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Thousands of Amiga fans came through the doors over the three days, and the staff of all our Amiga titles were on hand to answer their queries. The audience were not slow to come forward with a host of hardware and software related questions, which the team of experts dealt with admirably. We'll be doing it all again in November at the Future Entertainment Show 2. See you there! Amiga VR? We already know that an Amiga 3000 is used at the heart of the Virtuality arcade machines from W Industries. However, a rumour we've just heard goes further than that - putting a virtual reality system in the reach of every AMIGA owner. It seems that a company known as Virtual Reality Industries Limited are currently organising a show called Virtual Reality Expo '93, to be held in Wembley Arena in August this year. Early reports promise a VR motion theatre, a robot arena, a laser battle and a VR head-to-head. The most interesting point, though, is the following statement from the company: "In addition to the above, several new commercial and retail virtual reality products for the Amiga and PC platforms will be launched." We're not sure of all the details yet, but we'll check it out over the next month, and bring you the low-down in the next issue of Amiga Format. PICTURE THIS: AN AMIGA GRAPHICS LIBRARY Soft Logik have long had a very impressive lont library tor use with their PggeStream and Art Expression programs Now they are launching a graphics library The first volume. 3D Flags ot the World, contains over 190 national banners, all with bevelled edges to give them a 3D appearance. The second volume, Amiga Computer Art. Has 50 full-colour illustrations ot Amigas and peripherals. All the images are stored in Illustrator 88 EPS format, and so they can be used with the Apple Macintosh and PC as well as the Amiga, though the reason why anyone might want to eludes us. It you need images for your DTP. Call Sott Logik on 0101 314 894 8608 ICD ARE TO press into the UK market with renewed vigour with exciting new additions of hardware. The new products, an A1200 accelerator, an A500 hard drive and an A2000 hard drive card are to be exclusively distributed by Power Computing. Both new units were on show at the Power stand at the Amiga Format Live! Show. The accelerator, the Viper 1230. Features a 68030 processor clocked at a blisteringly fast 40 Mil .. An even faster 50 Mhz version is available loo. The unit is expandable up to 32 Mb of 32-bit fast RAM. And the Viper DMA port allows the attachment of a SCSI 2 interface. The SCSI adaptor, the Viper S2. Is the first of a planned scries of products that will interface to the Amiga through the Viper board.

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SPECIAL RESERVE TOP TEN AMIGA GAMES OF APRIL MAY 1993 AMIGA SOFTWARE mmrm J ' STREETFIGHTER 2
18. 49 PREMIERE MGR
13. 49 FORMULA 1 GP ENCHANTIA
12. 99 SENSIBLE SOCCER
16. 99 ZOOL
13. 49 MONKEY ISLAND
13. 49 CHAOS ENGINE
16. 99 BODY BLOWS
16. 49 LEMMINGS 2
19. 99 14,99 LOTUS 3 JAGUAR XJ220
10. 99 LEMMINGS
12. 49 SABRE TEAM
14. 99
11. 49
13. 49 3D GOLF SPECIAL FORCES ROBOCOP 3
13. 99 13.99 11.49 AIR SEA SUPREMACV - =SrSAMWEGA ADI FRENCH
13-14
13. 49 13.49 16.49 l- vnnG - COTOfiUnOc1 H'LJ.
SHUTTLE
14. 49 VIKINGS
10. 99 ASSASSIN
11. 99 .749 1949 19 99 .11 99 11 99 .1099 14 99 1749 ADDAMS
FAMILY (1 MEO) ADI ENGLISH (11-12 YRS) ADI ENGLISH (12-13
YRS) ADI ENOLI6H 113-14 YRS) ADI FRENCH (11-12 YR9) ADI
FRENCH (12-13 YRS) ..... Ad FRENCH (13-14
YRS) ... ADI JUNIOR COUNTING (4-5 YRS) ......
ADI JUNIOR COUNTINO (0-7 YRS) ADI JUNIOR READING (4-5 YRS)
..... A0I JUNIOR REAOING (6-7 YRS) AOI MATHS 111-12
YRS) ADI MATHS (12-13 YRS)
. Ad MATHS (13-14 YRS) ADVANTAGE
TENNI9 (N012) ... AFTERBURNER
... AIR BUCKS
... AIR FORCE COMMANDER
(1 MEG) .
AIR SEA SUPREMACY (OUNSHIP. SILENT SERVICE. P47.
WINOS CARRIER COMMANO) (N012)...... AIR. LAND A SEA (699 ATTACK SUB INDY 500. F19 INTERCEPTOR) (N012I . ALCATRAZ .... ALIEN 3 ... ALIEN BREED (SPECIAL EdTlON) (1 MEO).
ALVIN'S PUZZLES (6-9 YRS) BOOT BLOWS (1 MEG) BOSTON BOMB CLUB (NOI2) BOXMG MANAGER (N012) CADAVER (NOl?) CAESAR (N012I ... CAMPAIGN (1 MEG) CAPTIVE 2 LIBERATION (1 MEO) CARL LEWIS TRACK 9 FIELO CHALLENGE CELTIC LEGENDS . CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER (l MEG) BATTLE OF BRITAIN LOTUS 2
13. 99 9.99 30 CONSTRUCTION KIT (WITH TREE TUTORIAL VIOEOI
30 CONSTRUCTION KIT 1 ...... 4TH N INCHES (US
FOOTBALL) (N012) 688 ATTACK SUB (N012) ..
JIMMY WHITE S ilflE O' 'HE TEMPTRESS
15. 49 14.99 CONFORMS TO NATIONAL CURRICULUM) ......16.99 MICRO
FRENCH.. 16.99 MICRO GERMAN ....18 99 MICRO MATHS
...... 16.99 MICRO SCIENCE (1 MEG) 16 99
MICROPROSE 3D GOL E 11 MEG) .13 99 MIONIOHT
RESISTANCE (NOI2) ..... 7.49 MIDWINTER . 9.99
MIG 29(1 MEO) (N012) .....9 99 MINI
OFFICE (WORD PROCESSOR. SPREADSHEET, DATABASE ANO DISK
UTILITIES) 34.99 MONOPOLY
....17.99 MOONSTONE
(1 MEO) ...... 11.99 MOTORMEAD
.11.99 NEW ZEALAND STORY
..7 49 NICK FALOO S GOLF ..... 20 99
NICKY BOOM .... 15.99 NIGEL MANSELL S WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP (1 MEG) ___________ 18 49 NIGEL MANSELL S WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP (A1200 VERSION) 1*49 NO SECONO PRIZE
...17 49 NOOOY S PLAYTIME
(EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGED 3«)(1 MEG)
. .....16.99 PANG
..- .... .7.49 PERFECT
GENERAL 22 49 PERFECT GENERAL OATA dSK
..„..1399 PGA TOUR GOLF • COURSES
.....19 49 PGA TOUR GOLF COURSE dSK
.. 1149 PINBALL DREAMS (1
MEG) . 12 99 PINBALL FANTASIES
... 17 99 PIRATES (NOP)
.- ...9 99 P1TF1GHTER
...... 7.49 PLAYER MANAGER (NOl?)
..11.99 POPULOUS A PROMISED LANDS
(NOl2) 9 99 POPULOUS A SIM CITY
... .16.99 POPULOUS 2(1 MEG).
CHALLENGE OATA dSK ...... 51 99 POPULOUS 2 CHALLENGE DATA DISK (1 MEG) 11.99 POWER UP (CHASE H O. TURRICAN. X-OUT.
ALTEREO BEAST RAINBOW ISLANDS) (N012) 10.99 POWERDRIFT ....399 POWEWMONGER (NOl?.- 19 49 POWERMONGER WW1 OATA DISK (N012) .. .11.49 POWERWORKS (MAXIPLAN PLUS SPREADSHEET.
KINO WORDS 2 WORO PROCESSOR INFOFILE OATABASE) (NOP) 16.99 PREMIER MANAGER (1 MEG) ......- ...13 49 PREMIERE (1 MEG) ...1199 PRIME MOVER 19 49 PRINCE OF PERSIA (1 MEG) .-. 7.49 PRO TENNIS TOUR 2 .... 16.99 PROJECT X (1 MEG) . ... 16 99 KNIGHTMARE 11 99 KNIGHTS OF THE SKY (i MEG) .13 99 KRUSTY S SUPER FUN HOUSE 19 49 LAST NINJA 2 (N012) ......7 49 LEGEND ...1199 LEGENDS OF VALOUR (1 MEG) 24 99 LEMMINGS
12 49 LEMMINGS DATA DISK • OH NO1 .9 99 LEMMINGS? 19 99 LIONHEART .....18 99 LOMBARD RAC RALLY 7 49 LORD OF THE RINGS 16 99 LOTUS 3 • THE FINAL CHALLENGE (1 MEG) (N012) .13 49 LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO CHALLENGE (N012) 8.49 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE 2 (N012) 9 99 LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS i MEG)(NOl2) 14 99 Ml TANK PLATOON (1 MEGKNOI?) 10 99 MAGIC WORLDS (STORM MASTER DRAGONS BREATH CRYSTALS OF ARBOREA)(NOl2) 15 99 MAGICLAND DIZZY (N012) 7 49 MANCHESTER UNITED (N012) 0 49 MANCHESTER UNITED EUROPE ..16 99 MANIAC MANSION (N012I 9 99 McDONALDS LAND 17 49 MEGA MATHS (A
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SILENT SERVICE 2
12. 99 POND 2 REACH FOR THE SKIES ...19.99 RICK
DANGEROUS (N012) ...7 49 ROAD RASH
.....17 49 ROBIN
HOOD LEGEND QUEST 7 49 SWWlNOP) ..... 9.49
TECNOPLUS BUSINESS PACK FOR AMIGA (WOROWORTH WORD PROCESSOR
K-SPREAO 2 SPREADSHEET AND K-OATA DATABASE) (1 MEG)
......71.49 THE AOVENTURES (SUPREMACV.
HUNTER CORPORATION) (N012) 1399 THE IMMORTAL (NOl2) 9 99 THE
LOST TREASURES OF MFOCOM 1 (20 CLASSIC WFOCOM TEXT
ADVENTURES).NOJ2) 27 99 THE MANAGER
.. 19 99 THUNOERHAWK
10 49 TRANSARTICA ...17
99 TROJAN • ALIEX (LIGHT PHAZER GAME) 9.99 TROJAN - CYBER
ASSAULT (LIGHT PHAZER
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FIRESTAR (LIGHT PHAZER GAME) . 9 99 TROJAN - THE ENFORCER
(LIGHT PHAZER GAME) 999 TURRICAN ..... 7 49
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...6 99 ULTIMA 5 (N012)
....14 99 UNIVERSAL
MONSTERS 19 99
UTOPIA ......11 49
VAL HALLER 19 99 VIKINGS • FIELD OF CONOUCST (1 MEG)
.10 99 VROOM (N012)
..... 12 99 VROOM DATA
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.....19 49
WAXWORKS (1 MEG) 22 49
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VnZ-KIO .....
16 99 WIZARDRY 6 • BANE OF THE COSMIC FORGE (I MEG) 24 49
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WOLFCHILD ..12.99
WORDWORTH V 2 WORD PROCESSOR (1 MEG)7S 99 WOROWORTH VI.IE
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.....16 99 XENON 2 MEGABLAST
7 99 ZAK MCKRACKEN (N012) .. 9 99
ZOOL (1
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ZOOL(A1200 VERSION) 16 49 ROBOCOP 2 (N012) .7 49
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TEAM 1149 SCRABBLE (US GOLOl 18 99 SECRET OF MONKEY ISLANO (1
MECl 13 49 SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND 2 |1 MEG) 23 99 SENSIBLE
SOCCER ( 92-93 SEASONl 16 99 SEYMOUR GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (N012)
7.49 SHADOW OF THE BEAST 2 (WITH T-SHIRT) 8 99 SHAOOW OF THE
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.15.99 SHOOT- EM-UP CONSTRUCTION KIT (NOI2) 8.49 SHOPPING
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DELUX (SIM CITY FUTURE CITIES.TERRAIN EDITOR) 22 49
SLEEPWALKER ... 20 49 SMASH TV 7 49 SPACE
CRUSA0EIN012) ......12 99 SPACE
CRUSADE DATA DISK (N012) 10 99 SPACE HULK 19.99 SPECIAL
FORCES(l MEO) .....13.99 SPIKE IN
TRANSYLVANIA (N012) 7.49 SPIRIT OF EXCALIBUR (I
MEG) (NOP) ... . 8.99 SPORTS MASTERS (PGA GOLF. INOV
500.
ADVANTAGE TENNIS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 1992)-1 ME0)(N012) ...... 19.99 STARBLAOE (NO 12) 7.49 STEVE DAVIS SNOOKER ......10.99 STORM MASTER ...... 9.99 STREETFIGHTER 2 (NO 12) .19.49 STRIKER (1 MEO) ... 1599 STUART PEARCE S SOCCER SELECTION S (KICK OFF 2 MICROPROSE SOCCER. MANCHESTER UnrTED. INTERNATIONAL SOCCER) (NOI2) 12.99 STUNT CAR RACER (NOl2) .. 7.49 SUPER CARS 2 iNOPi 8 49 SUPERSKI 2 (N012) SUPREMACY (1 MEG) SWITCHBLADE 2 (N012) SUPER CAULDRON SUPER FROG (1 MEG) SUPER HANG ON SUPER HERO ...... SUPER
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14. 99 POPULOUS 2299 PRINCE OF PERSIA 20 99 PRINCE VAUANT .19.99
PROBOTECTOR .20 99 oa----------------------10.99
R-TVPC 21.99 RAOAR MISSION SIOE POCKET ...
SOLAR STRIKER SOLOMON S CLUB 19 99 SPEEDBALL 2 23 99
SPIOERMAN2 23 99 STAR HAWK 15 99 STAR WARS .21.99
SUPER MARIO LAND 2 ..... SUPER OFF ROAD RACER
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......23 99 TINY TOON AOVENTURES 20 99 TRACK AND FIELO 24 49
TRACK MEET ..20.99 TURRICAN .....19 99 TURTLES 2
.... 24 99 UNIVERSAL SOLDIER ....19.99 XENON 2
.23 99 WITH 68020 PROCESSOR.
WORKBENCH 3.0. MOUSE. 2 MEG RAM EXPANDABLE TO 4 MEG, BUILT-IN TV MODULATOR.
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AMIGA FORMAT 48 JULY 1993 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT EDITOR DEPUTY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR PRODUCTION EDITOR STAFF WRITER STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT SUB-EDITOR PROD CONTROLLER PROD CONTROL ASSNT ADVERTISING DESIGN PAPER CONTROLLER Registered Circulation 144,330 July - December 1992 News The hottest, latest on what's happening in the world of the Amiga... 23 The Next Big Thing 26 Previewed: Son of a Gun from MicroProse.
Screenplay_ Worlds of Legend 60 Battle Isle '93 .64 Ishar (A1200 version) ....65 Firehawk .66 Morph 68 Transartica ......72 Championship Manager .73 Ancient Art of War in the Skies .....78 Reach for the Skies .82 Final Fight ......87 International
Soccer Challenge ......87 Rodl and ....87 GameBusters 95 Tips and hints on the Bitmap Brothers' The Chaos Engine Educational CD 142 Alistair in Outer Space - join in adventures with aliens.
PD Collection 157 An assortment of PD CD software from 1 7 Bit.
Regulars Mail Order 146 Back Issues 150 Subscriptions 151 Public Domain 153 Our monthly look at the best bargain software.
Workbench 162 A helping hand to make your machine faster & better.
Answerfile 168 You ask, Pat answers. All your techie queries solved.
Impact Vision 24 Version 2 116 GVP's much improved graphics & video system.
Emplant 120 Full colour Mac emulation from your Amiga keyboard.
Power's High Density Disk Drive 123 Reviewed and rated, with a discount offer for AF readers .
Typing Tutors 126 Easy lessons for getting clued up on which keys are where.
ARK soft 129 New programs for your musical and gardening pleasures.
Disney Educational Software 132 See if Mickey Mouse teach your kids a thing or two!
Canon Printers 138 Two new bubblejet budgets from connoisseurs Canon.
A1200 Control Centre Tidy your desk top with this Amiga organiser.
Reviews Letters Classifieds _59 Budokan - The Martial Spirit ...88 The Brides of Dracula .....88 F-19 Stealth Fighter ....88 Ml Tank Platoon .88 Starblade ..89 Rick Dangerous ....89 WWF Wrestlemania ..89 688 Attack Sub ....89 Boston Bomb Club ...90 Superski 2...... ....90 Shadow Dancer ..... 90 Pirates ....
.....90 Mastering AMOS 107 How to create DIY demos using your AMOS Coverdisk REVIEWED Emplant Brought to us from Utilities Unlimited, Emplant enables Amiga users to run sophisticated Mac packages on their machine. Sound good to you? Check it out on Page 120.
REVIEWED Disney Software Superb animations, music and software from the wonderful world of Disney.
Will these educational games keep your kids tied to the keyboard?
Page 138.
The staff of Future's Amiga magazines were on hand to answer questions from the public at the recent Amiga Format Live!
Show. Find out what else happened in news.
Page 23 REVIEWED IV-24 Version 2 brings us new features and expanded capabilities. Have GVP got it right this time round? See Page 116.
IN PD DEMOS: The return of the megademo!
They're big 'n' beautiful and they're back. But are they the same as they used to be? Find out on Page 159.
T your the Pli Syndicate “-m playable 5 of Bullfrogs ON THIS MONTH'S COVERDI SICS h PD-DIY All you ncrt to create your own PD demo Adorage Working demo o( Micro-PACE S video effects titter ProTVacker V3.10B Sample sequencer for composing music Samples, modules & animations Syndicate When it comes to video, the Amiga is the tops. Find out how to title, edit and genlock, plus a whole lot more ill li lii.iiMnlilLk.wJWIWttL The latest from Bullfrog, this demo takes the god game concept and stands it on its head.
Rove future city streets in search of your prey and don't let the law creep up on you.
Full Instructions on the Page 6.
Adorage WIN! WIN! WIN!
As well as showing you how to create professional video effects this month, we're also giving you the chance to win all the gear you need - a genlock, a chromakey and some titling software - worth £1,360. Get studying those questions on ... PAGE 125 Welcome to Amiga Format!
I don't know about your part of the world, but the sun has been shining here in Bath, and we've all got our jams and Beach Boys records out. Summer's here, and the time is right for... (no! Not dancing in the streets) getting the old video camera out and shooting some footage. Chances are the thing's not been used since Christmas, so dust it down, turn to Page 43 and discover how to transform your productions from the mundane to the realms of the professional. We've even got a compo designed to give you the gear you need to make movie magic, you'll find that on Page 125.
If you've ever wanted to write PD, but don't have a clue how to go about it, this month's bumper Coverdisk package should teach you a thing or two. One of the things it'll teach you is how to use your paint package to produce stunning animations.
Another thing you can learn is how to write music with ProTracker, the latest version is on the disk. And when you've done all that, our tutorial on Page 20 will show you how to put it all together on a self booting disk.
Just before we went to press, we heard news of sev- eral exciting new Martus Dyson' edi,or developments on the Amiga sales front. It appears that prices are falling once more, and we expect to see the A600 selling for a mere £199 as a standalone machine, and for £229 as a bundle. This kind of bargain should be the last nail in the coffin of the Atari ST, now selling for £159. Further rumours say that Commodore may be about to launch a trade-in scheme, similar to the Power-Up plan that they operate in the United States. Whatever the facts turn out to be, we'll bring you them in full next month,
but one thing's for sure, now's as exciting a time as ever to be an Amiga owner... A demo especially for those frustrated at slow animation playback.
Adorage is an animation effects program - this demo comes complete with a player program to display the final finished production. Instructions on page 11.
ProTracker V3.1B For those who have been waiting for the definitive tracker program, this latest update from the Cryptoburners in Norway should fulfill your sample sequencing needs. A full tutorial begins on Page 17.
Vmorph V2B An extra bonus - at the very last minute we just managed to squeeze Vmorph on the disk.
Morphing on the cheap is possible - even in AMOS. Full source code and documentation on the disk. Grey scale only, but an ideal start to the whole subject - more details on Page 20.
Nplay V2 OK, you've used ProTracker to produce an absolutely stunning piece of music - but how do you distribute it? This does the job and it's easy to use. Turn to page 20.
Full Coverdisk instructions start on next page... f Syndicate - Mean nlavable View What do you get if you take the look of Populous, add in some Cyberpunk elements, and arm your characters with big guns and 'Persuadatrons? Syndicate, that's what, the best demo since Hired Guns. Pat McDonald takes you into the future... Syndicate Bullfrog Electronic Arts ¦ All 1 Mb Amigas Both Coverdlsks load In a similar fashion. All you have to do Is turn on any Amiga with 1Mb of memory or more, and Insert either disk Into the first internal floppy drive. After a few moments of loading, the above screen
(for Coverdisk 48a.
The Syndicate disk) or the screen below (Coverdisk 48b, PD-DIY) will appear.
GETTING STARTED The first thing to do Is double click with the left mouse button over the Coverdisk Icon. A window will open, displaying the contents of the disk. To get at the programs and documents, simply double click on the relevant icon.
JULY 1993 Note that you cannot quit out of the Syndicate demo - but you can quit out of everything else. Your Amiga may crash If you keep running different programs and quitting. Just remove the disk, switch off and start again.
On the Syndicate disk, you may notice a message saying whether or not your machine has Workbench 3. The reason for this is that the Check utility is in use. The Syndicate demo needs all the memory It can get and so runs a small PD utility called Add44K to grab memory.
This utility does not work on Workbench 3. For more details of Check, see the Check document.
Not all programs work directly from the disk. Adoplay in the Adorage demo drawer works from the Shell, so nothing happens when you click on it. Also, Nplay on some machines - should be assigned In the startup-sequence of a disk. An example of this Is in the Nplay drawer.
WIN! One of 10 copies of Syndicate THE SYNDICATE COVERDISK will appeal lo everyone! This is because you can either play it as a fast and furious shoot-em-up or as a management game. The game's played with the mouse (press the left mouse button to get past the intro screens) and it has elements of strategy and tactics, but these have been kept reasonably simple, to keep the game fast!
The date is 85 New Calender. All over the world, huge corporations have become the power bases that run the planet. Three main areas have arisen - America. Europe and the Far East - sec the map on the Those incredibly nice people at Bullfrog have promised us 10 copies of Syndicate, plus a mystery bag of Bullfrog goodies for the winner of this simple competition. Nine runners up will also win a copy of Syndicate. All you have to do is answer the following questions on a postcard, and send it to; Crimewave Competition, Amiga Format, Future Publishing. 30 Monmouth St Bath BA1 2BW.
Before the 1st July 1993.
So here are the questions: 1: What is the range of the Mini Gun?
A) Two feet.
B) 2304 metres.
C) 1 Light year
d) 100 Metres opposite page. Nations have become largely
irrelevant.
Criminals are taking control of corporate boardrooms, and syndicates battle on (he streets using both futuristic hardware and good ol’ Uzi machine-guns.
For this mission, you have to use your two Cyborg agents to find and eliminate AF editor Marcus Dyson.
He is hidden somewhere in the city (check out the mission briefing screens for a small map showing his location). As you search around the city, expect to encounter many enemy agents, as well as members of the general public and law enforcement agencies.
2: What is the population of the United Kingdom in the year 85 NC (New Calendar)?
A) 30 billion
b) 47 million
c) 100 thousand
d) 56,789.123 3: How many world regions are there to conquer for
complete world domination?
A) SO
b) 620
c) 10
d) 365 4: What game is being advertised on the various The two
top windows let you choose which agent you are currently
controlling, and also tells you what your agent is doing even
if they are not visible in the playing area.
The life indicator. When this reaches the bottom, an agent dies. If both agents die. Press the space bar to start again.
Using your disk
1. Always write-protect your Coverdisk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
CONTROLLING YOUR AGENTS
2. Copy the Coverdisk and use the copy, not the original. This
may sound complicated, but it's surprisingly simple, just
follow the simple instructions which are given below.
3. Read the instructions.
The Team button is for sending both agents to the same place.
The Adrenaline indicator. You can set this lower or higher than the average, which affects an agent's walking speed. Often it's a good idea to try and creep along, and just have sudden bursts for crossing dangerous territory.
Both agents 3 and 4 are missing for the game demo, but fear not they will be included when the full game is released.
The Message window - check this for on-going reports of what is going on.
Backing up your disk I load your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the icon that soys Shell or CU and double-click on it.
2 When the Shell window appears and the drive light is oat, type in (DFO os in Zero, not DFO os in Oops): Diskcopy from DFO: CO DFO: and press the Return key.
The Perception indicator. Again, this can be fine tuned to make your agent more or less aware of threats around them. Setting this high and Adrenaline low makes a very stealthy agent.
The Intelligence indicator. Players who do not want much direct control should set this high and let the agents get on with it. Setting all three indicators to maximum puts an agent into panic mode.
The Weaponry is best experimented with. It's not always a good idea to use loud. Ugly, destructive weapons. People get alarmed.
The Mini Map is handy for seeing obstacles that are not immediately apparent on the main view.
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3. The AMIGA will now ask you to insert the 'source' disk. It
means the disk you wont to copy, so put the Coverdisk in the
drive ond press the Return key.
The demo is fairly easy lo control. Al Ihc lop left, you click with Ihe left buiton lo select agent one or two. Clicking anywhere on Ihe cily will send them off to that location - you can vary the levels physical, perceptive and intelligence levels of your agents, to make them behave differently as they move. Or you can move the short distances and lake a more active part in the game. The cursor keys alter your view of the city.
Syndicate has a lot of built-in intelligence - as you pursue your missions for example, the people of the city react to your actions. You will probably start off by shooting other people at first, (or at least that's what we did when we first received the demo!). Some characters will return fire, others will freeze, and quite a few will try to flee in headlong panic (often on to the busy roads).
If you decide not to shoot anybody, though, the city will mostly let you go about your business peacefully. Expect the unexpected - and always check over any dropped weaponry, as it will almost certainly come in handy later on.
Weaponry available varies from a small pistol lo ihc Minigun. Devastating whatever it hits up lo a very long range (2,304 metres). To fire a weapon, you must click on a weapon icon, and then on the target. A white cross-hair means thal a miss is likely - a red cross-hair means you have a better chance of hilting target.
The full game has over 50 missions lo complete.
You only actually have to achieve that figure to attain world domination, but it's nice to sec that you're allowed a few failures.
Judging by this demo. I'd say that Bullfrog have come up with a storming design - brilliant!
4. Wait for a while ond it will read all the information off the
Coverdisk, telling you how for it has got. Then It will ask
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 that the disk does not need to be formatted already.
JULY 1993
S. Put the source disk and destination disk in o couple more
times when the AMIGA osks for them. When it soys 'Diskcopy
Finished' just type in: endcll to get out of the Shell or CU.
You may hove to put the Workbench disk in again. Now your copy
is readyl billboards around the city in which the mission is
taking place?
This world map shows the areas where each syndicate operates. Your area in the game is marked in yellow.
A) Flood 7
b) Desert Strike 10
c) Populous 6
d) Powermonger 5 RULES. RULES AND YET MORE RULES.
1 No employee of these three rather fab companies: Future Publishing, Bullfrog or Electronic Arts may enter this compo.
2 Members of Futuristic hit squad who attempt to kill our editor will be disqualified.
3 A list of the winners will be printed in a forthcoming issue of Amiga Format.
4 The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
The role-playing aspects of Syndicate come in here, where you choose the characteristics of your team.
Disk not working If for any reason your disk fails to work, and you have read the box entitled Getting Started, send your disk, with a stamped addressed envelope for its return to: Amiga Format July Disk, Disk Copy Labs Ltd, Units 2&3, Omega Technical Centre, Drayton Fields, Daventry, Northants NN11 SRT.
Bullfrog shows you tomorrow.
It’s not a pretty sight.
On the forbidding city streets, among the mazes of concrete and steel, armed cyborgs stalk their prey.
They are the servants of Syndicates - crime organisations which dominate through corruption and violence.
SYNDICATE You are the Syndicate's latest recruit.
From Bullfrog Productions Ltd
• * ' ( ' % I t. Tool up a team of cyborgs with hi-tech weaponry
and superhuman physiques. Now take them into battle for
control of future- Earth’s 50 territories. Only when the world
lies powerless at your feet have you proved yourself worthy of
the Syndicate.
ELECTRONIC ARTS Distributed by: Electronic Arts. 90 Heron Drive. Langley.
Berks SL3 8XP Tel: 0753 549442.
It's a dark and mindless future.
But if you have the will, you can have the power.
© 1993 Bullfrog Productions Ltd. 'Syndicate' is a trademark of Electronic Arts.
Create your own PD demo
• 'PD-DIY Aji you need to create your own PD demo Adorage Working
demo of Micro PACE S video effects ruler ProTracker V3.10B
Sample sequencer for composing music Samples, modules &
animations ng your itions JULY 1993 OVER THE NEXT eight pages
we show you how to use the software supplied on this month’s
two Covcrdisks to add titles and animations to your videos
using Adorage. Create your own animations and pul them into
action with View, add music to your cartoon w ith ProTracker.
And finally show you exactly how you can put all these stages
together for your own motion masterpiece.
Adorage Demo How to add titles and animations to your videos Page 11 For professional looking videos, adding creative titles and anims can make the world of difference. With a lot of time and patience you can do this using a paint program, but with MicroPACE's Adorage results are quickly and easily obtained. On Page 11 we lake you one step at a lime through using the demo version of this powerful video titling and animation utility on the Coverdisk.
Names like Chuck Jones. Don Bluth and Tex Avery are common in the world of cellular animation, as arc companies such as Wall Disney and Warner Brothers. This is not surprising, considering that they have produced cartoons for the pleasure of people of all ages.
To be able to perform techniques such as drawing cartoons and animating them, without thousand of pounds worth of equipment (not to mention an army of artists), lo their standard was well out of the reach of most people until the Amiga arrived.
Computer animation is now taking off in a big way. With names such as Tobias Richter and Eric Schwartz becoming household names in the world of Amiga animation. This world is now open lo you.
And lo help you on your way. Roddy McMillan Creati animat Make cartoon characters on your Amiga, and make them move with View Page 13 own BBSS No matter how good your graphics or animations are. They will only really come alive if you add some sound to them. We've pul the latest version of ProTracker and some samples and modules on our Coverdisk for you lo use with the anims you create.
In our ProTracker tutorial, you will learn how to load and play Ihe Coverdisk samples and then alter them to create your own music to suit the style and pace of your graphics or animations.
Putting it all together The best way to put your creations into one working package Page 20 who has seven years experience as a computer animator and graphic artist, shows you the professional's tricks and techniques behind creating the best cartoon characters.
For this tutorial, you will need a paint package such as Deluxe Paint III or IV. A few blank disks, a pencil, an eraser, some paper and a few hours of spare time!
Plus: how to use View from your Coverdisk lo make your animations move.
Making music with P'roTVacker How to give your animations extra magic by adding music Page 17 So you've drawn your characters, learnt how to make them move and have produced some great sounds. But how do you gel them all working together? On Page 20 we show you the best steps you can lake to make your animations move with View, play back your tunes with Nplay and make your Adorage illustrations speed up with Adoplay.
Then - if you've not run out of creativity - how to produce your own unique masterpiece.
ADORAGE IS A powerful video titling and animation utility. That is. It takes a single IFF file and can apply a variety of effects to it to produce animations for use as titles in videos, or as standalone animations with the player utility. This demo version is fully functional, except that you can't save the animations produced as IFF Anim files, so you can't import them into Dpaint or any other paint program.
The demo version includes all of the effects in Ihc commercial version, from pages blowing in the wind to pixelation. There are 14. And each of these has several variations, giving several hundred possibilities.
So how do you create an animation for use in a video? First, you need an image to animate. Because the images will be output to video, the best type to use is a high resolution interlaced image with only a few colours, although Adorage will work with all types of image. There was no space on Ihc Coverdisk for any sample images, so you'll need lo supply this.
Double clicking on the Adorage Icon in the Adorage Demo starts off the program and presents you with Ihe main screen, as shown above right. From here, you can access all attributes of the program. For this example, we'll create a short anim showing the wind effect. It won't include a background image, so click on the 'background' box in the bottom right comer.
Click on the ’wind' button lo select the effect, and on the 'fine' button under the helix heading lo select the direction of the peel. This button is already selected, but you need to click to confirm this. Next, select the image to be used. 'Image repeal- is used if you've previously loaded an image, but we're loading in a new one in this example, so click on 'File select'. A 'Please insert volume ADORAGE' requester will appear, since the Coverdisk isn't named Adorage. Cancel this, and a file requester appears. Select the image you want to animate. And click OK. This will load and display
the image on screen. Clicking once brings up the requester, which is for what area of the image the effect acts on.
Click on 'Full image' to set it lo use the entire screen.
The final requester allows you lo produce a test animation. Or to produce the final animation. Clicking on ‘Yes' produces a test animation, or clicking on 'SSA Recording' produces the final animation. To view this, click on 'Control' in the animation screen of the main menu, and select file from the edit animation menu.
Clicking on 'Save' will bring up a requester where you can save the animation to disk.
Adorage uses a special animation format to produce smooth high-resolution images called SSA (Super Smixtlh Animation). This means that you can't use View lo play these animations back, but Micro-PACE have included a standalone player, called Adoplay.
This works from the CLI. And can be started by typing 'Adoplay Filename', where the filename is the name of (he saved SSA format animation.
Adorage THE MAIN SCREEN: ACCESS TO ALL FEATURES VMORPH v2B MUSIC? NO!
FULL VERSION OF ADORAGE The full version of Adorage is available from: Micro-PACE Unit 10 Perth Trading Estate Perth avenue Slough Berks SL1 4XX Tel: 0753 551888 Unfortunately, It's not possible to play a music module and view an SSA animation at the same time, since the SSA player program seems to turn off the Amiga multitasking in order to achieve the smoothest animations possible. This means that you can't include SSA animations as part of your demo created with this month's tutorial, unless you play the SSA animation first and start the music afterwards.
HERE S ONE I MADE EARLIER Frames from an animation showing the 'wind' effect in Adorage.
Vmorph uses the slondord AMOS requesters, which means it looks slightly unfriendly. This, however, conceals a great bit of programming.
If you are going to run this program, WRITE PROTECT your Coverdisk. Move the tab in the corner of the disk so that the hole is showing.
This isn't absolutely vital, but Vmorph doesn't really like working with almost full disks - it needs space in which to work.
Ideally, copy the Coverdisk, delete some bits of the Copy (like the Adorage Demo.
ProTracker and Nplay) and then use Vmorph. If you are wondering what the program does after those dire warnings - it's a simple morphing program written in AMOS, to work out a transition from one grey scale image to another.
Vmorph only works with lo-res (320 X 256) 16 colour screens that have been mapped with colour zero as black, colour 15 as white, and the colours in the middle as increasingly bright shades of grey. So before using the program, get a few such pictures in IFF form on a disk.
JULY 1993 The first thing the program asks you to do is select source and destination images. It uses the clunky, but effective, AMOS file requester - press the right mouse button to get a list of available drives, and the left mouse button to select disks, directories and files.
The way it works goes like this: the source and destination pictures have a grid overlaid.
Intersections on the grid can be clicked on and moved. Think of It as printing a picture on a rubber sheet, and then twisting and distorting the sheet. Finally, Vmorph will work out individual frames in between the first and second images.
What tends to happen is that the images in the middle are subtle blends of the first and second images. OK, Vmorph isn't a patch on MorphPlus - but it doesn t cost nearly as much as that program. Have fun experimenting, read the documentation (the example IFF pictures are not included on the Coverdisk) and do get in contact with the author if you have any suggestions for improvement.
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Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny - you can make your own cartoon
characters with the help of your Amiga and a paint package.
Roddy McMillan shows you how... SO. YOU HAVE your Amiga, and
want to get animating. You will need a few gadgets to get you
started. Firstly, and most importantly, you need as much memory
as possible - large animations eat it lor breakfast, lunch and
dinner. This tutorial is based on a standard I Mb (chip memory)
Amiga using a paint package (like Speclracolor which is
available on the cover of AF36 - see page 150). This uses two
forms of animation - compressed and expanded. Use the
compressed form to save memory; the program only saves the
changes between each frame and not the whole picture.
When you have completed an animation you need a way of displaying it. PPAnim - available from most PD libraries - is extremely effective, compressing the size of your finished animations. It also enables you to append your animations so that they can be displayed as one continuous movie.
You may want to add sound samples to your animations. Packages such as Rom bo's Take 2 or Deluxe Video III can do this, and they also display animations created in Dpainl. For original sound effects you'll need a sound sampler; it will cost around £30.
For this tutorial, all you need is Deluxe Painl III or IV. A few blank disks, a pencil, an eraser, some paper and a little spare time.
STORYBOARD Before you create your animation you should plan it using a storyboard. A sheet of photocopied paper with boxes for 'thumbnail' sketches, with a space below them for comments about the action and sound effects, is ideal. If you think that sounds a little too Spiclberg-ish for your needs, think again. The purpose of this is to devise a sketch or funny action that you want your character to perform. Take some time to think it through and remember that good planning makes for good animation.
For a I Mb machine, draw your animations and storyboard relatively small with only one or two backgrounds. Give your background a border around the edge of the picture, since this will save memory - the bigger the border, the more memory you will save.
* ? % Jt 4 4 4 4 I A well-planned storyboard is the starting
point for oil the best animations.
Rn O O ] D CREATING YOUR OWN CHARACTERS •A Now try having a go at drawing the hands for the character.
Hands can be positioned anywhere around the body, making it easier to add arms later, so try drawing many different hand shapes using the hand you are not drawing with as a guide. A lot of cartoon characters wear gloves, so your basic hand shapes can be easily converted to gloves, by drawing two to three lines on the back of the hand and a small rim around the opening of the glove.
Draw several sets of hands, at odd angles, extended and clasped to give your hand a variety of expressions.
Betore you start drawing on your Amiga, you need to create the character ~ v,v that will appear in your animation by drawing r k, ' on a model sheet - a ' *" piece, or several pieces of paper that , » s' depict your character g - __-_J -In many poses with different expressions. It will be a guide for you when you're animating, and will make you more confident before drawing your character on the screen and animating it.
First of all decide what kind of creature object your character will be.
Start with something fairly simple and gradually move on to more complex creatures as you become more competent. Try drawing the body of your character from many different angles, until you are absolutely happy with it. Now add a head, which you can draw with ellipses. If you have created an object without a head, this technique is still useful because you can position features easily on any round section of the character.
I '3' & Next off you have to make the character see, so the eyes have to be added. You can alter the shape of the eyes to suit your character.
Also, enlargement or shrinking of the pupils can add various effects which will add to the character of the animation. Use the eyebrows to express emotion - and don't be afraid to use the popular bug-eye' technique of extending the eyes out from their sockets.
The character needs a mouth to produce speech and mouths, like eyes, can dramatically change in size to emphasise a mood.
The showing of teeth and the tongue also add realism. Practice movements of speech on paper to give you an idea of the many different shapes. This will be useful for lip-syncing sound later on.
Your character has to be made mobile.
It could spring, slither, inch or wobble, but more often than not it will walk or run. Start by drawing walking and running positions. When you are confident with the main walk and runs, you can add angles to them for better effect, so try drawing the legs and feet in different walking and running positions.
Draw the character in different actions. Start with a faint outline to plan the pose, and then use harder lines when the position looks right. You can now create a full model sheet by drawing poses of all your character’s traits and actions.
CREATING YCHJR ANIMATION Now you must select a palette for your anim- brushes and backgrounds. Select the number of colours you want to use from w ithin Dpainl and make sure you use the same palette as the background for the brushes. The fewer colours you use. The more memory you will save - 16 colours provides a good compromise between memory and picture quality. When you are satisfied with your palette, save it to disk for future use.
SCENES AND BACKGROUND Examine your storyboard and draw your backgrounds. Remembering to use the palette you saved earlier, and put a border around the drawing. Use perspective and simple colouring. But make sure your backgrounds are constructed from outlines that are filled. The more pixels you use. The more memory you use. Save the backgrounds to disk.
CELLS OR ANIMBRUSHES Next you have to create your props and character animations. If you are lucky enough to own Dpainl IV you should use the light table function, but if not you can flick through the frames using 'Next' and 'Previous' (1 and 2 keys on the keyboard) to step through your Continued overleaf a n i ill a ( i o n .
When you gel more advanced, il is wise to gel a video digitising set-up. So that you can draw the characters on paper and then, using a video camera, digitise them.
The digitised frames can then be loaded into Dpainl to be touched up and coloured.
Using your storyboard you can create all the cells needed to make a story or sketch.
First, create brushes and anim brushes, and save them for re-loading on to the background when you pul your animation together. Wnen creating your brushes and anim brushes, it is important that you do all your drawing on the background colour, which is the first colour in the palette. If you don't, and you attempt to pick up the brush and stamp it down on your background, the blank area within the brush will also be stamped down, thus wiping out a brush-sized rectangular area of your background. So. When you pick up your brushes make sure that you click the right mouse button on the first
colour in the palette to ensure that you are using the background colour.
Ranges from the colour menu. Clear the current range and make your own. Starting with the black colour and all the subsequent w hites.
On the same menu you will notice a colour cycling bar - click and hold your mouse button on the slider and alter it to the desired speed. While you are doing this, you will see your animation running. Exit the ranges requester and press the Tab key to preview your work. You can use the F9 and FIO keys to remove the border bars. On the Syndicate Coverdisk. There is a colour cycling picture tWalkrun anim) which you can load in and press Tab. The Tab key is situated to the left of your keyboard and may have two arrows on pointing left and right.
EXAGGERATION If you exaggerate something in your cartoon, exaggerate it to the furthest position, and double it. This may not always be the best thing to do. But if your character is going to open a door from eight feet away you need to stretch its arm. Exaggeration will enhance the elastic feeling of your creation, making il more toony.
Start designing your character with a simple black outline, and grodually add the embellishments that will bring it to life.
JULY 1993 There are many techniques used to help make your animations look professional, and here are a few of the most useful ones.
MOTION BLUR tlon joined by the curved lines, and finally you will see the end frame.
SQUASH AND STRETCH This makes your character look like it is moving from one position to another very fast, without using many frames. Draw the start frame, then skip a frame, and then draw the end position frame. Pick the end frame up as a brush and then stamp it down on the frame that was skipped. Then pick up the start frame and stamp this down in the correct position on the middle frame. Now use the curve tool to draw curves between the two positions of your character, and then fill these in using the desired colour. Make the start of the motion blur dark, and gradually make It lighter
towards the end position of your character. When you play the animation you will see the first frame, then the 'whooosh' comblna- Draw brushes using your model sheet for reference, and your own non-drawing hand as a reference for hand drawings. Flip backwards and forwards through your animation to make sure it looks right. When you draw, use black outline draw ings at first, making it easy to edit the character, and then colour it in using the ’Fill' command in Dpaint. Then add shadows and highlights to give your animation far more depth, and make your characters look more solid. By using
outlines, you can quickly construct your characters, but make sure all the lines you have drawn connect up. Or when you attempt to fill them il will 'leak' into the background. It's advisable to draw cycling animations, because these seem to lie continuous because the last frame follows through to the first. This is used for walks and runs to save on frames.
If you become stuck with a position or expression, simply try it out on paper for speed, and go back to your computer to try it again. Use plenty of face and hand movements to make your animation more entertaining.
COLOUR CYC LI MG This form of animation is unique to computer users. It involves creating a picture with many frames, rather than many frames with a picture. Each frame is made from the next colour in the palette. When you have drawn all the steps on your picture (in the following palette colour), click the right mouse button on the selected colour display just above the palette.
Now make all the colours the same. Use white to simulate the colour of paper. Make one colour black (preferably the start frame colour). Exit the palette requester, and select Lines can be added to emphasise movement. They are usually dark and closely spaced near the character. But faded out and spaced further apart moving away from the character. They can be used to express a loud noise or a character shouting, by using straight lines emanating from the source of the noise.
USE THESE ANIMATION TECHNIQUES TO CREATE If you have Dpaint IV, you can use the ‘Metamorph1 command. Simply pick up the brush on the frame that the morphing starts at, go to the Brush pull and then jump over the fence, than to simply see it walk up to the fence and jump over it.
MOVIE MAKING Most of the main animation techniques have been simply explained to help in your animation creating. Construct your animbrushes and brushes with outlines first, then colour them in and save your work regularly. When you have created all the needed cells for your story- boarded script, clear all frames. Set a required amount of frames - this can be lengthened or shortened as you're making your sketch. Load in the background for your first subsequent sketch(s). Following the storyboard, load in and stamp down your animbrushcs brushes.
Make sure you advance a frame each time you stamp a cell. A quick way of doing this is by holding down the left or right Alt key - each time you stamp a cell down from your anim- brush brush the computer will automatically advance one frame. This is called Anim Painting. It is belter to do your sketch movie in parts as PP-Anim can append your parts into one whole part or movie.
If you become very interested in movie making, a package called MovieSelter is worth getting hold of. You can use it to create anim- Cartoon charortors rarely do anything without emphasis, so make each action memorable with the addition of pauses and exaggerated movement.
ANTICIPATION AND REACTION If you execute an action, you usually go straight into it - running, climbing, pressing, jumping, and so on. But cartoons appear to pause, make a movement in the opposite direction, and then move into action. This technique exaggerates the action, often making it more enjoyable to watch.
In the example anim on the other Coverdisk.
Maxel Mite is about to run off into the distance. Instead of just tunning off. He primes himself first by flinging his arm backwards with a slight tum of the body. This movement shows he is about to do something. You can make use of this method as often as you wish with the characters in your own animations - before jumping, crouch; before crouching, jump: before pressing, swing the hand in the opposite direction. It is much more enjoyable to see a sheep walk up to a fence, pause, squat down What happens when you get hold of an animation that is too big to load Into Deluxe Feint? One answer
is provided on the Syndicate Coverdisk. It's called View, and was written by Michael Hartmann before he joined Progressive Peripherals and Software.
To use it, simply click once on the icon, and hold down the Shift key. Then double click on the Icon of the animation that you want to play. Simple, eh?
JULY 1993 YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING CARTOONS with cell morphing from the first brush you picked up to the last. The morph command can be used to make good explosions of objects by using your first brush (the object you want to explode) and second brush, which will consist of several pixels placed randomly around the edges of your previous brush.
When you morph between these two brushes your object will appear to explode Into many pieces.
ENLARGE SHRINK To give the Impression of body, and to make your character look full, you might need to use enlarging and shrinking. This technique is used on moving ally draw each separate moving part - head, body, upper arm, lower arm, upper leg, lower leg. Now, stamp the body down on several frames, say 12.
Now pick up the head and stamp It down on the body in slightly different positions for each frame.
Adding the upper arms and legs is simple. Pick up your limb as a brush and select handle place from the brush menu. Now, press the left mouse button over the place where you want your limb to rotate. Stamp down your brush In the correct place, objects so that they seem to swell and decrease constantly, giving them the feeling of life, such as a heartbeat for example. The swells need only be minimal, but noticeable enough to give your character a bit of life and movement.
And select the anim pull-down menu and then Move.
You can adjust the rotation and the amount of frames that you wish to rotate over. Click on Preview to check that the rotation will be correct. If It Isn't, try again and remember that for rotation In the opposite direction you need to put a sign before the number.
