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Continued overleaf 4 4 Once your Amiga 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. You have to do is to follow the on-screen instructions and swap disks when prompted. Once both disks have been decompressed, you'll have two disks - the AMOS Pro System disk and an Accessories disk. 5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, as it copies in chunks. Finally, type Endcli to close down the Shell. Your copy is complete. DISK NOT WORKINGV- We take every care to test the Coverdisk software, but Future Publishing cannot accept any responsibility for any data loss or other damage occurring during its use. If your disk is faulty, send it back, including a stamped addressed envelope for a free replacement to: Amiga Format (insert the name of the disk) Disk, Discopy Labs Ltd. PO Box 21, Daventry. NN11 5RT. Pretend dial you'll learn to program a game like Mortal Kombat II in an afternoon, but you'll be surprised at just what you can do. Persevere and there's no reason why you couldn't use AMOS Professional to write your own arcade games - if you're a PD fan, for example, chances are you've already stumbled across plenty of examples of AafOSgenerated games (some of which have even appeared on past Amiga Formal Coverdisks). Just to prove our point, we've included a selection of demonstration programs taken from the Amiga Format book Ultimate AMOS.

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Document sans nom Y AMIGA MAG A AMIGA Disk 67b FQPMAT SWOS: The ultimate demo of the best football game ever.
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AMIGA Disk 67c FORMAT THE LION KING: Exclusive! The first lavat of Virgin's latest Disney smash.
WIN! £3,000 worth of A4000 with Warp Engine and a copy of Lightwave 3D 9 770957 4860 Your guarantee of value NEW WORLD OF LEMMINGS™ AND PSYGNOSIS™ ARE TRAD£MA«RKS PSYGNOSIS LTD. PSYGNOSl LEMMMNl iTOi NEXTtiENERATION* IN THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING AMIGA MAGAZINE THIS MONTH One of the stunning 3D images wowing the punters at the Computer '94 Show in Cologne, Germany.
How to get your game published p34 Everyone has a game inside them. (Or was v!
That a book?) Anyway, we tell you how to make money from your creation. Wy Report from the Computer '94 Show Graeme Sandiford mingles with 25,000 like-minded computer buffs. And lives to tell the tale.
Don't miss your chance to win up to £1,000 in our AMOS Pro game-writing competition.
Introduction 97 Photogenics 99 Yet another paint package for the Amiga? Yes, but Nick Veitch discovers that there's more to Photogenics than it first appears.
V-Lab Motion 102 This video capture and playback card from MacroSystems is a revolutionary piece of hardware, but is it great?
Wordworth 3.1SE 107 A special edition of the original designed with the A1200 in mind.
Mo-Miga 110 Do you need more storage space? Nick Veitch takes a look at this new external magneto optical drive.
CD software 114 In our last issue we had a round-up of Cds and their accompanying hardware. Now we have yet more Cds for you to try out.
Aura 119 Jason Holborn investigates this 12-bit sampling cartridge for the A600 and A1200.
Lola L1500 124 Genlocks have never looked so good. Lola's L1500 is no exception.
Stocking fillers 126 If you're stuck for a Christmas gift for the Amiga lover in your life, Jason Holborn has found some of the best stocking fillers around.
Jiia Auuy-d ru jnu.i ianjjj Sensible World Of Soccer Jungle Strike Adventure Compilation Subwar 2025 Marvin's Marvellous Adventure Power Drive " Theme Park 500 Charlie J Cool Rise Of The Robots Football Glory ialia dij -Smjjfi 'ite yjyfld ju bdjidlbld ’jJv Jd 48 Theme Park 500 (left) is a non-AGA 52 version of the original Theme Park but now there are less rides and only youngsters attend the attractions.
Their Finest Hour (above) may not be the most stunningly pretty game around but it wins a Format Gold for playability.
68 CD32'S 7; 68 Re-Releases 8: 70 GameBusters 81 72 Helping Hand 8!
COVERDISK A: AMOS PROFESSIONAL p10 Write your own utilities, demos and even games with this powerful programming language. Then turn to page 41 for the chance to win up to £1,000 in our AMOS Pro competition.
COVERDISK B: ALL TERRAIN RACING & SENSIBLE WORLD OF SOCCER p15 &16 Race around on our special one-player ATR demo, then play probably the best football game in the world.
Disk 67b FQRMAT 4 * »*¦* m Mi w % r i [ gpl O L_i _s L AMIGA Disk 67c FORMAT DTP Tutorial 174 Richard Jones shares his extensive knowledge of newspaper design and shows you how to produce a newsletter.
WELLA SHOCKWAVES COMPETITION p64 Help design Shockwaves Express and win yourself an A4000!
Paint Tutorial The last in our series of paint tutorials deals with perspective.
TUTORIALS COVERDISK C: THE LION KING p16 Another Disney film has been turned into an Amiga game. And boy does it look good! Turn to page 16 to find out all about it.
OctaMED Add effects to your tunes with Ed Wiles and OctaMED.
AF OFFERS Amiga Format Presents___ 20 Subscriptions Back Issues 158 Reader's Offers 162 Books 172 REGULARS Month In View 6 Coverdisk Extra 18 Jeff Walker Column 25 Tim Smith Column 28 Public Domain 149 Workbench 167 Comms 187 3D Graphics 185 Letters 189 Gallery 194 Next Month 201 Advertisers' Index 202 More people read Amiga Format than any other Amiga FORMAT magazine on the planet!
Welcome to Amiga Format. By choosing this magazine you have just made a very wise decision: this is the world's most popular Amiga magazine. And that means more Amiga users know us, trust us and choose to read us than anyone else.
Why? Because Amiga Formats readers know they can trust our judgment and buying recommendations. Because we thoroughly test products, for one thing, and because we're not afraid to tell the truth.
No matter how harsh it may be.
The proof? Commodore itself regularly chooses Amiga Format to prepare special editions of the magazine to be bundled with its machines. And surveys have consistently shown that retailers trust Amiga Formats reviews above any other magazine. " ™ I m: So you know you can read Amiga Format “ with confidence. Welcome to the world's w I w I 0 biggest community of Amiga users! Publishing Steve Jarratt, Editor__ 44 A s the giant 1994 logo sets slowly behind the pile of rubble that was last year, I thought it time to take a JL Jk. Sideways glance at the previous 12 months of the Amiga and Amiga
Formal... Steve Jarratt looks back over 1994 - and bids farewell to one of the most tumultuous years in the history of Commodore and the Amiga.
1994 was a funny old year. It started (as most years do) in January. The first signs of all's-not- rightness appeared when Dave RoberLs wrote “Commodore has just announced another set of poor financial figures showing a whopping great loss. But the firm did predict the loss and insist that they will be back in the black for the quarter just ended.” Oh will they?
Come February, Commodore were still bullish and a bit cocky: CD*2 ad right next to Sega's HQ in London, reading "To be this good will take wheeze, but one couldn't help but A feel that the billion i jVen corporation were hardly quaking in their i boots. However, pACKACt' things still looked rosy with the news that 160,000 A1200s were sold over the Christmas period, while 70,000 CD*2S were Tilling Xmas stockings.
Commodore's downward spiral continued in March with the news that Commodore Australia had gone into liquidation on February 11. A $ 40 million turnover could do nothing to prevent the down-under company going belly-up. Oddly, we stated that “all of Commodore's business in Australia will now be administered directly from the Asian subsidiary, which is based in the United States Of America.” Naturally, if you want to run a company in India, you base it in the US.
As a cold Spring gave way to an equally cold Summer, May's issue of AT boasted the first pictures of Commodore’s CD 1200 - the long- awaited CD-ROM drive for the A1200. The big C unveiled their disc-spinner at the CeBIT '94 show, and we reported that “Commodore in the UK had tried to scotch rumours of such a device for several months, claiming that it wouldn’t be economically viable.” And it still hasn't appeared.
After several weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, editor Marcus Dyson decides to vacate the hotseat for a cushy number at Team 17. But no sooner had I settled into the executive swivel chair than June busted out all over! Top story this month is that Commodore US has gone into liquidation, and that the company - lock, stock and Amigas - is up for sale. But to whom? Top of the rumour mill are Amstrad, Hewlett Packard, Sony, Samsung, Nintendo and even Sam Tramiel!
Understatement of the month is from joint MD of Commodore, Colin Proudfoot, who states that “we have a cash-flow problem." The truth is that in 1993 Commodore lost $ 356.5 million worldwide! However, Proudfoot goes on record as saying, “There should be no impact in the UK marketplace. The brand is too strong to die: we're confident that Commodore will come out of this a better, stronger company.” The take-over should be over in about a month. Or so they reckoned.
The sexy new A4000 tower la-ll in system arrived as well - just as all manufacturing in the Philippines ceased.
In July, while Commodore hummed and hawed about releasing the CD 1200, Indi Direct stole a march on everyone with their Zappo CD- ROM drive. Not only does it free the trapdoor expansion slot by using the PCMCIA slot, but it can also play CD*2 titles by software emulation of the CD*2’s Akiko chip. It sells like warm buns.
August signalled the fifth birthday of Amiga Formal. And the old crock still managed to scoop everyone else to reviews of the new Zappo CD- ROM drive and Micro bo tics’ SX-1 expansion unit which turns your CD32 into an A1200.
A new factor enters the Commodore equation in the shape of a management buy-out. The team, headed by David Pleasance, Colin Proudfoot and some of the US execs, look for an investor to stump up the necessary readies to prise Commodore from those who might use the Amiga's technology and not the brand. By all accounts, the MBO should only take a month or so to complete.
If s September and , surprise, surprise, the Commodore debacle is still dragging on. Latest news is that the red and blue 'chickenhead' symbol is to be no more. The management buy-out will rely on the name Amiga and ditch the ill-fated Commodore legend and logo.
A deadline for the MBO has been set in order to give the new company time to ramp up production before Christmas. So it'll all be sorted in a couple of weeks. Then.
The nights start drawing in and October happens - which, sadly, can't be said of the buyout of Commodore. The MBO remains odds-on favourite to succeed and the new company will be called Amiga International. Or something.
Dave Pleasance makes a guest appearance at the Future Entertainment Show and tells all how the MBO will soon be sorted (though not in time to get A1200s in the shops by Christmas) and that the future of the Amiga lies in RISC technology.
November appeared, as it always does at this time of year, and still no sign of any resolution to the Amiga’s troubles. CEI (Creative Equipment International) of Miami make their presence felt in the last-minute bidding for the rights to the Amiga technology (see news story this issue). Most people now believe it’s a two-horse race between CEI and the MBO. We wait with bated breath.
Actually, December hasn't happened for me yet, so it’s a little difficult to comment on it. I guess all that remains is for me to wish you all a very happy Christmas, and to hope that Santa brings you loads of cool gear. Now if anyone wants to send me an A4000 with a Warp Engine and a copy of Lightwave... . ® VIPER 68030 SERIES BAR 4MB E BOAR VIPER D BOARD
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ilem_ WITH THIS MONTH'S COVERDISKS YOU CAN... Write games,
demos and utilities with AMOS Professional.
Experience thrills and spills with All Terrain Racing and play the finest game of footie ever - Sensible World Of Soccer.
Play the astounding Lion King. It's what we call a big game.
Secured to the front cover of this issue of Amiga Formal vou'll discover what is generally regarded as the most powerful BASIC programming language ever released for the Amiga. Whether you'd like to try your hand at writing utilities, demos or even complete games, you'll find AMOS Professional the perfect tool for the job. What's more, AMOS Professional has one feature that makes it quite unique - it's very, very easy to use.
AMOS Professional If you want to program with your Amiga then there's no better tool than AMOS Professional. Jason Holborn guides you through this powerful programming language.
Despite its obvious power, AMOS Professional was designed to be very simple to use which is why it's based on the one programming language that most Amiga owners know fairly well - BASIC.
What this means is that if you have ever tinkered with BASIC before (most computers offer a BASIC language), you will feel instantly at home with AMOS Pro. But don't assume that AMOS Pro is just another BASIC language. Far from it - AMOS Pro is head and shoulders above any other BASIC language you arc likclv to encounter.
This isn't just marketing hype either - thanks to AMOS Iso's impressive command set (which, incidentally, contains no fewer than 700 commands - more than any other BASIC.
Language), there's very little that AMOS Pro can't handle.
If you'd like to tinker with your Amiga's amazing graphics and sound capabilities, for example, then you'll love AMOS Pro’s vast range of dedicated graphics and sound commands. These allow you to perform all manner of wonderful effects such as screen scrolling, animating sprites, colourful 'copper’ effects, multichannel music and sound effects, often with little more than a couple of simple commands.
If the thought of learning to program frightens you, don't worry - AMOS Pro really is blindingly simple to use. OK, so we're not going to 10 Another month and another quest for the best Coverdisk programs. And we have found four great programs and demos to keep you busy over the festive period.
Fa oI HnigaShelI_ leu Shell process 4
4. UB3.0: diskcopv fron dfl: to dfl: AMOS PRO MANUAL £17.99
Unlock the power of your AMOS Professional Coverdisk with the
official AMOS Pro manual from Europress Software. It details
how to use the AMOS Pro Editor and accessories and also lists
and explains every single one of AMOS Pro's over 700 commands.
AMOS PRO COMPILER £34.99 Get your AMOS Pro programs running at full speed using the AMOS Pro Compiler. This invaluable utility converts your AMOS Pro source code to an executable file that runs faster than interpreted AMOS Pro code and can also be run independently of the AMOS Pro editor.
2 Type in the following line exactly as it appears here, taking care to put the spaces in the correct places: DISKC0PY FROM DFO: TO DF0: 3 When 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.
Create your own fantastic arcade games with nothing more than a dash of inspiration and AMOS Pro.
And have a go at modifying them yourself. If you’d like to learn how to program your own games in AMOS, then Ultimate AMOS (turn to page 172 to order your copy) is a must.
Continued overleaf 4 4 Once your Amiga 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.
You have to do is to follow the on-screen instructions and swap disks when prompted.
Once both disks have been decompressed, you'll have two disks - the AMOS Pro System disk and an Accessories disk.
5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, as it copies in chunks. Finally, type Endcli to close down the Shell. Your copy is complete.
DISK NOT WORKINGV- We take every care to test the Coverdisk software, but Future Publishing cannot accept any responsibility for any data loss or other damage occurring during its use. If your disk is faulty, send it back, including a stamped addressed envelope for a free replacement to: Amiga Format (insert the name of the disk) Disk, Discopy Labs Ltd. PO Box 21, Daventry. NN11 5RT.
Pretend dial you'll learn to program a game like Mortal Kombat II in an afternoon, but you'll be surprised at just what you can do. Persevere and there's no reason why you couldn't use AMOS Professional to write your own arcade games - if you're a PD fan, for example, chances are you've already stumbled across plenty of examples of AafOSgenerated games (some of which have even appeared on past Amiga Formal Coverdisks).
Just to prove our point, we've included a selection of demonstration programs taken from the Amiga Format book Ultimate AMOS. These listings demonstrate a wide variety of AMOS Pro programming techniques including how to write a platform game, how to scroll a continuously changing background screen for a .SVramMe-like effect, how to generate wonderful multicoloured copper colour bars and so on. Study these listings AMOS Professional is a seriously big program. So much so, in fact that we've been forced to crunch the program quite heavily - the original AMOS Professional package contains no
fewer than six disks which we have managed to pack down on to just one.
Don't worry - the version of AMOS Professional on our Coverdisk is exactly the same as the full package minus a few demonstration and tutorial files. Other than these less than vital files, our AMOS Professional disk is complete.
In order to run AMOS Professional it must first be decompressed on to two separate floppy disks, so make sure you have two blank disks ready.
Just insert your AMOS Professional Coverdisk into your Amiga's internal disk drive and then switch on your Amiga and our decompression script will handle the rest - all ULTIMATE AMOS £19.95 This 400* page book is the perfect companion for AMOS Pro. Bundled complete with a disk containing all the listings printed in the book.
Ultimate AMOS guides you gently through the basics of programming (including how to use the AMOS Pro Editor and accessories) before moving on to more advanced areas such as screen scrolling, sprites and bobs, music and sound effects, AMAL (AMOS Pro's powerful animation language) and possibly the most in-depth guide to games programming ever published. With Ultimate AMOS, you'll leam how to write your own shoot-em-ups. Platform games. Gaunt et-like maze games, adventure games and much more.
AMOS PRO SPECIAL OFFERS If you want to get the very best from your AMOS Pro Coverdisk, why not treat yourself to some of these wonderful support products. (Turn to pages 20. 121 and 172 for ordering details.)
GETTING STARTED WITH AMOS PRO BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK Copying your Coverdisk is very simple. Just follow the stages below... Ibootup with your Workbench disk, and find the Shell icon, in your system drawer.
Double-click on this to go into the Shell.
The AMOS experience ACCESSORIES Most of the programs that you write with AMOS Pro contain more than just lines of code. A game, for example, requires background graphics, sprite and bob images, sampled sounds and music.
Although AMOS Pro doesn't cover all of these areas (you need a paint program like Dpaint to create background graphics and title screens), it provides a wide range of accessory programs - one for editing the imagery of your sprites and bobs, another for creating sample banks and so on. All these accessories can be loaded from the AMOS Pro accessories disk (the second disk you decompressed) by selecting the appropriate option from AMOS Pro's User pull-down menu.
OBJECT EDITOR: The Object Editor is used to edit the appearance of the sprites, bobs and icons (rectangular blocks of graphic commonly used for game maps) used by your AMOS Pro listings. Such objects are held in what AMOS Pro calls banks which are collections of the same object stored as a library.
The Object Editor is a glorified paint program that has been geared towards the task of drawing sprites and bobs. As well as a wide range of drawing tools, it also allows you to manipulate banks by inserting new objects and deleting objects you don't want. The two pulldown menu options Edit Objects and Edit Icons both load the Object Editor.
DISK MANAGER: A directory utility along the lines of Directory Opus. And like Opus, the Disk Manager lets you copy, delete and rename files as well as a whole host of other common disk operations, therefore removing the need to leave AMOS Pro to access the AmigaDOS Shell.
RESOURCE EDITOR: The Resource Editor is one of AMOS Pro’s more advanced editors because it is used to pull together resource banks for use with AMOS Pro’s Interface language. Resources are used to build powerful user interfaces for programs.
SAMPLE BANK MAKER: This enables you to collect together two or more IFF sampled sounds into a sample bank. Each sample can be edited just like a sample editor - that is, you can cut, copy and paste sections of sample data and so on. Samples can also be fine tuned.
INDENT: The indent icon attempts to make your listings more readable by indenting code held within loops and program control structures.
RUN: Once you've typed in your AMOS Pro listing, clicking on this icon forces AMOS Pro to actually perform your listing.
Pressing the F1 key does the same job.
TEST: This icon lets you check your AMOS Pro listing for any errors without actually running the program. If an error is encountered, AMOS Pro moves the cursor to that line.
THE AMOS PRO EDITOR CONTROL PANEL Once you've decompressed the two AMOS Pro disks, insert the AMOS Pro System disk into your Amiga's internal drive and then switch on.
After a few moments' disk access, the AMOS Pro Editor appears. Click the left mouse button to get rid of the status box and the AMOS Pro Editor springs to life. The bulk of this screen is taken up by the source code window - that is. The area that displays your source code and where all editing of that code takes place.
Running along the top of the AMOS Pro Editor screen are a row of icons which you'll need to get to grips with. Here's a run down of what they do.
DIRECT MODE: The Direct Mode icon switches AMOS Pro to direct mode, the part of AMOS Pro that provides direct access to the AMOS Pro Interpreter (the bit that actually runs your programs). Direct Mode allows you to enter AMOS commands which are performed immediately rather than en masse like an AMOS listing. Pressing the Escape key has the same effect as selecting this icon.
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Professional command with its sophisticated on-line help
facility.
Documenting each and every one of AMOS Professional's 700 plus commands within the pages of Amiga Format is impossible because we just don't have the space. To make your life easier, however, AMOS Pro has its own on-line help facility which not only provides in-depth information on how to use the AMOS Pro Editor, but also documents every single AMOS Pro command!
To access AMOS Pro's on-line help, press the Help key on your Amiga's keyboard. If the cursor has been positioned over the first character of an AMOS Pro command, the on-line help jumps straight to the information on that particular command. If, on the other hand, the cursor is sat on a blank space, online help will start from the main menu.
Using online help is very simple indeed because it's completely menu driven. Selecting the information you want is simply a matter of clicking on the label for that information - clicking on the Basic of AMOS label from the main menu, for example, brings up another menu listing lots of further menu options which, in turn, gets you that bit closer to the information you want.
One thing worth noting, however, is that the on-line help also lets you automatically load demonstration files which show a particular command in action (the command's name appears as red text on a black background which can be clicked upon to load the demonstration). In order to squeeze AMOS Pro on to a single disk, we were forced to drop these tutorial files and so the facility to load a demonstration is not available with our Coverdisk.
NEXT MONTH!
Now that you've seen what AMOS Pro is capable of. Stay tuned for the next issue of Amiga Format in which you'll find the first installment in a regular series of AMOS Pro programming tutorials. Find out how to program your own AMOS games the easy way!
YOUR FIRST PROGRAM Now we've looked at how to use the AMOS Pro Editor, let's get stuck into some coding. Type in the following listing for a demonstration of AMOS Pro's powerful screen scrolling and blitter object commands.
Bern "• My First AMOS Pro Program!!!
Hem "• Open Screen and define viewport... Screen Open 0,640,886,16,Lowres Flash Off : Curs Off : Cls 0 Screen Display 0,188,40,380,8S6 Rem "¦ Define copper colour effect... Set Rainbow 0,0,880,”(18,1,18)’’,””,”” Rainbow 0,0,0,880 Rem •" Load Bobs from disk... Load “AMOSBOOK:AblcFlies SpaceShip.ABK” Set Sprite Palette Rem •" Draw colourful boxes... For A=1 To 100 X=Rnd(3Z0) Y=Rnd(8S6) 8=Rnd(80)+10 Ink Rnd(18)+1 Bar X,Y To X+S,Y+S Next A Rem •" copy first half of screen to second half... Screen Copy 0,0,0,319,886 To 0,380,0 Rem Double buffer screen for smooth movement... Double Buffer Do For A=0
To 319 Step 4 Rem •" Update bobs... Bob 0,80«A,40,FRAME Bob 1,130*A,80,FRAME Bob 8,180+A, 180,FRAME Bob 3,130+A, 160,FRAME Bob 4,80+A,800,FRAME Rem •" Update Bob animations... If FRAMEDELAY=4 Add FRAME, 1,1 To 8 FRAMEDELAY=0 Else Inc FRAMEDELAY End If OK. So it's not quite Project X but even this little program demonstrates AMOS Pro’s powerful graphic capabilities.
Rem ¦" Scroll screen... Screen Offset 0,A,0 Rem *** Synchronise screen update... Wait Vbl Next A Loop MONITOR The Monitor icon initiates AMOS Pro's powerful monitor tool that is used to debug AMOS Pro programs.
SEND TO BACK Working with several listing windows at once can be confusing, so the AMOS Pro Editor offers two options that allow you to arrange listing windows. Send to Back sends the active window behind any others that are currently open.
EDIT MODE: The Edit Mode icon switches the text editing mode between insert (characters are inserted between existing ones) and overwrite (new characters overwrite old ones).
HELP: The Help icon brings up AMOS Pro's useful on-line help facility. This help facility allows you to obtain detailed information on any of AMOS Pro's 700 plus commands.
INSERT: The Insert function inserts a blank line at the current cursor position.
FOLD UNFOLD: The Fold Unfold icon opens and closes procedures. Pressing the F9 key has the same effect.
BRING TO FRONT: Another window arrangement function is Bring to Front which is used to bring the currently active window to the front of all others.
WB: The WB icon switches AMOS Pro back to the Amiga's Workbench screen, allowing you to run other programs simultaneously. If you need to switch back to AMOS Pro. Just press the Left Amiga and A keys.
MEMORY: These two bars graphically display the total amount of Chip and Fast memory available to your AMOS programs.
Dawn Patrol is a true flight simulation with the emphasis firmly on pilot control and 'seat of the pants' skill. Climb into the cockpit and prepare for the aeronautical experience of a lifetime.
07ahe the controls of one of 15 period aircraft including the Sopwith Camel, SPAD 7. And the Red Baron s Fokker Triplane.
» Leading Edge Technology provides enhanced features for the A1200 and A4000.
®32 colour mode gives twice the colour resolution of standard Amiga flight sims.
SA myriad of viewing perspectives (View Matrix) including interior cockpit, multiple external and unique ordnance view.
®Over 150 missions to accomplish ranging from traditional dogfighting to balloon busting, each with full mission briefing and embedded hypertext.
* 64 pilot biographies allow you to create your own characters
from Rookie to Flying Ace.
©Experience a complete account of the 1914-18 War of the Skies' and battle for either side of the conflict.
Fully hard disk installable.
©The 1914-18 team spirit amongst the airmen is further emphasised ' through a number of authentic wartime ditties.'
I full range of realistic sound effects accompanied by Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien ' add the final touch of authenticity.
Forget all other flight sims. Dawn Fatrol tests your flying skills to the full against the real pioneer Aces of air combat.
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Sensible World Of Soccer. The game of the decade. Harps are plucked, the skies open and verily, the angels come down from the heavens clutching AF's exclusive Coverdisk demo. On giant, crashing waves.
We have the best league in the world, Italy's Serie A, and Serie B thrown in for good measure.
And in an act of monumental self-indulgence, dear readers, we offer you the chance to player- manage, or manage an Amiga FormaI Select XI through a season in Italy, pitting your wits against Lhe world's top players. Roberto Baggio, Ruud Gullit, Ruben Sosa, Franco Baresi, Paul Gascoigne.
And erm, David Platt.
There are two basic options in the demo. You can play friendlies between one or two players choosing from a staggering 40 teams (some demo, huh?), or you can play the Demo League where you manage the Amiga Format Select XI, choosing their tactics (die midfield combination of Jones, Garford. Bartucca and McGill is dynamite), buying and selling players, checking the club finances and even monitoring the progress of teams in the English and Scottish leagues.
You can even import English Premiership players if you trawl the foreign transfer market. So if you don't want to keep the bloke called Jarratt in the team, preferring perhaps to sign Les Ferdinand, then simply bung Mr Jarratt on the transfer list and hope that one of England's top strikers becomes available. Remember, the higher value a player has, die faster and more skillful he is likely to be.
Disappointed that you didn't gel to manage Manchester United in the demo? Tough. But you can still watch all their games during the season. Indeed, you can follow the fortunes of any English Premiership, First Division or Scottish Premier League team.
Marvellous, eh?
What are you waiting for. Play. And look out for the full version in the next few weeks which features virtually every club and international team in the whole world. Which is even more than are on this demo. . 'I' TECHNICAL INFORMATION The Sensible World Of Soccer and ATR Coverdisk has loads of data on It You need to decompress it. It's easy. Format two blank disks and load up the demo, following the instructions carefully. It will take a few minutes, but hey. They're great demos. It's worth It. Trust us.
Pitch your buggy against the best of the rest in the wonderful All Terrain Racing. You can even race on the special, snowy Christmas track.
ATR is the latest top-view racing racing game, similar, in some ways to Codemaster's excellent Micro Machines. Though perhaps a little more formal. But we think that you'll think it’s great.
Not to be confused in any way with the Srafet rir-wannabe TCR, our Christmas A77? Demonstration otTcrs you almost total control of a small, and somewhat cuddly buggy. And if you wish, an 'old china’ can join in and you can race head-to- head, as it were. Yes readers, this demo is for one or even two players.
You can upgrade your motor to enhance the performance but In the two-player mode, you have to amass ultimately, winning depends on whether Schumacher can knock... a certain amount of points for victory.
Af ter their previous, and rather disappointing effort at producing a racing game, Ovndrixv, Team 17 are determined to set the top-viewed car game record straight. A77? Looks set to do so. Race though a Christmas fairyland, with snow and trees with lights and stars. Avoid cones. Drive over power-ups. And look out for Father Christmas and one of his red-nosed reindeer perched on the roof of a particularly winsome log cabin. Team 17 obviously slipped up somewhere along the line though, for we spotted three Santas of the Claus variety, and as we all know, there is only one St Nicholas. But
perhaps he jumps up and flies to another cabin as soon as you’ve sped past. Yes, that'll explain it.
In one-player mode, you're kindly invited to spend some money in a shop which sports a variety of extras for your new motor. Special power steering is a bargain at only $ 200 (yes, you are in the Americas). It's perhaps unwise to purchase armour. Our demo contains no weapons, but we’re reliably informed that the full version, as well as featuring numerous courses and cars, will also contain elements of Dick Dastardly-esque foul play. All the more reason, we suspect, to look out for the full and, of course, definitive Amiga Formal review next month.
Our one-player demo features the Christmas track and a Grand Canyon-and-rivers affair. Two players can but hurtle around the winter wonderland attempting to speed to the top of the screen ensuring your opponent drifts off the edge giving you one wondrous point. So drive.
Lion King The biggest film of the year is now, not surprisingly, a computer game too. You are Simba. And you have to kill the nasties. Pressing the fire button makes the beast growl like next doors' ginger loin. It's an easy demo to complete (but a heck of a lot of fun) so we won’t tell you any more.
If you don't possess an AGA machine, our apologies. You won't he able to play the demonstration, nor will you be able to purchase the finished product. Well, you can, but you'll be wasting your money. You'll just have to take our word for it that it's an incredibly pretty game.
Or perhaps you can glance sideways at one of these screenshots.
Disney's gorgeous film is now a lovely computer game. And we've put this adorable platformer on our Coverdisk. What better way to spend Christmas?
For those with the requisite chips, there is no intro screen, and when you've completed the demo, which is almost inevitable, the screen freezes and to play again you must reboot. The same applies if you lose all your lives - the screen goes black, yet the quirky tune continues. Again, you have to reboot. 'If SMOKE AWAITS! KINTARO'S REVENGE! EXPECT NO MERCY!
MIDWAY, FRIENDSHIP?
Your Coverdisk should be working fine, but if not, these hints, tips and corrections may sort out the problem for you quickly and easily.
I 1 I MUSIC-X AF58 A600 owners, and anyone else with only Chip RAM, should follow the instructions for A1200 owners, otherwise they will find they have little room for samples. Also, many people seem to be getting a message regarding missing fonts. The fonts are 011 the disk, OK! If you boot up from the Musir-X program disk, like it says to do in the instructions, there is 110 problem.
PAGESETTER 3 Although it is not actually a Coverdisk, some of you have been experiencing problems with PageSetter 3, the upgrade to our great PageSetter 2 Coverdisk IAF63).
The problem seems to involve people running this software from a floppy drive. It has to be said that Gold Disk's install script and documentation are less than perfect.
Firstly, you do not actually have to run the floppy install program to run the software, you can just boot from disk one and run the program from disk two (although the print option will not work). To solve these problems, the easiest thing to do is make some additions to a copy of your Workbench disk. Here are the steps you should follow: If you want to boot off any other disk, copy the fonts into the FONTS: drawer of your boot-up disk. This is not complicated - it is how the Amiga works (and the PC and the Mac).
PAGESETTER 2 AF63 There are no problems with this program, but a few people seem to be having difficulty with fonts.
PageSeller 2 works with CompuGraphic fonts, but it needs an .ate file. If your font doesn't have one, PageSetter 2 won’t recognise it.
Assign Fonts: PS3Fonts:Fonts Assign CGFonts: PS3Fonts:Fonts Assign s: PS3Page:
3. Now save the file (using Escape then x if you are using ED)
and reboot your machine with this disk.
4. From Workbench, select and delete the Tools and Utilities
drawers (or otherwise make room for the library files).
5. Open a Shell and type the following: copy PS3lnstail:s page ?
S: copy PS3lnstall:libsVFontEngine.library Libs: endcli (If
you are using a GB keymap, the superscript 3 is obtained by
pressing Alt-3)
6. Reboot from this disk again. Insert the PS3Page disk and
double-click on the program's icon. It should now run, and
print to your selected printer.
7. To install more fonts, you should use the original Install
program, because this updates the special font list PageSetter
uses to tell which fonts are available.
THEME PARK AF64 Nol a problem, but a cheat for this rather good demo of a rather excellent game.
If you press the C key during the loading screen a message appears, informing you that the cheat mode is active. You will now have lous of cash to buy oodles of rides and things!
AND FINALLY... Not a problem or anything, but an example of what someone has done with their Coverdisk, in this case the hruigine disk we gave away all those issues ago (AF5J).
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through its paces. The board produced some incredible results.
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£ 3 Z « t Graeme Sandiford reports from the Computer 94 Show in Cologne.
The mammoth Computer 94 Show in November took up two whole floors of the massive Cologne Messe complex and attracted over 25,000 visitors from around Europe, on the Saturday morning alone, all eager to get their mitts on the latest computer hardware and software.
Computer '94 is a multi-format show.
However, unlike most other shows, a large number of stands were devoted to serious Amiga products.
VIDEO BLISS If you are a video enthusiast you'll be glad to know that ProOAD are poised to release ClariSSA 3.0 Professional on to the UK market - you can expect to see it in the next few weeks. It's currently selling in Germany for 449DM, which works out at about £200.
This latest version of the great animation optimiser and editor has a host of new features. Perhaps the most impressive one being an astounding 80% increase in animation playback speed - as if it wasn't fast enough already.
Playback from disk is possible now and new animation tools have been added And the program has some new effects tools (such as wipes and fades) and a set of anim tools that can be expanded. It is also possible to combine animations even if they are of different MAXON SHOW SENSATION Although Lightwave is being sold by the bucket-load in the UK. 1 didn't see a single- person with a copy at the show. Instead, one or two copies of .ightwave were sitting untouched on shelves. This is not because the German Amiga-users have no interest in 3D graphics, but because they are buying another product in
huge quantities
- Maxon Cinema 41) Pro 2.0. I tracked down the Maxon stall to
find out why everyone was buying this package, instead of
following the trends of the rest of Europe and the Slates. I
met up with the programmer, Philip Losch, and one of the
Beta-testers who took me through the features of this
incredible program.
One of the best features of Cinema 41) is its interface which combines some of the best features of other 3D packages - and it also onlv costs 448DM (about £200). You resolutions and colour-depths. Thanks to the program s modular design, you'll be able to add more tools and features as they are released and even create your own. There are loads of other new features and the speed of version 3.0 is guaranteed to amaze.
ProOAD have also been busy updating Adorage and producing a new video titler called the Monument Titler. Adorage 2.5 AOA will sport a host of new effects and will have on-line help through the AmigaGuide format. As with OahSSA playback speed has been enhanced Adorage Version 2.5 now supports more file formats, such as GIF and PCX and can save its animations in a variety of formats. Adorage 2.5 AGA will be available early In 1995 and will probably cost about £100 Monument Titler is a new titler that provides all the standard features of a titler and more. It has a variety of built-in effects,
text styles and fills and can load are given a choice of several views, ranging from the more traditional quad-view right through to a real-time perspective. To keep things easy, virtually all of the program's features are available from the two button banks on the screen.
Cinema has most of the features of Imagine, yet combines this with the ease-of- use of Lightwave. It doesn't have that many revolutionary functions, but offers a greater degree of control over the usual elements and numerous smaller features.
It can animate textures and materials, so you can animate an object’s attributes such as changing fog values over a period of time so it appears to de-materialise.
You can also apply bump, transparency and luminance maps and even control the amount of effect a bump has by adjusting a slider so the effect can be subtle or extreme.
CompuGraphic Fonts. It has extensive font scaling and anti-aliasing abilities too. It also utilises the SSA animation format supports timeline editing and has a versatile scrolling function. Monument Titler should also cost about £100.
ProOAD’s current UK distributor is Burgess Video, who can be contacted on 01874 611633.
In ihc modelling department, the program can load a variety of formats such as Imagine. Sculpt and DXF. It has extensive modelling tools including splines, morphing. Boolean operators and even a fractal landscape generator, li also has a large number of primitives, which you can add to by using the object library.
The program’s Animation Editor is also impressive, like Lightwave it can be used as a key-frame system. However, one of its best features is that you can assign the motions of one object, or group of objects, to another. The program is actually supplied with a mannequin-like (hierarchically constructed for natural articulation) object that can be used to animate your own humanoid models.
Another good feature of Cinema 40 is that you can see a representation of an animated texture's position so you can AMIGA LEGENDS Not only did the show attract .Amiga users from all over Europe, it was also graced by the attendance of a couple of celebrities. German 3D modeller and animator Tobias Richter and PD and Shareware guru Fred Fish were both present.
Richter attracted huge crowds on the Maxon stand, where his latest demo tape had everyone enthralled. He also had a selection of objects for sale which included the Millennium Falcon, Seaquest DSV and several Other sci-fl-relaied images. Two maior Amiga personalities turned up at the Show - PD . . .. , ... . Guru Fred Fish (inset) and 3D animator Tobias Richter.
The near-legendary Fred Fish was also on hand, promoting some of his new Cds. He also attracted large crowds, all of them eager to get hold of the latest Cds and, of course, to get them signed by the man himself. Some of the new Cds that were available included Fresh Fish Volume 7. Frnli Fonts.
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Easily key-frame its movements on the object's surface.
There are loads more features, but despite being such a powerful and easy-to- use package, we may never see a copy over here. The reason is that Maxon are Cinema has most of the features of Imagine, yet combines this with the ease of use of Lightwave.
Reluctant to commit large sums of money in order to translate the manuals if there is not going to be sufficient demand. So if you would like to get hold of a 3D animation package that combines the best of Imagine and Lightwave, contact Maxon's UK distributors, HiSoft on 01525 718181.
Continued on page 27 ¦* ? 1 Jeff Walker Column |EH|cfa There is no excuse for releasing buggy software, no matter what its cost. By buggy software I don't mean software with bugs in - a few bugs can't be helped, as any programmer will tell you - what I mean is software that contains very obvious bugs that cause the computer to crash and make the software extremely difficult to use - bugs that you know the developers are aware of but have not been able to fix.
Then there’s unfinished software. Software which contains bugs not because the developers can't fix them but because they haven’t actually finished the software.
I gueSS we ave all suffered this type of software, a lot of us very recently with Wordworth 3 and PageStream 3, neither of which is cheap. The instant reaction is anger and the end result is unhappy customers. Even laid back dudes like me who let life flow right over them (man) are left with this little knot in their stomachs which no amount of transcendental meditation and vegetable matter can untie. So why do they do it? Let's try to look at it from their point of view.
So this (fictional) company have been developing the new version of their (fictional) software for a year or two. Sales of the current version are tailing off and there is less and less money coming in to the company, while overheads are probably rising.
At some point the person in charge of finances will pull out a cash flow forecast which shows that in six, 12 or 18 months the company is going to have a problem unless there is an injection of cash. So The Powers That Be get their heads together and study the cash flow.
They see the simple solution. Come hell or high water their new software must be on sale by a certain date.
Then they point a gun at the development team by setting and announcing the launch date.
Now then. It s veryeasytosaythatlfthe software isn’t finished by that date then it shouldn't be released. But in this business deadlines have to be set and stuck to. Leave it to programmers and the well- known creeping features syndrome will take over; the software will never get finished because someone or other keeps coming up with new ideas and or new ways of implementing old ideas. And every time you write some new code, another few bugs are bom. At some point you have to stop actually developing and start fixing bugs. That's what launch dates force programmers to do. Launch dates force
them to eat their greens.
So, when buggy software is released it usually means that they didn't stop developing early enough.
They release the software anyway, and then spend the next few months fixing the bugs, normally promising all their customers free upgrades. Sadly, this means paying anything from nothing to a very small amount for shipping, to rather more because "we've added new features as well as fixed the bugs", which is a scam that should be outlawed.
None of the above is an excuse for releasing buggy software, merely one reason why it might happen. And it seems the bigger the program, the more likely it is that the first release of it will be ridden with bugs or unfinished features.
So is there anything we consumers can do about this? Well, yes, there probably is. The problem in the above scenario is the cash flow. If the cash was flowing, the software wouldn't have had to be released so early.
So we could help, in the long term, by buying software rather than waiting or taking an illegal copy. Always assuming, of course, that our cash is not going to be _ used to finance that fleet of Porsches in the car park. .
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All the latest news and inside stories from the world of Amiga games: the roughs, the rises and the robots... The television advertisement for Time Warner's Rise Of The Robots has been KO'ed by the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre, the association responsible for vetting television advertisements. BACC took particular exception to a scene in the ad in which an imposing military droid from the robot As a result of the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre ruling, the Rise Of The Robots advertisement has been banned from being transmitted during all religious broadcasts and children’s
programmes although it can still be transmitted during less sensitive time slots.
The 60-second commercial features a Marv Wliitehouse-like figure complaining about computer games and extolling the virtues of the innocent pastimes enjoyed by her generation's youth.
Black and white 1950s images arc suddenly shattered as SD-rendered droids from the game crash into each scene accompanied by such headlines as 'you can't dance with broken legs!'.
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• •••••••• "This advertising campaign has been designed to make
people sit up and take notice." Commented Time Warner spokesman
Jeff Tawney.
"We've combined some amazing graphics from the game with really aggressive and humorous captions. If some people find it offensive, that's tough. Our customers love it!"
• Turn to page 70 to find out why we gave the much-hyped Rise Of
The Robots a miserable 19 per cent.
Pussies Galore. Amusing title, eh? It's a platform game and it belongs to Wakefield funsters Team 17 and involves heavy metal music, cats, four worlds, missions galore and a plethora of kittens.
Pussy power Scheduled for release in March, it will be making ____ Kick Off 3 European Challenge boasts 120 an appearance on the European league teams.
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If you have a certain type of disk drive, this is exactly the sort of scene you wouldn't have seen with our demo of Zeewo f.
Vulcan Software's follow up to Valhalla is the suitably-titled Valhalla Before The War. Apparently, The Lord Of Infinity has been jealous of his brother Garamond (who wouldn't be jealous of a chap with such a fine moniker?). The King Of Valhalla, for simple an age. As Infinity's mentor, your task is to murder old Garamond.
There are four huge levels, characters aplenty and lots of speech.
And January is the time of arrival.
Frontier: Elite Iiwas a popular game. So popular in fact that a sequel is planned. Called Frontier: First Encounters, the action takes place in an allegedly astronomicallycorrect universe, and in full 3D'. What's half 3D? So in the early part of 1995. Many of you will be living through space, trading and battling with aliens. Although you'll still be in your bedroom. For A1200 and CD'12 only.
'Turbo charged' screams the press release. The new Kick Off 3 European Challenge has few motor vehicles but it does have 120 teams, each with different styles of play. Spanish. French, German.
Italian and English leagues are included plus all the World Cup teams. The teams play in different ways, so the Spanish have flair, the Italians are defensive and the English are.... Well, it doesn't say on the press release but they're probably reasonable. Out soon.
The demo of Zeewo f on AF66's Coverdisk has upset some of the disk drives out there in AF reader land. Binary Asylum's special loader conflicts with some of the drives installed in A500s. ABOOs and A1200s.
Vlleda's new Microclean cloth has been specifically designed for cleaning monitors and. As a result, does not require expensive chemicals - simply wet the Microclean cloth and drag it across your monitor screen and Microclean lifts dirt and grease without scratching.
Binary Asylum insist that this problem only occurs with a few of the first games mastered: the fault has been eliminated from later batches, so don't worry about the full game not working on your machine if the demo refused to load.
Similarly, if you've bought the full game of Zeewo f and it won't load, send it back to Binary Asylum and they'll personally re-master your disk. Faulty disks (minus the packaging) should be sent to: Zeewo f Returns. Binary Asylum.
