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Even the guys from Amiga Power (usually banned from our office in case they spy any of our scoops) ended up watching as Steve battled to improve his Speed Pool times. At less than a tenner this has to be the bargain of the year. It’s strange how Team 17, despite the respect they have in the Amiga community, have never before earned a Format gold. Although their games are always technically and graphically excellent, and very playable, they have previously been too derivative to push them over the edge from a very good score to a truly excellent one. Arcade Pool is no great revolution in game design, but it is so playable it deserves the honours anyway. One company who have no trouble scoring Format Golds in recent years are Germany’s Blue Byte. They have notched up five of our prestigious awards in three years - a feat unmatched by any other software company. But when you call the role of their games: Battle Isle, Apidya, History Line, Yo! Joe! And The Settlers, it is obvious why they’ve been so well received. This month, games ed Rob Mead travels to Germany to see how they do it - find out how on page 56. I always enjoy a good show. The chance to get out and meet the readers is a rare and cherished thing. But the last truly great Amiga show in the UK was the Amiga Format World of Commodore Show back in 1991. Sure, we’ve had the Amiga Shopper Show and Amiga Format Live since then, and while they were both good shows, they weren’t quite on the scale of WoC. But since the release of CD32 and the A1200, Amiga users have had something to shout about. So this year we’re getting together with Commodore to produce another great Amiga show. The aim of the World of Amiga is to bring the whole Amiga community together at a show that will have lots to do and see, as well as plenty to try out and buy.

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Colour Monitors ontents MAY 1994 THIS MONTH IN.., AMIGA FORMAT ISSUE 59 S creenplay 24 102 108 113 117 M-Tec - is this the best value accelerator for the A1200 ever? P 116 AMIGA Better by design!
FORMAT You have just made a great choice! The choice to buy and read Amiga Format, the World's foremost magazine for Amiga users. Unlike other Amiga mags, Amiga Format isn't written by mere journalists.
It's put together by Amiga addicts. Amiga users, Amiga gamers, total Amiga freaks.
Unlike other Amiga magazines, we're the one Commodore choose to include a special edition of with every A1200 sold.
And unlike other Amiga mags, we're the one that the computer industry trust when deciding what to keep stock of in their shops.
We're sure you'll agree that we're not like other Amiga mags. Read and enjoy.
PD offerings come up with some more surprises this month, starting on... P137 J l-l 1 ulure PUBLISHING Privacy in peril Ensuring that your E-mails stay safe - a guide to secrecy.
Installing software Avoid the pitfalls of getting software on your hard disk.
M-tec T1230 28 accelerator card Give your A1200 the power of a big box Amiga.
Tandem IDE CD-ROM controller A real alternative to the long awaited SCSI CD-ROM drive?
Distant Suns The power to explore and understand the universe in a package.
CD32 Connection Kit 122 Get your Amiga and your CD32 talking to each other.
Power Scanner v4 125 The best mono hand scanner for the Amiga?
Vertex 2 126 Make 3D models and convert them.
Microvitec 1438 monitor 128 A serious competitor to Commodore's units put to the test.
Multiframe 130 A better way to automate image processing?
Heart track 133 A fitness program to keep you on your toes.
Tutorials Workbench and Shell 162 Printing problems solved: a guide to getting on to paper.
Music X 166 Compose yourself. Get ready for your first drum track.
Imagine 170 The tricky subject of textures tackled.
Provector The ins and outs of this powerful structured drawing package.
Egulars The Jeff Walker Column 101 Public Domain 137 Back Issues Subscriptions 148 Mail Order 152 Workbench 157 The AF Comms column 179 Letters 183 Next month 193 CeBIT 94 Show Reports on all that was showing direct from Germany CD1200: News exclusive UK Amiga useri: stand byfor An in-depth look at Commodore's eagerly-awaited unit.
The A1200 CD-ROM drive.
Seriously Amiga Commodore losses spark takeover speculation 18 What those figures mean and how they will affect Amiga users.
TOP 28 22 Exclusive: A1200 CD-ROM We all asked for it - no demanded it - and now it's here! Commodore have come up with the goods in the shape of the CD1200.
We take an in-depth look at this revolutionary piece of kit which puts the Amiga where it should be - out in front!
Page 24 Working with WORDS The hot new versions of l l ordworfh and Final Writer battle it out for the top-notch title of the world's best word processor. Are you ready to place your bet?
Then turn to... page 39 Explore the mysterious world of Darkmere Darkmere Total Carnage Innocent Until Caught Apocalypse Wrecked 3D Block Out The Chaos Engine CD32 Global Effect CD32 Amiga CD32 Sports Football AI ion Rroorl OiAfaL CH32 page 70 70 72 74 78 79 79 Woidwortti i © 199d Digdo International p I PiftiiMft Hmmr* _____ Brutal Football CD32 86 Fury of the Furries CD32 86 Lotus Trilogy CD32 87 Project-X F17 Challenge CD32 87 Re-releases: 90 Team 17 Collection Volume 1 • Wing Commander O A-Train • John Madden American Football 6 Lethal Weapon • Wizkid t Zool 2 AGA Gamebusters 93 Helping
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HALLELUJAH! AFTER MUCH denying of its existence, Commodore showed the world an A1200 CD drive at CeBit in Hanover. The unit (see page 24 for details) was unveiled at Commodore’s stand, but surprisingly little fuss was made over it - I’m convinced it’s the most important piece of kit Commodore have launched since the A1200. It’s likely to cost around £200 and Commodore claim it will be ready to ship in June. But allow for slippage. The A570 CD didn’t appear unul six months after its planned launch date.
Commodore UK are keeping characteristically stumm about the CD drive, but now it exists, there’s no reason whatsoever why UK A1200 owners shouldn’t get it. Oh happy day!
CD for tiie A1200 is announced at last! And my mate just sold his A1200, MBX1200 with 2Mb of fast RAM, 80Mb hard drive. Philips CM8833 mark II and loads of software for £400 to buy a CD12... What a fool!
Amiga Format has gone on at length about the importance of a CD drive for the A1200, and from the letters we’ve had from readers, we know you feel the same way too. We can’t wait to see it in UK shops, and more importantly, actually get our hands on one here in the Amiga Format offices.
For the last two months AF has been waidng with bated breath for two pieces of software. This month they both arrived, and both caused sensations, though for quite different reasons.
Wordworth 3 arrived on the date that Digita promised, and enjoyed a successful high profile launch at Silica’s Oxford Street store. But it soon became apparent that although it was on sale, it wasn’t quite as finished as one would have hoped.
Fearing a kicking in the inevitable comparative reviews that Wordworth 3 would face against Softwood’s improved Final Writer,, Digita were quick to address the user’s complaints. The result is that Wordworth 3a appeared in no-time flat, and while it may not be perfect, it is the Wordworth that most people were hoping for.
The second program is Team 17’s Arcade Pool Promised in late February, it finally hit our desks in early April, and was an instant smash. It’s difficult for me to be objective about a game when I going to work for the company that produced it, so Steve Bradley had the enviable task of reviewing it.
The lucky blighter spent three whole days in the office playing it, while everyone else looked on impatiently. Even the guys from Amiga Power (usually banned from our office in case they spy any of our scoops) ended up watching as Steve battled to improve his Speed Pool times. At less than a tenner this has to be the bargain of the year.
It’s strange how Team 17, despite the respect they have in the Amiga community, have never before earned a Format gold. Although their games are always technically and graphically excellent, and very playable, they have previously been too derivative to push them over the edge from a very good score to a truly excellent one. Arcade Pool is no great revolution in game design, but it is so playable it deserves the honours anyway.
One company who have no trouble scoring Format Golds in recent years are Germany’s Blue Byte. They have notched up five of our prestigious awards in three years - a feat unmatched by any other software company. But when you call the role of their games: Battle Isle, Apidya, History Line, Yo! Joe! And The Settlers, it is obvious why they’ve been so well received. This month, games ed Rob Mead travels to Germany to see how they do it - find out how on page 56.
I always enjoy a good show. The chance to get out and meet the readers is a rare and cherished thing. But the last truly great Amiga show in the UK was the Amiga Format World of Commodore Show back in 1991. Sure, we’ve had the Amiga Shopper Show and Amiga Format Live since then, and while they were both good shows, they weren’t quite on the scale of WoC.
But since the release of CD32 and the A1200, Amiga users have had something to shout about.
So this year we’re getting together with Commodore to produce another great Amiga show. The aim of the World of Amiga is to bring the whole Amiga community together at a show that will have lots to do and see, as well as plenty to try out and buy. The show is at Wembley on November 18-20,1 know I won’t miss it!
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CORRUPTION (M SCROLLS) ...7.49 CRUISE FOR A
CORPSE ......11.99 CRYSTAL KINGDOM DIZZY
...9.49 CURSE OF ENCHANT1A (1 MEG)
.....11.99 CYBERSPACE (1
MEG) ..22.99 DARKSEED (1 MEG)
.....21.49
DENNIS ... 18.49 DESERT
STRIKE (1 MEG) ......19.49 DISPOSABLE HERO
.....16 99 DIZZY
PANIC 7.99 DIZZY’S
EXCELLENT ADVENTURE ..16.49 AMIGA EDUCATIONAL 10 OUT OF
10 - DINOSAURS (1 MEG) ......18.88 10 OUT OF 10 - EARLY
ESSENTIALS (1 MEG, AGES 3-7,)
.....18.99 10 OUT OF 10 - ENGLISH (1
MEG, AGES 6-16) .....18.99 10 OUT OF
10-FRENCH (1 MEG, AGES 8-16)
.....18.99 )0 OUT OF 10 - JUNIOR
ESSENTIALS (1 MEG, AGES 5-11)
.....18.99 10 OUT OF 10 - MATHS
ALGEBRA (1 MEG, AGES 6-16) .....18.99
10 OUT OF 10 - MATHS NUMEGERS (1 MEG, AGES 6-16)
.....18.99 ADI ENGLISH (11-12 YRS)
...17.99 ADI FRENCH (12-13
YRS) ......17.99 ADI FRENCH (13-14
YRS) ......17.99 ADI GCSE ENGLISH PACK (14-16
YEARS).
1 MEG, DOUBLE AGE GROUP PACK. ...22.99 ADI GCSE FRENCH PACK (14-16 YEARS).
1 MEG, DOUBLE AGE GROUP PACK. ...22.99 ADI GCSE MATHS PACK (14-16 YEARS).
1 MEG, DOUBLE AGE GROUP PACK 22.99 ADI JUNIOR COUNTING (6-7 YRS) .....14.99 ADI JUNIOR READING (4-5 YRS) ..... 14.99 ADI JUNIOR READING (6-7 YRS) .....14.99 ADI MATHS (11-12 YRS) ......17.99 ADI MATHS 12-13 YRS) ......17.99 ADI MATHS 13-14 YRS ......17.99 AMOS EASY 1 MEG. FIRST STEPS TO PROGRAMMING) 22.99 i 2-5 YRS) ...14.99 5-7 YRS ...14.99 t+YRS) ......14.99 2-5 YRS) ...16.99 5-7 YRS) ...18.99
* 7+ YRS) ......18.99 PINBALL FANTASIES
..15.99 PIRATES (NOP)
10.49 POUCE QUEST 1
* .13.49 POOLS OF DARKNESS
..9.99 POPULOUS 8 PROMISED LANDS
(N012) 10.49 POPULOUS 2 (1 MEG) + CHALLENGE DATA
DISK ......22,49 POWER UP (CHASE H.Q,
TURRICAN, X-OUT, ALTERED BEAST, RAINBOW ISLANDS) ...17.49
POWERMONGER + WW1 DATA DISK (N012) 12.49 PREHISTOR1K 2
17.49 PREMIER MANAGER (1
MEG) 9.99 PREMIER MANAGER 2 (1
MEG) .13.99 PREMIERE (1 MEG)
(N012j ...11.98 PRINCE OF PERSIA (1
MEG) ...7.99 PROJECT X (SPECIAL EDITION) (1
MEG) 10.49 PUGGSY (1 MEG)
.20.49 PUSH-OVER (1 MEG)
.....9.49 PUTTY
......15.49 QUEST &
GLORY (BLOOOWYCH, MIDWINTER, CADAVER, BAT) (NOI2)
......13.49 QWAK
..9.99
RAILROAD TYCOON (1 MEG) (NOP) ..13.49 RAINBOW COLLECTION
BUBBLE BOBBLE, RAINBOW ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND STORY) (NOP)
.10.99 REACH FOR THE SKIES
......14.99 RISE OF THE ROBOTS (1
MEG) .25.99 ROAD
RASH 17.99 ROBINSONS
REQUIEM (1 MEG) .18.99 ROBOCOP 2
7.99 ROBOCOP 3 (N012)
.....10.99 RORKE’S DRIFT
7.99 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 2
21.49 SABRE TEAM
...11.99 SCRABBLE (US GOLD)
.19.49 SECOND SAMURAI (1 MEG)
(N012) ..20.49 SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND (1 MEG) ...12.99
SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND 2 (1 MEG) 24.49 SENSIBLE SOCCER (‘92 93
SEASON)......13.99 SETTLERS
23.49 SHADOW OF THE
BEAST 2 (WITH T-SHIRT) 11.99 SHADOWLANDS
9.49 SHABOWORLDS
(N012) ..6.99 SIERRA SOCCER (WORLD CUP
EDITION) (1 MEG) * .....17.49 SILENT SERVICE 2 (1
MEG) ...12.49 SIM CITY DELUXE (SIM CITY,
FUTURE CITIES & tERRAIN EDITOR)
19.99 SIM CITY LEMMINGS (N012)
19.49 SIMON THE SORCERER (1
MEG) .....21.49 SKID MARKS (1 MEG)
..18.49 SLEEPWALKER
20.99 SMASH TV
...7.99 SOCCER KID
...18.99 SPACE HULK
...22.99 SPACE QUEST 1 *
.13.49 SPECIAL FORCES (1
MEG) ...10.99 SPEEDBALL 2
...8.99 SPIRIT OF EXCAUBUR
(1 MEG) (NOP) ......9.49 SPORTS MASTERS (PGA GOLF, INDY 500.
ADVANTAGE TENNIS, EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP'S 1992) (1 MEG) (N012)
13.99 STARDUST
12.49 STREETFIGHTER 2
....11.49 STUNT CAR RACER (N012)
...7.99 SUPER CARS 2
(NOP) .....9.49 SUPER FROG (1 MEG)
..16.99 SUPER HANG
ON 7.99 SUPER SPACE
INVADERS ......9.49 SUPER TETRIS
12.99 SURBURBAN
COMMANDO ...17.99 SW1V
(NOP) ...8.99
SYNDICATE (1 MEG) .....22.49 T2 (COIN
OP) 1 MiG) ..20.49 TEAM 17 COLLECTION
(BODY BLOWS, SUPER FROG, OVERDRIVE) *28.99 TETRIS • 7 COLOURS
* ..16.99 THE BLUE & THE GREY (1 MEG)
.....21.49 THE GREATEST (JIMMY WHITES, LURE OF THE
TEMPTRESS, DUNE) (1 MEG) * .13.99 THEATRE OF
DEATH .....20.49 THUNDERHAWK
9.49 TITUS THE
FOX ...9.49 TORNADO (1
MEG) .24.99 TROJAN - A LI EX
(LIGHT PHAZER GAME) ...7.49 TROJAN - F1RESTAR (LIGHT PHAZER
GAME) 7.49 TURRICAN 2
7.99 TURRICAN 311
MEG) ...... 17.99 UFO - ENEMY UNKNOWN (1 MEG)
* ..23.49 ULTIMA 5 (N012)
7.99 UNIVERSE (1
MEG)* .....22.49 URIDIUM 2j1 MEG)
.....17.99 VIKINGS - FIELD OF CONOUEST
(1 MEG) 11.49 VROOMJN012)
13.49 WALKER
...18.49 WAR IN THE
GULF .19.99 WARZONE
...... 8.99 WHEELS OF FIRE (HARD DRIVIN’, POWiRDRIFT,
CHASE H.Q, TURBO OUTRUN) (N012)......14.99 WHEN TWO WORLDS WAR
(1 MEG) ..21.49 WING COMMANDER 1 (1
MEG) 9.99 WINTER GOLD
* 12.49 WINTER OLYMPICS
.....21.49 WIZ’N’UZ
20.49
WIZ-KID .. 10.99
WQNDERDOG ...16.99 WWF
WRESTUNG (N012) .... 8.99 WWF WRESTLING 2 (1
MEG) ...8.99 XENON 2 MEGABLAST
..8.49 XMAS LEMMINGS
.12.99 YO
JOEI ......18-49 ZAK
MCKRACKEN (N012) ...10.49 ZOOLI1
MEG) ...12.49 ZOOL 2(1 MEG)
16.99 DOGFIGHT (1 MEG)
.....22.99 DONK (1
MEG) ...18.49 DRACULA(1
MEG) .20.49 DREAMLANDS
(TRANSART1CA, STORM MASTER, ISHAR) (1 MEG)
18.99 DREAMWEB (1
MEG) .....22.99 DUNE 2 - BATTLE FOR
ARRAKIS (1 MEG) ...20.49 DUNGEON MASTER & CHAOS STRIKES BACK (1
MEG) .....20.49 DYNA BLASTERS
(N012) ......20.49 ELITE
..9.49
19. 99
17. 99 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (SSII (1 MEG) ...12.49 EYE OF THE
BEHOLDER 2 (1 MEG) ..24.49 F1 (DOMARK) (1 MEG)
..17.99 F117A STEALTH FIGHTER 2.0 (1
MEG) ...22.99 F15 STRIKE EAGLE 2 (1 MEG) .12.49
F17 CHALLENGE .10.49 F19
STEALTH FIGHTER (NOP) 6.99 F29 RETALIATOfi
(1 MEG) ...10.49 FABLES & FIENDS - LEGEND
OF KYRANDIA (N012) (1 MEG) 23.96 FACE OFF ICE HOCKEY (N012)
.9.49 FANTASTIC WORLDS (REALMS, PIRATES, MEGA
LO MANIA, POPULOUS, WONDERLAND) (1 MEG)(N012) 23.49 FIRE 4
ICE 17.99 FIRST
DIVISION MANAGER ...7.99 FIRST SAMURAI ?
MEGA LO MANIA (N012) ...13.99 FLAMES OF FREEDOM (MIDWINTER 2)
...10.99 FLASHBACK (1 MEG) ..20.99
FLY HARDER* ...9.49
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX ...22.99 GENESIA (1
MEG) .20.49 GLOBDULE
.- ..20.49
GOAL ..14.49
GOBLIIINS 2 18.49
GRAHAM GOOCH DATA DISK .12.99 GRAHAM GOOCH
WORLD CLASS CRICKET (1 MEG) 18.49 GRAHAM TAYLOR’S SOCCER
MANAGER (1 MEG) .9.49 GUNSHIP
2000 (1 MEG) ..22.99 HEROQUEST + DATA
DISK (N012) .....9.99 HEROQUEST 2 - THE LEGACY OF
SORASJL (1 MEG) 18.99 HIRED GUNS (1 MEG)
..22.49 HISTORYUNE 1914-18 (1 MEG)
.22.99 HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION (ROBOCOP,
GHOSTSUSTERS 2, INDIANA JONES ACTION, BATMAN THE MOVIE) D S
(NOP) .....10.99
HOOK ..11-49
IK+ .7.99
INDIANA JONES ADVENTURE .11.49 INDIANA JONES
FATE OF ATLANTIS ADVENTURE (1 MEG)
..24.49 INNOCENT (1 MEG)
.....24.99 INTERNATIONAL RUGBY
CHALLENGE 9.99 ISHAR 2 - LEGIONS OF CHAOS (1 MEG)... 11.48 IT
CAME FROM THE DESERT PLUS ANT HEADS DATA DISK (1 MEG)
14.99 JACK NICKLAUS GOLF
..8.49 JAGUAR XJ220 (1
MEG) ..9.49 JAMES
POND 8.48 JIMMY
WHITES SNOOKER (N012) ..13.49 JINXTER (M SCROLLS)
..4,49 JOHN MADDEN'S (U.Sj FOOTBALL
..11.49 JURASSIC PARK (1 MEG)
...17.99 K240 (UTOPIA 2) (1
MEG) ......18.49 KGB
..20.49
KINGS QUEST 1 11.49 KINGS
QUEST 2 (1 MEG) * ...10.99 KINGS QUEST 6 M
MEG) ......22.99 KNIGHTS OF THE SKY (1
MEG) .12.99 KRUSTY’S SUPER FUN
HOUSE .10.99 LASER SQUAD*
9.49 LEGEND (WORLD OF
LEGEND .9.99 LEGENDS OF VALOUR (1 MEG) (N012)
...23.49 LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1 (1 MEG) .....11.49
LEISURE SUIT LARRY 2 (1 MEG) .....11.49 LEMMINGS
16.99 LEMMINGS 2
...13.99 LEMMINGS DATA
DISK - OH NO! .4,99 LINKS - (GOLF) (HARD DRIVE
REQUIRED) (1 MEG) ..12.99 LOMBARD RAC RALLY
..7.99 LORD OF THE RINGS
..22 99 LORDS OF CHAOS
* .9.49 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE
2 (N012) ......9.49 LOTUS 3 - THE FINAL CHALLENGE (1 MEG)
(N012) 16.99 LURE OF THE TEMPTRESS (1 MfeG) 12.49 Ml TANK
PLATOON (1 MEG) 11.49 MAELSTROM (1 MEG)
* ..22.99 MAN UTD PREMIER LEAGUE
CHAMPIONS (1 MEG) .19.49 MANCHESTER UNITED
..9.49 MANCHESTER UNITED
EUROPE .9.49 MANIAC MANSION (N012)
...10.49 MICRO
MACHINES .16.99 MICROPROSE 3D
GOLF (1 MEG) .....22.99 MIG 29(1 MEG)
10.49
MONOPOLY 18.49
MORTAL KOMBAT (1 MEG) ...20.49 NICK FALDO'S
GOLF ..13.99 NIGEL MANSELL’S WORLD
CHAMP’SHIP (1 MEG) .11.99 NIPPON SAFES (1 MEG)
......20.49 ON THE BALL (1
MEG) ..18.99 OPERATION STEALTH (N012)
.11.49 OPERATION WOLF (N012)
..,7.99 OVERDRIVE (1
MEG) .....11.99 PARASOL
STARS ... 8.99 PATRICIAN (1 MEG)
.....20.49 PGA TOUR GOLF
.10.99 PINBALL DOUBLE PACK
(PINBALL DREAMS & FANTASIES) (1 MEG) 21.49 PINBALL DREAMS (1
MEG) ...13-49 BOLUST1CK HAND HELD JOYSTICK
MICRO- SWITCHED AUTOFIRE
10. 99 QUICKJOY QJ1 JOYSTICK MICROSWITCHED
7. 99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA JOYSTICK CLEAR BASE, MICROS W1TC HED
WITH AUTOFIRE
11. 99 S X OUICKJOY TOP STAR JOYSTICK MICRO- SWITCHED AUTOFIRE
17. 49 GRAVIS JOYSTICK FOAM PADDED GRIP.
ADJUSTABLE HANDLE TENSION AND PROGRAMMABLE FIRE BUTTONS
20. 99 OUICKSHOT 128F MAVERICK 1 JOYSTICK AUTOF1RE
11. 99 fU N SCHOOL 3 FUN SCHOOL 3 FUN SCHOOL 3 FUN SCHOOL 4 FUN
SCHOOL 4 FUN SCHOOL 4 FUN SCHOOL SPECIAL - MERUN’S MATHS
(7-11 YRS FUN SCHOOL SPECIAL - PAI EDUCATIONAL ART (5+
YRS) 17.99 FUN SCHOOL SPECIAL - .99 ,99
18. 99 (BEGINNER TO GCSE.)
NOW FEATURES REAL SPEECH .....18.98 MICRO GERMAN (BEGINNER TO GCSE AND BUSINESS LEVEL).
NOW FEATURES REAL SPEECH .....18.99 MICRO MATHS (11 YRS TO GCSE.) ..18.99 MICRO SCIENCE 8 YRS TO GCSE) (1 MEG) ...18.99 1CRO SPANISH (1 MEG) .1188 NODDY’S PLAYTIME (EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGED 3+) (1 MEG) 18.99 NODDY’S BIG ADVENTURE (FOLLOW UP TO NODDY’S PLAYTIME) ...18.88 LOTS MORE TITLES AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL FOR A CATALOGUE 0279 600204 AMIGA APPLICATIONS AMIGA A1200 VERSIONS BRILLIANCE AGA (2 MEG MINIMUM, 2 DISK DRIVES OR HARD DRIVE REQUIRED, PROFESSIONAL PAINT AND ANIMATION PACKAGE FOR OUTSTANDING RESULTS.
FEATURES ALL AMIGA SCREEN MODES INCLUDING AGA) .....114,98 DELUXE PAINT 4 (AGA FOR AMIGA 1200 WORKS IN 256 COLOUR AND NEW 8-BIT HAM MODE, 2 DISK DRIVES RECOMMENDED) .....59.99 VISTA PRO (UTE VERSION).
REQUIRES HARO DRIVE. CREATE SPECTACULAR VIRTUAL WORLDS WITH THIS POWERFUL SCENERY CREATOR AND ANIMATOR. SPECIAL UTE VERSION TO RUN ON A1200 OR ABOVE .44.99 ALL AMIGAS ALL AMIGASAMOS (GAMES CREATOR) ...29.99 AMOS CRAFT ADD ON EXTENSION TO AMOS GIVING OVER 160 NEW COMMANDS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO GIVE AMOS OR AMOS PROFESSIONAL GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND POWER. REQUIRES AMOS OR AMOS PROFESSIONAL ..19.99 AMOS EASY (1 MEG) .22.99 AMOS PROFESSIONAL (1 MEG, PROFESSIONAL VERSION OF WORLDS BEST SELLING GAMES CREATOR) MORE COMMANDS, MORE FLEXIBILITY AND
BETTER USER INTERFACE .....31.99 AMOS PROFESSIONAL COMPILER (COMPILES AND SPEEDS UP PROGRAMS WRITTEN IN AMOS, EASY AMOS OR AMOS PROFESSIONAL) ......24.88 BLITZ BASIC 2.
A BRAND NEW FAST AND EASY TO USE VERSION OF BASIC. COMPLETE WITH MANUAL AND COMPILER SYSTEM.
THE HOTTEST NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE AVAILABLE. THE TOP SELUNG SKID MARKS GAME WAS CREATED WITH BUTZ BASIC 2 .56.99 DELUXE PAINT 3.
A VERY POWERFUL ART AND ANIMATION PACKAGE WITH EXTENSIVE FEATURES.
A BEST SELLER AND A TOP AWARD WINNER. MANY FONT AND PRINTING OPTIONS AND SAMPLE ANIMATION AND ART INCLUDED ...14J8 DELUXE PAINT 4 (1 MEG) (HAM MODE & ANIMATION) ......59.99 99
i) 17. (NT N CREATE 4 KONIX SPEEDKING ANALOGUE
JOYSTICK ENABLES PROPORTIONAL CONTROL ON SUITABLE SOFTWARE,
AUTOP1R6 9,99 AMIGA CD32 SOFTWARE ALFRED
CHICKEN .17.99 AUEN BREED 2
(CD32) • ......19.99 AUEN BREED S E +
QWAK ...17.99 ARABIAN NIGHTS
(AGA) ......12.99
BATTLECHESS* 19.99 BRUTAL
FOOTBALL * ..19.99 BUBBA ’N' STIX *
.17.99 BUBBLE AND SQUEAK
* ......19.99 CAPTIVE 2 ¦ UBERATION
...14.99 CASTLES 2
19.99 CEASAR COHORT
2 * ..19.99 CHAOS
ENGINE . 17.99 CHUCK ROCK*
10.99 D GENERATION
17.99
DENNIS ......19.89
DIZZY COLLECTION (DIZZY PRINCE OF YOLKFQLK, TREASURE ISLAND
DIZZY, BUBBLE DIZZY, PANIC DIZZY, SPELLBOUND DIZZY, QU1CKSNAX.
FAST FOOD DIZZY, MAGIC LAND DIZZY, FANTASY WORLD DIZZY, CRYSTAL KINGDOM DIZZY) * 16.99 DONK ..19.99 ELITE 2 .... 19.99 FIRE AND ICE* 17.88 FIRE FORCE* ...19.99 FLY HARDER ...11.99 FURY OF THE FURRIES * ......19.99 GLOBAL EFFECT* .19.99 GUNSHIP 2000* 19.99 HEREWITH THE CLUES * ......19.99 HUMANS 1& 2*
19.99 JAMES POND 3 - OPERATION STARFISH *19,99 JOHN BARNES 12.99 JURASSIC PARK .24.99 K240 (NAGA) ...17.99 LABYRINTH OF TIME .....17.99 UONHEART .13.99 UTIL DIVIL 17.99 LOTUS TRILOGY (LOTUS 1, 2, 3) .....17.99 MEAN ARENA* 19.99 MICROCOSM ...32.99 MORPH*
...11.89 NIGEL MANSELL'S WORLD CHAMP SHIP 17.99 NO SECOND PRIZE .....13.99 OVERKILL & LUNER-C ..19,99 PINBALL FANTASIES ..19.99 PINKIE* ......19.99 PIRATES GOLD . 19.99 PREMIERE* ... 11.99 PROJECT X S E + F17 CHALLENGE 17.99 ROBOCOD (JAMES POND 2) 13.99 RYDER CUP 21.99 SEEK & DESTROY .17.99 SENSIBLE SOCCER
.....17.99 SKELETON KREW * .....10.99 SLEEPWALKER 21.99 SUPER STARDUST* .....17.99 TFX (DUE JUNE’94) .....27.99 TRIVIAL PURSUIT * .....19.99 TURNING POINTS * .....22.99 ULTIMATE BODY BLOWS (BODY BLOWS A BODY BLOWS GALACTIC) 19.99 URIDIUM 2 ...17.99 WEMBLEY INTERNATIONAL SOCCER • ...19.99 ZOOL ..17.99 ZOOL 2
......17.99 SCORPION PLUS JOYSTICK ARCADE STYLE WITH TURBO FIRE.
9,99 B LOGIC 3 PINTO MINI JOYSTICK MICROSWITCHED
10. 99 9UKST1K JOYSTICK
5. 99 SUPER PRO ZIP STICK MICRO - SWITCHED AUTQF1RE
11. 99 LOGIC 3 QUATRO JOYSTICK M1CRO- SwtTCHED
10. 99 CHEETAH BUG JOYSTICK MICRO- SWITCHED AUTOFIRE
13. 99 4 ALFA HEGAMOUSE2 260 DPI, HIGH QUALITY 1199 MINI
COMPETITION PRO 5000 JOYSTICK MICROSWITCHED
11. 99 LOGIC 3 SPEE0MOUSE 12,99 QUICKJOY JET FIGHTER JOYSTICK
MICROSWITCHED AUTOFIRE
11. 99 QUICKJOY FOOTPEDAL
16. 99 (HELSMF0RD CLUB SHOP g 43 U00MFKLD ROAD, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX
OPEN 10 TIL f 7 DAYS COMMODORE AMIGA A1200 DESKTOP DYNAMITE
PACK COMMODORE AMIGA A1200 LEMMINGS PACK 1 a ATOP GAMES WORTH
OVER I WITH FREE LEMMINGS & DELUXE PAINT 3 AMIGA A1200 2 0
LEMMINGS PACK COMPUTER WITH 2 MB RAM, 32 BIT 68020 14 Mhz
PROCESSOR, MOUSE, BUILT-IN TV MODULATOR AND 1 YEAR IN-HOME
SERVICE WARRANTY.
WITH LEMMINGS AND DELUXE PAINT 3. ..... ..275.99 A1200 LEMMINGS PACK AS ABOVE WITH INTERNAL 2.5" HARD DRIVES A1200 COPMUTER + 64 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE ...415.99 A1200 COMPUTER + 80 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE 439.99 A1200 COMPUTER + 127 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE ...489.99 A1200 COMPUTER + 200 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE ...539.99 ALL WITH FREE LEMMINGS AND DELUXE PAINT3 SOFTWARE £100 AMIGA A1200 2 0 DYNAMITE+ 4 PACK WITH WORDWORTH 2.0 AGA WORD PROCESSOR, DELUXE PAINT IV AGA, PRINT MANAGER, OSCAR AND DENNIS. COMPUTER WITH 2 MB RAM, 32 BIT 68020 14 Mhz ETC. 1 YEAR IN-HOME SERVICE.
FREE ELITE 2, BATMAN, LEMMINGS 2 & CIVILISATION AGA SOFTWARE 325.99
* A1*200 DESKTOP DYNAMITE PACK AS ABOVE WITH INTERNAL 2.5" HARD
DRIVES A1200 COMPUTER 4- 80 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE.
...499.99 A1200 COMPUTER + 127 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE.
549.99 A1200 COMPUTER + 200 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE. 599.99
A1200 COMPUTER + 340 MB INTERNAL 2.5” HARD DRIVE. ...749.99 ALL
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OVERDRIVE HIGH SPEED HARD DRIVES FOR AMIGA A1200 COMMODORE
AMIGA A600 LEMMINGS PACK
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• 1 YEAR WARRANTY AO TOOLS AND 1 YEAR WARRANTY.
DOES NOT INVALIDATE WARRANTY " The fastest drive ever reviewed by CU Amiga" OVERDRIVE 120 MB HARD DRIVE .(DRIVE MECHANISM MAY VARY) 255.99 OVERDRIVE 210 MB HIGH SPEED HARD DRIVE FOR A1200 ....289.99 OVERDRIVE 250 MB HIGH SPEED HARD DRIVE FOR A1200 ....309.99 OVERDRIVE 340 MB HIGH SPEED HARD DRIVE FOR A1200 .369.99 OVERDRIVE 420 MB HIGH SPEED HARD DRIVE FOR A1200 ....439.99 CONNER HARD DRIVES FOR AMIGA AI200 & A600 CONNER HARD DRIVE: (INTERNAL IDE, MODEL CP2064). HIGH SPEED
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NOTE THAT OPENING YOUR AMIGA MAY INVALIDATE THE WARRANTY.
CONNER 64 MB HARD DRIVE FOR AMIGA A1200 .129.99 CONNER 64 MB HARD DRIVE FOR AMIGA A600 129.99 AMIGA A600 LEMMINGS PACK 1 0 WITH BUILT-IN TV MODULATOR, MOUSE, WORKBENCH 2.0,1 MB RAM EXPANDABLE TO 10 MB, 1 YEAR IN-HOME WARRANTY,WITH LEMMINGS, F1 GRAND PflIX, PUSH OVER, PUTTY AND DELUXE PAINT 3 199.99 WHY NOT BUY THIS CHAOS SOFTWARE PACK WHEN YOU BUY YOUR A600?
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You will now be asked where to save the new table. The default location is the drawer where InterBase is installed. You may also specify a password at this stage if you want to protect your files against being read by unauthorised eyes.
LAYOUT Now we have specified all the fields for our database, we must specify how we want the data to appear on screen, or when we print it out. Select Define Layout from the Layout menu. You will see that a layout called “Friends” already exists. This is a default layout which is just one field under another (see picture 2, below). This would probably be OK for our address book, but let’s fiddle with it anyway.
All the text that appears on the screen in square brackets will be substituted for the data in that field when displaying or printing a record. All the other text will appear as it is.
To begin with we may as well get rid of the text saying Postcode as it is fairly obvious what a Inter!* s» VI «2 Edit Fit 1 St If t f tld RfH:H541l88 Q taraoitaiMM pjmms BUT FIRST Before you can use these programs, you must dearchive them. In an effort to make this process even easier for you, we are now using Commodore's Installer program. This uses Workbench 2 style buttons and requesters to avoid errors and mishaps.
To install InterBase on a floppy drive, first format a new disk and label it "Interbase".
Reboot your machine and insert the AF59A Coverdisk. Double-click on the disk's icon and a window will appear containing two icons.
Double click on the InterBase installer and the installation will begin.
Initially some files will be copied into the RAM disk and then you will be asked where to install the software. If you have a hard drive you may install the software direct, but it is a better idea to install it to floppy first and then use InterBase1 s own floppy installer. To install to a floppy drive, remove the Coverdisk from the drive, insert your blank floppy and select it from the requester. This program MUST be installed to a drawer, so if your disk is completely blank, you should create a drawer with the button on the bottom left of the window before proceeding. Select Proceed and the
Installer software will take care of the rest.
The operation may take a couple of minutes, so donrt worry.
The procedure is exactly the same for Indexer, and if you have two disks ready, you can dearchive both of them without having to reboot your machine.
To completely install Indexer, you also need to copy the extend.library to the libs: drawer of you startup disk and the two fonts Pyr and loadn to the Fonts: drawer. You can do this by opening a Shell and, with the Indexer disk in dfO:, typing: copy dfOtlibs ? Libs: copy dfO:fonts ? Foots: before running the Indexer program each time, you will have to open a Shell and assign it: Assign Indexer: diskruune : indexer where diskname is the name of the disk containing Indexer. If you want to use Indexer a lot, or you have installed it on a hard-drive. It is a good idea to add this line to your
startup- sequence. If you boot from floppy though, this will mean that you will be asked to insert the Indexer disk every time you boot up. The best idea is to get a hard disk... To install Interbase in order to use the supplied examples, you must open a Shell and enter the following: Assign **Interbase 2:" EFO:interbase examples.
Interbase will run perfectly from a self-booting disk. If you create a bootable disk (check your manual) and simply copy over all the files to the new disk (called Interbase), like this: Copy dfO:interbase ? Interbase: ALL INTERBASE IS A database program, designed to store information in a way that makes it easy to find things again. Databases work by storing an amount of information in a number of fields. Each field has a name and a type.
In this way, records of information are built up, a record being a set of connected entries for each field. If, for example, you were creating an address book, the fields would be Name, Street, Town, Postcode and Phone.
SETTING UP A DATABASE To create our sample database, we will first have to create a Table in InterBase. To do this select Define Table from the Table menu. A requester will appear asking for a name. Why not call the new table Friends?
A new screen will appear for you to enter all the field names that you will need. For a complete description of all the tools that appear, see the annotated boxout Enter the names for all your fields one at a time, and click on the OK Field button to add them to the list on the left. When you have InterBase VI 2 Project: tfnn«i«41 Mfl:1537l5fcl FI EaiijoattatJLij mgiai&i To start InterBase, just double-click on the program's icon. You will find that InterBase also stores all of its data files in the same directory, but normally these will not be visible as they have no icons.
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end of an address. To do this click on the box with a cross in
it in the tool bar, or select Delete Field from the menu, then
click on the text and it will disappear.
Now we can line up all the data fields. Select Move Field from the menu, click once on the field and then click again on the position to move it to.
Having all the fields lined up will make the display easier to read (see picture 3, above).
Now, if you select Size of Sublayout from the first menu, you will be able to change the vertical size of the layout A line appears which you should drag down to about 1cm below the last line of text.
This will leave a decent amount of space between consecutive records when entering data.
When you have finished, select Quit Layout from the menu. It will automatically be saved.
ENTERING DATA Hurrah! We can now enter some data.
Record from the edit menu and a appear on the screen, exactly how we in the layout section. An orange box next to the first field, inviting you to data. After each line, press Return and move to the next data field. You can the previous field (or record) entries just by clicking on them. Now you can try entering some data and creating a few records of your own (see picture 4 above).
Select New display will designed it will appear enter some the box will edit any of SEARCHING The best use of a database is for searching through large amounts of data to pull out the record you want. OK, we haven’t got very many entries yet, so we can just scroll through the list to see all the entries we want, but imagine that you were really popular and had hundreds of names in your address book. So we should use the search option.
From the Various Menu, select Freetext Search. Say you are a personal friend of Marcus and you are looking for him in your database (for some reason), enter: *?Dyson*? In the Pattern requester - this will match any entry containing “Dyson” (see picture 5, above). You can now select the field that you wish to search in. For this example we are searching in the Name Field, but you could search in any number of fields.
Once you are satisfied, select OK and the search will begin. It shouldn’t take too long with our limited number of fields. Only records which match the search string will be selected.
DIFFERENT LAYOUTS You can have many different layout selections for the same table of records. This can be very useful for different ways of using or presenting the same data. You will probably want to use a different layout for printing out the data, and maybe one which doesn’t include all the data. This might be very useful in our example of a list of names and phone numbers. You can create different styles of layouts just by choosing Define Layout from the Layout menu.
PRINTING To print out the data using the current layout, simply select the print icon from the toolbar (it’s the one that looks like a printer). Be sure that you have set up your printer preferences correctly before you confirm printing.
Continued overleaf INTERBASE OFFERS If you want to take advantage of special offers involving other Interoffice software or getting the full manual for InterBase, turn to page 134 INTERBASE FIELD TYPES EXPLAINED There are many types of different fields available in InterBase, and many error checking routines which can be performed when data is entered to avoid your data becoming riddled with mistakes.
FIXED STRING. This is an alphanumeric string which can contain any number of letters, numbers and symbols.
The maximum length of the string is fixed - every record created will reserve this amount of space for that field.
This type of field makes database operations faster, but uses more memory and space.
DYNAMIC STRING. This is the same as the above, but there is no fixed limit to the length. This makes it more flexible when entering data and more frugal with memory.
O Dstring NUMERIC. Numeric data is basically a number. This can range anywhere from *10 E + 308 to 10E + 308 and may be entered in normal or exponential notation.
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Updat tsm DMI 1 DMI 2 DMI 3 DMI 4 DMI 5 DMI 6 DMI 7 DMI 8 DMI 9 STARTING OFF Double dick on the Indexer icon and off you go. When the intro screen has cleared you should select "Load Index Amiga Format 1989-93" and wait while the records have loaded in.
SEARCH DMI SEARCH ALL DMI L M E M d[•:i.[•: i iwii- FULL INDEXER DEMO «« QUIT INDEXER »» l i SELECT D OR MODE :«« »»»»» foacl!?' Fftil '1 * Load AmuSR FORMAT 1994 - 1998 & DMI Load AMIGA FORMAT 1998 - 2882 & DMI load AMIGA FORMAT 2883 - .... & DMI ENTER NEW INDEX EXIT MODE 1 SCREENPLAY 1 2 COVERDISK 1 3 SOFTWARE 1 4 HARDWARE 1 5 PUBLIC DOMAINl 6 GAMEBUSTERS 1 7 AMIGA ADVICE 1 8 PROGRAMMING 1 9 FEATURES 1 THIS SPECIAL EDITION AMIGA FORMAT INDEX allows you to Index your copies of Amiga Format for years to come. We have included over 1300 references to items in the past issues of Amiga Format to
get you started with your own FORMAT INDEX. In the main, we have made general indices such as Deluxe Paint and Game Cheats, but have left it to you to make more specific indices to suit your own requirements.
You will find a number of indices installed.
The first covers past issues and you can add your own items to this, and the others have been left clear for you to begin and customise for your future use. You will therefore have to devise your own new categories (see below).
There are two control modes for the program
- you are always either searching or entering.
You can work in either of these two modes, and get in or out of them by clicking on the button EXIT MODE.
SEARCHING Within the SEARCH mode there are two ways of finding items: SEARCH DMI or SEARCH ALL To use the DYNAMIC MENU INDEX click on SEARCH DMI then click on the Category button that interests you. You will now be told to choose an item from the menu of that category. Go up to the appropriate menu which will now be in operation and choose your desired subject For example, if you were looking for a particular Coverdisk utility, then you would select Goverdisks from the DMI bar and then use the menu to select You are presented with a main central box which gives you all the information, five
mode control buttons marked in green in the top right hand comer, and nine red control buttons with which you can pick the category of your desired INDEX. To the right of the title box (green), Is a window displaying the number of records and beyond that a little box which displays your options and directions while you are operating the INDEX.
The first box is ghosted’, as this is used for entering a new DMI. The first open box will let you enter an Issue No after which it will display all items from that particular issue. The next box lets you enter a page number, and displays all items on that page for the year. The last box allows you to enter any 33 letter string you choose, and searches all the records to see if such an item exists.
Out of sequence the program has to spend time sorting them and inserting them into the right place in the files. If you wish, you can now choose a new category or an index from the same menu in the same way as you searched above to write your next entry.
Alternatively, by clicking on the Enter New DMI Index control button you are asked in which category your new index will be listed. Click on your choice and you are presented with the first string box open to enter in the new name.
There is only one discipline you have to observe in making entries and that is DMI indices cannot start with a number. For example, A600 is absolutely OK. Whereas if you entered 600A you might get some peculiar results when searching.
You can click back on ENTER DMI within this entry mode.
To cease entering click EXIT MODE.
SEARCH DMI SEARCH RLL ENTER DMI INDEX HMIGA FORMAT 1989 - 1993 ITEMS ENTER SI P«S EXIT MODE 1| SCREENPLAY 2| COVERDISK 3| SOFTWARE 4I HARDWARE PUBLIC DOMAIN *l GAMEBUSTERS ?| AM16A ADVICE 8I PROGRAMING * FEATURES By searching all the entries for a specific string, you can quickly pull out an entry you know exists.
You are only allowed to enter a string in one box at a time, and you must therefore click on the search box of your choice before entering.
To enter further searches just click on the desired string box and it will allow you to enter a search. If you want to pop back into using the DMI just click on SEARCH DMI after any search.
To exit you click EXIT MODE which brings you out of any searching situation.
ENTERING DATA Here again there are two methods of entering new items into indices.
ENTER DMI If you click on the Enter DMI button you will be asked to choose a Category. Go to the Menu chosen and choose the index under which you want your new entry to be made.
The Menu will then place the DMI INDEX NAME in the first string box and all you have to do is to then enter the Issue No, Page and then your Comments. (See Comments, right.)
When you are satisfied with your entry (you can click any box to change your entry) press FI and your new reference will be saved forever.
When entering items, it is faster to enter them in chronological order. This is because if they are MlilliMilMillMMUlM ,T0,i HOK SEARCH DM!
INDEX AMIGA FORMAT 1989 - 1993 uJW SEARCH ALL ENTER DMI 9 DM 1 9 SEARCH DMI 1 SEARCH ALL ENTER Mi J EN LR NEW INDEX | 1 EXIT N-'DE 1 Jj_ SCREENPLAY | JL COVERDISK I JL SOFTWARE j iL HARDWARE A. PUBLIC domain!
JL GAMEBUSTERS 1 JL AMIGA ADVICE 1 JL PROGRAMMING ] JL FEATURES 1 ENTER NEW INDEX EXIT HOPE LIST OR AMEND CATEGORIES _ . PECHFLAY_ ll SCREENPLAY I 21 COVERDISK I COVERDISK .
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81 PROGRAMING I PROGRAMMING FEATURES__ 91 FEATURES I Indexer allows you to diartga tha names of the categories to suit your needs.
By Marching using tha DMI you can quickly accass data grouped in many sub-categories.
Utilities. The list of all Coverdisk utilities would then be displayed. Sometimes this can produce a very long list, but you can use the more specific search mode to find one particular item.
Whilst in SEARCH DMI you can go back up to the same Menu or change the Category by clicking the appropriate button. You can also click on SEARCH ALL to change the searching method.
SEARCH ALL You can, of course, go straight to SEARCH ALL, by clicking on this button when you open the program. On clicking, you will be presented with four string boxes to enter a search string.
COMMENTS When entering COMMENTS in a new item, you can become quite creative in the structure of your index. When the program searches a DMI it will not only search the INDEX name, but it will also find any mention of that index in the COMMENTS column.
It is therefore redundant to enter under an index, for example called REVIEW, a record in COMMENTS which states REVIEW DELUXE PAINT. Just write in DELUXE PAINT, and if after this you write in capital letters ANIM- or any other code, if you have already an index called ANIM- then the DMI while searching under that particular topic will also include this record. It is important when using this facility to write these WITH INDEXER INDEX AMIGA FORMAT 1989 - 1993 ITEMS 1368 [PFITCHffTfflr 14 llH [[Upgrading 84889 Feature Entering date is very easy, but make sure the comment field contains
references you can search for.
Codes in CAPITAL letters. You can add further indices to your choice and will. For example DSK1* to add to all items on the first Coverdisk then DSK2* , and so on.
This facility is of great value when you are not quite sure which index to put a new item in. This is the spectacular part of the INDEX in that it can cross-reference records under many different subjects. For example, a Music Coverdisk would appear under Music as well as Coverdisks.
You will note that we have made these type of DMI indices as code words (WR-, ART-, EDU-, PC*, and so on) we have put such things as a star SEARCH DMI SEARCH ALL ENTER DMI ENTER COMMENTS ENTER NEN INDEX EXIT MODE 1 SCREENPLAY 2 COVERDISK 3 SOFTWARE 1 4 HARDWARE I 5 PUBLIC DOMAIN 6 GAMEBUSTERS 7 AMIGA ADVICE 8 PROGRAMMING 9 FEATURES or dash in these codes as just putting the letters alone can mean part words are found. For example, if you were searching for ART, you might find lots of references to ARTicle.
CHANCING AN ITEM Having found the item you require, scroll down to it with the cursor keys until it is highlighted, then all you simply do is press F5 and this record will be inserted in the string boxes.
Click on the box you wish to alter, then make the changes, then press Return and follow the instructions in the box that appears.
DELETING AN ITEM As before, find the item in the list and scroll down using the cursor keys until it is highlighted. This time you should press DEL and your offending item has gone forever.
PRINTING THE INDEXER has been created for the purpose of saving paper in the home, so you will be prompted first if you really do want to print an Index. On pressing F10, you will be asked to switch on your printer, after which you will press [RTN]. There are no fancy printing facilities involved here, this is just a direct dump of the items you have listed at the particular time.
MOTE: If a system requester appears which says “Printer not switched on”, switch it on then click CANCEL, then ‘left Amiga N’ to bring you back to the INDEXER screen.
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Iit?*5v*frwi Ifl: It dfft: Iboot up with your Workbench disk, and find the icon called Shell, which should be in your system drawer. Double-click on this to go into the Shell.
2 Type in the following line exactly as it appears here, taking care to put the spaces in the correct places: DISKCOPY FROM DFO: TO DFO: Morkbtnch Icrttn ol Morkbtnch .... .. IB © Ml ol toiMihiii till 4 I MW PHI & EM IfiiS mraw?tol" •" ItHlI RixriUM A 7 Lima 3 When you are asked for the source disk, insert the Coverdisk and press Return.
All of the information on this disk will then be copied from the disk into memory.
4 Once it has read the info, it will ask for the destination disk. Insert the disk you want to copy to and press Return. All information on this disk will be destroyed.
5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, as it copies in chunks. Finally, type Enddi to close down the Shell. Your copy is complete.
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You start off in the south-east corner of the city with I a car in front of you. The first thing to do is power- up your weapons, then get one man to steal the car and dump it in the middle of the highway causing a roadblock which forces the police car containing Julie to stop. Now make all your agents head towards the building to the west, drawing fire from the enemy troops away from the two cars. Destroy all the agents and collect their weapons, if necessary.
Secret agent Julie Tolley panics and makes a desperate escape bid while an overwhelming force of enemy agents zeroes in on your team.
You may have conquered the world in the original Syndicate, but the extremely violent American Revolt puts your whole empire in jeopardy.
2 The next threat comes from the north where another squad of enemy agents has set up a roadblock. Move your car a little further up the road and attack from a distance using Gauss Guns or Lasers, ensuring Julie doesn't get caught in the crossfire, then close in to mop up any remnants.
3 By now the police are aware of your presence and set up roadblocks as you approach. Luckily they're not too difficult to destroy, but more enemy agents are in the vicinity and another pitched battle ensues. Again keep Julie as far away from the action as possible.
4 Julie's destination is the farmhouse to the extreme west. Sweep the surrounding area to ensure there are no enemy agents in the vicinity before letting Julie leave her car and enter the building.
CALEPHAR In this game, one minute you are thinking about a frolic with Virtual Valerie, the next you are hustled into a poorly-armed spaceship and sent on a do-or-die mission against waves of alien nasties.
What a life!
Calephar is a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up from Belgian newcomers Future Software and it's a cracker. This one level demo places you at the start of the full game, then hurls lots of extra-terrestrial metal at you. The controls are simplicity itself. Move the joystick left to go left right to go.
With three lives and three smart bombs disposing those alien scumbags should present no problem.
Er, right and up or down to move forward and back. Pressing the fire button unleashes a hail of bullets in the general direction of your assailants and pressing the spacebar detonates a baddie- blasting smart bomb. Naturally, there are all kinds of power-ups and bonuses for you to collect including three-way forward fire and heaps of extra points.
The key to getting these goodies is by shooting the smaller aliens which accompany the main formation. That's about all you need to know, so get blasting!
HELP NEEDED!
Future Software are currently looking for a UK distributor if anyone is interested in selling marketing Calephar or their puzzle game Brain Drain in the UK call Nichole Coesel on 010129 236 2725 or write to: Future Software, E Seghersplein 23, 9000 Ghent Belgium.
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owners will have to rely on grey imports through third-party dealers.
• For the full story, turn to page 24.
It's show time!
W Now list three products you would like the manufacturers to provide a Question and Answer forum on: 1) 2) 3) And finally, in no more than 50 words, ask your own question: Name Address Tel Rules: No employee of Future Publishing or CBM may enter. The judge's decision is final. The £250 must be spent at the World of .Amiga Show, and no alternative price will be offered.
Send your entry to: WAS Questions, Amiga Format Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth Street Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
Entries must be in by 1 June 1994.
Commodore’s losses for the last quarter of 1993 totalled $ 7.8 million (£5.5 million). The results aren’t good, but as UK MD David Pleasance points out: ‘’When you consider that the losses for the last quarter of 1992 were over $ 70 million (£48.6 million) it’s a considerable improvement. And I firmly believe, were it not for the general softness of the industry, we would be back in profit by now”.
However, Commodore were firmly predicting to be back in the black by now, and their failure to do that in the most profitable quarter of the year has shaken the resolve of some investors.
Commodore shares are not currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which is often a sign of a company about to change hands. But Commodore UK, in time-honoured fashion, neither confirmed or denied this. “Corporate finances are List the three companies you would most like to see exhibiting new products at the World of Amiga.
1) 2) 3) WIN ell, it’s not quite show time yet but come October
and November, there is going to be plenty for you to get
excited about.
On Wednesday, October 26, the Future Computing Show takes off for five days at Earls Court 2 in London.
“The show is a direct response to the industry’s needs and will offer the consumer the opportunity to get hold of technology they have previously only read about,” says the show’s manager, Chris Down.
Backed by Future Publishing, Amiga Format and its sister magazines will be there in force and we’ll be letting you know more details on these pages nearer the time.
November is the month for another excellent adventure... The World of Amiga Show at Wembley on 18-20th. Replacing the Amiga Format Live show, the new show has Commodore’s official backing and aims to bring the full spirit of the Amiga world under one roof in a huge pre-Christmas bash.
Dealt with by the US, so anything we say will be irrelevant,” says Pleasance. “But we have made no secret of the fact that we are looking for corporate investors.” A merger may be the only way to save the company. It has been in a negative equity situation (all the debts outweigh the value of the company) since early last year.
And although Commodore have an attractive range of machines, and some very exciting technology in the pipeline, they need outside investment in order to market these machines effectively.
Whatever occurs, it is unlikely to affect the longevity of the Amiga range. With an installed user base of well over 6,000,000 in Europe, and exciting technology' like the AAA chipset and the 64-bit RISC machine nearing completion, another company would inevitably take over the range even if Commodore should fail.
We’ll bring you more details about the show in future issues of Amiga Format Because we know it’s going to be good, we’re giving 10 readers the chance to win tickets to the show, and one extremely fortunate Amiga Format reader the chance to not only get into the show for free, but also to win £250 to spend there.
To enter, just fill in the form on the left and rush it to us at the address shown. You’ll see that we ask you to pose a question about the Amiga that you would most like to ¦ see answered. The person who comes up with the most thought-provoking question will get to spend the £250, so get tbinkipg!
When we Said... That the picture on page 24 of the last issue (with the story Scan This Price) was of the Golden Image Scanner, what we meant was that it was another scanner. This photo shows the real Golden Image Scanner. The AlfaScan Plus 2S6 grey scale hand scanner with OCR is bundled with Migraph's Touch Up v3.16, Merge IT and Junior OCR at a special price of £135. Call 081-365 1102.
Holy cow!
It's a hologram Creators of 3D images listen up. Do you fancy the chance of getting your creations preserved for ever? And having your work commissioned? And having your work put on video and distributed throughout the Amiga industry? Then The 24Bit Club have just the vehicle for you.
In association with Munday Spacial Imaging, 24Bit are putting together a 3D Holo-Art Competition and are inviting all Amiga owners who use 3D packages to enter their creations for it.
The competition is divided into three categories - Science Fiction Fantasy, Photo Realistic and Organic Abstract - and the winner of each will have their entry made into a hologram. However, those who aren't winners don't lose out either, because every entry will be put on to video which will promoted throughout the industry.
After two years of production, Video Creator has been launched by Almathera. Not just another CD**2 disc, Video Creator enables users to put together special effects synchronised to music from any CD to create individual videos. No other equipment is needed (apart from a video player); and even with a standard CD**2 you can create quality music videos. If you have the Full Motion Video MPEG board you can also add effects to commercial video Cds.
Video Creator includes over 1,000 images, professional effects, psychedelic colour changes and Random Raves computer-generated videos. It’s on sale for £34.95 until June 1 when it goes up to £39.95. For more details call Almathera on 081-687 0040.
For a competition entry form, send a SAE to: 3D Holo-Art Competition, 24Bit Club, 6 Skirsa Square, Floor 1, Glasgow G23 5DW.
Games degree launched Publishers Domark Software are one of the instigators behind a degree course aimed at wanna-be games programmers.
Middlesex University is offering the two year Master of Arts (MA) course in the Design and Production of Interactive Games from September this year, with a BA degree to follow. The degree aims to introduce new talent to the games industry which is: "in danger of becoming stale and tired," according to Russell Ferrier, Domark's Development Manager.
More details are available from Professor John Lansdown, Middlesex University Faculty of Art and Design (081-362 5035).
SPOIUG! NOT SPOIUGII IG You may have had some difficulty calling Spongl, the Amiga Format BBS. This is because Spong! Was down for a number of days and also because we printed the wrong number on last month's Letters page. The correct number is: 0225 311647 Now to the point... In last month's AF we reviewed Citizen's ABC printer, awarding it a high-scoring 80 per cent. However, we also said that it was a 9-pin dot matrix printer when it is, in fact a 24-pin printer. If you need any further information, call Citizen on 0753 584111.
IVIAIUUAL COIVIES Olll-UIUE AF'S NEW ED Amiga Format editor, Marcus Dyson, has been persuaded by top Amiga games producers, Team17, to leave his large black leather swivel chair in a hi-tech office in the beautiful, beige Georgian city of Bath, to go up to the grey, grim industrial north to*be a games co-ordinator.
Rumour has ft that the final temptation for his move was the offer of a free copy of Arcade Pool [OK, Marcus, that's the last gratuitous plug you get ].
"I'm really looking forward to a new challenge," says Marcus, "and playing lots of Team17 games like...[snip]" Stepping into his not-inconsiderably sized shoes is Steve Jarrett Steve started his career way back in 1987 on ZzapI64, and has since worked on Nintendo and Sega magazines, and at present is editor of Future's Edge magazine. "Moving over to the biggest and best computer magazine is a challenge I just couldn't resist” says Steve. Welcome aboard.
Covering subjects such as Workbench, AmignDOS, and Arexx, The Amiga On- Line Reference Manual from First Computer Centre should be a useful tool to both Amiga beginners and experts.
The manual Is a collection of AmigaGulde documents covering various subjects. It retails at £17.99. Call First Computer Centre on 0532 319444.
AUTOMATIC FOR THE USERS Commodore have installed a new automated telephone answering system to give their helpline an efficiency boost.
The Interactive Voice Response system works by registering the caller's answers to a chain of questions, and by elimination the caller arrives at the solution they are looking for. Try calling it on 0345 626090.
Not just another CD TALEIUT ALERT Channel Z, according to Darren Busby, is: "The world's first A1200 disk magazine". And he's looking for talented artists, musicians and programmers to produce work for future issues. Anyone who's interested should write to: Darren Busby, CZWN, 3 Edelston Road, Blackpool, Lancs FY1 3HN.
ARE YOU A CHAMPION?
Computer Tournaments is a competitive games club offering members the opportunity to battle it out, all in the comfort of their own homes. The club also offers special discounts on games and disks.
