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Classifieds Our new section for Amiga contacts. Workbench 167 What's going on inside your Amiga - guestions answered. 174 Discover the World of Commodore ON THIS MONTH'S COVERDISK B-1 7 Fully playable demo of Microprose's latest World War II bomber simulation Disposable Hero One complete level of the new storming shoot-em-up from Euphoria ? Amos Source Code Tutorial Files B17 We take you on a trip aii around the world with our intercontinental guide to the Amiga ... Page 32 Welcome to Amiga Format! The World is collapsing around my head", or so said Michael Stipe of REM, but what would he know? The world isn't collapsing at all, it's staying exactly the same size. But the number of countries, and the number of people living in them, is increasing daily. This month we've taken a metaphorical trip around the world, and had a look at what the Amiga gets up to in a global way. If you've ever wondered where your Amiga was made, or who controls the design of new machines, turn to Page 32 now. We all think that the new A4000 030 is a major breakthrough for the Amiga. At last a machine with the the expandability of a large box design is available at a price that's accessible to many. This is the serious Amiga that we've been waiting for, and judging from your letters, so have many of you. Turn to Page 114 for a full run down on the new machine. Then turn straight to page 122, where our Grand Quiz for June offers you the opportunity to win not only an A4000 030... A rough guide to Commodore's new mid-range machine...

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174 Discover the World of Commodore ON THIS MONTH'S COVERDISK B-1 7 Fully playable demo of Microprose's latest World War II bomber simulation Disposable Hero One complete level of the new storming shoot-em-up from Euphoria ? Amos Source Code Tutorial Files B17 We take you on a trip aii around the world with our intercontinental guide to the Amiga ... Page 32 Welcome to Amiga Format!
The World is collapsing around my head", or so said Michael Stipe of REM, but what would he know? The world isn't collapsing at all, it's staying exactly the same size. But the number of countries, and the number of people living in them, is increasing daily.
This month we've taken a metaphorical trip around the world, and had a look at what the Amiga gets up to in a global way. If you've ever wondered where your Amiga was made, or who controls the design of new machines, turn to Page 32 now.
We all think that the new A4000 030 is a major breakthrough for the Amiga. At last a machine with the the expandability of a large box design is available at a price that's accessible to many. This is the serious Amiga that we've been waiting for, and judging from your letters, so have many of you. Turn to Page 114 for a full run down on the new machine. Then turn straight to page 122, where our Grand Quiz for June offers you the opportunity to win not only an A4000 030... A rough guide to Commodore's new mid-range machine... PAGE 114 Plus Your chance to win one - worth £1,000 - along with
£2,500 worth of the world's best software... PAGE 122 A4000 030, but a complete library of serious software from some of the world's top developers too.
It's one hell of a prize, but the questions aren't too difficult, so get those Martus DY50n' edi,or postcards out, and get your entries in.
On Page 129 there's a chance to win a Citizen Swift 90 colour printer too.
If you don't have a floppy disk drive, you really could be making yourself a lot of work. These cheap devices are so useful we'd probably recommend them as the first peripheral you should buy for your machine.
But what should you look for and what should you pay? On Page 44, Richard Baguley takes a look at the floppies on offer.
As usual there are pages and pages of reviews, news and advice. Don't waste your time reading this, turn the page and enjoy!
Floppies... Spoilt for choice and don't know which floppy is for you?
We test and rate eight of the best floppy drive buys out there... PAGE 44 MicroProse's latest flight simulation has a fully playable demo on this month's disk. It's that action packed, you'll wonder just what's missing. Take to the skies of war-time Holland, navigate your way to the target and fight off the Luftwaffe's attempts to send you down in flames. Action-packed all the way, with a special movie director mode for those who prefer to just sit back and watch. If you're a real plane head, then maybe you can enter the competition to win a real Avirex flying jacket!
Disposable Hero For readers who prefer their games to be a little less wearing on the brain, there's a whole level from the forthcoming game from Euphoria. Ever heard of Hawkeye or Flimbo's Quest? They were for mental giants compared to this awesome killing machine. So reach for your autofire joystick and start sussing out just how you get to the end of a level - you could win a free copy of the finished game if you can manage that particular feat.
Full Coverdisk instructions on next page... Fully playable demo of Microprose's latesi World War II Bomber simulation Disposable Hero F One complete level of the new storming shoot-em-up from Euphoria
* Amos Source Code Tutorial Files Two whopping commercial demos
that will engross you for hours: an action-packed shoot-em-up
and a WWII flight sim.
Take your seats for a preflight briefing with Pat McDonald.
B17 Flying Fortress MicroProse ¦ PAL NTSC GETTING STARTED
* i&t ¦ nSk m m ammI
- S' (MtllMI miM Du. To th« massive size of both the B17 and
Disposable Hero demos. I regret there was no space for other
programs. I won't make a habit of this.
Your first ever Coverdisk? Well don't worry, it's very easy to get it to work. Simply place it in any 1Mb Amiga, and turn the computer on.
After a few seconds, a cut-down version of Workbench will load. Move the mouse pointer with the mouse, until it is over the fairly large Amiga Format disk icon.
JUNE 1993 Click twice rapidly with the left mouse button (this is called double clicking). A window, showing the contents of the disk, will open. Move the mouse pointer to either the BJ7 demo icon, or the Disposable Hero icon.
Again, double click, and the relavent program will load.
Be prepared to wait a while, because both of the demos have been heavily compacted and so take longer to load. Disposable Hero needs a joystick in order to play it while the B17 demo really does need a full keyboard.
You may have noticed the other drawer, Amos Material. This has a sound sample and music track in it for use with our AMOS programming Coverdisk. More instructions for using this can be found on Page 109.
I very much regret that there was no room on the disk for any Public Domain, shareware or programs from readers. However, last month there was no commercial game demo on the Coverdisk at all.
In order to get a good balance, we had to put two demos on this month's disk. The good news is that this summer there will be a special twin disk version of Amiga Format. As well as a game demo, there will be lots and lots of programs for creativity, especially (but not limited to) music composition.
We do take account of what readers ask for, and also what they submit to us for possible inclusion on the Coverdisk. So don't worry, we're not about to break the fine balance between games and not games coverage - this is a one off. Two demo Coverdisk!
THE DISK WILL lake a while to load. The reason for this is lhal Ihc main file has been compressed wilh Powerpacker - that's why the mouse pointer flashes for a while after Ihc disk has stopped. A few moments after that, the HI 7 logo should appear, and about 30 seconds after that, the demo tells you to press any key (including the fire-button) to start playing.
In the demo, you are in one of a pair of BI7s.
Heading for the docks at Antwerp. You can view the target by pressing Shift and F8 simultaneously. At the stan, you will be in the pilot's seat, looking out of the window at a trio of on-coming Fockc Wolf 190 fighter planes. Moving the joystick will have absolutely no effect whatsoever.
Should you wish to ignore the threat, then pressing I will take you to the instrument panel, which can be scrolled left and right by pressing the square bracket keys. Pressing W will get your head up again.
Here's en external view of a FW190. Taking no notice of a stream of bullets from the bomber's gun turrets.
You can't actually alter any of the controls, because the computer is in control of the position (there should be a small computer icon at the bottom left). To move between computer and manual control, press I again.
When the computer is in control of a position, it will make decisions lor that position. Because lighters arc spotted from different gun turrets, you will sec repons from the crew appearing on the screen. To view through the other planes, press the Z or X key. When you are back at your plane, you will be inside it. Rather than outside it.
Then it's time for some combat. Press FI to go for the chin turrenl. Or F5 for the top turret (the fighters always stan from the same place). Press M to get manual control, and use the cursor keys to spin the turret around. Gel a fighter in your sights, and press the spacebar to let rip with the machine-guns.
Alternative keys?
Not all Amigas actually have numeric keypads in order to use the outside views often found in flight sims. A600 owners are forever complaining that they can never get to the whole flight sim because of it.
All right fair cop, the demo doesn't let you get at the outside views. But, A600 owners should be very glad to hear that the full version of 677 includes a set of keyboard alternatives for those without numeric keypads. Amazing isn't it - somebody actually thought of all those frustrated people and did something about it. See, you do count!
Need some help?
There are an awful lot of keys to master in this game. So here’s the built-in help screen, printed fairly large, for those who hate stopping their game while attempting to play it.
Note that not all the keys are listed here - for instance, the numeric key controls to move around the outside views are not listed. So be prepared to mess around a little bit.
Oh, and if you think the demo is complicated, you should see the full game. 677 lets you command your crew on tasks like fire fighting, first aid. And swapping them around the aircraft to get all crew trained in all tasks.
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I bcl you'll miss! Getting the deflection angle right
- the point where a bullet and Tighter occupy the same space - is
very difficult. It is possible, but it is more down to luck
lhan skill, at least at first. Oh yes, don't gun up the other
bomber - otherwise the odds go up from 3-2 to 3-1, but not in
your favour.
The besi defence is a good offence. Learn to switch to the right turrets as the planes swing past you
- you're more likely to hit w hen planes are closing, but if you
fire at them while they are receding you are improving your
chances of shooting them all dow n and making it to the target.
If you want to. You don't actually have to control anything. Simply flip around the different positions (all ihe F keys except F6, the radion room, which isn't in the demo). Alternatively, if you want, try pressing the left Alt key and M. This puts you in director mode, dramatically speeding up the action just to show the interesting bits.
It's time to try some flying. Press F3 to get back to the pilot's seat, press X if you arc still looking at the instrument panel. Press M to turn off computer control Win an Avirex flying jacket!
How would you like a genuine flyer's jacket as worn by airman all over the world? How about a finished, complete copy of 677 itself? The first entry drawn from a bomb bay wins the jacket and a copy of the game, the next 10 entries drawn win the game.
Interested? All you have to do is find out the correct answers to these three questions, write them on the back of a postcard, and send it to; 8th Airforce Compo. Amiga Format, Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth St Bath, BA1 2BW.
RULES No members of Future Publishing. MicroProse or their immediate families will be allowed to win anything. Entries sealed inside envelopes will be discarded - the back of an envelope is fine. The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 2 June. The judge's decision is final.
No correspondance will be entered into.
And try pushing Icfl or right for a momcnl. Pull back lo lift the nose, and forwards in order to dive Try not to pull the wings up above 45 degrees.
Remember, you arc carrying a full load of bombs, and fully laden bombers are not very aerobatic.
Alternatively, fly the thing into the ground as often as you like - it's the ideal way to find a weak spot in a plane's flying characteristics.
Speeds above about 350 knots arc not recommended. Since your plane's wings will fold up and fall Questions
1) The B17 had a bombsight that could ‘drop a bomb into a pickle
barrel'.
What was it called?
A) The Norden.
B) The Pave Tack.
C) The Teasmade.
2) Name two kinds of long range fighter planes that escorted the
B17 on bombing raids:
a) P47 Thunderbolt and P51 Mustang.
B) Tom and Jerry.
C) F14 Tomcat and F15 Eagle.
3) What sort of armour did B17 crewmen wear to protect them
from enemy ground fire?
JUNE 1993
a) G-Suits.
B) Flak Jackets.
C) Easter Bonnets.
Off. Leaving you in a very tricky position. Don't worry, it's not long before you hit the ground. If you want to quit the demo, press Ctrl and Q. then Y to confirm.
As the enemy fighters attack the formation, some of your crew may become injured, or fires may be started within the aircraft. In the full game, you can assign crew men to treat wounded personnel, extinguish fires, unjam guns, manually wind open or close the bomb bay doors or retract the landing gear. One thing about flying a B17. There sure is a lot lo do.
Welcome to the inside o* the shop. You can get to this screen within e tew seconds of starting the game - It makes sense to trade up to better weaponry. It's guaranteed that you will need it.
Disposable Hero Euphoria Profile ¦ PAL NTSC THIS IS NO run-of-the-mill shooi-em-up you know.
Whal do you mean, you don't know what that means?
Where have you been? Alright, essentially you press fire button to start, then use it to blast hordes of alien muloids into oblivion. Oh yes. You can move your ship around with the joystick. All you've got to do is keep moving right and deal with any champions (tough bad guys who hang around! On the way. Still sounds a bit old hat?
Other more refined arcade players tend to get bored of having to follow the same old routes to get to the same safe points. Avoiding the same old aliens who pop up at the same old places is regarded with horror by players who grew up with Defender rather than R-Type.
Most games of this type have one correct path, a sort of thread that you have to follow through the game without deviating one pixel. Disposable Hero is much more flexible. There are specific danger zones to avoid, but there is a great deal more freedom of movement in this game than is usually the case (see below.
'Beating the first champion').
The storyline goes like this. In the year 2867. After many wars have been fought, there exists an elite group called D Hero. Their task is to locate and retrieve blueprints of weapons systems, lost during the wars, to rc-cquip their fleet of spaceships. The blueprints arc scattered all over the planet, and D Hero JUNE 1993 Well, there’s a few old favourites in there, like power-ups (to increase your firc-power) which you buy at a shop. Shops arc blue shimmering domes - just land in the middle of one and you go to the shop. As you can do this almost immediately (whoops, mind them homs from the
ceiling and the ground! It makes sense to trade up to twin fire straightaway.
A lot of people really love this sort of game, due largely to the simplistic horrific violence of it all.
BEATING THE FIRST CHAMPION - PLAY IT SMART!
Smart play! Just dive at the bottom right of the screen, and come up for pot shots.
Must risk life and limb in the search for them. Only when all the plans have been found can D Hero retire in peace... Or can he?
Sounds like a sequel’s being planned before they've even finished the first one. To be honest, the Euphoria programmers (Mario Van Zeist. Arthur Van Jole. Hein Holt and not forgetting Laurens Van der Donk) are really very good at taking simple game concepts and polishing up the gamcplay as much as possible.
Other games by Ihem include Flimbos Qnesl and Hawkeye. At present, they're busy churning out new levels and adding cvcr-morc sophisticated means of mass destruction. Disposable Hero is due for general release at the end of May beginning of June. We hope to see it very soon indeed.
This demo does not work on a CDTV. Hopefully the full game (which is still some time away) will. You can try loading it. But after about a second the new bits of screen corrupt, and the machine falls over and dies.
It seems a pretty superficial fault (bad memory handling) but it's there, so be warned.
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When CEO Martin Murray was asked to comment on this amazing announcement, he was quoted as saying, "We pride ourselves in pleasing our customers. The best way I know oj doing that is by giving them the best quality product their money can buy. When you do something this well, both users and professional reviewers alike write the ad copy for you."
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1. Always write-protect your Coverdisk. Move the tab so a hole is
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3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
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.
Backing up your Disk
* * M mSS : I Load your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the
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4. Wait for a while and it will read all the information off the
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you to insert the 'Destination' disk. Put the disk you wont to
copy your Coverdisk on to in the drive and press the Return
key. Note thot the disk does not need to be formatted olready.
S. Put the source disk and destination disk in a couple more
times when the Amiga asks for them. When it soys "Diskcopy
Finished" just type in: ondcl1 to got out of the Shell or CU.
You may hove to put the Workbench disk in ogain. Now your copy
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SOFT TOUCH FOR OVP'S BOARD resigns Sumner KELLY SUMNER,
MANAGING director of Commodore UK has announced that he is to
leave the company. The split - which is AMIGAble - sees Kelly
moving to Gamctek. An American software house just launching
its European operation. Sumner is to head Gametek's marketing
in Europe from the UK and AF w ish him the best of luck. Of
more concern to Amiga ow ners is what the move means for
Commodore. Ah' spoke to PR manager Dawn Lcvack, w ho said that
in terms of strategy and policy there w ould be no swift
changes of direction.
Taking the helm at Commodore will be David Pleasance who will be head of sales and marketing, and Colin Proudfoot who will take care of finance and operations. Both will hold the title of general manager. As AF interv iewed Kelly when he became MD we got his parting comments in an interview shortly before he announced his departure. You can read it on Page 20. Next month we'll be interviewing David Pleasance.
The IV24 beard from GVP has undergone significant software changes.
Central to the updates ore the new versions of MacroPoint and Callgari 24 which accompany the board. Two new pieces of software are also included: a transitions package for video and presentation work and an image capture program. GVP claim there's a mojor advance in the professional capabilities of the board. Expect a full review of version 2 next issue. Existing users can upgrade for $ 149, by calling GVP on 0101 215 337 9922, or UK dealers Silica on 081-309 1111.
IBM NEED THE AMIGA IBM launched their OS 2 For MultiMedia operating system at the Hannover CeBit Fair. Because multimedia is a visual subject they had a huge video wall, powered by... on Amiga. Scofo MM210 wasg, used for the presentation.
You'd be forgiven for thinking this was a bizarre one off, but nol At their mainframe production site in Minessota, Big Blue have a permanent Amiga Sca a set-up for multimedia presentations.
It just goes to show you that there ore some things the PC just can't touch the Amiga for, and multimedia is one of them.
Scala 0920 444294.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGEBOARD UPDATES Vortex are offering software upgrades to existing users of their 386SX and 486SLC emulators. New software enables the use of Amiga floppies as PC drives. Either PC or Amiga windows can be speede up or slowed down which means less or more processing power can be devoted to the emulation under multitasking. Send two blank floppies and 10 IRCs to Vortex, 3855 Richmond Ave, Suite 138, Staten Island, New York 10312, USA.
HI-SOFT AND AVR MERGE Hi-Soft have purchased Audio Visual Research, and are now taking over all of AVR's current and future projects. What this means is that all hardware will bear the AVR name, while all software will go under the Hi-Soft monicker. AVR make the StereoMaster, Clarity 16 and VideoMaster hardware which is marketed by Microdeal. This will continue for the forseeable future.
A plenitude of PD 17 Bit have released their extensive bock cotalogue on CD. At a time when CD releases are few and far between this is a real stormer. Costing £39.9$ for two disks the package delivers over a gigabyte of quality software. Imagine oil the classic demos Jakki and Indi launch campaign LEADING MAIL ORDER firm. Indi Direct, have launched a new campaign to ease any worries the public have about buying hardware off the page.
The campaign is spearheaded by Radio One's Jakki Brambles whose show includes a regular computer games slot.
Indi are aware that consumers have had. Or have heard about, bad experiences with mail order companies, or that they may simply be wary of paying for Radio One DJ and computer goods they have vet to sec. Indi.
Enthusiast jakki Brambles gives |h h jmcn(, ' c nlilj| her support to mail order firm Indi. .... order shopping is as safe as any other method - as well as more convenient and competitive.
Indi are a reputable mail order company who consult the Advertising Standards Authority regularly and observe their code of practice. Jakki Brambles will feature in Indi advertising and as a keen computer enthusiast, will help explain the safety nets pul in place to ensure that no Indi customer ever gets anything but 'exemplary service'.
Jakki commented: "People are cautious about mail order. We've heard stories about occasional fly-by-nights, but as part of a long-established computer firm. Indi's expertise and experience ensure it is the number one choice if you're looking for value, reliability and choice".
At Indi. Craig Saddington said: "We're delighted Jakki is going to be helping us. We are anxious to do all we can to polish up the image of mail order. Indi will also be at the Amiga Formal Live! Show (May 7-9) on stand 208. Where their main offering will be A1200 HD systems, all officially approved by Commodore (UK) and carrying full on-site warrantee with Wang (UK). Commodore's service agents. Also supporting Indi will be Panasonic (UK) and Microbolics (INC) USA. Indi will be offering some great 'instant credit' deals, so be sure to visit the stand."
From the likes of Red Sector, Rebels, Crusoders, and LSD along with thousands of fonts, clip art, utilities, serious packages and games. The disk is produced by Almathera who hove the CDPD and (DPD2: The Demos disks to their credit, and four more CD Amiga titles planned for 1993. The disk is worth buying on AS70 for, especially at the new £149 price. 17 Bit 0924 366982 Almathera 081-683 6418.
Is this the new Amiga? Diy cdtv a i rcocn ALTERED IMAGES are Jonathon Bordoli and Jeremy Moss, who have produced a CDTV title in their spare time.
Alistair in Outer Space is an educational title involving a story and some games. The guys have spent nearly two years producing the title at nights and weekends.
Any interested distributors out there, give Altered Images a call: 071 934 3456.
COMPUTER LEISURE INDUSTRY newspaper CTW has run a cover story about a secret new Amiga. The story came out at the European Computer Trade Show and Commodore discounted it as 'rumour and speculation'. There is no doubt that it was. Hut they failed to deny whether it was true. The machine was described as AGA driven, with a CD drive and floppy disk connectivity. Sound familiar? If you recall AF predicted the Amigas of the future in Issue 42. And one of them was an AGA CD console. CTW claim it will be on sale before Christinas: let's hope so.
Psygnosis say they are devoting increasing amounts o! Development resources to CD projects. While some feared that this indicated a move towards console development, it may be a reaffirmation of their commitment to the Amiga. At present, we can only wait.
In the January issue of AMIGA Format we speculated about the existence of an Amiga CO console. Recent rumours suggest we may have been very near to the truth.
Alistoir in Spoce will b« reviewed next issue.
Re calculation Multi Core CORE DESIGN HAVE a whole host of games in the pipeline and are due for release later this year. The first looks like being the long- awaited Dorkmere, an isometric 3D fantasy adventure, which should be released in the early summer months.
Then comes four midsummer releases: Blastar, a multi-directional shoot-em- up similar to the coin-op Sinister, Bubba 'N' Stix, an animated adventure starring Bubba and, erm, Stix; and Wonder Dog, which is an eight-level horizontal platformer.
Lastly come two sequels: Heimdall 2, an arcade-style RPG which sees Heimdall warring with his eternal enemy loki; and Curse of fnchantia 2, an odventure involving a mad inventor, his time machine, and o chap called Boris. You'll have to wait until Cnrhontia 2 though. Core Design 0332 297797.
From now on Calculus will be advertising their specialist Amiga dealers on a separate page in each issue of Amiga Format.
Previously callers would ring a central telephone number to be told of their nearest dealer. Andy Rowe again: "With our policy of IIKIV, concentrated advertising in Amiga Format. Calculus has grown to be the largest chain in the UK. With the new' system readers can have direct access to our top Amiga specialists offering real nationw ide coverage."
AFTER 14 MONTHS of advertising in Amiga Formal. Calculus are making changes to their Database system due to massive demand for the official Commodore Amiga hard drive w ith 12 month on site warranty.
Andy Rowe. Calculus' Operations Director commented "It’s a absolute nightmare. Frankly our Database switchboard has been almost unable to cope with the demand from Amiga Formal readers and changes have had to be made."
Empire make waves EMPIRE SOFTWARE ARE to release a game designed by futurist designer Syd Mead. Maelstrom is the story of a soldier who discovers that his employers, the Syndicate, are planning to achieve total galactic dom- p- ination without concern tor human life.
The news of this release follows last month's report that Mead is to add his ideas and expertise to the forthcoming game from Cyberdreams, called Cyber Race. He's certainly a busy man. So let's hope that his games are of a similar quality to his films, which include such classics as Blade Runner, Alien and Tron. Maelstrom is to be released in May.
Also from Empire in May comes Twilight 2000, a 3D strategy game combining isometric and first-person views.
Available in both A600 and A1200 versions. The game has loads of different missions and promises months of game- play. Empire 0268 541126.
JUNE 1993 Bubba gets to grips with Stix, above, while below sees Blastar in action. Core!
Twilight 2000 is o 3D strategy game heading your way this spring.
New JVIedia Amiga Monopoly BOARDGAME GIANT W ADDINGTONS are branching into computer games by converting their classic board- game Monopoly to the Amiga.
Their new computer games division is called Supervision, which is run by the same people who founded Leisure Genius in 1984, the first company to produce Monopoly for the home computer. Supervision promise that Amiga Monopoly will improve massively on the original, but to find out tor sure you'll have to wait until next issue and read our full review. Supervision 071 702 9391.
The weapons screen from Maelstrom, designed by futurist Syd Mead.
ACTIVA. WHO ARE the distributors of Real 30 2.
Have a new multimedia product which they arc hoping will knock Scala from the top spot. Meilialiiik 3.0 has all the features you would expect from a high- end presentation package, plus a few neat new tricks thrown in there too.
A full review will follow next month.
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S Flight As masters of the flight sim, Micro Prose sets the standard for excitement in the sky. The three games shown here, for instance, feature realism other publishers can only emulate.
And all these award winning titles are available for Amigas.
From the formidable Flying Fortress of WYVII to the Short Take-off and Vertical Landing 1 iarrier of more recent conflicts, these flight sims feature unequalled graphics and gameplay. Gripping action is at your fingertips, right from the moment you load up.
In aircraft as lifelike as these, your imagination is the only restriction on your rapid progress through the skies!
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On the eve of the Amiga Format Live!
Show, Marcus Dyson takes a trip on Virgin Atlantic to see how they do an Amiga show New York style. The Yanks do everything bigger and better don't they?
I NEVER IMAGINED that at 9.45 on the morning of my 28th birthday I'd find myself trudging across the wet and windswept streets of west midtown Manhattan. But then I never imagined that Commodore business machines would organise the American World of Commodore show to coincide so perfectly with my day of (supposed) celebration.
I didn't know what to expect as I crossed l()th Avenue at 46th Street, heading west from Times Square. Pictures of a vast and impressive arena filled my head, so when I came to the New York Passenger Ship Terminal I was a little taken aback. The terminal is a huge grey pier that extends perfunctorily into the Hudson river, an imposing concrete building that looks more like an airport for ships than a major exhibition venue. The entrance is unremarkable. A series of large automatic doors opening directly from the elevated access road straight into a medium sized venue hall. What lay inside
was quite a surprise... Americans are noted for the grand scale on which they do everything, and as the USA is the home of the Amiga. I expected this grandiosity to extend to the World of Commodore. Therein lay my big mistake. The American Amiga scene is a very' different beast to that in the UK. While we have more than 1.500.000 Amigas in use over here, al the other side of the Atlantic they can boast merely 700.000 machines. And as you well know, in the UK the Amiga is very much a home and enthusiast's computer - not so in the US of A. Stateside the machine is seen as a niche market computer
for use in the video and multimedia presentation industry.
That success didn't transfer through to 16-bit machines, and the A500 was never an extremely strong seller over there. The A2000 3000. However, sold very well compared to over here, often because of its ability to accept the Video Toaster. The US games market is now a virtual duopoly for Nintendo and PC clones, with Sega coming a fairly poor third.
All the same Commodore, or more accurately Karen Jewell, had organised a very pleasant show. Over the course of the three days they were expecting 10.000 people to pass through the doors, but based on how busy it was while I was in attendance, if they were to make that target Saturday and Sunday were going to have to be very busy indeed. On the rest of this spread you will discover a few of the new and exciting products previewed at the World of Commodore. New York.
DKB DKB are best known in the UK for their MegaChip board which allows two megabytes of chip RAM on the A500 or 2000. But at the show- they were promoting two new products... SecureKey is a plug in card that prevents use of your machine w ithout a password, so if you keep confidential information on your A2000 or 3000, you can protect your valuable files from deletion. Before you ask - it also prevents booling from a floppy or any other form of bypassing.
Like most other hardware manufacturers.
DKB are now developing for the A1200. And also like most other manufacturers, their first product is a maths co-processor board w ith 32- bil fast RAM - the DKB 1202. Expandable up to 8Mb of RAM. The DKB 1202 carries a real time clock.
Call DKB on 0101 313 960 8751.
ALWAYS IMPRESSIVE FOR their hardwore, ICD hod a strong presence ot the show, odding impost with o 'Hard Drive Cafe' theme to their stand. ICD's Viper 1230 - an A1200 accelerator in the vein of GVP's Al230 - is claimed by the company to offer even more speed for the price. All will be revealed in our review of it in next month's Af.
ICD also produce on odd-on for the Viper 1230, the Viper S2 which adds SCSI2 support to this already impressive cord.
Using the Viper 52 it is possible to fit a 2.5-inch SCSI hard drive within the A1200 cose.
Also showing on the ICD stand was what ot first appeared to be a rock video, but doser inspection revealed it to be o HAM animation running on an A500 straight from hard disk.
What hard disk con perform this omaiing feat? The new ICD Trifecta 500 can) The top model of this drive offers lOMb sec data transfer via a SCSI 2 connection - that's fost. The drive con also take low cost IDE drives, and ICD claim that due to inteRigent codling and quick block transfers, even their IDE drives outpace most A500 SCSI units. All will be revealed in a review soon.
COMMODORE The big C had some interesting new products on their stand, as well as the usual plethora of CDTVs, A200s and A4000s. Most interesting was the A4000 running full screen, full motion video. Many people in the crowd were so used to seeing video tape or laser disk played through a window that they weren't too Impressed.
What we had here though was no video display card using the monitor as a TV screen, this was the real thing. Nothing stands the same likelihood of revolutionising home entertainment as FMV. And here it was running on an A4000. The secret of it all was the MPEG card which was processing on the fly data decompression and playing a HAM8 anima- tion at 25 frames per second as it read it from the hard drive. The image wasn't broadcast quality, or that's what the guy from Commodore said, but it certainly looked as good as the reception you would get at home. The seven minute clip they were
showing took up just 60Mb of hard disk space. I have seen the future, and I like it!
Commodore's other new product was something for those who find even the ample power of the incredible A4000 040 limiting. The A4000T gives high end multimedia users the opportunity to stuff more cards than anybody could possibly want into an impressive, but large, tower system style case.
The A4000T's tower system offers even more power and expansion for those who always ask for more!
WHITE STONE Whitestonc publish a book called the Arcxx Cookbook. Hard lo get hold of in the UK. This could be for you if you're struggling to get control of the Amiga's powerful macro programming language. Based around a tutorial approach, the Arcxx Cookbook features a number of projects. Not only do you leant from these examples, but the programs themselves arc useful utilities that you will want to keep. The book is the only one to deal with the powerful hut tricky combination of Arcxx and PostScript. The items arc cross referenced to the page numbers in the Commodore Arexx manual too.
The book is accompanied by two optional disks, one specifically for DTP use.
Prices arc $ 24.95. the book; $ 9.95. the first disk: $ 15. The DTP disk and $ 15 for shipping.
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ELECTRIC THEATRE Electric Theatre are a new software company and they were showing an interesting program designed to teach music via the Amiga, called Keys To Music. The system comes in five volumes and teaches reading and writing music, rhythm, and traditional and modem harmony.
The system starts with the very basics it must do because I understood it - and progresses to an advanced level, making use of the Amiga’s speech, sound and graphics capabilities lo get the message across.
Electric Theatre are on 0101 215 379 4538.
MIGRAPH MiGraph were showing their new Colorbursl hand scanner, which scans 262.144 different colours. The four-inch wade scanner offers six scanning resolutions, from 50-41X1 dpi. There GOLD DISK Despite rumours that they are concentrating on the Mac and PC platforms at present. Gold Disk had a strong presence at the show.
Though no new product was on show, the recent ProPage 7 was to be seen, and Gold Disk were running tutorial demonstrations on many of their outstanding range of programs.
A quick glance at their catalogue proved, as if proof were needed, that they have the most impressive range of serious software that any manufacture can boast.
Opcal Vision Centaur - distributors or OpalVision and OpalPaint in the US - had a strong presence at the show with their popular products.
However, those attending the show expecting to see demonstrations of their up-to-the-minute developments would have been disappointed - they will have to wait until July I-4th at the World of Commodore Show in Sydney, Australia for that.
New add-ons to the OpalVision main board include a frame grabber and genlock module, a quad-input production switcher, a Scan rate converter, and the Roaster Chip which enables real-time processing of live video. Centaur are on 0101 800 621 2202.
What can we say about GVP that hasn't already been said? As one would expect, they were at the show in force, and displaying what has come to be known as the widest range of high quality Amiga peripherals known to man.
Nothing new. But then they already had an A 12(H) accelerator. RAM card and SCSI interface announced before the show even ( oiMMin 1 v »H b 1 1" ~T1 a* 1 [Natural u*».l 1 X Bvutl. « .a,| | bb .(.I. ri-n Con*lnu» Prvl-V Directory happened. These guys don't waste any time.
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Icorn how to reod and write musk on the Amiga in five stages with Electric Theatre's new Keys To Music program.
Are five scanning modes: SupcrColor. Color.
Greyscale. MonoDither. And Mono 1.me art.
The software is rumoured not to be as sophisticated as Touch-Up. Which was included with previous MiGraph scanners. Call MiGraph on 0101 206 838 4677.
SOFT LOG IK PageSlreum J is Soft Logik's big news. While they weren't revealing any firm launch dates for the AGA version of their astounding DTP program, they were demonstrating an almost finished product on their stand. The program seems to have gone through an ama ing number of changes for w hat most people expected to be merely an AGA version. PageSlreum could be veering dangerously close lo becoming the Amiga version of Quark Xl’ress. But given that Xpress is the world's number one desktop publishing program, that's really no bad thing.
JUNE 1993 The sheet of PageSlream 3 features they were giving out at the show was loo long to list, but if it's all true Gold Disk have another tough fight for DTP supremacy on their hands.
When the product ships Stateside it will carry a $ 399.95 price tag.
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KS: I think it matched up very well. The A1200 went like an absolute rocket and did even better than I thought w as possible. I was hoping to ship 25.000 units pre-Christmas and in the end we managed 43.000. For a product that didn't even have a penny spent on advertising it, that's incredible.
©: How do you account for such a quick uptake?
KS: For a long while there has been a large body of Amiga owners that have wanted to upgrade. They've been using their machines for two or three years and they’re looking to get into something a little more powerful without breaking the bank, and going for something like the A4000. The A12(H) perfectly captures their mood and imagination.
It's also the first commercially available 32-bit machine. I know that the Acorn is out there, but it doesn't really have mass market appeal, whereas our price point and initial sales figures prove that ours has.
O: Atari have now arrived in the 32-bit arena with the Falcon which they claim is the new champion of home computing. What do you make of this?
KS: Well, just compare the two machines and see what's best value for money. The Falcon is priced at £5l9-£999. And w hat sort of software do you think you are going to be able to run on it?
The Falcon is far too expensive, and how Atari can claim it as the superior home computer is beyond me.
The only advantage they've got is the DSP sound chip which is ahead of the A1200. But its appeal is extremely limited - we've looked at putting a DSP chip in the A1200 but it's just not worth it.
The two products arc out there now and their respective performances tell the story. The Falcon just isn't moving. It isn't a serious rival to the A1200. And it never will be.
JUNE 1993 Do you regard Sega and Nintendo as your competitors?
KS: Not really, no. I think there arc two separate markets. And in the small area of crossover that may exist I actually think that Nintendo and Sega have helped us.
By spending over £40 million between them on marketing they have raised the profile of electronic gaming to amazing new heights. People go out to the shops anil at first they probably look at 16-bit consoles.
They see they are competitively priced, but then anyone who looks at what to buy in any more depth will see the cost of supporting their new machine with new software is astronomical and the Amiga, supposedly the more expensive option, becomes the better buy.
I also think there arc some pretty disillusioned parents out there who want to buy a computer and let's face it. The Mega Drives and Super Nintendos might be good machines but they ain't computers.
®: So, you were happy with last year, and you saw off what little competition you perceived as having.
What remains of the line-up that took us through Christmas?
KS: Believe it or not we'll have to start with the A500 because there arc still some stocks knocking around selling at £199. I think they should all be gone in the next few weeks and then that's it for the A500.
The A6(M) continues as a standalone at £279 and as part of The Wild. The Weird and The Wicked pack at £329. And the A600HD is still part of the Epic pack at £399. The HD model, however, is being discontinued For the past 10 months Kelly Sumner has set the mould for Commodore UK's moves in the industry. Here he reveals to Dave Roberts the shape of Amiga things to come... Kelly Sumner talks back what drive do I go for? Some people say they only want 40 Mb. Others say 80 Mb and others say 120 Mb.
So you end up introducing three new models and things gel really confused.
Completely and won't Ire around after the summer.
The A12(H) is still in the Comic Relief pack for a while, but when that goes it'll be a standalone at £399.
£5: Why are you phasing out the A600HD?
KS: Quite frankly. I think that it would be a healthier situation if distributors and dealers can equip customers themselves.
It's the same story w ith the A1200. In Europe some territories are offering an A1200HD and that is available for me to sell in the UK. But I have decided not to take it. I think it would confuse the range and also.
So there will only be one Amiga 600 model later in the year. Will you carry on with a pack and a standalone?
KS: No. We'll go for one or the other. I think that one of the mistakes we made last year was that we had too many configurations and confused some people. This year, there w ill be one A12(H) and one A600.
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because we've been raped and pillaged by the dollar against the
pound..." 21 JUNE 1993 Will the A600 be in u bundle or a
standalone?
KS: We honestly haven't decided yet, We re tracking sales of both at the moment and I think that a bundle is looking most likely, but the final decision will be made in the summer with any bundle that we decide on appearing in the autumn.
£ : Is it the same story for the A1200?
KS: No. With the A120(1 we've decided that there w ill be a bundle - now all we've got to do is decide what goes in it. We could do an out and out games pack, but personally I think there should be a more serious clement. OK. People are always going to want lo play games on the thing but it's also a stunning computer and I want people to be aware of that as soon as they get the machine home.
So if the A1200 is £399 as a standalone for the summer, presumably the pack will also see some sort of price rise?
KS: Not necessarily. The machine is going through the summer on its own at £399 because we've been raped and pillaged by the dollar against the pound. But if there's any recovery between now and the first two weeks in September when we launch the pack, then I would love to see a high value £399 pack. Then again, if I knew how the dollar was going to perform against the pound then I wouldn't be working for Commodore.
I'd be lying on a beach somewhere sipping cocktails.
How many titles, written specifically to the AA chip set which will only run on the A1200. Will be available on the market by Christmas 1993?
KS: From this far off it's difficult to say. But I would think it will be at least 50-60 and I could be being far too conservative with that guess.
What sort of sales projections do you have for your line-up in 1993? According to your figures you sold more Amigas in '92 than any previous year.
Can you top that?
KS: We definitely will. The A1200 will do between 150-200.000 units, while the A600 will manage al least 100,000. But that's not the full potential of the Amiga
- there w ill be new product later in the year to increase that
figure substantially but I can't divulge any details at this
point.
W ill there be a new ‘number' this year?
KS: No. The A600 and A1200 will take us through this year and the A1200 will remain as the flagship home computer for quite some time. The A600. I suppose could be the C64 of the Nineties, it's a good, basic machine, but the A1200 will be the A500 of the Nineties - the one that those who don't mind paying a bit more money will go for. And will feel very good about going for. As soon as they get it home.
At the moment, at £399 and with its current specification. It represents tremendous value for money. In the future I think we will keep it as a premium priced product, around £399. But perhaps alter the specification to maintain the value.
We might put in a faster processor, more memory or a high definition drive - but having said that I don't think we need lo do anything for the next year because it's competitive enough as it is.
®: So. If there's no new number, presumably the new offering must be a variation on the A1200?
KS: Yes. You would be safe saying that new products will be based around the AA chip set. The A12(H).
And presumably CD comes into the equation at some stage?
KS: One thing we said at our developers conference in Miami at the beginning of the year was that all our future products will have the ability lo run Cds. They ®: One of the key elements in the long term success. Or otherwise, of the A1200 is software support.
Are you finding it difficult to persuade the big name publishers to develop what is, after all. A new home computer format in an era of CD and cartridge- based machines?
KS: It wasn't easy at first. But then, without something tangible to point to like an installed base, it was always going to be difficult.
One thing I would say is that those publishers who did support us before the launch, like Gremlin with Zool, have reaped rewards and other publishers are well aware of that.
All the publishers that I talk to now tell me that they are developing specific A1200 versions of their titles. What surprises me is that some of them tell me they are developing A1200 games instead of A600 games. I would say that at Christmas most big releases will be available in A600 and A1200 versions, but that a few might be only for the A1200.
OK. Some sort of CI product is waiting in the wings and hopefully we'll see it before the end of the year. But meanwhile of course, you already have a CD machine, the C'DTV.
Has that been a disappointment to you?
KS: In all honesty, yes. But I think the reason for that is that we went into this market with rose-tinted glasses. If we had been more realistic then perhaps we wouldn't have felt disappointed, but as it was we had ambitions above our station al the time.
We're not wearing black armbands or anything like that. It sold in reasonable numbers and it taught us an awful lot about the market and what you can and can't do. And hell, you have lo start somewhere.
®: What sort of sales has the CDTV achieved?
KS: In the UK. We’ve done a smidgeon under 30.000. ©: How does that stack up against its main rival.
CD-i?
KS: Well Philips aren't releasing sales figures, but let me tell you. Compared to CD-i. CDTV is a success.
What went wrong with CDTV?
KS: We got the three basics wrong - price, specification and support. It was launched at £699 and that isn't a remotely aggressive price point, liven £499 and £599 aren't what I'd call consumer price points.
It came out with 1.3 just as we were launching 2.0. so its operating system was really dated straightaway . I also think that it could have done with a bit more RAM and an in-built 3.5-inch floppy drive.
On the software side, we spent a lot of lime and effort with some US software houses and we didn't really sec any return on that. There is some nice stuff available, but there are also some titles that really don't do the machine justice. And on top of that there simply wasn't the volume of titles that there should have been at launch. Basically we did quite a bad job of getting software to market.
If we had got things right, you'd be talking about 3(K).(MK) units - not 30.000 - but once you've got it wrong with a machine, it s virtually impossible to pul it right. I think CDTV's time has been and gone.
G: But surely Commodore isn’t giving up in the CD market?
KS: Absolutely not. We will have new products and we'll be fighting vigorously lo maintain a large share of that market, and I honestly think that we will achieve that. 1?
Might not have CD technology embedded in them, but they will have the ability to run Cds. That goes lor every single new product that Commodore launches from now on.
Is there an equally strong commitment to 3.5- inch disks?
KS: Absolutely. We can't forget our roots. Our roots arc in computing and if we're selling machines that can't run 3.5-inch disks, would we be in a computer company anymore?
So the new machine won't just run a new type of CD?
KS: Let's put it this way. We'll always give the option to run 3.5-inch disks.
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Northern exposure for new retail outlet PHOENIX. THE COMPANY who started by making RAM expansions for the A500 Plus and went on to be a major mail order company, have moved into retail sales. Computer users in the North can now visit their Amiga users in the North get a new outlet for * omPuler World their favourite machine. Slorc- Jusl 3 fcw mil - utcs from Leeds city centre on the A64 road to York. The store has been open since March.
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CDTV TOGETHER CRUG is an acronym for the CD-ROM user group. They are an organisation which aims to provide technical information and assistance to CD-ROM and CDTV users. Membership is £29.99, which gets you a free CD title (of their choice), a bi-monthly newsletter, free entry to competitions, special software and hardware offers, and a CD exchange service.
They also aim to put together a CD hire library, which sounds like a good idea. If you could make use of their services give them a call on 0424 730326 and find out more.
OCEAN SIGN DIDYJVMEN Digital Image Design (DID) have signed up a seven-figure deal with Ocean Software, which will cover their next six releases. This will keep the Runcorn- based developers - previously responsible for F-29, the excellent Robocop 3, and the beautiful, if a little short. Epic - occupied until 1995.
The first two DID releases will be Odyssey, a 3D texture-mapped space simulation; and Inferno, a combat flight simulator with around 200 missions, and the chance to fly several aircraft including the F1117-A Stealth Fighter. The games are due for release later this year more news as we get it.
Contact Ocean on 061-832 6633 if you want to know more.
TAKE CONTROL if your work surface is a mass of leads and cables, then why not consider a Control Centre. Premiere Micros have been supplying units for the Amiga range for some time, and AF recently received the A1200 Control Centre.
They are sturdy in construction, and they are useful for keeping the AF workshop in order. If you think one machine's worth of leads is a real mess, just imagine what having five all next to one another is like. The Printer Centre is a matching unit which fits to either side of the Control Centre to provide a useful printer stand.
Call Premiere Micros on 0480 300738.
Excellent clip art can be yours via the Wordworth Users Newsletter.
The latest issue of the Wordworth User s Newsletter, an impressive publication which goes out to registered users, carries news of several new volumes of clip art.
The disks retail at £14.99 each, except volume one which is £9.99. and contain themed collections of quality illustrations.
The pictures can be used w ith any package that suppons IFF liles. 0395 270273 Wordworth users get arty EUROCARO.
:*sv ADVENTURESOFT, CREATORS OF such infamous adventures as Elvira - Mistress of the Dark and Waxworks, are set to branch into the graphic adventure as defined by LucasArts with their classic Monkey Island series.
Now this looks goocA This is a screen from the Their new A1200 version of Simon the Sorcerer. The A500 release, Simon the version looks pretty special, too. Sorceror, boasts 107 locations so it looks set to be a massive graphic adventure. Mike Woodroffe of Adventuresoft reckons their new game will take the graphic adventure crown away from LucasArts.'
AF staffie Andy Nuttall has had a quick peek at an early version of the game, and he believes the graphics and humour in the game are going to look stunning. Whether it will all gel together by the time it's released in September, however, you shall have to wait and see.
Adventuresoft 021-352 0847.
But it's our console toy mag and we love it). After he stopped being editor of Sega Power he went to be head of public relations at... Asylum.
All right, so what is this Asylum thing? Well they're a new games software house. Along with Andy Wilton (who has never worked on Amiga Format but he has worked on ACE, PC Plus and Amstrad Action, all of them made by Future Publishing who produce AF) as Development Manager, Bob and Andy are hoping to deliver some of the most amazing Amiga games ever fo grace your screen.
Surely that's what every software house aims to do, why should Asylum be any different? Well they have the experience to know a good gome from o bad one, and they have enough resources to work at a game until it's right. Whereas most software houses set a release date and then rush the programmers to meet it. Asylum are not going to set a release date for any product until it's completely finished. Great sentiments lads, now just let us see the games. Asylum have bought one of those fab phone fax type machines, so if you want to fax them, here's the number... 0225 428494.
Sha rewa re avalanche WE HAVE HAD a few phone calls from readers who sent off for the full shareware version of Charlie Chimp, which was on the May Coverdisk. Brian Bell, the author of the game (which won the GamesMaster programming competition) is alive and well, but has been snowed under by the response.
"It was amazing," Brian says, "I always thought shareware programmers got maybe a dozen or so responses. In 13 days over 650 people had sent me some money, both for the game and the source code. I just wasn't prepared for it, and all this over the Easter break meant getting jiffy bags and disks was impossible.'' Brian is now incredibly busy processing the backlog.
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Archer MacLean’s Pool Virgin 89% Second coming... VIVID IMAGE. MAKERS of the fine beat-em-up First Samurai |AF29, FG91per cent), will soon release the sequel. Second Samurai is similar In style to the original game, but you will be able to use objects rather than just pick them up.
