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IM and 1991 Paramount Picture. All rights reserved. Ihe GOOFAIHER is a registered trademark «i Paramount Pictures U.S. Gold authorises! User SHADOW SORCERER This new concept in role-playing adventures means that in minutes you will find yourself in the thick of the action, facing many enemies not the least of which is the SHADOW SORCERER himself.
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'AMIGA CONTENTS TICHNICAL EDITORS Nick Veibdt EDITORIAL CONSULTANT Sieve More* BUIES PAGES EDITOR Sieve Keen REVIEWS A quiet but solid month for Screen Scene which boasts reviews of all the best new releases, including the likes of Parasol Stars, Indy Heat, and Leisure Suit Larry If. If you want to sort the wheat from the chaff, this is where to do it.
42 PARASOL STARS 46 BLACK CRYPT 50 ELVIRA II 52 4D SPORTS DRIVING 54 WILLY BEAMISH 56 HARLEQUIN 59 LEISURE SUIT LARRY V 62 DYNABLASTERS 67 INDY HEAT 69 SHADOWLANDS 72 ABANDONED PLACES 76 STORM MASTER CUAMA3A Office* - Priory Court, 30-32 Forringdcn Lone, Ionian. EC1R3AU.
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ISS0265 -721X Bub and Bob return In their third adventuro. Check out our Parasol Stars review on page 42.
v * fn K 24-bit colour comes to the Amiga In all its technlcolour glory. Read our Harlequin Plus review on page 56.
GAMES _ 41 Ocean round off the Bub and Bob trilogy in style with Parasol Stars, and we were there to cover its arrival in our exclusive review. Is it a worthy follow-up to the classic Rainbow Islands? Meanwhile, the RPG front is well-looked after with the likes ot EA's The Black Crypt and Accolade’s Elvira arriving in true style. In addition, other playable slices of lunacy include Gremlin's Harlequin with its many platform styles, and UBI Soft’s surprise conversion of the PC Engine hit, DynaBlaster. But will it bomb?
COVERDISKS TECHNICAL __125 LET'S GET FISCAL Are you beleaguered by numbers? Are your accounts represented by a pile of receipts under your second disk drive? If so, this could be your lucky day... 127 SAMPLE YOUR WARES Microdeal weigh in with two updates of popular.sampling packages. Are AMAS lland Stereo Master two sound packages that are going for a song?
130 RUN VT Following our revealing insight into your Amiga’s video capabilities, Graham Cohen went to see yet another breakthrough in the available technology.
1 36 BITS'N'BOBS A new round-up of all those little widgets and utilities that will make using your Amiga so much easier. So, whether your mouse needs replacing or your monitor cleaning up, this is the computer equivalent of a Grattan catalogue - minus the dippy models!
143 SOME DAY MY PRINTS WILL COME Connecting your printer to the Amiga is a major stumbling block and one that inundates Commodore's technical helpline with ‘please help' calls. Mat Broomfield guides you through the minefield of DIP switches and printer drivers.
COMPETITION There's a competition blitz in this month's issue, with two CDTVs up for grabs on page 12 and twenty- five copies of Take 2, the excellent new animation package from Rombo on page 17.
And finally, turn to page 31 to win a copy of ProPage 3, the much-awaited DTP package.
Gremlin's Screenstar- awarded platform extravaganza, Harlequin, hits our disk in the form of a 1 Mb-only playable demo, and is supported by two stages from Thalamus’s Borobodur. In addition, there’s the brilliant Print Master utility which will make your text and graphics printing easier, and Showiz for the creation of attractive slideshow demos. Finally, to avoid any hassle when scouring your disks, there's Popdir which does it at the press of a button.
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ECS-Denise £ 39.- 8 MB on board £ 339.- ROSSMOLLER HANDSHAKE w BACK TO BED A flatbed digitiser graphics tablet is a good idea if you are heavily involved in graphics. Digitiser Ivfrom Cherry is a high resolution A3 flatbed graphics tablet just released to meet the precision requirements of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering and Desk-Top Publishing.
Plugging into the Amiga's serial port, the board - complete with stylus and puck - will take the place of your mouse, removing any worries about software incompatibility. Its resolution of .2mm is more than enough for tracing images into Dpaint. The Cherry tablet is available now from Tekdata on 0728 577677 First 24-bit Amiga game on the way.. Amiga Clinic and CU at the Computer Shopper Show... AMG want you to sample their wares... New graphice tablet from Cherry THIS BEAT IS... One of the best things about owning an Amiga is the amazing guise code modulation sound system.
This enables near CD-quality samples to be stored and played from your Amiga. Of course, this ability is only useful if you have greal samples to play. AMG are a company which produce Cds ol nicely- sized snatches of sound for you to sample at home. Their latest release is the Pascal Gabriel Dance Sample disc.
The disk is packed with 72 minutes wodh of sounds, and amongst the 1000+ samples ol orchestral movements, guitars, synths drums and vocals, are 150 RSS samples. These use Philips-developed technology to give slereo samples an extra dimension. Three-dimensional samples appear to be directional and, best ol all, they need no additional equipment. Pascal Gabriel has worked with Bomb the Bass, S'Express and New Order. Samples from the disk are also being used by The Pel Shop Boys and Technotronic.
The disk is priced £49 and AMG can be called on 0730 88383 CU AT THE SHOW... James makes a splash... Leander makes a comeback and Blenheim, the show covers Ihe Gallery level ol Olympia's National Hall. As well as the many Amiga-related companies there. Ihe sponsors are claiming that the 'greatest selection of Amiga products seen will be present under one roof.'
And virtually every new product will be available along with several 'in the works’ utilities and packages.
One ol the key parts ol Ihe show will be an EMAP-run Amiga Clinic, where help and advice will be given regarding all aspects ol the Amiga by those in the know. We expect to see you there between Ihe 28th and 31st.
May the 28th to the 31st sees Ihe spring Computer Shopper Show coming to Olympia. Created by the joint forces of EMAP (the company behind CU) THE SPRING ESP OR WHAT?
In a weird Twilight Zone-style experience, after wrapping up this month’s forward- looking piece on 24-bit graphics, we received some late news from Centaur Software, California.
Centaur are planning to distribute a 24- bit card, the Opal vision for release in May.
The Opalvision's hardware, available in both internal and external versions, will provide broadcast quality 24-bit colour autoconfigured to PAL or NTSC standards.
The units will include a 256-level alpha channel genlock and a framegrabber and will be compatable with RGB or S-VHS formats.
The really weird thing is that, apart from the obligatory paint package, they will be including the world's first 24-bit Amiga game, King ol Karate - spooky, eh?
CAMPAIGN FOR REALTIME In the pipeline at Solid State Leisure are a 24-bit graphics card and an ‘040 combo board. The graphics board, which SSL have been working on for some time now, will have some kind of real-time animation capability. At present, only a limited amount of frames can be displayed using buffering techniques and by chaining framestores together (an expensive business). The key to reducing imaging times on the SSL board may be down to custom chippery.
The '040 board, tentatively named ‘The Big 40', is in the prototype stage at the moment. Features will include a fast SCSII connector on the A2000 version. Cost is likely to be held down. The key to it is a lot of time spent on design. Rather than rush something out just for the sake of being first, we aim to reduce production costs. This saving can then be passed on to the customer’, explained SSL's Mark Tewney.
PACKING 'EM IN Over a year after the last release of Power Packer Professional comes version 4.0. Although not substantially faster over the original 3.0 version (previous versions were shareware) it has been tidied up nicely for Workbench 2 and now includes full Arexx support which could conceivably be quite usetul.
RUMOURMILL The next Amiga release will have sixteen-bit sound support. The Amiga currently uses 8-bit samples, which, while not bad, are unlikely to upset CD manufacturers. A sixteen-bit sample with a 44kHz sample rate would put the Amiga on the same par as even the best CD players.
The evidence behind this rumour is that some sampler software companies have started releasing 16-bit-compatible programs - which can be ol no possible use to the present day Amiga.
Also on the cards lor the next Amiga release will be an enhanced HAM mode. Using twelve bitplanes instead ol six, it will allow a much greater colour resolution without the fringing.
Theoretically, this will mean VGA-style colour resolution (256 colours from a palette ol 16 million) and no nasty colour (ringing. This leaves the way open lor a new HAM mode with the same software trick played on this new resolution, a sort ol HAM sandwich il you like, to give even greater colour resolution.
01 course, all ol these developments are going to mean an even slower operating system.
Perhaps Commodore may take a gamble and go lor RISC. Molorola have gone as far as they ever will with the 68040. So Amiga technology will come to a dead end unless they make the jump to a more modern technology. Hot favourite lor a replacement processor is Motorola's MC88100 RISC processor. This RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Component) has lull 32-bil architecture and perlorms each ol its 51 instructions in one clock cycle - the speed to succeed.
CODE COSMETICS On the shelves when you read this will be Hlsott's Devpack 3. The Devpack series has been leading the way lor some lime now so this release is really jusl to conlirm its dominant position. Version 3.0 has been given a facelift lor the benefit ol Workbench 2 and will also be easier to use thanks to new requesters and a more developed modular approach.
ROM SWAP People buying ROM changers lor their Workbench 2 machines may be disappointed to find that I not all software will still work. Illegal coding, and even some tairly legal coding, may access some ol the DMA chips directly. Since Gary. Agnus and Denise have all changed wilh the Version2.0 release some ol this software may still not work. So, it's still best to check in advance - even with a ROM changer.
TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT.... Gremlin are setfo update an old 84m classic. Return Of The Tiger Is the Amiga sequel to their popular multi-event heat ‘em up, The Way Of The Tiger (AKA TWOTT1), and once again casts the player as a lighting hero who must participate In a number of events. The original Tiger game was seen Irom the conventional slde-on view, with the player using their fists, poles and swords to K0 their opponent.
However, Avenger, the loose sequel to TWOTT, was an arcade adventure played a la Gauntlet. When Gremlin have more news, you’ll he the first to know.
Also on the Gremlin front, rumours reach us that, following their Plan 9 From Outer Space adventure, a second dire movie could be In tine for conversion, although no-one at Gremlin would confirm this. Apparently, there are a number ol oldie tilms that they are looking at, Including The Creature From The Black Lagoon and King Kong, but as of yet there's nothing concrete. Finally, one definite piece ot news Is that Hero Quest and Space Quest are to be followed by another In the series. Nln a flues! Will be based on the mystical orient, with magic and countless devilish demons to fight. As
expected, it will utilise the forced perspective of the first two games, and Is pencilled in for a June release.
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1C TOP JOURNALIST JOINS CU ANIMATE THE EASY WAY Want to get into animation, but can't draw? The Animation Workshop s range of animated brushes could be the answer tor anyone wanting to step into the shoes ol Tobias Richter. The concept is nothing new, with RGB Studios, and their Real Things series, providing ready-to-use brushes and clip art tor a while.
The differences between The Animation Workshop's package and Real Things’ottehngs After months of head hunting and weeks of interviews, CU are pleased to announce the arrival of our new technical Editor, Nick Veitch. The former editor of Amiga Computing knifed his way up the ladder from staff writer in just seven months. After leaving Surrey University, on an engineering degree, Nick worked as a project programmer in Ireland where he created a huge data base for controlling applications for grants. He was also a consultant for the BBC World Service editing Focus On Africa.
First hearing of the Amiga whilst at University, Nick remembers hurtling down to London just to leave saliva stains on shop windows. 'It was amazing, I couldn't believe the power.’ He says ‘It reminded me of how I felt when I first purchased a 1 k ZX80.1 used to think that little computer could rule the universe. I would construct my own RAM packs and gadgets from old television parts. Techie people are basically mad, always wanting more power and never satisfied with what they’ve got. I don't regard myself as a techie genius, just a well informed enthusiast, and that’s what I think CU's
reader's are about.
They want to know how to get the best from their machine, how their computer works and ways they can improve it, even if it’s just to play better games! That’s where I'll come in.’ But there must be a down side for all this enthusiasm. ’Yes,’ says Nick, ‘people yawning at me at parties!’ are that TAW have concentrated on the 'man- made' world, where planes, cars and spaceships rule over sea lile, safari animals and humans. Also at the cost ol just £9.99 per set, RGB Studios should be on their guard.
The animbrushes are true 3D brushes that happily load into Dpaint lll IVand other similar packages. The brushes have been rendered in a 3D modelling package and then saved as IFF format tiles. The first set available features the F- 15 Fighter Plane in a variety ot strategic poses and performing the standard avionic manoeuvres.
By the time you read this you will also be able to get brushes for the Lotus sportscar and the Thunderbirds range ot spacecraft. Although the brushes are copyrighted to TAW. Users can distribute their work containing the brushes it they acknowledge the source ot the brushes as TAW.
The pack contains one disk crammed with various anims, lull documentation, still backgrounds and single frames.
Further information on The Animation Workshop and their products is available trom Goldstar Computers, the exclusive distributors, on 0942 895320.
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With the unexpected collapse of Mirrorsoft, we were left rather in the lurch regarding prizes for the Mirrorsoft CU CDTV Scratchcard competition. However, even though Mirrorsoft are no more, we are ensuring that no-one will come away short-changed. First of all, any of you who won a free game will be receiving your games from Acclaim who snapped up what was left of Mirrorsoft. However, if, due to unfortunate copyright problems, your original choice isn't possible, then alternatives will be made to you. The games are currently being sorted, but please refrain from contacting the CU Amiga
offices regarding prize delivery. In addition, Acclaim cannot start releasing the Amiga titles until a few weeks after you will be reading this, so please allow for a slightly longer wait.
PLUS:I et. [ PLUS: PLUS: ORAN PLUS: IS (fisc 1MB Ai 1MB A Asubo As for anyone who sent a cheque for a discounted game, rest assured your cheques have been rerouted to the CU offices and have consequently been destroyed. In addition, all postal orders are being returned. However, rather than have you missing out totally, Mancunian giants, Ocean, have stepped in with a package of games which you can buy at reduced prices. Ocean are offering the platform antics of Hudson Hawk and Elf, along with the shoot 'em up action of Terminator II and Smash TV, and the japery of The Simpsons and Wild Wheels,
and these are available to you at the reduced price of £12.99 each. Acclaim will be offering further discounts at a later date. Don't worry about your lack of scratchcard for the Ocean titles, though, just send a cheque made payable to OCEAN SOFTWARE, and address it to: OCEAN CU AMIGA DISCOUNT GAMES, 6 CENTRAL STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 5NS Again, please don’t ring the CU offices regarding any problems.
The winners of the CDTVs have been contacted, but owing to the inconvenience caused, we have dug into our pockets and come up with two more CDTVs the winners of which have been selected from the thousands of cheques we have received. The names of these lucky winners will be printed in the next issue, so stay tuned for more details. We apologise for any inconvenience or worry that this affair has caused, but many thanks go to both Acclaim and Ocean for stepping in to help so speedily.
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F.80.Fr N E W S POND LIFE Fans of Millennium's aquatic agent,
James Pond, will be gilled to bits to learn that the
Cambridge-based company are currently preparing the third
game in the series. Running under the title, Splash Cordon:
Pond Coes To The Moon, Pond III will use the plat- form-style
gameplay of the ultra-successful second game, but Millennium
are staying tight-lipped regarding the spy's new abilities:
'let's just say that the Fish Scientists have been very busy',
said Millenium's Ian Saunter enigmatically. Apparently, the
evil Doctor Maybe is planning to monopolise on the Cheese
market and has gone to the moon to stock up, and James must
take the first rocket to thwart his plans. Chris Sorrell is
once again handling the coding duties, and his long-term
partner, Steve Bak, is also busy on a Pond-related game.
Bak's game, James Pond's Underwater Olympics, is a collation of weird sub-aqua sports, such as belly- flopping, high-diving and the like.
Neither game is very advanced at the moment, but are expected to slot into an August September release date.
We'll be fishing about for more news as these two games could be massive
- we can fillet in our water... LEANDER OF THE PACK
Liverpool-based Psygnosis are set to release a sequel to their
popular oriental plattormer, Leander. Reusing the same sprite
as in the first game, Leander II will be a larger game, using
the same puzzle and platform style found in the the original.
Any niggles spotted in the first game will be weeded out, and
there's a possibility of adding even deeper puzzle elements.
The game is only just off the drawing board, but we imagine
that Leander II will hit your screens in time tor next
Christmas.
FILM '92 Continuing their busy release schedule, Core Design are joining forces with Heimdall creators, 8th Day, to produce a sprawling platform game set in a film studio. Core’s Jeremy Smith describes the game as 'a platform game in the style of Prince 01 Persia, but with more adult cartoon graphics and all the pits, puzzles and platforms that you can handle.’ Jerr O’Carroll and partner, Ged Keaveny, have been working on the idea since Heimdallms completed and are currently piecing together the game's levels.
'The scenario is all about a kid who gets lost in a film set exhibition,’ continues Smith, 'The game's central character falls off a tour bus and is lost in the massive building. As he moves around, he wanders into assorted sets, which will be based on, say, Bogart's movies or a sci-fi epic.' Other ideas being tossed between 8th Day and the Derby-based publisher include the ability to walk behind sets to see the flimsy boards held up by struts. 'The potential for such ideas is massive,' Smith enthuses.
It’s very early days for the as-yet-unnamed project, but following this it is believed that the eagerly-awaited Heimdall sequel will be started. Expect an In Dev very soon.
THE TOMATO GAME Coming up with a follow-up to those irascible Lemmings is no easy task, so Psygnosis have bypassed humanoid creatures in favour of fruit (no, they're not veg!) hence The Tomato Game. Starring a prime squishy Tom, the player must guide the little red fruit across a series of danger-tilled levels.
Contact with absolutely anything reduces the little fellow to ketchup immediately, and with only a few lives in tow reaching the end of the game ain’t gonna be easy. There’s very little else to say about this odd little number at present as the game is in a very early stage of development, but expect more news soon.
BY HOOK OR CROOK With Spielburg's update of Peter Pan putting less bums on seats than expected in the States, Ocean's game is starting to resemble a Monkey Island-style affair.
Written in-house at Ocean’s Manchester offices, from what we can see, Hook is an object-related arcade adventure, with the player wandering from screen to screen in search of Peter's kidnapped kids.
With the film boasting a cast list containing the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts and Bob Hoskins, expectations for the game are obviously running high. A release date has yet to be given, but expect it to tie in with the film's April May release date.
SCREEN SCENE Looking rather similar to Silmaril's first entry into the RPG arena, Crystals Of Arborea, Ishar: Legend Of The Fortress is a massive adventure containing all the usual ingredients. As you and your party battle their way through the game’s demonic kingdom, countless Elves, Ores, and other RPG-associated miscreants stumble in your path. Using a simple icon system, the game is set across over 40,000 screens, with four views of each.
Along the way. A number of extra quests will be added to further your rewards. Ishar is scheduled for a May release, so stay tuned.
In between spells on the forthcoming Snooker II, Archer Maclean is currently working on 8- Ball Pool, an adaptation of his existing Snooker code. All of Jimmy White’s Snooker's options will be retained, but the basic game formula will change to incorporate fifteen-ball games and the ability to play with striped, numbered or coloured balls.
According to Archer, one of the hardest problems is getting to striped balls to spins and turn realistically, and this is necessitating a great deal of numeric data during the coding.
Stripy balls permitting. Virgin should have the game ready for an April release.
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Welcome to CU coverdisks 28 and 29, absolutely jampacked with all kinds of hot utilities and fully- playable demos of the hottest games around.
ON YOUR DISKS Once again, CU has two value- packed disks awaiting your attention. The first of these contains fully- playable demos of Gremlin's Harlequin platform romp and Thalamus' Borobodur. Our second disk offers three great utilities designed to make your life easier and save you time, plus a strategy game and our Tune and Picture of the Month winners.
HARLEQUIN Gremlin's check-suited clown hits CU’s coverdisk, with an exclusive level taken from the Screenstar-awarded platformer. The Harlequin has returned from a long journey, only to find his home world desolate with a broken heart. With its resistance lowered, countless evil creatures have sealed off the town’s many chambers and section, leaving deadly guard patrols to keep the unwanted inhabitants at bay. Thus, grabbing your joystick, it is up to you to guide our hero as he runs, jumps, and fire-hearts in his attempt to find the level's exit. In addition, by using the Jack-In-The-Boxes
which are placed in key locations within the level, further additions, such as protective fireworks, or the ability to transform into a fish - will allow you to overcome the many traps and areas that the invaders have sealed off.
The key to completing a level is by triggering a number of switches. These will then open up new areas or create platforms to bridge previously inaccessible areas of the eight-way-scrolling play area. Our demo features the clock tower level, and your aim is to find the exit which could be anywhere in the sprawling area. This level is particularly choc-a-bloc with energy-sapping creatures who are out to stop your plans of liberation, but a quick blast with your heart-shaped weapon or a pressing engagement with your freshly-collected Space Hopper will put paid to their game. For more info,
check out our Harlequin review later in the issue.
BOROBODUR After a few months of inactivity, Thalamus have bounced back with the unusually-titled Borobodur, a multi-stage epic .with platform and driving sections. Our demo will give you a playable taster of what to expect in the final version, and allows you to explore the game's varied stages. Starting in lush jungle, the game takes the form of a platform game within which the player can wander around the detailed scrolling area, killing nasties and jumping from ledge to ledge. The final version of the game will contain a number of puzzles which must be solved before access to the later
stages is granted, and this is complemented by hazardous tasks - such as leaping from ropes to crossing deadly swamps. After a few minutes, the demo will time out and the driving section will load in.
This is quite simply one of the most stunning driving stages you are likely to see, with the road occupying the entire screen. Seated
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dealt with In a flurry of shots.
Within your futuristic vehicle, you are given a set time-limit within which to reach a predetermined target. All manner of delaying hazards attempt to block your path, but your car is armed with a powerful gun to blast a path through. In addition, as speed is built up and the road starts to dip and sway, the higher ridges can be flown over at great speed to save time - but not necessarily your suspension. You are given one crack at this and then the game will time out again. Any further attempts means reloading the disk, but this is due to memory restrictions the disk imposed.
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responsibility tor possible damage caused by viruses which may have escaped our attention.
DISK MASTER Yes, we know this should have been on last month’s disk but because of a last-minute foul up it got left off. Apologies for any confusion, though, and the whippersnapper responsible has been locked away in a darkened room with only a copy of Willy Beamish and a single drive to keep them amused.
Copying individual files and displaying pics whilst sifting through loose disks can be an annoying and time-consuming process - but no longer. Disk Masfersupports two drives and provides virtually every utility a disk user could possibly need. By selecting your required option from the long list in the centre of the screen, files can be copied, displayed, viewed or whatever - all at the click of a mousebutton. The utility can also format disks and allow the user to check for viruses and verify disks with it. Unfortunately, LOADING YOUR DISKS Simply insert the disks into your Amiga's internal
drive and they will boot automatically. On loading, each disk will reveal a menu which details the contents of the disk. Simply press the function key relevant to the package you wish to use and it will load. If it fails to do so, turn the machine off for fifteen seconds before rebooting the disk. In addition, remove any external cartridges, drives and printers if any further problems occur.
Though, our version doesn't allow you to use the print facility.
COVERDISkS The version we have supplied is the most up-to-date version (3.2), and is widely regarded as one of the best disk utilities released - what's more, it's yours free!
TUNE OF THE MONTH This month's tune builds from quiet beginnings into an up-tempo tribute to the likes of Jan Hammer. It comes from Kyrim Verbist, Hull, North Humberside.
SCREEN OF THE MONTH This month's screen has been designed by Jobn Cung of Charlton, London. His superb depiction of a Lamborghini demonstrates that a picture doesn't have to be bursting with colour to have a lot of atmosphere. John's used the high resolution mode to good effect, creating some very smooth lines and fine detail.
POPDIR This nifty little utility displays the contents of any disk or directory at the click of a mouse button. Once loaded, you'll be presented with a small pink and cyan-coloured icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen which can be opened to reveal the full utility.
A list of devices will appear ranging from DFO: to C:, which represents the preset devices from where you can call directory information. By clicking in the small window above, any device or patb name can be entered. Having selected a device, click on DIR and the utility will list the files in that directory. Also, if you click on IRQ Check, PopDIR will check the specified directory for the IRQ virus.
If you want to exit PopDIR temporarily, click the mouse button when the cursor is away from the PopDIR window and it'll revert to its former iconised size. PopDIR is particularly useful when used with Workbench and you are advised to copy it to any disks that you regularly use.
SHOWIZ This fantastic program is a slideshow maker's dream. It offers twenty-three impressive wipes, flips, fades and other effects. To see it in action, Press F6 whereupon it will display several of the pictures from our Great Masters compo.
To use Show zto its fullest, run it from CLI where you can take control of the pictures it displays by creating a script file.
Regular readers will be familiar with scripts from our startup-sequence articles, but if you're not familiar with script files, it's a series of commands entered on a text editor or word processor, and saved as a standard text file. This file can then be called from CLI where the commands are executed in order.
SHOWIZ PARAMETERS: Showiz offers two optional parameters when displaying a picture: time and mode. Time is given in seconds and represents the length that a picture is displayed before the screen clears. The time command is preceded by a plus (+) character, so to tell Showiz to display a picture for thirteen seconds type +13.
The mode parameter allows you to specify how a picture will be brought on to the screen. The mode command consists of a single letter and is preceded by a hyphen (-).
Thus, the following command '-T tells Showiz to display a screen from left to right. Every letter of the alphabet except 'n', 'y' and ‘z’ can be used to create different effects. For a complete list, read the documents supplied with the program.
Loading a screen is simplicity itself, and a command you could use may be: SYS SHOWIZ +5 -f SYS EL.GRECO. This will load Sbow zfrom the sys directory and tells it that the following screen is to be displayed for five seconds. The screen will be displayed using mode T (fade in from black), and the screen to be loaded is called EL.GRECO and can be found in the sys directory.
If several screens are to be loaded, you can either replace the specific file name of your picture with the name ot your pictures directory (in which case Staw zwill simply load every picture in that directory) or use an abbreviated command syntax - ie: SHOWIZ +5 -g picturel +3 picture2 -f picture3 +10 -x picture4. You'll notice that the actual Showiz command is only called once, and that the optional parameters do not have to be changed whenever one of the screens (picturel to picture4) is loaded.
You'll find complete documents telling you how to use this excellent program on the coverdisk.
MINECLEARER Here's a simple but addictive strategy game for anyone who likes to exercise their mind as well as their trigger linger. Minedearer casts you as a captain on a minesweeper trying to navigate safe passage through mine-filled waters. Unfortunately, your radar is acting up and can't locate the mines - unless you are right next to one, that is!
The game is played on a chequered board, and each of the squares represents the possible location of a mine. The total number of mines to be found is indicated under ‘Mines left', along with a mission timer.
If you click on any square using the left mouse button, one of three things may happen: you hit a mine and blow up - effectively, 'Game Over'; you land on a safe square, whereupon the adjacent squares will reveal their contents; or you select a square which is adjacent to one or more mines, in which case the number of mines will be shown by a single digit.
The key to locating the mines is to use the information regarding adjacent mines. When you think you know where a mine is, use the right mouse button to place a marker. When all of the squares have been cleared or marked, your mission is complete.
Minedearer has three difficulty levels, and the number of mines and boardsize can also be customised. Further documentation is on the disk and accessed via Print Studio.
PRINT STUDIO Print Studio is a fantastic multi-purpose printing program which can handle graphics and text with ease, making it the essential accessory for your printer. When the program has loaded, you'll be presented with the main window which contains eight options: Grey, Brown, ILBM, Screen, Text, Preferences, About and Iconify.
The two most important options are ILBM, which allows you to print whole or partial screens, and Text which allows you to do the same with any text files. When you first select ILBM, a file requester will appear allowing you to load any screen ready for printing. Click 'Load' to read it from the disk.
GRAPHICS: Once the screen has loaded, you'll find yourself at the ILBM-Print menu from where the various printing and palette options can be selected. If you click on 'Whole Picture’, followed by 'Print', the currently displayed screen will be printed in its entirety. However, if you choose 'Select Part' you'll be taken to another menu.
When printing part of an IFF screen, you must specify a rectangle containing the area to be printed. To do this, select 'Set Edge’ and the menu will disappear, to be replaced by a bright orange cursor. Move the cursor to a corner of the rectangle you want to define and click the left mouse button once. If you now move the mouse, you'll notice a rectan- glel appear which grows as the mouse is moved. Once the rectangle encompasses the area you want to print, press the left button and the rectangle will be fixed, and you’ll be returned to the menu.
You'll notice a cluster of eight arrows surrounding a plus (+) or minus (-) symbol which can be used to resize the newly- defined rectangle. For more precise control, though, you can type in the exact size and position of the rectangle in the windows labelled 'Pos' and ‘Size Once you've defined the area to be printed, select 'OK' to return to the previous menu, where clicking on ‘Print’ will output your image to the printer. Once you've finished, click on 'Return' to go back to the main menu.
PREFERENCES: If the program is not already configured for use, you can reconfigure it using the' Preferences' option, or you can load the whole program via your Workbench where it will automatically use the preferences already specified.
TEXT: Print Studio's second main feature, is its text printing options which are accessed by selecting 'Text' from the main menu. Yet again, you'll be given the chance to load a file for printing before continuing. Select 'Whole Text' and ‘Print’ to output the entire file to the printer, alternately choose 'Select Block' to outline a particular part to be printed. Using this option, you can indicate the start and end lines of any text to be printed. The simplest way to do this is to type in the beginning and end line numbers in the two windows labelled 'Beg' and 'End'. Once you've done that,
click 'OK' to return to the previous menu, followed by 'Print' to output the text to your printer.
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This unique CU Amiga guide to DTP will give you the background information you need to succeed... ling 1 SO WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
In the beginning theie was the word. But the
v. ufd wasn't very convenient - not unless it was written down,
anyway. Thus. Moses trod up the mountain and verily while he
was up there did he create something special. Using the only
widely available lap-top (a stone tablet' and an early version
of Ventura Puoiisner(a chisel) he produced possibly the first
limited edition special interest fieesheet.
You see. Desk-Top Publishing (or DTP as the Three Letter Acronymists like to call it) has been around for ages Publishing, according to the dictionary is ‘the act of giving out copies of a book. Etc. to the public'.
Presumably, then. Desk-Top Publishing is the act ol distributing written material from your desk-top. This adds a slant: sending Christmas cards or party invitations is DeskTop Publishing - in fact, anything that starts on your desk and ends up on someore else's is Desk-Top Publishing The only hardware requirement is a desk.
2 WHY BOTHER WITH COMPUTERS THEN?
For one tiling, it takes ages to write out something the length of this article by hand.
Even the slowest computer and printer combination could beat any human for sheer speed. You could make a stencil and hand ink each copy, and that would probably be quicker than most home printers, but then we come to the second reason why computers are belter suited to this task - accuracy. It you were to print out a file via a computer t is going to look the same every time you print it out This proficiency doesn't stop at simple reproductive accuracy - you could always draw something and use a photocopier, but PROFESSIONAL DRAW 2.0 Possibly the most widely-used structured art package on
the Amiga is Professional Draw. Original versions were quite slow, but version 2.0 achieved a several hundred percent speed-up. All the basic tools for charting and drawing are provided, with the added bonus that you can scale the screen to any size to check the integrity of your lines at any size.
Excellent blending and fill modes enable you to construct seemingly complicated shading effects at the click of the mouse. As well as creating lines, polygons and fills. Prodraw can use Compugraphic fonts like those supplied with Propage. The type can even be converted to structured format so that you can perform all sorts of dangerous effects on it.
You can rest assured that the ap«e ART DEPARTMENT if you're dealing with a lot of alien files from less polite machines, such as the Mac or IBM, you’re in for some serious hassle. Unless you have Art Department Professional from ASDG that is. With Arexx support and a profusion of different loaders for the gaggle of graphics formats, this is an excellent package for those dealing with artwork on a regular basis.
Not only does ADPro load and save a great many MSDOS and Mac formats, but it can also convert Amiga files to different internal resolutions and display modes.
Arexx support means that you can set up a batch of files to be done in one go - 'the sausage machine effect.'
The latest version (2.0J features industry-standard JPEG compression utilities that will compact Images 80 times more efficiently than an IFF with a barely perceptible loss of integrity. The supplied 2.0 Version will automatically update existing loaders and savers. New support is also provided for a host of 24-bit graphics cards. Look out for a full review next issue.
You still wouldn’t achieve the digital precision behind every dot that a computer does. Okay, so there's the speed and accuracy, but we're not done yet. Even it you could fit an old hot metal press on your desk (not to mention all the blokes in flat caps and their official union representatives) and were happy with the setup time, there is still one important factor for using a computer.
Imagine the scene: it’s the old days when the world was black and white and newspapers still lived in Fleet Street. Through the sepia-tinged darkness, a young hack rushes to the printing room. Pausing only to remove his official press hat he bursts in and cries: 'Hold the front page!’. Then comes the reply from the floor: 'Oh bugger.’ It's not only a matter of how long it takes to set up something to be printed, it also comes down to how long it takes to change things. A computer can load text changes hundreds of times faster than an experienced typographer could set them - even assuming it
took him no time at all to find them.
The Amiga: It's fast and accurate, it's incredibly flexible and it’s your plastic pal who’s fun to be with. So what does being an incredible DTP system entail then?
3 THE WORD Usually, the reasoning behind any piece of publishing is to inform and entertain. This mission can be achieved by any number of means, but the majority involve words, and it is only natural we should start our journey into the arcane world of publishing with them. People vaguely familiar with the Amiga will have come across fonts, and you may have experimented with different styles using an art package, such as Dpaint. The choice of fonts is probably the most important decision you can make for your document. The style of the font should suit the words you are trying to
communicate - it would be a bit bizarre choosing a decorative font like the Workbench’s sapphire for the main text in an article like this.
In DTP, fonts can be divided into two types: bitmap and structured.
A bitmap font is the one you are most familiar with. All of the fonts supplied with WB1.3 and some of those with WB2 are bitmap fonts. Essentially, this means that each character is made up of pixels arranged on a grid. The computer just looks up the pattern and dumps it to the video chip.
Bitmap fonts are good, but if you've ever tried enlarging some bitmap text in Dpainl you'll soon see that you get a severe case of the jaggies - the rectangles that make up the characters are enlarged and they get further away from approximating a continuous line. Even at relatively small sizes the fonts which look okay on the screen will appear too blocky on a printed page.
4 DOING IT TO SCALE Why doesn’t your handwriting look blocky?
Because you are really drawing it. You aren't looking up a table and spotting the page in some pointillistic ritual, but drawing lines and curves. So, that's what the computer does too.
Postscript fonts are basically drawings.
They are not completed pictures, but instructions on how to draw the characters. In this way, the actual physical limits of resolution are set not by the computer but by the final output device (of which, more later). The beauty of this system is that the fonts are size independent. The output can be one inch or a mile high and it will still be as geometrically perfect as-the day it was draughted.
That doesn't mean that DTP systems only use scalable fonts. You can use bitmap fonts up to output stage, but even on a very primitive dot-matrix printer you will notice the difference. However, since the screen is a bitmapped display the DTP system will have to make bitmap equivalents of the fonts.
Most systems do this automatically. Since postscript fonts are a world-wide standard there are more available than you'll ever need. It shouldn’t be too hard finding one to fit your needs.
5 EASY ARTWORK Words are one thing, but if your document consists of just text, half your readers would be asleep before they got past the first page.
The words may keep your brain active but your eyes will soon tire, and the panacea for the problem is art.
Artwork makes (or should make) a page interesting enough to look at even if the subject matter is dull. Einstein would have had more luck if he’d published his relativity theory as a comic. There is a problem, though.
Say you have a nice picture of something sist, tion tags eac ier pac styl- mu« pag sh De lea* car dirr rati- stre USL bee wrc an spc anc is s dieMrifsait sexy like a Kawasaki Gpz550: how do you incorporate that into your DTP document?
Well, you could digitise it or scan it into the Amiga, but that would involve a loss ot resolution and colour information.
Most of the pictures you see in magazines are scanned, but at the stage where the computer files are printed out onto film at the output bureau. Since the scanner at the bureau works at the resolution of the film (around 1200dpi) there’s not much difference between the quality and that of your average print processed at the local chemist. If you are only going to be printing out on your home laser or dot-matrix then the quality of a hand-scanner will probably be good enough.
Fortunately for computing types, artwork is easily available. Most people have a copy of Dpaint (Which was bundled with their Amiga) to draw their own and it all comes in a nice easy-to-use format: computer files.
6 ALTERED IMAGES Unfortunately, it rarely happens that a picture arrives tailor-made for DTP, and normally there's a lesser or greater degree of fiddling to be done. You may have to adjust the colour balance or the contrast or the brightness. Things can get more complicated, though - perhaps the picture is out of aspect
- squashed either horizontally or vertically as well as being
completely in shades of green when you want grey. It can get a
little tricky loading the picture into Dpaint and fiddling with
the palette, but the likes of Pixmate and The Art Department
can be of use.
Of course, just as you can use these packages to save artwork, you can use them to muck it up too. You could take a nice colour picture of the Prime Minister and convert it to greyshades - that’s not a particularly good example, though. Or you can artificially blur pictures, convert them to line art, posterise them (the effect Andy Warhol was famous for) or generally mutilate them.
7 STRUCTURED ART In the same way that there are structured fonts, you can also get structured art. This is approached in exactly the same way, and instead of the image being stored as a large look-up table of colours it is stored as a sequential list of drawing instructions.
Once again, as these files are instructions rather than images they have no specific resolution, you can print them at any size using the highest resolution of your output device.
The same is almost true of colour resolution, depending on which package you use.
Although structured art is obviously a lot more accurate for output, it is not very good when it comes to interpreting real-life. Just as ten different artists would produce ten very individual paintings of an object - drawing reality is down to interpretation. Also, real-life has a very nasty habit of being inconsistent. There are very few solid colours in nature, and most surfaces reflect a kind of porridge of different colours around one base. Since each of these colours would have to be a separately drawn element in the picture, a highly accurate rendition would be unfeasible.
Paradoxically, the greater the accuracy with which a structured art program tried to interpret a bitmap, the more of the bitmaps faults are going to be emulated.
Structured art is most useful for charts, diagrams and illustration where realistic accuracy is not required.
8 FORMAT FOOLISHNESS Nobody's perfect. Some intellectually challenged people own Macs or IBMs in preference to the Amiga. Sad as this may be, it does leave the more discerning DTP user with a bit of a problem. Artwork may come across on different formats, and even if you transfer this artwork from another computer, the files themselves are organised in a different way: PCX,IMG,TIFF,TIF and GIF, for instance.
This can be very annoying as there are many fine examples of PD clip-art for these machines, but you can't use them in their raw form. There are several programs that will transfer these dodgy formats across. The Art Department has loaders for many of the formats and Soft-Logik's Pagestream DTP system will load in some of the multitude of foreign formats.
Step 1 Before you start, there are a few decisions to be made. If you are producing a regular news sheet, there must be consistency between one edition and the next. This will involve using the same margins around the page, the same same column widths, the same gutter (the space that goes between the columns) and most DTP systems will allow you to set up these bare bones of a page and save it as a template.
Each subsequent page can then be constructed from these pages.
Step 2 The same thing applies to copy. Although not all the text in your document is going to be the same size, or even the same typeface, they do form 'groups.' All the body text (the bulk of the type that appears in columns), for example, must be the same from page to page and from issue to issue. You can even have a conThe ABC off
A) Actually Doing It step-by-step: we follow the process of
making a page sistent style in headline, subheads and cap
tions. The way to do this is to define style tags. There
should be several available for each document. This makes
things a lot easier when you import the text into your DTP
package in the first place. Simply apply the style tag and you
can immediately tell how much room the text is going to take
up on the page.
The standoff to the same size as the gutter width to give a uniform margin.
Step 3 Decide where your pictures are to go and leave some space aside by creating a box. It can save a lot of time if you make sure the dimensions of the box are roughly in the right ratio for the picture. Although it is possible to stretch pictures to fit a particular box it is not usually advisable over certain limits. It soon becomes apparent that there is something wrong, particularly if the graphic image is of an everyday object.
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Icon- step 4 When the box is in place, set the runaround option and the text will automatically be pushed out of that area. The ‘stand-off distance, the hough joing me the nust be m icon- amount of space to be left between the edge of the box and the text, can be set manually. If the box is set against a gutter, it can be useful to set step 5 Precise alignment is important when it comes to things like dropcaps. If the large letter doesn’t line up top and bottom with the body text there can be some unsightly gaps. The human eye is subconsciously very adept at spotting things which are even
minutely out of place - think of all the arguments over whether a picture hanging on the wall is straight or not. DTP packages don’t come with spirit levels but the grid is the next best thing. Alignment tools will also place boxes (though not necessarily their contents) in the same horizontal or vertical axis.
Step 6 Care must be taken when outputting your final piece of work. Even when using a dotmatrix printer it is worthwhile checking that everything is set up correctly - it can take a very long time to print out a single page - so make sure that the page dimensions are correct and that the density settings are okay for the printer you are using. If you are printing to disk for later output by a bureau or printer on another system, checking the setup is even more important. When producing films for colour work it is essential to include crop marks, otherwise it will be very difficult to line
up the film when it comes to printing.
Step 7 For an alternative to more traditional straight horizontals you might like to try putting headlines vertically instead of horizontally.
Headlines can be as much a graphic feature of a piece of work as pictures, so it is worthwhile spending time to make them visually interesting as well as informative. This example is quite simple to do. The text has been reversed out (white text with a black background) and then rotated through 270 degrees. It is still eminently legible, but don't try setting all your text like this.
Step 8 Continuing the theme of diverse ways of approaching your subject, how about this?
The layout is basically a vehicle for conveying information to the reader, but we’d all much rather travel in style. Think about the message you are trying to get across. There are as many ways of designing a page as there are ways of writing the text, but not all of them will be appropriate. Presumably the writer has done his bit with investing the text with some sort of style, the designer should do the same. Look, leam and practise.
SCAN THE MAN A scanner is an optomechanical device which usually connects to the serial port of your Amiga. A scanning head will traverse your image and transmit it to the host machine where the data will be rendered as a bitmap.