28 Brock Street Bath, Avon BA1 2LN. Or Zeewo f Returns, Empire Software. 677 High Road. North Finchley. London N12 ODA. Do NOT send faulty Coverdisks. As they'll just send them straight back! Bad Coverdisks should be returned to: OisCopy Labs Ltd. PO Bo* 21. Daventry. NN11 SRT. By the time you read this, a fixed demo will be available - but bear with us. Eh?
New Aiwa CD-ROM Squirrel SCSI2 The electronic age So a hacker has done something so hideous, so dangerous and so nationally threatening that I can't bring myself to fully comprehend the nature of his or her crime. Yes, a hacker has given The Independent a frontpage lead news story by nicking passwords from walls where they had been top-secretly pinned. Steve Gold and Robert Schifferen (anybody remember the great Prince Philip hack?) Would have been proud of them.
Well have I got news for you, get ready tabloids, this is tomorrow's lead... Hackers with Amigas and2400modemshad nothing to do with the BT hack. Neither was the hack due to incompetence, laziness, or a sense of technology at BT that was buried everywhere else when the Model T came off the production line. Nope, the whole thing was an open information endeavour on the part of BT.
Yes that's right, having seen that ordinary people using Amigas can get on-line information from NASA.
AT&T, Bell, CERN in Switzerland, the Library of Congress and Andrews Airforce base among others, BT - in a top level meeting in the pub - decided that it would be the first UK company to throw itself open to the freedom of information on the Internet.
Noticing that while you can E-mail President Clinton, you can't even phone John Major, BT nailed its colours to the mast (after redesigning the colours and the mast at a massive cost) and has stated in an internal memo the following staff guidelines: Passwords: these should be clearly written and available at all times especially to temporary staff who might not know the names of senior management's children dogs favourite football team player.
Passwords should not contain numbers as these can be confusing.
Terminal access: after sending out the red bills please remember to leave, in plain sight, the numbers (both data and speech) of at least one top secret government establishment on-screen. This is essential to smooth billing and freedom of information.
Unauthorised personnel: unless otherwise unauthorised by the unauthorised personnel authorisation officer, all personnel are authorised.
Confidential telephone numbers: we cannot reinforce the fact that phone numbers for Mr and Mrs Major, Messrs Clarke. Portillo, Lilley, Hurd and Edmonds are not to be left lying around where they might be left out of the next issue of the Yellow Pages. The same applies to their E-mail addresses. It is essential that the general public have access to these people, after all. We are at the cutting edge.
Finally, remember, it's good to talk.
Okay, SO this |itt|e bit of humour might seem unrelated to the Amiga and its myriad uses, but think again. Armed with a £399 machine, a £150 modem, TCP- compatible software and a phone line, you really can garner information from all over the world.
Hence the recent furore kicked up by BT's utter incompetence at keeping things secret. The question that nobody seems to have asked however, is why is this information secret in the first place?
Hacker paranoia makes a good cheap story based on a 'digital underground'. But the majority of the people using the Net - a huge chunk of those are Amiga users - can be trusted, don't want to overthrow nations, and are now used to accessing sensitive areas in other major Western powers except this one. Hey, is it good to talk.
Tim Smith can be contacted on l8mlthhb@cix.compulink.co.uk and tlmbo@gashead.demon.co.uk The opinions expressed In The Tim Smith Column are not necessarily those of Amiga format HMK V ? | TimSrriithCdumn |EZZI I1 &I Leading hi-fi manufacturer Aiwa have taken the first tentative steps into the computer scene with the launch of a new external SCSI CD-ROM drive. Priced ai E249.99+VAT, the new ACD-300 has been designed to appeal to the home crossover market people who want to use the drive for CD-ROM applications but also want to use it as a conventional audio CD player too.
The ACD-300 offers double-speed operation and full multisession support (making it fully PholoCD-compalible) and it can be connected to any Amiga equipped with a SCSI interface and the appropriate driver software. Aiwa can Ik- contacted on 0181 897 7000.
The A1200 is a phenomenally popular computer, but one which has so far lacked a decent SCSI interface. This is set to change with the release, from HiSoft of the Squirrel SCSI2 interface.
The unit, which plugs into the PCMCIA slot on the A1200 (or the A600).
Will enable the connection of up to seven SCSI or SCSI2 devices, ranging from hard-drives to CD-ROMs. SyQuests and tapestreamers The Squirrel will be bundled with a whole host of SCSI utilities for playing audio Cds, sampling Cds direct to hard disk and even allows compatibility with the CD32, so that many CD32 games such as Diggers. Liberation and Pinball Fantasies can be run when coupled to a suitable CD mechanism.
Previously, the PCMCIA slot has been considered too slow for use as a SCSI interface, but the Squirrel can apparently achieve speeds of up to 1.2Mb sec on a All this E-mail is wonderful stulT, and we are very happy to receive your messages in this way. Because let's face it, it's much easier and often cheaper for everyone.
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Standard A1200 and in excess of 3Mb sec on a 68030 accelerated machine.
The Squirrel will be supported by a range of peripherals from HiSoft including double-speed and quad- speed CD-ROM drives and SyQuest drives as part of the Squirrel Storage Systems range.
The interface was the subject of a competition, in the form of an advertisement which appeared in a recent edition of Amiga Format. The clues were: "the Squirrel Can Suss It" (SCSI) and "no idea" (No IDE). If you guessed the correct solution, you may win a Squirrel SCSI interface and a Squirrel Storage Systems quad-speed CD-ROM drive. The winner will be notified shortly, and if you got the right answer, you are in with a good chance.
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BLURRY MAGIC BYES JCA Europe Ltd have In a recent conversation, Alex Amor, president of CEI. Slated that they were so optimistic of winning the battle for the Amiga, that their production partner was already tooling up ready to begin production of A 1200s, A4000s and CD32s, saving them 35-40 days once the relevant documents had been signed.
A few weeks ago industry paper Computer Trade Weekly reported that CEI had made a firm bid for the Amiga, and that the company claims to have reached a "tentative agreement" with the receiver to purchase Commodore's assets.
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0 0 Ul And so it goes on. At the time of writing. Commodore International Ltd has now been in a state of receivership for exacdy seven months.
But. Thankfully for all of us, the takeover now looks to have boiled down to a two-horse race between the Commodore UK management buy-out team and Creative Equipment International (CEI).
Who are the major distributor of Commodore products in the US.
Since the announcement of the MBO, David Pleasance and co have continually claimed to be in pole position with the receiver. However, claims by CEI have suggested that it may not be as clear cut as that.
PC EMULATION SENSATION Amiga owners wanting to run the wide range of serious applications available for the PC can experience the delights of MS-DOS and Windows thanks to Meridian Software's new PC Task 3.0. Retailing for £79.95, PC Task 3.0 is a software-based PC emulator which supports the 8086 and 80286 processors, up to 16Mb RAM and a wide range of PC screen modes, including VGA and SVGA with up to 256 colours on screen when ran on an AGA machine. Meridian are on 0181 543 3500.
WEIRD CDS Last month we quoted Almathera Systems as the supplier of the CD-ROM title Multimedia Toolkit when in fact it should have been credited to Weird Science who can be contacted on 0116 234 0682. Other titles available from Weird Science include Sounds Terrific, the AMOS CD and their equally brilliant font and clip art collections.
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A Here at Am,9a Povvef, »e have selflessly sacrificed our own Christmas to ensure „ . , . That yours is as happy as possible. We Don't buy a turkey tbit . , . ...... Christmas... have viewed games until the joysticks I diggt fell from our shaking hands. We have Ilain awake for night after night I --- f. deliberating over which ones we should A&SUtT IT*?* czj recommend to you. We have typed till i our ®n®ef* bled in producing our | E. vi f f Hv jM enormous Christmas Present Guide. We have ALMOST KILLED OURSELVES to bring you three fantastic coverdisks featuring Cannon Fodder
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Jonathan Davies, editor. Amiga Popper spa£C may be the final frontier, but how I *ii*(U.« wi,l Y00 9®* there if you can't build a ~ ~ - SnOP; spaceship? Cunningly tucked behind this Stars in their eyes Prolific printer people Star Electronics (01494 471 111) have unleashed three new low cost dot matrix printers on to the market. The cheapest, the 9-pin LC90, retails for £129.
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Richard Baguley, editor. Amiga Shower reneging on the proposed buy-out.
Assuming ihis to be the case, the whole proceedings will now go to a court hearing where Commodore's creditors will decide which bid to accept.
However, this claim has been denounced by David Pleasance as “horseshil". “We are in pole position," he continued. “The receiver has been in touch with me to let me know that nothing has been agreed."
Now we're in the position where Amor suggests that CEI's deal should be closed by (he beginning of December, while the MBO team expect to announce their successful take-over of Commodore before Christmas. So will the real owners of the Amiga please stand up?
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Be itching to distribute it so others can see the fruits of your labour and perhaps earn yourself a few bob at the same time. But how do you go about selling it? Should you send it to a software house and hope they’ll slick it on the shelves of hundreds of stores nationwide or do you go to the hassle of selling it yourself?
Maybe money isn’t your aim and you would just rather send it to a I’D library and enable it to gain vast exposure.
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SELLING TO A SOFTWARE HOUSE Software houses receive hundreds of games a year, some good, some bad.
Most of them indifferent and a few that go on to be major commercial releases. But all of the software houses we talked to said they look at every game they receive, so if your game is good enough there’s every chance it could be picked up.
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confidence in your game you could always sell it yourself. In
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and given the same publicity as Virgin, Ocean, Team 17 and the
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Oh, and you'll also have to deal with any after-sales problems and customer complaints.
And playtesting.
But being in full control of your software has its advantages, one of which is dictating its price.
But be realistic. If your release isn't as good as a commercial equivalent then don't price it above the rival software. You need to strike a balance between the price and the worthiness of the software. If you get the price right customers will be more happy with their purchase and maybe they'll be more likely to buy more of your titles as and when you write them.
To make a really good impression, aim to get your manual professionally designed and printed, but if this is not financially viable then just try and get the instructions as clear and concise as possible so a complete beginner can grasp the finer details of the gameplay.
Getting your game reviewed in AF is essential. When you have a demo version ready, call games editor Stephen Bradley and arrange a time to bring the demo down to show him. Take note of his comments and keep in contact with him. Find out when the AF deadlines are and bring your finished game down at the beginning of an issue when Steve will have more time to talk to you and look at the game.
Initially you can advertise your game in Amiga Formats Market Place pages where prices start at £60+VAT for each entry. Then when the sales come rolling in, think about placing a larger advertisement When you do get an order try to be absolutely sure that you send your software to the purchaser as soon as you cash in the cheque.
Not only does this cover you from any evil doings (people who pay by cheque, receive the goods and then promptly cancel the cheque, leaving you with nothing) it also benefits the customer since nobody likes being kept waiting for things to arrive in the post You should also contact mail order companies to see if they would like to sell your game.
Although it means you will have to take a reduction in profits, it also means that you will probably sell more copies. And H you can get a few local high street shops interested then you will be on to a nice little earner.
Phone up the software house first to get the name of the person you should send the game to. Mark the envelope clearly for their attention and arrange a time you can call them to make sure they have received and looked at your efforts.
Andy Davidson went one step further and took his game to the ECTS to show it to Team 17 - now it's destined to be a major commercial release.
Former AF1 editor, Team 17 Development Co-ordinator Marcus Dyson takes up the story: “Very, very rarely someone will walk in with a peach and you know that on that day God is smiling on you. That might happen once or twice a year. It's already happened this year. Andy came to us at ECTS with a game and that will be published by Team 17.
“It could actually be published in the form that it was brought to us if we wanted to make a quick buck for Christmas, but we came up with a few ideas which will be added in.
The game's called Worms and it will be released at Easier. It's the best game I've seen for ages - sort of Cannon Fodder meets lemmings."
Andy, a 21-year-old Amiga enthusiast who works in a computer shop, came up with the idea for Worms almost four years ago, but only recently started trying to get it published. He entered it for the AF Blitz Basic game programming competition - and heard nothing.
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TeaaaEzmrfflnrega THE PD OPTION If your game is not picked up by one of the mainstream software houses you could always consider distributing it through one of the many Public Domain libraries. If it's picked up you're not going to make a huge amount of money out of the game (probably none), but you could make a name for yourself on the thriving Amiga PD scene, and it's a way of gauging how popular your work is.
And bear in mind that many of the Team 17 programmers started in PD. And that Team 17 itself grew from the 17Bit PD library. But once again the competition in the PD sector is very tough. Tony Phan of Five Star PD gets sent 20-30 games a week, only about 20 per cent of which make it into the library.
“What we look out for is a nice, simple interface, graphics that catch the eye and a program that is stable." Says Tony " Also, anything with any sort of originality is welcome. I. reckon that 99 per cent of the stuff we see is a copy of something else. The only way to make money out of PD, if you think your game is good enough, is to send in five levels of a 20 level game and then, when a player reaches the end of level five, give them the option of sending some money to receive the rest of the game."
Gain. But this doesn’t mean that people can hack into it add their name and pass it on as their own work because you still hold the copyright. If you find an altered copy of your work in the Public Domain then you can sue.
A little trick you can use to track down where offending copies are originating from is to throw something into your software which can identify where it came from. For example you could put a letter O somewhere in the middle of all your code and that could tell you that the software was sent to Ocean. A letter U could correspond with US Gold and so on.
It’s very important that you protect your own interests. There's nothing worse than producing something that somebody else gets the credit for To get your game on to the PD scene and allow it to be copied by anybody at all, all you have to do is send a few copies of your software to as many PD libraries as you want. They'll take a look at it and decide what to do with it.
If it's not up to scratch then it may not get as wide an exposure as a good piece of software.
However if it’s a good game then it will probably end up on a disk with other programs, whereas a larger piece of software will be sold on an entire disk.
If you take a look at a PD catalogue, you'll see the diversity of software that is on offer, from demos to slideshows to games to serious applications. It Is an ideal testing ground for new programmers who want to make a name for themselves before embarking on a more ambitious project maybe with a software house. And as an added bonus, most libraries send you a free disk of PD stuff for your trouble.
But if you find the no-money aspect a bit off- putting then why not consider releasing the game as Shareware? You will still have the benefits of PD COPYRIGHT There has always been some misconception about copyright. In fact you automatically own the copyright of anything you produce. Even so there may be times when your copyright is disputed.
The Post Office operates a system called Recorded Delivery where the Royal Mail asks the recipient to sign a dated package when it's delivered. By sending your software and details to a high status person such as a doctor or a headmaster and asking them not to open it means that, in times of dispute, you can call upon the respected person to show proof of your copyright.
You should also send a copy of the game to yourself Recorded Delivery. And remember, don't open the box.
«- then sent a copy to Acid Software in New Zealand - and heard nothing. “I was getting a bit fed up, so I derided to take it to the ECTS fo show Team 17 as a last hope. They stuck it on for five minutes and said: 'do you want to publish it?' 1 almost fell over with surprise.” Team 17 get sent two or three games a week from hopeful programmers but most of them just are either too derivative of other games or are simply not good enough to be published commercially. It's the same story at Ocean where Simon Ally is sent five or six games a week.
“We look at all of them and respond to all of them. I’ve got to say that 90 per cent of the time ihe reply is along the lines of: thanks for your effort, we appreciate your enthusiasm but unfortunately... Some of the things we receive are decidedly odd.
Just recently we got a full storyboard for SlreelFighler II but with plants rather than characters. They had things like special root kicks and sunfiowers with death sprays. Very bizarre.
“In all honesty, none of the games or game ideas we get stand much of a chance of getting made because we are in constant contact with half a dozen or so of the best professional development groups in the world and if one individual could come up with a better game than those guys then something would be seriously wrong."
But don't give up, because even if your game doesn't make it. The software house might still be interested in you.
“What we do try to do is watch out for talent. We might spot someone who has a very original mind or a talent for art or coding," said Simon.
"I suppose the best example of that is Martin Kenwright, someone who came into our office with a demo of a plane rotating on a screen. Five years later he's got his own development company, DID.
He's signed up to Ocean for five years and he's a paper millionaire, “That's why it's always worth us looking at every single thing we get, because one of them might contain Willy Wonka’s golden ticket."
Another method of copyrighting your game is to give an envelope containing the game to a solicitor. They will check the contents, sign and date the seal and put the envelope in their safe. In the event of a court case the package can be produced as proof of copyright.
However, there are times when your copyright terminates and that's when the software house buys up the complete rights to your game. You couldn't claim infringement of copyright because you will have signed a contract But if you sell the game yourself then your copyright stays intact.
Public Domain is a tricky area though. The idea of Public Domain software is that you are entering it in a public access area and allowing it to be freely distributed without any financial software but with the bonus of cash if people decide they like it and want the upgrade.
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Before you bin your copy of AMOS Professional however, it's worth bearing in mind that even the likes of Elite and Frontier programmer David Braben andjez San (of Starglider anti Birds Of Prey fame and now the head of Argonaut Software) had to start somewhere - and, more often than not, BASIC was the language that they used to hone their latent games programming skills.
In many ways, you have a major advantage over the professionals as - unlike your average BASIC- AMOS Professional has been specifically written for games programming and is therefore the perfect medium to develop programming techniques that form the foundations of games programming. You can use AMOS Professional to develop sprite routines, scrolling techniques and so on, safe in the knowledge that the techniques that you learn will serve you well in the future.
The great thing about games programming in AAIOS Professional is that it teaches you to develop routines to achieve specific results - you might, for example, want to write a parallax scrolling routine. If you eventually move on to «¦ CONSOLATION PRIZE By now you’ve probably realised that getting your game published commercially or distributed by a PD library is not easy.
But if it's any consolation many programmers have gone on to great things despite suffering initial set-backs.
Fergus McGovern of the Probe software house has a prime example: "We get absolutely loads of work sent in to us and we do consider everything. Having said that, I have to admit that we did pass up on The Beades not so long ago.
“A guy came to us with a game he'd written. Mem The Merciless. We took it but we gave it away free on the cover of a magazine and he sort of slipped through our fingers. He then went on to write Chuck Rock. Chuck Rock 2 and Thunderstrike for the Mega GD.
"It's very rare that we receive whole games. We usually get demos or ideas and a lot of artwork. A lot of it is quite poor, some of it is absolute crap, but now and again something will stand out and it will lead to something.
‘it's absolutely amazing the amount of talent that is out there and the ways that you can discover it. The barman in my local pub told me that he could draw a few years ago and to prove it he drew me something on the back of a beer mat. It was so good that I gave him a job and he's already done work on Terminator. Lemmings and The Lion King.
"Probably less than 10 per cent of what we receive ever leads to anything, but it's always worth sending stuff in because you may be lucky. Seven of our current staff got their jobs that way."
To learn the basics of programming with AMOS Professional.
Load up your Coverdisk and turn to the instructions on page 10.
Assembler, you can take the routines you developed in AMOS Professional and transfer them to Assembly code fairly easily
- even if the language is different, the techniques remain the
same.
That's not to say that AMOS Professional can't be used to produce simple games - just look in the PD libraries and you'll find a veritable treasure trove of quality games developed entirely in AMOS Professional.
The key to writing games in AMOS Pm is to optimise your code as much as possible - that is, to make it ran as fast as possible.
Most arcade games need to complete a single cycle (everything is updated) in one single screen refresh (frame) which equates to approximately l 50th of a second. What this essentially means is that your code has to run very fast - if it runs any slower than a single frame, your game will appear jerky.
Even if your game does run in l 50th of a second, it's well worth considering the AMOS Professional Compiler, a program that translates AMOS programs into pure machine code. Although compiled AMOS Pro programs still aren't as fast as Assembly code, the extra spurt of speed that you'll gain from compiling your programs allows you to add extra features to your games - extra baddies, more animations or whatever - all of which adds that little bit of extra polish to a game.
Although the AMOS Professional Compiler Korks with our Coverdisk version of AMOS Professional, it's not possible to run the AMOS Pro Shell from within AMOS Professional Instead, you'll need to compile your programs separately from the AMOS Professional Editor.
Turn to the Coverdisk instructions on page 10 to find out how to get started with your AMOS Professional Coverdisk and look out for the first in our our in-depth series of tutorials, starting next issue. 'Z SWCM fmSB
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The Greeks were the first to use these letters in a way that is familiar to us all. And they in turn passed this knowledge on to the Romans. It was then that an alphabet was formed using only capital letters; the basis of most of today's languages. Inscriptions in stone, often filled with lead or bronze, eventually gave way to clay tablets, papyrus and ultimately parchment Itreated animal skins). By AD 100 parchment and papyrus books were being created. Another 600 years passed before boob began using capitals for headings and small letters, known as ‘half unicals’, for the main body of text.
Although still made by hand, pages were easier to produce and became far more legible in the process. It was the mid 15th century before sets of small interchangeable metal letters were arranged, inked and pressed against paper to form an impression. The start of a printing process that was a less labour intensive way of spreading the written word was here. It was so successful, that with continual refinements, it remained the industry standard until the 1950’s. Since then, the process of offset litho printing has replaced ‘hot metal type'.
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At SoftWood our constant aim is to provide you with the most powerful and up to date software possible for your specification of Amiga.
Our word processing packages have repeaiedly won the favours of magazine reviewers, who have awarded SoftWood products their highest accolades, all over the world. We are continually updating and improving those products and adding new ones, such as Final Data™, to our range in our endeavours to bring the revolution into your home... and onto your Amiga.
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After three weeks of playing, living, sleeping and breathing Sensible World Of Soccer, Steve Bradley is convinced that it's definitely a game of two halves.
S. Sensible World Of This is the game we've been waiting for. The
anticipation was even greater than for the forthcoming Stone
Roses album, Christmas, a winning lottery ticket and even the
day Keith Chegwin turns up at your house with The Big
Breakfast in tow. Which, inevitably, he will. Someday.
So what has changed? How could the Sensible team come up with anything finer than the last upgrade which introduced a Man In Black producing red and yellow cards? Well, for starters, there is now a stadium with colour co-ordinated crowds behind each goal. This improves the atmosphere immeasurably, urging you to bulge the onion bag in the full knowledge that the gathered throng packed behind the net are your supporters.
Add the press photographers and police, and it's just like watching real football in a real ground with real little men and... ahem. No, you can't smell the hotdogs.
Onion bags But Sensible World Of Soccer (SWOS from now on) has a deal more to offer than mere finery. The management option sees to this.
Now, instead of just playing leagues.
Cups and friendlies, you can have a career managing, or playing for and managing your favourite team. And this career can last for up to 20 seasons, chairman permitting - don't take that job at Aston Villa or Everton.
Or Athletico Madrid. The ultimate objective, to be offered the England job. Or perhaps the Brazilian hot seat.
The number of teams you can boss is quite unbelievable - choose any club side IN THE WORLD and chances are it'll be here, whether it be Italy's AC Milan, New Zealand's Central Region outfit, Waterside Karori or Ghanian greats Hearts Of Oak. Staggering. And to cap it all, the IflNfi PREMIER DIVISION LEEDS UHITEO TOTTEMHRM H, GORL ATTEMPTS SEHDIHGS OFF At the end of oach h»H, you oro kindly provldod with match statistics. Here is an example wo prepared eerfler. Leeds scored four more goals than Tottenham.
Can you guide Hearts Of Oak to glory in Ghana's Premier Division? You can play for any team in any league in any country. You may even want to be someone as obscure as AC Milan.
¦ The keepers have now undergone some severe tweaking.
They've really wised up.
I i: 'l : CAPE COAST OOI S(OG) honing their dribbling skills to perfection only for some Dohnny- come-lately to come along, choose the teams with 10 million pound players and run amok.
Boot bags But then, if you have mates who never play the game and you want a decent match, you can pit AC Milan against Kilmarnock and the game will be reasonably fair. In effect SWOS, in arcade mode, is different to the other versions - the star players see to that.
And what of the goalkeepers?
Every experienced Sensible player can find the keepers' weaknesses but they've undergone some quite severe tweaking. No dashing to the edge of the box and blithely ramming the ball into the corner. No rushing diagonally into the area and swerving the ball past the hapless chap. They've wised up. Quick, short-passing movements in the penalty area can unlock the defence, or you might try dribbling past the keeper. The keepers are graded so it's easier to beat the bloke at Wigan Athletic than at Blackburn Rovers. Whatever, it's tougher all round to score goals.
One of the best new features in the management option is the Continued overleaf players all have real names (yes, we've checked them all, honest) and values, though some of the figures quoted for some of them are open to debate. So you're looking at more than 1,500 teams and 26,000 players.
The value of each player relates to his ability. Roberto Baggio, the Duventus maestro and top-priced SWOS star rolls in at a cool 17 million and he's brilliant. Shooting, passing, dribbling - you name it, he can do it best. And if you've got him in your side, you notice that unlike the normal Sensible player, the ball sticks to his feet like glue. Purists may not like this.
They've spent a couple of years JANUARY 1995 GAME REVIEW TALKING TACTICS Sensible World Of Soccer Publisher: Renegade 0171-481 9214 Price: £29.99 Versions: A500, A600, A1200 System requirements: 1Mb Release date: Out now
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| 1 I j worldwide transfer market. You can check over the players currently available or call up a club and attempt to poach their jewels. The likelihood is you won't have enough money for the great players, or the club will politely inform you that the player is 'not available'.
Magic sponge Unfortunately this hampers your chances of signing Ryan Giggs for York City, but on the plus side, you can transfer list the players you dislike and with a little luck, bring in superior replacements. Speed for Kanchelskis anyone? Doh! You can even part- exchange players if the price is beyond your means.
Given the brilliance of the goalkeepers, tactics play a significant part in SkVOS. There are 10 pre-set tactical options and you can edit up to six different tactical styles according to how you want to play, or the quality of the opposition you face. The tactics are based on a grid which separates the pitch into 35 areas where the ball can be at a given time and 240 areas where a player can be - this allows you to tailor detailed formations. Not that you can have your centre forward in one box attacking and three seconds later defending at the other end, but you can get more players to attack
and defend in numbers.
The more players you can get into the box, the better, it would seem, the chance of scoring. You can now enjoy the benefits of deep-lying midfielders, overlapping full backs, wingers who cut in when they see the ball at the edge of the box - in fact, you can do almost anything. If you know that an opposing forward is worth 15 million, and therefore pretty 'handy1, then you can instruct defenders to close down his space in certain areas of the field.
Magic mushroom So, is SkVOS the perfect all rounder?
Is it a game that effectively makes all other arcade and management games redundant? Well, yes and no.
It is the finest arcade football game, probably on any platform. Forget the pretenders - this is the ONE. OK, you might still find room in your hearts for Empire Soccer. Fans of the management genre might be put off by the lack of stats but SkVOS concentrates on the football side of managing rather than the business areas. No worries about what's going on the advertising hoardings here.
Sensible World Of Soccer is every bit as good as we hoped it would be. As an arcade game, it improves on the previous incarnation, and the management side is enormous fun to play. It's way better than any other football game. Ever.
And SkVOS is as good an Amiga game as you can buy.
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Steve McGill sprays himself with mosquito repellent and gets stuck in... Jungle Strike If Zeewoll hadn't been released last month, and Jungle Strike wasn't a sequel, it would have found itself with an easier reviewing flight path.
Undoubtedly, Jungle Strike is a fine game which continues in the tradition of Desert Strike's (AF46 87%) pretty - though not beautiful - graphics, engaging strategies and top boom boom explosions.
The structure of the game remains constant; nine separate campaign areas with several missions to be completed for each campaign.
And each mission can be terminated in a different manner, depending on the peccadilloes of the gamer's playing style.
CHOCKS AWAY!
R Cannon fodder For example, as soon as you're confident with the control systems and worked out the damage capabilities of the three weapons, different approaches can be made toward hostile targets. The simplest maxim is: "don't waste missiles on static targets that don't fire back".
Use the cannon instead.
Now to major gripe number one.
As I said, there are three different weapons systems. To flick between them, you have to hit the space bar.
With Desert Strike, you could use a Sega joypad and the Amiga would read buttons B and C. The B button acted as Fire and the C button switched between weapons systems.
So, say you were approaching a base camp that had a few soldiers dotted around plus a Sheridan, it would be wise and economical to take out the soldiers with the cannon and the Sheridan with two Hydra and one Hellfire missile.
To do this efficiently, a suckered joystick and a smooth surface are needed. Otherwise it can end up feeling as if it's a game of Twister you're playing. Tut tut. Jungle Strike is a game worth buying a CD32 controller or two-button joystick tor.
But due to the pressure of time and marketing limitations, the option hasn't been included in Jungle Strike.
A loss for the gamer and a poor element to the game.
And while we're at it, let's take a look at another fault that breathes longevity into the game for all the wrong reasons - the map screen.
The map screen contains vital information on the chopper's armour level, fuel consumption and weapon use. Apart from, maybe, the weapon usage indicators, fuel and armour should always be on display on the main view screen.
Otherwise, as is the case here, the map screen has to be constantly S3 Mike S ie rra: St. i 1 1 smells like the academy. Mr.3-D can j»luck the pimento out of an olive with the winch, but e«n't li i-t a white whale on a. black background.
Press Fire To Exit The quality of your wingman affects mission performance. In later campaigns, better wingmen can be rescued from POW camps.
Flicked to. A mechanism that's very irritating. When the chopper's engaged in battle, the last thing that the pilot wants to do is flick to a static screen. It kills the continuity and constantly reminds you that you're playing a computer game rather than righting the wrongs of the world. Tsk tsk.
In the picture Zeewolf unobtrusively displays the armour and fuel level indicators on the right and left of the screen respectively. Checking them out is just a matter of moving your eye to the relevant part of the screen. And when it's necessary to flick to the map screen with Zeewolf. The top left corner of the new screen displays the game in miniature so that it can still be played while the relevant map orientation is obtained. Continuity and suspension of disbelief is maintained throughout.
Don't get me wrong, Jungle Strike is a cracking game. In many ways it's better than Zeewolf. But, with a little more foresight and planning, it could have been a lot more fun.
Running short of fuel is always a problem due to the fuel indicator residing on the map screen. By the time you're informed that you are short of fuel it's often much too late to do anything about it. An infuriating waste of life.
The bottom line though, is that Jungle Strike is an incredibly good game. If the user interface had been friendlier, it would have earned a Format Gold O Jungle Strike Publisher: Ocean 0161-832 6633 Price: £25.99 (A500 A600) £27.99 (A1200 CD«) Versions: A500 A600 A1200 C DS2 System requirements: 1Mb Release date: ¦ Jungle Strike is a fine game which continues in the tradition of Desert Strike.
December " | 1 BOVERING: HOVERING: Lots of new vehicles J and missions.
The ability to take control of other attack vehicles is a nice touch.
J- Check armour, S flip to the map.
Check fuel, flip to the map.
Check weapons, flip to the map. Where am I? Er... 87% Overall rating 53 FROM THE MAKERS OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST AMIGA MAGAZINE mK*Tl 1 Annual 1995 Want to know what to buy next for your Amiga?
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On mm JANUARY 1995 GAME REVIEW another point 'n' click affair with puzzles galore and a woman called Elsa Schneider. Getting on a bit now, but fun nonetheless.
More pointing 'n' clicking, this time in Loom, an adventure about weaving in an apocalyptic land. Now some four years old, Loom isn't the most sophisticated number here but it ain't bad.
Zak McKracken, as the name suggests is a touch more wacky than Loom. Dourno Zak has to save the Earth from aliens and you roam around solving numerous puzzles and soaking up the marvellous visual humour. Good old-fashioned fun.
And Maniac Mansion is more of the same. Kooky, if you will, in that American way. Your mate Sandy the cheerleader has been kidnapped and you explore the maniac's mansion, making contact with all manner of bizarre characters. And it's a whole lot of fun. The best adventure compilation around. 'Z?
LucasFilm Classic Collection Publisher: Kixx 0121-625311 Versions: All Amigas System requirements: Release date: Overall rating 89% The Weaver* in Loom can weave reality with songs. You play Bobbin, a young weaver whose task is to save the world.
LucasFilm, back in the early 1990s, consistently produced the Amiga's best adventure games and The Secret Of Monkey Island is top notch.
Guybrush Threepwood is the star of this glorious, humorous graphic adventure, where witty word can defeat the might of the sword.
Readers, you will, and probably already do, love this game. Essential.
Searching for The Holy Grail while fending off Nazis is a pleasant pastime, particularly when you don't have to leave your bedroom. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade is Classic Collection - LucasFilm Adventures folk in power are Morphs, rather than humans. Conrad has to wade through seven graphically gorgeous levels to return to Earth. The puzzles come thick and fast and there is enough platform and shoot-em-up action to satisfy most gamers. And the sprite is still the best animated and most fluid moving in any Amiga game ever. Brilliant.
Another World was the prototype for Flashback. It's similar to it in many ways only less impressive, particularly the gameplay. Scientist gets caught while experimenting. Kidnapped, another dimension, has to get back. You know the style. Good, but not as pretty or challenging as Flashback.
For Cruise For A Corpse think of Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie.
Set on a ship in the 1920s, you have to wander around searching for clues and interacting with all manner of shady characters. There is a dearth of quality adventure games on the Amiga and this remains one of the best.
Future Wars isn't very good, so forget that but Operation Stealth is a challenging modern warfare affair. Looks a bit old fashioned, maybe, but it plays well enough.
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Overall rating Ever wanted to sail into the sunset? Visit ports ol call known only to grizzled 18th century sea captains?
Then let our unique first-person perspective and stunning 3-D graphics put the wind in your sails! Swashbuckle away as you trade goods, vanquish enemy ships and create routes to riches. Take time to gossip in local taverns, repair cannonball damage, and stoke up your crew’s morale. (A little rum, perhaps?)
BREAKING AWAY FROM THE FLEET Chart your progress with our authentic navigational aids, and revel in a world long gone: Where fortunes are fiercely defended, and only skill stands between you and the deep blue sea!
Features: Variety of goods to trade and passengers to cariy.
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IBM PC Screenshots may vaiy JANUARY 1995 GAME REVIEW Subwar 2025 represents what is hopefully a new trend in simulations from Microprose.
It takes the basic engine of a submarine simulation, marries it to a flight sim, and throws in a good measure of artistic licence as a present for the happy coupling's honeymoon. Or something.
It all works incredibly well too.
Subwar is certainly a lot more fun to play than any of the Microprose sims released since the heady days of Knights Ot The Sky.
So just what is it that makes Subwar 2025 so much fun? Well, as previously hinted at, it's a submarine sim that plays and handles like a propellor-based flight sim. Which means that the reaction time and instrument watching time is unobtrusive.
In your sights To make a kill, close-quarter contact is obligatory. It's where most of the artistic licence kicks in. For a start, you can easily see other craft and structures in the water. Which is an impossibility below about 100 metres in real life.
But that's where this game scores high points. For it obeys the law of virtual unreality. An area where more sims would score extra points if they were prepared to flaunt some of the more tedious aspects of physics and weapons systems.
But, that's not to say that Subwar 2025 flaunts the laws of submarine engagements. It doesn't. What it does do is present the data and information in a more user-friendly easy-to-understand package.
For example. In Silent Service 2 the navigation was done using collated data from your crew. It was a trifle tedious and relied on calculations and chart feedback rather than anything visual.
Whereas with Subwar, you've got a head up display that superimposes thermal layers and the weapon targeting systems of the depths on to the cockpit. This is incredibly handy for all of those classic submarine manoeuvres, such as skipping between thermal layers so that enemy sonar loses track of you. Or for 'grey knuckling', a manoeuvre where you turn the sub so quickly that it creates a knot of Subwar 2026 Steve McGill dons his frog suit and flippers and dives into the watery deeps. But will he find a buried chest full of glittering treasure, or just an old wreck?
CONTACT I OF 2 TYPE STRUCTURE ftATXHC UMKHOIIH NEAKXNC ieed RAMCE D.DB FUNCTION 13 m SONAR Frt TORPEDO I, ARItXNC ¦THING 232" RrtNCE 11 .3 DEPTH 225 ABOVE: The shading when you hit enemy submarines adds to the spookily atmospheric violence of the action.
LEFT: Lining up targets while trying to remain silent can be tricky. Especially when you know that there are some subs hunting you down.
Turbulence and confuses the enemies’ torpedoes. Or, failing that, you can fire a decoy from your tubes and hope that it's enough to fool the incoming weapon.
Curiously though, you can still shoot at the enemy visually, even if he happens to be in a thermal layer above or below yours. Tch.
Making music All the usual views expected of a flight sim are here, including a novel view from the nose of the weapon that you've just fired. More traditionally, tactical, reverse and chase views are also included. If you're being chased, engaged in a dogfight or simply surrounded, the views prove invaluable. They help even the odds and that's got to be a good thing.
The final good thing, and this is a really good thing, is the sound. Very few CD buffs would be able to differentiate between the 8-bit underwater samples and whale song in this game and the 16-bit real McCoy. And it makes the game very atmospheric - worth plugging into the hi-fi to heighten the tension.
The only gripe that can be held against this game is that Microprose haven’t included a serial link. This sim would be a real killer of a game if you could go head to head against a friend. Considering that you also have robot-controlled wingmen the stealth and tension would be nigh on unbearable.
Despite that, the game is still highly recommended and, with any luck. Microprose will release more sims with the same kind of frivolous artistic licence toward physical reality as Subwar 2025.
¦ It’s a submarine sim that plays and handles like a propel lor-based flight sim.
”j SINKING: No J- serial link. The potential for human cat and mouse shenanigans would have breathed life into the game.
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dnve-s' .Y PU357 CANON PRINT STUOlO A must for BJ owners' .V PU358 PPAGE TEMPLATES.GENtES etc Very usefU'.Y PU359 PRO PAGE HELP DISK E.tremofy useful da*!.Y PU374 1200 UTILS 3 More new 1200 utnoes'.Y PU384 THE GENEOLOGtST Superb Farmly database1 .Y PU388 1200 HD PREP For a4 1200 owners' Y PU393 Asi FIX DISK 2 Second e e4ent hi disk' -y PU394 GRINDER V1 0 Pclure He converter' .Y PU421 Asi DISK HELPER i Disksatv2 Dcopy 3 i etc.Y PU423 MULTIVISION 3 More super graphics utils-Y PU425 MAGIC WORKBENCH UrfwcU 8 colour .cons SUPERB. V PU426 L0CKPICK2 Urayotecis many programs.. Y PU427 Asi DISK HELPER
2 Mo o uaelU ut.mes.Y PU544 AREXX USERS REF| PU546 DYNAMIC SKIES Asl .. PU547 SPECTRUM EMULATOR vS 0 latest version PU548 REORG 3 11 latest version of th* 9s» organize*. Y PU549.'50 BUDDY IMAGINE SYSTEM helper disks' (2) -V PU55t AS) 0*SK ARCHIVERS As the e est.OMS.Lha.pecMMfc 1 .Y PU55274 WALLPAPER w© or Mage wb m 8-250 colours! (3) .Y PU557 SCON This is a Genoaiogy program' .V PU558 JCGRAPH Demo verson ol a grapf.es paexage' •* PU559 IMAGE STUOlO graphics convener (sharewarel.Y PU560 SWERVE BACKDROPS 256 cctou lOos 3 ortfyi Y PU561 SPECTRUM EMULATOR AGA for i2OO’4O00 onfyl Y PU562 FINAL
WRAPPER Some useful macros tor Final Writer1 -Y PU564 WORKBENCH MATE designed mainly lor hard dnve'.Y PU565 RACE sNFO Vi 01 home racing program |snareware .Y PU566 COMIC COLLECTOR database for come rallecions' . Y PU567 TEE TO GREEN VI I fee* go» scomg program' .V PU574 DISK SALVAGE V211 3 installs to hardnve.dos2 or 3 .Y PU575 POWERCACHE V37 US d*» cacr-ng tor herd drrvo'.Y PU576 HD CLICK V2 7 Latest version ofHatd disk menu -v PU610rt 1 TAURUS TV TITLES TV titling program' (2).V PU614 BLITZ CASE Programming usmg towchart symbols' .V PU615 TEROS V2 30 A new Random Ool vto-eogram program' .Y
PU467.0 WEDDINGS OTV brushes.pctures 4amms(2|.Y PU469 70 SCALA BACKGROUNDS Hires Dec*grounds!?).V PU404 KNIT Good knitting pattern program! .V PU492 X-PASSWORD protect on ky hard dnv. Etc'.V PU508-20 MORE IMAGINE OBJECTS Yes 13 disks fuB1i3) -V PU532 SERNET PARNET Installation lor CD32 Amiga tnk.Y PU534 FOOTBALL -CONS 8 cc*oor con* ol Football teams' -Y PU536 MAGIC WORKBENCH EXTRAS more super cons'.Y PUS37 FUCK 1 2 Play PC FLI animation* on the Amiga' Y PUS38 WB3 LIBRARIES 4 0ATATYPES Useful Os»» Y PU539 V»C 20 EMULATOR For nostalgia fans only1 .Y PU54I ASI MULTIVISON 5 Fast ipeg.PPshow 4 4
more' -Y PU55 ELECT PU63 MAML PU73 76 KING JAMES BIBLE OB A New t*«flm**t|4) PUM MESS' SlO PC Amiga hie transfer program . Y PU8&7 NORTH C 1 .3 Compete C comp**- A Libs' 12) • PU9? PRINT STUDIO VI 25 for actual* printout of pa.Mirt. Y PU10B HOT A ample 30 arewxio pack*oe . Y PUU9 ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER •VoroboarcT designer'. Y PU15Z«6 CLIPART SET. A 15 0*k sel Ol smaller c*part(l5).Y PU205 PC TASK PC Emulator Now Version 2 VGA! .Y PU430 GARDEN DESIGNER Design your garden .
PU4334 TWIN EXPRESS Amga PC comms Hrfcup (2)..Y PVJ44G5 IMAGINE OBJECTS A JPEG TEXTURESlfl).Y PU209 FRED FISH CATAL'
o Amiga . Y n*nM4 . Y T he best selection of PD gamct ever
assembled anywhere now all autoboot on A1200' (though not all
games will run) Something fen everyone' A Si 196 Shoot out.
Sole DelotyJor & Street Speed .Y AS1197 Peekter Cub* 4
Ov*rtander •' ASI 198 Scots lootball managor.V«m 4 Push'.Y
AS1199 Maderm.no Defender 4 Peocom -v A Si 200 Pub dart*.
BatHe*Np* 4 Caverunner .pdate .Y Asf 201 Hydrozone Dizzy kzzv 4
Ob-11 .Y ASI 202 ST baat! Toy box 4 Th* r»M -Y ASI 203 Croaker.
Metal 4 Gor .V ASI 204 Btackdawn 2 K **r Tomatoes 4 JVP -Y ASI
206 loot., Greemz 4 Poker Squares .Y ASI 206 Bebop 4 t op.
Zomoart A Mined out -Y ASI 207 Senibie Massacre Stxtlve Ass*jil
4 Slide « 2. .Y ASI 208 Knghts Puzzle 4 Psycho squares .Y ASI
209 Tnck or Treat. Spacslax. 4 Vector Unk-Y ASI 210 Touch n Go
Waggiemama 4 He© 4 HurtUY ASI 211 Mm dash Happymonawr 4 Dolmngo
.Y ASI 212 Oammazone.Ooze A Take the monoy ' .V ASI 213 Mona.
