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Postmaster: Send address changes to Amiga World. Subscription Services. 1*0 Box 58804, Boulder, CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Ruble News Co. Amiga World makes every effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits pubblrcd in the magazine AMIGAWorid assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. IMPACT A3001 UPGRADE KIT Now Available with 50Mhz 68030Acceleration Create the fastest Amiga in the World with an A2000 and our A3001 Kit. Up to SMB of 32-Bit Wide DRAM Hard Disk Drive interface Optional 68030 Boot EPROMS (UNIX etc.) ¦ Autoboot EPROMS for Hard Disk 40MB, 80MB or 200MB Hard Disk Drive 32-Bit 68030 Bus Interface 68030 CPU with 28,33 or 50Mhz Oscillator t 68882 FPU running at 28,33 or 50MHz Choose the IMPACT™ A3001 Upgrade Kit from GVP to put the speed and power of leading-edge technology into your Amiga u. Enhance your productivity and create more powerful results when you choose these key features: Factory installed 68030 CPU running at 28 Mhz, 33 Mhz or 50 Mhz. Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor running at 28, 33 or 50 Mhz. 4 or 8MB of 32-bit wide high performance DRAM. Built-in Autobooting High Performance Hard Disk Controller with data transfer rates well over 700KB sec. High performance 40MB, 80MB or 200MB hard disk drive with an average read access time of less than 15ms (19ms on write) and 64KB read- ahead cache. If you already own a hard disk, this item can be optional. Asynchronous design allowing the 68030 to run ASYNCRONOUS to the rest of the A2000 All A2000 Expansion Slots Free! Improving GENLOCK compatibility. ZERO SLOT SOLUTION! With the A3001 Configuration along with the bundled 40Q or 80Q Hard Disk Drive ALL A2000 EXPANSION SLOTS ARE LEFT FREE FOR FUTURE UNLIMITED EXPANSION! & Vv ' - ¦- • -V-N' When you compare, the choice becomes clear GVP is unbeatable for price and performance. COMPARE: A2000 + GVP A3001 CBM A2500 30 CBM A3000 ™ 68030 CPU r Y Y Maximum CPU Clock Speed available & shipping Today. 50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor Clock Speed. 28-50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Hard Disk Controller on 68030 Processor Board, Y H Y Number of Open Amiga expansion slots with hard disk drive and 8MB Fast memory installed. 5 3 4 Allows user to start with low-cost A2000 Amiga system and grow all the way to 50Mhz 68030 performance without sacrificing anything. Y N N Brand name vendor with solid reputation. Y Y Y Fully impiements 6B030 Burst Mode up to 33Mhz. Y N N IMPACT and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. Arnjga. A20o0 and A3000 are registered trademarks ol re-Amiga, Inc. UNIX i?a registered trademark ol AT&T. Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 JeaJerE Circle 36 on Reader Service Card Consumers Circle 265 on Reader Service Card CHIEF CONCERNS Matters of the moment: ADA aweigh, piracy, and viral infection. “We should have made an example of this jerk, and put him in the slammer.” USUALLY THIS COLUMN spends 12 or so consecutive paragraphs discussing one topic. Many subjects are worth the effort, and some people even read these columns to the end. Other topics are important, but deserve far less space. So this month we’ll introduce a new style and talk about a lot of different things with no particular connection except that they somehow relate to the Amiga.

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Amiga World Vol 06 08 1990 Aug

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• 5 Hard Drive Tips
• HAM Techniques
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• REVIEWS: Software, Hardware, r unes, Mere! Announcing GVP’s new A-Net The low-cost total network solution! Ideal for education, business, and government.. GVP brings you the latest breakthrough in ETHERNET NETWORK CONTROLLERS for your A2000® and or A500®. GVP’s A-Net leading-edge features, flexibility, and software support will be your key to added Amiga productivity. Ethernet Network Controllers available for both the A500 and the A2Q00. Physical network is Ethernet Version 2 compatible. Fully compliant with IEEE
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* GVP A-Net 2000 21 Hj& . 10 MegaBit per second Ethernet transfer rate. 16-bit data path addressing. Supports both "thick" ana "thin" jBNC) Ethernet cabling. On-board transceiver for use with "thin" ethemet cabling. A*Net 2000 has DB-15 external connector. 1 | 1 fLf Supports up to 30 stations with total cable length of up to 600 feet with "thin" Ethemet co-axial cabling. 'It? ‘
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- -1 Includes sophisticated software package supporting Amiga-to-Amiga networks. Software features include: Easy to install software, well integrated with AmigaDOS. V Full peer-to-peer networking-i.e., every Amiga node can be both a client and server. OvV V Resource sharing: Hard Disks, Floppy Disks. RAM Disks, Serial Ports, Parallel Ports, Printers, etc. can he shared between stations and can be transparently used as if they were physically connected to each station. V Ability to run and "Tube" data, quickly between applications on remote stations. V Ability to send messages between users. GVP A-Net 500 V' Ability to check which users are active on the network. Novell and DECnet compatible software drivers available from third parties. A-Nel and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products Inc Amiga. A500 and A2000 are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amiga Inc GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer Inquiries welcome. Dealers Circle 245 on Reader Service Card Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Cirde 127 on Reader Service Card THE GOLD DISK The Only Productivity Software You Will Ever Need Introducing five business packages in one. Good news for business. There is one software package that gives you everything you need for: 5> Word Processing Database Management & 9 Desktop Publishing Spreadsheet Calculation Business Graphics O That single software package is the Gold Disk Office. The Gold Disk Office takes full advantage of your Amiga to fully integrate all the critical functions needed in business today. For example, you can add notes to your spreadsheets with Office Write word processing. Combine text and graphics using Office Page. Merge customer lists from Office File databases with letters in Office Write. And much more. GOLD DISK
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T. A.C.L. (Micro Momentum) ..81 Nifty script-based game-authoring system. Aztec C 5.0a (Manx) ......84 Heavy-duty C compiler upgrade. ALF2 (Pre’spect Technics) and SUPRADRIVE (Supra) 86 Two versatile hard-drive controllers square ofTin head-to-head competition. Back Talk ...89 The last word on AmigaWorld reviews. GAMES CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson .70 Top-drawer tips on improving your .Amiga gamesmanship. DRAKKHEN and THE CHAMBER OF THE SCI-MUTANT PRIESTESS (Draconian Data East) 70 A blockbuster 3-D adventure and a challenging puzzle adventure game. WATERLOO (SSI Electronic Arts) 72 Send Wellington to Elba and Bonaparte on to Westminster if you like! NUCLEAR WAR (New World Electronic Arts) .... 75 If you don’t like arms treaties, try this. Day OF THE VIPER (Accolade) 76 Get GAR or else in this sci-fi thriller. RISK (Virgin Mastertronic) ....77 .An old w'ar-strategy game Amiga style. Sjooi tuowdopojp autos qjm ‘sauvuqtj uwjsfc aqj ui uatuiuDdSoutj j sYff puv j vSiuiy -NOlimOS COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY ED JUDICE; ILLUSTRATION BY JACK TOM. AmigaWorld 3 Announcing.. . AMIGA GRAPHICS Volume I To Order, call 1 -800-343-0728 or mail this coupon today! Send me Amiga Graphics Vol. I today for only $ 29.95 plus $ 2.95 shipping and handling. AmEx. Account information is enclosed: Check _ MC VISA My: Exp. Date Account * Signature Nairn Address State Zip City Available in VMS only. Make checks payable to AmigaWorlri Magazine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Foreign orders, add 57.50 lor airmail delivery, Payment must be made in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank. PAL Is available if specified. IDG Peterborough, publisher ol AmigaWorkl. Is the licensed North American distributor ol AMIGA GRAPHICS VOL. 1. £ 1989 by the Barian Company All Rights Reserved. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Inc. AMIGAWorld Video Library
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There's no easier, faster or better way to learn how to create your own Amiga master- works! Amiga Graphics Vol. I is the most comprehensive video introduction to computer graphics ever published! Just $ 29.95! Amiga Graphics Vol. I is the latest release from the exciting new Amiga World Video Library. Watch for new ? Videos every other month, including Desktop Publishing Music. Graphics Volume II and morel vs 3-D... output options: printers, plotters and video. STEPHEN Robbins, Vice President Group Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-In-Chief DAN SULLIVAN, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology LlNDA J. Barrett, Acquisitions Editor Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Review Editor Jan Jackson, New Products Editor TlM WaLSH, Technical Editor Gene Brawn, Bill Catchings, David T. McClellan, Mark L. Van Name, Contributing Editors HOWARD G. 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TwoMBLY, Executive Vice President Publishing Director DENNIS S. CHRISTENSEN, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations JEFFREY D. DeTraY, Director of Technology Research DOREEN Means, Systems Coordinator Debra A. Davies, Typographer Linda Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director DEBBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales £*f Collections Amiga World (ISSN 0883-2390) vs an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc Amiga World is published monthly by IDG Communications Peterborough. Inc., 80 Elm St.. Peterborough, NH 03458. U.K. subscription rate is $ 29.97, one year; $ 46.00, two years; $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only, Mexico $ 38.97, Foreign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). AH rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at lAterborough. NH. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-9471. Entire contents copyright 1990 by IDG Communications,' Ivterborough, Inc. No part of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to Amiga World. Subscription Services. 1*0 Box 58804, Boulder, CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Ruble News Co. Amiga World makes every effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits pubblrcd in the magazine AMIGAWorid assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. IMPACT A3001 UPGRADE KIT Now Available with 50Mhz 68030Acceleration Create the fastest Amiga in the World with an A2000 and our A3001 Kit. Up to SMB of 32-Bit Wide DRAM Hard Disk Drive interface Optional 68030 Boot EPROMS (UNIX etc.) ¦ Autoboot EPROMS for Hard Disk 40MB, 80MB or 200MB Hard Disk Drive 32-Bit 68030 Bus Interface 68030 CPU with 28,33 or 50Mhz Oscillator t 68882 FPU running at 28,33 or 50MHz Choose the IMPACT™ A3001 Upgrade Kit from GVP to put the speed and power of leading-edge technology into your Amiga u. Enhance your productivity and create more powerful results when you choose these key features: Factory installed 68030 CPU running at 28 Mhz, 33 Mhz or 50 Mhz. Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor running at 28, 33 or 50 Mhz. 4 or 8MB of 32-bit wide high performance DRAM. Built-in Autobooting High Performance Hard Disk Controller with data transfer rates well over 700KB sec. High performance 40MB, 80MB or 200MB hard disk drive with an average read access time of less than 15ms (19ms on write) and 64KB read- ahead cache. If you already own a hard disk, this item can be optional. Asynchronous design allowing the 68030 to run ASYNCRONOUS to the rest of the A2000 All A2000 Expansion Slots Free! Improving GENLOCK compatibility. ZERO SLOT SOLUTION! With the A3001 Configuration along with the bundled 40Q or 80Q Hard Disk Drive ALL A2000 EXPANSION SLOTS ARE LEFT FREE FOR FUTURE UNLIMITED EXPANSION! & Vv ' - ¦- • -V-N' When you compare, the choice becomes clear GVP is unbeatable for price and performance. COMPARE: A2000 + GVP A3001 CBM A2500 30 CBM A3000 ™ 68030 CPU r Y Y Maximum CPU Clock Speed available & shipping Today. 50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor Clock Speed. 28-50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Hard Disk Controller on 68030 Processor Board, Y H Y Number of Open Amiga expansion slots with hard disk drive and 8MB Fast memory installed. 5 3 4 Allows user to start with low-cost A2000 Amiga system and grow all the way to 50Mhz 68030 performance without sacrificing anything. Y N N Brand name vendor with solid reputation. Y Y Y Fully impiements 6B030 Burst Mode up to 33Mhz. Y N N IMPACT and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. Arnjga. A20o0 and A3000 are registered trademarks ol re-Amiga, Inc. UNIX i?a registered trademark ol AT&T. Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 JeaJerE Circle 36 on Reader Service Card Consumers Circle 265 on Reader Service Card CHIEF CONCERNS Matters of the moment: ADA aweigh, piracy, and viral infection. “We should have made an example of this jerk, and put him in the slammer.” USUALLY THIS COLUMN spends 12 or so consecutive paragraphs discussing one topic. Many subjects are worth the effort, and some people even read these columns to the end. Other topics are important, but deserve far less space. So this month we’ll introduce a new style and talk about a lot of different things with no particular connection except that they somehow relate to the Amiga. ADA on its way: As you probably know, the Amiga Developers’ Association has officially been formed. Although it sounds like a real organization (board of directors, name, legal status, etc.), it is still an infant. Like any youngster, it needs nurturing and, perhaps, even a little discipline. But mainly it needs participation, ideas, and effort. Here’s the skinny; ADA Chairman Mike Halvorson of Impulse is currently in the midst of an aggressive membership drive, and is also putting together an extensive position paper on Amiga technology that will be distributed to the computer and mainstream press. The timing couldn’t be better. Journalists now perk their ears at the mention of the Amiga, and the old Commodore image is slowly but inexorably fading. If you’ve got any bright ideas for Mike, and the will to back them up, I’d suggest you drop him a line or give him a call at Impulse in Minneapolis. Another swell idea: A few months ago, I called upon AW readers to write to particular publications that heavily influence PC buying. So far, it has worked. I’ve heard from people at those publications who are now a bit more curious about the Amiga. And I’ve seen some great letters published. Let's keep it up. Heads are turning. Why not twist them a little more, eh? Copy protection and piracy: In the PC market, copy protection is obscene. There is a huge market of responsible business people willing to shell out S495 for a word processor. If you can’t make it in the market, it’s your fault. Unfortunately, our market is different. Is is smaller. Prices are lower. And software vendors need revenues to develop new products and upgrade older ones. Software piracy hurts these firms, and then ultimately hurts users as software dries up. The problem is that all forms of copy protection so far devised not only intrude upon the honest user, but also are not effective in preventing ingenious pirates from making copies. We need a compromise that serves both users and vendors. Maybe the ADA could help both parties decide on a uniform standard at least for now. Later, when we have an installed Amiga base equal to IBM’s, we can get rid of all the protection. Write us and let us know what protection, if any, you’d be willing to accept and we’ll pass it along to the ADA. No mercy: The probation given to Robert Morris has got me hotter than an Eskimo at Spring Break. As you may recall, this joker gooped up thousands of computers with his sneaky, slimy virus, and then got famous for it. So we give this yahoo probation? We should have made an example of this jerk, and put him in the slammer. Viruses are an invasion of privacy, destroy property (information is property), impair your ability to work, and weaken the market for shareware and PD software. Let’s put low-lifes like Morris in jail not on the front pages of computer magazines. ¦ ANNOUNCING THE GVP 68030 TRADE-UP BONANZA
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4. The WORKING board being traded-up must be sent to GVP (directly or through your local GVP dealer) FREIGHT PREPAID and accompanied by a Cashier’s Check or Money Order must be payable DIRECTLY TO GVP (even if transaction is made through local GVP dealer). On receipt of an eligible and working accelerator board being traded-up and the Cashier's check or money order for $ 1510, GVP will ship the 28Mhz, IMPACT A3001-4MB 0 product by UPS BLUE (second day air). 5. Special “trade-up offer" pricing is also available for 33Mhz and 50 Mhz versions of our accelerator products as well as for the optional “direct connect" hard disk drives (40MB, 80MB or 200MB). Call us for details. 6. This offer is only available to residents of the USA or Canada. Similar offers are available oversees directly from authorized GVP Distributors. Questions: Contact GVP Sales at 215-337*8770 or your nearest GVP Amiga Dealer. “Let’s Standardize” IMPACT and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products, Inc. Amiga. A2000 and A3000 are registered trademarks ot Commodore-Amiga, Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ialers Circle 145 on Reader Service Card Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Circle 62 on Reader Service Card REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Kudos for Commodore IN RESPONSE TO the letter from Brian G. Wilson (Apr., p.
