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Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Dear Mac. .. LAST DECEMBER, one of your sister publications, Macworld, listed the year’s best games for the Mac. After choosing Crystal Quest as the best arcade game and best game for the Mac II, the column concluded with the comment “It’s enough to make Amiga owners ditch their machines and get serious.” What follows is the reply I sent to them. Dear Sirs: The last line of the games column in the December issue prompted me to write. Of course, to ditch my Amiga, I had to turn away from some of rny other work: editing lech Alliance’s Amiga magazine with Professional Page (unfortunately, since budget constraints make it a black- and-white magazine, I don't get to use ProPage’s built-in color-separation generator); writing articles for the magazine with WordPerfect, and image-processing graphics for the issue with Deluxe PhotoLab. I also had to take a break from programming with Benchmark Modula-2, keeping track of my potential clients with Superbase Professional (so far I have been too busy to customize data entry with Superbase's programming language), and handling my accounting with Maxi Plan Plus (including generation of pie, line, and 3-D bar graphs of relevant data). Needless to say, with the Amiga’s multitasking, I can run all these programs simultaneously; if I add more memory to my system, I could also generate ray- traced images with Sculpt-31) in the background. And that’s not to mention the IBM programs 1 can run concurrently via the Bridgeboard. Is that serious enough for you? P. S.: By the way, I had an opportunity to play Crystal Quest at a local store. By Amiga standards, it would he a good public-domain or shareware offering, but lags far behind even average Amiga en ter tain men t st)ft ware. James David Walley Bit Player Software Everett, WA BASIC Flag-waving WHY DOESN’T Commodore pay sufficient attention to BASIC? I know “proper” programmers write in C, hut BASIC (especially when structured) has its uses. C, especially on the Amiga, is fiendishly hard to learn (I am trying!). BASIC is good for trying out a general idea for a program without investing too much effort; and for some programs, BASIC is perfectly adequate anyway. There seems to be little development in Amiga Basic from Workbench 1.1 to 1.3, and there is still a bug in it connected with the SAY command. Loading an ILBM picture requires a long, long routine (thank you, Carolyn Scheppner, for writing one). In the early days of the C-64, it was apparent that its BASIC was inadequate, and it was left to a lad of 16, David Simons, to fill out the commands with Simons’ Basic, which was quite a success. It is time that some enterprising programmer did the same for the Amiga. We need, for a start, a “Loadpix” command. And the code for the Amiga Basic Editor should be improved: I have seldom seen such slow scrolling! Robin Hoare Rawene, No rthla ml New Zealand Bring Back Kickstart I AM DISAPPOINTED that the A500 and A2000 don’t use Kickstart disks. Although it is generally convenient to just turn on the computer and put in a program disk, hasn’t the Amiga lost a lot of its expandability? The ability to put in a new, revised Kickstart disk and virtually have a whole new computer at your fingertips was once a unique characteristic of the Amiga, but this is now limited to the rapidly disappearing AlOOOs. If the Kickstart disk is gone forever, then I wouldn’t think some sort of switch between ROM chips would he too much to ask. This would keep the expandability of t he A1000 with the fast loading and convenience of the A2000s and A500s. Braddock C. Gaskill Columbus, NJ AmigaTeX

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U. S.A. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.5y UK 12.50 An IDGC I Publication For the Professional Is there a seiious desktop publishing program for the Amiga? Definitely. The gold standard is Gold Disk's Professional Page. It's got features that have made it the choice of pros across the globe. Like built-in kerning, leading, and tracking. A wide variety of resizeable PostScript fonts. The ability to handle IFF bitmapped graphics and structured graphics. Built-in text and graphics editing. Even the ability to output color separations for color publishing. Professional Page is US$ 395. 1 MB required. How come my desktop publications just don’t have that professional “slickness”? Why not let a pro do some of the work for you? Gold Disk’s Professional Page Templates package gives you over 50 classic layouts for ads, newsletters and brochures prepared by a top New York designer. All the type specs are built right into the predefined boxes, so you can just How your copy right in. And the documentation is more than just a manual - it's a crash course in graphic design. The Templates package is USS59.95. How can I create smooth, professional-looking graphics for my desktop published documents? You need Gold Disks Professional Draw, the first serious illustration program for the Amiga. It uses structured graphics, so curves don't have jagged edges when they're enlarged. Shrink or expand your illustrations, and they'll still look great. It has a user- dellnable palette of millions of colors, supports PostScript, and works with the latest update of Professional Page. There’s also an optional disk of predrawn structured clip art. Professional Draw is US$ 199.95. 1 MB required. Structured Clip Art is US$ 59.95. Is there a quick and painless way to digitize drawings and photos for use in desktop published documents? There is now. Gold Disk has developed a hardware software interface for the Canon 1X12 black and white scanner. It saves IFF pictures at 300, 200. 150. And 75 DPI. Simply feed a page into the scanner and about 15 seconds later, the job is done. It's that easy. Scanner and interface US$ 1095. For the Home Office For the Home Studio It seems like all Amiga word processors are either too slow and complicated or too simple to be useful. Isn’t there a happy medium? Yes. It's called Transcript, and it’s brand new from Gold Disk. Not only is it easy to learn, but it has advanced editing features that even power users won't outgrow. Just as important. Transcript’s been heavily “torture tested”, so you can trust it to be durably “crash resistant”. It has a built-in 90,000 word spelling checker and fully supports Professional Page. It's lightning fast. You won't want to use anything else. Transcript is US$ 69.95. Runs on 512 K. I need a sophisticated budgeting program, but I can’t budget much time to learn it. What’s powerful but simple? Gold Disk's Desktop Budget is the perfect program for you. The key is Amiga graphics: all of the elements of your budget are represented by their own icons. So balancing a complex budget is as easy as pointing and clicking your mouse. Features include automatic report generation, monthly payment reconciliation, year-end roll-over, and detailed records of all transactions. Desktop Budget is US$ 69.95. Runs on 512 K. Is there a way to create high speed color Amiga animation that lasts longer than a few seconds? You need Gold Disk's MovieSetter. It lets you create 32 color animation that's minutes, not seconds long. All without using truckloads of memory. There's a powerful on-screen tool kit, full panning control over stereo sound effects and music, and animation speeds as high as 60 frames per second. It comes with its own professionally drawn character's (called "MovieClip" files), or you can import art from your favorite paint program. MovieSetter is USS99.95. Only 512 K required. Extra MovieClip disks are US$ 34.95. 3D modeling and animation programs seem to require too much time, energy and patience. Is there a better way? There sure is: Gold Disk's 3D modeling program. Design 3D. It's not only sophisticated enough to meet the demands of pros, but its elegant user interface makes it easy for the home hobbyist, too. You can model in wire frames with 6 line types and 16 colors. You can see 4 simultaneous views of your objects, with 4 programmable sources of light. And if you’re an animator, there's the helpful option of importing exporting objects to Aegis' VideoScape 3D. Design 3D is US$ 99.95. 1MB required. I’ve got a hyperactive imagination, an undying passion for comic books, and an Amiga. Is there hope for me? You clearly need ComicSetter, Gold Disk's one-of-a- kind program that lets you create multi-page color comics on a 1 MB Amiga. It's got tools for creating panels, word balloons, and color comic art. Or you can cut and paste "Comic Clip Art" characters and scenery drawn by pros. Even import artwork from your favorite paint program. You can print your work out on popular color or black and white printers. ComicSetter is US$ 99.95. Extra ComicArt packages are US$ 34.95. For more information, or to order, call Gold Disk at 1-800-387-8192 or 1-416-828-0913. GOLD DISK This entire ad was produced and color separated using Gold Disk’s Professional Page.
P. O. Box 789. Streetsvillc, Mississauga. Ontario. CANADA, L5M 2C2 Circle 177 on Reader Service card. DeskJet perfect TM PageStream from Soft-Logik Professional Page v 1.1 from Gold Disk™ Both are actual output using a Hewlett-Packard DeskJet inkjet printer. PageStream creates characters using scalable outline font technology. This means that you get smooth output on any printer. And isn’t perfect output what desktop publishing is all about? You see, each character is made up of a mathematical outline and a fill. The curves and lines of each character are much like a plot of points on a graph. PageStream sends the outline to the printer and then directs it to fill in the outline at its maximum resolution. The result is as smooth as you see above, Well this calls for some serious computing. But isn’t that why you bought an Amiga? PageStream goes right to the core power of your Amiga because it is written in assembly language. Its speed is exhilarating! What is power without grace? PageStream has a uniquely intuitive interface. We have created animated representations within the dialog boxes. This makes using the many powerful features a breeze. You can see what effect each change will have before you click OK. And, PageStream is free-form. This means that you are not limited to boxes for text or graphics. Just place a graphic or begin typing anywhere on the page. PageStream has the typographic, graphic, and word processing tools you need with the speed to back them up. Powerful tools, smooth ouput, and it will run on a 512K system!. That’s PageStream. PageStream, just $ 199.95. It’s pure publishing pleasure. PageStream Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation Call for a brochure or ask your dealer 1113IF S. Towne Sq., St. Louis, MO 63123, PH 314 894-8608, FAX 314 894-3280, BBS 314 894-0057 Professional Page and Gold Disk arc trademarks of Gold Disk Inc. Circle 211 on Reader Service card MARCH 1989 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 FEATURES Hard Times Ahead By Louis R. Wallace...... ......22 Hard drives are rapidly becoming the No. 1 item on many users’ hardware priority list. Here’s some good advice on choosing the best kind of system for your needs, and installing it yourself. The AmjgaWorld Hardware BUYER’S GUIDE Compiled by Jan Jackson: and Bob Ryan ...32 If it goes into, onto, or alongside your Amiga, it’s bound to he in our annual Hardware Buyer’s Guide. We’ve got the vital statistics on 245 Amiga products. ARTICLES High on the Hog: 3 HAM Paint Programs for the Amiga By Bruce Jordan .49 HAM (Hold-and-Modify) mode provides the means for displaying and manipulating all 4096 Amiga colors simultaneously. But can the current crop of HAM paint programs bring home the bacon when it comes to exploiting the Amiga’s potent graphics potential? Accent on Graphics ByjoeiHagen.. 60 3 in our series of graphics tips and techniques helps you master the often tricky business of producing the images you create on screen as finished illustrations 011 the page. COLUMNS Zeitgeist .....6 The editor turns over his column this month to a reader whose letter may give all of us something to think about. BASIC BY THE N U MBERS By Bob Ryan ..18 In the third part of his data-manipula- tion tutorial in BASIC, Bob adds a search routine so that you can start getting some practical use out of his program. INFO.PHILE By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings .. 64 Team info.phile begins a second “miniseries” this month on the new 1.3 version of AmigaDOS. This time around they focus on changes in 1.3’s Workbench, starting here with the improved Preferences tool. Power and purpose. Building a better system expanding capacity, improving efficiency, adding function. And so Hardware is our focus, and we’ve got plenty of it. DEPARTMENTS Repartee .....8 For just 25 cents you can let us have it. Notepad .... 10 The foreign desks of our news bureau are heard from this month, with Amiga reports from England and Norway. Whats New? ... 100 March comes in like a lion, whipping up a storm of new Amiga products. Hors d’oeuvres . 104 Faithful followers of our tips and techniques column, take note that Hors d’oeuvres is moving to a new section ol the magazine starting this month. Help Key .. 106 “Come here, Lou, come here quick My old Amiga’s ’bout to make me sick.” REVIEWS Spelling Checkers: Fleet Check (Professional), GOLD SPELL (Gold Disk), ZINGISPELL (Meridian) .... 12 Three spell-checking programs, each with a different way of saving your bacon when it comes to writing documents. MIDI MAGIC (Circum Design Brown-Wagh) ... 14 A 16-track sequence-and-song editor very much in the Intuition style. CygnusEd Professional (CygnusSoft) ....84 A full-featured text editor that seems to do it all. PHOTON VIDEO: CEL ANIMATOR (Microillusions) 84 An animation package that can also synchronize video with sound. Microfiche Filer Plus (Software Visions) ...87 An enhanced version of SV’s popular data-management program.
B. A.D. (M.V. Micro) .88 Blitz your disks with a utility that counters the effects of disk fragmentation. Draw 2000 (Aegis) .90 An enhanced version of Aegis’ Draw Plus with a true Amiga interface. PROSCRIPT (New Horizons) ..93 A utility that can add PostScript printer support to several .Amiga word processors. DELUXEPRINT II (Electronic Arts). ... 94 A utility for quick printing of specialized documents. G A M E S The Game Preserve By b.g. Hunter . 72
B. G.’s safari this month is via zamboni as he takes to the ice for a pre-release look at Bethesda Softworks’ highly-touted Wayne Gretzky Hockey. More game reviews follow his column: Dungeon Master (ftl Games) 74 On the trail of the vicious Lord Chaos in this role-playing adventure game. Carrier Command (Rainbird Mediagenic) 76 Full-tilt naval battle action with vivid 3-D color in this strategy arcade mix. SWORD OF SODAN (Discovery) 78 Electronic gore galore as you battle with Zoras the Necromancer. MENACE (Psygnosis Computer Software Services) .. 79 Blast away at over 60 varieties of villains in this fast-paced arcade thriller. Tracers (Microillusions) ....80 The action is fast and furious in this arcade-based I ron lightcyclc game. WARLOCK (Three-Sixty Pacific) 81 Be the warlock who tries to recover the magic Kama jewel in this 12-level strategy a reade ch a 11 cngc. Don't Start from Scratch Use 3D Design Disks! A collection of professionally designed 3D models and components foruse with Videoscape 3D Modeler 3D*. Sculpt 3D* or Sculpt-Animate 3D*. Architectural Design™ Create 3D renderings of your dream house or build an entire 3D city from the ground up. Visualize and render real-world architecture. Component parts include: doors, windows, arches, roofs, walls, stairways and a variety of architectural constructs. FUTURE Future Design™ Get a fast start on your 3D explorations with this modular construction set of three dimensional objects that include everything you need to build spacecraft, space stations, bases, vehicles, robots and androids to create your future 3D world. Human Design™ Populate your 3D universe! This disk includes complete male and female prototypes in skeletal form with complex head and hand structures for startling realism and detail. Modify figures to create the infinite variety of the human form. MicRO0or Microbot Design™ Advanced robotic designs and component parts are featured on this disk for a variety of 3D applications. Use these detailed, surrealistic modules to create humanoid and alien cyborgs. Comes complete with blueprints, models and design tips. Look for these Amiga* 3D Design Disks, only $ 34.95 each, at your favorite computer store, or call 800-234-7001 toll free! Antic Software, 544 Second Street, San . Francisco, CA 94107 (415)957-0886 Antic Software ArctvtKJufal D«sgn D*k Hurr-*1 Deign Oik. Fuluf* Deign D>1». Microbes Deign Dak, Antic Software and Antic are tradomarks ot Ante PuOWirg Inc ; AmgaS rs a fegste»od trademark o' Commodore Amga Inc . ’Videoscape 3D And "Mode-tw 30 are l-adama-Va o' Aogi Dewaleprrent. ’Sculpt 30 and ’Sculpt An>maie 30 are trademarks ai Sjio Dy Syw Stephen Robbins, Publisher Guy Wright, Editor-in-chief SHAWN LAFLAMME, Managing Editor LlNDA J. Barrett, Acquisitions Editor Dan Sullivan, senior Editor Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Reznew Editor JAN JACKSON, Editorial Assistant Bill Catchings, David T. McClellan, Mark L. Van Name, Lou Wallace, Contributing Editors Howard G. Happ, Art Director Roger Goode, Assistant Art Director Anne Dillon, Designer Laura Johnson, Designer Richard BRAYSHAW, Production KENNETH BLAKEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager MICHAEL McGOLDRICK, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Paquette, Puli Doum Menu Sales, 1-800-441-4403 LlNDA M» BUSSIERE, Advertising Coordinator Giorgio SALUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 1-415-328-3470 3350 W. Bayshore Road, Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94303 SHELLEY Harmon, Sales Associate, West Coast Margot L. Swanson, secretary WENDIE HaINES-MARRO, Marketing Manager LAURA LIVINGSTON, Marketing Coordinator SUSAN MAIZEL, Customer Service Representative t V. MICHAEL S. PERLIS, President,CEO Roger Murphy, Vice-President General Manager STEPHEN TWOMBLY, Vice President DENNIS CHRISTENSEN, Corporate Production Director LlNDA PALMISANO, Typesetting Manager Debra A. Davies, Typographer SUSAN Gross, Corporate Production Manager LYNN LAGASSE, Manufacturing Manager FRANK S, SMITH, Corporate Circulation Director LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Manager Mike CARROLL, Direct Sales Manager 800-343-0728 DEBBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager PAUL RUESS, Circulation Director 800-525-0643 PAM WILDER, Assistant Circulation Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections AmignWbrl 1 (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc .IrnigaUitr&i is published moiithh by IDC Communications Peterborough, Inc., HO Klin St., Peterborough, Ml 03458. U.S. subscription rate is $ 29,97, one year, $ 46.00, two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada S3H.97 (I,'.S. funds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.9", Foreign Surface
549. 97, Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions iit U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). All rates are one-year only. Second class postage paid at Peterborough. MI, and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 60:4*924-9471. Kntire contents copyright 1988 bv IDG Communications Peterborough, Inc. No part of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to AmigrtVYurld, Subscription Services, PO Box 58804, Boulder, CO 80:122-8804. Nationally distributed by International Circulation Distributors. AmigaWforld makes every effort to assure the accurate of articles, listings and circuits published in the magiuine. A migaWorUl assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. Introducing the Sharp JX-300 letter size color scanner. Our affordable, new JX-300 can scan the most appetizing color originals up to 8 Vi x 11!' It also has a small footprint and fixed scanning bed to give you more usable desk space. This new color scanner joins our larger, widely acclaimed JX-450, which handles originals up to 11" x 17". The JX-450 also scans 35mm slides and overhead transparencies with an optional mirror unit. Both units scan at 300 d.p.i. resolution and 256 shades for © 1988 Sharp Electronics Simulated Picture on Monitors each element to give a range of 16.7 million colors. Not to mention 256 gray scales for monochrome systems. Both are compatible with the leading PC systems. Sharp also offers the JX-730 color inkjet printer to give you plain paper color printouts that are faithful to your originals. If you're looking into scanners even black and white scanners don't overlook the future. The future is mouth watering color. For information, call 1-800-BE-SHARP A letter to the editor. I HAD NINETY percent of my editorial written yesterday* It was all about hardware and our buyer’s guide and trends and the usual son of ramblings that I sometimes mil into when I haven’t anything earth-shattering to say* This morning I was going through some mail and ran across this letter. Somehow it doesn’t quite fit in Repartee, but it needed to be printed. I thought about following the letter with some kind of ending, or another address for people to write to, but I don’t think it needs anything. December 12, 19SS Gendemen: Mr. Rick Rodriguez, President of the Miami .AMIGAs, of which I am a member, suggested that I write this letter to your magazine to tell you about my late brother, Elier Bacal. Elier purchased an Amiga 500 computer last spring, only about four months before his death, a victim of AIDS. Before he became ill, Elier had lived in Boston for a number of years where he played the violin with the Civic Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, and Brookline Symphony Orchestras, and began a promising career as a composer. He studied fashion design, developing his talent in drawing and painting. He became interested in photography, combining it with his artwork, using themes from science fiction, in which he had a keen interest. When his illness forced him to return to Miami so that my mother and I could take care of him, he had to give up most of his creative activities, as a result of the disease. He had been suffering its devastating effects for about two years when he became interested in owning the computer. He wanted the chance to exercise his creativity even while confined to the house, and eventually to his bed. In a short time, Eller not only mastered the intricacies of the computer, in spite of excruciating pain and a rapidly encroaching paralysis, but produced a wealth of original art and music which is uniquely his and luminously beautiful* His love of science fiction and the future is reflected in much of it. My brother never resigned himself to the onslaught of the disease which was to claim his life, but thought always of the future, full of plans for his work. Even when he was no longer able to write, and lying fiat on his back, using the mouse, he worked far into the night, seemingly oblivious to the pain that racked his body. By midsummer he had to be hospitalized, and on August 18, 1988, he died. I was primarily responsible for my brother’s care during his illness. He was not only my younger brother, but my dearest friend. Having shared his interest in music and art, I am able to evaluate the degree of excellence of his work. However, this remained locked in the computer after his death, as I had never found the time to learn how to operate it. Taking care of Elier had consumed all of my time. I had no idea where to turn for help. Finding the name and address of a software manufacturer among his books, I wrote to ask for the name of any resource in Miami where I might receive instruction. 1 received a letter referring me to the Miami .AMIGAs and suggesting that I contact Mr. Rodriguez, which I did. He invited me to attend a meeting and become a member. At the meeting several people came forward, offering their help, and now I have access to my brother’s work. I hope to be able to show some of his pictures to the group at a future meeting. My ultimate goal is to preserve Elier’s work and offer it for the purpose of raising funds for AIDS research. Some friends who knew about his valiant struggle have offered to help establish a fund, provided I can furnish them with the results of his creativity. Now, with the help of the Miami .AMIGAs, I look forward to the possibility of achieving this goal. Sincerely yours, Ms. Saray Dacal 7880 Grand Canal Drive Miami, FL 33144 AMIGA 500 USERS!- l V GET A2000 POWER!! THE WORLD’S FIRST Ai AUTOBOOTING HARD DISK 'Al W* ' FOR THE AMIGA 500 mSBf impact Quantum A500 - HD RAM SUBSYSTEM offers everything any A500 owner has ever dreamed of - in one compact, easy-to- Install, add-on subsystem; provides a the same high performance as our A top-of-the-line A2000 controller IMPACT™ A500-HD 20 A500 - HD 40Q fSr A500 - H D 45 A500 - HD 80Q I THE MOST POWERFUL HARD DISK SOLUTION FOR YOUR A2000! A2000 - Hard Card 30 A2000 - Hard Card 45 A2000 - Hard Card 40Q A2000 - Hard Card 80Q A2000 - Hard Card 100 Available with a built-in 20, 30, 40, 45 or 80 Mega Byte Hard Drive and an optional 2MB plug-in FAST RAM A UTOBOOT flR expansion module. IMPACT™ The GVP IMPACT-HC series of "Hard-Cards” for the Amiga 2000 matched with the
3. 5" Quantum ProDrive hard disk drives, provide turbo performance and unbeatable value at list prices as low as $ 18.00 per Mega Byte! The Quantum ProDrives provide average access times as low as 11 ms with their built-in 64KB read-ahead cache and offer a MTBF of 50.000 hours which is almost twice the industry average. AUTOBOOT EPROMS GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. PLANK AVENUE, PAOLI, PA 19301 TEL (215) 889-9411 FAX (215) 889-9416 Dealers Circle 145 on Reader Service card. Consumers Circle 62 on Reader Service card. REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Dear Mac. .. LAST DECEMBER, one of your sister publications, Macworld, listed the year’s best games for the Mac. After choosing Crystal Quest as the best arcade game and best game for the Mac II, the column concluded with the comment “It’s enough to make Amiga owners ditch their machines and get serious.” What follows is the reply I sent to them. Dear Sirs: The last line of the games column in the December issue prompted me to write. Of course, to ditch my Amiga, I had to turn away from some of rny other work: editing lech Alliance’s Amiga magazine with Professional Page (unfortunately, since budget constraints make it a black- and-white magazine, I don't get to use ProPage’s built-in color-separation generator); writing articles for the magazine with WordPerfect, and image-processing graphics for the issue with Deluxe PhotoLab. I also had to take a break from programming with Benchmark Modula-2, keeping track of my potential clients with Superbase Professional (so far I have been too busy to customize data entry with Superbase's programming language), and handling my accounting with Maxi Plan Plus (including generation of pie, line, and 3-D bar graphs of relevant data). Needless to say, with the Amiga’s multitasking, I can run all these programs simultaneously; if I add more memory to my system, I could also generate ray- traced images with Sculpt-31) in the background. And that’s not to mention the IBM programs 1 can run concurrently via the Bridgeboard. Is that serious enough for you?
