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The situation clearly would not do. So a bit over a year ago, the Amiga Developers’ Association was launched as a concerted effort to correct the Amiga’s credibility ills. In its first year, the ADA established itself as a legal organization in all 50 states, thus setting the stage for a long and hopefully glorious future. A new board has recently been established, and its first meeting took place with the help of an AT&T operator and some of its swell con fere n cecal 1 technolog). This year’s ADA board is raring to go. The new chairperson is A1 Hos- pers, the energetic head of Dr, Ts, the music software maker. The 1st vice-chairperson is Melissa Jordan Grey, who, as president of Blue Ribbon Sound Works, has ignored competitive instincts to work alongside AL Our 2nd vice chairperson is Perry Kivolowitz, who, as head of ASDG, launched the acclaimed Art Department series and who happens to have great taste in Italian restaurants. The secretary is Debbie Miller, from New Horizons, of graphics software fame, and our treasurer is Jerry Wolosenko, of Psygnosis, the well-known game extremists. Associate members of the board include Joe Lowery, of AMI Shows, Inc., Bob Wolter of Micro-Pace, and yours truly of Amiga World. I’ll be the first to admit the ADA is a small organization. The membership is tiny, the coffers nearly empty, and it lacks a professional support staff. But size isn’t everything. Focus is. In order to be effective, the ADA has honed its focus into a single goal; to promote the Amiga. And in this, I believe the ADA will be remarkably successful. The timing couldn’t be better. First, the Amiga's ascendancy in multimedia and its penetration into the video fields have given the machine credibility. We’ve got Mac users drooling (more than usual), for goodness’ sake! And the press has clearly taken notice. Second, Commodore’s new American chief, Jim Dionne, has already broadened distribution, added greater support for small dealers, and worked to lower the price and increase the prestige of the A500, which will turbo-charge that side of the market, Jim had the Amiga going gang- busters in Canada, and there is no reason he can’t do it here, especially with all of us behind him, .And with CDTV about to blow, we've got the big boys like Tandy, Microsoft, and Philips on the run. Finally, readers of Amiga publications have done their part. Nearly every day I get copies of magazines that include letters from readers demanding more Amiga coverage. A recent issue of Publish! Ran one such letter and then pledged to cover the Amiga more aggressively. Hey, we’ve got these folks primed! To maintain the pressure, the ADA is already at work on position papers to be sent to the computer press, and is putting together a major membership drive. It also plans to communicate with its members through a regular newsletter. But most of all, it plans to lobby for our system, so that a decade from now we can load Dpaint 12, which will control our Video Microwave on our tried-and- true, 68090-based Amiga 18000.
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• Uses 2 to 4090 colors (including halfbrite)
• Digitizes in 21 hits per pixel (2.1 million colors) for the highest quality images possible
• Has advanced dithering routines that give an apparent 100,000 colors on screen simultaneously
• Comes with an icon driven slideshow program for presentations using both IFF and Dynamic images
• Offers an unprecedented lifetime warranty and toll-free support line if you want the best pictures possible on your Amiga, then you need the best selling video digitizer of all time: Digi-View Gold. Only S199.95 Digi-View Gold is available now at your local Amiga dealer. Or call 1-800-843-8934 or 1-913-354-1146 NewIek The Amiga Video Digitizer incorporated Only one product lias captured the imagination of Amiga users around the world: Digi-View Gold. It’s the most award winning, best-selling and most used Amiga hardware product of all time. When Amiga owners want to digitize graphics they use Digi-View Gold. Period. In fact, we’ve probably sold more Digi-Views than any other digitizer on any PC in history'. Here’s your chance to bring the world into your Amiga. Simply focus your video camera on any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with vibrant color and stunning clarity. Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, video, or just for fun, Digi-View Gold makes dazzling images perfectly simple. Digi-View' Gold is designed specifically for the Amiga 500 and 2000, and plugs directly into the parallel port. With complete software control of color saturation, brightness, sharpness, hue, resolution, and palette, advanced image processing is as easy as adjusting the controls on your television. Only Digi-View Gold:
• Has exclusive Dynamic IliRes mode for 4090 colors in HiRes
• Digitizes in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x200 up to 708x480 (full HiRes overscan) Requires standard gender changer for use with Amiga 1000. Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs of RAM Digi-View Gold is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. Circle 102 on Reader Service card EXCITING VIDEO PRODUCTIONS IN SIX EASY STEPS! I i 1 SEQUENCE ANIMATION
• AND GRAPHICS Simply drag out segments on ShowMaker's unique time-line interface. The length indicates the duration over which the the animation or graphic will play. ShowMaker automatically loads the files as needed, without interrupting the playback of the current animation. This means long running productions, limited by disk space, not RAM. ShowMaker also features dozens of built-in transitions, including wipes, fades, and dissolves, and is compatible with most ANIM formats. ADD MUSIC Create dynamic soundtracks just as easily. Just drag out segments to the lengths you want on any of the Music or Sound Effect Tracks. ShowMaker supports MIDI output. MIDI files, and SMUS formats. ShowMaker's unique auto-sync feature* ensures that your video always remains synchronized to the music! The Complete Desktop Video Solution C-rr.lp 1S0 on Rparipf Sprviop rarrt ShowMaker gives you control over genlocks, videodisc players, and VCRs. Just tel! ShowMaker when to cut in your video, and it will automatically seek to the correct position and fade in the gen locked signal at exactly the right time.** TOASTER EFFECTS If you have a Video Toaster, you need ShowMaker to bring out its full potential. ShowMaker lets you easily control the Toaster and integrate it's effects into full productions. DRAMSTAR INDUSTRIES PRESENTS OVERLAY TITLING Add titles to your production easily with ShowMaker's built-in video tiller. You can even run titles on lop of Amiga animations and graphics, and overlay the results on video. ShowMaker includes a collection of hish c quality video fonts anil backgrounds.
• PREVIEW AND EDIT Business, Education, Presentation. Whatever your message, bring it to life with ShowMaker. With ShowMaker and your Amiga, it's easy to combine graphics, animation, video, sound, ana even animated titles to make your own video productions. Or live multimedia presentations. So whether you're creating the next Hollywood blockbuster or a sales or training tape, ShowMaker gives you the tools to make it happen. And it's as easy as 1, 2, 3... With ShowMaker you can preview your production at any time during its development. Then quickly and easily adjust, cut, copy, and paste tracks until your show is perfect. ShowMaker will even generate storyboards and cue sheets to help you visualize and fine tune your production. PLAY IT! You're done! Hit the play button and ShowMaker will play back your production in real time, automatically synchronizing the video, animation, soundtrack, and titling. A true multimedia presentation. Record your production to videotape for a first generation Master Tape! ShowMaker is the first program with:
• Intelligent autoloading of animations and graphics*
• Animation playback synchronized to music in frames-per-beat*
• Video titling over Amiga animation and graphics ¦ Synchronized music and animation to external clocks (SMPTE MTC) ShowMaker also features:
• Complete control of genlock functions**
• MIDI command and file support
• Full Arexx support
• Wait-for-click interactivity
• Production looping
• Volume fading
• Story boarding
• Cuesheet generation
• Use ShowMaker with AmigaVision
• Multiple wipes, reveals, and transition effects between animations and still pictures. GOLD DISK
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• *Additional hardware required This document created entirely in Professional Page 2.1) rLr Lr~ 'rV ¦ i; v cc - * ; * i ’ - ? ;> a . - • - .--I-.--- • .... ... . "I? Why spend $ 3,000 to $ 8,000 for Infinite Window TBC hardware when the new DPS Personal TBC™ card links a Video Toaster® directly to any VCR for only $ 995? That’s right. $ 995. And since a TBC is essential to connect your VCR or Camcorder to your Video Toaster, we’ve made it as easy as it is affordable. Just plug it into your Commodore Amiga® or PC® compatible computer for broadcast quality time base correction. With both NTSC composite and Y C (S-VHS or Hi 8®) video inputs, Genlock and Infinite Window timing correction. There’s nothing else to buy. And no reason to buy anything else. DIGITAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS INC. Market Leader In Broadcast Quality Time Base Correctors 55 Nugget Ave., Unit 10 Scarborough, Ontario Canada M1S 3L1
(416) 754-8090 Fax: (416) 754-7046 Video Toaster* is a registered trademark of NewTek Incorporated. Amiga* is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. PC* is a registered trademark of IBM Corp. Hi 8® is a registered trademark of Sony Corp. DPS Personal TBC “ is a trademark of Digital Processing Systems. Inc. Circle 65 on Reader Service card. VOLUME 7, NUMBER 6 JUNE 1991 CONTENTS I ENTIRES CDTV: Birth of a Notion? By Doug Barney ...20 With Commodore now rolling out its long-announced Amiga-based CD player, interactive multimedia may finally find a mass audience. Full details and a Buyer’s Guide to CDTV titles in this Amiga World Special Report. ARTICLES ANIM TAMERS By Gene Brawn . . , 30 If your animation files are gobbling up precious disk-storage space and memory at an alarming rate, check out these 15 economical tips for "squeezing” ANIM files into more manageable proportions. Antidote to Chaos By Harv Laser 38 When it comes to inefficiency and waste in organizing system resources, the fault may lie, as Cassius pointed out to Brutus, “not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Take the cure with these productivity-boosting hints, techniques, and handy utilities. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey.. 6 The Amiga Developers’ .Association is gearing up for its second year of operation with a new campaign to put the Amiga squarely on the map and in the forefront of advances in computer technology. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen 46 Joel zeros in on ASDG’s new image- processing program, .Art Dept. Professional, and shows you how to use darkroom-like techniques to enhance your screen images for presentation as finished artwork. Mastering Multimedia By Mitch Wells 48 Applying good, sound design principles from typography and presentation graphics pays off handsomely when creating text screens for your multi- media shows. Amiga CD in the comfort of your living room? Commodore’s new A500-ha$ ed CD system plays CDTV titles (see our Buyer’s Guide), regular audio Cds, and the new CD + Graphics discs. Also this month: Tips, techniques, and programs for greater productivity from your Amiga. VR I MEM'S P I r 8 Overscan ... We’ve rolled our coverage of news (“Headliners”), new products (“What’s New?”), and the Amiga nets (“PD Prospector”) into one new and larger monthly column. If it’s new or if it’s news, you'll find it all in “Overscan” each and every month. 80 AW Shucks! . If we find that we’ve goofed on items in a previous issue, you’ll see the correction right here. 86 Help Key ... AiV's Answer Man is always ready when it comes to solutions to your technical teasers. 88 AW Product Information . Information for contacting developers of products covered in each issue is now presented in one central “Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses” list. The Last Word ......96 We’ve deciflcd to give you the final say from now on. “Repartee” gets a new name, as letters from readers take over the back page each month. REVIEWS Professional Page 2.0 (Gold Disk) .. 14 New7 features and a face-lift put Pro Page back on the DTP cutting edge. Imagine (impulse) ......15 A 3-D modeling animation breakthrough from the makers of Turbo Silver. Image Finder (Zardoz) ..76 Database indexer for graphics files. TRANSWRITE (Gold Disk) and QUICKWRITE (New Horizons) 78 Bare-bones word processing from the Transcript and ProWrite camps, respectively. G V M E S Crib Notes By Peter oiafson 58 “Shadow” savers, Lemmings lifelines, and more from the gamesmeister. Lemmings (Psygnosis) ....38 Save those self-destructive rodents! BAT (UBI Soft Electronic Arts) 58 Challenging sci-fi graphics adventure. WOLFPACK (Broderbund) .68 U-Boats and convoys in a WWII simulation. Warlords (strategic studies) 70 Fantasy and strategy combined in a neat war game. Amiga World Catalog AmigaWorld Special Products are now presented in one handy catalog section: AW Videos (including Animation Video II and The Video Toaster), Tool Chest, AW Game Package, Tech Journal, AW Books, and more. Plus free special-incentive bonus with all orders. Pages 64-67. Optional 3.5" IDE AT hard disk up to 340MB capacity (13ms). 2 ? Built-in Autobooting IDE AT hard disk controller. New! Redesigned and Faaaster 50MHZ 88030POWER Now Expandable to 32MB of 32-bit RAM! Our new faster and more expandable A3050 SOMhz accelerator kit will turbo-charge your Amiga 2000s beyond your wildest dreams. Check out these features: V Uses GVP's new custom designed 4MB, SIMM32™ memory modules with 60ns, DRAjMs. V ZERO SLOT SOLUTION! Even with a full-blown 32MB, 50Mhz, A3050 kit installed in the AiOOO's “CPU" slot, ALL ZORRO n expansion slots are left free for unlimited future expansion! V Exciting new 3.5" hard disk "bundles". Choose between the 1” high, 120MB |15msl model or the incredible halfheight 340MB j 13ms) model. Converts an A2000 into the fastest Amiga in the world. There is truly NO competitive product. V 68000 fall-back mode for timing sensitive applications (e.g: some games]. V GVP is the world's leading manufacturer of accelerator products for the Amiga. Of 32-bit wide High Performance memory. 4 50Mhz 68030 CPU and 50Mhz 68882 Floating Point Unit. Douglas Barney, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara GeFVERT, Senior Editor JANINE L. JACKSON, Review Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology; Special Products Manager LlNDA Barrett LaFLAMME, Editor, The Amiga World Tech Journal Tim Walsh, Technical Editor JOHN Wolfskill, Senior Writer, Technology MARE-ANNE JARVELA, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, David T. McClellan, Contributing Editors HOWARD G. Happ, Art Director Laura JOHNSON, issijfan* Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer ALAN A Korda, Production Supervisor Debra A. Davies, Typographer Kenneth Blakeman, National Advertising Sales Manager Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative HEATHER GuINARD, Advertising Sales Representative, Partial pages €s? Info Market, 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 94063 Wendie Haines Marro, Marketing Director Laura Livingston, Marketing Coordinator Margot L, Swanson, Customer Service Representative; Advertising Assistant LlSA LaFlEUR, Business and Operations Manager MARY McCoLE, Video Sales Representative Susan M. Hanshaw, Circulation Director, 1-800-365-1364 PAM WILDER, Circulation Manager LYNN LAGASSE, Manufacturing Manager Roger J. Murphy, President Nancy GeNDRON, Assistant to the President PAUL Houle, 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 Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager William M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Doreen Means, Systems Coordinator Amiga World (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines, Inc. Amiga World is published monthly by IDG Communications, Peterborough. Inc.. 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. U.S. subscription rate is $ 29.97, one year; $ 46.00, two years: $ 64.00, three years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). .All rates are one-year only. Second-date postage paid at Peterborough, NH, and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-0100. Entire contents copyright 1991 by IDG Communications Peterborough, Inc. No part of this publication maybe printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher Postmaster: Send address changes to Amiga Hor&i, Subscription Services. PO Box 58804, Boulder. CO 80322-880-1. Nationally distributed by Kahle News Co.. Amiga M rUi makes every effort to assure the accuracy of articles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. Amigalibrl l assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. 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 Dealers Circle 77 on Reader Service card. Consumers Circle 201 on Reader Service card. Beauty and Functionality Redefined SERIES n A5i HD+ THE NEW IMPACT 71im yourA500*J into a Serious and More Fun Computing Tool Today! GVP’s New SERIES U A500-HD+ is The Ultimate in Hard Drive, Memory and Expandability for your Amiga Major features include: Leading Edge Same high-tech custom VLSI and FamstROM™ features as GVP's new Series IIA2000 SCSI-RAM Products. Foresight Unique new ''Mini-Slot"™ brings out all the A500 expansion bus signals, allowing for exciting future expansion options-the only intelligent alternative to risky "Pass-Through" functionality. Reliability Includes internal fan to keep you cool and robust power supply ensuring your A500 power supply will not be overloaded. GVP will not compromise on quality and reliability! Memory Expansion Internal RAM Expansion up to 8MB using easy-to-install SIMM memory modules. Sleek Custom injection-molded styling perfectly matches your A500 for unequaled beauty and elegance, setting a new standard for A500 peripherals. State-of-the-Art New P'-high internal hard disk drive,* available from 40MB through 100MB. Performance Provides no-compromise hard disk performance which until now has never been seen on the A500. Seeing is Believing Take one for a Test "Drive" at your nearest GVP Dealer today! Game Switch: Enables RAM while enabling full game compatibility. External SCSI Port Allows up to 7 SCSI devices to be attached. 1rr-High Factory-installed Hard Disk Drive: 40MB through 100MB. “Mini-Slot”: For future expansion options. GVPs Custom VLSI Chip. GVP’s FaaastROM SCSI Driver. Internal RAM Expansion: Up to 8MB Internal Fan: Keeps you running cool. Dedicated Universal Input Power Supply; Included. Reinforced 86-PIN Card Edge Connector ? » ? ? Call for Special End-User Trade-Up Details! Ihe Next Generation in Amiga* 500 Add-On Peripherals 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 Cede t27 on Reader Service card. Dealers Cirde 245 on Reader Service card. CHIEF CONCERNS Hip, Hip, ADA! WHEN I GOT here a couple of years ago, the lack of respect for the Amiga got me hotter than a yuppie in a ja- cuzzi. Amiga users hadn’t exactly stood still for this type of treatment. In fact, most had done their share of R&R (ranting and raving). Unfortunately, all this energy lacked direction, and your complaints were all too easy to ignore. The situation clearly would not do. So a bit over a year ago, the Amiga Developers’ Association was launched as a concerted effort to correct the Amiga’s credibility ills. In its first year, the ADA established itself as a legal organization in all 50 states, thus setting the stage for a long and hopefully glorious future. A new board has recently been established, and its first meeting took place with the help of an AT&T operator and some of its swell con fere n cecal 1 technolog). This year’s ADA board is raring to go. The new chairperson is A1 Hos- pers, the energetic head of Dr, Ts, the music software maker. The 1st vice-chairperson is Melissa Jordan Grey, who, as president of Blue Ribbon Sound Works, has ignored competitive instincts to work alongside AL Our 2nd vice chairperson is Perry Kivolowitz, who, as head of ASDG, launched the acclaimed Art Department series and who happens to have great taste in Italian restaurants. The secretary is Debbie Miller, from New Horizons, of graphics software fame, and our treasurer is Jerry Wolosenko, of Psygnosis, the well-known game extremists. Associate members of the board include Joe Lowery, of AMI Shows, Inc., Bob Wolter of Micro-Pace, and yours truly of Amiga World. I’ll be the first to admit the ADA is a small organization. The membership is tiny, the coffers nearly empty, and it lacks a professional support staff. But size isn’t everything. Focus is. In order to be effective, the ADA has honed its focus into a single goal; to promote the Amiga. And in this, I believe the ADA will be remarkably successful. The timing couldn’t be better. First, the Amiga's ascendancy in multimedia and its penetration into the video fields have given the machine credibility. We’ve got Mac users drooling (more than usual), for goodness’ sake! And the press has clearly taken notice. Second, Commodore’s new American chief, Jim Dionne, has already broadened distribution, added greater support for small dealers, and worked to lower the price and increase the prestige of the A500, which will turbo-charge that side of the market, Jim had the Amiga going gang- busters in Canada, and there is no reason he can’t do it here, especially with all of us behind him, .And with CDTV about to blow, we've got the big boys like Tandy, Microsoft, and Philips on the run. Finally, readers of Amiga publications have done their part. Nearly every day I get copies of magazines that include letters from readers demanding more Amiga coverage. A recent issue of Publish! Ran one such letter and then pledged to cover the Amiga more aggressively. Hey, we’ve got these folks primed! To maintain the pressure, the ADA is already at work on position papers to be sent to the computer press, and is putting together a major membership drive. It also plans to communicate with its members through a regular newsletter. But most of all, it plans to lobby for our system, so that a decade from now we can load Dpaint 12, which will control our Video Microwave on our tried-and- true, 68090-based Amiga 18000. For those interested in joining ADA, the commitment is fairlv serious. The dues are SI50 per year, and for that amount of cash you don’t get an accelerator board, extra memory, or even a free subscription to Amiga- World. Instead, when you take that leap of faith, you are investing in your market. But dues are not the biggest burden. The ADA asks members to get involved: To help define this technology, round up innovative uses for profiles in mainstream publications, and nicely but relentlessly badger the unenlightened press until it gives the Amiga its due. You don’t have to join the ADA to help in this effort. On your own, you can write, call, or even fax publications that should, but don’t, currently cover the Amiga. After all, aren’t you dying to see Dpaint 12? If you would like to join the ADA, you can get an application and more information by writing: ADA Membership Drive c o Jerry Wolosenko Psygnosis 29 St. Mary’s Court Brookline, MA 02146 .And to all those who have sent off letters on the Amiga’s behalf, many thanks! ¦ The Ultimate All-in-One Amiga 2000Add-on,.. 68030 POWER+ 16MB RA CONTROLLER Replaces up to FOUR “normal” expansion boards! Internal SCSI Hard Drive