8) , rd like to relate my experiences with Commodore. Last summer I wrote a letter to CBM president Harold Cop- perman, voicing concerns over the future of the Amiga. A few weeks later, I was surprised to receive a reply from Mr. Cop- perman in which he gave me a rundown of his plans to improve the Amiga's market position in coming months. About the same time, 1 wrote to Amiga Product Manager Keith Masavage telling him what I would like to see Commodore produce in the way of Amiga products. A month later 1 got a personal and informative letter from him as well. 1 believe that the Commodore of old is gone, replaced by a dedicated and aggressive team determined to push the Amiga back into the limelight. The company still has a long way to go in terms of customer support, but has made astounding strides over the last year. I have the greatest faith in Commodore’s new management. Jeff James Roy, UT IN RECENT ISSUES, I have read a lot of complaints about Commodore and its advertising strategies. I agree with most of the criticisms and see that many are constructive. But let's have a little more positive reinforcement out there. Commodore is at least trying I I'll do my part right here by saying “Thanks” to Commodore for its effort in promoting the Amiga. Mike Manzano Stuttgart, W. Germany On the Chip List WITH ITS 32-BIT bus something that should have been available long ago the A3000 looks great. As a professional, though, I need more colors and real ray-trac- M ing. These are things that should have been incorporated into the A3000. I can’t wait another year for Commodore to come out with a graphics board, II the only way to add better graphics and more colors is to make changes to the hardware that will render it incompatible with some software, so be it. This is a price we can pay for progress look at the Macintosh line. Better software will be written. More and more of late, I find myself using other computers to get the effects I desire. 1 hope this situation changes; 1 do enjoy working with my Amiga. Steven R. Collins Graterford, PA EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK on the A3000, you can see that Commodore focused on highspeed throughput. Unfortu- nately, however, vestiges of the 16-hit era remain; The Paula, Agnus, and Denise chips are not just accessories, but the cornerstones of the machine. In 1984, these chips were state of the art, but chip design and manufacturing has advanced significantly since then. A completely new 32-bit chip set is essential to Commodore’s future in the professional PC market. I suggest adding 32-bit data paths throughout, a 28.56 Mhz clock, 8192 24-bit color registers, and four 16-bit channels for CD-quality stereo sound. If CBM can't produce these, it should ally itself with a mainstream chip manufacturer. The importance of such a set is so obvious that Commodore must be working on it. If not, my kids will continue playing games on the A500 while I am stuck for life using Intel-based Pcs at work. Mark Shackelford The Colony, TX ALTHOUGH THE A3000 is a significant improvement over other Amiga models in terms of throughput, its lack of improved custom chips is disappointing and makes for a bottleneck in the system. Amiga owners have long been crying out for more resolution and colors. If all Commodore can do is suggest we buy upgrade cards, then all I have to say is “Sayonara.” Newer systems with superior graphics and sound will begin emerging soon some may even implement multitasking. Are you listening, Commodore? Harry Jordan APO, New York, NY Now and Then READING YOUR FEATURE on the new A3000 (“Welcome to a New Generation!” Jun. '90, p. 19) took me back to when I bought my first A1000. After four years of self-train- ing, writing proposals, and much persuasion, 1 convinced the administration of Laramie County Community College to add computer graphics courses to our curriculum. Last fall, I started my first classes with an A1000, five A2000s, and two printers. This spring, we offered six graphics courses using an A2500, 10 A2000s, and four printers. These classes fill up almost immediately each semester, and we plan to add courses in advertising and other design disciplines. More Ami gas are arriving, too: The LCCC library computer lab will add six A2000HDs and an inkjet printer for the fall ’90 semester. Ours is the only curriculum and lab like it in Wyoming and possibly in the region. Bud Sills Professor of Art, LCCC Cheyenne, WY Send your letters to: Repartee, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ “It’s a dynamite little modem. 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SupraModem 2400IM $ 149.95 external for virtually all computers SupraModem 2400 Plus™ $ 199.95 external with MNP 5 & V.42bis for virtually all computers i',i SupraModem 2400 SupraModem 240Gi™ $ 119.95 internal with software for IBM™ PC & compatibles SupraModem 2400zi1',, $ 179.95 internal for the Amiga® 2000 ST-Log 7. 88 . Available from your local dealer, or call: Supra Corporation 1-800-727-8772 NOTEPAD Compiled by Barbara Gefvert Tyson New Student or Teacher? DANTE, ERASMUS, AND COPERNICUS once trod the ancient halls of the University of Bologna, Italy. Now the Amiga has gained admittance, thanks to the repeated recommendation of Dr. Raffaele Cocchi, tenured researcher of foreign languages and literature in the English and American Department. For three years, Dr. Cocchi waged a three-pronged campaign: to get Amigas into the University, to convince Commodore to improve the Amiga narrator so it will speak European languages with the proper rhythm and accent, and to develop Amiga software useful to studies of language and literature. He claims victory on two fronts. The University of Bologna now has five Amiga computers, one donated by Commodore Italia for Cocchi's research. With the assistance of Vanio Preti, a senior student of statistics and a skilled programmer, Cocchi created three highly useful programs in both Italian and English. Literary Amiga is an extensive program for analyzing literature and poetry that produces detailed, neatly printed concordances and statistical tables of various word patterns, frequencies, and locations. Polyglotti speaks text in five languages with greatly improved speech quality and shows the text transcribed in I PA (International Phonetic Alphabet), The Right Editor is a text editor that writes from right or left and includes fonts for Hebrew, .Arabic, Russian, and I PA. To help other scholars. Dr. Cocchi is negotiating with Risorse Per La Didattica to distribute the software in Europe. For more information on Dr. Cocchi’s projects, you can contact him at DIPA Lingue e l ett. Strani, Strada Maggiore, 45, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy. Sue Albert Is It true? The Amiga figured prominently at. . .AppleFest? In response to the waning Apple market, the premiere Apple show changed its name to ComputerFest, included Amigas and IBMs, kept its sights on the low-end home and educational markets, and debuted In the greater New York City area May 4-6. Upsetting the Applecart Commodore’s large booth, positioned at the main entrance, bustled. Surrounding an A3000, which spotlighted Workbench 2.0, were A2000s demonstrating applications for curriculum development, the arts, thinking and writing skills, video, music, classroom networking, and more. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine showed off its Dynamic Spine interactive tutorial (created with IN- OVAtronlcs' CanDo). Meanwhile, Roland provided a backbeat with a complete music syntheslzer sam- pler sequencing package built around an A500, and CBM representatives distributed information on the special pricing program for education. At the Interactive Multimedia seminar, CBM’s Roy Strauss demonstrated AmigaVision, integrating animation, sound effects, and laserdisc sequences while multitasking. The audience was stunned not only by how easily the authoring system works, but also by the price of the hardware software bundle. The Expanding World of Computer Graphics seminar featured a ShowMaker (Gold Disk) presentation and an analysis of how the images and animations were created. With Apple concentrating on high-end Macs and IBM holding out on its rumored low-cost machine, Commodore has an opportunity to penetrate the educational and home arenas, its bundling of AmigaVision and support for other authoring systems can help solve the remaining problem: lack of educational and home office software. Steve Gillmor The US Treasury Department’s award of a five-year Departmental Microcomputer Acquisition Contract II (DMAC) to Sears Business Systems spells success for key subcontractor Commodore. The estimated $ 400 million deal is Commodore’s first victory In the federal marketplace. CBM, which established an office in Washington, D.C., just last September, will offer 68030-based Amiga workstations under the agreement “Commodore's ability to offer the Amiga's advanced capabilities at a highly competitive price was certainly an important part of the winning equation,” stated CBM Federal Systems Group Director Randall Griffin. The Amiga is gearing up for a number of consumer trade shows, including the World of Amiga, to run Sept 15-16 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (call 416 595-5906 for details) and AmlEXPO, slated for Oct 5-7 In Anaheim, California (dial 914 741-6500).
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P. O. Box 5100 Carrollton, TX 75011 USA 01990. AE Research Inc All rights resened. Prices subject to change without notice. Brand and product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders. W UltraDesign Three-part harmony By Ron Bissett ULTRADESIGN, THE LONG-awaited, computer-aided design (CAD) system from Progressive Peripherals, impressed me from the start with its logical design. Its features are on a par with other professional-level CAD software, and the dual-disk program is well documented in a 348-page manual, which begins with an easy-to-understand explanation of object-oriented graphics and the basics of UltraDesign. The program's hard-drive installation program is wonderfully simple and works perfectly. You just create a directory on any partition and double click on the HI)Install icon. In a few moments, you are ready to go. You can move the default locations for the various support files by changing the UltraDesign.config text file. In the main UltraDesign window, you will find icons for the three program modules: UltraDesign, CAD verier, and PasteUp. Through the UltraDesign module, you can create, edit, organize and set up drawings for output. Importing files, saving drawings in IFF format, and even creating hatch files takes place in CADverter, while plotting is done from the PasteUp module. Input Here When you enter the UltraDesign module, a title screen appears, telling you that you are about to put “Thought into action. . .At the Speed of Light” (always a secret desire of mine). Just select the Draw option from the pull-down menu and then choose Lines, Circles Ellipses, Text, Dimensioning, or Hatching Filling. Selecting any of these items summons to the far left of the screen a set of icons associated with that drawing mode. The ability to position drawing entries precisely is essential, and UltraDesign’s placement options Endpoint, Midpoint, Perpendicular, Center, Intersection, and Stored Points are the minimum acceptable for professional use. The program’s lack of menus to select digitizing pads is an omission that should be corrected, even though there is provision for efficient production by using both menus and keyboard commands. When using menus, you cannot enter x and y coordinates from the keyboard. You can perform most mouse functions, however, by making keyboard entries after activating a Shell-like dialog window. The only way to use the dialog window and the graphic interface simultaneously is either to enter one dialog command at a time or several together in a script (text file) using the menu command Take. But, while this is powerful, it is not a completely smooth process. The Launch command starts an Arexx procedure which is then executed in UltraDesign. The sample Dialog Arexx script supplied with the program is an indication of this feature’s power. Programming Arexx routines requires such extensive effort that most individuals will not use this feature, but the promise of third-party customized applications gives it great potential. Other powerful features are the dynamic Zoom and Scroll options. With these, you can zoom into one section of the drawing to identify a point, then zoom out, pan the screen (using the bars on the bottom and right sides), and zoom back in to digitize another point. The range of the zoom is almost infinite. You control zooming by the pull-down menus or keyboard, and you can easily program zoomed views into keys 1-9 on the numeric keypad. Hard Currency Creating an object in UltraDesign involves first sketching it on screen in the default green color. At this point, your object is not part of the drawing file, so you can alter it. To make the entry part of the file, click on the quill-and-bottle icon. The object will begin to flash red. This blinking, which can be annnoying but cannot be turned off', indicates the “current” object. Using the Cursor-right and -left keys, you can move backward and forward through the drawing list to select another object and make it current. Another way to reassign “current” status is to highlight Edit Current Object on the menu and Find Object on the submenu, and then select another object in the drawing. Only one entry can be current at a time, and you can return the current entry to the sketch state by clicking the eraser icon. This is a novel approach to object selection. I appreciate its keyboard alternate, as repeated trips to the pull-down menus make object selection somewhat slow and clumsy. Only the current object can be directly added or removed from the Clip buffer. To manipulate noncurrent objects, you must place them in the Clip buffer by highlighting Clip Clipping Box on the menu and then choosing one of three different object-selection methods from a submenu. HE This arrangement involves an extra step not required by other programs; when erasing several small, connected objects, you must zoom and pan many times to identify things. The Find Object function is of little help here, because it can identify only one object at a time. The developer needs to insert a method for finding several objects at once without using windows. Lined Up The program defaults to drawing lines, and the Draw Lines icon list at the left of the screen has several great features. One of the most impressive is the Multiple Line Mode icon. It draws any number of lines, evenly spaced at any distance you specify, parallel to a line you draw. A nice surprise, and a boon for architects, is the fact that when you draw a zigzag in this mode, the program automatically trims any overlap where the parallel lines turn and intersect. Other line options are arrows, boxes, polygons, lines parallel, perpendicular or at other angles to a given line, as well as horizontal or vertical lines. Be careful with the last two: The system crashed whenever I tried to force a vertical line in Horizontal mode. The Draw Ellipse command brings up the Circle Ellipse icon menu, and you can determine placement by setting the Plot rile: SER: uni 111 n i1 m f' HU'TB i nrir itTT'i Poster X: i Xors: 0*988 Rotation:
0. 0° Poster Y; 1 Y Orff; 0,088 Scale: 0,2560 centerpoint, radius, and starting and ending angles. .After you sketch an ellipse and before you render it, you can rotate it around its centerpoint from the icon menu. When 1 tried to use the Edit Razor command to break a circle into two arcs, nothing happened. A call to customer support revealed that ellipses and circles do not support this command, but that programmers are busy correcting this shortcoming. Ultra Design doesn’t skimp on fonts; there are 18 styles available, and you can create your own as well. The program also supports auto-dimensioning for vertical, horizontal, or angular distances between two points. There is no provision for measuring or dimensioning angles or arcs, but otherwise the dimensioning function has all the necessary features, including the placement of dimensioning text and the units of measurement to be Scale, rotate, and position drawings Individually In the PasteUp module. Used. UltraDesign does not automatically update dimension measurements when you change an object's size. One of my favorite UltraDesign features is the Draw Hatching Tilling option, which provides 40 patterns that you can output to a pen plotter. To fill a polygon with a hatch pattern, simply draw the polygon and click inside it the hatch fills in automatically. Sadly, patterns are incredibly slow to render, a fact that becomes increasingly irritating every time you redraw. On the positive side, this gave me lots of time to read the manual and discover that the programmers mercifully provided an option to substitute a quick, simple color fill for the hatch. Transfer Station The CADverter module is a slick program for importing files from other for- ? Amiga World 13 mats, including AutoGADD’s widely used Drawing eXchange Format (DXF). As with any DXF conversion program, not everything translates directly, but GAD- verter is the easiest DXF converter to use that I have ever seen. Just highlight the Load DXF Interchange menu option and select the appropriate DXF file from the pop-up window. The drawing will soon appear on the screen, where you can edit it before saving it in Ultra- (r r youk rur v! UltraDesign makes hard-drive installation a breeze, and the manual fully describes the directories used. CADverter is top-notch: I converted many formats, including a Draw 2000 file saved from Modeler 3D, without a hitch. The interface is extremely confusing, however, and the manual badly needs a tutorial. Once you get used to the tools, they are helpful, but learning them is difficult. Printer output is outstanding: My laser printer produces drawings that look like plotter output! I've been able to induce only one guru by failing to make the proper disk assignments. Jeff Grimmett San Diego, CA Design format. You can also create DXF files from UltraDesign files by using the Save DXF Interchange selection and supplying the proper pathnames. UltraDesign can also read IntroGAD (Progressive), Aegis Draw (Oxxi), Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language (HPGL), and Roland DXY files, and can save drawings in IFF format. I wish it could also write in Aegis, Sculpt, and other Amiga formats. On the Outs The PasteUp program is another departure from the usual GAD output routines. It lets you load any number of drawings and place, scale, or rotate them individually, using either the keyboard for exact positioning with x and y coordinates, or the graphic interface. The Setup option lets you choose from many output-device drivers, including Hewlett-Packard, Houston Instruments, Roland, and PostScript plotter drivers. The Houston Instruments device driver did not list our DMP-61 plotter, but by calling customer support, I found that all I needed to do was alter the X Inch Step using the Change Setup feature to make it work. In outputting a drawing containing some hatching, I noticed that the plotter handled the main body of the drawing as fast as the PasteUp program sent the data. (The program sends each line to the plotter as it renders it on screen.) When it reached the hatching, however, the plotter ground almost to a halt. I could find no Abort command, and turning of! The plotter had no effect on the PasteUp program. Resigned to my fate, I timed the task. This 3 x 5-inch hatched area took over two hours to plot! My frustration prompted me to invest in a 68030 accelerator, with which I was able to test UltraDesign’s coprocessor version. Everything speeded lip, but hatching was still too slow. UltraDesign is a good piece of software, and you can put it to work almost instantly by using the pull-down menus. You can quicken your pace using keyboard equivalents, but you will probably only approach the Speed of Light not equal it. The Dialog and Arexx features allow versatility and open many possibilities for UltraDesign, The program’s major drawback is its inability to output UltraDesign drawings to other Amiga graphic programs for 3-D manipulation, desktop publishing, or video production. UltraDesign Progressive Peripherals & Software 44 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144 S299.95 One megabyte required. AutoScript Draw on the count of 3-D By Mitch Wells 1 SUSPECT THAT many Amiga artists who are comfortable with two-dimensional paint-and-draw programs are apprehensive about three-dimensional rendering programs. .Although they would like to integrate 3-D objects into their work, they are intimidated by the prospect of creating them from scratch. AutoScript by Computerall Services is not the only .Amiga program capable of converting 2-D artwork into 3-D pieces. But while other conversion utilities interface with paint programs, AutoScript converts PostScript output from draw programs such as Gold Disk's Professional Draw (so far the only such program for the .Amiga, although others are promised), and also from three programs for the Macintosh and MS-DOS platforms. (To use Mac and MS-DOS output, you must convert if to Amiga format with a platform-transfer utility.) AutoScript can output to two modeling packages Sculpt-Animate 4D (Byte by Byte) and Turbo Silver (Impulse) and, with the help of Syndesis' Interchange, to other formats as well. It also directly supports the IFF-to-3-D converter, Digi- Works (Access Software). With the abundance of paint programs on the market and the established software for getting IFF output into three dimensions, why would you want to 4 r bother converting PostScript files? One reason is that draw programs provide tools that facilitate quick logo design. Also, because draw programs define objects mathematically, they produce ultrasmooth images that retain integrity when resized. Images produced in paint programs, on the other hand, are defined in terms of bitmaps, and when bitmapped images are enlarged, their jagged edges are exaggerated. Finally, while working with draw software can be more time consuming (screen refreshes take longer), it can be easier and more precise. (You can, incidentally, import bitmap images into draw software, and trace them to produce PostScript objects.) Fill Me In plemented, desktop-publishing programs will probably not display EPS files on screen.) Finicky for Formats There are a few drawbacks to AutoScript and the whole conversion process, and, thankfully, the manual clearly points these out. AutoScript does not like complex Pro Draw files, and is specific about the size of the PostScript files it handles, Using AutoScript is simple. Through pull-down menus, select an output format (Sculpt, Silver, or DigiWorks) for your object, give it a file name, and load the PostScript file. AutoScript draws an outline on the screen as it creates the 3-D object. (Although most draw programs give you control over color and shading, AutoScript converts only outlines.) It then saves the outline to disk. You can load this outline into your 3-D program, but before you can render it, you must fill it in with polygons. The easiest way of accomplishing the fill process is either to use Sculpt-Ani- mate’s automatic-fill function (Turbo Silver offers no such convenience) or to save the outline as a DigiWorks snapshot. 1 strongly recommend using DigiWorks. It is much faster; in fact, AutoScript provides support for DigiWorks precisely because of its ability to quickly fill objects with polygons. A single letter T in the Palatine font, made with Professional Draw and converted with AutoScript, took hours to fill in Sculpt-Animate 4D, but less than two minutes in DigiWorks. You can take vour filled outline into the third dimension either by extruding it to give it depth, or by spinning it on an axis to create an object whose surface is defined by the 2-D line. Because it works from outlines, AutoScript does not handle complex objects well creating a 3-D automobile would be difficult, for instance but 3-D logos and objects for flybys are incredibly fast and easy to produce with AutoScript. AutoScript can also work backward, converting wireframe Stiver and Sculpt scenes (you determine the angle and size of the view while in the 3-D program) into two-dimensional clip art. The 2-D output is not in PostScript format, however, but in Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) form. EPS does not show up on screen when imported into your desktop-publishing program; the only way that you can see an EPS file is to output it to a PostScript printer. (AEPS .Amiga Encapsulated PostScript which tags EPS files with an IFF representation of the EPS image, is not widely used. Until this format is imespecially when converting to DigiWorks format. A tree that I created in Pro Draw7 and filled using DigiWorks, for instance, came through AutoScript distorted. Also, while AutoScript provides four conversion resolutions for PostScript files, I experienced unpredictable results when outputing Pro Draw images in anything but the lowest selling. Points that came through properly connected in the Course setting were unconnected ? FastCard Plus TM SCSI controller with RAM .£|1 for the Amiga®2000 nr * . I . [ I. •, j , ] : if: : ' j . W uri' ,* r ‘ 'I I * ' i
