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Amiga World Vol 07 01 1991 Jan

Document sans nom January 1991
U. S.A. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.50 UK £2.50 An IDG Communications Publication W D O L GRAPHICS 13 Paint Programs Slide Making Tips; Super Print Quality From Screen Images Image Processing: Pro Techniques For Amateurs Add 3D Punch To Your 2D Images Plus!
• Multimedia Music
• C Window Gadgets
• Reviews & Games A Graphic Demonstration Deluxe Paint III Dini-Pnint *1 has 32 colors* and costs $ 149.95. gjves you 4096 colors and costs $ 99.95, Get the picture? Wl=K Which one of the artistic tools pictured here would a child choose? The answer is obvious, the more colors the better. The choice is just as easy when it comes to Amiga paint programs. Digi-Paint 3 works in the Amiga’s powerful Hold-And-Modify (HAM) mode which allows you to paint using all 4096 colors simultaneously. By comparison, Deluxe Paint III (by Electronic Arts) operates in less sophisticated modes, restricting you to a maximum of only 32 colors*. What does this mean to your Amiga art? Simply put, the program with more colors makes the better pictures. But that’s just one of the reasons Digi-Paint 3 is the ultimate paint program. Other advanced features found in Digi-Paint 3:
• 14 drawing modes including colorizing, range painting, and texture mapping
• Powerful tools including: magnify, rotate, cut-and-paste, and variable transparency Digi-Paint 3 is a trademark ol NewTek, Inc. C R AYOLA chevrarI and s®rP tD sn5afrraBdemark registered trademarks ot Binney & Smith Inc.. used with permission. DeluxePamt in ol Electronic Arts. ‘In some modes an additional 32 hall-intensity shades are available.
• Anti-aliased fonts give sharp edges and a crisp television look
• Paint on canvases up to 1024 x 1024 with auto-scrolling
• Supports all Amiga display modes and resolutions
• Compatible with the Amiga 3000 and WorkBench 2.0 AmigaWorld magazine recently compared the leading paint programs in a head-to-head showdown. A clear winner emerged: “Digi-Paint 3 is the one to beat for speed, versatility and professional applications.’’ After six pages of detailed evaluations they concluded with, “If you are really serious about owning only one paint program, we would have to recommend Digi-Paint 3 ” Digi-Paint 3 is available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-843-8934 or 913-354-1146. INCLUDES TUTORIAL VIDEO Gold Disk has a publishing program that gives you more creative control over your desktop documents: Professional Page"' 2.0. Designed for the serious Amiga user who is concerned with sophisticated typography, color design and separation, and production control, this powerful publishing package gives you professional results. GgfiFJL mm Byf !iw 2.H if, ft* wrf i
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2. 1 Mr ll lift it !U,0tl.M n3 ',U 11111 El.ltr I U L» it I irriJll 'Ml liM* fir (at «4ifilf. Int :ik|. Mi I,ill tkriilM 1 Quick text design changes are accomplished with Professional Page's style tagging. An unlimited number of style tags can be defined to specify any or all type and paragraph attributes. Put a new angle on text, bitmaps and structured graphics with Profess ona Page. Rotate them at any angle, either numerically or with the mouse, and add pizzazz to your documents. Customize text with greater control over letter and word spacing. And AGFA Compu- graphic fonts, allowing for smooth, jaggie-free output at any point size to any printer. A built-in word pro- jkW1M cessor provides for quick text writing and editing and includes a 90,000 word spell checker. Professional Page 2.0 The serious desktop publishing tool. TO CREATE a succesful brochure, newsletter or similar document, you need a serious desktop publishing tool well equipped to handle the process from tO production tO ¦Id Disk’s age 2.0 in your i istlidii* ImI *>] t. Ue4J, U. friia.t.». !* will. LiU't ft«l u jri m-rii ii i maximum output resolution to any printer and 4-color separation capabilities. S ? ? SQ X I trt is li - % ? O n V 1 Preview multiple pages on screen simultaneously. Now you can review up to six document pages at a time, easily checking your graphic design and text positions for an overall look. Automatic page numbering is easy with Professional Page 2.0. Insert the current page number at any point and it is automatically updated when the page number is changed. Adding a splash of color is easy with the built-in PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM.®* With a click you can select from up to
65. 000 user-defined colors, and color dithering can display over
1. 000 colors at once. Import and print 24 bit color files, including color separations directly from Professional Page-without the need for extra utilities. For producing simple flyers and brochures to full four color ads and magazines, Professional Page is the desktop publishing program of choice. In fact it is used by more magazines than any other package. And to get you producing professional documents quickly, we have included a free tutorial video tape in every package. To find out why Professional Page 2.0 is the expert’s choice, see your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-GOLD- DSK. If you take desktop publishing seriously, weTe the ones to work with. Professional Page is the best, and the best just got better. ADVANCING THE ART OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING This document produced entirely with Professional Page 2.0 Gold Disk
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* Pantone. Inc's check-standard trademark for color. GOLD DISK Ask vour dealer how you can win a SonvK Discman)U. Circle 150 on Reader Service card Sullivan Bluth Presents CONTENTS A CASE IN Paint By Gene Brawn 26 Feature-by-feature comparisons of 13 Amiga paint programs with buyer’s- guide information and expert recommendations for beginners, experienced amateurs, and professionals alike. Amiga PROFILE By Barbara Gefvert .. 40 A quick stop to chat with Amiga artist Sandra Filippucci, whose photograph was featured in last month’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Small Business.” The Portrait “Process” By Joel Hagen ...41 This hands-on tutorial in portrait painting will teach you methods of image processing that can dramatically enhance the results of almost any kind of project. Slide into Print By Bradley W. Schenck .47 Want hetter-quality printed output from your Amiga graphics? These techniques for making slides from your screen images may he just the ticket. COMIN1 AT You By Brian Williams. ... 53 Give your 2-D graphics a 3-D look with these simple tips on perspective, balance, shading, and color. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Barney 6 The editor reviews the changes made to AmigaWorld in 1990 and hopes you'll keep your suggestions coining in ’91. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...60 “Repeat-key” functions in programs such as Digi-Paint 3 open up a slew of possibilities for HAM painting experiments. POINTERS By David T. McClellan 62 Add custom gadgets to windows with these easy C programming techniques. Mastering Multimedia By Jamie Krutz ..76 Getting the hang of MIDI and SMPTE time code is the key to keeping your music and video productions in sync. "A Case in Paint” p. 26 As the magnifying glass suggests, the focus this month is on Amiga 2-D graphics. We*ve scrutinized the subject from evny angle and presented the evidence tn a 30-page special "Features” section. We hope you 'll firing in a favorable verdict. DEPARTMENTS Repartee .....8 In December ice the postman cotneth. . . Headliners 10 A host of recent trade shows with lots of new products and new technology lops this month’s Amiga news coverage. Whats New? ... 108 dll'Senior Writer John Wolfskill takes over New Products starting this month. The PD Prospector By Tim Walsh .. 114 New downloads from the Amiga nets. Help Key .. 116
I. ike the old woman who lived in a shoe, Lou has so many problems except lie does know what to do. Index to 1990 AmigaWorld Articles and Reviews ..122 From Animation to Zot ro III, if we covered it in ‘90, you’ll find it here. Last Licks . 136 flic end has a brand-new beginning in '91. REVIEWS DRAW4D (Adspec) .. 14 A unique structured-drawiitg animation tool. Mega-Midget Racer (csa) ......16 A flexible, one-size-fits-all 68030 accelerator board. A2232 Multi Serial-Port Board (Commodore) ...... 20 Effective solution to the single-serial-port dilemma. EASYL (Anakin), SKETCHMASTER (Dakota), and APRODRAW 2.0 (R&DL Productions) . , 23 Three digital-graphics tablets for Amiga rodentaphobes. DataLink 2000 (Applied Engineering) .94 Multifaceted modem power for A2000 A3000 users. FLO Floor Plan Construction SET (Gramma) 100 Low-cost interior-design software for home or office planning. GAMES CRIB NOTES By Peter Olafson 86 New Year’s resolutions from Aws garnes- meistcr. Prince of Persia (Broderbund) 86 Swashbuckling graphics adventure with superb graphics and sound. Midwinter (Microprose) ...88 A 3-D rolcplaying war game set in the New Ice Age. Brainblaster Action Pak (Electronic Arts)...... 88 Two fast-paced games lor the price of one. LOOM (Lucasfilm Electronic Arts) .... 90 Bobbin? The Weavers? Warring craft guilds? Nice idea.. .but it ain’t Clifford Odets. DAMOCLES (Novagen f Bethesda) .....90 Well-done, worthy sequel lo Mercenary: Escape from Targ. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ED JUDICE COVER ILLUSTRATION: ORIGINAL AMIGA ART BY RICK PARKS Great Prices! Superb Service! For information or price listing: 414-548-8125 Pursuitable BBS: 414-548-8140 Shadow of the Beast II ..35.99 SpellBound ..24.99 Tetris .23.25 Turrican ..24.99 Vista .59.00 Where in Time Carmen Sandiego? 32.99 Wings ......36.69 Spotlight on Software AlOTcnk Killer ..28.99 AMOS (Game Creator) 59.99 AmigaVision ..89.00 Progressive Peripherals Modem, Baud Bandf MNP ...125.00 W Baud Bandit Software 155.00 FrameGrcbber 535.00 W 2.0 Software .. 585.00 QicTape . 495.00 3-D Professional . 295.00 Anarchy ..26.00 Animation Studio .....99.00 Armour-Geddon .....26.99 Ait Department 53.50 AudioMaster til ..60.00 Awesome 39.00 Bar Games ....25.99 Barney Bear Meets Santa Claus 22.00
w. w.v.va wavava4£ Barney Boar Goes to Space .....22.00 Spotlight on Hardware Accelerator, Sapphire 6Q020 ...... 299.00 Atonce 279.00 AutoUnk (Auto Digitizing Cable) .. 44.00 Bodega Bay .. 325.00 Camera, Panasonic WV1410...... 189.00 Color Splitter .. 106,00 DeskTop Video (VidooTapo) ... 19.98 Diskettes, Sony Bulk 100 Pack . 65.00 flickerFixer .. 299.00 Floppy Drive, Intemd 2000 ..... 90.00 Floppy Drive, AE High Density...... 195.00 Genlock, AmiGen . 99.00 Genlock, SuperGen 2000S . 1399.00 Harddrive, 40Q .... 345.00 Harddrive. 105Q ... 595.00 Harddrive, 1096N 3.5* 399.00 Harddrive, Series II 500 40 MB...... 599.00 Harddrive, Series 11500 100 MB .... 975.00 Making Music on the Amiga Book 26.00 Memory Board. Base Board OK .... 115.00 MIDI Interface. ECE ...... 52.00 Modem, DataLInk 2000 MNP ...... 165.00 Modem, DataLink Express MNP .. 189.00 Send FAX Option 35.00 Mouse. Konyo Golden Image . 45.00 Mouse, Konyo Optical .. 69.00 Bars & Pipes 165.00 Bars fit Pipes Multi-Media Kit .....37.99 Bars fit Pipes Music Box A or B ...37.99 Blitz BASIC ....106.00 Broadcast Titier .....229.00 Byte 'N Back ..41.93 Carthage ... 26.99 Chaos Strikes Back .24.99 CheckMate ..32.99 Christmas Clip Art ...19.99 Classic Board Games ....19.99 Cross DOS 4.0 24.99 ICD, Inc. AdtlAM2080 2 Mogs . 2D9.00 AdRAM 540 OK ..... 115.00 ;AdRAM 540 2 Megs .. 220.00 AdSCSI 2000 ...... 129,00 AdSpeed... ...... . 249.00 Ricker Free Video ..... 319.00 Curse of the Azure Bonds ..35.99 Day of the Viper .....30.50 Deluxe Paint III 105.00 DigiPaint 3 ....61.99 DigView Gold .....130.00 DinoWars ...24.99 Disk Labeler (Make custom labels) 24.99 Supra Corporation Floppy Drive. SupraDrive .99.00 Hordcard, 40Q V Word Sync .... 445.00 Hardcard. 1G5Q w Word Sync .. 689.00 Harddrive, Supra 500XP 105 2...... 929.00 Harddrive. Supra 50QXP 40 2 . 689.00 Memory, SuproRAM 2000 2 Megs 209.00 Memory, SupraRAM 2000 4 Megs 289.00 Modem. Supra 2400 With Cable.. 109.00 Modem, Supra 2400 MNP I.... 149.00 Module (2Meg) for 500 Harddrive 229.00 SCSI Controler. Word Sync ... 119.00 Dstant Suns ..42.99 Dcckkhen ..... 35.99 Duck Tales ....26.99 Electric Thesaurus ...31.99 Excellence! ..125.00 F-19 Stealth Rghter .38.00 Falcon ......33.89 Falcon Mission Disk 2 Firelight ......18.50 Gold Disk Type Fonts (Each) .....36.99 Harpoon ..43,99 Heart of the Dragon ......31.10 Immortal ..35.00 Indianapolis 500 34.99 Ishido .... 33.00 Jack Nicklaus Unlimited Golf ...34.99 Perfect Sound 3.0 ... 69.00 Phantom SMPTE Interface 179.00 Power Supply 500 AE Heavy Duty 86.00 Power Supply 500 Big Foot 150W 106.00 Printer, Tl PostScript PS 35 ..... 1899.00 Printer. Tl PostScript PS 17 ..... 1749.00 Printer. HP PaintJet ...... 999.00 Removable Harddrive. Ricoh 799.00 Scanner. Konyo Golden Imago .. 289.00 Tower Case. Bomac .. 245.00 Trackball. ArnTRAC ...... 69.99 Video Toaster ..... 1495.00 We wish you a safe and happy holiday season! Judy, Laurie, Dale, Dennis, Mary Orders Only Please: 800-544-6599 Visa MC CODs Make Safe Harbor YOUR Computer Port Kara Fonts: ANIM 3 .33.89 Wiling Game Show ... 28.50 Ml Tank Platoon .....35.00 Macro Paint (Lcfco Forest Logic) .... 79.00 Maverick ..25.99 McGee and Katy's Farm 24.99 Monday Night Football ..35.99 Music X Junior .... 89.99 Nitro .28.00 Obitus (w T-Shirt) .....36.00 PageStream 2.0 .....167.00 PageSteam Forms: Business .....24.99
P. H.A.S.A.R. 4.0 60.C0 Pictionary 25.00 Pixel 3D ....52.99 Power Pinball 23.99 Prince of Persia 25.00 Printers Inside & Cut Book w Disk .. 28.00 Pro Write 3.0 ..95.99 QucrterBack 43.00 Quarter Back Tools ...53.00 Shadow of fhe Beast I ....24.00 N489 Grandview ¦ 204 ¦ Waukesha, W153188 ¦ 9 AM Stephen Robbins, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor n-Chief. Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara GEFVERT, Senior Editor JANINE L, Jack SON, Review Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology; Special Products Manager Linda Barrett LafLAMME, Editor, The AmigaWorlcf Tech Journal Tim Walsh, Technical Editor JOHN Wolfs KILL, Senior Writer, Technology MaRE-AnNE JARVELA, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, David T. McClellan, Contributing Editors Howard G. HaPF, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer ALAN A Korda, Production Supendsor Debra A. Davies, Typographer KENNETH Blake.MAN. National Advertising Sales Manager Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative HE.ATHFR Paquette, Advertising Sales Representative, Partial pages & InfoMarket, 1-800-441-4403, 1-603-924-0100 Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator GlORGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales, 1-415-363-5230 2421 Broadway, Suite 200, Redwood City, CA 94065 WENDIE Haines MaRRO, Marketing Director LaURA Livingston, Marketing Coordinator MARGOT L. Swanson, Customer Sendee Representative; Advertising Assistant LlSA La Fleur Business and Operations Administrator MaRV McCoLE, Publisher's Assistant SUSAN M, HANSHAW, Circulation Director, 1-800-365-1364 PAM WILDER Circulation Manager LYNN LagASSE. Manufacturing Manager i* RocERj. Murphy, President JAMES M. Barry, Vice President Group Publisher PAUL BoULE, Vice President Group Publisher JlM McBrIAN, Vice President Group Publisher STEPHEN C. Robbins, Vice President Group Publisher DENNIS S. CHRISTENSEN, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations BONNIE WELSH-CaRROLL, Director of Corporate Circulation & Planning JEFFREY D. DeTrAY, Director of Technology Research LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director DEBBIE Waij»H, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Doreen Means, Systems Coordinator Aw gu War hi (ISSN 0883-2390) is ;in independent journal riot connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. Amiga It br d is published monthly by IlKi CommuniattiowVhnerborough, Inc.. 80 Elm St.. Ivietlxtrough. NH 03438. U.S. subscription rate is 529.97. one year; S46.00, two years;
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- ¦ • -- • GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC, 600 Clark Avenue, 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 Consumers Circle 127 on Reader Service Card Dealers Cirde 245 on Reader Service Card CHIEF CONCERNS We’re nothing if not flexible just tell us what you want. Amiga World has changed; so what else do you want? In July of 1989 I went to Ami-Expo in Chicago. It was my first Amiga show ever. In fact, 1 hadn’t even formally joined AmigaWorld at the time. During the job-interview process, however, 1 not only wrote up a resume but developed a plan to change Amiga World as well. I’m not sure how, but 1 was offered the job, so it was off to Chicago, a city even windier than these editorials. Some of you may remember being corralled and badgered as I sought to discover whether our proposed changes would indeed be positive. About 50 people were cornered and peppered with the same set of questions, AmigaWorld has always hit a nerve with readers, so there was plenty ol feedback about the current mag and what people wanted changed. Some said nice things, and some said nasty things. At least the new ideas seemed decent to people. After I got back to rustic Peterborough, my phone started to ring. Vendors, readers, and sundry others wanted to welcome me aboard. This was a great opportunity to ask the very same set of questions. Most of these folks also agreed that changes made sense. That was part one. Then this now larger list of ideas had to get past my staff. Being journalists, they were naturally skeptical and full of questions, hut through this often boisterous process came refinement, plus a slew of brilliant ideas from staffers. That was step two. These steps were the easy part. Then we had to do it. This was actual work. Many of the changes first appeared in the January ’90 issue, and more followed in subsequent months. We purposely chose not to make a stink about the changes, and piles of letters later it is clear that they have gone over pretty well. We still have plenty of critics, but now a larger percentage consists of our competitors. Here’s a quick synopsis before we resume the usual Chief Concerns diatribe: The editorial was designed to serve as a staunch (read obnoxious) advocate of Amiga technology. Many were taken aback (read insulted, offended) by the initial strong tone of the editorials. But since ihen, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Reviews now include shaded boxes containing your comments about the product, and in most months we add a readcr-response section to the reviews, where vendors and users can praise, disparage, or correct our reviews. We have instituted a more aggressive system of fact-checking. Although we are still refining it, many would-be errors have been corrected. We developed a column on programming (Pointers), and another on multimedia techniques (Mastering Multimedia). The focus of Game Preserve, aside from reviews, has shifted from a discussion ol game themes to a tip-oriented column. One of our more problematical departments, Last Licks, was originally developed to include a monthly cartoon, a rumors section, and a humor piece. But nobody laughed at our humor, and there were mixed reviews of the cartoons, so the cartoons and humor get the heave-ho, the rumors (Ear to the Wall) stay, and opinion pieces by AW editors and readers, or Amiga users and developers debut with this issue (see Soap Box on page 136). Notepad never seemed to hit its stride, so we dumped it for a news section (Headliners). Then we added PD coverage (PD Prospector) to help people learn about cheap and free software. Finally, we decided to go after exclusive coverage of important new products tike the A3000, CD TV, and the Disney Animation Studio. When I go to Amiga shows, 1 still look for feedback from readers. And they give it! “You did this wrong. You screwed that up again. And by the way, thanks for the great magazine.” It seems that the majority of readers are taking to the new AmigaWorld, Unfortunately, some think it is all due to one person, the Editor-in-Chief. While I’d like to take all the credit (and have probably tried to), it must be shared. One of the primary forces was you, the reader, who told us time and time again what you wanted to see in Amiga World. Through letters, phone calls, computer netwoi ks, and personal encounters, you continue to prod us to change. It isn't always fun to hear the criticism (okay, so some of us kind of like it), but it is always helpful. Most important is the entire editorial staff of AmigaWorld, who shot down my worst ideas and helped develop better ones. That is where our Multimedia, Pointers, Headliners* and PC Prospector columns came from, and that is where the vast majority of feature articles originate. And the stall are the people who spared you more humor pieces in Last Licks. So why am 1 wasting your time bragging about our magazine? It sounds trite, but it's true: you told us what to do. That is why it has worked. Even though we have made these changes, we are far from done. St) call us (snoop in this issue for the toll-free number), write us, corral us at shows, and badger us for a while. Maybe we’ll change! ¦ Create the fastest Amiga in the World with an A2000 and our A3001 Kit wm . [ H- hrfrf rJJ ar |- ¦ __Jhhssh Choose the IMPACT " A3001 Upgrade Kit from GVP to put the speed and power of leading-edge technology into your Amiga ™. 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Y N N Brand name vendor with solid reputation. Y Y Y Fully implements 68030 Burst Mode up to 33Mhz. Y N N IMPACT and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. Amiga, A2OC0 and A3000 are registered trademarks of Commodore*Amiga. Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T. Inc GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or tor nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 lealcrs Cirde 36 on Reader Service Card Consumers Cirde 265 on Reader Service Card REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga Wo rid readers. Service with a Stamp The latest problem 1 have encountered with Commodore and the Amiga is the company’s lack of mail-order support. 1 prefer to purchase Amiga hardware by mail because my local Amiga dealer gives me nothing for my extra dollars. The dealer’s stall knows very little about the Amiga and offers no extras, such as a loaner system during repair sessions or a software trial period. For repairs, the dealer sends the Amigas to another location. Does Commodore, with its policy of no mail-order sales, expect me to purchase my next Amiga at Sears or Toys- R-Us? If so, will their sales personnel be able to answer technical questions? Will they have repair centers at the store? I have no incentive to spend extra money when 1 will receive no more service. In fact, many mail-order operations now offer excellent service agreements, technical- help hotlines, and other benefits. 1 cannot fathom why Commodore wants to pull the plug on mail-order business. If the rationale is to build a dealer network, then the company will fail for two reasons; CBM does not encourage dealers to learn about the Amiga, and it assumes that mail-order business undermines dealers. Consumers who do not feel comfortable purchasing computers via mail need knowledgeable dealers who are capable of helping them analyze their needs and who can demonstrate solutions. As a customer, I want the right to purchace computers from whomever 1 please mail-order dealers or local retailers. Gavin McMillan Dim jut, FL Breaking Up Is Hard To Do I just cannot believe Amiga- World is going to split into two magazines. I understand all the excitement over the new Tech journal, but AmigaWorldfs technical information is what prompted me to subscribe in the first place. Instead of introducing another magazine, just add on. 'Fake a look at some of the larger publications such as PC World, BYTK, Computer Shoppers, PC Magazine, and many others that offer three to five hundred pages of features. 1 follow BY FE Magazine’s Amiga hardware coverage because they dig deeply, amply covering chips, techniques, and processes. Your hardware articles serve only to prompt me to start looking for the appropriate BYTE issue containing the information 1 need. I won Id like to see A m iga- World use a backhoe to dig into the machine more deeply and add to the current magazine. Don't break your magazine in half and fight for advertising. Why split apart into two humdrum magazines instead improving what you have? Richard D. Harrold Fern dale, Ca Ufa rn in Amiga World is not "splitting up" into tu'o magazines; we are adding a new one of a vety different nature. Amiga World magazine will continue with the same coverage and emphases as before. With File lech Journal, we are simply responding to the urgent reef nests oj a specialized and heretofore largely neglected audience of programmers and technically minded Amiga users seeking advanced programming and other technical information on a scale and at a level that Amiga World has never had sufficient space to include. The Tech Journal will be accompanied by a disk of code relating to The Journal's tutorials and articles, as well as relevant public-domain programs. As for the advertising scramble, The Journal will appeal mainly to vendors who do not advertise in Amiga World, and Amiga World cannot grow to include the new coverage because the ad pages aren't there to justify additional editorial. Users who don't want both will have to make a choice. Editors Get Tough The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article entitled “Apple Peels Prices of Its New Models." The article described Apple’s plan to release three new Macs: a low-end, a midrange, and a high-end model at reportedly very low prices. New models will be simultaneously released in 121 coun- j tries and heralded by a three- month, S25-million advertising campaign called “Industrial Revolution.’’ I have no idea how these computers will compare to the Amiga in terms of price or performance, but I am once again frustrated by the limited marketing efforts of Commodore, and worried about the Amiga’s survival. I’ve spent the last two months trying to convince the PC-ingrained company where I work to purchase an A3000. Our MIS crew is reluctant to break away from the Big Blue standard, and my solitary voice doesn’t carry much weight. My point is that word-of- mouth advertising is not enough in today’s fiercely competitive global computer market. Commodore must undertake aggressive advertising outside Amiga-specific publications. We already know what a wonderful machine it is; tell the rest of the world! Mark J. Sherbine Ridgecrest. California Send your letters to: Repartee, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ How Does The Competition Advanced Word P g Power For The Amiga Computer. ProWrite Performance That Stands Out In A Crowd. In this highly competitive world, there is always a leader. An innovator. The one that the competition looks up to. In die world of Amiga word processors. ProWrite is that leader. Pro Write has the high performance features you need. A 100,000 word spelling checker that can check as you type. A thesaurus with over 300,000 cross references. Multiple columns with both snaking and parallel text flow. Multiple fonts and graphics. Powerful macros. Exceptional speed. With all this and more, ProWrite stands head and shoulders above the competition. Which is why ProWrite is the best selling Amiga word processor. And the best choice for every Amiga owner. Because it is always better to lead than to follow. Look To The Leader In Amiga Word Processing. Like all of our products, ProWrite combines high performance, an intuitive environment, and easy to use commands. When it comes to powerful yet practical word processing, Pro- Write is the target the competition shoots for. So whatever your word processing needs, from A V scripts, to novels, business reports. Storyboards, or letters to Aunt Agnus, go straight to the top. Discover the power of ProWrite from New Horizons. New Horizons Software, Inc. 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109 Austin, Texas 78746 (512) 328-6650 Pro® rile is a registered trademark of New Horizons Software. Inc Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga. Inc Circle 38 on Reader Service card. Headliners NEWS FROM THE AMIGA COMMUNITY AmiEXPO California draws record crowd of 12,418, making ii the largest Amiga show ever held. ANAH KIM, CA 11icongruousiy ensconced in the child's paradise of Disneyland Hotel, AmiEXPO California (held October 5-7) was a pro's show all the way. Gone was the t-shirted, slapped-together feel of earlier shows; this was replaced by professional-looking booths, presentations, and, most importantly, products. So Long, Mickey Mouse Progressive Peripherals & Software demonstrated its readiness to help you do more work faster with 040-DC, its 68040 accelerator. While slightly jury-rigged with a special cooling lower, the board was running and was the only one of its kind on the show floor. The company’s 10-meg Video- Master 32 (a 32-bit, TI34020-based dual-frame buffer promising 24-bit painting and digitizing capabilities) had much stifTer competition. Five such boards tried to out-demo each other: Besides VideoMaster, there were Impulse’s Firecracker 24,
M. A.S.T.'s Colorburst, Digital Creations’ DCTV (this time accompanied by its 24-bit paint and animation software), and Black Belt System's HAM-E. (Meet you at the same time next year to see who wins the 24-bit wars!) To further improve your display, ICD showed Flicker Free Video, an impressively small card that stills interlace flicker on alt Amiga models with standard or multisync monitors. Need to key those graphics over video? Progressive and VidTech have one solution each: The former introduced its new Video Blender board and MixMaster software, while the latter paraded its S-VHS-compatible Video- Master card. Both promise some special-efTects capabilities. A newcomer to the video circuit, Spirit Technology, provided a third choice with its remote-controllable genlock encoder. While usually not as flashy as the video boards, the hard-drive controllers put on quite a show. The ability to play full-screen digitized video from disk in real time seemed to be the one audition requirement, and the GVP, ICD, and I VS hoards all made the cut. For sheer capacity, GVP took top honors with its 600MB optical drive and 50MB removable-me- dia drive, both based on Ricoh technology. .As with hardware, the software on hand was heavily graphics oriented. Two new paint and animation programs were unveiled: the 64-color Graphics Workshop (HoloSoft Technologies) and the I IAM-mode SpectraCoIor (Oxxi). While showing Foundation (a revamped UltraCard) at one end of its booth, Impulse sold copies of its 3-14 modeler, Imagine, at the other. Also for the 3-D crowd. Progressive introduced 3D Professional's ray-tracing module. Those in need of object-oriented software were drawn to New H orizon’s Graphics Designer and a near-release version of Professional Page 2.0 (Gold Disk). Surrounded by the colorful banners, miniatures, and newsletters it creates, Pelican Press (Pelican Software) drew equally large flocks of admirers. A few aisles away, Right Answers Group proved the long wait for The Director Version 2,0 was worthwhile. To help you find and organize all your new graphics, Zardoz Software offered ImageFinder, an innovative indexing program that shows you miniatures of your images instead of just their file names. Without doubt, the most attention-grabbing, nongraphics program was AudioMaster III, which Oxxi demonstrated continuously at ear-splitting levels. Also of merit were Vista 2.0, Virtual Reality’s terrain generator, and Rx_Tools, an Intuition interface for Arexx from TTR Development. If the promise of this AmiEXPO is borne out. You could soon be using an 040-, 24-bit-based Amiga with a gigabyte of memory and an optical drive (if your checkbook can handle it). Stay tuned for the next EXPO (March 15-17 in New York City), but note the name change. In a marriage of AMI S h o ws a n d A m i gaWorl d 1D G Communications, AmiEXPO became Amiga World EXPO. LBL and LRW Chicago Blues ROSEMONT, I L Chicago, known to music lovers as the home of blues, was the site of October’s World of Amiga, a show whose modest attendance made some exhibitors blue. A conflict between concurrent Amiga shows was blamed for the low turnout of' both developers and attendees. Exaggerating the sparse attendance was the vastness of the Rosemont Convention Center, where the event took place. A tangible demonstration of the fact that Amiga developers were torn between the World of Amiga and AmiEXPO California was Commodore’s own booth. This massive modular structure with impressive displays of graphics, multimedia, music, GAD, and the A3000 appeared to have been split in half to accommodate both shows. Gold Disk made the grade as well as the event by displaying several new products. Company representatives demonstrated the long-awaited Professional Page
2. 0 layout program, lavishing its newest features on the faithful. Text and graphics rotation, style and paragraph tagging, a new Pantone Matching color-repro- duction system, and 24-bit color support head the features list. The company’s desktop-video production and presentation system, ShowMaker, gathered a group of its own admirers, as did Gold Disk Office, a combination spreadsheet, word-processing, business- graphics, database, and desktop- publishing package. Xetec introduced an industry- first CD-ROM drive, the Cdx-650 SCSI. Xetec’s baby reads standard I SI 9660 High Sierra discs as well as conventional compact discs through stereo line-out or headphones. With each of its Cdx- 650s, Xetec throws in a CD containing over 400MB of software that features the entire Fred Fish collection. GVP’s Series II Impact RAM* expanding SCSI hard-disk controllers gave observers a run for their money, (dose attention was paid to the company’s 600MB Magneto-Optical removable drive, which allows you to overwrite cartridges again and again.