But the best news is that Vivid Image have offered your favourite Amiga magazine the exclusive coverdisk of Second Samurai, which you should see on our September issue.
Phone Vivid Image on 081-422 8976 for further details.
Body electric BODY BLOWS, REVIEWED in AF46 (87 per cent), is to be released in an upgraded form by publishers Team 17. The new game offers greater speed, and improved graphics such as shadows underneath the fighters. It should be in the shops now.
If you have already bought the original game, you can obtain an upgrade by sending disk one and £2.50 to: Team 17. Marwood House. Garden Street, Wakefield. West Yorkshire, WF1 1DX.
The next release from Team 17 will be Overdrive, a car racing game in the style of the coin-op Super Sprint. The game will boast 50Hz multi-directional scrolling, which means it should look exceptionally smooth on screen. But strangely the programmers are not going to include a two-player option.
Overdrive will be released in July. A special A1200 version of Body Blows featuring extra colours and smoother animation will go on sale at about the same time as Overdrive.
For further information, contact the Team 17 helpline on 0924 201 846.
24 JUNE 1993 Dong!
Donk-ey DONG!. THE FORTHCOMING platform game which appeared in demo form on the AF45 coverdisk.
Has been retitled Donk! By distributors DMI following complaints.
DMI s Mungo Amyatt-Leir told us: Essentially we all like the name Dong!, and we didn't think it would cause too much of a problem. Unfortunately the distributors and chain stores were reluctant to handle a game with such a supposedly risque name, so we decided to change the name to Donk!
Contact DMI on 07S3 686000.
Meaner machines THE POPULAR CONSOLE title Micro Machines will be converted to the Amiga by Codemasters. In the overhead racing game, you control boats, cars and helicopters across a variety of terrains. It also features a multi-player mode.
Since its release on console earlier this year. Micro Machines has received rave reviews right across the board, so it should be something to watch out for when it's released on the Amiga towards the end of this year. Keep your eye on the news pages for further details. Contact Codemasters on 0926 814132.
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©1992 Gold Disk Inc.Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corp. Amiga of Commodore Amiga Inc. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. SILICA SYSTEMS 0 8 1 3 0 9 1111 H O T L I N E g GOLD DISK The music makers Andy Nuttall travels to Cambridgeshire where he discovers an Amiga 4000 playing a vital role in recording and cataloguing the music of the worlds best percussionist... JUNE 1993 SO WHO IS EVELYN GLENNIE ANYWAY?
Evelyn is recognised by many musicians as the world's greatest percussionist. She plays dozens of concerts every year, fronting many orchestras with her solo performances on marimba, xylophone and most other instruments.il you were lucky, you may have seen Evelyn hosting her series Soundbites on BBC2 recently. In each of the six episodes she invited a guest musician to come and play, including big names like pianist Melvyn Tan, saxophonist John Harle and even the Brodsky Quartet.
Her recorded music includes the Cds Rhythm Song. Dancin', Rebounds and Light In Darkness, and the video Evelyn Glennie in Rio - Siesta on Decca video. She has also published her autobiography. Entitled Good Vibrations. You can catch Evelyn playing live In one of many venues in Britain during May, June and July 1993.
Evelyn Glennie It regarded as the world's greatest classical percussionist.
Will be she become the world's latest Amiga convert, though?
AS AMIGA OWNERS, you already know what a powerful and flexible machine it is.
You can play excellent games, you can draw superb pictures w ith millions of colours, you can program, and you can make music.
Many professional musicians consider that the Amiga can't be used seriously to make music and control external MIDI instruments.
Greg Malcangi is firmly behind the Amiga as a musician's tool. Greg runs Heritage Studios with Evelyn Glennie, the world-famous percussionist. They built Heritage last year after many problems with recording Evelyn's music all over the world, and decided their own studio would give them the total control over the music that they needed. Since they has been busy getting used to the set-up. And even Evelyn, who is a classically trained musician, is now interested in dabbling with more electronic ways of creating music.
At the heart of Heritage Studios lies an Amiga 4000. With a 12(1 Mb hard drive. When he installed the machine, the first thing that Greg did was to recreate his entire 22-channel mixing desk using the database program Stiperbase Professional 4. Wherever there's a pot (potentiometer, or knob) 011 the desk, it's set up so that he can enter a figure, but where there's an on off sw itch it s marked by a tick.
Ihis may sound rather Heath Robinson in style, but considering the file contains over 1800 fields, it scents to work rather well.
Another thing which Greg uses Superha.se for is to stoic the locations ol every' sound from his various sound modules and keyboards. "Ihis is useful." Explains Greg, "particularly if I have a band who want to do some work, and they ask something like 'What I want is a kind of moody, guitam-type sound'. With my database I can immediately tell them what's 011 offer."
For sequencing purposes Greg uses Bars and Pipes Professional 2 (AF46 - 90 per cent) from Blue Ribbon Soundworks. Why did Greg choose that over the other available sequenccrs?
"There arc a number of features available on Bars and Pipes which aren't on any other sequencer. It's powerful, but it's really for someone who hasn't necessarily used sequencing packages before.
"I think that for many of the things Bars and Pipes does, a sequencer such as Cubase is a toy: and I think for many of the things Cubase does, this is a toy. If you want to print out a beautiful score, you're using the wrong package because KCS can do that very well."
For those of you not in the know. Cnbase is a very well-respected sequencer which runs 011 Macs and Pcs in studios all over the world.
Its makers. Steinberg, are rumoured to he converting the program to run on the Amiga, which would he goixl for the future of the machine in professional recording studios.
"One of the problems w ith Amiga [music| programs is in their presentation." Greg continues. "If you put Cuhasc up next to this.
Cnbase would look really professional, while- ihis would look like a typical Amiga game! I think that when things become AGA compatible. This will help matters.
"The people w ho use the Amiga seriously have to know a lot about it - they need to change everything, because it looks crap the way it comes! Seriously, though, you really have to get into it. In a way that you'd never gel into a Mac or a PC. It's because of this that you get all these people who are fanatical about the Amiga."
A lot has been said about the Amiga in the past in terms of studio work, and most of the time the word is that Commodore just can't provide the kind of back-up lor their machines that. Say. Apple do with the Macintosh. Even though he's such an Amiga enthusiast. Greg often finds himself recommending the Mac instead because of exactly that reason.
"I gel a lot of musicians coming to me saying What computer shall I buy?'." He explains. "I always want to say Amiga, but very rarely do I actually give that advice because it s not going to be of help to them.
"At the moment Atari are doing the best they can to blow their own heads off. And so there's a big hole there which Apple could fill.
The PC-compatible will fill it if we're not careful, but the Amiga is perfectly placed to establish itself in professional recording studios - to do to the market exactly what Atari did. But w ith a decent computer." O Big business is moving in on the Amiga. Richard Baguley takes a quick peek at Bullfrogs latest game. Syndicate.
JUNE 1993 the gameplav - lesser settings for your agents w ill bring you in to more of the action.
If you feel so inclined, you can get your agents to hijack cars on the way. Shoot passing civilians and get involved in other sorts of mayhem. The city is realistically modelled, with buildings, roads and people, so you can see that your actions have a long tenn effect.
Bullfrog have used specialist 3D programs to make the lighting look more realistic and the graphics look absolutely stunning.
Syndication Rights IMAGINE A WORM) where there are no longer countries, just corporations. 'The United Stales of Pepsi'. 'Planet Rcebok' or even 'Federal Republic of Nat West'. If that isn't a glimpse into hell. I don't know what is.
Bullfrog obviously have overactive imaginations. And from the depths of a particularly bad nightmare emerged Syndicate.
It s set in the not-loo-distant future, where the Corporation wars have left the big companies in control of the world. Playing the megalomaniac leader of such a corporation, you have to work your way through 1(H) missions of shooting, murder, property damage and other forms of unsocial behaviour in order to further your dreams of world conquest.
Each of the missions is based around conquering another slate, and bringing it under the influence of your corporation. And as you conquer them, you can tax the population and put the resources into research and development.
You have four agents to carry out your dirty work, each with characteristics that can be redefined. These arc adrenaline, perception and intelligence. By altering them, you can determine how closely the agents follow your directions. For instance, if you set all three to the maximum, the agent will move fast, act aggressively and decide for themselves exactly how to gel from one point in the city to another. Of course, whether you do this depends upon how involved you want to get in A separate version which takes full advantage of the 256 colours available on an A12(H) and A4000 will also be
available. Both versions of the game will have the ability to run in both low and high resolution modes, although the latter will probably only be a realistic option if you've got plenty of memory. There's also support for playing Syndicate across a network.
Overall, it looks stunning. Bullfrog arc currently putting the Final touches to the game, and have spent the last six months play testing it when they could have been down the pub instead. Now that's what we call dedication.
On the coverdisk of the next issue there will be a special version of Syndicate, with your chance to rescue the Amiga Format team. Ex-Editor Damien Noonan has gone on the rampage, and is holding hostage the entire editorial staff of AF. Your mission, should you choose to accept it. Is to rescue us Iron) the grip of the aforementioned desperado.
However, knowing what most of you are like, you'll probably leave us all to die a hideous and painful death... thanks a lot. O Syndicate will be released through Electronic Arts in June. Contact EA on 0753 540442.
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The World of Commodore The Amiga is known in virtually every country on the planet, but its success varies vastly from continent to continent, and even from country to country. Join Marcus Dyson on a quick tour of the world of the Amiga.
IT’S NOT UNCOMMON lor electrical products lo originate in one country, but lo be sold worldwide. Take a look al your video. CD player or TV. Chances are they come from Japan.
This Eastern domination of the world electronic market has never manifested itself in the area of home computers, most of them come from the USA. The big three: IBM. Apple, and Commodore are all American companies.
So the Amiga is an American machine, but do you know where they are built, where they arc developed, and more importantly where the majority of them are bought? Do you know what different people all over the world use their Amigas for? Or how much they pay for their machine? When you've read the next seven pages, you'll know a whole lot more about the World of Commodore.
AMERICAN MAGAZINES The Americans must be very prolific readers, because between the
700. 000 Amiga owners out there they manage to support a
surprising number of Amiga and related magazines. The
biggest seller is Amiga World, a magazine based in
Peterborough. New Hampshire, which sells around 100,000
copies a month. The other biggie is Amazing Computing tor
the Commodore Amiga, which despite the Sixties-sounding
title is a good read. Both of these titles are available in
the UK, but beware, they take a very different approach to
the glossy look of British magazines.
C z m •o -o UJ Amazing Computing also produce Amiga Tech - the only Stateside Amiga mag we know of that has a coverdisk and a product guide called The Guide to the Commodore Amiga, and it includes virtually every product there is lor your favourite (and mine) computer. We find it indispensable!
STATE OF THE MARKET The American Amiga-buying public have a huge choice of products and services. There are over 3,400 Amiga- related products available in the USA.
And over 670 manufacturers and software companies providing them. The Yanks have organised themselves into more than 390 user groups and have more Amiga and related magazines than we have here in the UK. But despite all this support, there are half as many Amiga users in the USA than there are in the UK.
TOPEKA, Statistics suggest that one in every twelve American Amigas has a Toaster In It. No. Not a computer-controlled bread-singeing device, but a revolutionary video effects processor from Topeka. Kansas-based company NewTek.
Over 60.000 of these boards are sold in a market of around 700.000 Amigas
- really quite an astounding market penetration, until you
consider the user profile of the Amiga In the States.
The main area of Amiga usage is for high-end video applications, and most video professionals use an Amiga in the post-production process. So it's maybe not so surprising then that a product such as the Toaster can become such a success.
When the board is placed in an A1500 2000 3000 4000 it converts the Amiga into a high-end video workstation. The Amiga Toaster combination can genlock titles to a broadcast-quality video image, it can distort, fade, wipe and image process a video image all in real time. The package comes with bundled 3D ray- tracing software and a 24-bit paint package. The price for the board and software is £1,622. Or for £2,496 you get an A2000 thrown In too.
NewTek have revolutionised desktop video in one fell swoop, and they have achieved this with an Amiga.
The only problem is that NewTek, and Toaster users in general seem to be ashamed of their humble Amiga roots. The standalone Toaster system has a 'Video Toaster1 badge covering the Amiga one. And when they demonstrate their system at shows the word Amiga is rarely, if ever, mentioned.
And why has this fabulous Toaster never made an impression on this side of the pond? Well the machine was designed for the American market, and their TV transmissions use a system called NTSC (National Television Standards Committee), which has less scan lines on the screen than our, PAL (Phase Alternative Line) system. So although a Toaster would still make a very entertaining toy over here, it would be of no use for professional video applications.
Why don't NewTek make a PAL version of the Toaster? Well the general assumption Is that NewTek don’t see that there's a market In Europe. But when you think about 30-odd countries all in one small area of the world, all with their own set of TV channels, all just developing cable and satellite transmission systems. That theory fails to hold water. More recently people have started to doubt if NewTek actually can make a PAL version. Some suspect that they use a proprietory chip, and the manufacturers ot that chip don't make a PAL version of it.
Whether this is true or not doesn't make much difference now. Because NewTek have missed their chance. Soon the OpalVision Roaster is going to do to the European video market what the Toaster has done In the States.
North America NUMBER OF AMIOAS: 700,000 Example prices: A1200 - £374, A4000 030 23 120 - £1,497 In the USA the Amiga is perceived quite differently to the way it is in the UK. The video game market is completely dominated by Nintendo, and the Amiga is treated as a serious or professional computer. For this reason many of the biggest and best developers of serious software are based in the States.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA This is the birthplace of Commodore Business Machines. The company that produce and develop the Amiga saw humble beginnings in 1958 as a typewriter repair and sales company.
WEST CHESTER, PHILADELPHIA, USA This is the headquarters of Commodore US. And the headquarters of Commodore worldwide. It's in the laboratories at West Chester where Lew Eggcbrecht and his teams of engineers constantly design and redesign potential Amiga chip sets and machine configurations. It's in the offices at West Chester where the decisions that effect the shape of future machines arc taken.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA This is where the Consumer Electronics Show is held every June. It was here, behind closed doors, that the company called Hi-Toro previewed their amazing new microcomputer in 1984. The company were looking for money to help them complete the machine, which went on to become the Amiga.
Just one year later, it was at the Chicago CES that the Amiga 1000 was unveiled to an unsuspecting, but very impressed, public.
SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA This area of California became famous in the Seventies and Eighties for being the centre of World technical innovation in the field of computers. It's no surprise then that Jay Miner. Rob Morse and RJ Mical. The inventors of the Amiga should have based their company here. Many rumours exist about why their project became known as the Amiga. Some say that it was to get listed before Apple in the phone book, others think it was a code word so that other computer wizards wouldn't realise what they were working on. When we spoke to Commodore Business Machines USA
President James J Dionne, he swore he couldn't clarify which, if indeed any, of these stories were true.
33 JUNE 1993 MIAMI, It you've ever watched American football on television or even in real life, you'll already know that the gridiron teams use huge Diamond Vision' screens to relay the nuances of the game to fans during plays, flash up the score and run messages 'from our sponsors'. The screen at the Miami Dolphins Stadium in Florida is powered by an Amiga.
Brilliance from Digitol Creations promises to be one hell of a point program, making full use of the Amiga's new grophics modes.
FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA Digital Creations shocked the world with DCTV, their low-cost true colour system last year. DCTV used a new way of coding video information in an Amiga IFF picture, which could be decoded by the hardware to give a full-colour composite picture.
One hidden pleasure of DCTV was the included paint package DCTV Paint The people who wrote DCTV Paint have now produced a new program to exploit the near true colour abilities of the AGA machines. Brilliance, also from Digital Creations will be reviewed in AF soon. Digital Creations 0101 916 635 0475.
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA Take a look at our A4000 competition on Page 122 of this issue and you will see how strongly Gold Disk feature in our list of top software. Through such products as ProPage 4 and Video Director they have built a solid reputation for serious Amiga software. Recent reports that they will be abandoning the Amiga market to concentrate on PC and Macintosh software have been dismissed by company spokesman Keith Hughes as completely unfounded’.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA When any city makes a bid to host the Olympic games, they have to undertake all sorts of advertising and PR-style moves to convince backers, and the International Olympic Committee, that their city is the right one to choose. When Atlanta succeeded in winning the 1996 Summer Games, an interactive multimedia show played a large part in their presentation.
This featured a 3D tour of the proposed Olympic village and music composed using Bars and Pipes Professional.
Australia and New Zealan NUMBER OF AMIGAS 350,000 Example prices: A1 200 - A$ 1 1 99, A4000 040 25 120 - $ 2999 THE AUSTRALIAN AMIGA community is an enthusiastic bunch if show attendance is anything go by. While around 28.000 British owners turn up at UK shows. 30.000 Bruces pass through the Australian World of Commodore at Darling Harbour in Sydney every year. That's 10 per cent of all owners. In fact so keen are they that one remote town in the Ozzy outback actually hires an aeroplane to fly its residents down to the show.
One other interesting fact about the Amiga in Oz is that there are over 15.000 games consoles over there that are Amigas repackaged in non-Amiga cases and sold without the Commodore name.
NEW ZEALAND c z m sO sO UJ Amid the sheep and Kiwis there are a small number of dedicated Amiga users in New Zealand. How do we know they’re so dedicated?
Well what would you call someone who pays NZS649 for a copy of Wordworth 27 And that's the special offer price.
The software distribution business is so underdeveloped that products go through the hands of five or six middlemen before they reach the consumer. So poor New Zealand Amiga users are forced to pay astronomical prices for their software.
That hasn’t stopped 40.000 of them buying an Amiga however, but as you can imagine, there's a fair old bit of software piracy down there.
All this piracy has led to one or two good PD coders in NZ. One group. Vision Software, produced the classic PD games Microbes and Cybernetix before becoming commercial software producers and releasing Woody's World which is reviewed on Page 82 of this issue. Vision Soft are also currently working on the new version of their Blitz Basic. This programming language is similar to AMOS, in that it is a fast and powerful extended beginner's language, but when we saw a sneak preview version it looked even faster than AMOS.
OPAL VISION Amiga users the world over are getting very excited about a product called Opalvision. But nowhere are they more excited than in Australia. This 24-bit frame buffer card and paint program was developed by a young Australian called Gary Rayner. A resident of Sydney. Gary's first success was with a graphics board called Colorburst. While developing ColorBurst Gary won the Young Inventor of the Year competition and bagged himself $ 20,000. He used the money to get distribution for the board in the USA where it was quite a successful product.
In best entrepreneurial fashion Gary ploughed the money from ColorBurst back into development, and late last year he produced, virtually unannounced, a card called OpalVision. The beauty of the OpalVision package is its comparative low price and the astounding quality of the paint software included with it. Here in the Amiga Format offices we were so impressed that we immediately started using OpalPaint for some of the tasks we used to do in PhotoShop on the Macintosh.
The next installment of the OpalVision story will be the release of the expansion units in a couple of months time. A frame grabber and genlock, a video input output switcher, and scan rate converter are all promised, to turn the OpalVision card into a fullblown video studio. But the most impressive addition to the Opalvision package will be the Roaster chip.
This digital processor will give the card real-time video effects capabilities. If it's as good as they say.
Or even as good as their equipment has been so far.
The Video Toaster, which has never been available in a PAL version, never will be.
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The ACS also organises an annual animation competition which runs in conjunction with the Edinburgh Festival.
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SLOUGH While they act as the British sales and marketing organisation for the parent company, they also develop games in their own right.
Currently nearing completion is Bullfrog's Syndicate (see Page 28), a futuristic ‘Sim City with guns'. EA UK also help shape the development of some of the American companies products. As I write this, AF staff writer Andy Nuttall is packing his bags to go and meet with the developers of Deluxe Paint V to give them feedback from the Amiga Format team and our readers. This information will then be used to help improve the new release of Dpaint.
36 JUNE 1993 SCANDINAVIA The Scandinavian countries have always contributed much to the Amiga PD scene, and they are beginning to have a big influence on the commercial software scene. The Meskanen brothers, of Real Soft, have written Real 3D 2 (AF46 - 96 per cent), possibly the best 3D ray-tracing package available for the Amiga. And now Bloodhouse, whose chief programmer was involved In developing Real 3D.
Have delivered some very Impressive- looking screenshots to promote their debut game.
WAKEFIELD PD house 17 Bit software gathered the talents of many of Europe's top demo coders and gave them a mission, to write high quality Amiga games. The resulting software house Team 17, are no longer a part of 17 Bit, but they continue to draw their programming talent from all over Europe. Their games include Project X, Alien Breed, Body Blows and Superlrog (Page 56). They are possibly unique among games software houses in having never (to date) released a bad game.
Amiga Format office favourite Pinball Fantasies also originates from Sweden.
The program, which ground the office to a halt when it first arrived, is from Digital Illusions, of Vaxjo. Their only previous product was the almost equally excellent Pinball Dreams, but they have a host of Amiga products planned for release in the next 12 months.
TURKEY AND POLAND These two countries, despite their cultural diversity and geographical distance from one another have one thing In common. Almost all of Turkey's and Poland's Amigas originate in Germany. This could amount to up to 140,000 Amigas, supposedly in the German user base, actually belonging to foreign countries. This isn't a bad thing, but it strengthens Britain's claim to being the world's largest Amiga user, since most machines sold over in the UK remain there.
Poland is experiencing a wave of computer game fever, and their national TV program on the subject pulls audiences of up to 10,000,000 people. This is more than the total all the UK show's audiences added together.
EUROPE If you take a look at the charts pages (Page 24) of this and every issue of Amiga Format, you'll see that they are sponsored by Penguin Biscuits and an organisation called ELSPA (European Leisure Software Publishers Association). Their aim is to help games software companies fight piracy, and present a good face to the press and the public.
They get a bit carried away at times, though, because it was them who stopped us putting complete full-price games on Coverdisks. But apart from this their actions benefit gamesplayers throughout Europe.
EUROPE In the early Eighties Bulgaria made a concerted effort to become technologically up to date. The country's factories built thousands of poor-quality and slow PC clones. While the computers failed to make Bulgaria an advanced nation, they did make the country the world's most prolific producer of computer viruses. Fortunately they never really mastered programming the Amiga, so if you have a virus the chances are it didn't originate in Bulgaria.
The Amiga has never been as strong a seller in Eastern Europe as the C64 was, mainly because it is a much more expensive machine. But now that the ex-Eastern block countries are attempting to develop market economies, they present an Interesting opportunity for Commodore.
As the retail price of A500 600S drop they become more affordable In Eastern Europe. But Commodore could consider offering trade-ins on older Amigas against new AGA models, then selling the trade-in machines In Eastern Europe. There might not be a lot of money in the Initial sales, but establishing market dominance opens the door for a peripheral and software market. And once the Eastern European economies prosper there Is a potential upgrade market too.
NUMBER OF AMIGAS 3,800,000 Example prices: A1200 - £399, A4000 030 25 120 £1,099 Europe, with all its cultural diversity, has a number of Amiga markets that arc disparate in Iheir use of the machine, and in the strength the machine has against its competitors. While you know about the Amiga's strong showing in the UK. Do you know where its olhcr strong European markets lay? Are you aware that Europe accounts for three quarters of all Amigas sold lo date?
So strong is ihe machine's support in Europe that when decisions were being made as lo ihe configuration of Ihc A1200 before its launch, it was ihc opinions of the European Commodore companies Ihai were given highest regard. CBM in ihc UK and Germany and Italy and other European countries went out lo Ihc software houses and asked them for a 'shopping list' of features they would like io see on a new entry-level machine. 32-bit memory, 256 colours and 2Mb of RAM came lop of the list, a DSP (digital signal processor) and high density drive were lower down. And that's why Ihe A1200 is the machine
it is today. Some people at Commodore's headquarters, including President James Dionne would have liked lo sec a machine with a different spec. They realised the importance of selling into the strong European recreational market, though, and kept the price down by omitting a DSP.
UNITED KINGDOM The Amiga has had a long and hard struggle to achieve its current position in the UK. When it was first launched il was beaten into the shops by a few months by Ihe Atari ST, which al first captured most of the market. There was even a lime when ST Format magazine outsold Amiga Format quile convincingly. The public soon realised which of ihc machines was the more capable of the iwo and ihc Amiga began its ascent lo the position of Britain's best home computer. Still outnumbered in the home by that other big selling Commodore machine ihc C64, the Amiga has gone on to sell
1,500,000 machines in ihc UK, making il the world's biggest market for Amigas.
Like its little brother, the Amiga is perceived largely as a games machine over here, and the vast majority of all Ihc Amigas sold have been A500 600s. And now the new A1200 is selling very strongly. Big box Amigas have not usually sold very strongly in the UK, bui ihe recent launch of the A4000 030 could see lhal change - never has such a powerful Amiga been available for such a competitive price.
Rn O' O' LU z D MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND This is where ihe headquarters of Commodore UK arc situated. The general managers arc David Plcasance and Colin Proudfool, who have recently iaken over from Kelly Sumner. When a new machine is launched, or even a new bundle like ihe Comic Relief pack, il is revealed lo the UK press here in Maidenhead, by Commodore's national marketing manager - Dawn Lcvack.
GERMANY The Germans love advanced technology, and il look no time al all for them to realise the potential and ihe power of the Amiga. As in ihc UK. Ihe Amiga is seen as a great game-playing machine, and the early German games market was dominated by the likes of MicroProsc and Lucas Arts with their simulation and role-playing software. While over 1.300,000 Amigas have been sold in Germany, the traditional strength of Ihc PC in these areas of games software has hit the Amiga, and many new users arc buying Pcs instead.
This is a batile lhal Commodore have virtually lost in France and Ihe USA. And ihcy must sort oul Iheir service and customer support if they are to retain their strong market positions in Ihe UK and Germany.
COMMODORE ' S ORE RATIONS IN The Amiga's strength in the European marketplace has lead there to be no less than 13 Commodore subsidiaries in Europe. They are in: Austria Laxenburger Strasse 36, A-1100 Vienna Belgium Europalaan 74, B1940 St, Stevens-Voldue Denmark Jens Juuls Vej 42. DK8260 Viby J Aarhus England Gardner Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7XA France 10-12 Rue du Saule Trappu, Massy Cedex Germany Lyoner Strasse 38, Frankfurt Holland Kabelweg 88, 1014 BC. Amsterdam Italy Viale Fuvio Test! 280, 20126 Milan Norway Poslboks 109, 0509 Oslo 5 Portugal Rua Jorge Barradas N30C-R C. Lisbon Spain
C General Aranaz 95-97, 28027 Madrid Sweden Fagerslagatan 7. Box 8184,163 08 Spagna Switzerland Langenhagstrasse 1, CH-4147 Aesch Although there arc only around 250,000 Amigas in France, the country has had its fair share of Amiga software houses. Companies such as Coktel Vision. Tilus, Infogramcs. Loriciel, UBI Soft, and Delphinc made games which have on occasion been described as 'weird'. While most of Ihese softies have abandoned ihe Amiga in favour of the burgeoning French PC games market, Delphine have matured into a software house of some importance, and their recent Flashback and
Cruise for a Corpse games have made Ihe rest of Europe sit up and lake notice.
ITALY Due lo the. Whal some may describe as. Unsophisticated gaming iasies of the Italians, ihe Amiga is nol giving ground to ihc PC. The Italians like arcadc-stylc games, bui they don't like paying for them. Piracy is a huge problem in Italy and despite there being over 600.000 Amigas there, the games market is negligible.
Italian software house Cloanto have surprised us recently, though, with Personal Paint (AF - 79 per cent).
Other n at fS (with a rare JUNE 1993 JE HEISSE AMIGA, YO PARLE DEUTSCH!
IF COMMODORE HAVE sold 4.500.000 Amigas world-wide, and 3.500.000 of Ihcm have been sold in Europe. 700.000 in the USA.
And 300.000 in Australia and New Zealand, il doesn't take Alan Turing lo work out that the rest of the world accounts for exactly no Amiga sales whatsoever. If ever there was a time for someone to quote that old cliche.
"Shurely shome mistake", it's now! Well, erm... no. Not actually. There really are no major strongholds outside of the previously named areas, which is why they all got a page or a double page spread to themselves, and the rest of the world only gets a single page.
Of course there are some Amigas in other countries, but the numbers are negligible, usually amounting to a few hundred here hnd a few hundred there.
The Amiga is built in a number of locations around the world. But currently, much of the production is being moved from the plants in Irvine. Scotland and Braunschweig. Germany to Commodore's new plant in the Phillipines.
The weather's probably better there. ® The Rest of the World SRI LANKA There's at least one Amiga on the island of Sri Lanka (which used to be called Ceylon for those of you who are depraved enough not to have watched Blue Peter in the Seventies), and it's on the desk of Arthur C Clarke. Yes that Arthur C Clarke, the one who wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. Arthur spends much of his time working in the package VlstaPro on his accelerated A3000. In fact when Arthur bought the package, the writer John Hinkley went to Sri Lanka and Installed it for him and gave him those important first few hints and
tips.
One of Arthur's current projects is a book entitled The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars, featuring VlstaPro renders of Mars’ surface, which will be published by Gollancz in 1994.
MAURITIUS Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret both have homes on the tropical paradise isle of Mauritius, but it's unlikely that either of them know how successful the Amiga is over there. Every year, around 200 inhabitants of the island splash their way out of the warm water, run up the sundrenched beach and head straight into the local computer store to buy themselves an Amiga.
And who can blame them? You’ve got to have something to do in all that lousy weather... If you lived on a tropical island paradise, would o home computer be high on your shopping list? For 200 Mauritanians every year it is!
JAPAN In the land of the.
Tantly the h Amiga is Amiga bers.
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Hav like Wb Inth enjoyi lacklus the time, the exceptioi sight even in secol CTHE Despite being founded in HHRR Toronto and having its tech- nical headquarters in West _ Chester, Philadelphia, Commodore's notional administrative headquarters are in the Bahamas.
It’s fairly safe to assume that the West Indian location wasn't chosen for its large indigenous Amiga market, so one has to assume other motives. Whereas you and I may base our company in the Bahamas for the nice climate. It's fairly safe to assume that Commodore's decision had more to do with offshore banking business. No. Not the worst record the Members ever made, but a process of seeking tax advantages by locating one's company on a small island.
With the advent of Workbench 2, a host of new features appeared on the Amiga's operating system. One of them was a program called Locale. This program is designed to make it easier for programmers to write software to sell to Amiga users worldwide.
Historically, to make a serious program with many menus (such as PageStream) saleable in many countries, with their many associated languages, the programmers had to code several different versions with all the menus and requesters rewritten in the appropriate tongue. Now, when an Amiga user has their Locale set from the Workbench, a program written to support the new feature can automatically tell what language it should display its text In. Nifty eh?
Especially for an international machine like the Amiga.
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CDTV 65 Mb Hard Drive .£339.99 CDTV keyboard .£49.99 CDTV mouse joystick interface £45.99 PRINTERS All our printers are UK spec. Cation fSBra FUJITSU iBEAiiL ra m All our printers come with ribbonltoner, printer drivers (if available), paper & cables.'!
CANON NEW! Canon BJI Osx £229.99 Laser quality output. Larger buffer Chan the StarSJ48CanorvStar bubblcjet cartridges £ I 7.99 NEW! Canon BJ200......£347.99 1 page a min speed, 160 dpi, small footprint A 80 page sheetfeeder Canon BJ300 ....£429.99 Desktop bubble jet with laser quality Canon BJ330 ...£464.99 Wide carriage version of the BJ100 BJ 10 Autosheetfeeder...£52.99 CITIZEN NEW LOW PRICES!
Citizen printers have a 2 year guarantee NEW! Citizen Swift 90 Col. £ 169.99 Excellent value 9 pin colour. Highly recommended NEW! Swift 240 Colour....£272.99 24 pin, 240cps draft. 10 fonts, quiet mode, 240c ps.
NEW! Swift 200 Colour.£224.99 Same out put as the 240 but with less facilities Automatic Sheetfeeder..£79.99 12 month onsite included except DL-1 150 (12 month B T Base) Fujitsu DL-1150 Colour.£274.99 24 pin, 10 fonts. 200 CPS Fujitsu Breeze 100 .£219.99 ink jet. Draft A LQ mode, BJ 10EX beater Fujitsu Breeze 200 ink jet.....£309.99 HEWLETT PACKARD HP Deskjet Portable..only £369.99 HP500 mono ...now £339.99 HP 500 Colour .now £419.99 HP 550 Colour .now £549.99 4 times faster than the HPSOOC.'!
HP500 mono cartridges ..£ 14.99 Double life 500 cartridges ......£24.99 All HP printers come with a 3 year warranty STAR StarLC20 .....£137.99 180 cps draft, 45 cps NLQ, quiet mode and multi fonts, push button operation.
Star LC200 colour £195.99 9 pin colour, 8 fonts, 225 cps draft, 45 cps NLQ. A4 landscape printing.
NEW! Star LC24-20MKII £229.99 24 pin quality, 210 cps draft. 67 cps LQ, 19K buffer cxpandible to 48K. 10 fonts and quiet mode.
Star LC24-200 colour.£269.99 Colour version with 30K buffer expandable to 62K Star XB24-200 colour..£379.99 Professional quality with On tite maintenance, very quiet.
Star SJ48 Bubble jet £214.99 Laser quality, ultra quiet. Epson compatible A portable Star SJ48 Autosheet feeder...£49.99 Laser Printers on*site warranty standard Fujitsu VM800 Laser £679.99 8 pages per minute, HP emulation, multi font, 300Dpi Panasonic KXP-4410.....£514.99 S page laser, mult font. 512k memory. HP emulation.lOODpi Ricoh PCL5 ...£809.99 400 Dpi. 2Mb RAM. 5Page per minute add just £ I 14.99 for 2 Mb of extra RAM Star Laserjet4 MK5 £599.99 5 page laser. HP emulation, multi font, 300Dpi FIRST EXTRAS PACK All the essentials required for the first time buyer A at a
bargain price?.' Comprises:
• Top quality microswitched Powerplay Cruiser joystick
• Mouse Mat
• Dust Cover
• 10 high quality Blank Disks
• Rios 3 KvTotc?s f MONITORS All our monitors are UK spec. All
monitors come complete with a free Amiga lead PHILIPS CM8833
MK2 Colour stereo monitor 600* 28S line resolution, green
screen facility, one years on site maintenance now with Lotus
Turbo Esprit .1 only £224.99 UK Spec. ?
PHILIPS TVTuner for the 8833 £64.99 Commodore 1084ST features bodt in bit A swivel stand this new cotour monitor from Commodore is outstanding value only £199.99 PRIMA SVGA .28 dp Colour monitor with overscan The PRIMA monitor has a high quality Super VGA resolution. Includes overscan facility. 28 dot pitch.A tilt, swivel stand.
Only £269.99 PHILIPS BRILLIANCE 7CM3209 SVGA .28 dp Colour monitor only £249.99 COMMODORE I960 multisync only £409.99 Microvitec Multisyncs all Microvitec monitors come with a I year warrenty 14" £434.99 20" ..£1 149.99 SPECIAL OFFERS ON ACCESSORIES with TILT B SWIVEL STANDS ...... 14" MONITOR COVERS . SUPRA MODEMS The Supra-Fax Modem
V. 32 bis (14400 baud ) Allows you to send and receive fax
messages This new modem from Supra has full 14400 baud
capability Spec includes V I2tns. V.32. V.22b«. V12. V2 I.
MNP2 S V 42. V42b«t. Class I A 2 commands. 6600 14400 Croup 3
Fax Includes bee comms software and modem cable only
£269.99!!!
Or £279.99 with Heavy duty Prima power supply, recommended AMIGA A500 S12K RAM by PRIMA BEWARE of cheaper RAM expansion*. Some dubi- «•» tele* "««" *o*»are to. B ght I iha,p pr, ous companies use second hand chips. We only use “*k ormMce. Flexible .cen.ed.rn.ge display
I. • .. . manipulation option*, plui Clean up. Embolden.
R«-viie A flip new chips of the finest quality and
reliability!
POWER SCANNER V3 for the original 1.2 1.3 AMIGA..only £27.99 Motorola68882 ...£POA ' „_,wr7ooo I mb by 1 9 SIMMS (3 chip).£29.99 per Mb _ , , , ,, 4Mbby9SIMMS Per4Mb£l24.99 Golden Image CrystalTrackball I Mb by 4 DRAMS ..per I Mb £42.99 I Mb by 4 ZIPS per I Mb £39.99 256 by 4 DRAM (DILs) 4+ (512K) ......now only £3.99 _ . , . ... .. 8+(I Mb) now only £3.94 Pnma 3.5 only £56.99 16+ (2Mb) .....now only £3.89 '¦"**'¦* io,p-«.
Kidotartl.3 ..... .£POA _ .. , . ... Kickstart2.04 ..... £POA Rocl.te 3.5 only £66.99 Fatter Agnes8372A .....£POA _ _ . . Super *lim Roclitc. Best review for disk drives in buper Denise .LrUA Amiga Format. Now wrth built in virus checker and 6571 -0326 Keyboard controller...£POA tkk CIA 8520A I O controller £POA _ Cumana 3.5” only £57.99 32 BIT RAM (for A4000 etc) 1 Mh SIMM ... £35.99 4 Mb SIMM .£142.99 Motorola 68881 ... The MBXI200 CO-PROCESSOR & RAM BOARD for the A1200
Realise the full potential of your A1200 with this trapdoor expansion 68881 I4MHZ ...£1 19.99 68882 2SMHZ ...£169.99 68882 50MHZ ...£507.99 I mb 32 bit fast RAM ......£35.99 2mb 32 bit fast RAM ......£97.99 4mb 32 bit fast RAM ....£ 142.99 The RAM boards can only work with the use of the Co-Pro board SUPRA RAM Simply the best! Fits onto the side expansion port Auto configures with no software patching.
When 256*4 ZIPS art 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------------------------£119.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb (256*4zips)-------------£144.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb (I Mb*4 zips)____________£ 159.99 8Mb pop to 4 Mb------------------------------£214.99 8Mb pop to 8 Mb_________________________________£319.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb for 2000 1500 range.4149.99 I GVP HARD DRIVES AMIGA A500 HARD DRIVES GVP Series II HD8* 42Mb ...only £299.99 GVP Series IIHD8* 80Mb ....only £374.99 GVP Series IIHD8+ 120Mb ...only £469.99 A500 GVP
Combo s AS30Combo40MHz 42Mb HD..only £669.99 AS30 Combo 40MHz 80Mb HD..only £759.99 A530 Combo 40MHz 120Mb HD..only £849.99 AS30 Combo 40MHztt 13Mb HD..only £939.99 68882 Co-Processor Kit for AS30..only £214.99 32 bit 60ns I Mb SIMM for Accelerator..only £64.99 32 bit 60ns 4Mb SIMM for Accelerator..only £ 179.99 1500 2000 Hard Drives Impact Series IIHC8* with 42Mb HD..only £289.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 80Mb HD .only £339.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 120Mb HD only £409.99 All GVP products come with a full 2 year warranty with Operation Stealth, mouse mat. Holder and 2 year warranty. 290 DPI
Golden Image Mega Mouse only £12.99 Alpha Data Optical Pen Mouse only £37.99 only £26.99 Golden Image optical mouse only £29.99 Zydec Trackerball only £29.99 only £38.99 DISK DRIVES Roclite 3.5" only £66.99 I meg external drive The best name m disc drives now at a great price OPAL VISION 24 bit graphics card A video system for the I S00 2000 3000 4000 Includes software bundle only £635.99 or £695.99 with Imagine 2!
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 Rendale 8802 FMC..only £ 169.99 ROCGEN ROCKEY For creating special effects in video production with genlocks only £269.99 EMULATORS Vortex Golden Gate 386 only £389.99 Thot IS a PC I86 2SSX Brtdgeboard runnmg at 25 MH Vortex Golden Gate 486 only £699.99 Thts is a PC 486-25SX Bndgeboard ¦ uniting at 25 MH Vortex ATOnce+ 286 only £214.99 286 emulator now with 16Mhi clock speed ROC HARD DRIVES ROCTEC A500 CONTROLLER CARO Very
similar in style to the GVP HD8• but without a hard drive so you can fit your own. Expands to 8Mb of RAM using SIMMS..... ....£164.99 ROCTEC 42Mb £275.99 ROCTEC 80Mb £339.99 ROCTEC 120Mb .£399.99 New! VID112 RealTime.£ 138.99 Real time colour digitizing from any video source, full AGA support dsJ~FW"'i on|y£| on demo vT* Jcolour version only £229 99 ''-¦" A500P AiOO EPSON GS6500 COLOUR FLATBED Unpopulated only £I6.99...£23.99 .... QO Populated to 512K...only£29.99..£36.99 onl7 *»“•“ ***" * SSSSJSSE?SS!S MICE &TRACKERBALLS 4 Mb A600 OR AI200 RAM card.£l79.99 NAKSHA MOUSE....only
£24.99 New! VIDI 24 Real Time.£229.99 f 3 YEAR I WARRANTY .' I 24 bit quality real time colour digitizing from any video source. Full AGA support New! VIDI 12 AGA £74.99 Fully support for AGA chipsetColour images captured in less than a second, mono images in real time with any video source. Multitasking s w, cut A paste.
VIDI 12 AGA with built in Megamix Master....only £98.99 TAKE 2 .....£37.99 Features include load and save from D. Paint animations and IFF files. Supports HAH graphics.
Megamix Master £29.99 8 bit. High spec, sampler. Special effects include echo that can be added in real time, fully multitasking & easy to use.
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 MIC ROBOTICS NEW!
New M1230 for A1100 with up lo 121 Mb fast RAM!
M1230 XA 33Mhz MMU030 £294.99 Ml230 XA 40Mhz EC030 ..£274.99 M1230 XA SOMhz MMU030 £345.99 VXL30 2SMhz ..£229.99 VXL30 40 Mhz ..£349.99 68881 Co pro for above .£79.99 I 68882 Co pro for above ....£ 119.99 32 bit 2 Mb ram for above ...£ 189.99 32 bit 8 Mb RAM for above ..£399.99 GVP A1230 1 Mb RAM for Al 200 only £384.99 1500 2000 G-FORCE 030-25MHz with I Mb 32 bit RAM .....only £459.99 G-Force 030-40MHz with 4Mb 32 bit RAM only £729.99 ACCESSORIES Real Time A1200 internal
clock module only £ 17.99 Mouse joystick manual port switcher only £ 13.99 Computer Video Scart Switch .only £ 19.98 2 3 4 way Parallel port sharers £POA Amiga Sound Enhancer Phn by Omega Prefects. Hear the Amiga's sound like you've never heard it before! ...only £36.99 QUALITY MOUSE HATS--------------------.£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 £9.99
• ISO CAP STACKABLE POSSO BOX £16.99
• add U.OO dekmy if purthasmg fust one Posso or BaiuboL Free
debvery when 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....£4.99 MODEM AND NULL MODEM CABLES £9.99 AMIGA CONTROL STATIONS A500 VERSION____________£39.99 A600 VERSION ___£31.99 A1200 VERSION____________£39.99 PRINTER STATION_________£28.99 DISKS All disks are 100% error free guaranteed New High density 3.5 inch bulk and Fuji branded Please phone for best prices!
10. ......£4.99 ....£6.99
30. .....£14.99 ....£17.99
50. .....£21.99 ....£28.99
100. ...£39.9 9 ...£54.99
200. ...£73.9 9 ...£99.99
500. .....£169.99 .£POA
1000. .£339.9 9 ....£POA Branded disks come complete with
labels Disk Labels....500...now only £6.99 BUSINESS Gold
Dhk Office U.K.spec ______________£45.99 Home Accounts
2-------------.£37.99 Mini Office .£38.99 PERSONAL
FINANCE MANAGER Plus only £29.99 PLATINUM WORKS....only
£39.991!
EuHSrM xtfrgratrd bum»oAf park, with pnnU 121 tamp enWlM. Wort processor 8 database EDUCATIONAL 6 Pack compendium. Now only £25.99 inc. Kids Type, Weather Watcher. Calender Qua, Worth 8 Numbers, Game Set 6 Match • What is a' Where is it!
Childs Play talking word processor...£24.99 Gallery Muki Media Dbase . £44.99 MISCELLANEOUS A Talk comms Software------------------£9.99 Distant Suns new version!! .£49.99 GB Route Plus ...£45.99 GP FAX Software _£39.99 MUSIC SOUND Audio Engineer Plus V2_______________£159.99 Clarity 16 sampler-------£105.99 Deluxe Music Construction Set £49.99 Pro Midi Interface by Microdeal £24.99 Stereo Master ......£29.99 SUPER JAM ..£79.99 Techno Sound
Turbo ...£28.99 PROGRAMMING Amos Creator----------£14.99 Amos Compiler--------£21 99 Amos 3D--------------£25.99 Amos Professional----------------------£47.99 DEVPAC 3---£50.99 Easy AMOS----------£24.99 SASC Language Version 6------------4219 99 UTILITIES AMIBACK 439.99 AMIBACK TOOLS NEW! ....£46 99 AMIBACK PLUS TOOLS BUNDLE N£ W..474 ** AMIGA RELEASE 2 UPGRADE KIT Complete wtth: Kxkstan 2 04 CHIP. Workbench
2. 64. Install. Font* 6 Extra* dhk* full manual *et only £77.99
Cross Dos VS . £19.99 Directory Opus
3 ..£26.99 Directory Opus
4 ...£49.99 Giga
Mem ....£49.99 QUARTERBACK
VS NEW'.now only £31.99 Late*t wrvon 4 tkn Fan 6 Famoe* hart
*** backup nutty Quarterback Toofs--now only £43.99 Xcopy Pro
ear . Hardware-------------£33 .99 VIDEO AND GRAPHICS
DIGI-VIEW GOLD MEDIA SYSTEM Complete graphics prr»entation
package. Complete with Digt-View Gold. Dlgi-Paint 2 6 Elan
Performer now only £1 19.99 37 Compel graphic fonts Vol I, 2,
or 3 by GT only £9 99 Adorage (create* apodal
ndeoefcets)- ...... £41.99 Art Department Pro
2.2-------only £129.99 ART EXPRESSIONS w. £145 99 BRILLIANCE
NEW! - ,-- . £144.99 CALIGARI 24 NEW! O o~w --£239.99 Deluxe
Paint 4 AGA NEW!________________469.99 EXPERT
DRAW--------------only £49.99 EXPERT
40JR-------------------.only £37.99 Flexidump printer
utility_£31 99 Imagine V2------£119.99 Make Path for
Vista.--------------- £28.99 Morph Plus. --------£147 99
Personal Paint NEW!.. 448.99 Pro Draw 3--------------469.99
Scab500-------------------------------------£75.99 TRUE
PRINT 24™ ..£41 99
VIDEOMASTER____________44*11 Vino 1.2 white nocks lost.'.