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The technical-support representative assured me that an upgrade will provide a complete interpreter to convert all PostScript output and fix the deficiencies I found. AutoScript is a nofrills package that, for the most part, does what it promises. AutoScript Computerall Services 3 N. Walnut Ave, New Hampton, IA 50659 515 394-3778 SI 29.95 No special requirements. The Serial Solution 25 + 9 = expandability By Sheldon Leemon KNOWING THAT CHECKPOINT Technologies calls its dual-serial card for the .Amiga 2000 or 3000 The Serial Solution, you might find yourself wondering what the problem is. After all, doesn’t the Amiga already have a serial port? Well, part of the problem is that one serial port is sometimes not enough. Because the serial port is the only two-way communications port the Amiga shares with IBM-stvle computers, PC serial peripherals are the easiest to adapt to the Amiga. As a result, there are a disproportionate number of peripherals that use the Amiga’s serial port: input devices like audio digitizers, optical scanners, touch tablets, touch screens, and wireless mice; output mechanisms like printers, plotters, and film recorders; and control interfaces for MIDI devices, video recorders, and video-disc players. While a serial switch box lets you plug in multiple devices at the same time, it does not let you use them simultaneously something you need to do in order to take full advantage of the Amiga's multitasking capabilities. A multimedia author, for example, may want to use a laser-disc player and a touch screen at the same time. The other part of the problem is that the .Amiga’s standard serial port is fairly slow and has no input buffer. This makes it difficult to obtain reliable transfers at speeds as low as 9,600 bit per second (bps), particularly when using a 16- color hi-res screen. The Serial Solution solves this dilemma by providing a 4-byte hardware buffer for each port, so as to make the board suitable for use with high-speed modems and high-speed serial networking. The Long and Short of It Checkpoint’s Serial Solution is a full-slot plug-in card. Unlike other multiserial cards, it provides one full-size, 25-pin D-shell connector. ( There is not enough room on the mounting bracket for two full-size connectors.) This connector unit 0 is almost identical to the standard serial port: It even supplies power on the same pins as the Amiga's port. That's important, because it means that MIDI adapters for the Amiga 2000 work with the Serial Solution without modification. [ lie other serial port unit 1 uses a 9-pin D-shell connector that is configured to use the same cable as the serial port on IBM AT-type computers. You can program both ports on the board to any of the speeds (up to 125,000 bps) used by the Amiga port, including the oddball MIDI speed. In fact, the Serial Solution board goes to the extraordinary length of including a separate oscillator to produce the exact 31,250 bps speed required by MIDI devices. It should be noted, however, that according to the manual, you can set only one non-standard rate (above 38,400 bps) at a time. This means that both ports cannot be set to different highspeed rates simultaneously, although both can use the same high-speed rate. The Serial Solution includes both Exec and DOS-level software support. The Exec device driver, ckptss.device, is similar to the standard Amiga serial.device, and you install it by dragging its icon inLo the Expansion drawer. The main difference between this device driver and the standard one is that it supports unit numbers higher than 0 (0 and 1 if you have one board installed; higher numbers if you have more boards). The Exec-level driver is used directly by programs that access the serial port. Some terminal programs such as Online! Platinum (Micro-Systems Software), A-Talk III (Oxxi), Baud Bandit (Mich- Tron), and the shareware program JRComm support serial drivers other than serial.device and can use either of the Serial Solution ports without modification. Checkpoint covers programs that do not directly support alternate serial devices by providing a couple of methods for accessing their Exec-level driver. I he first involves "patching” these programs automatically replacing the text string "serial.device” with the string "ckptss.device” using a program called Zap Port. If you do not wish to alter your program files on disk, you can use the supplied NewPort utility, which creates a small (under IK) launcher program to load the terminal software, replace the text string in memory, and then execute the program applications. This approach has the advantage of letting you operate either through the default serial port or through unit 0 of the Serial Solution without taking up as much disk space as two full program versions. Whether you use NewPort or ZapPort, you should be aware that the unit num- * her of the serial port does not change. Programs that do not let you select a unit number, then, work only with the 25-pin port a significant drawback. AmigaDOS software support is provided by a handler, tss-Handler, which corresponds to the DOS SER: handler. It enables you to mount the SER2: and SER3: devices, which you can use to perform any normal AmigaDOS operation, such as copying a life or printing to one of the serial ports. You can specify default communications settings for these DOS-level devices by adding a Tool Types entry in the icon for the serial driver. The Serial Solution does not include a handler for unbuffered serial I O like the AmigaDOS AUX: device. 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(714) 549-2411 To order CHECKMATE, call 1-800-969-4263. Available on Amiga & Atari ST for $ 54.95. IBM coming soon. CHECKMATE is a trademark of Interplay Productions. Copyright ©1990. Amiga. Atari ST, IBM. Chessmaster 2100 & Sargon 4 are registered trademarks of their respective holders. Democratic AMIGA PROGRAMMING IN THE NEW AGE By Louis R. Wallace emember those first computers? Mammoth, room- sized colonies of glowing vacuum tubes, they needed 7 j the continuous ministrations of entire culls of white-clad techno-priests working in perfectly sterile conditions to keep them running. Programming them was an exercise best left to your neighborhood nuclear physicist, as it involved such actual hardware modifications as removing a wire, carefully threading it through the machine, and plugging it in somewhere else just to change a byte. Making a modest alteration in the program code meant calling a staff meeting; replacing the operating system (such as it was) required an Act of God. Of course, it got better with time. Programming with wires wasn't any fun, so some potential Nobel Laureate invented the dip switch a revolutionary development because it also involved a hexadecimal keyboard that allowed you to enter numbers directly into the machine. All you had to do was flip some dip switches to define an address and then carefully type in the value for that byte. It didn't take too long before the dip switches themselves were replaced by the numeric keyboard allowing you to enter both the address and the value in relatively easy fashion. At this point the nuclear-physicist type lost his cushy job because now everything could be done by the white-clad techno-priests in their clean rooms. Further evolution spawned such remarkable user developments as paper tape, punched cards, and alpha-numeric keyboards. Soon video terminals began appearing, the techno-priests were laid off, and a new professional appeared on the scene the Programmar. Highly trained, this exalted being was able to say such things as “Opcode” or “Fortran” in meaningful ways during a conversation and, if provoked, to unleash a diatribe involving such arcane topics as object dumps of core memory. A breed apart, this individual wFould bequeath us such magnificently obscure legacies as Cobol; he w-ould serve as the unpleasant stereotype of the computer programmer for an entire generation. The advent of the microcomputer changed computer programming dramatically in two ways. With inexpensive desktop systems readily available, the ordinary engineer or physical scientist could now enjoy easy access to a computer and the opportunity to program with it. T his spurred a rich, accelerated growth in the development of more powerful, sophisticated, and flexible computer languages. Besides the low-level assembly language, there was now a Development diverse collection of high-level languages that included Fortran, Cobol, BASIC, Pascal, Modula II, Forth, Ada, Lisp, Prolog, Logo, and C all with implementations on the ubiquitous personal computer. Of “Objects" (collections of data) and the design and fu n c t i o n of i 4 t I ? Classes (the templates that A New Orientation: OOP Today my Amiga computer, with its many megabytes of RAM, hard disk, high-speed 68050 processor, and graphical user interface, bears little resemblance to the computer dinosaurs of the past. And like the hardware itself, the methods by which we create programs have continued to evolve. While some of this progress originated in the world of modern mainframe systems, the most interesting aspects arc original developments for desktop computers. Although almost every major existing programming language is currently available on the Amiga, the development of new approaches to program creation continues and the results will undoubtedly be appearing on the .Amiga for some time to come. For example, with Lattice’s C+ + package, Amiga C programmers can utilize the many Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) design and implementation techniques. OOP (and Object-Oriented Design, OOD) is concerned primarily with the manipulation The fact is that programming isn't just for “programmers” anymore. The approaches embodied in such Amiga software as multimedia-authoring systems and other application-generating packages represent a brand-new way of thinking about programming. Just as the user interfaces of today’s computers reflect a revolution in making computers more accessible to a larger public, so too have current development techniques made programming more intuitive, easier to write, and open to wider participation by ordinary computer users. AmigaWorUTs Senior Editor of Technology Lou Wallace takes a broad look at current .Amiga programming trends and how they evolved from earlier, more traditional approaches to program design and implementation. IF THEN SPEAK ANIM define the objects). It involves a different philosophy from that of “Top-Down” programming techniques, where the programmer defines the sequence in which the program flow will occur and then builds the code accordingly. With OOP. The programmer first fully defines the problem the program must handle. He or she then defines the objects (data) to be manipulated and the class (template) best suited to handle the data structures. Once objects and class have been defined, the programmer must determine what operations (verbs) will be performed on or by the objects. Object-oriented programming holds a great deal of promise, especially in development situations where each module is created and compiled separately. Although some may welcome its intuitive approach to programming, OOP is not necessarily for everyone. Even many experienced programmers find it too rigid and complex for their own use. The fact remains that for many people, the logic and structure of most programming languages continue to be too complex and uncomfortable. For the average computer user, even these relatively newer approaches seem just as difficult to understand as the techniques used by the mainframe programmers and technicians of a generation or two ago. Design Your Own Application All this, however, appears to be changing. Just as the computers themselves are becoming easier to use, so too are the means of creating programs. Just a few years ago, commercial programs began turning up that allowed even nonprogrammers to create customized database software. To create your own application, you merely answered a series of questions that defined the custom application. The code-writing part of the program then did a lot of writing to the disk, which eventually produced a very large program, usually in BASIC, that did more or less what you wanted. While not an entirely satisfactory piece of software, it was something anyone could use. Today we have several new application-generating languages for the Amiga that are both more sophisticated and simpler to use. A good example is INOVA- tronics1 CanDo. Which breaks down program creation into a process involving the generation of small modules, or cards. (Think of the completed application as a deck of cards.) In using this kind of approach, the lay programmer is working with modern programming practices such as structured or object-oriented programming without even being aware of it. (For a review of CanDo, and other interactive authoring- system software, see May 90. P. 12.)
11. 1.1. ST RATED BY JACK TOM Just about anyone who can use a mouse can create a program with CanDo. The majority of program functions use requesters to get information about a task. For example, to create a custom window, you need only click on the window button and then define the size and number of colors you want by clicking on the pop-up Dimension requester. Or, to have the program load a previously created picture, simply select the picture from a File requester. As you can see. Using Can Do's high-level interface makes it extremely simple to create a custom screen and window or load an IFF image. Contrast this kind of case of use with the time and effort it would take to write the numerous lines of C code required for the same task. While CanDo is primarily a requester-based system, many of its functions do require you to create a script in order to use them. These scripts are similar to more conventional programs in that they are a set of written instructions executed in a sequential manner. Like BASIC, the commands and functions are very high level, but they are not as intuitive for the nonprogrammer as other aspects of CanDo. For most nonprogrammers, however, learning to use the script functions of CanDo is much easier than trying to learn even a language such as BASIC. Look, Ma, No Code: The Icon Revolution While the CanDo interface certainly seems easy and intuitive, how about an entirely graphics-based approach to programming? That's exactly what Commodore's new AmigaVision multimedia-authoring system, announced with the Amiga 3000 in April, offers Amiga users. Working with AmigaVision is unlike programming in any other language on the Amiga. There arc no scripts at all; instead, you use graphic icons to issue commands and requesters to input information needed by the program. (For more on AmigaVision, see “Welcome to a New Generation,” Jun. ’00, p. 18, and stay tuned for an AmigaVision tutorial coming up in a future issue.) COND GOTO GRAPHIC IF THEN ELSE An AmigaVision program looks exactly like a flowchart. You place each command in position on the flowchart by using the mouse to drag the icon from its menu and place it in the desired position inside the flow window. Once you acquaint yourself with the icons, it is possible to understand most of the program by simply looking at the flowchart. (This reminds me of the old programming joke that no comments were needed because the code was “obvious”. AmigaVision comes very close to making such wishful thinking a reality.) Once you position them in the flowchart, you must further define the AmigaVision icon commands. By double clicking on the icon, you bring up a requester with buttons, gadgets, and information fields specific to the icon. Using the mouse, it is very simple to define the requester although even here some fields still require keyboard entry. What is striking about Amiga Vision’s approach is that it combines two of today’s most popular programming techniques. In some ways, it reflects the top-down approach of structured programming, because with many AmigaVision applications it is possible to write the program before you actually go in and define the specifics of the icons. For example, a specific action in the program might trigger a picture to be displayed, while another action triggers an animation or sound. You do not actually have to define the animation, sound, or picture while you arc creating the overall program flow. These implementation details can be decided on at a later point in the application development. AmigaVision (and Can Do) can also be considered at least to some degree as an object-oriented language. For example, using our admittedly minimal description of objects and classes above, you could think of the icons as class definitions. The Anim requester is the general template for the “class” of “objects’* called animations, specifically defining the characteristics required for displaying and playing the animation. Once defined, the requester is an actual animation object whose fields contain information specific to this object and the actions it can take. One point 1 want to make about all these new approaches to programming is that they are not, of course, for everyone or for every project. For most (although not all) commercial software development, conventional languages (C, Modula II. Assembly) are better choices. Sonic programmers will categorically reject icon-based languages as gimmicks. Other conventional programmers, however, may find very good reasons to use one of the new multimedia languages over other methods. In addition, ordinary users may discover they can now, finally, write the program they had always wanted to write but could never accomplish using more complex traditional languages. It may be some time before these user-friendly computer languages attain a level where they are as powerful as current development systems. But who knows, perhaps in the not-too-distant future, we will simply tell the computer what we want it to do and it will write its own program. That might sound like science fiction today, but with computers becoming increasingly more sophisticated and powerful, don’t think it can’t happen. If you don’t believe me, think of all those techno-priests of the previous generation who sniggered into their white lab coats when some farsighted feller hinted at where computers might be in another 25 years, say about 1990! ¦ 1 TO PROGRAMMING THE AMIGA Investigate the routines of the system software, and you’11 find the solution to getting more out of your BASIC and C programs. Selections. Your program can even receive input from other programs through a public message port. For the most part, output goes to a graphics display that you can set to a number of different display modes. On the Amiga, even text is treated as graphics and can be displayed using a variety of fonts, type styles (such as bold or underline), colors, and drawing modes. HILE PROG RAM MING IS tedious and painful to some people (sort of like doing your taxes while having a tooth drilled), the experienced Amiga pro- grammar probably finds it as challenging as unraveling a good mystery game. I he casts of programming _capers don't include butlers, but you will find plenty of suspects in the libraries, which are the system software’s groups of related, readymade functions that control the Amiga’s features. The main differences between programs whether C or BASIC on the .Amiga and on other computers are in the sections that receive user input or display output to the screen. The input and output routines in standard BASIC and C have been geared towards a text-based console device. Traditionally, these languages expect all input to come from the keyboard as a stream of text characters, and all output to go to the display screen or printer in the same kind of text stream. They also assume that the computer has nothing else to do but handle your program’s input and output (no multitasking). The .Amiga, however, can receive input from the keyboard as a stream of text characters or Rawkey codes, or from the mouse in the form of messages from the Intuition user interface about mouse movements, mouse-button events, gadget events, or menu To help you access the machine’s system-specific features, the Amiga’s operating system provides libraries of fairly high-level support for programmers, and both BASIC and C provide methods for incorporating these functions into your own programs. The most important libraries reside in the Kickstart ROM, while some auxiliary ones are stored on the Workbench disk’s libs: directory. For example, functions related to the mouse-driven user interface are in the Intuition library, while low-level graphics routines are located in the Graphics library. Before you use one of the functions in a library, you first open the library to notify the system that it is in use and to retrieve the location of the library’s base memory address for your program’s reference. After you are finished with a library, you should close it to tell the system you no longer need it. Both Amiga Basic and C allow you to include Amiga system functions in your programs, but they do so in different ways. C contains few intrinsic commands and has always used external-function libraries to supply all input and output functions. Amiga C compilers, therefore, let programmers call Amiga system functions exactly as they would call external C func- ? By Sheldon Leemon tions, except for having to open and close the Amiga libraries. BASIC, however, relies on internal commands to provide all of its functions. The BASIC approach to expanding its functionality is to add new commands to the language. Amiga Basic contains many commands that provide the same general functions as some of the Amiga system routines, but that use the terminology and syntax of BASIC, rather than that of the system routines. In many cases, the BASIC equivalents of the system routines are much easier to use than the original functions, but are also far more limited in their capabilities. Because the system contains so many functions, however, adopting them all would be too unwieldy. Amiga Basic tries to remedy this with Library and Call functions that allow you to use system functions within your own programs. The major problem with this alternate approach is that .Amiga system functions often require large data blocks as input, and the BASK’, methods for setting up such data blocks are all somewhat clumsy. Let's look at a simple example problem programmed in C (Listing 1) and in Amiga Basic (Listing
2) . The programs merely display some colored text and dotted lines in each of the Amiga drawing modes on a low-resolution, 8-color screen. Although the two versions are similar in design and function, the BASIC code is much shorter, because some‘of the BASIC commands take the place of several Amiga system functions. In addition, the C version has to declare variables and define data structures that the BASIC version does not need. Gather the Suspects The programs are divided into three sections. In the initialization section, we do all the set-up work necessary for displaying graphics. In the C version, this means first opening the Intuition and Graphics libraries with OpenLibrary( ) function calls. The Intuition library contains the screen and window commands needed to prepare the display, while the Graphics library contains the functions that actually draw graphics and text on that display. Once the Intuition library is open, we can prepare the display with the OpenScreen( ) function. Think of an Intuition screen as a backdrop upon which output windows are opened. The screen defines the display mode for these windows, including the width and height of the screen, horizontal resolution (hires or lo-res), vertical resolution (interlaced or not), color depth (2-32 colors), and such incidentals as default colors and text font. Near the top of the program file, the NewScreen data structure (here called NewCustScr) specifies all of these items. After we open the screen, we can open an output window by using the OpenWindow( ) function. Each output window has many attributes, including the screen to which it is attached, starting size and position on that screen, maximum and minimum sizes, window title, system and custom gadgets, and Intuition events (such as mouse movements and key presses) about which the window should be notified. We define all these parameters in the New Window data block, which we call NewWdw (following NewCustScr in the program). Now*, we also set the color registers that will be used on this custom screen, using the LoadRGB4( ) command. LoadRGB4( ) lets us load all eight colors at once from a list contained in the colormap array. The BASIC initialization sequence is similar, but differs on some key points. First, we use the Library command to open only the graphics library. Because the screen and window commands we need are built into BASIC, we need not open the Intuition library. For the Library command to work properly, however, a file called graphics.bmap must be located in the directory from which the BASIC program is run or in the Workbench’s libs: directory. To create a graphics.bmap file, you must run the BASIC program ConvertFD (found in the Extras disk’s BasicDemos directory). When the program asks you which .fd file to read, type: extras 1,3:fd 1.3 graphics_Iib.fd and when it asks which .bmap file to write, reply: libs:graphics.bmap The next command is DEFLNG A-Z, which declares that all variables should be treated as 32-bit integers. This is a good practice when dealing with Amiga system functions, because these functions expect input values to be 32 bits long. To open a custom screen, we use Amiga Basic’s Screen command, which is similar to the system’s OpenScreen( ) function. Instead of requiring a NewScreen structure with 13 input values, howrever, the Screen command takes just five input values, giving us control over width, height, color, depth, and mode, while using defaults for other values such as the text font. ? The art of driving. Introducing the ultimate driving machine, the AE HD (high density) Drive, Applied Engineering’s new high density 3-5 drive (above, at right). The first and only high density drive for the Amiga, it runs circles around the competition. The FCC certified design supports both standard 880K and 1.44MEG 3.5” disks. The new AE Standard device controls both the high density mode and built-in electronic disk ejection. For running the new Amiga UNIX, the AE Standard 1,44 MEG format is a virtual must.