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Video Toaster is a trademark ol NewTek Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more inlormation, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Dealers Circle 51 on Reader Service card. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Circle 106 on Reader Service card. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks AmiEXPO New York: Fun, No Games! NEW YORK, N.Y. While green-vested celebrants Indulged In shenanigans along 5th Avenue In honor of St. Patrick's day, a more subdued kind of fun was going on a block away. AmiEXPO, held March 15-17 at the New York Hilton, offered plenty of fun but no games. Although market observers have witnessed the Amiga's upwardly-moblle trend for a long time, many could not quite believe what they saw: For the first time, not one game was to be found among the displays at an Amiga show! The closest thing to a graphics adventure or shoot-’em-up was the announcement of Oxxl Aegis's Interactive game-programming language, Aegis Visionary ($ 99.95), with over 60 commands specific to gaming. (RS 562). What took the place of the game demos that were present at earlier Amiga shows? Videoequipment displays by such companies as JVC (RS 551) and NEC (RS 552J-both of which were, appropriately, near NewTek’s huge Video SBPro 4 Breaks Windows The long-awaited SuperBase Professional 4 (S495; upgrade from SBPro 3, $ 149) has finally stepped onto the showroom floor. This all-new Precision release has a MicroSoft Windows look. That’s no accident, as SBPro 4 can now import and export .DBF (dBASE), .WKS (Lotus 1-2-3), and .XLS (Micro- Soft Excel) files, read dBASE .DBF data directly, and output from existing Toaster exhibit (RS 553). JVC Regional Manager Jim Turner told me that he was there mainly to check out the emerging Toaster-led Amiga video market and to see how JVC products can fit In. ASDG (RS 559), betting on a great fit, is developing support for JVC's yet-to-be-released BR-S605U edit deck (scheduled to retail between $ 2200 and $ 2600) via a module for the Art Department Professional image processor. NEC was nestled in with Active Circuits, which has developed an Amiga interface for NEC's PC-VCR, a frameaccurate unit for creating and editing presentations and applications. Active Circuits (RS 554) also demonstrated a transportable Video Arts Teieprompting System in addition to two new modules for Its RasterUnk (formerly ImageLInk) image-conver- sion software. One is TGAUnk; which allows control of Truevision's Targa and ATVIsta frame Continued on p. 12. DBASE databases without conversion. Precision’s data-management giant has room for a whopping one billion records, and its text fields can handle 4000 characters. Other improvements include logical, real, long, and integer fields, more image formats, and a graphical labels facility. In addition, the program can retrieve and play sound samples as data, so you can incorporate voice mail or voice annotation in database applications. The new Forms Designer probably the flashiest change in the package features optional rules and a snap-to- grid, WYSIWYG layout. The refurbished toolbox provides access to a wide range of object types and attributes. These include check boxes and “radio” buttons that you can attach to data fields or variables, and push buttons for executing command strings written in Super base’s Database Management Language (DML). JJ If, as Motorola claims, its 25-MHz 68040 processor is faster than Intel’s 25-MHz 80486 processor, and if, as GVP claims, its 50-MHz 68030 board for the A2000 runs Faster than a 25- Mhz 68040, then an Amiga equipped with the 50-MHz 030 is faster not only than the fastest IBM PC or PC clone (which use the 25-MHZ 486), but also than the fastest Macintosh (which uses a 42-MHz 68030)! Zowie! On Sale! Concurrent with other changes In West Chester, Pennsylvania, these days. Commodore has slashed suggested retail prices of A2000- and A3000-series computers. Along with the CPUs, expanslon-board prices also felt the knife, A stock A2000 that sold for $ 1895 now sports a $ 1599 price tag. The A2000HD experienced the largest percentage price reduction in CPUs, with a drop from $ 2699 to $ 1999. Other mark- downs Include the A25OO 30 ($ 4699 to $ 3799), A3000-16 50 ($ 3299 to $ 2999), A3000-25 50 ($ 3999 to $ 3499), and the A3000-25 100 ($ 4999 to $ 4699). If you have been holding back from buying Commodore expansion boards, these reductions may change your mind: The A2630 68030 accelerator board that originally sold for $ 1999 is now $ 1799, and the A2058 SMB RAM board populated with two megabytes dropped from $ 649 to $ 349. The MS-DOS-com- patible A2088D XT and A2286 AT Brldgeboards went from $ 699 to $ 499, and $ 1599 to $ 799, respectively. Finally, the A2300 Internal genlock fell from $ 299 to $ 169, the A2091 autoboot hard-drlve controller dropped from $ 399 to $ 199, and the A1680 1200-baud external modem that once sold for $ 99 is now $ 59. JJ For information about the vendors of products mentioned, see “Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 88. DESIGN WORKS, THE PERFECT CREATIVE TOOL FOR THE AMIGA MIND Put Design Works To Work For You Unleash The Artist Within Natural Talent Required If you’ve been looking for a fast, easy-to-use, high quality structured drawing program, look no further. Now you can unleash the artist within with DesignWorks, the structured drawing program designed for the Amiga mind. Creativity In The Fast Lane DesignWorks is built for speed. No longer are slow and cumbersome programs needed to achieve professional results. DesignWorks is the ultimate in simplicity, with a responsive interface and design set. The Highest Form Of Self-Expression Is Now The Least Expensive DesignWorks costs far less than you would expect from a structured drawing program with this much speed and flexibility. With a Bezier smoothing algorithm, unlimited numbers of drawing layers, flexible text handling system and user-definable multi-color patterns, you don’t need to be a professional engineer or CAD programmer to achieve quality results. And high resolution printing means you get near-PostScript quality output from your dot matrix printer. Stop by your local Amiga dealer to see DesignWorks in action. Draw Your Ow n Conclusions Fast and intuitive structured drawing Create lines, rectangles, ovab. Polygons, and freehand objects Smoothed (Bezier) curves Optional arrows on lines Duplicate, rotate, flip, and scale objects Text with multiple fonts, sizes, styles, and colors Import export IFF pictures Automatically align objects relative 10 each other Automatic grid snap Group objects together Variable line thickness Customizable multi-color fill patterns Multiple drawing layers AREXX port Macros, when used with AREXX Magnified and reduced views Drawing up to 100 inches by 100 inches in size Up to 10 drawings open at ihc same time Inch or centimeter rulers Near-PostScript quality printing on dot-matrix printers, full 4096 color priming Complete printer control, including sideways printing Fully customizable Full support for Kickstan 2.0 Requires Kickstart 1.2 or later and 512K of memory Suggested NEW HORIZONS 206 Wild Basin Hoad, Suite 109 Austin, Texas 78746 (512) 328-6650 Amiga* is a rcgiscml tnailcrrurk uI Coinroodwe Busincv* Mjchlnes Inc Ik-MgnW orkV" i& a Iradcmaek of New Honffitn Software. Inc Ocle 38 on Reader Service card. 4-D Video Draw4D-Pro ($ 349) is Its name; structured drawing and animation is its game. Like its predecessor, Draw4D, Pro Is designed for use in both desktop publishing and video, its emphasis, however, is on video. This latest Adspec Programming offering saves IFF pictures in all modes from two to 4096 colors, in regular, overscan, and severe (ouch!) Overscan. Adspec implemented features from Draw4D but added some enhancements: You can now use any IFF bitmap as a texture to wrap, project, or tile. You can also use any number of lights; assign color, intensity, and sphere of influence to lights; and assign Gouraud shading Independently to any polygon. The program's new eyepath control allows adjustment so that you get a through-the-lens view of the environment. You can then after that environment with the touch of a key. Draw4D-Pro lets you save your rendered views in 16,777,216 colors as IFF-24 files, JJ Choose Your Battleground Whether you are in the mood for one battle or an entire campaign, Typhoon of Steel ($ 59.95) has you covered. A sequel to the World War II adventure, Panzer Strike!, Typhoon of Steel lets you choose between the Pacific, .Asian, and European theaters of war. Your arsenal is packed with just about every ground weapon available at the time from tanks, tank destroyers, and artillery to trucks, mortars, and machine guns. The game provides maps and determines the types of battles and offensive defensive missions. -If A Little Lunacy There are a lot of Lemmings (Psyg- nosis, $ 49.99) in this game and they are incredibly proficient at getting into trouble. These hapless creatures climb, parachute, block, dig, and explode their way through 120 different levels while you keep them from doing away with themselves. The problem is that there are about 100 of them to begin with and more and more keep dropping in. Each level has a time limit, so you must keep your Lemmings busy. . .before it’s too late. -jj OVERHEARD Rumor has it that management at Egghead Software, a national computer chain, is considering clearing its shelves of Apple IIGS software and replacing it with. . .you guessed it, Amiga software. When AmigaWorld contacted Egghead, no comment was offered on the matter. Beginning this month, the UPD Prospector’ takes his pick and shovel upstream to join the news- and-new-products camp. In Online Scan, Telecom Tim will not only mention his top software choices from the online networks, but also broaden his coverage. As before, he unit focus on the three major sources of public-domain softwa re Co mp u Serve, GE n ie, and American People Link. Don’t be surprised, however, to see an occasional spotlight on BIX or some other source. ON-LINE SCAN by Tim Walsh Seemingly every network is either getting ready to jump on the 9600-baud bandwagon or has already done so. Hats off to CompuServe for taking the plunge first and adding 9600- baud modem support to about 30 nodes nationwide. Just type GO PHONES to find out the availability of 9600-baud nodes in your area. CompuServe is also serving up joint conferences between the MIDI Forum and the Amiga Arts Forum on alternate weeks. In addition, to Kelp you reduce online expenses, a new File Finder Amiga (GO AMG) lets you rapidly locate Amiga files via a keyword search. Programmers should note that CompuServe’s AmigaTech area now offers an extensive four-part C Programming Manual by .Anders Bjerin for downloading (CMAN1.LZH through CMAN4.LZH}. Another hot download is Back- talk 1.20 (AmigaUser Library 5, BT12.LZH), a new, full- featured AmigaDOS 2.0-com- patible telecommunications package. People Link’s 9600-baud support is almost sure to be ready by the time you read this. That's not the onlv news that i has the network a-poppin’, however. According to Amiga Chairman Harv Laser, Pi ink is giving away one Firecracker 24 graphics board (generously donated by developer Impulse) every month to a randomly selected patron of the Wednesday night Graphics Forum in the Amiga area. As of this writing, two Forum participants have walked away with the $ 1600 24- bit boards. Between graphics forums, be sure to check out IBEM.LZH (AmigaZone Section 4, File 27146) an IBM emulation program for the Amiga, To run it, you will also need the Messy- DOS File System, which goes bv the filename of MSH.LZH (AmigaZone Section 4, File 25431). Officials at Genie tell me that everything but the paperwork is ready for getting 9600-baud support to the masses. Once it is in place, 70 nodes will be available for high-speed access. Genie users may also want to peruse two new library areas: Library 18, entitled “Amiga Pictures: Digitized,” and Library 19, called “Amiga Artwork: Drawn Images.” The addition of these libraries allows Genie to categorize and post more creations of Amiga artists. One of the more intriguing and heavily downloaded files recently made available is OSNAP29.LZH (Library 4, File 10670. Written by Pierre Bail- largeon, Osnap 2.9 is far and away the best utility I have seen for lifting or “snapping” text from Shell windows and graphics from your Workbench screen. With a little practice, even Amiga novices can use Osnap to transfer virtually any item from one screen to another. If you want to call any of the networks mentioned above, here are their voice numbers: American People Link: 800 524-0100 CompuServe: 800 848-8199: 614 457-8650 from Ohio Genie: 800 638-9636 Ho w you present your ideas is as important as the idea itself. With a tool like SCALA your ideas will have the advantage they deserve. SCALA provides all the took you need for professional presentations: Backgrounds. Scala includes FIFTY- NINE professionally created backdrop images and textures, such as "Stone", "Marble", "Fabric", etc. THIRTY- NINE specially selected color palettes are included, allowing you to create unique and eye-catching background tapestries, adding character to your presentations. Backgrounds are stored Symbols. Scala includes many useful presentation symbols such as, male, female, arrows, vehicles, etc. Symbols are stored as IFF brushes, allowing custom symbols (or other objects) to be easily created and added. Includes SEVEN- each of which is available Special effects such as tilting, underline, drop shadow, 3D and color can be applied to any individual letter, word or line. The video enthusiast will find several typefaces especially suitable for video titling purposes. Transitions. Scala offers more than SEVENTY special effects transitions for control of transitions between pages of a presentation and how and when text, symbols or objects appear on a page. These transitions allow you to soften or accentuate changes and liven up your presentations. The speed of any transition and display times can be fully controlled. Animiations. Scala is able to load and play back animations at any point within a presentation. Text can be added and super-imposed on an animation while it is being played back Output. Transferring output to different media is no problem with a duo like Scala and the Amiga. Using well- known Amiga tools, presentations can be genlocked, recorded on video tape, printed on polaroids, etc. Scala includes ScalePrint which can print out a complete presentation or just a cue for your speech. PostScript printers are supported. Other Features. Page layout and attributes can be saved and re-used later to ensure a consistent appearance within a presentation. ASCII files can be loaded and formatted onto these pre-defined layouts. Any object or part of a screen can be defined as a "button", allowing "run-time" selectable flow of presentations by the simple click of a mouse button. Mouse buttons act as a "remote control", allowing forward and backward control of the presentation or overriding display times. Bti Eft i sm s-fear Mmicm I'm m E3Minjg~ 1_ np pi iimrn SCALA, * Sophisticated yet Easy-to-use Scala represents a new genera- ' tion in Amiga software due to its excellent user-interface and smooth performance. All Scala's features are accessible through three, clear and easy-to-use menus labeled in plain English. Scala is shipped with a comprehensive manual and EIGHT DISKS! MINIMUM CONFIGURATION. Scala requires Kiekstart V1.3 (or later}, at least 1MB of memory and a hard disk. Separate versions for PAL and NTSC. Your ideas deserve SCALA! Scala and the symbol are registered trademarks of Digital Vision Ltd, Norway. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore- Amiga, Inc. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Inc. GVP is a trademark of Great Vbiley Products, inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Dealers Circle 62 on Reader Service card. TbI. (215) 337"8770 * FAX (215) 337"9922 Consumers Circle 145 on Reader Service card OVERSCAN Mandel Taught Science fiction, the Titanic, the Mandelbrot set, the Amiga, and good reading. . .they’re all here in Arthur C. Clarke’s latest novel, The Ghost from the Grand Banks. Clarke spent hours exploring the Mandelbrot set on his A2000, and this research served as inspiration for much of the book. The Mandelbrot set is based on simple mathematics and extends, via millions of equations, into infinity. While I had seen Mandelbrot plots before reading the book, 1 had no idea how these complex and stunning images (which often look like Paisley designs) were generated. Ghost, however, made the process apparent and interesting- even to a math buffoon like myself. The novel features a race to raise the Titanic, a giant octopus, an interstellar probe, and a grieving mother who searches for her lost daughter in the Mandelbrot set. I’m not saying how this stuff fits together or how the story ends, but I recommend it! DB From p. 8 buffers via CBM's Brldgeboards, and the other is CineUnk, which supports 24-bft output to film at 4000 lines using any of several recorders. Just down the hall, Computer Creations II (RS
577) showed the results of Its 4000- and 8000- line resolution slide-imaging service. A number of video time-base corrector (TBC) manufacturers were boasting that their units “work wtth the Toaster!" Among these was Digital Processing Systems (RS 555), which demonstrated a $ 995 Personal TBC that fits Inside the A2000. Across the way, Showilne Video (RS 556) spread news of its Spectrum series of SVHS composlte digital frame synchronizer TBCs, ranging In price from $ 1295 for a singlechannel model to the $ 2695 dual-channel unit
I. DEN Vldeotronlcs (RS 557) countered with the IVT-7 TBC, featuring SVHS, HI8, composite In and out, and full-frame memory. Key Interest With the help of a genlock and video source, MicroSearch's (RS 558) ChromaKey ($ 395) allows Amiga graphics to show through any part of a video picture that Is colored blue. That's why MicroSearch reps appearing on the Amiga monitor seemed to be doing Impossible stunts, while they were really only standing In front of a blue backdrop. ASDG (RS 559) announced new drivers for Its Art Department Pro: one each for Impulse’s Firecracker 24, Progressive’s FrameCrabber, Black Belt Systems' HAM-E, and MacPaint on the Macintosh platform. In the ASDG booth, we also found a $ 1995 Epson ES-300C 600-dpl flatbed color scanner, as well as the $ 4500 Kodak SV6510 dye-sublimation printer so popular In screen-printing and novelty businesses. Not surprisingly, ASDG has just released drivers (at $ 200 and $ 250, respectively) for both units. ASDG also announced a driver ($ 200) for the $ 4495 Polaroid CI-3000 33-bit digital film recorder. Although the show was heavy on graphics and video, there were a number of Important audio products on display, Including Beta Un- llmlted's (RS 560) 16-blt processor for the A2000 AudloUnk. AudloUnk boasts 16 voices, sampling rates up to 48 Khz, MIDI support, and room for up to 16MB of memory. SunRlze Industries (RS 561) displayed two hlgh-resolutlon sampling boards for the A2000 the AD101616-blt unit, wtth its SMPTE time-code reader and digital I O ports, and the AD1Q12 card, which also has a SMPTE reader. Both boards are packaged with SMPTE- and Arexx-compatible software that lets you record to and edit from hard disk. SunRlze also demonstrated Its fast Audition 4 sound-editing package ($ 99.95), which boasts eight real-time effects. Aegis Oxxl (RS 562) announced its speedy new Aegis SoundMaster elght-blt stereo digitizer. At the opening of the show, the company officially released Its $ 99.95 HAM paint-and- anlmatlon program, SpectraColor. The good news for owners of Mlcrolllusions' Photon Paint is that they can upgrade to SpectraColor for $ 49.95 plus shipping. Oxxl also announced its upcoming TurboText text editor, its ScanMaster 300-dpl 24-bit flatbed color scanner, and Its P-Sfaf statistlcal-analysls package. Onward, Aching Feet! To facilitate all the high-end applications presented at the show, developers of traditional Amiga peripherals offered alt manner of controllers, accelerators, super RAM cards and much more. Many of these companies are taking off In new directions. GVP (RS 563), for example, showed off a color scanner and a 24- bit graphics board (both still In development). The company also held demonstrations of Its first software offering, the impressive Norwegian presentation package, Scala. IVS (RS 578) had the most attention-getting (and loudest) display: The company used Digital Creations’ DCTV (RS 564) to display a near-video quality film clip from hard disk in real time via Its TrumpCard Professional controller. IVS also previewed Its Grand Slam card that combines SMB of RAM and a parallel connector with a SCSI hard card. Digital Creations, incidentally, announced a DCTV software upgrade (scheduled for release around June) to include an '‘undo’’ command. New In the California Access (RS 565) booth was the CA-650 CD-ROM software interface that supports both SCSI CD-ROM drives and Amiga SCSI-direct hard-disk controllers. As for discs, it supports AmrgaDOS, ISO 9660, and Hlgh-Slerra standards and thus allows use of IBM and Mac ISO compact discs In addition to standard audio Cds. California Access also joined the speedy elite with the announcement of Its Boogie Board 33-MHz 68030 accelerator. Across the show floor, CSA (RS 566) showed a preliminary version of Its 68040 accelerator In addition to Its Mega-Memory 19MB RAM board for the A2000. Amidst more hard-disk controllers and RAM cards, the developer of the much-anticipated Colorburst 24-blt RGB graphics card was on hand to answer questions in the MAST (RS
567) booth. ICD (RS 568), meanwhile, drew some wows for its tiny Novla 201 Internal A500 hard drive ($ 695.95), which Incorporates the firm’s AdlDE controller. Spirit Technologies (RS 569) alluded to a forthcoming character generator, and gave details on Its modular Studio A genlock, which allows you to add such things as color splitters or computer control to the basic NTSC ($ 795) or PAL ($ 925) unit. Roctec (RS 570) also displayed an external NTSC PAL genlock the Rocgen. Roctec’s Rocknlght external anti-virus device stirred Interest with Its track-location display and warning system. Among the many devices featured in Supra’s (RS 571) massive display were two new Supra- Modems: the 2400 MNP wtth error-checking, and the 9600-baud unit The new SupraRam 500RX is a low-profile SMB external memory expander wtth a pass-through connector for the A500. Compu- trol (RS 579) engineered Its tiny SMB device with controller option to fit under the hood of the A5Q0 (and A1000 and A2000 as well). From Here to There One booth that generated lots of Interest was that of Black Belt Systems (RS 572). Attendees who made their way Inside were treated not only to glimpses of the Click Fax 9600-baud fax modem, but also saw demos of the HAM-E 24-bit imaging device and Its new software. In support of HAM-E, HoloSoft Technologies (RS 573) Introduced Its HAM-E Workshop software. A handful of European companies exhibited at the show, Including Memory Expansion Systems (RS 574), wtth Its 8MB Cortex external RAM expander for the A500 and AtOOQ. Activa International (RS 575) demonstrated its CAPS XL (Computer Aided Presentation System) multimedia software, which allows multiple users working on different platforms to set up presentations for cable television and in-house video systems. Both companies actively sought US distribution. This show was pretty sophisticated. Any professional or aspiring artists or videographers who felt confused by the array of offerings were welcomed by the Amiga Video-Graphics Guild (RS 576), a nationwide nonprofit organization whose booth seemed forever busy. Those who didn’t get enough should consider attending the next EXPO, to be held in Orlando, Florida, July 26-28. For details, call 914 741-6500. BG Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Janine Jackson, and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ wish no more GVP has the solution for you „ Choose GVPS Series II ?SCSI Hard Disk Controller Sll A2000 SCSI “Hard'Disk-Card": Specifically designed for those users who don't need memory expansion but still need maximum hard disk performance at a budget price. Features: V Incredible SCSI hard disk performance achieved through GVP's innovative new custom chip design. V Supports virtually any SCSI device including: CD ROMs, tape drives, Bernoulli drives, removable hard drives... V Fully implements Commodore's Rigid Disk Block (RDB| standard as well as the new DIRECT SCSI interface standard. V Allows direct AUTOBOOT from Fast File System Partition. | Simplest and easiest SCSI installation in the industry. " 1 RAM Expansion Board, SCSI Hard Drive Controller or SCSI+RAM Hard Disk Card. Realize the potential of configuring your perfect solution without any need for compromise! RAM Expansion Sll A2000-RAM8I2: The smallest and most compact 8MB RAM expansion board for the A2000! Features: V 2MB of factory-installed RAM, expandable to 8 MB, V All memory fully Auto-Configured. V Also supports 6MB configuration for maximum memory utilization for Commodore's A2088 2286 "bridgeboard" users. I Uses easy-to-install, industry standard, SIMM memory modules. No more bent pins or incorrectly inserted DRAM chips! V GVP's state-of-the-art VLSI technology has reduced an 8MB RAM expansion board to a "half-card"! This translates into a lower parts count and also means the highest possible reliability and life expectancy. . 2MS Factorv- M Installed Memory GVP Custom
