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JtemsbougMnaumharg onihoMaj2 ,“ __ _ hus contents CU AMIGA MAGAZINE • JUNE 1995 27 What will become of the Amiga now that it's in the hands of German PC manufacturer Escorn?
We reveal their plans for the future, with a full report on the fortunes of our favourite machine.
Image Processing Get into professional quality image processing with our ImageFX cover disksl Find out how you can create wild and impossible pictures with your Amiga, using state of the art techniques on the cutting edge of computer graphics.
Whether it's green tomato hats or Hollywood special effects, you find it all on page 27.
• PD Scene Fancy a few cheap thrills? Oat a load of thia month's
selection of public domain games and demos.
E PD Utilities You don’t need to spend a fortune to get your Amiga well toolsd-up with snssiy utilities. There’s plenty of good stuff to be found in the public domain I
• OpafVision DVE Realtime digital video effects are delivered by
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• OctaMED 6 The music sequencer goes from strength to strength.
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• Tower System Eipand your options by turning your A4O00 or A1200
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• Accelerator Comparison The Apollo 1230 and Billiard 1230-11 go
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• InfoNEXUS 80 There’s a challenger for Olfactory Opus in town.
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• CD ROMs 85 Thousands of megabytes of data reviewed in this
month's round-up.
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Full uni Image FX 1.5 8 It's yours to keep! ImageFX
1. 5 opens the door to a wonderful world of warped, enhanced and
variously processed visuals. Turn to page eight to find out
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IMAGE IMAGE Test your skills with tins superb cup challenge demo Irom Impressions The best image processing pr Two packed disks worth £2 Create stunning graphical eH and pictures with these disk Ultimate Soccer Manager 15 You thought you'd seen it all in footy manager games?
Think again! Ultimate Soccer Manager takes a real life view of running a successful team, complete with betting, merchandising and hot dog price fluctuations!
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• Colonization 40 Now that you'ra civilised, you need to get
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REVIEWS s Pizza Tycoon 44 Cheese Ians, this could bs your big break!
S Ultimate Soccer Manager 46 Football management with a few twists.
48 e Vampyra 64 The tart with the heart is on hand to relieve you.
Tower of souls 52 RPGs are still going strong - here's the lateet.
E Exile 56 A blast from ths past makes it to ths A1200.
• Soccer Superstars 56 Blimey, this could be the next Sensi
Soccer!
Then again ... a Primal Rage From the seme stable as Mortal Kombat, this coin-op conversion is looking hot.
Super Street Fighter 2 Do we really need to introduce the beat 'em up of the century?
A Lost Eden Loads of luverly 3D rsndered dinosaurs on a CD-ROM. Oh, and some gameplay.
• Coala A cute name for a brutal action flight sim.
Can it beat the assault from TFX?
Cute bunny wabbit in 'not very good game
• UFO 58 Strange visitors from another universal CD32
• Gamer Gold Three games for the price of one.
• Syndicate Run around shooting peopls!
• Pinball Illusions The best pinball simulator ever!
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PLAYERS GUIDES Advertisers' Index Editorial I Welcome to our first three disk issue in nearly a year (last June in fact). Although it's unusual to give you an applies* non on two disks we |ust couldn’t resist Image FX J 5. It's srnv f 1 1 ply brilliant. Unfortunately Andy Leaning is off this month to pastures new: a technical job on sister magazine PC Review ¦ It's not the last well hear from him though (the traitor) he will retain a technical consultantship on CU Amiga Magazine.
Taking over from Airly ¦•n.irii-t wil be n'usi: Miprcmo and hard disk filler extraordinaire Tony Horgan, so we re looking for a brand new full-time technical writer to fill his shoes.
The Escorn deal is great news for the Amiga and a great scoop for Andy Leaning on his second last month on CU Amiga Magazine (remember our interview in the May issue). The deal has been formally confirmed and preliminary plans have been announced (see news pages) so maybe now things can start moving again.
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Commodore has been sold. We had the story first last month about who the possible buyer might be and we were right.
Read all about it on page 20. Plus nasty shock in store for Pimm* Tycoon fans - they mightn't actually get to see the game. All this and more in our news pages.
Fancy League Results - Month Tvvo 126 Results of the first month's games in the Sensible World Of Soccer Fancy Football League.
Editorial EDITOR: Alan Doting' Dykes (and Ms new niece Constance Aina) DEPUTY EDITOR: Lisa Chatted up by Alan Bunker from Team 17' Collina TECHNICAL EDITOR: Andy 'Traitor' Leaning REVIEWS EDITOR: Tony Gathering of the tribes' Horgan GROUP ART EDITOR: Jeff 'Low-cut t-shirt' Zie ACTING ART EDITOR: Helen 'New runners' Danby DESIGNER: Anthony Take That ... and drink K' Collins TECHNICAL CONSULTANT: John in-country' Kennedy CONTRIBUTORS: Peter Us. Andy Mitchell, Vampyra, AndrS Dlgard. Nik Unas, Rlk Absolutely, revolting, disgusting' Skews. Martin Davies. David Cassidy.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mark Gatehouse Advertising Ad MANAGER: Justine Engaged to a ProCalc 102 Andy Leaning troubleshoots common ProCalc problems and dallies with its database functions.
Buyers Guide 103 This month we're concentrating on how to go about buying CD drives.
Graphics Masterclass 104 Professional image composition is explained and illustrated by resident art critic Pater Lee.
Subscriptions 106 Could you get better reader offers anywhere else?
No. We didn't think so.
Video Ideas 108 Get busy with some funky animations. Tony Horgan shows you how.
Directory Opus IIO Customise your menu specifications in Doput to suit your needs.
ProDraw 111 Cloning and seaside patterns are covered here. It's a versatile package you know.
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FX1J?I .s. Image .-awl*0*-'"“* It's 1 to rememberl This month we've got an 'industrial sized' cover disk for you and one that will be remembered for some time to come! The one and only ImageFX. The undisputed champion of Amiga image processing, originally worth £2491 S3£» 3* »»•**“ ftW||Gft AmlGa ¦¦¦?**"**W*rt*4_ l t7l77v 'w Quickstart guide Put disk 108 into your Amiga and turn it on. You'll now be able to load and use ImageFX from this disk - it will work on all Amigas equipped with 2Mb RAM however, many of the features will work better with more memory, and to use some higher resolutions
you will also need more memory. This is the case with all professional 24-bit graphics software.
Also on the disk is a hard disk installation program.
Double click on its icon to install the program on your hard drive. Note the hard drive installed version contains a number of extra image processing tools, and modules that simply wouldn't fit on the floppy based version. In future issues however we hope to show you how to use these without using a hard drive.
You'll also find a third icon on disk 108 called CineMor ph. This is a comprehensive morphing program that you can use to create special effects but you'll require 4Mb of RAM to use this properly.
See page 18 for full loading instructions.
Ore you envious of people who can always afford the best Amiga software? It's strange but these same people also seem to go out with supermodels and are buddies with world leaders (no really) Well now you have the last laugh, courtesy of CU Amiga Magazine, With this issue of CU Amiga you've got one of the very best programs available for the Amiga With it you can create images, pictures and visual effects that will make you the envy of your PC, Mac and Amiga owning friends.
You’ll be able to manipulate, distort, change and edit pictures in an infinite number of ways.
Change the colour of a skyline to an alien green, erase ex-lovers from family photos, or even superimpose yourself next to supermodels and famous personalities. Now you to can be seen in the company of Rolf Harris. Cindy Crawford, Bill Clinton, and even The Queen I Whilst distorting the truth is very useful and lots of fun. It's not the only thing that ImageFX can do. With ImageFX you can also load pictures saved in a variety of file formats, morph and warp pictures creating otherwise impossible effects and produce pictures that would otherwise take hours of hard work and a lot of money.
All of this and more is possible with ImageFX On cover disks 108 and 109 you'll find the complete program, and on page 20 we show you how to use it with an in depth tutorial and feature on image processing Start erasing those ex-lovers now.
Here's how If you want to quickly see what it's about try this simple tutorial.
Firstly load the program (found on disk 108 - and don't forget to back-up your disk first). You'll now see a black screen with a tool pallet at the bottom of the screen - this is the standard ImageFX control panel and from here every feature of the program can be accessed To the bottom right of this panel you'll see a button labelled Load. Click on this.
You'll now be able to load the sample picture supplied on the second cover disk. If you haven't already done so put disk 109 into the disk drive and when the file requester comes up select the file called Spaceman iff. This will now load The screen changes to show a picture of the spaceman with the ImageFX control panel at the bottom of it. Now to have some fun at the expense of NASA.
Click on the button called Balance and you'll see a column of sliders. Grab the slider labelled B and drag it to the left until the number on the right-hand side of COVER DISKS Once it's finished press the right mouse button to turn off the panel display and see the complete picture. Press the button again to get the panel back. It's not a particularly useful picture but one that shows some ol the capabilities of the program. Click on the Undo button to cancel the last operation.
Shock tactics Now let s give our spaceman a shock he won't forget for a while Click on the Hook button and then on the Explode option. This allows us to affect the picture so that it looks as if it's exploding.
Change the Explode Length setting to 42 and then click on Okay. You'll now be presented with two further requesters allowing you to set where the centre of the explode operation will start in the picture Click on Okay for both of these and the default settings will be used.
After some time (which will depend upon how fast your Amiga is) the screen will once again redraw to show the results of the explosion. Our spaceman will never be the same again! Press the right mouse button to see the effects in full.
As a final effect click on Undo the slider reads about -94 and dick on the Okay button These sliders represent the red. Blue and green content of the picture and by dragging down the slider representing blue we've reduced the
• mount of blue in the picture.
You'll now see the picture change, as the blue content of the picture drops. Next we're going to add a water ripple type effect. To do this click on the Effect button and then on the Wave Distort selector.
All being well a new requester will appear allowing you to enter settings for the distortion. In this case set the Wave Length to 15 and click on Okay. ImageFX will now think for a short time and then display another requester allowing you to set the amount of distortion Set this to 25 and finally click on the Okay button.
The program will now start working on the distortion and the maths needed to produce it. You can track its progress by watching the status bar at the bottom right hand side of the screen, the small graph of black bars. One- by-one these bars will turn to blue When the last bar turns blue the operation is complete and the screen will redraw to show the changed picture.
Here's a little something I prepared earlier j’ii lick »e Vt ito J file now 10W i the ot- in at a dynawac feniah to Ae A Finally, let's |0 ant with a bang. We've nndene the Wove r and now applied an eipiede operator | ‘ quick overview el this month s cover * IMAGE PROCESSING POWER HAS NEVER BEEN SO AFFORDABLE.
VERSION 2.1 NOW SHIPPING CYBERGRAPHICS SUPPORT, DIRECT VIDEO TOASTER BUFFER SUPPORT, CINEMATTE - BLUE SCREENING, HP SCANJET SUPPORT, MORE AUTOFX SCRIPTS... Gat ImageFX, the Amiga's premier image processing package, and you will find yourself cresting and I manipulating images with every tool you need right at your fingertips! No other image processing paeka on the Amiga gives you everything you need, from proeise colour correction tools to fantastic special effects that boggle the mindl Whether you are a print artist or a video magician, ImagoFX is simply the fastest, the best, and the most
complete image processing solution you will find on the Amiga.
SVSTEM PERFORMANCE The easiest to use and most powerful interface. Thumbnail image loader lots you sou your image before loading it, built in Virtual Memory allows work on images nearly any size, Unlimited multi-level true UNDO, Thumbnail imege previewing shows effect before using It, Multiple image buffers aid brushes, Precise region controls een restrict work to just pert of in image, Unequalled Arcxx support far macros end programming, User definable micro keys and menus, Built in Maero Araxx script recording, Two powerful batch processing systems: IMP and AutoFX & Visual thumbnail image
cataloguing system.
FULL COLOUR PAINTING Comploto drawing tools - ellipse, rectangle, bozior curve, polygon and more, Automatic soft odgo modes nod anti-aliasing, Magic Wind tool included for brushes sad regions, Cool drawing modes Ilka smudge, eolouriza, disperse, aid sharpen, Peinting tools that simulate traditional madia such is AirBrushes, Charcoals, Wetoreolour oven Crayonsl, Drawing styles rub through to other images, alpha ehannals or eraata mandalas, Cut out brushes with any drawing tool end use them for full colour painting, Variable magnifieation zoom levels ellew retouching to even a single pixel
COMPLETE IMAGE PROCESSING RGB, HSV, CMVK colour balancing, correction md separation, Custom convolutions such is relief mips end motion blurs, Custom colour transforms that solarize and turn images to chroma, Blur, sharpen and unsharp mask, Median filters, Minimum Maximum filters, even video filters FANTASTIC SPECIAL EFFECTS Create lightning bolts, Raytreee images into spheres, Create pond ripples and waves, Swirl imegos, even into ether images, Built in end user definable lens flares. Apply piper or unvis textures, Automatically turn images into piintings, Water Glass distortions, Cinamitie
morphing, Biznrra imago warping, Create stirs end Supernovni, Crystallise an image, Rotate 'or 3D.. INCREDIBLE DISPLAY ABILITIES Display your imago and work interactively on any Amiga AGA modes E6S Spectrum, Ratine, Picasso, Piccolo Firecracker 24, Rainbow III, IV-24, Talon, DCTV, HAM-E, Harlequin, .. and many other displays POWERFUL SCANNING Epson 300 600 800 scanner module with colour previews, Sharp JX-100 scanner works from any serial port, IV-24, VLAB and PP&S Frimegrabber and Framegrebber 256 support COMPLETE IMAGE CONVERSION All Amiga images, MS-DOS (GIF, PCX PIC, JPEG, Targe),
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Final Dm has beta developed to be by far the EASIEST TO USE Database for your Amiga. To set up a Final Dm database, you won't he confronted by an array of unfamiliar commands, simply define a column for each category of information yoi want to keep eg. Firs!
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Following a lengthy investigation, we have discovered irrefutable evidence that Amiga publisher HiSoft is engaged in double-dealing.
Although the company is known for top-selling titles such as Devpac 3, Megalosound and Squirrel SCSI, it now seems that HiSoft is prepared to offer a number of these professional packages bundled together at prices that can only be described as suspicious.
V °v Our reporter gained an exclusive interview with David Link, of HiSoft, who made this outrageous claim: "We Imve been supporting the Amiga community for 10 years now with a range of software and hardware packages. As a thankyou to all the loyal supporters of this amazing computer, we decided to make some very special 'birlhday'offers to readers of this magazine.". Double-talk? We'll leave you, the reader, to judge ... Termite 88% Amiga Computing 95% AUI 88% CU Amiga 12 16 bit PCMCIA Sound Sampler 96% Amiga Shopper 90% AUI The latest of our highly acclaimed sound samplers for the A600
A1200, Aura offers high performance 12 16 bll quality with dmvt to-disk sampling plus a hoot of software features. Octamed 5.01 up compatible.
Aura is perfect as a stand 2522552* ProMIDI Double Deal lnterface £89.95-w Doubl«D«al C39.95 Alraid of becoming a hedgehog on the Information Super Highway ‘ Ixmt worry ' Termite » so easy to use that even a first time teWeommumtato* will feel at homo Yet it has all of the power and flexibility to satisfy the most seasoned modem wamor1 Termite is designed to take full adiantagr of all of the newest features of Workbench 2,M and beyond It is lOtr. Anuga Style Guide compliant and provides you with all of the modem user interface features to really enjoy playing in the highway!
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Devpac 3 Amiga Twist 2 The Amiga Database DoubtaDaal £94.93. hi IWIst 2 6 MaionMagic So*. CM.M!
Twist 2 Is the new, friendly, relational database for all Amigas. Twist's range of power features such as Its integraled forms designer, its varied & multi-level querying, its Nil 1:N & N:M relations coupled with its un-cluttered, well-designed user interface make it ideal for both the first time and the seasoned database user.
Maxon Magic ® This Is the utility that you simply must own! Maxon Magic is a funtettc combination of 20 different animated screen savers, a system event sound manager and many amusing sampled sounds that will not only be incredibly useful but l l l will give you and your friends endless enjoyment as well.
'k VIESMIXP Professional game development is The professional s choice for Amiga made easy with the new Gamr6«nith assembly language development.
Development System. Over 3 years in Devpac 3 is a complete package of the making, GDS gives you the low 68000-68040 assembler, debugger, level power to create the masterpiece of editor and linker. Ideal for beginner your dreams in a single. And expert alike. Devpac 3 is the perfect comprehensive, easy to use system. Companion for Gamesmith.
GameSmith fully supports and is compatible with all Amigas including AGA. A C Compiler or 680x0 Assembler Is required.
From shoot- m-ups to graphic adventures, from intergalactic conquest to strategic simulation, the GameSmith Development System is the perfect solution 90% AUI 92% CO Amiga DoubleDaal E129.95.U Squirrel Storage Systems Double Deal Buy o Squirrel SCSI interface with ony CD or MD drive for only £501 Buy 2 drives, tove £25!
Add £60 for external versions (case with integral psu and all SCSI connection*) whew appropriate. Squirrel SCSI s £69.95 by itadf- Amiga Format 93% CU Amiga 94% Amiga Shopper 95% As you can see, the Amiga press has gone nuts over our new Squirrel SCSI interface for the A600 A1200. In case you’ve missed these reviews, the Squirrel SCSI is a plug-and-play add-on that allows you to connect up to 7 SCSI penpheraLs to your Amiga. Just think of it, CD-ROM, Hard drive. Scanner, DAT, Optical, SyQuest, Tape Streamer • all on line at the same time! No wonder we named it after that famous storage-hungry
animal! To go with Squirrel, we have icmr great value devices Squirrel SCSI Devices 730Mb SCSI Hard Drive £259 Fast (lirm access) Quantum
• PAP drive - internal Aiwa 2-speed CD-ROM £189 Super-smart with
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delivery (for goods in stock). Alternatively, you can send us a
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call or fax to confirm pricing and postage costs ©1995 HiSoft
EAOE All prices include UK VAT HiS®ft SYSTEMS The Old School,
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+44 (0) 1525 713716 HiSoft products for your Amiga: Here is a
list of HiSoft titles for the Amiga computers (prices shown are
the individual RRPs): Squirrel SCSI interface - £69 95,
Squirrel Storage Systems - please call, Aura 12 16 bit sampler
- £99.95, Megalosound 8 bit sampler - £34.95. ProMidi interface
- £24 95. HiSoft Devpac 3.14 - £79 95. HiSoft BASIC 2 - £79 95,
Highspeed Pascal - £99 95, Gamesmith - £99 95. Termite •
£39.95, Twist 2 database • £99.95. Maxon Magic - £29.95. Upper
Disk Tools - £14.95, VistaUte inc MakePath TerraForm - £39 95
and much more. Coming soon: Disk Magic (disk tools) and
Clnema4D.
Ultimate Soccer Manager follows Impressions' well earned reputation for fine strategy games. Our fully playable demo should give you a taste of what's to come ... Loading ... I low will Click on Select to move on occur from this screen and then on this choose how much money you n instruc- want Because this demo lasts when to for nine games the amount you isks put The next panel to appear will option and animations You will not be able to select match rigging or bunging, as they are disabled. When it comes to entering your name, use your first name and surname in that order as this will be
used later Getting started Settling in Now you have started the ja al 5.
Ra 8 fl there are several areas in the club that you can go to Move the mouse pointer around and the text at the bottom of the screen will tell you what everything is.
The only place you will not be able to go to in this demo is the training ground. If you click on the right mouse-button this will bring up an icon bar that allows you to move quickly between screens.
Dick on the chairman's office to visit him for feedback, arrange club sponsorship and advertising, set ticket prices, analyse attendance and plan ground improvements. Go to the manager's office to check fixtures and messages (on the noticeboard). Arrange friendlies and transfer players (on the fax machinel. View player, manager and club stats (in the filing cabinet), check league tables (on Ceefax), and arrange a bet. If you dare (on the telephone). You should visit the office regularly to check the notice board and fax machine and read the newspaper after games.
The bank manager will be happy to show you your accounts and money can be transferred from accounts etc. Fax and figures First of all use the fax machine to set up four friendlies (top division teams will reject your offers so you are limited to the third division and conference). Then choose Match Day Options by clicking on the football pitch. Click on Select Team (the tunnel) to examine your player's stats and position them correctly Players will have points for keeping, tackling. Passing, shooting and pace.
Naturally you'll want defenders to be good tacklers and strikers to be good at shooting. To move players, just highlight the one you want and click on the Move Pos.
Button then your cursor will become that player's name and you can place him wherever you want. Then choose team formation and your style of play (in the Team Formation screen). You can also move players around here by simply clicking on them, but the changes won't be permanent.
Now choose the Start Match button or click on the referee to begin the game. Clicking on the Kick Off button starts the match.
You can pause it and give new instructions to players by clicking on the Pause button, then on an individual player and then on one of the instructions buttons (forward. Back. Left, right, normal and man to man). You can halt the game and change formation or make a substitution by clicking on the Subs button, which will stop the game and switch to the formation screen as soon as play is halted for some reason. If you want to speed up the game click on the arrows on either side of the Norm button.
And that's it: try it out. You will be able to play four friendlies, four league games and one cup game before the demo ends. ¦ n 5.
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AMIGA Before you start anything Make a back-up copy of your cover disks before you do anything. This will save you endless trouble if you erase or damage your disks.
If you aren’t sure about how to make a back-up just follow our guide to the right. Make sure to rename your back-up disks to match the originals.
For example, the copy of Image FX will be automatically renamed Copy of Image FX by the Amiga. Use the Rename option from the Workbench menu, deleting the 'Copy of prefix’. This is absolutely essential, as parts of the program will not work otherwise.
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JaJUC:_______________________________________________________________ | ADAAESS:______________________________________________________________ I TYFf Of AMI6A OvrNEB:_______________________________ I . DESCAIBE EXACTII WHAT HAPPENS WHEA 7WJ TAT 10 LOAD THE 0ISK: Making a back-up is easy
1. Take a spare blank disk.
2. Boot with your Workbench disk and load the Shell program. This
can be found in the System drawer - double click on it.
3. Now type in the following line and press Return: diskcopy from
d£0: to dfOi
4. You’ll now be prompted to insert the source disk (108,109
etc). After a few minutes you'll be asked to insert your blank
disk. On some Amigas you'll have to swop disks several times.
5. Once finished type in the following, and then press Return:
endcli You now have a back-up of the disk. Now you can begin.
Loading Image FX To use the program direct from the floppy disks, insert disk 108 in your Amiga and turn it on. Now double click on the icon labelled ImageFX. After a short while a window will open with further icons in it. Click twice on the icon labelled ImageFX in this window.
The program will now load. The main program has been compressed in order to fit all the necessary files onto the disk. This won't make any difference to how you load the program, but your Amiga may appear to stop for a short while as it decompresses the data. Don't worry, after a short time ImageFX will pop up on screen. You're now ready to join the world of professional image processing. Turn to our feature elsewhere in this issue for a detailed tutorial on this power packed program.
Disk 109 - Hard drive installation Disk 109 contains a sample picture for use with ImageFX, and further data used for hard drive installation. To install ImageFX on your hard drive insert disk 108 into your Amiga, turn it on and double click the Image FX disk icon.
Next double click on the hard disk install icon. You'll now be asked a series of simple questions and the program will be installed onto your hard drive.
Virus outbreak We go to great trouble to ensure that our disks are completely free from viruses. However we cannot accept any responsibility for possible damage incurred by viruses or faulty disks which have escaped our attention.
Ultimate Soccer Manager Write protect your cover disk! Slide the tab in the corner so that it's in the open position, otherwise you may accidentally overwrite the original and render it useless.
You'll need two spare disks to hand, as Ultimate Soccer Manager has been compressed onto one to fit it onto this month's cover. These spare disks do not need to be formatted, but anything they contain will be completely erased in the decompression process.
Insert cover disk 110 into the internal floppy drive and switch on your Amiga. The machine will autoboot to a Workbench screen. Double click on the disk icon, then double click on the first of the two icons in the window that appears.
You'll be prompted for your first blank disk. Insert this and follow the on-screen prompts. When everything has stopped, double click the second icon in the window, and use your other blank disk this time.
Now you can re-boot your Amiga using the first of your blank disks. The game will load and run automatically.
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Ay - Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm 01392 499 755 a Amiga, going once, going twice Ohe future of the Amiga has finally been secured with production of the A600, A1200 and A4000 to be resumed. The first of the new batch will be on sale again by August. As reported in last month s issue of CU Amiga Magazine the retail group Escom entered a bid for the rights to ownership, technology, trademarks and patents of Commodore and the Amiga. In an auction held on April 20th and finalised shortly later Escom were awarded the contracts. Escom is reported to have spent some $ 10 million in the process.
At the auction were interested parties from Commodore UK. The American distributor CEI.
PC manufacturer Dell, and Escom. The Commodore UK team turned up only to realise they couldn’t match the bids being placed and promptly backed out. Their official announcement said they would work with the winner.
All prospective bidders were asked to place a $ 1 million deposit, with no conditions. Only Escom managed this with their bid of $ 5 million Dell's bid was not accepted, as it had the condition that they have 31 days to look into patents. However, Dell had put the highest bid on the table, so to speak.
Escom accordingly raised their bid to $ 10 million and this was accepted.
Escom have confirmed that they will restart production of the A600. A1200, A4000 and also the C64 (Commodore’s previous 8-bit home computer). These will be produced by a Chinese manufacturer, Tianjin Family-Used Multimedia Co.
Ltd, under license from Escom. The Amiga models are to be sold throughout Europe in Escom's stores - see CU Amiga Magazine May '96 and also by independent retailers. The C64 will be sold in Eastern Europe.
They will also license Amiga technology to distributors in the Far East and USA. The future of the Commodore UK operation is uncertain, as Commodore UK is now owned by Escom. When we contacted Commodore UK all they would say is that they are working on a deal, and would have news within a week. Bernard Van Tianam from Escom was known to have been meeting them in the UK at the end of April to discuss their future role.
What ever happens in the coming months, the future of the Amiga is at last certain.
Seen it all before This take over of Amiga technology will have a familiar ring to it for those Amiga users who have been around long enough. It is in fact the second time Amiga technology has changed hands.
The Amiga was originally developed by a company called 'Amiga Inc'.
Originally this was backed by Atari, but later Commodore got involved and 'liberated' the company from Atari. Amiga Inc was then merged with Commodore and the computers then sold and marketed by Commodore.
| The future's looking good so far Although Escom were not prepared to divulge many details of future plans they did reveal a few snippets of information to CU Amiga Magazine.
As exclusively reported in last month's CU Amiga Magazine, Escom have big plans to use the Amiga as a mechanism for delivering interactive TV via set-top boxes. In fact they went so far as to say: "Escom also believes that the special Amiga TV set-top boxes will become the future of interactive television".
Escom also said they are working to integrate Amiga and PC platforms.
This would probably be some form of plug-in card for Pcs that brings the advanced audio graphics (multimedia) capabilities of the Amiga to Pcs. An Amiga card giving Pcs Amiga compatibility has not been confirmed.
Their plans for the Amiga include relaunching the A600 and A1200. With a few as yet unannounced minor enhancements. There are also reports of Amiga branded VR technology and upgrades, although exact details of what form these will take are still to be decided. Escom have approximately 100 ex-Commodore staff already working for them in various positions around Europe and are actively recruiting ex-Commodore technicians. They also intend to produce Pcs and Apple Mac clones with the Commodore badge on them and are looking into other developments available using Amiga technology.
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ProDraw Update LH Publishing are offering an Bpdate to A1200 and A4000 owners using our May ProDraw cover disk. The update allows the program to run on these systems The company is also offering a manual and hard drive installation service. LH Publishing are on 01908 370 230.
