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Amiga Technology UK’s bold sales prediction of 60,000 A1200 units sold by Christmas has received a boost with the strongest line-up of productivity and multimedia software yet seen in any Amiga bundle. The new bundle, named Amiga Magic, will be sold in two configurations: a floppy version and a hard drive version - the first time the A1200 has been available with an official hard drive option. The floppy version will cost £399. Feature Workbench 3.I. and comprise of the following, preciously unreleased, software: Wordworth 4 SE, Datastorr, Organiser and TurboCaU from Digita: Personal Paint 6.4 from C loanto; and Photogenics I. la from Aimathera. The games software consists of Pinball Mania from 21st Century Entertainment and Whin from Flair. The hard drive version costs £ 100 more at £499 and sports a 17(). lb hard drive with Workbench 3.1 already installed. Aside from all of the above software, the bundle will also include the Scala MM300 multimedia package. THE SOFTWARE THEY CHOSE The bundling strategy chosen by Amiga Technologies UK hinges on the productivity and graphic side of the Amiga. Amiga Format warmly welcomes the approach. Here’s what you’ll be picking up with the machine: ORGANISER Quite literally a filofax tucked away inside the electronic heart of the Amiga, Organiser consists of four sections: a calendar, diary, address book and supplements section. Just like Datastorr and Wordworth 4 SE before it, file integration with Turbo Calc is an integral part of the code.

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XjSjIEs Reviewed - the game that will relaunch A1200 Amiga Atrophy?
Details of a new game that pushes the boundaries of AGA techology - page 12 ScanDoubler II is a full 24-bit AGA flicker fixer which automatically de-interlaces all AGA screen modes and Kan doubles non-interlaced PAL NTSC modes to allow VGA monitors to display them. Supports VGA, S-VGA and Multiscan monitors.
Pixel sharp picture, even at 1440 horizontal resolution and has a standard 15-pin VGA type connector. Comes with composite video S VHS outputs.
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£349 £10 OCTOGEN 2008 ....£129 TANDEM CD-DE £69 £25 HEWLETT PACKARD 1 GIGABYTE 3.5 SCSI ..£459 MICROPOLIS 2 GIGABYTE 3.5 SCSI ..£659 4 GIGABYTE 3.5 SCSI .£1099 9 GIGABYTE 3.5 SCSI .£2199 HITACHI 340MB 2.5 IDE ......£189 510MB 2.5 IDE ......£299 810MB 2.5 IDE ......£599 1 GIGABYTE 2.5 IDE .£719 OTHERS 80MB 2.5 IDE ..£70 120MB 2.5 IDE .£95 External IDE hard disk for the A500 comes complete with an internal ROM switcher, and upgradable to 4M8 RAM M-TEC AT500 BARE ....£99 M-TEC AT500 420MB ..£259
MEMORY REQUIRES 30-PIN SIMMS Disk Expander can add upto to 50% to your hard drive capacity and works with all drives including SCSI. IDE.
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Save 1.5MB on a standard floppy drive and 3MB when used in conjunction with the XL Drive 1.76. FLOPPY EXPANDER DISK EXPANDER External PCMCIA 3.5" IDE hard disk OVERDRIVE BARE . £99 OVERDRIVE 420MB £259 2 TO 4 GIGABYTE .£659 4 TO 8 GIGABYTE ...£899 2 TO 4 CARTRIDGE DL90 £12 4 TO 8 CARTRIDGE DL120 £19.95 Backup to 520MB onto a 4hr VH5 tape.
Version 3 has new backup modes for Amiga's with a 68020 or higher CPU.
VIDEO BACKUP SCART ..£65 VIDEO BACKUP PHONO .£60 UPGRADE TO VERSION 3 £20 128 OPTICAL .£479 230MB OPTICAL .....£719
1. 3 GIGABYTE OPTICAL £1999 230MB OPTICAL DISK ......£29.95
1. 3 GIGABYTE DISK £139.95 256 x 32 SIMM 72-PIN (1MB) . .
£40 512 X 32 SIMM 72-PIN (2MB)____£75 1 X 32 SIMM
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SIMM (16MB) ..£449 1 X 8 SIMM 32-PIN (1MB) ......£30 4 X
8 SIMM 32-PIN (4MB) .....£139 1 X 4 STATIC COLUMN A3000 . .
£25 1 X 4 DIP .£25 256 X 4 DIP
£5 1 X 1 DIP ..£5 CIA
.....£12 GARY ...£19
PAULA ...£19 DENISE ..£19
SUPER DENISE .£25 KEYBOARD IC .£12
FAT AGNUS 1MB ......£19 FAT AGNUS 2 MB ......£29
PRINTER CABLE .£6 RS232 CABLE
...£6 SCSI EXTERNAL £15 WORKBENCH
3.1 A500 2000 . . . £85 WORKBENCH 3.1 A3000 4000 . . £95 ROM
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AURA £79.95 MEGALOSOUND ...£29.95
VIDEOMASTER AGA £59.95 VIDEOMASTER AGA RGB . £99.95
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DATAFLYER SCSI+ ONLY £69.99 SQUIRREL SCSI INTERFACE ALSO AVAILABLE £59.99 PCMCIA fitting SCSI interface The Dataflyer is a 16 bit SCSI II controller card that converts the signals on the internal IDE interface to also run SCSI devices at the same time as the IDE hard drive.
The Dataflyer SCSI+ will operate upto 5 SCSI devices such as CD-ROMS, hard drives, SyQuest removeable drives, tape back up drives etc. Unlike other SCSI interfaces, the Dataflyer SCSI+ is compatible with all known accelerators etc and it does not stop you from utilising any of the important expansion ports on your A1200.
The Dataflyer SCSI+ easily installs into the A1200 (simply pushes in, no need to remove the metal shield) and provides a 25 way D connector through the blanking plate at the back of the A1200. Full instructions and software supplied.
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MAGAZINE THIS MONTH SERIOUSLY AMIGA AMIGA NEWS “pTl New Amiga
contain a bundles have hit standard A1200 with a the streets,
but do plethora of * ¦ ¦- , « ¦ software, they live up to the
expectations?... p12 Getting into 3D r V This is your chance to
find out all there is to know about how to fully explorethe
third dimension. Pius: We teach you all the ins and outs of
Real 3D ifi our step-by-step tutorial.
Introduction 89 Cinema 4D Preview 91 This has been Germany's favourite renderer for a long time. Now version two is hitting the UK shortly, we take a sneak look at it.
Falcon 040 92 Until now, the A1200 has always played second fiddle to the A4000 in terms of speed, but will the Falcon accelerator change all that?
ScanDoubler AGA flicker-fixer 95 Interlaced screens are bad for your eyes and can flicker like crazy - is this new flicker-fixer the remedy?
Apollo 1230 97 It may not have an '040 chip, but the Apollo 1230 can still make your A1200 run six times as fast.
InfoNexus and DataNexus 100 Could this package help keep your life in order?
Power Stitch 256 105 This program will give you a quick and easy way of producing great cross stitch cloth designs.
NEC 6-speed CD-ROM drive 107 How useful can a super fast CD-ROM drive be?
CD-Write 108 Re-writable CD-ROMs? Can it really be true?
CD-ROM round-up 110 Five stonking CD-ROMs, three of which earn a Format Gold!
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Super Mario Kart look-alike Virtual Karting is given a test
drive as is Pole Position: FI Manager, Thomas the Tank Engine
Pinball, Tracksuit Manager 2, Seventh Sword of Mendor, Star
Crusader, and Super Tennis Champs. Wowee!
Charts 49 Pinball Mania 51 Hollywood Hustler 54 LEFT: Super Streetfighter CD» Men beat up women, women beat up men... and no one calls the police.
RIGHT: Hollywood Hustler A card game where it's a game in itself just trying to play the game.
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Games Check 6; Super Streetfighter 2 CD32 6 GameBusters 7' Re-releases 7( m Z*elu*lv, Coverdisk A: Real 3D Classic p140 We are giving away the full Real 3D Classic package, together with a covermounted 3D book, that will enable you to create some wonderful images on even a 1Mb Amiga. We have also got together with Activa to bring you some very special Real 3D upgrade offers.
Coverdisk B: Tiny Troops p138 Imagine playing Cannon Fodder mixed together with the control interface of Lemmings, but on cute backgrounds. Then you are imagining Tiny Troops and these little troopers can be found on our games Coverdisk this month.
«9Cfc THE ENHANCED WORLD p33 There are at least a dozen simple ways that a game can be made more of a joy to play. Join us on our quest for great games into the "Enhanced World".
Falcon p92 The Falcon 040 will take your A1200 to the limit. This accelerator board can handle approximately 18,670 000 instructions every second, making it decidedly Special Offers Back Issues Books Subscriptions Order Forms 130 133 134 135 137 Advertisers' Index Month In View Tim Smith Column Dale Bradford Column Public Domain Workbench Amiga.net Letters and Gallery CD Extra Next Month Format Forum 8 9 14 16 81 115 122 125 142 145 146 YOUR GUARANTEE OF VALUE This magazine comes from Future Publishing, a company founded just nine years ago but now selling more computer magazines than any
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sometimes.
Hill nothing has Ih-cii quite as strange as the overpowering sense of general strangeness now that we know the AI200 will In- on sale again across the connin’.
It lias Ik-cii a sen interesting time since the great Commodore collapse. No other home computer would have survived and the fact that the Amiga is back at all. However many units are sold over Christmas, owes a lot to loyal iiscis such as yourselves.
Amiga Technologies owes you a big vote ol thanks. Ix-t me add my personal thanks to that and give von mv assurance that as long as |H-ople are still using Amigas.
We’ll lie right here producing the Ik-si magazine we can.
The strength of the Amiga bundle has Ih-cii a hit of a surprise and the full details of the bundle, plus industry comments, kicks oil our news coverage on page 12.
The games that have Ih-cii included in the bundle are also a bit of a surprise.
Unlorlunaiely not a pleasant one. It is not the games that were chosen so much as the ones that got away, so to speak. However, you can discover for yourselves what we think of I'iaball Mania on page 51.
But I am gelling ahead of myself. I haven't even mentioned out rather fantastic Coverdisk vet. Krai 31) is quite tremendous software and it will run on any thing from an A500 to an A ttMKI 040.
I know many of von are keen Imaginr fans. Imii you should still lake a look at the disks. Ilml 31) is a solid modeller, which means that the iikhU-Is voii create arc truly scalable.
It is virtually unique in this respect.
Graeme Sandiford has produced an amazing feature to help vou understand the processes of 3D modelling and John Kcnncdv kicks oil our tutorial series on pages 21 and 28 respectively.
If all that isn't enough lot voii. There are some tremendous new products out this month, including Power Computing's Falcon 040 accelerator for the A1200. Ama inglv. It can Ih- faster than an A4000 040 and will also Ih- able to accept an 060 chip at a later dale!
See page 92.
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D'ease) I Name & Address_ | CREDIT CARD | EXPIRY DATE .Machine. Postcode 01SK Back with a Amiga Technology UK’s bold sales prediction of 60,000 A1200 units sold by Christmas has received a boost with the strongest line-up of productivity and multimedia software yet seen in any Amiga bundle.
The new bundle, named Amiga Magic, will be sold in two configurations: a floppy version and a hard drive version - the first time the A1200 has been available with an official hard drive option.
The floppy version will cost £399. Feature Workbench 3.I. and comprise of the following, preciously unreleased, software: Wordworth 4 SE, Datastorr, Organiser and TurboCaU from Digita: Personal Paint 6.4 from C loanto; and Photogenics I. la from Aimathera. The games software consists of Pinball Mania from 21st Century Entertainment and Whin from Flair.
The hard drive version costs £ 100 more at £499 and sports a 17(). lb hard drive with Workbench 3.1 already installed. Aside from all of the above software, the bundle will also include the Scala MM300 multimedia package.
THE SOFTWARE THEY CHOSE The bundling strategy chosen by Amiga Technologies UK hinges on the productivity and graphic side of the Amiga.
Amiga Format warmly welcomes the approach.
Here’s what you’ll be picking up with the machine: ORGANISER Quite literally a filofax tucked away inside the electronic heart of the Amiga, Organiser consists of four sections: a calendar, diary, address book and supplements section. Just like Datastorr and Wordworth 4 SE before it, file integration with Turbo Calc is an integral part of the code.
It is not as indispensable as Datastorr, Turbo Calc and Wordworth, but a very welcome addition to anyone's software collection.
NOVEMBER 1995 DATASTORE V1.1 Format reviewed version 1.0 of Datastorr in issue 69. We awarded it 88% and considered it to be: "Not exceptionally fast, but very friendly and packed with features".
Datastorr is a flat file database which means that it's laid out in a linear fashion, much like the pages of a book.
As such, it's very easy to use and only complete novices will find themselves referring to every page of the supplied manual Digita's spokesman declared that the differences between version 1.0 and 1.1 are mostly bug fixes from the original, although, file integration with Turbo Calc has also been included.
Again, another solid program with strong utilitarian worth.
WORDWORTH 4 SE In A 67, Nick Veitch awarded £49.95-package Wordworth 3.1 SE, 91% and concluded that it offered: "All die best bits of Wordworth 3.1 at a bargain price".
Wordworth 4 SE, offers further improvements, according to Digita.
Upgraded features of the pack version include drag and drop style sheets, and numerous performance improvements.
Perhaps most important is the modularity of design which allows version 4 SE to integrate with Turbo Calc 3.3- another member of the pack. Digita's Print Manager is also provided, so anyone could be printing impressive documents within hours.
Anyone looking for a cheap, efficient method of running a small business should definitely consider die package.
TURBOCALC V3.5 The last time Amiga Format visited TurboCatc, an electronic spreadsheet, it was in its version 2.0 incarnation. We awarded it 84% in A 65 and concluded that it was: “...ideal for small business use".
At the time of the original review, it didn't boast the claimed file integration with all of the above packages. This alone should make it more attractive to small businesses and people on a tight budget.
Along with Wordworth and Data Store this software completes the kind of software suite you would expect to find bundled with more expensive computer systems aimed at small business.
Turbo Calc is now being developed and produced by Digita.
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• The new Amiga Magic packs are here, but what do you actually
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• New game pushes AGA envelope pi4-15
• Guildhall tie the knot with Leading Edge, pi6-17
• Film maker wins award using Amiga......pi8 "The 68040 runs
fairly hot normally, but the Falcon's CPU was actually quite
cool - even when the board was left on constantly for three
days it functioned properly without overheating..." FALCON '040
PAGE 92 The hopes of a sell-out over the Christinas period have
been further bolstered by the announcement that the bundles
will be sold in Escom stores across ihe UK. In addition, two
distributors will be taking care of distribution here -
Commodore’s old favourite. SDL, and. Although not confirmed at
the time of going to press, software distributor, I.eisuresoft.
Both distributors have proven track records for excellence and
are expected to obtain maximum penetration into the retail
sector - the express target being that every town in the
country should have around four shops stocking and selling the
new Amiga bundles.
Despite the generally perceived high price point of the bundles, the nominal value of the software in the packs falls just below the £500 mark.
While an excellent deal, this in itself may not be enough to shift the
60. 000 expec'ted sales due to stiff competition, media hype and
market domination from corporate giants such as Sega, Sony
and MicroSoft.
WILL IT SELL?
There’s 110 doubt that despite the high value of the Amiga Magic bundles, price is going to be a major factor in their potential success. The bundles are not likely to be snapped up straight away by existing owners looking to upgrade, who may decide to stick it out for another Christmas in the hope that standalone machines will be available at a later date.
Independent dealers may be keen to take the Amiga back at any price, but they may not order quite so many. One retailer of an important independent chain based in Norfolk, Will Copeland, has gone on record stating that if a bundle, or even a standalone machine, had gone 011 sale at £‘299. He would have ordered 100 straight away. At £399, he’s stated that he’ll only be buying ten.
Conversely, Giles Hunter, Managing Director of Guildhall narrated a tale to us at ECTS about his chain of five retail outlets. During the summer they got hold of around 100 A1200s. Due to the high price they had obtained them at. They were forced to sell them on to the public at £350 as standalone machines.
The first couple of weeks 011 sale were discouraging. In the first week they’d sold one. In the second week five had gone. In the third week fifteen departed from the shops. By the fifth week all of the machines had been sold. This was without advertising of any kind. Their availability had passed through the Amiga grapevine and in retrospect they’d been quickly snapped up.
Due to this, Giles reckons lie’ll be more than happy to stock the new bundles. "They’ll sell, and sell well. There’s a latent market out there just waiting to snap them up. 60,000 seems a bit optimistic, but you never know...” P a a P e a i n a g n g m a PERSONAL PAINT 6.4 Hailed as a Deluxe Paint beater, Cloanto’s Personal Paint art and animation package represents a terrific introduction to the heady world of graphics packages on die Amiga. Its design means that it’s easy to learn and use. The suite of features includes image processing, stereogram generation and animation editing.
Nick Veitch, Editor of Amiga Format, awarded version 6.1 a tremendous 88% in AF6S and couldn’t recommend it suongly enough. “It can only be a matter of time and upgrades before this is the best paint package ever,” he asserted.
Could this be the upgrade that makes all the difference? We shall be reviewing this version of the software in the next issue.
PHOTOGENICS
1. 1A The strongest of the software packages in the bundle.
Photogenics from Almathera is an image processor so powerful that it has the potential to beat Adobe Photoshop.
W'e were so impressed with Photogenics vl.O that we awarded it a Format Gold of 95% in AF68 and judged it to be: “...the image manipulation tool that the .Amiga has been waiting for a long time”.
New users and users upgrading from non-AGA machines will find Photogenics a dream to use. It offers unrivalled power and is one of the many programs that users of other platforms would die for.
An upgrade for existing Photogenics owners and those purchasing the bundle is expected to be announced soon.
PINBALL MANIA The fourth in a series of pinball tides from 21st Century Entertainment.
The game offers four different tables. Each sports its own features and gaming strategies, and 011 the whole is a reasonably entertaining game. Surprisingly, though, considering that it’s A1200only, it isn’t as good as 21st Century's previous title. Pinball Illusions. As a showcase for the power of the AGA chipset, it fails.
Most of the Amiga game developers we spoke to expressed joy that Pinball Mania had been included in the pack. "New Amiga Magic pack owners are going to be gagging to play a good game after trying out the games in this bundle," said one well-known developer.
WHIZZ “Sdnky armpits" and "minging oxters” were the choice words used to describe this 38% effort in AF7I.
While we certainly can understand the inclusion of Pinball Mania in the Amiga Magic bundle
- strong brand name, popular appeal, easy to play - the possible
merits of Whizz are beyond us.
Though A1200-only, it doesn’t look any better than A500 600 games, such as Cannon Fodder.
T he control system is awkward beyond belief and the gameplay content is almost non-existent.
G s 1 ri 90 S ui Once again, game developers have cautiously welcomed the inclusion of Whizz because they reckon it'll be given about an hour’s play and then never be played again. Where was Gloom or Skidmarks we ask?
NOVEMBER 1995 NEWS ? I The Smith Column EE Chip shortage delays accelerator wars move over to another processor for their new range of computers, the PowerPC RISC chip, also manufactured by Motorola.
This and other factors have meant that although ‘060 chips are in production, they are not currently being shipped to Europe in sufficient quantity to satisfy1 demand.
It may be some more months before boards such as the Blizzard 1260 can be produced in quantity and, in a sellers' market, the chips may cost more than accelerator manufacturers counted on.
Amiga Technologies will also be attempting to secure supplies of the '060 chip for the faster version of the A4000T, tentatively scheduled for a November release.
The Falcon '040 board is reviewed on page 92 of this issue.
That should know better Is ¦lannkf ¦ ¦HlM ¦¦ .1 simpiy gening no In the writ large upon It? Could I fudge. There Just doesn't seem to be a push for the technology, unless you consider the following rumoured scenario which I would like to see refuted or otherwise from official sources before I'm an old man (October 30th this year If you want to send me a card): The scenario b e i n g mooted In some quarters that should know better Is that Escom are simply getting rid of Inventory (the Amigas left in the warehouses), hence the stupid pricing and the new bundle, but no new machines to speak of
for the average person. The company merely bought the name and the technology In order to use the chipset for set-top boxes that can be sold to enable multimedia delivery or even Internet provision.
The Amiga, In fact, Is heading for small black boxness, being owned by gentrffied old ladles from Sutton Coldfield and Walsall, and being set on top of Sonys with Michael Barrymore playing underneath.
Noui, call mea demented, drug-addled, old scrote with a Bristol Rovers' shirt for brains, but I think this could be quite a loss to the thousands of families In the country who could do with a cheap, efficient, flexible computer for the home. With all the latest Wln95 furore, I would have thought that a small advertising campaign saying “Erm, the Amiga has been able to do this shit for years... and It's cheaper" would have shown some good thinking. But, hey, who am I to comment.
Contact Tim Smith on gashead®cix.oompulink.oo.uk and ga8head@teajnl7.oom The opinions expressed In this column are hardly ever those of Amiga format.
Sl’ue just got back from ECTS (The European Computer Trade Show) at downtown Olympia where the suits and pony tails (a lower ponytail count this year, what with Gazza’s short- haired fashion statement) were milling around, pressing the flesh and maximising the upslding of the unit throughput scenarios. ECTS is a trade show, a place where companies come to 'do business’, to show off their new wares and to generally flash the business cards.
In the best traditions of Investigative Journalism, I sat around the bar with several over-priced bottles of Bud, waiting for people to bustle past and eventually bumped Into David Pleasance. For those of you new to the Amiga, David was the Join top banana at Commodore UK before the Great Fiasco.
Ujell, aside from looking a little aged, David seems to be doing okay for himself, with a recording studio up and running, but he, like me, was bemused to see no large Amiga presence at Olympia. Aside from a few games (Including Teaml7’s - for whom I work - Worms) the Amiga had almost been sliced out of history. Why Is this? Here I was at Europe's premier forum for computing shenanigans, and could I see a stand with “Amiga! The Future Is Here!"
Hm The designers of both the Falcon and the Blizzard accelerator cards are claiming to have 68060 versions all-but ready - but they can’t ship yet due to a worldwide shortage of the '060 chips.
The Motorola '060 is the fastest processor in the 68K family, the range of chips chosen to power the Amiga and Apple Macintosh range of computers.
The chip, which is the rough equivalent of the Pentium processor found in modern IBM compatibles, is also more efficient than earlier members of the family.
This improved efficiency and lower current requirements mean that the ‘060 does not generate as much heat as the 68040, which had previously been a major headache for designers.
However, one of Motorola’s major customers, Apple, have chosen to At the recent Amiga Technologies press conference, the specification and price of the A4000T was revealed.
Amid gasps of disbelief and muted mutterings, John Smith, UK Sales Manager of Amiga Technologies, revealed that the tower would have the following spec: Workbench 3.1, a 25MHz 040 processor, a 1 Gb hard drive, 6Mb of RAM and the Amiga Magic software bundle, including Scata MM300.
The price has been set at a frankly astonishing f 2,230 including VAT.
Compared to the price of Pentium Pcs, Amiga Formal believes that this price is ludicrously high and uncompetitive, even for the corporate multimedia market.. Maybe Amiga Technologies will prove us wrong. Maybe... How Much?
New Amiga software developer.
Intersect Developments, have pledged themselves to the cause of innovative, AGA-specific programming techniques in games.
Their first game, a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up going by the name of Atrophy will feature, they claim, "AGA techniques and hardware tricks never seen before".
Rather than be concerned with the millstone of programming for OCS ECS machines, Intersect have opted to squeeze every last ounce of power out of the, up till now, sadly under-utilised AGA chipset.
Format received a video of several levels of the game in play. The scrolling was impressive, as was the size of the main player-controlled sprites, the parallax scrolling and the use of colour.
COMPLETE DEDICATION Even more impressive is Intersect's commitment to the .Amiga scene: "We Multi-Sync Multimedia madness Unfortunately, we made a gaff in last issue’s review of the excellent Scala MM400.
We quoted Meridian Software Distribution as the distributor of this product, when in fact it is Silica.
The correct price for Scala MM400 is actually £299.
To order your copy, or to find out more about this program, call Silica on 0181 309 1111.
Are completely dedicated to the Amiga and everything it stands for...” Despite being relatively unheard of, Intersect have been around for over nine years in one hardware programming form or another.
In their correspondence with us they mentioned that talks were in progress with a publisher.
Format can exclusively reveal that the publisher, barring any mishaps at the last hurdle, will be none other than Guildhall.
Guildhall, the people responsible for bringing top grade, innovative games to the UK Amigas, such as Skidmarks, Super Skidmarks, Roadkill, Guardian, Fears, and Gloom, reflect the spirit of Intersect.
"Amiga programmers are the most talented around," enthused Giles Hunter, MD of Guildhall. 'They care passionately about the machine they program. That's why they come to us.
They know that we treat them as people and not as numbers the way the big boys do."
Atrophy should be finished by mid- October, in time for a Christmas release. Three other projects are currently "under construction". We'll bring you the details as and when we get them.
Monitor In order to compliment the new Amiga bundles, Amiga Technologies have licensed a 15-38KHz multi-sync monitor from Microvitec.
Featuring a 14 inch screen and a .28 dot pitch, the monitor will display any of the Amiga's native resolutions.
The price has been set at a very reasonable £299 and, unlike the A4000T, represents very good value for money.
The new monitor from Amiga Technologies Gmbh. Yesterday.
Niblets »%»»•»«»» The Amiga has Atrophied AMIGA ARTIST EXHIBITS WARES Amiga artist Paul Hamilton will be exhibiting his work at the: Reflections Gallery In Exeter 8c Devon Arts Centre, Gandy Street, Exeter from 4th - 28th October.
Admission Is free and visitors will be able to view Paul's dye sublimation prints at their leisure.
The pictures themselves were created using Photogenlcs 1.2, Heal 3D v2.4, and Dpalnt 4 AQA on an A4000 030.
ATTENTION ALL AMIGA ANIMATORS Josh Clark. Editor In Chief of Gatjin Press, is currently working on an animated version of his cartoon strip character. Ariel High School Devil.
But he needs the help of talented Amiga animators if his idea for a commercial video Is to come to fruition.
He can’t guarantee payment unless the project is successful, but royalties are on offer If the video sells.
AnlmS files are the ideal format although Josh stressed that he can take almost any other format.
Any animation work is acceptable and, Indeed, welcomed. Animators whose work Is chosen can expect to be sent a script.
8end your animations to Josh at 2 Blrkdale Drive, Tmminghftm Grimsby, DN40 2LB. For more Information, telephone 01469 874 623.
Dlhe Bradford ColumnlEZlf- & Gloom, Gloom, Gloom Well, no doubt you've read all about the new A1200 bundle by now. Predictable It may be.
F but even the most iaded cynic j 7 would have to admit that there are some Jolly Impressive products jjjwith the A1200 rising In price, and Pcs continuing to fall, the difference between a 486 (66MHz.
4Mb RAM. 540Mb hard drive and SVGA monitor) and an A1200HD with monitor Is barely worth mentioning. Indeed, by the time this Is printed, the Amiga may even be more expensive, depending on where you shop.
Trying to match the PC software bundles, with their "all things to all men’ approach. Is one way of reclaiming martlet share, but I would prefer to see Amiga Technologies offer the Amiga as solutions to particular needs. How? By launching a minimum of half-a-dozen bundled packs, each containing complimentary software packages based on a theme.
Impractical? Not at all: the only difference between the packs would be the bundled software. A retailer would therefore only need to stock one of each software pack and Just one machine, yet be able to satisfy six Individual customers' requirements.
There could be packs based around business, games, video, art, music, education and creation. The creation Fans of Gloom will find themselves very well catered for in the next few months. Black Magic are set to release Gloom Deluxe, a Gloom Data Disk, and Gloom 2 CD32.
Gloom Deluxe will feature enhanced graphics and is set to run on any Amiga with ‘2Mb of RAM and an accelerator.
The High Street date for release is the end of September.
The Gloom Data Disk caters for existing A1200 Gloom owners and features a cornucopia of new levels with enhanced' graphics. Street dale is set for around the end of October.
Last, but not least, of the new offerings is Gloom 2 CD32. The title is going to be changed to sound a bit more exciting, but the game itself will feature the same engine, driving a set of new levels with superior graphics.
The release date has been set for the end of October.
Pack could include something like Blitz with oodles of addons for instance, plus enough easy-to-understand tutorials (maybe from AF back Issues?) To get a complete novice 'creating' almost Immediately.
Digita Upgrades on the way Amiga Technologies could then sponsor these new software authors, perhaps setting up their own label to publish the best examples. Some of the bundles could be even more carefully targeted: education could have several sub-choices, such as English. Maths, History, etc. fls for marketing, each bundle would have a different target market, so should be promoted In suitable specialist publications, such as those aimed at muslc camcorder educatlon or whatever, enthusiasts.
Aren’t salesmen these days taught to ’sell the benefits - not the features’? So when Jo and Joanne Bloggs wander Into their local Escom because they've been told they need a computer, the salesman should first make the effort to discover what they actually need It for and then recommend accordingly.
After all, given the choice between finding their own nlclte software to run on their £1.500, multimedia mega machine, or buying a complete solution in one box for £499, what do you think they'd choose? Amiga Technologies should give them that choice.
Contact Dale Bradford by fax on 01633 896087.
The opinions expressed In The Bradford Column are hardly ever those of Amiga Format.
Existing owners of Digita products may be wondering why they haven't heard about the upcoming release of Wordworth 4 before it appeared in the Amiga Magic bundle. Jeremy Rihll, Managing Director of Digita told us: "I am sure our users will understand that our first priority has been to support Amiga Technologies with the re- Final Calc - release looms It seems like a long time ago that we previewed Final CaU, the final piece in an impressive suite of software from Softwood, mot e notable for Final Writer.
It was actually a long time ago - way back in AF70- but we haven't forgotten what promised to be the best Amiga spreadsheet software ever.
It's certainly something that would show up expensive software found on the Mac or PC., with features such as Postscript support, regression analysis, background recalc and a problem solving tool, to say nothing of an impressive selection of graphs.
Introduction of the Amiga. Now that we have successfully accomplished that task, we are working fiat out toward finishing the upgrades."
"All registered Digita users will be fully briefed and offered the opportunity of low-cost upgrades in the forthcoming Autumn edition of the Digita Newsletter."
It seems that after much testing.
Final Cate is almost ready to be released to the starving masses and we hope to bring you the definitive review in the next issue.
Leading Edge, a youtig, dynamic, innovative software developer look set to lie the knot with software distributor Guildhall in a move that should prove lucrative for both parties.
Leading Edge are putting the final touches to their AGA-only Bomberman Dynablaster clone, Blitz Bombers. As the name implies, the program has been written using the programmers' development system of choice. Blitz Basic.
Leading Edge Set To Explode With Guildhall We’ll have a full five levels of the game on next month's Coverdisk.
As a bit of a sneak preview, we can let you know that Bombers will feature 80 levels taking place over seven different scenarios and include four sub New Net Headache For Europe’s tax men games such as; Tag, Pang, Pac-Man, and Go Karts.
Alluringly, Leading Edge have followed the lead set by Acid's Super Skidmarks and included a Hi-Res 8- player link which will display the whole maze over a serial link with two Amigas and two screens.
Also included in Leading Edge's development plans is a game called Hath of Champions. This is going to be a Virtual Fighter style. 3D polygonal lighting game.
The fact that this hasn't been attempted before hasn't daunted Leading Edge.
We wish them luck in their endeavours and look fonvard to reviewing the finished edition of Blitz Bombers.
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Anyone who upgrades now that Amiga Magic is here may find this service of use.
For more information give Andrew a call on 01722 416074.
IF YOU LIKE THAT SORT OF THING Vauxh&ll Motors are the first UK car manufacturer to launch an Interactive advert on the Net.
