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EMPLANT GOES CLEAN The long awaited 32-bit clean version of the Emplant Mac Emulator software has just been released. This allows Amiga owners without a Memory Management Unit to emulate a Mac, and enables the emulated Mac to use most of the Amiga's RAM. Existing Emplant owners will need to replace three chips on the board, but the three new chips will be sent out to all registered users. A PC emulation module for the Emplant is also coming soon, as is a PCMCIA version for use with the A1200. CAPTAIN Spectra video are continuing their ambitious hardware launch schedule with two new games-related peripherals. The I.ogipad is a console- beating Amiga jovpad featuring six microswitched fire buttons, an eight-way direc- lional thumb control and an autolire option. Finished in black, blue and gold the pad is available now for £18.99. Also new from the Wembley-based distributors is the Delta Ray joystick. Finished in black with blue trim, this stick features no fewer than live fire buttons, autofire and rapid fire options as well as an extra-long connector cable for long-distance waggling. The Della Ray costs a very reasonable £15.99. Spectravideo can be contacted on 081- 902 2211. The new Logipad joy- pad has six fire buttons and an eightway thumb control. Wwf GET A NEW IMAGE Using pictures in your presentations, or simply for jazzing up your documents has been made easy by Galaxy Grafix who have produced a range of images on disk for Amiga users. Called Media Background, the three disks include photos of Cds, keyboards, videos and the like, which were originally digitised in 24-bits and then retouched. Price: £14.95, call 0792 290998 for more information. FOR FITNESS FREAKS Amiga owners keen on keeping fit can now check on all their body pulses, pressures, and the rest, while they pump iron! Heart Track is a program from Healthcare Technology and using its chestband trasmitter, you can exercise up to nine feet from your monitor, while the program works out how much warm up, training and warm down time you should give yourself. Call 0243 528800. RAM IT HOME Three new Amiga RAM boards have been produced by American developers DKB. The A1200 RAM has two 72-pin SIMM sockets, a 0Mb RAM populated, 16MHz 68881 co-processor and costs £129. The 3128 is the only 32-bit RAM board available for A3000 A4000s. It can upgrade 32-bit (Zorro III) based Amigas up to 128Mb of RAM, has four SIMM sockets and costs £269.

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Document sans nom Get the most out of your Amiga with our expert 10-page guide: Music • DTP • Video • Graphics
• WP • Games • Programming GAMES Zool2, Mortal Kombat, Stardust,
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55 • JANUARY 1994 They look dull, but put one in your Amiga and
your screen won't. P 123 Get amazing colour printouts with the
Fargo Primera printer. P 140 FOR LOADIN INSTRUCTIOI SEE PAGE 7
Forget those Workbench Thu superb utility enables you to copy,
delete, move, view or play files, and much more, to the CU.
Your computing life has never Rombo's latest little box offers
24-bit digitising in real time. P 128 FOR DISK MASTE
INSTRUCTIOI SEE PAGE 8 * ft ft ¦¦ & 3 Z -» 4 FOR A STEEL
SKY INSTRUCTIONS SEE PACE 12 Some of the most impressive Star
Trek art yet seen in the Public Domain! P 162 24-bit graphics
cards 123 See how to get a 17 million colour Amiga display.
Vidi 24 128 Another video digitiser rolls from the Rombo production line.
Adorage 2 132 Create and animate stunning super-smooth video effects.
Overdrive 135 Discover the Amiga's first PCMCIA socket hard disk.
Final Writer 137 Is this word processor from SoftWood a step on from Final Copy~ Fargo Primera 140 One of the most stunning colour printers we have ever seen.
Mega Chip 143 Power Computing's answer to those 'not enough chip mem blues'.
XL Internal 143 Now Amiga users can get Power's excellent HD drive on the inside.
Essence 145 Add bumps and textures to your 3D renders.
Oktagon 2008 149 Get SCSI 2 power in your big box Amiga.
Multiface Card 3 149 Get yourself more ports. Two serial and a parallel.
Educational Software 153 Find out how to learn from your Amiga. We take a look at the latest programs aimed at younger Amiga users.
Public Domain 158 Back Issues Subscriptions 168 Mail Order 172 Workbench 177 Workbench tutorial 183 Blitz Basic 2 tutorial 188 Imagine 2.0 tutorial 194 Letters 201 Next month 209 Amiga shows its strength 18 CD32, always an attractive Commodore put the rest to shame at the Future Entertainment Show, prospect, just got better.
At this time of year we always welcome new Amiga users. So if you got an Amiga for Christmas, check out below what's in this packed issue to help you get the most from your new machine.
Vivid Imagination 17 The winners of the Amiga Formats ivid Image competition.
CD32 gets even more attractive 16 Commodore have added more titles to the CD32 bundle to attract buyers.
Egulars eviews S creenplay 41 Coming Attractions Next big thing?
Liberation Fatman Genesia Skidmarks Soccer Kid AGA Chaos Engine AGA Mortal Kombat Global Domination Stardust Disposable Hero Zool 2 On this month’s Coverdisks Tfcr He s back* anc* this time he's
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seen on... page 48 Fury of the Furries 80 CD32 Games 84
Jurassic Park AGA 90 ¦Alio 'Alio 94 Suburban Commando 94
Terminator 2 98 Cosmic Spacehead 100 Holiday Lemmings 101 Dizzy
101 F1 102 Lamborghini Challenge 102 Re-releases 10C Parasol
Stars • Indianapolis 500 • Chuck Rock • Pinball Special Edition
• F-29 Retaliator • Torvak the Warrior • The Lords of Power
compilation Gamebusters 11*1 Get to know R AMIGj CONTENTS The
Amiga is so good at so many things that it can be quite
confusing just keeping track of all of its abilities. Knowing
just what you need to make the most of those abilities can be
even more confusing. That's where Amiga Format comes in. Every
month we're here to help you get more power and more enjoyment
from your machine. But this month we have a special feature
designed to help new owners get to know their machines.
There's plenty in there to teach experienced owners a thing or two as well. Page 22 WIN!
One of three A1200s plus software A fabulous Epson GT6500 scanner from Power page 82 page 139 Is Add's gnarly racing game as great as the AF51 Coverdisk demo promised. Find out on... page 58 POWER UP YOUR A4000 In the latest installment of our continuing saga of creating the ultimate A4000, we look at fitting hard drives and maths co-processors. Page 120 DiskMaster 2 Somewhere, and you may be trying to forget where, you have a Workbench disk. It might not find its way into your disk drive as frequently as your copy of Cannon Fodder, but if you really want to get the most out of your Amiga
you will have to slip it in there occasionally. But it is a bit of a bind, and the Shell (or CLI) is even worse, ail that typing and stuff. Wouldn't it be nice if you could harness all that power without having to get your hands dirty with that difficult techie stuff.
You can! Directory programs are the answer to a technophobe's prayers, and for those who aren't afraid of Virginia Workbench, they are a powerful tool to maximising the potential of their machine. Directory programs are by far the most used packages on the Amigas in our office.
So this month we decided to give you a fine example of this useful genre of program. So load up DiskMaster 2 and discover just how easy it can be to do all those tiresome tasks like copying and deleting files, formatting disks, displaying pictures and much more.
Beneath a Steel Sky If pointing and clicking in an adventurous fashion is your idea of a great computer game. Beneath A Steel Sky will be your idea of heaven. If you haven't given graphic adventures a whirl yet, now is your chance with this great demo of Revolution Software's latest.
HYI Vq Now into Chapter 3 of Crying Freeman. * Retribution serves up another ruthless helping of callous killing and naked destiny. The 108 Jj|gj Dragons come under a murderous attack from a gang of political mercenaries known as the African Tusk. Crying Freeman must revenge the slaughter of his leaders and defend the reputation of I the Chinese Mafia.
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An Island International Company Disk Master 2 is a rather excellent disk utility which will enable you to copy and manipulate files with great ease, without ever having to resort to the CU or Workbench.
You can automatically view picture files, list archives and hear sound samples just by clicking on their filenames.
DISKMASTER 2 There is no need to muck about decompressing the disk this month - It has all been set up ready-to-go. All you have to do is turn off your machine, leave it for about 10 seconds and then fire it up again. Insert the Coverdisk instead of your normal Workbench disk and DiskMaster 2 will automatically run.
Disk 55b is autobooting. So if you want to play this special demo of Revolution Software's graphic adventure, just stick disk 55b into your drive and turn on the machine, or perform a soft reset.
For more details on how to play the Beneath the Steel Sky demo, turn to page 12... STUMPED BY THE Shell? Confused by the CLI? Worried by Workbench? Fear no more.
DiskAlastrr 2 is here. Il will give you an easy way to look at pictures, read text files, display an animation and listen to sound samples, and more. With diis single utility you can replace dozens of commands and still do more than is possible from the Shell or Workbench. Better still, everything is controlled with simple clicks on the mouse buttons.
Probably the most powerful disk utility program available, DiskAlastrr 2 will revolutionise the way you use your Amiga. We think that you'll agree that it is one of the most useful programs we have ever given away. Don't worry about any decompression hassles
- the DiskMastn 2 disk is ready-to-go. Switch on your Amiga and
bang the autobooting disk in the drive.
.After it has loaded, you'll see a screen containing three boxes full of techie looking stuff. Now you're ready for some serious file handling.
By default DiskAlastrr 2 opens two file display windows, the Source window and the Destination, and one command window. Commands are issued by first highlighting one or more files or directories in the Source window, and then clicking on the desired command in the Command window.
When DiskAlastrr 2 first loads, die left-hand file window will contain a list of all the devices, volumes and assigns it can find. To select a directory, you click it once - to enter it, you double click. The right-hand file window is a lisung of the contents of the internal floppy disk. It contains several directories and programs - the file DM2 is DiskAlastrr 2.
For now. Double click on the directory called This is the awesome sight that will greet you after booting from the DiskMaster 2 floppy disk.
GETTING STARTED On this month's disks we bring you Diskmaster 2 - probably the most powerful disk utility program on the Amiga, and a demo of Revolution Software's stunning graphic adventure, Beneath a Steel Sky.
'News and Updates’ in the right-hand window. The listing will change to represent the files that are contained in this sub-directory. Locale die file Programtne_Changes and double click on it.
This will demonstrate an important feature of DiskAlastrr 2 - the automatic detection of file types.
As Programrne_Changes is a text file. DiskAlastrr 2 knows to display the contents of the file on-screen.
You can look through the text with die arrow keys, or return to the main display by clicking the tight hand mouse button. Find the small letter S in the window frame. This indicates that the current window is the Source directory, but if you click on it the file window will change as it returns to its parent
- the directory direcdy above. If you click on the S enough,
you'll return to a list of devices and assigns.
When the S is replaced by a D. this means the window is the Destination window.
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run SuperJAM! Will help those people with only 1Mb on their
machines.
Some people seem to be having trouble with using SuperJAM!
On a 1Mb Amiga. It does work. Honestly. However, with only 1Mb you won't have much room to play around with lots of samples. Unless you follow these simple steps: 1 Boot up from Workbench.
2 Insert your SuperJAM! And double-click on the disk icon.
3 Click once on the Icon and then select "Information" from the Workbench "Icon" menu.
4 In the window which appears, edit the tool types by clicking on them and changing the text which appears on the text gadget at the bottom of the window.
5 You want to change the following tool types: CLOSEWORKBENCH=OFF to CLOSEWORKBENCH=ON GREYSCALE=OFF to GREYSCALE=ON SLOWREFRESH=OFF to SLOWREFRESH=ON 6 Save these changes and run SuperJAM! By double-clicking on the icon.
7 When the program has loaded, select "styles" from the top bar.
8 Click on a style you will not be using and select "Remove" from the leftmost menu.
9 Repeat step 8 if necessary.
10 By taking these steps you should have freed up a certain amount of memory on your Amiga; enough for you to fit in some more samples anyway. To get even more out of SuperJAM! You should consider a memory upgrade.
The list of commands in the centre of the screen provide you with some great ways of performing mundane file handling.
With the Source window in one directory, and the Destination window in another copying files is easy. Here's how to copy lots of files at once: first pick a file window, and locate the directory to which you want to copy the files. Neat highlight the files you want to copy in the other window.
Notice that as soon as you dick on in a window it turns from a Source to a Destination window.
Highlight as many files as you like by singleclicking them, and then dick on Size Check in the Command window (you may need to move the Command Window's scroll bar to make the command visible). Now this is something that the Shell can't do - DiskMaster 2 will let you know if there is room to copy the files before the copying begins. H the message 'Not enough room' appears in the title bar, you know you'll to have a rethink.
COMMANDS The top two entries in the Command Window are quick ways of moving around. Root will return you to the disk or device you first selected, and Parent will bring you back up a level. The neat four commands control the highlighting of files. Clicking on ALL will highlight all the files and directories displayed, and Clear will do the opposite. Select and Exclude give you the option of specifying a pattern with which to selectively choose files. For example, the string
• IFF will only select files which have .IFF at the end of their
name.
The other commands are fairly self explanatory. Read will display a text file. HexRead will display the file in hexadecimal (for programmers).
ShowPic will display any IFF graphic images (and will also play sound samples) and Copy will copy file. Move is like Copy, but the original is deleted after the copying is finished. Copy Newer will copy files, but will only replace files in the destination if the new files have a more recent creation date.
Rename will change the name of a highlighted file or drawer, and Print will send a file to a printer (if connected). Find is a very useful command if you have a hard disk and keep losing files
- DiskMaster 2 will search the selected device until it finds
them for you.
Protect will allow the status bits of file to be changed, and Comment will allow a small reminder note to be added to each file. Find will search a device or volume which has been highlighted for a file with a particular name. MakeDir is useful, as it allows an entirely new sub-directory to be created, and if you dick on the Make kon button instead of the OK button, a drawer icon will also be created.
Lucky owners of A1200 and A4000 machines can use the ViewAGA command to display 256- colour and HAM8 IFF images. This command won't function on non-AGA machines.
Practically every feature of DiskMaster 2 can be changed to suit your own way of working. The screen, the windows, the colours - everything can be altered and saved as a preference. There are 11 different settings saved on the Coverdisk, in the Examples drawer. To load one, first highlight it with a single click and then select Run DM Script from the Tools menu.
These Scripts are plain text files, and you will leam a lot about how DiskMaster 2 can be configured if you read through them.
The script called Startup.DM Is loaded and executed automatically each time DiskMaster 2 is loaded. By altering this file (the copy in the S: directory has priority over the one in the examples drawer) you can get DiskMaster 2 to start in exactly the way you want it to. You can even get it to open on the standard Workbench screen if you want.
There are several menu options which will help you fine- tune DiskMaster 2. Display Format in Project will define how the filenames, sizes and dates are displayed - try altering the positions of the letter in the requester. Also in the Project menu, Palette will alter the colours, and Save Config will allow you to store your settings on disk. If you save them with the name Startup.DM in the s: directory, they will be used each time DiskMaster 2 is loaded.
You can also open more windows, select a different font and lock the windows as either Source or Destination in case you get confused.
If you are running a PAL Amiga, one of the first things you will want to do is to resize the windows to fill the entire screen. Simply drag and stretch them, list any other Workbench window, and then select Save Config from the Project menu to make the change permanent.
DISK STRUCTURE CUSTOMISATIONS To use DiskMaster 2 properly, you will need to know a little bit about how data is organised when it is stored on to a disk. The disk structure looks a little like an upside- down tree, with branches sprouting off in all directions.
The 'root' of the tree is the disk (either floppy or hard) itself. It is usual to create sub-directories or 'drawers' on the disk to help add a little order. Each drawer can contain files, other drawers or a mixture of both - see the picture at the bottom of this panel for an example.
When you copy, move or delete a drawer you will also effect all the files and drawers contained within it - so be careful you don't accidentally erase valuable information. Each time you move down the tree into a directory you will only see the files.
DiskMaster 2 will display devices with a short label in brackets after the name.
There are three types: (DEV) - indicates the entry is the device name of a physical storage device.
(VOL) - indicates the entry is the volume name of a physical storage device.
(ASN) - indicates the entry is the name of an assignment made to a storage device.
For example. DfO: is a device (DEV), as it refers to the internal floppy disk whereas AF55A is the volume name (VOL) of the same floppy disk. In this case both names are equivalent. The assign C: (ASG) refers to a path set up as the Coverdisk booted and provides a shortcut to the C directory on the boot disk. You can setup your own assign statement at the Shell: for example. ASSIGN PLOP: DFO: will provide yet another way to access the internal floppy.
Directories are displayed at the top of the File Display window. They can be distinguished from files by the fact that they show no file size and are displayed in a different colour.
Many files appear with an .info extension. These files are actually icons, and if you delete the .info file (not a good idea) the icon will disappear from the Workbench.
Remember: ¦ Single-clicking a directory will select it.
¦ Double-clicking a directory will open it read the contents and display them.
¦ Single-clicking on a selected directory will de-select it.
The DiskMaster 2 pull-down menu makes using floppy disks a lot quicker, as it can copy and format using single disks, or up to four at a time if you have any external disk drives connected.
FORMAT The requester that pops up allows up to four disks to be formatted simultaneously. Click the drive names you require (dfO: is the internal drive), and enter new names if you require.
Before you click GO (or Cancel to chicken out), you can highlight one or more of the four option buttons.
QUICK - will re-format a previously formatted disk very quickly.
VERIFY - will check the formatting is working perfectly.
INSTALL - will make the formatted disk(s) bootable and FFS will format using the Fast File System which Workbench 2 and above supports.
DISKCOPY The gadget to the left of the Multicopy button is the source drive, cycle through any other drives by clicking on it. Highlight the drive(s) listed below it to indicate the drive you want the copy to be made to. If the Multicopy is highlighted, the contents of the Source disk will be stored in memory which will speed up the copying process many times over.
OTHERS The other menu options are short cuts for formatting and copying disks in the dfO: and or dfl: drives. Clear dfO: will erase all the contents of the disk in the internal drive.
DiskMaster 2 will simplify the entire process of archiving. We have included the most popular archiver (LHA) on the disk, and managed to supply another (ZOO) in squeezed format.
The purpose of archiving is to pack one or more files into a single file which is smaller than the sum of its parts. To make an LHA archive, select several files. Now select Lha Add from the archives menu, and you will be asked to name the archive. You can also alter the path by entering: RAM:PLOP.LHA. An archive called PLOP will be appear in the RAM disk. You can list the contents of an LHA file by highlighting it and selecting Lha List and extract files using: Lha X Dest - will extract the files into the Destination file window. Lha Extract - will extract the files into the current file
window.
Lha X Req - will ask where you want the extracted files to be places.
The other commands (ZOO. ARC) will only function when there is a working copy of ZOO and ARC in the C directory of the WB disk.
ADDING NEW COMMANDS COPYING THE DISK The most powerful feature of DiskMaster 2 is the way in which new commands can be added.
Here's how to add an Edit button that will allow text files to be directly loaded for editing.
First select ADD from the Project menu. A requester appears, and it needs a name, a number and a command string separated by commas.
The name is the name of the command - pick something short but descriptive. The two digit number defines the background and foreground pens used to display the title. The command string is a list of instructions to be carried out when the command is executed.
Here is how to add a custom delete command called ‘Nuke’. Type the following into the command template requestor: NUKE, 10, Confirm "Are you sure you want this file nuked?" Yeah! Nope!; Delete %s The new Nuke command will appear in the central command window. In this case the command string consists of two parts, separated by semicolons. The first part makes use on a built-in command called 'confirm'. If the second entry after confirm is selected, the command will terminate. If the first entry is selected, the script will carry on to the next command.
The next command is Delete, and the '%s' after it is DiskMaster"s way of passing the names of the selected files to it. You can use ordinary AmigaDOS commands in your command strings, as long as you preceed them with the keyword EXTERNAL. So. If you wanted to add an edit command, you might used a command string like this: EDIT,10,ScrBack;Extern c:ed %s;ScrFront The ScrBack and ScrFront are DiskMaster 2 commands to ensure the ED window is visible.
The snag with this example is that there wasn't room on the Coverdisk to include the AmigaDOS ED function. The best way around this is to copy DiskMaster 2 across to your normal WB disk. As it can replace dozens of other utilities, you should be able to delete a few other files to make room.
I i lay- =-ncr One of the first things you should get DiskMaster 2 to do Is to back Itself up on to a spare floppy disk.
Before you settle down to get to know DiskMaster 2 you should back up the floppy in case something untoward happens. You can use the normal Workbench and Shell method, but you might want to take this opportunity to use DiskMaster 2.
Before you start ensure the Coverdisk is write-protected (slide the little plastic tab up) and you have a blank disk which is write- enabled. With the Coverdisk in the drive, highlight the dfO: device in either File Window (you might need to dick on S or D until the list appears). Now use the right mouse button to bring up the Disk Menu and select the Copy dfO: dfO: option.
Depending on memory, DiskMaster 2 will ask you to swap disks a number of times, but when the process has finished you will have a security copy of your Coverdisk to put in a safe place, just in case anything goes wrong.'
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VERSION) 19.49 NEW ZEALAND STORY (N012) 7 99 NICK FALDO S GOLF
22 49 NICKY BOOM 2 19 49 NIGEL MANSELL S WORLD CHAMP SHIP (1
MEG) 8 99 NIGEL MANSELL S WORLD CHAMP SHIP (A1200 VERSION) 18
49 NIPPON SAFES (1 MEG) 20 49 NO SECOND PRIZE 16 99 ONE STEP
BEYOND (1 MEG)... 14 99 OPERATION STEALTH (N012) 11 49
OPERATION WOLF (N012) 7 99 OVERDRIVE (1 MEG) 16 99 PANG
..... 7 99 PANZA KICK
BOXING (NOI2) . 8 99 PARASOL STARS 8 99 PATRICIAN (1 MEG)
....20 49 PERIHELION (1 MEGl ..... 20
49 POA TOUR GOLF - COURSES 19 99 PGA TOUR GOLF COURSE DISK
1199 P1NBALL DOUBLE PACK 'PINBALL DREAMS t FANTASIES) (
PINBALL DREAMS 11 MEG) ... PINBALL FANTASIES PIRATES
(NOP) .. PITFIOHTER ...... ' ** POOLS
OF DARKNESS 9 99 POPULOUS *PROMISEOLANOS(N012 10 49 POPULOUS
6 SIM CITY ... 17 49 POPULOUS 2(1 MEG).
CHALLENGE DATA OlSK 22 49 POPULOUS 2 CHALLENGE DATA DISK (I MEG) ... 12.49 POWER UP (CHASE H O TURRICAN. X-OUT ALTEREO BEAST RAINBOW ISLANOS|14 49 PREMIER MANAGER (1 MEG) 9 99 PREMIER MANAGER 2(1 MEG) 16 49 PREMIERE (1 MEG) 1199 PRIME MOVER 17.99 PRINCE OF PERSIA (1 MEG) 7 99 PRO TENNIS TOUR 2 .12 49 PROJECT X (SPECIAL EolTION) (1 MEG) 10 49 PUGGSY (1 MEG) 20 49 PUSH-OVER (1 MEG) 17 49 OUEST 6 GLORY (BLOODWYCH.
MIDWINTER. CADAVER. BAT) (N012) 13 49 QUESTRON 2 (SSI) (N012) 5 49 OWAK ..999 R TYPE (N012) 7 99 RAILROAD TYCOON (1 MEGl 14 49 RAINBOW COLLECTION (BUBBLE BOBBLE RAINBOW ISLANDS.
NEW ZEALAND STORY) (NOP) 9 99 RALLY (1 MEG; 20 49 RAVING MAD IMEGA TWINS. JAMES POND 2 - ROBOCOD RODIAND) REACH FOR THE SKIES ... RICK DANGEROUS (N012) ROAD RASH ....| ROBIN HOOD LEGEND OUEST ROBOCOD AEG (A1200 VERSION) ROBOCOP2 ROBOCOP 3 |N012) . ROLLING R0NNYIN012) RORKE S DRIFT RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 2 RYDER CUP ...... RYDER CUP (A1200 VERSION) SABRE TEAM ..... STEVE DAVIS SNOOKER .1049 STORM MASTER 10 49 STREETFIGHTER 2 10 99 STRIKER (1 MEGl 8 99 STUNT CAR RACER (N012) 7 99 SUPER CARS (N012) 7 49 SUPER CARS 2 (NOP)
... 9 49 SUPER FROG (1 MEG) 16 99 SUPER HANG ON 7 99 SUPERHERO 19 99 SUPER SPACE INVADERS .... 9 49 SUPER TETRIS. 9 99 SWITCHBLADE 2 (N012) 9 49 SWIV(NOP) ...8 99 SYNDICATE (1 MEG) 22 49 T2 (COIN OP) d MEG) 20 49 TERMINATOR 2 20 99 TFX (A1200 VERSION) 22 99 THE BLUE 6 THE GREY (1 MEG) 18 99 THE LOST TREASURES OF INFOCOM 1 (20 CLASSIC INFOCOM TEXT A0VENTURES)(N012) ...18 99 THE SETTLERS 23 49 THEATRE OF DEATH 20 49 THUNOERHAWK 8 99 TITUS THE FOX 9 49 TORNADO)’ MEG) 2149 TRANSARCTICA 18 49 TROJAN AllEX (LIGHT PHAZER GAME)
7.49 TROJAN • CYBER ASSAULT (LIGHT PHAZER GAME) TROJAN • FIRESTAR (LIGHT PHAZER GAME) TROJAN THE ENFORCER (LIGHT PHAZER GAME) TURRICAN TURRICAN 2 .. TURRICAN 3(1 MEG) TV SPORTS FOOTBALL (N012) ULTIMA 5 (N012) URIOIUM 2(1 MEGI- UTOPIA . DATA DISK VIKINGS • FIELD OF CONQUEST (1 MEG) 11 49 DUNE 2 - BATTLE FOR ARRAKIS C MEG)20.49 DUNGEON MASTER & CHAOS STRIKES BACK (1 MEG) 13 99 DYNA BLASTERS 20 49 ELITE . 12 99 ELITE 2 (FRONTIER) (1 MEG) 19 99 EPIC (1 MEG) 19 99 ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE ROBOT MONSTERS (N012) 7 99
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS (1 MEG) 17 99 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (SSI) (1 MEG) 13 99 EVE OF THE BEHOLDER 2(1 MEG) 24 49 F1 (DOMARK)d MEG) 17 99 FI 17A STEALTH FIGHTER 2.0(1 MEG) 22 99 F15 STRIKE EAGLE 2(1 MEG) 12 49 ’ F17 CHALLENGE 10 49 F19 STEALTH FIGHTER (NOP) 7 99 F29 RETALIATOR 11 MEG) • 10 49 FABLES & FIENDS LEGENO OF KYRANDA (NO’2) (1 MEG) 23 99 FACE OFF ICE HOCKEY (N012) 9 49 FANTASTIC WORLDS (REALMS. PIRATES. MEGA LO MANIA POPULOUS. WONDERLAND) (1 MEGKNO’2) 23.49 FIRST DIVISION MANAGER 7 99 FIRST SAMURAI . MEGA LO MANIA (NO’2)13 99 FLAMES OF FREEDOM (MIDWINTER 2)10 99 FLASHBACK (1 MEG) 20 99
FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2 (N012) 8 49 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 13.49 FUTURE WARS (N012) 10 49 G2 (1 MEG) 17 99 GAUNTLET 2 7.99 GEAR WORKS 15 49 GENESIA(1 MEG) 20.49 GHOULS N GHOSTS ..7.99 OLOBDULE 20 49 GOAL .... 14.49 GOBLIIINS2 18 49 GOLF WORLD CLASS LEADERBOARD 8 99 GRAHAM GOOCH OATA DISK 13.99 GRAHAM GOOCH WORLO CLASS CRICKET (1 MEG) ’8.49 GRAHAM TAYLOR S SOCCER MANAGER (1 MEGl 9 49 GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT 9 49 GUNSHIP 2000 (1 MEG) 22 99 HEAO OVER HEELS 7 99 HEROQUEST . DATA DISK (N012) 8 99 HEROOUEST 2 THE LEGACY OF SORASIL(l MEG) 16 99 HILL STREET BLUES (N012) 9 49 HIRED GUNS (1 MEG)
22 49 HISTORVLINE 1914-18 (1 MEG) 22 99 HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION (ROBOCOP GHOSTBUSTERS 2 INDIANA JONES ACTION. BATMAN T HE MOVIE) DS (NOP) 9 99 HOOK 1149 HUMANS 2 (1 MEO) 18 99 HUMANS DATA DISK (N012).. 18 49 HUNTER (N012) 7 99 BOLLISTICK .22.49 HANO HELD COMPETITION JOYSTICK PRO EXTRA MICRO JOYSTICK SWITCHED CLEAR BASE AUTOFIRE MICROS WITC 10 99 HED WITH AUTOFIRE W
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ADJUSTABLE HANDLE TENSION AND PROGRAM MABLE FIRE BUTTONS 22 99 QUICKSHOT 128F MAVERICK 1 JOYSTICK AUTOFIRE 11 99 1 MEG) 21 49 13 49 18 49
10. 49 VROOM (N012) .13 49 WALKER
..1999 WAR IN THE GULF 19 99
WARZONE • 6 99 WHEELS OF FIRE (HARO DRIVIN POWERDRlFT.
CHASE HQ. TURBO OUTRUN) (N012) 13 49 WHEN TWO WORLDS WAR (1 MEG) 2149 WING COMMANDER 1 (1 MEG) 8 99 WIZ N LIZ .20.49 WIZ KID .... 17 49 WONOEROOG ...... 16 99 WOOOYS WORLD 17 99 WWF WRESTLING (NOI2) 9 99 WWF WRESTLING 2(1 MEG) 17 49 XENON 2 MEGABLAST 6 49 XMAS LEMMINGS .14 49 YOJOEI ... 20 99 ZAK MCKRACKEN (N012) 10 49 ZOOLd MEG) 10 49 ZOOL (A1200 VERSION) 16 49 ZOOL 2(1 MEG) ... 16 99 AMIGA EDUATIONAL ADI ENGLISH (11-12
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SCHOOL SPECIAL MERLIN S MATHS (7-11 YRS) 16 99 FUN SCHOOL SPECIAL PAINT N CREATE EDUCATIONAL ART (5. YRS) .. 16 99 FUN SCHOOL SPECIAL SPELLING FAIR (7-13 YRS) 16 99 MEGA MATHS (A LEVEL COURSE) 1799 MICRO ENGLISH 17 99 MICRO FRENCH ....17 99 MICRO GERMAN .17 99 MICRO MATHS 17 99 MICRO SCIENCE )(1 MEG) ...... 1799 MICRO SPANISH (1 MEG) 1799 NODOY S BIG ADVENTURE (FOLLOW UP TO NODDY SPLAYTIME) ... 17 49 NODOY S PLAYTIME (EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGED 3.) (1 MEG) .... 17 49 FREEWHEEL STEERING WHEEL (DIGITAL) 25 99
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25. 49 1449 14 49 . 7.49
17. 99
16. 99 19 49 BOOY BLOWS GALACTIC (A1200 VER BRIAN THE HON BUBBA N
ST1X 16 99 BURNING RUBBER .. .17 99 BURNING RUBBER
(A12O0 VERSION) 18 49 CADAVER (N012)
......0 49 CAESAR (1 MEG) (N012) 18 49
CAESER DELUXE ...18 49 CAMPAIGN (1
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FODOER (1 MEG) 20.49
CARDIACS 9.49 CELTIC
LEGENDS 16.49 CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 93
UPOATE DISK (1 MEG) 9 49 CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 9W4 (1 MEG) 17
99 CHAOS ENGINE ...17 49 CHAOS ENGINE
(A1200 VERSION) CHUCK ROCK 2(1 MEG) .
CIVILISATION (1 MEG) ... CIVILISATION (A1200 VERSION) COMBAT AIR PATROL COMBAT CLASSICS (F15 STRIKE EAGLE 2. 668 ATTACK SUB IMMORTAL (NO’2) ... INDIANA JONES 2 ACTION (FATE OF ATLANTIS) INDIANA JONES ACTION INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE INDIANA JONES FATE OF ATLANTIS ADVENTURE (1 MEG) 24 49 INNOCENT (1 MEG) 22 99 INTERNATIONAL RUGBY CHALLENGE 7 99 ISHAR 2 - LEGIONS OF CHAOS (1 MEG)18 49 ISHAR 2 - LEGIONS OF CHAOS (A1200 VERSION) .. IT CAME FROM THE DESERT PLUS ANT HEADS OATA DISK (1 MEG) JACK NICKLAUS GOLF JAGUAR XJ220 (1 MEG) JAMES POND .....
JIMMY WHITES SNOOKER .. JINXTER (M,’SCROLLS) 11 49
20. 49 799 1799 7 99 .1949 7 99 13 49 949 699 21 49 18 49 18 49
11 99 19 49 SECOND SAMURAI (1 MEG) 20 49 SECRET OF MONKEY
ISLAND (1 MEG) ’2 99 SECRET OF MONKEY ISLANO 2 (1 MEG) 24 49
SENSIBLE SOCCER ( 92793 SEASON) 12 49 SHADOW OF THE BEAST 2
(WITH T-SHIRT) 9 49 SHADOW OF THE BEAST 3 19 99 SHADOWLANDS
. 9 49 SHADOWORLDS (N012) .8 99 SHUTTLE (1
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DELUXE (SlM CITY. FUTURE CITIES 6 TERRAIN EDITOR) 22 99 SIM
LIFE (A1200 VERSION) 22 99 SIMON THE SORCERER ( 1 MEG) 22 49
SIMON THE SORCERER ( A1200 VERSIONI25.49 SLEEPWALKER 1299
SOCCER KIO 18 99 SOCCER KID (A1200 VERSION) 19 49 SOUP
TREK'THE SEARCH FOR STOCK) 18 99 SPACE CRUSADE - OATA DISK
(NO’2)14 49 SPACE HULK 22 99 SPECIAL FORCES (1 MEG) 9 99
SPEEDBALL 2 • 7 99 SPIRIT OF EXCALIBURd MEG) (NOP) 9 49
SPORTS MASTERS (PGA GOLF INDY 500 ADVANTAGE TENNIS EUROPEAN
CHAMPIONSHIP S
1992) (1 MEG) (N012) 20.49 STAR TREK - 25TH ANNIVERSARY A1200
VERSION) .22 49 STARDUST 12 49 14 99 649 9 99
849 1599
4. 49
17. 99 1799 1949 1849 19 99 20 49 .. 9 49 23-49
11. 49 22 99 1299 1699 799
9. 99 1899 .23.49 LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1(1 MEG) 1149 LEMMINGS 1249
LEMMINGS DATA DISK • OH NO' 4 99 IF MMINGS 2 14 49 LINKS • THE
CHALLENGE Of GOLF (1 MEG)12 99 LIONHEART
......17.99 LOMBARD RAC RALLY 7.99 LORO OF
THE RINGS ..... 17.49 LOST VIKINGS 19 99 LOTUS 3-THE
FINAL CHALLENGE (1 MEO) (N012) 10 49 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE 2
(N012). 9 99 LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS (1 MEG) 19 49 Ml TANK
PLATOON (1 MEG) 11.49 MAGIC BOY 17 99 1849
10. 49
23. 49
16. 49
20. 49 JURASSIC PARK i JURASSIC PARK (A1200 VERSION) K240 (UTOPIA
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KGB ..
KICK OFF 2 1 MEG) (N012) KINGMAKER (1 MEG)- ...... KINGS
OUEST 1 KINGS QUEST 6 1 MEG) • KNIGHTS OF THE SKY (1 MEG)
KRUSTY S SUPER FUN HOUSE EAM YANKEE) (1 MEG) (NOl2) COOL SPOT
COOL WORLD (1 MEG) CORPORATION- CORRUPTION (WSCROLLS)
CREEPERS CRUISE FOR A CORPSE CRYSTAL KINGOOM DIZZY CYBERPUNK
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DESERT STRIKE (1 MEG) DISPOSABLE HERO DIZZY PANIC
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ADVENTURE DOGFIGHT (1 MEG) ..... DONK (1 MEG)
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We have duplicated over 560,000 disks this month and out of all those, sadly a few will be faulty. If your dbk is faulty or any of the programs on ft will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don't panic!
In Beneath A steel Sky we bring you an exclusive demo of this year's hottest graphic adventure from Virgin and Revolution Software. Are you ready to take a step into the future, a leap into an unknown world made of steel and ruled by steel?
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1994 WELCOME TO THE lullin'. Your family and friends have been
brutally massacred and von have been forced al gunpoint on to a
helicopter by the police thugs who killed them.
The helicopter beads for the city bevond the ridge, but as it approaches it mysteriously develops a fault and plummets towards the grimy streets, Da ed. But alive, you realise this is your chance to escape and you run from the blazing wreck with your captors in hot pursuit.
You may have already marvelled at the stunning Slrrl Sfo comic included with this issue, but now it’s time to take a closer look at this year's hottest graphic adventure with our exclusive demo from Virgin and Revolution Software.
The action begins inside the Ininn (litv Recycling Plant where you have sought refuge. )ne of the police* * men follows vou inside, but you have climbed on to a rotting steel gantry out ol harm's way. A maintenance worker dressed in green overalls enters and talks to the cop. Make sure you listen in 011 their conversation Unie ilti A Slrrl Sk uses an intuitive mouse-controlled operating system, so it’s a doddle to gel around - simply left-click on an object to examine it. Or right-click to use it.
You can also use objects in your inventory which is acti vated by scrolling the cursor to the top ol the screen.
Now get playing!
PM Walk to the left of the gantry - don’t go down the stairs or the cop will B shoot you. Left-click on the Rung, now right-click and Foster pulls it free.
Go to the inventory and select the metal bar you have just collected, then use it on the door on the extreme right. Foster forces the door and you can effect your escape.
2 You now find yourself stranded on a narrow ledge miles above the city with a guard following close behind. You haven't got a lot of time, but there's not much to do here. Just watch the brief animated sequence, examine the sign on the opposite building then go back through the door you just walked through.
5 You enter another workshop. Strike up a conversation with Hobbins - the man in green overalls you saw earlier - he's a mine of useful information.
Examine and try out all the objects in the room, especially the cupboard door and red lever. Now exit left.
3 When you re-enter the room the guard has disappeared, so you can safely make your way down the stairs. Examine the left door, green floor panel and pressing mill. Go to the door on the extreme right and exit.
G You're back in the room with the goods lift and the still stationary Transporter. Ask Joey if he can fix it again and he gives the hulking machine a jump start. The Transporter trundles off. You can either follow it to see what it gets up to, or leap on to the goods lift and annoy Hobbins. The Transporter re-enters the workshop and places a barrel on to the lift which sinks into the floor. Jump down the hole and you're home and dry.
Backing up your disk There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don’t be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CLI: it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. „ 4 Load your V Just follow these simple steps... ¦ -
- as. I Iload your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the icon
that says Shell or CLI and double-click on it.
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copy from DFO: to DFO: and press the Return key.
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4 Wait for a while and it will read all the informa* tion off the Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will ask you to insert the 'Destination' disk.
Put the disk you want to copy your Coverdisk on to. In the drive and press the Return key. Note that the disk does not need to be formatted already.
5 Put the source disk and destination disk in a couple more times when the Amiga asks for them.
When it says "Diskcopy Finished" just type in: endcli to get out of the Shell or CLI. You may have to put the Workbench disk in again. Now your copy is ready!
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COMMODORE HAVE ADDED another two games to their CD*” bundle and it will keep its £299.99 price. Already bundled with two games. Oscar and Diggers, the package will now also contain Electronic Arts' flight sim shoot-em-up Wing ('.ommander and Microvalue Flair's karate beat- em-up, Dangerous Streets.
"Commodore have always produced good, attractive-looking bundles," says David F’le.isance. the company’s UK Managing Director, “and with these new games added to the CD® bundle, we're certainly living up to our reputation.
"We were under a lot of pressure to get the bundle into the shops, and we launched it when we weren't really ready. There wasn't that much software to choose from to put in the package, hut now there are plenty of games around and we had the opportunity to choose the best. We’ve also bad the time to put together a new sleeve for it - a reallv good-looking full colour one.” no The new CD * bundle is in the shops now , and any retailers who have the original package will be supplied with the new sleeve and the two new games.
Dixons also now stock CD®. Increasing its High Street presence, and were supplied with 30.000 units on 10 December. The final shipping date before Christmas was 17 December, supplying retailers all over the UK.
"We're really happy with the way things are going, hut we're not complacent." Says Pleasance. "Our competitors seem to be reacting - their sales are down. We expect to have shifted 70-75,0000 CD®* by Christmas, but of course we're limited by availability.
"Because the A1200 sales were so astonishing in the summer - I had to increase the order by 60 per cent to 180.000 units on what I'd forecast - we concentrated on A1200 manufacture. Hopefully, in the first quarter of 1994 we will be able to increase the CD® sales figure by another 25.000 - things are certainly looking good."
Art and animation MicroProse bite back Graphic art fans are in for their annual treat with Bit.Movie '94, a specialised computer animation and graphics festival in Riccione, Italy, which takes place from 31 March to 4 April. Last year more than 6.000 people attended the five-day event which is held every year over Easter in the coastal town of Riccione. Known as the Green Pearl of the Adriadic.
And talented artists can show off their work by entering the festival's annual contest. All entries must he submitted by 31 lanuarv 1994. For further competition details and more news about the Bit.Movie '94 Festival, contact Bit.Movie, c o Carlo Mainardi, vai Bologna. 13 - 47036, Riccione. Italy. Fax: 010 39 541 601962.
GET £6 OFF CRAFT Because we know many of our readers will be keen to get their hands on Craft, we've arranged a special deal with Black Legend to save you a huge £6 If you want Craft for a mere £19.99 (+£1 p&p) instead of the normal £25.99 retail price, just send this coupon and a cheque, postal order or credit card order for £20.99 made payable to Black Legend Software to: Amiga Format Craft Offer, Black Legend Software, 25 Hart Road.
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Simon Butler, the group marketing director of MicroProse, has refuted claims made in AMIGA Format's Christmas Issue about software theft from within the company.
We printed an interview with a small ad dealer who claimed that he worked for MicroProse and that he was able to get cheap software for third parties through a company discount scheme which, in fact, does not exist.
Simon Butler states: "We strictly monitor the amounts of software requested by staff. In no instance would more than two copies of a game go to any one department.
"Earlier this year a member of staff was found to be taking damaged stock which he then sold. He was dismissed. We are satisfied that none of the stock offered was supplied via a MicroProse employee."
MicroProse were also keen to point out that they work extremely closely with both the Police and Federation Against Software Theft to track down software pirates and prosecute them.
"Piracy is killing the software industry," they said "and we will not stand for it."
Also in that feature we showed a copy of the small ads.
One phone number was accidentally left in. We would like to point out that this person has nothing to do with pirating software.
If you need to get in touch with FAST (the Federation Against Software Theft), contact them on 0628 660377.
Vivid imagination wins programmer top prize Sieve Whiteside, a programmer in ihe defence industry, lias been chosen from hundreds of entries as the winner of our Write A Vivid (fame competition.
The competition was to design a game based on the outline for Vivid Image's current CD'*' project Hodja. Vivid Image boss Mev Dine said he had been inundated with hundreds of entries, many of an extremely high standard.
Steve, loin Christchurch in Dorset, met the Vivid Image team at the FES show at Olympia and collected his prize of an A1200 donated by Commodore. The runner up was 14-year-old Stewart Needham from West Hallan in Derbyshire who won a CD32.
“We chose Stewart because of the sheer amount of work and efTort he put in. A lot of the people who entered the competition must have spent weeks or months working on their entries," said Mev.
"We are considering using Steve Whiteside's work in future projects, and would like to thank Amiga Formal and Commodore for their support for the competition, and also say a big thank you to all the people who entered."
New name 4 he Manchester-based music software company, Gajits Music Software, has announced that it is changing its name to Software Technology Ltd.
Company chairman Greg Salisbury said: “It is a big step for us. We've been trading as Gajits Music Software for about four years now. However, Gajits is a name which we have only used in the UK. We've been known by the name Software Technology Ltd for some time now in foreign markets.
"Now that our export markets are becoming increasingly important to us, it seems only natural to avoid confusion and hjust use one name."
Gajits was perhaps best known for its MIDI sample sequencers, Sequencer One, and Sequencer One Plus. For further imnformation contact Software Technology Ltd on 061-2.36 2515.
Drivin’ times Sometimes one disk drivejust isn't enough - if you want to pul a stop to all that disk swapping, then Cttmana could have just what you need. Costing .£49.95, the CAX354 (above) is a 3,5-inch 80-track double-sided (loppy disk drive. Call Cumana on 0483 503121.
EMPLANT GOES CLEAN The long awaited 32-bit clean version of the Emplant Mac Emulator software has just been released. This allows Amiga owners without a Memory Management Unit to emulate a Mac, and enables the emulated Mac to use most of the Amiga's RAM.
Existing Emplant owners will need to replace three chips on the board, but the three new chips will be sent out to all registered users. A PC emulation module for the Emplant is also coming soon, as is a PCMCIA version for use with the A1200.
CAPTAIN Spectra video are continuing their ambitious hardware launch schedule with two new games-related peripherals.
The I.ogipad is a console- beating Amiga jovpad featuring six microswitched fire buttons, an eight-way direc- lional thumb control and an autolire option. Finished in black, blue and gold the pad is available now for £18.99. Also new from the Wembley-based distributors is the Delta Ray joystick. Finished in black with blue trim, this stick features no fewer than live fire buttons, autofire and rapid fire options as well as an extra-long connector cable for long-distance waggling. The Della Ray costs a very reasonable £15.99. Spectravideo can be contacted on 081- 902 2211.
The new Logipad joy- pad has six fire buttons and an eightway thumb control.
Wwf GET A NEW IMAGE Using pictures in your presentations, or simply for jazzing up your documents has been made easy by Galaxy Grafix who have produced a range of images on disk for Amiga users.
Called Media Background, the three disks include photos of Cds, keyboards, videos and the like, which were originally digitised in 24-bits and then retouched. Price: £14.95, call 0792 290998 for more information.
FOR FITNESS FREAKS Amiga owners keen on keeping fit can now check on all their body pulses, pressures, and the rest, while they pump iron! Heart Track is a program from Healthcare Technology and using its chestband trasmitter, you can exercise up to nine feet from your monitor, while the program works out how much warm up, training and warm down time you should give yourself. Call 0243 528800.
RAM IT HOME Three new Amiga RAM boards have been produced by American developers DKB. The A1200 RAM has two 72-pin SIMM sockets, a 0Mb RAM populated, 16MHz 68881 co-processor and costs £129. The 3128 is the only 32-bit RAM board available for A3000 A4000s. It can upgrade 32-bit (Zorro III) based Amigas up to 128Mb of RAM, has four SIMM sockets and costs £269.
The third RAM board is the MegaChip2 which upgrades A500, A1500 and A2000 systems to 2Mb and costs £154. Contact distributors Silica Systems on 081-309 1111.
PRINTERS PRICE DROP Epson have reduced the price on 11 of their dot matrix printers by up to 16 per cent. For example, the LX-100 now costs £159 instead of £189, the FX-870 £379, from £439 and the IQ-1170 £679 from £749. Call 0442 61144.
AT THE HELM Meridian have been appointed UK distributors for the multimedia authoring system Helm. Also on their stock list are Adorage V2.0 and Typesmith 2.0, an update on the outline font editor package. Call Meridian on 081-543 3500.
MIXED MEMORY Mitsubishi has two new series of mixed memory cards with 68-pin PCMCIA connection. The cards can provide either SRAM or Flash memory to the A600 or A1200 and are available in mixes of up to 2Mb. Mitsubshi are on 0707 276100.
WORLD O DOM I HI AT US GOLD GET WORLD CUP LICENCE Software giants US Gold have tied up a deal with FIFA, the world's football governing body, to produce the official World Cup soccer game to coincide with the feast of international footie that takes place in America over the summer of 1994.
Imaginatively titled World Cup Football, the game looks "absolutely fantastasic" according to US Gold's Bridgett Hirst The game is expected to hit the streets some time in April.
There's no news yet on whether an England squad will be included, but we hope to bring you more details next month. US Gold can be contacted on 021 625 3366.
I don't wish to alarm or over excite anyone, but it now seems pretty clear that the CD32 has got off to a bit of a flier.
It can't be hailed as a success just yet (CD-ROM wasn't built in a day, remember), but in its first few months it has built a solid platform on which to build.