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2. 0 an unacceptable program for producing “professional” documents on a laser printer. Talk to me when the program works as it should. Jim Twining Nashua, NH The program now makes provisions for automatically inserting dates within a document. Likewise, you can add page numbers with a simple keystroke. Format options for both of these features appear on the Preferences menu. Pro Page 2.0 supports color dithering, which means that it can display over 1000 colors on screen simultaneously. Via the Color Dither Mode menu, you can choose smooth, noninterlace or flicker-free dither. Whether you are working with color or black-and-white graphics, the program is very flexible. You can import 24-bit IFF color pictures, bitmap graphics (in IFF format), HAM pictures, Aegis Draw and Aegis Draw Plus GAD structured drawings, Professional Draw clips, and Encapsulated PostScript Format (EPSF) graphics. Pro Page 2.0 also conies with tools for creating your own structured drawings. With the addition of the Pantone Matching System, you can output color separations or print to a color PostScript printer or slide imager. The Pantone system assures consistency in over 700 industry-standardized colors. When actually preparing your document, it is often necessary to use several different combinations of typographical attributes. A typical magazine page may include headlines, subheads, quote boxes, and body copy, each requiring a different size font or particular line spacing. To simplify an otherwise tedious procedure, Pro Page 2.0 lets you create Style Tags. Let's say that you always set your body copy in 12-point Times with a leading of two points, flush justification, and a tracking of 2. By defining and saving a Style Tag, you can invoke these attributes quickly, without having to select them manually each time. Since each Style Tag is saved with a specific name, it is possible to use multiple tags within a document. For viewing and printing purposes, you can assign different colors to l he text affected by each tag. Paragraph Tags let you define box margins, paragraph spacing, indents, tabs, and interword character spacing For information about the vendors of products reviewed, see “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 88. Professional Page V2.8 ©1998 Gold Disk inc. : NewsLe1 ter.Final UrtCC * New Laser Times ti mu ii Ip l 1 5} j = j|WWW = WMWWmmW »mm i ii ii ? M i M up a >a 01 '10 ? N 1 (with flush-justified text only). For complete flexibility, Paragraph Tags can be linked to Style Tags or used independently. Best of all, these tags can be modified or deleted as you see Fit. Two Editors for the Price of One Pro Page’s integrated, on-screen text editor has always been useful for making quick changes or corrections, composing short blurbs, or writing headlines. For longer documents, you were better off booting up a separate word processor and importing the results. That was yesterday. Today, the program’s new built-in word processor is at your disposal Unlike the on-screen text editor, the Article Editor is meant to handle bigger jobs. To compose a long document from scratch, you simply run the Article Editor from your Workbench disk. You can save files with or without special Pro Page formatting codes and import them later in the same way you’d handle documents from other word processors. You invoke the Article Editor from the Edit menu when Pro Page is operating. Exploring the Article Editor turns up several features you might not expect. Among them are automatic upper- and lowercase letter conversion, extended cursor-key functions, and the ability to create macros. A quick cursor keystroke combination lets you mark a long range of text without having to use the mouse. You can even save portions of a longer article as a separate File or insert a file on disk into your current article. The Find Replace command lets you locate specific words or phrases within your document. You can con- duct a search from beginning to end, in addition to forward or backward from the current cursor position. You can search for upper lowercase matches or perform wildcard and style-code searches. Finally, when multiple substitutions make using the Find Replace operation impractical, Greeked text makes for quicker layout with Pro Page 2.0. Translation Tables (e.g. “PP” = “Professional Page”) can be used to speed things up. Invoking the Analyze feature brings up a screen displaying the word count of your document, the total number of characters, sentences and paragraphs, a word-length frequency histogram, and a readability index (the average number of words per sentence and the reading level of the text). This is a highly unusual but welcome feature. The Article Editor includes a 90,000-word spelling checker, Trans- Spell, which you must load into memory. You must therefore have more than 2MB of RAM in order to use it while running Pro Page. Like the .Article Editor itself, TransSpell is a stand-alone program. Good Copy? Professional Page 2.0 is a solid, reliable package. Those planning to use it in a professional capacity are strongly advised to invest in a hard drive and at least 2MB of memory. Though it will function on a 1MB .Amiga, this necessarily sacrifices some of its conveniences. For example, you cannot load the hyphenation dictionary nor the TransSpell module while Pro Page is running. You may also get low-memory warnings, particularly when working with multiple bitmap graphics. But Pro Page is still worth the investment, even though its memory is limited. It goes without saying that using a PostScript printer or Linotron with Pro Page will yield the best finished copy, but even a 9-pin dot-matrix • printer can produce impressive results when using Compugraphic fonts. The program manual is well documented and easy to follow, even for first-time users. To get you started, a tutorial video is packaged with the software. Unfortunately, it is not available to users who are simply purchasing the upgrade. If you run into any problems while operating the program, you’ll find the technical-sup- port personnel quite helpful. Imagine The program that asks the question: What if? By Kelly Day A MULTIDIMENSIONAL program such as Imagine ($ 350) from Impulse offers incredible possibilities to a 3-D artist. Imagine is complex. It is also clearly a great program, and it will take years for its full value to be realized. I think there are basically two schools of thought when it comes to 3-D modeling, and it is difficult for one program to encompass both. The first type of designer builds models and animates from a designed set of plans. For instance, industrial designers or architects might want to show their clients precisely what a product will look like and exactly how it will operate in near-actual situations. On the other hand, cartoon artists animators quite often may not have an exact idea of what a design will look like before starting to “sketch” it ? O V out. Instead, they may want to play around with some basic shapes until they find the form or motion they like, without being too particular about the details until later on. As a cartoon animator, I found it difficult to use Turbo Silver (Imagined predecessor) for model building and animation because it was a “by- the-numbers” kind of program more typical of the first approach. Instead of letting me “mouse” around with forms, it required a lot of keyboard input of exact degrees of rotation, lengths of extrusion, and color numbers. The results were flawless but, I think, a little stiff. This did not stop many people, myself included, from creating some interesting images and animations with Turbo even a few “cartoony” ones but it was tricky. Certainly the mapping features of Turbo set it above many other Amiga programs with regard to imaging. I had wished, however, for a program incorporating both texture and picture mapping and a more artist-flexible, model-building and visualizing interface. With Imagine, Impulse has taken all of the things that were so EDITING SWEET. With AmiLink CI controlling your editing suite, there's onfy one more editing device you'll ever need. Just a few mouse clicks and you're editing with AmiLink CI, the new computer-based edit controller from RGB. AmiLink’s intuitive, graphical software interface is a pure pleasure to use. It leaves the artist in you free to create! And perform or open-ended editing, edit point trimming, complete 999-event edit decision list management, and multiple list saves to disk, your pace will be fast and furious. But you remain calm and relaxed because now your computer does the work. So you see, with all this power and simplicity, the only thing left to buy is the easy chair. Call now for info: 1-800-535-7876. AmiLmk is compatible with all 5-pm or control-!. And control-M VCRs. Multiple platforms supported All products mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies Ami Link puts you right in the middle of the hot desktop video arena. It multitasks with your favorite desktop video software applications, and it controls most traditional devices too (Video Toaster upgrade available soon). It's Ami Link's power that makes editing easy. With features that let you do insert or assemble editing, auto assembly from a list, park RGB COMPUTER & VIDEO Makers of professional computer-based edit controllers for over 3 years good about Turbo and put them into a program that takes many steps in my direction. In addition, Impulse added some very powerful features that were never at my Amiga fingertips before. In a nutshell, Imagine is a six-editor, modular program. The Project editor lets you name and define your 3-D enterprise (picture or animation), including such items as the number of frames, resolution of lest traces, and so forth. With the powerful Forms editor, you can create wonderfully organic, amorphous shapes. The Detail editor allows you to select points by lasso, dragbox, and point-and-click, and it offers a wide array of tools for manipulating shapes. When it comes to moving and shaking your images, the Cycle, Stage, and Action editors are at your fingertips. With the Cycle editor, you can pull out stick-figure representations of objects and their positions, set key frames, and then assign the actual objects to the stick segments all contributing to easier, more realistic character motion. The Stage editor is where you put all your elements together for animation, while the Action editor lets you define the relationships between objects and plot their movements, as well as morph those objects and their attributes in almost any way imaginable. The Best of the Bunch Imagine includes so many great new features that I hardly know where to start, nor can I list them all, so I'll just point out the best. My favorite new tool by far is the Magnetism mode found within the Detail editor. It allows you to create ‘‘organic” shapes by pulling a wireframe around an object as if it were some kind of flexible chicken wire. By setting its parameters, you can adjust exactly how your magnet will influence a model. 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When you sit back in that easy chair, soda in hand, and start moving through screens, the advantages really sink in. Another advantage of CDTV is its ability to play the rare (there are only about 30) but interesting CD + G (Compact Disc Plus Graphics) discs. These Cds include graphics that are played on a television. We’re not exactly talking rock video here, but the images do add flavor to the musical content. Currently available titles include Fleetwood Mac’s “Behind The Mask,” Little Feat’s "Hoy, Hoy” and “Representing. . “Jimi Hendrix Experience: Smash Hits,” Bonnie Raitt’s “Green Light,” and Talking Heads’ “Naked” with a little classical, folk, and jazz thrown in as well. For playing standard Cds, Commodore has added a slick graphical interface. You control the CD by poking buttons on the remote device. Then you see an animated representation of the portion of the CD that is played. In addition to programming the sequence of cuts or skipping through tracks, the interface gives you the ability to preview the first ten seconds of each song, as well as to control the CD + G and CD + MIDI function. By the way, the MIDI func- Continued on p. 28. In order to have enough time to do a full-scale, hands-on review of CDTV for this issue, however, we were forced to use a very late-model prototype and an array of equally late beta software. In addition, we received one final operating-system up- in the middle of writing the article! Hybrid Vigor: Highlights of CDTV While some things have been altered, the basic hardware behind CDTV (Commodore Dynamic Total Vision) has not changed much from what we described 11 months ago. It is still a CD-ROM player tied into a 7.16 Mhz 68000-based A500. The front panel includes mainly standard CD functions (Play, Pause, Head-Phone Jack, and so forth), plus a port for the Personal RAM card (see the “CDTV Options and Accessories” sidebar). Meanwhile, the back is jammed full of ports and plugs that computer users around the world generally love to see. There are parallel and serial ports, a floppy drive, keyboard and remote mouse joystick ports, audio out, MIDI in and out, and an array of video outputs, including RF, Composite color video, Digital and Analog RGB, and S- Video (supporting PAL and NTSC). Also on the back are a DMA expansion slot and a video slot. The system still comes with one megabyte of RAM, which limits the amount and quality of either animation or video, but keeps the price down to a reasonable level. Although CDTV uses the tried-and-true A500 as its base technology, it is shockingly and purposely unlike any computer ever made. As you can see from the photo on the opening page, the physical device is decidedly uncomputer-like. A key difference is the 28-button hand-held remote device that handles all control functions. Unfortunately, its four-button cur- CDTY Options and Accessories TO MAKE CDTV more useful and more versatile, Commodore plans to introduce a number of special accessories throughout 1991. Perhaps of most interest to current.Amiga owners will be the one scheduled to appear first, which is also the first item on the following list: A690 CD-ROM Drive Already exhibited at CES and carrying a $ 699 suggested retail price tag, the A690 should be shipping not long after you read this. It attaches to the A500's expansion bus and plays any compact disc, including CDTV. Commodore is also supposedly developing interfaces for the A2000 and A3000 so that these systems can run the drive sometime in the future. Video Genlock Card Allows you to combine CDTV visuals with video from a video camera, videotape, or live television. You can switch among video-only, CDTV-plus-video, and CDTV-only genlock modes. There is already a genlock button on the standard CDTV remote control. Remote-Control Mouse A two-button model that provides real mouse control over the CDTV player without wires or cables. Will allow the kind of control not presently available when operating CDTV painting and drawing titles. Trackball Controller Increases speed and control for fast interactive multimedia titles. Has dual joystick connectors and operates by either an infrared remote control or a plug-in cable that is provided. Personal Memory Card Provides an easy way to save information for later use for such CDTV titles as games (save a position), paint programs (save an image), and reference discs (save a text excerpt), In 64K and 256K versions. Game Controller An infrared transmitter “brick” with ports for wired joysticks. Bookshelf Speakers For better sound quality, this pair of stereo speakers comes with built-in audio amplifiers. So What “Titles” Are on “Disc?” RIGHT. REMEMBER, THEY don’t call them programs they’re titles. .And it’s a "c" not a "k” on the end of dis round thing I'm holding between my fingers. Because developers were scrambling to put the finishing touches on many of the titles in time for the CDTV roll-out, I was able to sample only a small number of applications (but quite a larger number of standard Cds all of which played quite nicely). Besides the seven discs reviewed below, there are descriptions in the buyer’s guide of nearly 25 other current titles, plus a list of over 50 additional titles announced for later in 1991. Playing CDTV tides is the opposite of using standard computer software. Most computer software waits for the user to provide data and then helps to sift, manipulate, and form the information. CD-ROM “software” provides the information, which the user can then sift, manipulate, or form. The first disc you’ll play is a freebie. In fact, it's actually the CDTV documentation. Not knowing that at first, I called Commodore’s Gail Wellington to ask about docs. She replied, “Look in the box for The Welcome Disc.” Sure enough, it tells you through images, animation, sound, and words what CDTV is all about and how it works. This is the perfect approach for a living-room computer, because you would probably wind up throwing out the manuals with old copies of Sports Illustrated and Cosmo the next time you cleared off the coffee table. Next on my trial run and one of the best of my tiny bunch was World Vista Atlas ($ 79.95) from Applied Optical Media. Similar to PC Globe for the IBM and Mac, World Vista teaches geography in a visual, interactive manner. Unlike PC Globe, however, which uses conventional computer-stvle pull-down menus, World Vista uses a friendlier, kiosk-style interface. Instead of computer-generated, undetailed maps, it offers actual scanned maps the user can navigate through. More importantly, World Vista adds the richness of sound, which helps teach about different cultures through music and language. The cultural side is topped off with photographic images of the country along with descriptions of what you are seeing. It is obvious that Applied Optical took full advantage of CD-ROM’s half-giga- byte-plus (550MB) mass-storage capacity. In human terms, that means that a single disc can store up to 250,000 typewritten pages! .Also in my personal CDTV starter kit was Xiphias’ American Heritage Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary ($ 69.95), which was not quite as suited to the CDTV remote device as World Vista. For applications such as this, a remote keyboard (promised by Commodore sometime in 1991) would be a welcome addition. The 3000 color illustrations, automated word pronouncer and speller, and “hot-word” reference feature, however, all make good use of the strengths of both CD-ROM and Amiga-graphics technologies. The results are fuller, richer definitions of more than 180,000 words. Fun and Games, Too To keep our hard-charging reporter from getting bored, Commodore sent Airwave Adventure: The Case of the Cautious Condor ($ 49.95) from Tiger Media. This adventure game was designed from the ground up for interactivity and takes excellent advantage of CDTV’s sound capability and storage capacity. You have 30 minutes to solve a murder mystery on board the maiden voyage of a 1937 luxury liner. With countless story possibilities and myriad images, however, it is a game that can be played over and over in many different variations. For the younger set, there is Multimedia Corp.’s A Bun for Barney ($ 49.95) title (and, remember, that’s “bun” not “pun”). Narrated by Tom Baker, who plays Dr. Who on the PBS show of the same name, this is a terrific animated interactive children’s book. Users (ages 3-6) can choose to simply go through the story or to combine the story with games. Choosing the game style, the child can move the pointer to various parts of the screen to make bears pop up, birds flutter, and squirrels appear, or to invoke simple and fun guessing games. The imagery is first-rate, the interactivity excellent, and the sound even better. Back on the reference side, Dr. Wellman: Family Health Adviser ($ 79.95) from Commodore’s own CDTV Publishing unit, is an interactive primer on health. .Although the program lacks the depth of a Gray’s Anatomy or Merck Manual, it is quite easy to push-button your way to a better understanding of medical matters and to better health for you or your child. It includes information on traveling to various countries, exercise, first aid, alternative medicine, and many more health topics. From Xiphias’ Time Table of History series, Science and Innovation ($ 59.95) makes excellent use of the Amiga’s and CDTV’s image handling. One can explore economic trends through simple graphs, read about the Big Bang, reminisce about the 1977 launch of the Commodore PET, put the Babylonians in historical perspective with a timeline, or see the famous photograph of the young Chinese student who stopped a tank on its way to Tiananmen Square. Audio presentations for key events and “hot-word” interactive referencing further enhance the program's appeal. ? DB The titles presented here are currently available or slated to appear by the time this guide is published. A brief list of other titles expected later on in 1991 is also included. Buyer’s Guide to CDTV Titles A list of CDTV developers with addresses and phone numbers is also contained in the guide. In addition, you may contact Commodore = see under “CDTV' Publishing” in the list of CDTV developers) for product and ordering information about any of these titles. Titles are grouped under five major headings: Arts & Leisure, Education, Entertainment, Music, and Reference. ARTS & LEISURE Advanced Military Systems Dominion Software $ 39.95 For the armchair warrior, the newest and most advanced military hardware is featured in over 1500 action photographs accompanied by music and narration. Women in Motion On-Line Entertainment $ 49.95 Photography genius and motion-picture pioneer Eadweard Muybridge's Women in Motion is an encyclopedia of movement based on some of the great historic photos of the 19th century. You can examine each frame of animation, print it, or load it into a paint program. EDUCATION A Bun for Barney Multimedia Corp.