Scanners, like everything in this feature so far, can be divided into two areas. First, there are flatbed scanners. Silica Shop have the excellent JX-100. This little A6-sized unit is very convenient for scanning in colour prints, such as those you would get back from the chemists.
Most scanners support a range of resolutions. The JX-100 goes up to 200 dpi in full 18-bit colour. But if your output device is only 150, you'll still be okay. With most scanners, though, you can choose lower resolutions or less colours to save memory.
Usually cheaper, and with lower specifications, a hand scanner eliminates ail the wiring and motors required to traverse the head over the image by operating on hand power. Small wheels next to the scanning head monitor the speed at «r r ou are setting forth intganoty&jplace; another time, another world,"said i Y'Treguard, ‘The ‘Dungeon dKsfer.fAtMM'at makes you thin ft hat you four mere I mortals will succeed in the QtiM when so many others have failed?"
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B) Getting started Doing it yourself: the golden rules of
successful design FIRST OF ALL REMEMBER... Design is hard -
really hard. At least, that's what designers would have you
believe. But is it really? Well, at the risk of sounding a bit
like a liberal democrat, yes and no.
Essentially, DTP design is like any art form. To be really good at it requires some kind of tal- surrounded by it in our everyday lives: posters, advertising, newspapers, signs, carrier bags, letterheads, and logos.
Just as you pick up an accent from those around you, so some sense of style and layout will permeate from your surroundings. This can be demonstrated by the differences in design around the world.
The first golden rule of design is that there are no golden rules. There is no leather-bound tome to tell you exactly how to do things. There are guidelines, but they are just that - for the guidance of the wise and the obedience of the foolish.
Generally speaking, straight lines are good. If you have several objects at the bottom of a page, for example, it is a good idea to have them all starting from a common vertical base. Almost all DTP packages have tools which will line things up nice and neat. Even a truly talentless person can manage a reasonable looking layout just by practise and mastering the basic conventions - a mechanical layout, but a passable one, nevertheless.
Rule 1 If you’ve ever read a bike guide, then this style should be immediately recognisable (below left). Most of these magazines started out as small hobbyist mags in someone's back bedroom and a lot of them have stayed there.
This doesn't mean they aren't well produced; but they nurture a . Cult image and they do it very well. This is reflected in the design by the attention to text. It fills every crevice and corner.
Even though picture quality is generally good, the images themselves don’t often form a central element of design but are used here and there to break up large pieces of text.
Rule 2 Towards the other end of the spectrum are the 'overproduced' glossy populist magazines. Cover design like this (be ow) can be quite tricky, but the idea is to visually interest and attract the passing reader. Unfortunately, it is possible to overdo it a bit and put them off.
On a cover like this, there are lots of elements competing for attention but they are all fairly well-behaved. This is partly achieved by regulating the strips down the right-hand side and across the top. Also, although the pictures on the cover will be colourful, the non-picture elements all follow a uniform. In this case Process Red with the occasional spot of.Process Yellow text.
Rule 3 BEER IS BETTER FOR YOU!!
The tabloid newspaper is easier to deal with than a magazine cover. Usually, although there may be more than one story on the cover, there is always a leading story which takes prime position with 72 point text. The masthead is a dominant feature but it isn’t unnecessarily over-complicated - this is quite important, you want people to know what they have picked up but there is no need to ram it down their throats.
Many enthusiasts try to recreate tabloids on home DTP systems and fail miserably. Part of the reason is because they try to recreate it exactly, but in A4 format. You will never get the same number of columns on A4 looking like they do in a tabloid. If you want to do a newsletter in this way, emulate the style don’t try to duplicate it.
C) The final touches You’ll need all of these hints and tips to
add colour and ouput your pages.
1 IN GENERAL The words and pictures on a page are merely colours. Apart from the actual images and the words themselves, the whole forms a picture. Like a blur from a distance, the elements flow into one another. Even while you are concentrating on one particular element on the page, the background flavour of the design creeps in like a subliminal message.
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BITMAP - a graphic image or font which is constructed using a stream ot raw data. Each pixel is represented by a binary number.
BLEEO - A design element where an object is placed so that some ot it extends beyond the physical limits of the output page. This is done usually to protect against inaccurate cropping ot the output page.
CHROMAIIN - a laminated colour proof produced Irom film.
CROP MARKS - lines or crosshairs printed outside the physical dimensions ot the final page. These are used to help align films and aid trimming down the output.
DPI - Dots Per Inch. The resolution at which a bitmap is created or printed.
EPS - Encapsulated Postscript. This is a standard way ot packaging up your Postscript output so that it can be imported into another EPS-compatible system.
FONT-See Typetace.
GUTTER - The gap between two adjacent columns.
KEYLINE - Also known as a rule, this is a line used either horizontally or vertically to separate unconnected items on the page.
LEADING - The amount ot space left between successive lines of text.
POINT - The unit of measurement ot a typetace. There are 72 points in an inch. Note that when referring to fonts, this is the font height, not the height ot the individual characters RUNAROUND - An option available whereby text will not overlap an object, but stand oil by a regular margin.
SCREEN ANGLE - When output to films, this is the angle at which lines of dots are printed. The actual angle is only critical when printing for colour.
TRACKING - The amount of horizontal space left between characters.
TYPEFACe - A set of characters of a particular style. The term can also be extended to 'family' ot typefaces such as Garamond, Garamond Oblique, etc. 2 ANY COLOUR SO LONG AS... So how do we go about getting colour on the page? Well, at the most primitive level you could just set up a document in black and white on the DTP system as usual and print it on coloured paper. Anybody can do this, even with the cheapest of 9-pin dot-matrix printers. This can be quite a nice effect for flyers and posters but you’re still limited to two colours: black and the colour of the paper.
To use the DTP system to print out more than just black, you must specify a colour.
Most DTP systems will have a requester which will pop up with a familiar RGB slide bar. By sliding the bars up and down you can create any colour you like.
From this information the DTP system will produce two separate outputs for the page: one for black and one tor the additional colour (known as a spot colour). Obviously, this is going to be an expensive business after a while - especially if you are thinking of reproducing pictures with thousands of colours in them.
How do all those different coloured inks fit in a dot-matrix machine anyway? Because this isn’t the way that the DTP system actually works. When it comes to printing anything on a desk-top colour dot-matrix machine there are four component colours used: cyan, yellow, magenta and black.
Unlike a TV screen or monitor, a piece of paper doesn't transmit light - it reflects it. The primary colours of light are red. Green and blue so why doesn't it work on paper? As you will have noticed when you are adjusting a colour palette for Workbench or any other application, by mixing red and a little bit of green you get orange. Try doing this with paint or felt tips and it doesn't work.
This is because when light is being transmitted, mixing colours is an additive process.
So noticeable as colour. And colour has an important organisational task to play, too. It can separate unconnected items, draw attention to important elements, and provide visual interest. A hierarchy of colour can be established to indicate priority or link items together.
In the same way as a style is associ- or captions, a colour ated with sub-headings can be. Too.
When light is reflected off a surface certain • components of that light are absorbed - the 'colour' we see is the light that has been reflected, so the process is known as subtractive.
3 THE IMPORTANCE OF BLACK As you need to adjust the 'brightness' of a colour, there is a fourth ink requirement - black. Also, it isn't possible to make a 'good' black by combining the three primary colours.
In tact, there is a mechanical difficulty In printing too much of all these as the paper won't be able to absorb so much ink. For this reason black is used as a separate colour and as part of any colours which appear very dark.
Because of this technique (known as Grey Component Replacement or GCR) the interactions between the process colours can be quite complex. Although many DTP systems will allow you to specify a colour in terms of cyan, yellow, magenta and black it is probably safest to use the familiar RGB sliders and let the computer interpret them unless you really know what you are doing.
4 SPECTRUM BREAKDOWN Some of you may have realised that there are colours that you can't achieve using the CYMK ot RGB values. Metallic and fluorescent colours are notable exceptions, so how come we occasionally see them used in magazines like Rolling Stone?
Remember back at the beginning we were talking about spot colour and how the printer makes up an ink to the colour required? In the case of a five-colour job the fifth colour is applied as an extra spot colour. An extra film is produced and, at the prtnters, this goes under an extra drum. You don't necessarily need a bizarre colour request to opt for a five- colour process. You may just want one of your colours to appear more solid on the page (remember that in the CMYK process the colours are made up of patterns of dots - this never achieves quite the same effect as a solid block of ink).
Obviously, this extra colour is difficult to obtain on a home system where metallic gold rtbbons aren't readily available - but generally you are better off without them.
5 DOT-BY-DOT If you look really closely at a colour picture in a magazine you will see that it is made up using dots of the colours we have been discussing. Unless something has gone horribly wrong, the dots should all be separately distinct - they don’t sit on top of each other but are arranged in patterns.
6 OUT PUT OR PUT OUT?
The output stage is the bottleneck. All your effort on design, your retouched graphics, and your delicate hand kerning will all come to nowt if you don't have a method for out- putting your material.
Once again, you should consider your audience. How necessary is it for your output to be in colour? Would it be more useful to have more colours or a greater output resolution? Are they expecting high-quality paper or will any recycled stuff do?
7 GETTING THE RESOLUTION RIGHT Starting at home, the humble 9-pin dot matrix black and white printer can turn into a fairly impressive beast when linked to a decent DTP package. Typical resolutions are around 150x75 dots per inch, giving a reasonable standard for flyers or small posters.
Ratio is pixel is ! Physiol the |e. These You can also use these for colour output, when used with a four-colour ribbon. This means that it takes slightly less than four times as long to print out, since the printer only has one printhead and must make four passes, once with each pari of the ribbon. It also reduces the resolution slightly, because the colours have to be offset slightly, A 24-pin printer is a bit of a step up. They are usually slower but can give very high apparent resolutions - almost to the standard of a laser printer.
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objects, especially curves, a fuzzy outline.
Colour inkjets are probably the best solution for obtaining a decent quality colour output at a reasonable price. Dot matrix printers are okay when new, but after ten or so complex and colourful print-outs, the ribbon will begin to fade and impurities will have been transferred from one colour to the other by the roving print head. Because the ink from an inkjet is effectively mixed in flight there is no chance of colours from different drums getting mixed.
8 EAT LASER DEATH Laser printers are the next step up. Although their resolution of 300x300dpi is slightly less than the best inkjets, they give a reliably uniform image time after time.
The trouble with laser printers is, because of the mechanical process by which they transfer the data to the page, they must hold an entire page -worth of information in their on-board memory before printing it out. A few calculations will tell you that a full A4 page at 300dpi will occupy around 1 Mb uncompressed.
9 IT'S IN THE POST(SCRIPT) The next step is to get a Postscript-compatible printer. These offer a higher resolution than a standard laser, but have the advantage of supporting the Postscript language.
This results in shorter transmission times, lower memory requirements, and greater accuracy. Postscript is the output equivalent of structured art of the output stage, and there are no large tables of data (unless bitmap graphics are part of the final page), only drawing instructions.
If you want colour Postscript output you'll probably lean towards a thermal transfer printer. This works by heating up a sort of waxy film which sticks to the paper, giving an impression of the colour rather than an accurate representation. Unlike dot matrix printers, they are particularly good at rendering subtly changing shades, but are hopeless with large blocks of solid colour.
It's possible to get a colour laser printer but, unless you have secretly stolen ail the money from a large pension fund, you probably won’t be able to afford one.
LO USING A PRINTSHOP There is another alternative: why spend lots of money and incur all that hassle setting things up when you could get someone else to do it?Most high street printshops have facilities for outputting your files if you have output them to disk as postscript. Some will even do a nice A3 colour job at a very reasonable rate (around £25).
If you want to have your work printed from films, you'll need to output them to film first.
Most output bureaux can make films from your Postscript files, and the trick is to convert the files into a format their equipment can understand. The easiest way to do this is to get hold of a program like Dos2Dos from Central Coast or the Public Domain program, Messy Sid. This enables you to format and use 760k MSDOS format disks. If the output bureau is using a Mac-based system you may experience some difficulty, though.
A Mac fitted with a high density drive can read and write MSDOS format 3.5 inch disks using the machine's Apple File Exchange software. Unfortunately, the translation routines are set up for creating Mac files from MSDos files, not Amiga ones. The second difficulty arises from the Mac being completely application-based. This means that you have to have a file that can be loaded by a Mac application.
A plain Postscript file isn’t the same as an application document, but luckily there are a few font downloading utilities which will send postscript files to a printing device.
The other alternative is to create postscript output that can be imported into a Mac application. There is a standard for this, it's called Encapsulated Postscript - well, it’s supposed to be a standard, but some Mac applications, notably QuarkXPress, won't necessarily recognise EPS files created on the Amiga. The best solution is to find an output bureau that uses Amigas, but our extensive research has only turned up one.
1 1 DEALING WITH PRINTERS Once you have the films you are ready to talk to the printers. If you don't plan to launch a nationwide newsstand magazine then you'll probably be talking to a local sheet-fed operation. Here, they will print any number, size and colours. Another important consideration may be the paper you want your work printed on. Your printer will be able to advise you.
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with the Amiga. Project Zool is nearing its seventh month in development and currently resides in Gremlin’s Sheffield base with its creator George Allen and Ade Carrs. Despite any similarities to Sonic, though, George is adamant that they weren't intentional. 'It was bound to be compared,' he concedes, ‘but the only idea that I 'borrowed' was the speed element. But that said. I've always felt speed was important in a platform game so this is just the next step I wanted to take. If anything, Robocod is the only game we’ve looked at in any detail.'
Originally called Pootz, George started tinkering with the idea as he completed work on Switchblade II, and his first task was to incorporate the fast scrolling the game would need before the idea became viable. The screen scrolls in the usual eight directions,' he explains, ‘and even though I’ve extended the screen borders to make use of more of the screen, I've still managed to keep it running within a frame.’ Normally, though, this would result in a fast game lacking anything to kill - is this the case? 'No, I was criticised for the lack of nasties in Switchblade II, so I’ve made sure
that there is plenty to kill this time. They don't all appear at once as this would mean that I would have to Split into six worlds, Zool is made up of eighteen platform-laden stages, within which all manner of weird and wonderful creatures await your destructive capabilities. 'So far, we've come up with four worlds,' offers graphic artist, Ade. ‘We've got a Sweet World, which is inhabited by Liquorice Allsorts, and other deadly stuff, and we've also put in a Tool World, with hammers and stuff moving around.’ So do the backdrops keep in with these themes as well as the sprites? ‘Yeah,1 he
continues.
'One idea I’m working on Is a Music world, where part of the ground is made up of piano keys. Then, when the Zool sprite runs across these, they'll play the scales or a note at a time. It'll be hard to do, but worth it.’ Zools many sprites follow set patterns within the landscape, and all prove hazardous to the black- clad hero's health. Starting with three lives and three bars of energy for each, Zool's only goal in life is to locate and escape via the exit at the end of each level. However, with each level spanning roughly 10x10 screens, and some areas rendered relatively inaccessible
thanks to spiked walls, collapsing .
Comparisons to Sonic aro Inevitable as the Zool sprite runs, spins and slides. But Gremlin’s black-clad hero is tar more adaptable than Sega's blue mammal and can shoot, climb walls and, bullets permitting, blow the nasties away.
SONICS Sound-wise, Zool is currently a silent affair, but George will be handling the effects himself. ‘All the usual beeps, twangs and whizzes will be there,' he says, ‘and there'll also be a tune which the player can have running instead of the effects.' The sound is likely to be handed to Gremlin freelancer, Barry Leitch, whose career can be dated back to a dire version of The Chicken the last jefore reen fis.' He make itill man- frame.'
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'Although the player's main task is to find the exit,’ George explains, ‘there's a lot that they can collect en-route. The Zool sprite can run, jump, spin, pull off a sliding tackle and shoot, and killing an enemy with a tackle, shot or spin will often release a flood of bonuses. Also, certain areas have walls which can be shot away to reveal the goodies inside.'
Goodies which, among others, include extra weapons and massive Polos which earn the collector a whopping 10,000 points each. ‘Initially, the way the levels are laid out will let the player familiarise themselves with the controls', he continues, 'but there will be some really nasty tricks and mazes on the later stages.'
IjitUiH Zoo!s innards are being pieced together using Realtime's ever- popular Snasm system, with the actual code being pieced together on George's PC. In addition, from this workstation, George can also piece together the aforementioned maps with his home- written editor. 'It’s a real godsend,' he admits as he pieces blocks of Ade's Dpaint backdrop graphics together.
'When I was working on Venus I put all the levels together as I needed them. It was a real nightmare and before I even started work on Switchblade II, I wrote this first.' All of Ade's graphics are created on Dpaint, and he is working from the Amiga's 16-colour palette. ‘There are sixteen colours for the sprites plus another sixteen for the backgrounds,' he elaborates, ‘but most of my work has gone into perfecting the actual Zool sprite and getting it to move properly has taken over sixty frames. I think that little touches make a great difference in a game like this, though - hence the
piano idea - so we also have him wobbling around if he gets too close to the edge of a platform.'
As can be expected, all this action finally pits the Extra-Terrestrial Ninja against a 'Boss' creature at the end of each world. ‘We’ve only got one Boss ZOOL LIKE THIS! As well as his acrobatic abilities and whatever weaponry comes to hand. Zool can also collect magic potions to make his task easier. Smart Bombs are pretty self-explanatory and kill everything on screen, but other more useful ideas include High Jump spells. Split spells which create a clone of the Zool sprite to double you effectiveness, and Invincibility potions tor temporary Invulnerability. At the moment, these are accessed
via the space bar, which causes Zool to lob them into the air with flourish betore they have their desired effect. 'This is where the punle element comes in,'says George.‘For instance, it Zool gets caught in one ol the . , , deeper chasms and the walls are covered In spikes lo stop him Irom - ... .
Climbing out. Then a High Jump spell could be his only help. However, we don't want to play unfairly, so there will be other ways out.'
Tinues. 'We've got the speed in, and managed to keep the sprite central even when the screen is moving fast, so all that's really left to do is general tweaking and the other levels added in.'
Which leads us back rather nicely to that useful map editor utility... up and running at the moment,’ says George,' but basically they are going to be massive and will spray the screen with smaller nasties and objects.’ Will there be a rush to cram all the remaining ideas in before the game's Summer release, though? 'No, not really,’ he cona V 4 '} A ) •) * p ttf % $ e
J) Ji )j The sprites are being prepared using Dpaint and Zool
himself clocks up over sixty frames of animation. The larger
end-of-level Bosses will also be grand affairs, dropping
weaponry and nasties as they dash about the screen.
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GAMES Screen Scene reviews are timed to coincide with the release dates ot the games themselves, so you won't find any out-ot-date reviews here, only up-to-the-minute information.
HOW WE SCORE GAMES SOUND Four channol sampled Stereo rock or a Stock. Artken and Watorman drum track? The higher the rating the higher you run the volume.
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Out animation, style, design and the way the visuals fit in. So it doesn’t have to be the prettiest game in the world to score high here.
PLAYABILITY This rating Ms you Mo how easy it is to get into a game, and once you start playing whether it s addictive or uninteresting dross.
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FLEXIBILITY Is it compatible with other items - and how many different functions does it have?
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OVERALL The most important mark and not just an average ot the others. It takes into account all of the above then answers the question: 'will this item really be of benefit to you, the consumer'?
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LASTABILITY Streaks l« itsel! The AMIGA SPEC Walch oul lor Ihe addr* higner Ihe rating me longer you'! Be loading it ton lo our remms The Amga S Ihe lines! Home up. Ties in ctosely with the playability rating. Computer ihat money can buy. And il we really 0- 29% Man, this stinks.
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First there was Bubble Bobble.
Then there was Rainbow Islands.
Now, Ocean round off the Bub and Bob trilogy with Parasol Stars. Steve Merrett goes planet hopping.
K *¦ .....nt.' _ ¦¦ ¦¦ as..... * 1 & 9 Rainbow Islands is a tough act to follow - even if you are from Taito's successful cutesy stable - but Ocean’s Parasol Stars conversion is quite easily a contender for 1992’s game of the year. Bub and Bob’s travels have seen them up against some of the weirdest sprites Taito’s fevered minds could provide, with such characters as Baron Von Blubba already familiar to veterans of Rainbow and its predecessor, Bubble Bobble. One of the nicest touches of the series is the continuity of characters, themes and ideas. For instance, the little hooded demons
and razor-toothed fish that the bubbling Brontosauri encountered in the first game, returned in the sequel under a variety of disguises - only to reveal their true identity whenever they got killed. And, once again.
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HI- sol they make more comebacks than Gary Glitter throughout Parasols sixty-four stages.
In terms of gameplay, Parasol Stars is a heady mixture of ideas from its predecessors. Set across a number of single screens, the basic aim of the one or two- player game is to clear a screen of nasties whilst amassing as many bonuses as possible. Retaining their human form from Rainbow Islands, the game’s odd scenario tells of how the freshly-saved inhabitants of the Rainbow Islands expressed their gratitude by giving the dungaree-clad pair a magic umbrella each.
However, as news swept the area of an evil being called Chaos Tikahn overrunning other planets in the galaxy, a space wind magically swept the brollies and their passengers towards their new adventure.
Depending on the world and there's Casino, Machinery, and Music among the eight to battle through - the backdrops and sprites change to reflect the differences. Thus, as you ‘brolly’ your way through Woodland World, all manner of vengeful vegetation scurries about and the end-of-level Bosses are larger versions of these. The screens follow a basic pattern of symmetrical platform arrangements, upon which Chaos's minions roam. Bub and Bob are then dropped into the bottom corners of the screen, and the aliens kick into life. With the titular their partner and use them instead! In addition,
water, fire and zappy droplets also can be gathered and thrown from the raised Parasol’s surface and, when five are collected, their effectiveness doubles - the water droplets, for instance, comine to create a Bubble Bobble-style waterfall to sweep away all in its path.
Control over the two heroes is via the joystick, with the directional controls guiding them as they run and jump, and when used in conjunction with the firebutton, CONSOLE YOURSELF... Whilst every Sega and Nintendo ownercrows over their Sonlcs. Zeldas, and Marios, only recently has the Amiga shown its potential In Ihe console Held with the likes ot Robocod, Parasol Stars, and Gremlin's forthcoming Zool. Although the Super NES and Megadrive are particularly skilled in the areas ot smooth scrolling and sprite expansion, the Amiga can work around these areas to produce games which equal them
in playability and better them in terms ot graphic definition. The sheer number ot console-style games also indicates that the quality Is growing steadily and may soon rival the Nintendo and Sega - machines which specialise in the genre and, consequently, HAVE to be good at them. Thus, over the next tew months, we can expect a tresh wave otconsole-quality games trom the likes of Con Chuck Rock II: Son OlChucki. System 3 [Silly Putty), and Millennium [Splash Gordon: James Pond III). Let battle commence... sta- I eas- d hem Bird- Parasols replacing their past arrangements of deadly rainbows
and encapsulating bubbles, you may think that the twins are pretty much unarmed. However, these are magic Parasols and, as such, can be used to scoop up an errant nasty and lob them across the screen at their cohorts - alternatively, the players can also pick up readying the all-important brollies for action. As can be expected from a console conversion, everything is geared towards simplicity, and programmer Mik West has also tightened a few areas where the PC Engine original came a cropper. Bub and Bob are both extremely responsive, and the sprite detection is generous without being
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I the dis- As the nasties are picked off and thrown around, all the usual goodies you expect of the series start to appear.
Fruit, lightning bolts, and assorted gems can be collected for extra points, and extra weapons and speed-up boots enhance the twins' performance. Although the aim of the game is to clear each of the screens, performing specific tasks in a predetermined order will reveal special hidden rooms within which bonuses galore lurk - they’re tricky to find, but can also offer short cuts to the later worlds. This is one of CLOI enlar I WORLD POWER Although Parasol is only supposed to have eight worlds, programmer Mik West has created his own which is hidden somewhere between the second and third
planets. Billed as ‘Nightmare World’, this eight-screen area is full of evil nasties and tiny globule sprites who career around at great speed.
Graphically, it is noticeably different from the other worlds, but you’ll only get to see it if you follow exactly the right procedure. As well as this secret land, Parasol also contains two more hidden areas, one of which is made up of Von Blubbas and the other which resembles a large gobstopper.
Curate. The individual screens vary in size, but the largest span two screen widths, and scroll horizontally to accommodate the action.
In addition, these are patrolled by up to fifteen enemy sprites who follow set patterns before homing in for the kill. Normally, with so much moving on-screen, you’d expect it to slow down dramatically, but in Parasol there's absolutely no sign of slowing whatsoever, and even when the screen is literally covered with sprites and bonuses, the frenetic pace is retained.
Contact witirall manner of Weird worlc related creatures. One world is made up of seven nasty-inhabited screens, but awaiting your attention at the end of each world, is a larger ‘Boss’ creature... * up whites out to the next world.
The Bub and Bob series went from good to excellent in the transition between Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands, and this third instalment keeps up the tradition.
It's by no means better than Rainbow, and somehow doesn't come across as polished, but it's still one of the best games I've played on the Amiga. Graphically, it fits in perfectly with the others but the area where Parasol succeeds the most is in the ever-essential gameplay stakes. The game's gentle learning curve eases the player into its intricacies, and although there's plenty of scope for progress, there's no way this will be beaten in one sitting. In all, one of the best games to appear from Ocean’s home-grown studio and a credit to the Mancunian giants. The trouble with the word
'classic' is that it is given out willy-nilly, cheapening its worth. Parasol Stars, however, is truly deserving of the accolade.
Sheer brilliance, and no mistaking.
Steve Merrett OCEAN £25.99 An easy contender for Game Of The Year.
• J GRAPHICS 94% SOUND 85% LASTABIUTY 95% PLAYABILITY 96% OVERALL
95% ARIBA! Replacing the jolly airs ot ‘Somewhere Over The
Rainbow', Parasol Stars is supported by another typically
bright tune which accompanies the action. _ However, for
reasons best known to Taito and Ocean, on facing the
end-of-level Bosses, this changes to an up-beat version of the
Lambada theme. Nobody seems to know why the Latino ‘music of
lurve' was used, but it still keeps in with the silly nature of
the proceedings.
The best features of Parasol and, indeed, the Bub and Bob series. The flexibility of the gameplay allows the players to complete the screens either by progressing through the levels or simply to amass as many bonuses and find as many hidden features as possible - and as there's so much to see within the eight worlds, Parasols lasting appeal is guaranteed.
Quite why Parasol was never made into a coin-op I’ll never know, as it is a worthy addition to the Bubble Bobble family. With a predecessor as illustrious as Rainbow Islands, Parasols gameplay had to be exceptional if it were to succeed. Happily, there's more to it than the first two, with a nice puzzle element complementing the heavily-disguised shoot 'em up action perfectly.
Each backdrop is subtle in the use of colour, with plenty of dulled hues depicting the backdrops, and these are a good contrast to the bright and gaudy sprites. This gives the impression that something evil is amok which is added to by the larger guardians who await your attentions every eight stages.
Like the smaller sprites, these are both cute and deadly, and as the bosses leap around the screen they unleash mouthfuls of deadly minions, but, fortunately, special powers can be picked up to make your task easier.
Eventually, their energy will be completely weakened and they will erupt into a blaze of goodies which must be collected before the screen EA's latest RPG is set to take over where Eye of The Beholder and Dungeon Master left oft, and, somewhat suprisingly, it wasn't produced by long-time RPG associates, Interplay.
The plot is the usual 'evil- has-risen’ tale, where you must venture forth and put a stop to such goings-on.
Estoroth is the name of this particular villain who has taken up residence at the base of a gigantic, creature- infested crypt. You and your three companions must enter to defeat his lieutenants, before taking on the big guy himself. Your only weapons to effect this unenviable task are a handful of spells and any other equipment you find on your travels.
The control system is similar to that of the aforementioned Dungeon Master and Eye Ol The Beholder. Like those games, items are picked up by clicking on them, and can be dragged into the appropriate character's backpack.
There's also a handy automapping leature in the form of a wizard spell and a combination of magic items.
Without this, you'll find it impossible to escape the first level, let alone get to the bottom of the crypt. In addition to weapons and magic items, food and drink are the next most important. Clicking on a character icon brings up their physical profiles, which includes their status, what attainment level they have achieved, and a head-to-toe picture of them. There are three versions of the body screen: one for weapons; another for clothes and armour; and one for miscellaneous items. Dragging an object on to the appropriate area (a ring to the hand, for example) automatically equips it.
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The up ant it’s lec get adj of I sys THE JAWS OF CERBERUSf i u ML. Gin Th piii CO ret rei ev pu ag yo of th; er nr in- hi al be cc de ke yt ot al Television celebrity, film star, chat show personality, media figure and merchandiser's dream come true, Elvira is all of these and the only avenue her hourglass figure hasn't explored, is that of pop star supreme.
Still, Americans take their music a lot more seriously than we do these days, so perhaps that isn’t a viable option. The Mistress of the Dark is back, however, and has found another niche.
Elvira's drifter days are over and she’s launched her very own Hollywood film studio. Unfortunately, Elvira has been kidnapped by Cerberus, a 60ft tall three-headed demon out for our damsel's blood. Your task is to follow the beasts' trail and rescue the dame before the world loses one of its greatest assets.
You can control one of four characters in the game: a stuntman, a knife thrower, a private eye or a computer programmer. Each has their own stats which are divided into primary and secondary sections. The first are major league and keep an account EXTRAS - READ ALL ABOUT 'EM one new addition to Elvira 2 is the Seismic Activity Sensor. This handy gadget indicates any movement in the immediate vicinity of your character. However, it doesn't like movement and is useless when being shaken or tilted. Another advantage over the original is the ability to have more than one spell running at once.
Thus, it’s a good idea to get Lucky, Protection and Armour spells going when all that's bBtween you and death is a rusty old pen knife of the skill level you’ve attained in the game. These, in turn, affect the power of the spells you can cast and the damage they inflict. It also affects hand-to-hand combat and dictates whether you’re a Mike Tyson or a Larry Grayson. Other major stats include experience points, which are needed to gain access to later levels, and, most importantly, hit points - the amount of damage you can take before joining that adventure playground in the sky. Whereas
these statistics are the same for everyone at the beginning, the secondary stats vary with each character, but reference to the manual will sort the swish from the fish.
Every avenue has been taken into account from weapon skills and accuracy to will power and resistance to poison, so choose carefully.
Elvira's studio is split into four stages. The first is a general runaround the complex to get used to the controls. Nothing really happens in these initial levels and, as you wander around so the different canteens, makeup departments, typing pools and costume departments, it's simply a question of collecting up anything that’s not genetically spliced to its adjoining surface. This is one of the drawbacks with the system. The characters are severely limited in what they can carry and. After a few rooms, you're loaded to the gills with all kinds of junk.
This forces you to create piles of garbage all over the complex which you'll have to return for when they’re required. Additionally, not everything has an obvious purpose, though, which aggravates the problem, and you might discard an old bit of chewing-gum only to find that it’s the last vital ingredient to a thermonuclear meltdown spell.
The simple point'n'click interface will be recognised by fans of the first game, although a few changes have been implemented. There’s a comprehensive health screen depicted by a manikin to keep you informed of how your body’s holding up. Each of your limbs can sustain an allocated number of hits.
Exceed this and your performance will sufer. Lose a leg and you'll walk slower, an arm and your ability to carry objects will wane. A pulsating heart gives an overall idea of your health and welfare.
The other three sections take place over the studio's sound stages. Elvira is being held on one of these, but to free her all three will have to be explored. Walking onto a set is very realistic as its populated with lights, cameras and other such trappings. It's a pity the jaunty music kills the mood. Hiding behind the three doors are The Haunted House, The Graveyard and The Catacombs. Giant spiders, zombies, up on different monsters and how to defeat them, is dull.
Who wants to thumb through endless books to get a few clues? The control method, where everything must be collected before it can be examined, slows things down further, and even the rare bouts of combat are boring.
The first Elvira RPG combat system was accompanied by chilling sound effects and onscreen torso slashes. Most of the beasts in this game are just happy to slide off the bottom of the screen when defeated.
Frankenstein's Monster, and a host of other mutants await you before the night is out.
You wont get far without spells so make sure you have enough of the vital ingredients to make them.
As RPGs go, Elvira 2 is rather tame. There's so little to do, you'll soon be screeching out for a three-tentacled gargoyle to practice your dark arts on. Even the novel ideas, including a huge library where you can swot It s a battle against time to save Elvira from meeting an untimely end. But even so, take time to explore every nook and cranny as thcro just might be something useful waiting to be discovered.
Once you've fought your way through the massive levels. It's onwards to a showdown with the evil Cerberus and the chance to save the day as well as Elvira's skin.
Elvira 2 covers seven disks, but swapping is thankfully kept to a minimum. Your movement is restricted to about five or six frames per load, but considering the number of objects in each room, the update is fast. The graphics are suitably dark and gruesome in parts, with some very detailed screens, but these usually cover up the fact that there’s little to do in some sections.
For my money, however, I like a bit more excitement and a lot less expense. Elvira might be one of the most desirable women on the planet, but she'll just have to live without me this time.
Steve Keen ACCOLADE £34.99 Slice 'em and dice 'em RPG back from j GRAPHICS 87% SOUND 70% INSTABILITY 69% PLAYABILITY 76% OVERALL 71% Once you’ve mastered the various stunts, it’s then time to concentrate on honing your skills and improving laps times. For added longevity, there’s also a track editor so you can devise your own courses and populate them with as many devious stunts as there Is road.
Tions to tarmac courses and all are jam-packed with a wide-variety of loops, pipes, slaloms and jumps.
Some of these are almost impossible to pull off as you've got to reach speeds of more than 10Omph while turning the car through 360°. Some of the jumps are more like the Grand Canyon and others force you to take off at such an angle that you could be airborne for weeks before coming down the other side.
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Noteable exceptions have included Microprose's excellent Grand Prix and Domark's Hard Drivin', but other ottering have been incredibly drab affairs. Not to be outdone, Mindscape have now entered the tray with a Stunt Car variant. If high speed stunts, coupled with a competitive edge, set your pulse racing, then 4D Sports Driving is certainly worth a test drive.
Available cars range from a speedy Porche March to off-road racers such as a Lancia Delta or the less- exotic Audi Quattro. Road cars include the Lamborghini Countach or an Acura NXS and there's also an Arnie- style military vehicle, the tank-like Lamborghini LM-
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It's possible to either race against the clock or one of six opponents. These range from the accident-prone Bernie Rubber, who makes every race seem like a demolition derby, to the super-slick road-handling skills of Skid Vicious, a mean mutha who's learnt his amazing driving skills out-running cops in New York City. Tracks range from off-road racing condi- STUNTED GROWTH Fans of Microprose’s Stunt Car Racer will lap up (sorry) the tricks and stunts on offer in Mindscape's latest addition to their 4D Sports series. Whereas the ramps and roller-coaster design of Stunt Car have heen replaced
by a race across open roads littered with loop- the-loops and 360” tunnels, the basic idea is the same: press your foot to the metal, bum some serious rubber and make your car do Houdini-like contortions through some devilishly-designed stunts. Unfortunately, Driving’s joystick controls are just too responsive at times, sending you into massive skids and uncontrollable spins.
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...ha in cooperation with develope Lufthans I and Deutsche Airbus Ioslalgia's a lunny thing. For instance, when I was a kid, I would have given my right arm for a pair of X-Ray specs. These promised that, it I parted with several chewing gum wrappers, I would be able to look at the bones in my hand or - and this is what I really wanted them tor - through women's clothing.
Of course, reality was totally ditlerent and, on borrowing a pair, Ihe bones were just the result of an optical illusion and I grew up thinking that women’s legs joined at the knee. The reason for this memory? Well, Dynamix’s Willy Beamish is all about that 'difficult' age.
Spanning a ridiculous TWELVE disks. Willy Beamish is a point'n'click adventure following the fortunes ot young Willy as he bungles his way through lite. As a nine year-old, Willy's only aspiration is to enter the Nintari video game championships, and it is up to the player to help him realise this dream. Starling in the detention room in Willy's school, the player must use the mouse pointer to collect objects and select actions and answers Irom a series of menus.
Unfortunately, though, for every small action you perform, there is an inordinate amount ol disk accessing which, even when running Irom a hard disk, interrupts the How ol the game enormously. In addition, although a number ol options are thrown at Willy, mistakes are almost impossible to rectify and often lead the player into a dead-end situation.
The linear gameplay revolves around picking the right answer at every key point, whether it involves helping your Mum'(sorry, Mom) in the kitchen or faking a hall pass to skip a detention. However, everything happens at such a snail’s pace that I had been sitting at the machine lor nigh-on three-quarters ol an hour belore anything integral to the plot happenedl OK, so this is the price you play for such impressive graphics, but even they can’t disguise pure padding. Anyway, alter enduring much accessing and even more fancy screens and slow animations. I watched uninterested as, alter loads
ol dull family wattle about the older sister's boyfriends and the like, Willy's Dad announced he had been WILLY WIN? Guiding Willy's actions is simplicity itsell. Using the mouse to guide the pointer, the arrow you control will change colour it there is something 'usable' in the vicinity.
In addition, when the arrow comes near a possible exit, it will change to an exit sign indicating you can leave.
To use objecls. Willy has a satchel which contains everything he has collected. And using or giving an object is just a matter of clicking on Ihe required object and moving it to the place ol use. In addition, by clicking on the right mouse button, the arrow icon changes to that of a magnifying glass which allows the user to survey individual objects.
Made redundant. Willy then has to come up with the entrance money needed to stake a claim in the Nintari championships and the actual adventure begins - along with a further series ot screens and options.
I really like the idea ot basing a game on a nine-year-old's point of view, but Willy Beamish s bogged down with tedious loading and intermission screens. As you reel through the wads of wattle it is very easy to miss key clues, and stutf your chances of reaching the championships. Granted, the graphics, sound and the simple control system are excellent, but the continual accessing and swappingot disks ruins any real enjoyment.
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My dictionary describes a Harlequin as a stock comic character. A masked clown in a diamond-patterned costume'.
What's more, the word is also the title ot a box ot chocolates and that metaphor probably sums up Gremlin's new platform affair better than the clown one. Like the chocs, Harlequin is rich and varied in its contents, from the Nut Cracknel delights of the Sfnde esque elements and the Caramel Whirl sensations of the impossible Mission-like sections, the game contains elements drawn from practically every platform game that has existed - including Hunchback, no lessl - and combines them into an excellent mixture. In fact, the only horrible Orange Creme bit of the game is the unfair nature
of some of the more persistent nasties! Anyway, enough of this pretentious waffle, what we actually have here is another excellent platform game to add to the already- considerable pile.
Set across twenty-three massive scrolling stages.
Harlequin follows the adventures of the diamond-suited figure as he leaps, swings and runs across the platformladen courses. The game's scenario is as odd as the prancing hero's dress sense, and tells of the Harlequin returning home to find his homeland of Chimerica desperately sick with a broken heart (personally. I didn't know that cities could have girlfriends - perhaps that's what those Twinned With' signs mean?). As a result, evil nasties have taken to patrolling the once-jolly streets and have sealed the area off. The game's packaging contains an ode which asks: 'Who could have
done such a thing? How can Harlequin mend a broken heart? Where would he start?'. Answering the questions in order: that's what you have to find out: by scouring the levels for the four pieces: and at the bottom.of the massive clock tower in fhe centre of the town. Standing at the darkened base, there is a barred door immediately behind the Harlequin, and this is the puzzle that introduces the player to the game's many ideas.
Cl uos as 10 how lo complete a stage appear when you roach a blocked exH - Irom here you're on your own... BOXING CLEVER Collecting the bonuses within Ihe Jack-In-The-Boxes is the key to reaching the later stages. Each ol the collected bonuses is only uselul lor a temporary period, though, so beware: UMBRELLA - slows your descent when tailing from a distance.
SPACE HOPPER - using this allows you to jump higher and crush any nasties you land on.
ANGEL FISH - transforms you into a snazzy chequered lish for those underwater scenes.
FIREWORKS - these circle Harlequin and kill anything they touch. Up to tour can he held at any onetime.
HEART - Improves your firepower.
BURGER - gives a boost to your energy level.
SC’RRENSTAR From Ihe starling position, the screen scrolls in the customary eight directions, with the level's many platforms inhabited by manic clocks which drop from above and other larger baddies. These give way to an assortment of scorpions and the like on later stages, but contact with any of them saps the Harlequin's energy until one of his three lives is lost.
Dotted among the dark backdrops, and quite easily missed by a speeding clown, are a series of insignificant- looking switches. These play a major part in the Clown’s task, and flicking them will alter a section of the screen, rendering it accessible - for instance, a platform may appear to bridge a chasm or start to move. Thus, by flicking these and performing specific tasks, the Harlequin is taken further into the massive adventure.
As you get deeper into the game, the backdrops change to depict TV Wonderlands, buildings made of playing cards, and eventually lead into a land made up of sheet music where the final confrontation awaits. To protect himself from the aforementioned energy-sapping alien presence which adorns virtually every ledge and platform, our hero is armed with a rather nancy set of hearts which he can use to blast a path through their waves - the power of love, I suppose.
Initially, however, this weaponry proves to be rather ineffectual but help is at hand in the shape of a series of Jack-In-The-Boxes which, like the switches, make regular appearances across the levels. On touching these, they spring open in a flurry of goodies, and grant the Harlequin with one of six bonuses. As well as the usual extra weapons, and health, you are given an unlikely selection of space hoppers, umbrellas, and the ability to transform into an Angel Fish - complete with chequered gills, no lessl Harlequin is the first game from newcomers, The Warp Factory, and it’s an impres
sive debut. Whilst the actual clown sprite is small, he is particularly well-animated and is also easy and responsive to control. Throughout the game, there is a dark mood which offsets the colourful graphics nicely, and although the many backdrops could never be described as dull, the use of shadows gives them a doom-laden feel. As mentioned, Harlequin draws ideas from dozens of games: he swings to and fro just like that coin-op verteran, Hunchback, he climbs angled walls better than Hru Strider, and some of the tortuous later stages would give Mario a run for his money. In fact, the more I
play Harlequin, the more I like it. It abounds with pleasant little touches (the screen fades out in the shape of a heart, for instance), and, more importantly, has got what it takes in the playability stakes. It’s one of the biggest and most fun to play plat- formers I've seen for a while, and whilst that phrase has been overused in the last few months. Harlequin will outlive most of its kind. It's polished in every respect and, unlike most of the new platform genre entries, it also has a bash at originality. To return to my sweety metaphor at the start: it's choc-ful of goodies!