I. akc Forest Logic drew passers- by with images displayed and printed using its new high-resolu- tion paint program, Macro Paint. The package converts 24-bit scanned or digitized IFF pictures into its own 12-bil, hi-res format. Amiga-market newcomer TER Development made its first indus- try-show appearance at a booth loaded with new products, ranging from its Sapphire 68020 accelerator to Memory Challenge, a memory-retention game designed for young children. Also appearing on TTR’s roster was Brigade, a tactical war-simulation game, and MRBackup Professional, a hard-drive back-up program with tapc-drive capabilities.
- jj SAN DIEGO, CA Summer of’90 was hot, and so was multimedia. At least three trade shows, all centered around the theme, occupied this peripatetic producer's agenda. First was the late-August SALT conference in Washington,
DC. Commodore made a full assault at this, North America’s oldest interactive media show and conference. The company introduced AmigaVision to a virtual who’s who of the interactive multimedia industry, and unveiled its v ideo-cl i sc- based, point - of-sa le Amiga. Several interactive producers showed their latest Amiga applications. According to lucky attendees, private showings of CD TV compared favorably to the demonstration programs running in the Phillips CD-I (Compact-Disc Interactive) booth next door. Did I detect some tension from the Phillips representatives? Multimedia’s Short, Hot Summer A quick jump to the West Coast took me to the L.A. Cvber Arts J Expo. Sept. 6-9. The brainchild of Mix Magazine editor Dominic Milano, the conference proved to be as provocative as its name. Intended to foster symbiotic interaction between musicians, computer programmers and artists, the gathering, against all odds, worked. Alas, the Amigas (all three of them) were all but lost among the Macs, keyboards and Pcs. Virtual reality dominated the flashy displays, with MAC, CD-I (no tension here) and PC-based multimedia extravaganzas running a close second. Very Vivid's Mandalla reappeared after a bout with vertical-marketing fever. Although the Very Vivid booth was often unmanned, it was almost never unoccupied, with a constant stream of visitors “playing” the interactive musical application. A week and a half later (whew), the “suits" made a comeback at Presentations 90. Although many more Amigas were in evidence at this show than at the previous two, their numbers were still a fraction of the rival platforms; Apple and IBM dominated the Long Beach, California, show and convention. Still. Commodore reprised its Washington dog-and-pony show with a different cast and, once again, wowed thejaded interactive crowd with AmigaVision. Take note, formerly smug Amiga owners! The competition is closing the multimedia gap. Although the Amiga retains a formidable price advantage, IBM’s M-Motion, Action Media boards, and other DVI (Digital Video Interface) products clearly illustrate the importance IBM (and Apple) are placing on this untested technology. One thing was clear: The Amiga needs to make a better showing at industry events if it hopes to succeed in the multimedia marketplace. GeJie Brawn ARCAfA CA Each summer, the 19 branches of the California State University system pool their efforts and their budgets to allow students to perfect their artistic skills. The result is Summer Arts, the largest interdisciplinary arts program in the Western US. The program site is California State University at Humboldt, on the Northern California redwood coast, and for six weeks the campus is alive with artistic activity, from dance to filmmaking to computer animation. This year, ten Amigas ran in one room ofthc computer lab, and half again as many Mac II’s ran in another, Although much of the instructional focus centered on the Macintosh, students were amazed to see how easily 2-D animation can be done on the Amiga. The Mac display, resolution, and color were impressive, but the Amiga's ease of use, sophisticated animation software, short production time, and real-time playback quickly earned a solid group of enthusiasts. Some students painted animations frame by frame in traditional style, but realized dramatically reduced production times using Lite Amiga. Pencil tests, coloring, and layering of images are all strengths of the computer medium, and the talented students were quick to capitalize on these advantages. Next summer’s classes are scheduled to include beginning, intermediate, and advanced sessions. For further information, contact CSU Summer Arts, The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802, Joel Hagen 2000-and-l: An Amiga and a Sci-Fi Author Zooming Through Trees with the Greatest of Ease AmigaWorld editor-in-chiej Doug Barney recently received a letter from British sciencejiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Dr. Clarke, who now resides in Sri Lanka, is author of 2001: A Space Odyssey (among scores of other hooks), the originator of communications satellites, and owner of an Amiga 2000. Let's zoom into the middle of the letter, where Dr. Clarke explains what he has been doing with his Amiga. . . ... I use [my Amiga] largely to explore the Mandlebrot Set, which 1 became obsessed with around 1985, and which is one of the themes of my latest novel, The Ghost from the Grand Banks. I’ve spent many happy hours with MandFXP from Cygnus Software and saved quite a few subsets that I’d discovered. When passing through the UK in July 1988,1 had the privilege of making a television programme with Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, “God, the Universe and Everything Else,” and I showed Stephen some "Black Holes" that I'd discovered exploring the Set at tremendous magnifications expanding it to the size ofthc orbit of Mars. When this programme finally goes on the air, it will show the Amiga to millions of people. ... 1 still have fantasies of getting enough time to do some serious programming on the Amiga, and whether 1 need it or not, I suppose 1 won’t be able to resist the CD version when it’s available. Meanwhile, my best wishes to all your other Amiganauts out there in Cotnputerland. C jcX- C CJ2jl Arthur C. Clarke Headliners is compiled by Barbara Gefvert. Send your news bits to Headliners, AmigaWorld Editorial 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. OBITUS You're in the depths of your own worst nightmare . . . But this time there's no waking up. Lost and alone in a dangerous and alien world you must discover where you are, how you got there . . . And how you’re going to get out! In a frantic search of the unfamiliar land you explore aMAZEing forests, mines and underground complexes collecting objects and interacting with indigenous creatures. Re-emerging into daylight you race along perfect parallax action scenes, dispatching enemies as you battle ever deeper into the unknown. Impelling RPG with more than a dash of hackin’- slash. ARMOUR-GEDDON Post-Holocaust: A power crazed entity desires control of earth. They develop an energy beam and intend to bounce it off a custom-built satellite back to earth . All unprotected life will be wiped out. You select and control up to six diverse hi-tech vehicles at once in a race against time to seek and destroy enemy power lines and eventually knock out their beam generator. Build up your arsenal by collecting enemy resources to help develop and create your own new weapon systems. Featuring a sophisticated head-to-head serial link enabling ‘being-there’ realism between two players. Armour-Geddon: Strategy and simulation synthesized to perfection. Screen Shots from the Amiga version. - KtimclT a rrn CXTCRNrfL
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- IT Commodore Amiga, Commodore CDTV, Atari ST PC Compatibles PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary's Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Circle 310 on Reader Service card REVIEWS Dra v4D A class by iiselj By Geoffrey Williams ALTHOUGH CATEGORIZED BY its manual as a multidimensional struc- tured-drawing and animation program, Draw4D is neither a replacement for Gold Disk's Professional Diaw struc- tured-drawing program nor a competitor in the latest generation of 3-D animation software. It sits somewhere in between, offering unique capabilities. Draw4D’s primary users will probably be desktop publishers who need to make three-dimensional drawings. Those interested primarily in 3-D as such will turn to such heavy hitters as Imagine (Impulse), Animatiomjourneyman (Hash Enterprises), or Light Wave 3D (New- Tek). As an adjunct to Professional Draw and Gold Disk’s layout program, Professional Page, Draw4D offers some interesting capabilities. When you boot Draw4D, you see two lines in the horizontal plane rotating li om the center of a vertical line. These color-coded lines represent the X (red), Y (white), and Z (black) axes, around which you draw your object. You can stop the rotation with the spacebar and begin drawing, or you can choose an X, Y, or Z view by clicking on one of the boxes in the upper-right corner ol the toolbox. Once you have drawn an object, you can rotate it in real time along any of the axes using the numbei keypad. In fact, you can rotate it along all three axes at the same time. This makes it very easy to change your chawing view or the angle of the object. Rotation is very smooth on an A3000, and even reasonably last on an unaccelerated A1000. If you are new to 3-D, this method is probably easier to understand than the tri-view approach employed by other 3-D software. It enables you to rotate and see the object as if it actually were a three-dimensional solid. Unlike Professional Draw, Draw4D is based on polygons rather than bezier curves. In a polygon-based system, a circle is made up of a series of short straight lines connected at wide angles. The more lines, the more smooth and round the circle appeal s. While common in 3-D programs, this approach is a serious limitation for structured drawing software. Draw4D was not, however, designed to stand 011 its own. To take full advantage of it in desktop publishing, you need Professional Draw for shading, touching up, and adding detail to an object. Draw4D is not an illustrator’s tool, but a tool for creating three-dimensional objects. To the Point Everything in Draw4D is point-based. (f _ YOUR IVR A! V I have only had Draw4D for a couple of weeks, but I’ve gone through the whole manual and found it not as friendly as some other software manuals. It is set up like a textbook, so it’s hard to follow; you really have to dig in to get through it. The program, oil the other hand, is very powerful and does a good job of object creation. It gives you control over all the points in a polygon. It’s pretty stable. Too; 1 haven’t seen a guru once. As far as things I wish it offered, I would list texture mapping, IFF-brush mapping, and Arexx support. George Lunger Lisbon, Oil For example, a triangle has three points. To change the triangle’s shape, you grab one of the points and move it. Add one point to transform it into a rectangle, or multiple points to change it into a circle. To join two objects, you attach them by their points, not by the lines that make up the objects. White you can draw objects freehand, the several built-in primitives let you automatically make squares, cubes, triangles, pyramids, arcs, and spheres. You create objects from a series of polygons, and can manipulate them either individually or in groups in a variety of ways. You can done, stretch, mirror, and slant them by setting the proper parameters and clicking on the appropriate icon 011 the toolbar. The tools that transform simple two- dimensional shapes into three dimensions are very powerful. Extrusion is easy, and you can adjust the size of one end of the extrusion to change a square into a pyramid or a circle into a pointed spike. The Sweep tool works like a lathe, transforming a circle, for example, into a sphere or a donut, depending upon where you set the center. A favorite feature of mine is Pipe Extrude: First, you draw a basic path, such as the curve in Figure 1, for the extrusion to follow. You then create a template shape for the extrusion, as in the pentagon in the upper-left corner. The program extrudes the pentagon shape along the curve s path, creating the teacup handle in Figure 2. This is a very powerful tool that is easy to use, and it greatly simplifies the creation of complex objects. Draw4D lets nonartists create drawings that would be beyond their abilities otherwise. Making a drawing of a pen, for example, is easier for me in Draw4D than it is in Pro Draw. I would create a circle, extrude ii into a cylinder, taper one end, extrude a smaller cylinder for the top button, draw an outline of the pocket clip, and extrude that. Draw4D handles the most difficult parts, which deal with perspective and curves. Tweaking Text Draw4D has very good text support. Two fonts are included, and also the ability to create your own font sets. Your fonts do not have to be letters of the alphabet; they could be architectural objects or any set of symbols you might want to assign to the keyboard. In addition, the company promises to release new fonts in the near future. You can use all of the polygon tools on text, including Pipe Extrude. Creating extruded text and slanting it in perspective is a snap. Once extruded, the entire character set can be saved as a 3-D font. You can create a lot of very impressive text effects this way, and I think this is one of the program’s best features. Once you have created an object, you can enter Render mode and create a solid view in your choice of resolutions, including HAM mode. Unfortunately, this is one of the weakest parts of the program. You can set the direction and intensity of two light sources, but Draw4D does not do ray tracing, so you cannot make objects cast shadows or reflect other objects. For gray-stale desktop-publishing reproduction, the quality is fine, but for professional video work, the results are unacceptable. HAM mode works pretty well, but the dithering routines for nonHAM images are not very good and do not approach the excellent dithering in Pro Draw. Even at their best, the images look cartoonish and far below the standards set by the best 3-D programs. Obviously, a lot of work went into the program’s animation features. Animation is easy: You can transform any polygon into a path that any other polygon or object will follow. Most of die tools that you can use on a polygon you can also use on a path. You can link paths and easily set speeds and acceleration or deceleration rates along the path. Very complex movements can be created fairly easily. There are both Wireframe and Quick preview' inodes, so that even on an A1000 you can get a good idea of what your animation will look like before you render it. Clips in 3-D The program's real strength is its ability to save three-dimensional objects as Professional Draw clips. You can create whole sets of objects and then, when you need them, you can angle them into position on your current project and save them out as clips. This is something you just cannot do in a 2-D program, and it gives you a wide range of flexibility in using the objects you create. There have been many times when I needed perspective on a piece of clip art and had to redraw the entire image to make it look l ight. With this capability, you can position and take a snapshot of the "real thing.” Draw4D also saves in its own format, but it does not save in formats compatible with any other programs. This makes it a dead end as a 3-D development tool, because many people like to model in one program and render in another. It is also unfortunate because Draw4D is a very nice modeler. While there is no standard 3-D file format, if Draw4D supported just one of the major 3-D formats, you could use its objects with other programs by way of a translation utility. I was also disappointed to find that Draw4D cannot load in anything but its own format not even a Pro Draw clip. 1 had been looking forward to digitizing an object, using Pro Draw’s autotrace feature oil it, and then popping it into Draw4D to extrude it into three dimen- ? Sions. .Alas, this is not possible. Increased compatibility with other programs is very important for the future success of Draw4D. All in all, I like the program, but it has Haws and limitations and does overreach itself a bit. .As a tool for creating 3-D drawings for desktop publishing, it is easy to use and does the job quite handily. As a 3-D animation tool, it has powerful capabilities but is limited by the quality of its output and an inability to export objects into other 3-D programs. You can create complex animated movements, but the objects themselves lack realism and detail. Animation capabilities may be all tiiat you need, but I would not buy it for this alone. For desktop publishers, however especially nonartists like me who wind up having to draw anyway -it is definitely worth J i 4 consideration. Draw4D Adspec Programming PO Box 13 Salem, OH 44460 216 337-3325 S249 Ajo special requirements. Mega-Midget Racer Power to the masses By Sheldon Leemon UNTIL THE RELEASE of Mega-Midget Racer (MMR), A500 and A1000 owners could only imagine the exhilaration of running programs eight to ten times faster than on their stock machines. With these users as well as A2000 owners in mind, CSA, first in bringing Amiga accelerator boards to market in years past, introduces the one-size-fits-al I 68030 accelerator. Following on the heels of the company’s low-cosi 68020 accelerator, Midget Racer, MMR represents its next step in bringing increased processing power to the Amiga. In a word, the Mega-Midget Racer’s design adds up to flexibility. You can install the board easily by plugging it into the 68000-processor socket of any A500 or A2000. A little more work, however, is required for an A1000 installation because the hoard overlaps the disk-drive area. A1000 owners can either convert the internal drive to an external floppy or pay CSA an additional fee to modify the diskdrive cage with a new ' -height model. MMR’s CPU and 32-bit RAM each come on separate plug-together modules, which makes for a wide variety of configurations (and prices). While a bare board lists for only $ 675, the 33-MHz model with a 33-MHz 68882 math co- ZY0VR 11KV! TT' I just added the memory expansion board to MMR, so I have not really had a chance to test it, but in 16-bit memory, it is the nicest of the accelerators. After trying the board with several major programs, my only problems have been with games. It doesn’t seem to make any sense that they will not work in 32-bit memory, but there’s real 68000 on board, so I can switch back for games. Karl Kugel Chatsivorth, CA processor, 8MB of 32-bit dynamic RAM, and 512K of 32-bit static RAM will set you back $ 3892. Our lest model, a 25MHz 68030 and 68882 with 2MB of dynamic RAM (DRAM) and 512K of static RAM (SRAM), lists at about $ 2000. The basic Mega-Midget is a rather small board (4x5 inches) socketed for a 68030 processor (required) and 68882 coprocessor (optional), four static RAM modules, and your 68000 processor. To install it, remove the 68000, plug it into the MMR, and then plug the assembly back into the 68000 socket. The hardest part of the process is opening up your computer to get to the 68000, but dear instructions are provided. A500 owners need a Torx screwdriver to open the case and remove the metal shielding. A2000 owners must remove the metal cage that holds the disk drive and power supplv. Installation should take no more than ten minutes, even if you've never taken your computer apart before. Calculating Decisions You can add two options to the main board itself. To install a 68882 math coprocessor, simply plug the chip into the waiting socket. As with most accelerator boards, the MMR allows you to run your math chip at the same speed as the 68030 processor, or at a higher speed by adding a faster crystal. Your decision on whether or not to add a math chip should depend upon the type of programs you typically run. The vast majority of Amiga programs do not use high- precision floating-point math, so they will not run any faster with a math chip. The only programs that use such chips are spreadsheets, CAD, and 3-D rendering programs. Adding a 68882 will do nothing for most paint, presentation- graphics, or video-titling programs. You can also add up to 512K of 32-bit static RAM to the main board by using the four sockets provided. Static RAM is faster and much more expensive than dynamic RAM. (The list price on the full 512K is $ 399 as compared to about $ 40 for comparable DRAMS.) You can use static RAM as fast 32-bit memory, which, as we will see later, makes a big difference in the performance of this system. Wit 11 a utility provided, you can move the code for Kickstart 1.3 into 256K of this memory. Running Kickstart out of 32-bit memory accelerates all programs that use the Amiga interface because such programs rely heavily on code within the Kickstart ROM. Considering its high price lag, many people may conclude that SRAM is not cost effective, especially as you can achieve similar results more cheaply with an optional DRAM board. SRAM prices are falling, however, and if the cost becomes comparable, MMR is ready. .Also, CSA maintains that the same four sockets used for SRAM can be used for Kickstart ROMs (or EPROMS) il it can license Kickstart 2.0. If this happens, it will provide an inexpensive solution for 32-bit access to Kickstart as well as an opportunity to upgrade to version 2.0. If you prefer, you can add less-expensive dynamic RAM to MMR with a Mega- Memory expansion board. Mega-Memory plugs into the end of the MMR and about doubles its size. The socketed board accepts either one or two megabytes of DRAM 256X4 DIP chips, or four or eight megabytes of DRAM lmx4 DIPs. CSA also plans another, smaller version of the the board that will use ZIP-packagc RAM chips and will not he ('.out in tied on p. 20 Legends tell of a time wfiten fear ruled the land. A time wh Pno man, woman or child was safe from the spread of evil. A time when a fierce Demon sent his evil minions to roam through the land and make the Kingdom his own. That time is upon us once again.. You have been summoned by the King to defend the realm, rescue the Princess, and rid the Kingdom of the evil Demon before all is lost. Your quest will lead you through caves, swamps, temples and castles before reaching your ultimate challenge.. .the Demon himself. Wrath of the Demon combines spectacular graphics, animation, sound andjdayability, featuring: v