549. 95 Featured in the “Titles Disc " sidebar. Barney Bear Goes to School Free Spirit Software $ 39.95 A two-part learning game that combines colorful, animated graphics and "multitrack" sound. Includes spelling and counting games, color and shape identification, and a coloring book. Ages 2-6. Fun School 3 Database Educational Software
49. 95 Consists of six educational activities that help to develop many skills, including number, shape, and word recognition. Colorful pictures, animations, and sounds. Ages 3-5. LTV English Jerlko S49.95 Helping people to learn English as a second language, LTV provides more than 30 situations and 150 exercises designed to improve oral comprehension for many levels of competence. Teens through adults. It's ispcrtsrt to fnclit? This technique under trained aprTttiob There's na usslilulr for practical bov!n%c t cspriecce. Fty.t asuiitv co thrir bid on fira tnltct. Dtm i :asiJ pilici c-us W plstd «kier thwk'en so h'.x islh bid* arts Give 1 br«Ua. Iej!n| your lips vith A dfin hiadercruff ess be used to serrate sjisslii'5 ssuth frsa voisn la ptvwi idee lux. Dr. Wellman: First-aid remedies and health tips. Mind Run CDTV Publishing $ 39.95 An entertaining interactive set of exercises to test your intellectual aptitudes and to sharpen your capabilities in memory, stress, listening, reflexes, logic, and understanding of machines. Children, teens, and adults. Mud Puddle Discis $ 49.95 In order to escape the mud puddle that is chasing her, Julie Ann must outsmart it. A kinder, gentler approach to inculcating the values of cleanliness and tidiness. Ages 6 and up. My Paint Saddleback Graphics $ 39.95 An easy-to-use. Classroom-tested paint program based entirely upon intuitive symbols. Features include colorful animated symbols for all tools, a “coloring" book of over 100 pictures, sounds, special effects, and more. Ages 3-9. The Paper Bag Princess Discis $ 49.95 A fairy tale with a contemporary twist: The princess is the heroine who saves the prince from the dragon, Being a modern couple, however, they don’t live entirely happily ever after. Ages 6 and up. Scary Poems for Rotten Kids D sc s $ 59.95 Traditional fears of the dark or of monsters are not the only ones faced by today's children. Environmental dangers, war, and the like are also part of the new things that "go bump in the night" as these poems will attest. Ages 8 and up. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Discis $ 59.95 Beatrix Potter's universally loved tale of naughty Peter’s escape from Mr. McGregor's garden has a timeless appeal for all small children and many adults! Ages 5 and up. Thomas’ Snowsult Discis $ 49.95 Getting Thomas to put on his snowsuit was an impossible task for all the adults, but he quickly jumps into the suit when a friend comes to invite him out to play. Ages 5 and up. ENTERTAINMENT AN Dogs Go to Heaven Merit Software S49.95 Transform your TV into an electronic coloring book with 30 coloring-book pictures, spoken words, and songs telling the story of Don Biuth’s roguish German Shepherd, Charlie B. Barkin, The Case of the Cautious Condor Tiger Media $ 49.95 Featured in the “Titles Disc" sidebar. Chess, checkers, and backgammon vs. a human opponent or your CDTV player at several levels of difficulty. Dr. Wellman Family Health Adviser CDTV Publishing $ 79.95 Psycho Killer On-Line Entertainment $ 49.95 An interactive thriller game with real actors and a live locale. Play well...or else! Snoopy: The Case of the Missing Blanket The Edge Interactive Media $ 49.95 Help Detective Snoopy find Linus' missing blanket in this interactive cartoon game. Wrath of the Demon ReadySoft $ 49,95 This 3-D graphics adventure pits you against the Demon to save a princess and her father's realm. Xenon 2: Megablast MlrrorSoft $ 49.95 A remixed, remastered version of the arcade hit Megablast in full "3-D sound." MUSIC Music Maker CDTV Publishing S49.95 Learn to play music in minutes with 17 song tracks and more than 40 instruments. Three different skill levels. REFERENC E The American Heritage Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary Xlphias $ 69.95 Featured in the "Titles Disc " sidebar. Complete Works of Shakespeare Animated Pixels $ 49.95 All the Bard's plays, poems, and sonnets collected on one disc with illustrated scenes from original woodcuts. Reference utilities include an automatic word phrase look-up and a complete concordance. Featured in the "Titles Disc” sidebar. Images and reproduced documents, and audio effects and narration tell the story of the quest for wealth, power, and knowledge. Fred Fish Collection HyperMedla Concepts $ 69.95 The entire 410-floppy-disk Fred Fish library of freely distributable Amiga software on one CD. More than 46,000 separate files. Daathof f»bg| Afghanistan leaded j 1 Watergatei Wa- n Lebanon IjranContra! Beijing Uprising ggggtnsa immbihm ..... ”! " 03Crisis Hostage Crisis in Iran I Collapse of Eastern Bloc The Time Table of History uses pictures, text, and sound and lets you zero In on events with Its timeline feature. The Illustrated Holy Bible Animated Pixels $ 49.95 The complete texts of the Old and New Testaments with full-color illustrations. Includes a slide-show option and search facilities. The New Basics Electronic Cookbook Xlphias
559. 95 1800 entries from the Silver Palate library of recipes with more than 450 full-color photos. Time Table of History: Business, Politics, and Media Xlphias $ 59.95 More than 6000 stories, thousands of quotes, Time Table of History: Science and Innovation Xlphias $ 59.95 Featured in the "Titles Disc" sidebar. World Vista Atlas Applied Optical Media $ 79.95 Featured in the “Titles Disc" sidebar. Future Titles Arts & Leisure Animated Coloring Book (Gold Disk) Dinosaurs for Hire (Wright Enterprises) Gardenfax Series (CDTV Publishing) Guinness CDTV Disc of Records (CDTV) Ninja High School Comix (Wright) Our House (Context Systems) Education A Long Hard Day on the Ranch (Discis) Cinderella (Discis) Fun School: 5-7 (Database Software) Fun School: Over 7's (Database Software) Heather Hits Her First Home Run (Discis) Mickey's 1 2 3's (Walt Disney) Moving Gives Me a Stomachache (Discis) North Polar Expedition (Virgin Mastertronic) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (Discis) Entertainment Air Traffic Controller (Logic Plus) Angel of the City (Tiger Media)
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Lion is a new addition to the original design, allowing MIDI devices to input to CDTV and vice-versa. Out of the Box. .. and into the Chair There are several options for hooking up CDTV. If you have an existing stereo monitor, you can simply plug in your CDTV audio cords and play away. This makes for a nice, compact desktop unit, although the sound quality cannot match a typical home stereo. Commodore assumes that most of you will hook CDTV up to your TV set, using the supplied RF Modulator, with audio then going through your stereo system. This clearly yields the best sound quality and also puts CDTV where Commodore wants it right in your living room! If you don’t have a stereo in your living room, you can connect CDTV directly to your TV, although the sound quality leaves a bit to be desired at least with the TV I tried. Once you’ve set up your system, you will be in for a treat when it comes to operating it. CDTV defines a whole new style of computer interface one that is more kiosk-like than computer-oriented. Because the unit is meant to be commanded by an individual sitting on a couch using a low-res pointing device, all menus are simple and clear, all fonts are quite large, and all screens are decidedly uncluttered. Basically, you navigate through a series of large boxes pushing “A" to advance, select, or enter, and “B” to go back. Although there is an enter button, it is used only to save information to bookmark memory (about 2K of memory used for such small tasks as saving a place in a game) or to confirm an “A” command. There is also an escape button, but this is used primarily as a help key. In joystick mode, “A” acts as the firebutton. Commodore provided CDTV developers with interface guidelines stricter than any imposed on Amiga software. The goal of these guidelines is not just ease of use, but also uniformity in took and feel. One problem developers must overcome, however, is the slowness of the CD drive. Each program must inform the user when a command has been accepted and is being processed; otherwise, the impatient user will continue to pound away at the remote. Loading and unloading programs is about as simple as it gets. Simply pop the CD in to load or out to unload. CDTV reboots at each exit, and all applications are completely autobooting. Because CDTV is not marketed primarily as a computer, there is a wealth of new terminology to describe common computer functions. For instance, peripherals are “accessories,” boot becomes "start,” cursor becomes "pointer,” icon becomes “symbol,” RAM becomes “memory,” and software as you’ll be reminded many times in the sidebars and buyer’s guide becomes “title” Some terms, such as guru and directory, have been dispensed with altogether. Report Card In terms of overall performance, CDTV garners mixed, but generally excellent, grades. Like any Amiga, the graphics, screen changes, and cursor movements have a nice snap. For those accustomed to speedy hard drives, however, the access time from the CD-ROM will seem a trifle slow. This is a problem with all CD-ROM devices, not just CDTV. As developers “Interactive” is the byword of CDTV with users choosing options from simple, graphical menus and control panels by using the remote controller. Learn a few more preloading and memory-saving tricks, their applications should become more lively. For now at least, many people may find themselves pushing the buttons again and again to make sure they have properly issued their commands, which can sometimes take a few poundings. Applications such as Applied Optical Media’s World Vista Atlas solves this input problem by issuing a solid beep when the key press has succeeded. On the other hand, the combination of simple, bold graphics, near-photographic images, hand-held control, and CD-quality sound is quite remarkable- regardless of speed. CDTV could represent a new, exciting, and very different era for many Amiga users. Hard-core users may not like the sluggishness of the CD drive, the limited RAM. Or the remote-control device. Others, though, will welcome the excellent sound and the innovative style of application. But anyone contemplating shelling out a grand for such a system should get some demos first. Since the proof will be in the applications, let them help you decide. 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Superbase Professional 4 is available nowr at your favorite dealer, or call us for upgrade information. $ 495.00 Superbase Professional 4 SUPERBASE ±! Precision Software 8404 Sterling Street • Irving, TX 75063 Tel: (214) 929-4888 • (800) 562-9909 Fax: (214) 929-1655 Precision Software Supertax a J rcgaccrrd tradrnurk o‘ Prrusion Software. Ltd. AJ] rights roc rd- Pr«a*» lcknowifdgs ill other tridraarfc! Hcrr.n ANIM files can quickly become AN I Mai files huge raging beasts that consume vast Here are 15 handy tips designed to “squeeze ” your animation By Gene Brawn quaritities of valuable system memory, storage space, and loading time. Files and tame them into more manageable proportions. N the pitcher's mound, Charlie Brown leans in for the sign from Linus behind the plate. Shakes him off twice. Goes into his windup and delivers a slow, hanging curve. The opposing batter uncorks a powerful swing and hits a towering grand slam over Snoopy’s head in left. A '*4” drops into place in the first-inning slot on the scoreboard and the Peanuts gang is already behind. Back to the dugout, where, mouth opening wide, Lucy cries, “Oh, Charlie Brown, can't you do anything right!” Background Basics A simple, familiar animation sequence, but animator Schulz may have used up an entire drawing pad or two, from his stock of thousands, to do all the frames in the sequence. While animation on the Amiga can make your job simpler, you still face a monumental resource problem: Even simple animation files eat up huge amounts of disk-storage space, system RAM, and time spent in drawing individual frames. If you have unlimited means, you can just whip out your checkbook and buy megabytes of memory and mass storage. The rest of us, however, must learn to do more with less. The following hints and techniques, ranging from creating the smallest possible ANIM files to organizing your disks intelligently, will help you to get the most from your .Amiga animations. I've organized my fifteen efficiency tips with the first ten directed more towards novices and the last five geared for more seasoned users. Most of the performance problems encountered by Amiga animators are attributable to the ANIM format, which even though it represents a file- compression scheme, still often results in the production of tremendously large, unwieldy files. (See the "Getting Started" sidebar for more particulars on the ANIM format.) Accordingly, many of my tips describe ways to reduce the size of your AN I Ms; a smaller file occupies less disk real estate, loads faster, and uses less of your precious RAM. While some of the more basic techniques may seem obvious or too simple to include, they bear repeating, if only because you will use them so often. Also, for the less experienced animator to fully understand these tricks, it is ? IF YOU ARE a bit fuzzy on the subject of the Amiga's graphic display, here's a quick crash course. Behind your Amiga's display are up to six “hidden” screens, called bitplanes, each duplicating the visible screen in width and height. When you decide on the number of colors for your palette, you are actually telling the software to create a display with one to five bitplanes. (In HAM Hold-and-Modify and Extra_Halfbrite modes, six-bitplane palettes are created with the help of some sophisticated hardware tricks, but we will ignore them for now.) If you create a palette of two colors, the display manager creates a single bitplane. Palettes of four, eight, sixteen, and thirty-two colors result in the creation of two, three, four, and five bitplanes, respectively. In conjunction with this, each bitplane is assigned a value of 1, 2, 4, 6, or 16. Imagine a line drawn from any pixel, extending through all five bitplanes. The display manager examines all the pixels on this line. If a hidden pixel is “on," the software assigns it a value equal to its bitplane number; otherwise its value is 0. The sum of these values represents the palette register used to draw the pixel. For example, if we Indicate the hidden pixels with Ts (on) and 0’s (off), then a pixel drawn with the color in register 19 would be 10011 (reading the planes from right to left). Since bitplane 1=1, bitplane 2 = 2, and bit- plane 5 = 16, the sum of the activated pixels is 19. The important thing to remember is that this Is a register number, not a specific color. Keep this in mind because it is important to understanding the techniques involved in some of the tips presented in the article. WHAT’S an ANIM, Anyway? ANIM is an animatfon- compression file standard developed by Gary Bonham, author of AN I Magic (Oxxl) and the freely distributable player program ShowANIM. It has gone through quite a few versions since its fledgling days when Aegis Development was pushing its acceptance not very sue- ? Necessary to have a basic understanding of the .Amiga’s graphic display (also covered in the “Getting Started” sidebar). By the Numbers: TEN STARTER TIPS The first two-thirds of our “Efficient Fifteen” are designed for less experienced animators, but all ten of them add up to major savings in valuable resources, so feel free to take a refresher course even if you’ve been at the animation game for a while. Otherwise, pick us up in the second part of the course. (For details on how to contact manufacturers of programs mentioned in either part of this article, consult the “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 88.) TIP Use Fewer Colors animation’s resolution in order to reduce its size. Use an image-processing program, such as The Art Department ($ 89.95, ASDG) or Art Department Professional ($ 199.95), to change the resolution of, say, a 320x400 image to 320x200. You will be surprised how effective such a simple adjustment can be. TIP Use Smaller Screens Next, ask yourself if you really need the entire screen for your image. If you are using The Director 2 (SI29.95, Right Answers Group) or DeluxeVideo III ($ 149.95, Electronic Arts), you can display less- than-full-size screens and dramatically reduce your storage requirements. If your presentation program does not have this feature, save the undersized screen as a brush and stamp it in place on a blank background screen just before you display the image. TIP There is a direct correlation between the palette and resolution of an animation and its size: More colors and or higher resolution mean much larger files. Bigger animation files load and play back more slowly. For example, a 320 x 200 two-color image consumes 64,000 pixels to display its single bitplane, while a 32-color palette requires a whopping 320,000 pixels (five planes x 64,000). It should be obvious that if you want to save memory, you should use fewer colors. If you are not using all the colors in your animation’s palette, remap the ANIM to use as few colors as possible, filling the lower registers (0-16) first. In other words, if you are using only 14 colors of a 32- color palette, use your paint program to remap the picture as a four-bitplane, 16-color image. This technique is especially useful if you must eliminate a few colors to reduce the size. Many times an animation will survive a reduction of colors virtually unchanged. In similar fashion, you may be able to reduce an Overscan Is Expensive If you decide to use the Amiga's overscan display mode for your ANIM, beware! Overscan files are deceiving. That narrow band you add around the edge of the picture increases the size of the image by more than 30 percent. This usually results in a much larger file than you anticipated and, worse, an animation that does not play very fast. The solution is easy: Use the normal format whenever possible. For example, overscan is unnecessary if your static image is smaller than a full screen and it appears on a solid- color background. If you set the border color (color
0) to the same color as your picture’s background, you will never see the surrounding frame cheap overscan! Use Brushes, Not ANIMS cessfully as an industry standard. The ANIM format is now very widely supported, and word has it that Bonham is working on yet another update. ANIMs are part of the IFF (Interchange File Format) family. When your Amiga stores your animation sequence as an ANIM file, it is compressed so that only the initial scene and the elements that change between frames are saved. This in itself can cut down significantly on the expenditure of valuable system memory and disk-storage space, at the same time allowing for nearly real-time playback of the animation. Unfortunately, ANIM files still contain so much information that they tend to become very large very quickly. Just a few seconds of fairly complex animation will produce an ANIM file larger than the 880K that can fit on a standard floppy disk. This is the reason why more crafty, economical measures, such as the tips contained in the main article, are required to handle ANIM files efficiently. GB Another question to consider is whether the sequence needs to be an ANIM or whether your software can do the job for you, instead. For example, if you need to move a title from left to right across the screen, you could create an ANIM using the nifty Move menu in DeluxePaint III ($ 149.95, Electronic Arts) to automate the progression of the brush over the background. But why not eliminate Dpaint and the ANIM altogether? Instead, you could use D Video Ill’s Path tool to accomplish the same thing in real time. Save the brush and picture files separately, and let your presentation program do the rest. This technique fails miserably (the results will be slow and jerky) if you have too many brushes to move, or if the brush is too large. If that is the case, however, try using smaller or solid-color brushes whenever possible, or, if you can organize it, try staggering the brushes so that no more than two or three appear on the screen at the same time. ? ULTIMATE PC AT AMIGA THE 68000 CPU comes with a high Motorola Manufacturer' s Suggested Retail Price complete v quality ori| 68000 CPU ATE ARRAY rhe Gate Array, the