Dame 4 Relate ASI 214 forget «. Punto 4 Mercfghter' .Y .Y PG408
WIRED CHAOS A great 5 pHyer tron game' .V ... . . _ . Player
thrusi type game PG4I0 SANTA 4 RUDOLPH DO CHRISTMAS feshv*
game'.Y PG4t 1 INSECTICIDE blast me insects with the mouse1 *Y
PG412 SENSITIVE Clear me tcroen of Bies puzzle game1 .Y PG4I3
THE FLAMING STAR A 1942 type shoot em up. .V PG4I4 TECHNOWAR A
very ctfoiytul Shoot em lO' •' PG4I5 INTROGASH ADVENTURE A te.t
& f«s adventure .Y PG4I6 ACT OF WAR MISSION OlSK 4 more
missions -Y PG4I 7 ANINE CARDS Extra cards lor Kkondyko AGA
1200 only PG418 FACES CARDS And some more as above 1200 only
PG4I9 CASE OF OR STRANGE rvce padcvm game .V PG420 ZORB Z knock
other balls oft the piayfimd'-Y PG422 GORY STORY A new te.l
adventure .Y _ PG023 BATTLE FORCE strategy war game' PG026
CASTLE Of DOOM E«celeni Get «t • Y PG028 COLOSSUS A WORLD Fab
adventures I. Y PG032 DRAGONS CAVE OAD stylo game Mega. Y PG048
HOLY GRAIL One ol the best Text adventures, v PG062 MENTAL
iMAGE t Gndrunne* invaders A retxx td.
PG063 MORIA Classic adventure now version 5 4! .Y PG079 SEALANCE A submarine strategy game -Y PG124 TOTAL WAR Thts is a good rs» type game' • PG153 WAR very pood strategy arcade game-Y PG170 MENTAL IMAGE 2 Three Excellent new gamos .Y PG183 CATACOOMBS great DAO style game VG GFX -Y PG191 ACT OF WAR Now space strategy game* .Y PG2'B9 CLASH OF THE EMPIRES Super strategy'. Y PG2S5 KINGDOM AT WAR Nice strategy war game'.Y PG250 AGA TETRIS 1200 tetns gome A more! Y PG240.1 10TH HOLE A nice gad game' |2) -Y g of ram to PG377 OVERLANOER Nice shoot up gome1 -Y PG37B FIGHTER DUEL PRO 2 flight sim 2mg Y
PG381 EVIL INSECTS Nee snoot em up. AGA on-y! Y PG383 ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE 2 Gory *(*»! Em up! *Y PG384 BANDIT MANIA truit Sim demo by Mental -mage.Y PG386 PYRAMID GAME Good demo puzzle game'.Y PG3923 THE SufTCASE Nee grapNc lext adventure'(2) .Y PG395 BLACK 0AWN 2 Ounoeon maslor Type . 10 level demo1 .V PG396 GAME WARPER 020 1200 only cheats disk. Exesem Y PG397 NANO FLY control a tty cQlodng orbs 4 disks. Great' . V PG399 BACMAN AGA A good AGA pecman clone ; 1 ?CO only) PG400 CHARLIE CHATTERBOX Cohect truiltta dug er.' V PG325 MEGABAil 3 AGA the BE. . ... .
PG32W30 STARBASE '3 Graphic space adv*mur*(2 .Y PG333 ICERUNN6R loderunner type pWtorml. (Not 1200) PG341 MUCUS Piaticvm puzzle 4 a s«desnow' -V PG342 DEPTMCHARGE Dopth charge the enemy subs'. Y PG346 KtSS THE CANVAS Control ? Huge to.or figures. Y PG360 RAISE THE TITANIC A nee 3d game' -Y PG36I A DAY AT THE RACES Horseracmg manage''’ -Y PG366 SENSIBLE MASSACRE Shoot the footballers' .
PG368 THE SHEPHERD Great shareware PopUus stylo-Y
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o .Y PB008 DESKTOP PUBLISHER S«mt»o to use -Y PBO" MISC BUSINESS
Geohme Grocery lit). Calc P9013 OED SinW 4 ehectivo led 00. V
PBOtS TEXT PLUS V3 00 The BEST Wofdprocessot .Y PB017 VISCALC
SPREADSHEET Snxjlo to use-Y PB019 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts
'utters . Ntore-Y PBC20 TEXT ENGINE 4 t THE LATEST Vonuon '» -V
P8022 B8ASE ttlvi 3 Latest version of super database. Y P9023
FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED lomt aoation prog-Y P8024 LAST Will 4
TESTAMENTS Just n case PB026 AGRAPH Superb Program graonng data
.v P8029 ADDRESS PRINT Good label pmhng program' -Y PB030 THE
MONEY PROGRAM Home accounting' *Y P9034 0.LINCKS LABELS Sicor
label program'.Y P8D3S BUDGET Vi 34 manage porsonal finances'.
PB036 CHECKBOOK ACCOUNTANT V2 01 superb1 .Y PB037 AMIBASE PRO II LateW wnuon of database' .Y PB038 BUDDBASE Vi 2 Very oce easy 10 use database.Y P8040 PAY ADVtCE ANAiY&ER V« latest verse*!' -Y P8041 AMIGA WORD A useful geographical databaso'.Y PB042 EASYCALC PLUS- Improved only do* 2 or ovor'-Y PB043 ACCOUNT MASTER Home nnance program .Y P0O44 E DWORD PRO V4 Superb new vBramhT .Y PB045 FH SPREAD A nee spreadsheet program' -Y P0O46 PERSONAL OIARY Keep track o» your «te .Y PB04? ON FORM Vt 1 E.o*onf mvotcoordor printer.Y PB049 CHEQUE MATE1 Check your fmano* boath' .Y PBC50 EPOCH Address book 4
Calender programs' -Y PB051 KBE REMINDER Persona: orgamzor.taionder .Y PB052 ASI OFFICE HELPER Shtw. STO.Homo Pudgei etc .V PB053 ASI OFFICE HELPER II Pixmed- QuCkWe Wan etc' .V PBO54 ACCOUNTS MASTER V3 Latest vnruon of this pooage' .Y PBO55 MARBiEBASE database w*v Ke mamie background • _____________________UU""---' . PB057 ABANK compete - PE00175 EDUCATION SET soenco programs for aos 11. .Y PEOO7.0 LEARN 4 PLAY Maths sowing etc 5 10 yrs .v PEC 13 SIMON 4 SPACE MATHS Taking maths program PEO'4 SPAN-SH. FRENCH GERMAN TUTOR- Not 600!
PE027 AMIGA BEG'NNER Leant to use your madwte. Y PE028 MATHS ADVENTURE So'ro gjestions to (yog-ess-V PE03&2 DESKTOP GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC MUSC‘1.3 -V PE034 WORLD GEOGRAPHY Qute use'ui disk' .Y PE035 KIDS DISKt Super 10 learn reading' .V PE040 HOW THE EARTH BEGAN The hull story1 -Y PE041 SINGALONG NURSERY RHYMES Good lum .Y PE042 CHILDRENS FAVOURITES More nursery lun' .Y PE046 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOS 3 PREVIEW Super -V PE047 ASI BACK TO SKOOli Style Count 4 Words .Y PE 048 ASI BACK TO SKOOL2 Smon CaJ maths train etc-Y PE049 BACK TO SKOOL3 Treasure search.Re»e etc.Y PE050 THE LITTLE TRAVELLER loam
about countrms.Y PE052 COMMUNICATE Superb sign language teach*" -Y PE053 HIWAV CODE QUESTtONS 4 ANSWERS Useful .Y PEOS8 WORD FACTORY leam to so 1 -V PE062 ANIMAL LAND Supeib ea"» iearrvngl.Y PE063 OlNOVJARP A r « 1 " • - PE071 FRENCH VERB YE!
PE072 CALCULUS MATHS Mental aMMlMUC tr P£073'4 KIOS OlSK 3 A comic OOOk lor kK*l2| .Y PE07S6 TUTANKHAMUN Edocawnal sld«sshowi2t .V PE082 TYPING TUTOR Si**1 for begnner*' -* PE003 * APOLLO 11 hypertxxk about Awiio m«iont|2).Y PE085 KIDS DISK 5 Roboprogo AlKhasrjo A Takeaway* .V PE086 KIDS DISK 6 Conlan* super Shoppng 1st game' -Y PE087 EASY EDUCATION Contains Fun maths 4 Telling t*n*s -Y PE088 AMIGA DOS GUIDE aude 10 basic Dos! .Y load WB PE089 READY ROBOT Oekfo program lor kos'meeds fastram) PE090 ALGEBRA 4 TRIGONOMETRY Some help tor GCSEs’ .Y AMOS PD AP0036 AMOS UPATER LATEST VERSION vt 36 .
Y APO'82'3 PIXIE KINGDOM Good e.poratdn game |2 - APD257 CASSETTE LABELLER . MIXED SOURCE.Y APD271 WIZARDS OOUAIN graphcal adventure-Y APD341 TOTALLY AMOS Good read for programmers'.Y APD347 NOTEBOOK A SHOPPING LIST Easy to use I. Y AP0373 COMPILER 1 36 UPDATE LATEST compiler r.V APC452 RAMOS PRO For Amos PrtKesstonal' .Y PE077 GCSE MATHS A very use'ui prog.*' PE078 A - Z Pant Nice proaam lot tn* k«Jt PE 081 VISIT TO MARS Educational nlWeshow1 .Y PT05862 BREAK BEATS 0 d.s*s o' drum samdes 51 .Y PT06167 VOCALS 5 disks of suoer vocal sampioa (5|.Y PT06B70 DRUMKI7S 3 rt«s ol hion quality drums'
(3).Y PT07t 73 KORG SAMPLES 3 disks 0* keytxsard sourds.Y PT074.76 PURE SAMPLES Lois ol assoood samoies'.Y PT078 CHIPMAN SAMPLES over 70 samples nere'.Y PTC60 XI RAVE SAMP.ES Bass 4 Drums' .Y PTC81 SAMPLEMAKER V3 r Make urxMi .V PT086 CHIPMAN SAMPLES II Move sample*) -Y PTC88 x BEAT vi 1 E«e«eniorunt machine program'.Y PTC90 SOUND EFFECTS Ar-mah.MilUry & Vo(t.cte*t3).Y PT093 OCTAMEO TUTOR Very use'ui for learners' -Y PTD95 AUDIO MAGIC 6 FM aynth.Quaodra 4 more' .Y PT0957 MT32 MIDIFILES lor Rdand MT32 modUe' (2) -Y PT098109 crammed with hundred* Ol m-jar**1112) .V PT115 RADIO JINGLES 14 groat
iiitolM' .Y PTI21 AC’DC 4 0EEP PUWLE MODS 2 huge rock mods'.Y PTI22 SOUNDMACHINE Pay 4 convert WAV 4 VOC to IFF' .Y PT123 MICf PACKET MASTER Si*» mdi software' .Y PT124 AUDIOMAGIC 7 OuMracoomq 2 3 MUDrico*1 esc .Y PT12S AUDIOMAGIC 8 FM Synth 32 Delu. Mu*t player mc-V PT126 AUDlOMAGiC 9 P-owizard v2. Mastermd. Etc.Y PT127 AUDIOMAGIC 10 Samoex 1 2.Sound effect etc.Y PT128 SONIC DRUM KIT Good little d um machine' .V PT129 DELUXE MuS C SCORES ciaesios by t Hanwwo' .Y PT130 MUG BASS SAMPLES Lota 01 good satrd**' -Y PT131 MUG DRUM SAMPLES t A load of good driait *ampws-Y Pmi67'8 JESUS ON ES Crazy PM
179 PIAYSID V2 2 More old 64 stylo muvc'lnott 3) -Y PM2CO DATA X TRILOGY 3 raved up paces'.Y PM20I DATA X THE VICTIM 6 rmro mus« IracMI .Y PM2C3 BIO MECHANC-D SYMPHONY NO 1 U?00on|y.
PM2'7 LEGALIZE IT I Great Amga muse disk' .Y PU226 DATA X RENDITIONS More good ravo muse' -Y PM227 DATA X EDGE CF DARKNES 5 Juno* core ' .V PM228 DATA X XMAS CRACKER Hardcore Carols” .Y PM229 WORM FOG Punk Hoavy guflar music1 -V PM230 MELOOiCALLY CORRECT Pleasant modules' .Y PM231 RAVEL E NTH 3 well done rave tracks .V PM232 MBC POING REMIX 10 Remixes of Rotterdam .Y PM233 MBC RAY COKE SAMPLES d*k ol MTV loam' .V PM234 MBC WIND (T UP Prodigy remix disk' .Y PM235 MUSICALLY CHALLENGED tracko-ed mus -Y PM236 COLD FUNKY KILLER MK2 3 15 mirts of lechno'.Y PM241.-2 TROOPER MODS '0 or so Octamod
modules 12) -Y PM241 WIND IT UP MEGAMIX Fab rave music 4 oraches' .Y PM2445 METALUCA RtDE THE LIGHTNING Ociamoded!(2l.Y PM246 MATRIX CHILLOUT EP 4 housey type vmgs good -Y PM247 MATRIX KAOS EP 4 peakbeat sty* songs'.v PM24B9 HOCKILY Some n * music' 12) .Y PM012 AMIGADEUS CLASSJCAL Erne Kleiner etc . Y PM02223 CLASSICAL MUSIC Bach Hand* etc .Y PM036 DIGITAL DEBUSSY Fab R Bailer conversion*).Y PM036 OfGITAL DEBUSSVil cumic Dobu»y muse'. Y PM070 RHAPSOOY IN BLUE tracked by Rob Baxter' IM* PM082a82b VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS |2. V Good '. Y PM090'V1 MOZART HORNCONCERTOS need imgchp. Y Pmt 302 BACH
BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS • to 6 -V 3 PM150 0CSKTOP HARPSICHORD RECITAL Oass.cs'. Y PM 1656 NUTCRACKER SUITE Super rend.lion'. Pmt 74 CLASSIC WORKS Grieg 4 Bach classes1 -Y PM175 SONIX MUSIC Some nice scores here'Hoedwbi.Y PM 183 ClASSlX GOLO Bach ToccafaA Fuaje 1 tmg enp) PM 184 MOZART FLUTE CONCERTOS 1 rrg chip! -Y PM2I8 HANDELS FIREWORKS MUStC 'tmg ch.pl .Y PM220 SONGS FROM Th£ GUI0E Red Ba.l*. tmgchp .Y PM224 LARGO FROM BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto n C -Y PM225 CLASSIC PIANO mu*c Horn Chot n.Thaikovs*y etc'.Y MUSldUTil wprr PT011 KAWAI K1 eoior for oaich changes' PT012 KAWAI K4 edfloc a* above'
PT015 MI0I DISK Vancus md* skirt .
PT038 YAMAHA OXIOO.TX8IZ DX27.DX11 4 FB01 oOWrtl PT040 OCTAMEO V2 8 channel MED *eqoenc*".Y PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four W»CKED songs. Y PV016 BEATLES SONIX Nice muse .Y Pmt !2 TECHOMANIA 11 8 ossenliaf har*oro tunes.
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. PP152 HIGH SPOT FUNK* DANCER Cwn» r r*gr, bau*’ 2tY* .Y Ppt 59 MORP*" ccvy ing wama*. O, t Schwartz 4mp.Haid Or hi1 Ppl 72 APACHE On ocalur n P« faeiandi by Sieve Hood1 . Y Ppl73 PLEASE RELEASE ME Very amjtmg b-’ Wxort amm. 2rvq . Ppl74’5 DARK MAGE Arwnawa D1 who by G Smrth‘i2- 2mg.Y Ppl757 SENSAL* SOCCER 1000*1 anar b, S .o.» Mocd tfmg.Y Ppl789 SCARED* BA1 now anrm tom Sieve Hood' (2) 2mg .Y PptBO-4 CHARLIE CAT CORAL QUARREL need* 4 Smg' 51 .Y Ppl859 CnARLtE CAT JAP CAT JAPES noest at least 2 5mg.5).Y PpiOe-iOCHARiy CATO .. ____ Ppl 11 2 BUGSBLNNY4SPACEMEN Acacn 2i2 PP119
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of World +50p per disk REMEMBER: We slock Fish 1-1000. Tba* 1-74. Amos. Scope. Snap. Amicus. AMIGAs & lots more superb PD disks!!
PLEASE NOTE: All disks on the advert should work on the Amiga 1.2 1.3 dos systems unless otherwise staled) All disks wlina sign should work on the Amiga 500. & 600 machines!
However there are so many ditlerenl setups now in use it is becoming impossible to lest lor every possible variation, so please use some caution especially with A1500 2000 with various dos systems. CDTV and ol course I he new Amiga 1200 & 4000 systems. Disks marked with a ”Y“ should be okay on the A1200 4000 though obviously not yet extensively tested.
Please take care!
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PG426 CONQUEST & DOMINION A nice graphic adventure game i +Y PG430 1 CHEATLIST v3.03 Cheats tor loads & loads o» games' (2) .Y PG432 PSYCHOWARD Graphic adventure m a hospital' .Y PG434 GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR A very nice looking strategy game' +Y PG435 COLONIAL CONQUEST This is a space strategy game .Y PG436 SCHNEBITZ This is an addictive puzzle game +Y PG437 XENOMORPH DEMO Looks Uke a sort of Alien Breed game +Y PG438 TUMBLER STREET Guess wich tumbler the ball is under *Y PG439 EARTH INVADER Another space invaders clone game' +Y PG440 POWER TETRIS This looks like a very nice version of
Tetris *Y PG441 CANNIBAL FOR THE FBI An unusual graphic adventure game! +Y PG442 TRICK OR TREAT find your opponent 4 kill him.3d 1 ‘ ‘ 1 type graphics!* PG443 SEEDS OF DARKNESS .
PG447 8 MASQUERADE Coiled iraphic adventure game the diamonds (2) t200 PG449 BATTLESTAR A text adventure game *Y PG450 BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD PROTRIS Tetris with the zany duo' +Y PG451 THE GREAT GOLD RAID Grab gold bags on each level *Y PG452 GALAXY WARS This is another old shoot em up gamel *Y PG453 KARATE MASTER 4 FORTRESS PREVIEWS Previews of full games' .Y PG454 TOUCH & GO & ART SCHOOL PREVIEWS More previews of games! .Y PG4S5 AMBASSODOR FRUIT This looks like a very competent fruit machine *Y PG456 MARTIAL SPIRIT Superb fighting game, this is shareware! .Y PG457 REFLECTION A very cotourlul pong
game' +Y PG458 ANT WARS v1.9 The latest version of this super game! *Y PG460 1 STARFlGHT An interesting 3D game, needs more than 1 mg (2) *Y PG462 3 TIME ZONER This is another graphic adventure game! (2) +Y PG464 DANGER MOUSE Simple hunchback type game *Y PG46S'6 JIGSAW Turn Iff pictures into mfunating jigsaws' (2)*Y PG467 8 CYBERTECH Superb looking game! (2) *Y PG469 THE ULTIMATE QUIZ Nice quiz program' .Y PG470 FATAL BLOWS 4 SPACEBALLS Good fighting gamel *Y PG471 CARDS 4 CASH Play cards!! .Y PG472 PENGO II Another version of this popuiar game! *Y PG473 SPLOGGY DEMO Groat Some type
piatformerl *Y PG474 SPACE TAXI Looks hke a fun adventure game »Y PG475 6 SINKING ISLAND II Involved advenlure game! (2)+Y PG477 DRAGON A flight simulator program' »Y PG478 BORON GAME A shoot em up type game (shareware) +Y PG479 SOLAR LORDS An adventure game' *Y P8060 INVENTORY II keep information on Stock 4 paying wages etc! .Y PB062 HOME ACCOUNTANT . Also contains Loancalc 4 Home Budget' *Y PB063 PAY ADVICE ANALYSER V4.2 Latest version of this useful program' PB064 PROBASE Vi.1 Professional looking database! *Y PE092 NIGHT MATH ATTACK Play while you leami .Y PE093 PAINT IT Another colouring
pad tor kids! *Y PE094 PICTURE MATHS get 16 sums correct to see the picture' *Y PE095 WB2 TUTORIAL A useful disk tor owners of 500* 4 600 machines I .
PE096 AMIGA DOS TUTOR Learn all about your Amiga' -Y PE097 8 JAPANESE DICTIONARY Learn to speak Japanese. 2)*Y PE099 WORDPLAY Contains. Wordmaker.Wordanatyso II 4 more Super *Y PE 100 TOM S STORYBOOK traditional storybook on a disk. +Y PE101 HISTORY OF AVIATION shows the evolution of flight' +Y PE 102 SPECK 4 SPELL MATHS an educational qui2 game with s PE 103 LEARN IN SPACE Learn to add 4 subtract, lor 4 7 year o‘ PE 104 MATHS MASTER Simple adventure maths game' .Y PE 105 10 OUT OF 10 MATHS 6 educational games Very oood -Y PE 106 COUNT 4 SPELL Counting fun 4 Eraserspeli.Quile good *Y PE107 D
DAY Book about the D-Day landings' *Y Microcosm type arum.needs 5 mg (7)AGA only PP197 REVENGE ANIMATK§N PP198 GOLFERS GUIDE ANIM A very strange golf animation? 2mg .Y PP199 TEAPOT 4 LAMP AnlM Quite an original amml *Y 2mg PP200 PORSCHE ANIM A revolving car anim' *Y PP201 CLOCK ANIM A dancing clock? *Y PP202 COASTER 4 2BALL ANIMS This also needs 2mg' *Y PP203 CDROM 4 FIRERING ANIMS CD advert 4 a ring of fire, best AGA 2mg PP204 SHIP 4 FLAG ANIMS Torpedoed ship 4 flag in wind, 2mg.Y PM25S6 BLUES SYMPHONIE 9 exellent pieces of music on a 2 disk set'(2)*Y PM25782 FRIENDS OF PAULA t-6 Exellent
Octamed collection! (6) *Y PM264 CREATURES OF THE MIND A superave disk .Y Ptl 33 37 MORTAL GODS RAVE SAMPLES 5 disks full of fun samples(5) .Y PT138 DELUXE MUSIC DATA DISK More tunes to load into Deluxe musicl *Y PT139 GUITAR TUNER Allows you to tune your guitar with the Amiga! * PT140 1 EAGLEPLAYER V1.52 comprehensive music player Superb (2) +Y PT143 DX7 EDITOR 4 SYNTH LIBRARIAN for the famous Yamaha DX7 synth. +Y PT144 MIDIPLAY V2 21a Latest version, plays midifiles on any synth +Y Ptl4Sfl5l SFX1-7 Seven disks full of samples for every occasion!(7)*Y PT153 JCB SAMPLES Classical. Blues 4 Jazz
mus* samples' .Y PT154 BASS SYNTH SAMPLES Some more good samples' .Y PT155 GUITAR CHORD DIRECTORY Hundreds of chords to learn! .Y PT156 NO SAMPLER 3 Contains Supersound 3.TREG Wondersound etc! *Y PS 1845 SYNTEX SCAN IS LAME Superb hires AGA pics, 1200 4000 only! (2) Y PS1934 GIRLS OF ERIC Exellent Eric Schwartz characters slide (2) *Y PS197 8 MANGA PICS 2 disks of good pictures! (2) *Y PD273 CCCP DEMO A rave music type demo'.Y PD274 SCALA NOT AGAIN! Some good effects on this one. 1200 only PD276 POLKA BROTHERS GEVALIA A nice demo,though not AGA I *Y PD277 REDNEX QUACKBUSTED II Crazy demo! *Y
PD278 POLKA BROTHERS FRIDAY AT EIGHT Good' .Y PD279 OXYGENE CUZCO Quite a good quality demo! *Y PD280 MYSTIC DIRT AGA This is a good AGA demo' Y 1200 only PU616 MAINACTOR Animation conversion program, good »Y PU617 20 GFX UTILITY MIX* 1-4 Full of good useful utlls.(4) *Y PU621 ASI MAGIC ICONS2 Contains Iconmiser. Mricons etc' +Y PU623 ASI DISK HELPER 3 Third in the series, packed' +Y PU624 VIDEOMAXE 4 33 Database system lor all of your videotapes! +Y PU625 SNOOPDOS 3 Latest version, much enhanced' +Y PU626 COMPTECH BACKGROUNDS Superb 256 colour backgrounds! Y PU627 AMIGA FAX V1.4 Very useful
software if you have a faxmodem! *Y PU628 30 TERM v4 0 The latest version of Term on 3 disks(3) *Y PU631.2 MOVIEGUIDE Awesome database on over I4000movies. (2)*Y PU633 AMICOM 2.1 A packet radio terminal program' *Y PU634 PRODRAW GENIES Lots of very useful oenies for Prodraw! *Y PU635 VIRUS WORKSHOP V4.0 A good collection of antivirus software.Y PU636 41 UNKNOWN 6 disks full of UFOs Abductions etc (6) *Y PU642 CALORIE COUNTER 4 RECIPE BOX 2 diet programs! .Y PU644 GOLF GURU A comprehensive golf scoring program! *Y PU645 TELE SUBTITLE A Subtitling program for the Amiga' *Y PU646 DESKTOP MAGIC
Nice screen saver program' *Y PU647 REIOKICK 1 41 Yet another version of this deg ader! *Y PU650 VIDEOBASE 4 VIDEODAT Two video database programs' *Y PU652 AMIGA SYSTEM CHECKERS TOOLBOX check your system!*Y PU654 APPLE II EMULATOR Emulates Apple 11.needs Apple roml *Y PU656 FRACTINT 68020 Version ported from MS DOS machines' Y PU657 LOCK OUT v2.lc Hard dnve system secunty' *Y PU01S etonrtHUS STARCMART 7 Good programs. V PU1 71 ASTRO 77 pforMwyia astrology row v5 5! -V PU211 AMIGA PUNT Ahorse 'SCO »«3 c&ng program'.Y PUZV PERM CHECK PLUS • poot* p»to*Cbon prog V PU213 RACE RATER Another NKM
recnp program" .V PU230 M O R C V2 rune easier row 1 tiw verswni.Y PU354 ASTRONOMY v? CaloAate into OO tolar system! .V PU362 STARVIEW Cvves m ot »ia- to- gtven lime ett'.Y PU363 FORCAS1ER Hprso racing predicron program! .V RU3C-4 COURSE FORM Simp* Horse racng profcton'.Y PU37S POOCS TOCAS2 3 (** » .mum programs', v PU377 MING SHU S.mp«i ar,r-c-ogcal program! -Y PU4545 THE MIA1AN AURA Imeresling book! ? .Y PU4S6 THE MYSTERIES OF RUNES a» IN. Sgns .Y PUS734 STRANGE Aba.crons UFOs com crO.s otc (21 .Y PU482 DIVIDENO WINNER Pools waOcOor ad' .Y PU«§5 WITCHES COOKBOOK Turn mum .n» a newt' .Y
PU487.-B PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS Weird'(2) .Y PIM97 RUNEMAS7ER Become tamMr with no runes .Y PI-IS06 I ChiNG learn pH about the QraOe' .y_ PD13&34 ALCATRAZ OOOESSY Awesomo'i Oh on SOO.i PDI82 SPACE6AIL Absolutely briB.neede tmeg chgp.Y PD18S€ ANDROMEDA MIRROR Fab Muse A Oraches!.Y PD187 HOY AGA DEMO 'si IZDOdomo.a must' '200 ONLY PD1W) SANITY WORLD OF COMMODORE Soper Oemo.Y PD1BM0 SILENTS DEMON DOWNt OAD Fsb iMmo' (2) .V PD202 TECHNOLOGICAL DEATH F-eaky ischno rave .Y PD206 MELON HOW TO SKIN A CAT Nice effects! .Y PD2'S FAIRLIGHT 7*7 Unusual & mteresang Oemo1 .Y PD2’S7 A TRIP TO DEEP BASS A
muM beve rave demo'.Y PD218 VIVIO ABSTRAX PIG AGA Mega colourful 1200 ONLY P022' POINT OF SALE Best AGA yet" 1200 ONLY PD2234 SPACEBALLS 9 UNGERS Una -s MEGA"1(2) .Y PD225 XANADU DEMO Supertj coknaful AGA only Oemo! V PD226 GROOVY by LeiNm.smwr grannrcs Oomol .Y PD227 IMPACT NO LEM Soper kakfcscope effects .V PD228 SILENTS SOZZLED SOMERSAULf Fab effocts1 .Y PD233 PERSPEX HYPNOSIS awcng srhooettes AGA onlyi P023S AGATHA Me. ENK« 4 coklurs 1200 Only PD24C VOLCANO New AGA nwgaoemo 1200 only PD241 IT SMELLS LIKE CHANEL no6 Great' 1200 Ony!
Pt 243 FUU MOON AGA Nice Oemo 1200 only PD244 BEYOND BELIEF AGA Not n*,..c .ocs'200 only P024S SANITY ARTE A Supe i Jmto lor aU syalertH.Y P0246 ABSTRACT SUBTLESHADES Good demo'.Y PD248 FLYING COWS PRO S AK Good needa but mem.
P0249 KEFRENS INTERCHANGE N«e 1200o~y P02SZ3 BIG ’IME SENSUAUTY A SUPERB Aga doTo' (2 Y P0258 EXODUS ON LAND A MUST have' 1 Smg Chlp.Y P0257 ANDROMEDA SEQUENTIAL »Ace crew demo' .Y PD2S8 FATAL MORGANA EieLer; wth Beavis 4 Buffbeea' Y PO2S»S0 OED 2 By Talonl New AGA.great effecla(2|i200 ortfy
* o 1200 or P026I ETERNITY A nice P0284-S LOVE Suoorb c P0266
BILLS COLOUR PD267 COMPLEX REAL Super AGA demo mu»i Have"200
only P0268 SOME JUSTICE AGA Ut»r Sna eOo-n mufce‘1200 onN PG3S1
XMASTIME f*ce lesiv olaflorm pameUY PG410 SANTA 4 RUDOLPH DO
XMAS Festive game.'
PA!43 XMAS ANIMATION Very seasonal . Y PM206 CHRISTMAS TUNES Mod«y web modem beai'.V PM209 ISO XMAS PACK Great sencoon 0 .«U lunes.v PM210 AMIGA XMAS MUSIC Sopt-b bad-oral «y1e|3 .V ART 12 XMAS 3 Ois*B o Xmas -etelod pes!(3).V ART64 MORE HOLIDAYS Festn* hoMay pKlu-es’ .V CLG22 STOCKING FILLERS Great Xmas games' C3 94 .Y Price!
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Used with Wordworth.Pro Page Pagesefter or Workbench'An average of 16 fonts per disk, 33 disks in all' _ PU577 PUS 78 PU579 PU480 PU481
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92 PUS93 PUS 94 PI 5B6 PUS96 PUS97 Pus 98 PUS 99 PU600 PU601
PU602 PU603 PU604 pueos pms« PU607 Pueoe PU609 Aoiene-Artreai
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:'vt‘gerFjrjra Fuejra GouSy Hummed Goupy MedevaL Hannah Nann-Humana a lorn Karviu Kaolmann LiHryscnpl LicMner ManjanAa ita Maaaanav Metroflner Nmbold Newbnjn* wC* - Ncvar esebd Nova eseBDITC OmneusP PoMArtquaRU-R.... Revffottacapa-Scroaiorm* Segment- Sattace S*antSgu*t SoAb*rr**arma) Tempoton* T echPfoneee- rreoreno r«permo*m»mS-t xle LaopaooW Yewt»oo*bo« Yearboofcbo*} Most CLR lilies ok on At200!
Professional Clipart for DTP.
Most CLR lilies ok on A1200!
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Sail i Vm11W uJMI CLE01 T C DINOSAURS 2 disks 4 95 * CLE02 T C GEOLOGY 2 disks 4 95 .
CLE03 T C SOLAR SYSTEM 3 disks 5.95 * CL EOS A CHORD 1 disk 3.95 .
CLE07 T C FRESHWATERFISHING 2 disk 4.95 * CLE08 NIGHT SKY 1 disk 3.95. ?
CLE09 WORDS 4 LADDERS 1 disk 3.95.* CLE10 BASICALLY AMIGA 3 disks 5.95. * CLEll LETS LEARN 1 disk 3.95 ?
CLE12 ALPHABET TEACH 1 disk 3.95* CLEI3 HOME BREW 1 disk 3.95. * CLE14TC ECOLOGY 3 disks 5.95. .
CLE 15 FAST FRET 1 disk 3.95 * CLE16 KINGS 4 QUEENS 2 disks 4 95.* CLE 17 THINGAMAJIG 1 disk 3.95. ?
CLE 18 WORK 4 PLAY 1 disk 3 95. ?
CLE 19 PLAY IT SAFE 1 disk 3.95. .
CLE20 BIG TOP FUN 1 disk 3.95. + CLE21 JIGMANIA 1 disk 3.95I .
CLE22 CHESS TEACHER 1 disk 3.95. ?
CLE23 MIND YOUR LANGUAGE 1 disk 3.95. * CLE24 SPEED READING 2 disks 4.95. * CLE25 CHORD COACH 1 disk 3.95. * CLE27 C.A.T.T. 2 disks 4.95!* CLE29 PREHISTORIC FUN PACK 1 disk 3.95* CLE30 PEG A PICTURE 1 disk 3.95 ?
CLE31 UNDERSTANDING AMOS 2 disks 4.95. * CLE32 SPITFIRE I 2 disks 4.95.* CLE33 MESSERSCHMITTBF109 2 disks 4.95.* CLE34 YOUR FIRST PONY 2 disks 4.95.* CLE35 T C SOLAR SYSTEM II 3 disks5 95* CLE36 THE TIME MACHINE 2 disks 4.95 * CLE37 DISCOVERY AMERICA 1 disk 3 95.* CLE38 HOME INVENTIONS 2 disks 4.95 * CLE39 MY LITTLE ARTIST 1mg 2 disks 4.95.* CLE40 BOREALIS JUNIOR 1 disk 3.95.* CLE41 BASICALLY MEDICINE 2 disks 4.95 * CLE42 COMPOSITION 1 disk 3.95. CLE44 PORTRAITURE 1 disk 3.95+ CLE46 BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY Idisk 3 95.. CLE47 SEA SENSE 1 disk 3.95. .
CLE48 ROCKET MATHS 1 disk 3.95* CLE49 T C DINOSAURS III 3 disks 5.95 .
CLE50 DRATV2.4 needs 1 5mg 2 disks4.95* CLE51 PAINT PASTE 4 DRAW 1 disk 3.95 * CLE52 TELL THE TIME 1 disk 3.95+ CLE53 LETS LEARN 2 1 disk 3.95* CLE54 TITANIC 2 disks 4.95* CLE55 BASICALLY BASIC 1 d*k 3.95. CLE56 BASICALLY CHEMISTRY 1 disk 3 95+ CLE57 PAINT ME A STORY 2 disks 4.95. CLE58 STARS 4 GALAXIES 3 disks 5.95* CLE59 A TOUR THROUGH TIME 3 disks 5.95* CLE60 ZENER CARDS 1 d'Sk 3 95* CLE61 SOUND 4 ANIM STATION 2 disks 4.95. CLE62 BASIC MASSAGE 3 disks 5.95+ CLE63 TUTANKHAMUN 2 disks 4.95* CLE64 IQ TESTER 1 disk 3 95+ CLU01 VIDEO TITLER 1 disk 3.95* CLU03 TYPING TUTOR 1 disk 3 95* CLU04
ALPHAGRAPH 1 disk 3.95 + CLU06 SUPERSOUND V4.7 1 disk 3.95 CLU10 POWER ACCOUNTS 1 disk 3 95 + CLU11 CALCV1 1 disk 3.95* CLU12 VIRTUAL WINDOWS 1 disk 3 95.+ CLU13 DATOS 1 d«Sk 3 95. + CLU14 STOCK CONTROLLER 1 disk 3 95. ?
CLU15 EPOCH VI 1 disk 3.95. CLU17LC10 FONTS 1 disk 3 95 .
CLU18 LC200 FONTS 1 disk 3.95. .
CLU19 LC24 FONTS 1 disk 3.95 .
CLU20 CANON BJ10. Idisk 3 95+ CLU21 INVOICE MASTER 1 disk 3.95 + CLU22 HARD DRIVE MENU 1 disk 3 95 .
CLU27 IMAGE BASE 1 disk 3.95.+ CLU29 G.F.X. 1 disk 3.95+ CLU30 DRAW SELECTOR V2 1 disk 3.95+ CLU31 FLOWCHARTER 1 disk 3 95.
CLU32 POWERTEXT 2 1 disk 3 95+ CLU33 AM TUITION idisk 3.95. CLU34 IMAGE DOCTOR V1 1 disk 3 95.+ CLU35 CRITERION 1 d*sk3 95.
CLU36 ILINOIS PROFESSIONAL 2 d skfr4.95+ CLU37 FIND IT 1 disk 3.95+ CLU38 SMALL ACC MANAGER 1 disk 3 95.
CLU39 HARD DRIVE MENU 2 1 disk 3.95+ CLU40 ARCO 1 disk 3 95+ CLLM1 REFLECTIONS 2 disks 4.95+ TWWTT ARThf ANIM A BIRD *4 nice p.ct«r.’ -Y ARTrto MOSSBL'RN ANIMALS '* luce animal pntuie.' .
ART67 HUKCHFlFiJ) KIDS Some n«c Lahdinn! -Y ART Ml BEAST A MYTH J IW. O Mcmorndemim. Cic'i ARThd 1RANSPORJ I d.U. at l an.Arrplane. Ship. «'t ART7I)TRUCKS A TRAINS Full of Wagon, oaim efc! • ARPt ASTROL(KlY 2 AU. Of a.ucAieicU u*n.- .Y ART72 AtRCRAFT » full of amraft pwiurm'i)! +Y ART?' BIRDS Scmctnnb. Binh of Prey A more! .Y ART?4 DOGS DiUi lull of food dog pnriure.' .Y ART?' HOUSES CASTLES A BUILDINGS Gomi pic. .
ART76 SPORTS MAC Lrt. Of Bo,»l .poo. ptciure.! .Y ART?? GARDEN L*. Of huonuHurai p«tu.c. t5)-Y ART7X MILITARY 10 d.U. ot military clqan! (|0| .Y ARTTd HOFFMAN GRAPHICS Nice picnor.' .Y ARTHO KIDS ANIMALS DISK Cuie cartoony ananul.' -1 ARTXI FARM A MORSES Nice luuonl piclum.! .Y ARTM2 SHIPS Sailing A Warn .hrp.' .V ARTY' ANATOMY 2 ifcA. Ot Sure Aull. Ikcletom dc'. Y ARTM CAMPING On an oubktoi Ihemet .Y ARTX5 WILDLIFE » did., lull at ..ldl.fr clgtoJHY ARThh MARINE A NalTICAL To do -tth se life'. Y CLE03 SOLAR SYSTEM CLU03 TYPING TUTOR il A C G i tl «» dnt lumhrtV* M . .I.fcj.1. alhm.ni %Wl to
«ire the nfltrr h.lmV by moving ihr ovmivr1 iPncrv pcrditk1) ARID I WKIMXNCS Saprr dipen. 2 dnk.S ARTO HOUSES : (iKturtv of man.-m. clc’.
ARTD1 RELIGIOUS » diWv full ofboly clman1.
ARTW WWII AIRC RAFT *..U II piano.-. ARTOI MEN 7 dni. Lull o iron al « *»,'• ARTTW WOMEN : il.Ui full of •amen cl**!.
ART!)’ KIDS ! IV.» coMonini i»d« chpan'.
ARTOb BUSINESS DtU full nlMux cl.pan'- ARTWCH-HCT Anode. I Tkc ryptd.A'. ART 10 STUDENTS tan. O( uodew lypc p*V.
CLU32 POWERTEXT 2 mmmy ARTI4 ANIMAt.S Fan ART I' CATS Only 12 p«. Bu wpcr uniny’.
ART I Is StUtOL'ETTES IH mpcr ulhoete.S ARTI7 SCHCKRS 2d.a. ..r«h «.l twturt.'* ARTIH BABIES Gipan e a foby ihrmr!.
ARTIV SPORT 2 d.Ui full nf ipvl peiuw.'. ART30OLYMPIC Anode. H»-i type di '.
ART? I MEDICAL 2 *«k» full ot nwdeal clman'.
ART22 SEALIFT- Petmt Irum tie Ocean'.
ART21 DECORATIVE MONTHS I tor cry monlb- ART24 WACKY Funo. Comic lyw clipait!.
ART2S HOUDAYS HotKlay type pewit.'. ART76 BANNERS 2 d.di. full id bannrn'.
ART27 ART NOUVEAU FLOWERS Floral »n'.
ART2X BITTFRFLIES NecpKiuftn'.
ART2V JOOD 2 d.U on ¦ (c«VYncten iheaie’.
ART*) COLOURING BCXlKCcOou. To Dpamr- AKT.'I BORDERS 2 (I.W., mad load into DTI*'.
ART.12 MAC CLIP 2 dnk. Hiih uual.ty macan'.
ART" HORN HACK Nor kciw. Chpan'.
ART" TEDDY BEARS 2 J.U. of Teddy bear. .
ART" VANITY FARE 2 diO,. Faalwon depart'.
ART Vi HAUJWEFN (llPART Wenl illpit‘ AKH7 SHOWTIME Dancing, vinymr oc'.
ART." VEGGIES Vrpurlan cllptol'.
ARTW FLORAL 14 .fry drta.led picture.
ART40 MYTHS Mvih al mup. . R.xliik'. ART4I DOG WOODCUTS Super Wodpi pic.'. ART42 CAT WOODCUTS Grew ..Ideal pica!.
ART41 AFRICAN WOODCUTS African animal.'. ART*4 AMERICAN WOODCUTS More animal.!. ART45 ARTtC WOODCUTS Nonhem aranuh'.
ART4T. FARM WOODCUTS Farm amrnal.'. ART47 MIXED ANIMAL WOODCLTS Nice ptci’.
ART4K BIRDS WOODCUTS Ikih century h.r.1 |hc.. ART+o MORE ANIMALS Mur .upc.fi piclure.'. ART50 ANIMAL UNEART Muted wlmlioo of ptc.
ART" WJTANtCAL ART deltikd Mini pic.'. ART52 FAMILY STTNES 2 diU. Atdomettic life!* ART.'.' GOLF HUMOUR 2 amuwy cartoon ib.IV- ART54 SPACF. A TRANSPORT On a uuce ihcme'.
ART5S SOFTS* ENII 29 mm Pkture.'. ARTV. SPORTS' More pic. On a theme-.
ART57 NAVY Lot. Ot naval type pttlurc.-. ARTS*TRAVELSdt*. .Hi a tra.el theme'.