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Although you do not need 32-bit memory to run MMR, the board will not perform anywhere near its peak level without it, because the processor can execute instructions only as quickly as it can fetch them (and their associated data) from memory. When the 68030 talks to the 16-bit bus, it must slow down to normal Amiga speed, largely negating the power advantage. A Mega-Midget Racer running without 32-bit memory performs about three times faster than a normal Amiga (or roughly the speed of a Commodore 68020 accelerator board with 32-bit memory), but that’s still only about a third as fast as it will go with 32- bit memory attached. With 32-bit RAM, you can gain even more speed by moving Kickstart into this RAM with Dave Haynie’s I’D program, SetCPU. Unlike most other accelerators, MMR's memory does not auto-configure meaning your Amiga will not recognize extra static or dynamic RAM until you add a configuration program to your startup- sequence. On the oilier band, because MMR adds memory at addresses outside the normal range of Amiga auto-config space, any memory you add via the MMR will not count towards the 9-MB auto-config ceiling. This means you can add 8MB of MMR RAM on top of the normal 9MIi of system memory. J Hard Facts Using a set of tests 1 devised for a previous review of the Commodore 2630, GVP Impact accelerator, and Hurricane 2800 (see Jul. 1989, p.38), the MMR configuration used (25MHz processor and coprocessor, 2MB of DRAM, 512K of SRAM) ran at about the same speed as most other 25MHz 68030 configurations (including the A30Q0), and within about 10 percent or so of the 28MHz GVP board. Consequently, the MMR should be considered roughly comparable to other accelerators in its class. While 32-bit memory provided a big boost in speed, the MMR’s performance without it was similar to that of the old 68020-based A2500 20 with 32-bit RAM. Software compatibility was similar to these other boards, with no noticeable problems except for certain copy-protected games. The MMR board lets you switch back to 68000 mode via software if you run into any compatibility problems. About the only problem I encountered while testing the board was with A-Max II. The Macintosh emulator, which functioned somewhat erratically. But A-Max 11 owners have had problems with other accelerators, too, according to CSA. The fault is with A-Max II, not MMR. 1 was quite favorably impressed with USA's Mega-Midget Racer board. It is neat and well-designed, using a number of custom parts and surface-mount technology (a fairly sophisticated design approach). It is flexible enough to allow users to tailor the system to suit their needs (and pocketbook) and also to transfer to another system when it’s time to upgrade. CSA is a well-established company, and 1 have always found the technical support staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. Most of all, I was impressed with the sight of a mere A500 running as fast as an A3000 or a Macintosh I lei. Going back is tough indeed. Mega-Midget Racer CSA 7564 Trade St., San Diego, CA 92121 619 566-3911 S675 Xo special requirements A2232 Multi Serial- Port Board Seven ports in which to dock when the serial storm descends By Lou Wallace IF YOU USE a wide variety of hardware, one troublesome problem you are sure to encounter is the need to access two devices that require the Amiga’s single serial port. For example, you may want to hook up both an external modem and a laser-disc player, both of which join at the serial port. Maybe your printer uses the serial port, too, or perhaps you want to interface with other computers to create your own mini-network. You might also want to set up a multiline BBS, but with only one serial port you are limited to a single line. In all of these cases, the best solution is a multiple serial-port card. There are a couple of such cards on the market that provide two serial ports, but Commodore’s own answer is the A2232, a seven-port serial card for the A2000 and A3000 series of computers (there is no A500 or A1000 card). Because the Amiga's standard serial port is still available when the board is installed, the device gives you a total of eight serial ports. (If you wish, you can add multiple A2232 cards; each board will add another seven ports.) In order to lit seven ports on a single card, Commodore configured them as small, round, mini-DIN ports and tucked seven mini-DIN-to-DB25 serial cables in the package. To attach a standard serial device to the board, you need only use one of the cables. Installation of the hardware is very simple; just open the computer and insert the card into any of the available 100-pin slots. Before performing the actual installation, however, you should first determine whether the devices you wish to connect require any modification. The A2232 uses pins 2 and 3 to transmit and receive data, respectively. If your serial device requires the opposite setup, and if the cable you are using cannot perform the switch, you can swap the pins using the jumpers that the A2232 provides for each port. While most devices do work in the A2232’s default configuration, it will save you some trouble if you check before installing the board in the computer. On Disk Once you have inserted the board and reassembled vour machine, vou need to install the accompanying software. The two most important items to be added to your system are a serial.device driver (for the SYS:DEVS directory), and a new Preferences program. The new serial, device supports more than one serial peripheral, while the Preferences software has an option for designating which of ? 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You’ll spend more time using your computer and less time waiting for it to transfer files and load programs, because the SupraDrive 500XP transfers data up to 40 times faster than floppy disk drives. You can easily add up to 8MB RAM, additional Amiga bus peripherals (like digitizers), or SCSI peripherals (like removable media, tape backups, or addon hard drives). And if you need help, you can count on Supra’s knowledgeable, friendly technical support staff and one year warranty. SupraDrive 500XP is a trademark of Supra Corporation. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. : = 1 Available at your local dealer, or call: II Supra Corporation 1 »nn Wot mvo 1 -(100-17 & T*q f 72 503-967-9075, 1133 Commercial Way. Albany, OR 97321. USA the eight serial ports is to be the default. The A2232 sets up the standard Amiga serial port as port 1, and numbers the ports it provides as 2-8. By using the nevv Preferences to select any one of the eight as the default, software can work with whichever port you want it to use, not just the standard Amiga port. Among the other supplied software are a copy of Commodore’s AmigaTerm (a telecommunications program that supports multiple serial devices) and some examples of mountlists. Also included are new versions of the AmigaDOS MOUNT command, the Aux-Hancller, and the Port-Handier, which are necessary in using the A2232 (the Aux-Han- dler is used when adding multiple terminals to one Amiga). The supplied Install program copies the new versions of software to your system disk, but unfortunately it does not actually add any mountlist entries for 4 you. For those with experience in editing a mountlist, this should not be a problem. And even novices should not find the procedure too difficult if they follow the examples that are supplied. Give ’Em the Hook Once I had the board and software installed in my A2000, 1 added a modem to one port, a Sony LDP 1200 laser-disc player to a second, and a null modem connected with a different computer to a third. Using AmigaTerm, 1 accessed the modem while AmigaVision (Commodore’s authoring language) controlled the laser-disc player. Meanwhile, I used the null modem to send and receive data to and from the other computer. According to the documentation, the A2232’s serial ports support speeds from 50-19,200 baud. Because of some oddities in the A2232, however, it is technically possible (although the documentation does not mention it) to reach a baud rate of 115,200. I did not try this speed myself, but AmigaTerm does support it, and, supposedly, any other software that requests the 115.2K baud speed can get it from the A2232. There are no supported speeds between 19.2K and the “magic” 115.2K baud rates. The A2232 solved a nagging problem I'd had in using AmigaVision to control DigiView (NewTek's video digitizer) via Arexx (the inter-process control protocol included in AmigaDOS 2.0 and available separately from William Hawes). 1 wanted AmigaVision to sequentially change frames on the laser disc and then send a command to DigiView (which joins the Amiga through the parallel port) to digitize the image, so that 1 could automate the creation of a digitized animation. T he problem was that as soon as DigiView digitized a frame, AmigaVision lost control of the serial port and the laser-disc player. I solved the problem by using one of the A2232 ports instead of the serial port. For me, the A2232 was a useful solution to a problem. If your needs are such that multiple serial ports running up to 19.2K baud will be of help, then you should look into the A2232. A2232 Multi Serial-Port Board Commodore Business Machines 1200 Wilson Dr. West Chester, PA 19380 215 436-4200 S3 99 Ay> special requirements. About tc rrtevnat 9o 110 Power we' k '9° 2000 lay Wfllibu Board and Carolina Card orntrodamorki ol log*col 0 n wo ki. TtgifWod trodomorki arc Ihe properties ol thoir rmpoctrvo holders California Access. Bodega ° Inc All Olher Irodemorks Of Circle 4 on Reader Service card. R K V I E W S Easyl 1.3 SketchMaster AproDR-AW 2.4 If you’ve got a headache from hying to draw with a mouse, take three tablets and. . . By Gene Brawn A FEW YEARS ago, when I First tried a drawing tablet, I found it awkward to use. Its cursor was erratic and unable to keep pace with my drawing. Thankfully, competition has forced vendors to produce more intuitive, responsive software, and the Amiga now sports three makes of digital graphics tablets (Anakin’s Easyl
1. 3, Dakota s SketchMaster, and R 8c Dls AproDraw 2.0), with a fourth (from Centaur Software) in the wings. These easy-to-use input devices are attracting tt aditional artists who are more comfortable using an electronic pen and pad than a mouse. Animators love them. Using a graphics tablet as an animation table, the artist employs a stylus to trace the animation into the computer cel by cel. Special scaling software, provided with any tablet worth its electrons, allows engineers and draftsman to adjust the screen's scale to match that of a mechanical drawing. Using a puck to enter data point by point from a blueprint directly into a 3-D modeler couldn’t be easier. A less obvious application is using a tablet to input database information from standard, pre-printed forms: Simply place the completed form on the pad and point to the items to enter (check boxes work best). Two For Three These three tablets use two disparate input technologies. With the Easyl, you can use any blunt object to apply pressure to the pad’s surface and thus position the cursor. Two buttons on the Easyfs frame allow you to emulate mouse-button clicks. Both AproDraw and newcomer SketchMaster, on the other hand, provide a plug-in electronic stylus, which you hold in contact with or slightly above the surface of the tablet to direct the cursor. To simulate a right mouse-button click, press the button on the stylus barrel; to simulate a left mouse-button click, gently push the stylus tip against the pad. Both of the latter systems also include a puck as an alternate input device. Similar to a mouse without a roller ball, each puck has three buttons and a crosshair. Easyl 1.3 The grandcladdy of Amiga digitizing tablets is Easy] 1.3.''The pad sports an active -
- x ot V10se AL I FORM I A ACCE5 TWAINS .O S 90 Los Gatos, 9503Q Fax (40B) 378-0397 drawing area of 8.5 x 1 1,5 inches and mates to the expansion port of the A500 and A1000 via a custom controller box with a pass-through connector. The A2000 controller is supplied on a card. Just plug it in and run the software driver, and you are in business. Power is provided courtesy of your Amiga, so if you have a fully-loaded computer, beware of the possibility of overloading your system's power supply. Anakin has gone to great lengths to respond to users' needs; the product is much improved over earlier versions. “Lefties” will appreciate software options that orient the pad’s mouse-control but- SkeLch Master is really good, and while its capabilities are similar to Apro- Draw's, it is less expensive. Dakota seems to lie a consumer-friendly company, interested in promoting software applications. It works perfectly with Digi-Paint. One problem I found with Deluxe- Video 111 is that although it works while you are creating a storyboard, it is not compatible with the play option. 1 understand, though, that Dakota is working to fix this bug. Sketch Master's driver is quick and small, and although it does not have a power supply, I found that it worked fine on a stock A2000, on an A20G0 with a (58030 processor, and on a fully- loaded A500. The plastic overlay is nice, and both the hardware and soil- ware are easy to install. The package includes drivers for DOS, so you can use it with 115 M compatibles. Also, the tablet's connector is nine-pin IBM style, with a 25-pin, Amiga-standard converter. Ray Adams Tucson, AZ tons to their frame of reference. Excellent scaling and set-up utilities are also included, as is a paint program (although I’m not sure why they bothered, considering all the paint software available). The Easyl is light and rests comfortably on my lap. Its input approach allows you to draw directly into your Amiga while preserving the tactile drag and visual feedback of graphite on paper. Because the tablet uses pressure technol- ogy, no connected stylus or puck is needed (or supplied). Just place a sheet of paper onto the pad and draw; the pencil’s pressure moves the pointer. I thought I would prefer the barrel- switched stylus supplied with most tablets, but after working with Easyl for some time, I’m not so sure there is something seductive about pencil against paper. Sketch Master The newest company on the scene, Dakota, supplies its SketchMaster tablet, manufactured by GTCO, in two sizes: 12 x 12 inches and 12 x 18 inches. Standard equipment includes scaling software, a stylus, a puck, and an external power supply. A nice touch is the plastic overlay that holds and protects paper documents. Apparently, the tablet gets extra power from the serial port, because it works with the A1000 only if you add a resistor to the power pin on the serial cable. You need to know your way around a soldering iron to make the modification. To book up the hardware, plug in the power supply and connect it to the pad; then connect a second cable, which extends from the tablet, to the serial port. You set the system-configuration options, including the size of the active drawing area, from the Workbench icons or from the Info requester. That's the good stuff; here’s the bad: A bug in the stylus software causes the cursor to go crazy in the lower third of hires screens. Also, the stylus tip is simply too big for fine tracing work. Neither was 1 comfortable with the stylus for heavy point-and-click work. When 1 turned to my mouse for relief, 1 discovered that it did not work when the stylus was plugged in. If you need mouse functions while you use the pad, you will have to use the puck. Although scaling software comes with the SketchMaster, it is not up to the level ol the other two packages. Unfortunately. Based on the unit 1 tested, 1 cannot recommend SketchMaster. AproDraw 2.0 R 8c 1)1. Productions sells the Sumtna- Sketcli II line of pads in three sizes: 9x6 inches, 12 inches square, and 18 x 12 inches. Because the unit employs an external power supply, you can use a “plain Jane” gender changer to connect (he hardware to an AlOOO’s serial port. Complete with AproDraw, R & DL s proprietary driver, the package includes configuration and scaling software, as well as a stylus and a puck. Another Amiga veteran, R & DL has obviously invested a lot of time to improve its software. The comprehensive scaling program, with its simple point- and-click interface, makes resizing easy. The cursor is very stable (after an occasional hiccup), and an old problem with DeluxePaint’s (Electronic Arts) overscan mode was finally fixed. (Easyl and AproDraw also accommodate overscan.) Hooking up the tablet would be easier if the manual had diagrams, especially one ?y - _;=CT): YO TURN! I As director of the Mountain Valley Arts Council, 1 use AproDraw 2.2 and an Amiga in working with kids in grades Four through six. Using the scaling and configuration software, 1 offset the top edge of the 12x12 pad so that the active working area is confined to the lower two-thirds. By doing that, we can hang the keyboard off the edge of the tablet and use both it and the pad in controlling DehixePaint. When selecting D Runt's shape-drawing commands, input from the tablet is slow and tends to overshoot. For such things, the mouse is faster and more effective. We find, however, that using the pen is easier than the mouse for freehand drawing. AproDraw is very intuitive; in fact, nothing else does as good a job. We used a pressure-sensitive pad, the Easyl, for a while, but found that kids were forever leaning on it, causing the cursor to move to the spot they were touching. With version 2.2 of the software, R & DL cleaned up a lot of lings. There are still incompatibilities with some software, though 1 think because AproDraw works at the system’s exec level. I was using the Q-Mouse program to blank the pointer, for example, and found that once the pointer disappeared from the screen, it wouldn't come back without a mouse present. John Dandurand Guntersville, AL that shows that the power cord plugs into the serial-port connector. I had a heck of a time with this. The stylus supplied with this pad is much better than that offered for Sketch- Continued on p. 94 The Malibu Board SCSI Controller and Catalinav Ram expansion daughterboard.
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* Video and co-processor upgrade options coming soon. Contact your local dealer for more details or call (408) 378-0340 Your Access To The Future 4 Cruc- We’ll play Holmes to your Watson as Detective Brawn scrutinizes this Baker’s dozen of Amiga paint programs. Whether you need blue carbuncles, orange pips, silver blazes, or just a simple study in scarlet it’s an elementary deduction that you’ll find one member of this speckled band that can deliver a solution. By Gene Brawn NO I SURPRISINGLY, I I IK Amiga boasts no fewer than 13 2-1) paint programs, plus a few more if you take into account those included in software bundled with other equipment, such as Toaster Paint. Granted, the Amiga is an artist’s dream machine, but is that reason enough to justify the creation of so many applications? Perhaps not, but il a program is highly successful, then others will copy it. In addition, if there is a chink in the leader’s armor, an entrepreneur will surely exploit it. A good case in point is DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts). Although it dominates the 2-1) paint marketplace, it is bv no means the complete package. Dpaint lacks important HAM capabilities, its text handling leaves me cold, and novices are often intimidated by its power. Enter Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek) to fill the HAM gap. Express Paint (Oxxi) to address the text problems, and, recently, My Paint (Centaur) as a candidate for the preschool Picasso not yet ready for a powerful paint package. T his multiplicity of paint programs for the Amiga is a blessing in disguise. Because no one program ? Does it all, I routinely use three or four to complete my average project. .Amiga artists are fortunate to have such high-quality, inexpensive graphics software so readily available. Take advantage of this abundance and use the right tool for the job, which is what the 12 comparison charts that follow are designed to help you do. But First a Word from the Author Before we get to those comparisons, 1 have to admit I have rnv own favorites for a variety of different j circumstances. Based on personal experience, here are my proven winners in several categories. Best Niche Program It's My Paint, hands down. 1 had a great time playing with this colorful, noisy program. Designed for kids up to eight years old, My Paint features an animated, iconic toolbox that is as much fun to look at as it is to use. Although the program allows for only 12 colors, that is enough to satisfy the bold, primary-color requirements of the unsophisticated young artist. Programs up to 64 Colors DeluxePaint 111 remains the standard, despite stiff competition from Express Paint and newcomer The Graphics Workshop (Holosoft). I)Paint’s responsive, if not spartan, interface sets the standard by which 2-D paint programs are measured. Fast, functional. And powerful, it is the professional’s choice. Not Much for the Novice I regret that I cannot recommend any of the programs designed for beginners. Images (Oxxi) is creaky with age; The Graphics Studio (Accolade) is too limited and too Mac-like for the Amiga environment; and Spritz (Oxxi) is so similar to the same company’s Express Paint that 1 wonder why it exists at all. Instead, I advise that even for this category you stick with DeluxePaim 111. With a little effort, you will find it works on nearly any level, and it is blessed with a great manual. 24-Bit Color Both Mega Paint (Pseudo Vision) and Macro Paint (Lake Forest Logic) have internal palettes of 16 million colors, but each displays its results differently. Macro Paint’s ability to work in NewTek’s Dynamic HiRes mode is a programming tour deforce. Regrettably, the software’s functionality is severely limited by a small set of basic tools. Mega Paint, too, is crippled by an even more limited toolbox and an innovative, but ultimately disappointing gray-scale interface. In fairness, these applications are designed for frame buffers and 16-million color displays, and this makes it difficult to compare them with more traditional paint programs. Unfortunately, however, both programs seem more like demonstration versions than About the Charts Amiga 2-D paint applications can be grouped into five categories, all based in one way or another on color count: “Novice” (which includes the “Kids” designation for My Paint and by which we mean programs with 32 colors or fewer), Extra_Halfbrite (64 colors: 32 plus an additional 32 in Halfbrite mode), HAM (4096), and 24-bit RGB (16 million); the “All" (resolutions) category is the sole province of Deluxe PhotoLab (Electronic Arts). It is included here solely to emphasize the need for more applications in this neglected area. Although I tried to provide as much information about these programs as I could, not every function of every program appears in the lists. Some tools I judged to be frivolous, others too obscure. Chart Symbols:
• = Function or feature available c = Limit of chip RAM r = Limit of all RAM Table 1. Amiga Paint Programs PROGRAM CLASS PUBLISHER PRICE MINIMUM MEMORY My Paint Kids Centaur $ 49.95 512K The Graphics Studio Novice Accolade $ 49.95 512K Images Novice Oxxi Aegis $ 99.95 512K Spritz Novice Oxxi $ 79.95 512K Chroma Paint 64 Designing Minds S 39.95 512K DeluxePaint 111 64 Electronic Arts $ 149.95 1MB Express Paint 64 Oxxi S139.95 512K The Graphics Workshop 64 HoloSoft Technologies S100.00 1MB Digl-Paint 3 HAM NewTek S 99.95 512K Photon Paint 2.0 HAM Mlcrolllusions $ 149.95 1MB Deluxe PhotoLab All Electronic Arts * 1MB Macro Paint RGB Lake Forest Logic $ 139.95 1MB Mega Paint RGB Pseudo Vision $ 249.00 2MB
* No longer sold separately, but bundled with DeluxeVldeo 111 for S149.95. finished applications. 1 cannot recommend either. The HAM Wars A tough choice here, blit 1 go with Digi-Paint 3, despite its studied ignorance of fill and perspective tools. I he elegance of its smoothing and shading routines, coupled with a logical and responsive interlace, make it a pleasure to use. With all due respect for its power and the novelty of its 3-D texture map- Continued on p. 3d Table 2. Display Management My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Menus On Off • • • • • • • • • • • • Status Display file name • • • • cursor x y • • • • • • • • • • memory status • • • mode • • • • • • frame number • • • x y z degrees • • • Clear Screen • • • • • • • • • • • • • Change Resolutions • • • • • • • • Auto Configure Pix1 • • • • • • • Center Display2 • • • • Center Cursor3 • • • Fast Feedback • • • Spare merge • file • • • copy • • • • • • • number 1 1 r r 10 1 1 r r 1 Notes: 1 Auto Configure Pix: Sets the display to the new picture’s resolution. 2 Center Display: Displays the center of the Image, regardless of resolution. 3 Center Cursor: Centers the image beneath the cursor. Table 3. Display Formats My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Lo-res • • • • • • • • • • • Hl-res • • • • • • • • • • Interlace • • • • • • • • • • • Extra_Halfbrite • • • • • • HAM • • • • 24-bit RGB • • Dyna-res A-res • Overscan max horizontal (pix) 704 704 758 672 384 352 r r max vertical (pix) 440 480 440 440 480 480 r r SuperBltmap max horizontal (pix) 8192 r r 1024 1024 1024 r r max vertical (pix) c r r 1024 1024 1024 r r PAL • • • • • • • Table 4. Tools PROGRAMS My Paint Graphics Studio Images Sprite Chroma Paint Dpaint Express Paint Graphics Workshop Digi* Paint Photon Paint Deluxe PhotoLab Macro Paint Mega Paint Airbrush • • • • • • • • • • • size nozzle • • • • ¦ • • • • • adjust density • • • • • pattern spray • • shape round • • • • • • • • • • rectangle • • • • • custom • • Freehand dotted • • • • • • • • • • continuous • • • • • • • ¦ • • • • filled • • • • • • • • • Line rubber band • • • • • • • • • • • • radiant • • Curve 3-point • • • • • • • • • • 4-point • • • • arc • • wedge • Rectangle outline • • • • • • • • • • • • filled • • • ¦ • • • • • • • • Circle outline • • • • • • • • • • • filled • • • • • • • • center • • • • • • • • • • • corner • • Oval outline • • • • • • • • • • ¦ • filled • • • • • • • • • • center • • • • • • • • • • • corner • • • Polygon outline • • • • • • • • • filled • • • • • • • • Fill boundary' • • • color5 • • • • • • • • • • brush • • • • • • solid • • • • • • • pattern • • • • • • gradient • • • • • horizontal • • • • • • vertical • • • • • shape • • highlight • • • dither • • • • • • • text • perspective • • • • Abort Operation • • • • • ¦ • • • My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digt- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Right Button Draw • • • Keep Aspect Ratio • • • • • NOTES: 1 Fill boundary: Filf all colors until the selected color is reached. 2 Fill color: Fill all contiguous pixels of the selected color. Table 5. Brush Tools My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Types copy • • • • • • • • • • • cut-out • • ¦ • • • • rectangle • • • • • • • • • • • freehand • • • • • • • polygon • • • • built-in • • * • • • • • • • • • patterns • • • • matte • • • • • • • • • ASCII • Resize freehand • • ¦ • • • • • • • keep aspect ratio • • • • smooth • • • • half • * • • double • • • • Rotate fixed • • • • • • • • freehand ¦ • • ¦ • • • slant shear • • flip x y • • • • • • • • • • • • Multiple Brushes1 r r r 2 Reposition Handle • • • • Remap Colors • • • ¦ • Transparency • • • • • • • • • • • • Wrap 2-D • • • • • 3-Dz • Bend • • Twist • Spacing • • Restore Brush • • • • • • Shadows • • Perspective • • • • NOTES: 1 Multiple Brushes: Includes ANIMbrushes. 2 Wrap 3-D: Built-in 3-D objects. Table 6, Drawing Modes My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Color • • • • • • • • • • • • • Replace ¦ • • • Smear • • • • Smooth • • • • • • • Antialias • • • • • • • Blend • • • • • • • Cycle Draw • • • • • • Boolean AND Colorize • • • • • tint luminance • • • • • • SUB ADD (shade) • • • • • • ¦ • • MAX MIN • • • OR • • • XOR • • • mix • • • • Pantograph • • • Monochrome • • • • Pattern • • edit • Draw Thru’ • • • Notes: 1 Draw Thru: Add the area from the spare screen beneath the brush to the current picture. HAM Redux WAITING IN THE wings is Aegis Oxxi's SpectraColor. As a direct descendant of Microillusion’s Photon Paint, it appears to be a thorough overhaul of that venerable paint program, adding such new features as ANIMbrushes, tweening, and brush paths across animation cels. Nevertheless, the Photon family resemblance was unmistakable in the prerelease version 1 saw. ANIMbrushes are certainly the most welcome new feature to be found in SpectraColor. With this tool, artists can create composite animations using both background and brush cels. .Although you cannot use the new tweening feature to automate authentic key-frame animation (the first and last frames must be from the same brush), all of the brush effects arc active across all of the AN- Imbrush’s frames making it indeed a powerful new tool. On-screen definition of brush paths is another useful innovation. Simply click the tool’s icon and draw your path directly on the screen. It apppears that a great deal of programming effort went into the new, improved animation mode; and ANIM playback control is much better. Unfortunately, ANIM creation and manipulation need further work. AN I Ms are still assembled manually, fiame-by-tedious- framc. Although the animation playback speed of uncompressed frames is impressive, 1 would like a compressed (ANIM) mode, too. In addition, perhaps the programmers might throw in realtime speed control before the final release. Ultimately, SpectraColor is going to he more powerful than its predecessor, Photon Paint; the fact that it is building on the solid foundation of the earlier program is certainly an advantage. ?