.™£I2.*» Vista Pro 3 (2 Mb required)
NEW! ...4S4.99 WORD PROCESSING DTP FINAL COPY UK version
2!....oniy £65.99 th.* in outiin. Tom,. U graphe. Xnport (IFF
aid HAM). UK thesaurus, speihng checker A much more KIND WORDS
V3 .....only £36.99 PENPAL 1.4------------------- .only
£38.99 Best wKng kaa. Packed word puMsher -th database
PAGESTREAM 2.2 U.K. version only £59.99 Special price, limned
period Only - PACESETTER 3 NEW!______£42.** Personal Write
NEW! Pom.np.compww. £ 17.** Hot Links_______________ 448.**
PRO PAGE PROFESSIONAL V4 NEW'. 4146.** Pro Page professional
V3 DTP...now £**.** Protext 4.3 W P---now only £ J*.**
Prowrite 3.3 NEW!_____£38 ** THE PUBLISHER DTP NEW
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350702 E&O.E.* FEATURES INCLUDE: 68020 Processor Running at 14
Mhz • 2Mb Chip RAM (expandable) 256 colours on screen from a 16
8 million colour palette • Full Amiga Key board (with Alpha
numeric keypad) OflT l A A PHOENIX PRICE £0 4.99 GVP 1200 HARD
DRIVE UPGRADES 85 mo hard drlue £224.99 127 mb
hard driuB ..£312.99 209 mu hard
driue .£469.99 All GVP hard drives include
Screws, cable. GvT3 formatting software and installation
manual.
IMPORTANT having a GVP drive fitted will NOT invalidate your warranty!" Please ADD OS if you require Phoenix to fit the drive to the A1200. Install workbench and return the completed upgrade on a 2 day courier service'1' PHOENIX 01200 HARD DRIUE UPGRADES Lightning fast access times • Highgrade 2 5 Seagate hard drives • Fully tilted and tested by Phoenix technicians • lyr warranty on all models 20 mo -to mo -so mo -bo mo -120 mo -200 mo Call lor louiesi prices in the U.K. GUP 01230 TurDO +.. £374.99 INCLUDES the 40MH; 68030ec accelerator chip, optional 40MHz fpu (688821 up to 32 Mb GVP
41230(1111+Cl PTI £549.99 INCLUDES: the 40MHz 68030ec-accelerator chip. 40MHz fpu (688821 up to 32 Mb for tho most hungry applications, simply awesome" (Both on demo) Memory 32-Dlt 1 MD £65.99 «MD £171 16MD ......£1 A1200-pcmcifl fast Ram Exponsion Credit card memory now available 2MD £114.99 4MD £169.99 POWER-PC1204 4Mb Memory expansion for the A1200, features include: Zero wait state • Optional Ultra fast FPU iSOMhzl • Real time battery backed clock • Low power • Optional FPU disable switch pc a mo mo fpui £18!
PC 4 MD Z0 Mlu 68881 FPUI. £2!
PC 4 mo(75 Mlu 68882 FPUI... PC 4 MB £33 Mlu 68882 FPUI.. PC 4 MDMfl Mhr 68882 FPUI.. PC 4 mO 50 Mlu 68882 FPUI. £2 includes real lime clock A1200 ACCESSORIES INSIDERS GUIDE BOOH ...£13.95 control Centre tine fREE cablest... .£36.99 oust couers ....£5.99 multi-sync monitor adaptor came.. ..12.99 L1 II III This has got to be the greatest IJ Jf development to the Amiga since ’ Fj its conception in 1985. The 4000- 030's are packed full ol features and truly represent a milestone in design and value for money from C.B.M. Ill HAT vnil n FTI • 68030ec processor •
WtlHI TUU UEIIJ 25Mh; clock speed • 2Mb ol chip RAM • 2Mb ol Fast Memory (expandable lo 16 Mb on mother board, 2 gigabyte max • 9 interlaces • 4-16 32 bit jil'*'’ Zorro III expansion slots • 80 120 hard disk
m. rel|,0 SBB YOU PAY ?
04000-030 with 80Mb HD £929.99 04000-030 with 120Mb HD... £1025.99 Both the above include FREE next working day delivery Computer World always FIRST! Computer World always the best value for money!!!
AMIGA 1200 CARTOON CLASSICS PACK’ Its Back and if* bad the pack ttnry tried to kill returns for its final mission • don’t mtss th»s golden opportunity to acquire one Of the best ever home computers, features include 1 Mb of RAM Workbench 2 W • TV modulator • Lemmings • Captain Planet »The Svnpsons • Dehixe Pamt III M PHOENIX PRICE SZZ4.99 0500 + Base Pack.... tet £194.99 THE WILD. THE WEIRD 8 THE WICKED' 1 Mb A 600 as standard and includes the excellent value Software titles Deluxe Paint III • Formula One Grand Pnx • Phoenix Price rv £299.99!
A 600 2R1D find above softwaiol. £331.99 0600 Base PacK... £234.99 A 600 2MD hncl above softwarek £274.81 EPIC • LANGUAGE PACK' 1 Mb A 600 as standard and includes 20MB HARD DRIVE the excellent value Software titles Deluxe Paint III •Trivial Pursuit • Epic • Myth • Rome ___ _ Phoenix Price £359.99!
A 600 2MD+20 MD Hard Driue ....£399.99 IbOfTi include me Iborc deU’ted tohwue) EXTRA MEMORV-Only £31.11 oer MD.
Long awaited, superb performance, tempting but too expensive-NOT ANY MORE!!!! This excellent interface tor ASOtyiSOO* owners is now at a price that YOU can afford Use it to exploit stunning software packages or simply to listen to your tavourite tunes WHAT VI ? Oet
• A570 CD ROM • Fred Fish Disks 1 660 • Simm City.
Alternatively you can take advantage of Computer Worlds CD ROM Bonanza Pack YOU A 500 + A PHOENIX RAM module can expand your chip RAM up to 2 Mb by using the trapdoor expansion port. AH our boards carry a full 2 year no quibble replacement guarantee It's never been cheaper lo upgrade! Amj| aa PHOENIX PRICE £34.09 1 mo Fully populated Rom Doart__-..__£3fl.99 1 mo unpopulated Rom board £16.99 A 500 Vj me inc. clock £29.99 A 600 ptioenix po eoi-popuiated-imn £39.99 pticenm pp soi-unDoouiatea-omo 24.99 pa 6020 2 mb pcmcia cera.. r. i. £114.99 pp 6040 4 mo pcmcia cerd.. £189.99
• A570 CD ROM
• Fred Fish Disks Simm City • Complete Sherlock ' W Sensible
Soccer • Lemmings.
UNBELIEUOBLE TITLES AT AN UNBELIEUABLE PRICE!
EMQRV nrmm AMIGA'S GVP IMPACT SERIES II Hard Orives. The fastest Hard Drive Controller for the Amiga.
Features Game Switch, external SCSI pert.
FAAASTROM SCSI Driver, GVP's custem VLSI chip and internal RAM oxpansicn up tc 8 megl Units use high specificatinn fast-access QUANTUM Hard Dnves cnming with 2 yr. Guarantee.
LOWEST PRICES IN THE U.H. 500 500 + A500-HD8+ 42 mp ... 0S00-HD8+ 80 MO A500-H08+ 120 MD £459.91 A500-HD8+ 213 MD £584.99 0500-HDB controller only___________________£179.99 1500 2000 series II Hard Disk controller utm cor* £122.99 Series II «2 mo Hard oish and RAM card £284.99 series il 80 mo Hard Disk and Ram card .£329.99 series il 120 mo Hard dish and ram cird 406.99 series il 213 mo Hard oish and Ram card. ..£544.99 BOOST YOUR AMIGA’S PERFORMANCE WITH EKTRA MEMORY All monitors are suopiieo uiitn a FREE cable lor connection to
uour Amiga.
PHILIPS 8633MH II £224.99 Colour Stereo Monitor now including 'Lotus Turbo Challenge', and I years on-site warranty Commodore iosa sri £199.99 Brand new high quality Monitor with built in Tilt ’n1 Swivel monitor stand Commodorei96o .£394.99 MONITOR ACCESSORIES- 14" oust couers £4.99 14" Tilt & sunuei stand £13.99 Anil-Glare liner screen £19.99 A4 Co du Homer .£12.99 500 500 + GVP Combination Accelerators & Hard Drives-The ultimate expansion product for the Amiga 500!
8530 comm OOMXZ 1- 42MD Hard Dnvt._S657.99 8530 comot an mHz + somo Haro onra .5749.99 8530 comm aomHz + t2omo Hard enra 844.99 8530 comot aomitz + 2i3mo Haro inra._S929.99 8530 68882 CO-PTOCdSSOr ......-£219.99 1500 2000 8UP D-FOPCd 030-25mH2 + IMP £474.99 GUP G-F0PC8 030-40MH2 7 «IHD £757.99 oup o-Force 030-50fflH2 + amo .£1138.99 GUP O-Foree 044-SMK + AMD --£1419.99 gup Accelerator ram IMP simm-32 Bit 60 Hanoseconos . 15.99 4M0 simm-32 Bit 60 Hanoseconos ...£179.99 HARD DRIVIS inORITORS MICE & TRACKBALLS SOFTWARE PRINTERS DISKS Don't confuse these
gualitydisks with others currently available. 3.5" 100% certified error free 70% clip. All disks include I REE high qualify Phoenix labels.
10. .£4.19 200 .£72.99
25. ...£12.99 500 .£174.99
so £22.99 750 ...£259.99
100. .£39.99 iooo ......£339.99 Dvsan Branded
disks- High performance media Irom Ihe experfs-box 10 wilh
labels and FREE 10 Cap plastic storage box
10. .£5.99 100 ..£52.99
50. ..£28.99 soo .£249.99 1000 Ph08nlk
Disk Labels ....£9.99 GOLDEN IMAGE ... ..
mega mouse ..£12.99 (Has |ust
received 90% Amiga Format Gold Award) Optical
mouse ....£29.99 High precision,
pointing device.
Crustai Trackball ..£37.99 inlrared-cordiess-mousB £47.99 Irechargeable top selling innovation ) Optical Pen mouse ..£39.99 Hion Quality emm mouse mats £3.99 Auto mouse Jousiick Suiitcn £15.99 Don't damage your Amiga's portslThis device saves wear and tear makes switchover FAST, and does NOT require power unlike many others.
HEW TITLES..STOP PRESS..HEW TITLES Pro Page U4 .£124.11 Page seller ill rrr.w £31.90 ine PuDiisner ....£34.11 woroworin u 2.0 iaoa) £74.10 turbo Prim Pro ....£32.09 Real 3-D Pro turbo Essence art Deal Pro 2.5 .£130.01 Pixel 3-D Proiessionel ......£131.01 Oigemem Innoveiromcs £99.09 Tvoesmiin (Soitiogic) T.B.4. Deluxe music Construciion kit u
2.0__________£40.00 Ulsie Pro U 3.0 IZIZBZXZSii £51.91 Distant Suns ...£30.00 x codv Pro us.o.i iwnn Hardware) ....£20.19 duaier Back u 5.0.1 .£21.91 dueler Back Tools u 1.5___________________________£52.09 Deuoac 3 ....£47.01 HIS0II Basic ...£30.00 Hisoll Exienaed ...£10.00 hisoii Pascal ...£14.00 Clarity
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The popular upgrade kd lor 2I 13 owners bum Commodore a XI nock and selling tan' Richard Baguley examines eight floppies that will help you avoid those disk-swapping blues... DISK SWAPPING IS a pain. If you've ever tried running Wordworth or Monkey Islam! 2.
You'll know exactly what we mean. And after you've seen the 'Please insert volume Workbench 2-0' requester for the thousandth time, you might consider investing in an extra floppy drive for your Amiga (after all. It's cheaper than buying a hard drivel. But which one should you buy? There are so many to choose from. Will you want to copy large numbers of disks? Will you need more than one external drive? Will you need a high density drive? You'll slowly piece together a picture of the most suitable model for y ou.
Which floppy?
Evesham Floppy Drive THE MODEL WE'VE reviewed is based around a Citizen mechanism, although some Evesham models use Sony technology. It's slightly bigger than some of the other drives on review, and it has ventilation holes 011 the top - potentially hazardous for coffee, tea or beer lovers. It s something of a mystery as lo why the holes arc there, because the Citizen mechanism doesn't seem to ever gel hot. Even after several hours' solid usage. It's slightly higher than other drives, but only by a matter of a lew millimetres.
There's a good, positive action as soon as you insert a floppy disk. You have lo press the button fairly firmly to eject the disk, so the chances of accidentally removing the disk are not vcrv likely. If £52.99 ¦ Evesham Micros ¦ 0386 765500 Evesham Floppy Drive SPEED • • • • The Icon Virus checker test took only 15 sec- onds to complete.
DOCUMENTATION • • Pretty minimal, bul (rankly you don't need much lor a product like this.
BUILD QUALITY • • • Overall, preny good, but why the ventilation holes? It doesn't even get hot.
FEATURES • • • It s a drive, and It has an on-ott switch - that's all you need VALUE •• • It's a reasonable drive, but other models are cheaper and smaller.
44 JUNE 1993 Roctec 081-309 1111 £52 ¦ Silica Distribution THIS DRIVE IS a part and parcel of the history of Amiga Formal It's been used by various people around the AF office for the last couple of years, and it has never let the team down. It has survived numerous tea and coffee spillages, scratch marks and dents - in fact, the usual assault course that AF's equipment seems to have to endure over the course of an issue. Inside the case is a very' thin and very reliable Citizen mechanism, which has found its way into several drives.
There's no anti-click circuitry, but the click is extremely quiet, as is the mechanism itself - you won't hear any bumps and grinds out of this beauty. The only noise that you get from it is a slight whooshing noise when the motor starts up. Andy Nuttall has been using the Roctec for several months, and often forgets that it's being used - surely the mark of a quality disk drive (either that or an absent minded staff writer). 'If SPEED • • • • The IcorWlrus-Checker test took an Impressive 14 seconds.
DOCUMENTATION N A Any documentation was lost many years ago in the dark dank depths ol the AF olflee.
BUILD QUALITY • • • • It’s a solid drive, with a tough case and proven longevity In tho AF office.
FEATURES • • • No anti-click circuitry, but the click is very quiet. You can hear it II you get really close.
VALUE • • • • A solid drive, with no bells and whistles. Highly recommended.
90% Lrowr RULES OF THE ROUND-UP Most ol the floppy drives tested are pretty similar. The speed ol access is the same because this Is determined not by the drive, but by the Amiga.
However, In order to |udge the speed and efficiency of the drive, I've measured the time It takes for the icon of an inserted disk to appear on screen. Each Amiga also has running Virus-Checker.
An anti-virus program. When a disk is inserted, this program examines the bootblock to root out any viruses.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS As Workbench is looking for the disk icon file at the same time, this is a good way to find out how quickly the drive can move between disk tracks. As a point of reference, the Internal drive of an A1200 takes 12 seconds from the time of Inserting the disk to the point when the drive light turned off. We have also looked at the general build quality of each drive, checking how well it would stand up to accidental knocks and scrapes, and how It would cope with liquid spillages.
IHIS DRIVE LOOKS quite similar lo the Roctec model, and when you open the case you sec why. It's based on the same Citizen drive mechanism, which is extremely thin and is noted for its reliability.
The casing is different, and there arc a number of ventilation holes in the lop. Much like the Evesham drive, these could be more trouble than they are worth, because the drive mechanisms don't seem to get hot. The holes are shielded by a fine mesh, but this would not provide adequate protection against liquid spillages.
Apart from this minor flaw, the drive is excellent. There's the usual through port and an off switch on the rear of the drive, and the case is tough enough to stand the standard rigours of life as a peripheral. There's no added features as with some of the other models. But If you're on a tight budget , this one is well worth considering. O Old age comes to us all. And the Amiga Is no exception. One of the first signs of ageing on an Amiga is floppy drive failure. This Is understandable, because it is one of the few moving parts in the machine, and the one that gets the most use. Typical
symptoms of drive illness Include repeated read write errors, or unpleasant grinding noises. Don't panic if your drive is exhibiting these symptoms. It might not be bad news - the drive could just be in need of a spring clean. Try cleaning the heads using a special cleaning disk - It works in much the same way as an audio cassette head cleaner. You could also use a small vacuum cleaner at the mouth of the drive to remove any specs of dust and debris which may have found their way In.
If a good clean does not cure the fault you may have to replace the disk drive mechanism. This Is not a difficult operation, although it does involve opening the case. If your machine is still under guarantee, don't even consider doing it yourself. Contact Wang (081-847 223) to get the machine repaired. If It's out of guarantee and you’re confident about doing it yourself, several companies can supply you with a replacement drive and the relevant instructions.
Ladbroke Computing, Evesham Micros, Silica Distribution and Power Computing can all help with this - see reviews for telephone numbers. All these Zappo Drive £44.99 ¦ Indi Direct ¦ 0543 41 9999 A selection of replocement internal disk drives from Power and Lodbroke Computing. Exciting, aren't they?
Companies supply instructions with their drives. If you’ve an A1500 or A2000, you may need to get a special drive, because these models use a different method of mounting the drive.
When opening your Amiga and touching its internals, take some anti-static precautions and do not drink or eat near the machine. This will ensure the continued happiness of you and your Amiga.
Zappo Drive speed • • • • The Icon Virus-Checker test took 14 seconds, very close to the times (or the other drives.
DOCUMENTATION N A 45 As with the Roctec, the documentation is lost somewhere in our complex tiling system.
BUILD QUALITY • • • Very well built, with a tough metal case.
Ventilation slots aren't really necessary.
FEATURES • • • JUNE 1993 A basic drive, with through port and on-off switch.
VALUE • • • • It's the cheapest of the drives in this round up, and It's one of the best.
PEMABlSSh. _ ((erclic! 85% MiTT Cumana CAX 354 SPEED • • • • The disk Insertion test took a reasonable 15 seconds to comploto.
DOCUMENTATION • Only a single sheet of A4, much of which refers to another model.
BUILD QUALITY • • • It's bigger than all of the other drives, and the case feels more likely to break.
FEATURES • •• • • No extras, except an on oft switch. No anti-click circuitry, and the dick is the loudest of all the drives.
VALUE • • • A reasonable drive, but It's beginning to show its age now.
THIS MODEL HAS been around almost as long as the Amiga itself. It's based on a Chinon mechanism, which has been proven over the years to be reliable. The case comprises two pieces of plastic which snap together - a fairly lough exterior, but also rather thin in places. I'm not convinced that this case could stand up to the impacts that the metal cases would cope with. The shape also means lhat you can't stand it on its side, so you can’t lean it against the case of the boxed Amiga models (such as the A4(MXI).
At the rear of the drive is the through port and an on off switch. This was a good drive in its day. Hut it has been upstaged by newer, more compact models. 'I?
Cumana CAX 354 £54.99 ¦ Ladbroke Computing ¦ 0772 203166 Power PC880E PC880B PC880B & Xcopy £49.95 £60 £75 ¦ Power Computing ¦ 0234 843388 THESE MODELS are based on Epson mechanisms. But the PC880B models include additional anti-virus and back-up circuitry.
The only external difference is a switch on the back - this changes between anti-virus and back-up mode on the costlier 8K0B. The top is plastic, with a metal base. Despite the plastic, the drives are solid and hard wearing.
The 880B includes circuitry which stops anything writing to a disk's bootblock. Which is an anti-virus measure. In these days of link and file viruses, this is of limited use. Since it won't prevent the spreading of these types of viruses. The drive has an extra chip which allows you to use Blitz disk copying software, a quick way of duplicating disks. Xcopy is useful for duplicating non-standard disks.
Power Dual Drive THIS IS ESSENTIALLY two Power 880B drives stuck together in a single case. It's questionable whether the Amiga would be capable of powering two drives, so the company have included an external 9V power supply which plugs into the back of the case.
Unlike the 880B. The case is metal, housing two Epson drive mechanisms and the accompanying circuitry. Ventilation is supplied by two sets of holes in the side of the drive in the shape of the letters PC (presumably for Power Computing).
In use. The drives arc identical to the 880B.
And have worked faultlessly throughout all of our tests. The power supply doesn't even get warm, even when the drives are repeatedly accessed for long periods. It's unlikely that many people will need three drives on their Amiga, but if you're doing a lot of copying, or using programs that come on several disks, it could be useful. 'Z?
£125 ¦ Power Computing ¦ 0234 843388 46 JUNE 1993 Power HD Drive £129 ¦ Power Computing ¦ 0234 843388 Externally, the drive looks like the 880B.
Internally it's a different story. The mechanism is a standard IBM PC high-densily mechanism, and there's a large custom chip and RAM chip, which buffers the flow of data between the drive and the Amiga. The drive draws its power from the floppy port of the Amiga.
Using it is simple. To read from an HD disk, plug the drive into the floppy port and turn on. The disk format is identical to that produced by the HD disks fitted to the A4IXKI.
So you can swap large files between machines easily. If you want to write to a disk, you need to install a program which fixes a bug in Workbench. Software to do this is included, but it's only a question of copying one file and adding a line to your startup-scqucnce. Once installed, it acts like any other drive. It's possible to read and write HD PC formatted disks, once you've altered the parameters of the CrossDos drivers to lake the extra drive into account. (Works OK on a 6(X), 1200 or 4000.)
The Power high density drive shores the some style of cose os the other single drive models.
THE BENEFITS OF using high density disks in these days of 24-bit graphics and large animations is that you can fit 1.76Mb on one HD disk, which is enough for one 24-bit IFF file.
At present this is the only HD drive available, although the A4000 internal drive is HD.
Since it doesn't halve the speed of the drive motor (like the Commodore model fitted to the A4000 docs), it's not surprising the Power drive is slightly faster. According to Sysinfo. The Commodore drive can read 21.935 Power 880s SPEED • • • • The disk insertion test took a mere 14 seconds to complete.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • A single manual covers all three models and the dual drive, but contains all the relevant Into.
BUILD QUALITY • • • • Robust casing, made trom thick plastic, tough enough to withstand the usual wear and tear.
FEATURES •• • • Both Blitz and Xcopy are very useful features It you need to copy large quantities ol disks.
VALUE • • • • The economy model Is woll-priced, as are the models with back-up circuitry.
, Kvk. _ (ferdic) 87% Power Dual Drive SPEED • • • • The disk insertion test took 14 seconds for the drive to complete.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • The manual is the same as the on© supplied with the 880B.
BUILD QUALITY • • • • The metal case is perhaps a little stronger than the plastic one used in other Power models.
FEATURES • • • • The extra power supply is a good idea, especially If you’re using your system for long periods.
VALUE • • • • More expensive than buying two drives, but the extra power supply will take tho strain.
Bytes per second from an HD disk, to the Power drive's 22.260. If this drive was cheaper, it would get a Format Gold. However, it seems a little expensive. Now Power have developed the HD interface, it's only a matter of time before other products that use it start appearing. Cj Power HD Drive SPEED • • • • The test took 16 seconds because the drive takes time to decide what type of disk is inserted.
DOCUMENTATION N A No manuals were supplied with the review model, but Power's manuals are usually good.
BUILD QUALITY • • • • Once more, it's exactly the samo as the 880B.
With the same tough plastic case.
FEATURES • • • There are no extras, just an high density disk drive that works.
VALUE • • • • Seems a little expensive, but It’s the only one ot its type available at present.
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____- U2-V0 £2.50 Screenplay You've saved up your pennies, and now that dosh is crying out to be spent on a new Amiga game. But don't believe the advertising hype, says Andy Nuttall - take our unbiased, advice on what's good, what's bad and what's average... THE GAMES: WHAT'S IN STORE FOR YOU THIS MONTH SUPERFROG We ponder the plot of Team 17’s new platformer.
Is Superfrog top of the hops or is it just a jumped up version of that prickly platform poser Sonic The Hedgehog? Of course, what you really need to know is whether your friends will be green if you get hold of Superfrog before they do. Will they rush around to your pad to play Superfrog, or will they just leg it down to the arcade?
Actually, Superfrog isn’t a frog at all. He's a prince who's fallen foul of a witch, but is he destined to be king of the platform games? Page 56 55 JUNE 1993 YOU CAN RELY ON US You probably already know Amiga Format is the biggest-selling Amiga magazine in the world. We've achieved this by offering you, the reader, what we feel are the most authoritative reviews to be found anywhere. This view is consistently supported by the major software distributors, who refer to our reviews before deciding how many games to buy.
We've all been in your situation before, and have been caught out by buying poor- quality games. Now though, we're in a situation where we can advise you which games are worth buying, and which games aren't worth the plastic they're stored on. If we manage to stop just one of you wasting your money, then we feel that our job is worthwhile.
We have four golden rules which we stick to like glue:
(A) If a game is not finished, then we don't review it.
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A1200 COMPATIBILITY The Amiga 1200 has been out for several months now. And we reckon that anybody producing games should ensure that the games are A1200 compatible.
For this reason we will only inform you if a game is NOT A1200 compatible. If you see the logo, it won't work on an A1200.
THE REVIEW CREW We pick the best reviewer for the job. Here's why this month's team think they are particularly qualified to share their opinions with you... NEIL WEST "I was once the champion leap-frogger at St Crispin's Academy For Boys, so I should know a thing or two about Superfrog."
JAMES LEACH “I've always had a reputation for being cheap and cheerful, so I'm doing budget games.’ RICHARD BAGULEY ’I used to like that band Japan, that's why I jumped at the chance to review Nippon Safe Inc." “I've always known how to bowl a maiden over, so Graham Gooch World Class Cricket is for me."
MARCUS DYSON "I have been swimming many times, and I have yet to sink, therefore I feel ideally qualified to..." PAT MCDONALD "I enjoy travelling over the Severn Bridge, so I was the obvious choice for Whale's Voyage."
GARY LORD "As a keen runner. I feel ideally qualified to review Human Race - The Jurassic Levels."
STEVE BRADLEY "They said something about an up and under if I reviewed International Rugby Challenge."
A1200 Games We always said that it was only a matter of time before A1200 versions of the most popular Amiga games were released. Well, that time is now. But how do Zoo , Sleepwalker, Trolls and Nigel Mansell's World Championship fare in their A1200 form? Are they faster, and more colourful? Do they really make full use of the A1200's amazing capabilities? You need to know! Page 84 Whale's Voyage Is this the game with the soundtrack Whale Meet Again, or Whale Meat Again as Eskimos sing before they have their supper? No it's a futuristic role-playing game set on the spaceship SS Whale.
So what you might say, there are plenty of RPGs, what makes this one so different? That's just the question Pat McDoanld set himself before setting off on his voyage of discovery. Page 70 Nippon Safes Inc This adventure game is set in Japan, so why does it feature a punch drunk Italian boxer called Dino Fagioli? What's the deal with the dame they call Donna Fatale, and where does Doug Nuts come on to the scene? And why is Japan called The Land Of The Rising Sun. when there aren't any pubs there called the Rising Sun? We can answer some, but not all, of these questions. Page 64 Woody's World Do
you really need a platform game about a little elfin chap on a quest for a crystal many screens away? Well if it's better than the other platform games on offer, you certainly do. Australian software house Vision Software have already made their mark on the shareware side, but how does Woody's World - their debut in the commercial market - measure up? Page 82 56 JUNE 1993 He's lean, he's green and he's on your machine in a first-rate " platform adventure.
Oh dear. Here il comes. Oh no! Sorry.
I can'l slop myself... here I go... yes. Yes. Yes... Superfrog is (shock, horror) based on Sonic Tlic Hedgehog.
There's no gelling away from ihe facl - you can smell traces of the spikey speed-mer- chani all over this latest game from Team 17.
And as il turns out. This is no bad thing, for two very good reasons.
First, as any one who owns a console toy will tell you. Sonic The Hedgehog is a very fine game indeed. It pretty much redefined what platform games were all about, but so far the blucy blurr hasn't appeared on the Amiga.
But before you all start whinging that you don't want 'Sonic The Bleedin' Hedgehog' on your Amiga anyway, thank you very much, and that you'd rather have some real gameplay (something Amiga programmers have proved themselves to be really good atl as opposed to some half-baked attempt at recreating some here-today-gone-tomorrow console's fancy custom chips whizzing through their paces, here comes Good Reason Number Two... Team 17 haven't attempted to recreate the speed and graphical gymnastics of the console game. Instead, they have presented us with a slower, more deliberate and thoughtful
vet- SUPWXOb'S II1' PROGRESS J sion. Sonic's influence is but only skin deep.
Scratch beneath the surface of Superfrog (or to be less metaphorical, simply pick up a joystick and start playing) and you will soon realise that Superfrog is its own game.
Don't lick a frog OK. So it's a standard platformer. But a very polished one. In the words of Team I7's Martyn Brown: "It's meant as a classic example of the genre, in much the same way as Project-X was a classic blaster." And you know what, he's right.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves. Let's just lake a couple of paragraphs out to explain what Superfrog's all about.
Here's the plot (sec the pictures above right for a quick story sequence): Superfrog is.
In fact - and here comes the surprise bit - a Prince! He's been turned into a frog blah... evil witch blah... bride-to-be whisked away blah... drinks magic potion blah... Supcrfrog appears and sets off to rescue totty (with many accompanying 'Da DAAAAAAs!' One assumes).
There are six stages (scenarios), each with two or three sub-levels that have to be completed before the happy couple are reunited.
It's simply a matter of walking from one end of a level to another, collecting coins to pay your toll fee at the end (a counter tells you how many more need to be picked up), drinking ALL SUPERFROG'S WORLD IS ONE STAGE OR ANOTHER wVEjT Lucozade bottles to replenish your energy level, jumping on top of bad guys before they jump on top of you. And exploring ihe plethora of secret rooms and passageways.
The graphics are smooth and craftily designed. Superfrog runs, jumps, is catapulted upwards and flaps (with the aid of a particular power-up) with real style. OK. So there's nothing particularly ground-breaking or jaw-dropping here, but as a very polished, very competent example of a top-rate Amiga plat- former. Superfrog's up there with Putty.
Rohocod and Zool.
Toadally frogmungous Similarly, the gameplay doesn't chuck many surprises at you - Ihe action remains predictable. Although never to the point of tedium.
There are no gameplay novelties or tweaks here that you won't have seen before (even the fruit machine 'gamble your coins for extra points routine' you find yourself facing at the end of a level I seem lo remember from Kid Gloves 2) but then I suppose that's what you must expect from a game that bills itself as 'a classic example of the genre'.
So don't buy Superfrog if you're expecting a ground-breaking new variation on the platformer theme - this ain’t it. Do buy Superfrog if platformers arc your big thing.
Do consider buying Superfrog if you're new to the Amiga scene and have yet to discover what this whole 'platform' business is all about (you could do a hell of a lot worse, and with the noteworthy exceptions of llarleipiin, Zool and Puny, you couldn't do much better).
I wouldn't go so far as to say this was a classic game, but as a classic example of a platformer it's not half bad.
Neil West O JUNE 1993 Superfrog Team 17 ¦ £26.99 I It comes hilled as 'a classic example of the genre'. And it's right, it is.
I Very polished, very competently designed and very slick.
I There’s a lot of game to get through - you won't finish it overnight.
» Nothing original or ground-breaking, but then Team 17 wouldn't dispute this.
Graham Cricket JUNE 1993 ¦ - * ¦» r f ¦* 'vl'« ,* ¦* ¦* m m yl £7 V •H' e **** •* This battle seems a little too staged for my liking. The blues have already got themselves into formation, but the reds are floundering.
Impressions ¦ 071-351 2133 1 £29.99 Those who always wanted Asterix dead or were desperate to use the word 'phalanx' had their prayers answered when the original Cohort was released. That was a tricky little strategy game with Legoland graphics and a nice imperial feel, let down by a disappointing lack of playability.
With Cohort II there's no real storyline - if s more of a military exercise than a campaign. But while it introduces a fresh set of manoeuvres to be conquered one by one, the game can also be linked to that great autocracy-simulator. Caesar, as a datadisk.
Which is a great bonus. Ten new arenas of combat are unveiled by the sequel, each with their own distinctive terrain to which you and the enemy must adapt your strategy.
Basically the aim of each battle is to slaughter the opposition by whatever means spring to mind as you adopt the stiff jawline of an ancient Roman general. Sadly, even if you try to bring this game to life yourself, all the enhanced graphics and sound in the world won’t save a flawed formula.
Mounting an attack is a simple, but monotonous, procedure for a start. You can manipulate your army either by controlling each individual soldier or by moving units. Alternatively, you can charge the army in one mass into the enemy spears, hoping that they will steamroller everything into oblivion. Surprisingly, this strategy is preferable after a while, simply to avoid a repetitive sequence of selecting and clicking. This sort of strategy game does demands a step-by-step, and ultimately boring, procedure, but why stick with a board game formula to begin with?
The artwork in the game is a slight improvement on the original style, but even with due respect to the number of soldiers on the screen at once, animation is poor and Roman Legomen still fight barbarian Legomen on a Legoland playing field; but you don't get to build anything. The sound is tinny, unrealistic and simply not what you’d expect to hear from a thousand sweaty Italians beating merry hell out of each other with swords.
Cohort II seems to waiver between strategic influence and full player-participation without the sparkle it needs for a successful balance. The battles differ only because of the armies who fight in them and when opponents are equally matched, the conflict can really take ages. Devout fans of Caesar who will pay for a full-price game on a datadisk may find this interesting, but for the rest of us the game has limited enjoyment.
Paul Tyrrell O Cohort II Crickel is an odd game. You really have lo know die ins and ouls to appreciate it. Il helps if you know the difference between a googly and a Chinaman, leg spin and outswing, and when a mid-on becomes a silly one.
No other game has so many peculiar terms or niceties, and none has such a fanatical following of statisticians who spend days analysing matches, poring over baiting averages. Graham Gooeli World Class Cricket offers you the option to edit and create teams and amend batting and bow ling averages.
Bodyline the Windies For example you could create two All Time Great teams, enter the relevant baiting and bowling averages, and let the Amiga get on with playing the game lo sec how ihe legendary figures from different eras would fare against one another.
The prospect of Viv Richards facing Harold Larwood or WG Grace taking strike against Malcolm Marshall al his most aggressive. Is enough to bring most cricket junkies out in a cold sweat.
The game is reasonably effective in two player mode or versus the computer, capturing Ihe pace (some say tedium) of cricket, with breaks between overs and stoppages for loading time when you change bowlers. The shortest game. 20 overs and one innings each, lasts about an hour.
So how does it work? Select the two player option and pick your team from the menu. You can either edit your team from a selection of about 20 players or get the program to pick a Best XI. David Gower makes it into the Best XI which is a tad surprising considering he was controversially dropped from the recent England tour of India.
Next, toss a coin to decide who bats and bow ls. You control ihe batsman with the eight joystick diagonals. To run. Click and waggle the joystick furiously to increase speed. This takes some getting used to because too much waggling results in you taking an unwanted extra run and getting run-out for your troubles.
NEW AMIGA (HD) UNIT A600 & CONSOLE Monitor console keyboard unit • Second drive space • No hard drive restrictions • Power supply space • Keeps cables tidy • Non-magnetic aluminium • High auality texture finish • Plenty of ventilation • Installed in minutes • Designed specifically for the A600 and A600HD A REAL SPACE SAVER! - KEEPS EVERYTHING REALLY TIDY and To bowl, you position a while square where you wanl the ball to pitch, and click to begin your run up. Bowlers conic in the fast, swing and spin varieties, and you increase the pace, swing or spin by waggling the joystick.
You can change the field positions at any time.
The white square is an authentic device as many bowlers practise bv putting newspaper sheets on the wicket where they want the ball to bounce, and then attempt to pitch it there.
Where's the streaker?
The game docs have a few niggling idiosyncrasies, Occasionally a fielder just yards from the wicket hurls the ball to the boundary. Also, if you pick the England Best XI to play the World Best XI. Gooch. Gower. Hick and Smith play for both sides. However, this can he easily solved by editing the teams.
None of the teams have any black players, which is an inexcusable oversight. Also if you're playing against the computer and you bowl certain balls, the batsman doesn't play a shot, or plays and misses. Although it's not in the spirit of the game, it’s tempting to do this when England are defending a lead of 19.
But the two areas where Graham Gooch really falls down arc the sound effects that consist of the thwack of willow on leather, applause for a boundary, and stilled appeals, coupled w ith a complete lack of humour.
This is particularly irritating because cricket culture is built on a sense of absurd humour. Tens of thousands of radio listeners look forward to rain stopping play so they can listen to the commentary team discussing the virtues of Mrs Jenkins' chocolate cake.
It's also the only game in which a commentator can pronounce 'The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willey”. Unfortunately there arc no concessions to this sort of thing. If there were, it would be much more appealing.
Richard Jones O
• Controls work well with picnt) of practise.
• Minimum game time is about an hour.
• Poor sound efTeels, and no quirk) humour.
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He gave up coaching at the end of the Eighties after more than 30 years in the game, during which lime he helped the Dallas Cowboys earn the name 'America's Team' because they were more than pretty good and won a couple of Superbow Is.
TOM LANDRY STRATtGY FOOTBALL is available from Merit Software, 0101 214 385
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JUNE 1993 ing on how successful the last one was - easy really, just like any other American football management game you've ever played.
Play calling is easy as you simply click on menus to cycle through the options then click on Go! When you've set the play up to your liking. You get to decide everything you would expect to make that perfect play: passing or running play, who to hand the ball to or who you'd like to throw it to. What pattern they should run. And so on.
It’s all neatly presented and easy to control. And the animated sequence showing the eyjfjV” MEEDS 1 MEG Still, at least he knows his stuff and in this American football management game you're going to have to know yours as well. You don't want to be confusing your Hail Mary 's with your Right Inside Linebackers, when you've got an ineligible receiver downfield!
One or two players can battle il out on the gridiron (or pitch to you and me) and if you're playing in two player mode there's the added bonus of a modem link for remote gaming. If that option isn't available to you. Then you'll have to look away from the screen while your opponent makes his calls for the next play.
On the menu tonight So here's how the game works: you make each and every play call for your team (both offence and defence) and then sit back and watch the short animation of the play (or not if you've turned it off to speed things up) as it's executed on the field. You can then make your decision on how to call the next play depend
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Play happening is all right if a little crude and jerky. There's also game a handy Help option for those who don't know anything about the game which lead novices through the basic rules and strategies The kick is up... it's good!
The best way to play is in two player mode, against a fellow American football fan.
However, the computer plays a decent game against you and will punish you for bad play calling which is good to sec. And. Of course, not every play that you call will run precisely as it should because, hey. They're only human out there.
Tom Landry Strategy Football is structured well enough not to let the novice feel completely swamped with a whole load of player and game statistics - which become more important as you become more familiar with the game and it's good to see the game tries hard to let you make effective use of the game clock (many American football games are won or lost in the last few seconds of a game that's taken some three hours to play!)
It's well presented and easy to actually play (as distinct from understanding), there are more than enough plays to call and plenty of options to alter the game set-up to your taste.
When the plays are being executed you do feel as if your decisions are important - with enough of a random element to keep things tense. Just don't try playing until you understand the basics of the real game and can follow your way round a chalkboard.
Andy Smith Tom Landry Strategy Football should be available in the UK within the next few weeks.
Tom Landry Merit ¦ $ 49.95
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• Sound effects and digitised speech are tedious, but the
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• Plenty of depth to keep experts happy.
• About as exciting as an American Football management game could
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- The Jurassic Levels Mirage ¦ £29.99 ¦ 0260 299403 Jurassic -
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more or less anything that was formed during the Jurassic
period. This was a time when all the dinosaurs and ammonites
(extinct marine cephalopods - in other words extinct wet blobs)
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of floating about a bit waiting to evolve into a bit of cod.)
Now I’m not saying that we're all going to be talking about Human Race - The Jurassic Levels this summer (good though the game is), but Mirage have cunningly timed the release of their extension to the original Humans game to tie in with the promotion of Steven Spielberg's summer blockbuster Jurassic Pat*. In said film dinosaurs are bred again, by way of a fossil, and run around an amusement park, keeping lots of little humes amused 64
- until it all goes horribly wrong.
The Jurassic Levels is not a licence however, but Mirage's promotional blurb justifying the name states that they have discovered that ‘Man did walk the planet with the dinosaur', and if their game is to be believed then indeed man did. And it's just a cunning coincidence that there is going to be a film with a similar theme released this summer - and no doubt an official licensed game will arrive at about the same time.
JUNE 1993 In case you've not heard of this game before, it was first reviewed in AM2, and received a verdict of 72 per cent and it would have got more if it wasn't for the sloppy programming.
Humans is a good game, it's a lemmings-type puzzler where you have to find your way out of a number of levels, with the aid of a set number of humans, using various implements (spears, wheels, fire) with the additional aid of dinosaurs and tribal witch doctors to name just a couple. And The Jurassic Levels is more of the same thing - 80 different levels of the same thing in fact and jolly good fun they are too. The control method is identical, as is the theme music But Mirage aren't purporting that this is Humans 2. So there's nowt up with that. So if you enjoyed walking the dinosaur at
Christmas (or if you missed out first time round) then you'll enjoy this. If not then you won't.
Gary Lord Internati Rugby Ch The sports simulation is a much used and abused game genre with few stars and many journeymen. Sensible Soccer is the shining star that software houses seek to emulate - but unfortunately. Domarks International Rugby Challenge fails miserably.
It remains firmly rooted in the players' dressing room. In fact it doesn't even make it off the team coach.
If you are one of the unfortunate people who have bought the game before reading this review, you may be slightly relieved to leant that Dontark have assured us that s ou can have another copy free of charge, once this 'problem' is rectified. Still, all rather disappointing.
Strain of a game But what of the gameplay? The overhead view' is fine but the scrolling suffers from a continual jerky flicker. This is not only annoying but also a strain on the eye after a while. The graphics are nothing special and the sound effects are weedy and virtually non-existent.
An arrow points to the player in possession of the ball, and the nearest player on (he opposing team. This works OK when you're attacking but when defending, the arrow flits The intro sequence consists of a revolving globe and you're treated to a truly dreadful, tinny organ (accompanied by drum machine I version of the hymn Jerusalem which simply refuses to leave your head. Then it's time for Ihe 'action' (dare I use the word).
There are all the usual sporty options to choose from, including match length (five to X0 minutes), wind speed and player statistics.
And here's where the fun starts. Select the two player option, both using the device 'joystick'.
Out troop the teams, as you and your male await for the battle to commence.
The match kicks off (over which you have no control) but after a short time you notice something amiss. One player is controlling both teams, while the other frantically waggles their joystick to no avail. It seems that in their infinite wisdom, the writers have decided that only one player can use a joystick, the other gets lo choose between keyboard and mouse.
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Allenge Power and direction Follow ing the ball is not an easy pastime. Too often you arc left searching the screen for the ball and the Kick Off style scanner is not a great help - just a mass of sw arming dots.
A BDM (Ball Direction Meteri comes into play for scrums, lineouts and conversions allowing control for power and direction, and in a sea of drivel, it works reasonably well, particularly on conversions.
Unfortunately, there is simply no 'feel' to International Rugby Challenge - that difficull- to-define quality which makes a game really worth playing. As a sports sim it is light years away from Sensible Sut t er, and as a computer game, it is way below current general standards. You're better off buying Domark's Rugby The World Cup - it scored a favourable 82 per cent when it was reviewed (AF30) but its successor is badly presented, and to he candid. A disaster.
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From player lo player making tackling difficult. Running with the ball is fun (for a few minutes), weaving in and out of your opponents. But invariably you can score a try w ithout having to make a pass, leaving opposing players flailing in your wake.
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POST & PACKAGING Please add £1.00 per item of software A: small peri ph. Add £5.00 per item for large Peripherals Hardware Can Zeppelin's new platform puzzler sort the men from the boys, distinguish the wheat from the chaff, separate the cool from the clueless? Step aboard this review and find out if this game will... Sink or Si JUNE 1993 Contact: Zeppelin downside it makes no use of an additional disk on 091-385 7755 drive, the program accesses the floppy at the start and finish of every level, and there's no way. Shon of dying, to re-start a level after you've mucked it up.
The levels arc short, and none too sweet.
It's a simple matter of trying every lever and hoping for the best, because once you pause the game you can't 'take a look around' the level to test the lie of the land. Once you're playing, if you don't do the right thing pretty quickly you end up losing too many passengers to be able to complete the level.
If the number of remaining passengers left alive falls below the number you require to finish the level, the lights go out. Great so what THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO "'ERE, WHAT'S THAT THEN?'
Sat squarely between Kevin Dances Willi Wolves Costner and James Rohocoil Pond, comes a new video game hero, Kevin Codner. He has all the playability of Pond, but unfortunately he also sports the charisma of Costner.
Kevin, the fishy one... erm the one that wasn't in The Bodyguard that is. Is the heroic type, so when the cruise ship SS Lucifer runs into an iceberg the size of doughboy and sustains damage enough to affect its floatworthiness. There's nothing for him to do except board his trusty submersible and head straight for the scene of the disaster.
In best Irwin Allen movie tradition, the compartments of the ship are packed to the gills with panicking passengers. Kevin, erm... the fishy one not the one that was in The Gunrunner that is. Has to rescue them before they perish horrifically.
That sinking feeling When a 'Dim Passenger' falls from a platform and hits the next piece of solid ground, the direction he then goes in is totally unpredictable. The manual would have it that the passengers are panicking, but they aren't, they're just poorly programmed.
The wreck is in shipping water and in Rainbow Islands fashion, the rising tide makes for an effective time limit on many of the levels. So what we have is a basic platform puzzler, not entirely unlike PushOver or Troddlers (or any other platform puzzler).
So what distinguishes this one from the other hoards of similar programs ’ Nothing actually. On the upside it's nicely animated, easy to control and is pretty addictive. On the KEVS ESCAPE HATCH Our hero can't be seen to flee the sinking ship like everyone else, so he exits stage centre via this secret hatch.
CARGO Use it as a bridge to aid passengers to safety, or blow it up - the choice is yours.
JET PACK By smashing the glass Kev can release these to the passengers in the water.
They then shoot upwards to safety.
CONVEYOR BELT These move this way or that and are usually accompanied by a switch which makes them move that way or this. Passengers can't cross them unless they are going the correct direction. Use the switch to sort it out.
VERTICAL SWITCH.
Stand by this, press fire and something good will happen that helps you rescue all the passengers, unless something bad happens that kills them all, that is.