For info, send an Sai to Computer Tournaments, PO Box 3052, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK13 0QQ.
BUDGET GAMES Everglade have A500, A500+ and A600 games all priced at £4.99 including post and packaging. For a catalogue, send an SAE to Everglade, PO Box 47, Inverness IV3 5YG, or call 0463 240168.
CHEAPER RAIUGE Phoenix have slashed the prices on their Robotics modems range as follows: US Robotics Sportster 14.400, £174.99; 2496, £109.99; Courier Terbo, £449.99 and Courier HST Terbo, £594.99. Call Phoenix on 0532 350091.
FAST MOVERS Supra have added a even faster modem to their already speedy range. The new SupraFAXModem 288 has uncompressed data speeds of 28,800 bps and a supported fax speed of 14,400 bps. It costs £284.99, and is available from First Computer Centre on 0532 319444.
IA i Ul Z LTHE--
- Pi Sal i oiniui COLUMN * ft ft 5 s HELLO ONCE AGAIN. It appears
that my column last month was received with some interest by
those Amiga owners lucky (and sussed) enough to have Internet
accounts. To set the record straight there are a vast number of
Amiga owners currently making use of the InfoBahn; check out
c0mp.sy5.amiga.misc or comp.sys.amiga.advocacy if you can -
both of these groups are packed with committed, friendly Amiga
users, and up-to-the-minute news and opinion about Commodore's
currently rather 'interesting' state.
Getting access to the net isn't as difficult as you might think. I'm sure that if you zing a letter into the ever helpful Messrs Baguley and Veitch, they'll help you out.
BUT NOW ON to more pressing matters. At last the A1200 CD- ROM drive is ready, a thoroughly huge 'about time!' To that one, and it also looks as if the AAA chipset is in to beta-testing. All good stuff. The only fly in the ointment is Commodore's current financial position in the US. Having seen their shares suspended on the New York Stock Exchange, the doom merchants are smacking their lips, and preparing for the death of the Amiga and the downfall of the entire company.
Too soon people. Too soon. Looking at the situation objectively... OK, looking at it from a biased position as an Amiga lover with a little financial experience, the idea that the Amiga may meet its nemesis over the next few months is frankly absurd.
THERE IS NO way in which the Amiga architecture can be killed off. Just this week someone posted a list of famous Amiga users and uses to the Internet. These included users in Australia, Poland, the States, Sweden and more. Despite what the doomsayers would have us believe, the Mac and PC are not 'better' machines that force 'fringe' computers such as the Amiga to live on the periphery with a marginal, minimal user-base and no uses outside of the games industry.
The Amiga is widely used in business, for example there's a Polish magazine called AMIGAwiec that uses A4000s for its DTP; Robocop, Duckman, DeepSpace Nine, SeaQuest and other US TV shows and pilots use Amigas, we use Amigas! Many thanks to David Tiberio who provided the Famous Amiga list.
You can get the full list from dtiberio@libserv1.ic.sunysb.edu. Considering that to buy a basic set-up for Apple IBM's base lever PowerPC Mac will cost you around £1,900 (for the box, the monitor, the keyboard, enough RAM to make it worth your while and a decent-sized hard disk) and that even then you can't truly multi-task with the damned thing, puts some perspective on the competition. A THERE ARE SEVERAL companies circling over Commodore at the moment, several big names have been mooted as potential saviours, there is even a groundswell of support from the US shareholders to pile in and
help out Commodore (well- meaning, but probably pointless). The Amiga will not lay down and die.
As a low-cost, high-productivity machine, the Amiga is both an elegant solution and a viable product. There is no way in which it will be left in the wilderness, so let's be positive about the situation.
Before leaving this piece, let me ensure that you are aware that while CBM might be a little shaky at the moment.
Commodore UK is not in a precarious position. Commodore UK are in fact doing very nicely indeed.
Finally, if you want to contact me via Email in order to insult me, provide some positive feedback or give me some news, my on-line addresses are: timbo@gashead.demon.co.uk. or tsmithb at CiX. I look forward to hearing from you.
THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF AMIGA FORMAT A play more games The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) continues its battle for the hearts and minds of parents with its backing of a new report on games playing.
The report, written by Dr Julie Rutowska of Sussex University and presented to the British Psychological Society, claims that computer and video games encourage children to behave more sociably since they form the basis of friendships through competitive play.
“Computer and video games are the source of great fun and excitement to groups of children,” says ELSPA General Secretary Roger Bennett. “Stories of loners are the exception, not the rule.” WIN! T-shirts « As Microcosm blasts through the charts, its makers, Psygr they're not leaving Amiga Format readers out of the picti arcade odyssey is being marked by special edition packs % tracks, although not on the Amiga.
However, 20 lucky AF readers can get their hands on i CD soundtracks by answering one simple question: Who composed the soundtrack for Microcosm?
A) Brian Jones B) Jimi Hendrix C) Rick Waker Send your answer on
the back of a postcard or sealed ent Microcosm: What a blast!,
Amiga Format, Future Publ 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
Closing date Wednes PINKIE'S LITTLE SISTER 13 year-old pop starlet Kelly Smith has been signed up by Millennium Interactive to produce the in-game music for their latest platformer, Pinkie, which the company hope will be as big a hit as the James Pond games.
Kelly, AKA Little Sister, is also releasing an “interactive” single of the Pinkie theme tune which enables listeners to create their own versions of the track. The Pinkie single is released in May through Kelly’s own Message Music label. We can hardly wait.
Teenage sensation Kelly Smith follows up her Boys Company single with a specially written rendition of the Pinkie theme.
A C ) 1.
(1) Same Cannon Fodder (Virgin) FC95% 2.
(-) New Man utd Premier League Champions (Krisalis) 81% 3.
(2) Down Frontier: Elite 2 (Gametek) FG90% 4.
(12) up Liberation: Captive 2 (Mindscape) 80i% 5.
(3) Down Premier Manager 2 (Gremlin Graphics) 80% 6.
(5) Down The Settlers (Kompart) FG94% 7.
(4) Down Skidmarks (Acid software) FG90% 8.
(-) New Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin) FG94% 9.
(18) Up Zool 2 (Gremlin Graphics) FG93%
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(6) Down Mortal Kombat (Virgin) 74%
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(-) New Award Winners - Gold Edition (Empire) 10 10
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(-) New Championship Manager comp (Domark) Not Reviewed
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(9) Down Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Renegade Mindscape) 80%
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(-) New Innocent Until Caught (Psygnosis) 67%
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(13) Down Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70%
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(10) Down Championship Manager Italia (Intelek) 85%
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(7) Down Winter Olympics (US Gold) 70%
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(11) Down The Blue and the Grey (impressions) 52%
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(8) Down Championship Manager ‘93 (Domark) 82%
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(19) Down The Chaos Engine (Renegade Mindscape) FG90%
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(14) Down Simon the Sorcerer (Adventure soft) 84%
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(15) Down Micro Machines (Codemasters) FG90%
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(-) Re World Class Cricket (Audiogenic) 78%
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(25) up European champions (Ocean) 73%
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(-) Re Sim City Deluxe (infogrames) Not Reviewed
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(20) Down Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis) FG94%
27.
(-) Re Combat Air patrol (Psygnosis) 84%
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(21) Down Premier Manager (Gremlin Graphics) 87%
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(-) Re War in the Gulf (Empire) 78%
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(-) Re European Superleague (CDS) Not Reviewed Chart compiled by Gallup _ WEM-BER-LEY. WEM-BER-LEY A1200 AND CD52 GAMES Top Ten A1200 Games
1. Brutal Sports Football (Millennium) 77%
2. Ryder Cup Golf (Ocean) FG91%
3. Sim Life (Mindscape) 86%
4. Jurassic Park (Ocean) 70%
5. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (interplay) 50%
6. Civilization (Kompart) FG95%
7. Simon the Sorcerer (Adventure Soft) 84%
8. Alien Breed 2 (Team 17) 80%
9. Second Samurai (Psygnosis) 9 10
10. Pinball Fantasies (21st Century) 80% Top Ten CD52 Games
1. Microcosm (Psygnosis) 87%
2. Liberation: Captive 2 (Mindscape) FG91%
3. The Chaos Engine (Renegade Mindscape) FG92%
4. Nick Faldo's Golf (Grandsiam) 82%
5. Project X F17 Challenge (Team 17) 84%
6. Alien Breed Special Edition Qwak (Team 17) 86%
7. Sensible Soccer 92 93 (Renegade) FG93%
8. Summer Olympix (Microvalue Flair) 46%
9. Seek and Destroy (Mindscape) 83%
10. The Lotus Trilogy (Gremlin Graphics) FG90% Chart compiled by
Gallup f CHART CHAT Sports fanatics Audiogenic Software are
the latest softies to announce the release of a footy game
prior to the World Cup in June.
Wembley international Soccer will be available for A1200 and CD32 machines only and offers both overhead and side-on views of the action. The game features 50 international teams, a two-p layer mode and picture-in-picture screen displays.
Audiogenic secured the rights to use the Wembley name after three years of negotiations with the stadium’s owners and are planning a whole range of sports titles bearing the Wembley name for release later this year.
TOP-DOWN RACING FEVER Frustrated by a lack of publisher interest in their new Amiga games, top coders Arcane Software Developments (ASD) are setting up their own publishing arm - Arcane Entertainment. ASD's first solo project is a top-down racing game called Turbo Trax, which is being released in conjunction with Daze Marketing. The game features five different race scenarios - Forest Desert Urban, Indy Car and Arctic - multi-directional scrolling, computer-controlled and opponents whose driving prowess ranges from aggressive to downright destructive. Turbo Trax is Turbo Trax is the first
game from released in May. Contact Daze on 071-328 2762. ASD's new publishing house.
ALSO MAKING ITS chart debut at number five is Revolution Software's brilliant graphic adventure Beneath A Steel Sky.
Expect to see a complete solution in the Gamebusters pages of Amiga Format very soon.
Z HI (A OTHER NEW ENTRIES include Innocent Until Caught featuring the bawdy adventures of Jack T Ladd (which is reviewed on page 74 of this issue) and the Award Winners Gold Edition which includes no fewer than three fantastic Format Gold winning games - Zoo , Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker and Sensible Soccer.
WITH THE IMMINENT arrival of Sim City 2000, it's no surprise to see its predecessors Sim City Deluxe and Sim Life returning in the Amiga Chart. Graham Gooch's World Class Cricket also makes a seasonal reappearance, though this may have more to do with England's appalling showing in the West Indies as people rush out to see if they can do any better. Incidentally, 2 4 4 A | Audiogenic are promising an updated floppy version of World Class Cricket in the summer with a CD32 incarnation following I close behind.
Ml u IU & M (A i in Z A THIS WAS THE 18th time Commodore exhibited at the prestigious CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany. Back in 1976 Commodore started out with pocket calculators, in 1977 they showed the first PET, once on the computer trail the company never looked back, always having one of the most exciting stands with products to match.
At this year’s press conference Commodore revealed a new policy of only showing products which are close to completion. As a result, there were no work-in-progress or vapourware announcements, although there was still plenty to get excited about.
THOSE FIGURES___ First the bad news. The figures for the financial year 92 93 are disappointing as the worldwide turnover shrunk to £407 million resulting in a £245 million loss.
However, the turnover in Germany alone at £187 million confirms Germany as the most important market “Commodore has had high profits for far too long and got used to high expenses,” said Alwin Stumpf, the boss of Commodore Germany. The losses were blamed on the recession in Europe where Commodore traditionally sold 80 per cent of its worldwide production. Other contributing factors were said to be the abandoning of their PC range - which sold well in France - and the fall of European currencies against the dollar.
On the positive side these cost-cutting measures resulted in drastic expenditure savings of over 60 per cent worldwide, including a 50 per cent staff reduction. In Germany alone the staff has shrunk from over 500 to about 50 employees today. And over the last two years the six Commodore manufacturing plants have been concentrated in one big factory in the Phillipines.
All this completes the cost-cutting phase and commences the restructuring.
Commodore renegotiated conditions with its suppliers, and Stumpf singled out Motorola as being the most understanding.
All this gave Commodore some freedom and made it more attractive to investors.
THE AJVtlGA HOLDS STRONG The positive figures have already been recorded during the first two 93 94 quarters in Germany which, together with the UK, are the two most profitable Commodore subsidiaries. Commodore International also has £21 million in capital. During this period the Amiga was the big profit maker while the losses were mainly from the PC which, according to Stumpf, was carried by Amiga for too long.
Since their introduction a year ago, 15,000 A4000 and 115,000 A1200 machines were sold in Germany alone which resulted in many software houses returning to the Amiga. Even though at 25,000 units sold the CD32 is not as successful as hoped, it can claim about 50 titles which, according to Stumpf, only now begin to show the CD32’s full potential with games such as TFX and Microcosm.
MPEG took off with a bang as there are already some 30 movies in the CD format. There are also more than 1,000 Karaoke titles.
Commodore are going ‘back to the roots* - for now just in Germany - by licensing Commodore’s name to other companies for products such as typewriters and telephones, both of which were shown.
FAREWELL C64 And some sad news. It appears the C64 will be discontinued next year. The demand is still there and Commodore can continue to sell it for between £44 and b£50 and make profit, but the 5.25-inch drive is just getting too expensive to produce. The external floppy disk drive costs more than the machine so, reluctantly, Commodore are forced to bid farewell to the beloved C64.
ROOT OF THE RUMOURS Stumpf also cleared up some rumours such as the Sony takeover. This started when a German television interviewer suggested that the CD32 would be a good product for Sony. The same goes for a RISC-based Amiga.
Commodore are continually talking to people about working together, but Stumpf reiterated that the Amiga will never turn into an MS-DOS compatible. Regarding other operating systems he did not dismiss them in the long run, but added: “Unix has cost this company dearly and we are, for now, cured from this virus...”. Refusing to comment on the A5000 or the new AAA chips, Stumpf said Commodore will be showing new products before the year is out. That may mean the Autumn WOC show in Cologne, Germany, which is now awaited with even ipore anticipation.
HOW MANY BITS IN CeBIT?
A lot! Contrary to popular belief the largest electronic show in the world is not CES or COMDEX, but CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year the show welcomed a new record of 675,000 visitors with a total of 5,733 exhibitors from 52 nations.
Spanning eight days, CeBIT is held at the leg- endary Hannover exhibition grounds. These grounds are so big that they have their own train station.
* « « 5 s internal bus service and - for tired joumos - a fleet
of complimentary journalist taxi vans.
The number of halls increases every year, 25 at last count, some of them multiple football fields in size and several floors high. CeBIT is so successful that for the duration a hotel room in Hannover can't be had for love nor money because all big companies book complete hotels for the following year before they leave.
Rr- NEWS SPECIAL MAY 1 994 ALWIN WHO?
You may well ask, but Alwin Stumpf, the current boss of * Commodore Germany, is one of the most experienced Chief Executive Officers in the industry. He made his name with the C64, by his own admission a computer still close to his heart.
However, when the Tramiel family left Commodore and bought Atari, Stumpf, like most other European Commodore chiefs, followed suit. This group defection caused one of the more acrimonious legal skirmishes between the two companies.
Stumpf was also responsible for the runaway success of the ST in Germany, but after many happy years there he parted company with the Tramiels, and Atari, in 1992.
He then promptly returned to Commodore where his magic touch has already given Commodore a big lift.
TAKING A STAND The large video wall beaming out an assortment of presentations dominated the Commodore stand as well as most of Hall Seven. The stand itself was roughly divided into two parts. One side sported scores of Amiga CD32s running assorted newly-released games, while the opposite side showed the A4000T and the eager awaited A1200 CD-ROM. This is also where numerous third party companies showed off their wares.
CD32 was presented as a ‘video, music and game machine’, backed up by the first public showing in Germany of the MPEG module which turns the CD32 into a video player. This was demonstrated with a European release of Paul MacCartney’s new video Paul Is Live - In Concert In addition to the usual VHS release, this video is one of the first to simultaneously come out on Compact Disc.
The MPEG module allows for up to 74 minutes of video on a CD. It conforms to the White Book standard, making Amiga CD32 the first to comprise all current aspects of CD-ROM technology: music, video and games.
The module, priced at around £200, slides into the back of the CD32 which then recognises the CD type automatically.
Sporting 1.5Mb of VRAM the device uses the C-Cube chip for MPEG decoding.
Commodore’s confidence in the CD32 was shown in a head-to-head comparison.
A CD32, a Sega CD and a Commodore-PC 486 33 with a CD-ROM all ran Microcosm with CD32 inching in front of the PC and leaving the Sega in the dust.
A solitary A4000T hiding under the table was quite hard to spot. A side panel made of clear plastic revealed the insides of this high-end video computer running DOS 3.1 and KickStart 40.70. The A4000T comes with a 25MHz 68040 and 6Mb of RAM expandable to 16Mb on board and 2Gb using cards.
There is room for five Zorro 11 or III cards, two video slots, three PC AT slots and the 200-pin processor slot. The machines comes with both IDE and SCSI-2 controllers the latter being of 16-bits wide SCSI variety.
As standard, the A4000T supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (American) video signals. The A4000 is currently getting a lot of publicity in Germany where Commodore sponsor the SeaQuest DSV television series. A touch-screen display demonstrated how various effects were created for the show, 40 per cent of which were done with the A4000.
Also shown was the latest Commodore bundle, Clip Maker, including an A1200, genlock and software. Aimed at the semi- professional and home user, it contains
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Delta Concept from Germany (010 49 2159 968830) showed a video post production editing system. Computer Aided Video Editing (CAVE) is a software hardware interface which support Sony (Control-L), Panasonic and PC-VCR connectors. CAVE, priced at £220, requires at least 1Mb and Workbench 2.0. Digital Processing Systems from the US (UK number: 0252 718300) exhibited new PAL versions of their professional line up.
DR-3150 is a DSP Personal Animation Recorder card which plugs into a Zorro slot and records plays back video in real time from a hard drive. The complementary AD-3000 card performs real time video capture storing typically between 3-5 minutes of video on a 500Mb HD. In Germany, DR-3150 goes for DM 5,750 (£2,300) and AD-3000 for DM 3,000 (£1,200).
VillageTronic from Germany (010 49 506670130) showed their legendary Picasso 11 graphic card. The helicopter animation demo has to be seen to be believed. The card, priced at £260, supports freely selectable Workbench resolutions of up to 1600 x 1300 pixels, comes with assorted program drivers and includes a copy of the TVPaint Junior painting program.
GVP from the US (0101 215 3378770) need no introduction. Exhibiting through their German representative, DTM, they presented a number of products. EGS- everything needed for cutting, titling, and creating various video effects. Clip Maker is available now for £720.
LET'S PARTY Third parties also concentrated on Amiga video applications. Eureka from Holland (010 31 463 70800) presented The Communicator, a serial interface between CD32 and any Amiga, with MIDI thrown in for good measure. It plugs into the CD32’s keyboard connector providing a through socket and making CD32 appear to the Amiga as an external CD-ROM. CD32 can then be controlled from other programs, used to play audio or MPEG tracks, and even view AGA video images.
Scalaj the popular presentation program, already has an EX module for it.
Priced at £100 The Communicator is available now.
Eureka also showed Afterburner, the first 50MHz 4000 30 accelerator, and Photo Lite CD, a £60 CD used to view A 28 24 Spectrum is a high-performance 24- bit card going way beyond AGA. TBC+, or Time Base Corrector, is a digital video processing card including true colour digitiser. For speed freaks the Turbo+ accelerator comes in 40MHz and 50MHz versions.
Finally on a lighter note, we all know the obnoxious ‘Intel inside’ advertising campaign where certain computer manufacturers proclaim their inferiority by attaching the aforementioned sticker to their machines.
German Amiga and Atari fans quickly turned this around by using identically designed ‘Intel OUT-side’ stickers on their machines. This led to a hilarious moment when one such sticker on a A4000 was spotted by a couple of Intel ‘suits’. They complained to a Commodore person at hand to the loud guffaws and general merriment among the surrounding Amiga fans which only made matters worse, or should that be funnier... When commodore launched the CDTV it looked like they were ready to lead the CD software revolution from the front. When they announced the CD32, they took that lead.
But when they went on to say that an A1200 CD drive wasn't planned, even faithful advocates of the Amiga began to look at other machines. Now, in a shock move, Commodore have revealed the machine to keep the Amiga where it deserves to be - out in front!
Don Maple was there to see CD120G unveiled, Marcus Dyson examines why Commodore changed their minds... J U _J m a g mamm m 1 1 1 _ 1 THE BIGGEST MEWS at the CeBIT ’94 show was the first public showing of the external CD-ROM drive for the A1200 which was introduced as ‘the CD32 expansion for the A1200’. This was obviously a last minute decision since the press pack contained no information about it. It turns out the device shown was indeed a prototype, although the A1200 CD-ROM is expected to be in shops in Germany by the end of May at around DM 500 - which points at a £199 price in the UK.
The back of the CD1200 reveals an Audio pass through, so that the Amiga's internal sounds can be augmented by CD soundtracks. The unit takes power directly, and has a separate on off switch.
The A1200 CD-ROM is identical in appearance to the CD32 drive except that instead of the CD32*s wolf-black, it’s colour- matched to the A1200. The CD 1200 connects to the A1200 through the expansion port underneath the A1200. An interface module is plugged in and the CD-ROM connects to it with a cable which is threaded through the expansion port under and behind the floppy drive. The whole interface set-up is proprietary and supports the fast throughput needed to access the drive. The power to the CD- ROM comes from a separate power supply.
Since the expansion slot is occupied, no turbo cards or other expansions can be plugged in.
A SIMM socket on the CD-ROM will take extra memory, most likely a 4Mb card.
The drive contains the AIKIKO chip for full compatibility with the CD32. AIKIKO converts PC chunky and Amiga planar colour modes. How, or for that matter if, the MPEG module will connect to the A1200 is unclear, since its expansion slot is already occupied. It appears that ‘at this time* MPEG will not be feasible although ‘with constant miniaturisation* it might be possible to integrate the MPEG module in future models of the A1200, This speculation, although plausible, has not been confirmed.
Otherwise, the CD 1200 drive’s specs match those of the CD32. This means it’s a double-speed multi-session drive. CD32 games do run on the A1200 with the CD-ROM THE HISTORY OF AMIGA CD AUGUST 1990 - ISSUE 13 Speculation about Commodore's rumoured CD-based Amiga CD is put to an end when the company announce the CDTV at the CES (consumer Electronics Show) in Chicago.
5 A 0 u o o z HI « V) m X A c V) hi SEPTEMBER 1990 • ISSUE 14 Support for CD32 looks promising as Graham Brown- Martin, charman of Next Technology states, "Commodore has stolen a march on the rest of the industry with CDTV and has a real opportunity to become market leader."
NOVEMBER 1990 - ISSUE 16 CDTV arrives, or sort of. Commodore place 1,000 machines in UK homes to test audience response. The sales launch is planned for February 1991 and Commodore claim that 100 titles will be ready by this time. Amiga Format publishes an extensive feature on the titles that are ready so far.
JULY 1991 - ISSUE 24 CDTV finally arrives, months late, at a cost of £599. Amiga Format brings the world the first feature on the unit and concludes that it is the quality of the software which will seal the machine's fate. Commodore promise an A500 CD-ROM drive by September.
JUNE 1992 - ISSUE 35 The A570 (still known as the A690) finally makes an appearance, price £300. Amiga Format secures five to give away in a competition.
FEBRUARY 1993 - ISSUE 43 As part of our Future Amigas feature, we posit the theory that Commodore are developing a CD-based games console featuring the then new AGA chipset. Our artists impression is so close to the truth that Commodore begin a worldwide investigation of their subsiduaries to discover who leaked the secret to us. In reality it was ex-MD of Commodore UK, Kelly Sumner.
SEPTEMBER 1993 - ISSUE 50 CD32 arrives! We publish specs and interior photographs while other magazines make do with Commodore press shots.
OCTOBER 1993 - ISSUE 51 We give away a 20-page full colour CD32 supplement.
MAY 1994 - ISSUE 59 We launch Amiga CD32 magazine.
Attached, although some incompatibilities have been spotted. A few of the newer CD32 games appear to dislike the A1200’s Fast RAM expansion on a PCMCIA card!
Once the PCMCIA card is removed the games run without problems. This points to a possible bus contention or even a bus overload. It remains to be seen how this problem can be solved. But since PCMCIA RAM is only 16-bit, and it actually slows down an A1200, these cards are not common, and the CD1200’s SIMM sockets allow for alternative memory expansion.
At CeBIT, the CD-ROM drive was controlled with what appeared to be a preliminary version of AmigaDOS 3.1. The new DOS has CDFileSystem, thus both CDTV and CD32 drives are supported.
With Commodore claiming to have a CD32 drive for the Amiga 4000 machines ‘by the end of 94* it's only a matter of time before all Amigas can join the CD revolution. The extra expansion capability of the big box machines means that A4000 CD drives will have Full Motion Video (FMV) compatibility built in.
The CD1200 got its UK debut on April 10th at the ECTS (European Computer Trade Show). It was placed in the corner of the busy Commodore suite unheralded, unattended and apparently unloved.
Commodore’s UK MD David Pleasance made much of the fact that the CD1200 was not, and never would be, Full Motion Video capable. Mr Pleasance is a great advocate of FMV, and he has stated several times, including within this magazine, that he would not be happy to market a unit that was not capable of running video Cds.
It is unclear whether the decision to put CD1200 on sale in the UK is something Mr Pleasance is happy about, or whether he is working under instructions from Commodore International in the US.
Whatever the case, CD1200 was not given the fanfare it deserved op its first UK airing and rather than rushing the product on to the market to meet the clamouring demands of A1200 owners, Commodore UK are giving a September on sale date.
Our readers have been inundating the office with letters demanding an A1200 CD32 drive since Mr Pleasance’s comments in Issue 57 implied that Commodore would not be launching a non-FMV compatible unit. If the CD1200 does go on sale in Germany in May, as stated at the CeBIT show, it is very likely we will see ‘grey* imports of the machine on offer in the UK very shortly afterwards.
When pushed on Commodore’s secrecy about the unit, especially when it was being sought after by so many A1200 owners, Mr Pleasance would only say: “We have to have some secrets.” However, he conceded: “I know many people will be very pleased to hear about the planned launch of this product”.
CD1200 is the most recent, and the most eagerly-awaited, in a series of launches that establish the Amiga as the finest home computer in the world.
MOST OF THE software titles currently available for Amiga CD are games.
There’s a simple reason for this - the only successful Amiga CD machine so far has been the CD32, and it is a games console.
The CD32 comes with neither a mouse nor a keyboard, but most non-games software needs both of those peripherals. In fact, in our sister magazine Amiga CD32, I personally wrote a damning review of The Games and Goodies series of discs for claiming to be CD32 discs, when in fact they required both the aforementioned items of hardware. While I stick to my guns - they are useless to your average CD32 owner - for CD1200 users they will be superb discs.
Microcosm from Psygnosis: although it left something to be desired in the playability stakes, it has set the standards all other Amiga CD games have to match.
There are a great many similar CD Public Domain software collections from CDPD itself through to the excellent 17-Bit Collections compiled by Almathera. These discs, which were originally aimed at CDTV (with keyboard mouse) owners offer a superb collection of software to CD1200 owners at the drop of a hat, and all for a bargain price. With the advent of the CD 1200 we can expect to see these discs offering more Workbench 2 and 3 and AGA software.
As for applications software, there are no clear indications of what to expect.
Even in the Mac and PC markets, where CD has had a bit of a head start on ‘serious’ machines, applications developers have still not quite figured out what to do with CD-ROM.
One clue might come from Virtual Reality Labs. The company behind Distant Suns (reviewed on page 117 of this issue) have released a CD-ROM version of Vista Professional. The disc contains not just the program itself, but also Terraform - a landscape sculpting package, Makepath - a Vista animation tool, and masses of DEM files.
DEMs or Digital Elevation Models are data files that allow Vista to render not just random fractal landscapes, but scenes from the real world too. All previous versions of Vista have included some DEM files, but the CD version has oodles of them, even including scenes from the planet Mars and the Alps.
This process of supplying applications software on CD with support files can be expected to extend to programs such as DTP and word publishing packages, which could come complete with large font and clip art collections on disc. 3D programs could be supplied with a huge range of tec- tures and objects. Programs could even ship with on-disc interactive tutorials.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CD SOFTWARE Marcus Dyson asks the important question: now CD1200 is here, what can we hope to run on it? Here he comes up with some very encouraging answers... But for now, games are the staple of the Amiga CD market, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just wait till you’ve tried Skidmarks CD32 with its 256-colour track and increased number of tracks and cars, or Arcade Pool CD with its sampled pub ambiance. The CD game playing experience really is a step further on from its floppy disk based counterpart. And we’ve only just begun.
At present, CD games are often just floppy ports, but as Christmas ’94 approaches we can expect to see an increasing number of CD specific games.
Psygnosis’ Microcosm has shown the way, and if we get games on a graphical par with that, but with the playability of Hired Guns, Skidmarks or Cannon Fodder we are certainly in for a good time... no. Make that a great time!
YES, BUT IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE?
There's no denying it, CD32 software took a while to arrive. But now it's flowing, and it's flowing fast. There are already over 50 titles available, and some 200 more are in development. The arrival of CD1200 can only serve to increase the number of new CD titles appearing in the coming months. This list is just titles that are due to be released in the first half of this year.
4 ft ft s OUT NOW 42 Seek & Destroy Mindscape 31 Gunship 2000 Microprose 1 Alfred Chicken Mindscape 43 Sensible Soccer Renegade 32 Herewith The Clues Domark 2 Alien Breed SE Qwak Team 17 44 Seven Gates of Jambala Grandslam 33 Humans 1 & 2 Gametek 3 Arabian Nights Krisalis 45 Summer Olympix Microvalue Flair 34 Incoming Millennium 4 Brutal Football Millennium 46 Super Putty System 3 35 Inferno Ocean 5 Bubba 'n' Stix Core Design 47 Trivial Pursuit Domark 36 James Pond 3 Millennium 6 Castles 2 Interplay 48 Trolls Flair 37 Jurassic Park Ocean 7 Chambers of Shaolin Grandslam 49 Whales Voyage Flair
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Sending private messages should be an absolute right, but electronic snooping means your E-mail is not as safe 3S it should be. Chris Cowan looks at software that ensures your secrets stay that way ana reveals why the FBI don't like it.
THE SECRET SEVEN used invisible writing, but if you want to guard an Amiga text file from prying eyes, you need something called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
Pretty Good Privacy is a Public Domain public key cryptographic program that provides authentication and also secrecy by scrambling text files in an instant and which also lets you send E-mail that only the recipient can read.
PGP is available for the Amiga, UNIX machines, Pcs, VMS VAX, and Atari ST and is the standard tool on the Internet for ensuring the privacy of your E-mail.
Cryptology is the science of secure communications, which usually means secret communications. Because much of the terminology comes from the time when only written messages were being made secret, the source information, even if it is computer data, is called plaintext.
A key Is used to change the plaintext into an unreadable jumble of symbols called ciphertext. The key is a rule for replacing a letter, word or phrase with another object, and the key is secret known only to the sender and receiver.
This process of changing plaintext into ciphertext is called encryption or encipherment The process of changing ciphertext back into plaintext is called decryption or decipherment.
There are two more terms that need defining: cryptography and cryptanalysis.
Cryptography is the study of the theories and techniques of encrypting then decrypting information with the secret key.
Cryptanalysis is the science or art of recovering information from ciphers without knowing the secret key. Cryptology is a catch-all term describing both cryptography and cryptanalysis.
Julius Caesar had one of the earliest secret codes or ciphers. In it letters of the alphabet were substituted with another letter three places along, so the letter A was replaced by D, the letter B by E, and so on.
If Julius Caesar wanted to send the following message in code the plaintext version would be: FORGOT TO BUY AMIGA FORMAT, CAN I BORROW YOURS?
Which in ciphertext would read: IRUJRW WR EXB DPLJD IRUPDW FDQ L ERUURZ BRXUV In retrospect, Julius might have been better off trying to find out what Brutus was up to than borrowing Amiga Format. He should have taken out a subscription. But encrypting messages plays as important a FBI TELEPHONY ACT The FBI Telephony Act was first proposed in May 1992 but was subsequently defeated in Congress. The Bill, an amendment of the 1914 Communications Act stated: 'Providers of electronic communications services and private branch exchange [PBX] operators shall provide within the United States
capability and capacity for the Government to intercept wire and electronic communications when authorised by law The reason behind the Bill was that the FBI had become worried they wouldn’t be able to extract individual telephone calls that use digital technology from multiplexed signals on fibre optic telephone lines.
Although the bill appears to refer to digital telephony It actually applies to all forms of communication since a provider of electronic communications would include telephone companies, any business with a PBX, Bulletin Boards, Internet, cellphone and pager companies. This means voice, E-mail, faxes, and pager information is targeted.
Under the proposals manufacturers of telephone hardware have to provide some way of making tapping undetectable without a degradation of service and all at their own cost.
Businesses would have to replace their PBXs with new, tap- pable, ones, and telephone companies would have to install new exchanges. Failure to comply would result in a $ 10,000 d ay fine.
In the US, in 1991, there were 854 phone taps, 35€ by the FBI, and 500 by local police forces. There were also 7,000 incidents of law enforcement organisations being allowed access to billing information about telephone numbers dialled. Out of 138 million telephone lines in the US this means just 8,000 were tapped.
It makes you wonder why it is necessary for the Whole telephone system to be changed for so few interceptions.
Couldn't the FBI find another way to listen to the subjects under investigation? However, the Bill is far from a dead issue, and it is due to be reintroduced later this year.
Part in modem industrial and political intrigue as it did in the various shenanigans of the Roman Empire. Perhaps your company has industrial secrets, or you are a member of an environmental or political group which deals with sensitive information, or it may be that you just want to keep your E-mail from prying eyes.
For many businesses being first in the marketplace means the difference between success or failure. New product information leaking out can be of great benefit to competitors, but using a security system such as PGP on files protects them.
Most people assume that E-mail and files stored on their computer are of no concern to anyone else. You would be wrong. A survey in Mac World in August 1993 said that 21 per cent of employers admitted checking on employees by looking through work files and or E-mail. And, in January 1990, Alana Shoars, an E-mail administrator, was dismissed by Epson America shortly after complaining that the company was invading employees* privacy by monitoring their E-mail.
Iff you send personal E-mail it travels through a number of computers to finally be placed on someone’s private machine.
Any system through which the mail travels can copy the message. You ensure confidentiality by secure encryption of the contents, but who might read your E-mail?
Most invasions of privacy is casual, by crackers and system administrators dipping into your E-mail messages. But there are also professionals whose job it is to eavesdrop and to intercept communication. MI6 has allegedly read all telegrams out of Britain since the turn of the century and later when telexes appeared they were also monitored. There is no reason to believe that public computer networks are not monitored in the same way.
There was a fad at one time on the Internet to have ‘spook fodder* appended to the end of postings to. Newsgroups. This HOW IT WORKS PGP stores the timings between keystrokes in a buffer and uses the 128-bit value for generating random session keys. This key is used in the IDEA cipher (a Swiss block cipher) to encipher the plaintext.
IDEA is considered to be a particularly secure system because it uses a 128-bit key.
The recipient's public key is used to encrypt the IDEA session key and this is sent along with the ciphertext.
For example, if Roger encrypts a message using Betty-Jo's public key he cannot decide later to decrypt it and add another paragraph, only Betty-Jo can now decrypt the message. Roger either has to create a second file and send both or edit the plaintext encrypt that file and then send it When Betty-Jo receives the ciphertext she has to use her secret key to decrypt it The secret key is stored encrypted for security reasons, a pass phrase is needed to decrypt it. That way if someone got hold of it as long as they don't know the pass phrase, he or she would not be able to use it The secret key
is encrypted with the IDEA cipher and when the pass phrase is entered it is put through MD5 (a message digest algorithm which generates 128 bits of data regardless of the length of the input data) to generate the IDEA key to decrypt the secret key.
MD5D is also used in PGP for signing plaintext. The 128-bit fingerprint of the plaintext is encrypted using the secret key to provide a 'signature' since only the owner of the secret key can encrypt the fingerprint. This is a faster method than signing the entire plaintext and provides authentication since it is not feasible to produce different plaintext that has the same fingerprint and therefore shows that the plaintext has not been tampered with.
BELOW: The Enigma machine, was used by the Germans in World War 2 to transmit orders in a supposedly unbreakable code. However, a group of thoroughly clever mathematicians lead by Alan Turing managed to crack the code, so the Allies could read the German orders within a few hours of them being transmitted.
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Was just a series of keywords that the National Security Archive and GCHQ would probably be looking for. The idea was that if everyone did this it would make it infeasible to monitor E-mail. An example of spook fodder could include: BEGIN SPOOK FODDER- kill, bomb, maim, clinton, major, semtex, ak-47, heathrow, heathrow, heath row, plot, conspiracy END SPOOK FODDER- The big weakness with spook fodder is that if the keyword is your name or E-mail ID then the Government will still be able to pick your E-mail out of the noise.
You may think that this is just a little paranoid and assume that the Government have better things to do than monitor your mail. You may argue that it is unlikely that you will answer the door one day to find a bloke from Special Branch holding a copy of an E-mail message that says John Major is dull and useless, and who asks: “What’s all this then?”.
You may be right, although a man in America allegedly had the Secret Service call at his door with a copy of an E-mail message he had sent suggesting that the world would be a much better place if someone killed the President.
At present the US National Information Infrastructure, or Information Superhighway is being set up, based on the latest hi-tech fibre optic communications systems. Its aim is to allow every American access to on-line information, Government databases and commercial services. There is an awareness of the need for confidentiality on this future network.
On 16 April 1993 the US National Institute of Standards and Technolog)' (NIST) announced a proposal for an encryption standard called Skipjack or Clipper. The standard is used for non-clas- sified communications whether they take the form of voice, facsimile, E-mail or computer files. AT&T (American Telephone and Telecommunications) have agreed to include Clipper chips in all their new secure telephone products. With the US Government and large firms like AT&T supporting it, Clipper will become a widely used, cheap standard.
However, Clipper includes a backdoor called the LEAF or Law Enforcement Access Field. This allows the police, FBI, NSA and other such organisations with a court order to get the secret key and decode whatever has been encrypted.
Some people think Clipper is a bad idea. It was designed by the NSA, so they can probably decode it and have a track record of not asking permission. Not everyone trusts the US government when it comes to privacy, primarily because of the FBI Digital Telephony Act (see the box on the facing page).
How does PGP compare to Clipper? A problem with Clipper is that the actual encryption method is secret and no-one is allowed to see it. This is in contrast to PGP which has the source code included in it so anyone can see how it works and in which people have been encouraged to try to find any weaknesses. PGP is widely recognised to be one of the most secure encryption systems.
A few words of warning. PGP is not something to mess around with if you don’t know what you are at. Once you encrypt something it stays that way unless you have the secret key, so read the users’ guide. Start with volume one - the Essential Topics - and continue through the Special Topics guide. Both are pretty interesting and both contain some useful information. If you have access to the Internet have a look in alt.security.pgp. There are key servers on the Internet to which you can mail your public key. You only need to send it to one as they automatically replicate it to all the others.
There are two in the UK: pgp-public-keys@demon.co.uk and pgp-public-keys@pgp.ox.ac.uk PGP is the standard Internet E-mail encryption tool. It enables you to send secure E-mail and allows post to the Internet newsgroups to be authenticated because only you could have signed it. PGP is secure even from people with a Cray supercomputer and nothing better to do than pry, if you use the longest key length and make sure that you keep your pass phrase secret. ©
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Just imagine what Skidmarks would sound like if your Amiga had its own dedicated amplifier and 50 watt 3-way stereo speakers. Like you had a Harley in your living room. That’s what! That’s rock and roll! And that’s what you get with Siren Software’s Soundblaster.
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With the power to change pallette with every frame, a play-back rate optimised for 25 frames a second and a built-in Amiga screen grabber, ClariSSA is every Amiga animator’s dream. Add to that the fact that it uses ProDAD’s own Super Smooth Animation format to give even better results, and even I want a copy.
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Adorage from Burgess Video Group Telephone: 0874 611633 £25 discount The Amiga has all the equipment and software you need to prdduce professional quality video work, or impressive multimedia presentations. But your work would be all the more impressive with super smooth title sequences. And that’s exactly- what Adorage delivers.
Using the same Super Smooth Animation system as ClariSSA (it’s from the same developer - ProDAD) Adorage has a host of whirling and zooming effects which can be applied to text to give the most impressive titles you’ll ever see. This is a great opportunity to pick it up for a song.
Vista Pro and Vista Pro Lite from Meridian It’s great getting new gear for your Amiga isn't it? But at this time of year money’s tight, especially if, like us, you’re saving for your Summer hols. It’s a long way till Christmas, so there's not much chance of getting an Amiga-related pressie either.
So we've got together with some of the producers and distributors of the best Amiga gear, and organised some great money-saving offers. Marcus Dyson explains... Telephone: 081-715 8866 120 discount This has to be one of the most fun Amiga programs there is. When we put an early version of Vista on our Coverdisk it was one of the most popular disks we have ever done.
This amazing fractal landscape program enables you to build your own scenery on your Amiga. Then you can animate them to create stunning fly-bys, or include them as backgrounds in your games, pictures or 3D renders.
Vista Pro requires a powerful set up, but Vista Pro Lite delivers most of the same features to users of standard A1200s.
Canon BJC 600 from the Harwood Directory Telephone: 0773 836781 £180 discount There was a time when quality colour output from your Amiga was unaffordable. But now those days are gone. Canon produce a range of fine colour bubble jet printers which not only offer quality far beyond anything acheivable with a dot matrix printer, but they are much quieter too.
The jewel in the crown of this range of printers is the BJG-600, which offers colour at 360 dpi.
Expensive, but worth it, and with £180 pounds off, it’s a complete bargain. If your needs are more modest, call Harwoods to discover what else the Canon bubble jet range has to offer you.
Megamouse 400 from Golden Image HOW TO USE YOUR Telephone: 081-365 1102 125% discount The Amiga mouse that comes as standard with the machine has always left something to be desired.
It’s much improved with the A1200, but even these rodents wear out eventually.
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Thankfully there are many alternatives, and some won't even cost you a penny. For starters, you should always check out the Public Domain libraries which have some excellent examples of freely distributable programs.
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The word processor is hccoming less and less popular as time goes by and computers become more powerful and graphically orientated. A word processor uses standard text on-screen, but differs from a text editor because of the inclusion of printer support, spelling checkers and text paragraph formatting.
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Other Amiga word processors include Transcript, Kind Words, final Cofty and Pen Pal.
Pbge publishers or document publishers are definitely the new boys in town. They take a normal word processor, and add graphics and scalable font support to produce a text graphics hybrid system.
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Because displaying true fonts and pictures is quite processor intensive, they are usually a good bit slower than word processors or text editors, and require a lot of memory. It is also usually essential for you to have a hard disk, especially when a lot of pictures are involved.
Desktop publishing (DTP) packages are under severe threat from the page publishers. The lumbering DTP programs of a few years ago can’t compete with the best of today’s page publishers, A DTP program is used when every possible aspect of a page needs to be designed from stratch. Text must be usable in multiple typefaces, and placed anywhere on-screen in user-definable areas.
Graphics support is of paramount importance, and the output from the program must be in a form which can be handled by professional printGETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FONTS Text editors aren't bothered about fonts. Their job is to get words into the computer, and so what they look like when they are printed is irrelevant. Similarly, word processors normally only support the fonts which the printer is capable of.
This makes for speedy printing of letters and reports, but not for terribly exciting output.
Unless you have a PostScript laser, most printers only have one or two typefaces built-in.
Page publishers and DTP programs are designed to offer as much support for fonts and typefaces as possible. They usually come with a large collection, but they normally use a standard format which means other collections can be used as well.
The important thing about the fonts used by these programs is that they are scalable, so even ing bureaux. The favoured DTP programs were the Professional Page and PageSetter series, but with Gold Disk’s withdrawl from the Amiga market, the leading program is now PageStream. The latest version of PageStream is imminent, and looks as though it will challenge the industry standard Apple Macintosh systems.
Bargain DTP programs (such as The Publisher) are interesting, but page publishers such as Final Writer and Wordworth are both much better. If you are serious about DTP, you will need extra memory (10Mb would be a figure to aim for) and a hard drive. A fast processor - 68030 or better - would be a good idea as well.
The TeX system creates documents in an entirely different way from other systems. It’s more like a programming language, dedicated to creating a page output and is used extensively for producing mathematical and scientific output. An Amiga TeX system is produced by Radical EyeSoftware (0101 415 3226442).
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When the font is enlarged to be used as a headline, or printed on a hi-res printer, no jaggies appear. The disadvantage is that processing the size and appearance of each character can take time, but with a fast Amiga (an A1200 is OK) this process is usually not too slow to be a problem.
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In the old days before graphics were invented, all the word processors we had looked like Protext, but with fewer pull-down menus. There was no such thing as WYSIWYG interfaces or scalable fonts, and having a spelling checker was considered the height of luxury. Now, thank goodness, we have the 68020 as a minimum entry level processor and the once gargantuan 4Mb of Fast RAM is starting to become more and more essential.
The two heavyweight Page Publishers - wordmrth 3 and Final Writer - come face-to-face with updates and new features. As Softwood and Digita prepare to slug it out, John Kennedy acts as referee.
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Welcome to the 1990s, and the concept of a page publisher. Take an easy-to-use word processor, add all the power of a DTP program and shake it about. What’s left after this amalgamation will either be Wordworth or Final Writer - at times it’s extremely hard to tell them apart.
Both these packages have undergone recent updates to add more features and clean up some bugs. Final Writer is now into release two, and Wordworth has been upped to a rather controversial version three.
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At the time, it was easily the best Amiga publishing program around. The updated second release doesn't make any giant leaps forward, and it might take a considerable amount of use before the new features become apparent.
Probably the most useful addition is the Undo Redo feature which can make experimenting a lot more fun. Both text edits and major document alterations can be undone with the minimum of hassle. It's still a long way from Cygnus Ed’s incredible command history, but it's a good start. Other improvements include an easy-to-use set of text style buttons.
Final Writer uses different typefaces for bold, underlined and italic text which meant a lot of hassle in previous versions, even messing with Arexx scripts. Now you only need to click a button and the new font is used automatically.
The tool strips have been updated, and now up to three windows of tools can be left on-screen wherever they are required. If you are able to display a large screen (for example, 640 by 512 flicker-free) then having vital functions to hand is a great aid to your productivity and even better, your set up is saved with the document.
A few other options have been shifted around, but that basically is it - there are no other main changes other than Undo.
Final Writer is still is a very reliable program, and it is still incredibly easy to use, although it would have been good to see some Wordworth-sty e text boxes, Workbench 3.0 Datatype support and some on-line help in this updated version.
Perhaps the 'release two* tag on Final Writer is hard to justify because there isn't a great deal of difference from 'release one*. It's certainly given Digita time to come back with Wordworth 3 - and the competition is now so close that you might need to toss a coin to choose between them.
WORDWORTH V3 Unlike Final Writer, this new, slightly premature, version of the very popular Wordworth program makes some big changes over previous releases.
The entire user interface has been completely cleaned up, and is now a lot more Amiga-like and therefore easier to use. I like the use of standard file requesters, something which Final Writer does without and the modeless requesters - which can float on-screen and apply to multiple objects - are really rather advanced on any computer platform.
The smart tool bar, which can be fully customised, and instant help are features which both beginners and experts will appreciate.
'afiEBBhBEMBBE-fr'-- was the incredibly stow printing speeds, but this seems to have been improved. Certainly printing the same page at high resolution on an Olivetti JP150 bubble- jet from both programs led to times which were within two per cent of each other.
I like the way in which the screen mode can be changed at any time (and doesn't require quitting and restarting like Final Hmrrter), and the Workbench App Icon where text can be dropped is good to see.
Theoretically, Wordworth can be used on a floppy disk-only system. However, it does require a second drive and at least seven disks to juggle with. Frankly, previous versions of Wordworth have done more to boost sales of hard drives that anything else, so you would have to be extremely patient to use it on a floppy-only system.
The bugs that Have been rumoured to have set-up several colonies within its code. I'm happy to say that I'ye been using the latest version I could get from Digita, and so far it has crashed twice.
The first time was when I accidentally loaded a Final Writer document into it -so it was probably disgust that did it And the second time I was multitasking it with Final Writer; Cygnus Ed, Dire toryOpus and a comms program, so I'm not sure who to blame.
Certainly Digita have been a little bit naughty in expecting customers to beta test their software, but the bug hunt is now drawing to a close. By the time you read this most if not all, of the bugs should have been exterminated - which will leave one of the most advanced pieces of software the Amiga has ever seen.
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HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS The heart of any word processor, DTP package or page publisher is the ability to enter text, quickly and without undue problems. Loading up the program and hammering out the words is easy. Both default to a sensible opening page, but Wordworth seems to lag behind Final Writer ever-so- slightly in the typing speeds.
It’s not that Wordworth misses characters or anything, rather that the feedback is a little slow.
For this reason I would rather enter text in Final Writer it’s only a small thing I know, but to be honest this is the sort of detail we’ll need to go into to be able to tell these programs apart.
Both programs have excellent spelling checking facilities, and the thesauruses on both are practically identical. Wordworth tries to get a few extra Brownie points by introducing us to DigiSense which keeps a look out for words to substitute. It’s not a real-time spelling checker in that if you keep spelling a word wrongly, you will need to manually enter it into the DigiSense database along with the correct spelling.
In fact, it’s not a spelling checker at all, because the most common use would probably be to save typing. For example, I could set it up so that every time I entered *ww* it was replaced by ‘Wordworth’. Handy, but not an earthshattering breakthrough in artificial intelligence.
Highlighting words and sentences in both programs is quite straightforward - double click on the word and it’s done. If you click again Wordworth highlights the entire line, which is useful, but Final Writer goes one better with a shift-click to highlight an entire block of text - including text scattered over different pages.
Cutting and pasting is done by using the usual Amiga key combinations, but for some reason Wordworth, unlike Final Writer, doesn’t support the Amiga clipboard, which means you can’t cut a section and paste it into, say, Cygnus Ed.
Now, this sounds a daft thing to want to do in the first place, but it’s actually very handy. Take my How To Make It With Hamsters page (above left) for example: at one stage I wanted to insert a few hundred words of previously written material.
Unfortunately, neither program has an Insert Extra Text feature, but at least with Final Writer I could cut the text with Cygnus Ed and then paste it into the document.
This slightly more Amiga-friendly approach of Final Writer further extends to an Arexx port (hurray!), although surprisingly it’s Wordworth which offers the on-line AmigaGuide help.
Final Writer and Wordworth are not small programs. Both require Workbench 2, and at least 2Mb of RAM. If you plan to use pictures, you will soon need more memory, so think hard about getting an extra 4Mb card if you have an unexpanded A1200. Final Writer doesn't pretend that you can run it from a floppy, but Wordworth Creating larger documents, a book or report for example, unearths many hidden chores. At the very least a table of contents should be placed at the front of the work, and a full index at the back, and Wordworth includes the features to help you do this. All you have to do is
click on a word, select a menu option and it will be included in the automatically generated index. The same method is used to create the contents.
Final Writer¦ goes a lot further. It enables you to split the document into completely different sections and automatically puts the section title in the list of contents. Using the .section headings, it’s also possible to create an outline page to help you plan your writing.
Where Wordworth calls it a day with the index, Final Writer also provides a table of illustrations, a section on endnotes and a bibliography section.
From the experience I gained writing even a rather short and shabby thesis, these features would have saved me days of work.
Not so long ago the way to tell the difference between a desktop publishing program from a word processor was the DTP program’s ability to handle graphics. Now that has changed, and any good WP is expected to deal sensibly with images.
I tested both programs with many IFF image files, some of which make use of the new AGA modes and some of which don’t. Both programs worked well, but Wordworth wouldn’t play with 24- bit images. Converting them to 256 colours or HAM8 seemed to get round the problem, but it’s an odd omission. It does support TIFF, GIF, PCX and several other file formats, though.
Claims two floppy drives will do the trick: they will, but you might go mad in the process.
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ALL TUNED UP Digita have released Wordworth 3.0a - a technical update to correct the compatibility problems, fix bugs, improve operating speed and generally 'tune up' Wordworth 3.0. Version 3.0a also has some new features: DRAG AND DROP: this significantly speeds up text layout and editing, but can be turned off if desired.
EXPORT FILTERS: because of Wordworth's modular construction, the import and export capabilities can continually be extended.
Version 3.0a will also have RTF and WordPerfect export filters.
The new version is free to all registered users, contact Digita on 0395 270273 for more information.
Although it can still handle graphics extremely well. The addition of the text boxes and effects to Wordworth make it extremely easy to produce more desktop publishing-oriented documents but again, like Final Writer, it will do just about everything you could expect.
The final decision could easily depend on whether you are upgrading a previous version, in which case you won’t be disappointed no matter which program you get.
If I was starting from scratch, and was forced at gun point to decide between the two packages, I’d go for Final Writer over Wordworth, Both are superb examples of Amiga software, and both will impress you immensely. *3?
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Final Writer seemed slightly better at flowing text, and Wordzvorth needed a slight hand here and there for best results. One big advantage Wordworth has over Final Writer is the ability to enclose different sections of text in separate boxes. This is really getting into the realms of DTP, but it makes laying out complicated pages so much easier.
For example, in the Hamsters page (opposite) the list of features was included as a box. With Wordworth the box was defined, given a visible boundary and the text entered direcdy into it. The finished box, and the text inside it, could be moved around the screen with ease.
Using Final Writer meant positioning the boxed text as part of the main body copy with lots of tabs and spaces, and then drawing a simple graphic box around it.
All boxes in Final Writer documents must be done in this way, even if it means defining the boxes on several master pages so they can’t be changed on normal pages. It is possible to define a text block which consists of a single line of text which can be manipulated extensively, but it is only a single line, so use is limited to headlines and so on. That said, being able to stretch and squeeze headline text so easily is something missing from many DTP programs.
The Wordworth text boxes are not only useful, but have some extremely powerful options. You’ve no doubt seen the spirally, coloured text in the advertisements. Text effects are created as special page objects. They are a bit gimmicky, but are useful for corporate logos and such.
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TRUST US... Every month, Amiga Format brings you the best in game reviews. We are committed to telling you exactly what is right or wrong with the game, and we don't pull our punches.
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IN THIS ISSUE Next Big Thing Coming Attractions Rugby League Coach Syndicate upgrade offer Arcade Pool Mr Nutz Darkmere Total Carnage Innocent Until Caught Apocalypse Wrecked 3D Blackout to complete the extra Syndicate missions before he goes Nutz.
Your smiling, when your smiling, the whole world smiles with... title. "Now if only they could have called it K240 Hutchin... doh".
Games this month, it's just that genius must be recognised. Right?
SIERRA SOCCER World Challenge Edition THE BEST OF SOCCER ON AMIGA!
Amigas, Soccer and Sierra have come together in a dynamic coktail of excitement and entertainment to bring you a whole new ball game!
World teams, whose players each have six defined abilities, play incredibly realistic football matches on your screen. Dribbling, after- touch, heading, slide-tackling and the most amazing shots await all who dare pitch their skills in this World Challenge arena.
Do you have the skill to win the Cup ? Play it. Be overawed.
Then play it again, and again... Features:
• I to 8 players
• Adjustable game duration of 2 to 20 minutes
• Over 500 team members, each with own ability levels
• 26 of the World’s top teams
• Option to create over 40 new teams
• In-game substitution and formation changes Compatible with all
Amigas including A500, A600, A1200.
VCR replay includes slow-motion and freeze-frame Digital sound effects and speech Over 4000 animated player images Penalty shoot-outs Ref, linesmen, physiotherapists and stretcher teams And much, much more...!
Production The legendary King's Quest VI Here at last for the Amiga !
I n this timeless tale, you help the shipwrecked Prince Alexander make his way across a series of mysterious islands in search of a princess in peril. You 7 need all your wits and imagination to overcome the gauntlet of baffling puzzles and fanstastic creatures that block you on your quest. Every choice you make can affect your future options and the attitudes of the many characters you 7 encounter. Depending on your skill and the paths you follow, your adventure can end in many different ways....
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FT- You want to All your theme park with smiling people. If you don’t keep them happy they start complaining.
Don't waste your dosh on rain-soaked excursions to the funfair, take a leaf out of the Bullfrog’s book and create your own theme park instead. Rob Mead is your guide.
Excitement and safety is one of the hardest things to accomplish. Spend too much on fast, exciting rides and your park is filled with bike-riding thugs intent on mugging and vandalising; make it too safe and it gets clogged with old people who just stand about whinging all the time.
Like Blue Byte's The Settlers, Theme Park takes a highly complex and involving subject and dresses it up with cutesy graphics and absorbing gameplay.
It's certainly one of the most original games we've seen for a long time and, for some, it's certain to become a way of life. Theme Park AGA is released in June through Electronic Arts with A500 A600 versions available a month later. The price is yet to be announced. 5 highly-accurate and detailed business simulation including marketing, economics and wage negotiation.
Creating the perfect theme park involves a considerable number of different elements - for a start you have to choose and landscape your park's location, build a selection of up to 32 different rides (six of which can be designed by you) and hire staff to cope with the overwhelming influx of day-trippers.
Naturally you need plenty of picnic areas, trees and fast-food shops to keep your visitors happy and toilets are essential so they don't have to pop home on the first bus to go to the lool A bus full of day-trippers craving for candy floss and white knuckle rides pulls up outside your theme park.
Who can forget their first ride on a rollercoaster? Your pulse starts to race as the car is winched to the top, and then whoosh I It shoots over the edge and screams around the narrow-gauge rails of a twisting track, leaving your lunch somewhere at the beginning.
Well now you can create your own fairground attractions in Theme Park, Bullfrog's latest and greatest god game. The plot is simple. A rich and eccentric aunt dies leaving you piles of dough to spend on building the world's biggest and most profitable theme park. Unfortunately, you have 40 rivals all trying to do exactly the some and you have to use all your skills as park manager to outwit them ail.
Theme Park operates on two levels. On the surface, it's a cutesy, cartoon game which enables you to create your own pleasure park with rides, shops and people in silly costumes, but underneath it's a The rollercoaster looks like fun, but don’t tempt the punters with fast-food before they get on board.
Park and ride One of the most remarkable aspects of Theme Park is that each visitor has his or her own personality which affects how much they enjoy the events you lay on for them. They can also communicate their feelings to other visitors - they tell each other about new attractions, but can also start moaning if they have to queue too long or feel hungry.
Crucial to your visitors' wellbeing is safety. Spend too little on maintenance and your rides rapidly start to deteriorate causing accidents, breakdowns and more frustrated queues. You can even make your park's patrons ill by placing fast-food joints too close to the more exciting attractions.
As with any theme park, getting an equitable balance between w T Soon your theme park will be packed full of people, but make sure you get a good cross-section, or you’ll run the risk of attracting young thugs or old grumpy people.
Jf. Ii k 1 • i k'vr 1 r Build plenty of fast-food joints to keep the punters happy, but don’t put them too close to the rollercoaster rides.
The business simulation side of Theme Park involves negotiating wages and making marketing decisions.
A Tanks, boats and a whole bunch of fiendish alien nasties are forming an orderly queue outside the Coming Attractions door this month. Rob Mead dons his commissionaire’s outfit and charges them all five pence to get in.
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Our up-to-the-minute listing of forthcoming releases Empire System 3 Renegade Gametek Gig* Core Design Gametek MicroProse Millennium Gametek L Ascon Daze Millennium System 3 IV Krisalis Alternative Full-| Renegade S Bloodhouse Daze Electronic Arts ASD Daze Poor Prince Alexander has suffered a tropical storm too many and ended up on a deserted beach. The search for Princess Cassima is on.
MAY Battletoads Big Sea Champ Mgr - End of Season Crash Dummies Dennis and Gnasher Detroit Dreamweb Ferrari Race of Champions Right of the Amazon Queen Frontier: Elite 2 CD32 Heimdall 2 CD32 Humans 1 & 2 CD32 Impossible Mission 2025 James Pond 3 King’s Table On the Ball Pinkie Putty Squad AGA, CD32 Rings of Medusa Rugby League Manager Sensible Soccer Inter'l Ed.
Super Stardust CD32 Theme Park AGA Turbo Trax Uridium 2 CD32 Wembley Inter’l Soccer JUNE Black Gold Brutal Soccer Diggers CD32 England World Cup 94 Evasive Action Formula One (TBC) Kick Off 3 Legacy of Sorasil CD32 Overlord D-Day Rise of the Robots TFX Tracksuit Manager *94 Wembley Inter’l Rugby World Cup USA *94 JULY Litil Divil Top Gear 2 AGA Universe Krisalis Something to do with oil prospecting, perhaps?