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• he 8MB FAST RAM expansion capability. I populated with ZERO RAM. “Let's Standardize” Educational pricing program now available. Series If. FAAASTROM and GVP are trademarks of Great felley Products Inr Amiga and A2000 are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amiga. Inc ‘ GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, 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 ... ¦. :>g-. - : Consumers Circle 62 on Reader Senrice Card Dealers Cirde 145 on Reader Service Card i o c i s o 2 - i) (; r a p n i : s - i Table 7. Palette My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Max Colors 12 32 32 64 64 64 64 64 4096 4096 4096 16m 16m Multiple Palettes 8 6 • • 5 Copy • • • • • • • • • • • • Swap • • • • • • • Spread rgb1 • • •
• • • • • • • • • hsv2 • • • Adjust Color rgb1 • • • • • • • • • • • • hsv2 • • • • • • • Color Cycle • • • ¦ • • • • number of ranges 1 32 4 6 1 6 6 6 Efx Range • • • Use brush • • • Restore Last Palette • • • Pick From Screen • • • • • • • • • • Match Remap • • • • • • Default Set • • • • • • • Undo Changes • • • • • • • • NOTES: 1 rgb: red, green, and blue. 2 hsv: hue, saturation, and value. Table 8. Print Options My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Use Preferences • • • • • • Aspect Ratio • • • • Color • • • • PostScript • Page • • • Brush • • • • From p. 29 ping, I must confess I have never been comfortable with the other major contender, Photon Paint 2.0 (MicroIIlusions). The poor implementation of animation features and the absence of ANIMbrush tools frustrate this ambitious effort. A new version of the program, however, to be called SpectraCoIor, is being ramped up by another group. Oxxi Acgis, for release in I99l. (See the sidebar “HAM Redux” for a look at a prerelease version.) Best New Program I was impressed by the care and consideration lavished on The Graphics Workshop. Patterned (Inti tinned on p. AO - I
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• Free software updates to all registered owners! For full product information please contact your local Amiga dealer is a trademark of IBM. Commodore and Amiga are trademarks of Commodore. MSDOS and Windows 3.0 are trademarks of Microsoft. Hercules, Motorola, OliveuUnd shiba re demarts. Bnce is the registered German trademark of vortex Computersyateme GmbH. Table 11. Effects PROGRAMS My Paint Graphics Studio Images Spritz Chroma Paint Dpaint Express Paint Graphics Workshop Digi- Paint Photon Paint Deluxe PhotoLab Macro Paint Mega Paint Mirror Symmetry • • • • • • • Outline • • • • • Trim • Stencil color • • • • • area rectangle • • • • freehand • • background • • • foreground • Magnify levels 3 1 2 1 22 1 3 1 23 50 1 1 resize window • • • • visible main screen • • • • • • • • scroll • • • • • • • all tools functional • • • • • Grid1 • • • • • • • Flip Screen x y • • Undo Levels 1 1 1 r t r 1 1 1 1 1 Keep Aspect Ratio • • • • Repeat Last Action • • • Repeat Last Menu • • Mosaic • • • Tiles • • • • • Arexx Interface • • NOTES: 1 Grid: invisible Table 12. Text Handling My Graphics Chroma Express Graphics Digi- Photon Deluxe Macro Mega PROGRAMS Paint Studio Images Spritz Paint Dpaint Paint Workshop Paint Paint PhotoLab Paint Paint Method on-screen • • • • • type & place • • • • • • from file • Any Directory • • • • • Smoothing • Shadows • Edit • • • • • • • • • • Formatting • ColorFonts • • • • • ssSsSss® sC°'® Mva>ded Q 00ff" °0« «* B - ;- *&*&* f Shade* lilliB jfwft 1 S SsK y&S ‘•-ass- ' s-stfJ si na» halns yo“ ' mes**•rf »w
- SatfS&s&s*8, ss&S&Zr -** beV00 OrTiDai;* 0 cOmm,if VOUr . ,p n fn IK * rjdainst th Pei fors. T -•' ja>- tis£ - : ot co ysg r, G£- fcSS? '-gSrifeSA ¦SS, ~ psss&S-'Ss&s, deadly LJ* »hila baln„n3 spell, “• • ffiRj?". Festal PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary's Court Brookline, M A 02146 Telephone: (617)731-3553 Circle 311 on Reader Service card. Te e'ep From j). 34 closely on DeluxePaint, the software accoinnioclates cel animation and as many as ten ANIMbrushes, all moving on the same screen. Simply set the paths of the brushes with Dpaint-like Move requesters and then select Render to see the results. An improved palette tool and a comprehensive set of color-trans- formation functions round out this powerful package. I will use it for many of my future projects. ¦ Gene Brau n is a digital animator, graphics designer and frequent lecturer, as well as a contributing editor to AmigaWorld. Write to him c o Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Manufacturers’ Addresses Accolade 550 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 200 San Jose, CA 85128 408 985-1700 Centaur 4451-B Redondo Beach Blvd. Lawndale, CA 90260 213 542-2226 Designing Minds 3006 N. Main Logan, UT 84321 801 752-2500 Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 800 245-4525 HoloSoft Technologies 1637 E. Valley Parkway. Suite 172 Escondido, CA 92027 619 747-0663 Lake Forest Logic 28101 Ballard Rd., Unit E Lake Forest, 1L 60045 708 816-6666 Microlllusions PO Box 3475 Granada Hills, CA 91394 818 785-7345 NewTek 215 S.E. 8th St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 800 843-8934 Oxxi PO Box 90309 Long Beach, CA 90809 213 427-1227 Pseudo Vision 9319 E. Main St. Spokane, WA 99206 509 926-6623 AMIGA PROFILE Behind the Portrait READERS OF LAST month's issue may have been wondering who the "Artist" was in the opening of our ’’Portrait” article (see “A Portrait of the Artist as a Small Business,” p. 54, Dec. *90). Well, here's another chance (inset) which may cause some of of you to recognize award-winning Amiga artist Sandra Filippucci. We certainly didn't have to sweet-talk Sandra on the virtues of the Amiga in order to get her to pose for the photo. She's sold on it and has been for live years. Even when she struggled with it at first, she was always excited by the Amiga and driven by its possibilities. When Commodore "discovered" her, the company jumped m with product support and technical assistance. She now does the majority of her artwork on the Amiga. Currently, she is segueing Irom illustration work to large- scale archival corporate installations, for which she produces works in sizes up to 10 x 14 feet. Among Sandra's most recent accomplishments is the fact that an international jury of experts placed her entry among the 15 best works in theconiputer-graph- ics category (which had 738 entries from 24 countries) in the Prix Ars Flectronica *90 competition in
I. inz, Austria. Sandra’s success keeps her busy; her calendar is booked up sometimes a year in advance. She is now, for example, gearing up for a one-person show at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City that will run October 2- November 1, 1991. Commodore is underwriting the cost for the poster to promote this exhibit. It's no wonder; not only is all her hardcopy work produced with an A2500 30, but an Amiga will be set uf) at the show to run animations that Sandra is creating now. Between now and then, she will lie showing her work at California's first and so far only coniputer- graphics gallery, the Verbum Gallery in San Diego. That show runs January 1-March 8. 1991, Although Sandra uses the ProWrite word-processing program for business communications, she like the intended reader of the "Portrait” article hadn’t really considered using her Amiga for the business side of her creative enterprise. While she may be lucky enough to have outside assistance in looking alter her far-llung financial interests, Sandra is beginning to see how her Amiga can help her out directly. In fact, she plans to start doing her taxes on the Amiga when she can find a lew spare moments! Barbara Gefvert The Portrait “Process” Image processing is a powerful tool that can add significantly to your repertoire of graphics techniques as this portrait tutorial will show. By Joel Hagen ALTHOUGH MANY AMIGA users have a keen interest in computer graphics, some lack the rendering skills to paint satisfying images. For artists and nonartists alike, experimenting with image processing can yield dramatic color portraits even from black- and-white digitized photographs. Your results can stand alone, or you can use them as starting points for further work within any paint program. The primary tool for all operations described in this article is PIXmate (S49.95, Progressive Peripherals). 1 am surprised by the number of Amiga artists who own PIXmate but use it only for converting HAM images to 32-color mode or for resizing an image. While most are aware of its image-processing and color options, few have really explored them as tools in their artwork. Image processing is an outgrowth of imaging methods developed in the fields of space exploration and medicine, where enhancement of certain details aids in the interpretation of data. A variety of computational operations is performed on an image, pixel by pixel, based on the value of the individual pixel and its neighbors and on the constraints of the particular algorithm used. Typical operations might enhance edges, boost contrast, increase sharpness, or blur or merge images. The computer artist can effectively employ all of these operations based on esthetic decisions alone. Thousands of combinations of processes are possible with a program like PIXmate. For our purposes here, I will concentrate on a few concepts that may be used as foundations for further experimentation. Keeping It Simple I began the series of image-processed portraits shown here with a 320 x 200 digitized black-and-white photograph of a friend, Jaida (Figure I), who is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and traveler. Because of the focus of this article, I determined to rely as much as possible on the image processor alone to alter, color, and finish the portraits. My loose goals were to produce color portraits that departed significantly from the look of the original photo and brought out ? Something of the personality of the subject. I chose to seek processing sequences that approximated computationally some oi l he creative choices I might have made with paint. (i K V 11 I C S - 2 r o ; i s o 2 - i) To ensure that all of PI Xmate’s operations worked effectively, 1 first soi led the palette, low to high, under the Color menu. To increase detail at subsequent stages, I reformatted the image to 320x400, the maximum nonoverscan HAM resolution. I intended much ofmv final work to be in HAM for the sake oi achieving increased subtleties ot color variation. 1 began by breaking up the highly dithered photo into more simplified value shapes. With die c key, I copied the image to a spare screen, allowing me lo make the original image available tor comparison with anv processed versions that I might later have on niv current screen. Using the I kcv, ! Was able ; O subsequently to flip back and forth between screens. With the i key. I then brought up the image-processing tools. During the earlv stages, I left the logic controls set to NOP (no operation). My first move was to soften the image using AVG, the averaging-pixel process. PIXmate focuses on a three-by-three matrix around each pixel and totals the values of those nine pixels. Dividing hv nine yields an average value that replaces the value of the center pixel, file process is then repeated for every pixel throughout the entire image. The result is a softened version of the original, with the dithering reduced or eliminated. I wanted the image to be even more broken up into large value shapes, so I selected MF2, a median filtei-pixel process. In this operation, the program samples a five-bv-five matrix and replaces the value of the center pixel with the median value of the 25 pixels. The effect is similar to averaging, but tends to preserve detail better. When the operation was finished, I closed the Image tool box by pressing the Return key in order to view the results. With the u key (the Undo function), I could toggle back and forth between the averaged image and the average-plus-median version. In addition. With the f key I was able to toggle back and forth between either version and the original on the spare screen. (PIXmate's Undo is one of the most useful I have seen 1 can even save an image between undos.) I now had three potential versions of the image instantly available at a keystroke. I liked the look of the picture broken up into simple value shapes (Figure 2, left). To color it, I avoided the built-in “pseudo” color option in the menu which offers little opportunity for variation and is more suited to technical, not creative, work and instead brought up the palette control with the p key. I raised the Blue slider on the darkest hue a few notches to give it some color. Moving up four or five colors, I altered the RGB sliders of the gray value to produce another color. To preserve the approximate value of the color position, leave one slider in place as a marker, move one of the remaining sliders up a notch or two and I he other down a notch or two. In this fashion, you can create a color every four or five positions up the palette and then use Spread to create the intermediates between each set of extremes. The resulting 16-color image (Figure 2, right) is an example of a quick process producing a finished portrait. It will also load into any paint program for further work. Operation Merger For my next experiment, I used the menu’s Merge RGB to HAM feature with three separate images to produce a final color composite. For the first, I performed a simple red extraction of the original photo and saved it (Figure 3, left). All extraction choices arc available under the Color menu. For the second image, I used the gray-scale, average median version of the previous portrait, with some of the dark values cut out. I accomplished this with the image-processing tools by using THR, the threshold-pixel process, with Threshold set at 8. 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On to New Experiments The outlines intrigued me so much that I could not avoid a quick side experiment to turn it into a “paint- by-number” piece. I used FOR and the Logic gadget to negate the HAM image, thus producing vibrant colors. 1 reduced that image to 32 colors and saved it. Wanting black outlines to finish the image, I took the blue-line image 1 already had, selected Ij P (the Laplace operation, which emphasizes edges), and used the * kernal to emphasize the dark lines. I then proceeded to set Threshold to 4 and performed a binary operation, BIN. Which produced a high-con- Hast, two-color (black-on-white) image of lines. Using Dpaint, I loaded the 32-color portrait to one screen and the lines to the other. I then brought back the color with Restore Palette. I picked up the lines as a full-screen brush, pressed the j key to flip to the other screen, and placed them on the image. While I found the result to he fun and colorful, it was a little difficult to recognize the person, and I decided to scrap that image from the series of illustrations presented here. I returned to the previous picture for ideas on how to bring more character to the portrait. I liked the way the simplified green plane emphasized the light direction on the subject, so 1 decided to play that for a more dramatic effect. Returning to the gray average-plus-median image, 1 made a slight adjustment to the threshold slider and again used the binary operation, BIN. T he result was a clean, bright shape of the highlights against a black background. This became my green image. The red image was more complex. Using the method described earlier. 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See your local bookseller or Subtotal, Total Order Toll Free in US & Canada 1 -800-451 -4319 reduced die resulting composite from HAM to 32 colors and did a red extraction. The blue image was simply an extraction of the original photo for detail. 1 then merged all three images into one HAM image for tiie final portrait in the series (see the illustration on the opening page of the article). I like the abstract elements composited with the photographic detail. The serendipity of some of the light lines crossing the face was a fortunate surprise. The high-contrasi green plane worked as 1 imagined, creating a strong sense of light and again conveying character appropriate to the subject and her martial-arts background. And That s Only the Beginning! My experiments represent only a very few of the many directions you can take with the image pro- Manufacturers’ Addresses NewTek Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Drive San Mateo. CA 94404 415 571-7171 Microlllusions 17408 Chatsworth St. Grenada Hills, CA 91344 818 785-7345 215 East 8th St. Topeka, KS 66603 913 354-1146 Progressive Peripherals & Software 464 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144 cessor in working on a portrait. I find that photographs with a strongly defined light direction work best. Clearly defined areas of light and shadow create drama when they are emphasized. As a painter, 1 find it revealing to explore the kind of image simplification outlined in the beginning of this article. The shapes of shadow and highlight areas on a face or figure are easier to see when they are averaged or emphasized by a median-filter operation. The process may prove instructive to anyone exploring portraiture and life drawing. The shape of light and shadow can be further emphasized by reducing the number of colors to eight, four, or two values. Then you can decide which value levels convey significant information to the eye and which can be eliminated or simplified. In compositing red, green, and blue images, DeluxePaint is the handiest tool for manual touch- up and image alteration, as the images need to be non HAM for merging. Also, the program lends itself to simplified color schemes and to high-resolution output at 640 X400 pixels. For other kinds of “painterly’' effects such as transparency, subtle ranges of color, image “rub-through,” and warping I have found Digi-Paint 3 ($ 99.95, NewTek) to be a powerful and easy-to-use program. I also use Photon Paint (S149, Microlllusions) and Deluxe PhotoLab (now being bundled with Deluxe Video 111, $ 149.95, Electronic Arts). Each program has its strengths, and when they are used in concert, it is difficult to imagine an effect that cannot be achieved. If hardcopy, not a screen image, is the final goal of your portrait work, there are a couple of tricks that may help you. Large photographic prints of the screen are very effective final formats for portraits. If you shoot the photo of the screen yourself, you should experiment with unfocusing the lens a bit to infuse a slight blur into the pixels. Always work with an interlaced image for increased detail and to avoid black scan lines. If you want a color printout, the HP PaintJet does a good job for a reasonable price. Otherwise, I recommend the “Posters" program within Deluxe PhotoLab for basic printout. Using Posters, you can produce large, tiled images. Posters even has an excellent smoothing option for eliminating the blown- up-pixel look from the final tiled print. Although using this feature means it will take a long time to process the image, the results are often well worth the wait. While image-processing may not actually make you a better painter per se, it certainly can help you produce better paintings and portraits, ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. He is also Amiga- Work 1 “Accent on Graphics' columnist. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a SASE * for reply. Slide into Print Making slides from your screen images and then color-separating them may well be the key to achieving better-quality printed output. By Bradley W. Schenck WITH ALL THE exciting developments in Amiga video production, it's easy to forget that there’s more to life and to computer graphics than NTSC video. As seductive as rotating reflective teapots and living logos are, you need not look far to see that the world still turns on paper. Magazines, newspapers, and advertising brochures have not given way to a paperless society. As an artist first and a computer artist second, you want your work to be viewed and shared by as wide an audience as possible. In many cases, you can apply the same tools used lit the I .in.I of dreamt. Skull-bound. 1 am an rye only: voiceless to call out nr speak, a wanderer. Without c;us to hcur music, without btealh for weeping. UiHlcepmiE. Without solace, without even madness In the I .mil of dreams, skull-bordered. AdanrtJ dance* across a gulf from w hich music rt>cs (1 cannot hear ill In the manner of dreams ihc abj sc is as narrow a.i huipvinngs hut too wide 10 rej.ii m cr: and besides, 1 am handles' An eye only, watching a dancer dancing to music she only can lie.tr. Drarri to me than any music: closer tlun thought, yet nor to be touched, A daneci’s dancing, in the drat, is a mystery It is tin: way of l au(y. To t>e beautiful. In ihe land of dreams, skull-shadowed. I am an eye bootless to dance to air. Otic s music, deaf and alone, but after ail: I Irasc an esc. Watchful wanderer, under the ridge of my bony brow In the land of dreams, skull-deep, I can sec. May you be spared the fullilmc-nl of dreams I k'ipite all this1 in the land of dreams a danc er is dancing and fairer is the dance ilurt any seen waking. It is something, Jltrr all, to see bcauly, to touch dreams, even to lose tiiem. To be at least an ey e in ilie land of dreams, in die skull's hallow. It is something to know dial the music is there. Copyright 1090, by BraJlty II'. Schenck in real-time animation and video work to the print medium. Printing can make full use of 24-bit color and very high resolution, and. As a bonus, images for print do not suffer the degradation inherent in conversion to video. Also, because printed images are not limited to screen size as are video and Amiga- displayed pictures, you can create very large bitmapped graphics to achieve higher resolution in the final output. I take my work to print through slides made by a film recorder. A slide can reproduce computer art in very high resolutions, and from it, you can send the work virtually anywhere. As an example, 1 will show you how 1 combined a large, ray-traced bitmapped image with structured graphics and text. Hammond Photographic Services prepared a slide of this work using Professional Page ($ 395, Gold Disk) through color PostScript at 4000 lines of resolution. From there, I had traditional color separations made for process printing. (The opening illustration for this article is produced from this slide.) Although traditional color separation is more expensive to produce, 1 rely on it because digital color separation does not measure up. Still, you can use the techniques outlined here to produce digital separations for very affordable process color printing. How To Get the Big Picture 1 created a very large image for this project using Turbo Silver SV (SI99.95, Impulse). Silver limits its output to standard Amiga screen sizes, including overscan, so I chose a bi-res overscanned format (704 x 480) in 24-bit color for rendering. I could have ? Rendered the image in 12-bit color (Professional Page
1. 3 does not support the IFF 24-bit image format), but 1 found dial my processed image benefit ted from its 24-bit origins. Also, while you can use this process for 2-D graphics, very large screen sizes (with which we can take greatest advantage ol the high-resolution film recorders) are best suited to 3-D applications. Generating a large image is easier than painting on such a large stale. (i R A P II ICS ;j I’ 0 c I S 0 2-1) I conceived this image as an illustration lor a poem that describes the artistic experience as a son of waking dream state that is more vital and inherently true than the works it inspires. I wanted the picture to echo the dream imagery in the text and evoke a sensation of its symbolic power. I worked from a thumbnail sketch of my idea, using Silver’s Object Editor to build the elements of the scene. I used several of Silver's volumetric textures and a number of IFF image wraps to achieve the rich, mythic atmosphere. Because I wanted the final image to have a vertical aspect (that is, a height greater than its width), I rotated Silver’s camera by 90 degrees. This meant that the image would be rendered sideways (see the Angle Y value in the Camera Settings panel in Figure
1) . Had 1 been clever enough to rotate the camera in the opposite direction, I could have avoided flipping the image once I had rotated it. While working on the picture, I rendered it in interlaced HAM so I would he able to see the entire image on screen. Having laid out the scene to my liking, I rendered the final tests in high resolution with 24-hit color. I used The Art Department (S89.95, ASDG) to translate these 708x480 images to HAM sc reens that were so large (roughly four normal 11AM screens in size*) that I had to scroll around to view them. At this magnitude, any HAM fringing or other effects are about half as visible as they ordinarily are. You must envision the picture reduced to single-screen size to appreciate how much crisper it is than a normal HAM image. Just imagine a high-resolution 11AM screen (genuine HAM. Not the rather limited Dynamic Hikes or Ares) with overscan: The pixels are the same size as normal hi-res pixels, but many more colors are present. This particular image took about 1 1hours to ray trace on my seven-megabyte, 68030-based system, and it ate up almost all the memory in the process. ( I have not often run out of memory at seven megabytes, but I figured out long ago that if I were not running out of RAM, I wasn’t trying hard enough.) Spin, Squash, Stretch, and Scale Once the rendering was complete, I loaded the 24- bit, Impulse-format file into The Art Department (TAD). Before i did, however, I set TAD’s Orientation button to Landscape, so that the ray-traced picture automatically rotated 270 degrees (or 90 degrees) as it loaded. I then used TAD’s horizontal and vertical Flip buttons to complete a + 90-degree rotation. (As mentioned before, 1 could have avoided flipping the image by rotating Silver’s camera by 90 degrees instead of 4-90.) At this point, TAD was handling the 24-bit, ray- traced image in a size of 480x708 pixels. That’s because my overscanned original was 708 X480 pixels before being rotated. If Amiga pixels were square, rotating the image this way would not change its aspect ratio. Its pixels are rectangular, however, so rotating a picture gives it a squashed appearance. A square pixel has an aspect ratio of 1:1, that is, it is exactly as wide as it is tall. Amiga pixels, in both lo- and hi-res, have an aspect ratio of 1:1.10, meaning A source of technical information for the serious Amiga professional. Introducing The AmigaWorld 'fbch Journal, the new source to turn to for the advanced technical information you crave. Whether you're a programmer or a developer of software or hardware, you simply can't find a more useful publication than this. Each big, bimonthly issue is packed with fresh, authoritative strategies and advice to help you fuel the power of your computing. Trying to get better results from your BASIC compiler? Looking for good Public Domain programming tools on the networks and bulletin boards? Like to keep current on Commodore's new standards? Want to dig deeper into your operating system and even write your own libraries? Then The AmigaWorld Tech Journal is for you! Our authors are programmers themselves, seasoned professionals who rank among the Amiga community's foremost experts. You'll benefit from their Knowledge and insight on C, BASIC, Assembly, Modula-2, Arexx and the operating system in addition to advanced video, MIDI, speech and lots more. Sure, other programming publications may include some technical information, but none devote every single page to heavyweight techniques, hard-core tutorials, invaluable reviews, listings and utilities as we do. Every issue includes a valuable companion disk! And only The AmigaWorld Tech Journal boasts of a technical advisory board comprised of industry peers, indeed, our articles undergo a scrupulous editing and screening process. So you can rest assured our contents are not only accurate, but completely up-to-date as well. Plus! Each issue comes with a valuable companion disk, including executable code, source code The AmigaWorld TECH JOURNAL and the required libraries for all our program examples plus the recommended PD utilities, demos of new commercial tools and other helpful surprises. These disks will save you the time, money and hassle of downloading PD utilities, typing in exhaustive listings, tracking down errors or making phone calls to on-line networks. In every issue of The AmigaWorld Tech Journal you'll find...