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• Free software updates to all registered owners! For full product information please contact your local Amiga dealer AT is a trademark of IBM. Commodore and Amiga are trademarks of Commodore. MSDOS and Windows 3.0 are trademarks of Microsoft. Hercules, Motorola. Olivetti and Toshiba are trademarks. Atonce is the registered German trademark of vortex Computersysteme GmbH. Build Your Pictures “On the Fly” For a technique similar to that above for still images, use brushes stamped on a software-generated background to build static images on the fly. This is particularly useful if you have repeating elements throughout your presentation. For example, if a logo is to appear on five different screens, save it once as a brush and stamp it in place before you display the screens. TIP 5 TIP 6 Draw It, Don’t Load It If your favorite application has any tools for drawing to the screen, by all means use them to create simple images such as title screens, company logos, borders, and backgrounds. The Amiga's custom graphics chips can draw these elements faster than you can load them from a file, preserving your precious disk space for more important elements. This tip is particularly appropriate for text screens. It is a waste of memory to save a text screen as a picture file when your presentation software can do the typing for you. TIP 7 Don’t Move the Pixels, Move the Colors Color cycling is one of those obvious, but often overlooked space-saving techniques. Do not neglect color cycling just because it is not “real” animation. Cycling through the colors in the palette is often all you need to achieve the illusion of motion. In addition, because color cycling operates on a single frame, it adds nothing to the file size. (See “Accent on Graphics," May '90, p. 50, for a detailed description of the color-cycling techniques.) TIP 8 Patterns and Dithering: Just Say No! Digitized or dithered animations may be impressive, hut they place severe strains on your system resources. Digitized animations have so many changes per frame that the resulting ANIM may be larger than all the constituent frames added together! If you find yourself faced with this dilemma, remove some or all of the dithering with your paint program, either by smoothing each frame of a digitized, live-action sequence or by using your program’s palette tool to merge and reduce the number of dithered colors in the frames. Watch Your Loops Remember that the program with which you create your ANIM files may automatically append the first two frames to the end of your opus so that the animation will “loop” endlessly upon playback. Looping is a powerful tool in the animator’s repertoire, but you will not need these extra frames if your creation does not repeat, so don’t include them. Dpaint III users should instruct the program to save two fewer frames than the total displayed in the title bar. Other programs usually have a software switch in the file menu to accomplish the same thing. TIP Sounds Like A Plan Use SMUS (Simple Music Score) files whenever possible. These are files created with scoring programs such as Deluxe Music Construction Set ($ 99.95, Electronic Arts) or Music-X ($ 299.95, Micro- Illusions). Although a SMUS score can never equal the dynamic range of a song digitized directly from a CD or a record, it will be much, much smaller. Commodore’s AmigaVision ($ 149.95), The Director 2, and DeluxeVideo III support standard SMUS scores as well as 8SVX sampled (digitized) sounds. While we’re on the subject, remember to reuse digitized samples whenever possible. It amazes me how many different sounds can be created from a 4 single sample by varying the pitch or frequency of the original. For example, I changed a dripping water sound into that of a closing door simply by changing its playback frequency. The High 5: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES If you employ all my basic tricks and still wind up with a bloated, 500-frame .ANIM that takes absolutely forever to load, then you probably need more advanced help. Although the following techniques are quite straightforward, they will be easier to grasp if you already have a basic familiarity with the Amiga’s internal image structures and the ANIM standard. Review the “Getting Started” sidebar if you need to bone up on these. Pack Your Palettes, Pardner “Palette packing - can reduce the size of your ANIM files by at least 20 percent. This somewhat-esoteric technique involves swapping the colors in your ANIM palette and then remapping the sequence to achieve a smaller file. No other changes to your animation are necessary. ? . R ,. 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* 1895 C R EATIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR CALL 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 ©1991 Digital Creations. Video Toaster is a trademark of Newtek, Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. IBM and IBM AT are registered trademarks of IBM, Inc. The Kitchen Sync is a trademark of Digital Creations, Inc. Circle 28 on Reader Service card ' ; . If you don’t believe me, try this simple example. Using DeluxePaint III, create a solid 100 x 100-pixel brush with the color in register number 1. Use the Move menu to animate the brush from left to right across the screen. When I tried it, my test ANIM for this sequence totaled 6630 bytes. Now repeat the process but use register number 31 for the brush’s color. This time, my animation consumed 33,150 bytes. Both AN I Ms are identical except for the color register used to draw the brush. Why was the second file five times the size of the first? The answer lies in the bitplanes. When your Amiga saves an ANIM, the first thing it does is to scan the sequence frame by frame, looking for changes between frames. The software calculates the differences for each bitplane. These changes are then stored with the bitplane. If a pixel drawn with color 1 (only bit 1 is “on”) is transformed to color 31 (all five bits are on), then all five bits are needed to describe the new color, and the file is thus larger by fivefold. Therefore, it is to your advantage to place the colors that change the most in the lower registers, preferably those that use just one or two bitplanes. Der. To a clean disk. If you are CLI-literate, simply use the COPY ALL (not DISKCOPY) command to reorganize and optimize your files on a clean disk. How do you accomplish this? First, reduce the number of bitplanes used by your animation by eliminating any colors you are not using. Using the automatic Pack function located in the Color menu of PIXmate ($ 49.95, Progressive Peripherals) is an ideal way to achieve such a reduction. The next step is an exercise in trial and error, at least for now. Many image-processing programs, such as Deluxe Photo- Lab’s Color module, have a “histogram” function that totals the number of pixels used by each color in an image. (PhotoLab used to be available separately, but is now bundled with Electronic Arts’ Dvideo III.) If you use this tool to compare a few typical frames, you will see instantly those colors that vary the most. Next, use your paint program’s palette tool to swap these colors to registers 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 (assuming a 32-color palette), and then remap the ANIM. Any color placed in one of these registers requires only one bit to describe the color. The next best locations are registers 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 20, and 24 all of which use only two bits. If you can put all the changing colors in these registers, your changes will never exceed two bits. A software program that automates this process would be most welcome. . .any takers? Intelligent Disk Mapping Another important, but little-used technique is the art of intelligent disk mapping. Simply put, this involves placing your files on the disk in such a way as to minimize your disk drive’s head-travel time. The closer the next track, the faster the file loads and the shorter the time between segments. This is important, because AmigaDOS has the annoying habit of scattering pieces of a file around the disk, putting the bits and pieces wherever it finds space on the disk. While this uses the available disk space efficiently, the result is often a lot of grinding by the drive while it searches out the pieces of your file. The solution here is simple. Create a final master disk by copying the necessary files one at a time, in script orPreload Big Files Sometimes, even after all the manipulations mentioned above, your file is still too large to load in the amount of time available. There are a couple of easy solutions to this dilemma. Perhaps the easiest is to load the file before the animation begins and hold it in memory until you need it. Many animation programs provide a way to preload animations. Two of these, The Director 2 and AmigaVision, let you begin loading a file and then start playing it back immediately before all the frames are loaded. Slice and Dice Big Files Another quick fix for Director users is to break the file into smaller pieces and to load them when you have any free time during your animation. When you need the sequence, simply play the pieces as a series of contiguous animations to re-create the original. I specify The Director because it is the only presentation software I use that can switch between animations without halting everything momentarily. Economize When You Digitize If you digitize your animation from a live-action video sequence, remember that you do not need to copy every frame of the original. Professional animators use a technique called animating “on twos”
(i. E., every second frame) in order to save time and reduce the number of frames that need to be drawn. You can profit from emulating this technique in your digitizing sessions. In fact, you may be able to extend it even further by animating “on threes” or even “fours” if the sequence does not change very much over time. Be aware that this method is not as useful for scenes with lip-synched sound tracks. It will be difficult to re-create die original timing and nuances of speech without digitizing all the frames. While our efficiency course ends here, keep looking for other ways to economize. These hints and tips are but a small sample of the techniques available to the creative producer. Consider them as a starter set on which to build your own magician’s chest of tricks. The application of a little brainpower and a basic knowledge of the .Amiga’s inner workings will do wonders in dealing with your animation problems. ¦ Gene Brawn is a digital animator, graphics designer, and frequent lecturer, as well as a contributing editor to this magazine. Write to him do .AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Photographs are of attualDCTV screens. A ConvertOCTy images to or ICS on an A Paint, digitize and conversioniSalf A Animate in Min. I Meg. Required DCTV™(Digital Composite Television) is a revolutionary new video display and digitizing system for the Amiga. Using the Amiga's chip memory as its frame buffer memory, DCTV™creates a full color NTSC display with all the color and resolution of television. Sophisticated true color video paint, digitizing and image processing software are all combined into one easy to use package included with DCTV 7 DCTV™also works with all popular 3D programs to create full color animations that can be played back in real time. 2865 Sunrise Boulevard Suite 103 Rancho Cordova CA 95742 Telephone 916 344-4825 FAX 916 635-0475 ©I 990 Digital Creations. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines. Patents applied for Circle 29 on Reader Service card Get smart! Let Agent Laser help you fight the forces of C.H.A.O.S. (Criminal Hierarchy Against Organized Systems) with this arsenal of tips for more efficient and productive computing. Oes it seem that a network of nefarious operatives are lurking under the cover of your CPU, conspiring to hold down your productivity level? While it’s tempting to pass the blame, the real culprit is probably a lack of organization. Your Amiga can make you even more productive than it already does. Although becoming organized takes effort, it is considerably easier if you have help. We're not talking about an Agent 99 to bail you out of every bungle. We’re talking about the right combination of software, devices, and methods. In using Amiga products, I have learned many things that keep my own computing life orderly. These tips and resources may help you, too. Even if you do not take every recommendation offered here, I bet you will find at least a few among them that can make a positive difference for you. For details on how to contact the developers of products mentioned in this article, consult the “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 88. Software labeled FD is freely distributable either public domain (totally free), shareware (the author requests that you pay a fee if you keep using it), or copyrighted (the author requests credit, but no money). These programs are available through networks, BBSs, and the Fred Fish disk collection. Disky Business One thing every Amiga owner should have is at least two disk drives. Because much of Amiga DOS is loaded from disk as needed, a single-floppy system is very limiting. For around $ 100, a second floppy drive can save you time and aggravation, and make you a happier person, ? By Harv Laser Next Generation Digital Audio Tools from SunRize i i I VI Studio 16 Audition 4 Perfect Sound 3'" Turn your Amiga 2000 3000 into a professional digital audio workstation. You can record hours of audio direct to hard disk synchronized with time code. Edita complete video sound track on your Amiga. Add special effects. Fix glitches and filter noise. Supports 16 and 12 hit audio. Studio 16 software is bundled with one of two cards: AD1012 This 12 bit sampler card includes Studio 16 software, audio in out, AD2105 DSP, adjustable low pass filters and a SMPTE time code reader. Sampling rates of up to 100 KHZ are supported. With the signal-to-noise ratio of a professional VTR, the AD1012 is perfect for editing video sound tracks at low cost. AD1016 This 16 bit sampler card includes Studio 16 software, a 56001 DSP, stereo audio in out, 8 times over- sampling digital filters, digital I O for DAT or CD hookup, MIDI in out, and SMPTE in. With the signal-to-noise ratio of a compact disk, the AD1016 puts a modern digital recording studio in your Amiga. This advanced 8 bit sample editor continues where AudioMaster III left off. Record direct to floppy disk. 100% assembler. Real time zoom. Incredibly fast scroll. Freehand edit. Sequenced loops. Real time effects include echoes, high pass filter, low pass filter, band pass filter, stopband filter, mix, fade, flange, VU meter and oscilloscope. Editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, keep, invert, filter, echo, mix, fade, treble adjust, bass adjust, smooth, DC removal, invert, resample, and tune. Feature Audition 4 AudioMaste Sequenced Loops yes yes Easv to Use yes yes HiFi Mode ves yes Record to Floppy ves no Save Executable Sou nds ves no Preview Effects yes no Real Time Fillers ves no Num.Real Time Effects 8 3 Time to do 100K Echo 22 secs 106 secs Program Size M00K
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599. 95 $ 99,95 Special AudioMaster Upgrade offer! AudioMaster I, 11 and III owners can upgrade to Audition 4 by sending your original AudioMaster disk along with $ 40 + S5S&H to the address below. This best selling 8 bit stereo sampler includes everything you need to start recording any sound right away. Just attach Perfect Sound to your printer port and plug in your own CD player, radio, or microphone. Using the provided software you can record and edit any sound. Advanced recording hardware gives you right and left line inputs, a mi- 5 crophone jack, noise filters, digital gain, and a hardware based sampling clock. List Price $ 99.95. For more information call SunRize at (408) 374-4962. Or fax us at (408) 374-4963. To order see your local dealer. European Representatives: FRANCE CIS (056) 363-441. GERMANY Intelligent Memorv (069) 410071, SWITZERLAND Micro- tron (032) 872429, UNITED KINGDOM HB Marketing (0753) 686000. SunRize Industries 2959 S. Winchester Blvd., Suite 204 Campbell, CA 95008 USA Audition 4, Perfect Sound 3. And Studio 16 are trademarks of SunRize Industries. AudioMaster III is.i tr.idem.irk of Oxxi. Inc. Circle 157 on Reader Service card SVSINFOV1.98 WRITTEN BY NIC WILSON NIC wli MO IS FREELY DISTRIBUTABLE D8d SOUTH Si JOOWJCNfrA v SYSTEM SOFTWARE INSTALLED KICKSTAR1 VERSION 34.5 WORKBENCH VERSION FAST RAN T53F92E8) V34.28 EXEC LIBRARY CHIP RAH (5676) V34.2 INTUITION LIBRARY FAST RAN ($ 202670 V34.3 GRAPHICS LIBRARY FAST RAN ($ 288756) V34.1 DOS LIBRARY FAST RAH ($ 203528) V34.3 | MEMORY AVAILABLE TOTAL FREE CHIP 992958 TOTAL FREE FAST 5669348 TOTAL FREE HEM 6662386 TOTAL MEMORY 9428664 RAM SPEED ysCHIP m | SPEED COMPARISONS A500 STANDARD 3.84 B2D00 EXTRA RAN 2.33 B2000 GVPA300I8.36 A2500 A2620 1.11 A3000 25HHZ 8,49 BH PC XT 12.52 CHIPRAHvs A30D0 3.48 RATING ALRIGHT!! J DRIVES AVAILABLE FLOPPY DRIVES 3 HARO PARTITIONS 6 RAH DRIVES 8 DHO: DRIVER IN FAST | INTERNAL HARDWARE DISPLAY NODE AGNUS TYPE NTSC ECS B372 DENISE TYPE NOM, 8362 CPU TYPE 68828 FPU TYPE 68881 m TYPE 68351 CPU SPEED 14,67 KHZ 2000 500 CLOCK YES AUTOCONFIG BOARDS * rnllVvWiI 1 w iwmwj * AT XT BR1DGEB0ARD NO LEFT BUM OH TO EXIT RIGHT SOTTOH TD RUN MftDi | Syslnfo runs Its diagnostic tests in about three seconds and then displays the results on one screen. For even greater happiness, yon can speed up your floppy drives. A floppy-cli.sk accelerator is software that provides a RAM cache to store things as you load them. Once loaded, the data is read from the RAM cache instead of from the slower mechanical disk drive. (The Amiga DOS ADDBUFFERS command does the same thing, but uses valuable chip RAM.) Face-II ($ 34.95, ASDG) uses fast RAM, it. Has a very effective interface for raising and lowering cache buffers, and it is something I truly miss whenever 1 use an .Amiga without it. It is like a floppy-drive turbocharger. Central Coast’s Quarterback Tools (which, at $ 89.95, provides many utilities) and B.A.D. ($ 49.95, Centaur Software) can speed up your drives by defragmenting the files on your floppy and hard disks (be sure to back up your files before using them). As a disk fills up, the system may not be able to find one contiguous space in which to write a file, and may have to scatter data segments across the disk. Because the drive head must move across the disk to read a fragmented file, access slows. Files on a defragmented disk are more organized, so they load faster. If you do not already have a hard disk, you will want one eventually. A hard disk offers almost in- stantanenus availability of dozens, perhaps hundreds of megabytes of programs and files (drive speeds var y, but any hard drive is far faster than a floppy). It also saves you from digging through stacks of floppies to find what you need. When you buy a hard disk, go for the greatest capacity you can comfortably afford certainly nothing smaller than 40MB. You will soon discover that no matter how big a drive you buy, it is not big enough. You might even want to investigate the new removable-media drives (see “Bottomless Disks," Apr. ’91, p. 20, for a look at the various removable-media technologies). Keep in mind that while every mounted hard-disk partition uses some RAM, drawers do not. Rather than creating many separate partitions, you may want to use a few large ones and put related software into subdirectories. You can add a lot of path commands to your startup sequence, but when you type a command's name at your CLI or Shell prompt, the system searches the SYS:C directory anyway. Thus, putting those often-used command-type utilities in the C directory saves you from building paths to them. Hard-disk owners need hard-disk back-up software. My two favorite hard-disk back-up programs are Quarterback ($ 69.95, Central Coast Software), and ExpressCopy ($ 49.95. ExpressWay Software). Quarterback’s interface makes it very fast and intuitive. ExpressCopy, however, has a flexible Arexx port and a nifty CanDo-created front end (which you can customize using INOVAtronics’ Can Do a S 149.95 authoring program). It also creates standard AmigaDOS-format disks, while Quarterback uses a custom format that only it can read. When trouble comes to your hard or floppy disks, it is not always necessary to reformat and restore from your backup. You can correct some disk errors by using the right utility. Two that you should not be without are DiskSalv (FD by Commodore’s Dave Haynie), and FixDisk (FD by Werner Gunther). FixDisk can attack those fearsome “Key NNNN already set” or “Volume FOO is not validated!" Mes- J sages. DiskSalv is purely command driven, while FixDisk sports a slick user interface. Both programs can also restore deleted files if you have not written to the disk since you deleted them. You should also avoid having your only copy of important tools on the hard drive it might suddenly become unreadable. Take the time to build an “emergency" disk. Start with a stripped-down copy of your original Workbench disk, leaving the L directory's libs and devs intact. Fill it with a copy of your harddisk reconstruction tools, your name-and-address database, and your favorite terminal program, word processor, or whatever tools you frequently use. Keep this disk in a safe place. Having a first-aid kit on one disk will save you a lot of time when you need to find j everything quickly. When you install devices such as hard disks and accelerator boards in your Amiga, you can check on their performance with diagnostic and benchmarking programs. These are handy not only to verify that a new add-on is working correctly, but also for the all- important purpose of bragging to your friends about how fast and powerful your Amiga is. I recommend SI, also called System Information (from the Kram- den Utilities, FD by Pregnant Badger Software); Speed (FD by Argonaut Software); Amiga Intuition 40 June 199 PRESENTING THE MOST trendsetter since excellence!. 1.0 rhe first version of excellence! Set the standards for power, features and ease of use in Amiga WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) word )rocessors. Now, excellence! V2.0 sets the standards igain. Whether you are a novice or novelist; student or professor; homemaker or executive, you’ll enjoy the lew, refined features an innovative pace-setter offers. Excellence! Has a personable and intuitive nterface, allowing you to unlock its power in simple, inderstandable steps. Understandable also flourishes n the thorough reference manual that communicates
- vith you in English, not some dialect of computerese. PRINTING
• 100% Color PostScript support
• 4 types of printer output, special HP support
• Internal printer font support
• Mail Merge
• Preferences printer driver compatible
• Mixed mode printing
• Landscape printing What's new and better? First you'll notice the typing speed. It’s fast! Excellence! Zooms along as fast as you can type.* The Dictionary and Thesaurus are expanded with thousands of new words. Printing is extensively refined and features Mixed-Mode Printing to combine printer fonts with graphics. File and path names are longer allowing you to take advantage of hard drives. Excellence! Now saves User Defined Defaults, so you start a document writing creatively, instead of mechanically changing margins. Now, that’s better! What’s new? Virtual Memory Management permits document lengths limited only by disk space. Technical Specifications- ACCESSORIES
• 140 thousand word Dictionary with legal, medical, technical, scientific, geographical, and biographical supplements
• 1.4 million word Thesaurus (with definitions)
• Grammar and Style checker
• Bullet proof Hyphenation
• Glossary with Macro key support
• Macros can be assigned to almost any key
• Index and Tables of Content generation FORMATTING
• Mouse and keyboard support
• Multiple newspapcr-stylecolumns 1-4)
• Left. Justified. Centered & Flush paragraph
• Left. Justified, Centered & Decimal tabs
• Multiple headers, footers and Footnotes (odd and even headers and footers)
• Global font and style substitutions The Thesaurus displays definitions to help you find the meaning you want. Leading values can be input directly so you can quickly change to double spacing. Alternate characters elegantly insert into text. You’ll find easy-to-use yard Drive Installation and Dictionary Maintenance utilities included for your convenience. These are only a few of the many new features and improvements available in excellence! V2.0. So, we present to you a superb product, for your ever changing needs. From Micro-Systems Software, the leader in Amiga productivity applications. Your favorite software just keeps getting better!