Bum note Guitar Companion which was reviewed in last month's PD Utilities pages is now available from the F1 Public Domain library (tel: 01392 4935801 and the price is now £3.99 including P+P rather than the stated £5.99. First and second helpings Fans of that lovable duo Bubble N Squeak will be pleased to know that Audiogenic are busy working on a follow up to this hugely popular game.
However, don't expect more of the same as Audiogenic's Peter Calver is adamant, however, that this version will be completely different to the original.
Audiogenic are also working on an as yet unnamed platform game which sees a princely figure metamorphosing into various different life forms (bat, bird, squirrel, grass hopper, spider, helmet bug, rock) as he leaps through each world.
This latest platformer was designed by two fresh faced art students and, having seen the first roughs, looks pretty impressive. We should have a full preview of both games very soon.
Os this issue was going to press CU Amiga Magazine received the disheartening news that MicroProse’ latest business sim, Pizza Tycoon, might not make it onto retailers' shelves Despite receiving high scores in most Amiga mags (see page 44 of this issue for our rating) retailers are not keen on stocking the game all about making it in the pizza business because it will not run on 1 Mb Amigas. The minimum specification to play the game is an A1200 with a hard drive. What rot! Perhaps the lily liv- ered bunch might wake up when they read the latest news of Escom's plans for the Amiga Or perhaps
all hard drive-equipped A1200 owners could gather up a petition and send it off to the nearest stockists. That'll show them.
More news as we get it.
Lost in Limbo Rasputin must have spent all winter with their heads buried in history books, because their latest game Umbo of the Lost is based on the ship Marie Celeste lor Mary Celeste, as Rasputin s manual would have it), whose crew, one stormy November night in 1872, disappeared in strange and spooky circumstances. And so an idea for a game was born. Your job in this CD32 only RPG will be to help the ship's Captain Briggs free the crew's lost souls and save God's book of creation from the four evil horsemen of Apocalypse. We should have a full review very soon.
* -mam Firing on all cylinders Tycoon's future in the red Black
Legend have certainly been keeping their motor running these
past couple of months.
Not only are they busy starting work on a new racing game. WheelSpin. That they hope will be a Super Skidmarks beater, they've also got a chockload of other games which will be ready for review quite soon.
Developed by the Italian based company Floating Point, WheelSpin is an overhead view racing game which will feature sixteen gloriously colourful tracks spanning various terrain.
Games nearing completion include the fantasy world of the RPG Evil's Doom, Doom clone Behind the Iron Gate, the CD32 animated chess game - Chess Through The Ages and Leading Lap - a VR racing game.We should have reviews of all these games next month.
Final upgrade Softwood have announced a new version of their popular database program Final Data.
Called Final Data 2 it will retail for around £40. Though existing users will be able to upgrade at a lower price. New features include a comprehensive interrogation requester that allows you to extract information in almost any form you could need, a memo feature, limited spreadsheet ability and more We should have further details and a review next month. For more information call 01733 836 781.
Mortgage net Legal and General are The latest financial institution to get linked up to the ’net. Called the Mortgage Maze their board will allow you to get details of L&G mortgages and ask questions without having to go out in the sweltering heat of the great British summer and grovel before your building society or bank manager. The L&G Mortgage Maze is at http: www.cityscape.co.uk users dd75. PCMCIA modem driver Eyetech s new PCMCOM driver opens up a whole new range of PC peripherals to Amiga users. The software allows A600s and A1200s to use PCMCIA card modems and serial ports which are
commonly available - similar to the way that the Squirrel SCSI interface allowing the use of PC SCSI storage devices. It sells for £29.95 and is available from Eyetech on 01642 713 185.
Interactive football league Team 17 are set to become the firsruK computer games publisher to branch out into the world vf on-line games with the launch of IFL (Interactive Football League) early this Summer.
"IFL will be the first of many on-line games from the company", claimed PR manager Alan Bunker. Their first effort is a multiplayer football management game, where the player has the opportunity to test their management skills to the limit. You can buy and sell players, determine tactics, enter into home and European cup competitions - even send secret messages to other managers.
Prize money is on offer for league and cup champions and manager of the month awards will be presented to those who really lead the way in the world of soccer management. Expect IFL to be launched on June 1 st
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Sim-ply the best Following on from their mind boggling book on Frontier, Bruce Smith has just published a guide to that other great grey matter tester of our time, Sim City 2000. Written by Andrew Banner it consists of 120 pages of hints and tips on both the original game and the urban renewal kit.
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With this month's excellent cover disk you'll be able to alter images in ways you never previously dreamed of, entering the exciting world of the image manipulation.
Omage processing is now more popular than ever.
It’s used by the world's top advertising agencies, movie makers, special effects gurus and printed media moguls. Over the next six pages we take a look at this upsurging artistic medium and take an indepth look at Image FX, a popular image processing package which just happens to be this month's cover disk.
Take a closer look at the picture on this page for instance. Those tomatoes have blue stems, and are green where once they were red. In fact in the original photograph there weren’t even tomatoes on her head. And while we re on the subject of the woman, her skin and eyes have been subtly changed to add dramatic effect. This was all done using image processing software. In fact over the coming pages we'll show you how it can be done using our cover disk, along with many other tricks, tips and techniques to allow you to create your own digital illusions.
ImagefX Oow it’s time to get in on the world of image processing yourself.
Below you’ll find a guide to the buttons on the ImageFX control panel and over the page you'll find even more details on our exclusive cover disk.
The program works in a very simple manner, so creating those high tech effects is child's play.
After loading it you'll be presented with a control panel along the bottom of the screen, from which you can access all of the features of ImageFX. The top two thirds of the screen show a preview of the image currently being worked on.
This preview is a quick approximation of the real picture. It allows the program to show changes made to the picture more quickly, rather than forcing you to wait for slow screen redraws.
ImageFX stores its pictures as 24-bit colour images, which is why it can take a while to process and display them. The real, high resolution, full colour image is hidden from view, stored internally. If you wish to see the real image you can 'render' it using a chosen screen mode.
The program can also have multiple images open at once, each held in it's own buffer - assuming you have enough memory.
While paint packages such as Dpaint also have separate buffers they are only used as temporary storage while you cut and paste between them. With ImageFX however you can mix. Blend, and combine these buffers to create complex compositions and visual effects.
When you first load the cover disk you'll see the control panel and a black area above it. No image has yet been loaded, so there’s no image data to work on.
Now load the space man image by clicking on the Load button on the right hand side of the control panel. You'll be prompted to swap disks. Having done so click on the file labelled 'spaceman.iff’. This will now load.
Now you can try out some of the effects, have fun.
Freehand Liae'THI: To draw a freehand liae click an the left of the button aad drag the moose around the drawing area, a line will bad right of the battaa aad repeating the process will draw a line and then fill the area sanoaaded hy the liae. Double clicking on the right af the hetton will bring ap a requester allowing you to set (he Rectangle: Either empty or filed rectangles caa he drawn with this tool. Click on the left of the button for empty rectangles, oa the right for the filled version.
New drag a rectangle oat oa the aiy area. Holding down the key while dragging will force a square to he drawn. Holding down the Control key wil limit the rectangle to use the aspect Polygon: Dram a polygon, which can be empty nr filled. Chase either a filed or unfilled polygon operation. Move the mouse pointer to the drawing area and click the mouse button where you want the polygon to start Without releasing the button drag the mouse to the second point Release the battaa aad move the mouse aroaad pressing the mouse button to draw a new comer. To dose it move the mouse to the starting point
aad press the mouse button.
Load ImageFX caa land pictures ia various formats. Oo the floppy disk versiaa bora only IFF aad GIF file formats are supported. Oa the hard drive ver- sioa numerous other types are provided. This is al dene automatically. Unless it doesa’t recognise the file type aad ia im'ltHWIa with a file requester.
A Is it the Thing, nr is it Tnny Horgaa. CU Amiga Reviews Ed? Here is a classic bit of image mMipolatioo. He took two phatos. Oat of Tony Horgaa aad aao Irom the classic tls film. The Thing. The pictare ef Tony first had Ji * changed Irom the coloar saap tahen with a normal camera ta black and white (asiag the tools under the Cefear batten). Next his head was copied hem the original aad resized (asing the Sirs controls) to fit the scale el his adopted body aad atber banians ia the pictare. Finely his bead was positioned and placed ever We head af the original actnr as a brash. Without looking
dasoly at tho picture yaa'd probably never notice Wat Tony wasn't really there. Jast a qaick example af tha power ol ImageFX.
Swap id.
Brash Scissors Magic Scissors: Allows a selection of the picture to be copied aid patted elsewhere. This is aa immensely powerful feature and is covered to enter test and pesitiea it using the peiatec le Bot-atp Size | Ei Iter Ef fleet 1 Book a Bn xij .1 Filter: A great collection ol effects lor improving scanned pictures and OTP arnphics. Yaa cm remove lutatad pixels, anti-alias aadimittha anmberof Scanner Palette j Toolbox Bender Toolbox: I averts hack ta the normal [Mini pinal fapli). T roa Mil On the previous pages we've looked at the main features of the program, now it's time to
take a more detailed look at some of these and reveal some tricks of the trade.
Drawing Tools Double clicking on any of the drawing tools will bring up a Drawing Options requester.
At the top of the requester is a cycle gadget.
By clicking on this you can move through a series of choices. These determine how the 'ink' will be laid onto the image. These include matte, which is the standard drawing mode, rub through which replaces the selected areas of the image with parts of the swap screen, lighten darken which lightens or darkens the paint area (by the amount set by the blend slider) and trace through which draws onto the swap buffer as you draw on the main image, without altering the main image itself - ideal for tracing images when preparing complex cut and paste operations.
The Blend slider controls how much the edges of the drawn area will be smoothed into the main picture, so you can limit the harsh edges of draw operations. The Edge selector specifies how edges of drawn areas are treated. They can be anti-aliased, feather-in and feather-out. The Radius selector determines the area that the feather operation affects.
Area Selection We've already seen how ImageFX can apply a very wide range of powerful image processing effects to your pictures. But what happens if you only want to change part of the picture? You can select areas of the picture to change by surrounding them in a box, polygon, freehand drawn area, or even define an area by colour.
Each of these selection processes works just like its companion drawing mode. To pick the area to process double click on the button in the control panel labelled ‘Full’. This is the Region selector and 'Full' indicates that the entire picture is currently selected.
You'll be able to pick the type of selection method by clicking on this button. Rectangle, polygon, and freehand are all fairly obvious - simply draw around an area as if you were using the same-named drawing tool.
Flood works like the Fill tool. Click on an area of the picture and the program will work outwards in all directions selecting pixels that match the colour of the original pixel. But what about pixels that are very similar in colour, but not exactly the same? You can set the sensitivity of the Flood operation, which defines how close in colour neighbouring pixels have to be before being filled. To do this, double click on the Fill painting tool and change the slider marked Flood. Note, you'll need to change the Region selector to another option to do this, and then set it back to Flood.
If you select an area with the Flood feature and want to include another part of the picture as well, hold down the Alt key and click in another area. The new area will be added to the Flood selected area.
There is no limit to the number of times you can do this.
The other setting for the Region selector is Brush which limits the selected area to an area painted by a brush.
Spend time learning to use the Region selectors. They considerably increase the power of ImageFX and a good understanding of them is vital to get the most out of the program. In the picture on our cover. Region Select tools were used to select the whites of the eyes before changing them to a pure white, whilst the tomatoes were selected as an area of red. The colour was then changed to green.
To do this otherwise would have required hours repainting each area!
It's Magic!
Be Brush Scissors and Magic Scissors allow 'eas of the picture to be copied and pasted back onto other parts of the image. The cut-out area can also be used as a brush. You can also copy the brush to other buffers. To use this tool click on the Brush Scissors icon and then click on one f the drawing tools. Now draw as you normally
• would. The area will be copied. When you now draw, not using
the Scissors tool, copies of the brush will be used instead of
normal ink.
The magic part of the Scissors function is available by double clicking on the icon. When doing so a small 'M' appears in the icon. In this mode only parts of the area copied from the picture that contain the foreground colour will be transferred to the brush, not the background colours.
To delete the current brush press the full stop key.
Hot tips!
Cut It!
When you cut out heads or areas with lots of detail around the edges lt wil a,ways be d'ff'cult to perfect- %j|p| f ly cut around every nook and cranny
- particularly were hair is involved.
But there's a neat trick to cover up the mistakes and general lack of detail at the edges. Double click on a drawing tool and select the Feather In mode for the edge. Now select a radius of around 3 pixels. Now when you cut your head out and paste it will be pasted with the edge detail delicately fading away, covering up the rough edges in a slight blur.
Crimewatch If you think image processing is just used in the big budget world of Hollywood think again. Normal TV programmes are now starting to use visual effects for all kinds of things.
Next time you watch a Crimewatch program and they show people being arrested or undercover cops in action, check out the pix- elisation effects used to cover up faces and car number plates.
This is possible in ImageFX using the Pixelise effect and selecting just the face or registration area of the picture.
Techno Colour Experiment with the colour manipulation tools. Image processing isn't just about distorting the position of pix- I HOT] - e*8 but a*so c°l°ur- Changing a picture's colour can ITIPI completely change its look. Mess around with the Colour and Balance settings in ImageFX, try out extreme ' values and you'll see how different colour changes can make a picture look.
Neon Lights To create a neon light type effect load an image and select Edge Detect under the Convolve tool. Next apply ; the Negative operator from the Colour options and ' finally apply a strong Sharpen function (also found under the Convolve button). This changes the picture to look like it's created from neon lights.
OT P A charcoal effect can be created in a similar way. Apply an edge detect to the picture. Next convert it to grey and finally apply a soft blur to the image.
Speed Up . Some of the image processing effects possible in JgSSStL ImageFX require huge amounts of intense calculations VHOT$ t° be carried out. For this reason on the slower Amigas Tipi - some of the Hooks and Effects can take a long time. If you are just trying an effect out or experimenting with possible effects, waiting several minutes or even hours to see a result only to instantly undo it can be very annoying. If you want to quickly try something out use the Region selector and try the effects out on just a small part of the image first. If you lik) it you can then apply it to the
whole picture. If you don't you havnn't waited too long.
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Cinemorph On the disk alongside the ImageFX icon you'll see an icon labelled CineMorph. With this you can take two images and create a series of in- between pictures that show the first picture transforming into the second.
A recent example of morphing is the Danny Baker soap adverts where he changes into a different presenter as he walks across the street.
Alternatively you can take one image and stretch or distort it creating a visual effect that would otherwise be too expensive or time consuming, if not impossible, to create.
We'll examine CineMorph in detail in a future issue, but for the time being here's a quick guide to let you try out the warping capabilities.
Load Cinemorph by double clicking on its icon. Now click on Load Image from the Cell menu and open the spaceman picture from cover disk 109.
Now click on the right hand window and open the image again. You'll now see two pictures of the spaceman side by side in the windows. Thjs antj then on the button labelled 25, the final image) and click on gener- Over the top of both pictures is a Flat when the requester appears. This ate. After a few minutes your warped grid of intersecting lines. These break sets how quic|,|y the changes will be picture will appear, the picture up into small squares. By made over the duration of the warp. By You've probably noticed that the dragging the lines around you can flattening the tweening out you
are pictures displayed in the two windows stretch or distort parts of the picture telling the program to apply all of the are greyscale pictures, not colour, under that square. If for instance you vvarp distortions in one go. Don't worry, the colour data is still had a picture of a face, by dragging Now drag around the intersection there, and the final picture if saved to out the squares around the mouth or points of the grid in the right hand disk will be in colour. The program eyes (as we've done with the picture window and then click on the Preview uses greyscale versions to speed up shown
here) you could stretch these Single option under the Morph menu. Display times, features of the face producing a dis- Another requester will appear asking torted look. Also under the Cell menu which frame you wish to preview. NOTE: To use CineMorph you'll need is the Edit Tweening function. Click on Move the slider to the far right (frame at least 4Mb of RAM.
Evolve with Convolve When you first use ImagaFX you'll probably try out a few of the Hooks and Effects and then try out Convolve
- that’s what we did. At first the things possible with Convolve
seem pretty dull compared to the Explode, Ripple and Pixelise
functions. While some of the Convolve operators can be very
useful they aren't exactly exciting.
However, there's more than meets the eye. Click on the Custom button of Convolve and you'll be presented with a requester. Now click on the Load button and up will pop a list of convolve operators. The custom button allows you to create your own convolve effects, which we'll cover in more detail In a future issue. But with the load button you can load a range of predefined convolve operators, many of which provide interesting not to mention useful effects.
Try them out, if you don't like it you can always undo them. As with colour it's also worth trying out several convolves one after another for combie effects.
Image FX ... The future You’ll now have a pretty good idea of how the ImagaFX cover disk works. However, there's a lot more to it.
Over coming months we'll be running comprehensive tutorials revealing the hidden secrets of this program, starting next month with a look at CinaMorph.
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This is a major upgrade of the program, it contains many additional features and it is just oozing with extra image processing capabilities and tools, many of which are similar to the best that Mac and PC programs offer.
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112. 1 Great games section for you this month, if I may say so.
The smart and unusual Pizza Tycoon heads up the reviews sec-
- a game I never actually sought would be converted, but you go
eh? It's nice to be roved wrong sometimes. In fact jsiness,
strategy and RPG is well latured this issue with Jltimate
Soccer lanager. High Seas Trader and Tower Of Souls as well.
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Pinball Illusions available and, better late than never,
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PREVIEWS
• Primal Rage ..36
• Super Street Fighter 2 37
• Coala ...39 !-• Lost Eden CD32
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• Colonization .....40 REVIEWS Pizza
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• Tower of Souls .52 KHH • Exile
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• Bloodnet I Primal Rag ¦ Due for release: Autumn 1995 ¦
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive © 01604 602800 Don't get
even, get mad. If big apes or dinosaurs have been threatening
you recently you probably need to develop some Primal Rage
which, funnily enough, is what Probe are endeavouring to do ...
Oot satisfied with beating up American teenagers in red
karate pyjamas? Had enough of mutants ripping and slashing each
other apart? How about setting a couple of prehistoric ani
mals against each other then?
Primal Rage. Atari's most successful recent coin-op has been around for a nearly a year now and is due for conversion to almost every computer and console format in existence.
Apart from the use of primates and reptiles instead of humans or humanoids, Primal Rage has gained praise for they way these characters were actually generated. This was done using stop frame animation of real models, superimposed over a nifty scrolling background.
Luckily the techniques used were more advanced than Godzilla, and involved a crew of 30, which included Hollywood credited animation experts, working on creating the models and then painstakingly animating them. All of this has resulted in a coin-op that weighs in at over 32Mb.
And this is where Probe come in. As the company which converted Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2. Probe have become experts at compacting massive arcade hits into small disk packages arid multi-button control into successful single button joystick control But how do they intend to make the game playable without 32Mb of ROM?
We tried to talk to producer Robert O’Farrell B.A.R.G. (the initials apparently refer to a degree from the University Of Life or something, but this was not made clear to us) to find out, but he was away from their Croydon offices collecting a Golden Joystick Award (the games industry's Oscars) for Probe m recognition for their work. James Stewart, assistant producer, black and white movie actor and Amiga fan was on hand and sober enough to answer all our questions though.
CU: Who is currently working on the game?
JS: You have the majority of the team responsible for MK 6II to blame for this one. The only difference being that we are using the graphic artist responsible for the (Sega Megadrive) Genesis version of Primal.
CU: Are Probe doing much on Amiga at the moment?
JS: The only Amiga games we seem to be doing are conversions from console based systems. At the moment there is P nothing in the pipeline apart from I Primal Rage, but with the film licences and coin-ops that are developing this year, there may I be a chance that a new Amiga title will emerge. Roll on the next coin-op conversion!
CU: What do you really think of | the Amiga?
JS: Having grown up with the machine I can't help feeling a kind of fondness for it.
Unfortunately, I have to say that Super Fighter II ¦ OFR:June ¦ Publisher:US Gold D 0121 625 3366 console technology has st beaten the poor machine he software graveyard.
CU: What do you think of the the Escom news and, if it's now been outdated what lies ahead for the Amiga?
JS: I don't know much about :om‘s takeover, all I can say is that they are a large German pany with loads of cash so it has to be good for Commodore and the Amiga in general Unless a new machine is built to compete directly with the likes of Sony's PSX and Sega’s Saturn, and built quickly. I feel the Amiga's days may be numbered.
CU: Why was Probe chosen by Time Warner Interactive to convert Primal Rage1 JS: Why not pick the best?
CU: Don't get shirty. Just how easy is it to go about converting an arcade game to computer or console?
JS: I could waffle on about this for ages, but I won’t bore your readers. Conversions are less time consuming that original games as the basic artwork, code and music has already been done for you. All that is needed is a team to convert the original data into a format that is compatible with the system and reduce it to a manageable size. The ability to do this well is something that Probe has been renowned for over the years.
CU: Which formats are the hard- I est to convert for?
JS: Strangely enough you would have thought that the new systems would be the hardest to convert, however this is by no means true. The Genesis is proving the hardest because it is having to be written as a line by line arcade conversion, whereas all the others are using compilers or are being re-written using our own genius (for handheld versions). Fitting the game into a 24 megabit (about 3Mb) cartridge is proving to be a lot harder than we previously imagined but we are getting there. The Amiga version is being sourced directly from the Genesis, so arcade perfection is almost
guaranteed.
CU: What will be the major differences. If any, between the Genesis and Amiga version and the arcade game?
JS: The hardest part (of losing around 28Mb (!!!) In converting the game] is to keep the fluidness of the arcade. In the arcade approximately 900 frames of animation are used per character In the Megadrive we have reduced this to 250 frames. We have reduced the amount of colours used from 64 per sprite in the arcade to eight in the Megadrive.
We have also reduced the amount of samples and sound effects and used out latest compression techniques to squeeze it all together. The result will hopefully be the fluidity of the arcade with gameplay to match.
CU: Will the Amiga version be as fast as the Genesis version it is ported from?
JS: It better do or I will want to know why!
CU OK. That's all for now thanks. Next month I'll be back with more probing (geddit?)
Questions like, “how the hell are you going to get all the special moves to work with a single button joystick?" Hello? James, are you still there? ¦ Alan Dykes asses o' grown men are gening desperate lor the Amiga release date of this most successful coin op of all time. It's nothing do with the fact that Cammy (Kyfie's bid for movie stardom) might spend a lot of time showing off her bottom. No, they're getting ready to throw their social lives away and settle down to some serious fighting.
And who could blame them? Freestyle Software, headed up by Kevin Norburn (ex Gremlin Graphics and Core Design) have spent nine months on this conversion and seem pretty confident that it will be every bit as good as its console cousins.
Having previously worked on Pitfall - The Mayan Adventure and a series of Mega Man games, this Sheffield based company has devoted special attention to making sure that the speed will match the original.
They say that a slight reduction in the size of the character graphics and a special storage system will enable, for example, the A1200 game (SSFII is due for release on all Amigas) to run at a similar speed to the SNES version Allowances have also been made for one and two button joysticks to ensure easy access to all the moves.
There are some new faces too: Fei Long - Bruce Lee looka- like. T Hawk - butch Mexican character. DJ Maximum - a Jamaican heavyweight, and finally the Force's sweetheart - Cammy: the English rose who likes to play dirty.
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The other buring question is why the name Coala? It's a bit odd to have a cute furry animal's name as a title for a war game isn't. It's a joke. No really, I’m not being sarcastic. Bitfusion thought it would be a bit of a giggle and to add to the mystery and to make the game sound a bit harder' they dropped the letter 'k'. You guys, you kill me.
Coaia is Bitfusion's first venture into computer games. Previously, they concentrated on VR presentation software using their custom VR system 'Navigator', which has take to the skies and blast the hell out ol anything that crosses your path. So the burning question is will Coala offer anything else that TFX. Dawn Patrol and the like haven't done already? Bitfusion.
The Netherlands based company behind the game, say that Coala is more than just a flight sim. It's a "3D battlefield helicopter flight sim with a God element thrown in as well".
So what's the God bit about? You don't have to take part in the battles if you don’t want to. You can set up a conflict, and sit back while the two opponents sort it out amongst been used to create Coala.
Bitfusion's Michiel Den Outer is hopeful that Coala will prove better than games such as TFX and boasts that, unlike TFX.
Coala runs on non-AGA Amigas.
Disk swopping is minimal and there's a new tangled sighting system to make dogfights less fiddly and more playable All this remains to be seen in the review copy, so until then check out the piccies. ¦ Lisa Collins I Due for release: May '95 ¦ Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment © 0181 960 2255 floppy disk on any machine, PC, Mac or whatever, and if this encourages more CD-ROM development for the Amiga and CD32 then we'll be much better off in the long term. Well done Virgin for persevering with the project.
Mark Davies s CD-ROM comes of | age and developers r learn how to take advantage of its speed and memory, the games produced just get better and better The biggest criticism of beautifully rendered, all singing and dancing multimedia software has been that it's all show and no gameplay, and sooner or later these assets will have to be combined.
The only two games to really take advantage of the CD32 so far are Simon The Sorcerer and Microcosm, games that would have taken up more hard drive space than most Amiga owners have, with sampled speech and smooth, textured graphics. Well Cryo, the French team responsible for Dune 2 are peaceful dinosaurs.
And so to the clich6: a young prince sets out to save the world from the tyranny of the tyrann helped by a couple of strapping young pterodactyls.
The graphics, animation and speech sync have to be seen to be believed and the storyline and puzzles look very involving.
Most importantly though, this game, if properly ported, should show what can be achieved with CD-ROM, and only with that format. This game won't make it on to attempting to convert a PC developed game that will surely show the way forward for Amiga CD.
OK. The graphics have been created in PC 3D studio but the conversion process is going to stretch the CD32 (and the creative powers of the programmers! To the limit.
The basic story will sound familiar to anyone who has read the East Of Eden series of SciFi Fantasy books. It's all about an ancient race of humans who inhabit the same earth and have learned to get along together, until misguided humans start taking advantage of the dinosaurs, treating them as second class citizens and the like (hey. They're lizards after all). But an even bigger threat comes from the north: Tyranns.
Historically known as tyrannosaurus, equipped with powerful brains and nasty tempers are seeking to destroy both humankind and the other, more Sensible Golf Due For Release: May 1995 Publisher: Virgin Interactive Entertainment © 0181 960 2255 Omagine the war was over, ie you've completed Cannon Fodder 1 and 2. And good old Jools goes home to Spriteland tor ever Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, he gets a healthy war pension, which, along with selling his war memoirs 'Life and death at the point of a mouse cursor', sets him up for a life of leisure and ... golf.
Sensible Golf is a game for up to four human players or a combination of humans and computer generated characters. There are four computer opponent difficulty levels; easy, medium, hard and wicked, with four variations on play, including matchplay and skins and there are 25 courses.
But that's where the similarity between it and other golf games ends. Forget about your clubhouse and your Seve Ballesteros, your Scottish Open.
St. Andrews and Pebble Beach.
Say hello to Jools and John (those well known international golfers) and Saffron Walden municipal golf course.
Another world renowned course from the south of England, Sutton, is regularly visited by CU Amiga Magazine's Deputy Ad Manager Chris Perera, but according to him "... this isn't Sutton".
Where every other golf game (or sim as they like to be called) prides itself on accurate reproduction of every dip and curve, course foible and sand trap, Sensi Golf prides itself on being a bit more original. Most of the courses consist of vast tracts of sand with islands of fairway and dastardly water traps breaking up the map.
All of which contrives to make a humorous change from the standard, American slanted, PC derived game we’re used to.
The Characters are slightly larger than their Canon Fodder brethren, but still small enough to be a Sensi trademark. However, they are scaled up considerably once you get on to a green, where accuracy is of paramount importance and directional arrows show you the gradient, bumps and troughs which are likely to effect your shot.