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P. O. Box 802,80 Elm Street Peterborough, NH 03458 For faster service, call toll-free 1-800-343-0728. That they are 1.16 times as tall as they are wide. In order to "unsquash" the picture, 1 needed to restore the 1:1.16 aspect ratio in my new image. Because the image had been rotated, 1 had to rescale its width to 135 percent of its size (that's multiplying it by 1.16 twice; multiplying it by 1.16 just once would give it the aspect ratio of square pixels rather than our rectangular ones). TAD’s scaling requester let me set the picture’s width to the exact size I needed, and the result was a lovv-reso- lution screen 643 pixels wide and 768 pixels tall. I might have had TAD translate that to a lo-res HAM image, hut 1 wasn't through yet. Although TAD was dealing with the 24-hit data I had originally created, the display was in HAM, so some subtle shades in the image data did not show up on screen. I'hink of the image at this stage as a HAM picture, each pixel representing one pixel of a 24-hit image ancl using as close a match to the broader palette as HAM can provide. 1 rescaled the image one more time, making it twice as tall as it had been, and requesting an interlaced HAM image instead of a low-resolution one, 1 also ? Many Bits Make Better Pics WHILE I WORKED on the experiments that led to this article, several important products were released or on the verge of release. Because they support the I FF 24- bit color format, you will be able to use them in combination with one another. Advances in 3-D rendering software include Impulse’s Imagine, Hash Enterprises' Animationijourncyman, and NewTek's LightWave 3D. Among new 24-bit and “near” 24-bit display hardware are Firecracker (Impulse), DCTV (Digital Creations), and the legendary Video Toaster (NewTek). Each of these display systems has different strengths and weaknesses. Firecracker is a true 24-bit RGB display, with which you can bypass NTSC video altogether. Such an RGB display is the best option for taking 24-bit graphics to print, because it enables you to see the entire image without a conversion to video. The Firecracker itself is now shipping (its software supports 24-hit IFF), and Impulse promises a true 24-bit paint program (Light) to accompany Firecracker free of charge. DCTV, an NTSC-only device, offers a very inexpensive display that is video. It cannot display your 24-bit graphics as accurately as the Firecracker, but its video images are very good. DCTV’s display resolutions are similar to standard Amiga displays, but in about four million colors. Its real strength is that it can animate in real time at about the same speed as normal high-resolution, eight-color .Amiga graphics. Digital Creations is also promising a paint program for DCTV, which will operate in NTSC but load and save IFF 24-bit files. The Video Toaster, which is shipping in small quantities, also offers an NTSC display, and Toaster Paint, its accompanying paint program, supports the 24-bit IFF formal. (For details, see “Amiga Video: Done to a T’,M Oct. ’90, p. 20.) 1 Each of these products is significant for the type of project I his article addresses. .As an example, Imagine allows you to render in any resolution you choose, so you can * i use it to create images that take full advantage of the film recorder’s resolution. Paint software supporting 24 bits lets you retouch these images without converting to HAM mode, while 24-bit or "near” 24-bit NTSC displays give you a good idea of what your image actually looks like. It is possible to manipulate a 24-bit image without such a display, but only by working blindly. The best alternative without such a display is to work in HAM up until the final rendering, but with this method von cannot retouch 4 your work. ASDG's The Art Department Professional, still in beta form at the time of writing, offers more image-processing alternatives, batch processing, and multiple save formats, and it promises direct access to the display systems mentioned above. Finally, the just-released Professional Page 2.0 supports the 24-bit IFF picture format. T his means that you can now use 24-bit files directly within Pro Page. Put all that together, and it adds up to this: The process outlined in this article will soon maybe even by the time you
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I performed some final retouching of the image in Deluxe PhotoLab (now bundled with Deluxe Video III, S 149.95, Electronic Arts), which allows you to work on very large bitmaps. (Other HAM paint programs do this also, but 1 prefer PhotoLab for detail work, as opposed to broader, more painterly effects. Slip-Sliding Away The Professional Page document that would become my slide had to conform to certain specifications in order for I Iammond Photographic Services to handle it. It had to he sized at 107ax7 inches; any structured text or graphic, in color, could he used just as in a printed document. Using Pro Page 1.3 and Gold Disks Compu- graphic-fonts expansion disk, 1 imported my text from a word processor and formatted it in the Palacio font, which is equivalent to Postscript's Palatum. 1 duplicated the text box of the poem and changed its color to black. By dropping this cloned version of the text box behind the original, I created a drop shadow for the text. The signature logo is a Professional Draw 2.0 (S295, Gold Disk) dip. I used a plain color backdrop and added the bitmapped HAM image and a double outline around it in color. Figure 3 shows a close-up of part ol the document in Pro Page. You might notice, in Figure 3, that the image looks a bit compressed horizontally. That's because Professional Page treats the screen as though the pixels were square, which is much easier for its calculations. As of version 1.3, however, Pro Page automatically scales bitmapped graphics correctly as they are brought in, so the squashing is an illusion. After making some adjustments and printing some proofs in gray scale on my Hewlett-Packard Deskjet printer, I produced the final version of the slide and mailed it to Hammond Photographic Services to be output on the film recorder. The Rest of the Story When the mailman returns your finished slide from the service bureau, von may feel that von are at the ¦ j end of the road. In fact, you are really only at the beginning. A 35mm slide or negative is a ticket to any form or size of reproduction for the image be it an illustration, print, poster, T-shirt design, or what- have-you. Not only is the image now alive in the real world, but it is also sharper and better than the images you are used to seeing on your monitor. Moreover, it is an image that anyone, anywhere, can view. We concentrate so much on tlie evolution of our imaging tools that it is easy to overlook the basic need of artists: to communicate. Not just with one another, or with people who have similar systems, but to the wide world beyond. The true usefulness of our tools can be measured not by how much we can do with z them, but by the degree to which they make us better able to bring the works of our imagination out into that world. ¦ Bradley Schench is a freelance graphic artist who has won the Badge Killer Demo contest twice in a row. His 1989 winning entry. 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Lacking stereography's advantage of two discrete images, two- dimensional pictures, such as the engine below, must rely on subtle psychological tricks to fool the brain into perceiving depth. Don’t reach for a copy of Freud or Jung; perspective, balance, shading, and color are the mind benders in art. Before firing up DeluxePaini III (S 149.95, Electronic Arts) or whatever your favorite paint program is, consider your subject carefully. I wanted my example image to project mass, dimension, and detail. After entertaining several ideas, I settled on a railway train. A popular icon in American culture, the train is recognized for mass and volume. By incorporating it in the picture, I could draw on viewers’ personal memories to reinforce the picture's message. Next, 1 had to decide on the train’s representation: Should it be rendered in an abstract, realistic, or stylized form? How should 1 depict it? Should it be a close-up detail or a wide view? Ultimately, 1 chose the front of an old steam engine ripping through a flat picture plane. The angle was dramatic, and the classic engine full of colorful detail. Figure 1 shows the initial sketch. 1 used Dpaint’s line tool to determine each element’s size. There are three areas of interest: the engine, the background pattern, and the text box in the lower-right corner to balance the large engine, which is oriented vertically to the left side of the screen. Notice that the latter does not intersect any of the picture’s edges. Doing so would enhance the flatness of the image and undermine the three-dimensional effect. I also reserved enough room under the track so that no shadows would hit a screen edge. Because 1 was designing the picture for the printed page, I chose absolute white (the lightest shade in the palette) for the background. If you are under no constraints, you can use other depth-enhancement techniques. A black background, for instance, would allow the train to project better than the light background. If the border of the picture were not fixed, you could run the track off the image a little way onto the printed page. ? A background pattern provides tactile visual detail that, because the pattern is clearly oriented in a plane, defines the background as two-dimensional. A completely blank background does not. Ik* careful in your choice: Do not make the pattern so prominent that it inhibits the relief of the main image. I decided to repeat an elevation of the engine in a gray that's dark enough to be seen but light enough not to he distracting. Such a shade leaves no question in the view- er's mind as to the* main focus of the piece. If you use a more complex background, try blurring it to subdue its impact. PERSPECTIVE: VANISHING VISIONS In addition to helpful guidelines, perspective possesses exact rules, unlike most disciplines in art. The most important is that the farther away you wish objects to appear, die smaller they must he. This principle has several offshoots. Regularly spaced objects (such as telephone poles) must be drawn closer together as well as smaller as they recede into the distance; and sets of lines that are in reality parallel (yet not in the plane of the drawing) converge to points on a horizontal line in the distance. This line is called the horizon line and represents the physical horizon in the real world. 1 drew the engine using a subset of standard two-point perspective called one- point perspective. Under this rule, all receding parallel lines converge to a single point, known as the vanishing point, on the horizon, and vertical and horizontal lines are drawn actually parallel (the vanishing points in such cases being "at infinity”). If you need help, Deluxe Paint III has a useful perspective tool for plotting brushes in three dimensions. To re-create the track, for example, draw an overhead view of a section of track in full detail, including the spikes and wood grain of the ties. Grab the image as a brush, and rotate it into position along the x and y axes using the perspective keypad controls. Enter activates perspective mode; 1, 2, and 3 control movement on the z axis, 4, 5, and 6 on the y axis, and 7, 8, and 9 on the x axis. The decimal resets the center, and the minus gives you a perspective fill. 0 resets all the axes. The drawback is that after the computer plots the rotated view, you must add the rail and tie thicknesses manually. Because of these time-consuming touch- ups, I opted instead to draw the track for the example by hand. As 1 can draw fairly quickly, the perspective plot would not save much time. Figure 2 shows the perspective layout for the train. Note the green cross that marks the vanishing point. Here, all receding lines converge: rails, tic ends, and running boards on the engine. The strictly two-dimensional background contrasts with the perspective train. The flat, gray engine in the upper-right corner of the screen has enough detail to serve its purpose. Later, when final layout is ready, I will repeat this image across the screen. Balance: Leveling the See-saw Figure 3 shows the outline drawing filled with colors. At this stage, you should move the basic shapes and adjust the colors to create a visually balanced image for the final layout. While detail may not be present at this point, the visual weights of the colored areas will not change significantly, so you can position the various elements to avoid the characteristic lopsided feel of improperly balanced images. Here, the text in the lower-right corner helps to balance the engine, both horizontally and vertically. I find layout is a pleasure on the computer because I can reposition elements on screen with great ease and accuracy. Because your main elements (in my case the engine. And text) will balance differently on a blank background than on a pattern, you must repeat the background pattern before repositioning the main objects. ? Paint's pattern-fill feature makes this easy. For example, grab the small gray engine as a brush and lill it into the blank area. You will have to experiment a hit to make the rows overlap vertically. It's even more difficult to ensure that each screen edge cuts through a row or column. Keep trying! Unlike the “three dimensional” engine that must not hit an edge, the “two-dimensional” background needs to touch the edges to appear flat. SHADING: A MATTER OF DEGREES An artist's best tool for achieving depth is good shading. Emulating the excesses and nuances of natural lighting in an image provides the brain with the most important visual-depth clues. Some people do not posses binocular vision; while their brains receive signals from two eyes, they do not process images as being three-dimensional. Such people can still live perfectly normal lives (minus the thrill of an occasional ViewMaster reel) because light and shadow, combined with relative size and parallax, provide depth to two-dimensional images. In addition, most of that light and shadow is only gray-scale. Much of the world around us is made of mostly gray tones. Beiges, steel blues, and pale greens are not as saturated as film processors would lead you to believe. Human vision reflects this in the eye's retina. Rods, the cells that see only grays, outnumber cones, which see color. If anything in a picture has to be right, it is the shading. Figure 4 shows the fully shaded image, minus the rips in the paper. The lighting is a fairly standard three-point scheme, simulating three lights: direct illumination from overhead left, ambient light on the right shadow side, and a backlight directly above the engine. The old adage “shoot with the light behind you," conceived to prevent amateur color photographers from becoming discouraged, does not produce the most flattering results. The picture is a dark area; the train, on a light background, is basically black on white. Of the two extreme contrast possibilities, black on white and vice- versa, most people perceive white projecting forward on black more strongly than black on white. If a white background is a design constraint, as it is here, you can work around it. Depth cues from lighting in this image come from the careful use of shadows in and around the engine and ripped pieces of paper. On the computer, you can add with great precision subtle highlights and shadows that would take a photographer hours to achieve. (See “Illusions of Depth,"
p. 50, Jul. '90 for further advice.) In general, the train gets darker as it recedes into the distance, eventually disappearing into the darkness. Note, however, the sudden drop off on the cab and on the ties below it. This represents more or less direct light “coming though" the ripped hole. The material each section represents also determines how you handle light and shadow. The boiler and stack are black, hut I rendered them in grays to show highlights of detail. The cast-iron boiler has a rough surface, which I handled differently from the polished metal stack. The brass details and the glass in the headlamp and cab window are all reflective surfaces. While the example picture does not have too many > 'is' a axi s Figure 3, With the visual weights of the elements set, balance them on your background pattern. Ir RS Figure 4. Add the highlights and shadows to provide the final touches. Harsh shadows, you should consider your shadows carefully. Heavy, long shadows on any background can form a visual element that affects the balance of the image. Plan for shadows from the outset and use ? Paint’s shaded-drawing mode for the best effect. First, draw the background in a set of sequential registers, such as a gray scale. Then grab the area ? You want your shadow to occupy as a brush, select the shade option, and stamp the shadow down with die left mouse button to darken die area. T his will, of course, produce a perfectly uniform shadow with hard edges. Creating diffuse edges and natural light- falloff requires old-fashioned hard work. Full-spec- trum programs, such as Photon Paint 2.0 (Micro- Illusions, S149)* have special tools to create feathered shadows. For a variation, you could use aerial perspective to enhance depth. Aerial perspective refers to the natural tendency for objects to fade increasingly as they move away from the camera plane, usually as a result of atmospheric haze. Colors become less saturated, and contrast diminishes. An extreme example is a foggy morning on which visibility is reduced to only a few yards. While aerial perspective does not apply to the train picture because of the precarious contrast on the left side of the boiler, it is useful for illustrating such images as mountains in the distance. Color: Off Is On Color theory is almost as important as shading for adding visual depth and weight to pictures. With color, however, what you do not do counts. The object you draw, in this example an engine, is made of variously colored parts. Do not draw them with the correct colors. A mirror is not silver, nor a pond dark brown, nor a tire black. All objects, no matter what their colors, reflect the environment around them. When placed in light and shadow, a given color will take on a range of values. As colors get brighter, they generally desaturate. As they get darker, they may take on a whole new color. Yellows tend toward orange in shadow, for example. To complicate matters, background colors shift the perception of a foreground color. Red on blue feels a lot more "red” than red on orange. The same holds true for background intensity. A red that appears bright on a black background looks very dark on white. You can correct for this phenomenon and use color to enhance depth. The most common way is to contrast an easy-to-see color on a background color that is opposite it on the color wheel. (See "Color Roulette,” ]). 38, Sep. '90, for a handy way to test combinations.) Yellow is a good example, because its spectral wavelength is in the range most people find easiest to see. Opposite it on the color wheel is violet. (Now you know why so many jewelers display yellow gold on dark blue velvet.) T he white paper background for the engine does not permit this sort of color contrast, so I use another trick: Essentially all the detail and colors are located on the engine, not in the background. They get brighter the further out they come. The engine is a very “clean” drawing. The important details are all present, in the right places and properly colored and shaded. No unnecessary details confuse the viewer. T here are a lot of details, however, that the viewer does not see but would miss if they were absent subtle shadows and relections, forced contrasts surrounding text to make it more visible, concentrated colors, and plenty o! Anti-aliased lines (to remove the "jaggies” on highly contrasting diagonals). Details like these let the image project forward. They give it depth and mass and make it jump out from the two-dimensional page, ¦ Brian Williams is a computer illustrator for multimedia productions, educational projects, and games. 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By Joel Hagen A "REPEAI'-KEY” function can be a very useful feature in a paint package, especially as so many paint-program operations are becoming increasingly adjustable. The concept is simple (a repeat key merely repeats your last operation to the screen), yet not every program includes this feature in its repertoire. One program, Digi-Paint 3 ($ 99.95, NewTek), however, does make excellent use of the repeat kev, and this month we'll explore the use of this powerful feature in the course of creating an abstract painting. Controlled Transparency Is The Key Specifically, Digi-Paint 3 effectively incorporates the repeat-key concept into the philosophy of HAM painting. To me, the key element in HAM painting is not that you have 4096 colors with which to paint; rather, it is that you can make use of controlled transparency. This is possible because the lull range of colors is accessible. Utilizing controllable transparency, the computer artist can achieve effects analogous to watercolor washes, drybrush, and oil glazes. By combining "undo" and "repeat " you have the power to experiment endlessly with drastic or subtle adjustments to those (and other) effects. In this respect, the computer artist has the advantage over an artist using ‘‘traditional" media where an experiment is a real commitment. I lere experiments can be undone. A repeat key essentially allows the artist to change history to set up a new effect and have il otherwise occur in precisely the manner as the previous action. Li offers a solution to that problem artists so frequently encounter in the middle of a work; "If only 1 could have another chance. If only 1 could go back and dt) il again, knowing what I know now." Digi-Paint's interface contains both an Undo button and a Repeat button. The keyboard shortcut for Undo is u, while for Repeat it is F5. The Escape key toggles the interface area on and off. If you learn no other keystroke shortcuts in J Digi-Paint, learn these. To begin, remain in the normal mode with a black background for painting, and make some basic adjustments to Tools and Controls. In Tools, set Dither to either random or ordered. I usually use random, hut ordered can give a texture effect similar to canvas or charcoal paper. Turn Fill on and select rectangles for the first stages. Choose the singlepixel brush. In Controls, select Point Hotspot above the red ball. Set the left transparency slider three-quarters of the way up so the hotspot area of a shape is nearly, hut not completely, opaque. Set the right slider all the way down to zero for totally transparent edges. Moving the hotspot in the ball box now determines which part of a shape will have the most saturated color. Begin with the hotspot all the way in the upper-left corner. Select yellow from the palette and press ESC. Drag a rectangle across the full screen. As it fills, you sec* 1 J that there is intense yellow at the upper left and nearly pure black remaining at the lower right. Press ESC to toggle the menu on (or click the right mouse button to accomplish the same thing). Select red from the palette, pull the hotspot to the upper-right corner of the box, toggle the interface off with ESC and press F5. This repeats your last operation of a f ull-screen filled rectangle, but with a new color and a new hotspot. Intense red at the upper light feathers into the yellows. 'Fry blue with a lower- z J right hotspot and green with a lower-left one. The screen becomes a subtly shaded Making use of the repeat key in programs such as Digi-Paint 3 can add interesting effects to your HAM painting experiments. J sped rum. Experiment with other colors and hotspot settings, drawing smaller rectangles here and there. When a shape works, keep it and draw another. If it is unappealing, undo it, set a new hotspot, try a new color, and press F5 to see the new version in the same location. Keeping the hotspot near the center will produce soft-edged shapes. The accompanying illustration began in this manner with corner colors of reds, browns, and yellows. Abstract Experiments Now that you have the hang of using the keyboard with one hand while you use the mouse to paint, select filled Freehand from the Tools interface. Again set the hotspot at the extreme upper left. Choose a bright color and draw a quick stroke on the screen. The starting and terminating points ol the stroke will be automatically connected to form a shape. Now experiment with Undo to toggle the new shape on and off. Reset the hotspot or go into the lull palette for a new color, and then hit F5. With complex freehand shapes, the value of a repeat key becomes apparent. File shape you have drawn may be perfect, but the edge might be too hard. Undo it. Adjust controls and color, and then repeat. To increase the effect of an operation, repeat it with no changes. One reason I seldom use full opacity in my controls is that I prefer to gradually ’'glaze*' an area up. You can repeat an operation over the same shape as many times as vou wish for cumulative effect. 4 In addition, you can combine multiple effects in exactly the same shape or area. To try this, set the hotspot at the upper left, select yellow and draw a complex, rounded shape. Now select blue, set the hotspot to lower right and press F5. The shape becomes nicely modeled with an even blend of color. Warm color delineates the top edge and cool color the bottom edge, with a suggestion of light direction from the upper left. This is a very powerful feature that incorporates the accuracy of the computer with the kind of serendipity one comes to expect from traditional media. The repeat key allows you to experiment with controlled accidents. 1 finished my simple abstract by selecting the Darken mode from the menu and “carving” a few deep shadows into the piece. I set up crisp edges in the Darken mode with the hotspot control and used these edges to define a few of the brightly colored shapes in the image. All the modes and tools respond to the transparency controls, providing endless combinations and effects. If you are new to HAM painting, you can get off to a fast start with this simple technique that employs only a few effective tools and tricks. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, C 1 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. Information and Ideas on Amiga Programming Adding Gadgets in C By David T, McClellan INTUITION PROVIDES STANDARD gadgets, such as the close, front-to-back, and resizing gadgets at the corners of a program's window, but you can easily add your own gadgets inside a window or to its border. With simple C data structures and a few calls, your program can tell Intuition what your gadget looks like, where it’s placed in relation to the window borders, and what its gadget ID is. Then, when the user of your program clicks the mouse on that gadget, Intuition sends your program GADGETDOWN or GADGETUP events, including the ID of the clicked gadget. To demonstrate this, I’ll walk you through the code behind a Quick-Zoom gadget, similar to one in the Macintosh and Amiga OS 2.0. It sits in the window’s top-border drag bar and looks like a square button with a smaller square inset in its top left corner. When clicked, it zooms the window out to its maximum size or back to its previous smaller size and position. The gadget works faster than seizing and dragging the standard sizing gadget, and its underlying routines illustrate how to put a gadget in the top border (drag bar) of a window. First, you must define your gadget's image and structural information. The lollowing routines do so for our Quick-Zoom gadget. Define HEIGHT 100 * Initial, min, max height and width * define WIDTH 300 define MINWIDTH100 define MINHEIGHT 50 define MAXWIDTH640 define MAXHEIGHT 150 * Gadget id, image info * define GID_ZOOM1 define GAD_HEIGHT 12 define GAD_WIDTH 16 USHORT chip Zoom_Pict[GAD_HEIGHT] = = 0x0000, 0X3FFC, 0x318C, 0x318C, 0x318C, Gx3F8C, 0x3000, 0x300C, 0x3Q0C, 0x300C, 0x3FFC, 0x0000>; struct Image Zoom_lmage = =
0. 0. GAD WIDTH, GAD_HEIGHT, 1, Zoom„Pict, 0x1,0x0,NULL}; struct Gadget Zoom_Gadget = = * Gadget for Zoom * NULL, * Next *
- 80,0, GAD_WIDTH,GAO_HEIGHT, * Left, Top, Width, Height * GADGHCOMP GRELRIGHT | GADGIMAGE, * Flags * TOPBORDER | RELVERIFY, * Activation * BOOLGADGET, * GadgetType * (APTR) &Zoom Image, * GadgetRender * NULL,NULL,0L,(APTR) NULL, * Various don’t cares * GID-ZOOM, * GadgetID * NULL * UserData * }; Note the keyword chip in Zoom_Piet. This is a Lattice C addition, which puts the image in chip RAM, necessary for rendering. If you are using Aztec C, you will need to copy the imagery manually into an allocated chunk of chip memory. To hold the previous window position size, we define struct WinSizeStorage, of which we'll attach an instance to our opened window’s UserData pointer: struct WinSizeStorage = SHORT left, top; * Old left, top * SHORT width, height; * Old width, height * }; Now, to install the gadget up in the drag bar, we use the ROM Kernel call AddGadget( ) after we open the window. The reason for this order is that system gadgets end up first on the system list at Open- Vindow( ) lime, with user gadgets attached after them. If we did not specify AddGadgetf ) first, a click on the Quick-Zoom gadget would be interpreted as a click on the dragbar. By using AddGadget( ) on an already open window, we can put Quick-Zoom first on the list, ahead of the dragbar, so that clicking it will result in the GADGETUP message we need. Because Quick-Zoom does not cover the entire drag bar, the remainder can still be used to move the window. Now let's look at the relevant initialization code: struct NewWindow newwin; struct Window *win; 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 1.52 MEG 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 1.52 MEG format is a virtual must.