After a curious beginning in Currys where it was available as a standalone unit, the console is now available as part of a bundle containing Diggers, Oscar, Wing Commander and Dangerous Streets (see the news story on page 16 for more details) and industry reports suggest that sales are picking up week after week after week.
Menzies and HMV are the latest chains to fall victim to its lure, adding more than 100 new stores to the stocking strength of the CD32.
Even more significantly. Commodore now has a CD32 placement in the Dixons chain. The country's leading seller of video game hardware has taken the CD32 on its stock, instantaneously increasing the machine's High Street presence and public profile enormously.
There is evidence too in the latest monthly figures from Gallup that the machine is living up to all our great expectations. The format currently commands a 30 per cent plus market share of all CD software sales, more than twice that enjoyed by the well-established PC CD-ROM and closing in on the Mega CD (45 per cent). All this, of course, with just a few month's sales and a handful of titles.
Software support is another cause for some celebration.
The number of titles available is increasing rapidly while the release of instant classics such as Mindscape's Liberation means that the quality of product is also on the rise.
Another undeniable (although possibly rather childish) plus point, is that at least it's not the Jaguar. Atari's 'next generation' machine was scheduled to sneak into the country at press time, but with distribution limited to only a smattering of stores. Software support is also extremely weak with only four titles available before Christmas .
This is not, however, the Martyn Lewis hour and it has to be pointed out that it's not all good news.
For a start Commodore has just announced another set of poor financial figures showing a whopping great loss. But the firm did predict the loss and insist that they will be back in the black for the quarter just ended (December 31st
1993) . Another, if not negative, then certainly neutral point is
the remaining ambivalence towards Commodore and their
products in the US. For the CD32 to be a format that
attracts long term software support from the best
publishers in the world, it has to have considerable
success in the world's most lucrative market the US. That
must be a priority for Commodore in 1994.
One more slight drawback in the story so far has been an awful reception to the first CD32 television advertisement.
One marketing expert described it as "a whisker away from being merely awful".
Still, minor gripes and grumbles aside, the impression within the UK games trade is that the CD32 has got off to a good start and could just possibly fulfill all of Commodore's big dreams (which until recently seemed like just dreams).
Certainly the machine now has something on its side that it didn't have a few months ago: momentum. It could prove a vital factor as Commodore looks to build on '93's good work. Don't tell anyone I told you so, but it just looks like it might be a happy new year.
THI OPINIONS KXPRISSID HIM AH NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT [jtOUSEKTg THE FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT Show for 1993 is over - and what a show il was. With the huge World of Amiga dominating the floor from every angle, it was hard for any Amiga fans to go wrong.
.As expected. Commodore's impressive stand focussed on CD3-, with around 15 machines playing games such as Slrepiualkn.
Microcosm and Morph.
Commenting on the show. Commodore's UK MD, David Pleasance says: "Commodore took the FF.S very seriously and invested in the best stand at the show.
Anyone who didn't get to see our stand, or CD3-, should lake a look at the pictures and they can see how good it was.
“We also went around all the retailers' stands and most of them said that Amiga products made up 70 per cent of the sales they made at the show. In spite of all the fears about Commodore, we're back with a vengeance."
Intelek go it alone Top-notch programmers Intelek are severing their links with sports games specialists Domark and publishing their very own Amiga product.
Responsible for the highly-successful Championship Manager series, Intelek are releasing a special standalone version of the game called Championship Manager Italia, which enables you to guide a fledgling side up through the ranks of the Italian football league.
Available in the shops or direct from Intelek via mail order now, the game costs a mere £17. Intelek can be contacted on 0202 752137.
DIIUOMAIUIA Educational software publishers 10 Out Of 10 are cashing in on the current craze for all things Jurassic with the release of Dinosaurs, an interactive encyclopedia aimed at the live to nine-year-old age range.
There arc more than 1,000 dinosaur-related facts in this six-game package designed to make learning a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for children.
The Dinosaur pack is available now, it costs £25.09 and is available from 10 Out Of 10 Software. For further information give 10 Out Of 10 a call on 0742 780370.
Retailers packed their stands with all the newest and the best gear for the Amiga. Silica Systems were swept oil their feet with interest from Amiga owners. Says Silica Svslents spokesman Andv leaning: "CD3-, and software for it. Just leapt off the shelves. Basically, because Commodore put up such a good stand, there was a much higher awareness of CD32. Our stt| - plies of A1200s also went by the bucket loads."
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the magazines and ask as many questions as they liked.
Console owners were only notable by their absence. PC owners were slightly more keen, but still only managed a small group of onlookers. However, it was Amiga owners - as ever the most enthusiastic and knowledgable about their machine - who crowded around the stage ready to pose pertinent queries.
The sessions far out bested the time that had been allocated to them and subjects discussed ranged from (and piracy and the future of the Amiga, to all the technical problems you could think of.
As well as hosting the Meet The AF Team session. Amiga Format editor Marcus Dyson also did his bit for charity. The NSPCC had brought along the Gunge Road Show of Noel Edmond's House Party fame, complete with Smiley Milev and gallons and gallons of gunge.
To see someone gunged you have to nominate them and make a donation to charity. And guess what - Marcus ended up in the tank, covered in green gungeyb slime. "It was a surprisingly pleasant experience." Said Marcus. " the gunge is quite warm and feels nice between vour toes."
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NORTH OF ENGLAND'S BEST AMIGA SOPER STORE So you're the proud
new owner of an Amiga and it's probably one of these
excellent A1200s. If you need some help getting the most out
of it. Then you're in exactly the right place... HELLO AND
WELCOME!
Presumably you’re the proud owner of a new Amiga, and it’s probably a gleaming A1200. You luckv devil!
The best place to sunt is with a quick look at the hardware that makes up your Amiga, to explain what it all does.
First, of course, you will have plugged it in and set il up. One point worth noting here is the TV signal. The Amiga produces an RGB signal, so called because it works using the three colours, red. Green and blue, that make up a TV picture.
This is then converted by a little piece of electronics inside the Amiga into an RF signal’ which is what the aerial socket on your TV uses.
The RF’ signal, however, is of a slightly poorer quality. If your TV has a SCART socket (also called a Kurotcl or Periled connector) vou can buy a cable to connect it up to the ROB output on the back of the Amiga (it costs about 1!8). The result will be a belter signal, and hence a belter picture on the screen.
When you switch on your Amiga, it checks itself to make sure it’s working OK. Then displuvs the ’ready to go’ screen, asking you to put a disk in. On the right-hand side of the Amiga is the internal disk drive. Slide a disk in. And the Amiga will automatically check to see what kind of disk it is. There are two kinds: self-booling disks. And Workbench disks.
If il’s a self-booting disk - probably a game - the Amiga then loads all the data from the disk into the Random Access Memorv (RAM) of Classic adventure for your Amiga comes in the form of Monkay Island 2.
M A MOMENT we'll look at all the kinds of games you can get But first a note. Or two notes. One: if you like adventure games like Monkey Island, or flight si ms. or golf games, get a hard drive. Some of these games come on seven or more disks which means constant swapping, and it's a nightmare if you don't have a hard drive.
Note two: every time the Amiga has been changed (and it's been changed almost every year over the last five years), some games refuse to work with the new version. This means that there Cannon Fodder is supremely violent and wonderfully playable. One of the best shoot-em-ups you can buy.
Are some (just a few) superb, classic games around that are a couple or three years old that might not work with your A1200. Do ask when you buy.
A footnote to the last note: one very clever thing about your A1200 is that its chips can imitate older versions of the Amiga's chips. If you hold down both mouse buttons at the same time while you are booting, you get a choice of which chips to use. This means you can play some of those superb older classic games quite happily, which is definitely A Good Thing.
Street Fighter 2 took the world by storm last year with its cunning mix of cartoony graphics and slick controls.
ADVENTURES Games in which you play a character you have to identify with in a world you have to picture in your imagination; usually based on thought and puzzles rather than fast action. Monkey Island 2 is the acme; RPG-style games like Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder also come in this category.
SHOOT-EM-UPS The original video game - remember Space Invaders! Lots of speed, lots of reflexes, lots of Five years in the making. Frontier Elite 2 exceeded all our expectations of what a space adventure should be.
AMIGA the Amiga, which is where it lives until you switch your Amiga off.
The program now sends commands to the CPU chip at the heart of the Amiga, and from there it runs the program, reading your input from the keyboard, joystick or mouse, doing its calculations, and then displaying an updated picture on the screen 50 times a second.
If your disk isn't self-booting, you have to put your Workbench in first. This loads up the Workbench screen: from here you can start other programs running and alsq control what’s called your 'disk house-keeping', which means copying files from one disk to another, deleting old files you don't want and possibly also making copies of files.
Files are simply anything you have created using a program: so they might be letters you have written with a word processor such as Wordworth, or pictures you have made with a paint package like Deluxe Paint, or the pages of a leafiet you have designed with a DTP package. Pieces of music you've composed with a music program, or even the code of your own programs that you have created using a programming language.
You can find out more about how all these types of programs work and what you can do with them in the following pages, and there's a detailed guide on how to get to grips with Workbench waiting for your attention on page 183.
Just one more thing: you can plug in a hard drive inside your Amiga (get this done by a reputable firm and make sure your warranty remains intact). This is an excellent idea: when you switch the Amiga on with a hard drive in. Workbench will load automatically and you will have easy access to all your programs, and all the files vou have created with litem.
You can also store many games on your hard drive (see games panel below), and they will then load quicker and run without delays caused by disk-swapping.
Right, that's enough sensible talk! Now read on... Continued overleaf * IN-DEPTH AMIGA INFO TSPtCiAt: if this 'get started' feature has whet your 55- ¦ appetite for information about your new Amiga, k then the 120-page Amiga Format Beginners' Guide Special will suit you down to the ground.
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Vs The Beginners' Guide is in the shops from L jffi-Su** Thursday 6 January and contains info on 3f 3*Vv V games, DTP, music, graphics, your Amiga and V J* aV(Vy- n a great great deal more. Don’t miss it!
Adrenaline, lots of firebutton-bashing and going berserk... but not much thought. Try SWIV, Apidya, R-Type. Chaos Engine and, above all, the new Cannon Fodder.
BEAT-EM-UPS Kick-boxing games, best with two players. Think of Streetfighter 2 - need we say more? Look out for Rise of the Robots, coming to your Amiga in the not too distant future.
SIMULATIONS Generally in 3D, in realistic imitation worlds. Flight sims are what you first think of (try helicopter sim Thunderhawk or the Stealth Fighter sim F117A) but the best is probably race-driving sim F1GP and you could also include space-trading sim Elite and the sequel Frontier Elite 2.
STRATEGY Games that require thought and concentration, and also create a believable game world. They're not generally 'sexy' but they do have more than their fair share of places in the all-time best games charts: check out Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Sim City, and Rome 90 AD.
GOD GAMES Derivative of the strategy game in which you control the lives of miniature people. The original, Populous, with imitators like Mega-lo-Mania and the superb recent The Settlers are all extremely engaging games.
PUZZLERS From the crap-looking, but addictive shape-game Tetris and its various clones to the totally wonderful Lemmings, these are games that put the premium on thought: though action is often involved as well. It's also worth looking out for older releases which aren't big names, such as Puzznic, The Power, and Pushover.
ARCADE GAMES Anything, really, that's colourful, cutesy and fun, though the gameplay is usually action with a bit of puzzle. Old classics like Wizkid, Spindizzy Worlds and Bub and Bob have been joined by lots more - look out for Putty and its forthcoming AGA follow-up.
PLATFORM GAMES Anything in which the characters jump, bounce or leap around on platforms, though again often cutesy and colourful. The classic is Rainbow Islands, with Zool, Robocod and many more keeping the genre rolling.
SPORTS GAMES Like the sports, these can have all kinds of presentation and draw on differing skills. Classics are footy (Sensible Soccer is best), golf (choose from PGA Tour, Links and Nick Faldo's), snooker and pool (Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker), but there’s lots more around too... | PLRVIh j CURDS From pig-farming to empire building. Blue Byte's god- game The Settlers enables you to do it all.
Goodies, baddies and loads and loads of levels. Putty is the archetypal platform game and wonderful with it.
Fishy superhero James Pond sets out on another penguin-rescuing mission in the AGA version of Robocod.
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GETTING DOWN EtUSDIHESSS All of this flashy games and video stuff is all very well, but what about the grim realities of life? What about the business, word processing and desktop publishing software for your Amiga? Well, here we go... BUSINESS IS A bit of a loose term, but over these two pages we will be looking at software which can be used to help you in your office work or you can use in other areas of vour work and at home. There’s an awful lot of different types of software to get through in just two pages, but we can have a look at the major areas you need to know about... FINANCE
PROGRAMS Money is a fickle commodity. It's far too easy to lose track of where the pennies are going, and even easier to lose track of the pounds.
Fortunately, there are several programs which will help you work out where it all goes.
It would be possible to do this with a spreadsheet but finance programs are already set up, so all you need to do is to input the figures. The idea is that you give the program figures such as how much you get paid, how much rent you pay and how much you spend on beer, and it calculates how overdrawn you are likely to be at the end of the month.
Most finance programs can also calculate "what if?" Situations, so you can work out how much less overdrawn you would be if you stopped spending all your money on foreign lagers.
Keeping your hands on your stash could be easier if you knew where it was going. Personal finance programs such as Money Matters 3 could help.
WORD PROCESSORS Whether you are writing a letter to your bank manager or putting together the prose for the latest in your fantasy trilogy set on the mythical world of Splong, a word processor is one of the most useful programs you can get for your Amiga. The concept is very simple: word processors enable you to type in. Edit, print and save words. This may not sound particularly useful, but think on how many times you have started writing somebody a letter by hand, and have had to scrap it and start again because you got something wrong. With a word processor, you don’t have this problem,
because you can chop and change the text as much as you like before you print it.
You can also search for and replace text, so if you realise halfway through your novel that you've spelt the main character's name wrong, you can find every occurrence of the name and replace it with the correct spelling.
Many word processors will also perform an operation that’s referred to as a mail merge. This is where you produce a letter and a list of names and addresses, and the program combines the two to produce individualised letters. This can be used to produce the sort of letters you get from mail order companies, although it does have many other uses.
You can also import pictures into documents with some word processors. This has lead to a certain amount of confusion about when a word processor becomes a DTP program and word processors such as Wordworth and Final Writer are easily capable of producing simple documents such as newsletters or fanzines.
DESKTOP PUBLISHING One area in which the Amiga excels is desktop publishing (DTP). Rapidly expanding in terms of software for the Amiga, using desktop publishing programs enable you to get well on your way to producing a magazine, poster or fanzine of exceptionally high quality.
Whereas word processors are designed for dealing with individual words. DTP programs deal with pages. So. You produce your words using a word processor and combine these with the images, titles, headlines'and graphics by using a DTP program. That’s more or less how we produce this magazine.
SPREADSHEETS Spreadsheets don’t look particularly interesting, but they are potentially extremely useful. The basic idea is that you create a spreadsheet bv inputting figures, and creating a series of calculations which apply to this data.
So. You could input a series of transactions from. Say. A bank statement, then set up a spreadsheet program to calculate your balance and any interest owing on this. The great strength of a spreadsheet lies in its ability to recalculate new data extremely quickly, even if you only change one figure.
For example, if you wanted to produce a cashflow projection, you could quickly calculate several different ones from different sets of figures for incoming cash. Some of the more powerful spreadsheets will even allow you to hold several different spreadsheets in memory at once, and will point out the differences between them.
With modem taxation laws becoming more complicated by the day. The ability to be able to change your predictions quickly is essential for any small business.
DATABASES It mav be your record collection, it may be a list of clients or even a family tree for your pet cat. But the ability to quickly find certain items of information from a set of data could be critical.
A database program enables you to store data and search through it quickly. So. If you want to find any records by 'Norman Sponge and the Squids from Bognor', you would enter this as a search category in your record database, and a few seconds later (or longer if you've got a big record collection), a list of Norman's finest vinyl (or CD) moments would appear on your screen.
Some database programs will even store graphics and sound, therefore you could store a list of employees with a photo and a sample of their voice.
COMBINED PACKAGES There are several programs available on the market which offer an all-in-one solution for the home or small business user. These combine a word processor. Spreadsheet and database into one. With the ability to exchange data between them.
Combined packages are ideal if you need to use all of these facilities because you can calculate some costing details in your spreadsheet, and then copy this information into your word processor for use in a letter. As vou would expect, these combined programs are not as powerful or feature-laden as their specialist colleagues.
However, they should be adequate if vou only require them for simple tasks such as producing letters, and calculating cashflows.
Continued overleaf •" RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS Picking the right program is the secret to using your Amiga for desktop publishing, word processing and business applications. Here are the ones that have impressed us most... COLO DISK OFFICE 2 SUPERBASE 4 PERSONAL £149.95 Meridian: 081-543 3500.
£49.95 Silica Systems 081-309 1111 CD Collection database I £20* I t 1B» I £ 25« £6* SOI B7 : B 1 ¦ 1 1 fcsA- 1 B 1 .1 • : I 9 hh| HH 1 hhI 3 3l 2 B hhP £500.00 rsta.at £79.9m £63.00 £570.08 £565.08 |£6330.08 £3435.80 £585.80 £578.00 £9215.08 £2230.00 This bit may look a bit dull, but this software can handle most of your business needs.
A very powerful database, which can combine graphics, sounds and animations with your data.
Superbase 4 is easy to use and and very flexible.
When we reviewed in Issue 53 we gave it a whopping great 89%.
Gold Disk Office 2 Combines the functions of spreadsheet word processor, database, graphics and disk utilities in just one package. Most of them are slightly reworked versions of other Gold Disk classics like Pro Calc and Pagesetfer. But it represents a good all round choice for the beginner.
WORDWORTH 2 £129.99 Digita International 0395 270273 MONEY MATTERS £49.99 Digita International 0395 270273 Wordworth 2 is a very powerful word processor which can also handle graphics. Expect to see Wordworth 3 early next year. Wordworth 2 was awarded a prestigious Amiga Format Gold rating 91% in Issue 41.
Money matters is more than up to the task of managing your finances. If you need to get a tighter grasp on your fortunes (or lack of them) this is an excellent program for dealing with the facts and figures in an efficient way.
PACESTREAM 2.2 £199.95 Soft Logik 0101 314 894 8608 PROFESSIONAL PACE 4.1 £199.95 Gold disk 0101 310 320 5080 The Amiga desktop publishing war has produced several casualties, but Pagestream 2.2 isn’t one of them. Version 3 should be out in the not too distant future and promises to reopen hostilities.
Pagestream 2.2 was awarded a 91% Format Gold rating in issue 34.
Fast easy to use and very powerful, this desktop publishing program was a firm favourite with our reviewer, who awarded it 94% in Amiga Format issue 46. In fact Professional Page 4 is probably the best Amiga DTP package available at present because it takes advantage of the AGA chipset Cycl Diag Glnt Soft Xtrd Cance FILL_STYLE im the The Amiga’s amazing graphics capabilities make it ideal for home, use and for producing professional results. If you're a budding Spielberg, read on... GENLOCKS Genlocking is the term that describes the process of overlaying computer graphics on to a live video
signal. To do this with the Amiga you need a piece of hardware, called a genlock, which plugs into the video out port at the back of your machine.
The genlock works by assuming that one colour on your Amiga screen is transparent. This is usually the default palette's colour zero, but under Workbench 2.04 and up. You can actually set which of the system palette’s colours to use.
The genlock is then connected to a live video image, and the output connected to either a monitor or a video recorder if you want to tape the action for viewing later. The genlock switches between the live video image and the computer graphic display thousands of times per frame, mixing the images together. Genlocks are used to produce captions and those funny pictures that appear over newsreaders' shoulders.
Once you have a genlock you don't need any titling package to use it (although there are plenty available), you can just use Dpaint. There are some compatibility problems with earlier models of some genlocks, it is best to check before buying.
CHROMAKEY The opposite to genlocking is chromakeying. This is the process whereby a video image is overlaid on to a computer-generated graphic. This technique ARY 1994 H *r i i Shorn Brush Palette SCALA VIDEO TITLING!
Is also known as Colour Separation Overlay (GSO). It was invented by the British so the Americans thought they had better rename it.
CSO has been used in everything from Superman to Bill Giles’ long-term weather forecasts. In order to work, there has to be some component of the video image which is more or less a constant colour. The colour usually chosen is blue, because flesh tones contain no blue components so it is easier to distinguish the people from the background, but any colour can be used.
The images are then mixed in much the same way as with a genlock. The selected colour of the live video sequence becomes transparent and the computer graphics show through “underneath".
Many outstanding visual effects are possible by combining a genlock and a chromakey unit. Many more are possible by fiddling with all the knobs, even if you don't know what you are doing.
EDITING .As well generating video footage with the Amiga, you can also edit it all together. Computerised editing suites are prerequisites for a professional operation, but with a wonderful machine like the Amiga the home user can experience some of the benefits of digitally-controlled editing.
Essentially these systems will allow you to define clips of video tape (in some cases up to the specific frame) and store this information in memory as a “take".
These takes can then be put together in any order you desire and, once you have told the software to “assemble" them, the computer will control the playback and record decks to automatically piece together the entire sequence.
Usually these systems will only work with video equipment which conforms to some sort of remote control standard such as LANC or the Panasonic standard. They also use infra-red devices which connect to the Amiga's parallel port and can be used to emulate a conventional remote control. This means that you don't necessarily have to buy new video equipment specifically to use these packages.
Continued overleaf » VIDEO DIRECTOR £99.95 • Silica Systems 081-309 1111 If the thought of cutting together all your video clips doesn't appeal, the Amiga can do it for you.
One of the more professional genlocks on the market this GVP-designed wonder is completely controllable via software - so you can easily program in fades and effects.
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The Primera colour printer, recent recipient of countless awards in the IBM-PC and Macintosh markets, is also the perfect companion to any Commodore Amiga.
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The easy-to-use graphical user interface guarantees that even the inexperienced user is able to use DiskExpander immediately without any problems. DiskExpander docs not only expand the capacity of your hard disk drive, even floppy disks now have a storage space of approximately 1.5 megabytes.
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spravguns, area fills, gradients of colour, cut and paste.
More sophisticated programs build on these basic tools giring them extra abilities to create special effects such as brush transformation (rotating, resizing, bending and distorting), natural painting techniques (smearing, blending and tinting), stencils (to protect parts of the screen from painting), and 2D animation (animated brushes, morphing animated transformations, colour cycling).
IMAGE PROCESSING The most sophisticated form of bitmap painting is carried out by image-processing systems. Using a True Colour 24-bit display, scanned photographs and other high-quality images can lie processed in a huge range of ways to create particularly realistic effects. For example, airbrush effects produce remarkably smooth gradations of colour.
Objects that are cut and pasted have slightly transparent or feathered edges so that they blend perfectly with the background. Any part of an image can be processed with special effects such as embossing, relief mapping, edge detection, warping. False colour, wave patients, blurring, sharpening, and thousands of others.
MORPHING Morphing is the most popular image processing efTect and is now being used in many TV advertisements, such as the Lancia ad where tite two cars merge into one another. Any two images can be morphed but the effect is better if-they are similar.
If you're starting out with computer art, you are about to enter an almost magical world where you can paint with light, and weave with the colours of the rainbow, as Brian Larkman explains.
ONE OF FASTEST moving areas of technology is professional computer graphics, and at the top end of llie field, software is being developed at a mind-numbing rate with new effects and tools appearing almost daily. The Amiga is right in there at the cutting edge of the technology. All Amigas can run programs similar to die professional systems, so you can quickly experience many of these remarkable techniques without having to pay the professional costs. Like any other subject you have to start witli the basics. This introduction will give you a starter with Amiga graphics, explain the
jargon, describe the most important principles and advise you what software to buy.
BITMAP DISPLAY Whatever type of program you use, a computer has to display its images on a monitor screen. It does this with a mass of dots called pixels. In effect these are tiny rectangular lights dial can be almost any colour. The pixels are arranged in horizontal and vertical rows, and if you examine them closely, they look like embroidered cloth, each stitch corresponding to one pixel.
Every light 'stitch' is controlled by the Amiga by one or more electronic switches known as bits.
A simple display uses one switch per pixel, which can be on or off, black or white. Sophisticated displays can use any number up to 24 hits, showing millions of colours. A screen display is therefore a map of all of the bits and is known as a bitmap.
SCREEN MODES Tlie Amiga can display pixels in a huge range of sizes and number of colours, but generally speaking smaller pixels equals more detail, equals more memory used, which equals fewer colours available. Older Amigas are limited to a combination of low-resolution (320 pixels wide using 32 colours) or tii-res (640 pixels wide with 16 colours) with a standard mode of 236 pixels high or a flickering, interlace mode of 512 pixels high.
The old 6-hit HAM (Hold And Modify) mode is a display trick that enables you to use 4.096 colours, hut which can only be used in low resolution. It therefore causes 'fringes’ of colour, and slows down die display. Newer AGA machines have fewer restrictions, many more colours, a larger palette (24 instead of 12 bits of colour - millions instead of thousands of shades to choose from) and K-bit HAM which works in any resolution.
BITMAP PAINTING The simplest form of computer painting uses a range of tools to change the colour of pixels in various ways. This is called bitmap painting. Most Two common processes are used - warping and cross fading. Cross lading makes each pixel in ihe first picture fade over a series of frames to the colour of that pixel in the second picture.
Warping is more difficult to describe. Imagine a rubber sheet with an image printed on it. If you pinch and drag one part, the area around will warp to follow. Morphing applies both these effects progressively to transform one image smoothly to another over a series of frames.
VECTOR GRAPHICS When a bitmap image is printed the ’dotty' nature of the picture is all too obvious. Most screens have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi) or less, but many printers can work at 300dpi or more so printing a screen dot-for-dot would create a postage stamp size printout.
One solution (used by most image processing systems) is to work with bitmaps much larger than the screen, but display and paint on a screen-size preview. 'Steps' along diagonal lines can also be improved by using intermediate colours to blur the effect. This is called anti-aliasing. An alternative solution is to use vector graphics. This still involves drawing on screen using the bitmap, but each line, curve, shape, and fill you use is recorded in memory as a list of co-ordinates and vectors (lines with length and direction).
When the picture is sent to a suitable printer, the mathematical description of the image is interpreted and redrawn at the resolution of the printer. An added advantage is that the description of each line and shape can be treated as an object on screen and so moved and transformed easily. The bitmap is then redrawn to register the changes. Graphic design illustration programs and technical drawing Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs both use vector graphic methods.
3D MODELLING AND RENDERING The basic principle of vectors - lines with origin (a starting point), direction and length - can be used to construct three-dimensional objects. If you use enough small lines, anything can be modelled as if with a wire frame.
3D modelling programs can use a number ol methods to construct these Objects. For example, simple Primitives, such as cubes, and spheres, can be stuck together to make more complex structures. Similarly, more complex Profiles can be rotated around an axis to create lathed Objects, or pushed into the screen to make Extrusions.
Many other techniques are used to construct sophisticated models of the real world.
Once the 'wire' model is made, the faces between the lines can be filled in with colour and texture. Light sources can be placed into the computer world to give shading, and Cameras can be oriented to adjust the modellers viewpoint.
Finally, the scene can be turned into a full colour image or rendered. Again, many methods have been devised to do this but the most famous is ray-tracing. This involves tracing a ray of light from each pixel into the model, and recording the colour and quality of the first surface it touches. If this surface is reflective or transparent the ray goes on to record other surfaces, bouncing off each according to the laws of physics. The colour of each pixel is determined in this way to create a photorealistic image with shadows and reflections . It sounds easy, but ray-tracing is complicated and
it can take hours to create an image.
Continued overleaf Designed as an add-on to ADPro, MorphPius is also a stand-alone morphing program - and is by far the best available. Using superimposed images on the Onion-Skin interface is a brilliant way to morph.
3D MODELLING CALUGARI 24 £94.99 • Phoenix 0532 350091 With the recent price drop to £94.99, this was the 3D bargain of the decade (until we put Imagine on the Coverdisk of AF53). Calligari is still good value for the beginner because of its superb interface, easy organic modelling and very fast rendering.
ProDraw is a structured graphics program, which means that your creations can be ouput at any resolution, rather than being fixed to a bitmap size.
Quirky, but still one of the best and fastest ray- tracers. It features solid modelling with smooth curves, boolean cutting tools, free-form modelling, easy animation and morphing, but the manual can be rather obscure. It produces fantastic renders.
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CAWOiV F M)l)Ell WAR HAS NEVER BEEN SO MI CH FUN aAlisiblrr philips Along with all its other bells and whistles, the Amiga is also a powerful musical instrument. Karl Foster tells you how to turn your Amiga into a music-making machine.
OUT THE AMIGA IS rightly regarded as a great computer for both graphics and animation - you can sec that from the quality of the amazing games you have been playing. Now reach out and turn up the volume knob on your monitor.
It sounds good too, doesn't it? The music that features in games is not on a tape or Compact Disc. It’s actually part of the game program and the Amiga plays it back along with the onscreen action.
JANUARY 1994 And. If your Amiga can do that, surely you can use it to create your own music, right? Right. You don't need to learn how to play an instrument to make music. You don't even need to spend much money to get started - all that's required is the appropriate Amiga software and hardware and you will be making a racket before you know it.
Elsewhere in this getting-started feature you'll have read about the chips inside the Amiga. The important one for music is the Paula chip, which offers the facility to record sounds in stereo and then play back up to four recordings at the same time - a technique known as 'multi-tracking'.
Of course, you will need to get some sounds into the computer, and for this you will need a sampler. It’s merely a piece of hardware that plugs into the Amiga and has an input for an audio source, such as a CD player, tape deck or microphone. The software that comes with the sampler will turn your Amiga into a multi-track recorder.
You will find a Record button to start the recording, a Stop button to stop it, and a Play button so you can play it back.
The way K all works is particularly running.
The Amiga will take a snapshot of the audio signal coming from the sound source (called an analogue signal) and convert what it finds into digital information so it can be held in memory or stored on a disk. It takes several thousand snapshots every second and, on playback, the data is converted from digital back to analogue and olf it goes to your monitor or hi-fi, where the sound comes out.
As you can imagine, there's an awful lot of data flying around your machine - some samplers E will lake up to 48.000 snapshots every second (a sample rale of 48kHz) - so you would need a huge amount of memory to record one minute of sound. However, you don't really need to record long passages - all you need is little snippets of sound. Each snippet you record can be trimmed to the right length and. In some cases, 'looped' so a short burst that will play back indefinitely. The sample-editing part of the software can drastically reduce the memory required to store your sounds.
Once you have got a bunch of samples in memory, thev t an be changed to higher or lower pitches and strung together to create a tune we're talking sequencing here. Just as a traditional composer would write down a set of instructions in the form of musical scores and hand them to a musician so that he or she can play them back, so you can use sequencing software (often included in the sampling package) to trigger the sounds stored in the Amiga.
If you can’t read or write traditional music notation, don't fret. The majority of sequencers offer simple, gtaphical means of compiling sequences which require no knowledge of music theory to use them.
So. Say you have sampled and edited a bass sound, a drum beat, a piano note and a jet aircraft taking off (four sounds, one for each audio channel). You can sequence them to play back simultaneously, with the drum sample providing a beat, the bass going dutn dum duin', the piano holding down the melody and the jet making whooshv. Whim effects. You've got yourself a tune, anti it all plavs back in stereo.
It's fun. It's creative and, best of all, it's relatively inexpensive. There are plenty of good sample sequencers (called trackers) available in the Public Domain. For the price of a floppy disk, you can be up and running with the popular OrlaMI'J) or 1‘roTrackrr, and you won’t even need to record your own samples either. Libraries of sampled sounds, already committed to floppy disk and ready to be loaded into your tracker, are also plentiful in PI).
But it doesn't just end there. I lie Amiga not only offers a means of recording and manipulating sounds, but it can also be used to control musical peripherals - electronic synthesizers, dedicated samplers and the like. Using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), your Amiga can communicate with other MIDI-equipped instruments and trigger the high-quality sounds that they offer.
For this you would plug a MIDI interface into the serial port of your Amiga, connect it to the MIDI port of, say, a keyboard synthesizer and.
Using sequencing software, you can record whatever you play 011 the keyboard as MIDI events.
Then you can edit your performance within the sequencer and transmit it back to the symh for note-perfect playback. It’s rather like word processing and using a printer, hut you're doing it with sound.
Many instruments can be linked with MIDI and controlled from your Amiga, so you can make truly professional-sounding recordings (many pro recording studios have an Amiga at the heart of the sequencing process). What it all comes down to is how much you can afford to spend 011 the hardware required.
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If you fancy a sequencing program with up to 32 tracks, on-screen music notation, and the facility to control the volume of your instruments over MIDI, look no further than Rave. It Is very easy to get into and has a lot of professional features for not much money.
You will never be short of a sample again with this selection of disks.
A useful source of samples to use in your compositions. Five volumes are available, all stored as IFFs so they can be loaded straight into your tracker.
Nane:(lean6uit If you want to connect external keyboards or modules to your Amiga, you will need one of these.
Even if you haven't got a clue about composing music.
SuperJAM can help you construct a tune.
If you need a spot of help with your composition, SuperJAMI could offer you inspiration. It will help you create chords and melodies in various predefined musical styles.
To get your Amiga talking to instruments, you'll need a MIDI interface, and this popular and reliable model is just the thing. It plugs into your Amiga's serial port and offers a 5-pin DIN socket by which you can connect it to a MIDI-equipped instrument.
OC AMMIN Programming with the Amiga can be as difficult or as easy as you want - it depends on the programming language you use, as John Kennedy explains.
BASIC ADD 1.D0 PRINT "HELLO" ADD 1,D0 MOVE.L $ DF000,A6 LET A= A+10 MOVE.L $ DF000,A RTS GOTO 1000 RTS COMPILER OR- INTERPRETER' ASSEMBLER TO GET A basic grasp of programming ii is important to understand a few things about what makes your Amiga tick. The Amiga is based around a microprocessor - the 68000 or another member of the same family. The microprocessor is the chip which controls all the other electronic devices such as the display, sound chip and disk drive, by providing appropriate electrical signals.
The order in which these signals are generated depends on a list of instructions stored in machine code. To us, a list (or program) of these machine codes would look totally incomprehensible.
MACHINE CODE COMPILERS AND INTERPRETERS To make writing programs easier for humans, other programs have been developed which can convert English-looking phrases into the code that the microprocessor uses.
An Interpreter will deal with a program a line at a time, which means each line will be converted as many times as it is required. Interpreters are quite easy to write, but as you might expect, the duplication of effort means they run quite slowly.
Compilers run programs very quickly, because they convert the entire program in one go.
BASIC This 1960s hippy of a language was created lor beginners, and still exists today on the Amiga.
Rather than remain a rather slow interpreted implementation, most versions of Basic have now- been updated to become compiled' languages and make the most of Amiga-specific hardware.
AMOS was one of the first of the Bancs, and even if used in an interpreted state it runs very quickly. It also offers excellent support for Amiga graphics and sound chips, which makes it perfect for DIY games. Blitz Basil is even better, because it has a more Amiga-friendly feel, greater speed and more advanced programming constructs.
All new Amigas come with Arexx, an interpreted language loosely based on Bask. Arexx is not fast, but it is easy to learn and is ideal for knocking up quick file utility programs.
No matter which programming language is used, it must all be converted to machine code at some point. The 68000 family of processors inside the Amiga knows only one language - and it is meaningless to us.
MICROPROCESSOR ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE Assembly language gives you control of the most intimate nooks and crannies of the Amiga.
Assembly is the simplest programming language, because for each machine code instruction there exists a corresponding English word or mnemonic. Programming in Assembly is tricky, but will produce the best results. Most commercial games arc written in Assembly language.
The conversion program used is called an 'assembler', and there are several in the Public Domain, most notably ASM68K. The best commercial assembler is DevPar vs, which comes with an editor for entering mnemonics and a monitor program to help trap bugs.
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Is ideal for programming the Amiga, because it gives you a level of control comparable with Assembly language but retains a more human-orientated approach. Most of the Amiga's internal operating system was written with the programmer in mind, which means there are thousands of prewritten routines waiting to be exploited.
There are some excellent (¦ compilers in the Public Domain (Gnu ('. And DK.E are both first class) but the SAS I.attiie commercial package is beyond comparison.
OTHERS For the novice programmer, packages such as H perbmk, CanDo and HUM are ideal. They take the poini-and-click interface of the Amiga and use it to Iniild up programs without having to write a line of code. If you need a button at a certain point on the screen, simply drag one into place and choose its colour.
These program generators are ideal for multimedia applications featuring sounds and animations, but are unsuitable for writing arcade games or file utilities.
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future to tell us which games will be heading towards the
Amiga in the New Year... FROM PINKIE WITH LOVE STAY INFORMED!
Our up-to-the-minute listing of forthcoming releases Mindscape Impressions Core Design Grandsiam Renegade Psygnosis Empire Core Design Supervision Renegade Audiogenic Mirage Gremlin Psygnosis Empire Gremlin Gremlin Krisalts Psygnosis Supervision Peygnosls Grandsiam Ocean Psygnosis Grandsiam Renegade Flair Renegade Kompart Virgin Grandsiam Psygnosis Empire Grandsiam Krisalls Buzz Millennium Mindscape Grandsiam Mindscape Team 17 Mirage MicroPros* Team 17 JANUARY 1994 Psygnosis Virgin Impressions Psygnosis US Gold Krlsalls Impressions Ocean VXPIoooln.c I sir. I ncslnirr l iwl Fight for peace
Justice end harmony (no not the halt spray) In Empire s new offering. Maelstrom.
JANUARY Battlctoads Blue and the Grey Bubba -n' stix Cartoon Racer Chaos Engine CD32 CIHfhanger Cyberspace Darkstone Don* CD32 Elfmanla Exile AGA. CO32 Jack the Ripper K240: Utopia 2 Last Action Hero HB's Animation Workshop Legacy of Sorasll Lotus Trilogy CD32 Man Utd Premier League Microcosm CD32 Monopoly Puggsy Reunion Ryder Cup Golf Second Samurai AGA Seventh Sword of Mendor Speed ball 2 CD32 Treasure In Silverlake Urldlum 2 CD32 FEBRUARY Allen Breed Qwak CD32 Arcade Pool Battle Isle 2 AGA Beneath A Steel Sky Bogles (provisional title) Brian the Uon Dreamweb England World Cup Football Fly
Harder James Pond 3 AGA, CO32 Mario's Missing Nick Faldo’s Golf CD32 Out to Lunch Project X F17 Challenge CD32 Rise of the Robots Starford Ultimate Body Blows CD32 MARCH Allen Breed 2 CD32 Benefactor Crash Dummies Detroit • Dracula Evolution: Lost In Time Fly Harder CD32 Great Napoleonic Battles Mr Nutz Raiden TFX AGA, CD32 Traps and Treasures Unusual beat-envup with froggy heroes.
Strategy aim set during the US Ci«ll War.
Platform puzzler gets post Xmas release.
Wacky-Races style motor fest.
Classic ahooty action from the 8itmaps.
Licensed version of Sly Stone movie.
Futuristic mMI adventure game.
Topdown medieval RPG Arcade adventure.
Enhanced version of ducky platformer.
Great-looking beat-envup from Finland.
More souped-up versions of an arcade smash.
Murder and mayhem In Victorian London.
Long-awaited sequel to god-game classic.
Amiga version of Amie s Irony-laden movie.
Enables you to create your own cartoons.
Isometric medieval role-playing game.
Three racing games for the price of one.
More superb footy action from Old Trafford.
Take a minriblowtng voyage through the soul.
Electronic version of money-mad board game.
Cutesy platform game Spread your Influence throughout the galaxy.
Step Into Tom Watson's fashionable shoes.
Mev Dinc’s hack ‘n’ slash sequel.
Dungeon Master style RPG with giant levels.
Enhanced version of Bitmaps’ brutal ballgame.
Graphic adventure sot In the American Wast.
Another Format Gold winner from Graftgold.
Two Tope lass games on one CD.
Hits the cue ball right between the eyes.
More militaristic messing from Blue Byte.
It’s on the Coverdisk and It’s brilliant.
Green slime balls on the arm of your chair.
Cutesy Mg cat platform action.
Topdown cypberpunk adventure.
What future la there for this footy game now?
Mid price R-Type shoot-’em-up.
Help 007 defeat Dr Maybe one more time.
The fat plumbers get all educational.
Enhanced version of slick golfing game.
Pierre Le Chef's madcap cutesy platformer.
Space shooter and racing game on one CD.
Graphically stunning beat-envup game.
Space strategy game in Civilization vein.
Their biggest beat-’em-up ever.
Enhanced version of this cool alien shooter.
Digital Illusions' action-packed platformer.
Indestructible road-smash action.
Design and build your own motor Industry.
Delayed adventure gets rescheduled.
More lovable platform hm from the Humans.
Spaceplane shoot-em-up.
19th Century war game now on budget.
What's got a hazelnut In every bite?
Top down conversion colnop shoot-em-up.
Dreamy graphics In flight Sim shock.
Puzzling cutesy platformer.
Initially announced over a year ago, isometric RPG adventure Darkmere looks set to finally arrive on the Amiga very soon.
Spearheading Core Design's move into more serious gaming territory, the Ebryn Ignores the advice of the Elven council and offers a tew friendly gome revolves words ot advice to a friendly down-and-out in Darkmere.
Oround the hero Ebryn’s attempts to rid his land of the evil curse of Darkmere, a mysterious force which has blighted his people since his royal father slayed Enywas, a mighty dragon. It's your job to help Ebryn uncover the Darkmere's many mysteries and lift the devilish scourge which has claimed the lives of many of your village's inhabitants.
Darkmere will be available through Core Design in February, but initially will not be released on CD 2 The price is yet to be announced. For further details, contact Core on 0332 297797.
Millennium Interactive have announced details of a platformlng superhero to rival the top FI5H agent James Pond.
Hailing from the Planet Purple. Pinkie Is an alien hero who has focussed his attention on the imminent destruction of the universe and set out to defend the last of the dinosaur eggs to save the Jurassic monsters from extinction.
The only problem is that the Pinkie race are extremely wimpy, being scared of heights, allergic to pain and terrified of violence. Bearing these not particulariy endearing characteristics in mind, you have to lead Pinkie through about 60 extremely hostile levels and retrieve all the dinosaur eggs so they can be safely stored on the Planet Purple. Available on all Amiga formats, including CD32, Pinkie looks set to become a platformlng superstar. Released In May, Pinkie will cost £25.99. CD32 owners can expect to pay an extra £4. For more details contact Millennium on 0223 844894.
Force. Disillusioned, you defect and are appointed Ovedord of Harmony, responsible for ensuring Its survival against the Syndicate s overwhelming firepower.
With a game concept by Syd Mead, graphic designer for Blade Runner. Maelstrom looks like being a tense and exciting strategy simulation filled with plots twists, unpredictable characters and a mixture of battle management and arcade action. Maelstrom Is available now. Price £34.99. Empire can be contacted on 081-343 7337.
LOVE, PEACE AND HARMONY Empire Software launch themselves at the stars with the release of a new interplanetary war-game called Maelstrom.
You play a third-rank officer in the Syndicate forces sent to reconnoitre an unoccupied planet for a possible military takeover. When you get there you discover the planet - called Harmony - Is home to thousands of peace-loving miners and their families and that the Syndicate Intends to overwhelm them by DARKMERE ARRIVES AT LAST ROBINSON'S REQUIEM French software developers Silmarils have teamed up with the UK’s Daze Marketing to deliver you another excursion into adventuring territory.
Set in a hostile future, Robinson's Requiem follows the fortunes of a government agent who’s been forced to crash-land his ship on a prison planet filled with all kinds of weird and not so wonderful alien inhabitants. The in-game action takes place over three square miles of territory encompassing Jungles, volcanoes, canyons and extra-terrestrial villages which you have to negotiate to escape the planet.
Robinson ’s Requiem promises to test your skills as a fighter, diplomat and self- mutilating surgeon as you deal with all kinds of life-threatening hazards. Robinson's Requiem goes on sale In March and will be available on AGA and CD32 formats, price TBA. You can phone Daze on 071-328 2762 for more details.
It's been almost seven years now since the worid was first treated to the original Dungeon Master (pictured here). But It Is strongly rumoured that work is almost complete on a sequel.
Persistent rumours about the world's most eagerly awaited sequel have borne fruit with the announcement that software giants Interplay are to release a follow-up to the classic role playing game Dungeon Master. Originally released In 1987 through the now-defunct Mlrrorsoft company. Dungeon Master provided the definitive blueprint for all role playing games with Its tale of four adventurers battling their way through a bewildering series of convoluted dungeons and mazes In search of the mysterious Lord of Chaos.
Despite spawning the acclaimed offshoot Chaos Strikes Back a couple of years ago, American programmers FTL have kept us waiting for almost seven years for a genuine sequel to Dungeon Master. Now it's finally here. Dungeon Master 2: The Legend ot Skullkeep Immerses you into an even more realistic world where creatures can think for themselves and every action has a consequent - and potentially totally disastrous - reaction. To make the gameplay even more complicated, you also have to manage Dungeon Master 2s economic structure and you even have to handle the negative effects that the weather
has on individual characters.
Although a release date and price for Dungeon Master 2 have still to be officially confirmed, Amiga Format understands that work on the project Is nearing completion and that the game Is likely to be released later In the New Year. Watch this space for further Dungeon Master 2 details.
TWILIGHT OF AN EMPIRE Empire Software are launching themselves into the 2 1 si century with a bleak prognosis centred around the activities of a renegade army in Twilight 2000, a militaristic role-playing adventure.
By the late 1990s, planet Earth has abandoned the concept of the New World Order in favour of something far more destructive and Steer your way through a post-apocalyptlc Europe nationalistic. You command a unit an l de,ea ,he evl1 Bar°" c“m»ln Empire’s new of 20 soldiers who hove been "'""‘"i,ole pla lnB game Twmgh'3000 given the task of destroying evil Polish warlord Baron Czarny and his infamous Black Legion. The game centres around four teams of five individuals who can be allocate a wide variety of tasks. Programmed by the same team responsible for the highly-acclaimed Megatraveller
series Twilight 2000 features a mixture of tense 2D and 3D combat sequences as well as lots of careering about in a wide variety of heavily-armoured vehicles. The game goes on sale soon, price £34.99 with an enhanced AGA version promised.
Empire can be contacted on 081-343 7337.
PIERRE EST ARRIVE Pierre Le Chef Is the lovable French hero of Mlndscape’s latest 48-level platformer Out to Lunch.
As a master of International cuisine, Pierre is expected to concoct al kinds of tasty dishes in his kitchen, but he has a rather unusual problem - The Ingredients he needs for Ms reclpies Just don't want to be cooked.
So poor Pierre or (as they say In France) Le Pauvre Piene, has to trundle T* “"d . ___... was the way the Eskimos mistook Mm for a across six different countries and a host snowman and stuck carrots up ms nostnis.
Of platform levels In search of the mischievous food and secure It Inside the Cage. Pierre's problems don't end there. His fruit and veg Is subject to all kinds of Insects and diseases as we« as the unwanted attentions of his arch-rival Le Chef Noir.
Out to Lunch Is available from February, price £25.99. Give Mlndscape a call on 0444 246333 If you want to know more.
The game will be called Dungeon Master 2: The Legend of Skullkeep, and H It's as ground-breaking as the original It promises to push back the boundaries of role playing games.
ISHAR 3 If you were thrilled through to your pants with Silmarils' first two Ishar adventures, you had better get your loincloth ready for the next Installment which involves more running around hacking, slashing and annoying people. Ishar 3 will be available in April on all Amlgas including AGA and CD32. For further Ishar Information, contact Daze Marketing on 071-328 2762.
JANUARY 1 994 THE NEXT BIG THING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Core Design’s futuristic follow-up to Curse of Enchantia arrives in February and looks absolutely breathtaking. Rob Mead beams it on to his Amiga and takes a closer look...
* * What's most remarkable about Universe is the graphics... a
very atmospheric game which features 256 on-screen colours even
on an A500. ** The worst thing about being a teenager is
getting sent on pointless errands by interfering parents. Boris
Verne knows this to his cost. If his mother hadn't insisted he
deliver a letter to Uncle George, he'd still be tucked up in
his room, playing with his computer, instead of being stranded
on a deserted planetoid surrounded by legions of warring space
aliens.
Universe is the latest graphic adventure from Core Design, creators of the highly successful Curse of Enchantia fantasy role-player.