Control is by joystick only, and after the appropriate club has been selected a speedometer style power dial appears which allows curve balls etc. Although it's non quite finished yet (it's been not quite finished for nearly six months now while SWOS and Cannon Fodder 2 got preferential treatment), the basic structure of the game has been proven to work.
Due out in May there's still work to be done in terms of gameplay but if Sensi can get it right it should prove very popular indeed. ¦ Alan Dykes ©e're megalomaniacs, we're megalomaniacs ... we've got four star con-n-tracts.... oh dear wrong lyrics, right sentiments. Yes.
You've guessed it Sid Meier's Colonization Due For Release: June Publisher: Microprose 0 01454 326532 PC classic Colonization is a cornin' to the Amiga. Propel yourself to a time somewhere between 1500-
1800. Somewhere in the Americas, grab yourself some settlers,
whip and beat them into doing your bidding (or gently
direct them, if you're a wimp) and you've got yourself a
colony.
That's the general gist of the idea behind the game - every power- monger's dream.
Sid Meier after much success such in the PC world and with classics such as Railroad Tycoon and Civilization under his belt has spent two two years perfecting Colonization. The control system will be similar to Civilization, where you move ships and colonies either over tiles of land or sea that are gradually revealed to the player.
However, MicroProse. Are keen to point out that the similarity stops there and that Colonization is NOT a sequel to Civilization, instead borrowing some of the ideas of its famous predecessor.
Colonization promises to be more exploration based.
You begin as a famous explorer who has to brave the elements and set off across uncharted land to build a colony.
There will be two setups in Colonization: one will have a geographically realistic game map and other will be randomly generated. You control either the British. French, Spanish, or Dutch in a bid to take over the New World and prevent the others from doing so.
All the usual colony building shenanigans such as trading and feuding will be in there, with lots more besides.
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FRFEOfirVEfiVinUK owr E40.VAT. Small I« 50.YAT) n ordas SHOPPER 1994 Awards NOMINATION BktAfto Sms Serwe Conquer the pizza world in Microprose's latest sim. But go easy on the anchovies OK?
Emporium management and starting off with an insignificant little number of shops on the quiet side of town, the not so simple aim is to create a fast food global empire to rival the likes of McDonalds and Burger King whilst running your competitors into the ground at the same time.
The game itself can be played in two ways. 'Free mode' doesn't have a specific aim and allows you to play as you wish for as long as you like in a similar style to Maxis' Sim games. 'Mission mode' presents a number of Cvs to choose from, with the aim being to relive that particular life as closely as possible.
Pizza Tycoon ¦ Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Microprose © 01454 326 532 ©rikdy, Microprose in humourous game shocker. That's right, those purveyors of fine quality but oh so serious sims have produced, well, another sim, but managed to inject plenty of Theme Park style humour this time round. Pizza Tycoon deals with with all aspects of pizza A Diamond Trump is one of the best characters to pick as be has plenty of cash and good attribute ratings.
Choosing a country in which to start your empire is the first objective and Berlin in Germany is recommended foF beginners as the rents are comparatively cheap here.
Any property available can be rented or brought outright, but with the limited funds on offer at the start of the game you're most likely to end up renting a property on the cheaper outskirts of town. Whether you chose Berlin or not. Setting up the whole operation is an expensive business.
First things first First off the premises need to have flooring, furniture and most importantly one or more ovens with which to cook the pizzas. A range of customer pleasing extras such as Space Invaders machines are also available.
Products come in a number of price ranges and it's important to get the mix between cost and quality right. This is because the site of each restaurant will be in a particular catchment area. For instance, the centre of town is more likely to be populated with business types so if based there you might want to design a sleek modern-looking restaurant whereas a cosy look to attract the middle aged would be more suitable in the suburbs.
Once the fittings are complete I it's time to look at hiring some staff. Waiters or waitresses, man- I agers and of course chefs all need to be hired to keep everything running smoothly. The more staff you have the quicker the pizzas will hit the customers' tables but of course the more expense you will incur.
There's a range of staff to choose from and depending on how they perform you can raise or I lower their wages, send them on numerous and expensive training courses or simply sack them there I and then.
Your own character can be chosen from a number on offer, some of which are blessed with more cash than others. While it might seem obvious to pick the character with most money it isn't necessarily so.
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Making pizzas from scratch is a key part of the game. A menu book provides recipes for creating standard pizzas, but it is possible to enhance these or even create new masterpieces from scratch. Then it's over to the public to decide whether it's a hit or miss.
Starting off with a sensible base of tomato, garlic and three cheeses I went slightly avant garde with the addition of a raw chicken leg.
Q ia Aa aawapapat II a ptolaiiai aaaaaacaa Alt a ceitain lag radiant ia Paaparaas coatapaaacai Characters also have a range attributes and rich ones can unpopular for instance. This cost more in the long term as ipanies will try and charge re for contracts because they you have the capital to id. The best bet is to try and a character with average ibutes and finance or one who your playing style ftiblicity also plays an impor- it factor in drawing the cjowds lo your restaurant, especially in early days. Press, radio or ision campaigns can be con- :ed to try and spread the good about your
pizzas to as people as possible unately by the time you get stage funds will probably running low, so a quick trip to bank will be in order.
Any i Dodgy money He's a number of different nks to choose from but unlike el life most of them are happy ) chuck cash your way. The inter- ist rates aren't too extortionate her so keep an eye on the size f loans otherwise the repay- nts will become impossibly i to manage and ‘game over' iplete I beckon. Should things come really desperate then it's possible to borrow money from the shady characters of the underworld either outright or from getting paid for carrying out illegal tasks. As you can imagine these guys are not to be messed with and if you risk dabbling with the underworld then
it's likely that your competitors will too.
Thankfully it's not all bad news and if you find yourself well and truly in the black then pay off loans outright or invest the money for a guaranteed steady income.
Ise or i on ning there A lap ip cash mama ii ¦ |.ck mil lo t»« sal K i Hu |«i« to ply il lun 01 limt an ipan capital Other than staff and image, keeping an eye on market research and the newspapers is important for success. From time to time a respected professor might announce that a pizza ingredient is vital for dieting for instance and if one of your pizzas has that particular ingredient or you are quick enough to change your ingredients to make sure it has then you stand to make a killing. Equally there could be a health scare and if your pizzas contain the culprit ingredient it's
advisable to get rid of it quick or watch the business plummet.
Altering the pizza ingredients is a key part of the game.
A menu book is provided containing ingredients for the ideal Margherita pizza and the like but c these can be changed to create an even better eat. Pizzas can also be created from scratch and it's possible to create the most disgusting recipes as welt as new classics. New pizzas are tested on all walks of life from school kids to businessmen and they award an overall rating for taste and value. Get a good percentage and you're on to a winner.
I lbdng bus ana pleasure Like Theme Park, Pizza Tycoon blends the statistic heavy business action with some comedic touches to great effect The characters and situations in the game are at best strange and at worst downright weird. But unlike On the Ball, gameplay is never hampered by these events but rather enhanced.
Ignoring the horrendous loading times from floppy, my main criticism with the game is that you're limited to making pizzas Surely even the most shabby of pizza parlours dabble with the likes of lasagne and deserts.
Creating new ice cream flavours is something I'd definitely like to try! It would be nice to be able to get involved in the pizza home delivery service too. Judging by the amount of junk mail pizza adverts that get shovelled through my door on a daily basis, this is obviously a fiercely competitive side of the pizza market and would be well worthy of a data disk addition in the future. The fact that you can create your own CV or try out the preset missions gives the game plenty of lastabili- ty. As does conducting various shady deals with the underworld.
And having restaurant managers takes out the tedium of keeping check on stock and the like. Overall, Pizza Tycoon is a vastly enjoyable game and assuming you have a hard or external drive is well worth the dough. ¦ 4BBSF Rik Skews Of football management games were solely about sttategy and statistics then we would be on to a winner here. And no one is more experienced in strategy field than our old friend Impressions, hence the inclusion of a business game option in Ultimate Soccer Manager. This, along with match rigging, bungs and general shady dealing are its main gameplay-related
unique selling points.
You can play the game as either a straightforward train 'em, buy 'em. Pay 'em and position 'em simulation, keeping your players happy and developing their skills, or you can add in the additional headaches and mighty challenges of building a proper first division style business Ultimate Soccer Manager ¦ Price: £34.99 ¦ Publisher: Impressions ® 0171 372 7435 Football management games. Train spotting more like. How can you get enjoyment out of poncing around with a team's structure and finance? Where's the thrill?
Empire, with sponsorship etc. This business game continues in the background whether you select the option or not. It just isn't handled with flair. This may not be a disadvantage at first. You will never make wads of cash with your assistant manager in charge, but you could lose some if you take over the reins before you really know what the game is all about.
Yqovil for the winners cup Ultimate starts off with a choice of teams from the premiership, first, second, third and conference divisions. You can edit the stats of the players on the teams you pick, but this is cheating: this way you could take Yeovil Town or Woking, bottom of the confer- _ ence tables, change their player stats to 99 in all areas and win.
Win. Win. Hal No need to spend any money buying in players when yours are better than the Premier division's! Selling them will eventually realise a fortune too.
However, things are not all rosy if you take this option from the start. As your players perform well, their value increases and the lure of a top division club may get too much for them. Once their skill has been proved in the first season. You will have to regularly re-negotiate contracts and pay them much more than mi Rm you really should have to. Even then they might get a bung or a better offer elsewhere, and you'll lose out at a transfer tribunal ruling octhrough retirement.
The difficulty level is selected by how much money you start off with. This can be anything from £250.000 to £5M.
Depending on how skilled you become. Although £250,000 sounds like a lot of money, when you scan the transfer market you won’t find many decent players for much under this. Also, the minimum amount for upgrading the terraces is £250.000. Following this is the option screen which, among other things, allows you to turn the management game and match rigging on or off. Next you'll see a disclaimer screen. You see, all this bunging and rigging might not please the real life managers and players referred to in Ultimate Soccer Manager.
Because most of them would never dream of engaging in this sort of thing. Oh no.
3P isoipetric viewpoint The game consists of six main zones, each of which has its own separate sub-screens. The opening screen is a 3D isometric view of the grounds and the surrounding area. Using this you can click on any of the five other areas immediately available: the bank, the playing field, the training ground, the manager's office and the chairman's office.
As usual the manager's office is the centre of the action. It contains a filing cabinet, fax machine, telephone, a notice board and a desk, upon which you will find a newspaper after most matches The filing cabinet has four drawers, the top one lets you see the status, stats and pay of your I players. The second lets you see the state of the club in historical I terms. The third is a record of how well you as a manager are doing and the fourth is a miscella- I neous drawer with various statis- tics about the chairman's confidence, fan's confidence etc. I The fax machine is where you I
arrange friendlies. Look at the transfer lists, buy and sell players I and receive bills (or in some cases get nice things like tax rebates). The phone is for your more shady dealings: rigging matches, betting on the outcome I and offering bungs.
In terms of transfers you will 1 find it impossible to get a top division player to move to the lower echelons, even if you offer I dodgy bungs. The only way they will move is if they are dissatis- I tied, but you run the risk of losing them again unless you pay them enough.
On the subject of bungs and match rigging, to try this you'll need wads of cash ... and luck, cos the old football authorities frown on this sort of thing. If you offer a bung more than four or five times without succeeding you could get investigated and fired.
That's the end of the game by the way, so it's a good job there are ten save game slots.
Here From ihe main isometric screen you can click on any of the shops.
Right-hand side has a pause button, an instant replay button, a speed button and a 'subs' button. Before you start play there is the option of getting an instant result, but if you decide to watch the match right through.the speed button will allow you to move faster by a factor of up to eight.
By clicking on the pause button and then on a player you get to have limited control over and restaurants you've built their actions by ordering them to aftca. Clicking m the fax maclMie elicits a ear splitting, aaaayiag digital fax sample. Great rid of iiwaatad gaasts.
Adjust the prices that are play up, back, right, left and in the charged. With the business case of defenders, man-to-man.
On you will have to offer By pressing the 'subs' button you le more than just a good will have the opportunity to either iaining game, you need to substitute a player or change for- their tummies full and give mation and style of play, good value for money in _ souvenirs. This merits con- GonClllSIOn t attention because people Ultimate Soccer Manager does pay much more for souvenirs not quite live up to its name, refreshments when a cup or Ultimate Soccer Strategist might ~ean fixture is at your have been a better choice, nds than for a normal Ascon's On The Ball series tie game. Remains top
of the management ' ilding pubs, shops and new pile, largely because of its gen- s costs money and this can uine footy atmosphere, whereas tained by getting sponsor- Ultimate is a worthy strategy and and advertising. Here the statistics game that really just ¦tant manager will help out by happens to be about football. To up hoardings as soon as get the most from it you really do become free. Unfortunately have to play the full business s not very business orientated, game and it takes a while to get you're better off switching him into the swing of things. The play- and choosing them yourself.
Er interface is good, the graphics The players are rated from 1- are good and it's addictive. It's in seven categories; keeping. Just not brilliant. More for strategy ling, passing, shooting, pace, fans than pure football ones. ¦ ss, and age with the best Alan Dykes ers naturally hav- the best shooting :ty and the best lenders having the t tackling ability, not only effects ss. It also deterges the player's Tity to improve his likelihood pf retirement.
Expensive trainers ? El the end of the game. Oh the shame! Newspaper reports are liter- can hire trainers in ,ni, “I*1*le'“"“* st of the above s. Though you're only allowed coaches so you may need to them as better ones become lable. Coaches are attracted high pay and successful ms. The interface for selecting the m and formation is easy to
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The plot centres around the player's father who was ruthlessly treated by a vicious earl and ended up dying penniless and miserable. Therefore part of the aim in High Seas Trader is to regain your father's lost honour and through the accumulation of wealth and stature return yourself to your rightful position in society as a viscount.
High Seas Trader ¦ Price: £34.99 ¦ Publisher: Impressions £ 0171 351 2133 Swashbuckling action ahoy as Impressions take to the seas with their latest strategy sim.
Accumulating wealth is a difficult process when the game begins. Starting off at your home port, you begin with a small amount of gold coins but these quickly disappear as soldiers, sailors and apprentices need to be hired to man the different sections of your ship. Apprentices are cheap but their skill level isn't high, while soldiers are skilled professionals who demand high wages. Not paying wages will severely dampen the crew's morale. The crew also require provisions to keep them alive while travelling from port to port and this depletes your cash reserves further. As does the need to
purchase weapons, both handheld and cannon shot, in order to warn off the pirate menace.
Thick sailors Complex sea battles, either against a foreign enemy or pirates are possible, but not that common. It's best to avoid battle until you have a crew large enough to man the cannons properly and form a boarding crew if necessary It also A Pill ftm craw rat fw aak rt'i tlwa la like ¦ leaf walk a* a akaft alaak helps il you pack more of a fhreat by having a larger boat complete with more cannons.
Sadly upgrading your boat remains a dream for the first few ’years’ of game time.
The ports around the world vary in size from outpost to city, with smaller ports generally not having as much to offer in the way of charts, supplies and labour compared to the larger settlements. However all ports feature a tavern, charthouse, bank and dock and it’s in these buildings where you’ll spend most of your time when not at sea Unsurprisingly the tavern is a good place to build up the morale of your crew by filling them with alcohol, but you'll also find plenty of new recruits, often with better skills than those currently employed. The bartender is a good source of gossip and it's
wise to take note of his information regarding which goods are in demand, as well as current political allegiances. Enemy ports won't allow you to dock so you don't want to waste months travelling somewhere only to find they won't let you in. Beware though, because the bartender s information may not always be up to date.
Risk in having them aboard after leaving the security of a port.
Once you've begun to accumulate some wealth, various dealers will appear in the tavern peddling paintings and iewels amongst other treasures These items are expensive but are essential to progress through the higher ranks of the merchant's guild, as well as increasing your nobility rating.
Building your own estate When the serious money starts rolling in it's time to buy an estate. Three sizes are available ' and each has space for increasing amounts of treasure. Estates are another good way of advancing your status in society. Buying a larger vessel or indeed changing it to a warship also becomes Some taverns also harbour people seeking passage. Charity cases are common and helping these people will boost your honour rating. Many of those seeking passage are spies, escaped prisoners or smugglers and while they might pay well up front. A M m|l ... „ „ ,M there S a
considerable a loi.tta, craw kalan ya« eater into kattle most profitable goods but if a port comes under siege or a country is at war, then basic essentials like grain can increase in value tremendously. High Seas Trader makes you realise the scale of man's achievements. Having to brave the fierce journey round Cape Horn, where the crew continually come perilously close to mutiny makes you realise how fortunate ships are today to be able to use the Suez Canal for instance.
I Conclusion High Seas Trader is a fine strategy game that relies on its engrossing content and theme rather than audiovisual thrills.
And a good job too because the graphics and the sound in particular are very average and purely functional. The game takes a long while to get into though and I imagine this will put a lot of people off, as will the occasionally unresponsive controls.
Watching the boat travel from port to port on the course setting screen also gets boring, particularly on journeys with a lot of waypoints but maybe this is supposed to give an idea of how large the world is. It would have been better if travel between ports was instantaneous.
I don't want to dwell on the negative points though, because High Seas Trader has plenty to offer. Studying the markets for trends and then making a killing is vastly satisfying as is watching an enemy boat sink beneath the waves.
Although slow moving at times High Seas Trader is surprisingly action packed for a simulation and will probably appeal most to those who like busy simulations such as Dune 2. And that's no bad thing. ¦ Rik Skews Pick ip die local fetsip fien the heiteedec II'1 eiweci ep to Cite ttaifh so Cel t believe everp- t he sets sible at this stage of the
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Before commencing a journey visit the charthouse to purchase trade maps, as well as to hire a tlmsman to take charge of the more difficult aspects of sailing.
The market also needs to be visited in order to stock up on goods to trade. This is where the main skill in playing High Seas Trader nes in. The trick is to buy the goods cheap and sell them for a vast profit.
Sadly it's not that easy and the ports where you can sell goods for just such a profit tend to be a long way from where you are situated. In turn this requires more food and drink as well as replacement parts as your ship invariably suffers wear and tear on long journeys. All this will severely eat profit so it's a question of balancing profit with distance.
Keeping an eye out for surges in demand is a sure fire way of making a quick buck but the problem here is getting anywhere fast enough to capitalise on it. This is the 17th century remember and unfortunately ships aren't exactly the quickest method of transport ever devised. Quite often you reach a destination with a full cargo only to find that the demand has just been satisfied by another trader and consequently the profit margin will be down. As a rule arms and opium are the HIGH SEAS TRADER £34.99 ¦ workbench version..... ¦ lumber of disks.
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On the land of Chaybore things had been sweeter than the smell of fresh flowers dancing happily in the spring breeze. I say had, because the crystals which protected the people of Chaybore have been taken by Baalhathrok - an evil demon.
Using the crystals as a focus for his power, Baalhathrok opened a portal to his own dimension and built a fortress. The citizens of Chaybore began to struggle for survival as the fortress' pumps sucked the goodness from the land. Things weren't looking good then and the people of Chaybore could see no hope for the future.
They hadn't counted on Treeac however. Found by a hill farmer one night, the baby Treeac was the future saviour of Chaybore, as foreseen by Maylor. The prophet.
Enough, enough! The plot is the standard RPG fare then and you can probably guess the rest of the story, even if you don’t torture yourself by reading through page after page of the seemingly never ending intro. So as Treeac it's down to you to both I destroy the life sucking pumps in Baalhathrok's fortress (with the magic sword given to Treeac by I the hill farmer), as well as finding and returning the missing crystals of Chaybore. Treeac can be played as either a out and | out wizard or warrior, or more commonly a mixture of the two Mixing the skills is a simple matter of moving sliding
bars one way or t'other, as in Gremlin Interactive's Legacy of Sorasil for instance. Seven levels and a total of 125 map areas must be traversed, but the viewpoint is isometric rather than first person as in the majority of RPGs. This gives the game a similar look and feel to the Heimdall series, but although good the graphics aren't in the same league as Core Design's classics.
The seven crystals must be collected in order and once this is done Treeac can enter Baalhathrok's lair and finish off the demon once and for all. As well as the magic sword there are 32 different spells available, each of which has five strengths and these can be cast at one of three levels. At the lowest level a spell can only be cast within an area in reach while at the highest level everything that covers even a distant area will be hit. An alchemy screen allows herbs, fungi and the like collected during Treeac's travels to be mixed together to help create the full range of spells
available.
Choose your weapons Combat weapons can be found, some of which are much stronger than others, and with all the usual cronies which inhabit these mystical lands, thankfully armour can be found lying around too. Find and search some of the many hidden rooms if you want to discover the best equipment on offer in the game. Other than the numerous enemies, puzzles and locked doors do their best to slow you down. Some puzzles are very brain draining, but a rather nitty lockpicking feature makes battling your way past any lock gratifying.
Tower of Souls ¦ Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Black Legend © 01438 840004 At the € the day end of As RPGs go Tower of Souls is easy to get to grips with. The control system deserves special praise. No longer do you have to click on a grid or direction icon to move. Strolling around the play area is simply a case of moving the mouse to wherever you want Treeac to move to. Place the cursor over Treeac and he'll stop.
Combat is initiated by moving the cursor over the character you wish to fight and clicking on the left mouse button. Other controls are handled by clicking on the right mouse button and moving the hand cursor to the icons displayed across the bottom of the screen.
Sadly the gameplay is not so praiseworthy, but this is more of a reflection on a tired genre rather than the game itself. Even so fighting is a rather hack and slash affair, with not enough of the strategy or turn based action found in the majority of RPGs, while the puzzles are the bland 'the route's blocked so find the hidden doorway' variety. The isometric display can also prove confusing at times. Despite some novel ideas like the control system and the alchemy screens Tower of Souls feels lacklustre If you're a D6D fiend then you'll probably get a few week's fun out of this but if not
take Celine Dion's advice and think twice' before purchasing. Ho ho. ¦ Rik Skews TOWER OF SOULS £29.99 ?
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Can Soccer Superstars even make a mark on Sensi's seemingly impenetrable shell?
The quick answer is no. The long answer is that this game is so mind numbingly bad that it should be sent to fester in the bottomless pits of hell for all eternity.
Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Flair © 01661 860 260 Soccer Superstars is an arcade football game that takes the 'grandstand view' perspective. It starts all off rather poorly with a C64 style Martin Galway rip off tune, which becomes more unpleasant to the eardrums than the Eurovision Song Contest played over the top of Phil Collins' "Another day in Paradise".
Before you even pick your team, you have to choose what formation you want to play in. You stick with the same formation throughout the entire season as the select option is only available on the main menu. Playing an entire season with the same players and formation is pretty sad There is supposed to be a mythical management menu but I for one couldn't find it.
The game itself is, in my opinion, the worst footy sim ever on the Amiga. For example, games like Manchester United - The Double are fun because of their neatly sized sprites and overall playability. This game has huge sprites and has almost no game- play options at all.
Also, the players look, run and play about as well as Mr Bean.
They're sluggish, unresponsive and act as if they've never seen a football in their lives. Most football games have some degree of intelligent passing, but all you can do here is kick the ball in a straight line.
When chasing the player with the ball, it would be logical for the A tka tciUlk laaai leap hr jar lalapalhicatlr computer to select the player nearest to the action, instead control seems to switch between members of the team almost at random. As you can imagine, stringing together a fluid set of moves is near impossible. With so many other decent footy games to choose from. I can't recommend this to anyone.
SLW Exile A1200 Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Audiogenic © 0181 424 2244 Originally released some five years ago. Exile is now regarded as something of a classic. I really dread going back to these forgotten gems, as more often than not they end up looking severely dated and offer nothing but disappointment.
Thankfully Exile A1200 has been dressed in a shiny new AGA coat so it doesn't disappoint in the presentation stakes.
More importantly the gameplay still stands up, despite remaining largely unchanged. It's an adventure game which casts yourself as the jetpack clad adventuring hero flying around one level.
That's right, just the one. But don't worry because this level covers an area the Roman Empire would have been proud of. It's made more manageable by a handy teleport system which allows you to revisit places already explored, and the ability to save to RAM or disk whenever desired. Which is handy if you're about to go into a tricky spot.
The plot is the usual nonsense about rescuing a group of soldiers captured by yet another crazed space psychopath. This translates into gameplay which combines arcade style blasting with Dizzy style ‘pick one object up, drop it off elsewhere' puzzles that were so common in late 80s arcade puzzlers.
To succeed you're going to need to get the hang of that jet- pack. Thankfully it has an unlimited fuel supply, but is very responsive and no doubt you'll spend the first few games trying not to smack your head into a wall Actually that's a lie because doing just that is great fun) Rather unusually for this style of game it's nigh on impossible to die thanks to a life line which quickly regenerates and because there's no time limit in which to complete the game.
Those of you who prefer nail biting blasting action might be a little disappointed as it’s easy to find a quiet spot and let your health regenerate Playing Exile is a breath of fresh air. This is a game that relies on logical puzzles and atmosphere rather than the hyped up mega tension of modern arcade games, or the obscurity of recent puzzlers.
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You must have just finished playing Whizz - Flair's latest isometric view platformer Let me explain. At first glance Whizz has all the makings of a great platform game.
The graphics are excellent, the levels are all very dreamlike and look like they could have stepped off the pages of a Lewis Caroll novel. Indeed Whizz himself could justifiably take part in an ID parade for the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.
However, after quite a few frustrating bouts of trying beat the clock, wrestle with the controls and having to start I_ from the beginning of the game AU*-tMk« every time you slip up. You begin tanyumi to wish you'd never set eyes on the damn thing.
It's a shame really. Whizz, a cute lovable bunny wabbit. Has the evil Ratty hot on his tail. So he's off running scared through the levels trying to escape the evil rodent Getting from one end of a level to another before you run out of time or energy can be a tricky business. There are puzzles to solve, creatures to avoid, rockets to set off (four for an extra life), flags, gems and various pickups to collect UFO I enemy unknown I Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Microprose © 01454 326 532 Tthl no. Rtoryrpl
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This is unfortunate as Whizz could have been a decent game. The graphics are great and the sound is OK. But the annoying control system and the need to return back to the start every rime has prevented it from getting a much higher mark. ¦ Lisa Collins ©hat? Hasn't UFO been kicking around for quite a while now?
Yes it has but before now only A1200 and A4000 owners had the privilege of enjoying this high-scoring, isometric view action strategy game. Now Amiga owners everywhere can head up a team of brave warriors, the Xcom. Whose mission is to wipe out all the evil nasty alien scum trying to take over the planet.
F IE Starting off with one base, some weaponry and an eight-man crew you eventually build up a global network of bases.
I vtli'iB G3 as oa e=3 tnr- where you can hire more men. Research and develop bigger and better weaponry and generally get yourself well prepared for a bit of one-on-one combat with the green slimey ones (we all know aliens are green, don't we?).
A Piet «.l an SHI *«• m Miuuufiw bn Combat takes two forms: air combat and ground battle. Air combat is the initial form of contact with the enemy Once you've successfully managed to make the UFO crash over land, not water, you can then send your team in to investigate the wreckage.
Checking out the debris leads into ground combat, which is a chess like scenario where you move your men strategically and then wait while your opponent does likewise.
The turn taking system can be irritating because the enemy takes longer to make each move as the game goes on. This was one of the criticisms levelled at the earlier 1 game and this isn't any different. Also, in this version the graphics are a bit blocky in places and the amount of disk swopping and waiting time can get a bit tedious.
Those niggles aside. UFO is still a great game, so if you fancied the original version, but didn't have an AGA Amiga, now's your chance.
If you've never played UFO but would like an action strategy game, like Laser Squad or Sabre Team, that will keep you engrossed for hours on end, then UFO is well worth a look.