Millennium More blood and guts than Milwall away Millennium Toby Simpson’s puzzler leaves bundle Grandslam England get to the States after all Mindscape Arcade flight sim with TFXAsh graphics Krisalis Fast and furious racing action Anco lmagineer Dino Dini’s influence Isonly in the title Gremlin Dungeons ‘n’ Dragons style isometric scroller Virgin Relive the glory days of the Second World War Mirage Futuristic beat-em-up with space age graphics Ocean Police the world's trouble spots in this flight sim Alternative Footy management antics from Alternative Audiogenic World’s first arcade rugby
game, allegedly US Gold Officially licensed arcade soccer game Violent tofKlown cyberpunk adventure Impress the girls with your big red GTO Atmospheric graphic adventure from Oz Gigantic space adventure from David Braben Isometric role-playing game from Core Two prehistoric games on one CD 90s version of Laser Squad classic The slippery hero's best platformer yet?
Legend of Ragnarok in board game drama Footy management game from Germany He's cute, he’s cuddly and he’s, er, pink Mutant offspring of platformer Super Putty Uh oh! Scary haircut alert Full-price rugby game from budget specialists Stop gap World Cup cash-in from Sensible Daze Enhanced Asteroid*-style shooter ts Bullfrog’s god-game Topdown five-level racing game Mindscape Warty beat-em-up gets mid-price release Krisalis It’s big and it's got quite a lot of water in it Domark Footy management game update Virgin Less side-impact protection than a Volvo ad Alternative Comic stars in their own
graphic adventure Impressions Build you own car empire in this strategy sim Gremiin Hilarious cartoon adventure with a lazy hero Gremlin Racing thrills from the creators of Lotus Core Design Atmospheric sci-fi graphic adventure DARK SEED HR Giger’s ctillllngty grisly graphic adventure Dark Seed slimes Its way on to the CD32 in Juno, price £29.99. Mora details from Cyberdreams on 071-328 3267.
Renegade Graftgold's horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up Audiogenic Slick footy game from sports sim specialists erman programmers Blue Byte have announced details of their forthcoming sequel to the highly-successful Battle Isle AF29, 90 per cent) war game.
Battle Isle 2 again follows the eternal futuristic conflict between the Drullic Empire and TITAN-NET and features the same hex map-based movement system. However there are significant changes.
Firstly the game now incorporates extended 3D battle sequences with ray-traced animations of all the vehicles used in battle. The animations are used to show the effects of clashes between rival units and look extremely impressive. It's just like being on a real battleground.
The next significant advance is the multi-player option which enables up to seven human and or computer- controlled players to play against each other. There's also a Campaign section featuring 20 scenarios.
The hex mapping system has also been greatly improved. The controls have been simplified, the amount of detail extended and the actual hexes themselves have been made less intrusive. Battle Isle's original split-screen has been replaced with a single-screen mode so you can move and attack in one turn.
The gameplay has also been tweaked. Your units now depend on a constant supply of fuel and ammunition, so guarding the supply lines becomes crucial.
Another factor affecting the gameplay is that veteran units can suddenly be recalled and replaced by inexperienced ones, causing the course of a battle to change. Units also have limited radar range, so spying on enemy positions is more problematic and the results of your strategy less predictable, Battle Isle 2 goes on sale in September, price to be announced, for AGA machines only. A hard drive will probably be essential.
Contact Kompart on 0438 840004.
• Blue Byte feature page 56.
The aliens have turned nasty and It’s up to you to save the world In UFO: Enemy Unknown.
UFO: ENEMY UNKNOWN MicroProse have teamed up with developers Mythos Games to produce the long-awaited sequel to Laser Squad (AF5, FG93 per cent).
UFO: Enemy Unknown takes Laser Squad's tactical shoot-envup element, gives it a different isometric viewpoint and adds a healthy dose of strategy to the mix.
It's 1999 and inhabitants of the planet Earth are reporting increased sightings of spacecraft. Attempts to communicate with the aliens are met with murder, terrorism and the slaughter of livestock.
There's only one solution: a special fighting unit called Xcomm is established to combat the alien invasion, and you are placed in control.
IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO Impressions’ are commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day with a new war- game utilising their famed Micro Miniatures battle system. D-Day: The Beginning Of The End enables you to attack or defend Hitter’s Fortress Europe. With a wealth of historical detail and virtually Identical game- play to the recently-released American Civil War slm Blue and the Grey (AF57, 52 per cent), D-Day promises to be an absorbing game. It Is released In June, price £34.99. Design and build your own mediaeval fortress then defend It from attack In Imprest tone’ strategy elm Lords Of The
Realm.
July sees the release of another Impressions game, Lords Of The Realm, based on the Norman Invasion In 1066.
You are in control of the social, economic and military welfare of a county while furthering your ambition to be the new king of England. Game features include digitised video sequences and modem-play settings. For more information on both games call Impressions on 071-3512133.
Based on the classic Laser Squad, UFO: Enemy Unknown puts you In charge of the Xcomm unit.
UFO Enemy Unknown's strotegy element revolves around the control of Xcomm bases which are scattered across a fully-working model of the Earth. You have to try to combat the alien threat in each sector while marvelling at the textured terrain and night day sequences.
The game also features a random mission generator so you can defeat the aliens in one part of the world only for trouble to flare up somewhere else. The tactical section of the game has an arcade feel as you guide a squad of soldiers across an isometric landscape on a series of seek-and-destroy missions.
UFO: Enemy Unknown is out in June, price £34.99. Call Microprose on 0454 326532 for details.
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You are In charge of a county In Lords Of The Realm, but you have designs on the throne.
ZODIAC TIMEWARP Forget everything you know about the 20th Century. According to Core Design the colour TV and microwaves are a figment of the Imagination. Even by 1999, the most advanced piece of military kit will be a turbo-prop fighter plane called the Banshee.
Banshee to a vertically-scrolling, top-down shoot-em-up featuring six levels of blasting action, a wide variety of special weapons and a two-player mode.
At the beginning of Dragonstone you meet a wise old witch who sends you on a quest to defeat the malevolent dragontime.
You play a fearless pilot sent on a suicidal mission against Blardax Maid rear, evil ruler of the Styx Republic and brains behind a plague of nuclear machines and genetic mutations. Banshee to available for the A1200 and CD32 only from June, price to be announced.
Also coming soon is Dragonstone, an Isometric RPG which bears more than a passing resemblance to Core’s Darkmere which Is reviewed on page 70 of this Issue. Although both games have been developed by the same programming team and feature macho sword-wielding heroes, Core assure us the similarities are only skin deep.
Square-Jawed hero Sven Svardensvart takes on the might of the Styx Ian Empire In Core Design’s top-down shoot-envup Banshee.
Darkstone features plenty of taxing puzzles, six massive levels and dozens of characters for you to meet as you traverse the game wo rid battling the Agon hordes and evil powers that threaten to engulf your world.
More details on both Banshee and Dragonstone can be obtained from Core Design on 0332 297797.
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TheConne ion QUEST for GLORY II With five Format Gold games in the last three years Blue Byte must be doing something right. Rob Mead wings his way over to Germany to discover the secret of their success... David Bra ben, Andy Braybrook, and the Bitmap Brothers. These people are well-known for producing some of the best games ever to appear on the Amiga.
MAY 1 994 BLUE BYTE FEATURE "Lothar and I were naive in the way we believed we could do better than everyone else in Germany. We found it was not that easy, but after a year we had our first release, Great Courts, which sold over 300,000 copies on six formats including Spectrum and C64."
Flushed with their initial success Thomas and Lothar began work on their first Format Gold winner Battle Isle. Despite the addition of two freelance programmers and a graphic artist, the new project took over 18 months to develop and failed to do as well as Great Courts when it was released throughout Europe in 1991, Now it's time to add another name to that role of honour - Blue Byte, the 20-strong band of developers from Dusseldorf who have thrilled with games like Battle Isle, History Line and The Settlers.
Formed just six years ago, Blue Byte have emerged as one of the top development and publishing houses in Europe with a string of Format Gold-winning titles to their credit and a range of ambitious projects in the pipeline, Their biggest success is cutesy god-game The Settlers which has sold more than 50,000 copies on the Amiga since the end of 1993.
More control Thomas blamed their former distribution company, UBI Soft. "We thought Bottle Isle was a good game, so what was the problem? Then we found out we had to have more control over the marketing if we wanted to have a massive hit. Great Courts was completely different. Everyone knows tennis and you don't have to Managing director Thomas Hertzler set up Blue Byte with his partner Lothar Schmitt after leaving Rainbow Arts in 1988. Their first game was Great Courts, a tennis sim which was a massive worldwide hit.
WORLD DOMINATION ENTERPRISES there are very few games which can claim to have pushed back the boundaries of their genre, but every one of Blue Byte’s major releases has done just that, making them landmarks in the history of Amiga games.
Released: 1991. Reviewed AF29, FG90% Released 1992. Reviewed AF35, FG90% For years war gaming on the Amiga was dominated by stuffy, text-heavy adventures which only military purists found any pleasure in. Battle Isle changed all that. Instantly accessible with great-looking graphics, Battle Isle offered bags of playability and addiction while enabling you to concentrate on your game strategy instead of getting bogged down In superficial detail. The game was followed by a Scenario disk (Reviewed AF37,72%) and an update called Battle Isle 493 (Reviewed AF48,81%).
Blue Byte’s sole excursion Into arcade territory finds you In control of a venom-spewing wasp which has to fly through wave after wave of killer bees, fleas and butterflies. This unusual and colourful horizontally-scrolling ahoot-em-up certainly has its weird moments, but It's also very fast, very addictive and very playable. Despite receiving tremendous reviews from the Amiga press, Apietya sold poorly and Blue Byte decided to concentrate on strategy and role-playing games from then on.
FT- BLUE BYTE FEATURE MAY 1994 “ Blue Byte's philosophy is that games should be fun, easy-to-use and as accessible as possible. 99 more active role in the marketing and publishing of their own games.
Battle Isle's lengthy gestation period also meant the company used the same game engine for their next major release History Line 1914- 1918, a strategy sim which dealt with Germany's calamitous involvement in the First World War.
"We weren't very sure about the German reaction because we were & Yo! Joe!
Released 1993. Reviewed AFSO, FG91% The Settlers Released 1993. Reviewed AF54, FG94% Programmed for Japanese publishers Hudson Soft, Yol Joel doesn’t readily fit in to the Blue Byte scheme of things. This platform games features all the usual running, jumping and killing baddies malarkey, but does It wtth considerable aplomb. What really sets Yo! JoeI apart are the huge, gorgeously-designed levels, Its sheer addictiveness and high fun content. It’s not as fast or, for that matter, as furious as many simitar games, but Its high degree of polish means that there are few better platformers.
Only Blue Byte could take the theories of economics and turn It Into an exciting and rewarding god game. At one level The Settlers Is a cutesy version of Populous - ft’s about building social structures, employing workers and doing battle with rival civilisations At another level, It’s all about managing an efficient supply and demand economy where each sector of the society Is dependent on another. As soon as you see wonderful graphics and cute animations It’s love at first sight. One of the best god games ever, Based on the Battle Isle game engine, History Line tackles the controversial
subject of the Great War wtth a wealth of historical detail, Improved graphics and juicy animated sequences. The futuristic conflicts of Battle Isle have been replaced wtth historically accurate battles, weapons and people. From building and defending trenches to controlling your supply lines, History Une Is a chillingly realistic retelling of one of the world’s bloodiest conflicts and Is a damn fine war game to boot.
Top right: Amiga programmer Rainer Reber has been working on l* Battle Isle 2 for about two months.
1 We should see it in September.
Bottom right: Blue Byte MD Thomas Hertzler has a passion for loud shirts and fast cars, but agonises over the violence contained in some computer games.
T Bottom left: Their biggest musical V exports may have been Nena and ’ Kraftwerk, but the Germans can still put together a kicking Wagnerian tune when it suits them.
Do a lot of advertising for it. If the game is good it will sell even without advertising, even without good reviews, but if you hove a completely new product noone knows, you have to go directly to the press and show them. All these things which UBI Soft never did because we were only one of many affiliate labels."
Thomas's frustration with UBI Soft lead to Blue Byte taking a far History line 1914-1918 Released 1993. Reviewed AF43, FG94% FDKKCK t I. V-. ; dealing with a very difficult issue and what we found was that it was completely understood by the Germans and by everyone else in Europe. No-one said this is a war- game, we don't want to remember this time because the Germans started the war. It proved a German software house can do a war-game with a historical background."
To further distance themselves from any accusations of "war-mon- gering", Blue Byte established links with leading German universities in an attempt to understand the effects of violence in games on games players. "We care a lot about these problems," says Thomas.
This concern for their image has led Blue Byte to cultivate a European, not German, attitude towards the games they publish. Thomas argues it shouldn't be immediately obvious when you pick up a Blue Byte game that you're playing something from Germany - it should be as relevant to someone from Britain or France as it should be to someone from the Bundesrepublik. The other central tenet of Blue Byte's philosophy is that their games should be fun, easy-to- use and as accessible as possible.
Supply and demand This certainly worked in the case of The Settlers which marries the cute and colourful lives of a bunch of simple medieval folk with the rigours of a supply and demand economy.
"You can't make a good seller just with good advertising. You have to think what makes people play, what do people think if they play, what makes a good control system.
Everything started with jump-and-run and shoot-em-up. There were many graphically good games, but the controls were very bad. Now five, six, seven years later the question is: what makes a game good? What makes it playable?" Says Thomas.
Small Japanese This praiseworthy obsession with quality software is replicated throughout the company. No-one has a monopoly of ideas and anyone at any stage is encouraged feed changes and improvements into a game's development.
This also means that people don't get pigeonholed into one aspect of a games development: "We are not small Japanese guys working on a production line," says Thomas with a grin.
This is surely the key to Blue Byte's success. Their games are geared towards a diverse international audience and they have a highly-motivated and tightly-knit workforce devoted to producing quality software.
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off-world colonies, make your home on an asteroid, do battle
with horrific alien entities, make money. Oh, to be back on
Uncle Cyril's farm in Devon... It is early days for your base
asteroid. Already in place is the life support unit (green)
storage silos (blue green), mines (blue yellow) and solar
panels (red white).
Three or four days later and the rock Is looking a bit crowded. The ship on the left is the company’s ore transporter, the one on the right is your transporter.
Hat's the name of that empire again? Oh yes, the Terran Empire. There are so many around these days that you simply lose track. Anyway, the Terran Empire is expanding so quickly that minor wars (just a pathetic 15 million dead) look set to bring the great dynasty to its knees.
And then (as luck would have it), a group of explorers that every- one had forgotten ~ about, arrives home ’==- and tells of ore-rich hunks of rock in the next-door galaxy.
Obviously, every budding entrepreneur in the Empire grabs a shovel and a warp- capable space ship and clears N off to go prospecting. But wait, it seems that these deserted-looking asteroids are actually home to an alien race. And they are not too happy about all these Terrans turning the old homestead asteroids into Swiss cheese.
K240 is a strategy-cum- god game in the mould of Millennium, Dune 2 and Mega-Lo-Mania. You are an independent prospector with a team of die-hard labourers.
Your job is to mine lots of ore, expand as far through the belt as you can and to keep the poor old disenfranchised aliens at bay.
Mine, all mine You start the game with a likely-looking asteroid from which you start building your commonwealth. The view which you will see the most is your asteroid in all its rather quaint and rocky glory.
The game is played via a series of pop-up menus which appear whenever you click your right mouse button. At the beginning you have to start mining - in order to bring in the credits necessary to build on other lumps of rock.
To this end you plonk a few mines down on the surface, followed by a storage facility, a solar generator and a sensor array (which is like a radar, detecting other likely- looking asteroids and any aliens in the neighbourhood).
To get anything done you have to allocate funds.
™ Your pool of cash 51 can be invested in construction, vehicles, intelligence or missiles. Obviously the more money you inject into an endeavour, the quicker everything will get done. However, just as you think everything is going swimmingly, along come the first problems. But this wouldn't be much of a game if everything was easy-peasy- lemon-squeezy.
Fuelling the problem The initial challenge is going to be managing your base asteroid. You'll need plenty of generators to power all your installations. These cost money and take up valuable space on the rock. Then there's the threat of contamination. This can be dealt with by building a decontamination filter (surprise) which costs money and draws power.
Out in space they get up to all sorts of jiggery-pokery. For instance while you are not looking, the employees are likely to dip their collective fingers into the till and rob a few credits off you. The way around this is to build a security centre. From this building, men in shiny black uniforms will 'discipline' your loyal flSSRULT- FIGHTER ( 0 ) Len&TH: i3m.
RrfllOUR = 20 ( 20) SPEED * 3 Fn.
BUILD TimE* 20 DRYS ORE HEEDED: SELEHIUm 2 CRYSTflUTE 2 COST: 6000 + ( 0) = HRRDPOBTTS* 1 Now we’ve got a security centre, missile defences, resiblocks (where the workers live), solar generators... and we’re off to colonise a new asteroid.
To keep aliens at bay and to colonise other asteroids, you are going to need a fleet of ships. This is the building screen on which you equip your fine vessels.
FT- SGCURIT REPORT REPORT FROm- ASTUCG-l 34- FinflnciflL corriPUTERS report theft froim cotonv FUTIDS- THE PERPETRRTORS CflnTlOT BE TRACED - TOTAL sum STOLED = 314-00 CD- This is Kate Adie, for the BBC, live from the Magdalen Cloud Sector Four. (Parp.)
Employees. But those same employees need good living conditions in which to procreate. So you will have to build nice living quarters. It just never ends.
Then there are those aliens whose world you've toddled into to plunder. Needless to say they are not too chuffed at your arrival and will do plenty to arrest your progress.
Fleeting moments The solution, of course, is to build yourself a fleet of ships to do battle with them. These fleets need commanding. Oh, and let's not forget the other asteroids which have a habit of colliding with your colonies.
Dear me, it's a lot of grief.
All the problems which beset your colony are actually the really fun bit of K240. It's all very well having a laugh building things in space, but it's the crisis management which will make or break you. As in life, so in art, and it is always best to plan ahead.
“ While you're not looking, the employees are likely to dip their collective fingers into the till and rob a few credits 99 The game is very well designed and I especially compliment Gremlin on the manual. This includes a tutorial which leads you through the basics of the game - so much more preferable to being dumped into the game with nothing but a list of key commands and a few illustrations of aliens.
Lots of time has been spent on making the gameplay fluid. After just an hour of play I was zipping between all the menus, allocating funds, building armadas and desperately trying to avoid all those other ram-raiding asteroids - a process which is helped by the kaleidoscopic CD= 37114-0 Those dirty, conniving, sons of bitches. Turn your back for five minutes and some git will dip his fingers into the petty cash box. Time for a bit of (ahem) security.
UlTHTlARY POPULATIOn SURPLUS: RftDIRTIOri: RESOURCE PROD USAGE SURPLUS 8 0 50 Z b 63 IUUU 226 63 1000 226 63 1000 POWER HIK FOOD UJRTER SECURITY: ASTEROID SECURE FLEETS: The status screen lets you know exactly how you’re doing. The population are happy but we could do with a bit more power. Time for some new generators.
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Spend money on engineering and you can build almost any type
of structure.
Your base might look good in that light, but it’s certainly not comfortable.
Graphics. I particularly enjoyed the Sci-Tek catalogue, an on-line database from which you can purchase blueprints to build really splendid gadgets.
Stickers in the box - what's required is a decent learning curve which eases you gently into the game and a healthy dose of that mystical quality called 'playability'.
The three games I mentioned earlier are all playable and are all lot of fun. K240 (despite its rather naff name) is up there with them.
Although I must say that I find the ethics of the game a bit dubious - why do we always have to blow seven shades of merde out of the poor blighters?
Anyway, I am running low on juice, money, living space, spaceships and patience, so back to the game. Can anyone lend me a few thousand credits and a seismic penetrator?
Andy Hutchinson
* The spooky atmosphere is helped jEfr* greatly by the Amiga
which warns you of threats but which doesn't give much advice.
The spy satellites are funky, too.
Dispatch one to an enemy asteroid and it transmits video pictures showing what the aliens are up to.
Giving you what you want Recently programmers seem to have hit upon what it takes to hold a player's interest.
You need more than a bit of parallax scrolling and a few PROGRAMMERS Graeme Ing, Pete Daniels PUBLISHER Gremlin 0742 753423 PRICE £29.99 RELEASED Out now Very colourful and spacey-look ing, although the screen can become confusing.
Nice samples and a techno-style intro track, but play it with the sound down and the hi-fi on.
Build your first mining colony, win your first battle, steer your first asteroid and you're hooked It's difficult to click on the right building in the heat of a crisis.
Larger graphics would help.
AaaicYive space exploration game which gets so involved that you will want to hire somebody else to play for you, while you watch from a safe distance. 99 RESULTS e-iuisioM owe OIUISI0N TWO DIVISION 7W0CC c The Gazette keeps you informed of what’s happening at other clubs.
Hopefully, you won’t need to read the situations vacant column.
HOOKER .SCRUM HALF I 7 l HIOHFIELD PEN A LTV 3 1 MON i. HI .'WORTH If :t mw hi HI It’s a tough old sport and your skills are tested to the limit when you have to reshuffle your pack due to Injuries.
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In aaonnnd it's an up and uuuunnder. Seventies armchair Rugby
League fans will no doubt be familiar with Eddie Waring's
famous calchphrase. Eddie was the voice of rugby's superior
code and one of televisions' finest commentators.
Mi sly-eyed reminiscences aside, if it seems odd that a sport played primarily in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumberland should appear as an Amiga management simulation then check out the technical advisors on the game: Celtic manager Lou Macari and Sheffield United's Dave 'Harry' Bassett. I'm confused?
Gritty Northern realism Audiogenic have taken a bold step in developing a Rugby League game. Sports management sims generally sell well, but Rugby League?
Despite Eddie's Stirling efforts to take the game to the man on the Glapham omnibus, it remains a marginal sport. And northern too.
But hey, if you're from south of Doncaster, read on. Please.
League is the professional code, 13-a-side and rough as houses.
These lads don't wear bright helmuts like them from t'other side of the Pond. No sir, tha gets blood on tha boots in League.
Your job is to take the helm at mythical Yorkshire club Thorne and lead them out of Third Division wilderness. And if you're successful, you might get offered the job at Wigan. Ultimately, your ambition is to lead out the national team.
Thankfully, Rugby League Coach doesn't take itself too seriously.
Audiogenic have found a happy medium between providing statistical information and an amusing and user-friendly interface. You can have a cup of tea, sort through your mail, read the sports page of the Gazette, or check out the players training schedules, swot up on Sunday's opponents and buy and sell a couple of players. And the best thing is, it's fully interactive.
There you are, sitting at your desk, watching the players train through the window when suddenly the phone rings and it's the boss of Batley wanting to buy your best player. Or more ominously, it could be the chairman ringing to give you a vote of confidence.
Happy hooker Crucial aspects of management are the careful buying and selling of players and organising training schedules. Varied training keeps players' enthusiasm going. But if this wasn't enough, there is the financial side to keep an eye on, and as in real life, you're always overdrawn.
The matches themselves are a series of comments which tell you who has scored and whether the try was converted. And it's quite effective - you hear the crowd roar and then hope that Thorne have 'gone over' (as we say in Rugby League).
Monday's Gazette has all the results, league tables and match reports, but if you've suffered a reverse, you may want to avoid it.
Rugby League Coach doesn't get bogged down by statistics - as the sporting cliche goes, there is no substitute for experience. Playing the game couldn't be simpler, but playing it well takes practice. And who knows, with a bit of luck you could reach the dizzy heights of Great Britain coach Mai Reilly. Hey Mai, where's our bloody piano?
Stephen Bradley £ “ An enjoyable and playable sports management sim which is both quirky and serious about Rugby League. And new the joke about giving it a 'try'.
Hurrah! 99 L E 1 3 ?
E n n El r Ej The crowd noise is rather good during the matches and the telephone sounds great, 17 3 4 5 £ 7 I r Not a great deal to see but the interface is well laid out and it has a pleasant cartoon feel.
Fun and difficult to put dawn.
You get really annoyed if no- one rings you for a few days.
PLAYABILITY ADDICTION 3 4 ji |7 j 7 | B GRAPHICS 3 4 5 ! 6 ?
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Perfectly adequate clacking effects. The music is a rip off of the old Pot Slack theme. Great.
Marcus, go away from my desk. I need to do some work AH right, best of five then.
PLAYABILITY Easy control system and no messing about. My fave game of the year so far.
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580. ..Wendy James Slides S8L..The Invisible World
S82-83...Terminaior 2 (2)
584. ..Fantasy Pics
585. ..Gulf War Slides
586. ..Magical Pics
588. ..Gulf War Tribute S89-90...S Thing Fishy (2) S91
...Eldorado Slides DEMOS
DI. ...Mental Hangover D2....iniereepter Demo D4....Wild Copper
DIO...I7Bit Music Demos Dll...World Demos 21 Dl 3...Total
Remix Demo Dl4 l5...Predators 2) D2G 2 J ...Red Sector(2)
D24 25...New Tek Rcel3 2) D26 ..Total Remix 2 Demo D27...T.V.
Theme D30...Epic Demo D34...P.D. Collection D36...Virtual
WoHds D37...Vectra Sinking Demo D38...TFF Demo Voyage
D40...Safy Demo D59...Video Effects 3D D64...Cuit Vector
Dance 2 D68...Phenomena Demo D70...Amos 3D Demo D74...A Trip
To Mars D76...A2000 GenfockDemo D8l 82...Budbrain I (2)
D83...Budbrain 2 D85...Crionics Neverwhere D87...pirhana demo
DIOI..Alcatraz M Demo 3 DI02..A Chaplin Demo DI03..Total
Destruction D105..Mr B Demo Comp 4 D106 .Walter S.T. Demos
Dill..Defcon I Dl l7..Aurora M Demo Dl 18..Cult M Dcmo 2 Dl25
.Precise Demo Di33..Fasinarion DI36..Goldnre Megademo
DI37 l38..SoWhat- 2) D139..Devils”No Reality” D144..The
Silents “Ice" DI45..Crystal Symphonies DI48..Ray Of Hope 2
DI49..No Brain No Pain DI58 159.Cyborg Demo(2) D195..Coaxial
Comp DI97..MC Disk I Coma D199..End Of Century 1999 D206
.Dreamers 3 D208..Avengers M Demo D216 2 J 7.. Bass o Malic
(2) D218..Disorder Demo D2l9..Tuff Enuff D225 .Cool Fridge
Demo D226..Hardcrack M Demo D233..Hypnautic Hammer D235..Six
Of One Demo D238..Planetside D239..Lemmings Revenge
D240..Total Respray D243..Budrain 3 D244..Phenomena Inerspace
D245..To»al Retrial D247.Pulling The Trigger D253..CES Demos
D256..Total Recount D257..Total Rebate D262.. Spasmolytic
D264..D-Mob M Demo D267..Sun Connection 2 D270..Kefrons The
Wall D271..Timex Hydra D272.. Electric Demos 1
D274..Defpackers Demo D276..Cave La Weird D279..Iraqui Demo
D28Q 281 ..Delerious (2) D307..L.S.D. Demo D312..Devils
Colours D3I4..Trdkmo D3l5..The Groove Ramjam D325 326..Real
Empathy(2) D328 329..Red Dwarf (2) D330..Darkness M Demo
D332..Melted Experience D333-337.,Odyssey (5) D340..Watchman
Demo D341 ..Anarchy Smoker Co D342..Ed 209 The Revenge
D343 344..Hand wired (2) D346..Wildfire M Demo D347.. Mind
warp M Dcmo D348 349..Skizzo Demo(2) D350-352..Treacle
Team(3 D358..Mr Men Stories D359..Seeing Is Believing
D360..State Of The Art D361..Mayday Resistance
D362 363..Jesus On E’s (2) D364..Fish Tank D365..Optimum
Pressure D366..Mind Riot D367.. In The Can Demo D368..Dynamic
Illusions D369..Piece Of Mind D370..3D Demo 2 D37L.Lethal
Exit D376... world of Commodore D377...Claustraphobia
D380...Hoover Demo D38!...The Trip D382 3...Project Techno
(2) D384... Interspace D386...Mindwarp (AGA) D387...Panta
Rhei (AGA) D388... Hysteria D393-5...Grapevine 15 (3)
D396-8...Grapevine 16 (3) D399-401...Grapevine 17(3)
D402...In The Kitchen UTILITIES UI....Games Music Creator U2I
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U47...Label Designer U49...Ultimate Icon Disk U50...Power
Comp Utils U5L..Jazz Bench U55...Visicalc U57...Quickbcnch
U59...Font Designer U60...D-Paint Fonts I U6L..D-Paint Fonts
2 U62...Med 3.20 U63...Direct Anim Creator U64...Crossword
Designer U66...CLI Help + Others U67...S Tracker Mega
U68...Ultimate Boots I U69...Ultimate Boots 2 U73...Powerlogo
U74.,.M-Cad U75...Journal Home Acc*s U76...Home Utilities
U77...Electrocad U78...Ami Base U81... Boot bench V2.0 U8
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Workshop 2 U87...Hard Disk Utils U89*94...Amateur Radio (6)
U95...C-Light+Others U96...GFX Utils 1 U100...Ham Lab
U101...Sid V2.0 UIQ8...A-Gene Ul 13...Midi Utilities
UII8 119... Video Utils (2) U132...GFX Utils 2
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Squad Utils U!39...Terminalitie.s VI.O U140...Squash I (2.04
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UI46...Viz Clip Art U147...Spectrum Emulator
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Charts U179-180...Dice (2) U181...Celtic Demo Maker
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U212...Animated Pointers U213-Desk Top Publisher U215...Messy
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G57...Lamcr Game G58. ..Games comp 7 G59...Games comp 8
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G63...Intact G64...Eternal Rome G65 Lemmingoids
G66...DownHifl Challenge G67...Lamc ST Ports G68... Paranoid
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Of Madroj Gl 15...Amiga Columns Gl Ih Robocop In Iraq Gl
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Computer, titles Hie ultimate image editor for your AMOS games!
Sprite X 3 is the latest development of the popular Sprite X series of Bob Sprite Icon editors for AMOS, by the programmers who :ht ' e progn brought you the TOME Map Editor Series, Shadow Software.
Sprite X 3 employs the latest in AMOS technology to bring you fast and easy image grabbing and editing, including a fully automatic image grabber, detailed and easy to follow manual, comprehensive editing tools and an incredibly user friendly interface that only 3 years of development and testing can give you!
Sprite X3 can edit bobs, icons, sprites, screens and even Workbench Icons, up to 1023x1023 pixels in size! It will work, multi-tasking, alongside your favourite graphics packages, and pictures can be rapidly imported via an automatic Ramdisk loader.
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This detailed simulation of both Serie-A and Serie-8 of the Italian Football League, i includes all the correct rules of Italian football, featuring the correct play-off systems and 2 points for a win .
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Realistic transfer system which conforms to the Italian method.
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Includes all the features of our best selling Championship Manager '93 published by Domark Software Ud.
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R. F Ihere's nothing left but chickens, apparently. Yup, the
little cluckers have invented colour Tvs, racing cars and
stereos and developed a system of battery farming where human
beings lay little ovoid shapes all day.
But, boy, when things go wrong, they really go wrong. The inhabitants of planet Capon (or something) have run out of coffee after a bad harvest and, such is their craving for caffeine, they turn against the squirrels from Planet Peanut.
Sureally strange This isn't a surrealist fantasy or even the latest anime adventure, but Ocean's new platform game Mr Nutz. You play the squir rel superhero of the title whose task is to explore Planet Peanut, collecting goodies and banishing the fowl ones. The action takes place over four themed worlds - Nature, Underground, Water and Inca. Each world contains a number of chicken bases which have to be closed down. Access to each base is via a map screen which contains a network of paths, often leading to chests of treasure and other characters who can help you.
Each world is also made up of different islands so occasionally Nutz has to sail from one to another on his raft or use the Peanut teleport system. There are two types of platform level in the game. The chicken bases are the most important and are marked with a red pennant on the map screen. The blue pennant levels are less crucial, but are a valuable source of the goodies you need to defeat the chickens and gain access to the bonus sections.
It all bears more than a passing resemblance to Sega's Sonic, with the levels' sweeping curves and the way Nutz turns into a ball of fur when he speeds up. The map section is reminiscent of Super Mario.
Sadly, this doesn't mean Mr Nutz is any good. Even during the opening levels, it's easy to lose hit- points and lives because you have to stamp on baddies to kill them. Why can't Nutz lob acorns at them?
Size does matter The map and platform sections also jar. Wandering around the map soon gets tedious, especially when you have to retrace your steps because teleports have been knocked out. The map's small size also makes it hard on your eyes.
Saving the game is a nightmare too. You have to go to certain teleports armed with a star which is only awarded when you collect 99 gems.
Because you need stars to find bonus sections, it's easy to die and be sent back to the beginning of the game.
Mr Nutz isn't all bad. The scrolling is smooth, the sprites are cutely animated and the controls are slick. It's all just a little uninspiring and its high frustration factor is going to have you throwing your Amiga out the window in despair.
Rob Mead ®
* This competent platformer is let down by a complete lack of
originality and a very high frustration level.
Air Nutz tries so hard to be Sonic that it hurts. 99 Manchester United won the first Premier League competition and look set to win the second. Whilst the Manchester United team have practised their skills on the training ground, Krisalis' top team of programmers have toiled to perfect a football simulation which will give the player a more realistic reproduction of the football season together with its injuries, suspensions, tactics and careful foreword planning that could dictate the success or failure of your chosen team before you have even picked up your joystick and pressed a fire button
in anger.
• Tacti-Grid™. An advanced form of strategic control allowing
complex formation design and individual player match tactics. •
Up to 4 human players can take control of any Premier League,
Endsleigh League or GM Conference club. • Play full and
accurate seasons which include league, F.A. Cup, League Cup and
Charity Shield, relegation, promotion, play-aff and friendly
matches.
Alternatively create custom league and cup competitions, or play one-off matches. • Varying injury types and severities, yellow and red cards, disciplinary points and variable suspensions. •Selectable home, away or third strip. »A host af statistic charts and graphs including all league tables, fixture lists, cup draws, team and divisional top scorers, manager and team performance, injury type and duration and disciplinary records. • Over 2500 players all with accurate skin tones and hair colours and 10 different varying skill abilities. • Arcade section includes ultra-quick gameplay, passing,
shooting, heading, diving headers, deflections, variable pitch conditions, advanced computer player intelligence, extra time, injury time and penalty shoot-outs. • Latest Premier League rules including squad numbering, substitute goalkeepers and pass back rule. • Advanced replay mode with slow motion, freeze frame, and reverse comero angle features.
The most accurate and comprehensive football simulation ever created.
Premier LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Amiga 500 Plus • Amiga 600 Amiga 1200 * CD32 • PC3.5 * PC CD ROM Manchester UNITED Welcome to the eerie, spooky land of Darkmere. Foul deeds are taking place in this once beautiful village, nestling on the banks of the Riiver Ouse. Dare you wander about vaguely, pop in to the plethora of antique shops and buy a couple of knick-knacks for the sideboard at home? Iust don't buy any horse brasses!
The ores are rampant, the barbarians lack job satisfaction and an evil incarnation has cast an air of doom over your land. It’s time to reach for your book of happy spells... hey have a rough old time Anyway, the kid grows up to be of it in enchanted lands. Dead hard (don't they always) and One minute they're happily the King mourns his missing missus brewing potions, laughing and doesn't notice the barbarians, Hidden secrets lie within plain-looking barrels. This one’s got beer In It. Burp!
With the fairies (like you do), and ores, Council Tax collectors and polishing their sacred orbs and the other miscreants who flock to his next minute some evil force toddles kingdom and hang their battle axes into town and the village elder asks and clipboards above the fireplace, for volunteers to embark on a dangerous quest of good versus evil. Getting Into prince And we think we've got it tough with Eventually Kingy comes to his senses, the Council Tax. * realises that his happy kingdom Such is the fate that has befallen looks more like Bosnia than the Kingdom of the Elven King Disney
World and sends his son off Gildorn. He meets a nice lost elf, to sort it all out with only a glowing Visit the Blacksmith for a chat and a cup of tea and go robbing for him.
Falls in love with her and then just as sword and a crystal for company, they're picking curtains for the Elven And guess what? You're the king's castle, she ups sticks and naffs off. Son - Ebryn. Welcome ladies and The King (no, not Elvis), isn't too gentlemen to the odd world of the chuffed about this because they'd role-playing game, found some nice flowery ready- Darkmere is the latest in a long mades and so he goes off to look for line of isometric RPGs. You control her. There's no sign of Her Majesty, Ebryn with a joystick and you've got In days of old, when men were bold and women wore
large bras, a naughty dragon stole some beer and set alight some cars. Lords and ladles, I thank you.
But he does chance upon his new- to wander around the village, the for- born son who, mysteriously, has est and the ore caverns. Your Bump Into an ore and you’ll have to battle your way out with more than talk.
Been left in the middle of the forest. Progress depends on three things: combat with weirdies, problem solving and mapping.
If you prefer a nice linear game in which the only choice offered is whether to get the laser or the smart bomb, stop reading now. However if your IQ is larger than your shoe size then the odds are that you will enjoy the mental challenge of Darkmere.
Hello Sailor. Fancy a good time?
I’ve got Sky, a CD”, brilliant jigsaws, a Jacuzzi, the complete works of Boris Yeltsin and some very fine cheese. Or you would you prefer a plain old-fashioned...? (Snip! - Ed).
Ebryn starts off in a little room on West Wall Street, This is a good time to acclimatise to the various menu options. By clicking Fire you're presented with a dropdown menu.
This displays options such as: search, examine, take, drink, smell or question, although these are dependent on who or what is in the room with you.
Your father's cuoras echo • n &aur rram2 In the start location there are human bones, a key, beer bottles, a barrel and a stocky chap. You can take the beer, drink it and feel woozy, grab the key and have a chat with the bloke. It's easy to tell if the person you're questioning is going to be of any use - the number of topic options will be larger.
Been there, bashed that This kind of gome hasn't changed a lot since Ultimate started creating them in the early Eighties. All right so the graphics have improved and games are Amiga user-friendly now, but essentially it's the same old thing time and time again. You plod around a fantasy world, bashing in ores and collecting treasure. So the only really valid question is: how well designed are the puzzles?
Obvious captions would include: He who lives by the sword...; He’s got a fair point...; Lying down on the job again... I'm happy to say that the problems in Darkmere are well conceived and logical. An initial search of the city will eventually bring you to the Blacksmith's shop. He'll ask you to steal some iron ingots for him from people's houses. This will lead you on a search of the village and lots of Dmrlrmere is a funky role-playing game with some decidedly odd characters, some good spot effects and a familiar naff plat. Play before you buy.
Death Is more of a certainty than a probability, and these mad axe mutants ensure that this Is the outcome every single time.
Imagine, if you will, a fight where the combatants are a Dr Marten boot (cherry red, 21 lace holes) and an earwig. The Dr Marten boot wins every time.
Two-player mode is a tad more enjoyable - you live for at least, oh, a couple of minutes before the mutants pulverise you. There are two difficulty modes - very hard and bleedin' impossible.
Power-ups abound. They include enhanced weaponry, extra lives and bonus gems. And by jove you need them. Also, there are folk scattered around who require rescuing although it remains unclear as to Simon Fox, Keith Weatherly ICE 0453 750993 £29,99 RELEASED Out now why blonde women in biki- nis are in the Kookistan desert. Perhaps they are FraB friendly mutants.
J ,j- ¦y Unfortunately, fidOLl good games m iS require more Oh what visual delight doth the AGA chip bring, Not in Total Carnage, though.
Lager. It's as good a word to start as any. Anyway, the redoubtable General Akhboob has been up to some devilish tricks involving goo.
Yes, goo. If it had been Playdoh then the problems would have been minimal at worst.
But the goo has produced some wild mutant creations didn't Playdoh smell just smashing?) And as the Western world isn't yet receptive to the idea of mutants wandering about, you hove been given the task of taking the General to erm, task.
Call yourself Captain Carnage, and if a mate wants a game then hp or she can be Major Mayhem. How nice. "Gentlemen, we have ourselves a situation here," is the sort of thing one of these characters might espouse if this were a film.
However, it is but a viewed-from- above shoat-em-up and the chaps cannot talk. Shame really. At least then they could moan about the difficulty, neigh, almost impossibility of their task, at the standard of game- play, and the way they walk around like Mr Humphreys from Are You Being Served. If they walked like Mrs Slocombe the fiends would run far their dear lives.
In one player mode it becomes apparent that Total Carnage could have been named M ss on Impossible. No sooner have you pressed finger to trigger, than you find yourself immediately surrounded by mutant soldiers.
Than big guns and blondes. Total Carnage is not a good game. It's a poor game. Why it's A1200-only is a mystery. The graphics are of Armitage Shanks standard and the scrolling is equally poor.
Controlling your pugnacious pal is hugely difficult (the CD32 joypad works best for me) and you get trapped, shot and squashed at will.
At 30 nicker it's outrageously costly.
Total Carnage is not devoid of amusement and the disk accessing screen is splendid. A huge, muscular Rambo-type figure stands proud while politely requesting that you 'Please wait'. Hurrah ! If you want a decent two-player shoot-em-up get The Chaos Engine instead.
Stephen Bradley ® You can't go wrong with a few bongs and crashes and the odd plaintive cry of 'Total Carnage'.
ADDICTION In two-player mode, you can enjoy this up to a point* tf it's raining and there's nowf on TV, PLAYABILITY It's far too difficult, and not made any easier by the awful sprite control.
* * Imagine something disappointing and multiply it by 1 9.
Total Carnage is incredibly tough, even on the easy option, the
graphics are poor and the 30 quid tag is simply not
justified. 99 If you want a load of easy points, use your bog
standard rifle on the tanks and you’re guaranteed about 20,000.
Sometimes when he has a rare day off from Noel’s House Party Mr Btobby terrorises folk In Jils tank.
PROFESSIONAL J 2 FOOTBALL MASTERS 4 VERSION ¦ Quite simply the best Football management game for your computer.
We have served thousands af satisfied customers during aur 4 years of trading. Over 10,000 man hours (during 5 years) has been dedicated to the production of this constantly improving game. It is one of the most realistic and accurate representations of a professional football managers annual challenge to tactically out wit and conquer every opponent.
Managers: 1 to 4 Human players, Ratings, Performance statistics, sack and offers. 3 Difficulty levels, Manager of the month ond season aworded, Pools, Pick any team in any division to begin with.
League & Cup: Premier 22 teams, Division 1,2 & 3 have 24 teams, Ploy-offs, Tables. 7 Cup competitions with precise rules (2 legs, extra time, away goal rule, seeded draws, European Cup tables, 5 subs, non-domestic player restrictions etc.), Finalist route to glory.
Games: Yearly fixture previous list, Week fixtures results, Results from previous meeting with opponent (goes bock up to 6 seasons).
EASY TO PLAY Animated _____ Joystick or Mouse.
Wrestling game 1 or 2 players '4 if -j Players: Real life statistics reflecting the start of 93 94 season with real positions, height, age. Live transfer market, Contract & wage negotiations, Preferred foot (left right both), Loans, Injuries, Training, Special talents, Trainees, Goalkeepers (separate skill categories), Defenders, Midfielders, Attackers & Utility, Retirements, Foreign transfers, Unhappy players, Top 10 Hot shots.
Team: Training, Tactics (15 different styles), Aggression, Formation allows specific player field settings (Left winger, Sweeper etc.). Club: Sponsorship, Ground improvements, View opponent, Finances The Match: Real time scoreboard reporting goals & injuries yellow red cards, Sound effects, Interventions permitted at any time to change tactics, formations and make subs. Physical graphical penalty participation (optional). Over 80 different referees.
Other: Fast load save, Printer access, 20 Options to set various game preferences, Instruction book, Easy to play, Technical support.
Plus: Over 100 other meticulous refinements impossible to list here.
Editor : Allows you to omend various items in saved games. £12 Extra Cx3 Scottish : Dedicated version details avoilable upon request.
CRICKET MASTERS This is a purely managerial cricket manager game that concentrates on strategy and includes plenty of relevant statistics. The game has been designed and developed by a nue fan of the sport. It replicates everything that a real manager has to contend with and it’s a totally unique production that anyone with an interest in Cricket should experience.
A summary of the main features is shown below:-
• AXA EQUITY & LAW 18 league county teams, 50 overs per game.
• 4 Cup competitions including Benson & Hedges, Nat West.
• 20 different match umpires with accurate names and strictness.
• Accurate player details Surname, height and age.
• 27 different player attributes. Most skills have a direct
impoct on the effectiveness of each individuals actions during
a simulated match.
• Easy player selection. All game text is clearly presented.
• Batting and bowling averages. Top batting and bowling tables.
• 3 Different training intensities to boost batting, bowling or
fielding.
Weather, pitch and light often make an impact on ground condition.
• Full match highlights let you watch the action ball by ball
with full graphics and or realistic sampled sound effects for
significant events (Fours, Umpire decisions, etc.).
Interventions are permitted at any time to change batting
todies or fielding placings.
• 3 Batting Bowling classifications (Normal, Attack and Defend).
• Choice of 15 different field placings.
• Full scorecard results with best batting and bawling figures.
• Other staff (Physio, Groundkeeper, Scout) con be hired and
fired.
• Annual league fixtures listing. Current week and last league
results.
• View current cup competition draws and historic records.
• Real time transfer market. Ployer contract ond wage
negotiations.
• Sponsors, Printer access, Finances, Poor ground fines, Manager
rating.
• 15 Options to alter game preferences, Load Save game.
• Instruction book with plenty of examples.
• Plus many more fine details that we are unable to list here.
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• 20 Jockeys who vary in ability and booking fees. Orders &
Feedback.
• Formbook and Win Summary Cards caver the previous 200 races.
• Animated race display or just the result. View Declaration list
for races
• Very informative report by Head stable lad. Tipsters.
Bookmakers.
• Racecards similar to racing press. Real life. Handicaps & Race
Types.
• Viruses, Injuries & Vets. Lood Save game. Many other items
included Version 1 is available upon request (Simple training &
betting) @ £15.
48 HOUR DISPATCH CHEQUE PAYMENTS If you have a guarantee cheque card or credit card please write its number on the reverse of your cheque, doing so will ensure dispatch within 48 hours of receipt.
OUR ADDRESS ESP Softwore 32o Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SSI 2ND. England.
TEL (0702) 600557 FAX. (0702) 613747 STATISTICS
• Scorecard & bowling analysis.
• Weather and ground reports
• Wogon Wheel
• Manhotton Chart.
PLAYER VARIETY
• Roted on 8 adjustable factors.
• Left and right handed players.
• Range of batting types.
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as possible Five years of development by a clever racing
expert has led to the second revision of this Flat Horse
Racing Simulation.
Up to 4 players can porticipate as Owner Trainers with the primary objective of becoming the top rated trainer, in respect of prize money won, at the end of each racing season (March to November). There ore up to 35 other intelligently controlled computer trainers to compete against and compare your personal performance.
To achieve this aim you must discover a potential champion and train them so that they become capable of competing well and winning any of the 47 big prize money races (Handicap and Group), eg. The Derby To give you an idea of the tools provided in this game to assist you reaching your objective we have listed the main features below:-
• 250 horses each with over 60 independent variables.
• 26 different race courses (2 all weather), real life
characteristics mirroring the diversity of racecourses in the
UK (descriptions provided).
• All the strokes cut, pull, drive, etc. • Editor to amend game
stats.
• Appeals, dropped catches, run outs. • Bowler types include
seam,
• Bouncers, wides and no balls. Swing, change ond both types of
spin with 8 speed levels.
A fantastic graphical ond or tacticol representation of Cricket that has been completely written by a traditional fan. You can physically participate with batting and or bowling or leave it to the computer to automatically hondle.See full feature list below :* GAME OPTIONS
• 1 Day limited overs or test.
• White or coloured clothing.
• Three Cricket grounds.
• Load Save gome. Skill levels.
• Computer Human players.
ANIMATED ACTION
• Sound Commentary.
• Umpire signals.
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• Icon driven with point i click.
• Large 3D scrolling screen covering the entire playing area.
• Mouse controls bowler's line, length, direction field settings.
• Joystick control of batsmon's attack level, strokes and running
between wickets.. VARIABLE CONDITIONS
• Surface and pace of pitch
• Rain, bad light, cloud cover, temperature and humidity.
Open National lipping Competition 1991 : by Rocecall, regulated by the Tote, this program achieved joint second. This led to a serious approach from a national book maker. Rejected in favour of supporting the public.
Winnings Statistics: 104 wins out of 166, as from 2 6 to 1 9 93 Formula: This program tells you exactly what to do. You are NOT permitted ta amend our system unlike so many other similar programs.
How confident con you be in something that invites amendments!
Research & Development: Three years full time race analysis and experimentation to refine and test the prediction system.
Inside Knowledge: Plenty of unique hints from contacts in the know.
User Friendly: No racing knowledge required, easy to use, tutorial book Restricted Sales: As soon as our programs predictions have a prolific impact on the betting odds we will stop accepting new buyers.
Monthly Updates: Highly recommended option. If any update fails to break even we'll send the next one free of charge. From £25.
Price Increase: Highly likely. Buy now before success forces increase.
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MAIL ORDERS ORACLE A F PRICE TOTAL [NAME _ ADDRESS Ifft TELEPHONE POSTCODE oo i i Is the bawdy world of Jack T Ladd a graphic thriller, or is it just a sad variation on the Carry On theme? We reveal all.
There was a time when all because it will just make you sympa- Innocent Until Caught This is Jack's local. There’s karaoke on Tuesday and the Sunday evening quiz is very popular.
Jack makes small talk with a scarlet lady. She’s the one on the left, wearing airn in the scarlet dress.
Graphic adventures were thise with his enemies. Gives you 28 days to help * measured against the It's the pathetic jokes that hit you Jack get back into the black, incredibly high standards of first with quips such as: "A glass of It's a case, as usual, of col- the Monkey Island games. Now Gary's Gutrot coming up...in more lecting objects which help Beneath A Steel Sky has set new ways than onel". Mmmm. Then there you progress through a standards, so how does Innocent are those double entendres. ¦!
Until Caught compare? What can it offer that we haven't seen before?
Brothel creep Much of the action at the beginning takes place in a bordello where, no matter how you try to dictate the conversation, the Ladd chimes in with pleas for a free appointment.
Innocent Until Caught is definitely one to keep away from the children if you want to avoid some very awkward questions over dinner.
OK, so Jack may not approach things in quite the same way as you or I, but then we're not on the run from the Interstellar Revenue Decimation Service who would as soon confiscate your manhood as see you in credit.
Initial impressions are that it's as dull as a scene from LA Law and, as you find out more about your in- game persona, it emerges that the scenario has all the puerile humour of Benny Hill woven into a futuristic Film-Noiresque setting. The result?
Virtual Pornography, CensoRound and more double entendres than on a camping trip with Julian Clary.
The protagonist, Jack T Ladd (hoi, hoi), is so utterly unlikable that after a few seconds you really can't be bothered to help him at all. Don't read his introduction to the game before slapping home Disk One STATUS Can these bikers Impart some vital Information to Jack to help him on his travels through Innocent Until Caught? Best walk up and ask them Jack.
JACK T LADD’S GUIDE TO LIFE, UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING LAW AND ORDER If a policeman isn' isn't a policeman. MR Innocent's hero is a master thief, bar room philosopher and all-round wit. Here's what he has to say on some of the major issues of the day: DRINKINC ? Never challenge a bartender on a Federation Starship to a game of ‘I bet you don’t know how to make a Legspreader Surprise.’ He'll have you unconscious before you can say ‘lyz bett uyz dontt gnaw hoooow 1000oo mak er... ?
PETS MR The hamsters you sold him were, in fact, a box of wigs for peo- ¦J pie with small heads.
? If a policeman isn't corrupt, he’s stupid. If he isn't stupid, he isn’t a policeman. ?
CULTURE ? If governments displayed great works of art in pig sheds no- one would ever bother to steal them.
INSANITY Madness isn’t genetically transmitted. At least that's what They will tax anything that moves, and if it doesn’t move they'll slap an Immobility Tax on it. PJR THE INTERSTELLAR REVENUE DECIMATION SERVICE (IRDS) my friend Dinky the green goblin says vast number of screens. The satisfaction of completing a task that suddenly reveals a whole new, sumptuously-decorated area is immense, but you have to ask yourself if you can bear the monotony of plodding your little character back and forth until he makes a connection that bears fruit.
Games like this certainly aren't action-packed, and what they lack in adrenalin they should make up for in intrigue. Innocent Until Caught isn't helped in this respect by a sluggish control system that ** discourages you from exploring.
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Explosive climax Don't forget there are those disk- swapping sessions from hell to be endured unless you have a hard drive. All right, so games of this type aren't renowned for speed of access, but this one is an awesome size. If you haven't got a hard drive then don't buy it. You'll end up destroying your equipment in fury, and probably develop arthritis in your wrist.
The overall atmosphere of Innocent Until Caught is uncomfortable. Neither Jack nor any of the people he encounters are really convincing and the game meanders from one situation to the next without an overall storyline.
Although you are assured of an explosive climax, the initial sub-plots of retrieving items for various denizens fail to hold your interest.
And despite the size of the game ?here is surprisingly little flexibility in the route to success or failure. Talking to characters produces the same results no matter how sarcastically you approach people. When there aren't many ways to go in a game like this, the computer becomes nothing more than a glorified adventure book. Take away that sexy artwork and you would have no use for the medium.
Thankfully, Innocent Until Caught is well drawn. It's not in the same class as Beneath A Steel Sky, but it is suitably futuristic and slick. The sound stumbles along a little, but a sexy soundtrack is hardly essential to a graphic adventure. The game's real flaw is that it is so difficult.
Rather than gently introducing you to the techniques of expbring you are thrown in at the deep end, and for all its atmosphere, Innocent Until Caught remains inaccessible.
The problem is compounded by a twisted design logic that allows you to stumble across someone else's passport in the first five minutes of the game, and to use it to prove your own identity later on (eh?).
You can call hulking sailors fat and they simply agree, and despite your reputation as a master thief you can't lift things from a certain pawnbroker's shop because doing so gives you a guilty conscience.
For a fan of the genre. Innocent Until Caught is an attractive sci-fi variation on the Monkey Island theme. There is plenty of exploring to be done, but enduring its feeble humour is like having your ribs broken rather than tickled.
It's a competent but narrow venture into the world of role-playing.
The selling point is the massive number of locations and encounters across several planets. Not bad, but Innocent lacks the innovation needed to put it on the map.
Rob Mead ® This is the game's strongest point. Some of the graphics are real gems.
S Adequate for the style. But it lacks those neat little touches which make all the difference.
ADDICTION 17 Fails to engage you quickly enough although it gets more interesting with persistence.
PLAYABILITY LLLLL 4 15 Despite the awkward controls Jack T Ladd's jaunt could be rewarding for the yery curious.
VERDICT 66 Innocent is a big disappointment.
Its dodgy controls and puerile humour are infuriating.
Even some seriously gorgeous graphics cannot raise the game above being second-rate 99 “After all, some of our favourite games are cute platform games so why should we hate most of them so?” Fragmentary nin ai the galaxy'*
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770961 issue APOCALYPSE i PROGRAMMERS Miracle Satisfying chopper-like revs and good jungle flavour add to the game's atmosphere.
H 4 [is 4 77 It's hard, but frustration keeps you coming back. Those enemy buildings are begging to be hit.
ADDICTION M PLAYABILITY Ej 6 i Very accessible. You can get into the action straight away.
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* The sort of game you'd happily tackle with a stack of 1 O ponce
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Apotalypsc is a sexy, rip-rearing, shoot-em-up with a strong element of tactical awareness.
Very good. * es, it's time to flush your conscience down the pan of sin once again and slaughter a few more digital men.
Shoot 'em, strafe 'em, singe 'em with jets of flame, fire your rockets at them, drop mines in their path, or land on them with your big, heavy chopper - you know the score.
Actually, helicopter shoot-em-up Apocalypse makes the genre more involving than usual, and to play it well, you have to have a plan.
At some point or another we've all been so hacked off by Defender that only one thing eased the frustration - killing the good guys for a change. This was all very well when the good guys were just blobs, but Apocalypse encourages a more humane approach because when one of your men lakes a hit, he stays agonisingly wounded in the field, so you are a scum-sucking git if you don't rush paramedics to the scene.
Each level of Apocalypse takes you to a different part of enemy territory where the good guys are being held captive. As you take out various buildings, either enemy troops or your own Gls flock from the ruins. If the former emerge then you blow them away, if it's the latter, you pick up survivors and take them back to your local headquarters or to the nearby field hospital.
Rumble In the Jungle Be warned that Apocalypse is not in the slightest bit easy - particularly after level two where there seems to be a constant hail of bullets heading your way. Counter this establishing air supremacy. After that, you can search thoroughly for escapees without losing your rotorblades.
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Dwellings and mines which can be dropped to protect your boys on the ground. Unless there is an incredible amount going on at once, things rarely slow down in Apocalypse, Your chopper swings about with the greatest of ease and you can control the precise direction of fire.
The jungle atmosphere is pretty authentic with dense forest, glittering waterfalls and the chirrup of insects through tropical mists. On a later level, enemy stockades are replaced by the turrets of a huge ship and its this variety in the environments, and neat touches such as tiny stretcher bearers clambering aboard, keep you hooked.
But above all, Apocalypse is very involving. It's an impressive blend of shoot-em-up action and mild strategy. Easy to get in to but a real challenge once you are there.
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You are Aramir a good wizard banished to a world of no return... battling against a warlock called Lothas. Sounds promising. The credits roll, the menu fades out and I'm in. In where? I don't know, and after about five minutes I don't really care.
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Oh, they're generators. A couple of blasts of magic hand power later and I'm through and I disappear.
As a regular abuser of nefarious substances I was looking forward to playing this gamel Then I learnt it was released by an organisation called Health Wise and my excitement went out the window.
So I read the flimsy card wallet it came in and thought that this could be a good game. Kids take drugs, (I'm sorry folks, but it's a sad fact of a rapidly deteriorating society) and marrying an important issue with a medium all youngsters indulge in to teach them the evils is a good idea.
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Nil Steve Bradley revels in the latest batch of CD32 releases, shooting it out with The Chaos Engine, going all cute and cuddly over Qwak:, roaring around the office with Lotus Trilogy and getting offensive with Sports Football. Strange chap.
Renegade 071-481 9214 £24.99 Out now Baron Fortesque was one heck of a clever chap. Last century, he built a machine which turned ordinary blokes, who probably went to work on the Clapham Omnibus into armour-plated killing machines. No doubt he would be flooded with freelance work these days. There are six of these fine fellows out there prepared to do or die in the World of Chaos and os luck would have it, you can be one of them. And your friend too. Or your Mum.
As almost-isometric-3D-shoot-em-ups-with-puzzle-solving elements go, The Chaos Engine is in the A stream. The six characters all have their peculiar strengths and weaknesses - the Preacher is quick and smart but low on stamina, whereas the Thug (hurrah) is slow and stupid but ploughs on regard- t c Sf The various characters have different attributes. Some move faster or fire harder than others, but there's no easy option, you just have to keep playing to get good at it.
Less. The puzzles ensure that despite the outward appearance of an out-and-out shoot-em-up, there is always an element of strategy involved.
Written by the Bitmap Brothers, The Chaos Engine is an incredibly polished and extremely absorbing game. It's easy to get into, but difficult to put down, it's simple to control, but not so easy to do well with.
There are four graphic worlds to tackle (making a total of 16 levels in a and they all look superb. The sound effects and sampling are excellent as well. But playability is the key to a great game and this is something that The Chaos Engine has by the truckload.
Before you start playing, be warned: this game could easily lose you a day.
It all seems so simple: march around shooting the things that get in your way and solving the occasional puzzle. But The Chaos Engine is a compelling game.
GLOBAL EFFECT Millenium 0223 844894 £29.99 Out now Are you worried about the weather, about polar ice caps melting and the imminent possibility of the disappearance of Grimsby? Or does the price of strong lager play on your mind? Global Effect offers you the chance to save a damaged world or build yourself a new one. And if waging war is your cup of tea, then you can do that too. Power and responsibility are the qualities needed to be a good God.