P. S.: By the way, I had an opportunity to play Crystal Quest at a local store. By Amiga standards, it would he a good public-domain or shareware offering, but lags far behind even average Amiga en ter tain men t st)ft ware. James David Walley Bit Player Software Everett, WA BASIC Flag-waving WHY DOESN’T Commodore pay sufficient attention to BASIC? I know “proper” programmers write in C, hut BASIC (especially when structured) has its uses. C, especially on the Amiga, is fiendishly hard to learn (I am trying!). BASIC is good for trying out a general idea for a program without investing too much effort; and for some programs, BASIC is perfectly adequate anyway. There seems to be little development in Amiga Basic from Workbench 1.1 to 1.3, and there is still a bug in it connected with the SAY command. Loading an ILBM picture requires a long, long routine (thank you, Carolyn Scheppner, for writing one). In the early days of the C-64, it was apparent that its BASIC was inadequate, and it was left to a lad of 16, David Simons, to fill out the commands with Simons’ Basic, which was quite a success. It is time that some enterprising programmer did the same for the Amiga. We need, for a start, a “Loadpix” command. And the code for the Amiga Basic Editor should be improved: I have seldom seen such slow scrolling! Robin Hoare Rawene, No rthla ml New Zealand Bring Back Kickstart I AM DISAPPOINTED that the A500 and A2000 don’t use Kickstart disks. Although it is generally convenient to just turn on the computer and put in a program disk, hasn’t the Amiga lost a lot of its expandability? The ability to put in a new, revised Kickstart disk and virtually have a whole new computer at your fingertips was once a unique characteristic of the Amiga, but this is now limited to the rapidly disappearing AlOOOs. If the Kickstart disk is gone forever, then I wouldn’t think some sort of switch between ROM chips would he too much to ask. This would keep the expandability of t he A1000 with the fast loading and convenience of the A2000s and A500s. Braddock C. Gaskill Columbus, NJ AmigaTeX Correction AUTHOR W. JEFFREY Blume has pointed out that we introduced an error into his article on Arexx [“ARexx: New Kingpin of Multitasking?” Nov. ’88, p. 55], mistakenly referring to AmigaTeX as a public-domain program. AmigaTeX is a commercial product available from Radical Eye Software, Box 2081, Stanford, CA 94309, 4 15 32- AMI GA. Send your letters to: Repartee, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters rnay he edited for space and clarity. ¦ ONLY MP*" wai “ , .
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- . : CAN DO ALL THIS Digi-Paint gives you the best Amiga graphics possible using all 4,096 colors at once! Unleash your creativity with powerful tools and dozens of special effects, including blend, shade, tint and mirror. Digi-Paint is the perfect way to manipulate pictures digitized with NewTek’s Digi-View Gold. Create images for printouts, presentation or desktop publishing with the award winning Digi-Paint. Here’s what people are saying about Digi-Paint. . . “We were very impressed with the power of Digi-Paint. We found lots of potential for creativity and enjoyment.” AMIGA WORLD “We’ve been blown away by the effects and the tools that Digi-Paint supplies. The results can be spectacular.” INFO "Digi-Paint is the first paint program that makes it feel as if you’re actually painting. Digi-Paint gives you unlimited freedom.” COMPUTE! Computer of the Year jOPichColor OunDo ©CopyColoi* OCLear i j it “We have personally seen $ 40,000 computer graphic terminals that couldn’t come close to Digi-Paint’s power.” COMPUTER SHOPPER “Digi-Paint is remarkable.” BYTE “Digi-Paint is a $ 60 wonder. Using the dizzying menu of features, the results can be startlingly realistic.” VIDEO MAGAZINE “Digi-Paint is a new generation paint program with exciting and unique features you will simply not find anywhere else. It is extremely powerful, and at its price, it’s a steal.” AMAZING COMPUTING Digi-Paint is available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-843-8934. ONLY $ 59.95 N=wT=k INCORPORATED Circle 119 on Reader Service card. All photos are actual unretouched Digi-Paint images photographed off the Amiga. Digi-Paint and Digi-View Gold are trademarks of NewTek, Inc. and Amiga is a trademark of Commodore Amiga, Inc. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cool Friends of NewTek Club, write to us at NewTek. 115 West Crane Street, Topeka. KS 66603 U S A Attn: CFONC Compiled by Linda Barrett Holiday Cheer THE AMIGA CERTAINLY had a happy Christmas in Britain, if last December’s London show was any indication. Developers from all fields piled presents under the tree. Holiday diversions came from several sources. Telecomsoft (01- 379-6755) offered three. In Fish (designed by Magnetic Scrolls), you play a goldfish trying to save the planet. Wargamers have plenty of ammunition with the Universal Military Simulator (released in the US by Rainbird Software: 415 322-0900) and Tracker, a combination of strategy and arcade sequences. Reports from Mediagcnic UK (UK: 01-431-1101, US: 415 329-0800) indicated that Afterburner is finished and eagerly awaited throughout Europe. A conversion of R-Type is the next blast-’em-up on the schedule. Microdeal (UK: 07-256-8020, distributed in the US by Michtron: 313 334-5700) displayed International Soccer, a promising simulator, Turbo Trax, a racing game in which you can design your own circuits, and Fright Night, a arcade-adventure game. Precision Software (01-330-7166) left smoking joysticks behind with Charon 5 (distributed in the US by Mindware International: 705 737-5998). Capturing the sounds of the season were Microdeal’s Midi Interface and Sampler Box and Trilogic’s (02-746-91115) low-cost audio digitizer. For playback, Trilogic offered small amplifiers to drive headphones or speakers from your Amiga. The company was also seeking a US distributor. To catalog all your new goodies, Precision Software suggested Superbase Personal 2 (distributed in the US by Precision Incorporated: 214 929-4888), which adds mail merge and a text editor to its database capabilities. Already established in the states, Supra’s hard drives and modem are now being distributed in the UK by Frontier Software (04-236-
7140) . A less fortunate hardware manufacturer was Robtek, which has ceased trading. Club 68000 (01 -977-9596) has taken over much of Robtek’s old business. While most developers were keeping their plans for 1989 under wraps, Commodore was pledging continued success. The Amiga 500 is now the de facto upgrade path for C-64 owners. Stu Menges MiddlesexEngland FOR LOST SHOPPERS, the InfoBox is a savior. If you know what you want to buy, It will tell you where to find It and how to get there. More than a map, the box can plot your route for you. Oslo in a Box The metal box houses an Amiga- based Information booth. The shopping-center version greets you with a slideshow. Press any key to see the main menu, from which you can request information on various types of shops, restaurants, and facilities. If you choose restaurants, for example, a three-second restaurant-related advertisement plays, then a list of restaurants appears. Select an entry and press the enter key to see a picture of the establishment, a menu, or a price list. Press the enter key again for a map of the mall with restaurants marked by flashing dots. The city box improves on the process. If you are interested in pet shops, for example, you can request the name and picture of the closest one. A map follows displaying your position and the pet shop's, then a detailed map pinpointing the pet shop. Press the enter key once more for a list of public transportation that will take you to the shop. For designer Martin Joyce Nygaard of Oslo, Norway, the InfoBox Is a rapidly growing business. He offers two configurations the boxed version powered by a one-megabyte A500 with a 40MB hard disk and a 1081 84 monitor, and a store-window version powered by an A2000 with a 20MB or 40MB hard disk. Five keys connected to the joystick port control the box- based system, while heat or light sensors glued inside the window control the A2000-based system. Both were programmed in C. The retail price is a hefty £5000, but Nygarrd splits the advertising revenue with the box owner. Three InfoBoxes are currently in operation at the Norwegian State Branch of Public Information, the Center for Public Transport, and Norway’s largest shopping center. For more Information, write to Martin Joyce Nygaard at: InfoBox A S, Skippergt. 27, 0154 Oslo 1, Norway, or call 047-233-
3250. LJB ¦ 3e king or pauper, it’s all in how you )lay the game, kingdoms of England is only for the stout of heart nd the strategic of mind. Jo back through time with authentic battle sounds specifically cored and a non-repetitive sound track for the moods ind sequences of the game plan. Experience exciting animation and graphics throughout all game sequences; plan your strategy with a large, smooth, scrolling battlefield; play one-on-one, or with a partner on a split screen design. Kingdoms of England, play like the lion hearted and he king. REVIEWS Fleet Check Gold Spell II ZINGISpell Polish your prose with a backseat speller. By Neil Randall FEW THINGS CLAN he as damaging to a document's credibility as a misspelling. Three spell-checking programs Fleet Check hy Professional Software, Gold Disk’s Gold Spell II, and ZINGISpell from Meridian Software are designed to bolster your image. Each of the programs I reviewed takes a different approach. Fleet Check works in real time, alerting you to errors as you type. Gold Spell 11 is a batch checker; it examines your document after you have finished typing. Positioned square in the middle is ZINGISpell, which operates in either real-time or hatch mode. Of the three, only Fleet Check adds a thesaurus, although mailing in the registration card for Meridian’s ZINGISpell entitles you to a free one. The lack of a strong thesaurus in all programs comes as something of a surprise, as thesauri are commonly bundled with spell checkers in other computer environments. Fleet Check Fleet Check’s manual clarifies the program’s function immediately. “Please note,” it reads, “that Fleet Check will not be able to spellcheck documents already stored on disk. Its only purpose is to spellcheck as you type and to allow you to access the Thesaurus.” For many users, that statement renders the package useless, as spell-checking after the fact is often the preferred method. More disturbingly, this contradicts a statement on the front of the package: “Documents can be checked while you’re typing or when completed.” Fleet Check contains a 90,000-word dictionary. A separate, customizable dictionary can accommodate 10,000 additional words. When you enable the autospell mode, both dictionaries load into memory; the program scans your document for misspellings and finds substitute words quickly. Although the manual suggests you load Fleet Check before loading the word processor, this isn’t really necessary as long as your word processor allows access to the Workbench window. A warning, though: I had trouble both post-loading and pre-loading Fleet Check in conjunction with WordPerfect (WordPerfect Corp.), Kind Words (The Disc Company), and TextPro (Abacus) on my Amiga 500 with 512K. With a one-megabyte A2000, the problem disappeared. As soon as you type a word that is not in Fleet Check’s dictionary, your screen flashes and the speaker clicks. If you want to correct it, hit the two shift keys simultaneously. Then, at the top of the screen, the Fleet Check window- appears with an array of up to eight suggested corrections. You now have four choices: Use the mouse to select one of the words, type in the correction, add the word to your dictionary, or hit the return key to stop Fleet Check from noticing the word for the remainder of the writing session. Unfortunately, the four-page manual points up almost as many conditions as features. First, your incorrect word is kept in memory only as long as you don’t type more than 60 characters (one normal line) afterwards. Another condition is that Fleet Check “can get lost in your text and will not be able to reinsert the [correct] word” if you invoke menus, function keys, ALT- or CTRL-key sequences, and so on, before calling up the incorrect word. To make things worse, you must be in Insert mode, and your text must not be justified or centered. Finally, the program can get lost all on its own if you type several misspelled words consecutively. Fleet Check’s usefulness is limited. Its thesaurus is passable, and it works well as a simple word-by-wrord checker, but it needs a good deal more development. Gold Spell II Like Fleet Check, Gold Spell II loads entirely into memory, thereby maximizing speed. One highly-commendable feature is its specific support for .Amiga word processors. You can select a format for WordPerfect, Textcraft and Textcraft Plus (Commodore), Scribble! (Micro-Systems Software), ProWrite (New- Horizons Software), the Amiga Notepad, and Gold Disk’s Professional Page or PageSctter. Choosing the Generic format lets you check ASCII files produced with any program. Gold Spell II contains a 90,000-word dictionary, and offers three application options for checking completed documents. You can check the spelling of an individual word (this is useful if you have Gold Spell II multitasking behind your word processor). For interactive checking, the program shows you each misspelled word as it appears in the document, and allows you to fix mistakes immediately. With Batch method, Gold Spell checks the document and stores nt-An ti i '¦mi rut. K> vbnk tow itf a Vbt>t friend award.' VoWd Miu. Igi.-ij suspect words for you to correct later. T he second, Check Document, is the most useful method. When Gold Spell II finds an incorrect word, its screen splits in half. The top shows the word in its context of several surrounding lines. At the bottom, the Check Document window displays a series of options. You can click in the text string and correct the word manually, or you can click Accept to change nothing. If you select Accept and Remember, Gold Spell will ignore future occurrences of that word and keep it in memory to be saved later as part of your customized dictionary. You can also check the dictionary itself: Selecting Scan Dictionary lets you search the dictionary for the word you want, while choosing Guess Spelling asks Gold Spell to do the work for you. (1 tested Guess Spelling with 50 misspelled words, and the program replaced 40 correctly, certainly a good percentage.) A final option lets you list a word as one to be .substituted with another word later. If you habitually misspell a certain word, or you like to abbreviate as you type, the substitute feature is extremely handy. A spelling checker can save you from having to eat your words. Batch mode chec ks the spelling of a file non-interactively. You simply select Batch from the Project menu, then go for a 5- to 10-minute walk. When you re- turn, the Batch Mode window will show the number of incorrect words found, and will give you the option of editing these words immediately or saving the list. Choose Edit, and the words appear, one by one and (unfortunately) without surrounding context. At any time, you can quit and return to the same spot later. Apart from the lack of context, the system works very well. As with the other two checkers, Gold Spell II’s dictionaries are alterable, either via the Accept and Remember option or by using a word processor capable of saving ASCII files. You can create customized dictionaries and define substitute files for various uses. Gold Spell even lets you load an Exception file, which lets you list words you want Gold Spell nut to recognize. Gold Spell II can deliver document statistics, including the number of words and sentences in the piece and the approximate grade level of readability (Gunning Fox Index). A final statistic isolates the number of unique words in the document, letting you check for overuse of specified words. ZINGISPELL Without doubt, ZINGISpell is the most feature-laden of the three packages. Besides supporting Arexx commands, the program has four separate real-time spell-checking options. You can check words whenever you choose, or set the system to check after a carriage return, only the last word entered, or each word as it is typed. ZINGISpell lets you work in either Workbench-screen or custom- screen modes. ZINGISpell lets you create exchange dictionaries specify and type abbreviations for longer words, and the program will automatically substitute them in the text. You can also create and edit custom dictionaries. The checker can he suspended at any time, and you can scan the dictionaries for spelling suggestions. Finally, you can check as you type, or you can check a finished document. In practice, the checker does little to help you find substitutes for misspellings. It alerts you to errors, but of the 30 sam- pies I tried, the dictionary gave me correct spellings for only ten. The reason is that ZINGISpell uses a wild-card system to help you locale words automatically and this rarely does what you want. You can manipulate the misspelled word to help the dictionary find the correction, but using a traditional desk dictionary is preferable. ZINGISpell works in identifying typos, but not very well as a spelling corrector. Although the program becomes easier to use with practice, ZINGISpell is initially slow and awkward to use. In this regard both Fleet Check and Gold Spell II are superior; their manuals and interfaces help instead of impede. ZINGISpelfs manual is the worst I have seen in three years. As if dot-matrix- printed documentation isn't hard enough to read, the manual has almost no perceivable organization, and its instructions are very poor. If you want a highly-versatile checker, buy ZINGISpell, but be sure you have the technical knowhow to make it work. Spelling It Out Most writers, programmers, and other applications-users spell checkers aren’t just for word processing, after all will be happiest with Gold Spell II. It helps ? You correct finished documents quickly and easily, and its dictionary options and statistics are useful. ZINGlSpeil, on the other hand, is useful for the technically- adept looking to customize their utility. I recommend Fleet Check only for poor typists and poor spellers. Fleet Check Professional Software Inc. 51 Fremont Street Needham, MA 02194 617 444-5224 $ 39,95 No special requirements. Gold Spell II The Gold Disk 2179 Dun win Dr. Mississauga, Ont. Canada L5L 1X2 416 828-0913 S44.95 No special requirements. ZINGlSpell Meridian Software Inc. 9361 W. Brittany Ave. Littleton, CO 80123 303 979-4140 $ 79.95 No special requirements. MIDI Magic Saw measures in half and make notes disappear. By Bob Lindstrom WHILE MOST OF its competitors employ proprietarv-interface designs, MIDI Magic, a 16-track sequence-and-song editor, consistently adheres to the Intuition 1 4 style. This factor contributes ease of use to MIDI Magic’s features, but, in some cases, it also impedes the efficiency of an otherwise smooth-running program. MIDI Magic provides track-, sequence- arid song-editing modes. Each mode functions in a separate window, all of which may he present on the screen at once. Because overlapping windows can clog the screen, the program lets you shift from a medium- to a high-resolu- tion display that shows more data with less confusion. The drawbacks are interlace flicker and extra RAM overhead. For My First Trick. .. MIDI Magic offers 26 sequences, each with 16 tracks. Composing typically begins by choosing a sequence, A through Z, and entering the Tape Transport and Track Display to start recording. The Tape Transport contains typical tape-re- corder-type controls (play, record, fast forward, and fast backward), a counter for current measure, beat and pulse location, and punch in and out settings for re-recording segments. In the Track Display, you select a track, place it in Record mode, and click the Record button in the Tape Transport window. At that point, you can set an audio-visual metronome to click and flash the tempo. In addition to a Tape Transport slider that lets you set a tempo manually, the Set Tempo menu option lets you choose Ilf is bill Hi I ml Ain Cinfcf ¦tail al Ml Ov*n Praia ¦Mil al 1*1 Ovm Pma ana a* 1*1 Hot a filT arii «2 1*1 Hale b* ¦via •2 Ml Hale OH Mil m2 «*i Hale OH
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MIDI Magic contains an internal clock, and it is compatible with an external MIDI clock (invaluable when porting sequences from other systems), step-time note entry, and drum sync output. MIDI Magic’s solution to the chronic MIDI-recording problem of stopping the “tape” precisely at the end of a measure is one of the best I have seen. In the Tape Transport window, you click the time counter to one pulse beyond the end of your track (usually, it will be the first clock of the next measure). Then, clicking on a Set End button automatically extends or cuts the track to that length. .After you’ve recorded a few tracks, you can use the Track Edit options to copy and combine (bounce) several tracks into a single track, to Global Delete specific types of MIDI messages from all tracks (remove all MIDI velocity or aftertouch data, for instance), to manually enter System Exclusive and other specialized MIDI commands, or to quantize the rhythms. Split-Second Timing Quantizing (aligning and correcting rhythmic values) is particularly flexible in MIDI Magic. Several techniques are available, and you can quantize to any value from half notes to 32nd-note triplets. Note Coherent will preserve the note duration but shift the beginning to the quantize point. Note Duration retains the note on position but alters the note’s length. Note On Only retains the note off position but changes note on to the quantize point. Finally, On Sc Off shifts both events to the nearest quantize point. Unfortunately, the program does not have an Undo feature, and it will not automatically hack up a track prior to quantization. If you might want to return to a particular version of a track, you should copy it. In the Track Event Editor window, you alter or insert individual MIDI values in a track. To alter values, you must hold the left mouse button down over the desired number or note value on screen, then roll the mouse left and right to change the entry. If you prefer typing in new values, the mouse method may seem sluggish and inconvenient. There is no keyboard option, however. Another complaint about the Event Editor is that it displays MIDI data be- ? FOUR WAYS TO MAKE Terrorists faiv taken their last hostage Someone has to leach the terrorists what tenor tsaHabout. The only way to sase the SjP hostages is to get in. Strike hard I and get oat fast Terrorists be warned... 1 Operation Wolf is coming. V taito taTto, .__ , nva. 3 m0nths Scramble through 100 screens of laughs as your The *1 game in Europe tor cw ou crazy with non-stop action. Now you can take the world's number one arcade game home1 All the action-packed arcade thrills of this awesome hostage rescue are ready for home video play. 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Count on Taito to bring the heat of the arcade to your home computer. Buy Taito products at leading stores everywhere. Visa Mastercard holders can order direct anywhere in the U.S. by calling 1-800-663-8067. If you want to make your Amiga explode with action you've got to give it dynamite games. These are the world famous original arcade screamers. Operation Wo fF Bubble Bobble7," Renegade™ and Rastan " will make your Amiga Computer scream with arcade quality graphics and stereo sound. Everyone knows that arcade games are the THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN!” AH rights reserved. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Advertisement by: Quatly & Company, Inc. (Chicago). Taito?- Operation Wolf,™ Bubble Bobbie,™ Renegade7" and Rastan ™ are trademarks of Taito America fnc. Copyright © 1988 1538 COMING SOON, THE CLASSIC MIND GAME. QlX ginning only with the current position of the Tape Transport. If you stop the transport: in measure three at beat one, the Track Edit window does not display any MIDI track data in the first two measures; you have to “rewind” the Tape Transport to view the entire track, After you record as many of the sequence's 16 tracks as you need, yon move through any remaining sequences until you complete all the segments. At that point, you go to the Song Editor window and assemble your sequences into a score. When assembling a song, you can repeat a sequence up to 99 times, transpose It to another key, and change the tempo. The Song Editor window displays values for these options as well as the elapsed time, and any comments that you may have attached to the sequence. MIDI Magic’s song-building design is gical, but not very flexible. You cannot compose a single drum pattern and mix and match it among several sequences; for example, because tracks must remain within, their assigned sequences. Also, you can place completed sequences in any order in the Song Editor, only sequence can play at a time. The im- :o combine or overlap sequences is an unfortunate limitation. They Do It with Mirrors Although reliable design and operation is the norm in MIDI Magic, the program has a few eccentricities. As the documentation warns, program execution can be slow, especially when several windows are open at once. Menu selection tends to lag, too, with the cursor hesitantly jerking from one menu option to the next. A glaring omission is the inability to save sequences in the MIDI-file standard. Now that the standard is in place, every MIDI sequencer should support it. This omission: precludes MIDI: Magic from participating in inter-program and inter-operating system trading of MIDI a (.(I. While the printed manual has a help* albeit brief tutorial, the disk contains only a trio of crude demo sequences. With about 35 percent isk free, there was plenty of room example songs and sequences to help the beginner get stated!.. Lastly, aside from function-key equivalents for Tape Transport commands, MIDI Magic is short on keyboard substitutes for mouse and menu operations. More keyboard control would make the program faster to use and far more flexible, particularly for the experienced MIDI! Musician. MIDI Magic has a few finishing touches, however, that other programs do not:. Those willing to tinker with the tools selection in the Workbench Info window can customize MIDI Magic to boot up in virtually any configuration; you can, select colors, clock source, screen resolution, metronome setting, default PPQN, and more. The manual is quite dear and to the point:, and, although some efforts to be entertaining are cloying, Its glossary of MIDI terms and an appendix with sections on troubleshooting, error messages, technical pi tfalls, and a listing of program-sup- ported MIDI specifications are helpful. Best of all, MIDI Magic is not copy-protected; the manual provides complete instructions for installing and running the program on a hard disk. The Final Curtain MIDI Magic offers much that Amiga sequencers in the $ 200-$ 300 price range do. Professional MIDI musicians who put a premium on speed and efficiency (and not on mouse-and-menu consistency) will want to pay the price for a more advanced package, but many beginners and serious amateurs will love MIDI Magic for its power and its startup familiarity. Finally, because Circuin Design promises a patch librarian addon module, MIDI Magic may become a one-stop MIDI solution for many Amiga musicians. MIDI Magic Circum Design Inc. Distributed by Broxvn-Wctgh Publishing 16795 Lark Ave. Suite 210 Los Gatos, GA 95030 408 395-3838 $ 149.95 MIDI synthesizer, MIDI interface, and two MIDI cables required. Reviews continued on p. 84 Top value for your dollar and true integration from a company who prides itself on excellence! You can’t top that. The Works! Platinum Edition has 5 programs using a common interface, 1 box, 1 easy-to-use manual, and 3 non-copy protected disks. Thke The Works! Platinum Edition home when you buy any Amiga® computer and have instant operation. Within minutes, you’11 be able to write a letter, balance your checkbook, call a local bulletin board system, create a mailing list, and print any spreadsheet sideways. You owe yourself the Platinum experience! 