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Syndicate Ot's about time too.
Syndicate has been available on standard Amigas for nearly two years now; so long that we had actually forgotten that there was no CD32 version. However.
Bullfrog's omission came as a welcome break from routine here in the office, because sometimes, when a game is re-released, it creates more interest than some of the new games we have in. And so we had to lock it away, just in case it went missing before it could be reviewed.
¦ Price: £34.99 ¦ Publisher: Mindscape ©0144 246333 For CD32 owners who haven't seen this classic on other machines, let me give you a brief run through of what it’s all about. Basically you are in charge of a group of assassins who operate on behalf of a 'company' or syndicate, a post apocalyptic semi-criminal business giant that seeks to run the world with the aid of advertising and coercion. There are up to four members in your team of cyborgs, and you can equip them with a variety of weapons, a scanner and numerous other miscellaneous items like ID cards. The missions are all about
either assassination or kidnapping, or both, and it doesn't really matter who gets in your way. As long as you achieve corporate objectives.
You enter each mission via a world map which shows the domination of your corporation, a mission briefing screen and an equipping screen. The equipping screen allows you to buy weapons and other devices, research new technology and modify your cyborgs with faster and stronger limbs, armour plated chest-pieces etc. The mission screen itself is divided in two. On the right- hand side is the playing screen which takes up about 70% of the total area. In it you see an isometric section of the city or village you are in and your agents, who are trench-coated and very suspicious looking. To the
right there is a scanner map, four boxes, each containing the stats on your troops and a weapon icon bar where you choose what to use and fire.
The interface is point and click, and Bullfrog have intelligently included a mouse routine for port two. You'll still need your joypad plugged in to port one though, to evacuate once you've completed a mission. Thing is though, if you don't have a mouse and don't want one you'll never get the most out of Syndicate - it's pretty difficult to play and enjoy just with the joypad.
Although the graphics are a tad grainy and glitchy through either TV or monitor (you really need an RGB output to make them acceptable), it's still clear what's going on once you've figured out what everyone looks like. Despite this, it's still one of my fave games, combining strategy with shoot 'em up action. Great. ¦ Alan Dykes CD32 Gamer Gold ¦ Price: £29.99 ¦ Publisher: Grandslam ©0181 680 7044 Nick Faldo Championship Golf Bump N Burn and Jetstrike Oh yes. Spring is here, Commodore has been saved and all's right with the world. Hold on a second, you're not smiling. Bit of a pessimist are
you? Too frightened to rush out and buy any software in case it's all been a dream. Well, here's an idea, ease yourself gently back into the swing of buying software and have a look at this compilation from Grandslam. You couldn't get a more diverse choice of software: it's got a racing game [Bump N Bum), a golf game (Nick Faldo Championship Golf) and an aircraft simulator Uetstrike).
Three games for less than a tenner each can't be all bad. Let's take a closer look. Nick Faldo, although not as good as PGA, is a reasonably OK golf game which despite slowish loading times is quite well designed with the novice golfer in mind. The CD32 version scored 83%. CU May '94.
Bump N Bum is a competent racing game which received a good score. 85%, in Jan 95.
Although not really offering anything new it does have enough lew els and tracks to keep you busy for a few hours and the chance to upgrade your car at the local shop.
Finally. Jetstrike is the lowest scoring of the bunch having only received 59% in October '94. It's a slightly older game and is a side on view scrolling flight sim.
The graphics are not really up to much and the rotational control method can be a bit hard to get to grips with.
So what you have are two reasonably good games and one that's not so good crammed onto one disk. So do you keep your money and buy one really good game that will last or do you go for a mixed bag of reasonable games at a low cost?
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The tables are very realistic, the scrolling ultra smooth and the timing of the lights and bumper collisions is just right. Although the music is'good the sound effects still lack atmosphere; this is something that hasn't changed in the CD version.
When it comes down to it though this game could have been made for the CD32. It works brilliant-1 ly on it and although there are those who disagree with me I’m
f. as 21st Century f claim. Pinball I Illusions IS then last
pinball game on | Amiga or CD32 then they'll have exited on a
very good note, indeed Easily the most polished ot [ the
Dreams and Fantasies series it brings us three tables, top
graphics and a couple ot panking good tunes, even though they
do sound like those Barclays Bank advertisements on telly.
The most innovative thing about this version is its high resolution full screen mode, where about 70% of the table is shown with minimum reduction in graphic detail. This allows very effective multi-ball play and can be toggled on or off easily by pressing right on the direction pad.
The controls make very good use of the CD32's joypad buttons: pause starts the game, green shoots the ball, red shakes the table vertically, the shoulder buttons shake it horizontally, yellow quits the table while left direction pad and the blue button control left and right paddles respectively The three tables are called Law N' Justice, Babewatch and Extreme Sports and each of them has three flippers.
Law N' Justice is based on police chases and jailbreaks, Babewatch involves attracting convinced that its joypad control is almost perfect, much better than the Amiga's keyboard control. That, allied to the immediacy of the CD format makes it a winner. Better than the Amiga version. Just. ¦ Alan Dykes IjMch ball
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yonks, longer than Syndicate - much longer The cracking
combination of American Football and Rollerball (70s movie
buffs and.James Caan admirers will know what I'm talking
about) made the Bitmaps' football alternative one of the most
playable and enjoyable arcade games of the 90s Imitators like
Brutal Sports Football just couldn't hope to match it.
A one or two player game, there are nine men on a team, and each can be modified in fitness and armour terms. Play takes place on a massive metal pitch, surrounded by walls with pick-up icons, floor distance markers and bonus slots. The basic object of the game is to score goals by throwing a golden metal ball at.
You've guessed it. The goal. Bonus points can also be scored by hitting various wall-mounted targets. The only way to stop the opposing team from doing this is to tackle its members, or thump them, or barge them, or kick them.
You can play a knockout game in a league or cup, or challenge a human opponent to the best of one three or five games. In league or cup games against the computer the opposing teams get progressively more difficult.Before entering each game a training screen appears where you can change and upgrade your team's armour, speed and and fitness.
The CD32 version has much improved graphics. The amount of detail and the colours for each team are a lot clearer than they were on the original Amiga version.
Thus it’s easier to see who is on your team and who the opposing player Is. Loading still takes a while and the frame rate hasn't been increased but it's still very playable.
Despite its age this is still a classic game, in the same way as Sensi Soccer is; a true piece of Bitmap genius. It was worth the wait. In fact if you've got the Amiga version it's probably still worth buying at £14.99 for the improved graphics and joypad control. You'll never regret spending money on a game as smooth and playable as this. ¦ Alan Dykes NG HICS
G. DTF VAMPYRA Adventu Helpline Universe and Hook My brother and
I are really stuck on Universe. We did the first part easily
and ended up in Gavric.
We've talked to the robot, been shot at by the lasers, talked to the lady using the door panel, found the car behind the building, but still don't know what to do. We also have a question about Hook.
Where do you find the eggs which you need to give to the lost boys to get some elastic?
Aron and Liam, whereabouts unknown.
In Universe, you must first use the arm computer on the car to make it safe to enter. Once inside you must insert the keycard into the slot on the left of the control panel. If you now use the console you will be asked for a code. At this point naughty software pirates come to a halt because the code that's needed is found in the instruction manual. Have I just ruined your day?
To get the eggs you seek in Hook, you must travel through the workshop and use the fitness equipment three times. Head for the Avenger and pick up the fishing net. Go to the Four Seasons and use the conch shell. If you're quick you can grab the eggs and give them to the guy in the workshop to get the elastic.
Personally I've solved the problem of missing elastic by not wearing any, but then that’s another story.
Ishar 3 In the superb game Ishar 3 I managed to find the Racoonman. I took the scroll he had and gave it to the wizard at the Timegate who told me to find the ingredients for a potion. The ingredients are Salamander Oil, Dried Mistletoe, Rat Brain and Kelonia Powder. I have found everything apart from the Kelonia Powder. Where do I find this powder?
P Beckett, Tyne and Wear.
Well it sounds to me as if you’ve got the makings of a first class witch’s brew there, but go easy on the dried mistletoe or else you will ruin the taste of the rat brain, yeuch. There is an inn called the Kelonia Tasters which is found along the southern ramparts of Rich Town. If you pop inside and have a listen you'll be able to pick up a pinch of the good stuff. Bon Appetit.
Simon the Sorcerer I can get to where you give the alien thing the stew, but I can't find the goblin's shopping list.
Please can you help?
Robert Barter, Exeter The ‘alien thing’ as you call it is the Gollum! Good heavens boy, if you were to take time out from watching Playschool you might be able to do a bit of reading and discover the books of the mighty author Tolkien. I must warn you however that his books are hobbit forming, so do take care. If you give the Gollum the stew he’ll give you his fishing rod. Use the rod in the river and you’ll get the magic ring. The elusive shopping list that you are looking for has been left under a stone just outside the entrance to the Goblin village. From the entrance of the dwarf mine,
exit by the upper left path and you'll arrive outside of a pair of doors. Pick up all the stones you can and you’ll find the list.
Legend of Kyrandia Pray help an old man out (Certainly. Which way did you come in? - Vampyra) I'm stuck at the very beginning of Legend of Kyrandia. I think I have all of the relevant pieces I need, but how do I get across the river in the cave? I have given the old man the saw. But he saws away at the tree to no avail. Please help.
A Caton, Northampton.
I do like helping out old men. They are much nicer than young men, because they are more appreciative - and they give you breakfast in the morning! I think your problem is caused by the fact that you are standing around watching the guy working instead of doing all of the things that must first be completed at your side of the bridge. Have you got the note from the workbench and the apple from inside the purple pot?
Take the note and show it to Bryn at the temple. Have you picked up a teardrop from the pool of Sorrow and used it to heal the Willow Tree? Have you repaired the altar using the purple marble which Merith has?
Finally you must take a purple rose to Bryn who will turn it into a silver rose (which is a smart trick if you can do it with pennies) and then place it on the repaired altar. I suspect you haven’t been too smart up to now, so I want you to concentrate from here on or you'll have me up all night.
Police Quest 3 On day four of Police Quest 3, Pat Morales tells me that we have to go to 300W Rose. I drive there on ? Ishar 3: a ¦iiture af many ingredients.
The map, but when I stop he say there is no reason to get out heri Wayne Thorose, Edgware.
You didn 7 say what else you had done on day four. To start with you must pick up the tracker device from the third floor. Take the chart from the glove compartment in the black and white car, then drive to court in a white car. Provided you filled in Form 900 correctly while on patrol you’ll win the case.
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The Hellfire Club Bloodnet Hello again tips fans and welcome to the Ml first instalment of CU Amiga Magazine's comprehensive solution to Gametek's I J Bloodnet, a bitingly great adventure game.
Electric Anarchy Go to the Hellfire club, talk to George Yatchisin and then put the TTCIearance Badge on Ransom Stark before finally going to the Cafe Voltaire Talk to Lenora Major and answer yes. Now go to the second room and talk to Oscar Nandez. Go to the Huston Matrix Rovers, get the patch cord and talk to Larry Owen. Enter the Net (while you’re journeying through Cyberspace a handy tip is to always try and talk to any data angel that you should meet there as most of them generally have some useful snippet of info). Find a FATS' and enter the code ’major'. Talk to Lenora Major then exit
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Go to Autonomy Dogs and talk to Sabaccatus St. Aubens.
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Talk to Chuck and answer Tackett's Lab At the start of the game the first thing to do is to take the neural implant plans that are lying around Tackett's Lab.
Then take the 4TB chip and use it in the Decking Unit.
From here go to the map screen and select Auntie Personnel. At Auntie Personnel | buy two white noise blasters and two sets of Kevlar Overalls. Give Ransom Stark one of the white noise blasters and a set of Kevlar Overalls. Done that? OK. Now go to the Abyss, recruit Ryma Fizz and give her the other white noise blaster and the spare set of Kevlar overalls.
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The Icon Robbers Studio Go to the Icon Robbers Studio. Here you should use the sommavapor with Ransom Stark before initiating a search and then getting every- thing. Go to the Kafka Conspiracy and talk to Coover Tristan, once more, and again answer yes. Go to Strongarb Tatic via the map screen.
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GET SERIOVS et Serious Ia INQ OVER THE EDGE Hmmm, I've got a strange warm feeling as I write this, for this Is not only my 12th issue of CU Amiga Magazine but, sadly, also my last.
From the July issue I'll be working on 's PC magazine, PC law. The reasons for this many, but boil down to isthing to do with large iunts of cash being waved general direction.
Rest assured however that CU niga Magazine will be in safe Is. Tony Horgan will take the mantle of Technical ’lord of everything Amiga, I'll still be making the odd irance, and of course the 1 team of writers will still i tasting and evaluating prod- s to the demanding stan- Is you've come to expect I wanted to go out with a bit [of a bang, and what an atomi- nlly earth shattering issue to i as my swansong.
I couldn't go without making Lire the Commodore situation was sorted once and for all so I | had a quick word with the llq- ators and told them to get I their act together (no really).
I You can read about the results | of this in the news pages.
Ing done this I set about ting the very latest products [In for review. These you'll find tured and tested over the [ next few pages.
There's two super fast new A1200 accelerators, the full In- depth review of OctaMED 6, a sneak preview of what could well be the hottest video product of the year and a look at a tower upgrade for A4000s.
Rte to: TED j item, ilivery I jrices SOE : time So with a fond farawall I bid j goodbye to you as Technical Editor, and pass the sacred reigns over to Tony Horgan for the next issue. ¦ What an issue we've got for you this month!
There's a head to head comparison of the two fastest A1200 accelerators ever, a full review of the new OctaMED 6, professional video effects from OpalVision DVE, CD-ROMs, the new Tower System and all the PD software you'd ever need.
OpalVision DVE .70 If you dream about state-of-the-art digital video effects, then join Nik Lines as he previews the long awaited OpalVision DVE upgrade.
Octamed 6 72 It's here, it’s new and It's amazing. Tony Horgan tries out the latest version of the Amiga's most popular music program.
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Reader Survey .95 OpalVision DVE ¦ Due for release: TBA ¦ Publisher: White knight Technology © 01992 714 539 OpalVision appeared around 1992 and was one of the first affordable 24-bit graphic boards for the Amiga. At the time, it came with the superlative OpalPaint software and "incredible things" such as genlocking, digital effects and chroma keyers were promised in the form of modular upgrades to the basic Opal Vision card.
It's been a long time coming but the revolutionary OpalVision, Digital Video Effects upgrade, is nearly here. CU Amiga Magazine takes a sneak peek.
However. 1993 rolled by with promises of 'just a month or so' for the add-ons. Some dealers even started selling OpalVision with vouchers for money off against the new modules. 1994 nearly passed too, until at the end of the year, two days before the World of Amiga show, a module finally turned up. CU Amiga Magazine took a sneak peek at this long awaited upgrade.
This first module is a Video Processing and Effects upgrade which enables you to play with moving pictures (video) by manipulating the signal, thus creating a variety of effects You can create real time DVEs (Digital Video Effects - or fancy wipes between two sets of video sources to you and me).
For example, all the standard transitions such as wipes, blinds, blends and loads more are there, but you can now wrap one picture into a box and bounce it in any direction off the screen, cut it into a jigsaw with a shadow and explode the pieces off the screen - anything! You've probably seen the sort of thing done before on TV between programmes, or in trailers.
Nice configuration Where the OpalVision DVE really scores though is that all effects are completely configurable. The manual, however, was pretty vague about how to do this but it's possible with a little experimentation to change the effects to alter shadow depths, explosion paths, the shape of jigsaw cuts and more without too much trouble.
Animations can be used as wipes, too: preconfigured examples are where a swarm of kangaroos sweeps across the picture, leaving the replacement image where theyVe been, a flock of seagulls, leaves falling or even some sort of ape swinging across the picture. Very nice and very easy to do again!
The interface bears a marked resemblance to Lightwave, presumably to keep the video processing buffs with toasteri happy As such it's remarkably easy to use. Any Lightwave user will feel at home.
Through the keyhole But it's not just all wipes and fades. It will also have sophisticated keying facilities.
Keying is the buzz word video buffs use for replacing some of one picture with part of another and the part to be replaced is decided by using a 'keying' component. With OpalVision you can either use the luma or chroma elements of a picture.
Luma keying means that everything above or below a certain intensity level is replaced with the other picture, chroma on the other hand replaces all parts of a picture depending upon a selected colours.
As well as keying, stencilling can be done with an alpha channel. The upshot of which means that three 'levels’ of video can be used: a foreground, middle and background.
Very clever.
In addition to these features there is a frame grabber that will allow individual frames from a moving source to be frozen and captured. These frames can be then mixed using the effects to create impressive digital trickery very quickly.
The biggest drawback of the card, as we saw it, is that it only has one moving video source. It means that only wipes between a still and live video can be done, but this can be got around by making use of the Video Suite rackmounted switcher, giving nine live inputs and five stereo audio channels to play with.
As it stands, the OpalVision upgrade is outrageously good as it produces excellent signals. When a couple of bug-ettes are ironed out and it is on general release, this will be a big boon for the Amiga.
Copies for general release are expected 'soon', although judging by past records 'soon* could mean anything from a couple of weeks to a year or so ... The message is if ' you've got an OpalVision, hold onto it because these things are coming and will be well worth having! ¦ Nik Lines The Fall & Rise in Amiga Frame Grabbing... ProGrab™ caused a Real Fall in the Price of Quality Frame Grabbing - the Rise in Standards speak for themselves!
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Draft Postal Order for i OotaMED 6 ¦ Price: £26 35 ¦ Developer:
RBF ¦ Software Supplier: Sea Soft © 01903 850378 The Amiga's
favourite music sequencer reaches Version 6.
New to Version 6
• Enable disable audio channels
• More than one command per note
• Custom font selection
• Aura and Toccata sampler support
• Custom screen selection
• Improved sample editor
• Save module as executable file
• Load and save MIDI files
• Improved sample editor
• 16-bit sample handling
• Arexx port
• The notation editor has been removed What is OctaMED?
OctaMED it a mutic creation package. H began at a clone of the public domain program SountfTracker.
Since then it hat evolved into a vary powerful mutic sequencer. It allowt the tequencing of up to 64 tracks, four of which can be used by Amiga samplet in standard mode, with the remaining tracks used for MIDI instruments and addon samplers such as Aura and Tocatta. The "Octa' part of its name refers to the mode which allows the playback of eight tracks of Amiga samples (sound quality is reduced In this mode).
Unlike most sequencers, OctaMED uses a tracker-style system to record, edit and display its musical data in a series of vertically scrolling blocks. Notes and control commands such as pitch bend and volume are displayed as alphanumeric codes. This can make it difficult to understand at first, but does allow for vary fast editing once the system is mastered. A powerful sampler and sample editor is included within the program, so you can grab and edit your own sounds as you compose, without having to use a separate piece of software. There's also an in-built synthetic sound editor,
which lets you create simple instruments from scratch that use very little memory.
Ohave a confession to make. I’m an OctaMED addict. If I don’t get a fix of it at least once a day. I'm a wreck (don’t we know it - Ed).
However, when Version 5 arrived, it didn’t seem to offer enough in the way of new features to warrant a change over, so until now. I've stuck to Version 4 for my daily dose of audio therapy. The bottom line was that there was virtually no noise you could make with Version 5 that you couldn't make with 4.
Now Version 6 is here. I’ve been converted.
OctaMED 6 has always been an extremely powerful music tool, but now it’s even better.
Customised Windows Now you can use up to three different fonts in the display, and use any screen mode you like. As the whole program works in a system of windows, this means you can customise the screen layout to suit your requirements. If you use a multisync monitor with an AGA Amiga, you can use a flicker free high resolution screen with plenty of windows arranged at your leisure. On the other hand, if you use a 1973 black and white portable TV, you can opt for a low resolution screen with big text.
Since Version 5, it's had a new front end that I takes advantage of Workbench 2 and 3's sys- ] tem of menus and windows. This has the unfortunate side effect of making it incompatd ble with 1.3 Amigas, but then you'd be hard I pushed to find a new program that was com- I patible with the 1.3 operating system. L The new features seem to have something I for every type of OctaMED user. For those ™ branching out into 12 and 16-bit sampling, there's support for the Aura and Toccata addons. The power users can now exercise c plete control over the music with a virtually unlimited number of
commands assigned to 1 each note. The sample editor is now even more feature-packed than before, and for those who like to use a separate sampler, there's an option to disable the audio channel!
To help with multi-tasking. MIDI musicians can!
Swap files to and from mainstream MIDI sequencers thanks to the MIDI file load and I save options. Posers with Multisync monitors can customise the screen for maximum effi- 1 ciency. Public Domain musicians can save the!
Modules as executable files for easy playback. I and also to reduce the risk of being ripped oft] There’s even an Arexx port.
Command Pages Until now, OctaMED has allowed each note to be altered with a single command. Commands alter the way in which a note is played, such as volume changes and pitch slides for example. Now you can use up to 32767 commands at once, so you can combine changes in volume and pitch, arpeggio effects, sample offset values and more on the same line of a single track. This may not sound too exciting, but it opens up new and unique sound creation possibilities. For example, you could used the sample offset command to simulate a time-stretch effect (cue the same sample on each line with
increasing sample offset values), while strobing the volume on and off, pitch-bending it at the same time.
This is possible thanks to the addition of multiple command pages. Each block can be assigned a number of command pages, which are copies of the original block that contain the note data, but have space for additional commands.
When the block is played, its corresponding command pages are automatically played too.
The WAVE loader gives you access to PC sound sample collections, such as the many CD- ROMs on the market.
Another advantage is the ability to edit 16-bit samples. If you have a 16-bit sampler that has an inadequate editing system, you can load the sample into OctaMED. Edit it. And save it back out for playback through your 16-bit system.
Unfortunately though, the Amiga is unable to read disks from Akai samplers, so the transfer process in this case would be rather more complicated.
There are also some new editing options. There's plenty of help for setting up loops, with automatic 'zero find' features for avoiding clicks, and lots of other little tools.
Other new editing features include a new input monitor, an 'over write' paste that replaces the current selection with the copy buffer, adjust Y offset, centralise, add workspace, tuning tone, display pitch as Flertz and more.
There was an automatic chord creator included in Version 5, and this has been expanded and improved upon. Now you can select certain chords by name (such as Major 6. Sus 4th). Or define your own chords by entering each note. This repitches the sample to match the specified notes of the chord, and then mixes them into each other.
The result is a whole chord in a single sample, which is brilliant for saving valuable sample channels.
You can also zoom into the sample with a new slider on the right of the sample window. The sample editor is now very quick and easy to use and pretty powerful too!
Price and Availability OctaMED 6 is only available through mail order. Registered users of OctaMED 5 can upgrade for £26.
New users can obtain the program for £34.99. Send your order to the following address: Sea Soft, Unit 3, Martello Enterprise Centre, Courtwick Lane, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN 17 7PA.
French and German users: a French language version is available from: France Festival Distribution (tel: 42761870); a German language version is available from ABF Computer (tel: 7152937904).
MIDI Files OctaMED can now load and save standard MIDI files. OctaMED has long been able to sequence MIDI data and it does this very well, although it doesn't suit the working methods of many MIDI musicians. However, if you can use it for recording sample-based music, adding MIDI parts over the top is no trouble at all. The combination of up to 64 tracks of MIDI and the standard four channels of Amiga samples gives you plenty of scope for professional productions.
The Sample Editor There are options for loading MIDI files which govern how much or little of the controller information you want converted, thus saving memory. You won't always get exact conversions, but there are options to tweak it to get it right.
Conclusion OctaMED has grown up. Il now comes wilh a full laser-printed manual, with online hypertext instructions too. There are enough configuration options and features for it to appeal to just about every type of musician, from the dabbler to the professional. Version 6 has made great strides in compatibility with other systems, thanks to the support of standard MIDI files. 16-bit and PC sample formats, and support for the Aura and Toccata samplers. It's time to upgrade and for those who have not yet experienced the power of OctaMED. There's never been a better time. ¦ Tony Horgan
OctaMED 6 ease nf use ..78% performance .. ..93% value for money .... ..95% A must Ini II all Amiga vfl musicians out there.
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Ohe Amiga 4000 is many things. The ultimate in the Amiga computer range, the most expandable Amiga, the fastest Amiga, rare as hen's teeth and the subject of many a strange and exciting teenage dream not involving members of the opposite sex.
Even though when available it had a very high price tag and enjoyed flagship status, the A4000 also came in a lousy box.
When it was first launched I heard a rumour the case was originally designed as a Commodore project to create the cheapest PC clone ever, and I can believe it. Little things, like the fact that the single 5.25" drive bay isn't actually deep enough to comfortably house a standard CD-ROM drive, come to light sooner rather than later.
Rather sadly, the number of expansion slots - one of the main reasons to buy an A4000 - is limited to four.
All in all, for the machine fit my 6G2 bridgeboard card, a PC ethernet card, a PC parallel serial, a PC internal modem card and still have room for as many graphics and SCSI cards as I'm likely to afford.
The number of drive bays has been increased by an order of magnitude, with six 5.25“ bays and a 3.5” cradle which can carry three drives.
Installation Set aside several hours for installing your Amiga. Armed with the best engagement present yet (an electric screwdriver) it took me most of a Saturday morning when I could have been watching cartoons to get everything sorted. A lot of this was down to the instructions referring to a slightly different case and the mysterious location of the supplied fan which had been bolted into the wrong place.
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Looking up There were signs that things were looking up. Before it all went horribly wrong for CBM. The mythical A4000 Tower was shown to a select few. This system addressed many of these faults land added many exciting features).
Tower cases mean expansion: that's their job, and the Z7 is one big cookie. It's about 64cm tall, with a metal casing and plastic front panel A hinged door on the front opens up to allow access to the disk bays and switches, whilst a smoked plastic panel allows the all important speed display and power turbo drive access lights to be seen Internally, things have changed a lot. The A4000 consists of two circuit boards meeting at right angles The daughterboard (into which Zorro cards are slotted) connects to centre of the main motherboard, and sits upright allowing four cards to be fitted,
sitting parallel to the motherboard. Obviously this limits the number of cards to the height of the original case.
The Z7 system includes a brand new daughterboard whiqh replaces the original and now sits parallel to the motherboard. This arrangement covers the motherboard memory area, so make sure the SIMMs are in place before fitting the card. However, it also means a lot more slots are available. In contrast to the native A4000, the Z7 has a total of seven Zorro III slots. The slots have a double life: five of them have matching ISA PC slots and two are Amiga video slots (the original A4000 had three PC slots, and one video slot). This means I can at least one in a 5.25" bay bly both thanks to the
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D display il a few years ago. In my :te. I thought the LED dis- s on PC computers which dis- their processor speed were ¦t. I thought they somehow sed the speed the PC worked Of course, I realise now how jjsh I was and like most fea- of the PC is was all a bit of g®.
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Turbo button doesn't do any- other than display the word on the LEDs. Switching the puter on and off is a matter fitting a high-tech plastic hanical linkage arm from the ‘ch to the re-positioned PSU.
A1200 options The Z5 system is very similar to the Z7. But is specially designed for the A1200, and rehouses it in a tower case slightly smaller than the Z7.
Using a special board which connects to the trapdoor port (including a passthrough). It provides five Zorro II slots land four PC slots) which means at last A1200 owners can fit graphics, bridgeboard and networking cards to their Amiga. As a result, Zorro-based hardware has now been opened up to a lot more users, which can only be a very good thing indeed. With a fast 68030 card, the A1200 can be expanded into an extremely neat and quick piece of kit.
Unfortunately the position of the A1200's PCMCIA slot means that there is no space to fit expansion cards, although an adaptor is now available that angles the slot through 90 degrees. With cards like the Squirrel proving extremely popular, there is no need to do without. Ramiga can also supply a cable to allow 3.5" IDE drives to be fitted to the A1200 motherboard, and so adding hard drives is now made even easier as well. The extra hardware included in the Z5 permits a standard PC keyboard to be used, with automatic remapping of the Amiga specific keys.