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Larry has changed from a white-suited stick figure to a swaggering nerd - complete with bald spot.
Al Lowe’s Larry character resembles someone we all know, and his adventures as he tries to bed countless women are akin to the Carry On series of films. This time, he shares the billing with the Passionate Patty character who appeared in Larry III, and who is the nearest female equivalent to our hero you are ever likely to meet. We are reacquainted with Larry as he skivvies away for a Mafiosa- style bunch of TV net- ’ workers.
With their subliminal messages and porn videos losing sales to cable TV, their Mr Big cracks the idea of coming up with a Blind Date’-style show where the nerdy host must locate and bed the sleaziest old boiler in America - the nation will then be outraged, and the under-the-counter market tor the series will boom I It ever a person was destined for the job, Larry's the man. Thus, armed with the names ot the three proposed contestants, Larry must jet oft to each destination in search of a couch to cast them on. Meanwhile, Patty has been tired from her singing job, only to be approached
by the FBI to crack Mr Big’s plan. Thus, as the plot switches between the duo’s hapless escapades in a series of object-related puzzles, they eventually meet up to crack a plan which will, hopefully, mean that everything works out nicely - possibly resuming the romance neither can remember from the last game, too?
Apart from the improved and simpler control system, DISK-ASTER! Warning!
Those of you who will he running Larry Iftrom a floppy-based system are warned to try the game out first. A lot ol swapping Is Involved, and disk changes occur between virtually every screen - and this can prove most tedious, you have been warned... there’s not a lot left to be said about Larry V. Fans of the series know what to expect, but this sequel seems to be slightly easier than the previous adventures. Graphically and sonically, it’s the best yet, with plenty of hidden injokes and saucy postcard humour which just misses the ‘too risky' mark (the ability to raise the ’filth’ level is
sorely missed, though). The plot, however, is a little uninspired compared to the tropical paradise and spies mix, or the sheer pulling japery of the first games. A little pricey at its thirty-five quid tag, I came away from Larry V neither particularly impressed or disappointed. It's still a cracking yarn, and one that I think will end up in many a casual adventurers' software library.
It certainly deserves to.
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A.B.O.TS.', THANKYOU You've got to hand it to the Japanese.
The Land of the Rising Hi-Fi Stack consistently pumps out some
ot the best computer and video games in the world.
Nearly all the coin-op and console manufacturers are based in Japan and both Mario and Sonic are household names whose games are guaranteed to sell in their millions.
Here's another brilliant Jap game that originally appeared on the hand-held PC Engine, was revamped for the arcades, has just been released on the Game Boy and which has now found itself converted for the Amiga. The contrived scenario has you donning your best pair of moon boots and an over-sized fish-bowl space helmet in your quest to rescue your girly from the clutches of an evil wizard who has kidnapped her to be his eternal slave. However, to reach the wizard’s far-away castle involves a trek across forests, mountains and rivers and all the time the wizard's minions are out for your
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1 W* I ¦ ** [ 1“ 1 i S The evil wizard's castle Is stuffed fefl '* 1 1 ¦ _ 1TT Ach bomb Is placed by selecting the pot, pressing the flre-button and leg- Ing It away as quickly as possible.
Gaprrci tjEBMB Bo careful not to plant a number ot U itortunatoly, due to each stage being onates it’s mors than likoly to sat ot a chain raactlon!
You no chance with tha nasties being placed right by your aide.
Despite a tour-minute tlme-llmlt, there's ample time to complete each stage.
It's a typically cute affair set over a marathon eight levels made up of 64 separate stages. Each one is populated by an army of nasties enclosed in a maze-like arena. Armed only with an unlimited supply of bombs, you have to blast your way through the maze, blowing the legion of ghouls and bloblike beasts to smithereens as you progress. Each stage has a hidden transporter burned beneath one of the many granite blocks littering the maze. Once all the nasties have been blown away, it’s then a mad dash to find the teleporter and thus reach the next level.
There are a wide variety of nasties to blow up. Some aimlessly wander around the screen while others are more intelligent and will hunt you down. There's also one special power-up hidden in each maze. These can increase the number of bombs you can drop, the length of their blast or give you the option of detonating bombs via the space bar. This last option is particularly useful for planting a series of bombs and carefully triggering them when the nasties rush by. There are also a pair of skates to increase speed, a special icon which allows you to move through the granite blockers and
various extras such as lives and time.
Every eighth stage there's I'M TURNING JAPANESE If Dyna-Blasler looks familiar, that's because it's based on the best-selling PC Engine game.
Bomber Man. Quite why Ihe name was changed for the Amiga market is a mystery, but what is evident is that all Ihe playability of the original has been retained.
Let's hope we'll soon be seeing other NEC console games being converted for everyone's lavourile home computer. Likely candidates might include Ihe PC Engine's very own Mario-type character, Bonk, and the blistering shoot 'em up, Gun Head (known as Blazing Lazars in the States), with more amazing power-ups than Xenon 2, R-Type and Z-Ouf combined!
A special bonus maze which involves some super uglies which have to be repeatedly blasted before they're reduced to a crispy cinder.
The final level involves a showdown with the wizard and his henchmen in a manic dash around an uncluttered maze.
As with all such games, Dyra-Blaster really comes into its own as a two-player game. This involves a Spy vs Spy dash around a maze as each of you attempts to plant bombs in each other's path.
There are power-ups aplenty and the action really is fast and frantic. Even better is a three-, four- or even five- player option thanks to a special joystick adaptor that comes with the game. This plugs into the parallel port at the back of the machine and gives the game a whole new dimension when there're five of you battling it out.
Admittedly, the random mazes of the one-player game do become boring after a while, but the multi-player games more than compensate for such shortcomings.
A great game.
Dan Slingsby UBISOFT £30.99
- Drop'n'run game that'll go down a bomb... j GRAPHICS 82% SOUND
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I Please Note: Mail order companies may take up Bbim to 28 days to deliwej- ocyls from receipt of order. Simplicity is often the best policy in the games world and you can't get much simpler than Indy Heal. The heir-apparent to Oil Road Racer, Indy Heal is an exact replica of its coinop cousin, the only difference being the reduction in participating cars from five to four and the omission of a five- foot six hardwood cabinet.
Although four cars can compete in each race, there’s only a couple of joystick ports on the Amiga so some poor soul's going to have to use the keyboard while the fourth car is computer-controlled.
The controls are easy, and that’s no mean feat considering the transition from foot-pedalled coin-op to home computer. Once you've grown accustomed to the joystick controls replacing the natural curve of the steering wheel and the fire button replacing the foot pedal, you'll be racing like a real pro in no time.
Ten tracks are on offer and, as these can be raced both clockwise and anticlockwise, you've essentially got 20 tracks on which to burn rubber. Each competitor is awarded prize money depending on their placing and this is used up in an extras screen that would put Halfords to shame. Extra brakes, super grip tyres, quicker pit crews, souped-up engines and life-saving turbos can all be bought in the shop after every race.
Races take place all over America, from Illinois to Kentucky, and with each location comes an ever- increasing number of laps to complete. Things start off gently enough with a mere five, but by the time you’ve reached the top of the table there's a gruelling 12 to be raced over. You might think that the tiny sprites don’t do the racing justice, but they move smoothly enough and, when they’ve taken too many hits, they actually burst into COINING IT Each player gets three credits and three coins.
If you lose a race you lose a coin and, when all the coins are gone, you lose a credit. When the coins run out all those fancy add-on turbos will return to normal and you'll have to start from scratch.
Flames leaving bits of bodywork all over the track. It’s here that the driver's cunning comes into play, as the cars can only stand a few hits before they need the pits.
First you are warned by your mechanic holding up the pit card. If you ignore him your pit crew will shout for you to come in for repairs. Choose to ignore them at your peril, as without the vital repairs you'll be reduced to a shuffling wreck. All the drivers are susceptible to damage and, if you choose your stop at the right time, you can ram them off their line squashing the pit crew with a gratifying crunch!
The music and sound effects that accompany the game add considerably to the proceedings. Considering the unplayability of most racing- track games this one is an absolute gem. If you haven't got a friend to race against, it will lose its charm in the end, but until then you'll have a blast.
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NEED HELP? CALL THE From converting coin-ops to developing RPGs might not be the most logical of moves, but London- based Teque are hoping they've managed to make the transition and designed the ultimate in Amiga role-playing games. With the likes of Dungeon Master, Might and Magic, Phantasie IV and Chaos Strikes Back already available, it's a brash claim to make but, here, after months of hype, is the proof of the pudding.
Killed by the evil forces of the Shadowlands, your spirit has miraculously remained intact. With your village torn asunder and your family slain by the apocalyptic warriors of the region, you swear revenge upon the bloody reapers. Boosted by strange supernatural powers, you have possessed the minds and bodies of four unfortunate travellers and enlisted them in your campaign to exact revenge.
The four travellers under your control have random combat, magic, health and strength ratings. There's also a neat identikit feature whereby each character's facial characteristics can be built up from a number of different chins, eyes, hairstyles and hooters. The Japanese- style graphics used here are a recurrent theme throughout the game and certainly make a change from the European- inspired graphics of Eye of the Beholder and Dungeon Master.
The game begins in an apple orchard, with plenty of fruit, sticks and even a discarded bow and arrow to collect. It’s best to scoop up anything that's not bolted down as you never know what might be useful in later levels. There's nothing on this level to cause any problems, except for a few vicious crows, but once you’ve entered the dungeon complex the bad guys come thick and fast.
This is also where Teque's much-touted Photoscape lighting technique comes into play. The main light source in the dungeons comes from a number of burning torches, with each one throwing out an arc of light. This lights up the immediate area, but leaves the rest of the dungeon dimly lit and receding into darkness. It’s not just a gimmick, though, as many of the game's puzzles are light- activated and the darkly-lit surroundings also help create a dark and foreboding atmosphere which permeates much of the game.
Even when it’s completely dark, it’s still possible to make out the silhouettes of enemy warriors as they prowl the corridors and labyrinths of the strange underworld, but some of the more important weapons, spells and SHADOWIANDS TREE-MENDOUS For those who want a hit of extra protection as they enter the Shadowlands, there's a coople of treasure chests secreted In the apple fields of the first level. These are jam-packed with swords and magic fireball spells and enable you to cream virtually any creature who Is foolish enough to attack your party in the first few dungeons.So where are these
handy war chests? If you manage to find the ‘Welcome to Shadowlands' statue (not difficult as it’s |ust oft the main mud track), walk to the tree directly on the right. Having first picked up some of the fallen apples, chuck a couple at the tree and, voila, two weapon-packed chests magically appear. Don't walk into the vortex that also appears, however, as you'll be ripped to shreds.
Puzzles might be left undiscovered. A hints-based tips system is also rendered inoperable if you run out of torches, as the helpful information can only be accessed when the placards on which they appear are illuminated by torchlight. Lose all source of lighting, and you'll be well and truly stuck. Moreover, some of the samurai-type warriors wandering the levels are attracted by fiery torches, whereas others are frightened off.
Shadowlands adopts an isometric 3D view of the proceedings similar to Core’s Heimdall. This reinforces the idea of your detached soul watching and guiding the four adventurers throughout the game. What stands out most of all, though, is the incredibly simple user-interface with an impressive array of commands at your disposal. Each character can pick up and throw objects, read clues, engage the enemy, and perform various functions simply by the click of a mouse button on their skeletal forms at the bottom of the screen. For example, by clicking on one of the legs it's possible to
guide the character around the screen. It’s an incredibly simple control method and works a treat.
There are six main levels to the game with some containing several more sub-levels. The dungeon world is first and is populated with a fearsome array of warriors and suicidal sword-wielding maniacs.
Next up is a maze-like level based on the famous Hampton Court maze and patrolled by rabid dog- demons and tough-but-dim warriors who have the reflexes of a slug. An Egyptian level immediately follows and, whilst providing a refreshing change in graphics, is chocful of beasts ripe for the slaughter and some quite devilish traps and puzzles. The game finishes on a high-note with a gigantic cave system to explore.
My only real quibbles with the game are the 'burst' scrolling and the main sprites. As each character wanders near to the edge of AMIGA SPEC MEMORY REQUIRED 512K SCREEN SIZE 320x200 COLOURS ON SCREEN 16 LEVELS 15 DIFFICULTY LEVEL 8 NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1 DEVELOPMENT TIME 15 MONTHS the screen, the action is recentered around the group, and this is painfully slow at times. The main character sprites are also slightly disappointing and look more like spindly pipe-deaners than the chisel-jawed heroes that you’d expect. But this really is nit-picking and the game's many plus points far outweigh
any criticisms I can levy at the game.
Lett The Hampton Court-style maze will have you going round In circles. It’s full of dead-ends and muscle- bound soldiers who like nothing better than a spot of gratuitous GBH.
When a character gets too close to a wall he doesn't become hidden from view - the wall temporarily dis- olves so you can see what's going on.
Crown and a thoroughly engrossing and entertaining game to boot.
Dan Slingsby DOMARK £29.99
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EPIC - A LEGEND BEYOND TIME A 3D 'epic' that reaches a milestone in polygon technology in terms of speed, graphical detail and pure out-and-out playability. A multitude of missions, ranging from devious to manic, take you deep into the heart of this sci-fi conquest of outer space.
EPIC - a masterpiece of software engineering.
A legend is born, a supremely advanced one-man starfighter of awesome power and destructive capabilities that, in the right hands will wreak havoc amongst inter-galactic transgressors - that legend is EPIC.
OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED • 6 CENTRAL STREET • MANCHESTER • M2 5NS • TEL: 061 832 6633 • FAX: 061 834 0650 ABANDONED PIACES Hungary isn't noted for a great deal apart from Goulash and the occasional revolution. Its latest fad, though, is computer programming, and this is one of the first Hungarian games to be released in the West.
At first, Abandoned Places seems to be a run-of-the-mill RPG. Indeed, it's very reminiscent of both Dungeon Master and Captive, but has enough originality to escape being labelled a rip-off. The plot centres around a group of heroes who have been imprisoned in a tomb for the past 900 years. During their extended vacation, the surrounding kingdom has fallen prey to dark forces, plus all the usual malarkey, such as two-headed calves and failed crops. At last, though, someone has come to free you from your rocky tomb, and without an inkling as to what's really happening you set out to save
the world, Unlike most RPGs, there's no character generator, so you'e stuck with a choice of ten preset adventurers.
What's worse is that you're not even given a list of their stats, so you only find out who the duffers are through trial and error. It's a pity really, as building your own team is a lot more fun.
The in-game control system is comprehensive, if a little awkward at times.
Selecting spells, for instance, can be difficult during combat: you must ensure the right character is facing the right way, and then scroll through a list to find the appropriate enchantment. A character is equipped by dragging an object over their body, while weapons are placed in hand icons.
AMIGA S PEC MEMORY REQUIRED 512K SCROLL SPEED N A COLLISION DETECTION N A COLOURS ON SCREEN 16 LEVELS 1000s DIFFICULTY LEVEL 8 HOURS TO COMPLETE 100s NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1 GRAPHICS STYLE SIMILAR TO DUNGEON MASTER SOUND AVERAGE MUSIC EFFECTS Clicking on the arrows in the left of the screen steers the party. Objects are collected by clicking on them and dragging them into the character's inventory. Similarly, to use an object you have to take it from the inventory and place it over the target.
Unfortunately, when holding an item you're not told what it does. This is rather annoying, but you'll soon get the hang of jumping in and out of burning rooms to see if your latest find is actually a fire-protec- tion ring or some other trinket.
The graphics are very elementary. Many of the backdrops are rehashed for later and some of the creatures are laughably bad. The attractive still screens that appear when a major event happens, though, are minor saving graces.
Don't let anyone kid you, size IS important, and Abandoned Places is big.
The initial dungeons ease you into the game, but the later areas make it the largest RPG I've played.
For all its inadequacies, Abandoned Places sets a worthy challenge. An animated intro sets the scene and, after that, information is scarce. Once you've escaped from the first dungeon you'll realise how big the game world is - there are dozens of towns, dungeons and quests to discover. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but Abandoned Places has all the essentials that makes a worthwhile RPG. Check it out if you're after a real challenge.
Mark Patterson ’fpfi " * There’s nothing original about the graphics or use of perspective: but what Abandoned Places lacks in pizzazz it more than makes up for In VFM. The maps for this game is massive.
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Now this super disk copier program is built into Action Replay Mk III. Just imagine a superfast, efficient disk copier program at the press of a key • no more waiting.
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Storm Master combines war, politics, economics, power- broking and arcade sequences to produce an exciting cacophony of action rarely ever experienced in the genre.
Set in the lands belonging to Eolia, and her opponent, Sharkaania, much depends on the prevailing winds which sweep powerfully across the realms. Such is their strength that they provide power for transport, stimulate output, boost national income and, ultimately, are the catalyst for victory. As, the new overseer of this blowy land, you must rule your kingdom wisely and destroy the seven cities of the evil Sharkaania aggressors.
You have complete control over your nine councillors, who range from simple one- task characters, like The Advisor, who provides information about the kingdom, to the military genius of The Commander, who handles the recruitment of soldiers, and the building of air fields.
These and other men also help you feed the population, build your defences, gather up armies, and maintain stability in the country. No one character is more important than any other, and whilst it might seem attractive to amass forces, if you neglect the other members of the council, they'll up and leave your circle to defect to the THE RITE STUFF Build a templa tor the Eccleslast and you can call upon the power of the winds any time you like. This lakes a little practice to perfect, but click on the different members ol the wizard's congregation and they start to perform certain rituals.
Using the psychic power they generate, you can amass anything from a small gust lo a full-blown thunderstorm that can be let loose on your opponent or reserved to luel your mills.
Other side, taking their vital skills with them.
As with most 'God' sims, the key to survival is the generation of money. This is'the Master Miller's task. He must plant the wheat and place the cattle which will keep the populous happy. Once pla- pated they can be taxed, but not too harshly as a heavily- burdened city will revolt and destroy itself. As soon as a reasonable standard of living is achieved you can then think about profit.
Your main source of income are the mills. These are expensive, but if used wisely they will reap huge rewards. Their production levels are determined by their location: if placed in the mountains they'll produce the iron needed for propellers, shields and engines; if placed in the plains they'll assemble sails and balloons, used for the huge flying battle ships.
And if a mill is put in the forest, the wood is used to build vessel structures. All this produce can then be sold via the High Constable. He will enter into the market place and either sell any surplus or initiate a deal with another country for something you have little of. But because the mills aren't self-sufficient and SCREEN SCENE the odwesseo lit items rpon THE LITV 6F OIBMTIL IT'S m-BOST DLL UP UITH HIM peuoltlu PbPiNsr you.
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N is possible lo effectively skip pails of fbe game by speeding up lime. However, the time periods you skip past will be wasted, whereas The Sharkaania will put if to good use building up their forces ready for the next battle.
Require financing, a happy medium must be found between profit and loss.
Each character has their own responsibility, but must work in conjunction with the others if you are to dominate.
For instance, you can get the Ecclesiast to walk to a part of the country where you're thinking of building a mill and check the location for winds.. Any mill in an area of favourable weather will achieve incredible profits.
The options for a rich country are limitless. You can pay the Inquisitor to spy on the opposition or on your own people. He can even send out his assassin to bump off the council’s rivals. Perhaps one of the most enjoyable characters is Leonardo, who will present you with the blueprints of the ships which can conquer Sharkaania.
There are four types to experiment with and all have different properties. Ikaar are light and fast, but can’t carry many men, whilst Noowe are extremely heavy and slow, but can carry a’huge army for the looting of cities. When equipped, each ship must
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Then pass a flight test which, if failed, means all components and crew are lost in a puff of smoke. After a sue-, cessful flight it’s off to the factory and, providing you have enough of the key elements, you can commence mass production.
• All that’s left is to build an air field and station your
planes for an attack across the water. Check the location of
your opponent’s air defences and make sure you have enough
money for the campaign. If you’re stuck in enemy territory and
are out of time, your ships will begin to blow up one by one
until you return. It’s not all strategy, though, and once you
come into contact with enemy aircraft you can switch to a 3D
arcade shoot ’em up complete with huge wooden crossbow bolts
and catapults.
Storm Master is a hugely entertaining game that breaks the strategy mould.
There’s so much to do that sometimes you’ll just sit back and stare at the screen in desperation for what to choose next. The screens are beautifully drawn, although the sonics aren't up to much. That said, you won't have more fun with a strategy simulation anywhere.
Steve Keen SILMARILS £29.99 'Blowing in the wind has never been such fun j GRAPHICS 80% SOUND 69% INSTABILITY 90% PLAYABILITY 89% OVERALL 89% TUSKER ' !' 1 !
* v ,'v f " V III I System 3’s C64 games never really converted
that well to the Amiga, and Tusker is a perfect example. Set in
Africa, the player steps into the Snakeskin boots of an Indiana
Jones lookalike who is out for untold riches and adventure.
Sadly, all he finds are a series of sandy flick-screens and a
handful of ready-to-shoot natives. Granted, as the game
progresses, there are a few nice ideas, such as mutated insects
and some quite detailed hidden cities, but the game is a
repetitive runaround and your journey will be fraught with hit
and miss escapades as creatures appear out of nowhere to claim
one of your lives. Add to this a rather annoying
object-selection system, and Tusker confines itself to the
'Mediocre School Of Gaming’.
KIXX OUT NOW £7.99 43% Steve Merrett, CU's resident skin flint, peruses the veritable cornucopia of budget games set for release this month... When Domark originally released this in December '90, it breathed new life into the platform genre. Up until Persia's arrival, the platform game had become stale and bland, with numerous contenders to the Mario throne disappearing without a trace. POP, however, went completely the opposite way and created a game that even console owners went green at. Controlling one of the most athletic and superbly-animated sprites ever, the player was given the
task of exploring a series of trap-laden levels in search of your kidnapped girly. Set against a tight time-limit, the game is the Amiga's equivalent of an Errol Flynn movie: it has sword-fights, grisly ends to the unwary traveller, and jumps that require pixel-perfect positioning. Of course, all this has been tried before, but none have put them together with the panache that Broderbund's coding shows. A classic, Prince Of Persia would still be recommended as a tull-price release, but for less than eight quid you ought to be locked up if you miss it.
PICTIONARY PRINCE OF PERSIA The boardgame conversion is a bit of an oddity. Unless it saves you loads of paper or bother, as in Elite's Battleships, they tend to be a bit of a waste of time. However, this theory really goes for a burton when used to describe Pictionary. In case you aren't familiar with the board game, a series of drunks draw what they think will describe a word, phrase or TV programme and the other drunks try to guess what they're trying to get across. Replacing the paper and pens with a simple drawing package, Domark attempted to recreate all the drunken thrills on the Amiga,
but the unwieldy and slow drawing system makes the game extremely tedious and long-winded to play. Everything else is fine and the computer handles the rules AMIGAbly, but I couldn't be bothered to go back after a couple of games, and I doubt if you will.
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PROSE N • SOFTWARE GAME OF THE MONTH FIRST SAMURAI AND MEGA-LOMANIA Following Mirrorsoft's rapid demise after the Maxwell scandal, UBI Soft have been extremely quick off the mark and have acquired Vivid Image’s superb First Samurai, and have bundled it with Sensi Soft's equally-excellent, Mega-Lo-Mania.
Although calling this a compilation is ILLft Mega lo Mania stretching the meaning of the word a little, It offers unrivalled value for money as both of the games are among the best of their respective genres. Vivid's Samurai is a massive platform affair, containing arcade adventure and beat ’em up ideas, whilst Mega-Lo-Mania is one of the most playable ‘God’ sims ever to hit the Amiga.
Put quite simply, no Amiga owner can afford to be without this duo and UBI's pack is quite easily the best thirty-quid you're ever likely to buy.
UBI SOFT OUT NOW £30.99 95% GAME OF THE MONTH JAMES POND Before there was Robocod, there was Pond... James Pond, and whilst the games are radically different in style, Millenium's first aquatic outing is a sterling budget release. Minus the extending powers of the second game, Pond is out to sort out the evil Doctor Maybe who is polluting the world's oceans and killing off all of our hero’s chums with his foul toxins.
Life who consequently turn on the aquatic agent. A bit slow in places, James Ponds major problem is that its sedate pace makes it rather too easy to solve. None of the nasties prove any real Thus, in a series of scrolling arcade adventure missions, James is out to thwart the plans and stop the tainting of the seas. All this is achieved via a series of object-related puzzles which gradually allow Pond to access further reaches of the play area.
Unfortunately, though, the pollution is affecting the sea- 67% OBH OUT NOW £7.99 COMBO RACER Before Gremlin experimented player leans in, doesn’t really add a lot to the action. It's a pity, as there is a lot to recommend about Combo Racer The road and sprites move smoothly, but when it comes to the crunch, it looks like a Honda Spacey comVI
• with vectors in Team Suzuki, their first bike-based racer was
Combo Racer. Using its side-car- rejated japery to add
something new to the genre, one or two- players must follow the
time-honoured pattern of beating the clock. A number of tracks
await the competitors, and as a bonus there is even a track
designer included which allows you to piece together your very
own Brands Hatch with all the bumps, tunnels and sharp bends
you think you can contend with.
The actual racing itself tends to be rather dull, and the novelty of the side-car actually affecting the bike's cornering unless the other Look out - he's ba k!
No window is safe. No fence is too high. The paperboy is determined to deliver the paper to his subscribers any way he can.
Tossing papers left and right, riding in three directions, jumping anything, this free-wheeling carrier visits more neighbourhoods and houses, faces more targets and obstacles, in more vivid colours thon ever before.
Plus, rad stunt riding and BMX tracks in bonus rounds. Choose to ride as either Paperboy or Papergirl too!
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was to prove unwieldy and Harrier, like Rotox, was doomed to
obscurity. Sadly, even as a cut-price title, it has a return
ticket.
SHOOT 'EM UP CONSTRUCTION KIT Although it doesn’t push the Amiga the way the C64 version did, Outlaw’s Shoot ‘Em Up Construction Kit is the nearest most of us will come to writing a game of our own.
Fully icon-controlled, SEUCK allows the user to create both scrolling or single-screen blasters, with up to eight sprites on the screen at once. The user is given complete control over their game, and can create the sprites, backdrops and the enemy attack waves using very simplistic commands. It shouldn't take longer than a day before you have something up and running.
Although the games you can create look dated, there is a good feeling of satisfaction whenever your creation works.
MOONSHINE RACERS Ah, what wasted potential. All the thrills, spills, and adrenaline-pumping car chases of The Dukes Of Hazard incorporated into a car game was the initial idea behind the game. The result?
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OBH OUT NOW £7.99 VOODOO NIGHTMARE Zippo Games' last 16-bit title makes it on to budget and, hopefully, the lower price means it won't be so overlooked Ihis time. Set in the African jungles, the mask-wearing hero, Boots Barker to you, has had a spell cast on him and must find the wilch doctor who can rid him of Ihe disfiguring curse and help him out of the hellish place. So, exploring the massive isometric play area, a series of puzzles and tests must be completed, each of which brings you nearer the doctor's temple and freedom. Although there isn't a lot ol variety within the flick-screens,
Ihe adventure element is quite compelling and the many dangers that lurk within the play area keeps players on their toes. It's nothing special and certainly couldn't warrant a full-price tag these days, but arcade adventurers who need a fix could do a lot * ROTOX ¦Respite earning CU’s coveted l Superstar Award, I never liked Rotox. Basically, it's a very pedestrian shoot'em up set against Creative Material's novel rotalional scrolling, and once the novelty of this system has worn off, so does the game’s appeal.
The idea of the game is to guide your gun-toting droid across a series of attractive levels, taking out a number of installations before repeating the process at a later dale-hardly devastatingly-powerful S spaceship to rid your world ssffsejsr- can jump and scuttle along the walkways that are located both at the top and at the bottom of the screen. On these levels, the aforementioned nasties lurk, and pressing the firebutton sends a boll lA Osrsr Wf message, Venus is a very nice-looking shoot'em up which is let down by the repetitive nature of its lev- GBH OUT NOW £7.99 AMERICAN FOOTBALL
COACH _ on the Amiga (1 Meg only) "AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACH is a good game.. It's certainly worth a look as the game play is superior to many full-blown simulations. I'll end by saying that it's extremely tough to have a winning season because the Al (artificial intelligence) definately plays hardball. Are you tough enough ? " _ REVIEW...STRATEGY PLUS ISSUE 16....FEB 1992.
YOUR TASK is to get LONDON'S name printed on the trophy in 5 years against some of the best coaches ever on your Amiga.
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STAGE ONE: THE BEGINNING (CODE: EDJI) After emerging from a pool of water, Lester Chaykin begins his adventure.
Walk right and stop on the edge of the next screen. Using a combination of standing kicks and crouches, kill ALL the slugs that fall from the ceiling and those that crawl across the floor. Repeat this on the next screen. If you don't get everything things will be harder later on when you have to run back along the same route. Keep going right until a huge black bear-type monster falls in front of you. Turn left immediately and run back the way you came. Don't stop.
Run past the pool where you started, onto the next screen and jump off the edge of the cliff, grabbing the vine.
Swing back to the right and drop. When you hit the ground, run right again until both you and the beast are shot at by the aliens.
STAGE TWO: THE CAGE (CODE: HICI) You wake up in a cage with one of the terrestrials. Rock the cage by pulling left and right on the joystick until it crashes on top of your captor. Pick up his gun.
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When you get to the triple doors, turn around and make shields that last long enough for your companion to open the doors. Run right when the doors open and go down one floor in the lift. Go left and blast the door. Quickly run back to the lift. Go down and up again as fast as you can; this will make the guard think that he imagined the explosion. Go back over to the hole above the guard and pull down before running left. Push up and wait for your companion to open a hatch. He'll then pull you up to the sewer level.
STAGE THREE: THE SEWERS (CODE: FLLD) Simple and quick. Left falls into sewer.
Left, right, right, left, right and out.
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RECHARGER (CODE: LIBC) Recharge your gun and blast the triple
doors. Recharge again and go right, past the blue dome and onto
the next screen. Duck quickly and shoot the alien with the
Mohican. Run right and - just as you about to go oft the edge
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STAGE FIVE: THE CAVERNS (CODE: CCAL) Drop down the first and second holes onto the balanced rock. Turn right and jump off the edge of the next screen, where you'll find some bones. Observe the falling rocks at the left-hand side of the screen: they drop in a pattern. Time your run and stop in a clear space. Take each of these two screens in two stages and you'll pass. Keep going right and here you'll find the trickiest part of the game. Suspended from the ceiling are various tentacles for you to negotiate.
Scattered across the ground are mouths which grasp at your heels, waiting to rip you apart. Don't be afraid to get close.
The first set simply require you to hop over them, but the second needs a swift combination of a long jump and skip.
Run right and blast the wall.
Go back past the creatures to the falling rocks which cannot harm you this time. Go up the slope and shoot at the bat-like creature. Go to the far left edge.
Jump up onto the stalactite and wait for the bat to be grabbed by the tentacles.
Then quickly jump from one stalictite to another until you reach the last one.
Here you must do a big jump to land back on the balancing rock. Jump off the left side and blast the support column from underneath it. Run up the slope and keep going, jumping the holes as you run, until you come across a huge cavern of water supported by a slim column.
Blast the column and run left, jumping the holes again, until you find yourself standing on a small flat rock over a hole. You will be shot up to the next ledge and all that’s left to do is to run past the waterfall.
STAGE SIX: BY THE WATERFALL (CODE: KCIJ) Run right and jump off the edge of the stairs, firing as soon as you land. Go right and jump over the stairs and go to the next screen. Make a shield and walk towards the doors. As long as there is a shield in front of you, the alien will throw his bombs. All you have to do is walk away from the doors, making them close, and the plasma balls will rebound towards him. When he's dead, run right, blasting the door as you go, and recharge your weapon. Now go left past the waterfall and go down the stairs. Go back right and jump down stairs. Duck and blast
the alien then go up stairs and blast the chandelier (this releases your companion). Go right and at the bottom of the stairs, as you go onto the next screen, you will be punched and knocked backwards. When your assailant has a hold of you press fire to kick him in the nuts. Run left and grab the gun. Duck and blast and then go right. When you're in the second arch turn around, make a shield and turn again to make a shield on the other side. Shoot the alien on the left, then the one on fhe right, and then go right. (This requires a great deal of practice. Try not to make a shield behind a
column or you won't be able to see how much damage it’s received).
STAGE SEVEN: BY THE WATER- FILLED PIT (CODE: EDIL) Dive into the water and start swimming down. Don't hang around as you've only got a limited air supply. Turn left when you reach the bottom and swim straight past the first hole in the ceiling to the second. Swim up here and catch your breath. Now go straight down and into the hole that you passed on your way in.
Turn right at the bottom and climb out.
Blast the electric cable and go back the way you came in, remembering to catch your breath. Climb out on the right-hand side. Run right and duck when the alien is just about to fire at you. Move forward so that you're close enough for the bombs to discharge before hitting you.
Shoot the blighter as he walks out from behind the shields.
STAGE EIGHT: ABOVE LIGHTED AREA (CODE: LALD) Drop down the hole on the right. Turn right quickly and blast the door. Run right very fast, ignoring the laser fire that's going on around you. Don't stop until you come to a grate. Stop just in front of the plate in the roof and make a shield on your left. Keep making shields until your companion rescues you. You will now be pulled up through the ceiling and clamber into a tank. Just press all the buttons until a red and green light appears in the top left of the control panel. Pushing the red one launches the tank's missiles and the green ejects
you from the tank into the last level.
STAGE NINE: ALIEN BATHING POOL (CODE: LFEK) When you land, run immediately to the right or you're toast. As you run along someone breaks through the glass windows. Keep running. When on the floor, push right towards the control panel.
When the alien (red-eyed beast) is about to walk under the rectangle in the roof, pull the first lever by pressing the button. A laser will frazzle him. Then quickly pull the next lever and crawl towards the light. Lasers will fire into the floor just missing you. Don’t worry, only the third blast can harm you so you should have plenty of time. You will be beamed up to the roof, reunited with your friend and ceremoniously fly off into the distance together. Ahhhhhh.
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A graphic masterpiece it may be, but if your adventuring technique makes Hercule Poirot look more like Inspector Clouseau, you're going to need some help. Here's the complete solution.
FEELING LUCKY You've seen 'Lucky' Jake Masters in countless over the top American blockbusters. He's rude, arrogant, charming and oozes more confidence than Adolf Hitler, He's also as dense as an undiscovered section of the South American rain forest so rescuing the kidnapped heroine is going to be about as difficult as it can be.
BLOWING IN THE WIND Starting off at the dock, Jake must take a rickshaw into the town to begin his adventure. On arrival outside the bar you'll see a piece of paper blowing around. Pick it up and go through the first door on the right. Once inside, go left towards the barman and enter into conversation. From your options complete the sequence of responses to Ho (3-1-1-1). Eventually, the thugs that have been hovering around the bar will join in the conversation. Reply (3-3) and you’ll get to meet Chi (who you'll need to persuade to come with you on your mission). Reply (1-3-3). Chi will
protest strongly about flying and, when he does, take the piece of paper you found earlier out of your pocket and drag it towards your hand. This produces a paper plane.
Click on Chi and convince him that flying's safe by throwing the model. You now have a companion.
Chi tells you to stop at Master Wu’s next door for healing herbs. You will need some seagull droppings from the dock. Go back and let Chi give the bird a prune, found in the shop. Take the droppings back to Wu and she will give you the herbs, a fake passport and a map of kidnapper Li Dengs fortress.
Take the rickshaw to the airport. When asked for I.D. by the immigration officer tell him you've dropped it in the rickshaw. Chi then has a chat and lets you onto the plane. Take the rope, crowbar and hook and fly to Chengou.
HAPPY LANDINGS When looking for a good place to land, move the cursor over the area and take Chi's advice. After landing, wait for the peasant. After a chat, take his clothes and put them on Chi. Give Chi the rope and lasso the cow and make him walk to the fortress on top of the hill. At the gate, wait for a peasant to go in. Give Chi the hook and make him go to the gate. Once inside, make Chi change into the Ninja costume to make himself PLAY T invisible. Go into the palace and up the stairs. After listening, go towards the trees in the courtyard. Attach the rope to the hook and throw it over
the wall to help Jake get inside. Go to the gatehouse and take the key. Go into the palace and wait for the sentry at the top of the stairs to disappear. Move left to the dinning room, take the wine and go left. Give the dog the wine and go back to the dinning room. Knock over the oil larqp. Go back into the kitchen and ascend the stairs at the back. Pick up the knife and go through the green door.
Shoot one snake. Kate will be bitten so pick her up and go towards the balcony at the end of the room. Take the cord from the left curtain and tie it to the rail.
Climb down and get into the tank. Turn the key to start it up if you want to play the arcade section. If you don't, select Win Arcade and you'll return to the plane.
PLANE SAILING Kate is very ill and only a man in Katmandu can save her. Give the herbs to Chi and fly to Katmandu. You will crash into the Himalayas. Carry Kate out of the plane and tell Chi (using answers 2-1 -1 -1) and then go off to find help.
Now. As Chi, go into the plane and retrieve the blanket and tent. Don't go near the front as the plane will topple over the cliff. Put the blanket over Kale and give her two portions of herbs. Erect the tent next to her.
Meanwhile. Jake finds himself at Amma's. Go left into the Blacksmith's and ask the boy where to get petrol. He will ask to go with you. Reply (1). Pick up the box. Get the chopsticks and take the coins with holes in from Chi. Put the chopsticks on the box and then the coins to make a toy car. Give it to the boy and he will give you some rubber piping. Head for the monastery on top of the hill. Go to the door and say (3). Tell the Lama (1-1) and leave the monastery to go to Amma's house. Tell Kate (3-1) then go to the telegram office (the building in the middle of the screen). Talk to the
woman. Go back to the monastery and speak to the Lama again. He will ask you to retrieve the holy scroll from Bojon. Go fo the bar which is to the left of the monastery just above the huts. Talk to the barman and then with the man on the left.
Tell Sardar (2-3) and give him your gun. A mob will form and recover the scroll from Bojon.
The locals will now fill up your plane, so you can fly to Istanbul.
When you've arrived in 92 HEART OF CHINA Istanbul, talk to the mechanic then leave the airport. Go straight ahead, then right and enter the club. Talk to the barman about using the phone. Speak to Lomax and tell him (2-2-1). You will then be arrested when you leave the club.
Assuming the role of Kate, go to the palace (back to the main street and forward). Speak to the guard to lind out why Masters was arrested. Go down the side of the palace and talk to the old lady. Return to the main street and enter the pawn shop. Give the man a gold broach and say (1 -2-1 -1). Talk to the man on the street and have a gamble.
Be cautious, though, with your first stake as you will need to buy a camel. Once you have 350 shekels go back to the pawn shop and buy a saw. Go back to the screen betore the airport and knock the little boy's oranges over. Apologise and he will give you a flower. Speak to the man with a camel and buy it. Saying
(1) . Go back to the palace to the old lady. She will then ask
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1) . Go back for Chi at the airport and after the plane has blown
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Lucky's money to the ticket man. Take the ticket and board.
GET LUCKY In the final stages, select Lucky to control. Use options (2-1-1). The game ends with an arcade sequence. If you don't want to play simply select Win Arcade and watch the game's ending screens.
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If my writing is difficult to read this month it s because my body is still shaking with laughter after watching the computer game show, GamesMaster on Channel 4.
The sight of Patrick Moore, looking like a reject villain from Doctor Who is more than the human mind can stand. While it's a change to see him appearing on TV in something other than that grey suit which he normally wears (the one that looks like he put it on with a spade!), he is still all wrong for the job. Still, look on the bright side, they could have chosen Bob Monkhouse. If they wanted someone who really knows everything, AND looks good on TV, then it's obvious who they should have called for. I wonder if my phone is working properly?
KNIGHTMARE Mindscape’s Knightmare is a magnificent RPG which is a worthy addition to the growing list of Dungeon Wasfer-style games and it deserves to sell like hot- cakes. Be warned, though: it starts hard and gets steadily tougher. There is also the slight problem that, before you can experience all of the wonders of the dungeons, you have to find the way out of the wooded area at the start of the game. This is a frustrating introduction which I could have done without, but I suppose all is fair in love and war. Each of the four Dungeon entrances are guarded by a Tree Monster which must
be destroyed before you can pass. Click on the trees and they will each give a clue as to which object you need to throw at them to make them disappear.
The tree to tackle first is the one looking for its child. In this case you must find the twig which is to be found lying on the ground next to the red switch near the starting point.
In the early stages, your men will suffer if they run out of food, but by building up your priest's powers he can cast a Fitness spell to replenish the Stamina of any hungry fighter who stands directly in front of him. As you will soon find out, it is essential to let your champions get their beauty sleep in order to rebuild their strength. To reduce the amount of snoozing time needed, though, get your Priest to cast an REM Spell before selecting the sleep option. REM is an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement and it's during this time that humans dream and 'Knit the raffled sleeve of care'.
S( p£ Welcome to what must rate as the most useful aid to trapped adventurers in any mag. This month's column is fair bustling with all the latest news and stories, and is backed up by the ever-useful Helpline where your questions are answered. So, if you are trapped by a demon or stuck behind a locked door, drop us a scroll... rir wl Here is a cryptic clue for those of you who are into the fourth Quest and are stuck at the Conveyer of Life. If this nasty piece of machinery is giving you trouble, why not ‘chuck a spanner in the works’?
HEIMDALL This Viking saga is a mixture of role- playing and arcade styles which looks good and has enough depth to attract players who want more than instant action. I wasn't too keen on the method chosen to carry out the combat sequences and there were a few too many instant death problems which cannot be anticipated for my liking - for instance, the only way to find out if there is a pit of spikes in front of you is to walk forward and literally get the point. I especially like the sequence where you have to chuck axes at the Viking maiden's pigtails.