If you have 12 frames, you go from the middle to right, then right to middle, middle to left and finally left to middle. Each section will use four frames, so when finished the last frame will loop Into the first frame of the 12. Now we have to make an animbrush of the lower arm and use the brush Handle command on the lower arm to position it correctly. Then, rotate It over six frames from middle to left, and then from the left position to the middle over six frames. Most of the angles used for body walking will be about 50 per cent. After each section remember to pick up the rotated brush
position and place the handle rotation position. Repeat this process for the upper leg. The lower leg and foot are a bit tricky, so it is easier to rotate them manually using the rotate any angle function from the brush menu.
Brushes that use much less memory, import IFF brushes from Dpaint. Add sound effects, colour cycle and palette changes, scroll backgrounds using its own routines so there's no extra memory usage, add fades and wipes, and generally produce high quality animations that take up little memory space.
There are other packages available for creating cartoons - Fantavision, Wall Disney's Animation Studio, Take 2, Director I & 2, Delate Video III. Plus several PD packages - TACK. Audio Animator and Animation Station.
But the best of the bunch is MovieSelter (from Gold Disk 0101-416-602-4000).
Now you're on the road to becoming an animator, practice w ill make you better - if not perfect. For help, visit your local library or buy these books: From Script to Screen, Chuck Amuck (Chuck Jones), The Warner Bros Book of Animation. Drawing Cartoons (Stuart Trotter), The Encyclopaedia of Animated Cartoons (Jeff Lenburg).
If you do produce an animation that is funny or has taken an age to produce, why not send it to the PD libraries so everyone can enjoy your work. Happy animating! *5 A couple of notes; View is too old to handle animations created in the AGA graphic modes of the A1200 and A4000, so don't try running 256-colour or HAM8 animations.
Second. View and a few other animation utilities, plus the full program Animation Station, were given away on the Coverdisk of Amiga Format 37 which is available from Back Issues on page 150.
Most cartoon movements are made using arcs. This Is so your character doesn't look robotic and It makes the character look more life-like. So use this in movements such as arm swinging, head turning, bending, and so on.
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Keep on trackin' If you're less than impressed with your animations, no matter how good the graphics are, it's time to add in some music. Andy Nuttall, with a little help from ProTracker, shows you how... HKRK AT AMIGA FORMAT we like our readers to be creative with their machines. We try to encourage you to explore as many as possible of the different things that your Amiga can do.
Over the last few pages we have described how to draw simple characters and animate them, and produce a workable animation like the ones you can find in our PD Demo Zone section every month.
Now we will show you how to create a soundtrack to accompany your graphics, using the music program ProTratker J.IOB which you will find on your Covcrdisk. This is the latest in a long line of tracker programs, which are used by all kinds of programmers.
You'll find that most of the soundtracks for Amiga games are produced using trackers.
A tracker is a program which you can use to enter musical notes into your Amiga, and arrange them to create a tune. To make up the tune you can usually cither use your Amiga's internal sounds, which arc created by the computer, or 'real' sounds which have been recorded (sampled) into your Amiga by using a special sampling program. The Covcrdisk version of ProTrat ker can only use samples, so there are several on the disk to gel you started.
Steps to success Right, now we know what n does, let's go on and actually use ProTrat ker to make some music. Before we begin, though, you should realise that we are only- going to touch on the features of the program to create a basic tune. To find out more, examine the demo module on your Covcrdisk. And follow the instructions at the end if you want to gel into the more complicated features of ProTrat ker.
First of all. Switch on your Amiga, and insert your Covcrdisk containing ProTrat ker. Double-click on the icon “Covcrdisk48b". Then double-click on the icon "PT310.EXE". The ProTrackcr program should now load, take a few seconds to de-compact itself, then display a message containing credits.
MAIN MENU If you don't like the colour palette, and you would prefer something like the normal Workbench 2 colours, click on SETUP. This will bring up a screen like the one to the right. Clicking on RESET ALE will change the palette, or you can alter the colours Opainl- stylc. And then save the configuration using the SAVE CONFIG button. Click on MAIN MENU to return to the original screen. (See Disk Operations on Page IX.)
So you're all sorted? Right, let's load in the demonstration tunc. Click on DISK OP. And this will bring up the Disk Operations menu (see opposite).
This page is a little complicated, but you need to understand what's going on so that you can save your own creations in future.
In the centre of the menu you'll sec three buttons.
SAVE MODULE. SONG and SAMPLE. You can highlight any of these with a lick by clicking on the Continued overleaf SET-UP OPTIONS JULY 1993 I insert note, D - delete note.
PATTERN - current pattern number.
LENGTH - number of patterns in song.
FINETUNE - tune sample up or down.
SAMPLE - number of selected sample.
VOLUME - volume of sample.
LENGTH - length of the pattern REPEAT - how many times you want to loop the pattern.
EXTRA COMMANDS Next to each of the notes, you will notice that there are tour digits which don't appear to have any function, like these: Choose a sample file format - IFF or RAW. IFF is used by' most samplers and editors, whereas RAW is used by some of the older packages.
The first three characters, in this case C-3, stand for the pitch value of the note. The next two. 07 here, are for the sample number and are written in hexadecimal notation.
The final four are used to perform special operations on the notes. The following are examples of what can be done using these commands - go back to the demonstration tune while you go through the commands to find out how they are used in practice.
Button in the centre of the screen, just below the FREE: button, and just to the right of the FILE: button. We'll call this button the selector from now on.
So. We know what a sample is. But what arc songs and modules? A song is the pattern data (notes) that make up your piece of music. If you save a song to disk, it will only record the positions of the notes, and not the samples themselves. When you load the song back into memory, the program will automatically load in the required samples from disk.
A module is made up of both the song and the necessary samples. If you save a module, a single file will be created which contains everything in the song.
The demo tune is saved as a module, so before you load it in you must make sure that the selector button says MODULE. Now click on the button which marks where the demo module is saved: in this case DFO:. A number of directories will appear in the top right-hand box. So move your cursor around in the box until the Modules directory is highlighted in yellow. Now click the left mouse button, and the file MOD.THE MOE- BIUS.PP will appear. Click on this, and it will load in automatically. Now click on MAIN MENU on the top left to return to the main screen.
JULY 1993 Sec 'Demonstration Tune' below. -OK, now turn your monitor's volume level way up. And click on PLAY. The demo song, called Take a Trip From Me by U4IA. Will now begin playing.
After about seven minutes the music will finish, and then start playing again from the beginning. Click on STOP. Good tune, isn't it? Now we're going to use the samples from the piece to create our own song. The simplest way to set this up is to get rid of the notes that DEMONSTRATION TUNE make up the song, but leave the samples exactly where they arc.
To do this, click on CLEAR. The following menu will appear: SELECT HART DATA YOU HISH TO CLEAR.
ALL CANCEL To clear the song data only, click on SONG. (By the way - to clear the samples only, click on SAMPLES. While to clear all the data from memory, click on ALL.) Remember though, once you delete something. It's gone for ever!
After clicking SONG, you should notice that the pattern data now contains only zeros. What we will do next is to show you how to create a basic piece of music using the samples already loaded. Click on SAMPLER, and the bottom half of the screen will change like this: If you've ever used a sample editor before, then this will seem familiar to you. If you haven't, then read on and we'll show you what to do.
The simplest way to play the samples is to use your Amiga's keyboard. Press Q. and you will hear the sample play. Other keys on the keyboard correspond to different notes, similar to a piano keyboard. Look at the number next to SAMPLE on the top left of the screen, and you will sec that this is sample number one. There arc many samples in memory, so click on the up arrow next to SAMPLE, and sample number two will be displayed - press Q to play this also.
You don't need the sample window displayed to play the samples, so click on EXIT to go hack to the main screen.
Using the cursor keys on your keyboard you can move the edit square around the notes - try it and see.
The four vertical columns correspond to four musical tracks, effectively meaning you can play up to four samples at the same time (sec 'How to produce a sequence').
If you move the cursor all the way down to the end of the pattern, you will find that it is 64 notes long.
This is the standard length for patterns in tracker programs - if you require the pattern to be smaller, use the D command (sec Extra Commands above) for details.
Move the cursor to note 0 and the beginning of channel SOUNDING OUT If, after you have followed the tutorial, you want to expand and use other samples, there are several ways to get some: 1 The easiest way Is to contact a company which specialise in supplying IFF samples which can be used in ProTracker. Walkabout Music (0726 813607) have a huge range of different instruments on disk at varying prices. They regularly advertise with Amiga Format, so check out their advert for more details.
Also worth checking out are Gajits (061-236
2515) , who market several disks filled with samples for use in
their Sequencer One program, that may also be used in
ProTracker.
I Buy a sampler, and record your own sounds.
A sampler Is a small, inexpensive piece of hardware which plugs into the back of your Amiga. If you plug a CD player, tape recorder or other such device into it, you can use special sampling software to record 'real' sounds into the Amiga's memory. Once they are in there, they can be saved to disk, and Included in your music.
A good sampler to buy is Technosound Turbo from New Dimensions (0291 690933). This should cost you around £36. Although you can order It from AFMail Order (page 146) for £29.95. 0 ARPEGGIO 00 + second halfnote ? Third haltnote Operation: Produces a one-channel chord.
Example: C-300 0037 produces a minor chord. C- 300 0047 produces a major chord.
1 PORTAMENTO UP 01 ? Portamento speed Operation: Slides the pitch up.
Example: C-300 0103. Where 03 Is the speed ol portamento.
2 PORTAMENTO DOWN 02 + portamento speed Operation: Slides the pitch down.
Example: C-300 0203. Where 03 is the speed of portamento.
3 TONE PORTAMENTO destination note + 03 + speed Operation: Slides from old note to new.
Example: C-300 0305. Where C-3 is the note to slide to and 05 is the speed of portamento.
4 VIBRATO 04 ? Vibrato speed * vibrato size Operation: Makes the sound oscillate.
Example: C-300 0481. Where 8 is the speed of vibrato and 1 is the size of vibrato.
D PATTERN BREAK 0D only Operation: End the current pattern and go to the next one.
Example: C-300 0D00, where all values except 0D are a waste.
A VOLUME SLIDE 0A ? Up speed * down speed Operation: Slides volume up or down.
Examples: C-300 0A05. Where 5 is the speed to turn down the volume.
C-300 OA40. Where 4 is the speed to turn up the volume.
B POSITION JUMP 0B ? Song position to continue at Operation: Jump to a different position in the song.
Example: C-300 0B01. Where 01 is the position to jump to. This command also performs a pattern break.
C SET VOLUME 0C . New volume Operation: Sets the current volume.
Example: C-300 0C10. Where 10 is the volume - maximum 40.
F SET SPEED OF + speed Operation: Changes the speed (in beats per minute (BPM)) of your tune.
Example: C-300 0F07. Where 07 is the required speed. Speeds between 01 and 1F are allowed.
HOW TO PRODUCE A SEQUENCE l. Click the up arrow next to SAMPLE until you gel to number 16 (note: this is 16 in hexadecimal numbering. This means that when you go pasl number 09 you gel DA and so on until OF. When you get to 10.
Hexadecimal numbering is base 16. Whereas decimal is base 10 and binary is base 2.)
Now click on EDIT, which enables you to enter noles into the grid, and press M on the keyboard. The note B-2160000 will appear, signifying nole B. sample
16. Move the cursor keys down lo position 16. And press M again,
then 32. And lastly 48. If you now click on PATTERN,
ProTracker will play the first pattern - a looped short wave
radio sample.
If you make a mistake when entering notes, simply go back up lo the position of the error, and press P. This will delete the odd note.
We now want to make a copy of this pattern, so that we can add things to il and still keep the original intact. On the bottom right hand comer, you'll sec a button marked TRACK. Click that once, and it should now say PATT. This means that you want to edit an entire pattern.
Click on COPY, and this will store the pattern in memory. Click on the right-hand arrow next to the (X) above the PATT. Button, and this will move lo pattern number 01. Click on PASTE, and this will copy pattern
(X) into pattern 01. To marl the fact that you have increased the
length of the song by one. Click on the up arrow next to
LENGTH on the top left of the screen.
This is most important, because when you save.
ProTracker will only save the number of patterns indicated by LENGTH.
Now move the cursor to position 0 again, but this time on channel 2. Click on the down arrow next to SAMPLE, until the number reads 07. Click on EDIT again, then press Q on the keyboard. C-307 (XXX) will appear, signifying nole C. sample 07. Press the down arrow three times, then press Q again, and repeat this until the end of the pattern is reached. Click on PATTERN again, and you will now hear the original pattern played with drums over the top. Click on STOP, then repeal the copying sequence above lo create a copy of your new pattern, called pattern 02.
(Don't forget to increase the LENGTH by one again.)
So that snare is a little bit on the weak side, eh? A simple remedy for that is to use another sample, and play il at the same time as the snare - so you beef up the sound a little.
Making sure you're altering pattern 02. Move the cursor to position 04. And channel ft3. Click on EDIT, then press Q on the keyboard. Press the down cursor key seven limes, then press Q again - repeat this until you gel to the end of the pattern.
Now click on PATTERN again, and make sure that il all sounds OK. To siring the patterns together into a song, use the I and D (Insert and Delete) buttons on the top-left of the screen. Click the arrows next to PATTERN until you gel the number of the pattern you wish to insert, then click on I and the pattern will be inserted. To delete an entry simply select it. Then click on D and it will disappear.
When you have finished arranging the patterns into a song, click on PLAY, and this will play each pattern in the song in sequence. You have now created your own song. Click STOP. Finally, click on DISK OP., take out your Coverdisk and insert a blank formatted disk into drive DF0:. Click on RLE:, and then insert a name for your module - say TEST, for instance. Click on the DF0: button, then click on SAVE MODULE.
Click on YES. And your entire song - samples included
- will be saved to disk.
UPDATES For more details on ProTracker, including the new features such as 12-bit samples and sample filtering, contact Cynostlc PD at 85 Wyken Croft.
Coventry, CV2 SAD. The programmers won't be releasing the new software until later this year, however, so make sure you wait until the end of June 1993 (at least) before writing.
EVEN IF YOL' are among ihc besi graphic artists or musicians, there is no substitute for having a programmer code your art on to a disk. Such hard coded works (Jesus on E's, State of the Art and so on) are much snappier and more immediate than the methods you'll see on this page, but you can produce a basic slideshow using these instructions.
Putting it all "How do I do a sound and graphics disk?"
Richard Baguley and Pat McDonald explain.
Together Starting Off For this example, let's assume that you want to create a self booting disk that plays your music and shows your pictures and animations created with the programs on the Covcrdisks which accompany this issue. If you're planning to use a program such as moviesetter. Check the instructions that come with the program, as these use a different approach.
What we are going to do is create a disk that contains all of the files and programs necessary to create a self booting disk. The first thing to do is to format a blank disk, so boot up the machine and insert a blank disk. Click once on the disk icon and select 'Initialise disk' from the Icon menu. The machine will then proceed lo format the disk. If you want to give the disk a name, wait until it has finished formatting, click on it once and select 'Rename' from the icon menu. For this example. I will assume you want to call the disk 'Slideshow'. Once you've done this, go into the shell
and type: C E 3 sO UJ INSTALL DFO: This makes the disk bootable, but you still need to add some files to make it boot up properly.
Still in the shell, type: MAKEDIR SLIDESHOW:C MAKEDIR SLIDESHOW:S MAKEDIR SLIDESHOW:LIBS MAKEDIR SLIDESHOW:NPLAY pressing return after each line. This creates the various directories in which the programs, system and data files should reside. The two main programs you will need are View (the animation player) and Nplay (the music player. Copy these over by typing and inserting the requested disks: DISTRIBUTION HINTS AND TIPS COPY WORKBENCH48A:VIEW RAM: MAKEDIR RAM:LIBS COPY WORKBENCH48A:LIBS ? RAM:LIBS MAKEDIR RAM:NPLAY COPY WORKBENCH48B:NPLAY ? RAM:NPLAY MAKEDIR RAM:C COPY
WORKBENCH488:C ? RAM:C COPY RAM:VIEW SLIDESHOW:C COPY RAM:NPLAY ? SLIDESHOW:NPLAY COPY RAM:LIBS ? SLIDESHOW:LIBS COPY RAM: ? SLIDESHOW:C This may seem a bit long w inded, but it makes use of the RAM disk to minimise the disk swapping. After a little bit of whirring and disk swapping, you should have the two programs and their accompanying files on your disk.
You will then need to copy your songs and animations on to the disk. If you've got an image called ‘Nigel.iff on a disk called 'Bertha', you would type: COPY BERTHA:NIGEL.IFF SLIDESHOW to copy the file across. The final step is lo create a start-up sequence which starts playing the music and shows the image. To do this, type : ED SLIDESHOW: S STARTUP-SEQUENCE This will bring up a screen where you can then type in your start-up sequence, which should look something like this: ASSIGN NPLAY: SYS:NPLAY NPLAY:NPLAY Q SYS:YOUR MODULE VIEW YOURFILE You should replace YOUR MODULE with the name of
ihe soundtrackcr file you want to play, and YOUR FILE with the name of the animation or image you want to show. If you want to show several files, repeat the last line with the names of Ihc various files.
Clicking the left mouse button will move on to the next picture or animation. Save this file (press ESC and then X), and you should have a self booting slideshow!
Please Note There are a couple of things you should bear in mind.
The freely distributable player for animations produced in Adorage on Ihe second Coverdisk (AdoPlay) won't multitask with Nplay. So it is not possible for you to play songs and SSA animations at the same time. This is because AdoPlay turns off multi-tasking to ensure that the animations are as smooth as possible.
Animations produced with Adorage are also larger than conventional ones, so you can't fit many of them on to a single disk.
1 Never release a disk without a contact name and address or phone number on it, so that people can get in touch about it and maybe help with your next project.
2 Send your slideshow to several PD libraries to ensure that it's widely distributed. Many also offer a swap service, where they will swap a new PD disk for one of your choice.
3 Always test your projects on as many Amigas as you can find, before releasing it.
This saves a lot of embarrassment.
Nplay v2.01 Petter E Stokke ¦ All Amigas Nplay is on the ProTracker disk. It is a sound module player lor releasing tunes you've produced with ProTracker to people who don't have that program. It's also up to date, fully multitasking, and easy to use.
Here's how to use it Irom Workbench.
Double click on the Nplay drawer, then on the Nplay icon. Click once on the Drives button, then on DFO:, then on Nplay. Finally click on Assign.
Next, you have to select a sound module for the program to play. Click on Drives, then on DFO, then on Modules, and finally on "Mod.the moebius.pp.The sound of the song on the Coverdisk will start playing. Nplay can deal with such files, as well as those done with StoneCracker. Nplay has to be assigned before it runs because further releases will do things like play sound modules from programs other than ProTracker. And deal with different crunch formats. To make it expandable, these changes will be done on files apart from the main program.
The program has to find these (or future) support files to work. There's an example of an assign command in the Nplay drawer.
But you don't |ust have to use it like that.
Nplay works well with the Shell, and can be used inside a startup-sequence to load and play a module while your Amiga gets on with displaying some graphics. Further details of this can be found in the Nplay document for those who wish to delve a little.
4 If you include some documentation on the disk, make sure it’s clear, to the point, and not too long. The days of endless scrolling titles are thankfully over.
5 Never include copyrighted material or other people's work in a disk. Ripping off other people's time and effort is a no-no, and you stand a good chance of getting sued.
6 Don't be afraid to make your work widely available. After all, this is what Public Domain is all about!
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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 of doing that is by giving them the best duality product their money can buy. When you do something this well, Both users and professional reviewers alike write the ad copy for you."
The Amiga Format review, for instance, contains the following: ’...an improvement on the other OPUS releases '...so good it should have been built into the operating system.'
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NEW IMPROVED QUARTERBACK Central Coast Software, those of the mystical hippy name, are about to unleash the new version of Quarterback Tools on the world.
Quarterback Tools Deluxe will perform the same sort of disk maintenance tasks as the old version, only more so. New features are faster disk optimisation, improved un-delete and a Workbench 2 3 style interface.
We'll be reviewing the new version soon, but if you can't wait for details, call Central Coast Software on 0101 512 328 6650.
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Ihe recent Amiga Format Live! Show said that ftof1 l,om Fu'u,e p“bli‘hi»9'‘ AMIGA title, put thems.lv., in the firing line , .. , tor question, trom visitor, to the Amiga format Live! Show.
While the show wasn t actually quite as good as MERIDIAN GET BLUE SOUNDS Blue Ribbon Soundworks, producers of top midi sequencer Bars and Pipes Professional, have tied up UK distribution via Meridian. Anyone wanting a copy of B&P Pro, or any other Blue Ribbon product, like the One Stop Musk Shop card, or SuperJam, can contact Meridian on 081-543 3500. A helpline has also been established for registered users on this number.
GVP PRICES Silica Systems, who distribute Great Valley Products gear in the UK have announced that several products ore to fall in price.
It's on its wayl PD WITH PROFIT Bjorn A Lynne is a name that will be familiar to followers of the PD music scene. Bjorn, from Norway, has long been active in PD, and even has an Audio CD of his stuff available. Now he is offering any programmers of sound MIDI music utilities an opportunity to make a little bit of money from their efforts. His AM FM magazine for Amiga musicians is looking for submissions, and their policy is to share any profits with contributors. If you craft sonic programs, contact Bjorn at AM FM, Schleppegrellgst. 10 0556 Oslo, Norway.
ORDER, ORDER Since our review of Order 2.05, in issue 47, South Horns Software have been overwhelmed with phone calls. If you want to place an order with them, their address is: 2 Ford Road, Yealmpton, Plymouth, PL8 2NA.
To*** «¦*: ¦S’SX E»AB VI having sex. They.had enjoyed themselves all the same.
That's not really surprising when you consider what was on show. Apart from a whole bunch of new games in the Amiga Power arcade, the programmers were actually on hand giving demonstrations of their new products.
Andy Braybrook showed of his life's mission. Uridium
2. Before joining us in the restaurant to eat the world's biggest
ice cream sundae. Jon Hare gave a very noisy demo of Cannon
Fodder and the boys from Vivid Image were giving an exclusive
first look at Second Samurai, the follow up to First
Samurai, which we will be featuring on an AF Coverdisk later
this year. Peter Molyneux was showing Alternative Image
understand Imagine too A few months ago we reviewed the book
Understanding Imagine 2. Since this excellent 3D package has
such a poor manual, the book was a godsend for anyone looking
to gel the most out of Imagine 2.
Unfortunately, the book sold out almost instantly, and copies have been impossible to get hold of ever since. Until now that is - Leicester-based Alternative Image have got stocks. £25 will gel a copy delivered to your door, and this price includes all postage and packing fees. Send your cheques to: Alternative Image. 6 Lolhair Road.
Leicester LE2 7QB.
Syndicate and very impressive it was. But if you missed it.
Don't worry loo much since a playable demo is on this month's Coverdisk. Peter says that the final version will work about twice as fast as the demo - what a game that's going to be.
Thousands of Amiga fans came through the doors over the three days, and the staff of all our Amiga titles were on hand to answer their queries. The audience were not slow to come forward with a host of hardware and software related questions, which the team of experts dealt with admirably. We'll be doing it all again in November at the Future Entertainment Show 2. See you there!
Amiga VR?
We already know that an Amiga 3000 is used at the heart of the Virtuality arcade machines from W Industries. However, a rumour we've just heard goes further than that - putting a virtual reality system in the reach of every AMIGA owner.
It seems that a company known as Virtual Reality Industries Limited are currently organising a show called Virtual Reality Expo '93, to be held in Wembley Arena in August this year. Early reports promise a VR motion theatre, a robot arena, a laser battle and a VR head-to-head. The most interesting point, though, is the following statement from the company: "In addition to the above, several new commercial and retail virtual reality products for the Amiga and PC platforms will be launched."
We're not sure of all the details yet, but we'll check it out over the next month, and bring you the low-down in the next issue of Amiga Format.
PICTURE THIS: AN AMIGA GRAPHICS LIBRARY Soft Logik have long had a very impressive lont library tor use with their PggeStream and Art Expression programs Now they are launching a graphics library The first volume. 3D Flags ot the World, contains over 190 national banners, all with bevelled edges to give them a 3D appearance. The second volume, Amiga Computer Art. Has 50 full-colour illustrations ot Amigas and peripherals. All the images are stored in Illustrator 88 EPS format, and so they can be used with the Apple Macintosh and PC as well as the Amiga, though the reason why anyone might want
to eludes us. It you need images for your DTP. Call Sott Logik on 0101 314 894 8608 ICD ARE TO press into the UK market with renewed vigour with exciting new additions of hardware. The new products, an A1200 accelerator, an A500 hard drive and an A2000 hard drive card are to be exclusively distributed by Power Computing. Both new units were on show at the Power stand at the Amiga Format Live! Show.
The accelerator, the Viper 1230. Features a 68030 processor clocked at a blisteringly fast 40 Mil .. An even faster 50 Mhz version is available loo. The unit is expandable up to 32 Mb of 32-bit fast RAM. And the Viper DMA port allows the attachment of a SCSI 2 interface. The SCSI adaptor, the Viper S2. Is the first of a planned scries of products that will interface to the Amiga through the Viper board. A big advantage of the cards, apart from their excellent quality, is that they can be fitted to the A1200 w ithout affecting the machines warranty. The Viper 1230 fits into the trapdoor
slot, and the Viper S2 inserts from the rear of the machine into the bay below the floppy drive.
ICD's Trifecta 2000 could bring the speed of SCSI2 to your machine.
Also from ICD is the Trifecta hard drive for either the A500 or A1500 2000. It can accept IDE or SCSI drives. The SCSI interface is the SCSI2 type, and thus allows frighteningly fast data transfer speeds. The units have expandable RAM. And can accept plug in cards like GVP's 386PC emulator. Reviews will follow shortly.
Sign of the times vinyl signs (OK nobody actually needs to, but they are a quick and effective way of making colourful short-run signage), Parallel Motion Graphics have got just the program for you.
Already finding fame and fortune through its use on the program The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Sign Engine is a graphic design package intended for use with sign cutting machines. It is also ideal for creating silk screen stencils or engraving. The results we've seen are of extremely good quality, and intricate for what we've always considered an inelegant form of output.
It's a specialist product, but if you are in set design, signwork or novelty goods, it could be worth a look. Call Parallel Motion Graphics on 0101 519 942 8822.
WANTED!
JULY 1993 Salary according to experience Editors • Deputy Editors • Art Editors Production Editors • Art Assistants Europe's biggest publisher of computer and console magazines is once again on the lookout for first-class talent. The company responsible for such market-leaders as Amiga Format, Total, GamesMaster, Sega Power, MEGA and Super Play is gearing up to launch yet more worldbeating magazines onto the market.
If you're already an Editor with experience in Future territory and you're hoping to join us, we want to hear from you. If you're an experienced, ambitious Deputy Editor keen to move on and up, we want to hear from you. If you're an Art Editor, Art Assistant or Production Editor working with Quark Xpress and desperate to get on, we want to hear from you. If you don't work for a magazine but would dearly love to, and know Sega and Nintendo consoles and console games inside and out, we want to hear from you. If you really, seriously believe you have something to offer Europe's market lead
ers, we could well have something serious to offer you.
Write now, enclosing a CV, an example of work published or unpublished and Five Good Reasons Why Future Needs Me to:- Annie Chalmers, Future Leisure, at the address below: Future Publishing. 30 Monmouth Street. Bath. BA I 2BW Tel: 0225 442244. Fax: 0225 446010 Interactivision strike again THE UTILITIES INTERWORD and Interspread were well received when they were first released, scoring 85 and 82 per cent, respectively, in AF 28. Sadly these bargain packages never achieved the success they deserved due to distribution problems.
But Kompart UK have come to the rescue with a new ‘Works' style package containing all of the original programs at a budget price, and a series of new versions which will sell sep- Kompart UK havo com* to tho rescue, handling the distribution for 'Inter' programs - watch out for new pock- oges of all the orightol programs.
Sleepyhead THE PRICE WE quoted last month for the A1200 version of Sleepwalker was £12.99. Aren't we silly! The more astute among you will have realised that such a brilliant game as Sleepwalker wouldn't be released on budget quite yet. In fact, the real price is £25.99. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Install-a- Lemming ; ) I) NEWS FOR hard disk users! DMA Design have completed the software patch program which enables Lemmings 2 to be installed on hard drive. The program is available now from the major Public Domain houses (so it will only cost you the price of a disk). Or if you have access to the CIX bulletin board, you can download it to your Amiga - and it won't cost you a thing.
To obtain the patch, ring a Public Domain house such as 17 Bit (0924 366 982) or NBS (0983 529 594).
If you need any further information, you can contact Psygnosis on 051-709 5755.
The Lawnmower Man comes to your home THE LAWNMOWER MAN. The feature film which caused a storm last summer because of its links with Virtual Reality and computer graphics, has recently been released on video.
Distributors First Independent are offering Amiga Format readers the chance to win one of 10 Lawnmower Man videos, in either wide-screen or normal format.
The first correct entry drawn out of the postbag will also receive an exclusive Lawnmower Man crew jacket, so you can pretend to be one of the people who worked on the film, or something. So what do you have to do to win one of these excellent prizes? Simply answer the following question: Name the actor who plays computer scientist Dr Lawrence Angelo in The Lawnmower Man.
Simple, nun? Scrawl your answers on the back of a postcard or stuck-down envelope, and post them to: "Flymo to the Moon" competition, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW. Make sure your entry arrives before 1 July 1993. No employees of Future Publishing or First Independent, or their relatives, or even the bloke who nips round to cut their grass, may enter the competition.
Arately. InterSpread.
Office: InlerWord. InterTalk and InterBase, all new and completely re-written programs, will all retail for £49.99. Interoffice will contain the original three programs for the same price. A CDTV version of Interoffice will also be available shortly for a mere £59.99. £ InlcrOffice 2 will eventually contain all the new and improved versions, but a price has not been decided as yet. Reviews of all the new programs will follow shortly in AF. As will a look at InlerOffice.
InterOHke 2- let for success, pocking In all three new and improved programs.
For more details contact Kompart UK on 0727 868005.
Psygnosis' Samurai shock!
AH. SI.AP WRISTS are in order, mcthinks. In the last issue of Amiga Formal we printed a news preview of Second Samurai, the sequel to First Samurai, from Vivid Image Design. We said what a great game it looked and all that, but we printed a contact number for Vivid Image.
While this is not technically incorrect. The guys at Psygnosis have pointed out that it is their number that should have been printed, because they arc distributing If the sequel to Fhst Samurai interests you then Psygnosis ore the the game. (“OP1* Y0* *ho“w ‘ontact.
So. If you want more information on what AF have lined up an exclusive Coverdisk could be the best bcat-em-up ever on the demo of the game which is due for release Amiga, ring Psygnosis on 051-709 5755. Later this year.
Electronic Design for Desktop Video IIIK RECENT TREND of small software houses marketing their own Amiga games is set to continue with Ihc birth of a new company called Bloodhouse Ltd. Based in Finland, the guys at Bloodhouse don't know very much English - but they certainly know how to program arcade games.
Their first game, called Stardust. Is an arcade shoot-em-up loosely based on Asteroids.
Mika Laamancn from Bloodhouse made the trip over from Helsinki to show us an early version of the game, and we can report that it's going to be stunning. It's fast, it's got mind- blowing sound, and brilliant light-sourced graphics - yet another string to the Amiga bow.
Lookout for the game's release in Britain in the Summer, with a Coverdisk demo of the game around the same time.
This screenshot doesn't convey the omaiing speed and thrills involved with Stardust - you will hove to wait ond ploy it.
SINCE THIS MONTH'S big feature is all about desktop video, readers may be interested to learn of the German company Electronic Design. ED produce a full range of video products for use with the Amiga, and being German, they are of excellent quality.
We'll look at their full range over the coming months, but if you want to take a look at their genlocks, video digitisers or video converters you can contact them on 010 49 354 S303.
F EHEMT? ] L_ Video comes to file on the AMIGA and Electronic Design have the goodies you need to get erectin'.
Amiga Diagnostics IF YOU'RE HAVING trouble with your Amiga 500, chances are it's a simple chip problem. But how do you know what chip to replace? The Amiga Troubleshooter is a simple piece of printed (coloured red to avoid photocopying) card encapsulated in plastic.
Devised by Ian Perry of Wilcom Australia, the card relates the symptoms to the problem, and tells you the serial number of the chip to replace. If you are repairing your own 500s this is an invaluable tool. You can get your Amiga Troubleshooter from The Grapevine Group on 0101 914 357 2424.
Real Genius win cash and prizes THE COMMODORE Real Genius competition saw its British heats at the Amiga Format Uve! Show.
Contestants, under 18, answered 10 general knowledge questions on an Amiga 600HD and the highest scores won fabulous prizes.
Congratulations go to Adam Jones of Silchester, who has won a trip to the World of Commodore exhibition in Sydney. Australia to participate in the world finals of the Real Genius competition. If he is as successful over there as he was at Wembley, he will win an Amiga 4000 and software. Adam scored 7 out of 10 in 51 seconds, and when we got him back to be filmed for Games World, the Sky video games show, he did even better scoring the same but In 41 seconds. Jamie McCutcheon of Banbury, was pipped at the post by Adam, but wins an Amiga A1200. Jamie said he would pass the A500PIus he already
owns on to his brothers. Robert Finnls of Bournemouth has won a Miracle keyboard tutor system, courtesy of Mindscape. Congratulations to all.
JULY 1993 Future brought to book FUTURE PUBLISHING ARK launching a range of books for Ihc Amiga lo cover a range of subjects, from AmigalXfS lo desktop video. The firsl title, an Amiga formal book, is oul now.
Called Gel the Most out of your Amiga 199.1. it's ihe third edition of the best-selling guide that first appeared in 1991. It's been completely rewritten for 1993 using the work of 1(1 Amiga experts.
Sections of the book are devoted to subjects like graphics. DTP. Games, and so on. With buying advice in each. But new in the 199.3 edition is a | large AmigaDOS reference section. Also new is ihe si e - well over 300 pages! “Admiledly. That was a bit of a nightmare." Admits books editor Rod Lawton, "but there's just so much information in there - it got oul of hand!"
The book costs £19.95 and comes with two disks containing lop PD applications and utilities.
Another Amiga title is rolling off the presses at the same time. The Amiga Format Pocket Workbench A AmigaDOS Reference Hook is a spiral-bound volume designed to sit next lo your Amiga and provide on-the-spot information about AmigaDOS commands. Workbench preferences, menus, tools, utilities and commodities.
"While we were doing the Get the Most... book we thought what a great idea it would be lo publish the AmigaDOS reference separately in a handy desktop form. Then we added loads of Workbench information to make it as comprehensive as possible." Says Rod. The 170-page Pocket Reference will sell for £9,95.
Watch oul for more Future Books Amiga lilies soon.
Listen very carefully... Bad Nutts: It had to happen!
Yes, that clicked TV 'comedy' series Alio Alio is to be the subject of an Amiga game.
Good Nutts: Hang on. We can't prejudge a game on the strength of the series it's based on.
Bad Nutts: OK, but if they so much as mention "Now listen very carefully, I will only say this once." I'll smash my TV.
Good Nutts: But that's another story. Contoct Alternative Software on 0977 797777.
Fhe 1993 edition ol Get the Most out ol your Amiga is parked with new information compiled from 10 experts' work.
Power Computing's innovative 4MB 32-bit memory expansion lor the Amiga 1200 is now available. The PC I 204 includes these many features: Zero Wait State Unlike some other expansions the PC 1204 never leaves the processor waiting around for data, which means that your AI 200 can run at its maximum speed.
Ultra Fast FPU - An optional maths co-processor speeds up intensive calculations. A 50MHz chip will speed up operations by up to fifty times Real-Time Battery Backed Clock Allows files to be date-stamped with the correct time and date so that you know exactly when they were created.
Low Power High density RAMs means low power consumption.
Easy To Fit Fitted in minutes without the need to remove the computer's case.
Optional FPU Disable Switch Disable the FPU instantly for software that will not run with a maths co-processor installed.
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68882 FPU £279.95 PC 1204 4MB with dock, 33MHz 68882 FPU
£289.95 PC 1204 4MB with clock, 40MHz 68882 FPU £299.95 PC
1204 4MB with clock, 50MHz 68882 FPU £339.95 The PC1204 4MB
Memory Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 1200.
Power Computing's XL 1.76MB Drive’ for any Commodore Amiga is now available. The XI Drive includes these many features: Formats to 1.76MB - Using high density disks you can fit a massive 1.76MB on each disk.
Acts as a standard drive - Insert an 880K Amiga disk and the drive behaves like any other Amiga drive.
Fully compatible Will read and write disks written on an Amiga 4000 internal high density drive.
Compatible with PC disks* Also read and write high density PC disks using a suitable device driver.
Compact size No larger than a standard 880K floppy disk drive.
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AMIGA £25.99 Thalamus Europe Unit 29 Riverside Business Centre, Victoria Street, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP11 2LT Tel: 0494 474713 OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY ARSENAL EC • load save game feature By Cirrus Software Features: Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom THE NEXT GAME from French role-playing specialists Sllmarils will be the sequel to Ishar: Legend ol the Fortress, which was awarded 76 per cent in issue
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Clift Guy of Daze Marketing. Sllmarils UK distributors. Says: “Its graphics arb superior to Ishar. And the game has over 30 new characters. 70 new enemies, Ne" haro ,'rs' enemi»‘ °"d "ew mo9i‘ P°'iont 0,e and 40 new magic potions." ’otke ,n'° ,he new ve,s,on ol **"¦ If you already have a team of characters from Ishar, you can use It In the new game.
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Amiga games set for release later this year.
The first is Super Cauldron, the sequel to the excellent Cauldron released many moons ago by Palace Software (now, sadly, defunct). Strangely, although the game is prefixed with the word super, the game is not being released on the Super NES - shame, eh?
(I don't think). Anyway, we now have the game, but you will have to wait until the next issue of Af to see the review.
Also to be released are: Lamborghini World Challenge, based around a similar engine to Crazy Cars III (September); Prehistorik II (October) the sequel to the fun caveman plat- former; and the bizarrely-titled Super Blues Brothers Juke Box Adventures (also October).
We will bring you more information on these games when we have it. Contact Titus on 071-700 2119.
Out to lunch on your Amiga HOT ON THE heels of the strange world of Allred Chicken. Mindscape travel further into the realms of weirdncss with Pierre Le Chef... Out To Lunch. This will be another platformcr.
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¥ 8 Mindscapc's James Morris says: "The six styles fully capture the flavour of each country, from the West Indies and Mexico over to France." Mmmmm-mmmm. Sounds, cr. Good Mindscope come up with even weirder name enough to eat. Uni. Yes. Anyway, contact shockl This is o Gomeboy screenshot, by the woy Mindscape on (1444 246333.
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Space may be the final frontier, but how can an Amiga help you
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Richard Baguley looks at a major new science fiction show where all the special effects are generated by Amigas.
MAKING A SCIENCE FICTION TV programme is an expensive business. With the advent of films such as Total Recall and Terminator 2. Audiences are demanding more when il comes to the quality and complexity of special effects.
These days, viewers demand realistic hideous slimcy aliens and spaceships that actually look like spaceships. Unfortunately for TV companies and producers, this is expensive. On a show such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, a large portion of the budget goes on creating the miniature models used for the spaceships, and filming these can take weeks.
All this meant that when Warner Brothers Television decided to do a pilot for a new science fiction TV series, they started looking for cheaper alternatives.
One of the companies they contacted was Foundation Imaging, founded in 1992 tfy two British ex-pats, Ron Thornton and Paul Bciglc-Bryant. Both had worked for the BBC in the late Seventies producing the special effects for programmes such as Doctor Who and Bloke’s Seven, but moved to the US to work in movies.
In 1987. They were introduced to the Amiga and the Video Toaster, which was still being developed by Newtek. Impressed by both, they bought two Amigas and began lo experiment with various programs. This further convinced them of the potential of the machine for video work, although they weren't impressed by the software, with the exception of Sculpt-Animate 4D and the ray tracing program which comes with the Toaster. Lightwave 3D. Ron Thornton explains: "I'm not a computer person. If il doesn't directly relate lo what I'm trying to do.
It's just a waste of time". When he finally got hold of a finished Toaster, he was impressed, and used il for his work. "The great thing about the Toaster is that it's very user friendly in the 3D area."
64Mb of RAM. Once the animators have planned the scene by placing the objects, selling up the lighting and describing how the objects move, the filcserver sends the information for one of the frames of animation to an Amiga, which renders the image in 16 million colours and sends the file back to the filcserver. This typically takes around five minutes for each frame, although really complex images can take several hours, even w ith the incredible processing power of a 68040 machine. An average 400 frame scene (which lasts about 13 seconds) will take around five hours to complete. This
set-up means that they can be rendering several images, and spooling the final results to videotape at the same lime, saving time and money.
Of course, none of this would be any use without some realistic looking models to render. Ron spent several weeks working on these, with results that look incredible, as you To gel some real work done with the Toaster, such as the images seen on these pages. Ron and Paul set up Foundation Imaging with a network system of 12 Amiga 2(XX)s. Eaeh fitted with a Toaster, and eight w ith a 68040 chip with 32Mb of RAM. These machines have no hard disk and boot up from floppy. They arc linked into a network, and can be remotely controlled by using AREXX. The network is controlled by an IBM
filcserver. With a five Gigabyte (5.000 Megabyte) disk attached, and SPECIAL FX groups of ships were generated on different machines on the network, and Art Department Professional was used to composite these images together. Producing the final image was. As Ron describes it. 'A complete nightmare'. But the results arc excellent.
Following on from the success of the pilot show broadcast in the US in February. Warner Brothers commissioned 20 episodes of Babylon 5. Which means that Foundation Imaging will be rather busy for the next few months producing the graphics for the show.
They've just got the script for the first episode, and are pleased that it includes plenty of graphics, including three major space battles.
At present, no UK television station has decided to broadcast the show, although Warner Brothers are planning to release it on video in September.
Foundation Imaging have now set up an incredibly powerful Amiga system for producing professional computer graphics quickly and cheaply. So what does the future hold for the company? Apart from the 20 episodes of Babylon 5 they have been contracted to supply graphics for. Ron Thornton is understandably reluctant to talk in detail about future projects.
JULY 1993 can see from the images on these pages. The Babylon 5 station in the main image is composed of over 2(X).000 polygons, w ith around 120 different textures applied to the surface to give a realistic look. Fifteen 24-bit surface maps were also used lo give the station the necessary well worn look. Of course, all of this requires a lot of memory, and 32Mb is only just enough to load Ihe station, a planet and the starficld background.
This attention to detail allows Ron to do what he calls ‘Cosmic zooms' - shots which start off in the depths of space and zoom right into a window on the Babylon 5 space station.
Even when you get really close into one of these models, it still looks incredibly realistic.
Even 32Mb runs oul sometimes, especially on a shot w ith over 2(H) different ships in it.
Each of which is composed of several thousand polygons. So to complete one particular shot.
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The Video Toaster Is a great piece ol equipment. Which has won widespread acclaim in the US. Many TV stations use It In their programmes. And it's even got a magazine dedicated to It So why can't we use It In the UK? It’s because the custom chips in the Toaster are specifically designed to work with the NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) standard which is used In the US. Making it work with the PAL (Phased Alternate Line) system used in the UK would Involve redesigning these chips, and Newtek don't think that there Is a sufficient market to warrant this expensive process.
It is possible to convert signals between NTSC and PAL using a device called a transcoder, and this is what people who use Toasters in the UK have done. Unfortunately, a good quality transcoder will cost you approximately £10.000. which rather increases the cost of setting up a video studio around a Toaster.
Steroids". There is also the possibility of working on a remake of Thunderhirds. Although this is still being discussed.
Ron Thornton and Paul Beigle-Brvant have proved that the Amiga is a brilliant machine for producing professional looking graphics on a limited budget. Foundation Imaging's studio cost far less than a comparable set-up using Apple Macs, which are also commonly used for producing special effects.
Hopefully this will convince television companies on both sides of the Atlantic that it is possible to produce good, high quality science fiction TV without spending the S1.500.000 that Star Trek: The Next Generation costs per episode.
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JULY 1993 The Apaches back, and this time it's war. Gunship is returning to our Amigas after a break of more than three years. Andy Nuttall takes to the skies... AH. GUNSHIP. A name carved in all our hearts here at AF Not because we're addicted to it. Hut simply because it was reviewed back in issue I. receiving X7 percent.
Now MicroProse are almost ready to release the sequel. Gunship 201X1, which is massively advanced in terms of the 3D system used. The designers realised that they couldn't use the 3D system from Gunship because it couldn't display enough detail. Also, because a helicopter flies at a lower altitude than aero- planes, the system used in other products like F-IO Stealth Fighter and F-15 Strike Eagle II couldn't give a low enough view of the ground.
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Trains move along the railroad tracks, and . . ... Don't stop at the buildings and trees have a high amount of lights, or somebody detail. Also, where normal 3D games arc Bat. Will start cleaning the with the odd mountain here and there. Gunship windscreen!
20110’s terrain varies in height all the time. The music is really a cut above the norm for MicroProse games. It was written by Dave Whittaker, who is renowned along with Rob Hubbard and Ben Daglish for the majority of Commodore 64 game soundtracks. The military theme of the game is made stronger by the soundtrack which includes helicopter samples, distorted voices talking via radio, and amazingly atmospheric booming chords.
Unfortunately, the sound effects aren't in the version we've been playing, but if the music is anything to go by. It should be pretty stunning. James Hawkins. Project Manager for Gunship 2000. Said: "The Amiga version includes full stereo sound effects. If you bank to the left, the rotor blade sounds move to the left as well. Also, the distance fading feature means the noise a missile makes will become louder as it flies towards you." We can't wail!
Mark Langerak. Who previously worked on Knights of the Sky: Adrian Scotney. Who worked on I -10 and F-15 II: and Mark James have been working on the Amiga game.
Playing the game is a really weird experience.
If you've only really play ed aircraft flight sims before, the slow speed of Gunship 2IXH) certainly takes some getting used to. Control is really responsive, but moving forward can seem too slow at first. Once you're used to it.
Though, you find that the speed is just about right, and getting to the primary and secondary targets of each mission takes no time at all.
Loads of armaments are at y our disposal - as standard you gel Hellfire and M26I missiles. And the good-ol' trusty canons. The detail doesn't stop at the buildings and other targets, it also applies to the explosions that occur when you blow them up. Bits of shrapnel fly out along with plumes of smoke, leaving only wreckage - which remains as wreckage for the rest of the game. If you find a train, you can blow bits of it up. Leaving the engine moving and some carriages stranded, but if you blow the engine, the train stops!
This is a feature which, says James Hawkins, wasn't even included in the PC version!
Gunship 20IX) is glorious, even in the stale that we've seen it - with all of the game in there, but no sound effects. If MicroProse get the sound right, this could be a stormer. Will it receive the elusive AF Gold award? Watch out in next month's issue for a full review. 1) , r*"-V , '•"•v., «• ., ' «,M , ‘""V, • «:nr B '**$ '* *• V* °' "" -n "* v, »** 0Ut4 , n«- „ «* i'1Q ,,w"ose' it- implcr. With easy creation of templates for letters or reports, into which information can he merged.