• Page and Ruler settings stored in document
• User defined Page Setup and Print defaults
• Display current date and time in document
• Numbered footnotes OTHER FEATURES
• Typing speed exceeds 170 words per minute
• IFF and ASCII file import
• Free Technical Support for registered users
• Clipboard support
• Not copy protected
• Undo typing
• Hard drive install utility
• Project icon support
• Up to 250 fonts in a single document
• Support for Interlaced windows
• Virtual memory manager
• 2. 4. Or 8 color w indows and color printing
• Long path name support
• Insert any standard character
• Low, medium &. High resolution IFF support
* up lo 175 words per minute Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines • PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc. • excellence! Is a registered trademark of Micro-Systems Sottwarc, Inc. Based Benchmarks, or AIBB (FD by LaMonte Koop); and Syslnfo (FD by Nic Wilson). A number of other programs let you view and control various aspects of your Amiga's inner workings. TaskX and ScreenX (both FD by Steve Tibbetl) are two examples. The former lets you control task priority, while the latter tells you the attributes of a screen and lets you grab it as an IFF file. SnoopDOS (FD by Kddy Carroll) lists the libraries, fonts, and so on that a program requires as that program loads. Switcher (FD by Khalid Aldoseri) provides a pop-up window that lets you flip between windows. Finally, ARTM, or Amiga Real-r ime Monitor (FD bv F.J. Mertens and Dietmar Jansen), combines the functions of many of these utilities. Fighting Files With Files The longer you work with a computer, the more files you acquire. This is a simple fact of life. Moving those files around from one disk or drawer to another gets to be a chore. If you do not like to use the CLI or Shell or to write scripts, then you need a directory utility. There are dozens available; each is a graphical, mouse-driven front end for AmigaDOS commands, and most have source and destination windows and many buttons for different functions. Which utility is best usually turns into a religious argument. My favorite, the inexpensive DiskMaster ($ 49.95, Progressive Peripherals &: Software), is full- featured and easy to use. Not only is it great for quickly shuffling files, but it can also show pictures, play sounds, prim text files, unpack compressed downloads, compress files for uploading, and make many otherwise tedious tasks fun. Other excellent directory utilities include D.U.D.E. (S 19.95, Centaur Software), and SID (FD by Timm Martin). Find (FD by John Scheib) is a fast little utility that searches every mounted device on vour svstem for ¦ 4 4 whatever filename you feed it. It also allows wildcards. For locating a particular graphics file from the dozens or hundreds you have collected, check out Image Finder ($ 65, Zardoz Software). This incredible program creates visual indexes made from miniatures of all your screens and brushes, making them easy to locate on a crowded hard disk or in piles offloppies. Image Finder will even pop up and let you "inject" the name of a picture file into your favorite paint program’s requester, just by clic king on a postage- stamped version of that picture. What do you do when you have more files than space. . .when your Workbench boot disk or your hard drive fills up? 1 lardware compression chips are not yet available for the Amiga, but there are two slick programs that can pack down your files while si ill allowing easy access to them. Turbo Imploder (FD by Peter Struijk ancl Albert Brouwer) and Power- Packer (FD by Nico Francois PowerPeak) enable you literally to put BOMB of data onto a 40MB drive. They can compress applications to half their existing sizes, allowing you to run the programs with just a brief hesitation as I hey unpack into memory after loading. Imploder can handle libraries and programs that use overlays, while Power Packer can crunch down programs, pictures, text files, and animations. Names, addresses, and phone numbers are important to everyone. Post-it notes and scraps of paper just do not make for an organized desk. For working most efficiently with name-and-acldress data, you should have a database manager. I have found Micro- ? High quality RGB output fur yuur Amiga FEATURES
• Works with DigiView ¦ Completely blitter-compatible
* NTSC encoder compatible
* S-VHS encoder compatible
• PAL & NTSC compatible
* Uses only RGB port
• FCC Class B. UL Listed
• Works w std Amiga monitors
* Does not use Amiga power |rTM Loads, shows GIF '"exactly “C” source code available free Upgrade from BBS 24 hrs day Color or 256 greys painting 256 color stencils Matte color anti-alias cycle draw Prints via printer device Auto enhance std IFF palettes Writes IFF24, GUT HAM-E SHAM, ARZO, ARZ1, AHAM, 18 bit ScanLab™ UPB8 brushes All of the 12 different HAM-E format image file types Images may be scaled and converted to 24 bit IFF files HAM E PIUS™ 429.05 768 x 480 Pixel Output (NTSC) 768 x 560 Pixel Output (PAL) NEW IMAGE PROFESSIONAL THE MOST IMPORTANT 21 BIT IMAGE PROCESSING Over 100 image processing operations 24 bit IFF input, output and viewing Any number of named image buffers Image sizes to 32767 x 32767 pixels 24 bit blending, clipping and compositing Apply any function using paint-like tools: Freehand, Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Polyarc Full 24 bit undo, redo and isolate Displays in 24 bit, 18 bit, 256 color, or 256 greyscale Blended Merge and RubThru in many ways: Color-keyed, minimum, maximum and direct 24 bit warping, shading, rotation, geometric distortions and scaling Extremely intuitive, easy-to-use interface COST WITH EVERY UNIT BLACK BELT SYSTEMS These images are completely unretouched photos taken from a stock 1084s RGB monitor using the basic HAM-E unit. They are pure RGB, not smeary composite. The newHAM-EPlus is an even more potent yet virtually transparent, anti-alias engine which offers near photographic quality images on standard RGB monitors. No other graphics expansion device offers so much performance and costs so little! And all the software to run it is free. Even upgrades! There’s not enough room to cover all the features of this system, so here’s just a few. SYSTEM Paint, render, convert and image processing software 18 24 bit “pure” modes 256 512 color register modes RGB pass through Screen overlav underlav
* *. Screens pull up down & go front back View with any IFF Viewer Animate via ANIM or Page Flipping 24 bit IFF. 24 bit IFF with GLUT chunks 2 to 256 color standard IFF, half bright HAM, DKB and QRT trace RGBS andRGBN Targa™ GIF™ Dynamic HiRes™ HAME 293 95 384 x 480 Pixel Output (NTSC) 384 x 560 Plxei Output (PAL) 1 Custom brushes use blitter RGB, HSV.HSL, CMY palette
* RGB and HSV spreads 1 Extensive Arexx™ support
• 10 Color Cycle Glow ranges Range pong, reverse, stop Smooth zoom, rotate or scale Area, edge, outline fill overfill Dithered 24 bit fill mixing Anti-alias with anv tool or brush llll tiflwiri Mirks will cither aiit) IMAGE COMPATIBILITY PAINT FEATURES DlgfVlcW** Nw Tek; Amlla Commodore Duiinrsi Machines; GIF?* CompuServe; Dynamic HiRe*1" NpvTck; $ cinLabr* A3DQ; Tirga™ True Villon; E**lc Image copyright True Vulon: lOfl-U™ Commodore; AHAM. ARZO. ARZi™ AS DC: HAM-E™ Buck Belt Sjitemi. Fiche Filer (S99) and MicroFiche Filer Plus (SI79, Software Visions) to be ideal. The programs come with truly useful templates that are perfect for home or smail-business use. Both are extremely powerful, yet easy to learn and use. A less expensive alternative geared strictly towards address-book functions is Mail-O-Dex (S49.95, KarmaSoft). It is not as full- featured as the Software Visions products, hut Mail- O-Dex’s attractive price and simplicity may he exactly what you need. If your life, as well as your address book, needs organization, look at NAG Plus ($ 99.95, Gramma Software), This program combines many features. Ii can store all your upcoming appointments and then cue you at the appropriate times with various sounds and visuals. NAG Plus, like many other programs (both FD and commercial) mentioned here, provides an Arexx port. Arexx (included with the 2.0 system software from Commodore, or purchased for §49.95 from William S. Hawses) is a sophisticated programming Record Editor igaZonePro M 11 in rKflH omiii JO. ARC FILE10.ARC LABELS-BUI 4-90,1X1 JTLEMN.ARC UlIICE-CO ROXT tlLEPAGE.LZH LAWBIDWi 6‘90.L2fl nLEREt 3 .ARC LED.AKC 7-90.LZH yam
mimv. 8-90.LZH rwir.zoo HIHWS! 9-90.LZfT iumuiM vfuniwrmi- tn.i'llll' MicroFlche Filer and MFF Plus let you magnify and scroll through any area of a database. Language that facilitates task sharing among programs. It is useful even to nonprogrammers because most Arexx-capable softw are comes with some readymade macros, and hundreds more are available to download. Many such macros are extraordinarily handy and can save you lots of time. “Free” Wheeling There is perhaps no single computer peripheral more useful than a modem. With a modem and a terminal program, you have access to tens of thousands of programs and files you can download into your Amiga. Before being uploaded, most files available for downloading are compressed, or “archived,” thus requiring less time and hence less expense to transfer). For this reason, you should keep a set of programs on hand to deal with the files you download. Your archiving collection should include PKAX for .ARC files, ZOO for .ZOO files, LHARC or LZ for .LZH files, WARP for .WRP files, LHWARP for .LHW files, DiskMasher for .DMS files, and PKAZip for ZIP files. All of these are freely distributable. .As with other command-type utilities, your SY$ :C directory is the ideal place to store them. From there, they can load right up, no matter which disk or directory you are in. Nothing can spoil a downloading session faster than someone in another room picking up an extension phone and killing your connection. Unless you live alone, you might want to consider a second phone line just for your modem. Rates vary, so consult your local phone company. Do not ask for a data-grade line; a regular voice line is fine and costs much less. Most modern apartment buildings are already wired for two or more phone lines, so turning on a second one might just take the installer a few minutes to twist some wires together and add a wall jack. Few of us live in a town with a lot of great Amiga BBSs from which to choose, so serious modem addicts will see some serious long-distance phone bills. If you are spending more than $ 30 a month calling BBSs, you should get a PC Pursuit account from US Sprint Telenet (call 800 736-1130 for sign-up information). This service gives you 30 hours of evening and weekend modem dialing for $ 30 a month, up to 2400 baud. Even better family and handicapped rates exist, if you qualify. Your unique PCPursuil II) number and password can become your magic carpet to bulletin boards and networks all over America. Another valuable resource is the closest .Amiga users' group, which gives you the chance to share tips, tricks and advice with other nearby Amiga owners, Someone two blocks away mav already know the j answer to the problem you have been struggling with for months. Many groups offer new-product demonstrations, hold prize raffles and have huge disk libraries you can copy. Further, local dealers often give discounts to users’ group members, so you can easily recoup your yearly dues. Organizing ourselves is not something most of us do with ease or glee. Putting your Amiga work system in order can actually he fun, though. Certainly the rewards are something to look forward to. Regardless of which programs or methods you use in your own system, you can smile smugly to yourself when you begin to realize the time, equanimity, and even dollar savings that are sure to follow. ¦ Haro Laser is senior chairman sysop of People Link*s Amiga Zone clubs. )'ou can find him on PI ink as CBM*HARV or on Usenet as crash fhrlaser or h r laser- @c rash, cts.com. An external digital dual channel TBC + Frame Synchronizer for under $ 1500? You must be kidding ” “Is it Toaster compatible” 16 This must be a joke” Guess again! Introducing Showline’s expanding Spectrum series of low-cost digital time base correctors + frame synchronizers. Showline Spectrums have great features:
• Full frame synchronizer
• Infinite window TBC
• 1 or 2 channel models
• Composite only or Composite S-VHS models with transcoding ability
• Choose models without with freeze frame +field with adjustable strobe control
• Digital comb filter included in specs
• Digital internal sync generators assures compatibility with ordinary consumer equipment & with ‘house’ sync or industrial-grade gear with advanced sync
• Standard rack mount size Ail Showline Spectrums have great specs: 0-5.5MHz bandwidth; full 8 bit quantization; 4:2:2 transparent processing at 14.318MHz (4Xfsc); S N: >60dB & >54dB including quantization noise.. .plus more. MODEL NUMBER 500C 900C 1000C 500SC 750SC 1000SC NUMBER OFTBCs 1 2 2 1 1 2 COMPOSITE ONLY V0 v0 u0 S-VHS + COMPOSITE + TRANSCODE V0 V0 FREEZE FIELD FRAME + ADJUSTABLE STROBE PROCAMPS V0 iS MIXER INCL. DISSOLVE, CUT, VERTICAL WIPE v0 SUGGESTED RETAIL $ 850 $ 1,450 $ 1,850 $ 1,295 $ 1,895 $ 2,695 For more information call or write: 120 Beacon Street • Boston, MA 02116 • (617) 262-6844 * Fax: (617) 262-7037 TM it = Showline Spectrum, Spectrum 1000SC C, 900C, 750SC & 500SC C are trademarks of Visync Technologies Corp. All other trademarks and brands belong to their respective companies. OH- GRAPHICS 28 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen TO UNDERSTAND WHY creating a screen image is not necessarily the same as completing the finished artwork, consider this analogy from photography: As any photographer will confirm, the image on the negative is only the beginning of the creative operations that lead to the final gallery print. The work that goes on in the darkroom can radically change or subtly polish the finished image. More and more, 1 am finding that this darkroom analogy applies to a category of creative processes I regularly employ with my Amiga artwork. To my delight, a new program. Art Department Professional ($ 199.95, .ASDO) has greatly expanded my options in these “darkroom” operations and significantly enhanced the quality of my results. (The original ASDG image processor, The Art Department, was reviewed in the Sep. ’90 issue, p.
84. Watch for a feature-length review of AD Pro next month in the July issue.) For the purposes of (his column, I will simply describe how I used certain features of the program in the sequence of operations required to finish the painting “Deep Reef’ (opposite). If you do not own AD Pro, you can try many of these techniques in Digi- Paint (NewTck) using a combination of the Merge Screen and Transparency settings. The results will not be quite the same, however, as those of .AD Pro’s 24-bit manipulations. Three-Layered Compositing Knowing the capabilities of AD Pro, 1 planned the painting from the outset as three layers that I would eventually “composite” as transparent overlays. (If you follow this column regularly, you know that the technique of compositing images is one of my current favorites see “Accent on Graphics,” Nov. ’90, p. 66, and Feb. ’91, p. 58, for more on compositing.) The more I explore transparent compositing, the more I realize it is one of the unique capabilities of the computer medium. With AD Pro translating all my images into 24-bit data, I can then perform my manipulations at that depth before rendering the final image in the resolution and format of my choice. The AD Pro results are better than those obtained with any other software I have used to perform similar operations. I painted the first image the fish in Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek) using techniques described in the Jan. ’90 “Accent,” (p. 40). I painted the fish against a solid black background so that by controlling Digi-Painfs transparency and hotspot settings, I could use that black to shade the forms and add a sense of dimension. The second painting, also in Digi- Paint, is a colorful abstract of transparent shapes done with very bright saturated colors. I used saturated colors because 1 planned to overlay this image with the black background of the fish painting, thus knocking the colors way hack. For the third image, I used Digi- View to capture a black-and-white close-up of a stone covered with lichen. 1 wanted to incorporate the texture of the lichen into the painting as detail under the color, anticipating that the gray scale would reduce the intensity of the colors in the other two images. Okay, Load ’Em Up! Setting AD Pro’s Load option to Composite, I loaded the abstract as the fist image. When the requester specifying amount appeared, however, 1 chose to load the image under No Composite wanting it to he the starting point for my layering operations. I then loaded the lichen image, setting the mix to 50%. This caused it to merge with the abstract image so that equal emphasis was given to both. 1 displayed the composite as a 320x400 HAM image to test the result. Liking the textured color, I was now ready to load the fish. I set the mix to 20% to bring the fish only faintly into the image. Also, by specifying black to be a transparent color in the loading image, 1 ensured that only the fish would merge with my textured background, leaving surrounding colors untouched. To specify black as transparent, I entered values of 0,0,0 in the RGB transparency settings. (These settings are for 24-bit color, so they range from 0 to
255. You can specify any color you wish to be transparent.) A new image processor offers darkroom-like control over subtle variations in the color, brightness, detail, and texture of your finished artwork. To create my final layer, I loaded the fish again, but this time at a 30% mix with no transparent color (RGB settings of 1, I, 1). This resulted in bringing greater emphasis to the fish while allowing the black background to subdue the colors of the surrounding abstract texture. Because these composites are calculated at 24 bits and then rendered to HAM, the results are quite clean. Smooth and Subtle Operators There are a number of AD Pro “operators" that you can use to do further work on your image. (The manufacturer promises more of these operators in the future; you can simply add them to the program as they become available.) I used one such recent addition, the “blur" operator, to soften the present image. After that, I considered "Deep Reef' finished to my satisfaction as a screen painting. I knew, however, that it was meant to be not only a screen image, but also a printed picture to accompany this article. This brings up a frequently encountered dilemma: Images always print darker than they appear on screen, even when you keep (as I do) your brightness and contrast monitor settings up at midrange. It is a difficult business adjusting images for print; sometimes it requires an act of faith to take an image you are pleased with and then tweak it into a bright, washed-out version to send off for publication. Yet that is often exactly what is needed to get good results in print. The computer artist must always think of the image in terms of its final output, not just how it looks on the screen. AD Professional, however, offers some very sophisticated options in balancing and adjusting that final image. One of these, the "dynamic- range” operator, analyzes the image and notes the smallest and largest values contained in the color data. It then allows you the opportunity to select a new range of maximum and minimum values and to constrain or expand all the image data to that new range of values. This is a powerful feature once you get the feel of it. My “Deep Reef’ screen image needed to be lighter for the printed version. It had a range of color values from 0 to 238 out of a potential of 0 to 255. 1 entered a new range of 30 to 240 and executed the dynamic- range operation. The result retained all the image detail, proved faithful to the original colors at the high end, and smoothly raised the values of the darkest colors to where I hope they will print well. Using AD Pro, I feel as though I am in my darkroom dodging a print and experimenung with sandwiched negatives. I’m hooked on the creative opportunities this program has opened up for me. Try it. ¦ Joel Hagens credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply. EXPERIENCED DESIGNERS KNOW that what works well with the printed page usually works with presentation graphics provided you take into account the orientation of the viewer. When working with text screens, neophyte designers tend to either clutter screens with too much information or use type that is big and clunky. You can learn much just by considering tried-and-true standards and observing how they are implemented. Media s T E fj Multi Applied Design Basics By Mitch Wells Take a minute to think about how type is laid out in quality textbooks and magazines. The size of the print assumes that the reader is within one to three feet of the page. Body type is usually 10-12 points in size (a point being ! T» °f an inch) and is generally set in a serif typeface in both upper and lowercase letters. (A serif typeface has small strokes at the ends of the letterforms; the text you are reading right now, and the “Applied Design Basics” heading at the top of this page both use a serif face.) Headlines are usually done in a 36- 48 point font (note that this is three to four times larger than the body type) and are sometimes in bold. They are sometimes in all uppercase characters, (.All uppercase text should be reserved for short text strings such as heads and subheads as it is more difficult to read than mixed cases.) Subheads are usually 18-24 points, bold, and usually in upper- and lowercase letters. Words that are all uppercase generally use serif type faces, which are considered easier to read. Subheads are usually done in sans serif (sans serif faces do not have strokes at the ends of the letterforms; the word “Mastering” in the Mastering MultiMedia logo is an example of a sans serif font). When determining which fonts to use, the place to start is with heads and subheads. In deciding on a size, first consider which resolution you will be working in. Keep in mind that the resolution of a monitor is much less than that of the printed page. Compensate for this by using the highest resolution available whenever possible and by anti-aliasing text (a technique that uses transparent pixels to smooth the jagged edges in computer graphics). Then consider your screen size; will one person at a time view your presentation on a standard 1084 monitor? How about a 20-inc h monitor? Or, will your presentation be projected in a room full of people? You can use the magazine-design standard for headlines as a guide when working with video screens. Headings containing two to three four-letter words typically occupy % to A* the width of a magazine page. This is a good rule of thumb to use for presentations that are to appear on a single 14-inch monitor. Using a larger screen, 72 to 7s of the screen width is adequate. Limit subheads to one-half the width of a standard screen for four four-letter words. Out-of-Body Experiences 1 suggest you avoid anything resembling body text in a presentation screen the type is just too small. If you cannot avoid it, I suggest you use a font no less than half the size of your subhead type and a type style that is appropriate for subheads. T his essentially makes anything set in body text simply a smaller subhead. Also, keep your text as brief as possible and substitute graphics for text whenever possible. Use a screen graph (discussed in “Mastering Multimedia,” May ’91, p.