ARTS*) ALPHABET B.»den Sc alphabet cltp«'M2) ARTfXl ACCENTS A FLASHES tiurv urv. Mcmr- ART61 FISH Ldtanf aqualK piclurei' *Y ART62 SOFI5CENE ' More nice uienery p«une.' . Y ART6' RESTAL'RANT 1 d..l. of Rr.lai.ran* p.n«e.t 'lY This is a superb collection of coloured clipart, mostly in Ham mode 4096 colours), though some is in 16 colours Can be loaded into Deluxe Paint 4 or any other package accepting Ham pictures' (OK on 500. 500.. 600. 1200 4 4000') QCL00M0 MAPS. AtMmslAO Zamb«i. AuK boot»i|10l . Y CCL011 REPTILES, gocd p«ums autoboolB' .Y CCL0123 ACTORS famous laces, toitobooia' .Y(2l
CCL0IS6 AIRCRAFT ft CARS aworlec auloboois' .Y CCL018 6 BIRDS 8 Os«s Sopor. AidcOootv . Y CCL027 CATS. 116 Suoo cat p-* auaoboott' .V CCL0»3S DOGS 1-126 Stoer oog p s.8 de.9' .Y CCL036 EXPLORERS M3tamou4 onXoreit.auKibooU.y CCL037 40 FISH 1-92 Sopor cws tncluros t« dtoh»|.y CCLOauSi FIOWERS 11 d.tos o» IKM-r* 111 OHHisi Ccl052*4 FRUIT 2 OibKs. Good pics' I2ieutoboott' .Y CCL0S5 FRONTIER 1-13P»rxto. Pdur.i.a--1000ol« CCL05S7 MORSES i -16 Great norse (xcs aulobootxTZi .v CCL05&6I INSECTS Small croalu»e»'(4 d.«s) .Y CCL062-3 INVENTORS 2 drV» M |2) .V CCIC64-7! MAMMALS More arumeM pctu «* 8
da*» .Y CCL0723 INSTRUMENTS 4 » Musical (2disKsi .Y CC1074 MILITARY 7-17.8 MUS«IANS 1-41 .Y CCL075 MUSICIANS 9 2’ Clauacal' aulobooti' .Y Ca076 7 PREMrSTORiC 0WosaurM2) auiobooH1 .Y CCL078 8t PEOPLE Lots ol pooplo' 4 OoM).YY CCL082'4 PRESIDENTS 1 -40 USApres«Jenis 3 0*«S-V CCL08S7 PEPTRES i '9 Good pcs (3| aulobow*' -v CCLCea SHIPS 10-33 Manno vessels' -Y Ccl089 SPORTSMEN Vanous sponsrrtor.autoboois' .Y Ccl09116 TREES. 6 dtsas ol iroo ptduroa' autoboots1 -Y CCL097TQO VEGETABLES 1 4fl 9 CLR GAME CLG40TRAX PAINT PASTE A ORAW CLG08 DRAGON TILES CLGt6 CRYSTAL MAZE CLG20 JUNGLE BUNGLE CLG21 FLOWER
POWER CLG2S WHITE RABBITS CLG45 KNIGHT FIGHT 2 CLG46 ARCHIPELAGOS CLG47 KIDS FUN PACK CLG48 THE LOST PRINCE CLG5I TEN PIN BOWLING CLQ52 ADVENTURE CREATOR CLG53 WALL STREET CLGS* NATIONAL HUNT CLGS5 CRYSTAL QUEST CLG56 SENTINAL CLG57 DREAMSTREAM CLGS6 GlGERPHOeiA CLG59FOOTBAU. CLUB MANAGER CLG60 WIZZ 2 CLG61 WORLD CUP MANAGER CLG62 TOADO CLG83 ASTRONUTTY CLGS4 MAM-jONGG CLG30 CAPTAIN K CB003 Lots ot brushes .... ..... C8C04 Lots ol brushes O" a I cod 8 confoctorvary ihomo- C600S Lots ol brushes. 155 pics on a hnanci* theme C9C06 Lots ol brushes o' cute canoon caraGers’ -Y CB007 Loaas oi
useiu colour cipan.io mod 8 hi rest C8008 Mere cotcurod Ops on an eOjcaticna' memo' A full UPD catalogue disk is available . Please send 3 ! Si class stamps for immediate despatch.
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E A X :0 9 I 5X7 1195 Some people say that when you've seen
one cute, scrolling platform game you've seen them all. But,
asks Steve McGill, have you seen all of this one?
Here to fill space because there isn't but never quite manages it. The whole package consists of four disks and it runs on the A1200 only. There are five worlds to be explored and conquered and each of these is split into several little levels of varying complexity.
The first thing that strikes home about Man in is the tedious left to right linear scrolling. Marvin can't climb any higher than one screen, so the only direction he can travel is from left to right, which is a pity.
Marvin is slightly more playable with a CD32 controller, which uses the red button for jumps, green for kicking, punching and firing weapons, and blue to drop from one platform to the next. No matter how much the CD32 controller improves the game's playability there's no hiding the fact that there really isn't a great deal of playability going on.
The game's too simple, too linear and too boring. Nick Veitch likes Marvin because he thinks it’s cute.
But sometimes he can be vacuous and girlie like that. Marvin's a good game for young children, anyone else should give it a miss. © all that much to be said about Marvin's Marvellous Adventure. It's a collect-em-up with a cute central protagonist and a colourful backdrop that tries hard to keep you interested JUMPS: Nice control system.
J Bright, colourful graphics. Good scrolling.
Overall rating M3Win's Marvellous Adventure Marvin's Marvellous Adventure Publisher: 21st Century 01235 851852 Price: £29.99 Versions: A1200, CD32 System requirements: AGA machine Plots in platform games serve two purposes. They let the publisher of the game invent a setting and a character and then let them talk about said character and their world as if they're real or cute or interesting or different.
Their second purpose is that of space filling for the journos writing about them. It usually runs along the line of: "Oh God another platformer with another stupid plot. But for what it's worth..." and then the plot is regurgitated to the hapless punter.
OK, so the same sort of introductory device has been used Out now | FALLS: Tedious, boring, no pace or excitement.
Repetitive creatures.
Release date: 64% From the-makersof Sensible Soccer and- v. Cannon Fodder comes thiEpbest golf game in ages Join up to eight friends and marvel at-the gorgeous graphics and smooth scrolling scenery.. Coming soon on your Amiga & PC.
© 1994 Sensible Software. ® 1994 Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) ltd. Virgin is o registered trademark of Virgin Enterprises ltd.
All rights reserved.
WflLA SHOCKWAVE S Invisible Cities In conjunction with AF, Wella Shockwaves have a complete Amiga rendering system worth over £3,000 to give away!
Invisible Cities and Flair are working on a new game called Shockwaves Express, and here is your opportunity to actually design elements of the game itself - the logos, the characters, the levels, the graphics... if your ideas are cool enough to make it into the game, you stand the chance of 'V getting your name in the credits - f and walking way with three f grand's worth of Amiga kit!
EXPRESS Wella Shockwaves are gonna put you in CONTROL!
£3,000 COMPO!
Win An Amiga 4000, with 16Mb RAM, a Warp Engine accelerator and a copy of Lightwave 3D!
4 Shockwaves Express: the plot... Shockwaves Express is set in the future world of 2007 where information is a valuable commodity. But with a network overrun by hackers, corporations have been forced to abandon cyberspace in favour of more conventional means.
Teams of skilled street skaters cruise The Strip acting as info-couriors delivering data by hand - for a price.
Progressing through eight different 'hoods, the player has to meet and beat the challenge of delivering these mysterious info-packs using skateboards, hoverboards, surfboards and snowboards. Making your way from location to location, you have to avoid obstacles, defeat rival gangs and react quickly under adverse conditions.
SHOCK S3AVM But as you fulfill each contract and progress through the game, it becomes obvious that there's more to the job than meets the eye... Shockwaves Express: the compo... Invisible Cities and Flair want you to help design Shockwaves Express. We need narty new characters to take control of, with names, uniforms, skills, attributes and emblems.
We need enemy characters to inhabit the different areas of The Strip. We need different sort of obstacles for the couriers to overcome. And we need a radical Shockwaves Express logo.
But don't stop there. If there's anything else you want to design - entire levels (it's a sprawling eight-way scroller), buildings, boards, vehicles - just iet rip with your imagination. The more outrageous, the better.
Obviously this is going to take some time so you have a couple of months to the closing date - let's get everything in by the beginning of February, eh? Send all your artwork, scripts and Amiga graphics to: Shockwaves Compo, Invisible Cities, Unit 16, Business & Innovation Centre, Riverside, Sunderland SR5 2TA.
Shockwaves Express, the prize... An Amiga 4000 80Mb HD with 2mb Chip RAM, 16Mb SIMM, a 40MHz Warp Engine plus a copy of Lightwave 3D. (Sorry, but the Commodore monitor is oursl) Can Steve Bradley navigate his way safely around the track as he plays this new rallying game from US Gold. Or will he come a cropper?
Power Drive When Peter Purves, presenter of the excellent early Eighties cult motorcross series, Kickstart, gets to take charge of the World Rally Championships, it will resemble something like this.
The tasks would be infuriatingly difficult and would include some expendable sections involving manoeuvring through cones. Of course, the car itself would be virtually uncontrollable. You'd get stuck in hedges, cones would scatter as you tried to squeeze through gaps at which even Colin McCrae would gasp and your powers of polite speech would gradually deteriorate.
Out of control Power Drive is a viewed-from-above car rallying game. Can you become the world's best rally driver? On the Amiga? You start with a choice of motor vehicle - the Mini Cooper S or perhaps the Fiat Cinquecento Turbo.
Whatever, it moves. And you have money too, for rallying, as Malcolm Wilson's Dad will only too readily inform you, is an expensive business.
Upkeep and all that.
What follows is a series of tasks, be it time trial, head-to-head race, special speed trial or skill test. Eight rounds of racing, each in a different At the end of each race, a screen informs you of the damage done to your vehicle. They cost a fortune to repair.
49% See how I skid my Renault Clio? See how I make the marks on the road?
Power Drive Publisher: US Gold 0121-606 1800 Price: £29.99 Versions: All 1Mb Amigas System requirements: 1Mb Release date: Out now a FAST CAR: g OLD BANGER: There are eight The handling of in, with up to six stages in terrible. And they sound each. It's huge.
Like lawnmowers.
Overall rating country in varying weather conditions.
And with up to eight stages in each round, it would be fair to point out that one thing Power Drive does not lack is magnitude.
Get in control Controlling the car is not easy. The slightest nudge on the joystick sends it into oversteer - you career wildly across the road before getting trapped at the side. This is very annoying, particularly in a head-to- head race against the computer (there is no simultaneous two-player mode) because the computer- controlled cars don't make mistakes.
So as you flounder by the roadside, slapping the spacebar to get into reverse, moving backward, slapping the spacebar again in order to propel yourself chequered flagward, your opponent happily motors along the middle of the road taking bends with aplomb.
Practice. Well, yes. Practice improves your vehicular control, but competence doesn't make Power Drive fun to play. US Gold have tried to produce a realistic rallying game, which is virtually impossible. You simply don't get the feel of the car.
There are any number of superior racing games, and some available for a third of Power Drive's hefty thirty nicker tag. Zj 66 YOU’VE FOUGHT THE OTHERS.. JNOW FIGHT Um «MA©®2£ m rt' s!
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95 GAME REVIEW Theme Park 500 may prefer the financial management aspect - your park needs to make a profit otherwise bankruptcy is a very real possibility.
Creating the park is a simple process of clicking on icons and shifting the bits and pieces to particular areas and as your skills develop you learn the best positions to place the amenities - like sticking toilets near the exit to stop folk drifting off simply because they need to spend a penny. The people, your customers, are the most important factor - keep them happy and business will bowl along nicely.
This version differs from the AGA in that there are fewer rides, less shops and only young people visiting the park. In general, it's a little less flash than its posh counterpart but it remains a great game and one of the most accessible sims around. Tj Release date: CANDY FLOSS: An original, J absorbing and, best of all, fun simulation.
Theme Park is one of the best games of the year.
|:g&8HK6fe‘ BrtasttsaavsM . _~H Tufini 1 yg i an ur TM.Y* Q Wf TKHNl « T** 0m TfMnrMT- • : • jriac Find out what visitors think about your services and amend them accordingly. Remember, a happy punter is a spending punter.
Overall rating We gave Steve Bradley some disks and told him that one game was the non-AGA version of a classic and the other was an average platformer. Here's what happened... One of the biggest games of the year is Bullfrog's Theme Park. Chances are you've heard of it, but for those not 'in the know', here's the plot. You have money. Not a lot, but enough to set you on your way to build, run and maintain a theme park.
For many of you, the thrill will be in the creation of the attractions; the building of the rides, the arrangement of the parks, paths, shops, lakes and burger bars - you name it, you can do it. But the more sober among you Theme Park A500 A600 Publisher: Electronic Arts 01753 549442 Out now “j SOGGY CHIPS: J- Rather heavy on the financial management side and fewer features than its AGA counterpart.
System requirements: A500, A600 92% ENEMY UNKNOWN COMMAND EARTH’S FORCES AGAINST THE ALIEN TERROR “This is the best game I’ve ever seen” 97% COMPUTER GAME REVIEW a
1999. You are in control of Xcom; charged by the world’s leaders
to strike at the alien menace that’s terrorising the Earth.
It. V7 S •' ¦ At first, you’ll scan, track and shoot down the slower UFOs, but that will just be the beginning. Whenever a UFO crashes, or lands, you must be there; leading a squad of armed soldiers from building to building, from street to street, using all your tactical skills to H capture or destroy the aliens.
'M' If you succeed in your first missions, your scientists and engineers will copy the alien technology to create more powerful weapons and craft for your forces to use. Gradually, you’ll build up a B terrifying picture of this Unknown Enemy, and their real aims and desires, then you’ll have to work out a strategy to stop them.
¦ One thing is certain - it won’t be easy!
IBM PC screenshots shown. Actual screens may vary Steve Bradley plays one of the most looked- forward-to robotic beat-em-ups of the year.
But does it live up to the hype? Or is it just another mediocre effort?
Rise Of Tha Robots So the robots have finally risen. After a year of hype and bluster, this futuristic, metallic beat-em-up - and after all, it is a beat-em-up - finally hits the shelves. And before the majority of magazine reviews have made their stands too. Tsk.
Auto Desk 3D Studio CAD software package. 3DS is fundamentally a rendering package.'
Corks - sounds pretty impressive, eh? And this game looks mighty good. Load up the disks and you're treated to some quality rendered visuals. Not only that, programmers Mirage have got Queen's Brian May on board to execute some axeular wah wah effects. Hurrah! It's taken some time to put this lot together.
Rise Of The Robots is, apparently, the first game to be simultaneously released on all formats. History in the making, eh?
Along the way though, it seems that one vital ingredient has been neglected. Gameplay. Stick the difficulty level on to Medium in one- player mode and take on your first opponent. The Loader Droid is a huge, awkward-looking mechanical beast. How can you possibly beat him? Easy. Move your joystick to the top diagonal right position, and if you're feeling lethargic, why not use autofire. Now chat with friends. Or read a book. It doesn't matter, for But listen to the manual: 'Rise Of The Robots is a new 'generation' computer game conceived to combine state-of-the-art programming design and
graphics display. Rise was created using the C3PO: SOFT AS BUTTER you don't need to look at the screen.
A guaranteed victory. OK, so the Loader Droid isn't meant to be a pugnacious opponent but cripes, you've just spent £43. A teensy bit of action wouldn't go amiss.
Not that beating the other five (phew, count 'em) metallic beasts is so easy, though they still ain't much of a challenge. It's more that this is just a horrible game to play. It takes an age between manoeuvring the joystick and the movement taking place on screen. Rise Of The Robots just feels... well, it doesn't feel at all.
MILITARY DROID: Has advanced artificial intelligence, apparently. Vulnerable to extremely heavy blows. You'll beat him.
- A dead robot. This screen appears every time you win. Subtle,
eh?
M ' CYBORG DROID: The only robot you gel lo play, unloss in training mode, the Cyborg is intelligent but a bit soft.
LOADER DROID: An old, and somewhat stupid robot. If you can’t boat this chap, retire to Worthing immediately.
It's the year 2020.
The Hem Age meets man's oldest profession: HJAR.
The Future of Combat is Noui I cannot recommend you buy this game. You're as well to look at the screenshots in the magazines as to spend over 40 quid. The five-disk intro looks tremendous. But you only ever watch these things twice. The robots look fabulous. The attention to detail is excellent, the movement fluid, in a mechanical sort of way.
They're supposed to have artificial intelligence which allows them to read your moves and act accordingly.
COIF IfLKJUi LriCULSjinnriS So why is it that you can squeeze them into a corner and tap away at them until the bout is yours? Simple moves like crouch and kick are very effective, but after winning five bouts on the trot, you get rather bored.
If you want to buy a beat-em-up then plump for the superb Mortal Kombat II. OK, so it's thin on the ground robot-wise but it's a lot more fun. I really hope you don't get Rise Of The Robots for Christmas. 3 Rise Of The Robots Publisher: Time Warner 01604 602800 Price: £42.99 (AGA), £34.99 (CD32) Versions: AGA, CD32 System requirements: AGA machine In the future you may have lasers, hovertanks. And powered armor, but do you have the skill to command these forces to victory? If it's total control you want, we've got it. In a turn-based, detailed, create-your- own, hex wargame that blows out the
competition with astonishing SlIGA graphics and sound effects that will rattle your cage.
The standard uiargame just got a whole new set of standards.
TOP: After each bout, the ioser gets to view a pretty, if rather unpleasant picture of himself.
ABOVE: And from a great height did the Crusher Droid attack you.
Features: 256 color SlIGA graphics Tactical, turn-based hex wargame Full scenario builder E unit editor 14 types of near-future military hardware Fully animated movement G combat uo 12-20 10 Bhctnioy t o Release date: Out now ROBBIES: It looks m IW K SNGB Scieenshels may uaiy MARVINS: Completely lacking in the essential ingredient commonly known as gameplay. What a pity.
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London Slim Ilf Football Glory is a pretender to the Sensi throne. Steve McGill reckons that proves that even when you're dead you shouldn't lie down and let yourself be buried.
Football Glory GAME REVIEW The blurb on Football Glory's box reads The best arcade soccer game EVER'. Which is a rather bold, contentious statement that may just succeed in persuading the casual Christmas shopper to part with their hard- earned cash.
GLORY DAYS Before AF even considers the riposte, "compromised editorial integrity", we're going to have to prove why such a bold, contentious statement is, at best, misguided.
Consider the following analogy.
You've just walked into Dixons and you're in the market for a new video recorder. The most important features you're looking for are picture and sound quality. In gaming terms, assume that this means playability and longevity.
Standard to set Other features such as play, fast forward, rewind, a tuner and a four-event timer are just expected to be there, so they can't and shouldn't really be considered beneficial features anymore. Merely standard ones.
Take, for example, pitch surfaces.
Sensi Soccer boasts seven of them, while Football Glory manages only four. So, in that sense, FG doesn't even come up to a set standard.
And what about the competitions on offer - leagues, cups and the like?
Football Glory offers six: Champions League, UEFA Cup, English League (Premiership), Cup Winners Cup, World Cup and the European Championship. Not bad.
Whiter shade of pale But it pales into insignificance when you consider that Sensible World Of Soccer provides over 140 pre-set competitions. So that, if you do happen to be one of the minority of football fans who don't actually support an English Premier League team, you're still going to find that you're catered for.
Consider further that in order to knock the top game off its perch, you've not only got to match what it has on offer, you've got to be bigger and play better than it. FG doesn't manage that.
After you've mastered some basic mechanical control, team formations help players develop Why people would mistake Football Glory for Sensible Soccer is beyond us.
He had an eternity to avoid that tackle and nearly took too Iona over it Cantona trio* one of those impossible bicycle kicks which worked on this occasion.
Barcelona find a Speedburst at the right moment fools the opposition.
The options screen with AGA background displayed in its radiant colours. Beat that Sensi.
And Giggs, the man with the left foot, shows what he thinks of Football Glorys special moves by volleying in on the rebound.
The good thing about the back heel is that you don't hit it with the front foot.
ADDUSTABLES Football Glory is heralded as an AGA game. There are si* AGA menu backgrounds to choose from. You can adjust their colour and brightness. Beat that, Sensi Soccer.
FRSTKIT SECOND KIT 1 f 1 I I Si? I Ojiuen I r n rwwai The customisation of kits is adequate but there could have boon more colours to choose from.
Their own footballing style and add to the gameplay. For example, you might like playing aggressively.
Therefore choosing an attacking formation makes sense. The same rings true if you are more defensive in your approach.
Yet Football Glory offers only four formations. Compare that to the 18 offered in Sensible World Of Soccer, six of which are user- definable for extra control. So it's not so much Football Glory as Football Disgrace.
But don't get us wrong, Football Glory ranks as one of the top five Amiga football games on the market at the moment. The inclusion of novel moves - outlined in the box at the bottom of the previous page - such as speedburst, bicycle kicks and volleys give the game a less predictable nature than Sensi.
This is Ihe options screen with AGA background displayed in its radiant colours.
Beat that Sensi Soccer.
Football Glory is a gritty, playable, pretender to the throne of Best Football Game Ever, at present occupied by Sensible Soccer. As such, it'll gain converts to its cause.
But, as with most pretenders, the monarch is in possession of all the aces and resources of the state.
Which means that Football Glory's going to get its head cut off when its face to face confrontation with Sensible World Of Soccer takes place in the battlefield of Amiga gamers' pockets. © ¦ There's no doubt that the extra moves are going to win converts to the Football Glory cause.
Moveable feast There's no doubt that the extra moves will win converts to the Football Glory cause. Skillful use of them pays dividends, and no matter what the general consensus, there are always going to be significant numbers of people who would rather play an alternative to Sens ’s smooth- flowing passing game.
Football Glory Publisher: Kompart 01438 840004 Price: £29.99 Versions: A1200 A4000 only System requirements: 2Mb, hard drive installable Release date: Out now GLORIOUS: A brave attempt at J usurping the Sensi throne. And who knows, they might just perfect it next time.
“| INGLORIOUS: A- The AGA backgrounds are a waste of disk space when other features could have been included.
Ft Overall rating 80% 73 Steve Bradley is pleased to bring you Amiga Format's absolutely amazingly comprehensive run-down of all the best-selling Amiga games.
The top games CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: More than a year old, but Soccer Kid is now charting at number three; Global Gladiators - a surprise chart-topper; Bubba W Stix- a lowly 28 in the A500 A600 Top 30, but number three in the CD52 charts; David Braben's space strategy sensation Frontier Elite 2.
CENTRE: A year in the charts and still in the Top 10 - the remarkable Cannon Fodder.
The charts are copyright ELSPA In the making... JANUARY Battle Isle 2 AGA (Blue Byte) Get tanked up, again.
Jungle Strike CD32 (Ocean) Helicopters work to rule in leafy environment.
King-Pin (Team17) Beat the bowling alley blues.
Sensible Golf (Virgin) Top-down, check-trousered extravaganza.
Shaq Pu (Ocean) Basketballer beat-em-up Skeleton Krew (Core) Isometric shoot-em-up.
Skitchin' (Ocean) Road Rash on roller skates.
Super Loopz (Audiogenic) Pipemania-esque puzzledom.
FEBRUARY Baldy (Mindscape) God game involving folk bereft of hair.
Chaos Engine 2 (Renegade) Bitmapped shoot-em-up.
Cyberwar CD32 (SCI) Virtually virtual reality 3D shoot-em-up.
Legends (Krisalis) Ze da-esque role playing game.
Mega Race CD32 (Mindscape) Handsome-looking racer.
Spherical Worlds (Black Legend) Top-down view shoot-em-up.
The Big End (The Hidden) Isometric-viewed racing game.
THIS MONTH S TOP 30 A500 A600 1.
Mick And Mack: Global Gladiators (Virgin) ...... 86% ?
On The Ball: World Cup Edition (Daze) .. .....80% .3 Soccer Kid (Krisalis) .... .FG93% 4 Frontier: Elite 2 (Gametek)..... FG90% 5.
Club Football: The Manager (Software Business).... .79% 6.
International Sensible Soccer (Renegade) . .FG93% 7 Cannon Fodder (Virgin) ..... .FG95% fi Premier Manager 2 (Gremlin) . 80% 9 Championship Manager ‘93 (Domark) .... ..82% 10 European Champions (Ocean) .. ..73%
11.
Skidmarks (Acid) . .FG90%
12.
Kick OH 3 (Anco) .. ..79% 13 Tactical Manager (Kompart) .. .. 78%
14.
Wild Cup Soccer (Millenium).....
15.
The Settlers (Blue Byte)..... FG94% 16 World Cup Year '94 Compilation (Empire) FG94% 17 Lemmings 2 (Psygnosis) ... ... FG94% Ifi RuH 'n' Tumble (Renegade) ..... 87% 19 Detroit (Impressions) .. . .69% ?n Valhalla (Vulcan Software) ... .23% 21 Formula One Grand Prix (Microprose) .... FG92% 22 Mortal Kombat (Virgin) 74%
23.
Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin) .. .FG94%
24.
Zool 2 (Gremlin) .FG93% 76 The Patrician (Ascon) . .....79% 76 Leeds Utd Champions (CDS) ..32% 77 Liberation (Mindscape) ..... ..80% ?a Bubba 'n' Stix (Core Design) .. .89% 79 Fury Of The Furries (Mindscape) ...... .55% 30 Man Utd Premier League Champs
(Krisalis) ..... .80% Top 10 Budget
1. Champ Manager‘94 (Domark) 65%
2. Corkers Compilation (Core Design) Not reviewed
3. Batman Returns (Gametek) 48%
4. Classic Board Games (Merit) Not reviewed
5. Arcade Pool (Team 17) FG94%
6. PGA Tour Golf Plus (Hit Squad) FG93%
7. Utd PLC Data Disk (Krisalis) Not reviewed
8. Populous 2 (Hit Squad) FG90%
9. Monkey Island 2 (Kixx XL) FG94%
10. Sim City Classic (Maxis) 83% Top 10 A1200
1. Theme Park (Electronic Arts) FG91 %
2. UFO: Enemy Unknown (Microprose) FG90%
3. Super Stardust (Team 17) FG90%
4. Banshee (Core Design) FG90%
5. Kick Off 3 (Anco) 79%
6. Civilisation (Kompart) Not reviewed
7. Fields Of Glory (Microprose) 44%
8. On The Ball: World Cup Edition (Daze) 80%
9. Soccer Kid (Krisalis) FG93%
10. Gunship 2000 (Microprose) FG94% Top 10 CD32
1. Arcade Pool (Team 17) FG90%
2. James Pond 3 (Millenium) 75%
3. Bubba 'n' Stix (Core Design) 89%
4. UFO: Enemy Unknown (Microprose) FG90%
5. Cannon Fodder (Virgin) FG94%
6. Jetstrike (Kompart) 78%
7. Nigel Mansell's World Championship (Gremlin) 73%
8. Guardian (Acid) 88%
9. Humans 1&2 (Gametek) 78%
10. Simon The Sorcerer (Adventure Soft) 67% 74 isney’s The Lion
King brings to life the majesty and mystery of Africa through
the tale of Simba, a lion cub faced w ith the challenging
transition to maturity. Now in this video game you can be
part of the I adventure. Driven into the A I I wilderness by
his evil uncle Scar, Simba finds salvation I with Pumbaa t e
warthog and Timon mWPfl t 1C meer at anc Ad im education
begin Amiga Tackle Heinous hyenas in the elephant graveyard,
avoid the trampling hooves of stampeding w ildebeest as you
battle through 10 levels to ensure Simba claims his *
rightful place as The Lion King.
P Disney. © 1994 Virgin Interactive * Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. AU rights reserved.
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}J8A Ladbrokc Grove London W10 5AH.
Screen shots may be from a different version Amiga Moody and atmospheric. Beneath A Steel Sky and Steve McGill are both these things. McGill's also very tall. And he's reviewing Fields Of Glory. And Roadkill.
CD32 Games One of the big Christmas games on floppy-based Amigas last year, Beneath A Steel Sky (Virgin 0181- 960 2255, £29.99) featured the artwork of Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame coupled with a complex adventure engine and a more-than-engaging plot.
The CD52 version is exactly the same as the original except for the inclusion of speech and exclusion of RSI-inducing disk swaps.
I completed the floppy version for the tips section of sister magazine Amiga Power and even though I knew exactly what I was doing, it still took over 30 hours solid playing time to finish the game. Admittedly, a fair proportion of that time was spent disk swapping (the floppy version came on 15 disks).
But that couldn't hide the fact that it looks and feels as if you're interacting with a comic book. The characters you meet aren't the wooden fill-ins that tend to populate lesser point-and-click adventures.
And, more importantly, there are several red herrings thrown in to deliberately confuse and deceive the adventurer - keyboards to be pressed, cupboards to be opened, that sort of thing. Moreover, certain actions have to be completed in real time, such as stealing Hobbin's spanner while he's away. This bit is tricky, and I found it nigh on impossible using the CD32 controller.
A mouse soon rectified the fault.
If you own a CD32 and have never played Beneath A Steel Sky, treat yourself. It's an excellent adventure - atmospheric and compelling - and the speech adds to the mood, if you're into that sort of thing.
Last month, AF reviewed the floppy version of Fields Of Glory (Microprose 01454 326532 £34.99). It received a low mark of 44 per cent due to what we figured was a fundamental flaw in the mechanics of the game. Namely, that despite the seeming inclusion of natural terrain hazards such as rivers, hills, and woods, they bore no relation whatsoever to the progress of troops.
Unfortunately, this glaring fault hasn't been rectified with the CD32 version. In effect, the battlefield is as flat and obstacle free as The Battle Of Guagamela at Arbela - the decisive battle between Alexander The Great and Darius King Of Persia where the Persians had flattened the fighting area months in advance.
There are six battles to be fought in all. Two of them are fictional to help the gamer familiarise themselves with the tactics and control system and the other four are based on true historical battles as they happened - the most famous being Waterloo.
This problem is a shame, because the graphics and real-time action Continued overleaf * 77 I BENEATH A STEEL SKY. And remember kids, if you're ever offered any drugs that make you think you can fly, just say no.
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Priissmiis FIELDS OF GLORY: ROADKILL: It’s a real pity that we didn’t have space to show you more pics of the intro. It's the best anim rendered with Imagine that you'll ever see. Probably.
The inclusion of the database on the CO” version of FOG is a welcome addition.
Unfortunately, H can’t be used during the actual battles. Which makes it little more than a redundant, though entertaining, filler. Let’s hope there's a Fields Of Glory 2 in the offing.
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HI COWS mn recaps «¦ make FOG more exciting than your average wargame. Microprose have implemented a mechanism called Close Quarters Combat System which lets you see skirmishes and fights at a Brigade level where one figure represents about 70 men.
Exciting stuff indeed, which makes the flat terrain flaw all the more exasperating. Still, the CD52 version offers the same database of commanders as the PC version. But, BN TO Brussels MENU unlike the PC, the database can't be accessed during a battle. Which pretty much makes it ineffective.
All in all, AF would like to recommend this, but the glaring fault of the flat terrain makes a mockery of any tactics and strategies employed by budding commanders.
Overhead racing games are nothing new in the world of computer games. Roadkill (Acid Soft via Guildhall Leisure 01302 890000, £29.99) follows on in the tradition of great games such as Super Sprint, Super Cars 2 and Micro Machines.
It features one of the best intros to a game that you'll ever see - a fantastic 3D-rendered real-time race featuring professional zooms, tracks, pans, motion blurs and lens flares. It's gruesome in parts - drivers get cut in half after spilling on to the track.
But anyway, that's enough about intros that have absolutely no bearing on a game. Following the traditional course of overheads, the steering system is rotational. The make or break of the playability in this case is the amount of traction, steerability and control given to the car.
Many overheads have been ruined by being too slippy slidey so that the player feels as if they're driving on an ice rink with bald tyres.
Not so with Roadkill, which was written in Blitz Basic. The traction is just about perfect. There are many combinations of 90 degree and hairpin corners and by taking the correct approach and getting throttle control right you can achieve perfect cornering almost every time.
Of course, driving about on a track, no matter how exciting that track is, by yourself is a bore. So there are eight computer-controlled opponents to race against. And to add spice to the racing, there are various pick-ups and power-ups which let you implement nefarious actions such as wasting opponents with missiles, speedbursting to higher top end velocities, mending damaged armour and others that we'll leave you to find out about.
But it's not only the pick-ups that enhance the racing: there are built-in obstacles and aids on the courses as well. Speed ramps send your car helplessly out of control, kill zones let you bash other cars to death and mined shortcuts give you the extra edge which means the difference between qualifying or failing.
In all, it's an excellent little package to play. But it does suffer from some major shortcomings. It only features four levels with three courses to each level. More than a bit stingy considering that there's an incredible amount of storage space on a CD and that many of these courses could just as easily have been randomly generated using a tiling system.
So a considerable amount of marks are lost for that. And to compound the problem, there's no two-player option, no serial-link, no split screen or two players on screen at the same time. Which, when you’re asking the punter for 30 quid for a game, is nigh on unforgivable.
Sadly that means what should have been a high eighties game can only be given a mid-seventies mark.
The game, its presentation, technical implementation and gameplay execution is so polished that it doesn't so much shine as radiate. But the price, small number of courses and lack of a two-player option cast a shadow so dark that it blights the complete package. 5 ZAPPO CD DRIVE All the CD33 games were tested with the Zappo CD drive. Roadkill and Fields Of Glory work fine, but Beneath A Steel Sky does not work on the Zappo drive.
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REAL DEPTH - REAL GAMEPLAY REAL FOOTBALL SBH Tel: 0371292SI3 fan 0322 793422 Amiga: Min I Mb, I button, 2 button ami CK tpatible. ' Streen shots displayed an representative of IBM PC and Amiga 1200 Mhhsi compatible HIGHEST SCORE: 90% LOWEST SCORE: 5% Don't buy a turkey this Christmas W The magazine that plays the game Stephen Bradley looks forward to a frightfully festive season full of frolicsome fun Re Short trumpet fanfare... Re-Releases returns after a month on the bench and by jove, there are some truly excellent second-time-arounds this Christmas particularly for those of you who like to
take to the skies. The ageing Their Finest Hour. The Battle Of Britain (Kixx XL, 0121-625 3511, £16.99, AF11 90%) receives a re-run as does Their Finest Missions (Kixx XL, £10.99, AF28 83%), to utilise which, you need the original.
Graphically, you will have seen better games but Their Finest Hour, with its droning engines and dogfighting retains a certain atmosphere.
There are heaps (not heaps, they're pretty good, actually) of planes to fly and missions to tackle but unfortunately it can't quite compete with the comparatively recent Reach For The Skies (Hit Squad, 0161-832 6633, £14.99, AF48 90%) from ace flight sim coders Rowan Software, responsible for, most recently, Overlord. Again, the subject is The Battle Of Britain, only this time, there is a tad more strategy involved. You can join the RAF or Luftwaffe, or you can stay at home and play a flight sim.
Options are more than plentiful, the range of controls is almost baffling - if you wish, you can play the controller enabling you to determine the types and number of bombers sent out on missions. A good choice.
Shuttle (Hit Squad, £14.99, AF41 70%) meanwhile, doesn't quite contain the excitement of the Second World War. Serious sim fans only Continued overleaf ¦* 89% 80% You loo can be one of those magnificent men in their flying machines with Dogfight DOGFIGHT Oh no, another flight sim.
Dogfight (Powerplus, £16.99, AF53 81%) covers all eras, from World War One to the present day. You can choose to either dogfight till death or attempt to complete a series of mission objectives.
The best thing about this is the What If option where you can pit planes from different eras against each other - Spitfire versus Stealth Bomber anyone?
Dogfight is a solid enough flight sim but it lacks a certain atmosphere - and it's darned difficult too.
MONKEY ISLAND 2 - LE CHUCK'S REVENGE ¦ Kixx XL ¦ 0121-625 5311 ¦ £16.99 BAE369S% This it one of the few garnet whote appeal hat not diminished with age. Nothing tinee the LucatFilm classic hat quite matched ita humour, or its combination of action, puzzle and adventure and it atill looks Incredibly slick.
Amiga Formal regularly receives at least 10 letters a month asking for tips from people who are still trying to fathom the intricacies of the game, even after two and a half years. We're talking classic here. Everything the original Monkey Island ex celled in, the sequel improves upon - better animation sequences, more character interaction and bundles of humour.
Taking the part of the quite splendidly-monikered Guybrush Threepwood, you point 'n' dick your way through a vast gaming area (11 disks, phew!)
Attempting to solve all manner of puzzles. Yet even when you think you've cracked it, a cunning plot twist usually sets you back on your heels leaving you feeling baffled, bemused and bewildered. If you haven't already got this game, why?
SSSS MONKEY ISLAND 2: A clastic combination of puzztot, humour, adventure and a silly nama.
SHUTTLE: A flight sim for the serious contender rather than the death-or glory-lct's-loop-the- loop-brigade. The first challenge is completing the manual.
HI 0 & 3 0 Z at H HI 0 Q 3 a F-117A NIGHTHAWK: Cruise around the world's trouble spots in your Stealth Bomber, safe in the knowledge that you won't get picked up by radar... KABOOOOM... er, much.
Need apply, as you embark on a mission to fly NASA's baby to lands far away. Although it's reasonably attractive, Shuttle is incredibly techie but if you can get over the shock of the manual, and are prepared to persevere with the plethora of controls, then best of luck.
More modern warfare-ular pursuits abound in F-117A Nighthawk (Powerplus, 0276 684959, £16.99, AF54 92%) as you attempt to blast your way through the troublespots of Central Europe, Korea, 'Nam (as they used to say), Cuba and the Persian Gulf. And Cornwall. Three levels of conflict here
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The 3D graphics make pleasant viewing and with the old crate being a stealth bomber, it's that much tougher for the 'Hun' to pick you up.
If you have a cupboard full of flight sims, you probably won't need this example, but it remains a choice member of the genre.
That's enough flight sims, let's take a stroll around the links (wasn't that a helicopter? Dohl). There still isn't a golf game to touch PGA Tour Golf apart perhaps, from PGA European Tour, the recent full-price follow up. Yes, PGA Tour Golf Hit Squad, 0161-832 6633, £14.99, AF22 90%), despite its sparse graphics remains the most playable golf sim around and now it's even better. The original had three courses and with another three added, PGA represents quite tremendous value for money at under 15 sovs.
Sure, it doesn't quite match up visually to Links or Nick Faldo's Golf, but you can pick up PGA Tour in minutes. The control method is delightfully concise, the gameplay intuitive, and while heathens may suggest that golf is a totally ridiculous pastime to play on a computer, PGA Tour remains one of the Amiga's most compelling and enduring games.
Thoroughly recommended.
Hole £ 10,000 Stroke 5 Per H Distance: 16 yds.
INSTEP REPLflV 12mph Club 5 iron PGA TOUR GOLF: What it lacks in gorgeous graphics PGA Tour Golf more than makes up for PGA TOUR GOLF: There's nothing quite as satisfying as chipping into the hole from the with compelling playability and instant addiction. Edge of the green. Well there is, but not in a golf game there isn't.
BEAU JOLLY COMPILATION ¦ Beau lolly ¦ 01737 222003 ¦ £34.99 ¦ AFS6 95% Cannon Fodder, The Settlers, The Chaos Engine and T2 - The Arcade Game. In one box. Not bad, eh? Cannon Fodder- brilliant war game. Little mouse-controlled men shooting other little men. The Chaos Engine - tremendous shoot-em-up, a remarkable two-player experience. The Settlers - very pretty settling- down-and-establishing-a-society-in-a-fantasy- sort-of-way affair. 72- reasonable and darned taxing mouse-controlled out-and-out blast-em- up. A truly great compilation.
CANNON FODDER: Guide your little bloke! Through oodles ot levels In this Inspirsd war game.
THE CHAOS ENGINE: Thie tremendous shoot-em-up really comes'into its own as a two-player game.
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On the hardest level this very realistic simulation will test you to the limit. See if you've got what it takes to master the professional football league managers job using the most refined gome available today.
In 1989 E.S.P. were the first company to create a commercial football monogement game solely dedicated to the 16 bit computers. Since then, we've been continuously devising new features with the direct consultation of hundreds of management game fans. This winning combination has created the most accurate representation of what football management is all about. Once you try it, you'll realise that the rest have merely been following our numerous leads in this field.
It's impossible to do justice to the hundreds of meticulous refinements included in this game but you will find a large proportion of the most significant below:- Managers: 11: 4 Human traer. MdrnoRXstat • (he month season. Fid ony learn tnany division to start with Automated features to moke the game as easy or Hard os you Ike. X* f league 1 Cup: Premier 22 teams. Division 1.243 have 24 teams. 9 Play-offs, Tables. 7 Cup competitions with precise roles |2 legs, extra r*, ’ time away goal rvie seeded draws. European Cup tables. 5 subs, non- j domestic ployer restrrtoro etc.) T'! »¦ 7*
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Wcpi] m (jFisket masters A fantastic graphical and oi lacticol 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 hontfle. See lull feature list below:- PLAYER VARIETY FRIENDLY CONTROLS
• Rated on 8 odiuslabte fottots. • Icon driven with pant 8 (lick.
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BOXING MASTERS A fabulou* game which concentrates on the management of up to 3 Heavyweight boxers. It's quite different to most other monogement style gomes since it has a high proportion of interaction with computer controlled human personalities, ie. Negotiations with other managers, boxer contracts, staff recruitment ond publicity events. There are many other conventional tasks for the manoger like scouting for new boxers, finance, training and even fight toctks are part of your responsibility; using fuH arcade action you | can participate in your boxers' performance inside the ring itself
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THEME PARK AF63 91 % EA (01753 549442) Thanks to Paul Barrett in Essex who wins a Winner!
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1. The £10,000 prize at the end of the year is important. Here's
how you get it. On December 29, take out the biggest loan you
can and you'll get the cash for being the richest. Then
dispose of the loan.
2. Put a toilet near the exit - this stops people going home just
because they need the toilet.
3. Pour money into research.
Developing rides, staff training, getting a large warehouse and new shops are the most important.
4. Listen to the advisor carefully, even if he becomes a real
pain.
5. Don't increase your gate prices by more than 5 per cent a
month or folk will complain vociferously.
6. Squeeze rides into a small space - this increases the park
value.
7. When the queues get long, put some entertainers near them. If
the queues get too long, increase the ride speed and decrease
the time. S- shaped queues save space.
8. Put a security guard at the gate to stop spies from stealing
your ideas.
9. Thugs can destroy your rides.
Place a teddy man in front of the thug and when poor teddy bloke gets beaten up, the security man escorts said thug off site.
10. Create a path (with fences) and a nice lake and employ three
handymen to keep the paths tidy.
11. Put shops near ride exits ensuring folk walk past them to
earn more money. Employ a handyman for every two shops to
keep litter down.
12. The longer and higher your rides are, the greater the chance
of winning prizes at the end of the year. Put the popular
rides at the front of the park.
13. Snake rides tend to be the most unreliable - they cost time
and repair money. Have one mechanic for every two rides -
this minimises repair time.
If a ride has smoke coming out of it, close it or it may explode. Don't wait for the mechanic to close it for you.
14. Buy the land at the earliest opportunity - it could save you
up to £40K per year. Pay off the loan as soon as you can to
save on interest.
Also, if you can, buy shares in your own company early in the game because it has huge benefits later on.
15. When your theme park is profitable and all the land is being
used, sell up and move to New Zealand where everything is
wonderfully cheap. Snaka rides are popu|ar bu, Continued
overleaf erratic. Have a mechanic on call.
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AND HELP JANUARY 1995 Last month we reviewed Mortal Kombat II
and included a profile of each of the characters in the game.
What we didn't mention was how to achieve their special moves.
So here are the fatality moves in all their gruesome gory.
Users of two-button joysticks should use the punch key as the
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BEE BAW BABALITY The Afgames team didn’t manage to pull off all of the baballty and friendship moves before we had to reluctantly go to press.
Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea if we offered a prize for the first person to fill us in.
If you can, send in some photographic evidence. Tell us what you did or didn't do (hint) to pull off the moves.
The winner will receive three games of their choice from the top 30.
Send your entries to Mortal Kombat II Moves, GameBusters, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
KEY A UP A DOWN A TOWARDS A AWAY A. FIRE DOHNNY CAGE HIGH SNOT .. A A A A LOW SNOT .. A A A A SHADOW KICK SHADOW UPPERCUT .....A A.4A PACKAGE CHECK (Together) A A DECAPITATION .. (Close) A A A A J heads A A A iA Tap after Decap TORSO RIP ...A A A. A AA PIT SPIKES ...A A A A SHANG TSUNG 1 SKULL .... ...AAA 2 SKULLS .....A A A A 3 SKULLS A A A A A MORPH ....Block A A A Release A (Only able to morph into opponent) SOUL SUCK .Block A A A DIVE O’ DEATH
..(2" away) A (For 5 secs) PIT SPIKES ...A A A A AA SCORPION SPEAR ....AAA DECOY ....AAA SCISSOR KICK A AAA AIR THROW .... (Close, both in air) ilz (Top of jump) SPEAR SWIPE (Close) AAA A A TOASTY TORCH HIM . (At 3") Block AAA A Release AA PIT SPIKES ... A A A A LIU KANG STANDING FIREBALL ...AAA CROUCH FIREBALL AAA FLYING KICK ......AAA BICYCLE KICK .A (For 5 secs) DRAGON ...A A A A A (Close) WHEEL Block A A A A Release Fire PIT
SPIKES .....A AAA BARAKA DOUBLE KICK .(Close) A A BLADE SWIPE ...(Together) A A BLADE FURY ..AAAA BLUE SPARK ..... AAA DECAPITATION (Close) block AAA Ret. A IMPALING ...(Close) A A AAA PIT SPIKES ...AAAA REPTILE ACID SPIT .A A A ORB AAA SLIDE ......Block AAA INVISIBILITY ...Block A A Release A INVISIBLE KILL (Close and invisible) AAAA TONGUE (Half screen away) A A A A PIT SPIKES ...AAAA
LETHAL COMBINATIONS One of fhe maxims firmly stated by Acclaim that AF finds a bit hard to swallow (if they are right it means we must be doing something wrong), is their claim that every fighter in Mortal Kombat II has a natural winning and defensive combination against every other fighter.