Developed from his own film script by graphics artist Ralph Mohr, Universe takes you to a parallel universe ruled by the Emperor Meiamises, a corrupt and pathetic figure who believes constant wars and brutality will ensure his subjects' loyalty. Unfortunately, the emperor's power is on the wane and he embarks on a final destructive conflict against the peace-loving Mekalien people and at the same time he tries to extinguish an embryonic rebellion at home.
Hero Boris gets caught up in all this when he's befriended by a halfhuman called Silphinaa who's carried off by Meiamises' robot henchmen and comes within a hair's why we relied on an icon-only system," says Gary. "Universe is aimed at more experienced gameplayers, so we've put text in to make objects easier to identify, and to give you more information about what's going on. There's a description of the different locations, for example, which wasn't included before."
Universe is also a lot less linear and illogical than its predecessor.
You con complete the different game sections in any order, so you're less likely to get stuck because you forgot to collect an object earlier in the game. The puzzles are now also much less contrived which means you combine or use objects with breadth of being killed. Sounds promising, doesn't it?
Although it uses the same flawed game engine as Curse of Enchantia, Ralph Mohr and programmer Gary Antcliffe believe they've overcome most of the problems which made Curse so cumbersome.
"Curse was more of an adventure for people who hadn't played that kind of game before and that's himself, then had them digitised to give the game a highly-charged, Blade Runner-ish quality. Combine this with Gary's mysterious Super Pre-Adjusted Colour (SPAC) utility and you end up with a very atmospheric game which features 256 on-screen colours even on the most basic Amiga A500.
So how do Ralph and Gary feel about the inevitable comparisons to Beneath A Steel Sky? "It's not such an adult graphic adventure as Steel Sky. There are lots of more light-hearted elements to it and although it's got a serious point, we feel it is going to be a very fun game to play." - C each other which would naturally go together. "There are still some illogical puzzles," says Ralph, "because it'd be too easy to complete if everything was logical and gamesplayers actually enjoy wacky combinations of objects."
What's most remarkable about Universe, though, is the graphics.
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Well, not really, Bio-Corp and Securi-Corp are actually befuddling the dear old Emperor into spending more of his imperial time on the Wolf 359 System than he reasonably should. Despite this odd twist on the question of modem political power, there is still a cuddlesomely fashionable 'eco' theme underpinning the rest of the plot.
The evil Corps are using up all of mother Earth's precious resources. What's worse, they are (ab)using them to build law enforcement droids, some of which are not as street- legal as programmes such as Crime Watch would see as a basic requirement. Frankly, they've gone bonkers and are doing things to people that even Kenneth Clarke might think a little over the top.
There is a conspiracy afoot. And it is one that has a lot of obviously 'futurosque' names in it. Names with more consonants than vowels: Jadva. Names with tenuous historical connections like they used in Star Trek: John, Fredrick Sebastian (but not Bach). And names that are just silly: Hannibal Chew.
Your task, as John Sebastian, is to get to the bottom of the conspiracy, defeat the droids and make Earth a wholesome place to live, love and watch CrimeWatch.
Out of control Phew, what a plot. And, anyone who has played Captive will recognise some of it, because this is indeed, Captive 2.
And it's on CD32. Which leads to a lot of good things and one doozy of a bad one.
If you want to retain your gOod temper then do not play this game with the CD32 controller. It is complkated, inefficient and irritating. Dig a mouse out from that old A600 box. Or buy one - try Golden Image's Power Mouse (£15, call 0234 843388).
The Introductory sequence to Liberation reedy shows off the 32-tit glory of the Amiga CO32.
Thera's plenty of plot, action, colour and pace to keep you watching It. And the only way of doing this at any sane speed Is from CD.
CAPTIVE 2 An evil conspiracy of Corps is creating havoc on Earth, and evil droids are set on destruction. Only you can stop them and liberate the captives... The 27th Century of sonably should. Despite this doing things to people that Liberation is one of odd twist on the question of even Kenneth Clarke might those bleakish futures modem political power, there think a little over the top.
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But the programmers were told 'tweak this for that controller thing ie, an the CD wassname' and they got bored towards the end of the job.
A game of Space Invaders'MI That's right, tucked away into the droids' complex control circuitry Is a game of Space Invader* (look at the top right ot the screen!). Now that's the kind of mindless, adolescent humour that makes this such a great game!
Never mind, there is a great deal of fun to be had etched into the pits and lands of this CD.
Take the open- ** As CD-based accents, dising sequence- games go, this one *2?,pee .h very neat * . Patterns and a indeed. You i Steaming along tendency to can sit back Uboratfon makes a repeat them for a few min- -. F„„eg*rm 9 99 okas. Mayl utes and see tine Capffve 2. This is what mg sequence - games gc very neat » » indeed. You * steamll can sit back L beratfo for a few min- „ - .
Utesandsee t,ne CaPf e|. M entire n|nt me enure pior sweeping before your eyes* You can even hear the main characters chatting away in full stereo. It's grand and well animated. There's a lot to be said for CD when you can get this quality of work pumping out at you.
But what happens after you've watched the machine do the work? As you would expect from Captive 2, the control system is tidy and usable. You control four droids as they trek around the city in search of, well, things.
The city is not a small place, we're talking Glasgow here, and there are nine different areas to explore. And what you are looking for are the people who have been illegally imprisoned by one of the evil Corps. They are... captives. Your task is to free them. Essentially this means that you shouldn't shoot them.
Any one else seems to be fair game. But take another dose of heed here, try talking to some of the urbanites instead of blowing the hell out of them. You will find some useful information and will be able to carry on your merry way with a bit more of an idea about what's going on.
Ob (tear, all dead. But never mind, they were only mindless droids sent out by you In order to discover things and maybe, Just maybe, get blown away. Tough realy.
The conversation elements with an audioed CD32 are really amusing. Everyone in this new world appears to have developed a vocal abnormality, suffering from outlandish _ _ selves. Maybe '• this is what the future will be like once all kids are forced to learn their language from television. The horror!
Looks good, fools good Back to the game. The movement and control system are standard RPG fare. Guns, back-packs, walking, all that stuff. Where Liberation does look ahead (and even beats the wondersome Hired Guns on one level) is that you can look both up and down as well as left, right and forward.
That must be Graham Taylor In disguise trying to escape from the UK. Then again, maybe not.
The graphics are excellent side - the world you're in looks like William Gibson's notion of the inside of Wintermute. What it lacks in great detail it makes up for in the speed at which you are capable of moving around the terrain. It's all good stuff.
And so is the bit where you get to shoot someone. Hit the button and out come your robot hands a-blastin' and a- rainin' hot death on all who stand before you. Oh, I mean ALL who stand before you - so make sure you've got your droids in the right relationship to each other before you decide to play Rambo with the local civilians, otherwise you'll have some seriously non-moti- vated metal men.
It is a pleasant duty for me to tell you that as CD-based games go, this one is steaming along at a more than acceptable rate of knots.
There is a ton of depth to it, enough to justify the not outrageously OTT price-tag (well done Mindscape for not cashing in on the CD-format). And aside from the niggles about the controller, it must be said that Liberation makes a fine Captive 2. Yup, it's a goody.
Tim Smith O RILEASED Out now Tony Crowthor hat a way with graphics that make them both familiar cmd interestingly navel.
SOUND m Philips and Sony developed the CD format to replay high quality stereo sound. And it does too.
ADDICTION Mindscape have produced some lively and long-lasting games.
This one is no different.
PLAYABILITY That CD33 controller. Fish and bicycle coma to mind. Played with a mouse this is a fine gome.
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REVIEW GENESIA downside, Genesia is so similar to its more
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Genesia has other problems too.
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Rob Mead O you can use to create your world.
“ Genesia tries to outdo Populous and The Settlers, but ultimately fails to do either.
Despite this, it's a challenging and occasionally rewarding god game. W 1 HOURGLASS: each player is allocated a time period to make their moves. Indicated here. Click on the button if you want to skip a turn.
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Eter Molyneux has got a lot to answer for. If he hadn't invented Populous, we wouldn't have all those copycat games like Mega-LoMania and The Settlers. Now French bods Microids have added another god game to the pile with Genesia, a tale of tribes, trials and mystery jewels.
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1994 GAME REVIEW Thls track looks sc and the bumps are
nassumlng, but killer.
Tarmac.
Is track or you land from those bumps to moke the bends.
Ms roil A map. Ha?
Through th What, a two-way section, are the order ot the day o on Issue 51 's Coverdisk yet, then you haven't lived. As viewed from overhead racing games go, this is the yin to Micro Machines' yang.
Whereas that game was massive fun in a cute, cuddly cartoon fashion, this is roadkill. If Skidmarks was a cartoon, il would be the Itchy and Scratchy show.
Subscribers will recall that the girls of the AF team love Micro Machines like they love strawberries dipped in champagne. It made them scream when they went round corners. It made them giggle and squirm too, a wonderful sight to behold.
Non subscribers will wonder what the hell I'm on about. We'll be back to the Skidmarks review after this message... Subscribers to Amiga Formal get a special newsletter - Backstage - would be impressed, when out of nowhere, 'The Boy' Bradley barrels into view, hits you a vicious side swipe, the outcome of which is that he gets accelerated into first place, and you end up tootling along in the wrong direction ot six miles per hour (scale speed). C'monl What would you scream?
Grunge computing Did any of you read that feature on Grunge Golf in Details magazine recently? No, don't blome you, awful magazine, for yuppie-from-hell would-be male models. And it has nothing to do with this review either.
But Skidmarks is a bit of a grunge computer game. It brings out those primal competitive urges, better than running around in woods naked and banging on big drums.
You get the concept of the game, Skidmarks I Strange name for a game, brings to mind images of a long, dark coloured streak of... rubber on a road surface. What did you expect me to say? A poop mark in the pants? Never, we here at AF avoid toilet humour like we ovoid going down the pub and drinking brain-numbing quantities of alcohol.
And pinball.
The name of this four-way scrolling isometric view race-and- chase game comes from the fact that, as you speed around the track, you leave a fine set of tyre marks.
As the game progresses, the track gets more and more chewed up, and the great thing is, when you come to start the next race on the same course, the track retains its distressed condition from the previous race.
If you haven't played this game ve to be kidding Head-ons razy track.
Yona got a map? When you try vie ireon window, you'll know what I n Watch your »pee Just every month, giving them inside information on whot's going down in the AF offices. Recently in Backstage, Sue and Jules shared with us their fave game of 1993. They both chose Micro Machines.
Thank you, and now... where was I?
Oh yes, The guys enjoyed Micro Machines too, but we enjoy Skidmarks a whole lot more. It makes us scream when we go round corners loo. It makes us scream things that we could never print here for fear of WH Smith removing all the copies of this issue from the shelves.
Use your imagination, you're hurtling along a mud-covered, tree- lined forest track, the corner is approaching fast, you pre-turn and slide into maximum oversteer. You look like you're about to pull the curve of your life, Carlos Sainz Nick honeatly believes that he I* going to win thla race. Ha, the tool. I am ascending that ramp in my sexy black Porsche at an Incredible rate o( knots, end when his pathetic baby blue muscle car hits the deck at that highly Inappropriate angle. I’m gonna sail right over him and power on to ultimate victory.
Skldmarki brings out that vicious backstab- 58 drive Jacked-up pick-up trucks are notorious . This points table only serves to prove this.
0 £ m JO HI m s , I'm going for this tasty flare-sided | got a 247 cube fuel injected block, A zillion frames of ray-traced cars, great tracks, and look out for the spectator taking a leak.
UorkOtr.tK Scr»n Great revving, annoying screeching and a heavy metal intro. Rockin' good soundsl ADDICTION ~nr t- This Is the first thing you see after booting Skidmarks. How many other games have their own comms software?
• * r w I'm sure. You line up on o track with three other cars,
you try to go around the track in the correct direction as
quickly as possible until you cross the finishing line a
predetermined number of times. It's a far from revolutionary
concept, but one which Skidmarks takes to near perfection.
Throw in the obvious options, choice of different vehicles, a
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methods, choice of different computer opposition teams and a
choice of 12 tracks, and you end up with a sentence with far
too many occurrences of the word choice.
And there's more; two-player mode via split screen, or two-player mode via null modem, giving full screen view to each player. Four players can play modem-linked, each using o split screen view. And you can dial someone up and play over the phonelines tool Free updates In keeping with Acid software's commitment to PD and Shareware innovation, the Skidmarks program disk is not copy-protected. The car and track disks are, of course. So Acid can place revised and improved versions of the game in the Public Domain, so that the people with car and track disks, only available by buying the full
game, will be able to play the revised versions.
If you ever have the good fortune to get stuck in a pub with the guys from Acid Software, conversation will doubtlessly come around to the subject of computer game playability. These guys take their recreational computer software very seriously indeed, and they have more than a few horsh words to say for many of the so-called, self-styled computer games of today. But when they deliver games of this quality, with this degree of sheer, unrivalled playability, they have room to talk.
I would sum up Skidmarks by saying it's fast, furious and fun, only this phrase has been banned from the pages of Amiga Formal due to overuse. But for once it would be particularly apposite. One thing is for sure though, this is o party game, if you're going to play it (and you should) play it against a friend. If you are old enough, drink beer too.
And if you are going to a friend’s house to drink Skidmarks and play beer, take a taxi. Those radical driving manoeuvres you perfect on screen ore fuel injected certain-death when practised on real roads.
Marcus Dyson Choose the right opponents and this is the ultimate "just one more game" game.
PLAYABILITY These cars really are a bitch to control, but persistence pays rich rewards, like fast lap times.
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World Two orange glow for he youngster with outrageous ball skills had the AF office purring (and not doing much work) back in September. Soccer Kid tells the tale of how a trophy-hoarding alien attempts to steal the World Cup. The Cup collides with a meteor and shatters, spreading the pieces across the globe. Your task is to collect the bits and get them to America in time for the World Cup Final.
Soccer Kid is basically a platform game but it's original and incredibly playable. The Kid can perform headers, overhead kicks and various other tricks to overcome the baddies which include skateboarders, Italian waiters, form animals and Russian soldiers.
SOCCER KID AGA The more trick shots you perform, the more points you get at the end of the levels if you can get there.
Along the way, there are footie cards to collect (sadly no bubblegum) and these enable you to take part in bonus levels against the clock. There are loads of levels and five continents to travel across and despite being tricky, once you start, you just can't put that joystick down.
The AGA version has improved graphics and colours (which weren't half bad in the first place) and it is now hard disk installable. If you've got the original, don't bother getting this version but if you like platform games, this rubs shoulders with the ZooI and Yo! Joe!. Fantastic.
Steve Bradley Cl Already established as one of the all-time classic shoot-em-ups, The Chaos Engine finally gets an AGA incarnation 10 months after its initial release.
You play one of two street-fighting mercenaries sent in to destroy a crazed machine and the plethora of nasties it has unleashed. There are four worlds and 16 levels to explore, plenty of tricky puzzles to solve and the usual selection of power-ups and bonuses to collect or buy at the end of every other level.
What made the original game so brilliant was its extreme playability. A wicked two-player option, the eight-way scrolling, baddies pouring out of the walls and the pace of the action made The Chaos Engine one of the most addictive and thrilling Amiga games ever.
This AGA version retains all the original game's features and adds a 256-colour palette to the mix, so there's been quite a marked changed in the way the backgrounds and sprites The hulk monsters in have swapped their a healthy pink, for example, and there's a lot textur- ing and shading on virtually everything else. The rest is exactly the same as the standard version and, to be honest, you're only really going to need this if you're new to the A1200 or you haven't got this fabulous game already.
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GAMETEK Available on PC, AMIGA, ATARI ST ¦ t avid Braben 1993. Licensed by Konami. Dislribnlod by Gnmetek V V We are recognised in the Amiga community as one of the leading specialists in Hard Drives and Mass Data Storage.
AMIGA A4000 040 The flogship of the Commodore Amiga range.
Based around the 68040 processor. Comes ujith o Hord Drive. 2+4 RAM ond UJB 3.0. 85 Mb version-£1899 130Mb version -£1919 200Mb version -£1939 250Mb version -£1979 340Mb version- £2069 426Mb version- £2149 540Mb version- £2299 AMIGA A4000 030 The some specifications os it's big brother but designed around the 68030 processor. The A4000 030 comes with o Hord Drive, 1 +1 RAM ond UJB 3.0. (FOR 2+2 PLEASE ADD £69) 85 Mb version-£899 340Mb version-£1099 130Mb version - £969 426Mb version- £1199 200Mb version - £999 540Mb version- £1299 250Mb version -£1039 AMIGA A1200 The A1200 sports many of the
features of the R4000 series. Based oround the 68020 processor with 2Mb of RAM ond UJB 3.0 os standard. A full range of Hord Drives ore also available for the A1200.
Basic A1200 - £289 40Mb H.D version -£388 60Mb H.D version - £445 85Mb H.D version - £468 120Mb H.D version - £494 170Mb H.D version-£528 200Mb H.D version-£548 256Mb H.D version-£578 DESKTOP DYNAMITE PACK The desktop Dynamite Pock contains 5 pieces of software written specifically for the AGA chipset, which includes DpointAGA, UjordworthAGA, Oscar ond other with o total street value of over £300.
(PL6ASC ADD £40 FOR DTD PACK) GAAPHICS AND VIDEO REAL3D2 ART DEPT PRO MORPH PLUS DPAINT 4 AGA DPR I NT 4 SCENERY ANIMATOR 4 VISTA PRO 3 MAKE PATH TERRAFORM SCALA MM210 SCALA MM300 UTILITIES X-COPY PRO GB ROUTE PLUS LATTICE CV6.1 DIRECTORY OPUS VIDEO BACKUP SYSTEM QUARTERBACK TOOLS DEV PACK 3 VIDI AMIGA 12 DISTANT SUNS V4.2 MUSIC STEREO MASTER BARS & PIPES PRO TECHNOSOUND TURBO UIOAD PAOCESSOA & DTP UJORDUJORTH 2 FINAL COPY 2 PENPAL PAGESETTER 3 PRO DRAUJ V3.0 PRO PAGE V4.0 GAMES CIVILISATION AGA CIVILISATION AGA UPGRADE (SEND YOUR DISKS AND DETAILS) PAINTEAS CITIZEN CITIZEN 240 CITIZEN 240C
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£179.00 £349.00 £ 59.00 0Mb NO FPU 4Mb RRM 33MHz FPU SCSI CRBLC KIT GVP A1230 BOARD Another quality trapdoor expansion for the fil 200. It features a 68030 processor as standard and has slots for a maths co-pro and up to 8Mb of 32bit RRM.
0Mb NO FPU 4Mb RRM 40MHz FPU £269.00 £439.00 GVP ACCCSSORICS 33MHz 68882 FPU 40MHz 68882 FPU 1Mb 32bit RRM 4Mb 32bit RAM £ 99.00 £129.00 £ 64.00 £153.00 DAB RAM BOARD This budget expansion board fits via the trapdoor.
It has 2x32bit SIMM sockets for up to 8Mb of memory, a 16MHz 68881 FPU, and a battery backed clock fitted as standard.
DKB with 0Mb RAM 68881 £99.00 DKB with 1Mb RRM 68881 £129.00 DKB with 4Mb RRM 68881 £229.00 ID€ INTCANAl HARD DRIVC KITS These kits come complete with screws, instructions ond all the software necessary to prep and configure the drive.
40Mb-£139 60Mb-£l 19 80Mb-£179 120Mb-£279 209Mb-£399 R4000 UPGRADES PHOTON (FOR A4000 030) This board wil transform an Rmiga R4000 030 into a fully fledged 040. It features a 040 CPU module with a MMU and a built-in FPU running at 25MHz.
PHOTON UPGRRDC £699 HCUFIRC (FOR A4000 030) This is a replacement CPU board for the R4000 030. It features a 50 Mhz clock speed, a built in MMU and a 50 Mhz 68882 FPU. Vour 030 will only be 10% slower than an 040 during most operations.
H6LLFIR6 UPGRADC £299 DKB 128 The DKB 128 is a 0 wait state memory expansion board for the R4000 series. It has slots for up to 128Mb of 32bit RRM using SIMMS of any size. It is a true ZORRO 3 card which makes for a very fast board.
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AU FOR JUST £279 There's too much sex and violence in the world, apparently. Most people spend their lives trying to get as much of the first one as possible, while avoiding the second like the plague, so what's the big obsession with pummelling people to death in Amiga games? Because it's fantastic fun that's why, and Mortal Kombat proves to be no exception.
For the past 500 years, the evil Shang Tsung has organised a contest where the world's toughest fighters compete against each other for the grand title of Mortal Kombat Warrior. Naturally, there's none of this swords and guns nonsense, just plenty of bare-knuckle fighting and the odd decapitation to prove who's boss. As an added incentive, Shang Tsung promises to steal the soul of anyone who's defeated in combat.
It’s got more blood and guts than a butcher’s apron, but can Virgin’s latest gore-fest live up to the hype which surrounds it? Rob Mead girds his loins and finds out.
You can choose to play one of seven different characters - Johnny Cage, Kano, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Raiden, Liu Kang and Scorpion - who each have their own range of special fighting skills including widely publicised Death Blows where you literally get to take your opponents to pieces. Reptile, Goro and Shang Tsung are all boss characters rippling with bone-crushing manoeuvres and evil intent.
Shang Tsung even has the ability to morph into other characters when he's fighting you.
To make the gameplay more varied you also get three difficulty levels, three endurance rounds - which enable you to pit your fighting prowess against two different opponents in the same bout - and the Mirror Match where you take on your own character in the ultimate test of your fighting skills. There are olso the usual two-player options and you can choose up to six continues if you're crap. Finally, there's a subgame after every third and fifth opponent which enables you to do a Daley Thompson-style power joystick jiggle before smacking your hand into various objects made of wood, stone
and steel.
What makes Mortal Kombat so different from illustrious predecessors such as Street Fighter 2 and Body Blows is its realism and the controversial amount of gore on offer.
While SF2 and Body Blows just let you defeat your opponents, through some well-placed kicks and punches, Mortal implores you to kill them in the most gruesome way imaginable.
You can rip out your victims' hearts and spines, roast them alive or make their heads explode.
Combine this with some fluid, digitised sprites of actors and you gel one of the most gruesomely realistic beat-em-ups you've ever seen.
But is it any good?
The main problem with Mortal is it looks as though everything has been sacrificed for the digitised KOMBAT MORTAL SEVEN SHADES OF GRISLY DEATH Each of Mortal Kombat’& seven characters has a special move called the Death Blow, which is just what you need when Shang Tsung shouts “Finish him”.
JOHNNY CAGE: POWER PUNCH Stand right next to your opponent, push the Joystick towards him three times, then press Fire to punch his head off.
KANO: HEART ATTACK Push the Joystick away from your opponent. Then away again and press Fire and Kano tears out your enemy's heart.
RAIDEN: HEADBANG Stand next to your opponent, push the Joystick towards him. Then away three times, press Fire for a head explosion.
R* LIU KANG: HELICOPTER SPIN KICK Push the Joystick down. «way from yout opponent, then towards him and down again to perform this special move JAN SCORPION: HELLFIRE Stand a little away from an opponent.
Push the Joystick down twice, press Fire A ball of flame reduces them to bones.
SUB-ZERO: HEADPIECE Push the Joystick towards an opponent, down towards him and press Fire. You reach out and remove their head.
SONYA BLADE: KISS OF DEATH Make Sonya blow a deadly kiss by pushing the Joystick towards an opponent twice, away twice and pressing Fire.
66 GAME REVIEW JANUARY 1994 difficulty, world-crealion and even modem options to keep the most avid wargamer hooked for weeks.
You don't expect fancy graphics in a game like this and, sure enough, you don't really get any, but there are some neat sound samples and a stirring Wagnerian soundtrack to draw you in. This emerges as one of Impressions' most playable and addictive games yet, but at £34.99 it is overpriced.
Rob Mead O sprites. The five (count 'em) different backgrounds look extremely cheesy, often with blocks of colour where there should be a tasty spot of parallax scrolling or animation... anything to make it more interesting. The overall effect is that the game lacks atmosphere and feels cheap. Vou could almost be playing a C64 game rather than marvelling at the graphical capabilities of the Amiga.
“ What makes Mortal Kombat so different is its realism and the amount of gore. 99 OK when you fight your pals, but frustrating when you take on the trickier Amiga-controlled adversaries.
Despite the overwhelming possibility of moves, you soon discover the same couple of punches and sweeping kicks can be used to sap your opponent's strength. You also don't get the same variety of moves across different characters. They all seem to do the same kicks and punches and even the special moves are remarkably similar. Mortof s characters just don't have enough personality to pull you in.
Rob Mead '2 Unfortunately, this lack of attention to detail also spills over into the gameplay. By faithfully reproducing the coin-op, the programmers have given each character over 24 different moves. This inevitably means that, like Body Blows Galactic, the joystick controls are vague and there's a lot of frantic waggling as you try to find the right move to attack your opponent with. This is “ Strip away the blood and guts, and you're left with a very average beat- em-up that owei more to Pit Fighter than Body Blows or Street Fighter. 99 PROGRAMMERS Probe Software PUBLISHER Virgin
081-960 2255 PRICE £25.99 RELEASED Out now MORTAL KOMBAT mu mml GRAPHICS Fluid, digitised sprites, but the lacklustre backgrounds make it look tacky.
Good range of musical backdrops. The sound effects can be gruesome.
GLOBAL DOMINATION Each player is given a limited amount of territory at the beginning of the game and you have expand your empire into neutral and occupied zones, grinding down your opponents to the point where they completely disappear.
This game comes across as a less sophisticated incarnation of Civilization. The technical advances and people management elements have been dispensed with in favour of some straightforward conquering, and it all works jolly well too. The icon-driven control system is easy to use and you're soon taking on the likes of Napoleon, Genghis Khan and Queen Victoria at their own Empire-building game.
There are plenty of random elements - such as revolutions and surprise attacks - to keep the gameplay interesting and there are lots of obody likes a loser - ask Graham Taylor. The history of ihe world is written by those who have the conviction to win and you can take your place among them with Impressions' latest strategy sim.
Global Domination enables you ond up to four human or Amiga-con- trolled opponents to lake part in a monumental struggle for power where cunning, brute force and management of scarce resources play an equal part.
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Well, it's an oft-heard com- when they art plaint that many shoot-em-ups lect them by It aren't challenging enough , factory dome, but Disposable Hero is truly The six lev difficult. The bad news is that adversaries ol it's too difficult. And don't just futuristic, and take my word for it, every- and it's all stu body in the office who picked drawn. The sh up the joystick came to the enough to con same conclusion: Disposable be a pain not Hero looks great, but it's reverse. The cr ridiculously tricky. Is reasonable, If you were to draw element well- Disposable Hero's family Oh, by the tree,
somewhere in the son for all this roots you would find I ¦ g » Xenon 2. Disposable ¦ - Hero puts you in control of a space- I » craft which £ W
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steer past various bad H things, and blast your way past some stubborn end-of and mid-level meanies. A 4 The Xenon 2 influence is * most pronounced in the - I 'shop'element of the game ¦! in which you collect various ’ tk engine and weapon power- 'T||t ups, by finding the blueprints the Free World has been ravaged by warfare and you have been chosen to penetrate alien strongholds and return with the blueprints that will help rebuild its technology.
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Factory, and when they are ready, you collect them by landing on a blue factory dome.
The six levels are full of adversaries of a flying, fishy, futuristic, and demonic nature and it's all stunningly well drawn. The ship is easy enough to control, but it can be a pain not being able to reverse. The collision detection is reasonable, and the factory element well-constructed.
Oh, by the way, the reason for all this blasting is that All the plus factors about Disposable Hero would normally see it heading towards an Amiga Format rating of the mid to high Eighties, but even with a fully tooled-up ship, it's too difficult. Lightning reactions count for little and too often the game comes down to relentless pounding, which doesn't make for good gameplay, no matter how strong the graphics are.
If you are a seriously committed shoot-em-up freak you might find D-Hero a U challenge. But for most ¦- people it will be a frus- trating, but | good-looking exercise in getting blasted to bits.
Richard Jones 5 The truly excellent backdrops, add immensely to the game's style.
SOUND All manner of mayhem awaits you If you make It as far as this wasted lunar landscape. Another level, another stubborn baddle.
Unobtrusive background sound. Reasonable blasting and zapping effects.
ADDICTION maaammmmmm Like nouvelle cuisine, D-Hero looks great, but it won't satisfy your hunger.
PLAYABILITY mmammmmmmm D-Hero is too difficult, and that's as big a turn off as a game being too easy.
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* 661 AUVfiNVr What the hell would anyone want another ZooI (or?
Mean, when you've got one ultra-fast scrolling, colourful- as-a-very-colourful-thing platform blast, what more could you wont?
Especially when the first one scored a massive 95 per cent Now, back when I gave Zoo that huge score, putting it in the stratosphere of the AF scoring range along with a mere handful of other games that got so close to (but still so far away from) the perfect score, some people complained. They questioned my sanity, but the bloke in the white coal who checked me out proved to be even more insane than I was, especially after I showed him Zoo I Eat my words I'm o confirmed platform freak But I've been playing so much Hired Gum and Cannon Fodder recently that I thought maybe Zoo 2 wouldn't
thrill me in quite the same way as its illustrious predecessor did Heyl I con admit it. I wos wrong. I was very, very, very wrong. Zoo 2 takes everything that was great about the first game and retains it It takes everything that was merely very good about the first game, and improves on it.
Then it takes a few things that weren't even in the first game, casts them into the melting pot, stirs the mixture well, leaves it for a while, and then whips off the lid to reveal the best platformer yet If there is a criticism that can be levelled at the original Zoo , it is lack of depth to the gameplay. Zoo simply isn't a platform puzzler. It's a straight ahead romp Start at the beginning of the cb as®!® The levels are more involved than last time, and each has more than one route to the
* • This really is the game to make people forget about that
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On the Eectrtc Ladyland level Zooz (or Zool) can walk on light beams. Cooll can both climb up most (but not oil) vertical surfaces, rather than having to jump up as in the first game This was by far the most annoying aspect of the original Zool, because getting Zool to ascend the walls by bouncing off, and sticking back on was a tad tricky to control, and when he hit a Chocolate Spiky he was flung off the wall in a way that was most difficult to handle. Now if Zool (or Zooz) crawls past any kind of wall-clinging nasty he (or she) just incurs an energy penally In a spin This time round you
have five energy points to lose, rather than three. You'll need eml Throw in a dog called Zoon (although I can't find him), two baddies called Krool (Cruel, geddit?)
And Mental Block, a Sonic 2 like tube section, the world's best-selling lollipop, and three different difficulty levels, and you end up with the year's best platformer - for the second year in succession There is some slowdown on an A500 600, but on an A1200 this game is fast, smooth-scrolling and completely jerk-free. It's not unplayable on a pre-AGA machine, but it is one good reason to dump that A500 and nag someone to get you an A1200 for Christmas, your birthday or any other good reason you can come up with would recommend playing it on an A4000, but that’s going a bit far And anyway,
it doesn't work on an A4000 without ng through all that pesky boot options rigmarole first.
Well done Gremlin, this really is the game to make people forget all about that damned hedgehog (whatsisname?) Zool 2 is faster and franlicer (™ Made-up-Words-R-Us!) Than any Amiga game ever seen.
Did I mention that I like this game? Because I dol I am supposed to go on holiday tomorrow, but I don't want to, I want to stay here and play Zool 2 When, oh when, are Commodore going to come up with a portable Amiga?
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TEL (0702) 600557 FAX. (0702) 613747 DESCRIPTION Professionol Football Mosters V4
P. F.M. Editor V4 Stoble Mosters V2 Oracle Horse Tipster (RRP
£99.95) Cricket Masters World Cup Cricket Mosters Wrestling
Mosters_ MMMII A forilastic graphical and or laclicnl
leprescnlalion nl Cricket Ihnl has been completely written by
a liodilionul fan. You con physically participate with batting
and oi bowling oi leave it to the computer to ij automatically
handle. See full feature list below :• GAME OPTIONS STATISTICS
FRIENDLY CONTROLS
• 1 Day limited overs or test. • Scorecard & bowling analysts. •
Icon driven with pomt & click.
• White or coloured clothing. • Weothei and ground reports •
large 3D scrolling screen
• Three Cricket grounds. • Wogon Wheel covering the entire
playing area.
• lood Save game. Skill levels. • Monhatton Chart. • Mouse
controls bowler's line,
• Computer Human players. PLAYER VARIETY length, direction field
settings.
ANIMATED ACTION • Rated on 8 adjustable factors. • Joystick control of batsman's
• Sound Commentary. • Left and right honded players, attack
level, strokes and
• Umpire signals. • Range of batting types. Running between
wickets.
• All the strokes cut, pull, drive, etc. • Editor to omend game
stats. VARIABLE CONDITIONS
• Appeals, diopped catches, run outs. • Bowlei types include
seom, • Surface and poce of pitch
• Bouncers, wides ond no balls. Swing, change and both types of •
Rain, bad light, cloud cover, spin with 8 speed levels.
Temperature and humidity.
JANUARY 1 994 GAME REVIEW to transform, giving nasties plenty of time to creep up on you. Secondly you often end up transforming by mistake, one minute you're happily eating your way through some rock and the next you inadvertently transform and end up losing a life. It's really not very nice.
Sumptuous and cute As with all these games, the graphics are sumptuous and the sounds sick- eningly cute. If I have any complaints about the graphics, it's that the sprites are too small, it's loo easy to lose them on the screen, especially when you're using one that's the same colour as the vegetation.
Completely on the game. As frantically as you wrestle with the joystick the little blighter inevitably skids off the platform and on to a spike.
The game isn't without its high points though. The best of the Furries is the rope-throwing green one.
Learn how to control this chappie properly and you'll soon be swinging Tarzan-like along the levels quicker than Ron Ely with the trots.
The levels get jolly hard, jolly quickly. Even the lame introductory screens can give you a lot of grief.
As soon as you get into the game proper, however, you realise that this is the most unforgiving game since Beelzebub's Big Day Out.
Once again, it's that inertia which screws it all up. No matter how well you think you've got a section sussed, it will still manage to screw up your gameplan completely.
The other big problem with the gome is the transformation process.
In order to change the abilities of your Furry you have to pull down on the joystick, click left or right to choose the new one and then press up on the joystick. I've got two problems with this. Firstly it takes too long “ A rather curious Lemmings- style game which is badly let down by its particularly unforgiving control system and possibly the worst plot since Jurassic Park (the film). » style puzzle game. You get kitted out with a Furry which can transform itself into four different varieties, each possessing a different talent.
Using these little troopers you've got to battle your way through various levels to reach the castle where the king is being held.
In order to complete a level you have to make the fullest use of your four Furries. They can all walk and run on solid surfaces and push objects, but the yellow one can throw fireballs, the blue one can swim underwater, the green one can throw out a line and swing from it and the red one can eat its way through rock.
Death by motion You get the gist yeah? Good. So how does it play? Well for starters, it's got one of those almightily annoying inertia systems. Set your Furry in motion and it will rebound, bounce, brush and skid off every single obstacle in its path. Attempt lo bring it to a quick halt and you'll fail. They've got about the same stopping distance as an oil tanker.
This kind of inertia means that when you die, you tend to blame it J 1 J r ) r ) _r_ r-l 1
- r1 U j r j _i_x_j__ Welcome back to platform land, genre fans.
I'd like to leap straight into this review by giving you a
quote from off the back of the box. It paints a particularly
vivid picture and quite brilliantly manages to convey what this
game's about. OK, here we go.
Hold tight: "During the unsuccessful voyage of the rebel Tinies to the Earth, an evil Tiny had captured the king and got hold of the marvellous machine, turning Slumph into a planet of terror!" Awesome isn't it? I could hardly wait to tear the cellophane off the box after reading that.
Fury of the Furries (please, who thinks up these titles) is a Lemmings Still, some people positively enjoy hard games like this. And who am I to criticise them for it? However, I do not want to meet the challenge, I do not want to rise up against the odds and I most certainly do not want to climb that mountain just because it's there.
Nope, downright stubborn games like this you can keep.
They're not good for your blood pressure, your joystick or your cat.
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MAY BE FROM A DIFFERENT VERSION THREE STEPS TO... AN AMIGA
BUNDLE!
1. How much memory does the Amiga 1200 have as standard?
A) One megabyte
b) Four megabytes
c) Two megabytes
2. What processor does the Amiga 1200 have?
A) 68030
b) 68020
c) 68080
3. Which tabloid newspaper does the game Snapperazzi depict?
A) The Sun
b) The Daily Mirror
c) The Daily Star THE RULES
1. No employee of Leaf UK Ltd, makers of Fizzy Chewits or
Future Publishing may enter.
2. All entries must reach Future Publishing by 1 February 1994.
3. The winners and runners up will be decided by Amiga Format,
and the judge's decision is final.
4. No cash or alternative prizes can be offered.
THREE A1200S with !FPl (2tHE8u0 and Snapperazzi h ow, if you were one of those incredi- !¦! Bly lucky people who ended up I tH unwrapping on Amiga 1200 as a Christmas present, then you can stop here.
But for those of you who are still waiting patiently, here's a chance for you to get one for free off your own back.
Fizzy Chewits, sponsors of the Snapperazzi platform game from Alternative Software, have given Amiga Format three A1200s to give away to our readers. And you don't just get a great machine - bundled with each of the Amigas are a joystick and a copy of the games Snapperazzi, Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix and Trolls - an excellent prize, worth more than £300 each, for the three winners.
Twelve runners-up will not go empty handed, either because we have also got runners-up prizes of a copy of the Snapperazzi game. Not only are Fizzy Chewits sponsors of the game, but they form part of the storyline of it. And because of their involvement, the game's retail price has been reduced from £25.99 to £19.99 What you have to do We would be mad to just give away these excellent prizes to you, so we are going to make you work for them first. But not being too sadistic, the questions you have to answer aren't really that difficult - see the panel above, right.
Once you've worked out your answers, put them down on the back of a postcard or a sealed envelope, and don't forget to include your name and address on there too.
Then all you have to do is pop it in the post to: Fizzy Chewits Chomp, Amiga Format Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth St, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
The PC 1204 & PC 1208 Memory Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 1200.
£185.95 £219.95 £235.95 £259.95 £279.95 £319.95 £139.95 £159.95 £199.95 £225.95 £265.95 PCI 208 + 68881 20Mhz.. PCI208 + 68882 20MHz .
PCI208 + 68882 33MHz.
PC 1208 + 68882 40MHz PC 1208 + 68882 50MHz £109.95 £119.95 £139.95 £179.95 PCI 208 with 8MB PC 1208 -r 68881 20Mhz .. PC 1208 ? 68882 20MHz PC 1208 + 68882 33MHz PC 1208 + 68882 40MHz .
PC 1208 + 68882 50MHz £419.95 £439.95 £465.95 £489.95 £530.95 which allows you lo use 1 MB, 2MB, 4MB and 8MB modules.
Zero Wait State The PC 1208 never leaves the processor waiting around (or data. Meaning your Amiga 1200 will run at its maximum speed. Simply adding either a PC 1204 or PC 1208 to your Amiga 1200 will increase its processing speed by 219%.
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.
Ultra Fast FPU With the addition o( a maths co-processor intensive maths operations will be . Type FPU's.
Easy To Fit Fitted in minutes without the need to remove the computer's case. Does not effect your warranty.
PCMCIA Friendly - Unlike other expansion boards the PC 1208 does not conflict with your Power Computing's lotest 32-bit memory expansion (or the Amiga 1200 is now available The PCI 208 combines exceptional value with incredible lectures. The originol PC 1204 4MB 32-bit memory expansion is still available, and is exceptional value Simm Technology The PC 1208 uses the latest industry standard 32-bit SIMM technology accelerated by up to fifty times. The PCI 208 is the only memory expansion which offers the capability to take either PGA or PLCC h PCMCIA Friendly ¦ Unlike other expansion boards the
r _l2Uo does not conflict with ¦ Amiga 1200's card slot, using the PCMCIA friendly jumper even an 8MB SIMM can be used.
Bare PC 1208 ..£69.95 PC 1208 + 68881 20Mhz £96.95 PC 1208 + 68882 20MHz ... PC1208-. 68882 33MHz ... PC 1208 + 68882 40MHz . .. PCI208 + 68882 50MHz PC 1208 with 4MB PC 1208 + 68881 20Mhz £240.95 PC 1208 ? 68882 20MHz £269.95 PC 1208 + 68882 33MHz .....£285.95 PC 1208 + 68882 40MHz £305.95 PC 1208 + 68882 50MHz £347.95 PC 1204 with 4MB RAM PC 1204 with 4MB only . PC 1204 ? 68881 20Mhz Co-Processor .
PCI 204 + 68882 20MHz Co-Processor PC 1204 + 68882 33MHz CoProcessor PCI 204 + 68882 40MHz CoProcessor PCI 204 + 68882 50MHz CoProcessor PCI208 with a choke of bare, 2MB, 4MB or 8MB RAM PC 1208 with 2MB Power Computing's XL 1,76MB Drive* for any Commodore Amiga is now available.
The XL Drive includes these many features: Formats to 1,76MB - Using high density disks you can fit a massive 1.76MB on each disk.
The XL 1.76MB Internal & External Drive for the Commodore Amiga.
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.
High quality design Uses a high quolity Sony high density mechanism.
Easy to Fit ¦ The external XL Drive simply plugs into the floppy drive port at the rear of your Amiga. The internal XL Drive simply replaces or adds to your existing drive(s).
These drives can be installed in minutes and no soldering is required.
Software compatible The XL series is fully compatible with all existing hardware and software.
External XL Drive £85.95 Internal XL Drive £75.95 A4000 Internal XL Drive £75.95 ‘Requires Kicksiort 2 or above • ‘Requires Workbench 2.1 or above Next day £5, 2-3 days £2.50 Saturday delivery £10 Specifications and prices subject to change without notice All Trademarks acknowledged. VAT included. E & OE Power Computing Ltd Unit 8 Railton Road Woburn Road Industrial Estate Kempston Bedford MK42 7PN Tel 0234 843388 Fax 0234 840234 Goods are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale and are available on request.
JANUARY 1994 CD32 GAME REVIEWS fao» I Sensible Soccer. The best computet game ever? Of course it is. After shifting 175,000 copies on the Amiga alone, Sensi has hit the consoles in a big way and now it's available on CD32. It's basically the 92 93 season version with red and yellow cards and the new back pass rule, ported from floppy. The first discernible difference is the change in music from the Captain Sensible funky tune to a more mellow South American rhythm. The game itself? Well, it's as gorgeous as ever. Small sprites, overhead pitch view, hundreds of teams and piles of options
including 93% When we asked Stephen Bradley to review all the latest Cds he said: "Great, is the new Gilbert O'Sullivan one in yet?" But after a few days locked in the test room, he emerged with these reviews. Let's hope that his taste in games is better than his taste in music, eh readers?
And kidnaps Laila while Sinbad's vain attempts at rescue fail miserably and he's arrested by palace guards for sorcerous deeds. Unfair, but you need a plot don't you?
Sinbad's task is lo escape the dungeon and rescue the woman he loves.
In the winking of an eye you're off on nine fun-filled levels of platform mayhem, collecting everything in sight, solving puzzles and slaying baddies left, right and centre. It's not outrageously difficult but it's certainly addictive with large, well-animated sprites and catchy tunes and effects. There are vicious end of level guardians to tackle and one of the levels puts you on a flying carpet with bleating sheep winging their way towards you - honest. Arabian Nights is a chirpy platform outing and it's not going to break the bank at 15 quid.
SENSIBLE SOCCER CD32 ARABIAN NIGHTS CD32 You know. Sensible Is so realistic that you sometimes forget It's not the genuine article. It's only when you see a scorellne as like this one that you remember It could never happen In real life.
Tactics, weather variations and different competitions. Oh, and absolutely fantastic, intuitive gameplay. One oversight is the disappearance of black players from the teams. They appear on the team sheets but unfortunately turn white when entering the field of play. A minor oversight perhaps, but annoying all the same (lose three per cent and do not pass go). Using the joypad takes some getting used to, but you can use joysticks if you wish. If you've got a CD32, you must have this game.
Arabs eh? Are they all called Sinbad? The main protagonist in this Middle East affair is not a sailor but an apprentice gardener at the local royal palace. But it seems that our Sinbad has eyes for only one petal, and that's the Princess Laila (not the one from Star Wars, nor the one that got Eric Clapton on his knees). Meanwhile, in another part of the world, an evil chap hell bent on ruling the kingdom casts a spell l==ra hi jizrr 1 -0 om Renegade ¦ £24.99 ¦ Out now Buzz ¦ £14.99 ¦ Out now n MB ¦M I 1 -V y A o u 0 2 HI * HI HI Bit of a forgotten man now is our John but he's still one of
the best. Anyway, his European Football game is what you're interested in (or not as the case may be) and the CD version is a straight port from its floppy predecessor.
This one dates from England's ill-fated excursion to Sweden in 1992 and poor John never even made it Heathrow. A side-on view with large sprites affair, it is essentially a revamped Manchester United. Unfortunately the sprites aren't particularly well animated and they are a bit clumsy to boot. The gameploy is stilted rather than free-flowing and the sluggish controls make it difficult to play speedy passing football.
There are plenty of options including tactics, match length (up to 90 minutes, heaven forbid) and one where you control only the boy Barnsie himself.
Unfortunately, you can only use the joypad to play the game. If you plug in an ordinary joystick you can move the players around, but not kick the ball. John Barnes European Football may look like a bargain for only 15 sovs but take my advice, for an extra tenner, Sensible's your best bet.
78% NIGEL MANSELL'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CD32 Gremlin ¦ £25.99 ¦ Out now Nigel Mansell's World Championship is on arcade-style race game with 16 circuits from around the world to tackle. You can get started straight away by racing a single circuit. There is a car tuning section which can be ignored but if you like a tune, you can make adjustments to the aerofoil and such like.
Racing itself is simple enough. The control is intuitive and the joypad works better than your average joystick. The CD version is similar to the A1200 game, although it's slightly quicker and eight audio tracks have been added. Believe it or not, they're not bad. This is not the best racing game around (FI Grand Prix is, of course), but it's by no means the worst you'll play, and at least Gremlin have seen fit to charge less than £30.
84% 73% A surprising tale and no mistake. Morris Rolph, or Morph to his mates, bobs round to see his uncle, the wonderfully named Professor Krakenpot who happens to have invented a teleporter. The prof demonstrates the machine using a mouse and somehow or other Morph ends up in bits, well atoms and electrons. And then the machine goes and explodes, so Morph must find the missing parts of the teleporter and get back into shape.
There are four major zones to explore in this platform puzzler. The Prof's Garden, The Lab, The Factory and The Sewers. Morph, through clever metamorphosis assumes one of four states - a solid ball, flexible ball, cloud or liquid drip to enable him to avoid the variety of hazards. It's all very pretty but the puzzles can be rather tough and you need to be a joystick wizard to get through some of them. Not really a game for those who like fast platformers because you actually have to think (no, really).
Morph is bright, it's fun and there is plenty of depth but it is also a straight port from the A1200 version and there really can be absolutely no justi- I fication for the £35 price tag. ¦ OVERKILL LUNAR-C Mindscape ¦ £29.99 ¦ Out now Is there anyone out there who doesn't like Defender? Well, silly question because there must be, and if you are one of those people, wake up and smell the coffee. Overkill is Defender for the Nineties and was originally released back in September '93, when, somewhat surprisingly, it was the first AGA-only game. You don’t need to know that it's set in 2690 AD,
somewhere in the solar system, only that it's incredibly smooth and wonderfully quick.
Yes, Overkill is a horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up and you've seen them before but it's still great fun.
Also included in this tidy package is another space shoot-em-up, Lunor-C (geddit?). This gives you pretty much more of the same sort of space age laser death action, as you battle the Sirian forces, destroying wave after wave of evil alien fiends. It's incredibly easy at first but complacency is soon replaced by panic and some frantic joystick manoeuvring.
Collect the power-up tokens and blast to your heart's content. Overkill is the better of the two and at £30 this pair of sharp shooters are reasonable value for money.
MORPH CD32 JOHN BARNES EUROPEAN Millennium ¦ £34.99 ¦ Out now FOOTBALL CD32 Buzz ¦ £ 14.99 ¦ Out now TTITUDE AMAZING DISKS ARCHER MACLEAN “Sounds like Jean-Michel Jarre’s locked inside your Amiga. Not that that’s necessarily a good thing, of course.”
- Stuart Campbell covers _ » w® his ears while playing fab new
space blaster, Stardust.
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“She is a smooth silky sultry sex siren, an alluring ant angel, a Hk.; „ tantalising tease Kzl. R~- temptress, an electric embryo of enhanced enchantment, a filibuster of fabulous femininity- well, you get the idea.”