BOMBS If it won't move, blow it up.
It didn't work on the World Trade Center towers, but it's a most effective way of moving most obstacles in Sink or Swim.
BULKHEADS I They're bulky and they get | in the way of escaping passengers. But they soon get out of the way when faced i with a bomb.
MAGNETIC HOISTS These things are tricky to get to grips with, but magnetic hoists are wonderful things if you need to shift any heavy ferrous cargo around. And you do.
Believe me.
0 SWINGING CHAINS If there's a gap you can't bridge, why not try to swing across it Tarzan style with these great dangling things that follow the rules of complex harmonic motion.
Do you do then? There’s no way of finishing a level early and re-trying it, even when you know you’ve nobbed it.
If Kevin, erm... that's the fishy one. Not the one who was in Robin Hood, docs manage to gel enough passengers to safely, and make sure he gets Shelley Winters out alive, then an escape hatch miraculously opens and whisks him away, amid an abundance of disk accessing. To the next level.
There are 60 levels aboard the SS Lucifer, thank God they've all got passwords cos it took us three days to get here. Not because we're crap, but because two of them were spent disk accessing.
The lights are out, and no-one's home, well no-one who's still alive. That's that level well and truly mucked up, no problem we'll just quit out and try again. Erm... how do you quit out?
To use it. You end up descending the stair rather than working the lever.
Let's face it. We're talking Lemmings.
This is just a Lemmings rip off. Sure, the perils arc different, the obstacles aren't the same, but the concept is Lemmings. Unfortunately. Sink or Swim can't boast its cutcncss or playability.
Kevin Codncr is without any sort of charisma and he has no endearing quirks. He doesn't even get killed by his own bombs if he stands next to them as they detonate. If he had.
Il would have been a giggle, and a way of getting off a stalemate level.
You might quite like Sink or Swim, who knows, you might even love it. But one thing's for sure, if it gets you tearing your hair out. It won't just be with frustration at not being able to solve the puzzles.
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• ( umpelting puzzles will keep you coming hack for more.
• Disk accessing makes you wish you hadn't.
• All in all your money would be better spent on l.emmings 2.
Sleep with the fishes The game isn't totally without its redeeming features, some of the puzzles arc a challenge, without being completely unsolvablc. This leads to the game being quite compelling, but the long load limes also make you want to tear your hair out while you wait to gel back into a level you know you can complete, but you're just not quite sure how.
Every level has an access code, so you don’t have to play through the whole thing every time, which is a good thing because with this much disk accessing you could be there all day if you had to.
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Whale's Voyage is a futuristic (RPG) role- playing game that will a-ally stretch your wits.
It's controlled entirely with a joystick or keyboard. It's got trading bits, combat, exploration, and lovely, lovely graphics.
Unfortunately, it's also suffered a bit in the translation from the German original, but this just adds a touch of flavour lo the game.
Whale's Voyage ...Thrilling long space journeys on metal cetaceans, or is it just a run-of-the-mill role playing game?
At the start, you can either preload a set of included characters, or you can generate your own personal ones. To be honest, you arc probably better off using the preset ones, hut it's worth generating your own just to appreciate Ihe originality of the system. You don't roll a set of statistics (strength, intelligence and so onl like you do in games like Dungeons A Dragons. With Whale's Voyage you first, you select a father and mother for the character, then you select a childhood option and an advanced education option. If a character is blighted in one area, then certain options are not
available - for instance, a particularly dumb character cannot gel into medical school.
The w hole system is very neat.
JUNE 1993 After that, you start on the Whale's flight deck. From there, you can buy and sell cargo, equip Ihc Whale with optional extras, beam down to the planet that you are currently orbiting. Travel to a different planet or phone someone you have already met. To perform any of these tasks you just move along the panel of icons and press the firc-button.
'¦•TTTV” MEEDS 1 MEG o ax On another planet HARD DISK INSTALLABLE You start off the game with no money for fuel or cargo, and so you have to beam dow n to the planet. At first, when you're on a planet, naturally you don't know your way around. Now most rolcplaycrs would reach for the squared paper at this point - but you don't need to!
Whale's oyage has a built-in automapper, so all you have to do is run around and the map is drawn for you. This map is permanent, so long as you save the game (more on that later*.
WHALE S VOYAGE is available from Flair Software 0661 860260 On your stroll you will probably encounter one or two mobile people doing the same thing. Most new players attempt to talk with mobile NPCs (non-player characters! - this is usually a waste of time. All useful encounters (at least the ones I've seen! Are preset - you just have lo be in the right place at (he right time.
The planet where you start is a lawless place, and pretty soon you will either get mugged or find someone else getting mugged.
If you help out victims in trouble, you will be rewarded. This seems to be the main theme of the game. You can either trade-in your rewards for straight cash at a shop, or use them to help you later in the game.
Because Whale's Voyage is set in the future, there's a whole range of technological gadgets to help you out. Needless to say. They VOYAGING CONTROLS FOR ADVENTUROUS PARTIES Everywhere you go. The automapper records your expedition.
Beam us up icon for quick, trouble free getaways.
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I still haven't found out how to save the game (the manual says it's On the Trading Menu' - I sec. You have to press Esc). You can only do one save game per floppy disk. If you have a very fast Amiga (25Mh 030 or faster) then the game is more difficult, because it responds loo fast to the controls. It's very infuriating to set off in a direction, only to realise you are going the wrong way!
Playing it on a one floppy drive system is very tedious - I really have to say that if you haven't got a hard drive, then don't bother with Whale's Voyage. But if you can crack the hard shell, you will find a wealth of enjoyment on the inside, just wailing to be explored.
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- ROM software The Parnet interface and software will allow the
Amiga CDTV to be used as a CD ROM drive with any Amiga and will
give any Amiga owner access to the vast range ot CDTV software
currently available The CDTV player offers excellent value for
money when compared with a standard CD • ROM drive and
interface Most CD - ROM drives will set you back over £400
while CDTV will cost you less than £300 and will play audio CD
s m addition to CD • ROM CDTV disk s The Parnet adaptor
includes the software driver for your Amiga, interface cable
and PD disk with driver software for your CDTV player INDI
IPRICE £39.99 A4000 030 PLUS CDTV ? 1960 MONITOR.
INDI PRICE £1599.99 CDTV ? PARNET.
INDI PRICE £329.99 WANT THE BEST IN PROFESSIONAL AMIGA. WHY NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CREDIT DEALS A VAILABLE (SUBJECT TO STATUS). CREDIT AVAILABLE ON 6, 12, 18. 24, 36 MONTHS.
WHY NOT RING NOW FOR A QUOTE. SAME DA Y RESPONSE.
AMIGA RECOMMENDED PERIPHERALS & ACCESSORIES New from Microbotics for the A1200!!!.
M1230XA Accelerator launch!!
Microbotics beats the competition on price, performance, features and configurations.INDI is very pleased to announce the availability of the new 68030 accelerator product for the A1200: the microbotics M1230 XA (call it the "XA" for short) 50 MHZ speed is standard! Memory management is standard!
Huge 128 MB memory design is standard (the biggest memory space on any A1200 peripheral) Just look at these specifications and prices!
M1230 XA W 40 MHZ EC 030 OMB INCX PRICE £299.99 M1230 XA W 40 MHZ EC 030 4MB INDI PRICE £399.99 M1230 XA W 50 MHZ MMU 030 OMB INDI PRICE £399.99 M1230 XA W 50 MHZ MMU 030 4MB INDI PRICE £499.99 MBX1200.
The original and the best floating point unit and memory uppgrade for the Amiga A1200. Available with 0.4 OR 8 MB OF 32 BIT FAST RAM and a choice of floating point units. Now complete with real time clock (RTC) MBX1200Z 68881 14 MHZ OMB INDI PRICE £129.99 MBX1200Z 68881 14MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £249.99 MBX1200Z 68881 14 MHZ 8MB INDI PRICE £349.99 MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ OMB INDI PRICE £189.99 MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £339.99 MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ 8MB INDI PRICE £409.99 MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 0 MB INDI PRICE£339.99 MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £419.99 MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 8MB INDI
PRICE £539.99 MEMORY UPGRADES AND ACCESSORIES M501 The original 0.5MB battery backed upgrade for the A500.
¦jndCprice £29.99 M502 The original 1 MB battery backed upgrade for the A500.
[PRICE £49.99 8 Up memory board. Again designed for the A1500 A200. Memory upgradable to 2 4 or 8MB [price £69.99 Hard frame suitable for A1500 A2000. Allows for Ihe interface of a SCSI hard drive.
IIMD. LPRICE £110.99 AUDIO VISUAL MEGAMIX Low cost, hi spec
digital effects cartridge plugs into printer port of Amiga.
Allows stereo sampling from almost any musical source.
INDI PRICE £29.99 ROCTEC ROCGEN.
Entry level Genlock for all Amigas.
Record stunning Amiga Graphics onto Standard video or overlay text and graphics onto a video signal INDI PRICE £69.99 ROCTEC ROCGEN PLUS.
As above but with extra features such as tinting and signal inversion. Allows for real time editing of graphics. Compatible with all Amigas.
INDI PRICE £133.99 ROCTEC ROCKEY.
The ultimate accessory for Amiga video Ians. Separate RGB controls to croma key on any colour INDI PRICE £249.99 PYRAMID SCANNER.
A total hand held scanning package for all Amigas complete with interface and software (mono) INDI PRICE £99.99. MONITORS.
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Commodoresoriginal and best selling colour stereo monitor. Now includes swivel and tilt stand for total ease of use. Ihj PRICEiEI 89.99 (£179.99 If purchased with A600 A1200 A1500) Whisper quiet yet prints at an amaziing 160 CPS.
Possibly the best value printer on the market.
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INDI IPRICEI £134.99 TERMS AVAILABLE OVER 6, 12, 18, 24 & 36 MONTHS SUBJECT TO STATUS.
WHY NOT RING FOR A QUOTE. SAMEDAY RESPONSE. (SEE EXAMPLE) Panasonic Quiets We researched the colour printer market at great depth to find a colour printer good enough to cope with Amiga’s powerful graphic output, yet at an affordable price.
We found the perfect pnnter in the KX-P2180 * KX-P2123 quiet printers.
We then considered that if you were going to buy a Panasonic printer you would probably need a quality word processing package to use with it. We found that too. With ' Wordworth'. Yet at a retail pnce of £129.99 we thought that might be a little too expensive on top of your printer purchase! So together with Panasonic we decided to give a copy of 'Wordworth' free with every Panasonic printer. How's that for added value?
Panasonic ‘WORDWORTH completely freei with Panasonic QUIET PRINTERS The writers choice The Ultimate word processor for AMIGA computers Wordworth ts undoubtedly the ultimate word document processor tor the tuH range of AMIGA computers The graphical nature of WORDWORTH makes producing documents faster and easier, with the enhanced pnntmg lonts (including full Panasonic KX P21B0 . KX P2123 colour pnnting support). Collins spell checker and thesaurus, no other wrord processor comes close. "Without doubt this is one of the best document processors tor the AMIGA. Today"(Amiga Format!
NORMAL RRP £129.99 inc VAT UN PI PRICE The new Panasonic KX - P2180 9 pin quiet colour primer Produces crisp clear lexl in mono or in 7 glorious colours with new quiet technology. The new KX - P2180 is typically 150BA quiet er in operation, than the competition.
£199.99
• Fast Printing Speeds 192CPS Draft and 38 CPS NLQ
• Colour Printing 7 colour palette (blue. Red. Green, yellow,
violet, magenta and black)
• Qulel Printing Super quiet 45 - 48dBA sound level (most matrix
printers are typically in excess ol 60dBA)
• 6 Resident Fonts Over 6.100 type styles using Courier Prestige.
Bold PS. Roman, Scnpt and Sans Serif Fonts
• 3 Paper Paths Paper handling Irom bottom, top and reat for
total flexibility
• 1 Year warranty lor total peace ol mind.
1 ¦ 1 J | J * * The new high performance Panasonic KX ¦ 2123 24 pin.
G f UU Ouiel colour printer otters leading edge quiet printing ¦¦ 1V V technology at an affordable pnce
• Fast Printing Speeds 192 CPS draft. 64 CPS LQ and 32 SLQ.
• Colour Printing 7 colour palette (blue. Red. Green yellow,
violet, magenta and black) « Quiet Printing Super quiet 43.5 -
46kBA sound level (most matrix printers are in excess ol 60dBA)
• 7 Resident Fonts Over 152.000 type styles using Super LQ.
Courier Prestige. Bold PS.
Roman, Script, and Sans Seril Fonts
• 24 PIN Diamond Printhead High performance and high quality
output
• 1 Year Warranty tor total peace ol mind.
Panasonic LASER PRINTER KXP - 4430 LASER PRINTER KXP - 4410 LASER PRINTER WORDWORTH COMPLETELY FREE' WITH PANASONIC LASER PRINTERS The wriiers' cho*ce The ultimate word processor for AMIGA computers NORMAL RRP £129.99 me. VAT 5 pages per minute 28 resident fonts Optional 2nd input bin (total printer capacity 2 x 200 sheets) Once again INDI have pined together with Panasonic to offer all Amiga owners the most outstanding Laser Printer offer ever. We are now able to offer high quality, professional laser printing at affordable prices. We are also giving away a tree copy of Wordworth with every
Panasonic Laser Printer purchased (RRP £129.99). Whether you are looking for a laser pnnter to handle word processing.
DTP. Presentation or complex graphic applications • the Panasonic range offers you the power to meet your requirements.
KXP-4410 Low running costs Parallel interface Optional memory expansion to 4.5 Mb (0 5 Mb as standard) HP laseqet II Emulation_ MMP P ICE] | Pan onfcT] £499.99 It&k inc. VAT ON-SITE WARRANTY I ON-STTE WARRANTY WOROWORTH COMPLETELY FREE WITH LASER PRINTERS KXP - 4430
• Satinprint (optimum resolution technology)"
• 5 pages per minute
• HP Laserjet III Emulation. PCL 5
• 8 Scalable fonts 8 28 bitmap functions
• Optional 2nd input bin (total printer capacity 2 x 200 sheets)
• Optional memory expansion to
5. 0 Mb (1 Mb as standard) llN:B'lv!PRIC~E £699.99 Inc. VAT
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tr«Xtonal edges on curved character* and lines By varying ire
printed dot we and position} WORDWORTH COMPLETELY FREE WITH
LASER PRINTERS Panasonic PRINTER ACCESSORIES sheets 1 pari
listing paper INDI PRICE £19.99
1) PANASONIC AUTOMATIC SHEET FEEDER Automatic Sheet Feeder for
KXP 2180 KXP 2123 holds 80 A4 sheets INDI PRICE £89.99
2) PRINTER DUST COVER Specially tailored quality dust cover for
Panasonic KXP 2180' KXP2123 printer INDI PRICE £8.99
3) PRINTER STAND 2 piece pnnter stand INDI PRICE £9.99
4) PAPER PACK 500 sheets quality A4 paper INDI PRICE £9.99
6) PARALLEL PRINTER CABLE To be used when connecting Amiga to
Panasonic Pnnters.
INDI PRICE £8.99 (£5.99 if purchased with a printer)
7) PANASONIC COLOUR RIBBON Colour nbbon for KXP 2180' KXP 2123
INDI PRICE £18-99
8) PANASONIC BLACK RIBBON Black nbbon tor KXP 2180 KXP 2123 INDI
PRICE £9.99 SAVE £££££ $ ON THE FOLLOWING ACCESSORY PACKS PACK
1 PANASONIC COLOUR RIBBON PACK Contains 6 colour nbbons lor
the KXP 2180' KXP2123 RRP £119 99 INDI PRICE £89.99 SAVE £30
00!ll PACK 2 PANASONIC RIBBON PACK Contains 2 black and 4
colour ribbons tor KXP 2180' KXP 2123 RRP £99 99 INDI PRICE
£69.99 SAVE £30 00!"
PACK 3 PANASONIC DELUXE ACCESSORY PACK Contains Automatic Sheet Feeder. 2 biack nbbons. 2 colour nbbons. 1 dust cover. 2 prece pnnter stand RRP £169 99 INDI PRICE £139.99 SAVE £30 00!"
Add £2.50 carnage to all printer accessories or combinations thereof 12 MONTHS INTEREST FREE CREDIT A VAILABLE ON CDTV EXTERNAL HARD DISK SUBJECT TO STATUS. LOW INTEREST CREDIT AVAILABLE ON ALL ORDERS OVER £200 AMIGA CDTV THE MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER TOTAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM The problem with any new product is that it always takes time tor everyone to realise its full potential.
CDTV is no exception and in our opinion everything we have read does a pretty poor job of explaining just what CDTV can do and why it is so exciting, THE INDI GUIDE TO CDTV ITS A CD PLAYER - Yes, it will play all your Primal Scream, Pavarotti, Pink Floyd and any other CD you care to mention in superb high quality stereo, with infra red remote control.
ITS AN AMIGA - Plug in the keyboard, switch on the external disk drive and the colossal range of inexpensive Amiga software can be used on CDTV.
ITS A MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - Just imagine, stereo sound, images and text all on screen . It asks a question, you respond, it responds - truly interactive! Each CD disc holds hundreds of megabytes of data with instant optical access. The whole of Hutchinson's Encyclopeadia fits onto one disc. This interactive system is a unique aid for Education, Business or Leisure.The future is here!
PACK CONTENTS AS STANDARD• Amiga CDTV Player® CDTV keyboard CDTV 1411 3.5" Disc Drive
• CDTV Infra red remote controller* CDTV wired mouse* CDTV
Welcome Disc «Manuals Fred Fish CDTV Disc INDI VALUE ADDED
FREE* Lemmings CDTV (£34.99* Blues Brothers (£12.99)*
Pipemania, Populous.
Kickoff 2, Space Ace I IPRICE AMIGA CDTV EXTERNAL HARD T i DISK DRIVE You've got the CDTV. You've got the keyboard and the floppy disk drive • tor a tolal computer solutuon all that's needed is an ultra last hard disk drive.
The CDTV-HD unit boasts a massive 65Mb of hard disk storage with lightning last access times through its SCSI interlace.The unit comes complete with Workbench 1 3 and all necessary cables.
PRICES ARE VALID FOR MONTH OF PUBLICATIONS ONLY.
It you are thinking ot buying CDTV or already own one you'll be pleased to know that INDI stock all CDTV accessories and software that are available trom manulacturers. We believe in CDTV and we theretore continue to support this exciting product. You will always have a source ol product for your CDTV trom INDI.
LloR: CDTV Encore SCSI Controller. Internal Mount £109.99 CDTV Internal Genlock £149.99 Black 1084S Colour Stereo Monitor £189.99 (When purchased with CDTV Multi Media Pack)£179.99 CDTV Remote Mouse £49.99 Scart TV Monitor Lead £14.99 (inc Stereo Phono Lead) Megachip - t Mb Upgrade Chip RAM Upgrade tor CDTV £159.99 SEND YOUR ORDER TO: INDI DIRECT MAIL 1 RINGWAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.
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STAFFS WS13 7SF AF 0593 Please send __________________________ Price ? Delivery I enclose cheque, PO for £ or charge my Access Visa No Expiry Date Signature ARTS AND LEISURE Advanced Military Systems Women in Motion Guinness Disc of Records Animals in Motion Connoisseur Fine Arts Fruits & Vegetables Trees and Shrubs Garden Plants Indoor Plants EDUCATION Fun School • Under 5's A Long Hard Day at the Ranch A Bun lor Barney Cinderella Fun School tor 6 to 7 Fun School lor Over 7's £29.99 Mud Puddle £34.99 Classic Board Games £34.99 £29.99
My Paint £29.99 Dinosaurs tor Hire £14.99 £34.99 North Polar Expedition £49.99 Hound ot the Baskervilles £29.99 £29.99 Paper Bag Princess £34.99 Psycho Killer £29.99 £34.99 Scary Poems tor Rotten Kids £39.99 Sherlock Holmes, £34.99 Tale ot Benjamin Bonny £39.99 Consulting Detective £39.99 £34.99 Tale ot Peter Rabbit £39.99 Sim City £29.99 £34.99 Thomas's Snowsuit £34.99 Tnvial Pursuit (PAL) £49.99 £34.99 Moving Gives Mo Stomach Ache £34.99 Wrath ot the Demon £29.99 Barney Bear Goes Camping £29.99 Team Yankee £34.99 £24.99 Asterix English tor French!
£34.99 Rattles £34.99 £34.99 Japan World (PAL) £49.99 Prehistonk £34.99 £29.99 NASA, Ihe 25th Year £19.99 Snoopy (PAL) £34.99 £39.99 Fractal Universe £34.99 Town with No Name £29.99 £24.99 ENTERTAINMENT Lemmings £34.99 £24.99 Battlechess £39.99 European Space Simulator £34.99 Battle Storm £29.99 Fantastic Voyage £34.99 £34.99 Fred Fish (CD PD1) £19.99 Global Chaos £29.99 £34.99 Ail Dogs go to Heaven Electric Crayon £34.99 Turrican I £29.99 £29.99 Ultimate Basketball £29.99 Turrican II £29.99 Guy Spy Cover Girl Poker Logical Prey Curse of Ra Space Wars MUSIC Musk Maker Remix Karaoke Fun Hits 1
Vocemaster * Microphone Voce FX REFERENCE American Heritage Dictionary Complete Works ot Shakespeare Illustrated Holy Bible New Base Electrons Cocktock Timetable of Business Timetable ot Science £39.99 World Vista Atlas Dr Wellman ¦ THE BRICK - ETTE Jusl plug m , I hiimuBk-k elte and om. Any * ™ win'd Amid compatible trackball B device an Commodore B •. CDTV The built - in 8 - bit Micro Processor gives the Bnck * ette big smarts in a tiny package and makes it easy to use just plug into the remote port and it is ready to go with real time mouse or joystick movement on your CDTV No loading ol
driver programs or software No switches tor mouse or joystick. Special settings (with mouse) allow you to blast away with three rapid tire modes & dual tire buttons. Comes complete with Python Micro Switched Joystick.
INDI EXCLUSIVE £49.99 Wilh two joysticks £59.99 _ BLACK 1084S MONITOR
• ¦Ml At last the CDTVMomtor I you have been waiting lor il The
original and bosl I sellingcolour stereo I B monitor trom
Commodore B IS now available in black 10 I B complement your
CDTV INDI PRICE
- «B| £’89 99 AMIGA CDTV ACCESSORIES CDTV CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO
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MiRECTlMAIL DESPATCH AFTER SALES AND SPECIALIST SERVICE The banks of Tokyo wait in terror. Three safe- breakers are on the loose, they've got grenades and they're not afraid to use them. Well that's one way, perhaps, to be big in Japan... The world is. As they say. Gelling smaller every day - and computer games seem lo do much lo drive lhal home. Nippon Safes Inc, a game hased in the seedy side of downtown Tokyo, is hardly a lesson in Japanese culture, bul a safe-breaking advcnlure featuring a punch drunk Italian boxer. Ditto Fagioli. A rather mad electronics genius. Doug Nuts, and a
voluptuous bimbelte by the name of Donna Fatale.
I'm not going to make any comment about that at all. One of the characters has just offered to introduce Donna to some theatrical agents if she can find his sword. Yes. Well. Right.
It's a graphic adventure, similar in style lo Indiana Jones and llie Fate of Atlantis. For
• those of you w ho haven't eonte across a game of this type, you
have to manoeuvre your character through the adventure by
manipulating various icons on the screen. It's all completely
mouse controlled, so there's no need to use Ihe keyboard. For
instance, if you wanted to throw a hand grenade at someone, you
would press the right mouse button lo select the various icons
(which include talk, open, examine and take, plus the objects
you can pick up), and select the hand grenade icon. The mouse
pointer will then change to a grenade shape, which you aim at a
given target. Once you've fixed the target, a message appears
on screen, saying 'throw hand grenade". Clicking with ihe left
mouse button carries out the action.
JUNE 1993 It's a little awkward to use at times, but it's generally easier than typing in. 'pull Ihe pin and throw the hand grenade at the door'.
The adventure is divided into three parts, each detailing the exploits of one of the three characters. All three parts share many of the same locations, but the aims and puzzles for each are different.
Mind your language The manual is a little short, with only six pages in English. These give you the basics on both ihe characters and the program, as well as a crash course introduction to Japanese society
- very educational, but not strictly necessary .
Unfortunately, the translation (the original is in Italian) is a little lacking in pans, giving phrases such as. 'He boarded a ship bound for Japan as a dackhand. After getting into the umpteenth scrope he was thrown off.' Hmm.
To find out which of the three characters you are to play, you answer a scries of multiple choice questions. Your responses are logged as coded symbols, and after the final answer, the symbols disappear lo reveal w hich role you will be playing. The intention of this.
Nippon AMIGA 6GG 1249 INCLUDING THESE 3 FANTASTIC GAMES JAGUAR XJ220, CHUCK ROCK & MANCHESTER UTD EUROPE PLUS 1.3 KICKSTART EMULATOR FOR EXTRA COMPATIBILITY AMIGA 12GG £379 WITH THUNDERHAWK & GODS PLUS TRANSWRITE WORD PROCESSOR & 1.3 KICKSTART EMULATOR FOR EXTRA COMPATIBILITY INTERNAL 60 MEG IDE HARD DRIVES £209 SUITABLE FOR AMIGA A1200 A600 COMPLETE WITH CONNECTING CABLE FREE FITTING SERVICE AVAILABLE ONLY £199 WHEN PURCHASED WITH A MACHINE ENTER CODE 0H Contact:.
DMI | 0753 680343 MEEDS 1 MEG This is the screen where you choose which of the characters you are to play. You have to answer a questionnaire which gives you the Japanese symbol which will reveal if you're Doug. Donna or Dino.
OPENING TIMES Monday - Friday 10am-8pm Saturday 10am-6pm players. A slightly bizarre approach, bul it's original, at least.
Once into the game, the graphics arc well drawn and the sound effects arc excellent.
Most of ihe characters seem to he doing an impression of a Michael Jackson moonwalk.
Because the animations are (annoyingly) oul of sync with the speed of movement. Mouse-con- trol can be tricky with the smaller objects, bul you get used to it after a w hile.
The game comes on five disks, and if you're playing from a floppy there's a great deal of disk swapping. Fortunately, it's also installable on hard disk, which speeds up the gameplay immensely.
The storylines of the adventures are good, and you don't have to solve the puzzles in any particular order. If you get really stuck, just select one of the objects you're carry ing, and move it around the screen. Eventually you'll come across a text message which might give you a clue as to how best to progress.
This is a well-designed game with a good storyline and some interesting puzzles.
• All «f the characters look like they're moon- walking when
moving.
• Good sound effects and graphics.
• lla ing three adventures in one means that you can leave one if
you're stuck and get on with another.
• t edious disk swapping.
• Did you know that ’geisha* means ’artist* or 'talented person*?
Thought not.
However, it's rather let down by some errors in both the programming and the presentation.
It's no Monkey Island, bul it's definitely worth a click or two.
Richard Baguley O M 80% Nippon Safes Inc DMI ¦ £29.99 w.
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Supervision £38.99 Games £11.99 '"FIXED PRICE REPAIRS" DOES NOT NCLUDE REPIAOMENT OF DRIVE NOR KEYBOARD ' PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ¦ WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY AMIGA REPAIR ? ??AMIGA REPAII ?s »H P49.95 « Computer Repair Zone Ltd 280 High Road. London N15 5LT Tel: 081 365 1754 Fax: 081 808 4796 We'd simply call it the best Amiga Word Processor. But if after using it, the experts insist on calling Final Copy II the best Word Publisher as well, we're not complaining!
Final Copy coined the phrase "Perfect Printing on any Printer".
We mean it - this document proves it!
Created in Final Copy II and trinted on a standard 24-pin Cithen Suift. It slums a small number of Fiiud Copy irs features: Smooth Sealeahle Outline Fonts. Multiple Columns.
Drawing Tools for Bases. Borders. Shadows, Lines and Armws, While-Out Text. Text Printed mvr Graphic Images. Text Obliquing, Autn-Fhm Text around Graphics itiul if muse. Import if Colour aiul Mono Graphics Pictures.
Word Publishers go beyond simply producing normal letters and documents (al which Final Copy II naturally excels) and progress into a worid where haw the whole document looks is just as important as what il says. Admittedly, this can be achieved with Desk Top Publishers hut they can t easily be used as Word Processors, especially when a good looking letter needs creating quickly - they're far too cumberwme. This is where Final Copy II offers the perfect balance between die two requirements. Ease and speed of use. Combined with complete control and perfect final printed presentation.
Document creation is so simple with 28 On-Screen Buttons for routine fomuning and navigating commands, like AukvHvphenation. With me WYSIWYG display, you can even edit whilst your pages are magnified up lo 400% (or reduced). Ling documents are supported with Title Master Pages. Style Sheets Lcfi Righi Page Binding Offset and Aulo Numbering. Because your text needs lo he perfect Ihc British-English Collins Proximity Speller combined wiih Ihc Thesaurus (fur lhal added inspiration!
Help you lo produce ihc precise, primed page.
Compugraphic, Adobe Type I PostScript or Nimbus Q PostScript? If you want lots of fonts you can have kits of fonts! Final Copy II can use thousands of superior Adobe Type I or Nimbus Q fonts (the same as those used on professional publishing systems). Both these types are PostScnpt fonts, bui unlike all other Word Process. »s you don't need an expensive PostScript laser lo use them! Final Copy II n7 pnnl them on PosiScnpi lasers, or any graphics capable pnnier. This includes the dot- malrix or ink-jet you pmhahly already owa Even if you have your own Compugraphic* font library you'd still
like to use. Final Copy II ls hilly compatible, outputting to any graphic pnnter. Final Copy II is unnvalled in its range of fonts supported, and as you can see here, you have complete control over text formatting.
When using the outline typefaces included, or any addiiional fonts, iheyll output perfectly - no matter what size they’re scaled to - w ith absolutely no jaggies!
Opening multiple documents also allows editing whilst pnntrng in background mode (free memory dependent I. CcnpadNc wxh .til Amtj* than A500 ki ihc UN AI3IYA4HI0 range. W*h either j vxxxxl floppy or a lad dive.
Airinmuncf Imb ofavabNe tree RAM is required (AfiOOtani drive-15Mh i however, as wah all advanced enrtix.il mvnuiK cvlrj menxxv lee. I _V2Vfh - ihc mure the beaerl will tv luumxl ki cvnkxt nil Icera fuDv Available from all good Amiga Software Dealer;, nr fnmi SoiiWnnd Ft mint* . Nlp'ttp nhrmp fnr a Ikt n .ruMut uL dnriidr mg Program or its 1 y pe ts words not ours) Amiga Format think we have the Best Word Publisher.
We'll show you w hy with a list of features that users tell us tire important (below).
If you'd like to know who's also chosen Final Copy.
Commodore specify it as an option with some of the most powerful Amigas available in the United States.
What better recommendation could you have?
Complete control over how your documents look, now you have it! Final Copy II incorporates: On-Screen Drawing Took for generating boxes, bonfcrs, and lines or arrows al any angle. Multiple Newspaper Style snaking columns, combined with the unique ability to print the same PostScript quality outline fonts - on absolutely any printer in portrait or landscape. These all mean that no matter what you may have thought, no other Amiga Word Processor has all the capabilities that Final Copy II users now simply lake tor granted!
Feature Wordworth 2 final Copy II Compaobie wOi Standard Amga YES YES. But would Suggest Workbench 2 Compugraphc Fonts use of Bette- PostScript Fonts Compatible with Standard Adobe Type 1 NQN0 and Nxnbus Q Scaleablo Postscript Fonts YESYES PostScript Font Outlines on all Printers NO YES Maxmum Number o1 PostScript Fonts Limited to a total o 35 Infinite Download Extra Fonts to PcstScnc* Pnnter NO. Cant download extra ‘oms YES. Automatic Landscape Sidewsrtl Prrtng on al Praters NO YES. Automate Reclaim Printing Resoiutxxi ,Qualityi o( Scaled NO YES. Same High OuaMy (Redteed and Enlarged!
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The number of plalform games on the Amiga is now reaching
epidemic proportions. All manner of subjects have been
breached - Trolls, frogs, dinosaurs.
Arabian knights-in-shining-armour. Ninjas from the Nth dimension - honestly, you'd swear that the Amiga was turning into one of those console-type things.
Fortunately, unlike people who own those console-type things, we Amiga owners also have plenty of other game styles to choose from - adventures, shoot-em-ups. Flight sims.
Role-playing games and the like. This means that when a good platformer comes out. It's just another notch in the metaphorical 'Amiga vs console' bell.
In this issue of Amiga Formal we have two such games - Superfrog from established Amiga coders Team 17, and Woody's World.
The first commercial release from Vision Software, the New Zealand software house previously responsible for the popular shareware games Microbes and Cybernelix.
The story of Woody's World follows a tiny elfin chap. Who is given a task of retrieving a crystal by the King of the land. The crystal is in another land 40(10 screens away, across 60 levels of extremely perilous landscape which are designed... hang on a minute.
I've got a problem here. Should I be sarcastic and make a comment like "Oh God. It's got one of those stories which try to make it different to other platform games, but which have no effect on the gameplay"? Or should I he less cruel, and take the view that if il didn't have a story at all it would be boring? (This is a type of quandary which us games reviewers face quite a lot. You know - 1 mean, it's not all play. Play, play.)
At the end of the world Anyway, suffice to say that the reason little Woody has to get this crystal is that otherw ise his world as he knows it will end. And that means he won't be able to compete in the Elfin Olympics. Erm. Yes. Well... TIME 3:54 JUNE 1993 Woody's t World Woody's World is fun. It's not as fast as.
Say. Zool. But the scrolling is ultra-smooth and the animation is neat. It's all very colourful, and while many of the 60 different levels contain the stuff expected of platform games - such as moving girders and swinging chains - it's obvious that a lot of thought has gone into the look and feel of the game.
Bonuses are scattered throughout, which were obviously designed with previous games somewhat in mind - including blocks that yield points and power-ups when you nut them with your head, and treasure chests which throw out a handful of golden stars when opened - you know the sort of thing.
WOODY'S WORLD is available from DMI on 0753 686000 Most of the power-ups either give you extra points or an extra life, but some will give you special powers. The star gives you the ability to shoot your enemies instead of bouncing on them. The prince's outfit enables you to jump higher, and perform a nifty low sweep with your foot to do away with nasties', while the crown gives you them all at the same time.
A right royal privilege Doorways positioned here and there either signify the end of the current level, or the entrance to a bonus room. Also, if you happen to be wearing the royal crown, you can gain entrance to one of the Throne Rooms, of which Price Busters!!
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The graphics are nice, the tunes are light and catchy and change depending where you are in there are only one or two per level. These arc basically rooms where riches abound, bul you might also accidentally leap to your death it you are not careful. There are plenty of secret rooms to be found as well, keeping in style w ith recent arcade game.
...and not forgetting. Ot court*, loti of gold there for the taking.
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With this game and the forthcoming Donk! (previously Dong!), distributors DMI are going lo make a name lor themselves in the quality platform game market, which considering their commitment lo the Amiga is not a bad thing. More power to them.
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* ****************** How well do the old classics transfer to the
A1200? See for yourself in this round-up... JUNE 1993
Sleepwalker Hit Squad ¦ 061-832 6633 ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed AF30
80% Some of you may be thinking that it's a little too late now
to buy Sleepwalker, enhanced version or not. After all.
Comic Relief '93 has long since passed. Actually, you couldn't be more wrong. OK. So the A1200 version isn't a massive improvement over the original A500 game, but then the original is one The graphics have improved for the A1200 version °* a 900 1 game, of Sleepwalker, and the sound effects are cleaner. T*1® improvements to the game are mainly cosmetic really. The most noticeable change is in the sound department because they have upped the sampling rate so that the effects are much cleaner-sounding.
Unfortunately there still isn't a background tune playing during the game, but the tunes which play while the animation sequences are running are still there. The other main difference, although less noticeable, is the addition of a few extra colours in the background graphics.
Sleepwalker is on four disks instead of three, but that doesn't cause problems. It scores less than the original - that's because more enhancements could have been made. As it is though, it's neat.
Andy Nuttall d ¦¦ Remember ZooI7 Well, if you don't you must have been buried in a very deep hole for the past few years because the Ninja from the Nth Dimension has captured the imagination of Amiga-owners across the globe. It received a massive 95 per cent in issue 39 of Amiga Format and still keeps many members of the team up until the early hours. Small wonder then that the A1200 version of this platform king was eagerly awaited. But what a cock-up.
When you start there’s no indication of the horrors to come. For the first two levels, everything seems to be okay. And hey I There's a brand new piccy during the title sequence and a neat little animation before the game begins showing Zool trying out his new boots, presumably on someone's face. Some incredible backdrops move fluidly and colourfully in harmony with the Ninja as he prances around in search of various goodies and the way out of each stage. Things look good so far because there hasn't yet been much on the screen at once. When that happens, everything slows down dramatically, and
that's not something which was a problem in the original. Zool is playable, primarily because of its speed; If that fails, the game is pulled back down to the level of other platform games that would otherwise be considered as its obvious inferior.
This A1200 enhancement is quite ambitious; there's a lot more to see in the background of each stage which makes use of the computer impressively, although so much colour and detail is sometimes in danger of cluttering the screen, making you forget what game you are playing.
Some of the sound has been revamped and in general it's a slicker, more attractive package. But Zool's own speed is everything in a game like this. To allow any slowing of his update speed is like tripping the guy up in his prime and it shows that designers for the A1200 should also code in moderation as well as with the intention of stretching their machine. If you’ve never come across Zool before, don't be put off - you'll definitely enjoy it. If you have, then this version is still recommended, but only for those who aren't devout fans of the original and who can tolerate a little
sacrilege.
Raul Tyrrell © (31 »¦ The regular version of this was a disappointing ¦K W ,-v~U retr®at into the ancient wfll W domain of games such as ____flHS Po e Position. Needless to say, it didn't drive like the real thing. The A1200 version, on the other hand, has a significantly improved frame-rate and a slight graphics enhancement to its credit. Driving in the game is now smoother and faster and there’s even a new sequence to amuse you when you're waiting for repair in the pit-lane. What hasn't changed is its terrible playability. The lack of a decent mouse steering system means you're stuck
with the digital input of a regular joystick. That's unless you've got an analogue model, but buying one for the sake of Mansell's World Championship would be ridiculous.
To top it all, Mansell's digitised grin has been slightly enhanced. This gives him the chance to put you off your driving even more by interjecting during practice with pearls of wisdom such as: "Avoid objects" and, "Try keeping on the road." Thanks for those, Nige.
Paul Tyrrell © A1200 Nigel Mansell's World Championship Gremlin ¦ 0742 753423 ¦ £25.99 ¦ Reviewed 4£42 55% Tvolls Flair ¦ 0661 860260 ¦ £25.99 ¦ Reviewed AF44 80% Whether or not you can stand those little plastic things with rainbow- coloured hair that kids walk around stroking. Trolls, the game, is a good, solid platform feast. The A1200 version promised to be something very tasty and thankfully, Flair have really gone to town when it comes to additional artwork. The first indication that the A1200 really is being used is an enhanced title screen; a wonderfully coloured rendition of
Trollworld using a variety of psychedelic hues. And then comes the game itself, which has been given a marvellous new lease of life.
The backdrops to each world are now far more complex and richly decorated than in the original game. From a horizon of rolling hills and trees in one world, to the newsprint and notepaper of a busy. Troll newspaper office, the scenery of every stage is exquisite.
Great attention has been paid to each image, both in terms of keeping with the theme of a level and in eye-catching detail. It really stretches the graphical capabilities of the A1200 further than other games and maintains a great level of playability at the same time. In fact, my only real criticism of the enhancements that have been made is that things sometimes get overwhelming. Quite often there's just so much to look at that your eye is drawn from the Troll itself, which often leads to the accidental loss of a life.
Flair have done a great job in bringing a good game into the A1200 scene so impressively. OK, things don't run quite as smoothly as classics such as Robotod or Zool and the Yo-yo is still incredibly annoying, but this revamped version of Trolls is chock-full of fun, challenge, , variety and colour. And these, as we all know, are the hallmarks of a big-league contender. IfliB Paul Tyrrell ies round-up H JUNE 1993 We want more!... Since this is an AGA-dedicated feature, the chances are that you're an A1200 or A4000 owner. The chances are also that you're annoyed at the apparent lack of AGA games
available at the moment. Sure, loads of softies have been promising games for months now; Commodore stated at the release of the A1200 that there would be 20 AGA-only games available before Christmas last year! In fact the total number at the moment is... (roll of drums...) four.
Companies really know how many A1200s have been sold, so they don't know if it’s worth producing them. The only way that will change is if you start putting the pressure on.
"Look, all I want is some decent games to run. OK?"
Cheer your A1200 up and get writing to those softies.
Yep. A whole quartet of them so far, which, as far as we're concerned, just isn't good enough.
Don't get us wrong, we know of a lot of AGA-dedicated games which are in the pipeline from several companies, which are due for release in the coming months. But even so, there's still not enough. Is there anything you can do to help the situation?
Er, yes. There is actually. You can write to all the major software houses, tell them that you've bought an A1200 or A4000, and tell them that you want some dedicated games to run on it. The basic problem is that none of these If you want to write the softies in Virgin Games, MicroProse.
Mindscape, the strongest terms, here are some 338A Ladbroke Grove, Unit 1, Hampton Road Industrial Priority House, Charles Avenue, addresses to get you started... London W10 5AH.
Estate. Tetbury, Maltings Park. Burgess Hill, West Gloucester Sussex RH15 9PQ.
Psygnosis.
Renegade.
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South Harrington Building, C1L Metropolitan Wharf. Wapping Gremlin Graphics. Carver House.
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Millennium.
Carver Street Quern House, Sheffield S1 4FS.
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Ocean, Mill Court Units 2-3, Holford Way, 6 Central Street Great Shelford.
Electronic Arts, 90 Heron Drive, Holford, Birmingham, B6 7AX.
Manchester M2 5NS.
Cambridge CB2 5LD.
Langley. Berks SL3 8XP.
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swim, but that moving the joystick about frantically during the game won't pluck Mr Beaver out of danger, but will leave him swivelling on the spot or whistling to himself. Beavers is weird.
There's no doubt about that once you've witnessed the introduction - a macabre display of violence in the form of an irate bunny, upstaged in the cuteness slakes by our trec- fclling friends, who kidnap Mrs Beaver with the help of a rodent-sized Stcn gun. The intro ends on the point of being absolutely horrific and then the game itself loads, which comes as something of a relief. Mrs Beaver isn't dead, but has been abducted and now languishes somewhere under Mr Bunny's evil control, presumably in a warren behind a frightening array of traps, evil henchmarsupials and piles of droppings.
Beavers On the level Don't let the game's cutish exterior fool you into thinking it's easy, though. A fiendish first level requires you to run at speed across a marshland area, avoiding bears, the odd albatross and. Er...water. While the main character doesn't move particularly fast, you've got to be fairly adept on this stage to avoid slowing down and being consumed by the edge of the screen as it leaves you behind.
Contact: GRANDSLAM 081-680 7044 This game would be ideal for children (those 'violence in the hutch' scenes asidel if it wasn't so difficult to play. Spinning around with a downward pull on the joystick enables you to dispose of some of Mr Beaver's adversaries. While pushing up on the slick starts your character whistling innocently, apparently so that he can sidle through doorways without arousing suspicion. But for all the little guy's athletics, the game is hard, and no mistake. If only he could spit w oodchips.
Wouldn't you just love to get your beavery paws on that lovely star? They're worth extra lives if you get hold of enough of them.
The sound of Beavers ranges from a series of good cartoony effects to a honky-tonk theme on each level that gets a little repetitive but. Nevertheless, does seem quite beaverish.
The cartoon scenery is well-drawn and creates a variety of obstacles which must be negotiated by acrobatics or some other, slightly bizarre, activities. An important part of each level is the collection of stars which give you loads of points and aw ard you extra lives at the end of each level. A lovely little touch is the way that they wiggle temptingly as you draw closer and glance in your direction as if to invite you to collect them.
Worlds apart JUNE 1993 On every level, the enemy suit their surroundings. Frankenstein monsters and blobs of slime roam the second level that's a kind of graveyard setting, while gun-toting dogs and gruesome, living boulders patrol the third level
- a network of electricity pylons in the canyons of some mountain
range.
Beavers isn’t a marvellous game, but it is competently written and introduces another likeable character. But looking at legends such as Sonic (who. To be fair, is hardly very much further along the evolutionary scale), il feels as though Grandslam could have made so much more of their new invention.
Paul Tyrrell 'Zi Beavers Grandslam ¦ £25.99
• From cuteness to terrifying carnivorous instincts in seconds.
• Attractive and playable.
• Some great spot effects maintain the cute arcadey image.
• Nice touches improve an otherwise unoriginal game.
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Zeppelin- 091-385 7744 Strike Fleet HU Squad ¦ £12.99
Reviewed ABO 80% 91 JUNE 1993 Populous & Populous - Promised
Lands Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 Reviewed ABO 89% Everybody with an
Amiga must have a copy of Populous by now - surely.
It's available on loads of compilations, as well as being out at £7.99 so it's possible to get hold of a copy just about anywhere.
But this version includes the Promised Lands, an extension which gives you five extra worlds to play your way through, including the Wild West World and the Silly World.
Populous is as good as it ever was, and this extension means that you get even more fun out of it. The basic formula behind it is so successful that Populous has been challenged by many newer god-games, and some, like Mega-lo-Mania, are even better. But Populous has still got a quality and a charm all of its own. It's a classic in fact. If you don't own it you should, and if you do own it then you have a responsibility to the uninitiated to ensure that they put it on their Christmas list.
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Air-to-surface, torpedoes, surface-to-surface, they're all here. Apparently this is what modern sea warfare is all about; you target your foes with loads of projectiles, they do the same with you and everybody blasts at each other, taking care to try and hit the incoming missiles, shooting them down while targeting yet more on the baddies. This sounds complicated enough with just one ship, but in Strike Fleet you can have up to a dozen.
And then there are helicopters and submarines too. It's a mind- expander and no mistake. The graphics are functional, but the waterborne atmosphere is tense. There are 13 scenarios, from the Falklands to the Gulf, taking in a bit of World War III too. If you're interested by big ships bristling with lethal technology and powerful guns, then get this.
Don't want to dig too deep for your summer software? Find out what's worth having, in James Leach's budget round-up... Very few games are brave enough to tackle the scenario of modern naval warfare.