We find that a bit hard, though not impossible, to believe. For example, whenever we played with Kitana or Mileena and took on Jax, Kitana and Mileena were so much faster than poor old Jax that he ended up getting his head kicked in every time and had to go home in a Yorkshire ambulance.
In our book, that's just not fair. So, to even things up a bit, we're asking you to send in various combinations of moves that work against other characters.
The best ones will get published and your altruistic gesture will be noted for evermore in the annals of the mightiest Amiga magazine ever to be published in the history of the Terran Empire.
Send your entries to Mortal Kombat II Combinations, GameBusters, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
Kung Lao's deadly Aerial Kick has caught Johnny Cage unawares.
KITANA FAN SWIPE ..(Together) AA FAN TOSS .AAA SPIN FAN LIFT A A A A SQUARE WAVE PUNCH ... A AAA DECAPITATION (Close) Block A A A A KISS OFF (Close) Hold A A A A A PIT SPIKES ... A A A A KUNG LAO TELEPORT .... .A A HAT TOSS AAA WHIRLWIND SPIN ......Block AAA AERIAL KICK AA (At peak of jump) HAT DECAPITATION ... (Retreat to edge) A (For 2 secs) direct using A A SPLIT 'EM IN TWO .. (3" away) A A A A A PIT SPIKES ... A AAA MILEENA TELEPORT
KICK ....AAA ROLL ATTACK .A A A A SAI TOSS (For 2 secs) A PSYCHO STAB .....(Close) A A A A SUCKA ....(Close) Block 3 secs PIT SPIKES ... A A A A JAX EARTHQUAKE PUNCH ......(For 3 secs) A GOTCHA GRAB ...AAA ENERGY WAVE A A A A BACK BREAKER ......(Close, both in air) A (At peak of jump) HEAD CLAP (Close) A A A A ARM RIP ..(4" away) block A A A A PIT SPIKES Block AAA Release 0.
J III X 0 z IA & H % IA H z X HI S 0 KEY ill RAYDEN UP A DOWN J TOWARDS A AWAY A FIRE LIGHTNING TOSS AAA DIVE ATTACK .....AAA, TELEPORT ..... A A SHOCKER (Two-player only) 4A (For2 secs) SUPER SHOCKER ... (Close) Block A A A A SUPER PUNCH ....(Close) A (For 3-4 secs) PIT SPIKES ....Block A A Release A SUB ZERO FREEZE ....AAA FLOOR ICE . ...A A A SLIDE ..Block AAA PITCH O' DOOM (Long range) AAA A A Hold A SUPER FREEZER ..... AAAA SHATTER
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NICK VEITCH V-LAB MOTION 1( Record, edit and generally muck about with video with this card which offers 25fps capture and playback at half the price of the PAR.
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Photoj - With all the software around for the Amiga, the last thing you would think it needs is yet another paint image processing package. And yet. Someone is mad enough to hring out another.
However, it soon becomes apparent that Almathera are not mad at all.
Photogenics, as they have named the new software, is truly groundbreaking and difficult to pigeonhole into an exact niche of art packages.
It does, like Art Department Professional, handle a variety of different file formats, ft can be used to compose, scale, and image process images, saving them out in any number of formats. All the loaders, savers and operators are modular, so they can be added as you need them.
Unlike ADPro. The format of these modules is being made freely available to everyone, so you can write your own or pick them up from the PD.
But Photogenics also allows you to edit the pictures with freehand drawing tools. I would say that it was like Image IX in this respect, but it is hard to work out what you are doing in ImageFX. Photogenics is easy.
On AGA machines you can see the image in a fully resizable HAMS window.
Unlike most art packages, you can open multiple documents. This is essential for some of the advanced features of Photogenics, such as die Alpha channel and secondary image buffers. The secondary image is used for many of the Rub Through paint modes.
The paint modes are quite special, because they include all of ihe operator- lvpc effects. So you can actually paint on effects such as Negative. Blur, Solarise and Pixelate. F.ven more amazing, the paint layer is completely alterable until it is fixed by the user. This means you can undo everything you have painted, or even change the colour, the strength of the effect or the effect itself.
The most amazing thing about the whole package, though, is the price. It is planned to cost just £54.99. making it a damn sight cheaper than almost everything else.
Look out for the full.
Authoritative review in Amiga Format, coming to a newsagent near you soon.
Rub Through is very useful indeed, especially for images that look like you drew them yourself.
Photogenics Almathera 0181 687 0040 PRICE £54.99 The paint modes themselves are not fined until you press the Fin button.
Some of the loaders, such as Tent. Plasma and Mandel are actually used for generating images.
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Well, quite simply, what they have done is upgrade the hardware to make it possible to grab supremely excellent quality grabs in real-ume. Continuously.
This is not the same as the Interleaved Frame Recording (IFR) method from previous versions of V-Lab, which required you to replay a section of video tape several times. V-Lab Motion grabs at 25 frames per second (fps). It captures and stores 25 pictures every second.
The card itself relies heavily on a dedicated JPEG chip to allow it to compress and decompress the frames at tremendous speed.
This would be quite astounding on its own, but there is more. Not only does it capture all these frames in real-time, it can also play them back at full video animation speed as well. It is the digital equivalent of a video recorder, except better.
Not only can you record and play back sequences, but once they have been recorded you can play about with them - edit, image process, resequence, delete, loop or just about anything.
The softw-are that makes all diis possible is obviously very far removed from the original V-Lab software. MacroSystem have seen Fit to call it Movieshop (perhaps hoping to pre-empt Adobe creating something similar for the Mac) which I suppose sums it up really.
The software controls how the hardware operates. You can specify a section of the screen to be digitised, and you can specify the JPEG quality level of the image when it is saved out. Both of these factors have a profound effect on the amount of data which needs to be stored - if you have a slow hard drive you will not be able to digitise full frames at 100% quality. In fact, you need a really fast drive to do this.
A standard SGSI mechanism running on an A3000 allows 2 3 screen at around 40% quality (which is good enough for most motion work). With the aid of a very fast drive, say a Micropolis mechanism, you should be able to achieve very acceptable results. The mechanisms may cost money, but you can still favourably compare the V-Lab with the PAR or the Macintosh AVID system.
Because of the excellent compression ratio of JPEGs, it is possible to store a lot more data on a JPEG card than you can with the aforementioned Mac system. With a 1Gb drive, you will Ire looking to get over 20 minutes of recorded frames, instead of IMPORTING GRAPHICS It is also possible to import Amiga generated graphics directly into a sequence. This can take some time, because each frame has to be converted into the screen size and JPEG quality settings of your current project, which must remain constant throughout. There is a library which automatically converts the files for you from a
wide range of different file formats, but if you have a copy of ADPro and a batch conversion utility or script, it is faster to do it yourself.
FN tl MPEG VS JPEG There is a compression method called MPEG which is specifically designed for storing digital video with sound. This is the system used by things like the CD32 FMV cartridge. The advantage of MPEG is that each frame contains only the differences from the previous frame, storing a full frame only a couple of times a second. This results in a smaller amount of data for each frame (or reduced bandwidth to the techies). This means MPEG is able to run directly from even something as slow and inadequate as a CD drive.
Poor old JPEG stores each frame individually, meaning no matter how good its compression ratio, it is still looking at trying to read write 10 times as much data per second. Why bother?
Well, for the quality of playback, there is very little discemable difference. If you were to freeze a JPEG playback, you may just have a better still frame - big deal. The real difference is on the editing side.
Because each frame is stored individually in a JPEG system, single frames can be resequenced, or even taken away, modified and put back. Because of the sequential nature of MPEG, this is all but impossible because the sequence would have to be regenerated back to the nearest keyframe, a new keyframe added and a new sequence generated to the next keyframe. It can be done, but only slowly and painfully.
At the end of the day. It does make sense to combine your JPEG replay and soundtrack into an MPEG file when you are done with it.
This still frame is from an MPEG Video CO, designed for use with FMV consoles.
This is a JPEG of the same image at a quality ratio of 30%. You would hardly notice... about five minutes. It can make all the difference, and it means that the hardware is a lot cheaper too.
This is a still frame from a sequence.
Even with a half- decent camera, the picture quality is very good. This frame was grabbed with a JPEG quality of only 25%.
The software itself is still fairly basic, although we are on release 1.2 in the UK. In the usual MacroSystem style, everything has its own window, and all the windows work independently of one another. This is certainly an accessible and easily configurable way to work, but can make the software harder to get into for the first few days.
The main controls are the scene window, and the scene control window.
The scene window contains a list of all the sequences you have shot so far. ('.licking on one of these places it at the command of the scene control window. From there you can view individual frames, cut and paste blocks of frames, or just play through the sequence. Pressing the record button records a new sequence. There are three recording modes: Single Frame, which is very useful for animation; Sequence, which allows you to pre-define a sequence length; or Until Break, which simply records until you click on the Stop button. In essence, it really is as simple as operating a VCR.
The single frame feature is exceptionally useful for animation.
Unfortunately, each frame is stored as a separate sequence. A sequence is however much you record in one go. This can quickly become very confusing, but there is no 'insert recording' or anything as advanced as that. However, each sequence can lie easily combined by using the MakeMastcr option from the menu, which just creates one long sequence containing all the shots.
You can use the cut. Copy and paste commands to edit this sequence, or you can use the timeline to structure all your shots together. The timeline allows effects across two different sequences on playback. You can also chromakey the Continued overleaf ¦* This means that your stunning Lightwave or Imagine animations can be loaded into the system and played back in real-time! One thing you should remember is that you do not need a 24-bit card of any description - you'll get video quality images directly from the back of the card. This system could be quite easily used to produce promotional
videos for your raytracing work or any other form of animation. Remember though that JPEG was designed to deal with natural tones and colours, so keep the quality level high if you are dealing with large areas of flat colour or high contrast.
This is a single frame grabbed from a sequence, shown at full video pixel resolution. Although it is at 25% quality, it is surprisingly good.
Playback with live video, which has some potential uses in multimedia setups.
In practice, it is usually easier to do both. Assemble sequences of reasonable length from a compiled master sequence, then copy it into the timeline.
Because of the nature of the timeline, your little sequences of five or 10 frames arc easily going to be lost unless you do this. Each sequence is named, but there isn't room to display the name unless you zoom in or the sequence is a good 30 seconds long.
The software is a bit limited, but it is early days. I expect future revisions will be more impressive. The only real restriction to V-Lab Motion is the speed of your disk drive. You won't he able to use this hardware as a professional tool without it, and given the price, it is worth the investment to get a better drive too.
V-LAB MOTION SOUND The V-Lab Motion card also supports full stereo sound through the MacroSystem Toccata card. Every time you record a scene, the Toccata simultaneously records a stereo sound dip. The sound dips are associated with the video dips, but you can edit them using the Toccata software.
When replaying, the Movieshop software automatically controls the sound card and gets it to play the associated sound file. This means that you can get perfect lip-sync recording every time, something which is very difficult to achieve using conventional video equipment.
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SPEED • • • • 25fps record and playback. The size and quality of the picture depends on the speed of your hard drive.
MANUAL • •• Informative, but nothing special. This package is best learnt by experimentation unfortunately.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • As simple to use as a VCR. But difficult to set up to work for your equipment.
Make 110 mistake, this is revolutionary hardware, but at the moment it is let down try the software and the hardware restrictions (needing a hugely fast drive).
I would like to think that in the fullness of time this will be an excellent solution, but it can hardly be recommended for professional work at the present time. Given their record of continually updating their hardware and software. I’m sure that it won't be too long before MacroSystem have improved upon this package, and we will be giving it the recognition it deserves in a future issue of .Amiga Format.
FEATURES • • • It works, but the editing features are primitive. This should improve with later versions of the software.
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The tool bars can be customised to include your favourite functions, as can the icon sizes and position of the bar itself.
Seconds are oui for the latest featuring the all new Wordworth 3. ISEwhich has trained hard and gone down a weight or two.
The SE version, (St'stands for Special Edition) is more or less a cut-down version of the full 3.1 package without some of the lesser features, such as tables, footers. EPS support, various text filters and the like.
The benefits of this are twofold. First of all the price. Wordworth 3. ISE is less than half the price of its big brother - a huge saving.
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MANUAL • • • • • An excellent manual, even if it is a little small. Don't forget the on-line help feature.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Some of the icons are a little obscure, but Wordworth is still a dream to use.
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There are two truths of home computing, and in fact all computing. The first is that no matter how fast your system is.
It is never quite fast enough (even John ’Pigsy' Allardyce. With his Raptor Plus would agree with this).
The second thing is. No matter how much storage space you have, it is always just a small percentage short of what you actually need. But it's not easy to increase this storage. Unless you are the lucky winner of the National Lottery, you will find that financial shortcomings rather restrict your options.
The best type of mass storage is a hard drive, but they are expensive, unexpandable and if they become damaged, difficult to repair or replace.
Mass storage, where files are not in constant use, is best done on some removable medium.
There are plenty of systems to choose from: tape drives, DATs. SyQuest cartridges and magneto optical drives. The trouble with most of these devices is that they are not designed with .Amiga owners in mind. They will work, but usuallv with a considerable amount of difficnltv.
But now there is the Mo-Miga - an external magneto optical SCSI device. It takes removable cartridges with a capacitv of 1.2Gb. That is not a mistake. A Gigabyte Mo-Miga drive using a standard filing system (typical performance is in the region of 1.2Mb sec transfer rate). In fact. Fourth Level have added a few filing systems which provide greater access speeds. This turbowrite mode is useful for continuous filing tasks, such as grabbing pictures in real-time.
Normally removable media are too slow to be used as on-line devices, but the Mo-Miga is exceptionally fast. If you're currently using an IDE drive, you won't notice die difference, believe me. The speeds quoted here were obtained using an A4091 SCSI interface, but it is not necessary to have a fast interface like this.
There is also the financial aspect to consider. Although as it stands, for a 1.2Gb drive, the Mo-Miga works out quite expensive, each additional 1.2Gb (in the form of another cartridge) is very cheap.
.After X disks, you will find that it is much cheaper per Mb than even dirt cheap IDE drives, and far more convenient too.
(Gb) is 1.000Mb, so 1.2Gb is about 10 times bigger than the hard drive that comes with the A4000.
The beauty of it is that you can buy as many cartridges as you like. The drive is the expensive bit and you only need one of those, but with half a dozen cartridges, you could probably store every file you have ever created or installed.
Usuallv the penalty of a mass-storagc medium is speed, as anyone w ho has ever used a tape-streainer or SyQuest will tell you. Not in this case. The Mo-Miga is just as fast, if not faster, than the average IDE The drive is physically large, easily big enough to balance a monitor on. But it is robust too. The exact dimensions for the size-conscious of you with no desk space left are: 41x 146x203mm. It can be placed either horizontally or vertically, but not at an angle. 'Zj MO-MIGA Excellent security features, and an extremely useful turbowrite mode for specialist applications.
Fourth Level 0117 955 8225 PRICE ten ( • I SECURITY Amongst other things, the Mo-Miga device can set up strict user access for your disks. This means that you can password protect your information to prevent it falling into the wrong hands. It might not be of much use to the casual user, but it is certainly of use to organisations and companies The access restriction is based on Civil Service routing instructions, which means that files can be set to be accessed only in a strict sequence of users.
The protection system s of corporate grade, so there is really no chance of some hacker being able to crack their way into the disks. The disk also keeps track of who has used it and because each copy of the Mo-Miga drive software is licensed, you'll know exactly who has used your files.
The software to control all of these features is embedded on each disk and wherever you install it on your system, so you are never without the ability to change the set-iq . The features are now controlled by a friendly GUI for ease of use.
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CD software CD-ROM is rapidly becoming one of the big growth areas in the Amiga marketplace.
Jason Holborn, our resident compact disc jockey, surveys the latest batch of releases to grace his CD drive.
“The best way to get your hands on the latest programs In 17 Bit's impressive catalogue of PD software.” 82% LIGHT ROM ¦ £39.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 If you enjoy 3D graphics work then this CD-ROM title from PD Soft will definitely be of interest. Although it's pitched directly at Lightwave users. Light ROM contains files which are also useful for Sculpt 3D and Imagine users. Containing over 650Mb of data. Light ROM features a huge library of 3D objects. Lightwave scene files, surface attributes, bump maps. Vista .DEM files and other associated 3D files.
The range of 3D objects is certainly very impressive. Subjects covered vary from human anatomy and animals (including a great Tyranrtosaur model) to effects (various types of fireworks), vehicles and more spaceships than you can shake a stick at. A wide selection of Imagine objects are included too and. Surprisingly, there's very little crossover so you could use a program such as Pixel 3D (AF65 Coverdisk) to translate between the two formats. In all. Light ROM is worth every penny.
17 BIT PHASE FOUR ¦ £19.95 ¦ 17 BIT SOFTWARE ¦ 01924 366982 j 17 Bit Software have crunched every single new disk that has been added to | , their immense library of Public Domain software during 1994 on to this single CD-ROM which was mastered by Almathera Systems. Like previous 17 j Bit Software collections, none of the programs on the Phase Four disks can jf-, be accessed directly Instead. Phase Four uses a special menu system which decompresses any disk that you select on to a blank floppy. Although this I, can be annoying, it does mean that you can easily distribute the PD I software on
the disk to friends who don't have a CD-ROM drive. [ The software on the disk ranges from full-blown PD games to demos. ,! - ' picture slideshows, music samples and utility collections. If you're a PD fan. T”-1 this disk is highly recommended. L..w “If you're a keen Lightwave user then you'll find the objects on Light ROM a real treasure trove.” 90% .PCX CLIP ART “Despite the lack of colour clip art, DTP fans should find this compilation very useful indeed.” ¦ £19.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 Aimed primarily at PC owners, this CD-ROM contains a huge collection of high-resolution clip art images
for use in desktop publishing applications.
Although the clip art files are stored in .PCX format many Amiga DTP and word publishing packages support the .PCX filetype so there's no reason why you can't use them on your Amiga.
All the images on the disc were scanned in with a hand scanner. Indeed, many of the images have been scanned in line art mode so no attempt has been made to give the impression of greyscales. Although the scan quality is (on the whole) very good, some of the scans are less than perfect. Like all good clip art collections, the range of subjects covered is comprehensive and should suit every requirement.
“Although some of the software is a bit obscure, dig deep and you'll find a few real gems on this disc.” 78% COMPENDIUM DELUXE ¦ £19.95 ¦ 17 BIT SOFTWARE ¦ 01924 366982 Most PD compilations contain the usual mix of games, utilities and other associated files. What sets one disc aside from the others is not how many animations or utilities it has, but how easy it is to access the files. The author of Compendium Deluxe has a rather clever solution to this problem, instead of relying on a fancy front end. Compendium Deluxe uses an AmigaOuide-based hierarchical menu system that allows you to find
the file you want with ease and then decompress it directly on to any device automatically. Compendium Deluxe contains a wide selection of serious utilities (many of which aren't on other similar compilations), games, animations and demos. Although the choice of games is not impressive.
Compendium Deluxe is worth buying for its selection of utilities.
,SD«d I7BI7 present COMP6NDIUM Ids 'jx( oil _ UTILITIES 1-1500 ¦ £19.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 Building up a decent collection of PD needn't cost a bomb - buy this single CD-ROM from PD Soft and you can instantly obtain the first 1,500 disks from PD Soft's impressive range of Public Domain software. It doesn't take a brain the size of a planet to deduce that 1,500 disks worth of data won't fit on to a single CD-ROM (you'd need approximately 1,320Mb of storage space) so PD Soft have crunched their disks using the PD Diskmasher DM5 format.
Although DMS is included on the CD-ROM, PD Soft have neglected to include any icons and so you need to be fairly proficient to access the DMS program.
Even then, the version of DMSWin (which runs DMS from Workbench) is so old that it’s very, very unfriendly. Although the content of this disc cannot be faulted, the presentation leaves a lot to be desired.
FRESHFONTS ¦ £19.95 ¦ 17 BIT SOFTWARE ¦ 01924 366982 Font compilations are nothing new - in last month's CD-ROM round up we reviewed two - but few are as cleanly and as logically put together as this compilation from the PD master himself, Fred Fish. Packed on to this single silver wonder are more than 200 fonts. OK, so some other font collections offer more fonts per pound, but this compilation is somewhat different because a great deal of effort has been put into ensuring that every single font is available in DMF, Intellifont, Adobe and TrueType format (saving you the hassle of having to
convert them yourself).
If quality rather than quantity is more important to you then this is definitely the outline font disk to buy. It may not have every single PD font under the sun but those that are on the disc are generally very high quality.
“Although not the most comprehensive selection, this is one of the most professional fonts packages.” “If you need a source off high-quality scanned images then look no further than this compilation from PD Soft.” 84% “The content is top notch but you need to be fairly Shell literate to access what you want.” “Mot quite in the same league as Light ROM but, despite a few faults, it's still a good disc.” 60% 65% HOTTEST 4 ¦ £19.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 The companion to PD Soft's Utilities 1-1S00 disk is Hottest 4, a compilation of PD software that didn't quite fit into the serious utilities
category catered for by the utilities disc. Like Utilities 1-1500, none of the programs on Hottest 4 can be accessed directly from the Workbench so you'd better have a pretty good knowledge of DMS if you want to get any of them up and running.
Once again, PD Soft have managed to make the disc very unfriendly - the only way you can access the contents of the disc is to either use AmigaDOS or a directory utility.
However the contents are very good. Packed away on the disc you'll find a vast selection of games, demos (including many AGA versions), Workbench
3. 0 and AGA utilities, sampled sounds and loads of music
modules. In all, a good compilation that is only let down by
its awkward front end.
AMIGA RAY TRACER ¦ £19.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 This two-volume set from Germany contains a potpourri of 3D rendering files. Common to both discs are a wide range of 3D objects for Imagine, Lightwave and other popular Amiga rendering packages. The range of objects isn't too impressive when compared to the Light ROM disc, especially when most of the objects can be found on other compilations anyway. The objects are backed up by a wide range of 24-bit backdrop images, rendered images (mostly 3D Studio stuff), 24-bit textures, outline fonts and a wide variety of attributes for Imagine users.
The only major gripe I could level at this collection is that it shows its German origins just a little too much - many of the files are designed for use with Maxon Cinema 4D (an English version of which has yet to be released) and many of the file and directory names are in German. Save your pennies and buy Light ROM instead!
.GIF CLIP ART ¦ £19.95 ¦ PD SOFT ¦ 01702 466933 If the thought of wading through thousands of 256-colour scanned images of scantily clad beach babes, high-performance super cars, exotic locations and interesting peices of fruit excites you then this compilation from PD Soft is worth investigating. Designed for the PC the images can also be viewed on an Amiga providing you have a program capable of interpreting .GIF format images (Personal Paint or ADPro will do the job).
The images on the disc are arranged into specific catagories - animals, people, transport girls and so on. Most are scanned in 256-colours at a PC resolution of 640x480 and are of very high quality. As a source of colourful artwork, this disc is very good value indeed. The lack of Amiga support is somewhat annoying but the .GIF format is so widely used that this shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
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When you consider that a lb-bit PC Soum B osteecompatible card can be picked up for around £100 or less, the rather high price tag of .Amiga 16-bit sound cards is almost laughable.
Aura With the release of Aura, HiSoft hope to succeed where their Clarity 16 sampler failed.
Jason Holborn gets in tune.
While the rest of the computer industry has painlessly progressed to 16-bit sound hardware, the Amiga’s sound capabilities have struggled to break free from the binding limitations of the aged 8-bit Paula sound chip. Paula may have been state-of-the-art back in the mid Eighties but with both Apple Macs and Pcs now offering CD-quality 16-bit sound as a standard feature, she is starting to show her age.
With the promised 16-bit sound capabilities of the AAA chip set now on hold. Amiga hardware vendors have tried their best to bring the machine’s sound capabilities kicking and screaming into the 16-bit age. SunRize were the first company to dip their toes in the 16-bit sound market Microdeal tried their best to remedy the situation with the launch of Clarity 16, an external 16-bit sampling cartridge that connected to any Amiga model via the parallel port. Although the sound quality of Clarity could not be faulted, it failed to sell in large numbers and therefore never achieved the widespread
software support that products of this type demand.
Learning from these early mistakes, HiSoft are back with a vengeance with Aura, a 12-bit sampling cartridge designed for the A600 and A1200. Not only is Aura about £50 cheaper than Clanty, but HiSoft have also ensured that it is supported by at least one major music product prior to its launch, meaning that low-cost CD-quality sound could finally become a reality on the .Amiga. A special 12-bit version of RBF's OctaMED Professional has already been written to take advantage of the Aura's enhanced sound capabilities.
Aura is one of a growing number of hardware products that connects to an A600 or A1200 via the much under-rated PCMCIA credit card slot. Unfortunately, this means that you can't use Aura along with a PCMCIA memory card (or indeed any other peripheral that uses this slot).
A1200 owners are unlikely to find this much of a problem, but if you've got an A600 you're likely to be less than impressed because it effectively means that you’re limited to a maximum of 2Mb of Chip RAM (a sizeable chunk of which is taken up by the Aura sampling software) which limits the maximum siz.e of your samples considerably.
Although the case design leaves a lot to be desired (HiSoft are still using the same one for MicroDeafs AAIASsampler), the Aura hardware is impressive. Running along the rear of the Aura unit are six phono connectors which collectively form the entire range of input and output connectors that Aura requires to function.
The first of these- - the Left and Right Input connectors - are pretty self explanatory. Like all samplers. Aura uses these for the input of a stereo sound signal (from a CD player, microphone or whatever) from which it can sample.
Next up we have a set of two phono connectors labelled Left and Right Output. Because Aura doesn't use the .Amiga's own sound capabilities, these two connectors are used to relay the sound from Aura's own sound generators to a TV, monitor or even an external amplifier.
The two connectors labelled Left and Right Amiga provide Aura with the one feature that every Amiga sound card should have - a mixer diat combines the output from Aura with the Amiga's own sound. What this means is that, when used Continued overleaf o
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both Aura's and the Amiga's sound capabilities simultaneously.
HiSoft get top marks for this feature alone.
Aura isn't, as many people originally believed, a pure 16-bit sampler. Although the Aura sampling software processes samples at 16-bit resolution, the sampling hardware digitises and replays samples at 12-bit resolution. Surprisingly, however, the difference in sound quality isn't that noticeable, especially if you're used to the quality of budget 16-bit samplers such as Clarity 16. That said, don't expect Aura to sound anything like an expensive Altai sampler - these £1,000 plus dream samplers boast some very expensive filters that just aren’t present in cheaper units.
As with any sampler, the first thing you'll want to do is to grab a sample. The maximum sample rate offered by Aura depends very much on the speed of your machine. On my 030-based A1200, Aura was able to sample at a maximum rate of 6I.72KH . Quite why anybody would ever want to sample at such a high rate is beyond me - even professional samplers don’t go above 48KM simply because the human ear can’t hear such high frequencies. Sampling at anything above 48KHz is just a complete waste of memory but at a much more sensible rate direct from CD Aura produces exceptionally good quality samples.
Unlike many samplers, Aura enables you to work on more than one sample at a time. Although you can only edit one sample, up to eight can be held in memory and you can flick backwards and forwards between them simply by selecting the appropriate window.
What's more, these samples don't have to be 12-bit. Aura happily loads and converts between 8, 12 and 16-bit sample resolutions. Which means that you can sample at a higher resolution and then knock the sample down to 8-bit for use in Bundled with Aura is a comprehensive sample editing program that enables you to capture and replay 12-bit samples, clean them up, modify and generally mess around with them. Modelled on just about every other sample editor available for the Amiga, Aura’s version can capture your samples in mono or stereo with the waveform being displayed graphically in the main
window.
AURA HiSoft 01525 718181 The Aura sample editor can’t be faulted but Aura really needs more than just two sound channels.
VALUE • • • i Not cheap when compared to 8-bit samplers but Aura's sound quality is definitely worth the extra money.
“Aura is a very well-designed and great-sounding sampler that should do very well.” PRICE £99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS A600 A1200 only.
SPEED • • • • Sample editing is very rapid indeed.
Aura’s sample editor is one of the quickest on the market.
MANUAL • • • • Like all HiSoft manuals, the Aura manual is well written and very easy to follow.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • 84% If you’ve ever used an Amiga sampler then you'll have no problems getting to grips with Aura.
!_¦. _ U NllLiNI Li1 '1 9 m ¦ mg N-.cM REAL-TIME EFFECTS One of the most fascinating aspects of the Aura sampling software is its impressive range of effects which can be applied either to the current waveform in memory or even to the incoming sound source in real-time.
These effects range from the usual echoes and cross fades to metallic (a phased effect), modulate (oscillates the sound), bounce (stereo bounce) and tube (a metallic echo effect).
OK. So effects are nothing new - HiSoft's own StereoMaster sampler and other rival samplers offer similar ones - but HiSoft have upped the stakes with the introduction of mixed effects. These are expanded effects that are built up by combining two effects - phased reverb, echoed modulation and so on. Although these new mixed effects offer nothing that couldn't be achieved by applying a combination of single effects, the added convenience and scope for experimentation is welcome.
Real-time effects are jolly useful too because you can use Aura as an effects unit for a synthesizer or other musical instrument. Most synthesizers used by professional musicians have banks of effects built in to them to 'fatten' the sound. Using Aura's real-time effects, you can achieve similar results without having to splash out on dedicated and expensive professional effects units.
____________ 11 MamMEgiMi non-Aura aware packages which give better sound quality.
Aura certainly isn't the be all and end all of Amiga sampling technology (SunRize's .4 45 6 still wears that crown) but, for the price, it still represents very- good value for money. Just like all of the other non-standard Amiga samplers on the market, the success of Aura rests on software support. Although HiSoft have persuaded Teijo Kinnunen into producing an Aura version of OctaMED Professional, it won't really take off until packages such as Music-X and Ban CP Pipes Professional can support it. The problem is that other software vendors are less likely to jump on to the Aura bandwagon
until HiSoft manage to shift large quantities.
If you put the issue of software support, or lack of it, to one side, you are left with a capable and well-designed sampler that, while not quite in the same league as the more professional units, certainly leaves standard Amiga 8-bit samplers for dead (yes, even AudioEngineer). The wide range of editing tools and special sampling effects that Aura provides are some of the best available.
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SN13BU. Tel: 0793 490988 Lola L1S00 Jason Holborn lifts the lid on Lola's new L1500, the first genlock to make use of the company's new custom video chip.
The prices of Amiga genlocks may have tumbled faster than the popularity ratings of the Conservative Party but the genlocks themselves have changed very little. Although modern genlocks now have fancy sliders and faders, professional video wipes and all manner of new wizardry, the electronics responsible for encoding and keying the video signals that pass through the genlock are virtually unchanged.
Lola have taken perhaps the first major step forward in genlocking technolog)’ for many years with the launch of their new L1500 genlock, an entry level composite- only genlock based around their new 1452-01 custom chip which - Lola claim - provides the genlock with features previously only to be found in units costing many times the price of the LI 500.
Like all Lola's genlocks, the L1500 won’t win any awards for design, although it's a vast improvement on their previous efforts. The 1.1500 may feel clunkv but it’s robust.
L1500 SUPER CHIP FACTS The heart of the L1500 is Lola’s revolutionary new 1452-01 custom genlocking chip, a super slab of silicon that gives the LI 500 features normally found only in professional broadcast quality genlocks. Here's a taster of its many talents Enhanced Horizontal System: Maintains the composite encoded output from the Amiga even when no live video signal is fed to the genlock.
Digital Delay Compensation: Provides much better quality keying of the Amiga's graphics on to the live video source, giving sharper picture quality.
Non-standard Signal Locking: Allows the L1S00 to lock to nonstandard video signals such as the output from domestic VCRs when in fast forward, rewind or pause modes.
Vertical Offset Correction: Removes the six-line vertical jump typical of all other Amiga genlocks when the video input signal is removed.
Non-Interlaced Locking: Locks to non-interlaced video signals such as the output from other computers and security cameras.
The fascia has two sets of controls - three mode buttons (used to switch between keying modes) and two sliders which provide progressive dissolve and fade control. These two sliders have a smooth action, allowing you to fade your titles in and out without any sticking or jumping. The three mode buttons art- better than the usual push-button-styie controls too because they have a positive (yet not heavy) click to them, plus a built in LED that shows which button is selected.
The 1.1500’s connectors are a joy to behold too. At the rear of the genlock are the usual RGB input and passthru connectors plus two BNC bayonet-style connectors which are used to feed the live- video signal to the genlock and the keyed output signal to your destination video deck. If you'd rather use phono connectors, Lola include two BNC-to- phono adaptors at no extra cost.
The most interesting connector of all.
However, is a little 9-pin D connector which allows you to connect a chromakey to the 1.1500. Lola's new stib-£200 1.1550 Lola Marketing 01858 880182 PRICE £176.25 FEATURES • • • • With selectable key modes and a full range of fade options, the L1500 is very well endowed.
MANUAL • • • • Short but to the point, the L1500's manual is clear and easy to follow.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Thanks to the L1500's logical design, most video fans could probably set it up with their eyes closed.
ChromaKey can connect directly to this port and allows you to create weird and wonderful hlue screen effects along the same lines as Roctec’s successful RocKey chromakey.
Connecting up the LI500 is easy and getting started is even easier. Feeding the genlock a composite signal from a Panasonic Nicam video, the results were very good - dot crawl was minimal and colour bleeding non existent. Better still, the LI500 is the only genlock 1 have ever used that can overlay titles on to a paused video signal (normal genlocks lose sync when the live video signal is paused).
The L1500 isn't the best value genlock around - GVP's S-VHS compatible G-Lock is at the top of the tree - but the I.1500 still represents a genuine breakthrough in budget genlocking technology. Lola claim that an S-VHS version of the 1.1500 will be released soon and so it would make sense to wait for this genlock if you need S-VHS compatibility. If you can get by without it, however, huv the LI500, O Not the cheapest genlock available but - as the old saying goes you get what you pay for (and then some!).
“Lola's new L1SOO is the best low- cost composite genlock available for the Amiga.” 90% JANUARY 1995 GENLOCK COMMODORE - THE REAL STORY In the next issue we will be talcing a long hard look at the rise and fall of Commodore. Where did they begin? Why did they fail? Where are the people who built the Amiga now? What are the real facts behind the liquidation of Commodore International? When they make the film "The Decline and Fall of the Commodore Empire", who will play Med hi Ali? Dan Stets (of the Philadelphia Enquirer) finds out what really happened to the big C and where the people that made
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INKJET REFILL £6 £11 ¦ Abcon Computer Services ¦ 01708 751211 Inkjet cartridges are terribly expensive and so this inkjet refill kit from Abcon Computer Services is a great way of saving your pennies, it's available in two forms - mono (£6), or colour (£l l). The refill kits include everything you need to refill the ink cartridge of just about any make of inkjet printer.
VGA ADAPTOR £15 ¦ Power Computing ¦ 01234 273000 If you own an A1200 or an A4000 then you can use this handy little VGA adaptor from Power Computing to connect any standard 15-pin VGA monitor to your Amiga. Alternatively, it can also be used as a replacement for Commodore's own adaptor bundled with the 1940 or 1942 monitors - should they decide to give up the ghost.
SCANNER & MOUSE PAD £9.95 ¦ Golden Image Ltd ¦ 0181-900 9291 This combined scanner pad and mouse mat is the ideal present for scanner-owning Amiga users. It provides a quick and easy method of scanning images without hating to worry about keeping the scanner in a straight line. It also helps to anchor the page that you're scanning as well as providing a smooth surface for both your scanner and mouse.
MOUSE AND MAT £12.95 ¦ AF Mail Order ¦ 01225 822511 The Amiga’s own mouse is a fairly sturdy fellow but he's not going to last forever.
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[ CP ROMS A selection of the best articles, reviews and other bits from the world's premier serious Amiga magazine... Welcome to the best of Amiga Shopper 1994! In this special 16 page edition, we have picked out some of the best stuff from the last 12 issues of Amiga Shopper, the world's best serious Amiga magazine.
Over the next few pages you can see what you've been missing if you haven't picked up a copy of Amiga Shopper recently. We cover all aspects of Amiga use from DTP to video via programming and 3D graphics. However, there is one thing that you won't find in Amiga Shopper - games. We do not (and will not) cover games, except in the sense of how to write your own. So if you want tips on how to do the fatalities in Mortal Kombat II, we suggest you look elsewhere.
CONTENTS Anyway, have a look at the sort of thing that you will find in the magazine, and don't forget where to come if you want to get serious with your Amiga.
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COMING SOON... 133 Find out what delights we have lined up for you in the next few issues of the world's best serious Amiga magazine - Amiga Shopper.
VIDEO TUTORIAL 134 Amiga Shopper regular Gary Whiteley explains how to do graphs with nothing more than a copy of Dpaint and a bit of thought... REVIEWS 136 Amiga Shopper always brings you the best reviews of the latest equipment.
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ANSWERS 138 Every month we answer your questions on any aspect of Amiga use. Here are a few examples from our acclaimed Amiga Answers section.
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GRAPHOLOGY You too can make your presentations look great - Gary Whiteley shows you how to animate graphs for that professional look.
First rule is KISS - Keep It Simple. Stupid. Why?
Because getting the viewer to quickly understand what is being shown to them can prove difficult if too much information is crammed on to one screen. The idea of a presentation is to provide easily absorbed, at-a-glance details which can later be backed up by an information pack, brochure etc and there's no need to go over the top when designing the actual screens which will be shown.
Keep the colours clear and simple. Use backdrops which enhance the presentation, not swamp it.
This month I’m going to take a look at animating graphs for presentations. You might think that this is a bit too specialised for you and that you'll never need to make any presentations which include graphs, but read on anyway because some of the techniques involved can be applied to other types of animation. I’m going to use two main tools - a paint program and a presentation program, in this case Deluxe Paint IV and Scala MM300, though other paint programs (for instance Brilliance) and other multimedia software (eg MediaPoint or Adorage) could be used instead, though with a few slight
modifications to the method.
POINTS TO CONSIDER As with most computerised presentation work the If you can't see the wood for the trees, the purpose of the presentation will be lost. Use fonts which are both easy to read and which reflect the style of the presentation you are making. Don't use cyberpunk fonts when dealing with a blue chip company (unless they approve and the fonts fit the context). Use fonts which will be easily readable from the desired viewing distance - which generally means using point sizes of 18 or more on a hi-res interlace screen. Bigger fonts are better in most cases, though it will depend on
what colour the text is and how it works against the background.
Do use a background if you can, because a plain screen just doesn't have the pizazz offered by a nice-looking Scala background, for example.
A carefully chosen background should set off the foreground material - in this case our graphs - so it should be interesting, yet not overbearing. Dark hues will probably work best because they allow us to produce the graph (which is the main information pertinent to the presentation) in lighter hues which will be easily and quickly digestible.
DESIGNING THE GRAPH The first thing you need to do is to sit down and analyse exactly what it is that your graph animation has to achieve. It is likely that it will be part of a larger multimedia presentation and, if this is the case, it should be designed with the overall style of the presentation in mind.
Unification and 'corporate identity’ is important.
Stick to a few particular fonts and graphical styles to ensure that each part of the presentation has at least some visual linkage to its preceding and following segments. Don't chop and change the way that each screen is presented and laid out too radically, unless you are moving into a completely new chunk of the presentation, or you may well confuse your audience instead of informing them. Look at the type of data that you are going to present and decide what kind of graph to use. Will a bar chart, pie chart, scatter chart or line graph work best? How much data will fit on to one screen
(but remember not to overcrowd it).
Ensure that each graph is annotated with a title and name, and that the axes or segments of the graph are clearly labelled, otherwise the viewer won't be able to grasp what the graph's content is all about. If you can't fit all the data easily on to one screen, consider using several screens one after another, and work out just how you will get from one screen to the next with the least amount of disturbance - through some kind of transition perhaps. This is where our presentation program comes in handy, because it can be used to make the transitions between sections much more straightforward.
If you're just using a paint program the likelihood is that you'll just combine the animations one after another with maybe a momentary cut to a background in between.
With a presentation program like Scala MM there is much more scope for being creative and hence providing more variety for the viewer to keep their interest up. Perhaps the best way to visualise how the data will be presented is to do some rough sketches before you start committing the artwork to your Amiga. Imagine how the data will look on screen. What scales will you use for the axes (if any), and what kind of graphic presentation will be most easily understood by the viewer?
GETTING TO WORK I'm going to make two kinds of graph - a line graph with several sets of data and a bar graph with just one set. If you watch the main news programmes on TV, you'll often see these kinds of graph (or variations of them) when elections are held, or there have been some new unemployment or economic figures released. I say variations (such as bar graphs built of coins) because TV stations use some very sophisticated software and equipment to get their presentations on to screen.
However, one night, as I was watching News At Ten, I realised that I too could do at least some of these effects quite easily on my Amiga, even if I couldn't exactly match the high-quality graphics that British TV generally seems to excel at. Accordingly, I knocked up some quick screens in Dpaint, loaded them into Scala MM300 and set up a couple of transitions. Voila! - a line graph sequence which draws itself on to screen and is far more interesting to look at than one which just sits there doing nothing.
So how do we go about making such things?
First decide on the background you are going to use. You could produce this yourself or use an existing one. Just ensure that it is fairly unobtrusive (whilst still being interesting), uses dark hues and, if you have a non-AGA Amiga, is composed of no more than eight colours - you'll need the rest for the graph and text.
It should also be hires interlace format and. If possible, in overscan. Load the image into your paint program so that you have the correct palette to work with and then flip to the spare screen so that you can get to work. If necessary clear the spare screen to palette colour 0. A note of caution to Scala HVT users: HVT can only use eight colours, so it will probably be better to sacrifice the background altogether as otherwise you almost certainly won't have enough colours to produce the graph, text and a background. But feel free to experiment anyway. Why use hires interlace overscan?
Because it looks crisper and it will fill the screen, whether it is output to video or displayed directly to a monitor. If you use a non- AGA Amiga, don’t worry that you can only use 16 colours maximum, because that’s usually plenty for most jobs like this. We're going to make a line graph which shows the percentage of two products’ market share over a period of weeks.
Start by drawing the axes. Y (the vertical axis) will represent the percentage, whilst X will chart the week by week progress. I know from examining my raw data that the maximum Y figure will be 60 per cent, whilst the minimum will be 0 per cent, so (bearing in mind that we want to title and name the graph and have room to label the axes) set up a 10x10 grid to make it easier to accurately draw straight lines and align the labels correctly.
A slight repositioning of the whole graph framework might be necessary to get the right visual balance, so pick everything up as a brush and place it where it looks best, remembering to leave enough room for the title and name, as well as any company or other logo which might be required. Then add the title and name text. Stand back from the computer screen and make sure that all the text is easily readable.