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* * ¦ . , . • . * . , * • • . . 4 MAGELLAN is a trademark of Emerald Intelligence' Inc, AMIGA is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc. Moniterm is a trademark'of Moniterm Corporation., The input segment of the search routine can be very simple: You prompt the user to enter the last name of the person he or she wants information about. Here is an example: REM 'Search Input Searchln: CLS LOCATE 10,10 PRINT "Address Book Search” INPUT "Enter Last Name: searchS The simplest search algorithm is brute force: You examine every record in the list until you find a match. For example: found_flag = 0 FOR x = 1 to rec IF lst$ (x,1) = searchS THEN found_flag = 1 GOTO CheckFlag END IF NEXT X CheckFlag: IF found_flag = 1 THEN Displaylt : ’jump to the record display routine ELSE PRINT "Record Not Found” END IF I his routine works but it is neither efficient nor very pretty. If you have 80 records in your address book, the program will have to perform an average of 40 comparisons before it finds the proper record. To greatly decrease the average number of comparisons needed, I rely on a binary search. In a binary search, you examine selected records that continually narrow down the number you must examine. A binary search is very efficient, but it does require that the records be sorted. Here is how a binary search works. Let's say you have a list of 20 records and the record you want (though you don't know it) is number 14, First, you compare your search string with the record halfway down the list, namely 1 1. Because the search string is below record 11 alphabetically, you check the record halfway down the remainder (records 12 through 20) of the list, namely record 16. The search string is above this record, so you check the record (13) halfway between the remaining records (12 through 15). Your search string is below 13, so you move halfway down the remaining records (14 and 15) to record 14, where you finally have a match. In your search, you’ve examined records 11, 16, 13. And 14, for a total of four. A brute force search of the same list will take an average of 10 comparisons. The routine below implements a binary search for the address book program. Remember, the records are numbered from 1 to rec- The display routine follows the search routine. Io = 0 : hi = rec Loop: lookup = lo + INT ((hi - lo +1 ) 2) IF search$ = lstS lookup,1) THEN GOTO Displaylt ELSEIF searchS lst$ (lookup,1) THEN IF hi = lookup THEN EndSearch ELSE hi = lookup : GOTO Loop END IF ELSE IF lo = lookup THEN EndSearch ELSE Jo = lookup : GOTO Loop END IF END IF EndSearch : CLS PRINT "No Match Found!" INPUT "Try Again (Y N) ans$ IF ans$ = "Y” or ans$ = "y” THEN Searchln STOP Displaylt: CLS LOCATE 1,10 PRINT "The record you want follows:" FOR fid = 1 to 7 PRINT lst$ (lookup,fld); “ NEXT fid PRINT INPUT "Search Again (Y N) "; ans$ IF ans$ = "Y" or ans$ = "y” THEN Searchln END To get everything working, add the above routine to the Search Input routine and tack the whole thing onto the end of the Read Sort program. You now have the basic pieces of an address book application. Fond Farewell 74 NEX'I MONTH, IN the final installment of BASIC By The Numbers, we'll add menus, a print routine, and error trapping to the program to create a finished application. ¦ Greatness isn’t awarded, it’s earned. Wayne Gretzky has spent thousands of hours on the ice, practicing his skating, passing, and shooting skills. He's earned his reputation as the dominant force in professional ice hockey today. At Bethesda Softworks, we’ve spent countless hours developing WAYNE GRETZKY HOCKEY. 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Hard Times Ahead Greater storage capacity, efficiency, and speed make hard drives the standard of the future. But what kind of system do you need and how do you install it? ?? ? By Louis R. Wallace MUCH TO MOLLY’S DISGUST, but radio listeners’ delight, Fibber McGee’s closet could hold a lot, but attempting to locate one thing brought the entire contents cascading down on his head. The same applies to your desk littered with floppy disks; you know the program you need is there, but finding it means rooting through the mess. A more efficient storage method is a hard drive. A 20MB hard drive will hold the equivalent of 20 floppy disks in one neat box. Instead of searching for separate disks, you can install frequently used software on your hard disk, then dick open the programs as you need them. Accessing programs from a hard drive is also much faster than accessing them from a floppy. For disk-intensive applications, such as searching and sorting databases, spell checking large documents, creating graphics, or digitizing sound and video, you will quickly appreciate the increased speed of a hard drive. (For more details on how a hard drive operates, see the sidebar "Hard Facts.") Purchasing and installing your first hard drive, however, presents an array of bewildering choices. What capacity do you need? What size do you buy? What interface standard should you use? How do you hook it up? Because the answers are system specific, we will concentrate on adding an internal hard drive to an Amiga 2000 running version 1,3 of the operating system. While your Amiga comes equipped to run a floppy drive, you must buy an .Amiga-specific controller card to run a hard drive. Because of manufacturing costs and expensive extras, such as autoconfig and DMA (Direct Memory Access) circuitry, the controller often costs more than a 20MB drive. Many companies, such as C-Ltd and Supra Corp., offer turnkey hard-drive systems, containing the drive, a controller card, mounting hardware, cables, software (a hard-disk driver and installation program), and instructions. The all-in-one package is perfect if you do not want or know where to search for individual components. With all the pieces coming from the same company, troubleshooting is much easier. If you want to get the best deal possible or a custom configuration, you can easily buy the components from different sources. While you can save money or buy more megs for the same amount with this method, you run the risk of assembling incompatible components. The best defense is to know your interface standards and your personal requirements. How Much Is Enough? One such requirement is the storage capacity you need. Although 20MB drives are the least expensive, they have the highest cost per megabyte and fill all too quickly. While your first 20 megabytes may cost about $ 500, doubling your storage to 40 megs will cost only about an additional $ 100. The per-megabyte savings increase as you move up to 60MB, 80MB and 100 + MB systems, although you will probably want to draw the line on capacity somewhere. If your budget will allow it, I recommend you buy a 40MB drive at least. ST506 VS. SCSI All Amiga hard drives adhere to either the ST506 or the SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) interface standard. Designed for the IBM PC, ST506 ? Drives are the cheapest and most plentiful. SCSI drives cost a little more, hut are usually faster than S 1 506 drives. Commodore’s A2090A interface card supports both ST506 and SCSI drives; most other controllers support SCSI drives only. If you need the flexibility of using both types of drives, get the A2090A. If you do not need ST506 support, get a SCSI-only interface. 3l 2 VS. 5V4 Once you decide on a standard, consider the size of the drive 3li-> inch or 5‘ .t inch. You must install a
57. ,-inch drive in the 574-inch-drive slot on the A2000. This, however, prevents you from running MS-DOS programs via Commodore’s A2088 Bridgeboard, because it eliminates the space for an internal IBM- compatible drive. A BV.-inch drive installed in the second floppy slot means having only one internal floppy drive, DHL. You could add a more expensive, external S' g-inch floppy, which is called DF2: by default but which you can mount as DF1:. If you want two internal 372-inch floppies and a 37.,-inch hard drive, but no MS-DOS floppy, you can install the hard drive in the 57.,-inch slot with a mounting bracket. Radio Shack sells one for $ 29.95. DMA VS. Non-DMA For even more speed and efficiency, consider a controller that supports DMA (Direct Memory Access), a hardware technique for high-speed data transfer between computer memory and a device, such as a hard disk. Once the CPU has initiated a DMA transfer, transmission continues without further assistance from the CPU, meaning your Amiga can perform other functions while accessing your drive. Again, performance adds to the controller’s price. If speed is a major concern, I recommend investing in a DMA. Controller. Remote Control Version 1.3 of the operating system adds a new option autohooting AmigaDOS from your hard drive. When autohooting, the machine executes your startup-sequence automatically from the hard disk, instead of looking for it on a floppy disk in DFO:. To autoboot from your hard drive you need Kickstart
1. 3 and a controller card that supports the procedure. Because Commodore is not selling the Kickstart 1.3 ROM chip (part number 315093-02) to users, you must have a service center install it for you. Several reliable autohooting hard-drive controllers are the A2090A(Commodore), the A2000 Impact (Great Valley Products), the A2000 SupraDrive controller (Supra Corp.) and the A2000 Overdrive controller (Pacific Peripherals). Out of the Box, Into the Case With all the components collected on your desk, you are ready to install your hard drive. The exact procedure depends on your specific controller and drive, i Glossary of Hard Drive Terminology AutoConfig a technique used by the Amiga operating system to automatically recognize and access hardware. Autoconflg devices must meet certain requirements before the Amiga can detect them. Block a segment of data totaling 512 bytes. Cylinder a group of tracks with a common track number. All the track 0’s on a hard drive form one cylinder, all the track 1's make up another, and so on. Device Is a software I O port that AmigaDOS uses to communicate with a physical I O port or a redefinition of how a system resource Is used. For example, the RAM: device redefines read write memory to be a disk drive. Device Driver the program and data structures necessary to make a device functional. DMA Direct Memory Access; a high-speed method of transferring data between RAM and a peripheral device, such as a hard drive. DOS Disk Operating System; the software the computer uses to control the disk drive. File System a program that provides high- level access to low-level mass-storage devices. Handler a translator that lets you access different logical devices with the same commands, such as RAM-Handier, SPEAK-Handler, and AUX-Handler. Mountllst a text file found In a Workbench disk’s DEVS: directory that describes devices, handlers, or file systems added to the system with the AmigaDOS MOUNT command. Partition the division of a single hard drive Into two or more "logical" segments that the system refers to as If they were individual drives. Partitions are formatted independently and can each support a different disk operating system. For example, one drive could house partitions supporting AmigaDOS, FastFile- System, and MS-DOS. Read Write Head a circular piece of magnetized iron positioned above the magnetic media that Is used to read or write data to the drive. SCSI Small Computer System Interface; a high-speed interface capable of the parallel transference of data (transferring eight bits at a time). Sector a sub-area of a track. ST506 an Interface that uses serial transference of data (transferring one bit at a time). Startup-sequence a text file that contains Instructions for the Amiga to execute when It is booted. Startup-sequences are stored in the S directory of boot disks. Track one of many rings on the surface of the disk that the read write head of the drive passes over. Step 2. Installing the hard drive In the 5 4" mounting Step 4. Attaching the power and data cables to the hard bracket. Drive. Hard Facts A HARD DRIVE Is a mass-storage device onto and from which your Amiga can store and retrieve information. Conceptually, a hard drive Is similar to a floppy drive. Both contain rapidly-spinning (3600 revolutions per minute for a hard disk, 300 rpm for a floppy) magnetically- coated disks that hold information. Hard drives offer higher storage capacity and data-transfer speed, however, making them more desirable and expensive than floppy drives. Capacities range Irom 20 megabytes (the equivalent to over 20 Amiga floppies) to over 130 megabytes (as much as 150 floppies). Of course, hard storage costs more than floppy storage. A 20MB system costs $ 400-3600 (or about $ 25 per megabyte), while 20 floppies at a total cost of $ 40 represent a cost per megabyte of only $ 2. The more hard storage you buy, however, the (ess you pay per megabyte. A 40MB system at $ 700 means the per-meg price drops to $ 17, while an $ 800 60MB system brings that price down to $ 13. Although storage capacity is easy to measure, hard-drive speed is more complex. One aspect of speed is seek time. When you want to read or write to the drive, the computer’s disk operating system (DOS) determines the proper track and sector on the disk and moves the drive’s read write head to that location. The amount of time required to move the head is called seek time. A better way of measuring drive speed is with access time (measured in milliseconds), the average amount of time that elapses between the computer's request for data transfer and data’s return. Hard-drive manufacturers usually quote the access time. How the hard-drive Interface sends the data from the drive to the computer affects the drive’s speed. ST506 drives send information one bit at a time, while SCSI transfers a full byte at a time. The SCSI method is usually the faster. ? LRW THE TWO BIGGEST problems lor hard-drive owners are direct opposites loss of data and data buildup. Unless you take the proper precautions, you could lose all your data in a disk crash, or you could waste access time while your disk searches through unnecessary files. The best way to avoid these situations is to prepare yourself against them. Care and Feeding Hard drives are powerful, but not Indestructible. If you make a mistake, software corrupts the drive, or the hardware breaks down, you will lose your data. The golden rule Is: Always back up your data onto floppy disks. You should back up your data flies after every computing session. While you can recopy programs from their original disks, data can be lost for good if you do not save ft regularly. Because backing up the entire drive Is time consuming, you need to do so only once a month. If your data files are few and small, you can back them up using the Workbench or CLI. Use Duplicate for the Workbench menu to make a copy of the files, then drag the Icons into the floppy disk’s window. From the CLI, use the COPY command. This method quickly becomes time consuming when you have enough flies to fill one or two floppies. A better alternative is to batch copy files with a directory utility program, such as CLImate, DiskMaster (both from Progressive Peripherals & Software), and DlrUtil (public domain), These programs let you copy groups (batches) of files, such as entire directories, with a single command. If you have megabytes of data to back up, you should invest in a more sophisticated backup program, such as QuarterBack (Central Coast Software), or a tape backup system, such as C-Ltd's. The programs allow you to copy the entire contents of your hard drive to floppies. Once the process is started, all you have to do is supply fresh floppy disks when prompted. Be prepared, a 20MB drive will require about 25 floppy disks to store all the data, and it will take you one to two hours to make the backup. With a tape backup system you can copy the contents of large hard drives to magnetic tape for archiving or safeguarding far faster and more easily than you can back up to floppies. The drawback is that tape drives are expensive, sometimes rivalling hard-drive costs. Neat-Nik Just as backing up your drive will rescue you from disaster, keeping It organized will save you from frustration. New hard-drive owners often use only a few directories to store a vast array of data. Besides making It difficult for you to find anything, it slows down your drive, as the computer must search through the clutter for your requested data. To keep your drive as efficient as possible, keep it organized. Make your root directory lean. Keep only what you need in It, with the rest in subdirectories. A good guideline Is no more than 20 to 30 flies per directory. Organize your files and programs under common themes graphics, word processing, games, and so on. Delete files you do not need. Some disk utilities, such as Cumate and DiskMaster, offer housekeeping routines to make the process easier. ?
- LRW What follows is a general guideline; always consult the installation instructions accompanying your system. If you choose an ST506 system, check your hard disk and its packaging for a chart of the disk’s bad sectors (if any). If the values are listed on the drive, copy them into a notebook; the installation software may request them. To physically install the drive, turn oil your system and remove all the connecting cables. To open the A2000’s case, remove the two screws on each side and the top, center screw in the back. To install a 3Vz-inch drive, remove the two screws on each side of metal plate to which the floppy drives are attached. Carefully lift up the plate, wiih the floppy drive still in place, and find the screw holes in the plate for your hard drive. Attach the drive, and screw the plate back in place. To install a 5' .,-inch drive, simply slide it into the bottom slot, align the holes on the side, and insert the mounting screws. If your drive has a faceplate (usually black plastic with an LED), make sure it fits flush with the case before tightening the screws. If your drive will activate the hard-disk light on die front of the A2000, attach the LED wire and leave the A2000’s faceplate in place. After installing the drive, connect it to the power supply by plugging one of the Amiga’s large four- pin plastic connectors to the drive’s connector. Now, install the drive controller. Usually, you can house the card in any Amiga slot, but inserting it into the first slot makes connecting the cables easier. Be careful not to put your controller into the 86-pin CPU slot. Follow the controller’s instructions to connect the drive cables. With all your new equipment in place, reassemble your system. You are now ready to prepare your drive, mount- list, and startup-sequence for use. Again, the exact process is system specific. Some controllers come with software that automatically prepares, formats, and partitions the drive, alters the boot disk's mount list and startup-sequence, and copies any necessary files. Others may come with primed instructions only. For example, the software accompanying Commodore's A2090A board prepares and formats the disk; you follow the instructions and answer the prompts. If you wish, under version 1.3 of the operating system, you can install a hard-disk partition that employs the FastFileSystem (FFS) a new, faster, and more efficient method of using a hard drive on the Amiga. Unlike the older AmigaDOS file system (which was not designed for use on a hard drive), FFS stores only data in the disk’s data blocks. Because FFS stores data on consecutive blocks when possible, it is able to read and write data significantly faster (about 300%) than the old file system. The method also lets you store about 50K more data per megabyte, giving you about 5% more usable storage space. FFS is so fast that the limiting factor in the data transfer rate ? Now! The program you ve been hearing so much about... Zoetrope puts you right on the cutting edge of animation. _ - 1 T” Bring your imagination to life with Zoetrope: the faster way to animate. Now with Zoetrope, The Animation System"', you can create magical motion. Here are just a few of Zoetrope's exciting, M advanced features: V * Spin and swoop titles » and images through ] 3D space.
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• Overlay and underlay J (compositing) your favorite pictures or animations. By Jim Kent, the creator of Aegis Animator MM8AW3 Antic Software elopment between the Amiga and hard disks now is dependent upon your specific drive and controller, and not on the file system. For the best performance, get a fast hard disk with a DMA controller. Because FFS cannot be used on the first hard-drive partition (the first partition must be standard AmigaDOS), the setup procedure for an FFS partition is more involved than standard hard-drive software installation. First, you must install the device driver (supplied with your controller) in the Expansion drawer on your boot disk. For the A2090A controller, the files are called HDDISK and HDDISK.INFO. If the controller’s installation software does not copy the driver to the Expansion drawer, use the Workbench or CLI to do so. Next, you must prepare the hard drive. For the A2090A, use PREP, the supplied utility program. When running programs such as PREP on a drive intended for use with FFS, keep the normal AmigaDOS partition small. When PREP prompts you for the HIGHCYL of the first partition, you should enter the number of the cylinder you want to he the last one in the small AmigaDOS partition, not the last cylinder on the disk. I n the example mountlist below, the FFS partition starts at cylinder 29; therefore, when I used PREP on my drive I set the HIGHCYL of the AmigaDOS partition to 28. After preparing the AmigaDOS partition, reboot your Amiga. The next step is to add an entry for an FFS partition into your mountlist file (located in the DEVS: directory of the boot disk) using ED or some other text editor. The FFS mountlist entry below is for a 40MB drive. Cylinders 0 and 1 are reserved for system use. 1 used PREP to create the first partition, called DHO: in cylinders 2 through 28, about one megabyte. The remaining 39 megs will be used for FFS. FS1: Device = hddisk.device FileSystem =1: Fast FileSystem Unit - 1 Flags = 0 Surfaces = 4 BlocksPerT rack = 17 Reserved = 2 Interleave = 0 LowCyl = 29 ; HighCyl=1223 Buffers = 40 Glob Vec = 1 BufMemType = 1 Stacksize = 4000 DosType = 0x444 F5301 To make sure that the hard-disk device driver is recognized by your system, open a Shell or CLI and type: Bind Drivers , Product Information BACK-UP SYSTEMS CLImate Progressive Peripherals & Software 464 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144 $ 39.95 DiskMaster Progressive Peripherals & Software see address above
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The best fit for your system. And frankly, the best choice you could make, no matter how you stack your options. Only Supra offers you complete SupraDrive Hard Disk Systems for I he Amiga 500, the Amiga 1000, and the Amiga 2000 in various capacities and forms. You can get external drives, internal drives, interface kits, and RAM expansion kits. You can get drives ranging in size from 20MB all the way up to 250MB. Whatever your system configuration and needs, you can get a Supra hard disk that’s just right for YOU. And if what you need is backup or unlimited storage, you can get the SupraDrive FD-10. A new concept in mass storage that combines the best features M of hard disks and floppy disks. The SupraDrive FD-10 lets you store a full 10MB of data on one (loppy disk and then easily take the disk with you anywhere. Your storage capacity is limited only by the number of disks you have, and backups are quick and easy. When vou buv m. your new disk drive from Supra, you'll be buying from a company that has years of SupraDrive interface experience to for the Amiga 2000 share with you and the stability to ensure that they’ll be around when you need it. Only Supra Corporation offers you state-of-the-art, innovative technology plus experience and sendee you can count on. Call your local dealer or: Now, you must format the drive. Because PREP automatically mounts the first partition, you do not have to mount DHO:. To format the first (AmigaDOS) partition, simply type: FORMAT DRIVE DHO: NAME “SLOYVHD” The first partition, cylinders 2 through 28, will be formatted under AmigaDOS. Before formatting the FFS portion, you must mount it. To mount the FFS partition, type: MOUNT FS1: Next, you format the FFS partition by typing: FORMAT DRIVE FS1: NAME “FASTHD” FFS When the formatting process is complete, you should copy all the files on your Workbench 1.3 disk to the FFS partition, using the command: COPY DFO: FS1: ALL Now, edit your startup-sequence (in the boot disk's S directory) so it will mount the drive when you boot. For example, I added the following lines to the beginning of my startup-sequence: svstem fastmemfirst BindDrivers mount FS1: FS1 :c assign c: Fsl:c FS1:c assign sys: FS1: Fsl:c assign 1: FS1:1 Fsl:c assign fonts: Fsl:fonts FS 1 :c assign devs: FS 1 :devs Fsl:c assign libs: Fsldibs Fsl:c assign s: Fsl:s FS 1 :c assign system: FS 1 :system The first command runs the FASTMEMFIRST utility, which forces the Amiga to use fast memory if it is present. BindDrivers looks in the boot disk’s Expansion drawer to find the hard-disk driver, then loads the driver into memory. Next, using the 1.3 MOUNT command, it mounts the FFS partition. The system now will recognize the existence of the FFS partition so you can use it. Because I have a copy of all my Workbench files and directories on FS1:, I then assign all of them to it so it becomes my default drive. Now all access of my System files will come from the hard disk. When you reboot you will be using the new Fast- FileSystem as your default drive. (See “Care and Feeding” (p.26) for hard-drive handling hints.) ¦ Louis R. Wallace is a contributing editor to Amiga World. Write to him ch Amiga World Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. THE HUMAN TOUCH The EASYL graphics tablet, a natural extension of your pen or pencil, is the simplest and most intuitive way to put your ideas into the Amiga. Whether you are an artist, animator, designer or engineer, EASYL quickly draws your attention to its’ power, precision, ruggedness and ease of use. Once installed in your Amiga 500, 1000, or 2000, EASYL is ready to work with Deluxe Paint, Draw Plus, Photon Paint, Express Paint, Professional Draw, plus many other popular graphics programs. No matter what the job, EASYL is just a pen stroke away. EASYL also leaves your mouse active and the mouse joystick, serial, and parallel ports free for other uses. For a powerful way to express yourself on your Amiga, pick up the EASYL pressure sensitive graphics tablet. Chances are you won’t put it down. Contact your Amiga dealer for a free demonstration, or contact one of the addresses below. EASYL is also available for Commodore PC XT AT and compatible computers. EASYL technical support is available on BIX. In the U.S.: Inforite Corporation 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., 201 San Mateo, Ca 94402
(415) 571-8766 In Canada: Anakin Research Inc. 100 Westmore Drive, Unit 11C Rexdale, Ontario. Canada M9V 5C3