- Steve McGill gets a bit steamed up over Zooz, the lovely female
co-star of the much-hyped Zool 2.
“Indeed, the term cutesy platformer’ has come to be W 4 used as a term of derision, as in ‘Oh no, not another cutesy platformer, I’d rather stick my head down a toilet.’”
- Dave Golder watches his career go down the pan as he reviews
Psygnosis’s Globdule.
Everyman: “I don’t understand what you’re talking about.” God: ‘Shut up, I’m God.” Jonathan Nash gets us in more trouble with Doofus.
- no matter what kind of games you like ( the most, you’ll find
them reviewed in I VWAMIGA POWER. This month we’ve also been
playing Mortal Kombat, T2 - The Arcade Game, Jurassic Park,
Zool 2, Stardust, Beneath A Steel Sky, Liberation - Captive 2,
F117-A Stealth Fighter, Cosmic Spacehead and lots more and boy,
do we have a lot to tell you about them over our
record-breaking 42 PAGES of reviews. PLUS we’ve got no less
than THREE coverdisks (for the same price as two, even)
containing all the best in Christmas demos and PD games, and
tons more inside our BIGGEST-EVER ISSUE. If it’s about Amiga
games, then you’ll find it in AMIGA POWER - why bother with
anything else?
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mouse for Pcs ......£10.00 -C 3-button trackball for Amiga £29.99 "Cristal" trackball for Amiga £34.99 3-button trackball for Pcs .£34.99 512Kb RAW expansion for A500»...£16.99 1 Mb RAM expansion for A500+.....£19.95 External 3.5" floppy drive £50.00 Kickstart switch for A500, A2000....£14.95 Kickstart switch for A600 ..£29.95 Electronic boot selector £14.95 Auto mouse joystick switch £10.99 Dust Covers .£6.00 MEMORY MASTER 1200 Internal RAM expansion with clock for Amiga
1200, populated with 1, 5 or 9Mb AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 AF1200 1Mb with clock, no Oscillator, no FPU Processor ......£115 5Mb with clock, no Oscillator, no FPU Processor ......£239 5Mb with clock, Oscillator, 16MHz 68882 FPU .£285 5Mb with clock, Oscillator, 20MHz 68882 FPU .£290 5Mb with clock, Oscillator, 25MHz 68882 FPU .£295 5Mb with clock, Oscillator, 33MHz 68882 FPU .£299 9Mb with clock, no Oscillator, no FPU
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From a bygone age (no Terry, you can't lake that Brontesaurus home for the Easier holidoys).
In order to make fhe book, film, and game reasonably interesting, things have gone horribly wrong.
Jurassic Park's computer programmer Dennis has sabotaged the computer security system (apparently, they took away his company dinosaur) and now the Raptors, Spitters and Tyrannosauruses are roaming the island killing people, which isn't very good for business Douyouthinkesaurus?
If your ambition is to be a world- renowned palaeontologist, then you're in luck. You take the part of Dr Alan and your tosk is to rid the island of the beasts before fleeing.
And as if this wasn’t enough, you've also got to rescue John's two grandchildren olong the way.
Starling in the Tyrannosaurus paddock, you must locate the kids and shoot your way through a variety of other paddocks, each with different dinosaurs in.
The overhead perspective works well and graphically, it’s a rather tasty number although when you're charging around the edge of the screen the view can be quite limited.
The paddocks are real mazes so much of the early part of the game is spent wandering around looking for
o you really believe that dinosaurs ever existed?
Huge lumbering creatures, some meat-eaters, others veggie, wandering about the earth, spending the odd weekend in Filey. Clever people have stuck bones together and dropped them off at some museum or other in London, but how do they know what prise that the game of the movie should appear on the back of the hype. For the benefit of those (like me) who missed the film, Jurassic Park is about a dinosaur theme park on an island off America.
A bloke called John has brought our large prehistoric pals back to life in order that young children might gain a valuable insight into animals JURJki lC PARK AGA Want to spend a day at a dinosaur theme park killing all creatures great and small? Steve Bradley takes a walk in the Park.
They looked like? It just doesn't wash somehow. Still, where would Marc Bolan be without Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Questions of historical accuracy aside, Jurassic Park made a huge impact on cinema-going folk in the summer (particularly on AF production editor Richard Jones' 'significant other' Maggie, who went into labour shortly after seeing it), so it's no sur- Beware as you traverse the wooded areas. The sneaky prehistoric beasts leap out from behind the bushes.
Those darn kids. When you do eventually pick them up, they follow so closely on your heels that they become something of a hindrance when you're trying to do away with those feisty dinos.
The Dr Alan sprite looks great but it can be difficult to manoeuvre, particularly when a dino is really close up and you've got to shoot it a bit sharpish. In fact, shooting the beasts can be tricky operation because you've got to be directly in line with them.
Weh heh. This is better than the log flume the photos. Don't float too tar down the rl (look out for the red footprints) os well as extra ammunition. Other pick-ups include keycards which enable you to get through locked doors, and “ You spend a let of time fust wanfirst-aid icons that restore your energy. The panel on the screen provides a constant reminder of weapon and energy levels.
The theme park is one heck of size and the gaming area is enormous. There are wooded areas to explore, fast flowing rivers to dinghy- down and when you eventually get to the visitors' centre, the game changes to a 3D point-of-perspective.
This basically consists of wandering through a maze of passages clutch- Stray even slightly and you miss.
You start with an effective laser weapon called a tazer which throws out a bolt of electricity, and then takes a second or so to recharge. There are other weapons lying around to pick up dering about the park clutching your gun. 99 A shoot-em-up adventure game that promises so much early on, but ultimately fails to deliver the goods. A big and attractive, but disappointing game. 99 w. z e * 70% « o A 91 ing a gun and blowing away the dinos as and when they appear This, however, is not quite as exciting as it sounds and you can spend an age just trying to get out of there, even with the aid
of a map.
Inevitably, in such a huge park, there are times when you get completely stuck. The customer care service provides creche facilities and... erm, no that's all wrong. To help you find your way there are computer terminals with map and other options, located throughout the game. To access them, you simply walk up to one, press the Return key and follow the on-screen prompts thus enabling further progress. Yes, it sounds boring and it is.
The park side Unfortunately, Jurassic Park suffers from the great looks, huge game but little playability syndrome. So much of your time is spent wandering around that before long you become interminably bored. The levels offer little variety and despite the two distinct styles within the game (overhead and point-of-view perspectives), the lack of real action leaves you somewhat cold.
Once you've shot the same type of animal a hundred times you really don't want to see them again. But the compies (small dog-like creatures that nip you) just keep on hassling you. They're not difficult to kill, just intensely annoying.
Those of you who loved the film may glean some satisfaction from exploring the park and killing heaps of animals from a bygone age but I’d much prefer a day out at Alton Towers with Beavis and Butthead.
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'Alio 'Alio is a licensed platform- ing version of the popular BBC TV series and features all the characters associated with the programme. You have lo guide the cowardly Rene PROGRAMMERS Steve Metcalfe and Dave Tolley PUBLISHER Alternative Software 0977 797777 PRICE £24.99 RELEASED Out now its lack of sophistication with plenty of knockabout gags, sack loads of innuendo and some surprisingly slick joystick controls. Rene zips around the levels like a hyperactive whirling dervish, collecting bottles of wine to boost his flagging courage and coins to bribe petty officials. However, it's
a bit much asking £25 for this and the two-player mode on this game is the biggest joke here.
Rob Mead O around a series of different locations including the cafe and colonel's chateau - collecting bonuses, stunning baddies and trying to swap all the real Fallen Madonna paintings with fake ones concealed in knock- wurst sausages.
Hugely reminiscent of previous Alternative platformers like Sooly and Sweep, 'Alio 'Alio makes up for ulk Hogan swaps Mr Nanny’s slapstick apron for something a bit more macho in this seven-level platformer from Alternative.
You play Shep Ramsey, a moustachioed large-headed superhero who keeps his brains well and truly in his drawers while leaping around the themed worlds encouraging bad guys to show respect and sabotaging the evil General Suitor's mischievous plans.
Oddly, the whole thing kicks off with a lacklustre R-Type style shoot- em-up before launching into the gome proper. There are three difficulty levels, puzzle elements and plenty of bonuses to collect, but the It's big dilemma time. Do you want to carry on for another four levels of platformlng bilge or hop Into the car and clear off home?
SuliUStBJIH COMMJkN&O baddies just keep coming back to sap your strength just when you need it the most.
Suburban Commando offers very little in the way of gameplay, graphics or originality, and proves incredibly frustrating to play even on the early levels thanks to some iffy collision detection and dodgy joystick controls. After a couple of hours play you start deluding yourself that WWF European Rampage was a good game after all and wish you'd spent the extortionate asking price on a pair of Lucky Horseshoe boxing gloves instead.
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THE CD-ROM WAS CREATED FOR ONE REASON Microcosm features the most incredible movie sequences - combining some of the world's most advanced graphics with stunning live action footage.
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Nuclear fire. Three billion lives lost.
A war against the machines. Well, I'll go to the foot of the stairs. Los Angeles in the year 2059 is not the happiest of places (nor is it in 1993, apparently).
CREDITS oo The survivors of the war Judgement Day (the nuclear fire) live only to fight the machines. Nasty machines not disimilar to C3PO from Star Wars. And the folk of Los j Angeles are relying on you and your mouse movements to do the business for them in TERMINATED cuMpawee I ¦ jy V i4 ¦!!- *1 ENERCV The Ground Hunter Killers ere Incredibly tough to finish off end they have an endless supply of missiles. Concentrate on blowing away the side beams and the head.
This fraught and very frantic Cyborgs, acid-chucking labo- required. It's seriously fast shoot-em-up. Rotary technicians and various action. There are seven levels The story (for those who devilsome airborn craft. To tackle including a van haven't seen Arnie in the film) You start with a machine chase where you battle is that a terminator sent from gun and 25 guided missiles, against a T-1000 in a heli- the future to kill leader of the which are best used sparingly, copter. The early levels are resistance, Sarah Connor, Along the way, there are a incredibly tough, particularly Ported from the
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SOUND Plenty of samples and some lovely bangs and pops and blasting effects.
ADDICTION The thrill of blowing the heads off robots keeps you coming back for more.
PLAYABILITY When at one with your mouse, a wholly satisfying shoot-em-up.
Failed miserably and now the whole host of pick-ups to when you combat the Ground enemy is targeting the future gather including extra credits, Hunter Killer with its endless leader, Sarah's son John. But protective shields, and a supply of missiles. This is a young John has a guardian plethora of destructive fire- faithful conversion of the angel (you) and your job is to power. They appear in kit arcade game and the graphics protect him from the said evil. Cases and you must dick to and sound effects remain true open them and click again to to the original with sampled Blow away the baddies
obtain them. Sounds easy, but speech and crisp explosions Using a point-of-view perspec- when you're surrounded by and gunfire, five, you target a gunsight at metallic madmen hellbent on a host of baddies and blow your destruction and inflicting I’ll be back... them to smithereens. These severe damage upon you, it Although Terminator 2 doesn't include Endoskeletons with can get very tricky as you try break new ground or offer a rifles, machine gun-toting and counterbalance picking great deal of variety, it's per- stuff up and fectly adequate in the ¦iffifi&SSiAiili'"s" ToSwNC oro6oMo killing
the playability stakes. In two- _ t t *¦ swine. Player mode, it's fast, furious
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played plentiful pick-ups. As the man ' with a good himself
once said, "I'll be bnESv” SS’"""" “mSES mouse, simply Back".
But not until next Like an army of R2D2s gone bonkers, the
Endoskeletons because of the Tuesday.
Appear everywhere brandishing rifles. Shoot them In the head. Speed Steve Bradley ® cmirt 03 And when they're not shooting at you, the metallic scamps form a bizarre sort of funky dance just to put you off.
Shoot the kit cases to obtain the pick-ups, but remember to keep one eye on the baddies. And don't shoot your mates.
Genesia - a game of creation and power for 1 to 3 players.
The owner of a smalt land, you must expand and develop your population to become the most significant in the world of Genesia. In 5 worlds, each requiring unique strategies, you must manage everything, from food and water to employment and taxes.
Will you conquer the lands of your 2 opponents, or form an alliance with them in an attempt to recover the seven missing jewels?
Only with a strong economy, powerful army and new technology will you fulfil your ambitions.
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Whatever happened to the boy who cried wolf? He's living in Linoleum, that's what - under the pseudonym of Cosmic Spacehead. This young lad's told so many lies that none of his mates believe him when he boasts about finding the legendary planet Earth on one of his travels. So he sets out on yet another epic journey to go back and take some photos as proof of the infamous planet. After all the camera never lies, as dodgy tabloid press photographers say.
The only problem is that Cosmic's not the brightest of linoleum's inhabitants, so he needs COSMIC your help to find his way back to that weird planet. There’s two styles of gameplay to deal with here. You start off in a Monkey Island-style scene, telling Cosmic where to go, who to talk to, what to pick up and give to people by means of a joystick-controlled cursor point-and-click system.
However, as soon as you want to travel to another part of the planet, you have to bring your platforming skills to the fore. That's why you haven't got the option of mouse control on the adventure sections - you'd be forever swapping ond changing between control methods, and as we all know too much wear and tear on a joystick port can mean a visit from Wang.
Pity about the platform The adventure-style sections of Cosmic are well executed, with lovely cartoony graphics and a built- in sense of humour. In fact with a little higher difficulty level set into the puzzles they could make a fair stand alone game. But there's no way on this Earth, or any other, that the platform bits could stand on their own.
This is the sort of stuff we got fed up with a few years ago - just jumping around the platforms, over baddies and collecting oil the bonuses.
There are other little inbe- tweeny games like asteroids, robot attacks and a diddy overhead racer which you must win to get off the first level, but none of them are stunning.
R Every section of the game is set at far too low a difficulty level, it's as if the programmers set out to make a little kid's game, which is o mistake in my book. Even five-year-olds like to think they've got a challenge ahead of them. It must have seemed like a great idea at first, a to combine all these different forms of gameplay. But that isn't a good enough excuse to skim on the playability of any of the sections. It's a pity to have some smart looking and humorous (if a bit easy) gameplay overshadowed by a poor- quality platformer, because there really are some nice touches here.
Hopefully this is the starting point for a host of better things lo come.
Clur Hodgson & “ It's a pity the Codies seem to have aimed Cosmic at the 'kid' market because it leaves the rest of us with a game without much of a challenge. ** They're small, they're cute and this time they're dressed up as miniature Father Christmases, complete with red capes and fur-trimmed hats. Brilliant, eh?
You have to guide up to 99 of the little fellas over 32 snow-covered levels - complete with fairy lights, psychotic snowmen and icy precipices - until they reach their Christmas pudding-shaped home. It's all exceedingly jolly and seasonal with a suitably manic Roobarb and Custard parpy synthesiser version of Jingle Bells to get you in the Yuletide spirit, and there are two difficulty levels to make the gameplay that bit more taxing.
Unfortunately, DMA have reverted to the seven different skills used by the original Lemmings, so HOLIDAY LEMMINGS The other major downer is the number of levels. You only get 32 to play with and even then the early ones are ridiculously easy.
But, let's not be too Scroogy about this. Even though Holiday Lemmings is obviously designed to make as much money for as little effort as possible, it still manages to be funny, frustrating and incredibly addictive. And anything which takes your mind off that awfully big pile of Boxing Day washing-up has to be a good thing.
Rob Mead O you don't gel any of the ice-skaters, skiers or snowballers featured in Lemmings 2.
Paul McCartney wrote a song about eggs once. It started with the immortal lines: "Scrambled eggs oh my darling, how I love your legs," but then he ruined it by sticking in a string quartet and calling it Yesterday. Oh, and he made an album called Back to the Egg which was complete crap.
But Codemasters' latest eggy adventure is far more inspiring. It combines the best of all Dizzy's previous platform outings and sticks them into one big integrated package complete with sub-games, slinky scrolling and great-looking graphics.
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It’s all tremendous fun, especially the Indiana Jones-style train section, but it can also be frustrating - you've only got three lives and Dizzy's leaping isn't always as agile as you'd like. Despite this, Fantastic Dizzy is by far the most accomplished version of the little egg's adventures and well worth further investigation.
Rob Mead O Things get better second time around," sang ABC's Martin Fry back in the Eighties, although they rarely do. FI (that means Formula 1, as in car racing) is a revamped version of Vroom Multiplay. There are 12 World Championship circuits to race where you pit your wits against the top drivers in the Championship mode. In the Arcade mode, you are set a quota of cars to overtake which increases as you get more successful.
Choose from four levels; Novice, Amateur, Professional and Expert (where the drivers are demons).
The split screen mode enables you to race a friend, and this is the best way to play. Control options include joystick and mouse and although using a mouse is initially difficult, once mastered it's an extremely effective control method.
The graphics are bright and the racing is quick, and although it's not as realistic as FIGP, it's still a very playable game. Enough options to keep Murray Walker happy.
Steve Bradley Cj In house PUBLISHER Domark 081-780 2222 PRICE £25.99 RELEASED Out now 84% L C Hmmm, seen this somewhere before methinks.
Ah yes, Crazy Cars III (AF38 93%), that was it and here it returns for another crack at the charts, only now with an official Lamborghini licence and a new name (but not a new price).
Italian cars (Lamborghini Countach, if my memory of Top Trumps serves me correctly) racing the freeways of America, gambling, and some evil looking characters are the fine ingredients in this er, crazy race game.
There are a whole host of tracks to race, some with the added bonus of patrolling coppers and with variable weather conditions and tough opponents to overcome, it's a real challenge.
Spare parts are available from a handily placed shop (it's on screen) though you need money to buy them which you get from winning races. Or if you prefer, you can bet against your opponents and take the pot if you finish ahead of them.
There is a nice feel to this, particularly using the CD 2 joypad - prod ed Rich was soundly slaughtered.
Oh, I forgot to mention, this version has a two-player option (unlike Crazy Cars lllj using a split screen mode which adds to the fun.
Lamborghini American Challenge is better than its pal, Crazy Cars III but there are many good racing games available at half the price. At £26 this one is for racing game addicts only.
LAMBORGHINI AMERICAN CHALLENGE PROGRAMMERS In house PUBLISHER Titus Software 071-700 2119 PRICE £25.99 RELEASED Early February 102 More guts... More power... More fun.
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The Best Selling Word Processor JANUARY 1 994 RE-RELEASES Phone numbers The Hit Squad 061-832 6633 UBI Soft 0235 851852 21st Century Entertainment 081-343 9055 Corkers 0332 297797 INDIANAPOLIS 500 Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed AF17 92% There is a far greater awareness of Indy 500 now that Nigel Mansell races in it. As boring first sentences go, that's up there with the best of them. Now three years old, Indianapolis 500 is a veteran of the racing genre, yet still one of its best examples. The first thing you notice is the sound - positively rip-roaring. And these machines are tough to
control as you fly around clipping the walls so be prepared to crash a lot at first. All the usual racy options are included but it's sheer playability that makes this stand out from the crowd. Zooming around avoiding crashed cars, Indianapolis 500 is not for the faint-hearted.
9 10 8 10 PINBALL SPECIAL EDITION 21 st Century Entertainment ¦ Pinball Dreams ¦ £34.99 ¦ Reviewed AF33 84% ¦ Pinball Fantasies ¦ Reviewed AF4 90% Now elevated to Olympic status (honest), pinball is a sport that everyone bar-none at Amiga Formal participates in at the local Bath hostelries. At last, the two definitive pinball games are in one package and even at £35, they're a bargain. The eight tables, all with individual quirks and super smooth scrolling will have you addicted before you can say "shooter''.
Pinball Fantasies is the gem. More flippers, more variety, fabulous graphics and soundtracks which you can turn off when they begin to grate. The spot effects are excellent - bells, bangs, pops whistles, and many more.
The themed tables, Partyland, Speed Devils, Billion Dollar Gomeshow and Stones 'n Bones are oil magnificent but everyone has their own particular favourite, and I'm at one with Partyland (I wish).
Multi-ball next time please.
Life was good for Chuck until a bequiffed cove going by the name of Gary Gritter nicked his lass Ophelia. Charles must retrieve his sweetheart before the Leader of the Gang has her for keeps. With a huge beer-belly and the ability to chuck rocks, our hero sets off on five huge levels of perilous, prehistoric, platform pandemonium. Those who witnessed the wrestling bouts between Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy in the '70s will appreciate Chuck's skills to the full. Chuck Rock is slightly dated but still stands up to many of today's full price releases. But as we say in Yorkshire, "If Gary wants
t' Ophelia, run like hell."
9 10 Paralysed by a parasol, battered by a brolly and generally undermined by an umbrella. Brothers in arms (and in dire straits), Bub and Bob are back from the Rainbow Islands on a quest to rid the universe of evil Chaostikham.
Whack the water drops against the baddies or simply spike them with your brolly in this multi-level, Mary Poppins-on-acid platformer extravaganza.
The worlds include Music, Woodland, and Ocean among many others, and the monsters are themed accordingly Colourful graphics, a feast of pick-ups, fantastic gameplay, and under a tenner too (ouch, don't squash me Pavarotti - ha ha).
CHUCK ROCK Corkers ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF22, 80% You know, some people go through a sort of emotional crisis as the old year draws to a close and the new one begins. Stephen Bradley has started listening to Gilbert O'Sullivan. Luckily, he finished checking out all the latest re-releases before this sad event... PARASOL STARS The Hit Squad ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AF36, 87% F-29 RETALIATOR Hit Squad ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed AF1 1 92% * in THE LORDS OF POWER UBI Soft ¦ £34.99 ¦ Compilation Destruction, not surprisingly, is the name of the game as you take control of a fighter aircraft and blast across one
of four areas of the world: Europe, America, Pacific and the Middle East.
The two planes on offer are the Gruman F-29 and the Lockheed F 22. Unlike some flight sims, the emphasis is very much on action here rather than on the technical side of flying, so you get more chance to 'do the business'.
Now, some three and a half years old, F-29 Relalialor is just one of a plethora of similar flight sims. But it flies well, the 3D action is fast and the spot effects are good. Also, the missions are varied and with several difficulty levels to chose from you can make the game more challenging as you improve. Of course, the same can be said for many of the other flight sims, but F-29 Relalialor is a particularly good buy at only 13 quid.
8 10 TORVAK THE WARRIOR Corkers ¦ £9.99 ¦ Reviewed AH 7 69% SILENT SERVICE 2 3_ Morane Bullet g Reviewed AF28 82% This may well be familiar territory for some our male American readers between the ages of 70 and 100 who happened to be on the submarines during the Second World War.
Take command of a US submarine in the Pacific in this strategy-on-the-high-seas affair. The enemy are the Japanese and you're out to hunt down their 45,000 tonners (thems are ships for all you landlubbers out there). The crew members kindly compile charts for you which tell you the bearings of enemy ships but as they say on Blind Dale, the decisions are yours. Plenty of missions and easily identifiable icons make this enjoyable, if rather specialised fare, so don't expect lo boot it up and blow everything out of the water before lunch.
RAILROAD TYCOON Reviewed AF22 92% RED BARON m tfi HI VI Reviewed AF32 39% The flight simulator of the pack, Red Baron flies in on the crest of a wove, albeit very slowly.
Included in the package is a Realism Panel which enables you to make it more er, realistic.
The options include pilot blackouts, carburettor freezes, gun jams and sun-blind spots.
Inevitably, these occasional mishaps keep you on your toes. Mind, if they all happen at once you're in serious bother (not that they do).
Graphically attractive, and with all the usual flighty options, you battle the skies in World War One dogfights but the whole thing is just too slow. There is a local byelow which soys that there must be a dog in every compilation (rarely broken) and in the case of this one Red Baron is most definitely it.
THE PERFECT GENERAL Reviewed AF37 82% hi 2 C * 8 10 0 o ft 5 10 Imagine, if you will, a place where the folk from Gladiators are banished to, after the Second Coming of Lord Reith. Poor old Wolf (big chap, wild hair) finds himself stuck in a dodgy platform adventure game with slower reflexes than the Queen Mother (and his name has been changed to Torvak).
In this ravaged homeland, you must battle monsters, and collect pick-ups before facing the evil Necromancer - a general all-round loony.
There are 15 levels to tackle and five guardians to overcome, but once you get the hang of the fighting moves it's just a case of plodding through them. Torvak is slow ponderous, and rather dull.
Steaming in, but bearing scant resemblance to Thomas the Tank Engine II is Railroad Tycoon, an everyday tale of ambition and greed, where even those from the wrong side of the tracks can find their station in life. Actually, this mouse- clicking strategy game is an economic minefield with cut-throat competition to contend with. The aim is simple; make money, build railways (repeat to fade).
There are four different maps on which you can play: England, Europe and both Eastern and Western USA. Success depends on your ability to balance your investments, make a profit and expand and improve your railroad services. For those with time on their hands, it's addictive stuff. Recommended.
Fourteen different scenarios here in this strategic war game ranging from minor skirmishes to huge sieges. The Perfect General is not the prettiest of games, nor are the samples impressive, but once you get down to the action there is quite a hook. Your task is to take control of towns while fighting the opposition, and its all works best in two-player mode.
Altogether this is an impressive compilation despite Red Baron. You will need to format a couple of disks for each game and they all take a while to load, but The Lords of Power is worth checking out if you've got time on your hands.
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THEATRE OF DEATH Reviewed Af54 49% Psygnosis 051-709 5755 Follow our cheat to get powered up In David Braten'e superb Frontier Elite 2.
If you were foolish enough to buy this game in the first place, you need all the help you can get.
Just enter the following password to get straight to the Theatre ol Death Lunar missions.564053 1D482C3.
P Mountain, Doncaster Wlnnlng £1 million or getting your stadium demolished are among the Bandit options.
J Harewen, Tonbridge, Kent FRONTIER: ELITE 2 Reviewed AF5 4 FG90% Gametek • 0753 553445 Here's a handy cheat to help you get hold of the biggest and most powerful ship:
1. Start on Mars and sell your I MW Beam Laser.
2. Buy an Extra Passenger Cabin.
3. Go to the Bulletin Board.
4. Take on a Passenger.
5. Return to the Shipyard and go to New and Reconditioned Ships.
6. Buy the Interplanetary Shuttle (press 1 Instead of
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7. Repeat Steps 1-6 as many times as you like.
8. Taxi your passenger to wherever they want to go.
9. Buy the biggest ship and all your upgrades.
10. Now create havoc and have lots of money for It.
Chris Cross, Rhyl PREMIER MANAGER 2 Reviewed Af53 89% Gremlin *0742 753423 Go to the telephone and dial 000123 to get Bandit Cheat 1 which Is like a fruit machine.
Press the Space bar to start and FI, F2, F3 to hold.
You can win a team of superduds (three skulls), or you can lose £1 million (three red money signs), or you can win £1 million (three green money signs). You might get your sta- dhim demolished (three stadium signs with bulktoiers) or you can win a super stadium (throe stadiums). There are also a lot of other things you can win and lose. It costs £1,000 for one shot of the Bandit Cheat.
Roddy Morrison, Glasgow SYNDICATE Reviewed AF49 FG91% Electronic Arts • 0753 549442 Type these codes Into the Company Name bit on the Configuration screen.
NUK THEM-Enables you to start In any country you like.
OWN THEM - All countries are yours.
MARKS TEAM - Gives you a crack team with all the best guys, lots of Cyborgs and everything researched.
MIKES TEAM - Gives you a normal team.
WATCH THE CLOCK - Time goes by quickly. Useful for research.
ROB A BANK - You now have $ 10 million.
Jasper Druif, Holland Don’t spend weeks crying in your cereal. Take a butcher’s at this month’s brilliant selection of top gaming tips and cheats.
Wt 0UJ02JU0 5- * 1 I The halibut hero jets off Into the ether in search of the lost penguins and the mysterious Dr Maybe.
Reviewed AF41 FG90% 21 st Century Entertainment
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million when they hit a million, player three gets three
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Ben Coad, Rochdale First type in O.S. FRIENDLY on the title screen and then press M to activate the cheat menu.
Alex Baillie, Saltburn. Cleveland ROBOcSd AOA= Reviewed AF49 FG9I% Millennium • 0223 844894 In the penultimate episode of his daring adventure, Conrad has reached the alien world.
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(1). Open door using switch (2), recharge
(3) , go back left and take the lift down. Go down avoiding the
gun. Kill slime creature (4), pick up rock and go left. Throw
rock at sensor to open door (5). Go left. Activate switch to
open floor.
On bottom platform shoot the door (6), operate switch and dispose of slime creature. Collect atom charge and proceed left. Check out the journal (7). Go down, open floor (8) and proceed down. Recharge and kill slime creature (9).
Throw teleport receiver into the pit and teleport down. Kill slime creature and go down. Save game (10).
Kill mutant dog and proceed left. Open door and kill slime creature.
Go right and pick up key (11). Step right into teleporter. Go right and up. Take the lift up, go right and place the key (12).
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useful tips for that crazy platform caper, Owak BASICS There
are eight worlds, and 10 scenes per world. To complete each
scene you must collect all the gold keys and make your way
through the open door.
Touching a baddie causes the loss of one armour or death. Eggs can be thrown at baddies and it takes one hit to destroy them in World One, two hits in World Two, three hits in World Three, and four hits in World Four upwards.
Big baddies take six hits in World One, eight in World Two, 10 in World Three and 12 hits in World Four and above.
PEACE BONUS Completing a scene without throwing any eggs gives a bonus of 10,000 points x double world points, and doubles the egg bonus.
EGG BONUS Collecting the fruits and completing a scene gives an egg bonus. Each fruit is worth one to six fruit points (red equals one, purple equals six).
In World One you need four fruit points for an egg bonus, in World Two, you need six fruit points, in World Three, eight fruit points and in World Four and above you need 10 fruit points for an egg bonus.
GEM BONUS Collecting all six gems gives a gem bonus which starts al 10,000 points and doubles each time you get it.
The gem bonus resets lo 10,000 points when you die.
ISHAR 2: MESSENGERS OF DOOM STAGE EIGHT* ZACH'S ISLAND Go to the town hall ot the extreme north-west of the town and use the key to get in. Pick up the idol and go to the temple, west of the bonk. Give the idol to the monk who rewards you with the Air Elemental pendant. Go to the bank ond take out the rest of the money. Buy arms and food, eat and sleep, but keep 7,100 coins. Return to the harbour and set sail for Akeer's Island.
STAGE NINE* AKEER'S ISLAND Follow the left wall, moving north oround the fortress.
In the circular corridor, take the invisible wall to the north. Follow the corridors and enter the flooded area. In the maze, keep taking the corridors to the north until you leave the catacombs. Find three weighing scales. Put exactly 3,550 coins on the first two scales. Return to catacombs. The water should have disappeared. Take the second exit to the south-east.
At the end, follow the small underground passage.
In the large room, activate the handle at the south-east end. Take the treasure at the north-west end. Put on the Air Elemental pendant. Continue to the north-east end. Take the first turning to the right.
Fight the mummies who attack you using fire-cloud and lightning spells. At the very end, to the south, pick up a skull. Return to the north. Take the access to the east. Stop in front of the wall, take the invisible wall to the south. Pick up the treasure and skull. Return to your initial position in front of the wall. Cross the invisible walls, still moving east. If blocked, take a side-step to the south then continue east. Enter the prisons.
You con find more treasures if you poss invisible walls at the end of the maze.
Follow the corridor to the east, kill the lion guard. At the eastern end, use the prison key - the one you took from the monk in the sacrifice chamber - in the lock. All the cells doors now open. Turn around. In the first cell to the right you can find treasures behind an invisible wall. In one of the cells is a blind girl. You must recruit her, so dismiss either the archer or warrior from your team. In the second cell to the south, starting from the west, is a secret passage through an invisible wall.
Follow the corridor and enter a vast room. Beware, this orea is cursed: some characters will be inverted. To change them back, you have to cast the curse-lifting spell.
Go to the middle of the columns ond pick up the living sword. From the centre moke return trips to the north, then south, then west. At the end you find either invisible walls with treasures or a secret passage. If it seems like a door isn't there, click on the plate in front of the wall to open the passage. Finally, take the passage to the south-east (beware of the hooks in the ceiling), pass the door, follow the corridor to the south. In front of the grille, release the monkey, then open the passageway. Go to the landing-stage and board the boat. Now sail round the island and land at the
fortress entrance again.
STAGE TEN* AKEER'S ISLAND Return to the corridor with handles by walking right, then moving east oil the way. Bottle the skeletons and walk past the passageway to the south. Keep going east and toke the next bend south. Follow this until you reach a large room. Leave the room by the extreme south-east exit, go south, east and finally turn into a corridor with handles to the north. Head north into the passage and follow the corridors to the west.
Beware of the Wizard of Chaos (prepare psychic protection). Kill the wizard. Pick up treasures and skull.
Return to the passage entrance. Toke the corridor to the south-east. Beware of the Dangerous Magician. Kill him and check the walls for o secret passage. When you find it click on the button under the eagle heads to open it. Follow the corridor to the north. Place the six skulls on the six scales. Continue along the corridor. Kill guard. Pick up relic. Return to the landing stage. Head back to Zach's Island.
STAGE 1 1 * ZACH'S ISLAND Buy five evening tunics from the clothes shop in o small road leading to the north of the harbour. Put on the tunics and the pendant given to you by the Ent. Go into the Blue Velvet nightclub. Pick up one end of the fortress parchment. For this next part of your quest you need ot least 20,000 coins, so embark on a killing spree if you don’t have enough. Go north-east of the harbour until you find the cul-de-sac of the four towers. Wait here between midnight and 2am until a dodgy-looking character appears. Give him 20,000 coins and pick up the relic he leaves
behind. Buy the ingredients for five anti-vertigo potions (Mildong). Eat ond sleep. Now head bock to the north-east landing stage of the mountainous Jon's Island.
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YDPCDWNE XBFCDYQE XCKCDXPE XCKDDXOE XDPDDWNE WCXKEDXQF WDPDEWPF WDPDEWOF WEAEEVNF VBFEEYQF VCXEEXPF VCKEFXOG VDPEFWNG UCKFFXOG UDPFFWPG UDPFFWOG UEAFFVNG TCKFGXOH TDPGGWPH TDPGGWOH TEAGGVNH SDPGGWQH SEAGGVPH SEAHHVOI SFFHHUNI BOB'S BAD DAY Reviewed AF53 79% Psygnosis • 051 -709 5755 Here are the codes for the first 50 levels to Psygnosis's curious, fiendishly addictive and even gravity-defying arcade puzzler, Bob's Bad Day. The rest of the level codes will be printed in next month's Amiga Formal.
LEVEL CODE
1. ZAABCZOD
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7. YCKCDXOE & JANUARY 1 994 GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP HELING
Games, eh? You spend all that dosh on them and then you spend
ages getting stuck in the same place. It’s a good job Rob Mead
is here to sort you out.
GENERAL BLOGGS STRIKES AGAIN MAYONNAISE MALAISE I recently bought Desert Strike and have got to the stage on the first mission where you have to pick up General Bloggs. I've destroyed the control centre and a little man runs out, but as soon as I pick him up the disk loads and says "Disk error.
Please reboot." What's wrong?
Graham Hedley, Wingham, Kent Sounds like your disk is corrupted.
Take it back to the shop you bought it from, or send it to Electronic Arts, Customer Services Department, 90 Heron Drive, Langley, Berks SL3 8XP with a brief note explaining the problem. You should get a replacement.
WE'RE NO MUGS We've followed the tips In AMO for Hook, but we are still stuck. After collecting the anchor, the pole and the rope, we went to the Crossed Swords pub where there should be two mugs on the tables, with a third In the Balt and Tackle. However, there's only one mug In each pub. So we can't steal the sleeping man s trousers.
Yvonne Bryant, Aberdare, Mid-Glamorgan I’m not sure what’s gone wrong here, but the tips we printed In AF40 were correct.
The two mugs In the Crossed Swords are on the extreme tett by the pirate and on the right by the entrance. The third mug Is easily spotted In the Balt and Tackle.
Try collecting the Crossed Swords mugs after you’ve been to Mr Chops. It might make a difference.
PLUG ALL EXITS How do you progress from the Dream Mile in Harlequin. I've found the switch by the plugs in the Temple of Hur-Ho-Hi, but I can't find any more switches to open the exits. I've looked everywhere, so please can you help?
Mr J Willis, Bedford Fortunately, the solution to your problem is an easy one. Now that you've activated the switch, all that you have to do is to go back the same way that you came in.
SHRINKING SPELL Please help me get off the second level of Heimdall. I've blown the horn and flown to the last island, but what do I do now?
Ian Postlethwaite, Dalton-in-Furness Walk across the bridge and along the wooden walkway until you're standing between two upright stones.
Now cast the Shrinking Spell and you get Freyr’s spear. You can now move on to the next level.
HOOK LINE STINKER I can't get the pirate's uniform In Hook. I can collect an anchor, a rope, a roller blind and the washing line hook. I've tried to hook the pirate’s Jacket off the line, but Mrs Smeedle keeps noticing me.
Ross Hawkes, Dundee Combine the anchor and the rope to make a grappling hook. Then go to the Balt and Tackle and use the grappling hook on the clock tower. Do this three times and swing across to the other side of Pirate Square. Try the door handle, Mrs Smeedle will shout out. Then swing back before she opens the door. Quickly go back to behind Pirate Square and you should be able to get the pirate s Jacket.
The timing Is tricky but you should be able to get It after a couple of attempts.
I can't find the number for the pass to get into the casino showroom in Leisure Suit Larry 3. I gave the man outside the casino some money and he asked for a number. What is it?
Jason Swales, London The number is included as part of the copy protection in the None Tonight Guide section of the manual.
MAGIC POCKETS Could you give me the warp cheat for the Cave stage in Magic Pockets?
Callie Groom, Somewhere I’ve reached World Three of Gobliins 2, but I'm stuck on the Forge. I've squirted mayonnoise at Focus using Winkle, but Fingus won't jump high enough to take the piece of meat when it's lowered. Why?
Barry Matthias, Milford Haven, Dyfed Because you have to get Fingus to stand on the stool to take the meal.
You should also lake the anvil before moving on to the next screen.
LEISURE SUIT LARRY In the first section of the caves, make a Transporter Helmet and enter the Secret Room. Then make another Transporter Helmet, but before you enter the second Secret Room, collect one silver star - there's a gold star inside the second Secret Room and if you have a silver star in your possession you can make a Transporter Helmet. Put this Helmet on inside this second Secret Room, you're warped to the first section of the Jungle.
BEAMING WILLY Please could you help me with a problem I've got with Willy Beamish?
I am stuck in Toothsweet. The guard has captured and imprisoned me and I can't get out. Can you help?
Darren Guy, Sheffield To get post the guard, you must put the Gl Jim dogtags and the Nintari necklace together. Use them to hypnotise the guard. The correct hypnotic phrase can be found in Willy's Meed notebooklet. 3 READERS' WRITES YOLK'S ON US Apparently we gave the wrong answer to the question about Dizzy, Prince of the Yolkfolk In AF52. Rob of Newport. Isle of Wight sent In this alternative solution If you have the sheet, needle and thread, you must have the scissors as well. Take all three up the middle mast.
Use the scissors to cut the ties and drop the mainsail. Climb down one level, find the hole In the sail and repair It with the sheet, needle and thread. Keep the scissors because you will need them again.
WIZKID TIPS In AF52 Gary Armstrong was having a little trouble getting to grips wtth Wlzkld.
Here's a tip for him: Go to the shop wtth at least £100 and all five of the stars.
This will give you another £100.
Michael Carter, Georgham, North Devon SEND US YOUR STUFF If you're having trouble with a particular game or have a solution to a letter printed In the magazine, don't keep It to yourself - write it down and send It to us. And we'll do our best to print It. Send It to: HELPING HAND Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
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TFI • 0*47 419 999 FAX- 0C41 41ft 079 Armed with his trusty screwdriver and a keen sense of adventure, Richard Baguley, shows you how to power up your A4000 030 by adding an extra hard disk and a Floating Point unit.
JANUARY 1994 A4000 030 UPGRADE Graphics are exceedingly greedy for disk space, especially if you're working with 24-bit images, which can quite often take up more than a megabyte. Once you start getting into high resolution 24-bit animations. You'll soon understand why people like Foundation Imaging need several gigabytes of space.
The hard disk interface built into the A4000 030 is an IDE (Intelligent Drive Electronics) standard, which can cope with up to two hard disks. One disk is designated as a master drive, and the other is a slave to this. Both drives have their own controllers, and all of the cabling is already included in your A4000 030.
You can easily lit two 3.5-inch drives inside the case, but you will need an extra cable if you are planning to connect a device such as Power's IDF SyQuest drive or a tape streamer, which has to be mounted against the front panel.
1 Release the CPU daughterboard by grasping it at both ends and pulling. The two clips holding it should release, and you should be able to pull it out. Be careful to only pull up, as any movement from side to side may damage the connector.
3 If you are adding an FPU with a clock speed different to that of your CPU, you'll also need to add a crystal of the appropriate speed. Solder a socket on to the space on the daughterboard and insert the crystal into this socket. You will also need to move the jumper near the FPU from the SYS setting to the ALT one.
Now, replace the daughterboard in your Amiga, and put back the drive bay and the hard disks. Put the Amiga's cover back on.
And power up your machine. Run a test program such as AIBB or Sysinfo, and make sure that the FPU is detected.
2 Insert the chip, making sure to align the spot on the chip with the mark on the daughterboard. Inserting the chip may take a fair amount of force, but be careful not to damage the daughterboard. If you are using a chip other than the PLCC type, you will need to move the jumper to the right of the chip.
ADDING AN FPU TO YOUR A4000 030 If you are adding an FPU running at 25Mhz, all you will need is a chip, preferably the PLCC (Plastic Leadless Chip carrier) type, although others can be fitted.
Open the case and remove the hard disk(s).
Remove the front panel by squeezing the two clips in the corners. Unscrew the drive bay and pull it out.
IN THIS MONTH'S thrilling installment, we will be showing you how to add an extra hard disk and a Floating Point Unit (FPU) to your A4000 30. These two devices are the most popular add-ons for Commodore's big box Amigas , except for extra memory.
"Aha!". I hear you cry, "I've already got 120 or 80Mb of disk spacel Why would I want any more?"
The truth of the matter is that you can never have too much disk space. What you have may seem like a lot. But once you start loading up programs such as Imagine.
And Art Department Professional, space will soon begin to get short.
1 Remove the two screws on the back and lift off the Amiga's cover. Remove the four screws which hold the drive in place and lift it out. Remove both cables from the drive.
3 Replace both drives in the cradle, and replace this in the machine. Connect the IDE cable and power cables to the drive. Reboot your Amiga.
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jumpers on both drives. You will need to refer to the manual
for the new disk to configure it as a slave drive. The Seagate
drive included with the A4000 030 is set to expect a slave
drive by putting a jumper on the third set of pins (counting
outwards from the 50 way connector) as shown in the picture.
SCSI YOUR IDE Many people may prefer to use a SCSI hard disk instead of a IDE one, because the SCSI disk interface is faster and enables you to connect more drives to one Amiga. If you want to do this, you will need an extra interface card, such as the Oktagon 2008 reviewed in this issue, although Commodore are rumoured to be bringing out a version of the A4000 with SCSI built in to the motherboard. SCSI drives work in a different fashion to IDE ones, in that each drive has an individual number which identifies it. This enables you to put up to six drives in any one machine.
DO THE RIGHT THING Please note that although we have tested the procedures detailed on these pages, you could quite easily damage your machine by not following certain precautions. Always use an anti-static strip, and treat all components with extreme care.
1 - This figure shows how many times faster floating point maths operations are than on an A500.
2 - This figure is the time taken to render an Imagine scene in Scanline mode.
3 - The time taken to render an Imagine scene in Trace mode, which involves many more calculations than Scanline mode.
4 - Prices quoted are from Power Computing (0234 843388) 4 When you reboot, don't be surprised if no icons appear for the second drive. Run Hdtoolbox, which should pick up the second drive as Address 1. Click on the drive, and select Change Drive Type. Click on Define New, and Read Configuration. This should read the drive attributes. Click on OK, and you should see the drive in the list of types. On the main screen, click on Save Changes To Drive, and Exit.
Reboot, and you should see an Icon for the drive. You can now format it AIBB1 Floating Point Imagine2 Scan Imagine3 Trace Price4 A4000 030
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10. 19 £114 SPEED MACHINES In order to show you the sort of speed
increase you can expect from adding a Floating Point Unit to
your system, we've run a series of tests to work out the
speed of your machine. We carried out the tests using the
programs AIBB and Imagine, from the Coverdisk of issue S3.
Where relevant the Floating Point version of the program was
used.
ADDING A HARD DRIVE Once you've bought your IDE drive, you have to fit it. Here, we show you how... Bootable j | Boot Priority: |l | ..."¦¦I All the cabling you need to install an extra hard disk is already in place, so all you need to do is to get hold of the hard disk mechanism, but check the hard disk is compatible before you buy it.
Certain types if IDE drive refuse to work with other manufacturer's hard drives, or in some cases other models of drive from the same manufacturer.
Regrettably, there are no hard and fast guidelines to check compatibility, although we have tested a variety of mechanisms with no problem. The only hard and fast rule is to ensure that the drive you are buying has been tested on an Amiga.
Once you've got hold of a drive, check the box headed Fitting a Hard Drive for details on how to lit it to your machine.
Getting a Floating Point Unit (FPU) for your machine is a slightly more complex matter. The first decision to make is what speed you require. The faster the chip, the faster your machine will run (with applications that see it), but faster chips are more expensive.
We've run a series of tests to show you what sort of speed increase you can expect from the chip (see the box headed Speed Machines). As you can see from these figures. Adding an FPU will greatly increase the speed of your ray-traces, but using an FPU that runs at a clock speed faster than that of your CPU gives only a slight increase in speed.
If you want to run the FPU at a different speed to that of the 68030 CPU (25Mhz). You will also need to add a crystal for the FPU. This will involve soldering on to your CPU daughterboard, so it should only be attempted if you are confident about your soldering ability.
There are three types of FPU chip: PGA (Pin Gate Array), PI.CC (Plastic headless Chip Carrier) and SMT (Surface Mount Technology). The most common is the PI.CC. which looks like the Fat Agnus on the A500. You can use a PGA type, but you will need to add a socket to the CPU motherboard, unless you fancy soldering the chip directly on to board.
There's also space for an SMT chip, but fitting this is definitely an operation for the professional only, because it involves soldering directly on to both the chip and the motherboard.
As you can see from the table, adding an FPU can radically increase the speed of you ray-tracing. However, it's interesting to note that adding an even faster FPU doesn't give the sort of improved performance you would expect from nearly doubling the FPU clock speed. This is because the FPU is designed to work best with a CPU of the same speed, so adding a faster one only gives a relatively small speed increase.
Amiga Format and Future Publishing cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to you or your Amiga by the procedures on this page. If you are unsure, get a qualified computer engineer to fit the new components.
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sometimes isn't enough. What about nice Super High resolution 24-bit photorealistic displays' Except in rare circumstances, you don’t really need them. Few people can tell the difference between a 11 AM 8 image and a 24-bit one - at least not at a distance.
Perhaps the pixel resolution of the screen is more important. A 1200 by 800 HEY! GOOD LOOKING If you want even more than your AGA display modes can offer, or even if you don't have an AGA machine, then it may be worth finding out more about the alternatives. Nick veitch and Richard Baguley investigate what options you have.
Screen makes it a lot easier to run certain applications such as image processing software, DTP programs, spreadsheets and the like. This means that those programs must support the new display modes. In efTcct, the programs have to ask what resolution they are allowed to use and tell the operating system where lo draw things. The operating system then has to communicate this information to the display driver. This process is known as "retargetable graphics”.
Phis is a feature which is not vet fully supported by the Amiga Workbench, so display enhancer cards actually have to intercept and replace most of the operating system tails. Thankfully, due to the huge number ol display modes available under Workbench 2. Most applications software is capable of dealing with custom display sizes.
So if all these cards work in the same wav. What's the difference? Read on... Jl.W.f m ms. ,.,JJ I .SBBbZ„ J I WHEN JOERG SPRAVE of the German company MacroSystem first said he was working on a 24-bit graphic card which would retail at less than £400, nobody believed him. His further claims that it would enable Workbench to operate in display sizes of up to 1200 by 800 pixels, reduced grown journalists to hysterical laughter. He did it.