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OpalVision card, the Amiga is giving sterling service in mnst professional video producllon facilities SITTING ON YOUR desk is »m- of the most revolutionary developments in video technology since the release of the video recorder. That humble little slab of silicon and plastic that plays such great games has single-handedly revolutionised the prolcs- sional video market, bringing the power of due lo its low running costs and top qual- a £100.000 video studio within reach of the it) performance, average user. Many films and television pro- Although other computer manul'actur- grammes have been
touched In one ers have since jumped on the video way or another by that special Amiga video magic - Quantum l.eap. RoboCop 2, Amazing Slones, The Chart Show, OamesMaster. Numerous I music videos and even Sky TV's new (iames World - all owe their evistence to the Amiga. Thai's not to say that the Amiga's video talents arc only appreciated by professionals, (hough. Far front it anyone with a fairly basic Amiga set-up can get involved.
Even with nothing more than a camcorder, a second VCR und your Amiga, you can enter the DTV arena.
However, add some extra hardware (a genlock and a digitiser, for example) and (he right software, and you will be able to create video productions that would have turned the BBC's engineers green with envy little more than III years ago.
Most applications are limited by the machine they run on,, but there's no reason w hv you couldn’t create any- J thing with your Amiga, from a fully captioned wedding video to your A own sci-fi series (complete with spe- bandwagon, the Amiga still reigns supreme as the choice for the discerning desktop video producer on a budget. With the recent release of the A1200 and A4000 with their all-singing, all-dancing AGA chip sets, the Amiga is now even more equipped to take 011 the Quantel Harrvs and Silicon Graphics workstations of this world.
But why the Amiga? After all, machines such as the Macintosh and PC offer similar graphic capabilities for pretty much the same sort of cash. The answer lies deep down inside the Amiga's circuitry. Hidden within the Amiga's Denise chip lor 'Lisa’ under AGA) is a special circuit that allows the Amiga to synchronise with an external video signal. You won't actually feel Ihe benefits of this facility if you use your Amiga for nothing more than the odd game or two. But it was placed there for the sole purpose of equipping the Amiga with technology required to work with pro- video equipment.
Hardware devel- been quick to catch on to this a whole range of genlocks have that signalled the arrival of an application (hul Ihe cial effects): the next six pages will show you all you need to know... Continued overleaf Ihat the Amiga has studios all around ft.
- -K* Bhfr . I A T, Getting started in desktop video: CAMCORDER
44 SET-UP 1 This is perhaps Ihe most basic desktop video system
you could buy. The destination video (the VCR) can take its
input from either the Amiga (via the colour composite output)
or the camcorder (you can use a second VCR it you don't own a
camcorder), but at this level, the two devices are kept
separate. Whenever the Amiga is connected to the VCR. The
camcorder must be disconnected because most VCRs can only
handle one video signal at a time (unless you use a video
switcher, that is).
(Note: lor a video to receive a video signal trom an external source other than a TV aerial, most have to be switched over to accept the signal by tlicking a switch on the back of the VCR - often labelled External In’.)
Tx UIDEO IN :p- AMIGA SET-UP 2 If you're looking to venture further than an elementary DTV environment, you'll quickly find that Amiga desktop video begins to come into its own when you add a genlock. This is an inexpensive (from around £100) device capable of mixing two video signals together. What's more, a genlock can key' the Amiga's graphics on top of the live signal, allowing you to produce titles that can be superimposed on to your video images.
The genlock's output is fed into the Video In' socket on the VCR. And a preview of the keyed video signal can then be relayed into the CVBS' socket on the back of any Amiga monitor. If you're using a TV, then simply feed the RF' output from the VCR into it.
AMIGA EDIT CONTROL U PREUIEUI UIDEO EOIT CONTROl GENLOCK a Lights! Camera! Titles!
JULY 1993 BY FAR THE most common desktop video application has to he video litling - Ihe reason why most of us decided to hook our Amigas lip to video recorders in Ihe first place! Although most camcorder manufacturers produce dedicated hardware-based character generators (some camcorders even have them buill in), you would have to pay a lot for a character generator thal came close to the sort of litling power the Amiga delivers. Most character generators arc limited to rather chunky monochrome text with just a single font on offer.
A video litling program allows you lo generate and place text on to the screen.
Yep. It's as simple as that.
Amiga video titling programs come in three flavours - simple text screen generators (7V*7V.W - available in AFAO). Text slideshow programs (Scala 500), right up lo full blown presentation programs (Gold Disk's ShimMaker) that not only handle video titles, but can also handle animations.
Arcxx scripts and even Audio.
The advent of outline font support within the Amiga's operating system has made a big difference to Amiga video titling programs. Now that outline fonts can be used by any application that would have previously been restricted to the Amiga's rather chunky bitmapped fonts, you can expand and shrink text The four most common desktop set-ups GENLOCK PREUIEUI UIDEO SET-UP 3 This is essentially the same as set-up 2, but this time the Amiga is given direct control over the video editing process using a product such as Gold Disk's video editing system, Video Director. Although manual editing is
possible, using the Amiga gives far greater flexibility over the editing process.
Video Director allows you to highlight any part of a video by specifying the start and stop position of the tape. Once several of these scenes' have been defined, you can then play around with them, rearranging their order without affecting individual scenes. What's more, an Amiga-based video editing system takes away much of the work involved in compiling the final master tape, leaving you to concentrate on the more creative aspects of the video producer's art.
VCR AMIGA CAMCORDER SET-UP 4 At the top of the scale, this is the state-of-the-art in home desktop video.
Building up on set-up three, both the audio and visual side are extended by adding a chromakey system and an audio mixer connected to extra sound sources.
The audio mixer allows the mixing of additional sounds without losing the video's original sound track. As well as feeding in the video's sound track, the set-up is: a CD player for backing tracks, a MIDI-compatible sound module for writing your own backing tracks (and the Amiga can be used to play the sound module under MIDI control), a microphone for commentaries, and the Amiga's own very capable audio channels. A basic four-channel audio mixer can be picked up for around £50 from just about any electrical store.
45 to any size with no loss in quality. Combine this with the Amiga's new SupcrHiRes mode and you've gol whal amounts to the perfect video litling machine.
A healthy selection of video litling programs arc available for the Amiga, and some of the best come from Scala UK. At £99. Scala 500 is cheap, easy to use (two factors that helped it to win an Amiga Format Gold award in Issue 33), can produce titles from scratch, and offers a wide range of page transitions and screen effects. Scala MM200 will do everything that Scala 500 can do plus a whole lot more - it's aimed more at multimedia, which explains its rather high price tag (£399).
Another popular heavyweight titling program (used on the late night music show The Hitman & Her) is Broadcast Tiller 2.
Although rather old. Broadcast Tiller is a very powerful program that uses its own font format for high quality fonts. It also performs automatic 'anti-aliasing' of text, increasing the resolution further. Just released. Broadcast Tiller 2 handles the ECS 'SupcrHiRes' screen mode although an AGA version has not been confirmed. For heavyweight titling. Broadcast Tiller 2 is worth investigating.
T '*Te.xt Professional is a more up-to-date version of the video titling program on AF Coverdisk 40. Like Broadcast, it can only handle a single screen at a time (so you will need a video slideshow program such as Elan Performer), but it can apply a whole range of textures to text including a nice line in gold.
JULY 1993 It might not be designed as a video tool, but Soft Logic's PageStream desktop publishing program is very useful for titling. Although it's not really suitable as it stands (the rulers tend to gel in the way), it's great for producing slanted and rotated text.
Thanks to PageStream’s use of outline fonts, text remains smooth and without jagged edges, no matter how much you twist and distort it. To use text that's produced within PageStream. You will need a screen grabbing utility such as Quick Grab PI) screen grabber that is available from most I’D libraries. Now it's lime to take a look at genlocks and jargon.
Continued on Page 50 TO MOST OF us, video is video, bul ihis couldn't be further from the truth. Video signals arc not all the same - the composite signal produced by an American Amiga is completely different from the composite signal produced by an Amiga in the UK.
Video jargon explained... British Amigas. And video equipment designed for the British market, are based around a television standard called PAL (Phase Alternate Line). It offers 512 lines of video information per screen at a redraw rate of 50 frames per second. The Americans use a video system called NTSC (National Television Standards Committee). What this actually means to the average Amiga user is that any video equipment designed for the American market is totally incompatible with video equipment designed for this side of the pond, so don't buy any video hardware that is badged 'NTSC
compatible’.
Amiga video equipment also comes in composite and Super VHS (also known as YC). These labels refer to the type of video signal that the equipment can handle. This should be matched to the VCR and camcorder you use - if you own Super-VHS equipment (which offers higher quality than the standard composite-based VHS system), then buy a Super-VHS genlock. But be aware that your TV must also be Super-VHS compatible to handle a Super-VHS video signal. Life gets even mom complicated when you choose a camcorder. With so many different tape formats available (VHS. VHS-C. Hi8. ED-Beta).
It's easy to get confused. As a simple rule though, go for the best quality tape but check that the camcorder can produce a video signal compatible with your video set-up.
Continued overleaf GENLOCK JURY JULY 1993 Once the Amiga's video image has been encoded, it is then synchronised at sync pulse level with the video signal from the source VCR bringing both into harmony. This Is what the term 'genlocking' refers to - the combining of two video signals at synchronised pulse level.
The genlock's third function is to superimpose one signal on top of the other.
Keying works by completely replacing a particular colour (the 'key' colour) within the Amiga picture with the video signal from the source VCR.
Cheaper genlocks restrict you to colour zero (the background) as the key colour; better units allow you greater control.
While the Amiga's composite video output allows Genlocks are available for the Amiga to suit you to record any graphics you have created every pocket. At the bottom of the scale Is ASDL's directly on to video tape, you can't superimpose MiniGen. The first sub-£100 genlock to be released these graphics on top of an existing video signal for the Amiga. MiniGen connects to your Amiga's without buying a genlock first. RGB port and offers the usual 'Video In' and 'Video With a genlock connected to the RGB port of Out' connectors. It's a simple no frills affair that your Amiga, you will be able to
mix titles, graphics offers a reasonable picture quality. Roctec's and animations created on your Amiga with live RocGen and RocGen Plus (£199 - or win one on video footage. But the process of overlaying com- Page 125) genlocks both offer superior picture puter graphics Is a minor function of the genlock. Quality, plus fade and dissolve controls for fading To get the results that we see on our Amiga monl- in and out the entire genlocked image or just the tor, all genlocks carry out three basic functions - Amiga's graphics.
They encode, genlock and then key video signals. Further up the scale is Rendate's range of gen- Encoding is where the Amiga's RGB output is con- locks which comprise the A8802 and A8802 verted Into the format required by the genlock Super-VHS models (£499). The A8802 offers brll- (usually PAL composite or Super-VHS). The Amiga liant picture quality, but with no external controls. If already has Its own encoder built In, but this only you want to work with Super-VHS signals, opt for produces a monochrome composite signal. The Rendale Super A8802. It offers improved picture quality, and comes
with a control box with cross- fading. Fading to black and extra video 'wipes’.
Finally, G2 Systems are worth talking to for semi-professional genlocks. The GeneSys genlock offers keying and genlocking circuitry based around the professional VldeoCentre 3 genlock.
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VIDEO SPECIAL Chromakey effects signal is structured. Video signals are essentially made up of two separate signals - chroma and luma. The chroma carries the video signal's colour information, while the luma carries the brightness information. If the luma is removed, you get a very dark colour image, and if the chroma is removed, you get a black-and-white image. Both of these signals arc very important if you want your video production to appear in full colour.
WE'VE ALREADY SEEN how a genlock can superimpose Ihe Amiga's graphics on lop of a 'live' video signal. A chromakey system, on Ihe olher hand, works in exactly ihe opposite way - ihe video signal is superimposed on lop of Ihe Amiga's graphics. A good example of this effect is old Michael Fish (or our cover- girl this month), he is keyed over the lop of a computer-generated weather map. As far as Mr Fish is concerned, though, he's pointing at a plain blue background - it's not until Michael's image is fed through a chromakey that ihe map graphics are added, chromakey systems have also been
used to make Superman fly across the skies of Metropolis, plus many other sci-fi effects.
In order to understand how a chromakey works, you need to understand how a video JULY 1993 Chromakey systems work by adapting both the chroma and luma content of a video signal and removing certain areas of the signal through colour keying (removing a specified colour from the source signal). The word chromakey can therefore be roughly translated as 'colour removal' and this is essentially what a chromakey system does - it removes every occurrence of a specified colour and replaces it with the colour and brightness information from a secondary video source.
Two chromakey systems are currently available for the Amiga.
At ihe lower end is Roctec's excellent RocKcy chromakey system (AF42 - 90 per cent). It isn't a standalone unit, though, so you need to have a genlock to get RocKcy to of adding a ch.o- work Roc,ec rccom' mend their own RocGcn Close to the edit One of the most important aspects ot desktop video production is that ol video editing - a method of compiling video footage into a more compact and professional looking format. If you've ever had to suffer the boredom of sitting through your neighbour's holiday or wedding video, then you will already know that most of the footage you see isn't
really needed. Video editing allows you to compile the good bits into a seamless production.
Take a wedding video - a classic example of where video editing can be a very welcome technique. Instead of Including hours of boring speeches at the reception, editing the video allows you to pull out |ust the sections that are interesting, consigning the boring bits to the cutting room floor. That name, incidentally, comes about from the editing techniques of yesteryear. Traditionally, video tape was edited by separating the sections of footage that you wanted by cutting up the film and sticking it all back together using scissors and sellotape. These days, you can put those scissors
away.
Plus (AFi0 - 70 per cent: plus we're giving one away on Page 125) genlock for this purpose and this really is the only genlock that works particularly well with the unit. Once connected, the RocKcy is capable of producing a variety of video Chromakey systems enable a weatherman to be effee,s '"eluding chro- keyed over the top of a computer-generated map. Makey. Simple overlay (the same as a genlock I luma key and key sandw ich.
For the more professional user there's G2's new Illusion chromakey system. At just under £1,000. Illusion is a complete standalone chromakeying system that offers broadcast quality chromakeying on to both standard composite or Super-VMS (YC) video signals. The unit offers full timing compensation and a separate key input, allowing the key colour to be easily adjusted. All the usual controls are there too. Including fade, key level, contrast, and edge softness sliders.
Videos can be edited using assembly editing or insert editing. Assembly editing is by tar the easiest and most commonly used method - you simply record each 'scene' on to the destination tape in the order you want
- record scene one, then scene two, followed by scene three, and
so on, until the film is complete. Insert editing, on the other
hand, allows you to replace a section of footage with another
anywhere within a production without having to assemble edit
the whole production from scratch. Insert editing comes in
particularly useful when you need to insert titles into a video
production.
TWO'S COMPANY For all forms of video editing, you need at least two video decks - one for the source video footage and another to record all that footage on to the final master tape. If you already own a camcorder, then that second video deck isn’t needed - you can use the camcorder as the destination deck instead.
Several dedicated video editing systems are available from camcorder manufacturers that work in combination with your camcorder.
Being an Amiga owner, though, it makes more sense to let your Amiga do this Job, which it handles more than adequately.
Video editing systems are available for the Amiga that make the process of editing video footage that bit easier. One of the most popular Is Gold Disk's Video Director, a combination of software and remote control hardware (AF32 - 91 per cent). Video Director allows you to assemble edit your video production using video footage spread across any number of source tapes.
The clever bit about Video Director is the way that it can automatically control both the source and destination decks using leads supplied with the package. Most camcorders, and a selection of newer video recorders, can be externally controlled using a communications protocol called ‘Control L' (often also referred to as 'Lane'). Video Director supports many popular Control L formats (there are several types of Control L interface, so check before you buy) including those compatible with Sony, Canon and a number of other camcorder manufacturers.
FIXED ERASE HEAD EDIT Fixed erose heads always produce 'glitches' between edits because the VCR loses sync Video Director also supports infra-red control too, so you can control video decks that don't support the Control L standard.
Obviously, not all infra-red controllers are the same, so Gold Disk include a utility program that allows the Amiga to literally 'learn' how your VCR's infra-red controller communicates. Clever stuff, indeed.
Video Director comes with a well designed and simple-to-use program that allows you to edit video footage. Each 'scene' (or 'clip') is separately defined by telling Video Director exactly where on the source tape the scene can be found. Once all your scenes have been defined, you can then arrange them in any order you want and even add titles by pulling in standard IFF images.
When you're satisfied with the arrangement of your video production, a single click on the ‘Assemble’ gadget and Video Director compiles all your video footage on to a single tape virtually unaided.
A HEAD START In order to get the very best from any video editing package, you need to own a video Flying erase heods are mounted inside the same drum as the record and playback heads, therefore ensuring seamless edits.
Recorder equipped with flying erase heads.
These allow your VCR to cut between scenes with none of the glitches normally associated with VCRs that use the older, and hence cheaper, fixed erase heads. So what's the difference? Well, In order to cram as much information on to as little tape as possible, the record and playback heads are mounted inside a spinning drum that sits at a slight angle inside your VCR.
As the tape passes around this drum, the video information is recorded diagonally as a series of lines with each line holding all the Information needed for a single video field (video images are interlaced and so two of these fields are required to produce a single image).
If you were to use a VCR with fixed erase heads, glitches are introduced. This is because the erase head, which clears the tape before the recording head, lays down the new video information - but it does not erase the video signal on a field- by-field basis. Instead, it simply erases video information by wiping horizontally across the tape (In the same way as an audio tape).
51 A flying erase head, on the other hand, is mounted inside the same drum as the recording and playback heads, so video information is erased in exactly the same way as it is recorded and played back, therefore ensuring that your edits are clean and virtually glitch free.
JULY 1993 Amiga movie MOST VIDEO PRODUCERS restrict themselves to simple titles and just a small amount of editing, but the beauty of the Amiga is that you can be as creative as you wish. If you want il to. Ihe machine can let you add that extra 'wow' factor lo your home-made productions that can really grab your audience's attention. What's more, you don't need to own expensive dedicated video special effects generators (or 'SEGS'. As they're known in the biz) to produce the son of video effects that the pros would be proud of.
So. If you're looking to experiment, here's a quick rundown of the son of software available for the Amiga.
WIPES FADES Simply displaying sets of video titles and graphics one after the other can become boring after a while, so most video titling and presentation programs offer a comprehensive range of wipes and fades to spruce up your video production. A word of caution here: these transitions don't actually work on the gcnlocked video signal, so all transitions are restricted to Amiga-generated graphics.
One of the best programs available for generating video wipes and lades is Scala (5Oil.
EX ami M.M200) from Scala UK. It offers a huge array of transitions including vertical and horizontal blinds, fade in and out and so on. All of which are performed with the sort of smoothness and professionalism that Amiga video producers expect. Also worth checking out for its video effects is Gold Disk's excellent ShowMaker program.
Continued overleaf JULY 1993 DTV PRODUCT GUIDE MODEL PRICE SUPPLIER GENLOCKS MiniGen £100 Silica Systems 081-309 1111 RocGen £119 Silica Systems 081-309 1111 RocGen Plus £199 Silica Systems 081-309 1111 Rendale A8802 £189 Marcam Ltd 0602 790466 Super A8802 £599 Marcam Ltd 0602 790466 VideoCentre £495 G2 Video Systems 0252 737147 VideoCentre 2 £975 G2 Video Systems 0252 737147 VideoCentre 3 £1695 G2 Video Systems 0252 737147 GeneSys £795 G2 Video Systems 0252 737147 CHROMAKEY SYSTEMS RocKey £399 Silica Systems 081 -309 1111 Illusion £995 G2 Video Systems 0252 737147 VIDEO SOFTWARE Scala 500
£99.95 Scala UK 0920 444294 Scala MM200 £464 Scala UK 0920 444294 TVText Pro £130 HB Marketing 0753 686000 ShowMaker £250 Gold Disk 0743 350551 Video Director £149.95 Silica Systems 081-309 1111 ANIMATIONS You will find it much easier to get your message across by animating titles using an effects generator such as Micro-PACE's excellent Adorage package. Adorage allows you to create animated video effects such as Mosaic.
Page Peel. Knit, circular wipes and even a Top of ihe Pcr r.v-likc explosion effect.
MORPHING The latest buzzword in the Amiga graphics and video markets at the moment is morphing, a software technique that enables the Amiga to perform shape animations similar to the mercurial delights in Terminator 2. And just about every other TV advertisement on your screen.
By far the most popular Amiga morphing program available is ASDG's MorpliPlns (Ah'43
- 90 per cent). By simply defining a set of points that link the
source and destination images together. MorphPlus can produce-
smooth morphs in full 24-bit. Display these morphs on a machine
equipped with a 24-bit display card or even just the AGA chip
set.
And your videos will he at the leading edge of production technologs .
SOLID MODELLING Packages such as Adorage can produce good looking video animations, but for true 3D power you need a solid modelling program such as Activa's Real M) 2 (AF 46 - 96 per cent) or Imagine 2 (AF35 - 93 per cent).
Although both these programs can be used to create static ray-traced images w ith up to
16. 7 million colours, they become particularly useful for video
work when you take advantage of their animation facilities.
Programs such as Deluxe Paint can animate logos, but because
solid modelling programs work in true 3D. The results they
deliver offer a far greater feeling of depth. Most TV
programmes use VIDEO TOASTER Perhaps the ultimate Amiga video
effects generator is NewTek's Video Toaster that comes with
a whole range of sophisticated video effects such as tumbles,
rolls, fish eye. And so on. As standard. Unfortunately, the
Toaster still hasn't been released in PAL format, so it's not
really of much use to anyone other than people who live in
America. However, rumour has it that Centaur are soon to
release a 'Roaster' chip for their excellent OpalVision
24-bit graphics board that will allow users of this board to
produce video effects that knock Ihe spots off the Video
Toaster. Stay tuned for a full review soon! 'Zf If you think
you'd llko to got Into DTV. But don't havo ony of the
equipment (apart from an Amiga) you'd better turn to Page
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THE WILD, THE WEIRD AND THE WICKED A600 is an ideal starter pack containing a considered mix ot software, making the most of the Amigas amazing capabilities.
PACK CONTAINS: NEW LOW LOW PRICES INDI PRICE | £339.99 A600 Single Drive Built in TV Modulator 1 Mb Memory Pushover: Grandprix Silly Putty: Deluxe Paint I Mouse and Manuals 'After deposit paid INDI A600 ACCESSORY PACK (Featured with WWW)
• Micro Switched Joystick • Lockable Disk Box • Disk Wallet
• 10 Blank Disks • Kick Oft 2 • Pipemania • Space Ace
• Populous • Zapsac Carry Case • Zappo T-Shirt fiNnT priT 99 [
INDI PrinpH C915 QQ WANT THE BEST IN PROFESSIONAL AMIGA. WHY
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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 0MB INDI PRICE £299.99 M1230 XA W 40 MHZ EC 030 4MB INDI PRICE £399.99 M1230 XA W 50 MHZ MMU 030 0MB 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 0MB INDI PRICE £129.
MBX1200Z 68881 14MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £249.
MBX1200Z 68881 14 MHZ 8MB INDI PRICE £349.
MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ 0MB INDI PRICE £189.
MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £339.
MBX1200Z 68882 25 MHZ 8MB INDI PRICE £409.
MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 0 MB INDI PRICE £339.
MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 4MB INDI PRICE £419.
MBX1200Z 68882 50 MHZ 8MB INDI PRICE £539.
CotDCOLOCOCOCDCOCD CO(OCO(OLOCOCOCO D 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 Oid MEMORY UPGRADES AND ACCESSORIES M501 The original 0.5MB battery backed upgrade for the A500.
P price] £29.99 M502 The original 1 MB battery backed upgrade for the A500.
Ml 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 th interface of a SCSI hard drive.
¦MOB price! £110.99 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 fans. Separate RGB controls lo 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. COMMODORE MPS 1270A INK JET PRINTER.
Whisper quiet yet prints at an amazing 160 CPS.
Possibly the best value printer on the market.
PRICE ] £94.99 1270A - REPLACEMENT INK JET CARTRIDGE.
INDI PRICE £12.99 DISK DRIVES.
Rii v 'fill ZAPPO EXTERNAL FLOPPY.
You've seen all the reviews on this popular and affordable second Amiga drive. Compatible with all Amigas. MNP! PRICE] £59.99 "Quality: 9 out ot 10." Exceptional value for money.
AMIGA COMPUTING JAN 93 PRINTERS COMMODORE MPS 1230 A high quality 9-pin Dot Matrix Printer with paper and tractor feed and is fully compatible with Epsom FX80 and IBM Industry standards.
High speed 120 CPS draft mode and an NLQ mode of 25 CPS.
INDI VALUE ADDED FREE D-PRINT - Design greetings cards, letters and posters.
AMIGA LOGO- Educational and programming language.
AMIGA VISION- Multimedia Authoring system for video, animation, sound, speech, graphics and text.
I INDI price"] £134.99 1084ST MONITOR.
Commodores original and best selling colour stereo monitor. Now includes swivel and tilt stand for total ease of use. I WI price] £189.99 (£179.99 If purchased with A600 A1200 A1500) THE NEW CD AMIGA Just prior to finalising this advertisement Commodore have confirmed that the new CD Amiga has been delayed until August.
If there is any change then the INDI Sales Desk will be able to take your order.
However, Commodore are confident that circumstances will not change.
TERMS AVAILABLE OVER 6, 12, 18, 24 & 36 MONTHS SUBJECT TO STATUS.
WHY NOT RING FOR A QUOTE. SAMEDAY RESPONSE. (SEE EXAMPLE) Panasonic Quiet Printing 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 printer 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 loo, with ' Wordworth'. Yet at a retail price of £129.99 we thought that might be a little loo expensive on top of your printer purchase1 So together with Panasonic we decided to give a copy of 'Wordworth' free with every Panasonic orinter. How's Ihat for added value?
‘WORDWORTH COMPLETELY FREE' WITH PANASONIC QUIET PRINTERS The writers choice The ultimate word processor for AMIGA com puters Wordworth is undoubtedly the ultimate word document processor tor the full range of AMIGA computers The graphical nature of WORDWORTH makes producing documents faster and easier, with the enhanced printing fonts (incudmg full Panasonic KX P2180 - KX P2123 colour printing support) CoNffls spell checker and thesaurus, no other word processor comes dose "Without doubt this is one of the best document processors for the AMIGA. Today*(Amiga Format) NORMAL RRP £129.99 inc
VAT INDI PRICE The new Panasonic KX - P2180 9 pin quiet colour printer Produces ensp clear text in mono or in 7 glorious colours with new quiet technology Th« new Kx P2180 is typically 1S0BA quiet er in operation, than the competition £189.99
• Fast Printing Speeds 192CPS Draft and 38 CPS NLO
• Colour Printing 7 colour palette (blue. Red. Gteen. Yellow,
violet, magenta and black) Quiet Printing Super quiet 45 -
480BA sound level (mosl matrix printers are typically in excess
ot 60dBA| 6 Resident Fonts Over 6.100 type styles using Courier
Prestige. Bold PS. Roman.
Script and Sans Seril Fonts
• 3 Paper Paths Paper handling from bottom, top and rear lor
total flexibility
• 1 Year warranty tor total peace ot mind M J The new high
performance Panasonic KX - 2123 24 pm F MM Quiet colour printer
offers leading edge quiet printing ‘ technology al an
affordable price
• Fast Printing Speeds 192 CPS draft 64 CPS LO and 32 SLO
• 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 Sent Fonts
• 24 PIN Diamond Printhead High performance and high quality
output
• 1 Year Warranty for total peace of mind Panasonic LASER PRINTER
KXP - 4410 LASER PRINTER LASER PRINTER KXP - WORDWORTH
COMPLETELY FREEl WITH PANASONIC LASER PRINTERS The writers'
cfx»ce The ultimate word processor tor AMIGA computers NORMAL
RRP£ 129 99 me VAT 5 pages per minule 28 resident fonts
Optional 2nd input bin (total printer capacity 2 x 200 sheets)
Once agam INDI have fO*ned together with Panasonic to offer an
Amiga owners the most outstanding Laser Printer offer ever We
are now able to offer high quality, professional laser printing
at affordable pnees We are also giving away a free copy of
Wordwortn with every Panasonic Laser Printer purchased (RRP
£129.99) Whether you are looking for a laser printer 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
laserjet II Emulation LIND! PRICE £499.99 WORDWORTH 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) INDI PRICE £699.99 inc. VAT
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ACCESSORIES
1) PANASONIC AUTOMATIC SHEET FEEDER Automatic Sheet Feeder tor
KXP 2180 KXP 2123 hokfs 80 A4 sheets INDI PRICE £89.99
2) PRINTER DUST COVER Specially tailored quality dust cover tor
Panasonic KXP 2180 KXP2123 printer INDI PRICE £8.99
3) PRINTER STAND 2 piece printer stand INDI PRICE £9.99
4) PAPER PACK 500 sheets quality A4 paper. INDI PRICE £9.99
5) CONTINUOUS PAPER 2000 sheets 1 pan listing paper INDI PRICE
£19.99
6) PARALLEL PRINTER CABLE To be used when connecting Amiga to
Panasonic Pnnters INDI PRICE £8.99 (£5 99 it purchased with a
pnnteri 2 PANASONIC COLOUR RIBBON olour ribbon tor KXP 2180
KXP 2123. INDI PRICE £18.99 SAVE £££££'s ON THE FOLLOWING
ACCESSORY PACKS PACK 1 PANASONIC COLOUR RIBBON PACK Contains 6
colour ribbons lor the KXP 2180 KXP2123 RRP Cl 19 99 INDI
PRICE £89.99 SAVE £30.00111 PACK 2 PANASONIC RIBBON PACK
Contains 2 black and 4 colour r.bbons lor 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 black ribbons. 2 colour nb- bons. T dust cover. 2 piece pnnter stand RRP £169 99 INDI PRICE £139.99 SAVE £30 00"!
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AFTER SALES AND SPECIALIST SERVICE All products are guaranteed lor 12 months. Some products carry a 12 months at home service repair guarantee (where Indicated). In the unlikely event that any product purchased Irom INDI arrives at your home faulty, we will collect Irom your home and replace the product completely tree of charge.
IT'S 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.
IT'S 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.
IT'S 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) cwnwu
• Blues Brothers (£12 99) • Pipemama. Populous. I'auk snuyvn
KickoH2. SpaceAce PQQA'rtA MULTI MEDIA PACK WITH- OOQQ Aft
PRICE CRASH WV.99 OUT INDI VALUE ADDED Ll99 99 12 MONTHS
INTEREST FREE CREDIT AVAILABLE ON CDTV EXTERNAL HARD DISK
SUBJECT TO STATUS. LOW INTEREST CREDIT AVAILABLE ON ALL ORDERS
OVER £200 ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM The problem with any new product
is that it always takes time tor everyone to realise its lull
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 » DIRECTLY TO YOUR TV SET THE BRICK - ETTE Just plug in the Brick • elte and use any wired Amiga compatible loystick. Mouse or trackball device on the Commodore CDTV. The built
• in 8 • bit Micro Processor gives the Brick - ette big smarts m
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 of dnver programs or
soft ware No switches for mouse or joystick Special settings
(with mousey allow you to blast away with three rap*d fire
modes & dual fire buttons Comes complete with Python Micro
Switched Joystick INDI EXCLUSIVE £49.99 With two joysticks
£59.99 BLACK 1084S MONITOR At last the CDTVMomtor you nave been
waiting for The original and best sell- mgcolour stereo monitor
from Commodore is now available in black to complement your
CDTV INDI PRICE £189.99 (or £179 99 when purchased with CDTV
Multi Media pack) AMIGA CDTV SOFTWARE It you are thinking ot
buying CDTV or already own one you'll be pleased lo know that
INDI stock alt CDTV accessories and software that are available
Irom manufacturers We believe in CDTV and we therelore continue
to support this exciting product You will always have a source
ol product tor your CDTV trom INDI L to R: 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 Scan TvrMomtor Lead £14.99 (me Stereo Phono Lead)
Megachip 1Mb Upgrade Chip RAM Upgrade lor CDTV £159.99 CDTV
Trackball £69.99 AMIGA CDTV EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE You've got
the CDTV. You’ve got Ihe keyboard and Ihe floppy disk drive -
lor a total computer soluluon all that's needed is an ultra
Iasi hard disk drivo The CDTV-HD un;| boasts a massive 65Mb ol
hard disk storage with lightning last access limes through its
SCSI interlace.The unit comes complete with Workbench 1.3 and
all necessary cables.
INDI PRICE £269.99 AS PART OF OUR POLICY OF CONTINUAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND REFINEMENT, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE SPECIFICATIONS OF PRODUCTS ADVERTISED. PLEASE CONFIRM CURRENT SPECIFICATION AT THE TIME OF ORDERING.
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AF0693 | STAFFS WS13 7SF Please send ARTS AND LEISURE Advanced Military Systems £29.99 Women in Motion £29.99 Guinness Disc ot Records £34.99 Animals in Motion £29.99 Connoisseur Fine Ans £34.99 Fruits 6 Vegetables £34.99 Trees and Shrubs £34.99 Garden Plants £34.99 Indoor Plants £34.99 EDUCATION Fun School Under 5 s £24.99 A Long Hard Day at the Ranch £34.99 A Bun tor Barney £29.99 Cinderella £39.99 Fun School lor 6 lo 7 £24.99 Fun School tor Over 7 s £24.99 Heather Hits Her First Home Run £34.99 LTV - English as a 2nd Language£34.99 Mind Run £29.99 Mud Puddle £34.99 My Paint £29.99 North
Polar Expedition £49.99 Paper Bag Princess £34.99 Scary Poems lor Rotten Kids £39.99 Tale ot Benjamin Bunny £39.99 Tale ol Peter Rabbit £39.99 Thomas's Snowsurt £34.99 Moving Gives Me Stomach Ache£34.99 Barney Bear Goes Camping £29.99 Astenx English tor FrencM £34.99 Japan Work) (PAL) £49.99 NASA, the 25th Year £19.99 Fractal Universe £34.99 ENTERTAINMENT Battlechess £39.99 Battle Storm £29.99 Fred Ftsh (CD PD1) £19.99 All Dogs go to Heaven Electric Crayon £34.99 Ultimate Basketball £29.99 Classic Board Games £34.99 Dinosaurs lor Hire £14.99 Hound ol the Baskervilles £29.99 Psycho Killer
£29.99 Sherlock Holmes.
Consulting Detective £39.99 Sim City £29.99 Trivial Pursuit (PAL) £49.99 Wrath ol the Demon £29.99 Team Yankee £34.99 Rattles £34.99 Prehistonk £34.99 Snoopy (PAL) £34.99 Town with No Name £29.99 Lemmings £34.99 European Space Srmulator £34.99 Fantastic Voyage £34.99 Global Chaos £29.99 Turncan I £29.99 Turncan II £29.99 Guy Spy £29.99 Cover Girl Poker £24.99 Logical £25.99 Prey £34.99 Curse ol Ra £24.99 Space Wars £29.99 MUSIC Music Maker £34.99 Remtx £29.99 Karaoke Fun Hits t £14.99 Voicemaster * Microphone £39.99 Voice FX £19.99 REFERENCE American Heritage Dictionary £49.99 Complete Works
ol Shakespeare £29.99 Illustrated Holy Bible £29.99 New Basic Electronic Cookbook£39.99 Timetable ot Business £39.99 Timetable ol Science £39.99 World Vista Atlas £54.99 Dr Wellman £54.99 Price + Delivery I enclose cheque PO for £ or charge my Access Visa No Expiry Date Signature _____ .... Send to Name ..... Address .. TEL 0543 419999 FAX 0543 418079 Daytime Tel Postcode Tired of high DTP prices?
PageStream 2.2 B .OWOUT £6995 How much is a box worth to you?
Merldion Software Distribution Ltd is offering you the desktop publishing deal of the yeor! If you have wonted to purchase o desktop publisher before, but could not justify the price, this is yout chance PogeStteom 2.2 has o suggested retail price of £199. Now you con get the real thing ond save £120!
PogeStreom is the ocdaimed AMIGA desktop publishing leader. Amigallser Intemotionol named it "the heavyweight champion." AMIGAWirld gove it their coveted Expert's Choice oward ond simply proclaimed thot "PogeStteom is the best."
Meridian Software Distribution ltd has a limited stock of PogeStteom 2.2 without boxes. These hove everything thot full copies of PogeSbeam hove ptogram, fonts, monuols, ond registration card but no boxes. If the box is not worth £120 to you, then this is yout chance to get o professionol desktop publisher fot the price of on entry level program!
• PkOkm ol «K mwnioiy itdecMo wool te not quality you l» o
upgrade »yenOT 3.0. Welcome to Font HEAVEN!
Introducing TypeSmith. The Amiga outline font editor.
TypeSmith is the perfect font tool for word processing ond desktop publishing users. If you hove ever wonted to use o font in one formot with o program thot only supports another format, you hove experienced font Hell. TypeSmith will give you Font Heoven. It allows you to create, edit ond convert fonts between PostScript, (ompugrophic Intellifont ond Soft-Logik DMF formats. Now you can use youi PogeStreom fonts with Ait Expression, Finol Copy II releose 2, ProPoge, ProDiow ond more! AMIGA Formot soys thot "For DTP users everywhere, it's o must' ond AMIGA Shopper soys il oil with 'it's good.
Extrememly good." £ ] 4 9 95* EXPRESS yourself!
Art Expression. Special effects available on demand.
Hove you ever wonted to woip text into o shope that nature didn't intend? And hove you ever wished thot you could moke text wrap oiound a curve? Now you con with Art Expression, the illustration program lor the Amiga. Art Expression hos o full palette of drawing tools to bring out the artist in you. You can draw sophisticated illustrations, simple drawings, architectural plons ond business graphics. And when you need to moke your work stond out from the crowd, you con use Art Expression's special effects features to blend, woip ond distort objects ond text. Art Expression is available now! £ 1
69 9 5* To order, contact your authorized Meridian dealer (’dealers may sell for less), or call 081-543-3500, fax 081-543-2255.
Or send a check PO or Access Visa order (with card number, expiry, name, address, postal code, and daytime phone) to: Meridian Software Distribution Ltd, East house, East Road Trading Estate, London, SW19 I AH.
FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS!
Each month. Amiga Format brings you the very best in game reviews. We're committed to telling you exactly what's wrong and right with each game, with no holds barred.
Once upon a time, we were all punters too.
And every one of us has had a nasty experience with a duff game at some time or other. We don't want that to happen to you.
So each game we receive has a whole host of tests to pass before it gets our ultimate accolade - the Amiga Format Gold.
Screenplay Your once-a-month chance to find out what's hot and what's not - in the world of Amiga games releases. There's no beating around the bush in these pages, so listen up and don't part with those pennies 'til you've got the lowdown.
Does it play well? Are the graphics worthy of our Amiga super-machine? Is the sound up to scratch? Does it work on ALL Amigas? Will it install to a hard drive? These are just a few of the challenges a good game could rise to. But still the crap games keep a-coming. What's worse is that we often see tired old garbage rated highly in other mags. Have they no shame? Don't they care about you, the poor mug who shells out hard-earned cash on these white elephants?
THE GAMES: HOTTER THAN JULY? WE THINK SO We don't believe anyone else in the Amiga market is qualified to bring you the low-down on the vast range of new titles.
Our team is made up of the some of the hardest-to-please reviewers you could ever find. They've seen it all before, and they've often been on the receiving end - and now it’s their turn to answer back with the truth.
Trust us - we're on no-one's side but yours.
THE REVIEWERS Who have we got and why have we got ’em in this month? They know their stuff, that's why!
Meet the gang 'cause the boys are here... ANDY NUTTALL Andy usually writes this column, but he's way too busy mingling with software bigwigs and industry supremos this month. So while he was in a role-playing kind of a mood, we persuaded him to cast an expert eye over Ishar for the A1200.
JAMES LEACH Last month we implied that James was. Er, rather pinickity with his pennies. Dare we imply the same again? Yes. This month, we asked him to review a game about a small animated plasticine character. But he thought we'd just said he'd get "more for his money", and jumped at the chance.
Work it out TRENTON WEBB No, not a special material used for dressmaking, but the top authority on Battle Isle ‘93. When the AF talent scouts hunted Trent down and gave him his mission for the month, he was busy moving toy soldiers around a homemade map of Britain.
Trenton is 27.
RICHARD BAGULEY Richard spent most of the Amiga Format Live!
Show with his head in a bucket He came up for air three times, when he managed to put together some wise words on Ancient Art Reach for the Skies and Worlds of Legend.
Steve doesn't think that football's a funny old game at all - well, not judging by the remarks he makes while being thrashed at Sensible during those quieter moments in the office. (Yes Marcus, that's before you get in). Championship '93 might be the nearest Steve'll ever get to management but he enjoyed himself at the time.
Worlds of Legend Why do all professional adventurers stumble across their latest epic while downing a few pints in the boozer? Never seems to happen in our local. Still, that's how this sequel to Legend starts, which is quite a leisurely intro to the levels of planet-saving and adventurin'-type stuff to come. Is it all uphill from there? You'd better find out on... Page 60 Ancient Art of War in the Skies Take one classic strategy manual from the annals of Japanese history. Add to that some modem warfare technology and a generous sprinkling of air-bome missions. From time to time, drop some
bombs and wipe out your opponents. Serve hot on the screen of your Amiga. Wargames.
Everybody's favourite ingredient. Page 78 Reach for the Skies You know when you have an argument with your grandad and he tells you how he fought a war for you and his country? Well, don't pick that time to tell him you’ve fought in the same war, but on your Amiga. Your ear will be in for more of a dip- pin’ than an ornamental hedge. But this game is one way to bone up on some history, and practice shoot-em-down techniques too. It's a classic flight sim. With a black-and-white-film-on-a-Sunday- afternoon appeal. The difference is you won't fall asleep during this one. Chocks away! Page 182 59
JULY 1993 Battle Isle '93 Battle Isle first hit your screens two years ago.
Since then have Bluebyte been sweating blood over the new version of this Amiga Format Gold-winning game? Well not quite pints of the stuff, since this is an upgrade, and not a sequel, so don't get your blitters in a twist if you can't really see any radical change. See what’s new though on... Page 64 Championship Manager '93 The poor old football managers - they just don’t get any of the limelight, do they? Week after week the sheepskin lumps sit in the dugout. And no one even notices if they change their hairstyle.
Championship Manager '93 changes all that' find out how to coach a team, negotiate new signings, and help score (or should that be claw?) Your way up the league. Football fans, this way... Page 73 GAME REVIEW
A. ***
• ft. '• & £ $ % 4 v ** £ The storyline of Worlds of Legend
is the usual sort of thing. And starts with four hardened
adventurers slouching around in a puh drinking beer and calling
out sexist remarks at the barmaid. Suddenly, a hooded figure
bursts in and passes a message to one of them announcing lhal
his father (who is an emperor) has died under mysterious
circumstances. And the forces of evil are threatening to
overtake the land.
So. Our happy band of wanderers decide this isn't a good end to an evening, and decide to go out and right wrongs. They visit their old aunt Sushina on the way. And she says they must find the four shards of the eternal Amulet and reform them to save the empire.
JULY 1993 Your first task is to set up your characters.
You are given four - one from each of the classes, each with their own special power.
Tlie Berserker can enter a Berserker rage and become vicious and the Troubadour can sing a variety of songs which bolster the characters.
The Assassin can make himself invisible and Worlds of Legend In years gone by, brave adventurers wandered the land saving damsels in distress from dragons. These days, game reviewers just sit in front of their Amigas playing the sequel to Mindscape's Legend.
The Runemaster can cast a range of spells. At this stage you can reclothe or rename your characters, as well as choosing their sex - you can have female warriors! You can also place the characters under the influence of one of the elements, which boosts ccnuin characteristics but lowers others. For instance, earth boosts strength, constitution and armour, but il lowers intelligence, speed and dexterity. Once you're set up. It's off into the big wide w orld.
Dark depths The gameplay is divided inlo two sections.
The first is a relatively conventional adventure where you wander around a map and enter various cities, buying new weapons and learning new skills. The main action takes place in the dark depths of several of Ihe buildings on Ihe map. Where you have to solve puzzles and heal up monsters. You see the room you're in from a semi-.'D viewpoint, and you manipulate the various characters using Ihe mouse only.
WORLDS Of LEGEND is available from Mindscape 0444 246333 WHAT CLICKING ON THOSE ICONS DOES TO YOU AND YOUR GAME
• Menu Bar - clicking on one of the options and then clicking on
an object on the playing area makes the character walk over and
carry out the operation that you have chosen on the object.
4 Message area - the program prints up various messages here about how effective your attacks have been, or which bit of you the monsters have been chopped off.
10 Your characters - a group of heroic warriors who will inevitably triumph over evil and liberate the land from the grip of the baddies.
11 Monsters - a group of weedy monsters who only serve to blunt your weapons.
1 Elliot the dragon - your trusted map maker. Click on him to get a map of the bits of the dungeon you've visited.
2 Baggage - click on it to access the inventory screen, where you can carry out various actions with the things you've picked up along the way.
S Compass - constantly points north, reminding you where you are in the cosmic scheme of things.
4 Chicken - clicking here causes your characters to run away from whatever nasties are in the area, only stopping when they get to a dead end.
Beware, as the monsters usually follow you.
12 Casks - they are liberally spread around the dungeon, and usually contain either gold or some other useful object.
S Rally - causes your group to rally around the leader and fight the good fight.
JULY 1993 This is the screen where you define your group of fighters for truth, justice and the magical way.
Clicking on a point in the playing area moves the character to that position, and clicking one of the menu options, and then on a point in the playing area, makes the character carry out the action. For instance, if there is a cask in the room, clicking on open and the cask makes the character walk over and open it. It works well, but you have to be careful where you click - it is best to click at the bottom of an object, confusing when it is a pillar with a button halfway up it.
The second part of the game has you exploring a building, solving puzzles and beat- ing up monsters. Many of the doors are locked, and the keys are hidden in other parts of the building, which are defended by baddies. Also liberally spread around the place are weapons and magical items, some useful, some cursed.
To progress through the maze of rooms, you need to keep a careful track on what you’re carrying and where various things are.
Combat is a reasonably simple affair. If you encounter any beastics. Clicking on the rally icon makes your characters regroup and enter the fray. It’s possible to leave the computer to handle it all automatically, but you can step in and take over one of the characters.
Or at least you can with the Runemaster: the only option you get with the other characters is to turn their special characteristic on or off. You can also determine which song the Troubadour will sing if you take control of him. But there’s no way of getting involved in the nitty gritty of plunging a battle axe into a monster’s head.
Magic moments A major part of the game is dealing with magic. The Runemaster can mix his own spells from a variety of ingredients and several runes.
Thus, you can create devastating damage spells, or healing spells. If you’re feeling particularly awkward, you can create a spell that damages the target and then heals it. Although the usefulness of this ability eludes me. Once your Runemaster gets more experienced, they can learn new runes to create new spells for such things as dispelling magic, bringing back the dead, or creating mystic weapons.
In order to create a spell, you need to combine the rune and other ingredients into a magical mixing bowl. The other ingredients are paired to the rune, so for instance you need a portion of bats wing to activate the missile rune and a portion of hedjog (sic) venom gets the healing rune going. A pinch of salt also helps. It’s possible to mix together any number of runes, so a spell that dispels magic, heals, creates a mystic weapon and gives the ability to teleport is easily possible, if your Runemaster has sufficient knowledge.