Hailed as “different from the normal •list-like' websites", the user explores and experiences the Frontera through a menu of interactive screen displays featuring sound and video playback.
The ad can be checked out in design terms at http: www. Vauxhall .c
o. uk Despite the proclamations by Net 'freedom lighters' that
dissemination of information is the biggest single threat to
the autonomy and continuity of oppressive central government,
it seems that an army of Net bargain hunters are transcending
their more vocal brothers and sisters in the realm of
practicality.
Differences which still exist in taxation and import duties across the European Union mean that Net use can put the discerning user in the know about where to go for bargains.
Britain's already regularly raid France for booze, the French trespass on Belgium to buy cars and the Germans invade Poland for sausage and just about anything else going.
Countries unable to offer lower taxes for whatever reason may find themselves priced out of the consumer market. That this exposure to the real Iwelcorne to t h • 0 i o i C a¦h Wibitrvtr Q” M- cybershops power of ‘market forces’ will cause political instability is beyond doubt.
Just what effect this is likely to have in an increasingly paranoid world remains to be seen. Expect it to be a good laugh though.
"There's just one more target to light on the arrest row and we'll be able to bring judgement on a prisoner. If guilty, sentencing is next..." PINBALL MANIA PAGE 51 A radical mix of Film and video techniques coupled with innovative use of the power of the Amiga helped American film director Chaim Bianco assemble an award winning and critically acclaimed film.
Entitled the Pope of Utah, the film satirises the future of TV evangelism. So far, the Film has won the Best Feature Award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival and the Raindance Festival in London.
Amiga - The Film Makers Computer of Choice The video of the film has been released on the new Screen Edge video label and will be available to buy or rent from the 25th September.
The Pope of Utah is a dark comedy, sports a certificate 18 rating, and will cost £12.99. For more information, telephone 01253 712453 or, alternatively, point your WorldWideWeb server at: http: www.state51 .co.uk state51 visionarv Info Nexus update Last month we gave you the excellent demo versions on InfoNrxus 2 and DataNexus, but we completely forgot to tell you that Optonica have some great deals on the full versions of this software especially for Af readers.
The special offer price for the InfoNexm 2 bundle is £24.99, inclusive of postage and packing for UK residents (add £2 for overseas orders).
If you are still unconvinced, why don't you read the review on page 100?
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Format Inspires 3D User Group Amiga Format reader Spencer Jarvis was so inspired by the Imagine Coverdisk given away with issue 53 that he started an Imagine User Group.
The group, formed in January 94, has a couple of dozen members. Spencer contacted us because he would like to see the group grow. It offers a valuable object and attribute finding service, a monthly newsletter and unlimited technical support.
Beside membership of the group. Spencer is also offering an annual competition with prizes and a free disk with a selection of attributes and objects to new members.
In all, the club boasts a collection of over 3,000 objects, 600 attributes, 300 bumpmaps and 60Mb of text - all of which are available to club members.
For details of how to join this enthusiastic club, phone Spencer on 0S85 102633.
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ago are being over-shadowed by new productions like Lawnmower Man 2:Job's War,Johnny Mnemonic.
Casper The Ghost, Virtuosity and the gut- wTenching Species.
One reason for this is the new generation of 3D programs available.
However, it isn't just the “big boys" like Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) or Amblin, with their multi-million-dollar rendering farms, that have all the fun - you can grab a piece of the action too.
The next six pages explain the secrets behind stunning 3D graphics, how you can get into it with your Amiga, what programs are out there, what hardware you'll need and even how you can get a job in this exciting industry.
Continued overleaf e JL computer graphics. What, you know already? Well that's not surprising with so many films and TV programs featuring mind-blowing special FX that have only been made possible through use of new computer technology.
In fact, computer graphics technology is now so sophisticated and realistic that it is all but impossible to tell the difference between live action and computer-generated sequences.
Computer graphics have reached the point where if the script-writers and directors dream something up then it can be created by computer and. More importantly, made to took as real or unreal as they want.
Graphics technology has progressed so swiftly that films like Terminator 2 fT.
Ul Ik tt Ul O So what exactly are 3D graphics and why are they so special?
Mentioning 3D immediately conjures up images of people wearing multi-coloured glasses or virtual reality headsets. This is because at the moment it is impossible to view images or animations in true 3D on the 2D display of a monitor. TV or cinema screen. So what do we mean by 3D graphics?
I The term 3D graphics refers to the creative process rather than Slewing the result. A 3D graphics program can best be likened to a miniature universe where the three spatial dimensions (X.
Y and Z) are taken into account and into which can be placed objects - just like the real world. Instead of drawing images as you would on a canvas or in a paint program, you build objects in much the same way as a sculptor or model-maker would, creating a virtual object with height, width and depth.
One advantage of this is that once you’ve built an object and want to create an animation you don't have to make an object for each changing frame as you would if you were drawing a two-dimensional image. An object can be rotated, moved, sized and altered in many other ways, limited only by the abilities of your software. Just as in the real world objects can be given different colours and textures so that they can look more realistic.
LET THERE BE LIGHT One of the most important factors to be considered when trying to make a realistic image is lighting. Anybody who has studied art will recognise the Italian word Chiaroscuro (light and dark) which describes the relationship between light and shadow - contrast - which can give a picture extra definition, depth and an appearance of solidity.
This is one of the reasons why, even when they are not highly detailed.
R « m IA s These images show LightWav* doing what it does best - cinematic effects. The smaller ship moves into the destroyer's line of fire and then - wham! - blows into a million pieces. A lensflare and several null objects make for a spectacular explosion.
Tc Ul I Ul o Blow-by-blow images from 3D programs can appear realistic. Most 3D rendering packages actually simulate the way that we see images by emulating the way that light bounces off. Is absorbed, or passes through objects.
Especially when lighting is combined with moving objects, the human brain takes in the shifting shadows in an image, which behave in much the same way they would in real- life. And attributes them to the physical laws it takes for granted with the result that it "sees" the objects as being solid.
THE STARTING POINT Right, that’s the basics of computer graphics, but of course there is a lot more to it than that. Before you can start rendering your masterpieces or generating award-winning TV programs like Babylon 5 there are many more concepts and techniques that you'll have to understand and master.
Version 3 has addressed some these problems by improving the manual which has made it easier to learn how to use the program.
Real 3D Ts features include the best inverse kinematics of any Amiga 3D program, a large repertoire of primitives, excellent Boolean operators, good spline patch tools, shrink-wrapping which can deform objects with other objects, a powerful particle system and collision detection.
In a perfect world it would be ideal to have both Lightwave and Real 3D.
The starling point for any 3D project is building the models because you won't have interesting animations without anything to feature in them.
Modelling is the most time- consuming (in terms of human effort) element of a 3D project and many animators see it as a necessary evil and try avoid it - even if it means paving companies like ViewPoint Creative Labs to supply them.
Lightwave 3D 3.5 £816 • Premier Vision • 0171 721 7050 Amiga is a viable alternative to expensive workstations. Rendered images from Lightwave tend to be very clean and are typified by good lighting effects and by a great deal of over-kill in the lensflare department too!
Lightwave 3.5 was criticised for not having power tools like inverse kinematics and collision detection built-in. However, several third-party manufacturers are producing add-ons capable of such work. Version 4 is expected soon and should have lots of new features such as inverse kinematics and a plug-in architecture for adding third-party modules.
Revered by many as the ultimate combination of ease-of-use and power UghtWave has established itself as the Amiga's premier 3D package. Formerly only available with the NTSC-only Newtek Video Toaster, the stand-alone version of the program has made great inroads in to the European market.
Lightwave's biggest selling-point is its very intuitive interface which takes a cinematic approach to animation, with cameras and lighting set ups that will be familiar to anyone involved in video or theatrical work. Even people who have never used a 3D program before can very often find themselves producing quality animations surprisingly quickly.
This head, rendered in Imagine shows how effective bump maps can be if they are mixed with the right attributes.
This is the ideal choice for someone who wants to get into animation at a professional level quickly because it is ideal for creating flying-logo and space animations. However, at the moment it isn't that hot on character-based animation.
Another great help to its success is its use in numerous TV and film productions. This role has proved that the Real 3D 3 £399.95 • Actlva UK • 0181 402 5770 The arrival of the original Real 3D heralded the arrival of a new age for Amiga 3D graphics, enabling the easy creation of complicated objects and realistic surfaces. However, it was overshadowed by Imagine 2 and now plays second fiddle to Lightwave despite being more powerful.
The main problem with Real 3D.
Especially version 2, is its complicated interface. This is a shame because this is the most powerful program on the Amiga and it has some truly amazing features.
?* especially when a project has a tight deadline.
However, no matter how time- consuming it is modelling is an important factor. As a result, a good range of easy-to-use and powerful modelling tools should be one of the first things you have in mind when purchasing a 3D program.
There are two types of modeller on the Amiga; solid and skin modellers. The difference between them is that skin modellers create objects that are hollow and only have a skin whereas solid modellers create models that are solid.
THE PRIMITIVES Another important part of modelling are primitives. No, not individuals with sloping foreheads, rather these are basic building blocks for creating a model. They are simple mathematically- defined shapes that include things such as spheres, cubes, planes, pyramids, polyhedrons and discs.
A job well done Thsre is nothing like the feeling you get when you've finished a project. However, you might have to wait quite some time before actually seeing the fruits of your labour, because rendering can be a lengthy process. If you intend to get into 3D seriously you need the patience of a Buddhist monk - or a fast machine.
There is but one rule when considering what Amiga system you need to work In 3D and that's to buy the fastest machine and as much memory as you can afford. As an ideal starting point you should have a machine with an 030 processor, an FPU and at least 6Mb of memory.
If you are thinking of getting into professional 3D work, then you should go for a system with a 24-bit graphics card, an 040 or preferably an 060 processor, 16 to 32Mb of RAM and, at least a 1Gb hard disk.
These are usually the starting point for most models because the best way of modelling is to start with a simple shape and then add more and more detail.
While not very complicated by themselves, or particularly visually inspiring, these simple shapes can be joined together or used to remove pieces of each other to form more complicated objects.
This process of addition or removal | is accomplished through Boolean operators. These use Boolean logic to create new shapes from intersecting objects. For example, the And Boolean operator removes all parts of the objects operated on that do not overlap.
The Or operation does the exact opposite and effectively combines objects. One of the best range of Boolean operators can be found in Real 5 i w hose solid modelling techniques are ideally suited to such tools.
There are other ways to create complicated objects from simple shapes. These basic modelling techniques are available in most decent
31) programs and are the most commonly-used methods for
modelling.
They include functions such as Sweeping. Extruding anti Swinging flat objects and profiles.
Extruding objects sounds painful, but it is simply a matter of taking a fiat object and moving it along a pre-defined path and having it replicate itself a set number of times. Each of these replicas are joined together so that a new solid object is created. To illustrate this, you could take a circle and extrude it along a path to create a tunnel.
However, the tunnel doesn’t have to be straight because it follows the path you set for it which can be curved or even loop back on itself. Most programs also have a function that allows you to scale the object as it moves along a path which can be useful for making seashell shapes or the hull of a ship.
Sweeping and Swinging are similar to Extruding an object. The difference between Sweeping and Extruding is that while Extruding moves a profile or object along a path Sweeping rotates a profile around a path.
A classic example of this is creating a wine glass where you need only draw its profile and then rotate it 360 degrees around a vertical path (or axis), thereby creating a complete glass.
Where Sweeping and Swinging differ is that Swinging uses another path to control the scaling of the profile.
However, while useful, these basic modelling techniques are not the only methods used by today's 3D programs. Two power tools arc Metaballs and Spline patches. Metaballs is a tool that can be used create rounded and lumpy objects such as, enlaces or bodies.
While none of the Amiga's 3D programs have support for Metaballs as such, both UghtWave and Real 31) have tools that perform pretty much the same function - l-ightWavf uses a feature called Metaform and Real 31) can produce similar effects by creating several balls and then shrink-wrapping a mesh to them.
Spline patches are available in most programs and are created from several curves joined to create a mesh, which is very smooth ami is excellent for creating organic and aerodynamic shapes.
LIVEN IT UP!
Right, that's modelling out of the way, although I haven't covered NURBS yet [ Ed - that enough modelling. Thank you very much!]. After you have finished modelling your objects you may find that they are a little lack-lustre because they will appear plain and not very realistic. This is where texture-mapping can be used to liven up your objects and make them appear more realistic.
These are like surfaces - a bit like a wood veneer on a table - they cover the object and give their appearance.
Texture maps come in different flavours, the most commonly known of which is the colour map. This is simply a image which can be wrapped around an object to give it its colour.
Using this feature you can give objects a stoney, woodlike, metallic or even reptilian look.
£27.95 • Emerald Creative • 0181 715 8866 To give objects some texture you can also apply a bump map. Also known as an elevation map, to them. This image will be used by the program to add changes to the height of an object's surface - the lighter a pixel is the more raised this area will be and the darker the more recessed it will be.
Although bump maps and colour maps are the type of texture maps most often used there are plenty of others. These include transparency, clipping, luminosity, diffusion and This image from the Imagine Enhancer CD shows what can be done with rendered and photographic images.
Continued overleaf e Imagine 3 » Imagine has enjoyed a long run as the Amiga's most popular 3D package and evidence of its popularity can be found on the AmiNet where about 80 per cent of the images have been created in Imagine. However, some have found Imagine 3 a little disappointing because its interface hasn't improved very much and many of the new features are a little difficult to use and not very well explained in the manual.
Nonetheless, Imagine 3 has still retained a high level of popularity despite stiff opposition from Real 3D and Lightwave. Version 3 has plenty of new features, including a relatively powerful particle system. It also has a Vista Pro 3 This amazing product has found a home in many a graphic artist's software collection. It's a 3D fractal- landscape generator, but can also load areas of the real world by means of DEM (Digital Elevation Map) files.
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One of Imagine's strongest features are its excellent modelling tools that are great for making both precise mechanical objects and organic shapes. There are now three separate modelling editors; the Spline editor for creating smooth text the Detail editor for general modelling and the Forms editor for creating organic objects.
Imagine is still a force to be reckoned with and should get some extra fire-power with the imminent release of version 3.3 - look out for a review soon.
The images that can be generated with a little skill and good placing can be extremely beautiful and quite realistic. However, if you are not content with rendering the real world or fractal landscapes, a utility called Terraform is available for creating your own landscapes. Vista Pro also has a program called MakePath for creating animations.
«¦ reflectivity. Most of these have obvious functions, aside from clipping maps which clip objects to match their outline.
By combining these mapping methods almost any surface can be mimicked, from the surface of a pond to the festering hide of a repulsive space alien. There are also several methods of applying these textures to objects, such as spherical, tubular, cubic and planar.
STRUT YOUR STUFF After you've modelled your objects, and made them look pretty by adding texture maps, you get to the fun part - animating them! This is where 3D programs really get to strut their stuff with powerful tools and novel interfaces. In recent years most packages have almost universally accepted key-framing as their main animating system.
This works by the user moving, rotating, scaling or otherwise changing an object in stages and recording that stage as a key-frame. The beauty of this system is that the computer does all the hard work by working out the frames needed to link these key-frames.
However, there are occasions when key-framing is not the ideal solution - .hen there is a need for objects to interact, or several of them need to move under the infiuence of an external force.
This is when the big guns come into play and where most of the cutting- ¦dge of 3D technology is. A good However, the most powerful method is spline mapping which bends a texture to the contours of an object and then fixes it there, so that if the object bends, shrinks, crinkles or stretches the texture does the same.
Sometimes, ordinary texture maps do not do a sufficient job. This can be the case when dealing with large objects and camera close-ups when images that have been mapped on to an object can appear pixellated or distorted. The solution is to use procedural textures also known as mathematical or algorithmic textures.
These are textures that are defined mathematically and can be altered by changing a few numerical values. Their advantage is that they can be resized infinitely and remain smooth
- no matter how closely you zoom in.
However, they have one drawback in that they can incur huge rendering overheads. A good set of procedural BD work The Amiga is more than capable of producing professional- quality results in any graphics field. Now is actually a good time to be looking for a career in 3D graphics because there is a chronic shortage of good animators, especially in the games sector. But how do you get in on it?
(Well, the first thing you need to do is get a demo reel together - a collection of your best animations on video that can be seen by potential clients or employers. This can then be sent in to games companies or agencies, a great number of whom advertise monthly in our sister magazine. Edge.
Example of this is trying to create a realistic animation of a pool-break. This presents several problems, including having to individually control several balls and making them bounce off the sides of the table and each other in a realistic fashion. The tool you need to do this, without spending hours key- framing. Is collision detection.
This method uses the laws of physics to simulate the motions and interactions of each object. A tremendous example of this is Krai 31) 2 s animation system which can apply forces such as gravity, centrifugal force, tangential forces and give an object weight and mass.
Another important factor is trying to make articulated objects, like people and machinery, move in a natural way.
In most programs objects move independently so if you build a model of a human and then move one limb the others remain in the same position.
Parenting objects and rotating them can help, but the movements arc still not perfect. Yep. You guessed it, there is a way around this too. Inverse kinematics is a technique that makes object "stick" to each other so that as they move they drag objects that are attached with them.
Once again Real 3D 2 and 3 are blessed in this department, possessing the most powerful inverse kinematics system. Imagine 3 also has a rather cumbersome system and the belated LighlWave 4 should also feature inverse kinematics.
Sometimes, the sheer volume of objects in a scene can cause problems - imagine trying to create a blizzard or a scene with leaves blowing in the wind.
This is where particle systems arc indispensable because they enable you to control large numbers of objects at once, usually by defining the forces that affect them. Again Real 3D 2 and 3 have an excellent system and LighlWave has a add-on utility, but Imagine 3 also has a particle system built-in which is one of the major additions to this version.
The final step in any 3D project is rendering the scene you have created.
Textures and attributes as images so they can be used with other programs.
To give you an idea of how your textures will appear when rendered Forge can display them projected on to a plane or sphere and render in these formats too. It can even combine different attributes to create surfaces such as rusty metal or a pitted spacecraft hull.
Forge is not limited to producing single images and can be used to create animations too.
This is truly an indispensable resource for any 3D artist.
Doing any 3D work that involves a company's logo - just scan it in and convert it with PixelPro.
Other useful features include an Ahexx port object editing tools and special mode for ''painting' the colour of polygons.
PixelPro 2 supports the following file formats; Lightwave objects.
Lightwave scenes, Imagine, Sculpt 3D and 40. 3D Pro, DXF, 3D Studio.
Videoscape and Wavefront.
The first part of our Real 3D tutorial Is overleaf In thi* image Tobais Richter pays homage to 11 w sci-fi artist Chris Foss.
This is the process of making all of the objects appear real by calculating the way they should appear given their settings. Although the most common method is raytracing, where every ray of light is traced from each light source, to the objects and back to your eyes (the camera), nearly every program has its alternative methods.
Many of the programs can also add post effects such as lens flares, glossing surfaces and fog. These are great for generating special FX and can add atmosphere to rendering that can often appear artificially sterile and clean.
However, the most important factor to consider when rendering an image is lighting. Anyone who has seen films like Hltulf Hunnrr and Black Rain will appreciate how much a difference good lighting can make to a scene.
This is why most programs have several types of lights, there is ambient light which is the general light of a scene, spot lighLs and infinite lighLs which although having a point of source are infinitely far away.
By using these different lighting techniques images can be greatly enhanced. For example, a useful tip is not to have too high a level of ambient lighting because this drowns out the shadows which can make an object appear more solid. You can also point light sources to fake radiance and create shadows to accentuate certain features of object.
Once you've done all that you can sit back and let the machine get on with the grunt work of turning numbers and vectors into art or mind- blowing action. © One of Imagine s greatest assets Is an excellent collection of procedural textures called Essence. The two volumes contain a huge number of Imagine attributes and textures covering just about every surface.
The textures can be used to create cratered surfaces, fire, clouds, nebulas, bricks, mechanical surfaces, planet surfaces etc. The problem has always been that if you didn't have Imagine you couldn’t use these textures. With the arrival of Forge all that has changed, because this program can render Essence This is another indispensable program for anybody involved with 3D graphics because it is a 3D object convertor. This is especially useful if you need access to a wide range of objects in different file formats, or you prefer to model in one program and render in another.
As well as being able to convert several different 3D objects PixelPro 2 can also convert bitmap images and PostScript files to 3D objects. This is a great feature, especially if you are Essence and Forge Volume 1 or 2 £79.95 Emerald Creative 9 0181 715 8866 £185 * Premier Vision • 0171 721 7050 Real 3D Tutorial PROJECT 1 Creating a pawn Manipulating groups of objects 3 Now use the Lathe tool to create the body of the chess piece. Define an axis, and then draw the outline.
Click on key points with the left button. Press the right mouse button and the outline will be spun around the axis to create the solid shape. Notice how all the necessary objects have been automatically added.
Sset the colour of the pawn. First of all, pick the colour from the colour requester. Remember to make sure the pawn is selected first, otherwise the changes won't take place.
PROJECT 2 Igo back to the editor (press "q" and then click on the editor button) and select the pawn object again. Now copy it by pressing "c" or using Copy from the Modify Hierarchy menu.
2 You will see that a new object Pawn 1, has been created.
From the object list dick on the various names to see what our scene contains.
1 Press “n* to rename the project. It is a good idea to name as many parts as you can to make it easier to remember how objects and scenes were created.
2Create a sphere. You can either use the menu option, or click on the sphere icon in the bottom right of the screen. Click once with the left button to define its centre, then move the mouse and click again.
7 Now dick once on the pawn object from the list (when the object is selected, its name will then appear in the centre of the title bar), and then use the Modify Hierarchy Color menu option.
8 The pawn will now be rendered in this colour - at least until we define a material for it. When we'll have the option of adding any number of texture maps to change its appearance.
Have you had a look at the Real 3D Classic Coverdisk and flicked through our covermounted book? Then you are ready for John Kennedy's series of 3D tutorials.
I BlackPieces B i, shop 1 Bishop Rook 1 Queen King Pawns 9Check to see what the pawn will look like, by moving to the Solid modelling screen (press “q” or use the top right menu option). The default settings will be fine, so click on the Render button.
4 The pawn piece now consists of two separate levels: the sphere at the top and the body we created with the Lathe. The body itself also contains lots of pieces.
5 Create a new “roof project. This lets us duplicate the pawn and add other pieces. Building a "hierarchy- of pieces like this makes dealing with lots of elements in one go a lot simpler. Rename the root.
THE OBJECT LIST The object list contains a list of all the objects which are contained in your scene. The list is based on a “hierarchical" approach, starting with a root and branching out. For example, the root could be the entire scene of a chess set and board.
Under the root would be the board object and the pieces object. Under the pieces object would be white pieces and black pieces. This continues all the way down to the simplest solid objects that an individual model is made from.
The idea behind this upside-down tree structure is that it makes manipulating large numbers of objects a lot easier. For example, if you create an object which contains all the chess pieces, you can change the colour of every single piece in one go simply by altering the colour of the top object.
Manipulating the list is easy once you get the hang of it. The object at the top in a different colour is the current object. If you click on it you move back up the tree until, eventually, you reach the root object and cannot go back any further.
If you dick once on a name under the top object you will select it (its name appears at the top of the screen).
If the object you selected contains more objects under it then these will be displayed. Your selected object becomes the top object in the list. It sounds complicated, but it only takes a little practice to get the hang of it.
RENDERING The test renders we created with the default settings looked bland and flat because no lights were used, or shadows created.
Fast - no textures, one light from the camera's position.
Lampless - textures are rendered, but one light from the camera's position.
Shadowless - textures are rendered and additional lights added to the scene are used for lighting.
Normal - As Shadowless, except objects will cast shadows.
Outline - Best used for special effects.
4 Continue this until you have eight pawns, all in a row.
You will need to “zoom out" of the display by pressing the minus key in order to fit them all on to the screen.
5 Now go to the Wireframe view (press “w") to see all your pawns. Move the small box in the frame to change your viewpoint and watch as the pawns appear to rotate. You can also zoom in and out. When you have found a good viewpoint click on "REC“ and then move to the solid screen by pressing “q".
Continued overleaf 4 6 Render the new image to see your line of pawns.
Once again they will appear rather dull-looking and decidedly un-interesting, but If you want to make them more interesting, have a look at the box entitled Materials on the facing page, as this goes into detail about creating new materials.
The difference between a good final image and a terrible one is almost always the materials, so it's worth investing some time into seeing how the different attributes work.
Now return to the editor window again (choose exit from the render window and click on the "Editor" gadget or just press "e".
7 Next we will change the name of the current root level to WhitePawns. To do this we must first make sure that the current root is selected, by clicking on it in the hierarchy window. Now choose "Modify Rename" from the menu and type in the name "whitepawns" or whatever name you find easiest to remember.
Create another root object by selecting Projects Create Create Root. Call this one ChessSet as it will contain the complete set of pieces. Now we should have a new root project which contains the object ChessSet which itself contains all the white pawns.
8 Select the WhitePawns object and copy it using the Modify Hierarchy Copy menu - you'll note that this will copy all the pawns, not just one.
Then rename this copy to "BlackPawns".
Select this object again and move it further up the screen as shown in this screen. All the pawns contained in this object will be moved too - you can begin to see the power and potential of Real 3D“s unique hierarchical object system.
Use the "Pan" option to help you move around the screen: position the cursor where you want the screen to be centred around and then press the full stop key.
PROJECT 3 Wore complicated object manipu Isave the work you have done so far - you should be doing this regularly to avoid losing your hard work. To do so you must first make sure that the top root object is selected, or only the selected object will be saved, and then pick "Objects Save" from the project menu.
2 Now that our work is safe and sound, we can get started on the next project. Delete the current project, by pressing "D" or by selecting Modify Delete, and then create a new root object called "Bishop". Now we can start with a blank screen.
3 Next, create a sphere primitive - just as we did for the pawn object. Now select "stretch" from the Modify Hierarchy menu and then click once in the centre of the sphere, without holding the button.
Now, move the mouse downward to create an ellipse and click again.
5 Chess Bishops traditionally have a slot cut in the top. We can use the special "Boolean Algebra" functions of Real 3D to get the same effect. The Boolean tools are very useful for combining simple objects to make more complicated ones.
6 OK, now create the box that we are going to use to cut out the slot with a Boolean operation.
Make sure it is the right size (you don't want to cut too much out, or your finished object will look like the dog's been at it).
7 Now move it so that it overlaps the elongated sphere. You will want to use the Rotate function (or the “a” shortcut) to angle it slightly. You can check the exact angle from the readout in the top right of the screen.
A. Make sure the box and blob have been named properly.
B. Select the box. This is the ‘tool* we are going to use to cut
the blob.
C Select the AND NOT from the menu
D. Select the blob
E. Click on a view window to confirm the operation.
Nothing seems to have changed. However, select the box and delete It Then press “!" Or use the Extras Representation Rethink menu. You will see that something has changed and when you are rendering the image in solid form you will see that the wedge has been sliced from the blob.
THE THREE VIEWS The main editor display of Real 3D contains three object views, a list and a set of icons. The three views display the objects you are working on from three different view points.
1. From the front
2. From the side
3. From the top 9 Select a new colour, preferably a dark one of
course, and then apply this to the BlackPawns group of
objects. Remember, thanks to Real 3D's hierarchical system,
which works just as well on textures as it does on objects,
you will not need to colour each object individually; simply
alter the top object in the hierarchy.
The same is true of materials. You can quite easily create a marble or metallic set of chess pieces just by selecting the parent object of all the white pieces and changing its material type.
Right, now it's time to render all of your freshly-created objects.
8 Now the fun starts. We need to use the function AND NOT to cut the box-shaped slice out of the blob shape. Select the box. Then the AND NOT function and finally choose the sphere. You can now delete the box shape; you don't need it anymore (although you'll see that its outline is now attached to the blob).
4 The top of the Bishop in a real chess set is not quite an exact sphere, it’s more a sort of squashed ball shape. It is possible to re-shape your primitive very easily by simply pressing the "g" key.
Or Modify Hierarchical Stretch, and dragging it into the shape required.
Lation MATERIALS Each object can have a colour assigned to it but the colours are really only for identification purposes whilst you are editing and performing test renders. Much more control is possible by creating and assigning a different material for each object.
Several materials are supplied as standard and these can be loaded in from the Project Materials load menu. You can then examine each one in detail using the Modify option. You will see that some materials are quite simple and only affect how reflective or transparent an object will appear. Others are complicated and use an external graphics file.
A texture is a pattern which will be wrapped around an object For example, a chequered texture was used on the chess board.
A bumpmap is another pattern, but one in which the intensity of the colours are used to indicate a height of the object. For example, if you use a bumpmap which contains a letter, the object will appear to have the letter embossed on it.
When combined, textures and bumpmaps can be used to give some very realistic results.
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THE CLATTER OF TINY KEYS Hello, and welcome to the second part of Amiga Format's "Enhanced Gaming" special. Last issue Steve McGill had a bit of a rant about some things that games could do to make themselves a bit more, well, special. This month we're going to be talking (well. I, Stuart Campbell, am anyway) about some of the games that already have. Join us on our amazing adventure into... The Enhanced Players control games in so many different ways. Some like joysticks, and hold them in both hands pressing fire buttons with thumbs and trigger fingers. Other stick fans like to fix the stick
to die desk or table and hit fire with forefingers, arcade style.
Then you've got your joypad fans, divided into thumbsters (again) and those weirdos who prefer to use the pad piano-style, using forefingers for both the fire buttons and the movement patl.
Yep, so many players, so many styles. It must be a nightmare for game programmers trying to make all those styles work comfortably. My heart goes out to them.
Except it doesn't. I hate programmers. Want to know why?
Well. I, like many thousands of Amiga owners, used to have a ZX Spectrum.
On the Spectrum, joystick ports didn't come as standard, so all games had to have keyboard control options. It was truly brilliant.
After a while, user-defined keys became the norm, so you could set a game up any way you liked, never again dying because some idiot had decided to use 'up' to jump, or put the smart bomb control in the middle of the keyboard where you could never hit it in time.
(But if you liked it that way, you could still have it that way).
Also, using keys gives you more precise and accurate control 99 times out of a hundred - why don't you try playing Rainbow Islands both ways if you don't believe me.
So why is it that 99 Amiga games out of a hundred don't have any keyboard option at all? Imagine playing driving games in perfect comfort.
Millimetre-perfect jumping in platformers. As many fire buttons as you need in complicated beal-'em-ups.
But no. "Use that wobbly old 1- button joystick", insist the nation's coders. Cretins!
So it's a big hats off to .Super Stardust from those cheeky little monkeys at Team
17. The only Amiga game I can think of off the top of my head
that offers choosable keyboard controls.
Asteroids, especially, was a game that was never ever meant to be played with ajoystick (even the coin-op used buttons), so 500 common sense points go immediately to whoever decided that one of the improvements from the original Stardust to the AGA version should be the addition of keyboard control and a hearty slap in the face goes to everyone else.
ENHANCED GAMING NOVEMBER 1995 EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS And there's one other kind of control cleverness we haven't covered yet - the innovative two-player mode. Two-player games themselves are ten a penny, but there are a select few where two players Continued overleaf e W play not to compete with each other, but to work together towards a common goal in a spirit of friendliness and cooperation. Wimps!
But seriously though, helping each other out can be fun. Virocop and Blasteroids both feature variations on the same theme, where one player drives the ship and the other swings the turret and shoots the bad guys, although Blasteroids is the more interesting in that the two players can join up or split apart and hunt separately at any time.
The magnificent shoot-'em-up Apidya also has a cute two-player game, where Player One takes control of the mighty armoured wasp itself, while Player Two controls the less-powerful, but invincible drone that flies by its side.
Finally, top coin-op conversion Pang has a two-player mode that's neither strictly co-operative or competitive.
Here, the two players share common lives and. If one dies, both players are sent back to the beginning of the current screen.