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Getting such a balance is difficult, particularly for the beginner and this makes Global Effect a rather frustrating exercise to begin with. But the attention to detail is excellent, the control system is certainly manageable and for AMIGA CD32 SPORTS FOOTBALL Commodore 0628 770088 £29.99 Out now Not real football but American Football.
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There are loads of preset moves and television commentators wax lyrical about the action - adds atmosphere apparently. It looks pretty good, plays OK and despite being a bit tough, It’s actually rather good, If frustrating fun. Not quite John Madden but heck, if you’ve got a CD32 and you like American Football this is the only option.
M «k*e3 7-’ Bf I n i v II L * t GLOBAL EFFECT H those with a warm feeling for the globe (and the patience of Job), Global Effect could well prove a rewarding experience.
74% ALIEN BREED SPECIAL EDITION QWAK Team 17 0924 291867 £24.99 Out now ALIEN BREED SPECIAL EDITION If aliens didn't breed they'd be pretty thin on the ground. Unfortunately, these ones have taken it upon themselves to inhabit a spacecraft. Armed with a machine gun your task is to stop the aliens breeding ("But we were only necking"). And if you like, you can take a friend along with you to help out.
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QWAK Gremlin 0742 753423 ¦ £29.99 ¦ It’s not exactly a title to Inspire confidence - do you really want to be a hero If you’re disposable? Hey, I’m perfectly happy to be a living coward If it’s all the same with you.
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You can even dock off at factories to get extra bits for your ship to help you defeat the fiendishly fearsome end of level baddies.
It looks fantastic, much prettier than Defender but by heck It’s difficult.
And with all the spectacular scenery you occasionally lose your way, crashing into Doctors have never figured highly in platform games. And Qwak is no different, instead plumping for a duck, Nice duck though.
A total of 80 levels, end of level guardians, eggstra screens (oeuflj and a host of baddies play a Qwak. It's ridiculously cute, colourful and don't let that put you off. You despatch the baddies with eggs and although it isn't the most innovative of fare, it's darned fun. And it looks a bit like Bubble Bobble, which certainly isn't a bad thing.
Best of all, there is a simultaneous two-player mode so after calling a halt to the alien business you can pretend to be a duck and collect daisies with a pal. Hurrah!
An odd couple, but excellent value for just a pony.
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BRUTAL FOOTBALL Millenium 0223 844894 £29.99 Out now A sideways-scrolling orgy of tongue-in-cheek, bone- crunching, limb-tearing violence, Brutal Football is one heck of a rumble.
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PROJECT-X FI 7 CHALLENGE Team 17 0924 291867 £24.99 Out now The graphics are cute, the sound Is hair-tearingly annoying but the control system will make you swear at your Granny.
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Firry Of The Funies Is involving, and the puzzles taxing.
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80% © 0 ft 84% There is a puzzle element that makes Fury Of The Furries seem vaguely reminiscent of Lemmings. You are allotted a Furry which can transform itself into four different varieties, each of which has different abilities and talents. The best one Is the rope-throwing greenish one, but the yellow one can throw fireballs, the blue one swims underwater and the red one eats Its way through rocks.
Stuff you thought you could fly over.
Double drat. But fans of the genre should be able to get their teeth Into It.
I still prefer Profect-X.
PROJECT-X "Die, die evil aliens," we cry somewhat over-exuberanfly upon loading up Project-X. The object of the Project object is stark and simple: just shoot everything that moves and some things that don't and collect as many power-ups as possible.
K, j I . Visit strange new worlds, discover new people No, you don have to pon- and flre jaser death bolts at them in Project-X.
Der any strategic elements, ar worry about the destruction of the galaxy, just kill the foreigners. The action flows fast and furious and the more accurate you are, the better your weapons become. Entertaining and incredibly playable.
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TEAM 1 COLLECTION 1 (COMr ATIO.I) VOLUME Team 17 0924 201846 £29.99 ¦ OVERDRIVE Reviewed AF53 74% Poor Overdrive turned up at the same time as Micro Machines and suffered accordingly. But as a one player game, this top-view down number is actually better than its quirky counterpart.
There are varying driving conditions to tackle and power-ups to collect, but unfortunately, it can get a tad dull after a while. If you want to take on your mate, you can. If you've got a modem cable. And another Amiga. Overdrive is not the best driving game ever, but it's not the pits.
All the games in this compilation are less than a year old and Overdrive was only released a matter of months ago. For 30 knicker it's a darned good collection.
SUPERFROG Reviewed AF47 85% He was once a prince bearing an uncanny resemblance to Shaggy from Scoaby Doo, until the Gods smiled on our hero and turned him into a frog.
But he'd rather look like Shaggy and marry the princess and in order for this become a reality, six levels of polished platform fun must be completed.
Superfrog looks great and there's enough variety to satisfy even Jimmy Tarbuck. The pick of the bunch.
BODY BLOWS Reviewed AF46 87% At junior school, we would shout the immortal lines: "Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough, you're going home in a Yorkshire ambulance". Quaint eh?
Nowadays you can thump the living daylights out of folk by simply waggling your joystick. Eeh, kids today, they don't know they're born. Body Blows is a decent example of the beat-em-up genre, and is better than many because you can calculate your moves rather than waggling your joystick frantically to produce a flurry of fists and feet. The scrolling is sweet and the characters fearsome. And it's still my fave Amiga beat-em-up.
9 10 8 10 WING COMMANDER Hit Squad 061-832 6633 £14.99 1 Reviewed AF44 83% "Deepspace dogfighting," exclaims the box. And how many boxes have lied to us since last Tuesday? Yes, that's right 12. Battle the evil Kilrathi in this Star Warsian romp - a potent mixture of flight simulator and shoot-em-up. And choose from four fine ships to boot.
There are strategic elements involved but for those Luke Skywalker wannabees, there is also plenty of action. Perhaps there's not quite enough detail for Freddy Flight Sim and his chums, but for those of you who enjoy waging war in space, it's a fine choice.
The idea of creating a mass transit operation may not wet the lips of many gameplaying folk. A-Train is a sort of god game where you have to pay Poll Tax. The idea is to build an empire, not just railways, and careful financial management is the order of the day. It's quite a handsome game (although rather slow) and even for non-strategy fans (ike myself, rather addictive. An excellent choice at 18 sovs.
,-TRAIN Hit Squad 061-832 6633 ¦ £17.99 ¦ Reviewed AF45 84% When John Madden was a lad there was no such thing as padding. Paddy hadn’t invented it yet, so they had to stuff old newspapers down their shorts.
JOHN MADDEN AMERICAN FOOTBALL Hit Squad 061-832 6633 £12.99 Reviewed AF33 94% There Is a dearth of choice for the Amiga-owning gridiron fan, but it’s good to see this re-released. Even after two years, Madden Football looks pretty good, the isometric 3D view works well and the graphics stand up to most stuff out at the moment. Tactically, it’s a minefield but with a bit of practice you can put together some neat moves. Still the Sensible Soccer of American Football.
9 10 Does that sound right?
You’re probably looking at this screenshot and wondering whet on earth Is going on, Wlzkld to quite possibly the maddest game of aH time Including hopscotch.
WIZKID Hit Squad 061-832 6633 ¦ £12.99 ¦ Reviewed AF37 93% Not as Sensible as their Soccer game (nit Just ae much fun, Wtzkkfi* a platform game.
Normally that would oount for something. But thle doeew’t eeeAy lit Into any category.
And what did categories ever do for us? You are Wlzkkl and your taek Is to free your Dad from the dutches of the eeh Zarfc. And you have to free tdttens on the way* Makes sense? If I told you that to Nse the kittens It helps g yoe bounoe brinks, merWes and nanrfnlna rw§§ havfla«B&*a1 uuuiJt«4 umi |u *k * 1%.--__----jl j , _ . .. _ penguins on ounermes neeos, woum you no any tne wteerr roeeaxy me meet Bom, Hit Squad 061-832 6633 £9 99 ¦ Reviewed AF43 64% Be Riggs, be the other one, kill loads of people, keep violence off the streets and on the Amiga. A rather disappointing film tie-in (they
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0 10 Do ants have girlfriends and pets? Who cares, because Zool is not an ant, apparently.
Anyway, he’s back - well he was back before, and now the endearing little Ninja from the Nth dimension is back again, this time in glorious AGA. And as the Lobo song Me and Zooz and a dog named Zoon goes (remixed version, probably), this time Zool has a ready-made family. There are six levels to tackle, ail with different graphic themes and you can be Zooi or the lass. But not the dog, more's the pity.
The idea is simple enough (as, Indeed is the case with most piatformers). Travel across platforms at great speed shooting and collecting things and avoiding the various bad things intent on stopping your progress. When Zool AGA was originally released it was something of a disappointment - the backgrounds were incredibly detailed and they detracted from the gamepiay. And It was slower than the original version. No such problems with Zool 2 AGA though, for this is both pretty and pacy.
The game itself is similar to the first version of Zool - in fact, some might say that It’s too similar - but hey, the first was great anyway so that can’t be a bad thing. If you like your action thick and tost, then this is an excellent choice but for those of you who like to pause for thought and solve the odd puzzle along the way, then you might find Zool 2 AGA a bit too quick and repetitive. But we love ft.
Fast, cotourful, frantic. Oh, and furious. Sorry, I forgot.
Looks a bit like an ant though doesn’t she?
9 10 Issue Seven* "Game of Tu«i to oa GAME HINTS, TIPS AND HELP MAY 1 994 LIBERATION: CAPTIVE 2 Reviewed AF55 FG91 % Mindscape 0444 246333 Here's a money-saving tip. When you ask someone for Information about Toyogon and they tell you it will cost, go to the menu which gives the option of beating them to a pulp. Instead of threatening them or coughing up the money: 1) tell them you’ll have to think about it; or 2) go to the bank; or 3) do whatever the third option says. Whichever you choose you’ll be given the information every rime without debiting your Credcard.
Adrian Collfnson, Hull Oh, the shock and the shame of it - getting beaten at Pong by your dear old gran. Sound familiar? Then it’s time you followed Rob Mead’s monthly round-up of sanity and credibility-preserving hints, tips and cheats.
CHAMP MANAGER ITALIA Reviewed AF58 85% Intelek • 0202 752137 I have a handy little tlpette for those mortals who are having difficulty with Championship Manager Italia. Simply set your style of play to be like this: three central defenders, four across the midfield and finally three up front.
Despite the lack of full backs It works well.
Ian John, Liverpool Reviewed AF54, FG90% Gametek • 0753 553445
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Paul Dempster, Glasgow CHAMP MANAGER '93 Reviewed AF48 82% Domark 081-780 2222 Play four at the back, with three centre mid-fielders, a support man and two attackers. Play pass to feet and you should find It easier to win.
Marcus Hook, Bristol DISPOSABLE HERO Reviewed AF55, 70% Gremlin • 0742 753423 Go to the options menu and put the sound effects down to zero, select arcade mode, then exit. Select high scores, hold down the right mouse but- !
Ton and type EUPHORIA, then exit with the left mouse button. Go to the options menu and if you’ve done this correctly there should now be an extra thlngie called configurations. Select It and you can change the number of lives, turn collision on off and choose the level you wish to start on.
Jurrfian da Valk, Holland MICROCOSM CD32 Reviewed AF58 87% Psygnosis 051-709 5755 THE CHEAT This cheat Is a bit complicated, but If done correctly will give you infinite shields and all weapon systems.
First pause the game and press any coloured button. You should hear either a high or a low beep. If you get a high beep you’ve got the first digit of the code right. If you get a low beep It’s wrong and you must start again from the first digit. The code changes every game, but will not change while you try to find It. A weirdo noise tells you the cheat Is active. Unfortunately the cheat also sucks all the colour from the cut scenes.
THE TIPS Concentrate on dodging the nasties - and bullets - rather than just blasting away. Remember you don’t have to kill them.
Use the lowest laser power you have, until you meet the more challenging waves and end-of-ievel guardians. Keep an eye on the blue bar when you meet the guardian as this is your time limit.
It doesn’t tell you In the manual, but If you hold down the map key and press the yellow or blue buttons you should notice a tiny white square move on the map. Press the green button to be teleported to that point.
Jonathan Gwilliams, West Bromwich BUBBA 'N' STIX Reviewed AF57 85% Core Design • 0332 297797 When you begin Stage One the tree follows you. You have to turn around and stand close to the tree (with your nose against ft). Jump up and throw your stick over the top of the tree. When you land, turn your back to the tree... the stick now hits the tree and turns It into a piece of wood. Now follow the little head on the wheel and you find a lot of platforms packed with point-generating little creatures.
Pascal Raemdonk, Holland
A. The top rating in the Empire, which is Prince. After a while
the Empire flagship approaches you and says: "The Big Man
requires a mercenary for a right-hand man. That's you."
B. A user ident from the Sirius corporation. You can only get
this from the Managing Director of Sirius.
In the interview with Dave Braben in AF57 he said there was a Thargoid ship somewhere in the game. I think I've found it. The information that follows was confidential to the workers of Frontier.
The name of the ship is the Mirage. It's called this because it is almost impossible to find. To find the Mirage you need to: 1 • Be of Elite status.
2. Travel to the outer edge of the universe.
After you have found the Mirage you need three things to fly her: Before you follow these tips, remember that whenever there is an opportunity to speak to someone or something, take it, otherwise you could miss out on some important information. You can also use the in-game map to help you speed around the different locations.
Anyway, starting from the beginning of Simon the Sorcerer, here we go.
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Inside Calypso's Cottage take the scissors from the drawer and collect the fridge magnet. Go outside and walk right to the Blacksmith's. Pick up the rope by the barrel and the clapper from the table.
Now go to the Drunken Druid inn. At the inn collect the box of matches from the top of the fruit machine and use the scissors to remove the sleeping dwarf's beard.
Talk to the barman about Calypso and Sordid.
Walk through the archway to the right and talk to the wizards about becoming a sorcerer yourself. They ask 1*4 you to find the magic staff for them. Leave the inn and walk left. Walk down the alley by the shop, then walk through the left- hand archway. Now pick up the ladder and enter into the Druid's Cottage.
Pick up the cold remedy from the table and the specimen jar from the top of the stairs. Go to the forest and talk to the woodworm on the tree stump about getting them some wood.
Go to the outside of the witch's house and move the handle on the well. Now pick up the bucket of water.
THORNY PROBLEMS Go to the upset barbarian and pull out his thorn.
Take the whistle and head north-east to the Owl Tree. Talk to the owl about various issues and pick up the feather, which you will find under the Owl N Reviewed AF56 84% Adventure Soft 021 -352 0847 Tree, from the ground. Go east and talk to the hole. Tell Von Jones you will find him a fossil. Go to the Troll Bridge. Here you will come across a troll having an argument with two goats, k When they finish their argument, ask the Phillip Pink from Horsham sent in the map, and Chris and Emma Oliver from Stoke-on-Trent conjured up this full solution for Simon the Sorcerer.
Troll if you can cross the bridge. He refuses.
Talk to him once more and he takes the whistle and gets wasted by the barbar- ian. Now walk across the bridge, picking up the placard on your way.
GO EAST, YOUNG MAN Head east, south-east, east and east again. At the crossroads go south-east. Use the clapper with the bell and move it. Climb up the hair. Get the repulser and go back to the crossroads before going north-west.
Talk to the oaf. Use dialogue 1,1. Pick up the beans from the puddle and go behind Calypso's house in the village. Use the beans with the compost heap and pick up the watermelon.
Go to the chocolate truffle door on the house in the village and use the repulser with it. Go inside and take the smoke box and the hat. Leave the house and use the smoke box with the beehive Take the wax and qo to the Drunken Druid.
15. Troll Bridge
16. Tower
17. Crossroads
18. Gorge
19. Woodcutter's Cottage
20. Dwarf Mine
21. Centre of Forest
8. Witch's Cottage
9. Barbarian
10. Tree Stump
11. Wise Owl
12. Sacrifice Ring
13. Dr Von Jones
14. Bard
1. Calypso's Cottage
2. Blacksmith
3. Cottage
4. Druid's Cottage
5. Centre of Village
6. Shop
7. The Drunken Druid
22. Prison
23. Swampllngs Cottage
24. Skull Island
25. Steeping Giant
26. Dragon's Cave
27. Climbing Pins and Icy Ledges
28. Snowman
29. Talking Tree
30. Sordid’s Tower Talk to the barman, ask for a drink and while
the barman is not looking use the wax on the beer barrel. The
barman thinks the barrel is empty and takes it outside. When
he returns he gives you a beer voucher.
Leave the inn and pick up the barrel. Return to the Troll Bridge and go north-west. Use the melon on the sousaphone. Go west, north-east and east.
When you win a dragon appears. Say 'abracadabra' to change into a mouse and escape through the mousehole.
Return to the Dragon's Cave using the map - walk north-east, north-east. Use the climbing pin in the hole. Confront the snowman who blocks your path, eat mints and walk up the steps. When the path falls away use the broom, drink the druid's potion and walk through the crack.
In the garden, look at the bucket, pick up the stone, the leaf and go left. Pick up the lily pod and use it with the match and the leaf to make a boat.
Pick up seeds and use them with the stone. Then use the oil with the tap, and the hair with the tap.
Sail to the centre of the puddle.
Look at the water just below the gnome and pick up the tadpole. Talk to the frog and say line two. Pick up the mushrooms and eat them to return to normal size.
Take the branch from the dead tree, open the door and enter. After being chased out, re-enter and use the branch with the chest. Take the shield and spear then go down the stairs.
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS Pick up the chest, move the lever, use the chest with the block, move the lever. Pick up the candles. Use the spear with the skull on the top left of the ceiling. Pick up the skull. Go back to the middle floor. Pick up the magic wand, the book (read it), the sock and the pouch. Talk to the mirror.
Go upstairs. Pick up the chemical off the table and use it with the shield. Then use the shield with the hook on the side of the table. Pick up Sordid's spellbook from the bookcase and read it. Talk to the demons about sending them back to hell. Then go downstairs. Use the sock with the pouch and use the pouch with the mousehole to catch the mouse. Talk to the mirror and ask to see the demons upstairs to find out their names.
You should have all the components. Walk up the stairs, tell the demons you are ready, walk into the teleporter and go to the fiery pits of Rondor.
When you arrive at the pits pick up the sapling and the pebble. Talk to the attendant. Get the brochures from him. Look at them in your inventory. You will now have an elastic band. Use the rubber band with the sapling to make a catapult. Use the catapult with the bell to send the attendant running. Pick up the souvenir matches from the counter. Exit right. Pick up the bucket of floor wax ond exit right.
Now you come face to face with Sordid himself. Use the magic wand to turn Sordid to stone.
Use the souvenir matches on the pits, they will now ignite. Hey presto! The lava is back! Now throw the wand into the pit - a long, animated sequence will follow. That's it!
There’s nothing nastier than a dragon with flu - lucky you remembered to collect your cold remedy, isn’t It? Or Is It all a tissue of lies?
The druid and you will receive a shrinking potion.
Go back outside Swampling's house and head eost, east and east again. Use the metal detector, and go east. Use the sousaphone on the sleeping giant. Go east and east again. Outside the cave use the cold remedy on the dragon. Pick up the fire extinguisher.
Find the boulder at the cave entrance and use the hook on it. Climb up. Use the rope with the magnet and lower the magnet down the hole before climbing down the rope. Go north-east. Go east using the icy ledge. Head for the tree and talk to it. Use the white spirit on the pink cross. Talk to the tree again to find out the magic words. Go to the Blacksmith's in the village and use the rock with the anvil. Pick up the fossil.
Return to the centre of the forest (west) and talk to the archeologist. Give him the fossil and tell him where you found it. Return to the metal detector, look at dirt. Pick up the mithril ore. Give it to the Blacksmith and the axehead to the woodcutter.
Pick up the rock from outside the Dwarf Mine. Look at it. Talk to the Woodcutter and ask for his metal detector. Return to the centre of the forest, wear the beard and enter the Dwarf Mine. Say Beer.
Give the beer barrel to the guard. Use the feather on the horizontal dwarf. Pick up the key.
Go upstairs and go deeper into the mine. Pick up the hook and use the key on the door. Enter the Gem Room. Bribe the dwarf with the free beer ticket, receive the gem and leave the mine.
Go back to the Dodgy Geezer in the village.
Give him the gem and accept 20 gold pieces. Go to the shop and buy the white spirit and the hammer. From the centre of the forest go north-east, east and then east. ANY WITCH WAY BUT LOOSE Open the door to Swampling's house. Be nice Enter the woodcutter's house. Pick up the climbing to him because it's his birthday. Try his swamp pin, use the fire extinguisher on the fire and move stew. Eat a second bowl of it. When you're the hook above the ashes. In the basement pick up offered the third bowl use it with the specimen jar. The mahogany, return to the woodworm and give Move the chest and
open the trapdoor. Go down the wood to them. Go to the room in which you the hole. Use the hammer on the broken plank. Found the repulser. Use the woodworm on the Pick up the frogsbone off Skull Island. Floorboards. Use the ladder with the hole and climb down.
CROSSROADS Open the tomb. You run out screaming. Go Go to the crossroads and go north-east. Use the back in via the door and open the tomb again, vines at the bottom left of the screen. Offer the When the mummy walks out pull the loose ban- swamp stew to Gollum and he gives you his fish- dage. Pick up the magic staff, head back to the ing rod. Now use the fishing rod to find the magic village and give the staff to the wizards. They ask ring. Climb back up the vines and head for the for a subscription fee so give them 30 gold pieces, centre of the forest using the map. Now go to the Witch's
Cottage. Pick up the Go through the stairs ot the top of the screen. Broom and the witch will appear - challenge her Outside the doors, pick the shopping list off the to a duel. Use the magic words the tree gave you floor by the teeth. Go to the shop in the village except for 'abracadabra'.
And give it to the shopkeeper. Leave the shop, exit _ the screen and then immediately come back in. 'f~ " -jpT** 7 Open the box, look at the boxes, pick up the spell book and then the rat bone off the floor near the back of the room. Open the spell book and use the bone with the lock. Pick up the paper and use the key with the lock. Go through the door.
Pick up the bucket, go down the stairs, talk to flC Jtk the druid and remove the ring. Pick up the flaming EMBR-' PI brand from the hot coals and take the mints off the A Jpl * ' ’M floor by the door. Talk to the druid about escape plans and then ¦Ml'* . ® * V R pflK use the bucket and the flaming brand with the E - .m m~ - druid. Open up the iron maiden, and pick up the j” 7* hacksaw from the frog. Use the hacksaw with the I- * - - bars. Leave through the hole in the bars and go * back to the Druid's House. Give the frogsbane to After a few bowls of swamp stew at Swapting’s bouse, Simon
heads off to Skull Island In search of the mysterious frogsbane fTn SYNDICATE Reviewed AF49, FG91 % Electronic Arts 0753 549442 I’ve discovered a way to get extra agents in Bullfrog’s excellent Syndicate.
Avoid Kazakhstan until two agents have V3 legs - If this zone has already been completed, raise taxes until the people rebel.
A. Send in the two of your Syndicate agents and equip them both
with two Mediklts, a flamer and a persuadertron.
B. Quickly head south-west and wait behind the long thin building
for about five minutes. Keep an eye on your scanner for
approaching enemy agents. When they get near give your agents
full adrenaline and flamers, then fry the enemy as they appear
around the comer. Walt a minute for another group to appear
and do the same. Rest (zero adrenaline).
C. Give both agents full adrenaline and persuadertrons, then head
west persuading everyone in sight, including cops.
D. Head north and do the same. Rest and use the arrow keys to
locate building X, where enemy agents are waiting outside. (If
you can’t see, you didn’t get to point B quick enough and have
to try again.)
E. Approach the enemy from one street south of them, then give
your agents full adrenaline and head towards the enemy. They
give little or no resistance and are all persuaded. They are
also kitted out with VI mods. When you get low on agents,
raise taxes and go through It all over again.
S Zalega, Barnsley ALIEN 3 Reviewed AFA5, 70% Virgin 081-960 2255 I have found a handy cheat for reaching the later levels of Alien 3.
Start Level One, then take out disk one and put in disk two. Now sit back and let the time run out. After the chest-bursting bit, you are transported to a much later level - even though the mission brief would have you believe otherwise!
On the level after this, at the fop right before the exit, there is a platform full of Medipacks. Now simply climb up the ladder that seems to lead nowhere.
On the level after that, go to the bottom left for full everything.
Steven Fletcher, Glasgow TERMINATOR 2: THE ARCADE GAME Reviewed AF55, 73% Virgin 081-960 2255 Me and my brother have found a cheat for Terminator 2. At the bit at the beginning where It keeps flashing Will of God. Press Help. It may not look useful. But if you read what it says at the back you see some very helpful things. Press FI. F2, F3 and F4, % Now start the game. Press Help to skip levels and you have unlimited energy, ammo and puzzle time.
Tom Mills, Guildford APACHE Free with Alien Breed 2 Team 17 0924 291867 Type in overdrive and the screen flashes. Now use keys one to five for levels one to five, the six key to play the bonus mission and the W key for the best weapons.
Duncan Thomas, Bradford BC KID Reviewed AF42, 70% Ubi Soft 081-343 9055 When you start the game go straight to the left, headbutt the floor and collect the flower. Get the flying flower and you're rewarded with an extra life. There are more scattered throughout the game.
David Styles, West Midlands ALFRED CHICKEN Reviewed AF53 62% Mindscape • 0444 246333 On Level Four (Glass) get to the first can of pop, jump over the broken piece of glass and turn Into the clear glass flask. Jump up to reveal a hidden door. Walk out of the flask, fall down towards the spikes and on to the hidden spring. Jump back up into the top of the flask, enter the door to the secret room full of diamonds, extra lives and balloons.
Alternatively, you can peck away at the last row of blocks between the balloons, walk into the green bottle, fall down, walk out Into the clear glass and jump to find the hidden door. Enter the warp room and warp to levels six, seven, eight and nine.
G Wood, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire WIN A GREMLIN GAME From next month we will giving away a Gremlin game for the best Gamebusters tip. Just send in your hints, tips, cheats and maps for any Amiga games to Rob Mead. If yours are good enough you’ll win the game of your choice from Sheffield publishers Gremlin - the creators of Zoo , K240 and the Lotus racing sims. Tell us which game you want. If a game is not specified then the sender of the best tip will receive a £25 Amiga Format Mail Order voucher GAME CHEAT ADDRESS Bombuzal Lives 1C137 Bubble Bobble (PI) Lives C149C6 Bubble Bobble (P2)
lives C149C7 Captain Planet Lives COO547 Cover Girl Poker Pot 1EFD3 Your Money 1EFFD Her Money 1EFDS Ivan Ironman’s Off Road Racer Credits 1C45 James Pond 2 Energy 2286 Lives 2284 Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker Score PI 5AD7 Score P2 (computer) 5AD9 Maglcland Dizzy Uves 171 Diamonds 175 Magic Pockets Continues 1792 Mega Lo Mania Men 17ED7 Men on Island 17ED5 Speedball 1 Coins B237 Opponents Score B21A Speed ball 2 Money 1E3 Stridor Lives F9C5 Health FF01 Test Drive 2 Uves C1F273 Turrican Mines 7B1A Smart Blasts 7B1E Energy 7AC9 Shields 262 Zool Energy * 1EF5C ACTION REPLAY CORNER We have had
absolutely loads and loads of requests for more Action Replay codes, so here Is a selection from C Tate of Cheadle and Mark Trueman of Stourpourt.
V mUex ’TJtait Oicten Please send cheque PO (made out to Premier Mail Order) Access Visa no. A expiry date to: E&OE Most titles ore despatched same day, but can take up to 28 days.
Dept AF17, 9-10 The Capricorn Centre, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3JJ Tel: 0268-271172 Fax: 0268-271173 Telephone orders: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm and Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. We are open 364 days a year. P&P and VAT is included for all UK orders. Please add £2 P&P for Europe, elsewhere please add £3.50 per item for Airmail. Next day service available UK only at £4.00 per item. Some titles may not be released at the time of going to press.
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PREHISTORIC MONSTERS i-vjb-g Pleas© help. I'm part way through Jurassic Park on the A1200 and I am up to the T.Rex. I've tried throwing the flares at T.Rex, then the last one into the pit with the oil drum, dozens of times, but I still run out of time and get eaten. Can you tell me the access code for the next level, so I can chicken out and escape uneaten?
V Landless, Preesall, Lancs Once you've dropped the flare into the oil you have to find an ID card[ then a door to rescue Tim and Lex.
Finally head west and follow the signs to the Visitor's Centre to complete the level. The password for the next stage is 95B48B42.
NO SHOW RALLY In a recent AF Coming Attractions section you said a game called Network Q Rally was going to out in November, then that it would be out in January, then February. Is it ever going to come out?
James Arlss, Melton Mowbray Sadly,, Europress Software have decided not to release Rally on the Amiga following a number of seem- Just when you think you’ve finished a level, an enemy chopper kills your men.
I’m stuck on Phase Six of Mission 12 in Cannon Fodder where you have to kill the enemy, destroy the buildings and the factory. What should I do?
R Telford, Annan, Scotland Move your team to the far side of the island then split them up. Go to the top and extreme right of the island and FACTORY FODDER a* • I ; f bn I'm stuck on Curse of Enchantia. I have managed to get to the section with the band that plays some music.
I have found a cassette and placed it in the tape machine, but I can't get it out again so I can't give it to the nice chap with the ghetto blaster. Can you help?
Richard Marsh, Birchlngton, Kent Easyl Find the pile of remote controls, pick one up, then perform a push pull action on the remote control hr the tape recorder to start recording. You can now remove the tape and give it to the hippy.
SCREENPLAY MYSTERY I purchased the Amiga Format Screenplay 2 book and looked through it until I came to a guide for my favourite adventure game Cruise rocket the bunkers, then swim to the top one. Go clockwise around the factory and take out the two turrets to the east At this point you get hassled by a helicopter. Just try to avoid the bombs it drops and wait for it to go away.
Shoot the nearby soldiers and get into the turret on the top of the factory.
Blast the doors off each bunker, then off the factory. The doors are pretty sturdy, so you have to keep blasting them until they eventually fly off.
By now the enemy helicopter should be hovering around the bottom right of the island. To destroy ft you need to get the chopper from the roof of the factory. You do this by putting three of your men on to the three pressure pads to the north, north east and south east. Your helicopter flies down to the fourth pad and you can use it to ram the enemy’s chopper.
Ingly insurmountable problems.
Firstly, the game was considered too unwieldy to port over to the Amiga from the PC and then the developers ran out of moneyl Europress are looking for a third party developer, but the chances of the game appearing seem slim.
CURSES, CURSES for a Corpse. I loaded the game and started following the step-by-step guide. However, I found that after I had taken the thank you letter from the writing desk in Karaboundjan's office, the guide told me to go to the laundry room and examine the laundry basket before examining the necklace and photo.
I've examined all three laundry baskets and I can't see any sign of a necklace or photo. Is the guide correct and, if not, could you please help me to solve the murder?
J R Welbum, Morecambe, Lancs Ah, there does indeed appear to be a bit missing from the Cruise solution. You have to wander around the main deck area until you spot Rebecca and Tom on the upper deck. You can now return to the laundry room and examine the smallest basket to uncover a bathrobe containing the necklace. Inside the necklace is the photo.
Remember you can go and talk to the mermaid at any time for a code if you get stuck.
ALL THIS AND LEMMINGS 2 I'm stuck on two levels of Lemmings
2. Can you help me to solve them?
They are: What's It Like Up There?
And Flying the Mad Pursuit on the Classic Tribe.
Jonathan Warburton, Stockport Flying the Mad Pursuit: make the third lemming build when he appears, then make the first two build, as well.
Now turn the second lemming into a blocker when he has placed four bricks. Make the first lemming bash through the blockage, then mine and dig.
Dig once the first lemming has fallen and build to stop him. When he's facing left, turn him into a climber. Use him to build a new bridge with the first brick on the four white pixels towards the left side of the platform he's on.
He should now climb up the steel. Turn him into a builder at the top to create a bridge over the pool, then make him dig twice to let in the other lemmings.
Finally, send two diggers to the top to free the blocker before letting the rest down.
To complete the What's It Like Up There? Level, turn the first and second lemmings into climbers when they are facing left.
Make the first one bash right and the second build over the exit, then mine. Now make the first lemming bash as he passes above the gaps, then bash right.
Make the second lemming mine right, the first bash left, and the second bash again before he is halfway down. Make the first bash right, then left, then right.
Turn a lemming at the top into a floater (for easy targeting) and then dig while he's over the diggable bit.
Finally, make the first lemming build up to the passage ta the exit.
FOGGY NOTION I'm having quite a lot of trouble getting pas the fog stage in Lotus Turbo Challenge 2.1 can get very close to the finish, but I always run out of time. Can you help by giving me the passwords for the snow, desert and the city stages?
Darren R Tomlinson, Durham The level passwords are: Snow - The Skids, Desert - Peaches and City - Liverpool. The passwords for the Marsh and Storm courses are Bagley and E Bow, respectively. & SEND US YOUR STUFF If you are 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 ft to us, and we’ll do our best to print It. Send It to: HELPING HAND Amiga Formats 30 Monmouth Stmt, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
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2 INTRODUCTION Amiga Shopper's editor, Cliff Ramshaw, Is a longtime Amiga fan who bought his first Amiga back when the A500 was originally released. His love of the machine and extensive technical knowledge ensure that Amiga Shopper Is full to bursting with serious hard-core Amiga information every month.
Let me introduce you to this special Amiga Shopper supplement. I’ll come clean and tell you now that the reason It’s nestled here between the pages of Amiga Format, our sister magazine, is because we want to persuade you to buy the full issue.
I’m not saying that we’re better than Amiga Format, rather that we’re different. We don’t deal with games - our brief is to cover all aspects of Amiga usage that don't involve games.
What this means is you get a magazine dedicated to helping you get the most out of your machine. A magazine that spends more time to give you more irvdepth, definitive reviews, that lingers over those all- important technicalities. A magazine that gives regular coverage to the more esoteric aspects of computing such as programming. A magazine that provides detailed, informed analysis along with its news reports.
Being dedicated to serious Amiga usage means we can bring you articles every month to enhance your desktop publishing skills and show you how to use your Amiga to produce stunning artwork, animations and videos. It means we can devote more space to solving your Amiga-related problems than any other Amiga magazine. And the broad range of experts who write for us ensures that a solution to your problem - no matter how basic or complex it might be - will be found.
You’ll find plenty of opinions in our pages - both from top industry figures and expert journalists. You’ll also find interviews with those responsible for some of the most influential peripherals and software packages on the market.
As Amiga users, we’re all part of a community. That’s why in Amiga Shopper you’ll find a listing of just about every user group in existence so you can meet like-minded people.
We also offer a free reader ad service so you can buy and sell used kit as efficiently as possible.
If you’re looking to buy new products, then with us you can’t go wrong. As well as providing reliable, trenchant reviews, we supply you with a list, updated every month, of the very best software and hardware ever released for the Amiga, along with supplier information, the issue when it was reviewed and the score it got.
Naturally we also review and rate every major serious public domain release each month, and carry details of every known PD library.
There are lots of good reasons for buying Amiga Shopper -1 could write about them all day, but the best thing I can do is show you what I mean. And that’s where the next fifteen pages come in - they contain a small, quality selection of articles, the kind you can expect to see every month in Amiga Shopper. Read through them, and I think you’ll agree that we take your Amiga as seriously as you do.
Amiga Shopper goes on sale the first Tuesday of every month for £2.50. The June issue, on sale now, includes a huge, eighteen-page feature on animation, including head- to-head reviews of Aladdin 4D, Real 3D and Light Rave, and a guide to animation techniques with Deluxe Paint. Don’t miss out.
WORDWORTH REVIEW 5 Digita’s Wordworth 3 has been awaited with eager anticipation for a long time now. Many people were expecting it to be one of, if not the, best Amiga package of all time. Sadly it has failed to live up to this accolade, as Jeff Walker discovers when he puts it to the test against Softwood’s Final Writer in the kind of comparative, in-depth review you can expect from Amiga Shopper.
AMIGA ANSWERS 8 This is a tiny slice of the huge problem section you’ll find every month in Amiga Shopper. In it we answer more reader queries than any other magazine. To give you the best service possible we employ a broad range of writers, each an acknowledged expert in his field. They’ll provide a solution no matter what your problem, whether simple or advanced.
On 12 March we got the top Amiga journalists in the land to sit down together and talk about the current state and future of the Amiga. They had an awful lot to say - some surprising, some shocking. Now you can find out what the experts really think.
HOW TO... 1 O Perfect your printing. Amiga Shopper wouldn’t be the fact-packed thing it is without “How to” articles, helping you get the very best from your machine and its software. In this instance Jeff Walker explains how to set up your page formats in Workbench preferences and your word processing DTP package to ensure you get the results you expect from your printer.
C PROGRAMMING 1 2 Programming is one of the best ways there is to have fun with your Amiga and learn more about it.
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OPINION 3 The Amiga Shopper conference the Amiga's future debated You'll find far-sighted, penetrating comment every month in Amiga Shopper, both from expert journalists and from the people who make the Amiga and its software. What follows is an extract from an Amiga Shopper conference on the future of the Amiga - the full text is in our latest issue, out now. Your chairman is Cliff Ramshaw... Cliff: Let’s discuss Commodore and the state of the Amiga. If David Pleasance were here now, what would you say to him? What should David Pleasance to do better the Amiga?
Jeff: For Christ’s sake get some CD-ROM stuff out for the 1200 and the 4000 - do whatever they can to get it out. They’ve ditched the 1200 one, allegedly [See the full report on Commodore's just- released CD-ROM drive for the A1200 in our full issue - ED], and the A4000 one looks to be coming at the end of this year! It’s too late! CD- ROM is happening now. It’s what people want to read about; it’s what people want to use... and I think the Amiga users ought to get in on CD-ROM - Amiga 1200 owners, in particular, who are the mainstay of the Amiga market. It looks to them like they’re being
left out. From Commodore there’s always "something coming along” - there has been for the last nine months, but there’s nothing here - and we want it now.
"For Christ's sake get some CD-ROM stuff out!"
Cliff: Why haven’t Commodore done that? It does seem a fairly obvious step. There are rumours that limitations of the A1200’s credit card slot make it physically impossible.
Jeff: I think it wasn’t financially possible. • Toby: Yes, I would be inclined to agree, which means it’s a downward spiral, because if you follow that through to its logical conclusion - you can’t afford to develop the new kit means you’re not keeping up anymore, which means less people are buying your current kit... Mark: I want to see the prices dropped to a realistic level. The price of the 4000 is... Toby: The 4000 is grossly over-priced, there’s absolutely no doubt about it now - it’s really quite pathetic. You can buy an ’040-based Apple Mac with a monitor, CD-ROM drive, 120 meg hard
drive, eight meg of RAM for sub-grand - at retail, for crying out loud!
They should be selling the 4000 with say a 120 meg hard drive, 6 meg of RAM and an ’030 processor for 650 quid without a monitor, 700 quid tops. You should be able to get an ’040-based Amiga 4000, including VAT, everything, with a monitor - you should be able to get that for well sub-grand - it’s certainly not worth more. You can buy a 486 DX PC with you-name-whatever shoved in it, now for less than a thousand.
Jeff: One of the things that’s keeping the price of the 4000 ’040 up is that to get a decent price on ’040 chips you must buy ten thousand of them and Commodore isn’t going to buy ten thousand.
Toby: I think one of the problems is that the 4000 is perhaps unnecessarily complex to retain compatibility with the 3000. The ’040 board inside a 4000 can actually plug into a 3000 - it’s actually compatible. Perhaps it ought not to be - perhaps it ought to be designed into the motherboard so it was all a lot cheaper.
Jeff: It will be.
Toby: Well, absolutely. Hopefully they’ve fixed all these things for the 4000 T which supposedly will cost £1,999 including VAT.
Mark: And It’s still way way too much.
Mi Toby: Well, it’s a great machine, no doubt about it. I’d love one, but I wouldn’t pay that for it - I’d pay about thirteen hundred quid for it.
I think Commodore ought to address what markets they have left for the 4000 - as far as I can see it’s probably only three - and actually make an effort to sell it ..... - "¦ into those markets. Otherwise they might as well discontinue the product.
Cliff: And those three being?
Toby: As a box to put a Video Toaster in, that’s pretty much I think the only market in the States; as a video and multimedia thing, because it’s only just now that the other PC stuff are catching up - there’s still software you can get on the Amiga which you can’t do on the PC yet, properly; and as a logical upgrade path for the power home user who’s already got an Amiga.
They really are the only three markets for the 4000 as far as I can see, and I can’t remember the last time it was properly marketed in any way for video and presentation work. Again it falis back to the fact of: where’s its CD-ROM drive? Nobody’s really going to take it seriously till you’ve got a 4000 with a CD-ROM drive.
Cliff: Let’s look at the 1200. Commodore really do seem to have a great opportunity, at the moment... I get the sense that people have a strong loyalty to Commodore and the Amiga.
Toby: They do, not that Commodore deserve it.
Cliff: But David Pleasance himself made exactly that point last week. He said that somehow, despite all the things that have happened at Commodore, and despite the financial problems that they’ve got, despite the money that they haven’t got to advertise, people have still got a great sense of loyalty to Commodore. Amiga Format, for example, has just had a two hundred thousand-selling issue - now where are these people coming from?
Jeff: They’re coming from the Amiga 600, which they were selling for £99 at Christmas. That’s a whole new generation of computer users - not Amiga users - people who’ve never owned computers before. They’ve always wanted a computer, but they’ve looked at it and thought: Toby Simpson Is lead programmer for games developers Millennium Interactive. He writes regular programming features for Amiga Shopper and solves hordes of readers’ problems. If he had the money, he says, his dream Amiga peripheral would be Commodore.
“I’m not paying that -1 don’t really understand it,” but at £99, they'll give it a go. So you’ve got an awful lot of new computer users with an Amiga 600, one floppy drive, one megabyte of RAM.
Maybe they’ve got the extra megabyte when they bought it, but they didn’t buy a floppy drive.
Toby: And these are the people now that have Amigas. The trick is to keep them having Amlgas.
When they decide they like the computer, you want to stop them from buying a PC, you want them to buy a 1200, and to buy a 4000, something like that.
Cliff: If you’ve got used to running certain products 4 OPINION
- Wordworth or whatever - then you’ll want to stay with that
platform, won’t you?
It’s all completely wasted. Perhaps Commodore could consider spending some money getting some decent "killer applications”.
Cliff: Killer applications like what? Commodore aren’t a software publisher.
Toby: No, but I think it’s in their best interests to push people in the right direction, maybe with financing, maybe with proper assistance and developer support, to get some of these applications. For a start we really do need a proper word processor. By proper I mean you have to be able to put it next to Word and... Mark: It’s got to be word processing. The classic example is the Amstrad PCW. Amstrad sold a computer that was based on a word processor, and Commodore could do the same thing.
Toby: There is absolutely no word processor on the Amiga at the moment that stacks up next to Word without looking really silly - absolutely nothing - really not even close. You can do things with a document in Word that you can just dream of doing on the Amiga. You can’t do it.
Cliff: But the Amiga is capable of this, surely?
Toby: Oh God yes! The Amiga could do it better.
That’s the thing - it’s got such a beautiful operating system that these programs could be really cool.
Mark: Mind you but what it does lack is a stable graphics screen mode. It’s not running something like Productivity mode because it’s not being sold with a decent monitor. Most home users will only have at best a 1084S monitor.
Toby: This is where the AGA chipset is a bit of a crock, really, because with the 3000 you could plug a cheap hundred quid colour VGA monitor into the back - everything was flicker-fixed, no matter what mode you threw it in. It was all great and all perfectly stable, and the best thing was that it was a cheap monitor you needed. On the 4000, if you want to use the flicker-fixed modes you have to buy a multi-sync. It's not a case of “you could buy a VGA" - you can’t, because you have to have a multi sync because the bloody machine insists on having these low scan rate screen modes and it is
mind-blowingly irritating, because these days a whole load of multi-sync manufacturers don’t bother with the low syncs because they’re old hat. So you have to start spending a lot of money to get a monitor that’s really good for the 4000.
The 4000 really could have benefited from a built-in, motherboard-based flicker-fixing device, so you didn’t have to worry about all this double-PAL bollocks, and you could actually just select 640 by 512,1280 by 512, 800 by whatever, and you'd get it - and it’d be flicker fixed, and it would go straight out on to an off-the-shelf SVGA monitor which is going to cost you absolutely nothing, and you might actually encourage some people to buy it.
Mark: See, the point is that Pcs made their money, if you like, working on text, on text monitors, with word processors like your original Word for DOS and Word Perfect, then thpy all went to graphics-based monitors, with graphics text, but you couldn’t tell the difference because the screen resolution was so high. Amiga word processors always use graphics text, but because of the low resolution monitor, which means a low resolution design, you always get these cramped looking characters.
Toby: Have you ever used an Amiga with a Picasso Toby: Well, no, because you’ll take one look at Microsoft Word and you’ll think: "Jesus!” Cliff: But why do you say Microsoft Word?
Toby: Because at work, at school, or wherever it is that you go where people are... Pcs are multiplying like rabbits.
Mark: Word is synonymous with word processing. If you see a word processor, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it’ll be Word, unless it’s on a PCW.
Toby: Word or Word Perfect if it’s on a PC, and if it isn’t on a PC it’ll be on a Mac. It certainly won’t be on an Amiga. I’m probably getting a home machine later on this year, and it’s almost certainly now going to be a PC. I don’t like Pcs - I hate the operating system - but it does run the software that I’m going to want to use. The Amiga doesn’t.
I develop on the Amiga, and I develop because t love the operating environment; the Amiga has an absolutely beautiful operating , .. . . , ,., system - it is just one of the best. If I use Windows, I just hate the Amiga has a beautiful it - it drives me up the wall. If I use DOS, it drives me up the wall; the Apple Macintosh - it drives me up the wall because it’s like it pampers you through UpCiUIII I everything, and you can’t do lUGt anything advanced - you can’t J t dv open up a Shell and take a n directory, it doesn’t multi-task l IIC Wl IIIw properly... ------- Yea - the Amiga is
just so wonderful. With it I can back up my hard disk at the same time as calling CIX - I frequently do this at the same time as doing other maintenance work on my hard drive - and I can be programming, and it’s going to be perfectly stable and it’s not going to crash. It’s just perfectly reliable and it’s brilliant.
Mark: Since Workbench 2 that’s something which is very true - the multi-tasking really does work, and it works bloody well. It works so well you don’t even know you’re doing it.
Toby: It’s state-of-the-art-operating system technology. The Amiga is one of the world’s best kept secrets - it’s as simple as that.
Jeff: The only people who use operating systems are programmers, the rest of us use programs... Toby: But you see, what makes an operating system something that people use so that they don’t really realise they’re using it, is the software that runs under it... and the Amiga may have a really whizzy operating system, but if it doesn’t have any decent applications to use under it, then board in it? Without making it sound like a blatant advert for Picasso, because there are certainly other boards available, a friend of mine got one for just £299 from Blittersoft. It’s really cool - he’s got it
plugged into his 4000 ’040 and suddenly his Amiga is transformed - 800 by 600 screens for Workbench and applications, and suddenly it just looks so good. The fonts - everything just looks wonderful. It’s got big, usable workspaces, and it’s a joy to use. You sit there and you think: "Wow!
Why hasn’t it got this built in?” AGA is old hat - it was pretty much old hat when it came out, actually
- it came out basically when VGA was old hat - everybody had SVGA
modes and decent 256-colour big, swanky displays on Pcs really
cheaply. And it’s just... it’s amazing the difference the
Picasso board can make.
Jeff: There is a negative side to that point - I’ve got Retina, and I use 1084 by 768 modes, and it’s limited by the graphics memory. With multi-tasking, if you keep on opening screens, pretty soon you run out of graphics memory.
Toby: Well you’ve got two meg of graphics memory.
But yea, if I was redesigning the Amiga chipset that’d be one of the things I’d change.
Jeff: With the next chipset we’re looking at sixteen megabytes of Chip RAM.
Toby: Well, whatever the next chipset be. One wonders whether under the circumstances may be it might be a good idea to use a cheap, off-the- shelf SVGA chipset in the higher machines, to give you a decent operating mode.
Mark: There’s no reason why they couldn’t run one alongside the other; you could have both of them.
You could have the one over the top of the other, coming out of the same video port, or even out of a different video port... at least actually have an accessible mode which mirrored the resolutions on modern Pcs.
Jeff: I think we’ve got a massive gap between where the market is - the software and the hardware - and where the users are, the Amiga 1200 users. There’s an enormous great chasm between what they’d love to be able to use, but simply cannot afford and what they’ve actually got.
They can plug it all in, but there’s no way they can afford it at five times as much as the machine.
Cliff: Just one final question: do you think Commodore will still be around in two years time?
- and we’ll leave you there on that cliff-hanger (ho ho). If you
want to find out what the experts really think, and get the
full text to this no-holds-barred discussion about the Amiga’s
future, then check out the June issue of Amiga Shopper, which
goes on sale Tuesday 3 May for £2.50, CD Wordworth Final Writer
When Amiga Shopper reviews a product, you can be sure we'll
test every aspect of it, offer extensive comparisons with
competing products and give you a reliable and solid
evaluation. Here's what Jeff Walker had to say about Wordworth
3. He's the man who reported many of its original bugs to
Digita, and he'll be conducting our mammoth word processor
round-up in our July issue.
Product: Wordworth 3 Price: £149.99 Supplier: Digita International Ltd.
Very few Amiga applications have stirred up the interest and anticipation that Wordworth 3 has. The Wordworth 3 hype has completely overshadowed the release of Final Writer (reviewed in issue 34 with a 9 10 rating).
We said that Final Writer was certainly the nearest thing we had on the Amiga to the mighty Word for Windows, and that greater things were anticipated from Wordworth 3. The Wordworth 3 we previewed in issue 34 was what Digita told us Wordworth 3 was going to do. The Wordworth 31 am reviewing here isn't a review copy. The importance of this fact will become self-evident.
MORE THAN JUST WORDS Word processing these days is about handling graphics as well as text. Text features boil down to font support, editing facilities, and any extras that make editing easier or more powerful. Graphics features need to include support for importing and placing pictures, facilities for drawing elements like lines, boxes and borders, plus any extra design aids that help you produce professional-looking documents. Let’s start with the basics.
Wordworth 3 comes on nine disks. Four of these are the Wordworth install disks, four more contain 50 Agfa Compugraphic fonts, and one is the Digita Print Manager program.
Unlike Final Writer, Wordworth 3 does not require a hard drive. It does require at least two floppy drives, 2Mb of memory, and Workbench 2 or better. After spending five minutes installing Wordworth 3 on to my hard drive, it was time to investigate the Install To Floppy option. To install Wordworth itself took 40 minutes and 20 disk swaps, and I ended up with seven program disks.
The 50 fonts in the Reference Library install on to another six disks. Digita Print Manager, because it needs to add a fair number of files to your system disk, cannot be installed on to floppy. A floppy user has to use the standard Workbench drivers and live without the advanced drivers and enhanced printing features of Digita Print Manager.
The button strip means that any or all of 110 preset functions are Just one mouse click away. It can be placed anywhere around the edge.
Something went wrong with the floppy installation which meant that Wordworth could not find a font that it wanted. It told me so, then said that I did not have enough memory and quitted itself. I’ve got 26Mb, plus another 50Mb of virtual memory, so it would seem that this error requester has ambitions in parliament.
Further investigation led me to believe that some important font files were missing from the Wordworth 3. I’ve spoken to Digita about this and they reckon they're able to fix it very quickly. (There were no problems installing to hard drive.)
Once Wordworth 3 has opened, what you see depends on the sophistication of your system. In standard PAL:High Res mode (640 by 256) the graphical user interface looks pleasant enough, but it looks much better on a higher resolution screen like DBLPALrHigh Res No Flicker. Fonts will look their best only when screen pixels are square - on a standard 640 by 256 screen they will appear on the screen twice as tall as they print. Of course the same is true of just about any Amiga program.
Wordworth 3, like Final Writer, opens in any screen mode supported, including Workbench itself, in any number of colours from 2 to 256.
Both programs sport toolbars, or button strips as they are more usually called, and both enable you to customise these button strips. Final Writer has 176 preset icons, any of which can be made to operate any menu command, any Arexx script, any text clip, or any string command (single Arexx command). Wordworth 3 has 110 preset icons that operate 110 preset functions. Wordworth’s button strip can be positioned at the top, bottom, left or M 0| P*wiw»»wt;Unim_»ww.dt p i T-rftn nw non Boc* j1 ?j’T* *1 P«t*Ponsot ¦ ¦ J NW | .1 flppcrl .1 Op*l Ip V HR I ib 3*vo fw A Print (¦*** * v. Goto Ufl
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in a floating window should you require more buttons than will
fit down or across the screen. Final Writer’s button strip runs
across the top of the screen, and the latest version (Release
2) has a floating option putting them in a window that is
draggable and also resizable. Up to eight button strips can be
set in Final Writer, while Wordworth 3 has just one, although
different settings can be saved and loaded.
Customising the button strips in either program is very easy. As well as the button strip, more word processing functions are provided on icons along the top of the screen in a tool strip. These are tools to change fonts and paragraph styles, although Final Writer’s also contains some drawing tools (which Wordworth can put in its button strip).
Wordworth’s tool strip cannot be customised, and it is fixed at the top of the screen, but you may hide and reveal it. The tool strip in Final Writer is also fixed along the top of the screen, but in Release 2 it can also float in its own window.
As far as text editing features are concerned, both Wordworth 3 and Final Writer cope very well indeed. Both enable you to drag the cursor to highlight a block of text, and both enable you to do the same thing by holding down the Shift key and using the arrow keys. Both enable you to select a word by double clicking on it, but in Wordworth 3 you can also select a line of text by triple clicking.
Final Writer has the arguably more useful feature of being able to Shift-click to mark any block of text - you double click the word at the start of the block, move the pointer to the end of the block, then click again holding the Shift key and everything in between gets selected.
Both programs support the standard Amiga keyboard short-cuts for cut, copy and paste, but while Final Writer uses the standard Amiga clipboard device, Wordworth 3 maintains its own private clipboard and therefore cannot share cut or copy data with other programs.
Possibly the most important text feature of any word processor is how it handles fonts. Wordworth 3 supports Agfa Compugraphic Intellifonts of both the Workbench and Gold Disk kind, PostScript Type 1 fonts, and TrueType fonts, all of which are scalable. Standard Amiga bitmapped fonts can also be used, as can a number of fonts built into printers. But the flexibility of scalable fonts is what most users want, and Wordworth 3 comes with 50- odd Agfa Intellifonts, which comprises 19 different typefaces, the rest being different styles of those typefaces, plus a couple of symbols fonts. Final
Writer also supports Agfa Intellifont and PostScript Type 1, and instead of TrueType it supports NimbusQ. It comes with 125 NimbusQ fonts which are actually 26 different typefaces in several styles, plus 21 decorative typefaces.. How do they handle the fonts? Wordworth 3 has a simple font requester in which you choose the font, its size, colour, background colour and style, its tracking, and if it is an Agfa Intellifont you may also switch kerning on and off. A useful preview of the font is displayed in the requester, and when you hit OK the options you have selected are applied to whatever
text is highlighted.
If you do a lot of document formatting, you require text styles, or style sheets as they are also called. These enable you to give a custom name to a style of text and then specify all the attributes for that style. Two important aspects of style sheets are that you cannot forget what style should be applied to a particular piece of text, and it enables you to apply many style attributes at a single stroke, and to globally adjust those attributes.
Final Writer has really superb support for style sheets, better even than dedicated desktop publishers. Styles can be assigned to function keys for ultra quick application, and Release 2 of Final Writer supports a floating style palette containing a list of all your styles, making selection ultra easy.
The nearest Wordworth 3 gets to style sheets is a find and replace feature that can replace one font in one size with another font in another size.
FORMATTING Both Final Writer and Wordworth 3 are paragraph- based, which means that changes made to the ruler, indents, tabs, margins, etc, are applied to the current paragraph. This system is extended so that highlighted blocks of text can also be formatted either by the ruler line or by selecting options in a paragraph format requester.
Wordworth 3 contains a nasty little bug that reveals itself only when more than one paragraph is highlighted and you select the Format Paragraph requester. Every gadget has the word "Mixed” next to it, indicating that there are many different formats involved. But if you select OK from this requester, suddenly all your text disappears from the screen. As it happens it is still there, and the previously highlighted paragraphs are still highlighted, so all you have to do is immediately go back to the Format Paragraph requester and enter a proper line spacing measurement.
It is even-stevens between the two with paragraph formatting options, but Final Writer has one feature that makes Wordworth 3 look ordinary
- Sections. When you are producing a large document it almost
certainly will have many sections - in effect, separate
documents. Each can have its own document format settings,
different headers and footers, different page numbering,
different margins, different number of columns, and so on.
Although the entire document is in memory, you work on just one
section at a time, the others being a quick menu-pick away, and
you can create as many sections as you like, inserting them
anywhere you like in the document.
Captioning tables, diagrams and illustrations has always been a problem in Amiga word processors. Really these need to be separate elements so that you can position them freely.
Both Wordworth 3 and Final Writer have implemented something called text boxes, although each works differently. Final Writer’s text boxes can contain up to 37 characters in one line of text. This gets placed on the page in the selected font and style, and means you can move it, resize and rotate it any way you want. Wordworth 3's text boxes can be any size with as much text as you like, and the contents are freely editable and reformatable at any time.
Wordworth 3’s greatest selling point is its TextEffects feature. It’s a similar concept to Final Writer’s text box, only much more powerful. Text can be resized by dragging the handles of the box, and features in the TextEffects requester enable you to rotate it, add shadows, and so on. You can also combine the effects provided.
GRAPHICS Wordworth 3 will import any 2-256 colour IFF-ILBM, plus HAM and HAM-8, but not IFF24 (24-bit true colour graphics). It also supports BMP, PCX, TIFF, IMG and GIF bitmapped graphics. Final Writer's bitmapped graphics support is limited to just IFF- ILBM, although that does include IFF24.
Vector or structured graphics are also supported by both programs. Final Writer supports Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), which is still the standard vector graphics format for DTP, and it can display these or a bitmapped preview on the screen. Although they are PostScript graphics, they may be output to non-PostScript printers.
Wordworth does not support EPS, nor any other vector graphics format that any Amiga program can produce. Wordworth supports an Atari ST format called GEM and a PC format called CMG (Freelance Metafile format). Wordworth 3 is a modular program, so it is perfectly feasible for Digita to add support for EPS or any other format in the future.
Both programs will display graphics in as many colours as you have specified for the their screen, and both will print the original version of the graphic rather than the screen version.. Final Writer enables you to put a border around an imported graphic, in any colour, in a range of weights from a hairline to 12 points (l 6th of an inch). Wordworth 3 cannot do this. You would have to draw a transparent box exactly over the top of the graphic. Both enable you to position and size graphics by screen coordinates and actual measurements, both enable you to resize a graphic while preserving its
aspect ratio. Final Writer has a neat feature that will halve a graphic’s size if you double click on it while holding down the Shift key.
Alas, Final Writer, being of US origin, assumes an NTSC pixel aspect ratio for bitmapped graphics, which means that graphics created on PAL systems will always import a little elongated. Correcting the aspect ratio needs to be done by hand. Wordworth 3 imports bitmapped graphics at a 1:1 pixel aspect Zooming out from a large document and switching Four Across mode on will enable you to quickly position graphics and make rough design changes while keeping an overview of the document.
Ratio. Final Writer has a Snap to Grid feature and Wordworth doesn’t.
Both programs have drawing tools that enable you to add plain lines, arrowheaded lines, rectangles with sharp or rounded comers, and ellipses. Wordworth 3 can draw short, long and normal arrowheads, plus arrow tails and a few other end of line gadgets. Final Writer has just the one arrowhead style. Wordworth 3 can draw lines in dotted and dashed styles, Final Writer can draw only solid lines.
All graphics in Final Writer can be cut, copied and pasted to and from the standard Amiga clipboard, meaning you can copy a brush to the clipboard in, say, Deluxe Paint, and then paste it into your Final Writer document without having to save or load anything. Wordworth can duplicate only vector graphics and anything drawn within Wordworth itself, but it uses its own private clipboard. While testing Wordworth 3, on several occasions while mucking about with vector graphics, a picture frame on the page with a bitmapped graphic suddenly and inexplicably emptied, forcing me to import the graphic
again.