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Emu, Yamaha, Casio, Ensoniq, Roland, and Korg all build suitable sound modules, with and without keyboards, that sell from about $ 300 to S4O0O. 1 prefer sound modules that support velocity and aftertouch data for musical expressiveness and MIDI volume control, so that I can have the relative level of the sounds controlled from the computer. In addition, I recommend looking for multilim- bra! Capabilities, which allow one sound module to provide many instruments at By Jamie Krutz the same lime, each listening to its own MIDI channel and each playing an individual line of music. MIDI can do more than control music. With the proper MIDI-controlled equipment, you can use MIDI to run a lighting system and to control tape decks and other equipment, making your Amiga the control center of a complex multimedia production. You can also send MIDI into your Amiga from an external box to control some multimedia programs. You can trigger animations or still graphics from another computer, a MIDI keyboard, MIDI wind controller, MIDI violin, MIDI drum pad, MIDI tap shoes, or whatever. To use MIDI on your Amiga, you need a MIDI interface box that plugs into your serial port. If your multimedia project needs more than 16 MIDI channels, or if you need a free serial port for a laser disc, tape machine control, or a time code reader, you can add additional serial ports via a card. I he Serial Solution (Checkpoint Technologies, $ 199) supports MIDI correctly with no modifications. Bars & Pipes (Blue Ribbon Sound Works, $ 299) or Music X (Microillusions, $ 299.95) are the first Amiga sequencers to support multiple MIDI ports. How To Use MIDI There are two ways multimedia software supports MIDI: directly front within the program, and via Arexx interaction with another program that supports MIDI directly. For direct support, .AmigaVision (Commodore, bundled with the Amiga or $ 149 separately) and DeluxeVideo III = Electronic Arts, $ 149.95) let you play MIDI modules using music saved as SMUS files although AmigaVision supports only four MIDI channels. You need to create the SMUS files using a sequencing or notation program that supports the SMUS format. Interactor (Very Vivid, $ 129) can send individual notes and other MIDI messages from the optional MIDI Expansion Module ($ .30). Showmaker (Gold Disk, $ 395) promises the ability to play standard MIDI files, which is what all multimedia programs should support. Most sequencing software on any computer will save and load standard MIDI files. The Director (Right Answers Group, $ 129.95) with its Director Toolkit ($ 39.95) can be triggered by MIDI note on note off messages. PageFlipper Plus FX 2.0 (Mindware International, $ 299) promises two-way MIDI support. 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• I will print no hint before its time. Last year. I heard from SSI that Pool of Radiance (Strategic Simulations Inc., S49.95) was planned for April, so I tore through an early version to have hints ready for that issue. Problem was, Pool of Radiance didn’t come out until September. Ahem, now that it is out. Some more advice: The city clerk, early on, will send you off to the graveyard. Clear the tombstone-filled area around the entry, but put the rest off and do it in increments. It is far more difficult an assignment than anything you have tackled so far.
• will try to keep my promises. I meant to get around to a walkthrough of the second castle in Drakkhen (Draconian, $ 59.95), but something always seemed to come up like getting killed in the first castle. At last, here it is: We’ll pick things up at the ‘bat room." The bats are pretty wimpy, but there’s some kind of life-drainer at work here. Keep your party closely packed before you enter the room, and don’t go into combat mode. You can’t afford the delay. You can take care of the bats in the next room. (And look around for reading matter in the next couple of rooms.) Here's trouble: It’s the first fireplace room, and you’re asked to look at the THIS GAME IS I I'm atEr Xciting adventure! Xceptionaf graphics! Xcellent sound!* • Konami“ and Image Works™ bring the xhilarating big screen xperience of Back to the Future'll™ to your home computer and the entire family As Marty McFly, you must trek through time to retrieve the sports almanac or else your yet-to-be youngsters will be doomed to a frightful future. Each of the five time warped levels recreates key scenes from the hit movie in authentic detail. You'll have to keep your son out of the slammer. Race through dangerous Hill Valley and recoveryour DeLorean. And that's just the beginning. We've packed your mission with unrelenting oafs and obstacles including Biff, Griff and their gang of muscle-bound melon heads. But don't rely on your martial arts moves alone. I ~ Because during the frenzied flight through time, strategy comes into play as you try to rescue Jennifer and attempt to solve the baffling high school dance puzzle. So grab a tub of hot buttered popcorn and take the @ . Fun of the film to its xtreme. Get Back to the Future 11 today! Free inside every package! Genuine Back to the Future II sports cap like the one Marty wore in the movie! Available on Amiga) MS DOS and compatibles, Tandy” and l CVMHM Commodore* 64 128. LfiVaHSuuDU SSL Supports Ad Ubf Roland1*" and Tand Sound Boards. CS_~ KONAMI c 1989UCSS Amblin. C 1990 Mirrorsoft All Rights Reserved Image Works Is a trademark ol Mirrorsoft Ltd. . _ KONA Mr is a registered trademark ol Konami Industry Co., Ltd. C 1990 Konami Inc Alt Rights Reserved. Konami (708) 215-5111 ? 0KK 5 Cirdle 25 on Reader Service gard V » + *** « Midwinter By Peter Olafson A 3-D, ROLE-PLAYING war- game, Midwinter has an easy sweep, deceptive depth, and a vastness that can only have been drawn From real life. You are Captain John Stark, and, as leader of the FVPF on the vast, frozen Midwinter Isle, you suddenly Find yourself the brains behind a guerrilla campaign against the invading General Masters. A new Ice Age was set off by a giant meteor's collision with Earth, and Midwinter has become extremely valuable real estate. You play much of the game in the first-person mode in a light-sourced, three-dimensional environment. Ski down a hillside at 45 mph with snow hissing in your ears. (Watch those missiles.) Find a garage and Fire up a snow buggy. (Watch that slope. Snow buggies can lip over, y’know.) Ride a gondola lift up the mountain. At the mountain- top, ride a hang flyer down to Brainblaster Action Par By Rob Lawrence WHEN I SEE something labeled “two in one,” I’m immediately suspicious of a rip-off. The two-in-one Brainblaster Action Pak, however, gave me a surprise: double my money's worth! Brainblaster is composed of two complete games: Bombuzal, a perplexing series of arcade-type puzzles on a single disk, and Xenon 2. A fantastic, double-disk space blastfest. Both were designed with brilliance, and either is good enough to be sold alone. Bombuzal puts you in a race against the clock to detonate a your next stop. Watch those downdrafts. Midwinter is one of a handful of computer games that are absolutely involving; you feel like a character in it. As a place to explore, Midwinter is great fun. As a full- fledged game, it's nothing short of staggering. 32 people with 14 qualities and skills must be woven together to perform sabotage and sniper duty, to cross the ice to persuade others to join in the fun, and finally to raid the enemy stronghold. Make sure that vou stay sensitive to the web of interpersonal relationships and plan carefully; the gang aren’t all friends. The icon-based menu screens make planning easy. Even when you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’ll know where you are. Of course, en- 4 7 emy ground forces and bombers are having at you almost from the word go, so don't multitude of bombs on increasingly difficult levels of tiles. The creature you control resembles Mr. Potato Head, and is just about as agile. Once you activate a bomb, it explodes when you step to the next tile and detonates any other bombs nearby. Because bigger bombs have bigger bangs, you must be careful not to get caught within the blast radius. Aside from bombs, you must also evade or destroy mines and a few odd-looking droids. Some oi the floor tiles are icy, stand around with ice on your face while you decide. (Thankfully, there’s an option to turn off enemy troops while you're learning the game.) Now, Midwinters heart may be warm as toast, but its extremities are somewhat chilly. You can’t install it on your hard disk or make a backup. For copy protection, it uses the new and intimidating practice of identifying individuals among a throng of mostly similar faces. Finally, the manual is poorly organized and contains at the outset far too much scientific or pseudo-scientific rationalization of the scenario. Do yourself a favor, however, and take the time to maneuver around these obstructions. Midwinter is a genuine Amiga classic. You won’t be sorry. ($ 39.95, Microprose, 180 Lakefront Dr., Hunt Valley, MD 21030, 301 771-1 151. No special requirements.) Causing you to spin uncontrollably, and others dissolve when you move off them, so you must constantly think ahead. With 120 levels of car- toon-qualily graphics (2-1) or 3-D view), Bombuzal will prove a challenge to even the most quick-witted. Xenon 2 can be summed up in three words: fast, furious, fabulous! It's a good old shoot-'em-up stretched to the limit and cram-packed with action. As a Galaxian Megablaster pilot, you must find and destroy five time bombs ? Ashes. Would you walk out in the middle of a busy street if I told you to? You’ll trigger a string of very aggressive fire elementals. Steer clear. For maximum control, bring your party through one member at a time and stay out of combat mode. The second fireplace, however, does something quite different and quite useful (though you won’t know it straight off). Listen for a clue, a knock sound. If you’re finding only dead ends afterward, you didn't trigger it. How nice! A fountain. . .in a dark basement room. Before you go and examine it too closely, be sure everybody has a torch (or a light spell). You teleport into a room of water elementals. Suggestion: Keep your cool, and stay out of combat mode as long as you can, as the elementals may not attack at all. Go straight for the armor and weapons on the wall and then get out. Don’t miss the prisoner in the next room. You’re going to have to fight the elementals eventually, but it’s better to have your party intact when you do. The room off the bottom of the screen isn’t completely safe, but it's close. You have one more room to tackle. I suggest a solo visit. Just remember that lightning is bad for you, and that it’s better to have your opponent come to you.
• I will try to get hints out faster. Debbie Dempsey of Kent, Washington, wrote me back in June for help going underground in The Jetsons (Micro- Illusions, 539.95), and only now have I found her an answer. You have the right idea about the use of the crystal key, Deb, but you have to use it on the five panels in a certain order. Not a nice puzzle, and you have to do it again later, too. The first three panels for this door are yellow, purple, and green. That information should make it a bit easier. Patrick Atkinson of Paso Robles. California, is stuck in the mall in the same game and trying to figure out how to buy the mini submarine on George's salary. As I recall, it's a red herring. Do visit Travel Concepts, however, for a couple of useful items. You can pick up a dress and tux at the mail, too. It won't win you the ? F If you ever wondered just how smart you were when you bought your Amiga, get Amigds isiori! AmsraVision Authoring Systen 0j Learning to Dance ' Opening Husic Animtion 7 mm Remember your original reasons lor getting an Amiga? Of course you do. Silly question. Well, fast-forward now to April 24th, 1990, the day Commodore introduced AmigaVision. AmipaVunon to an authoring eyotem for a mere $ 149 that allow the Amiga to live up to he full potential. The easy-to-learn, easy-to use iconsvou see up on the screen and on this page call up music, animation, text, video in whatever order or even simultaneously and create, well, any type of presentation or courseware. Call 1-800-66-AMIGA soon to find the location of your closest Amiga dealer. For you, its another confirmation of what you knew before most people: namely how smart Amiga is and how shrewd its owners were when they bought one, Amiga*.The computer for the creative mind. C'Commodore' € 1990 Commodore Business Machines. Inc. Commodore and the Commodore logo are registered trademarks of Commodore Electronics. Ltd. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. AmigaVision and The Computer lor the Creative Mind are trademarks of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. dBase 111 is a trademark ot Ashton-Tate. Inc. Also, AmigaVision takes lull advantage oi Arexx, your Amiga's lile format standards and its multitasking capabilities. As you might imagine, you don’t have to be a programmar to turn your abstract ideas into reality. All you have to be is you. Can it extend the use of application software you already own? Is there multitasking interaction with other programs? Is it dBase III™ database compatible? Yes...yes...yes, to all these queries, For business people, it can create presentations that persuade. For people in education and training, it can help create interactive instructional programs. For anyone, anywhere, it can liberate the way they communicate, whether they are delivering information or entertainment. Deployed on a planet by the evil Xenites. There are five huge, twin-segment levels (each with a massive guardian creature at the end) to complete before the finale. Countless types of crazed life forms and machines see to it that you get a good fight along the way. Dead creatures often leave behind cash bubbles that you can collect to purchase extra shield power and instruments of destruction. The more dough you have, the more awesome your arsenal of firepower can be. The graphics, animation, and sound effects are a definite 10, and the outstanding bass sound track, composed from tidbits of digitized rap, jams along with the game. The tri-layered, vertically scrolling background gives it depth, Loom By Graham Kinsey IN LOOM, YOU are Bobbin, an orphaned child of a reclusive guild clan named the Weavers. The Weavers use cloth and music to weave magic that is unrivaled. With no substantial help, you must unite the realm’s warring craft guilds against the growing forces of chaos and defeat Lord Chaos yourself! How Bobbin and the Weavers cast spells is the most interesting part of Loom. To cast a spell, you must sing four musical notes that cause a Weavers' staff to create powerDamocles By Peter Olafson CONSIDERING HOW MANY adventures are available for the Amiga, Lin amazed so few and the shaded details are remarkable. Aside from a high- score table you can’t save, I have no complaints. I’m surprised that this duo wasn’t labeled with an addiction warning; from the moful magic. Because Bobbin is an outcast of the clan, it is forbidden to teach him the notes for the various spells, and he must learn them on his own. Loom is totally mouse-controlled: Simply click on an object or person to find out more information. While people spew forth lots of details while telling nice stories (over which you have no control), I found most of it to be useless drivel. On a much sadder note, presentation is quite inadequate. The graphics are very have real atmosphere. Too many games give the overriding sense of. . .well, of sitment I booted them up, 1 was hooked. Brainblaster Action Pak is a steal! ($ 39.95, Cine- maware, distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. Joystick required.) Poor, with dithering that sticks out like a billboard. The animation is bad, even on a 68030-based Amiga. The sound effects are equally mediocre, although I did like the prelude story that comes on an audio cassette (a CD version is available for S10). To top it off, 1 was able to finish the game in merely eight hours; only novices need apply. (S59.95, Lucasfifm, distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404. 415 571-7171. No special requirements.) (MS ting at your Amiga playing a computer game. Standing out from the rest is Damocles, a ? Game, but your family will approve.
• will play Dungeon Master (FTL, $ 39.95) through again. Lately, requests for help in DM (and Interplay's Future Wars) are outpacing everything else. For Instance. Timothy Bell, of Round Rock, Texas, is stuck at an obstinate door on Level 8. For starters, Tim, leave the switch alone. It's a trick: It dumps a chest (which you can get much more easily by other means) into a pit. Instead, go right; you'll eventually come upon some stairs leading up. Use them, and then use a trap door to come back down. Now you're on the other side of the door, and you can open it and take the chest. For Jet Dinsmore of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania: The three rooms after the "riddle room” on Level 5 aren't too tough. In the first, there's a switch controlling a teleporter. Teleport an item to shut the trap; then open the door and throw the switch again to get your property back. In the second and third, kill off the monsters, check the walls for switches and hit them in the right order to open a secret door concealing the keys. As for your other question, Jef. I'll tackle it next time.
• Two last things: I have a new address: 12 W. 104th St., Apt. 3E, New York, NY 10025. (You can still reach me by E-mail on Genie as P.Olafson and on P Link as Peteroo.) If you need your game hint fast, like yesterday, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your letter. Next time, hints on everything under the sun. And perhaps on a few things that have never seen the sun. (Ghoulish laughter recedes.) COMPANIES MENTIONED: Draconian, distributed by Data East, 1850 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125, 408 286-7074. FTL Games. 6160 Lusk Blvd., C-206, San Diego, CA 92121, 619 453-5711 Microlllusions, 17408 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344, 800 255- 5217, 818 360-3715. Strategic Simulations, distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. ¦ ThunderStfme the gam of the futurad*?how. In the year 2238 TV networks and defense industries control the earth. Whoever has the highest ratings rules the world. The ultimate TV phenomenon is the military Olympics where gladiators compete and attack enemy vessels in deadly low flying combat. Choose to pilot a variety of sleek fighters and zoom along a tracklock or hug the undulating contours of the ground in a futuristic world. Your exploits are tracked by a camera following right on your craft's tail catching all the action in spectacular 3-D vector graphics, the fastest ever seen! Redefining fun ... and Games 30151 Branding
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• Fully multi-tasking • Complete mouse support
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• Not copy protected • One to Eight players
• Detailed historical • Easy to use reference card notes, manual and included poster included Bandit Kings of Ancient China - The evil minister Gao Qiu has usurped the command from the throne. The righteous followers of the emperor have been exiled as outlaws. Join these heroic rebels in your mission to overthrow a wicked empire, and restore the might to the throne. Available for NIZS. PC and Amiga. Question:
1) Genghis (Chon's greatol claim to fume was?
(o) a quick temper (b) the hit single 1 (eel for you!' (c) o bad smell (d) carving out on empire stretching from Chino to Europe in the 12th century
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3) What was the epic describing the power struggle at the end of China's second Kan Dynasty coBed?
(o) Romance of the Three Kingdoms (b) I Cting Ic) GodriBo
4) Who terrorized ond obosl succeeded in unifying Jopon in the 16th Century?
(a) Cawobunga (b) Habunaga Oda (c) Godiillo
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6) KOEI, We_the past, you moke the_I* (FI bid* Modal Genghis Khan - Become the greatest warrior the world has known. Through battles and allegiances, forge the mighty Mongol Horde. With armies at your command, the empires of the world are tempting targets. Fight bravely to achieve the ultimate goal of world conquest. Available for NES, PC and Amiga. Haw To Eaten On ? 3x5 piece of paper, print your ncme, address, rip, oge ond the answers la the six questions bsted above. Answers to the questions may be found within the ads, on octud gome boxes or from someone who is familiar with the game. All entries must be postmarked no loler than February 15,1991. Send entries hr KOEI CORPORATION. 1350 Bayshare Highway, Suite 540 Burfagaw, CA 94010 Every month (November 1990-Februory 1991) 40 winners will be randomly drawn horn ol entries having the correct omwers. These winners will receive a KQEI Gome Player's T-shirl (approx. Retail value SI 2). After ol entries are received (postmarked no later then February 15150 more prizes wSI be awarded to winners randomly drawn from ofl entries having the coned answers. These winners will receive a KOEI Game, choke of tide (approx. Retd vok* 565). One grand prize winner wil be chosen ond awarded Sony's Handfom (approx. Retail value SI ,000). Odds of winning depend on number of vaild entries received. Judges decision ts final. Hot responsible far lost, late or mtsdireded, incomplete or illegible entries. Winners wil be notified by md. Tolol approximate retail value of cfi prims 55,000. Sweepstakes open to U.S. residents except employees ond families ol K0E1 Corporation, ltd. Al prizes will be awarded, limit one prize per household family. No substitutions or cash equivalents. Texes, if ony ore the responsibility of winners. 5*eepstokes void where prohibited, taxed «restricted. Winners ogree to the use of their names and likenesses far priority ond advertising puiposes without additional compensation or permission. (For winners 1st, send a SASE to some address. Available after March 1,1991.) Romance of the Three Kingdoms - As a Warlord of the 2nd centuiy China, you must restore a shattered Empire. Gather the bravest warriors of the land to build up your armies. Use strength and strategy to destroy your enemies and claim the power to govern all of China. Available for NES, PC and Amiga. Quickest and most convenient way to find the KOEI products you want. If you can't find the KOEI product you are looking for, call us at (415) 348-0500 (9am I to 5pm PST) to charge on Visa MC. Continental U.S. shipping only. IBM & Amiga arr rrglslcrrd trademarks of International Business Machines Corp. & Commodore Amiga Inc KOEI CORPORATION One Bay Plaza, Suite 540 1350 Bayshore Hwy. Burlingame. CA 94010 [415) 348-0500 Circle 105 on Reader Service card. „• AMIGA UPGRADES • „ AMIGA AMIQX ' * MEGACHIP 2Q0Q UPGRADE Now utilize the power of the Amiga 3000 by actually putting into your A2000 the new 2MB AGNUS chip (same chip used in A3000). Take advantage of doubling your "RAM" to custom chips. Utilize to the fullest Amiga multitasking, graphics and sound capabilities. Excellent for displaying advanced animations or graphics. Upgrades your A2000 to the latest technology. Simple plug-in board, no soldering. Includes free AGNUS chip puller (very important), We will buy back your 1MB AGNUS. 1 year warranty, S339.00 before rebate. ENHANCED CHIP SET 1 MB FATTER AGNUS (8372A) upgrade for A500 A2000. Utilize 1 MB of "Chip RAM1' and notice a big difference in graphic display and run the latest software. Comes with new Commodore step-by-step instructions and free AGNUS chip puller. $ 99.50 AMIGA 1000 REJUVENATOR BOARD Tap the ultimate power of your A1000. Utilize the new enhanced chip set (ECS), FATTER AGNUS (8372A),
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CD. R-650 SCSI drive systems. Now, unlimited access to vast amounts of information is possible with removable, non-volatile CD-ROM discs having capacities to 650 meg (750 floppies). Reads industry standard ISO 9660 High Sierra discs (same format used in Commodore's new CDTV® ). FastTrak Systems Factory-installed software. All FastTrak and FastCard drive systems are now shipped with user-specified portions of the Fred Fish library installed at no charge. Please contact Xetec for additional details. Drive systems for the A-2000 FastCard Plus (bare) $ 175.00 FastCard Plus Q40 0 RAM......$ 550.00 FastCard Plus Q80 0 RAM......$ 810.00 FastCard Plus Q105 0 RAM....$ 899.00 I Meg SIMM module $ 75.00 4 Meg SIMM module call Mini FastCard (bare) .$ 75.00 Audio compact discs. In addition, the Cdx systems include the ability to play conventional digital audio Cds with supplied software through stereo line- out or headphone jacks. Take your pick. The external model, Cdx-650E, features a rugged, compact enclosure with built-in power supply, and dual SCSI connectors for daisy- chaining. Economical internal model also available. LiniiiiuiiiniuiiiiiiiuiuiiuiiuiitHiuiiil NEW PRODUCT Mox-600 Rewritable Ricoh 600 meg Magneto-Optical Drive. Complete system includes enclosure, power supply, fan and one cartridge. Factory direct only .$ 3600.00 Extra cartridge ...$ 229.00 Free software. Currently available M from Xetec is our Fish & More™ Vol. I CD-ROM which includes fig the Fred Fish library (up to 370) and additional PD software totalling over 500 megabytes of data. Fish & More is included free with the purchase of any Cdx system (a $ 2000 value if purchased on floppies!). Cdjc-6501 internal system .$ 599.00 for the A-2000 2500 3000 Cdjc-650E external system......$ 699,(K) for all models Amiga and CDTV are registered trademarks of Commodore Business Machines. Inc. Drive systems for the A-500 1000 FastTrak jr 20 meg ......,.$ 500.00 FastTrak Quantum 40 meg......$ 650.00 FastTrak Quantum 80 meg......$ 895.00 FastTrak Quantum 105 meg.....$ 985.00 Add-ons FastRam with 2 meg $ 225.00 FastRam with 4 meg $ 375.00 FastTrak, FastCard. And FastRam arc trademarks of Xetec. Inc. Circte 90 on Reader Service card. Technical assistance. Through our phone support and 24 hour BBS friendly service when you need it. Order information! I For orders only---------1-800-445-0611 For information .(913) 827-0685 FAX ....(913) 827-6023 BBS .....(913) 827-1974 Mastercard, Visa, American Express, money orders, and C.O.D, welcome. Excellence in Electronics 2804 Arnold Road Salina, Ks. 67401 Dealer inquiries welcome ToolTypes that allow you to specify a device and unit number other than the standard unit 0 of serial.device. Using such programs, you can operate up to five internal DataLink modems at once, using unit numbers 1 to 5. Many older commercial and shareware programs do not make provisions for alternate serial devices, but you can use some of these programs with a single DataLink; just use the included AESet-
- i -i m* i f. SOFTWARE Needham. MA 0219' Phantom The SMPTE Synchronizer and MIDI interface for Amiga 500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 computers Modem program to change the serial, dev ice name in the program code to dl2000.device (a version of the shareware program AZComm that includes this change is provided). However, some of the older terminal programs that have not been revised lately may not work with the DL2000. I Want My MNP Once you have set your terminal softFeatures include
• Offset with BIT accuracy
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• FCC Approved I V a vTi K WITH i ' r L TM ware properly, the DL2000 acts as any Hayes-compatible 2400-baud modem. For $ 30 more, however, you can add a level-5 implementation of the Microcom Networking Protocol (MNP-5 for short) in the form of a chip that plugs into the board. When you use the board to communicate with a remote system that also has MNP-5 capabilities, this option provides both error-correction and data- compression features. Error correction means that telephone-line noise or other interference will not result in a string of weird-looking characters, because data is checked at both ends for accuracy before anything is printed on the screen. Data compression means that information is "squeezed” before it is transmitted (so that fewer characters need to be sent over the phone lines), and then decompressed at the other end. This is the hardware equivalent of using a file- compression program like LHArc or PKZip to reduce the size of a file. Depending on the nature of the material sent, data compression can almost double the speed at which data is transmitted. There are some things to keep in mind, though, when using MNP. First, if the modem you are communicating with is not equipped with MNP, your MNP settings may actually impede connection to the remote system or interfere with protocol transfers. For example, with certain MNP settings enabled, I could not receive files from the PeopleLink information service using the Telenet packet-switching network and the WXModem transfer protocol. Few commercial information services use MNP modems, but many local bulletin boards do (the Courier HST modems that are popular with system operators include MNP). Of the systems that have MNP, not all support level 5, which means that they provide error correction, but not data compression. Also, MNP-5 will not produce large speed increases when transferring files that have already been compressed by some other method, such as by an archiving program. Because most program files that you can download have already been compressed, the bottom line is that MNP-5 is useful mainly for speeding up text transmission and screening out spurious char- ? JSECftET I t " : r; - ~ ,, 1 1 1 rom guts morlq _-.r..- - Interplanetary ore excavation fleet commanders are a different breed. They've mastered military strategy. They're expert battle tacticians. But most of ail they're cut-throat intergalactic capitalists looking for a quick buck. And no place offers bigger rewards than FULL METAL PLANET Rich with precious ore and teeming with danger. At your disposal is a state-of- the-art excavating armada: Attack boats, barges, tanks, transporter crabs, and the unique "Weather Hen." But you can bet your equally well equipped competitors will try to turn your mighty fleet into scrap metal the first chance they get.