Initially, most of the monsters you meet are reasonably simple to defeat, but once you get into the game, you meet monsters such as hell hounds and serpents which don’t die so easily. If any of your band of cut-throats are killed, it is possible to resurrect them, with a little help from the local temple.
Overall, Worlds of Legend is a good game, but there arc no real advances from Legend.
Although it does have a new storyline, puzzles and a playing area that’s bigger than the original. With Legend now available for £14.99. you will be better off trying that if you’ve not played a game of this type before. However, if you played and liked Legend. Worlds of Legend is a worthy sequel, providing a good variety of new puzzles and monsters to slaughter.
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• No real advance from l egend, except for the new storyline and
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• Plenty of puzzles to keep you occupied.
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infantry, tanks, aircraft, artillery, boats and tanks must be
moved about the hex-map to trap and kill the enemy. On the
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In both Battle Isle and '93. Knowledge is power. An innate understanding of each unit's range and strength is vital for victory . But then so is watching your opponent's screen as they move. Precise knowledge of w hich units work BATTIE ISLE '93 is available from Kompart UK 0727 868005 Most war heroes are happy to spend their retirement writing biographies. Complaining about civvies or meddling in politics. However, it scents that the makers of Bailie Isle (which went Gold in Al'29) weren't keen on putting the game out to grass and have started another war.
Bailie Isle was a sort of Apocalypse Now meets The Battle of the Bulge at the Mother of All Battles. Bailie Isle '9.1 is like a psychotic lank drivers' convention held during NATO exercises on the set of Empire Strikes Bac k. There are subtle differences between the two warriors, but amid the chaos of the battle they're hard to spot.
First impressions suggest that this is a major re-working of (he old classic. New moonscape settings - the wars arc fought on alien satellites - give '93 a fresh face. All of the original Battle Isle units have had their powers modified and a smattering of intriguing new toys are on display to encourage destructive experimentation.
Destruction guaranteed Like Battle Isle. '93. Is an escalating arms race. 24 war zones lay in ambush for would-be generals. Each battle introduces new vehicles, new terrain, and all manner of other tactical Battle Isle '93 well together, which weapons need time to set up and the likely outcome of each battle has to be earned though. And these lessons only come in hard-to-sw allow defeat (favour.
Battle Isle 93 is a more polished game than the original. The power of each vehicle has been honed to offset the flaws and flukes present in Battle Isle. The new units, such as invisible blocker droids, open up tactical possibilities which make the battles harder and the strategies more elaborate.
Looking for a fight?
Battle Isle '93 s problem though, is not in the way it differs from Battle Isle, but in the way it stay s the same. Of all these similarities the battle resolution sequences are the most disappointing. In Battle Isle the outcome of each specific fight was illustrated with little blokes scraping from an overhead view. In History Line - Battle Isle's First World War cousin - this was switched to a pseudo-3D perspective. '93 plumps for the older overhcad-stvle. The result means fewer disks, but much less spectacle.
Battle Isle '93 is an upgrade and not a sequel (Battle Isle 2 is already in development I. Veterans will appreciate the quality of the game, but newcomers would be belter advised to battle History Line first. It s better looking and the historical overtones make the war a little more fascinating. Still, if you’re looking lor a fight... Trenton Webb O Battle Isle '93 BlueByte ¦ £19.99
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Ishar Daze Marketing 071-328 2762 £29.99 Hooray! Another AGA-only game hits the streets - the second this month from Daze Marketing. Ishar Legend of the Fortress is a reasonably old game, originally reviewed in AF37 (76 per cent), but this is a slight update on the original taking advantage of the AGA's larger colour palette.
Ishar is a huge role-playing adventure, boasting over 20,000 locations, 180 characters and 40 spells. Although these are rather ambitious figures, they are quite believable, because it takes some time to travel across the landscape of Kendoria, the setting for the game.
Apparently 'Ishar' means 'unknown' in the Elfin tongue, which is pretty fitting because you don’t really know where it is. All you do know is that you've got to get there somehow, break in, and kill the evil Krogh who Is threatening to plunge the land into darkness. Well, not many marks for the intricate plot but the content of the game is good.
Your party can contain up to five characters which you can recruit from the various oddballs who are lurking around Kendoria. A good point here is that any possible recruitments must have the vote of every member of your party - if any character doesn't like the look of them, they're out. Similarly, if you get the urge to sack or kill one of your party members, and they have made friends within the party, you could have a mutiny on your hands.
The only minor niggle is that the odd spelling error has crept in - such as Humain for Human, and Strentgh for Strength. It's been translated from German, so it's understandable, but the mistakes are in prominent positions and more care could have been taken.
Ishar is a good, solid game, and the addition of extra colours in this new version makes it all quite a lot prettier - as well as quite a lot quicker. If you already have Ishar, there's not much more for you here. If you haven't then its recommended if you relish a challenge.
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HOW TO ORDER hotline 061-7247572 n V * ™ B " (WITH YOUR CREDIT CARO DETAILS) Send your cheque or postal order for £40.99 made payable to: Siren Software, Wilton House, Bury Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 9UR Hey up. There's trouble afoot. A gaggle of drugs barons have got together and are threatening the democracy of the small Republic of Lafia. Although no-one's quite sure why.
Anyway, the helpless Lallan government have requested aid from America (who else?)
And Congress have agreed to send a posse of Green Berets (and some men) to sort them out.
As luck would have it. You're the American pilot of a rather smart helicopter which can cause all kinds of mayhem. Got it?
You've got to work your way through seven different (but similar) missions before you finally gel to finish off the leader of this unseemly coup. These missions include picking up paras, destroying cocaine production buildings and blowing away planes, choppers and ships - a veritable cocktail of violence.
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• You gotta learn how to fly the crate before you get any good.
• (Graphics and sound efTrcts are extremely average for these
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• The mivsions are rather repetitive, lack variety and become a
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• And remember people - don't do drugs.
Ye*, it is your rvonour-oound duty tc but it's only pretend - so that's OK.
A bit choppy Controlling the chopper is not easy and you will find yourself going round in circles at first. It's fast and easily manoeuvrable but takes time to get used to. A small circle in front of the chopper (the sight mode) directs GOT AN A1200?
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Southam. Warwickshire CV33 ODL you to the nearest para to rescue, but it's more useful for determining your general direction.
The areas that you fly around are small and unlike Desert Strike (there. I've mentioned it), you're never travelling in the same direction for more than a couple of seconds.
The overhead view works reasonably well and you fly at the same height throughout the game. Scattered around the islands are various ground targets, many of which will launch bombs at you. It's best to bomb runways, tank hangers and helicopter landing pads as soon as possible - this stops more enemies emerging.
Fortunately, the bomhs don't travel as fast as your chopper and if you can control Ihe beast sou will be able to avoid most of them.
Mi 65% There's a control panel to keep you informed of the fuel weapons situation and the number of paras still to be rescued. This is helpful, particularly since it's constantly on-screen.
Missions start on board the good ship Excalibur. From which you fly to destroy the targets and pick up paras. To p-pick up a para, sou hover above him. Then you're transported into another short shoot-em-up section where you have to destroy oncoming enemy helicopters w hile hoisting the para up a rope.
Fire hawk Let's do it all again As you continue through the missions though, there is a feeling of dcja vu. You blast runways and buildings, airlift paras, collect power-ups and then do it again. The heat-seeking missiles are fun to dodge but little else is noteworthy.
The graphics are uninspiring - they resemble one of those children's playmaps where you can drive Matchbox cars along pretend roads.
JULY 1993 FIREHAWK is available from Codemasters 0926 814132 Released hot on the heels of Desert Strike.
References are inevitable. Firehawk is a shoot- em-up with far less fuss than its illustrious counterpan. Sadly, it's way behind on gamc- play - there is no feel of realism whatsoever.
You feel like you're actually flying a helicopter in Desert Strike, you don't in Firehawk.
If you feel particularly committed to Lafia's cause, then Firehawk is tailormadc for you. However, many Amiga games are more developed in graphics, sound and gamcplay and you can't hide the fact that it's not as good as Desert Strike, even though it is £ 10 cheaper.
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Then they were forgotten about until Aardman won an Oscar.
Morphing then appeared in Terminator 2 and that groovy Michael Jackson video. And it has been seen in millions of adverts since: from hair colouring to Volvos. But all this has little to do with the game we've got here.
Morris Rolph (Morph - geddit?) Is a standard. If slightly naughty, kid. He somehow befriends a weird professor of the sort most parents warn their kids to keep away from.
One day he turns up at the labs to find the professor in an agitated stale. Overcoming his natural reaction to run away from the gibbering loon. Morris enquires about recent events.
What's the anti-matter?
It transpires that the professor, whose name, sadly, is Krnkcnpot. Has invented a matter teleporter. This, not unreasonably, is the cause of his excitement. He demonstrates the device to Morris with the aid of a white mouse. (Animal testing in labs ’ Bit of a no-no in this day and age. Surely.) The machine works and Morris leaps up on il to try it out for himself.
Something goes wrong and the poor kid is vaporised and left in tiny bits in the atmosphere - molccularly challenged, so to speak.
He's not dead though. He’s merely... son of reorganised. And he has limited control over his state. This might, just might, be useful if he's ever going lo play the violin in the guise of a normal-shaped child again.
Morph has four major .ones to explore.
There's the garden of the house where the prof lives, the lab where all the meddlesome research is carried out. A weird factory (for some reason) and Ihe sewers (for an even stranger reason). You can tackle these in any JULY 1993 order, but if you do them in clockwise rotation, starting with the garden, the game seems easiest and most logical.
Shape of things to come So far what we have is a platform game. What makes this one different (cr. Except from Puny) is that you. As the freeform molecular cluster, can assume one of four states. You can be a cannonball, a bouncy ball, a cloud or a big drip. (Morris was practically one of these before the whole sorry episode started).
You must beat each level by collecting cogs w ithin two minutes. During this lime you can assume the various forms only once or twice. This makes the game very tricky and.
MORPH is available from Millennium 0223 844894 Morph coupled lo the stringent time limit, this gives it darned good playability.
There are no real baddies, but vou do come across extractor fans, drains, magnets, fire and other nasties. If you're quick enough, and you're aware of fairly rudimentary physics, you should he able to work out exactly what you must do. But the game is excellent w hen il comes lo hassling you as the seconds lick away and you're running out of transformations.
The puzzle element is strong in Morph.
And it's a pity that having worked out exactly how to gel through the tougher levels, you are killed by lack of simple joystick control. If you don't transform at exactly the rieht time, you nearby machine.
7. Star to enable extra transformations.
6. Cog (part of machine to be collected).
9. Possible transformations.
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JULY 1993 Morph £25.99 could easily be sucked, drowned, burned or popped lo dealh. And il will Ire all your fault.
So Morph is not only a damnably twisty and clever puzzler. But it also demands ultra-fine joystick movements if you're going to succeed. Yes it's time to dig out Ihe old Cheetah Bug joystick.
In principle. Morph sounds easy; you just work out which form lo be in for each obstacle. Then change and continue on your way.
Water runs through holes, cannonballs smash walls and clouds float over things. Simple enough, eh? Well, no actually. Firstly, you've got to ration your transformations very carefully. You'll only have two or three shapes per level and some of the levels are pretty massively huge. And secondly, if you bash through a wall, you can bet that behind it is a slope leading lo a liquid just waiting to drown you. Or if you float oul of danger, you'll lie sucked into a fan or vaporised by a heater.
Nothing in Morph is simple.
Double genre That's the point. If you like tricky, pixel-perfect platform games with smooth graphics and nice sounds, you've got it here. If you also like migraine-forming puzzles, possibly involving physics-related shape-changing, this is here loo. But lo get the most out of the game, you'll need to love both genres. Like Putty, this mixes two sorts of game. It's very nice to look at. If splayable and very clever. It's difficult as well, but satisfying when you do it right. There are some nice elements of humour in it too. But I won't describe these because this is the end of the review and
there isn't space.
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1. CANNONBALL.
©Morph's heaviest state. He is impervious to spiky things, can smash through walls and doesn't worry about fire. But he sinks in water and drops through weak walkways.
Current opinion has it that he also looks the best in this state.
2. BOUNCY BALL.
He can negotiate his way over delicate bridges and bounce on to ledges. He also floats. But he can be pricked with relative ease. Also his gaseous interior expands when heated, making him prone to violent and humorous explosions whenever he goes near a fire.
3. WATER DRIP.
Perfect for dribbling through gratings and vents, the water permeates insidiously through the levels. But if it lands in another liquid, it vanishes into a gooey solution.
4. CLOUD.
Float over obstacles,
* •. Through vents and i T”-. Gratings. But watch out - you can’t
go downwards and you can get sucked away by extractor fans.
In this ethereal state, you'll also bum if you go a bit too
near fires.
In Morph you will continually meet new obstacles, and you'll have to use brain-power and trial-and-error when you decide which state to be in.
• Sleek, cartoony graphics and a cuddly character give it a
teddy-bearish, snugly appeal.
• A good idea for a puzzler, and full of mind- wringing problems,
over 24 varied levels.
• Also an accurate platform game, requiring a slightly sinister
dexterity with the joystick.
( That must be a joke in Latin, surely.)
• The sound effects are better than you’d expect if you really
were scrambled at a molecular level.
HO 81%
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newspapers while the Professional is for use with The Racing Post. Please phone for a demo disk (£9.95 refundable) which also contains The Punter (Pools), The Dogs (Greyhounds) and The Bookie (Odds Calculator).
Access E®l £29.95 inc VAT Sidmouth Software PO BOX 1, SIDMOUTH, DEVON EX 10 0TD 0 24 HOURS 0395 67073 Transarctica A1200 Daze Marketing ¦ 071-328 2762 ¦ £32.99 Previously reviewed AFA5 60% Transartica is a game about a train. Oh yes, it's also about the consequences of a nuclear winter after a well-meaning scientist gets his sums wrong when trying to combat the greenhouse effect. Several hundred years later, the world is in the grip of a never-ending winter, and railways are the only means of transport. Unfortunately these are controlled by the Viking Union, a bunch of bad guys who want to
keep the situation as it is. You play the part of the leader of a heroic group of people who dream of liberating mankind from the tyranny of winter.
As you'd expect this game will run on the A1200 and A4000 only. We reviewed the non-AGA version in AF 4S, and this is exactly the same game, except for the improved graphics. These have been taken straight from the PC version, because these use 256 colours. It's good to see software houses using this extra power, but it's a pity there are no other enhancements, such as improved sound, which would have been possible with the extra chip RAM on the A1200.
Overall, this is a reasonable game, but there's nothing overly inspiring about it.
Richard Baguley When I was a young lad I always wondered whal a football manager actually did. OK. So they sat in the dugout. Wore sheepskin coats, chainsmoked and. It seemed, did little else. They couldn't play (unless they were plaver-managers of course) so why the big salaries, gold bracelets and fat cigars?
And then one day I realised that the majority of footballers needed to be told what to do. This came as quite a shock. Was Glenn Hoddlc really told to 'play it through the channels' and did Don Revic need to explain the process of 'jockeying' to Billy Bremner?
In the past few weeks Brian Clough and Graeme Souness have commanded more column inches in the national newspapers than all the players pul together. The managers are the stars. We'd all like to be one and we all know we could do a better job. Right?
Enter the management sim. A game for football fans and. I would suggest, football fans only. Who else but a fan could possibly be interested in all the facts and figures, and if you don't know your 4-4-2‘s from your sweeper systems then what's the point?
A fine body of men, great and true, can't win away, so what can you do? Well, for a start you can fiddle around with the team, finding out who is injured, bringing in reserves and if you wish you can change the style of play. Please, not long ball.
Championship Manager 93 is an update of the original, with a load more features thrown in. A maximum of four players can compete and you get to choose your personality type, manage the English club of your choice and lake them (hopefully) to the di . .y heights of the European Cup Final. Before all (he glamour though, you have to knuckle down to the bread and butler of the league.
Championship Manager '93 Lineker! Lineker!
All the information you will ever need is at your disposal. If you want to know whether Scarborough play eontincntal-style or the long ball game, then you just click on their Club Details to find out.
JULY 1993 CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER '93 is available from Domark 081-780 2222 If you want one of your club scouts to search for a creative, influential, goal-scoring midficld player, between the ages of 20-24.
Costing over £2m then he will go out and find you one. You can also have different scouts looking for different types of players.
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You're given a few weeks before the season starts to prepare the team for battle and the opportunity to arrange friendlies both home and awav. There's also the transfer market for leant strengthening (with foreign players also available), an option which remains throughout the season.
Be sure to keep a careful eye on the club finances though, and beware, major signings don't always make an impact. You have to negotiate transfer fees and contracts, and look out for unsettled players in Ihe squad.
Gooooaaaaaaal The actual matches are three moving bar charts per team of defence, midficld and attack and there are in-malch comments to keep you in suspense (well, on the edge of your bench).
The comments torn the boardrtxmi can be daunting though, and if they 'suggest' a big name signing could be useful, you feel under pressure to buy one. Overall the attention to detail is excellent and the number of features too numerous to mention here.
Unfortunately, there are one or two minor grouches. Why must you sit through the game sequences if you don't want to? Why do you have to watch the video printer and then a classified result check for all the divisions if you only want to see your own league? It would have been nice if these were optional.
And after a home defeat by Oldham, why can’t you go to the pub. Down a skinful and then sleep in a field. Overall though, a comprehensive management sim and a success, Stephen Bradley 1 Championship Manager E25.99B
• I pda led team and plaver data.
• Loads of realistic features.
• Impressive attention to del;. .
• Some sequences should be optional.
• If it gets too tough, you can alvtavs resign.
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CD-ROM is destined to become the premier medium for on-screen entertainment in the early 90's.
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An integral part of this schedule of market domination is the attraction of talented people of graduate calibre to work in this fascinating and highly rewarding environment.
Experience not required Working at the cutting edge of CD-ROM technology, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in a huge range of challenging projects. From movie licences to innovative games concepts, it'll be your creativity that will help to continue the superb record of achievement that is synonymous with the name Psygnosis.
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Ancient Art of War in the Skies So what's artistic about war in
the skies? Reach out and get creative with the latest release
from MicroProse.
Over 2.500 years ago. A Chinese soldier by the name of Sun Tzu wrote a book called The Art of War. Which is still regarded as one of the best text books on strategy and tactics ever written.
American software house Evrvware (sic) decided to write a wargame based on the ideas in this book. Not only that, but they decided to try and make it fun as well. The result is a strategic air conflict, w ith you in control of an air force-full of First World War bombers and fighters. As a result of your actions, the trenches on the ground move forwards or backwards, and the battle is lost or won.
78 JULY 1993 Get back!
The game includes a wide variety of missions, ranging from relatively simple training campaigns to extremely complex First World War battles. The designers have also thrown in a few spurious campaigns from other periods of history (such as the battle of Agincourt). It's hard to picture World War One bombers circling around Henry IV. But it adds charm.
The overall aim of the game is to use your air force to make the enemy ground troops retreat by attacking and destroying their lines of supply and back-up resources. If you're successful, the ground troops will retreat until you can overrun their capital, at which point you've won. However, either side can surrender before this happens.
CONTROLLING THE BATTLE What to do when your flying machine goes updididly-updididly-up-up... Any game like this is improved by having a good manual which explains the background and control system. Ancient Art's manual not only explains how to use the game, but gives the historical background to the First World War and the development of air warfare. You are also given an idea of the sort of tactics the ground and air commanders are likely to use.
And these are well worth paying attention to.
For instance. Lord Kitchener will defend his supply depots with most of his resources, while Captain Albert Ball will attack at every opportunity. You don't have to play according to the history books, so you could have Lord Kitchener and The Red Baron as your opponents if you so desired.
The main playing area is an overhead view of the map with symbols representing your airfields, villages, capital and other buildings. This map covers over six screens, and you scroll around by moving the mouse to the edge of the screen. Putting the mouse pointer over any object gives you information on it.
Position it over one of your plane groups gives you information on the number of planes and their course and mission, while moving it over a city tells you how heavily damaged it is.
In order to get anywhere in the game, you need to decide where to attack, so the First thing to do is have a good look around the map to work out the positions of the trenches and targets. Once you've decided where to send your planes, click on one of your airfields.
This gives you a list of the planes waiting on the runway. Select however many you wish to send, and click on 'done'.
Various flight settings such as the height and speed of the group can also be set. You then click on the destination for the group, whether it's a town or an airfield to be bombed, or a group of enemy planes to be intercepted and attacked wilh your fighters. The computer warns you if there are any problems such as running out of fuel, and w ill handle all ot the conflicts, unless you decide to step in.
Icon handle it HARD DISK INSTALLABLE When iwo groups of planes meet or a bomber reaches its target, the icon changes and clicking on this gives you the option of stepping in to take manual control. It's not vital to do this, because the computer will determine the outcome of each of the conflicts if you don 't w ant to fight them yourselves. You get a side view of your plane, and control it with either the cursor keys, numeric keypad or joystick. Two views are available, either giving you a close- up of the planes, or an overall view showing the relative positions of all of the planes. Any
planes not controlled by you will be piloted by the computer. This view looks rather simplistic. But it's still possible to carry out all of the Immelman tums. Hammerhead stalls and split 'S's that you’d expect to be able to do in a First World War plane. A special section in the manual gives instructions on how to carry out these manoeuvres.
ANCIENT ART OF WAR IN THE SKIES is available from MicroProse 0666 504326 T he ability of the enemy pilots varies from the incompetent to the highly skillful, so taking over yourself doesn't guarantee victory.
This section is more of an arcade game than a flight simulator, but it's great fun. If you're defending a bomber against enemy fighters the system is similar, although you can't control Ihe flight of Ihe bomber, just the angle and firing of the guns. You can also skip between the front and the back gunners.
Bombs away Bombing first involves checking a map of the target, then deciding which approach will avoid the anti-aircraft lire but pass over most of Ihe targets. Once you select your approach, you are presented with a scrolling view of the ground below your plane, with the various tar- gels (supply depots, pill boxes, mortar pits and various others) often obscured by clouds.
Pressing the spacebar drops a bomb, and the cursor keys steer the plane. Depending on the difficulty level, the bombs also have a nasty habit of veering off due to the wind, so you may need to adjust your flight path to allow for this. Bombing is a tricky affair, because it’s all too easy to stray off the path and be blown out of the sky by anti-aircraft fire. If you want to bomb successfully, it s really best to leave it to the computer.
Disk-tractions Running this game from floppy disks is a complete pain, since there's far too much disk swapping. It's not that there are loo many disks - there are only four. The irritating thing is the way that you have to insert each disk several limes, with only a small amount of access each time. As well as being irritating, it's unnecessary. It's a question of bad design, although the game does take advantage of any external floppy drives. Running it from a hard disk gets around all these problems, and speeds the game up immensely.
JULY 1993 This game is extremely well designed, and easy to get into. The writers have managed the difficult task of producing a game which relics on strategy but doesn't get bogged down in the technical details of commanding a conflict.
The opposition provides a good range of skill levels, and the varied missions ensure lasting interest. Unfortunately, it's very slow to play on a floppy based machine, but with the addition of a hard disk, it can be intriguing - and above all. Great fun.
Richard Baguley 'Zi Ancient Art of War £34.99
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Machine_ am_ em Enter membership number (i! Applicable) or NEYLMEMBERSHIP FEE (ANNUAL UK7.W) IT'S MID-1940. The RAF have foiled Hiller's attempts to invade England, and the German leader looks lo Russia as his ncxl target. England's shores must still he defended - and that's where you can come in and write yourself on lo ihe pages of history .
Reach for the Skies offers you the choice lo play as an RAF pilot, one of the 'thin blue line' protecting England from the ravages of the Luftwaffe bombers, or as a pilol in the German Luftwaffe, whose aim is to crush the RAF and pave the way for invasion.
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Reach for the Skies Don’t know much about... The game gives a great degree of historical background. A separate manual provides dclails on ihe history of ihe conflict, and the Iwo air forces involved. The instruction and High! Manual give you Ihe background on flying ihe planes, and although Ihis is heavily biased towards ihe PC version of Ihe game, a separate technical supplement guides you through Ihe Amiga version. The manuals arc well written, and contain plenty of screen shots making il easy for you to Find your way through Ihe game.
JULY 1993 Starting the game presents you with a choice of three roles. You can either practice flying (where the enemy planes can't damage you), play as a pilot (where you are assigned a specific mission), or as a controller, where you aa- given the various incoming threats, and have lo decide what response to take. If you take the third option, you arc put in the position of one of the pilots once you have decided what your responses arc to be.
The cockpit graphics arc simple but well- drawn and informative. There are none of the complex shading and lighting routines of other flight simulators, but this results in extremely good gamcplay. Even on a I Mb A500. The graphics are smooth and the plane responsive.
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REACH FOR THE SKIES is available from Virgin Games 081 960 2255 The sound is a little disappointing. The engine noise is rather weak, and doesn't change much in response to Ihe throttle. Even touches like digitised speech samples ('Spitfire attacking') don't liven it up much. Plus, when you're flying in a Junkers JU87 (the dive bomber which appears in every World War II film you'll ever sec), the diving noise comes in whenever you point the nose downwards. It doesn't fade in. Il just switches in immediately. There is music at the start and in the in-between mission sections. But ihis is
not overly inspiring.
Choosing the controller role adds another element to the game. As well as flying missions, you have to detcmiine how many planes are sent to combat each of the groups of bombers, and which types of planes are sent. It works on a day by day basis, so if any planes are damaged, they may out of service for a few days. New planes arc constantly being built, bul these aren't available straight away.
The intro screen for the Blitz section of the game sets the scene: the Germans are planning an all-out attack on major civilian centres.
In the German controller role, you are given a list of possible targets, and you decide how many and which tyfic of planes to send against each. You can also set factors like the height of the planes, and any manoeuvres on the way designed to confuse the enemy.
The plane is very responsive, and can be controlled either from the keyboard or joystick (analogue or digital). For the long periods on the way to or from a dogfight, there's an autopilot which will guide the plane in the right direction. It's also possible to switch between the various planes in flight, and the ones you're not flying will automatically engage Ihe autopilot, which can control the plane during a dogfight. A map keeps irack of the positions of the various planes during flight, and this is constantly ufidated.
View from the bridge All the usual cockpit and external views are present, including a 'combat view', which comes in handy during dogfights. This external view keeps both your plane and the bandit you're attacking in view. It's a little disorientating at first, but you soon grow accustomed to ihe procedure.
The planes have been accurately modelled in terms of behaviour, meaning that the Spitfire and Hurricanes are extremely manoeuvrable. While the German Heinkcl BFI10 and Junkers JU87 arc hopelessly oulclasscd. Leading lo frequent losses of Ihe latter. Given that the planes available are allocated by the powers lhat be. You have lo make the bcsl of what you've gol. The JU87 is Ihe only German plane where you actually control the bombing, as il involves dive bombing. This is done automatically with other aircraft, and the main ihrust of the game is using your fighters lo defend these
bombers from the British allacks while gelling them close lo their largets.
The Baltle of Britain is divided into four stages: you can jump into any of these on either side, or run through them all in sequential order, if you live that long. If your pilot is shot down and doesn't survive, you can either continue from the next day with a new pilot, or go back to the beginning of the conflict.
Mission control You can control various options such as the armament and difficulty level during play from menus stored under the |FIO) key. You can also alter the level of graphic detail used while playing, although it's very smooth, even on a I Mb A500 at maximum detail. It's also possible to record your combats on video tape (during the Second World War?), which you can save to disk to watch later. This records all of the information on the positions of the planes, meaning that you can watch the battle from the enemy's viewpoint.
Reach for the Skies is much more playable on a low-end Amiga than close contemporaries such as Their Finest Hour. Il also concentrates more on the strategic side, and offers more control over the view that you take of your plane. Reach for the Skies seems to have the edge in speed and lasting playability.
This is an excellent flight simulator, and the option of playing the controller adds an extra lasting appeal to the game. Instead of throwing all of your planes at the threat, you're forced to consider the long term implications. As the enemy will keep coming back.
Richard Baguley O Reach For The Sky £30.99
• Sound is weak, even with voice samples. The engine noise just
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• Runs smoothly, even on a Vanilla A500 monitor with only l.Mh of
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• The 31) plane models are rather simple, but they behave like
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• Knemy pilots are good opponents.
• Don't mention the war!
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likes to play with knives. Cody's not a happy chappie though,
because his girlfriend Jessica has been kidnapped by the Mad
Gear gang (allegedly).
And meet Haggar. Not content with being a Virgo.
Haggar is also Jessica s | ||( awake at night and wonder what I’d do should a lather and mayor of Metro similar situation arise. Guess I'd waggle my joystick.
City. A former street fighter and wrestler. Haggar is not to be messed w ith on underground trains. Oh. And watch your car when hc‘s around. He likes to trash Sierras.
Together, they're out for a serious barney with the Mad Gear gang with six levels of violent mayhem to boot. There's fun to be had in back-allcys. Warehouses and on underground trains using pipes, knives and even fists and feel. Guy has a kick similar to Purdey of The New Avengers fame.
Standard bcat-cm-up fayre really - large sprites which skate around and lots of joystick waggling.
More a slap on the thigh than a knife in the kidneys.
JULY 1993 International Soccer Challenge Kixx ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF]8 55% If Harrogate Railway FC were to have their own licensed football game then this would be ideal. The game seems to be played on a giant scoreboard at a rather pedestrian pace. You can play in the World Cup or Superleague or just practice your passing or goalkeeping.
The pitch level view doesn't work very well (it doesn't work at all) and there's a nasty, distracting scanner at the side of the 'scoreboard'. More often than not. You're left searching for the player you control.
The graphics are poor and the sound desperate. Definite relegation fodder.
Whoahl You really have lo kill all those cuddly things? Even the little bunnies? Well yes. You do. Tam and Rit's Mom has been kidnapped by a nasty eagle (allegedly) and taken to a tower. No more parties and sticky cakes - it's time lor action. 40 levels of it to be precise.
Our hero fairies. Tam and Rit have to dash around the screen killing various monsters and collecting flowers for points. Bunnies. Bushies. Nessics. Spuds.
Starfish - you name 'em. They've all got to be finished off.
This is as cute a platformer as they come. The graphics are incredibly cheerful and the monsters have a wonderful way of wobbling around the screen. If you're a platform genius, you might find the levels a bit loo short but with 40 to go at. It'll take some time.
85% Me) IfcLW' Ah, so this is a martial arts game then. The only sports where you gel the chance to wear pyjamas or dress like a bare-footed Darth Vader. The manual talks of 'spiritual advancement', so how come the people that did them at school were all nutters.
Budokan - The Martial Spirit The Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 ¦ Not previously reviewed BUDGET REVIEWS (Tp So what is Budokan? Well, interestingly enough it was a building constructed for the Tokyo Olympics in I964 to showcase traditional Japanese martial arts.
Budokun offers you the chance to leant and develop skills in four disciplines: Karate. Kendo (using a sword). Nunchaku (two sticks joined by a chain) and Bo (a six foot oak staff). You can practice moves on your own or spar with an instructor, who will give you every chance to improve and give you advice on how to.
The game does have a patient, relaxed feel to it and you will need to develop your skills before you can go to the Budokan and attempt lo beat-up people at the World Championships. There's a Stamina Bar which indicates your strength and endurance and a Kt Bar which shows your 'lifeforce'. Once your stamina or ki have gone, you've lost the bout.
This is certainly not what you would call a traditional beat-em-up. There's plenty to get involved in. And you can mix the disciplines - for example Karate vs Kendo.
JULY 1993 The graphics arc growl and the gameplay will |,| .
Keep you going for quite a while and I haven't even li-.l'ISBr • 1 I used the word 'grasshopper'. Damn.
The Brides of Dracula Zeppelin ¦ £7.99 Reviewed AF3A 73% Dracula is on the pull.
Not for just one young lady. Oh no. He's after 13 of them and as luck would have it. There are more scantily-clad chicks wandering around the local village than there are in Benidorm in August.
However, not surprisingly the villagers are not too keen on the boy Dracula bagging all their tottie so they've hired vampire hunter Van Helsing to try and thwart him.
Van Helsing has to try and find 13 objects that freak Dracula out (including keys and a slice of toast) before he can finish him off while Drac attempts to collect the babes. The screen is split so two players can take on the various roles and there are five sections to move around.
There's not a great deal to shout up and down about here and the toing and froing between the different sections becomes a pain after a while. Average graphics and sound effects - the idea is better than the reality.
F-19 Stealth Fighter Kixx XL ¦ £16.99 Reviewed AF16 91% Let's get one thing straight from the start. You're certainly not going to clamber into the cockpit and gel this crate in the air straightaway. No sir. First you must digest a manual the size of a small mammal.
The F-19 is a very stealthy aeroplane. You are a new pilot gunning for both glory and promotion through the ranks. There are two planes on offer and masses of missions to plough through with four real world regions to stealthily fly around.
It's important to make best use of of the F-I9's 'invisibility' because it's not an easy-to-manoeuvrc dogfighter. Fortunately, in many instances it's virtually impossible for the enemy to pick you up on radar. The way-point direction system works well and it's quite easy to find a target to destroy.
You need lo develop strategic tactics and skills to make it to the top and the manual is handy lo refer to for hints and lips. F-19 Sreahh Fighter is a definitive sim. Though some may find the graphics a little dated.
M1 Tank Platoon Kixx XL ¦ £14.99 Reviewed AF16 71 % XT The length of the manual to this game far exceeds the page count of a Thomas Hardy novel. It's a housebrick.
I looked towards the back thinking that it must have been in about 12 different languages but no, it was all in English.
You control four M1 Abrams Tanks with four soldiers each. You have to command them through a series of battles, training them at the same time. If you prefer, you can train before going for all out war.
Graphically it's nothing special and it's certainly not packed to the gills with action. But then it's a simulator and as such, has a long term appeal when you understand the mechanics of the thing. There's lots of tactical thinking and if you're a sim fan there's plenty to get your teeth into, but don't expect to boot it up and trundle off into the sunset.
Starblade WWF Wrestlemania The Hit Squad £9.99 Daze Marketing ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF 5 67% Julius Gordon has been dealt a terrible blow - the Bureau of Investigation have assassinated him. Do you care? Well, apparently you do because he was your leader.
Anyway, after swearing allegiance, you swear again, this time to destroy Genolyn, the priestess of chaos. As luck would have it, you're the proud owner of a K registration Starblade fighter which you use to get around galaxies in.
I Having escaped Earth after his daring sub-post office raid. Gerald breathed a long, satisfying sigh of relief.
On board the fighter, you can wander between rooms checking that things are good and ready before you fly off to blow away some aliens.
There's a bit of trading involved, to buy weapons, food and oxygen but unfortunately it's not much fun doing it.
With plenty of planets to fly to, Starblade is quite challenging, but for me, there's too much tactical thinking and the arcade sequences have a rather clumsy feel to them.
Rick Dangerous 2 Kixx £9.99 Reviewed -4F16 92% This kind of game reminds me of ihe Saturday morning serials I used lo walch al my local cinema when I was a nipper. Oh, and Dangermouse as well. A sort of cross between Ihe two, if you will. Oh. Alright, if Ihe truth be known. I only went a couple of times because my little sister preferred to watch Posh Paws on Swap Shop.
Anyway, our part-time stamp collecting Super Hero is back to battle with the Fat Man (personally. I think he should have been called Fat Bloke). There's more than just Fat Bloke to deal with - robots and aliens are also knocking around.
Armed with detonators, a raygun. An anti-gravity bike (wouldn’t you just die for one?) And a storming right hook. Rick is well equipped to deal with Fat Bloke.
But Fat Bloke has a few flying saucers up his sleeve and he's using them to drop bombs on Hyde Park. Swine.
Rick has lo tackle four sections before confronting Fat Bloke on planet Barf and you will have fun getting there. On the way there's the ice caverns, forests and the mud mines to wade through. It's incredibly playable with good sound and graphics and a great buy for 10 sovs.
Reviewed AF32 72% Physical combat. One against one. It's been around since we wore furry thongs. And now it's your chance to join in the fun.
Course, we've all had a ruck in the playground before, but it was never like this.
Long hair, lycra, false tans and foundation powder - it's all here.
You get to compete as one of the following; Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior or British Bulldog. If you're one of the poor saps that watches wrestling on satellite TV. Then you'll be familiar with these 'characters'. The graphics are average, as is the gameplay, which involves kicks, thumps and when you're grappling, a silly amount of joystick waggling.
Each bout lasts a maximum of five minutes but you'll have had enough by then. You can win it sooner by pinning your opponent on the canvas for three seconds. Ultimately, it's unfulfilling and there's not much depth.
What would Big Daddy. Giant Haystacks and that one that used to wear the black mask make of it all? And you wouldn't catch Kent Walton any near this lot Hrrumphh.
688 Attack Sub Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed -4F10 86% JULY 1993 Phew. A 10 mission submarine sim. There's a lot to go at here. You sail the seas in a nuclear sub looking for things to sink, avoiding of course, protected whales and dolphins. A silent, lethal game of hide and seek, you are a predator. You must be able to kill without feeling, women and children and even enemy convoys.
There's lots of the usual strategy and mouse clicking involved along with the obligatory manual to digest. Mainly for one player, it is possible to link up for a head-to-head with a friend via modem. The game is controlled from a main screen depicting the inside of your sub and you click on various icons to move around the different areas of the vessel.
Trouble is. The whole business is a bit fiddly and the need to constantly refer to the manual is rather at the expense of gameplay. However, if you spend time and persevere then 688 Attack Sub can get quite exciting. If you like slow games with plenty of detail and a gradual build up of tension, then this may be for you.
Boston Bomb Club Daze Marketing ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF28 74% Shadow Dancer Kixx £9.99 A game involving bombs al a club in Boston apparently. Not Cheers of course. Ihat's a bar with bums. Apart from Norm - he's a righteous dude. Anyway, your task is to transfer a number of bombs from point of origin to a bucket of w ater across a Heath Robinson-type contraption created by the club's mad scientists.
The bomb moves along automatically and you must click on various traps and wheels to try and give it a clear run. It's easy to predict where the bomb is actually going to go - getting il there is the problem. Also, the bombs are. As you would expect alight, so if you're too slow - they explode. The scientists also try and sabotage your attempts by reading a newspaper over the table, blocking your view, and jazz musicians pop out of nowhere blowing trumpets. They also click switches that you have just re-aligned which is very mischievous.
There are 30 levels to get through and if you're good at puzzles you'll blast through them. Unfortunately. I’m not and I started to swear loudly at the screen after a couple of games.
JULY 1993 A polished puzzler with good, innovative graphic humour to keep you amused.
Superski 2 Daze Marketing ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF35 70% Turning up a lot at the moment most recently on the Action Sport compilation (AM6). Superski 2 is with us once again.
You get the chance to go on the piste and participate in a variety of events involving skis and snow. These include downhill, slalom and giant slalom, as well as Hans, legs akimbo, showed the spellbound throng the jumping, bobsleigh process of making life difficult after lights out. And the 'hot-dog' (fancy tricks).
The events are all timed against the dock, so you'll (probably) want to try and better your times. The three downhill events are fun. Avoiding the trees and dodging the flags but the other events require a great deal more application and the bobsleigh is frankly ridiculous. Graphically. Superski 2 isn't bad and some of the crashes will make your eyes water.
To quote the manual. “Your fluo outfit streamlined and cold-proof is a must". Erm. Quite. Rather. I think that patience is a must with this, as everything seems to take so long to load, particularly • between goes.
Reviewed A sort of oriental 'One Man and His Dog’ this.
Apparently Joe Mushashi is a Master Ninja and he's got to fight his way around a town centre, gathering time bombs planted by evil terrorists.
Joe's got these special Ninja Stars which are really useful for killing people and his dog's not shy when it comes to getting involved in 'situations' which is a good thing because there’s plenty of folk after them.
Other than that there's not a great deal else to be said. An average beat-em-up which will keep you interested for a couple of hours a year should suffice.
S*1 53% Pirates Kixx XL ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed AF9 74% If you're one of those people that like to sail the Seven Seas, plundering vast treasures. Then this may he right up your street. Pirates is a simulation of 17th Century life on the Spanish Main, and you must sail the Caribbean looking for pieces of eight. You get to choose the difficulty level and also your special abilities. These include fencing, navigation, gunnery, wit and charm and medicine.
It's easy to get into and it won't before long for you're entering a duel with an enemy captain. Trouble is. The duels arc too easy to win. There arc a few sub-quests to get involved in and you can also collect bits of a map to enable you to embark on a treasure hunt. Fortunately, there's no sign of Anneka Rice.
Pirates doesn't have a great deal of depth but it is good fun all the same.
However.il gets rather repetitive and you’ll soon find yourself attempting the swashbuckling missions, But then perhaps I'm just not cut out for a life i I on the ocean wave.
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phase, it will replenish all of your run-down units. Be sure to have one of your infantry units close so that you can take back your building while the enemy is replenishing. Your units be refreshed, and the opposition's attacking unit will have defected to your side.
Andy Lawrence When you are outnumbered, and energy is short, place as many of your run-down units as you can afford to spare into the nearest depot or factory.
Now allow one of your enemy's infantry or cavalry units to get through your lines. They will head straight for your building and take it. During their EXTRA COINS: Lots of hidden gold coins can be located by jumping into certain objects such as pictures, rings, lamps and shields.
LUCOZADE: Always drink this even if your energy level is full, because it will give you extra time.
FALSE FLOORS: These are strategically positioned so that Superfrog will fall back to near the beginning of the current level. They are usually located below lonely bonus items (not fruit), so avoid temptation!
FRUIT MACHINE: The HI LO feature tends to be rather random. If you have a high score go for the 2x score feature because an extra life is awarded for every 200,000 points scored. Avoid gambling - you hardly ever win.
SLIPPERY SECTIONS: Icy parts will often lead to dangerous areas such as spikes, so It's not a good idea to go along them at high speed. Jumping will slow you down considerably.
SptKES BLOCKS: Moving spikes and blocks causes the loss of an energy bar.
Stationary spikes result in the loss of an entire life, so be careful. They hurt DEFEATING THE WITCH: Stand on the middle platform, and hit the witch with Spud half-a-dozen times. Move to the left of the screen, then to the middle after she has swooped down, and repeat the process.
Jenny Pickard Huntingdon SUPERFROG LEVEL CODES: LEVEL 1 2 3 4 WORLO 1 234644 447464 747822 2 392822 446364 984448 477444 3 343522 882311 992334 091332 4 467464 818234 182394 298383 S 452234 984841 383772 093152 e 387211 981122 012632 398112 Project F 837122 Reviewed AF47, 85% Team 17 0924 201846 Tips and level codes for Team 17's smooth operator.
TIPS: HIDDEN ROOMS: These can be found behind false walls, which are moved by running into them. Often they are located above ground, and will only disappear if Superfrog is going upwards.
Wings make the location of these walls easier.
Abandoned Places 2 Reviewed AF45. 87% ICE 0453 756993 If you're stuck in this excellent RPG from ICE, then turn to the page and you will find the first part of our hints, tips and maps from the programmmers.
Game Busters Andy Nuttall, he's a star, he's a wow and he's also got tips, hints, maps and Psygnosis games to give away! Help him unladen his load by reading on... BODY BLOWS - Reviewed AF46, 87% If you've bought Body Blows recently, you may have noticed the cheat mode we published last issue doesn't work with your copy of the game. This is because Team 17 re-issued the game with added features and speed about a month ago. And changed the cheat in the process.
To access the cheat menu now, simply hold joystick one down for five seconds, and the secret menu will appear. If you have the older version of the game and you wish to have it updated, send DISK 1 ONLY back to Team 17 and the following address: Marwood House, Garden Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1DX. Including £2.50 to cover postage and packing.
Ah. Some of you may have noticed that last month's tip for our excellent Coverdisk demo Charlie Chimp didn't actually tell you how to use the cheat mode. Sorry, folks - here's the full cheat On the title screen, press the left mouse button, and the message 'Cheat Mode Active' will be displayed. Now start the game, and press the following keys while playing... WIN A GAME FROM PSYGNOSIS!
Those kindly people at Psygnosis - you know, the ones who made Lemmings and Shadow of the Beast - are now sponsoring GameBusters. This means that if you send in a tip you have the chance of winning any game from the huge range that Psygnosis produce! If you don't want a game, you can choose an AF mail order voucher instead - so send in those tips, maps and cheats, and state which prize you would like.
Also, if you've sent off for the full game, you can type E Collect all EXTRA letters EFFECT Golf club Extra life Sets time to 24 Collect all BONUS letters CHARLIE CHIMP COVERDISK GAME TIPS 0 Abandoned Places 2 If it's Monday morning and you've been stuck in a pit all weekend in AP2 from ICE, here are some maps and hints to get you outta there.
THROUGHOUT THE TIPS a coordinate system has been used to show where objects arc w ithin a dungeon. The coordinates start (0.0) at the top left of each map.
You will begin each dungeon at the point X on the maps.
Collect the objects marked on the dungeons, because they will help you in your quest. There arc many more items throughout the game which are not shown on the maps, but might be extremely useful to your party.
DUNGEON O In this dungeon (there's a map in your AP2 manual) make your way to S2 at (29.25) which will open SA2 at (26.26). Gel the key at (30.27), then go to the stairs at
(26. 30) which will get to (16.10). Place some items that you
don't need on the switch at (22.9) to open SA3 at (26,10).
Go through the wall lo 2 at (30.18), using your key to open
the way to the next dungeon.
DWARVIN MINES 1 DWARVEN MINES 3 DWARVEN MINES 3 Make your way to SI at (9.9) (o open the adjacent wall. Find the large gold key and Ihe small gold key marked as K on the map. They arc carried by monsters. So they move. Press switch S2 (9,2) to open the door at (6.2). To get the key at (3.11) negotiate the series of switches. Step on the switch at (2.7) to remove the pillar at location (1.10). Go back lo where you started. Open the doors at (6.14) and (7.14). Collect the elixir from Ihe chest at (2.13). Go to Tl at (8.9) first, and use a Levitate spell. Travel anti-clockwise around the room,
and press switch SI (1.16) which removes the object at SAI (23.8). c •o nO gj Use switch S2 (7.11) which removes a wall to allow you into the chest room. Go to T2, which will teleport you to TD2 (17.6). Make your way lo the stairs to gel to dwarvcn mines 2.
First go lo the large room at the southeast of the dungeon. Beware, because there are many switches in this room which can throw you off track. Find SI
(14. 19).which will open SAI (20.28). Travel to (2.19) and get
the key from the monster. Then make your way back to (6.16)
and open (he door. This opens your way to the stairs to
dwarven mines 3.
There arc many keys throughout the dungeon marked as K on the map.
Collect these keys as you sec them to open the locked doors.
This dungeon has two exits at (5.5) and (15.28). You can use either exit to reach dwarven mines 4.
Collect two keys, and four long swords (L on the map). Fall down the pit at (6.12); this lakes you to (12.28), where you find a key and a sword. Go up the pit by using the levitate spell. The second key is in the room to the north east. Open the door at (27.30) w ith the bronze key to get into the square toom. Place a sword at (21.24), (22.24).
(23. 24). (23.23). Your way is open to da- west, where you can
use the ivory key to open the door and go to dw arven mines
5.
Use SI (20.30) which will open the wall at (16.29). Use S2 (25.29) which will open the door allowing you to get at the key at (23.30). The key will open the door at (19,20) allowing you to use the pit to get to dwarven mines 6.