This is so infuriating (and so wonderfully open to cunning deliberate sabotage) that it's a tragic shame no- one else has tried using it since.
MOB! HUT!!
There’s more than one way to be more interesting than the old-fashioned two- player mode, however. Instead of using your two players in a new or exciting way. Why not have more than two players at a time?
Why not three? (Brilliant abstract future sports game Prajertyle. Or shallow- Init-fun, dinosaur-based dcstruci-'em-up Rampage). Or four? (Arcade classic Gauntlet 2. Or fascinating action maze wargame Hug Blaster).
Or even five? (The indisputable master of multi-player video games, Dynablaster. Even the much-hyped console versions of this under the rather snappier Bomber Man moniker could only manage four players at a time. But if you could crowd one more person round your Amiga monitor, up to five of you could blow each other up with cute little cartoon high-explosive devices).
Sadly, the 3DO console was first to the idea of daisy-chainable (and hence theoretically limitless) joypads, but at the moment the Amiga can cope with more of your friends than practically any other games platform in the world.
Aren't you proud? (And for the ultimate in multi-player capers, why not sneak a peek at No.9?)
Budget-priced special editions have come to the rescue of more than one game in the past.
YOU'RE SO ("VERY") SPECIAL What’s that. Mister Publisher? Too late?
Released your game with crap controls?
Bumpy difficulty curve? Obvious missing bits? Embarrassing bugs? Well, it happens to the best of us sometimes.
But it's never too late - why not release another version of it. A 'remix' if you will, adding a few tweaks here and there, maybe the odd new bit and some general tidying up. Budget-priced special editions have come to the rescue of more than one game in the past, and yet again we have to tip our litfers in the general directions of those innovative Wakefield boys. Team 17.
Alien Breed. Assassin. Body Blows and Project X have all benefited from a second (or third, even) stab, especially the last-named of the above. The first ' ,*on,c _ ‘¦taqut OVERDRIVE Didn't let the player redefine keys, but it did give them a choice of how to control the car.
The next-best thing to redefinable keyboard controls is to at least have some kind of other control options. These are almost as rare as keyboard-controlled games, but chapeau removal is once again the order of the day up Yorkshire way as Team 17 atone slightly for the otherwise- dismal Overdrive by allowing you to drive your little can by either the "rotate-and-accelerate" method, or the less traditional 'up-down-left- right' routine.
Also, the only saving grace of Jeff Winter's useless conversions of Defender and Stargate for Art was that you could ignore Jeff's repulsive mouse-control pet ideas and play the old- fashioned way that worked so very well for the coin-op games in the first place.
I'M (NOT) A CONTROL FREAK Project Xwas ridiculously, unfairly hard and riddled with badly thought-out control features. The updated release was still a tough shoot-'em-up, but in a hugely less annoying way.
If only more publishers were prepared to admit their mistakes in such a public way, how happy we game players would be, eh folks?
Kudos is also due to Titus, who improved their corking Crazy Cars 3 in the only way it could have been improved, with the addition of a 2- player mode for the licensed update Lamborghini American Challenge. But still nobody bought it. Tch.
BUILD A PLACE WHERE WE CAN PLAY Following on neatly from the data disk is the construction kit. This is real customer care and as such is rarer than hen's teeth (Does anyone know where this saying comes from? Has anyone ever seen a hen's tooth? Do all hens have them, or just spookily genetically mutated ones? How rare are they, exactly?) In a “New! Improved! More
F. xpensive!" World like this one.
So, extra-special respect to the authors of Spindizzy Worlds. Pears, Gloom, Gravity Force 2, Lode Runner and Boulder Dash, who cut off their own chances of lucrative sequel larks by including the means for the player of their games to build their own levels to their own designs, for ever.
Spindizzy Worlds seems to have done so almost by accident, for the level designer is only accessible via a secret cheat mode and you have to work out the instructions by yourself.
Rainbow Arts' marble-rolling puzzler Logical also gave you a construction kit only accessible by secret password, this time obtained by completing all of the game's 100 set levels, a great idea only spoiled by the fact that you were unlikely to want to play 100 levels of Logical in the First place, let alone devise your own extra ones afterwards.
Continued overleaf 4 NOVEMBER 1995 ENHANCED GAMING Lotus 3 had a sort-of track designer in the RECS system, whereby you could design custom tracks to vague general specifications rather than planting bends just where you wanted them.
The Sim City Terrain Editor lets you fiddle around with dirt and water in an almost-but-not-quite-entirely- ineffectual way (Sim City also came with a whole clutch of data disks featuring new graphics, preset scenarios and suchlike, incidentally).
But it's perhaps a sign of the times that most games with construction kits included are among the most recent releases. Perhaps those friendly software publishers know something we don't, eh?
COME AND HAVE A GO IF YOU THINK YOU'RE HARD(WARE) ENOUGH The toughest, but potentially most rewarding way to make more of your Amiga games, though, is to call on the help of some extra hardware.
Simply running many older games on a standard A1200 can make a huge difference (check out I I Grand Prix, or Knights Of The Sky, or almost any other aged flight sim), but if you've got an accelerated machine, or an A4000, then the world can be your texture-mapped, Gouraud-shaded. Multi-polygonned oyster. Unsure? Ten seconds on TFX, or Gloom, or Fears should see you raid that piggy-bank very sharpish.
Other games (like ace. Frenetic blaster. Uridium 2) will at least notice if you've bothered to buy additional RAM and load in extra animations and for a one-player game of Daytona USA?
Thought not.
NO MORE EXCUSES So there you have it. Just some of the easy-peasy ways in which even the most everyday game can enter a whole new world of enhancement excitement.
Let's hear no more excuses for the dull and workmanlike - the Amiga might have been under siege, but there's no reason why it can't make a comeback in style, with all guns bla .ing. More games should be like Super Skidmarks, making gamcplav more of an experience, and maybe real game-lovers won't be in quite such a rush to flock to the 'new' generation of machines.
Or at least, if they do, they'll know just what they're giving up. ® too irritating to make it into the game in the first place, but at least it was another fix for out-of-control Lemmings addicts. Similarly.
Populous Challenge Games and Their Finest Missions gave you nothing you couldn't really have done for yourself with the original game and a bit of thought.
Utopia and The Humans fared rather better with a couple of decent sets of new levels, although neither showed any great imagination, but it was a pair of football games which really showed the potential of the medium.
Kick Off Extra Time (brrrr) and Sensible Soccer 1.1 took slightly different approaches to the idea, but both were worthwhile additions to their parent games, adding new and improved features at relatively little cost (compare the £3.95 for the Sensible upgrade, which also gave you your original disks back for the purists, with the £19.95 charged by Psygnosis to gullible Lems fans).
Again, most publishers would rather try to sell you a sequel than admit any inadequacies in their original games, but this kind of thing really ought to happen more often.
Sound effects. Or for the ultimate FIGP thrills, why not invest in an A1200, a Quickjoy Footpedal controller and a steering wheel?
The very best, though, I’ve saved for last. If you're lucky enough to have access to two A1200s. Two monitors, one null modem cable and seven friends, then why not go the last mile and get yourself a couple of copies of Super Skidmarks? Playing this fab racing game with eight players and a widescreen picture stretching across two screens is the best time you'll ever have within touching distance of an Amiga. Anyone Even the most everyday game can enter a whole new world of enhancement excitement.
I have no data on that. Captain Closely related to the Special Edition is the data disk. A way of extending the life of a game, adding things to it that it should have had in the first place, or just doing something a little bit different and out of the ordinary with it the data disk has been a much under-used device in the computer games industry, a world where ‘after-sales service' is a dirty word. Or two. Maybe three.
Anyway. Even where it has appeared, quality has been wildly variable. Oh No More Lemmings was a rush job, a shoddily-planned paste-on of all the levels that were too dull or FOLE-POSmON You can't hide your love forever FORMAL A, 1 TEAM MANAGER 7v v-K , r t~ -
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The Lotus games come up trumps here again, with number one featuring a little asterofd- btaster called Box, Lotus 2 hiding Dux (a conversion of likable arcade-rapper Carnival).
While my memory could be playing tricks on me here. I’m sure the third one had a tremendous Gridrunner-styie shoot-'em-up called Pod lurking in its depths.
Gremlin (the publishers of the Lotus trilogy) are the patrons of the hidden game - In fact, the biggest hidden game of all was a neat platformer called Chrome, buried inside (oh crikey, now you're asking) either Venus The Flytrap or Switchblade 2.
But there's another honourable mention to our friendly old chums at Team 17, who put a version of the venerable Pong into the first Allert Breed, as well as one to Psygnosis who devoted more MANIC MINER: Not as enjoyable as the included a-bit version
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Other authors haven't even tried to hide their lights under a bushel - the original C64 Impossible Mission is selectable as an option at the start of Microprose's inferior follow-up Impossible Mission 2025.
And the Amiga version of Speccy classic Manic Miner was also rather less fun than the pixel- perfect 8-blt version supplied on the same disk.
But the saddest loss of all is suffered at the hands of Sensible Software, whose gorgeous and under-rated Wizkid boasted a brilliant Asteroids done called Wlzerokb. But failed to indude (as far as I know) any way of getting to it other than playing the game through to the very end. Bah!
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Here's how he got on... 0 Previews STAR CRUSADER GameTek ¦ 01753 553445 Crusaders were the scourge of the heathen earth in the early centuries of our illustrious history. They were the twelfth century equivalent of Salman Rushdie with armour, attitude and religious antipathy.
Suddenly, after a short break of around 800 years with loads of inconsequential wars in between, computer games and GameTek appeared on the scene with Star Crusader on the Amiga.
Now, instead of fighting on horseback with a sea of desert between you and the Saracens, you fight against an enemy of your own choice with a sea of spatial vacuum separating adversaries from friends.
The quest is simple. Choose a side in a vast interstellar war. Lead the war against your enemy, choose tactics, make command decisions and conquer territories through fighting fervent pitched battles in space. Territories gained and territories lost show up on a strategic battle map and allow the Star Crusader to plan strategies to further his her aim There's a choice of eleven different ships to do the business in.
Each sports its own individual flight characteristics. The ships are intended to look pretty and, indeed, their individual demeanour will help the player identify all the more with them.
Fans of Wing Commander may feel somewhat uncomfortable about Star Crusader's similarity, both in plot and look and feel. But, considering what we have already seen, there certainly seems to be enough scope to be different and enough depth to offer considerable longevity.
The demo we got to play set us on a simple mission to destroy three freighters. Using a standard 2Mb 1200, we found it to be a bit slow, but not so slow that control was finicky.
And, to help things along a bit, there's a toggle for an NTSC screen which increases the running speed just enough for the player to gain a realistic feel for the handling of the ship.
It's still too early to make any conclusions about the game, but if the mission we played is anything to go by, it could definitely excite some interest from Amiga gamers.
Especially if they're fans of Elite or Wing Commander. Star Crusader should be readv in time VIRTUAL KARTING OTM Publication & Promotions Ltd.
¦ 01827 67010 OTM Publications were the people responsible for Touring Car Challenge which we reviewed in Formal 74 and awarded a paltry 21%.
There were numerous reasons for the low mark, the main one being that the game quite simply wasn't worth the asking price of £29.95. It was after a mere update of an F1 Licenceware game called F1 Challenge which, even at the measly cost of a fiver, was hardly inspiring.
So, when we were informed of OTM’s most recent upcoming project called Virtual Karting you could forgive us for feeling a bit apprehensive.
And that's where the first rule of game previewing journalism comes in.
Never pre-judge anything, even if the previous track record of the company involved has been less than inspiring. For Virtual Karting has the hallmark and potential to be a fabulously competitive, high-selling racing game.
Superficially resembling Super Mario Kart on the SNES, several of the AGA chipset's chunky modes have been utilised so that different scales of view can be utilised by the gamer. Resembling the famous infamous Mode 7 of the Nintendo console, Virtual Karting also offers an overhead, taken-from-the- Good-Year-blimp view.
The resemblance to Mode 7 doesn't stop at the look of the game, however. The rotational feel of Mode 7's control system is the same and the graininess of the textures and the screen resolution is also in keeping with that mode.
Anyone who's ever driven a kart will realise that their use in the game is a wise choice in that they complement the game mechanics.
Karts have probably got the tightest turning circle of any fixed-chassis, four-wheel motor vehicle.
In real life, it's very easy to spin them round 180 degrees with a deft squeeze of the throttle and a sharp twist on the steering wheel. And that's what it feels like and plays like with Virtual Karts.
On the downside, it looks as if there's only going to be three tracks to race on. Twelve were mentioned by OTM's Systems Director, but it seems that they're destined to be released on coverdisks and update disks for the future.
The preview copy we got to play around with had the option to play it using either a mouse, an analogue joystick, or a standard digital joystick.
Unfortunately, with the digital joystick, it's Forward only to accelerate. The fire button is used to change gears manually. No option for fire to accelerate exists. Hopefully, this will be changed in time for the review.
In all, Virtual Karting looks very promising and may turn out to be the surprise driving game of the year.
Full review next month for those prepared to wait. © Telephone 01268 725500 Fax 01268 590076 A division of SOFTWARE PLUS Britain's largest independent specialist retailer of computer games.
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. £13-99 NOVEMBER 1995 SCREEN PLAY SEVENTH SWORD OF MENDOR: Above right: Seven swords and someone's nicked one.
SEVENTH SWORD OF MENDOR AGA Amigas ¦ (.tandslam 0181 680 7044 Grandslam were one of ihe first developers to contact its when news of the Commodore buy-out hit the industry's consciousness.
"There’s a real buzz in the Grandslam office with the news,” enthused Chris Yvarrendcr, their Marketing Manager.
Due to this, the Amiga has again become a central part of Grandslam's development and strategy plan.
Work on Srvmlh Sword of Mendor is now in f ull flight and. If everything goes according to plan, should touch down for a late autumn release.
Described by Grandslam as being very similar to DungeonMaster, but for the Nineties, it features an extremely large playing area and has been compared to the play-abilitv and structure of the Ishar series married to the graphical style of DungeonMaster.
• As is the norm for an RPG. A party has to be selected by the
player.
Six races and six professions are on offer and this is where the style, personality and approach of the player comes into play.
The default parly will consist of a yin yang mix of muscle and magic; two fighters, a thief, a ranger, a priest and a cleric. But it needn't be so.
If you're into melee rather than magic, opt for a party of fighters or sice versa. It'll all depend on your outlook.
Each character has different characteristics and skills that can be improved throughout the game.
And so to the plot. You have to recover the seventh sword of Mendor, which has been stolen. While verging on cliche, it sounds strong enough to drive the action and force some tough decision-making on the plaver.
To achieve the main quest, though, you have to engage in ten sub-quests. Each of which throws cunning puzzles at you.
.As the game has an open-ended approach, some lateral and tangential thinking has to be indulged in.
Along the way. The player svill find that there are 30 different types of swords to be used, together with a unique 'herbalism' mechanism diat lets the player create potions, spells and other magical brews, and customisablc weapons and wands.
From what we've seen so far. It should fit the bill for all .Amiga RPG fans out there. Barring unforeseen mishaps, a full review will be in evidence next month.
THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE PINBALL 1 Mb Amigas ¦ Alternative 01977 797777 Who says you can't call the Fat Controller the Fat Controller any more? Not Apiiga Formal, that's for sure. He's the Fat Controller. Do you hear us? THE FAT CONTROLLER!
Sorry about that. The nonspecific. Fascistic, liberal, wishy-washyness of the politically correct just got to me there.
Apparently, the Fat Controller's been burdened with some stupid insipid characterless name Sir Toppam Hat Anyway. Alternative previewed this charming pinball game for us in our sister magazine Amiga Power's office.
They're targeting the game at families with young children, the intention being that families will form closer bonds with each other through a bit of friendly competition playing the game.
Thomas the Tank Engine, of course, is the perfect icon for all of this family-frolicking due to his cult popularity among the toddling, blue train set.
There arc four tables to be played on, each one representing a character from the Thomas books; Thomas himself. James. Percy and Toby. As such, kids will immediately identify' with the game.
To further hook the young'uns, the exit lanes (the bits at the side which lose the ball for you. Thus prosing that there isn't a God and that life isn't fair) guide the ball back on to the flippers and.
Therefore, prolong the life of the silver ball and help hold back youthful tears of injustice.
Furthermore, the game can be customised in a limited fashion; the slope of the table can be changed in increments, the steeper the table, the harder the game; the number of balls in each game can be selected, anything from three to ten: and there's a high score table, so that kids can rub it in to their mum and dad just how much belter they are at pinball.
In fact, we tend to think that aiming Thomas the Tank Engine Pinball at the family market is limiting tbe all- engaging appeal of the game. If there was an option to switch the exit lanes to their more adult function of inducing cursing and inciting blasphemy, this one would pull in the big boys and girls as well. We just missed this for a full review this month, so, as we've been known to say before, full review in next month's issue.
TRACKSUIT MANAGER TRACKSUIT MANAGER 2: Above right: Formations, players, tactics, etc, can all be changed from varying screens.
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1Mb Amigas ¦ Alternative 0197 797777 When the original Tracksuit Manager appeared in the Eighties on the 8-bit systems, it was an automatic smash.
The reason for this was simple.
It threw out a load of the tedious financial aspects that had beset the genre and instead concentrated on tactics and team planning. It also pioneered the implementation of ingame commentary. Although, in retrospect, maybe that was a bad thing due to just about every management sim copying it and, in most cases, doing so very badly.
In the new version, Alternative claim that everything's been radically speeded up. Advanced, revamped and redesigned. The tactical engine is now compact, bijou and ultra modern.
Moreover, as Roger Hulley from Alternative was keen to point out, the modular design of the engine lets you jump from feature to feature quickly and seamlessly. It saves loads of time and makes the interface a joy to use, rather than a bind.
The front end presents the user with a picture of a manager's office, not unlike those found in the On the Ball series of sims, but will probably end up being used only rarely due to tbe aforementioned design.
There's lots more as well, but we'll expand on those in the main review which should be with us at the end of September.
FLIGHT OF THE AMAZON QUEEN 1 Mb Amigas ¦ Renegade 0171 391 4300 Talk to your parents or your grandparents (all depends on your age) about cinema in the days when they were a nipper and you'll be surprised at just how interesting going to the pictures was in their time.
Morning cinema usually featured adventure series like Rocket Man.
Flash Gordon and ClifFhanger. At the lime, they represented state-of-the-art fun and excitement.
Now, they're laughable, but NOVEMBER 1995 SCREEN PLAY nevertheless lovably enjoyable.
It's this ethos that Renegade are attempting to capture with Flight of the Amazon Queen. Vaunted as an "irreverent pastiche of the adventure serials that were popular in the 1940s", it's said to be "brimming with fun-filled action and a progressively difficult level of play."
The player's put in charge of a pilot for hire character who goes by the name of Joe King. Joe can select which location he wants to visit by utilising a panoramic map screen.
Once selected, the game uses a device known as full screen cutaway sequences which, apparently, gives the game "dramatic depth".
Joe can expect to meet many interesting people along the way.
Including over-zealous missionaries, a race of Amazon women and their beautiful princess, a six foot pygmy tribe and a secret organisation called "Floda" who arc intent on taking over the World.
Developed by Interactive Binary Illusions. Flight of the Amazon Queen will install to hard disk. Again, this is another game that should make into the next issue with loads of time to spare.
POLE POSITION: F1 TEAM MANAGER Left: Adventurous camera angles, tracks and pans are promised for the view mode. Here we see a close up of some kind.
POLE POSITION: Ft TEAM MANAGER Below left: Ascon reckon that you'll never think about Grand Pria Racing the same way again after playing this.
POLE POSITION: FORMULA ONE TEAM MANAGER 1 Mb Ami gas and A1200s ¦ Ascon 0171 372 7435 We covered the rudiments of Pole Position, Ascon's Formula One management sim. In issue 74. At the time, we only had screen shots of an empty track and the promise that rendered cars could be watched racing over them.
Now that more details and more screenshots have turned up. We thought you might like a quick update of the work currently in progress: Ascon have thoroughly researched just about every aspect known to man concerning the elements, mechanics, and strategies behind the management of a successful Formula One team. As such, the level of detail is staggering
- just getting to grips wilh the beast will be an impressive
task.
Contracts, Public Relations, team motivation and financial investment have to be taken care of.
Technology, par construction, crash dynamics, prototype testing and spare part inventory demand the Manager's attention.
And, as if that wasn't enough, during the race, sense has to be made of constant telemetry feedback from the car as it races on the track.
This way, the car can be called in for pit stops and the like at the optimum moment.
While the car is racing, the Manager also has the option to watch the race though TV-style coverage.
Different camera angles are available.
Aston claim dial each track is made up from up to 800 detailed frames which, due to special boot routines, means that animations are uninterrupted.
Furthermore, the game breaks up into two main strategies; long term and short term.
The long term involves preparation for the next racing season and the short term involves the two-week preparation time for each race.
Considering that Pole Position comes from the same people who brought us On The Ball: World Cup and League editions, the title looks very promising indeed.
SUPER TENNIS CHAMPS 1 Mb Amigas ¦ Audiogenic 0181 424 2244 A couple of month's back, there was a distinct lack of copy flow in the Amiga Formal office due to a tennis game called Tennis Champs sent to us by Elton Bird of Mental software.
We found it to be such terrific fun that we passed it on to Audiogenic, who promptly signed up the programmer to re-tweak it, add new features and players and generally turn it into a serious commercial proposition. Originally programmed in AMOS, it's been recoded using Blitz.
The extra speed of Blitz means that Super 'Tennis Champs will feature doubles, with players having the option to play with a computer or human partner. At the time of going to press. Audiogenic have sent programmer Elton Bird a parallel port joystick adaptor, so that he can insert the relevant code to allow four people to play at the same time.
Further gameplay enhancements will include a CD32 controller option which will make it easier for the player to pull off different kinds of shot.
SUPER TENNIS CHAMPS: Above centre: CD52 controllers will let the player pick their shot.
SUPER TENNIS CHAMPS: Top: You can choose from any one of sixteen characters.
SUPER TENNIS CHAMPS: Above: Different court types have been designed to radically affect the style of in-game play.
POLE POSITION: FI TEAM MANAGER: Although the Amiga 500 600 version of the game isn't going to look anything like these screenshots, the A1200 should display them with aplomb.
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Dackpot: An intriguing table characterised by some very annoying features. Play HM.o for big bonuses. Play roulette.
Spin the reels and collect on big bonuses. Mildly entertaining.
Dailbreak: Vies with Kick Off as most engaging table. Capture prisoners, ludge them. Sentence them. Stop them from escaping and quell any riots and jailbreaks that occur.
My favourite table. Build a team, try and gain some subs. Kick Off. Score goals. Make your way to the cup final. Avoid the offside trap and go for the penalty shoot-out.
Probably one of the best thing* about pinball games on the Amiga is the fact that you don't have to play them in a smoky pub full of noise and interfering punters eager to ridicule you for any inadequacies in your play or playing style.
Also, pinball games don't cost a hefty quid for three measly credits; they let the player practice as much its required without resorting to mockery ; they can be trusted not to have the tilt level set too high; and they offer a choice of different tables without having to physically mot e location.
But, in order to work, they must have a believable ball action; thev must hate flippers that work properly and act accordingly; they must have enjoyable subgames; they must entertain: and they must bring the player back for more.
ON THE BALL So. Pinball Mania then. W hat are we to think of it? It is after all the fourth in a series of. Up till now. Increasingly enjoyable pinball games from 21st Century Kntertainment The first three: Dreams, Fantasies, and Illusions were coded by Digital Illusions. The first two of those worked with A500s and A600s.
Illusions, however, was AGA only because, for the first time, it offered multi-ball - a feature that required use of a hi-res mode so that all the balls could be seen at the same time on the table.
Pinball Mania, surprisingly, is Continued overleaf NOVEMBER 1995 SCREEN PLAY lust in case you missed it on the other page, here's all of The most useful of the configuration functions is the ability to change the slope of the tables in their gushingly gorgeous AGA glory. The table and the ability to redefine the keys that direct the flippers, Tilt and Launch.
PINBALL MANIA Publisher_ 21st Century Entertainment Tel: 01235 851533 Price_ Free with Amiga Magic Retail price TBA.
Versions_ A1200 System requirements 2Mb, AGA chipset Release date_ Out now Graphics 6 out of 10 Do not show the AGA chipset at its best.
Sound_7 out of 10 Competent. Nothing showy, flash, or tricksy.
Addiction 7 out of 10 Can take it or leave it.
Not compulsive.
Playability 6 out of 10 The ball and flippers aren't believable.
Overall verdict_ Nothing flash.
Nothing innovative.
It's all been seen before, only better.
76% What is the point of an AGA-only game, when it doesn't make full use of the AGA chipset?
AGA-only as well. Strange, considering that it doesn't look as good as Illusions, doesn't offer a Hi- Res mode, yet offers a hobbled version of the multi-ball feature.
In this instance, though, whichever ball is the lowest is the one the game follows. This basically means that use of the upper flippers in most cases is redundant due to not wanting to lose any balls - there’s no point, after all, in being able to operate upper flippers when the bottom ones are needed to defend the loss of a ball.
Unfortunately, it does make a NOTHING NEW Indeed, what is the point of having the game as an AGA-only product, when it doesn't make use of the AGA chipset goodies at its disposal? It certainly doesn't show the potential of the AGA chipset, say, the way that Pinball Illusions, Fears, Gloom, or Alien Breed 3D do.
In fact, all it does really show is that 21st Century should have contracted Digital Illusions rather than Spidersoft to code Pinball Mania. Instead, they've relied on the coding abilities of the latter team who, quite honestly, made a hash of the conversion of Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies on to the SN’ES.
Not that Pinball Mania is hashed up, mind you. It's just that it doesn't make it into the same league as Pinball Illusions.
When all is considered, it's a retrogade step that offers nothing new. Especially when compared to so mockery of having a multi-ball feature in the first place. You have to ask yourself, what's the point tvhen, its soon as von hit a hall above another, it might as well have been hit into cyberspace?
Wrong. They play wrong. They're wrong full stop.
Combined, they suspend the belief that pure skill alone will see the player's score appear consistcndy on the high score table. Too many of the skill shots rely on luck to truly put them into the rank of skill shot.
That's damning for a pinball game with the pedigree of its predecessors behind it. If I were a cynic, I'd suggest that 21st Century have lost interest in the Amiga market and have decided to avoid the extra expense of intensive game testing. But I'm not a cynic, so I've got absolutely no explanation as to why this has been included in the bundle.
Other than the strength of the brand name and the fact that there is a modicum of entertainment value well hidden away, it beggars belief that this has been chosen as a flagship game over the top of superior AGA-only games. Nice one. Amiga Technologies. 'I) many other games out there displaying, in all their glory, just what an A1200 is capable of - even in its present power shackled 68020 2Mb minimum form.
So, we've reached this far and I still haven't told you a great deal about the actual tables, other than complained about the inadequacy of the multi-ball feature.
Well, unlike Illusions, it's back to the old 21st Century formula of four tables. This time round they are; Tarantula, Jailbreak, Kick Off, and Jackpot; each one sporting its own particular peccadilloes and character. Check them out in the little boxes, provided courtesy of the Formal art people, dotted around these pages.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG... The biggest problem with Mania concerns both the strength of the flippers and the mechanics of the ball. One, if not both, are fundamentally wrong. They feel Steve Bradley dons a dazzling D3 and a stern poker-face to enter the glamourous world that is professional gambling. Or maybe not... "mouse RULES Candy V* Five Card ??
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Tel: 01482 871210 Graphics 2 out of 10 Poorly digitised pictures.
A waste of time.
3 out of 10 Sound "Since my baby left me".
We know why she did.
Addiction 3 out of 10 If you like poker, then fine. Go to a PD library.
Playability 2 out of 10 Fiddly menus, silly loading and bum hands.
The creators of poker game Hollywood Hustler apparently spent quality time in Los Angeles' card clubs researching the tactical wiles of the game, mixing with the characters and generally getting a feel for the discipline that is poker. They wanted, apparently, to produce the definitive Amiga card game, combining authentic Hollywood location with professional cast.
What they've actually done is to produce a few poorly digitised pictures with equally unnecessary digitised sound effects. One of the three pack-shuffling protagonists occasionally drifts into an Elvis impersonation, barking: "Since my baby left me" which degenerates into a mumble, much to the eventual chagrin of his opponents.
And he snores now and again when you pause to consider your next move. The other guys chip in with the odd throwaway comment. And, sure, the first time you hear them pipe up, you might stifle a chuckle, but really, why waste time and energy on this type of nonsense.
Hollywood Hustler is the ultimate scam. It's mutton dressed as lamb, a sow's ear to silk purse. It's a horse's arse, if you'll forgive the term - though you most certainly would, should you be unfortunate (read mad) enough to fork out £25, for that, friends, is the asking price. Ooch, and indeed ouch.
The packaging for the game is a Overall verdict 15% « Hollywood Hustler is the ultimate scam. It's a horse's arse if you'll forgive the term.
Insert the first disk (the intro as it happens) and await the unpleasant digitised pics, equally unpleasant sound and thoroughly unpleasant gentleman who suggest that it "could be your lucky night punk".
Sign in your name and prass return. Hang around a bit, then swap disks and fire the joystick button. There is no instruction to change the disks, apparently because the creators didn't want the, ahem, "cinematic flow" interrupted.
You ere now faced with a screen, the words 'New Game' featuring prominently, a green light illuminated next to it. Not that this is what you want to actually access to begin the card game.
No, sir. You want to select your level first, though quite why the creators chose not to illuminate this option remains a mystery. Quite astounding.
Oh Thursday 9th November yig ¦ future Publishing iwijl launch an exciting new roleplaying magazine video cassette with a sassy, green baize trim. One wonders quite why Desert Star should expend time, energy and hard cash to produce this when there is clearly so little to be found within.
If they’d spent a little less time trumpeting the fact that Hollywood Hustler uses a vast amount of disk space for digitised sound and pictures, and put a little more effort into the actual game, maybe, just maybe, one wouldn't feel that a rouse was in progress.
Yes readers, we've been dealt a bum hand. Not that you can do much with a card game anyway.
Hollywood Hustler is simply five- card draw poker and who gives a damn whether the sodding characters have different tactical styles; that one can bluff, check, raise the stakes, etc. Those in need of an Amiga shuffle can put in a call to their local PD library, saving themselves a vast amount of money in the process.
Whatever Desert Star's intentions, and they may well have been to produce the definitive, atmospheric poker simulation, there is simply no justification for charging £25 for what is no more than a flashy PD game. ® ft Another visual feast. Apparently, one of your opponents owns the Pussycat 'theatre'. I don't think they're showing The Sound of Music. Well, not the original version anyway.
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CD32 Check SKIDMARKS 2: This game has captured the office imagination like no other in '95. The cunning blend of speed and dextrous joypadular skills require both concentration and application.
It's beautiful by design, graphically gory and with missions by the truckload; a real challenge.
SHADOW FIGHTER (AF72, 89%) Gremlin 01142 753423 ¦ £29.99 Beautifully drawn and a vast range of characters and moves, the might of Shadow Fighter caught us by surprise.
This beat-'em-up is reckoned by many observers to be one of the greatest of the Amiga's pugnacious games. It is.
SPEEDBALL 2 (AF72, 91 %) Renegade 0171 391 4318 ¦ £14.99 An ageing classic, converted to CD and all for a very reasonable 15 nicker, although Speedball 2 may have been around for years, it's still the definitive, violent-but-subtle-in- equal-measures sports sim.
Play the ball short, play it long.
Barge your opponent remorselessly into the side-wall with that new armour you bought after winning the last couple of matches. Quite remarkable.