(416) 744-4246 Easyl is a registered trademark of Anakin Research Inc., Deluxe Paint is a registered trademark of Electronic Arts, Professional Draw is a registered trademark of Gold Disk Inc. Photon Paint is a registered trademark of Microillusions. Draw Plus is a registered trademark of Aegis Development Inc., Express Paint is a registered trademark of P.A.R. Inc. Circle 82 on Reader Service card The flickerFixer UNLOCK THE GRAPHICS POWER OF YOUR AMIGA 20001 flickerFixer is an advanced graphics adaptor that eliminates your Amiga 2000’s interlace flicker and visible scan lines. The result: superior quality color or monochrome graphics and text for such demanding applications as CAD CAM, Desktop Presentation, Graphic Design, Animation, 3D Modeling, Video, and Word Processing. FlickerFixer upgrades the Amiga 2000 with a flicker free 4096 color palette, has an overscan mode that features a screen size of 704 x 470 pixels and drives most of the popular PC Multiscan and VGA monitors, including the NEC Multisync and Mitsubishi XC1429C. Accolades include: Best of 1988 Award, Commodore Magazine (12 88); 7 Reader’s Choice Award, AMIGAWORLD (12 88); “The display is fantastic... It is the best display we have ever seen on any computer system." Amiga GURU (5 88) flickerFixer t s into the Amiga video slot is fully compatible with all software, and does not modify the standard Amiga video signals. For more information or to order, call MicroWay Sales at (508) 746-7341 or your Amiga Dealer. Priced at $ 595, flickerFixer is made in the USA and is FCC Class B approved. MicroWay... Respected throughout the industry lor high quality engineering, service and technical support. World Leader in PC Numerics
P. O. Box 79. Kingston, MA 02364 USA (508) 746-7341 32 High St., Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 01-541-5466 USA FAX 617-934-2414 Australia 02-439-8400 Circle 78 on Reader Service card. FlickerFixer and MicroWay are trademarks of MicroWay. Inc. Amiga is 3 registered trademark of Commodore. Multisync is a registered trademark of NEC. Snmr nrrmi 1'iuuiiuii i'M The AmigaWorld Buyer’s Guide DO YOU SUFFER from Just-One-More-Device Syndrome? The symptoms are easy to spot. Does your car’s dashboard look like a 747’s? Is your stereo system slowly taking over the entire living room? Have the electrical outlets in your kitchen been condemned for overcrowding? Most importantly, is the combined worth of your computer, peripherals, and expansion devices threatening to surpass the value of your house? Well, maybe you don’t mind, and believe that "More is better.’1 Or, perhaps like the sailor, you subscribe to “A device in every port;' or, like the politician, “A chicken in every slot." In any event, we’ve compiled our annual smorgasbord of delectable chips and wire The Amiga World Hardware Buyer's Guide to satisfy your cravings. .As always, the selection is extensive and varied. We have disk drives and controllers, memory-expansion boards, graphics, video, and music devices, networking equipment, and a whole lot more. A few translations to make your selections easier: The Bus refers to the side expansion bus on the A500 and A1000, and Slot to an internal slot on the A2000 or a slot in an expansion chassis off the bus. Motherboard refers to the Amiga’s main internal board; Mouse, Serial, Parallel, and RGB to the rear ports of the same name. Externa! Drive denotes disk-drive port, and Internal drive, the disk-drive cavity on the A2Q0Q. Internal refers to the expansion bus on the A500’s underside. The letters (PT) in the Port column indicate pass-through, meaning you can attach other products to the peripheral. We have listed only items that are or will be available by March 1, 1989. If the manufacturer has decided on a release date but not on a price, we listed TBA (To Be Announced) in the Price column. (Remember also, all prices are approximate. As the cost of chips and components fluctuate, so will the cost of hardware.) Products are presented alphabetically within each category by name of product, followed by the name of the manufacturer. Consult the “Company List" at the end of the guide for further information about the manufacturer’s address and telephone number, i
- |C Clocks .. 34 Coprocessors .....34 Drives Controllers . 34 Expansion .38 Graphics Video ...38 Interfacing Networking ...40 Memory ...... . ... 40 Music Sound ... 42 Miscellaneous ....42 Manufacturers’ Addresses ..44 Compiled by Jan Jackson and Bob Ryan Clocks PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION A-Time Akron Systems $ 39.95 .All Parallel Clock MouscTime MicroBotics $ 39.95 1900 Mouse Clock TimeSaver 1000 C Ltd $ 79.95 1000 Keyboard Clock, 7K RAM lor keyboard macros TimeSaver 1000-2000 Adaptor C Ltd S39.95 2000 Keyboard Enables A2000 to use TimeSaver 1000 Coprocessors PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE * PORT DESCRIPTION 68020 CPU Board CSA $ 995.00 2000 CPU slot 68020 Board; opt: 16-33 Mhz 68882, 16MHz 68030 A2088 BridgeBoard Commodore S699.95 2000 Slot IBM PCVXT t lone-on-a-card, 5! .," drive HA030 Ronin $ 320.00 1000, 2000 Hurricane 68030 adapter for Hurricane Board Hurricane 68020-12 Ronin $ 200.00 1000, 2000 Hurricane 12 Mhz 68020 chip Hurricane 68030 Processor Ronin $ 570.00 1000, 2000 Hurricane 16 or 20 Mhz 68030 chip Hurricane HI000 Accelerator Ronin $ 400.00 1000 Slot Unpopulated 68020 68881 board Hurricane H2000 Accelerator Ronin $ 600.00 2000 CPU slot Unpopulated 68020 68881 board Hurricane Math Coprocessors Ronin $ 200.00 1000, 2000 Hurricane 16MHz 68881; 20MHz 68881, 25MHz 68882 available Multifunction Module MicroBotics $ 99.95 All StarBoard2 68881 socket, dock, sticky disk, RAM parity checking Piggyback CSA $ 895.00
500. 1000 Motherboard 68020 Board; upgradable with 16 Mhz 68882 Processor Accelerator Creative Micro. $ 199,95 All Motherboard Replaces standard 68000 with 14.32 Mhz 68000 Drives Controi PRODUCT XERS COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION 10MB 5.25 Removable Floppy C Ltd $ 1089,95 2000 Slot 10MB S1 *" removable media drive and controller 10MB Floppy System C Ltd $ 1329.95 1000 Bus Removable media drive and controller 10MB Floppy System C Ltd $ 1329.95 500 Bus 10MB 51 ' removable media drive and controller 20MB Floppy System C Ltd $ 2199.95 1000 Bus 2-20MB 51 ' removable media drives and controller 20MB Floppy System C Ltd $ 2199.95 500 Bus 2-10MB removable media drives and controller 20MB Floppy System C Ltd $ 1959.95 All SCSI 2-20MB removable media drives, no controller 20MB SCSI Drive Sc Controller CompT’-Save $ 589.00 500, 1000 Bus (PT) 20MB SCSI hard drive and controller 3 V," Disk Drive Comp-L-Save $ 145.00 All External drive Single floppy drive with power supply A-1000 Hard Drive Systems C Ltd $ 999.95 1000 Bus 24MB drive and SCSI controller, up to 320MB A-1000 SCSI 1000 C Ltd $ 299.95 1000 Bus SCSI host controller A-1000 Tape Back-Up System C Ltd $ 1049.95 1000 Bus 20MB tape back-up with controller A-20Q0 Hard Drive Systems C Ltd $ 729.95 2000 Slot 20MB drive, SCSI controller, up to 320MB available A-2000 SCSI 2000 C Ltd $ 199.95 2000 Slot SCSI host controller A-2000 SCSI 2000R C Ltd $ 419.95 2000 Slot SCSI ST506 (RLE) controller A-2000 SCSI 2506M C Ltd $ 379.95 2000 Slot SCSI ST506 MEM controller A-2000 Tape Back-Up System C Ltd $ 799.95 2000 Slot 20MB internal tape back-up and controller A-500 Hard Drive System C Ltd $ 999.95 500 Bus 24MB drive and SCSI controller, up to 320MB A-500 SCSI 500 C Ltd $ 249.95 500 Bus SCSI controller A-500 Tape Back-Up System C Ltd $ 1019.95 500 Bus 20MB tape back-up and controller A2090A HD SCSI Controller Commodore $ 399.95 2000 Slot Auiobooting ST506, SCSI DMA controller A500 Hard Drive Controller Pacific Periph. TEA 500 Bus SCSI controller, can hold up to 2MB RAM Auto Card Expansion Tech. $ 179.95 500, 1000 Bus Converts non-autoboot controller to autoboot Autobootable Overdrive Pacific Periph. $ 249.00 2000 Slot DMA SCSI overdrive controller BN20 Comspec TBA All SCSI Bernoulli 20MB drive for use with Comspec SCSI card CA-880 California Access $ 229.95 All NA External floppy disk drive Dual 3' ' Disk Drive Comp-U-Save $ 299.00 All External drive Without power supply Dual 3 V2" Disk Drive Comp-U-Save $ 395.00 All External drive Dual floppy drive, power supply and 6' cord Dual Floppy Drive Datcl $ 299.99 VII External 3' -inch floppy drives Escort 1 Expansion Tech. $ 179.95 All External Floppy drive Escort Hard Drive Card Expansion lech. $ 199.95 500, 1000 Bus SCSI interface card Escort Hard Drive Systems Expansion lech. $ 335.00 500, 1000 Bus SCSI DMA controllers, autoboot DRJ VES CONl ROLLERS (continued) PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION Fdata 10 Jay tron $ 149.95 All External Floppy disk drive Fdata 20 Jaytron S299.95 All External Dual floppy disk drive Flash Card Expansion Tech. $ 749.95 2000 Slot 32MB hard card. 48MB: $ 939.95 Flash Card Controller Expansion Tech. $ 229.95 2000 Slot SCSI interface, autoboot, DMA Floppy Drives Expansion Tech. $ 179.95 All External 3' 2-inch external drive Hard Disk Drive CSA $ 895.00 2000 Slot 20MB drive. SCSI controller; 40MB available Hard Drive 8c Controller Comspcc TBA 1000 Bus(PT) 20MB autobooting SCSI drive; 40MB available Hard Frame 2000 Micro Botics $ 329.00 2000 Slot DMA SCSI hard-disk interface, autobooting HDA-506 Hard Drive Adaptor Spirit $ 294.00 500, 1000 Bus Adapts ST506 controllers for use with Amiga HDA-506-2 Hard Drive System Spirit $ 799.00 500, 1000 Bus 20 MB MEM ST506 hard-drive system, autoboot HDA-506-4 Hard Drive System Spirit $ 999.00 500, 1000 Bus 40MB MEM ST506 HD, optional autoboot ROM Impact A2000-1 0 GVP $ 325.00 2000 Slot SCSI DMA controller, sockets for 1MB RAM, autoboot Impact A2000-2 0 GVP $ 360.00 2000 Slot SCSI DMA Controller, autoboot, room for 2MB Impact A500-2 0 RAM EPROM GVP $ 100.00 500 Impact 500 Add 2MB RAM and autoboot to Impact 500 system Impact A500-20HD RAM GVP $ 795.00 500 Bus 20MB SCSI system, room for 2MB RAM, 30MB, 45MB Impact A500-40Q RA.M GVP S 1650.00 500 Bus 40MB fast access hard-drive system, room for 2MB RAM Impact A2000-HC20 GVP $ 675.00 2000 Slot 20MB SCSI system, autoboot, D.NLA; up to 100MB avail. Impact A2000-HC40Q GVP $ 999.00 2000 Slot 40MB fast-access SCSI system, autoboot, DMA Master 3-A Disk Drive Oceanic America $ 159.00 All External drive Floppy disk drive PAB-500, PAB-1000 Phoenix $ 179.95 500, 1000 Bus (PT) .Allows non-autoboot hard drives to auiobooi PFD-135 Phoenix $ 179.95 All External drive External floppy drive PFD-135I Phoenix $ 162.95 2000 Internal drive XI Internal floppy drive PFD-235A Phoenix $ 324.95 All External drive Dual floppy drive PHD-22 500 or 1000 Phoenix $ 679.95 500, 1000 Bus 22MB SCSI hard-drive system, 32MB and 48MB avail. S-1020 Hard Drive System Xetec $ 849.00 1000 Bus 20MB SCSI hard-drive system S-1040 Hard Drive System Xetec $ 1049.00 1000 Bus 40MB SCSI hard-drive system S-520 Hard Drive System Xetec $ 799.00 500 Bus 20MB SCSI drive and controller S-540 Hard Drive System Xetec S999.00 500 Bus 40MB SCSI drive and controller SA 2000 Comspec TBA 2000 Slot SCSI interface for Iomega Bernoulli Box SA 500, SA 1000 Comspec TBA 500, 1000 Bus SCSI interface for the Iomega Bernoulli Box SA-20 Xetec $ 199.00 2000 Slot SCSI hard-disk interface card SA-2020 Xetec $ 649.00 2000 Slot 20MB SCSI drive and controller card SA-2040 Xetec $ 849.00 2000 Slot 40MB drive with SCSI controller SA-5 Host Adaptor Xetec $ 250.00 500, 1000 Bus SCSI interface SCSI Interface CSA $ 595.00 2000 Slot Interface for hard disks and devices SCSI Module ASDG $ 199.00 2000 Twin X SCSI interface controller SCSI to ST506 Omti 3520 C Ltd $ 229.95 All SCSI Add ST506 compatibility to C Ltd SCSI controller SCSI to ST506 Adeptcc 4070 C Ltd $ 199.95 All SCSI L’se ST506 drives with C Ltd SCSI controller SCSI to ST506 Omti 3527 C Ltd $ 269.95 All SCSI Add ST506 compatibility to C Ltd SCSI controller SCSI to ST506 Adeptec 1000 C L.td $ 189.95 All SCSI Use ST5Q6 drives with C Ltd SCSI controller ST-40 Tape Sub-System Xetec $ 650.00 500, 1000 SCSI 40MB streaming tape back-up system Single Floppy Drive Datel $ 169.99 All External Svj-inch floppy StarDrive SCSI Module MicroBotics $ 129.95 Alt StarBoard2 High-speed SCSI interface, clock SupraDrive 4x4 Supra $ 995.00
500. 1000 Bus(PT) 20MB SCSI drive; up to 2MB RAM; drive to 250MB SupraDrive 4x4 Supra $ 799.00 2000 Slot 20MB SCSI system; 30MB and 60MB avail. SupraDrive FD-10 Removable Supra $ 995.00 2000 Slot 10MB 5 V SCSI floppy drive system SupraDrive FD-10 Removable Supra $ 995.00
500. 1000 Bus(PT) I0MB 5YSCSI floppy drive; $ 895 w o interface T-60 Xetec S4 50.00 2000 SCSI 60MB streaming tape back-up with software, cables Tape Back-Up Sub-System C Ltd $ 809.95 All SCSI 20MB external tape back-up. No controller Trump Card Interactive Video $ 189.95 2000 Slot SCSI hard disk coiitoller, A500-$ 249.95 Twindrive
M. A.S.T. $ 299.00 All External drive Dual external floppy drive Unidrive
M. A.S.T. $ 169.00 All External drive External floppy drive WEDGE RSI $ 185.00 500, 1000 Bus Adapts IBM ST506 controllers to Amiga WEDGE Hard Drive System RSI S 760.00 500, 1000 Bus Wedge with IBM ST506 controller and drive The All New The Missing Link... Centaur Software Inc. 14040 Tahiti Way. Suite 528 Marina Del Rey CA 90292 popsas in Fuetrr T ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? A. V % he new Forms in Flight II is the missing link for your Amiga three dimensional graphics design and animation. Create fast, high quality images with fancy curves and curved surfaces. Then use the complex objects you design to create smooth animations. You can also import objects from other animation programs using Interchange by Syndesis. + ¦•A ? I 'A > ¦ O-.. ¦ ' J Surface Patches Phong (Smooth) Shading Texture Mapping Extrusions along curved paths Hierarchical animations using paths Supports overscan and PAL systems Low price: only $ 119 Many more features Centaur Software Inc. 14040 Tahiti Way, Suite 528 Marina Del Rey CA 90292 213-821-5995 The Ultimate Disk Optimizer Decrease Disk Access Time Up To 500% Restore Smooth Disk Operation Designed For Use On Floppies AND HardDrives Supports Multiple Partitions FAST CLI Directory Access Incredible Workbench[tm] Performance 100% AmigaDOS Compatible A product of M.V. Micro
B. A.D. analyzes, restructures, and processes ANY AmigaDOS disk such that permanent speed increases will be realized. This is NOT a RAM cashe based system! Expansion PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION Bus Expander Bill's Boards $ 495.00
500. 1000 Bus Provides 6 A2000 slots and 6 IBM slots Mini-rack C AS DO $ 195.00 1000 Bus 2-slot Zorro 1 subset, + 5 volt power supply Mini-rack D AS DO $ 325.00 1000 Bus 2-slot Zorro 1 chassis; +5, “5, +12, 12 volts PEC-2510, PEC-2110 Phoenix $ 179.95 500, 1000 Bus Expansion chassis for A2000 cards, $ 254 w power supply Subsystem 1000 Pacific Periph. $ 299.00 1000 Bus (PT) Three A2000 slots Subsystem 500 Pacific Periph. $ 249.00 500 Bus (PT) 2-A2000 slots, power supply; $ 399 with floppy drive Tool Box Expansion Tech. SI 89.95 500, 1000 Bus 2-A20Q0 slots, I amp power supply; 3 amp: $ 259.95 Graphics Video PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION 4003RCU 520 Video RF Modulator A-Video Aitiicore lnt'1 Commodore Akron Systems $ 499.00 $ 49.00 $ 49.95 2000 500 500, 2000 Slot RGB RCA RGB Remote control for Magni Genlock N TSC composite video encoder and RF modulator Use Amiga with color composite monitor A1300 Genlock A2300 Genlock Amiga Light Pen Driver Commodore Commodore Inkwell S299.95 $ 399.00 $ 129.95 1000 2000 All RGB (PT) Video slot Mouse Synchronizes Amiga graphics with video signal Overlay Amiga graphics on PAL or NTSC video Light pen and driver AmiGen Mimetics $ 199.95 All RGB (PT) NTSC genlock Ami Link RGB Video $ 1995.00 All Serial (PT) Interactive video editing controller AproDraw R & DI. Prod. $ 549.00 AH Serial Drawpad with stylus, 12 x 12 inches (9x6: $ 449) C-View 1 Composite NTSC C-View I Composite PAL C-View 2 Chroma Luma NTSC C Ltd C Ltd C Ltd $ 39.95 $ 39.95 $ 39.95 500, 2000 500, 2000 500,2000 RGB RGB RGB Hook Amiga to composite monitor Use Amiga with PAL monitors Use Chroma Luna monitor with Amiga C-View 2 Chroma Luma PAL C Ltd $ 39.95 500, 2000 RGB Use Chroma Luma PA1. Monitors with Amiga Color Splitter SunRize' $ 99.95 All Digitizer Replaces color wheel for digitizers Digi-Droid NewTek $ 79.95 All Digi-View Automated filter wheel for Digi-View Digi-View Gold EASYL OickerFixer NewTek Anakin MicroWay TBA $ 499.00 $ 595.00 500, 2000 2000 2000 Parallel Slot Video slot Video digitizer with powered gender changer Pressure sensitive drawpad; A1000: $ 499; A500: $ 399 Eliminates hi-res flicker Frame Buffer Mimetics $ 549.95 2000 Slot Stores and displays a four-field NTSC overscanned image Frame Grabber Future Touch Progressive Periph. Amieo Bus Como $ 699.95 S3500 00 All 2000 Parallel NA Real-time color video digitizer Touch-screen 2000 system with 20MB hard disk Genlocking encoder. RS-170A. VHS compat. Y C outputs Genlock w fading, keying; w control box: $ 1,995 Encodes and syncs RGB output to composite video signal A U I U 1 A. V M VII GEN ONE Genlock Encoder System 1 Image Master Pro-Genlock i U 11 i L C L VI Ja V V lltpr. Comm. Spec. Magni Systems Neriki W W.r f » V $ 895.00 $ 1695.00 $ 2195.00 Vfly w .All 2000 .All
* 14 lL RGB IBM, Video RGB Imprint 3.0 Liquid Light S2495.00 All Serial Polaroid Palette image recorder and software I u I v vl 4lil IS Penmouse Kurta $ 295.00 .All Serial Drawpad with remote stylus LIVE! A-Squared $ 399.00 500 Bus Real-time video diizitizer
• Z V 1 f IVUlll 1 O 1 IV * I1IV.V VI 1 fc* 1 *1 LIVE! LIVE! Mediaphile 1.3 System A-Squared A-Squared Interactive Micro. $ 295.00 $ 450.00 $ 275.00 1000 2000 All Bus Slot Mouse Real-time video digitizer Real-time video digitizer w ADO effects. BNC connectors Audio Video editing, hardware software package Mediaphile 8MM Video Prod. Interactive Micro. $ 5948.00 NA NA Sony 8mm Video deck, camera, and controller Mediaphile SVHS Video Prod. Interactive Micro. $ 7161.00 NA NA Includes JVC’ video deck and camera, SVHS Sc Amiga Mediaphile System I-B Interactive Micro. $ 903.00 All Mouse Modified Sony F.V-A80 8mm VTR plus Mediaphile 1.2 Mediaphile System II Mediaphile VHS Perfect Vision Interactive Micro. Interactive Micro. SunRize $ 2828.00 $ 5592.00 $ 249.95 All NA .All Mouse NA Parallel Modified Sony 8mm video deck, camcorder, controller JVC VHS video deck and Amiga computer system Real-time black-and-white video digitizer ProGEN Progressive Periph. $ 449.9$ All RGB (PI ) Genlock with software, broadcast quality RS 170A Pro. ScanLab Sc an Lab 100 AS DC ASDG $ 995.00 TBA 2000 Slot Interface for Sharp JX-300 and JX-450 color scanners Interface for Sharp JX-I00 fcWv All Parallel Scanner Interface Package Super Gen V-I 2000 Gold Disk Digital Creations Creative Micro. SI 195.00 S 749.95 S79.95 All .All 2000 Parallel RGB (PT) Video slot Canon 1X12 300 DPI scanner with interface Genlock, broadcast quality, allows fade in and out Connects Commodore 1702 monitor; $ 99.95 with RF V-I 500 Creative Micro. $ 79.95 500 RGB Connects Commodore 1702 monitor; $ 99.95 with RF VD I Impulse $ 1000.00 .All Parallel Real lime video digitizer and 24-bit frame buffer HardFrame 2000 The Super-Speed, DMA, SCSI Hard Disk Interface for the Amiga®2000 AutoBoots AmigaDOS 1.3 (Price Includes HardFrame Eprom!) Directly Boots the New Fast-File System! (Doesn't Need Old FS!) Auto-mounts All Hard Disk Partitions (no Mount List Required!) Designed-in, Ultra Strong, Multitasking Performance High Quality Metal Frame for Stable, On-Card, Hard Disk Mounting
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• « I-“. New! 8-UP! (DIP) FastRAM Another great memory board from MicroBotics, 8-UP! (DIP) is the "brother" of the original 8-UP! (which uses SIMMs and PopSIMMs to fill its memory space). 8-UP! (DIP) uses conventional 1 megabit RAM chips in standard sockets to provide your Amiga 2000 with 2, 4, 6, or 8 megabytes of autoconfiguring FastRAM! 8-UP! (DIP) is a super efficient CMOS design for lowpower consumption and high reliability. Suggested list price, S199 (0k installed) r , Join MicroBotics I ONLINE TECHNICAL SUPPORT I
- CONFERENCE ON BIX - " (The Byte Information Exchange) * | -call 1-800-227-2983 | tor BIX membership information! L_____ _ _ J Circle 103 on Reader Servce card. How fast is fast? HardFrame 2000 transfers data at Amiga bus speeds! It's actually faster than the hard disk mechanism itself! And even more important in the Amiga's multitasking environment, HardFrame 2000 has extremely efficient DMA circuitry to get on and off the bus in almost no time at all: 280ns to get on; 200ns to get off. And it's true, dedicated DMA, too! HardFrame 2000 autoboots and automounts directly into the AmigaDOS™ 1.3 Fast File System (old file system partitions are not needed!). The core of any DMA SCSI interface is in its SCSI protocol chip and DMA chip. MicroBotics has chosen the new, high performance Adaptec AIC-6250 SCSI chip, capable of up to 5 megabytes per second raw transfer speed, and the Signetics 68430 DMA chip running at 12.5 megahertz. Then we added additional FIFO buffering and enabled 16-bit wide data transfers for maximum throughput. The sophisticated design of HardFrame 2000 provides for automatic SCSI arbitration, selection and reselection. The hardware supports either synchronous or asynchronous data transfer. HardFrame 2000 can function as either the SCSI bus initiator or the target and can reside in a multiple master environment. Physically, HardFrame 2000 is optimally flexible: the compact, half-size card comes attached to a full length, plated aluminum frame. The frame has mounting holes positioned to accept standard, 3.5" SCSI hard disk units such as those manufactured by MiniScribe, Seagate, Rodime, and others (hard disk mechanisms must be supplied by the user or his dealer as a separate purchase item). Alternatively, you can cable-connect to a SCSI drive mounted in your Amiga's disk bay or in an external chassis. As many as seven hard disks may be connected to a single HardFrame
2000. There is no size limit on each disk. HardFrame 2000 includes a 50-pin SCSI cable and header connectors for either 50-pin or 25-pin cable connection. Also included is a current tap to power frame- mounted drives directly from the slot itself. HardFrame 2000 comes complete with driver, installation, and diagnostic software. Available NOW! Suggested list price, S329 (hard disk not included) Framelcss version: S299.00. See your Amiga Dealer. The HardFrame 2000 photo shows the product with a MiniScribe twenty megabyte hard disk installed. Hard disks are not included in the purchase price of HardFrame. Note that if placed in the first slot, HardFrame uses only one slot even with a disk attached. U MicroBotics,Inc. Great Products Since the Amiga Was Born! 811 Alpha Drive,Suite335, Richardson,Texas75081 (214)437-5330 Tell your dealer he can quick-order from MicroBotics directly - no minimum quantity -show him this ad! "Amiga’ is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. ’HardFrame 2000’. ’3-UP!", ’PopSimm', are trademarks of MicroBotics, Inc. GRAPHICS V I DEO (continued) PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION Video Bus Slot Expansion Amicore Int’l TBA 2000 Video slot Use Magni Genlock and flickerFixer in same system Video Toaster NewTek $ 1299.00 2000 Video slot Digital video e fleets, frame capture, genlock X-Specs 3D 1 laitex $ 124.95 All Mouse Three dimensional viewing glasses INTERFAC i NG N ETWORKING PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION A2Q00 Auto-Config Proto Card Interactive Video $ 59.95 2000 Slot Prototyping card without auto-config logic A2000 Auto-Config Proto Card Interactive Video $ 139.95 2000 Slot Prototyping card with auUKConfig logic Ameristar Interact Package
- Ameristar $ 899.00 2000 Slot Ethernet board with Network File System software Amiga GPIB AC DA $ 395.00 2000 Slot IEEE*488 interface to 14 devices, software included Dual Serial Module ASDG $ 199.00 2000 Twin X Provides 2 serial ports GPIB Module ASDG $ 199.00 2000 Twin X Gives Twin X GPIB capability MCS 1000 Comspec TBA .All Parallel Adapts IEEE printers to Centronics interface MCS 6550 Comspec TBA Ail Parallel 256K Centronics print buffer; works with MCS 8000 MCS 8000 Comspec TBA All Parallel 4-channel printer network; 8-channel also available Proto 40K AC DA $ 1895.00 2000 Slot 16-channel 12-bit A D; 2-channel 8-bit D A Proto 5K AC DA $ 279.00 All Parallel (FT) I-channel A D converter; amplifier, VU meter Protoboard II .Akron Systems $ 49.95 2000 Slot Prototyping board TwinX .ASDG $ 329.00 2000 Slot IEEE 959 interface board Zorro II Prototyping Board Celestial Systems $ 49.95 2000 Slot Unpopulated Zorro 2 board Memory PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION
- 5MB Clock Calendar Date! $ 69.99 500 Internal 512K RAM, 0 RAM installed, w dock .5MB Clock Calendar Skyles $ 79.95 500 I niernal Unpopulated A50I replacement; w 5l2K RAM: SI79.95
1. 5 MB Internal Memory Skyles $ 249.95 500, 1000 Motherboard Unpopulated; .5MB: $ 379.95; 1MB: $ 499.95 .5MB RAM Datel $ 39.99 500 Internal 512K RAM. 0 RAM installed .5MB RAM Supra $ 149.95 500 Internal Replacement for A501, 512K RAM. Clock I MB Internal Memory Skyles $ 349.95 500 Motherboard 1MB RAM 2 MEG Memory Board ASDG $ 399.00 1000 Slot Unpopulated 2MB memory board, Zorro 1 256 Board Skyles $ 169.95 1000 Front panel 256K chip RAM upgrade 2MB Internal Memory Skyles $ 124.95 2000 Slot Unpopulated 2MB RAM board; 1MB, 2MB avail. 8 MEG Memory Board ASDG $ 499.00 1000 Slot Unpopulated SMB expansion board, Zorro 1 8-UP! Micro Bntics $ 199.00 2000 Slot Unpopulated SMB RAM board, uses PopSimms or SIMN 8-UP! (DIP) MicroBotics $ 199.00 2000 Slot Unpopulated SMB RAM board, uses lM-bit DRAMS A2052 2MB RAM Expansion Commodore $ 549.95 2000 Slot 2MB RAM; available with 512K or 1MB A2058 SMB RAM Expansion Commodore $ 799.00 2000 Slot Available with 4MB or SMB RAM A501 Memory Extension Commodore $ 199.95 500 Internal 512K RAM with dock calendar Amega Board C Ltd $ 279.95 1000 Bus Unpopulated 1MB memory hoard Amega Pass Thru Board C Ltd $ 19.95 1000 Amega Adds pass through to Amega board AX2000 Comspec TBA 1000 Bus (IT) 2MB RAM DragStrip
C. SA $ 795.00 2000 Slot Converts 16-bit RAM to 32 bits, contains 32-bit ROM EXP-1000 Progressive Periph. $ 299.95 500 Motherboard Unpopulated 1MB RAM board, autoconfig; I MB avail. EXP-512 Progressive Periph. $ 79.95 500 Internal Unpopulated A501 replacement, with clock calendar FastPac CSA $ 1295.00 2000 Slot 32-bit static RAM board includes Kickstart Hurricane M1000 M2000 Konin $ 600.00 10(10, 2000 Hurricane Unpopulated 32-bit memory boards, for Hurricane IN-1000 OK Interna] Memory Spirit $ 294.00 1000 Motherboard Unpopulated RAM board, up to 2MB, autoconfig. Clock IN-500 OK Internal Memory Spirit $ 250.00 500 Motherboard Unpopulated, up to 1.5MB, optional clock Insider Michigan Software $ 150.00 1000 Motherlx lard Unpopulated RAM boards; up to I MB, clock Megaboard 2000 Progressive Periph. $ 599.95 2000 Slot 2MB RAM board Memory Module Supra $ 799.00 500, 1000 SupraDrive 2MB memory board, fits inside SCSI interface board ? FLY THRO TH THE G The easiest and fastest database available on the Amiga Organize, arrange, and manipulate graphics, text, and numbers and enjoy yourself doing if. LafiANTEEp* 10 Gurus 11 Amjgs DONE MEMORY (continued) PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION Minimegs 500 PopSlMMs Pro Ram 2000 RAM Clock OK RE 2000 SIN-500-2 Star Board 2 StarBoard2 SB2000
M. A.S.T. MicroBotics Progressive Periph. C Ltd Comspec Spirit MicroBotics MicroBotics S 199.00 $ 89.95
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5262. 50 $ 339.00 S339.00 500, 1000 2000 2000 500 2000 500 500, 1000 2000 Bus 8-UP! Slot Internal Slot Mot her boa id Bus (FT) i Slot Unpopulated RAM board; holds up to 2MB Unpopulated SIMM boards, 256K or IMB capacities Unpopulated SMB board, up to 2MB $ 879.95 Unpopulated A501 replacement card Unpopulated 2MB RAM board Unpopulated RAM board, up to 2MB, autoconfig 5I2K RAM, upgradable to 1 MR StarBoard2 adapted for A2000 Music Sound PRODUCT • COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION Audio 2000 FutureSound FutureSound Day’s Applied Visions Applied Visions $ 79.95 $ 179.00 $ 119.95 2000 1000 500, 2000 IBM slot Parallel (PT) Parallel (PT) Internal stereo amplifier Audio digitizer; line and mike input; w mike Stereo audio digitizer; line and mike input FutureSound Adapter Harmony MIDI 1 Applied Visions Impulse Creative Micro.