Lemmings 2, for example doesn't even come close. But Strike Fleet isn’t scared. It dives straight in and starts targeting those cheeky missiles without a second thought.
For missiles are what the game is all about. Surface-to-air, Cheap 'n' Cheerful Fourth and Inches Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 Not previously reviewed The chances are that if you don't understand the title of this game, it's not really aimed at you at all. It's nothing to do with maths or measurements, in case you were wondering.
It's a classic American football job. In which you see the action from a sort of oblique It's just like watching some big men run into each angle while your tacti- other at full pelt. With no sense of being there. Cal decisions are played out in front of you by lots of small men (representing, in real life, absolutely huge men).
There are a great many plays you can call, each resulting in the crowds of people on the pitch rushing around in seemingly unfollowable directions. It will soon become apparent that what you've done has either been successful or it has failed, and either way you've usually got another chance (unless it's the fabled fourth down and you've cocked it up.)
The game just doesn't have the sense of excitement you need to keep playing. It's a bit simplistic, it lacks a real sense of challenge, and it's not very fast. John Madden's American Football beats it hands down. Even though that's a full- price game, it's still better value for money than this budget-priced emulation.
The Simpsons - Bart vs. The Space Mutants Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 Reviewed AF26 82% Didn't Bart Simpson used to be a cult figure way back in the early Nineties? And where is he now? Exactly. 8ut at least his legacy remains, and part of that is this game.
It's a platformer in which you must control Bart as he horizontally scrolls his way through Springfield spraying things purple, jumping on aliens' heads and collecting coins. Weird? Of course it's weird. This is the Simpsons we're talking about.
But it's also a fun game. It's very tricky and you're never quite sure what you're going to come up against next. Some of the puzzles are really fiendish and you’ll be frustrated at many of the little jumping and moving creatures you have to negotiate.
Nice graphics, which have hardly dated (and are thus still single - sorry, couldn't resist that one) and a boppy soundtrack mean that this is still a good choice if you're looking for something to get your teeth into.
The Plague Global ¦ £7.99 Reviewed AF13 61 % Strange things have been happening on your home planet. But we've all got to put up with them, so let's get on with this review. The Plague is another horizontal scroller in which a genetic experiment has gone wrong.
This means that you, as a sort of Barbarian warrior type, must wander around a load of levels, killing a load of weird creatures which drop on to the ground near you.
It's not particularly inspiring and the chief sprite looks immensely comical when you make him run. The main problem is the slowness. It seems as if the game is taking place underwater, which (presumably) isn't the intention. Nothing really redeems The Plague, and there are much better games around.
Final Countdown Global ¦ £7.99 Not previously reviewed You’re trapped in a meteorite heading for Earth. Only this is a special hollowed out meteorite with loads of computers in it. You're a girl and the idea is to rush around and try and divert the whole thing before it crashes, killing everything ever.
The graphics are a bit small and fiddly, but there's a nice puzzly element and you can do a fair bit of exploring. If you're expecting a stormer, you'll be a little disappointed. Final Countdown is a sort of against-the- clock job which gets frantic but sadly lacks the vital addictive element which would make it impossible to leave alone.
Still, it's competent so if you like having your brain twisted and stretched, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied here.
Sword of Sodan Global ¦ £7.99 Not previously reviewed JUNE 1993 Pictionary £7.99 ¦ Hit Squad Not previously reviewed War has come to the land of Sodan. Not to be confused with the Sudan, which actually exists. Sodan is a magical place where the inhabitants rip each other to pieces regularly.
So. Let's put you in the picture. You are an avenger. Your job is to, well, avenge, really. Much wrong has been done and much blood spilt.
Much pain has been caused and there has been much shedding of tears and tearing of sheds.
Into this mayhem walks you, a character with a large sword. Sorry, that should be a large character with a massive sword. You must chop, hack and slay people, while jumping over things and avoiding spikes and stuff. It's all a bit of a mess, really - it looks nice but plays poorly.
Pity, but the graphics have overtaken I 111 the gameplay, and the speed has suffered.
It's a sort of guessing game thing, this. The idea is that you try to tell people what a word is by drawing a picture which phonetically displays it.
Sounds complicated? On paper it isn't but on computer it's going to cause you a fair bit of trouble.
As the clock ticks away, you realise that in order to get anywhere, you must be au fait with what is in effect a miniature art package, and you must be able to produce recognisable pieces of art as well. This can be difficult enough with a pen and paper when you're running out of time, but immensely fiddlesome with the computer.
This is another example of a game being more suited to its original format than to a computer version. The only good point is the price, which is cheaper than the traditional board-game. But to be honest you don't really need this.
Battle Squadron Global ¦ £7.99 Reviewed AF? 82% A sort of 5WIV-type vertical scroller, you must shoot everything that swoops into your field of view. You'd better keep your eyes peeled; there are ground targets and aerial ones, and there's plenty to collect along the way. This is so that you can make your weapons even more effective than they were in the first place.
Judging by the fairly cataclysmic destruction you're able to wreak at the beginning, you'll get the distinct impression that the gameplay is going to get silly. You'd certainly be right - there is much to destroy and so many aliens (or baddies or whatever) to waste. It's completely mindless, but isn't that always the way with violence? (Pause for anti-violence feelings to swell righteously among readers.)
If you are a fan of this kind of formula (and let's face it who isn't?), then you'll be impressed by Battle Squadron. The game is quick, smooth and feels nice (especially the box). Great graphics and lots of blasty sounds round it all off marvellously. You have to be in the right mood, but as soon as you are... Oh, and in case you're morally vexed by the whole thing, just see the baddies as aliens who, of course, deserve to die for their strangeness.
Lost Dutchman Mine Global ¦ £7.99 Not previously reviewed Prospecting in the Wild West must have been a lonely job, but the people who did it were driven by a weird sort of single-minded greed, so let's not spare them too much sympathy.
In this game you, as a typical scraggy old-timer with a white beard, must wander around the towns and desert scrub-land of the West, digging and panning away trying to find the elusive golden metal they call, er, gold.
It's a funny game, with the odd bit of shooting action and periods of long road-travelling, but persevere with the little chap and you'll find it to be quite amusing. Nice touches include a clock which ticks round the minutes and hours, and a temperature gauge which measures the extreme unplea- sance you'll find your little guy stomping through.
93 JUNE 1993 The cartoony graphics and sound aren't anything to rave about, but that's not the point. It's compelling as a strategy game, and you must be in control of all the aspects of your little guy as he trudges through the heat avoiding snakes, baddies and people determined to nick his prospective prospecting areas. As I said, it's a strange game.
Edd the Duck 2 Zeppelin ¦ £9.99 Not previously reviewed Meet Calamity Jane. Also meet Disastrous Deirdrc and Accident-Prone Angie.
Meet the, er, unique style of Edd the Duck 2. Yes. It's the Wild West and Edd is wandering around (being controlled by you) as he searches for, well, let's be honest he's searching for invulnerability shields, extra custard pies to throw at baddies and bonus lives.
This is a platformer in which you must explore, killing (well, splatting) everybody you meet. The graphics show clearly that budget games can look as good if not better than full-pricers; this is really impressive-looking stuff from Zeppelin.
Of course, everything is themed around the idealised Wild West setting, so don't expect Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, but rather The Lone Ranger and other historically-blurred views.
It's fun, it's pretty challenging, especially if you close one eye as you play, and you'll enjoy it a great deal. And, for once, it'll appeal to serious gamesplayers rather than just children who are fans of the fandabidozi graphics (sorry).
Anyway, Edd the Duck 2 is strongly recommended. The BBC’s Edd puppet however, can go and boil his head.
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busters Body Blows Team 17 ¦ 0924 291867 Reviewed AF46, 87% On
the menu screen hold the joystick in port 0 to the left and the
joystick in port 1 to the right for five seconds. A cheat menu
will appear, enabling you to set player 1 or 2 to be the evil
Max. to toggle the CPU as player
2. Or to alter your The cheat mode screen from Body Blows credits
and energy, may be accessed using two joysticks. Duncan Pearl
Morecambe The Chaos Engine Renegade ¦ 071-481 9214 Reviewed
-4F45, FG90% Aha, top of the charts, eh? Well, have we got
some tips for the Bitmap's latest? Er, yes, actually. Maps and
tips for worlds one and two can be found on Page 102. But if
you can't wait until then try this tip from Matthew Lewis and
David Burton of Derby, and G Norman of Huntingdon... On world
1 level 4, collect the Party Power icon, then immediately run
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LEMMINGS 2 Psygnosis ¦ 051-709 5755 Reviewed AF46, FG94% On the menu screen, press the left- hand mouse button in each of the four comers of the screen, starting top- left and working clockwise. If you do it correctly, you will hear the familiar cry of 'Let's go!'. Now you will be able to select any level to play from any tribe - but you will still have to complete every level to receive the talisman!
Thanks to Kevin Grant of Forfar Angus, who wins a Psygnosis game.
Reaching the later levels of Lemmings 2 is easy with this cheat... 99 Lionheart Thalion ¦ 021-442 2050 Reviewed -4F45, 87% JUNE 1993 ZOOL Gremlin ¦ 0742 753423 Reviewed 409, 95% kpc oibo:iiukUHPttni . otOBMtr There are a several secret levels hidden throughout this game, and Erik Simon of Thalion kindly shared two of them with us... On the first stage you will find a part with a few leaves lying around. On one of the leaves there are two crystals, with two leaves. Jump on one of the leaves, then jump into the air.
If you now wait around 10 seconds, a box will fall down - jump on this, and you can now reach the first secret room, containing around SO crystals.
At the beginning of the fifth level, go left and jump off the edge of the platform. A leaf will appear under your feet.
Jump left again, and you will reach another secret room containing the first extra sword - which you can use to slay those nasty beasties much more easily... B-17 Flying Fortress MicroProse ¦ 0666 504326 Reviewed 4F46, FG91 % Having trouble flying the old Fortress? These few tips direct from the programmers should help you on your way... Take some time to observe how the gunners aim for the fast-moving fighters. When making navigation checks, use a combination of the navigator's instrument and external views to orientate the map. Regularly check that the crew is OK, and that the guns aren't
jammed - it's easy to miss the messages in the heat of combat! Let the computer-controlled gunners track the targets, then take over for the kill.
Lb’*' ¦ On level 2.1 (Music World), directly above the first restart point is an invisible entrance to the first shoot-em-up bonus level. Also, if you play the theme tune to Close Encounters (grey, white, black, red and green notes in order) on the first piano you come across, you will enter the second shoot-em-up level.
¦ On level 2.2 (Music World), play the brown, yellow, red. Orange and green notes in that order to create a large note above the piano. Jump on to the note to enter a hidden room which contains bonuses and a new set of notes.
Play brown, orange, green and dark blue to gain an extra life.
When you reach the next piano, play red. Yellow, light blue and dark blue to create another note, which you should jump on to to reach the exit.
¦ On level 4.1 (Tool World), run to the right until you reach the first wooden platform, then climb to the top. Run to the left edge of the wood, and jump to enter the third shoot-em-up level.
¦ On level 5.1 (Toy World), go right from the start until you come to the giant bonus panda. Jump on the blue column on the left and you should enter the final shoot-em-up level.
Alexander Zoutsos Guildford The first shoot-em-up level looks like this, with Zool fighting from a small bubble... NICK FALDO'S GOLF Grandslam ¦ 081-680 7044 Reviewed -4F43, 90% If you want to get seriously good at this game, you will need an autofire joystick and an autosensing mouse joystick switcher such as the RoboShift (from Meedmore 051-521 2202). Load up. Set up your shot as normal, then press the mouse button to start your swing.
When the bar reaches the ’double- click' zone to determine the hook or slice of your shot press the joystick button.
This will quickly set up a double-click, so no matter how small the area is it will work every time!
Norman Mowatt Isle of Lewis Lemmings Have you rushed out and bought Lemms 2 yet? Well if you have then 1 PsygnosisB 051-709 5755 you'll be glad of these tips straight from the programmers... Reviewed afa6. Fg 94% HIGHLAND LEVEL 2: WEE BE ASTI ES Here you need to get one lemming over to the right, then make a route for the other lemmings.
Handy tip: running jumpers jump high (and further) than walking jumpers. Also jumpers bounce off walls and turn around so this could be used to your advantage.
EGYPTIAN LEVEL 2: GLUED TO THE GOAL This level needs to be done in parts, so make sure that all your lemmings are safe at all times. Be aware that glue pourers get maximum length out of their glue if you let them pour it off a tiny overhang such as a rectangular block.
Runners could be used here to quickly get to a point where something needs to be done, such as platforming over a gap, before other lemmings reach that point. This applies where you can't (or choose not to) use attractors.
CLASSIC LEVEL 3: LEMTRIS Here it is quite easy to get a few lemmings to the exit but the skill lies in getting all of the lemmings out. There are many ways to do this: you may wish to send over some climbers to do most of the work, then let the other lemmings through later - but watch your time! Bashers are probably the most useful skill on this level, so choose the best places to use them, and don't waste them.
For a real challenge try to do this level without using any builders. Remember: climbers will drop and then turn around when they hit an overhang... SHADOW LEVEL 2: NIT RAMI THE HUGE Remember that because twisters can be steered left and right with the fan. They can take away areas that just one digger or basher would not manage.
Sm m a m m m m m ¦...... ii ii ¦¦ SPACE LEVEL 2: PERPETUAL MOTION One way to complete this level is somehow to remove the removable ground from under a right- facing lemming (or from above a magno-booster).
Do this by accurately timing an exploder, or by keeping two lemmings close together.
JUNE 1993 Note: magno-boosters are handy on this level.
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SP Dm Ril IV pen Chaos We've had lots of requests for help on The Chaos Engine - so imagine how pleased we were when the Bitmaps sent us these maps... Renegade 1071-481 9214 Reviewed AF45, FG90% WORLD 1 LEVEL 2 - MUD RIVERS 1 Shool the node lo reveal the set of Silver Keys al I. Collect them to create a bridge across the mud.
JUNE 1993 ¦ Collect the Gold Keys at I lo make two bridges appear, enabling access lo the small island with Gold Keys 2 on it. Note that the monster patrolling these keys can be shot from the safety of the main island. If you collect this set of keys. Gold Keys 3 will appear.
These in turn will create a bridge immediately to the east of them, enabling you to enter the hidden area.
¦ Pick up Silver Keys 2 to reveal the bridge to the west and enable access to the rest of the level.
¦ You now have two choices. If you venture down the narrow bridge and collect Gold Keys 4. You must then retrace your steps and head northwards. If this is too hazardous, you can ignore Gold Keys 4 and continue around them to the south and east. By the time you have shot the node, the keys will have disappeared and so you w ill have to lake the bottom route lo the final island.
¦ The only way to the exit the level is to shoot the last node which is down a pit towards the end. This node may be activated by throwing an appropriate special weapon (such as the Bomb) into the pit or collecting Gold Keys 5. Which will complete the set of steps and thus allow the node to be shot.
WORLD 1 LEVEL 3 - RINGS ¦ Mere, again, you have a choice of routes. You max cither continue due east in relative safety past the trees, or head south to follow a parallel route past the rock face. This route leads you past Gold Keys I. which create a set of steps at point 3. Enabling access to the top of the western side of the central ring.
¦ As you approach the stick of dynamite at point 2 you will be surrounded by a mass of beetles. Collect the dynamite lo kill them all off and to reveal a circle of gold rings.
¦ Gold Keys 3, on the west side of the central ring, open a set of steps which lead up to the eastern half.
¦ One of the rock pillars has a face on it. Shooting this will enable you to collect Silver Keys I. which open the central ring. Once through the ring. Gold Keys 4 w ill shut down the Li ardmen generator.
¦ To get out of the next section you must collect Silver Keys 3. These open the room which once contained Silver Keys 2. But by the time you get there, they will have disappeared. There is no way to get this set of keys. If you shoot the node in this room. Silver Keys 4 will appear in the ring of stones outside the door. They will both open the way forward, and reveal Gold Keys 5.
¦ Gold Keys 5 open access to the secret area immediately to their west. Go all the way to the bottom of this area and collect Gold Keys 6.
To leave the next section you must obtain Silver Keys 5. Collect the gold ring which is to their nonh and west, causing them to disappear from the top of the wall and reappear within reach.
• To reach exit A. you must first activate the node at point 6 -
this will reveal a coin. Collect this coin and another will
appear. After following this chain of coins, you w ill discover
that the way to Silver Keys 6 is open. These create a set of
steps up to the ledge and the exits.
¦ There are two exits from this level (A&B). Leading to two different start points in the next level.
WORLD 1 LEVEL 4 - THE ROCKIES ¦ Collect Silver Keys 2 lo remove the rock pillar w hich blocks access to the main section at point I. ¦ Collect Silver Keys 3 which reveal Silver Keys 4.
These create the stairs at point 3 which enable access up to the central column. If you stand on the very top of this column you can shoot the node on the rock pillar to the east and this causes Silver Keys 5 to appear.
These keys create at set of steps at point 4.
¦ As you continue along the rock ledge a number of beetles will attack you. Collect the Bomb to shut down their generators.
¦ When you pick up Silver Keys 6 another set of keys will appear just to the north. As you collect these, another set will appear, and so on. Until you are led to the final set. Silver Keys 7. Which create another set of keys up the steps immediately lo their north.
¦ The node at the bottom of the pit can be activated by firing an appropriate special weapon deep into the pit. If. However, you do not have such a weapon, you can collect the node activation token al point 5. This w ill attack the node but will also create a large number of Thumpers. Having activated this final node, you may now progress around the comer to the cast towards the exit.
Engine ¦ Jusi before ihe final section, ihe way is blocked by two large rocks. You may shoot and destroy either of them but not both (unless you arc very quick). Gold Keys 4 are under the rock to the east which reveals a set of steps dow n to the secret room to the south.
WORLD 2 LEVEL 1 - Entry Codes: 1 Player Mode P P2Q3YCHL35 Brigand Navvic XIMYGLS2ZLH8 Mercenary Preacher 2 Player Mode VH2S5G C4VY3 Thug Gentleman ¦ There are a large number of hidden bonuses within the maze.
Collect Gold Keys I to create a set of steps at point I. giving you access to Gold Keys 2 which will reveal lots of silver coins.
¦ If you walk down the corridor at point 2. A weapon power-up will be revealed.
¦ There arc three metal pillars at point 5. Only one can be shot, so you can get cither a First Aid Kit. A weapon Power-Up or an Extra Life looking left to right. It is possible to get more than one by hitting the pillars at exactly the same moment. In fact, it is possible to get all three with the correct weaponry.
¦ There are two sets of gold keys at point 6. The set on the left reveals a lot of treasure and food, whereas the set on the right produces a lot of nasty monsters.
You can only get one set. So get it right first time.
If you enter the room to the west of the maze by any of Ihe three entrances, you will be sealed in. At this point ihe pillar in the centre of the room will start to change. If you shoot it whilst it is completely smooth it will blow up to reveal Silver Keys I. These keys w ill release you from the room.
Continued overleaf OH NO!
IT'S THE PATHETIC TIPS!
Hmmm. Some distinctly strange tips for you here, readers. Some might say that the odd one might just might apply to cracked versions of the games in question. But I'm not that cynical, of course. Anyway, let's scrape the bottom of this month's tip bag... Let's kick off with a distinctly awful tip for Project-X from Oli and Jeremy Paul of Cheadle.
They write: "During play hold down fire and press the ESCAPE key to advance a level. This cheat can be used as many times as you need, on any level, and with any ship."
No it can't I'm afraid. Team 17 didn't actually put any cheats into the game due to time and disk space constraints, so thumbs down for that one, I'm afraid.
Derek Bretheton of Darwen and Garry Davis (ooh, Garry Davis, etc) of London have uncovered some very queer goings-on in the game Body Blows. They reckon that if you press the space-bar on the menu screen you will gain access to the cheat mode. Sorry chaps, but it doesn’t work. Never did. Never will. See the first GameBusters page for the real cheat.
JUNE 1993 Winner of the Contrived Pathetic Tip Of The Month award for this month is David Amholm of Stubbekobing in Denmark. He writes: "Here's a tip for Wamygog. Type ABCDE- FGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (without spaces) on the title screen, and the monkey will transform into an apple and grant you eternal lives. By pressing T you will get 10 Rompder." Just a few questions. David: What monkey? What apple?
What are 'Rompder'? And lastly, what on earth is Wamygog?
We're not going to print any more cheats of this type, readers, so don’t bother sending them in. We're going to send Mr Arnholm an AF enamel pin badge, however, simply for his barefaced cheek! Another crop next month, (hopefully)... ¦ The maze has three exits: Silver Keys 2 will open access to the centre of the maze. This will enable you to shoot the node at the centre and exit over the walls up the middle.
Silver Keys 3 open the western exit of the maze al ground level.
Silver Keys 4 open the eastern exit of the maze al ground level.
If you have gone out of the maze, by the central route over the walls, you can collect Silver Keys 5 w hich allow you to exit that area.
¦ All three routes converge at point 7. If you then move lo the east, when you reach the exit you w ill be able to explore the area lo the west along the narrow wall lops. This will give you some Special Powers and a Power-Up. If. However, you move to the west you will get the food which lies on the eastern walls near to the exit.
JUNE 1993 WORLD 2 LEVEL 2 - ¦ Silver Keys I open the door to the east. Silver Keys 2 open the door to the west. It is not possible to get both sets of keys.
¦ The western route takes you into a sealed room where you must shoot the metal pillar at point I. This opens a gap in the wall in the western side of the room.
However, if the pillar is shot again, it will change to another shape and open the door to the room lo the south, which contains Silver Keys 4.
These keys open access to the central rings of the level and allow you to switch to the eastern route. If you continue along Ihe western route, you must then collect Silver Keys 5. These keys release the Beast which is guarding Silver Keys 6. When you finally kill this Beast and pick up Silver Keys 6 you will be allowed to exit this area and activate the node at the end of this route.
If this is ihe first node you have activated on this level, a crater will appear behind you and you will have no choice but to step into its middle and be tele- ported. If ihis is the second node you have activated, dtxtr A w ill open.
¦ If you activated the node in the centre of the Maze in the previous level, the teleporting crater w ill send you back to the original start point of this level: if you did not. However, you w ill be sent to the beginning of the eastern route.
The eastern route from the start begins in the large room filled with Dust Devils. If you collect Silver Keys 3 you w ill have access to the central rings of the level and may thus switch to the western route.
If you continue along eastern route you w ill eventually arrive at point 2. Where you will be sealed into the room until you have killed all the Guards who are attacking you. You are then allowed out to the end of the route and may activate the node. Similarly, if this is the first node you have activated, a crater will appear, if however it is the second node you will be allowed out of door B. If you are forced to go into the crater, you will either he sent back the original start point or to the beginning of the western route depending on whether you activated the node in the centre of the
Maze.
If you are sent back the original start point of the level by cither of the teleporting craters. Silver Keys 7 will have appeared and these will reveal Ihe set of steps up on to the central walls of the level. You can then activate the final node and leave the level by going out of exit C. WORLD 2 LEVEL 3 - ¦ If you begin al start B. you must collect the gold rings, shoot the Firemen and activate the nodes to form a complete circle of marks around point I. When you have complete the circle, a crater will appear at point I which will teleport you to start A. ¦ If you begin at start C you must
shoot all the nodes along the corridor to open the pipe grating at point 2. If you enter the pipe you will then be tele- ported to start A. ¦ From start A you must collect Silver Keys I which complete the parallel set of steps and allow you to continue into the level.
When you leave the area of the steam jets, note that the pipe carrying the steam blows up and all the steam jets stop. This gives a vital clue as to how you can leave the next area. The steam jet at point 3 must be extinguished before you can progress. Shoot the Iced pipe directly to the north to turn it off.
¦ To reveal Silver Keys 2. You must activate the node which is round the comer to the west. This will generate a number of monsters, including a sewer monster. You must catch up with him and kill him to reveal the keys.
WORLD 2 LEVEL 4 - QUARTERS ¦ As the name of this level suggests, level 4 is divided into quarters. Each quarter has both an entrance-way and an cxil-way.
¦ If you begin this level at Start C you may explore the w hole level.
¦ Silver Keys I open the north-western quarter so that you are able to activate the node and continue on your way.
¦ Gold Keys I destroy the Steam Jet so that you may pass safely through the entrance to Ihe north-western quarter.
CHARLIE CHIMP Available on Amiga Format Coverdisk 46 You know things are getting strange when someone sends in a cheat for a game which you have just featured on a Coverdisk, and which you didn't even know about! Exactly that has happened with Charlie Chimp, featured on last month's issue.
Basically, all you need to do is hold down the right-hand mouse button while you're loading the game, and a message will appear saying 'Cheat mode active.'
Thanks to C Baker from Southampton for that one - a badge is on its way to you.
Helping Hand Aha, I believe you're having problems with your Amiga game. Well, you've turned to the right page, because this is where Andy Nuttall attempts to solve all the world's ills (or at least the ones involving sprites, adventures and RPGs). Read on... 15099 JUNE 1993 Yep. There sure is! Htilil down the left mouse button.
Delete and Help while wailing for a level to load, then the screen will flash and any key will skip levels.
Also, pause the game and type IREM for infinite lives, and N to skip levels.
MUTANT WALES I have been Ihe proud owner of Scary Mutant Space Aliens From Mars for iwo years, bui I am now quite frustrated having reached Ihe Spaceship Bridge, and I CAPTURED AGAIN A couple of years ago you printed a cheat for Captive. I have recently started playing it again, but with the cheat was a clipboard that you couldn't find because it was hidden behind the obstacle it was meant to remove. Please could you print the clipboard again, as I am stuck on that level (Galaxy 2. Base 3).
S A Tatum Gosport It's not a cheat really, because without the clipboard you can't complete the game! Anyway, here it is in all it's glory... Use this clipboard to get through that nasty bit of Captive.
You need to stand to the right of the Ankh symbol, select the Eye, and then press fire. Edge forward until you make contact with Anubis Remember to recharge yourself using the Ankh.
Now you must rearrange the jars into the correct order to get to Tut's tomb. Keep an eye on the fame, and you will see some jars appearing. Arrange the jars in the order they appear.
STUCK ROCK I'm a 60-year-old madwoman hooked on Secret of Monkey Island, and I'm stuck. I've read the solution in AF42. And I've gone to the footholds across the river, pushed the rock over the edge, then pulled the primitive artifact twice. Then I click on Push, but no rock is highlighted! I then go up to Ihe nexl level and shove the small rock off the edge, but il doesn't knock any bananas off. Aaaagh!
Audrey Burnham Helston Well, it's kind of tricky, but here's what you do in detail: Talk to Herman, pick up the banana, then walk don't know what to do next. I've tried everything, but I can't get the spaceship to take off - even though I've accessed the computer using the code X36MZZ4E. Is the engine broken? Help!
Gordon Hayes Pontydun Unfortunately. I can't help - but somebody might.
Write in if you know the answer to Mr Hayes' problem.
MYTH OR MAGIC?
Help! We arc having trouble with Myth by System 3.
We can get to the Chambers of Anubis. And find Anubis with Alum's eye. But we can't get past him.
D Brake and L McKenna Scotland to the jungle. Click on the small grev dot and you'll find a monkey Give him the bananas. Walk to the jungle. And then to the top of the screen. Go lo the fork in the river, gel Ihe rock and read the note.
Look at the rock, climb the handholds, then pull the artifact twice. Climb the second set of handholds, talk to Herman, and tell him that it's a nice view Push the rock, and it will fall and hit the banana tree. If it doesn't, pick up another rock from the pile, adjust the device, then try again. OK. Go for it!
SKIR TO MY LEANDER I have worked my way through Leandcr. But I still can't kill the end boss. Do you have any tips or cheats?
Adam Newsome Sheffield Here's Alex Barley to the rescue He reckons you should enter LUCY as a password lo pul real heart into the game, or enter LTUS and ESPR as passwords lo toggle invulnerability. Pause the game with FS. Then use F6 and fire simultaneously lo skip levels.
HAMMER TIME I can t get past level 25 on PP Hammer. The last key I need seems impossible to get - I hope you can help!
S DeRose Charlton I can't help you gel the key. But you can quickly whisk yourself to level 26 by entering your name as HAMMER and then using the code SDAGERIR. Good luck!
¦ iV~ jf 'J This is actually a different part of Monkey Island than the one In question, but you get the general Idea... TAKE A TIP!
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Save Save Bank fls Clr Ins Del Bank Sanple Sanpie This is the sample bank maker from Easy AMOS. To be honest. I prefer this version to the one on the full AMOS disk. That's because this one is easier to use. However, you can swap different sample banks between the two programs - they are compatible with each other.
WELCOME BACK. LAST month wc showed you how to put together everything you learned about AMOS into a workable game idea. The plan was very simple - to make a game where you can control a sprite which shoots at other sprites, and both your sprite and the aliens can explode. This month you will be adding some enhancements to the basic design, like music, more sound effects, a high-score table and rainbow-coloured copper bar routines.
Getting the most from your AMOS COVERDISK In this continuing series on AMOS here's the second instalment to last month's BugHunt shoot-em-up - BugHunt 2: The Return of the Bughunter.
Once you have a basic game design down on paper and a working version on your Amiga, the next step is to jazz it up to make it more enjoyable to play.
Adding music is an obvious one. Since this sets the scene and gives the player an idea of what to expect from the game. Having only a few sound effects means that the player hears the same effects over and over again very quickly, so the ear soon gels bored.
Interesting effects pep the game up and keep the player on his toes. If he hears a voice say 'GET READY' at the start he will he galvanised into action.
If the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the player might well drop off to sleep.
Similarly if all the graphics are 16-colour, the eye might take it to mean that the graphics aren't going to be that splendid. Whereas if you throw in the odd rainbow or two. This gives the eye plenty to feast on when something boring is happening.
But you have to strike a balance. Even if you're compiling your AMOS program, you will still have to make concessions to speed and timing. Testing a game for timing is all important, and if your game runs slowly this will detract from the enjoyment you or others will get from playing it. Although it's possible to write slick and professional-looking games with AMOS, it's not a miracle cure for bad programming, and you will have to make the effort to test and re-test your program until you finally get it right.
For example, although rainbows are very hot to look al. They are very memory and processor hungry.
Trying to animate a number of aliens over a rainbow background will slow them down. There is nothing you can do about Ihis because it’s a fact of computer life.
Do something complex and everything slows down.
It's the same with music. Music tracks slow dow n the action, so restrict them to title sequences or segues (small graphics shots between game elements).
Fixing the hunt Right, back to BunHunt. Most of the alterations to the original code wc showed you last month will he cosmetic tweaks lo the way the game looks and sounds.
To feel the benefit of these changes you will have lo load some files from the Coverdisk. Some files are also needed from last month's Coverdisk.
1) In order lo load these various files - you will need to swap
between the different Coverdisks - go lo Direct mode (press
the Esc key) and type: DirS "Coverdisk46:Amos_Material" Load
IFF -TITLE.IFF",0 Spack 0 To 6 Load -Sprites.abk",1
DirS="Coverdisk47:Amos_Material" Load "samples.abk”,5 Track
Load -dfO:Amos_Material mod.jackinapop93",3
2) You will notice that the music file is a tracker module
created using ProTracker. Which is one of the better tracker
programs. Some other trackers are good for making music with
AMOS, but ProTracker has proved to be the favourite of AMOS
organisations like The AMOS Club, simply because it causes
fewer problems w ith timing and other tracker-type
serew-ups.
JUNE 1993 Incidentally, if you run an older version of AMOS on an A1200 you will find that the timing of tracker modules suffers a lot. This is not a bug in AMOS, but a problem with how tracker modules are made. On a normal 68000-based Amiga the timing will be fine, but on an A1200 - because it is run on a 68020 - the timing will be off.
Any way, the tracker module is played in our program using the follow ing code: Track Loop On Track Play 3 The music is quite a shortish loop, but it has enough variety to keep the listener interested for a few seconds. Music tracks are fairly big. So take up lots of room in your programs. Make them as small as you can. To produce a longish piece of music that is economical in memory. Make the number of instruments small and use them cleverly.
3) Immediately after that, we've added a command to read the
fire-button. Doing away with the messy 'Press A Key' prompt,
so when the music is playing and the title screen is on you
don't have to lake your hand off the fire-button lo press a
key. This is best for all Continued overleaf Rem »*
BugHunl2.AMOS ** Rem ** ©1993 Amiga Format ** Rem Hide : Curs
Off: Flash Off Unpack 6 To 0 Dim ALIENI5) For 1=1 To 5 : Sam
Play 15.1.20000 : Wail 5 : Next I Wail 25 Track Loop On Track
Play 3 Repeat Until Joy( 1) Track Slop Rash Off Screen Open
l.320.200.l6.Lowrcs Double Buffer Gel Sprite Palette SCORE=0
NEWGAME: HISCORE Wait 200 Rainbow Del 0: View CisO L1VES=3 :
BUGS=5 : SX=50 : SY=I00 : AX=320 : AY=30 MISSFLAG=0 :
SH1PFLAG=0: ALIENFLAG=0 Curs Ofl ClsO Locate 15.10 : Paper 0:
Prim "Score: ";SCORE Wait 100 ClsO Ink 15 JUNE 1993 ForZ=l To
50 Plot Rnd(320).Rnd(200) Next Z ForZ=l To 5 AL1EN(Z)=0 Next Z
Repeat If Jleftt 1) and SX 30 Then SX=SX-2 If JrighK I) and
SX 320 Then SX=SX+2 If Jup 1) and SY 0 Then S Y=S Y-2 If
Jdown( 1) and SY 199 Then SY=SY+2 Bob I.SX.SY.I If SHIPFLAG=1
Then Bob Off I : SX=50: SY=100 Wait Vbl For J=1 To 5 If
ALIEN(J)=1 Then Goto SKIP Bob J+2.AX.AY+SPACE.3 SKIP:
SPACE=SPACE+30 programs which use the joystick and use as few
keyboard commands as possible.
You might like to make il so lhal if Ihc player is using a mouse, Ihe mouse key is also read, bui for ihe purposes of [his demo we've not done lhal. We covered this in Al''45 so check back and use the code there if you w aul lo add this function.
The button is read using the JOY command, which is stuck in a little REPEAT UNTIL loop. When the joystick button is pressed, the program continues: Repeat Unt i1 Joy(11 Track Stop lfSPACE 120 Then SPACE=0 Next J AX=AX-2 If AX=-30 Then ALIENFLAG=0 If AX=-30 Then SH1PFLAG=0 If AX=-30Thcn AX=320 If Fire(l) and MISSFLAG=0 Then Sam Play 1 : MISSFLAG=I : Bob 2.SX.SY.2 : MX=SX : MY=SY If MISSFLAG=1 Then Add MX.5 : Bob 2.MX.MY.2 : If MX SX+100 Then Bob Off 2 : MISSFLAG=0 If Bob Col( 1.3 To 7) and SHIPFLAG=0 Then Gosub _BOOM If Bob Col(2.3 To 7) and ALIENFLAG=0 Then Gosub ABOOM Until LIVES=0 or BUGS=0
Wait 25 Sam Play 3 Wail 50 Sam Play 15.1.1500 Wait 100 For Z=l To 7 Bob Off Z Next Z Goto NEWGAME _BOOM: Boom SHIPFLAG=1 Bob I.SX.SY.4 Wait 10 LIVES=LIVES-1 Return _ABOOM: Sam Play 2 ALIENFLAG=1 Bob Off 2 D=0 For A=3 To 7 If Col(A) Then D=A Next A If D=3 Then _OFFSET=0 If D=4 Then _OFFSET=30 If D=5 Then _OFFSET=60 If D=6 Then _OFFSET=90 If D=7 Then _OFFSET=120 Bob D.AX.A Y +_OFFSET.4 ALIEN(D-2)=I Wait 10 Bob Off D BUGS=BUGS-1 SCORE=SCORE+100 41 Once ihe button has been pressed Ihe music is stopped, and ihe game starts.
On ihe next line, access a procedure lhal is called HISCORE. Which is a nice high-scorc lable (actually it's just there lo show off ihc rainbow in this example) which is lexi through which you can see a copper bar rainbow. The procedure is called simply by using Ihe name of ihe procedure, rather lhan ihe more long- winded version.
HISCORE Wait 200 Rainbow Del 0 : View Cls 0 As you typo In lines to load graphics and sound, the Coverdisks must be swapped.
That listing in full Return Procedure HISCORE ClsO: Curs Off: ClsO .Hide NAMEIS= "Amiga Format" : SCORE!=2500 SCORE2=2000 SCORE3=ISOO SCORE4=1000 SCORE5=500 Set Rainbow 0.1.280,™',’”','”' Rainbow 0.0.0.280 Colour Back 0 Restore _RAINBDATA For C=0 To 98 : Read CVA : Rain(0.C)=CVA Next C: View ClsO Pen I : Paper 0: Locate 0,0 : Centre "Today's Hi Scores" Locate0.3 : Print NAMEIS;" .":SC0RE1 Locate0.4: Print NAMEIS;" .";SCORE2 Locate0.5 : Print NAMEIS;” ."SCORE3 Locate 0.6 : Print NAMEIS:" .";SCORE4 Locate 0.7: Print
NAMEIS;" .";SCORE5 _RAINBDATA: Data SFFF Data SEEE.SDDD.SCCC.SBBB.SAAA.S999.S888.S777 Data S666.S555.S444.S333.S222,S300.$ 200,S300 DataS400.S500.S600.S700.S800,S900.SAOO.$ B(X) Data SCOO.SDOO.SEOO.SFOO.SFOO.SEOO.SDOO.SCOO Data SBOO.SAOO.S900.S800.S700.S600.S500.S400 Data S300.S200 Data S330.S440.S550.S660.S770.S880.S990.SAAO Data SBBO.SCCO.SDDO.SEEO.SFFO.SFFO.SEEO.SDDO DataSCC0.SBB0.SAA0.S990.S880.S770.S660.S550 Data S440.S330.S220.S10I.S202.S303.S404.S505 Data S6O6.S707.S8O8.S9O9.SAOA.SB0B.SC0C.SDOD Data SEOE.SFOF.SFOF.SEOE.SDOD.SCOC.SBOB.SAOA
DataS909.S808.S707.S606.S505.S404.S303.S202 End Proc
5) When ihc computer has given you enough lime lo see the scores,
it waits 200 clicks, il deletes the rainbow and clears Ihe
screen. Rainbow Del is an undocumented command, at least il
isn't in the manual anyway. The screen is cleared of anything
lefi lying around.
Remember, you ean'l have loo many CLS in a program, especially if you're priming stuff lo ihe screen a lot. Sometimes a command will prim something to ihe screen, but forgetting lhal certain commands like LOCATE ignore the currenl lexl pointer there. So unless you clean up properly after a print, you will slarl further down the screen than you thought, which is worth bearing in mind.
6) When an alien is hit. Instead of playing the same explosion as
the ship, we have inserted another sound sample saying 'DIE!-,
just to get your blood up! This is played and then a small
delay is put in so you get to hear the whole sample before the
program moves on.
Sam Play 3 Wait 50 And w hen the program reaches the end of each game, when all of the bugs have been hunted or the ship is destroyed three times, then you hear a spooky computer voice say 'GAME OVER'. This is another new sample in the sample bank and is triggered with the code: Sam Play 2 Which brings us to the procedure which creates the rainbow-coloured high-score table. It's all very simple.
This is Auditio, my personal favourite commercial sample editing package. There are many other programs, usually bundled with hardware sound samplers for recording your own sounds from a microphone, tape or CD player.
7) First we set il up: Procedure HISCORE Cls 0 : Curs Off : Cls 0
: Hide NAME1S="Amiga Format" : SCORE1=2500 SCORE2=2000
SCORE3=1500 SCORE4=1000 SCORE5=500 All the variables are
assigned and the text is formatted on the screen. That's the
easy pan. Now we have to define a rainbow, which we first have
to SET with the required amount of lines and the number of the
rainbow. In this case RAINBOW 0: Set Rainbow 0.1,280,' Ra i
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Colour Back 0 Restore _RAINBDATA The RESTORE command means that Ihe READ DATA statement will noi run oul of data when ihe rainbow is read over again. (Once a READ and DATA statement has gone through once il will otherwise look for more data.) The Rainbow is Iriggered using Ihe RAINBOW command above and the data is read into il using the follow ing loop: For C=0 To 98 Rain(0,C)=CVA Next C : View Read CVA
8) The View command updates the display with the changes made
during the set-up of the Rainbow . Next print the text on ihe
screen and roila'. You have a high- score lable containing
rainbow-coloured lettering.
Cls 0 Pen 1 : Paper 0 : Centre "Today's Hi Scores" Locate 0,3 : Print NAME1S; " ." ; SCORE 1 Locate 0.4 : Print NAME1S; " ." ; SCORE2 Locate 0,5 : Print NAME IS;" .".'SCORE 3 Locate 0,6 : Print NAMEiS;" ."; SCORE4 Locate 0,7 : Print NAMEiS;" ." ; SCORE5 The Data statement al Ihe end contains all the colours of ihe rainbow, in hex. With a component for red. Green and blue elements of Ihe colours. You will notice that they are all in sequence so the colours smoothly change from one shade to the next: _RAINBDATA: Data SFFF Data
SEEE,SDDD,SCCC,SBBB,SAAA,S999,S888,$ 777 Data S666,$ 555,$ 444,S333,$ 222,$ 300,$ 200,$ 300 Data $ 400,$ 500.$ 600,$ 700,$ 800,$ 900,$ A00, $ B00 Data $ C00,$ D00,$ EO0, SFOO,$ F00, $ E00, $ D00, $ CO0 Data $ BOO,$ AOO,$ 900,$ 800,$ 700,$ 600,$ 500,$ 400 Data $ 300,$ 200 Data $ 330,$ 440,$ 550,$ 660,$ 770,$ 880,$ 990,SAA0 Data $ BB0,$ CC0,SDD0,$ EE0,$ FF0.$ FF0,SEE0, $ DD0 Data $ CC0,$ BB0,$ AA0,$ 990,$ 880,$ 770,S660,$ 550 Data $ 440,$ 330,$ 220,$ 101,$ 202,$ 303,$ 404, $ 505 Data $ 606,$ 707,$ 808,$ 909,$ A0A,$ B0B,$ C0C,$ D0D Data $ E0E,$ F0F,$ F0F,$ E0E,$ D0D,$ C0C.$ B0B,SA0A Data JUNE 1993 $ 909,S808,$ 707,$ 606,$ 505,$ 404,$ 303, $ 202 End Proc So if Ihe first digit
is red. Ihe second blue and the third green, then SFOO is full red. SOFO is full blue and SOOF is green. The way colour mixing works on a computer is such that if you add equal numbers of the other two colours to a shade of one colour, it will lighten it. So lo lighten a red colour you would add to the green and blue elements, like so: SFOO = red SF55 = lighter red $ FAA = very pale pink and so on. To darken a colour you simply reduce the amount of the element of that colour so keeping our example of red: SFOO = red $ A00 = dark red $ 500 = very dark red This is just like the colour sliders on
your Dpuiiu program. And indeed any other program which uses colour on the Amiga. And that's il for this month.
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music sequencer that even non- musicians can use. It's designed primarily for producing dance tracks, but will it get you chanting 'Acciidd!'. Or will you go back lo the Pink I'loyd CD? Find out on... Page 132 Hardware A4000 030 The A1200 isn't powerful enough, and the A4000 040 is way too expensive. Aren't you Amiga users ever happy? We take a quick look at the new mid-range Amiga, the A4000 030. Boasting a 68030 processor and a price lag of just under £ 1.000 could it be the new serious entry level Amiga? Find out on... Page 114 Video Utility A DO RAGE Smooth animated titles and logos are
the mark of a true professional at the start of a video. The makers of Adoraye claim that it can produce smooth animations from your IFF files. Check out Ihe scrolling and peeling on... Page 137 Hardware RETINA Retina is a full 24-bit graphics card that costs just £350. Docs the knock-down price affect the performance? Brian Larkman finds out on... Page 116 Database Paint Program TV PAINT This program boasts a vast number of features, and a truly professional price tag. Is it worth it? Get artistic on... Page 138 ORDER Databases can be useful for bringing a semblance of order to a chaotic
life. And for £20. Can you say no lo Onlcr’ See if it can sort out your life on... Page 140 Monitor VANILLA MONITOR 24 bit graphics? AGA modes? Can your monitor cope? We look at a new monitor that can handle all the new modes with case on... Page 143 A4000 030 review THE MAIN CRITICISM ol the A4000 040 since its release in late 1992 has been its price, in comparison with other models in the range.
The price tag (around £2,100) is a little steep, despite the performance benefits that it brings the user. Next comes the 12(H) (£399); this is easier on the pocket, but restrictive in terms of the applications it can competently handle.
The arrival of the A4000 030 represents something of a compromise. It's based on a 6X0EC30 CPU. With space on the processor board for fitting a maths co-processor. There's no memory management unit (MMU) on the 4000 030. But since very little software uses this it is not a major disadvantage. The maths co-processor can run al a different speed to the CPU, so you could have a 50Mh 68X82 chip installed. As sold, the machine comes with 4Mb of memory (2Mb of which is chip memory) and the new AGA chip set.
If you read our review of the A4000 040 I Ah'AI). You'll find there are many similarities between it and the new A4(HX)A)30. In fact.
Commodore ¦ 0628 770088 It's here: the machine Commodore claim bridges the price and power gap between the A1200 and the A4000 040. Test driving the new A4000 030 is Richard Baguley.
Welcome the Mac A4000 030 ¦ £999 (80Mb Hard disk) A4000 030 ¦ £ 1,080 (120Mb Hard disk) 1 Those ol you who read our feature on fhe A4000 040 in issue 41 may be forgiven for thinking that we've reused the old picture. But if you look closely at the front, you will see that the text below the logo has changed. And that's about it in the change department, I'm afraid... JUNE 1993 WHERE'S THE DSP?
It's rather disappointing to see that the digital signal processing (DSP) chip still isn’t included in the machine.
Commodore are unlikely to release a DSP upgrade in the near future, although sources within the industry expect an announcement within the next tew months concerning an upgrade for the A4000 and A1200.
The heart of the beast is the processor cord, which holds the 680EC30 CPU and the optional 68882 ca-processor. The three sockets are for the different varieties of co-processor available.
They are identical, right down to the motherboard layout and expansion options - for the processor card and the badge on the front.
But if you've never seen a 4fXXI series machine, here's a quick guided tour of the A4000 030. Its technical wizardry is contained in a case which looks rather like a PC, The frontage is plastic, but the lop cover is made of sheet metal, and easily takes the weight of a monitor - even a heavy duty Commodore I960. This is fixed to the rest of the case bv two screws at the back, one of which is covered by a guarantee sticker. This is here lo ensure that the machine you bring back from the dealer hasn't been tampered with.