Bitmaps in Wordworth cannot be moved with the mouse from one page to another, as all elements can be in Final Writer, although vector graphics and elements drawn in Wordworth can be.
Wordworth will enable you to work on up to four pages side by side, as opposed to one under the other, which is the only way Final Writer presents them to you. Wordworth also has a double page spread feature enabling you to position an element over the central gutter of two facing pages.
Both programs are able to crop graphics, and both can either save imported graphics within a document or save just the link to the graphics file, which makes for smaller document file sizes.
Wordworth 3 can save a hot link to an imported graphic. I couldn’t get it to work.
Both programs can flow text around vector or bitmapped graphics, straight or contoured into the areas of the graphic that use colour 0, which is made transparent. Wordworth 3’s runaround sometimes pushes text into the right-hand margin, and sometimes tries to put text between a graphic and the left-hand margin when there is no space available for it. At other times it doesn’t recognise the bottom of a graphic correctly, and obscures the tops of characters beneath. Depth arrangement is supported by both programs, enabling any element to be sent to the back or to the front. Wordworth 3 has a
Move Forward option that brings an element forward one level.
One of the more advanced Wordworth 3 drawing tools is the one for creating tables. As well as being able to move the finished lable around WHOmn wmmWHAT WHERE w*»| WHOwt WHAT WHERCi The TextEffects feature Is what Dlglta think will sell Wordworth 3, but Is Just an eye-catching gimmick that Is of very little practical use.
Chance of pinching standard tables for a fresh document from an existing document. Why don’t program designers think these things through?
PRINTING Wordworth 3’s printing facilities remain pretty much unchanged from version 2, although the requesters have been reorganised to make them much easier to use. In the Normal print mode, where the font or fonts that are on the screen are used, graphics may be mixed with the text. In Printer Font mode the fonts inside your printer are used, provided Wordworth has bitmapped screen versions of them, and no graphics can be included in the document.
Final Writer can only print a quick draft printout using a printer’s built-in fonts.
Printout speeds differ according to the speed of your Amiga, according to the speed of your printer, and according to what you are printing.
Wordworth prints text-only documents in Normal mode and in black and white in about 15 per cent less time than it takes Final Writer to do the same thing. Put a picture in the document and print in greyscale or colour mode, and Final Writer will print it in about 30 per cent less time than it takes Wordworth. Because they are essentially printing one massive A4-sized bitmapped graphic, either program will take minutes rather than seconds to spit out pages. But that’s graphics printing for you, it is the same on all computers, not just the Amiga.
Quality-wise, Normal text printouts from Wordworth 3 and Final Writer are indistinguishable from each other. Both are extremely good quality.
Studying several printouts of coloured and greyscale graphics, Final Writer’s appear to have more shades and a less contoured appearance than pictures printed with Wordworth 3; but Digita Print Manager will enable you to enhance Wordworth’s graphical output to a level far superior with the text and numbers in it intact, you can also perform simple calculations on rows and columns and have the result automatically entered into the table. You have complete control over the size of the grid, and the size of the cells in the grid. After entering a value in a cell, pressing the Tab key moves you to
the cell to the right, or to the beginning of the next row if you are at the end of a row. Pressing Return in a cell makes the cell deeper, entering more text than will fit in the width of a cell will cause the cell to become one line deeper and the text will automatically wrap to fill that space.
If you regularly require information to be presented like this, Wordworth 3's Tables tool will be a massive time saver for you. But what a pity you cannot save tables, nor import data into them!
No graphic element in Wordworth can be moved or copied out of a document window, so there’s no to that possible with Final Writer using the Workbench drivers and preferences programs.
Digita Print Manager will install only to hard drive.
PostScript printing mode has not yet been implemented in Wordworth 3, despite the fact that it is fully documented in the manual. When this part is finished you will be able to print PostScript in greyscales only, using only those fonts from the “classic 35” that are inside your PostScript printer
- no downloadable fonts in other words. There will be no control
over screen density, no control over the PostScript page size
(although horizontal and vertical offsets are supported), and
no crop or registration marks. Page scaling and rotation will
be supported, and it will not be able to print thumbnails. When
PostScript printing is implemented for Wordworth 3, it will
hardly be worth having. Final Writer's PostScript features are
certainly not extensive when compared to a professional
publishing program, but at least colour, screen densities and
angles, and downloadable fonts are supported.
GROUNDS FOR COMPLAINT I am not at all happy with the unfinished state of Wordworth 3. Apart from the several frustrating little bugs mentioned earlier, Wordworth 3 uses chip (graphics) memory like it is going out of fashion. There’s nothing particularly unusual about this, but when Wordworth 3 gets short of chip memory it has a bad habit of either making strange things happen on the screen, or in printouts, or it simply freezes or crashes the Amiga.
If Wordworth 3 was an electric kettle, then what we’ve got here is definitely the flashiest looking kettle in the shop - it is the kettle with the most interesting looking buttons on it, the kettle that wouldn’t look out of place on the mantelpiece, the kettle that claims it can pull out the tea bag, spoon in the sugar and then give it a stir, plus boil an egg at the same time. But this kettle has some flaws. One flaw is that it keeps cutting out before the water has reached boiling point. What is shocking is that the manufacturer knew that the flaws existed, but because they promised
everybody it would be ready by a certain date, they shipped the kettle anyway, flaws and all.
If you bought this kettle you would take it back and ask for a full refund, to which you would be entitled because the kettle is of unmerchantable quality. A kettle is supposed to boil water. If the manufacturer asked you to hang on to it and said that they, on some unknown future date will eventually send you a kettle that does boil water, you would probably laugh at them. If they then refused to refund your money you would probably contact The Office of Fair Trading.
Wordworth 3’s job it to process words and it can process words. So, in the eyes of the law, it Is of merchantable quality. If you buy Wordworth 3 and find you are unhappy with the number of bugs it contains, you will probably have a very difficult job getting your money back. If, after buying it, you are prepared to wait, I’m sure you will eventually receive a less buggy version, probably sooner than later, but of course there are no guarantees. In the meantime, as the manual informs you, if you have any problems you can always get Digita Technical Support to help.
I really wanted to say nice things about Wordworth 3, but it has been released too early.
Crashes I don’t like, but I can live with them if I know what to avoid doing. The bugs that affect the layout of a document I cannot live with because It means that minutes or hours of work may have to CHECKOUT Wordworth 3 Ease of Use 63% In this unfinished state it is difficult to use because some basic features don't always do what they are supposed to do.
Output 89% HAM and 25&colour pictures do not print quite as well, nor quite as quickly, as they do from Final Writer, but Wordworth 3’s text output is just as superb. Alas there is no PostScript support yet, and, judging by the manual, when it arrives it will be poor compared with Final Writer’s PostScript facilities.
Performance 71% Printing speed has been improved, but Wordworth is still slower than most rival packages at printing documents that have graphics in them. Screen refresh is disappointingly slow when word processing in eight or more colours, even on a 4000 040.
Documentation 89% A well written, well-produced, 330-page, perfect-bound manual. But considering Wordworth’s high price I would have expected it to be spiral-bound so that it could be opened flat in order to follow the step-by-step tutorials.
Facilities 82% A fair number of new features that, in theory, should enable you to produce better documents more quickly.
However I was particularly disappointed that style sheets have not been implemented and that picture frames cannot have borders.
Value for Money 48% Releasing a product that costs this much in an unfinished state is one of the nastiest things a company can do to its customers.
Overall rating 65% It’s only half finished. When the bugs are fixed it may well score better.
Be done again. Bugs apart, among other things Wordworth 3 lacks style sheets, it lacks proper master pages, it doesn’t take advantage of the Amiga’s clipboard, nor Workbench 3 DataTypes, nor Arexx, it has poor PostScript support, it cannot import structured drawings that have been created by any Amiga structured drawing program. Sorry, Digita, you blew it. And I guess that’s me struck off the Christmas card list.
An updated and bug-fixed version of Wordworth 3 should be out by the time you read this. Version 2 of Final Writer will also have been officially released. We’ll be putting both of them to the test, along with every other Amiga word processor commercially available and the best of those from the public domain, in our July issue.
If you’re thinking of buying a word processor, you can’t afford to miss this. It goes on sale Tuesday 7th June for £2.50. CD WHAT Wordworth 3 WHO Digita International Ltd WHERE Black Horse House, Exmouth EX8 UL.
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FAST AND CHIP RAM What is the difference between Fast and Chip memory? Is it true all of the memory in my unexpanded A1200 is Chip memory?
Ram Derek Dawson East Cheam, London There is no real, physical difference between Fast and Chip memory, but rather in the way the Amiga makes use of them. Chip memory is found in all Amigas. It gets its name because the Amiga’s custom chips - those that handle graphics and sound, for instance - have access to it.
This memory is also shared with the Central Processor or CPU - the 68020 chip that executes instructions given it by a program - and this sharing can cause arguments if two chips attempt to access the same memory at the same time. This is known as a “bus contention". In this case, the custom chips take priority and the Central Processor is forced to wait. This therefore means that a program running in Chip RAM will tend to run more slowly.
The custom chips always take priority over the CPU; but Fast RAM, on the other hand, can only be JARGON BUSTING Blitter - a feature of the Amiga’s custom chips, the blitter can be used to move and alter large areas of data in memory. It’s commonly used to create animations.
BOB - a Blitter Object is a graphical shape that is moved by the blitter into the area of memory used to make up the screen display.
RAM - Random Access Memory is the area of memory used to hold programs while they are running. It also holds data used by these programs, which can include things like graphics and sound samples. The contents of RAM are erased when the power is switched off.
Script - an AmigaDOS script is a collection of simple AmigaDOS commands stored together in an ordinary text file. If the file name follows an Execute command, then each of the commands it contains is executed in turn by AmigaDOS.
Accessed by the CPU, and since it does not have to wait for something else first, the CPU works faster
- hence the name Fast RAM.
All of an unexpanded A1200's 2Mb of memory are Chip RAM, but this is the limit of memory that can be accessed by the custom chips. Any further memory that you add will be Fast RAM. I recommend you do, because you’ll immediately notice an increase in your machine’s speed.
Mark Smiddy MEMORY FOR ANIMS I’ve generated 182 frames with Vista Pro 2 of the grand Canyon, and have stored them on ten disks (named picOOOOO - pic00181) but when I load them into RAM (I have 10Mb), run Deluxe Paint IV and then try to load all the images into it to make an animation, I run out of memory. Can you help?
G Mathieson Bangor The obvious trouble here is that there isn’t enough RAM to contain all the images, load Dpaint and also store the animation that Dpaint is attempting to build.
There are several solutions. The most tedious is to keep deleting the original frames by hand from RAM (after they have been incorporated into the new anim) by using the Shell or a disk-management program like Directory Opus.
A simpler but even more boring method would be to not use the RAM at all, but to set up a 182- frame animation in Dpaint IV and then load the frames one by one from disk, moving along a frame each time.
A better method would be to load all the frames from one disk, save the resulting animation to RAM disk (say, as ANIM1), load all the frames from the second disk (save as ANIM2) and so on.
Then load the first animation, append the second, third and so on until you are done. For this to be successful you must have had the palette locked when you generated the original images.
However, a much better alternative would be to get hold of a public domain program called Rend24, which can be used to construct animations and can also delete frames after they have been used, thus freeing up memory as it goes along. The animations it makes are compatible with Dpaint, though it has its own anim-player built in.
You could even use Rend24 to rescale your images and lock their palettes before adding the frames to the animation.
Beware of Rend24 vl.05 - when I was using it with 320x256 images (both HAM and 32 colour) it just kept crashing on me. Version 1.04f works fine.
Gary Whlteley HARD DRIVE CONTROLLER I have just bought a hard disk for my new A1200. It is a Conner 84Mb. I have partitioned the disk into two 40Mb partitions using HDToolBox from my old Workbench 2.04 system.
The program recognised my disk as a Conner drive of the right size, but decided that it was a SCSI device. Will this cause me problems, or do IDE and SCSI devices appear the same to Workbench programs?
My partitions have been identified as CDHO: and CDH1:, and not as dhO: and dhl: as I would have expected. I have assigned dhO: to CDHO: to get around this and allow software which insists on dhO: to run. Are hard disks identified as CDHx: under Workbench 3.0? Or is this a problem with using an older version of HDToolbox?
I have installed TransWrite on to my hard disk, but whenever i run it from there the machine crashes. If I run it from floppy or from RAM: it runs fine. I have a script that copies It from the hard disk to RAM and runs it from there. This works fine, but why?
Dave Walker, Southsea, Hants.
Your guess Is right. Workbench sees IDE and SCSI as the same. Commodore made everything simpler by making the SCSCI.device handlers understand IDE drives, too. This has ensured that more software runs correctly.
As to the CDHO: business, we’ve moved into the 20th century here. You can call it anything you like - DHO:, HARDDISKO:, ZINGPING, or whatever you wish.
In HDToolbox there is a small string gadget at the centre bottom, which contains the device name. You can click in here and change the name to dhO: if you wish. I personally find that it is more sensible to give it a meaningful name, like “Programs:”, “Work:" or perhaps “Comms:" for example.
Your problems with TransWrite could be due to one of two things (assuming you have installed it correctly - check with your manual). One, the program is somehow not hard disk compatible. Or two, there are some incompatibility problems with Conner drives.
The problem is that the IDE interface in your A1200 is blindingly quick, much faster than those in portable Pcs, which is where Conner drives nearly always find their way. The drive simple cannot handle that amount of information moving around so quickly, and this sort of behaviour manifests itself with large files and programs. Use HDToolbox to lower the MaxTransfer rate to OxlfeOO - which will reduce the transfer rate of information - and your problem should be solved.
Toby Simpson DOUBLE-BUFFERED SCREEN I have written a game in assembly language, but it suffers from screen flicker. I wait for a vertical blanking gap, and then clear the screen with the blitter, before blitting all of my game sprites to the screen. When I use more than a few BOBs, I get serious flicker. I don’t know how to solve this, though I’ve heard “double buffering” might help me. Could you explain what this is?
Mark Bali Crawley, W. Sussex Double buffering is a simple concept employed in most computer games, especially on the Amiga, to ensure you don’t get screen flicker.
The reason your screen is flickering is because you are unable to draw all of your sprites fast enough to fit in the vertical blanking gap, and the custom chips are drawing the next frame whilst you are still blitting to it.
Double buffering, in its simplest form, involves you having two screens, a hidden one, and a visible one. Basically, you draw on the hidden one, and when you’ve drawn everything you need to, simply swap the two banks and start drawing on the new hidden screen. This way you can take as long as you like to draw your new frame without having to worry about flicker.
Watch out, however, that your program doesn’t run “as fast as it can”: install some code to make sure if it’s running on a particularly fast Amiga it doesn’t swap the banks too quickly. Try playing interceptor on a 25MHz 68030 and you’ll see what I mean - it’s like trying to land the plane on a postage stamp.
Toby Simpson BACWARDS SCRIPT SKIPS Why is it that the AmigaDOS command “Skip”, when used to jump backwards over an “Execute” instruction, fails?
Gary Smith Watford For every file that it runs, Execute creates a temporary parsed file in the T: assignment (a temporary directory usually held on the RAM disk).
The file is called Command-XX-YY where YY is the calling process number and XX is the nesting level.
The nesting level is not used, and consequently the old parsed file - created when your script is run - is overwritten by the new one created by the Execute command in the script.
AMIGA ANSWERS 9 For example, the script: LAB Start EXECUTE An-Other SKIP Start BACK will create Command-00-001 in T: as it starts.
When the second line is reached, Execute creates a copy of An-Other as T:Command-00-01 thus overwriting the previous file, so that when line three is reached, the label referred to cannot be found in the parsed file.
The solution is to run the second script as a child process which will ensure that the name conflict does not arise: LAB Start ECHO T:Process " $ $ " RUN EXECUTE An-Other WAIT NIL: 5 MINS SKIP Start BACK The second line creates a temporary variable containing the process number. Remember, unless this is a startup script it is not possible to guarantee which process is executing the program.
The fourth line ensures the script does not continue until An-Other has completed.
The actual amount of delay is arbitrary, but it must be sufficient to prevent the first script from continuing before the second one completes. The last line of An-Other (or the last instruction executed before it completes) should read like this: BREAK T:Process NIL: C ?
This instruction “breaks" the wait state entered at line four of the main script.
Mark Smlddy CG FONT STANDARDS I have upgraded to an Amiga 1500 Plus with GVP hard drive and 5Mb of memory. I own version 1.1 of PageSetter II.
The only outline font that comes with PageSetter II is CGTimes, so I would like to use the LetterGothic and CGTriumvirate outline fonts supplied with Workbench 2.04 as they give superior output to bit-mapped fonts.
I am having trouble installing these, though.
PageSetter II does not seem to recognise them; the file formats seem different. Can you help?
Edward Campton Sc rapt oft, Leicester Like most so-called standards, AGFA’S Compugraphic standard has a few variations.
The standard that PageSetter U adopts requires three files to be present in your CGFonts: directory - “fontname.atc” (the encoding table), “fontname.metric” (the spacing information) and “fontname.lib" (the font definition). Funnily enough, it would appear that the font definition file also has the encoding table and spacing information in it - it’s just that PageSetter II prefers them to be in separate files.
The standard that Workbench 2.04 uses has just the one file, “fontname.type” in the wF0NTS:_BuSietJ3ut!ines” directory, which is exactly the same format as the ‘‘fontname.lib" files that PageSetter II uses. The difference is that Workbench would appear to be extracting the encoding table and spacing information from this one file.
So to be able to use PageSetter II with the Compugraphic fonts supplied with Workbench 2.04 you would need to be able to generate a “fontname.lib”, “fontname.atc” and “fontname.metric” file from the Workbench “fontname.type” file. Theoretically speaking, that is, because there isn’t currently a program that can do this.
For more Compugraphic typefaces that can be used with PageSetter II you should contact either George Thompson Services (* 0707 664654) or EM Computergraphic (* 0255 431389) and ask for details of their shareware and PD Compugraphic typefaces.
Jeff Walker MANAGER ROOM PRINT Please help me make room on my Workbench 3 disk so that I can install Citizen Print Manager to use with my Swift 9. It needs 240K of disk space, and the best I can do Is make 130K available by binning the Utilities drawer.
Clive Cook, London W7 The PMInstall program installs a number of files you don’t require - all the printer drivers that are not for the Swift 9, and the language files that are not English.
The thing to do is to use PMInstall to first install the program to the RAM disk. So specify RAM: when it asks where to install to. When it’s finished installing, follow these steps:
• Open the RAM disk icon.
• Open the CITIZEN PM drawer that’s in the RAM disk.
• Select Show All Files from the Workbench Windows menu.
• Open the PM drawer that appears.
• Delete all the files in the PM drawer except for those name
tco, tde, ttO and ttl.
• Close the PM drawer.
• Open the Printers drawer.
• Delete all the files in the Printers drawer except for the
Swift9.m file.
• Close the Printers drawer.
• Drag the CITIZENPM drawer on to your Workbench 3.0 disk, the
one from which you have already delete the Utilities drawer.
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Jeff Walker This is is just a small sample of the sort of solutions we provide every month in Amiga Shopper. If something isn’t going right with your Amiga computing - and let’s face it, we all encounter problems - then you ought to consult Amiga Shopper. We’ll sort it out. CD JARGON BUSTING Outline Font - each character in an outline font is defined as a collection of mathematical curves and lines, rather than as a matrix of dots. This means that when the font comes to be used at differing sizes, it is always displayed at the best possible resolution without any jagged edges.
Partition - it is possible to divide a hard disk into several “partitions”. So far as your software and AmigaDOS are concerned, these partitions behave as if they are physically separate drives.
RAM Disk - an area of RAM set aside to be used as a “pretend” disk drive. Because accesses to RAM are so much faster than to an external device, the performance of a RAM disk is many times faster than that of a hard disk.
Remember though that the contents of the RAM disk are lost after a reset.
10 HOW TO... Every month Amiga Shopper carries a fantastic wealth of interesting, informative articles showing you how to get the very best from your hardware and software. Here's Jeff Walker demonstrating how you can ensure your pages print out exactly as you see them on-screen.
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When you print multiple pages does the text creep further and further down each page? Do you get blank pages fed through between each printed page?
We get more letters about these problems than anything else. They’re caused by poorly set up page sizes. Here we’ll tell you all there is to know about setting up page sizes and margins correctly in word processors and desktop publishing software. We’ll be concentrating on two popular word publishers and two popular DTP packages, Wordworth, Final Writer, Professional Page and PageStream, but the principles apply to all Amiga software. The confusion stems from the fact that every program does it differently, and uses different terms to mean the same thing.
The main confusion is between the terms “paper size" and “page size". Although they are not the same thing, a lot of software and FIGURE 1 Look In your printer manual for a diagram like this - It Is the key to setting up page sizes correctly.
Printable area documentation use the terms interchangeably. Your “paper size" is the physical dimensions of the piece of paper you are printing on to. So A4 paper is 210mm wide by 297mm high. Your “page size" is the dimensions of the area of paper that your printer is capable of printing on to. You will have discovered that your printer has “hardware margins” - areas of the paper that it cannot print on to because of hardware restrictions. Feed any size of paper into an average printer and it will start printing a small distance down from the top of the paper and a small distance in from the
left. Less obvious are the small “non-printable” areas on the right-hand side and bottom of the paper.
Take a look at Figure 1. It gives a generalised view, with the hardware margins exaggerated for clarity. The shaded area in the centre is the “printable area" - your page size in other words; the white bits round the edges are the parts of the paper the printer cannot get at. Many printer manuals contain a diagram similar to this, and distances for a range of paper sizes will be given for the margins marked L, R, T and B, plus the dimensions of the printable area (X,Y). They will vary for different sizes of paper because of the way the paper is positioned ready for feeding, and the way the
printer mechanism feeds paper in and out.
Dimensions are normally given in millimetres, often with the equivalent in inches. Sometimes, particularly with laser printers, the dimensions are given in “dots” of the printer’s highest resolution.
For example, a 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) laser printer may have a top margin of 48 dots for A4 paper. To convert this for use with a software package, divide it by the resolution, which gives the distance in inches - 48 300 dpi equals 0.16 inches.
Before you can set up page sizes and margins correctly for any software, you first have to find out the dimensions of your printer’s printable area and its hardware margins. If these details are not in your printer manual you have two options: phone the manufacturer of the printer and ask, or find out for yourself by trial and error. By far the easiest trial and error method is to set up your software’s page size to be the same as your paper size, with zero margins - select A4 page size if you are using A4 paper for example - and then completely fill that area with something to print. In DTP
software plonk an A4-sized filled box on the page; in word processor software import a graphic and size it so that it fills the entire A4 area. Print the page, letting the paper feed into the printer automatically; don’t FIGURE 2 If your Workbench printer preferences are not set correctly you may not get the expected printed output from your software.
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Don’t worry if the printer asks for another sheet after printing the first - we’re only interested in this one. The white bits around the edges are the hardware margins. The printed part is the printable area, or page size. Measure these distances and note them down for future use.
Now, this area I have called “hardware margins” is known by different names. Final Copy II calls it the Print Area, which is extremely confusing because it can’t print in it. Wordworth 2 calls it the Print Border; Professional Page calls it the X and Y Offset; PageStream doesn’t call it anything.
Consider the way a typical piece of software would print a typical page to a typical printer.
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Even though your bottom margin may be blank, it still has to be “printed” because that’s the way the software works. And that’s why you're getting blank sheets between pages of printout.
First stop for correctly setting your page sizes is Workbench -m- ¦ ¦ Printer and PrinterGfx preferences. In Printer preferences set the Paper Format to Wide Tractor.
Just like printers, printer drivers have hard-coded instructions about page widths, and you’ll find that printer drivers will restrict the print width to just under eight inches when, say, DIN A4 is selected, no matter what page width measurement you have entered in any other program. The printer driver has the final word on this. Selecting Wide Tractor ft« P ... Otnml A*** D« tobAai ¥¦!¦ TiimI Quin Qlntnlt Oltbrr: QorOrrra Ob. 111 N. Wl»|: "Every program uses different terms to mean the same thing."
Instructs your printer driver to increase your printable width to 13.6 inches. You can’t print this wide on an A4 printer, but it enables you to print as far across the paper as possible.
Figure 2 shows recommended settings for Printer and PrinterGfx for A4 printers. The gadgets ringed in red are the important ones. If you are in the practice of printing many-paged documents to a printer that has an automatic cut-sheet feeder, then you must set your Paper Type (above Paper Format) to Continuous, not Single Sheet.
Let’s look at specific packages - Final Copy II first. In Figure 3 you can see that I have selected the Custom Page Size. I’ve done this merely to illustrate the fact that Final Copy H’s dimensions for A4 in inches are not necessarily correct. Check your printer manual and see what it says A4 dimensions (in inches) are, and adjust the Final Copy dimensions accordingly. Alternatively use millimetres - A4 is always 210mm x 297mm.
What Final Copy means by Print Area is the non-printable (unshaded) areas shown in Rgure 1, what I call the “hardware margins”. The dimensions need to be exact - Top, Bottom, Left and Right in Final Copy’s Print Area gadgets are the T, B, L and R distances in Figure 1 for your particular printer. (You'll find the Print Area gadgets for Final Writer in the Page Setup requester under the Layout menu.)
The Edit Area is the part of the page you want to print on to. The measurements in these gadgets ¦ ¦ must not be smaller than the equivalent gadgets in the Print Area section. If they are set to the same distances, then you will be printing on the maximum printable area for that size of paper with your printer. To get larger margins, enter the size of those margins into the Edit Area gadgets. (With Final Writer, you’ll find them in Section Setup under the Layout menu.)
Wordworth 2 (Rgure 4) uses exactly the same system, except it has split the two sections across two requesters. You enter your printer’s hardware margins in the Print Border section of the Print Setup requester. Your actual page margins (what Final Copy calls the Edit Area) are set in the Margins section of the Page Layout requester.
Again, the top, bottom, left and right Margins settings should be the same as the Print Border settings or greater.
Things become a bit more complicated with Professional Page (Rgure 5). Assuming you are printing on to A4 paper, in the New Page Format requester you can select A4. But make a note of the dimensions that appear in the Size gadgets.
When you come to print the page, these dimensions need to be entered into the Output Page Size gadgets in the Print to Dot Matrix requester. The hardware margins are described in the Offset gadgets as negative dimensions - instead of describing a positive distance from the edge of the paper to the start of the printable area, you are describing a negative distance from the edge of the printable area to the edge of the paper.
So if your hardware top margin is half an inch you would enter -0.5 inches (or -1.27cm). And if your hardware left margin is a quarter of an inch you would enter-0.25 inches (-0.635cm). These negative numbers effectively tell Professional Page to totally ignore the top half-inch and the left-most quarter-inch of the page on the screen. You need to “manage” the right and bottom hardware margins yourself. If your maximum printable width is 7in, FIGURE 5 Correct output from Professional Page depends on correct information being entered into the Output Page Size and Offset gadgets In Its Output to
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Then add that figure to your hardware left margin and the resulting figure is the furthest across the page you should position any text or graphics. Do the same calculation for the maximum printable length, and don’t attempt to position anything below that height on the page. If you do, anything in those areas simply won’t get printed.
Rnally, we come to PageStream. Again the relevant gadgets are found in two requesters (Rgure 6). Page Size is easily discovered in the New Document requester. The important gadget is in the Configure Printer requester - the Paper Size.
Here you may safely leave the paper size width the same as the page size width, but the paper size length must be set to your maximum printable length, the Y dimension in Rgure 1. So if your printer has a hardware top margin of 5mm and a hardware bottom margin of 5mm, you must subtract 10mm from your Page Size length and enter this as your Paper Size length. As with Professional Page, you need to manage the right- hand and bottom hardware margins yourself.
So now you know how to get your page on the screen to print in the same position on paper. Even if you’re using a package not mentioned here, you’ll find the principles outlined invaluable. CD d*»i 'tv- Q urn Qlbl.l i Ir [ Oat ant r»T* tlwl I¦ Catm* • Mitt* HE SB EJH Dr.***: I.K...1JI 3 (aatal Printable area ?«1 r™ t. Qfct«M*l «ll, Lla* C.lMi st**: mm ¦ m Qst *«a . ,«¦ Qlro.1 | iw,h ¦ iv (fifl nfilBB bat . Hill Sat t r* LMUJJ 12 C PROGRAMMING Most of the Amiga1 s operating system was written in C and it's just one of the languages that gets serious tutorial coverage in Amiga Shopper. Here the
editor, Cliff Ramshaw, shows you how to design and write your own working spreadsheet. The listing can be typed in and used with any C compiler, including a PD one such as DICE.
When you’re writing a reasonably complex program, it’s often best to look at the kind of data it will use before thinking about its code structure. The most important data structure of a spreadsheet program is the spreadsheet itself - a two- dimensional grid. Clearly the best way of representing this is as a two-dimensional array.
We’ll limit the size of the spreadsheet to the screen area, giving an array of 5 by 15, with each cell taking one line and being 10 characters wide.
The most common data stored in an array are numbers, floating point numbers. But spreadsheets also need to store text messages, as well as the all-important formulae. The best way to hold text is as a string. It’s possible to store numbers as strings too, and convert each string to a number as the program needs it for calculation. We’ll restrict ourselves to formulae with two cell references separated by a simple maths operation: and . It’s best to represent the spreadsheet as a two- dimensional array of pointers and allocate space to each string as it is needed.
Given the main data structure, we can now start thinking about the program itself. We’ll need: a function to convert numbers written as strings into floats, and a function to interpret formulae that are represented by strings. We’ll also need a means of getting input from the user. We’ll do this by inputting two strings: the user is first asked to enter the co-ordinates of the cell of interest, and then to enter the contents of that cell. Every time the user enters some data, the whole spreadsheet is re-printed on the screen. If any of the cells contain formulae, then these are evaluated and
their results printed out. If the user enters “q", then the program stops. It’s simple, but it shows a lot of important programming points. Use a text editor to type in the listing below, and then compile and link it with your C compiler - a PD one will do, since the program doesn’t rely on any Commodore- copyrighted library files. If you take a close look at THE SPREADSHEET LISTING include stdio.h ttinclude strings.h * some useful string functions * I* declare functions for use by main * void display_sheet(); int get_input(); void main() int quit=0; * set to 1 if user wishes to
quit * do display_sheet(); * call function to display spreadsheet * quit*get_input(); * get user's input * while (quit==0); * loop until user asks to quit * } * define array to be used by functions (not visible to main) * char *sheet[15][5]; * two-dimensional array of pointers to char * * define support functions * float evaluate(char *cell_contents); int find_row(char row); int find_column(char column); float string_to_number(char *string); void flush_input(); void display.sheet() int row, column; * variables used for loop control * printf(" n nSpreadsheet n n"); + now
print column numbers across the top * printf(" 1 12 13 14 15 l n")?
* first three spaces to give space for row numbers beneath, then numbers separated by eight spaces and a bar, so that each number appears above its column * printf "-+--+--'¦¥--+--+ n") ; for (row*0;row 15;row++) * go through each row in turn * * print the row number at the left of the screen * printf (" %c ",row+ 5); * row is printed as a letter of the alphabet, with 0 being represented by "A" and so on * for (columna0;column 5;column++) * go through each column * i f (sheet[row][column]==NULL) printf(" I"); * print nine spaces and print a bar to move to the next column if
this one is empty, ie its pointer points to nothing * else if (*sheet[row][column]=='=') printf("%9.2fI",evaluate(sheet[row][column])); * if the first character is an equals sign, then the cell holds a formula which must be evaluated and then printed out * else * otherwise it's contents are printed straight out * printf("%9.9s I", sheet[row][column]); * the "9" in the format string indicates that strings less than 9 characters in width should be padded with spaces when printed * ) * now deal with next column * printf(" n"); * go to the next line when all of the columns in a row have
been printed * ) * deal with next row * printf(" n n"); * print a couple of blank lines to separate display from user input * } int get_input() int row, column; char input[10]; * temporary string to store user's input * printf("Enter the coordinates of the cell to be modified (eg Al) n"); scanf("%3s",input); * the "3" ensures a maximum string length of 2 characters, plus a terminator * if (strcrap(input,"q")==0) return 1; * return a value of 1 if user enters "q" * * the first character of the string represents the row, and is converted to an array index by calling the find_row
function * row=find_row(input[0]); * the second character is the column number, and is converted to an array index by calling the find_column function * column=find_column(input[1]); printf("Enter the cell's new contents n"); scanf("%10s",input); * ensure we get no more than 10 characters * flush_input(); + get rid of any characters beyond the 10 needed * if (sheet[row][column]=sHULL) f* check if the cell is empty * sheet[row] [column] = (char *)malloc(10); * if it is make storage for the string (9 characters plus a terminator) and put the pointer to it in the relevant cell of the
array * * either way, the contents must be copied into the area of memory pointed to by the array * strcpy(sheet[row][column],input); return 0; } float evaluate(char *cell_contents) C PROGRAMMING 13 it you’ll find it easy to follow. Let’s go through it function by function.
The first function, main, only uses one variable, quit, which behaves as a “flag". It’s a common programming technique - the variable is set to one value, and then when a particular condition has been met, it is set to another value. This value is subsequently tested. In main, quit is set to zero. A loop is entered. The function display_sheet is then called to display the spreadsheet on the screen.
After that the function get Jnput is called, and the value it returns is assigned to quit. Normally, this will be 0, but if the user entered “q” at the input stage, then it will be 1. The program then loops, provided quit is still equal to 0. If it isn't, the program terminates. The function display_sheet needs two local integers - row and column - as controlling variables in loops to ensure each element of the two-dimensional array is checked in turn. Before doing so, the function prints out a heading and a list of column numbers. I've allowed a 3-character margin at the left of the screen
for the row numbers; after that, each numeral is separated by eight spaces and a vertical bar - each column being ten characters wide.
Next a loop is entered that goes from the first to the last row. For each new row, its letter is printed at the left hand side of the screen, with a space before and a space after it. Adding 65 to the value of row gives an ASCII code between 65 and 79 - a letter between A and 0. The program then enters a loop that works through each of the row’s columns in turn. The cell referenced by row and column is then checked to see if its pointer points to nothing. If so, nine blank spaces and a vertical bar are printed and the loop is closed so the next column can be processed. If it isn’t, then the
string that the pointer references needs to be dealt with.
It’s checked to see if it begins with an equals sign.
If this is the case, it contains a formula and the evaluate function Is called with the pointer to it as argument. The value obtained is then printed out. If the first character of the cell’s contents isn’t an equals sign, then it is either a number stored as a string or a text string. In either case, it is printed.
After all of the columns in a given row have been dealt with, a carriage return is printed to ensure that the next output appears on a new line. The rows loop is closed, and the function ends.
The other key function is evaluate, it takes a string (in other words, a pointer to a series of characters) as its argument, and produces a floating point value based on an evaluation of the formula contained in the string. Formulae take the form “=A1*B2”. The first character (number 0) is always an equals sign, and so can be Ignored.
Character number 1 represents the row address of the first cell. It’s converted into such, and stored in the integer variable rowl, by using it as the argument to a call to flnd_row. Similarly, character 2 represents a column address, and is converted into an integer stored in columnl. Character 3, the mathematical operator is stored in a character variable called operator. The row and column addresses of the next number are retrieved in the same way as those of the first.
The contents of the two cells referenced are then turned into floating point numbers. The function that does this, string_to_number, takes a pointer to a string as its argument, which is obtained from the sheet array given the relevant row and column co-ordinates. The function then goes on to process the two numbers depending on the operator supplied. This is done with a switch decision-making construct. Evaluate ends by returning the float variable result. Getjnput asks JARGON BUSTING Array - several variables grouped together under the same name and accessed individually by a numerical
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Character - a variable that holds a single alpha- numerical character.
Compile - to translate a program written in a language such as C into a form the Amiga can interpret, known as machine language.
Pointer - a variable type that holds the storage address in memory of another variable.
String - an array of character variables.
The user which cell is to be operated on. If the user enters a “q", then it returns a value of 1.
Otherwise, the string is turned into a set of cell indices by calls to flnd_row and fincLcolumn. The user is then asked for the contents of the cell. If the cell already contains information, it is replaced; otherwise space is requested first from the OS by a malloc call. Flush Jnput is a simple function that reads all the characters remaining in the input buffer until it reaches a carriage return. Flnd_row and find_column subtract 65 and 49 from the ASCII value of the character passed, in order to convert a letter and an ASCII numeral respectively to an index for accessing the sheet array.
String_to_number is a primitive version of a function supplied as standard with C, called atof, obtained by including std.lib. It’s written here to demonstrate the sort of processing you’ll have to do to strings in your own programs. Study it to see how each character of a string is taken in turn to help re-create the floating point value it represents.
That’s all there is to it. If you want to learn all about programming your Amiga, look no further than the monthly columns in Amiga Shopper. CD I* the first character in a formula is an equals sign, and can be ignored. The next two represent the coordinates of one cell, the next the mathematical operator to be used, and the final two the coordinates of another cell. First job is to get these elements and store them in the following variables * int rowl,row2,columnl,column2; char operator; * now define three floats - two to hold the operands, and one to hold the result of the operation *
float operandl,operand2,result; * get addresses of cells of interest * rowl=find_row cell_contents[l]); columnl»find_column(cell_coutents[2]); operator=cell_contents[3]; row2=find_row(cell_contents[4]); column2=find_coluffin(cell_contents[5]}; * now get numerical values stored in those cells * operandl=string_to_number(sheet[rowl][columnl]); operand2=string_to_number(sheet[row2][column2]); * now to evaluate result, depending on the value of operator * switch (operator) case result=operandl+operand2; break; case result=operandl-operand2 ; break; case result=operandl*operand2; break;
case * *; result=operandl operand ?
Break; default: * No need for anything here, since this part of the program should never be executed * break; ) return result; } int flnd_row(char row) * convert from a letter between A and 0 to a number between 0 and 15, which is done by subtracting 65 from its ASCII code * return row-65; ) int flnd_column(char column) * convert to a number between 0 and 6 by subtracting 49 (the ASCII code for '1') from the letter's ASCII value * return column-49; ) float string_to_number(char ‘string) * convert a string into a floating point number * float result, divisor; int position; int
signal; * sign is 1 if the number is positive, -1 if it is negative * if (string==NULL) return 0.0; for (position=0;string[position]**' ',* posit ion**) ; * skip leading white space * if (string[position]a*'-') sign*-l; * turn negative if a minus sign is encountered * position-**? * and skip to next character * ) for (resultaO.O; string[position] *'0' && string[position] *'9'?
Position**) I* go through each numeral in turn until we come to a nonnumeric character * result=reeult*10.0+string[position]-48; * convert the character to a numerical value, and add it to the result. Before the addition is performed, result is multiplied by 10, because each successive addition means that the previous digits have a value ten times greater * f* now to process digits after the decimal point, if any * if (string[position]**'.') for (divisor=10.0;string[+*position] »'0' && string[position] *'9'; divisor **10.0) result*reeult+((string[position]-48) divisor);
result=result*sign; return result; ) void flush_input() * Throws away unwanted characters in the input buffer, retrieved by scanf - stops when it reaches the end of the line * ( char c; while ((c=g©tchar( )!*' n') • t ) 14 PUBLIC DOMAIN The best of Six pages every month in Amiga Shopper are devoted to telling you about the top serious PD releases, and giving the most comprehensive listing of PD libraries anywhere. You'll find all sorts of useful programs - from tools to full blown applications all for nothing or a small shareware fee, Here's a selection of the best of all time.
POWER TEXT Source: Deja Vu Licenseware Power Text, by Gary Stimson, is a most impressive word processor. It is written in compiled AMOS, and has all the features that most people will want.
Unlike many word processors these days, Power Text doesn’t provide a “what you see is what you get" display on the screen. Instead, the text is displayed with no justification, style or whatever.
The big advantage of this is speed.
To format a document - define that paragraphs are justified, words are bold italic and so on - you hit the Escape key and then enter a short word, known as an embedded command. Until you can remember them all, it’s a good idea to print out the manual and leave it open at the relevant page. The program sends output to the standard PRT: port, so you’ll need the correct printer driver set up in your Workbench Preferences. You can embed printer control codes in a document, so you can access your particular printer’s special features.
It’s the extras that really make Power Text an outstanding offering. For starters, it copes with things like headers and footers with ease. It can mail merge with a standard ASCII file, it automatically sizes its screen for PAL or NTSC Amigas. It has an auto-save feature. One really neat feature is the “double-sided printing" option.
When this is selected, odd-numbered pages are printed first, then you are prompted to turn over your paper and the even-numbered pages are outputted.
Moving about the document is easy: as well as cursor keys, a scroll bar on the right-hand side of the screen displays your current position in the file, and the mouse can be used to move the “thumbwheel" to a new point.
If your wordprocessor doesn't have a spelling checkerf use AZSpell to check your documents.
There is a built-in spelling checker with the program, as well as a word-count facility. Both work fast, and the spelling checker displays three lines of text whenever a suspect word is discovered - so you can see the context that it’s used in. You can add words to the dictionary, and the program can suggest alternatives to any misspelt word.
Function keys can have strings assigned to them, and these can be saved and loaded. The Find command works forwards or backwards through the program, with optional case sensitivity.
Power Text really is a remarkably powerful, fast and well thought-out piece of software. I strongly suggest that you check it out before you spend 30 or 40 times as much on a “commercial" offering. Its elegance and range of features must be seen to be believed. Get it now!
Rating: 93% AZSPELL Source: Digftz, Disk Util 277 AZSpell is a freely distributable spelling checker. It is supplied with a ready-created 12,000-word dictionary, but you can build up your own.
To run the program from any disk other than a dedicated floppy requires that you assign the logical device “AZSpell:" to the drawer which contains the program. It’s a good idea to run the spelling checker from the RAM disk if you’ve got enough memory installed; it’s much faster.
Double-clicking on the program’s icon produces a simple requester which asks you for the name of the file to be checked. Then a window appears with the text from the file running along the bottom. If an unknown word is found, the text stops, the word is highlighted and a selection of suggestions is produced. You can then either ignore the word, correct it or add it to the dictionary. You quickly get the hang of what to do (the instruction file provided is perfectly adequate), and the fact that you see the misspelled word in context is very helpful.
I do have one complaint with AZSpell: the way it handles punctuation, in particular single quote marks, can be annoying, if you have, say, the phrase 'And so to bed’, surrounded by single * quotes, the spelling checker will query the word bed’. You can, of course, tell the program to ignore it - or even add it to the dictionary - but I would have preferred some option to ignore quote marks.
Once you have checked a file, you can run the extra program AZMerge to add your new words to the main dictionary. And that’s iU an easy-to-use, efficient program which can be thoroughly recommended to anyone whose current word processor doesn’t include a spelling checker.
Rating: 81% MAGNETIC PAGES Source: PD Soft, Disk V688 Magnetic Pages, by New Zealander Mark Gladding, is a set of three programs which enable you to create and display your own disk magazine. Text and graphics can be combined on a page, you can set up icons which enable the user to branch to other parts of the magazine, and sound and music can be played at any time - specific music or sounds when icons are pressed, or an overall “theme tune” which continuously plays.
This package, for a shareware fee of just $ 25, is incredibly easy to use and produces a really professional-looking end product. It is made up of three sections: Editor, Organiser and Displayer.
The Editor is the program where pages and articles are created. Text and graphics boxes can be created, sounds and music incorporated and actual text and images imported. There are also little things like control of the colour palette built in
- in fact, nothing is missing.
When creating a new text or graphics box, a standard requester appears asking for things like the box’s dimensions. You can resize or move the box with no trouble at all. This means that you have the choice of achieving design perfection either by entering numbers into requesters, or by moving things with the mouse and trusting your eye.
Once you’ve designed and saved all your articles, you move on to the Organiser, where you define the relationship between all the different articles - that Is, which is the “parent" for each article. This is the page that the reader will be taken to if they hit the “contents" button when reading the magazine.The demonstration version of the program supplied doesn’t actually allow you to save the Organiser file, so until you've registered you won’t be able to create full magazines.
The Displayer is the part that you will ship with every disk magazine that you create.
To demonstrate the power of Magnetic Pages, a sample magazine is supplied. This includes text, graphics, sound effects and animations.
Personally, I was stunned at how good and easy to use the whole thing is.
Broadly, its features are as follows:
• 8 or 16-colour screens, on which text and graphics can be
mixed.
• An all-graphics page can be defined, where any IFF picture in
any screen mode can be displayed.
• The reader can branch to different articles in the magazine by
clicking on icons.
• Digitised sound and MED or SoundTracker music is supported.
This can be played when the reader first enters a page, or when
an icon is clicked.
• Many text styles such as bold, italics, underline and so on are
supported, as is coloured text.
• Page colour, box colour, shadows and borders are
user-definable.
• Boxes can contain several frames of animation.
• PowerPacker is supported, meaning articles can be compressed so
more can be fitted on a disk.
• Articles can be printed, saved as text or saved as IFF files by
the reader.
• Text searches can be performed by the reader.
The search can be on the current page, current article, group of articles or the whole magazine.
• PAL and NTSC standards are both catered for.
Ratlng:98% lCK 2 DESKTOP VIDEO P Source: Anglia PD Anglia Public Domain produce a number of "packages” of targeted PD, aimed at putting as many relevant and related PD programs on to a set of disks as possible. Desktop Video Pack 2 is a collection of four disks for just £3.96, which works out at the standard Anglia price of 99p per disk.
You can get a printed manual for a further £2.99 - and it’s well worth the extra. There are 50 pages of small-print text, starting with an introduction to the pack as a whole and moving on to the “readme” files for each of the main programs. And main programs galore are provided on the four disks: 12 are detailed in the manual, and some of these are collections of three or four small utilities. The 12 in the collection are:
• Smovie - a general purpose video titler.
• QED - a text editor for creating titles etc.
• Virus Checker- for peace of mind.
• ShoWiz- a slideshow program, which can also incorporate text
and sound.
• SportsText- a video titler which quickly enables you to display
100 or so different pre-defined titles, which is particularly
useful for on-the-fly titling of sports events and suchlike.
• TV Graphics - clip art that is likely to be useful in the video
environment.
• The Introducer- used to create scrolling demos.
Just give it an IFF picture, a sound file, and the text you want to appear, and the program does the rest.
• VTOT- Video Tools On Tap is a test pattern generator.
• ShadowMaker - a font shadow generator, which converts fonts
into colour fonts with anti-aliaising and shadows built in.
• InTime - overlays a rough time code on to videotape - it only
counts in seconds, not frames.
• Video Librarian - a database for keeping track of your video
collection.
• A-Graph - draws bar, line, area and pie charts.
If you use your Amiga for any sort of video work, I’d say that you can’t really do without this collection.
Congratulations to Anglia on a well-executed idea.
Rating: 94% EASYCALC Source: Roberta Smith DTP, Disk BU108 EasyCalc is just about the best shareware spreadsheet i’ve seen running on the Amiga.
It’s written by Andrew Woods and costs £15.
Registration entitles you to a copy of the most up- to-date version of the program, free upgrades, a telephone hotline for problems, and support for something called “Dreamlink", which will enable plug-in modules to be added.
Once you’ve launched it, you’ll be amazed at how easy EasyCalc is to use. If you're used to spreadsheets on platforms like Windows or the Mac you’ll have no trouble getting to grips with it.
You enter data and formulae by just typing them in
- a formula starts with an “=” sign. Typing in text will
automatically place that text in the cell - there’s no need to
signify that it’s text with a quote mark or any other
irritating protocol.
You can alter the size of columns either for one column or for the whole of the spreadsheet.
There’s a small “toolbar” above the spreadsheet area which enables you to select typestyle - bold, italic, underline or plain - and alignment - left, right or centre - without the trouble of having to go to a menu, and there are also buttons for Load, Save and Print. You can “lock” a cell so that its contents can’t be changed, and you can also select the number of decimal places that are displayed.
Inserting rows and columns is no problem, and all formulae ceil references are retained - you don’t have to go through altering them all to take a new column into account. If you copy a formula and paste it into another location, the cell references are automatically adjusted. This is called "relative” cell referencing: if you want “absolute” references to be copied and pasted, you can have that, too.
The only real problem I found was that I couldn’t get numbers to centre or left-align - they insisted on sitting at the right of the column. Even with that complaint, though, this really is an excellent program. It’s nice to see programmers deciding that their shareware should compete on equal terms with full commercial programs. You should certainly check EasyCalc out if you’re considering splashing out on a commercial package - you may well find that this does the job perfectly well.
Rating: 92% BBASE III Source: Fish Disk 860 A long time ago I enthused about bBase II, a database program that actually did the job with no fuss, no mess and a fair amount of elegance. Now Current ftle Nine : I Recipes None i¦«i¦ ¦ ¦,i¦ i i Citagory . Main Ingredient .... Located ¦*¦¦ . ¦ . ¦ *«¦ Already Served to .. (oments .... Record Hither : F1I to Enter Data «*6D Use the Cursor Keys or Moose to nove Return to Change Data KB through the records Bbase III Is one of the best PD databases available - ltfs easy to use and powerful.
That the program has been updated to version III, it has become shareware and has had a vast number of extra features added.
The program on Fish disk 860 is a demo version - it can read databases of up to 600 records and save only up to 30 records. However, other than that it has no restrictions - so you can start to create your database while waiting for your shareware fee to be processed.
The program’s most annoying shortcoming is that you can only have a maximum of nine fields per record. However, you can also choose to have a “notes” field, where you can store up to 16 lines of extra text for each record - so suddenly the field limitation isn’t so bad. The database is limited to a maximum of 1,250 records or a file size of 310K, whichever comes first.
PUBLIC DOMAIN 15 There are no real layout options either, but again this isn’t too bad - bBase III isn’t really designed to be a graphical animal, it’s there simply to hold your data. On the other hand, there’s a “tag records” feature, the ability to sort on any field, a fast search and many other options which make this a program well work checking out. You can even encrypt a file so that users without the correct password can’t access it.
If you’re after a database with not too much in the way of graphical frills but is powerful and easy to use, bBase III may be the one for you.
Rating: 91% JCGRAPH Source: Fish Disk 760 In JcGraph, Jeane-Cristophe Clement has created a powerful business graph creation package that saves its images in a variety of formats, including EPS, IFF ILBM, Geo 3D and AegisDraw 2000.
The program takes data from a plain ASCII text file and creates 2D and 3D graphs in formats such as pie charts, line, bar and stack charts and so on.
The resulting graphs can be rotated about all three axes, and the perspective can be changed. It doesn’t provide for titling or graduated backgrounds, but these can be added in other drawing packages afterwards.
The package is shareware, and costs $ 47 Canadian. The demo version on Fish disk 760 is restricted in that it limits data to 3 by 3 values, and will not save the graphs. It works on an interlaced, NTSC-sized screen, so you really need a monitor to use the program.
When you’ve loaded a graph type (plenty are available) and some data, you will have three windows on screen: a preview window, a line-image of the graph and a data entry window from which you can select rotation and perspective parameters. This can be done either by typing in values, or by moving the slider gadgets - as you do this, the line drawing of the graph moves, so you can see exactly what it will look like.
This really is a powerful program. To anyone who needs to prodluce business graphics on their Amiga, $ 47 is a small price to pay.
Rating: 92% This is just a sample of the kind of seriously useful programs being released all the time on to the Amiga public domain and shareware scene. If you want to learn about the latest and best of them, and exactly where you can get them, then you want Amiga Shopper. CD 16 SUBSCRIPTIONS I I T ¦ AMIGA
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This month we kick off with a featuryg how to install software on to your hard-drive (if you are lucky enough to have otu B then we are into the reviews proper. H H There is quite an amazing month, from the best value A1200 we have ever seen, thntgh the graphically wonderful DistarfSuns which is responsible for the nice grave Of) this page, through to a software hard jpre combination which can actually help you wctepfit.
There is quite a big CD preNnce In the mag this month, commodore may haba launched CD for the A1200, but we look at a cd Av fan any Zonro-compatible Amiga and a cunning device which allows Amiga to use their Amiga CD32s as a CD-ROM drive. H We know that you are just as keen on CD-ROM technology as we are, and i really can't wait to see the first serious applications software for the Amiga on CD. As usual, the reviews are followed by PD, workbench and some great tutorials.
So as you can see, we have, as'always, a whole collection of authoritative information for you, to keep you going for another month.
Remember, only people who know how the Amiga works and why people use ft are allowed to put fingers to the keyboard for us. But, if you think we've got it wrong, write in and let me know at the editorial address. Nick veitch obvious desk-space reclaimed, is to have more ZomHII slots. But £2,000? I desperately need the desk space, but I'm off down the road instead to buy a £300 desk that has a shelf underneath it.
Never mind the Tower, look at the price of the A4000 in general. Any fool can see that it is way too expensive. I'm sure Commodore are telling the truth when they say that overheads mean that the A4000 has to be the price it is, but that does not change the fact that it is still too expensive.
Add a monitor in with the price and we're getting close to reasonable. Acid at least 4Mb of memory in with the price and we're getting close to competitive. Add a 240Mb hard drive in with the price and we've got a machine that is difficult to resist. But Commodore say It cannot be done.
I say it must be done. ACE will not save the high-end Amiga computer from oblivion. Neither will the ever-present promise of something better (and even more expensive) to come. But perhaps Commodore are no longer interested in the high- end Amiga. Perhaps Commodore are happy to remain a company that produces the best games machines. Perhaps Commodore are worrying about what other companies may be doing to upstage the CD32. Perhaps, like my boss, Commodore doesn't give a toss and is only interested in money.
JEFF WALKER This month, micro-powered Mr walker asks if high-end Amiga users are expected to pay too much.
AM ACE IM THE PACK?
If I could convince my boss to pay for me to travel to the ACE (Amiga Centre of Excellence) in Pentrefoelas in North Wales, or to the one in Drury Lane in London, what am I going to learn? That the Amiga is better than a PC? Better than a Mac?
My boss doesn't give a toss about better. He wants to know if it will run Word for Windows. Not because it is the best word processor there is, but because it is the only one he has ever heard of.
I tell him yes, probably, but the hardware and software required to emulate a 486 is not 100 per cent foolproof and will cost extra. And anyway, I stupidly blurt out if he wants us to run Word for Windows he would be better off buying some Pcs.
Of adding CD-ROM to your system. ns 5.0 The Power scanner is out of thif world.
|r the masses, and you don't even need a AnTftlMMjting way to access CD-ROM from any Amiga.
Power ScaMR v4 The latest version of the all-round best mono hand scanner.
Vertex can create some pretty stunning models.
F. rc.Phfl-p' Vertex 1 3D modelling and manipulation made easy.
Microvitec monitor " * suhail j We test the industry's answer to the CBM monitor shortage.
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Get fit with your Amiga and the help of this hardware software Oh bugger! That's tom it. He's latched straight on to that statement and exclaims astonishment that Word for Windows is not available for the Amiga. Now he wants to know if there's an Amiga word processor that's just as good.
I remind him that the main thing we want to use computers for is all kinds of graphics, video, multimedia, and publishing and that a word processor is just one small link in the chain.
I remind him that the Amiga is famed for graphics excellence.
How much? Keeping a level voice I inform him that every bare workstation - computer, monitor, large hard drive and enough memory - is going to cost about £2,000. He laughs at me.
He's now convinced that my trip was wasted.
It really doesn't matter that the Amiga is better, he says that millions of other people are proving every day that it (whatever it' is) can be done on another computer that doesn't appear to cost anywhere near as much as the Amiga.
The bottom line is almost always money with my boss. And the Amiga, whether or not the new Amiga Centres of Excellence can prove their case for superiority, is too damn expensive.
Look at the price of the new A4000 Tower.
£2,000? Without hard drive? Without monitor? Who is going to buy it? Why would anyone want to buy it? The only reason I can think of, apart from the lOl fTi MAY 1 994 INSTALLING SOFTWARE lounted disks: Uni m DF0 fll ¦ID2 ¦ID3 Size Used 187K 187 14M 25862 879K 1711 70M 141388 80H 163297 159H 316438 WHAT IF THE SUPPLIED SCRIPT FAILS?
It is common to find some software supplied with its own installation routines which is usually an AmigaDOS script Sometimes this works fine, but occasionally things go wrong. A frequent cause of errors is the assumption that a hard drive has a certain name, which isn’t always the case. To check what your hard drive is called, open a Shell and enter: info [return] Under the column marked Unit you should see a list of devices, which includes your floppy drive (s), your RAM disk and your hard drive. Most hard drives exist as two or more partitions with names such as HDO: and HD1:. To help you
organise your data, the drives are partitioned into two parts to give the impression of two separate drives.
When you run the hard drive installation script, if you get an error message such as No Drive HD1:, it is probably because you don't actually have a hard drive called HD1:. Your drive might actually be called DH1: instead. It is important that you don’t get confused by the names. A single drive can have two names: its physical name (the HDO: or DH1:) and its logical name (Workbench,Brian_the_Disk, or Work). There are two ways to solve this naming problem. The first solution is to rename your hard drive using the MOST MEW COMMERCIAL computer software comes with an extremely effective
click-and-go hard drive installation option. Once you have answered a few questions all you have to do is keep feeding in the floppies until everything is finished. It sounds easy and it is.
Unfortunately, there are times when life isn’t this simple, because you don’t have access to an idiot-proof installer, especially if your software is a few years old or if it came from the Public Domain.
In a lot of cases you can simply drag the icon across from the floppy disk to the hard drive and run it. In fact, with versions of Workbench 2.0 and above you can even drag the floppy icon itself, and it will be automatically turned into a drawer. This technique is fine if the software is totally self-contained, and it doesn’t require any extra external files, but you won’t be this lucky all the time.
Getting all your software on to a nice new hard disk might not be quite as easy as you think. John Kennedy guides you around some potential pitfalls.
HDToolbox program, but this can lead to other problems. You might be tempted to alter the partition size at the same time (and so delete all existing data) or perform a Low Level Format for the hell of it (and so permanently destroy your hard drive).
The second solution is much more clever, but requires another bash at the Shell. Open it up and type: Assign DHO: HDO: This creates a logical name (HDO:) which just happens to point to the original drive (DHO:). If you click on Retry in the Error requester the script should be able to make another attempt and this time get it right Obviously you will have to change the names to suit your particular set up. Check what your drives are really called by using the Info Shell command as shown in the previous example.
WHAT IF THERE ISN'T A SCRIPT?
If there isn’t a special installation script, and dragging the icon from the floppy to the hard disk doesn’t seem to work, it could be because the program needs some files which are present on the floppy, but not on the hard Here is the list of devices connected with this Amiga. Although there might appear to be four separate hard drives (HDO:, HD1:, HD2: and HD3:) there are actually only two, but they have both been partitioned into two logical drives.
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When you run SnoopDos it opens a window on the Workbench, and watches what goes on. Every time a program tries to open a library or another file, SnoopDos displays it. If the process fails, you can be pretty sure that it’s being caused by the latest file in the SnoopDos display and you can then copy the specific one across.
Sometimes everything appears to be fine until you turn off your Amiga, and restart the installed program. The program may load, but the Amiga displays the error message: Can’t Find File So-And-So, or: Please Insert Volume Thingy. The chances are that this problem can be fixed very easily by using an drive. Typically, a program might want to make use of a code library, some special fonts, or a unique AmigqDOS device. These sound fearsomely complicated, but they simply require a bit of Shell ing to sort out.
An error message along the lines of: Can’t Open Plopsoft.library, or: Error Opening Plop Font, is a dead giveaway, but some other programs simply flash the screen and disappear. The first thing to check is that you have copied all the files from the floppy to the hard drive, so use ShowAll Files from the Workbench menu. If some extra files appear, such as PlopSoftdat, copy them across and try again.
You should see icons for the C, Libs and the other directories appearing, but there is no need to drag these over all at once. Indeed, this might not even work. Instead, open the Shell and get a directory listing of the floppy drive’s library drawer. This is easy to do - simply type: dir dfO:libs at the Shell. Now look at the library drawer on the hard drive in the same way: INSTALLATION CHECK LIST If you think you have copied a program across from a floppy disk to your hard disk but it's not working, check out following:
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Ttfa program crashes with a requester stating: Can't Find Such-And-Such, you're lucky - it's only a matter of copying the file from the floppy disk to the hard disk and trying again. You might need to re-set the Amiga before you can try again.
§ There are programs which simply cannot be installed on to a hard disk.
Games and demos in particular are difficult to copy because many use a cusdir libs: tom bootblodc on their floppy disks. You can check for this quite easily - if after booting Workbench, you pop the suspect disk into the drive and get an NDOS message, you know you are stumped. Basically, if you can't doubledick on the disk and drag icons across there is nothing more you can do.