SYNDICATE (AF73; 90%) Mindscape 01444 246333 ¦ £34.99 Bullfrog's graphic, violent cyberfest turned up on a silver platter two years after its floppy outing. You're a special agent, fighting a strategic corporate war with rockets, machine guns, flame throwers and, best of all, you can buy cyborgs to do all the dirty work.
SUPER SKIDMARKS AF73; 92%) Guildhall Leisure 01302 890000 ¦ £29.99 Not only the finest racing game on the CD32, but a fantastic, playable demo of the Earth-shattering Guardian, the PD version of Defender and the stupendous, rendered Roadkill intro sequence.
To Super Skidmarks, though.
Up to eight can bounce, bump and slide their way through a plethora of courses, driving buggies, Beatles, racers, pick-ups and even caravan-towing cows. Brilliant for one, stonking with eight.
Exile (AF76 88%) Audiogenic 0181 424 2244 ¦ £29.99 A modem update of an almighty classic, Exile is one of the few games that can truly fill the lofty title of arcade adventure.
You have to rescue the Supreme Commander of the Empire from the evil clutches of a madman known as Triax. Armed only with a jet pack and a gun, you soon find that mastery of gravity and inertia are a paramount part of the game.
Part of the deal that the programmers of Odyssey made Gloom (AF76 91 %) Acid (Guildhall Leisure) 01302 890000 ¦ £29.99 The top Doom clone on the CD32.
Characterised by pace, aggression, squelchy noises, and bodies that break up and stay in pieces on the floor, enabling you to tell where you've been.
Out and out speed kill freaks can reduce the detail and resolution of the screen so that everything plays at breakneck terminal velocity. There are weapons upgrades to be found, teleports to be negotiated, power- ups to to be powered and secret rooms to be sought. Along the way, various nasties will try to stop you and you must kill them.
Tremendous fun with the difficulty level set at the perfect level to keep you coming back for more and more and more... with Audiogenic was that they be sent the solution to Exile. They are great fans of the game.
Odyssey CD32 Audiogenic Release; Imminent We reviewed the floppy version in AF76 and absolutely loved it. The programmers are big fans of Exile and in parts it shows. The secret of success lies in changing into certain creatures with different powers. A beautiful little game.
Andre Agassi Tennis CD32 Guildhall Leisure Release; End of October After a journey taking it half way across Europe and then back to New Zealand, Acid's alleged definitive tennis game will be arriving shortly on floppy and a few weeks later on CD32.
The Lost Eden CD32 Virgin Release; September You are Adam in Eden, making pals with the animals in this point 'n' click adventure. The consequences of your actions are shown in a series of stunning rendered, movie-style clips. Looks great, but will it play?
Fears CD32 Guildhall Leisure Release; October Another impressive- looking Doom-clone. It's similar in style to Gloom with levels galore and serial-link options. The demo we've seen looks great with smooth, quick screen-updates and some strange monsters.
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K-hLC.C;- & SCREEN PLAY NOVEAABER 1995 Once again Steve McGill celebrates the winners and frowns upon the losers in our regular page on the best and worst in the Amiga games world.
R T _v Games Check FEARS A Doom-clone so tough that it probably otters the best value tor money ot any game on the market at the momonl.
VIROCOP (AF73-, 83%) Renegade Top Amiga writers, Graftgold, returned to the fray with this slick, polished shoot-’em-up, packed with neat, graphical touches and, shock, some good music.
A game within a game, you battle through various game genres, blasting all and sundry.
The writers have payed obvious 'homage' to games such as Chaos Engine and Cannon Fodder, and the graphical references are not very difficult to spot. Almost too cunning.
SUPER STREET FIGHTER 2 (4F75; 88%) US Gold Despite the smallness of the sprites, the excessive number of disks and disk swaps, Super Streetfighter 2 manages to capture the gameplay, combos and special moves of the arcade original in a way that excited our resident Streetlighter champion, Graeme Sandiford to sum it up as: "Surprisingly good, except for the graphics".
FEARS AF76; 92%) Manyx Truly inspirational use ot the AGA chipset merges with a Doom-clone so tough that it probably offers the best value for money of any game on the market at the moment.
Also included is an editor and advanced editor to create your own dungeon scenarios, as well as that all-important link-option, enabling you to hunt down and kill your best friends.
ODYSSEY (AF76; 85%) Audiogenic Beautiful little platform-based arcade adventure that plays at a pace set by the gamer himself. It can be fast; it can be slow; it can be in between.
Requires a bit of thought on the best way of overcoming seemingly insurmountable problems, but the ability to change into any one of ten creatures certainly helps. Great!
COLONIZATION (AF74, 95%) MicroProse The biggest score in AF since Sensible World of Soccer scored the same last Christmas, Sid Meier's follow-up to Civilization is a fabulous, strategic journey to the Americas in which you attempt to wrest control of as much land as possible, through means foul or fair. Trading is the best way to succeed - importing and exporting.
Oh, it sounds dull, but very few games attain the same high standards as those of Colonization.
ROADKILL A1200 (AF74-, 80%) Guildhall Leisure Rumbling rock music, heaven-sent explosions and graphics to kill for, this one-player racing game includes rockets, homing missiles and handy on-screen hints, such as: "Drive really fast and kill everyone!". Normally, we at AF slash scores with abandon if the programmers fail to offer a two- player or link option, but this is so tidy, all is forgiven. Worthy.
II 1 - SENSIBLE GOLF (AF74- 81%) Virgin An ambitious project for Sensible to take their Amiga-bow, but they just about pull it off in this quirky, overhead golf-sim. Sure, some of the holes are ridiculous, and it takes time to learn the ins and outs.
But Steve Bradley liked it and he was the Games Editor, so he must be right, right?
Developed and programmed using Amiga-only software: Devpac2, Blitz Basic2, Art Department Professional and Deluxe Paint.
It puts the proverbial finger up to developers with pretensions of global grandeur and proves that you don't need a marketing-budget the size of a lottery-win to create successful, exciting games. O GLOOM A1200 (AF75; 91%) Guildhall One of the main contenders for the accolade of top Doom-clone on the Amiga, Gloom was created, i SUBVERSION (.AF76; 10%) Guildhall Any feature of a game can be twisted round and made into a benefit. So, from an advertising point of view. Subversion boasts hundreds of thousand of different combinations of play and ten levels of difficulty. In reality, it presents
you with one sub-standard ZX Spectrum screen which is so poor it doesn't even make it on to the glossily packaged box. Avoid.
BRAVO ROMEO DELTA (AF76-, 30%) Guildhall Up to the minute political topicality is merged with a backward, awkward control system from the heady world of IBM PC compatibles in the '80s.
Anyone in their right mind should avoid at all costs. It looks and plays absolutely horribly and should be made to suffer from mutually assured destruction.
TOURING CAR CHALLENGE (AF74; 21%) OTM Piles of promotional literature, tie-ups with Alfa Romeo and absolutely no game whatsoever. Why on earth did they bother?
A text-based management simulation with quite howlingly awful race highlights which consist of a few cars bombing past a static screen. Oh dear.
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beat-em-ups on offer in the Amiga scene.
That's why CD32 owners should rejoice and rejoice loudly. For the compact disc that SSFII comes on eliminates disk swapping at a stroke.
No longer must the gamer squint their eyes over illegibly small print requesting disk four, or was that disk five? Yes, no disk swaps makes playing a joy rather than a chore.
So. What about the playability?
Considering that this is the CD32 version it makes sense that the player SUPER STREET FIGHTER II Price TBA Versions CD“ Release date_ November 88% ¦ The compact disc that SSFII comes on eliminates disk swapping at a stroke.
In the conclusion to Steve Bradley's review of Super Street Fighter II in issue 74, he recommended that owners of single drives should avoid the game and that twin drive owners should only consider buying it. Hard drive owners however, should embrace it warmly.
The reason? Loading times. With a single drive it could take anything up to five solid minutes before the player even got a whiff of a bout.
Unacceptable in this day and age, even with SSFII representing one of will own a CD52 pad.
Preferably two. If so.
Aficionados of the arcade version will find that all of the original special moves and combos are in here waiting to be pulled off with requisite skill and ease. In fact, part of the joy of the game resides in the 'game within a game' scenario of getting to grips with the special moves and combos of each character.
And all the original arcade characters are here too. Sixteen hustling, bustling, preening and muscling street fighters. Each sporting their own individual unmistakable kick-ass characteristics.
Who on the right side of 18 can fail to be impressed by the electrifying Blanka, the avian gracefulness of Chun Li, the raw brutality of Fei Long, or the Aryan arrogance of Guile? Not me, that's for sure.
The fait accompli of Super Street Fighter II is that our very own LEFT: Blanka proves thal anything the Colombian goalie can do, he can do better.
Nice try Blanka, but no cigar.
BELOW: No one knows this, but before he was recast for Batman Forever, the Boy Robin used to be a SSFII star.
Fight TOTAL FOOTBALL: AS READ BY ALL er II CD22 technical editor and writer, Graeme Sandiford, has given the game his stamp of authoritative approval.
He, after all, can complete all of the bouts in the arcade version without blinking an eye. He's an official regional champion and he reckons that the game's subtleties have been captured perfectly here.
Capcom supplied the programmers with the source code and collision charts from the arcade original. And boy has it been put to good use.
The main criticism, however, lies in the size of the sprites. Compared to Mortal Kombat 2 or Shadow Fighter, they're simply too small.
More like Shaq Fu really.
Beat-'em-ups really require larger sprites than this to be truly and utterly enjoyable.
Nevertheless, Super Street Fighter II has made it to the CD32 and retains the playability of the arcade version in the process. For that we can be truly thankful. Fh DISCERNING SERBIAN ASTON VILLA STRIKERS (CALLED SAVO) CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER WARNING!
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Well, this little place is a bit of a shambles - fancy sending a criminal out to do the fishing.
However, at least they got one thing right - an elder statesman spurring them on to liberty.
COLONIZATION Reviewed in AF74 ¦ 95% MicroProse 01454 329510 The bells It is easy to neglect Liberty bell production. Very easy, but foolish.
Not only do the bells and the rate that they are produced speed you towards independence, but they also help you get hold of invaluable founding fathers (see next page).
There are no hard and fast rules, but from the beginning, as soon as a colony can support anything above the carpenter specialist food producers minimum of a colony, you should get yourself a statesman. One colony at least should have an elder statesman, even if this means you forking out to buy one.
In the endgame, you may rely on foreign intervention to save you - the quicker you can produce Liberty bells the better.
Tool up A colony based around manufacturing should always be run by experts. Usually, you will be able to produce raw materials faster than any number of non-experts can turn them into finished product.
This is a wasted opportunity. By die time you are able to produce manufactured goods, the price raw materials will fetch in Europe isn't worth the hassle.
Moreover, every fur (or whatever) that goes off because the warehouse is full, is another bag of gold lost forever.
Doorstepping You will nouce that your evil European contemporaries will attempt to surround your colonies with fortified units. They will not immediately declare war, but their presence causes disruption, upsets the natives and is decidedly worrying.
Once you have a full-scale buildup. A landlocked colony will not be able to export any produce as the trade wagons cannot pass.
There are only two ways to remove the obstruction - kill them (thus, obviously involving yourself in a war) or negotiate with their masters, which can be costly. The best thing to do is deploy your own troops first, on the main thoroughfares. This keeps them free and does intimidate any interlopers. The downside is that it will upset nearby indians.
It's sinful If you don't have the assistance of founding father William Brewster, you will be plagued by next to useless criminals. Indentured servants aren’t so bad. Because you can just cart them off to the nearest Indian village to get themselves an education.
Training them yourself is not worth it. They take ages to become ordinary colonists, never mind anything useful. There are some tilings they are good at. Though. Well, average at. You can use them as scouts. They travel just as fast and see as far as a colonist.
The added advantage is that if you come across an indian village of scouts, they will be upgraded.
Continued overleaf ' ¦ Indentured servants aren't so bad, just cart them off to the nearest Indian village.
0 FORGIVE ME FATHER NOVEMBER 1995 SCREEN PLAY The founding fathers are the element that replaces "Wonders of the World" from Civilization. Every founding father (who are ail real historical figures) brings a special bonus to your nation. Some bonuses are nice, but transitory additions
- some can dramatically change the outcome of your whole game.
It isn't really possible to give a definitive list of the best fathers, because the best ones will depend almost entirely on the individual game you are playing. It is possible to offer suggestions though: iTJTnTiwis STARTING OUT: Military: Herman Cories - An increased treasure yield from dispossessed natives. If you are playing the Spanish and are operating a shoot- to-kill policy regarding the indigenous population, you can't go far wrong with this one.
Religious: William Brewster - Allows you to select from three possible choices when a new recruit appears at the docks. He also prevents any criminals or slaves... sorry, indentured servants, from appearing. This can be the vital difference early on between building an efficient colony and one which is liable to be bogged down with second rate colonists.
Religious: William Penn - Increases cross production. Especially useful if you are playing the English, increased cross production will all but guarantee a steady flow of new blood for you to property explore and stake your claim in the new world. Especially useful when combined with William Brewster Exploration: Sieur da la Salle - An automatic stockade once a colony reaches three inhabitants is not to be sniffed at Especially useful if the natives are less than friendly, or you find yourself next door to some evil Obviously toms ot the founding lathors had trouble with wind. However. H is no
understatement to say that they can dramatically alter the whole course of the game. Choose wisely.
Europeans - it also makes the use of makeshift camps harder.
Exploration: Ferdinand Magellan - Okay, a one square advantage in ship movement doesn't seem that great, but it saves years of game time in exploring the coastline. Maybe not as useful when playing a game set in America.
Exploration: Henry Hudson - Doubled output of fur can make you a small fortune early on, but, obviously, only H your colonies are geared towards its production.
MIDDLE GAME: Political: Pocahontas - H there are still any Indians left at this stage, presumably you aren't intent on murdering them, so keeping them Religious yrfrest in the Itetfierlandi causes .increased eMigration. Colonists now available in AmsterdaM. -The following individuals wilL acOoMpang us to the Hew WorLd to pursue religious freedoM. When shell we recruit? .. Free Colonists Free Colonists Free Colonists Well, there Isn't always much ol a choice, buf you gel the Idea - you can actively pursue Individuals to help your colony rather than ual making do with whoever happens along.
Content is a good Idea. You may elect to go for Pocahontas earlier in the game, but H you are going to kill, loot and burn, it seems pointless.
Military: Francis Drake - If you are actively pursuing Piracy as an easy means to make money, an extra 50% combat strength Is very welcome. Pirate ships are more than a match for merchants, but with the bonus they stand a chance against laden galleons and can give frigates a run for their money.
Political: Thomas Paine - Use your judgement on this one. If you are being stung by the King for 25 per cent taxes, it is worth boosting your Liberty bell production early.
Military: Paul Revere - Very handy indeed H you employ a makeshift, transitory colony tactic. As long as you have muskets, someone will fight the invaders.
Political: Thomas Jefferson - By this stage you should have a few statesmen hammering out Liberty bells. A bit more power to their elbows wouldn't go amiss.
ENDPHASE: Military: John Paul Jones - An extra frigate never does any harm.
Trade: Peter Styvesant - A customs house is all- important. Especially when you declare
- Factories can chum out goods quickly and efficiently.
Crrttui Khufvnj S S € Cont inue A pirate Is fine against a merchant, but with Drake you should feel brave enough to plunder galleons too.
«¦ Alternatively, try pressing them into service as missionaries. They aren't very good at it, but they are better than nothing.
If you have George Washington in your congress, it is well worth issuing them with some muskets and sending them out to the nearest hot spot. Every time they win a combat, they will achieve a better standing (indentured servant, colonist, veteran). Many a victorious colonial army has been constructed in this way.
New, moral army The basic need for any colony facing the threat of their imperial masters kicking in the door and giving them a damn good hiding is at least two artillery pieces and two dragoons.
Colonies near the sea need to take special care and, if possible, you should make every effort to make them fortresses. Fortifying, ill-defended colonies is worse than useless.
If you have a fortress with two dragoons in it. Although they may inflict "TheInca sfce that your fobd store's are low this season. Our own hardest has- been-plentiful, however, and we have cone to share our bounty with you. We' offer you a gift of 67 food in recognition of the everlasting peace between our people everlasting peace between our peoples!
Let us eat together and give thanks for our good fortune." ' ' some damage on the King's men, they are unlikely to Iasi more than one round.
That means you then have to retake the Fortress not the sort of tiling you wanl to happen at all.
It is more important to have Fortresses well defended than any other colonies. A fortress with three artillery and a handful of dragoons will inflict huge losses on the enemy. Even better still if it is well stocked with horses and has some capability for musket production.
It is important to start building up an arsenal early. You may be able to protect colonies from indian raids with some hastily convened colonists, but they are not going to be able to hold of the King's army, or even a determined European power. Fighting men fortified in your colony cost no food, so there is no maintenance cost.
Artillery pieces should be bought, at least until their cost in Europe goes up to
2000. In the time it takes to manufacture one. A reasonable
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Re-releases MORTAL KOMBAT 85% Future Zone (Phone your nearest branch) ¦ £7.99 ¦ AF55; 74% Gosh! Looking back at the review of Mortal Kombat in issue 55, I've got to admit to being a tad shocked at some of the reasons given by Games Editor of the time, Rob Mead, for Mortal Kombat not being good enough to merit at least an eighty something percentage mark.
"One of the main problems," Rob reckoned, was "that the backgrounds MORTAL KOMBAT Above: The first rule of Mortal Kombat is: "Never mess with anyone who only wears shorts and slippers".
Above right: Goto wanted to know why he went through deoderant faster than everyone else MORTAL KOMBAT: Above: Take your partners for the Mortal Kombat "Come Dancing" championships.
Right: Sonya narrowly lost out to Sharon Davies for the spot on Gladiators MORTAL KOMBAT: Right In victory. Reptile was always polite, modest, humble and never boastful. But then again... had been sacrificed to make allowance for the motion capture perfection of the digitised sprites".
Backgrounds don't actually do anything for gameplay, so why he considered that as a main problem is beyond me; unless, of course, you think that the aesthetic parts of a game are more important.
No, by any means, the most important element to be taken into consideration with a beat-'em-up is the intuitiveness of the control system and the ease with which special moves can be pulled off.
The straightforward moves, such as punches, kicks and jumps, are all easily carried out and pretty generic to each Mortal Kombat character.
The special moves, while teetering on the edge of counter intuitiveness, are easy enough to pull off, but difficult enough not to be executed every time you go for them. In all, an even match of dexterity versus speed of thought.
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Revised score: 85% MICROCOSM CD32 Future Zone (Phone your nearest branch) ¦ £2.99 ¦ AF58; 87% In his summary of Microcosm when it first appeared on the CD32, Marcus Dyson said, "I've seen the future and it’s awesome!".
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For after all, the awesome graphics are merely pulled off of the CD and have no relevance to the on screen action, except when, in a couple of instances, the player actually gets the choice of whether to turn left or right at certain points.
That is the only choice you get.
Sure, it looks great and the prerendered full motion video sequences at the start of the game are truly worth putting into a collection of 'Great Gaming Follies of the '90s, but other than that small accolade, Microcosm has nothing going for it whatsoever.
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U682 VARK S CLI TOOLS VOL 8 50 utest Oil loots g* mat U683 IMAGE STUDIO v2.2 50 tatesi CU toots get the!
U684 ESSENTIAL AMINET 8 50 latest CLI tools get mm!
U685 MIOI TRIGGER 50 latest CLI tools gel that GM238 LAST LAP V1 Excellent racing game tor one or two players GM239 ULTIMATE STAR TREK Quite oW but a great strategy game by Tooias Richter (2 Os*al GM242 PSYCHUEL A .an Breed style shoot em up ;W02.| GM245 THE PYRAMID GAME a puzzle ptadomi game |2 D.sk*| GM247 KLONDIKE III Thm s a specmi VERSION of Kton*ka lor d tk
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GM248 DELUXE PACMAN AGA Wow a pacman gam. By me author of Dekjxe Gaiega GM249 DELUXE PACMAN ECS GM258 BATTLESHIPS a ,ery piayaom game by me Asaansms GM259 EGG SCRAMBLE Mad. Mad game Very colourful ptafformer GM260 GEMZ aOOctrve puzzle game GM263 CODENAME NANO supwb thrust game Gal ,r GM264 SCORTCHED TANKS v1.85 GM265 DATASTORM |2 Dmka] GM266 BLITZ BOMBERS me popular mutu-piaye* oomoers game GM267 NIMBLE! Wroth.. addctrv. Puzzle game GM268 EXCELLENT CARO GAMES III A set of dittereni card games on here |AGA) GM269 MASTER BLASTER II decern bomb game GM270 TRONICS ironAght ptiasers game Addcbve
GM271 SUPER COMBAT 3 mis « a two ptayer version of carroon fooder Superb grapfra Objecl to kil oeher player [3 D1 GM272 DR. STRANGE 2 top notch paBorm romp GM273 REBELLION an rutgroas clone -nh a dftoronco GM274 R3 is a 1 2 player imooth scrolkng throw game QM275 MARATHON ? Ptaye- acton gama GM276 THE DEVILS ABODE written by the author of War of the Worlds This is a 30 honor adventure Decent GM277 SPEED - DOOMER 2 version 2 of me Doom cron. More graphics, liner detail (walls etc) and much faster scrolling AGA] GM278 DNX ym btatcnt Super Stardust tunr*i ganvel |AGA|2 D) GM279 ALIEN BASH II
very similar to Chaos Engine vety good GM280 SKID RACER car racing game not bed GM281 DUCK DODGERS great platform game with duc*s GM282 TRAP 'EM from the author of the decent Jixnp am GM283 ZOMBIES Alien Breed style shod-om-up [AGa; GM284 DARK ANGEL Flashback style, platform in a power complex GM285 BLACK DAWN V another roraron of the great adventure GM286 GALLEONS 2 player 3D ahoot-ern-up GM287 ENGINES 2 player mruat game |WB2.| MOT NEW DEMOS D203 MYSTIC 'IMPOSSIBLE IMPOSSIBILITY* wirwer of me Pnmovora party 95 Get lh s! [2 0 Ms] [4MB.) (AGA] 0204 TRSI -ANHALONIUM LENINI Quite a decent demo
from TRSI. The time! I AGA] D213 PARALLEX CCN "DEEP" Winner of the Gamenng 95 (2 Disks) |HO) )4MB«) |AGA] D216 FACULTY "MAN ON MOON” Very good demo irom Faculty needs loads of Mem' |4 Disks' |MD )6UB.j [AGA| D217 ABYSS "DRUGSTORE" .'Ohm) D218 OXYRON "TEMPLE OF DECEASE” D219 SANITY "ROOTS II” wow' A very decent demo release I020.)
D220 FREEZERS "DREAM WALKER" !2&aw!
D221 FREEZERS "LECH” AGA wc* the Bam Jam chans -best demo in 1995* Loads of the same routines • tunnels Wc 0222 ARTWORK "GREENDAY" Won a recent party in Germany very decent all round IAGA) [HO] [3 Doha) 0223 IMPACT DK "MELCHOIR” !HD| (BMe-l 0226 SUPREME "CHAOS” l'©| 0227 SCOOPEX "ALIEN” Sccope. We Back m me •90s -«i a good demo release! I AGA) D228 STELLAR "HUMAN” Stellar release -Human oxer-mont * *.
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AeswrPiy 95 demoi D238 VANITY "AMAZED” stunning new oemo from Vanity D239 OXYGENE "CONTROL” from the G AS P perty 95 |2 OJ D240 PARALLEX “ZIF” GASP winner Good |2 D) iAGA) |m ) MISCELLANEOUS GRAPEVINE 21 wroerb disk magazroe Irom LSD • Dake| GRAPEVINE 22 caa «cv date (Septenper?)
DEADLOCK 9 superb disk magazine by AnathemwNarco** NFA WORD 5 tfcsk magazine from NFA |AGA) NFA WORD 6 ask magazine from NFA [AGA] NFA WORD 7 col tor rolease dote and details (August) NFA BODYSHOP 8 |AQA| |j o»ka| SHERILYN FENN SLIDESHOW »GA| PHEOBE CATES SLIDESHOW sGA| ERIKA ELENAIK SLIDESHOW *OA| NIKI TAYLOR SLIDESHOW . DMAOA] TINY TOONS CLIPART superb hand drawn clipart NFA BIG GIRLS II [AGAJiaOaks) X-FILES GUIDE guide w the TV Show GCSE MATHS EXAM PAPERS GCSE help TRAVEL GUIDE gude for avid wond travellers |2 Disks) UFO : FINDING THE TRUTH 2 Daks) UFO : FINDING THE TRUTH 3 paranormal and
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VIEWTEK V2.01 Vewfek can show many picture lormata irciud-
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ol data Met for use wtthw Vdeolracker |4 0) U349 LIBRARIES ?
DATATYPES Do you ever need a Mwy?
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U359 TELETEXT v1.20 Create a Mkete.i receiver |WB2i) U376 POWERCACHE V37.115 Speed up your Hard Dnve access with tfus cache program Versions for 00.020. 030 and 040. [WB2-1 U379 DESKTOP MAGIC v2.0 Tfsa program alows you to aaagn sounds to Workbench tuncaons Ilka mouee cSOOng etc. (WB2*| U408 DISK SALV v2.31 This e the beat otskf.e repairer * the Public Domain Undelete ss-vage tiles and repa* disks U418 AMIGA DOS GUIDE v1 Learn Anxga DOS with mis program U426 EPU STAKKER v1.70 double your hard drtm space) [WB2.| U434 EDWORD PRO v5 Etfword Pro e me most corr®rehereive and easy to use word
processor c* the PD matfcef |WB2-| U440 SNOOPDOS v3 Use Snoopctoe to monaor program actMty An
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U453 MAIN ACTOR V1.55 An excefent modulo anlmafion player Buy •. RWB2 •) U454 VIDEOTRACKER 2 AGA m. AC,a oemoma.er U487 T. U.D. E. V1.00 The Ultimate Degrador and Enchancer can be used to degrade A120G 40COS to use WB13. Remove last mem etc U475 RELOKICK v1.4A FINAL Rwcaxk e the moat popular degrader around Forget the fake vt .41, ttaa H the real thing U479 MSDOS FOR AMKJADOS Mow. You to uae me MS DOS commands on your Amiga Abo uee the MSDOS star •“ |WB2.)
U480 HD GAMES INSTALLER II Install Jungle Sfnfce. Aaodn, Mortal Kombat II. Ruff n Tumble and about 12 morall U487 BIRTHDATE HISTORY v2M Check events mat happened on your txthdayt U499 M.U.I. V2.3 Create GUIntedacee Needed for Mosaic. |WB2.)
U502 GBLANKER V3.6 020 An opcmtsed vew for 0203Q'4060 Cpira. [WB3.J U510 FINAL FAX SUPER DUPER v3.13 Final Fax allows you to confrol GPFax Irom Fine Writer, sending a lax from a normal document U514 DISK STICK V1.1 A d*k labeling program U517 FINAL WRITER 030 PATCH Excellent A patch which turns me release 3 F*ai Writer info an optimised 030 version Gel this!!
U521 ADDRESS PRINT v4 Store sd »ess«s and print mem to labels U523 DOPUS MAGIC COMPANIAN Loads of button.. AREXX scripts lev Dopu* |WB2.)
U532 ALL NEW FINAL WRAPPER v3 Final Wrapper was me uM ity that ha Final Writer users tasl year Ttxe m the very latest version U533 CAR DATA ANALYST Monacx and t~l you, car. Perlrx- mance Firsl for the Amga U543 TOOLS MANAGER Allows you to have a dock* of icon, on Wbench. 12 Dok.MWB2.) U550 VMM V3 Vwtua memory program (WB2 ) [NEEDS MMU) [020.| U553 GFX CONVERTOR v1.7 Decent g phc. Convedcx Loads about 10dder em me formats and saves GIF. ILBIl. PCX. POSTSCRIPT.
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WAV. MAESTRO. VOC. AIFF and MAUO to any of the supported formats. Ie load in as IFF save as WAV or load as WAV arvaavo as IFF |WB2.)
U560 DELITRACKER II v2.1 A great module player fWB2*) [2 D| More utilities continued . U564 EXOTIC RIPPER V3.1 module and sanw rwer [WB2.| U568 LOTTERY WINNER V2.0 good lottery prodfcKx ).VB2.| U576 BLITZ BLANKER V2.5 B»o Bbnker s another tool mat reguires the services of MUI (U499) Modularised screen blanker WB2.| U581 PAGESTREAM 3F G PTCH This p«ch vwtty *woves Pagesbeam 3F If gfvoa you lamfscope nonpostsenpt pnrWngl i? 01 U588 PC-TASK V3.10 All new PC Task v3. Demo vera*n U589 MP LOTTERY V2 Another good lottery program U592 VARK CLI UTILS 7 A» the latest CU ublibes here!
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HAT WILLY an Amga ‘Jet Set Wufy- np * Addctrve- GM105 DYNAMITE WARRIORS 2 GM118 CHANEQUES yes. Two please!’ A Lemmings type game Direct your Htle men (wtth dfflerent skills) to the end. I? Daks] GM123 MEGABLOCK V2 me bM Tetris games on me Arraga GM125 KELLOGS LAND WOW! The very best PD platform game evert |AGA| GM126 SUPER MEGA FRUITS a good Fruit Machine game GM127 ZAXXON Sigerbf The C84 classic now cornea to the A mga* GM130 FISHY FISHYeat me small fish, avoid iho sharks and growl GM132 SAMURAI SHOWDOWN true s an amusng Straw Fightar done Good! IAGA] GM136 CYBERMAN wowt A 30 pacman clone
Very decem indeed GM138 INTERNAL COMBUSTION great skktmarks aquo mu* player racmg game GM141 MADHOUSE a graptxeal adronture game [2 OISkS) GM147 DELUXE GALAGA v2.51 must be the best PD shoof-em- up ever made' GM194 BATTLE DUEL AGA bamo duel a a SUPERB multnxoyet artillery type game. |AGA) GM195 BATTLE DUEL ECS ECS vorsion of me above WB2.| GM226 GLOOM A demo vecsron ol me kxihcotwig Doom ckxia |AGA[ LATEST CARDS KL099 Premter League 95 Cards KL100 Females Cards KL103 Dreams Cards KL104 Dreams II Cards KL 105 VT Chicks Cards 19.
Kli 36 Modem life Cards Kll 37 Time Cop Cards Klf 36 Speccy I Cards KLI3B Speccy 2 Cards KL 140 Jap Anim Cards KLI41 Toonie* Cards KLI42 B4uni Babes 1 Cards KL143 Manga Mamax 2 Card.
KLI44 Imegne Cards Kli45 M Graham Cards KLI46 World Allas Cards KL147 Avtabon Cards KL 148 Scenic Cards KL149 Uon King 2 Catds KLI 50 WikfNfa 2 Cards KL151 X-Faes Cards KL152 X F4a 2 Cards KL 153 Guardttn Cards KLI54 Lkxi Kng ill Cards KL155MG Cars Cards Kli 55 Safari Ca-ds KL156 Buldngs Cards KL157 Bg Cats Cards KL15B Kiler mshnct Cards KL159 The Sky Cards KLI50 Dogs Cards Ki’61 Places Cards Kli62 Oervi & Kybe Cards Kli63 Deep Space 9 Cards KL164 Misc Art Cards KL166 Texture Cards KL166 F«h Cards KL167 Batman 3 Cards Kl 166 Voyager Cards KLI06 Enka Elerxak Cards KL107 Wild Life Cards KL108
Album Covers Cards KL109 W*d L«e II Ca 0s KLI10 Landscapes C&tSs KL112 Pleasure Cards IB.
KL113 Starkers Cards KL114 Everton Winners Cards KL 115 NFA Mas* Cards KL116 Marine Fah Cards KL117 Birds 1 Cards KL118 Birds 2 Cards KL119 Pinnocio Cards KLI20 Ttue lues Cards KLI21 Airbrush Card* KLI22 Harley DavKJson Cards KLI23 Bons Haame 2 Cards KLI24 Sur Wars Galaxy Cards KL125 Render. Cards KLI26 Busen Cards IB.