Rather sadly an improved rating power supply is not included in the price, so when you start to fill those bays and slots think about adding more power.
I would put it under the desk, but the leads to the keyboard and trackball don’t stretch. I would extend them, but I couldn’t be bothered, and anyway I don’t really want to hide it away. I’m proud of it. When I come into the office in the morning, it still surprises me. It’s big and it's mine, and I can hang my jacket up inside it.
Sometimes I catch it out of the corner of my eye, and get a shock. It’s a big one all right.
It's reassuring to see a good and beefy fan fitted, although its location is not the best as it is at the opposite end of the system from the Zorro cards. However, inside the case was a lot cooler than my original system, so it seems to work well.
And The documentation is poor, and concentrates on setting the LED speeds more than fitting the Amiga motherboard.
For example, there is no mention of the anti-static precautions which are essential when dealing with something as valuable as an Amiga 4000 motherboard.
The documentation I was supplied with also seemed to refer to a slightly different case, and overall some degree of flexibility of behalf of the person installing the system is required. The nationalistic use of the Welsh flag might also be considered unnecessary by some (not me, I like Wales).
The Tower case itself seemed to be be of a fair to middling quality PC style case. I still have the scars on my fingertips from the rough interior finishes.
On the plus side, pose factor is high. Some PC owners happened into the office and were awestruck as an Imagine render was relaying on the system which no longer bore any resemblance to an Amiga.
They were still puzzling as to the make of PC which I revealed what was inside, and I’m still not sure they believe me.
There is no doubt the Z7 has been a genuinely useful purchase. The number of drives fitted to my system before the Z7 meant that I had to operate the Amiga with the case open and a CD-ROM drive resting on the PSU. Now everything is hidden away in a cool case (in both senses), and there is still room for more kit in there, although a larger PSU might be necessary before I connect anything else.
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Blizzard A1230-III ¦ Price: £various ¦ Developer: Blizzard ¦ Supplier: Harwoods © 01 773 831040 It's available with two different processor configurations: either a 40MHz 68EC030 or a 50MHz 68030. The board tested here was fitted with a 50MHz processor Complementing this chip is up to 32Mb of Fast RAM in the form of industry standard 32bil SIMMs. There's also space for a maths co-processor, a built- in battery backed clock and an expansion bus for an optional SCSI-2 controller.
This is the third revision of the 1230, which is reflected in its design. There's a minimal number of components, no last minute alterations to the circuitry and an elegant all round design.
All this hardware is surface mounted on a traditional 'L' shaped card that fits snugly into the A1200 expansion slot. As usual, fitting it can be very fiddly, but at least it does fit into the Amiga, thanks to the SIMM socket which keeps the memory chips flush against the board, held in place by metal, rather than plastic, clips.
The Blizzard does have occasional compatibility problems with some PD demos, but works fine with all serious' software and games we've tried.
The main factor though is speed and here the Blizzard does very well. Clocking up just over 9 MIPs, it makes processor-intensive tasks much easier to bear.
Speed! In HIPi (according to Srslnfo 3.11) O 2 4 e 8 lO 12 14 16 18 2D A12M 1 1 34 A4000 19 09 1231-111 903 950 A|MM The'optional SCSI 2 interface has not yet surfaced, but should be with us soon. Over all the Blizzard .
Offers great performance and well thought out high quality design. ¦ Andy Leaning ©long with a hard drive, a file manager is among the most useful expansions that can be added to an Amiga. Once you get accustomed to using one, you'll wonder how you ever got by in the past File managers make tasks such as copying and viewing files much easier and quicker.
The market for such utilities is currently dominated by Directory Opus. Version 4 of which was cover mounted on the February 95 issue of CU Amiga Magazine.
InfoNEXUS ¦ Price: £29.95 ¦ Developer: Optonica © 01455 558 282 Optonica's InfoNexus has a lot to live up to. And compared to Dopus first impressions aren't that good, although that's mainly due to the garish colour scheme, which can be changed Thankfully things improve considerably once you get into the program. Features-wise Info NEXUS contains many functions similar to those featured in Dopus
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datatypes, something which is becoming increasingly important
as ever more appear. While Dopus allows button configuration
for viewing external program documents it can be cumbersome to
set up in comparison.
Batch sequence renaming completes InfoNEXUS' powerful range of custom features.
Everything from file names to files in directories within the source directory can be renamed, assigned prefixes or suffixes quickly and painlessly.
The user interface is also novel, based around a 'pop and roll' system rather than the familiar ’point and click'. Instead of moving to the top of the screen to access a menu, the right mouse button can be clicked anywhere on screen to i Head to Head olio 1230 SCSI 2 I Price: £various ¦ Developer: Apollo I Supplier: Visage Computers ® 0115 964 2828 he Apollo is the latest I accelerator to appear for the Al 200. Its specifications are very simi- rBltzzard 12300-111 Peking er a 40MHz 68EC030 or a 0MHz 68030. Battery backed lock, optional FPU. And RAM, on aper it looks very similar. But there
are several important differ- nces It has two SIMM sockets stead of the one found on the lizzard card. This means that you can increase your RAM in future adding an extra RAM SIMM. If you wanted to do the same with the Blizzard, you'd need to sell or discard the original SIMM, lowever. The plastic sockets are a flimsy, and hold the RAM at an angle to the board, making it a tighter fit that than the Blizzard.
On a more positive note, the Apollo board has a SCSI 2 interface as standard. This plugs into the end of the board and can either be threaded through to the blank panel at the back of the A1200 (which involves opening the case and temporarily removing the floppy drivel or just dangled out of the trap door hole.
The Apollo isn't as well built as the Blizzard. It's too big to fit into the A1200 properly, and the positioning of the SIMMs doesn't help matters. A couple of digits had been scratched off the processor chip of our review model, but the developers could shed no light on why this would be. This suggests that it could be clocked, in which case its lifespan may be shorter than usual.
But if it's speed and features you want, then the Apollo is tops, registering a nippy 9 5 MIPs in our tests and sporting two SIMM sockets and a SCSI 2 interlace to boost your Amiga's potential. ¦ Andy Leaning Conclusion Rarely do two competing products cause such argument in the CU Amiga offices. Finally we decided that the Blizzard is better built, easier to fit and if you don't want SCSI (which a large percentage of users don't) it's a lower cost option. The Apollo, however, has better features, is faster, and has superior expansion potential. So which is the overall winner?
After much deliberation we came to one conclusion. It was a long, hard fought battle. However, at the end of the day Accelerators are for one thing, making your Amiga faster and the Apollo does better than any other A1200 card - so the Apollo is the winner.
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For instance a standard menu ting warns the user when they i about to delete files. By hold- | down the right mouse button 1 clicking on the left button this ckly changes the menu so that there is no warning when deleting files. Traditionalists will be pleased to learn that it's still possible to access menus from the top of the screen, that’s if you want to return to Workbench though.
The 'pop and roll' interface is brilliantly intuitive!
More standard features include the ability to view various graphics modes, everything from animations (along with speed, loop and step frame controls) to images saved in all formats with auto AGA to ECS conversions on non AGA machines. It's also possible to play music and sound files and read AmigaGuide documents.
InfoNEXUS’ manual deserves praise too. As it lists each of the menus and icons in order, complete with detailed information A big slap on the wrist for the numerous spelling mistakes and lack of index though But while the handling of datatypes and the 'pop and roll' system is user friendly, the package itself isn't as immediately configurable overall when compared to Dopus 4. If you want an alternative then you'll find InfoNEXUS a competent file manager which is probably best suited to either less frequent users who don't want the additional expense or features which Dopus offers, or
small businesses requiring Envoy compatibility and or those creating multimedia presentations who need CDXL compatibility and A MaOUUS ill ¦null call* *»agra ta AU ,k- lairi to* topiar oa (CS aacbiaei emulation. It will be interesting to see both how InfoNEXUS performs and compares to the updated Dopus 5 to be reviewed next month. ¦ Rik Skews ImIuIMEXUS performance
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3585 NEW UTILS NO. 7 More bits and bats 3564 ROBS HOT STASH NO. 31 Another hot utils coflecHon 3563 AGA SPECCY EM V1.«b Indudes a lew games too1 3562 NEW UTILS NO 6 More upto dale utHs 3581 INTERNET UTILS Includes IRC chat dient 3560 (AB) PAGESTREAM 3F UPOATE Updates to 3F from 30 WEIRD SCIENCE FONTS CD. IFF. PCX. ADOBE ETC WEIRD SCIENCE CLIPART EPS. IMG. IFF. Pagesetier etc £1.00 PER DISK CD-ROMS CD-ROM Roundup iWiVnniTiiVr cdro: Andy Leaning discovers something old, something new and something blue in this little lot ... AMIGA] The Light Works Tobias Richter is one of the most famous Amiga
3D artists there is. Now, thanks to this CD. You can sample his work and create your own images based around his 3D models. The Light Works CD contains many 3D objects and surfaces created by Tobias, in Cinemana 4D, Reflections and Imagine formats. The emphasis is on science fiction and space craft. There's also a large collection of pictures and images already rendered that show what can be achieved with the data files on the disc. And there's some animations on the disc as well.
In addition to the artwork from Tobias there is a huge collection of PD objects, textures and images. These are not as good as those from Tobias but they are still worth a look. As an added treat there's a demo version of the hot 3D rendering program Maxon Cinema4D on the disk.
If you're into 3D rendering this disc is worth a look simply for this demo alone. For owners of Imagine and Cinemana 4D this is a must have, although its high price prevents it from getting a CU Amiga Superstar award.
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Insight Dinosaurs was created by Optonica in conjunction with the white coated bods at the Natural History Museum. As such it's probably the most authoritative reference CD about Dinosaurs on any platform. Everything you could want to know about the scaly skinned ones and their environment is here. This includes an A-Z of Dinosaurs, their anatomy, attack and defence behaviour, the climate, fossil hunting time lines, and continental shifts.
This disc is wonderfully well put together. The information is accessed in a variety of easy and simple ways.The text is interesting to read and surrounded with colourful illustrations, graphics, and video. All this is complemented with clearly narrated sound and audio effects. For reference purposes Insight Dinosaurs is brilliant. And there's a kiddy's Dinosaur paint package, puzzler and quiz thrown in as welll Optonica, 1 Tha Tarraca, High Straat, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4BA. Tel: 01466 B68282. Price: £34.99. ~r „v.
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Compendium Deluxe Vol 2 Compendium Deluxe Volume 2 is packed with demos, games, utilities, disk magazines and comms utilities all of which are quickly and easily accessed thanks to an Amiga Guide menu system.
I AMIGAI id I7BI i as&nt INDIUM One section of note is dedicated to programming, including Arexx, C and AmigaE files. Another nicety is the clear warning that you'll need an AGA based Amiga to access many of the programs and animations. It's nice to see someone thinking ahead and warning these users in advance they they will have problems using the disk. This message is also followed up by a warning that the disc contains disk magazines using explicit language. It's good to find a PD company with a sense of responsibility. The disc does contain quite a lot of new material and as such it
doesn't suffer as much in comparison to Aminet Set 1 (reviewed April '95) collection as Meeting Pearls.
However if you're looking for a CD pack to give you a mass of programs the Aminet Set 1 still wins purely on the basis that it includes so much. However as a sample of what typical PD Cds offer this is a good selection.
PD Soft, 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend-on-eee, Eeoex SSI 2VD. Tel: 01702 460933, Price: £19.99. Meeting Pearls 1 and 2 Meeting Pearls one and two are sold separately but both have similar contents, so it’s worth mentioning the two of them in this review. They are both collections of sharevyare programs, useful information, pictures and sound files. All pretty standard stuff really.
So what make them special, if at all? What is worth noting about them is that the software on them can be run immediately (without any decompressing); a simple touch which I’d like to see adopted by more CD compilers.
The biggest difference between Volumes 1 and 2, apart from the varying content is the user interface. Volume 2 features a better smoother user interface and file finding tool, which allows you to hunt down files quickly and easily. Once you've used this easy control method to get the file you want all you have to do is copy the files to a hard drive. It's as easy as falling off the top of the wardrobe (If you say so Andy _ Ed).
On the subject of content, both discs fare well, although if you're looking for a comprehensive collection of PD and shareware software, the huge four disc Aminet collection is probably a better choice. Fractal images are in plentiful supply, although most of these are still screens.
Surely we could have had some massive fractal zoom animations with all of that CD space?
The pictures and sound files included here are of reasonable quality but not outstanding. There are several interesting programs on here that I haven't seen before, and a collection of HTML pages from the Internet.
In short Aminet Set is better simply because it has far more information. But as a one disc, low cost, source of interesting and unusual Amiga shareware this is a good alternative.
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Manual Override AGA demo Itchy and Scratchy 2 & 3 Re-animated from their TV originals, Itchy and Scratchy are now available on your Amiga.
Volume 2 is a single disk, containing the Kitty Kitty Bang Bang episode. Digitised music and sound effects accompany the re-drawn animation. Volume 3 follows suit, with the Germs of Endearment episode. If you like a bit of over the top cartoon gore, check them out. Both disks are available separately.
Available from: OnLine PD, 1 The Cloisters, Halsall Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 3PX. Tel: 01704 834335. Price: Subacid have come up with a good selection of new and unusual effects. Bear with me while I try to describe a few of them.
First of all there's a sequence of tracer trails, interspersed with some weirdo pictures. Variations on the plasma theme follow, filling the screen with variously colour wobbly bits. Finally there's a looping 3D animation of a puppet having sex with the Subacid logo.
There's not a lot too it, but what's there is fun.
Available from: Freestyle PD, 108 Woodside Way, Short Heath, Willenhall. West Midlands WV12 5NH.
Tel: 01922 710985. Price: £1.00 plus 50p post and packing.
Requires extra RAM.
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PD Blast 'em game "That's a bit crap", said a passing observer as I shot up a few aliens in Blast 'em. "Yes, but it's only going to cost a couple of quid, it's PD," I replied. However, further investigation revealed Blast 'em to be a licenseware game, selling for over a fiver. For that I'd expect a bit more than this simplistic Galaga variant. Even so, it's quite playable in short bursts, and would partially satisfy anyone craving a new shoot 'em up.
Available from: Hornesoft PD, 23 Stanwell Close, Wincobank, Sheffield, S9 1PZ, England.
Tel:01142 492950. Price: £4.99 plus 70p post and packing.
AMIGA Aberrations AGA demo Most of this one is pretty tame stuff, but between the 3D dot patterns there's some good plasma fractal zooms. It's just a shame you can't home in on the good bits and cut out the rest. Fans of The Grid may enjoy the noisy sample loop from Rollercoaster.
Available from: Mon PD, 9 Lon y Wylan, Llanfairpwll, Ynys Mon, Gwynedd LL61
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- £200 p,us 5°p p°st and packing- Jet Set Willy 3 game If you’re
the kind of person who likes games from the mid 80s, I bet
you've got a lot of PD games in your collection. In that case,
here’s another one for you. It's the unofficial follow up to
Jet Set Willy 2 (in case you hadn’t realised), and continues in
the flip-screen platform format of its forerunners. Innovations
are in short supply, and the gameplay is well past its sell by
date, but if you like competent but dated platform games, don’t
hesitate.
Available from: Sadeness PD. 13 Russell Terrace.
Mundesley, Norfolk NR11 8LJ. Tel: 01263 722169.
Price: £1 including post and packing.
Cyberman game Imagine Pacman in 3D. That's Cyberman. The full screen display shows a first person perspective view of the maze, and a plan view is also included in the top corner to help you keep your bearings. The game remains faithful to the original Pacman. Apart from the additional jump feature for when you come face to face with a nasty. It runs surprisingly smoothly on unaccelerated Amigas. So don’t assume you need a 68030 to get any joy out of it. However nice it may be. It’s still Pacman though, so unless you’re a real Pac-freak, you'll find its appeal wanes pretty soon.
Available from: Pixel Digitel PD, Stenley Dock Merket, Regent Roed, Liverpool 3. South 4, Pitch 121. Tel: 0151 259 4017. Price: £1 including post end pecking.
Titanic II Dream3 AGA demo Although there's nothing particularly new here, the effects are still well worth a look. Feedback zooms, expanded ray traced animation loops, starfields, vectors (yawn)... it's all here.
You'll need to disconnect any RAM expansions from the A1200 before you run this two disker, which is a bit of a pain, but give it a shot anyway.
Available from: Pixel Digital PD, Stanley Dock Market, Regent Road, Liverpool 3.
South 4. Pitch 121. Tel: 0151 259 4017. Price: £2 including post and packing.
Disk book You may remember some time ago we looked at the original version of this disk book devoted to the Titanic. This new updated version doesn’t add significantly to the first, but fixes a few bugs and slips in a quiz and a few more sections. If you got if the first time round, stick with what you’ve got, but otherwise Titanic fanatics should snap it up.
Available from: Paul Thompson, 7 Queens Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 2HF. Tel: 01704 872868. Price: ££4.99 including post and packing. Upgrade from version 1: £2.49 (return the original disks). State the Workbench version of your Amiga when ordering.
Utilities The Designer 1.42 Amongst the swirling mists of time, David Cassidy interface constructor Setting up a user interface can be a real pain if you don't use something such as Designer. It's like an art package but instead of drawing graphics, you use it to set up systems of windows, menus and images, and mouse and keyboard controls. This can then be used as a front end for your own presentations.
Once you've finished, the interface can be saved out as either Pascal or C code.
Designer gives you access to intuition routines that were previously only available to programmers. The WB3.0 NewLookMenu types can also be included in your code. As updates become available the output code can also be improved. Ian O'Connor has produced a great program here, easily rivalling GadToolsBox and Visual Arts for features and ease of use. This demo version has parts of the save function disabled.
Registration is £20 from the author.
Spies some very serious public domain.
Available from: Pixel Digital PD, Stanley Dock Market, Regent Road, Liverpool 3, South 4, Pitch 121, Tel: 0151 259 4017.
.Price £1.00 plus 50p P+P.
A Dtsiyaer - a mu (at setting up a aser interlace jpegAGA 2.1 picture viewer JPEG or JFIF files can be displayed using programs such as FastView or FastJPEG but jpegAGA claims to produce images of much better quality. It does this by using colour maps (.map files) which can be created using utilities included on the disk.
Images can be scaled to fit your screen choice (also fully configurable, including PC modes) and JPEG files can be created or decompressed using programs in the package.
It's a powerful program and needs a 68020 or faster processor. AGA chip set and OS3.0 or higher.
Some functions also require an FPU.
As it uses the unadulterated Independent JPEG group source code (version 5A) it's also much slower than its counterparts, but the results are superior.
Finally, Gunther Rohrich, the author, is looking for co-developers and beta- testers. If you are interested check the on-disk documentation for details.
Available from: 17 Bit Software, 1st Floor Offices, 2 8 Market Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1DH, Tel: 01924 366982. Disk No. A
3592. Price £1.50 ' plus 50p P+P.
Blitz Blanker 2.5 screen blanker Monitor burn-in (where an image that has been on your screen for too long burns into the screen permanently) is a very rare occurrence amongst home computer users, as they tend to use a variety of different software packages. But the screen blanking business is huge.
PC owners pay money for these packages, but then they pay money for Windows so we shouldn't be too surprised.
Blitz Blanker is good for several reasons: it's light on your CPU and intelligent in this respect too, so if your Amiga is working hard the blanker will make concessions to lighten the load a bit. It supports graphics cards (tested with Picasso 2 and Piccolo). It has an Arexx port and it's modular.
The range of blankers themselves is excellent, including the usual fireworks and clocks.
But there are also cuter ones, like a nice spinning Amiga 'tick' logo. It requires Kickstart
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2. 3. Installation and usage is a complete doddle too.
Blanking may not be necessary for many Amiga users, but it's mildly entertaining - Blitz Blanker is one of the best.
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GROUND ZERO SOFTWARE DOMAIN, LICENCCWARE. CD ROUS The World Wide Web is a huge part of the Internet and to muddle through it you need a Web browser. Mosaic has been a popular browser on other systems for a while, but it has only recently appeared for the Amiga.
To browse the Web, you enter the address of a site leg: http: www.bbonc.co.uk is the BBC) and then wait for the information to be returned to you.
The Web is excellent because you can view text and graphics, and hear sounds too. You can delay image downloading to speed things up and a Hotlist function is available (for your favourite sites), although it’s pretty simple.
The problem with Amosaic is that it’s prone to crashing. The reason probably lies with MUI (Magic User Interface). MUI claims to enhance the Amiga user interface, but I’m yet to be convinced.
To run it. You'll need AmiTCR also available from Online PD (2 disks) or your Internet gateway provider.
Available from: Online PD, Dept CU, 1 The Cloisters, Halsall Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 3PX. Tel: 01704 834335. Price 75p plus 75p P+P.
I Final Wrapper 3.0 text manipulation Final Writer is a superb word processor but it lacks the text wrapping and fancy effects of some of its rivals.
Final Wrapper sets out to solve this problem. It's an Arexx script which allows you to create text in spiral, elliptical and circular forms. You can combine these types, add shadows, use any fonts or text attributes and all sorts of extra wonderful twiddly bits, to make your text look really snazzy.
New features since Version 2.1 include a menu to set your desired preferences, shadows, patterns taken from existing text, on-line help plus a tutorial, character sizing and relative proportioning (in spirals), an Arexx interface, and a whole host of other improvements and bug fixes.You also get another set of Arexx scripts, such as Final Waver (for creating sine wave effects) and seven others. If you use Final Writer a lot, but want to jazz up your printed pages, get Final Wrapper.
Available from: 17 Bit Software. 1st Floor Offices, 2 8 Market Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1DH. Tel: 01924 366982, Disk No. 3597.
Price £1.50 plus 50p P + P. 97-, Amosaic 1.2 web browser DeliTracker 2.10 module player Birth Date History date analyser You’ve got some music modules and you want to play them. What do you do? You need DeliTracker. It supports'most types of music modules, including some PC formats, and recognises crunched files (and can unpack them). It also has an Arexx port, and can be reduced to an AppWindow or Applcon. When in this mode, you can drag and drop a module icon over the program icon and it will play automatically.
What sets DeliTracker apart from the competition is its system of ’genies’. These are little programs which allow decrunching, module conversions and so on - features you wouldn't expect to find in a module player. Other genies perform no really useful function apart from keeping your Workbench looking lively, with channel monitors, flashing light organs and spiroscopes. And all of this multi-tasks without glitching.
DeliTracker is an excellent module player, which I highly recommend. Music lovers may also be interested in the module sample ripper. Exotic Ripper 3.1, also available from Online. 1 disk.
Available from: Online PD, Dept CU. 1 The Cloisters, Halsall Lane, Formby, Liverpool L37 3PX.
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This program is simple. You input your date of birth and the program spews out information about world news, famous people, films and music, sports, costs of living, world leaders and astrology ... ifBi.ta'..- E;rr:r*i' I-WMiT
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For throwaway information it's a marvellous program, and the registration fee of £6 (to the author) allows you to edit the various information sections yourself.
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1017051642409 Same day 11i si class despatch £2,5i £2.5 £2.7 £20,5 £39.5 EB There have been many changes in the world of Amiga over the last twelve months. This reader survey is designed to ensure that we keep tabs on what you want from CU Amiga Magazine to tailor it to your over the next
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I How old are you?
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Are you?
Junior school G Secondary school ?
6th Form 6th Form College ?
Higher Education (University etc) G Full time employment G Part time employment ?
Loyed ?
What do you do in your spare time?
Rate how keen you are on each of following (10 = extremely keen. 1 = 't care less) Play video games G Play sports G Watch TV ? Watch satellite TV ?
Watch videos ? Listen to music ?
Listen to the radio G Play arcade games G Go to the cinema G Other: 5 On average how much time do you spend using your Amiga every week?
Less than 1 hour ? 1-2 hours ?
2-4 hours G 4-6 hours G 6-8 hours G 8-10 hours ?
10-20 hours G More than 20 hours G 6 How do you usually use your Amiga?
On my own G With a friend G With a group G With my family G 7 When you are using your Amiga, how much of that time, as a proportion, is spent playing games - rather than doing other stuff?
I spend 75% -100% of my Amiga time playing games G I spend 50% - 75% of my Amiga time playing games G I spend 25% - 50% of my Amiga time playing games G I spend 25% - 0% of my Amiga time playing games G 8 On average, how much money do you earn are given each month?
£0-9 ?
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£50-99 ?
£100499 ?
£500-832 ?
£833-1249 ?
£1.250-1.666 ‘J £1.667-2,499 ?
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9 Which of the following do you regularly buy?
Cds ? Tapes ?
Videos ?
Clothes ?
Shoes Trainers ?
Sweets ?
Crisps ?
Drinks ?
Takeaway Food -J Books ?
Comics ?
Something else, namely: 10 Do you have a bank building society account?
Yes ? No ?
If yes, who is it wilh?
About your Amiga 11 Which of the following describes your currant level of technical competence on the Amiga?
Expert G Competent G Complete beginner G Beginning to get the hang of most things G 12 Which of the following Amigas do you own?
A500 ? A500Plus ? A600 ?
A1000 ? A1200 ? A1500 ?
A2000 ? A3000 ? A4000 030 ?
A4000 040 ? A4000T ? CD32 ?
13 Which version of Workbench are you running? (If you have more than one, list the highest)
1. 2 ? 1.3 ? 2.04 2.05 G 2.1 G 3 0 3.1 ?
14 How much memory (RAM) does your Amiga have?
0. 5Mb ? 1Mb ? 2Mb ? 4Mb ?
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15 Which size hard drive do you own. If any?
60Mb - 200Mb ?
Under 60Mb 200Mb - 400Mb 400Mb or more G 16 Do you plan to upgrade your Amiga in the next six months?
Yes G No G 17 Do you intend to upgrade the speed or memory capacity of your current Amiga in the next six months?
Yes G No G 18 If the A1200, A4000 and CD32 ere re-launched would you upgrade to one of these?
Yes G No G 19 Which Amiga would you upgrade to?
A1200 ? A4000 ? CD32 ?
20 Do you think that new Amigas should be equipped with the following, even though it might increase their price?
CD-ROM Drive Y ? N U Hard Drive Y ? N ?
21 Which of the following peripherals do you own, or intend to purchase or upgrade within the next six months?
SX1 CD32 Expansion CD-ROM Drive Exlra Disk drive Workbench upgrade Monitor Video digitiser Laser printer Ink jet printer Other printer Modem Genlock Sound sampler Accelerator PC Emulator Graphics enhancer (24 FMV capability Networking interface PCMCIA drive Word processor Spreadsheet Database Painting program Drawing program DTP software do you own use or intend to purchase or upgrade within the next six months?
Comms program Internet software Sound sampler MIDI sequencer Programming language Multimedia Image processing Rendering software Graphics utility PD software Other utility (own), namely: Other utility (intend to purchase), namely: ..... 23 Is your Amiga linked to a HiFi?
Yes ? No ?
24 How much do you plan to spend on hardware and software in the next 12 months?
Hardware Software Nothing ?
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25 What type of Amiga games are you interested in?
Arcade style (shoot ’em ups) ?
Board puzzle (chess Tetris etc) ?
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Multimedia G Music (incl midi and sampling) G Graphics and animation G Word processing G Education ?
Programming G Personal finance G Business spreadsheets accounts G Com ms Internet etc G Video movie applications G 27 Which of the following machines do you (1) own or do you (2) have access to (perhaps via a friend)?
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Acorn Archimedes G PC ?
PC CD-ROM ?
PC Engine ?
Neo Geo ?
Philips CD-i ?