Find the key at (130). Use SI (9.30) to remove the pillar and go to Tl (7.26). This takes you to the lire room (22.17). Leave here and find the key (26.16) being canicd by a monster. Use it to open the chest (22.10) where you find a magic stone. Go to (17.10). and make your way in (anti-clockwise) to
(17. 12). This opens a wall at (12.10) so you can get to the two
door, at (10.22). Open the first door with the ivory key.
And the second with the stone. Go to dwarven mines 7.
Head west from the start. Gel the Medium Silver key at (6,14). It is carried by a monster behind the pillar which can be removed using the switches in the rooms to the west of the map. Press SI
(23. 30) lo open the wall at (29.30). Press S2 (19.5), which
opens the wall at
(18. 15). Press S3 to ge( to S4. Open the door at (2.30). then
use the Medium Silver key to open the door at (1.30). Go to
dw arven mines 8 (next month).
The Chaos Engine The Bitmap Bros give good games, but they also give good tips.
Here's more maps and hinty bits to help you to the end of this blaster... Renegade ¦ 071-481 9214 Reviewed AF45 - FG90% ¦ Select Silver Keys 2 to create a bridge across the chasm. Cross the bridge as soon as you can - it gives access lo the secret area al point 2. If it disappears, collect Silver Keys I to create a permanent bridge across the centre of the chasm.
¦ Every StoncWatcher that you shoot on the wall at point 3 earns you a coin. Shoot the statue at point 4 and you'll get lots of treasure - but you'll need to kill off a few spiders first.
¦ Shoot the statue at point 5 to get out of the area.
The routes from both areas converge in the room by point 6. Collect the Players Saved token at the top of the stairs to remove the wall at point 6. Clear your path at point 7 by shooting the node in the room to the east, and you'll get through to the maze of pits at the end section of the level.
¦ To gel ihc centre, solve the puzzle in the eastern area. Collect Gold Keys I followed by Gold Keys 2.
The latter set must be approached from the southern walkway. Possession of both sets of keys enables you to reach point 8.
¦ Pick up Ihe treasure on the small island and you'll be teleported to point 9 in the centre of the pits. If you wish to go a different route through the pits you may collect either Gold Keys 3 or Gold Keys 4. Each set of keys leads to a different route.
WORLD 3 LEVEL 2 - CONFUSION ¦ Choose one of Ihe four corridors as you enter. If you lake corridors 2 and 4 Silver Keys I w ill appear when you get back to the start point. As you collect these a small section of the floor will rise up. Step on to this section to be teleported on to the main route into the level.
¦ In Ihc next room, the statue al point 5 will be flashing. If you walk into the wall behind the statue you will be teleported back to the start point once more. The wall next to the position of Silver Keys I will have opened and you will be able to access the secret area leading to exit B. ¦ II you collect both Gold Keys I and 2 here, there's a clue for the puzzle Boor within the next room.
Follow ihe sequence of shapes on the floor: circle, square, plain. If you gel it w rong you will be tcleported back to the start of the floor, and the more mistakes you make, the less treasure you'll find at the end.
¦ After you have shot the node in the next room, three sets of steps will appear, each of which leads to a different set of silver keys. Silver keys 4 will give you the most treasure.
¦ If you do not get into this area you must follow the main route through the level from the start point towards exit A. If you pass via the western room lo the north of the start corridors, only the node in that room exists and only Silver Keys 6 arc in the room to the north. If you enter the eastern room only the node in that room exists and only Silver Keys 5 are available.
¦ Silver Keys 5 will open Ihe door to the cast. Silver Keys 6 open the door to the west. Go west and you must collect Silver Keys 7 to open the exit from that section.
¦ The island lo the south of point 7 has treasure on it. Tread carefully, following the lines on the floor; shoot the statue al point 6 and then collect Silver Keys 8.
¦ Once across the island, collect Gold Keys 3 to open the door at point 8. Once you have collected the telephone al point 9 you'll be trapped in the room.
Shoot the Lobber that has appeared across the chasm to open the door to the north and this will allow you to proceed towards exit A. WORLD 3 LEVEL 3 - REVERSE ¦ If you begin at Start A. you play the western side of the map. Shoot ihe plinths surrounding Silver Keys I to get lo them. Start with the south-western one and continue clockw ise until all four have been destroyed.
You can then collect the keys, which open the door from this room.
¦ When you activate the node at ihc bottom of this section, collect Silver Keys 2 to create the steps immediately to their west. Both Silver Keys 3 and Silver Keys 5 create Silver Keys 4. Which complete the western set of steps and allow you lo get further into the level. If you collect Silver Keys 5 you will be tele- ported lo the same place on the opposite side of the map. If this happens, continue to adventure up the middle channel of the section until you reach point 2. Here you w ill be teleported back to your original position in ihc western half. Silver Keys 6 open Ihc door to the
room containing Silver Keys 7: Silver Keys 7 open the door to the room containing Silver Keys 8. And Silver Keys 8 open the door at the end of the corridor which allows you to get to the exit.
¦ If you begin at Start B. you play the eastern side of ihe map. When you collect Silver Keys I you will be trapped inside an invisible force field. Shoot the Missing Link which has begun to patrol around the outside of the plinths to get free.
JULY 1993 ¦ When you collect Silver Keys 2 at the bottom of this section, the node marked on the map at this point will appear. This creates the steps immediately lo the west. When you collect Silver Keys 4. Both Silver Keys 3 and Silver Keys 5 appear. Collect Silver Keys 5 first and you will be able to collect the other sets of keys too. When you set off dow n the set of steps which have appeared you will be teleported to the same place on ihe opposite side of the map.
¦ From here you can throw a special weapon on to ihe node that it is on floor level just to the south and east of you. You can now activate all of the nodes on the level and open exit B. After this you must continue lo adventure up the middle channel until you reach point 2 where you will be teleported back to your original position in the eastern half.
¦ Silver Keys 6 open the door to the room containing Silver Keys 7 on the opposite side of the corridor.
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pair of Silver Keys 6 and the left hand of Silver Keys 7. This exil will only be open if you have activated all of ihe nodes within ihe level.
WORLD 3 LEVEL 4 - WAY OUT ¦ If you begin al start B you musl first collect Silver Keys 2. Then Silver Keys 3. An exil will appear which teleports you lo start A. ¦ Shool the statue al point I and Ihe steps which lead up lo Gold Keys I will appear.
¦ Gold Keys I open the door lo ihe small room al point 4 where treasure is to be found. If you walk over the mound at point 2 it will dissolve and the set of steps at point 5 will appear, allowing you into the area beneath to collect the treasure.
JULY 1993 ¦ The telephone at point 3 causes the steps to the north of it to switch round, opening up the way forward into the rest of the level. The steps at point 5 will only be there if you have dissolved the mound at point
2. You must collect Silver Keys I to gel out of this bonus
section. If the steps at point 5 are not there, the set to
their east will be. So you'll have lo go down those. The door
into the small room which contains Gold Keys 2 can be shot.
Collect these to create the steps up to the ledge at point 6.
¦ The small rooms to the north of point 7 contain monsters. The doors will open and you can shoot the monsters; if you can then get into the room and collect the keys, the door to the room directly to the south will open allowing you to pick up the treasure il contains.
The Silver Keys in these rooms keep the doors open so that you cannot gel trapped.
¦ The alcove at point 8 has a misplaced shadow. II you walk into the wall at this point you will be tele- ported into the secret area in the south-eastern comer of ihe map. From here you must adventure through to point 9; stepping into the circle marked on the floor will teleport you back to point 8.
¦ 'Die central pillar below this point does not have a SloneWatcher on it. Shoot this pillar on the top to reveal Gold Keys 3. These open the door to the small room at point 11 )0. Which contains some treasure.
WORLD 4 LEVEL 1 - SEWERS ¦ The Revolving Domes are invincible so it's best just to avoid them. Collecting Gold Keys 1 and Gold Keys 2 will reduce the number of Domes in the room.
¦ Shoot the lever at point I and you can get up to the room on the ledge above which contains Gold Keys 3.
When you collect them the narrow corridor will be blocked and you can cross lo the room marked as point
2. Walk into the open manhole and you'll be teleported to point
3.
¦ As you approach the sewer pipes at point 4. Monsters begin to generate in the eastern most of the two pits to the south of the corridor and start moving into the room below. Water flows from the pipe outlet, filling the pit to the west. To progress, you must shoot at the cracked pipe at point 4. Which will blow up and allow water to flow into the eastern pit. This will simultaneously drain the water from the west pit allow ing you to carry on into the level and fill the east pit.
Drowning the monster generator. The sooner you do this, the less monsters you will have to fight when you enter the room to the south.
¦ If you follow the corridor to the north, at point I, you must activate both nodes at the top of the map and then carry on down the corridor at point 5. Which is full of Revolving Domes. These arc also invincible but you can push them down the corridor by firing at them and if you can get to point 5 you will be able to collect a shield token to progress.
¦ In the next room, your path is blocked by a force field at point 6, Destroy il by shooting the node in the north-eastern comer of the room. The route to the exit is blocked by a waler-filled pil at point 8. You must shoot the wheel at point 7 so that it turns twice, cutting the water supply and draining the pil.
WORLD 4 LEVEL 2 - PUMP ROOM ¦ If you begin at Start B. collect Silver Keys I to exit from the first room. You then adventure along the corridor to find an extra life at the eastern end. This route then rejoins the main one at point 8.
¦ If you begin at Start A. you must shoot the first node you come across, on the small island outside the start room. When this node is activated, Gold Keys I will appear. Collect these to remove the manhole cover at point I. revealing the shaft below. If you step on to this opening you will be leleported into the secret are a to ihe north; leave it by walking into the large pipe at point 2.
¦ Shoot the lever at point 3 to progress. If you do so while it is horizontal, the western pipe will close, stopping the water How and draining the pit at point 4. The lever will flip up after a while; shooting it then will close off the eastern pipe, allowing the water to drain oul of the pit at point 5.
¦ Cross the pit al point 4 to gel into the short cut area next to Start B. The pit at point 5 gives access to the main route onwards into the level.
At point 7. The way forward is blocked; front left to right, shoot and destroy all of the pipe outlets w hich feed the pool at point 6 lo drain the water and allow you lo continue.
¦ The western ramp out of point 7 leads to a large room which contains some treasure. Collect Silver Keys 2 to exit this room and rejoin the main route.
In the room at point 9 there are three switches on the wall. Shoot the middle one first, then the left-hand one and then the right. This gives you entry to the final pump-room.
¦ You must activate the two nodes on the ledge above the switches before you can open the final exit.
The node marked al point (I)() on the map. Is only present if you began the level at Start B. You must collect Silver Keys 3 to open the door at point (I )0 and also allow you to get to the exit.
WORLD 4 LEVEL 3 - THE HALL OF MACHINES ¦ This is a long corridor leading lo a single exit at the north. Activated nodes and barriers block your way. There barriers will kill any character who walks into them. You must enter each room, before each barrier and solve the puzzle in that room to shut down the next set of nodes and open their barrier.
¦ Room I contains a circle of small pits. Collect the Gold Keys in the centre and some small rocks appear in the pits around you. As soon as you destroy one the puzzle is solved.
¦ Note the light on the north wall of the room has stopped flashing and a number I has appeared. This a clue for later. If you shoot this digit, it changes into a
4. Which is another clue to a later puzzle in room 3.
¦ Room 2 contains a spinning wheel. Shoot the wheel to stop it spinning. If you manage lo slop it at exactly the point when the contacts are touching. Ihe wall to the east of the wheel will crack, revealing a shortcut to room 4.
¦ Room 3 contains a number of monster generators which produce Half-tracks. Destroy all these and blow up the generators before you can activate the puzzle. A set of numbers will appear on the north wall. It is here that you use the clues you obtained in room I. ¦ Shoot I to deactivate the nodes and open the barrier. If you have been given the extra clue in room I you may now shoot 4 to open a shortcut into room 5.
Room 4 has a number of small dials. Next to the one active dial is a small button which you must fire at to move the needle within the dial. Turn one complete revolution; it cracks and the puzzle will be solved.
¦ Room 5 contains three animating pistons protected by vicious Half-tracks. As you kill off these guardians, the pistons stop animating, solving the puzzle.
¦ The final section provides you with an overview of what to do in the next level. You must first activate all the nodes in the four small rooms that surround the Generator at point 6.
¦ When ihe node counter drops to 0 you are informed that the exit is open but Ihe door is still shut.
A power cable joins the Generator to this door; shoot the base of the Generator, the cable will dissolve and the door will open.
WORLD 4 LEVEL 4 - TIME FOR CHAOS ¦ The Chaos Engine is in the centre of the level and is protected by a force field, generated by four activated nodes. Before you can attack the Engine you must disable this force field.
¦ There are no normal nodes; instead there are four electrical Generators which arc marked as nodes on the map. Shooting them in the base cuts the power supply to the level and shuts down the force field.
¦ The control room al point I monitors your progress. When you shut down a Generator, its set of pistons will cease lo move, its dial will be destroyed and ihe force field surrounding the Engine will thus be weakened.
¦ You gel a Players Saved token for every one that you shut dow n. When you have succeeded in destroying all four generators, a pulsing ring will appear al point 2. Step into it to be teleported to the final conflict with the Chaos Engine.
¦ The Engine has two stages. It has a protective shell around it which you must damage. It cannot use the full force of its weaponry yet. But once its innards arc exposed it will do everything it possibly can to protect itself.
¦ All you have to do is destroy it to win the game and rid the land of Chaos. 1 An AF pin badge is on its way to Ross Fulllerton for his crap map-drawing tip for Desert Strike1.
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The month's postbags have brought a bumper selection of tips, but not all of them are much use. Some even caused hilarity in the Amiga Format office, so we thought we'd share them with you in another set of Crap Tips... B Elvins replied to Peter Van Der Spoel's question in AF46 about making Sensible Soccer more difficult to play: "One way," he writes, "is to change every team's kit to the same colour (first and second kit). When you play, you don't know who to pass tol ¦If that isn't difficult enough, try playing with the mouse instead of a joystick...* Er, yes, thanks B Strangely, the first
tip is actually good for a laugh. Have an AF pin badge.
Moving from the Strangely to the stranger here's a letter from G Allen of Bolton. He writes: "If you're having trouble with Body Blows, hold joystick one to the left and joystick two to the right at the same time for 10 seconds. PS. Make sure both joysticks are connected to the computer." Hmmm. Started off well G, but lacked a little towards the end.
5 10 for effort.
101 JULY 1993 Tips for Superfrog from Shocker of Keighley looked good in warm up. But failed in qualifying: "While playing, press the right mouse button and Superfrog's body will vanish leaving just his eyes. He is now invincible for a short period of time." Er, no he isn't!
Top marks for enthusiasm go to Ross Fullerton of Bellshill. Who sent in a map depicting the positions of scud launchers in Desert Strike. As well as the map on drawing paper, he also provided us with a version of it on tracing paper, with the message: "This is to stick over your monitor." What a brilliant idea! A bit limited, though, doncha think?
1 can't get Speedball 2 to run on my A1200. I've tried using the Kick 1.3 utility, but that doesn't work either. Help!
W Snuggs Mansfield No, it won't work. There is hope for us Speedball 2 fans, though, because Eric Bitmap assures me that they are looking into getting the game up- and-rvnning on the A1200. When they do they will look into re-releasing it on their compilation The Bitmap Brothers volume 1. Cheers, Eric.
102 JULY 1993 . Iff I realise Star Wars is an old game, bul I'd like a cheat for infinite shields. If not. Are there any cheats at all?
James Martin Eyemouth There aren't really any cheats, hat there is this tip: if you fly down the trench without firing, you will gain a ‘Using the force' bonus. Hope this helps - if any rentiers have any cheats, send 'em in.
EEL MEET AGAIN___ I'm totally stuck on Indy Fate of Atlantis. I can't find anything to trade with Costa. Please can you tell me what it is and how to get il?
Richard West Thirsk Yep. Sure can. What you need is the eel statue which is buried in the ice in Iceland. To get it. Drop the bead of orichalcum into the eel's head (which is slicking out of the ice), and then go to Costa and let Sophia do the necessary talking.
I have jusi bought KGB. And I'm stuck on only my second mission. I need lo find oul who Hollywood is. And search his apartment. However, in liw Enthusiasm Progress Club where he is supposed lo be. I keep gelling beaten up by two ugly twins. Please help.
KICK YOUR A1 200 helping Hand Broken down? Tense? Pulling out what's left of your hair? You need the new improved Helping Hand formula, from Andy Nuttall laboratories.
J Hitchens Cambs The twins are pan of a dangerous gang. Once inside the club, don’t take the hidden dollars from the toilet.
Instead, wail for the punk lo leave the toilet, then slip in and lake the cocaine from the trashcan. Flush the cocaine down the toilet. Avoid talking about Hollywood or Huyer 2 to the people in the club. Talk to a character called Video, and buy his video cassette.
He will give you a tip. Saying: "Don't mess around with the Twins '. Gel the two punks to lure you outside.
Attack Lvonka. And lake his lockpick. Remembering to put his body in the nearby dustbin. Lovely.'
I* you're stuck in level five, don't take it out on everyone using your flame thrower. Ease the pressure... I'm stuck on level five of Sltadoworlds. There is a cubicle that I must get into in order to collect a key card, and progress further. Every time 1 try to get in I’m propelled back to a previous level. Is there a cheat, or can you help with my problem?
Andre Odogwu Pimlico There is a pit inside the doorway, which will take you down to the previous level. To gel around this, pick up a crate, a flare or a battery, and place it in your left hand. Now click on it. Then move the pointer over the pressure plate in the middle of the room. Left click, and the object will be thrown on to the pressure plate.
The key card will then come out of the cubicle. Thanks to Steve Sumner of Sheffield for the tip.
I am a 64-year-old adventurer lost in Castle Master.
Running about in damp castles is not good for my rheumatics, so could you help me? My problems are:
1) I've collected six keys, but I can't find any more.
2) Getting into the great hall on the first floor. I fall into
the hall from a crack in the balcony.
3) How do I get past the barriers in some of the passageways?
For example, in one there are four yellow buttons - which
order, if any. Opens the barrier? Also, there's a barrier
which is too low to crawl under.
Fred Maughan Middlesbrough have a cheat for the game, which will help you with your first problem. While playing the game, if you press Shift, L. and the right mouse button repeatedly, you will hear a sound. Some boxes will appear, which vou can shoot to obtain infinite lives, rock travel, all 10 keys, or you can leap to the end of the game.
As for your other queries. don't know. Does anyone out there?
Please could you help me with two excellent games, namely Turrican 2 and Switchblade 22 Any cheats would be gratefully accepted.
Jamie Whitmore Worcester On the title screen of Turrican 2. Press Help twice, then type in 142. Press Escape twice, and you will be invincible.
Type in LEVEL on the title screen of Switchblade
2. Then the number of the level you want to jump to: or type in
CHROME for a hidden game.
Hold down Fire from before you turn on your machine to when the game has started, for an infinite number of lives.
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PD DEMOS ARE an an form, and In Ihe same way that fractals were impossible to produce before computers came along, it’s the Amiga's amazing abilities with graphics and sound which make this panicular an form possible and very popular.
Getting the most from your AMOS COVERDISK It's time for Demo-lition as we look into the world of Public Domain demos.
We'll also be showing you how to create your very own demos using AMOS.
Everyone knows what a demo looks like, and you may have wondered what makes it possible for you lo make one in AMOS. Fortunately. AMOS is one of the easiest ways to move around graphics and play sound, so you're off to a head start before you even type a line of code. In this instalment we'll be looking into the components of a demo and finding out the basics of how to program one in AMOS.
Starter's orders The first task is to design the specification - that is.
Exactly what you want to include in the program. Next you have to design each segment of the code, and the final stage is to boll it all together and ensure that it works. We'll do steps one and two, but the final bit is up to you - after all. It is your demo.
Classic demo items are scroll texts, picture slideshows, moving bobs, music and VU meters, so we'll take a look at each of these in turn. By the end.
You should have all the makings of your maiden demo.
Scroll over Scrolling text has been one of the hallmarks of demo makers since the art began in the late '80s. This was exclusively the province of the assembly hackers until AMOS came along, and there are a variety of ways you can do it. Chief among these is the icon font. You create a font in Dpainl and grab each letter as an icon.
Next, you assign each letter of the alphabet to a number in ihe bank, and each letter in your scroll text is then put on the screen. You need to use two screens.
Paste the icon for each letter to the first screen and scroll the second screen (or at least the part of it you want to scroll). Then you use screen copy to copy the letters one by one from Ihe first screen to the second scrolling screen.
A range of ready-mixed fonts already exists in the Public Domain, such as Crazy Joe's disks I( 69 and
1663. Which have about 30 fonts per disk in IFF format ready for
use. This is really easy with the Shadow Software program
Ctexl. As you can create Colour Text fonts and use them w
ith the enhanced text command to place and scroll graphic
text on the screen.
You can produce many complex special effects (although, paradoxically, with no memory banks) with a bit of judicious programming skill, such as this special spiral effect which makes your scroll text look as though it is scrolling around an invisible cylinder. At the buck of the cylinder the text is upside down and darker. This gives the effect of the text wrapping around the invisible lube, as if it is three dimensional with the back of the text being a darker colour than the front. Now let's try a little fade effect. The screen goes white and then fades to black very rapidly, giving a nice
pulse effect.
Screen Open 0,320,255,2,0 Palette SFFT.O Hide : Curs Off : Cls 0 Fade 2,0 : Wait 190 First a screen is opened and then the colour 0 is set to white or SFFF. Then the screen is faded to black in a count of two. Experiment w ith different values instead of 2 and sec what happens. Next, we'll open a pair of screens, screens 0 and I. and define their size and colours w ith a palette command: JULY 1993 Screen Open 0,320,80,2,0 Palette SO.0.0.0,0,0,0,0,SC40,S310 Curs Off : Flash Off Screen Open 1,320,80,2,0 Curs Off : Flash Off Both screens need the cursor and the Hashing colour turned off. Next, we
display both screens and turn on dual playfield: Screen Display 0,.170..60 Screen Display 1,.170,,60 Wait Vbl Dual Playfield 0,1 If you forget to turn dual playfield on then you only see one of the scrolls, or the "back'' of the letters.
Engaging dual playfield means that you see both fields at once.
First we look at screen 0 and set the palette: Screen 0 Palette SO,SFFF Curs Off : Flash Off : Hide Continued overleaf tt+1 O if
- - It sldlsH Many additions are possible, like VUBars. But bear
in mind everything you add takes processor time.
Now we define the scrolling motion, using Dcf Scroll: Def Scroll 1,0,0 To 320,71,-2,-1 Def Scroll 2,0,0 To 320,71,-2,1 Def Scroll 3,0,8 To 320,62,0,-1 Def Scroll 4,0,8 To 320,52.0,1 Screen 1 SC=250 Screen 0 Set the ink colour (in this case colour I or white), and we can then go on to set the scroll variable: TX=1 JULY 1993 That listing in full _ U_ _J; You can make VU meters in almost any torm, especially if you intend to compile your program for final release.
Rem * Scrolly Spiral * Rem Screen Open 0,320,255,2,0 Palette SFFF.O Hide : Curs Off : Cls 0 Fade 2,0 : Wait 190 Screen Open 0,320,80,2,0 Palette $ 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,$ C40,S310 Curs Off : Flash Off Screen Open 1,320,80,2,0 Curs Off : Flash Off Screen Display 0,,170,,60 Screen Display 1,,170,,60 Wait Vbl Dual Playfield 0,1 This is the slan point of the scroll and must be reset at the end to ensure the scroll loops around and the text starts over again.
Now we need to type out the scrolly text : TXS="This is the exciting 3D spiral scroll designed in AMOS originally by the brilliant BENSON aka Leslie Benzies and adapted by Amiga Format... TX$ =TXS -"!* Alter the scroll is finished the ! Is seen by the program and the TX variable is reset to I. Next we come to the main program loop which actually does all the work. The combination of the four scrolling moves (up and left and down and right) combines in the dual fields to create the effect: Do For GL=1 To 8 Screen 0 Wait Vbl Scroll 1 Scroll 3 Scroll 2 Scroll 4 Screen Copy 0,0,0,300,1 To 1,0,0
Screen Copy 1,0,58,280,61 To 0,0,58 Next GL Then the ! Symbol is checked to sec if it has come up in the text. If it has. Then the scroll loops around.
Screen 0 If Mid$ (TX$ ,TX,1)='!” TX=1 End If And finally the text is printed to the screen using the graphic text command TEXT: Text 310,68,Mid$ (TXS.TX.1) All that remains is to increment the TX variable to bring in the next letter for printing on to the screen and scrolling, and that's the whole program.
Loop Screen 0 Palette S0.SFFF Curs Off : Flash Off : Hide Def Scroll 1,0,0 To 320,71,-2,-1 Def Scroll 2,0,0 To 320,71,-2,1 Def Scroll 3,0,8 To 320,52,0,-1 Def Scroll 4,0,8 To 320,52,0,1 Screen 0 Screen 1 SC=250 Screen 0 Ink 1 TX=1 TX$ = TX$ =TXS-*'! ” The loop command closes the main program loop and means that the program will continue to scroll around until you press CTRL-C. Each letter is printed on to the screen and scrolled diagonally. And there it is - a perfect, curvy 3D spiral scroll.
Slide remarks Slideshows of your graphics are easy to produce, as all you have to do is save the IFF files to memory banks as Spacked screens. Once you have the screens in memory, you can play back a sample or a piece of tracker music and then simply unpack the screens to the current screen. If you don't want to wait with a blank screen while the picture unpacks you can simply unpack lo a different screen and the picture will snap into view. Or you can fade in and out using the Fade command, or even do a cross fade with appear, taking out one picture and making another come in.
A slideshow demo we made recently featured some digitized pictures and a sample of orchestral music. The sample was loaded into bank 5. And banks 6 to 14 were packed pictures.
The code to drive the slideshow was as follows: Hide : Curs Off : Cls 0 _MUSIC Do For N=6 To 14 Unpack N To 0 Wait 200 Next N Loop Procedure _MUSIC Sam Loop On Sam Play %11,1 End Proc It's simple, but effective. Unpack automatically opens a screen, so if you were going lo compile it you'd need to use semen open first or il won't work.
Bob's yer uncle You already know how lo move bobs around, and this is easier in demos than it is in games, as for the most part you don't need any collision detection. All that you require is a path for the sprites to follow.
You could go to the trouble of making an attack wave or drawing a path with the mouse using the AMAL Path command (see your AMOS manual) but some of the simplest and best bob screens can be had from simple geometric shapes such as circles and Do For GL=1 To 8 Screen 0 Wait Vbl Scroll 1 Scroll 3 Screen 1 Scroll 2 Scroll 4 Screen Copy 0,0,0,300,1 To 1,0,0 Screen Copy 1,0,58,280,61 To 0,0,58 Next GL Screen 0 If Mid$ (TX$ ,TX,1)=*!* TX=1 End If Text 310,68,MidS(TXS.TX,1) Inc TX Loop ellipses. Take a simple curs e drawing program: Curs Off : Hide : Flash Off : Cls 0 CX=160 : CY=100 : RX=120 : RY=70
For Q =0 To 2*Pi Step 0.005 X=CX*Cos(QK)*RX Y=CY.Sin(Q )*RY Plot X,Y Next Q* CREATING YOUR OWN SLIDESHOW Add a sprite command and you're in business. First you need to load a spritc.abk file into the sprite's memory bank or you won’t get anything on screen. Then you write the code as follows: Curs Off : Hide : Flash Off Get Sprite Palette Cls 0 This sets everything up and makes sure the sprite is in the correct colours. Next you need a Do Loop to make sure the sprite continues around the circle. The For Next loop only takes the sprite around once and then stops, so wrapping it up in a
Do Loop means it goes on forever. (Until you press CTRL-C that is).
CX=160 : CY=100 : RX=120 : RY=70 These variables set the centre of the circle and the radius in the x and y directions.
In our example the radius is 120 horizontally and 70 vertically which means we are showing a small | fiat ellipse.
A ' ¦ 16.A Next we do the For Next loop which docs the calculations and prints the sprite on to the screen. 0 to 2* Pi draws a circle and the small Cosine and Sine calculations describe the arc of that circle. (This is a very useful routine, so make a note of it.)
For Q*=0 To 2*Pi Step 0.05 X=CXtCos(Q )*RX Y=CY*Sin(Q )*RY Bob l.X.Y.l Next Q* Loop Make both the RX and RY variables Ihe same and the arc described will be a perfect circle. You could make the ellipse travel from comer to comer loo. With a very simple alteration to Ihe program. See if you can figure it out for yourself!
Cue the Music Adding music to your productions is simple with AMOS, as you just load the music into a memory bank as an abk or tracker file and run it. The music will run in the background while your demo runs, and only when you get a lot of sprite movement w ill the music cver miss a beat or slow down. Obviously the more fluid you want your demo to be. The less action you have to have, so you need to strike a happy medium.
Track Load. Track Loop and Track Slop can be used to control tracker modules (which we tend to use more often than not), and the more simple Music I lo start and Music Off lo slop if you have a tracker which has been converted into a ABK file. An example of using a music track can be found when we talk aboul VU bars in a moment. A VU bar is a visual indicator of the changing volume of a sound channel.
One enduring kind of demo is the slideshow. This is simply a set of pictures (usually digitised) which display in sequence. An advantage of slideshows is that they are very easy to code.
All you have to do is write a little program to load a sound module, load one IFF after the other, and display them. There are a couple of pitfalls - you have to make sure you don't load too few pictures (blank screens) or too many (your Amiga runs out of memory and crashes). One other thing to beware of when doing a slideshow is copyright infringement. Be aware that you can use any image so long as you have permission from the current copyright holder. If you don't get permission you can get into trouble.
Finally, for those who want an example of an AMOS program that runs from an icon but Isn't compiled - Vmorph on the ProTracker Coverdisk should do the job. It's called Autoexec.AMOS. Room with a VU One of the ihings which most demos have in common is VU melers. And in fact Ihis is one of Ihe reasons why AMOS has a range of commands covering these effects. This all happened backwards: an effect has been added simply because it makes the effects that people wanted in a programming language possible.
When AMOS was being made, all demos had VU bars, and so AMOS had to be able to do VU bars in order to be fashionable. These are very popular at the moment - although that doesn't mean you don't come across programs without these effects.
Here's a simple version of how VU works, with a row of numbers rolling up the screen showing you the level of each voice in a music track over time. First, load your tracker module with: Track Load " filenames",5 where filename is the full path of your track, like so: Track Load "Workrtracks mod.beatbox" or whatever, then run this program: Screen Open 0,640,200,16,Hires Curs Off : Hide : Paper 0 : Pen 4 : Cls ;i Track Loop On Track Play Do Sl=Vumeter(0) S2=Vumeter(1) S3=Vumeter 2) S4=Vumeter 3) Print S1.S2.S3.S4 Loop It's a simple matter to pass this information in the variables SI-S4 to a
sprite position on screen or even an image in a sprite bank, meaning the different levels will trigger a different image. For example, as there are 64 levels to choose from, make levels 0-X trigger image I. 9-16 trigger image 2. And so on up lo the point where levels of between 57-64 trigger image X. Note that there is also an AMAL version of the VU meter instruction, which you'll find documented in your AMOS manual. AMAL is much faster if you're running from AMOS or RAMOS, but if you're compiling il is usually better to use the AMOS instruction to avoid any problems.
That's all folks Now you have every thing you need lo create winning demos using only the simplest of techniques. Clearly, the quality of your graphics and sound has some bearing on it. And there are more complex techniques available to you if you want to make your demos even faster and more impressive.
One of the best ways to leant is to get some PI) demos and take them apart line by line to sec how they work. Don't forget to check out the memory banks using the ListBank command, as a lot of what you sec- on screen might be an AMAL program saved as a bank, or some graphics in a packed picture format or sprite bank. All banks are savable and editable in some way; packed pictures can be saved using SAVE IFF and sprite banks can be loaded into your favourite sprite editor. Even AMAL programs in a bank can be loaded into the AMAL Editor and examined. Once you've ripped all these programs to
shreds, you can strike out on your own experimenting w ith things that you've borrowed' to see how they work, and then incorporating them in your own programs. It's a great way to leant, as you make a lot of mistakes, which means you have to keep at it for days on end until you fully understand it.
109 JULY 1993 We're back to our scheduled program next month as we look at more advanced features for games, with ideus on attack waves, starfields. Moving rainbows and Ihe like. See you then.
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Hardware ¦V24 IV24 hardly left us breathless when it appeared on the 24-bit graphics scene. But GVP have polished up the product, and added some extras. But how much better is it? Page 116 Emulator EMPLANT Want to run those Mac packages in glorious tcchnieolour on your Amiga? It could be more trouble than it’s worth. Make up your own mind on... Page 116 Hardware POWER'S HD DRIVE Having trouble squeezing everything on to one disk? Power's High Density Drive will help you out. And as a special offer to AF readers, we've got £30 slashed off the price. Pick up a bargain on... Page 123 Let's get
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It's time for this months serious selection and it's no laughing matter. So, what's in store for July?
Desktop video competition Amiga Formal have teamed up with RocTec and Micro- PACE because we w ant to throw £ 1.360-worth (yep. There is a zero at the end) of desktop video kit at you. Don’t just sit there! Get those entries in to us - once you’ve studied the questions on... Page 125 Vertical software TYRING TUTORIALS Limber up those fingers and find out how to lap the light fantastic over that Amiga keyboard. Is this the quickest way to QWERTY, or a shortcut to longhand? Turn to... Page 126 Databases MUSIC GARDENING Two new programs from ARK - one for keeping track on your record collection,
and another to help bring order to the border. Check ’em out; this is seriously good software indeed, and it’s there for inspecting on.... Page 129 JULY 1993 Educational software DISNEY Mickey Mouse comes to the small screen as toddler's tutor in this new suite of educational software. Find out what’s really in a (big) name, and whether it can be of genuine educational benefit. Page 132 Hardware BUBBLEJET PRINTERS Bubblejct technology at budget prices has earned Canon a reputation as printer supremos. Do the two new additions to the family shape up? Turn to... Page 138 Peripherals Al 200
CONTROL CENTRE A grand name for three feel of Amiga-shaped metal - but this newie is designed to get you organised out of your tidy mind. Hurry along to... Page 139 Educational CD ALISTAIR IN OUTER SRACE An interactive tale of Alistair and friends on their unfeasible adventures in the cosmos, on... Page 142 Utilities ILINOIS RRO Do labels make you come unstuck? They’re handy to have but a pain to produce. Code Works’ new utility aims to solve the problem. The review’s on ihe page labelled... Page 142 Impact Vision 24 Graphics and video system ¦ £999 ¦ Great Valley Products GVP's original
graphics and video syster was disappointing, but it looks like they’v got it right this time. Brian Larkina looks at version 2's added attraction THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of IV24 from GVP was greeted with great excitement.
Compared with all the other 24-bit graphics systems available al that time, this one seemed to have everything: 24-bit frame buffer, framcgrabber, genlock, flicker-fixcr. ’picturc- in-piciurc' (PIP) display, some of the best software - Caligari and Scala. And even a 24- bit paint program. Wumi Paint. Only NcwTck's Toaster caused more excitement.
In the event, like the Toaster. IV24 proved to be a great disappointment. The framc-buffer seemed so slow that the pointer left an RGB after image wherever it moved, the framcgrabber and genlock couldn't be used without an expensive RGB splitter, both Caligari and Scala were crippled demos of their former selves, and Macro Painl was bright green manure. Or that’s how it seemed, first impressions and disappointment being what they are.
Now GVP have brought out version 2 of the system w ith improvements all round including a Video Interface Unit (VIU). An RGB Splitter and much more for the same price. Maybe it's time for another look... JULY 1993 The system was reviewed on an Amiga B2000 with a GVP Combo 33MHz 030 882 accelerator, a domestic VCR and camcorder.
IVCP2 provides control over oil ospects of Composite and RGB I O mixing and levels, calibration, ond frame grabber defaults.
IV24 fits in a single Zorro slot, aligning wilh the video slot on an A3000 A4000. Or connecting lo video via a ribbon cable and adaptor board (which costs extra) on the A1500 or A2000. The board connects to a VGA or Multisync type monitor directly from a 15-pin socket or lo a 1084 type monitor with a special cable. The VIU connects to the board via a (provided) 26-pin I O cable. Inputs for Composite. S-Video (Y C) and RGB sources, sync generation and signal line stabilisation, plus Composite and S-Video output are all provided on this unit. The board. VIU. Cable and manuals are all up to GVP’s
usual excellent standards. (The Caligari manual for instance, is better than Octree's own.)
Installation of all system and bundled software is carried out easily with a single inslal program. A full description of this software is impossible to fit on these pages so let’s just try the ‘look and feel'... The system software consists of a control panel - IVCP2. A PIP launcher - IVPIP. A CLI framcgrabber - IVGrah. And a 24-bit image viewer - IVView. All of these maintain a consistent ‘look’ by using Commodore's interface guidelines. IVCP2 provides control over all aspects of Composite and RGB I O mixing and levels, calibration, and frame grabber defaults. IVPIP creates a
picture-in-piclure' monitor inside a standard looking, resizable Amiga window. Controls are provided on the edge to resize the display, swap the PIP with the workbench (giving a remarkable, fully functioning, miniature workbench-in-a-win- dow over a full screen display of the video input) or mix the two (video viewed on colour
0) . An IVPIP window can also be displayed on any Intuition
screen, so that film’ can be watched while working at this
screen! IVGrab and IVView do just that, controlled by ihe CLI
or Arexx.
The bundled software now no longer includes Scala. But Caligari and MacroPainl arc still there with a video wipes and transitions system called MyLAD (Live Action Director), and Desktop Darkroom, a frame- grabbing and image processing system.
Desktop Darkroom makes grabbing full colour 24-bit images from video very easy with Freeze and Grab buttons.
A number of useful image processing tools arc prov ided, though there is no control over convolution tables so new processes cannot be added to the system. This is especially noticable in the sharpening (Enhance) tool (5 GRAPHICS & VIDEO review. The manual description is a bit brief so il will take lots of practice lo get right, but il scents quile intuitive and adds a whole new ability to produce organic shapes.
Overall, the IV24 version of Caligari is a powerful professional modelling and rendering system, though it's still not quite up to the quality of Imagine 2 or Real 3D apart from that divine interface.
Of all the bundled software in version 2 Macro Paint 24 is the most improved. The original version was a pain - the range of tools was weak and they seemed sluggish and unresponsive. The pointer left a blurred RGB after image and the toolbox was a revolting bilious green colour. A part of the perceived improvement is the realisation that the curious and irritating pointer after image does not affect performance. It still creates a poor first impression of the program, but looks are not everything and it can be ignored. The Toolbox is a nicer colour now too.
The real improvements though, are in Ihe functions themselves. MacroPaint now has all of ihe usual tools including a 'real' airbrush, custom brushes (with 'spare'), an excellent scl of mask and stencil tools, a full range of gradient and special fills, and some very good paint and colour ‘modes'. It also has some useful image processing effects that will work through special selected areas called 'regions', and lull Arexx support, including four Arcxx programmable 'buttons' on the toolbox.
Although MacroPaint is still not a joy to use.
It now works well and has some powerful and innovative features.
In addition to the bundled software, several programs provide support for IV24. Art The real attraction of the IV24 is that it has inputs for video. These allow it to do two different functions that would, on a 'standard' 24-blt card, cost extra. The first of these is the video wipes. IV24 can wipe between Its own display and the 24-blt output. Big deal, I hear you cry, but this transition is entirely under user control.
You can literally program your own custom wipes using Arexx. So. If you are willing to put in the effort, then no one can say ''I've seen that done before".
NICE HARDWARE, SHAME ABOUT THE INTERFACE SPEED • • • The curious RGB after image makes it look slower than It Is.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • • Up to GVP's usual standard. Everything has its own manual.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • A mixture of Interface styles, but most programs are Intuitive.
FEATURES •• • • The software has been greatly improved and lots of goodies added.
Impact Vision 24 The second clever bit of IV24 is the frame grabber, which lets you read video pictures straight into the frame buffer, for manipulation and cutting. Maybe it's not as good as, say, Vlab from ACS, but it does the |ob. These two built-in features do bring the cost of the IV24 below the level of many other boards. However, you should remember that, although the IV24 hardware is very good, the software can be a bit temperamental and simplistic.
Department Pro from ASDG has an IV24 Saver that will display in 24-bits, and Real 3D can render lo the buffer if the correct library is present. The best use of the board comes, not surprisingly from GVP's ImageFX. This will use 24- or 12-bits as Preview and Render screens, although ihe blurry pointer appears here as well.
A final comment on the look of the IV24 software. As we have seen, appearances are only screen deep, bul when there is a choice, many people are affected by what they see. Especially if they don't use the product before buying. Of the software bundled. MyLAD and Digital Darkroom both seem to have been developed 'in house' at GVP. And Macro Paint only works with IV24. So it's a pity that they could not have had a consistent look w ith (he other system tools: a GVP house style'. If these three, plus ImageFX - all GVP influenced products - had a similar look and feel, it would go a long way
to making IV24 feel like an integrated system. It deserves it.
JULY 1993 which just has one (mild) selling. There is also no Unsharp Mask, one of ihe most useful processing tools. The Mask and Load Addi functions allow excellent pseudo-alpha channel effects. Masking in general is well implemented. The separate Desktop Darkroom manual is good and contains a useful description of the principles of image processing.
MyLAD. On the other hand, has just a single card of instructions but that seems to be sufficient for this simple transitions and wipes system. 52 wipes are provided to perform transitions between two video sources. Why 52?
Count the letter keys, upper and lower case.
The version of Caligari bundled with the system is far. Far better than the original 'demo' version. In many ways it is very similar to Caligari 2 (reviewed AF34). But with 24-bit rendering. Using the Caligari system again after almost a year reminded me how brilliant the interface is. Objects and scenes can be moved, rotated and transformed in full perspective three-quarter view in such an intuitive way that sometimes it really feels as though the mouse is the object.
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the world. Cheap, efficient, versatile, and well-designed from Ihe system level up. You only have to speak to software and hardware developers who work in the PC or Mac environments as well as on the Amiga to know which system is best.
Nevertheless, the Mac does have a superbly elegant and simple interface. Rightly or wrongly, that fact alone has promoted the Mac as the quality computer system, attracting multi-billion dollar support from business.
This success has meant that some of the best software in the world has been written especially for the Mac. Just try out PlioloSliop, Quark Xpress. Painter or MacWritePro and you will see what I mean. If you're thinking that you'll never be likely to do that, then think again. Entplant. A new Mac emulator from Utilities Unlimited gives you the chance to run sophisticated Mac packages in colour on the Amiga.
Emplant is described by its developers as an 'emulation platform'. When you look at the board you can see why. Sockets are provided for at least three types of chip, including SIMMs, so that virtually any operating system can be plugged in and used. In this way Emplant can emulate many different computers on the Amiga. At present only the Mac Iix emulation is available, but MacLC. Quadra.
386 486 PC. Mega ST. Atari Falcon. SEGA and NES SNES modules are planned.
Initially, operation is similar to using Amaxll Plus, Suitable operating system ROMS - in this case 256Kb Macllx ones - are plugged into the board, which is fitted to a vacant Zorro ll III slot. At this point, the two emulations start to differ. Amaxll needs the ROMS to be permanently fitted: Emplant just copies them lo a special folder on disk and then they must be removed.
To set up Emplant for use. A small program must be added at the very beginning of your start-up sequence to reserve memory.
This resets your Amiga very early in the startup cycle - a minor annoyance. Starting the program takes you immediately lo a set-up window where the ROM image can he selected, memory configured, video display driver loaded, and other parameters set. The manual gives clear guidance on this and all aspects of setting up and use. Once this configuration is saved, the emulation can be launched from Shell or start-up sequence using an 'auto' command to bypass the configuration in future. However, using a program such as MBPress in your start-up means that the emulation can be launched
directly, by holding a mouse button when you switch on and bypassing the Workbench completely.
Jumping straight in from the Shell like this denies you the chance of seeing what could be a strong contender for the eighth wonder of the world - a Mac running PholoShop. Revealed by pulling down the Amiga Workbench screen.
Yes - this system multi-tasks fully, allow ing the Amiga to render a ray-trace while the Mac is word processing (or vice-versa). As a Mac running System 7 will itself multi-task (sort of), it is even possible to run two or more programs on each system.
Launching the emulation allows Emplant to load the ROM image, then find the Mac System folder to launch Finder - Apple's name for the desktop. The System Folder can be on a floppy or a hard drive partition, selected during configuration. Any mounted partition can be used, making it very easy to set up a Mac hard drive. Emplant can also recognise an Amax Mac partition, and run the Finder from a System Folder on it. On my 6.2 revision B2000. I couldn't boot the Finder from the hard drive, though once booted from a floppy system, the Amax partition could be used perfectly. This was almost
certainly a quirk of my machine as I tried Emplant on several other 1500 2000s with no problems.
Once booted up. The emulation runs perfectly as a Mac II. On a pre-AGA machine it provides 16 colours and uses the standard Mac QuickDraw dithering to display 8-bit or even 24-bit images in Studio 8. PholoShop.
FreeHand and Quark Xpress. However, dithered 16-colour images are pretty useless in any sort of bitmapped paint program, so if you are hoping to use PholoShop effectively on an Amiga 2000 or 3000. Forget il.
This brings up an important point. If you are buying an A4000 to run Mac software, why not just buy a Mac? Apart from the brilliant prospect of a multimedia machine that will run Amiga. Mac and PC applications in full colour, all at once, the main answer is price. A Quadra 700 - if you can find one - costs around £3.(XX) (including enough memory to be useable w ith the insanely greedy System 7).
A Mac Centris 640 will be about the same. An equivalent Amiga 4000 will cost £500 less with memory, and that price could be about to drop further. But - and there's always a 'but' - as you begin to use Emplant on an A4000. You realise just how slow the IDE drive is.
Even more than the Amiga, the Mac system provides window layouts, requesters, standard icons, menus and other features direct from ROM. As this has been copied to disk, every new window, requester, menu or icon that you require has to be loaded - and the IDE is just not up to the job. Some speed can be gained by using more buffers on the Amiga side (AddBufferx in the start-up sequence) but EMULATOR too many uses up lots of RAM. Fitting one of the new SCSI2 controllers w ill rectify matters, but at a Mac-sized cost.
Although the interface seems slow, the actual processing is very fast. A standard A4000 040 is just about equivalent to a Quadra 700 without caches. When a 32-bit clean version of Emplant (using all 32 bits of the bus) is available. It should be nearly as fast as a Q700 with caches. An A2000 with a 33MHz 030 (an 020,
030. Or 040 is an essential requirement for Emplant) is roughly
equivalent to the old Macllfx or the new MacVX.
HUB Disney But 32-bit 'hygiene' has another implication. As with virtually any graphical system, you cannot have too much memory to run a Mac emulation. This is especially true if you want to use the Mac's powerful new System 7 which requires a minimum of 4Mb of RAM, plus more for programs. Until Emplant is 32- bit clean, not ail of the Amiga's memory can be accessed so a 9Mb Amiga gives roughly a 5 Mb Mac. (Some memory has to be left available lo the Amiga anyway.) The 32-bil clean version will be able lo use all Amiga memory
- and you will need il. Even w ith 12 Mb on a Maellci. FreeHand
can run out of memory very quickly when you start using scans,
so your Amiga w ill need gallons of RAM juice.