The Retina is a deceptively simple card. It appears to be just a display driver chip and a bit of RAM. And that's what it is. Most of the work is done by the software.
A program called RetinaEmu intercepts all programs as they start up and when a new screen is requested, RetinaEmu analyses the request for size and colour depth and translates it to the nearest available Retina display. If the application being run takes its display parameters from Workbench, the Retina software can force it to open up in any of the Retina screen modes.
RetinaEmu keeps track of ail the applications for which it has opened screens. The modes can then be altered manually if you wish, which is useful if your software defaults to an interlaced display when it could run in a non-interlace mode.
The current version of the Retina software also supports the monitor type preferences from WB 2 and 3. This is useful, particularly if you are running some strange multiscan effort. There is a test sequence so you can easily check if your particular monitor is compatible with any given display mode.
Obviously there is little point in opening a 24- bit display if the program doesn't use more than four colours. Virtually all the screen sizes can also be opened in 16-bit or 12-bit colour.
The Retina board comes with a picture display program, which can show animations as well as still frames, but you need more than the standard 1Mb of video RAM on the card to animate full screen 24- bit displays. The board takes up to 4Mb, which is enough to double-buffer screens for smooth animation. The Retina is also supported by the Magic Lantern animation software, which can play animations at around 15 fps without double buffering.
The annoying things about Retina are the lack of a pass-through cable and its inability to display split screens. It is impossible to drag a Retina screen because the software only holds one image in memory at a time. This isn't too restrictive, just a bit irritating. The lack of a pass through cable means you need two monitors or have to constantly swap the cable between two sockets.
Another problem is that there are some non-OS legal programs that will not run properly through the Retina. The major culprit is Dpaint. Which uses multiple screen overlays for its requesters and tool boxes, and does nasty things with the copper and blitter to map the colours.
Retina is a nice, fast and cheap card, but it is not as easy to use as it could be. It needs more than a software upgrade to keep it ahead of the rest.
Amiga Centre Scotland 0896 87583 PRICE 1 Mb - £345 RELEASE Out now SPEED ••• Graphics operations are reasonably fast thanks to the exceptionally quick video RAM.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Installing is simple, in use it is even simpler.
Programmer resources are also included.
No pass-through and no screen drag, but it does support the widest range of resolutions and comes with ADPro support.
VALUE • • • Not a bad price, considering the bundled paint package and all the support files.
VERDICT_
* * A workable solution and one which has advantages over the
other cards reviewed in terms of software support. ** Retina
was the first true low cost Workbench graphics extension
system. But that was then and this is now, is it still the
best?
RETINA Macro Systems EGS SPECTRUM The new kid on the block in terms of 24-bit graphics cards is the result of many years of development at Creat valley Products, was the ECS Spectrum worth the wait?
Board to be used easily with just one monitor, although, like the Retina card, it doesn't support screen dragging.
THE ORIGINAL EGS card was designed quite by chance at GVP. The developers worked on it when they had nothing else to do and finally presented a finished product to show their superiors.
The result, as is often the case when techie types go off and do their own thing, was a product that was unmarketable. It only worked in conjunction with another card which made it too expensive. And although it did allow Workbench to be displayed at SuperVGA pixel resolutions, there wasn't really any available software that could use it properly. Effort is rarely wasted at GVP, though. The EGS card developed into the EGS Spectrum.
The Spectrum is very much like the Picasso in many ways. It has a through connector to allow the Although the Spectrum is ostensibly a programmable display card, in effect the choice of screen modes are severely limited by your monitor.
The 1960 can only display Workbench in a total of five different modes - the three VGA and the two SVGA ones.
The software which drives the card is completely OS compliant. The EGS card is set up in the startup-sequence and its display modes are added to those in the display database.
To run Workbench under EGS all you have to do is run the Preferences program. Screen mode, and choose the EGS display mode instead of PAL (or whatever it is you normally use). This works for any application which calls on the display database. Note that Dpaint IV AGA, although it likes to think it uses the Workbench display database, in fact just has a list of the drivers it expects to find there.
It won't run on the Spectrum.
The Spectrum high standards. Comes complete with five disk's worth of software, including a screen saver, a function plotter, a Tetris clone and a paint package. As paint packages go. EGS-Paint is competent. But in no way as good as OpalPaint. Above everything else, it is just too slow. This is a fault common to all areas of the Spectrum's operation.
It is not the number of bitplanes used in the display. In fact there is little difference in speed between two bitplanes and eight.
This makes using Workbench a bit tiresome.
Nobody likes to have to wait two or three seconds for the screen to update just because they moved a window. However, this is partly the price of OS legal coding.
The EGS Spectrum is a very well-made board and will probably remain compatible with every future release of Workbench. However, its slow operation speed may be too frustrating for some users to work with.
PICASSO II Not the son of a famous artist, but a german graphics card. Can the new 24-bit card from Village Technologies run away with the honours in these testing reviews?
THE PICASSO II is the latest ol a slew ol new ‘’4-bit boards recently released, most of which boast some form of retargetable graphics (RIGI.
This means that any program using the Workbench display database to pick its modes will be able to run in the new higher resolution 111'ules offered bv the card. The Picasso achieves this bv copying a library 10 your Workbench disk (Village.library) and adding an cxU'a line which adds the new modes to the display database.
Disk, including a JPEG and GIF viewer for the card. The only technical information the user has 10 provide is the maximum frequency their monitor can cope with, because this determines which of the new modes the monitor can cope with.
One problem that has bedevilled cards of this type is programs which don't go through the operating system, hut open their own screens. The Picasso gels around this bv passing the original videi i signal through the card, except when von are running in a Picasso mode. A lead runs from the video port into the card, and the monitor is The installation software makes all the necessary changes, and it copies rat ions utilities to yotn 8undled with the Picasso is a special version of Personal Paint which supports the display library.
Connected in another port on the card. The card automatically switches from the Amiga's video signal to tile I’icasso one as you Hick between the screens. It sounds weird, but it works. It's even possible to have a program such as Dpaint running on one screen and Workbench running in a Picasso mode on the other, and flick between them easily.
Another aspect is that all Picasso screens are held in Fast memory, meaning that there will be plenty of Chip memory free, which can 't be bad.
T he R I G aspect of the card means that you can run programs such as Directory Of,in. Or Pro essitinnl Page in the higher resolution modes, and every program we tried worked fine with this.
Running D l l* programs in a higher resolution is certainly welcome, and the Picasso's on-board blitter makes screen operations much faster. Also included with the software are drivers for both Art Dr nirlineul Priifmiimril and Inuigel'W. Which allow ECS SPECTRUM Great Valley Products 24-BIT GRAPHICS CARDS Silica Systems 081-309 1111 PRICE £349 1Mb £399 2Mb RELEASE Out Now SPEED • • The slowest of all the cards. And it's a pain.
Installation is easy, getting Workbench to run under EGS is easy, running EGS-Paint is easy. Everything else is up to you.
A useful through port. Software support is good, but limited if it only handles the applications that support the display databases.
VALUE • • • • Expensive, but software support is good.
VERDICT " Mot bad if you want your display card to be OS-legal. The software is smooth and polished, but the display itself is rather slow. “ 85° .
You to view images in their full 2-1-bit glory from both programs.
You don't have to have one of these programs to see 24-bit images, because there is a 24-bit image viewer which works from Workbench. There is even an MPEG player, if anybody out there has got an NIPKG encoder they want to use. Personal Paint I.Hr is bundled with the card, but for an extra £4(1 you can have a copy of TV Paint Jr. The excellent 24-bit paint program.
Unfortunately, there still seem to he a few bugs in the software, which lead to things such as the mouse pointer and screens becoming corrupted. This isn't a real problem, because they all still work, lint it is irritating.
Hopefully these will be dealt with quickly, and once this is done, this card is a very serious contender for those wanting to work in a higher resolution or wanting to use 24-hit graphics.
VillageTronics DISTRIBUTOR Blittersoft 0908 220196 PRICE 1 Mb - £299.95 2 Mb & TVPaint inr - £379.95 RELEASE Out now SPEED •••• Graphics operations are fast thanks to the blitter and displaying 24-bit files is very fast.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Simple to install, and the pass through ensures that even games will run with it fitted.
AND THE WINNER OF THE TOP CARD AWARD IS... Although the Picasso card seems to come out best overall, but what we have here is very much a case of horses for courses. The Retina card is very fast and very flexible. For displaying animations there is nothing in the price range to touch it. It does fall down on general software compatibility and the lack of a through connector for the monitor.
The EGS Spectrum is very clean and interfaces with the operating system perfectly. All the EGS applications run on their own screen, though, and other applications will only support EGS modes if they use the Workbench display database or run on a Workbench screen.
You can create specific screen modes to suit your monitor and the system will support RTG (retar getable graphics), when Commodore finally get around to introducing a standard. The Spectrum is probably the closest thing to an official Amiga 24-bit card you will get. But it is slow.
The Picasso Is a sort of half-way house. Because of its on-board blitter, it is easily as fast as the Retina for normal Workbench-style applications. It also supports the display database and the RTG standard. It may not come supplied with the same wealth of software as the Spectrum, and maybe it doesn't have the GVP badge on it but it is a good solution if you just want a fast big display to run a particular application or to view 24-bit graphics.
It fits in with the operating system well, and displaying 24-bit images is fast.
VALUE • • • • At a price easily comparable with the Retina, it's much faster and more flexible.
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THE USER INTERFACE JANUARY 1 994 24-BIT FRAME GRABBER AMIGA CD The Vidi 24 software is very much the same in appearance as Vidi 12, which was reviewed back in Issue 50. There are five main screens: the Main Menu. Grab Screen, Mix Screen. Edit Screen and The Carousel. From the Main Menu you can alter the var- ious settings associated with the digitiser, such as what resolution screen is used by default, or how big the preview screen is.
The Grab Screen is where you actually grab the video image. A black and white preview of the cur- AMIGA CD 32 , ** J 2TW IP Brnhtn.sj | r hst ~IfhiST Mix | BltllKf Undo | All | 161 l!l-8n jibiSI C*roisel | loidl Sml Briahtnm Contrnt || (at | Putt 1 Fry.. |Pi 16: 1 The edit screen of the Vidi 24RT software allows you to apply various effects designed to enhance your image.
This screen was digitised from the startup screen of the CD32 via the S-Video output.
One is an S-Video port and the other two are composite inputs. This model can digitise from either a S-Video or a composite signal, and there's no need for an external RGB splitter, because that side of things is all sorted out internally.
You can switch between the three signals (one S-Video and two composite ) by using the software rather than having to Hick any switches on the Vidi 24. This also means that you don't have to swap leads around if you're digitising from several different ports.
The Vidi 24 box plugs straight into the parallel port of your Amiga, so you can't use the Vidi 24 and a printer at the same time. I lowever. You can get round this by getting a handy compatible switch box from Rombo for £19.95. If you plug the Vidi 21 straight into the Amiga, the case obscures part of the serial port, which can be something of a pain.
Using either the switch box or an easily made up ribbon cable gets around this minor annoyance.
At the heart of the digitiser are two very fast analogue to digital converters.
These sample the image, and hold it in the megabyte of memory contained in the case. This means that the digitiser can grab an image in one frame, and therefore there is no need to pause the image.
Rent video signal is shown in the background, and this is upgraded every second or so. This gives you an impression of what's going on, but it is no replacement for using a dedicated monitor to see the video source.
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Once this has been clone, ihe digitised image can be transferred to die Amiga via the parallel port, which can transfer data at up lo 200K per second. This means that high resolution images can take several seconds to transfer, so don't expect your digitised image to appear instantaneously.
Grabbing an image is just a question of clicking on the Grab button. This causes the image to be grabbed and transferred over to the Amiga, where it is converted into the screen resolution you specified in the mix screen.
The program holds the file as a 24-bit one internally, so vou can save it out as a 24-bit file at any point. You can switch between the three video inputs (two composite and one S-Video) by clicking on a button in this screen, and the digitiser will automatically detect what type of signal is being supplied to it.
The mix screen is where you determine what screen mode the image will be rendered to and. As you'd expect, all of the graphics modes (including Super-Hi resolution) are supported, with up to 262,000 colours. Grabs done in Super-Hi resolution Ham8 look excellent, but do require a lot in terms of both memory and processing power.
Once you've grabbed your screen and mixed it down to the appropriate resolution. You can edit it in (surprise, surprise) the F.dit Screen. From here you can apply any of 23 effects, including embossing an image, pixelation. Quantisation and sharpening. If your grab looks a bit iffy, you can use any or several of these effects to improve it. But be warned, many of them require a lot of memory, especially with high resolution images. You can also cut and paste areas ol the image, or even from one image to another.
If you want to work with more than one image, or create digitised animations, you’ll need the carousel. This is a screen where each of the images is shown as a screen thumbnail (a scaled down version of the full image), and you can select any or all of the images held in memory. From here, you can create animations, save individual images or animations and play back animated sequences of frames.
One very interesting area of the software is the time lapse facility. This can be set to digitise images at preset intervals, which can be anywhere between half a second and six hours. It could be very good for producing animations of dowers growing, clouds moving or people snoring, but it can only work in 256 shades of grey, which is a pity.
This can also be set to grab whenever the joystick button is pressed, so you could set up a remote switch to trigger it if you like. This could easily form part of some security system, causing a grab to be done every time a door is opened or something inventive like that.
The quality of the grabs is very good, and the fact that you can grab images in real time means that you don't need an expensive video with a digital freeze frame.
The direct support for S-Video signals (such as those produced by S-VHS camcorders and video recorders) also improves the image quality.
Because S-Video signals carry separate (hence the S) chromanence and luminance signals, they don't suffer from the problems of colour saturation and bleeding which so often makes digitising from composite signals a pain. 'Z?
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Volume discounts are available Tel: 081 308 08B8 Wl Digital video effects without a NewTek Toaster? John Allardice slips into the director's chair as the number one effects package puts on another performance... Adorage HI 0 2 u jcripr PICTURE THE SCENE - outside it is a cold wintery night. You're ensconced in your second favourite position, in front of the video (your favourite, of course, is in front of your Amiga), and you've invited some mates around for an evening's entertainment and the consumption of distilled vegetable products. Some of these friends, sadly, are console owners.
0 The final credits for Bal ylon 5 roll off the screen in front of you. The question is asked: “What shall we do now?" You suggest breaking out your particular hunk of silicon for a few games. Groans all round from the Segtendo jockeys present. "Aw.
Not that thing." They say and are about to launch into the familiar old diatribe of knocking anything with a keyboard when you, with perfect timing, drop the fact that “that thing" was responsible for all the amazing effects they’ve just seen. Fun, eh?
With the -Amiga now pretty much the primary FX tool of budding moviemakers all over tire globe, we are now in the enviable position of watching our beloved hunk of hardware being increasingly used by professionals for film and TV on both sides of the pond. And guess what - we knew how good it was before they did.
But. I hear you cry, 1 don't have a couple of giatid or any redundant organs I can sell. So. How can I get all those funky video effects and title sequences you see nowadays without breaking the bank, the bank manager or your internal cohesion?
Fear not my friends, the answer is winging its way to your dealers as we speak.
Adorage 2 is the new AGA-friendly version of ProDAD's video effects software, the first version of which, if you remember, was demoed on .-IMS's Coverdisk. 'Video effects software' is a bit of a grand title. So what exactly do you gel for your money?
What you get is a selection of wipes, rolls, tumbles, blinds, pixelisations and explosions that, if we were working with live video, wouldn't look out of place on a three and a half grand vision mixer.
Basically. Adorage 2 handles transitions from one IFF picture to another in 700 different ways, give or uike... The trick to avoiding palette clash troubles is to either match up the palettes beforehand or choose a background where it doesn't really matter if all the colours are swapped around.
Its relatively foolproof point-and-click interface now gives you a small graphic representation of the transitions on offer.
You start by selecting whether you want a background image or not (if not Adorage slips your new picture over a black background) then select the direction of the 0 m- m mm (’fieri (either revealing or obscuring your original image or background), then click on your chosen transition. A sub-menu then appears enabling you to pick the level ol quality of the transition (from coarse to ultra), and on some, its direction as well (diagonal, vertical, and so on.)
Once these parameters are specified you are then asked to pick the images vou wish to use. There is a haudv Image Repeal option here for both the foreground and background images, in case you weren't happy with the last transition and want to do it all again.
.Af ter selecting die images you can reposition them before the transition takes place. This is just a matter of left-clicking on the chosen image and dragging it around the screen until it looks right. Both images are present during this operation, so you ran get accurate placement if desired.
After completing your setup you reach, alas, the first of only two faults with the system. You are now required to chose which palette to use - foreground or background. Unless your images are similar in colour content you are going to get some strange result with one image locked to the other's palette. However, the resultant AGA VIDEO EFFECTS PACKAGE ADORAGE 2 AGA compatible wipe transition generator MANUFACTURER H S ft Y +49 221 404078 DISTRIBUTOR BVCC 081-567 4623 PRICE £49.95 RELEASE Out now SPEED •••• Not half bad considering some of the very complicated image manipulation which must
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ACCESSIBILITY ••••• The manual remains pretty well untouched, the main screen is fairly obvious and requesters take you through the rest of the operations.
¦ Creating a multimedia style ¦ slideshow is a real doddle in ¦ | Adorage 2. If you combined this soft- | ware with some nice genlocks, or I maybe even a chromakey unit, you I ¦ would be on to a very good thing ¦ indeed. The playback speed of the | SSA format (when played from RAM) | is easily fast enough so that individ- I ual frames are not noticeable. I X X shift in the unlocked picture sometimes gives you a more interesting effect than you had originally planned. The only way around this problem is to load the images into Dpaint (or other suitable software) and use the palette remapping
option.
This can result in the pictures not looking exactly the same as when you started out, but who said it was going to be easy?
Adorage 2 has plenty of tricks up its sleeve, including rolls, tumbles. Dissolves, pixelisations, page peels and a few other things it is difficult to put a name to.
The final stage is to test or record your transition. You have the choice of a test pass on the wipe or recording it either using ProDAD’s own SSA (Super Smooth Animation) format or as an IFF sequence.
SSA only works with interlaced pictures of the same resolution, but since you are probably after the best result, you should be using laced images anyway.
Now just sit back and watch the magic happen, as your new images comes spinning. Tumbling or exploding on to the screen. Ibis process can take anything from a couple of seconds to around 10 minutes, depending on die effect and the quality selection you made earlier.
Once your transistion is recorded you can play it back any number of times through the in-built SSA controller or through the standalone AdoPlay animation viewer. If you have saved your transistion as a series of IFFs you could always load them into Dpaint and create a more conventional Anim file. Although SSA is good, it isn’t high on compatibility.
The sequence option in Adorage enables you to build up a series of transitions. One after the other. This is perfect for slideshows or title sequences for your next home-produced blockbuster, which, judging by the entries to our Videopilot competition, won’t be long in coming. O A rather excellent collection of transitions. It's a shame some sort of palette remapping wasn't included.
Considering its nearest rivals, this is a bit of a bargain.
VERDICT
* * You could spend days tearing your hair out in Deluxe Paint
for a result only half as good as this will give you in
seconds. This is more than just an ACA upgrade. Adorage is now
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eagerly- awaited peripherals for the Amiga is finally here.
Richard Baguley looks at Software Demon's PCMCIA hard drive.
IT IS UNDENIABLY true that adding a hard disk to your Amiga will make life easier, and that once you've got one you’ll never want to return to floppies.
The Software Demon Overdrive is the first hard disk to fit into the PCMCIA slot of the A1200 or A600, and although this method of adding a hard disk has long been rumoured, it has only now become reality. The Overdrive PCMCIA Drive is contained in a fairly plain vanilla case, which blends in well with the Amiga.
Software Demon 0736 331039 PRICE 85Mb: £249; 250Mb: £369; 540Mb: £599 Overdrive PCMCIA DRIVE Goes like a very fast thing on a very fast day. Zoom. Two to three times faster than the internal IDE interface.
There are even ventilation slots on the top.
Which line up with the Amiga's, but case is too thin, and could be damaged, especially around the ventilation slots.
A single LED on the front shows when the disk is being accessed, and the power supply (a standard 12 volt model) plugs into a socket at the rear. The power supply of die review model bad Maplins written on it and several different connectors on the end. This isn't a problem, but it looks untidy when connected to the drive.
Internally, everything is surprisingly sparse because all the interface electronics are on a PCMICA card. The drive is basically a case built around a PCMCIA card, so most of the space is taken by the drive itself, which was a 170Mb Western Digital mechanism in the review model.
SPEED TEST We tested the relative speeds of an Overdrive fitted with a 170Mb 3.5-inch Western Digital drive, and an 80Mb Western Digital 2.5-inch drive fitted to an A1200 internal IDE interface.
A1200 Overdrive Sysinfo Disk Speedl 1,932,265 402,678
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14. 3 Ms 1 - This is the data transfer speed of the drive, in
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2 - This is a figure produced by Richard Waspe's SeefcSpeed program, which moves over a given percentage of the width of the disk (in this case, 90%), reads one sector and moves on.
3 - As above, but the program reads in eight sectors, giving a better idea of the real speed. These two figures give you an idea of how quickly the drive can find files or programs.
Insulting the drive is very simple. All you do is plug it in to the PCMCIA slot, plug in the power supply and you're off.
Workbench is already installed on the disk, so no fiddling is necessary. If you want to change the setup and repartition the drive, a version of the Commodore HDToolbox is included, but I'd rather use the much friendlier Public Domain program RDPrep.
You can bool from the Overdrive or from your internal hard drive if you've got one fitted. As you can see from the Speed Test uble. Overdrive is significantly faster (often by two or three times) than the internal drive of an AI200 or A600. It's also faster than many SCSI controllers.
Unfortunately there is one problem.
You should be able to remove the disk at any lime and re-insert it, as with all PCMCIA peripherals, but when you do this the drive is (lagged as unreadable. This is something to do with timing problems on the PCMICA slot, and the manufacturers are correcting it. It's not a real problem, and you aren't likely to take the drive out often, because there are only a few PCMCIA peripherals available for the Amiga.
Overall, this is an impressive drive, but it's let down by the flimsy case. The makers intend to improve this and when they do, it will be a seriously good piece of kit. '£ The only problem with the Overdrive is the build quality. It is too flimsy, but this is being corrected.
As you can see from this grab of Sysinfo, the Overdrive is extremely fast and works with AmigaDos with no problems.
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When is a word processor more than a word processor?
When it's Final writer.
Marcus Dyson puts the latest WP with graphics offering through its paces... THERE IS AM increasing tendency for Amiga word processing programs to adopt the layout abilities of desktop publishing applications. These programs flirted briefly with the titles word publisher and document processor, but have now- returned to the more humble term word processor, even though the programs are veering ever nearer to DTP status.
The claims made in the advert are quite true, it doesn't take much effort to create professional-looking documents in Final Writer.
Final WRITER Gordon Harwood 0773 831781 PRICE £129.95 (with wide trade-up options) RELEASE Out now Final Writer is SoftWood's latest foray into this hybrid territory, and a very familiar one it is for them. They already produce Pen Pal and Final Copy, both of which are word processors with graphics.
Final Writer aims to expand this range rather than replacing Final Copy 2. But it looks and feels like Final Copy J. The package is large, full installation takes nearly -0 minutes, even with prompt disk swaps, and fills over 10Mb of hard disk space. This is a hard disk only program, even if you opt for the more modest restricted installation, which still requires
3. 5Mb of disk space.
Included with the package are 120 fonts which are described its outline oh the box. But closer investigation reveals them to be of the NimbusQ format. These are reputed to be faster than Compugraphic or PostScript fonts, and they certainly seem to be. But they are not used by many- other packages, and are not found in the Public Domain, so enlarging the TVIibrary won't be cheap, FW can also use Agfa Compugraphic and PostScript type I fonts.
The interface is attractive and features user-editable buttons for easy access of often-used features. This includes most of the formatting and file controls you need, and handy time and date stamp facilities.
Final Writer is a joy to use. Document formatting is logical and flexible, changing font si es, styles and colours is speedy, graphics load quickly, and there are plenty of quality clip art samples. The program chooses to support non-platform standard file lot mats, and Psotlime (lip picture files are not supported, although much Amiga clip art is in this formal. Instead KPS-siruc- tured and IFF bitmaps are used.
Final Writer has many handy features for making the structuring of documents easier. Table Of Contents. Table Of Illustrations, Endnotes and Bibliographies can all be constructed as the document is created. The British-English spelling checker and thesaurus are speedy, although the spelling checker did not recognise the words pixel or Soft Wood!
Unfortunately the Find function doesn't include a Replace option, but text can be edited with the Find window open, so double clicking on a word and using paste is a tolerable solution. But the feature only searches from the cursor position to the end of the document.
Text formatting is comprehensive, and extra layout effects can be obtained by using Text Objects. These boxes contain text, entered via a requester box, but can be positioned anywhere on a document.
The Text Objects can then be rotated or moved backwards and forwards by the commands placed on the Graphics menu.
Don't make a mistake, though. For all Final Writers fine features, it lacks one fundamental function - it has no undo facility .
Final Writer is excellent. It’s very powerful, fast, intuitive and flexible. But without an undo we can’t give it the score it could so easily deserve. Hey. If you never make mistakes, volt should check this out! Cj Very fast indeed. Every function is as fast as any equivalent program, some much faster.
Extremely well put together. It’s comprehensive and everything is easy to understand.
I-S-i 1:118 i Pi II Lots of features mean that it isn't as easy to get started with as some programs, but the interface is intuitive.
FEATURES • • • Lots of good and useful functions are rendered almost irrelevant by the omission of an undo facility.
VALUE • • • An excellent package marred (see above), but with lots of excellent fonts, and some good clip art too.
VERDICT
* * This is very nearly a top-rate package. It has many great
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Power have kindly given us a beautiful Epson GT6500 colour scanner to give away, but it's ever so expensive, so we're going to make you work for it. This is a three- part compo: three more questions next month, plus full entry rules.
The Questions Iln scanning parlance, what is a dropout colour?
A) A colour that you tell the scanner not to recognise.
B) The only colour you tell the scanner to recognise.
C) A colour which you tell the scanner only to recognise in a
certain percentage.
A If a 24-bit image is 640 by 512 Jmm pixels large, what it the maximum number of colours it can contain?
A) 256,000.
B) 327,680.
C) 16.7 million.
What is a Moire Pattern?
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b) A technique for emulating more than 256 colours on a computer
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C) A reference chart used for colour correction purposes.
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AN EPSON GT6500 SCANNER Richard Baguley ponders the intricacies of thermal transfer and dye sublimation as he puts the new Primera printer from Fargo through its paces... WO ±7
- _i move when printing. Printing is not particularly fast,
taking around 2 minutes 30 seconds fora full page in the normal
mode and around eight minutes in the photorealistic mode.
Because of the way the pages are printed, the driver needs to build the image of the page in memory, which requires several megabytes. Fortunately, the driver can spool this to a hard disk, thus cutting down on the amount of memory needed to around 128K, but at the cost of several megabytes of disk space.
Printing using the Primera is a pretty intensive processing operation, especially in photorealistic mode, so it is not really practical to tty to multitask with other programs or utilities while the printer is processing. .Also included with the Primera is an Amiga driver, which can be installed * ft ft £ « 3 Z COLOUR PRINTING HAS always been an expensive business, but recently it's begun to get a lot cheaper, thanks to the release of printers such as the SJ-144 and the Canon BJC-600. The most recent addition to this select brotherhood is the Primera, from American printer manufacturers
Fargo.
The Primera is a fairly standard cream case about six inches high by a foot deep.
There are only two buttons and two lights on the machine (for power and on line), with the rest of the options being set by a number of DIP switches on the back and through die printer driver.
The paper is fed in from a cut sheet feeder on the front of the printer, which can hold up to 50 sheets of paper. The best results are obtained by using special smooth paper, which costs about £18 for 200 sheets. Ordinary paper can be used, but the print quality suffers if there are any bumps on it.
The ribbon is different from any other type of printer ribbon I've seen. It is a cartridge containing a large number of A4 sheets of wax-coated film holding the ink, which is transferred on to the paper by heating the print head. Each page of print is created by printing the three primary print colours (Cyan. Magenta and Yellow) in turn.
Each of the sheets on the roll can only be used once, so you can give a precise figure for the price of each page of printing.
Each wax ribbon costs £38.95, and will print 115 pages, so each page will cost you around 34 pence.
If you use the photorealistic kit, a 100 sheet ribbon will cost £250, giving a price of £2.50 per page. You can get ribbons which also contain a black sheet, but these can only print 85 pages, upping the cost even more. However. I found the blacks from the three colour ribbon to be extremely good, so there's no real need to pay for the black sheet.. The print head is rather unusual as well, because it spans the entire width of the paper, so there’s no need for it to PHOTOREALISM?
For an extra £250 you can buy a different type of ribbon which gives you greatly improved printouts. This uses a process called dye sublimation, where different colours of dye are blended together to give the colours used in the image.
This gives much smoother colours without the need for dithering, where a series of coloured dots are used to simulate another colour. It’s much more expensive to print this way (around £2.50 per page), but you would probably only use this for final printouts, with the draft prints being produced by the normal wax method.
Manually or via the included software. This means that any program which uses the Workbench preferences will print happily to this printer, although given the running costs, there's relatively little point in just printing out text using the Primera.
The driver has various density settings, but these don't affect the actual dots per inch setting of the printer, which is fixed at 204 lpi. The density settings determine what type of ribbon you are using.
The quality of output is absolutely stunning. 204dpi is a slightly better resolution than most dot matrix printers (which are usually about 180dpi) but not quite as good as a laser printer (which is 300dpi).
However, the subtle blending of the colours more than makes up for this. The colours are bright, the blacks are solid and 'intera HAITI “ The output in both photorealistic and normal mode is absolutely stunning, with very strong colours which are subtly blended. No other printer in this price range can match the Primera. * there is no trace of banding or colour changes across the print. The colours are very close to true, and die printer does a good job of dithering the colours when working with a normal wax ribbon.
The output in the photorealistic mode is also quite exceptional, with extremely strong colours which are subtly blended.
The output from the Primera is easily better than that on any colour bubblejet currently available.
Botticelli's Venus Rising has never looked so good. The Primera could have been made for Renaissance Italian artists.
If you want the best quality output you can get without having to spend several thousand pounds or sending your files to a bureau, the Primera is exactly what you've been waiting for. © Colour printer Power Computing 0234 843388 PRICE £825, £250 (Photorealistic upgrade) RELEASE Out now SPEED Not fast by any means, but it compares well with the Canon BJC-600 or the Star SJ-144 Not bad at all, but heavily biased towards the PC and Windows user, which is a pity.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Software is included to install the driver easily, so there are no technical fiddly bits to confuse you.
It's not a printer you are likely to ever use for printing text, unless you are extremely rich.
VALUE • • • • Not cheap to buy or run, but if you need quality printouts, this is the best colour printer I have seen.
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PHONE AN INFO-PACK TEL 0702 202835 24 HOUR SERVICE 38 40 High Street, Green Street Green Orpington, Kent BR6 6BJ Tel: Int +44 (0) 689 850770 C Rasputin Software 1993 Rasputin Software B a troding subsidiary ol Power label limited Available for the Amiga PC version coming soon • RASPUTIN Nick veitch has found the solution to all those Chip RAM problems. If only he can remember it... THE TROUBLE WITH Chip RAM (graphics memory), is that there is never enough of it. This wouldn't be so bad, except you can't easily add it to your system. Chip RAM is used by applications to store data which has to
be accessed by the custom chipset. This boils down to art packages and music programs, in other words about 90 per cent of the serious software you will want to run.
Adding Chip RAM will allow these progtams to handle more data such as longer sound samples, bigger animations in Dpaint and so on.
The newer Amigas have 2Mb of Chip RAM, as opposed to 1Mb on ECS machines (A600 and A500 Plus) or 512K (on the old A500). Now you too can have bigger numbers on your menu bar with the Megachip2.
Megachip'2.
This device is an Agnus upgrade.
The Agnus chip controls all the DMA access, and thus controls the Chip RAM. The Megachip2 is a replacement board which fits in the Agnus socket on your Amiga. This means that you have lo remove your old Agnus chip - a task not to be undertaken by the faint of fingers.
Fitting the board is simple, but you have to attach a few crocodile leads to your Gary chip. Gary is in charge of mapping the RAM and these links will mean that the memory addition is transparent to the .Amiga system. There is no need to mount the extra RAM. It just appears at startup. Software is provided to test that the Megachip2 is operational, but you can easily tell by looking at the memory bar.
It’s an excellent solution, and reasonably cheap too. If you really need the extra Chip RAM, this is the only way to go. 'Z) PRICE £159 VERDICT
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MOST COMPUTERS IN the universe now use a high-density disk as standard. The major exception is the Amiga. Apart from a few rare A3000s and the A4000 series, all Amigas have suffered from a standard double density drive.
When you see Workbench arriving on six floppies, one begins to realise the limitations of this capacity. It isn't just difficult to fit all your Workbench requirements on to one disk, it is almost impossible. Surely, wouldn't some sort of high-density mechanism to be in order?
So Power have produced an internal version. This is simply the mechanism with a small interface card which sits between it and the (loppy connector on the Amiga motherboard. Installation is very easy all you have to do is plug in a few cables and screw the drive into the mounting bay.
When it's up and running, you too w ill experience the joys of 1.6Mb of formatted disk capacity. With appropriate software (such as Power Computing have been producing their high-density XL drive for some time now. It is an external mechanism and if you want to install your Workbench on it, you will have to use extended bool options to boot from the external drive. Not a pretty solution.
CrossDos) you will also be able to read and write 1 4Mb PC formatted disks.
An internal high-density drive is not a necessity, but it does make life a lot easier. At this price it is only marginally more expensive than a standard floppy drive, anyway. The only consideration is that, of course, the existing internal drive will be useless to you. The mechanism is a well-made Sony job, so it should last a lot longer than the cheap ones installed as standard. Zj VERDICT
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Manufacturers of quality products since 1979 WHAT IS THE single tiling which makes a ray-traced image more realistic than anything else. Is it the models themselves? Unlikely. Due to the constraints of memory and rendering time, objects are usually oversimplified in the extreme.
The thing which always makes the difference is the attributes that you assign to your objects. There is no point in spending hours creating a most excellent model of a human face if it ends up looking flat.
The answer, of course, is to construct realistic attributes. The attribute handling in Imagine is quite advanced - you can alter things such as specularity, roughness, reflectivity and so on. Colour maps can be added to objects, so it is quite easy, for example, to model a can of soup - all you need is a cylinder and an IFF containing the colour information for the label.
BETTER, YES... BUT FASTER?
You might think that all this texture calculation increases the rendering time dramatically. You would be very right. If you want to get serious about these textures, get an FPU and the FPU version of Imagine.
In some cases the textures can be a lot quicker to use.
Replacing a 700k Imagine doing this surface with a colourmap 24-bit colourmap instead of a procedural texture. Not only would with a 12k texture it take hours to create and render, it may use is going to make for up more than a few K on your disk too. A quicker render.
Irregular objects are more tricky', and it is particularly these tvhich Essence II is designed to help you create. Imagine something like a dried and cracked river bed - it would be possible to model it using just a colour map on a flat plane.
However, the shadows in the cracks would have to be generated correctly otherwise they would clash with other shadows in the scene. You could fiddle around until you got it right, but it would be very time consuming, if not completely impossible.
The real answer is a procedural texture map. You will have seen some of these already if you own Imagine, but the ones that are included with Imagine 2 are fairly basic and deal mostly with patterns.
Essence II is a collection of textures most of which contain bump information, fly applying them to a surface, the object is no longer considered to be flat, but to have ti variable surface which is mathematically calculated by the texture file.
The textures on the disk are divided into categories. By far the most interesting of these is the Organic drawer. This is full of useful effects such as Lizard Skin.
Fungus. Vein and, of course, there is one which simulates a dried-up river bed.
The textures are also provided prelinked into attribute files. This means that vou can just load the textures as attributes and go rendering. Plenty of these files are provided to get you started.
At £80 it is nearly as much as the upgrade price from Imagine 2 to Imagine Having said that, one shouldn't judge the quality of the software by how many disks it takes up. A lot of effort has gone into Essence II and it shows every time you render an image. O Essence II can actually speed up the rendering of objects in certain circumstances.
You don't need to read a manual in order to work out how to use a file requester.
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MANUFACTURER BSC DISTRIBUTOR Golden Image 081-365 1102 PRICE £129 2008 Oktagon in the absence of any real solution from Commodore, yet another third party SCSI2 interface appears on the market.
Nick Veitch checks it out.
IF YOU HAVE a big box .Amiga (2000, 1500, 3000 or 4000) then one useful thing to stick in your Zorro slots is a SCSI controller. But. If you have a 2000 or 3000, then you already have one, so why bother with another?
The Oktagon SCSI interlace is a Zorro II card for all Zorro compatible Amigas, The card is made by the German company BSC, who are also responsible for. Among other things, TruePaint and Typesmilh.
Being a SC.S12 interface means it conforms to the new, faster, SCSI standard. It can still control, and be controlled by, old SCSI devices. SCS12 can make your machine run around five times faster unless you’re using an is your serial port killing you? Richard Baguley finds out what BSC's latest Multiple serial port card is up to.
ON SOME OCCASIONS, only one serial and parallel port isn’t enough, as anyone who wants to use two modems or ParNet and a printer will tell you. And the swapping of leads to use the various different peripherals is a complete pain.
MultiFaceCard 3 Bui this needn't be the case if you've got a big box Amiga. The MultiFace Card 3 is an upgraded card from BSC which adds two serial ports and a parallel pon. It's a two-thirds length Zorro II card, which has two connectors on the end plate. The 25- pin socket is the parallel port and the 9-pin socket is the first serial port. The second serial port is a 25-way socket located on another end plate, with a cable which connects to die card.
Also included is a disk which contains the software, which is A4000. Because of the 4000's messy system architecture, most SCSI interfaces ran much slower. For example, this card is capable of 2Mb sec transfers on an A2000, but can barely manage 800K sec on an A4000 030.
The Oktagon also houses extra Fast RAM in the form of a line of ZIP sockets. ZIPs are no longer the cheapest way to add extra RAM, but it is possible to get very fast ZIPs. The board can lake up to 8Mb.
Workbench 2 or above only. This contains a variety of programs, and includes an installation program.
The software sets up the device drivers (so programs such as Ncomm can talk to the card) and a couple of assigns you can copy files straight to the serial port through the Shell.
There's also a version of ParNet, adapted for the parallel port, so you can have ParNet and a printer running simultaneously. The serial ports can run at up to 115,000 bps, and die parallel port is fully bidirectional.
The card can be selected to use standard Amiga Autoconfig and Autoboot routines at startup via the jumpers. Normally this is turned on, but it is useful to be able to turn it off should it develop faults, it also supports automatic diskchange commands - handy when using removable media such as SyQuest disks.
At £129, it is £30 more than a GYP Impact IIC8. Which would ran at about the same speed on a 4000.0 In use. The card performs extremely well. I was able to have two modems downloading at 19,200 lips and read a CD-ROM across the ParNet link at the same time, although things did get a little jerky.
But this was on an unaccelerated A2000 and operations on a faster machine are very smooth. The card also seemed to have a problem working with a GVP SCSI card I had installed in this machine, but BSC.
Are producing a new version of one of the chips to deal with this.
VERDICT
* * The Oktagon is a reasonable solution, but not as fast as
other SCSI2 controllers. " 70% MULTIFACECARD 3 DESCRIPTION
Multiple serial and parallel port card MANUFACTURER BSC
DISTRIBUTOR Golden Image 081-365 1102 PRICE £129 VERDICT “ If
you need more serial and parallel ports, this card provides
them with the minimum of fuss. ** f % CAN WE SERIOUS?
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good The Amiga world There was.a time when AMOS was the only
serious option for programmers that couldn't quite handle the
throught of having to wade through more complicated languages
like C and assembler to produce the same sort of results, but
times are indeed changing Now that Blitz Basic 2 Is out on the
market (thanks to our PageT ™ A™‘na c"rTNorm jr.1..™™ fn,,nri
hn,nf Can the Amiga hope to compete when it comes to serious
packages like Microsoft Word? We ask top Mac and PC developers
about their plans for our machine. We also look at two new
Amiga word processors which may well beat Word at its own game.
All this and more in the February issue of Amiga Shopper - on
sale Tuesday 4th January 1994 EXPERT ADVICE AND TIPS FOR EVERY
AMIGA ENTHUSIAST ISSUE 34 • FEBRUARY 1994 • £2.95 YOUR
DEFINITIVE AMIGA GUIDE ord for Workbench?
Are Microsoft planning an Amiga version of their ___ brilliant word processor?
ISSUI 34 ¦ FIBRUARY SHAREWARE COLLECTION - VOLUME EIGHT R«Sour « Demo C Address Book ? ASPainl Working demo of The Puzzle Full source code for our C and Factory's interactive disassembler AMOS programming tutorials Rsnrf24 AmiCipHor Process images and convert them Source code for the C program with to the file formats you noed an Arexx interface In our masterclass Too Is Daemon WB 2*) Ambush (WB 2«) Enablos you to occoss programs Improves older programs' displays by with a simple menu selection forcing them to use the Topaz font Virus Checker 6.33 Oul-Ooru Keep your system clean Graphical
translation of guru codes
• Final Writer reviewed
• Wordworth 3 previewed
- with programs like these, do we need Word?
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We know how difficult * - Christmas buying * ® ' decisions can be so, to make life just a little easier, we've come up with some splendid gifts for the Amiga lover in your household, all at bargain prices.
From programming languages to real-time video digitisers, we have something that should appeal to any discerning Amiga enthusiast who wants to get the most from his Amiga during the festive season.
To take advantage of these bargain buys just call us on 0525 718181, armed with your credit debit card details, or write to us enclosing a cheque or postal order. We will despatch goods within 5 working days or, for an extra £5 postage, the same day on a 24 hour delivery, right up to Christmas and beyond. Please quote reference AMF938 when ordering.
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In Noddy's House you can play Noddy" Scales, a maths-based game or Kitchen Fun. A mix and match exercise with Mrs Tubby Bear. ¦ NODDY'S BIG DESCRIPTION Educational Software MANUFACTURER Jumping Bean Company DISTRIBUTOR Jumping Bean Company 0602 792838 Learning can be fun with the Amiga's range of educational software. Julie Tolley checks out the latest offering for the youngsters... THE AIM OF I his package for three to seven-vear-olds is to teach English, Maths attd Technology skills via gameplay. Noddy 's Big Adventure sums on the road. You are in control of his car. And using a joystick
or arrow keys, you tootle along and pick up people who wave and need a lift, drop them off. Or park in your very own taxi ranks to start playing one of the seven games on offer.
The driving part of this package acts as a link to the four scenes and their games.
In Noddy’s House you can play Kitchen Fun or Noddy's Scales: in The Dark Wood. Tricky Trees and Can You Find Me, in Monkey Town, Bert's Scra ibook and At The Beach.
Beach .Sorterand i. In Noddy's House, if you click on the scales, you can play the maths-based Noddy's Scales or you can go into the kitchen and by clicking 011 the cooker, have the option to play Kitchen Fun where you have to decide which cupboards go together to make a nice meal, or in the harder levels which ones make up the meal you are told to make.
In Beacher Sorter, the easy level finds you matching shapes and colours of pebbles to buckets, and the harder levels, matching animals to their habitats or group type.
Protect your picnic by shooting crabs and lobsters with water in Picnic Attack, a fun rather than educational game.
Picnic Attack is less educational, but definitely more fun you have to stop crabs and lobsters from eating your picnic by firing water at them. Move on 10 Monkey Town and you can play Bert's Scrapbook, which encourages sequencing skills by presenting a storyboard in which the pictures, and on harder levels, the captions. Have to lie put in the correct order.
I11 The Dark Wood you can play Tricky Trees or Can You Find Me. Both aim to improve memory as well as reinforcing ideas of shape and colour. Music is introduced in die Tricky Trees game, where each tree has a different coloured nose each with its own note, and you have to copy a music sequence by clicking on the noses.
All of these games cover much the same skills and lessons as the original Noddy's Playtime, but the size and variety of games in this package is much larger.
Where the first release had a Paint Pot game where children could create their own images. Noddy's Big Adventure has a kiddie-style word processor designed to 'acquaint children with the basic functions found in similar grown-up utilities’.
Noddy's Big Adventure is a wc-ll-pre- sented and colourful package. It’s easy to use and follow, although if you do not install it on your hard disk, swapping between the four disks can be irritating and more importantly, awkward, for young children. The controls are a little slow and sometimes they don’t keep up with you.
But overall this is certainly a game Enid Blyton would be proud of.
VERDICT “ Games which make learning fun will always be a good thing and this one certainly is. But today's children are far more advanced as far as gameplaying is concerned so educational packages like Noddy's Big Adventure need to be a bit more sophisticated. 99 70% EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE SNIPER: The player shools al targets alongside moving letters or words and must unscramble anagrams, match words to pictures, punctuate sentences, give full versions of abbreviations (I learned a couple ol interesting things here), complete proverbs, and rewrite sentences from the active tense to the
passive.
COVER UP: This is a point and click game in which the player has to match rhyming words, opposites, and archaic forms with modern words.
WORD FIT: An adult could easily become absorbed in playing the higher levels of this Scrabble-like word game which has some interesting features.
GRAB IT: This exercise in matching various words and phrases also covers several other areas, including reading, spelling, collective nouns, punctuation, and vocabulary.
LIBRARIAN: A test of logic and alphabetical order that requires reading words written vertically.
CHEERS: A Snakes and Ladders game in which to move the number pre-rolled by the computer you must select the correct option from three alternatives. This means that bv selecting the wrong answer you can sometimes avoid going down a snake.
The games cover a wide range off activities, but they are uninspiring.
You can't beat a good book. - 72% THE FOUR IO Out Of 10 packs arc collections of educational games that could help your child through the maze that is the National Curriculum, by making learning maths, algebra, language skills, and general knowledge lun to practise.
The appeal of the 10 Out Of 10 packs for parents is the inclusion of information 011 the dreaded National Curriculum. The idea is that you can leave your child playing through the games, come back later and discover how the Amiga thinks he or she is progressing. At least that's the theory, but the at-a-glance attainment table ran be confusing and misleading. However, there is every reason why children should enjoy the games. There are six games in each pack and each has six levels that cover the ages of six to 16. Or three to seven in the rase of Early Essentials.
There are cute graphics (I particularly liked the winking dog), end of game rewards, and messages of congratulation and encouragement (or otherwise). These can Ik- customised to include favourite words of praise. Children can play at leisure or pick up bonuses for a High Score Table by racing against the clock. A certificate can be printed as final reward and proof of achievement.
Younger children will benefit from playing through the games with an adult, not only because discussion will extend their learning. But also because they may need help discovering exactly what they are supposed to do.
TO OUT OF TO ENGLISH OUT OF EDUCATIONAL GAMES Unlike the other sets, this one starts at pre-school level, where the National Curriculum obviously does not apply, and introduces National Curriculum skills in the higher levels. The games mix language and maths skills and some science knowledge in a general studies format that is often favoured in early years teaching.
GRAB IT: A shape and colour matching exercise that also involves having to match letters and numbers to create a code.
RACER: Drive the car over pictures, words, numbers or clocks using the mouse buttons as brake and accelerator, to introduce the child to the basic forces of push and pull.
ARTIST: A simple paint package that has a major flaw because it is possible to produce symmetrical images (the aim of the game) that the software does not recognise, and so the Achievement Record table could suggest that an inquiring intelligent player knows nothing about symmetry.
Stepping Stones: to progress over the stepping stones select the box containing the right number.
GNASHER: Similar to the 10 out of 10 English game Sniper, this one involves matching words to pictures, and punctuation exercises.
LINK UP: Another of the matching games that involves shapes, numbers and their values, capital letters, and simple words and pictures.
STONES: You have to complete a sequence of stepping stones and identifying each step from a number of given options. The aim of the game is to show children that a group of objects have the same numerical value, no matter how they are arranged: five spots on a dice have the same value as five balloons.
“ These games could provide valuable experience, with adult help. Without help they could be too frustrating for the youngsters. * 74% Winking dogs and exploding space bears can have lessons for your child, we asked teacher Tracy Osborne to assess the latest educational software releases.
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Sait your raft up the river negotiating the hazards of rocks and various wrong-shaped objects in Turbo Raft. The object is to complete patterns.