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This command is like the SetRGB4( ) system function, which sets one color register at a time, rather than LoadRGB4( ), which sets a number of them at once. As a consequence, we must repeat the Palette command for each register we wish to set. Finally, we set up an array of text strings called ModeS, for the various messages we want to print. This corresponds to the textmsg array in the C program, but because BASIC lacks a means of setting values for a number of data items at once, we must set each string value separately. Examine the Evidence The next section of the programs, ShowModes, is the one that performs the real work of drawing the text and graphics. First, it draws a filled blue rectangle on the screen. In the C version, we set the drawing pen to blue with the SetAPen( ) function, and use the RectFill( ) function to draw the filled box. In BASIC, we use a single Line command both to set the drawing color and to draw the filled box. Next, the programs prepare for writing text and drawing dashed lines in the various drawing modes by setting the foreground and background pen colors to red and green, respectively, and setting the line pattern to long clashes. In C, separate SetAPen( ) and SetBPen( ) calls are needed to set foreground and background colors, but in Amiga Basic a single Color command handles both. To set the line pattern in C, we use the SetI)rPt( ) macro (which is defined in the include gfxmacros.h file), while in BASIC we use the Pattern command. Because the remaining graphics output is repetitive, it’s drawn within a loop, a repeating block of program code. In both cases, nested FOR loops do the trick; for each of three blocks of text, the programs print two lines in each block. First, we calculate the vertical, or y, position; then we calculate a drawing mode. The actions are similar in both programs, although in the BASIC version, the y position is expressed as text lines, while in C, the position is Figured in screen dots, or pixels. (In this case, each text line is eight pixels high.) Next, we set the drawing mode, print a line of text, and draw a dotted line. Because BASIC lacks a function for setting the drawing mode, the BASIC pro- ? Amiga-specific BASIC Keywords and Corresponding C Functions Amiga Basic C Function Amiga Basic C Function SCREEN OpenScreen( ) OBJECT functions Vsprite calls such as AddVSprite( ), SCREEN CLOSE: CioseScreen( ) DrawGList( ), RemVSprite( ) Bob functions like AddBob( ), WINDOW Open Window ( ) RemBob(), RemlBob, SortGList( WINDOW CLOSE Close Window ( ) ON COLLISION DoCollision( ) COLLISION ON SetCollision( ) AREA AreaDraw() PUT, GET (screen) ClipBlit( ), BltPattern( ), AREAFILL AreaEnd( ) Drawlmage( ) CIRCLE DrawEllipse( ), AreaEllipse( ) CLS SetRast( ) LIBRARY OpenLibrary( ) COLOR SetAPen( ), SetBPen LIBRARY CLOSE CloseLibrarv( ) LOCATE, PTAB Move = ) PSET, PRESET WritePixel() TRANSLATES Translate( ) POINT ReadPixel( ) SAY OpenDevice( ) and SendIO( ) on LINE Draw( ), PolyLine( ), RectFill = ) narrator.device PAINT Fill() SOUND Open Device and DoIO with PALETTE SetRGB4( ) audio.device PATTERN SetDrPt( ), SetAflPt( ) SCROLL ScrollRaster( ) BEEP DisplayBeep( ) THE POWER BREAKS THROUGH HOW YOU CAN FREEZE MOST " ANY PROGRAM AND MAKE A BACKUP AT THE PRESS OF A BUTTON! 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In Complement mode, the text is drawn in the color whose pen number is the complement of that of the existing background color. (If this is hard to visualize, study Figure 1, showing the C program’s output.) With the drawing mode set, the program now writes the text and draws the dotted line. In C, this requires a Move = ) call to set the pen position, a Text( ) call to print the text, another Move( ) call, and a Draw( ) call to draw the line. In BASIC, we need only Locate, Print, and Line statements, because the Line statement combines both move and draw operations. Pronounce the Verdict .After drawing the display, the program needs to get a signal from the user to end. In BASIC, the Sleep function suspends the program until the user presses a key or mouse button. Sleep does not give us any information about the event that ended it, though. It also seems susceptible to prior events, which is why we use two Sleep commands in a row. The first one is terminated by events that have been stored up, while the second one does the actual waiting. In the C program, we use the WaitPort( ) function to suspend the program until we get an Intuition message. Because we specified when we opened our window that it would like to get both Rawkey and Mousebutton messages, either event will satisfy the WaitPort( ) function. This example uses the Wait- Port( ) function in a fairly crude manner, as it does not check to see what kind of message it received. Unlike the BASIC version, however, the C program can interpret the message it gets and use the information about mouse movement or key strokes for a productive purpose. When the programs get the signal to end, both versions close the output window, the custom screen and the libraries they opened, and then exit. As you can see, adding Amiga-style input and output to your BASIC and C programs is relatively simple. Keep in mind, however, that while Amiga Basic’s built-in Amiga functions make getting started easy, they are not ultimately powerful enough for the most sophisticated kinds of applications. For those, you will need to call the Amiga system routines directly, just as you do when programming in C. The best source for further information about these routines is the Amiga ROM Kernel Reference Manual: Libraries and Devices ($ 33.95, Addison-Wesley, Route 128, Reading, MA 01867, 617 944-3700). Once you have learned how to send output to windows, and to receive input from menus, gadgets, mouse and keyboard, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a master detective, writing programs with a distinctive .Amiga flair. ? Sheldon Demon is ike author of Inside Amiga Graphics and co-author of the AmigaDOS Reference Guide. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Listing 1. Demo program written in C. f* Drawmode.c: shows lines and text in the both
* DrawModes with Inverse and Complement modifiers * Include the definitions we need * include exec types.h> * includes type defintions like USHORT * include cintuition intuit ion.h> * includes data definitions like NewWindow * include graphics gfxmacros.h> *¦ includes definition of SetDrPt macro * * Structures needed for libraries * struct IntuitionBase * IntuitionBase; struct GfxBase *GfxBase; * Structures required for graphics * struct Screen *CustScr; struct Window *Wdw; struct Viewport *WVP; * function prototypes * VOID main(VOID); VOID initialize(VOID); VOID showModes(VOID); VOID cleanExit(int); * Program Constants *
* adefine Rp Wdw->RPort * for brevity * define WHITE OxFFF define RED OxFQO define GREEN OxOrO define BLUE OxOOF sdefine CYAN OxOFF define PURPLE OxFOF define YELLOW OxFFO define BLACK 0x000 * Color Map Data * static USHORT eolormap [8] = = WHITE,RED,GREEN,BLUE,YELLOW,CYAN,PURPLE, BLACK); * Pre-initialized Text Structure * struct TextAttr StdFont = ( "topaz.font", * Font Name * TO?AZ_EIGHTY, * Font Height * FS_NORMAL, * Style * FPF ROMFONT, * Preferences * flickerFixer is the original advanced graphics adaptor that eliminates your Amiga 2000 2500’s interlace flicker and visible scan lines. With processor upgrade kits, such as the GVP 3001, you can have the best performance and graphics available on a desktop. FlickerFixer provides superior quality color graphics and text for such demanding applications as CAD CAM, Desktop Presentation, Graphic Design, Animation, 3D Modeling, and Multimedia Video. AMIGA 3000 QUALITY IS ALREADY ON YOUR DESK WITH FLICKERFIXER Compatibility: flickerFixer is plug compatible with the new Commodore 1950 Multiscan or any of the popular VGA or Multiscanning Monitors. It is also compatible with the Enhanced Chip Set and the new AmigaDOS 2.0. New Options: Genlock Compatibility allows simultaneous use with popular genlocks; Denise Extender Our DEB 2000 board allows you to install flickerFixer without using your video slot. Accolades include: Best of 1988 Award, Commodore Magazine; 1 Reader’s Choice Award, AMIGAWORLD. FlickerFixer is made in the USA and is FCC Class B approved. FlickerFixer fits into the Amiga video slot or the Microway Denise Extender, is fully compatible with all software, and does not modify the standard Amiga video signals. For more information, call Microway Sales at (508) 746-7341 or your Amiga Dealer. Micro Way... Respected throughout the industry for high quality engineering, service and technical support World Leader in Amiga Graphic Enhancements
P. O. Box 79, Kingston, MA 02364 USA (508) 746-7341 USA FAX (508) 746-4678 32 High St., Kingston-Upon-Thames, U.K., 081-541-5466 flickerFixer and MicroWay are trademarks of MicroWay, Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore. * Preinitialized NewScreen & NewWindow Structures * struct NewScreen NewCustScr = o,o, * LeftEdge (always=0},TopEdge * 320,200,3, * Width, Height, Depth * 0,1, * DetailPen and BlockPen * SPRITES, * special display modes * CUSTOMSCREEN, * Screen Type * & StdFont, * Pointer to Custom font* NULL, * Pointer to title text * NULL, * Pointer to Screen Gadgets * NULL, * Pointer to CustomBitMap * struct NewWindow NewWdw = I 0,0, * Left Edge, Top Edge * 320,200, I* Width, Height * 0,1, * Block Pen, Detail Pen * MOUSEBUTTONS i RAWKEY , * set IDCMP flags to for mouse £ key events * SMART_REFRESH 1 ACTIVATE | GIMME2EROZERO , * Window Flags * NULL, * Pointer to First Gadget * NULL, * Pointer to Check Mark image * NULL, * Window Title * NULL, * Pointer to Screen structure * NULL, * Pointer to custom Bit Map * o •w o * Minimum Width, Height * 0,0, * Maximum Width, Height * CUSTOMSCREEN * Type of Screen it resides on * * ***** Program Begins Here ***** * VOID main () ( initialize () ; * open libraries, screen, window and set colors * showModesO; * draw text and dashed lines * WaitPort = Wdw->UserPort); * wait for a mouse button or key press * cleanExit(0) ; * close window, screen, libraries, and exit * ) * **** initialization function: Open the Intuition
* and Graphics libraries, open the custom screen and
* window, Set color registers for screen ***** * VOID initialize() = * Open the Intuition and Graphics libraries.