Emplant works extremely well on an A4000 and almost as effectively on an AI5(X), A2000. Or A3000. With the restriction of 16 screen colours. Unfortunately, there is one other limitation of the Emplant system: her name is Sybil.
For an emulation to be complete it must lie capable of reading and writing disks in the emulated format. Amax does this by connecting a Mac 880K drive to the cartridge or - using the Amaxll Plus board - by diverting the data going to and from your Amiga drives to the board. This contains suitable hardware to emulate the Mac's curious variable speed drive mechanism. After a few initial teething problems, this now seems to work perfectly.
Emplant. On the other hand, uses a hardware device (Sybil) connected to the parallel and video ports. With a certain amount of tweaking this can be made to read and write Mac 880K disks but not with any great degree of accuracy. While Sybil is accessing the disk the screen display is completely corrupted, which is both alarming and annoying. Overall.
Sybil is extremely irritating and she is lo be avoided at all costs.
There arc several ways to achieve this. If you arc using floppies as system disks or for programs il is possible to copy them to a special Emplant format which bypasses Sybil. If you want to save data to use on another Mac and you have a PC conversion utility such as Apple File Exchange, or better still AecessPC.
Then use that to transfer data on a PC disk.
Alternatively, if you can afford it. Use a removable drive on Emplant's own SCSII port (a SyQuest perhaps) or use a separate Mae hard drive altogether.
By far the best solution is to use a high density (HD) disk drive. All new Macs now use these, so for true emulation, so should you.
They work, because to gain PC compatibility.
Apple abandoned the variable speed system for HD disks. All A4(XX)s are fitted with them as standard - another reason for using a 4(XX) with Emplant. High Density drives are now available for Amiga I SIX). 2()(X). And 3000 from Power Computing, but you will need WB 2.1 to use them. Remember also that without Sybil you will never be able to use 880K Mac disks. Quite a lot of software is still distributed on these disks only. Conversely, if you want to install System 7 you should have an HD disk drive as it is difficult to obtain on 880K disks. Like WB2.0. System 7 is a great advance over
its predecessor but. Unlike WB2.
It needs vastly more memory to operate. If you can't afford an HD drive and are limited for memory, stick with System 6.03 or 6.07. The future of Emplant seems to be quite bright. The software is being developed and upgraded very rapidly. The current system is quite fast in both 16 and 256 colour modes, and very fast on an A4000 040. Especially with a SCSI. It now supports the 040's 'copy- back' mode so many operations are even faster, and should soon be 32-bit clean, adding more speed and avoiding the need for the MMU (which the 030EC and 040EC chips in many accelerators do not have). There
will also soon be full 24-bit support for OpalVision and other Amiga frame buffers. On the Mac this means a true 24-bit desktop.
JULY 1993 If you really need a colour Mac then Emplant can provide it. But you need lots of memory, an HD drive, and - if you want to do any painting - an A4000.
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SPEED • • • • As fast as the equivalent Mac, whichever Amiga
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DOCUMENTATION • • • • A thick pamphlet but all you need is there.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • If you avoid Sybil everything is easy once you have got your ROMs and system software.
FEATURES • • • • Good and getting better every week. Needs a floppy drive port.
VALUE • • • • A colour Mac tor £300!
Here's a Mac-produced Quark Xpress page, from this very issue of AMIGA Formal. This is how it will look once Emplant has let you port it over to the Amiga, in full colour.
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A500+ £199.00 A600 £249.00 A600 40Mb Hard Drive £399.00 A1200 £379.00 A1200 40Mb Hard Drive £549.00 A1200 65Mb Hard Drive £559.00 A1200 85Mb Hard Drive £579.00 A1200 120Mb Hard Drive £699.18) A4000 030 120Mb Hard Drive £1099.00 A4000 440 120Mb Hard Drive £2460.00 MONITORS Philips CM8833 Mk2 £229.00 Commodore 1084 5 SDI £209.00 Commodore I960 Multisync £439.00 Gasieiner Multisync Monitor £349.00 PRINTERS Citizen Swift 9 Colour £179.00 Citizen Swift 240 Colour £279.00 Citizen Swift 2CX) Colour £219.00 HP 500 £309.00 HP 500 Colour £439.00 HP 550 Colour £659.00 RAM A500 1 2Mb £14.95 A500 l 2Mb
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enough, you're dealing with 24-hit graphics files, they will
oflcn be loo big lo fil on one disk, which will he a problem
if you wanl lo copy them between machines. With DTP.
You w ill often want to copy files over on to a PC disk, and 720K isn't enough for most DTP files. In these situations, a high densi disk could be extremely useful.
Power Computing's external high densi drive could help to solve these problems you're running an A500Plus. A60(). A12(H) A4IXX). We reviewed it in the floppy di roundup in AF47 and gave it a rating of X9' It would have been higher, but we thought was too expensive. Now. Thanks to a sped deal between Amiga Formal and Pow Computing, you can buy one of these driv for only £99.95. See the box headed Spec. Oiler' for more details.
Externally, the Power drive looks exactly I same as the other drives which Power suppi Inside, it's a different story. The mechanism a standard 1.44Mb PC type, with the additii of a custom chip and a small RAM chip handle the flow of data between the drive a; the Amiga. The mechanism sends data fast than the Amiga can handle il. So Ihe custc chip and RAM act as a buffer, holding the data and sending it out to the Amiga at a slower Power HD Drive speed. Ii sounds complex, but it's completely invisible lo the user, and the drive can be used in exactly the same fashion as any other.
High density drive ¦ £99.95 ¦ Power Computing Are you having trouble squeezing everything on one disk?
Richard Baguley investigates how many megs Power Computings new external high density disk drive can pack in.
To read data from the disk, all you have to do is plug it in and go. If you want lo write to a disk, you w ill need lo install a software patch program, which fixes several bugs in Workbench 2. If you don't install this, any disk inserted into the drive is assumed lo he write protected, because the bugs in Workbench can corrupt disks w hen you w rite to them. Once you've installed the patch pro- POWER HO DRIVE SPEED •••• Slightly taster than tho high density drive Included In the A4000 DOCUMENTATION Not applicable No manual was supplied with our model, but one Isn't necessary as you |ust plug
in and go.
BUILD QUALITY • • • • Tough plastic case which should withstand most Impacts, and it has a good lenght ot cable.
FEATURES • • • There are no extras Included with the drive.
VALUE • • • • It was too expensive when It was £129. But with our special otter at C99 It's excellent value.
93% gram, the drive reads and writes (lawlessly, with both standard Amiga and PC disks read through CrossDos. The patch program goes into the start up sequence, and software to add the necessary line is included with the drive, although anybody familiar with ii) (the Workbench editing program! Should be able to do this themselves.
Disks formatted in this drive can be read in ihe high density drive fitted lo the A4(MX . So this drive makes swapping files between machines much easier. It also works with CrossDos. Allow ing you to use high density PC disks, which can store 1.44Mb. This is invaluable if you're involved in DTP. As you will need lo copy your postscript files on to a PC disk if you're printing pages on a professional typesetting machine, and these files can often be bigger than the 720K which you can lit on a double density PC disk.
This drive will prove invaluable if you frequently have to deal with large files. The POWER HD DRIVE software works flawlessly, and the designers at is available from Power have done an excellent job in designing Power Computing Ltd the custom circuitry used in ihis drive. We 0234 843388 reviewed it in the floppy disk round up in A FAT. And awarded it 89 per cent. The only reason it didn't score higher was because we thought it was too expensive at 1129. At the special offer price of £99.95. we've no hesitation in changing it lo 9.1 per cent and awarding a Formal Gold. O JULY 1993 Special
Offer As a special offer to Amiga Format readers.
Power Computing have reduced the price of their HO drive from C129 to £99.95. All you have to do to buy the HD drive at this exclusive price is to cut out and send this form with your order to Power Computing Ltd. Unit 8. Railton Road. Woburn Industrial Estate. Kempston. Bedford MK42 7PN.
Information at your fingertips!
At last - all the Workbench AmigaDOS info you need in one handy volume! It's small enough to fit in your pocket and wiro-bound so it stays open on your desktop. And it explains all this... Pocket Workbench
* AmigaDOS Reference m Command Reference JULY 1993
- 1=2, “*• 160+ pages packed with day-to-day reference for all
Amiga owners, beginners or experts!
Routine Workbench tasks made eosy: renaming, moving, copying and deleting files.
Workbench preferences: using the preferences tools to set up Workbench the way you wont it.
Tho Workbench menus: every menu option and Hs function explained.
AMIGADOS reference: o list of oil AMIGADOS 2 I 3 commands, including function, command syntax, and simple instructions.
Workbench tools, commodities and utilities: what they are, where to find them, what they do and how to use theml Tfie Amiga Format Pocket Workbench A AmlgaDOS Reference is designed to provide Amiga owners with the information they need in the form they need it!
No more clumsy, heavyweight manuals - quite often you don't need a wordy lecture, just a quick reminder No more fumbling around in half a dozen books for information that can easily be packed into one.
No more emptying the garagc loft wardrobe for documentation and manuals you thought you wouldn't need again.
Why? Because it's all here!
* Contains some material also published in Gel Ihe Most out of
your Amiga 1993.
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Direct from our own Mail Order department. Expiry date: IOC Postage and packing is FREE - you don’t even need a stamp to send this order off! Please tick here if you do not wish to receive Future Leisure Books Offer direct mail from other companies: O Future Publishing Ltd Please send me: (tick as appropriate) copy copies of The Pocket Workbench A AmlgaDOS Reference af £9.95 each Method of payment (please lick one): VISA ACCESS ? CHEQUED Freepost Your name .. Somerton Somerset TA11 7BR Your
address .. . For office use only: P 00 . ORDER CODE: FLB017A VIDEO COMPETITION Desktop video the RocTec way... Or: Win yourself a genlock, a chromakey and some titling software After reading our feature on desktop video we re sure you will want to have a go yourself. So Amiga Format, RocTec and Micro-PACE are bringing you this great video competition.
Win yourself everything you need (except an Amiga) to add titles and exciting effects to your home videos.
125 JULY 1993 ROCTF.C'S BUDGET PRICED desktop video hard ware has created quite a sensation here in the Amiga Format office, where their genlock scored an impressive 72 per cent in issue 30. The RocKey chromakey unit did even better in issue 42 w here it was awarded a Format Gold and a score of 90 per cent. These two units are all you need to start adding titles and exciting Top of the Pop.v-stylc effects lo your home videos.
You can add Amiga graphics to your video tapes, so w ith the minimum of effort you can produce Dpainl titles that look like the real thing. But what do you do for all those really exciting text effects? Well, lake a look at the Adorage demo on this month's Coverdisk.
We have two copies of this excellent titling effects package to give awav loo. Adorage uses its own special animation format to give extra smooth title scrolling. All in all it's everything you'll need to give your videos that slick professional look that hides the shallow ness of their content!
THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS 11 What did Adorage score when it was reviewed in Amiga Formal 47?
A) 110%
b) 18%
c) 7X%
2) What does the three letter acronym DTV stand for?
A( Desktop video bi Destroy television vans
c) Demolition time vision
3) Who directed the Cure's really, really fab Close to Me video?
A) The Pope
b) Tim Pope
c) Quentin Pope' Tarremino YOU MUST OBEY THESE SIMPLE RULES
1) The editor's decision is final.
2) No employee of Future Publishing, RocTec, or Micro-PACE UK may
enter, nor may people bom in the month of Decprilber enter
either.
3) The editor's decision is still final.
HOW TO ENTER Simply write your answers to these three easy video- related puzzlers and send them to... 'Have we got a video' competition?
Amiga Format 30 Monmouth Street Bath Avon B A I 2BW Closing date is 7 July 199.3. Your type of thing?
Touch typing does not come naturally - you've got to learn how to interesting ways of doing it? Paul Tyrrell finds out and lets 126 JULY 1993
• 29 99 ¦ Software Toolworks Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2 You
(on't miss your mistakes with Touch Typist - red flashes show
you where you've gone wrong every time.
Touch Typist Disk Tutorial ¦ £ 16 (me P&P) ¦ Sector Software TOUCH TYPIST DOESN'T have the maternal persona that the Mavis Beacon program has. Instead it is a functional package. What it lacks in presentation, however, it makes up for TOUCH TYPIST is in content. For a start, it’s dedicated to the available from Amiga. When you load up. A picture of the Sector Softwore Amiga keyboard appears and your mistakes 0772 452414 i-pi fti-r Disk tutorial |i|2|3|4|5|«|7|«|»|b|-|=-T F r 101u|r|p|;ivl"I'* ?1pl[111 are easily highlighted by red flashes, while green highlights are used to hint where you
should put your fingers next. This is a far easier system to read than Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2 which has a ghostly pair of hands which shadily follow your own across the keys. However. Touch Typist is dull to use - every lesson of the course is a text exercise in which you have to copy text at a certain speed and with a degree of accuracy. This quickly becomes boring, and because you have to enter your own parameters - the standards that you need to exceed in order to progress - it’s difficult to tell if you're actually improving.
Touch Typist also becomes infuriating if you’ve failed to reach your goal during one lesson. Where Mavis Beacon would interject at this point to mention that you seemed a little annoyed about something, this program simply tells you to do the same lesson all over again... and again... and again... Statistical analysis is also a focal part of Touch Typist, you can call up a graph lo display your accuracy, speed, and so on. And it has much more emphasis on self analysis than Mavis, leas ing you to organise a lot of study and not offering much encouragement or incentive lo get better.
However, there are many features that make this program a rich course of study.
YOU MAY NOT he aware of the Mavis Beacon legacy, bul her typist teaching packages have been widely acclaimed as the definitive tutorial systems. The Mavis system helps reinforce typing principles and develop techniques. Lessons take the form of racing games, which help increase your speed and an intelligent typewriter monitors your performance and spelling.
The good thing about this package is that you don’t have to be a complete novice to benefit from it. The Mavis system is accessible at three levels - you’re asked to define your skill level when you create a user identity, and from this Mavis learns about your proficiency. For the first few lessons. Mavis gauges your level of skill to identify which areas of your ability need practice. Most lessons reveal a double-
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The depth which Mavis scrutinises your performance is an impressive feat of statistics.
Mavis reacts so that you quickly correct your faults and since each lesson focuses on a specific area, you get to the root of your problems straightaway. Eventually the program becomes a •mother-like’ figure, cajoling you into repeating one of the less interesting lessons when you want to race away at the ’Speed-typing Racetrack’.
It’s hard lo see how anyone with 10 fingers and a little common sense couldn't benefit from Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 2. It’s a well researched and well written program that is easy to use and flexible. It's an invaluable way of monitoring your performance as a typist from complete novice right through to an 80-word a minute super secretary. O Practice makes perfect - Touch Typist lets you know your speed and accuracy all the way.
There is a sentence spacing system that superimposes the characters you type over the text of a lesson once you've finished it. Proportionally spacing the letters according to the time it takes you to find them. This allows you to identity which areas of the keyboard you arc finding hard to reach (though of course. Mavis Beacon docs this automatically).
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Computer_ AMIGA Date_ Title _ Price_ _ Price _ _ Price, _ Price" 163 Name: Address: Postcode: Card No: Exp Date Tel: . Account No: AcceseQ VisaQ Cheque Q P.O's Q Pleas* Quota Accost Number whan Ra Order my Hie Music Librarian Music Database ¦ £39.95 ¦ ARK THE MUSIC LIBRARIAN is availoble from ARK Software on 0983 551496 IF YOU'RE THF. Sort of person that enjoys your music, then you probably already know all too well how easy it is to lose track of the contents of your record collection. I can certainly speak from experience here - having spent ihe last eight years building up a collection
of over 400 compact discs, trying to locate the disc which contains a track that I happen to want to listen to is an almost impossible task.
To make life considerably easier for the music enthusiast. Applied Research Kernel (ARK) have launched The Music Librarian, a database system for music lovers everywhere.
Written using Oxxi's Super Base Professional. The Music Librarian has been released to cater for just about anyone who needs to keep and manage highly detailed records (of the database kind) on records (of the musical kind). ARK sec the product being of particular interest to record collectors, disc jockeys and professional music librarians.
At its simplest level. The Music Librarian keeps track of albums by storing detailed information within a 'Products' database that is automatically opened when you first load Ihe program. Each database record contains a list of facts about the album including its title, the name of the artists that recorded the album, its price, its format (CD, LP. Tape. DCC and so on), plus the date it was released.
You can also link an external picture or sound sample to each record. You could, for example, link a digitised picture of the album cover to the record, making Ihe task of locating the album that bit easier.
The Music Librarian also includes a couple of extra databases that can be linked to the main 'Products' database to make your record filing system even more detailed. On offer is a 'Library' database (for storing information on associated literature), a 'Mail List' database (for storing addresses of record companies, for example) and - most useful of all - a ’Tracks' database (for storing information on individual songs). All of these databases handle beautifully. With some very well-designed frontends that make The Music Librarian a very pleasing program to work with.
However, there has to be a small price to pay for such an efficient means of data storage. The only thing that lets The Music Librarian down is its rather absurd system requirements (1.5 Mb of memory al least) which is a result of Oxxi's SuperBase runtime system. Running the program on a floppy- based system can also be rather slow, especially once your database starts to expand.
If your music collection is getting unmanageable and you can handle the system overheads that The Music Librarian demands, then it's worth the investment. It could prove to be an absolute god-send to Amiga-owning record collectors.
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Forent Senrro Forent Species » Well gwopple me gwopenuts! Even experts such os Dovid Bellamy would find Plants For All Seasons useful.
Plants For All Seasons Horticultural Database ¦ £39.95 ¦ ARK PLANTS FOR ALL SEASONS is available from ARK Software on 0983 551496 SOME OF US dismiss gardening as i nothing more than an excuse to get out I in the fresh air on a Sunday, but you'd be surprised just how involved it really can be. As our more green-fingered readers will confirm, growing a plant from seed isn't just a case of digging a hole and putting a couple of seeds in the ground - far from it. Factors such as when and where the seeds should be sown, how much water they require and how often they should be fed all need to be
considered if the plant is to grow successfully. If gardening doesn't come naturally to you. Finding out this information is not always easy.
Iflnspi' If you'd like to get your garden into shape. ARK's new release. Plants For All Seasons, could be for you. Like The Music Librarian (see above). Plants For All Seasons is a powerful database system designed specifically for handling information on a particular subject. This time, it just happens to be plants.
Although useful for storing information on your ow n plants, this program comes complete with a database containing detailed information on over 1.000 different varieties.
This makes it ideal for horticultural students, garden centres and indeed any gardener who wants to find out more about the plants they can grow.
So detailed is the information provided by Plants For All Seasons that it's like having David Bellamy on hand every time you want information on a particular plant. Each plant is listed using both its Latin and common names along wilh extra information on its appearance. Quite a few' of the records have pictures attached to them, so you can not only read about a plant, but you can see it too.
Additional information on plant positioning, planting, maintenance and propagation is always on lap loo.
JULY 1993 One of the most impressive aspects of Plants For All Seasons is its powerful searching facility. This allows you to select any plant based around a number of different selection criteria. You could, for example, choose a plant by specifying when you would like it to flower, how high you would like it lo grow and even the colour of its flowers. The program would then search through its records to find the plant that is most suitable lo your particular needs.
Plants For All Seasons may not be Ihe sort of package that will sell a million, but it's refreshing to see this kind of software being released for the Amiga. The one downside is speed: it is rather slow on a floppy-based system. And would benefit from release on CD-ROM - perhaps then it could be used in garden centres or colleges. This aside. Plants For All Seasons gets the (green) thumbs up!
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experience the ‘Sibca Systems Service’ m SILICA SYSTEMS MAIL ORDER HOTLINE Postcode Tel (Work) 081-309 1111 Tel (Home): Which computer(S). It any do you own’ Mickey Jigsaw Puzzle Disney Educational games ¦ £25.99 each ¦ Infogrames ¦ 071 -738 8199 ferdic) 71% WELCOME TO THE wonderful world of Disney - and much of what Disney docs is usually wonderful: superb fabulous characters, greal musical scores, magnificent software - well, three oul of four's nol bad.
Willi such a big name behind the release, you'd expect something belter than a collection of what are actually some rather mediocre educational games.
The games are American in origin and were written with the US market in mind. Nonetheless, they arc sure to sell well in Ihe UK on the slrength of Mickey Mouse alone - Ihe main character in each game. Bui there's hot competition these days; children as young as Ihree are starting to play and watch electronic games - full of bright colours, fast-moving characters and wicked animation. Big name or nol. Disney have got to prove themselves in die software ratings as a worthy challenger to the existing market leaders. The games arc aimed al a young audience: starting at age two-to-fivc for the
numbers and letters games and five and up for the jigsaw and memory games.
Mickey 123s - The Big Surprise IT'S PARTY TIME at Mickey's house, though when you first see the eponymous mouse he's pushing up Zz.z.s in his armchair, so it's up to you to wake him up - which you can do by pressing a number on the keyboard. It's then up to you to help him organise his surprise party - although as everyone appears to know about it. It's not going to be much of a surprise to anyone. (Unless his parents are away...) While organising Ihe event you will not only have fun watching the cute little animations, but you'll also learn how to count from one to nine. Quite w hy il
doesn't go as far as 10 is a mystery.
This is a fairly simple program and there's plenty of counting to be done: when Mickey is making his various calls, a press of a number on ihe keyboard magics Mickey to a vehicle to drive. If you press '4' there's a huge a puff of smoke, and four wheels arc counted out on screen, which make up die four-wheeled Mickey mobile.
The counting continues as Mickey goes to the toy factory to get gifts made for his guests. Each toy's components has a number: press a number on the keyboard and the corresponding toy's parts are selected.
Other activities include visits lo the posi office, and lo Goofy's supermarket. The graphics will help keep children's attention far longer lhan traditional learning books, but Ihe program is no greal leap forward and some of the animation is very stilted. The accompanying manuals arc informative and have a special parent's section with suggestions on | how to utilise the pro- ' grams lo the full. G Party THIS PUZZLE-BASEI) PROGRAM is 110 doubt the most fun out of the whole collection.
It's aimed at the older tot (five and upwards) and it has absolutely nothing to do w ith the three Rs: it's basically a set of 15 electronic jigsaws, all depicting Mickey (or Minnie) al play in various sellings: on the tennis court, at an aerobics class - these are just some of the brightly coloured scenarios that kids can try to piece together.
Playing w ith jigsaws is far more fun on a computer screen than fiddling around with aw kward little cardboard pieces - for a start, there's no chance of you losing that vital Iasi piece lhal completes the picture. Willi each jigsaw in Ihe set there's a difficulty option where you can decide the number of pieces that each puzzle is divided up into. It can be an easy peasy four- piecer. Or for the older, jigsaw -wise child there's a mammoth 64-piecer.
Mickey’s Jigsaw Puzzle is not just straightforward jigsaw puzzles though. On the disk there's also a silhouette option, where just the main character is blacked out and you just have 10 place the relevant bits in lo the correct black space on the picture. This option doubles Ihe amount of puzzles you get for your money, and 30 puzzles for £26 is reasonably good value.
There are a couple of exlras which help make this package stand oul from ihe crowd. For instance, once a picture has been completed then the child's reward isn't just a completed picture. With Mickey’s Jigsaw Puzzle, you can click on (he 'film camera' icon which makes the picture come to life in animation - Disney at its best, in the eyes of a child. For the more advanced child, there's also a timer option which allows you 10 try and complete Ihe picture against the clock.
MickeyS ABCs - A Day at the Fair Mickey Memory Challenge Gone are Ihe days of searching out the corner bits in a heap of cardboard pieces; Disney Jigsaw puz- zles ore all done on screen, and they come to life once they are complete. Times, they are a thongin'.. This is a simple program, with no painful disk swapping and the menu (control panel) is a simple iconised affair that kids will quickly get the hang of. It may be a little basic, and a few more fancy options would be a boon, but it's a fun way to leant, and it's certainly more exciting for today's toddlers than traditional jigsaws. ©
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IT'S NO GOOD learning all about numbers if you don't know your ABC. And if you want to learn keyboard skills at the same time, this could be the answer. In this program Mickey intends to teach all about the alphabet, and the basic words that are essential to young and enquiring minds. In doing so. Players also become familiar with the keyboard. There's a choice of whether you wish to use upper or lower case letters. At school, children leant lower case letters first, but as keyboards are in upper case, there's simultaneous instruction on the two.
One of the painful elements about this, and Ihe rest of the programs in this collection, is the copy protection - the accompanying sheet is so difficult to read, and that's a frustrating way to start any game.
Once you are past that hurdle, the idea of the program is quite simple. By pressing a letter on the keyboard, you make Mickey perform a task beginning with the letter that has been pressed. Press B and he'll go and brush his teeth, or press F and he'll go to the fair. Once he's at the fair then if you press Z then Mickey w ill go to the courgette stand. Yes. In the States courgettes are called zucchini. A tricky spelling for five year old - and also one that they're not really ever going to come across or use. And before you ask what the devil a courgette stand is doing at a fair anyway.
It's a village fair, rather like a fete, that Mickey goes to - not a fun fair. You can't help thinking that the latter would have been more fun.
Each time Mickey goes towards an object, a small animation follows - if you press W the word 'water melon' comes up on screen and Mickey has a melon-eating contest with Donald Duck. The idea is good, and it will go a long way lo helping the child achieve the intended learning objective, but it is let down by unadventurous graphics - rather out of keeping with Disney's big screen reputation. © THIS IS IN a similar vein to the jigsaw puzzles in that it's a program based on a traditional game that has been transferred to the computer screen. It's centred around a kind of 'Snap' principle, where
you turn cards over one by one until you recognise two that are the same. And here, of course, the turning is done on screen.
You can set the level of difficulty depending on the age group using the program - w ith 8. 15 or 24 images (or cards) on the screen at one time. There are plenty of different categories to choose from, including matching pictures of everyday objects, or Disney characters. There are a few other extra gimmicks: you can play against a friend or the computer (who takes on the role of Goofy. Daisy or Mickey). The addition of the wild and bomb cards liven the game up somew hat.
It doesn't work as well as Mickey's liysaw Puzzle because there's nothing that makes it particularly different to the conventional game.
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PE006 KIDSPAINT Fab Irttie talkvg cWounng book.Y PE0078 LEARN A PLAY Maths spelling etc 5-10 yrs *Y PE009 STORYLAND 2 Save toyUnd from the witch' *Y PE010 TOTAL CONCEPTS ASTROMOMY Book on Wsk .Y PE011 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Book on a Wsk.v PE013 SIMON A SPACE MATHS Ta*xg maths program PE014 SPANISH FRENCH. GERMAN TUTOR-Not 600' PE015 TREASURE SEARCH fmd the lost treasure ' *Y PE016 COLOUR THE ALPHABET learn letters A colours' *Y PE018 TYPING TUTOR. Super sped Budget A Mscalender.Y PE019 DUNKS DTP A sort of DeskTopPuWisher for k*s -Y PE020 MATHS DRILL Good maths ksk for the young' . Y
PE021 4 SCIENCE Very good four disk sol'- (4)Y PE025 FRACTIONS A SILHOUETTES Good maths tutor. Y PE026 WW II FACTS Good historical proptam'. Y PE027 AMIGA BEGINNER Learn to use your machine. Y PE028 MATHS ADVENTURE Solvo questions to progress* Y PE03O2 DESKTOP GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC' *Y PE033 MATCH WITH HUMPTY Match the obpcts' * Y PE034 WORLD GEOGRAPHY Quite useful disk' *Y PE035 KIDS DISKI Supor lo learn reading' *Y BUSINESS PB001 AM 1C ASH bank management program. Y PB0023 ANALVTICALC Superb spreadsheet’. (2)Y PB004 Asl LABEL PRINTERS 3 o' the best.Y PBOOS BANKIN control your cheque
book' .Y PB006 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Nee program.
PB007 CLERK Complete accounts packaoe-Y PB008 DESKTOP PUBLISHER Simple to use *Y P9009 FLEXYBASE DATABASE Address keeper-Y PB011 MISC BUSINESS Geobme Grocery fan. CaC PB013 OED Smpio A effective te.t ed-Y PB014 RIM DATABASE Fully relational «.Y PB015 TEXTPtUS V3 00 The BEST Wordprocessor .Y PB017 VISICALC SPREADSHEET Simple to use.Y PB019 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts, letters . More-Y PB020 TEXT ENGINE 4 0 THE LATEST Verson !!! .Y PB021 AMIBASE PRO Powerful ©any to uso Dbas© *Y PB022 BBASE II v5 5 A fast A easy to uso database. Y PB023 FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED form creaton prog.Y PB024 LAST WILL A
TESTAMENTS Just m case '.Y PB025 EDWORD Brand new wordpro V good .Y PB026 AGRAPH Superb Program graphing data .Y PB028 LITTLE OFFICE Intergralod Wpro Sst Dbase.Gfx.Y PB029 ADDRESS PRINT Good label printing program' .Y PB030 THE MONEY PROGRAM Home accounting' -Y PB031 EASYCALC A superb new Fast spreadsheet* -Y PB032 PAY ADVICE Keep record o' payshps' .Y PB033 A BASE A shareware database program' -V UTILITIES ~Y~ m oA on A1200') A-GENE Good geneoiogy program . Y PU004ab A64 EMULATOR NEW VERSON 2 0 (2) PUO05 AMATEUR RADIO t imerest lo redo hams . Y PU012 Asl GRAFFiX UTILS graph** convenors etc*Y
PU013 ASI BOOT UTILITIES bootbloc* utikties • Y PU015 BIORYTHMS STARCHART 2 Good programs. Y PU021 C-LK3HT RAY TRACER Good program. Y PU022 CHEMESTHETICS molocuto displayor . Y PU037 D COPY The best PD disk cop*r A moro • Y PU039 DBW Tho foreunnor to Skulpt 3D "' * Y PU048 DYNAMITE FONTS II CulNPasto lontscroons Y PU049 DYNAMITE FONTS Mom CutNPaste Fonts Y PU055 ELECTROCAD DEMO circuit dos.gnor • PU058 FONTS AND RAM MANAGER BIG video fonts* PU059 FONTS A SURFACES Backdrops A fonts* Y PU062 GRAPHICS UTILITIES Various misc programs.Y PU063 HAMLAB PRO V2 OBConven VGA PC IFF HAM • Y PU064
HARDORIVE UTILS MRBackup A FixDtsk A more-Y PU065 ICONMANIA Program *ons A more '* Y PU066 ICONS Cramm packed with cons '* Y PU067 IMPLOOER V4 0 Megacruncfvng UW. Y PU071 JR COMM 1 02 Modem users comms package Y PU072 ME TALL ON UTILS Font Ewkxs A more uttt* Y PU07376 KING JAMES BIBLE OkJANew testaments (4). Y PU078 M-CAD Meet des r package E«ceHent . Y PU080 MESSY SID 2 Read Write C F4es Bnfcanf. Y PU083 MORSE PROGRAMS kx me -ad* hams Y PU0867 NORTH C 1 3 (2) Con ete C compiler A hbs» Y PU068 NORTH C 1 3 Thins tho packod I J.Sk verson'.Y PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR A new drivers. Y PU097
PRINT STUDO Vt 25 Prints p*t A text etc . Y Put 08 ROT A simple 3D drawing packaao Vory popular *Y PU 109*10 (2 disk) Structured clipart for Ppage . V PU112 3 SOMETHING FOR NOTHIN Video UtilsAFonls* Y PU115 ST EMULATOR Run Atari ST software " 2 Drives Put 17 SUPERKILLERS Virus Killers' You need this' .
PU121 2 TV GRAPHICS Dpamt backdrop«AFonts.(2) Y PU124 ULTIMATE ICONS Iconmaste- Iconiab.* Y Put2930 VIDEO APPLICATIONS Video utilities* Y PU136 ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR Now wrth sound * Put39 GRAPHICS CONVERTERS PC AM.gagt« Convener Put40 LITTLEBENCH File copier A utils Dot2 only PU143 OPTIUT1LS 1 Crammed M ' Get rt* Y PU144 OPTIUTILS 2 Get this Wsk too ' * Y Put49 ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER Veroboard designer Y Put5266 CLIPART SET 15 D«ks o' the BEST c*oan .Y PU167 MULTI-PLOT Superb (MU pkXtvig program • .
PU169 GELIGNITE FONTS CutNPaste fonts'* PU171 OPT COMMS 2 Ncomm 2 A more *Y PU172 WORD POWER So*ve AnagramsOosswords* Y Put 74 ASTRO 22 professional astrology now V2 42' -Y PUI75 GELIGNITE FONTS II Excellent IFF lonts.Y PU176 GELIGNITE FONTS III Moro W above".
Put77 8 BENCHMASTER Winoowsbonch A MessyskJ" PGC03 AIR WARRIOR Good fight Sim . (not A600') PGC06 ANTEP & SLOT CARS role playing gam*. V PG021 AtlC ATAC Really playable Qiime' « V PG026 CASTLE OF DOOM Exc*«©nt' Get it • Y PG028 COLOSSUS 4 WORLD Fab adventures '• V PG032 DRAGONS CAVE D4D stylo game Moga. Y PG034 ETERNAL ROME Strategy & DOMINOES* Y PG046 HACK Great text adventure mtocom style' *Y PG047 HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA N*e Tnvia Gamo' * PG048 HOLY GRAIL One ol the besl Texl advontures* Y PG0S3 LARN A superb text adventuro game * Y PG059 LORE OF CONQUEST space trading DAD gamo Y PG062 MENTAL
IMAGE i Gndrunner irtvadors A rebound* PG063 MORI A Class* adventure now version 5 4' *Y PG068 NO MANS LAND Hi tech war game shoot em up *Y PG071 POM POM GUNNER LA© beach head on the 64. Y PG072 PROPERTY MARKET Become a mdkonair© "' PG074 RETURN TO EARTH Ebte soace trading game* *Y PG079 SEALANCE A submarine strategy game *Y PG094 TRAIN CONSTRUCTION KT make own tracks.Y PgtOt THE INSIDERS CLUB Stocks A shares game PG110 SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE N*c© car racegame'.v PG121 A500* GAMES PACK 21 games to run on a p*us*Y PG127 AIRMANIA Super plattorm game Irom Addware * Y PG139 DUNGEONS OF MADROJ
E*ce*ont DAD game.Y PG1S3 WAR very good strategy arcade game.Y PG174 AMOS CRICKET Shareware c**fcot game t or 2plr* PG175 SPACETRAX 2 player shoot each other up game.Y PG178 MENTAL IMAGE 2 Three Excellent new games • PG181 STRIKE BALL Baseball typo gamo done m Amos .Y PG182 ETHOS Simple graphical advontuo Smbad stylo* Y PG183 CATACOOMBS great DAD stylo gamo VG GFX *Y PG184 FATAL MISSION Very good Shootemup gamo .
PG189 SPACE RESCUE Super scramble like shoot om up'* PG190 TOP SECRET An exe'ient quality plattorm game'* PG191 ACT OF WAR New space strategy game* *Y PG199 CASHFRUIT Nee fruit machine game1 *Y PG200 ALL ROUNOER CRICKET Now cncket game'.V PG202 3 IRON CLADS Good strateg* war game’(2)Y PG204 THRALL BOUND Text adventure with graph**'. Y PG205 SOCCER CARDS Footbal managed gamo'.Y PG214 LEGEND OF LOTHIAN Superb Ultima typo game"*Y PG2189 CLASH OF THE EMPIRES Super strategy*. Y PG220 MICROMARKET Vt 1 Good stock shares game* .v PG226 30 GAMES 3 games done 3d construction. Y PG227 IMP WALKER 3d
wafcer shoot em up A more *Y PG242 MR A MRS Great platform adventure game' *Y PG247 PICTURE TILES Nk» p*tu»e puzzle game * Y PG250 FRUIT SALAD Very nee platform game* * Y PG251 PARADOX A WHITE RABBIT Demos of CLR'.Y PG253 4 ZALYCON Shoot em up space gam* (2) *Y ASSASSINS GAMES PACKS!
The best selection of PD games ever assembled anywhere now all autoboot on A1200' (though not all games wr« tun)Someth ng lor everyone' Asl I Tanx. Rollorpede. A vatu 9 AMIGAlds otcU ASI 2 Invaders.Bally 2.Misstie command etc'.Y Asl 3 Mogaball A Dnp Superb gamepnek' .Y ASI 4 Frogger Go Moku.Cracker Jumpy otc'* Asl 5 Raid. Go Looly A Retakator.Y ASI 6 Pacman Downhtllchallenge WeHlr.x otc'* ASI 7 Moonbase. Tnx.Nghtworks Clauderunner'.
ASI 8 Arace2.HbaH.Snakep4 A Numberfumbler'.v ASI 9 Features Battle pong A Blizzard' * Y Asl tO Escape. Pipeline Pickout A Sys'* Asl 11 Dad Cormex.Reversi Towers A Tnppm.
Asl 12 Llamatron Car. Powerpong XFI Fab".
Asl 13 Twmtns Squambie Bkocfc it Ban etc'* Asl 14 ChmaChaSenge2 A Amga Cdumns'.Y ASI 15 Batrecars Lettnx A MambamoveY Asl 16 Wastelands M*s«n X Deaorma. Pacman -Y Asl 17 Tomcat. Detenda. Jetman Bugblaster. Y ASI 18 Henry in Pan* Skyflyer Omega race'* Y ASI 19 Growth.FrantcFreddy.Bplane A moro'*NOT600 Asl 20 Microbes Hollywood trrvia Co*n drop *Y ASI 2t Zous Tettrix Battlements A DrogonWos.Y ASI 22 Lemmingoids.Wizzys Quest Duel Mouthmnn.Y Asl 23 Quick money.BlP.Inteneron Arcadia* Asl 24 Revenge of camols Dux Croak 3dmazo etc'.Y ASI 25 Mr Br*k.Copper.hemeroids.E Typo-Y ASI 26 Superpacman 92
Smashtv Ash-do System 4etc* ASI 27 Addictive card games Realty good'* Y ASI 28 Doody. DrMano. Lnvadors2. Madbomber?.
Asl 29 DOG. Rome. Nova B-Bal. Atax. Quadra*Y ASI 30 Bounce A Blast. Total F*o Tank attack'.Y ASI 31 Arazmaz.Crazy pipe, revolution etc'* Y ASI 32 Blob. Sector one A Fighter' *Y Asl 33 Hyperball A War' 2 good games.Y ASI 34 Trailblazer. Yelp. Ob* Rushour' .Y ASI 35 P0.ng Snakep.1 Cybernet.. jump n roil.Y Asl 36 Mother lode. Wonderland. Kong Tactix'.Y Asl 37 Kiaktns. Ghostsh© Paccar eic-.Y Asl 38 One on One Bak y.Skyflyec2.Tran$ p»ani Y Asl 39 Lots of card games on this *sk' * V ASI 40 Disk fui of sWmg puzzle games'*Y Asl 41 Pacman deluxe. Horizon* Leap II etc* Asl 42 Gaiaga. Intuder aien Dogs m
space'* ASI 43 Interlock Roulette Octotheilo etc'.Y ASI 44 Nibbler.Mouse impossible Roll on etc* Y ASI 45 Dtns.Paccheese.B Castle Tosorao otc.Y ASI 46 Amiga Q. Crty.Checkers. Ouch etc' * Y ASI 47 Elevation. Furmyro.Cravo.Arena' * Y ASI 48 Pomt lo po»nt.P$ ycho santa etc* *Y ASI 49 Deathbrmger in space Sue 1 *2 etcl.Y ASI 50 Euphonon.Roach Motol.Balders grovo' *Y ASI 51 Lamors. Fighting Warrior Shapes' .Y ASI 52 Rockslide. Mouthman. A Nu' * ASI 53 Venus invaders.Mastermind etc' * Y ASI 54 Serene.Serene II A Car Wars' * Y ASI 55 CL-tns. Pacatac A Asteroids' * Y ASI 56 Stormeagie. Extreme Volence
A Tdes'.Y ASI 57 Poo-poo Dominoes Dizzy diamonds Squvm.Y Asl 58 Super ra* 4 Magnatron A Mawssae'.Y ASI 59 Turbo thrust GX200 A Leebngs' *Y Asl 60 pipe master2 A*en Hunter A Checkers' *Y Asl 61 Rattlesnake Running Chaser Scud Waster. Y Asi 62 P*ekne2 Mazemar A Up and Down ' .Y Asl 63 NauWus Frenzy A Dnve Iff *Y Asl 64 Obkvxwtab'i Breakout con kfl etc'.Y Asl 65 Paranoids Chess Word Puzzle Word search.Y Asl 66 Cow wars Asmasterm.no A Asokoban' .Y Asl 67 S*ege of the Beast.E Type II A Vektor'.Y Asl 68 Demolition Mission.Bounder A Atoms'.Y PU182 STOCK ANALYST Technical anaVs* program.Y PU183 AMYGEN
E.ceftem geneoiogy program.Y PU 185-8 COSMOPOLITAN FONTS (4) Packed w4h ton's-V PU189 TRONIK VIRUS KILLERS 21 v*us killers A docsY Put91 LANDBUHDER fractal land geoerator-Y PU192 SID 2 Get this 1 directory util •» MEGA .Y PU197 MOBED 2 Dpaim tor Sprites A bobs-Y PU198 VIDEO WIPES Masks A tades Dpamt 34 .Y PU202 CYCLOPS Weird Plasmalractal creator1 *Y PU203 SCOPE 184 uWs A dps tor Ppage Y PU205 PC TASK W*ked PC Emulator Get rt II! .Y PU207 MULTISID Combine SID2 A MultKJos(PC AMlGA).Y PU208 ASI HANDYTOOLS 3 mega compilation of uWs Y PU209 FRED FISH CATALOGUE contains FISH t 810 *Y PU211 AMIGA
PUNT A horse race predicting program'.Y PU212 PERM CHECK PLUS a pools prediction prog Y
• V PU213 RACE RATER Another horse raong program"-Y PU215
CAPTONATOR Superb shareware video Wfcng'.Y PU219 WBHACKS.
CoMecton o' hacKs tor • owr rs- Y PU221 225 6 COLOR ICONS
Hundreds of new cons .Y PU2267 C EYES FONTS For use * Dpa« WB
etc (2).Y PU229 JPEG 24 bn graph** compresscn uW *sk' -Y PU230
MORE PRINTER DRIVERS new prmter dnvers'.Y PU231 5 PAGESTREAM
FONTS 5 Osks super fonts'. |5)Y PU2367 SCOPE 1978 Adobe type
fonts 2 d-sks W *Y PU2389 M O R C Mouse operated rune
caster.orade '• PU240 FREECOPY VI 4 powerful disk copying
program'. Y PU241 CALORIE BASE Useful for people on a *et'.Y
PU243 ASPICE Circuit analysis program'.Y PU244 BON APPETIT This
» a rocipo database program'.Y PU245256 C MANUAL Latest version
on 12 d sks' 12 -Y PU257 61 PAGESTREAM FONTS 2nd set of
fonts'-Y PU262 RICHARD SMEDLEY COMP II Mortgages etc'.Y PU263
LYAPUNOV Fabulous A unusual tracta!s".Y PU264 8 OUTLINE FONTS
For Pro pagev3 ONLY'UY PU272 GOLF RECORDER Database for go!'
Scores'. Y PU273 PcoAMIGAS.rn.la' to MossysxJ. • docs'. Y PU274
TRONIC AD V1 0 Electron* orcu«l desqn'.Y PU278 GELIGNITE FONTS
IV Yes rryye l« fonts' PU279 V MORPH Yes finally a PD rnorphmg
prog". Y PU280 POOLS WIZARD Poo's predcbon save sab»ed.Y
PU282 ASI MULTIVISION 2 Imagelab Wasp A more.super.V PU283
CYCLING MILEAGE RECORDER Useful' -Y PU284 DART MACHINE Dart
score recorder' .
PU28S WORKBENCH 3 BACKGROUNDS 1200 ONLY' PU286 INSCRIPT Program for V Jeo tnkng' .Y PU287 NUMPAD Numer* keypad emulat*nS500 ONLY) PU288 ENGINEERS KIT Test your Amga system' -Y PU289 AUDO ANIMATION STUDIO Create your own' -Y PU290 TACK ANIMATION CONSTRUCTION KIT Good' *Y PU291 1200 WORKBENCH MACKS Useful utils' Y PU292 1200 UTILS1 Grf A PCX datatypes etc A must'Y PU293317 25 disks of Ham rad* software' (2S)*Y PU318 POWER UTILS Ums written m Can Do' *Y PU319-23 OUTLINE FONTS For Pro page 2.1 or 3'(5)*Y PU324 WINEMAKER Database tor winemakers' .Y ANIMATIONS PA039 ERIC S AMY VS WALKER Cute A sexy'
1 SM Y PA040 ERIC S BATMAN vs JOKER Very funny'".Y PA042 ERIC S COYOTE STRIKES BACK tmg too' • PA043 ERIC S MORE AEROTOONS Very witty Y PA045 ERIC S STEALTHY II Mo-29 vs Stealthy '.Y PA0534 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Tron arwnation.