If you're going to export the graph into a presentation program (Sca a MM, for instance) you might find it easier to save the blank graph and then load it up in that program and add all the text there, because it will be easier to do fancy things like shadows, underlines and so on. When you've finished laying out the basic framework save the whole image as an IFF file and load it back to Dpaint (if you've been adding the text elsewhere).
Now we re ready to start drawing in the actual data. Because I have two sets of data to represent on the graph I'm going to use two separate screens - one for the first set of data and the next showing both sets. Make sure the grid is active in Dpaint and select the line tool and a large square brush. Draw the first set of data (make some up if you don't have any handy!) On to the annotated graph in a distinctive colour, making sure that it corresponds with the intersections of the two axes properly.
Then, add a short description to denote what the line represents and save the new screen with a new name. Next add the second set of data (in another colour), add a new description for it and once again save the image with a new name. We now have our two basic graphs, both without backgrounds.
What we do next depends on the method we will use to animate the graphs. The simplest method is to use a left-right wipe in a presentation program like Sca a to progressively wipe between our three screens - the 'blank' graph, then the first set of data, followed by the second. If this is your preferred method then we must first return to Dpaint and add our chosen background to each of the graph screens by loading it into the spare page, swapping back to the graph image and choosing the merge in back' command, saving each new page under its original name as it is created. If not, we’ll come to
animating the graphs with our paint program a little later.
Next run Sca a MM and load the graph screens in sequence. Set up the left-right wipe transition (called Wipe East) for each image and run the script, using the mouse to advance the presentation to the next screen as required. You should see each set of data appear as if it is being drawn across the screen, and there you have it! Experiment with other transitions if you like to see what other effects can work successfully with your graphs. If you don't have Sca a MM then life is rather more difficult.
The simplest (and least elegant solution) is to simply make a Dpaint animation which flips from one graph screen to the next and activate it manually. But this combination won't look too flash. A more elegant, but much more drawn out and memory-hogging method, would be to make each line of the graph draw itself on to screen in sections, using a technique called Scratchback.
Scratchback involves modifying a single completed image to make a series of frames, each with progressively less of the image shown in each frame. The easiest way to do this is to determine how many frames of animation it will take to do the graph sequence, based on the number of data points that your graph consists of - plus an extra frame for the initial blank graph.
To do the scratchback load the final frame of the sequence (the one where the graph is complete), set the number of animation frames required and then go to the last but one frame. Remove the last portion of the graph line (the section which is furthest to the right), then go back another frame, remove the last two portions and so on, until you reach the first screen, which should have no graph line on it at all when you’ve finished. If you have more than one data line to draw you’ll have to add this sequence after the first section is complete and repeat the procedure described above to
animate it. That's it! Without a presentation program it's obviously much harder to make an animated graph, but it is possible.
Now it’s your turn. Try animating a bar graph (here's a tip if you use Scala MM300 - draw the bars using the rectangle tool and then use individual bottom to top wipes to make each one appear to grow). Work out different ways of getting the result you require within the limits of your particular Amiga hardware and software, though bear in mind that some things may well not be possible if you don't have the right setup.
Watch for graphs on TV and try to emulate them with your Amiga. As I said at the start, graphs may not be your thing, but the experience you gain from animating them will come in useful for other projects you may be called upon to do. CD MM WHAT CD32 Expansion unit - £199.99 WHO Paravision WHERE Indi Direct « 0543 419999) INTERFACING The SX-1 adds the following ports to the CD32: Serial - a 9 pin male socket (A 25 pin socket is fitted to the A1200).
Parallel - a 25 pin female socket.
RGB Video - a standard Amiga 23 pin male socket.
Floppy Drive - standard Amiga 23 way female Socket. Can be used with any standard Amiga drive (although power supply limitations mean that you shouldn't plug more than two drives).
IDE - two hard drives (one internal 2.5 inch model and one external) can be fitted to the SX-1 as required.
Keyboard - an IBM AT 101 key style keyboard can be fitted via the SX-1 Audio Input - combines another audio source with the CD Audio output.
There's no doubt the CD32 is a success, but a lot of people want more. Once you’ve played a few games, you want to get further Into the fascinating world of computing.
Only it's a bit difficult to get very far with only a CD32 controller to point the way ahead... The SX-1 unit is designed to turn a CD32 into a "near A1200" (according to the PR handouts that accompanied it). This means adding a floppy and hard drive interface, a keyboard and the various other ports on the back of an A1200. For a full list of the ports the SX-1 offers, see the box headed "Interfacing".
Hardware-wise, the SX-1 is not particularly inspiring, but it does fit in well with the CD32. The off grey box is colour matched to the CD32 and extends about seven and a half inches behind the CD32. It plugs into the expansion slot, and has an MPEG through port, allowing you to fit an FMV module. A nice bit of design allows you to still have the FMV unit inside the CD32, keeping everything looking nice and tidy. On the other three sides of the SX-1 are the interface ports, Using all of them gives rather a rat's nest of leads, and I also noticed that the RGB socket (on the left hand side of
the unit) was a bit of a problem when the monitor required a sliver adaptor, as it got in the way of the CD32 power socket. Apart from that. I really can’t fault the external look of the unit. A switch to disable the expansion ports (except for the RGB, keyboard and memory) is fitted to the back of the box.
Inside the box, the SX-1 is composed of a single PCB. In the middle of this is a single SIMM socket, which can give up to 8Mb of extra Fast RAM. However, you should note that fitting an FMV unit will cut this down to 4Mb due to the fact that the FMV card grabs a chunk of memory space for its own use. A 2.5 inch IDE hard drive can also be attached to the bottom of this card. A set of six jumpers allow you to set the amount of memory fitted and to test the memory. Two of the jumpers allow you to slow down the boot-up process, which is extremely useful if you have a hard disk which does not spin
up quickly. A real time clock (with lithium battery) is also fitted.
Although a keyboard can already be fitted to the CD32, Paravision have decided to add the option to use an AT 101 key style keyboard as well. This is an extremely good idea, as this style of keyboard is very cheap (typically around £40-
50) . The only problem comes with the Amiga keys, as these
obviously aren't present on a PC keyboard. These are re
mapped on to the Fll and F12 keys, which are not present on a
normal Amiga keyboard.
All of the expansion ports use the standard Amiga devices, so any program should be able to access the serial and parallel ports. I tested the serial port by downloading a file from a BBS using a V Fast Class modem, and the serial port had no problems handling a data speed of 28,800 bits per second.
The parallel port was tested using the Liana networking system, and once again I did not come across any problems. The keyboard emulator is also completely hardware based, so it should work with any program, no matter how much it bashes the metal.
So what would it cost you to turn your CD32 into an A1200? The SX-1 itself costs £199, and a floppy disk drive will cost you around £40, and a keyboard will cost you around £50. Assuming that your CD32 cost you the usual sum (around £250), this gives a total of around £650. Contrast this with the typical cost of an A1200 (£330 for a desktop dynamite pack), and you can see that there is a pretty significant difference. To be perfectly fair, the SX-1 setup will be able to display FMV (which the Amiga 1200 with CD-ROM drive won't), but there are relatively few other benefits over an A1200.
This unit will certainly appeal to those who have a CD32 and don’t want another machine cluttering up their table, but it's a pity that adding functions such as disk drive and keyboard are so expensive. Although it's not cheap, it certainly fits in flawlessly with the CD32 and makes it (more or less) into an A1200.
There is also a certain feel good factor about being able to watch Video CD movies on your monitor, and this may also prove important for home movie makers, as the signal can be genlocked. The only omission is a PCMCIA slot, and that isn't much of a loss. I dare say that this piece of kit will find its way into many a CD32 owners' hearts, but I really can't see an A1200 owner defecting because of it. CD CHECKOUT Paravision SX-1 Design 85% It's a pity the sockets could not have been a bit better arranged, but it fits in with the CD32 very well.
Expandability 90% Allows you to add peripherals, such as a modem, to a CD32 while still watching Video Cds.
Value 80% It's certainly more expensive than buying an A1200, but it's not bad value considering what is built in.
Overall Rating 85% It's not a cheap solution, but It does turn your CD32 into an A1200. What more could you want In life?
With non-linear systems Increasingly looking like the future of video editing I visited White Knight Technology to get a demo of AMI’S Digital Broadcaster 32, the first non-linear editing system for the Amiga to actually hit the street.
Here's an account of what I saw. This isn't a review, because, firstly, it hasn’t been possible to get my hands on the full kit for a long enough period to give It a good testing and, secondly, because there are still slight adjustments being made to the software, although the unit Is now ready to rock 'n' roll.
Digital Broadcaster 32 is a Zorro III card which works in either an accelerated A4000-030 or A4000-040. It features real-time onboard hardware to compress and decompress video streams to and from hard disk to give instant random access to any stored frames, or playback video clips instantaneously in any quality up to full-spec broadcast. You might be thinking that the DBC 32 is just a variation of DPS's excellent PAR system, and you'd be right - up to a point. However, what makes the DSC 32 different is that its main function is as a non-linear video editor, which means that any of the clips
which have been grabbed from video to the DSC 32's dedicated hard drive can be arranged for instant playback in any chosen order, and trimmed to fit, just like 'real' video editing, only with fingertip control and no waiting for tapes to spin up and play back.
Video input and output is via an external breakout box which has connections for composite. S-Video and component (Betacaml NON-LINEAR EDITING - WHAT IS IT?
Nonlinear future Gary Whiteley gets a sneak preview of the first Amiga non-linear video editing system.
Video inputs and outputs, as well as connections for the two standard time codes (LTC and VITC) and Csync output. DSC 32 offers a wide range of image quality, depending on the compression ratios chosen when the video clips are digitised.
By using time code to make an Edit Decision List (CMX formatl the program can be rough-cut on the DSC 32 and then on-lined' in a conventional edit suite to achieve full video quality. This type of low-quality editing is useful when the programme will be a long one and it would be cheaper to online the finished product (typically, only 12 minutes of broadcast-quality video can be stored on a
2. 1Gb hard drive).
For shorter programmes, such as adverts and pop promos, there's no need to take this route because it should be possible to fit the required clips on to the hard disk, edit the programme with the DBC 32 and output the finished product direct to tape for delivery - even at full broadcast quality.
For the technically-minded, the DBC 32 fulfils CCIR 601 and 4:2:2 digital video standards and outputs 720 x 576 pixel overscan images in PAL. It also works in NTSC.
FLEX YOUR MEDIA MediaFlex Producer, the software which drives the DBC 32 and controls all the functions of the DBC 32 - from digitising and compression ratios to editing and playback. It appears to be fairly simple to use, with clips being dragged, or cut and pasted, into position. Although there is no onscreen representation of the clips as there is with some other non-linear systems (licensing this idea from the copyright holders would be too expensive for AMI) each clip can easily be displayed on a video monitor as it is called up. And clips can be tagged with descriptions to keep track
of them more easily. Trimming clips for accurate editing is easy, while the stored clip remains unaffected in any way. Only the playback reflects the changes made to the edit.
With some extra work and software A B roll editing with transitions is possible, though from what I gathered during the demo this is rather time consuming at the moment as all the transition frames have to be processed before the transition can take place. Upcoming versions of the DBC 32 promise to speed up this process considerably.
WHAT ABOUT SOUND?
DBC 32 can link up with an optional hard drive and Sunrize Studio 16 card, or a dedicated new 32-bit Zorro III card, to provide simultaneous CD-quality audio digitising and playback along with video.
Sound clips can also be edited just like video clips. As well as being a non-linear editor the DBC 32 can also be used for recording single frame animations and time lapse recording.
During the demo I must say that I was very impressed with the quality and performance of the DBC 32, though there are still some areas of the software which could do with improvement. For instance, there is no drive defragmentation routine available to reorder the data on the storage drive, so when the drive starts to fill up fragmented files slow down the transfer rates, which could be a problem at broadcast quality.
Another thing - DBC 32 only works in fields.
This is fine for absolute quality, but not always necessary and at the moment there’s no option for switching between fields and frames. No doubt these problems will be ironed out and the Digital Broadcaster 32 will go on to achieve the success it deserves. Even at around £8.500 (ex-VAT) for a complete audio visual system, the DBC 32 compares very favourably with other (non-Amiga) non-linear edit systems. CD In traditional video editing segments of video are copied from the source tapes to the edit tape. The trouble Is, tapes are linear, so If you want to access a sequence that's 45 minutes
into the roll, then you have to wind the tape on until you get there.
With non-linear editing you still have to wind the tapes, but only until you've transferred the required clips to digital computer storage. Once on digital disk, the compressed data can be randomly accessed and a nonlinear editing system can be developed. The data can be organised and edited directly on the computer screen, with instant playback of any part of the show.
Once edited, the programme can be output directly to videotape for distribution or an Edit Decision List (EDL) can be generated from any time code supplied with the digitised clips and the original tapes then taken into a conventional edit suite for mastering, effects etc. Nonlinear editing saves time previewing edits and reduces wear and tear on precious master tapes. Because it is digital, the quality out is as good as the quality in - even at broadcast quality compression ratios.
WHAT Digital Broadcaster 32 - £3989 WHO Applied Magic Inc. WHERE Exclusive UK Distributors: White Knight Technology » 0992 714539.
Also required: Fastlane Z3 SCSI- 11 controller (£299) and Seagate Barracuda hard drive (2.1Gb - £1439, 4.2Gb - £2269).
NO Every month, we take your Amiga problems and solve them. In every Issue we set our team of experts a simple task: to take the problems that our readers have and find a solution.
PROBLEM!
Sounds simple? Well, the problems we solve in Amiga Answers range from the simple to the highly complex. We've taken a selection of the best from last year for this special issue. If you have a problem that needs solving, you'll find the question form in every issue of Amiga Shopper.
Our team certainly know what they are talking about. Between them they have amassed many years of Amiga use: Mark Smlddy knows all there is to know about AmigaDOS and floppy drives. Jeff Walker is our desktop publishing, fonts and printer correspondent.
Gary Whlteley is a trusted expert on video applications and graphics.
If you have a query about comms, we'll set our guru Dave Winder on the case. Toby Simpson is our code clinician. If you’ve got problems with anything from C to assembler, try taxing his little grey cells. Finally, we've got a man you can rely on when it comes to operating systems programming - Paul Overaa.
Have you got a problem? You know where to come... AT TRICK When I use the Shift key with the 2 key to get double-quotes, I get an @ character shown on the screen. Is this Just my A1200?
Can I fix It as I can’t use many of the commands in GFA-BASIC?
Alexis Vallance Chatburn. Lancs You have American selected as the Keyboard Type in the Input preferences editor. You need to select the British keyboard type. Jeff TWO INTO ONE Am I unique amongst Amiga users In that I want to connect two display devices to one Amiga?
I have an Amiga 1200 which I use for WP, DTP and the odd game and I have it hooked up to a Philips 8833 Mkll monitor.
Alongside the A1200 I have a 21" TV which has an RGB Input via a SCART connection. I found It easy to obtain the relevant leads for each monitor, but my troubles began when I wanted to connect the two together so that I could switch from one to the other without having to unplug and swap leads. Because of eyesight problems I prefer to use the RGB on the 21" TV as the larger size makes It easier for me to cope, but there are times when I want the TV on whilst I am using my computer, so then I need to use the Philips monitor.
The biggest problem Is that the RGB connections are at the back of the A1200 and because of the way I have my system set up it is not very accessible - plus continual plugging and unplugging Is not recommended. The simple answer seemed to be an adaptor box with a 23- pin input and two 23-pin sockets for the outputs, preferably switched.
Despite trying a number of dealers I have been met with blank stares because not only are they unable to supply such an adaptor but it seems that I'm the only person who has ever asked for such a device.
Surely there must be others who want to connect two monitors to their computer and if anyone Is already doing It, I would be glad to hear their tips on how to do It. Equally, I would be glad of any advice you can offer, or if you could point me In the direction of a suitable manufacturer. I should also add that I haven't even been able to find a dealer who can sell me 23-pin connectors.
Brian McMahon Corby, Northants No. You're probably not unique Brian, though I'd hazard a guess that you might just be something of a rarity.
Let's look at a few possible solutions, since I'm pretty sure that the kind of switching device you’re looking for probably isn't (and never has been) available anywhere in the known universe.
Perhaps the simplest solution is to build yourself a 23-pin to 23-pin extension cable (or get someone else to do it if either your eyes or your soldering aren't up to it). This way you could at least access the RGB signal easier, even if it isn't switchable. And because the Amiga end remains firmly in place, you won't need to worry about straining the RGB socket. But don't forget to switch off your Amiga before changing the cables over.
And before you remind me that you can’t find 23-pin plugs and sockets, try calling Videk (« 081 204 6690) and ask them if they've got any because they had when I called them in late April and. As far as I am aware, they've supplied them for at least the last five years.
A second possible solution would be to get hold of a switched SCART splitter box and connect your Amiga to this, then plug in a pair of suitable leads (SCART to SCART for your TV and SCART to 9 pin D-connector for the 8833) to feed the monitors and switch as necessary. Try flicking through a few camcorder or video magazines to find a supplier for such a SCART switcher or call Trllogic on ® 0274 691115 and they'll sell you one for around £17 including P&P. If you need special leads making up to go from SCART to the 8833, then ask Trilogic about this - they make leads up too. Gary BJ OR DJ?
I am using PageSetter3 with my A1200 and Star LC-20 printer. I want to upgrade my printer and am thinking of buying either the Canon BJ-lOsx or the Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 310, which has a colour option. Which of these would you recommend, or any other for around £200. Colour would be nice, and I'd use It Just for structured clip art - i don't expect photorealistic quality.
M R Sutton Swansea Sounds like you've already made your mind up to me. If you want colour then the DeskJet 310 is certainly the best value option around at the moment, although you will have to invest in Studio Printer Software (£50) to get a proper dnver and support for the features of that printer that Workbench does not support. You should keep in mind that colour printing is a more expensive pastime than mono printing - ink costs are more, media costs are more (the wet ink does not print well on to ordinary bond paper), and colour pages take three times longer (or more) to print than mono
ones.
The Canon BJ-10 has proved to be a very popular mono printer indeed, and it has stood the test of time. Also in its favour is the fact that you can get a disk of Amiga drivers and support programs free from Canon. Rather then dive straight for the BJ lOsx, investigate the BJ-200, which features much faster and much better printing technology than the BJ-lOsx, and is selling for under £300. Jeff GOING INTO BUSINESS I am going to use my A4000 030 (2+8Mb, 80HD) as the basis for a business venture and would much appreciate your help. The Amiga will need to be connected to three chained SCSI
devices: a flatbed scanner; a large external hard disk: and a removable storage disk of some kind, probably an optical disk or SyQuest. Can I simply connect the above devices and set their SCSI Ids. Or do I have to remove some resistors?
I want to treat the removable media as a PC format device. Commodore gives an example In the Workbench 3 manual of altering the mountlist for CrossDos to do this for a SyQuest. If the manufacturer does not provide Amiga drivers, could I easily design a new mountlist entry for another SCSI device like a 1.3Gb optical disk?
Are there any good books on this subject?
What Amiga software drives SCSI scanners?
I'm Interested in the Epson GT-6500, and especially the HP ScanJet Ilex. What software is best for cleaning up large, 16-greys scans?
Lastly, does ProPage 4.1 give reasonable WYSIWYG of large scanned Images (A4, 300 dpi, 16-greys) on a 640 by 512 16 colour screen so that I can get a good representation of what my final output will look like? I don't want to resort to graphics boards or slow 256-colour AGA. Is ProPage capable of dealing with black and white A4 documents that contain well over 250Mb of scanned graphics data?
I know you are probably thinking at this point “Please go to your local Apple dealer straight away and get him to slap you around the head with a couple of PowerPCs", but there Is method to this apparent madness.
Paul Held London SW18 I'm not thinking that at all, although the DTP task you describe may need more memory than you currently have. We'll get to that in a bit, first SCSI.
You don't have an SCSI interface with the A4000, so your first stop is to buy one. There are various options, and the absolute best advice I can give you is to approach a single Amiga dealer to supply you with the SCSI card, the large external hard disk, and the removable storage device.
A reputable dealer will ask plenty of questions to ensure that he is supplying you with exactly what you need, and he will be able to help you with any installation problems you may have, including writing mountlists if necessary. When you buy from a reputable Amiga dealer you don't need good books on the subject.
Before spending your money, ask the dealer if he is prepared and able to provide you with this sort of after sales service - if he isn’t, then shop elsewhere. Brian Fowler Computers ® 0392 499755 would be a good place to start.
One fact I should prepare you for is that to format a hard disk or removable disk as PC format you will require version 5 of CrossDos. The version which comes with the Amiga is an earlier version of CrossDos which can format floppies as PC disks, but that’s all. However, if the removable media is already PC formatted (at work, by a friend...), the version of CrossDos which comes with the Amiga is fine for reading and writing to that media.
On to the second of your questions. The Epson GT scanners are the best supported flatbed scanners on the Amiga. Alas, there is no Amiga software which drives an Epson GT scanner via a SCSI interface, so you'll have to plug it into your parallel port. While this isn't quite as fast as driving it via SCSI, it works well.
However, if you want a printer plugged in as well you'll have to get a switch box or multiport card that is fully wired for bidirectional parallel data transfer. The best one-stop Amiga software for scanning and retouching scans is ImageFX. Many users prefer the ASDG scanning software that goes with ADPro, but ADPro is useless for retouching.
Now then, this is where we get to the possible memory problem I mentioned. For greater processing accuracy, image processing and flatbed scanning software will hold greyscale data internally in 8-bit format, even though you may be displaying it in 16 greys.
A 300 dpi A4 scan will be around 2500 by 3500 pixels; at 8 bits per pixel this calculates to 70 million bits of memory required to store the image data, which is approximately 8.5Mb. As you have just 8Mb of expansion memory, there is no way you are going to be able to scan (or load) such a large image unless you use virtual memory. ImageFX has built-in virtual memory support - it's data caching really, which doesn't require an MMU so will work on the A4000 030 - but you'll find that while you may be able to accept the decreased scanning speed, it will be frustratingly slow to work with when
retouching.
Your only realistic options are to buy more memory (another 8Mb to be comfortable) or to scan at a SERIOUS DTP FOR WOULD-BE PROFESSIONALS As I Intend to get seriously Involved with Amiga-based professional desktop publishing, I'm In desperate need of some suggestions and advice.
1. ) What is the minimum configuration, hardware-wise, for a
professional Amiga-based DTP setup?
2. ) Is the Amiga capable of being connected directly to a
typesetter or Imagesetter? Are these PostScript-compatible
devices?
3. ) What are the processes Involved concerning 4-colour
separations? Can it be done on the Amiga, outputting to a mono
PostScript laser printer, or should I definitely always use an
output bureau?
4. ) How am I going to transfer files to an output bureau?
SyQuest removable hard drive? Floptical?
Magneto-optical?
5. ) Can you propose a complete and viable professional solution
for Amiga-based desktop publishing?
Steve Slopoulos Athens, Greece OK, Steve, I will answer all your questions, but before I start, let's get one thing straight - if you imagine that setting up a professional desktop publishing system based around an Amiga is going to be cheap, then get your head out of the clouds, because it isn't.
It certainly can be done more cheaply than on other platforms, and to almost the same high standard (the Amiga lacks one or two bits of specialised software, most notably an Amiga equivalent of Adobe Photoshop or MicroGrafx's deeply wonderful Picture Publisher), but it is still going to cost a few thousand pounds.
1) The smallest Amiga you require is an A4000 030, but an 040
would be much, much better because it is much, much faster.
You will be best off with at least 1Gb (one gigabyte) of hard disk storage space because typical desktop publishing files - 24-bit graphics, PostScript fonts, clip art, documents, templates and so on - consume a lot of disk space. Fitting a large drive like this will require purchasing a SCSI controller card (which you'll need for other things anyway; for fitting a CD-ROM drive for example), and if you want the drive to run quickly, as quickly as it will have been designed to run, then you will require a proper SCSI- 2 controller as opposed to a cheap SCSI-2 compatible controller, which will
be a SCSI-1 controller that understands SCSI-2 commands, but cannot execute them at the same speed.
You can cut down your storage space requirements (get away with a smaller hard drive) by regulariy backing-up to floppy or tape streamer, but this is time consuming and, in the professional world, time is money. Only you will really know which will be the best trade-off.
You require at least 18Mb (eighteen megabytes) of memory because typical desktop publishing tasks require acres of the stuff. The more memory, the better. I have 26Mb and still run out of memory at times, forcing me to use the GigaMem virtual memory program, which gives me more memory, but slows processes down. And not everything will work with virtual memory.
You will almost certainly require a flatbed colour scanner, and you will definitely require a PostScript mono laser printer on which to proof your work - mistakes will prove very costly if they are discovered by the output bureau.
Lastly, you will definitely require a decent multiscan monitor - 17in or larger would be best. Trying to desktop publish professionally on a TV set or cheap monitor is like trying to draw with a fine pencil on a brick wall - you can do it if you really stick at it, but it is going to take you time to become an expert at it, and everyone who passes will laugh at the sad plonker who doesn't understand that fine pencil strokes show up best on fine art paper. As most decent multiscan monitors do not sync down to the Amiga's 15.6 Khz refresh rate, the most professional option may be to buy a normal
multiscan monitor and fit it to a graphics card like Retina or Picasso II, which will also of course enable you to work with true colour 24-bit graphics on the screen. (That's the route I took.)
2) Yes. You can connect an Amiga to an imagesetter if you really
need to, but it will be much more convenient for both you and
the output bureau if you simply give them your PostScript
files, which the bureau will then download straight to the
PostScript compatible imagesetter or other device.
3) The 4-colour printing process is an extremely complex subject.
There are such a vast number of variables involved that it is much, much easier for the inexperienced desktop publisher to get it wrong, than it is to get it right.
Consequently you would be better off taking advice from your output bureau regarding screen angles and densities, undercolour removal, page sizes and much more.
There is absolutely no replacement for experience in this area, and you can learn a lot by experimenting with output to your PostScript laser printer.
At a pinch you could get away with producing your own separations on film on a 600 dpi laser printer, but the results are not going to be comparable to those you see in the books, magazines and leaflets all around you. For full colour, you really need the higher resolutions that imagesetters offer.
Both of the Amiga desktop publishing programs (PageStream and ProPage) are able to produce 3- colour (CMY) and 4-colour (CMYK) separations, as well as mechanical or spot colours.
4) How you transport the files to the bureau will depend on what
format that bureau is willing to accept them in. Most bureaus
will accept SyQuest cartridges, but some will accept only Mac-
formatted SyQuest cartridges, which means fitting a Mac
emulator to your Amiga.
Alternatively, many bureaus will accept data down the phone line, which is a much more convenient way to do it - and, with a fast modem, it is nowhere near as expensive as it might at first appear to be. If the files are not large, you could transport them on MS-DOS format floppy disks, of course.
5) Certainly. My consultancy charge Is £100 per hour, plus
expenses. (What’s the weather like in Athens at the moment?)
Jeff _ I JUST CAN'T GET TO GRIPS WITH... DEM BONES I’ve been
using Imagine 3.0 for a few months now, after two years of
¦1* 1 using the previous version, so I Pr°J" wouldn't say
that I'm a stranger to iOFTWARE the workings of 3D software.
But there Is one important feature of Imagine 3 that I just can't get to grips with. The Bones featured Honest to God, I’ve read that section of the manual more times than I care to remember and I still can't make head nor tall of It. Just one of the inadequacies of the manual I think... Would it be possible for you to print a Bones tutorial for Imagine 3 In Amiga Shopper some time? I think that there are a whole lot more people than myself who would appreciate it!
Jonathan McBrien, Drumclay, Fermanagh I can certainly sympathise with your difficulties Jonathan, because I had pretty much the same trouble when I tried to follow the manual and find out how bones work. Eventually, after a lot of fiddling, the penny dropped and I realised how Bones work. So here is a simple tutorial to show you (and any other lost soul out there) how to get started with Bones.
It must be said that the procedure can be a bit complex and labour intensive, but there's no easy way to do Bones, so follow the tutorial closely and you shouldn't go wrong.
Ithe first thing you need to do is open Imagine's Detail Editor. Then add a primitive tube with the following dimensions: Radius 20, Height 200, 24 circle sections and 4 vertical sections. Make the top and bottom ends closed. This will be our basic object to which we will add bones and then make them move.
Next we must add a series of axes to represent the bones. In our example we need to add three axes altogether, one for each section of the tube. Think of the division between each section as a joint. Position each axis centrally in the tube (this should be at X=0, Y=0). With each one level with one of the three vertical section dividers. In the example the Z positions for the axes are 50, 100 and 150 respectively.
2 To make Bones work correctly we need to group them hierarchically to the parent axis of the tube object. Do this by holding down a Shift key, selecting the tube object, then the lowest Bone axis (Z=50), and group them together (Right Amiga g). The axis at Z=100 must then be grouped to the axis at Z=50, and the axis at Z=150 grouped to the Z=100 axis.
What you are essentially doing is mimicking a bone structure like the one in your arm. The parent axis represents the shoulder, to which the arm is attached. The other axes are like the elbow, wrist and first set of knuckles, each joined to the last and moving when its parent joint moves, as well as when the joint axis itself moves. By grouping the Bones like this you have made a hierarchical group.
3 We now need to make a series of face subgroups for the Bones to connect to and influence the movement of. This is probably the most awkward part of the whole Bones procedure to grasp, and the example in the Imagine 3 lower resolution.
Now ProPage. When run in 16-colour mode, ProPage 4.1 reserves just four greys for displaying coloured and greyscale bitmaps - that's black, white and two shades of grey. The other 12 colours are reserved for the user interface and for displaying structured drawings and fonts in colours. This 4-greys representation is normally good enough to see what the bitmap is and to position it or put words on top of it or whatever, but it is certainly not WYSIWYG.
You cannot really blame ProPage. It is a simple limitation of working on a 16-colour screen. If you want a better WYSIWYG display then you can flip to 256-colour mode, then flip back to black and white or 16 colours to continue work.
For display purposes, ProPage holds bitmap data internally in only as many bitplanes as the screen mode. So in 16-colour mode your single 300 dpi A4 scan will consume about 4Mb of memory. I don't know where you get your figure of "250Mb of scanned graphics data' keep in mind that a bitmap’s filesize bears no relation to the memory it will consume: that's decided by the depth and pixel dimensions of the bitmap - but if we say you want 10 different A4 300 dpi scans in the document, then you will require about 40Mb of memory to hold them all in RAM.
Naturally this is asking too much, so you will have to keep all the graphics "hidden" which means you will load and position them one at a time, but before loading the next one you will first "unload" the previous graphic so that ProPage can free the memory that graphic is consuming. On the screen you will get a rectangle with a cross through it. Naturally you may reload the graphic at any time, provided you have enough free memory of course.
At print time you may require even more memory because the real bitmaps (as opposed to the quick display representations) are loaded into memory again from disk. Printing in Greyscale mode will use 4 bits per pixel (for the whole page, not just for bitmaps), printing in Colour mode will use 12 bits per pixel.
ProPage 4.1 has a feature which enables printer data for bitmaps to be cached temporarily to hard disk, which will enable you to print the kinds of massive bitmaps you want to work with without having to buy megabucks of memory, but you may find that this cache will need to be set to 50Mb or more if there are many large bitmaps on your pages.
Naturally you must first ensure that at least this amount of free space is available on the hard disk. This is for "preferences" printing by the way - printing to a dot matrix printer using a Workbench printer driver. If you are outputting to a PostScript device you will not require a lot of memory in the Amiga for printing as the pages are imaged in the printer's memory, not in the Amiga's memory.
So you see the platform you are using is only a small part of the solution. The A4000 030 is just as capable of doing what you want to do as is a PowerPC, though not as quickly without some speed-up hardware, but the bottom line, as it is on any platform, is memory and storage space. Jeff TINY MIND BLOWN My PowerScan 3 uses all the available memory in my A500
(2. 5Mb total) and I have no trouble when It comes to
manipulating the images. However, when I load the scanned
images into Deluxe Paint II I keep getting "Out Of Memory"
messages.
Is there any paint package (preferably one Including some basic image processing) which uses fast RAM instead of only Chip RAM? Or is there any software available that can be used with Dpalnt to make it use fast RAM?
N. Wood Rickmansworth, Herts I think you'll find that Deluxe
Paint II (like almost every well written program) uses any
memory it can get its pixels on - which means both Chip and
fast RAM. My best guess at solving your problem is that either
your RAM could be faulty or that your images are just too big
to display successfully with Dpaint and your current memory.
Remember that Dpaint also needs RAM to run, and it is unlikely
that your Amiga will have less free memory after Dpaint has
loaded than when you were running the PowerScan software.
Otherwise, there should be no problems. Years ago. When I was running Dpaint II on a 1.5Mb _ ...BONES IN IMAGINE 3 manual doesn't explain this part at all well. What will happen is that two subgroups will be attached’ to each bone, one subgroup which will move the furthest during the bone's manipulation and the other which will move the least. It's easier to show how to do it than describe how it works!
Think of the tube as a finger (admittedly with an extra joint). When the joint at the top of the finger moves the fingertip moves much further than the joint itself. The same holds true for each of the other joints. Bones simulates this hierarchical motion.
We need to make several face subgroups, so do the following: Select the tube object. Go Into Pick Face mode (Right Amiga 5). Then select the Drag Box pick method (as opposed to Click), hold down a Shift key and drag a box out around the faces which make up the upper closed end of the tube. Now select Make Subgroup and call this subgroup TIP. Next select all the faces between (and including) the tip and first joint of the tube (working from the top down).
Use Make Subgroup again and call this subgroup FIRST. Then select everything from the tip to the second joint (where the Z=50 axis is).
Call this one THIRD. You can actually use any names you like, of course, but maybe you should stick with these for now.
4 To get the Bones to work we have to attach the subgroups to them in a very specific order. Pick the uppermost axis (Z=150) and then select Bones Subgroup from the States menu. A requester will appear. In the upper text field type FIRST (don’t forget to press Return after entering the name). In the lower text field enter TIP. This process sets the sphere of influence for the first bone. Click OK on the requester.
Move to the next Bone and enter SECOND in the upper field. RRST in the lower one and click OK. For the third Bone down (Z=50) enter THIRD and SECOND respectively.
5 The next step is very important. Pick the tube object and then select States. Create a new State (call it DEFAULT) and make sure that Shape and Grouping are both selected.
Click on OK. Save the grouped object (Right Amiga 1) as BonesTest.bon. 6 Now comes the fun bit. Remain in Pick Group mode (right Amiga 1) and select a bone (try the third one down) in the Front view.
Rotate it a little (right Amiga r) around the Y axis.
Rotate other Bones if you wish. Then select the parent object (the tube) and select Bones Update from the States menu. You should see your object snap to its new, deformed, position.
You could now create a new State for this position (call it RRST. Perhaps) and save the object again. Ensure that Shape and Grouping are selected when you make a new State. Test out your States with State Anim. When you come to set up an animation in the Action Editor just make sure that you set the correct object State for each part of the animation.
And that's the basic method for making Bones. Modify the basics by using more axes and divisions for a smoother look.
I hope I've helped you figure it all out now.
Gary Amiga 1000 I could still produce 70 or 80 frames of hires interlaced animation in up to 8 colours, though often I would run out of memory and have to split an animation into several parts.
The solution? - either add yet more memory, or continue to work within the frustrating limitations of your current Amiga setup. Gary WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?
I hope you can help me. I purchased a second-hand Philips VtewData Information Terminal 2 monitor (Type 311310866540) and I have tried everywhere to get a lead for It but no-one can help.
I found a shop which was prepared to make a lead up, but I don't have a manual for the monitor and nobody could tell us the connections. I called Philips in Croydon, and another place called VisTec - but to no avail.
Could you help us to get a lead?
Could you also tell me how much the manuals for my A600 would be. As mine were stolen, along with some other things.
Mrs Paula Warrlner Folkestone. Kent I'm sure this will end in tears, Mrs Warriner.
Because I reckon you’ve probably bought a turkey.
Your query is one which I regularly get - "I bought a second-hand monitor, but I can't get it to work with my Amiga". Well, you might strike lucky, but buying an unknown monitor without a manual is a big gamble, no matter how cheap the monitor is.
There are so many different types of monitor available nowadays, but relatively few of them which work with the Amiga.
Call Philips again, tell them what you're trying to do and make sure that they don't give you the runaround. Ask to speak to someone in a technical department concerned with computer monitors - they may actually be at another location so be prepared to call elsewhere. Have all the relevant serial numbers, model and other details ready and be patient!
It isn't Philip's.fault that you’ve bought a monitor which might not work with your Amiga. I'm sure they'll try to help you if they can, but I wouldn't be too hopeful about getting a successful result if I were you.
As for the manuals, call Commodore on « 0628 770088 and enquire there. Gary NEW AMIGA, NEW PROBLEMS My query is in regard to using two video titling programs - Broadcast Titler 2 and ProVldeoPlus - on my new A1200. Both programs used to work fine with my A500 but now I've got problems.
When I boot using the ReLocKick disk I can get BT2 to boot with no problems but If I install it on my hard drive I am instantly confronted with the font requester page and that's where it sticks. What's going on here?
When I try to run ProVldeoPlus all I get is a Workbench screen. Helpl Frank O'Shea Pontardulais, W. Glamorgan I’d hazard a guess that ProVldeoPlus doesn't work on your A1200 because it's quite old now - and certainly pre-AGA in its design. Which would mean that it wasn't written to run on AGA machines such as the A1200, and so it may not work property. It seems to be the case as far as you are concerned.
As for BT2, I spoke to distributors Meridian Software and they said that they've been inundated with user problems in regard to BT2 working on AGA machines. Apparently it works OK on some machines and not on others - but nobody seems to know why. Meridian suggest that you call or fax Innovision Technology (» 0101 510 638 0800, Fax: 010 510 638 6453 - marked for the attention of Tom Patrick), the makers of BT2 and ask them if they've solved the problem yet. There was suggestion that Innovision were going to release a version of BT2 which supported AGA but this doesn't seem to have happened yet.
So it seems that you're stuffed, at least as far as BT2 and PVP go. My best suggestion would be to first contact Innovision, then - if you get no joy - consider shelling out some big bucks for Scala MM300. You could also try using WB3 instead of ReLocKick and see if that helps. The bottom line is that times change, machines improve and some software gets left behind. Unfortunately, that's how it goes in our fast-moving world of high-tech. Gary Every month Graeme Sandiford reviews and rates the very best of Amiga PD and shareware programs - only in Amiga Shopper.
This Is a quality selection of my favourite PD and shareware programs this year. In these pages of "the mag you cannot afford to miss if you are serious about your Amiga" I do my very best to find you the most useful, interesting, weird, unusual, beautiful and tasty PD programs I manage to lay my hands on each month.
VIEWTEK 2.1 KEW=II (disk no. V1145) Without doubt, one the PD utilities I have found most useful over the past couple of years is Viewtek. This handy Wb 2+ program can be used to view animation, pictures and even convert picture from GIF or JPEG to the IFF format. It has been written by Thomas Krehbiel who also happens to be the creator of ImageFX, one of the top image processing packages for the Amiga. One of the things that most people like about Viewtek is the ease with which it can be used. You don't have to fiddle around with hundreds of AmigaDOS options, although you can if you desire -
you can just double-click on its icon from Workbench and then use the file selector to choose which picture or animation you wish to display.
Another way of using the program is by selecting your files from Workbench by shift- clicking on the image files and then double-clicking on the Viewtek icon (holding the shift button on the keyboard and selecting each file in turn).
Viewtek will then display the first picture - to view each the remaining pictures you can prss your left mouse-button. If you press the right mouse-button.
This will abort the loading of the selected pictures.
So what’s new in this latest version? The program now has a configuration file which contains the default display options. Viewtek will also read options that may be contained in the picture icon's Tool Types. To alter the configuration file you need to open a text editor, such as ED.
And then uncomment the different options (by removing the semicolons from in front of the options you wish to use). Once you have saved the configuration file Viewtek will refer to it before displaying an image or picture. Flowever, any options you enter from the CLI will override those contained in the configuration file.
Another useful new feature is the ability to display an animation directly from a disk. This means you can display an animation that is larger than your available free memory. Viewtek's documentation explains how this works quite well
- there are two tasks: one that is set for reading data from a
disk: and another for displaying the data. The two tasks work
simultaneously, so you should see a smooth playback. The
quality of the playback depends on the size and complexity of
the file, the speed of your Flard Disk, and the buffer size. To
achieve the very best playback, you will need to try out
several buffer sizes - a certain amount of patience is needed
to get good results.
Viewtek also supports DataTypes. These can be used to add additional image formats to Viewtek’s repertoire. Another advantage of using DataTypes is that if you come across a DataType for a compressed format, such as JPEG, that is faster than Viewtek's own decompression routines, you can specify that Viewtek uses the DataType instead.
Viewtek is AGAcompatible in all modes, 24-bit images are displayed and saved in HAM-8. Version 2 now has now extended its support for 24-bit graphics cards. The disk is supplied with different versions of the program to which it will display your files on the corresponding card. The cards supported are: DCTV, IV24, OpalVision. Retina, EGS, Firecracker24 and Picasso.
This really is a fantastic program - we would recommend it to anyone who is into graphics or has any graphic files they want to access quickly and simply.
Program Rating 93% GRINDER Roberta Smith DTP Now, I know this program's name makes it sound as if it performs some kind of unpleasant task or BEGINNERS START HERE The world of Public Domain is great because of its fantastic variety. There are all sorts of software categories: shareware, freeware, charityware, and even giftware. So here's a quick list of the categories of programs you are likely to encounter In the PD World.
• PD stands for Public Domain.
It's the most widely available kind of software discussed in this section of the magazine. It's actually free; the only condition is that the program and associated files are remain unaltered and are distributed together. A PD library should only charge a nominal fee for disk duplication, postage and the library owner's time and effort.
• Shareware is a rather simple concept, but it relies to some
extent on a person's honesty. It gives users the chance to try
before they buy.
Two versions of a shareware program usually exist. One is a limited version, which can be freely distributed, and the other Is the full version, which is only supplied to users who pay the registration fee.
• Ucenseware is more like commercial software in that you have to
pay in advance for the program, but the author gets some of
this money.
• You may well be wondering: “If I find a useful program In the
Public Domain can I make a copy for my best mate?" The answer
is usually yes, but you can't distribute registered shareware
or Ucenseware.
• Giftware is where an author asks you to send a gift If you find
his or her program useful.
• Charityware is another extremely well-intentioned form of
software. The author of a piece of charityware will ask you to
make a donation to a charitable organisation.
• Whlskeyware Is a new concept pioneered by our own Toby Simpson.
If you use the program, you send him a bottle of (decent)
whiskey.
Serves some sort of sordid function, but Grinder is simply a picture converter. Oh no, not another picture converter, I hear you say. But, this is a picture converter with a difference. Oh no, not another picture converter with a difference. No really, this is an excellent picture converter.
The thing that grinder has that most PD conversion programs lack, is that it can execute a script of conversions so you can perform a batch conversion. But, the best thing about it is how easily you can compile a batch. There is no need to fiddle with AmigaDOS options. To compile a list of pictures to convert, you can make use of a filerequester.
Once you have selected your input files, the next thing you need to do is select the output files' format. As well as the program's ease of use, it has another bonus in the number of formats it can handle. It is by no means a new product, but it can handle pictures from a variety of computer platforms, including several Atari ST and PC ones. It can also handle some older Amiga formats.
The bottom line is that although Grinder is quite old, it is still very easy to use, it can handle several file formats and its batch conversion abilities can make life a lot easier.
Program Rating 87% ABANK Immediate Arts PD Abank is a charming little account management program from France. It was written because its Author was fed up with ugly-looking accounts programs, and who can blame him. Thankfully.
Abank has been designed to be easy to use as well as pretty to look at. However, it is demo version of the full program and is limited to 50 operations.