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579. 95 500, 2000 All All Parallel (PT) Serial Serial Connects FutureSound with A500 or A2000 Voice recognition MIDI interface, 3 OUTs THRUs, MIDI IN. SYNC OUT MIDI For Amiga MIDI Gold Insider MIDI Interface Skyles Golden Hawk Mimetks $ 49.95 $ 89.95 $ 49.95 All 2000 All Serial Serial (PT) Serial MIDI-IN, two OUTs, one THRU MIDl-IN.THRU, 2 OUTs MIDI-IN, OUT MIDI Interface MIDI-Gold 500 MIDI-STAR MS-2X6 ECE Golden Hawk Spirit S64.95 S79.00 $ 262.50 All 500 All Serial (IT) Serial Serial MIDI-IN, OUT and THRU M1DI-1N, two OUTs, and switchable OUT 2 IN, 6 OUT THRU OFF and RS232, LEI) indicator Midimaster Perfect Sound Pro Sampler Studio Date! SunRize Datel $ 59.99
589. 95 SI 19.99 Ml 500, 1000 All Serial Pa railed Serial MIDI IFC with MIDI IN THRU, 3 OUTS Two-channel stereo digitizer Sound sampler with software Sound Sampler ProSound Designer Mimetics Precision Inc. $ 99.95 $ 159.95 .All 1000 Mouse Parallel Audio digitizer Sound digitizer, with gender bender lor A500 8c AIOOO Miscellaneous PRODUCT COMPANY PRICE MACHINE PORT DESCRIPTION 2000 Extension Board Bill’s Boards
575. 00 2000 Slot Extends A2000 slots Access-64 Progressive Periph. S79.95 All Parallel (PT) Use C-64 128 peripherals with Amiga Adaptor board Xetec $ 16.00 500, 1000 SCSI 25-pin Sub-D to 50 pin SCSI Alignment Kit ECE
5175. 00 .All NA Aligns disk drives CT-600H Xetec $ 25.00 500, 1000 ST-40 Additional digital cassette for ST-40 system CPS-50G Phoenix $ 99.95 500 Power A500 power supply, 5V-DC, 8 Amps CPS-500 Phoenix $ 99.95 500 Power A500 power supply, 5V-DC, 8 Amps Data Acquisition Unit Datel SI 79.99 All Parallel Dual-channel storeage scope simulation Kickstart Eliminator RAM Kit Creative Micro. S 129.95 1000 Motherboard Puts Kickstart in ROM, adds 256K RAM PAL Chips J & K for A1000 C Ltd $ 39.95 1000 WCS Replacement PALs for Writable Control Store Robot Arm Datel $ 129.99 All Parallel 5-axis movement robot arm SB2000 Adaptor Card MicroBotics $ 49.95 2000 Slot Adapts StarBoard2 1000 version to A2000 SB500 Powercase MicroBotics
3169. 00 500 Bus(PT) Adapts StarBoard2 1000 version to A500 SCSIDOS 2.01 Upgrade C Ltd $ 19.95 All SCSI Upgrade SCSI controller to run SCSldos 2.01 Secure Data Cartridge CSA $ 995.00 2000 NA Security encasement for CSA hard disk drive Serial Expander 2000 Golden 1 lawk
519. 95 2000 Serial Allows use of AIOOO serial devices T1000 Amicore Ini’l $ 19.90 1000 Parallel Lets A1000 use A500 and A2000 parallel port products T2500 Amicore Int'l $ 19.90 500, 2000 Parallel Lets A500, A2000 use A1000 parallel peripherals T2500 Plus Amicore Int’l $ 49.95 500, 2000 Parallel Lets A500, A2000 use A1000 parallel devices The Brick Expansion Tech. $ 119.95 500 Power Replacement upgrade power supply Whomper Out
M. A.S.T. $ 39.95 Ml NA Virus deterrent for external drive Whomper Plus
M. A.S.T. $ 69.95 All NA Internal hardware virus deterrent Kwikstart Plus Michigan Software $ 169.95 1000 Motherboard Puts 1.3 Kickstart in ROM. Adds 256K RAM ? "The Bolshoi is a great theatrical machine with a unique history...the most popular ballet company of modern times.” Mindy A off, DANCEMAGAZINE. "Stolichnaya is Russia's top drawer vodka" Robert Jay Misch, Leading wine & spirit critic. "When ! First played Tetris I knew it was a winner. It was addicting, compelling, and fascinating in its sheer simplicity." John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine. The Bolshoi ballet may not be your choice of entertainment, but there must surely be an appreciation for the exceptional talent, style, and grace of the artists. And perhaps you have never tasted the smoothness of Stolichnaya, made from rich grain and distilled in the centuries old manner that makes it Russia's finest vodka. But Spectrum HoloByte brings yet a third selection in products from the U.S.S.R. destined for greatness - TETRIS, the Soviet Challenge in computer software. Indulge yourself in this latest Soviet export to the West. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this intriguing game which was designed and programmed in the Soviet Union. The reviewers love it and you will too! Tackle the challenge of the four squares as you test your speed and agility. Set against a background of beautiful Soviet scenery, it's an absolute delight! Spectrum HohByte” A Division oi SPHERE, INC. 2061 Challenger Drive Alameda, CA 94501
1415) 522-0107 Buyer’s Guide Company List ACDA Celestial Systems 220 Belle Meade Ave. 2178 Agate Court Setauket, NY 11733 Simi Valley, CA 93065-1839 516 689-7722 805 582-0729 Akron Systems Development C Ltd PO Box 6408 723 E. Skinner Beaumont, TX 77705 Wichita, KS 67211 409 833-2686 316 267-3807 Ameristar Technologies Commodore Business Machines 47 Whittier Ave. 1200 Wilson Dr. Medford, NY 11763 West Chester, PA 19380 516 698-0834 215 431-9100 Amicore International Communications Specialties 154 Grove St. 6090 Jericho Turnpike Chicopee, MA 10120 Com mack, NY 11725 413 592-9122 516 499-0907 Anakin Research Inc. Compu_Art 100 Westmore Dr., 11C PO Box 712 Rexdale, Ontario Victoria Station Canada M9V 5C3 Montreal, Quebec 416 744-4246 Canada H3Z 2V8 514 483-2080 Applied Visions 514 737*5865 Suite 2200 1 Kendall Square Comp-U-Save Cambridge, MA 02139 414 Maple Ave, 617 494*5417 Westbury, NY 11590 516 997-6707 ASDG 800 356-9997 925 Stewart St. (outside New York) Madison, WI 608 273-6585 Computer System Associates 7564 Trade St. A-Squared Distributions San Diego, CA 92121 6114 La Salle Ave. 619 566-3911 Suite 326 Oakland, CA 94611 Comspec Communications 415 339-0339 153 Bridgeland Ave. Unit 5 Bill's Boards Toronto, Ontario distributed by Comp-U-Save Canada M6A 2Y6 416 785-3553 Business Technology Services 202 Cirrus Rd. Creative Microsystems Inc. Holbrook, NY 11741 10110 SW Nimbus 516 472*9033 Suite B1 Portland, OR 97223 California Access 503 620-3821 780 Montague Expressway Suite 403 San Jose, CA 95131 408 435-1445 Datel Computers Impulse 3430 E. Tropicana Ave. 6870 Shingle Creek Pkwy. Unit 67 Minneapolis, MN 55430 Las Vegas, NV 89121 612 566-0221 702 454-7700 Inkwell Systems Day's 5710 Ruffin Rd. 17538 Glen Rd. San Diego, CA 92123-1013 Gambier, OH 43022 619 268-8792 614 397-5639 Interactive MicroSystems Designlab 80 Merrimac St. PO Box 419 Landmark Suite 20 Owego, NY 13827 PO Box 1446 Haverhill, MA 01830 Digital Creations 617 372-0400 2865 Sunrize Blvd. Suite 103 Interactive Video Systems Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 15201 Santa Gertrudes Ave. 916 344-4825 Suite Y102 La Miranda. CA 90638 ECE Research & Development 714 994*4443 1651 N. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303 Jaytron 904 681-0786 10503 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75243 Expansion Technologies 214 644-1689 46127 Landing Parkway Fremont, CA 94538 Kurta Corporation 415 656-2890 2007 E. Chambers Phoenix, AZ 85040 Gold Disk 602 276-5533 2175 Dunwin Drive Unit 6 Liquid Light Mississauga, Ontario 2301 W. 205th St. Canada L5L 1X2 Suite 106 416 828-0913 Torrance, CA 90501 213 618-0274 Golden Hawk Technology 427-3 Amherst St. Magni Systems Inc. Suite 389 9500 SW Gemini Dr. Nashua, NH 03063 Beaverton, OR 97005 603 424-0269 503 626-8400 Great Valley Products Inc. MA.S.T. PO Box 391 3881 Benetar Way Malvern, PA 19355 Suite E 215 889-9411 Chico, CA 95928 916 342-MAST Haitex Resources 208 Carrollton Park Michigan Software Suite 1207 43345 Grand River Carrollton, TX 75006 Novi, Ml 48050 214 241-8030 313 348-4477 ? TheWinner-Aztec C 1988 AmigaWorld Reader’s Choice Award for Best Development System. No wonder Aztec C is the system of choice for Amiga C programmers. Aztec C is lean, mean and built for speed. Aztec C provides all the tools you need to compile, optimize and debug your code into the tightest, fastest-running code possible. "While it was not the first C language development system for the Amiga, Aztec C quickly developed the reputation as the best. In head-to-head tests against Lattice C, Aztec C consistently took less time to produce shorter object code.” Aztec C Lattice C Documentaiton 8.8 7.0 Flexibility 8.6 7.3 Advanced Features 9.8 8.7 Overall 9.03 7.67 (Quotation and table reprinted with permission from 1988 AmigaWyrld Reader's Choice Awards Announcement). Aztec C Development tools for every need. Item Number Description Unit Price G05P Aztec C Professional System $ 199.00 G05D Aztec C Developer System $ 299.00 G05SDB Aztec Source Level Debugger -SDB $ 125.00 G05SP Aztec C Developer System +SDB $ 399.00 G05LS Aztec Amiga Library Source $ 300.00 G05K Aztec C Developer System -f SDB -$ 724.00“ +Library Source Special $ 474.00 All development systems include optimized C compiler, editor, 680x0 assembler, overlay linker, librarian plus extensive runtime library support. For more information about Aztec C Amiga Development Systems and Source Debugger . . . Call Today! 1-800-221-0440 (outside NJ) (NJ and 1-201 -*549-91 21 Telex: 4995812MANX Fax: 201 542-8386 Outside U.S.) 1 " 1 1 1 Arrvga s s trade-narlt of the Commodore Computer CorpCtfSTdfi Artec arte Artec C >• nademiisAs of Men, Sot»ar» Systems Lance 4 « fe sto'ed tredemer, of Lance Inc MANX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS
P. O. Box 55, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702 M 3HT M lOHzaRAimoz m k 0J • Buyer’s Guide Company List (continued) on HARDDRIVES for your A2000 rnrri We will format the drive using rr.__. the New FASTFILE System R£ E! SCSI 48MG 28ms 3.5 Hdrive w Cltd Control ... $ 769.00 SCSI 20mg w Cltd Control 3 5 Hdrivo . 569.00 SCSI 45mg 5.25 Hdrive w Cltd Control . 649.00 SCSI 45mg 5.25 Hdrive w GVP 1 mg Ok Control 749.00 SCSI 45mg 5.25 Hdrive w GVP 2mg Ok Control 769.00 SCSI 48mg 28ms 3.5 Hdrive w GVP Ok Control 889.00 SCSI 48mg 40ms 3.5 Hdrive w GVP Ok Control ..... 740 00 SCSI 65mg 40ms 5.25 Hdrive w Cltd Control .... 699.0C SCSI 55mg 40ms 5 25 Hdrive w GVP Ok Control ...... 799.00 SCSI 32mg 28ms 3 5 Hdrive w GVP 2mg Ok Control ... 710 00 SPECIAL! DIGI-VIEW "VERSION 3.0" Oigi-View W WV1410 Camera & Lens 16mm & Copy Stand • • • $ 399.00 Perfect Vision "SPECIAL" ..... 179.00 PRO-GEN "SPECIAL" ... 366.00 SUPER GEN ..... 689.00 Orders Over $ 400 00 Receive 13 Amiga Dos Neriki Computer Graphics distributed in USA by Comp-U-Arl distributed outside USA by Telmak Pty. Ltd. MicroBotics Inc. 811 Alpha Dr, Suite 835 Richardson, TX 75081 214 437-5330 Progressive Peripherals & Software 464 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144 Phoenix Electronics PO Box 156 Clay Center, KS 67432 913 632-2150 Oceanic America 5892 Main St. Springfield, OR 97478 503 741-2396 Mimetics Corporation PO Box 1560 Cupertino, CA 95015 408 741-0117 New Tek 115 W. Crane St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 800 843-8934 MicroWay PO Box 79 Kingston, MA 02364 508 746-7341 Pacific Peripherals 1080 Hiawatha Ct. Fremont, CA 94539 415 651-1905 RGB Video Creations 3944 Florida Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 407 622-0138 Spirit Technology Corp. 220 West 2950 South Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801 485-4233 800 433-7572 Telmak Pty. Ltd. Unit 12, 126 Queens Rd. Five Dock, N.S.W. 2046 Australia 2065 02 0745-3466 R&DL Productions 11-24 46th Ave. 2A Long Island City, NY 11101 718 392-4090 RSI c o 9651 Alexandra Rd. Richmond, BC Canada V6X 1C6 604 270-0064 Skyles Electric Works 231 S. Whisman, Suite E Mountain View, CA 94041 415 965-1735 Supra Corporation 1133 Commercial Way Albany, OR 97321 503 967-9067 SunRize Industries 3801 Old College Rd. Bryan, TX 77801 409 846-1311 Ronin Research PO Box 1093 Alameda, CA 94501 415 865-9717 Xetec Inc. 2804 Arnold Rd. 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P. O W ...30.00 Q-Ball 20 00 Questron 37.00 Quintette 29.00 Return to Atlantis 35.00 Roadwar 2000 ... 29.00 Roadwar Europa . 29 00 RoadWar 29.00 Robbeary 18 00 Rocket Ranger .. 35 00 Rockford 26.00 Romantic Encounter ---- 29 00 Sargon III 33.00 Scenery Disk 11 .19 00 Scenery Disk 7 .. 19 00 Scenery Disk Europe ----19 00 Scenery Disk Japan ..... 19 00 Scrabble 30 00 S D l ... 33 00 Second Out .....22.00 Sex Vixens ...... 29 00 Shadow Gate ....33.00 Shanghai 29 00 Silent Service ... 29 00 Silicon Dreams ..20.00 Sinbad .. 33 00 Sky Chase ...... 30 98 Skylox .. 1700 Skylox II 29 00 Slay Gun 29 00 Smoothtalker ....35.00 Space Battle ....21 00 Space Cutter .... 22 00 Space Fight .....21 00 Space Quest .... 35 00 Space Quest II .. 35 00 Starfleet I ..... 39 00 Star Glider ...... 30 00 Star Glider II .... 34 00 Star Wars 33 00 Stellar Conflict .. 29 00 Streets Basketball 15 00 Strip Poker ..... 29 00 Sub Battle ...... 35 00 Summer Challenge 15 00 Super Huey ..... 29 00 Super Star Hockey ...... 35 00 The Surgeon .... 33 00 Tanglewood ..... 29 00 Telegames ...... 23 00 Temple ol Apshai 17 00 Terrorpods ...... 29 00 Testdrive 33 00 Tetra Quest ..... 30 00 Thexder . 26 00 Three Stooges .. 33 00 Thunder Boy 23 00 Time Bandit ..... 29 00 Tourch 2081 ..... 18 00 TV Sports Football ...... 35 00 FREE!!