One kindly reader has sent me a few hints for Level 3 of the game, so if you are up a fjord without a paddle read on.
Island 1. There is a pouch of pepper to be found here (which you can't get on your first trip), and a shop where you can buy essential Viking supplies. They didn't seem to think that nubile wenches were essential supplies when I called, but you can't have everything.
Island 2. There are three paths here which are found by using a Revelation Spell. The central path leads to a pouch containing heavy stones. Take these back to Island 1 to get the pepper pouch.
Island 3. On this island, you can use the pepper to get the silver ring which is stuck in the front of one of the boats in the harbour.
Island 4. (Skull Island) There is a magical lake here which can only be crossed by using a pouch of Runestones. The top path should be avoided because this leads directly to a Sea-Serpent. Instead, take the bottom path to find a chest containing a silver ring.
Island 5. The island holds a silver ring suspended in mid-air by a rope which must be cut by pressing switches on the floor to shoot arrows at it. Two arrows must hit the rope from two directions in order to cut it. There is more Ulan one combination of switches which will achieve this so don't despair.
MANIAC MANSION It may be fun to watch the Addams Family on the TV, but would you like to explore a creepy house which is full of weirdos? Gillingham's Steve Kennedy 'ain't afraid of no ghosts' and he has been leading his team through Lucasfilm's Maniac Mansion. He has found the Telescope Room at the top of the house, but using this coin-operated device has got him stumped. The telescope is used to look through the window of the Nurse's Bedroom and lets you see her using the combination which opens her wall-safe. The telescope won't work unless you first put a coin in the slot - however,
that is only part of the problem. Insert the dime that you stole from the Piggy bank in Ed's bedroom and press the right button. If you look through the telescope you will now see the edge of the house. To make the telescope turn further you will need to insert another dime and press the right button again. Pressing the left button will only show you a picture of an ugly alien - so be warned.
OPERATION STEALTH Paul Whitehorn of Hemel Hempstead is wandering around in Operation Stealth with a red carnation in his button-hole.
Unfortunately, he is all dressed up, but with nowhere to go. Having spent many lonely hours myself waiting under the railway clock for someone who never showed, I know just how he feels. The problem is caused by a naughty pixel which is hiding on the park bench.
Unless you can hit this minuscule target with the mouse pointer, you’re never going to (ind the spot which lets you park your bum. Once your hero manages to sit on the bench, things will happen very quickly.
CAPTIVE Who has six Mono-Cannons, two Lyte- Zappers and 200,000 in gold? No, it's not Saddam Hussein, it's Mrs A. Hood from Henley-on-Thames. Behind the crisp, lace curtains of Greys Green Farm, this female Amazon has been battling her way through the endless levels of Mindscape's Captive in a desperate attempt to rule the Universe.
Despite many hours of blood, sweat and tears she has come to a grinding halt on the planet Phoopel. Try as she might, she can't find the combination to box 15099.
Well, I've got good news for her, because mild-mannered, bespectacled super-hero Tony Gill is one of the few people who knows the answer to this closely- guarded secret. The combination she seeks cannot be found because if is behind the locked door which the combination opens! Unfortunately for her, and many other Captive purchasers, the early version of the game had this bug in it. Happily I've got just the picture you are looking for, and it should be on this page somewhere!
Mrs Hood - or 'The Hooded Horror’ as she's known to her friends - also sent me in several (rather long-winded) tips, too. Firstly, buy a Root Finder. This device is a compass which guides you to the front door of fhe space base. Not only is this essential to help find your way out when you detonate the generators, but it works equally well from the outside by helping you find the entrance when you first arrive on the planet. She hasn't, however, found a use for the camera, which is another essenlial piece of equipment - especially when attempting to do battle with the giants on the Space
Station. To use the camera, first make it stand on the floor and then switch on the View Monitor. The camera can now be rotated by clicking on either side ot the monitor screen. The camera will also walk one space forward each time you click in the centre of the monitor. On those occasions when there is a monster at the other end of a ladder, a sure-fire technique to nuke it is to risk one quick move to set up the camera at the other end, and nip back to where you can watch the monster's movements in safety. Each time it turns its back you can make a quick dash up the ladder and zap it
without fear of retaliation. Fight Dirty! Never give Alien Scum an even break.
FUTURE WARS Dominic Wan of Sydney, having managed to find a way to get in to the Medieval Monastery in Future Wars, is desperate to get out again. The exit he seeks is in the wine cellar and NOT that white circle in the middle of the courtyard which everyone thinks is the transporter beam. Firstly, take the cup from the room to the west and go to the wine cellar where you can ‘operate’ it on a barrel. Take the cup of wine to the east door and give it to the Father Superior. Examine the drunk monk to find something useful. Use it on the furniture to obtain one more useful item before you
return to the cellar where you can again use the object on a different barrel to find the way out.
ANOTHER WORLD Having purchased Another World tor his new Amiga 500 Plus, Max Harrower of St. Austell couldn't resist writing to tell IjiMvtU SMH» IJMSI
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LEISURE SUIT LARRY Ig ?
Everyone loves a winner they say, so how come I get so many letters about Leisure Suit Larry? Jonathan Maynard and friends from Suffolk tell me that they’ve been playing Larry II for months and they still can't figure out how to prevent the sun's rays from burning a hole in the bald nerd’s brain when he goes to sea in a lifeboat. Remembering that there are three of these intrepid adventurers working on the problem, you may be surprised to hear that their letter goes on to list the following objects in their possession: fruit, a sewing kit, a bikini top, and a wig. Now what do you think
they could use to protect Larry's bald head from the sun? I can just picture them trying for three months to persuade Larry to stick a banana on his head! Perhaps you guys should forget this game and take up train-spotting instead.
No doubt Peter Clark from Ilford in Essex would have solved that problem if only he could have got that far. As it is, he is still trying to get change for a 1,000,000 dollar bill back in the town.
Not being a snappy dresser, he doesn't know that really good clothes cost a fortune. Just try and buy a simple swimsuit in the Italian Boutique and you'll see what I mean.
ELVIRA - MISTRESS OF THE DARK Vet another reader who is tiptoeing around in a creepy house is P.J. Proctor from Sheffield who is playing Elvira - Mistress of the Dark. Having fallen under the spell of the alluring Elvira, he has helped her find the keys she seeks from the Gatehouse. Stable, Torture Room, the Hawk and the Invincible Knight up in the battlements, but key number five still eludes him. I suggest he leads the dark-haired beauty to the kitchens and persuades her to climb into the dumb waiter. First, though, to solve the lack of light in the passageway, HOW TO USE THE ADVENTURE
HELPLINE Write to me, Tony Gill, at Adventure Helpline, CU Amiga, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane. London EC1R 3AU, with your problems and any useful hints you can give in response to those readers languishing in these pages! Make sure you include your full name and address, and I will do my best to answer your problems.
Elvira will need to whip up a Glowing Pride spell from her cookbook before she goes wiggling on her way.
MONKEY ISLAND If someone took all of the letters which I receive on The Secret of Monkey Island and laid them out - I'd be glad to get rid of them! In an effort to answer some of the most commonly-asked questions, here's some useful facts. You can pass the deadly piranha poodles by feeding them with a mixture of stew and the yellow flowers collected from the forest.
Most of you have figured out that a mug of gut-rotting rum will help the prisoner to escape from the cell, but the trick is getting it from the Bar to the prison. The rum melts the mug before you can make the journey no matter how fast you run, so use more mugs. Pick up all the mugs you can find (remembering those behind the curtain), and set off for the prison.
Once you receive the message that the mug containing the rum is just about to dissolve, use the mug of Rum on an empty mug and you'll be able to continue on your way.
There are also lots of readers who are having no end of problems trying to get to a set of oars which are just out of reach. You all appear to have found the dead man who has a piece of rope, but you complain that the rope is too short.
Firstly, there are two pieces of rope to be found. In the fort where you found the spyglass there is another piece, and, once you have the rope from the dead man, WALK to the Jungle, and go directly to the bottom of the screen.
Highlight the cursor on the Crack. Use the rope with the strong branch, before walking to the Sturdy Stump. Use the rope with the sturdy stump. Walk to the oars.
POLICE QUEST Whilst I have great problems just finding a woman, Scott Ralph of London complains that he can't get rid of one. In Sierra's Police Quest there is a young lady called Sweet Cheeks who is beginning to cramp Ralph's style, but there seems to be no way to ditch her. Ralph could try calling her a Taxi, but doesn't know how to. The trick is to return to your own hotel room and use the phone to call 411 (America's Directory Enquiries). Say TAXI and you'll be given the number 555-9222.
SPACE QUEST III Julian Barthet of Malta has successfully infiltrated the secret headquarters of Scumsoft Software, but is now in danger of being' blasted to sub-atomic particles by the automatic intruder system. Ask yourself this question: who can walk ' Bund unnoticed in any Top Secret Building ? The answer is, of course, the Cleaning Staff. Once inside, go North and enter the door on the West wall.
Here you'll find a pair of janitor's overalls and a Zap Trash device. Wear the overalls and enter the Accounts Office. You will notice that beside each desk there is a wastepaper basket which needs emptying. Make your way through the office using the Zap Trash as you go, but don't miss a basket or the robot sensor will 'Zap' you.
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POO7075 PINK FLOYD THE WALL |6| Yeeh! A huge Ovrc Msed on Hn!
POO76 PLASM TEX Kkkln SoulltSoul musk bests 8 wSd copper ptasira!.
P0001 AGONY DEMO Brillant grachict in Ins gam* demoahow It to ST em POOM ALARM MEGAOEMO Nice new demo with a good acid type wdeo )* P000S AMOS 30 DEMO Shows you some effects thst are posstt* with If.
P0007 ANARCHY INSPIRATION IS NONE Demo with superb rty trsce GFX PD008 ANARCHY MADNESS II Bobs ar«J Filled Vectors, superb nwslc!
PD009 ANARCHY SYSTEM VIOLATION Classy demo Vector Be* G»i Cod P0010 ANARCHY DIGITAL MNOYATION Their latest and best. Superb!
P0011 ANIMATORS MEGADEMO A nk* new tregedemo from th* Annan P0013 BASS MEGAOEMO Great megademo with tom* houaey hous* ituk P0016 BUDBRAINI HIBrious megademo. House musk vBeo 8 wore POOt 7 CASCADE MEGADEMO Curious demo with ¦ puzzle and an acid pal!
P0018 CHAOS ROCK A fantastic l«M show Bated on fractal Moerra.. P0019 COOL FRIDGE A plasma mkgdamo. * you Hie these FX gel mil v* PD020 CRIONICS MEGADEMO Includes the »uc rb roddona demo and nr PD021 CRIONICS NEVERWHERE Simrb! Wkh a Real workd demo 8 Made* PC022 CRIONICS TOTAL DESTRUClON Very nice ptasma plus kkkln ruse PD0232S ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO Eullent. Huge demo on 3 disks!. (1) PAW7 GHOSTBUSTER ANMATCN Ana on the popular ghoelBusHrs trees PAW8 GYMNAST ANIMATION Anlmatcn ol egymnast swinging on bart.1l PAW9 HAPPY ANNATIONS HappyMan. TreeFrog. Windowmsn and Hanrw PAMO NGHLANDER SWORD
AMMATION Anrm ot s Scotsman darting PAM2 LAUREL AND HARDY Braccaf Aotlns. Select your him trorn the vO*A PAQS31UCMT CYCLES (2) Huge anlmaBcn from the Trontim Feb tog' PAOSSIUX0 TEENAGER Father 8 son lan«animation. Eicallsnt tM .
PAUfi MAGICIAN II this ores a bit batter, more glossier this tow round I* PADS? MAGICIAN Srralar to the luggkr anra. But not quit* as glossy 1M • PA058 MINER A minor Iruck loading coals Into a buggy lo Be taken away PA059 MR POTATO HEAD Watch the potato man in cabaret!.
PAMO NEWTONS CRADLE ray traced animation, pkit F-19 and RoeUng cM PAM t PH ARO AH Anil ATCN An animation ot a Pharoah kings mask.
PAM2 PIANO ANIMATION Tha Is an anmatlon ol a cartoon, piano!
PA028 AGATRON ANIMS 5 grei r_____________ PA079 APPLECUS ANIMATION Great anlm ot an abacus (acptocus”) PA030 BAD WO ANIMATION Not too bad this on*.. PAQ31 BASKETBALL A basketball player ehoollng * Ball Mo Ih* net. TM .
PACO? BONGO ANIMATION Anlmaoon ot a man pfay.rg th* Bongo drums .
PA033 BUSY BEE Cut* anmatlon ol a treat. Be*. EHoet looks wooden tl.
PA034 CLOTHES PEG Bouncing doth** pegs and more Nol Bed. IN PA035 COOL COUGAR A cartoon style anlm. Tells the story olcotWCougatH PA036 CU SPACESHIP A cool sculpt 4D anlm ot a ship circling a gloBt • PA037 DART ANIMATION Good animation ol a dsn passing through v tgj PA038 DRAGONS LAIR TIME WARP Anmatlon ol Ihe cartoon game IN.
ERC-S AMY VS WALKER Cut* 8 *e«y17) squirrel cflaetog Wa~ ' “ ......"*n and W*.
PD034 DRAGONS MEGADEMO An oid demo but-tt* one O th classics' PDC35 ELVIRA DEMO An ezeilent demo of a very good game!
P0C06E PIC Incradtte preview to anew gam by Ocearvveclor* 1M PD03738 ER PLANO (2| Brill kalidescope patterns on this graal demo! • POC39 FILLET THE FISH Similar to pugaa. But not quite as good.. POWO FRAXON "REVENGE* Cartoon style horror todeo recorder' fumy!
POOt! F RAX ION FUTURE VISIONS Superb Ahmsjyp irtro plus pchrea i PO042 GOLDfIRE OBLIQUE INFMTY Nk* megademo with an acd ndee( PO043 GOLDFIRE UlTMATE FX Another good nwgademo horn Gokflte.
POOM HORZEN SLEEPING BAG Great wUDpe * ~ PO045 IntXANA JONES OEMO Nk* cto of the
- ------ Dot Saddam PA071 THE BOINGS Gre» PA072 THE JUGGLER
the___________ ______ PAD73 THE KNIGHT DEMO Antmabon of a kngM
dlmbmg out ot a bock tl PA074 THE WALKER DEMO Helicopter
attacking the walker Film style. 111 PA07S THE WALKER DEMO I
Walker Attacking the A2OC0. Not Bad. 1M.
PA076 UGLY MUG AHMATION Th ugly mug goes lor a spto! .
PA077 UNICYCLE ANIMATION Eietlent anmatlon ol a iricyde 8 a ear!.
PA078 WWGS SuperB quality red baron Biplane anmatlon. Very me*. 111.
PA079 ZEUS BUST ANIMATION Anlmabon ot a golden Bust rotsttog!.
PA079 MR POTATO HEAD 2 Another great Chris HI! Animation disk'.
PAMO LEMMINGS ANIMATION Great Mmmlngs animation Check ¦ out. 1M PD026 CRUSADERS SPACE DELIFBA FarCasllc music by Driiwwsone PC027 CRYPTOBURNERS HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER lovely filed vrctarM PTO28 DARKNESS MEGAOEMO II Another unlrmted bobs demo IT PDM9 DANISH KNOW HOW A dsstlc demo! Well worth getting !
PD030 DEAD DANCE TwfASH Amazing thrash metal soundtrack I PD031 DEFJAM PIXEL NATIONS N e irykparl demo with plasma.
PtKO? DEVILS LABYRINTH Great new demo with some tab ertetts.BGBWai PD033 DEVILS NO REALITY Another great multipart demo trom Devtb!
PAOM PROBE SEQUENCE PrcCe InvMtigaleiilte tones on dltUnlpUnet V PA06868 REAL 30 (tSuperB demo ot etltcM possible »wn Real 30.tag! • PAMS REAL THWG HORSES demo ot Ihe animation pscksgi ¦ PA070 SHUTTUCOCK AHMATION 2 shuttles playng with i m characters on springs!! .IN 08 PP07833 UPORADE [fi Wo . PPOJAGS VAUX KILLERS (21 An old bul qutlo good ?mg demo 2mg PPC0637 WALKER DEMO 12) Th 2 disk 2mg version ol this classic den PP03839 WAVE SAILING (2) A Net animation of s wave seder! 1 .imfl PP02124 LANDING |4| Tobet Richer Powwanm! Superb ray In Mtg&and Stealthy bomBer cartoon tM ¦ M anlm ot a
day m the Me ot a housefly'• anmatlon that'SwKoOAtMII out ole bosk tl.
POWER ANIMATIONS I IDEtoto lh vevttors, n PPOOt 2 ANTI LEMIMGS (2) Absolutley brillant animation I Gal Pas roe a PP003 AT THE MOV*S Cuts anm trorn Mr Schwartz leeturtog Amy tc~" PP0047 AUTOMATED LIGHT (4|Fab batflesur galecbc* type anmettc PPVM10 BUZZED (3) Great animation ot a wasp crasNno tolo things. 3M PP01112 DATING GAME (?l Superb new demo IromE tc Schwartz. Get* PPOI315 ORAGONS LAIR (3| Three awg power demo with socrd ettects ..... -PFlndoi ..... PP0I6 GULF WAR ANIM Find out wtat happen* to Hussein1 Bnllunt 2np PPOt 7 JUGGLER I Juggler me*(e Me Juggler Great tollowup 13M*g PP01820
LOST IN SPACE |3| Remember Ihe old TV sen** 7 Tta is *!
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• SOC44 AnoU4 good eiploretlon game on 2 d I Chop the blocks in
this martisl arts game I0M BAGDAD PRO DGAl SON IDM06 MUSIC *, ,
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* « CtGfTAl CONCERT 2 Thirteen minutes ot musk. Doctor In the I
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* 31 CtGfTAl CONCERT 1 Another house musk ra-ml. Greet quality ¦
Love It
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release ot IN* popular program, new fl A superb four channel
sequencer. Easy to u» fl CohbtLATtON Com pi let Ion ot track*
typepr 2H
• • t DO THE BARTMAN I I pin printers' lo origin! Edho Icon tank
base mug thiw im i v rvi.j -«nr-twna runnx mcuMucmU Another
good classic demo. » POIH WITH VECTORS TO HEAVEN New domo yust
In, check I Ml.
2117 WRATH OF THE DEMON DEMO Another to show ott Ihe machines gf*.
LOtr) REBELS CXITLANO Latest demo from * proWk outM! Excellent F01JSIEFRENS GUARDIAN DRAGON A eery me* new demo from Ketrens!
F0171 D VINA TECHMD FRIGHT Vectors m front of Han pcs7 Good! .
F0IZ2 4C0C MONEY TALKS Amueng animated certoon ot Angus 1 cot.
(0123 ITALIAN BAD BOYS MANGAO Japanese style cartoons 2 lechno music Foiif 4NDR0MEDA DECAYING PARADISE Very good vector demo A music! - F012S FUY OF HOPE 2 Greet megedemo. Good music A graphics!
FofJt LEROY i Great pock Inc, Subolance, Shining vector. A more!.
F0177 BASS SUBLMINAl VISION Very hea.y rave music A graphics!
FU12I OVINE INSPIRATOR New mask disk by Gddftre. Very good.
* 14 CtGfTAl CONCERT 6 Latest in ttw series, very good quality
House mask WB DIGfTAL DEBUSSY Greet classical musk from Mr
Baxter. 6air de kune.
Jttl CtGTAL DEBUSSY 2 Mora greet DeCussy (recks on this 2nd disk. .
* ? » DO THE BARTMAN (3| The Chari toping song sampled on 3
disks!.
* u EQOAUANIAI Oetro wkh e greet dance musk Ireck and fab
equifinrs!
* C 43 EVIL FORCES Brand new msga ecd house demo Iswewtngfrt).
* M45 HELLOWEEN DEMO Great scraemng rock guitar demo! |2 disks).
* M GENESIS LAND OF Cot US*DN A sample of Ihe wel knovm track. •
m: 48 GOLDfIRE CEREBRAL DELIGHTS (2) Excadenl musk disk. .
* M JARRE DOCKLANDS The keyboard wizard, sampled on your amlga..
* 51 JUSTIFY MY LOVE Remn of Meirru song phis more mixed in!
IKEFFENS JUKEBOX This ones sup* I lovely music with a Juke box RW1 IM GREATEST &4 TUNES Over WO cl RUN ALCATRAZ THE POWER' Eicedent remix ot the song by Snap.
Pm ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC A superb musk disk well presented.
2** ALCATRAZ SOUNDS OF ENERGY Four Great house muw tracks .
RJJT19 AMAZING TUNES It |3| This ones a biogy loads ot greet music t R*tO AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four EXCELLENT songs that won the party .
(*” OUEEH • THE MYISJBIE MAN Aso racludes a remli of rid* on llw* RBI? UAGADEUS CLASSICAL Superb rendition, ol Elns Klein* He .
Wt3 ANARCHY CAPTURED PAGINATION E.cel 1*4 presented music by 4-
* 7 TALK TO TK TREES Another very Ninny sampled muek Comedy
track.
* n TECHNDTFKNIC REMIXES Pumo Up Ihe Jem and Get Up I
* n TECHNDTRCWIX REMI The songs remixed krto one greaf track!
* B JHE SOLNCS OF GNC44E Mahorwy and Kaktus muek. 46 greet lures
* T TttitORClE MUSIC More Commodore W sty* musk. Very good
VtVALOt • FOUR SEASONS |7) Superb 4 Season by Mr Baxter*.
ry bitsyoh no Timy MalletARGHHHH Rbft BANGNG RAVES Yeah ! Pump up the music. UcUn remi. Ol house RMI5 BEAST SONIX Scoop*, presenl Ihe music Irom Beast I al tunes.. Rbft BEATLES SONIX Lota ot Beetles music done In Sonlil.
WIT BUTMASTER 808 STATE Cuba and more ol Ihis type ol music RntB BEATMASTER I LOVE TECHNOLOGY More of the rave type muse. .
WU BRUNO'S MUSICBOX II Ties la great Jau-fur* music! .
M&r BRUNOS MUSIC BOX in Some superb luHunk musk on s 2 disk set!
(DIM SdlPSONS BY DECAY W«h superb ..... FolOi SMPSONS EQWNOX Remi. OTthe eongk pksof cw...-__ F01034 ST PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS 60s S|1e dfrero bom BraaxM?)
F0K6 TECHNOFLkGHT UEGADEMO Not a 0M im* megademo.
J0IC6 TECHNOFRIGHT A spooky demo rnlh good music A effects'
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the year "n fM TOO SEXY Greaf 2 disk set Of Bv* recervl tune!
(2, - THE SMAMEN MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN Another greet 2 dsk set* (21
* mv MOZART HORN CONCERTO'S 4 superb concerto s Irom H.Gamon .
* B FtAHO TUNES 9 great Protreckered tracks Irom Andy Chiton!.
N you do
• demob, Greet qua try ho.
(21 PopMuHC. P 2 Thirteen mlnu _..'JAnotherhous. _____________
* 32 CtGfTAl CONCERT 4 Four tongs Including Got lo keep on •
frlllisnt!!
* 33 CtGfTAL CONCERT 5 The Power. Kaos. Keep Busan and Touch Us.
RKJOASSICAL MUSIC Greet music ol Bech. Handel *«e from Rob Bart*..
* 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC I Another great classical music disk. .
* N CRJSADERS BACTERIA Great music *sk on* of the best eve* .
CaiSADERS AUDIOX Anoth* cW.wc muuc disk, gram musk.
W LEO 2EPPLN Redilion of Slai-wa, to heaven Creel!
* P GRAPVNE MEGAMIX Really nee musk «*sk. Wcrth llt*mng tp "CM
ERASURE MIX Rema of «asu-es top songs.
"CM Mice MJSKC 5 BrMlerrl hous* muwc ramli
• m ISO OONT PAMC Superb new musk disk, exehtnt qualify muak.
* 545- MADONNA VOGUE |4| Sampled raaix of the aorg good quality!
* U MAGfCTIC FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Crammed tul Jgreat chip musk!.
* n72 SILENTS BLUES HOUSE |2) Tangenn* Dream style musk 8 game'.
* n SLENTS FIX! POWER House ¦ up musk Inc Remix of tricky disco.
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* ¦ MUHO OF SILENTS This Is a must! Greet etmospfwrk muek!
IC* PE CHE MOOE MUSIC Nice soundtr orad disk ot their musk' m? DMOB MUSIC 3 A Greet quaMy house musk remi. Really geed ' . PumpUpTheJam 8 mo ZARCH I Great musk tracks me. Itsy bit-,.-..., "04 ZARCH 2 Anxrwr great peck of axtiient tunes!
FW5ZARCH 3 kfcrc good quaky lures on this compODon.
M SILENTS ICE latest demo from Vie Stems. Briftant music .
Muak here.
Pat. Wel cool, gs by twins of Phe- SLIDESHOWS MUSIC DISKS HHEWTPOWS MUSIC 81
* 4 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS I Second In Ihe senet More muak'.
* P POPETE MEETS THE BEACH BOYS Great demo very Ninny!.
* S RAZOR FACE ANOTHER DAY This Is an Incredible musk Ireck I!
"Bn RHAPSODY IN BLUE Greet conversion of Gershwin musk by Rob 8ax- (TON RED SECTOR CeBIT 93 An oO cl*Mk flllM vector demo, music FD7M91 REO SECTOR MEGAOEMO (7) Sill stood the lest of lime. Good.
FWH SC00PEX CMROWUM Supirb d*no -th areal g-aphks wrf-usk.
FOW SCCOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER On of Ihe best demos cf all lima. .
Nwi runt wtimuuutHi Krraem iractai Oemos very nice.
F03U REBELS MEGAOEMO1 An Od clutc Nest from in* past'.
REBELS COMA This ere is ¦ classic ! The best Acid video on Amiga PS034 GRUSEL SLIDE Eerie fantasy side from Germany, unusual.
PS035 HARRY ENFIELD S S A SS Of Hsny Enfield 8 Smith 8 Jones PS036 HEROC DREAMS SS t Greet fantasy art pics from PEHOLE.
PS037 HERC4C DREAMS S S 2 More greet fantasy art pkture*.
PS038 HERC4C DREAMS S'S 3 And yef more great tarcasy pictures.. PS039INV1S8LE WORLD Nof ona lor people scared ol creepy crawl lea!
PS040 IRON MAIDEN SS Dvjaaed pica ol Iron maiden 8 more!.
PS041 42 JIM HENDRU SS Great pkehow of Ihe 60a rock legend! (2).
PS04J JOE SS 1 Vary good quality Ssa *&wn in Dpelni. Joe so PS044 JOE SS ? Mora supvan pica by Joe. Check them M lor yoursell.
PS045 KELLY SS Some eicallent quality HAM picture*. .
PS046 KH4 WILDE SS Lots ot pks but mainly r Week 8 while. • PS047 48 MADONNA SS Lois ol pictures but nteds 1 mg 8 2 drive* (2) PS049 50 MADONNA DICK TRACY SUOE Out* nice SS. (2) PS052 NAGEL PICTURES Great h res pictures from a tamou* PS0S3 NAPALM DEATH SLIDE This one Is lor over the lop mosh*s PS054 NASA SLOES t Picture ol Ihe space shuttle landing ' " PTOOt ALGORTTMMS Mdi program tor synlhebc aausk creation PTM2 APT OF MED Oitk Ml of Med music score* .
PTC03 ASI AUDIO MAGIC Collection ol soundtrKk** and ripping progs!
FTC04 A9 AUDIO MAGIC 2 latest coSedkm of soundtrack* programs!
PTC05 CASK CZ EDITOR Superb program . 250 patches lor Cm£ CZ series.. PTC06 DELUXE MUSIC DATA Some scores need md ayntht (Deluxe muak) PT007 FUTURE COMPOSER A cMp muak sequencer Complex to use. But good PT0O8 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR A musk sequencer. SimSer to soundtrack*.
PT009 IFF SAMPLES Greet «-p.es taken Irom the Kawel 1 digital synth- PT010 JAMCRACKER Four chanrwl chp musk aequenc* Handles sample; PSC6I WATERSHP DOWN Cute si . ..... PSCB2B3 WRESTLE MAMA (2) Cotleebon of picture and arwnatlona Good 1 PSC84WWF WRESTLERS Pkturea ol Huik (togan and Ihe rest of Em. Great!.
PSC85 YABBADABBA DOO Hey Hey Hey Its the ftintstonea! Wfrne. Trad . .. PSC66 SONIC OYNAMKC HIRES 5 Superb 40* coksur pica on (hi* dak! .
PSCB7 ALTERED DECEPTIONS Superb *ak of pktuea from Cws Hill!.
PSC68 EVOLUTION SUOE Pks Iran one ceiled Ilf lo humanity” .
PSC69 RAINBOW SLIDES Zjppr, 8 Bungle 8 the theme musk!
F fractal landscape PS0Q7 ADVANCE HAM A collection ol brilliant droned preturn Mdi music • PS003 AOATRON S Some superb HAM pictures, creeled Ot Tobias Riche* .
PSOM AGATRON 8 Incredible 4M6 cdor ray traced SS Gel this one) • PSCOS AGATRON 8 Exceden! HAM pictufes. With some good rruslc loo. Mega !
PSM6 AGATRON 9 Iter* of ftchlers superb worts. Ajiln bewd on Star Irek.. PSCO' AGATRON 12 Some more great pictures on IMS new dsk • PSC06 AIRCRAFT SHOE Lois o' pictures of fighter aircraft. • PSM9 ASTRO»*CMV SUOE Me* pcs of conalelliborrs. Jfcax.es netutae e«ef.
AP0002 . TREASURE SEARCH Fkd the burled treasure in this fun game AP0052 . FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED a Greet form design ! Program.
APDW2 . ARCADIA A race veralon ot Ihe popular braekcut game APC078 . RAINBOW WARRIOR Paint with coppers and **v« them out!
APDM3 . AMOS PAJNT V3.7 Nke pemi package m 2-44 coiourt.
APKB5 . REVERSI . SNAKES 8 LiOOEte 7 wet! Known games APC096 . PAIR IT Matgh Ihe cards to make a pair.easy lo play Imb APC097 OYNAMfTE WCK Nke Kte amos game, living SS aatesidl . . - iSuperb quality .
PS063 PENTAGON 8 DRIFTERS Vary high quality M-re* B W lanlasy pictures.
PS064 PMDTMONTAGEI SS on .irtous sublets v*y nicety done.. PS06S PMDTOMONTAGEII Another great slide of vatfous subjects.. PS066 POP STAR PICS Plocies of Mel 4 K» Madoms. Curiosity 8 PSB .
PS067 RICK PARK S ART Dpsinl style pictures Ml done n HI Reeolullon.. PS068 ROGER DEAN Digbaed pktuet by Ihe artIM all m HAM mode. Good.. PS018 CHRSS ______ PS0I9 COLOURCYCLES PS020 CREEP SHOW In PS021 DARKLORO SS Lots of pkturea’ln the Oerklord* style PS022 DEBBY HARRY SS Some mce wturns of 70s popstar i2 disks!
PS023 DEMONS IIA rulity SS from C-Oryk of Oemons with music PS024 DESERT ISLAND SS Lots ol nice pkh»es on tha disk. - PS02S-26 DIVINE VISIONS (21 A SS of MythySoocal gods with music PS072 SUPER NAM CARS Superbly dgibsed SS In M*lK*d HAM. Mega!.
PS073 SUN CONNECTtCM SUOE Greet ray need pictures on this disk.. PS075 TOTAL RECALL Music and pictures from Ihe Amie s SO * lllm. Greet!.
PS07877 TERMINATOR II SUOE Great aide of a greet film! (2) (3079 VAX SS Pktu-es downkeded from a rax system Very nice Indeed il Ihose rebbttv greet for the kids.. PSOti 15 BUTTERFUES (2) High quality tfidshow of butterflies. By WS .
PS016 CBS ART lots of picture screen* from the good old Commodore 54 PS017 CHAMSAW SLEPERS This on* Is Gross, the pictures are naff but Mai
* GreN pcs bom a great artist!
APD130. THE WOOOCN BALL A sharrwar. Game 1 mb AP0132. FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE Me* gsnooOgy crogram (mb APOl 35 . SIMON 8 SPACE MATHS 2 educational games on this dak . APOl 37. TtlE TRIAL ST” ...-...... AP0138.
P9JJ1 GARFIELD Digitised SS of Ihe cartoon hero by Jim davla • PS032 GENOCIDE greet lantasy Side with unusual lades A wipe* A sc________ PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE High quality ray traced pics by a german artist. .
Nctvii rntic-ci runr r.u. ... r____ PSC67 NEXT PtXILIUM Very nice pictures al done In Dpaint plus some music.
PS358 MGHTBREED Yukky SS Irom Ihe lllm. Muse suits the pictures I. PSQ6960 MGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SS graat lor all traddy ta ~ Idobsed.
PS06970 SHENTSCH 42 (2) This Is superb side* plus a great musk track.
PSOTI SPACE BUBBLES Greet fantasy art picture* In dt*leced hi PT011 KAWAIK1 Editor tor changing you- patches on your keyboard PTOt 2 KAWAI K4 This S tttilar to above, a patch edSor for K4 synths PT013 MED J2 Vsry weal rarskn of this superb sequencer. Greet' PS027 DR WHO SS Pfcoes of Or Who and the infamous Oaleks!.
PS028 FENN TASTK Voi 1 Picture shoe of Twki peeks star Shtnln Fa dofcullSOsScin MUSIC UTILITIES S MIDI AMOS PUBLIC DOMAIN capes 8 star atuMed skes. Muak!.
A" PSOIti
- .2V ryi|f « ____ PT0I4 MED MUSK DtSK Some race med musk
ot_________ PT0I5 MO DISK Conums kd* of useful mi* programs lor
aynth owr PT018 NOSETRACKEB Mask sequencer used by the pros.
Stacks of PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER Fl PT03123 ST-8? • 89 3
disk lull ot graat s PT03A3 ST-97 8 98 2 mora graot disks tun
of u i NOSETRACKER kkask sequencer i , , PT017
NOISETRACKER-EXECUTEABLE Convert modules to i___ PT018
PERFECTSOUND SAMPLER Nke sample edit program with samples!
??!! ?9LAM0_0110 »_ 0 Convertor program, corned Rcfeod samples to IFF PT024 ST-K) BEAST SAMPLES Urrefr pen'ttut* sourvj, hcmBlesLOtT’ ?IMS*7«.ST:90;M SAMPLES 0f»$ Studio quality samples. Excellent!!!.
¦ter program i PT070 SAMPLES DISKS ST-01 TO ST-10 Various daks available dng fcr deteis.
PT021 SOUNDTRACKER 26 New r*------------------------- PT022 SOUNDTRACKER A i PT023 SOUNDTRACKER ( APOl 66 . PICK UP A PUZZLE Oetedrsk 3 APOI67. JtGHANA Datadisk t (needs LP013) APOl 76 . DATABASE MASTER V20 Nee UIat»w APOte&l • DUNGEON DELVER Roam round m APOI82 3 - PtXIE KMGOOM Aroth* gi APO190 ? Bl ACKBELT ChO APOI96 • BOMBS FROM 6 _________________ AP0206 . R-ORAW 1.48 Another well laid out drawrij package.
APD72I . AMOS BMGOCRACK THE COOE 2 games on this dsk.
APDJ29 . AMOS MULTIPAJNT Anoth* Amos paint program!
APD230 . AMOS ASTEROIDS Four versions of Ihe asteroids game.
APD231. AMOK Your robot Is trapped in a strange wortd t mg APD237 . SHAPES Very nke ItBe purM gome.
APD257 . CASSETTE LABELLER . MIXEO SOURCE Make your own cassette APD271. WIZARDS DOMAIN Meaty done graphical advent* game APD284 . AMOSAGRAM Me* anagram program.
AP0292. WAR 0 THE FOUR A sharawera graphic adtenlur* game APD293. GRAND PrtX SIMULATOR Not ¦ race gams.more of a emulation.
APD314 . BLACKJACK TRAMER A nc* new Ueckjec* gem !
AP0318 • BOMG Get Herberl back home to Ns village1 APD32S . HANGMAN V2 Hangman game vMh editor' AP0326 . HYPERBALL latest version of woodenbelt *n exellent game!
AP0329 . FRUIT MACHINE Oullo a nke HtO* frul machine program’ Public Domain 99p LPD25. THE MISSION A graa't iext advwn*urav«an inHtoffSsk LPD26 . CYAD Coded Ihe dtamonda in tfM puzzle game IPD27 . FLOWER POWER grow (towers before bugs munch them away.
LPD28 . BUODBASE Simple lo use database with Moral LPD29 . BIG TOP FUN 4 great educational games for younger children LPD30 . SMYMER Mxraery rhyme advencura gam* for young or ok LPD3I . CU PRINTER DufclP Phnla a screen 9*-p of the screen disoiay LPD32 . HARD DRIVE MENU SYSTEM Has mwvj of ov* 3«0 dams.
LPD33 . CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT Produce aland Non* adranluree LP034 . INVOICE PRWTER Ouck production ot Invoea* on LP035 . T-TECORAW Techrical drewmg program ..... LPD51 . MAGICAL YOUNG ARTIST 0.___________ LPD52 . LC24200 FONTS Same at LPD22 but for 74 pin pi LPD45 . SPRITEX VI32 New tpnte editor. *up*tor lo *igin*l editor!
LPD58 . CTEXT VI .23 end 1.3 for programmers, u LPD57 . KIDCSES CLIPART Anoth* nfo* cllpan disk' LPD58 . LOCKS KEYS 8 ENEMIES New gem*' LP059 . THE PREHISTORIC FUN PACK Great disk fOr th* Udel LP060 . TECHNO SNAIL Good new game!
LP061 . THE FINAL CHAPTERV* good!
B Ml* pietlorm game!
LP018. TOUCHSTONES An IsMdo typa gam played with tlM* LPOI9 . X4T-50 Shoot objeds across th screen LPO20 • WORDY A bask Amosware wordproceasor program, quhe good LP021 • 0UING0 Greet quiz game In which you piay Bingo LPO22.LC10 FONTS New fonts lor your Star iCld IcBo printer LPDZ3. ESP Coaad the letters ESP LPD74 • SHIMMG WAY OF KUNG FU 2 disk game with good graphic* (E5J0) program help* the kid* to spell LPOtl • GOGETTER A card game wtwre you have lo pees go.
LPD12 . HYPNOTIC LANDS cafch bells coming down lour jfttrwit lanes LP013 . JIGUANIA A ligsaw solving puzxl* 8 t (gsew consbudlon M LPD14 . PLAY IT SAFE For Ihe very young, help* lo l*Kh safety at home LP015 . ARC ANGEL SHAPES Make pictures from e variety of shapes LP016 • REVERS II Mew improved version of Revsrp LP002 . ARC ANGEL MATHS An eduealional LP003. GALLEONS Fofcw LPO« . JtmGLE UtKLE con'DRIVEn adventure game for Ihe IP0C6 . PUKAOA 8 SPRITES Avoid all the baddies as you l 007. FOUR WAT LYNX A 22 level puale ..... IPDM .WORK 4 PLAY 3 really poodeduce 0 . THE WORD FACTORY &M4 progn LP036
. AMOS ART Ccrtiins'lols ol tomsbobssprflea 8 scensry Hock* LP039 . MAGIC FOREST I Great sideways scroling pietlorm game LPD*D. SPRITE BANK EDITOR Make* sprites really easy lo us* LP041 . RESCUE A 30 adranlur* gam* dcrv* with 30 conslrudkn se LPD42 . X-STTTCH Print outjik* k* *nbroid*nn» with documents AP0333 . AMERICAN FOOTBALL RADIO VERSION You are a foothill coechl AP0334 . SNAKE M THE GRASS Cosed white mushrooms, avdd toadstools!
APO340 . KARATE WORM Very nice pietlorm game, jumping ov* worms etc!
LP064 . RESCUE " Folow up to a gc LP065 . POWER PLANNER New program!
LP066 . HOTEL MANAGER Greet board fn game, very good!
. X-STITCH Print out pes * embroiderrq with docur . LAZE R2 ONE A verynke shod em up gem* . FORMULA ONE CHALLENGE Nke wdractng game.
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LP067 . CYAOONIA (CYAD B) New tollow up lo Cyed game!
Mow «to Me popuier rtoghghi I game.
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Co. DURHAM, SR8 1NZ 091 587 1195 RMGE 2 0 BY ADAM AT START AND BRIAN AT VAU.V ONLY THE AMIGA MAKES IT POSSIBLE .. Steve Keen takes a further exhaustive look at Amiga PD. If you want to separate the wheat from the chaff and the good from the naff read on... CULT TV If you're a fan of cult sixties TV sci-fi, then you'll almost certainly want to check this one outl The Cult TV Episodes Guide Volume t is packed with info about classic shows such as Land Of The Giants, Time Tunnel, Invaders, Star Trek, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea and Lost In Space. The disk contains information on the original
cast members and crew and actually chronicles every episode ever filmed, with a brief run down of each show's plot. There’s also background information on each of the programmes and some neat pieces of trivia. The whole thing is illustrated with more than 30 digitised photographs and there’s even a print option for those who prefer hard copy. Fascinating I 17 Bit, Disk 1537 ***** THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS Gore-inspired PD has been a little thin on the ground of late. However, your dreams are beginning to come true with the emergence of Freddy's Dead by Partners In Crime. If you thought the
colour pics of the Predator slide show were good, then this is a treat that can't be missed. A whole host of nightmare photos have been collected together and, whilst the actual blood curdling scenes aren’t included, there are enough Kruger portraits to keep the most loyal fan glued to the screen. Gripping!
17 Bit, Disk 1588 ***** SUPPLIERS’ GUIDE A Bit On The Side: 8 Thorald Place, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster.
Amiganuts: 169 Dale Valley Rood, Hollybrook, Southampton.
Deja Vu: 25 Park Road, Wigan, WN6 7AA 4th Dimension: 94 Breedon Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham.
Ground Zero: 4 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6TE.