Sega Mega-CD Q Sega Megadrive O Sega Game Gear Q Sega Master System ?
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Atari Lynx ?
Atari ST Falcon ?
Sega 32X ?
Sega Saturn ?
Nintendo Ultra 64 G Sony Playstation G Nintendo Super GameBoy G Nintendo Virtual Boy Q 3DO Q Apple Macintosh G Apple PowerMac G 29 How many games do you own?
NoneQ One Q 2-5 ? 6-10 ? 11-25Q 26-50 ? More than 50 ?
30 On average how many software programs (games or utilities) do you buy?
Never buy games G A couple every year G One every three months G One every couple of months G One per month G Two per month G Three per month G Four per month G Five per month G More than five G 31 How many software programs (games utilities) do you get given (as presents etc)?
None G A couple every year G One every three months G One every couple of months G One per month G Two per month G Over two per month G 32 How many different games do you play in a month - either of your own, at a friend's or elsewhere?
None G I-5 G 6-10 G II-15 G 15-20 Over 20 G a 33 How long have you been using a home computer?
A month or less G 1-3 months G 3-6 months G 6-12 months G 12-18 months G 18 months-2 years G 2-3 years G 3-4 years G 4-6 years G Over 6 years Q 34 In order of preference, which of the following are the most important things that help you decide which software to buy? (1 is the most important, 10 is the least important) Computer magazine review Computer magazine preview Recommendation by a friend Advert in a computer magazine Editorial coverage in other types of magazine Saw it on TV Saw an advert on TV Saw a poster Saw it at an exhibition Shop demonstration Rent to try out first Something
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Dixons G Virgin G Martins ?
Fourbuoys ?
Technical reviews Tesco ?
Sainsburys a PD Scene Asda ?
Wodworths a PD Utilities Safeway ?
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Poor Don't Never know heard of them them 38 Is your monthly copy of CU Amiga Magazine either: Sent on subscription ?
Saved for you by the newsagent ?
Or delivered to you by the newsagent L) 39 Who pays for the magazine?
You ? Your parents other relative ? A friend ?
40 How many other people apart from yourself will see your copy of CU Amiga Magazine?
Nobody else ? One ? Two ?
Three G Four G Five G More than five (please write in number) ...... 41 How often do you (1) buy or (2) see (perhaps a friend's copy) of CU Amiga Magazine?
1: Buy 2: See Every month ? ?
Once every couple of months G U Once every three months G G Less often G G 42 How long have you been buying CU Amiga Magazine?
One month G 1-3 months G 3-6 months G 6-12 months G 12-18 months G 18 months - 2 years G Over 2 years G 43 Would you ever buy a software program (game utility) without seeing a review in CU Amiga Magazine?
Yes G No G 44 How do you rate CU Amiga as a computer magazine? (10= brilliant, 1 * very poor) 1 ? 2 J 3 ? 4 ? 5 ?
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45 Do you find the technical reviews in CU Amiga Magazine: About right G Too technical G Not technical enough G 46 What do you think of the overall content of CU Amiga Magazine?
About right G Too little game reviews previews G Too much game reviews previews G Not enough technical serious reviews G Too much technical serious reviews G 47 What do you think of the different sections of CU Amiga Magazine?
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4169 VIDEO MANAGER ? 4170 ??? TO EXECUTABLE ? 4171 PROTRACKER
3.1 ? 4172 DIRWORK 1.62 ? 4173 FILEMASTER 2.0 ? 4174 INTUIDMS
PRO ? 4175 BMENU V2.0 ? 4176 WORKBENCH MATE ? 4180 FOOTBALL
LEAGUE ? 4181-2 APOLLO 11 ' ? 4183 PAST WARS ? 4184 EPOCH
MASTER ? 4185 HYDROZONEAGA ? 4186 SCORER UTILITY ? 4187
NOSTROMO CHEATS ? 4190 DELTA FORCE ? 4194 BOOT OS 2 3 ? 4192
SIRDS ? 4193 MORTGAGE CALC ? 4194 CASSETTE INLAYER ? 4195 ORBIT
* PARANOID 94 ? 4196 ROME ? 4197-2 TALENT Q.E.D 2 ? 4199-4
GROOVY GAMES ? 4203 THE FEELING (RAVE) ? 4204 DANCE WARS 1 ?
4205 DEVOLUTION ART 3 ? 4206 PYRAMID ? 4207 GEVALIA AGA ? 4208
POLKA BROS AGA ? 4209-2 FAIRLIGHT LOVE ? 4211-5 RAVE SAMPLES J
4217 VARKS CLI UTILITIES ? 4218 CAL COUNTER ? 4219 HDCUCK OS
2 3 ? 4220 BAZZA N PUT AGA ? 4221 DANGOMOUSE ? 4222 ROME ? 4223
SHED ? 4224 RHYTHM SAMPLES 1 ? 4225 RHYTHM SAMPLES 2 ? 4226
EVIL INSECTS J 4227 PLEASE RELEASE ME ? 4228 HIGH FUNKY DANCER
J 4229 TEAPOT AND LAMP J 4230 ZOMBIE APOC 2 AGA ? 4231-2 BANDIT
MANIA ? 4233 ROBS HOT GAMES 6 ? 4234 KNOTTY AGA ? 4235 ROBS HOT
STASH J 4236 SUPERLEAGUE ? 4237-4 MINI AGA SLIDES ? 4241 PUNTER
? 4242-2 STARWARS AGA ? 4244 ROBS MUSIC OISK 1 ? 4245 ROBS
MUSIC DISK 2 ? 4246-2 PROJECT APOLLO ? 4248 ELLE KLONDIKE CARDS
? 4249 TERM V3.4 J 4250 SPECCY EM V2 ? 4251 DOOM DEMOS AGA ?
4252 PICS AND ANIMS ? 4253 ROCKETZ AGA ? 4254 MACLAREN F1 OBJ ?
4255 MOONCAR OBJECT ? 4256 THUNDERBIRD OBJ ? 4257 SANTA DO XMAS
? 4258-4 THE ICON ARCHIVE ? 4264 AUTO STEREO GRAM ? 4265 TERROR
HAWKS ? 4266 BATTLE STAR ? 4267 SPACE OBJECTS ? 4268-4 CINDY
CRAWFORD ? 4273 VIRUS WORKSHOP ? 4274 PGP V2.3A ? 4275 LOCK OUT
? 4276 FINAL WRAPPER V2.1 ? 4277 STARTREK REKO J 4276 AWARD
MAKER ? 4279 BETTY PAGE REKO ? 4280 CONQUEST OS2 3 ? 4281
PANASONIC STUDIO ? 4282-2 MAGIC WB EXTRAS J 4284 HD STACKER ?
'4285 SPECCY EM AGA V1.3 ? 4286 KICK 1.41 ? 4287 AMIGA FAX VI.4
? 4288 LIGHTWAVE OBJECT ? 4289 VORLON LWO ? 4290 STREETF1GHTER
2 LOB ? 4292 AMIGADOS GUIDE V1 ? 4293 INDYCAR CHALLENGE ?
4294-3 WEATHER GUIDE J 4297 BUTTON MENU OS2 3 J 4298 FOOTBALL
MANAGER ? 4299 NIGHT MATH ATTACK ? 4300 FLAMMING ENGINES ?
4301-2 STARTREK THEMES ? 4303 ACCOUNT MASTER 3 ? 4304 SPEEDTRIS
? 4305 AUTOMOBILES ? 4306 MR MATHS ? 4309 CHEATS VI ? 4310
TUBES 1MB J 4311-2 LASERBREAK UTILS ? 4313 CHEATS DISK J 4318
MONOPOLY OS2 3 J 4319-5 CHARLEY CAT 4M J 4328-2 TIME ZONER J
4330-3 GIRLY PIX ? 4338 THE LOST PRINCE ? 4340 FRUIT MANIA ?
4341 XENOX ? 4342 IMAGE STUDIO AGA ? 4344 HOT GAMES 8 AGA ?
4345 PICTURE MATHS ? 4346 HARRY HADDOCK ? 4347 SHANK GOES
RACING ? 4348 GORY XMAS ? 4351 CYBER GAMES PACK ? 4352 ZAXXON
C64 CLASSIC ? 4354-7 TRIP IN A VIEN AGA 6MB STUNNING ANIM
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All three p-ackages (or fist £7.00 Oder code J FC7-3 y CATALOGUE DISK N Contains »sts ot over 4500 Amiga *8*S games. Unlit**. Demos, graphes. AGA a som -o aid more Order axle ? CAT El 00 with any order .
R IMAGINE BUDDY SYSTEM Superb intoractrro tutorial system lor Imagne , 2 Disk set J 8S4-2 £4 00 WORKBENCH STUFF COMMODORE FORGOT Workbench 3 a all very well, but there ate stll an avretull tot ol useful tools mssing. Ttta Is a set ol uWltiee and toys to erhance your workbench even more include* amongst other things a very last soki odhor with heepe of n bun features Me archiver, graphics ccnvarston toe**, virus checker.
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Maker compete with tutorial, graphic templates, fonts, example music modules. Vector graphics edtor. & fonts edtot Order now Code U RSM15-5 Only £1500 WORKSHOP PROCALC 102 • MF E o Hmmm, we start this month with a bit of a confession. Last issue we said this month would see the reintroduction of the comms page. However, due to 'technical difficulties beyond our control' it won't see a return this month but later in the year. To make up for this, though, we've crammed in bucket loads of other stuff to help you squeeze even more out of your Amiga.
Andy Leaning helps out with some ol ProCslc's more common problems and there’s a guide to its database (unctions as well BUYERS GUIDE 103 • Buyers guide has a taken a new turning. From now on we'll be looking at the most common questions asked before making a purchase. We kick off with CD drives.
GRAPHICS MASTERCLASS 104 •“ Peter Lee takes us through a step-by-step guide to the procedures of professional image composition using Photogenics.
SUBSCRIPTIONS 106 • Tired of racing down to the shops to discover that your favourite Amiga magazine has been sold out? Well, turn to page 106 now.
VIDEO IDEAS 108 H Funky, groovy animation sequences are the order of the day in this month's video ideas. Tony Horgan shows you how.
DIRECTORY OPUS 110 6 Customise your menus to your own specilications with this month's guide to Directory Opus' menu configuration.
PRODRAW 1116- This first in the ProDraw tutorial senes kicks off with a look at the Clone effect and how you can create lovely seaside patterns.
FAQ 118 • AmigaDOS can cause no end of heartache to anyone who tries to use it. But don't worry because John Kennedy is on hand to sort out all those niggling problems.
SENSI COMPETITION 124 • And now we have the results. Can you bear the suspense? Turn to page 124 to find out who is top of the league.
CO Q+A 116 Raised on a diet of add-ons, yenlocks and Chip RAM. Tin- OhA team know no fear when it conies to answeriny your technical queries CU Q&A MASTERCLASS 1 20 Don’t even think about hinninq those drawers th.it seem that seem to sit about in your RAM disk and do nothmq. John Kennedy explains BACKCHAT 122 The speakeasy for Amiqa owners your chance to yet your views on all tluiiqs Amiqa across.
CD POINTS OF VIEW 1 30 Whinye, whine, whine that's all you unenhanced Amiya owners ever do when it conies to expandmy your machine, says Rik Skews Well, listen up people HtteOFT CLG 69 CYBEROROC (£3.95) ¦ you love games We hee everything CLG 70 WINNING POST (C435) Excellent Horse Racing Sim.
ANMATK3N STUOK) (£496) YSTEM (£5.95) R FISHING (£4.99) X3Y (£5.96) MIDICRAFT MAGAZIHE Fc cwfig on from where the highly successful AMFM left off. (his new disk based mag from the Craft Brothers is a must for al Amiga musicians £2.50 per issue (optional samples ask £2.50) NEW - AURAL ILLUSION V2 - £20.00
T. 1.10 - £2.50 Latest issue of the MED Users Group Disk
magazine.
Essential reading for all OctaMED users (Iss 6 to 9 also available) So* SS2Srg*S¥w9MRAMI MORTON STRIKES BACK AGA - £7.00 NEW -KIPS ONLY -£10.00 Originally due for commercial release this brilliant collection of educational activities is now only available from Sea soft COLOURING PAD. DOT 2 DOT. PICTURE SLIDE.
PAIRS, MUSIC MAKER , WORD SEARCH AND l-SPY Each colourful activity has various skill levels making this title ideal for kids of all ages.
OctaMed VS. 01 NOW ONLY £19.95 (E1.00P4P) H0THIN6 BUT AMOS Issue 7 of (he best selling AMOS disk magazine £2.50 (£4.50 with support disk) Issues 1 to 6 also available A PROP IN THE OCEAN-£10.99 In stock NOW ETHEREAL - £2.50 Amiga floppy disk version of Dave Sullivans track for the
• Amiga Experiment' CD.
Although the CD may not now be published you can hear Daves work on this huge OctMED module 002-13.95 MIPI MODULES High quality Music-X and Amiga PC MIDI files (state format required) produced and arranged by Kevan 4 Gareth Craft Volume 1-£15.00 Vol 2 for Keys - £10.00 Volume 3 - £20.00 Dynamite Drums 1 - £10.00 Dynamite Drums 2 - £15.00 CaB for further details m PROGRAMMERS MANUAL OG 1 -£3.95 £5.00 each Volumes 1 to 3-£12.50 Vol 4 - £5.00 TYPIMG TUTOR 2 Updated version of this comprehensive Typing Tutor with structured lessons and speed tests. A must for beginners and experienced typists
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CLU 43 - LOTTERY FORCASTER - C3.9S Ft 56 GIDDY 2- £2.99 Sequel to the Best Public Domain Game "Giddy’ Commercial quality platform gama and displays them on a Lottery Card CLU 44 NATIONAL LOTTERY - £3.95 1951 IMAGINE OBJECTS (3) Excelled Starwars objects 1954 IMAGINE OBJECTS (1) Babyton 5 otjeds 1719 LION KING CUPART (3) IFF Cotour clpart from Dttney 1769 MENY MENU SYSTEM 0(1) 1833 THE DESIGNER 0(1) Mer»j syslem iaec cn 7. AMFM efc. * GUI creator 788 MESSY SO 2(1) Excellent Ferrari octures r-nai vrmer Macros A rnga PC File oorrverter 1910 AGA SPECTRUM EMULATOR (2) 1997 FINAL WRITER PATCH (1)
1999 MORSE COOE TUTOR (1) ..." d up FW by up to 400% Excelled training program new rims mm gaily - musms available PLEASE GIVE US A CALL IF YOU CAH'T SEE WHAT YOU WAHT ASI215 Super Batllezone. Cyberiris, Mash ihe Potato ASI216 Bomber 2000. Black Dawn 94. Dice AS 1217 Mangled Fenders. Dual Maze. Cut* AS 1218 Age of Rock. Hearts Black Lady. Ccmmando Raid ASI219 Chopper Attack. Route 66, Gimme 5 ASI220 Dr Strange. Alien Frenzy. I-Worm AS 1221 Hot Air, Brazza n Risrt. Pots o( Fun AS1222 ESP. Loop N Locp. Pcmg II ASI223 Laser Brkes. Operation Desert Storm. Poker Scktarr ASI224 Square
Stones. Top Hat W«y. Star Buster ASI225 Steel Devils, Xenostar. Back Gammon ASI226 Jumping Jack. Technoba*. 211 ASIWB6 Mini Pacman. Esnake. Roach Farm, Othelo. Super Cod.
Wbrain, Maslermlnd. Kkne Swapper 2.7 a A variety of excellent effects 1711 MONOPOLY (11 English vereton board game 2006 MOTION DEMO (2) Another Party 94 Winner 1811 MOVIEGUIDE AGA (21 Laam all about the rr AI200 ONLY 1936 MAGIC WB EXTRAS (2) HSBpT™ GENERAL UTILITIES 1655 MISSILES OVER XENON (2) 1766 ACCOUNTS MASTER 3 (1) 2009 HARD DRIVE UTILS »(2) Exoeller* Accounts package ...... 1460 AGENE V4.18 (1) Qsnotogc package DEMO'S) '®EDEM01" Megademo needs 4 megs HD uemo 1875 C CRAWFORD (X) (3) A SCHIFFEr AMIGA PD & SHAREWARE (01903) 850378 MUSIC UTILITIES 1706 AUDIO MAGIC 8 0(1) FM Syrnr. MX*
Pack* Master, OctaMED F GAMES a EDOCAT iraiAPOUPH0 Text book about Apo 1527 BACK TO S Educational game 1532 CALCULUS Mental arithmetic quiz 946 DINOSAURS VOL 1 At200 OHIV 1&85 AGA UTILITIES (3) Rend24, PPShow, Vitwtofc, BBIank, ForceVGA. DouMeX, Plasma. Icon Illusion. Oiick Grab.
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0 HD SET UP (1) OctaMED Player. X Module 1996 AUDIO MAGIC 12 • (1) 1919MSOOS AMGA DOS23(1) Sound Machine. Sonic Drum Kit.
A03sMs*eanvran»1o the Amiga “ 1261 N COMM V3(1) 1767 DROP W THE OCEAN (1) ______ Denx) of all Mdicraft products S!SfSIE3f2li’J““ iwpmbtmeaiijfufmtihi )ITUTOhGl(C 1918 HD GAMES 2 INSTALLER (1) Modem pa*age
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1758 CYBERTECH CORP (2) Destroy the Aliens if you can!
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RjX) 3) 1938 VIRTUAL DREAMS Psychedelic Demo • a must Helps wth your stud* farious rippers and other tools 444 OctaMED V4 MANUAL (1) «1 Help with OctaMED V4 1510 KIDS 1 -3 (4) 2024 PROTRACKER V3.15 (1) Latest versicn of this popular tracker I*2] KIDS DISK 5 (1) ZV2(1) Excelled gravityThrust game 1969 ROOTS DEMO (1) Blow your mind with ths Demo 1805 SHARD ART (2) Excellent Ferrari p • 3 educ. | 1920 VIRUS CHECKER V8.50 (1) 1472 THE BEST OF 94 (3) “•JO®*®" 2011 VISION 4 SOUND I (3) !5* X*EM.5®'.CL KIDS DISK 6(1 Help Mum with the si 2006 NIGHT N Excelled N 1643 PAI 0 (2) - Learn all about U 1521
RUNE MASTER (1) Learn all about Rune Slones 1717 SCRABBLE 0(1) The very latest Drum Machne OCTAHEO VS HOWIES 1456 BARNEY WARTS W ALL (1) 1925 FADE TO GREY (2) 1461 FRIENDS OF PAULA 5 (1) 1659 FRIENDS OF PAULA 6(1) Traditional b rd pariie 1927 HARMONIOUSLY DFFERENT (1) 2000 SPACE TRAVEL 1436 MAKJN TRAX VOL 1 (1) 1504 MELOOICALLY CORRECT 1503 MUSICALLY CHALLENGED 1928 MUSIC FIRST BLUES (1) 1661 ROBS ROCKERS (2) 1922 TALK TALK VOL 1(15M)(1) 1524 THREE LITfLE PK 1923 WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME (2) Excellent Taking story be
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SHERILYN FENN(X)(1) 1718 STAR TREK OLD (1) 1784 STAR TREK NEW
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OefaMED 4 Fu« version of this A500 compatible music program,
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LSD 17-BIT VOL 2 £19.95 Over 600 Meg of the latest comms, leisure, programming & utils software for Kickstart 2 & 3 SPECTRUM SENSATIONS £19.95 Amiga & PC Spectrum emulators and masses of Speccy games TECHHOSOUNR SAMPLERS TURBO - £22.50 TURBO 2 - £27.50 MIOI INTERFACE £22.50 MEOA MOUSE Microswitched 400dpi ultra high resolution £12.95 KiDZ MOUSE £12.95
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ProCalc Tutorial ©our November '94 coverdisk, ProCalc. Has proved to be extremely popular. We are still receiving lots of mail with various queries on how to get the best from it. So, let's kick off with a look at the three most popular questions on ProCalc that seem to crop up again and again.
How do I import data from other programs?
The first way of doing this is to use the Fbste File command under the Edit External menu.
This reads a file (in ASCII format) and pastes it into the cells starting at the current cell location.
Every time it finds a space, comma or tab ProCalc moves to the next cell to the right.
When it hits the end of a line it moves down to a new row. You can use this to import a table of numbers or data from a database. This is the most flexible method of getting raw data from other programs (word processors etc).
Another useful method if you are importing data from a PC spreadsheet is to use the Open 1-2-3 or Open MaxiPlan commands under the Project Open menu. These will read files saved in Lotus 1-2-3 (a hugely popular PC spreadsheet) or Maxiplan formats. Most good spreadsheets will save their data out in these formats, so you can then import it into ProCalc.
The in I Many users have contacted us asking how the programs start up default settings can be changed. How can the currency be set to pounds instead of dollars, the screen type and resolution etc. These are all set via ToolTypes. Found by clicking once on the program icon and then on the Information menu in Workbench. The various tooltypes are: Screentype=xxx Here you can set the default screen type. To load the program in Productivity mode, for example, type in SCREENTYPE = PRODUCT.
Others include SUPER, SUPERLACE, PRO- DUCTLACE, WORKBENCH. INTERLACE, and CUSTOM.
Currency=£ This tells the program to use the £ symbol as the default currency sign. Two characters can be used: eg £, $ . DM.
Database city And now for something slightly differ- ent: ProCalc's database capabilities.
Although ProCalc is a spreadsheet it also serves as a database program. You can build a database of text or numerical entries, sort them, find specific records using complex search patterns and even extract particular records.
To use ProCalc as a database load the program as normal and create a new spreadsheet. Each line down the page is a new record, whilst each cell across represents a field in that record.
The cells at the top of the spreadsheet holds the field names. In our example I've created a database of people, correlating their ages, and hair colour.
We need to tell ProCalc that this data forms a database. Highlight the cells from the top cell to the bottom right-hand cell including the first row containing the field name row. Click on the menu Data Define Database and give it a name of up to 15 characters.
This is the name ProCalc will use to refer to your database.
We can now try out some of the sophisticated database handling capabilities. To sort the database move the cursor to one of the three columns and click on Data Sort Database. You'll now see the data rearrange with the data sorted into order according to data in that column. Try moving to another column and sorting it again and see how it changes.
You can also set up a selection criteria to pick out just records that match Fastrefresh = xxx This can be one of two settings. 'ON' or 'OFF'.
If 'ON' is used the windows will update quicker but more chip memory is needed. 'OFF' is slower but requires less memory.
Numlock = Off This turns the Numlock mode off making the numeric keypad operate as cursor keys.
Eurodate=True Dates are in European format (08-June-95) a particular search pattern. In our case we want to find all records of people under 15 years. Move the cursor A10 and type in ‘Age'. In A11 type ’= 15'.
This tells ProCalc that our search will check just the field 'Age' and compare all records to the formula we've given, in this case are they less than 15.
Highlight cells A10 and A11 and click on the Data Define Criteria menu and give it a name, 'above 15' for example.
Got some queries with ProCalc?
You've come to the right page. And there's a whistle stop tour of the database functions here too!
Now select Data Select Database and Data Select Criteria and select the database and search criteria names you've created - this is In case we'd created multiple databases or search patterns. Click on the Data Find menu and the cursor will move to the first record that matches this pattern. Press Shift-FI to find the next or click on the menu option again. When no more can be found the message, 'I couldn't find any more records' will be displayed.
Try experimenting with the other database commands using similar techniques and see what else you can make it do. If you get stuck don't worry, next month we'll look at the others in more detail.
S3&l*IS£EPram If you’ve got ProCalc and ProDraw from our coverdisks you'll be pleased to know you can export graphs from ProCalc to use in ProDraw To do this create a graph as normal and then save it as a 'Draw' format file. You'll then be able to load it into ProDraw as a clip file.
If you have any further queries write to: ProCalarama. CU Amiga Magazine, Priory Court 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R. 3AU. ¦ Andy Leaning his month we see a slight change to the style of the regular buyers guide page. In previous issues this column has looked at the financial side of buying: interest charges, warranty cover, discounts and the like. From now on however we’ll be answering some of the most common questions posed by those looking to buy certain products. This month we kick off the series with a look at that most hottest of peripherals - the CD drive.
A quick glance through the pages of CU Amiga Magazine revealed there were at least ten different CD drive models being advertised, with prices starting from just under £200. So how do you know which is best for you?
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O Overall winner Perhaps the most common question we are asked is "which is the best CD drive available?" This is a tricky one. As it really depends on Jargon explained Double Quad Speed: These terms relate to the speed of the CD drive. Original drives (single speed) transferred roughly 150k of data per second. Then along came double speed drives, 300k per second and recently quad speed models, 612k per second have started to appear.
SCSI: Small Computer Systems Interface. A type of interface used to connect CD-ROM drives and other storage devices. SCSI interfaces allow up to seven devices to be attached at once, and are typically faster than IDE based drives. The Squirrel and Power Computing models are SCSI based.
IDE: Integrated Drive Electronics. Another type of interface used to connect hard drives and CD-ROM units to computers. IDE is slower but also cheaper than SCSI.
ISO 9660: The name of a common format for CD discs.
If a disc is IS09660 format you'll be able to see the files on it and read them - PC and many Mac CD discs are in this format so you'll be able to read them from your Amiga.
Your particular requirements, and budget. However, in the tests we've carried out here, the Power Computing CD drive came out tops. It’s not the fastest, but offers good all round performance for a very reasonable price.
Another question that frequently find its way into our post bag is "should I buy a hard drive or a CD drive?” The two drives are fundamentally different in many respects and can’t really be compared side by side. As it happens they both play off each other, with the hard drive offering advantages over the CD drive and vice versa.
Unlike a hard drive, a CD drive can't store data or programs you've created. Each disc can only contain what the manufacturer put on it. However, you can save anything you like onto a hard drive.
The reverse of this is that data on Cds is permanent and can’t be erased, lost or easily destroyed.
With a hard drive you can delete files, crash the disk, or format it and [ose everything by accident.
Another difference and an often misunderstood one at that, is that CD drives improve the quality of your Amiga’s sound. This isn’t because adding a CD drive enhances the Amiga's audio capabilities. Instead the drive has its own sound circuitry and can play back normal music Cds, and it does so at a higher quality, than the Amiga's audio electronics allow. The (music) soundtracks to most CD games are played directly from 16 bit CD audio tracks, and sound better than standard 8 bit Amiga music. However, sound effects still need to come from the Amiga's internal audio hardware.
In this case, all the Amiga is doing is playing a normal audio CD track.
The same kind of thing is true when it comes to graphics. Many CD games have swish intro sequences with pre-rendered graphics or full motion video - Road Kill. Alien Breed Tower Assault etc. This is not made possible because a CD drive adds sophisticated polygon rendering hardware (if only!) But rather it can play back long, complex animations directly from the CD without constant disc swops. Games developers add such animations to the front of their games to add atmosphere and make the games look better.
Games compatibility The other big question that keeps cropping up concerns games compatibility: will the various CD drives allow you to run CD32 games? Without testing each individual title this is nearly impossible to answer. Most Amiga CD software should work on any Amiga with a CD drive attached, but life is never that simple. Programmers tend to take advantage of the hardware specific to particular models of Amigas, so a CD32 game will take advantage of the Aiko chip that’s only found in that machine, whilst A1200 programmers will use the AGA chipset that isn’t in the A600 or A500.
This means that while a CD drive on an Amiga may load the software, unless it has some way of emulating the hardware of others it may not be able to play the games.
On the Zappo and Power drives the developers have tried to emulate the custom chip in the CD32 and provide this compatibility. However, because it’s a software emulation it’s not fully compatible. So far the Power drive and Squirrel based CD drives seem more compatible with CD32 games than the Zappo drive. We hope to bring you a complete list of CD32 titles compatible with all CD drives shortly.