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W. C. Leaderboard ... 32 00 Winter Challenge ... 28.00 Witchcratt .. 25.00 Word Plex .... 24.00 World Tour Golf .... 29 00 X Specs 3-D 105.00 Zoom .. 22 00 SOUND A MUSIC Audio Master ....$ 39.00 Back Songbook .....99.00 D-50 .. .....99-00 Dynamic Drums .....53.00 Deluxe Music -- .....69.00 ?r. Drums ------- ....104.00 Dr. Keys ...... ....104.00 Dr. T's Keyboard ....170.00 Dynamic Studio ....139.00 Dx Heaver ---- ....104.00 Hot Cool Jazz • .....21.00 Hoi Licks ..... .....34.00 Instant Music -- ..... 35 00 Matrix 6 .... 104.00 MT-32 . ....104,00 Music Student . .....41.00 Promidi Studio ....134.00 Rock & Roll ¦ ¦ • ..... 22 00 4-Op Deluxe • ¦ .....99.00 Sonix - ...... 53.00 Sound Sampler .....80 00 Studio Magic - - ..... 69 00 Synthia..... .....62.00 Texture .... 105 00 UTILITIES C B. Tree $ 69.00 Celebrity Cook Book . 22.00 Custom Screens ... 39 00 Cygnused Professional ......69.00 Dos 2 Dos ... 39.00 Doug's Math Aquarium ......57.00 Disk 2 Disk ... 35.00 Disk Master ... 35.00 Encore ...... 45.00 Face II .... 26.00 Fine Print . 35.00 Fleet Check ... 35.00 Flip Side .. 39 00 Gold Spelt 32.00 Goml ..... 29 00 Grabbit ... 24 00 Laser up. Fonts ...... 30 00 Laser up Pioi . 35 00 Laser up: Print 62.00 Laser Scipts .. 30 00 Laser up. Utilities .. 30 00 Lexcheck Word Checker 35 00 IV Backup Harddisk . 35 00 Multi Preferences .... 22 00 Protect D . 35 00 Promis Spelling ...... 35 00 Pro Script . 35 00 Quaterback ... 47 00 Sys Font .. 24 00 Tdl-EditOr Source ... 35 00 TDI-Examples . 18 00 TDI-Grid Access ..... 35 00 TDI-Kerrmt ... 22 00 Text Ed Plus . 52 00 Hard Card ! Specials. . . GVP Hard Cards MIB Hard Frame 2000 Auto Boot w 1.3 30mg 40ms Acc, $ 679 48mg 40ms Acc. $ 789 48mg 28ms Acc. $ 869 40mg 11 ms Acc. $ 819 80mg 11ms S1299 Auto Boot w 1.3 (20% faster than any controller) Card capable of 5MBS transfer rale 30mg 40ms Acc. $ 665 48mg 40ms Acc. $ 779 48mg 28ms Acc. $ 859 40mg 11 ms Acc. $ 849 80mg 11ms Acc. $ 1199 Call for Specials on AMIGA 500 VIP ..... 35 00 BUSINESS ACCOUNTING The Accountant .. . $ 199.00 BEST Bus Accts ...... .. 310.00 B E S T General Ledger . ... 75.00 Financial Plus .... .. 199.00 Investor s Advantage ---- ... 69 00 MiAmiga Ledger . ... 65.00 Micro Lawyer .... ... 40 00 Nimbus Rec'd Keeper---- ... 99 00 HOME ACCOUNTING Money Mentor Phaser $ 67.00 . 67 00 HARD DISK DRIVES 32mg 3 5 SCSI Drv 28ms .. $ 599.00 32mg 3 5 SCSI Drv 40ms 445 00 2Qmg 3.5 SCSI Drv 65ms ... 399 00 48mg 3.5 SCSI Drv 26ms ¦ 645 00 48mg 3.5 SCSI Drv 40ms ... 565 00 42mg 5 25 SCSI Drv 40ms .. 479 00 42mg ST506 5.25 Drv 40ms ... 415 00 65mg SCSI Drv 5 25 40ms .. 525 00 I50mg SCSI Drv 5.25 28ms ... 1295 00 CLTD 33mg ASQO AlOOO . ¦. 845 00 GVP 20mg A500 W Mem ... 789.00 GVP-Controller Img Ok ---- 275.00 GVP-Conlroller 2mg Ok ---- 299.00 CLTD-Controller A1000 ---- 275.00 CLTD-Conlroller A500 ..... 275.00 CLTD-Adaplec 4030 ...... 169 00 CAD SYSTEMS Draw 2000 .$ 189.00 Home Builders Cad ..137.00 Intro Cad ..... 55.00 Logic Works ..67.00 X-Cad System ...... 395.00 DATABASE MANAGEMENT Acquisition ...... $ 205.00 Data Retrieve . 55.00 Data Retrieve Prof . 199.00 Dbman ..... 139.00 Microfiche Filer ..... 69 00 Microfiche Filer Plus ...... 123.00 Organize ..... 65 00 Rolobase Pius ...... 59 00 Soltwodd File II GS . 82.00 Superbase . 99 00 Superbase Professional .... 199.00 DISKETTES $ 21-00
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• . - vurr .i ' . . By - ' ¦ - ¦' .*- 1. •- ,-V,- vV ¦ *£ •->>- : : : 3W ANNOUNCES LIGHT DIVISION The near future and Iran has closed the Strait of Hormuz. President Bush sends in the 29th Light Division to preserve the West’s vital oil link. Your mission is to open the Strait, keep it open, and fend off counter attacks from Iranian and possibly, Soviet forces. Based on the 3W board game designed by award-winner, Joe Balkoski. Light Division Computer Game - $ 40.00 (Amiga, IBM, ST, and Macintosh) This computer version is the first in a series of board game conversions which will include Tomorrow the World, Decision at Kasserine, and Forward to Richmond. These games will take full advantage of each system’s memory, graphic and sound capabilities. Look for 3W's new release Parachutes at Kanev Visa MasterCard Accepted. 3W • 4070 West St. • Cambria, CA 93428 • 805 927-1452 3W Computer Games. Lighthearted Ads, Serious Games Circle 70 on Reader Service card. HIGH ON THE HOG Although current Amiga paint programs may be a long way from state-of-the- art when it comes to HAM display mode, three promising graphics packages have taken the crucial first steps in exploiting the full color capabilities of the Amiga. 3 HAM Paint Programs For the Amiga AS REMARKABLE AS some paint programs are in tapping the awesome graphics capabilities of the Amiga, they si ill point up a frequent and frustrating phenomenon concerning the entire Amiga market: Software development lias yet to take full advantage of the technological possibilities offered by Amiga hardware. II the Amiga is capable of displaying a full 4096 colors in excellent resolution, then what is the benefit of being able to work with only 16 or 32 colors (or even 64 in Malfbrite mode) under the limitations of current Amiga software? HAM (Hold-and-Modify) display mode offers a way out of that bind, and at least three paint packages Digi-Paim (NewTek), Photon Paint (Microillusions), and Deluxe PhotoLab (Electronic Arts) have endeavored to deliver on the promise of displaying and manipulating all 4096 Amiga colors simultaneously. (For an explanation of the HAM display mode, see “HAM: Color By The Numbers,” p. 51.) Indeed, all three programs, to varying degrees, will render beautiful, detailed images in dazzling colors. Before proclaiming the advent of a new Renaissance, however, be prepared to make some significant trade-offs for all those gains in color and apparent resolution. While the Amiga has the hardware to execute HAM, the software needed to work the HAM mode properly is lengthy, complicated, and must perform many calculations. Thus, HAM programs are extremely memory-intensive (you definitely will need a megabyte of RAM or more). In addition, HAM mode software is characteristically slow. Some routines take so many calculations that real-time operation is impossible. Still, all three of these programs go a long way towards further realizing the graphics potential of the Amiga. Interestingly, each of their developers has very different intentions regarding the use of its package. For instance, where Photon Paint is designed primarily to support the freehand artist, Deluxe PhotoLab may be of greatest help lo the videographer, with Digi-Paint trying to do a balancing act between the two. With this in mind, let's see how these three contenders for the HAM market stack up ? By Bruce Jordan ActiveiConnand R: 0 Y: 14 G: 6 0:15 B: M: 1 15 H:240 S:15 v:i P:0 X0.8 Mosaic . BiJ 01 ¦ & Resize 832016200 Reduce 16 Bstfit Sanpie Resize Real Srt HiLo Undo User-lnterface screens from the three paint programs. From top: Digl-Palnt, Photon Paint, and Deluxe PhotoLab. Against each other when compared in five critical areas essential to the operation of any good graphics package. Five Critical Tests
1. Screen Layout Choices as to the layout of the screen among graphics programs can mean the difference between creative joy and irritating tedium. Bad positioning of tools and palette in a computer graphics package is like trying to paint while someone stands between you and your canvas. While none of our HAM trio is a real clunker on this score, some of the programs offer a more intuitive approach to screen layout than others. Digi-Paint positions the toolbox, color controls, and HAM palette windows at the bottom of the screen. This turns out not to be the best choice. Instinctively, it makes the toolbox feel like a barrier, because you find yourself constantly closing and then reopening the toolbox to work with the lower third of the screen. Both Deluxe Photolab and Photon Paint use smaller scale toolboxes and position them at the top border of the screen. I bis arrangement allows for more free drawing space. Both packages display only a 16-color palette, leaving the color controls and HAM palette hidden until needed. Photon Paint's switchblade-like extended toolbox opens or closes the color controls and HAM palette at the dick of a gadget. Deluxe PhotoLab, on the other hand, addresses the problem of screen space by locating all color controls and the HAM palette on a completely separate screen. This turns out not to he a very satisfying arrangement, as we shall see later.
2. Surface Tone and Texture Controls To achieve the greatest range of effects, graphics software must support routines providing adequate control of the tone and texture of plain, painted surfaces. This is especially true in HAM mode. Without these tools you have little more than an expensive electronic coloring hook. Unfortunately, none of our three programs is outstanding in surface-texture control. Both Digi-Paint and Deluxe PhotoLab offer an automated shading feature, controlled by a gadget, that allows you to position a single highlight and to set the degree of dithering (the mixing of finely interspersed pixels of different colors) used in the shading effect. While these functions are adequate for simple, geometric shapes, for more complex shapes say, a flowing ribbon they produce inaccurate results. Col ox's Deluxe PhotoLab also offers a gradient fill with dithering control. This allows an area to be filled with a spread of color. While this is an interesting effect, it is not much more useful than the automated shading tool. Of the three packages, Photon Paint’s Blend feature allows the best control. Instead of providing a single, simple highlight, Photon Paint enables you to set ? HAM: Color By The Numbers o o o X X o X X !¦ n»1 O ox ox OlOl lOOl L © lOOl UNDERSTANDING HAM (Hold-and-Modify) mode requires a grasp of how your computer displays graphics in any mode. Any Amiga graphics display is defined in a bitmap a set of rectangular planes of bits found in the Amiga’s graphics memory. Normally, the Amiga display system determines the color of a particular pixel by stringing together the corresponding bits from the planes of the bitmap and using the resulting number as a pointer to one of the 32 Amiga color registers. The registers contain 12 bits of information (four bits each of red, green, and blue information) that determines the actual color of the pixel. The registers can be set from any program. In HAM mode, this straightforward arrangement is altered. A HAM display uses six bitplanes, with the bits in bitplanes 5 and 6 having a special function. If the bits from bitplanes 5 and 6 for a particular pixel are both 0, then HAM mode uses the bits from the first four bitplanes to point to a color register (0-16), just as the normal Amiga display modes do. It is when one or both of these two special bits are set to 1 that HAM differs from normal Amiga display methods. The color of a pixel in a HAM display depends upon the color of the pixel to its left. In HAM mode, two of the three color values that make up a pixel are held constant they are the same values used by the previous pixel while the third color value is determined by the corresponding bits in bitplanes 1 through 4. The color values that are held, and the one that is modified, are determined by the values of bitplanes 5 and 6. If the bit in plane 5 is 1 and the bit in plane 6 is 0, the red and green values of the previous pixel are held while the bits in planes 1 through 4 are used as the current pixel's blue values. If the bit in plane 6 is set to 1 while the bit in plane 5 is 0, the blue and green values of the previous pixel are held and the bits in planes 1 through 4 determine the red value of the current pixel. If both bits in planes 5 and 6 are set to 1, the red and blue values of the previous pixel are held and the bits in planes 1 through 4 define the green component of the current pixel. Using this method, programmers can display all 4096 Amiga colors at the same time. Because it takes more calculations to determine the color values of a HAM pixel, and because the colors of HAM pixels are not mutually exclusive, it takes much more time to create and update HAM images than normal Amiga images. On the plus side, HAM images are often more lifelike and striking than standard images because of the wide range of colors available. ? Bob Ryan Product Information Deluxe PhotoLab Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Drive San Mateo, CA 94404 415 570-7070 S 149.95 1MB recommended. Shading profiles in both horizontal and vertical directions. This allows for complex, multiple-highlight positioning, giving images the look of being illuminated simultaneously from several different directions. Photon Paint even offers a plaid shading pattern, which can be used to quite interesting effect.
3. Resolution and Speed All three programs suffer, to some degree, from the inherent slowness of working in HAM mode. With i lie numerous lengthy and complex calculations necessary for HAM, the programs require a great deal of time to achieve their colorful effects. In the speed category, Digi-Paint is painfully slow, allowing no real-time drawing. For instance, rendering something as simple as a quick squiggle produces a Wait requester while Digi-Paint decides where to place the color. Digi-Paint also suffers from severe HAM stepping errors: thin borders of inaccurate color around drawn shapes. These arise as a result of the inability lo change more than one color value at a time when working in HAM mode. Photon Paint is fast enough to perform real-time, freehand drawing, but when it comes to many of its other features, it still leaves much to be desired in terms of speed. For instance, cutting out a custom brush or performing a fill produces the dreaded Wait requester, as Photon Paint takes a detour through calculation land. Photon Paint also has its own share of stepping errors, although these are not nearlv as bad or as frequent as with Digi-Paint. Deluxe PhotoLab is the winner in the categories of both speed and resolution. Drawing is in real time, and most ofits other features are executed reasonably J quickly. Stepping errors are virtually nonexistent. In addition, PhotoLab functions in all of the Amiga’s resolution modes, allowing you to draw in a lower resolution, with the same ease and speed you might with DeluxePaint (albeit, a rather limited version of DP), and then convert your picture into HAM mode for further detailing.
4. The Palette Obviously, the control of color is important to any good paint program. With HAM’s 4096 possible colors, such control becomes absolutely crucial. All three packages display a standard palette of 16 predefined colors, but only Digi-Paint and Photon Paint Digi-Paint NewTek 115 West Crane St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 S59.95 512K required. Photon Paint Microillusions 17408 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills, CA 91344 818 360-3715 800 522-2041 $ 99.95 5 2A' required offer the 4096-color HAM palette windows on the main drawing screen. Choosing a custom color with either of these packages is as simple as pointing and clicking on a particular color within the rainbow-like HAM palette windows, or fiddling with the RGB controls. Photon Paint offers additional color mixing via its HSV (Hue, Saturation, and Value) controls. Photon Paint also allows for the creation of color spreads, while Digi-Paint does not. Deluxe PhotoLab provides a completely different eolor-control strategy. In HAM mode you are presented with a palette consisting of only the 16 predefined colors. If, however, you wish to change colors, to create a spread of colors, or to access the HAM palette windows, you must close the drawing screen, or pull it down out of the way, in order to access the Color Control screen. Unfortunately, this design could force you to mix your colors while much of your artwork is out of sight rather annoying when you are trying to get just that perfect shade of some particular color.
5. Custom Brush Control 1 he custom brush serves the same purpose in computer art that stencils, templates, and drawing guides serve in more traditional art. With few exceptions, each package has its own particular ideas on custom- brush support. All three packages, of course, allow brushes to be saved to disk. Digi-Paint allows you to either cut out a brush freehand, using a scissors icon, or to grab a brush using any one of its various shape-making tools: square, oval, circle, and so forth. Once you have your brush, it can be stamped on the screen and used with the various color-modifying functions, including tint, add color, subtract color, and blend, to name only a few of the many functions available. Digi-Paint does not, however, allow you to hold down the mouse button and actually draw with your custom brush. Although Photon Paint also limits you to the rubber-stamp approach when working with custom brushes, it does provide several innovative tools for modifying custom brushes. You can automatically wrap your custom brush onto a number of predefined shapes cylinders, cones, spheres, and a variety of cubes and you can even wrap brushes around user- defined shapes. In addition, you have control over the direction and intensity of the apparent light source illuminating your custom brush. Photon Paint also allows custom brushes to be tipped by controlling the pitch, roll, yaw, and apparent distance of the brush from the observer. Deluxe PhotoLab allows freehand cutting of custom brushes, as well as the standard rectangular cutout; it is the only package of the three that allows you to actually draw with a custom brush in HAM mode. The process, however, is so impossibly slow (we’re talking snail’s pace here), that it is surprising Electronic Arts ever decided to support this feature in the first place. Another unique PhotoLab feature SuperGen Makes It Happen! Amiga Makes It Possible... Desktop Video. Studio quality video production on a desktop. The Amiga makes it possible. The SuperGen Genlock makes it happen! Video Professionals understand the power the Amiga Computer brings to the industry and the potential it has for enhancing their work. With its revolutionary hi-resolution graphics and processing power, the Amiga represents a sophisticated video production solution. The SuperGen Genlock and overlay device is the link between the Amiga’s video potential and your own video productions. SuperGen allows you to create and produce professional broadcast quality video with special effect graphics and titles created on your Amiga. Since SuperGen does not distort incoming video, the quality of the video out equals the quality of the video in. Super- Gen does not decode and then re-en- code the incoming video; it simply encodes the Amiga’s RGB signal into RS- 170A and then overlays the encoded signal onto the incoming video. Some SuperGen ™ features: True Broadcast quality video output. Real RS-170A. No its, ands, or buts! Accurately locks to non-time base corrected signals such as VCR output. Very accurate RGB encoder for true Amiga graphic colors. Two independent dissolve controls. SuperGen is the only genlock with dissolve capabilities built -in! Two slide pots control the mixture of external video and Amiga graphics. The first slide controls the ratio of Amiga color 0 to external video. The second slide controls the ratio of all other Amiga colors to external video. Both dissolves can be controlled remotely by Amiga software. Auto-Fade mode. The black level of the Amiga graphics determine the fade level. Dual Video outputs. Professional Key Out Output to Video Switchers with Key In capability for special effects. Switchable Chroma Notch filter. Helps eliminate chroma artifacts. Selectable blanking. Internal or external. BNC Connectors. A500,1000, and 2000 compatible. Cifde 28 on Reader Service card. To order or for more information call: 333:
(916) 344-4825 Digital Creations 2865 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 103 Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Digital creations “With its complete range of features and excellent video signal quality> Digital Creations3 SuperGen is the best value among Amiga Genlocks. We do not hesitate to recommend it to users of our desktop video products. Thanks for bringing such a fine product to the Amiga market place.” John Bittner of Zuma Group, Inc. Creator of TV*TEXT,M and TV*SHOW™ “The best genlock for the Amiga under $ 1000.001” Sheryl Jarvis of PVS Publishing Creator of Pro Video Plus™ “SuperGen’s dissolve controls gives INVISION’s real-time video effects a whole new dimension. ” Daniel Kaye of Elan Designs, Co-designer of INVISION™, the LIVE!™ video effects package “SuperGen is the only genlock I recommend. It has the best price- petformance of any genlock on the market.” Martin Hash of Hash Enterprises Author of the Animation:™ series “The ability to software control dissolves during video scripts has been important as part of my products. ” Gary Bonham of SPARTA, Inc Author of Aegis VideoTltler™ and Aegis Lights! Camera! Action!™ “Many video professionals playing with the Amiga had access to their own encoders, but it wasn’t until Digital Creations introduced the SuperGen that the Amiga had a real chance in this industry.” AV Video I April 1988 Complete your system with: SuperGen™ $ 749.95 Professional Genlock by Progressive Image Technology is the ability to fill shapes with custom brushes a neat feature if you happen to be in the wallpaper business, Photo Lab also sports a limited version of the custom-brush tipping feature contained in Photon Paint. Up Close and Personal So far, we have compared the three programs on the common ground ofour five criteria for good graphics packages. Yet, as we said at the beginning, the use intended for each of these programs is different, thus making a straightforward comparison difficult. To make an evaluation as to which program may he best for your particular needs, let’s take a closer look at each package on its own individual terms. Deluxe PhotoLab It may not quite be the ultimate HAM graphics package, but it’s close. I believe Electronic Arts’ intention with PhotoLab was to create a graphics environment for the high-end, graphics video user. The package is actually a collection of three separate programs: Paint, Colors, and Posters. Paint is designed to allow users to manipulate and bring together all levels of resolution of graphics supported by the Amiga, thus providing for the widest range of possibilities. For instance, digitized images can be used with genlock processing and freehand drawings made in any resolution mode. Colors, an image-processing program, can analyze a picture by its various colors and pixel populations, perform color separations in either RGB or cyan magenta yellow, convert a color image to its black- and-white equivalent, alter colors, and even change the format of a picture from, say, lo-res to HAM or HAM to lo-res. Colors would be a valuable tool for serious videophiles, or for artists interested in high- end reproduction of their electronic artwork. Posters is essentially a printer-support program. It allows you to string together several separate pictures to form posters as small as a postage stamp, or as large as a ten-foot-by-ten-foot mural. Posters also has the ability to perform anti-aliasing (removing the jagged edges around images) while printing. Is Deluxe PhotoLab the ultimate graphics package? The answer may be a strong "yes” if you do lots of video work, but a resounding "no” if you are a freehand artist. If your requirements are strictly in the latter category, Electronic Arts’ own DeluxePaint II will probably be more useful than PhotoLab. Digi-Pajnt If we judge Digi-Paint strictly as a stand-alone paint program, the results would not be favorable. I believe, however, that NewTek never intended that it be used as such. .As a support package to NewTek’s popular Digi-View video-input system, Digi-Paint becomes a ? TRUMPCARD DISK CONTROLLERS ARE... on ON s HO R r LIST PRICE: $ 199.95! Why Spend More?? AUTOBOOT ROM INCLUDED TR UMPCARD INTERACTIVE VICEO SYST Eus 15201 SANTA GERTRUDES AVE. STE. YI02 LA MIRADA, CA. 90638 PHONE: (714)994-4443 The first thing you notice about the Master 3A is its incredibly small size. But look closer and you’ll discover that it’s loaded with these great features: ¦ Fully compatible with the Amiga® ¦ Full 1 Year Warranty ¦ Pass through connector lets you easily add additional drives ¦ Extra long shielded input cable (28 ") allows easy placement on either side of the computer ¦ Extremely quiet operation For an even closer look at the Amiga compatible Master 3A,
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M. C.S. 800433-7756 E.C.I. 800-356-5178 Manufactured by Oceanic America Box 70587, Eugene, OR 503'741-1222 Fax 503-741-1535 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Circle 117 on Reader Service card Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Electronics I.TD. ¦ Double sided double density 880 KB formatted capacity ¦ Durable metal case eliminates radio frequency interference and drive noise ¦ Spring loaded door keeps out dust ¦ Consumes less power ¦ Smaller, slimmer design (4"w x Dh'Ti x 9"d) ¦ Costs less to buy phone your nearest dealer: Computer Direct 312-382-5050 clever add-on, giving you lots of power to adjust and manipulate your video images. Digi-Paint can spiff up existing IFF pictures created with conventional painting programs. Once converted to HAM mode, lower-resolution pictures can easily be altered and improved using Digi-Paint’s various utilities. .Also, in preparing this article, I spoke with New'l'ek officials who told me that they intend to release a new version of the program. Digi-Paint II, in March ’89. While 1 have no hands-on knowledge of the software as of this writing, I can report that the company is enthusiastic about proposed features of the new program, such as 3-D image mapping, full overscan capabilities, super fast response, 1204 x 1204 bitmapping, and automatic anti-aliasing. Photon Paint Of all three packages, Photon Paint is the one designed to offer the greatest capabilities and power to the freehand artist. If your intentions are to create artwork from scratch using a HAM mode package, Photon Paint is currently the program to choose. But again, best use of the package may be made in conjunction with another, more conventional paint program. Like Digi-Paint, Photon Paint allows the importing of any resolution picture in IFF format. Therefore, although Photon Paint is fast enough to make freehand drawing possible, you will still be better off to create vour initial artwork in the conventional paint program, and then jazz it up using Photon Paint’s powerful assemblage of HAM tools. Better HAM to Come? So where do things stand with regard to HAM graphics software? Although the real-time barrier for HAM mode has yet to be broken, HAM is definitely the wave of the future. .As interest in HAM technology increases, and as accelerators and math coprocessors become cheaper, developers will write software that will take advantage of the potential of such hardware to speed up HAM calculations. The result should be that we get much improved, faster HAM programs at affordable prices. Until then, freehand artists should keep in mind that there is still plenty of power, speed, and usefulness left in those old, conventional paint programs. For now, HAM, although powerful, serves the artist better as an enhancer rather than a creator. On the other hand, if video is your area, HAM graphics software can be put to excellent use right now in providing you with flexible control over your high- resolution video images. ¦ Bruce Jordan is a frequent contributor to Amiga and C64 128 publications. He also worked on the development of the Super-Forth programming language. Write to him c o Amiga World, Editorial Dept., SO Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. The internal sound capabilities of the Amiga are better than that of any other personal computer. These capabilities mean nothing though, without quality digital sounds, which up till now have been scarce. Sound Oasis gives Amiga owners access to a large library of studio-tested digital samples, by using the Amiga's built in disk drive to read disks made for the Mirage Digital Sampling Keyboard. Sounds can then be played from a MIDI keyboard, the computer keyboard, or saved as an IFF standard file. Mirage is a trademark of Ensomq Inc. Transform your Amiga into a professional-quality drum machine with this software package. Easier to use than hardware-based drum machines because everything is displayed graphically on screen. Enter drum patterns quickly and easily in real time with visual feedback and editing. Create realistic drum tracks with any of the 100 drum and percussion samples that are included or use your own unique IFF one- shot samples. Dynamic Drums also has full MIDI implementation and even becomes velocity sensitive when triggered from a MIDI keyboard. A powerful MIDI sequencer that takes full advantage of the Amiga’s sound, graphics, and sophisticated user-interface. Dynamic Studio is perfect for professional applications due to its sophisticated editing capabilities and SMPTE support. It is also ideal for home studios, because in addition to sequencing MIDI instruments, Dynamic Studio has a built-in drum machine, and the ability to playback instruments translated with Sound Oasis.