Off the Wall PD, 96 Macor Street, Newport, Gwent, NP9 OGW Rubber Rodish: Bardfield, Bourne Lane, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon.
PD Soft: 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend • On -Sea, Essex SSI 2YD.
Strictly PD: 11 York Place, Braidon, Bristol BS1 5UT Seventeen Bit: PO Box 97, Wakefield, WF1 1XX.
Softville, Unit 5, Stratfield Park, Electro Avenue, Waterlooville, Hants, P07 7XN.
TCS: Handsworth Road, Blackpool, FY1 2RF Vally PD: PO Box 15, Peterlee, Co Durham.
Virus Free PD: 23 Elborough Street, Swindon, SN2 2LS.
TUMBLER TREAT Tumbler Street is a brilliant 1 meg version of the age-old gambling game, ‘Find the Lady'. A shell- suited spiv sits behind a table with three metallic cups. Under one of these, he places a small red ball and then the cups are swopped about at lightening speed. It’s up to you to guess which cup the ball is now under.
Once you've sussed out his technique there's not much to stop you winning every time, and it's almost a pity to take the money off the ol’ sour puss.
Ground Zero PD *** MOVE MAGIC Just as we were beginning to fear that Eric Schwartz, champion of computer animation, was going stale on us, he's come back with a sequel to the amazingly popular Al The Movies, starring Amy Squirrel. The mega demo comes on four disks and can be viewed in one meg mode, with intermediate disk swapping and without sound, or in full non-stop three meg mode with all the trimmings. Eric tells us that it took him a year to put together and he used at least six different art packages to get the final result. The animation focuses on Amy's visit to a cinema and her
dreams of romance. Once again Mr Schwartz has produced a masterpiece of home computer animation, and he says that if you like the demo, feel free to copy it and send him a few pounds because times are hard for students.
Somehow I don't think he’ll be finding it hard to get work when all his studying is over.
17 Bit, Disks 1592 A, B, C * D ***** EXPLOSION CORROSION Excalibur have come up with a rather nice looking shoot 'em up.
Although the controls are slightly unresponsive, the action is frenetic enough to hold your attention. Good use is made of a Sisters of Mercy track at the beginning and it's worth a purchase if you want to get to grips with a hard blaster.
Virus Free. 2101 *** FRACS AND ON THE CARDS If Tumbler Street doesn't take your fancy, Tower Software's Card Sharp most certainly will. Gambling freaks are well-catered for with six card games to choose from, including Klondike, Calculation, Demon and Castle. All the rules for the individual games are available for inspection so the computer opponent's cheating is reduced to a minimum. If you like more than a bit of luck in your games, as well as relaxation, a quiet hand or two could be just the trick.
17 Bit, Disk 1538 FANTASY Mr Pet, Bit Arts and Cougar, better known as sound team, SANITY, have slaved night and day to bring you a rather quaint graphic demo.
Incorporated on the single disk are several fantasy art pictures that scroll and rotate about the screen. The well-presented screens are complimented by 5 music tracks and a pulsating fractal image that twists to the beat. The songs average two-and-a-half minutes in playing time and use anything up to 26 instruments at a time.
17 Bit. Disk 1567 *** SPACE ACE Running a close second to Eric Schwartz's demo of the month, Hardwire’s latest is a must for film collectors and sci-fi fans alike. Featuring a fabulous starscape, the camera pans onto a lone spacecraft. An astronaut is awakened from deep sleep by the ship’s computer to inform him of an intruder on-board the craft. The luckless navigator is then set upon by a huge Alien-like beast. Even though it’s only 15 seconds long it's a fantastic piece of programming, although why the animation is interrupted by a rather average scroller and some boppy sounds is
beyond me.
Let's hope we get. To see what happens next!
Rubber Radish **** CLONE ZONE Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit games have always proved popular on the PD circuit and Wizard Games' F-14 Tomcat is another in a long line of such games. It might not have the playability of SWIV, but it's a competent vertically-scrolling fighter game nonetheless. The action is a tad slow and the controls are slightly sluggish, but all the land, sea and air combatants prove to be stiff opposition.
Virus Free, Disk 2081 *** r Amiga Public Domain Software PD GAMES! PD GAMES! PD GAMES! PD GAMES!
USEFUL SOFTWARE Please send cheque p.o. payable to "Crazy Joe's" to CRAZY JOE'S DEPT. CU 145 EFFINGHAM STREET ROTHERHAM
S. YORKSHIRE S65 1BL ’ MONOPOLY (NPJ popular okJ board game
Cluedo . Solitaire games old but addtctrve' fo« when the kids
are asleep!
'Elite' type space trading game excellent text adventure graphic adventure CAPO & BOARD GAMES (NP) I PACMAN (P) i ELECTRIC TRAIN SET (NP) RETURN TO EARTH (P) I HOLY GRAIL 5 (NP) I STAR TREK (USA) (2) • (NP) LEARN & PLAY (2)(P) maths, words and colouring for kids RICHTERS STAR TREK (2)(P) best version to date TREASURE HUNT (NP) prate treasure map game for kids PIPELINE (P) assemble your pipe quickly to keep the otl flowing DRIP! (P) rust the pipes, avod the nasties arcade game SNAKE PIT (P) eat the food in the maze without eating yourself JEOPARD * (P) 2 player game of world conquest GAMES 01SK
9 (P) including Tetrrx Metallic*1 1004 1113 1230 1245 1411 1520 1539 1544 1577 1584 15S1 1870 1700 1711 1715 1720 1748 1747 1748 1740 1832 1879 1882 1883 1905 1918 1926 2011 2013 2016 2018 2049 2050 2051 2052 2057 2155 WET BEAVER GAMES (P) funny demo plus ercade Ping Pong DRAGON CAVE (P) Sokoban type game with excellent gfx RNGS OF ZON • (NP) arcade RPG game ARCADIA (P) excellent breakout game BALLOONACY * (P) bomb the buildings & land your balloon MEGABALL (P) the best breakout game around!
SEVEN TILES (NP) futuristic football game like Speed ball FRUIT MACHINE * (NP) best fruit machine simulator bar none!
MISSILE COMMAND (NP) stop missiles destroying your cttiea QUIZ MASTER * (NP) excellent trivia game WHEEL OF FORTUNE (F based on the TV show TERROR LINER II (X)(P) adults only arcade game!
MENTAL IMAGE GAMES DISK (NP) 3 brill games on one disk!
FRANTIC FREDDIE (NP) C64 favourite platforms & ladders CABARET ASTEROIDS NF faithful version of the classic MDRD GAMES 1ADLUME 1 * (F exercise the grey matter WORD GAMES VOLUME 2 *(P) and not the joy stick I STF ATEGY GAMES * (NF3) serous stuff including Sea Lance TRUCKIN’ (2)(20)(Fa) run your own trucking company TOM TOM GUNNER ’(F WW2 arcade acton - our No.1 game SEA LANCE * (F3) Trident submarine simulation SIMPSONS GAME (P) help Bart in the S.E.U.C.K. game BIONIXII * (P) never-ending shoot 'em upl J NICKLAUS COURSES 1 data disk only!
AIR ACE II (f3) excellent Wwi shoot ’em up NAPOLEONIC WARFARE SYSTEM * (P) war game umptre TWINTRS* (NF*) 1 or 2 player Tetr* clone • very good!
ZEUS (F3) simple but addictive puzzle game DOWNHILL CHALLENGE (NP) fun on the ski slopes WZZYS QUEST- (NP) MATHS DRILL (NP) INSIDERS CLUB * (NP) ATIC ATAC * (NP) SHAPES (P) BATTLE PONG * (NP) GHOST SHIP(NP) wizard fun! Excellent game maths exerciser for all ages good stock exchange simulation explore and collect arcade game addidMe puzzle funl 1 or 2 player arcade classic 3D arcade adventure DEMOS AND ANIMATIONS 747 TOPEYE MEETS THE BEACH BOYS (P) very funny!
773 SHARK ANIMATION * (NP) deadly ray-tracing!
825 BUDBRAIN 1 (2)(X)(NF great 2 disk demo * naughty bits!
895 A TRIP TO MATO (NP) demo with a difference 906 MADONNA CARTOON ANIM *(NP) shod digitaed animation 935 MADONNA : HANKY PANKY (P) excellent Madonna sample 1033 AT THE MOVIES 6 (NP) loves of a squirrel?
1188 FILLET THE FISH (F funny cadoon 1229 BUDBFAIN 2 (NP) good as the first one? You judge' 1238 EVIL DEAD DEMO (X) * (NR) get them before they get you1 1453 MORE AEROTOONS • (P) 3 Schwartz classes Eric Schwartz at his best!
Funny Schwartz animation simply magic!
Superb gfx and music a must for al Simpsons fans!
Based on the film should appeal to everyone 1540 AMY VS. WALKER ANIM • (NP) 1541 BATMAN ANIMATION * (F3) 1552 MAGICIAN ANIMATION 2* (P) 1580 PHENOMENA ENIGMA • (P) 1628 DO THE BART. MAN * (NP) 1701 TFON ANIMATION (2) * (P) 1707 DECAY : SIMPSONS DEMO * (P) 1753 UFE OF BRIAN (2) (P) sample from the film 1841 ANTI LEMMIN’DEMO (2)(NP) “ for Lemmings fans with 2 meg 1850 THE WALL (8)(2D)(NF3) • mammoth Pink Floyd aix dilker!
1856 BETTY BOO ANIM SLIDESHOW P) domgtheAmga 1885 ROBOCOP ANIMATION • (P) digitised from the film 1900 SlLENTS ICE DEMO (NR) superb music and graphics 1902 VIRTUAL WORLD • (NP) 30 filled vector demo 1943 WINDSURFER ANIMATION (2)(P) • very good 1947 MR POTATO HEAD (P)- funny cadoon antes 1948 MR POTATO HEAD CHIPS APE UP! (P)* more adventures 1956 CREATURE COMFORTS DEMO (NP) from the TV adveds 1982 30 PINBALL ANIMATION • (P) beautiful ray-tracing AMIGA A500 PLUS certain software will not work on the new Amiga. We are compiling a list of compatible titles, but this will take some time to
complete. In the meantime, problems can only be checked as they occur.
81 UEDIT W PFTOCESSOR (NP) 119 AMIGA MCAO (P) 410 DPAINT CARTOON BRUSHES 442 DPAINT FONTS DISKS (4)(P) 458 HAM RADIO UTILITIES 5)(NP) 571 JAZZBENCH (NP) 580 DOPE INTF*0 MAKER (NP) 591 BUSINESS CARD MAKER (P) 632 MSH (MESSYDOS) (NP) 642 C MANUAL 661 PROGRAMMING DISK 1 (NP) 682 SOUND APPS. (2)(NP) 684 VIDEO APPLICATIONS (2)(P) 901 THE COMMS DISK (NP) 1022 AMOS UPDATE 1.32 (P) 1005 OAT ABASE WORKSHOP® (P) 1097 DPAINT CUP ART (2)(P) 1090 VIDEO GRAPHICS (4) 1117 GENEAOLOGY * (P) 1228 ST EMULATOR (GERM )(NP) 1234 TETFU-COPY (P) 1273 C-UGHT(P) 1450 NEW SUPERKILLERS (F3) 1451 ELECTROCAD VI 4 DEMO (P)
1452 AMIBASE (P) 1536 NORTH C (PACKED) (NP) 1537 NORTH C (UNPACKED)(2)(NP) 61 J M JATOE - DEFINITIVE P) 407 CD PLAYER DEMO • P) 713 FLASH! • QUEEN (2) (P) 724 TECHNOTRONIC REMIX (P) 746 CRUSADERS BACTERIA (P) 941 S TFtACKER JUKEBOX (NP) 976 SCOOPEX BEAST SONIX(NP) 1026 DIGITAL CONCERT VI(NP) 1292 CRUSADERS GENESIS(NP) 1685 DEPECHE MOOE MUSIC (P) 1894 ART OF MED MUSIC DISK 1695 SEAL CRAZY REMIX • (NP) 1713 SPACED OUT VOLUME 1 1714 SPACED OUT VOLUME 2 (P) 1716 I THINK WE’RE ALONE (P) 1717 EVERYBODY DANCE NOW(P) 1718 OOING THEDO(P) 1755 AMAZING TUNES 2 (3) ’(NP) 1993 CATS SING KYUE! (NP) 2006
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Takes A500 Plus to 2 Meg! £54.99 SRECTF APAJNT V3 0 FLEXY-BASE V2 0 (P) LANGUAGE TUTOR (NP) DATABASE MASTER 2 0 (NP) SPECTRUM EMULATOR(NP) DYNAMITE BRUSH FONTS (P) 202 UTIUTIES (NP) TEXTPLUS WDRD PROC (P) DCOPY & UTIUTIES (NP) EQUINOX INTRO WrlTER*(NP) MED V3.10 (NP) DICE V2 06A (NP) DESK BENCH (3) (NP) PAGESETTER CLIP ART (8)(P) SLIDESHOW CONSTRUC.fNP) MASTER VIFtUS KILLER 2.2(P) KING JAMES BIBLE (3)(P) CELTICS DEMO MAKER(NP) RSI OEMO MAKER (ENG )(NP) RSI OM UT1UT1ES HELP (NP) TSB 30 VECTOR OESlGN (NP) QUICKBENCH -(NP) NIGHTFLYETO UTILS IvfNP) TURBO IMPLOOER V4 0 (P) DRAW MAP V2 30 (P) VECTOR
BALL EDITOR * (NP) CODE TO UT1UTY DISK (P) FORGOTTEN REALMS (P) NEIGHBOURS SLIDESHOW DIGGY PIGGIES (2)(NP) MADONNA SUDESHOW (P) VIZ SUDESHOW (P) CREEPS HOW (F3) MADONNA SSHOW 2 (2) '(NP) GORE ZONE SSHOW (X)(P) TOTAL RECALL SSHOW(NP) COMIC SLIDESHOW (X)(NP) SPORTS ILLUST. GIRLS (P) RICHTER SSHOW (2)(20)(P) OlVINE VISONS (2) *(NP) FORGOTTEN REALMS 90 (P) INVISIBLE WORLD (P) YABBA DABBA CARTOONS (P) FCFLECTIONS (NP) NIGHTBREEO SLIDESHOW (P) REFLECTIONS 6 P) LEEDS UNITED SSHOW (P) OEBBIE HARRY (2)(2D) * (NP) TERMINATOR S SHOW(NP) ALIENS SLIDESHOW (NF3) AQUARIUS IMAGES (P) ACCESSORIES Mastefsound
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LOTUS RELIANT One meg users are in for a hearty laugh at the expense of all three-wheel car owners.
4th Dimension have put together a take-off of the recent Lotus Esprit Turbo game's spec sheet, with their Robin Reliant Turbo Challenge Demo. The disk has been created using AMOS and depicts our tri-wheeled chum as a bungling rust bucket that couldn't roll down hill with a strong wind behind it. Hilarious and so much sweeter if you know someone who owns one, eh Dan!
4th Dimension PD **** affair: Wanderer 22, which is reminiscent of the BBC classic Bone Crushet where you must collect diamonds and avoid falling objects: and, best of the bunch, a simultaneous two-player near-perfect arcade conversion of Pacman that you won't be able to put down. Ground Zero PD, Disk 11 **** NO ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ Another strong contender for the top slot is Alcatraz's space demo, Odyssey. This one has to be the longest demo I've seen, running for an impressive 25 minutes over five disks. It's a strange mixture of arcade parallax graphics, 3D space ships and just about every
style of graphic you've ever seen on the Amiga. The whole thing revolves around the story of a hostile force that's threatening the very fabric of the galaxy. A lone fighter sets off on a mission to find the component with which to restore stability to the universe. Some brilliant 3D graphics, ranging from Epic-style dog-figbts in space to speedy fractal landscapes that create a brilliant atmosphere. It can get boring after a while but it's really worth seeing.
17 Bit, Disks 1574
A. B, C, D8E**** ART If you've ever wondered what the great
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GAMES GALORE Ground Zero have put together another compila
tion of games that's an absolute must. The three games on
offer are: Moonbase, a Tand-your- ship-safely-on-the-pad’
PDTOP TEN A-Animation S-Sound U- Utility G-Game
M-Miscellaneous 1 Amy at the Movies II A 2 WWF Slideshow M 3
Cult TV I M 4 Vietnam Conflict A 5 Lotus Reliant A 6 Odyssey A
7 Shamen Remix S 8 Hardwire A 9 Tumbler Street G 10 Akira M
Compiled by CU Amiga UNDERHAND TACTICS If you re one of those
people who keeps all their old magazines for the hints, cheats
and tips pages, thinking one day you'll type them all into the
computer for reference, here’s a much belter alterna-
collection of more than 100 cheats has been collated for you
by Ecthelion.
It's also possible to type in the name of a particular game and the appropriate cheat will then be found for you.
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AF MAXI MUSIC 1: Great Music, Something worth listening to.
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D-Paint Tutorial: By A German Artist. A great tutorial showing you how to produce great Logo’s and Fonts using Deluxe Paint 111. Or IV. Great Value. You'll be an artist in no time!* AAA PRINTFR DRIVERS CAN’T GET THAT DARN PRINTER TO WORK???? HELP 812 WINDOWSBENCH 2 disks.. YOU’VE HEARD OF WINDOWS ON THE PC, NOW ON AMIGA ?97 nWG TUTOR MEASURES TYPING SPEED AND ADJUSTS LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY 799 CLERK ¦ FANTASTIC ACCOUNTS PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS OR NOME SESSESr” M KELE4FLETSe,cSsTL tSEvS A40 TEXT PLUS V3 0C WORD PRO MENU DRIVEN AREXX SUPPORT THE BEST SsfSSfiS*run rc S0FT re S ®BS SrfssRar= *EEE 810
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So, if you are looking for the very best in Amiga peripherals, look no further than GVP.
This is a complete low-cost sound and music solution tor the semi- professional and the audio hobbyist.
The system consists of a small, high quality 8-bit stereo sound sampler that connects in to the parallel port on any Amiga 500.1500.2000 or 3000. Combined with one of the fastest, most powerful and easy-to-use sound and mus* editing programs available.
Any RCA-type audio source can be connected to the sampler, giving you a vast array ot eflects such as. Filter, reverb, echo, tade in out. Etc Supports MIDI instruments and can create songs in multiple tile formats indudmg Sound Tracker.
• 8-brt Stereo Sampler
• Plugs into parallel port
• Extensive editing Matures
• iVbrto wrth an Amigas • SOUND SAMPLER CUTOFF SWITCH FOR GAMES
ine uvf HU8+ features a unique switch to 'cut off' the hard
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made without using risky 'Pass-through’ techniques.
EXTERNAL SCSI PORT You can add up to 6 externa! SCSI devices. Eg CO-ROM tape streamers, additional hard drives, scanners, etc. STYLE CO-ORDINATED The GVP HD8+ is perfectly matched in colour and style to the Amiga 500.
• DEDICATED PSU + FAN Kflwving Commodore’s recommendations for
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Day2Day is a program that fits into the 'Useless but fun’ category. Given any two dates, it will instantly calculate the number of days in between them. Ideal for working out how many days until Christmas or your birthday so that you can start dropping hints nice and early!
Virus Checker 5.26 is an anti-virus program which is capable of detecting and killing validator viruses as well as the less dangerous file and boot-block varieties. Although this program has been around for a little while, it's still highly regarded. Also on this disk are three games, including new versions of FroggerantJ Othello and a really stimulating strategy game called Mineciearer.
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Cheque Book Accountant Star Buy at £5.00 £449.95 £479.95 With Encyclopaedia With Normal Titles & Lemmings & Starter Pack CAPTAIN DIAMOND’S CDTV PAGE o o o u Imagine, if you can, the concept of a new , more powerful Amiga... ...With 1 Megabyte of memory and a compact disk drive of almost infinite size. A disk so vast, It can store hundreds of millions of digits of data. This data could be speech, animated pictures, digitised stereo sound, computer images or whole encyclopaedias... and more.
Imagine this and you can start to grasp the concept of CDTV.
The integral compact disk drive is the key to the power of CDTV. Its storage capacity is equivalent to around a quarter ot a million full pages of text. This, when integrated with the 1Mb of internal RAM, creates a system, which, from a CD disk, can give you access to an unimaginable spectrum of real world images, never seen combined before. These vivid images, with words and sounds, give you a whole new dimension In home education, entertainment & information technology.
Don’t forget that CDTV can play, m superb quality, any normal audio music CD. It can also play the new CD.G disks, which give digital sound and on-screen graphics.
On CD Disks now available, there are educational packages, encyclopaedias packed with reference information, stunning games, music systems and many other new and varied subjects including whole world atlases or even the complete works of Shakespeare, each one on CD Disk. CDTV • Nothing less than revolutionary CDTV STARTER PACK When you choose your CDTV from DIAMOND, not only do you get our legendary service, but lor only an extra £30 you get the CDTV Starter pack to get you exploring your new world • straightaway.
This includes a superb selection ot CD Disk titles Including the Welcome Tutorial & Hutchinsons Encyclopaedia and Lemmings plus tour more games, worth in total almost £200. In addition is the Infrared remote controller and all the hardware you need to get you connected.
CDTV with Starter Pack Only £479.95 CDTV is the same size and style as most video recorders, so it can sit unobtrusively above or below your home TV and or HiFi. With its infrared controller it can be operated from your armchair. But. Perhaps more Importantly, if you are a computer enthusiast, remember that inside every CDTV there is an AMIGA just waiting to be used.
So Later on you’ll be able to buy the optional keyboard and disk drive to get you into the wortd of AMIGA computing. Printers, digitisers, genlocks and other accessories can all be connected to give access to many other exciting facilities and also many of the existing software packages available for the AMIGA computer.
Never before has there been so much potential from one stunning system, packed with today's technology r phone for your fully detailed CDTV Call in to your nearest branch and have a personal demonstration, information pack CDTV ACCESSORIES Due to be released soon Please call for availability.
CD1220 Keyboard An 89 key QWERTY omei iew®£F ADVANCE AMIGA CF AMIGA DC AMIGA DC Keyboard CD1252 Mouse Infrared mouse with battery saver CD1200 Trackball Infrared trackball with the option ot direct connection to extendbattery life. Duplacates functions of two button mouse and includes two 9 pin ports for standard Joysticks CD1400 Caddy For holding CD within drive CD1401 Memory Card Personal RAM card containing 64k of memory for storing data or as a bookmark facility within CDTV CD1800 Floppy Drive Rack mountable floppy drive with 800k capacily.
Casing allows room for additional hard drives or modems otc CD1301 Genlock PAL based video interlace card for superimposing CDTV Images over a video signal provided by any PAL standard video source.
CDI321 Video Card PAL based video interface card to allow connection to TV’s, videos etc requiring UHF.
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Matching External Disk Drive Many AMIGA accessories and peripherals (printers, disk drives, software etc) are compatible with CDTV.
Please phone for information MULTIMEDIA IN YOUR OWN HOME CDTV brings information and entertainment into your home in a way that has never been possible bofore. It is based around the familiar compact disc player combined with a computer which simply connects to your television and combines still and moving pictures with sound and thus offers a whole new world ot possibility.
Whether you want to improve the quality of reference material available to your studies or to enhance your hobbies CDTV has the information at your fingertips The clever design of the hardware and software means that you pick the information you want in the way that you want it.
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The world of 24-bit graphics is about to witness its most
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Mat Broomfield finds the future’s so bright, he’s got to TARTAN UP YOUR AMIGA Amiga Centre Scotland (ACS) have already carved themselves a sizable reputation with their Harlequin graphics board, and their updated version looks set to wipe the smug grins from the faces of American Video Toaster owners.
The Harlequin Plus provides Amiga owners with a graphics workstation which can produce television-quality stills and animation. Retailing at the two thousand pounds mark, it lets the user create images which have previously only been available on high-powered workstations costing ten times the price.
The system, which is based on ACS’s original Harlequin, provides three new display modes and an overlay system which, for the first time, makes large-scale animation feasible. It builds upon the 24-bit technology which ACS have developed over the past few years, and the result means the new board is faster, more powerful and generates more impressive results than anything that’s gone before.
To use its technical specification, Harlequin Plus is a 24-bit frame buffer, with an addi- tional 8-bit alpha channel. In I;pi practical terms, this means that the Harlequin can be used to view, edit and output images drawn in 16.7 million i v ” colours. But it doesn’t end there. The photographic-quality images don't just have to be used on TV or video, they can be sent to a slide maker to produce 35mm slides. In addition, the images can even be output to a revolutionary new poster-making printer which makes the massive billboard ads.
Using a colour scanner, Harlequin can also be used lor commercial-quality photographic retouching, enhancing lifeless or dull photos and producing vivid images which can be used for everything from credit cards and washing powder cartons to magazine covers and posters. So the list continues, but is there nothing this new board can't do?
* » 6* 0 0 Having first scanned this picture, TV Paint's bfur
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TIERS OF A CLOWN The Harlequin comprises a two-tier circuit board which plugs into the internal expansion slot of any Amiga from the A1500 upwards. The board is then connected directly to a monitor using one of several adaptor leads. When in use, two monitors are required - one to see the output of the Harlequin, and the other to see what you’re telling it to do.
A standard monitor will suffice for work in the lower resolutions, a hi-res or multi-synch monitor will be required for any high resolution work. Also, due to the enormous amount of processing required to handle 2mb 24-bit images, the use of an accelerator board featuring a 68030 or '040 chip is strongly recommended.
The Harlequin's main claim to fame is that it can display 21 and 24-bit files from a wide variety of sources. In essence, the board acts as a disk drive or printer in that you have to save files to it before they’re displayed. Similarly, you can load files back from it, ready to save to disk in your chosen format.
Using the Rasterlink software provided, the user can load and display files generated by the likes of Caligari, Real 3D, TV Paint and many others.
These files can then be saved off in DEEP format (the near standard for 24-bit images), or using Art Department Professional (Ad Pro) or TV Paint they can be stored as JPEG files.
£ A* lil II you look at the ZX-61, which originally cost oyer £150, used a monochromatic display, and held a minuscule 1k of memory. It's hard to believe that it was only ton years ago. Ft was followed by the Commodore 54 which boasted 16 colours and 64k of memory. Today, you can buy an Amiga sporting a palette ol 4096 colours and 1mb (1024k) of memory for about the same price In real terms as that first ZX-61. Thus, with sach progress, It seems reasonable to assume that within the neit five to ten years, we’ll all be playing 24-blt games.
HARLEQUIN PLUS ... a I a glance
• Most powerful European 24-bit system yet • Ideal for studio or
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output • Fairly user-friendly A RIOT OF COLOUR Although the
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aforementioned TV Paint which retails for roughly £800.
7V Paint is basically a glorified 24- bit art package, but offers more because of the Harlequin’s alpha channel. The alpha channel comprises eight additional bits per pixel, and can be used to add special effects not normally possible with ‘ordinary’ art packages. Advanced anti-aliasing and smoothing effects, as well as precise control over colorising, and shading are all possible thanks to 7V Paint. The package has been written specially for the unit by French pioneers, Tecsoft, and has been created 'by artists for artists’, which means that everything has a very responsive feel, and con
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Commercial artists will appreciate TV Paint’s ability to work on screens up to 2048x1366 pixels in size (over four times as large as Harlequin’s standard hi-res page of 910x576). This means that the user can design images which, when output through a Credit Card Hotline Tel: 0276 676308 Innovation House, Albany Park, Frimley, Surrey, GU15 2PL.
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Ad Pro is another very popular utility which can be ADDRESS BOOK Although a price has tat to he Iliad, the Harlequin Plus Is likely to retail lor £2000*.
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Be used in conjunction with the Harlequin. The program is a high- powered image processing tool which uses the Harlequin’s double buffering feature. Double buffering allows the user to cut between two screens in memory at once to create a composite image. It's particularly useful when working with genlocked images, and FMV - THE FACTS AND THE MYTHS FMV IS currently one of the hottest Amiga buzzwords. It stands tor Full Motion Video, and taken to the extreme it represents full-screen TV-quality animation running on the Amiga. This could cover a virtually infinite spectrum of subject
matter, ranging Irom short educational clips right up to full-lenath feature films.
Unfortunately, using existing technology, it's impossible for two major reasons. Apart from CD- ROM, there are no drives fast enough to transfer the images to the computer in real-time, and the computer can’t accept data at a fast enough rate. The problem is caused by the Amiga’s data bus which IS the expansion slot at the side of the machine. At top rate, it can only accept a maximum of 2mb of information per second. If we assume that an average 24-bit screen is about 1,5mb in size.'the computer couldn’t manage to load and display two screens in a second. Several companies are currently
trying to solve the problem, and most are working on image compression as the possible solution.
Although there's still no officially recognised format for 24-bit images on the Amiga, ACS have won high level support for what they call DEEP format. French specialists, Tecsoft, have taken this format and come up with what they call TVDC - Compressed DEEP Format, which saves up to 60% Unfortunately, they appear to have been pipped at the post in the race for the ultimate compression system, and a new standard has been proposed which looks set to turn the computer graphics world on its head.
The Joint Photographic Expert Group have come up with a universal system dubbed JPEG, which claims compression rates as high as 97%! Unlike previous systems which attempted to compress every part of image data, JPEG actually discards some of it. Having taken the basic image, it groups the pixels into blocks of eight and uses the combined luminance and hue values of the pixels to calculate an average for the entire block. Having performed some extremely complicated fractal maths on the result, the image is stored in a truncated form.
Can be used to create additional effects, such as rub-through where one image is rubbed away to reveal a second beneath.. MODES GALORE The new unit also features new graphics modes, offering increased speed and flexibility for the professional user. The first of these is called 16-bit mode, and it lets you have 65,000 colours onscreen at once. Although this is a massive decrease in the colours offered in 24-bit mode, it's adequate for all but the most demanding of graphics requirements. It also carries with it the great advantage of reduced storage space and loading times.
There are also two new 8-bit modes, one of which lets you use a fixed 256 colour palette, whilst the other gives you 256 colours fro m the full spectrum of over sixteen million. Again, both modes have the advantage of significant savings in both memory and disk space, making animation more feasible.
The final new mode, is called 4-bit overiay and can be used in conjunction with the other Harlequin modes, ranging from the standard 16.7 million colour display down to the two 8-bit versions. It allows the user to create a screen-sized overlay using sixteen colours, which is treated as a separate entity to the main screen. Because the overlay uses a severely reduced palette, it's small linJuili1 megood
* ¦ enough to animate in real-time, or by using colour cycling.
CONCLUSION As a professional graphics tool, Harlequin is unequalled. It employs revolutionary technology to provide the user with a reasonably-priced and eminently usable piece of home production equipment. I suspect that many Paintbox-trained specialists will be shaking their heads in dismay, as virtually anyone can now acquire the tools and knowhow to do in months what they’ve taken years to learn.
For ordinary home users, the Harlequin Plus may not seem any more than an interesting pipe-dream or news item. However, its ground-breaking technology heralds the way forward for all computer users, and today’s luxury may so easily become tomorrow's standard.
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• 8-bit mode 1 - Uses a fixed palette of 256 colours. Ideal for
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• 8-blt mode 2 - Uses 256 colours from a palette ot 16.7 million.
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3 4 ryd vwg OmtfWXg CD»rpte fan tfo- Numbers. There are an awful lot of them. Big ones, small ones, ones.
There are just so many numbers out there relentlessly interacting with each other, it's time someone got them under control.
Professional Calc vf.Ois a spreadsheet.
It's task is to control your numbers for you.
It's the computer equivalent of squared paper, a pencil and a calculator. Being computerised, though, it works faster and you can be slightly more sure of the results at the end of it all.
PRISONER - CELL BLOCK H In order to organise the numbers, Pro Calc puts them into cells. The screen is divided into a grid of rows and columns. Rows are identified by a number and columns are identified by letters. At each intersection of a row or column is a cell. Thus, each cell has an address so you know where a number is when you're looking for it.
Making calculations is about putting numbers to work, so it is important to know where to find them. Functions are performed on the numbers by referring to the addresses, the results will be locked up in another cell. For example, if you wanted cell A3 to contain the sum of the previous two cells in that column you would enter into cell A3 the expression: '= A1+A2' or, ’= sum(A1:A2)'. That's all there is to spreadsheets: keeping numbers in their place.
MORE THAN A NUMBER Pro Calc also lets the user insert text into its cells, and you can also choose the font and point size of the text. This means that everything is not only faster and more accurate, but it also looks nicer.
Text and numbers can be coloured too.
Pro Calc supports 4,8 or 16 colours and a variety of screen modes, including the superproductivity modes If you're lucky enough to own a Kickstart 2.0 machine.
The program automatically adjusts the height of rows to fit the fonts. Column width can be altered manually so there's no need for your spreadsheet not to output direct from Pro Calc rather than exporting the data into a wordprocessor or DTP package for reformatting.
FUNCTIONALITY If you had to write your own expressions for the complicated calculations you'll have to perform, it would take you a long time and also invite an unwelcome error factor. Pro Calc comes with over 130 predefined functions, about the equivalent of the most expensive Casio calculator you can buy.
These functions cover a very wide area. Of course, there are the standard trig and boolean functions but there is also a host of financial and statistical formulae built in. Just because Pro Calc is a spreadsheet doesn't mean it’s all about finance. Spreadsheets were originally designed for use by scientists for entering experimentally-obtained data, so there are plentyt of functions for dealing with statistics and mathematical problems.
CHARTED TERRITORY It's not often that people want to just look at a pile of numbers. Charts and diagrams are much more interesting. Pro Calc has extensive charting facilities enabling your data to be displayed as a pie chart, a line graph, three dimensional address book line graphs, barcharts, scat- Pro Calc Is avall- ter diagrams and just about able trom, amongi anything else you can think P|a“*. Slllc Of. Strop. 1-4. The To produce a chart, select Slf.T’sKn'«v a range of numbers with the o«iaui f»i na mouse. Pro Calc intelligently 309 ’ reads the text data tor axis labels from
neighbouring cells in the spreadsheet. Also, using the same techniques for colour dithering found in Professional Page, there's even a wide variety of shades to chose from when working in four-colour mode.
One possible criticism to make is that the three dimensional charts don't allow you to 'rotate' the chart to a different viewing angle
- a useful feature if you have several sets of data which overlap
each other on the default display. You can even output the
charts as IFF graphics, CAD format graphics or ProDraw clips
for inclusion in any DTP systems.. INTEGRATE BY PARTS For your
spreadsheet to talk to the rest ot your software is obviously a
great boon. By including lull Arexx anti Rexx PROFESSIONAL CALC
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• 1-2-3 Maxiplancompatability • Supports WB2.0 productivity
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Postscript output • Password protection Simple to use, Gold
Disk s Professional Calc is a powerful numbers cruncher as
well as a serious financial aid.
Intuitive, powerful and professional EASE OF USE 98% VALUE FOR MONEY 86% EFFECTIVENESS 95% FLEXIBILITY 84% INNOVATION 95% OVERALL 92% support, Pro Calc allows you to run macros by clicking on a cell in the spreadsheet. Since Pro Calc has Arexx call routines itselt, this means that you could click on a cell which would run another package, collect data and automatically paste it back into the spreadsheet. Think of electronics experiments which not only automatically performed themselves, but also drew up all the conclusions and graphs afterwards. With the level of trexxsup- port invested
in programs like Pro Calc it soon won't matter what application you are running, as you'll be able to run all the other applications through it.
CONCLUSION Gold Disk are leading the way in producing an integrated software system for the Amiga. Pro Calc will automatically detect Transwrile, so Arexx macro editing can be done in a fully feature word- processor and sent back when finished. In many ways this modular approach - selling each package seperately but able to interconnect them all - is better than a true integrated system. The Gold Disk packages communicate as well as any integrated package on any machine and yet you have the option to buy the components you need rather than to fork out for a whole bundle.
In Pro Calc Gold disk have finally rid the image of a spreadsheet as a boring financial package (although it is very good at that too), in favour of the much wider task these packages were originally intended to be - number processors to be used as one uses a word processor.
Pro Calc is probably one of the most intuitive packages yetproduced by Gold Disk. There are a few diversions from .
The standard formula | (it seems they have adopted the Mac hotkeys for cut and paste, but this is justified by the fact that most spreadsheet users will be more familiar them) but really, even though the manual is fairly good there is no requirement to read it before you get started.
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At first glance, the two samplers look very different. In terms of capabilities, though, they are pretty much identical, with Stereo Master coming across as a cut-down version of AMAS 2.
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DISPLAY Datf... As with most samplers, the real strength 5T of the units lies with the quality and ease of use of their software, and in this area the duo score very highly. The main work screen is split horizontally into two sections, with the top section housing the waveform displays, and the bottom area holding all of the control After a period of absence, Cornwall-based Microdeal are set to unleash two new sampling packages on to the bustling Amiga market - Mat Broomfield sampled their wares... stereo). Auto-triggering is also supported, allowing the user to specify a volume at which
either unit starts sampling. This comes into play when trying to sample abrupt-starting sounds, and you don't have to waste memory to be sure of getting the full sample. Also located in the record panel are the FX and Sequencer buttons, which call up further sub-menus when selected.
SPECIAL rx The FX menu contains many improvements to both ot the original packages, with eleven special effects which can be applied in real-time. These range from ordinary effects, such as Echo and Reverb, to unique ones including Chorus which takes the incoming sound and duplicates it in such a way that it sounds as if every note is a chord of sorts.
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Favoured settings can then be saved to the default menu. Up to twelve additional effects can also be added in this way, allowing a library of up to twenty-three modifications which can be performed.
Although many of the effects can also be applied to samples stored in memory, their primary use seems to be as modifiers for live performances.
SEQUENCE IT Another addition to Microdeal's software is the Sequencer section, allowing the user to construct songs using the samples they've recorded. The Sequencer functions in a similar fashion to Soundtracker-style programs, but at a greatly simplified level. The user can preload up to eighteen samples, for realtime or step-time incorporation into a song.
When loading samples, they're assigned to one of the keys on the numeric keypad (including the symbol keys). Pressing one of these will then play the relevant sound. Songs are constructed by telling either package to start recording, then hitting the keys in time, - sample your wares time, building up a variety of sounds.
However, although Microdeal proclaim the sequencer as ‘one of the most exciting aspects of the package', it’s actually one of the package's greatest shortfalls. The sequencer is rudimentary to the extreme, coming across as a waste of valuable memory, which could have been used for extra sample space.
ICKY ICONS Another irritating point is the control panel, which has far more IPI (Icons Per Inch!) Than any other package. This in itself is not the problem, and it's handy having most of the commonly-used options on-screen. The problem lies in the pictures that are used to depict the functions: none resemble their particular function, making the whole package far less intuitive than it should be. If they couldn't find representative icons, words or abbreviations would have been a better choice.
THE THIRD DIMENSION One icon that does bear a resemblance to its function is the 3D Fast Fourier Display (FFD). This intriguing option presents the user with a three-dimensional map of the current sample, plotting its frequency across the X axis, and time along the Y (and Z?) Axis. This results in mountainous-looking graphs, which appear to have no Earthly use, but are a nice touch.
One of AMAS 2's advantages over its sister, is that it also doubles up as a MIDI interface for use with the program's sequencer, or as a stand-alone utility. As a stand-alone tool it allows the user to control MIDI- compatible instruments using any sequencing software (Dr T’s, Music X, etc), and it performs adequately. Where AMAS 2’s MIDI abilities become interesting, though, are in its sample-mapping capabilities. Using the Sequencer, eighteen samples can be assigned to specific keys or strings to the user's MIDI instrument. This makes AMAS 2 a real possibility as part of a live
performer's set-up. Allowing sam- STEREO MASTER ...al a glance AMAS 2 ... a I a glance inierl n' • ' i po crful ililm :ii»plinj* i ;il!o s MIDI inpni • onliisin h • .11 • S;impk‘ rule* up i'- ' 'l.Ii • AT THE TIPS OF YOUR FINGERS Stereomaster puts the world of music and samples at your finger tips.
1 If you’re changing the music pattern of the sample being played, only the area between these two cursors will be affected.
To move the sample on, simply click on the line and drag it from side to side.
2 The two different channels are shown in these display areas. Naturally everything that’s affecting the left hand side channel is on the top and the right hand side is on the bottom.
3&4 These displays show where the routine has got to. Once again, left is left and right is right.
5&6 This set ot buttons are used to specify the start and finish of the active sample.
They control the start and end lines you will see in the display. All operations that effect the sample will only effect the portion between these lines.
7 Plays the sample.
8 The channel controls. These select mono right, mono left or full stereo.
9 Lets you listen to the input sound 10 Auto record. Triggers recording when the input reaches a defined level 11 Record. This simply initiates recording of the input data 12 Small window that indicates the rate of play back. This can be adjusted by the buttons either side.
13 Inserts the edit buffer into the current sample without overwriting what is there.
14 Adjusts the volumes.
15 Removes the currently selected part of the sample and copies it to the edit buffer.
16 Adjust the output volume up or down.
17 Overlay. This mixes a stereo sample in the two channels into a mono sample.
Selecting 'Half halves the volume of both left and right sample.
18 Displays a spectrographic representation of the sounds.
19 Displays a Fast Fourier Transform (a freqeuncy analysis) of the sample over time in a three dimensional surface plot.
20 Copy to sample. This works in the same way as overlay but destroys the destination sample.
21 Adjust volumes of the samples.
22 Stereo effects include bouncing and panning samples across the stereo range.
23 Copies the sample area to the edit buffer.
24 Save. This calls up a tile requestor so you can save the sample anywhere you like.
25 Swaps the left and right channels over.
26 Bin the sample. Chucks out anything in the current sample area.
27 Fade in. Usefull tor eliminating clicks at the start of samples.
28 Essentially the same as copy, but transfers between channels.
29 Zoom out to view the full sample area.
30 Zoom in on the currently selected sample area.
31 Fade out. As in (27) enables you to eliminate clicks on the currently selected sample area 32 Filter. Remove unwanted frequencies from the sample area. Use it to remove any consistent background noises in your samples like fan noises or any interferance noise.
33 Reverse. This flips the sample end for end so that you can create your own subliminal backtracks. Some instruments sound quite good backwards too - like the trumpet as used on Siouxsie and the Banshee's Peekaboo album.