If you're planning to put any expansion cards in your machine, you'll need lo break this. A note of caution here. If the machine then fails to work, your warranty will be invalidated. However, if Commodore are satisfied that the machine has failed for another reason, the warranty will still be good.
I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW!
Although a 68030 chip and maths co-processor will be adequate for most people, some will want the extra power that upgrading to a 68040 CPU would give. And that is the beauty of the A4000; its modular design means that upgrading is just a question of taking out the processor board and slotting in the new one.
Although Commodore have no plans to make the processor board used in the A4000 040 available as a separate item, the company have released the relevant technical information about its usage to registered developers, should they wish to take the initiative. One organisation. GVP. Have stated that they will be developing products for the A4000. And are looking at how to make use of the processor slot.
It is expected that 68060 CPU version of the A4000 will be the next addition to the range, although this is unlikely to appear until late 1994.
A4000 030 review PROCESSOR SLOT JUNE 1993 FACTS AND FIGURES The following table shows how the A500, A1200. A4000 030 and A4000 040 compare in terms of speed. All of the figures are for machines with no peripherals or extra memory attached, and using the versions of the software most relevant to the configuration. For instance, the Dpaint IV test was carried out using the AGA version on the A1200 and A4000, and the non-AGA version on the A500.
MIPS 1 Dpaint IV 2 Mil ¦•al 3D 3 Islellws 4 A500
0. 57 60 N T 1 A1200
2. 98 43 52
4. 88 A4000 030
4. 45 13 23
7. 26 A4000 040
18. 83 4 N T
34. 11* Hefei 1 Million instructions per second.
2 Time in seconds taken to fill a low resolution screen with a 16 colour black to white dithered gradation.
3 Time In seconds taken to render a simple real 3D scene.
4 Overall speed relative to an A500, as determined by Syslnfo.
' This figure seems incredibly high, but it includes increased performance from the built-in floating point unit of the 68040 CPU. N T - Not tested.
Al Ihe rear of ihe case I here are serial, parallel. Exlcmal (loppy, keyboard and video ports. Unlike Ihe A3IKKI. Ihere is only one of these, as the flicker fixer built inlo Ihe super Amber chip is controlled by Workbench.
To expand on the motherboard requires Ihe use of 32-bit Single In-line Memory Modules (SIMMs), which are currently extremely expensive. However, since this standard is becoming widespread, prices will be lowering soon. The memory can be expanded lo 4Mb by Ihe use of I Mb SIMMs, or 16Mb if 4Mb SIMMs are used, and further via Ihe use of memory cards in one of Ihe Zorro slots.
Only one floppy drive is fined, although there is space for fitting an extra (half height) 3.5- inch drive, and a full height 5.25-inch. The latter could also be used for fitting a CD-ROM drive, or even a tape streamer. Plugs for supplying all of these devices, as well as another internal hard drive, are present on the internal 2(H) Walt power supply. The (loppy drive fitted is a high density model, which means lhal you can fit up to 1.76Mb on a high density disk formatted in Amiga mode, or 1,44Mb on a HD PC disk. Of course, you do need special disks to be able to do this, which have lo be
of belter quality than the normal double density ones. These are distinguished by an extra hole on the left hand side of the disk. This is extremely useful for transferring large files between an Amiga and a PC. And in our tests, the A4(XX) 030 had no problem reading data from high density disks formatted on a PC.
The bundled hard disk has either 80Mb or 120Mb. And uses the Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) standard as opposed to the faster, more flexible Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) standard. The reason for using IDE is to keep the price of the machine dow n, and the slight reduction in speed should not hinder performance to any great extent.
Commodore have already said that an add-on SCSI card will be available soon, and you can expect to see other manufacturers producing their own models over Ihe next few months.
The IDE standard allows two drives lo be connected, and the cabling is built with this in mind. Ihc hard drive bracket has space for another disk to be fitted, which can be done using ihe HDToolho.x software supplied.
Alice (Graphics and sound) Mouse and Joystick ports Lisa (Bitplane graphics chip) Super Buster (Expansion bus controller) 5 x 32-bit SIMM slots for chip and fast memory Further expansion is possible via the four Zorro III slots, which are located on a daughterboard inside the machine. Cards which use the Zorro III interface are comparatively rare at present, though new ones are beginning to appear. Zorro II cards (designed for use in the A 15(H) and A2IKH)) can also be used in these slots. There's a video slot, for housing devices such as the OpalVision 24-bit graphics card, and there are
three PC slots. These can be used in combination with a Commodore bridgc- board or the Golden Gate 4X6 hoard.
The manual for the 4(XH) series is comprehensive. But it is a little daunting to get through. Details of the 68030 processor card are given in an addendum manual, which gives information on fitting a co-processor, and setting ihe various jumpers on the board.
The A4000 030 is not as powerful as its big brother, but it is expandable in almost every direction. This versatility guarantees y ou will get a longer lifespan out of the 030 than you would from any of its contemporaries. If you're looking for a machine that can act as the platform for some seriously powerful and professional Amiga computing, at an affordable price, this is the one for you. 'Zf Floppy & Hard Drive (IDE) connectors Fat Gary (general input and output) CPU connector (For processor card) Kickstarl ROMS (512K) Super Ramsey (RAM Controller) If you thought we had enough graphics
boards and 24-bit paint systems to choose from - think again. MacroSystem have struck once more. After the wonders of Vlab, they now bring us hi-res graphics at a lo-res price.
Brian Larkman focuses on.
Retin Graphics Board ¦ £345-£499 ¦ MacroSystem The Retina raid fits into any free Zorro II slot on a Amiga 1500, 2000, 3000 or 4000.
The chips grouped together on the boord ore the video memory, which uses the ZIP type. Up to 4Mb can be fitted. The large rectangular chip is a VGA controller, more commonly found on PC graphics cards. The use of this mass produced chip probably goes part way to explaining how MacroSystem have kept the cost of the card down.
I JUNE 1993 multi-tasking with it. Using RetinaEmu. The control panel can be directed to your Amiga display at lo-res. The main rendered display, once limited to 4-bit hi-rcs or lo-res HAM. Can now be directed to Retina at any compatible resolution in up to 256 colours. Each of the 'Visual' operator screens - Crop-Visual. Text- Visual and so on - can also be displayed through Retina, in up to 256 grey scales at any resolution. On the other hand, although Deluxe Paint can work on large pages, il can only display in a native Amiga resolution so a Retina display would be pointless. Similarly.
Imagine 2 and the l.x series of RealM) keep the screens of their various modules strictly to themselves, so (apart from rendering) an Amiga display is enough. Real.il) v2.0, however. Can use the public screen which is RETINA is available from The Amiga Centre Scotland 0896 87583 A LOOK THROUGH THE RETINA Lately the Amiga has been starting to look a bit jaded In the display department. Yes. The AGA chip set has propelled the A1200 and A4000 past most of its rivals again
- but what of the thousands of 1500. 2000 and 3000 users? This is
where the myriad (well. 7 or 8 anyway) graphics boards now
available should take their well earned bow. An 8-. 16-. Or
best of all. 24-bit frame buffer allows non-AGA machines to
display proper.
TrueColour, photo-realistic images. The trouble is that unless you care to spend till it hurts, the Workbench resolution is still trapped at the standard Amiga fare - maybe 640x512 plus overscan.
The difficulty is In trying to reconcile several conflicting problems. The simple solution is a straight frame buffer like the Harlequin. This can display up to 910x576 but only to a separate monitor - very high quality but expensive to set up - and only a standard workbench on the original display. The alternative is to display both together on one monitor - the OpalVision solution. This provides True Colour displays and Workbench together (or rather overlaid) - stuck at the standard Amiga resolutions thoughl To bring these two together, we need a Workbench that will display on a hires
screen in at least 16 colours, or better. 256.
MacroSystem have developed their own Workbench emulator instead, which makes Retina unique.
1) 0 WE RKALI.Y need yet another 2-4-bit board and paint package?
Strange to say. The answer could be yes - provided il can do
something new. And cheaply. Retina from MacroSystem - the
German developers of the excellent Vlab frame grabber - does
both. The base machine, w ilh I Mb of video RAM. Costs just
£345 including VAT (£499 with 4Mb). At this price, what makes
the board remarkable is the Workbench resolutions that it
supports.
Would you believe a 2400x1200 8-bit Workbench on an A2000? Well, maybe.
Retina consists of a small 100-pin Zorro ll lll board, the Retina software and manual, and the bundled 24-hit paint Package VDPaint - no sniggering, please. This has no manual at the moment - unless you can read German - but this will soon change. The Retina manual is very slim but quite clear and concise.
The package requires an Amiga with a Zorro slot, almost any monitor, a suitable lead, and OS 2.0. The Install program is in German but copying the software to a hard disk is just a matter of dragging a lew files and drawers - Retina.library to LIBS. RetinaEntu (the emulator not the bird) to WBStartup or the startup sequence. Setting up requires choosing your monitor and suitable 24-. 16- and X-bit resolutions for il first, then Ihe ReiinaEntu commodity is placed in the WBStartup folder, and the machine can be re-booted.
From now on. The Workbench emulation takes over all normal Workbench roles. Each program or new screen that is used - including Workbench itself - from now on. Needs its parameters set just once and saved. Startup bit- depth and resolution can be chosen, as can program display mode (select whether you want it displayed through the Amiga or Retinal. This ensures that non-compatible programs can still be used, and modular programs like ADPro and Real.il) can display different screens to different monitors.
How this works depends on how programs handle their display. Perhaps we should look at some examples to clarify the situation.
ASDG’s ArtDepartment Pin is a perfect program to use with Retina. Each screen it displays is a module of the original program.
GRAPHICS Setting up Retina PtMta Prill 1 1 nwiw mwMii i 1 1 P M.ul SatlnAUM 1 ISKliiwm p m.iI mi. I prq Miu Hi 1 JssJ U-Jlj JUNE 1993 something else again. If you display your Workbench as a window in WB2.0. you are using the public screen which has a number of advantages, especially for transferring data.
Running Real.ll) in this way displays the View. Tool and Select windows in amongst directory windows and those of any other programs running. On a standard Amiga display, even in bi-res. The screen quickly becomes cluttered. Using Retina with a 1280x1024 screen there is lots of space which allows easy transfer of data from one program to another.
You do need a lot of memory though.
One other display method is used by ImageEX. IrnageMasler and several other programs. In InuigeFX. The control panel is a narrow, high resolution screen overlaying the lower part of a lo-rcs preview. On the Amiga this system works well, but on Retina the control panel takes up a complete screen, starting at the top. To see the preview takes only a keypress as with any other Amiga display, but the convenience of the shallow control panel across the bottom is lost. This is the only major flaw in the Retina system, but it's an irritating one.
Speaking of Haws, a few problems arose.
At limes a little screen corruption occurred, but apparently this is a hardware problem that The firs* stage of setting up is to pick the correct monitor type using the setup program RetinaScreenMode. A long list of monitors is provided (not mine though, typically) and choosing yours selects a range of modes - resolutions and frequencies
- in a second scrolling window. A test screen is provided to
check these - especially useful if your monitor is not listed.
(A warning in bold type that selecting the wrong monitor type
can destroy your monitor made me very nervous.) The modes vary
depending on whether 8-bit, 16-bit or 24-bit screens are used
so one of each can be selected. This is important because
several screens in different modes can be used at once, one
over the other, and this setting provides a default. I have
an old 20-inch Microvitec VGA and that matched the Commodore
1960 reasonably and allowed me to choose 1280x1024 in 8-bit
mode and 800x600 for 24-bits.
These settings are saved but can be changed later.
Now, the RetinaEmu commodity is used to set up the workbench using 8-bit mode.
Any compatible resolution up to the defined default can be used, but if you are working blind (with no proper monitor definition) the process can be rather hit and miss.
Once the Emu resolution has been set, the Preferences ScreenMode has to be altered. 16 colours can used, and the default sizes can be clicked off and the full size typed in. AutoScroll has also to be selected to fool Workbench into accepting the larger dimensions. At these higher resolutions the font sizes are a bit small so a visit to Prefs Fonts is also called for.
I started off with the maximum resolution - 1280x1024 - and set up a perfect, huge Workbench in 1 6 colours, only to find that it used up so much of my 1Mb of chip ram (600k) that few other programs would run. A strong case for a 2Mb Agnus.
Disappointed, I set up a variety of other resolutions until I found one that worked well (800x600).
Has already been fixed. Also, once I removed RetinaEmu from my startup. I found that my Ama.xll Mae emulator would not work.
Removing the Retina board fixed this problem immediately, but I would check with ACS or MacroSystem if you use Ama.x. Apart from the lack of sliding partial height screens, the Retina emulation goes a very long way toward giving non-AGA machines most of the AGA advantages. It won't let you use the AGA-specific features of new software, but even the I2(X) and 4IXX1 only have an effective 16 controllable colours to use on the Workbench, and at fewer possible resolutions than Retina. Add to that true 24-bit rather than HAMS as a maximum colour display, the potential of re-directing screens in
many programs to other monitors and resolutions. Harlequin emulation, completely integrated I Lab support, and the bundled paint and display softw are, and Retina looks like a good alternative to upgrading your Amiga lo an AGA machine.
VDPaint is a reasonable performer, comparable to the first version of 71 Paint. Using RetinaEmu. Any 24-bit resolution can Ire used if you have the monitor and memory to handle it. The control panel is a block of tool icons which can be moved removed. There are no menus. Without the manual it was difficult to work out some of the features but all of the standard tools are present. Airbrush is of the smooth variety, and eight user-defined shapes can be used. Functions include Stencil Mask.
Density control. Brush Wrapping. Gradient fills, and brush manipulations (Rotate anil Rcsi el. Text functions are also good. A SlideShow animation player w ith a number of wipes and fades is included in the program.
Compared to OpalPaint or 71 Paint.
VDPaint is a little under featured, but overall it is fast and usable. Used on the workbench.
RelinaDi.xplax is beautifully simple. Drop any picture icon on to its window and the image is shown quickly. Used from the CLI a slide show can have delays, but no wipes or fades.
Using 'buffer', frames of an animation should be loaded to a buffer and play ed at full speed, but I could not gel this to work. 'If SPEED • • • • This Is truly a speedy board. It's almost as quick as the Harlequin.
DOCUMKNTATION • • • Brief but adequate Retina manual. No VDPaint manual. All ReadMe files In German.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Complicated to set up each program, but almost standard Amiga thereafter.
FEATURES • • • • Almost AGA for those without the new chip set.
Includes a 24-bit paint program - VDPaint.
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Pat McDonald syncs pixels to video.
GREAT, A BI.ACK box lo review. How does il measure up lo all Ihe oilier boxes 'lhal are good for video, guv' on Ihe Amiga? Before I tell you. Read Ihe 'How does il work?' Box or you will probably gel horribly confused.
G-Lock is good, ll can do a lol of different things, an important consideration when something costs a lot of money.
There are no external controls with G-Lock. Instead, you control all its functions through the supplied Amiga programs. This can be done in two ways - either you can use ihe mouse or. If you're gtxxl with Arcxx. You can write script files to make it perform. The latter is not easy, especially if you are used to sliding knobs on a box. It gives you liner digital control over the final mixture of video and computer graphics.
Whocver designed this product wonted it to fit in with most video equipment - molt block ond boxy. It moy look
o little strange plugged into a beige Amiga, but seeing it work
is quite a treat.
If you want to tweak its video signal quality, you con - but have you got a vectorscope to help you?
You have to use two supplied cables to connect G-Lock to your Amiga (any model so far released). The first is a 23-pin to 25-pin D- lype. Which carries all the video and sound information from the Amiga's video port into G-Lock. The second is a 9-pin D-typc. Directly attached lo the genlock, which goes into the joystick port (number two) on any Amiga.
This is for the signals that control G-Lock.
For instance, if you want you can use this genlock to split the separate RGB values out of a video signal, for use with a slow digitiser.
You can also do things like convert a French SECAM video signal into a PAL video signal, or convert S-Vidco into CVBS or vice versa.
These conversions are not perfect, and the professional will probably be able to do this anyway. But if you've never had such facilities. Then they are novel features.
Sound from two different sources can he recorded on to the final tape. You can use a mono source and adjust the bass, tone and volume. Or you can use a stereo source, though the level balance is fixed al 50 per cent each.
Serious video experts will be pleased that the G-Lock control software has a wide range of tweakers, gadgets and knobs. Its transcoding abilities can be used for a number of things
- for instance, turning colour video into blaek- G-IOCK is
available from Silica 081-309 1111 G-Lock Genlock Video
Switcher ¦ £349.95 ¦ G V P JUNE 1993 and-whitc - and all the
options, when viewed together, add up to an impressive
combination.
Different peripherals, and because genlocks need a lot of power on their own.
So I don't think G-Ltxk is the ultimate genlock. Whenever you quit the control software. You have to reset your Amiga. That's not a big problem if you have a hard disk.
But w hether you are just getting started in desktop video, or you w ant to move into semi- professional areas, then this black box does give you a lot of potential for video creation and processing. If If you have an ECS Amiga, then you can either key on a bit-plane or one of the first 32 colour registers. AA chip set Amigas (AI200 or A4000) can key on any of the 256 colour registers or a bit-plane. Old original chip set Amigas can only key on a bit-plane or colour register zero (usually Ihe background colour).
G-Lock is not such a gtxxl idea for those with a well expanded A5(X). A500 Plus. A600 or A1200. It cannot take an external power supply - it draws its power from the Amiga.
This limits your expansion potential, because those machines have problems when powering First, here's what genlocks like the G-Lock do. You play a video tape on a machine with a 'Video Out' socket on IL This Is ted into a genlock, together with the picture from an Amiga.
The genlock puts the computer graphics on top of the video picture, by perfectly synchronising the computer signal to the incoming signal. The resulting mixture is fed out Into another video machine’s 'Video In’ socket. This second machine records the mixed picture back on to video tape.
G-Lock supports two kinds of 'Video In Out' sockets commonly found on video equipment. The first Is the CVBS socket, usually a phono or bayonet nut connector. These are usually found on VHS, Beta. 8mm or VHS-C type machines. You can record from one format to another using this type of connector. This genlock can also switch or fade between two different CVBS Inputs - one of Its strengths.
The other kind of connector (S-Video) is a four-pin miniature DIN type. This is used for separate transmission of colour (chroma) and brightness (luma) signals, giving much better overall picture quality. There are two main formats that use this; Hi-band 8mm (usually called Hi8) and Super VHS (S-VHS). G-Lock cannot switch between two S-Video signals, because it has only one such input. S-Video sockets are usually found on more upmarket video machinery.
That's massively simplifying the range of different video formats, but It should enable you to judge how suitable your equipment is for use with a G-Lock. Oh yes, it does let you use Y R-Y B-Y or YUV monitors with the right cable.
SPEED • • • • • Auto checks lor video, can be switched down In priority to avoid screen interference.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • HOW DOES IT WORK?
A little repetitive but gives a thorough understanding ol the basics.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • GVP have come up with an excellent genlock that has a nice, gentle learning curve.
FEATURES • • • • • Gives you a lot to explore and tiddle with to improve your productions.
VALUE • • • • Quite expensive, but G-Lock is more than worth the £350 asking price.
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JUNE 1993 The Grand Amiga Form Win an Amiga With the arrival of the A4000 040 the Amiga became the world's most powerful home computer - now with the arrival of the A4000 030 it is affordable too.
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A great computer needs great software, and what we have on offer here is the greatest collection of software available for the Amiga. Whether you want to do 3D ray tracing or desk top publishing, there's something here that can not only enable you to do what you want - the programs we have to give away offer you the power and flexibility to achieve results as good as, or better than, those provided by any platform If you would like to win this fabulous prize worth £3.500 - and let s face it who wouldn't - just answer the 10 questions opposite. Put the answers, along with your name and address
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Cloanto, the company that gave you Personal Paint, now bring you a word processor for less than £30. But does cheap mean good? Richard Baguley lets his fingers do the walking... WORD PROCESSORS HAVE become more powerful over the past few years, with many now including functions previously only found on powerful desktop publishing programs. Such as importing graphics and flowing text around them and multiple column text boxes. Unfortunately, these require a lot of processing power and slow the machine down, as well as add to the cost of a program.
Sometimes all you need is a simple text editor program, without all the flashy features, and with a lower price.
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You can load pictures, but these can't be combined with the document. All you can do is load them into a separate screen, change the colours and print them out. And the colours are remapped to the Personal Write screen colours. The manual claims this could be used for letterheads and combining graphics into documents, but it seems an incredibly fiddly way of doing things. If you are likely to want to use pictures in documents, you'd be a lot better off spending the extra few quid on This the main screen of Personal Write.
The icons at the bottom of the screen access menu items - you con either click on these or use the 'f keys on the keyboard.
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Wordworth. W hich can import pictures directly into the document.
Personal Write can also load and save in a variety of character sets, w hich means that you can copy files to and from other computers (including Apple Mac. IBM PC. Atari ST and C64) without the usual confusion over what comprises the end of a line - CR (carriage return) or CR and LF (line feed) - and without losing national characters such as accents or currency signs. Files saved by Personal Write can be encrypted, so you can protect your information from prying eyes.
PERSONAL WRITE is available from Micro-PACE UK on 0753 551888 Printer control is left to the preferences set in Workbench, although you can override some of these settings if you require. It's also possi- blc lo use a PostScript printer, even on a Workbench 1.3 machine. Later versions of Workbench include a printer driver for PostScript as standard, so you don't really need to use this. Personal Write also doesn't include the option of saving a PostScript file lo disk, which could have been useful for printing on PostScript printers on other systems, or outputting to a typesetting machine.
However, if you're likely to be using this sort of machinery. You'll probably want to invest the extra few pounds in a DTP program.
No.1.12 Narch 20, 1993 Overall, this program performs well.
However, there are a few problems. The 'Load Picture' option fails on an AGA chip set machine such as an AI2IX). Even w hen you use the boot options to set it to enhanced chip set mode. However, it does work on an A500 or A3000. And frankly it's not likely to be of much practical use anyway. It also makes noises that are somewhat irritating when there's an error or you click on a gadget, but fortunately you can turn these off.
Personal Write falls somewhere between two camps: it's not a text processor such as TurhoText or QED. Or a fully Hedged word processor like Wordworth or Final Copy. As such, it's not really suitable for the sort of things that you'd use either for. It's too slow to load and save to use with an electronic mail program, and the lack of functions such as a spelling checker means that it measures up badly against fully featured programs.
However, if you're looking for something that lies between the two extremes or if you are on a tight budget. Personal Write is a solid, well designed program which has a variety of useful functions and an easy to use interface.
But if you can afford the extra, go for a program like Wordworth or Final Copy, both of which have far more in the way of features. Cj Personal Write SPEED • • • Reasonably fast, with a good scroll speed and fast search and replace tools.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • An excellent manual, with plenty of relevant examples and background Information.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • A set ot on-screon buttons enable easy access to the main teaturos.
FEATURES • • Many (unctions you'd oxpect are missing, but the basic text manipulation tools are present.
VALUE • •• For £30, you got a good, basic tool tor creating text and with more loatures than TurboText.
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0®®0E®0D(I][p| (±3 RIGHT FROM THE time children start school, parents believe they aren't being taught properly if their offspring can't do 'sums'. However, the parrot fashion method of learning (one plus one is two) went out with the ark. Today's young children spend their maths lessons counting, comparing and understanding concepts of shape, si e and pattern.
This collection of games hardly uses actual numerals lo teach about counting. Instead, objects on the screen are sorted, counted, shared, matched and so on - 15 different tasks are available. Each has three levels of difficulty, and each is marked on its difficulty level for the benefit of the parent.
Although there is a good degree of variety in the programs they arc let dow n by their sheer sluggishness. While kids don't want to be rushed, they don't want to have to sit twiddling their thumbs between turns either. Virtually every activity, application and animation is loaded from disk during use. Which makes for some excruciating delays. Some delays even appear to he built-in. And will thus frustrate quicker children.
Unlike many educational collections, that seem to regurgitate tired concepts again and again, it's clear that plenty of thought has gone into making attractive (yet non-distracting) backgrounds. The Adi character pops up after every success, and there's generally a nice bit of animation al the same lime. I Some games, such as Seed in Each Flowerpot, require quite a I bit of concentration. Here, there is a random number of pots on the screen, and each requires a seed from a sack. But once planted, y there is no sign that this has been done until they all grow through.
With the Jackpot game the player needs lo be quick. A fruit machine spins up a number and some small objects and. Working against the clock, the player must check if the number and quantity , of objects match then click on either yes or no. Several correct f answers produces a bumper payout of sweets.
There's plenty to learn in this package, and the 'lessons' are [ successfully disguised in an approachable, friendly form. The variety of challenges is guaranteed to make this age group look forward to an afternoon in front of the Amiga. O n wim 9 | "i£ V m a m m ¦ ¦ j As i 2 1 i= VS.. o & m The Jackpot Game demands skill and speed. If the number matches the dots, click yes, otherwise click no. Six right answers gives o jackpot of sweets.
BY THE TIME children reach top infants, and arc facing tests for seven-year-olds, they need to be able to manipulate numbers and recognise how a written number tics in with a quantity of items.
This game uses the same environment disk as its younger sibling and works in much the same way. Now. (hough, the emphasis is on sums. The environment disk offers several activities lo aid number and quantity manipulation. Such as the 'Clock' which is intended to show the way time flows, rather than the disembodied way many timc-tclling exercises teach the actual times.
Pertinent to this is the Garden game where children can plant flower seeds. They grow while the child is off playing other games, and can be picked later on. It s a nice idea, and a refreshing approach to learning the concept of (as well as the minute by minute) the passage of time.
Counting 6 to 7 uses the same environment disk as the other packages in the Junior range, and in addition has its own application disk containing 15 sets of exercises. These range from simple counting (watching horses Pat Winstanley settles down with some real live children to test a new suite of educational software.
A gallop across the screen) to more advanced mental arithmetic in Dart Scores.
The most notable exercise is Colouring, which is done w ith the help of figures. This is a paint-by-numbers game where the child must use simple sums to calculate the colour number. Many six or seven-year-olds might find the numbers used a little daunting, and the font on the screen display can be a little ambiguous al times, with eights looking rather like threes.
Many of the games continue the theme of relating numerals to actual quantities, and while these arc both nicely illustrated and animated, there are times when the computer- wise child becomes bored with seeing the same action over and over again. While there is a fair mixture of applications on the disk, written and on-screen instructions arc fairly sparse. Although there is a comprehensive manual for the environment disk, a single card included to cover all the applications is perhaps not quite sufficient.
The range of applications seems to cover a broad spectrum of abilities within the age groups catered for. With both older and ADI Educational software EDUCATION Reading 4 to 5 years (ferdic) 72% Junior £ 19 99 each ¦ Europress ¦ 0625 859444 127 JUNE 1993 74% out to help children practice reading and comprehension, as well as spelling and vocabulary extension.
The applications in this package are much more word-based than in the 4 to 5 pack and contain 15 games which, on the whole, deal with the way words and sentences are constructed. Comprehension is covered in games like Happy and Sad where the child has to decide whether a particular comment is pertinent to the sad robot or the happy robot. One which caught our testers out was something to the effect of a child falling off her bike but not hurting herself.
They thought it pertinent to both robots - sad because she fell off. But happy because she wasn't hurl.
Sentence construction is dealt with by taking a very short story and chopping each sentence into phrases. Each sentence is presented separately, and in sequence they present a complete story. One niggle we found was one where two sentences describing the breaking of a window were presented together. Either sentence could have come first, but the one the testers chose was marked wrong. It's to trap errors like this that a supervisor really needs to be around when small children are playing, in younger children finding something lo tackle.
This package achieves what it sets out to do.l and there's stacks of variety to keep a child's interest - a worthy feat in itself. ® order to reassure them that it's the computer lhal is al fault - not (hem.
In the sections on word construction and spelling, it's good to sec some unfamiliar words cropping up.'
Again, a friendly supervisor comes into play here to explain the difference between cellar and seller. Some of the spelling rules arc covered too. Such as the single or double T rule (eg playful, playfully). These can he discussed w hile the kids are try ing to choose which word ending the mechanical grab w ill collect for them.
By this age many children are familiar with ihe keyboard, so it's a shame that it isn't utilised much in this package. More choice of input methods w ould be welcome.
Nonetheless, operation of the program is quickly mastered, leaving the kids free to study in-depth with an excellent set of practice tools.
IGM&n _ (ferdic! 76% T: LEARNING TO READ is fraught with problems. Not only arc young children confused by the difference between the sound a letter makes and its name, they also have to cope with upper and lower case letters.
Most children, on starting school, already have some grasp of iheir ABC. This program aims to fill in the missing links and create relationships between sounds and patterns. The environment disk contains several activities to further this end. One is the Notepad which, at its simplest, allows kids to type in a few lines of text. Capital and small letters can be selected for each entry , using the mouse on a simplified on-screen keyboard.
Another useful tool among the environment activities is the Graphics Palette. This is a simple paint package w ith cut paste facilities and a choice of different drawing tools. Creating visual images is what writing is all about, and all kids love messing about with paint packages, whatever their age.
The applications disk contains tasks which aim to improve Ihe child's appreciation of sounds and letter shapes. Ranging from simple matching to anagrams, the activities cover a wide range of styles and abilities. However there are one or two glitches. First Consonants shows a robot holding a letter card, a dustbin and a picture of an object. The idea is for the child to work out the sound of Ihe displayed letter then decide w hether or not the name of the object in the picture contains that sound. One turn consisted of the letter 's’ and a picture of a stack of books. The children decided that
books had the sound in it and were marked wrong - a little misleading for them.
Overall, though, the application tasks are well-researched and well- suited to ihe age group. They provide valuable practice in observation ind concentration, which can be hard for a parent to implement al this formative age. Spelling _____ activities provide useful reinforcement. And there's plenty lo keep the slower learners occupied too. If I horse Xut -.4. 5 The main application screen. Each of the arrows points to on exercise, in this case matching Happy Families playing cards from memory.
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JUNE 1993 CITIZEN EUROPE ARE pan of the Japanese company lhal manufactures Citizen watches. They've been trading for seven years and have become well known for their range of high quality low cost printers. In the last seven years they have sold over
1. 500.000 printers, which makes them one of the lop five printer
manufacturers in Europe.
The Questions Although they arc most famous for their dot matrix printers.
Citizen also produce inkjets. Under the name Citizen ProJet.
You can sec Citizen's range on stand 322 at the Amiga Formal Live show. But if you can't make it to the show, or if you're reading this too late, we're giving three readers the chance to win one of their great printers.
Citizen have just announced two new machines. The Swift 90C and the Swift 90. The 90C is a 9-pin colour dot matrix costing just £257. And the 90 is an optional colour printer costing £234. An optional colour pack converts the 90 into a colour printer at the additional expense of £38.
One of the reasons Citizen's machines are so good is that they have had Amiga specific printer software created for their range.
The program - Citizen Prim Manager - is now in its second incarnation, and it considerably improves the output quality of colour dot matrix.
To get your hands on one of these great printers, along with the colour kit and Citizen Print Manager software, all you have to do is answer live easy questions.
1. What do the Japanese parent company of Citizen Europe
manufacture?
A. Toy dolls
b. Watches
c. Printing presses
2. How many printers have Citizen Europe sold in the last seven
years?
A. 15,000.000
b. 1.500.000
c. 150.000
3. On what stand will Citizen be showing their range of printers
at the Amiga Format Live show?
A. 333
b. 322
c. 666
4. What are the new models Citizen have recently added to the
Swift range of printers?
A. The Mondeo and the XR6i
b. The 90 and the 90C
c. The A4000 and the Al 200
5. What do Citizen call the Amiga driver software they have had
written for their range of printers?
A Citizen's Advice Bureau b Citizen Print Manager
c. Citizen Kane Now' all you have lo do is write your answers on
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Amiga Format. 29 Monmouth Street.
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ski-jacket and whistle to sound out Rave - the new entry-level
sequencer from Digital Muse- Rave Sequencer ¦ £49.95 ¦ The
Digital Muse Ltd WHEN DIGITAL MUSE finally decided on a name
for this budgel MIDI sequencer, they forgol something: an
exclamation mark. That extra punctuation would have emphasised
- even more than the already slightly sensational name - what
this software is all about.
Rave is not interested in your complex mixing or detailed quantisation needs: it wants you lo get in there and make some goddamn noise. Hence everything has been simply laid out. With only a handful of different screens and certainly no lengthy drop-down menus or esoteric icons. This does not mean that the sequencer is without power: there arc editors here that enable you lo shape your music in ways similar to those found on far more expensive sequencers.
Before you start, er. Raving, you need a I Mb Amiga to play with. Connect a MIDI interface to your serial port and hook it up to a synthesiser or module. A mulli-timbral synth is recommended; that is. One that can play a number of sounds on more than one MIDI channel. As an alternative to the interfacc- m nO -o 0J THE TRACKLIST SCREEN Rare - upfront and immediate like its music namesoke demands.
RAVE is available for the A500 from The Software Business 0480 496497 Versions for the other machines will follow.
Synth combination, you might like lo investigate the growing range of desktop modules that come supplied with an interface already, removing any MIDI connection complications.
Examples of these are Yamaha's TGI00.
Roland s SC-7 and Dream's GMX-1 (AF44 - 86 per cent). And of course, al this stage, don't forget to don your ski-hat. And have a bottle of Lucozade at the ready.
When you first load the program you meet the Tracklist page. This is where you perform the main operations like track selecting, naming. Recording and playing. To record your first bit of music, click on a track and type in a name for it. Then hit record (there arc keyboard short-cuts for this if you prefer) and. After a two bar count-in. Play in your melody. Click on the Play button, and your Amiga plays back what you just recorded. You can record music on up to 32 tracks.
Here you can also set pan positions, quantisation values (for removing recorded errors Tracks galore - you can have up to 32 tracks in a song |or block, as Digital Muse call it).
MIDI velocity coming in or out parameters.
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- rr IBIMIIIMM TBLOCK INFO These tell you the current position in
the track, plus where the left and right locators are
positioned for looping and cut paste purposes.
You can give each track a name, MIDI channel number and playing status. The exclamation mark means there's a sample on track 6.
Jump to other editors and important screens with these buttons.
Ml These meters show the strength of Each track has its own set of these This tells you the actual in liming), volume levels and program changes for each Irack. Editing these means iliat you alter the parameters on your multi-timbral synth or module remotely: when you save your song and then come hack to it later (often much later), you don't need to worry about which sounds you used for which tracks, because Rave configures every thing for you.
Hit the Cycle button and Rave continually loops between two locators (which you can adjust), each time replacing what has gone before - in this way you can enter a phrase over and over until you finally get il right.
Alternatively, you can hit the Drum Loop button to build up complex rhythms or intricate melodies by looping as before, but this lime with over-dubbing rather than replacement.
Quit Drum Loop mode, and strangely you're left in "Replace Cycle' mode instead of the standard recording set-up. This is not a bug.
But an intentional design feature. It's not really a big problem, but is certainly something that is irritating.
If it isn't simple enough for you lo tackle immediately, there's a tutorial in the manual that takes you through those first scary sequencing steps.
There are three editors available for editing MIDI data. Of these, the Grid Editor is most fun. The Event Editor is most useful, and the Score Editor is the most frustrating - it is not as slick as on more expensive packages, and you won't spend much time here. Even the manual spends only three paragraphs on the Score Editor, which is nowhere near adequate to cover the functions available.
Il doesn't tell you how to use the more esoteric notation in your music either: you can select things like ornaments and dynamic Grid Editor present* you with a vertical grid on which you drop 'note events' (represented by white bars) beneath the corresponding note ol the piano keyboard at the top.
Set the velocity and note length, and click on the grid to register a note. In this way you can input the music without having any keyboard skills; and it's often fun to mess around with this editor too, just to see what results can be produced by chance rather than by design. It's also entertaining - when you play back your track, the grid scrolls upwards in similar lashion to the punch-hole music on a player piano.
Event Editor Event Editor is an accountant's delight: it has screen after screen of numbers, representing every single MIDI event. Here you can finely adjust note lengths, values and velocities, as well as adding and deleting extras like pitch bend and modulation. The Event Editor is where the real power lies: if you've got the patience, you can tweak those digits until your music is totally without compromise.
Score Editor Score Editor is the place for traditionalists to hang out. Constructing a piece with this editor is tedious, as you have to specify pitch values and locations before anything can be dropped on to the musical stave. And if you want to select different clefs or key signatures, you have to cycle through six mini-menus to choose. The graphics are nicely detailed, so it's useful, and educational, if you want to see how your music looks when transcribed to standard notation.
VALUE • • • • Good price - you can shape your music in the same way as with more expensive sequencers.
(ferdic! 79% markings from the mini-menus, but you don't seem to lie able lo do anything with them. (But anyway, who needs notation when you're writing rave music? Imagine what a print-out of a 2 Unlimited track would look like...) Erom any of the editors, and the Tracklist screen, you can jump to the Cut Paste screen.
Here you remove, delete, copy and insert sections: you determine the lengths of these using the locators. The only niggle about this screen is that there's nothing to show that you've actually performed an operation, apart a brief inversion of the selected button. A 'beep', at the very minimum, would have been nice.
Grid Editor Hie Sampler Page enables you lo include RAW samples in your music: what would dance music be without a drum loop or screaming female lifted from someone else's track? (And sticky legal problems to boot.)
To add sample spice, go to the Sampler Page and load in a RAW file to your selected track. Then click on the channel box on the Tracklist page, and an exclamation mark will appear. Now. Any notes recorded on the track will trigger the sample heard through your monitor or hi-fi - and not the sounds via MIDI. However, you can only play back one sample at a time, for Amiga running-specd reasons. Then when you trigger a second sample. Your first sample will be truncated to he the new one.
The namesake musical genre is very upfront and. In a way. 'immediate'. Rave tracks don't muck about: if they're not in your face and in your head within a few seconds, then they've blown il.
133 This package has been designed with that need for instant results very much in mind, and for the most part. Digital Muse have succeeded. Il is occasionally a little slow when jumping between editors and menus, but that's more a fault of the machine and not the sequencer. It's also fast enough when you need to gel a storming tune out of your brain and into your ears. And for £50. It's an easy and cheap way to get into making music.
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does supply telephone support, but since they're in Germany, you will only want lo use this in desperate circumstances.
Normal animations created in Dpaint can be jerky when played back, especially with high-resolution images. Adorage doesn't have this problem because it uses a new faster way of saving anim files called ’Super Smooth Animation- (SSA) - this is not supported by other programs though, so you can't load it into a paint program for editing. There is a PD player program supplied, so you don't have to load the program up to view the final result. It can't save the animation in normal anim formal. But saves it as a scries of IFF images, which can be loaded into Dpaint, or converted into an anim file
by Animhuild I a PI) program).
The effects arc excellent and they generate quickly, however, control over rendering is minimal - the only aspect you can alter is the detail used in creating the final animation.
Some control over the effect would be nice, for instance, a way of determining Ihe amplitude of the wave and wind effects is effective.
It's a pity the program can't cope with HAM images or support Ihe new AGA modes (and I hope to see a version soon that will).
You can incorporate a background, but there's no way of making a colour transparent, which would be useful for creating animated titles over a computer background.
Adorage is a useful utility for all video makers. However, most effects could be created with Dpaint IV or Art Department Pro, though it would take longer. It is expensive, but if you're in a situation where time is money, it could pay for itself very quickly. 'I) 137 JUNE 1993 ADORAGE is available from Micro-PACE UK Ltd 0753 51888 Adorage SPEED • • • • Animations are produced quickly, even when using the complex effects and high detail.
DOCUMENTATION • • • All the information is there, but it's a bit thin, tutorials would be helpful.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Good interface, doesn't use a menu system, instead it has a bunon-style control method.
FEATURES • •• A good range ot effects - all you’ll need is there, but not much user-control over them.
VALUE • •• Expensive, but It's aimed more at the semi professional professional rather than tho amatour.
THE FIRST THING you sec when you watch a video is the title, so. If you want to grab your viewers' attention then the titles have to be engrossing, interesting and compelling. After all. How many times have you watched a home video only to be confronted with badly laid-out Letraset titles, and groaned at the thought of the televisual torture ahead?
First impressions last, so it makes sense to ensure that the first thing people will see is as absorbing as possible.
Of course, no Amiga user would dream of fiddling with Letraset when they can use Deluxe Paint or TVText to create professional- looking titles. But making your titles appear with a blinds effect or flowing like a flag is difficult and time consuming with Dpaint - which is where this new program comes in.
Adorage was originally designed for producing animated titles and credits quickly and easily in a professional TV studio. It has 14 effects, ranging from blinds (a set of blinds opening to reveal your title screen) to peel (title page folds off the screen) built into the program, and each one has a number of variations. It also has a new form of animation file which is faster and smoother than Ihe conventional format. This can be controlled via a script, so if you have a scries of credits in a similar style, you can automate ihc process.
The Htli effort is rather weird, bat at the same time very effective. Here the AMIGA Format logo is broken into sections, aad twists aroaad on a helix. This is jest one of the effects - there are 13 others available.
MMGA FOMAAT Creating an animation with Adorage is quick and simple and most of the controls are accessible from the front screen. It can also generate and save scripts, which takes a lot less space than the finished animation.
ONE OF THOSE EFFECTS IN FULL... THKRK. HAS ALWAYS been something truly seductive about painting with TV Point on a Harlequin board. Despite being overtaken in features and value by Opalvision last year, the speed of action and fluidity of painting displayed by TV Point still draws you back lo it for all the real jobs. Now. Threatened by the versatile tricks of the soon-to-be-released Brilliance. TecSoft have improved their star program w ith a high degree of user control and friendliness, plus several new features.
There have been two previous reviews of earlier TV Point versions in AF27 and 35. So this one will concentrate on the new features of version 2.0. One very obvious new feature is a massive fall in price - front the astronomical £940 lo a much cheaper £600. But it's still expensive, especially in the Amiga market, where programs like Dpaint 4 AGA cost £90.
However. TV Point is a professional package and must be compared with things like Photoshop on the Macintosh, at around £900.
The first thing you notice when you start TV Point is that not much seems to have changed.
The same floating palette of tools appears cen- trc-scrcen with mostly the same icons. But what's this? A curious screwdriver icon opens a new pop-up menu with all of the control palettes listed. Any number of palettes controlling Airbrushing. Density. Brush Manipulation. CyclcColours. Arex.x commands and so on. Can be left on screen at once, each gathering together all of the related functions. This simple change completely transforms the way that some functions arc used, making Airbrush and Density settings almost interactive - it really is quite brilliant.
Gathering related functions on one palette has also allowed some new tools to be added.
On the Brush palette, for instance, there is now a Perspective function which works in a similar way to that in Deluxe Point, an Outline tool lo produce a coloured border round the brush, and tools lo control the transparency of the background. The LUT (Look-Up-Table I palette also now contains a set of Convolution tables for image processing.
Another dramatic change concerns SupcrBitmaps and the magnify command. The Zoom toolbox is now detached from the main control panel, and has a set of tools to resize, move the window, move its viewpoint, indicate scale, and zoom in and out. The zoom out tool is the most important by far because il One ol the longstanding problems with computer paint packoges is their inability to duplicate the effects of conventional drawing materials. TV Point has Chalk and Pencil effects both of which use the same sire, aspect, and flow controls as Airbrush. Convincing draw lines can be produced with
these.
Textured paper would complete the illusion, but this may be achieved, after a fashion, using the Alpha channel.
Combining these new brush styles with a drawing tablet and using pressure sensitivity can give results like this... SUPPORTING THE SOFTWARE OF YOUR CHOICE TV Painl 2. And indeed all versions ot TV Paint, are designed to work with the Amiga Centre Scotland's Harlequin 24-bit frame butter. The card, like many other true-colour cards, allows your Amiga to display up to
16. 777.216 colours on screen at any one time.
Harlequin was the first such card and remains one of the best, but it is far from cheap. In its wake have followed a host of cheaper alternatives, many with more features or more software than the original.
One of the big problems of the profusion of 24-bit cards is that while they all load and save IFF 24 format images, and most include software which can handle JPEG too. They all handle the image In different ways whilst they are actually painting on it. So you can't |ust Impressive programs like TV Point can be the major reason 9el yourself a 24-bit card and then go out and buy for someone choosing one 24-bit cord over onolher. OpalPaint. TV Paint. VO paint and DCTV Paint, because each program only works with its own display board.
This kind of situation is not helping the Amiga's reputation as a serious graphics workstation. Users are not free to combine the best in hardware with the best in software, or even mix and match to meet their budgets.
It would be very nice to see TV Paint for Opalvision. Or even a version that would work in 24-bits and display in the HAM-8 mode of the new Amigas. Meaning you wouldn't need any 24-bit card at all.
Still the most elegant True Colour painter, TV Paint 2 attempts to claw back some ground from OpalPaint, and the threat of Brilliance. Brian Larkman slops the paint across his telly again with... TV Paint True Colour Art Package ¦ £600 ¦ TecSoft 138 JUNE 1993 allows you lo zoom oul Ihe view of an image that is larger than screen size. This means that a super-bilmap can be worked on. Whatever its size, within the constraints of memory. It is the ability to do this that makes PhotoShop for the Macintosh a versatile world-beater. Combined with Big-Edit. Which loads parts of large images to edit,
images of 4000x4O(X) or more can be worked on with ease.
The really astonishing thing about using larger than screen size images in TV Paint is the speed that it scrolls and zooms across and into them. One of the most frustrating things about true colour cards on the Amiga is that they are often slow to redraw - w ith Harlequin this is not the case.
TV PAINT is available from Amiga Centre Scotland 089 687 583 Other new functions include natural drawing materials, pressure sensitive tablet support, and interactive Arexx tools. The addition of Convolution Tables to the LUT palette now gives true image processing tools to go with the colour manipulation tools. The tables can be edited and the result saved, but unfortunately the table in use is not named on the palette. The LUT 'aspect' panel can now be edited more easily so that false colour, solarising. Negative and other effects can be produced easily. A range of 'preset' aspects
similar to those used in the density and airbrush palettes would be useful here.
The addition of the new functions in version 2.0 has transformed 71 Paint from a good to an excellent professional paint system.