9 Don't blindly replace libraries • always check you are using the most up-to- date version you have. You can check on the version number by opening a Shell and entering: version libraryname library.
Make sure that you only copy files with a higher version number over older programs, and remember that you need to reset your Amiga before the new libraries come into effect
• Some programs come on several floppy disks. You might to create
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Assign statement. We have already used Assign to create a logical device to fool the installer, but very often a program needs its own logical device to find essential files.
For example, imagine you have a program called SuperPlop, which came on a floppy disk called Plop, but when you install SuperPlop to the hard drive and run it, you get the error: Please Insert Volume Plop In Any Drive. If you stick the original floppy disk in the drive it works, even though you have copied all the necessary files across. To fix this, edit the s:user-startup file (or s:StartupII on Workbench 1.3) and add the following line: This assumes you have created a drawer called Plop on your hard drive (which I’ve assumed is called DHO:) and put the SuperPlop program in there.
If you get the error message: Can’t Cancel Assign, then it’s probably because the original floppy is still known to the system. All you have to do in this situation is remove it and try again. 5 Icon i Toob New Drawer €E N Open Parent Close dK Update Select Contents dA Clean Up d Snapshot SnoopDos at play. The Public Domain program displays what is going on when you load a program. It is useful for installing stubborn software on to hard drives.
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(T- THE DIFFERENCE THAT fit ting a new card into the A1200’s trapdoor can make is staggering.
Although the standard 68020 processor in the A1200 was considered quite butch a year or so ago, it’s now starting to show its age. It’s roughly equivalent to a PC with a 286 processor, and if that means anything to you, you’ll know it’s not quite the bee’s knees. As a result, an unexpanded A1200 can crawl a bit - especially with the dawn of new era of page publishing software.
Adding extra Fast RAM usually makes a huge improvement, but for best results you really need to add a new and faster processor. This is quite straightforward; but the fact that there is only one trapdoor means that it is essential to get it right first.
The main problem up to now has only been one of economics, because the options are not cheap. Both the GVP and Microbotics cards are pricy, and when the cost of a decent 4Mb SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module) is included - essential to take full advantage of the processor’s speed - it all starts to be prohibitive.
MAY I 994 ACCELERATOR CARD The German company M-Tec have decided to cut out the extras, and offer a budget 68030 card at a sensible price. The replacement CPU chips aren’t clocked at staggering speeds (28MHz), but neither do they cost the earth. Also missing is a battery-backed clock (so what?) And you can’t replace the trapdoor lid. Perhaps with a bit of judicious pruning the lid could be coaxed back into place, but unless you move your Amiga around a lot, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Fitting the card is simple, the hardest part for me was trying to replace a small circuit jumper which accidentally dropped off a set of unknown pins. I got it right with my second guess, and when I flicked the power switch the benefits were noticeable immediately.
The A1200 has a processor-driven hard drive IDE interface as standard, which means the faster the processor, the faster the drive works. With the M-Tec card in 6802 0 Fast Ram 68030 FPU PROCESSORS BY NUMBERS Alt of the processors used in the various models of Amiga are manufactured by Motorola, and are members of the 680x0 family. The first Amigas used the 68000 processor, but from the A1200 onwards the more modem 68020 has become the entry level device.
The 68020 is better than the 68000 for several reasons - it's a proper 32-bit processor, it runs faster, it can be clocked faster, and it can support an FPU - but the 68030 is even more powerful. It has all the benefits of the 68020 plus a few more besides with larger speed-up caches, several more instructions and more power.
The 68030 is available in an economy or EC version, which comes without a memory management unit (MMU). The original A4000 030 came with an 68030EC as standard, clocked at 25MHz.
The M-Tec card uses a full MMU-enabled 68030, which opens up some useful options for power users. For starters, programs such a Gigamem need an MMU to provide virtual memory, a technique which enables hard disk space to be used as system memory, and 4Mb of hard drive is a lot cheaper than a 4Mb SIMM.
Virtual memory is incredibly useful if you use a lot of 24-bit pictures - in fact, rumour has it that Gigamem was written especially for Art Department Pro users.
An MMU is also essential for serious software development. With a program called Enforcer, the MMU can be used to 'fence in' a test program, to make sure it doesn’t try to overwrite other areas of memory.
Finally, the MMU can be used to re-map the Amiga's ROM-based Operating System into RAM. Because the extra 32-bit Fast RAM works faster that ROM, this produces a slight increase in speed.
John Kennedy, who recently spent a fair amount of money on an A40QQ 3Q discovers that the new M-Tec accelerator card can give his A12QG the speed and power of the big box Amiga, and more.
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Here's a pretty good benchmark - the Syslnfo program. Run a
copy of this freely distributable program on your Amiga and
compare the results. If it makes you feel any better, my
A4000 030 'only' returned 4.48 Mips (millions of instructions
per second) and 0.72 Flops (millions of floating point
operations per second).
Place, it took less than half the usual time for the Workbench to load from my sluggish Seagate hard drive and checks showed that the drive was working extremely quickly: a very nice bonus.
This little card had improved the speed of the A1200 to the extent that it now runs faster than my rather expensive A4000 030 dream machine! The extra memory means that intensive programs have some more room to breath (I’ve decided that 6Mb of RAM is a good minimum) and the extra processing power gives the A1200 some real welly.
If you use 3D programs, such as Imagine or Real 3D, you will definitely notice an increase in rendering times, and games such as Frontier seem like new.
At this price, the M-Tec card is a bargain. You want the speed of an A4000? No problem - buy an M-Tec today.
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Like most cards for the A1200, the M-Tec T1230 has a socket for a maths co-processor, also known as a Floating Point Unit or FPU. All an FPU does is sums - but it can do them extremely quickly. Even more quickly than Carol Voordeman on Countdown, who by the way, has an IQ of 167.
A standard 68020 68030 doesn't understand much in the way of arithmetic beyond simple addition and subtraction, therefore for really tricky sums, the Amiga needs to use special library routines.
These routines are really programs in their own right which means they take time to execute. On the other hand, the FPU is built to do sums, and so if a program is designed to take advantage of an FPU, it works more quickly when one is present.
FPU chips are available in different speeds and work independently of the speed of the main processor. However, if an FPU is clocked faster than the main processor, the slight performance increase means that the money you have spent is hard to justify.
Clock CLOCK NOT FOUND DMR Gfx BA ALICE - 2Meg Mode PALlHigh Res Display RA LISA CRIP CPU MHz 68830 29000 FPU 68882 MMU 68030 (ENABLED) VBR $ 00000000 Connent Couabunga!
Horiz Khz 15.60 Eclock Hz 709379 Ratisey rev $ 43 Gary rev $ D1 Card Slot YES 9ert Hz 50 Supply Hz 50 The supplied testing software put to work on the beefed up A1200 (bottom) and the standard A4000 030 (top).
Unfortunately these results aren't wholly accurate because the image grabbing process itself took some processor time, but the fact that the M-Tec card runs faster than the A4000 should be evident.
“ Every A1200 needs some extra memory in order to unleash its true potential. Add one of these cards and you will create an A4.000* beating monster machine. 99 A photocopied diagram in German does not constitute a manual. This is bound to change, but all you need to do is plug it in, so you can't go wrong.
ACCESSIBILITY § § § » I'd prefer to be able to take the card out every once in a while so I can learn to appreciate it better.
No clock, so expansion and only one SIMM socket. Cheap and cheerful, VALUE ••••• The M-Tec's excellent price makes it a serious alternative to memory- only expansions.
Power Computing 0234 273000 PRICE £159 with no RAM £319 with 4Mb of RAM 90% VERDICT “FOR THE AMIGA A500 500+ £59.99
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If you enter a command without a filename, then a file requester is displayed.
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+3035 GALAGA DELUXE Souped Up Galaga 92!
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KlUN*" leim m Mo t* of it oisrt sn:ii wj lie In BY MOW YOU will no doubt be itching to get into the wonderful world of CD-ROM. It’s definitely the up and coming thing, but Commodore have still not announced any solid plans for a CD-ROM drive for the big box Amigas such as the A3000 and A4000.
Fortunately, German hardware wizards BSC have come up with a solution in the form of the Tandem CD and IDE controller. This is a Zorro II card, so you will need an Amiga with these slots, such as the A2000, A3000 or A4000.
The Tandem is only about a third of the size of a normal Zorro card, which means that it hangs somewhat precariously from the slot, because you cannot fix it to the plates at the rear of the machine.
There is a slim chance it could work its way out and touch the card below, but if you put a small piece of plastic between the two cards there should be no problem.
Before you can get anywhere with this card, you are going to need a CD-ROM drive. This controller is designed to work with Mitsumi devices, and BSC don’t guarantee that it will work with any other type of drive. Although Mitsumi devices aren’t widely advertised in Amiga Format, they are available from many dealers who advertise in PC mags such as PC Plus.
Big box Amiga owners who cant wait for Commodore to come up with a CD-ROM controller should take a good look at the Tandem, says Richard Baguley.
0 1 TiMwCiruttll futt, 3*1 K fr . 47 K in u t«rc*Ph»to(l ? I FuyCP The list price of the drive we tested, the FXOOID, is £199, although expect to pay around £176.25 from a dealer. You can also use the Mitsumi LU005, which costs £117 (for both try Phoenix, 0532 350091).
The speed at which data is transferred depends, as you would expect, on the speed of the CD drive, but the controller fully supports double speed drives, so you can expect to get about 300K a second out of a double speed mechanism such as the FXOOID. This means that the drive will double the speed at which the disk spins, thus doubling the rate at which the data is read from the CD.
The controller also incorporates an IDE interface, so you can add another hard disk or a removable disk such as the IDE Syquest from Power Computing (0234 843388). The CD-ROM drive and the IDE drive can be used at the same time, and the Syquest achieved a respectable data transfer rate of 1.2Mb per second on this controller. But remember, you can’t boot up from the CD-ROM or the IDE drive because this controller only adds devices during the startup sequence.
The controller is also accompanied by a solitary floppy disk, which contains all of the drivers and other items you need to get running. This includes an install program to make sure everything is in the right place on your disk.
Among the utilities are an audio CD player and a program that enables you to load and eject Cds from Workbench by clicking on a button. Although a hard disk isn’t vital, it is definitely recommended.
At the moment, the driver does not support multi-session Cds, but BSC have promised this as a free upgrade in the near future. This will really only be useful for Photo Cds which have had more than one set of pictures put on to them, so it’s no great problem.
The only really depressing aspect of this interface is the fact that you get a PC- compatible interface bundled with the drive, which is completely useless for Amiga users. However, it does make a nice piece of abstract sculpture if you jump up and down on it a few times.
The Tandem is only £70, and the combination of this and a comparatively cheap CD-ROM drive make it a real alternative to a SCSI CD-ROM drive. It might also find a place in your set up if your SCSI bus is full, or if you want to add another hard disk to your A4000, but already have two fitted.
Fully supports double speed CD-ROM drives, and the IDE interface is no slouch either.
MANUAL §§• A few read me files on the disk give you all the stuff you need, but it's very easy to install.
ACCESSIBILITY § •§ All of the necessary cables are included, so you just have to plug it in and you're off.
FEATURES • • • • Does its job without any fuss and bother. The utilities are very useful.
Value mmmm A CD-ROM and IDE interface in one package for this price can't be bad, although PC owners get the CD-ROM one for free.
VERDICT “ The Tandem is a low- cost CD-ROM interface which works well and has the added benefit of a very fast IDE controller for hard disks or removable media. The only problem might be finding a supplier of IDE CD-ROM drives."
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The dust rings of the planet Saturn as viewed from a hovering position.
DISTRIBUTOR Meridian 081-543 3500 PRICE £69.95 RELEASE Out now Not only are all the constellations clearly marked, but notable stars have text comments associated with them.
THE UNIVERSE IS a large place.
From the swirling vortices of the Milky Way to the outer reaches of NGC1796, mankind has always had an urge to explore the great void with every means at his disposal. From Galileo’s simple lenses to the vast bulk of Hubble, greedy eyes have scanned the windows of the heavens looking for the light from distant suns.
However, they didn’t really need to bother with all that, because Distant Suns is a rather excellent piece of software for the Amiga. Never mind if you live in the middle of a big city and all you can see when you look up at the sky at night is the orange glow of the motorway lights reflected on a low bank of smog - you can see the universe on screen.
ASTRONOMY DOMINE Because the viewing date can be set anywhere from 4,713 BC to 10,000AD, you can display the night sky as it would have appeared at any time in history or at any time in the future.
Imagine setting the date to around 10 minutes BC and selecting Bethlehem as your location, or perhaps even popping back a few years to witness Hailey's Comet or the Jupiter Effect when all the planets lined up.
Distant Suns is a sort of home planetarium. It has information on over 10,000 astronomical objects, including stars, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.
All you have to do is enter the time and date, the latitude and longitude of your location, and the direction in which you wish to look, and the display will show you the night sky.
Obviously this is pleasant to look at, but it is also rather useful for astronomers.
The stars are not fixed, they migrate across Space is big. It’s so big people have written books about it. Nick veitch helps you to explore it from the comfort of your Amiga.
The sky (albeit very slowly), so if you try to take a look at a particular object, especially with a high-powered telescope which gives you a limited angle of view, it helps to know roughly where to point it.
By clicking on a star or another astral body, a little box appears giving information such as its name, distance from Earth, type and magnitude. Some star clusters even have small thumbnail pictures associated with them, so you can tell whether you are really looking at the Megallanic cloud or just a smudge on the lens.
Even better, if you are a keen astronomer, you can attach your own IFF files to stars. If you had a camera attachment to your telescope and a hand scanner, you could easily keep a pictorial representation of your nightly findings.
One of the more useful features of the software is the What’s Up guide to the coming weeks. This gives detailed information about the rising and setting of all the planets plus information about any meteor storms or astronomical objects of interest that are on the way.
Of course, Distant Suns has been around for some time, but this version is more than just an AGA update. There are lots of new features, such as the inclusion of data from the Hubble space telescope and the new 3D planetary rendering system. There was a time when Distant Suns was challenged by Carina Software’s Voyager. That time has passed.
44 The excellent Distant Suns gives you the power to explore and understand the universe, I have never felt more confident in awarding an Amiga Format Cold to a piece of software. M manual mmmmm Although it is only an A5 ringbound job, the manual is excellent and goes far beyond demonstrating how to use the software.
ACCESSIBILITY • •§ The menu options are a bit overwhelming at f irst, and many of them could have been replaced by a panel with check boxes on it.
Value mmmmm The Galaxy is all yours for the price of a couple of games. Distant Suns is outstanding value.
SPEED » Considering the calculations which must be made, the screen refreshes are fast - less than a second.
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Copying a file from the CD32 to the Amiga is done in the CLIesque environment of Twin Express using the standard AmigaDOS commands.
Twin Express_ .. ______ : Provides basic data about Twin Express and registration.
LP CABLE : Indicates the wiring details of the serial cable.
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The CD32 Connection Kit enables you to connect the two machines (it works with all Amigas) and copy information between them. Of course, you may wonder why you would want to copy files from your CD32 to your Amiga. If you have both machines, why not just use your CD32 discs on the CD32 and your floppies on your Amiga?
Certainly, there is no point copying CD32 games to the Amiga and there are few, if any, commercial programs such as word processors or paint packages on CD.
However, there are a lot of PD programs on CD that are more suited to the Amiga than the CD32, and it is for copying these between the two machines that the CD32 Connection Kit really comes into its own.
The kit is composed of a cable which plugs into the keyboard port of the CD32 and an extension cable which connects this to the serial port of the Amiga. You could just use the short cable, but this would mean having the CD32 jammed right next to the Amiga.
Once these are plugged in, to set up you have to change some of the parameters of the serial port. This requires a com ms program such as Terminus on the CD32 side, therefore you need a CD which contains this before you can get any further. This program is on, amongst others, Al mathera’s CDPD 3.
The com ms program is then used to copy a set of programs into the RAM disk of the CD32, which sets up a RAD (Recoverable RAM Disk) and gets the connection running. This RAD disk survives when the machine reboots, but not when you switch it off, which is a good thing given the CD32’s annoying habit of rebooting whenever you change discs. This means that you can access discs which don’t have any comms software on them, or even Photo Cds or PC CD-ROMs.
Although you can copy files from the CD32 to the Amiga, you can’t use them on the Amiga when they are running on the CD32. Instead, you have to copy the files from one machine to another using the CLIesque interface of Twin Express and then use it from there. You copy a file by entering a line such as : COPY -CD0:VISTA WESTPOINT.DEM RAM: The real botdeneck in this process is, as you would expect, the serial link between the two machines. This runs at the pretty fast speed of 57,600 bits per second, but it’s nowhere near the speed of a link such as a SCSI interface, as the figures in the
Transfer Times box (above) reveal. It’s the slowest of the options, with an approximate transfer speed of around 10K a second. If you are dealing with a big file, this could take a significant time to copy.
Although this product may be overtaken by the launch of the A1200 CD-ROM drive (see news story on page 24), it’s still a pretty simple way of connecting together an Amiga and a CD32.
The CD32 Connection Kit is not particularly fast or overly elegant to use, but it does work, and it’s a lot cheaper than buying another CD-ROM drive if you already have a CD32 and an Amiga.
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It’s slim, black and white and fits in the palm of your hand. Nick veitch casts an eye over the latest version of Power Computing s scanner.
There are three main parts to the software: scanning, editing and processing.
The scanning screen is fairly simple, as it should be. The software reads all the settings for resolution and dithering direct from the hand scanner unit and it is possible to connect virtually any type of hand scanner and get a result from the software.
THE CHEAPEST, MOST effi- cient and for many people, the only scanning solution is a hand scanner.
Manually powered, the scan head is dragged across an image while a scanning head underneath the unit illuminates and digitises the subject matter underneath.
Hand scanners have come a long way since they were first introduced in the PC market nearly 10 years ago, but the difficulty with hand scanners is keeping the scanning rate constant.
This is measured by a roller on the underside of the scanner which is con- God bless her! This nected to some opto-electronics. These scan shows the detail , . . R , that can be obtained work in the same way as a mouse, and from a 400 dpi scan.
The standard one supplied handles resolutions from 100 to 400 dpi in 100 dpi increments and has four internal modes of dithering. The only thing you have to set is the area to be scanned. The width of the image is constrained by the size of the scanner, but the height is only determined by how much memory you have spare. A read out of how much memory the raw image takes is displayed in a gadget on the screen.
The edit screen allows cutting, pasting and the basic features of any art package.
You are probably much better off doing any drastic touch-up jobs in a proper paint package such as Dpaint, but the edit screen is still useful for cropping areas of interest.
The processing software handles conversions to greyscale, which involves a rather cunning reverse dithering process which works incredibly well. Greyscales can be created with 16, 64 or 256 levels, although the highest of these is only dis- playable on AGA machines. When an image is converted to greyscale it loses pixel size, so be aware of this before you scan an image for specific dimensions.
Images can also be given skews, lightened, darkened, have their contrast changed or be turned into base reliefs.
On the whole the software is much more advanced than previous versions and the entire package is a bit of a bargain, although some aspects are a bit clumsy, in particular the way the different control screens are accessed.
RELEASE Out now SPEED •§§• Converting the images between modes can be a lengthy process, but is no slower than other software.
MANUAL ••• The manual is well presented and attractively produced. It also contains a lot of useful information.
ACCESSIBILITY ••• The hardest part is disciplining yourself to read the manual before you play with your new toy.
FEATURES §§ I A stunning array of processing and editing features. The greyscale conversion routines work a treat.
VALUE §•§§ At this price the Power Scanner v4 is undoubtedly the pick of the mono hand scanners.
The software update is a step forward, although it can be a bit unstable at times and more work will need to be done on the user interface. This is still far and away the best mono hand scanner for the Amiga. 99 84% MAY 1 994 3D CONVERSION PROGRAM 3D conversion and modelling program St Heckner Graf ik Prima Technologies 0532 311738 PRICE £90 All of these trees were generated in Vertex and then loaded into Imagine where I added some colour and a texture or two.
RELEASE Out now Building objects from scratch within Vertex is easy, thanks to its wide assortment of powerful tools.
You can even load in your existing objects and do cruel and unusual things to them.
EVERYONE WHO USES a ray- tracer has a favourite 3D program. Some will swear by Imagine, while others won’t cast a virtual light on anything except Lightwave. Whatever your fixation, some programs are better at some things than others. The problem comes when you want to use an object in two different programs, but they save objects in different ways. This is where Vertex 2 comes in.
Vertex is loosely based on a Shareware program, but the author has decided to make the move to commercial software. It supports a variety of 3D programs (including Imagine, Lightwave and 3D Professional), although some of them can only be saved and others are only partially supported, so some of the attributes may be lost Vertex needs a lot of memory, especially when you are dealing with large objects. I had to assign the program more than 12Mb of memory to load some of the objects I regularly use. The manual recommends a minimum of 2Mb, but this isn’t realistic if you are dealing with
objects with more than a few hundred points.
Vertex also has a problem converting objects to Lightwave format from Imagine: they come out with holes in them. This is Have you built a spaceship in Lightwave that you want to render in imagine?
Richard Baguley examines a 3D object conversion program that can do just that.
Because Imagine can only deal with triangular faces, while Lightwave can have any number of edges to a face.
A similar program, Accutrans 3D, has the same problem, so it is not specific to Vertex, Vertex also refused to save out an object which was composed of several different parts, although Accutrans 3D ($ 60 £40 reviewed A 52, 80 per cent,) combined these into one object and saved it out.
A unique aspect of Vertex is its ability to build fractal trees. All you need are a few parameters which control the branching of the tree, and the program generates a convincing tree or flower, including leaves.
Save this out, add some colour and a texture or two and you have the beginnings of a rather nice-looking forest.
Vertex occupies a curious middle ground between a 3D modelling program and conversion program. There are certainly a number of very powerful modelling tools, including Bezier curves.
These are extremely useful when producing organic-looking objects (such as whales, dogs or even magazine editors).
Even so, I think it unlikely that any raytrac- ing buff would choose to abandon the Imagine Detail Editor or the Lightwave modeller in favour of this program.
The conversion side of Vertex 2 is powerful, with support for a range of different programs, although it would have been good to see support for non-Amiga programs such as 3D Studio and Alias.
If you want a program purely for this purpose, I’d recommend Accutrans 3D over Vertex, even though you can’t display the objects being converted with Accutrans, and you can’t manipulate them.
The program still seems to be bugged, because it crashed my machine several times, which is annoying if you are running other programs in the background. It also hung a couple of times when trying to load objects. Although there are some undeniably useful and powerful tools in this program, Vertex 2 tries to be two things and doesn’t quite achieve either.
* * Vertex 2 is a not completely successful cross between a 3D
modelling program and a conversion program.
It contains some very useful and powerful features, but there are also a number of annoying bugs. 99 value m mm More expensive than Accutrans 3D, but it does have more tools for manipulating and creating objects than many modelling programs.
ACCESSIBILITY §§•• The interface is very well designed, and is easy to work with. The screen redraws quickly.
MANUAL • • • Suffers from translation problems which make it difficult reading. There are no tutorials for converting objects.
Powerful tools for manipulating and creating objects, including Bezier curves. Combines many of the best tools from different programs.
Conversion of objects is slower than with Accutrans, but the tools for manipulating objects are very fast.
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Until now many people have chosen the Commodore 1940 or 1942 as their first monitor. But the 1940 has now been discontinued and stocks of the 1942 are in short supply. So, there would seem to be a gap in the market for a monitor to fill the place of Commodore’s products. But is the Microvitec 1438 the one to do it?
At first glance there’s nothing hugely outstanding about the Microvitec 1438. It’s got a cream plastic case around a metal frame, but one slighdy annoying feature is Richard Baguley checks out a new alternative to the popular commodore monitors in the form of the latest offering from monitor masters Microvitec. Here's how it compares.
Microvitec The image on monitors with a lower dot pitch (and thus bigger phosphor dots) tends to look washed out and fuzzy in hires modes, but this monitor doesn’t suffer from this problem.
The picture is much brighter than most monitors I’ve come across. I have the brightness turned up to full on the 1942 I use with my A3000, but there was no need for this on the 1438.
Many people go for the Commodore 1942 when they first buy a monitor, and it’s a perfectly good choice. The dot pitch and the picture quality of the Microvitec 1438 are the same as the 1942, the image is slighdy brighter, but there isn’t really that much difference in the quality, so the main difference between the two is the price, and the Microvitec is about £30 cheaper.
Given this slighdy lower asking price, the Microvitec 1438 is well worth considering as an alternative to Commodore’s monitor offerings, the way the black comers of the screen aren’t obscured by the case, which means that the corners of your image are black, even if you are working in overscan.
The height, horizontal position, brightness, contrast and the on off controls are all on the front of the machine and a 23 to 15 way adaptor is supplied with it, so you can plug straight into the Amiga’s video port without having to buy any extra adaptors.
The power lead has a kettle socket on the end, so you can plug it into the mains through socket of the A4000, which means you can switch both the monitor and the Amiga on or off with the Amiga’s power switch. This is a small but very welcome point, because it means you are using one less plug socket.
Speakers which fit on to the side. These require an external power supply, but this is also included. Sound quality is pretty much the same as Commodore’s 1940 or 1942 monitors, although the ability to adjust the orientation of the speakers could be very welcome if you are in a room with weird acoustics.
The dot pitch of the Microvitec 1438 is
0. 28, which means that each of the phosphor dots which make
the screen image is
0. 28 of an inch across. This is the same specification as
Commodore’s 1942 monitor, and gives a very bright and strong
screen image, even when you are working in super hi-res modes.
The Microvitec 1438 easily coped with all of the modes I could throw at it from both an A3000 and A4000, including Double Pal, Super 72 and a variety of NTSC modes.
There are no speakers built into the monitor, but most dealers bundle a set of “ A very Impressive monitor, The extremely good picture quality, the strong colours and the inclusion of adjustable speakers, make this a serious competitor to the Commodore 1942. 99 CONSTRUCTION §§ • Very solidly constructed. It should stand up to the slings and arrows of outrageous treatment.
VALUE •••• It is significantly cheaper than other comparable monitors such as the Commodore 1942.
Sharp images and strong colours. The image looks particularly good in super hi-res mode.
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Confused by Ac Pra? Looking for a better way to automate image processing? Nick veitch assesses Macrosystems' solution.
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About Art Department Professional, is that all the tools for image processing that you could ever desire are there. But the interface is not entirely friendly, and there is really no provision for animations, unless you count FRED, the rather limited add-on animation program.
DESCRIPTION ADPro script driver MANUFACTURER MacroSystem (US) DISTRIBUTOR Meridian 081-543 3500 PRICE £99.99 RELEASE Out now These are the problems that Multiframe hopes to address. The program runs in conjunction with ADPro or Morph Plus, and you must have one or other of these to use it You must also have at least 1Mb of memory for Multiframe to run in, in addition to whatever memory ADPro takes up when loading the images you wish to process. It’s a good idea to run Multiframe first, because AdPro (pre 2.5 versions) simply grab all the memory they can as you load them.
By altering the spline curve, the tweening values can be given different velocities.
SPEED ttti The scripts execute pretty promptly, you are only restricted by how long it takes ADPro to process the images.
Once you begin you will find that Multi frame opts for the dull, but functional, ‘lots of buttons on the screen’ style of interface. This should not deter regular ADPro users because it is something they have had to put up with for many years.
Clicking on an operator will bring up a further requester, so you can specify parameters.
The top of the screen contains the gadgets which control the source and destination directories. If you are compositing images as you process them, you may also specify an alpha channel file and a foreground image here as well.
All the ADPro operators are invoked by clicking on one of the entries in the box on the right of the screen. Many of the operators come up with further parameter screens so you can specify values, such as the number of ripples, wave height, and so on. In many cases, you can define both start and end values, for when you are processing a sequence of images.
The values in between are calculated by Multiframe. The interpolated values can follow a straight ‘tween’ path or can be calculated along a spline curve.
ProCONTROL. Muttiframe's nearest competitor, generates scripts which are processed singly or in batches.
Unfortunately, the program is a bit unstable when you do things that it isn’t expecting - such as trying to perform an operation when you haven’t selected a destination director)'. This is a bit annoying because you are forced to shut down Multiframe losing any options that you may have set up. OK* so you shouldn’t really do it in the first place, but accidents can happen.
On the whole, though, this is an impressive piece of software which could be very useful for those involved in animation or video work. It is only really let down by a lack of polish.
The 80-page ringbound A5 manual contains all you need to know.
ACCESSIBILITY t Not the easiest piece of software in the world to master, but it's about as easy to use as the original ADPro.
FEATURES § • The ability to process sequences is useful, but it is sadly limited to one process at a time. The software would have been more powerful if it had included more versatile scripting.
VALUE • Multiframe is £30 more expensive than ProCONTROL. For this money you would probably be better off writing your own Arexx scripts.
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2. 5" Internal Hard drives for A600 and A1200 40MB ...
£119 65MB £139 65MB £149 120MB £209
170MB .. £269 209MB..... ..£329 All with 2.5'
IDE Cables CDTV ADD ON MULTIFACE CARD 3 SCANNER ALFADATA 256
Greyscale Scanners for A500 A500+ A600 A1200 A1500 A2000 A3000
new A4000 AD 105 with Touch up and merge it
software ......£l 19.95 ADI 05+ with Touch up
and merge it and OCR Software .....£169 (AD 105+ require
2MB RAM ad hard drive) ALFA COLOUR 256K 18 bit colour scanner
for all AMIGA system AD 105C £339 MIGRAPH COLOUR
BURST 262144 colour scanner with OCR ....£389 POWER
SCANNERS Power Scanner 4 (mono) .....£119
Power Scanner 4 (colour) ......£239 Power
Scanner 4 + OCR £159 Power Scanner
3..... ....£99 EPSON Epson GT6500 power scan £699 Epson
GT6500ASDG .,£789 Epson GT8000 power
scan £1199 Epson GT8000 ASDG .....*.....£1298
£34.95 ,£79.95 Disk Expander for HD and floppies GIGA MEM
Virtual memory for all Amigas with MMU .,.£39.99 .£35 A
4000 (32 BIT RAM) I
MB £49.95
2MB £69.95
4MB .. £149.95 A1200 Ram with clock upgrade-
able FAST RAM board to 1,2,4 or 8mb with optional floating
point unit 1MB no fpu .£89
2MB no fpu ...£115 4MB no
fpu ...£179 8MB no
fpu ...£359 SPU for above (also
for A4000) 20MHZ .£35
33MHZ .£79
40MHZ .....£114 50
MHZ ....£154 A600 RAM 1 MB
no dock ...£23.95 1 MB with
clock ..£39.95 A500 RAM 1 2 MB no
clock ......£14.95 1 2 with clock
£24.95 A500+ RAM A500+1MB .... ...£23.95
Simms RAM for GVP Hardrives 1 MB 32
bit ......£29.95 4MB 32
bit .....£149.95 Simms RAM for GVP
(A1230) 1 MB 64 pin .....£49.95 4 MB
64 pin .£179.95 PCMCIA CARDS
2MB £109 4MB
£169 Hard drive for A1500,
A2000, A3000 and A4000 (Spec as above) Controller
only £89 65MB with
controller ....£209 85MB with controller
..... £249 120MB with controller ..£279 200MB
with controller ..£299 250MB with
controller ..£319 340MB with
controller ..£339 420MB with
controller ..£369 540MB with
controller ..£399 New Oktagon 4008 SCSI-2
controller with up to 8MB upgrade- able for A1500, A2000,
A3000+ now A4000 Controller
only £99 170MB with
controller ..£299
340MB .....£349
540MB .....£549
1. 2 G-Byte ...... £899
2. 0 G-Byte ..£1599
4. 0 G-Byte .£2499 Amiga A500 +
A500plus IDE controller for A500 and A500+ with 8MB RAM option
for standard 2.5’ or 3.5"
P. C.compatible hard drives Controller only .....£89 65MB
with controller .... 85MB with
controller . 120MB with controller .. 3I|PE579
200MB with controller erfJ ! T...£299 250MB with control
£319 340MB with M £339 420MB fl*32j|pflrr.
....£369 54Q S wj thffRtroller
- £399 HARD DRIVES Amiga A4000 040 +
Hard drive 85MB 2+4RAM ...£1895
120MB 2+4RAM .£1919 200MB
2+4RAM .£1939 250MB 2+4RAM
£1979 340MB 2+4RAM
...£2069 420MB
2+4RAM .£2149 540MB
2+4RAM .£2299 Amiga A4000 030+
Hard drive 85MB 1+1
RAM .£899 130MB 1+1
RAM ...£969 200MB 1+1
RAM ...£999 250MB 1+1
RAM .£1039 340MB 1+1
RAM ..£1099 426MB 1+1
RAM .£1199 540MB 1+1
RAM .£1299 Amiga A1200
Computers A1200 .. ..., .....£285 A1200 +
40MB .£385 A1200
+65MB .£440 A1200 +
85MB .£465 A1200+
127MB ...£490 A1200 +
209MB ...£540 Desktop Dynamite
pack for above please add £40 Amiga CD32 Console CD32 with
four Games £289 Hewlett Packard HP 310 £239 HP 510 £260 HP 500
Colour ..,£299 HP 550
Colour ...£479 HP 1200
Colour £1399 HP 4 Loser Printer
3599 Citizen Swift 90 Colour £159 Swift 200
Colour, ...£200 Swift 240
Colour ..... £249 ProJet II
......£250 Seikosha
SP 1900 ,£124.99 SP
2400 ......£154 SL 90
..,,..£154
SL95 ...... ...,£295 Star LC
20 ...... £129 LC 100 Colour . £149 LC
200, ......£199 LC
24-30 Colour .....£229 LC
24-300 ...£299 SJ 48
BubbleJet . ,£205 Fargo Primera
Printer .... £819 DISK DRIVES MONITORS
PRINTERS Commodore 1942 .£339
Commodore 1940 . £289 Commodore
1085 .£199 Microvitec
Multisync ......£389 SVGA Monitor £199
Amitek 3.5" . £58 Power
3.5" ....£53 Cumana
3.5" .... £58 FOR A500 or A500+ A570,
..... ....£99 Multi I O card for Amiga A1500 A2000
A3000 or A4000 2 additional serial ports and 1 parallel port
£39 40MHZ A1230 OMB RAM FOR
A1200 .... ...£235 40MHZ
A1230 4MB RAM FOR Al
200 . ....£349 50MHZ
Al 230II 40MB RAM FOR Al
200 .... ....£369
50MHZ Al 230 It 4MB RAM FOR Al
200 ...£569 SCSI
Module £79 MICE AND 1 TRACKBALL
ALFADATA 290 DPI mouse ... ..£9.99 ALFADATA 400
DPI mouse ... £13.95 ALFADATA optical
mouse ... £29.99 ALFADATA optical Pen
mouse..... £34.95 ALFADATA crystal trackball ..
£29.95 GASTEINER 400 DPI mouse ... £14.95 Low Cost
Mouse ... £8 ACCESSORIES Dust
Covers ... £6 Disk Boxes
from . ..£5 Monitor
Stand £10 Real Time
Clock Al 200 .... £15 Scart
Cables .. £110 Printer
Cables £5 I Modem
Cables .. £8 1 Null
Cables .... £8 SCSI
Cables ... £8
2. 5" IDE Cable .. £10
2. 5" to 3.5" Cable .... £15 1 Auto
mouse Joystick Switch £12 99 1 Philips 8833 II
Cable ..... £10 Branded disc
(10) .....
3. 5" internal drive for Amiga A5QQ...... £49
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schedule into as many periods of activity as necessary. Try to keep your heart rate within the bandwidths shown.
Heart Rate Monitor ui.o *1993 Healthcare technology Ltd. C Start Slop 0014 Monitor Eause WORK HARDER!
CAR D I 0 sp*rt - Heart Rate Monitor If you underperform, the software will tell you with a friendly message.
Heart Does your ticker pitter-patter too lickety-split when you’re exercising? You can work it out with Nick Veitch and his fitness program.
ABOUT FOUR YEARS ago, John Kennedy beckoned me into his bedroom to show me “something real neat”.
I followed, only to find that the object of his desire was a circuit board full of small components and a long lead with a rubber sucker on the end. The purpose? To measure the wearer’s heart rate. “It’s very nice,” I said, “but what’s the point?” I now know that the point is to keep track of your fitness. When you are unfit, your heart rate increases much more when you exercise than when you are in good condition. It also takes longer to get back to normal, and when it does a normal, resting heart rate for a fit person is lower than that for an unhealthy one. K*®P abreast of your
Fortunately, the days of sticking rub- beart rate and plan a 7 1 ° realistic training ber things to your nipples are long gone programme using the and Healthcare Technology have come up Heart Track software.
Select O.K. to return to main.. load | Sauel print [ Delete!______ ¦ Heart Rati ¦ Rest iHamup Harndown Work m 15* BPW lit 151 with a slighdy more hi-tech way of solving the problem. The electrode, now in the form of two terminals sunk into a rubber strap, fastens easily over your chest using an elasticated strip. A transducer, which converts the electrical charge into a useful electronic signal, is contained in a small module, which clips on to the belt provided. The unit is not active until connected, which saves on batteries.
The signal is transmitted to a small receiver connected to the serial port of the Amiga. The software then receives a signal every time a heart beat is detected. By timing the interval between beats, you can calculate your heart rate.
In the standard monitor mode, your heart rate is displayed in big letters on the screen next to a graph which plots your heart rate against time which is useful for assessing your normal heart rate at rest and during exercise.
You plan your fitness routine in the Program section. Here you set upper and lower limits for your heart rate during an exercise period. While you are training, the software displays a graph of your heart rate together with the limits you have specified. When you move into a different set of limits (for example, when progressing from the warm-up phase into the work phase) the new lines are displayed.
If you stray outside the limits, a warning appears on screen telling you to ease up, or more likely, to work harder. At the end of the session, you can call up another graph which colour codes the different target areas and overlays your actual heart rate to show you how well you did.
The third bit of hardware is the receiver unit. You don’t have to wear it on your wrist, but performance becomes quite erratic when you are more than two metres away from it. This restricts its usefulness to exercises involving static machines, such as treadmills, cycling or rowing machines.
Aside from that, my only quibble is with the software, which could do with some polishing. For example, it could set up the heart rate limits for you, or at least give some assistance after testing your heart rate at rest and during moderate and heavy exercise.
Perhaps it could also ignore minor glitches. Being able to define bandwidths for your heart rate would prove very useful to those in training for long-distance endurance events, where sustained performance is more important than sudden bursts of power.
* * Heart Track is a very useful tool for heart monitoring your
heart rate although you are restricted by the range of the
receiver unit.
The software could have been polished up a bit to ignore minor glitches and to define bandwidths.
VJ VERDICT only £7.99 ,WI Now that you have got started with InterBase on the AF Coverdisk, you will J have discovered what a great piece of software it is. But you can get much m more out of it than there was room to tell you about in the Amiga Format Coverdisk instructions. In fact, you could write a book about how to get the most out of InterBase. So we did. If you want to discover in depth how to use the relational features properly, how to join files, unite records, update, create statistics and how to explore a large number of other weighty topics, you should consider getting this
wonderful paper-based information storage and retrieval system, apdy tided the InterBase Manual. There are 70 pages packed with endless fun and a totally gripping ending. Order your copy now!
Only £29.99 (or £19.99 for individual programs) A InterOffice is a completely integrated software package - it comprises three programs, all of which are geared to squeezing the last drop of power out of your Amiga. We’ve put together an amazing deal for Amiga Format readers so that you can either buy the complete package at a rock bottom price, or individually purchase programs at a substantial discount InterOffice comes equipped with: OK, so you’re not likely to spend lots of cash to get the same program twice, but if you buy the complete InterOffice system, you’ll get the InterBase
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If you need help in reconstructing a vast financial empire, or if you just want to budget your pocket money, InterSpread is the package for you. Why bother working out how much you owe the loan sharks with a pencil and paper when over 60 mathematical functions are at your command in a truly gargantuan program which can handle worksheets up to 3,000 by 10,000 cells. To ease repetitive tasks there is an extensive macro utility and your results can be displayed on screen in almost any graph format.
With InterSpread you need never fear your bank manager again.
This excellent word processor, with a huge dictionary may not have all the features of some of the latest page layout programs, but it is fast, efficient and friendly. Whether you want to write a note or create the greatest masterpiece of English literature since Steve Bradley’s last game review, this program is more than able to cope with it.
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COMPATfBLf WfTH ALL AMIGAS MliSS STATiO + OTHiRmSi «- U334
MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 2 - Various objecls for the Imagine 2
raytracing package.
I'335 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 3 - As above.
H U336 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 4 - As above.
U337 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 5 - As above.
Q H U338 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 6 - As above.
U339 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 7 - As above.
U340 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 8 - As above.
U341 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS 9 - As above.
T36 ALIENS CONFIDENTIAL - Alleged factual documents, interviews and stories about UFO's and Aliens. Files come from all over the world. Very chilling.
G300 V CHESS 2.0 - Superb Chess game. Many useful features.
Recommended for casual and expert players alike.-NOT A500* U342 SUPER LEAGUE 3.4 - Powerful football league database and statistics analyser. You can even set up your own league tables. Records fine detail information such as who scored which goal and after how many minutes. Brilliant programme.
U343 QUADRA COMPOSER 2.0 - Music composing software.
Notseiracker compatible. Uses a more friendly approach rather some of the more cluttered screens common with many others, but just as powerful -NOT A500* G30I TURBO ICE HOCKEY - 2 Player Ice Hockey game.
NOT A500* G302 DINOWARP - Dinosaur quiz game.
U344 DELITRACKER V13.7 - Music module player. Supports 50 different formats. All the well known formats and many of the more obscure ones too. *NOT A500* U345 REORG V3.ll • Disk optimises Speeds up disk operations t floppies or hard drives) by rearranging the data on the disk for optimum performance. *NOT A500* G303 ORK ATTACK - Protect the kingdom from the marauding Ork's. Loads of blood!!!!
U355 POWER LOGO IJ - Logo programming language with Arexx support.
D184 FULL MOON - Stunning new demo from Fairlight. • A12 K) ONLY* D18.5 FATAL MORGANA - Superb original demo. Includes a tribute to MTV’s Beavis and Butthead. *1200 ONLY* U347 348 (2 DISKS) TEXTURES - Texures for Real 3D 2 & Lightwave.
U349 MT COPY - Disk copier that checks for viruses while it duplicates.
U350 TELE TITLE 2 - Video titling. Lores version.
U351 TELE TITLE 2 * Video titling. Hires version.
113. 52 TELE SCROLL 1 - Video scrolling.
U353 TERMINUS 2.0d - One of the top three shareware modem communications packages. Latest release.
U354 LYAPUNOVIA V1.5 - Fractal creator. Similar to Mandelbrots, but not quite. Very good.
G304 DELUXE GALAGA • Fabulous shoot-cm-up with bonus levels, power ups. And sexy graphics. *NOT A500* U356 MILITARY CLIPART I - Large bitmap images, many are larger than the screen. Autoboots as a slideshow and mouse scrolls picture to see the entire clipart. Use with Dpaint and DTP.
U357 MILITARY CLIPART 2 - As above.
U358 MILITARY CLIPART 3 - As above.
U 3.59 MILITARY CLIPART 4 - As above.
Ll360 MILITARY CLIPART 5 - As above.
U361 MILITARY CLIPART 6 - As above.
U 362 MILITARY CLIPART 7 -As above.
U 363 MILITARY CLIPART 8 - As above.
U364 MILITARY CLIPART 9 - As above.
U 365 MILITARY CLIPART 10 As above.
U366 TRONI-CAD - Schematic CAD package. Electronic circuit boards etc.. G305 ESCAPE MOUNT DOOM - Animated Role Playing game.
G306 METAL MOTION - Operation Wolf type shoot-em-up.
Armed with a machine gun and loads of enemy. Brilliant, the best of the genre doing the PD circuit. *NOT A500* G307 DART ¦ Darts game. For one or two players. Practice and Tournament levels, Amateur and Professional. Eight computer opponents.
G308 QUACKERS - Cute platform games starring a duck.
U367 368 (2 DISKS) DICE C V2.5 • Stands for Dillions Integrated C Environment. Complete C programming language.
Not easy to setup but comprehensive instructions provided to help you get started, even beginners. CLI knowledge helps.
FINAL FRONTIER I STAR TREK Sc THE NEXT GENERATION | Disk magazine for all Trekkle fans.
[Loads of news, reviews and lnter- Iviews. Plus music and graphics. All I five disks for only £6.99 inc. ISSUE 6 L : GAMES COMPILATIONS] 1 - 154, IN STOCK.
JTOCATIQn ESS COMMUNICATE - Translates sign language, morse code, braile, flags, ate.. Good learning tool.
E59 ST An VIEW Displays alt the stare, planets, and constellations. With zoom facility.
E16 CHESS TUTOR * Four programs that take you through the rules to taking part in historic matches E52 COLOUR THE ALPHABET 2 - Learning game for infants. Includes Digitised speech. V.good. E41 FRACTIONS - Teaches and tests you on (+)ing, (-)ing, (x)ing, and ( )ing with fractions.
E40 5O 51 (3 DISKS) DESKTOP GUIDE TO MUSIC
- Everything you ever wanted you know about electronic music.
-NOT A500* E44 THE MATHS ADVENTURE - Maths problems Integrated
into an adventure game E60 CODE MUNGUS - Highway Code testing
program. Strange name but a brilliant bit of software.
E69 ASTRO 22 • Astrology plotter programme for horoscopes.
E58 DESERT STORM HYPERBOOK - How the war was won. Includes maps.
E46 LITTLE TRAVELLER - Useful information on the Worlds popular travel spots. For holiday makers.
E23 TOTAL CONCEPTS • ASTRONOMY - Lots of interesting facta and digitised stills.
E24 TOTAL CONCEPTS - DINOSAURS All about prehistoric Earth.
E65 56 (2 DISKS) TARRO MASTER - Tairo card tutor and prediction software.
El7 PROJMOT * Plots 8 graphic path of a projectile.
E3 WEATHERMAN - Weather Foroaster.
E16 BIORHYMS CALCULATOR - Displays your personal biorhyms graph for any month of any year.
E30 GCSE MODULE 1 - Maths Study disk.
E12 UNITS - Speed, tiro , weight, length, angles, force, density, volume. Measurement conversions.
E33 ELEMENTS v2.3b - Interactive periodic table for chemistry.
E36 STEAM ENGINE - Cross section animation of a Steam engine. See how they work, with labels.
E37 FOUR STROKE PETROL ENGINE - Cross section animation of a car petrol engine.
E42 GAS TURBINE ENGINES - Cross section animations of an old and modem turbine jet engines.
E54 STIRLING ENGINE Cross section animations of the Stirting engine.
E56 57 (2 DISKS) AMERICAN FOOTBALL - Comprehensive illustrated rule book of this sport.
E68 KIDS DISK 2 • Maths Maze. Beat Sheets.
Shape sorter. Edutainment games.
BUSINESS SOFTWARE U312 BUDBASE V1.2 - Simple to use database U311 EASY CALC PLUS - Commercial quality spreadsheet Loads of features. *NOT A500- U324 JcGRAPH 14) - Ex-commercial graph plotter.
25 different type of graphs, even 30 ones.
U310 PAY ADVICE DATABASE v3.00 - PayeHp database. Shareware demo version.
U303 INVENTORY v2 - Stock control, staff wages database and general database all in one.
U135 600 BUSINESS LETTERS - A letter for every occasston Job applications to complaints.
U273 ACCOUNT MASTER v2.1 - Very powerful personal finance accounts programme.
U2Q4 CHEQUE BOOK Keep a track on your cheque account. Nice and easy.
U242 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Reedy prepared wills to cover endless situations.
U209 FORM REALLY UNLIMITED • Invoice and form designer with print facility.
U166 BIZCALC - Loan and mortgage calculator.
U304 TEXT ENGINE v3.4 - The best shareware word processor. With intergrated spell checker.
GRAPHICS UTILITIES U1 ULTIMATE ICON DISK - Edit, draw your own Workbench icons. Import graphics from IFF paint packages Loads of example icons included.
U3 M-CAD - The only PD Computer Aided Design programme. Pretty good.
U9 C LIGHT - Ex-commercial raytracer, now shareware. Easy to use.
U62 SCENE GENERATOR - Fractal landscape generator. Produces realistic mountain landscapes with water, ctouds, snow, etc... U115 LAND BUILD - Another powerful fractal landscape r U102 AMIGA FOX Desktop publishing package U142 FREE PAINT - The best PD IFF paint proggy.
U208 CYCLOPS Plasma picture generator.
Colourful and weird effects.
U271 POLYED - Animation creator. Uses polygons to allows large animations on low memory Amiga's.
U190 GATORS GRAFIX GALLERY - Tips on how to produce professional logos.
U289 MINI MORPH - Picture warping and morphing programme. Supports 16 colour pictures.
U286 KIDS PAINT Simple, easy and functional art package for youngsters.
U306 ELECTRONICS CAD - Schematic designer PD demo version.
U211 CAPTIONATOR - Scoffing text video titter.
U187 MOBED 2 • Sprite drawing and animation editor. For coders.
U154 AUDIO ANIMATION - Animation studio with onion skin facility. Sound samples can be assigned to any frame.
U54 U55 (2 DISKS) VIDEO UTILITIES - Collection o! Useful video titling tools.
U285 sMOVIES - Video titiing tod. For adding scrolling text to videos. Text can scroll up or down and across the screen. Plus soma other xtra fx.
U295 MIXED IMAGINE OBJECTS - Loads of Star Trek objects and military hardware objects for CLIP ART U236 - Photo copiers, Office, Men at work.
U230 - Food.
U224 - Sign boards, Star Trek, Christmas.
U223 - Sports, Transport Work.
U221 * Anatomy, Buildings, Christinas, Holidays.
U220 • Animals, People, Piacee.
U218 - Cartoons, Construction, Rettgton, School, Weddings.
U100 - Teddy bears.
U96 - Easter, Christmas, Jungle Animals, Famous faces.
U95 - Zodiac signs, Computers, Symbols, Logos, Sport.
U251 - Babies, Furniture, Space, Skeletons.
U233 - Christmas.
U229 - Cara, Flowery decorations, Cupid, Hearts.
U227 - Palm trees. Party invites. Maps of Europe, Postage stamps.
U226 - Wild west. Crowds of people, Frames, Signs.
U225 - Fancy letters. Cars, Cute Animals.
U222 - Music, Silhouettes, Symbols, Teddy beam.
U178 COMPOSER - Tradtonal music composing with notes and staves.
U314 OCTAMED TUTOR - comprehensive manual for struggling Octamed users.
U371 372 DRUM KIT SAMPLES - Countless drum samples, snares, bass, toms, daps, cymbals, etc., U325 OCTAMED V2.0 - The best PD music sequencer around. Quite complex, but weH worth the effort.
U183 PROTRACKER - Another good music sequencer.
U256 ST-05 - Sound samples and intruments for use with either U183 and U325.
U257 ST-11 - As above.
U258 ST-50 - As above.
U259 ST-87 • As above.
U260 ST-88 - As above.
U261 ST-89 - As above.
U262 ST-91 - As above.
U263 ST-92-As above.
U264 ST-63 - As above.
DISK UTILITIES U»i D-COFY3.1 • Powerful! Dtt backs up eofterere.
U21 b FR EE COPY 1 j| * Backs up 100‘S of game tittee U283 LOCKPICK - Similar to Freecopy but supports some other different titles - around 450.
U158 NOERRORS - Formats hard drives and floppies with hard errors (physical demage to surface) and hides them so data wM not be written or read from the bad tracks. Saves you money, useless disks can now be used.
U94 MRBACKUP - Hard drive backup software.
U327 DISKSALV 2 - Corrupt data recovery.
Undeletes files, validates disks, read® badiy corrupt files and rewrites them. Etc... -NOT A500- U328 MAVERICK COPIER - Another powerful games copier. WeH over four hundred games supported.
U329 EPU HARD DRIVE STACKER • Increases hard disk space upto 50% using special compression libraries which compress files written to the disk. .NOT A500* MIXED UTILITIES U291 RELOKICK - Downgrades your A500+, A60Q or A1200 to Kickstart 1.3. Very reliable compatibility ratio when used to run many A500 orVy tides. Even works with many commericial games. Essential.
U301 A-REXX MANUAL - Extensive manual an the A-Rexx programming language. Many example scripts.
U206 RACE RATER - Horse racing predictor.
U294 POOLS TOOLS - Football pools prwSdor.
U323 FOOTY - Football league database. Presents various types of statistics, plus match predictions.
U316 MAGIC WORKBENCH • Give your Workbench a cosmetic face lift. Changes the icons and a choice Of background patlems.-NOT A500, REQUIRES A HARD DRIVE- U293 PARBENCH - Amiga networking software.
Allows communications and comtrol bewteen two connected Amiga (even CDTV) computers.
U353 TERMINUS 2.0d - Excellent modem communications software.
U300 NCOMM 3.0 - Lastest version of this incredibly popular communications package. Very easy to setup. Great for beginners.
U267 SPECTRUM EMULATOR VI4 Run Spectrum games on your Amiga. Load In software via a sampler. Games can then be eaved to disk.
U241 CANON PRINTER DRIVERS - Bubble Jet drivers for the following models; CanonBJ30, CanonBJ 10-20, CanonBJ300-300.
U239 STAR PRINTER DRIVERS - S and 24 pm printer dnvers for the Star range of printers.
U103 MESSY SID II - Transfer files to and from Amiga DOS and PC MSDOS disks.
U313 AGA UTILITIES - Loads of utilities for A1200 owners. Includes a number downgrading tads.
U274 CG FONTS COLLECTION VOL.1 - Scalable Compugraphic fonts for word processors and DTP that support this format. High quality.
U275 CG FONTS COLLECTION V0L.2 - As Above.
U276 CG FONTS COLLECTION VOL.3 - As above.
U308 CG FONTS COLLECTION V0L4 - As above.
U316 BLITZ BLANKER - Brill screen blanker written in Blitz Basic, includes source code. Comes with a variety of modules. Best used with a hard dive, U368 369 (2 DISKS) SCALA BACKGROUNDS - Hi-res backdrops for use with Scala.
U163 164 (2 DISKS) A64I PACKAGE - Commodore 64 emulator. Run C64 games on your miggy. -NOT A1200- U148 AMIGA SYSTEMS CHECKERS - Suite Of Amiga system performance testers and diagnostic analysers.
U112 AMOS WORD SQUARE SOLVER - Locate those elusive words.
Ut 11 GOLFSCORE • Golf score database. Keep a computerised record of your results.
U7 GHOST WRITER - Intro demo writer. Also include your own music modules.
U180 BROWSER it - Superb directory utility. For trensfering files etc.. Editable pull down menus.
U188 EdfT KEYS - Keymap editor.
U269 DART MACHINE - Computer dart scoring.
U290 CHARACTER GENERATOR - Advanced Dungeons and Dragons character generator. Every rule is realised by the programme tor character creation. Also will print out the character sheet.
U280 LEMMINGS II HARD DRIVE INSTALLER Install Lemmings 2 on your Hard drive. -NOT A500, REQUIRES 1.5 MEGABTYES OF RAM* U302 AMOS NCOMM AND - Design Workbench 2.0 style front ends for your Amos programmes. Saves as Amos source code. Save yourself hours of coding.
U307 AMOS PRINTER ROUTINE * Creates GFX printer printer routines for Amos projects.
U248 NOAH'S BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE AMIGA -Tutorial for complete beginners. Based on the A500 but loads of universal information for ait models. Also covers hardware tike, modems, hard drives, and pnnters.
U240 AMOS LESSON 1 - Easy Amoe tutorial.
Focuses on basic screen commands, giving many examples (interactive} on how they work and tor what purpose they can be used for.
U173 174 NORTH c - Complete C programming environment .
U355 POWER LOG01J • Logo programming language.
DEMOS -A1200 ONLY• D153 retina - Energetic rave music wfth flashy effects. Turn down the lights!1' D157 MOBILE - DESTINATION UNKNOWN - Spectactular vector demo.
D159 LETHAL EXIT - Long running vector based demo. Light sourced vectors and tunnels... D160 TROJAN - TECHNO TRACKS II - Rave demo from the US of A. 0172 173 (2 DISKS) ORIGIN - This demo has everything. Wonderful visuals.
D149 PLANET GROVE - Very eye catching.
D158 NOP AGA - Utile demo from Hungary.
DEMOS D161 FAIRLIGHT 242 - Twenty nine megabytes of graphics compressed onto one disk. Incredible.
Cool rave demo. -A500+ & A600 USERS REQUIRE FAST RAM OR RELOKICK.
D181 SANITY ARTE - Who needs AGA with COOi demos like this. A must.
D148 STATE OF THE ART - One Of most graphically impressive music demos ever.
D140 141 (2 DISKS) RSI TIME ZONE Awesome megademo.
D174 175 (2 DISKS) NINE FINGERS - Superb dance rave demo. From ihe creators of State OIThe Art. Incredible.
D171 EXTENSION - One of those demos you'll want to watch over and over again.
D111 FRACTAL FRENZY - Mandlebrot damo. Fast real-time calculations.
D9C SESPOIR Pretty classy demo.
D77 MELTED EXPERIENCE - Recommended tor all serious demo colectors.
D65 66 (2 DISKS) SILENTS BLUE HOUSE - Strange combination of a Thrust clone and loads of music tracks. V.QOOd. -NOT A1200* MUSIC DEMOS M137 DIGITAL DEBUSSY VOL 1 - Five haunting piano renditions of Claude Debussy, By Rob Baxter.
M138 DIGITAL DEBUSSY VOL.2 • More piano suites.
M139 CLASSIX - Music of three famous composers: Handel, Bach, and P ache feel.
M134 RHAPSODY IN BLUE - Popular jazz music.
From the Galaxy chocolate advert!!!
M130 131 132 134 (4 DISKS) THE A-Z OF 064 SONGS - Hundreds of classic Commodore 64 tunes from gemes. Many from the top game music composers of that era. Great stuff.
M129 TOCATA & FUGUE IN D MINOR - Well known popular classical music piece - but no one seems to know the name? *NOT A500* M125 MUMBO JUMBO - Decent music and intersting visuals. Things fly all over the piece.
M122 GOSPEL KARAOKE - Sing a long to the words and sampled music.
M119 TECHNO W ARRIRORS - Rave for over 24 minutes.
SLIDESHOWS S88 FORGOTTON - Riveting fantasy artwork.
S87 TERMINATION PICTURE SHOW 1 - Hand drawn characters from 2000AD and the DC comics.
S86 CAT SLIDESHOW - Digitised cute and fluffy kilties.
S85 NAM SLIDESHOW - Snaps from the Vietnam war.
S73 GULF WAR SUOESHOW - What hardware was used in the conflict.
S67 NAGEL SLIDE - Hand drawn pictures of seductively dressed ladies.
S47 HAM PICTURES 1 - Models In swim suite.
S99 JURASSIC PARALLAX - Many vicious dinosaurs.
S98 SATURNE 93 - Well drawn artwork, from Manga art to fantasy art.
591 MANGA WORLD • Needs no introductions, the cult japanese cartoons.
592 AKIRA - More Manga pictures.
S100 FERRARI AGA - Fast sports care. -A 1200 ONLY- S94 NIGEL MANSELL AGA - Nige in h a Formula One racing days wfth Williams. -A1200 ONLY- 593 REVELATIONS • One of the best hand drawn slideshows ever. Amazing attention to detail.
GAMES G282 MEGABALL AGA • Superb arkanoid clone in 256 colours. A real quality game by any standard.
- A1200 ONLY- G286 NUMERIX - Excellent board game for 1 or two
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G273 274 (2 DISKS) STARBASE 13 - Sci R graphic adventure. Uses point and click interface used by such games tike Monkey Island.
0222 CHESS GAMES • 2 very well programmed chess games: GNU Chess -NOT A500-, and Chess
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succesful Chess.
G280 BLACK DAWN - 3D perspective dungeon game with an Allen Breed scenario.
G37 SEA LANCE • Submarine wargame.
G183 BOUNCE 4: BLAST - Very playable platform blasting game. Brilliant cartoon sprites.
G193 HELLZONE - Shoot-em-up like R-Type.
G200 FIGHTING WARRIORS -1 or 2 player martial arts combat game. Large well animated characters with numerous moves including a couple of special moves.
G205 TOP OF the league - Soccor management game.