* If 0 is returned, libraries aren't available. * Intuition3ase = (struct IntuitionBase *) OpenLibrary("intuition.library”, LIBRARY_VERSION}; if (IntuitionBase == NULL) cleanExit(100); GfxBase = (struct GfxBase *) OpenLibrary("graphics.library", LIBRARY_VERSION}; if (GfxBase ==* NULL) cleanExit (200) ; * Open the Screen and Windows. If 0 is returned,
* they weren't opened. * if ((NewWdw.Screen = CustScr = (struct Screen *)CpenScreen(&NewCustScr)) == NULL) cleanExit(300); if ((Wdw = = struct Window *)OpenWindow(SNewWdw)) == NULL) cleanExit(400); * find the viewport and load color registers * WVP = (struct Viewport *)ViewportAddress(Wdw); LoadRGB4(WVP,Scolormap, 8); *load new colors * } * ***** Show drawing modes: Print text and draw
* dotted lines in each of the drawing modes ***** * VOID showModesO int block,row, y, mode; static char *textmsg[] = "This is JAM1 MODE", "This is INVERSE JAMl", "This is JAM2 MODE", "This is INVERSE JAM2M, "This is COMPLEMENT MODE", "This is INVERSE COMP"}; SetAPen (Rp,3); RectFill(Rp,92,13,262,133); SetDrPt (Rp,OxFFOO); SetAPen (Rp,l); SetBPen (Rp,2); for(block=0;block 3;block++) ( for(row=0;row 2;row++) = y=(((block+1)*4)+row)*8; mode = block + (4*row); Move(Rp,24,y); SetDrMd (Rp,mode); Listing 2. The same demo programmed In Amiga Basic. 'set colors to red and green COLOR 1, GOSUB Initialize: 'Open libraries £ set up screen showModes: LINE (92,13)- STEP (170,120),3,bf 'draw blue box for contrast PATTERN &HFF00 'striped pattern 'for 3 blocks FOR Block = 0 TO 2 FOR Row = 0 TO 1 'with 2 lines in each block v= = (Block + 1) * 4)+Row LOCATE y,4 'Position for PRINT Mode = 31ock + (4 * Row) CALL SetDrMdS (WINDOW(8),Mode) 'Set drawing PRINT "This is ";Mode$ (2*31ock + Row) moae 'Print text in this mode LINE (219,y*8-4)- STEP (85,0) 'Draw line in this mode NEXT Row NEXT 31ock SLEEP:SLEEP 'Wait for mouse click or key press 'yellow--complement of blue 'black--comolement of white McdeS (0)="JAM1 MODE" ModeS(1)="INVERSE JAM1" Mode$ (2)="JAM2 MODE" ModeS(3)="INVERSE JAM2" ModeS (4)“"COMPLEMENT MODE ModeS (5)="INVERSE COM?" PALETTE 4, I,1,0 PALETTE 7,0,0,0 RETURN Text (Rp, textmsg [2 *block-f row], cleanExit: WINDOW CLOSE 2 SCREEN CLOSE 1 LIBRARY CLOSE END strlen (textmsg[2*block+row])); Move(Rp,219,y-4); 'Close Window 'Close Screen 'Close Libraries Draw(Rp, 304, y-4) ; 1 Initiali ze: LIBRARY "graphics.library" 'Open graphics library * ***** Exit after cleaning up; Close the custom
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P. O.W. ___2395 PAT THUNDERBOLT----2995 PACLAND ... ..._„_2545 PACMAMA _2595 PAPERBOY __ 32 41 COMPUTES 1ST BK AMIGA_ COMPUTES 2ND BKAUiGA ... COMPUTES AMG PRG GUD ..... COMPUTES AMIGA APPLIC _ COMPUTES BEGINNER CD COMPUTES DOS REF __ 1595 15 95 16 95 1745 1595 16 95 COMPUTES INSIDE AUIGA 17 95 NEW BOOKS 683 ATTK SUB SURVIVAL_ DUNGEON MASTER MAPS * .... LEISURE LARRY STORY __ MAPPING THE AMIGA___ TURN AND BURN -__ _ .9 95 595 12.95 13 96 _ 11 95 COMPUTES KIDS i AMIGA COMPUTES MACHINE LANG DESKTOP VIDEO _ 1395 IB 95 .1245 _ 9 45 . 4 95 DRAGONS OF FLAME CLBK EUTEHEIFBOOK MAGAZINES AMAZING COMPUTE GUIDE ...595 PIPE CREAM . PLATOON PLUTOS _ POCOMAH 2795 2921 13 AS 1595 2295 2395 2595 22 95 1995 32 86 19 95 21 95 _ 2235 22 35 _. 25 95 79 35 _ 17 95 29 95 SHADOW OF THE BEAST-- 24 95 SHOOT EM UP CONSTRUC 13 95 SIDE ARMS ___25.95 SIDESHOW __ 13.95 SKY BUSTER _1995 SKYFQll-2795 SNOOPY ___299$ SOLDIER 23CO . 2495 SOLDIER OF UGHT ...3249 SPACE ACE .3395 SPACE CUTTER -1995 SPACE HARRIER _3249 SPACE HARRIER II .24 95 POWERSTYX _ PUFFYS SAGA PURSUIT TO EARTH ax OUADP ALIEN QUARTZ...... RAIDER ...... RAMBO *1 RENEGADE _ FOC* CANCER DOS ROAD RAIDERS ROBOCOP ROCKFORD ------ SCRAMBLE SPIRITS . 1*95 .. 32 49 ... 34 95 „ 34 95 TV SPORTS FOOTBALL 69 STATS . 9 95 14 95 2995 TURBO OUTRUN TV SPORTS BASKETBALL TV SPORTS FOOTBALL 588 ATTACK SUB ---------------- 37-49 AQUANAUT 2595 ARCHIPELAGOS ----- 2195 AUTOOUEL------ 2595 BATTLE TANK BARBAROSS ...... 3795 BEVERLT HILLS COP ------- 3749 3LOCKOUT 28 95 BLUE ANGEL 69 . 2095 BREACH 2_ 25 49 BODOKAN 2595 EIFFALO BILL S RODEO 32.49 BUTCHER HILL .....-.....-..... 2595 CARDIAC ARREST! ___ 45 95 CHAMBER OF SC1MUTANT 3143 ChRQnO GUEST II 29 49 COMBAT COURSE ... 2595 DAY OF THE VIPER . 29 95 DESTROYER ... 7595 DRAGON FORCE ___ 34 95 DRAGONS BREATH 31*5 WINTER GAUE WORLD CLASS GOLF--- WORLD GAMES .... 15.95 WORLD SNOOKER S OTHER 18.95 WORLD TOUR GCCF__27.95 ZANY GOLF . .. 1395 STRATEGY ANNALS OF ROME
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This avoids the time-consuming process of constantly making a complete backup of the hard drive, as I already have a master backup! Although some people may favor doing a complete daily backup, 1 would rather spend my time working on the system rather than waiting for a backup to finish. As a working example, I have organized my 20MB hard drive, The Vault from Progressive Peripherals, as follows: I have two word processors, WordPerfect (plus WordPerfect Library) and Transcript, in a drawer labeled “Write.” My database, Professional Data Retrieve, is in a drawer called “PDR.” Grouped in a drawer named “Science” are a number of related science programs consisting of Distant Suns, MathAMation, Doug's Math Aquarium, and Elements (a shareware program displaying the elemental periodic chart). A “Utilities” drawer holds tele- c o in m u n i c a t i o n s s o ft w are, along with DiskMaster and Disk Mechanic. The “Aztec” drawer contains my Aztec 5.0 C Compiler, while “CanDo” holds the multimedia-authoring system of the same name. As you can see, the choice of where to place programs is up to the user but the principle of efficient organization remains the same. Because some of these programs are stored together in a single drawer, it is necessary to make extra drawers to hold these files. The easiest method is to single click on an empty drawer, select Duplicate and then Rename from the Workbench menu, and type in the drawer’s new name. DiskMaster (S49.95, Progressive Peripherals), contained in my Utilities drawer, comes in very handy when you are working with a hard drive. T he program handles bulk file management which can become confusing when you are dealing with a lot of deeply embedded subdirectories. Because of its simple point-and-click interface, DiskMaster lets you master Soo» Cnrrtno,ff tfMKD at SIKHICCWG* COPrtWMT 1OTO VML VUSJ. X™m* soo : : ;;; ¦•: r .: •• ©i»$ ji ¦ • ., . 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P. O. Box 5100 Carrollton, TX 75011 (JSA ©1990. AE Research. Inc All rights reserved. Prices subject to change without notice. Brand and product names are registered trademarks of their respecliie holders move easily around directories and subdirectories to create new directories and subdirectories when you choose files for deleting, copying, moving, and re- are working on complex projects again without the naming. The program also makes it quite simple to bother of having to enter the CLI or Shell. Although complete backups of your hard drive on a daily basis may be superfluous if you have your directories organized properly, the importance of the right kind of backing-up procedures cannot be overemphasized. 1 learned the hard lesson of having a current backup of software on my hard drive w hen it crashed for the first time. If you haven’t experienced a crash before, take it from me it is definitely bad news! A hard drive has one or more platters that spin at a high rate, and the drive heads float above these platters while reading the information from them. A head crash occurs when the drive heads actually touch the rotating disks, physically damaging them and corrupting any data stored at the point of contact. A head crash can occur if the hard drive
• is jolted or dropped during operation;
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• experiences controller failure. Because programs and data occupy more than a single sector, a bad sector may have more of a disastrous effect than you might think especially in a database or spreadsheet, where every bit of data is critical. Also, if a program has code stored on a bad sector, the program might not load at all, may give erroneous results in calculations, or might even crash your system. Not an entertaining prospect, to be sure. Back-up Programs Back-to-Back There are a number of trustworthy back-up programs available, both commercially and in the public domain. Two that I use are Double Back on the previously mentioned Disk Mechanic (S89.95, Lake Forrest Logic) and Superback (S79.95, The Disc Company). Both work with easy point-and-click interfaces, and each lets you back up the complete hard drive or only those files that have changed since the last backup. Double Back, however, allows you to use more than one disk drive, while Superback sends files only to dfD:. Both programs automatically format the disks holding the backed-up files. The recendv updated Quarterback (S69.95, Central Coast) also provides good back-up protection. Version 4.0 ($ 10 upgrade price to current Quarterback owners) adds a number of new features, including a Print Catalog for creating archive reports after backups, a new “Slow” back-up mode for Ami- gas that can't handle fast backups, and several enhancements to the archive restoration report function. It should be pointed out that neither Superback nor Double Back compresses the hard-drive data to save disk space. A complete backup of my 20MB hard drive (which is almost full with only 700,000K free) requires some 24 disks. Double Back does back up floppy disks, while Superback does not. Of the two programs, I prefer Double Back, primarily because of the added benefit of getting other useful Disk Mechanic programs all for the same price. In any event, whichever utility you use, it is crucial to have a reliable backup of your software, because if you do have a crash, you will need to reformat your hard drive and reinstall your software. After my first head crash, it took five hours to reinstall all my software, plus a couple of days to test all the programs and to make the correct additions to my startup- sequence. If you choose to make do without a backup, save the s:startup-sequence (an ASCII file) to a floppy disk; this will save you a lot of time figuring out assignments and paths your programs may require if you need to reinstall your software after a crash. How often should you back up your hard drive? I have two complete backups. Some may question, Why tw'o backups isn’t that a waste of disks? My first backup has all the programs I install on the hard drive initially, while the second is employed after I run an optimizer on the hard drive to enhance its performance (see section 3 below'). If the hard drive goes down wrhile you are working on it with the optimizer (which can happen if you run out of memory during optimization or if a power outage occurs), you can reinstall the original backup and try again. Never work on a hard drive with software tools without a current backup of the installed software. After you back up the complete hard drive, your back-up procedures for data generated in your programs should he much easier. As I keep separate subdirectories for data, a w'eekly backup of those subdirectories suffices. Why? The main software installed on the hard drive rarely changes (except when ? KOEI.. .We Supply The Past, You Make The History
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B. A.D. can use a Workbench interface (by which you select the drive to optimize and then start the process by clicking on a gadget) or, if you wish, can employ the CLI (where you specify the drive to optimize in the command line). Either B.A.D. or Tune Up could easily become indispensable to hard-drive owners, although I prefer the latter simply because of the other useful Disk Mechanic utilities (such as Double Back) included in the one package. In either case, be prepared to spend some time optimizing your hard drive. It takes over four hours to complete the job on a 20MB drive the first time through but only a little over an hour for subsequent procedures. It does, of course, take much longer with larger drives, which makes it even more compelling to optimize on a regular basis. Neither program allows selection of only one physical area of the drive for optimization, although Tune Up’s gadgets do let you process the complete directory tree or individual directories of the hard drive. I I T-.-T I ] *« «* i »i »»V» i» «j* i | » p * * i b »I y 1 1 d**1 ¦ 111 > tl1 b I » rvpiu«L ¦ »11T ¦ t j , To Err Is Human, To Verify Is Divine! Despite all the careful organization, back-up procedures, and optimization, there are still pitfalls awaiting the hard-drive user. Locating disk errors can be a tricky process. T hree programs that can help you here are Dunlap Utilities’ ($ 79.95, Progressive Peripherals) Verify- disk program, Disk Mechanic’s Markbad, and the Doctor Ami ($ 49.95, Free Spirit) program, Drive Doctor. .Ml of these programs will find errors on either floppies or a hard drive, even mapping the bad sectors out of the hard-drive availability list so that no programs are stored in these bad sectors. .Any hard drive can pick up errors over time, and these programs will save you the trouble of reformatting (at low or high level) your drive when you get too many program errors for effective operation. A low-level format wipes out all program information on the hard disk, and it takes more time than a high-level format (which is executed with the Amiga DOS Format command). A program that can find and remove bad sectors is a real time-saver. The Genie™ service lets you BwljjlMlil iUvQ = My4* f MM Arid have a major credit card or your take your best shots without shooting checking account number ready. For I unlroi I'ljftiM Dpliont *»tup f ari.nimoi Hurry, special sign up offer is only good for 60 days. Your budget. That’s because our" information in die U.S. or Canada, non-prime time rates are good and call 1-800-638-9636. Or twite low. In fact, it’s just $ 6 an hour for And with Genie signing up is as GE Information Services, 401 North 1200 baud access* easy as one, two, three. Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850. And that means more time for (1) Set your modem for local echo more fun and games. Exciting multi- (half duplex), 300 or 1200 baud. Player games like Air Warrior, Stellar (2) Dial 1-800-638-8369, When you jKjuM Emperor, Orb Wars and Gemstone. Are connected,just enter HHH. Where you can test your skills against (3) At the U -prompt simply enter --- some of the best garnets in the world. XTX99571, Genie then RETURN. We bring good things to life.