KLI 27 Anna Mcole Srmm Cards KL128 Pup Fete* Cards KLI29 Body Pwrcmg Cards 18- KLI30 Real Beauties Cards KL131 Baytracng Cards KLI32 Fintstones the Movie Cards KLI 33 Gremfns Cards KLI34 Stargate Cards KL 135 Amie Cards FI LICENCE WARE F1-14 TOTS TIME E3.99 ideal kr younger users F1-31 POWERBASE V3.3 £3.99 datable F1-33 POWER PLANNER £3.99 personal organiser FI-41 GRAND PRIX MANAGER £3.99 am you. Own grwxl prt.
Racing teem 1994 season Recommended F1 -50 GUIDE TO AMOS V2 £4.99 absolute begnners guide fo Amos Superb guide to he® you understand’ F1-56 GIDDY 2 £3.99 Seoueiro Giddy F142 JUNIOR ARTIST £3.99 learn how lo i»«w FI47 BUBBLE TRUBBLE £4.99 F148 AQUANAUTA £3.99 st«e« game Gat tM F1-74 AMIGA ASSIST £3.99 begnners grade F1-76 OBSTICKLE £3.99 superb platform rompi F141 AQUAKON AGA £5.99 A iftbe Me Doom on water F143 IMAGE COMPRESSOR £3.99 kx AMOS coder* F144 WORD PLUS-f PRO Vi .3 £4.99 Want to know a get thtsi Used lo teR for C14 95’ F1 -86 LEGIONS OF DAWN £4.99 Sd-F, Dungeon Master type game
Choice ot several characters and loads ol weapons F147 LEGIONS OF DAWN £4.99 ha-d dnve veraron F1 -102 AURIGA £4.99 very (Meant Sold* cono More games continued . GM150 ROCKETZ V2.25 »*** AGA o«y 2 pia,er mruwwoof- i- up game Ono of the mo*i addcttve mutti olayer games everf [AGA] GM164 CYBERGAMES e.cetWnf A «raaf tighter clone wtm gore’ Thta « probabfy the beal bee1-anvup games in the PutAc Ocmain ;20| GM169 MASH Stmasr to Team 17s new Womu game A subtle croei between lemmings and Cannon Fodder GM174 TANKS! Excefcxit umk-war ten GM176 ALIEN GENOCIDE me A Ope-ation Wolf done? [2 0lSKSi
GM178 DOOMER a good Doom clone for me Amga ;AGA| (MD| GM 180 CARNAGE blood, guts and gore and more' GM183 PSSST AGA remember Psal c* me Speccy? Welt thnisthe Amiga version' GM184 SCREECH another car racing game GM185 BOARD GAMES Ctuedo a the mam game hero GM187 FEARS 2 AGA wowi Much better The e a demo ot the w ehod corrmerciat version' More aliens GM188 CARD GAMES DELUXE A program that allow* you loea and uee your Ktondke cards' Blackjack and anothor on hero P Ofaks) )2MB) GM191 CHILD ADVENTURE AGA not as bad as n sounds' A graphical adventure to solve the mystery lo clear your name H Duke)
GM192 CHILD ADVENTURE ECS P 0-m| GM193 SPRINGTIME GM227 WAR OF THE WORLDS 4 A virtual reaKy program! |AGA) GM228 KING HIGH A new card game MAGIC WB EXTRAS These contain icons, backdrops, drawers, tools manager brushes arvd docks and much much more' Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extra* Magic WB Extra* Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extra* Magic WB Extra* Magic WB Extras Magic WB Extras volume 1 volume 2 volume 3 volume 4 volume 5 volume 6 volume 7 volume 8 volume 9 volume 10 volume 11 volume 12 volume 13 [2 Disk*] [2 Disks] [2
Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Oisks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] [2 Disks] Buy all 13 volumes for £23.99 or each volume at £1.99 GLOOM Gloom «s an Amiga Doom-done that satisfies all expectations. A 1 or 2- player shoot-em-up. With the option of connecting two Amiga's through the nuH modem cable. Tho first 'rear Doom game this offers an atmospheric and frightening arena full of different enemies with all the guts A1200 £22.99 and gore you can imagine. Rated CD32 £22.99 91 % 10 Amiga Format - 'smashing'.
I2MB.JH0 INSTALL] Qot this 06,0,0 S|0CKS Have you been Gloomed?
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GRAC vl .10 Do you aflmlro tho commercial games cush as Monkey Island and other adventure games and wish you could program your own version? With the Graphic Adventure Creature vl .10 you can easily make a point and click adventure game like Relics ol DekJroneye This verson toes bugs m Vl and comes with an oxlensfve manual tor your reference Get this now!
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* • CD-ROM SOFTWARE Ft LICENCEWARE volume one - FI-01 to FI-100
Th« CD contains the complete collection of F1 Llcenceware
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disks' This CD is worth well over £500, if the disks were
bought separately. There is something for everyone on the CD
- games, utilities, tools, professional clipart and music,
beginners guides, educational programs and much more. Choose
from the award winning Blackboard v3 to Junior Artist or from
Tots Time to GRAC (the best ever selling F1 title with 100's of
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Leam about AMOS through theGuide to Amos, teach your kids how
to draw with Junior Artist, make a adventure game with GRAC or
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running straight from the CD AH programmers inftwj rnv.lty
tor.ntn CP sold. £32.99 COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE - NOT PDI KLONDIKE
GOLD Have you entered the race to collect Klondike cards before
your friends7 Even the Amiga 'scene' has gone Klondike madl
This CD should contain over 250 cards (our aim is for over 275
with many exclusive cards constructed by scene members) all
ready-to-run and in LHA format (for BBS and HD use). All cate-
gonsed into sections all your favourites are here and many more
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GROLIER 2 £26.99 There are some rare gems to be found in the treasure trove that is Public Domain. There are also plenty of rusty old nails. Steve McGill leads us on a journey through his latest discoveries... Sel as* PUBLIC DOMAIN If ever there was a time when the technical prowess, enthusiasm, and flair of the Amiga demo crews was needed, it is now. With Amiga Technologies eager to sign up new talent and take the Amiga in new directions and into different markets, there exists a vacuum desperately needing filled.
That the demo crews are capable of filling this gap is beyond question.
Even within the limitations of a bog- standard vanilla A1200 they squeeze, cajole, and bully the memory and processor restrictions into producing astounding effects.
With that in mind, rather than stick to our ivory tower here at Amiga Format, we chose to scout around and take on board some of die talent who actually help in the creation and production of said demos.
Welcomes are extended to Hollywood of Axis. He's responsible for most of the music in the Big Time Sensuality demo and also co-edits one of the better scene disk magazines, RAW. The first three demo reviews on these pages are Hollywood’s responsibility. We hope you like them.
PLANET M DEMO By _Melon Dezign Ware_Freeware PD House_All good ones No of disks _One Price _Ask PD house Planet M won first place at the SIH demo conference in Holland. It is available from the Internet at (ftp) i41s20.ira.uka.de pub SiH95 mln-pm.dms). It's difficult to know what to look for in a demo.
Should it make you gasp in awe, raise your eyebrows quizzically, or simply make you laugh?
Melon Dezign's new demo does all three, combining their legendary stylishness with a rough but fluid approach that makes the production one of the best seen this year.
Designed by Nam Alex Groo, the team behind the inspired video-in- your-Amiga, Mina Omistan, Planet M uses clever digitised images and chunky, stylised pictures and backgrounds to create something that's genuinely entertaining.
It's not so much the number- crunching power of the effects in the demo, more the way they're put it together that's impressive. For example, the sequence with die Melon logo distorting each individual letter towards the viewer, with strange plasmatic pulses in the background.
Strangely, the demo is even a little sensual, especially regarding the subject the group decided to map their famous black and white logo on to this time.
The music is excellent, with dreamy, smooth intro music, and some funky robotic speech in the tranced-up main tune. Above all, this demo is fun. Take a trip to I’lanet M right now, you won’t regret it.
FRUITKITCHEN (AGA) DEMO By _The Silenls Ware_Freeware PD House_All good ones No of disks _Two Price_As* PD House Fruilkitchen is also available from the Internet at (ftp) i4ls20.ira.uka.dc pub Assembly95 a95-sile.lha). An earlier incarnation ofThe Silents evolved into Digital Illusions - the game designers responsible for the Pinball Illusions trilogy. No longer part of the demo group, The Silents reputation now rests 011 the shoulders of some industrious Danes who, judging by this new production, arc carrying the torch well.
Fruilkitchen is the follow up to Soulkitchen, reviewed in A173.
Soulkitchen distinguished itself with a phenomenal soundtrack by Scortia and some clever effects. Fruilkitchen contains a slightly disappointing (but PD Selection of the month novelty value of the pictures covered within the disks reviewed, you'll understand why.
Artcore presents the user with a novel, verging on impressively stupid, selection method for each of the slideshow's pictures; you travel through a Doom-style corridor complete with animated fans on the wall and select the pictures from there.
Many of them are archetypal muscle-bound, scantily-clad fantasy figures, but one portrait in ARTCORE SLIDES SLIDESHOW By - Ware_ particular stands out head and shoulders above the rest - that of an old, wizened Native American. Despite the monochrome hue, he looks so realistic you can almost smell him.
If you find that searching through the corridors is a bit of bind, the option is always there to run everything from the auto-slide mode. Although doing so means that you will miss out on the hidden area inside the dungeon. Recommended.
«¦ still good) soundtrack, along with some original vector routines.
However, this release still ends up being a bit directionless. It's not that being conventional is necessarily damning for a demo, but people tend to get bored with the "here's an effect”, “here's another one", “here's another!" Slapdash school of design.
Fruilkitchen is guilty of this.
On the plus side, there's an excellent Doom-style routine, with some nice camera work; you seem to shimmy round comers and at one point even somersault 360 degrees.
There’s also an extremely clever effect involving the glare from streetlights on a vector road. Not an all-time great. Fruilkitchen is still worth checking out.
PIXELSTORM (AGA) DEMO By_Abyss Ware_Freeware PD House_All good ones No of disks _One Price__As* PD house Pixels I arm is also available from the Internet at (ftp) i41s20.ira.uka.de pub Assembly95 a95-pixe.lha) This AGA slideshow from the excellent German group dares to be different, and succeeds in being refreshingly alternative in its choice of the 10 greatest mouse-drawn pictures, by Toxic and Tyshdomos.
Demo 'scene' artists often seem obsessed with dragons, semi-nude women and giant robots, but this release shows that caricature can look just as good when drawn freehand on the Amiga.
Full marks to Tyshdomos, one of the most promising artists seen on the .Amiga for a long time, for properly crediting which pictures were copied inspired by other artists and which are complete originals.
Despite the controversy about this subject, it's always worth remembering that every pixel has still been drawn by the artist in Deluxe Paint or whatever. You need talent to do that.
Check out Tyshdomos' Michael Jackson caricature for an example of the great, humorous artwork Abyss are capable of creating. Toxic's pictures are also excellent, being anything from cleverly exaggerated to immorally cartoony.
Most people will probably stick to demos combining both suave pictures and sophisticated effects.
But if they want a slideshow that isn't simply dragons dragons dragons or digitised pictures of their (least) favourite sci-fi show, they’d do well to get hold of this.
Funky soundtrack, too.
ROSWELL SLIDESHOW SIJDESHOW By Edd Wallers and Roswell Ware_Freeware PD House_Online PD No of disks _Two Price 75p per disk plus 50p p&p At the approach to the end of any century, it is the historically traditional custom of the sad. The sadly deluded, and the clinically insane to rise up and indulge their paranoid confusion and report sightings of extra terrestrials, unidentified flying objects, unusual occurrences and strange phenomena.
It's a well known maxim that if you repeat a lie often enough, you PUBLIC DOMAIN NOVEMBER 1995 ROSWELL SLIDE SHOW Extra terrestrials or a bathroom light? You decide.
And other people will eventually come round to believing it wholesale.
And that includes people who really should know better.
Take this slideshow as an example. All the pictures are reported as having been taken in New Mexico by Edd Walters (who he?) Just after that little gem of information, there is a statement of the photos authenticity; "Photos have been tested and proved NOT to be FAKE!"
Believers and anyone on the verge of believing will take this as a statement of fact when it is really just a statement of intent. What were these tests?. What constitutes a fake?
What does the statement mean by ¦proved'? Etc. etc. Nevertheless. UFO spotting is sort of interesting, if only because it provides everyone with good reason to have a laugh at the believers and their bonkers theories; US Military hush ups. Top Secret Arms.
American Government in league with the aliens. Christopher Walken is human, ad infinitum.
For anyone wilh any sort of interest in the subject, these two disks are well worth checking out.
Good luck.
MARATHON GAME By _Peter De Boer Ware_Shareware PD House_Online PD No of disks _One Price _75p plus 50p p&p In At75 we looked at a game called Carnage that involved the player in a hide 'n' seek 'n' destroy mission against another player inside a relatively large maze.
There were two methods of playing Carnage. A split screen using one Amiga, or a serial link version requiring two Amigas and two monitors TVs, Marathon is incredibly similar to Carnai?. In that the player is put in control of a tiny little animated sprite who hits to seek out the other player’s tiny little animated sprite and kill it.
Unlike Carnage though, with Marathon the player can commandeer vehicles, drive them around and run over his opponent.
This version, like all Shareware, is limited in scope with only outplaying area available. Registree's can expect to obtain for their fee the most up to date version of Marathon.
The kevfile. And when available, the Marathon Editor. Worth consideration.
BATMAN RETURNS DEMO By _The True Darkside Ware_Freeware PD House _Mon PD No of disks _Two Price _£1 per disk plus 5Op p&p A strange mish mash of a demo this one. It starts off brilliantly with an overview of Gotham City complete with dare bursts from huge chimney slacks. Then, suddenly, a polygonal NOVEMBER 1995 PUBLIC DOMAIN WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN PD SELECT THIS MONTH Mon PD 9 Lon-y-Wylan Llanfairpwll Ynys-Mon Gwynedd LL61 5JU Tel: 01248 714591 17Bit Software 1st Floor Offices 2 8 Market Street Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 1DH Tel: 01924 366982 Online PD 1 The Cloisters Halsall lane Formby
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The scene cuts to a huge Gothic building overlooking the city replete with atmosphere and Batman himself looking all moody, menacing, and macho. His cloak flutters in the wind magnificently and then he jumps off of the building in synchronisation with a huge fork of lightning; this man's got class. Then the demo diversifies into standard demo fare; swirling tunnely dot routines, vector patterns, bouncing cubes with scaled and pixelised animations mapped on them etc. Batman Returns verges on being interesting but ultimately fails. Would have been better if it had stuck to the Batman animations.
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The initial levels introduce the basic premise of the gameplay simply and gently so that the gamer picks up the various subdelies of the creatures' behaviour. This helps train your response time for the more difficult levels that lie ahead.
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Cinema 4D is a new 3D animation system about to hit the UK.
Graeme Sandiford takes a peek.
Ol lot mats including Imagine, Seul il and
l) l. These can be converted using a special version of the
German object convenor. Castilhan. It also has extensive
modelling tools of its own. Including splines, morphing.
Boolean operators and even a fractal landscape generator.
I here arc an impressive number of primitives, which you can add to bv using the object libran feature. Cinema 41) also has some special objects such as a figure that is complete with inverse-kinematics arranged, a Sun object, a text loader and an emboss object which creates an embossed relief from an I1K image.
In the animation department Cmema 41) uses a an intuitive kev- fruming system. Objects' movements can be recorded to kev-frames from which the computer will create the frames necessary to fill in between each key-frame. With features like this and such a simple interface Maxon Cinema
41) looks set to take a huge bite out of the I K 3D market. O
Another unique feature is being able to edit an object's
texture as if it were an object itself-just like in Real 5 )
. In the editor, while in edit mode, object texture or edit
object texture axis mode, textures appear to have spheres,
tubes or planes depending on which texture mode you have
applied to that object. You can then interactively rotate,
position and stale the texture.
Textures can also be mirrored, adjusted automatically to an object and positioned at an orthogonal angle to the viewer. This last is useful if you have a texture effect that has to be facing the camera all the time.
When it comes to models the program can load a varieu Below left: Here's Cinema 4D's highly configurable interface in action.
A brand new 3D animation system is about to hit the I'K for the first time. Germany's most popular 3D package.
Maxon Cinema II). Will soon be available from HiSoft for £19(1.99. But what's so special about Cinema 4!)': Basically, the same things as LightWave-an easy-to-use interface and some powerful features. Cinema II) lias an Intuition-based interface that can be opened up on to practically any screen, including Workbench, or a graphics card. Several toolbars are available for easy access to Cinema Ill's features. You can also choose from several viewing modes; either front above, the front, the side, a 3D angle or a combination of all of them (a quad-view).
One ol the program's most unique features is its inverse-kinematics system.
It can create realistic movements that are properly articulated. Normally, when you create a figure, such as a human, moving the limbs in a natural manner can be difficult because the connection you make between objects is a hierarchy, Inverse-kinematics enables you to link objects at specific points. Once an object is moved or rotated any linked objects will also respond, but instead simply copying its movements they react in a similar way to how you would expect them to in the real world.
The single most powerful driving force in the computer industry is the need to upgrade. It is this factor that motivates millions of people around the world to fork out vast sums of money so that their machines can be made better and, perhaps more importandy, faster. Ever)' single serious A 1200-owner will be drooling at the photograph on this page. This piece of hardware, the Falcon 040 accelerator, has the power to make your A1200 run faster than ever before.
The reason the Falcon accelerator is so fast is that it uses the same CPI’ as the top-of-the-line A4000 - a Motorola 68040. This is the chip which performs most of the calculations that the Amiga processes and the faster it goes die quicker your machine performs.
This board also features an FPU and MMU which help work out floating point calculations and remap areas of memory. So this board is of interest to most Amiga users, especially those involved in processor-intensive work such as ray-tracing, image processing and even displaying animations.
The Falcon 040 won’t be of any real interest to games players because it’s expensive to buy for just that purpose monstrously large board and even considered starting a weight-training course. Surprisingly, on arrival the board actually turned out be quite small and of very high build-quality. The manual claimed that it should fit exactly in to your trapdoor - and indeed it did.
With scarcely molecule to spare of either side. However, the board is slightly thicker than average and, when in the only socket, the SIMM protrudes below the level of the trapdoor. To accommodate this and the forthcoming Graeme Sandiford couldn't wait to get his hands on this new accelerator board for an A1200.
And there aren’t that manv games on the Amiga that will make good use of the extra processing power afforded by the board. Although both (iloom and TFX run like the proverbial clappers with the Falcon installed.
One of the most frustrating aspects of A1200 accelerator boards is that they rarely fit properly and usually require Herculean feats of strength to fit them.
Because the 68010 is that much bigger than a 68020 or even a 68030. I had nightmares about how I would fit such a Test Result Falcon 040 A600-NF A1200-NF A3000-25 A4000 Imath
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standard A4000 040. In most of the tests the Falcon and the
A4000 results were almost identical, but on one or two the
Falcon has out-performed the A4000 by a large margin.
SCSI-2 interface, a small rectangular section has to cut away from the lid of the trapdoor. This took me some time and was quite fiddly, but fortunately.
Power Computing are haring some made.
Other than simply inserting the board there is not that much involved in installing it because it mainly auto- configures with only a few jumper adjustments needed if you want to upgrade to a 68060 processor later on.
LIGHTWAVE 3.5 RENDERING TEST You can also make sure that your 68040-library is installed as this will give you about a 10-15 per cent speed increase thanks to its 040-specific routines. After that the only reason you'll ever notice that the board is installed is because your machine performs most of its regular tasks preposterously fast.
Unfortunately, this may mean that you'll have some incompatibility problems with poorly-written programs and games, just as you would have with an A4000. But this is a small price to pay for the increase in performance and is largely a problem with older games.
So exactly how fast is it? If you want to go by textbook figures, Syslnfo gave the Falcon a MIPS rating of 18.67. MIPS means Million Instructions Per Second and gives a reasonable idea how fast a computer can handle calculations.
The Falcon can handle approx 18,670,000 instructions every second, which means it's decidedly nippy.
Gave a similar result from iLs Dhrystonc test, which is similar to the speed test in Syslnfo - an A4000 at 1.00 and the Falcon a fraction slower at 0.99. For more information on the resulLs obtained by AIBB have a look at the benchmark results table.
To get a “real-life" idea how fast this board is compared with an A4000 and an A1200 with an 030 accelerator, we performed two practical tests with Photogenics .2and LightWave 3.5. The results and the details of the tests are in the relevant boxouts.
The Falcon can handle approximately 18,670.000 instructions every secontl which means it's decidedly nippy. However, this figure is marginally lower than a standard A4000 040 which clocked a rating of 18.84 MIPS. But, you should bear in mind that this is simply a benchmark result that doesn't take normal operating circumstances into account.
AIBB is another benchmark program, which does take into account the Amiga’s Operating System. AIBB PHOTOGENICS TEST The second of the practical tests we put the machines through was a real processor-pumping exercise involving the rendering of a very complicated scene in Lightwave. The scene, rendered below, contains 25 objects. 119 surfaces, 34 lights, 14 images (used as texture maps) and a total of 52,029 polygons. The scene was rendered in D2 PAL mode medium resolution (640x480), with memory segmentation set to 1.1Mb (rendered in seven sections), low anti-aliasing and in realistic render
mode. The results were quite revealing and a bit of a surprise. The A1230 Blizzard-equipped Amiga took over 15 minutes 8 seconds, which was actually pretty good going.
The A4000 clocked a time of 10 minutes 45 seconds, which is about the speed you might expect.
However, the Falcon staged a bit of an upset by rendering the scene in 7 minutes 28 seconds - surprisingly faster than the A4000 which had been tying with it in most of the other tests except for one or two benchmarks. One of the most telling differences in the AIBB benchmark results was the instruction test (1.45) which appears to be a more accurate gauge than Syslnfos speed test which had the machines near identical.
You also need to consider how efficiently an accelerator runs before buying it. A sure test of this is how hot it runs. The 68040 runs fairly hot normally, but the Falcon's CPU was actually quite cool - even when the board was left on constantly for three days it functioned properly without over-heating.
While the board's specifications are impressive, the question remains - is it good value? Well, considering that A4000s will cost over £2,000, you could buy a new A1200 (£400), a tower casing (£350) and Falcon (£500) and build an equivalent system with over £700 spare.
As to how it measures up to other cards we'll have to wait until other boards go in to production - 1 can't wait to see the Blizzard 1260 go head-to-head with 060 version of the Falcon... 'I) This test involves Almathera's Photogenics 1.2. Three machines were put through their paces; an A1200 fitted with a Blizzard 1230 III. A 50MHz processor and CPU; an A1200 with a Falcon 040; and an A4000 040. Photogenics was made to apply a Gaussian blur with a radius of six to a 768x512 image. The A4000 and Falcon's times were near identical with the A4000 finishing in 6 minutes and 37 seconds and the
Falcon in 6 minutes and 39 seconds. The A1200 was last with a time of 10 minutes.
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John Kennedy does a double-take at a new Amiga video card.
Amiga graphics are unique because they can be displayed on a television or recorded on a VCR with no additional hardware. Unfortunately, this friendly behaviour can also be their undoing, because the video signals which are great for TV are significandy different to those required by standard high-resolution, PC-style VGA monitors.
The AGA chipset was a cost-effective solution to this problem, and the DBL-video modes (such as DBLPalNoFlicker) provided a signal which was sometimes good enough for display on a PC monitor.
Way back when the AGA Amigas were launched, rumours abounded that an add-on card flicker fixer for the Amiga 4000 was coming "real soon". Amazingly, three years later, it's Finally here.
It works too - slot it into the A4000 and all Amiga modes can suddenly be viewed on a VGA monitor via the 15-pin socket. Even better, interlaced displays become rock steady. Picture quality in general is excellent.
Use the card straight out of the box and you may obtain some pretty ropey images. However, take die time to read the instructions and experiment with the banks of jumpers mounted on the board, and everything becomes (literally) clear.
The only noticeable side-effect of using the card is when an interlace display is used. Moving objects, the mouse pointer for example, develop a slight jagged edge. This is unavoidable and is a consequence of die interlaced display, not a fault of the card. Even modes such as SuperHiRes Laced (1440 by 512) can display pin-sharp text, readable on 15 inch monitors or better
- not bad for a computer without an extra video chipset.
HOW IT WORKS The ScanDoubler cards fits to the A4000's internal video slot (which is in line with a normal Zorro III slot). This provides access to the raw video signals which are normally piped out to the 23-way connector.
In order to re-transmit the video signal at frequencies suitable for VGA monitors (about 31kHz as opposed to 15kHz for standard video) the ScanDoubler caches the video in its own internal RAM - there is 1.5Mb of RAM provided on the card for this purpose. If the Amiga is working in interlaced mode, two interleaved frames are stored in the video memory and are combined. The new, improved video is then supplied at a rock-steady, VGA-friendly 31kHz.
Comparing the ScanDoubler to a graphics card can be a painful experience. For the same money you could have a choice of video cards and still have some left over.
The advantage of the ScanDoubler is that it works with the original video modes. There is no emulation, no fancy screen promotion; all the original modes are simply up-rated. No software is supplied at all; this is a purely hardware solution and. As a result, all software is guaranteed to work perfectly.
This includes demos, games and the dreaded Guru message.
As a bonus, the ScanDoubler provides composite socket and SVHS video socket too. This means that at last there is a sensible way of displaying and recording Amiga video signals from an A4000 without resorting to a Genlock (or a video card).
Of course, using the AGA screen modes means keeping their disadvantages too. Displays with lots of colours are deadly slow, and eat chip RAM at a fearsome rate and are limited in the number of colours.
Try running a 256 colour Workbench on a Picasso II and you'll know tnte happiness. Interestingly enough, the ScanDoubler works very well in unison with another graphics card - my Amiga has a Picasso Fitted and the scan-doubled modes simply pass through as normal.
This means I no longer need to keep several monitors on my desk; my SVGA-only display will happily show PA1.
As well as 1024 by 768. Heaven!
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INFORMATION PACK TODAY New accelerators are all the rage.
David Taylor finds a new one that won't hurt the piggy bank.
A while ago we looked at the 1220 board from this series. The
1230 is the bigger brother, but it offers more than just a
faster processor. And less... We can dispense with the
preliminaries immediately. This is a trapdoor expansion card
- you open your trapdoor, make sure the card is the right way up
and then slot it home. Well, ram it home is perhaps more
accurate (or RAM it even?). It is a very tight fit, but you
just have to be confident that it fits and push.
Apollo 123 In speed tests, this trapdoor expansion card comes out at about twice the speed of the 030 chip in A4000s (which means over six times the speed of the original A1200). It’s certainly no slouch.
There is no software to install in order to use the faster processor. Just turn on and you've now got an A1200 fitted with a 50MHz 030.
In speed tests, it comes out at about twice the speed of the 030 chip in A4000s (which means over six times the speed of the original A1200). As you can imagine, this card is no slouch.
APOLLO 1230 TURBO One slight surprise was that this card (and indeed the one we tested) can be bought without an FPU. Now, if you are interested in buying an accelerator that offers the son of power that the 1230 Turbo does, then what’s the likelihood that you're going to do without an FPU?
This card is for serious people using serious applications and some of these programs require an FPU to run. The upshot of this is that you should probably bung another £90 on the price for a decent FPU to go in the glaringly empty FPU slot. And some extra RAM for the two SIMMs is a good idea too.
The card does come with some software and a manual, because it also has a SCSI module that gives you access to SCSI devices. This side of the card is slightly more difficult to fit. The SCSI ribbon fits on to the card easily enough, hut then threads through to the spare expansion port that sits on die right hand side of the A1200 (the far left if you look at it from the back).
To get the new port there, you really need to take your floppy drive out from its holding and screw it down. It isn’t very difficult to do at all, but might put off some of the more weak at heart. It shouldn't really.
The manual details the software, which is an auto-booting disk, that allows you to format and partition drives so that they can autoboot. This is brilliant, because it means that you can now use an external SCSI device as a first hard drive. Before, vou would have DISTRIBUTOR Siren Software 0161 7965279 PRICE £289.99 (£89.99 68882 Mhz FPU, 4Mb RAM SIMM £129.99) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS A1200 SPEED • • • • It's fast, damn fast, but the FPU version will be even better.
MANUAL ••• A very comprehensive guide to the SCSI side, but some details on the fitting would have been better.
ACCESSIBILITY •••• Not difficult - as easy as it could be, but it may worry the more nervous user.
Needed an internal IDE hard drive as well, in order to be able to access further devices.
The downside is that the software could do with some tweaking. I had a few problems that were overcome, but did find that some SCSI devices could not be used. (As one manufacturer said, “There’s SCSI and there's SCSI - the industry standard isn't that standard".)
It wasn't possible to get it to recognise a magneto-optical drive, but, hopefully, it would be possible for a few improvements to be made to give better compatibility.
As it was, it did allow me to use a hard drive, one from Siren Software themselves incidentally, and a CD-ROM.
All in all, this card offers a whole host of possibilities. Extra speed, an FPU (slot!), SIMM slots for more RAM and the addition of some SCSI devices. It's very cheap considering this, but remember that you're going to want to get the extras too. 'b FEATURES • • •• • All singing, all dancing - everything a card for the A1200 could offer.
VALUE • • • • • Very cheap, but don’t forget to work out how much more RAM and an FPU will cost.
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DreadDetaill 74,762 3- DreadDetai12 69,878 3- DreadHu11 194,988 3- DreadHu11.spec 214,582 3- Eng i neMap 3, 268 8- F ighterMap 74,884 8- F inMap 38,698 8- GenerIc.Pane Is 275,518 3- GunG ine 183,976 3- SatCo 12 53,266 3- Sat Spec 2 53,266 3- T i pMap 6,928 8- M i ndouHap 432 2- 14 indouRef let 528 2- No matter what serious use you put your Amiga to the one thing you can be sure that your programs will do is generate files. Whether it's text, images, or music that your programs produce, it's no good spending hours on a project if, in the end, as soon as you switch off your machine the fruits of
your labour are lost.
The trouble is that while being able to save your work is an essential part of modern computing, it can cause more A file manager and database for under £30! Graeme Sandiford checks what's hiding under the 'floorboards' in this dream bundle.
Than a few headaches. Trying to keep your files organised on a floppy-only system is bad enough, but once this relatively contained chaos is unleashed on to a hard disk things can very quickly get out of hand.
This is why file managing programs are an essential part of most people's software collection. However, file managers can do more than simply help keep your hard disk tidy by moving files around, they can also be used to give you a clear indication of the nature of a file. Most file managers can now show pictures, animations and play sounds.
InfoNexus 2 is the latest version of Optonica's file management system and, at the moment, is being distributed with a free database - DataNexus.
The release of InfoNexus has come at an interesting time as some Directory Opus-users are a little disgruntled with version 5 of die program. If InfoNexus 2 is up to scratch, itjust might convert a number of Opus-users.
One thing that is immediately obvious is that die interface of the program has hardly changed at all. 1 must admit to not liking the appearance of InfoNexus' inter face and preferring the clean and sharp Workbench 2 look of Opus 5 over the.custom-styling of 28,424 21 59,119 4 53,875 23 61,827 23 628 8 118,988 23 67,182 26 17,688 1 3 334,842 12 4,486 2 188,472 23 113,423 26 272,576 4 489 4 167,947 4 5, 848 4 78,568 21 31,888 5 714 12 278,371 24 6,116 28 188,841 23 InfoNexus. However, this interface has one distinct advantage - this product is compatible with Workbench 1.3. While 1 dislike the
physical appearance of the program, which is purely a matter of personal taste, it is constructed logically and looks a lot less cluttered dian Opus 5 tends to appear.