However, it still needs a few tweaks. The ability to apply image processing and ‘mode' effects to selected areas is essential, and the same technique could probably be used lo make proper masks superior to the colour based "stencils' used now . If several of these masks could be active al once - as a scries of individually selectable 'channels' perhaps - the dream Amiga painting system would exist, and 71 Paint would be that system. C& TV Paint 2 SPEED ••• This has lo be by far Ihe fastest painting syste on the Amiga.
DOCUMENTATION • Still quirky English, with reasonable referenc and tutorials, but for £600 I expect more.
ACCESSIBILITY •••• Beautiful, but non-standard interlace, now eve more intuitive and easy-to-use.
FEATURES • • • • Now with Floating palettes. Zoom Out SuperBitmaps and interactive Arexx.
VALUE • Much too expensive for the Amiga market, but you have to pay for excellence.
Does your life need putting in some sort of order? Can't remember whether Kylie Minogues greatest hits is part of your record collection? Richard Baguley looks at the latest version of a budget database from South Hams Software... LVL [1 2] PG (1 1) DATABASE [SONGS] PROJ [BEATLES] FORM [SONGS] BEATLES SONGS RELEASED No TITLE ALBUM SING CAS 7-JUL-67 131 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE . . A89 S15A C4B 10-JUL-64 46 AND I LOVE HER . A03 C2A 16-MAR-64 35 CAN’T BUY ME LOVE .... . A83 S6A C1B 06-AUG-65 70 IT S ONLY LOVE . A05 C3A 85-OCT-62 1 LOVE ME DO
. A01 S1A CIA 05-AUG-66 106 LOVE YOU TO ... . A87 C3B 01-JUN-67 128 LOVELY RITA ... . A08 C4A 05-OCT-62 2 P.S. I LOVE YOU. ..... . A01 SIB CIA 28-AUG-63 17 SHE LOVES YOU . . PMV1 S4A CIA 04-DEC-64 62 WORDS OF LOVE . . A04 C2B 06-AUG-65 73 YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY...... . A05 C2B xRimrnff 1 11 II 1 J rparTi HELP : Ente ¦ Date Value i Fornat [DD-mON-YY] NODE IADD UPD] CHAR1R] SAVIY] DBR[01 DDR10] DR191 BRI1 ] BT [ 11 ] Searching through a database of 210 Beatles songs for
all of the titles containing the word TOVE’ gives this result and it only takes Order 11 seconds to do ill Order 2.05 Database ¦ £ 19 95 ¦ South Hams Software 140 JUNE 1993 ORDER is available from South Hams Software 0752880906 DATABASE PROGRAMS ARE not the sort of programs that make people jump up and down with delight. They're not noted lor their stunning graphics capabilities or for user interfaces that make you want to scream and shout.
If you need a database program to keep track of information - be it clients' records or your own record or CD collection - then you'll want one that's reliable and fast, as well as being capable of dealing w ith your data in an efficient fashion, not something that's full of flashy graphics and sound.
Order promises a great deal, but at a very low cost. For only £19.95. you get a fully relational database, a sample projects disk containing seven example projects, a 200-pagc manual and a 60-page tutorial manual. The manuals we have are only the draft versions, but they scent lo be adequate. A few more illustrations and screenshots would have made it look better.
The tutorial manual takes you through a few sample projects, and enables you to create your own in terms that don't assume that you've any prior experience with databases. It does, though, assume that you're familiar with the basic concepts of working with Amigas.
The other manual is a reference guide for finding your way around the program.
A normal database is like a card index: everything you hold on it takes up the space for one card, even if it's only one word. A relational database is different because the database can be spread over several files which relate to each other. For instance, you could have one file which holds a list of till the Beatles albums, and another which holds details of all the songs on these albums.
Holding data saves space and makes accessing data quicker. You can also access it in different ways, such as starting from a list of songs and relating this lo which albums they're on. Or starting from the list of albums and moving on to songs on these albums. If you want to produce several different reports about the same data, this flexibility is extremely useful.
The program is in two parts: a Developer and a User program. This is apparently because of the way that HiSofl Basic (which was used to write the program) works. The developer program is used to set up your database, define the way that your data will be stored in it. And set up the reports to be produced from this data.
The user program is where you enter and v iew the data (through a screen referred to as a form), as well as actually printing the reports.
The division of tasks between the two programs is well thought out. So you won't need to swap back and forth between them.
User interface wise. Order is rather primitive. Although it has improved from previous Order has got plenty of functions for throwing data around, and these all seem to work fairly fast, especially when you are working from a hard disk. But it's no slouch when working from floppy either. It's not as fast as more expensive commercial databases, but unless you're working with extremely large amounts of data, then there shouldn't be a problem on this count.
You can put Order on to a hard disk, but the install program will only work with a drive called DH1:. So if yours is called anything different. Then you'll need to rename it or set up an assign pointing to your disk. You also need to set up a couple of assigns which point to the Order directory.
If you're running a large company with hundreds of different stock items, you'd be a lot better off looking at something like Superbase Professional 4 (AF39 - 90 per cent), because Order is not fast or powerful enough to handle that volume of data. But if you're looking to catalogue your entire record, video, stamp or comic collection or to give you a quick and easy access lo a club database, then this could be what you've been waiting for. It's cheap, and it works. 'Nuff said. Zj SPEED • • • Reasonably fast, although It won’t win any speed records.
DOCUMENTATION • • • All the information is there In detail, and it’s Indexed. The tutorial manual is good.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Separating the program Into two parts makes it rather inconvenient.
FEATURES • • • • All of the features you’d expect are here, plus many only found on more expensive programs.
VALUE • • • • • It’s no Superbsse Pro. But for £20 it's extremely good value.
Versions, il still looks rather ugly and unwelcoming, with an interface that doesn't follow Commodore's Intuition guidelines.
There are the usual menu options and a series of buttons at the bottom of the screen, each of which gives you access to a further set of buttons for various actions such as sorting, searching and entering data. Most of these arc pretty obvious, and the buttons aren't difficult to use. But it looks rather basic compared with most modem commercial programs.
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There arc no speakers in the Vanillas, bul this isn't unusual with monitors of this type, because they arc usually designed for use with Pcs. Which either have internal speakers or rely on a set of external ones. An extra £40, w ill buy you a pair of speakers that are superior to those fitted to most monitors though, so it's not too much of a problem.
We only have a draft of the manual, but it seems OK. The final version will also include a disk of scripts to install the new monitor drivers and the new overscan preferences files.
A Vanilla Monitor is useful lor Amiga users who arc seriously involved in graphics, and who don't play many games. This is because unless you've already got a 1(1X4 monitor, you won’t be able to play most games on it. But if this isn’t a problem this is a very good monitor at an excellent price. 'I) Vanilla Monitors CONSTRUCTION • • • • Well built and looks good. The screen Is bigger than the Commodore I960, but the case Is smaller and weighs less.
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VANILLA MONITORS are available from New Horizon Computers on 0989 750260 THE NEW VIDEO modes that the AGA chip set has brought about are enticing, but standard monitors can't display them - and the flicker of the high-resolution modes can drive you insane. Workbench 3 includes some high- resolution flicker-free monitor modes to counteract this, bul a standard monitor can't display these either.
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The Vanilla monitors can display signals at frequencies between 28 and 64Khz. Which means that they can cope with all of the new AGA modes, but not the standard modes used on the A500. However, it is possible to use these modes on an A1200 or A4000 using a setting in Workbench called Promotion. If a program tries to open a non-interlaced screen (a screen that's 256 pixels high). Workbench will 'promote' it lo a higher frequency screen (a 5I2 pixel high screen). The program thinks it's running on a lower resolution screen, but the signal sent to the monitor is at a higher frequency. This
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The screen is slightly darker than a 1084S.
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Description_ StereoMaster and Quartet Amiga Format Collection Mail Order Name Address Post Code Phone Number Price Order Code Description The kMJGA Collection FORMAT AMOS Professional This is one of the highest- rated programs ever reviewed in Amiga Format. Top of the AMOS range It updates the famous AMOS extended basic programming language with new commands and facilities that make it a real winner! (Needs 1Mb minimum.)
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¦X AMOS Pro tw.49 CS9.99 AFAMPRO Graphics Workshop Manual JUNE 1993 Designed for the beginner who wants to learn programming but doesn't know where to start, Easy AMOS is more than a programming language.
Based on the successful AMOS, it has many helpful examples and detailed explanations to help you learn.
Visa PO If you want to make the most out of AMOS The Creator, this is exactly what you need. It's the complete manual, as supplied with the package, and it also includes an Extras disk that contains all the example programs and extra bits and bobs that we couldn't fit on the AF Coverdisks. We’ll continue to give lots of tutorials and advice, and show you techniques for creating specific kinds of programs as a regular feature in Amiga Format, so you wouldn't be stuck without this book: but as the complete reference work, you'll find The Manual will make your AMOS career far more enjoyable and
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Every month Amiga Format scours the world for the newest news, the best reviews and the Bade Issues i wi new* JUNE 1993 ISSUE 19 ISSUE 21 ISSUE 22 Beginner's spe- Paint programs: Somplers, scandal, explains how every single one ners and to care for your tested and rated. Digitisers for your Amiga. Amiga.
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Please make cheques payable to: Future Publishing Ltd This offer is valid until 30th June 1993 AF MAG 6 93 j jST LOCh$ AT THE UNMATCHED RANGE OF EAtVRBS Special compacting techniques enable up to 3 programs to fit oh one disk. Now saves directly to disk as Amiga Dos - reloaoi independently of the cartridge - even tr'agsfer to hard drive! Works with up to 2 Megs of Ram - even 1 Meg Obip Mem (Fatter Agnus). NEW! 3------ -T'-:VV-' .33- now with DEEP trainer. Even better than before - allows you to generate more or even infinite lives, fuel. Ammo. Perfect as a Tribrier Mode to get you past
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The full Sprite Editor allows you to view modify the whole sprite set including any "attachetK!
Sprites. PLUS A RANGE IMPROVEDvFEATURES. VIRUS DETECTION N. N Comprehensive virus detection and removal.features to protect your software investment. Works with all presently known viruses. N. Now this super disk copier progrdgi is built into Action Replay Mk HL Just imagine a superfast, efficient disk copier program at the jress of a key - no more waiting Pictures and sound samples can be saved to disk. Files are saved directly in IFF format suitable for use with all the major graphic and music packages. Samples are displayed as screen waveform. PAL or NTSC MODES SELECTABLE- Useful
for removing ugly borders when using NTSC software. (Works only with newer Agnus chips). Now you can slow down the action to your own pace. Easily adjustable from full speed to 20% speed. Ideal to help you through the tricky parts?
Like Rename. Relabel. Copy. Etc. s Simply prfess a key and the program will continue where you left off.
At the pres6 of a key now you can view the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip Ram, RamDisk, Drive Status, etc. Now you cab manipulate and search for screens throughout memory. Over 50 commands to edit the picture plus unique on screen status "overlay" shows all tlAinformation you could ever need to work on soreens. No other product comes close to offering such dynamic screen handling of frozen programs!! allows the user to select Joystick instead of Keypresses - very usefunfor many keyboard programs.
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DiSKCODER With the new "Diskcoder" option~ye« an now 'tag' your disks with a unique code that will prevent the disk from being loaded by anyoneeTSSr~CIagged" disks will only reload when you enter the code. Very useful for security.
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LATEST DISKS .2516. dTp PD GAMES & UTILITIES DISCOVERY OF THE ATOM PAUL MATTHEWS Ik f Verily the cold, hard winds of recession did bite upon the huddled masses, but Richard Baguley didst distribute cheap and free software to the masses, in the name of Public Domain...
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Recent versions of Octomed have been powerful, but only avsilable as commercial programs from Amlganuts. But now it's good to see that Teljo Klnnunen Is releasing it into the Public Domain.
It's a good program for creating songs using samples, but it can also control MIDI Instruments, and Includes synth sounds, which uses the sound generator chip In the Amiga. These sounds take less memory than samples, and can be created and edited In Octamed Pro.
You can also view a song on a proper musical stave. Instead of the more usual table ot numbers view which most musicians and newcomers to computer music find Intimidating. If you're Interested In computer music, this Is an excellent starting point.
Did you know that Hitler set up a team of top scientists to develop Germany's atomic bomb on 7 September
1939. Or that Rhenium has an atomic number of 75 and an atomic
mass of 186.207? If not. You may be interested in having
a look al this educational presentation by Paul Matthews.
It's written using CanDo. And contains a lot of useful
information, if you're cither interested or studying this
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the various aspects of the discovery of atomic structure
and nuclear weapons, most of which are text based, and it
can be rather dry in places. It's not PD. But if you send
Paul £3. He will send you a personalised copy.
Ah, the memories come flooding bock... I remember playing games like this when I were a nipper... Short for Fantasy Roleplaying Adventure Creator, this (in case you hadn't guessed) is a program for designing and writing your own text-based adventures, in the OCTAMBD PRO V2 AMIGANUTS A collection of utilities, including a cross between a utility program like SIP and a diagnostic program. As well as the usual delete, rename and create directory' commands, you can test a joystick, view an IFF file, view a text file, play a SoundTiraeker module or take a delve through the memory of your Amiga.
Also included is a Sound!'raeker song player lhal adds psychedelic screen effects to the song, although they are more likely lo give you a bad headache than blow your mind.
Tradition of many ancient and venerable programs on computers such as the BBC and Spectrum. The program and the adventures it produces are rather basic (with limitations like only having 255 locations), but the disk also contains an excellent run through of the basics of parsing (interpreting the replies typed in by the user), and how to code.
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(lalogo (Galatians) and Revenge of the Mutant Camels, in which Jeff Minler gets very weird with a camel and a goat. Don't ask me to explain the last of these, because it's very weird. Most people who'vc been involved in PD for any more than a few months will have some of these in their collection, but if you're a newcomer, this is an excellent place to start off your PD games collection.
There are. Apparently, many thousands of pieces of metal floating around in the sky above our heads. If you're into HAM radio, some of them even make interesting noises. Given the size of the sky and the speed al which some of them move, they can be rather difficult to pin down. This program does all of the hard work Continued overleaf STARBURST COMPUTER & DESIGN SERVICES Gill SATTRACK PDSOFT 821 PDSOFT V861 A collection of ray tracing and related programs.
Including the excellent shareware program C-Llght, the powerful, but difficult to use, DKBTrace and Surf - a simple but impressive 3D modeller. All of these programs have been around for a few years and aren't likely to win any awards for user friendliness or the quality of the output, but they are all still good programs for experimenting with. The programs included can be rather difficult to get the hang of, but they're well worth Investigating If you're Interested In getting involved in ray tracing, and either can’t afford commercial programs like Imagine or Real 3D. Or want to try before
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TOR 1 O DEMOS OF THE MONTH Every month we print a chart of the top 10 demos from a popular PD library. This month It's the turn of... PATHFINDER PD 0274 565205 1.
SL Manager PG106 2.
PFPD Games PG134 3.
Cybemetix PG139 4.
AMOS CRICKET PG129 5.
Escape PG81 6 Dcopy PU55 7.
Accounts master PU122 8.
Super Pacman 92 PG103 9.
Wizzy's Quest PG41
10. Act of War PG153 for you. All you need to do is to tell the
program where you are. And which satellite you're interested
in. It will then plot the orbit, and even sound an alarm when
it's overhead. It runs in interlace, and the deep blue colour
scheme makes it rather difficult to read the screen, but if
you're into HAMing your way through the nights, this could be
very useful. It uses a scheme called Kcyware. Where many of
the functions of the program are disabled until you send the
author $ 20, and he sends you a keyftle in return.
JUNE 1993 URStfLA1 wnnn'v A cautionary tale for all yau naughty pirates out there from issue 14 of the Grapevine disk magazine.
What exactly is Grapevine? Well it's probably one of the longest running, and most w idely respected disk magazines currently in circulation, and given the contents of Ihis diskzinc. I'm not surprised. It comes on three disks, all of which are full of interesting articles on subjects ranging from software piracy to posting E-Mail messages.
The highlights include an article by Allisler Brimble. Of the coding team cum software house Team
17. On creating music and sound effects for games, and features
on how lo have a number one hit. It's not just computer
stuff: there are also sections on comics, music, poetry and
how to speak Glaswegian.
NUMERIX NBSG315 This game bears a certain resemblance to Scrabble, but it's different enough to make it rather interesting and avoid any legal implications. Instead of letters, you've got to get the maximum score by placing differently WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE PAUL MATTHEWS: 11 Freyn Close. St Leonards- on-sea. East Sussex. TN38 9RG.
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is divided into two sections, and you can't put pieces on the outer part until you get more than 75 points.
You can play a friend or the computer, which plays a good game. There are four different boards included, all of which have a different theme, including a set of pieces based on various chips. It's written by two chaps. Gary Brown and Neal Boyd, using the AMOS programming language, and it's extremely good. 'If E SCARE 2 PATHFINDER PG161 This is version 2 of the game Escape. It’s a beat- the-clock type puzzle game, where you have to send your little man scurrying across a landscape, treading on certain squares which open doors, giving you a bonus life and teleporting you to another part of the
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There are a variety of levels, they're all tough and require a good deal of thought and a variety of approaches. It's only a demo version on this disk, but the full program Is well worth the fiver that author (Mark Page) asks for.
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'Y PgtS3 WAR very good Strategy 'arcade g*me*Y Pgt64 GAME TAMER 2 3 -oysbek teste' A 268 cneats*Y PG17a AMOS CRICKET Sna'ewa’e c' ket game t or 2p»* PG175 SPACETRAX 2 player snoot each other up g*me*Y PG178 MENTAL IMAGE 2 Tnree Eiceitent new games • PG181 STRIKEBALl Baseball type game done m Amos *Y PG1B2 ETHOS Simple graphical adventue S«nbad style*Y PG183 CATACOOMBS great DAD style game VG GFX *Y PGI84 FATAL MISSION Very good Shootemup game • PG189 SPACE RESCUE Super scramble like shoot em up'* PG190 TOP SECRET An ecelient quality platform game'* PG191 ACT OF WAR Now space strategy game' *Y
PG199 CASMFRUIT Nice fruit machine game' *Y PG200 ALL ROUNDER CRICKET New cricket game'*Y PG202 3 IRON CLADS Oood strategic war game'(2)Y PG204 THRALLBOUND T «t adventure with graph«s!*Y PG205 SOCCER CARDS Football managing g*me'-Y PG2’4 LEGEND OF lOTmian Superb Ultima type game"*Y PG2169 CLASH OF THE EMPIRES Super strategy'* Y PG220 MlCROMARKET vt 1 Good stockA snares game' *Y PG22’ OXYD Ron marbi to ditte»ent Staton*' • Y PG226 30 GAMES 3 games done m 3d construct on*Y PG227 IMP WALKER 3d walker shoot *m up A more *Y PG242 MR A MRS Great platform adventure game' *Y PG243 NIRVANA Cute speccy
type platform game' PG244 NUMERIX Very nice puzzla type game' *Y PG247 PICTURE TILES Nice picture puzzi* game • Y PG248 WILLY IN CASTLE OF DREAMS Fab ptatformert*Y PG249 LEEDINGS 5 level demo sharowaro gamo'*Y PG2S0 FRUIT SALAD Veiy nice platform game’ • Y ASSASSINS GAMES PACKS!
The best seiecfton of PD game* ever asjamftfatf anywhere now all autobool on A f 200' though nor st) game* w«n run)Somathing tor everyone1 Asl 1 Tan*. Rollerpede Avatn* AmgoxJs etc'* Asl 2 invaders Baky 2 Miss* e command etc'* Asi 3 Megabaii A Dr* Superb gamepack1 *Y Asl 4 Frogger Go Moku.Cracker Jumpy etc'* Asl 6 Raid. Oo Loofy A Retafcator*Y Asl 6 Pacman Downh.iichailenge Weiitn* etc'* Asl 7 Moonbate. Tni.Nrghhwprka Claudarunnar Asl 8 A race2.Hbali.Snakepit A Numberfumbler’* Asl 9 Features Battle pong A Blizzard’ • Y Asl tO Escape Pipeline. Pickoul A Sy*'* Asl tl Dad. Conne* Roverai Towars
A Trippm- Asl 12 Llamatron. Car. Powerpong XFI Fab"* Asl 13 Twintns. Squamblo.Block it.Ball etc!* Asl 14 ChinaChallenge? A Amiga Column*'* Asl 15 Batllecar* Latin* A Mambamove'Y Asl 16 Wastelands. Mission X.Deiiemna Pacman *Y Asl 17 Tomcat. Detenda. Jalman Bugbiaster* ASI 18 Manry in Panic Skyttyer Omega race'* Y Asl 19 Growth Frant F.eddy Biplane A more'* * ASI 20 Microbe* Hollywood tmna Com drop • Asl 21 Zeus Tettn. Battlements A Dragont.ia**Y ASI 22 Lemmmgoids.W ry* quest Duel Moutnm*n-Y Asl 23 Quick money BlP mterteron Arcada* Asl 24 Revenge of camels Du* Croak 3dmaz etc'* Asl 25 Mr Bnck
Copper.hemaroids.E Type* Asl 26 Superpacman 92 Smathtv Ashido System 4etc* ASI 27 Addictive card games Really good!*Y ASI 28 Doody. DrMano, invadar*?. Madbomber2* ASI 29 DOG. Rome. Nova. B-Bal Ala* Ouadrn* ASI 30 Bounce A Blast. Total Fite Tank attack'* Asl 31 Arazmaz.Crazy p»pa. Revolution etc'* ASI 32 BM b. Sector one A Firefighter' • Asl 33 Hyperban A War' 2 good games* Asl 34 Trailblater. Yelp. Obic Ru*hour« • Ast 35 Pomg.Snakep 1.Cyberneti» Jump n roltt-Y ASI 36 Mother lode Wonderland. Kong Tactu- Asl 37 Kiaktns Ghostship. Pace*’ etc'* ASI 38 One on One BaKJy Skyftya'2 Transplant’ Asi 39
Lois of card games on this d sk' • Asl 40 D.*k fu« Of Skdmg puZZW g*me*'*Y Asl 41 Pacman deiuia Heifion* Leap il etc* Asi 42 Gaiaga. Intuder atari Dogs m space'* Asl 43 Interlock Rouiatta OctotheHo etc'* Asi 44 Nibbier Mouse Impossible.Roll on etc* Asl 45 Dtns.Paccheese B Cattle Teserae etc* Asl 46 Amiga Q. City .Checkers. Ouch etc' • Y Asl 47 Elevation. Furmyre.Cravo.Arena' • Y Asl 48 Point to pomt.Psycho santa etc’ *Y ASI 49 Dealhbnngor in space Sue 1*2 etc!*Y Asi 50 Euphonon.Roach Motel.BaMJers grove' *Y ASI 51 lamer*, fighting Warrior Shapes! *Y ASI 52 Rocksiide Mouthman. A Nu' • Asl 53
Vanus Invaders.Mastermind etc! • Y ASI 54 Serene Serene II A Car Wars' • Y Asl 55 Ck-tri* Pacatac A Asteroids' • Y Asi 56 Stormeagie Extreme Voience A Toes'*Y Asl 57 Poo poo Dommoes DiZZy diamonds Squirm*Y ASI 58 Super ra J 4 Magnatrcm A Maie*sae’*Y Asl 59 Turbo thrust GX2CO A leedmg*' *Y ASI 60 P-pe master2 Alien Hunter A Checkers' *Y Asl 61 Ratbesnake Running Chaser Scud biaster*V ASI 62 Pipel.ne2 Ma em.n A Up and Oown ' *Y PU191 lANDBUHDER fractal land generator*Y PU192 SID 2 Get this ' directory uW 111 MEQAfY PU197 MOBED 2 Dpaint for Sprites A bobs*Y PU198 VIDEO WIPES Mask* A fades Dpaint
3 4 *Y PU202 CYCLOPS Weird Plasma fractal creator ' *Y PU203 SCOPE 184 util* A dtps for Ppage Y PU205 PC TASK Wicked PC Emulator Get rt H! *Y PU207 MUITISID Combme SID2 A UuMot(PC-AMlQA).Y PU208 ASI HANDYTOOIS 3 mega compitation of ut.i* Y PU209 FREO FISH CATALOGUE COMam* FlSH 1 680 *Y PU211 AMIGA PUNT A h0r»e race pred t.ng program'-Y
• V PU212 PERM CHECK PLUS a pool* pred t«n prog Y PU213 RACE
RATER Another h©f*e rac g program" *Y PU215 CAPTiONATOR Supen
sharewa'e video Mfcng'*Y PU219 WBHACKS* CO«ectv n of hack* for
• owner** Y PU221-225 8 COLOR ICONS Hundreds Of new icon* *Y
PU22A 7 C-EYES FONTS For use in Dpaint WB etc (2)*Y PU229 JPEG
24 b t graphics compress-on ut» disk' *Y PU230 MORE PRINTER
DRIVERS new printer dr.ver*'*Y PU231 5 PAGESTREAM FONTS 5 disks
super fonts'* 5)Y PU238 7 SCOPE 197 8 Adobe type fonts. 2
d;sks fu"' *Y PU238 9 M O R C Mouse operated rune c»*ter.orade
l* PU240 FREECOPY VI 4 powerful disk copying pr0graml*Y PU24t
CALORIE BASE Useful for people on a d«et'*Y PU243 ASPICE C"Cuit
analysis prog-am-.Y PU244 BON APPETIT Th 4 a recipe database
program'.v PU245 256 C MANUAL Latest versxjn on 12 disks' (12)
*Y PU257 81 PAGESTREAM FONTS 2nd set o'fonts’*Y PU262 RICHARD
SMEOLEY COMP n Mortgages etc'*» PU263 LYAPUNOV Fabulous A
unusual fractals"*v PU2A4Z8 OUTLINE FONTS Fo' Pro pagevS ONLY Y
PU272 GOLF RECOROER Daubase fo* god scores'* v PU273 PC- AMIGA
Similar to Messys*d • docs’* Y PU274 TRONlCAD V1 0 Ei clron
c*rcud desgn’.Y PU278 GELIGNITE FONTS IV Yes more Iff fonts!
PU279 V MORPH Yes finally a PD morphmg prog'!* Y PU280 POOLS WIZAR0 Poots pred-ction.save d.sabied*Y PU282 Asl MUITIVISION 2 imageiab.Watp A mo'e.*uper*Y PU283 CYCLING MILEAGE RECORDER Useful' *Y PU284 DART MACHINE Dart score recorder' • PU285 WORKBENCH 3 BACKGROUNDS. 1200 ONLY' ANIMATIONS PA033 BUSY BEE A TREE FROG ANIMS Super animt' *Y PA036 CX1 SPACESHIP Spaceship c-'des a giobe’*Y PA048 GYMNAST ANIMATION Sw.ng.ng on ba'S' *V PA039 ERIC S AMY VS WALKER Cule A se*y' 1 5M v PA040 ERIC S BATMAN vs JOKER Very funny"'*Y PA042 ERIC S COYOTE STRIKES BACK img too' • PA043 ERIC S MORE AEROTOONS Very
wfl. Ml* Y PA045 ERIC S STEALTHY ll Mg-29 vs Stealth, '*Y PA053 4 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Tr©n anm-at-on* PA056 MAGICIAN II Good RT animabon*Y PA060 NEWTONS CRADLE p*us F19 A ro k.ng cha.r*Y PA072 THE JUGGLER A ciass-c amga demo'* Y PA074 THE WALKER vs The Hebcopter • Mega '• Y PA075 THE WALKER vs A2000 A dass-c ! • Y PA085 JET ANIMATION Fractal Fight but belter' *Y PA086 FRACTAL ANIMATION full screen low flying amm*Y PA091 3 GAS TURBINE. STEAM A PETROL ENGINE (3)*Y PA094 AMY JOGS.WALKS A SNEEZES by E Schwartz’ *Y PA095 HOW TO RUN INTO A WALL by Enc Schwartz' *Y PA097 SMALL STATION AT KHERNE New 1mg
ver*-on*Y PA099 ATF AOUITY new ES them, very w«ty at usual*Y PA100 VTOL CONTEST Check oul this new ES amm 1 *Y PA101 DOLPHIN DREAMS Great Dolph*n an n' • Y PA 103 4 KINGFISHER 2 Superb txd ammation*'* Y PA 104 7 THE JOURNEY Fab fractal p s A an«ht(2(*Y PA108 DESERT OOO Guy hnds e cream van m desen*Y PA 109 SATURN ORBIT Ray traced hght around Salum-Y Pal 18 3 SCHWARTZ Skydn-e.Soh landing A bomber* *Y Pai 19 STEAM ANIMATION V2 0 Now with sound' *Y PA 120 TWO STROKE PETROL ENGINE Super an.m*Y PA 121 30 10 disk set Steve Packer amms!(l200 ONLY) PA 121 BOAT ANIM Colourful onim.fatt on 1200'*Y
PA122 3 TMUNDERBlRDS ANIM Nice animation! (2)*Y PA124 ANIM COMP lOmmi animatxjn* compilation' *Y AGATRON AGA01 REO LOTUS Spinning down the road FantasK l»V AGA03 STAR TREK - Shuttle fly past • Great 1 1m *Y AGA09 STAR WARS - Fghter fty by. .mprettive 1m *Y AQA10 STAR TREK - Enterprise m dry dock lncred©le*Y AGA23 FLEET MANOEVRE Stunntf-g an.mabon' 1m *Y AGA24 KUH PEN an-mabon A Pmg pong Great' 1m *Y AGA25 THE RUN a superb car chase img *Y AGA31 PORSCHE amm r mg out o' table 1 mg *Y AGA35 SPACE PROBE great anim o' probe zoom g o»f.Y AGA36 BIRO OF PREY, looo the loop animation 1m *Y AGA37 TOBIAS
GOES KNACKERS -Check th.t out» 1m *Y AGA38 TOTALLY WICKED ' Shuttle A Enterprise (2 MEO)JY AGA39 53 AGATRON SPECIAL' Yes. A 15 disk anim'*Y AGA64 6? AGATRON SPECIAL' a 9 d.sk an.m, fan* onty.Y POWERANIMS PPO01 2 ANTI LEMMINGS (2) Thu •» Brilliant! 2M PP003 AT THE MOVIES Cute amm of Amy equirrei t 5M*Y PP008 10 BUZZED (3) Great arum ot wa*p crashing' 2M PP011 12 DATING GAME (2) Very witty'. Get 1 3 SM' PP018 GULF WAR Another ES production' Good ?M' Y PP021 24 LANDING 4) TobA* R hter poweramm 4M PP025 27 STATION AT KHARN (3) Incredible 2M demo Y PP040 43 AT THE MOVIES « (4) H-anouS f 1mg-3mg
PP044 4S AMY V WALKER II (2) Another witty ES demo 3M PP046 SWEET REVENGE Coyote v* Roadfunner I 1 Smg*Y PP050 UNSPORTING W ked aerotoon b, Schwartz* 2M Y PP051 2 CHARLY CAT Super Shwartzkke cartoon' 2mg Y PP0S3 4 CHARLY CAT AT THE BEACH 2nd fab amm 2mg'Y PP055 6 APC MISSION Superb waiter & tank bait* 3mg* PP057 9 CHARLY CAT CATCHES A CANARY Fab' 3MG PP060 3 CHARLY CAT MOUSTERMlND Qreatl 3 5MG PP064 DUNCAN DUNG BEETLE Unusual 2mg animation! Y PP065 6 CHARLY CAT SNOWJOKE Latest amm 2mg • Y PP067 9 SPEED LIMIT 3mg motorcycle race! • Y (3) PP070 1 LEMMINGS REVENGE Very amjsmg amm' 2mg Y PP072 3
TALES OF A TIME TRAVELLER Super movie 3mg' PP074 6 G 1 SPY 3mg amm horn charie cat author' (3) PP077 84 THE HAUNTED Tremendous ammat*on.3mg'(8) ppoes THE AD Strange swartzkke an-mabon' 3mg (3) PP04M SPORTING DOO DOO N e new an nabon' 2mg(2) PP090 1 ROADHOG ANIM Very tunny 2rrg an-na» .n'(2)Y DEMOS PD005 AMOS 3D DEMO Snows some great effects'* Y PD018 CHAOS ROCK Fab ight snow with fractal*'* PD076 PlASMUTEX Wrid coope' & plasma effects'* PD068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely brttantf* Y PD130.'34 ALCATRAZ ODDESSY Awesome" Ok on 500*1 PD154 DECAY GET FROGGED Fab dancing frog! *Y PD159 ANARCHY IN
THE KITCHEN Some good FX Fab!* PD164 DESIRE MENACE Good Psycho rave demo • Y PD165 DARK DEMON Mega new demo get H* Y PD170 PIECE OF MIND Good 3D vector effects • Pdt7i 2 SHENTS EXPOSE(2) incredible Get * »• v PD177 8 TRSl TIME ZONE New. Some good efiects'*Y PD181 CINEMORPH Fab morphmg o' 4 faces' lmbchip'*Y PD182 SPACEBAll Absolutely bnB.needs imeg crxp'*Y PD183 DIGITAL LETHAL EXIT Good vectors demo' *Y PD1B4 ANDROMEDA MiNDRlOT Very good vector demo' Y PD 185-6 ANOROMEOA MIRROR Fab Mu* & G'*ph s'*Y MUSIC DISKS PM001 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES 100 fab 64 tunes'* PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four
WICKED songs* Y PM012 AMIGADEUS CLASSICAL E-ne Klemer etc • Y PM022 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC Bach Hande' etc *Y PM027 D-MOB MuSiC 3 House musrc remix, good' • PM030 34 DIGITAL CONCERTS 2-6 Excellent house dance PM035 DIGITAL OEBUSSY Fab Rob Baxter conversions'*Y PM036 DIGITAL OEBUSSYll class* Debussy mu**!* Y PM058 MAG FIEIOS CHIP FESTIVAL Fu* of chip mu**'*Y PM059 MANIACS OF NOISE Thi* .* bnlfcant'* PM082a.*82b VIVALOl • FOUR SEASONS (2) V Good '• Y PM090 91 MOZART HORN CONCERTO 4 by H Gammon- Y PM092 PtANO TUNES Nme p-ano songs- good • Y PM 122 4 PLAYSIO 2 (3) You must get this "!*! -Y ®M 125
PLAYSIO me RoOHubbard Man.acsOfNo.se • V PM137 KEFRENS MEGAMIX II Very good " dance muS '* PM150 OESKTOP HARPSICHORO RECITAL C a»s « • Y PU 153 BIZE KILL OA BABE 6 tracks of 'ave mu* " • pm 154 PULSE Yet. Puisatmg rave mu* agam" . Y PM 155 VINE 0 RAVE 5 more good rave tracks'" *Y PM 157 8 HEATBEAT UPOATE 9 great songs here- Y PM 160 FUSION MATRIX 5 rave type tracks'* Y PM t6i CYBERNETIX 19 songs packed on 1 disk!* PMI62 MORE MED TUNES Fab tunes by Alex Starrex-Y PM 183 OCTASTUFF Some good 8 track tunes' * Y PM 184 OCTAROCK 3D More 8 track & 3d graphics’*Y PM 165 6 NUTCRACKER SUITE Super
rendibon'* Y PM167 8 JESUS ON ES Crazy rave music demo' *(2) PM 169 BRAINSTORM MUSICLAND Nice muse d-sk’ PM 170 2 LUNATICS INFINITE DREAMS Great mu*tc'(3)*Y PM 173 CDTV MUSIC Super graph** & sound. 8 tracks' SLIDESHOWS PS002 ADVANCE HAM Reaif, stunmng - Y PSO13 BORN TO BE FREE *Hd animals *Y PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE Superb See these - PS045 KELLY S S Some Qua«ty HAM p*tures *Y PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM 640x512 4096 color p s- PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM Nik Wiikams Superb qua'.ty • PS072 SUPER HAM CARS This it a must-Mega- Y PS086 SONIC 5 Superb D-HAM 4096 colour p t* PS 103 DYNAMIC HIRES 2. 4 fantast*
quakly p*tu'es- PS107 ALCATRAZ MUSEUM 18 super quality draw.ng*1* PS112 3 SEALIFE PlCS Superb undersea p*ture*l*Y PSH4 GRAFIX VOL 1 Nice hand drawn pictuf«*!*Y MUSIC UTILS PT001 ALGORYTHMS Create we-d m«J. Tunes PT002 ART OF MED Excellent I* Y PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR 250 patches 1 • PT009 Ki IFF SAMPLES Fabulous samples - PT011 KAWAI KI ed4or for patch changes' PT012 KAWAI K4 ed tor at above’ PT013 MED 3 2 Exceaert mu** teq • Y PT015 MIDI OlSK Varmu* m j, *tu*f • PT020 ST-01 - ST-10 Sample* R.ng for deta s PT021 SOUNOTRACKER 2 6 ExceSent. Ok plus-Y PT025 6 7 8 ST-90 93 SAMPLES Studo quairty* Y
PT029 YAMAHA 0X7 VOICE FILER for 0X7 Synth*' PT030 YAMAHA 0X7 VOICE SORTER for the above ' PT031 2 3 ST-87 89 3 disk* fuH l*Y PT034 5 ST-97 & 98 More sample* !»Y PT037 PROTRACKER 3 I THE LATEST VERSION"* Y PT038 YAMAHA DXIOO TXBtZ. OX27.DX11 & FBOl editor* PT040 OCTAMED Vi 8 channel MED sequencer- PT041 NOISEPLAYER 4 0 Multitasking module player* PT042 START IFF SAMPLES Superb ' Get this di*k'*Y PT043T5 HOUSE SAMPLES 3 disks fu« of house sample*' PT046 AUDIO MAGIC3 Super tracker* d-tk. Ok on 1200*Y PT047 AUDIO MAGIC4 More Superb muS* program*' • Y PT048 52 MODULES 5 disk* of large m«nc
moduWa'-Y PT053 S7 METAL MODULES 5 d-*ks heavy rock meta.' *Y AMOS PD AP0036 AMOS UPATER LATEST VERSION NOW.! 36 • Y APOl !5 BALLOONACY Bomb the buildings f V AP0237 SHAPES Excellent kids game -Y AP0257 CASSETTE LABELLER * MIXED SOURCE-Y AP0271 WIZARDS DOMAIN graphical adventure* Y AP0347 NOTEBOOK & SHOPPING LIST Easy to use !* Y APD363 FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE lato*t vertion-Y APD373 COMPILER 1 36 UPDATE LATEST compiler l-Y APD382 AMOS HANGMAN Good ver*.on of the game' • Y APD385 CHASER RATTLESNAKE & MAZEMAN Gamet-Y APD445 WEEDIE Kill al' the weeds game' -Y APD451 NODDY.S PLAYTIME Educabona'
demo' *Y APD4S8 TOP OF THE LEAGUE Footoai: marager'-Y APD466 AMOS PRO UPDATER VI 1 JuSt m"" -Y NEW!
PG251 PARADOX I WHITE RABBIT Demo* of ClR-Y PG252 ATOMS A n e puzze game' *Y PG253 4 ZALYCON Shoot em up space game'(2) *Y PE034 WORLD GEOGRAPHY Qute utefu! W*' *Y PE035 KIDS DISKI Super 10 learn reading' -Y PB032 PAY ADVICE Keep record Of paytUp*' *Y PB033 A BASE A shareware database program' *Y PU288 INSCRIPT Program for Video Btftng! *Y PU287 NUMPAD Numer* keypad emuiatmn'i600 ONLY) PU288 ENGINEERS KIT Test your Amga system' *Y PU289 AUDIO ANIMATION STUDIO Create your own' *Y PU290 TACK ANIMATION CONSTRUCTION KIT Good' *Y PU291 1200 WORKBENCH HACKS Useful utrts' Y PU292 1200 UTILS1 G * 6
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CLE 18 WORK A Pi AY There aie three educational games on this disk. CLICK CLOCK is a dock program to help children learn the tun*. FUNTlME TABLES is a program lot learning th* muibpVcatx n tab* s. And bna»y LETS GO SHOPPING t*ach*s ch.kjrgn tmpi* mutbpfccatmn A dnnson' V*ry colourful and attract v educational disk! Comes on 1 disk pnced 3 50 • I CLE 19 PLAY IT SAFE This program teach** *af*ty m th* horn* or outdoor*' H*lp Teddy make your horn*
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£29.95 inc VAT Sidmouth Software PO BOX 7, SIDMOUTH, DEVON EX 10 OTD TELEPHONE 0395 67073 This is the second animation from Andrew Shephard, who created the Desert Do-Doo animation reviewed in AF42. Set at the 1996 Olympic Games, Sportin' shows a now grown-up Do-Doo attempting to impress a curvy young girl by throwing the hammer... right out of the stadium, and into orbit.
There are some neat touches to the anim, such as ihe cry from the Statue of Liberty as Do-Doo flies past and brushes her dress, revealing a pair of pink knickers. There arc many areas, though, that could be improved: the main Do-Doo character is rather pixel- lated, and should be smoothed out slightly to create a more 'cartoony' feel; also, the use of the Holli character (albeit called Shirley' in the anim). And the company names are a bit dodgy - the author should lake care not to tread on anyone's toes.
SPORTIN' DO-DOO MBS, DISKS P086 & PQ87 Aha, it's that time again when Andy Nuttall helps you enjoy all that's good about graphics and sound on the Amiga. We have much to celebrate, for PD Demo Zone is proud to herald the return of a famous, American PD animator whose name rhymes with hysteric... DUAL ISLAND Ah yes, it's another Vista anim, but this one is possibly NBS, DISK POSO the most impressive so far. Rendered in 24-bit. Then converted using Rend 24, the anim is a fly-around a Wifa-generated island, in a figurc-of-cight fashion. It's particularly good because it demonstrates well the
dynamics of flying - that is. As you go round comers Ihe view banks in a very realistic way.
It's only a quarter-screen in size, so we've been able to feature four of the shots here - but it's worth a look to see what is possible using Vista and an animation package such as PPAnim.
163 doesn't get very far because of the persistent callers at the door, and that's where the fun starts.
In true Baz Norman-style I won’t spoil the story, but take It from me that it's one of Eric’s finest yet.
Excellent storyboard, well-used sound FX and those unmlstakeable cute graphics which have become his trademark make up a brilliant anlm.
Nice one Eric, let's 'ave another one.
JUNE 1993 QUALITY TIME TTTTT TELESCAN, DISKS 1-A REQUIRES 5 MB My goodness, after all the time away from the animation scene, I was beginning to think that we'd never see Eric Schwartz again. Just to prove me wrong, though, In pops four disks entitled Quality Time, and grabs the attention of everyone in the Amiga Format office.
A 5Mb monster, Quality Time lasts for a full six minutes, and stars Flip the Frog and Amy Squirrel In their latest adventure. Following Patrick Black's rip-off animation Back From The Beach, which we never featured in Demo Zone because the characters were directly stolen from Schwartz anims, ES has created a proper story for what happens when Flip 'n' Amy get back from the beach (or anywhere else for that matter).
OK, so It’s about Flip trying to get off with Amy, so admittedly the story does Involve some kissing and groping, but as with other Schwartz anims it's all done very tastefully. Anyway, he Snow Joke is the fifth in a line of anims involving the Charley Cat character created by Anthony Whitaker.
It's also one of the worst pun-titles we've ever heard at Demo Zone, but there you go.
As you may guess, the story is about snow - lots of it - and the on-going relationship between Charley and his girlie. As always with love stories there is a jealous third party looking on (who we will call Dastardly for want of a better name) who's willing to do anything to be with the woman of his dreams. In this case, he tries to dispose of Charley while he’s skiing and while he's ice-skating, but is foiled both times.
Snow Joke is a laugh because it has some real cutesy characters and a good storyboard - which is important for an animation to stand up on its own. If I were to pick up on one point, then it would be Dastardly - he just looks too cute now and again, and you begin to feel sorry for him. That's a small point though - nice one Anthony.
Continued overleaf PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS Tj NBS, DISK D819 This demo by Team Hoi is notable only because it's the first A1200-only demo Amiga Format has seen. It uses 256-colour mode graphics to create some pretty and hypnotic patterns, but to be honest we've seen it all before. When the Amiga first came out we saw PD demos with lots of nice coloured lines swirling about the screen, and this harks back to them, only with an Improved colour palette. So If you're expecting to see a demo which shows off the power of your new Amiga, you'll be disappointed.
That doesn't mean that Planet Groove Isn't an interesting demo, though.
On the contrary, it shows that some demo coders already have AGA Amigas.
And they are beginning to use them - which can only be good for the future of the machine. Let's see some more!
Created using the Imagine and Vista programs, the Cynostic AGA slideshow is a set of four piccies using the new screen modes of the A1200 and A4000. The first is a converted 24-bit Wsfa screen, showing a view of a snow-capped mountain, some trees and a very realistic cloud formation. The third shows a ray-traced ship sailing on the sea, with a nice ripple on the surface of the water, a nicely detailed ship and again reallstic-looking clouds.
The fourth is an Imagine-arg view of a living room, containing a chair, a table, a lamp, a bizarre fireplace and a picture of the Esso tiger hanging on the wall. The best, also rendered on Imagine, is the second pic (below), a twisted glass skull overlayed on to a blue cloudy sky. It's imaginative and stands out from the crowd of AGA slideshows currently appearing on the PD scene.
164 OMEGA II JUNE 1993 1 7 BTT, DISKS 2401 A, B & C "Plink, plink, fin..."; "Eou, the anticipation."Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please." [What? Id.)
CYNOSTIC PD, DISK The latest demo from Melon Dezlgn is a singledisk slideshow, set to music, with 22 pictures showing a range of styles. The graphics, drawn by Mack, are totally excellent - he obviously has a good eye for detail In various different resolutions.
The styles range from fantasy, with a few semi-naked females depicted in monochrome hires, to futuristic, with a couple of space scenes and a good Mars surface piccy. Through to downright odd - see the Amiga picture on the right! A great set of slides, showing a lot of imagination, with a jangly soundtrack to boot. Superb.
Subtitled Downtown. This demo by PMC is a trip through a strange, faceless 3D city. As you tour around the buildings you are treated lo the odd 3D scene, including a subway train and a Ferrari being chased by a police car. To keep the action on-screen the 'roving' camera pans around them as they move.
It's quite last, with a good frame-ratc even on an A 61X1, and a great deal of depth is achieved by moving the camera quickly around the buildings.
The best part of the demo is situated near a square in the city where there is a huge Pepsi logo on the side of a building. The doomy soundtrack swells up. And then large spotlights come on before a ghostly figure of Michael Jackson appears and performs a moonwalk.