G210 211 (2 DISKS) TALISMAN - Huge Icon driven graphic adventure. -REOUIRES 2 MEGABYTES- G212 FRUSTRATION - Text based adventure.
Loads of depth.
G224 OBLIVION - Fast moving defender done.
G226 MORI A V5.4 - Massive RPG, Dungeons and a town to explore. Hours of play.
G229 GIGER TETRIS - Tetris with 258 colours.
• A1200 ONLY- G290 291 (2 DISKS) GEORG GLAXO - Amazing platform
game from Germany.
G237 BACKGAMMON • Computer version of Ihia board game. One or two players.
G241 IMPERIAL WALKER - Take control Of an X-Wing fighter and stop the Imperial Walters from reaching the Allied HQ. 30 Game.
G246 W1BBLE WORLD GIDDY - Amazing platform puzzle game similar to the budget Dizzy games.
G299 HIGH OCTANE - Overhead racing game tor 1 or 2 players. Masses of features and best graphics in a PD racing game.
G238 TETREN - Tetris game with themed levels.
Takes the theme one step further.
G271 JELLYOUEST - 3D Isometric puzzle game.
G168 OTHELLO - Good version of the board game.
Computer player is a real tough customer.
G276 THE GREAT ESCAPE OF BILLY BURGLAR
- Lovely little platform game. Help BHIy escape from the
spotlights G68 INSIDERS CLUB - Stockmarket game. Better than It
sounds. Very polished addictive game.
G177 CRAZY SUE II - Very popular platform adventure game.
G35 JAR - Crystal Castles clone. An old arcade game a bit like Pacman with raised platforms. 3D isometric. A real casaic PD game.
G183 TREASUE ISLAND - Treasue search game for youngsters.
G286 287 (2 DISKS) EXORCISM - Sinister graphic text adventure in a haunted house.
G283 284 285 (3 DISKS) KLONDIKE DELUXE AQA
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G296 297 (2 DIDKS) MOTOROLA INVADERS - Shoot-em-up for AGA. .A1200 ONLY.
G254 THE LAST REFUGE - Entertaining medieval shoot-em-up.
G255 AMOS CRICKET - Cricket game.
G256 SHANGHAI - Oriental tile board game.
G257 DELUXE PACMAN - Great Pacman done.
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G256 BONDMINE 13 - Boulder Clone at tt« best A game not to be missed.
G268 SLAMBALL - Futuristic American football management game. Based on Speedbal.
G269 270 (2 DISKS) 18th HOLE - Awesome golf game.
G239 RAID III - Game produced using the Shoot- em-up construction kit Superb graphic detail make it about the best PD game created using this designer. Looks a bit like SWIV.
G139 CROAK • Frogger clone. 2 player mode lets you race against a friend at the same time. Great laugh.
G142 BATTLEMENTS - Rescue Esmeralda In this Hunch beck clone.
G158 BRAIN BALL - Look looking original puzzle game. Requires great skill, so it's pretty lough.
G240 BILLY THE DRAGON - Easy going cute blaster for kids.
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CLIPART PACKS 1,2 OR 3 EACH PACK = 5 DISKS £5.50 3 different packs of 5 disks, all full of the very best clipart for Dpamt etc. (P) PC EMULATOR PACK (P) 3 DISKS £3.30 Tuns you Amiga into a PC! Includes the latest PC task which now gives true VGA Resolution (if you have a J £00) and includes 9 disks of PC Public Domain software ELECTRONICS PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4,40 A collection of excellent programs for any one interested in Electronics. Tronicad - provides you with ready made components so you can quickly create circuit diagrams, Digital Bread Board - build and test Logic Circuits in real time,
see exactly what the results will be on screen! Also includes 4 channel Oscilloscope!, Analyzer - Logic Tracer, Gakr-Genenc Array Logic, logic Shop - Test Circuits.
ANGLIA CUPART PACK (P) (NEW) 5 DISKS £5.50 Brand new IFF chpat produced b Angle! Loads of Ngti quality anb-aliased IFF images including cats, dogs, buds, wild animals, people and characters Use with Dpaint or err program that accepts IFF graphics ASTRONOMY PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 This superb pack now includes: Star Chart, Amigazer, Total Concepts, Astronomy, Gravity Well, Grav Sim, Orbit, Planet and Fast Facts on the solar system.
DISK EXPERT PACK (P) 5 DISKS £5.50 If you want to leam more about you Amiga, get this pack! - you'll be a disk expert m no time! Includes Power Packer (Easy Hie compacter) Sid (Brilliant CU Replacement Tool!), Iconmania (Change any Icon in seconds), Focdisk, Vn schecker VS . 3, D-Copy (Copies, Repairs, Formats and more), CU Tutorial (All you need to know; and 209 ether utilities!!!
“C PROGRAMMERS PACK (P) 6 DISKS £6 60 A complete *C’ language and superb instruction manual prcMde all you need to leam the’C" language, includes North C (2 disks) and the C Manual (4 disks) MED V3.21 MUSIC PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 MED is widely recognised as the best music package, Pdor otherwisel! This pack contains V3.21, the latest version complete with loads of digital samples, a disk full of MED music scores and some great MED music to load and ploy! Listen to what you machine is capable of!
CLASSIC GAMES PACK (P) 5 DISKS £5.50 An incredible collection of superb commercial quality arcade games! Hours of fun for both kids and adults. Includes: Defender, Galaxians, Scramble, Missile Command, Pac-Mon, Bi-Planes, Drip!, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Breakout, Tetris + more!
CARD + BOARD GAMES 2 (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 Another outstanding collection! 38 very good ’Thinking’ Games'.
Chess V2, Backgammon, Biackbox, Tcrwets, Pipe, Zerg, Maze, Conned 4, Dominoes, Draughts, Othello, GoMoku, Dragon Tiles, Klondike, Canfield, Mastermind, Wordsearch, Hangman, Pontoon and many more COMPUGRAPHIC FONTS PACK 1 (P) 3 DISKS £3.30 36 Scaleable Compugraphic fonts on 3 disks. They work with Workbench 2 or 3, Pagestream V2+ (on any Amiga), Propage 3+ and Pagesetter V2+. Excellent fonts and great value for money!
HARD DISK PACK 2 (P) 3 DISKS £3,30 Great collection of the latest hard disk utilities includes Hdchck (menu maker), fileminder (directory etc), a backup (superbi), superiock (password protect every dnve, mouse and keyboard!!), disk optimizer, copier, virus kilter and more!
A1200 PACK (A1200 ONLY) 3 DISKS £3.30 A!I of the essential software for you A1200! Includes Fake Fast MEM, A1200 Run, Degrader, Sysinfb, Vtewtek, Plasma, Winblend, Kill AGA, TeinsAGA and moreI Also includes the stunning Lyapunovta.AGA create wonderful patterns and pictures with foil AGA support!
PLATFORM PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 All of the best games in the style of Sonic and Mano Bros. If you like those games then you'll love these! Includes: Wizzys Quest, Wonderland, Wibbfygiddy, Doody, Crazy Sue II, Roach Motel, Son ofBlagger and More I!
PRINTER USER PACK 3 (P) (NEW) 4 DISKS £4.40 loads of brand new printer programs for 1994! With this pack you can: Pnnt Addresses, print columns (Newspaper style), pnnt banners andcksklabels, use every feature of you printer, prmt booklets and more! Also includes a Stereogram program that prints out 3D images . As seen on Tomorrows World!!
HOME BUSINESS PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 Designed especially for newcomers to business software, this pack contains a database (BBase), spreadsheet, accomts package and Wordprocessor (QED). Also included are a 12,500 vextf spelling checker and a word statistics program!
HOME BUSINESS MANUAL (P) £2.99 Approx 50 page professionally printed manual containing foil instructions for the Home Business Pack. Includes a specially written guided tou section that takes you through the major features of each program and ensures that you can use each program with confidence!
ARCADE PACK (P) 4 DISKS £4.40 Our latest collection - The very best Arcade style games in the whole ofPD. You'll play these owr and over again! Includes: Cybemetix, Heitzone, Gaiaga, Nebula, Tanx, Defends, Oblivion, Intruder Alert, Blizzard.
SINGLE DISKS AT ONLY £1.10!
BUSINESS 8321 (P) Amigafox (English Desk Top Publishing) B322 (P) 600Business Letters (Superb! - Ready to use) 8327 (P) Text Engine V4.1 (now foe very best wordprocessor with built-in 36,000 word spell checkeri) B335 (P) Forms Unlimited (Design invoices etc, quickly) 8339(P) A-Graph V2.0(new -version - easy graphs!)
8348 (P) Easy Calc (The best Spreadsheet yet I) B349 (P) Amiga Diary (Easy To Use Diary) B350 (P) Word Utils (Crossword Solver, Anagrams and more) B351 (P) On Form (New Invoice Maker) B352 (P) Last Will and Testament (Print Your Own) UTILITIES U437 (P) D-Copy V3.1 (Latest disk copier!)
U478(P) Typing Tutor (Newi Great features ) U495(P) Vims Checker 6.33 (latest vifus killer) IM96 (P) Messysid V2 (Reads and writes PC disks) U4028 (P) Printer Drivers (Over 100 - Most Star + Citizen models including colour and HPSOOCI) U4036 (WB 2 3 only) Kick 1.3 (lets you use 7,3 software.
U4038 (P) Dpamt tutor (easy route to Pro Graphics) U4054 (P) Disk Manager III (the finest disk catalogue prog) U4057 (P) Engineers Kit (A health check for your Amiga!)
U4065 (P) Pools Wizard (Bang up to date forecaster) U4068 (P) Spectrum Emulator VI7 (Works Immediately!)
U4075 (P) Freepamt (Supeib Paint Program) U4078(P) Spectrum Games (More games for foe emulator -great!)
U4084(P) CgfONTS (9 New Compugraphics fonts) U4085(P) Clipart (65 pics of Aircraft 20 of space) U4086(P) Clipart (45 Fancy borders - V.Goodl) U408?(P) Clipart (149 General Symbols) U4088(P) Clipart (47 Religious Pictures) U4090 (P) Dynamic Skies (Massive Astronomy Toolbox) U4091 (P) Knit (Pnnt knitting patterns from Dpaint pics) GAMES G6036 (P) Total War (Perfect version of The Risk board game) G6042 (P) Super Pacman 92 (the best ever) G6051 (P) Bridge (Card game - A1200 version included) G6053 (WB 2 3 only) GNU Chess (Best chess game) G6056 (P) Cash Fruit (probably foe best fruit machine
ever!)
G6064 (P) Solitaire Sampler (5 Full Versions of fire Card Game!)
G6066 (P) (2 Disks) 18th hole (The best golf game available I) G6073 (P) Megaball 2.1 (Latest Breakout - V.Goodl) G6074 (WB3 only) (2 disks) Motorola irmders (AGA Space Invaders) 66077(P) Road to Hell (Excellent racing game) G6Q78(P) Hi$ i Octane (Good carracergame) G6079 (A 1200only) AGA Megaball (AGA Aikenoid) G6080(P) Shan&ai 93 (Latest Dragon hies) 66081 (P) Mona 5.4 (excellent RP6 - Huge!)
66082(P) Gabctoid (6reat Galaxians Clone) CHILDRENS 012 (P) Colour Pod (New colouring book for youngsters) C720 (P) Colors- the Alphabet (education for 4ys+) C726 (P) GCSE Maths (Great revision disk) C727(P) Top Secret (platform game) C729 (P) Counting Fun (4+, sums practice) 030(P) Wizzys Quest (Wizard, Damsel * Monsters, great game!)
037(P) (2 Disks) Mr Men Olympics (very good game) ang glia Jig glia anr nglia _. gL7 ang DESKTOP VIDEO PACK 2 (P) (100%) 4 DISKS £4,20 Probably our best pack yet! Provides everything to start you off in video. S McMe for Smooth scrolling thfes using ar*‘font of any size.- Showiz for slideshows with toads of wipes and fades- A-Graph for business videos: Shadow Maker to add shadows and smooth any font: Video Ubranan: Video Tools: Video Tests: Loads of fonts and more!!
DESKTOP VIDEO PACK 2 INSTRUCTION MANUAL!!! (P) £2.99 A 50 page instruction manual for DTVpack 2. Professionally printed, contains instructions for all the programs in the pack and a section on fonts and how to use them! Also includes a superb guided tutorial that takes you through the major programs step by step, letting you create your own titles as you go! Designed for beginners and experienced users, this manual will make desktop video easy!
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(T- PD GAMES AND UTILITIES MAY 1 994 allows you to both save patterns and create your own drum sets. The full version also includes the full AMOS source code. The demo includes a range of sounds, from drum sounds to handclaps.
Screen blankers are nothing new on the Amiga, but what makes BlitzBlanker (Ground Zero U318) different to most is that it was programmed using the Blitz Basic language, a version of which was included on the Af52 Coverdisk.
BlitzBlanker includes a wide range of blanking modules, most of which are similar to those featured on the Superdark screen blanker program.
BlitzBlanker needs Workbench 2 or above, but it runs as a commodity, so you can throw it into your WBStartup drawer and forget about it.
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to shooting a lot of aliens for no good reason (as far as I could fathom) in a fashion distinctly reminiscent of Space Invaders.
As with any good game of this genre, there are a variety of power-ups which fall down the screen, although some of them do more harm than good.
As you proceed you will come across different types of aliens, including some that take several shots to kill and some particularly mean big ones.
There’s also a meteor storm section, where you have to guide your ship through the storm, picking up meteors with scores on for extra points.
This is a well put together game, with smooth graphics and excellent sound effects. Galaga Deluxe can be played on any Amiga, because you can choose a chipset and CPU option to match your machine. Amiga Format subscribers are lucky enough to have this game on their Subscribers’ Superdisk this month.
Scribble Utilities Volume 11 (Scribble PD) is a somewhat eclectic, but thoroughly useful disk of utilities in this on-going series. The disk contains no fewer than 17 different utilities ranging from icon-makers to Workbench 3 utilities via fractal cloud generators.
Many of the utilities are accompanied by source code, so you can dissect the programmers’ work at your leisure. The more useful udlities on this disk include Snoopy (a piece of software which tells you which programs are trying to access which libraries), RexxOpt (which optimises your Arexx scripts) and EditKeys (a program which enables you to create your own keymaps).
Moving on to keys of a different sort, those of you who received last month’s Coverdisk program Music-X will no doubt be enjoying writing music and creating your own concept albums. Although it’s a fine program, Music-X can take a bit of getting used to and therefore is not the easiest program to use if all that you want to do is create a simple drum track. This is where Malcom Lavery’s Sonic Drum Kit comes into its own.
Sonic Drum Kit is designed especially for creating simple drum tracks. It’s very easy to use, with the drums on the top strip of the screen and the drum pattern in the middle. You add drum beats by clicking on the grid, and delete them by using the right mouse button.
The length of the patterns is limited only by the amount of memory you have, so you should have no problem creating long drum sequences with a couple of megabytes of memory.
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uncomfortable. But so would you if you were squashed up with
all those blocks. Megablock 2 includes a variety of strange
backgrounds for you to look at just in case you get bored when
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TOP lO GAMES AIUD UTILITIES Every month, we peruse the best-seller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's: CHOICE SOFTWARE (061-881 8904) 1 Communicate ED 060 2 Wonderland GA 456 3 Klondike AGA GA 496 4 Printmaster Plus GR 144 5 Bad Format UT630 6 AGA Tetris GA461 7 Spatial Hyperdrive GA503 8 Tele-Titler GR 127 9 GCSE Maths ED046 10 ASI Disk Helper 2 » UT638 igloo Fancy making your own Doctor Who scarf? It's easy if you follow this knitting pattern featured in MAG.E. WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE ROBERTA 5MITH PD: 190 Falloden Way, Hampstead FI LICENCEWARE: 31 Wellington Rd,
Exeter, Garden Suburb, London NW11 6JE. Devon EX2 9DU.
The source code for both the programs and the modules are included, so you can leam how to write a commodity in Blitz Basic as well as find out how to program your own modules.
The Assassins PD group have struck again with the release of Assassins 156, the latest disk in their large collection (Roberta Smith ASS156), which contains three games: World Darts, Quackers and Karate Champ. The first, World Darts is a pretty good darts game, in which you use the joystick to guide a shaky hand around the board, pressing the Fire button to throw your arrows.
Quackers is a rather poor platformer which features a duck trying to pick up various pieces of fruit. It’s quite cute, but not particularly engaging, and it ran very jerkily on my A3000.
The final offering is Karate Champ, an AMOS beat-em-up which leaves a certain something to be desired. It’s not that it’s a bad game, but it’s never going to make a console freak set fire to his Street fighter cartri dge.
Long before Street fighter was ever thought of, Tetris was keeping games players up into the wee, small hours. Megablock 2 (17 Bit 2992) is basically a Tetris clone, and it’s not a bad one, although the music is maddeningly irritating.
There’s a good range of difficulty levels and a couple of added extras such as bombs which blow up some of the blocks. There’s nothing hugely original about this game, but it is a very faithful conversion and is extremely playable.
MAG.E (17 Bit 2987) is a new disk magazine; specifically aimed at fantasy and sci-fi fans, with a SCRIBBLE PD: 2 Hillside Cottages Burstall, Suffolk IP8 3DY. 0473 652588.
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TmwMi series of articles on subjects which include TV programmes such as Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. There is also a variety of stories, including a rather amusing ‘what if?’ about a crossover between Red Dwarf and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The magazine is mosdy text-based, although there are a couple of illustrations and a knitting pattern for the multi-coloured scarf that Tom Baker made famous in Doctor Who.
Finding your way around the various articles is pretty easy, because the magazine uses a standard type of interface, with several buttons on the bottom of the screen which control moving around and turning the soundtrack on or off. This is a reasonably good magazine, which will no doubt appeal to the many Amiga-using sci-fi fans who are out there somewhere.
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Tiny Tots (FI I icenceware FI014) is another educational program from the fast growing FI disk collection, You could argue that it is not strictly PD, and you would be right, but I’ve included it because it only costs £2.99. In fact, Tiny Tots is a simple educational package written by Gina Mears which is designed to help younger children learn about numbers and letters.
It is divided into three sections: sounds, letters and numbers. The sounds section is composed of a screen with a number of icons, each of which kicks off a relevant sample when you click on it.
For example, if you click on the train icon, a train whistle sounds. The numbers screen works on the same principle - clicking on one of the numbers brings up the number of small pictures of birds, snails and blocks.
The letters section of is the best. Clicking on a letter brings up a drawing of something which begins with the relevant letter, so you get ladder for 1, dog for d and bus for b. It’s like a colouring book, but with the bonus of pressing buttons and moving the mouse, which kids love doing.
J A 4 ¥1260 DIVIDEND WINNER* PERM CHECK is a pools prediction aid which will advise which numbers to enter on your coupon bosed on sequence prediction J A 4 V1281 SMARTY PAINTS The whole idea is for your kids to have a serious art package with usable & interesting facilities J A 4 VT282 FOQTYvl.*lsade kaledfoot- ball database, sit bock in your favourite choir with your mouse-mat on your lap and keep frock of whots happening m the lootboH league J A 4 ¥126* PC FORM LETTERS Just load em into your fave WP and insert your own details then Vwla1 Instant business letters1 a A 4'W286 PRINTER DRIVERS
7 Now also contains the program called s*d for easy installation of the Pnnter Drivers J A 4 VT287 LEARN IN SPACE Let your younger children leom how to odd. Subtract while playing Ages 4-7 years J A 4 V1296 EAGLE PLAYER vl.*1 Is Germanys best selling module player stroke construction pockoge which supports over 80 music makers and trackers (2) JA * V13Q2 XFH-HAN0L£Rv1.34!saD0S handler whKhusesxpkmoster librorytoprovide transparent access to compressed files in o given directory or partition All compression decompression s done automatically by the handler when files are reod or written J A 4
¥1303SCALA BACKGROUNDS Pictures are m736x58016 cotour format for use with The program Scata Theres about 15 pictures in total ond are very sharp indeod (2) J A 4 VI305 VIRUS WORKSHOP v3.2 This version killer was produced lo get nd of oil the viruses hanging around Takes over where BootX has left off J A ' V1307 NETWORKING Contains utikties to help aid in Networking your Amigas (ike AmigaNOS. Dnet, Par SerNet, also contains various updaie dewes and libs (3) J A * V1310 GUIDEs Contains AGAGutde.
Which gives full Amiga Guide information and Libs Guide is a Guide to the Amiga Libraries. Where to find almost every Library J A 4 V131T CD ROM Contains a selection of CD Rom related utitties like CDTV Player v2 2. PtayCDOA and ReodDCTV _J A • V1313 GBLANKER v2.7 Is a complete modular screen blanker package designed with DOS2 04 or better in Mind 14 Different Btankecs and a message system j A 4 ¥131* HP4L v2.01 Contains a pnnter driver for the HP LaserJet 4L pnnter
- J A 4 ¥1321 EdWonj Pro *4 1 Isoboul the best Pubhc Domain
Shareware Text language editor or Word processor on the AMIGA
with over 100 features By M Reddy you hove been imprisoned
there along with a bunch of your mates Rescue your friends J A
+ 3252 BONDMJNE12 Wett produced in the voin of the classic
Boulderdash gomes J A 4 3253 OPERATION METEOR Set in a stu CUT,
TICK & POST-CUT, TICK & POST-CUT, TICK & POST i Hcarnti's
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- I A 4 3286 AIR HOCKEY a game based on air hockey from the
amusement aracdes JA* 3287 ROAD TO HEU. Is on overhead view
driving game Mce HotRod and super sprint Theres a helping extra
which con be bought from the shop like enhancedtypes. Better
Engines. Rockets, Smoke screens ect 12Mb] j A 4 3310 STARBASE
13 Is a graphical adventure, simular m style to monkey island
and Operation Sfeatth A brilliant game (2) _l A 4 3370 WGITIAL
TETRIS Is a One or two player Tetns gome with neat graphics _l
A 4 3371 SUPER Pfax This is the closest vanont game of Super
Sprint on the AMIGA J A 4 3383 POPEYE Is one of myoldfravs from
the C64 computer Veryptayoble J A 4 3401 JETTY QUEST This game
is a cross between Qbert and Block It with makes rt on
excellently addictive puzzle game J A 4 3471 KINGDOMS AT WAR
mis is a 1 fa 4 player Risk type game with neat ond colourful
graphics and presentation J A 4 3413 DARK5TAFF Is another
ctossic game this one from the spectrum world J A 4 3414
CONQUEST * DOMINATION An excellent stratergy war game in which
you can battle with troops. Tanks, Guns, Pkmes. Bombers, Baffle
ships Replace ammo, trains, tankers. Build buildings ecf JA+K
3428 CLASSIC TERIS GAMES For all you out there with o fetish
for Tetns games heres a little selection to keep you happy J A
4 3434 MR MEN OLYMPICS Heres a fast action (oystick woggltng
game for all true Ol pm plans or |ust crazzeaMr Men (2) J A A
3436(AGA) MOTOROLA INVAIDERS its |ust another excellent AGA
very large graphics space invaider type gome (2) J A 4 3465
ROBQULOIX is a Oction puzzle me with 32 colour graphics, over
500 ierent obtects. Ond is a vanant on the most excellent
arcade classic BouWerDash J A A 3454 (AGA) KLOOIKE (3) Fancy a
game of Klodike with AGA graphics J A * 3619 GNU CHESS 4.0 It
contains a mcegraphical user interface Imenus. Use mouse to
move pieces ed) The advantages of this program over that others
ore GNU Chess is a much stronger chess playing program J A 4
3620 OftC ATTACK is a simple jet colourfutond well designed Ore
killing game J A 4 3715 GORE it s here programmed for the AMIGA
based on the C64 Original CD ROM..CD ROM..CD ROM..CD ROM Fred
Fish Cds Aminet Volume 2 own or cut and pause into a Word
Processor J A 4 V942 SCREEN 8LANKERS A disk packed with screen
blankers Includes the Twilight Zone blanker along with 10
others J A 4 V943 LYAPUNOY1A vT.5 Mmdbogg- ingly colourful
program that makes pictures from a mathematical formula AGA
support 3 A • V946 SYSTEMOPTWA1ZER Kcommo- dity wves you memory
meters ReorgwiI optimize hard, floppy disks for speed increase
HDMem virtual memory 2 Meg of HD space for 2Mb J A 4 V948
IMTUltlON BASED BENCHMARKS v6.S Contains all the popular Bms
like Sieve.Dhrystone.Sovage.IMath 4 Matn j A 4 V949 TESTS
Contains all of the classic speed tests and system checks we
could find Includes CPU Speed and system diagnostic tool _l A 4
V95T PROTECTION ; o collection of utilities aimed lo protect
your data and autoboot- mgofHDs&Documenl Files Lock your data
files _l A 4 V9S2 x-BENCH vl.O is the complete solution to the
replacement Workbench Contains loads of usefull utls LastHope,
View.
Virus Checker, Power packer & Dcopy2 (21 j A + V958 CLUB LEAGUE Is a utility that will allow you to edit and keep track of your dmsons leagues stats within a club league 3 A * V962 SUPER KILLERS v5.1The tales!
Virus Killers like BootX v5 23b, Virus Checker v6 34ondthenewreleaseofVirusZllvl Oshould be able to kill Ihose's nasty trojans and virus's (2| 3A* V976WB 2.0 UTLs 6 Heres another disk of WorkBench enhancement utilities J A 4 V977 HD Utls More Excellent utilities for hard drive and file editors at heart (2) 3*4 V979 NCOMM v3.2k K 0 communications program based on Comm vl 34 with lots of very nice enhancements J *• V980 KICK vl.4 WiH down grade your A5004, A600 Of AGA machines to run all that old software that would NOT normaly work Turns them into a kickstart 1 3 machine _I A 4 V983 MEGA
CHEATS v3.0c Now contains over 500 cheats J A 4 V984PROTRACKERv3 Qa The latest updated version from Norway, Various bugs fixed ond well over 70 brand new features
- 1 A ? V988 ZIPBENCH v4.0 Another Workbench replacemont but
contains excellent utilities like, powerpacker v2 2o,
powerplayer. Syslnfo. VirusX. Archiver, b- Bose, Bootlntro.
Degroder, Fist Aid Box (2) j A ? V994 the Money program vi s
Features include upto a maxium of 60 accounts, upto 50 direct
paymenys, j A 4 VWOO GRAPHPRO vl.O Wrilten wtth Amos pro by
Dowd Jordan Basically lakes a set of data, plots them on o
graph J A 4 VKXHVMORPHv2.21 Will ollow you to create smooth
morphs warps between two different images over a period of
frames J A 4 V1002 RAMOS PRO vl.12lfyouhove Amas Pro then this
disk will make your programs Boot without the program J A •
VI003 NtCKPREFS Is an enhancement lo WB 2 3 which odds 3 new
preferences WBPtcture, BuzyPtonter 4 Floppy j A A V1Q05 (AGA)
LfTls Contains the first batch of AGA utilities for WB 3 0
users J A 4 V1Q09 TURBO TEXT vl.l Excellent Word Processor Very
tmpressiveversion J A 4 V10I3 POOLS PREDICTION Need a helping
hand to win the Pools J * 4 V1016 OCTAMED v2.1 Music editor
which was designed for making music JA* V1017 POST vl.86 An
excellent Postscript interpreter for the Amiga which implements
the full Adobe language (3) a A A V1021(AGAJ SCREENS Enhance
your Workbench disks with backgrounds like these s All pictures
in full AGA colour J A 4 VT022 LITTLE TRAVELLER vl.l Shows a
world map. You con select any country for travel information.
Zooms up another mop with detail _IA A V1024 (AGA) MANDELSQUARE
vl.6 Generates enhanced AGA set images You can create 256
coloured pictures J A • VI02$ TERM v3 4 Comm prgroam, Xpr
transfer, filetype ident after downlood, cut 4 paste,
point-ond-click. Auto uplood download. VT102 VT220. Ansi
emulation, powerful! Phone book 4 AGA support (3) J A A VKJ37
(AGA) A1200 WB HACKS An excellent collection of Utilities 4
Hocks J A 4 VTQ38 AMOS PRO UPDATER vl.ll 1st Update to the Amos
Professional J A 4 VKJ39 HARD DISK INSTALL If you need to
install your A1200 HD then you need this set of disks which can
do a low-level format and then install Workbench 3 012) j A 4
Vl040 bBASEHl vl.4 An easy to use, versaltte. Yet full featured
database Greatly enhanced and a successor to bBASE H J A 4
V104I DIGITAIL BREADBOARD Full featured digilail circuit
simulator j A • VI043 SUPER DARK v2 04 A screen blanker like
After Dark from the MAC J*+ V1044 FANCY PRINTING Banner.
Graph Paper vl 2 ond Disk Print v3 59 A 4 Y104S uORAW vl.O a mechanism far Ihe rabid drawing of schematic diagrams J A 4 V1051 EASY CALC PLUS A spread sheet designed to be both easy to use and fast Built in excellent help system J A 4 V1054 ADVANCED UTLS 2 Compress Dt$ k doubles thecapocityofyojrDontheflywith compressions DiskOptimizer. SCSI Mount _l A * VT055 PAR8ENCH All the software you need to hookup 2 AMIGA s or CDTVs j A 4 VTQ56 developer Contains the official Commodore developers Kit for theAMIGA. Amiga Guide 4 install utilities _l A 4 VTO58 3D GRAPHICS Several 3d moddeling ray tracing
programs j A + VT0S9 GRAPHICS Create stunning graphical images Mpath creates swirling galaxy images Roses, Rayshade 5 A 4 V1060 CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN Includes mCAD vl 26 and several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast J A 4 VKM 3 RIPPERS. STRIPPERS & BEATS For the music enthusiast, designed fo strip music from your favorite games J A 4 V1067 30 OBJECTS 3 About 20 objects in Sculpt Turbosilver format j A ? VKI49 PRINTER DRIVERS 5 DeskJet 550c. 500, 500c. Ricoh HP1200. Canon BJ300.130, LPB. 10e, PJIOBOa HP Paintiet j a a V10701AGA) UTLs 2 256 colour icon editor, Plamsa256, QuickGrab
vl 1 J A A V1071 (AGA) MSM vl.B Morfms system monitor for programmers J A A V1072 (AGA) WWBLENDER v39.28 Oeateexcellent stunning AGA fractals Also contains 68030 040 FPU versions j A 4 V1073 FT-X ACCOUNTS v2.01 Was written as there are nof ready any other good occount packages ? A A V1074 I'AGAI UTLs 3 Coltection of AGA Based utilities Includes Kill AGA Which allows you to run old badly written programs induing demos 4 some games J A * VT077 GENEALOGIST v3.04 Is a specialized database for keeping track of genealogical information Full featured 4 a wide selection of features to use J A 4 VT078
PC T ASK v2. 03 Software IBM- PC emulator It allows you ta run the majority of PC software with naaddifional hardware Now supports VGA, EGA, CGA and MDA J A 4 V1079 KEYBOARD TRAINER vl 1 Best Public Domain Typing Tutor Excellent J A 4 V1081 REPAIR-IT 3 Contains a seledion of Disk, Hord Drive repairing and file saving utilities for the Amiga J A 4 V1083 CROSS v5.1 is a program that creates crossword puzzles for you J A 4 91084 SPECTRUM EMULATOR vl.7 This is the best 4 latest version of the most popular emulator for the Amiaa There is an 020 030 versions now on tne disk which enhance the games
on disk. (2) Ll A 4 V1087 STOCK ANALYST Technical anoiysis and securities tracking program which calculate when to buy 4 sell shares ja* V1086 WB 2.04 UTLs Contains ChkFrag, DFC5, FastDos, Formatter, No-Click, Undelete, KeyMac. MeaaWB. MR, 1 Plone, Openl. ResumeMaker 4 StarBlank J A a V1O90 ANDYS (AGA) UTLs Another selection of utilities for A1200 owners also indudes FakeMem, KillAGA, AGATest, Degroder J A 4 VI091 ASTRONOMY v2.1 A menu driven astronomy program that cakukitoes information about the Sun.Moon, Planets and Constellations New updated version j a + vi092 HEROQUEST AID ' rill aid
solo AD4D players who do not have a Dungeon master It takes over the Dms role J A 4 V1Q93 PARNET SET-UP A two way network file system between two parallel ports, establish vio two AMIGAs |2) ja. Yum THE DEGRADERS f you have trouble running software on an A1200 or A4000 030 040 give this disk a try it will emulate the basic 13 rom better that any other software on the AMIGA at present J A 4 V1096 MING SHU CHINESE ASTROLOGY Will create a horoscope in seconds, not hours its the complete aid j A • VIKM COLOURED ICONS Transfer your disks into cotouful well presented works of art with this database
of excellent icons j A 4 VT1D6 MAJOR LEAGUE Allows you to keep track of your favorite teams ond there resutts Datalndex v2 4 J A 4 ¥1109 STAR VIEW ts designed ta show grophicollythe positions of tne Stars and planets from any point on Earth J A 4 V111Q FORCASTER v2.01b Isa Horse Racing predidion program which uses statistical analysis of Major factors J A 4 VT112 CHEQUE BOOK v2.5 Record your bank and other transactions a A * vim print LABEU DocDump2 1, Envelope Print vl 2, Inlay Maker vl 4. MC master v11, Banner Press, Label Print v3 5 JN V1TI6 POOLS WIZARD JNR Dead- acated Amiga Football
Pools predictor J A + V1T17 x-BEAT PRO A good program for drum sequencing 16 bass J A 4 VT125 LEMMINGS 2 INSTALL This disk will install Lemmings 2 to your hard drive. Imb Chip RAM + 512k RAM J A 4 VT129 RED ORAWF TRIVIA The ultimate Qui2 and answers game U A 4 V1130 COMMUNICATE vT.2 A helping tool for learning one of the eight formats of communications or languages
- J A* VI134TQOLMANAGCRv2.1 Includes the ability to add menus to
your Tools menu add WB icons or Windows (2)
- J A ‘ VT136 D1SKSALV LTTLj Copy_C A tool for making backup
copies, formatting ed DiskMate A multi drivedisk copier Disk
Salv2 is a disk structure, file repair come salvage or undelete
utt HDCIick, is a hard drive menu ond workbench fool J A A VH37
(AGA) LfTLs 4 Test, Bbtank, CheckAGA, CycletoMenu, Doublex,
Force VGA, GIF Datatype, PKLudae. PPShow, Rend24, ViewTek and
Veriouf J A A V1138 (AGA) LfTLs S Degroder, Pov- Ray,
AmigaToDouble. CardMemLast.
Palette. Promotor. RomTagMem j * a VTT39 (AGA) UTU 6 A4091Patch, Aleri Timer. Bestid. Clouds, Hom8 JPEG, NewFQP. NT5C4NTSC. PalchPointer. Plasmo PCX 4 Screen Mode changer J A 4 Vn4dFOOTBAU. FORECAST vl 2ThtS is Ihe latest and most upto date football results predidion program Newmstrudions j a + VH4! MANDELPLOT v2 4 Doest |ust produce 2d frodals, can mew them in 2d or 3d modes, moke animations, even design your own frodals Fastest mandd-brot producer j a + V1144 GRAPHICS Contains JPEG files,DJPEGGui v37 l,MakeAnim7,BestAGA ?nim piayback S-Amm-5 vl 1, S-PtC vl 2 J A 4 V1145 MENUMASTER HI If you
want to produce a simple menu system, this is it wether for a harask or a floppy disk _) A 4 V1147 EA5YBEMCH Contains o wide seledion of utilities which covers almost all the best utilities on the Amiga (2) J A 4 V1152 GOLOED v.94 A GUI Based editor with lots of fundions options labout 2501, DICE compiler front end, OS3 look (2)
- I A + V11S4 MAGIC MENU vl. 27 Reploces all Intuition menus,
supporting bath pull-down and Pop-Up Menus con displayed in 0
3d took J A 4 V1156 VIDEO TITLER Can you generate professional
looking TV titles and credits for you own videos Well you can
with this. It has outstanding abilities J A 4 VI161 GOALKEEPER
vl.O Computer soccer administration program, Createyour own
Mini Football leagues upta eight teams J A A V1164 aSj A1200
FIX DISK Contains all what you would need for getting disks to
work on your new a)200 computer J A 4 V1177 BETTERBENCH
Yesitsanother i ntresting Workbench utility disk pocked 99flfe
full of utilities and documents J A 4 Y1178 KICKSTART 3
EMULATOR This disk is a multi kickstart selection utility disk,
YoucanseledKickstartl 3(34 0051 Kickstart machine las it is!
Kickstart 3 01391061 No AGA support but a superior Workbench
ecf j A 4 Vlt?9 Fxf-O- FAX Designed for you fo work at your own
leisure without worrying about forgetting those important
meetings.
Or names, address, tef Number's ecf J A 4 V1184 AMIGA DIARY Is a mouse driven diory capable of storing oil persion events ond is the solution to those forgotten birthdays, missed appointments ect J A + VT185 GENIE Is a new geneologist database which will keep track of info J A 4 VT196 DESKTOP VIOEO Is a disk with making and editing your very own video master pieces Contains excellent software J A 4 ¥1200 MAGIC WORKBENCH is a selection of icons or items to enhance your Workbench screen and envtroments J A 4 VI207 OCTA5TUFF A new collection of ulitites come samples come modules for use with the
famous OctaMED programs J a4 V120BOCTAROCK Aseledionofrock orientated modules and samples (OctaME Dl J A 4 V1209 GNU C44 COMPILER Fred Fish hi* been working to supply the Amiga community with high quality rediirtributahke (oftware since the Amiga's introduction in lotc 1985. The Fred Fish CDROM series is produced directly by Fred Fish, to provide you with hundreds of Mega bytes of the very latest Amiga software.
* The current FRESH FISH CD ROM contain s h36Mb of software, each
6- 8 weeks there will he the latest Archived (BBS ready)
contents of floppy disks. Full GNU source codes, New
submissions, GNU binaries.
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J CD6000 [£19.99+P&P| The AMINET CDROM is a Quarterly CDROM.
? CD 16 __________ Aminet Vol II m *o i Price: £19.99 + (£1 P&P) * Another four thousand files. Hundreds of applications such as GNU utilities, editors, hypertext, plotter utilities and modem programs. Demos.
Games, sound files. ISO 9600 cd drives.
Aminet Vol I (CD4) is still in slock £19.99 J C DS GIFs Galore i u ROM Price: £24.99 + (£1 Postage & Packing) J CD8 MulllMedla Tool Kit t D ROM Price: £19.99 + (£1 Postage & Packing) J CDU .- Source Code d rom Pnce: 04.99 + (£1 Postage A Packing)
* This code goes you an cmormous source code collect ion to
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* Contains English language literature such as Oedipus Trilogy to
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J CDI3 F ractal Frenzy i d rom Price: £24,99 + (£1 Postage & Packing)
* Contains the definitive collection of Lee Skinners Fractal art
work. Beautiful images 3 CD 14 Internet Info cd ROM
Price: £24.99+ £ I P&P) * Contains a wealth of information that
is available on Internet J CD15 .... Clip Art Cornucopia D
aoM Price: £24.99 + (£1 P&P) * ISO9660dos contains 408Mb of
Black and white images in PCX formal from flowers to computers
Requi the latest version of the GCC environment. Thus the
compiler, driver, assembler, linker, header files inline code
generation of library calls (3) Ll A 4 V1213 PROGRAMMING
Contains the Programming languages like. Ace, AmigaE, AmigaEao,
SBProtog, BCPL4AMI, EGUL Pascal and others (3) Ll A 4 ¥1219 THE
AREXX GUIDE -ull Amiga Guide document to teach you Arexx" Tip
filled with easy cross referencing j a .
V1220TERMINL«Modem Terminal program Full featured
scripts screen modes overscon, all the popular protocols J A A
V1221 (AGA) BLANKER BlitzBtonker for WB v3 x only tt has 14
different blonkers oil reody to show off your AGA machine1 J A
4 V1222 PANASONIC STUDIO Special printer Preferences editor and
driver system for all Panasonic 9 & 24 pm printers
- I A ? V1223 CANON STUDIO Special pnnter Preferences editor ond
driver system for BJC 800&880, LBP A1, A2. BJC 800. BJ5.
10. 20. 200, 230.300.130 J A 4 V1226 AM (NATION & PAINT Direct
Action, Movie the amination player. Quic kfkx
o slideshow and cel animation. FrePaint JA* V1227 GADTOOLs
Contains o collection of sharded libraries intended to provide
programmers with new GadTools J A* V122BWB3.0UTU7Conkxnsanother
excellent helping of new utilities for WorkBench 2 0 and 3 0
Enforcer, A tool to monitor flegol memory access Assign
Monoger, A new pref editor AssgnPrefs, PickStartUp, Alows you
to select a startup-sequence of your Wang Shcldt.
A computer replocement tor the of Post-it note j a a vi229 (AGA) MAIN ACTOR vl.16 A modutar onim package wtth many features.
LFF-Anim5 7 8,IFF AnimBrush.PCX, playtng horn Hard disk or piay in a window |2) J A • V1231 HD SOUND URLs Contains Sound, Sound Machine, QuodraComp An intuition bosed music trocker that uses the internal sound capabilities of the Amiga HD_Frequency, Is a HD recording system with many features, rates bOkhz onA)200s ? A 4 ¥1235 BLACKBOARD vl.O Is an Fred Fish and Aminet Subscriptions
(i) CREDIT CARD 3 1 would like to subscribe by Credit card (my
card number. Name and address have been filled in below) to
the following CDROMsof J CD4000 Fresh Fish ? CD5000 Frozen
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S Special Pn ¦ ducts 3 TIMMi The A64 Emulator version 3 Price: £54.99 4 (£1 P&P) * Just Released!
The best selling Commodore 64 emulator just got even better! All new sound and graphics!! All new software It's now compatible with all Amiga’s versions of AmigaDos and is completely multitasking!
Fully supports Amiga hard and floppy drives and modems. The interface allows you to connect your C64 disk drives and printers to your Amiga. Actually funs faster that the original 64. New File transfer software! Dont throw out your old software., use it again.
J T1001 _ PC TASK n LL VERSION Price: £44,99 * IBM Emulator for the Amiga I DU MH in VI DISKS V792 KIDS GAMES Geography Math, Sicence and Word Games 3*4 V793 AMIGA BEGINNER You asked for rt' Tutorial lor the beginner on your Amiga1 3 A + V849 LANGUAGE TUTOR vl.O Spanish, French. German 8 Italian 3 A * V9Q8 DPAINT TUTOR Do you have Dpaint. The learn how to use it with this disk 3A*V927 CU TUTOR Helptull program to understand how to use CU & Shell J A ? V933 GCSE MATHS Program to help with the GESE maths course J A ? VTOIS JAPANESE Help teach Japanese Word-a-day & Vocabulary JA + VHS7 DiNOWARP
TRIVIA You land suddenly & apeor In front of o Dinosaur who agres fo let you go if you answer 50 questions 3*4 V1158 BACK TO SCHOOL Will demostrate to the youngest kid how to learn on the computer whill having fun (2) 3*4 V116S 6th FORM EDUCATION Contains Biorhythms. Cok, Elements. Huge, Resumemaker.Typist, Wavemak & more J A + V1168 VISIT TO A RED PLANET Good action, colour pictures & voiceovers moke this disk into o stunning production J A + VII70 COLOUR IT An excellent colouring book for kids ond big kids 3*4 V1T72 DUNGS DTP Childrens work is even done with just the keyboard its a typing
program with graphics abilities Want lo update your teams league position 3 I - V635 IfteM EMULATOR vl.S Iso CGA Colour IBM-PC Emulator for AMIGA J A 4 V660 HOME MANAGER s an addressbook.inventory database. 2-do list J A 4 V662 DCOPY v3.1 PRO ou can select the speed of the disk drive. Copy modes. Dos. Nibcopy, Ver & safecopy _lA 4 V678 DRAW MAP v4.1 You can generate world maps in detail vtews 3d or 2d J 2Mb (2) or J 1Mb V263 J A 4 V681 GAME TAMER v4.59 Get a hold of that extra hard game wtth a cheat _l A4 V685 ASTRO ASTROLOGY v3.5c Best Astrology program on the Amiga J A • V690 WB 2 3 UTMJTE5
Contains the programs that should have been with WB 2 x Toke full advantage ol the many NEW capabilities that are available (2) J A 4 V7I0 AREXX TUTORIAL Includes several samples of Arexx scripts ond programs _1 A 4 V711 UNIX Working demo ofMinix a Unixj based System which is call campafabte J A 4 V7T9 FREKOPY vl 8 Removes protected games copy protection so that the user can install them on HD J A 4 F691 PROFESSIONAL MANUAL v3 0 Is the largest collection of utilities, documents 4 examples for C. tt consists of six manuals, with over 40 chaptets 5) ,J A 4 V759 TEXT ENGWEv4.1 Updated version of
the Word processor with AZSPELL.
JA+V761 A-GENE v4 18 The most popular genealogy database program 3 A + V782 FORMS create. Edit, Draw, Colour & print your own forms _J A 4 V783 PROGRAMNUNG TOOLBOX Many programs to help in your development efforts (most C but some in basic) J A 4 V784 AREXX Contains a selection of Arexx -I program in Pascal J A 4 V787 PROGRAMMER TOOLS GacfToofs to design your user interface to your own programs using oil of DOS 2 04 J A 4 V790 ANIMATION UTLS Includes CyroUtils for splitting, combining, ond creating animations from IFF picture files J A 4 V791 DWECTORYULTSikghfyrec- om mended programs which
are designed to make CLI tasks virtually obsolete J A 4 V794 GRINDER Complete graphic conversion packoge that supports GIF, Jpeg.
Atari St. PCX. Targa. TIFF. Ham-t and IFF Formats J *4 V799 ADVENCED UTRi SerNet & ParNet, Connect 2 Amigas 4 share resources via senal or Parallel ports MyMenu 3 A 4 V8T1 ELECTROCAD vl.*2 & PRO TOYPER electronics drawing Programs 3 I - V8T7 AS 00 PIUS EMULATOR As it sounds will let vl 3 vl 2 owners run WB v2x+ software WITH-OUT any need to purchase the Workbench v2 x chips J A 4 V820 BBB6S v6 5 Baud Bandit bulletin Boord System Ftures include up to 99 file Itbranes, interface to extra devices j A4 V821SNOOPOOSvl.5 Monitors Dos calls ta see what library, devices, fonts ore required if a
program won t toad J A 4 V827 REPAIR.IT 2: NewZap v3.3, Sector file editor FtxDiSKvl. 2, Recover as much as possible from a defective disk 3*4 V841 MODULA-2 Contains modulo - 2 language on the Amiga j A 4 V842 SID v2.01 Nd can be used for rations, like file copieng, reject ¦ Programs lo produce your own music productions J A 4 V865 IMAGE PROCESSORS Tools to perform wide variety of Image techniques J A 4 V866 MANDEL EXPLORER collection of Fractal Generating software utilities (2) ? A * V875 SPACE The space disk helps you study, identify the Stars 4 celestial obiects ? A 4 V888 TRONI CAD vl.36
its the best Computer Aided Design program with excellent power functions for all users J A 4 V899 BAOC-TT UP Newty updated disk which contains Abackup v4 03 A Powerful backup utility that may be used for Hard Drive backup and File Archiving it alsocomtains$ yslnfov3 234 Backup vl 4x j A • V901 FiM v2.2 stands for Fast Intro Maker which will allow you to create Intros J A + V924 PLOT MAP An extra disk for use with Draw Map v4 04 Will allow use with 5I2K J A 4 V928 THE Unit OFFICE One of Ihe best disks Has a Word Processor ond others programs to aid a small business company
- I A 4 V936 LETTERS * BOILERPLATE mm m u m a ml J ! - 1073
TETRIS OrlGINAl’his is the closest gome ta the original terns J
A 4 1420 DTRtS it youwantalot 2 player Tetns this has to be 1
of them J A + 17*9 SCRAMBLE Original (hot old classic game from
the orcodes _1 A 4 1977 POM POM GUNNER Shoot down WW2 air
pkines in this Op Wolf game J! - 2018 JET MAN Spectrum classic
on the AMIGA with all the onginol sounds J A 4 2022 SEA LANCE
The first Silent Service type sub war gome on PD J A 4 2054 ATK
ATAC A rendition of the game from the original Spectrum J A 4
2164 DUNGEON ON NADROJ This is the best DAD adventure type game
J A 4 2220 STRATEGIC GAMfS Eternol Rome. Lords of Hosts, (n
Moonshine
- 1 A 4 2221 MIND GAMES 21 of the best games to challenge your
mind J A 4 2272 BLACK JACK LAB Ploy all the popular versions of
Pontoon J A 4 2278 CARO SHARP Very well presented selection of
solitaire gomes J A 4 2280 DIPLOMACY 2Mb Classic strategy game
loosely based on World War J A 4 2411 TOTAL WAR Strategy world
conquest type game 1 or more players J A 4 2432 GOLDEN OLDIES
Galago, Gataxian, Space invaders, Asteriods, Botiy & Missie
Command the Classic selection J A + 2447 CQINDRQP Fruit
Machine simulator with various gamble modes J I • 2448 CRAZY
SUE Another first rote cute school girl platform game J A *
2480 FRUIT MACMSNE 2 As near os poss to the Arcade mochines J A
4 2491 LEGEND OF LOTHIAN Excellent odv game in the vein of
Ultima J A 4 2499 AMOS CRICKET Excellent arcade cricket
simulator with nice graphic J A 4 2614 TTT8SN is a lor 2 player
Tetns The 2 pktyer game is Head 2 Heod J A 4 2617GOLDEN OLDIES
2: Croak, isa 1 or 2 player Frogger BiPlanes is 1 of the most
oddrtwe gomes we've played here Trail-Blazer, as the C64
Classic Scamble
- 1 A 4 2620 DR MARtO You must move coloured pills down the
screen J A 4 2621 ETERNAL ROME Start the Roman Empire from 32BC
Build fleets, armies & attack other counties and armies J A 4
2622 DONKEY KONG Platform oame m which you must rescue the girl
J A 4 2676 MOR4A v5.4 loads of new version Shoot down the alien
invaiders J A 4 ASS121BRAINBOW A board game, which will lax
your brains for hours Rather like a version of the pde-up
Scrabble J A 4 ASS123 ARHLLERUSI Blow up your opponent with
this one or two player game J A 4 ASST27 SHANGHAI 93* Abroad
new version of the old game called Dragon Tiles J A 4 ASS138
SCORCHED TANKS This is a enhanced version of Artiltorus II with
over 25 different weapons and upto 4 players J A +
ASS141BLACKDAWN Travel round a
lactotawhichhostttemonstersroamfree kHlthe monsters with a
section of weapons Its a excellent dungeon master done set in
the future _J A 4 ASST43 INTENSE iso Gauntlet stroke commando
game in which you must walk up the screen killing the monsters,
evil guys J A 4 ASST51 KrlUJAN INCIDENT, is o spoce simulation
game a bit like Elite or Epic You must defend research outposts
from the oncoming knllians Good sound effects and 30 graphics
ZYRAD Simply collect all the crystals in each level in mis
puzzler Good graphics, difficult gameploy J A 4 ASS152 DICTATOR
2 is a strategy game that consists of a map of Great Britain
divided into seven regions and then counties The aim is to take
over the control counties until you control the mo|on1y of the
population J A 4 ASS153 EXIT 13 A puzzle game in which you must
rearrange different coloured tiles When you place identical
files side by side they will vanish Good music and effects J A
4 ASS155 MEGABLOCK This is a Tetns clone with a lot of skill
levete.added features like the odd cherry bomb floating down to
take out any unwanted or badly positioned blocks 1-2 player
DlGGERAnorcode puzzle gome which tries to imitate the classic
arcade game of ten years ogo "Dig Dug* You must dig tunnels,
kil aliens Iwrth o bicycle pump') and progress to the next
level J A 4 ASSISf STRIKE * SPARES has excellent graphics and
control aver the bowing bail, curves, movement, sense and power
J A 4 A5S158VCHKSIIStunningnewchess gome SCRA88LE, is a
conversion of the board classic Play vs upto 3 friends of
computers J A 4 A5S159 DRIVING MANMCS This t$ the best racing
game i have ever seen on PO with solid 3d graphics including
Scenery, Track and car details expect to see every mogazine
review this game Weapons are optional and theres a knockout
competition, piay against o computer driver or a friend image
proccessor written specifically for AGA chil culpt files, you
Crop, Scale, Mapping. Edit, Rectangle, the AGA chip-set
machines will toad ILBM (IFF), Sculpt files, you can also
shade, colour.
Change range also vanousPotette routines J A 4 V1236 INVOICE PRINTER Will prmt invoices onto your letterheads Much sort after Ideally suited to a small business J A 4 V1237 SUPERSPELL A global spelling checker for use in ony program you ore typing under Has a 9,000 word Oktionofywhicn you can edit, add, reploce ed J A 4 V1238 KICKSTART SAVER v2.0 Functions include lood disk dfO. Dfl, toad file, kicksum. Maketack. Save file ect J A 4 V1239 5KICK PRO v3.43 is the replacement for kJckit, Zkick. And Uock ed intended for use on KS2 0 machines and its task is to soft-kick any other version ol
kickstart into RAM Enhanced KS3 0 lectures J a4 102*0 SHOW STD vl,2»solool that can be used to show the area covered by a particular STD code on a map on the UK Rying Toasters, is a screen mouse blanker J A • V1241 THE PD OFFICE IS a little collection of wonderful utilities kke EdWord- Pro, AddressBook. EasyCalc ed J A 4 ¥12*2 RE-ORG v3.1T is a fast shareware disk optimaer for AmigaDOS J A 4 ¥12*3 IMAGE 2.0OBJKTSVolumes 4 lo 7 packed to bursting potol of Images for use with that amazing program Image (4) J A 4 V1247 TtXTUfe MAPS in 320x200 JPEG formal for use with any rendering progras.
Textures like Organic. Miscellaneous. Slone, Wood ect (3) _l v 4 V12S0 SOLDERING contains many useful tools for drawing good quality circuit dxjgrams. And also vero-board (strip board solder board! Lay-outs complete PD system J a4 V1265DYNAMICSKtES4txgtoolbox for astronomy that has. Lor on ultimate goal, ta answer with speed arty question that may arise on celestial obteds You can even animate Jupiter’s path ocross the sky (2) J A 4 VT269 OCTAMED TUTOR A simple guide through the basics of this excellent musK program From OctaMED 3 x upwards j a + yijTo pro 9!Neo an of the entertainment of
Bingo to the computer J A 4 V1271 THF DARK ROOM will help you learn howto develop films to Nm spirals J 1 - VT272 COTV CD32 ADAPTOR Will help you make a leod so that you con use a CDTV keyboard on a CD32 machine J A 4 ¥1273 AMICDROM vl.7 A CD-Rom disk filing system for the Amiga It supports the 5O-V660 standard and wilt mounl the drive as a dos device to g CD01 You can even occess files ond directories on a CD J A * ¥127* KNTT vl.01. Converts on FF p*c into a knitting pattern VlDEOMAXi
04. 20, A video database that satisfies oil needs of a private
video user full OS 21+ J A 4 VT275 RUSK via is a directory
utility for ArmgaDOS 2 0 or greater It allows files and
directories ta be manipulated quickly and easily PEOPLETSCE
What ri offers you is the ability to compile o fan-sized
family tree for your self AMBUSH can be of used to
developers, who may wish to test programs j a . V1277 STAR
STUDIO Pnnter driver software for controlling any printer
pnnter J A 4 ¥1278 MAIt-O-DEX An excellent way to keep nomes.
Oddresses. Phone numbers, eel & then print them out J A 4
¥1279 PRINT-A-CARD Want to print
o business card or any other type of card then this is the
software for you _IA + V1180 BACK TO SCHOOL 3 Contains Treasure
Search, RefiexTest, Type or Die, more educations programs of
lads 3 A 4 VTI81 COLOUR THE ALPHABET b lor early learners which
may help wtth letter & colour recognition and a bd of counting
too 3*4 V1217 JUNIOR MATHS Cut down version which features
Counting function so does your child needs help with numbers V
ARIOl I Til IT i DISKS ? A + VT6 AQUARIUM Turns your screen
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DICE C COMPILER Matthew Dillons lull featured powerful C
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V536 CATALOGUES Acollectionof utilities used to Catalog all
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of dungon s mop. More monsters eel J A 4 272* NEIGHBOURS Is the
best graphical adventure game to date (2) J ! 4 2738 AIR
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Ths so stratergy based Star Trek in which you control the
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TOP GAMES
• 27 ASSASSINS 100 ’BLOAD RUNNER' a good game "PATIENCE" the old
card game ’MONACO' an excellent version of a classic old arcade
racer.
• 12LASSASS1NS ?Q TETRIS PRO' probably the best Tetm game around
for the Amiga ¦WANGLE* strange game TETRIS DIGITAL" a two
player game.
¦BOUIDERDASH COLLECTION' a good set of Boulderdash games
• PROJECT BUZZBAR* a very good addictive shooter - asteroids
style "XENON 3* well almost anyway
852. ASSASSINS 51 "LAMERS'a shooter of sorts "FIGHTING WARRIORS”
a very good playable ’SF2" rip off "SHAPES" a Tetris game
* 1043 TOTAL WAR A brilliantly addictive computer version of the
Risk board game. Up to six people can play each other or the
computer opponents
• 1046 ASSASSINS 64 ‘OBLIVION" probably the best Defender type
game on the Amiga ¦BREAKOUT CONSTRUCTION KIT make your own
games 'DRIVE WARS' aSEUCKgame
• 1382 FRUSTRATION lirot 1200) A very good text adventure with
lovely flowing descriptions » imCD DREAMS Four old LCD games re
vamped and Amiga-ised. Very nostalgic and unbelievably
playable.
* 1864 ASSASSINS 102 "FRUIT SALAD* a lovely puzzling platform
game oozing playability
• REBOUND" a pretty good Pong "PAC SIM" an OK Pacman game 'GNU
CHESS' an excellent against the clock chess game with a very
clearly defined board and pieces 'CUBUS' a very tough
challenging 3D Tetris game. Professional stuff
* 2243 ASSASSINS I "TANX” very funny tank combat ¦ROLLERPEDE'a
good little blast ¦AM1GOIDS' the best Asteroids?
'CAVERUNNER'a Boulderdash ¦AVATR1S* THREE player Tetris
* 2692 Gf MANAGER 93 A very technical and detailed management
game
• -2255-ASSASSMS74 'CRAZY PIPE 2‘ a brilliant Pipe Mania type
game, very addictive 'BOMB JACKY* very playable 'CHUTE' two
player parachute fun
* 2759. ASSASSINS 7?
"CRAV ATTACK* nerve racking "VEKTOR STORM' a fantastic arcade blast, full of action "ATOMS" a good multi-player
* 27 96 ASSASSINS 16 'PACMAN' great version for kids "WASTELANDS"
good 3D game 'DELEMMA' excellent puzzler!
SERIOUS
* 9 CATALOGUE 3 This is a fully working demo version of a very
nice and easy to use database program.
* 45.NCQMMl.tnal 5991 This has got to be the best modem
communications program around.
So if you've got a modem then get this and get talking to other users,
* 442 POOLS TOOLS A lovely little program that's designed to help
you play the Pools,
* 1Q27CREATE ADVENTURES A pretty good little adventure game
creating program. Easy-ish to use Without doubt this is the
best spread sheet program for the Amiga. It’s certainly the
most simple and user friendly one.
* 1272 OCTAMED Y2 An excellent music sequencer which also allows
you to use eight channels at the same time!
A 1344 MUSIC MANIA A brilliant collection of music sequencenandplayers.lt includes Protacker, Soundtracker and MED
* 1464 TEXT ENGINE V4.1 It roust be the best text editor word
processor around. It's easy to use and is packed with features
* 1S11IHE.MQNEY PROGRAM A very friendly and useful money
management program. It really can help to keep track of your
spending.
* amsmu An astrologer's dream. This program will tell you the
position of the planets on any given day, at any specified
time.
* 2459AM1EA3E A very good, and quite powerful database program.
Ideal for keeping dub records and the like.
* 2657 ELECTRO CAD 1.4 A must for electronic enthusiasts.
This little gem allows you to design your own circuits with ease.
READING
* HBLHIAtflC CHEATS This fantastic disk contains hints, tips and
solutions to almost 600 games. So if you're stuck get this.
¦ 1516 GATORS GRAPHIC GALLERY An excellent tutorial on how to create textures and effects with Deluxe Paint
* 1600 LITTLE TRAVELLER An around the world information disk.
Lots of info on lots of places.