That’s it for June (who’s she?).
Next month we’ll be looking at modems to help you join the digital revolution - stay wired. ¦ Andy Leaning it was blurred, and then embossed, with Greyscale turned on. This led to a stone carving kind of effect fetiss For the foreground, a close- cropped head-shot of the alien was chosen to add impact to the image. Simply overlaying it on top of the stone-effect picture would be OK. But having the creature seeming to erupt out of the screen is much more startling.
The alien picture was loaded ArabthranMdewas picture into tha asad ta cat the aiaa scene, as if it’s rippiag through Graphics Ma Discover the secrets of professional image composition. This month Photogenics is the main tool.
As the secondary image. To get it in exactly the right position the Compos? Option was used Photogen c's Image menu which presents you with a wireframe representation of the secondary picture which is on top of your existing screen.
Careful positioning of the frame handles gets the picture in the right spot and then activating Blend In from the Compose menu allows you to merge the two drawings together. This is dependent on the brush and mode settings, so using a small brush gives you tighter control.
Using the right mouse button restores the main image, whilst the left 'uncovers' the new one.
This made it possible to follow the lines of the alien's head and draw out ragged scratch-like rips on the original stone effect picture.
The beauty of Photogenics is that if you make a mistake at this stage, you can always correct it by either Undo-ing your work, or using the mouse to brush back the original areas of the image. The outline was tidied up using the RubThru mode and freehand fill tool.
After fixing the changes, a shadow to the right of the emerging head was drawn using black paint with a 60% transparency, and the filled freehand tool. You On order lo recreate the final picture some work needed to be carried out first on the background image, a sketch of an alien drawn by. Giger (the well-known Amiga artist see box out for more details). This original image was too strong to be used as a background, so it was put through a few Photogenics processes, first A He it ia anlar ta give the aliaa more ot a 3D look. A This magnified view shews haw the shadow is a shadow was added
beneath the head aa tha right- nude, asiag a highly transparent version af Hack.
H»d side. Aad tha filled freehand tool.
A The above carved stone oHoct was created by passiag the ortgiaal pencil drawiag through an emboss process.
Giger's face Giger’s face started out as a monochrome mugshot. Before being loaded into Photogenics. It was cleaned up a little with Deluxe Paint and bent slightly to give the impression of a mask.
It was then loaded into I Photogenics as a secondary image Once again the Compose function was used to combine it with the main image, but this time the Brightness key feature was also used to automatically strip out the black background parts of the face image.
A shadow was added to the right of the head, to make it appear raised from the stony surface Then, using Tan colour and ! Tint mode with 50% transparen- . The face was colourised to arate it even further from the t background.
Adding text [ Text in Photogenics is more corticated than it should be; you ve to create it as a separate ge. Then incorporate it into ur work. From the Open as Other menu, select Text and ose your font, then enter ur text.
The first text item was ’Alien ds and after applying the blur to soften the edges it was I green and fixed.
Compose allows you not only place the text perfectly, but to re-size it. Which is useful i you're working with differ- t sized original images. The t was blended using the itness key. So that although it lined green, it took on the I «e».CTM»|inili|i.rilM. .....
• mt, * to Cm*** Mi ¦ em unearthly glow associated with the
Alien lifestyle.
The other text item is more subtle; I wanted the name Giger to be semi-hidden - not obvious until the picture was studied. The effect I hit on was a kind of stain on the stonework - as if blood had seeped into the absorbent rock.
This was achieved by writing the text as normal, but then applying the Gaussian Blur to it. This takes an age but it feathers the image tremendously so it takes on a soft-edged look. The higher the setting, the more ephemeral the finished image. A setting of nine was used in this case.
Then the text was tinted with a ruby-red colour and rotated it through 90 degrees before composing it on the right of the main picture, using the Brightness key again.
In hindsight, perhaps it's a bit too subtle for a printed image, but anyone taking the trouble to look at the picture closely will be rewarded by the connection.
Roughing it up The image is getting there but it looks to clean - untouched by the ravages of time and the Alien race. To give an aged and battered look, the filled freehand tool was used with a black ink selected, to take out bites of the main picture
- chunks which have fallen out.
What better background to show through these holes than Photogenics' Plasma loader?
Again, this takes an age to compute on an A1200. But once done you can save it for future use. It is accessed from the Load as Other Plasma menu item and draws the most electrifYing range of colours which blend and meld into each other like a volcanic rainbow.
Once the Plasma had rendered, it was moved into the secondary slot on the bot- tom’tool bar by clicking and dragging its icon, then composed. As the plasma was rendered in exactly the same screen proportions as the main image, it blended in without any re-sizing. Using the missing black chunks I'd drawn and Fixed before as a guide. I traced around them in filled freehand RubThru mode to uncover’ the plasma screen in the right areas.
Note especially how uncovering the Plasma under the creature's jaw has helped create an illusion of background uniformity throughout the drawing.
The zoom function came in handy for touching up small areas around the jagged edges, and then a click on the Fix button and the image was complete.
Next month, in our final expert guide we'll be using Forrest Gump as the role model and will be showing you how to create various 'fake' pictures which depict seemingly realistic events (ie Forest Gump meeting President Reagan) by combining lots of images. ¦ Peter Lee HR Giger HR Giger. Probably the leading artist of the fantastic, was born in Chur.
Switzerland in 1940. Son of a chemist he studied architecture and industrial design at the College of Arts and Crafts in Zurich, where he still lives now.
It was his spray- gun stencil designs for Ridley Scott's Alien movie which brought him fame and the 1980 Oscar for Best Achievement for Visual Effects.
The computer game Darkseed features digitised versions of his illustrations.
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Video Ideas O Try these settings Here are two more animations that can be created using Dpainfs Move or Brilliance's I Tweening functions, in much the same way as described in the Go Bang! Panel. The main difference with these two is that the whole title Is moved as one I item, instead of each letter individually. This makes rendering the animation a lot quicker and easier.
The settings for each animation are included here, so that you can replicate them both. Play them back using Ping Pong mode in Dpaint or reverse play if you have Brilliance.
POP-lIP TITLES Go with a bang!
Fading to black is an easy way to end your productions, but it’s not exactly dynamic. Why not go out with a bang? Here's how you can create the sequence below using Dpaint 1 Set up a blank animation of 60 frames 2 Choose a nice big font and enter the text Go Bang!' On the first frame.
3. Cut out the letter G from the text and carefully delete it by
lining up the cut out brush directly over the original
on-screen letter, and clicking the right mouse button. This
right mouse click serves as a position marker for the
forthcoming Move operation.
4 Select Move from the Animation menu.
5 Enter some random numbers in each of the six main boxes. The numbers you enter in the top row will define how far your brush will move in the three axes (x, y and z). The numbers in the lower three boxes are the angles in degrees at which tha brush will rotate.
6 In the box marked Count, enter the number of frames you want the movement to take place over (60 in this case), 7 In the box marked Ease In, enter a value of 10. Or thereabouts. This will gradually accelerate the movement of the brush over the first 10 frames, which helps to give a more fluid and less robotic movement The Ease Out box works in the same way, subtly decelerating the movement at the end of Ihe animation. In this case we only want to use Ease In.
8 Click on Preview and you'll see a wireframe representation of your brush being moved according to the settings you entered. This allows you to tweak the settings to get exactly the movement you're after. As the letters are supposed to look like they're exploding away from the centre of the screen, precise alterations aren't really necessary here 9 When you're happy with it. Dick on the button marked Draw. The brush will now be drawn into each frame, with the movements and rotations calculated automatically.
10. Once it’s finished drawing, play the animation to check its
progress.
11 Now go back to step three and repeat the process with each letter, experimenting with different values in the move requester (keeping the same value in the Count box).
12. Move to the first frame of the animation, and add an extra 10
frames. Move to the last frame and do the same again. This
will add a slight delay at the start and finish of the
animation to help you cue it up when recording to video tape
Dynamic titling We show you how to jump start your credits
and titles with some groovy animation sequences.
Here's a lot more to video titling than scrolling text. Use your imagination, or just nick our ideas, and your credits | and captions can jump into life Deluxe Paint and Brilliance are both excellent for creating eye-catching animations from previously drab text. Here are some examples.
A Ifcii scquenci Mat aaatiala4 Mithaal tba a Uila| IpaM't Hm rttatstat tack lattat caa A tin iipMinf letters li i aaal May •( aiit«| A ln yat'va m ticaaa u m tbit ttinf tM kactkraf. Mfcick Mai aMt law • |taa a luiU ralii moM. at heal tba sulk titlts. Witk a kil o( aitia apace lake la Mack n»t aa al tba tek al raar Man Fading up from black This effec* oase*4 *nooth. And is very easy to achieve. In the final result. Ro. Mirr word of the title fade up from invisible black to ww* cna me other. You need to work backwards for this one. Fow a** an to try it out yourself.
1. Select a ue*A -"oda mat has eight or 16 colours (this will
help conserve -*w. Sal up a range of eight colours that fades
from black to w***
2. Select your IM and enter the required text onto the screen
using a
3. Now oe*v» me -ur-*er of frames in the animation to 60. If
using Dpaint. Se-ec* annt - Set Number from the Anim menu. If
using Brilliance oce or me arsvnation icon, then the Set
button. This will copy m* xgra screen into the following 59
fames.
4. Move :: ra an M one frame of the animation, and select the
lightest s-haO* c* gre» as the ink colour (the one next to
white). Fill all of the eceo r me lest word with this shade of
grey,
5. Move to the srwoe frame, select the next darkest shade of grey
in the oaecte and ha the letters of the last word with this
cok**
6. Move pace arcner ‘rame. And fill the last word with the next
darkest s'-xsc : Continue this process until you get to the
black cotma n me paette fill the word again, which will have
the effect of daMng • together It's a good idea to turn up the
brightness on your nonaor sMe you do this, so that you can
see the darker shades of grey
7. Repeat th :-:ess for each word, remembering to delete previ
ously faded o.c nords n each frame as you go.
8. Finally you .v * the first word with black, and be left with
an empty screen Nmr dedicate the first and last frames by
about 10 frames each to gne you a short 'run in' and 'run out'
delay.
9. Play the arvmanon.
Alternative software Adorage 1.81 was given away with the April 1994 issue of CU Amiga Magazine, and Version 2.0E is the latest release. It makes smooth animations and wipes from IFF images, and is perfect for adding impact to your credits and titles.
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VideoTracker 1.2 and 2.0 AGA were included on the June and November 1994 issues of CU Amiga Magazine respectively.
Version 2.0 has a routine called Picture Wipe, which is ideal for sliding text and title pages on and off the screen in a number of interesting ways, and it works in realtime too. So it won’t take up acres of disk space.
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0 What's on the menu tonight?
Anything you want if you follow this month's menu configuration tutorial for Directory Opus.
Directory Opus Oes. I'll have a number
17. Two 24s and a 34 please. Oh, sorrv that was the order for the
Chinese I had last night! Hang on while I rummage through my
pockets for the other bit of paper with menus on it. Ah,
here it is, the Dopus menu configurations.
Following on closely from the last couple of months, we finish off the configuration tutorials with a walk through guide to changing the program menus.
All of the configuration options work in a similar manner and the menus are no different. If you've worked your way through either the April or May tutorials you should be able to change menus with your eyes shut (almost)!
Coming soon!
By now you should be more than a little familiar with the workings of Dopus and its configuration program. From next month we'll be looking at some of the real world uses you can put the program to and showing how to use it in combination with other popular utilities to make using your Amiga simpler, faster and more efficient.
Start off as normal by loading the program and selecting the Configure menu option, then click on the Menus button. You'll now see the various menus appear in the middle of the screen. From here you can change existing options, create new ones, sort them into alphabetical order or delete them. Using the Tools menu you can also change their colour.
Along the bottom of this screen you'll see a range of buttons that allow you to define the type of change to the menus you'll be making. Click on Insert Item and then click on a menu item. A new blank menu line will be inserted on the line before this.
In the example here I clicked on the Configure line. From here click on the Paint mode under the Tools menu and then click on the new empty line.
Put into action A familiar window will appear allowing you to define the actions for your new menu. This is the same as the configuration windows for buttons and works in just the same way. At the top you enter the text that will appear in the menu bar. Here you can also set the foreground and background colour of the menu bar.
Below this is a field for entering the keyboard short cut for the menu item. And finally below this are the fields to let you set the action of the menu item. Like buttons these can be AmigaDos commands. Programs, built-in Dopus commands and Arexx macros.
Rather than reinventing the wheel let's create a menu option for running the AmigaDos text editor that we made a button for in the April issue. In the menu name field type in something like 'Editor'. Next up we need to inform the program what commands it should carry out when you click on the menu option.
New entry Click on the button labelled New Entry. As before, another button to the right and below this button will be enabled. Here we set the type of command to be used, so click on the new button until, it shows 'AmigaDos. As we’re creating a menu command to launch an AmigaDos program.
Next, click on the magnifying glass next to this. All being well you'll see a requester allowing you to choose the AmigaDos program to be used. If you'd selected a Workbench or Arexx type command you'd now chose one of these instead, but either way you'll see a requester allowing you to pick the program to use. Change the directory to 'Sysx -. Click on the Ed utility and select OK.
The next thing to do is click on 8iPrStt?rv As we went to press we were informed that Directory Opus version 5 is finally available. This is the long awaited update to the version that was cover mounted on the February 1995 issue of CU Amiga Magazine.
It's available from Wizard Developments on 01322 272908.
The button containing the two curly brackets ' }'. This lets you pass the names of selected files and directories to the program, finally we tell Dopus what to do before and after the program is run. Again these are the same as when using buttons, and allow you to do things like open a CU window and move the Dopus window to the front etc. These are selected by clicking once on the scrolling list of items next to the word 'Flags'.
Now click on OK and the following OK buttons until you return to the main Dopus working screen. Move the mouse pointer up to the menus, find your new menu line and click on it. The Editor will now load up and run.
You've now mastered the three adding and changing commands in Dopus. Using combinations of these three you should be able to get Dopus performing almost every operation you can do from Workbench and a few more for good measure, Have a go and see what you can get it to do. ¦ Andy Leaning 53“' J3 S _ J l- mm i-Lian.vm U-W n« i w*wr""’i SUM Mwl I A Raw tfca aaw aati, il aaaraB aaO craaleb. Oar* wiU laaB »t ia*iDai tart aOrtat wmSBk ProDraw Impressed with ProDraw, our May '95 cover disk? Yes. Then you'll be amazed as we reveal the secrets of this superb package in a series of tutorials.
N ©ne of the great things about ProDraw is that you don't need to be a particularly talented artist to create impressive pictures with it.
It's so easy to use, you can construct curves, squares and circles just be pulling comer points around - the lines that form the shapes change to fit around the new corner point locations. Because you're not drawing every pixel, and hand drawing every curve, it's far easier to create impressive looking artwork, even if you've got the artistic skill of a drunk chimpanzeel But in order to do so you need a good understanding of how the program works and how the various drawing tools can be used. So over the next few months we'll be looking at this.
Each month we'll be take a particular program function and use it to create an effect.
Doing so will hopefully show you not just how that function works, but also give you lots of ideas to help you create new and exciting artwork.
This month we boot up the series with a look at the Clone function to create a seashell effect.
Seashore ProDraw with First turn the Snap-to-grid mode on. This is found in the Preferences requester. Set the distance to .5" for both X and Y dimensions. Now draw a square of 1" by 1" in size, using the grid snapping feature. Having drawn the square, select it and then double click on the Null Pointer Tool and enter the coordinates 3 by 4 A1200 Compatibility!
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Now call up the Clone requester from the Object menu. The Clone function duplicates an object but changes the object in the process.
The next time the object is cloned the changes are made again, allowing complex shapes to be built up. In this case we re going to rotate and move the square around a central location. And shrink it a little as well. The net result of these changes will be a seashell effect.
In the requester enter X and Y offsets of .1" and .2". This will move each new square across .1 of an inch and vertically .2 of an inch. Next enter a resizing factor of 99 and
99. Which reduces the square's size by 1% each time.
Now we set the centre of rotation to 3.5“ and 4.5" respectively. This is the centre of the square we drew and positioned earlier. Finally give it an angle of 5 degrees, and again give it a central rotation point of 3.5" and 4.5". If this is confusing change the requester to reflect the contents of the requester shown in the screen shot seen here. Now click on the OK button and you'll see the square duplicated, but also rotated and moved Now press Shift and Tab. Each time you press these keys the clone operation will be carried out using the settings entered in the Clone requester. Do this lots
of times and notice how the duplicated squares rotate, resize and move each time, slowly building up a spiral effect. Continue to do this until you've created a large spiral like the one seen here.
Let's form a group make some Spirals Next click on the Group Selection tool and drag a box around all of the objects. Now it's time to add a little colour to our spiral. Select Gradient Fill from the Attributes menu. Set the start fill colour to yellow and click on the OK button.
Finally unselect all the objects and turn the Wireframe mode off to see your seashell drawn in glorious colour.
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TONY HORGAN Yes, it was tough being raised by bits of metal but it paid off. Look where I am now.
SCSI confusion Plug-in hardware of any kind: scanners, disk drives etc. Answers to queries on particular pieces of software.
Music, sampling, MIDI and anything that makes a really loud noise.
Miscellaneous tools to keep your Amiga running smoothly.
I am new to the Amiga and have run into a few problems that I hope you can help me with.
My first query is about SCSI Interfaces. I want to use them but they have me a bit confused.
From what I can gather. SCSI Interfaces can be used in either the PCMCIA slot or in the trapdoor for accelerators etc. Can you explain the difference between drivers, interfaces and devices?
Continuing on the subject of interfaces, if I choose to get the interface to use in the trapdoor, would it be possible to get the Blizzard 1220 4 Turbo with the interface plugs required and then, at a later date, get a hard drive with plugs that could use the same controller?
Lastly, on the subject of interfaces. Would it be possible to make my Zappo CD-ROM SCSI compatible? Should I get the interface for my PCMCIA slot?
Form-feeds, page-breaks, preferences and lots lots more!
Monitors. Tvs.
Modulators, screen-modes and all that stuff.
I also have a problem with picture reception on my TV. Since I got my computer the picture has never been great. I thought that it might be interference from other electrical things in my room so I tried switching them all off but to no avail. I tried changing the settings but that didn't do any good either. Do you think that there could be something wrong with my computer or could it be outside interference?
| Pixels, sprites, animation, pictures. In one small word: graphics.
Spreadsheets, databases, organisers, accounts ...
S. Stewart Hull l4 What a lot of questions. Interfaces are the
electronics that convert the signals from the Amiga into
signals that can be understood by the devices plugged into it.
To attach a SCSI compatible hard drive to your Amiga you'll
need a circuit that converts the Save and Load instructions
from your Amiga into something the SCSI hard drive will
understand. Drivers are the software bit that tells your Amiga
how to communicate with the hardware and interfaces connected.
If you add new hardware you’ll need new drivers so the Amiga can communicate with the new stuff.
Not everything fits into a pigeonhole, but anything you like fits in here.
The otjly reason you’d have a SCSI interface is to use a SCSI device. Having a SCSI interface on its own is a bit pointless. However, if you purchased a Blizzard card with a SCSI interface there’s no reason why you couldn’t attach a suitable SCSI hard drive in future.
There's no way to adapt the Zappo CD drive to SCSI. You’re far better off with the Power drive instead. Tell them we sent you. See the next Utter for some ideas on your TV interference.
The fuzz Please help me.
Something's interfering with my Amiga. When I connect it to my TV all I get is a fuzz, although it worked previously on a friend's 1084 monitor. I saved up for several months to get it and it doesn't work. Please help me, otherwise I've wasted all my money.
John Priory Liverpool I'd try fine tuning the TV. Another thought that springs to mind is central heating [strange boy - EdJ. If the interference only happens from time to time it might be the electrical signals generated by the central healing when it comes on, or any other timed electrical systems in your house.
Two choices r-rv I own an A1200 with a 60Mb hard ' drive and a PC 1208 with 33MHz FPU and 4Mb RAM. I am thinking of buying a CD-ROM drive and would like some advice on which one to buy so that it will not conflict with my current hardware.
It's a toss up between the Power Computing CD-ROM and the Zappo. Is it true that both of these are CD32 compatible? Also is the the HiSoft Squirrel SCSI Interface able to run CD32 games with a suitable CD drive? If so what drive would I need?
Last of all. Will you. In further issues, be reporting as to whether CD32 games will be compatible with CD-ROMs?
Ian Topp Bolton We reviewed both the Squirrel and Power CD drive in the April issue, giving both the coveted CU Amiga Magazine Superstar award. Both will run many CD32 games. After testing the Power drive we found it to be better than the Zappo drive and have no hesitation in recommending Power Computing's model. We are looking into reporting compatibility of CD games with CD drives, however until Zappo see fit to send us their drive this is difficult.
S. c _ . R. I have an A1200 and I'm thinking W about getting a
¦fcTgyyTjp. Spectrum emula- tor for my Spectrum games.
Please could you let me know how I go about transferring the games from tape to disk?
Richard Lewis Gwynedd Full details of how it’s done are giving in the instructions that come with the various emulators. Each works in its own way. A common method is to load the games from tape via a sound sampler and then save them out onto disk. Others require the building of custom AMIGA hardware. Either way it’s great fun playing those old games.
Hard up Recently I sold my A600HD and Bought an A1200HD and have been happy with my decision thus far My one problem is that when switching it on it firstly asks for a floppy to be installed and I have to reboot to get the Workbench to load from hard drive Although this is a piffling thing and only takes a few seconds to overcome. I would prefer it not to ask. Is it possible on an A1200? The startup sequence seems to be in order.
Nicholaa Carr Eastbourne There are two possible answers.
Firstly Workbench hasn't been correctly installed on the hard drive. To get around this insert your original Workbench 3 disks and run the install program. If after this you're still experiencing problems then you’ve probably got an IBM hard drive. There's nothing wrong with this, it just takes a few seconds to start up. During the time it's starting up your Amiga has already has a look and sensed no hard drive present and so asks you for the boot disk. This should only happen when you first turn the Amiga on each day.
AGAA600 ®1. Which is the best method of resetting the Amiga, holding down the two Amiga keys and the Ctrl key or switching it off and on again?
2. Is it possible to upgrade the A600 to the AGA 1200 or make the
A600 AGA compatible?
3. I have a Panasonic colour printer. When I boot the Amiga from
Workbench the printer will not print, but it will print when
the machine is booted with a different disk. What am I doing
wrong?
Larry Quinn Co. Louth We recommend using the keyboard lo reset the Amiga. This puls less strain on the circuitry inside it, with none of the power surges that can occur by turning the machine on and off.
However this won't always wipe everything from memory (viruses for example) or recover from serious crashes. You may need to turn it off via the power switch in these cases.
There’s no way lo upgrade an A600 to an AI200. Your best bet is to seUyour A600 and buy an AI200. As to the printer problem, your Workbench disk has drivers on it to control the printer, and these aren 7 present on your other disks. You'll need to copy the libraries and drivers from your Workbench disks to these other disks and then boot from them for it to work.
Secondhand games ®We got a secondhand A500 at Christmas. We have a few games but cant afford to buy new ones. Do you know anywhere on the south coast that sells secondhand games as we can only find places that do SNES games?
Also, could you tell me the best way of cleaning my computer?
Jonathon Bailay Bournemouth We don’t know of any particular company who sells secondhand games, but car boot sales are often a good place to look, as are jumble sales and small computer dealers.
You can regularly clean your Amiga with a small soft brush, to remove dust and other air-bound dirt. More serious dirt can be cleaned up using a non-abrasive house hold cleaner, but avoid any openings, such as the disk drive and interface ports.
Spare processors I have decided that my A1200 is
* not fast enough and to buy a Blizzard accelerator. While
thinking of this, I wondered what would happen to my 020
processor. I know that the 030 accelerator would take over
automatically but it seemed a waste of a perfectly good
processor. To have it sitting there doing nothing would be a
shame Is there any way of using it as an additional processor
which carries out specific tasks and is there any software
that will do this?
Paul Palmar Essex Unfortunately you have little choice.
The accelerator upgrades don 7 physically replace your existing processor, but instead lake over from it completely. Even though you have a perfectly good CPU sitting idle, you'd be hard pressed to find someone willing to buy the old one off you, and if you could they wouldn 7 pay much for it.
Fallen pound I have been using the excellent ProCalc coverdisk since it appeared on the November issue. Can you tell me how to change the default currency setting from USA $ to British £ I assume this is possible as your April tutorial is using a £ rather than a $ .
G Ritchards Liverpool We've got lots of suggestions, like John Major resigning for starters, but these won’t help you much (and this is a computer mag anyway ...). In anfwer to your particular problem with pound signs, you can set the default currency using the icon’s TooTTypes. Add or change the string CURRENCY**’ in the Information requester for the ProCalc icon in Workbench.
Alternatively start ProCalc from the CU using a command line 'Procalc -c£’. Other command line options will be covered in our monthly ProCalc tutorials in the not so distant future.
1. Please could you give me any information on being a systems
analyst or systems programmer as that is what I want to be
when I grow up. I have some knowledge of BASIC and have
bought Complete Amiga C. It actually teaches you how to
program in Pascal and then in C. Is Pascal much different from
Basic? Many of my friends say that Pascal is rubbish. Is this
true?
Mohammed Saeed Keighley Contact your local technical college and ask about City and Guilds courses in this area. Pascal is a more disciplined language than Basic, and is more rigid in its structure. For this reason it’s used by many educational establishments as it’s good for leaning the fundamentals of structured programming.
However, due its rigid structure it is all that suitable for interactive environments (games, GUI etc) and has lost favour in the 'microcomputer' market.
If you go on a systems analysis course the chances are you’ll end up leaning Pascal, Cobol, C and other languages.
Corrupted ®l recently had a hard drive installed on my A1200 but a number of disks don't load. They come on screen as DF0??? And when I double click on them, it says the icon has no default tool. I tried altering the DosDnver but that has no effect. Also, what is the best way. If any, to run my PC packages like Lotus 123 on my A1200?
David Scobia Perth If the disks appear on your Workbench screen as DF0777 they are either faulty, games disks or not Amiga disks. Whatever the case, it's unlikely you'll be able to install them on your hard drive. To run PC based programs on the Amiga you’ll need something that emulates PC hardware -try PC Task from Emerald Creative tel: 0181 715 8866.
Grabbed I have a standard Amiga 1200 without any upgrades and have tried to use the PD utility Quickgrab on autobooting disks without success. Is it possible to use Quickgrab with autobooting disks and if so. How?
D Spalding Lowestoft Quickgrab is a PD utility takes a snapshot picture of the current Workbench screen. You need to gel access to Workbench for Quickgrab to work. If your disks autoboot, but have Workbench on them you can use it by copying the program lo the disks, pulling it in the WBStartup drawer.
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¦ CL What is H7 AmigaDOS can be a minefield of a problems but not any more.
Frequently Asked Questions B V. AmigaDOS is a 'disk operating system', the Amiga equivalent of MS-DOS on the IBM- PC. The PC’s graphical user interface runs 'on top' of MS-DOS, whilst on the Amiga it runs alongside AmigaDOS.
¦ Q. What use Is it?
¦ A. From Workbench 2 onwards, almost all the file and disk management you need to perform can be handled from the Workbench display with pull-down menus and hot keys. However, there are still situations when opening a 'Shell' and entering AmigaDOS commands by hand is essential. In any case, some users prefer using the Shell and find it quicker and more flexible.
B Q. How do I use it?
Ul A. To enter AmigaDOS commands you need to open a Shell window. The Shell is held in the System drawer, but is so useful many people use the Workbench 'Leave out’ menu option to have it permanently on the screen for when they need it.