PA072 THE JUGGLER A das** arr*ga demo'. Y PA074 THE WALKER v» The Hehcooter Mega '. Y PA07S THE WALKER vs A2000 A dass* ' . V PA066 FRACTAL AN'MATON M saeen low ftymg arwn.Y PA091 3 GAS TUR8INE STEAM A PETROL ENGINE (3).Y PA094 AMV JOGS V ALKS A SNEEZES by E SchwatZ -V PA095 HOW TO RUN INTO A WALL by Er* Schwartz' .Y PA099 ATF AGILITY new ES arum, very wCy as usual-Y PA 100 VTOl CONTEST Check out this new ES arum 1 .Y PA101 DOLPHIN DREAMS Great Dolphm arum' . Y PA103 4 KINGFISHER 2 Superb bird animatons'. Y PA106 7 THE JOURNEY Fab tracta' pcs A amm«2).Y PA 109 SATURN ORBIT Ray traced flight
around Saturn.Y PA118 3 SCHWARTZ Skyd-vo.Sofl landing A bomber' .Y Pat 19 STEAM ANIMATION V2 0 Now wim sound' .Y PA 120 TWO STROKE PETROL ENGINE Super anim.Y PA121 BOAT ANIM Colourful anim.fast on 1200'.Y Pat22 3 THUNDERBIRDS ANIM N*e animation' (2).Y PA 124 ANIM COMP 10 mini animations compilation' *Y PA 125 CRAZE E GlOO 3 pah glue animation’ .Y PA 1267 PHOTONIC DREAMS Room A Star anmvitions' -Y PA 128 CAN IT ANIMATION Adventures Of Alvin areosol.Y PA 129 OWL MAN ANIMATION Amusmg I.We arvm'.Y PA130 CERT ANIMATION Plant eats Butler*, awn' .Y Pat31 40 tOiksk set Steve Packer arvmsliiOO ONLY)
AGATRON AGAOt RED LOTUS Somnmg down the road Fantast* ’.Y AGA03 STAR TREK Shuttle By past Great ' 1m .Y AGA09 STAR WARS Fghter *y by moreswe lm .Y AGA10 STAR TREK Enterpr e m Or, dock IncredOle.Y AGA23 FLEET MANOEVRE Stunnmg ammabon' 1m .Y AGA24 KULI PEN ar-mabon A Pmg pong Great' lm .Y AGA25 THE RUN a superb car chase tmg .Y AGA31 PORSCHE arvm nvng out O' table 1 mg .Y AGA36 BIRD OF PREY loop the loop anmabon 1m .Y AG A3 7 TOBIAS GOES KNACKERS Check ttvs out Mm .Y AGA38 TOTALLY WiCKED 1 Shuttle A Enterpr.se (2 MEG)JY AGA3953 AGATRON SPECIAL' Yes. A 15 d«k amm'.Y AGAS4 62 AGATRON SPECIAL' a 9
disk an.m. fans only.Y POWERANIMS PP0012 ANTI LEMMINGS (2) This is Brilliant' 2M PP003 AT THE MOVIES Cuto an.m of Amy squirrel t 5M.Y PP011 12 DATING GAME (2) Very witty'. Get it 3 5M' PP016 GULF WAR Another ES producton' Good 2M' Y PP02527 STATION AT KHARN (3) incredWe 2M demo Y PP04643 AT THE MOVIES II (4) Hilarious ' 1mg 3mg PP044.45 AMY V WALKER II (2) Another witty £S demo 3M PP046 SWEET REVENGE Coyote vs Roadrunn«r ' t Smg.Y PP050 UNSPORTING W*kod aerowon by Schwartz. 2M Y PP051 2 CMARLY CAT Super Shwartzkke cartoon* 2mg Y PP0S34 CHARIY CAT AT THE BEACH 2nd fab amm Jmg'Y PP057 9 CHARLY
CAT CATCHES A CANARY Fab' 3MG PP0603 CHARLY CAT MOUSTERMtND Great' 3 SMG PP064 DUNCAN DUNG BEETLE Unusual 2mg arwnato"' V PP06S6 CHARLY CAT SNOW JOKE Latest arem 2mg . Y PP0679 SPEED LIMIT 3n« mowcyde race' . Y 3) PP070 1 LEMMINGS REVENGE Very amusmg anen' 2mg Y PP074 6 G I SPY 3mg amm from chart* cat author' (3) PP07784 THE HAUNTED Tremendous ammaw n.3mg'(8) PP0857 THE AD Strange swahzlAe ammaton' 3mg (3) PP0889 SPORTING DOO DOO N*e new ammabon* 2mg 2) PP090 1 ROADMOG ANIM Very turn, 2n« ammaton«(2)Y PP091.2 SPAR TREK Amuvng ammaton 2meg (2)Y PP09396 DUNKS BACK New Duncan amm.5 d*sks 4 mg'
PP099100 AT THE FLIX Charke cat again' (2) 2mg DEMOS PD068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absdutely bnfcant'. Y PD13034 ALCATRAZ OODESSY Awesome" Ok on 500. « PD159 ANARCHY IN THE KITCHEN Some good FX Fab'.
PD164 DESIRE MENACE Good Psycho ravo demo . V PD165 DARK DEMON Mega new demo get it. Y PO170 PIECE OF MIND Good 3D vector effects .
Pot 71.2 SILENTS EXPOSE(2) incre «)ie Get it '• Y P0177 8 TRSI TIME ZONE New some good effects'.Y PD181 CINEMORPH Fab morphng of 4 faces' tmbcfvp'.Y Pot82 SPACEBALL Absolutely bri needs imeg cNp'.Y Pot83 DIGITAL LETHAL EXIT Good vectors demo' .Y P0184 ANOROMEDA MlNDRlOT Very good vector demo' Y P018S6 ANDROMEDA MIRROR Fab Mus* & Graph**'.Y PD187 HOY AGA DEMO 1st 1200 derr* a must1 1200 ONLY P0188 SANITY WORLD OF COMMODORE Super demo.Y PO18990 SILENTS DEMON DOWNLOAD Fab demo' ,2 *Y MUSIC DISKS PM001 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES 100 fab 64 tunes'* PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four WICKED song*. Y PM012
AmiGADEuS CLASSICAL E«e Ktemer etc * Y PM022 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC Bach. Handel etc *Y PM027 D MOB MUSIC 3 House mus* 'em,., good' * PM03034 DIGITAL CONCERT* 2-6 Excellent house dance PM035 DIGITAL DEBUSSY Fab Rob Baxter conversions'.Y PM036 DIGITAL OEBUSSYIl dass* Debussy mus*'. Y PM058 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL FuH of ch© muS*'*Y PM059 MANIACS OF NOISE This s brHkant'.
PM082a82b VIVALOl • FOUR SEASONS (2) V Good '* Y PM0908IMOZART HORN CONCERTO 4 by H Gammon. Y PM092 PIANO TUNES Nine piano songs good • Y PM 122 4 PLAYSID 2 (3) You must get PM 125 PLAYSID me RobHubbard MamacsOtNdse . Y PM137 KEFRENS MEGAMIX II Very good " dance mu**'.
PM 150 DESKTOP HARPSICHORD RECITAL Class**' • Y PM155 VINE G RAVE 5 more good rave tracks'" .Y PM'6i CYBERNETIX 19 songs packed on 1 Os*'.
PM 162 MORE MED TUNES Fab tunes by Alex Starr©.'.Y PM163 OCTASTUFF Some good 8 track tunes' . Y PM 164 OCTAROCK 30 More 8 track 4 3d d*jh*s'.Y PM 1656 NUTCRACKER SU'TE Super rendhxjn*. Y PM 167 8 JESUS ON ES Crar. Rave mus* demo' . 2 PM 169 BRAINSTORM MUSlCLANO N*e mus* Os*' PM 1702 LUNATICS INFINITE DREAMS Great mus*H3).Y PM 173 CDTV MUSIC Super graph*s A sound 8 tracks' SLIDESHOWS PS002 ADVANCE HAM Realty stunmng '. Y PS013 BORN TO BE FREE wild an.ma* *Y PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE Superb See these '* PS045 KELLY SS Some quakty HAM p*tures *Y PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM 640.512 4096 cokx p*s.
PS062 NW OYNAMIC HAM Nk W.H.ams Suporb quai-ty * PS072 SUPER HAM CARS Th.s is a must Mega'. Y PS086 SONIC 5 Suporb D HAM 4096 colour p«s.
PS 103 DYNAMIC HIRES 2. 4 fantasbc quai-ty p*tures'.
MUSIC UTILS PTOOt ALGORYTHMS Create weed rmo tunes PT002 ART OF MED Exce«ent '. Y PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR 250 patches ' .
PT009 K1 IFF SAMPLES Fabulous san©les .
PTO11 KAWAI K1 eotor for patch changes' PT012 KAWAI K4 eOtor as above' PT013 MED 3 2 Eicetent mus* seq -Y PT015 MID' DISK Vanous no stuff • PT020 ST-01 ST-10 Sanpies- Rmg for detais PT021 SOUNOTRACKER 2 6 Exceflent. Ok plus'.Y PT0256 7 8 ST 90 93 SAMPLES Stud* quakty. Y PT029 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER tor DX7 synths' PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER for th© above ' PT031 2 3 ST 87 89 3 ks*s ful '.Y PT034.5 ST 97 6 98 More samples '.V PT038 YAMAHA DX100.TX81Z. DX27.0XI1 6 FB01 odrtors PT040 OCTAMED V2 8 channel MED sequencer'.
PT041 NOISE PLAYER 4 0 Multitasking module player.
PT042 START IFF SAMPLES Superb Get lh.s d.sk'*Y PT0415 HOUSE SAMPLES 3 disks full of house samples' PT046 AUDIO MAGIC3 Super trackers *Sk. Ok on 1200.Y PT047 AUDIO MAGIC4 More Superb mus* programs' . Y PT048 52 MOOUIES 5 disks of large mus* modules'.Y PT05057 METAL MOOULES 5 disks heavy rocfcmetal' *Y AMOS PD APD036 AMOS UPATER LATEST VERSON NOW,' 36 * Y APD237 SHAPES Excellent kids game *Y AP0257 CASSETTE LABELLER * MIXED SOURCE*Y APD271 WIZARDS DOMAIN grapNcai adventure*Y APD347 NOTEBOOK 4 ShOpP'.NG LIST Easy to use '* Y AP0363 FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE Latest verson'.Y APD373 COMPILER 1 36
UPDATE. LATEST compeer '.V APD382 AMOS HANGMAN Good vers*n of the game' * Y APD38S CHASER RATTLESNAKE 4 MAZEMAN Games'.Y APD451 NOODY S PLAYTIME Educational demo' *Y APD458 TOP OF THE LEAGUE Football manager'.Y APD466 AMOS PRO UPDATER VI .12 Just mM" *Y NEW!
PG255 KINGDOM AT WAR N*e strategy war game'.Y PG256 LCD DREAMS 4 small LCO games' *Y PG257 THE FUNHOUSE Engma.Thundertron 4 a slide'*Y PG258 AGA TETRIS 1200 tetns game 4 more' Y PG259 PICTURE PUZZLE Solve picture pgsows'.Y PE036 FIREWORKS ALPHA8ET Good for luds' .V PE037 HOORAY FOR HENRIETTA Superb preview'*Y PE038 HENRIETTAS BOOK OF SPELLS Fab preview'. Y PE039 COLOUR IT Exeltent ktOe cdounng pad'.Y PB034 ILLINOIS LABELS Super label program'.Y PB035 BUDGET V1 34 manage personal Wees'* PB036 CHECKBOOK ACCOUNTANT V2.01 Superb' *Y PU325 EZASM LAZ. 4 A68K Proyammers Osk' * PU326 PLOTTER Plots two
*mens*nal function©'*Y PU327 8 X BENCH an round replacement' (2) * PU329 BCFORTRAN77 Programmer* development system.
PU330 SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Lws useful for 1200 Y PA141 STIRLING II ENGINE Another fab engine a vm'.Y PD191 3 ALPHA OMEGA 2 3 *s* extravaganza' (3) P01946 DETONATION 3 osk p* 4 arart set'(3).Y PD197 MOBIL DESTINATION UNKNOWN by SpacebaBs.Y PM 174 CLASSIC WORKS Gneg 4 Bach classics' .Y PM 175 SONIX MUSIC Some nice scores here'(k adwO).Y ORDERING MADE EASY BY POST send your Name. Address & Older details with a Cheque i PO IMO lo any ol the companies listed BY PHONE Coll us with youi cord number and details tor a 1st class service All ma|or cards accepted PD PRICES I 5 disks £2.00 per disk • 6 25
disks £1 25 per disk • 26 ot more disk ore still only 99p pet disk POST * PACKING UK - 50p . UK Recorded Delivery El .00 • Europe -25p per disk • Rest ot World *50p per disk REMEMBER We stock Fish I 850, Tbag 174 Amos. Scope. Snag. Amicus. AMIGAs & lots more superb PD disks!!
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I CLE14 TOTAL CONCEPTS ECOLOGY Total I Concepts Ecology will give you and your children an | enthralling overview of the most important 'o'ogy" in I out lives. This alternative way of teaming about I Ecology enables you to flip through pages cf text.
I click onto words to get more information and contains I superb graphics Supplied on 3 disks priced 4.99 * I CLE15 FAST FRET By Keith Klatworthy. This program is a guitar scales tutor the vory thing for the budding lead guitarist1 Will play the scales through the Amigas I sound chip with ajustment of speed for every level of I skill required1 There are many exercises in many I scales so you loo can become ihe next rock legend' I Supplred on one disk priced 3.50 - I CLE16 KINGS & QUEENS A History lesson on all of I the Kings & Queens of England Since recorded I history' Allows you to read 4
examine the royal tamiiy I tree & is complete with many pictures' 1 Find out how they lived and died and what I contributions they made to society 4 their country | Supplied on 2 disks priced 4 50' • CLE17 THINGAMAJIG This program is an electronic ligsw with easy or hard levels! There are 24 potures on the disk and you have to place the pieces in the correct place on the screen' There s also a help faoifty on the disk, a very good educalionai program from Lon Tucker' Comes on 1 disk and is priced 3 50 • ' CLE18 WORK 4 PLAY There are thro© educational I games on this d'Sk. CLICK CLOCK IS 3
clock program I to help children learn the time. FUNTIME TABLES is I a program for learning the multiplication tablos. And I finally LETS GO SHOPPING teaches children simple I multiplication 4 division' Very colourful and attracfive I educational disk' Comes on i disk priced 3 50 • J CLE19 PLAY IT SAFE This program teaches safety «n the home or ouldoors' Help Teddy make your homo sale as it has been invadod by mischievous beashos I There are 5 dangors m each location 4 9 locations' I When you make something safe you are rewarded I wilh part of the picluro ot tho beasi o' Vory good for I kids
01 3 • 10 years' Comes on 1 disk priced 3 50 • ' CLE20 BIG TOP FUN Four good programs on this d'Sk. Thee is a speoch option which may be turned on or off' WORD BALANCE is a chikJs reading aid. In MATCHPLAY you must match pairs of cards.
I BALLOON BURST .& a word recognition program 4 I SEAL A GRAMS is a spelling program' This piogram I comes on 1 disk 4 is priced 3 50 • CLE01 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Have your children ever wanted to know about the ancient world of the dinosaur ? If so. Then this is for you an interactive encyclopedia covering |urass c triassic S creataceous periods complete with pictures and information. This program is plus compatible and comes on 2 Disks £4 50 * CLE02 TOTAL CONCEPTS GEOLOGY Th.t titlo is the second m the series of quality programs by Chris hill, using the GoldDiSk Hyporbook sysfom. It will
guide you and your children on an interactive guided tour through the incredible world of volcanos, rocks and minerals the program is very simple to use ' Geology is on 2 Disks £4.50 * CLE03 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM Now our most popular title ¦ This one invites you to team alt about the solar system, with information on a" of the planets & systems with pictures supplied by Nasa.
This is a superb educational package for children & adults This tihe is so big it is supplied on Three disks and is priced at only £4.99 * CLE05 A CHORD So you wani become Ihe next Eric Clapton then this is just what you need ' This program will teach you nearly every angle guitar chord including lingering lechmiquos. It will even play the chords usmg the amigas built m sound chip A must tor every single guitar player beginner and experts alike. Price £3 SO • CLE08 NIGHT SKY A superb introduction to the constellations, this program features over 1500 stars, and tho sun moon slars S planets can
be displayed as seen from any part of the Earth’ Large scrolling screen, mouse or koyboard controlled. C »ck on any displayed object tor information This superb title Comes on i disk & is priced at 3.50'* CLE11 LET S LEARN V 1.1 For children ot about 5 to 7 years ot age. Each pad progresses through five levels of difficulty, when a level is satisfactorily completed then a picture of a farmyard is displayed & a new animal introduced' Try Sums. Tunes Codes.
(numbers) . Opposites & Squares' The program also has a print option' 1 disk 3 50 * CLE13 HOME BREW This •$ a superb program for ihe croation ol homo made wmes If covers an the details of fermentation, bottling & storing ol the wine A selection ol recipes tor many different winos can be tound on the disk & there is an option for printing the recipies out lo a connected printer' This program comes or t d'Sk and is priced at 3 50 • CLE25 CHORO COACH by Keith Klatworty. This i6 a very good introduction into learning the piano' Will teach you any chord on the keyboard including Maiors. Minors.
Sevenths, augmented diminished etc' Allows you to hear the chord through the Amigas sound chip 4 will sot tests to see how you navo progressed' ’ disk 3 50. * CLE32 SPITFIRE by John Dell of Groendell Technologies. A superb book on a disk featuring the legendary WWH Spitfire fighter aircraft' Learn tho story of how the machine was designed and built and
- how it helped defoat Hitler s Luftwaffe Many helpful picluros
are on the disks, showing the aircraft's ovolution Comes on 2
disks 4 50 .
CLE33 MESSERSCHMITT BF 109 by John Dell ot Groendell Technologies. Learn all about tho traditional arch rival to the Spitfire the German Messerschmitt 109' Another supe'D book on a disk giving dota ied information about this historical aircraft how it was bullt.engmes used etc PC versions ot these programs available soon' 2 disks 4 50* CLU03 TYPING TUTOR A program here now for all you budding office Clerks, learning to type can be a real pain, lessons cost a tortune. Bul not when you have an AMIGA ' This piogram will tako you step by step through a full typing course, showing where to place
your fingers and lots more. Before long you'll be able to type as fast as I can ' Price £3.50 » fB Suptrb bookj on a dirk, ail you need foe English Literature initio*’ ok 500+400.12001 SHAKESPEARE!
LIT I Midsummer nights dream. Macbeth, Julius Caever.Anthonv Sc Cleopatra.
LIT 2 At you like it. Lovers complaint. Cymbclioc. Hamlet.
I-IT 3 Romeo A Juliet. Pav.iorvaic pilgrim.PhocnU A Tunic .Sonnets. Coriolanuv LIT 4 Twrlth night. Venu% A Adorn*. Trot hit A Crettida. Love labour* lo*r LIT 5 Two Gentlemen of Vcrona.A Winter* ule.Rapc of Lucrccc.Pcrcelc*. LIT 6 Othello.Moch ado about nothing. Measure for measure LIT 7 Henry the Sixth (Pan* 1,2, A 3) LIT 8 Henry the Fourth (Pan* 1*2) Henry the Fifth.
LIT 9 Richard the Second. Richard ihe Third IJT10 Henry the Eighth. King John. King Lear LIT 11 The Tuning of the Shrcw.Thc TcmpcM.Timon of Alhem.Tiniv Aodronku* LITI2 All* «*ell.Comedy of crrorvMcichaM of Vetuce.Mcrry wire* of Windsor.
LIT 13 WORKS OF MILTON I Paradise Lost.
LITI4 WORKS OF MILTON 2 Poem*. Sonnet* etc UtlJ WORKS OF HOMER The llliad (2 disks) LIT16 WORKS OF HOMER The Odyssey LITI7 MARK TWAIN Tom Sawyer LIT I* MARK TWAIN The Prince & the Pauper UT19 LEWIS CARROLL Alice .n Wonderland & Alice Through the looking glass.
5 AVAILABLE: l£07 rOTAl CONCEPTS FRESHWATER FtSWINO Uam liehmg' .• 9W * SO - LE09 WORDS a LADDERS Good txogram ' 7 Cxayert ’ *** 3 SO -
• IF to BASICALLY AMIGA Extensive gvnto to A rsgaOo*' 3 diuKa *
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4. E1? ALPHABET TEACH Simota to understand apafUng ' 3 50 -
;tE?1 JKMANIA Jigsm tolvmg t tomDucM'i ea(’ 1 (H* 3 SC' •
A. E37 C A T T Superb Tatot 'Boding programi 3 duXa 4 901 * LOO’
VIDEO TITLER Craau. Amoom aeroiwg vWao to**' «3 50' .
LUC2 FISH INDEXER Groat oauoas* kx 1h* Fred F«h Ubrary't di*» 3 SO .
:i U04 Al PMACiRAPH Good program kx producing Bar ft Rm chart* ate' 3 50 - lUM WORO FINDER croaiwonj ft anagram vyev ft dictionary ? DiMa * SO • .1UW PlAV ft RAVE2 UuK motXMB tin**. R oal* your own tui«e*i2 diaXu 4 SO.
.LUtO POWER ACCOUNTS G*narata acroum etowmont* niwma ate' 3 SO • ;iU’’ CALC Vi 3 Vary utatui KXMdaftMt program 1om» 3 SO • ;LUt3 DATOS A pow*"u- easy so uu aeiobaoa many lanlira* i dux 3 SO - XU’* STOCK CONTROLLER *a p tree*. Oi your uku t dirt 3 SO .
.LU'5 EPOCH vi Mow powwrtu calendar W Amg«.i?99 yi diary i W»»3S0 • ;tU’6 CROSS StiTCH Var, good naaotawom program1 * dirt 1 SO' • XU’ ’ LC'0 FONTS Nc* toms lot you Star iC’0 puritan i rta» 3 SO • WEIRD SCIENCE: Sapofr 25b txAotn hire* nutair*! L2l*»only!
Order not: M'SAGA * 5 WEIRD SCI ESC E SUPER IIAM: FniitjM* 2fiS*V colian lute* nyirxrd A digitmrd pwlarcvl luinfl) any dHfcnM Ut the 24 bn rntpuuH. Dum In PC Onxnmg fnend* and wakh them ween!
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WSAGA6 JPEG loader!! TbH did. O-ttmo* 7 jpn pklun which unpack in ram IndKpla) a* Nupctham K on a 1200 4000 machine!! BrUllanl!
CYNOSTIC SLIDESHOW VIJ Fab Mi pic*!!
KEITH RHODES PICS RrWiaiu fama** Ai;. pfc JPEG 2d BIT PICS!
An arru mg 12 did* full id NtHom 2* bit pun by Mk*hcl Ripi' KemrmN-i yno owl Un. 4 nm ft »«v k«n uf » MK, ( Il HUM ( OMPAC1 IIIS( S!
CLUlft LCJOO FONTS Font* tor you. LC200 ormhr' ’ da* 3 SO CLU10LC24 «ONTS Font* lor your Star 24 pin prxilar 1 dox 3 SO' • CLU20 CANON BJ10 Suoa. Font* tor your Cannon Buttro*: ’ d *» 3 SO • CLU21 INVOICE MASTER Son oul yoix ir*vow* 1 dw* 3 SC • CLQOS TRUCKIN ON A true* drmcg ft management s.mUabon 2 0-*X» * SO - ClQ08 DRAGON Ta.ES Supart uwrwon and vary addcfrv* ' d *. 3 SO • ClQOB MOTOR OUEl A g-eai 3d car lacirg chaamg shooting gamo 1 On*. 3 SO- ClOlO FUTURE ShOCK GjOb p* mi. Rvougfi tha mara' i dit* 3 SO .
CLO” ALL GUNS 0LA INO 2 pioyor cm gam ovam ..«• ’ diti 1 SO - CtO’2 BULLDOZER BOB Cm*’ *cr*an o' coKnxao tUoe*» i 0i»* 3 SO .
ClOt3 PARADOX Anoinar Qood puma gam ' ’ aiak 3 SO • ClG'S SPLODGE THE ESCAPE Good puut* *orw ww-. I uu 3 50- CLG’ 7 IMBRIUM Dav OF RECKONING £«•»•« 0 aph c aovomurc i dm* 3 SO- CLO’V STELLAR ESCAPE oeoi wxoamg *hoot mid'J 9tu a OT • CLG21 FLOWER POWER G'O* Njara oa'ora tha Dug* aa« mam on. 1 SO .
CL0 3 MARVdr THE MARTIAN * «vara typa gam* coOoci xayl ale" 04* 3 SO .
CLG24 EASV MONE * A luC-m "g.i machma vrVM' (Nor 0O» 2 or 3) 3 SO CLG25 white RABBIS 'M» « a good purna i o.»* 3 SC Superb ( I) nun* fur vour C HI ... A«70 ud.t .hi rlfHc1 I IlHI) I tcjrtnre* Fred Fisli I-f»fdl. Hundreds nl mmK inudulev & much much inure! 19.95 5 I) I A l F M »l»|sK iHer MMI mrgibiln of d« inos.
Sumpk-v cumes. Dipurl. Jninuiliuns & HMMI m«Miul*-s lu plac’ 19 95 i DPI! 2 I his « I) coaUift* Fred Fish MI-760. Hi* Scnoe lihrurv 1-220, Ihe AII20 archivi-v mu h iih.i ' 19.95 CIASSIC CLIPART (Mock A WhUn (Okay on A1200 A4000.)
I hr clipart In Ihit collection it ¦ tn high quality.
Huge bitmap». Many greater than an Amiga hirei term.
• or wif in Dpainl or DTP packaget. Each dnk autoboon II a
thdr hn» allotting you lo lira the entire bitmap St mining the
mouse" Prices per dnk!)
KKI01 Wl IU»IN(iS Super wcddmi; ihp.trl, 2dkk ! KI02 HOI SKS 2 disks pictures ..f mansiims etc!.
K I04 KM.K.IOI S 3 disks full .d h..h clipart!.
KI0J WHI MK( K n World war II planes!.
RI05 IKN 2 disks full of men al work!.
K 106 WOMFN 2 disks lull of women dips!- R107 KIIIS 2 disks containing kids clipart!* 'HI OX HI SIVF.SS Disk full of office clipart!.
KI09 IIHICK Another oHke type disk!.
RTI0 SI I DFMS I aits of student tipc pics!.
RTII SAI.KTIMF. Mans useful logos etc!- R I 12 XMAS .'disks of mas related pics!- R 113 PI NCII 3 disks of cartoon pics! .
'R I I4 'MM AI.S Fantastic quality pictures!- 'R 115 CATS Only 12 pii but super quality!* 'RTI6 SII.IIOI KTTKS IX super silhouctti*s!.
R 11? SCHOOI-S 2 disks of school pictures!* 'R IIX B'HIKS Clipart on a bahi Iheine!* 'R IIV SPOR1 2 disks full of sport pictures!.
'R I 20 on MPIC Another spori tipedisk!- 'RI21 MFDIC'I. 2 diske full of medical clipart!* 'RT22 SK'I.IFF Pictures from the Ocean!* 'R12.* UKCORATIA K MONTHS I for every nHinth* 'RI24 WACKY Funny comic type clipart!* 'R125 HOI.IHAYS Holiday Cvpe pkturrs!* 'R I 26 KANNFKS 2 disks full of banners!* NEW! COLOURED CLIPART! NEW!
.1 suporb collection ot coloured clipart.
, in Ham mode (4096 colours,
• 16 colours Can do loaded into L or any otner package accepting
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FAX: 0535 667 469 FAX 0983 821 5 9 9 F A X:0 9 1 5 8 7 119 5 Canon BJ-1OSX Printer ¦ £227.99 ¦ Canon CANON HAVE BEEN suspiciously quid since the launch of the first Btibblcjet printers at the beginning of this decade. The BJ-IOEX and BJ300 achieved an elusive Amiga Format Gold in the printer round-up way back in issue
39. But now. The silence has been broken, w ith two brand new
models for the range.
138 JULY 1993 The BJ-IOSX replaces the BJ-IOEX as the entry-level machine. Its housing is a cream- coloured box. Approximately a foot wide, eight inches deep and just under two inches high when closed. There has been a re-design since the days of the BJ-IOEX and the case is now more rounded, w ith a slight bulge at the front.
The lop cover folds up to double as a sheet feeder, and an optional fifty sheet feeder can fit on the back of the printer. It can either Ire powered from a rechargeable battery (which should last for about 40 minutes of solid printing) or from a (supplied) V transformer.
Phoenix also provide a PD printer driver (although Workbench 3 includes a driver for the BJ-10 which works fine wilh this printer) The BJ-IOSX has Epson LQ emulation.
The ink cartridges embody the print head, and are therefore rather expensive, so the printer costs considerably more to run per page than a dot matrix printer. Of course, there are obvious benefits over the dot matrix in terms of speed and print quality, both of which arc dramatically enhanced on a Bubblejet machine
- hut there's still a slight trace of banding on the page caused
by the multiple passes of the print head. The Bubblejet is also
much quieter than any dot matrix, with only a slight back
ground hum to tell you that it's printing.
CANON BJ-IOSX and BJ-200 PRINTERS are available from Phoenix Computer World 0532 350091 If anyone could. Canon have... established a reputation for producing high quality inkjet printers which don't cost the earth.
So are the new BJ-200 and BJ-1 OSX worthy members of the Canon printing squad?
Richard Baguley plugs 'em in and wears 'em out.
The print quality is very close lo that of a laser; the blacks are solid, although lightweight papers can be flooded by the ink.
And can wrinkle when the ink dries. These, however, are minor problems, and a bit of experimentation with various paper slocks should find one that satisfies.
Canon BJ-1 OSX A great printer for lighter workloads or portable use. The print quality is excellent, although it’s not the quickest printer on earth.
Recommended.
FT- L 95% Canon BJ-200 Printer ¦ £349.99 ¦ Canon colour files. The driver included with Workbench 3 works up to the printers highest resolution (360 dots per inch).
This printer is designed for fairly heavy use and its extra speed (173 characters per second) will be most welcome. It's not as fast as a laser, but for the price, it's hard to beat. 'Z) Canon BJ-200 This is an excellent desktop printer which can produce truly stunning results. It's not as fast as a laser, but the quality is easily comparable, and the built-in sheet feeder makes life easier. At this price, it's excellent value for money.
THE BJ-200 IS a desktop printer, sharing the same print mechanism as the BJ-IOSX.
However, it's slightly faster, and includes a super high quality mode'. This improves the density of the black print, but it uses more ink.
The printer comes with a 50-shect paper feeder, useful for outputting long reports. This is located at the rear of the machine, and a tray folds out at the front to catch the paper.
The BJ-200's print quality is similar lo the BJ-IOSX. Although super high quality mode adds a further depth to the blacks, making it hazardous to use with lightweight paper. The banding effect is less pronounced than on the BJ-IOSX. The printer has Epson emulation, and in conjunction with Wolf Faust's Print Studio, produces stunning printouts from 256 PERIPHERALS Is your A1200 disappearing under a mass of wiring?
Richard Baguley looks at a hefty-looking desk tidy.
IF Yoll HAVE CONNECTED several peripherals lo your Amiga, you will be more ihan familiar wilh the rats' nesl of cables that accumulate at the rear of the machine. Add a monitor and a printer to your set-up. And you w ill soon be running out of desk space, w ith a profusion of cables and boxes all over the place. What's needed is something which helps organise the cables and gives you somewhere to stuff them.
The A1200 control centre composes of three units: a base w hich sits over the A1200 and forms a shelf for an external floppy, a lop unit which is for the monitor, and a printer shelf which attaches to either side of the other two units. Together, these three units are approximately three-feet long, seven-inches high and just over a foot deep.
The base unit sits over the A1200 in a similar fashion to previous models for the A500. W ith all of the cables that attach to the rear of the Amiga hidden underneath the shelf.
If you don't need lo change the various connections at the rear of the machine, this isn't a problem. But if you need to unplug the printer and plug in a digitiser, this could be a real pain. The only way to get access to the rear of the Amiga is to lift off the entire control centre, which involves taking off the monitor, printer, and so on. I can't sec any reason why this shelf couldn't be designed lo allow the Amiga to be slid forward, giving you access to the various ports at the rear.
The monitor shelf is at a good height, and easily bears the weight of heavy monitors such as the Commodore I960. Unfortunately, with the computer underneath this shelf, it's easy to sit too close to the screen when typing, which probably isn't good for the eyes. The shelf isn't really deep enough to allow you io push the monitor back far. So you're rather stuck with the monitor in this position.
There's also a stand for a printer - sold as a separate unit for £31.95 - which can sit on either side of the main unit, and it's big enough lo cope with most dot-matrix printers. If you have a printer that can feed paper through the bottom, the shelf has a convenient hole so you can place a big box of paper below it.
On the whole using this control centre is a good way of tidying up your Amiga and its peripherals, but it would only be really useful for set-ups which don't change much. Taking out cables from the rear of the machine is a real pain. O MU 75% A1200 Control Centre Control Centre ¦ £39.95 ¦ Premier Micros 139 led cupwith coverdisks?
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Children con interact with the story as Alistair is kidnapped by aliens in this educational CD program.
Alistair in Outer Space Educational CD ¦ £24 99 ¦ Altered Images ALISTAIR IN OUTER SPACE is available Irom Altered images 071-934 3456 142 PROBABLY THE MOST obvious application of multimedia is the ‘interactive storybook' - a combination of text, pictures and sound in which the reader can take part.
Alistair in Outer Space is the latest program of this type, and tells the story of a young boy who is abducted by an alien spacecraft before being whisked off into the cosmos and is finally brought back in order to return an overdue library book. Things look questionable already, don't they?
The story itself is pretty poor, but the graphics are fun and a combination of subtitles and speech reinforces the educational element of the whole package, working well in explaining the situations in simple language.
It's a sort of Nineties Peter and Jane starring the old Peter. But what's really good about Alistair is its interactive section which enables you to click on objects which appear in the scenery of each cartoon frame, producing both a written and spoken representation of basic nouns. On top of that there's also a further section which allows the user lo play simple puzzle games that become progressively difficult as you get better at them.
Again, these are to do with the story and clearly the idea of a fun section like this is to keep the play ing as well as the learning aspect centred around a common theme. But there's not really a lot here for your money - the main menu is very small and that's because there is simply not much volume lo an idea which is quite promising until it's over. What Alistair needs to be any good is a well written story.
Perhaps in chapters so that it could be lengthy but easy to digest. There are a couple of good concepts - like casting a magnifying glass across each picture to introduce new words, but there aren't enough of them and the story twists and turns loo much.
Children need simplicity and a theme that is specific: Alistair in Outer Space has potential. But it doesn't have a concept that is thought through well enough. A good attempt for a new programming house, though. H 62% E llinios Pro Label printing utility ¦ Code Works Software ¦ £25.95 JULY 1993 f? - non DOUR RECORD I F3 - EXIT Sonl FI - non «o Ft • EXIT M son I F5 - FUST RECORD I Ft - LOST RECORDl hril no: i COPIES: I STYLE: QUALITY | |t - ROTO| S - SUIT 11 n - llRIl-n£R6E| I R - REPORT llinios Pro could hardly be called user friendly, but its a powerful program nonetheless.
ILINIOS PRO is available from Code Works Software 0272 478402 ILINIOS PROFESSIONAL IS a major step on from the PD version, and it's barely recognisable. It's still written using HiSoft Basic, but the entire program has been rewritten and now boasts a number of new functions, including mail merge and the ability lo attach IFF images to records.
Unfortunately, it still responds only to the keyboard, with no trace of a Workbench-stylc interface, and not a radio button in sight.
Different sections of the program arc accessed by pressing function keys - not very elegant, but it works.
The program includes several example data files, and creating your own files is not difficult. Each record can have a maximum of nine fields, each of which can have a user defined title and be one of six types (alphanumeric. Post code, and so on). Data can besotted from the input screen, or a user defined report can be printed from the data. You can also do a mail merge, which takes an ASCII file and replaces the tokens with the data in the file. This is reasonably useful, but the lack of any formatting commands is a pain. Frankly, any decent word processor will be able to achieve better
results.
Once you've input all your data, you will want lo print it out. Pressing F5 from the main menu gives you a screen where you set the various aspects of the labels, including the size, which fields are printed and in what format (such as bold, underline). Setting the criteria for labels is, unfortunately, a question of trial and error, as the configuration files included with the program don't relate to any of the commercial label types available. The measurements arc in character widths, which means that measuring a sheet isn't really an option. The best way would be to print out a sheet, and
see how many characters each label takes, and what the gaps between them arc.
You can also access the Flcxi Lab from the printing screen, which is where you can control the output of the individual fields. So.
You could print a name in bold outline, and (headdress in italicised condensed print. That's likely to make the postman blind, but you get the idea. Unfortunately, when you've set some- fancy options, you can only print one label across the page, which could be wasteful, especially if you're using commercial labels, which usually come on A4 sheets.
The manual isn't particularly impressive, with no trace of an index. It's not very well written, and has no trace of a tutorial lo help a newcomer lo the program find their way around. It does have a glossary, but this is rather minimal, with only one page of terms.
Frankly, the only way you are going to find your way around Illinois Pro is by experimenting as you go along.
It works, but it's not particularly friendly.
Not being able to use a mouse is a pain, and the style of the interface doesn't particularly help you find your way around. Although you can define your own label layouts, some presets for the more common types of commercial labels would be useful. 1?
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This program won't teach you Japanese, hut if you're already learning the language il may be useful. The package comprises two programs. The first is designed to he put into your start-up sequence, and presents you with a new word and its meaning each time you run it.
The second presents you with a Japanese word and several options for the English equivalent, or vice versa. It's rather primitive, the font used is not particularly attractive, and there are a few irritating things about it such as if you get a word wrong you're given Ihe option to try again, but the list of words is different.
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Plocing the pieces in the right holes looks eosy, but the loter levels are difficult with o time limit of 60 seconds.
Intelligence is a relative thing, but psychologists arc constantly developing tests which purport to measure it. This program uses a test based around fitting shapes into empty spaces of a variety of shapes. Those of you w ith good memories may recall playing with a similar type of toy in your playpen, although you weren't (King limed then. There are six levels to the test which get more difficult the further you proceed. The program then compares your times against 'normal' ones, and produces an opinion of your IQ- I’m rather sceptical of programs of this type, although any program which
compares Andy Nuttall's IQ to that of a gnat can't be all bad.
SUPERDARK ANGUA PD U4043 This program bears a certain resemblance to a PC and Macintosh screen blanker saver called After Dark, but this is its first appearance on the Amiga. For those of you who may not have come across it before, a screen blanker is a program which normally sits in memory and does nothing. If you leave the machine unattended for a few minutes, it will bring up a small, constantly changing animation. This is to prevent the image that was on the screen from being burnt into the monitor.
Plus, screen blankcrs are great fun. After all. Where else could you get a group of flying toasters migrating across your screen?
The blanker works on a modular basis, so in theory you could write your own blankers. Because they are completely self-contained programs. I would also expect to sec a number of PD modules appearing shortly, since it's exactly the sort of thing that appeals to all you wild and wacky Amiga users.
MENUMASTER III BATTY S PD CLUB Despite the name, this is not a ready-cooked meal you can microwave, but a program for setting up menu systems for use on disk magazines or demo disks. You define all of the items on the menu, and the effects of selecting them. The items can kick off other programs AMIGA SOKOBAN PD-SOFT 3037 Based on an old Unix game, this puzzle game has you manoeuvring a pair ot eyes around a maze, pushing bags ol money into a sale. You can't pull or pick up the bags, so it you push it into a corner, you're stuck, and the mazes are all corners, so it’s easy to get stuck. It
sounds rather weird, but it's very addictive, and with 85 levels, you'll want to keep coming back to it when you've got a lew spare minutes.
Utt] 9 c»ntm ca JL It runs on the Workbench, so you could easily play a couple ol games while copying some disks, or while waiting lor a raytrace to llnish.
Also included is Solar System Wars, a curious game where two spaceships light against each other, while trying to avoid crashing into two suns In the centre ol the screen. These also have a gravitational pull, and crashing into them is a bad idea. It's lairiy slow to play, but quite lun.
Bored waiting for your raytroce to trace? Why not try Atkobon, a fun puzzle game.
Or other menus. If you're looking for a utility of this type, this is one of the easiest to use and most flexible I've come across.
While I'm looking at this disk, a word or two about Batty's PD may be in order. They work slightly differently from most other PD houses in that they charge a membership fee of 0.99. and only 50p per disk thereafter. They're still pretty new. But their library' is growing by the day.
JULY 1993 AM FM CYNOSTIC It's been a few months since we featured this magazine. And it's good to sec that it's still going from strength to strength. The disk is available from a variety of sources for only £2. And if you're involved in Continued on Page 1 58 The main menu from issue 11 of AM FM. As you ton see, this disk mag tovers a wide variety.
Amiga music in any way. It's well worth getting hold of a copy. The articles in this issue (number II) include an interview with Karslen Obarski. Who wrote the first soundlracker program and features on belter sampling. It also contains a few utility programs, such as several music players, and a couple of songs sent in by readers, plus several reviews of new software and hardware. The magazine is edited by Tcijo Kinnunen.
The man behind the MED and OctaMcd programs, and lie's definitely got his finger on the pulse.
WINBLENDER PATHFINDER PD 154 JULY 1993 For many people, fractals are getting a little passe these days. After all. Once you've seen one psychedelic Mandelbrot set. You've seen them all. Right? Well, it's unlikely that you've ever seen them in 256 colours, and it certainly adds a whole new dimension, especially with colour cycling. The program has eight fractal functions built in. Including the usual Mandelbrot and Julia set ones, as well as several others. As you'd expect with a program that uses the new AGA chip set.
It's Workbench 2 or 3 only. This program is not the fastest fractal generator I've ever seen, but it's one of the few which uses the new chip set. So it's certainly well worth getting if you own an A1200 or A4000 and want to start generating those fractals.
IMBRIUM - DAY OF RECKONING CENTRAL LICENSEWARE REGISTER Nostalgia, it seems, is alive and well, and living in PD land. Over the last few months, several PD games have appeared which are. Crm, 'influenced' by old games on the Commodore 64 or Sinclair Spectrum.
The next one for this, ernt. 'Tributeware' treatment is Magic Kniglit. Which appeared on the C64 in the mid Eighties. Written by David Jones (not the DMA one), it was. For the lime, a revolutionary arcade adventure which combined elements of both platform and adventure games. Now' called Inibriuin - Day of Reckoning.
ROST 1 .86ENH PD-SOFT (3 DISKS) This has been around for a few years, but this Is the most recent version. It’s a software interpreter for the PostScript page description language, which is used by many high-end printers. Instead of sending a page as a binary image, you send it to the output device as a text file. This is processed by the output device, which produces the page, and you can use the same PostScript file to print to a dot-matrix printer or a Linotronic machine.
W Post takes the PostScript file and interprets it, sending the resulting page to either a printer or the screen. Thus, it could be useful if you want to preview any PostScript files produced by DTP software, even if it was produced on another type of machine. It also means you can print out PostScript files on a printer that doesn't support From the days of the C64, Magic Knight has the tribute- ware treatment and becomes Imbrium - Day of Reckoning.
It's all controlled from the joystick, w ith the firc-button bringing down a menu with the various options (such as use. Read. Take. Etc). It has a genuine C64 feel, with the same small sprites and plinkey-plonk music.
You can also, if you wish, write your own music lo accompany your adventures. It's quite satisfying, if only to see how much things have advanced since the days of the C64. Imbrium - Day of Reckoning is Licenseware. So it will cost you £3.50. but if you're nostalgic for those bv-gone days, it's well worth thinking about.
ASSASSINS GAMES 64 NBS ASI M Golden oldie BreakOut - the new PD version allows you to design your own levels.
Yet another disk in the Assassins collection of what they consider lo be the best PD games currently available. And who am I to argue with them? This disk contains three games: Oblivion (a Defender clone).
Rrecikotit Construction Kit (build your own breakout screens) and Drive Wurs (a game produced with the PostScript itself. If you want to send documents to a Linotronic machine, the facility to get a proper preview of the file could be invaluable. Also with the program is a collection of PD PostScript fonts.
AM FM shoot-em-up Construction Kit). Oblivion is an excellent clone of the early Eighties arcade game Defender.
If you've not come across it before, the idea is to save your humanoids from abduction by a variety of nasty aliens by blowing them into little pieces. It's fast and extremely furious.
The Breakout Construction Kit is written completely in GFA BASIC, which unfortunately means that it runs too fast to be used on an A4000. But on a slower machine, it's a good, smooth game, and the ability to define your own levels gives it a lasting edge, 'fj TOR 1 O DEJVtOS 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... SYSTEC
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Nonetheless. Almathera Systems have been quietly producing quality titles for the last few years. Their last two releases (CDPD and CDPD II) brought us the entire Fred Fish collection in all its glory.
For their latest venture. Almathera have teamed up with 17-Bit Software, one of the biggest and most widely known Public Domain companies in the UK. The result is the 17 Hit Collection, two Cds containing every 17 Bit Software disk ever produced.
I he statistics which accompany this disk are staggering. The two Cds contain over 2.(XX) compressed floppy disks (2.301 lo be exact), which adds up lo approximately 2.IXH) Mb of data. This information is divided into two.
With the first CD containing disks I to 1.199 (called 'The Early Years'), and the second ('The Latest Batch ) containing the remainder, up to disk 2.301. which was released earlier this year. The contents range from utilities to samples, graphics demos to game cheats.
Many of the demos on the disk use nonstandard disk formats, so Almathera decided to compress the disks, using the Public Domain compression utility DMS. This compacts a disk down to a single file, even if it uses a Just how much PD software does a person need?
Richard Baguley checks out the 17 Bit Collection, from 1 7 Bit Software and those CD gurus Almathera Systems.
17 BIT COLLECTION non-standard format. Booting up with either of is available from the Cds takes you straight into a frontend pro- 17 Bit Software gram, from where you can decompress to a 0924 366982 floppy disk. Unfortunately, using this technique means that it's impossible to run any of the programs on either of the Cds w ithout first decompressing them to floppy, so CDTV owners will need an external drive.
It's also rather disappointing to sec that there's no provision in this frontend program for searching for a specific name or title. The only way of finding a specific disk is by its 17 Bit number. If you don't have this number, you will have great trouble finding a disk.
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LATEST DISKS Aaaahhf (Again) ¦ ¦n * n ¦¦ ¦ OF OSCAR THE LEMMING CYNOST1C, DISK A0031 Yet another lemming animation. But this one's a bit different - it's quite good’ Created by newcomers Quatcrmass Experiment. The Adventures of... tries to envisage what happens to the lemmings in the game when they fall off the screen. The poor lemming who is sacrificed in this demonstration is called Oscar.
Fortunately for Oscar, leaving the game doesn't mean instant death. Instead, he is warped through time to various film sets, where lemmings act out top Hollywood roles. Beginning with the famous 'light ro O' £ D ... you can bet Ihot it's impressive. Desert Dreams is the best I've seen yet.
The first screen of this collection of artwork and music is a mock-up of a kid's drawmg in hi-res. W ith the title of the anim and a spelling mistake to add authenticity.
This screen is great, but unfortunately it goes somewhat downhill from there. The author has obviously spent a long time drawing the c arious still pictures on the disks, w hich are simply copies of original artworks such as the T2 advertisement and the archety pal Queen publicity shot.
The problems are that the level of detail is just loo high, and the colours are wrong. This doesn't apply to them all. Though - some are quite good - but most need some work done on them to bring them up to the excellent standard of most of the PD artwork that's around these days.
Also on the disks are a few token animations, which are very basic and not really worthy of inclusion. And a few straight digitised pictures, including Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (again).
NBS, DISKS S631 -S633 the return Of EXPRESS PD, DISKS pn (£fif The megademo is making a comeback, just like flares. Tab Cola and the hideous Trolls. But are they just the same old vectors that we used to get? Read on, and Andy Nuttall will explain... "Hey, dudes! Dig the green hair..." Ostar the lemming meets Bill and Ted lemming, who are dicing with death.
Sabre' scene from Shir Wars, he carries on to others including Terminator 3 and Hack to the Future.
It's not technically brilliant - Ihe lemmings are not as smooth as they are in the game, and each section loads from disk which can be a pain. It's great fun.
Though, and has raised a few smiles in the Amiga Format office.
Continued overleaf Wow, what a stormerl This two-disk demo from coders Ketrens is a cross between a megademo and a trackmo. Because it has all the vector lines and scrolly messages that marks a megademo, but backing It up are tour or five pieces of absolutely stonking music expertly synced to the graphics.
At the beginning is a story about a spaceship visiting Earth and taking a look at the pyramids ot Egypt. The music here Is slow, but the booming drums and swirling synth-sounds create an excellent atmosphere, similar to the theme tune to the C64 game Trap (remember that? It was well-known about five years ago), written by Ben Daglish.
Three pyramids are described - the third is the Ketrens pyramid, which has an in-built defence system to cope with intruders ot a watermelon-type form. This may sound a little odd... and indeed It is.
As if that isn't enough, the music is not amazingly good cither. Imagine a kind of club mix of the Doctor Who theme, with a very twee tinny organ playing the main instrument line - you know, the 'woo-ooo.
Eooow-woo' bit.
Oh dear, it's got me at it now . Please excuse me while I go and barf. .. THE PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS fTn MISERY DEMO TELE SCAN This is a sialic image. It doesn't whirl, tumble or move at all. A good example of the 1200' s power? I think not.