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* ** r % cu ar-» J a | r % a ! O c? Most large Amiga programs are made up of many smaller programs called overlays, which are loaded in as needed by the program. A good example of a program that uses overlays is WordPerfect, whose spelling checker is loaded into memory whenever needed and then removed when no longer required, freeing up memory for other system uses. Such overlays can be stored in RAM, making the information quickly available without the need to access either a 1 loppy or hard drive. 3ZHZ3 For disk-caching software, I use the BlitzDisk program packaged with TxEd + (S79.95, MicroSmiths), which works with both floppy and hard drives. I have BlitzDisk installed in my startup-sequence as; BlitzDisk 250 alf.device NOCHIP Phis provides a value of 250 buffers for the hard drive, which uses approximately 125K of memory for caching information accessed previously from the hard drive. BlitzDisk lets you specify both the amount such as 250 buffers for the hard drive and the type of caching for each drive such as NOCHIP. (Choose NOCHIP il the cache RAM should only be Fast Memory, or use D1RONLY if you want only the directory information stored in the cache.) 3 1 '
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* ADD S4.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING (S10.00 CANADA MEXICO} Circle 83 on Reader Service card Tired of overstuffed disks? These file-compression programs will help you free up valuable storage space. For whatever reason (to conserve storage space, to upload to on-line services faster and save money, or to decompress downloaded files), you have made the decision to use a file-archiving program. Okay, but what do you do next? Your brother swears by ARC, his old standby, but the local BBS operator claims that other, newer contenders have long ago surpassed it. Which program should you use: ARC, ZOO, LHARC, or PKAZIP? Does one stand above the rest, or are you better off using a combination of compressors? If so, which should you use when? Four years ago, the de- cision was much easier; your only choice was ARC (available on Fred Fish disk 70 or as file 5666 in PeopleLink’s AmigaZone), which for the first time let .Amiga owners combine and compact one or many files into an archive. The summer of 1987 brought the first challengers: ZOO (Fred Fish disk 164, .AmigaZone file 12241) and PAK (AmigaZone file 8896). ZOO improves on ARC in having the ability to archive files hidden inside a directory and in providing better file compression (or so everyone thought at first see below for more on ZOO archive sizes), while PAK creates archives you can unravel by simply running them from the CLI as you would with normally executable programs. ZOO gained considerable acceptance (with ARC not far behind) until the giants of the MS-DOS archiving world, LHARC (AmigaZone file 19961) and PKZIP (PKAZIP on the Amiga; AmigaZone file 19805), carried their feud over into the .Amiga realm. The Proof Is in The Packing To help you sort out the choices, I tracked the big four's compression and decompression times and the sizes of their archives for six sets of files in RAM. For the ARC tests, I also recorded decompression times for PKWARE’s PKAX (AmigaZone file 13087), an unraveling utility for .arc files. I ran the tests twice first on a stock Amiga 2000, then on an A2000 with Commodore's A2630 card (with both the FASTROM and CACHE options enabled via SetCPU). The six file sets represent an average cross section of data: Communicator version 1.34 is a popular public-domain terminal program; Moria version 3.0 is a PD fantasy role-playing game; STEP INTO THE WORLD OF AMIGA Save 37% ? YES! I want to discover the full potential of this powerful machine. And save 37% off the cover price. Enter my one year subscription to AmigaWorld for the low price of $ 29.97. If I’m not satisfied at any time, I will receive a full refund no questions asked. ? Payment Enclosed ? Bill Me Name--- Address__ City-- State--Zip- Canada & Mexico S38.97, Foreign Surface S49.97. Foreign Airmail S84.97 (U.S. Funds drawn on U.S. Bank). Prepayment is required on foreign orders. 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Compression Speed and Size Comparison ARC 0.23 PKAX 1.0 ZOO 2.0 LHARC 1.1 PKAZIP 1.01 Compressed file format: .arc .zoo .Izh .zip Communicator v1.34 (original size 86359) Compressed Size 52363 47702 38241 37791 Compress 68000 t:06 :20 1:49 :56 68030 :14 :04 :20 :17 Decompress 68000 :37 ;12 :09 :36 :13 68030 :08 :03 :02 :07 :03 Morla v3.0 (original size 756300) Compressed Size N A 502071 404262 418547 Compress 68000 N A 2:59 15:56 11:54 68030 N A :37 2:54 1:47 Decompress 68000 N A 1:07 5:20 1:40 68030 N A :14 1:00 :17 TFL June ’89 (original size 295879) Compressed Size N A 143322 116928 114733 Compress 68000 N A :54 5:35 2:17 68030 N A :10 1:01 :30 Decompress 68000 N A :24 1:34 :32 68030 N A :05 :20 :07 Woodland II (original size 111814) 2 ¦ ••• * Compressed Size 103478 135584 102433 110371 Compress 68000 2:43 :49 2:15 1:20 68030 :33 :09 :27 :11 Decompress 68000 1:07 : 11 :04 1:27 :20 68030 :13 :03 :02 :15 :05 Twilight (original size 841662) Compressed Size 618601 616941 501076 525191 Compress 68000 15:26 3:25 13:20 7:03 68030 3:11 :38 2:42 2:29 Decompress 68000 7:02 1:12 1:05 6:00 1:41 68030 3:44 :12 :12 1:07 :44 Sonix-Progressive (original size 693887) , ' ' ’ Compressed Size N A 483861 370068 395513 Compress 68000 N A 5:25 15:15 7:01 68030 N A 1:02 2:53 2:25 Decompress 680G0 N A 2:57 6:44 3:25 68030 N A :38 1:19 1:12 V! K'' , -W* I > ¦> HE QUALITY Of W ON A nction P*f6«n2000 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103 Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103 Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 Circle 28 on Reader Service card ©1989 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Comodore Business Machines PeopleLink Fred Fish 800 524-0100 (voice) 1346 W. 10th Place 800 826-8855 (modem) Tempe, AZ 85281 - The biggest loser was ARC, which came in dead last on most of the tests. While it did compress the Woodland II picture almost as well as LHARC, it took slightly longer to do so. A Tight Decision TFL is the June ’89 edition of Chet Solace’s Amiga BBS listing called The Final List; Woodland II, from Louis Markoya, is a ray-traced, interlaced, HAM IFF graphic; Twilight is a Jim Robinson VideoScape 3D animation in Anim format; and Sonix-Progressive is Tony Solomon’s 90-minute Sonix music collection. Consult the accompanying chart for a comparison of the performance figures. File sizes are listed in bytes, and times are stated in min:sec format. ARC tests marked N A could not be completed, as the majority of files in the set had names that were longer than the 12-character MS-DOS standard to which .ARC conforms. A quick look at the numbers shows that, contrary to popular belief, LHARC does not always create the smallest archives. PKAZIP bested LHARC on Communicator and TFL. LHARC, however, usually wins on file sets containing graphics data (such as IFF files), beating PKAZIP by three to eight percent in these tests. PKAZIP’s MS-DOS heritage handicaps the program on file sets with graphics, because the PKZ1P family is tailored for the most common types of MS-DOS data files text and executable programs. PKAZIP also did not compress the Sonix-Progressive files as well as LHARC, because the set contains over 150 files (half of which are smaller than IK), and PKAZIP needs to add more header information (used for identification at decompression) to each file than does LHARC. On the other hand, PKAZIP creates archives twice as fast as LHARC, and it unravels them three times as fast. Tests did not uphold the myth that LHARC performs much better relative to PKAZIP on an accelerated .Amiga. The results here were inconclusive: While LHARC improved considerably on the 68030 .Amiga, closely approaching PKAZI P's speed for the Twilight and Sonix-Progressive files, it fell further behind in comparison to PKAZIP on the Moria archive. ZOO, of course, can create and unravel an archive more quickly than any other program. ZOO’s archive sizes, however, were usually 20 to 30 percent larger than those of LHARC. ZOO’s terrible reputation in connection with IFF pictures also showed up in the tests: ZOO created an archive 30 percent larger than the original Woodland II file! For compressing files, .ARC and ZOO obviously have been relegated to the shelf by LHARC and PKAZIP. PAK is still handy for BBS sysops, as it lets them upload compacted packages that can then be downloaded and expanded by anyone, whether or not they have a decompression program. Picking a clear winner between LHARC and PKAZIP, however, is more difFicult, because the issues to consider go beyond size versus speed. PKAZIP has other benefits on its side, such as adding 32-bit CRCs (Cyclic Redundancy Checks) to each file's header, thus providing greater data integrity. How much difference does this make? Keep in mind that one prominent Amiga developer recently banned the use of LHARC for in-house file transfers after finding that LHARC sometimes lost pieces of archived text files. More important for beginners, PKAZIP sports an Intuition interface, while LHARC uses a traditional command line. To decompress a .zip file, you simply point and click, but you must type LHARC x filename.lzh to unravel an .Izh file. The easiest to use, PKAZIP also has the best user support: PKWARE operates a BBS in Wisconsin. For the tinkerers and customizers, source code for LHARC is distributed free along with the program. PKAZIP is shareware (a S23 donation is requested) and more closely guarded; PKWARE does make the archive data formats for PKZIP PKAZ1P available, but does not include the source code with the program. Active uploaders be warned: Some boards police the use of certain compression formats. At this writing, Genie and CompuServe limit the use of .zip files, and BIX restricts both .zip and .lzh files. Fortunately, PeopleLink has no restrictions. Such limitations are not only premature, but can also discourage new users from telecommunications on the Amiga. For novices, clicking a few buttons on the PKAZIP screen is much easier than typing commands in the CLI. E-mail your sysop and demand the freedom to choose your archiving format. For users who want to compress files only to conserve space, and don’t care about speed and other factors, LHARC is the best choice. You will be doubly pleased with the results when storing mostly graphics. If you plan on doing a lot of downloading from networks and BBSs, I recommend keeping copies of all four programs in your C: directory. In that way, you can always decompress any interesting files you find, including any new archiving challengers that might come along. ¦ Graham Kinsey is a former product demonstrator for Commodore and has written extensively about public-domain software. Write to him at 830 Maguire Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043. If you ever wondered just how smart you were when you bought your Amiga, get Amigsfs isiorii AnigaVisitm Aathorins Systen Qj Learning To Dance MtMWM
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• Beam 23 Garfselc ....35 Power Sticks 24 Turbo ...17 Modula 2 ...179 Module 2 Debugger. 88 Power Windows 2.5 63 Shell ...... 45 Kara Anm fonts 2 32 Kara Headlines i or 2 53 Lon's Fonts 24 GeeBee Air Rally 28 Germm Wing 29 Genius 29 Power Struggle . ...29 Prison ...28 Pro Football Simulator.....27 Twilight Zone 29 »i*> Typhoon Thompson 28 Ultima III ..29 Award Maker Plus 34 Award Maker Sports Disk 20 Board Master 74 MapsPics .. 44 Masterpiece fonts 149 Media 1 inp Fnnte Bermuda Project .....31 Better Dead Than Alien . 23 Ki»! Revond Dark Castle 41 Gettysburg 42 Ghouls 8 Ghosts 29 ? Global Commander 27 Preset Neptune 27 Hi*l Pursuit to Earth 29 Qix .27 Ultima IV .39 Under Sea Commando 34 Uninvited ......31 Software From Hell 56 Source Level Debugger 82 ToolKit .35 Butcher 2.0 .. 25 Calligrapher 69 rVunir s rrpp ivicuifl ti'kv i - tv Microbot Design 24 h«i Pic-Magic .....65 B orne Commando .....28 Black Cauldron ...29 Grand Pnx Circuit ......30 Grand Pnx Master 34 Rnrlirnf! 3f]
* ¦¦1 Quartz .....36 Quest For Time Birds ...36 Queslron II 35 Universe III 35 Vampire s Empire .17
• Vette ...Call TxEd Plus - ..57 Ultra Card .. 37 W-SIHI 36 UJIItlV, JCHvI . - Comic Setter Data D sks ...25 Design 3D ...... 59 Digi-DrOid .. 74 n-tDigi-Mate III ..31 rixCiOCnpi ryiiis J .... j1* PixelScript Fonts 2, 3 or 4 47 PrxelScnpt Ornaments 47 PixelScript Sampler. . . .4? Planets 29 Black Magic ..27 Black Shadow .25
* -! Black Tiger 36 m «! Blades of Steel 32 Guerrilla War 31 Gunship . 37
* ••! Hardball 2 36 Harrier Combat . , ..35 Raider ......24 Rambo III .....27 Rampage ...... 27 Reach For The Stars 33 Vigilante ....29
* *«! Vmdex ......24 Virus ... 21 Vortex .....29 MUSIC ? Digi-Pamt 3.0 63 Digi-View Goitl 4 0 131 Elan Performer..... 43 Pro Font Library 54
* ¦•! Pro Page Outline Fonts 129 ¦tot Quick An ... 27 Blitakne Ardennes 42 Blood Money 28
* ••! Blood Wych Data Disk 18 »'»'Heat Wave . 33 HeilRaiser 35
* ! Hero’s Quest 42 Realm of the Trolls ....37 Realm of the Warlock 25 Reaper .. 35 Red Heat ..39 Peel Fish'n ... .... 32 Renegade ..23
* r-!Rennaisance ..27 Vulcan --------- 29 War In Middle Earth 35 m*! Warhead .35 AMAS ...... 135
• Amiga Sings 12 Audio Master 2.0 63 ihft t Pm**; iQQ Fancy 3-D Fonts .. 55 Font-Works ......67 Frame Grabber SW .....74 Interchange 40 ¦-’Sex Fonts .26 Starships 2050 ......30 »i-i Story Eook Capitals. 36 Studio Fonts 32 Blood Wych 36
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* i«! Blue Angels ... . .36 Eobo 24 Heroes of the Lance ..... 29 High Steel ...23 »>¦’ Hockey League Simulator. .31 Hole in One Courses...... 15 v a now cu Wayne Gretzky Hockey . .. 34 m*!Wel!tris . 29 Where Sleeping Gods Lie...35
* >*!Bars A Pipes Music Box.. 45
* «r Bars & Pipes Internals Sound Kit ..45 Interchange Object .. .15 InlerFont . . B2 Subheads ....55 ¦ ! SuoerClins 22 Ni*t Boing the Game ...31 Bomb Busters 23 Hole In One ... 25 Hollywood Poker ......25 Return To Atlantis .19 Revenge ot Delender ..27 While Death ...39 Mt-t Wild Streets ...33 Hr-t Bars A Pipes Rules for Tools ..45
* Modeler 3D 59 A Vfrrmant Rpainn*. 2 Bombuzal 29 Holmes . 37 Rick Dangerous ..37 Willow ......28 Dr T Patch Editors .. Call Opticks .... Call
• World Symbol Library. 34 E reach 2 34 Hometown USA .29 Ringside 23 WindWalker .....31 Drum Studio . 35 PageRender3D 103 Photon Paint II 99 Zuma Fonts 25 BUSINESS Advantage 129 Breach Scenario 19 Breach 29 HoneyMooners 29 Hostage 30 Road Raider ...27 Robo-Cop ... 36 Wo id pie * .. 25 World Championship Boxing ...31 Dynamic Drums ..... 59 Dynamic Studio. 144 Photon Paint Expansion 23 finds nf the RqSiqI 31
* •1 Hot Rod 35 Rock Challenge 27 Fat Sounds __ 46 ¦•• Photcn Video EDLP Call Pixmate 54 Bridge 5 0 27 Bubble Ghost 29
* «' Hoyles Book of Games 28 Human Killing Machine 28 Rocket Ranger ..33 Roger Rabbit 31 World Class Course Disk 15 World Class Leader Brd 29 World Of Flight 103
* »*! Fun Keys 28 KCS .. 177 Print Master An Gallery 1 or 2 20 Pnnt Master Fantasy 22 Print Mastr Fonts Borders. 24 Buffalo Bill ...35 Hybns . 25 Roll Out ..27 KCS Level II ... 239 fiudgeieer . 34 Critic'S Choice 178 Desktop Budget ....43 tacy I aHnpr tQQ
* •• Calculation 25 California Games 29 Capone 28
* «'Hy perforce .35 I Ludicrous ....25 Indiana Jones (Doom). 28
* «» Roller Coaster Rumble j0 Romance of 3 Kingdoms... 45 Romantic Encounters 29 ? VIC World Snooker Billiards ...22 World Trophy Soccer ...23 Xenon II ...39 »..! KCS Level 3 . Call M ....149
* f*i MasterSound ....5*1 Print Master Plus 33 Scan lab .Call Sculpt 3D-XL ___ 130 Sculp|-Animaie4D 399 Scutpi-Arimate4D Jr Call Turbo Silver Terrain Disk .22 Lgjj L.uytt ... 1 J J Investor s Advantage ...79 Money Mentor ...Call Nimbus 1.0 (New Version) 99 Capta.n Blood.....53
C. ‘pt3m 'Zi 21 Carnet Command 33 Casmc Fever .25 Infestation .29 Insanity Fight 29 International Soccer... .. 28
* i*i Iron Trackers .. ......31 Hvr Hoflfla .... ..... oi Santa Paravia ...22 Scary Mutants ..27 Scenery Disk 7 or 11 ...18 Aenop luuc ..jo Zany Got 1 .. 19 Zero Gravity ....21 Zoom 20 Master Tracks Pro ...259 m i MIDI Ouest ..179 MIDI Recording Studio 49 Midi Magic ..... 98 PH ASA H 4 0 . 61 Proieci Master 130 Publisher's Choice 139 Centerfold Squares 24
* ?•' Chariots of Wrath. 27 rhn»r.n t Ol
* »'J Nicklaus Couse Disk 2 ..18 J Nicklaus Golf ...37 Japan Scenery 20 Jaws 29 Jetsons 29 Jet ....35 »>•’ Jigsaw Puzzlemama ....25 Jinks .....21 Joan cf Arc ......31 Joker Poker ......33 Journey . . . 34 Scenery Disk 9 ..20
* «*!Sea Haven Towers------- 25 EDUCATION Adv ol Sinbad ......35 Aesop's Fable (Unicorn) 33 Aesops Fable (Hilton) 19 All About America ......42 Animal Kingdom ...35 Arabian Nights 35 At The Zoo .... 31
* r*' Music Modules Starter 36 Music Mouse 49 luiuu Oliver ..... Turbo Silver Conversion 15 Turbo Silver Video. 30 VidGen .. .99 Videoscape 3D 2.0 122
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• Wrap Session ___59 Securities Analyst.. 56 Service industry Accounting 274 Take Srcck . 34 Tax Ereak (1989) ..57 The Accountant ..169 The Works' Platinum 199 m»»i Top Form II .. 62 tnaron £+ Chessmaster 2000 ..... 30
* ¦• Chinese Karate 31 Chrono Quest 34 Circus Attractions 29
* » C!own-0-Mania ..23 Colorado ......36 Colossus Chess 27 Combsl Course 27 Se* Vixens From Space 29 Shadow ot the Beast ..34 Shadowgate .....33
* »•! Sherman M-4 36
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* .*Synlhia2 .. 89 Synthia Professional 280 Texture 102 The Copyist Fro 149 UTILITIES Animator Apprentice 225 Ammotion ....67 Broadcast Titter 199 Caiigari Consumer ....185 m-'Gredit Text Scroller.....30 Digi-Works 3D 90 Kind Words 2.0 ......74 Micro Text .... 25 Page Setter II..... ...... 79 PageStream ..129 PageStream Fonts (each) 27 Hi- PageStream Fonts (Mag U3TS ..... cl nix' Crossbow William Tell ___31 Crossword Creator .....35 Crystal Quest ....36 Cyber Complex ...25 N t Cycles 29 D R A G.O.N Force......36 W L35 ¥CUJ5 ..I 3