LO OUT OF lO MATHS (ALGEBRA) GRAPHOID: The players move their intrepid Space Teddy into position, avoiding the slowly spinning asteroids. To make this even more fun Ted is weightless and moves with the momentum of each mouse movement. Hit an asteroid and Ted explodes, get him to the right place and he's surrounded by coloured circles. The game starts with a nine-square grid, and progresses to x.v co-ordinates. The point of the exercise is to make children familiar with the concepts of Shape and Space by using common perspectives and following instructions.
PROCESSOR: A variation on the shooting theme that includes a number machine. These are quite common in schools, the idea being that the machine carries out a function on whatever number is put into it. So a -+3 machine' turns 6 into 9.
CHAIN' UP: This matching game is aimed at reinforcing knowledge of multiplication and division, four quadrant co-ordinates, and the use of graphs to solve equations.
HOOK IT: This game requires speedy hooking of the correct answer to a problem, and introduces terms such as square, factor, sqttare root, and prime. It doesn't teach children what these terms mean but makes them familiar with the language.
TURBO RAFT: The child must steer a raft up a river to complete mathematical patterns and sequences.
RIB TICKLER: This multi-choice quiz game features the sound of laughter for a correct answer and a group of greedy bears creeping up to eat your goodies.
A free version of Word Fit is provided with this collection to help learn the spelling of algebraic terms.
• * A very challenging collection of games that will stretch the
ability of children keen on maths. ** 78% DESCRIPTION
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Now SPEED • • Loading times are slow, and you tend to be kept
waiting between games, but the gameplay is fun.
MANUAL •• The parent guide section of the manual uses National Curriculum jargon inaccurately. The player guide is small, flimsy and uninteresting.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • The point-and-dick control method is fairly straightforward, although children may require some adult help to get started.
2 i.1 J li Plenty of interest for parents and children. Many features can be customised to suit individual tastes.
VALUE ••• The 10 Out Of 10 games are reasonably good value, although some are a bit flimsy and may not hold the attention of an inquiring child.
VERDICT “ All of the fO Out Of lO products are fun games to play and most of them have sound learning potential. The winner for me has to be the Algebra set: Graphoid is really good fun and the complexity of the higher levels in all of the games means that they could help in your child's education for years. ” United Public Do The innovators CLE02 TOTAL CONCEPTS GEOLOGY Thit title is the seconfl in the series of quality programs Dy Chris hilt, usmg the GoldDisk Hyp©rt ook system, it wilt gu*le you and your children on an interactive guided tour through the incredible wortd of volcanos, rocks
and minerals the program is very simple to use ' CLE03 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM Now our most popular title ' This one invites you to learn all about the solar system, with inlormation on alt of the planets 4 systems with pictures supplied by Nasa.
This is a superb educational package tor children 4 adults This title is so big it is supplied on Three disks and is priced at only E4 99. .
CLE05 A-CHORD So you want become the next Eric Clapton then this is just what you need ' This program will teach you nearly every single guitar chc«d including lingering techlmques. II will even play the chords usmg the amigas built in sound chip. A must lor every single guitar player beginner and experts alike. Price C3 50 • CLE15 FAST FRET By Keith Klatworthy. This program is a guitar scales tutor, the very thing tor the budding lead guitarist! Will play the scales through the Amigas sound chip with ajustment ol speed for every level of skill required I There are many exercises in many
scales so you loo can become the next rock legend' Supplied on one disk priced 3 50 • ?; CLE029 PREHISTORIC FUN PACK This is a superb title containing tour tun dinosaur games. Dinostider a tiles puzzle game. Dmosaw is a jigsaw memory game Snakes 4 caves is the old favourite snakes 4 ladders, ana Eggstmct is a tun egg collecting game!
Will keep the kids amused for ages! 1 disk 3 50 * I CLE035 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM 2 In I this sequel to our most popular title. Chris Hill brings I you ihe very latest on the Solar System' All tho very I latest planetary missions are covered 4 it you thought I the images in TC' Solar System were good wait until I you see these 40. Images' This Is a must it you have I TC! Solar System Supplied on 3 disks only 4 99 • Most CLK lilies .. The Central Licensevvare Register Commercial Quality proclaim at a PD price o«si seiecrion c ku garres AiWmftlea anywhere now all auloboo: on A1200' (though
noi all games will run)Somelhing for everyone' ASI I Tut.. R 4k»t«dr. A.airn AimpiHih re!* ok on A1200!
CLE051 PAINT PASTE 4 DRAW This is a stunning drawmg cokiuring book, containing lots of background pictures, brushes to paste on. Plus editor to design your own . You can even add your own artwork to the picture. A superbly presented program, this one is a must tor young children' I disk 3.50.- CLU03 TYPING TUTOR A program here now for all you budding office clerks, learning to type can be a real pain, lessons cost a fortune, but not when you have an amiga I This program will take you step by step through a lull typmg course, showing where to place your lingers and lots more Before long youTI
be able to type as last as 1 can ' Pnce £3.50 * I CLU032 POWERTEXT 2 This is a superb 4 powerful I wordprocessing program, featuring embedded I commands, automatic saving, Mail merging, built in I spelling checker, user definable function keys, I wordwrapping 4 much much more! You will probably I never need any more than this super product1 I Needs t mg ot ram. 1 disk 3.50 * CLG022 SPARX STOCKING FILLERS Oy LenTucker. 3 super seasonal games tor all the family!
Chnsmajig is a festive version ot thmgamajig with six picture puzzles to sort out' Christmas pairs is a traditional "pairs' game 4 Santas sleigh ride is a sideways scroller where you have to deliver presents down chimneys! 1 disk 3 50.* I CLG030 CAPTAIN K This IS an exeilent platform ' game Tne object of the game is to collect all the _ items scattered around each level 4 kill all ihe ¦ monsters For this purpose you have an unlimited j supply ol bombs, which when thrown, bounce tor a
• short time before exploding, killing any monsters ! Nearby' 1
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DINOSAURS 3 Is Ihe laiesi TC! 10 |0in this exeilent series &
uses a new layout giving you a dino image 4 info buttons
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Veiociraptor if you are at all interested in Dinosaurs this is
a must to complete your Dinosaur library" Over 30 images
supplied on 3 disks only a 99 .
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winori.ur.1 CLE01 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Supert) D00k 2
disks 4 50* CLE07 TOTAL CONCEPTS FRESHWATER FISHING 2 disks 4
50 .
CLE08 NIGHT SKY Exeilent guide to the stars t disk 3 SO. .
CLE09 WORDS 4 LADDERS Good spelling program 1 disk 3.50 .
CLE10 BASICALLY AMIGA guide to Amigados! 3 disks 4.99' - CLE11 LETS LEARN For children ot 5-7 years 1 disk 3 50. * CLE12 ALPHABET TEACH spelling program for the kids'1 disk 3.50* CLE13 HOME BREW Create your own brews' 1 disk 3 50 * CLE14 TOTAL CONCEPTS ECOLOGY Learn ecology 3 disks 4 99 .
CLE16 KINGS 4 QUEENS A history lesson' 2 disks 4.50.* CLEI7 THINGAMAJIG An electronic jigsaw. 1 disk 3 50 * CLE18 WORK 4 PLAY 3 educational programs: t disk 3.50. .
CLE19 PLAY IT SAFE Teaches safety In the home. 1 disk 3 50 .
CLE20 BIG TOP FUN Four programs 1 disk 3 50 .
CLE21 JIGMANIA Jigsaw solving 4 construction set' 1 disk 3.50! + CLE22 CHESS TEACHERteacn chess in a fun way! 1 disk 3 50 • CLE23 MIND YOUR LANGUAGE improve speech t disk 3.50. * CLE24 SPEE0 REA0ING Tests your reading speed 2 disks 4 50 .
CLE25 CHORD COACH This is a Superb Piano Tutor. 1 disk 3.50 * CLE26 SNAP An educational game for languages. 1 disk 3 50 • CLE27 C.A.TT Superb Tarot reading program 2 disks 4.50' •» CLE28 FUN WITH CUBBY 6 superb games for kids' 1 disk 3.50 * CLE30 PEG A PICTURE Make pictures with pegs 1 disk 3.50. - CLE31 UNDERSTANDING AMOS( NEEDS AMOS) 2 disks 4.50. .
CLE32 SPITFIRE' The legendary Wwll fighter! 2 disks 4 50 * CLE33 MESSERSCHMITT BF109 And the German! 2 disks 4.50.* CLE34 YOUR FIRST PONY All you need to know' 2 disks 4 50 .
CLE36 THE TIME MACHINE Teaches kids to tell lime. 2 disks 4 50 • CLE37 DISCOVERY AMERICA Learn about the USA! 1 disk 3 50.. CLE38 HOME INVENTIONS inventions since 1750. 2 disks 4 50 * CLE39 MY LITTLE ARTIST colouring Book Needs img 2 disks 4 50 - CLE40 BOREALIS JUNIOR Drawing tor young children 1 disk 3.50* CLE41 BASICALLY MEDICINE Good help with first aid' 2 disks 4 50- CLE42 COMPOSITION Photograph Tutorial disk 1 disk 3 50 CLE43 AMOS LANGUAGE QUIZ Helps learn Amos t disk 3.50* CLE44 PORTRAITURE 2nd photo tutorial program 1 disk 3.50* CLE45 FUN WITH CUBBY 2 Another 7 lab kids games' 1 disk
3.50* CLE46 BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY Good lor education 1disk 3 50 * CLE47 SEA SENSE Learn all about boats' 1 disk 3 50. • CLE48 ROCKET MATHS Easy maths lor kids! 1 disk 3 50.* CLE50 DRATV2.4 Runecasier. Translator, needst 5mg 2 disks4.50- CLE52 TELL THE TIME Just wnat the kids need 1 disk 3 50*_ CLU04 ALPHAGRAPH for producing Bar 4 P e chans etc' 3.50 CLU07 PHILO Simple to use database system. 1 disk 3.50.- CLU09 PLAY 4 RAVE2 Music module linker. 2 disks 4 50* CLU10 POWER ACCOUNTS account statements, etc 3 50 .
CLU11 CALC V1 very uselui spreadsheet program' 1 disk 3.50 * CLU12 VIRTUAL WINDOWS Notebook Address bookl disk 3.50 * CLU13 DATOS A powodu! Daiabase. Many features 1 disk 3.50. - CLU14 STOCK CONTROLLER Keep track ol stocks I disk 3 50 * CLU15 EPOCH VI calendar lor Amiga.1299 yr diary 1 disk3.50.* CLU16 CROSS STITCH good needlework program 1 disk 3.50 * CLU17 LC10 FONTS Nice lonts lor Star LC10 printer' 1 d Sk 3 50.* CLU18 LC200 FONTS Fonts lor your LC200 pnntef 1 disk 3.50. * CLU19 LC24 FONTS Fonts for your Star 24 pin printer. 1 disk 3 50 * CLU20 CANON BJ10 Super Fonts lor Bubblejei idisk
3.50* CLU21 INVOICE MASTER Son out your invoices' 1 disk 3.50 .
CLU22 HARD DRIVE MENU Superb hard drive utilityl 1 disk 3 50.* CLU23 F15 ANIM BRUSHES Needs 0 paint' 1 disk 3.50 * CLU24 RED LOTUS ANIM BRUSHES Needs D Paint 1 disk 3.50 * CLU25 STARFIGHTER ANIM BRUSHES For Dpamt 2 disks 4 50.. CLU26 STAR VOYAGER ANIM BRUSHES for Dpamt3 diskss 4 99* CLU27 IMAGE BASE Simple authoring package 1 disk 3 50.* CLU28 CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT Needs lmb chip 3 50- CLU29 G.F X Graphics convenors, sprite editors etc' 1 disk 3.50* CLU30 DRAW SELECTOR V2 pools prediction prog 1 disk 3 50* CLU31 FLOWCHARTER For creation ol flowcharts' 1 disk 3.50- CLU33 AM TUITION Create
WB3 look 4 feel progs ld sk 3 50- CLU34 IMAGE DOCTOR V) image processed l disk 3 50 -_ IN ON T'ucX management nmultttion 2 A 50 • DRAGON T1LES Superb version «'» oddicr-vo 1 A*» 3 50 • MOTOR DUEL gieal 3d cai raong game 1 dts* 3.50. ALL GUNS BLAZING 2 playe- overhead v«* I 3 50 .
BULLDOZER BOB Clear aoeen c' blocks' 1 disk 3.50 .
PARAOOX Another good pu»zle game’ 1 disk 350 .
SONIC SMARTIEMEAD Craxy ptaflorm game' I 0*k 3 50.. SPLODGE THE ESCAPE pum* platformer 1 disk 3 50* CRYSTAL MAZE A super pux ie came' 1 *s* 3 50 • IMBRIUM E .o’ieni grapti.c aOventure' 1 disk 3 50.
SKAN 29 GunJe Sd through 220 levels’ t disk 3 50 • STELLAR 69CAPE Ve bcw tnooi em up' 3 dsks a 99. * JUNGLE BUNGLE Nice aoven'.ure gAme’ 1 disk 3 50 .
FLOWER POWER Gro beioie bugs eai them I di*k 3.50. MARVIN THE MARTIAN A maxe lype game ! Disk 3.50.. EASY MONEY Iruil machine simulairy' (Not do* 2 o« 3i 3 50 WHITE RABBITS This a a good puxxto gam ' I disk 3.50 • MONSTER ISLAND Dungeon Master game' 1 disk 3 50 - TIME RIFT Game payed over A time ones' 1 disk 3 50 • BILLY BALI Good 3d isometr game' 1 disk 3.50 • OiRTY RACKETS 3 tennis games on here11 Smgtoiak 3 50 7 BLOCKS slop me ia«mg blocks11 d«k 3 501 • BAT O ROONS 2 p'ayer mi A bad game 1 O-sk 3.50. CYBERNET Se»*ays scrolling shool em up 1 osk 3 50.
OG Pretfisior-c caveman rescues girllnend' 1 disk 3 50 • RAW Red army wonns. Gel Ihe Dsheimen”? T 3 50.. OUINGO VA 00 Nice pub bugo game! 1 disk 3 50 .
CYBALLS Steer orb through a vast maxo' 1 diak 3 50.
TRAX A Iruil machine with a ikflorenco' 1 disk 3 60* CLG042 CRYSTAL SKULL This was wmien as a commoroal release Out was never released! It is a full 3d role playing 'Dungeon Master* type game, speak to passers by. Kill them, investigate any one ol 4 pyramids with all its ghosts & goblins. This will keep up your interest for ages! 1 disk 3 50 * PU067 IMPLOOER VA 6 Megacrunchmg Util. Y PU009 JAZZBENCH Allernailve Wb lor 1.2-3 ueera PU071 JR COMM I 02 Modem user* comm* package Y PU072 METALLION UTILS Fonl Editor. & more util*. Y PU073 76 KING JAMES BIBLE OMJ&Ne* te.tamenls (4). V PU078 M-CAD
Hire* d**)gn package. Eicellent . Y PUOflO MESSY-SID 2 Read Wrile PC File*. Brilliant!. Y PU083 MORSE PROGRAMS tor the radio hams Y PU086 7 NORTH C 1.3 (2| Compleie C compiler & lib*. Y PU088 NORTH C 1.3 Thl* .1 ihe packed 1 disk version!.Y PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR & no* driver*. Y PU097 PRINT STUDIO VI.25 Print* plct & te l etc.. Y PU108 ROT A simple 30 drawing peckage.Very popular .Y PU109 10 (2 di»k Structured clipart tor Ppage • Y PU1123 SOMETHING FOR NOTHIN Video Util*8Font». Y Put 15 ST EMULATOR Run Alan ST software !' 2 Drive.
Put 17 SUPERKILLERS Vlru* KiHers! You need thl*! .
PUI21 2 TV OHAPHICS Dpamt bac«drop*6Font*.(2l Y PU124 ULTIMATE ICONS Iconmasler.lconlab.. V Put25 ULTHAPAINT v3 A nice palm package1 PU129 30 VIDEO APPLICATIONS Video ulllitie*. Y PU139 GRAPHICS CONVERTERS PC.AMIg. gf. Converter PU1A0 lirTlEBENCH File copxir & ulli* Do»2 only PU1A3 OPTIUTILS 1 Crammed lull! Get II. V PU1A4 OPTIUTILS 2 Gel thl* disk 100 '. Y PU1A9 ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER Veroboerd designer Y PU 152. 66 CLIPART SET 15 Disk* of Ihe BEST clipari .V PU167 MULTI-PLOT Superb data plotting program I .
PU177 8 BENCHMASTER Wmdowsbeneh 6 Mes.ysld" PU180 RlCHARO SMEDLEY COMP Vai Checker A more.
PU182 STOCK ANALYST Technical analysis program.Y PU189 TPONIK VIRUS KILLERS 21 virus killer* & dOCSY PU20S PC TASK PC Emulator No* Verson 2 VGA’ .Y PU207 MULTISIO Combine SID7 & Multido*(PC AMIGA). Y PU208 ASI HANOYTOOLS 3 mega compMatlon ol util* Y PU209 FRED FISH CATALOGUE coniain. FISH 1 • 890 .Y PU2I0 PCQ PASCAL Latest version ol this pascal compiler.
PU2I5 CAPTIONATOR Superb shareware video titling!.V PU219 WBHACKS- collection of hacks tor . O*n*rs. Y PU221-225 8 COLOR ICONS Hundred* ol new Icon* .Y PU229 JPEG 24 on graphics compression util disk! .Y PU230 MORE PRINTER 0H1VERS now printer drivers!. Y PU240 FREECOPY VI 4 powerful d«»k copying program!.Y PU241 CALORIE BASE Uselui lor people on a diel'.Y PU2A3 AS PICE Circuit analysis program!.Y PU244 BON APPETIT Thi* is a recipe database program!.Y PU245256 C MANUAL Latest version on 12 disks! (12) .Y PU262 RICHARD SMEDLEY COMP II Mortgages eid.Y PU263 LYAPUNOV Fabulous & unusual IraclalsV.Y
PU272 GOLF RECORDER Daiabase tor golt scores’. Y PU273 PC, AmiGA Similar 10 Messysld. . Docs!.
01 mi roatur ir w • . A______ PU012 ASI GRAFFIX UTILS graphic* convertor* lc-Y PU013 ASI BOOT UTILITIES DootblocN ul'Mie* . Y P 1*021 C-LIGHT RAY TRACER OooO progiam. Y PU022 CHEMESTRETICS molecule flisplayer . Y P1*036 CURSER BASIC COMPILER Juil ntial you new’.
PU037 O-COPY The bed PD 0l*k cop* & more . Y PU039 OBW The loreunner lo Sxulpl 3D !!! . Y PU055 ELECTROCAD DEMO circuit dengner .
PU19I LANOeUILOER IracUl land oenoreioi.V PU192 SID 2 Gel thu ! Directory uld !! MEGA’. V PUI97 MOBEO 2 Dpalni tor Sp*lle» S bo0*.Y PU198 VIDEO WIPES Masks & tedos Dpmnl 34 .Y PU200 UTTLEBENCH 1.3 No* for I 3 owners!
PU202 CYCLOPS Weird Plasma (racial creator ! -V PU203 SCOPE 184 unis & dips lor Ppape Y PIKW2 GRAPHICS UTILITIES Varlou, rnlac prog.«m».Y PU063 HAMLAB PRO V208Convcrt VGA PC .IFF MAM . Y PU064 HARDDRIVE UTILS MRBackup & FuOilk & more.Y PU065 ICONMAHIA Program icon* & mort I. Y PU066 ICONS Cramm pecked with icona Y PU002 A-GENE Good .
PU004«b A64 EMULATOR NEW VERSION 2.0 (21 PU005 AMATEUR RADIO I lnl «»l lo «*d.o him.
PU0I0 ARP 1 3 Amlgadot reaueiM' *y«l»m!
FIX UTILS PU274 TRONICAD VI.0 Electronic circuit design!.
UTILITIES PU280 POOLS WIZARD Pools prediction.save disabled.V PU282 ASI MULTIVISION 2 imogelab.Wasp & more.super.Y PU28S WORKBENCH 3 BACKGROUNDS. 1200 ONLY' PU286 INSCRIPT Program lor Video tilling! . Y PU2B7 NUMPAD Numenc keypad emulalK nl(600 ONLY) PU288 ENGINEERS KIT Tesl your Amiga sysleml .V PU289 AUDIO ANIMATION STUD*0 Create your Ownl .V PU291 1200 WORKBENCH MACKS Useful utils* Y PU292 1200 UTILSt Gif & PCX datatypes etc!* musllV PU293 3I7 25 disks ol Mam radio software! (25J.Y PU3I8 POWER UTILS Ulila wnlten .n Can Do! -Y PU324 WINEMAKER Daiabase lor winemakers! .Y PU325 EZASM LAZi &
A68K Programmers disk! .
PU326 PLOTTER Piols two dimensional functionsUY PU327 8 X BENCH all round replacemsnf (2) .
PU329 BCFORTRAN77 Progrommors development system.
PU330 SLEEPLESS NlOMTS Utils useful to* 1200!Y PU346 EXOTIC RIPPER V2.10 Soundlracker ripper! .V PU347 RAVE GENERATOR Plug in a sampler(lmg chlp).Y PU348 SPEED UTILS Fl.dtak Headclean Snoop 6 moret.Y PU349 NCOMM V3 00 The latest version comms disk' .Y PU350 KINGFISHER Fish database 1-840 (packed) .Y PU351 ASI FIX DISK Get old program running on do«23.Y PU352 HP S50C & Cannon Bubb’elel pnnler drivers! .V PU353 TAB MASTER Music 10 Guitar translator prog! .Y PU355 SUPERDARK Superb & unusual screen blanker! .V PU3S7 CANON PRINT STUDIO A mull tor BJ owner*! .Y PU358 PPAGE TEMPLATES.OENIES etc Very
uselui!.Y PU359 PRO PAGE HELP 0ISK E.tremely u*etx l disk!.Y PU360 W1NDBLEND Super oftecls but 1200 only! Y PUJ61 XPK COMPRESSION UTILS compression prog*!Y PU365 ATTIC A BltTT Useful to C programmers! .Y PU366 WB2 UTILS Full ot obscure but useful uttls! .Y PU367 PE PRINT UTILS Lots ol useful labell.ng progS.Y PU366 IMAGE BASE RUNTIME Standalone fortLU2 .Y PU369 TV TITLES DEMO Shareware Titling program! .Y PU370 24 BIT UTILS Rend 24 A mo-* useful ulilltles!.Y PU371 AMOS PRINTER ROUTINE For own Amos p-ogs!.V PU372 3 PARNET SOFTWARE link 2 AMIGAs' (2I.Y PU374 1200 UTILS 3 More new 1200
utilities!.V PU378 GRAPHPRO VI 1 Shareware graphics program!.Y PU38I SPECTRUM EMULATORVt 7 Works on ALL!! .Y PU382 SUPERVIEWER V2 4 assemble slideshows.V PU383 WORD UTILITIES Super word puxxle solver! .Y PU384 THE GENEOIOQIST Superb Family database' .V PU385 LEMMINGS 2 MD Installer, just whai you need.Y PU366 KITE SIMULATOR The only one available' .Y PU387 REORG A good disk A Harddisk optimise*! .Y PU388 1200 MD PREP For all 1200 ownera! V PU389 HD CLICK Tha lalast version! .Y PU392 GUMBYS FRACTAL GENERATORS A selection' .Y PU393 ASI FIX OtSK 2 Second e.ellenl fi. Disk) .Y PS002 ADVANCE HAM
Really stunning !. Y PS008 AIRCRAFT SLIOE Pics ot fighter eircretV.Y PS009 ASTRONOMY SLIDE very impresslvct.Y PS013 BORN TO BE FREE wild animals .Y P9033 GERMAN RAY TRACE Superb Sec these PS045 KELLY SS Some quality HAM pKlures .Y PS056 NEWTEK OYNAMIC HAM 6A0.4l2 4096 color pKit.
PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM Nik Williams Superb Quality .
PS072 SUPER HAM CARS This is a musi-Mega’. V 4096 colour pics.
. Traced space pics! *Y PSI03 OYNAMIC HIRES 2. 4 fantastic quality p*«ur s!.
PS107 ALCATRAZ MUSEUM Superb pictures! .
PstlS THE GATHERING 93 Stunning picture* here! .Y PSI178 NIGHT lint ED AGA SLIDESHOW Super(2)I200 PSI19 CVNOST*C SLIDESHOW Superb pictures!1200 only PS 120 KEITH RHODES SLIDE 3 lantasy plc*!1200 only Y PS122 FERRARI AGA greet 256 colour p«c1ure*1200only PS124 TC VISTA PRO LANDSCAPES E ellenll(Nol 1.3UV PS 125 REVELATIONS SLIDE .leggerlng Quality erll.Y PS 126 SCMMEGEGt COMIC STRIP Nice pictures' .Y Pst27 AKIRA PICS 2 Some superbly drawn pictures! .Y PS128 MAGIC FACTORY Ra, (r«:ed Irek plc*12C0 ONLY!
PS129 AIRSMOW I Eiellenl aircraft hem slideshow! .Y ORDERING MADE EASY BY PI IS I: ..-nd vim r amt-. Iddrti. 4 Order di-luil. -ilh a Cheque i PO I Ml) lo any of llie * miipiinie. Li.led BY PMOM'.: Call u.. inh your card numlirr e.pir. dan- iind deiuil.v for a 1.1 class service. VII nuijur lards ucccplcd PD PKH KS: I • 5 disks 2.011 per disk *6-25 disks 1.25 per disk • 26 or more disk .ire still onlv Wp per disk !
POST A P ( KINC.: I k Slip • I k 'Recorded Imiv«r ' Cl.21 * Europe *25p pir disk - Kcst of VV«*rld *50p per dLsk HI* V|| V|HI K: Wc slock Ush 1-900. Tliaj* 1-74, Smpc. Shjik, inicus, niiuos & lots more superb PI) disks!!
PLEASE NOTE All disks on the advert should work on the Amiga 1.2 1 3 dos systems unless otherwise stated! AM disks with a sign should work on the Amiga 500* & 600 machines!
However there are so many different setups now in use if is becoming impossible lo tesl for every possible variation so please use some caution especially with At 500 2000 with various dos systems. CDTV and ol course the new Amiga 1200 k 4000 Systems. Disks marked with a T should be okay on the A1200 4000 though obviously not yet extensively tested Please take care!
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ART07 KIIXS 2 di.k. ioniainln( kldi clipart!.
RTW HI SINESS IH.k fuU orortkv clipart!.
ARI09 OFFICE Aiuahrr iWTIcr lvp» di%k!.
ART 10 vn l »VTS I«.ofUud.nl up. Pk.!- ART 11 SALKTIME Man. Awful k©«n.tc!. ARII2 XMAS J df.k. of U» r r laird pks.'. ART 13 PI INCH 3 d«k. Of cartoon plo! .
ART 14 ANIMAI-S t aniaUH qualify picture*.'. ARTIS CATS Onl. 12 pk* but uiprr qualify!.
ART It SILHOUETTES 18 *up.r .IBui tlH!. ART IT N( HtMil.S 2 dhk* of Khool pklur*.!. AKTI8 BABIES Clipart on a baby Ikmt.!. ARTIS SpflRT 2 di*k. FuU of .p.wl pkterwl.
ART 20 OLYMPIC Anufher .port t.p. dltk!.
ART 21 Muill At. 2 dHkv rull of mtdi.al .bparf!. ART22 SEAI.il : Pktiin* from lh.lk-.an!. AUI2.I DECORATIVE MONTHS I brmn monih.
AKI24 W At kY lunar comic ivptcbpori'.
ART 25 HOLIDAYS Hobday lyp. Plrtero!.
ART 2t BANNERS 2 di.k. full of buinrn!.
ART2T ART NOCVEAl FLOWER* Ltoral art!.
ART 28 Bl TTEREIJE-S Nk. Pklur«!.
ARTIS EtHID 2 dltk* on a food Ymcb.n ihcmr!.
AK1411 MYTHS Mythical lmat« - ART4I IMH. WtKHHTTS Sep.. Wodp. Pk.!. AK142 CAT UfMHK'l IS Or nil .ddcai pic.!. ART43 ALRH AN WIHHMt Is Afrkan animal.!. ART44 AMERICAN WOODCCTS Mor. Animal*!.
AR 145 ART II WOOIM I T' N-«ih.rn animal.!. ART4* I ARM WfHilK I TS Farm animal*!.
ART47 MIXED AMMAI. WOODCCTS Nk. Pk*!.
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WSAGA6 * 7 JPEG loadert!! These disks contains 24 bil Jpeg pictures which unpack in ram lo display as Stiperham 8 on n 1200 4000 machine!! Brilliant!
WSA(;. 8-I2 5 Jpegs of wildlife pics,l6 megabytes unpacked per disk! Displays at tuperham on 1200!
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-V PU238 M O R C V2 rune caste- new t dis« version'.Y PU354 ASTRONOMY .2 caoilflte mtoon solar syslam' .Y IPU362 STARVtEW Gives v*«rw o' swr tor grven nm® eK'.Y IPU363 FORCASTER Hoise racing predicoor. Program' .Y PU364 COURSE FORM Simple hem. R»c--i0 ptedclicn .Y PU37S POOLS TQOLS2 3 pools reeled pro»ams'.Y PU377 MING SHU Mak o yoif own horoscopes' -Y j uuerin" * 30 uru * 'i.mni compiler -.i 1 KARATE WORM II Nice Htlle game' .Y 5 DRIVER TEST Test the speed ot your reactions!. Y 2 SLIDESHOW CONSTRUCTION SET V2I .V APD435 APD442 APD451 NOOOY.S PLAYTIME Educaltonal demo’ .Y APD452 RAMOS PRO For
Amos Professional! .Y APD458 TOP OF THE LEAGUE Football manager'.'
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tab pctwes' -V CCL023 BIRDS 1 ? 6-130 Some good pctufes! .Y CCL024 BIRDS 131-138 Mcve bed picturos' -V CCL026 BIRDS Morn mpnro pelves here' -v CC1027 CATS 116 Super cat pcs.auiobooa! -Y CCL02B 35 DOGS 1 126 Suoot dog pcs.B disks' -V CCL036 EXPLORERS 1 13 famous B.picvers.auiooooiB-y CCL037 40 FISH t 92 Super pica pictures.|4 disks).y CCL041 FIOWERS 113 Ftower pctures.autoboots'-y CCL042 FIOWERS '4 25 More fewer p-cs.au1000ots'iy CCL043 FIOWERS 26-37 More newer pcs.autoboots'iy CCL044 FIOWERS 38 50 More (lower p«workbench.y CCL045 FIOWERS 51 62 More (lower p s autoboois'.. CC1046 FLOWERS 63-74
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4 25 Mustca" auloooots -Y CCL073 INSTRUMENTS 26 36 MILITARY 16 aulcboots .Y CCL074 MILITARY 7-17.4 MUSICIANS 14! -Y CCL075 MUSICIANS 9 2i CiSKtoai autoboots -Y CCL076 PREHISTORIC 2-19 Dmoaau»s' autoboots' -V CCL077 PREHISTORIC 20 25 EOPlE I 8 autobwis' .Y CCL0?B’80 PEOPLE 9 50 lots of peoote' 3 daks).Y CCL081 PEOPLE 6 Pre«er*«. Good ptolurea1 -Y CCL082-4 PRESIDENTS ' *C USA peudonts 3 disks -V CCL085 REPTILES i I* Gocd pictures auioboois' -Y CCL086 REPTILES ’9-38 More replies' autobools' -Y CCL087 REPTILES 39-50. Shga I 9autobools' -Y CaOBB SHIPS 10 33 Marine vessels' .V CC10B9 SPORTSMEN
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C BOOS LMS of Brushes. 155 pcs on a Knanoai theme -Y CBO06 Lots ol Brushes of cuto cartoon caracle-s' .Y PA065 68 REAL 3D 14) Superb of the program.
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PA095 HOW TO RUN INTO A WALL by Eric Schw.rU! .Y PA099 ATF AGIUTY new ES amm. Very witty aa usual.Y CDPD I Features Fred Fish 1-6*0 . Hundred* of musk modules. & much much mnrr! 19 95 PA 100 VTOl CONTEST Check oul this i PA10I DOLPHIN DREAMS Great Dolphin anim- . R f*f*r*( ncun nii-v n. . . . . , .. PA103 4 KINOFISHEH 2 Superb bird ammahona!. Y ( DTV DI MO DINK t»*rr 600 megabytes of demnv samplex. Gamev clipart PA106 7 THE JOURNEY Fab fractal pks 4 anima 2).Y animation* & 1000 module* lo play 19.95. Pai IB 3 SCHWARTZ Skydlve.Sofl landing 4 bomber! -Y PA119 STEAM ANIMATION V2.0 Now wilh sound!
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UF 23, CliPFE HOUSE. PRIMROSE STREET KEIGHLEY. BU2I 4NN TEL: 0535 667 469 The Public Domain scene is packed with absolutely loads of programs from children's paint packages to workbench utilities and games.
Richard Baguley investigates what's hot and what's not from the latest batch of PD releases.
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Borealis comes with several images for colouring in.
BOREALIS JUNIOR VALLEY PD It's nearly that time of year when the kids start running around the place, demanding new and satisfying experiences to keep them happy over the holidays. Tempting though it may be to introduce them to the delights of deep sea diving without a suit you might be better off getting hold of a copy of Borealis Junior, a paint program designed with the younger artist in mind.
It's a conversion of a commercial program for the Nimbus RM, but don't let that put you off. As you'd expect it's very easy to use, with a full screen menu accessed by pressing the right mouse button. There are a variety of drawing tools, including a rather good rainbow option. It won't turn your offspring into the new Jackson Pollock overnight but it's great fun.
X-BEAT PRO SEASOFT At the heart of every great dance track lies the drums, be they real or electronic. There have been several programs designed for creating drums on the Amiga before, but this is the best I’ve seen.
You could always use a program such as SoundTracker or OctaMed, but they haven't been designed specifically for creating drum patterns, and they don't come with 29 drum samples built in. Anyway, it's all pretty easy to use. With a good user interface, which is divided into three screens: one for creating patterns, one for sequencing patterns and another for creating the bassline. Four example files are included on the disk, and these show off what you can do with the program rather well. It's nowhere near as sophisticated as OctaMed, but this is a benefit rather than a problem, because you
don’t have all the other stuff getting in the way. Support for triggering the patterns via MIDI would have been welcome, but it’s still a useful program, and only costs £3 to register.
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CLUBBS CLUBBS Clubbs isn't exactly a disk mag, it’s like a Bulletin Board without the modems. One of the things that attracts people to Bulletin Boards is being able to talk to other users, and chat about a range of subjects from computers to beer. Of course, you need a modem to connect to a Bulletin Board, but if you haven’t got one, Clubbs is the next best thing.
The idea is simple. There are a variety of topics held as text files on a disk, on subjects ranging from Amigas to conspiracy theories. If you see a message 011 a topic that you are particularly interested in, you reply to it, and your reply will be included on the next month’s disk.
It’s a wonderfully simple way of getting answers to questions, and you don't get the immense phone bill that often accompanies calling Bulletin Boards. The inclusion of a front end would make accessing the files a bit easier, but it’s 110 great hassle to load the text into any text viewer or word processor. Each months disk costs £1, including postage and packing.
PD GAMES & UTILITIES JANUARY 1 994 Formulary of Drugs WORKBENCH 2 3 UTILITIES KEW-II U 080 The advent of Workbench 2 and 3 has meant a great increase in the number of Workbench utilities available in the Public Domain, because it’s much easier to add these programs to Workbench as commodities. This disk contains a selection of the best Workbench 2 and above add-ons.
The disk contains seven utilities including FracBlank (a fractal screen blanker). MagicMenu (gives Workbench menus a 3D look), PPData (for compressing and decompressing programs and data) and GuiArc (a mouse-driven front end for compression programs). All of these have been available elsewhere, but this is a good collection of utilities on one disk for A1200 or A4000 users. O SEASOFT COMPUTING, The Business Centre 80 Woodlands Ave, Rustington, West Sussex, BN163EY VALLY PD, UF 21, PO Box 15, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1NZ Creating your own requesters has never been so easy.
GadToolsBox will even write your source code for you.
If you’re a programmer, you'll know that one of the most tiresome aspects of programming is generating your requesters and creating the code to include in your programs. Fortunately, this is no longer necessary if you program in Assembler, C or Oberon, thanks to Jan van den Baad’s excellent GadToolsBox program. This enables you to generate requesters by setting a size, selecting what type of buttons you want, and dragging these on to the screen. Once you’ve got the required requester, you can generate the source code for this in any of the three languages.
As you’d expect, you’re presented with a great amount of control over this code, including a number of options over how the generated code ties in with your programs. After all. There’s no point in generating all these nice requesters if the program formats your hard disk in disgust at the results. Anyway. If you follow the basic guidelines included in the excellent documents that go with the program, you shouldn't have a problem.
BASICALLY IVIEDICiniE VALLY PD (CLR) People often worry about being ill, or not really understanding what’s happening to them when they are ill. This two-disk multimedia program is designed to give you information on a variety of common illnesses, and background information about what all those weird sounding drugs are actually for. The program was created using Hyperbook, and is very professionally produced.
Basically Medicine is mostly text based, with only occasional illustrations, but the text is very well written, and there’s even a separate section on a Some games walk a fine line between being enjoyable and totally irritating in a throw-that-disk- in-the-bin sort of way. This is one of the latter. The concept is simple: move two or more similar- coloured or shaped boxes next to each other, and they vanish in a puff of smoke. Some levels have three or four of the same types of boxes, and if you miss one, you are stuck. Clear the screen, and it's on to the next of several hundred levels.
Ian Quigley has done an excellent job of coding the program, and he's even included the full assembler source code, and the original game data.
There's also a diary revealing exactly what programmers get up to in the early hours, which seems to be mostly programming, strangely enough.
IBOX GRAPHIC F X PR008 Pi I tm | Nrtuiw PI trti* | EXIT T3 SEASOFT Every month, we peruse the best seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it’s the turn of: SEASOFT PD 1 Starfoase 13 3310 6 Print Levels V1114 2 Road To Hell 3287 7 AGA Utils 5 V1138 3 Magic WB V1200 8 GNU C++ Compiler V1209 4 Disk Utils 2 V1136 9 Kickstart 3 Emulator V1178 5 Conquest And Domination 3414 10 Shanghai 93 ASS127S Want to know what a specific drug does? Check it in the formulary section of Basically Medicine.
Variety of emergency techniques, such as how to tell if a person has been poisoned.
Also included are several sections on the history of medicine, giving background information about the pioneers of medicine such as Aristotle and Louis Pasteur. There's also a list of Nobel prize winners, with details about their contributions to medical science.
Overall, this is a very well put together program, but there does seem to be rather a lot of disk access, and it’s not always obvious that you have clicked on a button, as neither the button or the mouse pointer change. A few more illustrations would have been welcome (except in the surgery section), but apart from these minor gripes it’s an excellent reference source and well worth the £4.50 price.
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Stephen Bradley loads the disks, takes a long, hard look, and gives you the benefit of his opinions on all of the latest PD offerings... 1emo Z HAMOEL'S ROYAL FIREWORKS IVIUSIC TELESCAM Composed to acc ompany a celebration of some peace treaty or other overseas. The Music for the Royal Fireworks was first performed in 1749. Rob Baxter has updated and synthesised Handel's masterpiece for the Amiga and it makes a refreshing change from the usual ravy types.
There is loads of info included about the music and the man himself (not Rob Baxter).
Actually, for those interested in snippets of Handel-related trivia, did you know that George Frederic Handel lived from 1685-1759, and wrote 46 operas, but is probably best known for his 18 oratorios, including the Messiah? I've always wondered why the audience stands up when they play the Hallelujah Chorus bit of the Messiah, does anybody know why? As to whether you will actually like the music on this demo is a different matter.
Me. I could just about Handel it.
HOLODECK CYMOST1C POO72 “It's art Jim, hut noi as wc know it." Ilolnderk is a rather fine collection of ray-traced images of Slur Trek spacecraft from the Infinite Frontiers team.
The Enterprise is pictured in various battle confrontations and artist Mark Platts and musician Bjorn Lvnne have put together a tidy package.
Recommended for fans of Slur Trek and or fairly bland synthesizer music.
RIIUK-A-DIIUK CYMOSTIC D021G "And a rinky dinky doo lo you," said a cartoon character whose name escapes me. Despite having the best title of the month. Rink-a-Dink by the Lemon programmers, is fairly standard litre. The thumping ravy backbeat is rather nondescript, and a bit short. But some of the visuals are excellent, particularly those that resemble a swirling stained glass window. Not the besl, but better than many.
DREAMTRIPPIMC TELESCAN This innovative demo begins m with some television interference followed by a Testcard (Digital Television) which proceeds to go bonkers. A very positive start. It's a multi-media overload, 'the choice of a new generation.' It proclaims. But apart from this it's the usual swirling dot and cube effects (the cubes are excellent) and the backing track is suitably chaotic.
IVIEIUACE COSIN IIC PD ifiunT ”1 PuaSi TrSEZ CnRilLERS - rCEi-iNE Oil with the usual blippy music, swirling vectors and the reassuring CND symbols. There are some nice piano effects and dotty dancing girls. However.
Menace is a demo for real devotees rather than the casual rave demo observer.
IUICHTMASTERPIECE CYNOSTIC SOI 99 LAST STAND OI l HOTH CRAIG COLLINS FHG QRGPIPGS IN THE I You can’t beat a howling wind to add a bit of atmosphere, and the intro uses one to full effect, although, unfortunately, it's downhill from there 011 in. Nightmaslerpiece from Mystik is a collection of three 'tunes' which were probably inspired by some concept track or other from 1973 (at least we're mercifully spared the rave track). The visual consists of a cracked stone-efl'ect interface and a whole load of scrolling comments asking such searching questions as 'can you feel it?' I couldn't.
DANCE CLASSICS VOLUME SIX CYNOSTIC SOI 95 Collins has captured perfectly the ponderous movements of the huge A.T.A.T.'s. Check it out.
Craig Collins is one of the most creative Amiga animators and he has really excelled himself with this futuristic and atmospheric animation.
Time: the future. Place: ice planet Hoth. A few remaining Snowspeeder pilots (they're the good guys, hurrah!) Are battling it out against the evil empire's monster A.T.A.T.'s. And it's all just like good old Star Wars.
Last Stand on Hoth is all seriously good stuff. The A.T.A.T.'s are enormous robots things which clump around in a suitably menacing and robotic manner. Collins has perfectly captured the movement and everything is incredibly realistic (not that I've ever seen an A.T.A.T in real life, you understand). Last Stand In Hoth requires a minimum 3Mb and if you want the version that includes sound you'll need 7Mb. A stunning ray- traced 3D animation.
The obligatory cube effect from the rave demo Menace, which will probably only appeal to hardened ravers.
This month's obligatory rave demo is from a group named Desire. And they don't disappoint.
Menace includes all the usual messages to pals in the scattered wastes of Scandinavia, tales of wild parties, drugs and A 1200s (that was a lie) along risque but you're not going to let that put you off are you? Samurai Warriors, spacemen, small animals and children - you name 'em, they're on here. The images fade in and out so you just sit back and enjoy (and occasionally swap disks).
TOP 10 DEMOS Every month, we peruse the best seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: TELESCAM COMPUTER SERVICES
1. Fit Chix II AGA 6. Clairvoyance
2. Bodyshop 5 AGA 7. Boris Vallejo
3. Point of Sale AGA 8. Vomit
4. Heliopolis 9. Dreamtripping
5. World of Manga AGA 10. Technological Death HEEL e HERL-Ea Oft
KEIU I F3 7 *5 - HMHSTnRain Despite its distinct lack of
visual splendour. Dance Classics Six nevertheless has some
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Cast your eye over this three-tune collection.
N'ight Crawlers' Hush The heeling On is the best, and despite my aversion to dance music. I thought it was excellent. Ileal 2 Heel features a rapper warbling about funky grooves The third track is more of a Spanish disco in August affair with the odd Hispanic 'are you all ready for this' type of chant thrown in at irregular intervals for good measure.
Unfortunately, I found it impossible to stop the tunes once they started, much to the distress of the rest of the office. '2?
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Q 2820 PBTOS QUEST 20 level cute platform game ? 2M0 TETRR
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CROSS OVER -Punlfpmt ? 3169 BOMB JACKY - Bomb Jack?
? 317m OBUVION Defender done G 3177 OTHELLO G 3206 MORIA 5.4 Bnllunt RPG Q 326’ GIGAR TETRIS Polished version of Tetri* for Imcg chip • .Amiga* ? 3303 SLAM BALL Foothill management game G 3322 TOP OF THE IEM-IE Sec above... Q 3340 CASH FRUIT Playable fruit machine simulator Q 3460 AZTEC CHALLENGE Great conversion from the CM G 3453 MEGABALL 21 latot version of that classic game 'Break-Out* G 3459 BAGIT MAN Addictive platformei ? 3156 FRUIT PANIC A new son of Pacman game, very good Q 3455 GNU CHESS Up to date chess program Very intelligent ? M62 STARIANS Amazing shoot-em-up with great graphic*
G 3169 WE RIGHT WAY A Lemming* dune G 3669 INSECTOIDS 2 Addictive new Galaxian* game Q 3531 PREMIER PICKS The 2nd Premier league b here ? 3532 CAME TAMER 1.01 Over 400 cheats for games, tnc kud* uf new ones ? 3510 RUMMY ? 3563 ROADTOHEU Top view racing game, brilliani game play Q 3812 SUPER PACMAN '92 Q 3463 THE DISK MAG G 3MX UNDER COVER Excellently composed music ? 3*65-2 SPECCY-EmilMot ? 3171 GRAND PRIX MANAGER Super management game 0 3472 HYBRID INSTRUMENTS Ytay high quality instrument G 34~3 INTRUDER ALERT Q 3474 MINI SPREAD Mini spread i» a powerful but small spreadsheet, good ? 3*76
PAST INTRO MAKER 2 Powerful demo maker G 3477 SAMPLE FACTORY 2 Large collection of sound fx G 3478 KLAW GAMES III Q J479 KLAW mUTlES III Q 3480 BOX (The Adventure) U you like text adventurcv you’ll like this G 3483 BOOTEM • BOOTGIRl 2 superb programs, put a program on the bond*** of any disk ? Sum text viewers A collection of text viewers & picture showers G 3485 BOND.MINE 12 Bouldeidadi' ? 3486 Ereape of Billy Burger addictive new platfooner ? 3187 THE WEATHER Alima! Tunny munition ? 3190 SPACE CIEANER ? 3191 SUPER PRIX ? 3192 rvmus Video titling pack Q 3494 Maverick copier Removes protection
from over 300 game* Q 3495 KICKSTART 3 G 3496 IFF BOOT Whilst your hard disk boots, have it display a nice IFF piccy G 3497 POWER DATA G 3498 TRUE ED 5 5 QS516 BOAI) RUNNER O 3517 PATIENCE - The card game G 3518 MONACO Q 3520 REBOUND - 2 player ? 3521 PAX SLM • New Pacman ? 3522 ACCOUNT MASTER ? 3523-3 AMATEUR RADIO ? 3526 COLOIR AIRCRAFT A rejection ol great plane pictures ? 3527 REVELATIONS (ART) Possibly the hot hand drawn Amiga an we've yet seen ? 3528 POST - PS FONTS ? 3529 PRACnONS - Edufanona!
? .5533 PONT FARM 3 nw 10 ? 3535 DICE COMPILER ? 35S ERROR INFO V2 Let* ytra know what error numbers mean, very useful ? 3539 SUPER DARK - So™ blanker ? 3518 TECHNOPHOBIA ? 3519 LSDL12 Int STD CODE ? 3550 LSD) 13 In. SAFE II ? 3552 LSDH6ARESTURE ? 3553 LSDl 19 Inc cncnplctc E ? 3551 LSDI20 Run Lame AGA ? 3555 TALENT MEGA DEMO ? 3557 SPACE INVASION New version of Space Invaders G 3558 SUPER VIEWER 2 4 Q 3559 POOLS WIZARD JNR Q 3560 KIDS DISK 2 Ihrec educational titles G 356] ENTITY GAME G 3562 MUSK'. BASE UTILITY Perfect for storing record* CD* Q 356* SPECTRUM EM 1.7 G 3565 MUG5Y HIRED HOOD G
3569 MICRO MARKET G J57I WILLY WORM G 3472 SIMON Simon savs?
G 3575 LEMMINGS NIGHT OLT G 3576 DCOPY 3 1 Powerful disk cvpiei Q3577 PRINTER PAL VI 0 G 3578 PRINT A CARD VI A cud printing utility G 3579 CATALOGUE 3 Q 3580 FIREFLY SHOOT 'EM Q 3581 SOFT AGA AGA emulator G 3583 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Sonic game preview ? 358-1 SKID MARKS ? 35S5 COPIERS UNLIMITED Huge collection of hack catalogue copier* Q 3586 LEMMINGS 2 HD G 3587 UBS DISK loads of libraries G 3589 WALL STREET Q 3590-3 TOOL MANAGER 2 G 3593 DLSKSALVE 2 Retrieve damaged file* wnh care, hnllunt utility Q 3595 FOOTBALL FORECASTER Q3596 THRUST Dl EL ? 3597-3 GRAPEVINE 16 latest dnk magazine G 2417
CASSETTE COVER Print your own cassette inlay* Q24I9 LEDIT VJ.QA Text cdnor ? 2171 ONE MAN BAND Music Jukebox on the computer?