Aside from being pretty, the program has a few other impressive features. It is AGIP-compatible (AMOS Global Interface Protocol), which means if you have a copy of AGIP you can alter the program's interface as much as you like. It can also load PowerPacked files. The program can simultaneously load ten accounts and can produce graphical statistics.
As the author intended the program is very easy to use. To create a new account you first need to give a few details such as the name of the account owner, the account number and your starting balance. You can even add one of the programs ready-made icons for your bank or the account type. Once this has been done you can add operations (transactions) by simply entering a date, its nature and whether it is a credit or debit.
As you enter your transaction two running titles are updated. The first is your Real balance, which consist of transactions that have and have not been validated. The Bank balance derived only from validated transactions. You can also generate bar and pie charts to give you a pictorial view of your account’s status.
In operation the program pleasant and easy to use. However, it is not without one or two bugs.
The main one is that it doesn't multitask probably
- when you switch from the program's screen you can get back to
the program. Nonetheless the memory that is taken up by the
program remains unavailable - bummer.
Aside from that little quirk the program is excellent and certainly makes a change from all those dreary MS-DOS look-a-like account managers.
Program Rating 91% FRACTINT Cynostic- If, in a moment of weakness, you were to have a look around a PC user's hard disk, there is one program that you would probably find in the majority of them. That program is Fractint. For several years it has been one of the most popular PC fractal utilities, with a constant stream of upgrades and enhancements from many programmers. Now Terje Pedersen has ported this program over to the Amiga, so you can now see how it should really be done.
Fractint is pretty fast, but no fractal program is ever going to be particularly speedy, especially when you get into some of the higher magnifications. For instance, the super hi-res 256 colour fractal on page 86 took about five minutes to draw, but this was on an A4000 040. Other machines would be significantly slower than this.
The fractals can be created on any screen from the workbench display database, so you could even generate 24-bit fractals if you had a 24-bit card, such as the Picasso II or EGS Spectrum, which worked with the operating system.
Fractint also requires the Magic User Interface (MUI) system, so this will also have to be installed. This is used as an easy way of creating all of the file requesters and such like. This really doesn't stop Fractint being a bit of a pain to use.
Mind you. It does serve as a lesson in what PC owners have to put up with.
Program Rating 75% THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT, ISSUE 2 Immediate Arts Sometimes I'm sorry that I missed out on the '50s. You had all these great classical sci-fi B- movies to choose from. For example you had the Quatermass series; The Quatermass Experiment, Quatermass and the Pit and the others. However, these halcyon days are not lost forever. The Quatermass Experiment is a disk-based magazine that attempts to recapture the magic of expressing wild new ideas.
It is released roughly every eight months and contains science-fiction stories by amateur writers.
Some of them are quite entertaining, especially the IPAC (Interplanetary Army Corps) Epics. This section of the magazine is a collection of stories written by a few regular contributors. These stories are based in the IPAC universe - this is set in a time-period where mankind has been forced to move away from Earth. This move gives rise to all sorts of greed, corruption and general skullduggery. This is where IPAC come in, to police the galaxy.
It's difficult to give a verdict on this magazine
- you will either like it. Or you won't. Suffice to say, if this
is the sort or thing you like, then you will like this sort of
thing.
Product Rating 1-100% PLEASE RELEASE ME Roberta Smith DTP (McC003) Bizarre is one of my favourite words and it is the only word that can adequately describe Please Release Me. It's an animation from lain B McCaffrey, which can be played on any Amiga with 1Mb. It was made using Dpaint IV and MovieSetter and runs for about 50 seconds.
If you think the title of this animation sounds familiar, it's because it's also the title of a song by Tammy Wynette. It is this song that is the butt of this humourous animation. It starts off with a view of a female singer's head, which is nodding from side-to-side, as it sings. "Please release me, let me go". As it sings this last bit the camera zooms out to reveal that the head is actually an inflated balloon, which is released by a pair of fingers. The head then flies around the screen, deflates and slowly falls from view.
It's simple, but it is also well-animated and unfeasibly funny. If you are in need of a good chuckle, then I would advise to order this disk straight away - I guarantee you will be in stitches.
Product Bizarreness 92% CORAL QUARREL (STARRING CHARLEY CAT) Roberta Smith DTP Coral Quarrel is a five-disk animation, created by Anthony Whitaker, that stars Charley Cat. Charley is a cute cartoon-style cat who decides to have a day out at the seaside.
This animation details the chaos that ensues as a result of this fateful outing. Things start off reasonably well, Charley arrives on the beach and sets up his huge amount of equipment. To keep the sun off, Charley has also brought a parasol, but the accursed thing won’t stay open, this provides an excuse for all sorts of comic antics.
Anyway Charley decides to hang-ten, and charges off in his wet suit with surfboard in hand.
While pulling several stylish poses he crashes headlong into a large post.
On returning to the beach Charley spies an attractive female cat. But she's accompanied by her boyfriend and this is where the real action starts. It comes thick and fast too, in true Tom and Jerry-fashion, with violent blows and tricks aplenty.
Well, that’s as much as I am going to tell about the actual story. The quality of the animation is excellent, it's very fluid and well-drawn. The only thing you might want to consider, is that one or two scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
But there is nothing in there that is any worse than you might find in a most children's cartoons. Because of the number of disks the animation is on, loading takes a heck of a long time. However, I think it is definitely worth the wait.
Product Rating 87% LUNCHTIME 5 "WARDROBE RACING FOR FOREIGNERS" Roberta Smith DTP In my eight months or so of reviewing PD software for Amiga Shopper I can honestly say that I have come across a number of bizarre things. This two- disk magazine is the most strange, but oddly entertaining thing that I have encountered.
It’s produced on a yearly basis. Apparently.
"the writers are all put in a little room, our eyelids are propped open with match-sticks, our mouths are sellotaped shut and our names are changed by deed poll to Dame Xanthia Sagga, until the magazine is complete”. If you ask me, it all sounds a bit too much like Amiga Format's monthly routine.
Anyway the magazine is humour-based, and I must say it is by far the funniest I've seen so far.
Be warned though, it's the sort of thing that makes you laugh so much that if you're drinking at the time then it will come pouring out your nose.
However, it does contain some material that is likely to cause offense - there's a bit of bad language too.
On the whole though, it is hilarious. When you bootup the first thing you will see is a short animation that is a tad on the sick side, but not too much. After that has been displayed you are free to read the articles. There is a wide variety of topics covered and several short stories. One that really split my sides was the mock BNP newsletter - hilarious.
The stories are well written and vary greatly in style. Some are outrageous through out, while some start off quite seriously and then go berserk half-way through. But, they are all funny, if a little childish at times, and managed to amuse most of the office. However, you should be warned that some of them, well most really, could cause offense and are definitely the sort of thing you wouldn't like your child to read. I would advise you to buy this disk and keep it in a safe place. It may be worth something in a few years, when they have become famous - unless they are committed to an asylum
first... Product Rating 97% IMAGE PROCESSORS HEAD-TO-HEAD Image processing is definitely one of the most exciting and useful areas of computing. As a result there has been no shortage of programs for the Amiga, both commercial and PD.
However, until recently, the PD world has only been able to offer some pretty wimpy specimens.
Those of you with long memories might remember that an exception to this was reviewed in issue 37. BlackBoard has had it easy for some time now, but it has a serious competitor in the form of ImageStudio. In order to find out if BlackBoard is still the best PD image processor we decided to have a head-to-head with version 3 of BlackBoard and ImageStudio 1.01. BLACKBOARD FI llcenseware Version 3 of BlackBoard comes on three disks and has supposedly undergone some serious de-bugging. The program has also become licenseware, now costing £5.99. All the old features are still there, including
morphing, warping, pixellation. Embossing and bulging. To help people get to grips with the program, an AmigaGuide file has been included as well as a text file.
"BlackBoard is far from a finished product - however, when it does run correctly it becomes an incredibly powerful tool."
The program has stuck with its modular design - loading each feature as a separate subprogram. This has its advantages and disadvantages. The main disadvantage is that you have to wait for sub-programs to load into memory. The good news is that this method uses up less memory. Among the new features the most notable are Landbuild and a ripple function.
Ripple performs the same function as the ADPro and ImageFX tools. It distorts an image in such a way as to give the impression that image has been turned to liquid and then rippled. As version 3 as support for Arexx the author has "ImageStudio is an impressive program."
Added an example script that alters the phase of the ripples over period of time. This gives the impression of moving waves.
Landbuild is a fractal landscape-generator much like VistaPro or Scenery Animator. As well as creating its own fractal-based landscapes the program can also load DEMs (Digital Elevation Maps|. However, it is far from a finished product and there are quite a few bugs. I was unable to use it as a sub-prog but had limited success running it as a stand-alone.
BlackBoard has even more powerful features but. It also has increased its number of bugs.
However, when it does run correctly the program becomes an incredibly powerful tool.
Program Rating 91% IMAGESTUDIO Graham Dean, 14 Fielding Ave, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 1YX This young contender looks quite sprightly compared with BlackBoard - it barely fills a single floppy, including its example images. Judging by the interface, the program seems to have been heavily influenced by ADPro 2.5. The interface consists of a main preview window and several smaller ones for convolutions, effects and adjusting MOVIEGUIDE V2.04 OnUne PD MovieGuide is a database of recent films. The previous version of the program was a little ¦flaky", as a result its search functions did
not always work as they should. It also lacked any details of the films' storylines. Version 2.04 sets out to make up for the short-comings the first revision MovieGuide is a two-disk program which can also be installed to hard disk. It contains information about a surprising number of films. In essence it is a database program and is used in a similar manner. You can search for a film by either entering its title, director or the name of one of its cast.
If you have used a search criteria that produces a list of several films, you can also choose a sorting method. You can view the films by name, genre or by year. To reduce the searching time you can limit the program to a genre and a country of origin.
Once a list of films that match your criteria has been compiled, you can click on each film to view its director, cast and on some, a brief description of the plot. If you click on either the directors name or a member of the cast, the program will then direct its efforts to finding all the films that a director has directed or that a member of the cast has appeared in. You can also print out entries.
When I'd taken a look at this program before I was quite impressed, but disappointed by the unpredictable search function and lack of information about the films plot. Well, the search function has been fixed, but while plot information has been supplied with several films there are quite that have not.
Maybe I'm being unreasonable and they've only described the films they have watched themselves. I guess there is a limit too how many films you can watch and how many you can afford to buy. Nonetheless this is good package that has been smartened up and made into an ever better one.
Product Rating 92% VMM (VIRTUAL MEMORY MANAGER) Cynostic If there is one thing that a serious Amiga-owner can never have too much of it's memory. However, memory is not cheap and as a result very few people can actually afford as much as they would truly like. There is an affordable alternative - virtual memory - and now, with VMM, it’s become even cheaper.
The way in which virtual memory works is that it lets your machine use disk space as if it was memory. This can be performed using either a hard disk or a floppy. Obviously, a hard disk is preferable as it's quicker than a floppy - although slower than real memory. In fact, virtual memory is quite a bit slower than real memory.
By default, VMM creates a file the same size as the virtual memory you specify. To help speed things up, VMM can also use a partition or pseudo partition. A dedicated partition is the fattest option as you don't have to worry about fragmentation.
However, if you don't want to go to the trouble of re formatting your hard drive you can create a pseudo partition. The pseudo- partition is actually a folder of contiguous hard disk space. To get the largest size possible you may have to defrag your drive.
Once you have got the program up and running and your hard disk optimised. VMM's operation is pretty much transparent to the user. Virtual memory behaves in the same way as ordinary memory, even showing up in your Workbench's Other Memory total. Virtual memory can either be added to a program or a Workbench task. This way the virtual memory won’t kick in, and slow down your machine, when it's not needed.
Adding a task or program is easy. To add a task you just click on the Add task button and a list of current tasks is opened. You can then select a task and then click on use. Adding a program is just as simple. After pressing the Add Program button you can use a standard file requester to select a program. The next time that program is run it will utilise the amount of virtual memory you have assigned to it.
You can specify the amount of memory and other options from the Memory Settings menu.
This where you can decide how the memory will be allocated and how it will be recognised by your system. You can use the virtual memory as either Fast or Chip RAM. You can also set the memories priority and its swap medium which, as mentioned earlier, can be a swap file, a partition or a pseudo-partition.
I must admit I had my reservations about this product, but it turned out to be pretty stable. The only problems I had was that sometimes when I quitted from VMM it crashed my machine. I've had it on my machine for nearly three weeks and have used it with Imagine 3.0, Pixel Pro 3D2 and Lightwave regularly. Aside from Imagine barfing out a couple of times they all worked perfectly.
The only drawback is that you need at an 030 processor with an MMU. This is a program that is going to stay on my Hard Disk for a very long time and if you are a subscriber you can add it to yours straight away, as it is on the Subscribers' Disk.
Program Rating 97%CD TlicHMriTJ.x (0 I.M 1 4 (tlMrs: H | LilwlH* Lactl lither: fU»inl | Imr Eimi Mitftk = 2% 115 (rtyscilt M mt lot* Ckaw.bHt Clipboard t»lHr_ _(re» O-W.Im* M*.Eafc»c tr Two of ImageStudio's most impressive functions are its limited selection and custom convolution tools. Being able to make limited selections gives you the chance to combine effects. This ability can be used with striking effectiveness. Being able to create your convolutions means you have an endless numbers of effects. You can generate a new affect by altering values of a convolve matrix.
ImageStudio is an impressive program, all the more so considering that this is its first revision.
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The image's balance. It also makes use of several pull-down menus to grant access to its other features.
ImageStudio is shareware and the registered version of the program can be purchased for £10. The only limitation the unregistered version has is that it can only load images that are no bigger than 250x250 pixels. The full version is able to handle images up to 32,000x32,000 pixels and will include a 68020+ optimised version of the program.
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The author, David Hartley originally wrote Cassini to help him determine the best time to observe the planets and has put the program into the PD libraries to allow other Amiga-owning astronomers to benefit from it. Although the presentation is less than ideal (don't expect a Distant .St MS-beater). the wealth of information that Cassini prorides is astounding, (.real stuff.
Everyone knows what a great machine the Amiga is not only for video, but all manner of graphics work including paint and animation. Surprisingly, although .Amiga developers have always kept Amiga graphics users well supplied with new and exciting video and paint software, the range of animation editors available is limited. OK. So both Brilliance and Dpainl offer animation facilities, but there's nothing like the control that a dedicated animation editor ran provide.
As always, the PD libraries have the answer this time in the shape ol MainActor 1.54 (PD Soft, disk VI157). A major upgrade to the earlier version published on the Subscribers' Superdisk (AP6I).
Version 1.54 has had a complete overhaul - lurking under the beautifully-coded Workbench ‘2.0- compliant front end are a host of new features including a greater range of animation import and export modules (Main Ac tor now supports a wide range of common ‘24-bit video cards), sound support (samples can Ire tied lo individual animation frames allowing frame-perfect cuing of samples) and much better support for the playback of animations direct from hard disk (version 1.54 plays back animations between two and five times faster than the previous release).
If you haven't already seen MninArtor, you'll be amazed by its huge assortment of animation controls. Not only can existing animations in a wide range of formats be loaded and edited but animations can also be built up by loading single IFF frames from disk. Full documentation in AmigaCuideformal is provided with the program, so you can get up and running quickly. MainActor is destined to become a PD classic.
Ian West and Jonathan Eggelton have released a brand new PD game for the festive season.
Called Santa And.Rudolph Do Christmas, this brilliantly executed arcade game was written using AMOS Professional, the star of this month's Amiga Format Coverdisk. Indeed, if you really want to see what AMOS Professional is capable of in the hands of an experienced coder, buy this disk.
The gameplay is nothing original, however.
The basic idea is to guide either Santa or Rudolph through the arcade action, shooting the evil penguins and other assorted nasties that arc threatening to ruin Christmas for all the girls Jason Holborn dons his Public Domain hat and ploughs through another mountain of disks that have piled up on his desk over the last month.
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Every month Amiga Format subscribers get an extra disk packed with the very best Public Domain programs. For details of how to subscribe to AF. Turn to page 44 and boys (veuch!). Every so often, a present drops down the screen which must be quickly picked up and delivered to one of the many doors and chimneys scattered about. To aid them in their quest, our heroes are armed with a high-velocity rocket launcher and a helium-filled balloon to help them travel around the screen.
Santa And llndol i i l o Christmas won’t set new standards in gameplav but its wonderful graphics and festive tunes give the program that extra little something that is often sadly missing from PD games. Santa And lludol ih Do Christmas should In* at the top of your Christmas PD shopping list.
1 Tbit’s new astronomy program Cassini (disk Tsfi.N) is written in IliSoft BASIC ond is a fascinating tool designed to allow budding astronomers to obtain information on all manner of heavenly bodies including stars, planets, constellations, quasars and so on.
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Thankfully, those days have long gone (well, almost) as this new game from PD Soft proves... Task Force (disk number 3897) is a top-down wargame that puts you in conuol of a team of four crack hi-tech warriors who must complete many missions of unremitting acuon. At the start of the game, you're treated to a short slideshow that sets the scene beautifully. Then the action moves on to a series of rather Syndicate-like set-up screens that allow you to choose which mission you wish lo attempt and then individually equip your team with all manner of military paraphernalia.
One* you're dropped behind enemy lines, the game transforms into a traditional wargame with the action taking place in turns - a move-and-fire turn for each of your soldiers followed by the same for enemy troops in the surrounding area. What equipment you give your troops radically affects how far that trooper can move in a single turn - give him a bazooka and he’ll struggle to walk.
Puzzle fans can rejoice at the launch of AmigaNuts’ WordsPro Version 4, a powerful utility that can solve anagrams, suggest words for crossword puzzles, build a list of words from the WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE KEW-H SOFTWARE. PO Box 672, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 9VS. Tel: 0181 657 1617 ESSEX COMPUTER SYSTEMS. IS St Nicholas Road. Tillingham. Essex CMO 7SQ. Tel: 01621 778778 AMIGANUTS UNITED, 3 Spring Road. Brtteme. Southampton. Hampshire. Tel 01703 397727 178TT SOFTWARE. 1st Floor Offices. 278 Market St Wakefield. West Yorkshire WF1 1DH. Tel: 01924 366982 PD SOFT. 1 Bryant Avenue.
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This glossary was constructed by feeding in the dictionaries from other programs and by manually keying in the solutions to as many crossword puzzles and word search puzzles as the author could lay his hands on. Whenever you ask it to suggest a word. WordsPro searches through its glossary and lists any words that match its given search criteria. Considering the size of its glossary, searching for a word is surprisingly fast (although this is aided by a fast processor and a hard disk- based machine).
For puzzle fans everywhere. WordsPro is an absolute godsend. If you enjoy playing word puzzles, get a copy of this program.
PacMan has been brought bang up to date with RomhPac (disk G1086) from Kcw-II Software.
Based around the classic PacMan arcade game hut with a taste of DynaBlaslermixed in for good measure, BombPac is an AGA-only arcade game that - despite its rather weak graphics and sound - is a fun little game that combines race 'n' chase maze action with a healthy serving of puzzles.
Most programming languages allow you to create executables from your source code using a compiler, a utility that converts your source code into a list of instructions that your Amiga can understand without the use of a separate interpreter. If you enjoy dabbling with the Arrxx interpreter bundled with all Amigas since the A500+, Essex Computer Systems’ Arco will be of interest.
Arco is an Arrxx Compiler - it takes Arrxx source files (stored in ASCII format) and translates them into machine code. Once compiled, your Arrxx programs can run without haring to pass them to the RX Arrxx interpreter. Another advantage is the raw speed of compiled Arrxx code - in contrast to interpreted Arrxx, compiled Arrxx programs are very swift. Add to that the ability to make use of link libraries which you can build up to contain your favourite Arrxx routines and Arco is a must for all Arrxx programmers.
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that it stands out from everyone else's - perhaps by being entertaining or humorous.?
Who wants to spend hours and hours coding a routine, only to have it look and sound like any other team's demo? It goes against the grain of individuality and achievement.
That's why the Zone particularly liked Seventh Heaven by Maestro and Dillinger (AF64). It proved that you don't need to be a coder to produce an entertaining demo. Too many coders are intent on elitist one-upmanship. It’s a culture of supremacy with an ethos that rivals some of the more unpleasant supremacist cultures dotted around the country.
Another criticism of the Zone was that it seemed more intent on crediting any demos mentioned in its pages to the I’D house supplying the disk. An absolutely valid point and one to be rectified next issue. Instead of sticking the name of a I’D house beside the title, we'll list some houses who carry the disks instead.
Without further ado, it's on to this month's offerings from some of the talented teams dotted around the continent.
Switchback is the first AGA demo by Rebels (Telescan). It was first released at the Doomsday Party and very tasty in pares it is too. It kicks off conventionally enough with a tunnel sequence, a load of text and some swirly real-time colour rotations. This is followed bv a reasonably Demo Zone picked up a bit of flak front some Net people recently. The points raised against the Zone included criticism that it had unjustly put down demo coders because of the general lack of originality permeating the demo scene.
Apparendy, a few feathers have been ruffled.
For that, no apologies will be made. The Zone stands by what was said. But maybe more in the way of an explanation should be forthcoming.
Regarding the lack of originality - too many swirly line vector routines, tunnel routines, texture-mapped cubes and tinklv bonk tunes - the criticism remains the same. Too many demo teams bang these out as if there was 110 tomorrow and expect people to be impressed.
The defence that other coders are only learning the routines and don't deserve to be Demo Zone has come under fire for a few choice remarks made about the state of the coder's art! Steve McGill stands by his words.
Impressive motion-blurred rotating pentagon and then a whole series of texture-mapped shapes with various motions applied to them. They’re sort of relaxing to watch in much the same wav that the lava lamps of the 70s were.
Most impressive, and the section that most of the A team watched more than once, is an animated texture-mapped rollercoaster ride. If you’ve seen the intro to Bullfrog's Theme Park, you'll recognise the style and this is just as fast and as exciting as the commercial offering. One to stop the crowds and introduce people to the real power residing in an A1200. Recommended, if only for the rollercoaster sequence.
From demos to animations. Jap Cat Japes is the latest in the 'Jiarley Cat series of cartoons from Anthony Whitaker (Roberta Smith DTP). At least
2. 5Mb is needed to run it anti if you have over
4. 5Mb the whole animation can lie run in one continuous
sequence. Anyone interested in trying the same thing
themselves should lake note of the software used by Anthony-
Dpaint IV. MavieseUer and Technosound Turbo.
It's the tenth in the Charles Cat series, and this time, Charles meets up with an oriental friend who's fallen off ol the back of a lorry and lands up outside Charley's door. Various adventures befall the hapless duo and sou can't help but feel sorry for the dog who tries his utmost to spoil the feline chum's fun.
The anim is Shareware and features several professional effects that you find in commercial cartoons such as bounce, stretch, squash, reactions and relevant action sounds. All in all. It's relatively polished and throughout the production it manages to raise a chuckle.
From animations to a slideshow with a difference Stereogram Slideshow (Telescan). Most people admit freely that they can't see anything in stereograms. At first, I was the same. It seemed like a big con to me. But the secret of seeing something lies in the lighting.
The advantage of a computer display is that the lighting is even and generated from the screen itself. It's just as well with this collection. The definition isn't too strong, but they’re easy to pick tip due to the consistency of illumination. Even more exciting is that one ol the stereograms is animated. And it works as well. Recommended it vou can see the pics in the first place and doublv recommended for the animation.
W«r» n»m?m STEREOGRAM SLIDESHOW: It's animated - and it wortcs.
The last of this month's offerings is from Graeme Scott of Banffshire. It's an untitled 3D ray- traced anim featuring a T-Rex, a man and a woman. The subtle motions of the legs, hips and shoulders of each subject is especially impressive.
Get in touch with some PD houses Graeme so that your anim can be distributed to a wider audience
- it deserves to be studied by those with aspirations toward 3D
work. It's inspiring.
We're on the lookout for up-to-date demos. If you’re part of a coding team, or an individual with something worth viewing, why not send your demos to us on GIX or the Internet? UL' encode the file(s) and send toeidieramfonnat@cix.co.uk or amformat@futurenet.ro.uk. Prefix anything you send with the following four letters: Demo.
Attach a ReadMe file to let me know what your aiming to do with the demo, how long it took to finish and the equipment and software you used f or the final production. Oft, and if you've got any gripes or praise about the Demo Zone, write them down as well. And don't pull any punches.
WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE ROBERTA SMITH DTP, 190 Falloden Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb. London NW11 6JE.
Tel: 0181 455 1626 TELESCAN, PO Box1, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancs FY5 1SH. Tel: 01253 829292 ONLINE PD, 1 The Cloisters. Halsall Lane, Formby.
Liverpool L37 3PX. Tel: 01704 834335 TOP 10 DEMOS The kind supplier of this month's top 10 demo chart is: KT'S PD 01702 542434
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ZERO PC 1 own an A1200, unexpanded in any way. I am trying to use the CrvssDOS utility that is supplied with Workbench, I have copied the file PC0 to the devs dosdrivers drawer, as the manual says, but when I put a PC disk into the drive 1 just get DF0:???? Under the icon, and no PC name.
I have tried to click on the PC0 icon, but I get the message: Device pcO: is already mounted which 1 take to mean that it should read PC disks straight away. What am I doing wrong?
Dave Turner, E-mail It doesn't sound like you are doing anything wrong. Try the following: mount PCO: by double clicking on the icon (or starting up with the icon in the devs:dosdrivers drawer). Now put in the PC disk and open up a Shell.
POWER BLUES I have a very annoying problem with my Al 200.1 have a 170Mb hard drive and a Blizzard Al 220 4 accelerator memory expansion. Everything worked fine until I bought the A1220 4. Now I have random crashes and strange things happen such as the hard drive not being recognised (after a keyboard reset) and DH0: and DH2: being recognised but not DH1:, though both of the above have only happened once.
Would I be right in assuming that my power supply is not powerful enough now that I have these extras? If so. What can I do? I have read the adverts and can’t find a high-power PSU for the A1200. Do you know of one?
Paul Irving, Leeds Unfortunately, 1 believe you may have got to the crux of the matter. Intermittent faults with drives and memory are more often than not the result of power-supply woes. I believe f irst Computer can provide you with an upgraded PSU. Give them a call on 0113 2319444.
In the Shell type: diskchange pcO: The PC disk should definitely appear now, even if it is a faulty disk. You should then be able to load files from the disk by double-clicking on the disk’s icon.
Make sure that you are not trying to access a high-density PC disk, and check that it is not one that uses a custom format.
MISSING LINK I have a small problem with my hard drive on my unexpanded A1200. I have had a program on the hard drive for about a month and when I was clearing up the drive I foimd that one of the directories would not delete.
I tried to delete the directory from Workbench and the icon disappeared but when 1 tried to delete the parent directory the Amiga locked up on me. On rebooting my Amiga the directory had reappeared. I am unable to open the Continued overleaf MAKING ATCS When I read the Workbench pages in AF65,1 noticed that Mark Slater of Wakefield, has the same problem I had with PageSetter CompuGraphic fonts. I too couldn't find a program to generate .ate files, so I altered existing .ate files to suit, using a binary editor.
I started by taking the two .ate files on PageSetter 2 and looked for relationships between the files and the others in the font set. I found that the first sequence of bytes in each .ate file was different and that it corresponded to an identical sequence in the UB file for that font. You can get new fonts to work by changing these values on an existing .ate file, to the UB file values of the font you want to use, and then saving and renaming it.
Mr G Bush, Dunstable. Bedfordshire Thanks for that tip. There is also a PD program called Makeatc.
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M directory but 1 know there is nothing in it. I have been advised to buy Quarterback but. Before I do. Can you tell me if is there any way to kill this directory via the Shell or Workbench?
Also if this letter appears among the hallowed pages of ,4 •'will my full E-mail address be printed?
MJWaddingtonQBradford (Curry Capital of the UK).ac.uk It sounds to me like your directory structure is completely up the creek, or at the vers least, the directory links have become confused. If the directors has been deleted then it should not cause you any problems.
The only reasons for it not being deleted are if it contained a protected file (which you can unprotect using the Workbench Protect command) or if the hash tables are corrupt. The best thing to do is get a program such as Fixdisk, Oidort ir,(both PD). Or Ami-Back Tools (from Ramiga on 01690 770404) or Quarterback Took (try First Computer Centre on 0113 2319444). They should sort it out for you.
MAC FLOPPIES Does anyone know if there is a way to configure the CrossDOS file system to cope with 800k Mac disks? It is a nuisance putting files from a Mac, on to a PC disk and then on to the Amiga.
P Stoddart, Imcs Unfortunately, CrossDOSwon't do it, it is designed for PC format disks. Mac double density disks are weird, because they actually rotate at different speeds depending how far out from the centre the disk head is. This was a sad attempt by Apple to get more space on a disk.
One way of reading Mac disks on your Amiga is to invest in the Emplant Mac emulator.
SCSI-LESS I have been the proud owner of an A1200 since the day it was released (well almost). I upgraded from my A500. And I still have my 3.5-inch SCSI hard drive. Can I connect this to my A1200?
If this is not possible can I network my A1200. My CD12 and my A500 to access the hard drive from the A500 and CD-ROM from my CD32 via SerNet and ParNet? Is it possible to store AGA images on the A500 hard drive and access them directly through the ParNet connection?
John Graham. E-mail You're in luck' New from HiSoft is a PCMCIA SCSI interface unit which HiSoft claim a ows you to connect a range of SCSI peripherals to an A1200 or A600 Although this means that you can make use of devices as SyQuest drives and CD-ROMs, the unit's most obvious use is as a SCSI controller for SCSI hard drives. HiSoft intend to make available an external casing suitable for 3.5-inch hard drives so you can connect your A500 hard You could get hold of Mac2I)os, which is quite old and expensive, or you could try Sybil from Blittersoft (01908 220196) which enables you to read Mac
disks, or you could invest in a Mac emulator such as Emplant.
AN INCH TOO FAR?
A friend of mine has a 3.5-inch 340Mb IDE drive installed and running on his PC. Can I take that IDE drive and put it in the IDE slot on my A1200 and. Using HDToolBox. Repartition it and format it using Workbench?
Richard Ambridge, rambridg@encore.com You can. Obviously Commodore don't sanction this sort of thing because more likely than not you will have to cut the shielding in your A1200 to lit the drive. You can get an adaptor cable, but you also need to get another cable for the power because 2.5-inch mechanisms take their power through the ribbon connector. You could take the power from the floppy power socket, depending on how much current your new mechanism needs.
Because 3.5-inch mechanisms are not buffered in the same way. If they do go wrong you will know- all about it. Some of them have very long spin up times as well, so you may not be able to cold boot from them. Other than that, it should work perfectly well with your A1200.
A1200 and got the same response. I have taken the hard drive from the A1200 but don't know how to get it fixed. If you don't have any ideas, could you suggest someone (preferably on E- mail) or a dealer who can help me out?
Adeem G Ahmed lN.Ahmed@cs.ucl.ac.uk) It seems as though you have a sick drive, and if there is something wrong with the electronics then you may as well chuck it You say though that HDToolbox reports its status as unchanged, which suggests that it knows the drive is there.
Have you tried formatting the drive (not low- level formatting it as we all know that that is the one sure way to irretrievably destroy an IDE mechanism) from Workbench?
If you boot up from Workbench does the drive appear at all? If you boot up and hold down both mouse buttons, does the drive appear listed in the boot menu? If all else fails, give Trilogic a call on 01274 691115.
Dnve mechanism to your A1200. Contact HiSoft on 01525 718181 You can access the hard drive from the A1200 via the A500 using ParNet but iTs not very fast Because CD22 lacks a parallel port you mill have to use SerNet to access it from there You could do both simultaneously.
POWER HOUSE I own an A1200 with a 127Mb hard drive, a Blizzard 1220 4 memory board and a Cumana CAX external drive. The problem is that when most programs try to read a disk in the secondary drive 1 keep getting a window saying something like read write error and giving me some numbers. Sorry this is a bit vague, but I'm at university and I have left the Amiga at home.
I have Quarterback and this seems to run OK with the drive. Plus I used to have the drive connected to my A500 and it worked fine. I remember a command called Failat, so I've tried to find if this is set at a low value for the drive but have not been able to locate the command.
One other question: I have been told if you have lots of things plugged into your Amiga you should upgrade your PSU. Have I reached this limit? I think if I have too much connected the machine would have crashed but this seems a risky way of finding out the limit. Somebody has also told me I could use the power-pack from my old A500. Is this true? I would hate to try only to fry 800 quid's worth of computer.
Glenn Matthews E-Mail The drive may not be at fault, it could be the disks.
How mans have you tried? Do they work in the internal drive? If an unfeasible number of disks arc behaving in this way, the likelihood is that the drive is out of alignment, so you need to take it apart and adjust the alignment screw.
Failat is a command used in AmigaDOS scripts to detect or ignore particular events, like missing tiles or break commands. This has nothing to do with the operation of your disk drive.
The older power supplies work with an A1200 and give better results when you are jam-packed with add-ons. I think you'll find that you are operating at the limit of your old power supply , particularly if your RAM expansion is full.
C CHANGE I'm trying to write a simple database, but have got stuck at the first hurdle. I made a struct like this: struct record ( char name[ 10]; char address 1 [80]; char address8[10] etc etc. ) person and tried to access it with something like: person.name="nick" but this gives all kinds of errors.
Please help me. And ignore all the typos, but vi on UNIX is shirte (woops. There it goes again).
Nicholas Alexander, Dudley, West Midlands Well, thanks very much for that excellent tip. If other readers have any tips for using various configurations of hardware and software, please send them in to Workbench.
You haven't started too badly. You have declared a structure more or less. It should go like this: Struct record 1 char ’name; char ‘address 1; char *address2; char ‘address3; char ‘phone; I Now the structure is there, but no records have been set up. To do this you need to declare an entry, or more usefully an array of entries: Struct record entries[50); entry! 1]= ( “plop”,“Plop House”, “Plop lane”, “Plopbury” ,“0898 311322” I; So there you go. Make sure you differentiate between the structure name and the array name, and all your problems will be solved.
PC FORMAT I am currently’ at college and have to do all of my coursework on Pcs running Windows 3.0 and AmiPro 3. My question is this: is there any way to convert text files from an Amiga word processor such as Wordworth 3 or Final Writer 2, to a format that AmiPro understands? Would C.rossDOS be suitable for this purpose, or is there any way to get hold of filters which would enable me to save out text files in AmiPro format, and load them back in Amiga format?
Failing this, is there any way to convert the files to Word Perfect format?
Adam Nickells, Exeter. Devon You should be able to read standard ASCII files in any decent word processor, including those on the PC. You may find you have some trouble with linefeeds, but you can change the translation settings in ihe CrossDOScommodity. This is exactly the sort of thing that C.rossDOS was bundled with Workbench for.
ZAPPO CD-ROM DRIVE Here's a small tip for everyone with a Zappo CD- ROM drive. Reset your A1200 as normal, but instead of holding down the left mouse button, just hold down the Ctrl-button on your keyboard.
DISK BOTHER I have an A600, expanded to 2Mb with a second Zydec disk drive. My internal disk drive developed an annoying sound - a series of short clicks - whenever a disk was being accessed or written to.
This was more of an inconvenience than a problem. Then came a major headache.
My Workbench 2.05 has now become a Read Only disk. Thankfully, it was a back-up, but I can't take another copy of it because it is Read Only. I can't even format it and start all over. The only solution I can think of is to format it to a PC disk and then re-format it to an Amiga disk.
When I was decompressing the Blitz Basic Coverdisk (A132), another disk went the same way.
Both disks were write enabled and I was wondering whether you knew if it is a dead disk drive, a virus or something worse.
Tony Anderson. Bi lericay, Essex PS. Since writing this, I have just tried to save it on to a disk and that has gone as well! Help!
I reckon that the little pin that sticks out lo check whether the disk is write enabled or not is broken, missing, or at a funny angle. You should lake apart the drive and see if the pin (on the left side facing) goes through the hole or not. If it doesn’t.
Fix it in the proper place with some very Strong adhesive, such as Araldite.
PASSING THE PORT I have got an A500 with an A570 CD-ROM and an A590 hard drive. Both use the side expansion port, but neither have a thru port so unfortunately 1 have to keep removing one to use the other. Is there any way that I can have them both connected at the same time?
Kevin Hammond, Rustington. West Sussex Unfortunately, the answer is no. Theoretically, you could make an expansion doubler and do it. But in practice the interference generated by the hard drive and the CD-ROM would stop either from working properly.
LETTER FROM ISLAMABAD Please answer my questions and solve my problem because my only source of Amiga knowledge is reading Amiga Format.
1. If I buy an A4000 with a 24-bit graphics card such as the
Retina ZIII. EOS .Spectrum or Talon, what would it be lacking
compared to the future AAA machines in terms of graphics
capability? ’Hie Talon card from DKB features a built-in
64-bit display controller, will this card make the AGA machine
fully .AAA compatible?
2. If I buy a Multiscan monitor with 0.26 mm dot pitch and
frequency range of 23.5-86KH7. horizontal, 50-120Hz vertical,
will it show all the standard Amiga resolutions, PC. SVGA and
the highest possible resolutions that a 24-bit card could
produce?
3. Are the 64-bit (RISC) processor chip and the forthcoming
Motorola 68060 processor the same thing? Will I be able to
replace a 68040 25 with a RISC processor?
4. I know that there are two kinds of PC!
Emulators widely available for the Amiga. One is the Bridge board type such as Commodore, Cortex, and G Gate and the other one is the Emplant 486 DX Emulisation Module. They both claim to provide Continued overleaf 4
* full PC compatibility at top speed. Why is there such a great
difference in price between the two? Emplant costs £95.90 from
Hobbvte but the Bridgeboards cost several hundred pounds more.
5. If I buy a PAL A4000 and try to run NTSC versions of the
software will thev work, and will PAL software run on an NTSC
A4000? What configuration change is required to convert an
NTSC A4000 into an A4000 with a PAL system?
6. How much of the serious Amiga software such as word
processors. DTP and graphics programs is available on CD-ROM?
1 read in a back issue of Amiga Formal that Vista Pro V3.0 is
now available on a CD-ROM. Do you know where 1 can find it?
7. 1 want to buy a 3D rendering program such as Lightwave,
Imagine 3.0 or Real 3D 2.0, which is the best one? 1 have got
the Amiga Format Imagine
2. 0 Coverdisk (AF53), can I still upgrade to Imagine 3.0 by
using the form in that Issue?
Ahsan Shamin, Islamabad, Pakistan
1. Graphically. 1 would think that it would compare well. You
have to take into consideration that it may not be fully
compatible with any AAA hardware which may be released.
2. It will not show any of the PAL lores modes, as used by many
games, which could be a problem. It would need to sync down to
15.6KH . for normal Amiga screenmodes. You could however use
Productivity and DoublePal modes, and possibly Super72.
Basically, it works for everything that runs through Workbench
because you can select mode promotion and force everything
into DoublePal at least.
3. These are not the same thing at all. The 68000 series is based
on CISC technology, the RISC chips are quite different. They
will not be pin-for-pin replacements. See our RISC feature in
AF66 for an in-depth explanation.
4. The reason the Emplant emulator is so cheap is that the PC
module is an add-on to the Emplant system you need the
Emplant hardware to run it. It will probably be a lot better
than the Bridgeboard type, but it is not released yet. Look
out for the review in AF when it does appear.
5. The A4000 was designed to run in PAL or NTSC. You can set this
with the boot menu, or if it is a more permanent change, there
is a jumper on the motherboard to switch between the modes.
Most NTSC software runs on PM. Machines, particularly stulf written in the last two years.
6. None really. CD-ROM drives are.
Apparently, not common enough among Amiga owners to make it worthwhile. There is a CD version of VistaPro, but only for the PC.
7. Lightwave is certainly the best of the 3D rendering bunch, but
if you can't afford it, Meridian are still doing good deals on
Imagine3.0. Call them on 0181 543 3500.
1 There are two different ways in which your memory is used on the Amiga. Chip memory is interfaced to the DMA (Direct Memory Access) bus.
Allowing it to be accessed directly by the CPU or any of the custom chips. Because of this direct access, it is often slower than Fast RAM. Fast RAM can be accessed only by the CPU.
2 The amount of Chip memory you can add to your Amiga is determined by the Agnus chip.
Older A500s can only access 512K of Chip RAM.
Later versions of Agnus allowed 1Mb or 2Mb of Chip RAM to be added. All new Amigas are capable of having 2Mb of Chip RAM. Which is fitted as standard to the A1200.
4 Some utilities, either provided with Workbench or available from Public Domain libraries, help make the most effective use of your memory. The most useful of these is FastMemfirst.
Which forces programs to use Fast memory in preference to Chip memory.
3 Older sound samplers and most art packages are limited by the amount of continuous Chip RAM they can access. This is because they use the graphics (Agnus or Alice) or the sound (Paula) chip's ability to address the Chip RAM directly to perform some tasks.
6 The trapdoor slots on the A500, A500. A600 and A1200 are one area used by most third party manufacturers as a path to add expansion memory. Depending on which Amiga you have.
5 Almost all memory which is added externally to the Amiga is Fast memory. There are many different type of Fast RAM expansion.
8 The main types of memory packages available are DIPs (Dual In-line Package). ZIP ( Zig-zag Inline Packages) and SIMMs (Single In-line Memory Module). All have their advantages and disadvantages, but mostly the preference is dictated by which is currently the cheapest due to fluctuating world demand.
4 The SIMMs used by most Amigas should be I double-sided 72-pin packages. Most expansions will use SIMMs designed for Pcs (which have an extra parity bit), but generally GVP expansions will not work with these SIMMs.
9 Expansion port add ons for the A500 and A500+, such as hard drives, often feature the ability to add extra Fast RAM. The Commodore A590 does so by way of DIPs. Whilst the GVP HD8+ uses SIMMs.
4 A Memory for the A40O0 or the A1200 should IV be 32-bit wide memory, which is more expensive but much faster than the 16-bit memory used by older Amigas.
Vast amounts of memory can be added this way.
Even the humble A500 can have 4Mb added via the trapdoor slot although this does require some hardware modification.
4 4 Memory can have different speeds, which I I can make a difference to memory-intensive processing tasks. Access times for an average memory device is around 90 nanoseconds.
7 RAM is usually added to the A1500 and A2000 by a Zorro card. Because of their versatile design, almost any memory package is catered for.
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One of the many uses you can put your DTP package to is the production of a community newspaper or club newsletter. We see quite a few examples of newsletters at -1 and to be brutally honest a lot (not all) of them are terrible.
The content is often fine but the presentation leaves a lot to be desired, yet the newsletter is one area where form and content go hand in hand - no matter how good the writing, it has to be presented in an attractive and easy-to-read way if you w-ant to encourage people to read it and get your message across clearly.
The two examples on the opposite page are of good design and bad design. Nobody expects you to create masterpieces straight away, but by following a few simple rules that have their basis in newspaper production, you should be able lo create an attractive newsletter.
The key elements that make up both pages - the number of columns (six), the masthead, the pictures and the advertisement are identical but using them carefully and employing a few simple techniques makes all the difference.
The annotations on the opposite page highlight some of the specific faults and good points of die two page designs, but let's consider some of the general elements of desktop publishing and look at how they have their basis in techniques developed in newspaper and. To a certain extent, magazine design.
Columns: In many wavs standard column widths are a completely redundant concept in desktop publishing because you can draw a text box across any measure you want and then join it to a text box across any other measure. For example, the first two paragraphs in the lead story on the Good Design page are in one text box which has been linked to text boxes across a different measure.
However, just about every desktop publishing program encourages you to work and think in columns, by giving you the option to determine the number of columns on a page when you first create a document. Most newspapers are still designed verv much along the concept of columns where text is usuallv set across either one or two columns and sometimes across one and half columns - two legs of text across three columns.