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We cannot guarantee compatibility. All sales are finaf and returned shipments are subject to a restocking fee. We are not responsible for typographic or photographic errors. B903 ON- GRAPHICS From Screen Image To Finished Illustration 3 ? An occasional series of lips, ferhniquos, and tricks for creating* more imaginative Amiga graphics. ? By Joel Hagen T HE COMPLETE BEGINN1 NG-to-end task of creating computer graphics and producing the finished product in published form is one of the more challenging and satisfying exercises for the Amiga artist, professional and amateur alike. While this series so far has concentrated on tips and techniques for creating the images themselves, a look at the unique problems of actually producing those images as finished illustrations will be of real practical value. While pictures created on the Amiga are clear, bright, and crisp when viewed on the monitor, getting those same images into publishable form is another matter. A recent book assignment of mine may serve to illustrate this dual aspect of the computer graphics process. Because the reproduction side of things proved more problematic, we will examine that part of the project first and then work hack to how I actually composed the images in the first place. My assignment involved illustrating a series of six science fiction novels about an adventurous, space-faring archaeologist of the future named Dr. Bones. Each book contains 12 illustrations providing a "computer data bank” section of black- and-white images as a visual supplement to each story. Ideally, the publisher wanted finished hardcopy illustrations, ready to shoot. The fact that the visuals were supposed to be computer screens made the project a perfect Amiga experiment. I felt the computer could be the appropriate tool for the entire job, making the task of doing so many illustrations faster and more interesting. Problems cropped up, however, as I began sending preliminary tests to the publishers in various forms. Screen shot transparencies looked great, but when the publishers enlarged them as halftones, die visual quality deteriorated to an unacceptable level. Printer output seemed the best solution, although my own 24-pin printer was out of the question. While fine for high-contrast images when it comes to gray levels even with die new drivers it does not produce publishable quality. I tried outputting to an HP laser printer and was again disap pointed. The dithering algorithms produced a gray scale that looked like a sampler of plaid patterns from a kilt maker. Although 1 was prepared to accept a bitmapped “computer screen" look to the finished illustrations (it seemed appropriate to the theme), 1 was just not getting satisfactory results. At the time I was doing these initial experiments, PostScript was new to the Amiga community. None of the software supported it yet, but I had been impressed with PostScript output from the Macintosh. PostScript interprets gray-scale information as larger or smaller dots in the finished picture. From a LaserWriter, the results are similar to an 85-line screen about the same image quality you see in a newspaper photo. A Linotype machine gives even better results, I located a shareware PostScript converter for the Amiga called 1FF2PS by William Mason and Sam Paolucci, They used it to print out a couple of my images on a LaserWriter and the results were beautiful. IFF2PS is simple to use, and I highly recommend it. It does its job without any frills, and does it well. IFF2PS reads any IFF ILBM (Interchange File Format Interleaved Bit- map) picture file and converts it to PostScript format. This can be output to a laser printer as it is being converted, or stored on disk for printing later. There are several options that help automate this task. I sent the test pictures to the publishers who reported they could use the printouts without any reshooting in their final layouts. The main problem was solved. (See Figure l for a comparison of the screen image and its PostScript printout for one of the Dr. Hours illustrations, “Temple Carvings.”) Back to the Drawing Board With 72 illustrations to produce, I look every advantage of the Amiga to save time and effort. Using DeluxePaint, 1 worked in the 320x400 interlace mode to give me good resolution with fast response time and full tool use. I created a master screen containing a "hook page” work area of appropriate size and proportion. Within this page, I laid out a framed image area and a caption bar at the bottom. This would he the starting point for every illustration, providing the consistent look of the “computer data hank" section. I created a toolkit of visual elements 1 would he using repeatedly. These included grids, gray scales, ID chops, reticle patterns, and so forth. I arranged these on the master screen where they were always accessible and could be quickly picked up as brushes and moved into the illustration. I left empty space on the screen, both as a scratch pad area and for entering text. 1 arranged the first 16 colors of the palette as a sequential gray scale and established it as a Range so I could make effective use of Shade and Blend tools. This master screen could now he loaded to begin IMPGIHG SCPEEM BONES TEMPLE CPPUIUGS each new picture, eliminating any setup time. This is a unique strength of the computer. Making your illustrations look as good on the |>ago as they do on your monitor ran bo a trieky proposition. Preventing a repeating pattern. Using the same technique, I “drew” new carvings elsewhere in the image. I added the caption, pulled in symbols from my scratch pad toolkit, and saved two copies of the finished picture. Converting these IFF files to PostScript packs six image files on each disk. With a LaserWriter on the serial port, the command COPY filename TO SFR: starts the hall rolling. By using CTRL J after each COPY command, the .Amiga queues up the commands allowing you to leave the machine unattended while it finishes one or two disks full of images. Overall, the initial period of experimentation took time, hut the method that evolved is quick and produces clean results. It doesn’t fight the limits of the computer, it capitalizes on them. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95561. I decided to keep an illusion of realism to the series of illustrations. I did not always draw or paint the images from scratch as I might have with paint or pencil. Instead, 1 often made use of Digi- View to give me a digitized image as a starting point. I then used the unique features of Dpaint to completely alter these images, while retaining the photographic look. In the “Temple Carvings” illustration (Figure 1), 1 began by digitizing Mayan carvings. 1 erased much of the image to focus on a human face. Using Blend, I “pushed” the image into the reptilian features appropriate to the plot of the book. (See Accent 2, Feb. ’89, p. 42, for more about using the Blend tool in this fashion.) 1 used Shade to add carving lines, highlights, and shadows. Picking up small areas of untouched rock texture from other parts of the picture, I stamped them sparingly on the new features I had created, using the X and Y keys to flip the texture and thus THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR OF AMIGA ™ PRODUCTS HARDWARE... HARDWARE,.. HARDWARE... HARDWARE HARDWARE SPECIALS Special
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* Editor's Sole: This month info.phile begins a new Amiga DOS 1.3 "mini-seriesWhile the previous collection ("Exploring Amiga- DOS 1.3," August '88-December '88) focused on new or improved CLI commands, this series tackles the other side of the Amiga DOS coin: the Workbench. 1.3’s Workbench includes a number of brand-new programs and utilities, and improved features for some of those carried over from version 1.2. These changes will be the subject of the next several info.phile columns. A FUNDAMENTAL WORKBENCH tool, Preferences still performs the same job of letting yon control many of the basic aspects of your Amiga, but it now offers you some new tools for accomplishing that task. In addition, you will find it in a new location. While in 1.2 the Preferences icon appeared when you opened the Workbench disk, you will now find it when you open the new Prefs drawer. This drawer also contains four new icons: CopyPrefs, Pointer, Printer, and Serial. CopyPrefs is something new, and we will take a look at it in just a moment. The other three are shortcuts into their respective Preferences windows. Double-click on Pointer and up comes the Preferences Edit Pointer window. Similarly, the Printer icon takes you to 4 the Change Printer window, while the Serial icon lets you into tlie Change Serial window. You can still get to any of these windows in the old way, of course; start Preferences and pick the gadget for the window you want. The new icons simply eliminate that extra step if you want to go to one of their windows directly. I he new icons, however, do not save you any work when you are ready to exit those windows. When you click on OK or Cancel in any of these windows, you end up in the main Preferences window. T here you must choose to Save, Use, or Cancel your changes. The only way to save or use your changes is still to pick the appropriate menu option from the main Preferences window. The Preferences windows for the Serial and Pointer icons remain the same as they were in AmigaDOS 1.2. The main and Change Printer windows, however, are different. The former sports two new changes, one visible and one hidden. You will notice immediately that the CLI On Off gadget from 1.2 is gone. You now get both a CLI and a Shell by default. The hidden change matters only if your Amiga has a battery-backed clock calendar. If it does, when you change the date or time in Preferences and then save your changes, Preferences automatically sets the clock calendar to the new date and time. New Graphics Printer Controls 1 he improvements to the Change Printer window may at first glance appear equally minor, hut don't be misled: There’s a lot more under the hood. The only visible change is that the Graphic Select gadget of the 1.2 Preferences is now two gadgets, Graphic 1 and Graphic 2. Click on Graphic 1 and you will find yourself in a window that is essentially the 4 same as the old Graphic Select window. The only difference is that there is one additional Print Shade option: GrayScale2. T his option makes it easier for owners of Commodore’s new A2024 monochrome monitor to translate their screen images into printed output, because the A2024 supports four shades of gray. ? Tax Preparation and Planning loot TAX BREAK is easy-to-use with on screen representation of forms and schedules, fast recalculation, and constant status of taxes due or refunds. Full integration of all forms and schedules allows constant updating of tax status for evaluation of different tax scenarios. Scrollable, on screen look-a-like forms and schedules Schedules can be opened from a menu or.by double clicking on the schedule result line in form 1040 in US version or T1 for Canadian version •
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1. 2's Preferences contained a list of every printer supported because all of their driver programs were on the Workbench disk. When you bring up Preferences on the standard 1.3 Workbench disk, there is only one printer in the list: Generic. Don't worry, though; they have not disappeared entirely. All of the old printer drivers, as well as some new ones, are now on the 1.3 Extras disk that comes in the 1.3 Enhancer Software package. The 1.3 Workbench disk was so full that there was simply not enough room for them there. Assuming that you have either a hard disk or enough room on your Workbench disk to hold the printer drivers you want, you can copy them from the Extras disk to the DEVS:printers directory of your Workbench disk and be back in business. You can do that copying in two ways. If you arc a Shell or CLI user, try the following COPY command: COPY "Extras L3:devs printers driver name>” TO DEVS:printers where driver name> is the name of the printer driver you want. (This command assumes that your Workbench disk is in one drive and your Extras disk in the other. If not, or if you have a one-drive system, AmigaDOS will prompt you to put the needed disks in the drive(s) at the right times.) Of course, if you don’t want to mess with the Shell, this approach is not for you. Fortunately, Commodore has included a new utility, Install Printer, that will do the job for you. To find it, open the Workbench’s Utilities drawer. Double-click on the InstallPrinter icon and a window will appeal' displaying a list of all Professional Computer Video MINIMEGS™- requires the NERIKI IMAGE MASTER PRO GENLOCK
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To top it all ofl, this game has tons of customizing options and keeps enough statistics for even the most maniacal sports statistician. Each player lias twelve characteristics, such as position, aggressiveness, quickness, checking, passing, and shooting. You can play, coach, or both. You can set up your lines, including penalty-killing and power-play lines. You can handicap yourself, your opponent, or the computer. You can even save your game and restore it later. I he replay facility is my favorite; it’s wonderful, particularly after a goal or a penalty. The replay goes back ten seconds or to the previous face-off, whichever was more recent. You control a slide bar marked Forward at the top and Reverse at the bottom. Move the sliding line to the center and the action stops. You can back up the game to the desired point, then watch the play very slowly unfold again. It’s a great way to learn what you just did wrong or to enjoy again the murderous check you put on some poor soul. Don’t get me wrong: This game is not perfect, but most of the flaws I found were related to the fact that 1 was playing a beta version. For example, my team’s coach assembled some weird lines. One time 1 had the same player at both center and right wing. I also ended up with some amazingly wimpy players. One was exhausted after spending two minutes in the penalty box' I’ve never actually sat in one, but it doesn’t look like hard work. More annoying was the fact that the version I played had only two teams, the Washington Capitals (Bethesda Soft works is in Maryland, so I can forgive them a little local color) and the New Jersey Devils. I he Devils? Where are the L.A. Kings? It is Gretzky’s game, after all. Who are those Devils players, anyway? Fortunately, Bethesda promises that the final version will include four great Stanley Cup teams. The company also plans to sell data disks of all of the 1987 and 1988 NHL teams. My final complaint is that currently you can’t administer a whole league, although Bethesda plans to add this before the game's release. According to the company you will have a module of “commissioner” functions, such as trading and creating new teams. Still, it’s hard to complain, because Bethesda plans to address all of my gripes in the final version. It’s great to see a game that's so faithful to real hockey. Once again Gretzky proves why he is The Great One. ? Although not the type to he caged in an office, B, G. Hunter does skulk in occasionally to pick up his mail. Write to him c o Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, A77 03458. Wayne Gretzky Hockey Bethesda Softworks 15235 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 301 926-8300 S49.95 No special requirements. M E R v E s it G A Dungeon Master By Louis R. 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Pier Head, Liverpool UK L3 1BY 051 236-8818 distributed by Computer Software Services 2150 Executive Dr, Addison, IL 60101 800 669-4912 S29.95 No special requirements. Enough new features to give the game a different flavor. You can play against the computer alone or with a friend, or head-to-head with just your friend. You can opt for joystick or keyboard, but 1 wouldn’t face Tracers without a joystick. The music is excellent: There are several rythmns and tunes from which to choose. You can compete on any of 20 fields, and select the amount of power and number of lives to begin with. All this adds up to a game you can tailor to your skills. Outwitting your opponents takes concentration. On the grid, you will find randomly-placed tokens that bequeath extra lives and additional fuel. Occasionally a short-lived death square appears; if you cross it, all your opponents immediately expire. 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On the way to finding and doing battle with the Kama's thief, you must deal with an engaging band of adversaries from zombies and kraken to the four elements armed only with your trusty scepter. Luckily, eight magical objects are scattered en route (there are 20 screens with two levels each) to aid you in your quest. The game is not novel, I admit, but Warlock stands out as a well-crafted member of its genre. The graphics are imaginative and nicely executed, scrolling between screens is very smooth, animation is crisp, and sound effects are varied. Above all, it has that elusive, satisfying feel that lets you completely lose yourself in the alternate reality on the screen. Arcl is an elusive target, so you race toward him. Every time you jump to avoid the missiles, though, you drift backward. All the while your vitality is dropping. If working your way through scenes like this is vour idea of fun, you will enjoy Warlock. 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Ml 48150 _ Wecamioi, ranj S0 y DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Continued from p. 16 CygnusEd Professional The Amiga's repertory editor. By Patrick Quaid WHEN COMPARING TEXT editors, we tend to consider their advanced and esoteric features, even though the feel of the editor is ultimately more important. With CygnusEd Professional, you need not give up workability for features; the program excels in both areas. It is fast, dean, and precise. Text scrolls extremely quickly, searches and screen redraws are almost instantaneous, and even at the highest key-repeat speeds, the editor never, for example, continues scrolling after you let up the cursor key. CygnusEd Professional also has just about all the options you could ask for. Search and replace, block commands, multiple windows, and all the other things we have come to expect from a good editor are included, but there is much more. The editor can cut and paste vertical and horizontal blocks of text, issue AmigaDOS commands, delete and undelete words and lines, and even print files. You can deline macros for almost any combination of keys, and redefine keys, too. Waltzing with Intuition CygnusEd Professional’s cohesive, efficient interface makes good use of Intuition, but doesn’t rely on it. It runs from the Workbench and the CLI, and can create Workbench icons. The distribution disk includes a program called Ed, which, when you use it to invoke CygnusEd from the CLI, affords you additional options. For instance, Ed can make the CLI prompt return immediately or cause it to wait for CygnusEd Professional to complete its work. It can retain its link to the CLI so you can run DOS commands from the editor, or sever the link so the CLI window can close. The editor offers both menus and keyboard shortcuts, places requesters under your mouse pointer on screen, and can employ the mouse to scroll, mark blocks, and organize windows. String requesters retain their values, and the file requester remembers the directory it is working with; all requesters are keyboard controllable, too. The program multitasks elegantly: It can go dormant (so you don't have to exit), and be reawakened with a hot-key combination. One of CygnusEd's most surprising aspects is its flexibility. You can specify mundane things like screen size and screen colors, whether the program uses its own screen or a Workbench window, and whether to display spaces, tabs, return marks, and escape codes. More interestingly, though, you can make decisions about the editor’s fundamental operation. For example, you could make CygnusEd Professional work similar to AmigaDOS’s ED by allowing the cursor to move anywhere on the screen and by having the program convert tabs into eight spaces. Reversing those decisions would make it work like the public-do- main editor, MicroEmacs. You can design macros to work like either editor’s command set (in fact, the distribution disk contains a set of macros that mimics MicroEmacs’ control keys). You can save these parameters in different configurations for each type of file you edit in environment files. When CygnusEd Professional first runs, it looks for an environment file to match the same suffix of the edit file you specify. If your command line is “ed filename.c,” for instance, CygnusEd Professional will look for a configuration file called "CED- Defaults.c." The program also loads a default macro-definition file when it first runs, although apparently not with the same suffix feature. Doing the Limbo Rock CygnusEd Professional was designed with the programmer in mind. It handles multiple files and windows with great dexterity, has an auto-indentation key, supports markers in the file, and can even find matching parentheses and brackets. Because CygnusEd’s multiple- window system works so effortlessly, 1 needed fewer hard copies of other files when using it to program. .All of CygnusEd Professional’s features are accessible to external programs. The package supports William Hawes’ Arexx interface language, and includes some Arexx example programs, including one for controlling CygnusEd from a C program. This remote-control function lets you integrate CygnusEd Professional with other programs; for instance, you could write a program to read a compiler-generated error file, then have the editor display errors and send the corrected file to the compiler. While CygnusEd Professional is not a word processor, it has features that make it useful for writing things other than programs and batch files. It can wrap words at the right border and perform limited paragraph reformatting. ASDG (CygnusEd’s publisher) has also included the text-formatting program Proff on the distribution disk, which helps make ungainly text files presentable. Like most good text editors, you can enter control and escape codes directly into the text for printer regulation. ASDG supports CygnusEd on CompuServe, BIX. And UseNet bulledn-board systems, as well as by phone. The well- written manual consists of about 90 pages. The single, bootable, non copyprotected disk includes several example batch programs, and a utility for recovering files from memory after a Guru Meditation. CygnusEd Professional is probably all you want in a text editor. But while I rate it a perfect ten, MicroEmacs, which is included for free on the
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That is, until Cel Animator galloped in to save the day. Cel Animator, from Microlllusions" Photon Video scries, cuts production time. It requires you to photograph (digitize) each picture only once (it also includes some paint-program-like features, so you can make minor corrections to cells without having to exit and load a dedicated paint package). Frames are stored in RAM and can be displayed in any order, at normal or slow speed. You can run your sequences backward as well as forward, and the program gives you complete control over cell delay times. You can add new cells to an existing animation at any point and repeat them any number of times, then store your crea- tions on a floppy or hard disk. These and other features put it in a league well above simple page-flipping programs. Cel Animator works with any graphics- creation program that saves in IFF or anim format; it can decompress anim files into IFF images, so you can alter frames individually. In my tests, files created with programs using early and special versions of the anim format- including those from Animate 3D (Byte by Byte), PageFlipper Plus F X (Mind- ware International), and Video Effects 3D (InnoVision Technology) would not load. Because such programs generally offer an IFF-save option, though, you can work around this fairly easily. Pitter Patter Cel Animator further one-ups traditional animation methods with it’s option for synchronizing video with sound. Using exposure sheets, you keep track of dialogue and sound effects, created by any audio-digitizing program, and match them to individual cells. The exposure sheets are separate text files that you can save as such or print. While Cel Animator supports all Amiga screen resolutions including HAM with overscan the program has difficulty with screen sizes larger than 352x480 interlaced and 704x480 high resolution. Loading any such frames into Cel Animator produces a black screen display. For instance, all Aegis products use the broadcast FCC (Federal Communications Commission)-approved 384 x 480 interlaced and 768x480 hi-res overscan resolutions, so when you load one of these frames, Cel Animator displays a blank screen instead of the image. This is unfortunate, as it limits Cel Animator s usefulness, especially in professional broadcast applications. It is also surprising, as Microlllusions’ Photon Video: Transport Controller, a companion program, does load such frames. Once your animation is assembled satisfactorily, it is time to select from the several rendering methods available. The anim format provides an efficient way of replaying the piece. The best way to record the ceils, however, is directly to videotape using a single-frame animation program (such as Microlllusions’ Transport Controller), which gives you access to a single-frame controller and an editing VTR (video tape recorder). The manual, written by veteran animator Heidi Turnipseed, is comprehensive and very easy to understand. It assumes no prior knowledge of animation, and the tutorials help even neophytes produce great results. It is chock ITC has Modula-2 products for MS-DOS, Amiga. Macintosh, UNIX, and IBM 370 computer systems. Full of professional hints and tips, and one section provides a quick reference to all the program's features. Although Cel Animator requires just one megabyte to run, it can fully utilize up to eight megs. The program is not copy protected; you can transfer it to a hard disk. Cel Animator’s interface is mouse-and-inenu operable, and keyboard options are available for many functions. Despite its few limitations, this package is extraordinary. Its capabilities and simplistic approach put professional- quality animation within the reach of those who could not have considered it previously. I highly recommend Cel Animator to anyone involved or interested in animation. Photon Video: Cel Animator MicrolUusions 17408 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills, CA 9!‘544 818 360-3715 800 522-2041 S 149.95 One megabyte required. Microfiche Filer Plus Vis-a-vis power. By Loren Lovhaug WITH THE MICROF1CHE-film readers in libraries, you move a magnifying mechanism over a ficlie (film containing reduced images of printed pages) to examine data. The Microfiche Filer Plus database manager works similarly. In the program’s ficlie window, miniature representations of all the records in your database are laid out in rows. You move the magnifier via mouse over the fiche. As you do, the magnifier enlarges the data in it’s sight, displaying it in the magnification window. The presentation is impressive, as records scroll in and out of the magnification window quickly and fluidly. What Can You See? The effectiveness of this approach depends on the kind of information you need to organize and on how you use that data. It is ideal for frequent inspection of records in a small number of fields for address-and-phone or price lists, and disk-catalogue databases, for example. Also, because of its visual nature, Microfiche Filer Plus is particularly well suited for applications wherein picture fields are crucial to the record-selec- tion process. The program has excellent facilities for displaying IFF images of all types, including HAM, and enables you to create thumbnail images for inclusion in your display and print forms. If you must select records from many fields in a large database, however, or need to work in a complex relationship structure between fields, the visual metaphor is significantly less effective. 5C Microfiche Filer’s heavy reliance on standard Intuition-style gadgetry makes the program easy to grasp, and Software Visions has done a wonderful job with keyboard support as well. .All of the operations contained in the pull-down menus have logical keyboard equivalents, many of which are mnemonic. Additionally, several keyboard sequences aid in entering and editing text. By shifting the cursor keys you can jump to the beginning or the end of a line or field, and pressing the Tab key moves you forward a field while shifting it sends you back one. There is just one area in which this support is lacking. Ideally, you should be able to size boxes via the keyboard on the basis of character height and width, particularly since Microfiche Filer Plus supports only the topaz font. The sizing of layout boxes, however, is entirely mouse- and gadget-controlled, as is the field-selection process. Nonetheless, Microfiche Filer Plus’ form system is very flexible. With the form editor you can design multiple screen layouts, record- entrv templates, and forms for printing to all Preferences-supported devices and to disk. The program’s report feature is probably inadequate for most people’s report- * This month we'll follow the Japanese coastline on a cross-country flight from Tokyo to Osaka. Starting from Tokyo International Airport (coordinates North 18201. East 32787), take off and turn to a heading of 220 degrees until you reach the coast Turn right to a heading of 235 degrees and fly for about twelve minutes at five thousand feet altitude until you can see Hamamatsu Airport below you (see Tokyo area chart). Turn right again to a heading of 305 degrees and fly to Nagoya, another highly detailed city. 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B. A.D. Get down with AmigaDOS’s funky floppies. By W. Jeffrey Blume DISK FRAGMENTATION IS a problem common to all disk-based personal computers. As a disk becomes filled, there frequently is no contiguous space in which to write a file, so the system must scatter blocks of data where it can find room. This fragmentation causes the drive head to travel across the disk numerous times as it reads a file, while the protesting drive emits the familiar gronking sound. The result? Input and output (I O) are slowed significantly. The B.A.D. (Blitz Amiga’s Disk) optimizer utility from M.V. Micro analyzes disks, and organizes and rewrites them so that the header and data blocks of any given file immediately follow one another. The resulting decrease in disk-ac- cess times can be astounding. Good for Bad
B. A.D. differs from disk-cacheing programs in that it does not use computer memory to attain its speed; thus, results are not lost if you remove the disk or reset the system. The drawback is that as you continue to use the optimized disk to store or modify data, its structure begins to fragment again, and eventually you may need to reprocess it. When you load B.A.D., a small window opens to present its straightforward, entirely mouse-driven interface. One gadget toggles whether the program is to process a hard disk or a floppy, and another toggles between B.A.D.’s Workbench and CLI modes. Two more gadgets, Blitz and Quit, initiate processing and exit the program. Source and Dest (Destination) gadgets are displayed for each floppy drive attached to the system, while a single gadget is shown for each mounted hard-drive partition. At the bottom of the window, a string gadget reports the status of the disk being processed.
B. A.D, can read a source disk and write the optimized data to a second disk leaving the original unchanged. .Alternatively, you can assign source and destination as the same drive. Processing with two drives requires at least 370K of free, contiguous RAM, so a 5I2K Amiga running in two-drive mode will not have enough memory to multitask. Because the single-drive mode requires only about 60K of memory, you might expect it to work on a 512K Amiga with one drive. 1 tested it on an A1000 with 512K and one drive and found that B.A.D. would not load under Kickstart 1.2. While the instructions do not specify a particular version of AinigaDOS, the program did load under 1.3. B.A.D. requires roughly 24K of RAM to process each meg of space on a hard-disk partition (470K of free contiguous RAM for an average 20-mcg partition). According to the on-clisk documentation, B.A.D. will process a disk on a dual-drive system in two to five minutes, while it may take as long as 30 to 45 minutes with a single drive (depending on how full and how fragmented the disk is). In actual tests, B.A.D. turned in much better times as fast as 19 minutes it it Set yourself up for formatting. For a 99-percent full disk on one drive.