G 2478 POINT A CLICK New hybrid menu system, powerful ? 2177 WORDS WORDS WORDS A collection cf word procc«or* Q 2485 A500* LTIUTIES G 2486 AMIRAGF DISK MENU Easy to use menu maker G 2500 INTRO CONSTRUCTION KIT Create your own snazzy intros to disk* Q 2501 AMIGADEX VI 61 Card filer G 2510 FORMS UNLIMITED 100* of pre-defined form*, including invoke, crcdir note. Delivery note etc ? 2521 POWER PACKERS E'erythmg you need to crunch file* 02525 A500PLUS ITIUT1ES1 ? 2526 A500PIUS LTIimES 5 ? 2527 ICONS FOR AH. 2 lOQs of ready to use Icon* lor Workbench Q 26*3 SNOOP DOS If you cant get a program to
run by itself on its own disk, get this li tell* you exactly wfuch libraries files any program is trying to load up, a great program ? 2615 RAYSHADF VI0 A PD ray tracer that i» quite difficult to use CLL Shell knowledge required Q 2652 POPl.T MENU ? 2651 KEV MAP EDITOR ? 2676 SHELL TOOL5 POR WB2-3 ? 269B VTDEO EDITORS' KIT Contain* different video wipes, and tiding tools O 27Q1 SHOWGIF • IFF2GIF Q 2819 AMIGA PUNT Horse race prediction software G 2842 BUDGET - Home Account* O 2847 MULTI FAX Vi.O For sending A receiving faxes on the Amiga, a modem is required G 2906 DTP Competent desk tup
publisher 02911-2 TWIN EXPRESS Link up two computers together, either .Amiga to Amiga. PC to PC or Amiga to PC.
Great for tnndcmng files back and forth iWiring diagram Included) ? 10112 BARNET Simple network tide ? 2969 UTILE OFFICE Include* simple won! Processor, database etc G 2974 LITTLE BENCH 2 0 Speedy WB G 2999 POWER BENCH 1.0 Q 3002 CU TUTORIAL Explain* CU A Shell Great fra beginner* Q 3003 PASCAL LANGUAGE Q 30 M AMIGA TLTORLAL ? S0I2 MULTI DOS 1.12 Transfer Amiga info to PC and vice-versa Q 3018 ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER G 3021 FORTRAN COMPILER G 3073 BACKUP V'3.5 - Hard disk hackup Q 3081 HAM LAB PRO V 08 Powerful picture manipulator A converter G 3125 TACXV1.2 Arum construction kit G 3339 AMIGA
BEGINNERS GUIDE Q 3417 BAD FORMAT Remove* had track* on corrupted disk* G 3535 DICE COMPUER ? 3553 RANDOM QUOTH Every tune your computer boots up the System will give you a different quote O 3531 PCTA6K 2.03 Lues! Version of this amazing new shareware PC emulator. 256 colour* (VGA) on an Amiga I200 Q 3564 SPECTRUM EMULATOR 1.7 Very fa* Spectrum emulator run spcccy games on your .Amiga Q 3590-3 TOOL MANAGER 2 U ART1-2 ? ART2-2 ? AW3-3 ? Arh ? ART5-2 O ART6-2 ? ART7-2 ? .ARTS ? ART9 0 AETJO ? ART11 ? ABTI2-3 ? AR113-3 ?arth D AKT15 ? ART16 ? AKT17-2 ? ARTI8 D ART19-2 ? ART20 ? ART21-2 D ART 22
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D ART4H G ART49 QART50 ? 1096-3 AMAZING TUNE5 2 A true classic music demo. Nra 500* A1200 ? 2630-2 TEF * GIGAMDP 20 minutes ol the best music mix we've heard, fareinatlng visual* and it even ha* Maggx- Thatcher singing in part of it G 2736-4 'A-Z OF CM TINES' ? 2748 INTENSE RAVE Q 2792 CUBIK TECHNO Q 2793 PARADISE TECHNO G 2799 'MUSEUM “92' Nice music with tome neat pix O 289) RON RAVE DEMO G 2930 SKETCH A TTIN'E Q 3093-2 SOUNDS OF SCIENCE A very populaj ink G 3114-2 UNLIMITED • (51 minutes) Get ready for possibly the longest music track to hit the Amiga ? 3395 INITRACnVE DANCE TRASH Br.llaant
rave demo Q 3396 SAN TTY JESTERDAY Skc peaceful tracks 0 3397 "GLOBAL CHAOS' G 3398 'BUCK ENERGY* ? 3399 'PERFECT 5* Q 3400 COMPLEX 'DEURJI M' Another one ik* to be missed G 3401 PIECE O MIND • Great sndl G 3402 ANDROMEDA 'Point break' G 3475 CONTINENTAL TECH DANCE Very good rave demo Q 3566-2 HIS MASTER'S NOISE A 2 disk extravaganza i over 50 trackv Not A1200 G 3600 FAOUJGtn
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3640-2 STAR BASE A good *dcawn ol game sample* G 3668 SHANGAJ
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C432 ACTION REPLAY IV Based on the hardware cartridge, you can freeze game*, rip graphics, sound and more Q C436 JPEG imUTIES GC46” PPSHOW 3 HA Displays AGA puwerpaefced picture* GC50( MINDWARP Hois 2 GC50i HDMEM Require* Mml1 Oc556 EAXI A RHEI AGA Another great AIM0 megademo DC55) PC TASK 2 01 O C608 OSCAR AGA REMO ? DOOI FRENCH AGA PROMO Outstanding AGA promo demo It won the best demo in France COPIERS G .3494 MAVERICK COPIER Remove* copy prraertion from hundred* cf n £™‘v ? 0659 TETRACOPY Powerful disk copier, that you can play tetri* whba copying a disk O3410 LCOK PICK 2 Remove* copy
protection tor over 400 game* ? 3155 X-KOPIA Very powerful!
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G 1776 PACCOPY Play Pacman whilst copying another disk.
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IIVIAGinaE FAS- From: Mark Rothwelt, Accrington. Lancs I recently bought an A1200 with 2Mb of Chip RAM. I am enjoying using Imagine 2.0. but I am wondering whether I could get better and faster images if I add some more memory. Would a 20MHz 68881 accelerator enhance the images?
Firstly, the 68881 is not an accelerator, it is a maths co-processor. This will speed up many operations on your A1200, hut it is not an upgrade for your processor. Adding some Fast RAM will speed up operations quite a bit. Hut the PCMCIA RAM expansions are not as fast as the trapdoor variety.
If you really want to speed up your Imagine renders, get hold of an FPU and RAM expansion such as the PC1208 (Power Computing 0284 843388) and send your Imagine disk to Diskcopy 1 .ilis and ask for an FPU version to replace it.
DRIVE DILEMMA From: Pete Sutherland, Southampton I read with interest the letter you published in the December issue of AF. I am having exactly the same problem with my hard drive on my A1200, except that data becomes corrupt after a transfer of only about 160K. Surely there is some more fundamental problem other than just faulty installation.
My drive was fitted for me, but I checked the connections inside the computer and the setup and It all seems to be fine.
Yes, you are right. After receiving a flood of letters and calls about this problem, some further investigation revealed that some mechanisms, which were designed for lap-top Pcs, were having trouble with the maximum data transfer rate. This causes larger programs, such as Wordworth, Dpaint and so on to screw up, while smaller Workbench programs work fine.
The solution to this problem is to reset the max transfer rate with your disk preparation software. For example, with HDToolbox dick on the Partition Drive gadget. On the partitioning screen, dick in the box FAULTY FITTIIUG From: Ian Petch, Milton Keynes I removed my hard disk to replace the faulty modulator in my A600. When I plugged the hard disk connector back in, I made a mistake and plugged in the cable too far to the left. Now 1 have nothing but (lashing lines. Is there anything I can do?
1 have a copy of DiskSalv but I haven't tried it yet.
The lirsi thing to do when you plug the cable in the wrong way is not to do it in the first place.
Depending on which way you plugged the cable in, you could have permanently damaged your drive and your Amiga's IDE interface.
Does your Amiga work without the drive connected? If so, connect the drive again (the proper way) and hoot from a floppy disk, preferably Workbench. Then use your disk preparation software (I believe that the version of Workbench with the A600HD lias lllYFoolbox oil it, use this) to repartition your drive and reformat it. Do not.
Whatever you do. Low level format the drive. This will completely knacker it. Good luck.
POWER UP From: Edward Spurrier. Fversley Cross. Hampshire I have acquired an old Apricot XEN computer, which 1 subsequently disposed of. I kept the power supply though, because it is in working order and supplies the current I need (12v at 5amps).
However, it has an unusual output connector which uses a 15-pin D type connector. I have no idea what each pin does as there are no manuals available to me. Could you please shed some light on the subject?
Continued overleaf which gives Advanced options and select change.
A new screen will open with several text gadgets on it, one of which is labelled Max Transfer. The default setting for this is OxFFFFFF. Change it to a smaller value, such as 0x2000. Then simply save changes to the drive and you are away. Thanks to everyone who called or wrote in with a solution to this problem.
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Please bear these points in mind and remember that we are trying our best to help you.
I think you should have tried writing to Apricot XEN Format but never mind, our technical wizardry will have a go.
How many wires actually lead in to the D-tvpe?
If it is only two or three, your problem could be reduced considerably by simply taking a pair of wirecutters to it. You are not going lo need the D connector anyway. Then all you need is a multimeter (or failing that a 12v bulb) to test die individual wires to check which one is giving you the 12v out. I don't know exactly what you want to connect it to. Remember that the Amiga itself requires more than just a 12v supply.
To the point... MEW VISTAS Oln your explanation of RAM you say that Static RAM does not lose its contents when the machine is turned off. Isn't this Non Volatile RAM? I am confused.
A Perhaps the explanation wasn’t clear enough Static RAM cards such as PCMCIA devices, usually contain a battery which can sustain the low power requirements of SRAM chips (they do not need a refresh signal). These devices retain their contents when power is disconnected, and hence can be used as RAM disk devices as well as pure memory expansions You are quite right that Static RAM. On its own, will not retain information. Sorry for the confusion.
0 Can I use PC CD-ROM drives with a CDTV or other CD device attached to my Amiga?
Yes. And you don’t even need CrossDos. The ISO9660 standard means that all CD-ROMs are in the same format This does not mean that you will be able to run PC applications (unless you have an emulator as well) but it does mean you can use PC text and picture files.
Olf I write-protect my disks can I still get a virus?
A If your disk is completely free of viruses and you write-protect it. There is no way that a virus can transfer itself on to that disk If there is already a virus on the disk though, it may still be able to infect other disks or even your hard drive Run a virus checker all the time when using Workbench and make sure that you check all new disks thoroughly.
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A Not without some severe re-wiring. Although machines and modems transmit data via the same method, faxes conform to a set of standards which includes different protocols for encoding the data and transmitting it securely This requires special chips, which are included in fax modems. There are several different makes of fax modem, check out the adverts in this issue.
Q Which English town is furthest from the sea?
A Haven't a due . Did you know that the first time the Stones played "2000 Light Years From Home- live since they recorded it was on their recent Steel Wheels Urban Jungle tour?
Readers who have been enjoying the Imagine Coverdisk program on Issue 53 will. I'm sure, be interested to know that the Vista program (found on Issue 33's Coverdisk) is able to save landscapes as Imagine objects.
So vista.dem real-life landscapes or any frac- tally-generated ones can be loaded into Imagine.
This can be done by choosing the Save Landscape option in the project menu of Vista and selecting TurboSilver as the save format.
That is very true. Thanks for pointing il out.
Readers should also be aware that many Imagine objects exist in the Public Domain and are often found in PD libraries or BBSs.
CRASH CRISIS From: IVIVinton, Ross-shire. Scotland I have an A500 with 1Mb of memory which I use mainly for Desktop Publishing. My problem started about two weeks ago, when, in the middle of using Pagesetter, my machine crashed.
After resetting I kept getting read write errors on the disk, so I made another copy from the original. This also failed to work and, being suspicious, I ran them through a virus checker and discovered a dormant version of Tomer Terminator on the bootblocks. I removed this but the disks still don't work, they kept coming up with "Bad Sector - try another disk". Everything else works OK, but I have noticed a slight difference in the clicking sound the drive makes. Every second click sounds all right, but the ones in between don't sound healthy. Is my drive suspect?
Being hit by a virus isn't a pleasant experience, but it is quite tricky to discern exactly where your problem lies. If your machine crashed while accessing the drive, you could have damaged both the drive and the disk. This won't happen with a software error or a guru message (because the system will close down all disk activity before crashing), but may happen if the Amiga completely reset without giving you any warning.
This is likely to damage the disk by screwing up the data, or if you are particularly unlucky, by From: C R Humphreys, Catterick. N Yorks My wife and I and our children all feel very let down by Commodore, because after selling our much loved A500 we bought a CDTV. Now we feel Commodore have abandoned us. Can you please answer the following questions.
1) Are Commodore going to do anything to help out CDTV owners in
the way of upgrade offers, so CDTV users can catch up with
everybody else.
* 661 AHVnNVr The CDTV was a bit of a flop, but that is often the
case with ground-breaking technology. Fortunately, it is not
completely useless. However, here are the answers to your
questions:
1) I doubt if Commodore will do anything in the way of CDTV
upgrade offers. At one time, some dealers did do trade in
offers, but these are long gone now.
Now most of the dealers are trying desperately to get rid of any CDTV stock they have left.
You are better off keeping it, unless you want to place an advertisment in your local paper and try to sell it on to someone who wants to use it as a CD-ROM drive for their existing Amiga setup.
CDTV: one* ahead of It* time. It was only a question of time before it became behind the times.
2) Are there any Fast RAM upgrades available for the CDTV?
There are RAM upgrades available. Calculus stores certainly used to do them. Check by calling them on 0543 251275.
3) Are there any memory cards which fit in the front of the CDTV?
The original PCMCIA standard (rev 1) is no longer supported by any developers. It was planned to take small Flash RAM cards to hold preferences data or saved game information, but nobody ever produced any to this standard. In short, no.
4) Can we fit a hard drive to our CDTV?
Yes you can. The internal circuitry of the CDTV is very much like the A500 and is capable of supporting a hard- drive. Again, Calculus should be able to help you here.
5) How can we make our CDTV faster and better and generally more
impressive?
Have it gold plated and stick it on the back of a CBR Fireblade.
6) Where does David Pteasance live? My family and I would like to
go round and make him eat our CDTV.
6) He lives at... no, perhaps not. Violence is never the answer.
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WORKBENCH - HINTS, TIPS AND HELP JANUARY 1 994 IIWIACIIUE QUERIES To all thi- people fhal have been writing in with queries relating to Imagine, here are the answers:
Q. How do I install Imagine on my hard drive?
A. The simple way to install Imagine on a hard drive is to
prepare a drawer on the hard disk (using the New Orawer
option, or copying and renaming the Empty drawer) called
Imagine Then insert the Imagine disk in your drive and open
the CLI.
Now type: copy Imagine2.0:1? DhO: laagioe ALL and press Return All the Imagine files will now be installed and you can simply dick on the icon to run Imagine. You can copy over all the demo textures and objects in the same way by placing that disk in the drive and typing: copy df 0: •? DhO:iangina ALL This may take some time, but it will copy all ot the files required causing a head crash (when the drive head actually touches the disk surface instead ol skimming over the top ol it) which usually results in permanent physical damage to the disk - it will never work properly again.
The fact that you had a virus on the disk could be coincidental or it could have been the virus which caused the crash, hut that virus could not have harmed your drive in any direct fashion. A head crash could have pushed it slightly out ol alignment, but if vour software is running OK. 1 wouldn't worn about it.
FOR TWO PINS From: Darren Smith, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire Is il possible to buy spare pins for a Slar KR-10 9- pin printer and if so, how much are they and where can I get them? As you can see. The quality is very poor with two of the pins missing.
There probablv is a way ot jusi replacing two ot the pins on the printhead, but it isn’t really worth il. A much better idea would be 10 replace the entire prim head. Vou should he able to get hold ol one from the people who normally supply voiu iil - bons. Or tailing that, call Star on (1494 471111 AS70 WITHOUT IfVIB From: F Huggins, Fssex I have just purchased an A570 CD-ROM ditve for use with my A500. It seems to work quite well in spite of the fact that I am sure I read somewhere that you need 1Mb of Chip RAM for it to function correctly.
The CD-ROM drive does require a I Mb Agnus hip. The 8372. In order to access the drive prop- crlv. It doesn’t actually matter, for a large number ol titles, whether vou actually ha e l ll of Chip RAM installed or not. It is just the Agnus that is needed.
Manv A50()s did have the ECS version of Agnus installed and it is possible to upgrade your machine to have a lull 1Mb ol Chip RAM. This would mean using an extra 0.5Mb in the tr.qwloor slot. If this is whe re vour 2.5Mb RAM expansion is.
You may not he able to use it. The actual modifications required van depending on exactly which revision ol the A500 you have, and there simply isn’t space here to cover all the options.
Possibly the easiest way to upgrade is using the Megachip2 from Power computing, reviewed elsewhere in this ven issue.
MUSIC MATTERS From: Tom Paneboume, Hastings, Fast Sussex Excellent. I must say that the new look Format is really cool. It really is a step forward. With such an excellent looking magazine, you must be able to answer my questions.
Q. I am getting old waiting for my Imagine images to appear and I
don't think that I will live long enough to ever see another
Qukkrender on my machine. How on earth do I get Imagine to
render faster?
A. You need an accelerator card for your Amiga, some extra RAM or
a maths co-processor If you get a 68881 or 68882 FPU chip for
your Amiga, be sure to send away for the FPU version.
Q. I can't seem to edit the preferences. What is going wrong?
A. You are probably not reading the correct file Try booting up
from Workbench and then entering the following command in
the CLI: ed maglnei.oiImagine.config This should bring up the
configuration file for you to edit Just press escape and then
X and return when you have finished to save the file I have
only a half meg Chip RAM machine, with a
2. 5Mb RAM expansion in the trapdoor slot.
The only disc I have which doesn't work is Sim City, which I understand does require a full megabyte of Chip RAM. How do I go about upgrading?
UNSURE From: Hen Dyer, Fubenliam. Leicestershire There are a few things I ant not sure about and I would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions:
1) When I was playing l emmings - The Tribes on my friend's AI200
I noticed that when it was loading it said "Extra RAM". Does
this mean that more is added to Lemmings on a 2Mb computer?
2) I’ve heard that you can play ordinary A500 games on an A1200
if you can slow the machine down. Is this true and how do vou
do it?
3) If I had a GVP A530 on my A500 would I be able to play A1200
games?
4) Is it worth getting a (il) ROM drive for my Amiga 500. Silica
are selling them at £99.
I o lake voiu questions in sequence:
1) It doesn't mean that there is anvthiug in the game that vou
only get to see on a 2Mb machine.
Mans games notice when the RAM capacity ol the machine is larger than normal, and tliev use this extra space to store more ol the game in the computer's memory. Therefore, when vou are placing the game you don't have to swap disks or wail lot things to load quite so olleti. Some games do have extra sound effects or animation sequences which are only used with extra inemorv.
2) Not all A300 games are incompatible with Continued overleaf «¦
Is there a midi compatible real-time music program for the
A500 that shows the notes in a conventional format (minims,
crotchets and so on)? What is it and where can I get it?
How much would an 80Mb IDE drive cost and how much room would I have left on it after installing Workbench 3. Final Copy II and Monkey Island ? Is there any software which will convert Apple Mac system 6.2 to the Amiga and vice-versa?
Deluxe Music Constnution Sel 2 is the answei to voiu pi avers. It was reviewed in Issue 31 and can he obtained from Electronic Arts lot the more than reasonable price of £89.99. (live them a call on 0733 3-16165.
You may lind it rather difficult to obtain an 80Mb IDE device, there is a hit of a shortage at the moment. You could gel a 120Mb drive lor around 1250 il vou look around. I his would leave vou with around 100Mb alien installing all the programs vou mentioned.
II vou are talking about tile transfer, it is best to use !*( i disks and Crosslins on the Amiga and Apple Eile Exchange on the Macintosh.
Thanks for your kind words about the redesign, but art ed Sue prefers chocolate.
The A1200. Old games don't stand a chance "I working, but anything released in the last IK months is likely to work OK. Some compatibility problems can be solved with Public Domain utilities such as Degrade!. Or simply by using the boot menu on the AI200 (hold down both mouse buttons when booting up).
:t| No. The A530 is a hard drive and accelerator which actually makes the A500 much faster than an A1200. It does not give it the At .A chipset, though, which is what enables the A1200 to display lots of colours at once.
JANUARY 1 994 WORKBENCH - HINTS, TIPS AND HELP In depth explanation
• I) Well, it is certainly worth getting if you want a til) ROM
drive. If von think that you are going to be able to play (
I)1'- games with it though, you are sadly mistaken. You will
Ik- able to use CDTV games though. Remember that your A500 must
have a I Mb Agnus chip to run the A570 drive.
BIGGER, BETTER... From: Mark I)can, Norwich, Norfolk.
Could you please give me a little advice. I want to upgrade my Amiga 1200 to give it a bit more memory and maybe make it run a bit faster. I don't have too much money' to spend though.
I have thought about the Blizzard 1200. Would this do what I want? What is the difference between the accelerator and RAM boards for the A1200. They all claim to add extra memory' and make the machine run faster.
I have also acquired a 2.5-inch IDE drive (120Mb) from an IBM computer. Will I be able to use this on my machine?
To begin with, any expansion that adds Fast RAM to your machine will result in an increase of speed.
This is because Fast RAM is, surprisingly enough, much faster than Chip RAM. Memory is used to butler desires such as the disk drive and also for storing environmental variables. The speed increase can be quite dramatic.
Most RAM expansions also give you the option of adding a maths co-processor. This chip, which is also known as an FPU. Will speed up mathematical calculations performed by the .Amiga. This means that some software (such as Imagine or Vista) will run four or live times faster than on a standard Amiga 1200.
Accelerators make the machine faster by substituting vour 68020 CPU chip with another one.
Usually a 68030. This means that nearly all operations are several times faster (it depends on exactly what speed of accelerator you get). It is unusual for an accelerator card not to have provision for extra RAM as well. Accelerator cards tend to be much more expensive though. If you are on a limited budget the Blizzard card or the Power Computing PC 1208 board will certainly add extra memory and speed up your machine.
Your IDF. Drive should work on the A1200. You will need a 40-wav miniature IDC connector to hook it up and a four-way connector for the power. The connections are quite clearly labelled on the circuit board. If the drive came out ol a P .
The cables from that are probably exactly the ones you require.
That's about it for another month. I'm sure you've all had lots of problems over Christmas, so jot them down on the back of a napkin and send them to me (oh and if you've got any mince pies going spare you could bung them in a jiffy bag too). Looking forward to hearing from you in the new vear. O 1 Printers can connect to either the serial port or the parallel port of the Amiga. Most printers use the parallel port as this provides a better speed for data transfer. Serial printers are only more useful when the printer must be positioned a long way away from the Amiga.
2 The most popular type of printer is a dot matrix. This works by striking an inked ribbon with an array of metal pins. The pins are raised or lowered to output individual dots on the page.
Dot matrix printers are very fast delivering speeds of around 200 characters per second in draft mode. Unfortunately, the results can also look quite bad as the individual dots can be seen quite clearly.
4To overcome this problem, dot matrix printers can micro space lines and pass over them twice This gives a less pixelated effect but takes much longer.
5 Another way of improving the quality of a dot matrix printer is to give it more pins. The standard dot matrix has 9 pins, but there are many 24-pin models on the market now.
6 In order for a printer to function correctly it must have the correct printer driver installed.
The printer driver translates the instructions from the software application into specific instructions which the printer understands.
7 Many printers will emulate a common standard. And so can use a non-specific driver (e.g. the EpsonX driver). This is useful to get the printer to work in the first place, but a specific driver is required to get the best results.
8 Sometimes the Workbench printer tklver is not good enough to really push the printer to its limits. There are a number of print enhancement programs available to replace the Workbench system issue 51 had TurixtPnnl on the coverdisk.
9 Black and white printers generate shades of grey by using dither patterns - groups of black dots that give the impression of a shade. Dithering can be adjusted from the preference settings to suit the type of printer you are using and the type of picture you are printing out.
Laser printers work by charging a drum with static electricity and using this charge to attract carbon particles. These are then heated to help them bond to the paper. Because of the accuracy of this method a greater resolution can be obtained on the paper. All laser printers can manage a resolution of 300 dots per inch, and some can even output at 1200 dpi.
Bubbiejet printers use liquid ink which is forced out through jets on to the paper. The bubbiejet engine is a lot cheaper to produce than a laser printer, but can give a similar and in some case better resolution on the paper (360 dpi). Early bubbiejet printers had trouble printing on some types of paper, because the ink didn't dry fast enough. This problem has been largely solved, but bubblejets still don't produce dots as precise and regular as a laser printer.
1 Many printers have colour options available.
I In the case of a dot matrix printer, this consists of a four coloured ribbon. Printing in this way is quite slow because multiple passes must be made. The results can be quite acceptable, but the ribbons do not last very long.
1 Colour laser printers are very expensive I 3 indeed. Colour bubbtejets are affordable (around 1600) and can be quite cheap to maintain.
See the review of the Canon BJ600C in Issue 53.
The alternative colour printers are dye sublimation or thermal transfer types.
These transfer colour ink directly from solid sheets and can produce quite startling results.
Unfortunately, although they are usually much cheaper than colour laser printers, they also cost a lot to run. Each page printed could cost up to a pound to print.
Other devices, such as samplers, often need to use the parallel port. In order to avoid having to keep swapping cables between your sampler and your printer, you can buy a printer switch, which effectively chooses between the two devices.
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As for games, well we'll just have to wait and see. Don't forget that there are two Amiga 4000s up for grabs, not to mention some 20 Tamiya RC cars in our Blitz Basic 2 and Skidmarks competitions.
HAPP® NE YEAR.BL up' If things go well in the next few months I think we might have to up the stakes and start thinking about giving away bigger and better prizes: sound systems for the musicians, maybe a Screamer or two for ray- tracers, and more Amiga 4000s for the programmers. Not a problem... (KID SOFTWARE Anyway, I've got an office full of Blitz Basic 2 packages and I want them out of here, so if you're still tinkering with AF52's Coverdisk version and all those programs you wrote on the C64 now look possible on the Amiga then the time is now!
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This message was brought to you by Acid mind-expanding software that cares.. BLITZ COMPO Du* to tba interest In the Amiga Formal Blits Basic programming competition and because we will be printing more commands that will be ol use to you in nest month's AF, wo have put back tho entry deadline to February 28. 1994.
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The first of a series of workbench tutorials, Pat McDonald tells you how to find your way around the workbench in a step-by-step guide.
NEXT MONTH Pat will cover simple disk operations such as copying and deleting files and formatting disks. Take it away Mr McDonald... tp@ WORKBENCH IS A system which gives you control over various Amiga functions in as simple a way as possible. It doesn't demand a lot of knowledge lo use Workbench, and many people swear they learned more about it by experimenting than from studying the written words. But.
Assuming you want to understand your Amiga a little better, here goes.
You control Workbench by using a system known as WIMP, which stands for Windows. Icons, Menus and Pointer. You use the mouse to move the pointer around the screen, and the mouse buttons to click on your selections.
One common point of confusion is. 'Why have two mouse buttons?' Well, the left one is used most commonly lo click on windows and icons.
The right button is used to select from overhead menus - the menu names don't appear until the right button is pressed and held down.
WIMP systems such as Workbench came into fashion for personal computers about 10 years ago. Up to that point, the only way for most people to use their computers was with a keyboard.
Commands had lo he meticulously typed, line by line, which is fine if you can type fast, but for a lor of people new to computers it was offpulling.
If you have not already done so. Turn on your Amiga and insert a copy of your Workbench floppy disk. Only use the original copy to make working copies. Getting a replacement Workbench disk is very difficult, so you should duplicate it a couple of times and only use the copies. Keep the original safe!
After about a minute or so. The Workbench screen will appear, showing the Workbench disk and the RAM (Random Access Memory) disk.
Move the pointer to either icon and double click (click the left button twice rapidly) and a window showing the contents of the disk will open. Note that there is apparently nothing in the RAM disk, but quite a lot of stuff on the Workbench disk.
A quick word about the RAM disk. This looks like a normal disk to Workbench, but everything in the RAM disk will be forgotten when the Amiga is turned off. It's a useful ‘half-way house’ when you want to keep a file handy, but you don't want it permanently.
The windows showing the contents of the RAM and Workbench disks have different action WHICH WORKBENCH?
This tutorial is for Workbench 3, as found on the A1200 and A4000. If you have an A600 with Workbench 2, most of the information is still relevant.
If, you are using Workbench 1.3 or earlier, then you will notice fairly significant differences. If you have an early version of Workbench, we would suggest that the time to upgrade has probably arrived.
Areas or gadgets as they are called on the Amiga.
These are areas that will react in some way when clicked on. To make an icon within a window do something, you must click twice rapidly - an activity called double clicking. Do all the clicking with the left mouse button, the right button is for displaying the menus.
Click on an icon within the Workbench window, and hold down the left mouse button. Move the pointer on to the RAM disk, and let go of the button. The mouse pointer will change to a clock (to show that the Amiga is busy with a job) and the lloppy light will glow as the Amiga copies the file from floppy disk into RAM. Eventually, you will see what you clicked on appear in the RAM disk window. This method of moving an icon around is called clicking and dragging.
Once you've got got the hang of clicking and dragging, try taking a look at the Workbench menus. Just press and hold down the right mouse button, and move the pointer to the top of the screen. By moving the pointer across the menu titles, you'll get the menus to appear. Move the pointer down to the item you want to select, and let go of the right button.
.As far as basic operations go, you're now ready to start using Workbench. Told you it was easy.
Anyway, take a look at the following three pages to see exactly what you can do with the Workbench.
Continued overleaf FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND THE DISKS Use the Workbench fonts to choose a typeface for your icons, menus and screen text display. You can easilj) add more fonts to your Workbench selection.
Rj- Extras is where some of the tools that you'll need to control your Amiga are stored.
J The installdisk contains the J tools necessary to install Workbench on your hard disk. You only get this disk if you buy an Amiga with a hard disk installed.
11:si: ii:si:33 u:st:n 11:37:11 11:51:33 11:57:11 11:51:33 11:57:13 11:51:33 11:57:13 11:51:33 11:57:17 11:51:33 11:51:13 11:51:33 ii:S7:11 11:51:33 11:57:15 11:51:33 11:57:21 11:51:33 11:S7:13 11:51:33 11:57:33 » 11:51:33 7 ra- I This is where In things like mon- itor. Keyboard and printer drivers are stored. Look here if you can't find the printer driver you need.
Locale contains the programs and the data which determine the nationality of your Amiga, so it knows what language to reply in and what keyboard layout you have.
, . The Workbench B disk is the heart of your Amiga.
It contains all the programs that make it the easy-to-use beast it is.
THOSE MENUS IN FULL WORKBENCH A QUICK LOOK AT GADGETS CLOSE : doses a window.
ZOOM SHRINK: Makes FRONT BACK: a small window big Shuffles windows and vice versa.
Like pieces of paper.
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Quit... OQ Workbench SCROLL BARS: drag to move the view of a window up, down, left or right.
SCROLL ARROWS are an alternative control for moving the window view.
These are general menu options that you don't use very often, although some can be useful.
L l BACKDROP normally. Workbench displays itself on a window. If you want to use every scrap of screen area, select this option to get rid of the window edges and leave a blank screen with the memory display at the top.
EXECUTE COMMAND: rather than fiddling around finding the Shell to type commands into, you can use this to execute one Shell command.
J l l- RESIZE: changes the size and proportions of a window.
REDRAW ALL: if part of a window has been corrupted - rare but possible - this option comes into its own. It redraws all open windows and associated icons from scratch.
Pi'»l 11* Im 1-1 II P SiSST” faWil W Mill It... SETTING YOUR PREFERENCES The way that Workbench looks and behaves can be altered quite a lot, by double clicking 011 the relevant Preference editor icon. They all do different jobs, although a few are inter-related to each other. All of these editors let you save the settings you have chosen. Once saved to disk, the next time you bool Workbench from that disk, your chosen sellings will be used. If you want to try the setting, click on Use.
What's that Presets drawer for then? Quite often, you find an Amiga program that likes a certain preference setting - for instance, one that demands that the standard Topaz 8 font is used on Workbench. If you are used to seeing a different font on Workbench, this sort of Preference clash can cause problems.
Hence the Presets drawer. All the Preference editors (except Time) can save certain setups into the Presets drawer. To select a given set of Preferences, all von do is click on the relevant Preset icon with Create Icons enabled - it's in the editors Edil menu of nearly all the editors. This saves a lot of messing about if you want different sets of Preferences.
FONT Fonts enables you to chose a typeface style for three areas of Workbench.
Workbench Icon Text is how names of irons are printed. System Default Text is used by most Workbench 2 or higher programs, as well as by Workbench itself when viewing windows by Name. This is one that often causes problems with older software. Finally. Screen Text is used for all title bars, most requesters, and menus.
Expect to change disks (Workbench for Fonts) if you are using a (loppy based system - the Amiga will tell you when.
¦CONTROL Your Amiga is capable of doing more than one thing at a time - it can run different programs or tasks at the same time.
This is called multitasking, and the easiest program to show how it works is Deluxe Paint which practically all Amiga owners have a copy of. By clicking top right (Front Back) you can shuffle between Workbench and Deluxe Paint, or any oilier programs that multitask.
Anyway, by holding down the left Amiga key (left of the space bar) you can drag Workbench up or down, to reveal any programs behind. You “ This is used to select mouse and keyboard settings.
Please note that the list of keyboards displayed here will not appear until you have dragged the relevant keymaps from the Storage disk into the Dess Keymaps drawer - that is. The Keymaps drawer in the Dess drawer on your Workbench disk. It's only worth bothering to copy the ones you will be using.
Although changing the mouse settings is quite a novelty at first, most people find the standard settings fine for most purposes. The biggest problem for beginners is usually the double-click delay. If you want to speed up the mouse movement, click on acceleration. This means you won't have so much fine control, hut it will enable you to use your mouse in less desk space.- can also do this by clicking on the title bar of Workbench, hut some people prefer to work by using the keyboard.
Coercion is only used if you arc using Productivity or Interlaced graphics modes on one program, but not on another. If you try and mix non-interlaced with interlaced or Productivity screens, everything flickers. Click the Coercion options 011 to reduce (hut not completely eliminate) this problem.
Screen Menu Snap is used on overscan screens, so that the menus are always brought down into view when the right mouse button is clicked. The Text Filter (which is usually on) prevents you from typing control characters into your Amiga by holding down the control key and hitting letters of the alphabet.
INPUT WORKBENCH TUTORIAL JANUARY 1 99A in order to select anything from the icons menu, you must first select an icon or two to work on. Clicking once on an icon will select it. The border around the icon will change, and in most cases so will the shape of the icon (drawers spring open, for instance).
ResetWB Used to select various language conventions, such as how a date is stored, whether to use a comma instead of a deci(Ml 8, I
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keymaps, you need to drag files from your Storage disk to the
Locale drawer in the Devs drawer of your Workbench disk.
Note that minor differences benveen different national dialects (US English versus UK English) are handled, but needless to say there’s a limit to the customisation. The Storage disk is only so big.
Locale works on a national rather than language basis. Although Workbench doesn't use the Time Zone setting, some utility programs do.
RESET WORKBENCH: this option clears down Workbench to its starting conditions in the eventuality of everything going horribly wrong. This saves you having to reset your Amiga and reload Workbench. (You reset the Amiga by pressing CTRL and holding down the two keys either side of the space bar). If you have done some serious messing around, a keyboard reset is often necessary anyway. Try this first though, it could save you time and considerable bother.
This menu appears to do nothing at all. In fact, It's there for programs to put themselves into the list. The sad reality is that most programs don’t bother. A shame - it would be nice to select any program you want from a menu.
UPDATE ALL: this goes one better than Redraw All.
Update looks at the disk to see if any window contents should be altered. Do an Update and then Redraw if you have copied a file using Shell, because this bypass the normal screen update.
The Overscan facility sets the borders used by Workbench. Click and drag the black boxes until the screen looks right. Tvs and monitors take a while to warm up, so don't set this right away.
LAST MESSAGE: The top bar occasionally has messages flashed on to it, especially error messages. If missed it this option will bring it back up again.
ABOUT: Gives details about Workbench versions, like the fact that it belongs to Commodore.
CUB If some edges of your Workbench display are off the screen, or you have some blank unused areas that you want to use.
PALETTE Workbench either uses four or eight colours, depending on Colour Settings. Click on QUIT: Quits Workbench. Pointless to most people.
OVERSCAN LOCALE TOOLS Tools that Workbench 3 has fixed many of the problems, it still takes a lot of patience and trial and error to get a printer working just right. So be prepared to spend some time with this one.
As with Keymaps and Locales, you have to drag a file (a printer driver) from the printers drawer on the Storage disk to the Devs Printers drawer on Workbench. The tricky question is, which one? They're all named after a certain standard. But standards vary tremendously in the world of computers.
A couple of general guidelines are that EpsonX works with most printers, although it will not produce as good a printout as a custom driver.
NEC Pinwriter works on most 24-pin dot matrix Ti'rl’'' » You can spend many happy I 9 H hours messing around with 9 I 'his- Pointer is for changing | J the mouse pointer to what- | m 1_m ever shape you want. Set 1 .'-i ¦ ¦- -* Point is used for determin-
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The Cycle gadget to choose which you want. Click on a particular colour to change (for instance, background colour) and then either fiddle around with ihe RGB sliders or click on the colour wheel to select a particular colour.
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T [MPty [rash COPY: this is usually used for copying disks. Just select a disk icon (choose this from the menu) and your Amiga will make a copy of the disk, prompting you for a blank disk when necessary. The words "copy of" will be added to the name of the icon.
RENAME: used for taking the words "copy of" off the beginning of disk names, and for calling icons whatever you want them to be called. It is good Amiga practice never to put spaces in the name of an icon.
OPEN: this performs exactly the same function as double clicking on an icon.
The number one problem for very many new Amiga users is that of getting a printer up and running.
Despite the fact Some choices only work with certain kinds of icon.
POINTER PRINTER ICONS EXTENDED SELECTION How do you select more than one icon at a time?
There are two ways to do it Either dick and drag around a set of icons - the Amiga draws a rectangle around the area, and selects all items within it. This is fine when the two icons you want to select are together, but is a real pain otherwise.
The other way involves using the keyboard. If you have a picture file on a disk, try this. First dick once on the picture file icon, to select it Next press and hold either shift key on the keyboard. Finally, double click on the Multiview utility. Multiview loads and displays the picture.
Printers. Apart from that, i regret it's down to trying them. Don't forget to delete duff printer driver files, otherwise your Workbench disk will fill up very quickly indeed.
Anyway, once you've sorted that problem out.
You use this editor to change paper sizes and margins for printing out text. Note that some Amiga drivers have been known to support US paper sizes rather than L'K ones, although this applies more to older versions of Workbench.
A suitable printer driver selected with Printer in order to make use of this editor. So if you were planning on printing lots of lovely graphics five minutes after opening the box. Forget it. The two main options that are tricky to understand are Threshold and Dither. Threshold selects the satu- Continued overleaf INFORMATION: very useful option this. It tells you the type of icon, its size in bytes (think of a byte as a character of text), whether or not it's readable, writable, editable and deletable, and also enables you add tool types to tool icons and default tools to project icons.
LEAVE OUT: instead of digging through disks and drawers to find an icon, you can leave it out on the Workbench screen, then use this option to stamp it there. When the disk containing the icon is detected by Workbench, it will display any left out icons as well as the disk icon. Saves information to the disk.
EMPTY TRASH: only works with trashcans. All files in the trashcan will be deleted unless they are protected in some way in which case an error code is displayed and the emptying process is stopped.
UNSNAPSHOT forgets the position of an icon in a window. It's easy to lose track of an icon with this, but it usually turns up if you select Clean Up from the Window menu.
FORMAT: only works on disks. Disks must be formatted (blanked) before fresh information can be safely stored on them. Formatting erases all information from a disk, so use with extreme caution.
SNAPSHOT: fixes the position of an icon in a window and saves the information to the disk.
DELETE: obliterates a project drawer or tool icon forever. Use with caution.
This is used to select graphics printing options.
Of course, your printer must be able to print graphics and have PUT AWAY: reverse of Leave out.
PRINTERCFX THOSE MENUS IN FULL WINDOW Before you can use these options, you must first select a window to work on by clicking somewhere inside it. Most options are to do with tidying the display of windows, and so are only used occasionally.
NEW DRAWER: when you want to organise somewhere to put a collection of files, this makes a new drawer in a window, and asks you to name it.
U i n ij nu | New Drawer ON Open Parent Close OK Update Select Contents OR Clean Up o Snapshot » Show » View By » OPEN PARENT: if a window is showing a drawer's contents, and you want to find out where the file is. Use this. The Amiga gets confused if you have two drawers called the same name, so avoid doing this.
CLOSE: used to shut a window. Identical to clicking in the top left corner of a window.
UPDATE: Looks at what is in a drawer, and makes any necessary changes to the window display.
Ration level to print at - the darkest colour to print before leaving an area blank. Dither puts the dots of a graphics printout through a mathematical equation, which helps to blend blocky pixels. The other options are fairly easy to understand, it’s the above two that have to be played with to get the best possible picture printout.
Two other points - leave dithering off if you are using D l l’ software, which mixes graphics and text. Leave it up to the DTP software to dither.
Also, quite a few word processors and DTP programs use their own custom printer drivers, rather than the selected one in Devs Printers.
PRINTERPS This is used to select various options for use with PostScript laser printers.
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Here'S a quick rundown on What else is on Workbench such as running a calculator program. The that we haven't had room to cover in detail:- Commodities drawer here is for keeping track of mouse and keyboard input - check DEVS STORAGE DRAWER out the psychedelic Mouse Blanker program.
Very important one this. To use the files on the Storage disk, you first have to drag the icons from inside the Storage disk drawers to the relevant drawer in the UTILITIES DRAWER Devs drawer on your Workbench disk. You can save Contains Multiview (for showing pictures yourself a lot of hassle by dragging the icons to the and Playin9 sounds), the Workbench dock RAM disk, taking out Storage, putting in Workbench. Display program and More, an andent pro- then dragging the icons from RAM to your Devs what- gram for displaying text, ever drawer. Only drag over the files you will use.
SCREENMODE This controls the graphics resolution that Workbench uses.
Although most people jump straight to maximum res. 256 colours, there are good reasons why you shouldn't do this. The biggest one is that it takes up lots of memory, and the other is that it slows down an AGA machine, such as a standard A12(H), with only Chip RAM.
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SYSTEM DRAWER WBSTARTUP Contains support programs for fixing fonts, helping Programs stored here are run automatically with software compatibility and running Arexx. When Workbench is loaded.
However, if you are using Multiview to display graphics on your Workbench screen, or you are using WBPattern for a graphics backdrop, you must set the colours and resolution for the picture properly, otherwise Multiview cuts down colours and gets the size wrong.
SELECT CONTENTS: if you want to select all the icons within a drawer, use this. It saves holding down Shift and clicking on every individual icon.
CLEAN UP: when a window looks all messed up, this option lines up all the icons into neat columns.
The window shape should be adjusted first though.
SOUND SNAPSHOT two options in one. Snapshot All locks the position of all icons in their current position.
Snapshot Window records information about the current display - whether to show all the files or only the icons, and in which order form to show them (icons or text names). These changes are saved to disk.
SHOW: two options again. Show Icons is the default and only shows files which have an icon.
On the Amiga, this is a file with the same name, but ending in ".info". Show All Files shows everything, whether it has an icon or not.
VIEW BY There are four options on this. View By Icon is the default - this means windows have to be quite big, to show all the icons within them.
View By Name gives an alphabetical listing of all the names. View By Date shows the files in the order in which they were put on to the disk (really useful if you have a real time clock fitted to your Amiga). View By Size shows the files in ascending order of volume.
Avoid Productivity or Interlaced modes unless you have a suitable display - a multiscan or multisync monitor. A PC VGA monitor will display these resolutions, but not standard ones. A PC SVGA dual or multisync will work fine with all resolutions. Assuming you can obtain the relevant Commodore interface, The DBLPAL and DBLNTSC settings work well with multiscan Tvs.
SERIAL If you have a serial printer, rather than the more common parallel type, use this to select the correct speed, parity and handshaking protocol. If you want to use the RS232 port to communicate with other computers, get hold of the Public Domain program Ncomm, because, it’s much easier than doing it with Workbench.
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A1200s don't as standard, but one can be fitted on an expansion in the trapdoor. Having and using such a clock helps keep track of things, because the Amiga date stamps files on disk. You can tell what your first notes were, and what is the final document. By seeing when the latest file was created.
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do it. Using a picture backdrop takes memory.
The higher the resolution and number of colours used, the more memorv that is consumed. 5 FIVE ICON TYPES If you click on an icon once to select it then choose Information from the icons menu, you can see what kind of icon it is. On the Amiga, there are five kinds of Icon. These are Disks, Drawers, Trashcans.
Tools and Projects.
Going in reverse order; a Project is a data file, such as a picture or piece of text that you have created; a Tool is a program, such as Deluxe Paint or a word processor, for creating project files; a Trashcan is useful when you want to delete files - just chuck them in here and select Empty Trash; a Drawer is for keeping a group of files together and a Disk icon is used for giving something to dick on to get at all the other files!
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Currently used bitmap.
Width and Height specify the size of the bitmap Depth specifies how many colours may be drawn onto the biunap, and may be in the range one through six.
The actual colours available on a bitmap can be calculated using 2Adepth. For example, a bitmap of depth three allows for 2A3 or eight colours.
Statement: Use BitMap Syntax: Use BitMap BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz Use BitMap defines the specified bitmap object as being the currently used BitMap. This is necessary for commands, such as Blit, which require the presence of a currently used BitMap.
Statement: Free BitMap Syntax: Free BitMap BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz Free BitMap erases all information connected to ;make 64 copies ot original shape!
.rotate each copy a little more than last ;and handle in the middle dell user we're doln the job ;end ot copy loop ;clear bitmap ;while joystick button not down... ;show all shapes ;wait for top ot frame ;clear the Queue ;Draw next shape ;open a lores 8 colour screen ;get it's bitmap ;load an 8 colour lores picture
- .display paiette ;wait tor mouse button Jores 8 colour ;get
bitmap ;draw a circle .create an IFF on disk ;go into Blitz
mode ;set up an 8 colour bitmap ;set up a slice with 8 colours
;open an intuition screen ;get its bitmap ;load a shape Irom
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.make a bitmap ;fill it with colour 2 ;we’re going to print to it... ;like so... ;whew!
;this affects slice 0's palette ;so does this ;show the bitmap ;more whew!
;; rotate shape example with qblit for smooth spinning; Screen 0,1 ;one colour screen ScreensBitMap 0,0 ;grab it's bitmap BitMapOutput 0 .use bitmap for ‘Print’commands Queue 0,1 ;set up a Queue for the QBIit... Cis ;clear the bitmap Boxf 0,0,15,63,1 .draw a rectangle GetaShape 0,0,0,16,64 ;grab it as a shape Cls.Print "Please Wait” For k=1 To 64 ;start of loc-' BITMAPS Blitz 2 BitNlap objects are used primarily for the purpose of rendering graphics. Most commands in Blitz 2 for generating graphics (excluding the Window and Sprite commands) depend upon a currently used BitMap.