• Intense strategy and military-simulation
• 1 to 4 players - human or computer
• Easy-to-use icon interface « Ripping graphics and digitized sound
• Complete game-scenario control ©1990 Infogrames. United States and Canadian Copyright Data East USA, Inc Made in the U5A, Now available at your local software retailer for the Amiga and IBM PC and compatibles. Or contact Data East USA, Inc., 1850 Little Orchard St., San Jose, JA 95125. (408) 28,6-7074 fin S. ' 4 :. ; r . Orde 233 on Fead Serflev c ra I , ¦_T, _ acters. It is a nice option to have, but you will generally want to turn it off when using systems that do not support it. Another option, due to be available for the DL2000 bv the time you read this, is Send-Fax. According to Applied, this $ 39 hardware software option will allow DataLink to send (but not receive) fax messages to any level-3 fax machine at a speed of 4800 bps (baud per second). The software includes a Preferences-level driver that lets you “print” a document to the fax modem from a word processor, as well as software for transmitting text and graphics directly from the screen. It is also slated to include a phone book for storing fax numbers and a distribution list for automatically sending the same message to a number of fax machines. Although the fax option will restrict you to sending at 4800 bps initially, Applied Engineering plans to offer two upgrades: a 9600 bps rate and message reception. Hold the Line In operation, the DL2000 performed with few problems other than the inevi- ' fcCTjr YOUR TURN! DataLink 2000 was easy to install, and the instructions are good. Applied put a program on the disk that I can run with my favorite telecommunications program, Access, so that Access will look internally instead of to the serial port. I think that option is really great, and it works just fine. I’ve never seen a manual for a modem that’s as good as this one. There's stuff in it that I'll probably never use, but I’m glad to know it’s there. I have the MNP-5 option, but I haven’t used it because I’m on CompuServe, which doesn’t support it. I’ve already ordered the fax option, too. I’m pretty satisfied. . .you can’t beat the five-year warranty! Kathy Kolb Williamsport, PA table confusion of trying to match software settings to the modem hardware (though the speaker did not work on one of the two units Applied Engineering sent for review). The modem driver software did not exhibit any of the problems I experienced previously with the Supra 2400zi internal modem when uploading to CompuServe fiom Online! Professional, using the Quick B protocol. On the other hand, Online! Pro’s redial option did not work with that program’s default initialization string; when I changed the string, it worked fine. I also found some quirks in trying to use commercial packet-switching networks with all of the MNP options turned on. When 1 changed the modem settings back to the Hayes standard, these problems vanished. Although the Applied Engineering technical-support people were friendly and helpful, I still had to figure out most of my settings by trial and error. (The fact that the manual lists a wrong number for technical support didn’t help.) As with most manuals for modems, Data- Link’s contains a complete description of the modem’s command set, but little in the way of practical explanation. For example, it describes the features of MNP without telling you which boards are most likely to support it, which transfer ? Continue the Winning Tradition With the SAS C' Development System for AmigaDOS" Ever since the Amiga’ was introduced, the Lattice’ C Compiler has been the compiler of choice. Now SAS C picks up where Lattice C left off. SAS Institute adds the experience and expertise of one of the world's largest independent software companies to the solid foundation built by Lattice, Inc. Lattice C’s proven track record provides the compiler with the following features: ? SAS C Compiler ? Macro Assembler ? Global Optimizer ? LSE Screen Editor ? Blink Overlay Linker ? Code Profiler ? Extensive Libraries ? Make Utility ? Source Level Debugger ? Programmer Utilities. SAS C surges ahead witli a host of new features for the SAS C Development System for AmigaDOS, Release 5.10: ? Workbench environment for all users ? Additional library functions ? Release 2.0 support for the ? Point-and-click program to set power programmer default options ? Improved code generation ? Automated utility to set up new projects. Be the leader of the pack! Run w ith the SAS C Development System for AmigaDOS. For a free brochure or to order Release 5.10 of the product, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, extension 5042. MILLIONS THOUSANDS BANKRUPT A SEMI-REALISTIC WACKY BUSINESS SIMULATION! Have you ever wanted to head your own company? Are you tired of others making decisions that determine your daily fate? Or do you just want to conquer your friends in a battle of financial wit and skill? 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FLO Floor Plan Construction Set Putting your house in order By Gary V, Fields FLO FLOOR PLAN Construction Set can help you resolve trying difficulties such as whether or not there will be enough room for both your desk and pool table in your new den, or where your office or home furniture should go so you can easily direct the movers. Using the program’s simple clip-and-paste feature, FLO helps you arrange furniture electronically with two screen displays, one for design surfaces (in hi-res, black-and- white images) and another for images to be clipped. You select features such as clip, paste, rotate, erase, print, and load IFF from a row of icons. Other more complex operations, such as ’’clip from the design screen’ are available from the pull-down menus. Most features, but not all, can be selected from the keyboard, as well. The two-disk set holds several rooms including bedroom, living room, office, kitchen, rec room, and utility each packed with dillerent furnishings (desk, tables, typewriters, table saws, sinks, doors, windows, walls, potted plants, and so forth). So, regardless of what you plan to build or furnish, constructing an accurate facsimile is relatively simple and painless with FLO. THEAAMIGA Because of the program’s name and packaging, 1 assumed FLO was a bargain-priced, architectural CAD (computer-aided design) program. Instead, it is a specialized paint program utilizing hi-res bitmap images, not traditional structured CAD drawings and it has onlv a limited number of features. .Any- one looking for the power of a professional drafting program will be disappointed with FLO, as it will not let you design a true-to-scale blueprint. Getting over my initial disappointment, however, 1 must confess that the program does very well what it was designed to do: plan and design home and office interiors. It probably would be most effective when used in conjunction with your favorite full-scale paint program. Although FLO itself operates much like a conventional paint program, it has too few features to be compared with the more powerful (and more expensive) ones. It saves standard IFF files and will load those created by other paint programs, providing they were created on a hi-res screen with two colors and include ’’.FCSpic" as an extension to their filenames. When I tried to load a standard DeluxePaint III image using four colors, the program responded with a fullblown guru alert. 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539. 95 Moviesetter $ 39.95 Special sale this month white supplies last. AFI Ampex Systems, Inc. (Not affiliated with Ampex Corp.) 5344 JIMMY CARTER BLVD. NORCROSS. GA 30093 (Orders Only) (8(XI) 962-4489 • Fax (404) 263-7852 (Information & Prices) (404) 263-9190 FLO is not very sophisticated, but it’s great for the price. We used it when we built an addition on the house, and it was really nice for setting up. The program was great for getting things to scale; then we could print the results and take it to the builders. The first version had some problems, but Gramma Software replaced my disk right away. They were really nice. Steve Latham Gadsden, AL images: walls, office, bedrooms, shops, and provisions for features accommodating the handicapped. They are all well done and the rooms come in both full and ’ .* scale. If you own a standard paint program, you may want to use FLO to clip, paste, and save your data images as IFF screens, and then load them into the paint program to design your floor plans. One clearly superior feature is that, unlike some paint programs, FLO rotates clips without distorting their proportions. The program, however, is neither fast nor flexible. For example, there is no simple way to construct other home or office furnishings, and you can rotate the ones included only in 90-degree increments. .Also, there is no text mode, so adding notes to your design is impossible (although you cmi clip and paste the text labels found in the room screens). Unfortunately, it is easy to outpace the program while inputting mouse or key commands. T his speed disadvantage is compounded by the fact that commands TAKE YOIJR TURN! We want to knowr what you like and don’t like about your new Amiga hardware and software. Some products we are looking at for upcoming issues are: 3D Text Animator (Mindware) ABCgames (Parth Galen) AdSCSI 2000 with Q40S (ICO) Advantage (Gold Disk) A-Max II (ReadySoft) Elan Performer 2.0 (Elan Design) Home Front (Designing Minds) are held in the computer’s buffer and executed in sequence. This can result in the program executing repetitive commands or appearing to lock up simply because you may click on an icon several times in trying to get it to activate without realizing that the program w'as still processing the first chore. It is true that command buffers can sometimes be helpful, but I have found that to be the exception rather than the rule. I’d prefer FLO to do a key buffer dump after each operation to avoid repetitive errors. Wish List FLO is far from the perfect planning or designing tool. Its lack of four important features prevent me from recommending it without reservation, A text mode, a magnify mode, a snap-to-grid option, and an input buffer dump would make a lot of difference. With that said, let’s remember that the program retails for $ 80. Professional paint and GAD programs can cost many times that amount. In my opinion, the clip data alone is worth the asking price, even if you only convert them for use with another paint program. FLO Floor Plan Construction Set is a planning tool and nothing more. As long as you buy it to use only for that purpose, and not for painting or drafting, you should be happy with your investment. 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1311. ) RS 50-1. VIDEOMASTER VM-2 (S I 295) provides Amiga video professionals with a genlock, video switcher, and special effects generator in a single box. The external unit combines Amiga graphics with an external video source (Composite, S-VHS, Hi-8 , or Ed Beta) and comes with an automatic RGB splitter. The compact unit’s special-elicits generator produces horizontal, vertical, circle. And inverted wipes, which can he automatically timed, or controlled manually. YideoMaslet generates its AND THEN SOME GOLD DISK NOW offers upgrades for three of its most popular software packages. A significant improvement to Professional Page 2.0 ($ 395) is the Pantone Matching System (PMS) that provides industry-standard color reproduction for desktop publishers. Other new features include a built-in word proown vertical synchronization signal for recording Amiga graphics when no external video-reference signal is available. You can also use its built- in, key-out signal to drive a production mixer. The internal video switcher provides noise-free vertical interval switching between the Amiga and external video inputs. YideoMaster YM-2 is available in both NTSC (RS-170A) and PAL versions. (VidTech International, Inc., 2822 N V 79th Ave., Miami, FL 33122. 305 477-2228.) RS 506. Cessor with a 90.000-word spelling checker, text and graphics rotation, style and paragraph tagging. 24-bit color support, automatic page numbering, word- spacing controls, and a video tutorial. Advantage Version 1.1 ($ 195) pro- Ten years ago. Wizardry set the standards in FRP. Now, after two million copies have been sold and 25 international awards have been won. Bane of the Cosmic Forge raises and redefines those standards. This new Wizardry, the truest l simulation ever of Fantasy Role Playing, will push your computer, your mind and your sense of adventure to their very limits. True FRP Simulation! Like a true game master. Bane of the Cosmic Forge rolls the dice, consults its charts and applies the rules. From the 400 items of armor the and weaponry researched for authenticity - right down to their weights-to the realistic combat structure - incorporating Primary and Secondary attack-everything, absolutely ? Everything, is calculated. Full-Color, Animated Graphics! You'll see swords swinging before your eyes; creatures of ail shapes and forms will move before you; spells coming from your magician will swirl through the air. You'll walk under gargoyle-laden arches and watch candles flicker in their sconces. Your PC's internal speaker will play all of these digitized sounds without any add-on hardware. .. swords swinging, monsters venting their anger and spells letting fly. Uncompromising Variety!
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(315) 393-6633 To order: Visit a Dealer or call 1 (800) 447-1230 Now Available for.- MS-DOS, Amiga & Macintosh H II T ' S E ? Vides 37 new spreadsheet functions and enhanced Lotus 1-2-3 compatibility. Numbers are now stored and displayed with 13 digits of precision for greater accuracy. The company claims math calculations are 40% faster, and worksheets load and save up to 80% faster. Advantage 1.1 now also supports Motorola 68881 and 68882 math coprocessors. In addition, a new feature allows you to execute Aflexx scripts automatically when a spreadsheet loads. To cap a host of improvements. Gold Disk's word processing package (formerly called Transcript) now sports a new moniker TransWrite. It offers custom screens and variable screen colors, allows you to load and save configuration files, and is now compatible with Workbench 2.0. Other goodies include a spelling checker, file encryption and decryption, multiple search-and-replace, the ability to save printer settings with a file, and a more intuitive interlace. (Gold Disk, 5155 Spectrum Way. Unit 5, Mississauga, Ont., Canada L4W 5A1, 416 602-4000.) RS&507. Flicker Free Video ($ 499.95) is the first flicker-free video card to work with all A500, 1000, and 2000 Pcs. The small, multi-layer card works with a standard IBM VGA or multifrequency monitor to eliminate interlace flicker and visible raster scan lines. The board requires no soldering or heavy technical knowledge to install, and it doesn't occupy the A2000 S video slot. Both PAL and NTSC video signals are automatically recognized by the card. The board relies on three megabits of onboard RAM to provide full overscan screens as large as the Amiga can produce. (ICD Inc, 1220 Rock St, Rockford, IL 61101, 815 968-2228.) RS 508. Applied Engineering now offers the DataLink Express ($ 159), a 4800 2400 bps modem that supports optional MNP- 5 error correction, Bell 103 and 212 protocols. And European CCITT V 22 BIS.V.21 and V.22 standards. A combination hardware and software upgrade called AE Send-Fax allows you to use the DataLink Express as a send-fax modem. Now you can send text and graphics directly from your Amiga's screen to any fax machine. The unit comes with a five-year limited warranty and free communications software. (Applied Engineering, PO Box 5100. Carrollton, TX 75022, 214 241-6060.) RS 509. Oxxi, Inc. and noted Amiga artist Jim Sachs have combined forces to ofter the Jim Sachs Signature Collection 1991 Calendar, a collection of 14 stunning computer-generated graphic images. The calendar includes Sachs favorite works, along with a treasure trove of tips for aspiring Amiga artists. (Contact your local Amiga dealer or Oxxi, Inc, 1339
E. 28th St, Long Beach. CA 80806. 213 427-1227.) RS 510. Who says desktop publishing has to be a serious matter? Not the people at Pelican Software. Billed as the "Lighthearted publishing program." Pelican Press ($ 99.95) is an easy-to-use printing program that lets you create giant posters, newsletters, cards, and even your own custom wrapping paper. The package includes a full-featured paint program and a great selection of professionally rendered clipart. A school version is also available for $ 119.95. (Pelican Software, 338 Commerce Drive, Fairfield, CT 06430, 800 232-2224.) RS&511. Free Spirit Software now offers the Sterling Service BBS (S149.95), which it calls the "Friendly BBS." According to the company, it s the first BBS system for the Amiga to provide an easy-to-use graphical user interface. It offers six user clubs, with up to eight sections each, ANSI and ANSI-extended color graphics, online menus and help, sysop remote CLI access, and an optional on-line screen editor. You can attach files to E-Mail messages and view a file prior to downloading. (Free Spirit Software, PO Box 128, 58 Noble St, Kutztown, PA 19530. 215 683-5609.) RS 573. AMKIT 2.0; An Introduction to the Workbench and CLI ($ 49 95) is a new version of International Technologies' tutorial system previously available for AMIGADOS 13 The new kit comes with a well-organized manual and three disks designed lo help you over the hump with all that AmigaDOS 2.0 offers. The disks also contain over 30 fully documented public-domain programs. (International Technologies. 2302 D Ave, Suite 203. National City, CA 92050, 619 477-2024 ) R$ 512. Gain better control over your DeskJet (Hewlett-Packard) printer with DJHelper ($ 50). DJHelper offers improved control over positioning of graphics, page dimensions, and gray-scale manipulation, as well as providing binary editing in both Hex and ASCII and direct selection of typeface, character, and set. You customize your printer's output to define the typeface as pica, elite, fine, or enlarged. Or, if you wish, you can replace Amiga command codes with your own definitions or edit and transmit any printer- conlrol sequence. (Creative Focus, Box
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M. Joiner Sebastopol. CA A: Well, you have encountered a rather obscuie bug in AmigaDOS. 1 tried what you desu ihed. And both ol mv directories also went oil to never-never land. I called Commodore's technical department, and die representative 1 spoke to confirmed that they are already aware of thi- bug. 1L vuu losi juiportant data in those dirt (.rones, the only advice I can give you is to u -e a piogratn suc h as DiskSalv (a PD lilt tlisk recover} program) to try to restoi i sour tiles. However, if you have wtittcn to the disk that the directories weie on. The data may already have been dan.aged >i (lestrosed. Oh yes, one more liny hit of advice: 1 suggest you don't :iv such drawer gymnastics ail} more DOC Squawk Q: 1 just bought a Ft umficard 500 and an ST I CV.Y haul disk in order to store all the programs I have in one plat e and to solve my loppy overload problem. The combination sei ins to be working jitsl fine, and. As an artist, I lave being able to load Deluxe Pa nit 111 in two settoals. Am not a hacker, however, and have only a minima amount of knowledge of the (.1.1, so I prefer to handle Cl.I functions with such p nigra ms as Click-Dos, Browser, and ('I ill Master because they are faster ami easier for me than learning the CI.l. The problem 1 am having is with the .DOC files for some of my programs. When I hooted with a floppy, they would ran and display their information just fine when el irked. Xow, however, many of them either flash a 2(15 error or ash me to insert a certain disk. What did 1 do wrong when I installed my hard disk? Do I need some kind of assign or something for the .DOC files?
R. Corcoran Waaronda, WA A: 1 suspect the problem lies in the command and path that are named in the Default Tool field of the icon. To find out, dick on the icon once. Then, from the Workbench menu select Info. T his will display a screen with a number of facts about the icon, including which (if any) default tool is to he used. The chances are quite good that the icon is using a default tool such as MORI-’ (or another text file reader display program), and may even specify the volume name of the program's original disk. If this is the case, you can edit the default tool to direct it to your own AmigaDOS C: or Utilities: directories. Depending on where you keep MORF. (! Moved mine into the C: directory, while other users keep it in the Utilities: directory), edit the information in the Default Tool field to contain: SYS:C MORE or SYSiUTILITIES MORE Finally, click on the Save gadget. The next lime vou dick on the icon for the documentation file, it will he able to find the proper file-reading program. Stop the Swap Q: have an A2000, and 1 use the word processor excellence! Liven time 1 try to save a fife to my formatted data disk, the computet asks me to reinsert the program disk (excellence!) And ends up saving the file to that disk instead of my blank data disk! What's wrong?