Clicking on the icon opens up the special Command Line Interface (CLI) called a Shell. From here you can type commands and see their results. You can open many Shell windows at once if you desire. The Shell has many tricks for making AmigaDOS easier to use. Such as pressing the up arrow key to redisplay the last command typed.
There are also different Shells available that were not written by Commodore. One of the best is KinCON which automatically tries to finish your filenames, and keeps a record of everything displayed in the Shell window. KingCON is available from any PD library.
¦ Q- Whare can I get the documentation?
BA. If you have an A1200 then unfortunately none was supplied (a small booklet came with the A4000). Bruce Smith Books series "Mastering AmigaDOS, volumes 1.2 and 3" do the job.
You can get information on most commands by typing them into a Shell window, followed by a question mark (eg. Copy ?j.
B Q_ What sort of command! Can I enter?
B A. The most useful commands are 'cd' for change directory, and ’dir' for displaying a list of the files contained within the current directory. Both can be used with device names (eg. Dir df1:).
B CL Why does it seem so slow?
B A. If you are using the Amiga with only a floppy disk drive, AmigaDOS will appear to crawl. This is because many of the commands are stored on disk in the C: directory and need to be loaded before they can be used.
Later versions of Workbench come with some of these commands built into the ROM (enter 'resident' to see which ones). You can speed things up with any version of Workbench by manually making certain commands resident (loading them into a special place in RAM). To do this, enter: resident command in a Shell window, replacing the word 'command' with the name of the command you want to make resident. This is handy on systems with just one floppy drive. With a hard drive. AmigaDOS is much quicker than a floppy-only system.
Table of useful DOS commands Command Purpose Example assign Set up an alternative device assign John: dfO: assign List devices assign avail Display free memory avail cd Change Directory cd dfO: copy Copy a file or direction copy ram:john dfO: dir Directory listing dir ram: ad Edit (or create) text file ed ram:test endshell Shut down the current CU endshell execute Process file like input execute ram:test format Prepare a disk for use format drive dfO:name Brian quick ffs noicons info Display useful facts info info Display facts on a device info dfO: list Display a list of files list dfO:
newshell Open up another Shell newshell makedir Create a new directory makedir ram:Charlie resident List commands "built in" resident resident Add a new command • resident c:dir pure run Start command in background run dir dfO:
* Note: many c pure' keyword is included.
This is bscauss not all commands will work raliably under multitasking conditions when made resident. They can always be copied to RAM disk Instead B QL What exactly are device names?
B A. Every disk drive on the Amiga has at least one device name. The name is a sequence of letters, or numbers or both, ending with a colon (”;"). For example, the internal floppy disk drive is called dfO: and the RAM disk (which is always present whether you use it or not) is called ram:.
So for exqmple. To see the list of files on a floppy disk, open a Shell and enter: dir dfO: Using 'Assign' you can temporarily create your own names and refer to them instead. Sometimes the devices are not 'real* (such as the RAM disk), and sometimes a single physical device (a single hard drive for example) contains more than one device (Work: and Workbench: for example).
BQ. Can I use several commands at once?
H A. Yes. Precede each command with run. For example: run dir dfO: run dir ram: B CL Can I use batch files like on a PC?
B A. Any text file (for example one created with the AmigaDOS program 'Ed') can be used as a batch (or script) file: in other words, the text in the file will be treated as though it was entered at the keyboard.
To start the file working, either use the 'execute' command like this: execute my_text_file or set one of the the text file's special status bits with the ’protect' command like this: protect my_text_file +S Now the text file is a script, and can be used by entering its name.
You can use this feature to make your own AmigaDOS commands.
One of the most important script files is the ‘startup-sequence’ which the Amiga automatically tries to execute when it is switched on, This file contains instructions which set up the way in which the Amiga operates and defines some assigned devices. Another important file is 'user-startup' which you can use to enter your own commands which you want to be executed every time the Amiga is switched on. It is similar to the WBStartup drawer on the Workbench. Both startup-sequence and user-startup are kept in the S: directory. ¦ John Kennedy Masterclass Those seemingly useless drawers in your
Ram Disk are in fact vital. Let us explain ... Of you have an Amiga with Workbench 3.1 (or Workbench 2), you may have noticed that three seemingly useless drawers always seem to appear in the Ram Disk.
You can check for them now: double click on the Ram Disk and select the "Show... All Files” option from the Window Workbench menu.
These drawers are set up by the Amiga's Workbench as it loads, and I have often been asked what purpose they serve. Why can’t these drawers simply be deleted to gain more free memory? Hopefully, after this Masterclass you'll see that the drawers in the Ram Disk are actually extremely useful and well worth keeping.
The first of these drawers is the T (for temporary) directory. Here programs occasionally store information that they need to keep track of. For example, if you use Directory Opus to run image viewing programs, it will often generate some data and store it in the T directory. The mail program Spot will keep text files in T whilst they are edited. AmigaDOS script files often open files in T whilst they work.
There is nothing to be gained by trying to delete this data or re-directing it to disk: it's stored in RAM simply to speed up operations.
It could be stored on disk instead but on a single-floppy system this could bring about a lot of tedious disk swopping and even on a hard drive system it would waste time. Another reason why T is located in RAM is because the information stored there isn't vital to national security by any means, and if the information is lost when the computer is switched off then no-one will cry too much.
Clipboards The second drawer is the Clipboard's directory.
Whenever you use Copy or Cut from a program, it should theoretically store whatever has been copied or cut in a special device called the Clipboard. For example, text editors should store the text cut or copied in the Clipboard. Again, it's a matter of speed and the non-vital nature of the data which makes the Ram Disk the perfect location. But with Clipboards comes the option to share the data between different programs. As data stored there should be kept in a standard format.
Unfortunately, not all programs use the Clipboard in the proper way (or at all), but those that do can be particularly useful. Often I find it a great time saver to snip text from an AmigaDOS Shell window and paste it into the text editor Cygnus Ed.
With a public domain utility such as PowerSnap it is even possible to paste into file requesters, which is incredibly useful if you have a very long path to try and retype several times.
If you keep watch in Clipboards, you won't often see any data actually appearing in the Clipboards directory itself, but if you do you will know what it's for and that deleting it probably isn't a good idea.
Environmental archives Probably the most interesting secret RAM drawer is the ENV directory. When the Amiga boots from floppy or hard disk into the Workbench, it has quite a lot of setting up to do, which is one reason it seems to take so long. At one point in the booting procedure, the ENV drawer is created in the Ram Disk.
Into this drawer is copied the entire contents of the ENVARC directory, which has been stored on the bootdisk in the path SYS: Prefs Env-Archive.
ENVARC stores vital information which the Amiga Workbench, and any other programs you may have installed, need to know when started. The Amiga will want to know which screen mode to use, the overscan preference settings, the chosen font, which printer, which colours to use ... all this information needs to be stored somewhere permanently or it would need to be re-set each time the Amiga is switched on.
Other programs will also need to store their various settings and ENVARC provides a neat and sensible way to keep track of all these settings. Each program creates its own drawer inside ENVARC and keeps all its own private data in there, where it knows it can count on it being stored. The program Iprefs in the startup-sequence looks at the ENV settings to make sure the Workbench is set up properly when the Amiga boots.
Revving it up For speed, the Workbench and other programs normally obtain their settings directly from the ENV directory. When you use a Preferences tool (such as Screenmode) you'll see two options: SAVE and USE. If you select USE, the changes in the settings are copied solely to the ENV drawer. This means the new settings will be available to any programs (or the Workbench) from that time onwards. However, switch the computer off and on again and the changes will be lost: this is because the changes were only stored in memory.
On the other hand, if you use the SAVE option, the settings are altered in ENV as before, but also in the ENVARC directory on the disk. So next time the computer is switched on. The settings are copied from ENVARC to ENV as usual and the new settings will be in operation.
This means that the USE option is very handy for testing out new preferences, because you can always be sure that to get back to normal all you need to do is reset the computer. Only the SAVE option will make the changes permanent.
If you look in your ENV drawer, you may find drawers which have names similar to your software. For example, I have a Mosaic directory in ENV, which contains my preferences for the Mosaic World Wide Web program. I also have drawers for AdPro, CEO and quite a few other programs: all were added automatically at the time the software was installed. It can be informative to look in this file: sometimes if you have deleted a program because you don’t use it anymore, you can reclaim some space by removing the entry from the ENVARC directory. Remember that deleting the files in ENV only won’t
actually do much, as next time the computer is reset the files will be copied back into memory. Only delete • a file when you are absolutely sure you don’t need it any more. If you are experimenting with AmiTCP and Internet software, you will soon collect a vast repertoire of files in your ENV drawer, and it pays to try and keep track of them all.
In ENV, look out for files such as Kickstart and Workbench. They are created at boot time and contain the release versions of the Amiga operating system in case any programs need to know what type of machine they are running on. Don’t bother deleting them: they only take up a few bytes anyway.
Add your own icons Other interesting information is kept in the ENV drawer. Have you ever wondered where the default settings for the Workbench icons are set? The images for all the Trashcan. Drawers. Disks and tools?
When a drawer is created from the Workbench, the icon used is copied from the image contained in ENV:Sys def_drawer.info. By saving your own image in this directory with this name, you can alter what happens when you create a new drawer.
The same is true for projects and other files: you can add your own icons by altering these default images. Try saving the ENV rather than the ENVARC version and then examining the RAM disk drawers to see how the finished drawers will appear.
Each disk can also have a unique icon associated with it. If you look at a directory listing of a hard drive partition, you might see an icon named disk.info, and this is the graphic displayed for the disk. Using IconEdit you can save your own image (which is how I get the comic characters to appear on my Workbench], Like any other icon, you can edit them and re-save them. This will mean that any subsequent drawers created will have the new graphic to go with them. The 'SAVE AS DEFAULT’ option in the Icon Editor program saves the new images to ENV and ENV as you would expect.
When saving icons you MUST remember to set their type correctly. You must ensure a disk icon is set to a disk icon and not a drawer, tool or project.
The only really tricky icon to change is the Ram Disk icon. As you might expect, it isn’t possible to create an .info file for the Ram Disk as it would vanish as soon as the Amiga was switched off. There isn’t a special setting for the Ram Disk in the ENV drawer, and instead you will need to resort to a little jiggery pokery The simplest way to make sure your Ram Disk has a shiny new icon is to add a line like this copy nil: sys:s plop.info to ram:disk.info to your user-startup script file. Thus, when the Amiga boots up, it will execute the user- startup file as per usual and copy the new
icon (plop.info) over the Ram Disk's default. Save your own icon called plop.info in the location of your choice, and then add a similar line to your start-up sequence.
This messing around with the default icon settings and adding lines to the start-up sequence is exactly how Magic Workbench system manages to replace all the boring default icons with the very pretty shaded versions it uses.
Nice workbench?
If you have created a really cool Workbench environment, please let us see it. We’ll publish the smartest looking screen displays here, so others can see what a clever dick you are and can also try and improve their own surroundings.
Let’s banish old blue and grey displays for ever! Send an IFF snapshot of your Workbench on disk to the magazine, or by e- mail to cuamiga@cix.compulink.co.uk. or 2:443 13.4. Let's see what you can come up with! ¦ John Kennedy Where are the music masters?
Want to shout it from the rooftops? Well save your vocal chords. Write it down and send it to CU Amiga Magazine, Priory Court, 30-32 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU.
Recently, I spent a day listening to hundreds of old 64 tunes from SidPlayer. What I want to know is where have all the great musicians gone? Sure, we have people doing fine work for the Amiga. People like Allister Brimble and Chris Hiilsbeck are well known and there are plenty of demo scene legends who moved on to producing some classic music for Amiga games but people like Martin Galway, Ben Daglish and Rob Hubbard seem to have vanished.
I would be really interested in hearing some news on such musicians. Perhaps you could do a feature on such a subject as the Amiga has followed in a long line of Commodore machined which make other machines like the ST and consoles look old. Sound wise.
Rafael Dyll Witten, Germany Where are they now indeed? Rob Hubbard was lured across llie pond by Electronic Arts I SA headquarters. Where he produced some excellent soundtracks t like those for Skate or Die) and some not so excellent ones like the original EGA Tour Golf music. As for wliat lie's up to now. Along with the other legends you mention, we're on the ease! Watch this space ... "Lazy programmers" In reference to your January issue, Tom Wainwright says that programmers are lazy, I strongly disagree as I am studying to become a programmer and it is hard work. Obviously he hasn’t tried
programming anything for himself.
Try programming a top rating game, incorporating good graphics, sound effects and good gameplay with an original idea, I don't think you’ll be making one in a hurry.
Martin Towell Silverdale, Australia.
Offers for all I think that it is unfair that subscribers are granted special offers like in the March issue. I have a standing order with my newsagent for buying CU and have done ever since I got my Amiga. I expect that many people are the same.
If all people that weren't subscribers stopped buying your mag. You know as well as I do that you'd be out of a job. The cost of everything today, from a bag of crisps to a decent program is such that people don't have a spare £50 to spend on mags in advance.
We are Amiga people and we are also CU contributors and as such we should be given the chance to purchase some of these special offers at a reduced rate. Think of all of your readers. Not the few. I look forward to my CU every month but I don't like being treated as an afterthought.
R Dickinson Dewsbury The reason we can run special offers for subscribers is that we do not have to pay newsagents or wholesalers their percentage for selling the magazine. I agree that £50 is a lot to have to come up with in one month, but our discount offer gives you the magazine for 12 months for under £37 and considering that you get hundreds of pounds worth of free software every year that is more than worth while - even at the full price of £3.99 (yes we have just increased the price of CU Amiga Magazine by 1%; the first increase in several years) it is superb value.
Have a gold star I have noticed that all your cover disks are write enabled instead of being write protected. This means that when you purchase the magazine you have to put it on to write protect or else you might blank the disk or. Heavens forbid, put a virus onto all your other disks.
Andrew Watkins Gwent Top marks for observation. We always stress that you must write enable your disk before decompressing it. You're a bit confused about the virus part though. A virus can be spread by a disk whether it’s write protected or not. But can only contract one if it’s write enabled. All of our cover disks are virus checked anyway.
Deja vu?
Ever since getting my Amiga. I have bought your magazine. As well as the great tutorials and projects. CU always has really good cover disks with some fantastic utilities. The best thing about them is that they're almost always full utilities, not scaled down versions like other mags have.
However. CU must have run out of ideas because, unless I am mistaken, the latest offering of MovieSetter has already appeared on cover disk 40. It’s even the same version.
In fact, the only difference is the manual that is included with this issue. Surely CU can come up with other great utilities rather than starting to repeat itself with old material.
Dennis Whitehall Spennymoor MovieSetter was one of our most popular cover disks ever, and even over a year after the original cover disk had sold out. We were getting calls asking if it was still available. Plenty of new users have joined the Amiga scene since then, and with the addition of the full manual, we thought it well worth repeating. If you already have the program you should appreciate the manual!
Game ratings I have noticed a trend appearing in your game reviews section. Namely, games seem to be overrated too often. I know reviews are personal opinions, but surely the whole CU Amiga team didn't honestly think that FIFA Soccer has "beautiful animation" and gameplay worth 89%? I haven’t seen the full Amiga game yet, but going on your cover disk demo, this is complete rubbish! And yes, I did play it on an A1200. With an accelerator. And then what are we supposed to think when you give a game like Skeleton Krew a mark of 83% one month and then review the identical CD32 version and give
it 48%? I've played Skeleton Krew.
And agree with the 48% rating. I'm beginning to think you've lost it.
Brian Cunningham Salford You're right, review scores are based on personal preference, and we fully reserve the right to change the score if one reviewer likes or dislikes a game more than another. FIFA is still one of our favourites; Skeleton Krew is not. Simple as that really.
Mag designer wannabe I am an eager 16 year old wondering aboul his future. I would like to be an illustrative designer or graphic designer when I leave school, so I would like to ask Helen Danby what qualifica- .
Tions I would need?
Christopher Nutt Fife Well, it’s not just a matter of laying out pages you know You need patience, the ability to stay very, very calm, a good eye for design and colour, and Ialmost essential in this day and age I a degree in Graphic design. Get yourself into Art College and study hard! (Don't forget to party though).
More PD music am a great music fan and there is nothing I e better than kicking on my stereo and read- ' CU. I am also a great fan of animation and like to scour the ads for good PD and other
s. I think, though that your PD sec- should cover more music
disks and I am crately looking for an artificial intelligence
and a speech disk. Please could you sug- some for me even if
in the briefest corner the page Also. I think that you should
make your 'er surveys more fun with strange ques- " like “Do
you own any Metallica t-shirts?"
You could fill them in with your friends.
Ksllshsr . Cork Resident PD man Tony Horgan says: We've not had that many PD music disks in lately, but whenever we do, the good ones always get a mention. As a music nut myself, it's my fate part of the PD Scene! If any readers want to swop their own tunes with others, send them in to me. Quoting an address and price (to cover disks and postage), and we'll include them in the PD pages.
We featured a speech synthesiser last issue (page
87) . It's available for £5 from Andrew Fisher.
Ingleside, 60 Burgh Lane, Maltishall. E Dereham.
Norfolk NR20 3QR. As for Al. We haven’t found anything that’s any good.
Game demos In reference to three of your cover disk demos, namely Crystal Dragon. Dragonstone and The Settlers. I ask this, can you actually complete them? I have been wandering around the first two for ages, looking for something that I might have missed. I wonder now if. Since you give us only the first level, the disks are purposely unsolvable. In reference to the latter cover disk. I have not found a way that this can be done. I am not interested in demos that can't be completed, its a pointless exercise. If you must do cover disks in this way. Please say if they are finishable.
Andrew Williams Luton We try to bring you the best PLAYABLE DEMOS available, but you've got to remember that they are just that: demos. They are not finished products and are not intended as a replacement for full commercial software. You gel to try out brand new games on our cover disks every month, but if you want to play the full game you've got to buy it. Come on. Andrew, we're not being unreasonable here. (PS.
Dragonstone has a definite ending. Settlers is never ending (like the game itself) and Crystal Dragon was most of the first level.)
ANDY LEANING , world but are frustrated by W 1 A people's dismissive attitude.
Fields of compilations TONY HORGAN Less than seven months ago I bought Fields ot Glory which I was most pleased with.
However, I paid almost £36 for it and now the game has been released on the Power Plus label for only £17. Almost £20 less than it was selling for a couple of months ago.
While I understand that games will inevitably be re-released as budget titles in the end. I'd have thought that Microprose would have had the decency to wait a while longer, say until the game was a year old or so. Before reducing the price.
HELEN DANBY
I. and no doubt, everyone else who bought this game at full
price, feel a little cheated knowing that, if we had waited
only a couple of months, we could have picked the game up at
half price. I will be very dubious about buying full price
products in the future.
David O'Connar Dinnington JOHN KENNEDY You were happy to pay £36 for the game when you bought it, and as you say you were pleased with it, you obviously got your money’s worth. If someone else gets the chance to buy it half a year later at a discount price, what's the problem? Does that negate all of those hours you enjoyed playing the game?
TEAM TALK They say you can tell a lot about a person by their dreams. We had the night thoughts of the CU Amiga team analysed by a self- appointed dream expert to find out just what goes on in their heads.
ALAN DYKES DREAM: I v vampire waitress In an Amsrican dinar. Evantually I foiled ths vampire with a web of pizza chaasa.
M MEANING: You're afraid to complain in restaurants whan served bad food, and wear Spiderman pyjamas to bad.
USA COLLINS I DREAM: I IBP”"' Ej3J TOP 50 MANAGERS TABLE Fancy This is it. The definitive list of who's who in the wodd of footbea me agement ? Incorporated has topped the charts for two months n*» while the current no, two Jigsaw Rangers made a big jump from ttn bottom 30 last month. The saddest result of all was last month's ho ers of the number four slot. The Glam Plastic Footballers, who don't appear below because Paul Wilcox just couldn't pick a team with st ing power Will he return though?
I MONTHS 11,2 Oh yes, yessss, it's a goal! The excitement of it all eh? This month we print the points for the second 14 rounds of matches, along with each player's cumulative goal total and their cumulative points total ... and, as promised, the top 50 managers after the first two months, jj J ALAN DYKES' TEAM Celturkengjap Wanderers. Alan's team, not only has a stupid name but hasn't had much success either He has assured us that things will pick up next month. 'I spent too little in some positions and just not enough where it really mattered, but it’s a game of three halves and it's not all
over until Paul Gascoigne injures himself again" he jabbered incomprehensibly yesterday.
TONY HORGAN'S TEAM Tony's Spacemen United is definitely one of the all time great teams: notl Oh how the mighty have fallen. Ian Shaw is a football god and no mistake.
M 2 1 Ua» Sattai A N31 11 41 J7 MATCH SCORES MONTH TWO GOALS SCORED AND PLAYER The following are the full results of all matches played in the 14 rounds SCORES IVIONTH TWO of month two of the Sensible Soccer Fancy League. This month we not only bring you the total amount of goals scored by each player but also their points totals for this month and cumulatrvety 1111 1114 I 1 1 ) 9 im 1 1 4 1121 ) 4 12 1127 1 4 12 1121 4 12 It 1121 2 4 t 1IM 1 1 a 1111 12 11 a 1711 I
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22) 1 12 a a Next Month OK, we're nearly there. One more month to
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Will Ian Shaw retain tha title with 7 Incorporated or will Jim Mackie'a Jigsaw Rangers overtake hlm7 Or will YOUR team come in with a last minute burst of energy and beat the lot of them? Find out who wine the trip to Europe next month.
MARCH 1995
• ON THE DISKS: Msdaler 30. Easy ledger demo, Valhalla Before the
Nat dean
• FUTURE: Hoeh up year hi-fi Bed video to you Amiga lor hrilliaat
sound aod tisioa.
O INSIDE: CO-ROM renews. Freotiet 2.
Blizzard Accelerator, Frontier 2. Bloodier.
Skeleton Krew, Seasi Fancy league Dragon di
• FUTURE: Make your Amiga Faster for nadar a INSIDE: ECTS report.
Dntal Preview. Dpaint Perssnal Pehn Phategeaics aad Btiiliaace
comparai eight CD-ROMS rev OCTOBER 1994 n ON THE DISKS: Opaiut
5 demo. Realtime Effects Generator 1.5. Stereogram 30 picture
maker and Drogottsteae demo.
A FUTURE: Storage special.
A INSIDE: Over 50 soltwars and hardware products. Raff V Tomhle. Util DM Detroit NOVEMBER 1994
o ON THE OISKS: ProCalc 2 lull program.
Vidsslrackar 2. Football Glory dew.
E FEATURE: 111 nearing tips!
A REVIEWED: Guardian. Rohies aad Super Stardast DECEMBER 1994 a ON THE OISKS: X-Cad Design. Christmas Thaw Path dew and Super Stardast tunnel level dame.
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A REVIEWED: Readale 0402 Genlock. Bass Expires. V... Date.. APRIL 1995 a ON THE DISKS: MovieSetter. Dip art aod Fha Imematioval Soccer demo. PLUS ireo BovieSettor manual.
O FUTURE: Animation made easy.
• INSIDE: Power CD-ROM, PD Special. ATR.
Tvrko Trar, Dawa Patrol Sapor Leogoe Monager. Baldies preview.
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Next Mo The Amiga In new hands, but what happens now?
We examine Escom's plans for the future and find out what really happened to the Commodore UK bid.
ON DISK: two full programs!
Full game Clarissa V2.0 A 30% faster update of one of the most popular animation programs available.
Yes, you can believe your eyes.
Instead of our usual demo slot we've netted a complete game to help you wile away those long summer evenings. It's not just a re-release though, and it's certainly not public domain.
It's from Team 17, so quality is assured and it's completely new! The latest in the Arcade Sports series is exclusively yours on CU Amiga Magazine.
If you've already got version 1 -O then then this cover disk is essential. If you use animations or are interested in trying out this exciting Amiga application then don't miss outl in tine aujidrb Get Serious section: Directory Opus 5 The most important upgrade in Amiga history? We review the first full version available in the UK.
LigtrtWave 4 Vs Cinama Vs Imagine Can the new Lightwave still cast shadows over the opposition? We test it alongside Cinama, a new 3D rendering program from Germany and take a look at the next version of Imagine.
And more!
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Wall, until further notice anyway. Af .a iIHl«ikWlk W.4ilirilll III* I POINTS OF VIEW The opinions expressed In this erticle are not necessarily those held by CU Amiga Magazine If you hold an opinion on this subject or any related subject then Email us at CUAMIGA@cix.com- pulink.co.uk. hine. Whine, whine As Andy Leaning pointed out in his Get Serious editorial last month.- owners ol unenhanced Amigas have been complaining about not being unable to use applications like Photogenics to the lull, as they require extra RAM. Accelerators and the like to run A similar situation is happening in
the games sector with titles such as Bloodnet and Sim City 2000 requiring a hard drive and extra memory. To those people who whinge about this I've only got one thing to say: tough.
The computing industry is extraordinarily dynamic, more so than any other consumer electronics market. II you buy a fridge, washing machine or TV you quite rightly expect it to last the best part of a decade. Buy a computer and il it isn't out of date the day it's purchased then give it a year or so and it certainly will be. And yet a significant number of basic A500 owners seem to think their machines are still at the cutting edge of technology despite the fact that the hardware inside is over a decade old Unfortunately, reality means that in order to run the latest applications or play
the latest games continual upgrading is required, something which is unusual in the retail market. Most consumers will settle for a midi hifi instead of a separates setup, or an L model car instead of a Gti because they can't see enough of an increase in performance to justify the far greater expense, or simply cannot afford to. Successful retail products are generally those which are cheap and cheerful with mass market appeal The A500 springs to mind as a good example.
Buy, buy, buy PC buyers, however, seem to be the exception to this rule.
Despite a high price point, even on entry level models, machines are falling off the shelf quicker than you can say 'information delicatessen'. Not only this but PC owners are quick to upgrade as soon as more powerful products are released. I have a friend who spent £2.000 on a 50MHz 486DX2 with 8Mb of RAM three years ago and he's already abandoned it in favour of a P90 with 32Mb and a 1Gb hard drive. It's a philosophy that Amiga owners would do well to take up so so*- ware companies would find it easier and more worthwhile to port PC products across A 350Mb- hard drive and 4Mb AGA machine
should be a minimum standard, then software houses wouldn't have to worry about what they are going to have to cut out to make the products A500 compatible I'm not suggesting that the Amiga will pose a threat to the PC but it has already carved itself a comfortable niche and can continue to do so if owners improve their machines.
The popularity of the PC also comes down to the freedom it offers You want to compose music with the aid of a 32-bit soundcard? You got it. You want the number crunching power of a 100MHz processor? You got it.
And hurrah, with the forthcoming Windows '95 at last the PC has the power to multitask properly and manage files without the horrors of MS-DOS. Meanwhile Plug and Play will allow the simple connection of peripherals without having to endure a stream of DMA or IRQ conflicts.
Stop the rot Hang on a second though, let's not be too hard on the Amiga.
After all it can already multitask properiy. Adding new peripherals is no problem and it has powerful and versatile products of its own like imagine. AdPro and the Blizzard series of expansion cards Given a fair comparison the Amiga is more than capable of rivalling the PC or Mac but more often than not it isn't given the chance to shine Can you imagine what sort of PC you'd get for £300? Exactly. Equally, imagine the sheer class of Amiga you'd get for £2,000.
It might be expensive to upgrade your Amiga, but you've already invested a considerable amount of money and time into it. So it seems stupid to see it become redundant just because many of the machines out there haven't been upgraded.
It s time to show just what the Amiga is capable of before it’s too late and ends up being a piece of history along with the C64 on the hardware scrapheap.
Then there really will be something to moan about. ¦ Rik Skews Rik Skews is computer induetry freelance writer and a regular contributor to CU Amiga Magazine.
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