34 Load. Calls up a requestor to load any previously saved sample.
FEATURES COMPARISON Here's an at-a-glance look at how each package compares.
STEREO MASTER Stereo (3.5mm jack) None None None Line Inputs Mike Inputs MIDI Connectors MIDI Options Input Level Mas Sampling Rate Mas number ot samples In Ram simultaneously Sample Formats Sequencer Type Special FX Real-time FX
55. 9Khz (mono) IF, Raw, Sonix Executable Plays and repeats parts
of any 1 long sample.
Yes-2 Yes-2 pies to be freely mixed with ‘real’ instruments with minimum effort.
CONCLUSION The software is simple to use. The special effects section is particularly pleasing, and can produce stunning and original sounds without sending the user constantly referring to the manual.
The MIDI-mapping abilities of AMAS 2 makes it ideal for serious musicians and novices alike.
Apparently. Paula Abdul used the original AMAS in her ‘Cold Hearted' video, so the output is good enough for professional studio use. If you need MIDI capabilities, AMAS 2 is currently the best available but, as a sampler, Stereo Master is the best value. I don't think it'll have you throwing your other software away in favour of this collection, but it will be a valuable addition to any editing and sampling tools.
J VERDICT: AMAS 2 1 Stereo sampler ideal for both novice and pro.
EASE OF USE 85% VALUE FOR MONEY 80% EFFECTIVENESS 85% FLEXIBILITY 85% INNOVATION 80% | OVERALL 83% | MIDI controllable song editor uses up to 18 samples.
Yes-11 Yes-11 IFF, Raw, Executable AMAS 2 Stereo (Phono) Mono (Mike In Out Through) MIDI controllable sequencer, and sample mapping.
Software Adjustable
55. 9Khz (mono) Lett middle: AMAS 2 is a feature-packed sampler
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1 VERDICT: STEREO MASTER I Reasonably priced and easy-to-use stereo sampler EASE OF USE 80% VALUE FOR MONEY 90% EFFECTIVENESS 85% FLEXIBILITY 80% INNOVATION 81% | OVERALL 8 1 % | MASTER SOUND Stereo (Phono) Stereo (built in included mike) None * None Hardware Slider
50. 00Khz (mono) 18 IFF, Raw, Yes See AMAS 2 Yes-11 Yes-11 Lett
fop: The sequencer Is cumbersome to use, but AMAS 2 is linked
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Graham Cohen introduces himself to the latest in on-screen effect devices. G2’s VideoCentre Plus... Getting involved with video can be a minefield for the average Amiga user. The jargon, the expense of extra peripherals and the swotting up on genlocks is enough to put off any newcomer to the scene. However, there is one company ready to hold your hand all the way and who produce products to suit all pockets. G2 have been active in the development of Amiga-based video gadgetry for several years with a wide range of products. Their Video Center has earned a strong position in the genlock
market, and the VideoCenter Plus is a new middle-range model, offering almost broadcast-quality genlocking and a suite of wipe effects previously only available to the professional video brigade.
Top Top wh Fo SOI tioi The VideoCenter Plus comes complete with cables, control software, a separate power supply unit and an easy-to-read manual. Connection of the unit is simple, and there is even a lead to enable the Amiga to directly control the unit Some reorganisation of your work space may be needed since the unit is a 19"x7"x3” beast. The unit plugs into all Amigas via a connector from the machine’s RGB monitor output. The monitor then connects directly to the unit’s RGB output, with the device ouputting in either standard VHS or S- VHS.
The Plus offers all the facilities of a professional video mixer, genlock and PAL encoder. The encoder section is of particular note, since the majority of genlocks allow Amiga graphics to be recorded to video only when there is a composite video reference signal present. There may be times when all you want to record are Amiga graphics - a game or a colour-cycling demo, for instance. The quality of the encoding is far superior to that of Commodore’s A520 modulator, but it's when you add video images to your graphics that you really see what sets the unit apart from the rest of the bunch.
The VideoCenter Plus sports fader controls for both Video In and Amiga Graphics In, so the two can be mixed to the user’s desire. A separate control in the form of a rotary selector gives access to a comprehensive range of wipes including circles, squares, comers, and diamonds, with a further nine accessed via assorted switch combinations.
Ge Se ba Me af Cl Yc as Tl- th ‘Try this on your console!’, says John Kennedy as he pieces together his own music video using little more than an Amiga, two video recorders and a small amount of cunning.
That’s a wrap... If you have ever tried makeshift video editing, you’ll know the correct way to go about it is to avoid pressing the STOP key. The recording deck must never be allowed to leave RECORD mode, necessitating the use of the PAUSE key between clips. This procedure is acceptable if you're cobbling a few clips together, but imagine how complicated it could get if you tried to mix the contents of more than one tape. You probably won’t be able to remember which cassette individual clips are on in the first place.
CONTROL REMOTE Cue, fade in, and generally welcome Gold Disk’s triumphant Video Director - a program which actually remembers where all your favourite clips are located and can even start and stop the video for you.
All the clips are labelled using the video cassette name and the display on the video recorder’s four-digit counter. Since a clip will always be in a fixed place in relation to the start of the tape, its location can always be determined.
The way in which Video Director controls the video recorder for you easily wins the ‘Cunning Trick Of The Decade' award. It's so simple it’s brilliant - Video Director emulates your infrared remote control. No button-prodding robotic hands are required, though, as a special lead is connected to the joystick port and then placed near your video. Via this cunning, but clever, system, and an infrared LED, the Amiga now has control over the recording video source.
If you’re lucky, your Camcorder (or second video recorder) will have a tiny socket on it marked ‘LANC’. This is a relatively new and SONYesque standard which, via another supplied lead, can connect to the Amiga’s serial port.
ADDRESS BOOK Video Director ii not ,et available In the UK but will LANC will pass information on the individual frame count, as well as providing a appear stiortty means of control, which )om u,e mi | makes for incredibly accu- Dlsi sources. Ii, rate editing. Several other precision manufactures are support- Distribution on ing LANC, but if you can't osi 543 3500 Another neat feature of the unit is the joystick control which positions where the wipes will appear on the screen.
For example, you may wish to wipe from a video camera source to the Amiga graphics via a circle. The circle’s position can then be controlled by the joystick, with a fader varying the size of the circle.
I tested the unit with a cheap domestic VHS recorder, a THE RAVING AMIGA The Vldeocentre Plus Is currently being used in the production of Rave videos for a number of clubs around Ibe UK.
Using the genlock purely as a quality PAL encoder, it's possible to get some groovy Amiga graphics onto video tape. These can then be synchronised Into the pumping music.
The effects can be recorded so that they appear to dance with, and across, some beautiful psychydellc colour fractals, all rendered on the Amiga. You’ll see our favourite machine's creative abilities In forthcoming 'Ralndance' raves and you’ll soon be able to buy some tapes complete with original dance music and graphics. Watch this space.
Ing quality S-VHS recorder and a broadcast U-Matic video recorder, and the results were excellent. I was surprised and impressed by the quality of Amiga graphics recorded onto standard VHS, and this is a reflection of the first-class components used in the unit. One of the tests performed consisted of the recording of Amiga graphics onto an old music video played from the domestic VCR and onto S-VHS tape. I then replayed the tape back into the genlock whilst wiping a number of wire-framed vector shapes over the incoming video. The output of this was then recorded onto the U-Matic video
recorder. The end result looked highly respectable, and resembled something Top Of The Pops would have used a few years back. With a little patience, and in the hands of someone with a touch more creativity than myself, I'm sure that some truly spectacular effects could be achieved.
At £995 + VAT the device isn't cheap, but if you want to get involved with video, this gadget is the best that money can buy.
ADDRESS BOOK: The Video centre Plus costs £995 and more info can be found by contacting: G2 Systems 5 Mead Lane Famham Surrey GU9 7DY Tel: 0252 737151 One of the best on the market. .. EASE OF USE 75% VALUE FOR MONEY 75% EFFECTIVENESS 86% FLEXIBILITY 88% INNOVATION 70% get hold of one, fret not: Video Director supports other interfaces, such as Selectra’s VuPort. Failing that - too bad. You'll have to operate in Manual Mode. Although it’s not as accurate as a fully-automatic LANC setup, it still works - and dam well, too.
CLIPPY TRICK Your final production will consist of assorted pieces of footage, called clips.
The clips are defined by playing though the tape and entering the tape counter readings into the Amiga either manually or automatically (via LANC). The clips are stored in a Clip Library on your disk, and arranged to form an Event List. When you are happy with the list, click on the ‘Assemble’ button, and, if in automatic mode (i.e. LANC again), you can now nip down to the pub whilst everything is edited for you. If you have used more than one source tape you’ll need to take a break from supping, though, to follow the on-screen prompts.
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Be recorded.
In manual mode, you’ll be told exactly where to FF or REW the tape to, and asked to click a mouse button or two. Hardly taxing stuff, but there is a simple guide anyone can follow included on disk.
BAD CONNECTIONS If I ever meet the guy responsible for the SCART socket, I’ll kick his head in. That Pierre Tel has a warped and twisted sense of humour. What was wrong with good old BNCs and Phonos?
Because of Pierre, connecting your two pieces of video-equipment so that both the video and audio signals of one will record on the other is by far the trickiest part of the whole exercise. To increase the number of wires even further you may want to include a Genlock to provide automatic titling as well - at this level you can produce results which will upset most small wedding-video companies.
CONCLUSION There is an element of difficulty when editing across multiple-source tapes but this doesn’t severely limit the unit's usefullnes. With your equipment set up and a good stack of clips, you can get on with the creative art of film production quickly and easily. If you have a Camcorder, buy Video Director.
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• I •] Improving your Amiga doesn’t have to cost an arm and a
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Mat Broomfield checks out several new products from around the world.
Products for under £50 A glance at the pages of any Amiga magazine will show a growing number of peripherals and hardware upgrades available for the machine. Many cost hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds, but you don’t have take out a mortgage to enhance your machine! There are countless excellent add-ons which cost less than the price of most games.
Treat your mouse to a little luxury with the Deluxe mouse and joystick switcher.
DELUXE JOYSTICK MOUSE SWITCHER . Switching between a joystick and v mouse for two-player action is a O real chore - but no more. The Switcher comes in an Amiga-coloured plastic case, and it’s connected to the computer via a lengthy lead. The joystick and mouse plug into ports on either side of the unit, and the desired control device is selected using a button on top.
The device has a very positive feel to it, which makes it ideal tor people who prefer quality over cheapness in their peripherals.
¦ The Deluxe Joystick Mouse Swilcher costs £19 excluding shipping or import tax, and can be purchased from Micro R. & D., P.O.Box 1 30, 721 "O' Street, Loup City. NE 68853,
U. S.A. Tel: 0101 308 745 1243.
OVERALL 70% Musicians will love the great selection ot samples on the Datafile 2 CO. Ideal tor house and dance style music.
DATAFILE 2 As any musician knows, it’s hard A y to tind original sounds. Coming %£ - to the rescue with their second Datalile product are Time and Space with over 1000 samples taken from the personal library of Eddie Stratton, AKA Man Machine. The sounds are contained on a 99-track compact disk which can be played in any normal CD player. The sounds range from break beats to sci-ti effects, dance instruments and ambient drop-ins. Admittedly, some ot the samples are naff, but most of them are excellent and unusual.
The CD is aimed primarily at Djs, dance producers and serious musicians, but if you already own a sound sampler, Datatile 2 is a worthwhile disk.
¦ Datafile 2 costs £49.95 and you can tind out more Irom Time and Space, PO Box 306, Herts. HP4 3EP. Tel: 0442 870681.
OVERALL 71% ROM SHARER There’s a lot of alarmist talk about pro- ? Grams that are incompatible with the new Amiga Plus. However, a small percentage ot titles, games in particular, won’t load on the new machine. The Phoenix ROM sharer aims to rectify the problem allowing Amiga Plus owners the option to switch between 1.3 and 2.0 kickstart R Oms.
Installation is simple, requiring the kickstart chip's removal from its slot, and the ROM Sharer to be inserted instead. The 2.0 and 1.3 chips are then slotted into the ROM Sharer. This is rounded off by attaching the supplied switch on to the case ot the Amiga, allowing the user to toggle between the two al the flip ot a switch.
Phoenix claim 100% compatibility with all
1. 3 programs to dale, so Ihe unit is a worthwhile investment
at £24.99 (excluding 1.3 ROM) or £49.98 inclusive. Fitting the
ROM sharer will invalidate your guarantee, though, so be
warned.
¦ Contact Phoenix at FCC Distribution Ltd, Unit 8. Armley Park Court, Stanningley Rd. Leeds, LS12 2AE. Tel: 0532 311 932.
OVERALL 73% THE VIDEO CRISPER If you're tired ot lifeless graphics lil- to al pro- he on't IM - .0 M te 3a.
oat i all th- I A igh.
And washed-out colours, the Video Crisper is what you're looking tor. Manufactured by The Memory Location, it comprises a cable to plug in the Amiga's RGB port and the monitor cable where it amplifies the RGB colour signal by over 45%, resulting in more vivid colours and sharper delinition.
Typically, A500s and A2000S output an RGB signal of between 0.6 and 0.7 Vp-p, compared to a voltage ol 1.0 Vp-p on the A1000. The Video Crisper redresses the balance by enhancing the output level to just over 1.0 Vp-p for all bar the A1000. The Video Crisper is designed tor use with all monitors and TV monitors, but no mention is made ot whether it's compatible with Tvs connected via the modulator. On a monitor, though, it performs brilliantly.
¦ The Video Crisper costs £25 plus import tax and VAT. And is available trom The Memory Location. 396 Washington Street.
Wellesley, MA02181, U.S.A. Tel: 0101 617 237 6846.
SLINGSHOT Here at CU Amiga we pride ourselves on being the Amiga magazine that listens to its readers. With your help we can grow and improve the quality and depth of this publication beyond even our belief.
CU Amiga operate a number of services especially for our readers. So, don't hesitate if you want to drop us a line to air an opinion, or to make a specific enquiry to one of our panel of experts. All are only a post box away.
Until now, A500 owners could only gaze on as A2000 3000 owners tilled their internal expansion slots with all kinds ot interesting extras. Now, A500 owners can join the party thanks to Micro R. & D. Their Slingshot unit comprises a board which plugs into the side-based expansion bus ot any A500, providing a single A2000 slot. This slot is capable of accepting a variety of A2000 cards including memory expansions, SCSI interfaces and hard-cards.
There are limitations however: any cards which require the A2000's special CPU or video slots, won’t work. The board is lacking a through connector, so additional A500 expansions can't he plugged in simultaneously. Peripherals which include a through connector, should work perfectly, though.
¦ Slingshot costs £25.00 excluding shipping or import tax. And can be purchased trom Micro R. & D.. P.O.Box 130, 721 “O' Street. Loup City, NE 68853, U.S.A. Tel: 0101 308 7451243.
AMIGA PLUS 1 MB RAM MODULE . Although the new Amiga Plus comes ¦ilf with one megabyte ot memory as standard, owners may want to upgrade to take advantage ol the machine's possible 2Mb ot chip RAM. Phoenix are one of the first companies to respond to the demand tor Plus-compatible upgrades, and their board is quite reasonably priced at £49.99. In addition, the hoard plugs straight into the trapdoor beneath the machine, leaving the guarantee intact.
¦ Write to Phoenix. FCC Distribution Ltd.
Unit 8, Armley Park Court. Stanningley Rd. Leeds. LS12 2AE. Tel: 0532 311932.
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U43 4 - Catalogue Workshop - Rather good U45 - 52 CLIP IT! - 8 disks full of clipart U54 - Hard Dbk Utib - Wouldn't be without U56 - TSB Vector Designer - For RSI fans U57 - Messy sid II - Ultimate in transferers USB - PceMulator - An exceptional tool U61 - Intercostal Utib - Brilliant disk U62 - Quick bench VIJ - Bootable RRAD it Boot Utib - Hi Roy!
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icon based fonts which can be | drawn in up to 16 colours.
Some fonts arc supplied on disk. AMOS
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and name and address dah*- basc with telephone numbers, runs
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use Virus Killer with intuitive user interface.
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World: Please add 40p per disk CO-FOUNDEK Of THE PUBLIC DOMAIN STANDARDS FOB DISTRIBUTION AS ENDORSED BY COMMODORE UK Want to know how to set up your new printer? Mat Broomfield cuts through the tape to find out that printing can be easy, after all... j*me lex 1 meg ipeib hard COMMODORE Commodore's technical advice line is usually swamped by calls. Enquiries range from how to insert a floppy into the disk drive, to modems. More often, however, the call concerns printers and, specifically, how to get them to work!
Most printers come with comprehensive manuals, but they're rarely Amiga-specific, and new owners can find themselves floundering in a sea of jargon. Basically, though, there are three simple stages involved in linking a printer to an Amiga: Connection, Configuration and Software Installation.
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- Very easy CONNECTION The connection stage involves ensuring
that the right lead connects your printer to the Amiga. The
lead is dictated by your printer's interface. This is the part
of the printer which transmits print information from the com
puter. There are two main types: parallel and serial, with the
former the most common among dot matrix and 'smaller' printers,
whilst laser printers usually include options for both types.
Assuming that your printer uses a parallel interface (AKA Centronics), a standard PC printer cable will suffice and these can be bought virtually anywhere. Simply slot the ends into the ports they fit (ie: one end into the printer and the other into the slot next to the Amiga’s power socket).
CONFIGURATION Most printers allow you to specify how they operate, including the type of paper and how they respond to information sent by the computer.
You can make a printer work adequately without altering these settings, but for the best output you'll need to customise the printer to your requirements. This is done using physical or electronic DIP switches, or a combination of both. The exact function of the DIP switches differs between makes, but most cover the same functions.
Physical DIP switches consist of banks of micro-switches which can be turned on or off. They're usually located inside the printer's shell and require a pointed object to adjust them. Electronic DIP switches are more flexible as they're not restricted to two states. A single electronic switch which specifies paper length may permit sizes of 11,12, 13, and 14 inches, whereas a combination of two physical DIP switches might be needed to allow the same options.
Electronic switches are accessed by feeding a sheet of paper into the printer and pressing a combination of buttons. The current settings will be shown one at a time, allowing you to alter them before progressing. Once the settings have been set, they" remain until the power’s turned off.
Refer to the 'Dip Switches'section in your printer manual, or ‘Customising your Printer’ for more details.
INSTALLATION Although your printer is now configured for paper handling and a few other functions, it doesn't necessarily speak the same language as your computer - hence it will need a translation program called a printer driver.
These are available for most printers, and whilst your machine may not be mentioned in the list, it's highly likely that it can mimic one that is. To list the available printer drivers, load your Workbench disk and double click on the CLI or Shell icon to create a window.
Type in DIR and the Extras disk's name, followed immediately by :DEVS PRINTER. Follow any onscreen instructions that appear (Note: the actual command should read something like this: DIR EXTRAS1.3:DEVS PRINTERS). After a few moments, a list of the drivers should appear. Once you've identified your driver, you'll need to copy it to your Workbench disk. In case you make any mistakes, dupli iiiif uypiis mflcome.
Cate ihe Workbench disk and use the copy as your working disk.
To copy the required driver onto the Workbench disk type COPY (extrasname): DEVS PRINT- ERS (drivername) TO (workbenchname):DEVS PRINTERS. Again, remember to replace the items in brackets with the name of your extras disk, the name of the required printer driver, and the name of your Workbench disk. A 'real' command might look like this: COPY EXTRAS1,3:DEVS PRINTERS EPSONO TO WORKBENCH1,3:DEVS PRINTERS Your printer driver will now be copied from the printers directory of your Extras disk into the same directory of your Workbench disk. However, you'll still have to activate a new driver via
the Preferences section of Workbench. Preferences is an easy-to-use utility where you can set up how Workbench looks and works, and the way that your Amiga communicates with external hardware. To alter the printer settings within Preferences, load Workbench and double click on the disk icon, followed by the Prefs icon. This should open the Preferences window, inside which there’s an icon labelled 'Printer'. Double click on this to load the printer preferences editor.
You should now find yourself in the printer-editing section, where you can specify your driver. Workbench 1.2 and 1.3 users will notice the printer drivers section at the top right of the screen, and to the left for 2.0 owners. Both sections contain a list of available drivers. Once you’ve selected the relevant driver, you'll need to tell the computer other things regarding your printer (the interface you're using, the size of paper and your typeface size). These subjects areall explained further in the Workbench manual under the heading 'Preferences’, so refer to that for a more detailed
explanation.
Once you've finished tailoring your requirements, save the changes. Workbench
2. 0 owners can simply click on ‘Save’.
Everyone else will have to click 'OK' to return to the main preferences screen before they can click 'Save' to store the new parameters.
With the basic preferences set, you can print both text and graphics. If you plan to output a lot of graphics, however, there’s still some fine-tuning to improve things slightly.
Owners of 1.2 or 1.3 machines will need to select the Graphic 1 and Graphic 2 from preferences to make the changes, whilst 2.0 owners will need to return fo the Prefs window and load the PrinterGfx section. From here, you can specify whether your printer is capable of colour, its resolution, and the way that graphic data is to be interpreted, and is covered thoroughly in the Workbench manual.
Now that you've set and saved your new preferences, copy the changes on toany other packages you print from. Load Workbench , and insert the other program disk (DPaint, for instance) and load as usual (without resetting the computer). As Workbench is already loaded, any subsequent programs will then use your preferences until the machine is reset.
QUICK PREFERENCES Once you’ve set up the preferences on Workbench disk, when you save them, it will create a ‘System-Configuration’ file. To copy your new preferences elsewhere, copy the system configuration and printer drivers to the new disk and it’s ready to use. Open a CLI or SHELL window (as described earlier), and type: COPY (yourworkbenchdisk):DEVS PRINT- ERS (yourdriver) TO (yourdisk):DEVS PRINTERS COPYjyour- workbeqehdisk): DEVS SYSTEM-CONFIGURATION TO (your- disk):DEVS Press return at the end of each line and replace the names in brackets with the exact names of your di sks and
driver. Here's an example: COPY W0RKBENCH1.3:DEVS PRINTERS EPS0N-Q TO D-PAINT:DEVS PRINTERS COPY WORK- BENCH1.3:DEVS SYSTEM-C0NFIGURATI0N TO D-PAINT:DEVS
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The Blues are back with another 32-page extravaganza of buyer's information, tutorials, comment, charts, and inside information. Page 148 heralds the start of our comprehensive Buyer's Guide, with sixty top- notch products put to the test... If it’s games you're after, take a look on page I 56 which is our guide to the topselling titles on the Amiga ... If you've ever wondered how information is stored on floppies and hard drives, turn to page 161 for the first of a three part feature. . . Next up is Q&A on page 164 which sets out to answer all your many questions about all-things
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fast speed that you can produce quality homegrown games.
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AMOS 3D Europresa Software 0625 859444 £34.99 Almost every Amiga owner has seen solid-3D vector images at some time, either in a demo or games like Thunderhawk (Core Design) and Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (Virgin Games). The programmers of these games had to perform thousands of maths calculations to produce these complex graphics, and, for the average person, balancing the weekly budget is about the limit. AMOS 3D is here to help. With the maths already done for you, all you are required to do Is put the lines in the correct places and devise a game around them.
This Is easy because the software is completely Icon- driven and supplied with a comprehensive manual.
AMOS 3D was written by Voodoo Software, the folks behind a 3D game for Electronic Zoo called Xiphos.
* ** S VIDEO Ucenceware PD Young Steven Spielbergs amongst you
will be delighted with this useful PD package that creates
scrolling titles using any Amiga fonts. A variety of text
wipes and colour fades can be achieved and it's great value.
* *** AUDITION 4 HB Marketing Sunrise 0753 686000 £49.95 Sampling
has become very popular recently and Audition 4 is a brilliant
addition to the stable.Containing most of Its rivals options
the most notable enhancements are the five options under the
special menu that can improve the tonal quality of a sample.
Unwanted high frequencies can be removed with Smooth and
volume can be boosted without distortion with Maximlse.Totally
clean results are as easily obtainable as those with more
oomph.The ability to sample straight to disk and its speed
makes It top of the sampling list. ***** BOOKS Mastering Amiga
Beginners.
Bruce Smith Books 0923894355 £19.95 A highly-readable and entertaining introduction to the Amiga. Author Phil South doesn't set out to provide a comprehensive guide to the computer, but points the beginner In the right direction. Some of the many subjects covered are: Fonts, ilcons, speech synthesis, sound and of course graphics. More complicated topics are also dealt with, but instead of preaching In a condescending manner, South's hints and tips make for a refreshing read. **** CD-ROM DRIVE Commodore 0628 770088 ETBA New kid on the block, CDTV, has been available for some months now.
As more and more software emerges, owners of the standard Amiga can only sit back and watch. Commodore is planning to shortly release an external CD-ROM drive allowing anybody with a one megabyte machine to play CDTV software. No price fixed as yet, but expect to pay around £350. *** COLOURPIC JCL Business Systems 0892 76791 £399 For a professional real-time full colour digitiser the ColourPic is probably the best and also the most inexpensive. Blessed with the ability to save files in all graphics modes, it's the perfect tool for any kind of work.
For an extra £100, JCL will Include a quality genlock to merge graphics on real-time video. **** COLOUR KIT System Insight 0707 276913 Near laser print quality and a relatively cheap price tag have mad* th* Canon BJ- 10* prlnt*r on* of th* moat attractive on th* market.
Now, thank* to a great Idea trom System Insight. Th*r*‘a a kit which allowa you to produce oolour prints superior to those on other printers five tlm*s th* prlce.The kit Is available as refills or cartridges and th* full-colour prints from your mono printer, although tlm* consuming, will glv* th* BJ-10e a new leas* of Ilf* for only E14.95 for two bottles and £39,95 for the oompl*t* set,
* **** DILUXI PAINT IV Electronic Arts 0783 840442 £89.00 Deluxe
Paint IV Is alive with fresh loons, faster screen update and a
host of new functions Including transparency which enables
you to draw over a previous picture and still see the old
Image, Anti-aliasing to remove all those jagged edges,
metamorph from one object to another and colour mixing to find
that perfect shade. If that wasn't enough, you now have access
to the famous, and very gorgeous, HAM graphics mode with all
4096 colours for use at the same time. With all these functions
and the ability to switch between screen modes, this becomes
the best art package on the market today. Electronic Arts Is
offering upgrades for users of previous versions of the
software, ranging In price from £65 to £45.
* **** DISKBINCH-PD 17 Bit Software A very unusual, but highly
under-rated utility.
Deakbench has been around In one form or another for months, but this souped up version has a host of extra facilities. It allows th* user to define loons which execute sorlpte or aequenoes of commands and also form a neat and tidy 'desktop1. So If you're looking to tidy up your Workbenoh screens and cut some tedious comers this will help you no end, ANY ALTERNATIVES Anybody fancy a change from the experience of drawing with Deluxe Paint IV? The Graphics Workshop from Holosoft Technologies in California has roughly 200 commands for tweaking your sprites, backdrops and icons. Regular ana
irregular geometric shapes can be automatically drawn. Animation unsurprisingly forms an important part of this package, too. The Graphics Workshop is hard drive installable, supports all display modes and requires at least one megabyte of RAM. It costs $ 99.95, call Holosoft Technologies on 0101 619 7470663.
* **** DIOI-VIIW GOLD NewTM 0783 888000 £140.08 Dlgl-vlew can
digitise Images In any of th* Amiga screen modes, even hl-res
with an amazing 4096-colours. An advanced dithering routine
gives the llluelon of 100,000 colours on the screen. Saves
Images as standard IFF for use In Deluxe Paint. Very easy to
use, Just plug It In and away you go.
* **** DIRICTOR 2 Right Answers (0783)888000 Create profeaslonal
demos Incorporating music, samples, synchronised sound and
motion and slideshows all with a single package.
Director 2 offers more effecte and options than any other product of Its type. Easier to use than AMOS Basic and utilising a language that's quick to learn the software only short-coming is Its price, £102, but for the serious user there's no substitute.
* *** PLIXIDUMP Cere Electronics (0023) 88234 Yet another way ot
turning your mono printer Into a colour beast. Simply load the
required screen to be printed Into the program and select
'Seperatlon' from the menu to have the different sections
graded for colour. The program then seperates the sections
Into brightness values and your end result is a beautiful
colour Image.
Simple, but neat.
* ** OINISIS Mien Illusions £ 40.08 0480 406407 Unlike the Pro
Wafa, which requires at least 3 megabltes to run, the Genesis
produces muoh the same effects on a single Meg maohlne. It Is
capable of creating a ficticious terrain or Digital Elevation
Maps based on real locations. The realistic landscapes you
create can be edited and viewed from a number of different
angles and, compared to Wsta Pro.
Lightning faet. The user manuals are almost obsolete due to the programe ease of use and a lot of fun to use. Vista Pro Is still more powerful, but who's got a spare 3 Megs to waste on It?
* *** IMPACT SIRIIS 3 QVPC 800 108 meg An Incredibly fast hard
drive (35 times faster than a floppy) that's been specifi
cally designed for the Amiga.
It fits nicely Into the expansion port at the side of the machine. However, a metal shield has to be Inserted before hand to prevent Interference from the drive and bad Installation will kill your Amiga.
* ?** JORDPROGS Pacific PC A packed disk containing a number of
Interesting and entertaining programs for next to no cost.
Typing Tutor Is a simple program wrlten In basic that will
Improve your skill and teach you to touch type. IQ Test is a
series of Mensa mind benders that can be studied to provide a
better understanding of how a person's Intelligence can be
rated. In addition, there's a couple of Interesting arcade
games and Quiz Creator, a smart utility that allows you to
compile your own questions and answers.
Didn't they do well.
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['LEVEL EDITOR) Shareware A very useful program for game coders or anyone Interested In doing It themselves. This PD program let* you load IFF screens that are split Into panels which can then be used as building blocks for creating levels many times larger than th* original screen.
* * LIOHT PIN Trojan (0684)777003 There can't be many people who
enjoy using a mouse, especially artists, so th* natural thing
to do was to produce a pen-llke version of the rolling
headache.
Trojan's latest addition goes one stage further and actually draws directly onto the screen. Although not compatible with the A500P the gadget comes with a drawing package for all you lucky A500 owners and Is muoh easier to use than the Amiga mouse. An A500P version Is currently In development and we'll tell you when It's ready.
* ** MASTER SOUND Mlerodeal 0728 88020 £30.08 If, after looking
through all the Public Domain lists ot Soundtracker music and
dissecting hundreds of tunes, you still cannot find that per
fect sound, the only thing to do Is sample them yourself] Using
Master Sound there are no limits to the achievable sounds.
That racing game you're designing could sure benefit from some
meaty effecte, so why not stand next to a Porsche 959 and get
the perfect engine eound? Only the foolhardy will attempt to
capture real thunder, thoughl 8lmply record these sounds onto
tape, play them Into your Amiga via Master Sound, then load
Noise Tracker or Quartet and place the new sound Into your
piece of music or game. Hey preeto, your software Is enlivened
with realistic audio just like the professionals. Master Sound
Is supplied with a cartridge for sampling and editor software
to modify, merge and save your eamples.
* ** buyers guide MIDI INTERFACE Evesham Micros 0388 765500
£19.95 For a professional music package you will have to
purchase a MIDI interface and music keyboard. If you have never
been involved in creating music it's worth buying just because
it's cheapl You never know, after a couple of days you might
hate It!
* ** MIRACLE PIANO Mlndscape £299 0444 831 761 An advanced
electronic keyboard that connects to your Amiga. The package
comes as a complete tutorial that will teach you how to be a
master. The keyboard can be used as a separate Instrument
on Its own. The keys are velocity sensitive - as with a real
piano, the harder you hit them the loader the noise.
Best results are achieved with a hard disk and at least 1 Meg of memory. Without these, the disk swapping might be too much for you.
However, if you're serious about learning the piano a hard drive Is a recomended purchase. You can't get a better music package than this and although the software is slightly sluglsh everything you could want is here.
MUNTJET Hewlet Packard £999 A high-cost colour printer that puts out at 180 dots per Inch.
Despite its high resolution it KICKIN' SOUNDS Okay, you've just bought a sampler. With this neat gadget you can transfer any sound into your Amiga. What next? May we suggest a CO full of professional ready-made samples to enhance the music and sound effects in your own programs! Zero-G from Time & Space (0442 870681) is especially designed for fans of dance music. For £49.95 you get a compact disk with over 1,000 digitally mastered samples. Everything from techno beats and ethnic flutes to robot speech and orchestral stabs is included. Who needs The Prodigy?
Can't cope with solid blocks of colour. Its quiet printing does not compensate for the over-all poor quality of pictures it produces so spend your money elsewhere.
* POV ER* DRIVE Power Computing 0234 843388 £65 Now that almost
every title available on the Amiga requires an average of three
disks, it's about time you upgraded your system by adding two
or more drives.
The Power Drive is packed with some novel hardware features, Including a copier that enables you to back-up unprotected disks at amazing speeds, Anti-Click to stop that annoying clicking sound when there is no disk Inserted into the drive, and a Virus Blocker which prevents viruses infecting your disks. It also has a thru port allowing more drives to be connected.
* **** PEN PAL Gordon Harwood Computers 0773 836781 £79.95 Much
the same as Wordworth really. Pen Pal has a 100,000 word
dictionary, spell-checker and can input graphics into files.
Would-be Shakespeare’s can simultaneously edit up to four pages. A well-presented 250-page manual is easy to use. Database software is included In the price.
SS,1 MichTron Microdoal 0726 68020 *£29.95 A very easy-to-use package that allows you complete control of your money worries within a couple of hours. Fully Icon-driven with such features as 2D and 3D bar-graphs, pie charts, calculator and budget planner.
As the Amiga is a stereo machine you should be able to digitally record stereo sounds, Pro Sampler is used for just that. A software package is included for mixing, With a 30 day full-money- back guarantee when bought direct from MichTron, this has to be the safest money you will ever spend.
* **** HAREMDRIVE Power Computing 0253 734218 £499 Another
internal hard drive from ICD. This one fits in place of the
floppy disk drive, a shuffleboard Is used to relocate the
external drive to (DF0:). Available in 42Mb and 105Mb versions.
* * SSSSSSar Gordon Harwood Computers 0773 836781 £69.95 Having
difficulties mastering the complex sentence structures of our
great language?
Proper Grammar checks every word within a text document to see if you've made any tedious mistakes.
Although the software is great at spotting spelling errors, its dictionary is rather limited and very American. However, there's a user dictionary which stores your personal words and phrases. Needs external drive and one megabyte of RAM and It's slowl ** PRO-RAM PLUS Date! Electronics 0782 744707 E24.99 E34.99 (with battery backup) Normal half-megabyte memory upgrades only extend your computer’s FAST memory, but Pro-Ram has the option of becoming FAST or CHIP memory. Setting the expansion to CHIP enables the blitter to access the upgrade. ???
Cutting, reversing and inserting samples. The hardware plugs into the edge connector and contains a thru port to accept a hard drive or Action Replay cartridge.
* *** QUARTET Microdeal 0726 68020 £49.95 Basically the same as
Noiselracker or Soundtracker with a few extra options,
including a sound editor for changing samples and use of an
external keyboard.
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RAM MASTER II Da tel Electronics 0782 744707 £99.99 Some application software requires two megabytes of RAM to perform properly, Ram Master has 1.5 megabytes on the board, boosting your machine to an effective total of two megabytes. But be careful as installing the upgrade invalidates the warranty of your machine.
* ** REAL 3D Alternative Image 0533 440041 £299 One of the more
advanced graphics techniques, 3D rendering, is now becoming a
standard feature on the Amiga. With the introduction of
accelerator boards and 24-bit graphics adaptors, the concept of
photo-realistic imagery is here. Real 3D consists of three main
work screens. The first draws your objects using vector graph
ics, the second handles slight alterations to view and
rotation, and the last sets the rendering style, speed, wire
frame, colours, graphics mode and animation steps.
The finished picture can then be saved to disk and viewed or animated with a small external program,
* **** msimnat.
Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £299 2449 The price of hard drives is continuously decreasing, at Evesham Micros they have just released the Reference Hard Drive. 40Mb or 100Mb versions are available with a choice of either 2Mb or 4Mb internal memory upgrades.
SCAN AND DELIVER tures and documanti paint package or word the Sharp JX-100 is midway between a flatbed and handheld scanner, this deck still produces quality images. Sharp’s offering has a maximum dpi of 400 but its
3. 39-inch scan width Is a little small.
Ussss.
Evesham Micro* 0386 765500 £11449 Genlocks are used to overlay computer graphics onto video images. These can then be recorded onto another video tape. For software developers this enables them to watch videos whilst working. *•** INGS + ROB Studios 082 581 2666 £29.96 Each A strange collection of beautifully-animated creatures from the ocean depths and rolling plains of Africa. At first glance, the eleven animals on each disk look like they've been digitised such is the quality. As they run. Prowl, and swim you can almost hear their movements due to their realism. The animals have been
put together as examples of fantastic animation and can be used in your own demos without all the hard work of drawing them yourself. They can also be tinkered with and picked up as brushes to be used for whatever you like.
* *** Inhancer Omega Pro acta 0925 763946 £34.99 Helps overcome
the deficiencies in the Amiga's frequency response. Computer
music and high quality samples are improved to such high
quality that you'll wonder how you got on without it. A
fraction of the price of others, but better.
STAR SJ-48 Star Micron ics 0695 252131 £179 This is a smart-looking bubble jet printer that delivers almost laser-quality prints.
Capable of 360 dots per inch, very quiet and cheap to run. Almost the same as the BJ-10e, so get which ever one you can find the cheapest.
SUPERBASE 4 PRO Precision Software 061 330 7166 £120 Using a database can help you In many ways, from keeping notes of all your software collection to remembering the address of all your Auntie's and Uncles.
Superbase 4 Pro is fully icon- driven with its own special VCR panel for quick movement around files. You can also load a digitised picture into your file. A very easy-to- use program with good screen output on both monitor and TV.
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S. W.A.G.-4. Strictly PD The fastest fractal generation you've
ever seen, the disk contains three programs. The problem with
most fractal artwork is the lack of speed, but Mandel Blitz
(first on the disk) uses new algorithms to speed up the
process and rather than crawling down the screen one raster
line at a time it draws them all over the place and fills in
the fine detail later. If this sort of thing gets you off
you'll love this and you won't find better.
TAKE-2 Rombo 0606 414631 £99.95 A software only package that offers video and animation sequencing with four track graphic control and syncro- nised sound capabilities. Two of the three disks included contain demo images and sounds wich are used to guide you through the trickiest parts of the program. So be warned, this is one manual you'll have to read. A tragic omission is the onion skin feature (the ability to see your previous drawing underneath the one you're working on), but all in all a great package that won't cost the Earth.
VIDEOSCAPE 3D Centresoft 021 356 3388 Animation gobbles up memory but if you don't mind not having colour-perfect 3D representations of objects and want to conserve as much memory as possible this modelling tool could be for you. Using pseudo-shaded algorithms to generate light and shade almost the same effects can be achieved as with twice the amount of free memory. A powerful tool that's even better than Amos 3D and 3D Construction Kit.
* ** digitiser II Datel Electronics 0782 744707 £89.99 Capturing
video images on the Amiga is now a very easy task. With
Digitiser II you can grab images then modify them using the
software supplied. Optional RGB Splitter is used for
separating the three colour signals, RGB, then digitising each
colour to produce a full-colour image. Files can be saved as
8-, 16-, 32- and 4096-colour pictures and.
Reloaded into Deluxe Paint.
The RGB Splitter costs an extra £79.99, but it’s worth every penny.
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WHOM II PD Soft Dr Who fans will be rejoicing at the announcement of this utility. An entire cross-referenced database covering every aspect of the time- traveller's history. A vast wealth of information giving every conceivable tit-bit of information you could possibly ever want. Every single episode is listed and cross- referenced with some incredibly trivial information.
WORDWORTH Diglta International 0395 270273 £129.99 Word processing on the Amiga has been becoming more and more professional over the last couple of years.
Wontworth allows you to incorporate Deluxe Paint pictures into your files and will mould your text around the image. Totally icon-driven, you shouldn't have any problems. A spell checker and thesaurus are included. The complete package comes ready to run but you will need at least one megabyte to work on files of any length.
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ZY-FI Evesham Micros 0386 765500 £39.95 If you are still listening to your Amiga's amazing sound through your old TV set then it's about time you experienced true stereo sound.
Supplied with it's own power supply, ZY-FI plugs directly into the Amiga’s sound ports and amplifies the sound through the supplied speakers.
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GENLOCK LTD Metcom House, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 OXQ AdSCSJ2080 TEL: (0257) 472866 472887 FAX: (0257) 426577 y ¦ Internal 4MB ram card for Amiga A500.
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C169.99 The CP10 Pal encoder is a device lhal allows you to
slore all images onto video tape in three formats, composite
video. HI 8 and S-VHS. Just imagine all your presentation from
your favourite graphic software, business graphics, charts
and even desktop publishing pages are all acceptable material.
With the CP10 you can simply record these onto video tape as
you create them without any quality loss. Only £149.99 Eureka
4MB Expansion A500 | Eureka JMB Expansion A500 £24.99 Eureka
8MB Expansion A500 External 8MB ram expansion for Amiga A500.
Full implemented auto configuring Standard I MB x 8orlMB x 9
simm modules. External power supply unit included.
Memory lest software included. Pass through bus design. High performance zero wait-statcs.
, 2MB Populated 4MB Populated Amiga Mouse Electronic Design Genlock C-'' MJDJ Interface Pi s Built in high performance Phillips pal encoder enable perfect video fades. External colour, contrast and limminance controls allow total control loenhancc video inpul.The built in RGBsplit- ter allows digitised images lo he grabbed from camera or recorder and fed through the genlock. Key inverter allows foregroundand background lo be switched in and out. Full superimposing with keyhole effect. PAL Genlock £349.99 Also available to support Hi-8. S-VHS £449.99 GSJ Gold Pro YC Genlock AM J Card High
performance S-VHS genlock with built in fader, key inverter. Studio quality results from a unit that has no competition al its price. Used by the French television studios and gives breathtaking quality at VHS + S-VHS level. Fully modular so that frame freeze and multi colour keying through chroma keys can be added. Total control use the video with colour, contrast and luminance. Built m RGB splitter. £649.99__ Super-Card Ami II is a hardware and software backup system that plugs into your Amiga'sdisk drive port. Features include: Fast DOS copies: copy in Amiga Dos disk in 45 seconds Verify
option: The only hardware copier capable of verifying data!