74) to decide on placement for heads and subheads, and stick to these locations throughout your presentation. This will give it consistency. If you must use both a heading and a subheading on one screen, use some graphic element such as a rule or a line of bullets (evenly spaced dots) to offset the two when space permits. As with the heads and subheads themselves, try to place these graphic elements in a location that can be used consistently. If you plan to use more than one subhead on a screen, insert extra line spacing between them. It is best to use high-contrast colors lor headings and mid-contrast colors for subheads except when setting up a “build.” A build is the process of displaying a text list one line at a time. Say you have a list of three automobile manufacturers Ford, GM, and Chrysler that you would like to introduce individually onto your display screen. Using a build to display them, you would start by placing the word “Ford” in a bold, high-contrast color in the upper middle of the screen. In the next frame, you would add the letters “GM” also in a hold, high-contrast color, just below “Ford.” At the same time, you would reduce Ford to a mid-contrast, nonbold subhead. Fi- ? 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 arsenaJ 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. Psygnosis and the r Molecule Madness Against the clock, you use your chemical tendencies to build molecules out of atoms provided. And don't be surprised if the very atom you don't need will be the one you're given to use next. . . Pray for a Joker Atom! If you don't look like a mad scientist now, you will by the time you've tackled ATOMINO! Up and Atom I Screen Shots from the Amiga Version mm ooaoGEia PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 r'rr?; 1 U L T I EDI A nally, you would bring in “Chrysler” just as you did GM in the last frame, and place it in the lower middle of the screen. GM, then, would shrink in size and color to match Ford. The build sequence might end with all three words as standard subheads, leading on to the next screen of your presentation. Whether or not you use the build approach, putting a graphic element (like a bullet) before each entry and aligning the elements vertically make the list easy to read. Color Guard Color is probably the most complex element of any presentation, and yet it is the one that is often given the least amount of thought by beginners. Without going into too much detail, here is a list of things to consider when deciding 011 the use of color: Readability The clarity of your presentation must take precedence over the colors you might like to use. It is a fact that combinations of pure high-contrast color such as pure blue on black or full red on blue are hard to read. By all means, avoid such combinations. What works for video production works for presentation graphics. Simply avoid full-power colors that is, colors with fully-saturated red, green, or blue elements (set all the way to 15 in Deluxe Paint's palette). Hierarchies If elements of vour 1 presentation are related hut vary in importance, use a palette that has combinations of colors in varying intensities. For example, in a 16-color palette, you might try using three shades each of red, green, yellow, blue, and grey, in addition to a background color (probably black). This not only allows you to show order-of- importance relationships (you could use all three reds on one screen, for example, to imply hierarchy), but also allows for color builds within text lists (that is, the use of more intense colors for emphasis, as in the build described above). Association When you see red. What do you think of? Fire, danger, financial loss, elements of great importance? Sure, that’s why stop signs and fire engines are red. Too often, beginning screen designers use colors without considering what they might mean to the viewer. If you were doing a presentation to teach kids about recycling, what colors would you use? Probably varying shades of green (associated with grass and trees), blues (associated with sky and water) and yellows (sunlight) for positive elements. You could add browns (burnt wood, buildings) or reds (danger) to emphasize any negative elements. Remember that people everywhere associate color with familiar things regardless of what you may want that color to portray. Audience Upscale audiences tend to like soft pastel colors; audiences of less sophistication react well to primary color elements; kids tend to like anything bright. When considering color, be sure to consider vour audience. Relationship and differentiation Some color combinations make good design sense and others do not. Often, context makes all the difference in the world. Certain colors are near each other on the color wheel (and are therefore called spectral neighbors). Blue and green, red and orange, yellow and green, for example, enhance one another well. These make good side-by-side combinations and imply relationship. Because spectral neighbors do suggest sameness, you should avoid these color combinations when you want to differentiate elements within a presentation. Instead, use strongly contrasting colors (sometimes called triad colors), such as mid-tone red, yellow, and blue; or at least add opposite colors to elements of the objects. When you do use color opposites, however, try to distance them that is, do not let them touch each other. If color opposites must touch, he sure they are not fully saturated. Full-in- tensity color opposites tend to visually “vibrate” when they are adjacent. One of the trickiest color elements to use, but perhaps the most gratifying, is the multicolored background. The best advice that I can give here is to consider how* the relationships of the colors in your background and foreground elements compare to the basics mentioned here. 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You manage the action by bestowing various skills on individual lemmings, enabling them to construct bridges and tunnels that divert their less- gifted buddies to safety. Icons across the bottom of the screen represent the skills at your disposal: climbing, parachuting, traffic control, bridge building, demolition, and three kinds of digging. Select a skill, then click 011 the desired rodent, and that lemming will do as you BAT By Peter Olafson BAT (short for Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters) is a delightfully different To locate developers of the games reviewed, see the manufacturers’ addresses list on p. 88. Dig and climb and jump and live. Command. The others, however, will cheerfully plunge to their doom at every opportunity. When so many of the contrary little vermin have reached room temperature that you can no longer succeed, you have to reset with the apocalyptic Nuke 'Em option and try again. Lemmings’ graphics and sound are polished, but unambitious. What it lacks in flash, however, it makes up for in comfort: Smooth and addictive, it includes a fast restart option, instant access to any level you’ve already seen, and a nifty two- player mode with 20 levels graphic adventure with a science-fiction theme. At first glance, this long- of its own. The program detects and uses extra memory. It recognizes an external drive and minimizes disk-swapping on single-drive systems. The only rough edge is the DOS- based copy protection. To make sure you experience plenty of stress and frustration, Lemmings increasingly restricts your use of the most helpful skills, flie screens get so tough that you think there must be design flaws. Goofy music drones on relentlessly, subtly lowering your intelligence. By level 50, you’re considering suicide yourself. . .and level 51. Awaited game from France’s UBI Soft looks like a computer comic book or ? Crib Notes By Peter Olafson DID EVERYBODY GET Shadow of the Beast II ($ 59.99) for Christmas? No sooner do I answer a stack of Beast mail (see the March ’91 Crib Notes), than a fresh supply of questions arrives on this supremely difficult Psygnosis ar- cade-adventure. A number of people are perplexed over what to do with the shard of stone remaining after they used the crane to drop the slab on the spike. Play Wile E. Coyote, that's what. You'll need to push the stone over to the lever to the right, then climb the rope to roughly. . . (well, you figure it out) and jump on the lever. Then get over to the lower elevator in time to be lifted up to Ishram the dragon. No, you can't get back out of the marsh the way you came, and so you shouldn’t visit it until you are prepared to cross the ocean. To do that, you’ll need the horn that summons a sea creature. The horn doesn't come easily. You must have handled the giant by the bridge in just the right way. (Don't fight him. Play hard to get, and coax him onto the bridge.) You'll want to investigate the breach he’s created. There aren't a lot of options down there, but you'll need to be fearless in your jumping and aggressive with the little dragon-like creatures. (Use the old man's weapon. There's also a healing potion somewhere down there if you run into trouble.) If you can’t come up with 36 gold pieces for the snail six chests with six coins each your game is over. A number of people have found only 24, so here's a quick rundown on where to find them. There's one chest In the Keep; one just below the abode of Bar- Joom the dragon; one through the Pygmy Forest, upstairs and to the Continued on p. 72. FOR THE BEST IN CHESS, MAKE THE PERFECT MOVE. Check. And Mates. The Royal Game of Chess will never be the same. Interplay Productions now challenges you to choose from three different chess programs, each offering its own unique blend of stunning animation, spectacular sound, and powerful algorithms designed to test your tactical and strategic thinking. ¦ Checkmate™, winner of the 1990 World Personal Computer Blitz Chess Championship in Lyon, France, is so powerful that Amiga Games Guide called it “easily the strongest-playing chess program yet for a personal computer. ” ¦ Battle Chess™, a SPA award winner for best graphics, brings chess to life by combining a magnificent chess logic system with colorful, humorous, and dramatic three-dimensional animations. Video Games £ Computer Entertainment went so far as to call it “the next step beyond all existing chess programs. ” ¦ Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess™ uses even more animation and sound than the original Battle Chess™ to bring the world's most widely played version of chess to the West. 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After you learn the controls and displays (handled via the mouse or keyboard), controlling a U-boat or destroyer becomes more natural, and your tactical and strategic mapping displays help you wage the Warlords By Peter Olafson With both good looks and brains, Warlords (S50, Strategic Studies Group) is a princess among strategy games. A fantasy wargame, it pits you against any combination of up to seven friends or grumpy computer opponents (at four difficulty levels) in the conquest of the sprawling land of Illuria. The basic idea is to take as many neutral cities as quickly as you can, and to gear their troop production toward subduing your opponents one at a time. Warlords is not quite a typical wargame, however, as it has war. It’s great to sink enemies and watch your overall strategy come together as your other commanders carry out your orders while you move around. WolfPack’s manual is quite complete. It begins with a brief but interesting history of U-boat warfare from 1939 to 1944, and devotes chapters to overall game play, running U- boats, commanding destroyers and convoys, and designing missions. There are also sections describing the pre-designed set of a dozen missions which take place from the Caribbean to Iceland to Gibraltar, the captains and their personalities, the U-boat and destroyer types and capacities, and weapons and sensor capacities year-by-year. You’ll need to keep the manual handy not only for the quick-reference chart of keyboard commands, but also because the game employs look-up copy protection. I've been playing Wolf- Pack for over a month, and the excitement hasn’t worn off yet. If you like tactical simulation games, put this one on top of your stack. You’ll reach for it often. Some rather adventure-like elements. The heroes (scrappy armies in themselves) may search ruins and temples (little rooftop air-conditioning units) to find treasure, allies, and 14 magical artifacts that are handy in combat. Sages, and sometimes libraries, have useful information, as well. (Mind, this is rather like putting a quarter in a slot machine. You simply order the hero to search and are told the results.) Warlords looks nice and sounds great. The map is large, colorful, and well-designed. The closeups of dif- ? FWQWLYY YMW CAN SACK-WP AMY 6 99 mm m mm st®«®§« J YES ITS TRUE!! SYNCRO EXPRESS IS A HARDWARE SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT WORKS WITH "DIGITAL IMAGE COPYING". THIS IS THE METHOD THAT COMMERCIAL DUPLICATORS ACTUALLY USE TO . $ 4 SHIPPING a handling MAKE THE ORIGINAL FROM THE MASTER DISK. DATA IS TRANSFERRED AS RAW DIGITAL INFORMATION, j UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE!! It's hard to draw comparisons between Syncro Express and old fashioned Disk Copiers. 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If you can display 24 bit color, Vistapro is an awesome tool for quickly producing broadcast television quality images and flythough animations. Vistapro is shipped as "standard equipment" with the Impulse Firecracker. Also works with the Toaster, DCTV, HAM-E, and Mimetics frame buffer. Compatible with Imagine, Turbo Silver, and Art Department Professional. More than a thousand landscapes now available as expansions. Upgrades from Vista are available for registered owners. Vistapro is major league fun for power users. List price: $ 149.95. Virtual fyality Laboratories, Inc. 2341 Ganador Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone or FAX: 1-$ 05-545-8515 G A M E P ferent troops griffins to cavalry to light infantry provide even more flavor. The game is full of digitized sound effects, musical flourishes and cues, so you always know what’s going on. Announcing the Spring Summer '91 Virtual Reality Labs Product Line! Even if you don’t, it's simple to keep track. Several status screens show your position relative to those of your opponents. Commands are easily entered from pull-down menus or by clicking on buttons or the map. But be prepared: the computer opponents aren't the usual dopes. Leave a castle vacant, and they'll try to plant their own armies in it. On the other hand, Warlords is rather slow on a 68000-equipped Amiga (it does run under 2.0). If you’re well into a game and using the “observe” option to keep track of your opponents’ moves, you can catch up on your reading between turns. Likewise, the From p. 58. Left, and another up and to the right in this same genera) area; another in the Crystal Caverns; and the last on the route to the Karamoon Oasis. Some folks are getting dumped into the sewers when the goblins raise the drawbridge in the caverns, and that means restarting. You can’t get past the stone door when the bridge is going up, so get on the drawbridge as quickly as possible and kill the fellow who's running the winch. Once that’s settled, take care of the other enemies and have a bash at the door. Getting out of your cell shoufd be simple if you’ve collected the booze from the Oasis. Give it to the guard. Once he conks out, use your mace on the door and do him in for a key. (You should also have found a key on your way in.) Another common problem is finding the old man’s ring. Well, the ring’s not tar away at this point. Just head up and to the left. On your way out. Don’t rush to be first. Stay a bit behind the prisoner you did release the prisoner, right? And the going E S E R V E screen scrolling is on the humpy side, and there’s a distinct pause between the issuing of a command and the computer’s response. While there are lots of features, some could use refinement. The save-anytime option is convenient, but it permits a save-and-then-at- tack technique that pretty much amounts to cheating. The ability to focus production from up to four cities at a fifth city is a handy way to automatically build up forces at a given point, but there’s no “map” mode to show the full production network. You don’t need to lead each army by the hand; if you simply click on the destination, it seems to find the path least costly in movement points. If the destination is more than one turn distant, however, it won’t complete the trip. If Warlords is a princess, I guess this means she still has to have her nails done. Should be a bit easier. Other readers keep getting dumped in an acid pool (up and to the left of the starting point) when they push one of the two switches on the wall. Wrong switch! You can get the right one by saving the man who's being lifted away by a demon, and having a chat with him on that subject.
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With regard to the other three views, Imagine’s tri-view is also a bit difficult to get used to if you’re coming from the Sculpt camp. In general, most 3-D model-editing programs allow you to work in three views in isometric, non-hidden line perspective. It can, however, be quite difficult to work with. As your scene becomes more and more complex, you can easily lose track of where you arc, and quite often the lines 011 the screen can play tricks on you. Sculpt provides both a place marker and a secondary pointer to help keep track of things as you work. It also allows you to work on a limited area without other background or foreground objects getting in your way. With Imagine, however, all of the three views are to infinity, so that the whole object may appear big as life in one view, but be completely out ol the other two views. There are times when seeing to infinity in a view might be valuable if you had a long row of small things to line up. For example but in most cases, a more limited view is preferable. It would be ideal if you could toggle between the two. Imagine does have a Hide Points mode that addresses the problem of confusion of overlapping objects, but you first have to zoom way out and hide everything so that all three of your views will be clear of other points. After editing that small area, if you then want to work on some other confined region that is now hidden, you must reveal all the points, zoom out, and hide everything again. Much as 1 gripe about these few things, Imagine is on the whole the most comprehensive 3-1) program I have yet seen for the Amiga. With many of its difficulties, it is simply a matter of getting used to a new way of doing things. In addition, it's nice to know that Imagine is a living, breath- YOUR TURN! So far, I have found that Imagine is a major improvement over Turbo Silver in the areas of user interface and animation support. It retains Turbo Silver's superb control over surface characteristics and beautiful rendering capabilities. Tie only remaining weakness is the documentation, which is still not as good as it should be For a product of this complexity. Impulse somewhat makes up for this by providing very good telephone support. Overall, 1 am very impressed with Imagine, and I relish every opportunity I have to work and play with it. Fred Petty Florissant, Missouri ing program (unlike Sculpt) and that Impulse is firmly behind the Amiga and will support it with upgrades for some time to come. Imagine is a great new member of my 3-D team, and 1 have a feeling that there is yet a lot more for me to discover here. ImageFinder One picture is worth a thousand instructions. By Michael Hanish ANYONE WHO WORKS with Amiga graphics in any way has probably at one time or another been desperate to find where, among all his storage disks, is that one picture he needs. ImageFinder, a specialized database for indexing and sorting pictures, is designed for just such an occasion. ImageFinder ($ 65), from Zardoz Software, analyzes any Amiga bitmapped graphic file you throw at it, in any resolution or screen format and at any depth from 1 to 24 bit planes even a specified frame of an animation. It will sift through a list of directories and or disks and give you a neatly displayed visual database (index), with a small thumbnail icon for each image. With the database open, you can sort the pictures by any number of criteria, display the full image (using the viewer program provided), and multitask with a paint or image- processing program. Virtually all the parameters of the program’s operation are user configurable. You can load ImageFinder from Workbench or configure it within your startup sequence for execution during the initial boot. It resides politely in the background until you activate it with a hot-key combination. When vou select one of the thumb- j nails on the main, or Browser screen, the image’s “vital statistics” are displayed in tlie parameter boxes at the top of the screen. These include file size and format, depth in bit planes, date created, color-sorting information and comment. (You can append a comment to a graphic file, however, only by using the Amiga DOS Filenote command. I would prefer to do it from within the program.) Getting Around Using one of two configurable hot-key combinations, you can invoke a number of other quick and useful actions directly from ImageFinder’s Browser screen. If you press the Shift key and click on a thumbnail image, ImageFinder displays the corresponding full-size picture as long as it is present within the system. ImageFinder fESwESiBRTTTtf (jrs ai: J | 5 htt: |Ut Ja U 11:1432 Ml ’ >th PET Si u: I twf Your images cannot hide from ImageFinder, includes a last and compact display program called “IView” specifically for this purpose. 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The program sorts for two distinct purposes: to set the order in which the thumbnails are displayed, or to select a smaller group of images from the index. You control the sort through three sort requesters (one each for sort by file information, picture specifications, or color). This, by the way, happens at blinding speed. ImageFinder has an Arexx port and is able to launch commands through a simple selection from a pull-down menu. This makes it quite feasible to use the program as the visual front end for more complex and YOUR TURN! Once in a great while, a program comes along that fulfills its promise and then some. ImageFinder is a most extraordinarily flexible and ingenious program that removes the drudgery and disorder from dealing with picture files. It is visually interesting and fun to use, as well. Barry Voroba Minneapolis, Minn. Less graphically oriented applications, such as catalogs or information services. The program comes on one nonprotected disk, installs easily on a hard disk, and works smoothly under Workbench 2.0. The manual is excellent, explaining the program's setup and functions clearly and thoroughly. It not only tells you what the program can do and how to do it, but it also gives pros and cons for choosing different options. A good index would be very helpful, however. When 1 came across a couple of things in the program that didn’t seem clear in the manual, I got quick and direct help from the company’s technical support. I wholeheartedly recommend ImageFinder to anyone who works with graphics. It not only successfully tracks stored images, but working with it is like using a tool that is so well designed you forget you are holding it. TransWrite QuickWrite For turning a phrase or two. . . By Loren Lovhaug, with Frank Hudson WHERE IS IT written that decent word-processing software has to be expensive or require a computer whose characteristics are measured in megabytes and MIPS? TransWrite ($ 69.95), the latest upgrade of Transcript from Gold Disk, and New Horizons' QuickWrite (S75), modeled after ProWrite, are out to prove that you can get good productivity value for small change. Where’s the Catch? Any savvy consumer would naturally be curious about what features might be omitted in exchange for the low cost of each package. While both contain the basic text-editing features, some of the usual Amiga word-pro- cessing features are missing. Neither of these text-based programs contains graphics options to print bitmapped Amiga screen fonts or to include IFF pictures within documents. Besides the absent graphics options, your choice of fonts is limited to those accessible through Preferences, which means no support for proportional fonts like those found in laser printers. Both programs, however, do a good job of controlling the various pitches of fixed-spaced draft and near-letter-quality modes found in dot-matrix printers. Unfortunately, neither allows complex formatting, such as multiple columns of text, footnotes, or interactive table editing. Because neither TransWrite nor QuickWrite are burdened with lots of bells and whistles, both products run well on modest Amiga systems (512K). They do not require hard disks; in fact, since each comes on a Workbench disk, you can use them on a single-drive Amiga. These products are excellent candidates for multitasking with other applications, especially (by design) with Professional Page (Gold Disk). In addition, because they are text-based rather than graphics- based, it’s quick and easy to enter text, even into the middle of large documents with multiple tasks running on an unexpanded Amiga 500. Parting Company Despite all of their similarities, TransWrite and QuickWrite are two very divergent products. The key differences lie in their interfaces and approaches to formatting documents. TransWrite is a post-for matted word processor. This means that you tell TransWrite how to control the appearance of your document by adding short mnemonic codes that stand for various formatting directives (e.g., LM for left margin or JR for right justification). These formatting directives do not affect the on-screen appearance of the text until you print your document (or review it in Preview mode). 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4. 1 files. While the WordPerfect files reside in TransWrite, they show little of the formatting they may have received in WordPerfect. Features that TransWrite does not support, such as table, graphics, and footnotes, are simply not shown at all, which prevents them from being unintentionally modified. There is, however, one serious design flaw to this approach. Although you cannot alter the WordPerfect codes, you can accidentally and unintentionally delete them. To Quick Write’s credit, it has a few unique features of its own. Such as automatically inserting time and date information in a variety of predefined formats. It also has a special page- count feature that allows you to automatically express page numbering in terms of the size of the entire document. For instance, the second page of a document would be expressed as “Page 2 of 10.” In addition, Quick- Write includes a very easy-to-use mail-merge facility. Oddly enough, when it comes to macro support, QuickWrite and TransWrite swap roles somewhat. Quick- Write features a full Arexx port that gives it a great deal of power and potential-provided you take the time to learn how to program .ARexx. Conversely, TransWrite’s macro facility uses a simple record-and-playback scheme to assign key presses and command invocations (either Amiga key combinations or pull-down menu selections) to function keys. The record-and-playback scheme is much simpler, but is far less powerful than the Arexx implementation that QuickWrite utilizes. The Final Word In conclusion, both TransWrite and QuickWrite are low-cost, capable word processors that I can highly recommend, but to two entirely different ' J sets of users. Those looking for a word-processing package that is straightforward, easy to use, and quick to handle traditional text-for- matting chores, ought to choose QuickWrite. There is simply no better program for beginners or people with simple requirements who want to get up and running right away. TransWrite, on the other hand, offers a great deal for telecommunicators, desktop publishers, editors and writers, because of its powerful capability to meet their unique needs. While only people who have had past experience with post-formatted word processors will truly like TransWrite’s approach to document formatting, the package really comes into its own when serving as a writer’s text editor, divorced from the printing tasks that most word processors are expected to handle. ¦ True digital photography for your Amiga computer Through a special arrangement with Quintar™ Co., Liquid Light is now offering the Bell & Howell CDI-IV™ color digital film recorder for use with all Amiga computer models. The CDI-IV offers true color capability for all your Amiga images including IFF and HAM. All you add is the film and the imagination. Whether you need high quality 35mm slides, instant prints, overhead transparencies or even instant slides the CDI-IV has you covered. The CDI-IV is shipped to you complete with a 35mm camera, instant print camera, software and cables. Everything you need to produce stunning images is right in the box. It plugs into the serial port of your computer so you can install it in minutes. The manufacturers suggested retail for this system is $ 3,995, but for a limited time you can purchase the complete CDI-IV at an introductory price of only $ 1,895. Quantities are limited and this price will last for just a short while. So give us a call today, with T T Jrrfaf- the CDI-IV you’ll see your L-ilgflL images in a whole new light. Presentation Graphics Peripherals CDI-IV introductory price only $ 1,895. To order call 213 618-0274 American Liquid Light, Inc., 2341 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA 90501 Tel:213 6184)274, Fax: 213 618-1982 Bell & Howell, Quintar Co. And CDI-IV are registered trademarks of Bell & Howell Quintar Company. NO NONSENSE - NO GIMMICKS - JUST EVERYDAY LOW PRICING. CUSTOMER TOLL FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND EXPERIENCED, COURTEOUS SERVICE! AUL YOU’VE GROWN TO EXPECT FROM MONTGOMERY GRANT! WE THANK YOU FUR YOUR SUPPORT! Kkhin 1(800) 759-6565 USA & CANADA CAU ¦ VUU IUU UUUU Order Hours: Mon-Thursr9am-7pm Fri,9om-6:30pm CI.O5ED5ai Sun,9:30-6(ET) AMIGA WORLD 6 91 .S% (718)692-0790 iMftv MONTGOMERY GRANT: MAIL ORDER DEPT. lKtTm
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M. Sherbine Ridgecrest, Calif. A: The problem obviously is that Sculpt created each frame with the best possible palette of colors and didn't use the same palette for each frame. Remember that while HAM mode allows a display that uses all 4096 colors at once, it does have its own palette of sixteen unique colors. These sixteen can be placed alongside each other without resorting to the hold-and- modify technique used for the other 4080 colors. During the creation of the image. Sculpt determines which sixteen colors will best serve the needs of the picture, and it creates the sixteen- color palette from that selection. Since you saved each image as a separate file, Sculpt repeated this process for each picture, resulting in images with different palettes. The reason this doesn’t happen when you create an animation directly with Sculpt is because it determines the best palette for all the images and uses that palette for each frame. No, your work isn’t necessarily ruined. There are a couple of approaches to fixing the problem. One is to use The Animation Station (Progressive Peripherals Sc Software), which allows you to combine different animations or images into a single animation, optimizing the palette to one that will work best for all the images. Another is to use an image-processing program like Art Department Professional (.ASDO) By Louis R. Wallace to alter the images so that each has a consistent palette. Ride in a Sidecar? Q: We purchased the Amiga 1000 in 1985 and since that time we have been having an increasingly difficult time finding software for it. We have heard of a “sidecar' that can be used to update the A WOO so it will be more compatible with programs. Would this help us? If so, is it available? The programs we need to use are spreadsheets, graphing and mailing-list software, and even Lotus 123. What can we do?