Although not as configurable as Opus 5, it is possible to alter the programs appearance by changing it's colour and it's highlights to make it look a litde sharper and cleaner. One of the unique features of Info. 'exus' interface is it's Pop and Roll menus which enable quick and easy access to menus - wherever the pointer is on screen clicking on the right-hand mouse button will bring up a bank of menus.
So what's new in version two of InfoNexus: It still has features such as DataType viewing, playing CDXL animations and its excellent network support, but now has several unique and important new features.
Perhaps the most visually appealing of these is its Image Browser function.
This tool will create thumbnail images of any picture files contained in a directory, so that you can tell at a glance what the images look like. Initially, this is quite a slow process, but once it has been performed, a catalogue is kept in that directory so that it can be read quickly. To view an image at full-size you can simply double-click on its thumbnail.
Another graphics-related new feature is Dynamic Typing. This is similar in function to Opus 5’s File Sniffer - it lets you know what kind of files are in the lister. However, where Opus only types this information in the lister, Info.Xexus 2 will display small icons that match the files type. The advantage of this is that you can tell at a glance what kind of file you are looking at.
Surprisingly nfoNexus ' Dynamic Typing is actually quicker than Opus’ Sniffer. In fact, InfoNexus is generally quicker at reading directories than Opus.
InfoNexus 2 now has support for file types. This is the same as Opus's function - it can be used to identify different types of files through their extension or binary information.
Once a file type has been defined, you can specify- a certain action to take place when that particular file type is double-clicked on.
Whether or not more people will prefer InfoNexus 2 over Opus 5 is hard to tell. .As with Opus 5, I'm sure that some people will be put off by. The program's interface. However, once they take the effort to explore its features they will be rewarded with several useful features and a powerful File manager. However.
InfoNexus 2 is still not a match for Opus 5’s power and incredible configurability, but it's certainly getting there.
DATANEXUS ABOVE RIGHT: Pop and Roll menus are a unique and very useful part of InfoNexus' interface.
Right, 011 to DalaNexus. Since DalaNexus is being bundled with InfoNexus. Many people may not take it very seriously and that would be a big mistake because DalaNexus is a fully-featured package in its own right.
The two programs share a great deal in common, including their Envoy support and. Unfortunately, the same interface style. As with InfoNexus its design makes it very easy to use. Even in low resolution. In general operation DalaNexus is much like any other database
- you lay out your database and then enter the data for each
field in a record.
INFONEXUS 2 DalaNexus has a surprising number of different types of fields, including text, number, dale and time.
Aside from these, the program has DalaNexus comes absolutely free with InfoNexus 2. But is still a good program in its own right.
Vr ~T4yr.~-.r calculation fields capable of performing relatively complicated computations, serial fields for automatically creating serial numbers such as those for club membership, summary fields for totalling up. Or averaging field values and external fields. External fields are similar to the ones in Twist 2, but not only can they be used to display DataTypes, they can also play animations, music modules, samples and C.DXI. files.
The program also has an extensive, but very easy to use, search tool. This tool enables you to add logical operations, such as search criteria, by DISTRIBUTOR Optonica 01455 558282 PRICE Until the end of November £24.99 to Format readers. Normally £29.99. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 1Mb of RAM, hard disk recommended SPEED • • • • Both programs are surprisingly fast at both sorting files and reading directories.
MANUAL • • • • The manuals are clearly written, have plenty of tutorials and meaty reference sections.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Both products are extremely intuitive simply clicking on them. DalaNexus also has several other useful features and nice touches that make this a surprisingly good program.
While this program does not possess the raw power of database programs such as Twist 2 or Superbase Pro, it can certainly match them in terms of ease-of- usc and is the ideal complement to InfoNexus. For under £30 these two programs represent exceptional value and, while they are not the most featureladen examples in their markets, they should be more than adequate for most peoples' needs.
To use and have a relatively high degree of configurability.
FEATURES • •• • There are more than enough features to meet the needs of the average user.
VALUE • • • • • The Amiga's second best file manager and a database program for 25 quid has got to be one the best value bundles around.
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workbench “mi rum The icon, are drawn ui a new stile -
y. tu ically -.11 love II hope) AI ' the brushes fo ki«s are
tncltakd so uni can easil. Crraar nr- icoi Ou same slyk or do
-W.c. clac iuu want A* V07I9 FREECOPY VI.8 satlike mnsi
copier's u diet nor actually copy disks II remote* IV
pui-teyOon so disks can easily be hacked up.
And ui -me cases V installed » your hard drive !? V0817 A500 PLUS EMULATOR Have amiga 500 and want -urkbench 2 0 then lust install Otis disk onto .our floppy I I sertmn of -«ik- benyh .» sena IID leu complclr WB2 compatihilirv « VI900 FRODOVI.7 Irmh. It a rauliitatkuig free-au t 64 emiilafcii lor the Amiga OS2 I and a NH 2 1 lor belter, are irt|uired. As
- ell at cepe. Of the ortginai C64 KOM A* VI178 KICKSTART 3 EMU
Ktcktian I Vlfl emulator and dcuVI patch pro®am
• ill give you the opi-w to have kick am I *, or I s. as used sn
NEW Amiga, i in you* Amiga This is much enhanirsJ over the
.rremn that -at green a ay free A* VI J J6 THE BBC EMULATOR I
onuans iiimmamh -¦ allim esiiimg files lo be tiam fencd frs-m i
HII -nh DFS by mean, of a rerul cable A* VI6S9 MSDOSAMIGADOS
V2.3 Ihu it a scry uncrating tailflv which iVmld V useful lo
anvime -V uses both Pcs and Amiga. The tool allows you lo
create a directory on -huh you .an it.nc MSDOS comnands ami tVn
they can V ured duough tV .VII as if tlies -oe AnugalVx
(imimsnds Great A* VI866 CROSSMAC PATCH 1.03 10 limes speed
mcrraae in -iitnw data to Mac hard dri.
.es luppcun a wukr range .if Ma. I,«m»ticd hard drree panttiona Mimu bus fixes Added a Mac flmarv rw.lv ami llaia |,uk l)nl modn in CrossMAC commodsly Aakd a prim ¦yt»«i lo Ihe I de I vpe Manager lo print .ma the .urreii ffle lype iklabase AA VI 868 PC TASK VJ. I ga amfMSOOS (ienpanbk nh MS Vk'mdow, VI911 ZXAH *2.0 . Lupsci bul ikxs rci|uue V. III SI NANIIONN 2 a slv. .mlmlc. this .ersum A* VI967 SHAPE SHIFTER vl.Ofe V0S7S HOME BUSINESS PACK (4) ISMANAGI.R. Directory SIFR.I I. BANNER im.lAl VI 279 PRINT A CARD I Iren Om is IV soft-arc for vou A* VI 222 PANASONIC STUDIO IV PaiuPlus dn.ei u a
reft-are 6u cmrolU A* VI236 INVOICE PRINTER ins ou* pinlmg lhal -e help aid in. Small buuneu A* V0928 LITTLE OFFICE ht ihe all rnssmkr do everything, all km-mg. 11 seeing”’ Well leu |uss say ils very p i A* VI179 FILE-O-FAX was Augnrd -, enable nimpulei ,*reiM,*« to he able to
- sirk al men Insure wnhnul -.mying abmil fiirgeirmg those
importanl meelmgt.- hal ihe. 6 .1 to do on an.
Particular dav ur kreatmg business colleagues rele no's
* • VI467 AWARD CONSTRUCT A very handy tool fe* crcamsc vow very
own awards ami crrtifkiMes I here at* man. Styles, foot* and
graphics to choose from could also V used lo make small
posien signs m Iralleis lasy lo are and vert rfKvlne A* VI069
PRINTER DRIVERS HP Desire. 550 colow driver. Deskyei 5f«.
Dctkiel 5«x.
R. coh HP 1200 4iKidpi. Canon I BP. Carson B1500.
BJIMI. BJIOe. I ar»* 48. Canon PI lOHOa. HP Paini,er A* VI278 MAIL-O-DEX An rxcellrm way s„ keep names. AcMrrsw*. Phone number!. Cimmenls eK and tVn prim oul labels loadi of iVm m 1.2.1 wsi 4 lolunms
* ? VI044 FANCY PRINTING BANNER v! 4. GRAPH PAPER *1.2. DISK
PRINT A* Vll$ 7 CITIZEN MANAGER The Cmzen Prml Manager hu been
designed m con- iunci»n - nh I met soil A* VI0SI EASY CALC PLUS
is a spreadsheet designed to V hoch easy to ure and lasl If ihe
program K«,ks Oli*. Lhal wnuldnT to be bad either I alike other
software -Vie iV auchut -riles llie pn- oraiti Ion (her, bolls
on a Vip system. I Vie designed use Vip stun tV piogram from
Use beginning A* VI184 AMIGA DIARY Amiga Diary si a mouse ihnen
dsary capable of storing all personal evems ami the prefect
udulum lo all ihore f igiiUcn Vrthclays. Missed appisnlnrenn
clc A* V0166 600 BUSINESS LETTERS Ov«r 600 Slamhnd hunotsa
letlcn on Ihis disk fan V used as drey ate ot inrert parts into
yuo o-n leltm A* V0782 FORMS UNLIMITED Designed to help you
desip, and prim diflereot fonni There arc a -t,V number of
..pl«*i ami ..«stroli whach ail„« vi u to draw simple boxes,
lines, etc in oedet to create forma Kre many «h Herein
purp,-se Ciood A* V0J90 AMIGA FOX DTP Ihe Iimi amiga PD Desk
Top Publishing piogram VI7$ I PRINTER DRIVERS VI8$ 8 DB V2.S
III. 11 il.iilviic nvieram ihfll I -role afier ha.ing d oumcrotn
edin i'O database pn-grimi and always d vineihme la. I mg re
inflating me They nssgM dozens of fcalura & i f uod in db
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• en.ill.il ami a UarrfarO GUI look A » 0 VI862 INVOICE DATABASE
V2 n a raihet simple. Kit Uiercfoic c**v lo uie dal* (•'fum dun
-a. Especially designed lo deal -ilh
* ? VISAS LEGAL FORM GENERATR Ireneratrs .ushwi do il yoursell
Inal forma Database includes forms useful for EVERYONE, nlua
(penalised ft"ms lor iral male, .mall businesses. Landlords,
employers, rlc f an save .ou Ihfrt (SANDS 3D & GRAPHICS
* ? VI247 TEXTURE MAPS (ABC) A collection of lexhira for use -ith
the any program thal will uke high ret tenures AA VISS4 IMAGINE
BUDDY (AB) line s scene feature* of Ihe nc- mlnface Draggable
ji ! Sizeable lest and mdei -uvli-i Huivui I ,adgcti he IV
Search and Move fml-mi Imprtncd Searching The lesi u now
|s.iicn«ed at man hut* hypmexi links and all matches arr
highiighced foe .lxtbxlily
* • VI224 MAIN ACTOR VI.S3 Thti is an all rounJ animation unlit,
that -ill .reate pla.twk time and edil ammariofix of any length
e* formal iinclining graph*! Cards) Very good (AB)
- ? VI303 SCALA BACKGROUNDS Pioduced using the programs Mandrl
Mountains lit I irhl and Deluxe Pair* IV there's se.cn sery
large pictures called Mdl SIIKM I. MU''NTFRAC* MOI N IF RAO.
MOLNTFRAC4. MOUNT lulial.
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* ? VI400 3D STEROGRAM To see Ihe id images il lakes a bat ol
paiieiu* Look beyond IV rercen so sou go .light cross c.cd. and
trim TV picture ihculd gradually Vc.-me .i.ihlc II .on take nme
ai fkral bur gets easier »nh practice
* • VIBH IMAGESTUDIO V2.0JAB) con. Err in mampulalc varmui
gnphi.1 formats on a modest Amiga system Tlicre are se.eral
iienioeriial ofTeting* a.ailabie. l» e.cr the casual user it
payio* a pchably VI884 DUST SPHERICAL WAVES Ihu pack
• phene al A* VIB87 FACE MAP l-siitg a scanned pl-no of a face as
a brushmsp for a human bead obirci Ihe obrecl it uncbmkn head,
drl- misrly ml the same head as tV hrsishmar. That time N-.lv
dagiu ed and rumrsl into an Imagine on)evl A» VI889 ID OBJECTS
FOR LIGHT- WAVE WITH BITMAPS 4gh imdule. AstVush. ArtNW Candle.
andkllame ( fheal'. Ihamnng. Laserpnntcr. Laser punier Hay.
Paper tray for laser prater monitor i960, pailcck pVmepok.
Te- Pi llfile.. sa.e PCDTtlea a. PPM. JPFG 24k.It. I IAMB. DAMN I. doa lixkiho- ? VI907 POVRAY RAYTRACER Workbench! -tth colour sKiring simple HAM H.AMR support aulreJeieel. 1 vberxft Screen and renders in dtiecl Colour r 16 I b 24Bii t iT possible AA Vlfl I PHOTOGENICS VI.2D case dicablcd image sire * file formal limited of tV firul package More unpomnilv. You can play -ilh the pac kage lo rsy «ul iV ne- features am! Get a feel for ir A* VI9I6 XFIG VI.2 Ihis is an Amiga port of an XII tUuctkired dfa«ing tool thal lets ihe user inlrracncly create and manipulate on cbtecl* such as lines ctrckra
reclangk* splines ie»l ami Kner rlemcnis Xfig can prmtec cmlprrt in se.real d,l- feirol formal. Encapsulated PcmKcnpt. IBMl.l tHP fil l. Pu. PKTeX. LaTc.X. hoc. Rpu. Cer K. Eepice- mu. Tcxlyl tpii. X11 bitmap. X11 Pi sirup ami gif A* VI922 REAL 3D V2.X OBJECTS dbyecti are prrny large m size, rspcsmlly IV 4eylimfc engme. You miirtit mn out of memore prrlls fast Mv Amiga JoanH Tri • I PC I. now riiriippcd »l«l IHMfl RAM. And I can m» ravtrace all of my dynlr A* VI92S SPACEDOCK STATION
• I Imh. -• you'd need a health, . Hunk of meo y • No Sluing -as
used in modelling, to keep tilings as
• mall ai possible • Spree Do.*, open using the new Slain fumlton
• M tnpxe of Space Door lighti Why not check out our BBS sup
fe s (,:•» „|| ih, MYTH A MAGIC
• * VI9I0 TELETERM V2.2 IS a pu-etfal. Fail terminal program *
support a diiuren. Phone bonk, lene nh XI M ami XPH
• buflcr unlimiied VI74S TERM V4.2 (0301 t vein*! Of ihrt very
well known crnnans terminal
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„nls i.mecmwrs basic le.N-ard and is in rlkit slill a Ueu
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nstors A* V0791 AMIGA BEGINNER You asked for il* 4 tutorial
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-ell knn-n nami package prov hands on demonstrations of me
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,u.i lh* dillcieni -caiher eyelet, elimalcs. Almospfsi systems
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diagrams, lelte and pie.
AA VI843 THE TRAVEL GUIDE (AB) Thinking of gome abroad for your holsdass li .
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You want a monitor for your Amiga, but don’t have a clue which one is best for you? Just read our monitors Supertest this month and all your questions will be answered. We tell you exactly how a monitor works, we review nine of the best monitors around and we give you some top tips for using a monitor. Read this before you spend your hard-earned cash!
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3 Peuer »Ucl 256 PLUS SERIOUSLY AMIGA NOVEMBER 1995 With a certain "I amount of artistic talent and a little Jjfcl time you can Am create gorgeous AA designs - unlike this 3A sad effort!
JftJ _1U TUFtj J-J «l«l AA +ij=l «• . , s:£:£:sa:S:E ;s=:s;s33:=s:~ Sue Grant shrugs off her hard nut reputation, unlaces her boxing gloves and gets stitching.
Knots and beads and a wide range of colours for yarn are already installed.
You can edit these colours to match manufacturer's yarns and alter their screen representation. You can also create your own symbols to represent different-coloured stitches on the final printed chart useful when using lots of different shades of a colour.
Trying to produce a motif of some text was more complicated. 1 advise anyone without a hard drive to get one, I was using the only Amiga in the office without one and it was a right pain swapping disks all the time.
Another new feature of this upgrade is making borders. Creating a border is simple. Just design your corner piece and a small portion of the horizontal and vertical border, then all you do is grab the bits you want repeated and the software does die rest, producing a nice neat border around the edges of your cloth.
There were a few programming glitches and my Amiga crashed a couple of times while I was running the program, but on the whole Power Stitch 256 Plus was well structured and simple to use. R2j POWER STITCH 256 PLUS DISTRIBUTOR Aspire 2 01352 761798 PRICE £55 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS All Amigas, 1Mb, Workbench 1.3 or above, plus a printer with graphics capability SPEED • • • • A great deal faster than producing designs by hand!
MANUAL • • • • Easy to get around and the instructions are clear.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Get a hard drive, or you'll be pulling your hair out in sheer frustration.
FEATURES • • • • Being able to load IFF images is a distinct advantage.
VALUE • • • • You would have to use the program regularly to justify the price.
“A quick and easy way of producing great cross stitch doth designs.” Producing great designs is easy.
Power Stitch gives you the option to convert IFF images into cloths.
80% Power Stitch completed picture and result in a lot of frustration and unpicking.
Having a program on your Amiga that plots your chart for you can only be a bonus. Power Stitch 256 Plus does just that and is an upgrade to Power Stitch 256 which was released last year.
To attempt to reproduce a picture on a chart by hand requires skill and patience and plenty of graph paper, but this program makes it all very simple.
Producing your own design is easy - except that a little artistic talent goes a long way and I missed out on this virtue
- as you can see from my pathetic attempt to draw a woodland
scene!
A real bonus is the fact that you can use IFF files and quickly turn them into cross stitch designs -just choose your image, load it in and away you go.
Loading an IFF file of Peter Pan (see pic) took a while, but took a lot less time and hassle than converting the picture into stitches by hand.
There's no shortage of IFF images you can load in to the program, either - there are thousands of them in the Public Domain.
You can also create IFF picture files from your stitched designs.
All the stitches you need are here, including cross stitch, backstitch, 256 Plus This one is especially for Bill Eaves of Caithness, who pointed out in his letter in A 75 that we hadn't taken much notice of cross stitch programs available for the Amiga, although they are regularly advertised in CmsStilch, one of our sister Future Publishing titles. In fact, the last time Amiga Format reviewed a cross stitch program was way back in A 52, where we put X-Stitch Designer v3 through its paces - so we thought it was about time we had a look at another one.
Producing your own original charts for your cross stitch designs can be extremely fiddly and time-consuming.
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PI! 775 LOTTO LUNACY Best PD prog. Dbase of numbers, most and 99p Almost before people have got used to the idea of quad speed drives and certainly way before they've become considered as standard, we've now got a six speed drive knocking on the door.
The problem with faster CD-ROM drives is that you often don’t notice the difference between them and even a single speed drive.
This drive is an internal SCSI drive, so you need a box Amiga with a SCSI controller to use it. Many external CD drives are just internals placed in a generic casing, but that isn't on offer with this drive. So if you're an A1200 owner, you'll need to also have the HiQ PowerStation, or a suitable case.
If you're an A1200 owner, you'll need to also have the HiQ PowerStation. Or a suitable external case, if you are to use and benefit from this six speed CD drive.
NEC 6Xi Fitting the drive inside your machine is easy enough. All you have to do is attach the SCSI ribbon and the power cable. Since you can't put either of these in die wrong way around, you've got nothing to worry about.
Should you have another CD drive or other SCSI devices, you may need to adjust some of the jumpers on the back.
With these liny switches you can adjust the SCSI ID number and turn termination on off. If you do end up with two SCSI devices on the same ID number, you'll get a conflict and your machine won't boot properly.
With the hardware set up. It’s a simple case of setting up the software. If you've installed a drive before, you’ll have everything you need and can just make a few adjustments to the mountlist.
If you haven't, then you'll need to get hold of some PD software, because the drive doesn't come with any.
6Xi Loading a CD is a bit of a step back in time, because instead of a tray loader, you have to put the CD into a caddy and load that. To put the caddy in. You need to pull down the cover, which can be locked open, so that you don’t need to keep messing around.
For the majority of people a dual speed drive is sufficient. You need to be constantly accessing Cds or have some special needs to consider a faster drive.
If you are a heavy user and have a fast controller, you will notice a difference between this drive and dual speeds.
Although directoiy scanning is faster, copying files does not practically DISTRIBUTOR First Computer Centre 0113 2319444 PRICE £312.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS SCSI controller for internal SCSI devices SPEED • • • • Mmm. It might not be six times as fast in practice, but I'm not swapping back to single speed until I Have to.
MANUAL • One sheet of A4 with the jumpers explained. No additional information on how to set up a CD drive for Amiga novices.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • The hardware itself is pure simplicity Another step forward for CD-ROM technology, but just how quick a drive do you need? David Taylor finds out.
Turn out to be six times as fast as single speed drive. With multiple small files, the difference is reasonable, reduced because of the time it takes to initialise the copy each time. The sustained transfer for larger files is pretty good.
Of course, it's not often that you want to copy 20Mb CDXI. Files from
CD. So just how important is that speed to you? If you do want to
copy a file that size, it's likely to be so rare that you can
alford to wait. On the other hand, if you can. On average,
cut your CD accessing time in half, then I’m all for it.
Whilst you should be able to play audio from this CD. There are a couple of obstacles. Firstly, you can't link up the audio outputs from the back, so you’d have to use the earphone socket.
More importantly, I could not find a software CD player that was compatible.
1 tried my five favourite SCSI CD players and some others from Aminet, but none of them managed it. One got as far as recognising the number of tracks and play time, but bottled out at the last minute and failed to play.
This CD is therefore a bit of a mixed bag. It costs more than a dual speed and for normal users I wouldn’t say it was worth the extra. But for high- end users, who don’t want to have to hang around when accessing, it’s not that expensive. You will notice the difference. As far as the audio is concerned, if you're forking out £300 for a drive, you’re probably not doing it to listen to the latest Blur CD. 'Z?
To fit. Getting any CD drive running requires some work with the software, but shouldn't baffle you.
FEATURES • • 4 Audio Cds should work. It’s the Amiga's fault not the drive's.
VALUE • •I Over a hundred pounds more than a dual speed, but still not outrageous.
“If Cds are your life and passion, this is fast.” 85% his product has generated the most enquiries from readers than any other since the advert appeared. Who wouldn't want to find out more about a software system that enables you to write to CD-ROMs!
T Graeme Sandiford looks at a new CD-ROM system that's been generating a great deal of interest lately... CD-Write CD-ROM technology is an integral part of Amiga computing both on serious and games levels and being able to write data to CD would provide users with lots of additional functionality - anything from removing unwanted files from sight, to updating Cds and customising CD-resident programs.
Of course, being able to write to a CD-ROM using a standard drive is impossible al the moment and if most people had read the rest of the advert they would have noticed the phrase “virtually write". CD-Wrile gives you the benefits of writing to a CD without doing so physically. The manual goes to great pains to explain the principles behind read-only media and re-writable media, so even novice Amiga-users are able to understand how this product works and what it can do for them.
So how does this marvel of modern technology work? Well, there’s a big clue in that one of its system requirements, as well as Workbench 2+, is a hard drive.
The ('J)-Write filesystem is one of redirection - a bit like virtual memory where data is re-directed to hard disk rather than real memory. However, in CD-Wrile's case, instead of your machine being fooled into thinking that hard disk space is memory, it uses a buffer directory to make it think that areas of your hard disk are part of a single device
- a virtual CD-ROM.
On installation, which is simple, you are asked to specify a modifications directory where the details of any changes you have made to a CD are stored. Each time you make a change a new sub-directory is created and named after the disc's creation date and its name. An important point to remember is that it is only the changes that have been made to a CD not changes to the files it contains that are stored. The difference? If only the changes to a file were stored this would save on hard disk space. CD-Wrile stores literal changes made CD-WRiTE by programs.
To clarify this here's an example: if you were to load an object into LightWave, add a surface to it and save the altered object the data stored on your hard disk would be the literal data saved out by LightWave - the whole object plus the surface added.
If only the differences were stored then only the surface data would be stored and therefore take up less space.
However, while this would make a better and more economic system it would be a more complicated and slower-working filesystem to create. But it is a feature that would make the best use of this idea. As it is, because it uses the same amount of hard disk space as copying files to hard disk and DISTRIBUTOR PDSoft 01702 466933 PRICE £39.99 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2Mb RAM, a hard disk and Workbench 2+ SPEED • • • Reading directories can be a little sluggish at times, but not very.
MANUAL • • • • • Not only does the manual cover the program's features well, it explains the principals behind it.
ACCESSIBILITY ••••• Extremely easy to install and completely transparent in use.
Modifying them, the only benefit of the CD-Write system is ease of use. Once installed, CD-Wrile is transparent - each time a CD is mounted a second rewritable icon and logical device is also mounted suffixed with characters of your choice. This device is then recognised by any program and data can be modified as normal.
While this is a great idea, it hasn't been implemented as fully as it could be and really is of use only by those who prefer convenience over having £40 to spend elsewhere. © FEATURES • •« The program has failed to make the most out of a good idea.
VALUE • •« Over-priced, but hey, I guess it's the only one of its kind.
"The only real advantage CD-Write has over copying things from CD to hard disk is ease- of-use."
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World-lnfo '95 NOVEMBER 1995 SERIOUSLY AMIGA World-lnfo ’95 is
intended to be a virtual guide for the world and includes
interesting information on just about every country. This
includes things such as climate, population growth, average
life expectancy and natural hazards.
Cunningly, the producers of (his disc, three enterprising students, have used the HTML document language to store the database of information, which means that Amosaic acts as an interface and that the CD can be used on any computing platform. This makes using the disc intuitive, especially for those who frequent the World Wide Web.
However, this does mean that you need to have an installed copy of Mosaic, which on the Amiga means you also need MUI installed. It is a shame that these were not supplied on the CD. But I suspect that this is because of the huge amount of space the data has taken up.
The main menu enables you to choose between English and German and to search for a country by continent, name or by city. It is possible to browse world statistics such as mountains, population, telephone access codes and geographical size. There are simply too many interesting features, such as a basic vocabulary for several languages, to mention here. Put simply, this is one of the most engrossing and excellently presented CD-ROMs I have ever encountered.
IniNet 7 follows the same format as . Its predecessors - the same as the Internet site itself. It might have been interesting if the interface had used Amosaic too to complete the feeling of being on-line. However, the CD comes with an AmigaGuide formatted document that does a better job.
Since the files on the AmiNet disc are archived the AmigaGuide can be used to not only view descriptions of a file or program, but to de-archive them as well.
The contents of this volume are actually stronger than the previous one, with more new files, especially in the comms directory. There is the usual selection of utilities, demos, music modules and info - although I was a little disappointed not to find much in the way of 3D objects and pictures.
On the whole this is it good disc with a surprise inclusion of PersonaI PainI 2.1, but it would have been better released in a month or two's time. 'Tj CD-ROM SERIOUSLY AMIGA NOVEMBER 1995 another. It is also possible to extract text from articles. The Picture browser is simply used to view pictures.
However, it is not only the excellent way this CD-ROM is organised, it's the little extra touches, such as the friendly- sounding American voice that explains its functions and the ease with which you can navigate through the encyclopaedia.
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94% As you may have guessed from the spelling of its title, this CD-ROM is an American Encyclopaedia. It is a product that has been popular on the PC for a number of years and has taken a surprisingly long time to be converted for use on the Amiga. It seems that this wait has been worthwhile since the result is a highly polished product indeed.
The main menu of the program These buttons are used to navigate through articles.
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1. I want to be a 'Net-surfer', but I have limited funds and need
a cheap modem. Yep. You guessed it, what shall I buy (for
about £100)?
Workbench Life is full of mysteries and the Amiga is certainly no exception. Graeme Sandiford knows all about the quiet strength and willfulness of his "favourite" machine. So, send your queries to Workbench, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, Avon BA1 2BW.
2. What is my local BBS (B'ham)?
3. On the TV they say their e-mail address is CompuServe whatever
fit blah, blah. Blah. Does this mean I can only contact them
on CompuServe or can I use my local BBS?
4. Should I join CiX or CompuServe, as well as my local BBS? I
only really need it for sending e-mails and sending receiving
faxes (and for a bit of fun).
5. What are the phone bills like (BT) compared with the local BBS
and CiX Compuserve. Does it cost per minute or according to
how much data you load?
6. Can I put my own stuff on the BBS or CiX Compuserve?
George Birmingham What? Another person trying to get on the Net.
When will ii all end - 1 already get enough grief from my mum living io gel on all ihe nursing newsgroups? Well if you do insist on joining the information superhighway, then the first thing you'll need to bear in mind is that faster is better and nearly always works out cheaper in the end. Faster modems usually pay for their initial expense quite quickly through reduced phone bills.
As it happens, we'll review the Harmony modem from Online I’D next issue. Not only does il operate at 28.800 bps and supports the
V. 34 protocol, it also comes with a nice bundle of software to
get you started in the world of comms, which is rare because
most modems only come with PC software. You might also like to
check the box overleaf, explaining what you need to get access
to die Web.
2. I have no idea.
3. I’m afraid it is most unlikely that you’ll be able to contact
them through your local BBS.
CompuServe offers both Internet access and e- mail. The fact that CompuServe's name is in the address simply identifies them as the providers for the company. CIX also has an e-mail service as do all Internet providers - all can be used to send e-mail to anv address.
4. Joining CIX or CompuServe as well as BBS is necessary if you
want to connect to the Internet.
CIX doesn't have as many Internet services, bin if you simply want to send e-mails, you are probably better off subscribing to CIX. Although many BBSs also have Internet mail capability.
5. A phone bill is a phone bill - the only difference is where
you are calling. You may get charged lor downloading files by
the company as part of your subscription. For example.
CompuServe offer a range of services, some of which cost more than die standard ones.
6. Yes. Il is viewed as particularly bad form, especially on
BBSs, to download stuff without uploading anything (known as
"Troughing").
This is understandable as they rely on people uploading things to keep them going - if no one uploads anvthing. There will be nothing to download. CIX and CompuServe also have file areas where you can upload files and there are plenlv of conferences to air your opinions.
C A500 C A500 Plus C A600 O A1000 0 A1200 O A1500 C A2000 C A3000 C A4000 FLICKER FIXERS I have seen advertisements for a Flicker-fixer for the A4000 from Power Computing.
Does a Flicker-fixer double the scan rate of all Amiga screens so that an.SVGA monitor can be used?
Do the programs run oblivious to what is Continued overleaf • SPEED DEMON I have been thinking of buying an accelerator for my unexpanded A1200 and I have a few questions I hope you can help me with:
1. Will TFX run smoothly on a 28NIHz 020 accelerator with 4Mb of
Fast RAM, or would it need an 030 accelerator to get the best
out of the game. Also, would TFX benefit from an FPU?
2. 1 use my A1200 mainly for word- processing work and playing
games, plus a little graphics work and I was thinking of
getting either an Apollo 1220 with 4Mb of Fast RAM or a
Blizzard 1220 4 Turbo with a 68882 PLCC type FPU, 25 33 Mhz -
which would you recommend?
3. What is the difference between a 68881 and a 68882 FPU and
does it make a difference whether they are PGA or PLCC type?
4. 1 am also thinking of getting an IDE hard drive; what it the
minimum memory you would recommend as I have limited funds. I
will need to put Workbench, Wordworth 2, Deluxe Paint IV AGA,
TFX and Sim G'ty 2000.
Craig Berwick-Upon-Tweed
1. Playing TFX with a 1220 28MHz accelerator is quite smooth,
although it is a lot smoother with an 030 and a FPU.