LOBECTOMY TELESCAN After the attempt at an AGA-only PD demo which we featured in last month's Demo Zone (Planet Groove and Cynostic AGA). It's good to see a half-decent one emerge at last. Cerebral Lobectomy comes from Poseidon of Belgium, and although it has a 256-colour logo it doesn't really make use of the power offered by the A1200 and A4000.
The usual things are on offer here - plenty of glenz vectors, lots of dots that are whirling around the screen - but nothing which really makes It stand out from the hundreds of decent A500 demos. There's not even so much as an improved frame rate, unfortunately. Still. AGA demos are beginning to move on to the scene, and given the current lack of support for the AGA chip set by Commodore, it's not really surprising that the machines aren't being used to their maximum potential. Shame.
The latest offering by Masque of TRSI is a funky demo which begins wilh a graphic from the film Misery, but that's where the references to the flick stop
- the rest is packed w ith speedy vector patterns and colourful
parallax scrollers.
Although most of the effects have been seen before, they flow together well, and there arc some interesting touches, such as the laser effect which is used to create a name. It doesn't exactly break the bounds of the Amiga's power, but it's nicely done all the same.
MAYDAY RESISTANCE 1 7-BTT, DISK 2434 JULY 1993 Grabbing these flashy trackmos is never easy, so here's the title poge for your delectation.
Alia, another trackmo. This is the type of demo as defined by LSD's Jesus on E's and Spaccballs' Stale of Ihe Art. But it's not up to the standard of either of those two demos.
Subtitled Somelltinx For Your Mind. Mayday is a well put-together demo flashing various images up on screen synced with the rave soundtrack, and as with the two demos mentioned above there are lots of strobe- type effects. For fans of the Belgian industrial band Front 242 there are flashes of the group live on stage, and also the inner artwork of the album Front By Front, with the statement Moment of Terror is the Beginning of Life. Neat.
Unfortunately, the music is standard rave fare, and nothing like 242. If any coders arc fans of industrial music, why not start writing some industrial demos ’ OH NO!
MORE VECTORS CYNOSTK, DISK D0089 Despite the obvious reference to vectors that there is in the title, this demo by Hardcore Design does not contain one vector at all - in fact, this demo contains hundreds of vectors, sw irling all over the screen, using loads of different colours and patterns.
I know that we don’t normally print vector stuff here on the pages of Demo Zone, but we like this collection just for the sheer novelty value it offers - virtually every vector effect you can think of has been included, so if you want a definitive vector collection then this is the one lo set.
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Neither of these options work, and I am having difficulty running the game from floppy - it will not save. Can you please help me with this problem?
Workbench Will it work or won't it? How can your machine work faster?
Better? More? All your complicated queries about the insides of your Amiga answered by Pat McDonald.
Ruin it. If you have two copies of the same disk, and your back-up goes wrong (always use back-ups.
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OLD BUT STILL FAST FROM: JONATHAN ELLIS. CHELTENHAM I am about to purchase an A3000. To go alongside mv trustv A500.
162 JULY 1993 Assuming that the game will not run from your hard drive - a fairly common occurrence without a I Mb RAM expansion in your trapdoor slot - here's a way to get around it.
Just boot Workbench from floppy! Your hard drive icons still appear, and anything on them can be accessed normally at high speed. Sure, il lakes a couple of minutes to boot from a floppy, but it saves maybe 2(X)K of memory. Give il a whirl - it certainly works on some hard-disk installable, memory-hungry games.
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FROM: STEVEN WORRIED- GRAVES. FLINT When loading Deluxe Paint, I get a message saying “Volume has a read error on block XX". XX is usually 88(1. 8*3. 884. 887 or 889. I have tried using both Hoot.V and Virus Checker but I still have errors. Is this easily repaired, or am I in deep trouble with my mum?
Floppy disks, like all computer storage, have to be perfect in order to work properly. One error in the wrong place can cause loading failure. Even if the error is on a less vital part of the disk, then you get corrupted graphics and or sound.
It happens, it's a fact of life - even without hideous factors like computer viruses, disks often forget what you pul on them. So chill out and stop worrying about it! You are not going to improve matters in the slightest and there isn't a lot you can do.
A Saihlam or similar disk-validator virus may have scrambled the directory of your disk. The directory area on Old Filing System disks start at block 880 and continues on from there - failures here can be symptoms of this virus, although non-DOS disks (game disks) often report errors here. Try' doing a Saddam Damage Scan from Virus Checker's menu. If a virus has been at work, then that should fix it.
The only way to avoid this problem is lo MAKE BACK-UPS. Look, with a music tape, if il gets a glitch then all you hear is a sudden burst of noise followed by the music. On a computer disk, one glitch is enough to Yes. There is a Public Domain networking package for all Amigas. Called Parnet. It allows up to 254 machines to be linked together via the parallel port. It's
2) Can I link both machines together, for instance to read data
from my A500s AdlDE hard drive into my A3000?
If you know anybody with CDPD2, the full details of Parnet are on that massive disc.
Yet another amazing CD stuffed lull of Amiga Public Domain and Shareware Almathera q SYSTEMS 1.TD The Amax emulator is a mono Mac emulator and there's also a new colour emulator called Emplant reviewed on Page 120.
What's the difference between Amax II and II Plus?
Amax II works on all Amigas and requires an external Mac floppy disk drive, whereas Amax II Plus comes on a Zorro 2 card and so only works on an A1500 or above machine. Amax 11+ also has an Appletalk network connector and uses the Amiga's floppy disk drives to read and write to Mac floppies.
Where can I get Mac ROMs for Amax without writing off to Japan?
Erm, well as Apple get very shirty about people dealing in their ROM chips. I'd better keep quiet. Let's just say you have to use the telephone and ask around.
Will it display in NTSC or PAL?
Either. What is your Amiga currently displaying?
4) Which Copper chip does the A3000 have?
There's no such thing as a Copper chip. The co-processor is inside the Agnus chip (Alice on A12(X) A4(XX)).
A3000s have 2Mb chip RAM capable ECS Agnus chips, such as the 8372B or the 8372A B. Don't get the A B mixed up with the 8372A as found on most A500s
- that only lets you have I Mb of chip RAM at most.
5) W hat sort of RAM does the A3000 take?
Three sorts, and it's a bit involved. As standard it not particularly fast but it does work. Parnel can be found on Fred Fish disk 400.
3) I need to use an Apple Macintosh tl hate the screen layout on
Macs). Would the Amax emulator be any good?
AMIGA ADVICE conics with 2Mh of DIP RAM chips, splii inio I Mb of chip RAM and Imb of fast RAM. Now. You can either buy more DIPs. Taking ii Up lo 2Mb of chip RAM and 4Mb of fast RAM. Or. You can move all the DIP chips over to the chip RAM slots, and put in ZIP RAM chips in blocks of 4Mb. To give you the lull 2Mb of chip RAM and 4. S. 12 or 16 Mb of fast RAM.
Once you have used up all the sockets in an A3000 for ZIP fast RAM usage, you can add even more memory via ihe Zorro III sockets. I believe that a total of 64Mb of fast RAM can be added per socket.
A lew final words - chip RAM has to be DIP type chips. You can't mix DIP and ZIP RAM that is mapped as fast RAM. And if you go lor ZIPs, do get static column types (SCRAM chips) because these go fastest.
6) Could you tell me what is Ihe standard rale for llullelin
Hoard Systems?
There isn't one. A lot of boards run at a maximum speed of 2400 (because they are run by sysops who can't afford faster modems). Some of them cannot be connected with unless you have a proprietary Miracom HST modem. Remember, a reasonably fast modem (say 0600) can switch down to lower speeds.
Hard disk will malfunction under Kickstart 1.3. And finally - having Kickstart 1.3 does not solve all incompatibility problems.
9) Is it possible to copy all Amiga Format (.'over- disks to a
hard drive?
No. For a start some of them (very early ones) are not O S friendly. And although in theory you can copy the files from a Coverdisk lo a hard disk, some programs (such as the 1117 demo from last month) insist on running from floppy. Mind you. The majority of programs from about Amiga Format 20 onwards do work from a hard drive, purely because that's the dale from when we started having hard drives wired to our Amigas in ihe office.
GOING UR M il. WELLS. MIDDLESBROUGH I have recently bought an A1200. After having owned an A500 for several years. I was very impressed, hut I want it to go faster.
II What is the capability of my machine - can it take a 68040 or what?
3) W ould fitting an accelerator speed up games like Wing (
ommander !
Nowadays most programs, including games, arc- speeded up if Ihe computer is speeded up in some way.
Sometimes this can be a problem if Ihe speed up is too great, because some programs (like FIS Strike Eagle 21 go too fast.
What happens if you use a non British Telecom approved modem to call up BBSs?
Nothing, unless you are caught and charged with the offence. Oops, that's lei the cat out of the bag.
7) Will there be a CD-ROM drive for the 33000?
Not as far as I can see. The A3000 doesn't have a 5.25- inch drive bay. So there's not really anywhere to pul a CD-ROM. The A3000T (tower system) does have such a bay. Whether Commodore really believe enough in CD-ROM to release drives for all Amigas remains to be seen. They seem to be long on promises and short on action.
If not, can the A570 be dismantled and plugged into a Zorro slot?
Not without considerable electronic modification. That is. Grief.
8) Is there a program in the Public Domain that gets the A3000 to
run Kickstart 1.3 programs?
On the A3000. Kickstart actually lives on the hard disk in the Devs directory . Kick 1.3 (also called Relockick
1. 3 or just Reloc) is a PD disk that can be used instead, but
you can just have the file ready to load.
Do be aware that unless you have a Workbench 1.3 partition or directory on your A3(KK)'s hard drive your The simplest (and currently cheapest) way lo speed up an A1200 is lo fit some fast RAM in the trapdoor. An Amiga with last RAM works at least twice as fast (slightly faster in the case of the A1200) as one without. The MBX 1200 from Microbotics is but one of a promised range of memory expansions from various manufacturers. As the choice grows, competition tends to force down the cost of such expansions.
As for a faster CPU. A 68030 is available, a 68040 is feasible (they do add a lot in terms of power consumption and heat to a computer system) and the proposed 68060 is possible, although you shouldn't take that as read since that chip is not currently available. Accelerators do not drop in price so quickly as RAM expansions, probably because less people tend to buy them.
2) How is my warranty affected?
It isn't, so long as the RAM expansion or accelerator plugs into the trapdoor - which should be the case for all such expansions. Remember that you can't fit more than 8Mb of fast RAM to an A12(H) without upgrading it to a 68030 CPU.
GRAEME FRYER. HARROGATE I was using my A1200 several weeks ago when I was astonished to hear my Philips 8833 mark 2 monitor squawk some sort ol radio frequency at me, for a couple of seconds. A week or so later it happened again, only this time it lasted just long enough to be recognised as a police transmission.
It seems when a squad car goes past the house, my monitor Is sometimes able to listen in, albeit for very brief moments of time. Why? Is my monitor currently breaking the law? Should I return it to Philips?
Legally speaking, you should be all right, since you are not actually attempting to monitor the police - It's just happening spontaneously. You obviously have no criminal intent in the matter.
I would take the monitor back to the supplier and see if a replacement has a similar lault. Accidental cross interference is a nuisance, not a crime.
4) Finally, it's always hugged me that flight simulations are
always much heller on the PC than on the Amiga - why is this?
One of ihe most obvious reasons is that PC arcade games are not very good. At the same time, because Pcs are based on older Intel CPU chips, they tend to be cheaper than the equivalent Amiga. So you can get a faster PC for the same amount of money invested in an Amiga.
163 Also, the PC had 256 colour graphics years before the Amiga. So you had a fast CPU calculating lovely multicoloured polygon. Ideal for flight sims. Eh?
JULY 1993 The situation changed drastically w ith the A1200.
Sure, it's not amazing without some fast RAM - no Amiga is. But it's got the potential to run just as fast as many Pcs. It just remains for developers to adapt lo the new standard without losing the custom of the owners of older Amigas.
An awful lot of programs involving polygon graphics from companies such as MicroProsc and Digital Integration have been held back because of the A1200.
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AMFQR-0793-75. 1 -4 The Mews. Halherley Rd. Sidcup. Kent. DA14 4dT 1 PLEASE SEND INFORMATION ON THE RICOH LP1200 V Mr Mrs Ms initials Surname Date Company Kane (4 appicaWei Acttess ..... Postcode .... 1 % (Home) Tel (WortO- I Whch ccmpufens) * any do you own? . 75R j EAOC and iwoViwi rrn, Please Frim me r x oi to* ffw U1«*SI rtcrmafcon AMIGA ADVICE Tp Qwhy do all sound samplers sound crackly on my A1200?
Answerfile Short, simple, answers to the most commonly asked questions, dished up in style by Amiga ace Pat McDonald.
A There arc several explanations for this. The mosl likely one is that the amplifier - which lakes your A12 KI's sound and boosts it into a reasonable volume - is faulty and so you hear crackling and popping noises in the background.
Many A12(X)s do have faulty TV modulators w hich do horrible things to the sound when it is coming out of a television. Finally, the material you are trying to sample may sound crackly on the machine that's feeding into the sampler. It is very unlikely that the samplers are at fault, since you have tried several different types.
QI have recently bought an A1200. After having owned an A500. I don't know how to make international calls (and they are expensive) so could you give me the overseas price of the AMOS manual plus data disk and the same for TOME series 4?
168 C [ •o •o OJ A You can get the AMOS manual and Data disk for £13.95 from our mail order department (for details, see Page I4X). TOME series 4 costs £24.99 for AMOS club members or £29.99 for non club members and is available from Shadow Software. I Lower Moor. Whiddon Valley. Barnstaple. North Devon EX32 XNW. UK. Europe.
QI want to transform my Star I.C20 black- and-white printer into colour. Can I do this just by putting a colour ribbon in?
A No. All you'll get is the same output in a different colour - if you put a red ribbon on. The output w ill all be red. If you put a multi-coloured ribbon on. Then the printer wouldn't recognise it. It needs a colour conversion kit to make it work. Care Electronics produce a program called Flexiduinp 2.
Which can output colour pictures on black-and-white printers w ith different coloured ribbons - but it's a nuisance to keep changing them.
Ol'm a PC owner. Before you start hurling abuse, let me explain. I used to ow n an A500
- it was a very nice system. However, circumstances dictated that
I needed a PC. I've just bought a sound card for it. But I soon
noticed that very little software actually makes use of il. I
really do miss the sound from my Amiga. Is it possible to port
Amiga SoundTracker modules on to the PC? I've still got lots of
them.
A There is a shareware or Public Domain Amiga Tracker program which docs just what you want and it's available from PD Soft on 07(12 466933.
QI have a problem with the Vista Coverdisk from AF33. I got it to create a series of 10 32-colour frames, by carefully adjusting the camera and target positions. But when I load the frames one by one into Deluxe Paint III. All the colours are wrong on all except the first frame. Mould using Dpaint IV and HAM graphics frames help?
A Not really. What is happening is that, while Vista is using the 32 colours as set up on the CMAP (Colour Map) screen, il is using them for different bits of each frame. All you have to do is go to the CMAP screen, and then click on the LCKPLT button (Lock Pallettc). All frames generated from then on w ill be locked and can be built up into animations.
You still have to do this to create ANIMs in HAM and other graphics modes (up to and including HAMS), because they usually require one pallette per animation. Dpaint docs not allow you to change pallet- ters in the middle of an animation. Pixmate. Among other image processing programs, can remap a series of screens into one pallette. And finally. 24-bit true colour animations do not suffer from this problem.
QI will soon have some cash to spend on my A600. What is the best expansion to go for - memory, extra floppy disk drive or hard disk?
Alt depends on what you plan to do with your Amiga. If you use programs (games or serious) that come on more than one disk, then an extra floppy drive makes sense. It makes more sense if you want to explore Workbench and get to grips with it. Because some games don't use more than one disk drive. An extra disk driv e saves you sw apping disks.
As for memory, an extra Imb fitted internally will certainly help with serious software, especially desktop publishing, desktop video, music or other graphics sound intensive programs. Internal 1Mb expansions that fit in the trapdoor are always mapped as chip RAM, which is used lo store sound and graph- Qdoes the Roboshift joystick mouse switcher make the two ports split into lour or one port split into two? Is it any good, where can I get one from and how much will H cost? If the Roboshift doesn't allow for (our joysticks on its own, could I also plug in a four player adaptor, giving me six
ports in all? Would this work and is it a good idea?
Alt allows you to plug one mouse and one joystick into one game port. You select which you want to use by pressing the lire or left mouse buttons.
Yes, they are good, because they save a lot of wear and tear. It's very common for mice and joysticks to stop working on the Amiga, because ol metal fatigue on the game port. In time, they literally snap off. MJC Supplies (0462 481166) sell the Roboshift for £13.95 each. Yes. It would work but it's not really a good idea. For one thing, very lew games use a lour player adaptor, and would you really warn to have to buy two extra joysticks and an extra moose?
Ics on the Amiga. Do try and gel one w ith an on off switch, as some programs don't work with 2Mb of chip RAM (although this is rare).
A hard disk is really only worth buying after you've got one of the above I Mb memory expansions.
The reason for this is that all extra disk drives take a little bit of memory away from the computer. This isn't loo much of a problem with Workbench 2. As found on the A600. Since you can disable drives to free up some memory to run certain programs. But if you already have 2Mb of memory then you don't have to keep disabling drives.
A PCMCIA memory card, while expensive at present (about £129.95 for a 2Mb card) helps speed up the system slightly, and can also be formatted as a floppy disk. The two or four megabytes of extra memory is very useful for seriously memory-intensive programs, such as 3D rendering programs (read all about these next month), but the machine is so slow that they really do take their lime lo work.
AMIGA ADVICE Q Sometimes 1 am disappointed when you print, 'sorry, I don't know the answer.' Are you a qualified Amiga expert?
In-depth explanation No 16: analogue joysticks A The reason why I do this is partly because I don’t know everything about the Amiga. I don’t think anybody does, especially if you consider the sheer volume of software releases and hardware expansions ever produced for the machine. What I can say is that a very broad experience of the machine is the best qualification, and I certainly have that.
To answer your question, sometimes a common problem comes up that nobody has found the answer lo yet. So I print the question, together with a request for more information. That's not all I do; as far as possible I answer as many of the questions sent in to these pages as I can (though not all I receive).
I would like to thank the many people who have assisted me in compiling these help pages, and to the few who have helped with individual questions. It's very difficult to get all the answers which all readers need - but that's the goal towards which Workbench and Answerfile are directed.
QI have an animation crunched on to four disks with PowerPacker. The problem is that I can't seem to get the startup sequence on disk one to load up the animations on the other disks. How do I do this?
A This is an area for experimentation - it is rare that one method works on all Amiga set-ups.
You can cither use a CD (Change Directory) AmigaDOS command to run an AmigaDOS script on the other disks (this usually causes masses of disk swaps) or just give a full path lo the disk from Ihe start-up sequence of the boot disk.
Here’s method one. It runs a couple of animations (using ihe PPAnim animation player that comes with PowerPacker) from the original disk before switching to a script on disk two: Addbuffers DFO: 10 PPAnim -SystAniml.Anim" PPAnim "Sys:Anim2.Anim" CD Disk2: Execute Disk2:Script2 You would then put a script on to the second disk in ihe series, similar lo the above but without the Addbuffers command at the beginning (this just speeds up disk access a bit). So. After going through the animations on the second disk, it would sw itch to the third disk. All your disks would need the AmigaDOS com
mands PPAnim. Execute and CD on them.
The other way of doing it is to have all your AmigaDOS commands on the first disk, and just specify the lull path to all the animations. This does mean that a requester pops up asking for the right disk - but it's going to do that anyway.
Addbuffers DFO: iO PPAnim Animl.Anim PPAnim Anim2.Anim PPAnim Disk2:Anim3.Anim PPAnim Disk2:Anim4.Anim PPAnim Disk3:Anim5.Anim ...and so on.
The only easy way to prevent all disk swaps is either to put all the commands in one place (such as the RAM disk) and use them from there. Zj 1 Analogue joysticks are sometimes called proportional controllers. The real big difference between them and conventional switch joysticks is that, with a switch joystick, if you pull left then you start going left. To stop, just let go.
With analogue joysticks, the amount that you push left is the amount you go left.
2 Most games do not make any use of analogue joysticks. The ones that do tend to be simulations - mostly flight and motor racing simulations (with the notable exception of Formula One Grand Prix). As the controllers in 'real life' are proportional, the games are better (planes and cars seem to be more realistic) when played with an analogue joystick.
3 The Amiga's 9-pin connectors can accommodate analogue joysticks, switch joysticks or mice. It is up to the software to identify and respond accordingly to what is connected. That's why you generally have to select a menu option inside a game in order to make an analogue joystick work properly.
4 The actual electronics to control analogue joysticks has changed with the different Amigas that have been released. For instance, some versions of F19 Stealth Fighter will give analogue control on an A500, but not an A500 Plus or an A600. It Is up to the programmer to read the Kickstart ROM and proceed from there, rather than assuming that all Amiga hardware is the same and hitting it the same way regardless.
5 Some programs don’t give you two fire buttons when using analogue control. The more up-to-date programs read pins 3 and 4 for two fire- buttons, while older stuff uses pin 6 for one firebutton. In theory, everything launched after the A500 Plus should let you use two firebuttons rather than just one.
6 The cheapest way to get analogue control on an Amiga is to take an IBM PC analogue joystick and modify it. Be warned that the connectors on the PC differ totally from the Amiga (there are more pins on the plug) and be very careful to connect the power in to the joystick (pin 7) to the correct bit on the Amiga side.
169 JULY 1993 7 If you are planning on making your own analogue joystick, the potentiometers (components that make knobs work - and analogue joysticks) should have a maximum value of 520K Ohms. The (rather dated) hardware manual recommends 470K Ohm plus or minus 10 per cent.
8 All analogue joysticks suffer from a certain amount of jitter. That is, the computer isn’t always sure at what point to stop, and moves slightly around one point, even if the stick is perfectly still. Ways around this range from a couple of elastic bands to move the stick to centre, to digital resistance measurers which are expensive.
9 One of the more effective, cheaper measures is to fit two capacitors, one across each potentiometer, to give a more stable output. A value of 10nF (nano Farads) is recommended for this, although It does depend to a certain extent on what type of potentiometers you have fitted.
The capacitors ease out the constantly changing differences caused by the potentiometers.
You don’t want to modify or build your own analogue joystick? The only one currently available for the Amiga (so far as I know) is the Konix for about E20. It's rather good if you can stand the styling - you have to buy either a left or right-handed version, so make sure that you get the right one. It also has a tension control to either have a self-centering stick or a free travel one.
Konix are a UK company and can be contacted by telephone on 0495 350101.
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SO LONG NOONAN I have just completed reading issue 45. I was very upsel al ihe way in which you handled the departure of erstwhile editor. Damien Noonan. The nature of the magazine business being w hat it is. I expected that you just hadn't had lime to offer any sort of explanation to the readership w ho. Like me. Had come to regard him as a trusted friend and advisor.
It was the calm, intelligent voice of Mr Noonan that convinced this 38-year-old computer illiterate to take the plunge into Ihe world of home computing. I quickly became fascinated with many different areas including games, which I may never have thought of as a worthy pastime for an adult had Damien himself not spoken of gaming so eloquently. I shudder to think of the many hours of pleasure that my family and I would have missed out on had we never been made aware of its entertainment potential.
The thing I admired most about Damien was his writing style which was a head and shoulders above Ihe juvenile gags and off-colour asides that are to be found in most home computing mags. One always had the feeling that Damien was a serious, honest and uncompromising journalist. I'm sure that many others will miss his insightful comments and enthusiasm. I just feel that even though the magazine didn't do it in print. I would like to thank Damien, wherever he is. I wish him. And you. All the best and continued success in all of your endeavours.
Michael Pavelich, Norway He didn't announce Damien s departure because he slid away rather than left with a bony. At first the plan was that Damien would become the assistant publisher of AF. And as such he would still have had a ureal deal of involvement with the max Announcing his deparGot a picture you're proud ol? Send it In. See It In print and win an Amiga Format binderl 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
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Ture would have been a little precipitous in that case W hat in fad happened is that Damien, shortly after becoming a publisher, decided that he wanted to travel He is now making his way around Europe, doing the Grand Tour. Your assessment of him was remarkably accurate though, and he is sadly missed here in the AF office. We will try our best to continue the high standards he established AMIGA CD 600 Is there a CD-ROM drive for the A1200 yet? Many issues ago I read that there was an Amiga 6(10 drive, w hich I think may work w ith the A1200 because they both have the PCMCIA slot. I cannot find
any companies that stock this drive.
Gavin Koch, Uckfield Although we. And many others, believed there would be an AftOO CD drive, this has not proven to be the case. It is thought that the PCMCIA slot cannot offer the control over the drive that would be required. The AI200 can. And probably will have a CD drive in time, since il can be fitted with a SCSI interface. If the rumours are true, ami we believe they are. Commodore will be releasing a CD-based AI200 console by the end of the year. It would he logical in this case for them to also release a CD drive for A1201) owners JULY 1993 PIRATE PERSECUTION Sorry to have lo say.
But I am sickened bv your attitude to the letter from Adam Miller in the May issue of AF regarding A1200 compatibility and pirates. Adam raised a valid point, and you just did the same old 'pirates are bad' reply, and dismissed it out of hand.
Continued overleaf Amina Formal, as Britain's biggest Amiga mag. Has a duly lo lobby on the behalf of Amiga owners and users. Why don't you lobby for software houses to make fixes for older titles available into the Public Domain. Don't just sit there and say 'Contact the company in question and you might get somewhere', lake a lead, give details of where softies have helped readers.
I would like to see A I' Covcrdisks including fixes for classic' games. I would even pay for a disk of fixes issued by a particular software house.
James Youngs, Watford We weren't denying that there is a need far fixes and upgrades to non-compatible games. What we were saying is that just because the Speed ball 2 doesn't work on your A!200 it is no excuse for pirating an improved full version of the game. If pirates want to do the Amiga community any good ido they' 1 they should use their undeniable hacking skills to put out patches for old games on the PI) circuit, so that anybody with a legitimate copy of the game can get the benefit, and not just other hackers on that pirate BUS.
ATTN DYSON You may or may not have heard of me. My name is Bison. Marcus Bison, previously the grandmaster of Slreetftghter 2. I thought it only courteous to pre-wam you that I am soon to release 'Amiga Beermat' the only magazine better than Amiga Format. It will be under 'Past. Present and Future Publishing'.
You have been warned, lock your doors, bolt your windows and conceal your livestock. Bison is back, and lie s bloody mad.
Marcus Bison 172 Quite! Sometimes down the local pub. When the mag has just got back from the printers we lake the copies to lunch for a first glimpse. Occasionally we rest our pints on the mags, thus we have already created Amiga Beermat Sorry Mr Bison.
JULY 1993 Pcs ARE BORING Help! I am about to become a traitor to the 'true faith'.
I am al risk of buying a PC. At the moment I own a souped-up A500. Which I got four years ago when all my friends bought Amigas as well. Now that we are older, all my friends seem to like Pcs better, and I admit that I am tempted too.
I use my computer for playing games, composing music, painting and word processing. On the games front the PC is very good. For music. I have heard that with a PC and sound card you can plug a microphone directly into the computer and sample w ithout an interface. I don't know anything about PC paint or word processing programs.
Now I have to decide between buying a new A4000 030 or a 486SX25 PC clone. I would really like to know what makes the Amiga better. Even the most basic 4000 (no FPU and a small hard drive) is £1.169 according to the Hobbyte advert in issue 46. I have seen a PC for as little as £950. This came with a 120 Mb hard drive and an SVGA monitor.
To get an A4000fl)30 system would be around £6 X) more expensive if I get a decent monitor as well. I expect many people arc suffering the same kind of dilemma. To tell the truth. I would dearly love to get another Amiga because I am a loyal Commodore disciple. Please convince me to buy an A4000.
Daniel Meeuws, Oxford Gladly! The £950 you saw quoted would have been plus VAT. Thus taking it to nearer £’ , lb. The price you saw for the A4000 was also wrong, they actually cost £7.099 including a 120 Mb IDF drive like your PC. Admittedly, once you add the cost of a monitor, like the Commodore 1060 I which can be found in AK for as little as M00). The Amiga set up is around £380 more expensive But what of the cost of replacing all your existing software.'
Your statement that a sound card lets you sample without an interface is a contradiction, the sound card itself is an interface. The One Stop Music Shop puts all existing PC sound cards to shame Believe us!
The real equaliser, though, has lo be tile cost of software. Games aside, virtually all categories of software are considerably more expensive on the PC.
Within a few purchases, your WP and paint program for instance, you would have equalised the cost of the systems. If you are an artist, the IIAMS modes 262.144 should also t arry quite a lot of weight in any argument against the PC. But the clincher for us is that by and large PC owners are anoraks, and Amiga owners are free thinking creative individuals. Turn lo our piece on Baby lon 5 this month lo see what can be done with an Amiga, and not on a PC.
Stick with the Amiga. Daniel, you'II be able to do stuff that will leave your PC-owning friends green with envy, and still have more money left in your pocket.
DATABASE MINEFIELD I write with regard to the letter from M J Davage in AF46 concerning Data Protection. The Data Protection Act 19X4 can be a veritable minefield to the unwary and since any conviction under the Act results in a full criminal record I feel I must explain the pertinent points applicable to home computer use. I hope this will clear up any doubts your users may have.
The act clearly requires everyone who keeps data on individuals lo register, and all data kept must be adequate, relevant, accurate and not stored for longer than necessary. Details of any data must be accessible to the individuals concerned and security measures must be taken against unauthorised access.
Part IV of the act lists exemptions from the need to register. The most important exemption for the home user is under section 33: Personal. Domestic and Recreational use. This basically means home computers. But only when data is held by an individual (not part of a bureau or network) and not when dala is held on behalf of a club or voluntary organisation. This means that the personal data need not be registered, that an individual has no right of access to the data and no criminal offence is committed if disclosure of Ihe data is made to anyone.
I hope database users now know w here they stand - I had visions of thousands of Amiga users rushing to 1 register as dala users.
B Reynolds, Police Officer Thank you for that clarification Mr Reynolds.
Database users can now sleep soundly of a night CD PLEA Why don't you review some CDTV games? Your reviews and ratings would Ik appreciated as we can't afford £30-£40 for a game only lo find out after playing it that it is a load of rubbish. Surely you could spare a couple of pages each month for a few CDTV game reviews. There's definitely a demand for il.
G T McHee, Douglas We have reviewed all the CD games tie're ever seen, in AF 32 34 (see Back Issues Page I S3). Unfortunately CD game releases are not something we see every day.
Not even every month. We're sure there will be more when Commodore's new CD machine comes out STARRING AMIGA In response to your Hollywood Amiga Hunt in the March Amiga Format. I have sighted two incidents where the Amiga is present in a movie. The first is in the film Screwball Hole I. This movie is about some guys in the army who are employed by a hotel, they decide lo break into the major's office and when they do there is a computer on his desk... one of (he guys then goes "There's the classic Amiga 2000!” They turn il on and the major's face appears on the screen and busts them. My
second spotting is in The Gods Must Be Crazy 2 where they show up in the city, one of the offices has an Amiga running a spreadsheet... Maxiplan I think.
I hope these spottings are of use.
N Christodoulou. Innaloo, Western Australia I don't know if they’re of use. Inn they're certainly very interesting. Accept a year's free subscription to Amiga Format anyone else out there has seen an Amiga in a film, let us know - you might win a prize too.
Continued overleaf PIRACEE-DEE I assume lhal everyone who wants to see an end to piracy is very excited about using Cds as a storage medium. This seems fairly obvious because to copy a CD containing say.
600 Mb of data, would take a hell of a lot of floppies tapproximately 7(X) DD. 350 HD), and I don't know of any lucky sod (you know the ones, they have parents who seem to have money trees growing in the garden) who owns a one gigabyte hard drive (or something more feasible).
Now the interesting part - haven't people realised that read write Cds are just around the corner and down the street? Just imagine it. Mr A Pirate is silting at home w ith his trusty 32 Mb Amiga 9000 68090 2(X)Mhz and alongside it are two CD drives. In CD0: is SillySofis' newest game (not yet released) and in CD I: a blank CD (Cliff Richards' The Album perhaps?) First thing he does is check for any protection routines. It's highly likely that none exist because SillySoft wrongly thought that no one would ever copy a game over Cliff Richards' greatest album. If they have included some, then
within a few hours it's gone and CD1: now contains a copy of CD0: without the protection which can then be spread before the original gels to the shelf.
The solution to all this? Who knows. I think it lies in the price. It costs about 50 pence a CD to manufacture lOO.(XX) Cds. Yet when CD titles start selling they are probably going to be around the £30-140 mark (correct me if I'm wrong). This leaves an awful lot of money, some of which goes towards advertising, packaging, etc. and some to the writers of the software. Hopefully the programmers, graphic artists, and musicians (anyone else?) Will get paid a sum proportional to the amount of work they have done.
Considering that most games these days are something like 20 per cent code and 80 per cent graphics music, then w ith the storage capacity of a CD. Graphic artists and musicians can be much more adventurous and produce brilliant works of art (not that they don't already) and thus get a good wage (expect an increase in these fields!) Also, programmers designers could create games which arc not just the same old thing - instead of a platform, shoot-cm-up. Or adventure, we might see games combining some, if not all. Of these ingredients. Even with an increase in wages there is still going to be a
huge profit for the software company. Thus, if ihe price of the Cds fell, to around the 110+ mark. Say. Then I believe they will be within the price range of more people and a drop in piracy will be seen.
So. Wake up all you pro CD storage lovers and think about your price range before the pirate destroys the Amiga software scene, and your profits. The price argument also applies to the current prices of floppy disk-based software, as many people have already pointed out. You don't sec many pirated Code Masters games, do you? Why not? One. They are cheap, and two. They aren't quite as good a standard as the full-price games, but they have improved greatly over the past few years or so. I hope they don't gel carried away and increase their prices or their sales w ill begin to drop.
So to all the producers of expensive floppy disk software: lower the prices of your software, keep the protection (to stop the tecny-piratcs). Make it hard drive installable (is that a loud YES I can hear from the gamer scene?) And expect an increase in sales and a decrease in piracy.
Smudge, Maidstone Wise words mate. « ’ know that rewriteahle CD is on the way. Because I've got one on my desk right now They are very expensive, and so are the disks, but the prices will go through the floor in the next few years. Il goes without saying lhal if a medium exists it must be possible to write to lhal medium. So wise up softies, give us quality product at fair prices. And wise up pirates if you make it unprofitable for them, the softies will slop making games for you to pirate.
Next month Issue 49 August 1993 Is it real?
Or is it Raytraced?
3D raytracing is a technique of producing images of startling realism. Recently, great advances have been made in the quality, flexibility and power of the programs. Rea! 3D.
For instance, allows you lo make 3D animations with motion blur, or render pictures with realistic fuzzy edged shadows.
Next month we're going to take a look at this exciting area of Amiga graphics, we will show you how it's done, where it's used and what the best programs are to do il with.
We will also be looking at what hardware you will need lo do it on your Amiga. From the high-end stuff like Babylon 5. Which you've read about on Page 34 of this issue, to PD 3D programs - we'll be taking a look at 'em all.
Accelerator Deja Vu Last month we promised that this month we would be bringing you a round-up of accelerators for your machine, and by now you've probably realised that we haven't. Firstly, apologies if you were particularly waiting for it. And secondly, the reason. There arc so many new accelerators coming out over the next few weeks that we've decided to hang on for one more issue, then bring you a round-up that will be even bigger and better than the one we had planned. So look out for next month, when we will be showing you how to make your Amiga faster than a speeding bullet.
Waiting for you at your local shop from Thursday June 24!
CYBER-LUTION I was mosl interested 10 read your feature on Cyberpunk in the May issue. Il would appear that I have unwillingly been an avid fan of this genre since before the word was coined. I say unwittingly because though many of the films you list are among my favourites, the name seems to only appear in print.
Although many of the books I have read through the years have dealt with Cyberpunk subjects. I had not read any of the books on your list.
I have, however, recently come across the works ol William Gibson by a slightly backdoor route. Through an interest in Babbage's mechanical computing machines I read The Difference Engine, then Count Zero and have been impressed with both. I think that Gibson did not in fact invent Cyberspace, at least not the environment. The idea was created, lo my knowledge. Not only before home computers and modems but even before the Phreaking you detail.
The idea was used as the basis of the novel Uhik by Phillip K Dick in l%9. And so predates Gibson's boohs by about 15 years. Although it was used lo connect people in a near-death stale. I think that enough details arc consistent with the accepted definition of Cyberspace. It is perhaps no coincidence that the film Bladerunner. Another Cyberpunk archetype, is based on the novel l)o Androids Dream of Electric Sheep also by Phillip K Dick, and predating most other science fiction films of this ty pc.
I think that Cy berpunk, rather than springing forth fully formed, can really be seen as a logical progression of the Sixties' and Seventies' holocaust mentality.
A sort of post apocalyptic vision minus the apocalypse.
Kev Panton, Burton on Trent We glad you've found Cyberpunk, and nr would agree with your ideas of its evolution. 1 cry few ideas or artistic genres appear fully formal as if from nowhere A process of evolution always occurs. All the ideas that engender Cyberpunk came tit fruition in Gibson's works, though, and while all the concepts weren't entirely new. The genre they combined lo create was Sorry, but Ubik doesn't pre-date Phreahing. Situ e the book was published in 1969. But cheating the VS telephone system was popular by the late Fifties.
JULY 1993 GOLD SERVICE With reference lo your Hard Logik letter in AI 46.
Would you please make it clear to your readers that ProDraw 3 can Ik made lo work perfectly on an Amiga AGA machine. It's simple really. As a registered user you telephone the technical helpline and they send the latest version. 3.05. which runs with no problems on my Amiga 4000.
Steve Calkin, Canvey Island This is the sort of service one should expect from a supplier of serious software, and as we've said before.
Cold Disk invariably deliver the goods.
WHERE ARE THEY?
I have a CDTV and I have found out that there are two new games available from Psygnosis called Microcosm and Dracula. They were released in March of this year.
Could you please tell me where I can get them and how much they cost?
Kevyn Taylor, Exeter We're sorry to disappoint you Kevin, but the games you mention are not vet available. Psygnosis are developing bollt lilies for a range of CD-ROM formats, including CD IX and. We suspect, the rumoured new Commodore CD console Microcosm is actually being partly financed by Commodore themselves as an advert for the CD formal. Both that and Dracula look very good indeed, as you might expect from Psygnosis.
But die question on everyone's lips is: Will there be any gameplay to them? We shall see... BREAK THE BOREDOM Is there any Amiga user courses that you can do from home, as I gel pretty bored?
N A Pearson, Bolton There is a course you can do al home aimed at new Amiga users, or those who have primarily used their machine for games, available from a company called Jjc. It consists of a series of 12 disks that form a tutorial on using the machine. Call Jjc on 0404 8X3347.
CASH AND PRIZES TO... WELL, ERM... NO-ONE ACTUALLY In case you hadn't noticed, this issue ot Amiga Formal is out at a different time of the month to usual. It's all to do with print slots and publisher type decisions like that. What it means lor you Is that instead of us being available on the second Thursday of every month, we now go on sale on Spot the shot 48 Do you know which Amiga game this is a portion of?
Then send us a postcard and you could win a T-shirt.
Just put your name, address and the name of the game on the card and post it to us at the following address: Spot the Shot 48, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street. Bath BA1 2BW. The first correct entry pulled out of the hat every month will win a fabulous Amiga Formal T-shirt!
The winner of Spot the Shot 46 is Matthew J Hopkins, of Cardiff in Wales, who spotted thot the picture above come from the gome Desert Strike. If we ever get our new T-shirts printed, Matthew gets one.
AF LIVE ON TOUR I buy and read Amiga Format every month and was pleased to hear that there was going to be another Amiga show. Amiga Format Live "93. T hen I read that Ihe show was to be at Wembley Exhibition Centre in England I am a boy of 12 and I'm interested in the serious side of the Amiga as well as games. I would really enjoy the biggest Amiga show, but can't make it because of where I live. All Ihe big shows are in London. There could be a show al the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow , but I'm sure this hasn't been thought about. I am aware of the All Formats Computer Fair which
travels the country , but you're hardy likely to see the latest game from Gremlin, or the latest piece of hardware from GVP there, are you?
Christopher Ryan, Irvine As a Northerner myself. I agree with you lo a great extent. The problem is that although it's our show, ice don't decide where il will be held The people who work in a part of our company called Future Events make those decisions. They lake a lot of things into account, including geographic and demographic reports of Amiga ownership, and then they i boose the place where they think the show will be accessible to the most people After our first show The Amiga formal World Of Commodore in 1991. I tried to persuade them to try tltc GMFX centre in Manchester for the next
one. But they weren't convinced.
If you are a Northern Amiga owner and you'd like lo see a show at the NFC. G-MFX or SEC. Then write and make your feelings known, send your letters to: Go on Tony give us a show!
Tony Keefe. Future Events 30 Monmouth Street Bath Avon BA I 2BW If enough of you write, von could well get your wav.
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• 25-way and 50-way SCSI ports ¦Thru port built-in
• SCSI ID switch ¦ Compatible with major SCSI controllers 128MB
optical drive (Internal) £849 128MB optical drive (External)
£999 128MB 3.5" optical disk £39.95 each SCSI controller card
for A1500 A2000 £129 (Compatible with Amiga. PC, and Mac. A
SCSI controller is required on the Amiga and PC) Floptical Disk
Drive
• Stores 20MB on one 3'A" disk
• Cost effective mass storage unit ¦ Can be used as a 1 44MB
floppy with Amiga DOS and AMAX ¦ AMAX compatible with DMI Mac
driver
• Packs an entire back-up onto one floppy
• Additional disks available ¦ Internal version for
A1500 2000 3000
• External version for A500 ¦ SCSI Interface required Internal
A2000 kit ......£289 Internal A3000
kit ......£289 External A500
kit .£389 A1500 £599 Accelerator
GVP G-Force
• 68030 accelerator board
• 68882 Maths co-processor 25MHz 1MB RAM
.....£499 40MHz 4MB RAM
.....£759 50MHz 4MB RAM
..£1099 Hard drive mount
kit ...£35 68040 Fusion 40 inc.
4MB ...£999 68040 Pro-Peripherals inc. 4MB £999
1MB x 8SIMM .. SIMM 32 x 4MB-60 SIMM 32 x 1MB-60 Tel 0234
843388 Printers All printers include cables and next day
delivery Star Printers LC20 £139 £165 £195 £229 £185 £225 £279
£699 £899 £999 £229 LC100 colour LC200 colour LC 15 LC24-100
LC24-200 LC24 200 colour Laser LS-5 Laser LS-5EX Laser LS-5TT
SJ-48 Epson Printers Laser EPL-4000 £639 EPL-4300 £799 EPL-8100
£1349 Inkjet Colour PowerScan SQ-870
£509 SQ-1170
(132 column printer) .£629 Dot Matrix LQ-570
.£289 LQ-1070
1132 column printer) ..£449
LQ-100 .£209
LX100 .£189 Supra
Modems Supra Fax Modern* ..£139 (inc.
PSU, cable, software) Supra Fax Modem
32BIS .£269 M iscellaneous Power Mouse
...£15 Optical Mouse
......£29.95 Replacement optical mouse
mat ...£9.95 100 Branded disks + disk box £69.99 Quality
branded disks (10) .£9.95 A1200 Dust
cover .£5
Trackball .£29.95
Crystal Trackball .....£34.95 Aviator 1
joystick ..£35 Intruder 1
joystick £29.99 Maverick 1
joystick .....£15.99 Python 1
joystick .....£9.99 Apache 1
joystick ....£7.99 Goods are sold
subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale and are
available on request The Power Computing colour hand-held
scanner for the Amiga is now available.
This scanner offers the following features ¦ 4096 colours
• 50-400 DPI
• 4 Scanning modes
• Text
• Greyscale
• Colour halftone
• Colour The Amiga interface plugs into an
A1500 A2000 A3000 A4000 expansion slot with a separate version
which connects to the expansion connector of Ihe A500 A500- The
A500 version has a through-port which is compatible with all
Amiga 500 expansion peripherals.
The software supplied with this scanner is the new PowerScan Professional 3, which also supports the greyscale scanner and will be available as an upgrade to existing users of PowerScan for £15.
Colour PowerScan v3.0 features
• Real-time True-feel' scan option in colour halftone mode
• Images are stored internally as 12-bit graphics, not HAM. This
means that no quality is lost due to the Amiga only being able
to display HAM images in 4096 colours
• Images are displayed as HAM pictures
• HAM images may be loaded from disk and edited using PowerScan 3
• Image size that can be handled is limited only by the amount of
memory available
• Memory does not have to be chip memory as in many art packages
• Images can be saved in various file formats
• View whole image function
• Scale rotate skew image or clipboard by any amount
• Crop image
• Clean up, lighten or darken image
• Variable zoom mode
• Draw freehand, lines, circles, boxes and polygons in various
fill patterns, brush sizes, paste modes, or with the clip board
image
• Clipboards may be scanned directly, or any shape can be cut
from the main image
• The software is compatible with all Amigas
• Supports Workbench 2 and ECS screen modes Colour PowerScan now
available New v3.0 Scan software PowerScan Colour
v3.0 ..£239 PowerScan Greyscale
v3.0 £115 PowerScan v3.0 software upgrade ...£15
The Amiga can only display 16 greyscales Technical 0234 841882
Order Form Name Address Postcode Tel. No Description Credit
Card No.
I I I I n n Expiry Date Signature I enclose cheque PO for : I Tel 0234 843388 Fax 0234 840234 Power Computing Ltd Unit 8 Railton Road Woburn Road Ind. Estate Kempston Bedford MK42 7PN (UK mainland only) 48Hr delivery £2.50
• 24Hr delivery £4.50 Parcel post delivery £1 (Not for orders
over £501 SIMULATION THAT WILL WEDGE YOU INTO YOUR SEAT FOR
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ROUND OF ki ki GOLF. I INTERNATIONAL OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
EMPLOYS FEATURES THAT ENHANCE THE GAMEPLAY LIKE NO OTHER GOLF
SIMULATION.
(¦AV The only thing between a BOGIE AND A BIRDIE IS YOUR ABILITY.
REPLAY YOUR SHOTS FROM VARIOUS ANGLES TO CHECK YOUR TECHNIQUE.
Select to play solo, or with FRIENDS, FROM SEVERAL TYPES OF wk HMBEVSJ5I COMPETITION INCLUDING SKINS WHERE YOU CAN PLAY FOR A SUM OF MONEY FOR EACH HOLE. SELECT YOUR CLUB. ADDRESS THE TEE AND STRIKE OFF DOWN THE FAIRWAY FOR A ROUND LIKE YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH AVAILABLE FOR CBM AMIGA IBM PC ...... .-u - p .yray:LJ»£ . " Jljj OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 2 CASTLE STREET • CASTLEFIELD • MANCHESTER • M3 4LZ • TEL: 061 832 6633 • FAX: 061 834 0650 1 0279 600204 • Special Reserve Sales Open til 8pm weekdays and 5pm weekends • Please note there Is a 50p surcharge oa software items ordered by phone.

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