Part of the reason for this is historical. In the days of hot metal production, which was only 10 years or so ago. Newspapers just didn’t have the flexibility offered by desktop publishing programs to quicklv change page designs. So. A standard column measurement was a practical means of production. The other reason newspapers, and the pages opposite, use columns is advertising - the most efficient way of selling advertising is to give prices per column centimetre. So. In our examples the AMIGA Format ad is set across two columns, meaning that the page grid is made up of six columns. But
working in columns can restrict creative design - understand why you need them and then ignore them.
Headlines: One of the most liberating aspects of desktop publishing is the ability to change the size of text by a single point. This may not sound any great shakes until you consider that newspaper headlines traditionally stick to very strict type sizes: anything other than 18pt, 24pt, 30pt, 36pt, 42pt, 48pt, 60pt and 72pt was not, and in some cases still is not, allowed. If your headline didn't fit across your given measure in any one of those sizes, tough, you just had to start all over again.
By being able to set your headline in any type size you are able to build your page around the headline, a very different concept to writing the headline to fit the space available.
Working around advertisements: This is a problem that rarely troubles magazine designers because ads hardly ever appear on the same page as editorial. If you have advertising in your newsletter, then you need to plan your page around it.
In the Bad Design example, double column text has been placed directly on top of the double column ad. This gives the impression of extending the ad and distracts both from the impact of the text and the ad. In the Good Design example the text is set across a different measure than the ad, it's in a box and in a bold font, drawing attention both to the text and the ad. If you have advertisements in your newsletter, always rule them off or put them in a 2pt box to separate them from text. '5 USING COLOUR You don't need to go to the expense of using full colour to add colour to your pages. It's
actually possible to give the impression of colour with a black and white program (such as the PageSetter 2 Coverdisk from AFS3) by putting text on a tint background and using white text on a black background - this is known as a WOB (White On Black).
You can also add colour by printing your documents on two plates - one black and one of either the Cyan. Yellow or Magenta plates. For example, our rather excellent Backstage subscribers' newsletter is printed on two plates. Any colour other than black on the document (in this case a rather pleasing green) is printed on the second plate of film, and you then tell the printer what colour ink you wish the second plate to be printed with.
JANUARY 1995 It can be tempting to go overboard with a second colour and use it too often on the page - you then lose the contrast between the black and the second colour which rather defeats the object. If you intend to use a second colour it's worth talking to the film bureau and the printers to find out exactly how they want you to prepare your document for output and printing.
Headline doesn't fit: White space can be used to great effect in design, but not like this. The headline is so short it looks as though something is missing and the eye is drawn away from the text to the yawning white space.
All fonts are the same: This page is a disaster, but K might have looked slightly better if it included a bold typeface or at leas* a different font.
Text flows badly: The text is broken by the picture several times and jumps from near the bottom of the column to the top. Making the eye travel almost the entire length of the page to read the story.
No horizontal stress: The page reads from top to bottom - there is nothing to break up this ‘wallpaper effect'.
Text not boxed off: The double column text would be more effective if it was ruled off from single column text.
Bad use of text: By placing double column text on top of a double column ad the effect is to extend the ad and distract from the text.
Hampers and anchors: A device such as this to 'lock' the top of the page is known as a hamper (don’t ask us why). A story that lends horizontal stress and weight to the bottom of the page is, for more obvious reasons, known as an anchor.
Bastard measure: Although the page is based on a six column grid, there's no need for the text to be flowed straight into the grid in six columns. Altering the width of the columns helps break the monotony of the text. A column of any width other than that of the standard column width is known as a bastard measure.
Intro text highlighted: The reader's eye is immediately drawn to the most important part of the page - the first paragraph of the lead story. This is achieved by using bold text a point size bigger than the body text across a wide measure.
Different type sizes: The first paragraph is in 10pt bold, the second paragraph is in 9pt and where it changes measure and goes into the narrower column width it goes into 8.5pt. If it stayed at 9pt it would look too big across the narrower measure.
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tutorials, Jason Holborn explores the effects you can create
with the Perspective tool. If you have any questions about
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Ithe building blocks of a wall. One This is our main brush. Windows and Using the Perspective feature of To give them individual character, brick, carefully laid, can last a mL doors are just filled rectangles drawn Dpaint. The house front is multiplied colour the doors, and light alternate lifetime. Here's how to use a simple brush over the bricks. This house will now form to create a row of houses disappearing windows. The sky is a gradient fill and the fill to create your brick wall. The basis of our 3D terrace. Into the distance. Pavement and roof was drawn freehand.
Concluding our in-depth look al creating realistic images with art packages this month we'll tackle the Perspective mode. This lurks unused by coundess Amiga artists, but it can turn simple kiddy-scape drawings into truly professional-looking work.
In this example we'll create a landscape comprised of a single brush, spun in space to give a realistic street scene. If you imagine the card in the example below is a drawing of the front of the house, then imagine it spun in space, you're 90% of the way to understanding this tutorial.
Just like the card, we rotate the house brush once, then move it manually back along the Z plane to create a terrace of homes. The house is a simple rectangle filled widt a brick pattern. You can see how this pattern has been created from the illustration - just a few bricks laid properly form the basis of an authentic pattern.
The window, curtain, and door rectangles are filled with solid colour, and a light effect is simulated by having some of the windows filled with yellow. Don’t forget to colour the lintels above the windows and doors.
Once the front of the house is completed, cut it out as a brush, and call up the Perspective requester. This brush is angled from left to right, receding as it goes. So press keypad 5 until the X angle reads 40 degrees.
If your brush looks a little large, even at its furthest depth (al the far right of the screen), you can push the image back and forward in space along the Z plane by pressing keys : (colon) and (hash symbol) while in Perspective mode.
Turn Anti-Alias on to High. With your angled brush outlined on screen, move it to the very left GETTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE The cards retreat back into the screen | Ihow do you turn a boring rectangle into a flashy card? Simply use the Symmetry tool, that's how!
This tutorial shows how perspective works and how Dpaint figures out all the complicated business to give you full range to move objects in and out of space. Drawing an object to give a precise feeling of 3D depth can be quite difficult and it’s all too easy to get the perspective wrong but with Dpaints Perspective tool, all the hard work is done for you.
Let's have a go at creating an image that uses the Perspective tool. The playing card is the first thing to create. It's a simple white rectangle with the rounded comer effect achieved by erasing the pixel on each comer using the Freehand tool to draw in the background colour. A smaller rectangle 2 Here's how perspective works. The card is swivelled and recedes the further left you place it.
Is drawn inside in pink, leaving a white margin. The pattern is interesting - using the Symmetry tool, and the points value set to two, place the centre of symmetry bang in the middle of the card.
Now when you draw in Freehand mode, your pattern replicates on the opposite half of the card.
Clever eh! This works with fill colours too, so once the design is done, fill in a few sections to add variety and et voilal - one playing card!
From the Effect AntiAlias pull-down menu, set AntiAlias to High in order to give the best possible image when rendering. Cut out your card as a brush, and from the Effect Perspective menu, select Do.
Your brush is now shown outlined on the screen.
3 With AntiAlias on high, your cards are drawn accurately as you place one on top of the other.
With a couple of benchmarks showing the top and the right sides labelled X and Y. You control perspective via the keypad - we want to turn the image into the screen, so alter the Y rotation by pressing keypad 4; the middle of the three figures showing the perspective setting on the menu bar now counts down. Stop pressing the key when the readout is 0 -45 0. Your brush will now have rotated exactly to where we want it.
If you move the brush about the screen, you can see how it re-sizes itself depending on its location.
The further left you move, the smaller (further away in space) your brush is. If you look at the illustration, you'll see how the first brush has been 5 Just to add the final touch I used a transparent yellow fill to imitate the lit windows casting pools of light on to the pavement, and added multi-outlined text filled with the brick pattern.
Of the screen and draw it down. Ii will take some time for Dpaint to draw ihe image, but the anti aliasing will make a much cleaner job of it. Once the image is drawn, move the brush horizontally so its edge butts up to the edge of the newly-drawn house front, and paint it down again. Continue like this until you reach the right hand edge of the screen. You should now have created a terrace of red-brick homes.
Unfortunately, they are all the same, but by touching up curtains, front door paint, and adding light to alternate windows, you can individualise them more realistically. The roof is just a filled grey shape against a gradient-filled sky.
And the pavement was drawn freehand. A nice touch is the glow of the windows hitting the kerb, achieved with Dpainl's Translucency option set to 50%. And a light yellow paint colour.
The beauty of this technique is that it works with almost anything - fences, mountains, trees, even crowds of people. Draw your image in 2D, then make a masterpiece using Perspective.
Itake one digitised image or even a PhotoCO picture, convert it to a screen mode which can be used in Dpaint and we have our source image. In this particular case, the image was dropped down to low resolution with 32 colours.
2 The image is then picked up as a brush and rotated using the Perspective tool. Going back to the main Dpaint screen, we then select the Fill Screen option from the Perspective menu and et voila!
FILL ME IN One of the more useful Dpaint functions when you're trying to create a perspective effect is the Fill requester, and once again Dpaint does a lot of the hard work for you leaving you to concentrate on the aesthetic, rather than the technical, aspect of your work.
Once you've defined the perspective on your brush, you can fill the screen with an image. This creates some useful background effects, and can even be incorporated into animations using moving Animbrushes (don't get me started on Animbrushes. This is the last tutorial, and I could go on for ages about the joys of Animbrushes).
In this simple example a single image is rotated in space (using -32. 32, 32 to define the X, Y and Z rotation) and used as the Fill type from the Fill requester. Dpaint works out the depth, and a line of translucent bas relief text (explained in last issue’s tutorial) completes the image.
3 Add some text and you have a really striking image. Perspective can come in particularly useful when preparing screens for video work and multimedia presentations.
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3 To mark a range over a section of sample, drag the mouse (using the left mouse button) from the start to the end of the section of sample. It should now Im- highlighted in white. The Range Start and Range End numeric boxes (at the top right ol the window) show the actual byte positions of the start and end of the range. Find the Pitch gadgets (these are directly below the waveform on the far right of the display). To change the playing pilch from C-2 to 03. Hold down the left mouse button on the 02 and press the I key . Release the mouse button. Now to play the marked range at the playing
pilch (03), find the Play button (it's on the left of the third row of gadgets below the waveform). Try marking ranges over other parts of the waveform, and play ing them at different pitches. You can plav around with the sample by rearranging and deleting sections of waveform until the order of the words changes.
Ed Wiles explores how you can use the OctaMED Sample Editor to add all sorts of effects to your tunes.
Last month we looked at how you can add effects to your music by using the player commands, now we're going to play around with vocal effects by delving into the OctaMED Sample Editor.
Iload in a sample, play it when it's loaded and then click on Edit Sample (upper screen, second row) to open the Sample Editor. The squiggly black line in this window is the sample's waveform, which is a graphic representation of the sample. The Sample Editor is used to change the whole or part of the waveform, which can involve copying sections of the waveform to other places in the sample, changing the volume or pitch of the waveform, creating echo effects, and much more. The white line across the centre of the waveform marks zero volume. The further away from the white line a point on the
waveform is, the louder the point's volume.
2 Press the I key to play the sample in note C-3. Now. Listening carefully, press the following keys to plav the sample at different pitches: P T B Q).
Notice that the higher the pitch, the quicker the sample is played. So pitches are created by playing the sample at different speeds. If you look at the screen 4 One way to mark a range is to type its byte positions directly into the Range Start and End boxes. Click inside the Range Start box, delete its contents then type 0 and press Return. Now click inside the Range End box.
Delete its contents then type in a value to represent a given point in the sample and press Return (I'll leave it up to you to decide which value you enter). Hit the Play button to hear the results of your newly edited sample.
The words within a vocal sample such as this can easily be identified as each individual word is displayed as a series of peaks.
OCTAMED TUTORIAL JANUARY 1995 ET7T3 trasr I Clrzr I ( v I Fast* |«t | 5 Next we'll remove a section of sample. Roughly mark a range over a section of sample. Now to accurately adjust the range’s start, hold down the Shift key. Hold down the left mouse button on anywhere to the left of the range (the grey area), then drag the mouse left or right and the Range Start displav yvill change. To adjust the range's end: hold Shift, hold dorvn the left mouse button on anywhere to the right of the range, then drag the mouse until you're happy with the Range End. Play this range by clicking Play, then
delete it using Erase. Play the whole sample using the keyboard.
6 To copy and paste a section of sample to the start of the sample we need to extend the range to the very end of the waveform: hold doyvn Shift, then dtag the mouse over the waveform to the very right of the screen. Now to cut the range to the Sample Editor's copy buffer, click Cut (beside Play).
Set both Range Start and Range End to 0 hy clicking inside each of them and pressing Olrl-X, 0 and Return. Now paste the copy buffer at the Range Start position hy clicking Paste. Click Show All to display the entire sample. Play the sample using the key board; it should sound very weird indeed.
7 Next we're going to try out one of OctaMED’s special effects: echoing.
We'll echo the end of a sample so that the sample slowly fades away. First we need to add some extra space to the end of the sample; this extra space yvill contain the echo. To increase the total sample size lo. Say. 70.000 bytes, activate the Buffsize numeric box (above the waveform), press Ctrl-X to clear it. Then enter a value larger than the total sample size and press Return. Click Retain in the requester that appears. Notice the extra space that appears al the end of the waveform. Now change Range Start and Range End so the start position is about tyvo thirds along the total length of
the sample and the end position is at the very end of the sample (lor echoing, you need to range both the echoed part and the extra space). Play the range using the Play button.
8 Now open the Echo window by selecting Effects menu - Echo. The meanings of the three numeric boxes should be fairly clear (don't worry about Volume Decrease). Change the Echo Rate from 400 to 6.000 in the JUST LOOK AT THAT EFFECTS MENU
• Change Pitch: if the pitch is lowered, the sample becomes
longer, and vice-versa.
• Mix: mixes the current sample (source) with the copy buffer
(destination), storing the result in the current sample.
• Filter Boost: filters (reduces noise) and boosts (brightens)
the range.
Averaging affects strength, crank Distance right up for some weird effects.
• Create Noise: adds noise to the range at the specified level.
• Create Chord: creates chords of two to four notes from the
current sample. Specify the chord's notes by pressing the keys
while holding the left mouse button on the pitch boxes.
• Use Zoom In and Zoom Out to magnify and reduce the display The
display box shows how many bytes are currently being displayed.
Use the black scroll bar or the lefts and rtght keys to move
around the sample.
• Click Play Display to play the current display. (When you've
finished, dick Show All to display the whole sample.
• Using Freehand you can modify the waveform by drawing with the
mouse, just like Dpaint. The display size is 628 bytes maximum,
mind.
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marked by the range.
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• Discard Copy Buffer (Edit menu) tells the copy buffer to shut
up.
Usual way (the- actual definition of Echo Rate is the number of bvtcs between the start of each echo), and set Number of Echoes to 5. Now click Do Echo.
When it's finished (it takes my A.500 38 seconds), close the Echo window and play the sample. Notice that there is a lot of extra space after the final echo.
We could range the extra space and click Erase to remove it. But there's an easier way: select Edit menu - Remove Unused Space. Note that the sample size is now significantly less.
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A new Shareware collection of manga- style models featuring three exquisitely-designed 3D models in Imagine TDDD format is now available from the 24Bit Club.
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For further details, contact Direction Technologies on 01 188 454400. And mention that you're interested in using the SHAblamm card with Ijghhuave.
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• Modeller unable to load at all.
This is generally caused by a faulty Workbench. Reinstall Workbench.
• Lightium'e crashes when using Power Macros, or WaveMaker.
Axiom Software say that the lix is to load the scene into Lightwave, don't press Continue, hut save the scene out, and reload it back in again. The problem is due to a bug in Lightwave ?. 5, which docs not set up a default light in the scene. No lights - bang... program crash! Saving out the srenefile makes it into a Lightwave 7.5- compatible version.
The latest news, tips hints and advice on 3D rendering from the 24Bit Club.
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• Errors in Modeller when using fonts or Boolean operations.
This is a known Modeller bug. And vou should use the update patch disk to cure this fault. The new Ughtwave Modeller update can now be downloaded from the ‘24Bit Club section of the Black Hole Bulletin Board (0121 421 4835) or send a disk and the return postage to the 24Bit Club at 6 Skirsa Square. Floor One.
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Spongs of exporioiafs Richard Baguley explains exactly what happened with the Amiga Format Bulletin Board Spong!
And introduces the all new Son Of Spong!
AMITCP GOES COMMERCIAL Version 4 of the Amiga networking software AmiTCP has been released as a commercial product. Previous versions are still available, but now there is a fully functional demo of Version 4 available on the Internet (on any Aminet site). A whole host of new functions have been added, including several rewritten utilities and optimised versions of the programs for use with faster processors.
There is also a printed manual which goes with the program. A single-user version of AmiTCP 4 costs £61 (plus £4 p&p). I'll be taking a look at the full commercial version of AmiTCP in a future issue. Further information is available from inf06nsdi.fi. .Although being busy wasn't a problem in itself, the response of the callers was. Many people expected the entire magazine and every Coverdisk we'd ever done to l e freely available. Although some of the news and PD mentioned in Amiga Formal was there. Spong! Was designed to be an additional feature of the magazine, not something that replaced
it.
Things started to go a little bit wrong from then on. Shortly after I'd spent a lot ol time setting up a large number of file areas from a CD- ROM drive, an error 011 the hard disk caused the loss of several of the configuration files.
Fortunately. I had backed up most of the files on the BBS. So all I needed to do was to restore them from the back-up. But this turned out to be corrupted as well. Faced with the complete loss of or 01482 473871) Although Spong! Has gone, we have made alternative arrangements and can now introduce Spong2! Which has been combined with an existing Bulletin Board in Hull (Metnet Triangle) to form Son Of Spong!.
This allows you to send messages to both Amiga Format and Amiga Shoppar and to download the PD and Shareware programs reviewed in both of those magazines. You can even use Son Of Spong! To enter any competitions in the magazine (although you need to know the answers first of course).
Metnet Triangle Bulletin Board (and Son Of Spong!) Can be contacted on either 01482 4422S1 or 01482 473871 (modem numbers).
Hy not leave Amiga Format Many months ago. When I was a lowly sialT'writer on this magazine and the deadlines seemed so much further apart. I had a great idea. Why not start up an Amiga Formal Bulletin Board? After all.
Wre were already spending several pages every issue telling people how fabulous Com ms is. So why not provide them with an easy way to get into it?
So, we put one of our machines in the back room, wired up a couple of telephone lines and we were away. I spent several evenings configuring the software and several more loading files and generally making sure everything was all right. We got a Fidonet Node number and started getting mail. It all seemed to be working all right, so we decided to lei our readers loose on it.
Although I had expected it to be busy. I never anticipated the sheer volume of calls that we received, with several hundred in the first few days. In fact, it was so busy that we were unable to call out for any mail, because immediately alter someone bung up. Somebody else would call in.
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So what have we learned from the Spong!
Experience? Two things: firstly, running a BBS takes a hell of a lot of work and secondly, some Connns users are ungrateful so-and-sos who don't appreciate our efforts.
The moral of the story? We promise to put a lot of effort into making Son Of Spong! Work - and don't forget the hard work that your local Sysop puts into keeping a BBS running.Just take a few minutes to say thanks every now and then and don't forget to buy them an orange juice if you happen to meet them down the boozer. '5 SON OF SPONG LIVES! (01482 442251 IsssSf 027 flAIl INC E01I0R (PU81IO (Reed: 2) late: I? Bov 94 17:03:38 ron Richard loyalty To Itidr Poo lo £..obj HrIt It a tenatt ot M Oct 01 Jot llitts wotr to to: Jit Hollo thorr. I tau tHr awiOrr in F. Joit a ftu ountioai. FiMtlo, Nat
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Michael Loader, Soft Logih Publishing, St Louis, USA And Marcus Dyson replies... Soft l.ogik are right in some areas, and I would like to apologise to them for any misrepresentation of their product.
On a pointrby-point basis:
1) tens referring to the fact that PS3 crashed whenever
launched under a partial installation. I ran the program and
obtained my screenshots under a full installation, but people
who do not have 11 Mb of hard disk space free would not be
able to run v3.() of PageStream.
2) I was not referring to the original announced release dale,
but to the fact that when 1 took over as editor of Amiga
Format in January 1993, Soft l.ogik were a I reads promising
revietu copies to the magazine "within a month ".
3) 1 was not criticising either Soft l.ogik or the Amiga
operating system. I was just pointing out a lack of
functionality the potential user will have to face. It is a
pity that the A miga OS does not allow double-clicking on text
sitings in requester boxes, I m s ure that if it did Soft
l.ogik would have implemented it.
4) I used PageStream 3 a lot, it crashed a lot, and I had to
re-start documents from the beginning a lot. This was a
frustrating anti confusing experience, during which I was sure
that I had managed to re-colour text at some point. accept
that I was wrong.
5) 1 was not comparing BME to AdPro, I merely pointed out that a
24-bit picture reduced to 256 colours in AdPro and displaced
in BME was superior to one fialette-reduced in BME itself
despite the fact that both these images use the same pen
colours.
Despite my comments in the review, and the disappointing score, I look forward to Soft Logik defeating the considerable teething problems that PageStream 3 is experiencing. I am sure the product has what it takes to be a superb DTP package, and can V wait to try a fully-featured and stable version on my machine.
I will II hope I am right about this Steve) be reviewing an updated version for Amiga Format as soon as Soft Ixigik release it (sounds good to me - SJ).
Marcus Dyson PIRACY SOLUTION I think that I might have solved the problem of software piracy.
I think it would be a good idea if companies sold a demo of the game on the shelf or by mail for, say £5, instead of the full game. On the disk would be information of how to purchase die full game and the price. If the customer liked tile demo they could then buv the full game. However, if the customer, after reading the reviews and trying the demo, decided the game wasn’t worth busing they would not have the hcaw burden of knowing they had burnt a £25 plus hole in their wallet and therefore would not be lured into piracy .
Could vou please inform some software houses for their opinions, maybe you could start a debate with other readers to get their ideas.
What do vou al Amiga Formal think about it. Would it work?
John Fielden, Halifax The text colour feature is not implemented yet. So Mr Dyson could never have coloured it even once.
AF: TIME (Bitmap Editor) is not too good at choosing palettes'.
If Mr Dyson had read the manual, he would have learned that the pen colours used to display pictures in BME are chosen by AmigaDOS, not by BME. He compared BME to AdPro, which is comparing apples to oranges. AdPro renders an image to a separate screen so it has control over all pen colours on that screen.
BME displays pictures in a window on a public screen, which means that some pen colours arc already assigned and reserved by AmigaDOS, and that pen colours must be shared. If BME rendered to a separate screen like AdPro. It would be free to work the same way as AdPro. But because HMF allows users to edit their pictures in an AmigaDOS window, it must conform to the Amiga colour allocation system.
I don V think selling cheap demo versions is a bad idea. Hut one of the excuses used by people who pirate, or receive pirated games, is that they wouldn 't have bought the game anyway, so the publishers don't lose out.
One of the great Shareware successes has been Doom on the PC, Continued overleaf Mailbag Send your letters to: Letters To The Editor, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
SOFT LOGIK SPEAKS I read with interest the review of PageStream 3 in the November issue of Amiga Formal. I am not disputing the rating (22% - SJ), nor the valid criticisms, but there are several glaring errors in this review.
AF: 'The program crashes whenever you try to load it'.
This is a blatantly false statement. How could Mr Dyson have made his screenshots if PageStream 3 crashed every time he tried to load it? What basis was there for this statement other than to disparage PageStream 3i None of the thousands of people using PageStream 3 have reported this problem, so it was a surprise to see this statement in your magazine.
AF: 'You can almost forgive Soft
l. ogik for it being two years late'.
It was exactly one year and two weeks later than the original announced release date.
AF: ’Values in the box cannot be doubled-i licked to highlight them for editing, so you have to click and delete'.
The Mac OS and Windows allow this functionality - AmigaDOS does not. It is hardly fair lo criticise us for not implementing something which is not supported in the Amiga Operating System. When versions of PageStream for Macintosh and Windows are released, users will be able to double-click to select text in a text string.
AF: ‘Text ran often not be re-coloured in PageStream 3 ’.
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IF YOU CANT SEE WHAT YQ1LWANT PLEASE PHONE AND ASK!**** whereby the fml level was put out us I’D aver the Set. And then people who wanted the later letvls had to register with id Software. So maybe that the way things will go in the future... THEME PARK 1 My warning is about the Electronic Arts game Theme I'ark. Which I bought for my A1200 which has 4Mb of memory and a 200Mb hard drive.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I installed Theme Park to hard drive to discover it consistently crashed from anything like live minutes to one hour into the game.
• Alter wasting several hours living different things suggested
in the troubleshooting guide, I gave up and phoned the
helpline. I was informed that the problem is with the game
itself. Apparently. This is because it hadn't been tested with
all types til Fast RAM and the only wav I can play it is from
floppies because the game then doesn't use more than 2Mb.
The fact Theme Park was installed to hard drive was one of the major selling points for me and consequently I have now returned the game to John Men ies.
Ex-EA customer. Alan Scott, Fife We've had a few complaints about Theme Park so we're collating all your comments lo send to FA. you W mind any hugs write to us at the usual address and mark your letter Theme Park.
THEME PARK 2 After eagerly reading your exclusive review of Theme Park (AF63'.I I %) I quickly ordered it from a mail ordci companv. Firstlv, I had to wait lor several weeks before receiving it (probahlv not your fault), and secondly after reading the manual discovered that I need 2.5Mb RAM before installing it on to my hard drive (AI200). This was not mentioned anywhere in your review or do vou assume everyone has spent £100 or more on an expansion Hicliard Stone, Nottingham THE BITS ON THE SIDE... Ah, yes. Steve McCall has come clean and accepted that this was an error of his devising. Hut
neither FA nor Bullfrog actually told us you need 2.5 Mb for Ihe installation lo take place (why 2. 5 Mbit) and. Unfortunately, our Al 200 hail a RAM expansion up its hum when Theme Park arrived.
However, it seems that FA were also anight on Ihe hop - Theme Park boxes nine have a stirkei on the front mentioning the put. 1 you ve got a copy which isn V hard disk installable on your Amiga, semi it hack and ask for a refund.
TESTING TIMES 11 In reference lo Mr (Heave's letter (ATM. Beta By Design) in which he asked how to become a beta tester. 1 would like to inform you of my experience. When I saw Silica's discount oiler for Wordworth 5.0 in AF. I (let ided lo upgrade and was Continued overleaf • Just a little note to say how much I like the Subscribers' Superdisk. I think it's wonderful. It’s probably my favourite part of the magazine, because it is always interesting and has some nice things on it.
James Prior, Waterlooville Aw shucks! All just part of our ongoing plan to make subscribers love us even more. And if YOU don't subscribe, just listen to that nice Mr Prior.
I am writing to you concerning the 3D graphic software Playmation (AF56). You said it was not available in the UK then but I was wondering whether it is now? If so can you give me the address of any stockists and the price?
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Two points regarding issue 64:
1) The review of Simon The Sorcerer on CD32.1 agree that using
the CD32 controller drives you into an insane, hysterical,
gibbering wreck, that's why I used the mouse as per the
manual's instructions, and thoroughly enjoyed the game
(personal rating 93%).
2) Why on the front cover has it got written under the Future
Publishing logo your guarantee of video where normally it has
written your guarantee of value?
John Moore, Manchester
1) We can't rely on every CD32 owner having bought a mouse as
well. But point taken.
2) This is what's known as a 'gag'. Since the cover, main feature
and a large proportion of the serious pages were dedicated to
desktop video on the Amiga, we thought it was funny to
desecrate the otherwise sacrosanct legend of Future
Publishing. Sort of.
I am an accountant who uses double-entry bookkeeping. My son has an A1200, and I want to know if it's any use to me in my work which is basically accounts and taxation for sole traders and partnerships.
Teddy Daniel, Birkenhead Only last issue, we reviewed Easy Ledgers 2 which earned itself a 94% AF Gold for being especially great at just this very subject. If you have a hard dnve and fancy a bit of double-entry action, contact Small Biz Software on 101 61 7491 9190 and be prepared to part with £180.
In the October issue you showed two fruit machine games programmed by John Ingham, but you didn't state where they can be obtained from. Can you tell me where I can buy them and the cost?
C Washboume, Cheltenham Hmph You didn't read the text very closely did you? Both Licenceware games are available for 13 99 from FI Licenceware at 31 Wellington Road, Exeter, Devon FX2 9DU.
RE: TALES OF RETAIL I note the comments made in your recant article with regard to technical support for Amiga users (The Jeff Walker Column, AF64). We are a small family-owned computer dealer, struggling to survive the low margins on Amiga products. I agree with many of the points made in your article, but I must disagree when you mention lack of expertise as a reason dealers cannot help.
We try to provide the best service we can to our customers, which includes fitting upgrades, installing software, fixing naff disks, installing printer drivers, holding hands with people who can't be bothered to read the manual and much more. All this time is paid for from profits and we would love to be able to employ more people to provide a better service. We have been guilty of the 'take it to where you got it or ring the software house' syndrome. We have no choice.
Profit margins do not allow us time to play with all the software and hardware we stock to give us the technical expertise that you consider we are lacking. I agree with your comments on training, it is however usually impossible to obtain a leaflet or point of sale material from distributors or manufacturers, let alone training.
Commodore are major culprits here.
Mail order firms start up. Undermine the market and go out of business. Any idiot can sell product at mail order prices and go broke owing money to distributors and publishers. The list as you know is very long. This is all paid for by the dealers still in business and the buying public We cannot match mail order prices and stay in business, but the public seem to think that we are profiteering and making a fortune.
The small dealer is the backbone of the Amiga market we try to help where we can but our resources are limited more by financial restraints than an unwillingness to train staff. We are now selling more and more PC products, not because we want to but because this is the way the market is leading, especially with the Commodore situation at the moment.
Vou are our customers, you pay our mortgages, without you we would not be here, but it is hard out here, the hours are long and the rewards not great. As far as we at Computer Store are concerned we will still do our best but it is becoming harder to provide the service customers expect and deserve and stay in business.
Give me a ring, come and see us and see the other side of the counter for a day, you are being unfair tarring us all with the same brush.
Roger Godsafe. Computer Store, Essex Over to Jeff... Perhaps unwittingly, Roger, you have confirmed pretty much everything I said in that column, and in an earlier column about how cutthroat dealers were in undermining the Amiga market. OK. I suggested that lack of expertise was normally the reason for poor after-sales support but before that I suggested that low profit margins were also a reason, the implication being that low profit margins equal little or no training, the end product being poor after-sales support.
Low profit margins is one of the excuses you tabled for it becoming harder for you to provide the after-sales service the customer expects and deserves, and still stay in business. Profit margins do not allow us time play with all the software and hardware. Your words. If I tarred you, it seems to me that you added a topcoat.
In your defence you have pointed your finger at the lack of support you have received from manufacturers and distributors, and from Commodore themselves. Fair point and one which I too made. It's such a shame that the tone of your letter is that the writing is on the wall. Just because you are selling more PC products does not mean that Amiga owners should be treated as second class citizens. They might want to buy a PC one day... one ol the many who received a great, but very bug-ridden product.
1 wrote to Digita. Detailing all the bugs I’d found and offered a few suggestions. I also added that if they required any more beta testers, I'd be pleased to oblige, and detailed my set up. A few days later I received a letter from Digita asking me to till in a non-disclosure form, and later another with beta versions of vS.Oa. This letter is being written in another version I’m evaluating.
Concerning piracy of beta versions. Digita personalise copies before sending them to us, so they can identify any leak.
2) From what I can gather, Backstage is written well in advance
of the issue it goes out with, reminiscing on the news of the
past month. I would prefer a Backstage written towards the
latter stages of the mag, so that any news loo late to be
printed in the mag could be passed on a month earlier to us
special readers. If there's no late news you could describe
the chaos that occurred creating that issue of the mag.
3) When you provide us with CG fonts, either on Coverdisks or
Subscribers’ Superdisks, please check the quality of them.
Zfutura (on TV*Text Pro) has an error on the letter Q, and the
letter C in BauhausLight and the letter U of BauhausThin are
obvious problems which make both fonts useless. May I suggest
that the alphabet is typed in lower case and capitals in large
and small si es to locale these errors.
Jonathan Day. Lincolnshire Yes, Backstage is written weeks lie ore Amiga Format goes on sale; we simply ran V prepare Backstage any later because it has to be printed ready to be inserted in the finished Subscribers' magazines. Such are the rigours of magazine production. For instance, I'm answering these letters on November 8 (my birthday, as it happens). Then I'll do Backstage, which has to be finished by... er... oh. Tomorrow (yikes!). And the magazine doesn 'I actually go on sale until December 15!
Ive did tell you to ignore 7.futura because it was included as a last-minute bonus, but was later tested and fou nd to be unusable. The Bauhaus fonts obviously slipped through our net, but Jason Holboni assures me that he always runs the fonts through Typesmith lo check their quality and integrity. don't think you II find fault with any of the recent fonts we've given you.
SET FOR ADVENTURE Back in the dark ages, I owned an Amstrad CPC464, and I remember there being some decent adventure creators available, the most popular being Graphic Adventure Creator, and The QuilL Well, now, I own an Amiga 500+ with 2Mb of memory, a 42Mb Black Dawn was created in AMOS, which just happens to be on the Coverdisk.
THE MAN AT THE TOP Write to Commodore UK managing director David Pleasance do Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath BA1 2BW.
Hard drive and Canon huhblejet.
Quite a step up.
Anyway, in the October 1994 issue of Amiga Format there were two graphic adventures. Slarba.se Jand Black Dawn (PI) Update, p!9-SJ) I would like to know what program these were written in because 1 am a budding adventure writer, but the likes of A MOS are just not dedicated enough for the production of quality adventures - not in my experience.
If you would be so kind as to tell me what program each of these adventures were written on. Then I could produce some great adventures! Anyway, if not, is there a PD adventure creator? I haven’t seen one. Please help.
Andrew Thetwell, Budding Adivnture Creator, Stohe-on- Trent Good news and bad news. Bad news: they were both written in AMOS' I As well as the fruit machine simulators on the same page). Good news: this issue lias AMOS Pro on the Coverdisk, and in’er the coming months we'll be telling you just how lo get the most out of this astonishing package. With some technical knowledge and a little imagination. I'm sure you'll be knocking out great adventure games every half an hour - or so.
FAULTY MOTION VIDEO Thanks for allowing me to let off steam regarding the MPEG demos on the Goverdisc of of the Amiga CD12 magazine. I have decided not to go overboard and complain regarding the quality of these demos but I genuinely feel this Goverdisc has put back the case for MPFG encoding by ten years.
To be fair the article in the magazine regarding MPEG was excellent and I hope you will set the record straight with editorial in AF to clear the confusion as to what this demo was or what it was supposed to do - it certainly was not MPEG to the standard laid down.
J Blachbum, Multi Media Machine, Bolton I agree that the demos were misleading to say the least. They were MPF.G encoded files, but running under software decomfnession - that's why they were so slow. The demos were intended to show MPEG technology at work, but, er, didn't. Just ignore them. OK! & I am a regular reader of the Future magazine Edge and have noticed that it has little faith in the Amiga or its future. Intentionally or otherwise, at every possible chance it says how inferior it is compared to the PlayStation or Saturn, yet defends the 3D0.1 am writing this letter to you and not
Edge because everyone who has written to Edge to defend the Amiga (me included) has been fobbed off with them dodging the questions.
Far be it from me to tell you what to do. I can only advise you and make you aware of the situation that persists in Edge. It would not be so bad if Edge were another cheap magazine - but it's not the reverse is true.
It is in fact the best-presented magazine available and on the whole it is well written. It is taken seriously by consumers and the software industry alike and was voted magazine of the year at the Indin Industry awards.
What I think is needed is for somebody with clout such as yourself, to write to Edge and defend the Amiga. Edge covers the future of interactive entertainment surely the Amiga is part of that and should be taken seriously within its pages. Because this magazine holds a lot of weight thousands of Amiga sales have undoubtedly been lost already, if something isn't done, thousands more will be.
Nick Donnelly, Ely. Cambs I'm sorry you're unhappy with the lack ol Amiga coverage in Edge. I agree with you that Edge is a good magazine, and I for one welcome its arrival. It's a measure of the size and diversity of the games industry that we have so many different titles - and opinions - to choose from. You need have no fears about the future of the Amiga as an interactive entertainment platform. I realise that over the past few months the Amiga may have seemed to be rather low profile. But we're tantalisingly close to completing our management buy-out and as soon as it goes through, we'll
be able to tell the world about all the great plans we have for the world's favourite home computer. I guarantee you'll be delighted.
Thanks for your support.
I visited some friends in Norway and used their A500+ for playing games, writing letters and generating pictures. It didn't take long before I realised that this was the computer for me. Returning home to Latvia I've tried to get an A1200 but unfortunately I haven't found anyone who sells it. Credit cards aren't available here so I can't order goods directly from the UK.
The computer market in Latvia is saturated by IBM machines. But Commodore could do well by marketing Amigas for university students and schools. Some of them still have ancient Russian-produced computers with 32K of RAM. As far as I know there are a handful of Amiga users in Latvia and they have a common problem of getting software as well as hardware for their machines.
So my problem is where to get an Amiga. And I have several questions:
1. Are there any Commodore dealers in the Baltic States (Latvia,
Estonia and Lithuania)?
2. If not - are Commodore going to establish an Amiga Centre here
soon?
3. If not - would it be possible for Commodore to send me an
A1200 with 80Mb hard drive and Frontier Innovations and or
Desktop Dynamite Pack, cash on delivery?
Girts Bensons. Latvia Thanks for your letter and welcome to the worldwide band of Amiga enthusiasts.
I appreciate your problem obtaining an Amiga in Latvia. You may not be aware that Commodore International went into liquidation earlier this year and the Commodore UK management team is currently trying to buy the whole Commodore business from the liquidators. We're nearly there, and we've been talking to distributors all over the world. I don't think we've spoken to anyone directly from the Baltic States yet but I'm very interested in what you say about the potential market for Amigas there. I will look into the possibility of appointing a distributor as soon as the buy-out is complete. We
don't sell direct at all- but hopefully you'll find an Amiga distributor near you before long.
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PORSCHE 944S fly Auburn Hodgson, Cleveland The A1200‘s AGA chip set may be ideal for creating great artwork but. As Auburn proves here, an A500 is still a useful artist's tool. Drawn by hand using Dpaint III, Auburn has made considerable use of gradient fills to create the illusion of more colours.
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HELL RAISER By Martin Edwards, South Glamorgan Clive Barker's Pin Head character is a very popular subject for Amiga Format Gallery artists. Drawn using Dpaint IV AGA on an A1200, the restricted colour palette gives this image an eerie feel.
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Camcorder Take a signal from a TV with SCART output Use a
satellite receiver as your output device Grab TV pictures or
video frames from your VCR's video output.
ProGrab"* is supplied with everything you'll need.
* ProGrab™ 24RT Digitiser fwith Power & Input Signal LEDs)
* ProGrab™ 24RT Software
* ¦ Parallel Connecting Cable ¦f Mains Power Supply Unit
ProGrab"* supports all recent Amigas and is also fully AGA
chipset compatible.
You can even work in the new graphics modes up to 1472 x 512 pixels in HAM 8 Amiga RAM permitting images are digitised in 24txt. 16 7 million colours ProGrab"* suppons IFF ILBM. ILBM24.
Clipboard. JPEG. ProGrab"* File or AnimS file output formats.
ProGrab"*s software has Duilt in mono and colour animation facilities The number of frames is depenoanr upon your Amigas R4M For professional users the optional ProGrab"* PCMCIA Interface Connector is available for Maximum Data Throughput Preview Refresh Rates and they've sad "if you want to Canute reafctK images without spending a fcrture this is me too' c me jcb" Now you can frame grab on your Amiga for just £129 with ProGrab™ 24RT... .95 ProGrab™ supports any Amiga with KickStart 2.C or later and I 5Mb minimum free RAM Amiga Frame Grabbing has just taken a Fall... in Price but definitely
not in quality!
The revolutionary new ProGrab™ 24RT with Teletext is a 24-bit real time colour frame grabber and digitiser costing less than any of its rivals! Whilst ProGrab™ has slashed the price of frame grabbing on the Amiga, it has been bestowed the Amiga Format Gold Award and many rave reviews for its ease of use and excellent quality results!
With ProGrab™ you needn't be an expert in Amiga Video technology either.
Simple 3 stage operation ensures you get the right result - real time, after time!
STAGE 1... Select any video source with composite output. This could be a camcorder, TV with SCART output, satellite receiver, domestic VCR player or standard TV signal passing through your VCR player... the choice is yours.
STAGE 2... Using ProGrab,M's software, select an image you wish to capture in its on screen preview window |because the hardware grabs a frame in real time, there's no need for a still frame facility on the source device) and. ProGrab™ even includes a Teletext viewing capturing facility from suitable inputs. Once grabbed, simply download the image to your Amiga for full screen viewing.
STAGE 3... Use the saved image in your ( favourite Amiga Word Processing, Desk Top Publishing or Graphics j software packages.
M ProGrab™ really makes it Y-Y that simple!
ProGrab"* has recency been awarded Amga Fermat GoW wnr a score erf 92% and con-r'ents like ‘PTcGfaO hardware is top nacn" and 'for sneer value for money ProGrab cannot be beater" w ¦ ny y i ProGrab"* nas just been given Amiga Sncpper s BEST BUY f :"i n -1 '.urn 94 . And theyVe sad "if you want to caoure re wstK Mi n CU Amiga's rating at 86% sad ProGrab"' is 'Just me jco for WL i i JI L Tli begimcts and semitwofcssionafs cn a tigni budget' and very hard to beat For the money, nothing can tcucn if To ge: your rands on ProGrab"'. Call out sales line on 01-773-836781 or Ask us for a wt of
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Derbyshire. DE55 7BP AMOS Pro Unleash your creative powers with this amazing programming language. AMOS Professional is the perfect program for writing your very own games, demos, applications and utilities.
ATR Sensible World of Soccer Exclusive Christmas levels from Team 17’s totally fantastic All Terrain Racing plus the ultimate demo of this Sensible sensation.
Stocking Fillers AF rounds up some cheap ’n’ cheerful Amiga peripherals to soak up your excess cash this Christmas!
The Lion King AMIGA Disk 67c FORMAT Beautiful animation, lots of colour, an engaging plot and a happy ending. And that’s just the film. Check out our Coverdisk to see why the Lion King is vying with Aladdin for the title of best animated platform game ever.
Supplement Get a free taster of our more technical sister magazine!
1 Make a copy of your original Workbench disk, or your usual start-up disk.
2 lease add £350 p*p tor disks and boxes or 399 i overnight E&0E 3 With the AMIGA Genitizer Graphic Tablet you can streamline the operation of most graphic or CAD programs ¦ The Genitizer Graphic Tablet utilises latest technology to offer up to 1OOO dpi resolution at the tip of a stylus.
¦ Complete 9"x6" digitizing area plus super accurate stylus combine to enable fast, accurate and easy control.
¦ Works by "mouse emulation" so the Genitizer will work with most pockoges where mouse input is the usual method-Deluxe Paint, Photon Paint, CAD Packages, etc. ¦ Supplied with template for Deluxe Paint.
¦ Full easy to follow instructions.
¦ This is the input method used on professional systems-now you can add a new dimension to graphics cad.
4 Crashes when using Segment memory This can happen if you don’t have a minimum of 8Mb of RAM. But if you enter a Segment memory number such as 99999999999, l.iglitwunr reports back a message saying there is not enough free memory to support that si e. However, if you click on the Continue button, it calculates the correct configuration.

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