2. There is actually very little to choose between these two
boards, they give similar performances and are about the same
price.
The Blizzard has better build-quality, but is a bit more expensive. If the Blizzard has an FPU and the Apollo does not, then you’ll probably be better off with the Blizzard.
3. 68882 FPUs are faster than 68881 units in much the same way
that a 68020 is faster than a 68000.
Essentially there is no difference between a PGA and a PLCC FPU - the performance is the same, it is just that they require different interfaces.
The PGA has several pins that need to be inserted, while the PLCC has none and can be inserted straight into a socket.
4. 2Mb should be enough to deal with most of the uses you've
mentioned above, although the majority of boards at the moment
are supplied as standard with 4Mb.
If by memory you mean disk space (tsk), then you should be looking at a 250Mb drive at the least - you'll soon run out of space, believe me.. being done to their output or do incompatibility problems arise with games and poorly written programs?
I have an expanded A1200 - would it be possible to design a box that plugged into the RGB port of my Amiga and doubled the scan rate of the picture and display it on a standard PC monitor?
Could such a device run independently of the Amiga so that games would play (is that what a Flicker-fixer does?) - the electronics in the box would not interact with the Amiga, only affect the video signal once it left the machine?
(And why can't it sell for £35?)
Peter Tomkiet Manchester Most modes are simply by-passed and outputted with little or no modilication.lt is indeed possible to create such a device, but it is unlikely in the extreme that £35 will even begin to pay for the development and production costs.
SIMMPLY MARVELLOUS 1 own an Amiga 4000 030. My user manual states that I can add 4Mb SIMMs (Fast RAM).
Do you know if I can add 8Mb SIMMs? (i.e. will they be recognised and used as 8Mb SIMMs)?
At present I have 2Mb chip and 16Mb Fast consisting of four 4Mb SIMMs. If I could add 8Mb SIMMs I could achieve 32Mb Fast... would this work?
David Plumley Funny you should mention this, we've reviewed the AGA Flicker-fixer this month (page 95).
What you have said is essentially correct - it does double the scan rate of the output from the Amiga while de-interlacing it. Programs and games should work as before because the modes afforded by the board are those native to the Amiga.
Yes adding four 8Mb SIMMs will give you 32Mb of Fast RAM. However, it is not possible to mix and match SIMMs of different sizes.
SERIAL LINKER
1. 1 will hopefully, soon be acquiring a PowerMac 5300. It comes
with a quad speed CD-ROM and hard drive etc. I was wondering
if I will be able to run a serial cable from one to the other,
so that I can use the CD-ROM to get PD software. Will I be
able to do this?
If so what kind of hardware and or software will I need?
2. I am still looking to expand my A1200. So I am wanting to get
some more RAM. Possibly an I remember the good ol’ days of
communications technology, when nerds ruled and mentioning FTP
sites to most people would get you a puzzled look. Now things
have changed and just about everybody is into the Net and has
their own e-mail address. There is someone to blame for this -
the World Wide Web. The Web's GUI-based method of operating
has made the Internet accessible to anyone who knows how to
use a mouse.
GETTING ON TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB However, despite the ease-of-use of the Web. Connecting your Amiga is seen as a little more complicated. In fact getting your Amiga on-line is not really that complicated a task and the rewards for doing so are worthwhile. In order to give you an idea how easy it is, we’re going to take you through the process and tell you what software and hardware you'll need.
The first thing you’ll need is an Internet service provider. One of the most popular service providers with Amiga-users is Demon Internet Services who can be contacted on 0181 349 0063. After opening an account with Demon you'll obviously need a modem with which to connect your computer to the Internet.
If you are going to be browsing the Web you'll need to get as fast a modem as possible as its graphical nature means that a great deal of data needs to be transferred - a 14,400 bps model should be considered the minimum, while a 28,800 is more desirable.
On the software side, you'll need the AmiTCP and the programs that accompany it - this can be obtained from a PD library such as On-line PD who do a special ten-disk pack of Internet software that includes plenty of useful programs. You will also need a normal comms package to log on to Demon, obtain your IP address and set your password.
Once that's done you can begin the installation of AmiTCP. The installation script will ask you questions about your computer, modem and yourself - so make sure you're clued up about your setup and read the scripts' help text if you are confused. You'll also be asked for your POP - the place you dial to log on.
To find your nearest POP, have a look at the list. Don’t worry if the POP you want is not on the list of installers because you can change the number to be dialled by editing the file amitcp:db dialscript. To find a POP near you.
Gi JIXL la IlH £ 21 s e J2L JL that my opinions are not necessarily those of the magazine - Gloom seems the best of those I’ve seen.
WorkbenchxIaxses DataTvpes.
I. HA files are actually file archives, which is essentially
several files compressed in size into a single file. While in
this state they arc highly compact, but can't be used as usual
as with files that have been packed.
To use these files you will need to dearchive them using the archiving program LHA.
It can be obtained from any PD library and is an incredibly useful program to have around.
PARTITION BLUES I have been using PC Task version 3 for some time, but have always had it set up using a hard disk File rather than making a partition on my HD especially for it. However, after reading Roger Denby's review in AF74 where he said that the emulation works much speedier from a partition I was very tempted to produce such a partition on my HD. The only problem is that I haven’t got a clue where to start.
Actually that isn’t completely true, but I don't fancy tinkering with something that I’m not completely sure about and I feel that the manual is a bit too vague for me in this area.
For instance in section 5.6 the manual suggests changing the HD’s DOS type.
Considering I wouldn’t know a DOS type from a hole in the ground, I thought I had better hang fire!
Continued overleaf 4 IT'S MAGIC I have an Al 200, with hard drive. I have just | its Icon Archives. It’s a I I’ve already begun to t The problem I got was when I in the backdrop Sys: Prefpatterns S classic, I got an error message saying that the ‘file does not contain graphics’, but it does since I’ve loaded it into Dpaint IC. I have had the same problem with other images (all filetype ILBM).
My other problem is concerned with the icon archives, they are all .lha, and did not come with an unpacker. I’ve tried Dopus v4’s extractor, but it doesn’t work. Any ideas?
David Corbett West Midlands That is a bit bizarre, the images are intended for use with Workbench, but you might want to check you still have the IFFParse.library on your hard disk. If this doesn’t help, check that your DataTypes are okay - there should be a datatype.library, an IFF DataType in your Devs:DataTypes directory and in
4. An idea for Escom-Commodore-Amiga- International to use. They
should sign up the PD programmers of utilities such as MagicWB
and MUI to produce even better software. 1 use Super Dark and
a little programme called Arq all the time. The Amiga gave
birth to PD, I think it’s about time that PD brought the Amiga
back from the edge.
Alex Williams Herts
1. Indeed you can connect an Amiga and a Mac via the serial ports
using a null-modern cable.
However, this will need to be done through communications software since there are no Mac-to-Amiga networking packages that we are aware of.
This will not enable you to access drives connected to either machine, as with programs like Pamel and Semel. You will be able to access Amiga CD-ROM on your Mac and then transfer them through the serial link.
2. I'm afraid it’s a bit hard for me to advise what board you
should get since I've no idea what you'll be using your
machine for.
The best thing you can do is have a look through the ads in Amiga Format and try to find a board that meets your needs best for the least amount of money.
If you intend to do a lot of graphics work or play processor-intensive games then I vote for an accelerator.
3. I'm afraid games are not my field of expertise, but for my
money - bearing in mind
3. 1 will be buying a new game in a few weeks a Doom clone,
because I'm addicted on my friend’s machine. Now, I know the
main contenders are Alien Breed 3D, Fears and i do you think
is going to be the I don’t say you’ve just reviewed the this
month, what a fool I must look like).
Accelerator as well. I have my eye on maybe the Power Viper cards or any of the range of RAM Cards. I am looking to spend around £100-130 i with. Help!
Have a look at the list at the end of this month's Workbench (page 118).
Right, now we've sorted AmiTCP out the next thing we need is a Web-browser. At the moment the most popular one is Amosaic, but others are being developed. Amosaic requires at least an 2.04 machine, but an AGA machine with a minimum of 2Mb of RAM and a hard disk are recommended.
If you wish to view pictures, you'll also need to install the ZGIF Datatype. Using the program is dead simple - just link up and point and dick your way around the Web. It is also possible to use Amosaic to log on to FTP sites and read articles from newsgroups. However, it is recommended that you also get specialist software for these tasks and there is no shortage of new programs coming out - there is even a FTP module for Directory Opus 5.11 on this month's Subscribers' Superdisk. Well that's it - so what are you waiting for, get on-line!
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01902 46 4848 Therefore, would it be possible for you to advise me on how this should be achieved, with the minimum of trips to the smallest room in the house! I have included as much information (on the back of this sheet) as I can think of on my setup and I was planning on mounting a partition 50Mb in size.
Mike Malone Manchester You'll be pleased to know that, while complicated, formatting a PC partition is not as difficult as you might think. Although there really isn't space to go into the whole process, I will explain the difference between creating AmigaDOS and MS-DOS partitions.
You actually touched on the main difference - that of setting the correct DOS type. To do this you have to use HDToolBox or similar (the software that you'll be using to repartition your drive). Alter ninning HDToolBox click on partition drive - this will bring up another window that will enable you to specify die size and number of partitions you want for the selected drive.
Clicking on the advanced options button will bring up several new options; among these you'll find two for altering the file system to lie used on the new partition. The button you need to select is Add Update..., this will take you lo yet another screen. There are three buttons on this screen; you need to click on the first one - Add New File System.
If you already have CrossDOS up and running, you should be able to type in Lxrossdosfilesytem and pressing return.
Another requester will then appear asking for the DOS type for the filing system; enter 0x4d534800 - the figure in the manual - and click on OK.
You should now continue as you normally do when creating a partition, but bear in mind that you will need to mount and format the drive if you want to access it from AmigaDOS.
The PCTask manual has a mountlist that you can copy or you can use the utility PCTCrossMount supplied with PCTask.
SUBS' DISK WOES My problem is the Subscribers Superdisk 75 which will not extract to RAM:, giving the following message: “This version of LZX requires at least 68020. Please use the special 68000 version of LZX".
I am sure that the disk is working properly, but evidently I am not!
Equipment used: poor little A600, WB2.0, 1Mb trapdoor memory, (2Mb overall). Please make any advice very clear, because I am an elderly newcomer to things computing and still approach the machine with trepidation. Many thanks for any help you can give - I’ll quite understand if you are unable to answer letters.
John Sartorihs Wirral I'm afraid your trust is quite misplaced, as i’ll have to come clean and admit that I made a goof with the Subscribers' disk 75.
Unfortunately, just before the deadline for the 75 disk it was decided to go with the LZX archiving system rather than LHA. In my haste to meet the deadline. I included the version of LZX that I use on my machine, forgetting that it was the 68020+ version, resulting in the problems experienced by A500 and A600-users.
Sadly, due the time-difference of printing the magazine and the next Subscribers' disk deadline I was not aware of my error until disk number 76 had already gone.
Right, enough of the pathetic excuses, the good news is that issue 77's disk is fine and should work with all machines. In the meantime, to fix your disks you can copy the version used on disk 72a. To do so, insert the disk and type the following line while in Shell: copy AF72a:LZX to Subs75:c For subs disk 76 simply replace 75 with 76.
The disk should now work properly with 68000 Amigas.
FKEY DILEMMA
1. I have tried using the ‘FKey’ option in Workbench 3.0. The
Fkey window appears, but I do not know how to insert the key
sequence in the string gadget, I have tried pressing the ‘Alt’
key and then the 'FI' key, but nothing appears. I would like,
if possible, a dummies' guide to using the ‘Fkey’ commodity.
2. I have recently got my hands on some MS- DOS disks that were
used by my girlfriend at university. I had no problem using
the 'Cross DOS' commodity to read the Tiles, but I would like
to know if it is possible to format these disks to standard
AmigaDOS disks.
3. I recently became a subscriber and AF74 was my first issue. On
the Subscriber Superdisk there was the 'Angel Imagine Object'.
I have no problems loading this into Imagine and I copied all
the files to my hard drive.
The problem arises when I try to render the project - Imagine starts to load the objects and then a requester appears asking me to insert the disk *ModeLsDisk2". I have tried reapplying the brush maps to the object in the Attributes requester, but this does not solve the problem.
Neil Conner Northumberland
1. The Fkey is a great commodity that is often over-looked in
favour of PD programs that do similar tilings. Unfortunately,
though, it is limited to use with the Amiga's standard
Function keys - FI 0 to F10.
This means that you can only assign actions to Function keys and those combined with pressing Shift. To enter a key, you simply need to type in its number; for example “F" "1".
You should then be able to assign several functions to the keys, including several window and screen options, inserting commonly used text strings, running programs and executing Arexx scripts.
2. Neil, I hope you don't intend to format over any
lovingly-typed letters - you unfeeling brute!
.Although it goes against my principals as a caring man of the 90s, I'll tell you how. When a PC disk is inserted, a second disk icon labelled DF0:??? Or DF0??? Will appear, simply click on this and choose format from the icon menu.
3. That sounds a little odd - if you've copied the textures to a
different directory and changed the path accordingly in the
Attributes requester you should have no problems. I suspect
that you may be in Group mode instead of Object mode - to
switch to Object mode, press (right-Amiga) (keypad 2). O &
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ST4 2RS. ENGLAND 01782 744707 Darren Irvine takes a look at the Internet Gophers and their useful friend Veronica.
Know It All If you use the World Wide Web, you may have come across pages that look unusual and have the word “GOPHER: " al the start of their URL. Instead of the usual "HTTP: ".
RUMOUR MILL After last month's (now seemingly correct) rumour concerning the Juggler Web browser, browsers seem to be sprouting like sprouty things on a fresh spring morning. As well as the next version of Amosaic, and the aforementioned Juggler, browsers such as fSrowse (cringe), Weblink, and the bizarrely named P'Jami are also apparently under development.
Which of these proves to be the best for end-users is a matter of considerably heated debate on Usenet at the moment with the chief consideration seeming to be which of the programmers involved is the biggest git. Also, apparently, if you think Ibrowse is going to be any good then you're a "pathetic sheep".
What has happened when you see this is that your browser has been diverted off the Web into what is known as “Gopherspace” - the area of die Internet inhabited by Gophers (and Veronica too - but more of that later).
But what exactly are these Gophers, and how can you make the best use of them?
WHAT EXACTLY IS A GOPHER Gopher is a tool invented at the University of Minnesota and was designed to help organise some of the clutter that exists on computer systems.
Instead of having to poke around hopefully, using nasty 1970's style tools like FTP. Gopher organises things into nice, hierarchical menus that can be easily navigated.
Gopher works on the time- honoured Internet method of Client-Server computing - where one computer system acts as the server and dishes out information when requested and the other acts as a client for this information and presents it in a user- friendly manner (at least in theory).
There are thousands of Gopher servers world-wide, but, thankfully, since most of them know about all the rest, navigating round various Gopher sites is almost as seamless as using the Web.
Some Gopher clients require the user to type in the option from each menu that is required and others, such as those available to you as an Amiga-user, operate in the usual point- and-click manner.
Additionally, Gopher has a search system called Veronica which enables you to quickly and easily perform searches on all the menu items on all the Gopher servers in the World.
You might be forgiven for thinking that, since any given search might be likely to return hundreds of results, the whole thing might be pretty horrible to use.
However, the cunning thing that Veronica does is to return the results in exactly the same format as a "normal" Gopher menu page. This method of treating search results as if they were normal menu items makes using Gopher extremely user-friendly.
GOPHER ON THE AMIGA There are three methods of using Gopher on the Amiga (assuming that you have an Internet connection of course).
The first involves using Telnet to connect to a public access Gopher site, and is too nasty to discuss here. The second option is to use a program, rather astoundingly called "Gopher", The implementation of Gopher that You can easily get a list of all the Searching for stuff using Veronica is The results of a Veronica search are runs under AmiTCP uses AmigaGuide Gopher servers in the UK. Then it's just also possible and makes using Amiga presented as if they were just another as its method of display. A matter of making good use of them. Gopher extremely user-friendly. Gopher menu.
SAD USENET CONTRIBUTOR OF THE MONTH Although the dammer to port Netscape to the Amiga seems to have died down a bit recently, much amusement was bestowed upon the Amiga Usenet community by the offer of one Bartosz Pampuch to port Windows ‘95 to the Amiga. Despite the fact that would probably have finished the next version before he finishes.
Bart is determined to get started, and has asked for interested parties to e-mail their support.
One of the best suggestions to speed up the completion of this project was to develop a program that simply displayed the Win95 boot screen and then crash with an out of memory error - thus providing full Win95 emulation.
A) This is an obviously mad idea since no-one actually wants it
b) Microsoft wouldn't let him do it
c) It would take so long that Microsoft themselves which uses
AmigaGuide as an interface to Copherspacc.
Sometimes, this is bundled with AmiTCP distributions - to see if you have it. Simply type "Gopher" in a Shell - if it's there, it'll pop up an AmigaGuide window. If you don't have it, it is available from any of the Aminet minors in the “comm tcp" directory.
If you can use AmigaGuide. Then you can use Gopher using this program.
Everything works fine, and you'll soon find yourself getting to grips with navi gating Gopher menus and performing Veronica searches.
IT'S THAT WORLD WIDE WEB AGAIN The third method of accessing Gopher on your Amiga, is to use Amosaic. To access any given Gopher server, just type in its address preceded by "GOPHER: " in the URL requester and you will have instantly turned your Web browser into a Gopher Client.
Note, however, that to get the most of Gopher you will need to be running at least Amosaic 2.0 Bela (actually called version 1.4). This is because this is the first version which supports HTML forms, which are necessary for inputting information - in this case the search strings required by Veronica.
Now that you know what Gopher is, there’s no need to be afraid of small rodents infesting the Internet. And now that you're familiar with forms-based search systems, you'll also be able to get the best of Web search engines like Yahoo and Lycos. ® VERONICA SEARCHES The simplest form of Gopher or Veronica search is to type in a single word and press Return.
If the word is specific enough to your search category this may be enough, but chances are using a single word search with Veronica will result in a returned menu containing literally thousands of items.
It is usually better to specify a number of keywords with which to do the search.
SEARCH OPTIONS The first way in which you can restrict the number of items returned from a Veronica search is to use one of the available option flags.
These are specified by a minus (-) sign followed by either a "t", and “m". Or an "I".
These options may be placed anywhere in the query line. The meaning of the three options is as follows:
- t This option selects particular Gopher item types, the ”-t" is
followed by a number representing the Gopher item type which
are as follows: 0 Item is a file 1 Item is a directory 2 Item
is a CSO (qi) phonebook server 3 ERROR 4 Item is a BinHexed Mac
file 5 Item is a DOS Binary archive 6 Item is a Unix uuencoded
file 7 Item is an index-search server 8 Item is a text-based
Telnet session 9 Item is a binary file of some sort T Item is a
TN3270 connection (Telnet) s Item is a sound file g Item is a
GIF graphics file M Item contains MIME data h Item is HTML type
I Item is an image i Item is an “inline" text file For example,
to search for all Directories with the word "RS232" type:
- tl RS232 You can search for more than one type of item, so, for
example, to search for all Telnet sessions. GIF files, or sound
files with the word "curry" type: curry -tBgs
- m This option restricts the maximum number of items returned
directly, by specifying a number after the -m option (the
default with no "-m" option is 200). So.
To search for up to 500 items with the word "sausage" type: sausage -mSOO The -m option on its own with no number specifies that you wish an unlimited number of items to be returned.
- I This option returns the link information as a file.
QUERIES USING LOGICAL OPERATORS The other way to make your search more specific is to use more than one search keyword and you can use the following logical operators: AND, OR and NOT.
Interpretation of the query is from right to left but if you are in any doubt you can use parentheses. In addition to this, adjacent search words without a logical operator between them are treated as if there was an “AND".
EXAMPLES If you want to do a search for any records that have both the words "window" AND "curtain" in the title you would type: window and curtain You can use the logical operators at the same time as using the option flags and so. For example, to search for all Gopher Directory items that contain the word "fidonet" OR the word "strange" you would type: fidonet or strange -tl The search area can also be specified by the use of the NOT operator. If you wish to use more than two search keywords, it is usually a good idea to use parentheses to define exactly the way in which you want your search
keywords and logical operators to interact. For example... curry and (vindaloo or fal) ...will search for items which have the word "curry" AND either "vindaloo" OR "fal" in the title. You can also use the metacharacter to specify wildcard matches at the trailing end of a search word. For example... war’ ...will search for all titles with words like "war", "warbaby", "warlord" etc. ax X twxy pencrf when the CD52 versxcxi U Roa jmas and tall Scotsman Save Mean aviewq .. I didn’t actuafly play it at all. Ttou*h IJ "5 operun* xequence Bat I wc»t taljg Igatca By Jove I’m excited n t tot ttuee
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ACID REMARKS 1 know you’ve been 'sucking up' to a few of the minority software houses because they are still supporting the Amiga, but 1 am sure that even you will not support the sale of games software under false pretenses.
I refer to Acid software's Super Skidmarks which, having read your review (AF71,92%), I purchased (in April) after consulting the manual accompanying the software to ensure hard disk support.
1 never buy software which won't install on my hard disk. To date, the installation software promised as my prize for wasting a stamp to register hasn't appeared.
I welcome Acid's support of the Amiga, but why do software companies in general consider Amiga users either too untrustworthy to allow them unprotected software, or too stupid to recognise when they are being taken for a ride?
Come on Acid etc. 1 may only own an Amiga but 1 still help pay your wages!
FAIR COP I feel that for the sanity of fellow Amiga enthusiasts and myself I must put ink to printer paper for the first time. I have read over and over again in Amiga magazines that the Amiga will only survive if we expand (i.e. hard drives, accelerator cards, CD-ROM drive*, second disk drives etc), making the Amiga easier for software developers to make quality products to keep the computer in the forefront of technology.
Bearing this in mind and considering that Escom are supposed to be selling Amigas with fitted hard drives, in future could you please, please, please supply your Coverdtsks with the option to de-archive them to a hard drive (e.g. DatsNEXUSIInfoNEXUS).
Nigel Stone Wiltshire Indeed, it is something we should do. Unfortunately, so many times we have a struggle with getting everything on the disk. This month for example, we have got four disks into one, to give you the full Real 3D package and that wouldn't have been possible if we had used the Commodore installer on the disk too.
We are looking into alternatives at the moment though.
Nigel Lines Shropshire You can install the game, except for the track disks, which does make a great difference to its playability. We spoke to Guildhall leisure and they said they had processed many thousands of orders so far, a nd have been ra ther overwhelmed by the amount of registrations they have had back.
There are less than 1,000 more to deal unlh and they ask these people to be patient, because they will all be dealt with soon.
Osico a inn GOING DIGITAL So now it has been announced when the Amiga 1200 will be released back into the shops. It is time Amiga owners, programmers and publishers start the offensive and make people want to buy one.
1 read the teletext computer games thingy Digitiser, a multiformat game mag. They never review that many Amiga games, the last one was Gloom.
Of course, many loyal Amiga owners have written in to complain (I did last year, and 1 was called an Amiga Whine!), bin they either insult that person, or claim that they do not receive any games from Amiga publishers.
The major shame is their ‘best games this year' chart, not one .Amiga game has made the grade.
Come on. The reason for this is that they have not reviewed any classics (except Gloom). Games like Super Skidmarks, Sensible World Of Soccer and Colonization, are better than Return Of Fire on the 3DO.
Now going straight to the point, I am requesting that the Amiga game publishers start using their heads and send their games to Digitiser. When they score better than that PC game, the Amiga will have die publicity it needs. With over 1 million readers, it is bound to help sales of the particular game. Show these multiformat "mags” that the Amiga is still the king. Spread my message Amiga Format,'.
Andrew Maddocks Shropshire Hmm. Obviously, this is one for the software houses, but it does seem Continued overleaf 4 DMA Design Ltd TEIJIN lt I,an Marlrnssnn, Sumlen A new incarnation of the Teijin pic. A familiar image to demo coders and fans of the Wit Premium demo alike. Lars proves that the Amiga combined with artistic talent is a formidable combination in anyone's book.
___ Gallery DMA Design are 1' giving away a Tabby graphics tablet worth CS4.99 (or the best Gallery entries. You may be commissioned by DMA, the team behind Lemmings. State if you don't want your details passed on. Send entries to: Amiga Format, Gallery. 30 Monmouth St, Bath. Avon. BA1 2BW.
rather odd that a service designed to reidau games on all formats is neglecting some of the biggest-selling games on any f ormat.
ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE Three cheers and my thanks go to Escom for taking up the Amiga torch. It's a relief to know that such a fine series of machines shall not fall by the wayside in the manner of the TRS-80.
But. At the risk of irritating many of my fellow devotees. I have to say that the new A4000T has to be one of the ugliest designs I've ever seen! My A500 is much prettier, despite all the different third-party peripherals that comprise my hodgepodge system.
Commodore’s crew may not have been good at marketing, but their products were dynamic and aesthetically pleasing. Perhaps Escom could at least get rid of that combat-ready green and replace it with a safe beige.
If this is what we Amiganauts have to look forward to, I may keep my current system until it gives up the ghost, or buy a new one and hope that someone will manufacture a different box to hide it in.
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CD ' ® r 9 s :cai5 ran But ultimately, there must Ire new Amigas for me to buy.
Rumour has it that Escom has no real interest in this side of the Atlantic, primarily because it is overrun by the Big Blue clones.
If the .Amiga is to survive, it must go head to head against the competition on MS-DOS turf - a fact which Ali, Gould & Co.
Refused to acknowledge. This is the birthplace of the Amiga, and ignoring the North American market will undoubtedly bring down the final curtain on this noteworthy machine.
Kenneth E Lizotle Vermont, USA Well, I think it may be a little harsh to not buy a machine based entirely on its colour. Besides, the vanilla colour is a little tame don 7 you think ? You can rest easy however, because the model shown was only that, a model, and Ihe new-look A4000s will probably be entirely different. The initial 4000s will come in beige tower cases.
If you are really offended by the colour, you could lake matters into your own hands, and give it a respray, as this rather sad reader (it’s okay John, we won't let on it's you) has done. Does anyone else have severely customised A migas they d like to share ivith the world ? Send your pics to "Show us yours " at the usual address.
THE PRICE IS WRONG I run a PD Library and am horrified at the prices some companies have the nerve to charge. In my opinion PD or Shareware should be free and available to everyone.
For this reason we are running this offer. Buy any 10 or more disks from our collection for only tiOp each and get one PD disk of your choice free.
Only one of 10 PD Libraries we obtained software from had a catalogue disk that was anything near organised, gave a prompt service and had decent prices. We still use them now for replacement copies of our disks.
If any of the other PD Libraries out there think we are wrong with what we say or wish to try and justify their charges then please write to this magazine and prove us wrong.
Why not give us a try? Send a blank disk with an S.A.E. to the address below and we will copy our catalogue (with a free up-to-date virus killer and game) on it and send it back to you immediately.
Barry, Pigtny Crush PD 5 Skomer Place Swansea SAS 5PH Actually, we haven 7 had any letters complaining about the price of PD programs for a long time, but if you think you can give better sendee at a decent price, then fair play to you.
EXTRAVAGANT RESPONSE Firstly. I would like to thank Oliver Roberts for his excellent Fonnula One Grand Pnx editor.
I was very upset when 1 bought my A4000 030 two years ago and noticed there was no speed increase on EIGPfrom the A500 version but thanks to the brilliant ElGP-Ed I can now play the game at a silky-smooth lfifps. It's now a completely different game.
Secondly. I would like to complain about Mr Sandiford's response to Andrew Frodsham's letter (AF75). He should not be saying that buying an accelerator to play games is 'extravagant', but instead should encourage all Amiga owners to buy accelerators.
PG games now require most users to have at least a very' fast 486 and about 6Mb of RAM.
If more Amiga owners have faster machines, then the better games will soon appear on the Amiga, just like what happened to the PC in the last few years. EIGP 2 on die PC for example needs 8Mb, a CD-ROM and a 486 running about 66MHz.
If it came out to run with 8Mb.
A 25MHz 68040 and a CD drive. I would be quite happy to pay an extra few hundred quid on a CD- ROM. An accelerator and another 2Mb because I would hope that other games requiring similar specs would be released.
Yet instead we five in a world where half the games released are still not AGA enhanced and even more do not install on a hard drive. I do find it annoying that I have a 1Gb hard disk in my Amiga and I cannot even install my favourite games like .VIVO.V and Mortal Kombat 2.
I just hope that one day all .Amiga owners decide to upgrade their machines so games publishers will start producing games worthy of it.
Gideon Cresswell Kent Some steps towards upgrading the common man have already been made
- by Amiga Technologies. The af pearance of a standard hard
drive- equipped A1200 is a great boost to Ihe Amiga community.
suspect that the biggest block to releasing AGA enhanced games ate Ihe game publishers and distributors. The problem is that the shops which stock games don 7 want to bother ordering x number of A1200 versions of a game as well as A bOO versions. To succeed in pleasing both the shops and the punters, the game companies would have to make what is called "auto- enhancing" software, which in most cases would require more production time and money.
It is a step forward that a lot of modem games will use extra features like accelerators, but take the point that more could be done.
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ROBOCOP by Paul Sullivan, Oldham Paul drew this excellent image of Robo by hand, using Truebrilliance.
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BUNDLES AHOY!
I would like to defend Escom's decision to release the A1200 for dose to £399 this Christmas. I read that they had to pay through the nose to jump the manufacturing queue and that cost has to be passed on.
The alternative seems to be the absence of the Amiga for another Christmas and nobody wants that. The secret of success for the Amiga this year lies with the bundle arrangement though I would have preferred the option of an unbundled A1200 for £299. However, as with Batman so many years ago, a carefully-chosen bundle could really help the Amiga.
Key pieces ol software for the Amiga must include either Wordworth 3.1SE or Final Copy 2 Release 2 and also Championship Manager 2.
CM2 will be a guaranteed number 1 hit with the Premiership full of exciting new players.
Gloom or some variant could also be bundled to tip the cap at that genre.
The £399 Amiga should be a strictly limited edition so that when the Escom manufacturing lines are set up next year, a £299 Amiga can be released with a 3.5-inch hard drive built in without too many £399 Amigas on the street Paul Chan West Yorkshire Well, you will have read in the news pages by now that the bundle is very strong on the productivity front, containing excellent packages like Wordworth 4SE, Photogenics and Personal Paint.
The games side isn't so strong. Gloom (or Fears or Alien Breed 3D) would have been good, or even Super Skidmarks, Colonization, UFO Enemy Unknown, SWOS even.
Still, at least the bundle is good, and will hopefully sell well. The big question though is what do A500 owners wanting to upgrade do?
When will we see a standalone machine? My personal feeling on this are that it should not be until such a time as improvements have been made to the design.
Ca S'- Hi MEGASATENDOSTATION Reading an article in the Financial Mail about the console war between Sega's Saturn, Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo’s nonexistent Ultra-64, which stated that the PlayStation was easier lo write for. And the Sega Satur n was more complex, due to it’s two (although some idiots say that it is four) 32- bit processor architecture. Sony have been hoping developers will develop for THEM, as the two processors allow for better games.
1. Hang on. Are Sega actually telling us that spectacular 3D
texture maps make a game the best in the world and that
everyone should buy a copy? I remember the good old days when
games only used 16 colours and 3D meant ugly polygons.
And as for Nintendo, which I have not mentioned too much, countless Nintendo freaks that I know have reformed to Sega freaks, and have bought Saturns.
2. The Amiga dilemma Well, no Amigas yet, but more on the way!
Hurrah! One-and-a-half years of blackness, darkness,
shadiness, dimness and Gloom (By Mark Siblv
- See part three). A 1200s coming in Autumn. And with rumours of
A1200s at £199. It's a joy.