* i» Laser Squad ...31 Last Duel ......23 LaslInca 28 Leathernecks ...29 LED Storm .... 29 Legend of D|el 35 Snake Pit ..24 Nwi Snoopy ....36 N**! Soccer Match ...27 Nv-: Soldier 2000 .....36 Nf*i Soldier ot Light ..36 Solitaire Royalc .22 Mi*i Easy Grade .....4? First Letters and Words......29 First Shapes ...29 Fraction Action ..33 Grade Manager ...69 Intellitype -......19 AM AX ......129 Ami Alignment ...37 Amiga DOS Toolbox ....40 Amiga Tricks & Tips ...17 Ami Kit ...29 BAD ...34
* «!CanDo' 99 uirecior ho Director Toolkit 28 Director Video Tutorial 31 Easy Titter ... 34 Fantavision ....39 Invision Plus 199 in.cy-a ......t-M
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* !•' Danus .. 36
* i« Dark Century 32 DataStorm .27
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* «! Leisure Suit Larry III 44 Licence to Kill ..29 Uesure Suit Larry 11 ....34 Lombard Rally .29 Sorcerer Lord .28 Space Ace ....39 Space Cutler .20 Space Hamer 2 ...35 Space Hamer...... . 35 Space Racer .....21 Jigsaw ..... 29 Kinderama .....33 Learning Curve 55 Linkword Languages .24 Little Red Hen ..19 Logic Master 36 CLImate ..- ....25 Color Commander .....21 Cross DOS ......25 Des Cartes ....24 Disk 2 Disk (New Version) 37 Lignts camera Action oo Movie Setter . ,68 Movie Setter Data Disks 2-1 PageFlipper F7X ......101 Photon Vid Cei An mator 108 Photon Vid Transporter . 215 Pro Video Gold ..199 Pro Video Gold Forts (ea) .77
• .¦•'Pro Video Post ..219 'Scene Generator 29
• Show Maker . .....Call ' Super Prompt 399 ProScript ...... 33 ProText ... 139 ProWrite .75 Reason ......279
* «'Scanr.ery ..174 Scribble* Platinum 99 Transcript ......47 WordPerfect (Updated') .179 COMMUNICATION Deep Space ......21
* -! Defenders of the Earth 36 Deja Vu II .33 Denans 28 Detonator ..28 Devonatre .....34 Distant Armies 31 Dive Bomber 37 Dominator ..29 Dominoes ..18
* ¦ Double Dragon It 31 Lost Dutchman Mine 35 ¦v-f Magic Candle 39 Magic Johnson Hoops (1MB) ......28 Major Motion . 27 Ni-'Manhunter 2 • New Yoik . 35
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* ••!Math Biater Plus ...36 Math Wizard...... ..35 Mathamalion 59 Nutri Fax 43 Opposites Attract ..... .31 Read 8 Rhyme ...33 Read-A-Rama .33 Recipe Fax 28
* >• Talkirg Storybook (each) ...24 ui>K f. let nan ic uu DiskMaster .....40 Dos 2 Dos ......37 Dougs Library Disk ....11 Dougs Math Aquarium 59
n. -i D U D E ...35 Dunlap Utilities .55 Express Copy . 31 EZ Backup .... 36 FACCII .... 25 if! Fat Tracks . 39 Fimilv Trpp *U Title Page ......129 Kf*' TV Graphics ...36 TV'Show 74 TV Text Professional 112 Video Emects 3D 142 Video Titler vl 1 ..99 VIVA! 140 2oetrope .... 92 CAD m-3D Professional 299 A Cad ..145 Draw 2000 ..... ..... 149 Home Builder's Cad . 139 A-Talk III (New Version) 70 BaudBandir 35 BBS-PC ... 105 Online! Platinum ......66 Skyline .99 Tele Tutor 21 GAMES 3D Pool ...... 27 4th & Inches .30 AB Zoo..... 28 Action Fighter .... 28 »«¦'After The War 36 Dr Dooms Revenge 31 Dragon Spirit ...31 Dragon's Lair II 47 Dragon's Lair ...38 Oragonscape ...31
* f' Drakkhen 41 Dream Zone ....31 Dungeon Masfer Asst.....24
* •• Dungeon Master Editor 24 Dungeon Master Hint Oisk. 15 Dungeon Master .. --------29 Dungeon Ouest 34
* -'Dytar07 ......29 Eliminator ...23
* •• Emperor of the Mines 37
* -'Enunaator 17 i - Microleagufi Wrestling......29 ¦« Midwinter .35
• Might i Magik It 46 Millenium 2 2 ....37 Mind Roll .22 Mission ConBat ......35 Moebius .38 Momentum Check .....25 mhRMTB: Barbarossa ....46
* 1-' MTB Central Germany 45 m«! New York Warriors ......35 New Zealand Story .....36 Night Hunter.....29 NightDawn 25 Ninja Mission 18 North A South .34 v>tC3l3f UUS33? ... . *31 Stock Market Game .....19 Story So Far 29 Street Fighter .29 Strtder ...29 Strip Poker Data (each). 15 Strip Poker II ...28 h»*i Stryx .23 Stunt Car Racer ...34 Sub Battle ......34 Super Scramble ...29 Sword of Sodan ...34 Synapse ,.24 TACL 74
* ¦¦' Table Tennis ...28 Tale Spin ...37 Three Bears ....22 Three Little Pigs 19 Trip (w,'Atlas) ...35 Ugly Duckling 22 «>"' Where in Europe .35 Where In The USA .....35 Where In The World......30 Word Master ..35 DATA BASF
* *•'03 Man V ...199 Data Ret neve . 59 DataRctrieve Prof ___ 189 Mt)ilQd6.x 35 Home Inv Manager ... 27 Nf'Lottery Professional..... 31 Mac To Dos ..92 Mastering CLI ..29 MicroLawyer . 42 Nargen Genealogy .....71 Palette Printer .25 PixelScript 104 Project D (New Version) 37 ? Quarterback 47 Raw Copy (Latest!) ...37 Stuffit . 28 SuperBack 54 T Shell . . 34 Tarot Master 21 Home Builder's Choice 55
* -r Home Builder s Library 34
* ••¦ Home Builder's Print ..79 IntroCAD ...63
* HntroCADPlus ...94
* i»'Professional Draw 2 0 129 Structured Clip An 35 kna'dlTra n&eiArt WQ ».« Afterburner . 33 Anbal ...28 Airborne Ranger .35 Alien Legion .....35 Alien Syndrome .28 All Dogs Go To Heaven 35
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But while previous columns explored Transparency settings and brush wraps as “automatic” ways of painting objects highlighted by apparent light sources, this time we will look at a simple method of laying in more dramatic shadows by hand in order to defme shape and volume. Casting the First Stone(S) For the illustration accompanying this column, I was tempted to use a more complex painting, but decided that a simplified demonstration painting would better clarify the technique. Rocks are a great subject for experimenting with shadows. If you do not live near a rocky landscape, gather stones from a road or chunks of cement from an empty lot. Arrange these on your desk in different compositions and put a strong light on the display. Observe the shadows of the stones on the surface as you change the direction of the light. As an exercise, I once placed nine beach stones on a sunny shelf, rearranged them every morning for a month, and did a drawing of each new arrangement. Those thirty drawings gave me some of my most valuable insights into light and shadow. Stones are so varied in shape that a beginning artist with poor rendering skills can be free to focus on particular considerations such as light and shadow. If you feel frustrated trying to paint portraits, take a break and try stones awhile. I painted the “Rocks” illustration with a very limited set of tools and the default palette doing the base painting in the Range mode and all the shadows in the Darken mode. To provide a background for the stones, first paint sky and ground. The sky is a Range of light blue at one end and brown at the other. Random dither provides a nice blending of colors. Set the left and right Transparency controls to the top, fully Opaque. Select the Horizontal Hotspot and slide it to the top of the Control window. Using the Filled Rectangle tool, drag out a box from the top of the screen to a horizon line and let it fill. Keep your horizon fairly low on the page for pleasing pictures. Repeat the procedure for the ground with a new Range of colors. Notice the interesting effect of using brown at one end of the sky Range. The sky then harmonizes nicely with the earth colors. To paint the basic form of the rocks, set the left Range color to light gray and the right to dark gray. Select the Point Hotspot and slide it to the extreme upper-left corner of the Transparency window, indicating a light source from that direction. Leave the Transparency sliders at the full Opaque setting and select the Filled Freehand tool from the Tools menu. You are then ready to paint some rocks. Learn to use keyboard shortcuts while you paint, such as the u key for Undo and the Escape key to toggle the menu on and off. Keeping your left hand on the keyboard and using keyboard commands as often as possible will allow you to concentrate on painting without the distraction of continually moving the cursor away from the painting to the menu area. Paint all the back rocks first so they look natural as the foreground rocks partially cover them. Keep the shapes simple and vary the sizes. Try to keep them attached to the ground, especially as you move toward the foreground. Do this by flattening the bottom of the rocks, making it seem as though they are partly buried. The line you draw for the hot- This simple but effective technique for painting with shadows in HAM mode will add dramatic depth and dimension to your images. 4 tom of the rock is actually the line of the ground surrounding it. Stepping Back into the Shadows Notice that the Range of light-to-dark gray already gives a slight sense of dimension to the rocks. It is a soft gradation of low contrast values across the surface. At this point, the rocks do not look very impressive, but the next phase will define form and add dimension. Select the Darken mode from the menu. In the Transparency controls, set the left Hotspot slider about one-third of the way down. Set the right Edge slider about two-thirds of the way down. Leave the Hotspot in the upper left to make the darkness of shadow most intense at that edge. Using these settings, paint the shadow of the rocks on the ground. Trace the edge of the rocks fairly carefully; then draw a simple irregular shadow extending away from the light source. Using Undo, experiment as much as you feel necessary to get a good shadow. This effect alone will make the stones seem more firmly fixed to the ground. Now comes the fun of shading the rocks themselves. Set the Hotspot close to the center of the red ball in the Transparency controls. This softens the edges of shadow areas just slightly, although you still want them crisp for this exercise, because the outline of each shadow will define the surface of the stone. In your mind, trace over this surface as you draw a shadow area in the Filled Freehand mode. This same technique would apply to portraits, where your imagination guides a shadow line around a cheekbone, over the cheek, and finally under the jaw to vanish. Imagine the same character of contours in the rock as you work. Keep your first shadows simple shapes, as in the example. Select a few areas of the painting where you want to push the space back into deeper shadow. Make second, and even third, shadows in these areas. Down in the corners of two or three of these darker shadows, you can create “optical darks” by making successively smaller shapes that darken the “corner” to near black, as you see in the illustration. Be sparing with optical darks; but including a few of them in a painting will make the space “pop." When you feel comfortable with shadows on simple rock shapes, pull some old artwork into Digi-Paint and try using this simple Darken technique to add depth and dramatize the forms. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply. AmigaWorld 59 info.phile Back to Basics Part 7 Our Amiga DOS experts wrap up their miniseries for new users with some final Shell commands. By Mark L. Van Name and Bill Catchings AT THE END of last month’s column, we promised to reveal the bigger story behind our simple trick for stopping a command’s output. This month, we make good on that promise, and show you a few of the most important Shell commands as well. When you type a space to halt a command’s output, what you are really doing is beginning a new command. The Shell halts the output of the current command so that you can see the one you are typing. This ability to enter one command while another is running is known as "type-ahead.” If you type an entire command and then press ENTER, the Shell finishes the command that was already running, and then immediately starts on the one you just entered. In some instances, you may change your mind about entering another command, If so, you can delete the characters you have already typed by using any of the command-line editing tricks we covered in the past few columns. When you delete the last character, the Shell recognizes that the command line is empty, and it gets on with the stalled command. This explains why the space delete trick presented last month works: The space bar stops the output as the Shell waits for a new command, and the Delete key removes that space, informing the Shell that you will not type a command after all. One nifty feature of the Shell’s type- ahead facility is that all the command-editing and history-buffer features are at your disposal while you are entering this next command. For example, hitting the Cursor Up key (t) while a command is running not only stops that command’s output, but also allows you to see the previous command in the history buffer. Changing Directories So far, we have concentrated on different techniques for entering and editing Shell commands in general. But what about the commands themselves? .Although we do not have room in this column to cover all of the Shell’s commands there are over 60 you can get by nicely knowing only a few. We have already mentioned the three commands that give you information about what is on your disks: INFO presents the name and amount of free space on every disk in your Amiga, while DIR and LIS I display information about the files in your current directory. To move to a different directory, you need a new command, CD (for Change Directory). CD is the Shell’s equivalent of opening a Workbench drawer. If you give it the name of the directory you want to enter, it puts you in that directory. For example, to enter the C directory, which holds the Shell commands, enter CD C (This assumes you’re in the top, or root, directory of your Workbench disk.) Doing a DIR or LIST now shows you the names of all the Shell commands. Like the drawers in Workbench, The Shell’s directories on a disk form a hierarchy. A directory can contain other directories, each of which can in turn contain further directories, and so on. The top of the heap is the root directory of each disk, the name of which is simph the name of the disk itself. The CD command gives you several ways to move around in this directory hierarchy. In its simplest form, as in the example above, it lets you enter any directory within the current directory. To move up one level in the hierarchy, use the slash ( ) special character. For example, to move into the S directory that is within the root directory, enter CD IS The moves you to the root directory, and then the S takes you into the S directory. You could also have done the same thing with two separate commands: CD CD S Another way to move to a directory is to jump directly there by entering that directory’s “full pathname.” A full pathname starts with a disk name and then lists every directory you must enter to reach your goal. I he slash separates the names of those directories. Thus, you ? 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For example, if your Workbench disk is currently in your Amiga’s internal drive (Shell name DF0:), you could get to S by typing CD DF0:S These variations on the CD command will work no matter how complex your directory structure. For example, the Workbench disk contains a directory named FONTS, which in turn contains a directory named RUBY. To enter RUBY from the S directory = where the last command put you) you could use any of these CD commands: CD WORKBENCH 1.3:FONTS RUBY or CD DF0:FONTS RUBY or CD FONTS RUBY or, taking the slow, one-step-at-a-time approach, even: CD CD FONTS CD RUBY Basic File Manipulations Once inside a directory, you can perform a number of basic and consistently useful operations on the files contained there. The simplest and easiest one is to run those files that are programs. Simply type the file’s name. You have already run programs, perhaps without knowing it, because every Shell command is ac- tually a small program. Another common operation is to see, or TYPE, the contents of a file. If you go back to the S directory and do a DIR, you will see several files, most of whose names include STARTUP. These files contain Shell commands that different parts of your .Amiga run when they start. To see what’s in the file SHELL- STARTUP, which the Shell runs every time you start it, enter: TYPE SHELL-STARTUP (To understand the commands in that file, you will have to do a little more research but let’s ignore them for now.) TYPE will work on any file, but you will be able to read its output only if the file contains plain text. Try TYPE on a program file, for example, and your screen will fill with garbage. Two fundamental file operations remain: copying and deleting the commands for which (COPY and DELETE, respectively) are certainly straightforward enough. To make a copy of the SHELL-STARTUP file, enter COPY SHELL-STARTUP TEMP The file named TEMP now contains the same text as SHELL-STARTUP. If you find it helpful in remembering which file the Shell is copying to which other file, you can add the optional word TO, as in COPY SHELL-STARTUP TO TEMP To delete the temporary file that you just created, enter DELETE TEMP Be very careful with this command, however, as its effects are final; once you delete a file, it’s gone. No Next Time With the information we have discussed in this “Back to Basics’’ series, you’re ready to take on the Shell and the rest of its commands. As always, the best way to learn how each command works is to read its description in the AmigaDOS manual and then play around with it. Be sure, of course, to restrict your experimenting to a copy of your Workbench disk; keep the untouched original in a safe place. If anything goes wrong, you can always pull out your original disk and start over. We won’t be be with you for the rest of that learning experience, however, because after 4 years and 39 columns, this is the last info.phile. 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Past frustrations have helped me evolve a programming style in which I construct programs to exit cleanly back to the system, no matter what caused the exit and whether the program ruli was partial or complete. A discipline as much as a style, its two cardinal rules are:
• Systematically track which resources have been allocated and systematically free them all.