* 2121.AM1GABEGMER Lots of helpful information on all aspects of
Amiga computing written in a very digestible form. A very
helpful guide to using the Cli.
* 2926 SECOND WORLD WAR A well presented wtalth of information on
the Second World War. Very informative indeed.
UTILITIES
• 124 ACTION REPLAY (12fflonly) A RAM resident reset program
which allows you access to the inner workings of most programs.
* 258AMQS PRO UPDATE Update your Amos Pro version 1 to the more
error free and slightly more powerful version 1.12
• 9QLSUL2 Probably the best al! Round disk file mangement program
available. If you USE your Amiga then get this.
* 1.009 SPEEDY DISK (not 5601 A marvellous program that installs
a semi-permanent RAM based Workbench in your computer that will
pop back up after a reset
• 1100 LOCK PICK 2 fnot 12001 A special disk back-up program
which can back-up a large selection of commercial software. For
your own personal use only!
• 1249 GRINDER Will convert screens saved in any format to any
other format
• 1446.SPECTRUM EMULATOR This is version 1.7 of this amazing
program which will literally turn your Amiga into a Spectrum.
You can even load tape games with a good sampler plugged in « j
766 SLICK UTILS 15QQ only) A brilliant collection of utilities
for A500 owners, which includes Text Engine and Diskmaster 3
plus many others. Definitely one to have.
» J863 CLASSIC UTILITIES An excellent well balanced collection of utilities which includes D-Copy, Last Hope, MED and Power Packer to name but a few.
• 2582 D-CQPY 3.1 The best disk back-up program you can get Very
simple to use.
• 2918 RELOKICK 1,4 (1200 onlvl This little gem will downgrade
your Amiga A1200 to an A500, making it a bit more compatible
with some older programs.
LISTEN UP
• 5 MIND WARP (1200 nntvl A nice tune with nice graphic effects,
a 1200 treat in fact
• 347 TECHNOMANIA 2 Some of the hottest Techno music around, and
some of the best Amiga music ever produced.
• 1119 TECHNOMANIA The same comments as above fTz PD SPECIAL MAY
1994 Steve Bradley has watched hundreds, no thousands, of PD
demos, and something is really bothering him. Co on Steve, get
it off your chest mate.
Flashy, swirling graphics synchronised to an tremendous backing track earned Jesus On E's many plaudits.
SADLY, I'VE GOT a small admission to make. Occasionally it can be a chore. Not every month you understand; and don’t go getdng ideas that I’m not grateful because I am. It’s just that sometimes I want a little bit more, shall we say, variety, which is, we are oft told, the spice of life.
Let me enlighten you. Every month, PD libraries across the nation send in demos by the truckload to the AF offices and we check them out and tell you whether they are any good. That’s our job, and heck, we enjoy it. Wouldn’t you?
The pile can be split into three basic categories: demos - visual imagery backed by a music track; animations, and slideshows. By far the most prevalent are the demos and these usually consist of a mish mash of reasonably clever effects (dot- capes and fractals) backed by a bland rave track.
Not that there is any particular theme you understand, it seems that the basic idea is to demonstrate to folk what great effects the Amiga is capable of and show your mates what a clever bloke you are. And try to win party competitions.
There are some great demos which mix and match the imagery (check out Ray World AGA, which has some fine robots and includes the guest appearance of a Rubik’s Cube), but most are as dull as a shopping list. Simply tick off the usual effects as they appear.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t make for great repeated viewing. Few demos match the standards of Stale of the Art, Jesus On E’s and Nine Fingeis.
It’s not only linear progression that is missing from demos, there’s another ingredient which rarely makes an appearance - humour. The words ‘po* and ‘faced’ spring to mind when you watch many demos. Images of skeletons in helmets and naked women astride enormous dragons abound.
Surely it is possible to showcase the Amiga’s capabilities, produce an interesting and entertaining demo and still win competitions at parties?
Paul Henderson’s Suicide Man animations are a case in point. Technically, they are not the most sophisticated of examples but they are funny. The slideshow, Unpleasant Ways To Die is but a simple collection of line drawings but it got more reaction in the office than a dozen demos.
Why? Because they are original. Of course, there are many poor examples of animations and slideshows but at least they traverse a wider subject matter than most demos.
So what we want is a little more innovation, a little more thought - some kind of narrative progression wouldn’t go amiss either. And please, more variety. ® SEASOFT The Logical Choice OctaMED Pro VS.01b - £30.00 Latest version of this famous 8-channel music editor with new Workbench v2.1 files (Note - requires Kickstart 2.04 or later) OctaMED Campanian - £19.99 (£1.00 ptpf Printed tutorial & accompanying disks Essential reading for all OctaMED V5 users AMFC Pro Converts files between most trackers and OctaMED & Music-X format £10.00 TECHN0S0UND SAMPLERS TURBO £22.50 TURBO 2 - £35.00 NEW
LOW PRICES CLR GAMES TRUCKIN-ON 2 (£4.50) l2 Drives) Run your own trucking Co.
DRAGON TiLES (£3.50) Excellent Shanghi puzzle game MOTOR DUEL (£3.50) 3D Car racing shoot-em-up PIC IT (£4.50) ’Catchphrase' trivia game PARADOX (£3.50) Excellent sliding puzzle game SONIC SMARTIEHEAD (£3.50) Help Some - Kids platform game QUINGO (£3.50) Pub quiz machine simulator CRYSTAL MAZE (£3.50) Excellent pacman style game IMBRUIM (£3.50) Excellent platform adventure game JUNGLE BUNGLE (£3.50) Text Graphic adventure game tor kids WHITE RABBITS (£3.50) Totally addictive, puzzle game OGI (The Caveman) (£3.50) Excellent platform game. A must FI RACER (£3.50) Formula I type racing game
CRYSTAL SKULL (£3.50) 3D Dungeon Master type game TENPIN BOWLING (£3.50) Excellent bowling game CLR UTILITIES VIDEO TITLER (£3.50) Professional louch to y our v ideos TYPING TUTOR (£3.50) Complete course, structured lessons ALPHA GRAPH (£3.50) Comprehensive graphing program POWER ACCOUNTS (£3.50) Keep track of your bank account CALC V1.3 (£3.50) Powerful spreadsheet SUPER SOUND V4.7 (£3.50) Powerful sample editor X-STITCH LITE (£3.50) Produce cross stitch chans INVOICE MASTER V2 (£3.50) Create vour own invoices IMAGEBASE (£3.50) Multimedia program (Text & Sound) ADVENTURE TOOLKIT (£3.50) Text
adventure creator DRAW SELECTOR V2 (£3.50) Pools prediction progam FLOW CHARTER (£3.50) Create neat flowcharts AM I VIS I ON LICENCEWARE (£4.99 each) FORMULA ONE CHALLENGE V2 Manage your own racing team with this addictive & detailed simulation POWER BASE V2.2 Powerful, user friendly database program POWER PLANNER Personal organiser with diary, address telephone book, automatic reminders, regular events etc. Beginners reference and Amiga Dos LETS LEARN (£3.50) Various progs tor 5-7 vear olds ALPHABET TEACH (£3.50) Helps young kids recognise words FAST FRET (E3.&0) Guitar scales tutor WORK &
PLAY (£3.50) Educational program for young kids PLAY IT SAFE (£3.50) Teach kids about satety in the home BIG TOP FUN (£3.30) Help young kids with words pictures JlGMANIA (£3.50) A jigsaw solving program con kn CHESS TEACHER (£3.50) Tutorial for beginners MIND Yolfo LANGUAGE Self improvement vocabulary course SPEED READING (£5.50) Improve your reading skills CHORD COACH (£3.50) Excellent piano tutor
C. A.T.T. (£4.50) A Tarot prediction program FUN WITH CUB0Y
(£3.50) 8 different educational games lor kids PREHISTORIC
Fufo PACK (£3.50) 4 excellent Dinosaur games tor kids PEG A
PICTURE (£3.50) Build your picture with coloured pegs
UNDERSTANDING AMOS (£4.50) AM FM disk magazine for the serious
Amiga musician Issue 17 out now £2.50 (issues 1 to 16 also
available send sae for complete list) SAMPLES 17 disks packed
with high quality samples £2.50 per disk (send sae for
detailed listing of AM FM magazine & samples disks) TOTAL
IRRELEVANCE Issue 6 of the official MED User Group (MUG) disk
magazine is now available - £2.50 Issue 5 still available •
£2.50
T. l. 1993 (the best of issues 1 to 4) - £4.50 modules -NEW
produced by MED User Group members - call or write for full
details Other goodies from MUG (see PD prices below) SAMPLES -
Drum Kit (2), Bass Sounds (1), Brass & Woodwind (1) NO
SAMPLER? (2) No need for a sampler with this collection of
rippers etc. V4 V5 MODULES FRIENDS OF PAULA (4), BARNEY WARTS
‘N’ ALL (1) MIDI TUTORIAL (1) NEW - pick ' »' mix Dozens of
OctaMED modules CLR ENCYCLOPEDIAS Disk based encyclopedias
covering a range of interesting subjects.
Using a combination of text, diagrams, drawings & photographs, each title is entertaining as well as educational.
DINOSAURS 2 (£4,50). DINOSAURS 3 (£5.50), GEOLOGY (£4.50). SOLAR SYSTEM 1 & 2 (£5.50 each), ECOLOGY (£5,50), FRESHWATER FISHING (£4.50). YOUR FIRST PONY (£4 50), MESSERSCHMIT BF109 (£4.50), SPITFIRE (£4,50), CHEMISTRY (£4.50),BASIC LANG (£3,50),TITANIC (£4.50), DISCOVER AMERICA (£3.50), KINGS AND QUEENS (£4.50) A-GENE I(4.41 Latest version of this classic genealogical database program £15.00 MIDICRAFT High quality MUSIC-X and AMIGA PC MIDI files Call for full details A must for Amos users, all about Bobs MY LITTLE ARTIST (£4.50) Super colouring book lor young kids BOREALIS JUNIOR (£3.50)
Simple draw mg package tor children BASICALLY MEDICINE (£4.50) Covers all aspects. Iirst aid. Drugs etc. COMPOSITION (£3.50) Photographic tutorial on composition TELL THE TIME (£3.50) A tun way to teach kids the time PORTRAITURE (£3.50) Photographic tutorial about portraits CUBBY 2 (£3.50) Excellent package tor young children SEA SENSE (£3:50) Seamanship tutorial morse code etc. ROCKET MATHS (£3.50) Excellent childrens maths tutor AMIGA PUBLIC DOMAIN A SHAREWARE PD SHAREWARE PRICES - PER DISK (No. Of disks shown in brackets) 1 disk • £2.00,2 • 4 disks - £1.50,5 • 9 disks • £1.25,10 - 24 disks
• £1.00,25+ disks • £0.90 ASSASSINS GAMES 1 to 160+ m FISH 1 to 975+ POWER TEXT 2 (£3.50) Excellent Word processor spell check NCOMM V3 (1) Powerful comms package NORTH C (2) C-compiler NUMPAD (1) Adds numeric keypad to A600 PC TASK V2 (1) Demo of PC emulator PROCAD ELEC. V1.3 (1) Demo Circuii PCB design SID 2(1) comprehensive directory utility SPECTRUM EMULATOR V1.7(1) Latest Spectrum Emulator SUPERVIEWER (1) Slideshow construction kit TEXT ENGINE V4.1 (1) Text editor word processor TEXT PLUS 3(1) Excellent text editor V-MORPH V2.3 (1) Morphing program VIRUS CHECKER (1) Latest VC V6.33 - a
must ASI GAMES A S1151 - Krillian Incident.
Caffeine Free Diet, Zyard AS1152 - Klawz, Dictator 2, Big Willy and the Troll AS1153 - Exit 13, Beetle AS1154 - Wackman, Bobs Garden, Kaboom AS1155 - Megablock, Digger, Crazy Clock ASI ‘156 - World Darts.
Quacker, Karate Champ AS1157 - Fatal Mission, Strikes and Spares AS1158 - Scrabble, Tordo, Uchess III AS! 159 - Driving Maniacs, Smidge, Colour Change AS1160 - Bingo, Electrex UTILITIES A-BASE (1) Excellent database program AGENE V4,18(1) Demo of commercial package AMIGA FOX V1 (1) Desktop publishing program ASTRO 22 V3.5 (f) Serious astrology program ACC 1-4(1) Best of Issues A.C.C. 1-4
C. MANUAL V3 (12) Comprehensive C Manual CHECKBOOK (1) Keep track
of your bank act .
COMMUNICATE VI.2(1) Sign language program D COPY V3 (1) Excellent copying program EASY CALC (11 EASY CALC+ (DOS 2) (1) Excellent spreadsheet ENGINEERS TOOL KIT (1) Diagnostic program FREECOPY VI .8 (1) Install games etc on your HD FRED FISH CAT (1) Lists all Fred Fish disk FORMS UNLIMITED (1) 4 600 BUS. LETTERS (1) Useful business programs GOLF RECORD Eh (1) Golf database ICON PLUS (3) Various icons and useful utils INSCRIPT V1.1 (1) Video titlcr KICK 1.3 (1) Run those A300 programs KICKSTART 2(1) Emulates Kickstart 2 on A500 LOCK PICK 2(1) Install many games on HD MCAD VI .22(1) Technical
drawing package MAGNUM V1.9 (1) Disk magazine creator MENU MASTER 3(1) Create your own menus MESSY SID 2(1) Amiga - PC file convertor GAMES 18TH HOLE GOLF (2) The only PD golf game around AGATfiON STAR TREK (2) Game - a must for all trekkies AMOS CRICKET (1) Simple but fun cricket game CARD SHARP (1) Full of patience games DITHELL IN SPACE (1) Excellent platform game DONKEY KONG (1) Classic arcade game EXIT 13(1) Excellent puzzle game GAME TAMER v4.59(1) Latest tips and cheats GUSH (1) Pipemania style game HIGH OCTANE (1) Overhead driving game HOLY GRAIL flj Classic text adventure game PRO
BINGO (1) Excellent - Full house!
RETURN TO EARTH (1) Space trading game ROAD TO HtLL(1) 2 meg overhead racing game ROBOULDIX (1) Boulderdash game SCRABBLE (1) Excellent board game SKID MARKS (1) Fast driving game STAR BABE 13 (2) Graphic adventure game SUPER PACMAN (1) Classic pacman game SURVIVORS (1) (Not A600) Space adventure TETRIS PRO (1) Classic game TOTAL WAR (1) Excellent Risk style board game WIBBLY WORLD GIDDY (1) Commercial quality platform game 2 Meg anim A 10 Tank amusing E0UCATI0NAL A1200 ONLY kMIGA BEGINNER (1) A1200 INTROS (1) ACC HARDWARE PROGRAMMERS MANUAL Assembly language tutorial Disk 1 (PD) - £2.00 Disks
2 to 4-£12.50 ACC AMIGA CODERS CLUB hints, tips & source code for assembly language programmers £3.50 per issue (issue 32 now available) AMIGA A must for all beginners CLASSIC BOOKS - English literature ask for complete listing e.g. Shakespeare (12) CODE MUNGUSV5.1 (1) Highway code tutor D PAINT TUTORIAL (1) Excellent D Paint tutorial JUNIOR MATHS (1) Teach young children to add etc LEARN AND PLAY (2) Various progs for 5-10 years STORY LAND 2 (1) Save toyland from the witch TC ASTRONOMY (1) Disk based encyclopedia TC DINOSAURS VOL 1 (1) First of the brill TC Encyclopedias THE LITTLE TRAVELLER
(1) Learn all about other countries WORLD WAR 11(1) Info about the Second Wolnd War DEMOS 242 FAIRLIGHT (1) Stunning demo ALCAmAZ - ODDESSY (5) (Not A1200) Amazing demo BAIT MASKING (1) Eric Schwartz demo DESERT DREAMS (2) Mega demo from Kefrens GET FROGGED (1) Superb anim - singing frog JESUS ON E'S(2) Acid demo (2 drives) PINK FLOYD (6) (2 drives) Classic Mega demo - The Wall RAGE ALCHEMY (2) Excellent demo REVELATIONS (1) 4 great demo intros WB3 UTILITIES (1) uf ei 4 great d ANDYS PP Show 3.0a, WBVerlauf etc. ASSASSINS FIX DISK (1) Get your old programs to run BIOMECHANOID (1) Techno music
CYNOSTIC SLIDESHOW (1) Brilliant AGA slideshow HOI AGA DEMO 2(1) The very first AGA Demo HOI DEMO 2(1) KLONDIKE (3) AGA patience game K RHODES SLIDESHOW (1) Fantasy slideshow MANGA SUDESHOW (4) Famous Japanese artwork MAGIC WORKBENCH (1) Create dazzling backdrops MAGIC FACTORY (2) Excellent Star Trek slideshows MEGABALL 3 AGA (1) Excellent version MIRAGE SUBLIMINAL XTC (2) Excellent acid demo MOTOROLA INVADERS (2) An AGA space invaders game NIGHTBREED VOL 1 (2) VOL 2 (2) VOL 3 (2) Excellent AGA pictures POINT OF SALE (1) Stunning AGA demo SLEEPLESS NIGHTS 3(1) Useful utilities Icon Master etc
SPACEBALLS 9 FINGERS (2) Absolutely fabulous Mega SUPER HAM PICS (6) Excellent Ham pics TETRIS AGA UTILITIES (1) Classic game and utilities UCHESS (1) Ultimate chess program (4 meg) VIEWTEK V1.05 (1) AGA picture animation viewer CD ROMS (£1.00 P&P) CDPD 1,2 43 £19.95 each Fish disks & lots, lots more DEMO 1 4 2 £19.95 each Hundreds of classic demos 17 BIT COLLECTION £39.95 An instant P.D. library on this brilliant 2 disk collection 17 BIT CONTINUATION £19.95 More 17 bit titles MULTIMEDIA TOOLKIT £19.95 pics, colour & mono clip art.
Fonts, samples & more GAMES 1,243 £19.95 each 100 PD GAMES ON EACH OF THESE CD32 COMPATIBLE ROMS MUSIC GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC (3) Comprehensive guide 2 drives) MED 3.21 (1) Final version of classic editor MIDI CRAFT - VOL 1 Demo of MUSIC-X MIDI MUSIC ENGINE (1) Multi format music player OctaMED V2(1) Full functioning 8-cnannei editor OctaMED V4(1) Non-save demo OctaMED V5 (1) Non-save demo PROTRACKER 3.01 B (1) Latest version X-BEAT PRO (1) Drum sequencer OCTAMED MODULES MAKING TRAX-VOL 1 (1) MICROCRAFT (4) MUSICALLY CHALLENGED (1) ties PARRET
1. 8 PARNET lead with P.D. software £12.50 AMIGA-AMIGA null modem
lead £6.00 MEGA MOUSE 400dpi ultra high res £14.95 MI9I
INTERFACE with leads £22.50 Quality slideshow UNSPORTING (1)
i Tar aua picture animation v
W. B.3BACKGROUNDS Coloured backdrops foi WB3 HACKS (1) Selection
of fun hacks S (1)
w. bet nch THOUSANDS OF FILES OF CLIP ART (COLOURED 4 MONO) AND
FONTS etc. ALSO AVAILABLE Note - Titles marked will not work
on A500 (V1.2 V1.3) machines Unless otherwise stated all
advertised titles work on A50Q (1 meg), A500+, A600 & A1200
machines ACCESSORIES (£1.00 p4p) PYTHON JOYSTICK - £9.99
ZIPSTICK JOYSTICK - £12 99 MOUSE MAT-£2.99 MOUSE HOLDER -
£2.50 HEAD CLEANING KIT- £2.99 MONITOR COVER-£4.99 A5Q0 DUST
COVER - £2.99 A600 DUST COVER - £2.99 A120Q DUST COVER - £3.99
PRINTER STAND-£4.99 PRINTER LEAD (1,8m) - £3.99 PRINTER LEAD
(5m) - £6.99 4 PLAYER ADAPTOR - £5.99 LONG JS EXTENDER - £4.99
SHORT TWIN EXTENDER - £4.99 AMIGA-SCART LEAD - £10.00 DISKS &
BOXES (£1.00 p&p) DISK BOXES 10 cap-£1.25 40 cap - £4.50 100
cap-£5.99
3. 5" DISKS WITH LABELS 100% error free DS DD (AMIGA etc.)
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VIRUS FREE PD COPIERS EDUCATIONAL TETRIS GAMES EMULATORS
CLIP-ART LATEST GAMES ? ART1-2 WEDDINGS (2 disks) ? ART2-2
HOUSES (2 disks) ? ART3-3 REUGIOUS 0 disks) ? ART4 WW1
AIRCRAFT ? ART5-2 MEN (2 disks) ? ART6-2 WOMEN (2 disks) ?
ART-2 KIDS (2 disks) ? Arts BUSINESS ? ART9 OFFICE ? Artio
STUDENTS ?artii SALETIME ? ART12-3 XMAS (3 disks) ? ART13-3
PUNCH 0 disks) ? ART14 ANIMALS ? ART15 CATS ? ART16
SILHOUETTES ? ART17-2 SCHOOLS (2 disks) ? ART18 BABIES ?
ART19-2 SPORT (2 disks) ? ART20 OLYMPIC ? ART21-2 MEDICAL (2
disks) ? ART22 SEA LIFE ? ART23 DECORATIVE ? ART24 WACKY ?
ART25 HOLIDAYS ? ART26-2 BANNERS (2 disks) ? ART27 NOUVEAU
FLOWER ? ART28 BUTTERFLIES ? ART29-2 FOOD (2 disks) ? ART31-2
BORDERS (2 disks) ? ART32 MAC CUPS ? ART33 HORNBACK ?
I Kr TEDDY BEARS ? ART35-2 VANITY FARE ? ART36 HALLOWEEN ART ? ART37 SHOWTIME ? ART38 VEGETABLES ? ART39 FLORAL ? ART40 MYTHS ? ART41 DOG WOODCUTS ? ART42 CAT WOODCUTS ? ART43 AFRICAN ? ART44 AMERICAN ?ART45 ARTIC WOODCUTS ? ART46 FARM WOODCUTS Q ART47 MIXED ANIMAL ? ART48 BIRDS WOODCUTS ? ART49 MORE ANIMALS ? ART50 ANIMAL UNE ART Compatible with ALL graphics and Desktop Publishing software, eg: Dpaint, P-Stream.
P-Seoer etc ICONS & TOOLS ? 393 ULTIMATE ICON UTILS ? 1146 ICON MAGIC ? 1888 ICON DISK 7 ? 2527 ICONS FOR ALL 2 ? 3848-3 ICONS PLUS KS2 3 A three disk collection of icons for Workbench 2 or 3 ? 3772 MAGIC WORKBENCH Transform the look of your workbench, best with a hard disk, requires kicksurt 2 3 ? 3887 CUSTOM ICONS KS2 3 ? CD38 ICON DEVELOPMENT ? CD1343 ICONMANIA ? CD177Q ICON NIGHTMARE ? CD 1857 ICONS GALORE ? CD2202 CLUMPY ICONS Clumpy krona' ? CDNZ20 ICON1AB & 1CON+ED 2 easy to use Icon editors DEMO MAKERS ? iS DEMO MAKER Very bask stuff ? TT GHOSTWRITER Perfect for sending letters to
your friends, put it on disk ? 31 SPACE WRITER ? 488 DEMO MAKERS More demo makers ? DOPE INTRO MAKER Simple to use ? 1422 DEMO MAKERS A compilation of different demo makers etc ? 1558-2 Digital DEMO MAKER Professional 2 disk demo maker load in IFF pictures, music, scrolly messages etc. D 2014 RSI Demo maker DELUXE Another ersmn of the RSI dm ? 2916 MAGIC DEMO MAKER Small simple to use demo maker ? 3360 RSI DEMO MAKER 2 MEG Compatible with the A1200 Create stunning graphical & music demo's ? 3476 FAST INTRO MAKER 2 Requires luckstart 2 or 3 Very professional demo maker ? 3732 DEMO MAKER UTILS
WB3 Dpi SOFTWARE Dpi Disks cost £3 50 eacb 1Z DP11 WORKBENCH 3 DP12 A1200HD INSTALLER DP13 HARD DISK PREP DP14 PRINTER DRIVERS bz: DPI 5 ENGINEERS KIT AGA c DP16 EXTERMIN'8 AGA c DP17 CRACK'N’COFY AGA COMPATIBILITY!
All disks should work on all available Amiga's unless otherwise stated. "AGA" means it wily works on A120O A4OQO.
? 3945 SICK BALL U Sickly Pong game ? 3915 RAGMAN'S REVENGE Cheap Pacman game ? 3912 GALACITOD ? 3911 SCORCHED TANKS 2 player shoot 'em up ? 2810 SUPER PACMAN Brilliantly smooth version of that classic ? 3897 KARATE CHAMP A new karate beat 'em up ? 3898 DIGGER From the Arcade version ? 3899 WACK MAN Another Pacman done ? 3900 K1AWZ THE CAT Nice looking platform game ? 3901 BLACK DAWN DSDgame ? 3902 BAT DOG Fast and addictive platform game ? 3903 AMIGANOD Breakout but with 2 bats!
? 3904 WORLD DARTS Play dans (he easy way ? 3905 BOB'S GARDEN Excellent digger’s game ? 3906 BIG WILL&TROLL Another superb piatfonner ? 3907 THE BIG GAME ? 3908 CAFFEINE FREE DIET Wry fast paced horizontal shoot 'em up.
Great stuff ? 3909 GALAXT93 Superb Galaxians game Wry original sound FX ? 3910 CRONIC THE HODGE HEG A poor man's Sonic the Hedgehog game.
SAD!
? 3891 DARTS GAME Another dam game?
? 3893 QUACKERS GAME Popular arcade game ? 3894 MAD FIGHTERS AGA shareware An AGA beat 'em up ? 3895 ICE RUNNER Based 00 the classic Loadrunner, but with totally updated graphics & sound ? 3888 MEGABALL AGA A 256 colour breakout game ? 3869 PLACEBO INVADERS Colourful Space lnvaden game ? 3870 TACHYON A troo clone ? 3871 MOOSE DRIVER Fast top view racing game ? 3873 DITHEL IN SPACE Cute but addictive platform show ’em up ? 3874 KISS THE CANVAS Crappy beat 'em up game ? 3861 NOSTAGIUM The classic C64 Uridium is here ? 3862 PARA ATTACK ? 3898 LCD GAMES 4 classic LCD games ? 3852 MULTIPLEX PUZ21E
? 3829 DEPTH CHARGE GAME ? 3825 ELEVATION 2 Addictive & annoying ? 3776 FATAL MISSION 2 Brilliant shoot 'em up game ? 3777 OPERATION FIRESTORM Features fantastic graphics, great platform shoe* ’em up ? 3745 HIGH OCTANE Fast car racing game ? 3738 HOTBLOX A Tetris done ? 3718 NUMTWS See above ? 3667 INSECTOIDS 2 Brilliant shoot ’em up ? 3668 SHANGHAI -93 ? 3669 SPECCY GAMES, dms Over 40 classic spectrum games ? 3640-2 STARBASE 13 A huge arcade adventure ? 3635 ROBOUDIX Up to date boulderdash done ? 3622 MICRO MARKET 1 2 Buy & sell ? 3623-2 MR MEN OLYMPICS ? 3627-2 MOTOR 1NV 2 AGA ? 3613-2
MENTAL IMAGE 6 brilliant games ? 3612 KUNG FU CHARLIES 2 player platform beat 'em up ? 3573-2 18th HOLE GOLF PD golf game, good stuff D 3580 FIREFLY SHOOT 'EM Fast & furious ? 3570 RUMMY The card game ? 3563 ROAD TO HELL GAME Another good top view racer ? 3505 GIDDY Excellent cute platform game ? 3455 GNU CHESS KS2 3 Intelligent chess game ? 3456 FRUIT PANIC Pacman done ? 3459 BAGITMAN ? 3460 AZTEC CHALLENGE ? 3461 MEGABAU 21 Fantastic breakout game ? 3462 STARIANS Fast shoot ’em up ? 3987 VCHESS ?
Latest chess variant on (he Amiga ? 3986 SCRABBLE Based on the popular board game ? 3955 BLASTER Fast & furious shoot 'em up ? 3985 TEN PIN BOWLING SIM ? 334 LE COPIERS ? 1775 PACMAN COPIER Play Pacman whilst copying any disk D 2312 HARDWARE COPIER Requires (he Xcopy dongle to work ? 2315 ASI DISK COPIERS Large collection of copiers ? 3075 MECAD FILE COPIER ? 2175 UNI COPY ? 2334 FLASH COPY V0-9 ? 2333 SUPER DUPER V21 Vfeiy fast disk copier ? 2934 FREE COPY 1-8 ? 3576 DCOPY 31 Wry powerful disk duplicator. Supports up to 4 drives. Various copy modes induded ? 3550 SAFE II Can copy PC disks as
well as Amiga.
Copies most disks in less than 40 secs.
? 659 TETRA COPY ? 2605 THE NIB V2-0 AI2000IA4000 ? 601-5 EDUCATION ? 3240 FIREWORK ALPHABET ? 3072 MATHS REFLEX TEST ? 3065 DIVISION VH ? 2931 MATHS CALCULATOR ? 2913 HOORAY FOR HENRY ? 2914 SPELLBOUND ? 2915 BOOK OF SPELLS ? 1420 LEARN & PLAY 1 ? 2016 MATH TALK 13 ? 2065 ALGEBRA U ? 2068 MATHS WIZARD 1-3 ? 2135 STORYLAND 2 ? 2303 KIDS PAINT ? 3946-2 BACK TO SCHOOL ? 3885-2 KIDS DISK 3 & 4 ? 3770 JUNIOR MATHS SW ? 3560 KIDS DISK 2 ? 1548 TALKING COLOURING BOOK ? CD2392 KIDS PAINT BOX ? CD2070 GAS TURBINE ? CD2071 PETROL ENGINE ? CD2072 STEAM ENGINE ? CD2204 FRACTIONS ? CD2226 PICTURES &
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Excellent qualfty. Brilliant graphics and music ? TET006 A1200 TETRIS Very colourful AGA version of Tetris ? TET007 TETRIS PRO Very professional ? TET008 GAMEBOY TETRIS Based on the Gameboy Tetris Q TET009 LETTRIX Pit in die letters ? Tetoio KLAKTRIS ? TET011 DIZZY DIAMONDS Colourful variation ? TET012 AMIGA COLUMNS Based on Segas version ? TET014 SHAPES Fit in the shapes ? TET015 TETRIX ? TET016 TETRIS METALICA ? TET017 AVATRIS ? TET018 D-TRIS 2 PLAYER ? TET0I9 TETRIS 2 ? TET020 SUPER BLOCKOUT ? TET021 WEUTRIS A 3D version ? TET022 DR MARIO 2 player, great!
? TET023 COLOURS ? TET024 CUBUS ? I El 025 Workbench TETRIS'S A collection of loads of small tetris games for workbench.
? TET026 THE LAST TETRIS. NOT ? TET027 SQUIGGS ? TET028 T-TRIS (MASSIVE) This Tetris game is the worlds largest. It’s 3 screens tall ? TET030 HOTBLOX ? TET031 NUMTRIS ? TET032 TETRA COPY Copy a disk whilst playing tetris ? TET033 TETRON ? TET034 SYZYGY great sniff.
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A collection of professional tools ? 3593 DISK SALVE 2 KS2 3 Recover damaged or comipt files. Very easy to use ? 3594 LEMMINGS 2 HD PATCH Put Lemmings 2 on your hard disk ? 3578 PRINT A CARD V2 Business card maker ? 3523-3 AMATEUR RADIO A collection of tools for all ham radio freaks ? 33304 KING JAMES BIBLE The Bible on computer!
? 3311 FILEO-PAX Keep track of your life ? 3298 GRAMMAR CHECKER Check your grammar, works with all ASCII text ? 3121 NUMPAD for A600 Lets you use Dpaint 111 properly as well as numerous flight sims ? 0659 ESSENTIAL imiiTIES Collection of various tools ? 2906 DESKTOP PUBLISHER Create stunning documents etc ? 1078 ESSENTIAL UTHJTIES 2 indudes copiers, crunchers,Virus killers, etc etc ? 1234-3 - 3 Disks .Total price: £ ? 1772 A64 EMULATOR V2.0 ? 2997 A500 +IBM EMULATOR ? 3837 BBC EMULATOR A BBC Emulator?
? 4008-3 SPECCY EMULATOR ? 3554 PC TASK 2-03 Run PCXT software on the Amiga ? 3495 KICKSTART3EM Only works on A500+ A600 ? 2001 PC EM ? 2879 ATARI STEM KS2 An Atari ST emulator for A500+ ? 3159-2 QL EMULATOR ? 2897 KICKSTART 2 EM for A500's ? 3057 KICKSTART 13 A way of making more old games run on the A1200 A4000 ? DOS PC DOS DISK for use with any PC Emulator. £3.50 PRINTER Drivers ? 3033 DYNAMITE PRINTER DRIVER Over 100 primer drivers on one disk including, HP500 500c, HP550 HP LaserJets, Star Printers. Canon, Seikosha, Epson,Amstrad etc ? PDWB( ) WITH ( ) DRIVER We'll install a driver on the
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Call us for font compatibility information ? 89 COLOUR CUPFONTS ? 153 IFF FONT PICS 1 ? 364 PONT AND FONT UTELS ? 442 BITMAP FONTS 1 ? 653 BITMAP FONTS 2 ? 887 IFF FONTS 1 ? W IFF FoflTS 2 ? 1502 HEADLINE FONTS Large Bitmap fonts (OK for Scala) ? 1582 BITMAP FONTS ? 1715 RSI DEMO-MAKER FONTS ? 1721 EXILE IFF FONTS ? 2058 RSI PONT EDITOR ? 2139-6 AMIGA BITMAP FONTS ? 2145 IFF FONTS AND LOGOS ? 2146 HEFTY BITMAP FONTS 1 ? 2320 FONT FARM ? 2449 GELIGNITE CUP FONTS ? 2529 IFF FONTS ? 2569-3 BITMAP FONTS ? 2603 GELIGNITE CUP FONTS 3 ? 29754 COSMOPOLITAN PONTS ? 2987 MINI BITMAP FONTS II ? 3007-5
COLOUR DP FONTS ? 3013-2 BITMAP FONTS ? 3030 COLOUR CUP FONTS ? 3031 GELIGNITE IFF FONTS 2 More superb colour fonts ? 3063 FONT VIEWER 1*2 ? 3391-2 ADOBE FONTS For P-Stream, Pro-Page etc ? 3393 CG FONTS ? 3430 RUSSIAN ADOBE FONTS ? 3528 POST + PS PONTS ? 3533 FONT FARM 3 Over 50 Bitmap fonts ? 3689 COMPUGRAPHIC PONTS ? 3691 POSTSCRIPT PONTS ? 3734-2 IFF PICTURE FONTS ? 3736-2 FONTS & TEXTURES ? 38Ot-10 COLOUR TEXT FONTS ? 3960-10 PAGESTREAM FONTS 1-10 Over 100 top quality fonts ? 3970-3 COMPUGRAPHIC FONTS 1-3 Three disks of fonts CG fonts A FEW FOR KIDS ? 3946-2 BACK TO SCHOOL Six games for
ages 4-6 ? 3913 PD PAINT ? 3905 BOBS GARDEN ? 369*7 ANIMAL LAND 1 ? 3623-2 MR MEN OLYMPICS Verv polished Decathlon game for children ? 3505 GIDDY ? 3CH6 MARIOS WONDERLAND A fast paced arcade platform bounce n jump game PD Prices per disk 1 single disk 13.00 2-5 disks £200 each 6-10 disks £1.75 each 11-20 disks £1.50 each + Posuge & Packing in the UK Add 50p to any order MUSIC DEMOS A FEW TOOLS (AF) Every month we are inundated with hundreds of PD demos which we gather together and put on Stephen Bradley's desk. A few days later young Bradley emerges from behind the pile of disks to bring you
this: the definitive guide to the best of the pd demo scene... SOMEONE FROM FRANKIE Goes to MAY 1 994 PD MUSIC & GRAPHICS DEMOS Hollywood once said: “Welcome to the Demo Zone”. Or something like that. So welcome.
Kicking off this month is an animation from that doyen of the Amiga anim scene, Eric Schwartz. Juggette 3 - Balls off Wrath (Roberta Smith DTP, ESI 26) tells the tale of a female juggler with certain, ahem, assets, shall we say, other than her ability to keep balls in the air.
OK, she’s got large breasts and some chap comes along, feels ’em and gets a knee in the groin for his troubles. It’s very short (it loops) and not his best anim, but if you’re a Schwartz fan, you’ll get it anyway. And, as the protagonist says, it’s a cartoon.
And you can do anything in a cartoon.
If you like to keep abreast of the Bodyshop series, versions six and seven (both AGA and from Telescan) are now out. The scant costume dramas show less of the female form than many demos knocking around - there are even a few famous faces to identify. Good quality, but for aficionados.
You’ve seen the series, gasped at the athletic ability - and that’s only the presenters, now look at Not Again is the title. Judging by the expression on the Inspirational is not a word one would use to describe faces, it's the mood of the moment as well. Cheer up] Graham Taylor, or the music demo Pa ychr©me, some tiny pictures of the cast in Gladiators AGA (Telescan), Hurrah! I’m not sure what the point is, and there must be few out there who want to look at a picture of John Fashanu clutching a microphone. Give it the elbow.
Few demo tides are so succinct but this demo from SCALA is called Mot Again (AGA only, Cynostic, D0590). It’s the way I often feel when ploughing through the month’s releases.
Fortunately, it’s a tad misleading, for Not Again is rather more interesting than most.
The backing track has more than a hint of Jean Michel Jarre, though whether that’s a good thing I’ll leave you to decide, but it makes a pleasant change from the usual technotronic beat, and at times it’s visually resplendent - particularly when the ducks make an appearance. No use of the words ‘techno’ or ‘radical’ and there’s not a dotscape in sight. Hurrah!
Polychrome (Cynostic, D0591) is a collection of six music tracks which closely resemble the incidental music on those films you really wish you hadn’t bothered renting from the video shop.
There is nothing to look at and the best that can be said of Polychrome is that it makes riveting frog noises between tracks. Oh, and that it would be really cool name for your girlfriend.
Speeding across the sky like a supersonic rocket spaceship-typc thing comes Snake Rider AGA (Sensational Software, demo). The doors of the mothership open and out shoots the rather fetching craft, flying across terrain that resembles PD MUSIC & GRAPHICS DEMOS MAY 1 994 Chromagic is not the ground-breaking batch of synth pop tunes the world is waiting for, more's the pity.
Planet Groove is the place where worlds from far away Well, what can you say about Agatha7 It looks as if go to dance of a Friday night. That's what I was told. Someone from Scooby Doo is about to have a dream.
To warrant serious semiological analysis. So here goes. It’s crap, but the one where the bloke wees into his mate’s glass and he thinks it’s lemonade is quite tremendous. Drinks it too, he does. Ha ha.
Explicit II (Sensational Software, AGA demo) starts slowly (usual vector business), but has a fairly decent ray-traced rotation section. If you liked Grease, I’m not sure you’ll like the music.
‘The world’s first true AGA demo*, announces the credits. The intro to Planet Groove (Lazer PD, AGA demo) opens impressively - similar to the old Wonderful World of Disney series with the hitherto unexplored parts of Wales. And it looks great. Although it’s short and the backing track is worse than dire (no, not Strai... oh forget it!), Snake Rider looks superb and if you’re interested in spacecraft and unexplored bits of rural Wales, it’s a fine choice.
Well here’s a fair Paul Danielsian box of tricks and no mistake. And hey, who wants (or needs) linear progression when you can look at a whole mishmash of effects, especially when they’re done this well? Eradication AGA (Cynostic, D0593) suffers from a dreadful soundtrack but the dot tunnels and 3D cubes make up for it. Yeh, we’ve seen it before but it’s rarely done this well.
Silly Anims (Lazer PD) are indeed very silly. In fact, most of them are so totally obscure as CYNOSTIC PD, Office 01, New Enterprise Centre, Little Heath Industrial Estate, Old Church Road, Coventry CV6 7NB, 0203 681687.
SENSATIONAL SOFTWARE, 30 Housefield Crescent East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, South Yorks 565 3PZ.
TOP lO DEMOS Every month, we peruse the bestseller lists of a prominent PD company. This month, it's the turn of: CHOICE SOFTWARE IIV SHEFFIELD
1. Nine Fingers, Spaceballs D468 6. Origin AGA, Complex D461
2. Full Moon AGA, Virtual Dreams D476 7. Ray world AGA, Deform
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3. We Shave, Razor 1911 D524 8. Rave Nation M128
4. Arte, Sanity D462 9. Revelations Slideshow D509
5. A1200 POS. D439 10. Baywatch Erika Slideshow AGA D523
fireworks. No Mickey Mouse production this, though. Split into
acts, Planet Groove is quite spectacular in parts,
repetitive in others but, overall, a worthy project.
Chromagic AGA (Sensational Software) is a music demo - a collection of dull synth pop tunes which have no further part to play in this month’s Demo Zone. Shame on you. Now shoo!
This one probably does not refer to ace crime novelist Christie, more’s the pity. Probably something to do with chips. Anyway, Agatha it is (Sensational Software, AGA demo), and you’d be hard pressed to detect anything of anything other than fleeting interest here.
The little grey cells are struggling with the backing track, for sure. But there are one or two nice effects, and the use of colour is excellent, for about five seconds, anyway. It’s very short though and if you like lager, drink some now. It takes away the pain, apparently. ® ROBERTA SMITH DTP, 190 Falloden Way, Hampstead Gdn Suburb, London NW11 6JE, 081-455 1626.
TELESCAN COMPUTER SERVICES, PO Box 1( Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancs FY5 1SH, 0253 829292.
LAZER PD, 21 Tavistock Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL1S 9HF, 0566 775164.
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Every other kind of sampler I have ever used has always saved the sample between the two guidelines, why then is the GVP DSS8+ so different? Can you help? Has anyone else has this problem? Does anyone care? Nick it’s over to you.
Paul Aitradies, Denford, Northants You are one of a number of people with this problem, and as far as I can work out, you are doing nothing wrong. The software doesn’t seem to save loops correctly. 1 have forwarded your problem to GVP themselves in the hope that they can come up with an answer. They haven’t so far, but we’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, the only thing I can suggest is that you save the samples out in their entirety and load them into some other sampling software (even a PD program such as Med can save loops).
Not all sampling software conforms precisely to the 8SVX IFF standard, therefore you may have some incompatability problems. By the way, you are not related to the spice lords of the Dune worlds, are you?
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NOT AT ALL SAMPLING SORROW I have just purchased a lump of plastic from Silica Systems called the GVP DSS8+ sampler for my A1200 and my main problem is saving a loop. It would appear that such a simple thing is not possible at all, you spend ages getting the loop perfect and when you save it, it just saves the entire sample ignoring the loop guidelines completely. Why?
I have called the helpline at Silica Systems and it seems that they are not clued up on the DSS8+.
I get this impression by the fact they have to call GVP in the States to answer my queries. This is annoying because I have the problem*now, and I will have to wait at least a week for my reply.
Why do Silica offer a help service on the products they sell when they can’t really support them effectively?
After installing my new 80Mb hard drive into my A1200, I realised that I wanted another partition for my saved files, so I saved my valuable files and loaded my hard drive install disk. However, I accidently formatted the drive. I reinstalled my programs, but instead of having normal hard drive icons for the partitions: Workbench, Work and Data, I had normal disk icons.
The fonts wouldn’t load properly until I had copied the font disk to the Workbench directory and now I don’t have a Devs drawer, so I can’t change keymaps or printers. Also the built-in CrossDos now doesn’t work. It claims to mount PCO: but any PC disk comes up as DFO???
Although the CrossDos on the Amiga Format Continued overleaf f UE IQ ols) Reviver Can you tell me how to Tag deleted files in the Ami-Back Tools demo on the Coverdlsk of AFS71 Could you tell if you plan to include similar programs to Ami-Back and AmbBack Tools that can work with only an internal floppy disk drive and could you tell me if Ami-Back Tools will work with just an internal floppy disk drive?
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V A R Morrison, Berwich-Upon-Tweed Tha files are tagged by clicking in the margin to the left of the filename, as shown in the picture right The tagged files can then be recovered.
The program will work with any physical device, you just have to select it by clicking on the appropriate entry in the drive list which appears (in the bottom right hand comer) when Ami-Back Tools from AFSTs Covardisk does work, as long you start up the program. As you know how you should tag files.
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Collection No.8 works perfectly with the same disks. Can you please tell me what’s going on?
Paul Hargreavesr, Blackburn When you re-partition a hard drive, all the data on the drive is lost. This is because the directory tables have to be rebuilt to mirror the new size of the partitions. You will have to re-install the Workbench properly. The reason you are getting funny icons and CrossDos isn’t working is that all the files that Workbench requires are missing or in the wrong place.
Installing the software correctly can be a bit problematical. You may be able to find a Public Domain script to do it for you (check with your local Bulletin Board Sysop, or any good PD library), but failing that you can do it yourself.
Copy all the files from your original Workbench disks on to your hard drive. Make sure that all the programs from the storage disk go in the relevant drawers (for example, the contents of StoragerDevs should go in Workbench:devs).
CD AGAIN I heard recently that Commodore may not be releasing a CD drive for the A600 and A1200, but can I use the Tandem CD controller as advertised on page 50 51 of Issue 57 of Amiga Format, and if so how do you connect it to an A1200 or A600?
Jonathan Weale, Solihull The Tandem card that you mention is only for Amigas that have Zorro expansion slots (A1500, A2000, A3000 and A4000), so you won’t be able to use it on your A600 or A1200.
However, Commodore have now unveiled a CD drive for the A1200 at the CeBit show in Germany, but the full details are not yet clear.
Apparently, it does not support FMV, it is only slightly cheaper than the CD32 and Commodore UK have no plans to sell it here. (For more details see our news report on page 26.)
We can’t change their mind, but maybe you can. If you want to be able to buy a CD32 emulator for an A1200, write to David Pleasance at Commodore, Commodore House, The Switchback, Gardener Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 7XA.
WHY'S IT DIFFERENT?
When I rehoot Workbench 3.0 on my new A1200, the screen looks different from that in the manual (I am referring to Chapter Two - Basic Operations). On my Workbench screen I do not get either a System or a Work icon, instead, I just get a Workbench 3.0 icon and the RAM disk icon.
Is this normal? Does it make any difference?
Also, I placed the clock into the WB Startup drawer having first corrected the time and date.
How much non-volatile RAM does a CD32 have to store games?
A There is IK, or 1024 bytes of battery- backed RAM in the CD32, available for saving games in. This isn't a lot really. For instance, you will only be able to fit in one saved game of Pirates! Cold.
What is Arexx for?
AARexx is a very useful programming language. Because the Amiga multitasks, it is possible to run more than one program at once. One of these programs can be a script file run through Arexx, which means that your script can run and perform operations while you are doing something else.
Most application software, such as ADPro, ProPage and so on, have built-in support for Arexx. This means that the scripts can control functions of this software by themselves, so you can set up scripts to do repetitive tasks.
Ql have installed Dpaint on to my hard disk, but now it won't run. A message comes up saying a font is missing. What's going on?
Dpaint uses its own font (cunningly enough called Dpaint) for the menu I pressed the Save button thinking that when 1 again used my Amiga the clock would appear showing the correct time. This has not happened.
When I start the clock appears, but it always shows a date and time from 1992! Does this mean that I have to reset the date every time I start the A1200? These hiccups are most distressing for a new computer user like me.
Steve Morris, Surbiton, Surrey There is nothing wrong with your system. The icon that appears on your screen is the icon for your Workbench disk. The icons shown in the screen- shot are probably for a hard drive with a Workbench and a work partition. Putting the clock in the WBStartup drawer will cause it to appear options and requesters. Just copy the contents of the fonts directory on your Dpaint disk, to the fonts directory on your bootup partition.
I have been told that for my video work I need an SPG. What the good gosh is that?
A An SPG is nothing to do with (allegedly) violent members of the law enforcement agencies. It is in fact a Sync Pulse Generator.
This is used to provide one master clock signal which all your video equipment can be synchronised to.
These devices are non computer specific. To get some idea of which would be best for you, try looking in a camcorder or video magazine, or call The Amiga Centre Scotland on 089 687583 - they should be able to help.
Qmy mate can view PCX files with his Multiview on Workbench, but I can't.
Please tell me why this is.
A Multiview makes use of the Datatypes stored in the Workbench Devs directory.
These files explain the different file formats so that intelligent programs, such as Multiview, can interpret the data. There are many different datatypes available in Public Domain libraries and on BBSs which will deal with other picture file formats such as JPEG and TIFF, as well as PCX.
Every time you start your machine. This is a good idea because then you can set the correct time.
The time is not saved when the machine is turned off because the A1200 does not have a battery- backed clock. If you want to get a battery backed clock, they are often included with RAM expansion boards.
CLASSIC PROBLEM I recently purchased a back issue of AJF27 together with the Arcade Classics Coverdisk. However, I own an Amiga 1200 and I’m not sure if the Coverdisk is compatible. When I load and boot the disk, I get the menu up OK, but when I select an option, I get the system request message: Coverdisk has a write error on disk block 880.
Will the Coverdisk run on my A1200? If so what am I doing wrong? Should I use a down- grader program?
T S Woodcock, Preston I am having terrible trouble with my joystick port. Whenever I plug in a stick to play a game, the game behaves as if the stick in port two is constantly being pushed up. What is going on?
Jonathan Moore, York Not all of the games on the Arcade Classics Coverdisk are compatible with the A1200. In fact, a great many of them aren’t. However, your problem seems to be a faulty disk. Try running the Ami-Back Tools program (AF57 Coverdisk), or try getting hold of the Public Domain program Disksalve and using that.
I will assume that you have already tried swapping the two joysticks and have determined that this is not a problem with one of your joysticks. You could also try turning off your A1200 and disconnecting your external floppy to see if your joystick problem goes away.
If not, then it sounds like you need to take your system to a service centre. A problem such as the one you describe could be caused by a solder connection which has become cracked or stressed, or even a problem with the custom chip which processes the joystick directional data.
Using a downgrader may solve the compatibility problems in some cases, but it cannot be guaranteed to work.
EYING A NEW WIOUSE For some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of buying an optical mouse for my Amiga 500+.
Please can you advise me which is the best and most practical one to go for? If not, can you suggest a normal mouse which is of optical standard?
Greg Moffatt, London All you really need is a mouse with a better resolution. The standard Commodore one which went out with A500s was only 150dpi, which meant you needed a lot of desk space to move around the screen. A 400dpi mouse such as the Alfa Data Mega Mouse (Harwoods, 0773 836781) is a good buy at £13.95. You can get an optical mouse from the same source for £28.95 SERIAL. DRIVE I can’t get a cable to connect my 1541 disk drive to my A1200. Everywhere I’ve asked, I get looked at as if I’ve got horns and two tails!! I recently upgraded from a C64 to the A1200 and I don’t want my 1541
to sit just like a useless ornament.
I want to make it work.
Eliazbeth Anderson, Ayrshire Well, I’m sorry to break this to you, but the 1541 is a very unconventional disk drive indeed. It is not a random access device, it is a serial device, so in fact it isn’t that much better than a tape drive.
Incredibly, the 1541 has more processor power on board than the C64 did!
There is a PD 64 emulator available. The documentation with it provides details for how to connect C64 peripherals to the Amiga. Check out the PD firms advertising in this issue.
COLOUR CONUNDRUM I recently purchased an HP Desk jet 500C. I am very pleased with it and its print quality. However, to print a whole black and white document with a small bit of colour uses up far too much of the colour ink cartridge.
Do you, or any of your readers, know of a driver that will enable me to print the black first using the black cartridge, and then, feed the paper through again and print the colour parts with the colour cartridge?
Richard Conway, Manchester LEW'S CORNER By Lew Eggebrecht Commodore's Chief of Engineering IFF TO ARCHIE I am a devoted user of the Amiga operating system but I’m forced to work with the Archimedes and its art programs at school. I am desperate to find a program to convert my Brilliance! Creations so that they can be loaded into Archimedes programs such as Artisan* '(••ft viU wMU mIum it sc«iim4 Don’t think I’m knocking the Archimedes here (well not much). I’m sure if I could get used to It ttt Itf v* (wit "MrttMcfc' trwff! Nutt niti Lttaiii.fMt them I would love the irritating control methods
and mid-screen floating windows (yeah, right), but at the moment, it takes me a lot of precious GCSE class time desperately attempting to create a masterpiece that I could summon up in a tenth of the time at home using my A1200.
I’m sure such a program would be of great use to hundreds of students attending schools that still force us to use the Archimedes as the preferred design machine.
It's not the simplest of methods, but backing up your high density disks with Quarterback6 is possible.
It would also be useful to be able to import structured drawing into an Archimedes program such as Draw + Edit as well. Do you know of a program that could handle such a task? If not, why doesn’t some programmer out there give it a go?
I’m sure they would have a big market from students everywhere.
John Richardson, London Having tried to steer clear of the Archimedes, I’m not entirely familiar with what file format it uses. It surely must be capable of importing a GIF, or a TIFF or PCX file? What about TARGA? There are many PD file conversion programs that can translate between these formats and the IFF format used by the Amiga.
Continued overleaf TurboPrint 2 gives excellent control of printer parameters, and it was free with AF51!
A dedicated printer driver such as TurboPrint2 (AF51 Coverdisk) or the Canon Print Studio (call Canon on 081-459 1266) will give you more control over your colour output.
I am writing regarding your review of QuarterBack in AF57. You say that QuarterBackS doesn't back-up to high density disks. This is true because there are no options to do so. But I have found a way of backing-up to HD disks. I have been using this method with version 5 for quite a while and it also works with version 6.
Just insert a formatted HD disk into the HD drive before loading QuarterBack6. Leave the disk in there until you have chosen the required file to back up. Then, when the options appear for drive method only, select the drives that are HD, in my case DFO: (as I have A4000).
If you don't then a message will appear informing you that all selected drives must have the same capacity.
It will now go-ahead and calculate the backup size showing you that you now only require half the number of disks than before. Eject the disk and insert your first HD back-up disk and start the back-up. And off it goes backing-up on to high density disks.
To restore the back-up from high density disk can be done with the same method, but insert a formatted HD disk before loading up the Quarterback program. Do you think Central Coast Software know about this?
By the way I think your magazine is great!!
I've been buying it since Issue one.
Gurmail Dhaliwal» Hates; Middlesex 77tanks very much for the information. I don't think that Central Coast do know about this.
Being able to use HD disks obviously makes the software more useful to A4000 owners. However; the verdict remains the same - it certainly isn't a very friendly way of going about it If anyone has any queries about reviews, or has any useful tips for using software or hardware that may be of use to other readers, please send them in to Workbench, Amiga Format 30 Monmouth Street Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
However, 24-bit IFFs would be best run through a dedicated package such as The Art Department from ASDG or better still, Art Department Professional which is distributed by Meridian - call them on 081-543 3500.
PUBLISHER OR PROCESSOR?
I won an A1200, and I have been thinking about upgrading my old Pacesetter 2 desktop publisher, to a more advanced one. I bought Amiga Format 56 and tried out the Wordworth 3 Coverdisk and was very impressed with it.
The only thing I have noticed is that Wordworth is always referred to as a word processor rather than a DTP program. Why is this? My budget won’t quite stretch to the price of Wordworth 3 and I was thinking about buying Wordworth 2. Would you recommend this? If not, could you recommend a good desktop publishing program?
Wordworth is not referred to as a DTP system, because it isn’t. It falls into the murky middle ground between word processors and DTP packages. Digita themselves like to think of Wordworth more as a word processor, which is why we always refer to it as such.
Wordworth 2 is capable of many of the things found in Wordworth 3 and is a real bargain at £49.99 if you buy it through our Mail Order department (see page 152).
PRO PROBLEM When I attempt to load Vista Pro 2 or 5, a guru number appears which tells me to try again. The number is 8000000B. Can you help?
A P Papotto, London What machine are you running on. Do you have a Floating Point Unit? This question is impossible to answer because you haven’t given me enough information. Please give me as many relevant details as possible when writing to Workbench, otherwise I can’t help you.
EPROM PROMPT Can you suggest a way to connect an EPROM programmer to the Amiga? It needs an Rs232 connector, but the software is for an IBM compatible? Do you know of an Amiga EPROM programmer available anywhere?
Andrew Finn, Coventry You may be able to use the unit you have on an Amiga with a PC Emulator. Even a software emulator such as PC Task may do the trick (Meridian 081-543 3500). I’m not aware of any EPROM pro- gramers for the Amiga, but I’m always keen to learn if someone else knows better.
4 A fast scan digitiser uses a large memory buffer and a fast ADC (Analogue to Digital Converter) to capture the image. The image may not be displayed instantly, but it has been captured, TECHNICAL JARGON - BUSTED AND EXPLAINED 7 Grabbing moving sequences of images is more expensive. Systems such as V-Lab, with interleaved frame recording, get around this by grabbing from video, which can be rewound. After a number of passes, the sequence can be grabbed.
If you don't understand some of the terms or abbreviations in the Workbench letters* then find ©nIiyi the Motorola 08000 series of chips (as does the Apple Macintosh).
DOS - This term Is an abbreviation for Disk Operating System, and is a throwback to the days when you had to boot the operating system from floppy disk. The Amiga's operating system Is caHed AmigaDOS and to based on the multi-tasking mainframe operating system, Tripos. The operating system is low level software that tells the computer hardware how to deal with displays, the keyboard, disk drives and so on.
EPROM - An Erasaable Programmable Read Only Memory Is much the same as an ordinary ROM in all but one respect The Information on an EPROM can be erased and reprogrammed. This to usually done with intense uv light and a special programmer unit which uses high voltages to establish links in the ROM.
BUS - Bulletin Board System. This is the name given to a computer and modem system set up to recieve and transmit information over a phone line, A typical BBS will have areas for people to send messages to each other and file areas so you can download software and other binary data files. If you have a modem, try calling Afs own Spong! BBS on 0225 311647.
CPU - The Central Processing Unit of a computer is a highly complicated logic device, which is capable of performing many different binary operations. The CPU controls the operation of the computer, telling the other parts what to do and when. Modem CPUs are usually based on a single highly-integrated processor chip. The Amiga uses Designed to bring you high quality and performance at affordable prices, AmiTek peripherals offer outstanding value-for- money. They are built to ensure easy fitting, and trouble free operation - making them a pleasure to use. AmiTek products also thoroughly
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Lmitek Friendly Technology AMITEK - ‘FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY’ PERIPHERALS FOR ALL AMIGA SYSTEMS RAM UPGRADE & MATHS ACCELERATOR Mb oofff uuuu AMITEK AMITEK DELUXE ® FLOPPY DRIVE FOR ALL AMIGA COMPUTERS DELUXE FEATURES The AmiTek drive has been specially designed to meet the needs of Amiga users and has many deluxe features which are not included in other drives - check out the competition!
ANTI-CLICK The anti-click feature stops your drive from making lengthy whirs and clicks that occur when the drive is empty and searching for a disk.
ANTI-VIRUS The switchable Anti-Virus mode stops track 0 viruses infecting the disk while in the drive. Yet, unlike many other drives which have virus killers, this Anti-Virus mode can be disabled, allowing some fussy copy protected software to run.
FOR THE AMIGA 1200 Maximise the processing power of your standard A1200. Be ready for the new generation of software which makes more demands on Amiga memory and technology.
The AmiTek Hawk RAM expansion includes up to 8Mb fast. 32-bit RAM. The ability to support a sophisticated 68882 FPU (Floating Point Unit - drastically increases the speed of maths intensive operations) and a battery backed up clock. Built to a high standard, this board can be easily installed and comes with a 2 year warranty. The Hawk RAM board is available in 9 pre-configured versions enabling you to select the model which best suits your requirements.
INCREASES OPERATION BY UPTO 40X FPU Speed Comparison In aOPS 40 27 Floating Point Operallons par Second) Figures from AIBB version 6.1
38. 56 2693 _ ADD ADDITIONAL DRIVES As a double sided mechanism,
the AmiTek drive gives 880K of disk space after formatting.
It is also daisy-chainable, which HIGH QUALITY SONY MECHANISM
AmiTek took the time to source a mechanism that has all the
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• 75ms Access time
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• Low Power Usage
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Uses industry standard socketed SIMMs for easy upgrades Two
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68882 co-processor Comprehensive easy to follow manual with
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• High Quality 31 2h Sony Mechanism
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