Parameters: duplicates disk protection exactly. Gets rid of protections schemes. £44.99 _ RAM 256K x 4 DRAMS £4.99 1MB x 1 DRAMS £4.99 I MB x 9 Simms £44.99 Highquality MIDI interface connects directly with the Amiga serial port. One MIDI in. T wo MI Dl out and thru. Only £24.99 Switchable Atari and Amiga compatible mouse 260DP1 2 Button Mouse £14.99 300DP13 Button Mouse £19.99 Supra 500XP Hard Drive High performance SCSI hard drive offering all the features and performance you would expect from a Supra product. Support of upto 9 megabytes of ram. Low profile 11 mszero noise hard drive.
Small compact side filling drive. Performance lhal leaves all competitors in the dark age. Bus pass through ihe SCSI out. External SCSI address selector.
Superb software with aulo formal and backup software.
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Sit back, relax and read through the definitive guide to the greatest and latest games available today... Psygnosls £25.99 Shoot 'em up Agony takes an owl for its main sprite. Don't be put off by this, though, as our feathered friend can dish out more death than the Grim Reaper. The graphics are superb and give the game a Japanese feel. Potions and power-ups abound and can only be retrieved by quick joystick wiggling. Not a classic, but worth your pennies none- the- less.
* ?** ANOTHER WORLD US Gold £25.99 Arcade Adventure iDelphine's
original and unprecedented comic book adventure opens up a new
style of game play. It's a brilliant mix of animation,
puzzling and arcade shoot 'em up. The game revovles around a
research analyst who's been catapulted into another dimension.
Surprises at every twist and turn, with little left to the
imagination.
Gameplay is slightly limited by the skimpiness of the game and the limited number of levels, but it should not be missed. A sequel is almost assured and if not we'll be hamering down the door to find out why not.
* **** ARMOUR- GEDDON Psygnosls £25.99 Arcade Simulation Chance
to drive or fly six different types of vehicle in a
futuristic fusion of simulation, strategy and shoot’em-up.
Full marks go to Psygnosis tor this first foray into the genre. Scores over the cult classic Carrier Command from Realtime Games Rainbird.
* *** BATTLE COMMAND Ocean £24.99 Arcade Simulation Blend of
sci-fi shoot 'em-up and strategy from Realtime Games of Carrier
Command fame. Advanced 3D graphics and a plethora of missions.
* ** BIRDS OF PREY Electronic Arts £34.99 Flight Simulation
Featuring dozens of planes including the hi-tech B-2 Stealth
Bomber, Boeing 747 and the Hercules transport craft and based
around an East West conflict Birds of Prey is one of the finest
flight sims ever. Some of the more manoeuverable planes are a
little hard to control, but the game incorporates a useful auto
pilot system that will fly you to your various missions before
you take over. Great.
* **** BLUES BROTHERS Titus £25.99 Platform Fans of the cult '70s
film will really get a kick out of this game. Sparkling sprite
animation of the two main characters come complete with a
crazy backdrop full of traps and bonuses.
* *** CAPTIVE Mlndscape £24.99 Role Playing Game Veteran
programmer Tony Crowther’s 'Dungeon Master in space' has an
almost infinite number of levels and a sometimes bewildering
array of collectible gadgetry. Won game of the year in 1990.
* *** CENTURION: DEFENDER OF ROME Electronic Arts £24.99 Arcade
Strategy The creative force behind the legendary Defender of
the Crown turns his attention to the Roman Empire.
Command legionnaires on the battlefield, construct a fleet of boats, catch a gladiator show, and try to seduce Cleopatra. Carry on, gamers!
* ** CHAMPION OF THE RAJ Mirrorsoft £25.99 Arcade Strategy Catch
the laughable Captain Pugwash animation in Level 9’s answer to
those Cinemaware 'Interactive Movies' like Defender of the
Crown and It Came from the Desert. Somewhere along the line
that whole affair falls flat... about 23 seconds after
inserting the disk, in fact.
* CHUCK ROCK Core Design £24.99 Platform Prehistoric lager lout
travels through five levels made of jungles, caves, underwater
passages and ice chambers before a finale in the dinosaur’s
graveyard.
Brilliant animation of some crazy creatures. A bit too easy to complete.
Ungabunga!
* *** CRUISE FOR A CORPSE Delphine US Gold £25.99 Adventure
Gripping stuff from the Parisian software company.
Agatha Christie style murder mystery using the Cinejnatique system. Full of French flair, especially the black and white 'flashback' sequences.
* *** DOUBLE DRAGON 3 Storm £24.99 Beat 'em up Eagerly-awaited
installment in the series. An accurate conversion of the
coin-op that adds nothing new to the previous games in the
style department. However, there is a slight twist to the plot
and a few puzzles are included in an attempt at jazzing up the
old tale.
DEUTEROS Activision £25.99 Strategy Space opera about as interesting as playing with a number-crunching spreadsheet. Still, some people out there will get a kick out of this follow-up to Millennium ¦ 2.2...** ELVIRA - THE ARCADE GAME Flair £25.99 Arcade Stunning graphics and very effective paralax. If the RPG wasn't to your taste this platform romp very well could be. Three different worlds to explore with an assortment of spells and weapons to use against the wizards, dragons, ghouls and wraiths you'll meet. Only let down by the size of the playing screen and its ease ot play. Love her
or hate her, Elvira - the Arcade Game will appeal to most.
* ?** EPIC Ocean £25.99 Space Flight Sim Wing Commander on the
Amiga. After years of delay DID have delivered a masterpiece
of 3D space combat warfare. Protect the Federation fleet on its
perilous journey through space and engage enemy fighters or
embark upon eight separate missions. A long time coming, but
worth the delay.
Epic 2 is in production.
* **** EYE OF THE BEHOLDER SSI US Gold £29.99 Role Playing Game A
Dungeon Master clone that is superior to the original.
Takes the idea a stage further by incorporating the feel of AD&D role-playing with improved characters and story.
* **** F-15 STRIKE EAGLE II Microprose £34.99 Simulation Another
in the long-line of quality flight-sims from Microprose. Fly
hundreds of missions in six war zones around the world,
including the Persian Gulf, Vietnam and Central Europe.
Probably the best ever Amiga flight-sim! ***** JATOR Ocean £24.99 • Simulation More an arcade game than a straight flight simulation. F- 29 is brimming over with fast solid-3D graphics and fair number of 'bugs'. Contains dozens of different tactical missions with intense aerial combat and ground battles.
Runcorn-based developer Digital Image Design is currently working on Robocop 3 and Epic, Ocean’s answer to the award-winning Wing Commander.
* *** FIRST SAMURAI mageworks £24.99 Arcade People behind such
classics as Cybemoid and Last Ninja have produced a very
playable romp. Plenty of beat'em-up action and hori
zontally-scrolling landscape to explore. Beautiful sprites and
backdrops coupled with unusual orchestral sound effects. A cut
above the rest.
* **** FLAMES OF FREEDOM Microprose £34.99 Arcade Strategy Even
after all these years.
Lords of Midnight programmer Mike Singleton can still cut it. Midwinter II is a technically awesome 3D adventure with 22 different forms of transport, over 1,000 intelligent characters, dozens of useable weapons and the equivalent of 1,000,000 square miles of terrain to explore. The nearest a computer game has ever come to a James Bond movie.
* **** GODFATHER US Gold £30.99 Shoot 'Em Up Classic example of
the misuse of a film license.
Probably due to no fault of their own, US Gold's mafioso epic bears little resemblance to the Brando Pachino masterpieces. Dogged by copy right problems, this average platform Operation Wotf-type affair does its best to recreate old New York with some fantastic back drops and digitised sounds. However, with the absence of any recognisable characters and the tough difficulty level, the game pulls on a pair of con- Crete moon boots from the beginning. Look out for an RPG or arcade adventure, someone must be able to do these films justice.
* ** GODS Renegade I Mindscape £24.95 Platform Another corker of
a game from the prolific Bitmap Brothers. Highly impressive
graphics complemented by a wide range of multi-layered sound
effects and samples.
Utilises a novel system which makes the computer-con- trolled opponents respond intelligently to the actions of the player.
* *** GRAND PRIX Microprose £34.99 Drive 'em-up More hot racing
action from author of the award-winning Stunt Car Racer.
Realistic, fast-moving and excellent 3D graphics. With up to
sixteen tracks to choose from, you shouldn't dire of taking
these Formula One buggies out for a spin.
* **** GREAT GIANA SISTERS Rainbow Arts EN A Platform Just to be
trendy, here is the ultimate underground hit.
Nintendo forced this game out of punters reach because of its likeness to the megasuccessful Super Mario Bros series. Praise indeed, pity the game is no longer available on the open-market.
* *** HEELS OVER Ocean £7.99 Arcade Adventure This transfer of
the old Spectrum game has been well worth the wait. Primitive
graphics and sound but phenomenal gameplay.
Hopefully, this could pave the way for adaptions of some of other eight-bit classics like Aliens, Delta, Forbidden Forest, Lode Runner, Lords of Midnight, Park Patrol, Pastfinder, Raid on Bungling Bay, Thnjst, and so on.
* **** HEART OF CHINA Sierra £35.99 Adventure Graphic adventures
don't get much prettier than this. You take the role of an
obnoxious loud-mouth American (do they come in any other for
mat?) On a journey across China to rescue your fair lady.
Extremely funny dialogue and a great deal of oriental flavour
remain in the Amiga version converted from the gob-smacking PC
product, A monitor might fail to do the tunes justice, but,
rest assured, they are excellent. The only thing that ruins
the experience is the limitations in the Amiga's speed and
the horrendous disk swapping. Still great stuff.
* *** HEIMDALL Core Design £30.99 Arcade Adventure Graphics
easily up to the standard of Dragon's Lair complemented by
really meaty gameplay, too.The ultimate in arcade adven
tures... brilliant!
* **** 85?.S£LDDEN Electronic Arts £25.99 Sports Sim American
Football has never been presented better. John Madden provides
a wealth of options that you can take or leave, without bogging
the player down. The sprites are the perfect size and are com
plemented by a series of grunts, groans and speech.
Different pitch surfaces and conditions add to the event and the realistic play will keep you rushing for hours.
Not a very natural transposition from the Mega Drive - console, due to its complicated control method, but both teams are in the same boat so fairness is assured. It also makes a nice alternative to Cinemaware's aging classic, 7V Sports: Football.
* *** KNIGHTMARE Mindscape £25.99 RPG Role playing with a sense
of humour. Don't associate it too much with the childish
television program as it would be much too hard for the
youngsters. Intelligent monsters that can actually be heard
coming with tell tale noises best exploited through head
phones. The characters are very quick to react to their
predicaments and can all be individually programmed to spring
into action at a single click of the mouse button. A joy to
play and equally addictive.
* **** IK+ System 3 £9.99 Beat’em-up Definitive example of the
genre from maverick programmer Archer Maclean.
Looks and sounds like a Bruce Lee martial arts movie, incorporating frantic combat and a great sense of humour.
Dramatic sampled sounds and super smooth animation of head-butt, face slap and gut punch moves make the game virtually unbeatable.
Are you a karate kid?
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KY Microprose £35.99 Flight Sim Taking the flight sim world back down to the basics. No radar guided missiles or electronic HUD displays here just 105 horse power engines and a machine gun that's prone to jammingl Fly or die for Britain or Germany in a bi or tri plane set in WW1.
Probably the fastest sim to date even when there's loads in the sky the ground detail and pace are still retained.
* *** LEANDER Psygnosis £24.99 Platform Head and shoulders above
most other platform games, Leander smacks of those Japanese
console games currently in vogue. Easily the most playable game
from the Psygnosis stable.
* *** LEMMINGS Psygnosis £24.99 Arcade Puzzle Take command of the
wackiest collection of misdirected death-wish rodents ever
seen on your screen. Click on a series of icons to make your
cute little Lemmings perform potentially life-saving skills
like digging tunnels, climbing, building bridges, and so on.
One of those games that will grab you until you've completed it. Psygnosis and DMA Design are promising extra level disks, a brand-new sequel and an eventual Lemmings Editor so you can create your own levels.
Buyers guide LOTUS ESP..T CHALLENGE Gremlin £24.99 Drive 'em-up Surprise hit of the year!
Similar look and feel to the C64 classic Pitstop II from Epyx. Features 20 competing cars. 32 cruel courses, precious pitstops and capital controls. Split-screen racing action for one or two players.
* *** CHALLENGE8!?
Gremlin £25.99 Drive 'em-up Eagerly-awaited sequel brings eight new stages and improved graphics. Like Sega's Radmobile coin-op, Lotus 2 also includes fancy weather effects like rain, snow and, most impressive of all. Fog. In addition, four players can simultaneously compete courtesy of an ingenious link-up option.
Some players have complained about the feel of this one, so try both games before you decide.
* *** MERCENARY III Novagen £29.99 3D Adventure A reasonable
succesor to Paul Wokes's Damocles. The mere emerges from a two-
year prison sentence and embarks on yet another last mission.
The vast 3D environment is criss-crossed with roads,
buildings and different transportation systems. There are a
number of different ways to complete the game and the box actu
ally contains sealed envelopes containing five of these. Crude
graphics and poor backdrops don't help to create a strong
atmosphere and unless you're a fanatic for this type of olde
woride programming, steer clear.
* ** MANCHESTER UNITED EUROPE Krisalle £25.99 Sport Popular
soccer game recently updated for the new international season.
Features four-player option when used with special joystick adaptor. Arcade and management modes to suit everybody.
* *** MEGALOMANIA Imageworks £30.99 Arcade Strategy Skillfully
crafted action wargame with some super sampled sound effects
and speech. Make your moves and watch hordes of little men run
around the screen killing each other. The boys at Sensible
Software have done players proud with a witty interpretation of
the genre.
* **** MKROPROSE Microprose £34.99 Sports Sim Very strong
contender for the golfing sim crown previously held by PGA.
Fantastic scenery and an easy-to-use style of play. Different
tournaments, courses and up to 72 holes to play around. You
can play back your shots whenever you like and there are up to
ten camera angles that twist and turn in and out following your
ball during play. Better than the rest and avoids annoying disk
swapping.
* **** ERBOLT Hit Squad £7.99 Shoot 'em up The original
conversion of Operation Wolf was met by fans with mixed
criticism as some thought it a tad too difficult. However,
this sequel had all the essentials to make it better than the
first including simultaneous two- player mayhem.
Unfortunately, the absence of an on-screen cross-hair with which to aim was a disappointment, but a brilliant conversion nevertheless.
* **** PACMANIA Qrandsiam £N A Arcade Perhaps the finest moment
for the cult video game character. Pacmania is an old but
competent conversion of the colourful Namco coln-op.
Every bit of your screen Is filled with pseudo-3D mazes occupied by nasty ghosties out to get our hungry hero.
Excellent choice for younger players and definitely one for lia freaks. *** PGA TOUR GOLF Electronic Arts £24.99 Sport Compete against sixty PGA Tour Pros in four-round tournament play. PGA Tour Golf has three authentic courses (Sawgrass, Avenel and PGA West) and a bonus fantasy course. Play against one to four human or computer opponents and see your best shots again via the Instant Replay. There are plenty of golf games available on the Amiga, but none of them come close to this classic.
* **** POPULOUS 2 Builtrog EA £29.99 Strategy One of the best
games ever released. No kidding.
Basically the same play principle as Populous, only everything has been improved to perfection. Try to become more powerful than Zeus by defeating a series of Greek Gods and mythological creatures. State-of-the-art gameplay and presentation.
You simply cannot be without this game in your collection.
There are two versions, owners of one megabyte machines are treated to even better graphics and sound.
* **** POWERMONGER Electronic Arts £29.99 Strategy From Bullfrog,
the team that brought us Populous, this Is another startling
example of how original games can be created by designers who
care. Life as a warlord Is tough but immense fun. Spy on your
enemies, bribe the meek and send In your troops to attack. Get
the peasants to make food or invent something useful like
agricultural machinery or destructive weapons. More of a ‘real-
world’ simulation than Populous, with an incredible 3D
representation of rivers, hills, settlements, people and
battles which can be zoomed and rotated at will.
* **** PRINCE OF PERSIA Broderbund Domark £24.99 Platform Arabian
swordplay and hijlnks with delicious sprite animation. Looks
good, sounds good and jolly well does you good. Hey Broderbund,
what about a sequel?
* **** touri"118 Ubisoft £24.99 Sport Who needs Wimbledon when
you can have the 'real-thing' all year round?
* *** RAILROAD TYCOON Microprose £29.99 Strategy Build yourself a
railroad empire in North America or Europe during the heyday of
locomotion. Each territory has its own economy, products and
resources. Players must choose the right train engine and
rolling stock for the job and keep the equipment up-to-date.
Newspaper headlines keep you informed of events which could
bring in new opportunities for budding tycoons. Typical Sid
Meier release with an exhausting amount of depth.
* *** RED BARON Dynamlx £34.99 Flight Sim Excellent presentation
with a large manual full of background information for this
First World War flight sim.
Plenty of menus and options, plus good use of digitised pictures of the different piolots. However, the missions take an age to load and once running crawl along, moving at one frame a second in some places.
Digitised sound effects are usualy welcome, but the constant grinding of the planes engine is suicidal and cannot be turned off. Medals are awarded for valour, and perseverance!, but no reward would make me play this again.
* * RISE OF THE DRAGON Dynamlx Slerra Online £39.99 Graphic
Adventure Above average release inspired by Ridley Scott's
Blade Runner cyberpunk film. No typing involved and it sports
some lush location graphics and animations.
Plenty of disk-swapping for those of us without a hard disk.
* ** ROBIN HOOD Millennium US Gold £25.99 Strategy Adventure
Kevin Costner and Bryan Adams have made huge amounts of cash
out of our legendary hero, so why shouldn't us Brits grab a
slice of the pie? Robin Hood is an epic game, pleasing to both
the eyes and ears.
* ** ROBOCOD Millennium £24.99 Platform Sequel to James Pond
Secret Agent is a real scorcher.
Fantastic combination of humour, platform play and cute graphics. How can one lonely programmer produce a game of such calibre?
* **** ROBOCOP 3 Ocean £25.99 Arcade Adventure An original format
that breaks the usual mold of film licenses. You can take the
role of Robocop in this 3D environment and play the arcade
sections for instant action or follow the course of the full
movie adventure.
Great use is made of different camera angels and the 30 animated sections keep the story moving along In a stylish cinematic manner.
However, gameplay is rather limited and the long lasting appeal of it all is extremely questionable.
* *** RODLAND Storm £25.99 Platform One of the most playable
games to hit the Amiga in a long time. This Jaleco coinop has
been cleverly brought to life without losing any of the
original appeal.
* *** RUBICON 21st Centuary £25.95 Shoot 'Em Up Rather limited,
yet graphically sumptuous, futuristic shoot 'em up. Some
sprites are one-quarter the size of the screen, yet even with
the varied power-ups on offer the traditional blast-all-in-
sight game is not best represented here. There are lots of
mutant nasties to kill, but once the screen begins to fill up,
the whole thing slows down. *** monkTeyFisland Lucastllm
Games US Gold £25.99 Adventure There's not much you can teach
the George Lucas team about creating top-quality interactive
entertainment. The Secret of Monkey Island is superb in every
respect: gorgeous graphics, seducing sounds and heaps of
humour.
This swashbuckling pirate adventure has absolutely no typing involved and incorporates a terrific use of dialogue. Requires one megabyte of memory.
* **** SHADOW OF THE BEAST 2 Psygnosis £34.95 Platform
Ridiculously difficult gameplay, most impressive graphics and
ever so overpriced. What else can we say? Oh yeah, Shadow of
the Beast 3 will be here soon.
* * SILENT SERVICE II Microprose £34.99 Strategy Accurate
submarine simulation set in the Pacific during the Second
World War which could do with a dose of excitement.
* ** SPACE GUN Ocean £24.99 Arcade Shoot 'em up Operation
Thunderbolt-styled game that's been converted from the
space-aged coln-op.
The incredible arcade atmosphere has been retained mainly due to the thumping noises and great sound effects. The original utilised a pump action space rifle and Ocean have not only made the game mouse driven, but Trojan Light Pen compatible as well. Every conceivable alien comes out of the wood work at you and the few additions that have been made to the tried and tested game- style raises the game above even Beast Busters.
* *** WORLDSZV Activision £24.99 Arcade Puzzle Marble Madness was
one of the first games to be released on the Amiga, although we
had to wait four years for the real thing.
??** STUNT CAR RACER Microprose £24,99 Drive 'em-up Inventive and irresistible crash 'n smash race game with realistic suspension and handling of the hot-rod cars.
Geoff Crammond, the brains behind Revs and Sentinel, .
Produced some fast solid-3D graphics for the narrow suspended raceways. Grand Prix is his new attempt to simulate Formula One warfare.
* **** SWITCHBLADE II Gremlin £24.99 Platform Finally, a platform
slice’em- up which gives those pesky Japanese console video
games a run for their money.
Switchblade II is set across six enormous levels with over 600 screens of tense, claustrophobic challenges.
Hack-tastic, mate!
* *** SWIV Storm £24.99 Shoot'em-up Kind of like a sequel to the
durable Silkworm. Vertically- scrolling shoot 'em up which pits
your craft against all manner of alien fighters.
Continuous loading during the game means there's always something to shoot at and the varied backdrops are very detailed. Why can't all Amiga games be this smart?
* **** THEIR FINEST THEUBATTLE OF BRITAIN LucasfUm Games US Gold
£24.99 Simulation Thrilling and historically accurate air
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would make sense to store it an orderly manner. Your Amiga's disk drive has got it sussed... doctorin’ the disks Eight hundred kilobytes on a beermat - how do they do it? In the first of a three-part series, Nick Veitch does tricks with tracks.
Your internal floppy drive comprises a motor, a few drive screws and a pair of magnetic heads. The motor's function is fairly obvious: it spins the disk at a precise speed. The bits that do the work are the heads. Gliding fractions of a millimetre either side of the disk, they detect the magnetic pulses coded onto the disk. All that comes out is a stream of numbers, and something has to tell the drive heads where to go.
DEVICES AND DESIRES The Amiga's first line of control is the trackdisk device. This is a piece of code (often called a library) that knows how the actual physical drive is connected to the Amiga. It also knows where to send data - not to mention the controlling codes. These drivers are always specific to that particular device.
This may seem to be a bit complicated, but future devices will be able to be connected simply by plugging them in and writing a device driver. If AmigaDos was more directly involved with controlling the physical mechanism, you'd need updates everytime a new kind of device surfaced. Most device drivers exist in the machine's ROMs but that doesn't mean you can’t write one and compile it.
HANDLE IT The next step from the device driver is the file handler. This is usually found in the L: directory of Workbench. The file handler decides the format your files will take on the disk. The standard file-handier accepts commands that create, read, write, rename and delete files on disk. Any tool or application that runs through Workbench will use the file handler to store and retrieve information.
This means that the applications don't have to know how files are stored, they just pass the information on to the file handler.
Since none of the applications are dependant on the way data is stored, it is possible to use other file handlers, meaning that applications can use any file information stored on any device so long as there is a device driver and file handler for that piece of hardware.
This is convenient as there are two file handlers for disk drives. There is the original one, as introduced on the A1000 (now known as the Original Filing System) and one other. Workbench 1.3 introduced a file handler known as FFS (Fast File System), primarily for use with hard drives. Both of these accept the same set of commands to read and write data to files and both support the same dqvice drivers. The only difference is in the format the files actually take on the disk. The format used in FFS is based on OFS but has been streamlined to increase performance and efficiency.
FLOPPINESS Let's see howdata is stored on a typical disk. At the lowest level, each disk is broken up into surfaces, cylinders, sectors and blocks. A floppy disk has two surfaces (top and bottom) but hard disks have four or more.The cylinders are the tracks which carry the data, like a series of concentric circles around the hub of the drive. An Amiga floppy disk has 80 cylinders which adds up to 160 tracks over both surfaces.
A sector is a pie-shaped slice of the disk which contains one block in every cylinder. From this, you can imagine that a block (which is the smallest unit of any file) takes up more physical space on the outer edge of the disk that it would further towards the middle. This may seem a bit wasteful but it's the most convenient way to make the drives and also provides a faster access time.
Apple computers have more blocks on the outer tracks, but their drives have slow access times and hold roughly the same amount of data.
AmigaDos disks are unique in that they have eleven sectors which adds up to a phenominal number of blocks (1760), each containing 512k. These blocks are smaller than those found on MSDos or Apple disks but data is stored in smaller increments. Informationwise, you can get more on an AmigaDos disk than any other 3.5" floppy.
NEXT MONTH: We've seen how and where, next time we'll explore just what all the blocks on your floppies contain.
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Card No: Exp Date Access Visa | | Cheque | | P.O's [ | 53 Mail Order only TESSALLATION SOLUTION In answer to Clifford Allen’s request for a tessallation program - try getting the public domain Scope disk 136. It’s available through the Independent Commodore Products User Group (call on 081 346 0050), but most PD libraries should stock it.
To quote from the catalogue: ‘A tessallation is a set of geometric figures that completely cover a plain surface - such as tiles covering a floor. Escher made possibly the most imaginative tessallations known. This program will help you in designing your own - it's fun, and it's one of the topics covered in both the current junior and high school maths curriculum'.
Incidentally, the plural of 'virus’ is ‘viri’, NOT ‘virii'l That would be the plural of 'virius'. Yep, you guessed it - I'm old enough to have done Latin at school! 'Nuff said.
June Brierty. Basildon, Essex.
Thanks very much indeed for your help, June. I for one will be most interested to look at the tessallation disk.
Interesting to read your oh-so-correct definition of the Latin plural for ‘virus'.
Although I personally don’t use the ‘ii’ version, I often use ‘viruses' to describe more than one of the creatures. After all, new words are only created by their constant use, or by people's dissatisfaction with the old one!
BEGINNER'S AMIGA I recently bought my husband an Amiga 500 Plus and having seen your mag at the newsagents by accident I thought ‘Great, that should help us to understand things', but no: the mag is filled with adverts for addons and info about this and that, but it all . _ _ assumes prior L T M knowledge J* *® that we haven’t got.
Games, even if they drive us crazy - we assume that most four- year-olds could do better!
My point is, could you tell us some of the basics: do we need any of these fancy addons? We still want to use the computer for playing games, but my husband wants an accounts package for home use so that he can become familiar with the computer’s capabilities.
I think that we're in deep trouble because everyone who writes to your mag seems to have been using a computer ail their lives. Are we the odd ones out? We cannot be alone in being so ignorant, can we? Help!
Julie Rankin, Knutsford, Cheshire We try extremely hard to cater to readers at all levels of ability - there's a very fine line between being helpful and being patronising. We frequently include features, reviews and tutorials which are aimed at users with absolutely NO prior knowledge, although sometimes we do assume that you've at least read some earlier issues of the mag to give you the background information to a piece.
When describing games or technical products, it’s occasionally necessary to use a limited number of 'in-phrases' such as 'vectors’ and 'resolution'. Generally, these are expressions which the majority of readers are familiar with or can easily Infer their meaning by the context in which they appear.
There are a lot of people with a similar level of knowledge as yourselves, but to write exclusively at that audience would alienate far more of our readers than it would attract There are many excellent books available which will give you the facts in easy to understand language. Among the best is undoubtedly Mastering Amiga Beginners from Bruce Smith Books (BSB).
In fact, BSB publish a number of first-rate tutorial books. Contact them at PO Box 382, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3JD. Tel: 0727 41243.
On the subject of buying add-ons and additional hardware: there are thousands of extras available for your Amiga, ranging from mouse mats costing pennies, to video systems costing tens of thousands of pounds. There's no particular need for you to buy anything else for your Amiga, but most users eventually purchase some form of additional memory (RAM upgrade) which allows them to load larger programs, and a second disk drive to reduce the amount of disk-swapping required when loading programs which come on more than one disk. Other popular purchases include joysticks, printers, monitors
and hard drives.
VIRUS HELP I've just received a copy of Eric Lovendahl’s . _ latest virus klT L killer compila- tiondisk which he's asked me to distribute in the hope of stemming the ever-increasing virus tide. The disk contains a de-activated BG- S9 virus, and a file containing the SCA virus, which is activated by means of a program called 'Infect'. Eric specifically asked me not to remove these files so that people can learn how to hunt a virus down. There is no danger of contamination as long as the SCA virus is left in the file. The BG-S9 is completely safe.
I must confess that I don't necessarily agree with Erik's ideas on distributing a virus which can be activated but I suspect he assumes that, since there are so many viruses out there, distributing one more very primitive one will not hurt - especially as it allows inexperienced users the opportunity to practice their virus-hunting skills.
If any CU readers would like a copy of Erik’s disk please send me a blank disk, a stamped addressed envelope and thirty pence to cover costs. I’ll gladly send them one, complete with safe operating instructions.
Malcolm Rogers, Banks Farm, Rumburgh, Suffolk, IP19 0NH.
Thanks for the letter, Malcolm. I take your point about spreading the SCA virus but as it's so old and virtually every virus checker can detect it, I would agree with Erik that it's distribution as part of a killer package does more good than harm.
FONTASTIC Could you advise me on some font disks . »ui to buy? I want There are numerous Public Domain font disks available and many of them include large-size fonts (known as poster or headline fonts). 17-Bit can help with this subject but I trust you're not expecting to use them instead of your printer's resident fonts? If so, you're going to be disappointed - printers require fonts in an entirely different format to that used by the Amiga. The Amiga fonts are ideal for use within art packages but they will only print out as graphics and not at the high speed of ordinary characters.
Most art packages include the option to italicise the letters from other fonts.
Although the end result isn't as attractive as using an italic font in the first place, it means that you can add this effect to any letter style.
You may be interested to know that Silica Systems can supply a range of font cards for your printer costing about £37.00 each.
C64 EMULATOR I've recently pur- . S s o chased an Amiga '¦ w*, 500 and have also acquired a copy of the Commodore 64 Emulator complete with the necessary leads to connect the 5.25 inch drive to the Amiga.
Everything seems to work fine and it allows me to load Basic programs, but when I try to load non-Basic stuff (games for example), it refuses to load them. Do I need extra hardware to load my old 64 software?
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D. Jackson, Rainford, Merseyside.
There are several public domain C64 emulators available, some of which supposedly require no additional hardware to work. However, the one that is reputed to be the best DOES require add-ons
- which are only available from the States. You can find out more
details by writing to Ouestronix, PO Box 340285, Hartford, CT,
USA. Tel: 0101 061 340285.
WHICH MUSIC PACKAGE?
Can you please explain how, and if, it's possi- j-.1'1 tile to determine which music I 9 2 creation pro- grams have been used to write the CU Coverdisk's Tunes of the Month, or any others for that matter?
Mike Hemming, Studely, Warwicks All of our coverdisk tunes to date have been written either using Protracker or a Soundt racker-compatible program, such as Noisetracker. Although some of them are compressed (usually using Powerpackei), they should all load into Protracker 1.1 or higher.
There are a number of fairly easy ways to find out the origins of a music module, the most effective of which is to try and load them into Octamed using the "Load ST” option. If they load as a standard Soundtracker module, you can be almost certain that they’ll load into Protracker.
Alternately, Action Replay owners can attempt to grab a tune whilst it's playing using the 'Tracker' option, which often gives useful information about the origins of a tune.
The final option is to use one or more of the numerous ‘Ripper’ programs available which will attempt to find specific types of music data in memory.
Hence, by a process of elimination you can identify the creation program that was used. A disk full of music and graphics rippers is available from the PD Soft public domain library.
It's called the Rippers Guide (disk V483) and you can contact PD Soft at 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2YD.
DISORDERED DJ I'm a DJ and I have a large collection of singles, Lps and Cds. I need a pro- J * gram to
* sort out the song titles in alphabetical order so I can add the
artist, the format and a format code. When printed out in
order, I'll hopefully be able - to look up a song title and be
able to find the format code, enabling me to find the track in
my collection. I have an A500 with a 1 Mb upgrade.
All Gee, Droylsden, Manchester The program that you're looking for is called a database. It allows you to store large numbers of records (record=informa- tion) on related subjects, such as a collection of Cds or videos or the names of magazine subscribers, etc. A database is usually separated into different headings known as fields.
In your case, the fields would be the song name, the artist, the format and a format code. Information in any of the fields can be automatically arranged alphabetically or numerically according to your specifications.
There are a number of database programs available, ranging from the very expensive and powerful Superbase Pro 4, down to a number of public domain offerings such as Bbase.
My personal favourite in terms of power and ease of use comes as part of a package called Pen Pal which also includes a word processor and art package.
It costs £79.95 and is available from Gordon Harwood Computers, New Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE5 7BP. Tel: 0773 836781. On the PD front, Amibase Professional III is more than adequate for your requirements and will cost you next to nothing. Order it from Amlganuts United, 169 Dale Valley Road, Hollybrook, Southampton, SOI 6QX.
WHY A SEQUENCER?
Could you tell me how to connect my Amiga to a s Hi-Fi? Do I need 4 special lead 0% if so, L BmhM where can I fc. , 3 Mly purchase one? I bought the Quickshot OS-127 Infra-red controller which has a slow- motion feature. I've tried it on many games, but even after I've replaced the batteries nothing seems to happen.
Does the slow motion only work on certain games?
Finally, I've heard that one can connect an Amiga to a MIDI keyboard using an interface and record your keyboard efforts via a sequencer. What's so good about that? What better things can you do when the tune is stored on a sequencer that you can't do by just recording it in the key board's own memory?
Are there additional special effects that can be added once the tune's in a sequencer? Can I submit sequencer tunes in the 'Tune of the Month' competition?
P Durani, Leeds.
Provided your Hi-Fi has sockets for additional equipment, you can attach your Amiga in an instant.
Simply buy a lead which has two phono leads on one end (for the Amiga) and whatever plug your Hi- Fi accepts on the other. In most cases this will also be two phono plugs, but some older systems use 5 pin DIN plugs instead.
Infra-red controllers are questionable in their usefulness at the best of times, but when added to the even more dubious merits of a slow-motion system, you often end up with an expensive paper- weighti The main way that joystick slow-motion gadgets work is to send a constant pulse down the line to the computer which effectively overloads the CPU by sending it more information than it’s designed to handle from that source.
The trouble is that the Amiga is not designed to accept that sort of information via its joystick ports, so the whole thing’s not very effective.
Slow motion joysticks tend to work best with shoot ’em ups, but even when they work perfectly, they don't make the game run slowly or smoothly - they just allow you to move in small jerky steps which, to my mind, makes the games all but unplayable.
The only effective slow- motion device I've ever encountered is the one that comes as standard with the Action Replay cartridge from Datel Electronics. You can contact Datel at Govan Road, Fenton Industrial Estate, Fenton, Stoke-on- Trent, ST4 2RS. Tel:0782 744707.
A sequencer is far more than a glorified recorder and it allows you to do things that you could never do with your keyboard. In the first place, there's a limit to the number of different songs that you can simultaneously record on your keyboard but the only limitation with a sequencer is the number of disks available to store the songs on.
The editing facilities of a sequencer permit you to achieve a far higher level of accuracy than would be possible otherwise.
Furthermore, it's possible to record a sequence and deliberately introduce minute errors to simulate the inconsistency of real musicians.
A sequencer allows you to control up to sixteen MIDI instruments and any number of voices between them but you'd find it extremely difficult to achieve the same degree of control with a single controller keyboard.
Decent sequencers do, of course, allow you to add many special effects, ranging from the simple ones such as pitch-bend and modulation, to the more complex ones such as vibrato, echo and aftertouch. Some of these effects are not possible with any of the existing MIDI keyboards on their own.
The best professional sequencers available at the moment are Dr T's KCS 3.5 and Bars and Pipes Professional. Both are available from Zone Distribution, who will also be happy to answer any further questions or queries you might have.
Write to Zone at 5 Abbeville Road, London, SW4 SLA.
Or alternatively, they can be reached on 081 766 6564 during business hours.
LAZARUS I've heard that there's a virus called 'Lazarus'. I'm new to the Amiga and I want to know what a virus is and if the computer will automatically tell me if a ' * piece of soft-
* ware has one.
Is there any sure.
Way of getting rid of a virus from software or the computer?
Recently, whenever 'Replace volume Workbench1.3' should have appeared, 'Replace volume Lazarus' appeared instead.
Although I'm not certain that this is a virus, I don't know what I should do to get rid of it.
L Sanderson. Leeds.
I've checked every single virus list available to me and I can find no mention at all of a Lazarus virus.
However, Lazarus is also the name that the Amiga automatically gives to a disk which has been subjected to the infamous Disk Doctor, which is Commodore’s rather lame attempt at a disk repair program. Make another backup of your original Worbench disk and reformat or, even better, throw away the 'Lazarus' disk.
A virus is a small and often destructive program which is hidden on a disk.
When you attempt to load the disk, the virus will Initially transfer itself into the computer's memory before copying itself onto any other unprotected disks which are placed into the disk drives. The virus will not survive after power is switched off, but it may have already installed itself on your Workbench disk, ready for the next time you power-up.
There are a number of ways to avoid the spread of viruses. The most important one is to keep your software write-protected at all times. You do this by ensuring that the little black plastic tab on every disk is always in the up position so that you can see through the hole.
Ensuring that you turn the computer off at the mains or power-pack for at least 30 seconds in- between loading different programs can also halt the spread of viruses because they can't remain in memory for that long without power.
The Amiga doesn't automatically warn you if software is infected.
Viruses are designed to remain anonymous and undetected for the majority of the time. The only sure way of detecting them is to use a virus hunter or killer.
There are dozens of them available for mere pennies and you should be able to buy a selection from any Public Domain company In the world.
DS I've been using The Worksl for some time ? Withnoprob-
o lems.
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* Recently I bought a hard-drive « and copied the program onto
it. Although it more or less works as before, it keeps on
saying 'insert volume Works’ whenever I try to use the
dictionary. I copied the dictionary to the hard disk so why
won't it read it?
Ed Lancaster. Staffs.
The problem is due to the fact that the Works! Has assigned its dictionary to the original disk. It's easily overcome by re-routing the assignment to your hard drive. The following command should work: Assign Works!: DH0:Worksl This assumes that you've copied your programs into a directory on DHO: called Worksl You can easily add the assignment to your hard-drive startup-sequence or you can type it in via CLI before you load your word processor.
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ENQUIRIES GODS I would really like a cheat to complete the game, Gods. Hopetully, you can tell me how to get infinite lives, otherwise I'll be forced to roam the underground chambers meeting an untimely end for the rest of my life!
Christopher McDougall, V1 VIZ Please can someone send me a cheat for the game Viz by Virgin Games? I have had this game for a year now and have only got to the end of the the first level once and then it crashed on me.
Infinite lives would be good or infinite time, anything in fact. Please help.
Steven Valentine, V2 CADAVER I have managed to get 94% on this game, but can't find the combination to get through the door leading to the dragon. Please will someone help me out?
David Jones, V3 IHE SIMPSONS I really like this game but can anyone tell me how to get past the road block after the retirement home? Every time I get there with infinite lives I can't get past. Has anyone got a poke for skipping sheets or stages? How do you get the flower pots to change colour?
Kevin Bret, V4 PP HAMMER On level 42,1 can’t get to the treasure (before the bridge) by digging and I can’t find a transporter. Please help!
C. Ogden, V5 FOOTBALL DIRECTOR 2 Please could someone give me
some help on this footy game? When you get into the first
division I can never win a game. Nine times out of ten you get
relegated or given the sack. I'm also stuck for cash so I
can't buy any decent players, only veterans.
Mark Stone, V6 SHADOW OF THE BEAST 2 Please can someone tell me how to get past the drawbridge in the Crystal Caverns? I have tried everything but keep falling into the sewers. I know the infinite lives chest but it doesn’t help you complete the puzzles.
Koshle, V7 ROBOCOD Does anybody have a cheat for infinite lives? Please help me. I’m really stuck.
Josteln Jopland, V8 SHADOW WARRIORS I can get to level 4, but that's as far as I can go. Can anyone tell me how to get infinite lives?
James Cauldwell, V9 LICENCE TO KILL Could you please give me any help or cheats for this game? James Bond may be a super spy but he's let down by my mediocre gamesplaying every time.
Neil Jones, V10 SARAKON Has anyone got the complete set of level codes for SARAKON? When describing the pace of the game another magazine described it as 'sedate mouse clicking'! I know my reactions aren't what they were 20 years ago, but if this is sedate, I'm Kim Basinger. I'm getting a bit bored with the first couple of levels, and being called stupid, so please help and send the codes in now.
June 'Kim' Brlerley, V11 MYSTERIOUS WORLDS Please can someone give me a cheat for this corking game?
D. Higginson, V12 LAST NINJA 2 Please could I have a cheat for
this great game? I can get to the last level, The Mansion, but
I can't get off the first screen. I try jumping off it but I
keep falling. If I don't get to finish it soon I’m going to go
mad.
Jonathan Dickinson, V13 FIRST SAMURAI I know it’s a new game and that it’s very good, but it's also very hard. I need an infinite lives cheat as I can't get past level 3.
Mark Dempster, V14 GREMLINS 2 Please can somebody help me? I'm going crazy with this game. I know the cheat for infinite lives, that’s no problem.
What I want to know is where to find the Golden G. This opens the lift and without it you can't progress. Someone out there, please provide the solution to my restless nights.
Sarah Kavanagh, V15 FANTASY WORLD DIZZY I've got as far as the broken toll bridge and I know that dropping the rock in the river raises the water level, but this is as far as I've got and I can't make it across.
I would be very grateful if you could print this as soon as possible otherwise you could be responsible for an otherwise normal person going insanel Sarah Kavanagh, V16 BUBBLE BOBBIE Please help me because I've been playing this game since Christmas and I can only get to about level 44. I've had more advice than John Major concerning this game so no hints please, just a cheat.