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• School purchase orders accepted. Index to 1990 Articles and Reviews Editors note: Individual entries in the Index are presented alphabetically under two major headings: Articles Columns and Reviews. Articles Columns are organized alphabetically under the following subject categories:
• Gaines • Operating System Workbench
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• Hardware: Systems Expansion Peripherals • Programming
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• Music Sound • Video Reviews are organized under the categories Hardware, Software and dames. The Index covers all 12 regular 1990 issues of Amiga World plus the 1990 Video & Animation Special in individual entries). Issue (abbreviated SI ARTICLES COLUMNS GAMES TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Bargain Basement Gems: The Top Ten Staff Nov 32 PD Games Top 10 Games Staff Nov 26 Winners in the Wings? Laflamme Nov 36 Wallace GRAPHICS ANIMATION TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE 2-D or Not 2-D.. A Good Question Laser SI 106 Accent on Graphics Hagen HAM Painting Jan 40 Forced Palettes Feb 70 Freehand Animation 1 Mar 56 Freehand Animation 2 Apr 46 Color Cycling May 50 2-D Claymation Jun 46 2-D to 3-D Jul 50 HAM Painting Aug 58 Multiplex Animation Sep 54 Digitizing Oct 64 Photo-Compositing Nov 66 Support Tools Dec 86 Color Roulette Brawn Sep 38 Dime Store Digitizing Brawn May 34 Electronic Collage Brawn Jan 26 Fast Forward to the Future Barney Sullivan Jut 24 Fine Art in Motion (Photon Paint) Turnipseed SI 96 Freeze Frame Digitizing Sonstroem Jun 42 Global Operations (Image Processing) Goode SI 112 How to Make a Fish Sneeze (DPaint) Daniels SI 82 LIVE! Performance Hanish SI 100 Motion in the Mind's Eye
B. Williams Sep 24 Object Lessons (Turbo Silver) Schenck Jul 30 Put a Trace on It! (Rotoscoping) Brawn SI 116 Putting a Shine on “Silver" Markoya SI 90 (Turbo Silver) “That Ain't All Folks!" Hanish Sep 30 (Animation Utilities) WHEN YOU WANT MORE THAN EMPTY MMEM consider Project D to be akin to a well equipped luxury automobile; it give; smooth ride and lots of easy to use operations.” - AmigaWorid 3roject D is certainly one of the most sophisticated, yet easy to use, disk uti packages available for the Amiga" - Amiga Sentry 'The user interface is wonderful..." Info Rated: 4+- stars - Info Magazine Introducing the most complete disk utility system ever created for the Amiga. Project D includes a powerful Amiga disk copier, a special format copier, a software indexing utility and a disk editor. Project D also represents over three years of continuous support and enhancements. BackupTooi gives you the power to protect your software investment by making backup copies of your Amiga floppy disks. It will copy both non-protccted and protected disks, deprotecdng most of your favorite copy-protected software with ease. It supports up to four disk drives and lets you copy to multiple drives at the same time. OmniTool allows you to duplicate disks that you may have for other computers. It is able to copy most protection schemes used by other computers and will even copy software that cannot be duplicated on the host machine! The OmniTool is able to duplicate the Atari ST, MS-DOS, CP M and Xenix disk formats. It will also allow you to quickly duplicate most music synthesizer disk formats including Ensoniq and Roland EditorTool will give the expert user complete control over AmigaDOS floppy disks and hand drives. You can examine and edit disks at the sector level in HEXandASCH. Features include data and bitmap block checksumming as well as boot block checksumming. You can search through the edit buffer for virus text, hidden passwords, messages and hex values. You can also edit MFM data on floppy disks. Catak>gTool will help you organize and index your software library. It can automatically read filenames from any AmigaDOS file system (DFO: HDO: etc.) or you can enter filenames manually. You can then quickly separate and sort your filenames into different categories. ' - ~'V T . J . I . 'T ~* i"l »> >f »r g Ei wvei . Y r inexpensive. We ths, ' ” as low iy and '.95 and Promt D: BackupTooi Copyright 1987-9® Fuller Computer Systwis, Inc Project Di BackupTooi Version 2.9 Using "diskcode.library" Version 3,4 Using Paraneter File Nunber 1B9B Designed and Hritten by Ben Fuller Now Shipping Project D Version 2.0 AmigaDOS Release 2 Compatible ¦¦¦¦law* .aBraWEW The Disk Copier...Plus! AVAILABLE AT FINE AMIGA DEALERS EVERYWHERE ...PROJECTD DELIVERS. Fuller Computer Systems, Inc. Post Office Box 9222 Mesa, Arizona 85214 Orders: (800) 874-DISK Tech Support: (602) 497-6070 FAX: (602) 497-6071 Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Dealer Inquiries Invited Project D is a trademark of Fuller Computer Systems, Inc. Circle 1B3 on Reader Service card. 0 1 I) E X 1 19 9 The Gang of Four (Paint Programs) Goode SI 48 Up Close and Personal: Digl-View Hagen May 22 Gold 4.0 Walt Disney Meets the Amiga Brawn Sep 18 HARDWARE: SYSTEMS EXPANSION PERIPHERALS TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Bridging the Gap to Big Blue Trimble Jan 34 Chips Ahoy! (Enhanced Chip Set) Leemon Jun 29 Evolution or Extinction? Future of A1000 Leemon May 44 Hard Lessons: Solid Results (HD Hubbartt Aug 38 Maintenance) Million Dollar Baby (CDTV) Barney Wallace Jul 18 The A3000: Welcome to a New Barney et. Al. Jun 18 Generation I LISTS BUYER'S ADVICE j TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE AW Hardware Buyer’s Guide Staff Mar 34 AW Mini Buying Guides Staff Dec 34 Buyer’s Guide: Animation Video Staff SI 26 Dial M. . .For Mall Order Kaniwec Dec 66 MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING SYSTEMS TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE "And For Best Direction.. Hagen Feb 25 (The Director) Author! Author! (VIVA)
G. Williams Feb 30 Go with the Flow (AmigaVision) Wallace Nov 40 Mastering Multimedia Interface Design Brawn Oct 80 Program Functions
G. Williams Nov 68 Script-Based Programs Glllmor Dec 98 Multimedia Is the Message Sands Wallace Feb 22 Play Your Best Hand Hanish Feb 38 Powerful Persuasion Sands SI 22 Interactive Construction Kit Brawn Jun 36 MUSIC SOUND TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE MIDI Sequencers Quinzi Dec 43 Now Hear This! Wells Mar 20 Patchwork (Patch Editors) Tully Mar 26 OPERATING SYSTEM WORKBENCH TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE fnfo.phile Van Name Catchings Scripts 3 Jan 42 Back to Basics 1 Feb 72 Back to Basics 2 Mar 58 Back to Basics 3 Apr 56 Back to Basics 4 May 52 Back to Basics 5 Jun 48 Back to Basics 6 Jul 58 Back to Basics 7 Aug 60 Scanning the Competition Wallace Jan 20 Take Ten and Master MEMACS Van Name Feb 58 Catchings The AW 2.0 Road Atlas Leemon Oct 54 The Fine ‘‘Art” of Printing Freeman May 28 PRODUCTIVITY BUSINESS 1 TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE A Portrait of the Artist as a Small Krutz Dec 54 Business Productive Coexistence Trimble Apr 16 The Great Software Weigh-In Lovhaug Apr 24 Word Power (WP Roundup) Lorieau Jul 44 PROGRAMMING | TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Clues to Programming the Amiga Leemon Aug 22 Command Performance Lovhaug Sep 44 Democratic Development: Programming Wallace Aug 18 in a New Age Pointers Amiga Basic Routines Catley Feb 78 Amiga Basic Text Display Catley Oct 66 Assembly Language Routines Catley Apr 64 Assembly Language Butterfield Nov 60 C Joystick Control McClellan May 56 C Memory Management Foust Mar 62 Console Device Mortlmore Dec 88 ExecBase Structures Mortimore Jun 54 Graceful Exiting Mical Aug 64 IFF Files Bodin Jan 48 OS 2.0 ColorFonts Clay Sep 56 Sculpt Scripting Landis Jul 60 PD SHAREWARE TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Bringing Home the PD Gold Laser Feb 50 Something for Nothing Kinsey SI 76 I TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKING TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Pack It In! (Archiving Utilities) Kinsey Aug 46 Playing Closer to the Net Barney Nov 48 Telecommunications Programs Laser Dec 47 1 VIDEO TITLE AUTHOR ISSUE PAGE Amiga Video: Done to a ‘T1 (Video Wallace Oct 20 Toaster) Cutting the Red Tape (Videotape
G. Williams SI 42 Formats) Play It Together, Sam (Sound Sync) Friedman SI 68 Say It With Style (Video Titling) Ludwick SI 62 Setting Up Shop
G. Williams SI 16 The Studio Builder’s Reference Guide Brawn Oct 30 Video Fonts
G. Williams Dec 37 Who’s In Sync (Genlocks) Tessler SI 54 REVIEWS 1 HARDWARE PRODUCT REVIEWER ISSUE PAGE A590 Wallace Jan 82 A2630 Leemon Mar 12 AEHD Drive Leemon Dec 23 Amiga Video Terminal Leemon Jul 12 The Software Shop, Inc. Software & Hardware Special 1-800-752-0050 "Give Us the Opportunity to BEAT any advertised price" GVP-A2000 ACCEL. 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A500 a .65 CAD Draw 2000...... 1 83 Home builder cac ..129 Home builder choice...... 5 3 Home Buildr library .....79 Intro cad ......51 Intro Cad Plus ...9 9 Pro-3oard ..399 Pro-Net 399 Ultra Design .....269 X-Cad Designer II 9 7 X-Cad designer Pro 30*4 COMMUNICATION Online .4 4 Ataik III ...6 5 Online Platinum 67 BBS pc 9 6 Skyline EBS com ..99 DATABASE Data retrieve ....51 Dbman V .189 Super base ...52 Superbase pers. 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Kit ...29 Discovery game math ....2 5 Discovery game spell.....2 5 Fraction action .3 2 Intellitype .....35 Kid talk ...3 5 Kinderama ..32 Learning curve .52 Letters For You .2 8 Master type 2 5 Math Odyssey ...3 3 Math talk .....3 5 Math talk ‘radon ......35 Math wizard 35 Mavis beacon typing 33 Numbers Count ...28 Project Master ...129 Puzzle Story book 29 Read & rhyme ..32 Read-a-rama ...32 Rhyming note book ..30 Spell bound 25 Speller bee .35 Tales from Arabia ...... 32 Talking Animator .34 Where in the U.S ..35 Where in World C.S ...3 2 Where inEurpe.C.Sdiego 35 Wordmaster ......32 World Atlas ..39 World Odyssey .33 Your family tree 32 FONTS Calligrapher ...8 5 Fancy 3d fonts ,...5 2 Font set I 2 2 Headline Fonts .54 Headlines 2 .47 Inter font ......76 Kara Anim font 1 ..3 5 Kara Anim Font 2 .3 5 Kara fonts color ...50 Kara fonts Headline 2......4 8 Kara fonts subheads .48 News letter fonts ..29 Page Stream fonts 1-15..29 Profonts I Prof ....2 3 Profonts II decorative......2 3 Studio font ...29 Subheads ....47 GRAPHICS & VIDEO DCTV .439 3- Demon .....73 3d options ...3 5 3D Professional ......299 Animagic .....95 Animate 3-D ......99 Animation editor .39 Animation effects ......32 Animation Flipper 32 Animation multiplane......58 Animation stand ..3 2 Animation Station ......6 9 Animation Studio .....111 Animation Titler 5 9 Animation w images 6 9 Animator apprentices .. 1 85 An i motion .6 5 Architectural Design ......23 Art Department ...59 Broadcast Titler II .229 C light 3d editor ...39 Caligsri ....159 Can do .....99 Chroma paint ...48 Comicsetter ..... 65 Credit text scroller .....2 9 Deluxe Paint ill ...10 2 Deluxe photo lab .....102 Deluxe print II ....59 Deluxe video Hi ...106 Design 3-D ...6 7 Designasaurus 32 Digi paint 3 ... 69 Digi View Golc 4.0 . 131 Digimate lit ..28 Digiworks 3d ......8 9 Director Tape ...38 Directors Toolkit ..2 6 Elan Performer ..41 Express paml III .8 9 Fantavision 4 2 Future design 3-d 23 Human design 3-d .....23 Int. Design sculp-3d ...2 3 Interchange ......32 Invision .1 09 Lights Camera Action 4 9 Microoot design 3-d .2 3 Modeler 3d .64 Movie clips...- ....29 Movie setter ......65 Page flipper fx ..9 5 Pagerender 3-D 105 Photon Pamt 2.0 . 97 Pixmate 43 Print master plus ...33 Pro video plus set i .....8 3 Pro video plus set II ....8 3 Pro Vioeo Post ...220 ProVideo Gold., 163 Scene Generator ......2 9 SculDt 3-d ... 64 Sculpt Anim. 4D 399 SculDt-Animate 4-D Jr. ... 9 5 Super Clips . 22 The Art Dept ......5 9 The Director ...... 46 Turbo silver 3 0 11 9 Turbo Silver Module ..2 0 Tv Text Prof ......111 Tv-show 2.0 .64 Tv-texi 64 Video elfects 3d ......121 Video scaoe 3-d ......120 Vtceo titler 9 5 Vista ......69 Zoetrope .... 89 HARDWARE A3OOO Internal Drive .....99 ADFIicker Free Video ..349 ADSpeed A500 Accel ..249 AE 3.5 External Dr. HD 215 AE External Drive .....109 AE Datalink 2000 MNP5 ....175 AE Datalink Exp. 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Jeopard An enhanced version ot Risk, RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Combat Tanks and asteroids FD7: PACMAN This disk contains several pacman type games including PacManST MazMan and Zonix FD9: Motla •. Tnis nas great graphic controls mutl'pfe speis. Similar to Lam anc Hack Play time several weeks1 FD10: HackLile A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic This is the second release ot this game on the Amiga Great Amiga graphic interlace Play time several weeks1 FD12A.FD12B: Siar Trek. The Game This is by far the best Star Trek game eve' written for any computer It features mouse control gc-oc graph cs. Cigifized sound effects and great gamep'ay Courts as 2 disks. Rea. 1Mb and two drives ior hd) FD 13: Board Games contains multiplayer Monopoly Dominoes. Paranoids, and others Fdl4: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games DM maps, spells. Mem location, and hints and more, also on this d sk Hbait an ark,moid breakout type game. Trix a Gut type clone FD16: Strategy Games Includes Diplomacy and Empros both great conquer anc rule multiplayer games similar m concept to Simcity and Populace Also educes biazkbax, hearts, and others FD17: Educational Games This disk includes several games for the younger members including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel of Fortune FD20: Tactical Games Mechi-oxe = 3 2 A game that simulates combat between two or more giant robot like machines Simple words can't begin to give you ‘ne feel of piloting a 30 JO foot tall tire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys you' every whin FD26:Arcade Games Marble shdu. This is a truly commercial quality game Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent piayablitly and entertainment. Mutants a small version of the arcade game of the same name, also SuperBreakout a pong arkanoids type game ~ Please sendTne the following: Enter disk id (Ex. DD17, FD5. WB3 FD29: Shoot em up s WWII you re the p lot of a WWII plane flying through enemy territory, you've just been spotted, good luck on you mission, SpKiller - try arc penetrate enemy lines with this game, and Reialtasor another great game FD32: Game Cheats and Flight Simulator - includes an instrument flight simulator for a DC 10 Also Cheats and Hints for the following games. Eari Weaver. Falcon It c t l d S'mCity SpaceAce Space Quest Test Drive hd install and Extract a program that gets all of the text from within a game |Or other) which makes cheat ng easier Also several toctbaii teams (learn Mes) FD33: Arcade Games Flreddy a m.no brothers type of game, Gerbiis a large! Practice game, Pipeline a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Iron a light cycles version, and wetroids a wonderful verson of asteroids with a hilarious twist FD35 Omega (v 1.31 A new dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack rouge, arc monn Tms version is considerably faster and better than all previous versions Play time. DevWare,11835 Carmel Mtn Rd.t 1304-A10 San Diego, CA 92128 Orders Only! 800 879-0759 Support & Questions 619 673-0759 months FD37a & b:Tacfical Games Empire (2 2w) This game comes highly recommended Now w tfi a full-featured graphic from end Empire is a nch simulation of international poetics, economics and war which is played over a period ol a lew of months by 2 or more people Players can run their countries from the normal Anuga keyboard, or via a modem at 300 to 2-tOO baud Counts as two disks FD38:Games - Cr bbage Master A great cnbbage game arc tutor Spades a well done card came. ChmeseCheckers - A computer version of ‘nis c'assic P jiz a 5 piece puzzle came ana construction set FD40:Arcade MicWieEast a timely’arcaae game of oeath and destruction set m Iraq BackToTneFu’urell - a very playaoe demo version o‘ this scon to be released commercial game. City a missile command clone WB4:Telecammumnication This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily Access (t 42) Avery nice ANSI term program based on Comm vl 3-5 but with the aadit on of fansfer protocols Ccmm 11 3J| Last version of one ot me best pub c domain common cations programs ever made on the Amiga. Harcshake i2 12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 WB5 • Fonts 1- Several fonts (35) tor the Amiga, also inclucec are five PageStream fonts .and ShowFcnt - a font d splay program W07: Clip Art - This disk rs ioaded with black ana white Cl P ad Art nc udes trees watches, tools US anc S'ate maps anc more W01Q:Virus Killers The latest ana best VirusX(4 0) Kvt2.1 >. And ZeroViruSjl 3) WB12; Disk Utilities i This great disk is loaded w-tn wonderful utilities for everythmq including making disk labels disk cataloging, disk optimizing disk and file recovery archiving ana organizing and all sorts of file ana directory manipulation Incudes SID greatly reduces CLI use Wbt3: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 different drive’s, and >f these don't do it with PrtDrvGen you can make you' own WB15: Business Trus disk contains a soreadsheet. A database a proiecitime management program and financial analysis (stocks) WB16: Business This oisk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysts program a great calendar scheduiar, a roiodex program and pennyw se a good "Cash Bock" accounting for home or off ce WB18 Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors Includes.TextPius i v2 2e) a lull featured word processor Drr*e(v1 35j a great programmers ec tor with strong macro features TexED,v2 8.I an enhanced Emacs type editor and a spell checker WB20- General Interest DiskSalv Vt 42 a disk recovery program for all AMIGA hie systems. FixDisk Vt 0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn t have. 3DLookt gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench. Clean Vl 01 a program to de fragment memory Tracer trace any part of an imace WB23; Graphics and Plotting Plot ;20b a three dimensional mathematical function plotter Can plot any user cefmec function BezSurf2 - produce awesome pictures of oojects one could turn on a lathe Can also map iff image files onto any surface that it can draw Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen makes a virtual screen anywhere, great tor DTP WB25:Educational On this disk are 'wo programs that can generate map5 of differing types. World Data Base uses the ClAs data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coorc nates Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity WB26: Disk Utilities 2 - MrSackup. KwickBackup two well cone utilities to help with harddisk ana floppy disk backups FdeMast a binary Me editor. Labelpnnter - Disk label printer with very powerful features WB27; Wage - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound Th-s disk has several c tierent Mandelbrot type programs for generating stunning graphics includes, MandeiMcuntains a realistic terrain generator. Fiacgen generated recursive tractate from user input Mandelbrot and Tmangel iwo fast mandelbrot generators, also Mostra the best IFF display program 1o date, wilt display ALL IFF s including Dynamic HAM, and Sound a great IFF sound player will play anything Try this disk, you'll love it1 WB33:Circult Board Design - severa terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtooi • a croud scare: design tool. LcgicLao circuit logic tester and Mead I' 26) a we I done new release of this PD CAD o'ogram. Row comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion mto schematics WB36: Graphics On ihis disk am several programs 1o create stunning graphical images including Mpath creates swirling galaxy images Roses prodjce an unlimited number of variations of images that a symmetrically Similar !0 a rose SimGen display those spectacular Payment Enclosed Please charge my Visa Master charge Account _ Signature Name Address City__ ST X-MAS Special 2nd Day Shipping On Orders Over 530.00 $ 5.95 ea $ 4.95* ea 1-9 Disks 10-24 Disks Free Expires 11-21-90, Continental US only images as part a! Your woikbenck screen and RayShacio a very good raytracinq program, create your own beautiful 3d graphics WB38; Plotting and Graphics Plotxy is the most powerful lull featured
o ortmg package Used Py many colleges and universities A welcome addtior to Our library Highly recommended Plans • a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program very tjii featured Tesseiator - a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M C Ecsber type pictures $ 3.95* ea 25+ Disks WB39: Music Intuitracker is an German offer of an exquisitely well done program that allows you to play music on your Amiga with CD like controls Lets you strip out mus'C from youf favorite games or others and include them in your mus e library Anti-Virus Free on all orders with 15 or more disks! WB40: Music "CD on a d sk' 90 minuter. Of modern music on this well preSenlttd collection WB41: Music MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor Create you' own stunning music cirectiy on your the Amiga Similar to SoundTracker but better Very powerful, easy lo use program WB43;Business - This disk contains AnalyfiCalo - probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on toe Am ga A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected m a commeroal package WB53:Graphics Tne disk contains C light The easiest to use raytracmg we have seen io date This one started out life as a full featured commercial product similar to Scuipt3d. Raytraang programs can generate stunning realistically shaded ob|ecls Also sMovie a full featured video text t iter similar to ProVideo Broadcast Titter Great video scroll rg wipes, special effects, and more WB54:Prin!ing This disk contams several routines to help with the chore of printing Incudes Gothic - F.naiiy a Banner printer lor the PD1 PnntStudio -a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface anc many advanced features. Ltia - with ease, print ASCII files lo a PostScript printer, and many more WB55:AppliC3tion Xcopylll a fjll featured d $ k ccpier, make backups of write protected d sks Road Route - Imp the quickest route from one city to another highway description included Diary a diary program I ne "Dougy Howard M D' Cal a calendar program Mag man a database tailored fo maintain records on articles ana publications OD47: Pascal This flisk contains everything needed to program m Pascal Inctudes, A68k (1.2) 680D0 assembler. Blink linking software ana PCQ (t 0) a modes! Pascal sub set compiler DD49: C Compiler contains zc = 1 01) fully KSR. Zcc( - 0) front end A53k| i.2| assemble' Blmk linker Public Domain Library We are the Qffical Public Domain Library of Antic Amiga Plus, we have been the Qffical PD library of Amiga World. Find out why these magazines choose us! Each of our disks are jam packed with nothing but the best programs. The first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the disk; DD intermediate to advanced - often contains source. WB general interest - most programs can be run from the workbench, and FD games and entertainment. Order our disk based catalog and receive a coupon for a FREE volume on your next purchase. We always use only SONY disks5 DD51: Circuit Analysis Asp ce i2 3) A full featured cros'am for electric circuit analyss DD52: Scientific - Includes Elements - an incredibly well done periodic table program with source, Scientific piotlmg over 600k of Lattice C source routines that can be included m your own programs DD54: Compression Tins disk is loaded with ALL ot the besf fife compress on programs and aids for the Amiga Many of the programs can pe used by the new user Includes Arc(2 3). Lharc|1 0). Lhwarp(i 03). Pkax(f 0) PowerPacker(2 3a) a must have by ail Zipit 0) Warp(2.04), and Zoo(2 0) Also iFFcrunch an excellent compression for IFF files DD55: ARP On this Oisk you will find the complete ArpRe!3 0 release including the lull user docs, the lull Developers guide, and Conman (i 4). ARP is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project (ARP) release 1.3 ARP makes many improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your system easier to use frcm me CLI DD57: Advanced Utilities ¦ Msh • like Cross dos. Copes files to and from MS DOS. Pal NTSC convert any pal program to NTSC and vice versa. Also several utilities that improve your startup-sequence, p us 25 more programs DD62: Basic and Xscheme Cursor a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, sbasic and (text seve*ai wonderful routines to help in basic programe-s. And Xscnemt- an interpreted object onemed programing language DD65 C Tutorials - Several well cone tutorials on how to program tne Amiga Includes tutorials and working examples on Device drivers. IFF reads and writes. Sound implementation Arcade game design and implementation. Double Buffering and others A must have for Amiga Programmers SONY Blank Disks: DSDD 3 5" 10 for S 8.90 (.89 cents ea> 25 for S1 8.90 (.76 cents ea) 50 for $ 34.90 (.70 cents ea) 100 for $ 68.90 ( 68 cents ea) Sony QD-6150 data cartridge $ 24.00 ea. No shipping charge on USA blank disk orders. Canada and Mexico add $ 05 each, Sorry no other foreign. 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- John Wolfskill Senior Writer, Technology IN MY SHORT tenure as an Amiga World stafler, I haw hat I the good fortune to learn a lot about the Amiga and its t ouununiiv. As Amiga users tend to be a helpful lot. Dial part was easy: All J had todo was listen. Unfortunately, during the listening process, I look in a great deal mote than just information, munch. Some pretty strong opinions and a lot of’conjecture oil a variet of topics. I read it in magazines and in the promotional literature from developers, and I heard it at trade shows and during telephone conversations: "[The people at] Commodore don’t know what they're doing*. . ."IBM and Apple computers stink". , .“The Amiga does it better than that piece of junk!". . ."Spreadsheets and networks are lor those IBM nerds," and so on, along with other choice remarks all designed to holster one ego while disparaging another. What does this type of behavior prove? T he answer is: Nothing. If there is a “bottom line," it is that everyone who uses, writes about, talks about, or makes his ot her dnilv bread from the existence of the Amiga has a stake in its future. Not one ol us wants to see u fall tinder the heels of a corporate giant = whether spelled with three letters or five). We all know that our worst fears will be realized if the Amiga fails to attract the new users it requires to make its market grow and prosper. But how do we accomplish this? Not by publicly lambasting Commodore management. Not bv offering to buv up the company s loose stock as a feeble and inane pnilest (something proposed recently bv a member ol the Amiga Developers’ Association). Nor will we do it bv rabidtv shouting that our Amiga is the only computer that can generate a prettv picture. Many computers can do that. I hey just cost more, SOAP BOX •. ) K)R S .VOLE: .l. we start 1991, you will notice sonic changes in Last Licks one oj which is our new "Soup liox" column. Lath month we will present an opinion piece un essayt really that we hope will provide food for thought for members of the Amiga community. Essays will come from a variety of different members of that community: AW editors and readers. Amiga users and developers, or even a spokesperson from Commodore on occasion. We welcome feedback from all quarters: perhaps some of the responses may become the basis for future "Soap Iiox" essays. If you would like to reply to any opinions expressed lure, please wide to fan Jackson, "Soap liox,” Amiga'World. Elm St., Peterborough, A7 0345S. Ably would not. However, see the light of day inside of two years, if ever. Admittedly, that's slow going -but Microsoft has a habit of getting things right the first time around. Toaster Mania. NewTek’s active shipping of its Video Toaster has generated celeonty interest right off the bat. Here's a quick tally of highbrows who reportedly own or have expressed an interest in the Toaster: The manager of Pink Floyd, 22 Top. Michael Winfield = the cop with all the sound effects in the Police Academy movies). Danny Ejfman (credited with Batman. Dick Tracy, Simpson’s sound tracks, and the leader of Omgo Bomg) and EAR TO THE WALL A View from the Patio To Receive FREE Product Information TEAR out the perforated card. Please print or type your name and address where indicated. READEI R SERV! ICE CIRCLE the numbers on the card that correspond to the reader service numbers on the advertisements that interest you. ORDER a one year subscription to AmigaWorld by circling 500 on the card. MAIL the card with your check, money order or U.S currency to: AmigaWorld Reader Service Management Department
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