B. A.D. processes hard-drive partitions in place. There is no partition-to-parti- tion option, so for hard-drive and singlefloppy processing, the documentation recommends that you back up the data first. Once the process has begun, you cannot abort it; if it is interrupted by a crash or reset, the target drive will be corrupted. Hard-drive processing can take 30-45 minutes for every 10 megs in a partition.
B. A.D. performs some optimizations designed specifically for AmigaDOS. Depending upon your preference for interfaces, B.A.D. will organize disks for best performance in either the Workbench or CLI environment. In the Workbench mode, it groups the .info files of each drawer together. Disk and drawer windows open dramatically faster: Prior to processing with B.A.D., a sample hard- drive window (with AmigaDOS vl.2) took over six seconds to display its contents; after processing it opened in about two seconds. Such results are common for floppies, too. While increases on FastFileSystem partitions are not as dramatic, the improvement is still quite noticeable. Both Workbench and CLI modes give much faster directory access after processing; a typical DIR OPT A from the root of a floppy can take half the time. Because the Workbench mode yields almost as great a speed increase to CLI operations as the CLI mode and improves Workbench operations, it is the clear choice for users who work with both interfaces. While it is true that you can achieve some of the benefits that B.A.D. affords using the AinigaDOS command COPY DFO: TO DF1: ALL QUIET, you do not get as many optimizations. The command accelerates Workbench only minimally, and it can take as long as 13 minutes, versus B.A.D.’s five minutes. Should B.A-D. encounter difficulties ? California Access”' Allrights reserved. 780 Montague Expwy. £403. San Jbse,: OA 95Ui Tel. (408)435-1445. Fax. (408) 435-7355 Stevie “Surfs-up” Sherman is a ficticious character however. Malibu, California docs cxist. Narly Drive, Dude. Stevie “Surfs-up” Sherman - Malibu, California Satisfied CA-880 owner Here at California Access™ we believe "Surfs-up” said it best. But don’t take his word. Purchase your own CA-880 disk drive and let us know what you think of this narly drive. Narly Features: I
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B. A.D. on an expanded Amiga in an intensive multitasking environment. As the program easily processed a disk in single-floppy mode, my text editor made saves to a hard drive and a second floppy, 1 plotted a hi-res interlaced Mandelbrot, and five other programs ran in the background. 1 also was able to multitask from one partition while B.A.D. processed another on the same unit.
M. V. Micro is a small company. My calls for technical support were often greeted by an answering machine, hut I received return calls. I also found the company receptive to input. Unfor- tuately, the only documentation is an on- disk .doc file about six printed pages. The program’s operation is so straightforward, however, that the file is adequate. BAD. Is not copy protected, and it gives Amiga disk I O a great performance boost for a modest price.
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M. V. Micro PO Box 1112 Wheatridge, CO 80034-1112 303 467-1718 $ 39.95 No special requirements. Draw 2000 We’re getting close to home. By Stephen Ellerin ALTHOUGH IT IS hilled as a totally-new program, Draw 2000 by Aegis appears to be a spiffed-up version of the company’s earlier CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program, Draw Plus. The package comes with three disks: the regular program disk, an alternate which promises a further 50% increase in speed for those who have a 68020 with a 68881 math coprocessor, and one containing libraries of electronic, electrical, plumbing, floor plan, and furniture parts. When the Chips are Down Draw 2000 runs with 512K, but Aegis recommends a megabyte of memory or more. No matter how much RAM you have, however, expect to he constrained by chip-memory limitations. I found it impossible to open more than two windows in the interlaced, high-resolution mode. Even then, unless my second window matched the proportions of the main one, most requesters would not open (commands that don’t require requesters work fine). To overcome this, Draw 2000 introduces a medium resolution, at some sacrifice in detail, and a four-color Workbench mode (which increases both screen-redraw speed and the number of windows you can open), at a greater sacrifice. As you work, you can shift into Workbench mode for memory-intensive operations and back to a higher resolution for more detail. Although I couldn’t get Draw 2000 to shift directly from hi-res to medium, it would shift from high, to low, to medium. (Some of the 16 colors in the higher resolutions may he transposed to blue in Workbench mode and thus will not show up against the lo-res background.) All windows accepted a grid of one inch square the smallest i tried. You can start using Draw 2000 right out of the box, but the documentation gives you an edge. The spiral-bound manual begins with the basics, and a genuine tutorial takes you step-by-step through designing a floor plan as it introduces you to most tools. Commands are described in the order they appear in the menus, and each explanation includes how-to instructions. Some descriptions, however, are not as clear as they should be. Also, instead of explaining every aspect as it is mentioned, the manual often refers you to another chapter for a fuller description. This is distracting; a compromise would be to summarize the procedure. Easy Does It Draw 2000 is the easiest-to-use CAD system I know of. You can draw freehand or use previously-created parts shapes that you have grouped into objects. The first group of tools draws lines, rectangles, polygons of any shape, arcs, circles, ellipses, text, and dimension (measurement) lines. To retrieve a tool, simply select it from the Tools menu or press the appropriate function key. You can create many of the objects from die keyboard, by positioning the cursor at the intended origin, touching the Escape key, and entering numeric values. With the second category of tools, you can drag, clone, erase, or re-size any object. Change its color, or grab a hook to change its shape. You can also rotate the object around any axis, and, with the powerful Stats command, change the height, width, angle, and starting coordinates. The Group commands let you undo your last action, and cut, paste, or erase objects contained in a marked window. You can modify the pattern, weight, and color of the line, change the size, proportions and angle of all objects in the window, create a new part, mirror things in eight directions, and create an array. Numeric Edit is the most powerful command: It accurately changes height, width, angle, and so on to the values you enter from the keyboard. While most tools remain in effect until you choose another, you must select (.roup commands from the menu each time you need them. Ironically, these functions often require several tries to box precisely. Only half of these commands have keyboard equivalents, and of those, one does not respond. The Display menu controls what you see. You can toggle Grid, Ruler, and screen-wide cross hairs, open as many windows as memory permits, zoom in or out, alter colors, and select layers for display. Other menus lei you change grid size and pattern, units (decimal, feet, or metric), drawing size, and font size. You can toggle the Grid Snap (when it’s on, any click on the screen snaps to the nearest intersection of grid coordinates), and whether to fill objects with one of eight patterns. The Smoothing option rounds any object, and the Help button summons a Fast menu. While the options are many, their placement in the menus seems haphazard, which makes them inefficient to use. Safe on First Draw 2000 allows you to save any number of color palettes. You can save an entire drawing or any window as an IFF file, and a new option lets you save in a format compatible with Aegis’ Modeler 3D. You can also save settings, but while ? Each i Buy 75 or more Disks
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Works well with the Avatex 1200 modem and others. Source code included. ? *90 Modem Madness! - Terminals include StarTerm, Aterm, and Kermit Telecommunication utilities such as Archive are also here. Other types of programs and utilities are also included in the price of admission. UTILITIES APPLICATIONS ? *60 AmigaBasic - T wo programs that are truly of commercial quality. Cell-Animate and Graphit. Some Deluxe Paint picture files are also included. ? *97 Tutorial Diski - A disk lull ol information and programs to instruct Amiga Programmers and users. Several C & ASM source files are included. ? *98 Tutorial Disk2 ¦ More of the best of Amiga Information. D *101 Utilities - Many new utilities like Timeset - a time setting utility and DirCopy-a great copier (very quick), and about a dozen more. Some new fonts are also included on this disk ? *105 Potpourri I - This disk contains several different kinds of programs, some of the highlights are: PopCLI2-evokes a new CLI window at the press of a button; Psound-sample sound recorder and editor; 3-D Breakout; DiskCat-catalogs and organizes disk files; IconMaker-makes icons for most programs so that they can run from Workbench; Fkey-template maker. ? *129 Amiga Utilities II - A hard disk backup; Target-sounds a gunshot whenever the left mouse button is pressed; Dpaint Tutor; WmSize-change window size from CLI easily, and lots more. ? * 130 Videomaker Utilities - This disk is packed with utilities to make your desktop videos easier to produce and more professional looking. Name C * 133 DOS Helper - A program designed to help you with the AmigaDOS commands. Can be activated from icon of the CLI. Supports multitasking, so that you can refer to it when you need it. As usual, there are other good programs included on the disk. ? *135 ApplicationsII - Long Movie-plays several IFF pictures in fast succession, creating animation. QuickBase-a mail manager Dbase. Persmait-a DataBase for keeping records of friends, family, associates, customers or employees. MORE. ? *146 Calendar - A very good personal calendar for birthdays, holidays, meetings, bills and other events. Excellent graphics. Calendar program also has a diary. Other programs include some graphics and Checkbook. C *150 Textcraft- Demo - A demo of a very good word- processing program of high quality. Menu driven Has a lot of helps to show you how. Textcraft also has a Speller Check available. SOUND MUSIC C *18 Future Sound Demo - Another great sound demo of digitized sound. Includes the wicked witch of 0Z. Breaking dishes, sea gulls, car crash, ducks, others. ? *30 Super Sounds - Great digitized sounds from movies like Star Trek.200 1, James Bond movies. 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P. O. Box 5069 • Central Point, OR 97502 Visa MC. ORDER TODAY 00-444-5457 ? Send Catalog Exp. Date Canada - 25G per disk Foreign - 50G per disk ? COD $ _ (add $ 4 if you require COD) ? U.P.S. 2nd Day Air (Add S3) $ TOTAL $ ? Check MO ? Visa MC ? COD ? SHIPPING Free U.S. Scffttvare ml chip-memory shortage complicates this on one hand, the same factor makes it almost essential on the other. All screens default to a five-foot square grid (you can select feet, meters, or absolute values), and because the main screen accepts a grid no smaller than one foot square (without zooming), you must open a second screen to work in detail. In hi-res, however, the program often consumes so much memory that it cannot display the requester that lets you alter grid size. Fortunately, by selecting Quit, you can get to a requester that lets you save settings; reentering the program then causes your second screen, if no wider than 21 feet in scale, to default to a one-inch square grid. Draw 2000 supports all Preferences printers, but to accommodate a large drawing, you must divide it into sections, print one 8' 2x 11-inch sheet at a time, and tape them together. Because plotting a full-size drawing can take up to an hour, Aegis designed their plot method to allow multitasking. You save your drawing as a plot file, which the program then sends to your plotter while you continue working. Unfortunately, the program will only save plots to the Draw 2000 disk, which is too full to accept a drawing. An Aegis technical representative offered two alternatives. You can select Save As from the Project menu and Plot from the submenu, then give the file a unique name, and send it to your plotter from the CLI. The second option gets the rendering function to work but does not enable you to multitask. It involves selecting Save As and Plot as above, and then typing ser: (or par:, if your plotter connects at the parallel port). Splish-Splash Given the investment Aegis has made in this product, I find it puzzling that they have not polished it. Draw 2000’s heaviest millstone is the program’s insistence on drawing all your on-screen corrections twice. This nuisance becomes infuriating when the redraw involves or borders text (the program renders text very slowly), or when the Undo command redraws the entire screen. The fact that most commands act, by default, on the objects you drew first even after you change the active layer is illogical, and although you can easily set your drawing to a scale of one-quarter or one- half via the Format command, you cannot plot a three-quarter or three-eighth scale from within the program. Among the things I would like to see added to the program are a Spline command and a Change Layer command that could reassign the layer of all items within a boxed area. Draw 2000’s operating speed is minimally acceptable by professional standards. The program’s design flexibility is excellent: You can move, duplicate, alter, and make corrections easily, and lay out your project quickly. This is the only professional CAD program I have seen with a true Amiga interface. Draw 2000 is not perfect, but it is the best Amiga GAD program I know of. Draw 2000 Aegis Development 2210 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 277 Santa Monica, CA 90403 213 392-9972 S279.95 No special requirements. ? It’s landing in Los Angeles. Mr SSSSSSii** Sj&v next stop ¦ • • I „A. * $ 10 & Seniors $ 8 stage demonstrations rith admission, 0 & 21,1989 rith amazing computers. Stunning software. Powerful peripherals. The World of Commodore is coming to capture your imagination. It’s the computer show for beginners and hackers, professionals and students, business people and home users. Commodore Business Machines and many other exhibitors will display and sell the AMIGA, C-64t C-128, PC computers, a galaxy of software for Commodore 8c AMIGA computers and a glittering constellation of printers, disk drives and desktop publishing equipment. You will find peripherals and accessories for all your present and future equipment. It’s computer heaven. Stage demonstrations and provocative seminars, presented by top experts, are included with your admission. Three days of bargains, selection, information, excitement and prizes. See it all with your own eyes. Try it all with your own hands. At the World of Commodore in Los Angeles. Grde 151 on Reader Servico card. ProScript A step in the right direction. By Chris Dickman WHILE NEW HORIZONS Software designed ProScript primarily to add Post- Script-printer support to the firm’s Pro Write word processor, ProScript’s file-conversion abilities afford PostScript access to Scribble! (Micro-Systems Software), TextPro (Abacus), and Textcraft (Commodore) owners, too. Two to Tango ProScript provides two ways to access the fonts in a PostScript printer. The most primitive is to compose your document using the skimpy, bitmap Amiga- system fonts. You then set up a font-sub- stitution list which, at print time, replaces a PostScript font with the Amiga font. A problem with this approach is that text displayed on the screen only roughly corresponds to what emerges from your printer, because the substituted fonts have different character widths. If you are printing files converted from Scribble!, TextPro, or Textcraft, however, this is your only option (unless you want the document to print in Topaz). Your converted files will thus print in only one PostScript font; there is no way to mix typefaces or type sizes within these documents. ProWrite users have access to more, but by no means all, of the power and flexibility of PostScript printers. To display type on the screen that corresponds accurately to what will appear on a PostScript-printed page, an application program must have access to font metrics files, which contain information on font widths, and screen fonts, which display the fonts on the screen. ProScript has these sets for Helvetica, Times Roman, Courier, and Symbol fonts. Because the program lacks such files for the remaining fonts resident in PostScript printers, however, you must resort to the primitive font-substitution technique to use them. To New Horizons’ shame, nowhere on the package is this limitation pointed out. The documentation sheepishly mentions that the many screen font and metrics files supplied with Gold Disk’s Professional Page work with ProScript which is dandy if you happen to use that program. Otherwise, tough bananas. Once the metrics and screen font files are installed, you simply use ProWrite to select text in vour document, and choose t the desired font from a menu. 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16) . A related capability lets you establish the halftone screen density and the number of halftone cells per inch both help control how PostScript renders your bitmap images. Page Setup lets you switch between portrait and landscape modes, as well as scale, rotate, and position your page. ProScript also lets you save documents to disk as .ASCII PostScript files, which can be output by a service bureau with either a garden-vari- ety laser printer or a high-resolution device. ProScript is useful but limited. With improved access to resident fonts and a more comprehensive approach to the conversion of other word-processing formats, 1 would praise ProScript. As is, the program does not meet current Post- Script-support standards. ProScript New Horizons Software PO Box 43167 Austin, TX 78745 512 328-6650 $ 49.95 No special requirements. DeluxePrint II See the signs and believe. By Morton A. Kevelson DELUXEPRINT II LETS you print specialized documents such as signs, banners, and cards faster and easier than general-purpose paint and desktop-publishing programs. Its Intuition-style interface makes DeluxePrint II easy to use. On the work- ing screen you see a color palette on the left, a miniature version of your project in the center, and control gadgets on the right. The Preview function lets you view your project up close; you can even adjust the magnification. Seven formats accommodate your creations. Banners print sideways; they can be up to S'Ax 22 inches. The greeting- card format prints quadrants on a sheet two upside down (you then fold the sheet in half twice). You can make labels up to 4' 4x D h inches, and resize this format to print in standard business- card size. Signs can be laid out as full pages or in four sections per page. Letterhead format fits your design into the upper third of a page, and finally, you can print a one-month calendar to fill a sheet. Laying It on Thick All formats are assembled from four elements: a background (any IFF image), icons (44 x 52-pixel brushes), borders, and text. DeluxePrint II comes with a disk of prepared backgrounds, borders, and icons (unfortunately the manual does not show printouts of them) that you can modify. You can also create your own graphics (the program contains enough drawing tools to handle simple tasks), or import them. Each element has a designated priority (layer), and except for borders, the components can be manipulated and positioned independently. Priorities determine how elements will be superimposed on one another; when overlap occurs, the higher-priority item prints on top of the other. The background constitutes the bottom layer, upon which everything else is placed. The center layer accommodates up to nine different icons (graphic images), and as many copies of them as you please. You can even snip out parts of the background to use as icons. Icons are prioritized, too, based on the order in which they are placed; this order is maintained when images are repositioned. ? HIGHER PERFORMANCE...AND CHEAPER TO BOOT! Info & Technical Support: 214-669-3999 LEXIBLE IATA FAX: 214-6B9-0D21 Systems, inc. Amiga* is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Fdata-10 Single 3.5" External Drive ......$ 149.95 Fdata-20 Dual 3.5" External Drive w Power Supply.. $ 299.95
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J. S. Chastain Cleveland, GA A: The simplest way to convert Amiga Basic to machine language is by using an Amiga Basic compiler, such as the Ab- soft A C Basic Compiler. This programmer’s tool will take an .Amiga Basic source file and convert it to executable machine language. While the resulting program will run at least five times faster, it will not perform as well as a program originally written in 68000 assembly language. If you want the fastest possible program, then you should write your program in assembly language directly with an assembly language development tool, such as C.A.P.E. 68K (Inovatronics Inc.). Assembly language gives you the full power of the Amiga, but it does demand a lot of development time. Operations you can perform in a single Amiga Basic command require pages and pages of assembly code. If your only language experience is with BASIC, you might want to make an intermediate move to C or Modula-2 before making the transition to assembly lan- By Louis R. Wallace guage. These languages are much easier to master than assembly and are almost as fast. IBM Transformations Q: Will any V Anch-format IBM software run on an Amiga 500? If so, how can I tell which programs will work?
G. Nesbit Collinsville, IL A: You cannot run the software straight out of the box. You can, however, use Commodore’s Transformer, a program that lets you run a very limited selection of IBM software. You can run only text- based programs, as the Transformer does not support graphics. Library Redirection Q: Can I use a LIBRARY routine from Amiga Basic to send the output from the FILES command to the printer instead of the screen ?
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T. S.R. Hutchinson Co. 110 W. Arrowdale Houston, Texas 77037-3801 (713) - 448 - 6143 AmigaWorld Magazine now offers you the most extensive selection of Public Domain programs for every Amiga application! The AmigaWorld Public Domain Library brings you Devware's disks for the developer and advanced user, Chiron Conception’s programs for special- interest users and Software Excitement’s disks for the Workbench user. Each disk is fully tested, de-bugged, documented, and organized for easy access. But remember, most of these programs are contributed freely to the Amiga community, and the quality, usefulness, and results you might get cannot be guaranteed. Some are “shareware” programs for which the author asks for contributions if you feel the program is good enough. Each disk is just $ 7.00 PUBLIC DOMAIN LIBRARY Special Feature: SE 115 - PD Word Processor. With spell checker and dictionary, Vdraw (shareware paint), VT-100 term emulator, appointment calendar. This month’s selections From Software Excitement: ISE 05 - DPSIide. Slide show utility for IFF Images. Dpaint not required. ISE 13 - Banner. Print both vertical and horizontal. Easy to use. Print to screen, disk, or printer. ISE 29 - Hack. Fantasy adventure game. SE 40 - Archive Unarchive. Compress and uncompress files. ISE 44 - Games3. Life, Vegas Slots, Reversal, more, SE 91 - Freedraw. Drawing program, speech toy demo, a dozen more, most with source code. ISE 116 - Business II. VC-Spread- sheet, HP 10e calc, diversions, more. ISE 117 - Business III. DataBase, RSLCIock (utility), AmigaSpell, new fonts. SE 118 - Games, Missile Command, 3-D, Triclops, Cosmo-aster- olds clone, BreakOut, Yatzee, Hack, more. ISE 131 - Pac clone. Better than original. ISE 132 - Videomaker Utilities. Desktop video utilities. ISE 134 - Applications I. Label maker printer, grocery-list maker, disk cataloger, star viewer (planetarium), more. From Chiron Conceptions: CC 201 - BASIC programs I. Over four dozen Amiga Basic programs including entertainment, education, utilities, applications, and much more. ICC 301 - Utilities 1. Compiled, ready-to-run programs (many with C source) for dozens of utilities including FixDisk, IconExec, Free- map, GFXmem, LAR, GREP, MyCII, Print, Squeeze, USQ, Shell, WLC, Xref, and more. ICC 302 - Utilities II. A collection of utilities, compiled and ready to run, including DtskSalvage, FileZap, Fixobj, IconExec, ARC, CompressZ, XLJSP, Screendump, and more. ICC 303 - Utilities III. Includes MVP-FORTH, 12 new character set fonts, Dir Copy, ShowHAM, Zapicon (converts Dpaint brush to Icon), more. ICC 304 - Graphics Utilities. Including MacView (w 18 MacPaint paintings), 3 screen-dump programs, HAM to HAM IFF converter, FONTED (design your own character sets), more. ICC 305 - Utilities IV. Over 30 utilities, including Browse, DiskCat, DiskMap, HAM-Print, KwikCopy, UbDir, Alticon, Klock, MemView, PopCLI, SpriteMaker, Tree, more. ICC 307 - Directory Utilities. Over a dozen different DirUtil-type programs each with different features. Includes text and C source. ICC 308 - Utilities V. More utilities, including ChangeKickStart, Diabel, MenuCat, PrtDrvGen, Xicon, NewZap, Monitor, JOBS, DiskX, FixHUNK 2, Undelete, XCOPY, more. ICC 310 - ARP 1.1, AmigaDOS Replacement Project. Replaces most 1.2 AmigaDOS commands with new, faster, and more powerful commands. Includes docs, C Please send me the following disks for $ 7.00 each (plus $ 1 handling charge per disk). Disk Name Disk Name [ ] Payment Enclosed [ ] Please charge my [ ] American Express [ ] Master Card [ ] Visa Total Disks @ $ 7.00 each $ Shipping Handling @ $ 1 disk $ Total Due $ account expires signature Name _ Address City_ State Zip Please allow four to six weeks for delivery. Foreign Orders, please add $ 2 per disk lor Air Mail delivery. Payment in US Funds drawn on US Bank. AW39 AmigaWorld Public Domain Library 80 Elm St. Peterborough, NH 03458 From DevWare: source, executables, and install program. ICC 405 - DeluxeVideo Tutorial Disk. Examples and tutorials on using Dvideo. (Requires Deluxe- Video.) ICC 515 - Perfect Sound Effects I, 40 sound effects recorded with perfect Sound all in IFF format, includes shareware version of Perfect Sound program to play and edit sounds. ICC 602 - Dpaint Slideshow I. 30 Dpaint pictures with auto-run slideshow. (DPaint not required.) ICC 607 - Mandelbrot Explorer. Shareware Mandelbrot designer by
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3. Simply the Best The all new Digi-View Gold is the best video digitizer for the Amiga. Period. Nothing else even comes close. Why? The secret is that Digi-View Gold captures 2.1 million colors in memory, giving you an incredible 100,000 apparent colors on screen simultaneously. And it’s easy to use. Just focus your video camera on any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga .graphics that glow with vibrant color and clarity. Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, video, or just for fun, Digi-View Gold gives you dazzling images with amazing simplicity. Digi-View Gold is designed specifically for the Amiga 500 and 2000, and plugs directly into the parallel port. Digi-View Gold’s powerful image capture and manipulation software (version 3.0) now has complete control of color and sharpness, full overscan, extra halfbrite, and a special line art mode for desktop publishing. Orcle 102 on Reader Service card 'Requires standard gender changer for use with Amiga 1000. Video camera required; not included NewTek sells a video camera, copy stand, and the Digi-Droid automated filter wheel for Digi-View Gold If your local retailer doesn't carry these products, call us at 913-354-1146. Digi-View Gold is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-AMIGA. Inc. Be seeing you’! Only Digi-View Gold:
• Can digitize in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x200 up to 768x480 (full hi-res overscan)
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• Can digitize 21 bits per pixel (2.1 million colors) for the highest quality images possible
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• Has powerful Image processing controls for complete IFF picture manipulation If you want the highest quality graphics for your Amiga, as easy as 1, 2, 3; then you need the new version of the best selling video digitizer of all time: Digi-View Gold. Only $ 199.95 wT=k Digi-View Gold is available now at your local Amiga dealer. Or call 1-800-843-8934 INCORPORATED 1 •• 2 . H 9.'
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