Moody, with nice 3D graphics creating a good sense of atmosphere. Excellent. 'Tj TOR 1 O DEMOS OF THE MONTH Just so that you know what's In and what's not we ask a Public Domain library to tell us what their Top 10 selling disks are this month... NBS
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Why does it sometimes go horribly wrong? Here's Pat McDonald with some reasoned explanation to all your queries... FROM: GREGORY ROSS, WEST YORKSHIRE I am a total newcomer to computing. I now realise that I should have amassed more information on the subject before I started. I was persuaded by all my
• computer hufT colleagues to purchase a CDTV system last
December - a good decision, given its potential for the future.
However. I am very disappointed to find that most of the best 1Mb software w ill simply not run on my I Mb CDTV - Amiga Formal only serves to whet my appetite for items that I cannot use. The feature in the March issue ahout opening the machine and pulling hits out here and there is not something (hat I would really like to try. But I would like to know more about my Amiga, so here are some questions... 11 If I buy a I Mb chip R AM upgrade (on top of the £500 I have already paid) will I be able to run software such as Formula One Grand Prixl CD-ROM WONDERS FROM: NIALL PORTER. THURSO First,
just a couple of points. I do hope Commodore release an Amiga with a 68060 CPU as soon as possible. Second. I have just got an AS70 CD-ROM drive tor my A500 Plus and It's great. My advice to anyone who is considering upgrading to a CD- based system is to go ahead and do Itl There is enough decent software around at the moment to see us through until the really good stuff appears, like Psygnosis' Microcosm, and CDTV Sports Football. If you find it hard to justify buying an A570 just for playing CD titles, remember that it does plenty of other things to make it a worthwhile purchase. You can
plug extra RAM Into It. And you may be able to expand it with products such as IDE hard drives, network nodes and SCSI adaptors. Now, here are some questions.
1) In the A570 manual, it says that it is possible to fit an
extra 2Mb of fast RAM, but it misses out the details. What
sort of chips do I buy? How do I do It?
The connector inside the A570 does not let you plug in RAM chips directly. Instead, some sort of memory board is necessary. As far as I am aware, these boards are not available yet and Marcus Bullingham ol ZCL was "not optimistic" about the chances of them being on sale in the foreseeable future. I think that It will be late autumn at the very earliest before any appear - unless, of course, anyone out there is already selling them unbeknown to everyone. Please write in and let me know if you have seen them!
I don't know. Having a 1.3 Amiga with 2Mb of chip RAM - what you would have - is always dodgy, because 1.3 wasn't designed to have I Mb of chip RAM.
Let alone 2Mb. However, this addition docs add much more compatibility than it removes. The reason for this is that the CD drive lakes over 64K of chip RAM away from you before you have started. So adding more chip RAM certainly helps, but you do find the occasional (usually fairly old) game like Wings that doesn't like it.
CDTV is beset by two problems. First, it was originally billed as "not being a computer". It was designed as an expensive bit of hi-fi stack. This meant a lot of traditional developers shied away from it. So there's not much in the w ay of expansions on offer.
The second problem is that many people do not lest thoroughly for CDTV compatibility. These two factors combine to form a vicious circle: because expansions are rare, prices arc out of proportion in comparison to other computers.
One way of getting better compatability with Amiga software on a CDTV is to disable the CD drive itself.
This can be done by fitting a switch across the JPI5 jumper on the CDTV motherboard. If you're not sure how to do this you can buy an assembled switch, wire and jumper set up from C.D. Free, call them on 0388 813661. It costs £12.99. which includes fitting instructions and postage.
£12.99 isn't cheap for w hat you get. But for the ability lo use most Amiga software, it's a bargain.
2) Is It possible to plug an IDE drive like those found in
A600HDS Into the back expansion port, or will it need an IDE
controller?
You will need a controller but no one makes them yet.
You can fit the SCSI interface for a CDTV into the back, and have an external SCSI hard drive, but this interface doesn't fit property - it sticks out of the back of the A570. It costs £99.95 from ZCL, or £250 if you want a black SCSI hard drive too.
3) When is the 'good' CD material going on sale?
There have been many rumours about the future of Amiga CD. Many people seem to think that a dramatic increase in power is necessary to boost the capabilities sufficiently: such uncertainty makes people reluctant to launch new products. My own view is that no one exploited the potential of the basic CDTV system, and that this should be done before new systems appear.
4) Can I plug a high-density floppy disk drive into my A500 Plus?
Can this be fitted on the inside?
In theory, you can plug external high density floppies into an A500+, but I am more doubtful about internal ones. There are Commodore kits for A1500s A2000s (the A2015) and the A3000 (the A3015) but these are both internal and require Kickstart 2 or later. There does appear to be a couple of externals in the pipeline, notably from KCS and Power Computing. Contact Bitcon Devices (091-490 1919) or Power (0234 843388) for more up to date details.
2) If nut, will the proposed fast RAM upgrade mentioned in the
March issue help at all?
The 'proposed fast RAM upgrade' turned out to be a prototype accelerator card for the CDTV - a 68020 with some 32-bit fast RAM on it. While giving yet more compatibility (because of the fast RAM) having a 68020 will introduce incompatibility problems. Il is not in production at the time of writing, but may become available from ZCL in future.
3) I am currently using my CDTV through a I’AI, television.
Flight of the Intruder doesn't work. I have been advised that
if I buy a Commodore monitor (more expense!) This will solve
the problem. Is this true?
No. If you have a TV or monitor with a vertical hold control, then that can make a difference with some programs that alter the display rate (if you don't adjust the screen, the picture keeps jumping). But having to buy a particular make of monitor sounds like the old garden path to me.
167 STILL SWAPPING FROM: MIKE NUNEZ. CLAPHAM I have a 1Mb A500 and have always hated disk swapping, Zoo . My latest purchase, finally Continued overleaf JUNE 1993
5) That script file in the December issue for automatically
printing files when dragged to an icon didn't work for me. I
was really careful when typing in the scripts - was there an
error?
Sorry it didn't work for you. But are you sure you got the type of icon right for the printer? It should have been a drawer type icon.
6) Where Is Arexx? I get a Workbench 2 Amiga for it and I can't
find it anywhere!
Run RexxMast. Just dump it into your WBStartup drawer and forget about it. Get a good book on it, like Mastering Amiga Arexx by Bruce Smith (0923 894355).
Convinced me lo invest in a second drive - a Roctec.
This has speeded up a lot of operations, hut 7.ool doesn't recognise it! It only seems to recognise the first disk drive!
1) Is there a fault?
No. It's just the way the game is programmed.
2) If not. Why doesn't Xool recognise the second drive? Surely it
couldn't be too difficult, and it does spoil what is otherwise
an excellent game.
I suspect for simplicity. The simpler you make some parts of a program, the more graphics and sounds you can fit in. If the Amiga's other drive can be used (and remember, some second drives aren't even DPI) then the program and memory buffers lo load and save stuff can get a lot bigger.
31 Are there any PI) programs which will force a game to utilise other drives?
None that will work in this case. I think. Utilities have a job affecting games like Zool that turn off the operating system to get maximum speed and have absolute control.
168 JUNE 1993 shareware utility or two. Notably VisionVed by Andrew Smith, that can turn IFF 24bit true colour images into HAM-8 images.
5) When is the AGA version of AMOS Prolessional being released?
December, I believe, with the compiler being released a month or two later.
6) Is there a PD utility that works on the A1200 that can switch
off some of the chip RAM to give better compatibility?
I've never seen one that worked all the time.
Al 200 BLUES FROM:COLIN MACLEAN. AYRSHIRE Since buying an A1200 a couple of months ago I have enjoyed using it - although not to its fullest potential! Here are some questions.
1) Why does it take so long to reset? I am often worried that If
I reset half way through loading something (easy to misjudge)
then I’ll damage a disk. Do they all take that long to reset?
Yes they do. Disks are rarely corrupted by resetting if your computer is just loading information from a disk. It's more common while saving information.
2) Why do A1200s with a hard disk take longer to reset than ones
without? I am not talking about loading Workbench, I’m talking
about loading Kickstart.
Because the A1200 has to see if the hard drive Is available. A hard drive takes a while to spin up to operating speed. Even as it Is. Some hard drives don't work on the A1200 because they take too long to get going, and the A1200 gives up waiting.
3) Is anybody going to do some extra Data types for use with
Workbench 3 programs like Multiview? I notice it can't play
animations yet.
Probably. Workbench additions are a bit like buses - you don't see one for hours and then three turn up at once.
4) Having just discovered the PD Rend24, I noticed it can output
HAM-E pictures. Are these the same format as HAM-8 pictures?
Are there any utilities to translate between the two?
No. They are not the same. However, ASDG software like An Depanment Prolessional 2 and MorphPlus can convert between the two formats There is also a Color- Controls ' 8£» t anc t rig 8ither: Off Palette Image Operators Text V i r.u.l I Execute Op Image Informal ion Co lor W: 32B H: 512 Both Art Department Professional and MorphPlus can convort between HAM-1, 24-bit true colour IFF and HAM8 graphic modes. Some shareware can do similar functions.
41 I've been try ing to load some sound samples from a disk into NoiseTracker. I recorded the samples using Technosound Turbo, but I can't seem to get NoiseTracker to see them - I put in the disk, click on load sample, click on DEO: or DEI: but no list of samples appears. How do I do it?
First, the disk with your samples on must be called STOO (ST zero zero). Second, your samples have to be in a drawer called Instruments. It's just down to the way that although I appreciate it has probably been superseded by the A600 and A1200.
NoiseTracker looks at a disk.
5) NoiseTracker is difficult to use. I disagree with the author
saying "it was written for our purposes - too bad if you have
any problems." Surely Public Domain stuff should be as easy to
use as commercial programs to make PI) as accessible as
possible? That way there's competition to force commercial
prices down.
Maybe, maybe not. The great thing about NoiseTracker is that the authors included some source code for playing the tracks from inside other programs. In other words, it's a utility for programmers to hand out to musicians, rather than what a professional musician would use just to write pure music.
GETTING TO THE GAME FROM: RICHARD BASHFORD.
SOUTH CROYDON The system I have is an A1500. When I bought it I was told it was the same as the A500 apart from the obvious features of twin disk drives and space Tor a hard drive inside. However. I have been unable to play Slreelfighier 2 on my machine due to something I believe is called a ‘copperlist crash' and have been told by US Cold that this is because the A1500 suffers incompatibility problems with some software.
I had never heard of this prohlem before and wonder if there is a way around it? Also, do you think if there are prospective problems then they could be highlighted more in your magazine? After all, there is still a fair amount of support for this type of Amiga.
Because the A2000 was billed as a serious Amiga, most hardware and software assumes that it has at least been upgraded with I or 2Mb of memory. If you don't do this, (hen an awful lot of stuff won't work.
Also, is fitting a hard drive in the machine easy for a novice? Would it invalidate my warranty?
It is fairly easy to do - if you can use a screwdriver.
Such expansions just slot in. Fitting such a card does not usually invalidate your warranty, because that’s what the machine was designed for. But do check first.
JUST BOOT UR FROM: FRANK WJJESINGHK. LONDON I've bought an Aft(H)HI). I'm not familiar with computers but I have managed some operations by studying the manuals. My problem is that I don't know enough about AmigaDOS commands.
Any way, my computer never goes straight to the Workbench. Instead, it displays the usual "Copyright Commodore" message, the Kickstart and Workbench version numbers, and then says: Copy file - not executable After that, up comes the program for selecting a keymap. I select a kcymap. Then up comes that of Co I on O MRU | Sort Hu tept' Rod Exec u Ij * tept SSWHfR1' ' I C»rxce I message again, before Workbench loads. If I don't select a keymap, Workbench loads any way. W hat do I have to do to make Workbench load ASAP?
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... What is happening is that Workbench thinks that it can t copy the copy program. Try typing this into a Shell: LIST Notice that you just don't get a list of filenames. You also get the length of each file, the lime it was saved and also five characters. To fix the Copy program, all you have to do is type this into a Shell: Protect Sys:c Copy prwed That should do the trick, you should only have to select your keymap once and the machine will never ask you to do it
again (unless your hard disk suddenly forgets everything on it).
OUT OF SPACE PROM: JAMES KUDCE, BANWELI, I've had my A500 Plus for about a year and I have a few questions to ask about Workbench 2: II I've saved a lot of changes to my W orkbench disk.
It's now full. I don't want to delete any drawers or files. Do I have to start on another disk?
Ideally, get a hard disk. This sort of expansion will amaze you - Workbench plus all your other software on one large, fast disk. Otherwise, try stripping out programs that you don't use much. Oh. And you art- working on a copy of your Workbench disk, aren't you?
Never change the original, always have a working copy.
21 On Page 361 of the Preferences chapter in L'sing the Amiga Workbench, how do you find the Project.
Edit and Options menus?
Select the window (click on it) and use the right mouse button (held down) lo make a selection from the menus.
3) I can't alter the speed or voice on the Say program in the
utilities drawer. How do I do this?
Type in the extra bits at the end. Say is probably not worth including on your every day Workbench disk.
41 l)o I have to load W orkbench first, then my word processor to use the changes I've made to Workbench, like the screen mode, how fast the mouse goes and so on?
Yes you do. Systems designed to be switched on all the time (like banks) cause havoc when they crash. RZ Accelerator: hardware expansion that gives your Amiga a faster CPU. Often used with maths-intensive software where a standard processor is too slow, for programs called ray tracers' 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.
Anlm 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.
Blitter: 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.
BrMftOosrd: Commodore's own IBM emulating device, featuring a complete PC computer on a single card. Only fits A1500 and above machines - enables use of standard PC cards.
Chip BAM: 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.
Copper: 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.
Fait RAM: memory that’s only accessible by the processor. Programs stored here run faster than those in chip RAM - hence the name.
Praia grabbar: device for capturing live video data and converting 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 job.
Except that the video must be paused Fraaiar 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, 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 use by programmers. Latest release is Kickstart 3. Other releases; 2. 1.3,1.2.1.1. 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 of "very cheap software".
ROM: 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.
RAM: 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.
Scannar: hardware device for reading flat pictures from posters, newspapers and so on, and converting them into computer graphics. Often used in desktop publishing to read in previously published images 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.
Shell: 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.
JUNE 1993 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.
Sprlto: 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.
Startup-soquanca: 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 of the file, il must always be called Startup-sequence and live in the S directory.
Warkkanch: the set ot programs which set up a graphical point-and-click' interlace 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 2 requires a Kickstart 2 ROM. Workbench 1.3 requires a 1.3 ROM. 1.2 needs a 1.2 ROM and so on.
Zarra: this the generic name for the Amiga's expansion connector. The A500, A500 Plus and A1000 had the original Zorro I; the A1500s and the A2000s have Zorro II; and the A3000 has Zorro III. They are not compatible, hence the different expansions for different machines The A600 and new A1200 have a PCMCIA connector instead.
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A Most software written during the last year or so should work on the newer Amigas. After all.
Any good programmer should have known about the improvements to Workbench and Kickstart which were on the way. You may have problems with any software written before this, unless it was written in a system legal fashion. The main culprits for breaking the rules are games, and a large portion of prc-1992 games refuse to work on an A1200.
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Our versions ol the Roctec Rocgen Plus do not seem to work properly with the Al 200 offer oil.
Commodore reekon that about 40 per cent of good programs work, which includes using methods like switching to ECS mode and disabling CPU caches (by holding down both mouse buttons at reset). It docs not include using the Kick 1.3 disk, which gives even greater compatibility with some programs that don't like Workbench 3 (like Battlehawks).
QI still can't get Scribbleto print pound sterling signs! Help!
A The only definitive way that I have seen to fix this (alright. I admit it. It's a bug in the American program) is to use the symbol instead. So long as your printer has a UK setting - that is. One that includes the £ symbol - then the tf should print as a pound, without any silly characters with it.
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Qhelp. My new A600 hard drive (a 40Mb Seagate replacing the in-built 20Mb Connor type) just won't autobool to Workbench. In order lo get the machine to recognise it. I have to load HDToolBox, and then (he Ihree partitions appear!
What is wrong?
Q After borrowing some titles from my brother's friend and not turning off the computer in between different games, a large number of them (21) were infected with a virus. I got a virus killer and in my naivety thought that once the virus had been removed, all my games would work again. I thought wrong. How can I get my software working again?
A You have to get In contact with the people who published the software. A lot ot them offer a service to repair virus damaged games (notably Psygnosis, Virgin and Microprose). Usually they charge a tew pounds tor each damaged game - so It's not going to be cheap. In addition, it a publisher has gone bust (Imageworks were part ot the Robert Maxwell empire) then there's not a lot you can do.
For future reference, the Coverdisk program BoolX can be used to back-up the bootblocks of A I think that you haven't saved ail the information on to the hard disk. You should have six gadgets to click on from HDToolBox. Once you have loaded the program, try altering one of the partitions (change its length, and then put it back to what it was before). This should let you click on the 'Save Changes' gadget, and your hard drive should operate normally after this, QI cannot seem to get I’alette on AMOS for my own sprites. I try loading them into the sprite designer and they go very strange
colours indeed. The included example sprites and graphics work fine. What am I missing?
A You are probably getting sprites and bobs mixed up. Sprites have to be very small and can use only four colours. Bobs are areas of screen that you can move about, so you can have bigger graphics objects with more colours. If you try to edit a sprite as a boh or vice versa, the colours will indeed look very strange indeed.
QI want to upgrade my A500 to have 1Mb of chip RAM. However. I am not sure what speed of chips I need. I have a 5I2K expansion with 120 nanosecond chips, do I need faster ones?
Jfijj «1»»l »»• ¦ |r«ni am: am, am, 1,1.11 I . I *Jflirtt-Tiny l.fl - BoolX, on* of many shareware utilities that con be used to record bootblocks to prevent virus damage.
Games. That is. The part that is overwritten by a virus.
BoolX was featured on the AF41's Coverdisk. A small tlx to let Kickstart 1.3 people use the program was on the March issue.Every time you get a disk, check it tor viruses. Always assume a disk has a virus until you have checked it.
A I would recommend that you do. 120ns is the limit for chip RAM - you are best off going for slightly faster ones (l(H)ns) which should save you from suffering too many Guru meditations.
Qat the moment I own a I Mb A500 and a video camera. I'd like to use them both for editing and titling, and I've heard about genlocks and other hits and pieces, hut I want to know if all these extras work on the A 12(H) or not? Also, what is the quality of HAM-8 images grabbed off video?
A OK. An admission. The Roctec Rocgcn Plus does NOT work properly on the A1200. Or rather, it doesn’t work properly when the machine is running in interlace mode, which is necessary for video work. Watch this space because the problem has probably already been fixed by the time you read this.
Other genlocks suffer from similar problems, so you will be better off wailing for one that definitely does work on the A1200.
As for HAM-8 video grabs. HAM-8 pictures look very nice, but if you are grabbing from a dodgy video recorder playing a tape that's six copies old. Don't expect miracles. Video grab quality is very much dependent on the quality of your video equipment.
Qmy 11-year-old son has a I Mb A500. He is interested in robotics, and I would like your help in tracking down a company that makes control systems and or robotic arms for the Amiga.
Aswitchsof! Do a control interface for £27.95. You can contact them on 0325 464423. I don't think they do a robotic ami kit as such, but many people have used the interface for that sort of project.
Ol have an A600 with Workbench 2.04. which I believe has Diskdoctor on it. I want to use this program to resurrect some files I accidentally formatted, but there’s no mention of it in the manual! How do I get it to run?
A OK. If you ever format a disk with information on it. That information is gone forever. There isn't anything that can ever get it back again.
Diskdoctor (removed from Workbench 3) can help to AMIGA ADVICE fix damaged disks, but only use it on your back-up copies - don’t do il on a valuable. 'l-cant-replace-this‘ disk because it can mess disks up. Type into the Shell: In-depth explanation No 15: file types Diskdoctor DFO: DFZero. Not DFOh dear. A little prompt will ask you to put in the disk you w ant to attempt to repair. Do this and press Return, and the program will go to work.
Ocan you change the size of a hard drive partition without reformatting the whole thing?
A No. Get a back-up program and lots of floppies. Back-up the hard disk. Then repartition and format it.
Qhow do I save my Prodata databases to a disk other than the Prodata disk?
A When you use the Open database option, at the bottom of the screen you will see a list of options. By pressing a key (C for Copy) you can copy files from one place to another. Remember, to copy to another blank disk, you have to type in the name of a disk, followed by a colon. Prodata database files always end in .pfd. QI have tried the above method and it didn't work! When I save a file to DFO:, the file just goes back to the Prodata disk.
A DFO is not the name of a disk It is the name of a disk drive. When you use DFO. The Amiga assumes you mean the disk currently in the drive. This makes working with a single drive a little bit tricky, which is why you use disk names instead - a disk name is the word or words which appear underneath a disk icon on Workbench.
RsoceiA ooivy-w .... - SWD' .Jsjiftj jjJJJi Arntr Lid ill Lincoln Road I BILKS: Hii’SSm To learn how to use Prodata properly, try out the various key options displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Anyway, assuming the disk you want to transfer your database to is called Empty (the default name for blank formatted Amiga disks), then you must first type in the name of the database you w ant to copy, and then typc:- Empty:nameofdatabase.pfd Two points. First - never put a space in a file or disk name tthe Amiga requires double quotes around the whole path name if you do this). Second - when you want to load in a database from a different disk into Prodata, you must type D to change directory lo your different disk.
I hope that makes it a bit clearer, and remember, if your Prodata disk is write-protcclcd. Then playing around with the Open database option should not cause any harm.
Ilf you've ever been in Shell (or CLI) and used the Dir or List commands, an inventory of the disk, showing all files and directories appears. However, the kind of file is not immediately obvious, unless someone has written it into the filename - for example. 'Screen.IFF' is almost certainly an IFF picture file. Files ending in .Info are the icon files for other programs. The reason they are called .Info rather than .Icon files is because they also contain the default tool types and similar information for files.
2 There are two main types of file. The first is the program file, which is sometimes called a tool on the Amiga. Simply clicking on the icon or typing the name of the file Into Shell (or CU) will cause the program to start working. The other type is the data file. Data files cannot be run like programs - they have to be manipulated by other programs. Data files are often called projects on the Amiga. Unlike program files, there are many different data file types.
3 The most common kind of data file is the ASCII text file (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). ASCII Is capable of storing letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and most punctuation marks. However, it generally cannot store non-American characters like the pound sterling symbol (£ becomes •). ASCII serves as the basis for the ANSI standard which Is what most Amiga word processors use. This gives basic italics, bold and underline effects.
4 In addition to word processors, there are many database programs and some spreadsheets that can load ASCII files. This enables the transfer of data files between different programs and even different computers. However, in order to get the data to work, you usually have to load it into a word processor and tweak It to work. This is usually faster than retyping the whole thing from scratch.
5 The second most common data file type (on the Amiga) is the IFF, short for Interchange File Format. This is used for storing picture information. All Amiga graphic modes can be stored as IFFs. Sound samples can also be stored as IFFs (usually called IFF 8SVX). This file format Is specific to the Amiga, although the basic ILBM system (Interleaved Bit Map) occurs sometimes on other systems.
A lot of people toon to think that files, directories and programs are one and the same thing. If you keep getting error messages, 'Not an IFF file' or ‘File contains binary' the chances are you are using the wrong kind of file with a given progrom.
6 Many data files are compacted or crunched, to take up less space on a disk. There are many ways to crunch files, and they are all Incompatible. Very often, if a data file has a suggestive name (.IFF on the end) but will not load, usually the reason Is that it has been crunched.
There are two ways to make It load. Either you can decrunch them with the right program, or you can rip them (copy them from memory while they are being displayed) with a ripper program.
7 The most common type of cruncher program is Powerpacker. Versions up to 2.3 are shareware; later versions are commercial. If you come across a file with .pp on the end. Then it has almost certainly been crunched with a version of that program. Powerpscker Professional 4 costs £14.95 and is available from Europress Direct (051-357 2961). A very good alternative Is Imploder Version 4, which is shareware. Although Imploder takes longer to crunch a file, the crunched files it produces are usually a little smaller. If you can use the Shell (or CLI), LHA is an even more efficient cruncher.
175 JUNE 1993 8 Two other common types ot data file are the ANIM and anlmbrush types (usually the latter has .ABR on the end). These are collections of graphic frames used for animation. ANIM files are full screen productions, whereas animbrushes are rectangular portions of the screen. If you look closely at the Deluxe Paint menus (version 3 or later) you will see the relevant options for loading and saving them.
9 One other very common file type is the RAW format, which is short for raw binary.
These files are multi-purpose, and are usually the domain of the programmer and hacker. One use for them is for sound samples; although IFF samples are easier to play at different tones, they do not have the same quality as a RAW sound sample. Hence most 'Tracker music programs have the facility for playing RAW sound samples as well as IFF ones.
Whenever you save a data file, it makes sense to add the flletype to the end of the filename. Some programs - AMOS for example - do this anyway. But with the vast majority, you have to do this yourself. That way you know just by looking at the name when a file is a picture. Or animation, or a sound file.
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ANY OLD AMIGA I've had my trusty A500 1.2 for five years now and I'm looking to expand in a big way. Can someone tell me what is happening regarding a mid-range Amiga?
The A1200 is undoubtedly a great machine hut I want the A1200 in a box big enough to include a few expansion ports. I want the latest Amiga chip set. I want a hard drive. I want to run AM AX 11+ and a 4X6 PC emulator all under one roof. This can't be done on an A12(H). Though it can be done on with an A4000. But we're talking £2.000 which is probably just within my budget if I exclude the emulators.
What I would like to see is an A1200 put into the A1500 casing, or better still the A3000 casing, and selling for around £900 with a hard disk. After all Commodore can't be selling that many new AI5()0 3000s because everyone must be after a new chip set machine. So I am appealing to Commodore.
I've got money lo spend, but I'm not going to spend it until I can get what I want.
David C King, Manchester How1 nr wish that, like yourself, nr hail £2j000 lo spend on a new Amino set-up. By now you hove probably read about Commodore's new wunderkinder. The Amino 40001030. Not only do you net the AGA chip set inside a box bin enough to accept the expansion boards you desire, but you also gel a faster 680EC30 chip, an 80 lor !20)Mb hard drive. 4Mb of RAM and a high-density disk drive.
All this will cost you a mere £1.000. Buy it now or buy it later, it's the biggest bargain in the Amiga world If you re feeling lucky turn immediately to Page 122 and see our fantabulous competition, one lucky reader will win an A4000I030 anti a selection of the world’s best serious software.
Formal binder! Since Letters is where you get to contribute your words, we thought it would be the perfect place to see your pictures on display too. The best Image every month will win a huge (and we're talking big here) poster printout, courtesy of Max Graphics of Cardiff - worth a massive £80.
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GOLD SERVICE May I. through the pages of your magazine, express my appreciation of help from Gold Disk in relation to a problem I was having running Hyperbook on my AI200HD. The problem was with the re-size gadget which I found I was unable to use after upgrading to Workbench 2 on my A500 and then Workbench 3 on the A1200.
I wrote to Gold Disk about my problem and they responded by furnishing me w ith an update to the program. Which works perfectly now I have installed it on to my A1200.
Others may have this problem, and I hope that knowledge of my experience will be of help to them.
David Frogget, London It's always nice to hear of a software house offering good after-sales service. Bui in Gold Disk's case it comes as no surprise to us. We ourselves have always found them to be most helpful. Letters from readers invariably say the same.
JUNE 1993 If only all softw are houses were alw ays so helpful.
Though it has to be said that many of the serious softies realise that a happy customer is a faithful customer once the time to upgrade comes, so everyone benefits.
INDIA Is it just me. Or has anyone else noticed the obsession the photo editor of your magazine seems to have with the American glamour model India Allen?
For the uninitiated, India (for it is she) was Playmate of the year 19X8 89 in the much esteemed US jazz-mag Playboy.
I first came across (excuse the pun) India while still a student in Bournemouth. It was a revelation. I can Continued overleaf tell you. There she was barefoot in the sand giving us all That Look, or out in the drive washing her car. Hose pipe in hand, giving us all That Look, or even lying prostrate and inverted but still miraculously managing to somehow give us all That Look. For having such talents and being able to give us all That Look so well.
India (for it is she) was given a limited edition Ferrari Tcstarossa. So who's the bimbo, she or we?
I thought I had long lost the image that was India (for it is she) until 1 began lo read AF about two years ago. I began to notice that whether it was a feature on DTP. Colour scanning or video digitisers (or. Well anything really) the photo editor would manage to slip in a highly cropped shot of India (for it is she) giving us all That Look. Is this a subliminal attempt lo inculcate the youth of Britain into licentious and altogether dodgy lifestyles? Do you really care?
Oh. By the way. In the film Twins, the jazz-mag that Amie flicks through at the supermarket is in fact the famous Playmate issue that gave India the star status that she so rightly deserves.
If you print a highly cropped photograph of Erika Eleniak. Who featured in Playboy. Summer of 1990.
I'll read your magazine for ever. If you can t manage that Shezza Fenn in a red basque w ill do.
Michael O'Keeffe, Whiston As a rew ard for your eminent good taste and remarkable powers of recognition, and partly due to the threat you made at the end of your letter, but which we were obliged to edit, here is a piccy of Erika, star of screen and page 180 JUNE 1993 However, your desire to see pictures of India seems to have gotten the better of your ability to actually realise when you in fact have She has only been featured in our articles on Morphing, and particularly in review s of the program Morph Plus by ASDG Our articles on colour scanners have featured a series of 'Coca Cola'
advert-type youlh-lifestyle pic- lures, and our feature on video digitisers was illustrated exclusively with stills from Akira (available on Manga Video). We always try to use images that some of our readership will appreciate and identify with, in your case it was obviously the delectable India Allen w ho struck a resonance.
CLEAR VISION I am driven by an urge to set the record straight. In your January issue you featured an article in the 'Year Ahead' segment about John Sievcrs of Centaur Software. The subject was Opalvision. Centaur have the hide to take the credit for this product! It may interest you to know that Opalvision and Colourbursi were invented by a brilliant Australian by the name of Gary Rayner who lives in Sydney. The name of the Company is Opal Technology. Opalvision was first shown at the World Of Commodore at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Australia, last July. All the development work is being
done by Opal Technology, not by Centaur Software.
Gary - only in his early Twenties - is a genius. He won Ihc inventor of the year in 1989 and collected $ 20,000, w hich he used to go to the USA to try and interest companies over there in Colourbursi. Litis product sold well in the States, and he turned his attention to creating a better board. Opalvision.
I wonder how many more great products are claimed by big companies, but are in fad invented bv other small people like Gary? I know that finance is needed by inventors and developers to produce new products, but big companies that put up the capital rip off these hard working people, and don't give credit where it's due.
Harry Scruton, Australian Amiga User Association IVY arc well aware that Gary is the creator of Opalvision. And we are hoping to be able lo interview him later this year when nc visit the World of Commodore in Sydney. Hut the fact of life is that once a large company have bought the rights to a product, it is theirs Centaur own the rights lo Opalvision in the Slates and the UK If we were to describe the product as belonging lo Opal Technology they would have wasted their money.
Erom what understand. Gary has an expensive sports car from the money Centaur paid Inm. And tile rest of it has gone to Ihe completion of the Opalvision expansions, w hich will in turn earn him millions of dollars. Hefore you lose perspective, take a look around al your car. Your refrigerator, your TV. You know the companies who produce these goods, hut they give no credit lo the actual designers who made those particular products. It's the way things are, Gary at least has some fame, and will make lots of money, all of which he richly deserves.
CONSOLE-ATION I am writing considering the Future of the Amiga (the ultimate games serious machine). I have just looked through a friend's SNES magazine and was disgusted to see how unoriginal they are. Practically a third of the games were conversions Irom the Amiga. Doesn't this show how unoriginal the SNES is? Among these games were some classic Amiga games including Prince of Persia, Another World. Pushover. PGA Tour Golf, Addants Family and Zool.
There was a large article on Zool. They said the SNES version would have three or four more levels than the Amiga version of Zool. Surely they aren't so sad as to release Zool on the SNES. It's a bit like releasing Some and Mario on the Amiga. I would certainly be upset if they did.
Oh. And does I istaPro 2 require 2 or 3Mb?
Chris Owen, Swindon The main difference between Sonic land Mario) and Zool is that Sonic (and Mario) was actually created by Sega (Nintendo) lo sell their machine And because both of these programs are (arguably) good, they guard them jealously. Zool, though, is a Gremlin prod- act. And they want to sell as many copies as possible.
Obviously the best wav lo do this is to bring it out on as many machine formats as possible, hence the SNES version (andprobably Mega Drive too).
The same applies to all the oilier programs you mention, the software houses don't have any loyalties to a particular machine. The only people who do are the companies making the machine and the people using them It is possible that Commodore will be entering into the console market hefore Christmas, and if this turns out to be true, they would be well advised lo get themselves a Commodore owned character to help flog the thing.
Oh. And VistaPro 2 requires at least .(Mb. COVER DISC I have read and re-read the articles about CD. How- wonderful it is and how great a breakthrough for the Amiga. Your magazine has said that you are convinced it's ihe way forward. But what about those of us who have bought an A570 or CDTV - with the lack of decent software we are left with a near useless machine. So how about an Amiga Format with a CD Coverdisk. Or an AF Special on CD w ith a cover CD?
You'd be putting your money where your mouth is.
Matthew Hanson, Byram While tie have long championed the idea of CD as a software medium, we have never actually recommended that anyone buys a CD unit - there simply isn't the software support to justify the price. Hut things are changing, the AS70 is available at truly Continued overleaf GITCHIE MAN IT-WHO?
Oh dear, you do seem lo have offended Sluart Hogg (tellers April I. Encounlers Book Club, sinisler? I do remember a thick cloud of Evil lurking around ihe March issue.
However. I assumed Ihis was jusl because il had been displayed next lo PC Plus'.
I feel il is important lhal we are all allowed lo make up our own minds as lo whal wc believe in. Be il Buddha. Spiritualism. Tao. Zen. Christ or Gilchie Manitou. No mailer whal I believe, even if I am an alheisl. Who is fit lo judge me?
There is nothing dodgy or dubious about Tarol cards - Ihe forerunner of modem playing cards - runes, a magical Britain or reincarnation, unless of course you arc one of those people who is bigottcd enough lo think thal your own religion is Ihe only one lhal people should be allowed lo know about, and the one they must believe in. Because of Ihis altitude thousands of innocent people were burnt al Ihe slake. One of Ihem was Giordano Bruno who dared lo state lhal the Earth was nol Ihe centre of Ihe universe. Galileo said Ihe same, but he was forced lo recant and was ihus spared.
Scientists claim lhal light can be both a wave and a particle. Aboul 30 years ago I was taught by someone who believed implicitly in Ihe Genesis creation theory. I can get my mind around rc-incamation easier than cither of these things. Wc each have our own path lo tread lo find God. And ihe greatest thing wc can do is to help someone else on iheir path, even if their way and God appear different lo our own.
Thanks for giving me Ihe opportunity lo air my views. I never thought I would be writing to a computer magazine on a philosophical subject! I feel most strongly lhal wc should have access lo all of humankind's knowledge, on whatever subject we desire, so that we can make up our own minds and nol be indoctrinated by any religious group.
Malcolm Rodgers, Halesworth ¦JUUmv I feel lhal I really must write in support of the ideas expressed by Stuart Hogg in issue 45. I wholeheartedly agree that books on Spiritualism, in all its various guises, should be avoided al all limes.
I appreciate that young people are especially attracted lo Ihis kind of material, bul would like lo stress lhal involvement in ihe occult is dangerous lo people of any age. While I recognise lhal the pages of Amina Formal are nol exactly the place for biblical discussions. I would recommend anyone who wishes to know the basis for my viewpoint should consult The Bible al Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and al Galations 5:19-21.
On a lighter note, when Mr Hogg mentioned lhal his copy of AF 'seemed innocent enough' I can only assume lhal he wasn't talking aboul Issue 44 which bore on its from cover a pholo of a padlock bearing the number 666 (gasp!). While still on the subject of numbers. I must lake Ihis opportunity lo point out Ihe deliberate mistake in Issue 41. Page 64. There you will find a picture of an A570 CD drive.
So why does the label slate lhal it's an A690? We should be told.
Thanks for a truly interesting and informative magazine. I shall subscribe as soon as you slart offering a software incentive lhal I don't already have. Those scrummy dust covers and mouse mat might jusl prompt me inlo forking oul the dosh. How aboul il?
Paul Cavanagh, Ferndown We bring you both these tellers in llie interest of impartiality. Anil lo prove lhal jusl because we're a computer magazine, il doesn't mean we don't have an opinion on ihe Bigger Issues. By and large we agree lhal all information should he available lo all. It's the hacker ethic after all.
Next month Issue 48 July 1993 Video it! Edit it! Title It!
The Amiga way Summer's on its way. And if you're like us you'll be gelling ihe camcorder out and giving it a dusting down. The light nights and Ihe sunny days offer the perfect opportunity lo knock together a video production. Getting your accumulated footage inlo something lhal looks better than a lot of accumulated video foolage can be tricky though. Unless you have an Amiga thal is!
With jusl a basic Amiga and a copy of Deluxe Paint you can title your production. Wilh jusl a small amount of extra kit you can edil. Add sound, create professional overlaycd titles and even pul yourself in the picture after the event. Add a few extra programs and you can be making your own sci-fi series wilh effects lo rival anything the BBC ever managed in Dr Who. And guess whal... next month wc show you how. Tune inlo A TV on May 27 and find oul how lo become Ihe next Qucnlin Tarrcntino.
Feel the need for speed?
As home computers go. The Amiga is no slouch, but in an age of accelerated technological progression, accelerated computers are Ihe order of the day. If you arc throwing around big 24-bit graphics files, or even rendering them, you need processing power.
If you are doing large ray traces, you need power. If you are rendering full colour images in Vista Pro J you need power. In fact even if you arc jusl blasting your way through the skies in a night sim. A little extra speed can make all the difference. How do you gel Ihis power? Wilh an accelerator of course.
Whether it be the hugely popular A500 or the already powerful A4000. There's something lo give almost every machine more get up and go. Check oul our round-up next month and discover how you can get the power.
Waiting for you at your local shop from Thursday May 27!
Bargain prices now. And the CDTV multimedia system can run normal Amina programs, As we have staled, it is also possible that Commodore may be re-affirming their commitment to CD with a new machine before Christmas. If the opportunity presents itself to do a CD covermount.
Don't worry... we will.
HEY, TRUST US PC POWER Now the extra power of the A1200 4000 is here can we expect to see the same quality of software available as PC owners enjoy? I am writing this letter on Wordworth 2. Which is fine for the odd quality letter but where is the structured clip art. Equation editor, basic structured drawing, fast printing, graph function etc? This criticism isn't levelled just at Wordworth 2" but at Amiga software in general. I find it ridiculous to have to wait over a minute for a page of text to print on on A1200 w ith a GVP AI2J0 and hard drive. While I'm slagging things off. Whatever
happened to the '10 A1200 specific games available before Christmas' claim of our beloved Commodore?
S P Buckley, Rochdale It is quite likely that Amiga owners could enjoy the same level of quality of software as PC owners, but who would want to pay £300 for a PC program when you can gel Wordworth for £129? Your criticisms of Wordworth are unfair, for the difference in price between WW and a PC word publisher you could buy several volumes of structured clip art. We believe that powerful structured drawing in a drawing package is far preferable to limited drawing capabilities in a document processor. Wouldn't an equations editor and graphing functions he more al home in a spreadsheet'.’ And
we regularly print from a Mac II I X running a high speed hard drive and a 33Mh: '040 and il still lakes more than a minute to print a page of A4 text if the fonts are not installed in the printer.
JUNE 1993 Nowadays the Amiga has software that can compete with any platform, he it Mac or PC. Bars and Pipes Professional. Real 3D2. VistaPro, Scala.
Professional Page 4. And many others But by far the biggest disadvantage we find with PC software is that it just doesn't run on an Amiga.
As for those 10 A1200 enhanced games, maybe the software houses can explain where they got lo.
PIRATE PANIC I am an A500 owner and I'm thinking of buying an A1200 next summer. Some of my friends (mostly PC owners) have advised me not to do so (Well they would, wouldn't they - Ed). They said that in the future most software houses may stop publishing games for the Amiga because of excessive piracy! Is all this true?
I was very much troubled. I don't want the Amiga to die. It's very suitable for my needs.
A Corrado, Malta Your friends are wrong. The Amiga will continue to prosper for many years to come, the PC's days are numbered as IBM are going into a partnership with Apple to produce a new machine called the Power PC.
At present there isn't too much piracy on the PC because il isn’t so popular as a games machine I not in the UK anyway). What is the point of pirating a PC game and then not finding anyone to sell the copy to.
When you can pirate Amiga games and sell bucket loads? If the PC ever manages to establish itself as a games machine over here lit has a mere 9 per cent of the market at present), pirates will quickly move on lo the PC and spoil it for PC users too.
Here at Amiga Format we've had a few people write to us concerned about a letter entitled Policy of Lies which was published by a rival Amiga magazine. In the reply to this letter they happily admitted that they review software before It Is finished. Now we don't doubt that this is true, but what really annoyed us is that they then insisted that any Amiga magazine that claimed not to review unfinished product was lying. They justified the fact that they reviewed unfinished programs by saying that they did It to get exclusives. Now we think an exclusive is when you get something no other
magazine can have, a review of a product one or two months earlier than other magazines isn't exactly an exclusive, Is H? It's more of an 'early', don't you think?
We thought long and hard about what the purpose of a review was. Is it so we can crow about how we are reviewing the product before all the other magazines? Or is a review a full, unhurried, considered evaluation of a product so that you, the reader, can make an informed purchasing decision before you part with your hard-earned cash? We think It’s the latter, which is why we at Amiga Format only review finished product. That Is a fact.
So this rival magazine says we are lying, but the software Industry says this: "Amiga Format have a very strong review policy, throughout my role as Public Relations manager at US Gold. Amiga Format have never begged or pleaded for any review material, scoops or exclusives' unless the product is finished.
"US Gold do not try to encourage any journalists to review unfinished code. As any publisher knows, major changes can be implemented at the final stage of development.
"Amiga Format is a very professional magazine and Is highly respected throughout the industry.
"Amiga Format Gold Is a product sold."
Danielle Woodyatt PR Manager. US Gold ME! ME! I WON! I WON!
MITSUBISHI PCMCIA COMP We received another huge entry for this competition, but the lucky winners are: 4Mb of RAM to John Thompson of Bolton 1Mbs to W Strathern of Northallerton, C Zurowski- Alad of London, Fiona Apple' Mac of London, and Paul Clark of Positano in Italy.
EMPIRE COMPO These lucky sporting types will be wending their ways to Brands Hatch: Oavid Tibbit of Maidstone.
Riverside Tennis Club: Gary Chip of Surbiton. Golf at the Belfry: SP Muxworthy of Dudley. Wembley Spot the shot 47 Do you know which Amiga game this is a portion of?
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"I believe that the high esteem in which your title is held is due solely to your policy of reviewing only 100 per cent completed products."
Richard Barclay, Marketing Director Core Design "I am sorry to hear that Amiga Format's reputation is being called Into question. I can confirm that Amiga Format refused to review Legends of Valour until we could supply production disks."
Kevin Bulmer, Synthetic Dimensions.
"I can confirm that Amiga Format has never reviewed any Team-17 product on site' or prior to a fully finished version becoming available."
Martyn Brown Technical Director, Team-17 "In all the time I have worked with Amiga Format they have never once reviewed an unfinished product. No matter how many times I may have pleaded with them they still would not review an unfinished game The last example was Sleepwalker which needed to be in as many magazines as possible as early as possible, but AF wanted to give it the fairest chance by waiting for that important finished copy, and it paid off. The game got AF Gold. To the best of my knowledge AF has never and will never review an unfinished product."
Ken Lockley. Ex-PR Manager, Ocean "Ever since I joined the games industry oneand-a-half years ago. Amiga Format were one of the toughest magazines to deal with, with regards to their review policy: "The policy has always been Finished copy = review No finished copy * no review."
Caroline Stokes, Virgin Games So who do you believe?
Stadium Tour: Richard Taylor of Reading. We here at Amiga Format hope you all have a great time.
DONG COMPO The word under the stick man picture was Boo!
And the following people ail got it right: Thomas Jorgensen of Denmark, Ian Hall of Leeds. Lisa Samuel of Swansea, Laura Scott of Gateshead.
Angharad Moran of Clwyd, Andrew Sea of Wednesbury, Kelly Small of Ayr. Matthew Deegan of Bournemouth. M Lensinli of Holland. Brian Barnett of Oldham. You will be receiving a copy of the game, now re-titled Donk. Soon.
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ACTUAL REALITY If you've read our review of Sink or Swim this month you will know that the main character is a fishy dude known as Kevin Codner. What you may not know is that It's that time of the mag (the end) we look back at the bits of the month that tickled our pinks, made us giggle, or just made us think 'Gosh! Isn't that interesting'!
United States. Bill Clinton's technologically aware administration have got the press wired. If you need to raise urgent matters of state just call him on his E-Mail address. It's Clinton Pz. But we re not sure which service he subscribes to.
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You may remember that some psycho-terrorists tried to knock down the tallest building in New York recently. They drove a van containing lots and lots of explosives into the underground car park of the World Trade Center towers and parked it there. When it detonated it created a hole 200 feet in diameter. Now that sounds like a good way to upset someone, but the New Yorkers are a bit more philosophical than that, hence the flyers that were posted all over the Big Apple when we were there recently. They read... ATTENTION TERRORISTS Anyone but an idiot knows that the only way to really get
up a New Yorker's nose is to stand at stop lights cleaning car windows.
And right next to a shop window plastered with these defiant messages was... a guy cleaning car windows at the traffic lights.
Commodore need good Neighbours Back in the dear departed days when we asked readers to spot Amigas on TV we got loads of letter pointing out that it was difficult to watch an episode ot Neighbours without seeing at least four of the damned things. We've discovered why! Howard Needleman of The Others - Commodore’s Australian PR company - negotiated a deal with Neighbours producers in the show's pre-fame days. The cost to Commodore was negligible, five machines in fact. But when the show became a huge success over here, Howard put it to Commodore UK that they should pay for pari of the deal,
since they were reaping a lot of the benefits. After much haggling a deal was struck, and Commodore UK stumped up their share... 610,000.
There once was a time when contacting a head of state was an involved process. You had to buy a horse, pay a squire, mount your trusty steed and ride to Camelot. Fighting dragons and trolls on the way. Nowadays it's a lot simpler, at least if you're a citizen of the The times, they are indeed a changing although Kevin Costner's role in The Big Chill was cut from the film completely, it is still his 'corpse' being dressed for burial underneath the title sequence.
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