BitMap objects may be created in one of two ways. A BitMap may be created by using the BitMap command, or a BitMap may be 'borrowed' from a Screen using dre ScreensBitMap command.
BitMaps have a width, a height and a depth. If a BitMap is created using the ScreensBitMap command, these properties are taken from the dimensions of the Screen otherwise these properties must be specified.
Statement: BitMap Syntax: BitMap BitMap ,Width,Height,Depth Modes: Amiga Blitz BitMap creates and initialises a bilmap object.
Once created, the specified bilmap becomes the TUTORIAL LISTINGS BY SIMON ARMSTRONG ;; loadbilmap Irom disk; Screen 0,3,"My Screen" ScreensBitMap 0.0 LoadBitMap 0,"MyPic.iff",0 Use Palette 0 MouseWait End ;; saving a bitmap; Screen 0,3,"My Screen" ScreensBitMap 0,0 Circlet 160,100,50.3 SaveBitmap 0,’MyBitMap.iff" End ;; simple blit shape example; Screen 0,3 ScreensBitMap 0,0 LoadShape 0,"MyShape.iff”,0 Use Palette 0 Blit 0,0,0 MouseWait:End THIS tutorial and listings is the copyright of Acid Software and may not be reproduced in any form.
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Next Cis While Joyb(0)=0 For k=1 To 64 Vwait UnQueue 0 Qblit 0,k,160.100 Next Wend End ;; a functional slice program example: BLITZ BitMap 0,320.DispHeight.3 Slice 0.44.3 ShowO For k=1 To 100 Circlet Rnd(320),Rnd(DispHeight),Rnd(10)+5,Rnd(7)+1 Next MouseWait:End the specified biunap.
Any memory occupied by the bitmap is also deallocated. Once free’d. A bitmap may no longer be used.
Statement: CopyBitMap Syntax: CopyBitMap BitMap .BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz CopyBitMap will make an exact copy of a bitmap object into another bitmap object. The first BitMap parameter specifies the source bilmap for the copy, the second BitMap the destination. Any ;; multi slice program example; BLITZ BitMap 0,320,100,3 Cis 2 BitMapOutput 0 Print “Hello - Slice Magic!"
Slice 0.44,160,100, Sfff8,3,8,32,320,320 RGB 1,15,15,15 RGB 2,8,0,15 ShowO Slice 1,146,320,100,Stft9,3,8,32,320,320 graphics rendered onto the source bitmap will also be copied.
Statement: ScreensBitMap Syntax: ScreensBitMap Screen ,BitMap Modes: Amiga Blitz Blitz 2 allows you the option of attaching a bitmap object to any Intuition Screens you open. If you open a Screen without attaching a bitmap, a bitmap will lie created anyway. You may then find this bitmap using the ScreensBitMap command.
Once ScreensBitMap is executed, the specified bitmap becomes the currently used bitmap.
Statement: LoadBitMap Syntax: LoadBitMap BitMap ,Filename$ [,Palette ] Modes: Amiga LoadBitMap allows you to load an ll.BM IFF graphic into a previously initialized bitmap object.
You may optionally load in the graphics's colour palette into a palette object specified by Palette .
An error will be generated if the specified Filenames is not in the correct IFF format.
Statement: SavsBitMap Syntax: SaveBitMap BitMap .Filename$ [,Palette ] Modes: Amiga SaveBitMap allows you to save a bitmap to disk in ILBM IFF format. An optional palette may also be saved with the IFF.
SHAPES Shape objects are used for the purpose of storing graphic images. These images may be used in a variety of ways. For example, a shape may be used as the graphics for a gadget, or as the graphics for a menu item.
The process of putting shape onto a bitmap using the blitter is often referred to as 'blitting' a shape. There are 2 main factors which affect the speed at which a shape is blitted
- it's size, and the technique used to actually blit the shape.
Let’s have a look at how the size of a shape affects it's blit
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Obviously. Larger shapes take longer to blit than smaller shapes. Not so obviously, shapes with more colours in them take longer to blit than shapes with fewer colours. A 2 bitplane (4 colour) shape will take twice as long to blit as a 1 bitplane (2 colour) shape and so on.
The technique used to blit a shape also affects it's speed. The fastest blitting command you can use is the simple Blit command. However, this provides no way of erasing of shapes to allow for movement.
Qblit is the fastest way to achieve this. Bblit is the slowest of the blit commands, but also the most versatile and least memory intensive.
Statement: LoadShape Syntax: LoadShape Shape ,Filenames],Palette ] Modes: Amiga LoadShape allows you to load an ILBM IFF file into a shape object. The optional Palette parameter lets you also load the colour information contained in the file into a palette object.
Statement: SaveShape Syntax: SaveShape Shape ,Filenames.Palette Modes: Amiga SaveShape will create an ILBM IFF file based on the specified shape object. If you want the file to contain colour information, you should also specify a palette object using the Palette parameter.
Statement: LoadShapes Syntax: LoadShapes Shape ],Shape ],Filenames Modes: Amiga LoadShapes lets you load a 'range' of shapes from disk into a series of shape objects. The file specified by Filenames should have been created using the SaveShapes command.
The first Shape parameter specifies the number of the first shape object to be loaded. Further shapes will be loaded into increasingly higher shape objects.
If a second Shape parameter is supplied, then only shapes up to and including the second Shape value will be loaded. If there are not enough shapes in the file to fill this range, any excess shapes will remain untouched.
Continued overleaf RGB 1,15,15,0 RGB 2,0,8,15 ShowO ;this affects slice 1's palette ColSplit 0,k,k,k,k*17 ;ditto Next ;show the bitmap (same one!) MouseWait:End ;set background register at ;end loop MouseWaitEnd ,7 scrolling bitmap program example BLITZ ;Go into Blitz Mode ;create bitmap 0 ;drawa cricle on it.. ;and another... ;create slice 0 ;start ot loop
- .wait for top of frame ;show bitmap 0 ;end of loop BitMap
0,640.200,2 Circlet 320,100,80,1 Circlet 320.100,40,2 Slice
0,44,320,200,$ fff8,2,8,4,640,640 For k=0 To 319 Vwait Show
O.k.O Next MouseWait:End ;; showb and showf program example;
BLITZ ;blitz mode ¦.create a bitmap ;put a circle on it ;and
another ;dual-playtield slice!
;show background bitmap ;begin a loop ;wait lor vertical blank ;show foreground bitmap ;end of loop BitMap 0.640,200.2 Circlet 320,100,80,1 Circlet 320.100,40.2 Slice 0,44,320,200, $ fffa.4.8,32,640,640 ShowF 0,160,0 For k=0 To 319 Vwait ShowB O.k.O Next MouseWait:End ,7 colsplit program example; BLITZ ;enter blitz mode ;get an empty bitmap ;set up a slice ;show the bitmap ;begin loop BitMap 0.320.200,1 Slice 0,44,320,200,$ fff8,1,8,32,320,320 ShowO For k=0 To 15 ;; custom copper list program example; BLITZ BPLM0D1=$ 108 BPLM0D2=$ 10A ;Blitz mode ;some clever stuff.. ¦.ditto BitMap 0,320.400,3
For k=7 To 1 Step -1 Circlet 160,250.k*10,k ;draw the SUN!
;set up a slice Next Slice 0,44,320,200,$ 1118,3,8,32,320,320 RGB 0,0,8.15 For k=1 To 7 RGB k,15,k‘2.0 Next ColSplit 0,0,0,8,150 ;groovy colour sp 7co$ =Mki$ ( BPLM0D1 )+Mki$ (-122)co$ +Mki$ (continued on next line) ( BPLM0D2)+Mki$ (-122)CustomCop co$ ,150+44 For k=0 To 199 Vwait Show 0,0, k ;up comes Ihe sun... Next MouseWaitEnd .7 print out of copper list program example; Slice 0.44,3 Fork=0 To CopLen-1 Step 4 Nprint Hex$ (k),":’'.Hex$ (Peek.l(CopLoc+k)) Next MouseWaiLEnd ;; different blitmode examples; Screen 0,3 ;open an intuition screen Continued overleaf two copies of a shape in order to
manipulate (using, for example, Xflip) one of them.
Statement: AutoCookie Syntax: AutoCookie OnlOff Modes: Amiga Blitz When shapes objects are used by any of the blitting routines (for example. Blit), they usually require the presence of what is known as a 'cook- iecut’. These cookiecuts are used for internal purposes by the various blitting commands, and in no way affect the appearance or properties of a shape. They do, however, consume some of your valuable Chip memory.
When a shape is created, a cookiecut is automatically made for it. However, this feature may be turned off by executing an AutoCookie Off.
This is a good idea if you are not going to be using shapes for blitting.
Statemenl: MakeCookie Syntax: MakeCookie Shape Modes: Amiga Blitz MakeCookie allows you to create a 'cookiecut' for an individual shape. Cookiecuts are necessary for shapes which are to be used by the various blitting commands, and are normally made automatically whenever a shape is created (for example, using LoadShape). However, use of the AutoCookie command may mean you end up with a shape which has no cookiecut. But which you wish to blit at some stage. You can then use MakeCookie to make a cookiecut for this shape.
Function: ShapeWidth Syntax: ShapeWidth (Shape ) Modes: Amiga Blitz JANUARY 1 994 BLITZ TUTORIAL ;and use it's bitmap ;clear bitmap .start of loop igroovy circles ;end of loop ;pick shape up ;clear bitmap again, with colour 2 ;draw a circle.
;try a blit mode ;another... ;another... ;anda last... Next MouseWail ;; buffer blitting example; BitMap 0,64,64,1 Boxf 0,0,63,63,1 GetaShape 0,0,0,64,64 FindScreen 0 ScreensBitMap 0,0 Butter 0,16384 For x=0 To 600 Vwait UnBulfer 0 Bblit 0,0,x,192 Next MouseWait ,7 buffer blitting example; Screen 0,3 ScreensBitMap 0,0 Cis Circlef 8,8,8,7 GetaShape 0,0,0,20,16 Cis For k=1 To 100 Boxf Rnd(320),Rnd(200),Rnd(320),Rnd(200),Rnd(6)+1 Next Butter 0,16384 ;set buffer memory size While Joyb(0)=0 ;loop into mouse button clicked Vwait ;wait for vertical blank UnBuffer 0 ;replace areas on bitmap Bblit
0,0,SMouseX 2+80,SMouseY 2+50;W Z object - add to buffer Wend ;agam.. ;16384 bytes for buffer ;undo eny blits ;bufferblit ;open intuition screen ;use it's bitmap ;clear the bitmap ;draw a circle ;turn it into a shape iclear the screen again Rnd(50),1 ;draw some circles ;make an identical copy ofbitmapO initialized our queue - 8 items maxi ;go into blitz mode for speed!
;move down the bitmap ;wait for top of frame ;erase previously OBIitted items ;move across the bitmap ;draw object and remember it ;again... ;open intuition screen ;use it’s bitmap for our graphics ;clear the bitmap ;draw a circle ;get it for use as a shape ; clear bitmap again ;draw 100 random box's ,7 stencil blitting; Screen 0,3 ;open an intuition screen Statement: SaveShapes Syntax: SaveShapes Shape ,Shape ,Filename?
Modes: Amiga SaveShapes allows you to create a file containing a range of shape objects. This file may be later loaded using the LoadShapes command.
The range of shapes to be saved is specified by Shape ,Shape , where the first Shape refers to the lowest shape to Ire saved and the second Shape the highest.
Statement: GetaShape Syntax: GetaShape Shape ,X,Y,Width,Height Modes: Blitz Amiga GetaShape lets you transfer a rectangular area of the currently used bitmap into the specified shape object. X, Y, Width and Height specify- the area of the bitmap to be picked up and used as a shape.
Statement: CopyShape Syntax: CopyShape Shape ,Shape Modes: Amiga Blitz CopyShape will produce an exact copy of one shape object in another shape object. The first Shape specifies the source shape for the copy, the second specifies the destination shape.
CopyShape is often used when you require ScreensBitMap 0,0 Cis For k=7 To 1 Step -1 Circle! 32,32, k‘4,k Next GetaShape 0,0,0,64,64 Cis 2 Circlef 160,100,120,90,6 BlitMode CookieMode Blit 0,0,0 BlitMode EraseMode Blit 0,160,0 BlitMode InvMode Blit 0,0,100 BlitMode SolidMode Blit 0,160,100 MouseWait:End ;; unqueueing from separate bitmap; Screen 0,1 ScreensBitMap 0.0 Cis Circlel 16,16,16,1 GetaShape 0,0,0,32,32 Cis For k=1 To 100 Circlef Rnd(320),Rnd(DispHeight) Next CopyBitMap 0.1 Queue 0.8 BLITZ For y=0 To 160 Vwait UnQueue 0,1 For x=1 To 8 Qblit 0,0,x*32,y Next COMPETITION DATE 8ecause of
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The ShapeWidth function returns the width, in pixels, of a previously created shape object.
Function: ShapeHeight Syntax: ShapeHeight (Shape ) Modes: Amiga Blitz The ShapeHeight function returns the height, in pixels, of a previously created shape object.
Statement: Handle Syntax: Handle Shape ,X,Y Modes: Amiga Blitz All shapes have an associated 'handle'. A shape's handle refers to an offset from the upper left of tlie shape to be used when calculating a shapes position when it gets blitted to a bitmap. This is also often referred to as a 'hot spot'.
The X parameter specifies the 'acrosswards' offset for a handle, the Y parameter specifies a ‘downwards’ offset.
Let’s have a look at an example of how a handle works. Assume you have set a shapes X handle to 5, and it's Y handle to 10. Now let's say we blit the shape onto a bitmap at pixel position 160,100.
The handle will cause the upper left corner of the shape to actually end up at 155,90, while the point within the shape at 5,10 will end up at 160,100.
When a shape is created, its handle is automatically set to 0,0 - it's upper left corner.
Statement: MidHandle Syntax: MidHandle Shape Modes: Amiga Blitz MidHandle will cause the handle of the specified shape to be set to it’s centre.
For example, these two commands achieve exacdy the same result: o o o o o o o o o o o If a Palette is supplied, the scale command will use a ‘brightest pixel' method of shrinking. This means that a shape may be shrunk to a small size without the finer details being lost.
BLITZ TUTORIAL JANUARY 1 994 Statement: Rotate Syntax: Rotate Shape ,Angle Ratio Modes: Amiga Blitz The Rotate command allows you to rotate a shape object. Angle Ratio specifies how much clockwise rotation to apply, and should be in the range zero to one.
For instance, if you use an Angle Ratio of 0.5 it will cause a shape to be rotated through 180 degrees, while an Angle Ratio of 0.25 will cause a shape to be rotated through 90 degrees clockwise.
ILBIVI ILBM stands for InterLeaved BitMap. This refers to a format many art packages use to store image files in. Electronic .Art’s excellent Dpaint, for example, uses the ILBM format to save it’s picture and brush files.
Blitz 2 supplies various commands that you can use to examine the attributes of ILBM files.
Statement: ILBMInfo Syntax: ILBMInfo Filenames Modes: Amiga ILBMInfo is used to examine an ILBM file. Once ILBMInfo has been executed, ILBMWidth, ILBMHeight and ILBMDepth may then be used to examine the properties of the image contained in the file.
;find it's bitmap ;draw a box on the bitmap ipick it up as shape 0 ;ciear bitmap ;draw another box ;pick it up as shape 1 ;anothercls ;create a stencil idraw a background 'bullseye' ;make a stencil out of the bitmap ;dear bitmap again ;draw background graphics... .and foreground (again!)
O o o o o o o o o o o o o ;set up a buffer for Bblit ;go into blitz mode for more speed .start ot loop
- .wait for top of frame; replace buffer .start of loop to draw 3
shapes ;put up a shape .replace foreground ;draw up 50 random
‘foreground’ blocks
16) initialize buffer ;into BLITZ MODE!
¦.start of loop ;wait for vertical blank ;replace buffer contents ;blit up our shape ;cover-up stenciled areas ;Must be 4 or 16 colour shape .pick up palette ¦.make shape into sprite!
;go into BLITZ MODE!
;set up a bitmap ;turn on slice ;add sprites palette to slice ;show bitmap .turn pon blitz mode mouse reading .attach pointer ;an intuition screen ;it's bitmap...now ours ;clear bitmap ;drawa shape... ;pick it up as our shape.
;clear bitmap again idraw some stuff... .open an Intuition screen .get it's bitmap ;send Print statements there...
- .print something!
Statement: Yflip Syntax: Yflip Shape Modes: Amiga Blitz The Yflip command may be used to vertically 'mirror' a shape object. The resultant shape will appear to have been ‘turned upside down’.
Statement: Scale Syntax: Scale Shape ,X Ratio,Y Ratio[,Palette ] Modes: Amiga Blitz Scale is a very powerful command which may be used to 'stretch' or 'shrink' shape objects. The Ratio parameters specify' how much stretching or shrinking to perform.
A Ratio greater titan one will cause the shape to be enlarged, while a Ratio of less than one will cause the shape to be reduced. A Ratio of exactly one will cause no change at all in the shape's relevant dimension.
Because there are separate Ratio parameters for both x and y, a shape may be stretched along one axis and shrunk along the other!
The optional Palette parameter enables you to specify’ a palette object for use in the scaling operation.
ScreensBitMap 0,0 Box! 0,0,31,31,3 GetaShape 0,0,0,32,32 Cis Box! 0,0,15,15,4 GetaShape 1,0,0,16,16 Cis Stencil 0,0 For k=7To 1 Step -1 Circlet 160,115, k*10,k Next For k=1 To 50 Sblit 0,1 ,Rnd(320-16),Rnd(200- Next Butter 0,16384 BLITZ For x=0 To 280 Vwait UnButter 0 For y=50 To 150 Step 50 Bblit 0,0,x,y Next ShowStencil 0,0 NextMouseWait:End ;; bblits with stencils; Screen 0,3 ScreensBitMap 0,0 Cis Boxf 0,0,7,15,1 Boxf 8,6,15,11,2 GetaShape 0,0,0,16,16 Cis Boxf 80,50,240,150,3 Boxf 90,60,230,140,0 Box 85,55,235,145,0 MidHandleO Handle 0,ShapeWidth(0) 2,ShapeHeight(0) 2 Statement: Xflip
Syntax: Xflip Shape Modes: Amiga Blitz The Xflip command is one of Blitz 2's powerful shape manipulation commands. Xflip will horizontally 'mirror' a shape object, causing the object to be ‘turned back to front’.
Function: ILBMWidth Syntax: ILBMWidth Modes: Amiga ILBMWidth will return the width, in pixels, of an ILBM image examined with ILBMInfo.
Function: ILBMHeight Syntax: ILBMHeight Modes: Amiga ILBMHeight will return the height, in pixels, of an ILBM image examined with ILBMInfo.
Statement: ILBMDepth Syntax: ILBMDepth Modes: Amiga ILBMDepth returns the depth, in bitplanes, of an ILBM image examined with ILBMInfo. Tj Stencil 0,0 Cis Circlet 160,100,90,4 Box! 80,50,240,150,3 Boxf 90,60,230,140,4 Box 85,55,235,145,4 Butter 0,16384 BLITZ For x=0 To 300 VwaiLUnBuffer 0 For y=40 To 140 Step 50 Bblit 0,0,x,y Next ShowStencil 0,0 Next MouseWaiLEnd ,7 custom pointer program example; LoadShape 0,”MySprite" LoadPalette 0,’’MySprite",16 GetaSprite 0,0 BLITZ BitMap 0,320,DispHeight,3 Slice 0,44,3 Use Palette 0 ShowO Mouse On Pointer 0,0 MouseWaiLEnd ,7 bitmapoutput program example;
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5 Misc. Stuff controls most of the other parameters of the program. The screen has four columns visible. The Mnemonic and Type cannot be changed but the Value and Comment can, by clicking on the line required and changing the data in the boxes at the bottom of the screen. (This method applies to all Preferences screens.)
Colours can be changed by using the RGB sliders.
Clicking in the Colour Swatch transfers the new colour numbers to the list.
DISCUSSION Imagine 2.0 gives the user very little opportunity to customise its working screens - unlike Real3D 2.0 which is far more flexible in this respect. Although the screen layout restrictions Imagine imposes in each of its editors can be limiting, it has the advantage of remaining constant and familiar. Within these restrictions there are ways to customise the Imagine environment but it takes a very different approach from Real3D. Instead of allowing every screen and toolbox to be moved and resized. Imagine uses a comprehensive Preferences Editor to remap the function keys, add user
definable buttons at the foot of each Editor Screen, vary the screen colours used to suit particular needs, and generally control the many parameters of the program.
TUTORIAL A 1 The Editor is brought up from the Project or Editor menus. It provides comments with each Prefs Entry, and although most parameters are obvious, some need a little explanation. The initial screen shows the Miscellaneous Preferences. At the top are buttons to move to Rendering Presets, Function Keys, and User Gadgets, and below these are others controlling which Editor the Preferences apply to.
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3 All of the Function Keys in each Editor can also be preset. Most already have tasks assigned and it is better for now to leave these unchanged because I will be referring to them in future tutorials. You can set up the 6 There are too many Prefs to describe in detail, so I will only cover those which you might need to change.
The others you can play with but only using a copy of the Imagine.config file. The first few prefs are Text type to enter preferred paths for Startup Pic, Text Editor and Quickrender File, and other Quickrender Prefs. The Quickrender file format should be changed to ILBM 24- bit for most paint or image processing programs.
PREFERENCES EDITOR 7 The next group are True False flags. Only the LOAD and LACE flags should normally need changing (if you have little memory or FlickerFixer respectively - though the screen colours used for all screens mean that interlace mode can be used without too much flicker.)
8 I would strongly suggest that you leave most of the screen colours alone. Understanding the Select Pick system is difficult enough without changing the colours these modes use. However, if the orange Gadget colours offend you REQC, BVLB and BVLD could be carefully changed (I quite like them myself, especially with the bronze background A97). I also use 000000 as Quickrender background.
9 Of the remaining Prefs, the most important is EDLE, the anti-aliasing threshold. This should be a slider on the Rendering Project menu. Something between 30-50 is an average number, 200 gives you virtually no antialiasing (so you get very fast results but crude edges). 0 is for the very best, smoothest but slowest-rendering edges. I will discuss the other options in later tutorials.
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TUTORIAL B In its simplest mode the Forms Editor enables you to shape the cross-section of a form at various points along its length producing symmetrical objects such as vases, and lampshades. In this case we will build a vase.
1 Having started a New Project, select Project FormsEditor and you will be presented with a normal-looking QuadView screen. Select Object New from the menu and the Section Type requester will be displayed. Choose 16 points (around the section). 12 slices (cross-sections through the object), X-Y Cross- Section (for vertical objects such as the vase), one Spacer view, and select Both Axes from the Cross Section Symmetry box. Y-Z section is for horizontal objects such as a car. Cross-Section Symmetry can't be changed during forming unless you start a new object.
2 You are presented with a single cross-section in the Top View, a simple line with points along its length in the Front View, and a wireframe perspective view of the current object - a simple tube. Move one of the X-sec- tion points in the Top View - the points symmetrical with this move in unison and all of the cross-sections change together transforming the whole tube in the Perspective View. Return the cross-section to a circle when you have finished experimenting.
3 Click on the +Key button on the User Gadgets at the bottom of the screen - the top point of the line in the Front View turns brown to show that it is selected. Click carefully on the 4th point down. Repeat this process with the 7th, 8th, 11th and 12th points. Each time you click on the +Key button you will notice that the previously selected point has turned brown.
D The Forms Editor allows any number of these Selected sections to be modified. Those in between show a gradual change of shape from each defined section. To try this click on the Select button on the User Gadgets and then on the 4th point down. This picks that cross-section for modification. In the Top View, move the points to make a smaller circle. - only the perspective view appears to change, to a waist-shaped object.
5 To continue modelling the vase, click again on the User Gadgets' Select button and then click on the 8th point down. In the Top View, move the points to make a fluted section as shown in the illustration on this page Repeat this process with point 12 in order to make the section a square.
6 Once the basic cross-sections are built, it may be necessary to use these shapes again to refine the object.
To do this you must Copy a section. Use the Select Button to pick point 7. Click on the Copy button and click on point 1. This copies the form of section 1 to section 7. Repeat the Copy process again copying section 4 to section 11.
7 Final modifications can be made by moving the various points on the Front View up or down the line to extend it. The lip at the top was made by moving point 1 below point 2. Once the object is correct, save the form and do a Quick Render using the Project Quick Render menu. Forms can be used in any scene and if they are not transformed in any way they can be loaded back into the Forms Editor and re-used. They can also be loaded into the Detail Editor and point edited and dragged, but if you amend them in this way, they can never be Formed again.
View using the Add button in the User Gadgets. To remove points use the Del key. By changing the Front View you can produce a stem. Pulling one of the lower Profile points out to one side can transform this seed pod into a full flower, although to get nice smooth edges for the petals you will need to add quite a lot of points.
Cross-section points when prompted.
Now it should be possible to manipulate Profiles in both the Front and Side Views both with and without symmetry in each View. This gives an almost unlimited range of shapes.
Experiment with the RS TS. Both and 90 buttons in the User Gadgets. These give various degrees of symmetry in the Two Formers. Attempt to make some flower shapes.
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13 PD disks for £ 10 (inc P&P) etters it's very easy to get your point of view printed in Amiga Format. Just write it on a piece of paper, wrap it around a nice Christmas pressie and send it to: Letters to the Editor, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA12BW.
A WORD FROM THE ED IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED. Thai software support that we were promised for the CD32 has arrived. No, we haven't had 50 games released all at once, but if you turn to page 84 of this issue you will find a spread that has reviews of die latest CD32 games.
Sure most of them are ports from Amiga games, but it is CD-32 software however you look at it. And elsewhere in diis Issue you will find a review of Liberation, the sequel to Mindscape’s rather excellent Captive. At present this has only been released as a CD-*2 game, and a fine one it is too.
We have to admit, for a few seconds even we thought it might have gone horribly wrong. But as I write diis diere are still 32 shopping days left till Christmas, and there's more CD32 software arriving as each one passes. The latest data from Gallup shows CD32 software is outselling Mega CD stuff.
Bv Christmas we confidently on expect that CD°- will have increased its lead.
The CD32 has not been without its detractors, many of them right here at Future Towers (though not in this office, rest assured). But now the joke's on them. CD32 is a success, it's official. We really believe this. .And I for one am not afraid to put my money where my mouth is.
On 25th December 1993 one surprised member of my household will wake up to a shinv new CD32 , complete with MPEG unit.
IMAGINE THAT!
I am interested in taking up your upgrade offer for Imagine 3. However, could you please confirm that the £75 package is the foil version including all the manuals, and not just upgrade disks.
? Merrick, Waiton-on-Thames We certainly can confirm that our Imagine upgrade includes all the manuals.
Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it costs £75. Due to a misunderstanding between Impulse and oursehvs, we printed the wrong price. The true cost is £95. Still a bargain. It you want to take adixmtage of this offer, this is the last month we ll be running it. So hurry to page 197 now.
EDUCATIONAL EDUCATION I have an Amiga 600 and would like to know what educational software is compatible with it. I am nearly 15 years old.
I go to Tir Morfa Special School and i need more practice with reading. Could you please describe what is involved in each program to help my teacher and I choose. Also can you tell me the prices.
Andrew Edwards, Colwyn Bay If you look on pages 153-155 of this issue, you 'll find some educational programs reviewed. If these don't cover your requirements. Try getting hold of our Complete Software Guide from the back issues department on page 16$ , or look out for the tine version, which should be out early in
1994. You could also try contacting Reckitts Educational Media on
0458 253636.
ANCIENT AMIGAS?
Did anyone else see the ancient Commodore computer in Channel 4’s series Armistead Maupm's Tales of the City ? It was on Marie Anne's desk at
9. 40 ish (yes, but what date? - Ed). It wasn't an Amiga (I hope)
but the Commodore logo was clearly visible.
Peter Warren, Sowerby The machine you saw uvs, uv think, a Commodore PET. PET stood for Personal Electronic Translator. This machine. Txised around the MOS 6502 CPU. U as a popular personal computer in the mid lo late Seventies. In fact, it was probably the first affordable computer, but back then affordable meant pretty sparse in terms of features.
PETS had very limited sound and graphics.
WHAT'S INSIDE AN AMIGA I see that you like to encourage your readers to get more out of their Amigas. As you can see from the photograph (above), 1 got most out of mine out, not to say all of it. Do I win a prize? If I do, I hope it is a new Amiga because I can’t get it all back in again. By the wav, when vou send me mv new Amiga, could you include a Hasselblad too? Just after this picture was taken, the photographer dropped his camera and now we've got the most out of his camera too! If his mum finds out she’ll get the most out of him.
Ben Kamphuis, Hengelo, Netherlands Well, we do like lo encourage our readers to use their machines in new and exciting ways, but that wasn't quite what we had in mind. Sorry, we can't send you a new machine, we don't have many spare because Nick and Richard keep disassembling them, then experiencing the same re-assembly problems you are having.
Wc like your letter (and picture) though, so have a free AF subscription.
STICKY SWITCHER I've got an Amiga 1200 but when 1 want to play games like Street Fighter 2 and Body Blows my dad has to disconnect the mouse, then plug in another joystick.
What t thought you could do is this: Have an adaptor that plugs into the mouse socket. This in turn divides down into two sockets so that you can plug a mouse and a joystick into it. If you had a switch on the adaptor so you could switch between the mouse and the joystick, then you wouldn't have to keep unplugging the mouse, which eventually damages the pins.
Peter O'Connor (aged 9), Poole What a brilliant idea. In fact, like most gooil ideas, it is so good that someone already Continued overleaf » Got a picture you're proud of? Send it in, see it in print and win an Amiga Format binder! Since Letters is where you get to contribute your words, we thought it would be the perfect place to see your pictures on display too.
The best image each month will win a huge (and we're talking big) poster printout, courtesy of Max Graphics of Cardiff - worth a massive £80. Send your entries on a floppy disk to The Gallery, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
If you need your artwork printed out, give Max Graphics a call on 0222 522332, or write to them at 168 North Rd, Cardiff, CF4 3BJ.
They offer a full range of Amiga output services, including their Colossal Colour system which can print images right up to poster size.
FAIR COMPARISON I am the owner of both a Mega CD, and Amiga 600. I buy your magazine, and I feel that the constant comparison between the Mega CD and the CD32 are totally unjust. I can understand that the CD32 and the Mega CD are both the very first CD consoles in the UK, and therefore comparisons are bound to be made, but people are overlooking one major point - the Mega CD is 16-bit and the CD32 is 32-Bit, so they are two totally different machines. A fairer comparison would be made if you were to put the CD32 up against the 3DO.
The CD32 is in fact more expensive than the Mega CD when you take into consideration that you will have to buy a MPEG unit to play FMV on CD32. The Mega CD will play FMV unassisted, and Cinepack is coming along soon to boost colours on screen to 128. This puts the CD32 with MPEG unit (at say £150) at £449 while the Mega CD and Mega Drive costs just £369.
Commodore have fallen at the first hurdle, as did Sega, with a lack of games available at the launch of the machine. I realise that 80 games have been promised by Christmas, but Sega said that as well, and we're still waiting for them.
Please stop comparing the two machines as they are totally different and neither have any games worth mentioning.
Graham How, Tyne and Wear You are right, it isn't fair to compare Sega's rather pathetic Mega Seedy with the superb CD32, but since you wrote a whole letter doing just that, we feel you should be put right on a few points.
You seem to have got the Mega Seedy's capabilities completely mixed up. Mega Seedy is not now, nor will it ever be, FMV compatible. Sega have taken a few liberties when they describe it as capable of FMV. What they in fact mean is quarter screen, 64- colour full speed animation. This is very different to the Amiga CD32's MPEG capability, which will deliver full-screen, full-speed.
262,144-colour pictures. As for Mega Seedy needing Cinepak to enable it to display 128 colours on screen, wow! The Amiga CD32 is already capable of displaying twice that number (256 to you) without any form of hardware or software 'cheating'. Intro screens and animations can make use of the HAM8 mode which displays over 260,000 colours. Sorry, but when it comes to colours on screen the Mega Seedy is simply outclassed by the Amiga CD32.
Also, the Mega Seedy isn't a CD games console. It is just a CD add-on for an existing (and rather aged) 16-bit toy. The Amiga CD32 is the UK's first true CD console.
As for your price comparison, sorry! The Amiga CD32 is £70 cheaper than Mega Seedy, since as you rightly say, you need a Mega Drive in order to use the Mega Seedy.
As far as the games are concerned, you are right, both companies released the machines with inadequate support. But Sega did it eight months ago, and still they only have about 15 games on the streets. The Amiga CD32, however, has extremely strong support from the software industry. Just take a look at page 84 of this issue to see how many games have been released this month alone. If you check back to the supplement we gave away with issue 51 you will see that there are many, many games in development for the system. And not just platforms and shoot-em- ups or beat-em-ups either. CD32 is to
get the excellent Syndicate, and the impressive-looking Magic Carpet from Bullfrog.
The latest information and statistics available from Gallup, the company that compiles the computer games charts, is that CD32 software is already outselling Mega Seedy software by a handsome margin.
You say that neither system has any games worth mentioning.
Well one of them hasn't, but the other's got Pinball Fantasies.
Robocod, and Zool, among others. Face it the Mega Seedy is yesterday's news. CD32 is what any crucial gameplayer will be using in 1994.
Thought of it. The device you want to get hold of is the RoboShift Mark II from Meedmore. It's so clever that it doesn't even need a switch, it senses the first mouse or joystick button press and automatically switches between the two. Call Meedmore on
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CAPRI CAPERS How exciting it was to see my work reviewed in your magazine. I am referring to the review of PD Soft's disk 3109, Capri Slideshow, in issue 51.
I must point out that your reviewer was erroneous in part of his review.
Although 1 am a member of the Capri Club International, the disk was not released by them.. I mentioned the Capri Club in the startup sequence as part of an agreement with the chairman in exchange for permission to use some photographs from the Club's magazine.
The slideshow was a collaboration between myself and my colleague Nick Clover (Severin).
You can also tell Andy Nutall that we're not all middle aged, I own a 1983
2. 8 Injection and I'm only 33.
Phil Golding, Liskeard Sorry for the error. There has been some confusion about the origin of this disk, but now the record is set straight. I assume you are also the authors of the Racing to Victory disk reviewed in issue 53.
As for the 2.8i, it's a fine car. My best friend David Holdsworth had one as his first motor. And many's the excellent adventure we had in it. I even went into Alton Towers in the bool of it, back before they got the monorail. He’s got a Porsche 944 Turbo now though, the yuppie git!
THUNDER WORDS Software publishers seem eager to make games based on TV shows and films.
They gave us Tiny Toons and Terminator 2, so why hasn't a game been made of Tlnmderbirds? This cult TV series has a worldwide following and two films based on it.
There are lots of different and exotic vehicles to fly and drive. And just think of the profits to be made selling 'pod' and mission disks. The characters would enable the game to be played on a pilot rescuer problem-solving basis.
I think software houses are so used to the platform, shoot-em-up, and beat- em-up games that are mere clones of each other, that making an original and challenging adaptation is too hard.
Robert Swann, Mold How right you are. Although at the AF offices we fall more on the Star Trek side of the fence, we are fans of virtually every science fiction adventure series. We’d be happy to see a game based on Thunderbirds, but it is just possible that the licence would cost the software houses too much.
Recently we came into possession of a rather mnderful 3D model of Thunderbird
3. It was created by Ron Thornton at Foundation Imaging, creators
of Babylon 5's amazing 3D graphics, using Lightwave 3D. Ron
said we could put the object on the Coverdisk of AF, to go
with Imagine 2. We would have converted the file using Pixel
3D first, but when we checked copyright with ITC, although
they didn't quite understand the concept of a 3D computer
model, they demanded Cl ,000 before we could use it.
If they wanted that much for the rights to use a wireframe of someone else's devising, how much do you think they would want for the rights to all the Thunderbirds characters and craft? A lot, I'll bet.
COMPUCRAPHIC QUESTIONS 1 know that we're a dying species, but do you have to abandon us Workbench
1. 3 user altogether? In case you are wondering what 1 am on
about, I mean the Subscribers' Superdisk. In particular the
fonts. I'm 14 years old and doing course- work forGCSEs. Both
Harrington and Caligula look like really good fonts from the
examples on the Backstage newsletter, and 1 would have loved
to have used them in some of my projects. Can you please make
sure that all future fonts work on WB1.3?
And now, on to my second point.
What is a Compugraphic font? Could you please explain this term for ordinary Amiga users like myself.
Rajnish Bhaskar, Ballymagorry Let's take these two questions in reverse order. There are two types of font, bitmap ones, and vector (or outline, or structured) ones. If you enlarge a bitmap font it will become pixelated, but an outline font will stay smooth, and look much better.
Compugraphic (or CG) is the type (or one of % Jupiter by Jeroen Kloppenburg of Deventer.
Ihe types) of outline font used by Amiga programs. There's absolutely nothing stopping you from using Compugraphic fonts on your Workbench 1.3 machine. All you need is some software that makes use of this type of font. Most recent packages can.
I think you are getting a little confused by the fact that WB2.x and 3.x can use Compugraphic fonts. You see, Workbench is just a program, similar to many other programs, and the earlier versions couldn't use CC fonts for file names and menus. You can use CG fonts on your machine, just get the right program.
DOUBLE DUTCH All right, I'll get straight to the point.
I'm writing to complain about your double standards. As most highlv-educated readers will know, this is where you say one thing and then do the opposite.
Well, this occurred in AF53 on pages 204 and 205. On page 204 you printed 'AF is crap' in nice big capitals as a title so that everyone would see it. Then on page 205 you printed 'If we didn't have a policy' of not swearing in print', indicating you do not swear in print. So you've got some explaining to do. Make it good!!
Matthew Miliffe, Stonyhurst What is a sitvar uvrd and what is not? At AF, we have a steadfast policy of not swearing in print, but we simply do not regard the uvrd 'crap' as a swear word. Certain words which are taboo to one generation are often found acceptable by the next. Even my mother who believes, quite rightly, that using swear words shows a basic inability to express oneself effectively, isn't offended by the uvrd crap.
DEMONSTRATION FRUSTRATION Having just upgraded from my trusty old A500 to a brand spanking new Amiga 12001 thought that 1 might as well upgrade my printer too.
Having read your glowing report of the Canon B)C6001 came to the conclusion that it was the printer for me. I quickly searched through your magazine to find the cheapest mail order price. I was quite impressed when I saw an advert for a shop in Leeds which quoted the price as £464.99. I quickly arranged with a friend to go to their showroom on Sunday 7th November for a demonstration of the printer (1 wasn't parting with my cash until 1 had seen it with my own eyes, this is not a cheap printer).
When we arrived at the showroom, which from the advert gave the impression of being a large shop, we were a little shocked to find it was only the size of my local computer store. Having looked around the shop, and not finding the printer on display, 1 grabbed the attention of one of the assistants. 1 asked the 'young lad' if he could give me a demonstration of the printer and he disappeared into the back area of the shop.
He re-appeared to tell me that he couldn't give me a demo because all the printers were stock, and demoing them would make them used.
1 was a little shocked by this, I asked if the price of £464.99 was correct.
"Oh! No!" He said, "the actual price is £574.99." Well, I was just a bit annoyed at this, having travelled over 60 miles. 1 asked if they had any examples of printouts, he disappeared into the back of the shop again and came back with a Canon sales leaflet. My friend stared at me. I stared at him. We both left the shop very annoyed.
I would like to say that I would never buy anything from that shop.
After a few days I went to a local shop who explained that they did not stock Canon printers, since the High Street shops could offer better prices.
But they said they could get me one. I enquired about the BJC600 and they said it would be £586.99 including VAT.
After talking to the assistant 1 managed to get this down to £580.1 bought the printer, and 1 am very satisfied with it.
I would just like to tell all users to support their local small shops. Most of these give great service and deserve to be supported by the public.
Darrell Towler, Blackburn I have every sympathy with your plight, and we are glad to hear that you eventually got the printer you wanted. We agree that supporting your local specialist store is good advice indeed But you did still end up ordering the product without having had a first hand demonstration of it.
There are one or two things to take into consideration when you intend to buy a product. You say that you arranged with your friend to visit the shop for a demonstra- Continued overleaf THE MAN AT THE TOP Keen to increase communication between The Big c and the Amiga community, Commodore UK's general manager, David Pleasance, will be replying to your letters personally on a monthly basis.
MOVINC FORWARDS OR BACKWARDS?
Are Commodore planning to release a library disk full of software tools and samples, and so on? The 3DO company produce a disk like this and it speeds up the development process and keeps down costs.
Andrew Stoddart, London In short, no. The disadvantage of developers all using the same tools and samples, is that all the games produced will have the same look and feel about them. Surely, for the avid thrill-seekers out there this would be a backward move.
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HD A* "Ck T* MIXED BAG OF WORRIES Why did Commodore drop the 23-pin video output for an S-Video ouput on the CD32? SCART Tvs are ten-a-penny giving a beautiful picture with RGB, but S-Video Tvs are £600-700. This is annoying - by the time the CD32 A1200 add-on comes out, at least half the A1200s will already have RAM or accelerators in the CPU slot, and this is where the CO will have to plug in because Commodore messed up when they didn't put the chunky pixel chip in the A1200.
The unit will contain everything except RAM ROM CPU anyway so it will probably cost all of £50 less than a full CD32. So what's the point? All we need is an A1200-CD32 lead for treating the CD32 like a dumb CD-ROM. So I either spend £300 on a console with fuzzy TV output or £1,000 for arcade-quality output. Perhaps I should rip open the console and solder my own RGB lead - heck it only costs £300!
Paul Jarrett via CIX Amiga CD32 is a games console, the best in the world. We have taken the view that if CD32 is purchased for young children, the TV they use will probably be one of the smaller portable types very few of which have SCART. That is why we supply an RF lead. If the purchaser is an existing Amiga owner, there is every chance they own an A1084S monitor. The S-Video socket was included because the Amiga CD32 is also a very effective low ost multi-media delivery platform, and the ability to connect to S-Video which, as the major format in the USA. Is extremely useful.
With reference to the A!200 CD-ROM device, I would like to clarify the following points:
1) Commodore are still evaluating the viability of such a device,
which is likely to be only marginally less expensive than the
CD32.
However, at present, no solution has been found to the problem of the fact that the CD-ROM add-on cannot support a full motion video card. This, I would suggest does not make good commercial sense.
2) To say we "messed up" because on a later model product we
included some technology which was not included in the
previous model is. To say the least unfair.
3) I believe that an interface connecting CD32 with the A1200 has
in fact been manufactured (by a third party) but at present
the software needed is not available.
Finally, I agree with you - at £300 it is a bargain. Enjoy it.
Work BENCH Game BUSTERS rnj COME ON... FEEL THE WINNERS The winners of our Get Yourself Connected competition to win a fabulous US Robotics Sportster Modem are: PJ Snaden, of Fernbank Road. Redland Bristol; S McGaruie, of Westhill Avenue.
Milford Haven. Dyfed and Nigel Hastie of Earsden. Whitley Bay. Tyne and Wear. We were inundated with entries for the competition but our three winners correctly said that the Phoenix is the mythical bird that rises from the ashes; that the Harley Davidson Sportster has engine sizes of 883cc or 1200cc; and that the famous Australian entertainer who used to endorse the Stylophone is Rolf Harris.
R£ How to contact AMIGA FORMAT The best way to get an answer from Amiga Format is to make sure you're addressing your letter to the right person (or indeed, department) in the first place...
• We get literally hundreds of letters and faxes a day, so if we
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can't reply in person.
• We are available for enquiries by telephone every Tuesday
between 10.30am and 6pm, but please be patient because the
lines do get rather busy.
• Our advertising department can help with problems concerning
companies who advertise in the magazine if you phone during
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• Our subscriptions service and the Amiga Format Mail Order
department are not in the same building as the magazine itself.
Both can be contacted on 0458 273279.
K5 If you have any problems with the technical side of your Amiga, with hardware or with serious software. Nick Veitch will try to answer you in the mag. Or, if you have any advice for others or any handy tips to share, send them in and you could win a prize.
WORKBENCH, AMIGA FORMAT, 30 MONMOUTH STREET. BATH BA1 2BW.
If you've just found the cheat mode, mapped out the levels, or found all the passwords for the latest game, send the info to Rob Mead and you could win a prize. Or, if you're stuck, ask Helping Hand for advice - or solve someone else's problem and win a prize!
ROB MEAD, GAMEBUSTERS, AMIGA FORMAT.
30 MONMOUTH STREET. BATH BA1 2BW.
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Faulty COVERDISKS The disks are duplicated and stuck on the magazine by a separate firm which we employ. If you have a faulty disk. DON'T return it to us: send it enclosing an SAE. To: DISCOPY LABS, UNITS 2 & 3. OMEGA TECHNICAL CENTRE, DRAYTON FIELDS. DAVENTRY, NORTHANTS NN11 5RT.
Lion. Bill did you arrange with the shop themselves? Shops that carry a great many product lines cannot be expected to have aery one of them on display at all times. A quick call would have saved you a 60 mile trip, or would have given the shop the chance to organise a demo for you.
You also will have noticed that their price was far louvr than any other adver- tised. In this case it would have been best if you had checked that price by phone. If you re-examine the advert you will see that the price is exactly the same as that for the Canon B 330 which is above the BfC600 in the advert. This implies that it was a typographical error, rather than an attempt lo mislead. Basically in the Canon range, as the model number gets higher, so does the price.
We are familiar with the company you visited, and we have always found them to be a reputable firm. It is unfortunate that you did not call the number that we placed on the review of the Canon B C600. That company, Phoenix Computerworld, are also based in Leeds, and they would have been happy to give you a demo of the printer. And they sell it for less than you eventually paid.
The lesson here is, always call and check before travelling, or sending money.
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS Why, Oh why have you changed the magazine paper in Amiga Formal lo a new paper which is of a similar substance to bog roll? Is it maybe because you can’t afford the glossy paper anymore? If this is the case then look no further because I have 10 solutions lo your problem...
1) Don't put up the price of Amiga Format.
21 Rob a bank.
3) Make lots of forgeries.
4) Use toy money (this might not work).
5) Sell your Porsche 944 Deluxe Mr Editor type bloke.
6) Renl out your AF offices to termites.
7) Ask Mr. Major for 20 per cent of his annual wage.
8) Stop doing the special subs' disk, 1 don't subscribe you see.
9) Sell off any stationery you have in the AF offices.
10) Sell the AF offices and work from a shed.
I hope these suggestions have been of help to you, and that I don't see the bog paper in Amiga Format any more.
Ion Bell, Poole Wc changed to the new paper because uv like it more Ilian the old stuff. It is thicker and more opaque, but doesn't u'eigh any more.
But as for your suggestions:
1) How will keeping the price down help us?
This isn't really a suggestion at all is it?
21 Can't edit AF from gaol now, can we?
3) See anszver to 2.
4) No lit wouldn't work).
5) I drive a 1970 VW Beetle.
6) We just managed to get the termites out.
7) If Major has any money lo spare we'd rather see him spend it
on the economy and the Health Sendee.
8) No. You should, you see!
91 What would uv write on?
101 Have you seen our offices? We'd get more for the shed.
No, your suggestions weren't ivry helpful at all. Anyway - the new paper costs the same as the old stuff.
A SOFTIE SPEAKS OUT In Amiga Format issue 53. We encouraged readers to write to Bridgett Hirst at US Cold if you want to see LucasArts' games being made available on the Amiga. Bridgett has been completely inundated with letters, and she has taken this opportunity to reply lo you here in Amiga Format... Firstly, apologies for not responding to every reader who wrote to me in person.
It's a particularly busy time of year for me. Thank you to everyone who wrote in, the letters came on top of the phone calls 1 regularly receive.
1 understand everyone's frustration because I myself have an Amiga at home and would love to be able to play games such as Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max Hit the Road and X-Wing.
Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for the majority of US developers turning their backs on the Amiga is, as Marcus highlighted at the recent Future Entertainment Show, piracy! While so many people continue to copy and sell Amiga games, who can blame the industry giants from investing their resources in other formats?
As a company, US Gold is endeavouring to continue to produce more quality games for the Amiga. Last Christmas we brought you Street fighter 2 which is now available on Kixx XL for just £14.99. This Christmas sees the release of Kingmaker and Winter Olympics, plus further Kixx titles such as Cruise for a Corpse from Delphine.
So come on guys - if you want to see the industry getting behind the Amiga, stop the piracy and help us prove to the Yanks that the Amiga is still a commercially viable format.
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