Ben Summers, V17 GOLD OF THE AZTECS After reading some poor soul's cry for help regarding this game I must add my plea. Please help us jungle adventurers out and hand over a cheat. Someone, somewhere, must have one, so don't keep it to yourself - send it in. Forget about Shadow Of The Beast 2. This arcade, platform, shoot 'em up is the hardest game in existence and I've never heard of anyone completing it.
Simon Knowles, V18 HEIMDALL What a brilliant game. However, the mini-games at the beginning are a litle too hard. (Has anyone managed to severe every pig tail with the axes or catch the oiled pig?) So, if anyone has a cheat for infinite goes (not lives as you don’t need them) I'd appreciate it.
Daren Coaks, V19 PIT FIGHTER Does anyone know a cheat for this taxing game? I'm getting really frustrated by the gameplay and that spiked woman is really getting on my wits.
Gary Bracey, V20 KILLING GAME SHOW I can get up to the middle of level six, but find it increasingly difficult from there on in. I desperately need a cheat for infinite energy or lives. Please can some one help me out?
Simone Knowles, V21 PREDATOR Could I please have a cheat for Arnie’s monster-mashing movie license, Predator? I can get to the derelict building on level one, but I am always mercilessly gunned down in the ambush. An ever-lasting gobstopper would be nice, but of more practical use would be ever-lasting lives. So, if anyone out there has a cheat, or at least a level skip, please send it in. I would also appreciate more ammo as those beasts take a lot of culling.
Andrew Clark, V22 FIRE AND BRIMSTONE This is a really desperate cry for help. Is there a poke or cheat for this game that will allow me to skip levels? Even better, although perhaps a little more wimpy, is there an infinite lives cheat.
R. Murdoch, V23 CAPTAIN PLANET This is a very hard game and the
planet is going to be one big sludge bucket if I don't get a
cheat soon. So can any environmentally- friendly people out
there help a fellow hippy out!
Stuart Cope, V24 RUBICON Although this is an excellent blast, some of the later levels are just too tough, especially the end-of-level guardians such as the skeleton and super-tank.
Does anyone have a cheat for invulnerability or ones to activate all the different weapons?
David Yoman, V25 RESPONSES 1HUNDERCATS (R9) When you get to the wall, go back and you'll find a hovercraft. Then you will be able to fly over the wall.
James Caudwell, Cheshire TOKI (S2) On the title screen type in TOKIBUN- GLEWASHMER. Now press the number keys to select a new level.
Nick Vestner, Scotland HOW TO USE THE HELPLINE IT'S EASY Just send in your letter, marking your envelope wilh the appropriate code number if you ore sending a response or mark it 'Enquiry' if you need some help. Post your letters to Play to Win Helpline, CU, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC 1R 3AU If you are making an enquiry include a few lines explaining why you need a poke, cheat, help etc. If you are replying to any of these enquiries, don't forget to mark your letter with the reference code for the person you are responding to. If you send in more than one enquiry, please
put each one on a separate sheet of paper. If you send in a response but hove on enquiry too include them on separate sheets.
That way we con file everything in neat alphabetical order.
BLOOD MONEY (S3) Pause the game and press HELP for infinite lives.
David Host, Moor Park NIGHTBREED (SI 4) Type RISEN FROM THE DEAD for infinite lives.
Ferno Dashirle, Slough STORMLORD (SI 9) Type DRAGON BRIDGE on the credits screen and when you pause the game, during play, you can press L to skip through the levels.
Simon Guest, Bracknell LAST NINJA 2 (TIO) To get off level one go to the path entrance, where the man is juggling flick knives. Go to the square bin nearby and crouch. You should find some throwing stars. Now go to the gate on the left.
Crouch down near the middle of the gate and it will open. Walk through the gate and some bees will fly at you. Don't try to kill them, though, just run past.
Turn to the right. Jump onto the island and select the pole. Hit the boat until it floats away. Jump back to the island past the bees and right. Run forward and jump onto boat. Then quickly jurnp to land. Then walk forward and turn right. You’re now in the street ready for the next stage.
David Meekins, Essex DRAGON BREED (Ul) Here is a great cheat to skip levels.
Fight your way to the end of the level and pause the game. While the end-of- level monster is loading, hold down the left mouse button, Delete and Help together. The screen should flash and you will be able to skip the levels by pressing a certain key on the keyboard.
Sean Holworth, Buckinghamshire SUPER CARS 1 & 2 (U3) Super Cars 1: Enter the following as your name: ODIE, BIGL, RICH or POOR for a variety of effects. Super Cars 2: Enter player one's name as THE SEER for maximum weapons of every sort.
Mark Saunders, Poole BRAT (U4) Here are the first four level codes: (1) BISHIGMO (2) MIHEMOTO (3) SASU- TOZO and (4) SUMATZEE. Hope these make things easier, for your sake!
Stephen Barder, Dulwich THE SIMPSONS (U6) Type COWABUNGA for infinite lives.
Type EAT MY SHORTS to skip levels.
Dave Medway, Finland Wi A - 18 INTERCEPTOR No entry codes I'm afraid, but maybe this’ll help to keep you busy. Enter free flight mode and press 6, 7,8 and 9 to enter the game. Then quit and the missions can now be accessed.
David Atherton, Fife DRAGONS LAIR 2 (U8) Type in GET MORDROC DIRK before starting the game to make things a lot easier.
Martin Simmons, London MEGA-LO-MANIA (Ul 2) Use GATAVAXRONT as a code to start on the 5th epoch with 195 men.
Alex Simonson, Aldenham THUNDERHAWK (U13) On mission one of Alaska - don't fire until fired upon. Ignore the heavily armoured dumps until last. Fly past them and destroy the whole truck convoy before they leave the mission area.
Then destroy all other targets finishing with the dumps. If you're lucky, you'll complete the mission, otherwise return to base for a welcome home.
Murad Ahmed, London ROBOCOP 3 (U16) Yes, you'll be very relieved to hear you can beat the ninja fairly easy. First, when the screen showing both of you in the warehouse comes up, press F1 to change to Robo’s view. Then, when Otomo jumps at you, punch him so that he falls over. When he gets up he will somersault backwards and get out his sword. Turn (if need be) until Otomo is right in the middle of your point of vision.
While he has his sword out press Enter to get your gun out. (Note: Never get your gun out if Otomo doesn’t have his sword out or he will jump up and kick it out of your hand). Once the cross-hairs of the gun are visible shoot until the ninja is dead. You must get at least one shot in before he has a chance to jump.
Sammantha Lustache, Essex ROBOCOD (U21) To help take the bite away from the pesky undersea creatures, press Ctrl and Return for invincibility. You can now make fish-fingers out of the opposition without fear of retribution. Press Return again to turn it off.
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I recently purchased the excellent Red Baron recently and
would like to raise a couple of points. My system consists
of a B2000 with 68030 68882, 3mb, 32-bit RAM and 65mb hard
disk.
Obviously not the standard setup! On my system the game runs very smoothly even at the highest detail setting. In fact, it is more impressive than the PC version on a 386SX! This is where the problem lies as on a standard A500 floppy- based system, the frame update is very slow.
Every magazine is going to review the game on an A500 and consequently, it will not do as well as it deserves. But it states on the box that processors under 14MHz are not recommended! It also recommends a hard disk and lots of fast RAM.
I know that the A500 is a far more popular machine, but it would be nice if you took into account the bigger computers as well. I’ve enjoyed a lot of software recently that would normally be regarded as rubbish on floppy-based machines.
- Heart Of China, Birds Of Prey and Rise Of The Dragon, for
example. If performance on faster systems is not mentioned in
the press. I teel that certain companies will stop producing
software for our machines. So please consider non floppy-based
users in future. We pay as much tor your mag as anyone, lain
Mackenzie, London Point taken, lain, but by your own admission
you do not have the average setup. By concentrating on the
basic A500s we ensure that all our reviews cover the larger
spectrum of Amigas.
Granted, some games will be improved by bigger machines such as yours, but it’s common knowledge that adventure games such as Monkey Island and Cruise For A Corpse will run better from hard disks without us harping on about it in every review.
IMFsTkm How about having a reader's survey on shops and retail outlets that supply us? You could then find out who’s good and who’s bad.
Categories could be for speed of delivery, advice, and price. With a survey like this we might start getting the kind of service we deserve.
I’m fed up with being kept waiting on telephones that cost over 50p a time, or people saying they’ll phone back but never do, and companies claiming first class dispatch and then taking two weeks or more to deliver. You can send a video tape first class for a pound so why do companies charge more (sometimes three times more) for postage?
Print this if you dare, edit it if you wish, but let’s get a survey done and get a decent service out of these charlatans.
J. Ankin, Milton Keynes We couldn't agree more with your point
about being kept on hold. If you've got 45 minutes to spare
try phoning Brent council! To be fair to the companies,
everyone's got their favourites and you'd be hard pushed to
find a PD outlet without one blemish on its record. As far as
the postage goes, you can't expect a tiny PD house to sell
their disks for the same price as a huge company, they've got
to make a few extra pence somewhere. I don't think you can
begrudge a couple of pounds when you're paying 99p for a disk
that took someone ages to compile.
PD could be twice the price and still be phenomenal value for money.
DOUBLE TROUBLE I recently bought a second drive for my Amiga only to discover that half my collection won't accept it. I've also bought Dpaint IV and the best thing about it is that you can load in Tobias Ritchers’ fabulous animations and play about with them. I would also like to know if it's worth upgrading to Kickstart 2.0?
What do I need to get more speed and colour out of Hi- Res mode in Dpaint V?
. - MINDLESS VIRUS I wish to talk about compulor viruses. These wretched things are a bloody nuisance I m sure everyone will agree they cause inc.edible frustration, anger and mindless damage lo software. What I want to know is.
Who the hell are these strange people who gel it into their even stranger heads to sit down and exeat., these VII uses? Why? Where's Ihe sense irr it? I can't imagine lire sort ol peculiar delight these people gam Horn their stupid efforts Are they somehow alt,Hated with the makers of the Virus K.lle.s with a I.nancra '“' 'hereof.
Perhaps it any virus makers are reading this they should consider putting their skills into programming decent games, instead ol hiding behind their immaturity.
Guy Chapman. Birmingham A Bootblack virus is relatively easy to write. A more cunning and a lot rarer form of virus is the Request), which attaches itselt to files and executes itself before the proper program is run. Thusbec°mrng very hard to track down. It then works its way into the machines' memory, so you re never sure f it,.bee or. Dca ted.
There are various reasons wiry they do it. Some programmers have a chip on their sl o. ld. T roy thmk that any one who doesn't have the knowledge they have shouldn't be using the mach.ne purely for games. Most come or.to the circuit through PD utilities and originate from Germany. One case in point was the «'n®r0 c® of German virus "Lame. Exterminator", a lamer being a games player. A few v,mseseome.o s houses Their sole purpose is to remove protection from games, copy them and then sell them at reduced prices (one good reason to, not purchasing these disks). Most authors don't have the
talent to wnte a decent game “ they get their kicks with viruses. A programmer with basic skills could come up with a onsidablc v ms in only 10 hours Perhaps one ol them would like to write in? After all that, remember there s no need tor you to contract a vims Take care of you, programs and always remember, wrile protect nil new disks and turn off your mach.ne for 30 seconds between swaps.
Dylan Garton, Essex I'm afraid there's nothing you can do about the disk drive problem. It's just lazy programming on the part of the writers. However, sometimes, when games are re-released, they are gone over with a fine tooth comb and made compatible. Dpaint IV is probably the best art animation package available on any home computer and far from useless. To speed it up, you need an accelerator card that plugs in under the Amiga's hull. It's quite easy to fit, but you'll have to remove the existing 68000 processor. The A5000 System from Solid State Leisure is an excellent bargain. If
graphics are your bag then Kickstart 2.0 is a must as it allows over scan and has higher resolution modes.
GOT SOMETHIN’ TO SAY? CU AMIGA is liiu country's fastest-growing magazine, and therefore the pramlei f(iimii lu aii your views on anything connecliid wilh tin- Amiiia scene. Vuui comments can niakv a dilloionci: so don't ho Indil- leicnl. Riinp us a line Inday.
GAMES DISASTER Computing's become respectable with people like Jimmy White getting involved in the production of games, and at last there is a noticeable amount of time being allocated to gaming on TV.
However, the programme Games Master, although an improvement over Get Fresh, still suffers from the 'childish shouting kids' syndrome.
What I'd like to see is a more adult-based program. Surely CU Amiga, with its definitive bias towards serious software as well as games releases, realises just how good popular a program aimed at productivity software would be.
Before I sign off, I would like to comment on Click Magazine. What are these people on? It has its moments, like the amazing piece on VR, but that guy with the long hair had me in stitches. Perhaps with the computers new found credibility they could have paid for a couple of decent presenters.
David Walker, Norfolk Decent presenters! We'll have you know that presenters and guests from both Click and Games Master are currently working, or stemmed from, our very own offices. Mind you, Click's Tony Dillon's been on something ever since he left here. The dolel Just joking, Tony, honest.
GAME FOR A LAUGH I've waited three months for it. Phoned every week as requested and is it ready yet?
No! ‘What are you talking about?' I hear you say.
Formula Grand Prix, that’s what! Below is a list of excuses tabulated from Microprose themselves: 'It'll be the end of the month’
- October 1991 'Definitely the 10th’ - November 1991 ‘Probably
the 10th’ - November 1991 'Due out on the 7th' - December 1991
'It'll be out on the 15th definitely probably’ - December
1991 'Released on the 20th and in the shops a few days after
wards’ - December 1991 'Within the next few weeks' - January
1992 ‘Next Thursday (30th) DEFINITELY’ - January 1992 Well,
after much delay, is it finally being released? It's cost me
the game's price already in phone calls.
On another topic, why is Games Master so bad! The only interesting part is the review section and the tips.
Why don't TV companies produce a Chart Show-type program which can review all the major new software titles without the constant drivel of a TV presenter?
Stuart Price, Scotland CHIPS tHAUENGE Buying an Amiga's the best thing I've done. However, one thing puzzles me. We are constantly being told that Amiga sales are rising all the time, and that the computer has broken the million owners mark and is going up and up.
So why are the software companies starting to ditch such a huge market base and concentrate on the console systems? I knowthe Spectrum has hardly any games sales, but only now, eleven years after its introduction, are companies leaving it for dead. I fear that unless Commodore release a box of tricks containing super chips that plug into the computer, our machine will not be able to compete, and this time next year Atari's Jaguar or Nintendo’s Famicom will be the games players first choice.
Naheed Ashraf Malik, Derby Lets get something straight In. No way are software companies going to ditch the Amiga. Whilst it's true that some companies are producing games solely for the console market, it is not an abandonment, merely a realisation of the Amiga's limitations in the specialised chip department.
The box of tricks you mentioned is almost here, it's called a CD-ROM and anyone who thinks it will merely turn their Amiga into a glorified stereo is very wrong. Wait and see.
COVER CRISIS I've recently bought Page Setter 2 to use with cover disk 23.1 can open Clip Art, but I keep coming up with all Sorts of different messages.
Could you please tell me step-by-step how to get into DTP Templates? I have an A500 Plus and I've never had any problems with your disks.
Barbara Goldsmith, Hastings Firstly, the templates are located in a different directory to Clip Art. Look on your disk in the DTPTEM- PLATES directory. To use these templates, you must load them as Page Setter 2 pages and not as bitmap * graphic " files. Use the load option in the project menu.
BACK TO BACK-UP Could you recommend a utility that will enable me to back-up ail my disks? I also want to compile a single disk containing all my favourite demos. Is this possible? If so, is it easy? I notice that the manual is not very comprehensive and lacking in information to say the least.
Lastly, could you recommend an adventure or strategy game that's not too hard so that I can boast to my 10 year-old son that I've finished something when he visits?
Jon Richards, Hants We don't know of any disk utilities that will both compress and back-up. Disk Master will allow you to compile your best demos onto one disk and, by pure chance, it's on the cover of this month's magazine - you lucky, lucky people. As for easy adventures, any game that's had a Play To Win piece written on it will do!
SOFTWARE This must be one of the biggest scams in software history. Amiga disks seem to be getting more and more expensive. Why should this be? Isn't the Amiga selling like hotcakes? Aren't games sales rocketing? Isn't everything hunky dorey?
So why have prices gone through the rough all of a sudden? It's sheer robbery!
Dave Bollond, Norfolk We seem to remember software houses promising to reduce software prices once the Amiga's unit sales increased past a certain point. Now there are more than 1,000,000 Amigas in the UK, we'd like to see a fall in full price games and like to see it now! Bet it doesn't happen, though.
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way to shop, as you can expect to save E5-E10 on every game
you buy.
Browsing through the pages of CU Amiga is the easiest way to compare prices, and with a credit card all those goodies are just a phone call away. Or are they? Because of the lead-in times of magazine publishing, advertisers sometimes have to advertise goods which they may not have in stock when the magazine is on sale, so always ask if they have the goods before placing your order. And be sure to confirm all the details you can think of: Is it the latest version? Does it come with the necessary cable? When will it be despatched to you?
Write all these details down, along with the date and time of your call, and keep the advert you used to place your order.
2. Computer Shows Competition breeds price- cutting, and the best
place to find dozens of different companies trying to sell
exactly the same goods a few feet away from each other is a
computer show.
For the Amiga-owner, the obvious shows are the World of Commodore Show and The 16-Bit Computer Fair.
But for real bargain-basement territory, try the All-Formats Computer Fair, which is currently touring the country. This is a trestle table affair, reminiscent of a jumble sale, where you'll need good bartering skills.
At a computer show, the timing of a purchase can be significant. In the morning, prices start at an optimistic high, before observant punVAT-ATTACK Another important factor when considering prices is W.A.T. Most adverts In CU Amiga include VAT and delivery in the price, bat beware if you're looking at the adverts in more business-orientated publications, where you'll usually find tiny print at the bottom of the page telling you that these price components are extra. Out comes the calculator to whack on the additional 17.5%, and you find that your bargain Is no longer a bargain at all.
CREDIT WHERE DUE Credit cards are the most convenient way of paying for expensive items, and if you're spending between £100 & £30,000, the credit card company becomes jointly liable with the merchant. When buying mail-order, always use a credit card, as this is by far the safest way to protect yourself in the event of a dispute.
However, credit card companies charge retailers a fee on every transaction, so some dealers will give you a discount for paying in cash - if they don't offer H, ask for one. But this is a double- edged sword: since a change in legislation last year, H is now legal for a dealer, npon discovering that you are intending to pay by credit card, to lever the price back up.
After a week, you may have difficulty tracking down Brigadoon Computers if you haven't got their address or telephone number.
ON THE CHEAP Squeezed by the recession? Bothered by your balance ot payments?
If you’re short of a bob or two, buying new bits for your Amiga can still be affordable. The key to bargain hunting is knowing where to look...
3. The High Street If you go to a lonely high street retailer who
holds the monopoly of computer equipment within a ten mile
radius, you can't expect to find the lowest prices. Also, if a
store is part of a nationwide chain, the prices may be fixed
by head office, so they're pretty much non- negotiable.
Ters force dealers to undercut each other, and prices start to spiral downwards.
As the show draws to a close, dealers are faced with the prospect of having to transport their unsold goods back home, so further price cuts can occur.
If you're buying from a show, make sure you take the details of the company you are buying from - if your hard drive goes floppy For the bargain hunter, the Big Daddy of all High Streets is London's Tottenham Court Road.
Here you will find the highest concentration of computer retailers in the country.
Tottenham Court Road is dangerous territory, populated by professional salesmen. Yes, you can find bargains there, but if you're inexperienced you can also be ripped off: just the other day someone tried to charge me £40 for a £10 printer cable.
Remember these three things:
I) give yourself plenty of time;
ii) know what you want;
ill) know the most you can afford to pay.
You usually get what you pay for. If you need something demonstrated to you before purchasing, want good after-sales service or need telephone support, you’ll have to pay for it by going to a more expensive dealer. On the other hand, if you know your mouse from your Mandelbrot, why pay for services you don't need?
THOSE WERE THE DAYS THREE YEARS AGO
• Gaspl What ever happened to the game based around those
Nightmare on Elm Street shocker movies? According to Buzz,
bright brummie bunch US Gold had eagerly snapped up the rights
to Freddie and his infamous razorsharp fingers. Over In the
states, Acclaim, the company that bought Mirrorsoft last month,
did launch an Elm Street video game on the Nintendo
Entertainment System.
• Readers of CU were 'treated' to the first glimpse of a truly
top license. Who else but a French softcos could possibly have
the front to bring out an adventure game based around the
Emmanuelle soft pom film? This release was, erm, a big flop.
• Ex-editor Eugene Lacey brought back yummy news of SimCtty from
the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He also
spotted a pair of 3D glasses for the Amiga. Inventor Haitex
even offered our Eugene a go on the premier X-Specs arcade
game, SpaceSpuds... TWO YEARS AGO
• Rumours concerning the CDTV started to filter through, except
In those heady days this machine was referred to as the Amiga
Baby. However, CU Amiga managed to predict a price of £4991
• Intrepid editor Steve James interviewed an American theatre
producer who was pushing the limits of live performance thanks
to her Amiga. ‘I think many artists are computer phobic,' said
Judy Navas. In The Tempest, her dance adaption of TS Elliot’s
The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Navas colourised nineteenth
century etchings using Digiview and Digipaint. Imagine what she
could have done with a copy of DeluxePaint IV...
• Warhead, one of the best space games ever devised, achieved the
coveted score of 93% in Screen Scene. Tension gradually mounted
to fever pitch as blood-thirsty alien 'insects’ where attacked
in a prototype starfighter. Reviewer Tony Dillon compared
Warhead to Thrust, Virus and Elite. Most excellent credentials,
right? Ace programmer Glyn Williams is currently working on Air
Duel for Microprose.
ONE YEAR AGO
• Newcomer Core Design was mixing absurd animation antics in the
style of Monty Python with the sort of classic caveman capers
seen in The Flintstones. Yabadabadoo, the popular prehistoric
platform romp Chuck Rock had arrived. Steve 'Rubble' Merrett
was extremely impressed by the end results. Son of Chuck is now
on the way.
• Meanwhile, Psygnosis tried to 'Out Japanese the Japanese’ with
Leander. The idea, put simply, was to find the middle ground
between Shadow of the Beast, Strider and Sonic the Hedgehog.
'We're trying to produce an Amiga game that looks like it's on
a Megadrive,' revealed the graphic artist. Did you enjoy this
fusion of computer and console gaming? We've some handy
passwords for fans of the arcade adventure. To see the second
and third worlds in Leander try ZXSP and LVFT while LUCY puts
real heart into the gamel By the way, LTUS and ESPR switches
invulnerability on and off.
COMPETITION WINNERS BONANZA BROS An amazing first prize of a Sony Video Walkman goes to John Cross of Felixstow, Suffolk. His caption vyas; ‘I said “I’ll hold them off with the shooter, and you get the HAUL”. You idiot!” Well done, John. As soon as the team can pull themselves away from the gadget it’ll be on its way to you.
PHILIPS MONITOR COMPETITION The astounding first prize was a brand new state-of-the-art Philips Colour Monitor and the winner was: Mr D. Bates, Chadderton, Oldham. Entrants had to give their own renditions of a famous masterpiece on any art package they cared to use. We had stacks of entries and all were fantastic. The winner can be seen on the cover disk and was chosen for its original use of the Renoir classic ‘Dancing With Flowers'. We had everything from Dahli to Disney and rest assured we’ll be using them in some sort of feature in the future.
Runners tip were Michel Day, whose version of Mona Lisa combined the enigmatic smile of the lady with a modem day city landscaped backdrop, Jonathan Harris from Walsall who captured the best of the Renaissance’s style with Greco’s ‘Tears of St. Peter’ and Dave Strawfor from Hucnell who entered ‘Lillies In a Copper Vase', a parody on Van Gogh's hugely famous ‘Sunflower’ painting in which the pictures are virtualy identical apart from the flowers. The runners up each recieve a bundle of Microprose games. Congratulations all.
Look out next month for more winners.
WHICH POP GROUP USED THE AMIGA TO HELP CREATE A CHARTBUSTER?
WHAT'S THE ODD GAME OUT OF THESE TITLES?
1) Total Recall
2) Terminator 2
3) Running Man Answer (3) All three games are based around
popular Arnold Schwarzenegger action movies. The first two
were published by Ocean but the last came via Grandslam.
1) Snap
2) Genesis
3) Right Said Fred Answer (1) See July 1991 issue of CU AMIGA for
an article about Snap and Demonware.
WHAT’S AN AUTO-BOOT...
1) New device from Japan which automatically closes the back of
an estate car using a remote control unit?
2) The ability of a hard drive to automatically take over the
Amiga disk operating system without the need to put a floppy
disk into the internal drive?
3) Gut reaction from the boss when you're late for work?
Answer (2) See December 1991 issue of CU AMIGA for a test drive of hard drives.
* **** supreme **** excellent *** 1 Formula 1 Grand
Prix(Microprose) ***** £34.99 TOP 100 AMIGA GAMES 2 WWF
Wrestlemania (Ocean) ** £25.99 3 Birds 01 Prey (Electronic
Arts) ***** £34.99 4 First Division Manager (Code Masters) ** 8
£7.99 5 Robocop 3 (Ocean) *** £25.99 6 Scooby Doo And Scrappy
Doo (Hitec) * * £7.99 7 Robocod (Millenium) ***** £25.99 8
Populous 2 (Electronic Arts) ***** £29.99 9 Jimmy White's
Whirlwind Snooker (Virgin) ** * * * £29.99 10 Rick Dangerous
(Kixx) **** £7.99 11 New Zealand Story (Hit Squad) *** £7.99 12
Robocop (Ocean) *** £7.99 13 Heimdall (Core Design) *****£34.99
14 Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Gremlin) ***** £25.99 15
International Ninja Rabbits (Micro Value) * £7.99 16 Leander
(Psygnosis) **** £25.99 17 Another World (US Gold) ***** £25.99
18 World Cricket (Zeppelin) ** £7.99 19 Ghouls and Ghosts
(Kixx) ***** £7.99 20 Lombard RAC Rally (Hit Squad) * £7.99 21
Fantasy World Dizzy (Code Masters) ** £6.99 22 Bubble Bobble
(Hit Squad) * ** £7.99 23 Wacky Races (Hitec) ** £7.99 24
Microprose Golt (Microprose) **** £34.99 25 Dizzy Collection
(Code Masters) *** £24.99 26 Football Crazy Challenge
(Krisalis) ** £25.99 27 Manchester United Europe (Hit Squad)
**** £25.99 28 Batman - The Movie (Hit Squad) * * * £7.99 29
First Samurai (Mirrorsoft) ***** £30.99 30 Alien Breed (Team
17) **** £24.99 31 Return To Europe (Anco) *** £7.99 32 Altered
Beast (Hit Squad) * £7.99 33 Double Dragon 2 (Tronix) ** £9.99
34 Chase HQ (Hit Squad) * £7.99 35 Ultimate Golf (GBH Gold) ***
£9.99 36 Head Over Heels (Hit Squad) * * * * * £7.99 37 The
Godfather (US Gold) ** £30.99 38 Shadow Of The Beast (Sizzlers)
*** £7.99 39 Populous (Star Performers) ***** £10.99 40
Operation Thunderbolt (Hit Squad) * *** £7.99 41 Fun School 4
(7-11) (Europress) *** £24.99 42 Little Puff (Code Masters) *
£6.99 43 Pro Boxing (Code Masters) ** £7.99 44 Knightmare
(Mindscape) **** £30.99 45 Battle Isle (Ubisott) *** £30.99 46
Ninja Collection (Ocean) * * £19.99 47 Dragon Ninja (Hit Squad)
* £7.99 48 PGA Tour Golf (Electronic Arts) * * * * * £25.99 49
Wolfchlld (Core Design) *** £25.99 50 Soccer Stars Compilation
(Empire) ** £25.99 51 F15Strike Eagle 2 (Microprose) *****
£29.99 good * * fair * dodgy 52 Fun School 4 (5-7) (Europress)
*** £24.99 53 Stunt Car Racer (Kixx) **** £7.99 54 Monkey
Island (US Gold) ***** £29.99 55 Cruise For A Corpse (US Gold)
* * * * £27.99 56 Terminator 2 (Ocean) * * £25.99 57 Oh No More
Lemmings (Psygnosis) **** £19.99 58 Renegade (Hit Squad) * * *
£7.99 59 The Simpsons (Ocean) * ** £25.99 60 Board Genius (Beau
Jolly) ** £29.99 61 Silent Service 2 (Beau Jolly) * * * £34.99
62 Tip Off (Anco) *** £25.99 63 Moonstone (Mindscape) ***
£30.99 64X-Out (Kixx) **** £7.99 65 4 Wheel Drive Compilation
(Gremlin) ** £29.99 66 Ninja Rabbits (Micro Value) * £6.99 67
Mega-Lo-Mania (Mirrorsoft) ***** £30.99 68 Ice Hockey (Pocket
Power) * £2.99 69 Ninja Warriors (Tronix) * * £9.99 70
Powermonger Data Disk (Electronic Arts) *** * £14.99 71
California Games (Kixx) *** £7.99 72 The Untouchables ** (Hit
Squad) £7.99 73 Full Contact (Team 17) ** £9.99 74 Seconds Out
(Pocket Power) * £2.99 75 Highway Patrol (Pocket Power) * £2.99
76 Football Manager (Pocket Power) * £2.99 77 Knights Of The
Sky (Microprose) **** £34.99 78 Lemmings (Psygnosis) *****
£25.55 79 North And South (Digital Intergration) * £7.99 80
Home Alone (Accolade) * £24.99 81 Pitfighter (Domark) ** £24.99
82 Eye Of The Beyholder (US Gold) ***** £30.99 83 Realms
(Virgin) *** £29.99 84 2 Hot 2 Handle (Ocean) * £29.99 85 Super
Space Invaders (Domark) *** £24.99 86 Daily Double Hourse
Racing (CDS) * £7.99 87 PGA Courses (Electronic Arts)*** £14.99
88 Rainbow Collection (Ocean) ***** £19.99 89 Double Dragon 3
(Storm) *** £25.99 90 Air, Land, Sea (Electronic Arts) * * * *
£34.99 91 Celtic Legends (Ubisoft) *** £30.99 92 Line Of Fire
(US Gold) * * * £24.99 93 International Ice Hockey (Zeppelin)
** £7.99 94 Black Hornet (Hitec) * £7.99 95 Frost Byte (Pocket
Power) ** £2.99 96 World Class Rugby (Audiogenic) *** £25.99 97
Las Vegas (Pocket Power) * £2.99 98 Goldrush Collection
(Soundware) ** £25.99 99 Super Ski (Pocket Power) * £2.99 100
Chicago '90 (Pocket Power) * £2.99 Charts supplied by Gallup
(071 704 0461) ratings given by the CU Amiga team.
TOP TIN PIICIS OF HARDWARI 1 QVP HD8* hard dlik I Salkoaha SP1900tprlnt*r 5 BVP D8S Sound Sampler 4 Cltlnil Swift I printer BDCTV Amiga 500 14-blfs*nl 6 Roc Tao dlak drive 7 Phlllpa 8833 monitor 8 Rod Ban Genlock
• BVP HOI* 100 Mb hanl dlak 10 ICO Ad Speed MAKE A DATE Thinking
of traatlng your Amiga to lomithlng really ipaclal like e hefty
herd drive or Holing ¦preedihietf You oould uvo younelt tome
money, moot now Itlondi end miko lun of ST own- on al tho
nooroit All Formate Computer Folr... MARCH 8 (Scotland) City
Hall, Candlariggs, Glasgow 14 (London) Horticultural Hall,
Greycoat Street, Westminster 18 (West) Brunei Centre, Temple
Meads. Bristol 21 (East Midlands) Donlngton Park, J23A, M1 22
(North) University Sports Centre, Cavertey Street, Leeds APRIL
12 (North East) Northumbria Centre, Washington, A194 (M) 28
(West Midlands) National Motorcycle Museum, J6, M42 MAY 18
(London) Horticultural Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster 17
(West) Brunei Centre, Temple Meads, Bristol JUNE 7 (Scotland)
City Hall, Candlerlggs, Glasgow 14 (North West) Haydook Park,
J23, M8 All Fain are open 10am until 4pm, admission Is £4.
COVERDISK Don’t forget to use our coverdisk hotline if you need any help.
Ring the PC Wise helpline between 10.30 and 12.30 during weekdays on (0443) 693233.
And in the unlikely event that your coverdisk won’t load, send it to CU Disk returns, PC Wise, Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentreebach, Mid Glamorgan, CF48 4DR.
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and PC Wise will replace the offending disk.
Buyers guide SEVENTEEN BIT SOFTWARE rviO t oficnoo SOFTVILLE 0705 266509 ELECTRONIC ARTS 0753 549442 ELECTRONIC ZOO 0453 887008 ELITE 0922 55852 STORES EMPIRE 0268 541126 BELFAST ENIGMA VARIATIONS i 0423 501595 VIRGIN RETAIL 0232 236623 GREMLIN 0742 753423 BIRMINGHAM HI-TECH SOFTWARE 0742 547555 VIRGIN RETAIL 021 236 2523 IMPRESSIONS 071 371 9191 BRADFORD INFOGRAMES 071 738 8199 MICROBYTE 0274 308829 UNEL (SWITZERLAND) BRIGHTON 01041 71874919 COMPUTE RW ARE 0323 646100 LLAMASOFT 0734 814478 VIRGIN RETAIL 0273 23216 LORICIELS (FRANCE) BRISTOL 010331 47521133 ANTICS 0272 273744 MICROPROSE 0666
504326 VIRGIN RETAIL 0272 294779 MILLENNIUM 0223 421532 CARDIFF MINDSCAPE 0444 831761 VIRGIN RETAIL 0222 388273 MJRRORSOFT 071 928 1454 DUBUN NOVAGEN 021 449 9516 VIRGIN RETAIL 0103531 777361 OCEAN 061 832 6633 EDINBURGH ON-UNE ENTERTAINMENT VIRGIN RETAIL 031 225 4583 081 533 2918 GLASGOW PALACE 071 837 7032 VIRGIN RETAIL 041 221 0103 PSYGNOSIS 051 709 5755 HULL RAINBOW ARTS (GERMANY) TOMORROW’S WORLD 01049 210166020 0482 24887 RENEGADE 081 960 5236 LEEDS SIERRA ON-UNE 0734 303322 THE COMPUTER SHOP SOFTWARE BUSINESS 0532 340455 0480 496497 VIRGIN RETAIL 0532 443681 STORM 071 585 3308 LIVERPOOL
SYSTEM 3 081 866 5692 MICROBYTE 051 707 1931 THALAMUS 0734 817261 LONDON TITUS (FRANCE) PILOT SOFTWARE 071 636 2666 010331 43321092 SHEKANA 081 340 8565 UBISOFT 0252 860299 SIUCA SHOP 071 580 4000 US GOLD 021 625 3366 VIRGIN MEGASTORE 071 631 1234 VIRGIN GAMES 081 960 2255 VIRGIN GAMES 071 637 7911 ZEPPEUN 091 281 4401 MANCHESTER THE GAMES STORE 061 832 0878 TECHIE FIRMS NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ABACUS 021 706 1188 MICROBYTE 091 2619050 ALTERNATIVE IMAGE NORWICH PRODUCTIONS 0533 440041 ONE STEP BEYOND 0603 663796 ARNOR 0733 68909 NOTTINGHAM DATEL ELECTRONICS 0782 744707 VIRGIN RETAIL 0602 476126
DIGITA INTERNATIONAL OXFORD 0395 270273 VIRGIN RETAIL 0865 798300 EUROPRESS SOFTWARE PETERBOROUGH 0625 878888 LOGIC SALES 0733 349696 EVESHAM MICROS 0386 765500 PLYMOUTH HB MARKETING 0753 686000 ANTICS 0752 221851 HISOFT 0525 718181 READING MICRODEAL 0726 68020 ULTIMA RETAIL 0734 568510 MICROTEXT 0705 595694 SHEFFIELD POWER COMPUTING 0234 843388 CUSTOM GAMES 0742 752732 PRECISION SOFTWARE MICROBYTE 0742 568537 081 330 7166 VIRGIN RETAIL 0742 569060 SDL 081 300 3399 SOUTHAMPTON SPECTRAVI DEO 081 900 0024 GAME UMITED 0703 237771 STAR MICRONICS 0895 252131 ULTIMA RETAIL 0703 639419 TRILOGIC 0274
691115 SOUTHEND-ON-SEA ESTUARY COMPUTERS 0702 614131 PD TUNBRIDGE WELLS AMIGANUTS 0703 785680 INVICTA SOFTWARE 0892 511542 CRAZY JOE’S 0709 829286 WORTHING EDUB 0272 723489 WORTHING COMPUTER CENTRE GOLDSTAR COMPUTERS 0903 210861 0942 895320 SENSIBLE SOFTWARE ICPUG 081 346 0050 0354 5193V next, scaraiiaong of CU Amiga issue of SERIOUSLY BRILLIANT As usual we'll be there first with reviews of productivity software, hardware and peripherals - and, rest assured, all our product tests will be written and designed so that you, the reader, can get the most from them. Our step-by-step guides and
annotated screenshots ensure that everyone, from the complete beginner to the expert, can enjoy our detailed, up-to-date evaluations. Next month’s goodies will include reviews of a Japanese iaJkiGG}£Li£iioraai y,.CDTV karaoke, Raydance ray-tracer and ASDG's Art Department Professional 2. THE VERY BEST IN GAMES And there'll be more unparalleled game reviews, previews and tips. Keep your eyes peeled for exclusive reviews of the following five blockbusters: Guy Spy, Myth, the much-awaited sequels, Be sure to get next month’s issue of CU Amiga for the very best in games and serious software...
DISK BONANZA Stand by to be astounded by the best brace of coverdisks yet to grace an Amiga magazine. Our two disks will be crammed with the useful, the playable and the positively brilliant. So what’ll be on them? Look to the news-shelves and be delighted.
Monkey Island 2 and Eye Of The Beholder 2, pTUs Team 17’s sizzling new 1Mb shoot 'em up, Project X. Also lined-up for take-off is Air Support, the innovative new combat sim from Psygnosis.
CU AMIGA - MISS IT AT YOUR PERL.. ON SALE MARCH 26TH I 9 3l K IZ A tounded ice of i grace ine. Our I be ie use- and the ant. So m? Look he* ited.
Grab mono images from any video source Capture colour images from any still video source.
Digitise up to 16 mono frames on a imeg Amiga.
Animate 16 shade images at different speeds.
Create windows in both mono & colour.
Cut & Paste areas from one frame to another.
Hardware and software brightness & contrast control.
Choice of capture resolutions standard & Dynamic interlace.
Full Palette control.
Add text or draw within art package.
• 'Full colour demonstration disk available for only £1.95 to
cover P&P.'' Baird Road, Livingston, EH54 7AZ. Scotland Sales
Hotline: 44) 0506 466601 Fax: (44) 0506 414634 "The Complete
Colour Solution" The Worlds ultimate creative leisure product
for your Amiga. Capture dynamic high resolution images into
your Amiga in less than one second.
And Look No Filters Images can now be grabbed from either colour video camera, home VCR or in fact any still video source. The traditional method of holding three colour filters in front of your video camera is certainly a thing of the past. Because Vidi splits the RGB colours electronically there are no focussing or movement problems experienced by some of our slower competitors. Lighting is also less of an issue as light is not being shut out by lens filters. Put all this together with an already proven Vidi- Amiga VidiChrome combination and achieve what is probably the most consistant and
accurate high quality 4096 colour images ever seen on the Amiga.
You will see from independant review comments that we are undoubtedly their first choice and that was before the complete solution was launched. If you have just purchased your Amiga and are not sure what to buy next, then just read the comments or send for full review and demo disk.
Vidi... No 1 in UK & Europe (Leading the way forward) The colour solution is fully compatible with all Amiga's from a standard A500 to the ultimate A3000.
No additional RAM is required to get up and running.
SimAnt ARASOL STARS NO DISK ATTACHED?
ASK YOUR NEWSAGENT 1 Wide range of actions including the option to question other characters in true Agatha Christie style.
• PC version features 256 colours, AdLib'" & Rolandsonic support.
• Amiga Version features 32 colours.
AVAILABLE ON: ATARI ST, AMIGA & PC (EGA, CGA, VGA, TANDY AD-LIB'" & ROLAND'").
1991 [XI RHINE SOHWARE. Al n hls resenrd. Cmcmatique1' h a trademarl of Drlphine Softwaie.
2 BOOT SELECTOR 3 Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able to boot from your external drive.
4 n COAMS FAMILY The Adda ms family started when Uncle Fester..... 5 = 1 Meg, ** = 2 Meg, etc. (2D) = 2 DRIVES
(X) = Adults Only
(P) = A500 Plus Compatible (NP) = Not A500 Plus Compatible GAMES
PACK 1 (SOME 1 MEG - NOT A500*) 37 TITLES INCLUDING INVADERS,
TETRIS. ASTEROIDS. MISSILE COMMAND. AND MANY MORE!
8 DISK SET ONLY E7.95!
GAMES PACK2 6 (1 MEG ONLY - NOTA500.)
BALLOONACY. CROSSFIRE, TWINTRIS, WIZZY’S QUEST.
ARCADIA 5 DISK SET ONLY E4.95!
GAMES PACK 3 (ANY AMIGA - A500. COMPATIBLE) DRAGON CAVE. DRIP!, ZEUS.
MEGABALL. AIR ACE II 5 DISK SET ONLY E4.95!
GAMES PACK 4 (NOT A500* COMPATIBLE) CARD & BOARD GAMES. SHAPES.
FFRANTIC FREDDIE. SERENE II.
MENTAL IMAGE GAMES 5 DISK SET ONLY E4.95!
7 UagUF 8 Roving reporter Rik Haynes asked the likes of Bullfrog (iPopulous II), Digital Image Design (Robocop 3) and Argonaut Software (Birds of Prey) for their respected opinions on cartridge-based Amiga games.

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