• Always check for error conditions and react to them immediately. I The hardest part of following the discipline is being consistent, making sure that you always write the code as you are supposed to. Once you get into the rhythm of taking the required steps, however, it becomes natural, and you will automatically create robust, crash-free code. (While the examples here are in C, the concepts and style apply to all languages.) .As you will see, I am a proponent of keeping everything simple, even when it means doing things the long-winded, sale way rather than taking shortcuts. Pile easv-to-understand wav often translates into i the fat way, but the convenience, readability, and aesthetic completeness of coding “in long-hand” are, in my mind, well worth the small increase in code size and decrease in performance. You can always slim down the code during alpha testing. Under this simple, long-hand programming, my main programs typically look like this: VOID main ( ) = if (lnit()) DoMainTask(); C!oseEverything( ); } attempt to allocate system resources. If any one of the initializations fails, then Init( ) returns the BOOL value FALSE. If all of the initializations were successful. Then Init( ) returns TRUE. If Init = ) is successful, then we DoMainTask( ). Finally, in all cases, we CloseEverything( ) to close and free all things, returning allocated resources to the system. Main( ) is also a micro-example of the graceful exit discipline. In Init( ) and DoMainTask( ) we get the resources, and in GloseEverything( ) we give them all hack. In addition, the program abandons further execution as soon as it detects an error [don’t DoMainTask( ) if Init( ) fails]. Let’s look at some example Init( ) and CloseEverthing( ) routines: * Declare resource global variables to have NULL values * struct IntuitionBase IntuitionBase = NULL; struct Window *WorldWlndow = NULL; struct Remember *GlobalKey = NULL; BOOL lnit( ) * Returns TRUE if all Inits succeeded, else returns FALSE *! = BOOL retvalue; * Set to return FALSE until we're sure all is well * retvalue = FALSE; * Do initializations. If any one fails, goto DONE * if ((IntultlonBase = (struct IntuitionBase *) OpenLibrary = “intuition.library”,0)) = = NULL) = printt(‘‘error: couldn't open intuition libraryyi1'); goto DONE; } !* Another example of an init (routine defined below) * if (NOT AllocBuffers()) goto DONE; * All inlts were performed successfully, so return TRUE *1 retvalue = TRUE; DONE: return(retvalue); } CloseEverything( ) I* Checks which system resources were allocated and
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* any other Intuition-specific resources? * If (WorldWlndow) = CloseWindow = WorldWindow); WorldWlndow = NULL; } FreeRemember(&GlobalKey, TRUE); CloseUbrary(lntuitionBase); IntuitionBase = NULL; I } As the example shows, you can use global variables as indicators to track which resources have been allocated. You start by explicitly initializing your system- resource global variables with NULL values. Variables declared in this way will have non-NULL values onlv if system resources have been allocated. By detecting whether the value is non-NULL, you can determine whether a resource needs to be freed. Consider the IntuitionBase variable in the above example. If IntuitionBase is NULL, then the library was never opened, and the Intuition-specific resources can be ignored. If IntuitionBase is non-NULL, then the library was opened successfully, so you must close it. In addition, you should check the Intuition-specific variables for non-NULL values, and, if some are found, you must free their resources, too. Notice that I set my global variables back to NULL after 1 freed the resources associated with them. If you’re sure that your program will never do anything else after you call CloseEverything( ), then this is unnecessary. I’m never sure, however, that I'll remember tomorrow the things I promised myself today. Tomorrow I may accidentally call CloseEverv- thing( ) more than once when exiting, or I may think to use CloseEverything( ) to effect a cold restart of the program. So, choosing to do things the fat, safe way, I reset the variables to NULL. Tracking resources this way is part of the rhythm of this graceful exit style. I follow this rhythm, always following the rules the same way, and it always works. The philosophy for error handling is: Always detect and report error conditions, and no matter how deeply nested your routines become, always leave yourself a clear exit path where no more program logic will be executed should a fatal error be encountered. There are low-level routines that check for errors in the system (couldn’t open a given file, couldn’t allocate memory) and higher-level routines that check whether the low-level routines failed. Low-level routines always return a value that indicates success or failure (BOOL routines would return TRUE or FALSE, while a memory-allocation routine would return a valid memory pointer or NULL). When a low- level routine finds an error, it prints an error message and returns a failure result. Higher-level routines may themselves return a value that indicates success or failure, or they may simply cease execution and return as soon as an error occurs. The higher-level routines usually don’t print an error message. For example, a general-purpose memory-allocation routine could be written to print an error message on failure as below: * These resource global variables are NULL unless
* their associated buffers have been allocated. * UBYTE “BuflPtr = NULL; UBYTE *Buf2Ptr = NULL; UBYTE *XAI!ocMem(size, types) LONG size, types; * Tries to allocate specified mem, prints error message
* on failure, returns pointer to memory or NULL * = UBYTE *ptr; if ((ptr = AllocMem = size, types)) = = NULL) printf(“error: out of memory n"); return(ptr); } BOOL AIIocBuffers() I* If all buffers are allocated, returns TRUE, else FALSE * = BOOL retvalue; retvatue = FALSE; if ( = Buf1 Ptr = XAIIocMem = BUF1 _SIZE, BUF1-TYPES)) = = NULL) goto DONE; If ((Buf2Ptr = XAIIocMem(BUF2_SIZE, BUF2_TYPES)) = = NULL) goto DONE; retvalue = TRUE; DONE: return (retvalue); } and add these statements to the CloseEverything( ) routine: if (BuflPtr) = FreeMem(Buf1Ptr, BUF1_SIZE); BuflPtr = NULL; } if (Buf2Ptr) = FreeMem(Buf2Ptr, BUF2_SIZE); Buf2Ptr = NULL; } You will notice in tlie AllocBuffers( ) and Init( ) routines that I’ve used the dreaded Goto command, which often causes contention among programmers because it’s against the “structured” style of programming. Actually, the Goto is the only non-struc- tured aspect of this style, and I use it in a structured way. In both styles, the program logic always flows through routines from top to bottom, except for ? % LET’S FACE IT - MAIL ORDER HOUSES ARE NOT ALL THE SAME! SOFTWARE SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL rag? CONVENIENCE - FAST SERVICE - RELIABILITY - SUPPORT AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA AMIGA .24 .30 ....9 .24 .24 .90 .24 .15 .32 ,32 .30 .32 .26 .32 32 .32 .26 .26 .23 ..32 ..13 ,.32 ..IS 24 60 90 30 *8 24 Or. You could luai call u* On* quick call lo our Toll Fra* Order Line and w* taka cera of everything alaa for you. Tour order will uaually ha shipped within 24 hours A UPS drlvai will bring il rlgnuo your homa profile*. And avanwlin in* hend delivery service, you II etlil pay (sit Irom us then you would nave Irom most retail oullata quite ¦ bll Ian, ectually. V .21 .24 .30 ___7 .33 .24 .27 .21 .21 .15 ..20 .24 Al a nor*, you mighi ha able lo set* some mcrwy if wnat you want la on ea* Ol coura*. If n't on eele. They may be sold oui, in winch caaa they can give you a "raincheck". Thai maena your inei mp was waaiad ana you ll have io mate a second inp aorrMllme In Ihe fulur*. Al Saliwwt Support International, ill ol our aoltware n sold al graai pneea. An the lime Wa letloct our Inventory ovary single working day And, jnlik* many siorea. We'll giadly accept your D *cover card- in laci, once ww'v* don* business with you, you ctn aven pay by paraonal cnack or COO You dacidt Because you ra lha cuaiomtr wn.cn. io ui. Means you r* ma boss And svnal could be more convemeni lhan lhai? 30 ...... 38 .360 139 ..260 READYSOrr Spec* Ac*,, ... .36 SIERRA Gold Ru»h ..... .24 Hero's Quest---------------- Hoyle * Book ol G*mea----- LiesureSuit Larry 2-------- Lieture Suit Larry 3 . 21 36 36 Menhunler New York, Uanhuniei SanFreneieco..... Snici Oueil 2 ... ..30
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• Make note of the call numbers accompanying the appearance of ships in Federation (Spotlight Software, $ 49.95). When you have a moment, go on the blower (Galnet) to them. You can have a nice chat, and sometimes you can trade on the black market.
• Michael Smith of Belleville, Ontario, writes that when he’s playing Falcon (Spectrum Holobyte, S49.95) at the Major level, he keeps crashing without explanation while landing even though he's doing everything right. Mike, did you take any damage during the mission? An early version of Falcon has a bug that causes a crash landing It you’re at all shot up. It’s fixed in version 1.1, which also makes the landing process easier in general. If you’re using 1.1, the only requirements for a safe landing are a speed of under 300 knots, a climb angle between 25 and -18, and a banking angle of less than 20 degrees either to the left or to the right, according to the Falcon guide Turn and Burn (Compute! Books, $ 14.95). The land- loo, you can decide his fate. Waterloo is unique in several respects. It is the first war game in which each player (up to two are allowed) not only lakes on the role of a general, but also views the battlefield through his eyes, as opposed to seeing an unrealistic “godV eve view ” of the entire land- J scape. Secondly, you can’t control your units’ actions; instead, you give up to eight orders per turn to your corps commanders by typing instructions (for example, “Lobau shell Mont St. Jean for three hours”). The commanders then follow the orders to the best of their abilities. The view becomes even more realistic as “fog-of-war" conditions settle in: A commander can see only what is within his range of vision, and can gain further information on the action only from sporadic and Ing gear must be down, as well, but you knew that. COMPANIES MENTIONED: Compute! Books, Chilton Book Company, One Chilton Way, Radnor, PA 19089, 215 964-4708. Domark, distributed by American Software Distributors, RR 1 Box 290, Bldg. 3, Urbana, IL 61801, 217 643-2050. Draconian, distributed by Data East, 1850 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125, 408 286-7074. Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. Maxis Software Inc.. 953 Mt. View Dr., Suite 113, LaFayette, CA 94549, 415 376-6434, Sierra On-Line, PO Box 485, Coarse- gold, CA 93614, 209 683-4468. Spectrum Holobyte, 2061 Challenger Dr., Alameda, CA 94501, 415 522-3584. Spotlight Software, distributed by Cinemaware Corp., 4165 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, 805 495-6515. Possibly unreliable battle reports. Units are identified by clicking on them. The game's graphics are also different. Standard military symbols and toy-like icons have been replaced by multicolored rectangles and squares that depict units just as they would appear in real-life from a distance. The program redraws the screen whenever units move or a player’s view' changes. Sound is absent, but unnecessary; this is a thinking person's game. The game’s rules are easy to understand, and setup is even easier, but there’s still room for improvement. Only the Waterloo battle is available. I would have preferred to re-create the tw'o earlier battles as well, and to have been able to modify the expertise of the troops and their commanders. Judging distances is also diffi- P R E S E R V E (i A M E cult, even with the map provided, and determining how long orders will take to reach a unit and be carried out is a matter of experimentation. Whether you want to change the course of history Nuclear War By Graham Kinsey IF YOU FEEL you can laugh at war after the recent political changes, then Nuclear War will give you a good chuckle. As president of a member nation of the exclusive “nuclear club ’ you do battle with four powerful, computer-controlled world RONNIE RAYGUN BUILD or are just looking for a good fight, give Waterloo a try. ($ 59.95, Strategic Simulations Inc., distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-
7171. No special requirements.) Using your Amiga for fantastic DESKTOP VIDEO! One of three options. First, you can order your people to produce nuclear bombs, missiles, bombers, or nuclear defense systems (the program decides randomly which are produced). Second, if you feel peaceful but devious, you can JIM FARMER rhis instructive new tape shows you how to create the videos you've always dreamed about! DESKTOP VIDEO will help you select the system that's right for you, understand the essentials of video production, develop your composition and editing skills, and much much more! You’ll learn dozens of exciting new video techniques, and even discover some of the best-kept secrets of the pros! If you’ve got a video camera and an Amiga, this tape is going to prove essential to your work* Don't miss out while others get the inside angle on:
• Pre-production, production and post production
• Home and studio settings
• Selecting video equipment and accessories
• Edit-free shooting with your camera
• Recording from the Amiga onto video tape
• Selecting a Genlock and how to get the most from it
• Tips and Tricks on how to improve your video skills
• Introductory editing skills
• Adding special effects And lots more! AmigaWorld’s DESKTOP VIDEO will quickly make you a better, more skillful videogra- pher. Order your copy today, and experience all the pride and satisfaction of showing your high-quality videos to your family, friends and business associates! Just $ 29.95. To order, mail the coupon below or call 1 -800-343-0728 Send me Desktop Video for only $ 29.95 plus $ 2.95 shipping and handling. After a propaganda, strike, 4 nil I ion left Khadaffy for you, j. YES! Eally nece TRICKY DICK COL. KHADAFFY MC Mv: Check VISA AmEx. Account information is enclosed: Ljar's Poker doesn’t get much more hlgh-stakes than this. Exp, date Account * Signature Name Address Citv Zip J leaders (including Ronnie Ray- gun, Ayatollah Kookamamie, Ghanji, and Tricky Dick). Each player starts with five well-populated cities that create the toys of nuclear destruction on command. These cities and their populations are the keys to success, for the number of people in your country (or empire) determines how many nuclear items can be produced in one turn. (Lose your total population, of course, and you lose the game.) In each turn, you choose assault a foreign city with propaganda in hopes that a few million inhabitants will move to your country. Finally, you can push The Button, and ruin an opponent’s weekend! You can transport a bomb to its target via a missile, which is a one-way trip, or via bomber, which can carry multiple payloads and is less vulnerable to defense systems. To communicate your inten- lions (or lies) to your opponents, Nuclear War offers the ? Available in VMS only. Make checks payable to AmigaWorld Magazine. Please allow -1-6 weeks for delivery Foreign orders, add $ 7.50 lor airmail delivery. Payment must be made in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank. PAL is available il specified. IDG Petcrborough.. publisher of AmigaWorld. Is the licensed North American distributor of DESKTOP VIDEO © 1989 by the Parian Company. All Rights Reserved. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore business Machines. Inc. AmigaWorld Video Library
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• AMIGA 3000 V Q »« d PR • g* • fucker fixer . 0& • s*Sf next • . Oo + SSSw iK "• ""*• ' Investors! Traders! Brokers! Analysts! Fi['rade Profitab]y Through the 1990 s 3 V'DEO madness MicroActive Inc. MicroTrader with USA: 446O Patrick, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 : ; CANADA: 7831 Bodinier, Anjou, Quebec II1K 1C2 TEE 1.514) 355-85.03 FAX 1514)354-4324 Day of the Viper By John Ryan I AM INHERENTLY suspicious of Amiga software that sports IBM screen shots on the package. Happily, my suspicions were ill-founded with Day of the Viper. This gem is 100% Amiga, with all the color, stereo sound, and highspeed graphic action that connoisseurs expect. The premise of this science- fiction adventure is simple: The year is 2782, and the evil cyborg GAR has entrenched himself in the last defense installation left to humankind. The compound comprises five buildings, each containing five progressively difficult levels Happy Face Diplomacy system. The ten possible opponents in Nuclear War fall into five personality groups, including the dangerous Liars, the simple-to-read Warmongers, and the tough-to-deal- with Pacifists. As if trying to keep all these world leaders on your side (until you nuke them into oblivion) isn’t tough enough, you also have to deal with earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, and the terror GAME filled with traps, robot assassins, and other nasties. Your task is to guide the Viper-5 robot through the maze of hallways in search of tools to destroy GAR and his aluminum-headed minions. A beautifully detailed screen depicts both a three-dimensional, first-person view of the surroundings and an overhead view' courtesy of automapping. The program not only details where you’ve been, but also what you’ve found there. You can pick up, drop, or otherwise manipulate items in various ways, and an electronic notepad automatically caused by the Heinous Heifers. Nuclear War’s graphics and sound are good, as is its compatibility. The game will run on accelerated Amigas, allow' multitasking, and install on a hard drive. While Nuclear War is not for those who can’t take a nuclear joke, I found it hilarious. ($ 49.95 New World Computing, distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-
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* 4 • « you can shuffle armies around almost at will), and a limit on the number of armies in one territory. There are also some options to speed up play, including the ability to disable the scrolling effect and the Continuous and Do-or-Die attack modes. While all these choices make the game seem great at first, it has many very annoying problems. For starters, Risk cannot be installed on a hard drive and does not allowr multitasking. (At least it does work with accelerated Amigas.) .Also, there is no reason why the entire Risk board can’t fit entirely in one screen; in the public-domain Risk clone, Jeopard, it does so nicely. The color options are pathetic, and the only nice thing I can say about the sound effects is that you can turn them off. While I liked Risk as far as the options went, it falls short compared to a well-written Amiga war- strategy game such as Empire. ($ 39.95, Virgin Mastertronic Inc., 18001 Cowan, Suites A & B, Irvine, CA 92714, 714 833-
8710. No special requirements.) ¦ management, and knowing w'hen and where to fight are the keys. Getting started with Viper is easy. The game is copy-protected by password and installs easily on a hard drive. Moreover, the short and informative instructions are geared toward getting you quickly into the game without a lot of fuss. Day of the Viper offers hours of mouse-pounding fun, and no two games are ever alike. ($ 49.95, Accolade, 550 South Winchester Blvd, Suite 200, San Jose, Ci 95128, 408 985-1700. No special requirements.) Spotlight on Software & Books 3D Professional ..... 299.00 Art Department ..... 53.50 Bars 8c Pipes ... 170 00 Bars & Pipes Music Box 37.99 Bars & Pipes Sound Kit .. 37.99 Can Do .. 85.00 Champions of Krynn .... 37.00 Credit Text Scroller . 26.00 CygnusEd Professional 2.0 65.00 Deluxe Paint III ..... 100.00 Deluxe Video III ... 105.00 DigiMate III .. 26.00 DigiPamt 3 0 . 61.99 Digi-View Gold 4 0 ...... 130.00 Doctor Ami . 31.99 Escape from Singe's Castle 36.69 GIF Module .. 30.50 HardBoll II .... 31.99 Hero s Quest 37.99 Hockey League Simulator 25.50 King's Quest IV . 36.69 Lattice C 5.05 190.00 Manhunter II San Francisco 33.00 Pro Draw 2.0 .. 130.00 Pro Motion (Aegis) . 59.99 ProWrite 3.0 .. 95.99 Saxon Publisher ..... 261.00 Their Finest Hour ..... 42.99 Treasure Trap ...... 26.00 Welltris (3D Tetris) ... 22 00 Special Digi-View Bundlel Panasonic WV1410 camera w cables, variable lens. Auto Droid, copy stand, and Digi-View 4 0 .460.00 T-Shirt Transfer Paper .... 16.00 Spotlight on Hardware 68030 Accelerator GVP 1995.00 8 Meg Board, Supra OK .. i60.00 8 Meg Board, Supra 2 Megs . 275 00 8 Meg Board, AdftAM 2080 ... 147.00 AdRAM 2 MB, OK (500) 105.00 EaseBoard 4 MB. OK (500) ..... 123.00 FastCard. Mini 120.00 FastCard Plus .. 190.00 flickerFixer .. 375.00 floppy Drive, Internal 2000 90.00 Floppy Drive, Supra Drive 125.00 Horddrive 40Q (Bare) .. 390.00 Harddrive 40Q 500 (Supra) ... 635.00 Memory Mod. Supra 500 2 Meg .. 250.00 MiniGen 210.00 Modem. Baud Bandit MNP ... 150.00 Mouse. Konyo Optical ..69.00 MouseStick, Advanced Gravis ......83.00 Scanner, MiGraph B W .. 339.00 Scanner, Sharp JX100 .. 789.00 SCSI Controller, Advantage 2000 155.00 SCSI Controller, Byte Sync ..... 160.00 SCSI Controller. Word Sync ... 145.00 SCSI Impact A2000-8 0 GVP 200.00 Orders Only Please 800-544-6599 Visa MC COOs Reviewed in many popular Amiga Magazines: "... Cross DOS is un questionably the best utility t ha re .see 1 far nailing 'ram mid writing to i.ainch MS-DOS disks an I hr Amiga. Tim Walsh AmigaWorld It I CrossDOS} i corks so unobtnisirvly that I dan V emu notice il atiy Man'." Donald Maxwell
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