However, I read Teletext (Ch4, p474, Digitiser Hot Topic) and the hot topic was: Amigas: Is £399 too much? And to my despair, anguish, and er. Horror, I found that mostly tlie answer was YES. Eeek! Surely Escom can match Commodore’s price of £299. Or even lower? But then I thought.... Hang on?
Maybe Escom are releasing a mega 030-based A1200 with 4Mb of RAM? Or maybe Digitiser is "the foul creature of the Netherworld that caused the recession and spread deceitful, fallacious rumours". Ahem. Yes. Viva Amiga!
3. Oh and by the way.... I have found another weapon on AB3D.
I'm not going to give too much away, but it is behind a door that you have to press FORWARD and SPACE simultaneously. Watch out for the alien behind, and pick up the futuristic sewing machine tiling. Press 2 to select it, and you can start kicking some butt!
Make sure you pick up the ammo as well. II you run out of ammo, simply press I to get back to your pistol-typc-thing. Oh, and as you may have guessed, I read Amiga Power. Natch. (Sorry).
Stuart Brown Lancs
P. S. I am only 12. Honest.
I. I know what you mean. It's no wonder that .X Spectrum
emulators are probably the most popular PD software at the
moment on the Mac, PC and to some extent the Amiga.
Hang on a minute, though, if you 're only 12 liow do you remember the joys of lt colours and terrible collision detection ? It's nice to have the power to produce stunning graphics, but as you say, that doesn V necessarily make the games any better to play (well, only for sad people who are too cool to play anything that isn 7 rendering 20 million polygons per second).
2. It's true, but the bundle is quite tremendous. Hopefully, as
said before, when a standalone Amiga is released, it will be
enhanced - at least with some amount of Fast RAM and maybe a
faster processor.
3. Thanks for the tip. Tlie capital letters are a giveaway.
THE CD ALTERNATIVE I am writing to express my concern over tlie proposed price-point of the new A1200s. £399 - even for such a superb machine, coupled with some excellent software (I hope!) - is too expensive.
This judgement is not made purely from tlie relative price points before the demise of Commodore, but also from looking at tlie prices of the (much under-rated) CD '2. SDL are currently selling the CD®2 at £199 with seven games. Add to this the cost of an SX-I module (£100, keyboard (£55), and disk drive (£45), and you have a total ofjust under £500.
The equivalent A1200 system would cost £399, plus around £180 for a CD®2 - compatible CD-ROM drive. This equates to about £580.
And the A1200 CD-ROM isn't 100 per cent CD*2-compatible!
This comparison shows that any prospective A1200 buyers should go instead for a CD®2 SX-I combo. In the form 1 mentioned above, it’s just as fast as the equivalent A1200 system, and just as expandable, but £80 cheaper!
If Escom intend to sell many A 1200s. They are going to have to rethink their pricing policy.
Jonathan Duke Herts Yes, that is more or less true, although you won 7 be able lo add accelerators like the Falcon or Blizzard to the CD*2. Interestingly, when the 68060 version of these accelerators tome out.
You will he able to have a faster Amiga even cheaper.
GLOBAL SUFFERING Regarding Mike Davenport's letter in AF'concerning his unwavering resolve not to buy and products being made in China simply because lie does not like what goes on in that particular country.
There is suffering going on all over the world - the Chinese are not the only people to receive such pitiless wages for what amounts to slave labour - and it figures that the more products we buy from them then the more prosperous the country shall become.
Attempting to enforce an embargo will spell economical decline and then where would all these workers be?
Does he expect countries such as India and Africa to stop buying our homegrown made goods simply because they were once part of tlie “Great British Empire' and suffered terribly as a result?
I doubt it.
David O’Conner Dinnington, S. Yorkshire I think there is a difference between human rights violations allegedly being perpetrated here and now, and those crimes committed many years ago, but it is a reasonable point. No one seemed very concerned about working conditions in the Philippines... However, as tee have pointed out before, Amigas are not being made in China now. But tlrey are being manufactured in France, which Itasn 7 made very many friends recently either (although it is only fair to point out that the majority of French people are against nuclear testing, it is just their
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They're small, definitely not big. They form an army of little troops. And they can be found on our game Coverdisk.
Imagine playing Cannon Fodder mixed together with the control interface of Lemmings taking place on cute domestic backgrounds.
Tiny Right, now tltat you know the limitations of the demo, let s get to grips with the game itself.
It's imperative that you familiarise yourself with the double-click, the arrow pointer and the issuing of commands. Check out the annotated diagram on the page for more information on the control icons themselves Imagine playing Cannon Fodder mixed together with the control interface of lemmings taking place within the confines of cute domestic backgrounds such as sand pits and kitchen doors and you've just about sussed the idea behind Tiny Troops.
We've brought you an early demo of the game, so l e patient with some of the functions.
Some don't work the way they should and others are limited in their importance. Due to the fact that we wanted to get the disk to you this month rather than next, there's no sound to speak of.
To select a single troop, double-click on him. A pointer will appear above his head showing that you are now in control. To move him select the arrow button (middle icon on the bottom row of icons) and point to his destination with the left mouse button.
Don't worry about obstacles, he's intelligent enough to walk round them. It’s unlikely to happen in this demo. But. If required, you can use the right mouse button to mark out a path that he'll take.
To order him to attack, select the Fist icon (top left control icon). Now point to an enemy character and away he goes. It's best to gang up on the enemy if you want to win.
.Also, take a careful look at vour troops. One of them has got a little grenade above his head. He is your Grenadier and he is capable of This is the firs, level in „s en.irity. Youil never be able to look a. destroying the enemy's disc by lobbing a box of Fisons again without thinking of Tiny Troops. Grenades at it. A case of Amiga Format BACKING UP YOUR COVERDISK An exclusive, never-seen-before demo of Tiny Troops, a game that crosses the mechanics of Lemmings with the playability and strategy of Cannon Fodder. Steve McGill takes time out from playing around to explain some of the basics of
getting to grips with the demo.
GET TO GRIPS WITH THE GAME Copying your Coverdisk is really very simple. Just follow the stages below... Iboot up with your Workbench disk and find the Shell icon, in your system drawer.
Double-click on this to go into the Shell.
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1. VIEW BATTLES: Move to the next battle in progress. Easy for
checking troops' performance.
2. L0AD SAVE Unfortunately disabled for this demo, but it's nice
to know that it's going to be there in the full game.
3. PLAY VIEW: Increases or decreases the size of the scanner in
the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
4. INFO: Not used in the demo. Gives feedback about the health
and progress of troops.
5. HOME: Full retreat by every troop back to home base. Can be
useful if the base is under attack.
6. RADAR: This isn't going to be included in the final game
because it duplicates the scanner.
BOTTOM STARTING FROM LEFT 1 ATTACK All out attack on enemy's home base.
Not recommended unless you're feeling suicidal.
2. ATTACK Once one or several troops are selected, this will send
them out on the warpath.
3. GUARD: Surrounds troop with a rescalable circle.
This is the area the troop will guard with his life.
4. REJUVENATE If a troop's energy has fallen, this will top it up
to at least half strength.
5-SELECT PATH . Not available on this demo.
6. MOVI Sends troop to destination of your choice.
Using the right mouse button selects a path.
7. GROUP: Surrounds a chosen troop with all remaining troops for
protection.
3 When asked for the Source disk, insert your write-protected Coverdisk and press Return. All of the info on this disk will then be copied from the disk into memory.
Handshakes i the person who manages this on all of the levels.
To select a group of troops, draw a rubber- band round them. You can then send them to their destination in a variety of formations.
Select which from the buttons on the right.
Finally, it's worth experimenting with the various icons, if only to discover the new strategy and tactics that Tiny Troops makes allowance for.
Hope you like the demo. Any feedback, positive or negative, let us know. *1?
4 Once your Amiga has read the info, it will ask for the Destination disk. Insert it and press Return. All information on this disk will be destroyed.
5 On an unexpanded machine, the Amiga may ask for the source disk again, because it copies in chunks. Finally, type endcli to close down the Shell.
DISK NOT WORKING?
We take every care to test the Coverdisk software, but Future Publishing cannot accept any responsibility for any damage occurring during its use. If your disk is faulty, send it back, including an SAE, for a free replacement to: Amiga Format (insert name of disk) Disk, DisCopy Labs Ltd. PO Box 21, Daventry, NN11 5RT Real If you haven't noticed yet. Real 3D is this month's astounding Coverdisk. Here's David Taylor with details on how to get it up and running.
On the cover of this issue, you’ll find the booklet that explains exactly how to use and get the most out of Real 3D Classic. All you now need to know is how to use the Coverdisk. The full package takes up four disks, so we've obviously had to archive them! Don't worry, though, it's very simple to unpack, because Ihe whole process is automatic.
Before you start, you need to format four spare disks, since you'll need four blank disks to unpack the program - refer to your manual if you need help doing this.
Now, put the Ural JO Coverdisk into your internal disk drive and reboot your Amiga (i.e. turn your machine off and back on again). The disk will set up the first disk and then ask you to insert the first spare disk, so that it can unpack on to it. When that disk is finished, vou'll be asked to put the Coverdisk back in the drive; do so and then put the next spare disk in when asked. All four disks are automatically unpacked for you like this. When you’ve finished, you’ll have four unpacked disks, called Real 1-4.
You can now boot your Amiga with Workbench and use the full Real 3D program. If you have a hard drive, then on the first disk, you'll find an installation icon, which will copy all the files to the hard drive and also assign the volume real: to the destination directory.
If you are running from floppy, you don't need to worry about this, but will find that you get some messages if you double-click on certain icons. This is because the icons have the default tool set to look for this "real:" volume.
You need to change the icon tools to sort this out. To do this, click once on the icon and then select Information from the Icon menu on Workbench. Click where you see the default tool line, and change it. For instance, on disk four you can find some example pictures. These are set to use the display program on real: (rcakdisplav), and you need to change this to use displav 011 real disk one (real 1 idisplav).
1 lere’s a quick guide to the main files on each of the four disks: Disk One (Reall): Real (the main program). Display (to view rendered images).
InstallHI) (to install Real 31) to a hard disk).
Textures (a folder containing example textures). Objects (a folder including examples objects).
Disk Two (Real2); TurboReal (a version of the main program for use with Amigas with FPUs), Accessories (a folder with extra libraries), Textures2 (more textures).
Disk Three (RcalS): Contains a full 3D font.
Disk Four (Real4): More of the fonts and the example pictures.
I bis quick guide should help you overcome any small technical difficulties you may experience when getting Rea! 3D running. 1 must stress that you only need to worry about this il you aren't going to use the program with a hard drive. If you do have a hard drive, install the program to it to try it out.
It doesn't copy any files to any other directory, so it's easy to un-install. Even if you don't do this, you may never need to make any of the changes mentioned above.
That's it. (let modelling! 'I) Classic Three great offers from Amiga Format and Activa!
Upgrade to version 2.5 of Real 3D Take advantage of the new, improved interface and enhanced rendering modes of this more advanced version of Real 3D. This version also features the ability to apply properties such as gravity to your scenes and the animation features are far more advanced. It also features inverse kinematics and object skeletons - a must for complicated object animation.
Real 3D v2 was awarded 96% in AF46.
Normal Price £200 - SPECIAL OFFER £175 Upgrade to version 3 of Real 3D Version 3 of Real 3D is a power users tool. In our opinion, it comes with more powerful features as standard than any of the competition. With its updated interface and powerful new features such as post-processing effects, collision detection, shrink wrapping and many more.
Amiga Format awarded Real 3D v3 93% in issue 74.
Please understand, to get the best out of R3D3, you must invest time to learn how to use it.
Normal Price £400 - SPECIAL OFFER £350 Buy the official manual We will of course be running further tutorials in Amiga Format over the coming months, but you may like to take advantage of this special offer for the original manual which goes into great detail about all the features, functions and commands available in this powerful software.
SPECIAL OFFER £25 THESE OFFERS ARE BROUGHT TO YOU DIRECT FROM ACTIVA. PLEASE DIRECT QUERIES AND ORDERS TO: Activa International Produce House la Wickham Court Road West Wickham Kent BR4 9LQ Tel: 0181 402 5770 Fax: 0181 402 5780 email: info@activa.demon.co.uk MSM GOT A PROBLEM WITH YOUR COVERDISK?
CALL 0191 584 0682 (MOM-FRI 2PM-6.30PM) Your Coverdisk should be working fine, but if it's not, these hints, tips and corrections should sort out the problem quickly and easily.
BARS&PIPES (AF71) Many readers have had memory problems when trying to run Bars&Pipes, or access the Bars&Pipes tool AmigaPhone. To increase the memory, disable Workbench utilities that are running in the background, disable external disk drives and use Workbench Preferences to change screen mode to the lowest resolution and least colours possible.
BarsCsfPipes should now load. Once running, use Bell’s Preferences menus lo switch on all the memory savers.
When you try to load the song Brandenburg Demo, the Amiga asks you to insert Volume Internal Sounds Kit I. It's an instruments disk not included on the Coverdisk. Instead, make a copy of your AF7IA Coverdisk. Rename it Internal Sounds Kit 1 and put it in the drive. Brandenburg will find some of the sounds that it needs in the instruments drawer on this disk, but not all.
Instruments whose sounds can't be loaded, can be fixed by clicking on the AmigaPhone icon at the end of their pipe and choosing a sample from the AF71A instruments drawer.
PEGGER & MAGIC STORYBOOK (AF72) In the magazine we tell you to name one of your blank disks Pegger_Demo, but this is wrong - it should be called Pegger.
When sou arc prompted to "Please Insert Magic Disk", this does not refer to the Magic Storybook Coverdisk, but the formatted disk you have named Magic.
People with some 1.3 machines can't decompress the disks. Magic Storybook works, but it has to be decompressed: Amiga 1.3 with two drives: Boot up with the Coverdisk in the internal drive, put your blank formatted disk in the external drive. When being told that RAM can't be accessed, type: Izx -x -F x magic.Izx dfl: This starts the de-crunching process. Once that hits finished, type: install dfl: Single drive 1.3 Amiga: Boot with your Workbench disk, go to the System drawer and start the CLI tool. Make sure you have your formatted disk called Magic. Write-protect your Coverdisk and Workbench
disk. Now, type the following, swapping disks as requested: copy a!72a:lzx RAM: copy ai72a:Magic.lzx RAM: copy af72a:c install RAM: cd RAM: Remove Workbench and insert the blank disk, If. After entering the next line, a requester asks for Workbench back, click on Cancel.
Izx -x -F x magic.Izx magic: install (lit): Now reset the machine. Magic Storybook will now load and run.
DATASTORE (AF68) .Although not mentioned on the disk. Datastore needs at least Workbench 2 to work, as do the majority of serious Amiga software nowadays.
For around £90 you can upgrade to the latest version (3.1). If you think that's too much to spend on an ageing AfiOO. There's another option. Most dealers will replace your Kickstart
1. 3 ROM with a 2.1 ROM for less than £30.
If you fancy doing it yourself. 2.1 Kickstart ROM chips can be bought from mail order for as little as £22. A small price to pay to bring the machine into the Nineties. 'If MORE MAGIC FOR MAXON - AND SOME OTHER GREAT OFFERS TOO!
Yes, it does seem a bit too good to be true, but we have had so much response from our Maxon Magic Coverdisk that we have arranged some special deals with HiSoft to let you get the best out of this amazing software. If you want more samples or screensavers, or want to make your own, check this out... Thank you so much for being so kind to me. Please can you rush me the following fine products: Maxon Magic + More Maxon Magic 0 £ I4i90 £19.95 O Megalosound 8-bit sampler @ £34.95 £24.95 O Aura 16-bit sampler (4 200 4600 on y • £99 9 £75.00 ) Post 8r Packing - for one item £3 O two or more items
£4 O My name and address is: . Postcode . And I will now post this, with a cheque or postal order made payable to HiSoft Systems and send it to: HiSoft Systems, The Old School, Greenfield, Bedford MK45 5DE. Alternatively, I will Just use my credit card by calling 01525 718181.
MORE MAXON MAGIC This set comprises the full Maxon Magic, the manual, and even more screensavers and samples to fully customise your Amiga.
AURA 16-BIT SAMPLER This PCMCIA-sampler delivers 16- bit CD-quality samples for those who want the best. This stereo- sampler offers OctaMED 6 support and many other features.
MEGALOSOUND One of the best sound- samplers on the Amiga, it will allow you to create more effects for Maxon Magic.
SCANNER EXTERNAL SCSI HDISK with 45W PSU FOR ALL AMIGA COMPUTERS 340MB 540MB 850MB 1GIG 2 4 9GIG SQUIRREL £199.00 £229.00 £269.00 £329.00 £POA £54.00 0MB 2MB 4MB 8MB ZIP RAMS £49.00 £109.00 £169.00 £279.00 2MB £99.00 MEMORY 30 64 72 Pin Pin Pin 1MB £27 £N A £35 2MB £89 £N A £69 4MB £109 £199 £129 8MB £269 £N A £269 16MB £429 £N A £399 32MB £N A £N A £799 FOR ANY AMIGA OR ACCELERATOR CARD ACCELERATORS Viper 68030 28Mhz 0MB Viper 68030 40Mhz 0MB Viper 68030 50Mhz 0MB FPU £189.00 £199.00 £179.00 £199.00 £269.00 £339.00 Increases the performance of your machine when adding these FPU's.
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ORDER NOW TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT FOR CHRISTMAS REFURBISHED AMIGA A4000 030 040 IN STOCK £P.O.A Emplant all versions available from £229.00 £3496 A500 INT. FLOPPY DRIVE £3096 Aa»1200INT: FLOPPY DRIVE E45JQ0 £1000 £150) rerm £150) £360) £150) DELIVERY CHARGES ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT. SMALL CONSUMABLES AND SOFTWARE ITEMS UNDER THE VALUE OF £59 PLEASE ADD £3 50 P&POTHER ITEMS EXCEPT LASERS. NEXT DAV COURIER SERVICE £10 PER BOX. OFFSHORE AND HIGHLANDS PLEASE CALL FOR A QUOTATION IN ADDITION WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING EXPRESS SERVICES SA-URDAV DELIVERY NORMAL RATE PLUS £15 PER BOX.
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EXTERNAL CD ROM(SCSI) FOR AMIGA A600 & A1200 WITH FREE!!! SQUIRREL INTERFACE DOUBLE SPEED £179.00 QUAD SPEED £239.00 SIX SPEED £POA 400 DPI 3 BUTTON FOR ALL AMIGA COMPUTERS £10 OKTAGON 4008 SCSI CARD True SCSI II controller for your Amiga 1500 to 4000. Upgradeable to 8MB using Zipp Ram allows you to connect H-Disk, Syquest CD Roms etc. £gg qq MULTIFACE III ADDS 2 SERIAL & 1 PARALLEL PORT TO ANY AMIGA 1500 TO 4000 £109.00 TANDEM IDE IDE controller card for your Amiga 1500 to 4000 allows you to connect a CD rom of your choice or just another Hard Drive.
Tandem card Only £69.00 Tandem card & Double speed CD £169.00 Tandem card & Quad speed CD £199.00 EXTERNAL FLOPPY £39.95 ANTI-CLICK •ANTl-VIRUS'THRU PORT FOR ALL AMIGAS MONITORS Basic Colour Microvitek 1438 Microvitek 1440 Samsung 15" Samsung 17" Samsung 20" SPECIAL OFFER
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We have seen almost every Amiga CD title in existence and sadly, the general trend appears to be "shovel as much data on as possible and to hell with the quality" The majority of these Cds are also developed as multi platform Cds and while this may advantageous for the company selling them, the end user is faced with a CD containing a high proportion of files that he probably can't even use. So what is left?...a CD containing loads of badly organised directories filled with low quality (in some cases even pathetic) graphics. Being a little dissapointcd. The user then looks in the font
directories and finds...a massive task on his hands...he has hundreds of fonts (that are probably duplicated many times) and no way of knowing what he's got! The poor end user is then literally forced into loading every individual font into an application, just to see what fonts he's actually got! If that wasn't bad enough, he then, quite possibly, discovers that most of the fonts have missing and or corrupt files!
Some of these so called CD developers even gel away with "shoveling" data from Iheir old Cds to new ones and releasing the new CD as "Professional" We could go on and on and on, but why bore you with something you already know? We genuinely feel that the current situation stinks and we at EMC are aiming to set the standard on which all data Cds on the Amiga will be judged. A big claim you say? Well, here's a brief insight to what will be included on the EMC Cds and how the data will be organised... Firstly, these Cds are aimed directly at Amiga users, and are not designed for multi platform
computer use. This means that you won't gel Cds loaded with PC files that you cannot use! To aid in the rapid location of font, clipart & image data, each of ihe 3 Cds will contain...IFF font preview screens for EVERY font (regardless of it's format) you simply click on the preview icon to SEE the font! The clipart and image directories have been FULLY sorted and ALL directories include full IFF preview thumbnail index screens (and also descriptive filenames) Purchasers of the Cds will also have the option to buy a typeface book, published especially for the EMC Cds. Containing font printouts!
The RRP price for each CD is £24.99 + £1.00 uk pp For First class recorded Airmail...Europe add £4.00 pp & Rest of World add £6.00 pp The second disk - EMC PHASE 2 - will be released on ...Monday 6th November 1995
E. M. COMPUTERGRAPHIC'S CV CtUtetitH PHASE 2 - RELEASE DATE:
06.11.95 FONTS Adobe Typel EMC volumes 17. 27. 29 & 77 CG
(with postscript 8 .ate files) EMC volumes 25. 26, 30. 31 8 82
Colour EMC volumes 48.49 and 71 Imagine compilable Type 1
Fonts CLIPART Fully sorted into sub-directories (number of
directories listed in brackets) IFF Alphabet(4),Borders(16),
Buildings(6). Cartoons(17). Computer(7), Education (5).
Electric(6), Food (90), History (5), Natural (59), SpaceSSciFi (3) IFF Col Fruit. World Maps (of every country on Earth!), Ships. Vegetables GEM Arrows & Stars, Borders, Buildings, Clipart, Office, OtherStuff. Photo. Transport.
IMG Animals, Cartoons, Food, OtherStuff, People, Plants, Sports, TheArts, Transport, Xmas.
IMAGES in IFF 16 256 colour and Ham interlace formats America. Babylon5. Birds, BorisV. Britain, Dogs. Egypt. Equest, Famous People. Girls, Kelly, Military, NightBreed, Panoramas, People. SciFi, Terminator, Textures. Star Trek (TNG), V. Water Scenes, Wildcats. World, World People and over 70 megabytes of 736 x 566 Video Backdrops in IFF 16 & 256 colour formats.
PHASE 1 PHASE 3
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- RELEASE DATE : JAN'SB FONTS Adobe Typel EMC vols 4, 5, 6, 7 &
16 : files) EMC vols 8, 9. 10. 23 & 24 18, 19 & 20 Clipfonts
CLIPART FuBy sorted into subdirectories (number of directories
tatted in brackets) IFF IFF Col FONTS Typel EMC vols 78, 79, 80
& 81 CG (With postscript 8 .ate files) EMC vols 83, 84, 85. 86
& 87 Pageslream EMC vol 3 - 200 colour Clipfonts and our
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ink} tubnkreclones (number ol drrectones listed in brackets)
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MUUUtf I yptJ I CIVIL, VUIO *?, x and 52 IFF Clipfonts CLIPART IFF Animals (114). Fantasy(27). Music(12), People(73), Religion(12) Birds, Cars, Cats. Dinosaurs. Dogs, Fish, Horses, LionKing, Music, Planes, Reptiles.
Animals. Buildings, Computers. Food, Logos, Office. People, Transport, USA. World.
IFF Col EPS IMAGES n IFF 16 colour Ham menace and IFF 256 colour tcxmatsl IMAGES (IT IFF 16 0010V. Ham interlace and ifF ?S6 aXouf formats) s (Motor). Boats. Castles. Cats. Classic Cars, Dungeons . Star Trek_(DS9). Fractals, Girls. Greece. Hunks. Heavy Metal. Italian Dragons. Dr. Animals. Balloons. Blake7. Cars. Conan. Di Natural, Planes. Racing. Renders, Reptiles (TOSSMovies) Trains 2 67-t-mb of 736 x 56 256 colour formats.
LanCe'' Space. Slar Trek 566 Video Backdrops in IFF 16 S a Cars, Movies. Robots. Starwars Waterlile. White, Woodrofte and over 67mb ot I 736 x 566 Video Backdrops in IFF 16 & 256 colour formats.
OTHER STUFF All Pages!ream3 updates to version 3.0H. Complete Opalvision2.3b update.
19 third party Opal utilities. Typesmith2.5a update and Demo. Pagestream2 Demo. 18 really useful Utilities and heaps of other stuff!
POLITE WARNING...PLEASE DON'T BUY THESE Cds!
...it you are looking tor poorly organised Cds tilled with low grade clipart.
Graphics that can only be classed as pathetic, corrupt font files OR Cds that are filled with PC tiles and padded out with lha and dms archives!
PHASE 2 PRE RELEASE OFFER...E19.99 +pp...ON ORDERS RECEIVED BEFORE 3rd NOVEMBER Credit card and postal order orders will not be processed banked until the day of Cds release & Cds will be dispatched the same day. Cheque orders are subject to 5 working day clearance before dispatch.
If you wish to receive your CD as soon as possible after it's launch, we require written permission allowing us to bank your cheque 5 working days prior to the Cds launch date.
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E. M. COMPUTERGRAPHIC 8 EDITH ROAD, CLACTON, ESSEX. C015 1JU Tel
: 01255 431389 Fax: 01255 428666 FORMAT PRESENTS New Order The
world of the Amiga has changed since Escom bought out
Commodore. But who are Amiga Technologies; who does what and
where do they do it? Next month, we bring you a definitive
guide to the new world order, the location of distributors and
territorial offices, the people in high places, their hopes
and ambitions, and where we all fit in to this new scheme of
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AMIGA FORMATFORUM Who would have thought that you can get so many laughs out of spending time in a computer shop?
Bought it. Took the other one back to the first shop and yelled: ‘You are absolute crooks in this shop and I want a full refund on this as I can get it for £47 up the road’.
The astonished lady offered to price-match, but he continued: 'I would not buy anything off you again, all you do is rob people'. The lady gave us a refund, but my grandad still wasn't happy and said he was going to report them to the local paper and Commodore. In the end. The distressed lady called a male colleague to throw me and him out." Quite right, too!
Spencer Jams of the Imagine User group used to work for a retailer and The idea behind ihis page is ihat we ask you a question and print the replies we receive in a forum format.
We then send the correspondents an AF sweatshirt for their trouble. Last month we asked about your more memorable experiences of computer shops and this is what you said: “Last year, I walked into the (now defunct) Wimborne computer shop Caltec with my dad," begins Andrew Crane of Bournemouth. “Playing on the shop's A1200 was a strange TanAs-like game called TolaI Wnrmage. 'Is that a PD game,' asked my dad? 'No, I programmed it,' replied the spotty assistant. That Christmas, I was reading A ' and I saw the spotty assistant's picture. At last he had got Total Wirrmage published, now called
Uorvu.
Congratulations should go to young Mr You are absolute crooks in this shop.
Recalls a telephone call from a man who had just bought an .Amiga, complaining that his mouse pointer kept disappearing. The customer returned the machine. Spencer tested it and found it to be working fine: "When I moved the mouse in a figure of eight, the man looked at me with a puzzled expression. He told me that he hadn’t been using the mouse like that. He demonstrated by picking up the mouse, placing the bottom of it flat against the screen and moving it around. The pointer was disappearing because it was going underneath the mouse.
I had many other funny experiences and a colleague even had a Davidson." Indeed, they should!
“In August 1994.1 walked into Dixons with £300 in my hand to buy an A1200," remembers Harpreet Gagneja of Wembley. “1 handed over the £300, but the assistant told me it was only £99 because Commodore was dead and they wanted to get tid of all the old stock." I wonder how Dixons felt when, within a few months, A1200s became so scarce that they were being sold second-hand for prices higher than die original RRP?
Paul Newton of Belper recalls taking his mother into a computer shop: “Upon seeing some console on display, she asked one of the assistants where you put the lOp pieces in, thinking it was an arcade machine. Oh.
The shame."
He picked up the mouse, placing it flat against the screen.
“1 was in Dixons looking for an A500, as I was hoping to buy that as my first proper computer," says Nick Donnelly of Ely. “I asked one of the staff if I could try some software with Workbench. He replied 'There is no need. Sir, the Amiga will be fine on the desk'.
Woman return floppy disks because they weren't floppy!” Computer shops, eh?
¦All human life is contained therein.
Thanks to everyone who responded to this question. For the next month, can I ask you to consider the following: "I needed a 1 Mb upgrade," says Neil Darragh of Portsmouth, “so my grandad took me to our local computer store. It was £64, which my grandad reluctantly paid. On the way back, we went inside a new shop to price-match.
Their price was £47, so my grandad “Over the years there have been many add-ons produced to 'enhance' the gaming experience, from the reasonably sensible, such as light guns, steering wheels, footpedals. Etc., to the frankly bizarre. None of them, to date.
Please, share your thoughts with the Af community by writing to me at the address below: POWER CD-ROM quad-speed U tiara i-i p SCSI CONNECTORS AUDIO IN OUT double-speed The Power CD-ROM for the Amiga 600 1200 plugs directly into the PCMCIA port and provides a direct SCSI-1 and SCSI-II interface, allowing up yo six additional devices to be connected. What's more the Power CD-ROM features a 'Hot-plug' which allows you to connect and disconnect the CD-ROM and any other additional devices even when the Amiga is switched on.
The CD-ROM drive comes with a SCSI interface, PSU, manual, audio lead, mains lead and software which includes Audio CD, CD32 Emulator, MPEG Film Decoder and Photo CD.
AMIGA 600 1200 x2 SPEED CD-ROM INC.SQUIRREL £179 X4 SPEED CD-ROM INC SQUIRREl £249 AMIGA 4000 DOUBLE SPEED CD-ROM ......£139 QUAD SPEED CD-ROM .£199 AMIGA 4000 SCSI-INTERFACE . £129 SCSI INTERFACE REQUIRED FOR A4000 £249 £179* quad-speed dual-speed CD-ROM SOFTWARE LIGHTWAVE 3D ENHANCER . £55.95 CDBOOT 1.0 ..£29 WORLD INFO'95 ...£39.95 DA CAPO VOL 1 MUSIC MODULE .£25
- gv, FRESHFONTS II .£17 GAMERS DELIGHT
.....£25 GOLDFISH 2 ...£25 LIGHT ROM
...£39 MAGIC ILLUSIONS .....£10 MEETING
PEARLS VOL 1 £10 MEETING PEARLS VOL 2 £10 THE
LIGHT WORKS ....£34 THE BEAUTY OF CHAOS .£12 e C A
AMINET 5 £12 £ jQ AMINET SET 1
.£25 on . . CD-WRITE £39 Watt
FRESH FISH 8 ..£25 GATEWAY VOL 1 ....£9.95
POWER VIPER starting from £119.95 m The Viper 28 can have up to
128MB RAM installed, full Kickstart remapping, optional SCSI-II
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VIPER 28 MKII BARE ......£119.95 VIPER 28 MKII 2MB £199.95 VIPER 28 MKII 4MB £259.95 VIPER 28 MKII 8MB £399.95 VIPER 28 MKII 16MB £569.95 The Viper 50 can have up to 128MB RAM installed, and the same features as the Viper 28.
VIPER 50 BARE ...£199.95 VIPER 50 2MB ....£279.95 VIPER 50 4MB ....£349.95 VIPER 50 8MB ....£479.95 VIPER 50 16MB ...£649.95 FPU's complete with crystal. Please state for Blizzard compatibility.
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Tiny lYoops Take command of a diminutive army in our exclusive five-level demo of this sandbox arcade strategy game from Mindscape Up!
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