S. Honeycutt Reno, Nevada A: Whew! It’s been a long time since I have heard of the Amiga Sidecar. This was a Commodore expansion box that was developed around 1986 to fulfill two functions. One was to serve as a RAM expansion box, and the other was to offer some form of IBM compatibility in hardware. The product, as far as 1 know, never shipped in the US, although it did in Canada. 1 don’t believe it is possible to buy one any longer, unless you could find it used. As For software compatibility, the A1000 is capable of running nearly every piece of software available for the Amiga line of computers. Of course, you must have the proper version of the operating system (usually 1.3), but that is available for the A1000 as well as the A500 and A2000. If you want to make your A1000 hardware more compatible with A2000 hardware products, you could add die Reju venator. Most of the kinds of software you mentioned are available for the .Amiga. If you can’t find a dealer near you that carries .Amiga software, take a look at the mail-order companies who advertise here in AmigaWorld. As for Lotus 123, it is an MS-DOS-based software package that is currently not available for the Amiga (although it can be used on .Amiga 500, 2000 or 3000 computers with the proper MS-DOS hardware emulator). Low-Cost Color Q: have been experimenting with animation on my Amiga 500 and have become really impressed. Recently, however, a friend of mine showed me some very nice animations on his Mac II that used 256 colors at once. I've heard that there are several new third-party graphic devices out now (or due soon) for the Amiga, but 1 understand that they all require some very expensive video hardware in order to be used for animations. Is there anyone offering or planning Amiga graphic cards that will allow those of us with smaller wallets to animate in higher resolutions (and more colors)?
J. Willabee Fort Worth, Texas A; There certainly is a very effective solution available. It is DCTV (Digital Creations), a fairly inexpensive (under S500) NTSC display device that allows you to create full-color images and animations using any of 16 million colors. DCTV comes with a powerful paint program as well as digitizing software, so you can scan images in from any still video source, and then edit them with the paint program. The images can be saved as IFF24 (24-bit IFF image files) or in a proprietary DCTV format that results in a much smaller file. Because it can read in and display 24-bit files saved as 1FF24, DCTV is a perfect companion to animation software like Imagine (Impulse), 3DPro (Progressive Peripherals 8c Software) or even the Video Toaster’s LightWave (NewTek). DCTV can also be used to play realtime animations created by combining DCTV images using existing .Amiga software. (To the Amiga, DCTV images are merely high-resolution pictures.) In fact, this DC I V technique was used by I VS at the recent AmigaWorld Expo in New York to play digitized movies from a hard disk. ¦ The Amiga Power U The Most Lopsided Deal Since We Bou ’ Manhattan For $ 24. If You Own A Commodore Computer,, It's Worth Up To %500 ud An Amis rears.
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* Anti-Virus Free on ail orders with 15 or more disks! Public Domain Library We are the Offical Public Domain Library of Antic Amiga Plus, we have been the Offical PD library of Amiga World. Find out why these magazines choose us! Each of our disks are jam packed with only 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 complimentary volume with your next purchase. We always use oniy SONY disks! New Disks FD55:Puzzles • Contains TripleYatz. A multiplayer, multigame yatzee clone. Also BoomSquad. An .info best of PD Pick ( 39,pg 45), Adventure. Logic, and Mosaic: four very good strategy games. FD56: Arcade - Includes SpaceWar, an .info "Best of PD" pick ( 39, pg 45). HueyRaid a wel! Done helicopter arcade game, and Game ¦ a "GameBoy" emulator with a version ol Tetris. WBB7: New Testament - Contains the entire text ol the New Testament in a well thought out user interface 1mb suggested WBSSabc: The Complete Bible - A three disk set. With the entire text of the New Testament and Torah (Old Testament) includes wb87. 1mb suggested. WB89:Education- Fish, not your everyday electric eel. But a fun to experiment with simulated fish aquarium. Also contains a well done math qurzzer, history, relgion, geography and more. WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beats "For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed strip music from your favorite games and programs. Music can |hen be played with your favorite PD Music program. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This disk does require moderate knowledge of the Cll. WB91:AV Educational - Flags of Europe, beautifully presents all of the flags of Europe along with maps and geographic statistics of the countries. Requires AV. Other Great Disks! FD5: Tactical Games - BullRun * a Civil war battle game Metro - you play the role of a city planner. Build wisely and your system will be a success, Out poor planning will lead to disaster and financial ruin. Very very habit forming, FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chock full of games including; Checkers, Clue, Gold - A new slide the pieces puzzle, Jeopard ¦ An enhanced version of 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; PacMan87. MazMan and Zonix FD9: Moria This has great graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack. Play time several weeks! FD10: HackLite - A dungeon adventure game, Considered a must-have classic. This is the second release of this game on the Amiga Great Amiga graphic interface. Play time several weeks! FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer. Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty-One.VideoPoker and more. FD12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer. It teatures mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and great gameplay. Counts as 2 disks. Req. 1 Mb and two drives (or hd). FD13: Board Games - contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes, Paranoids, and others. FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games - DM maps, spells, item locaiion, and hints and more, also on this disk. Hball - an arkanoid breakout type game, Trtx - a Qix type clone. 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 - MechForce(3.72); A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, robot-like machines. Simple words can't begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 • 40 toot tall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim. FD26:Arcade Games - Marb!e_slide, this is a truly commercial quality game. Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent playability and entertainment, Mutants , a small version of the arcade game of the same name, also SuperBreakou! A pong arkanoids type game. FD27: Arcade Games - This disk is loaded with some great ra-iiiJi'ad Disk DD79abcd: Amiga C Programming Tutorial - This is the most comprehensive C language, Amiga orientated set of tutorials available. Includes full working examples, source code and an incredible set of lessons. Included are full discussions and examples of mosiAmiga programming topics. Four disk set, counts as three. Games. Includes, Raceorama a great racing car game with ten different courses, MimBlast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as froger. And Sbreakout the original breakout with more. FD29: Shoot'em up's - WWII - you're the pilot of a WWII plane flying through enemy territory, you've just been spotted, good luck on you mission. SpKiller - try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, and Retaliator - another great game. FD31: Games! ¦ Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation game, Black Jack Lab - a lull featured set of card games. ChessTel - play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a wel! Done text adventure game (like an mfocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game. FD32:Flight Simulator - Includes an instrument flight simulator for a DC10. FD33; Arcade Games - Ffreddy a mario brothers type of game. Gerbils a largel praclice game, PipeLine a German inlerpretation of Pipe Dreams. Iron a light cycles version, and welroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious Iwist. FD34: Games - Includes WellTrix a derivative of the addictive game of tetris, and new version of BackGammon. Also included are several new "Schwabie type Hacks", FD35 Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions. Play time several weeks or months. FD37a & biTactical Games - Empire (2.2w) This greal game comes highly recommended With a full-featured graphic front end. FD38:Games - Cribbage Master - A great cribbage game and tutor, Spades - a well done card came. ChineseCheckers - A computer version ot this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set. FD39a & b:Tobias Star Trek - This is a new, completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FD12. This one was created by the German author Tobias. Now with English instructions. Very Excellent!!! Counts as two disks. Requires 512k memory, a 500, 2000 or Pal. FD40:Arcade ? MiddleEast * a timely arcade game of death and destruction set in Iraq, BackToTheFuturell - a very playable demo version of this soon to be released commercial game, City - a missile command clone FD41 :Games - Includes Capital Gams - a stock market game. Ball a Arknoids type of clone with many great twists, and Desert Shield - a search and destroy conquer theme, FD42:Games - Includes SpaceWar3 - a remake of this original Amiga classic, Trippin - a fascinating board game of intrigue, strategy, and player manipulation. Dominion ¦ an engrossing strategy game of galactic war and conquest, Frog - a frogger type clone, and Mines - a very good strategy board game. FD44: Game - Mechlight is an out of this world role-playing adventure comparable to hack and moria. The setting, interplanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take time out to liberate bad guys of their most valuable possessions, engage in a mortal combat or two against robots and alien life forms, pick up a new amiga 9000. Most of all, don't lorget to stay ahve... FD45: Arcade - Three good shoot'em ups. Batman - save the city from the Joker, DriveWar - gangsters are moving in on your territory, stop them at all costs. Web - a spidery, buggy affair of eat or be eaten. FD47: Arcade Games - Contains Downhill - a demanding computer slalom ski game, MicroPac - a Workbench mini-pacman game, CrackOut - a break out clone, Jet - a superb aerial dogfight game, AmegaRace • an interesting asteroids type of game, and WindyDay - a unique arcade shoot'em up. FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including full maps, spells object locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game Sealance, one and a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game Commercial quality, highly 'ecommended. FD51: Games - DesertStorm a fast action arcade game. Amigatraion a well done concentration game. Chute a parachute jumping game. Running a dungeon adventure game similar to Wanderer, and Solix a solitary card game. FD52: Classics Games * PetersGuest a well done Mario brothers type ol game, Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vstank a tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade * On this disk is a wonderful implementation of the ever popular classic arcade game Defender. Also contain Air Race a WWII flying ace arcade came, and Psycoblast new creation idea game, FD54; FoodFlght - Contains Galactic FoodFight, a wacky spaced out arcade game loaded with shooting ketchup, and hamburger eating monsters, and flying pizzas. WB2: General Interest - contains, Galaxy a program lhat represents the collision of two galaxies, Larn - an adventure action game similar in concept to rogue or hack, but with a much different feel. Try it. You'll like it!, StarChart - a program that lets you display and identify about 600 stars, galaxies and nebulae visible in the Northern hemisphere. WB4:Tefecommurrmication - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you cn line quickly and easily. Access (1.42) - A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm v1.34, but with the addition of transfer protocols, Comm (1.34) - Last version of one of the best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 WB5 - Fonts 1* Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are five PageStream fonts,and ShowFont - a font cisplay program. WB6: Video Fonts 2 ShowFont(4,0) This program allows you lo quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art - Th s disk is loaded with black and white clip art. Art includes, trees, watches, tools. US and State maps, and more. WB9:lcons - Truly a multitude of various types and kinds. Also includes IconM ester. IconLab. Anc others greal utilities to help generate icons. WB10:Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0), Kv(2.1), and ZeroVirus(1,3). WB11; Business - C!erk(4.0), finally a lull featured business accounting PD program for the small to medium company. Includes receivables, payables, end of month and much much more. WB12; Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities for everyihing including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk ana file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts ol file manipulation. A real must have! WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivers, and if these don't do it. Svith PrtDrvGen you can make your own. WB14: Video- on this disk are several utilities for the video enthusiast. We have included multiple slates, video titling. Bars and Tone. Gray Scale, Screen fades and swipes. Interlace toggles, and SMPTE Calculators .Also on this disk is a full featured video cataloging program, WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks). WblS: Business - This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great calendar scheduler, a rolodex program, and pennywise a good "Cash Book* accounting for home or office. WB18: Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors, Includes.TextPlus (v2.2e) a full featured word processor. Dme(v1.35) a great programmers editor with strong macro features ,TexED(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB20: General Interest - DiskSalv V1.42 a disk recovery program for all Amiga file systems. FixDisk V1.0 another tile recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have, 3DLookt gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench, Clean V1.01 a program to de-fragment memcry. Tracer - trace any Sart of an image. B22: Fonts 3 - Several more great 'oms. These, like the ether font disks work great with Dpamt and WYSIWYG word processors. WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three cimensional mathematical function plotter. Can plot any user celined function, BezSurf2 - produce awesome pictures of objects 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 for DTP . WB24:Animatlon and Paint - On this disk. DA a complete commercial quality celt orientated animation package. Movie an "ANIM" player lor standard animation, QuickFlix an IFF slide show and cell animation program, Also on this disk are two PD paint programs of good quality. WB25:Educational - On inis disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types, Worlc Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps ot any entered user global coordinates. Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity, WB26: Disk Utilities 2 ¦ MrBackup. KwickBackup - two well done utilities to help with harddisk and floppy disk backups, FileMast - a binary file edifor, Labefprinter - Disk label printer with very powerful features, WB27: Nagel - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. WB29: Graphics and Sound - This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs for generating stunning graphics. Includes, MandelMountains - a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen - generated recursive fractals from user input, Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two fast mandelbrot generators, also Mostra - the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF's including Dynamic HAM. And Sound - a great IFF sound player, will play anything. Try this disk, you'll love it! WB33:Circuit Board Design - several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool, LogicLao - circuit logic tester, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release of this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics. WB34: Utilities - Several well done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge of a Cll or Shell for setup, Chatter Box - this one will play any user defined sound after any event (ie. Disk insert, mouse click, disk removal...), , Artm - The Amiga real time monitor, gives you lull control ot the Amiga OS. Very powerful program. Helper • help program to make learning the Cll easier, and more! WB35: 3d Graphics - This disk contains several neat programs to use with your 3d modeling raytracing programs 3dFonts - Full vector font set tor use with 3d programs, FontMaker - make 3d fonts from any system font. Make3DShape - create 3d shapes from any image, DumptolFF - create 3d animations preserves pallet, and World3d - a demo program of a front end for use with DKBRender. WB36: Graphics • On Ihis disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images including. Mpath - creates swirling galaxy images, Roses • produce an unlimited number of variations of images that a symmetrically similar lo a rose, SimGen • display Ihose spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphics. Wb37: Educational - Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics • Plotxy is the most powerful full featured plotting package. Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to our library! Highly recommended. Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured. Tesselalor ¦ a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecsher type pictures. WB39: Music * Intuitracker is a German offering of an exquisitely well done program that allows you to play music on your Amiga with CD like controls. Lets you strip out music from your favorite games or others and include them in your music library. WB40: Music - "CD on a disk", 90 minutes of modern music on this well presented collection, WB41: Music - MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor. Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga. Similar to SoundTracker but better. Very powerful easy to use program. WB43:Business • This disk contains AnalytiCalc - probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga. A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package. Requires 1.2 MB of memory! WB46:Clip Art • HighRes clip art with the following motifs - embellishments (borders, dodads people, and Anti-Virus Now Only $ 19.95 , INFO Sep 89 ???? , Amiga Resource Oct89 Anti-Virus(c) is not Public Domain_ transportation. WB48: Clip Art ¦ HighRes clip art with the following motifs - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49abc:Animation Sampler - On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some of the best animations that have been created over the last three years. Several examples of “Movie* type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroby. Watch, spigot and egg). Also several european style or "Demo" animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akrilight. Copersine, doc, dps2010, impact, and logodemo). These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga1 WB50: Animation - Seven of the best european style animations or 'Demos", including - scientific 451. Subway (a
U. S. entrant, also our favorite), sunride. Thrstdemo, might, waves, and woow. WB51: Animation- On this disk are two excellent movie style animations including ShipRotation - a futuristic space ship orbiting a surrealistic world (one of the best), and RV-3 - a dpaintlll anim ol a rather wacked out airplane. WB53:Graphics- The disk contains C-light - The easiest to use raytracing we have seen to date. This one started out life as a full featured commercial product similar to Sculpt3d. Raytracing programs can generate stunning, realistically shaded objects. Also, sMovie - a full featured video text titler similar to ProVideo, Broadcast Titler. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54:Printing - This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer for the PD! PrintStudio a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features, Lila - with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and many more. WB55:Appfication - Xcopylll - a full featured disk copier, make backups of write protected disks. RoadRoute - find the quickest route from one city to another, highway description included, Diary - a diary program like “Dougy Howard M.D", Cal - a calendar program. Magman - a database tailored to maintain records on articles and publications. WB57:Animation • This disk has several "Demo" style animations. Including. Blitter, Lolly. Sun5. Vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph. WB59:Business - contains a great, very lull teatured stock market technical analysis and tracking program, also an appointment calendar, and more. WB61 intermediate Utilities - Includes programs to help to drasticaly decrease flicker in interlace and hi-res modes (antiflick), an Atari-st emulator, an eprom programmer, turn your amiga into an eight channel digital data analyzer or ocilloscope. And mare. WB62:Midi Utilities • Several useful midi utilities including, programs lo transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase, display midi info, life sequence player, and a few scores. DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-A16, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! 800 879-0759 Support 619 679-2825 Fax 619 679-2887 WB63:Disk Utilities 3 - Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing file backups, Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt disks. WB66:lcons 2- Lot's of neat icons. Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and info structures. WB68:Music Utilities * several good utilities for the Amiga music enthusiast, includes. Noisetracker - a great music creation program. Sontx2MOD - converts sonix to .mod files which then can be used by noisetracker. Soundtraker, and MED. SpeakerSim • a speaker design tool demo, Wondersound is an additive harmonic instrument design too! With a separate envelope design window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. WB69: Music - This disk has over 90 minutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga. WB70:Desk Top Pub - Atcp - transfer Macintosh screen fonts, Mac or IBM format .AFM metric files, to Amiga screen fonts and Ppage metric files. With this program open door to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript type!, Calendar - month templates in PS form, Post - a full featured post script file display and print utility. WB71 :C64 Emulation - The A64 Package is a complete, very powerful, Commodore 64 emulator. WB75: Music - over 100 instruments files (.inst) and sample sound files (.ss) for your music programs. WB76: Applications - This disk contains Stichery - a often requested knitting design program. Lotto - a rather complete lottery tracking and prediction utility, SSS - this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games. Today - a personal calendar. Tarot - fortune teller, and Grammar - grammar checker. WB78: AV - On this disk are two Amiga Vision programs (bubbler, sync) written by Lou Wallace, chief technical editor of Amiga World. These programs are marvelous examples of how too's with AV. WB79: Home & Business Accounting * Includes Ckbacct - the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCalc - this well done calculator has a very large display and operates Irom the keyboard or mouse, Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log. Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldtime - find out what time it is in up to 50 global cities. WB80:Graphics - Raytracing programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings..., and surreal images often consisting of highly polished spheres and objects. 3-D Master is the most powerful EASY-TO-USE of it's kind we have seen to dale. This is easily better, and more lull featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds of dollars. WB81: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use, database program. Don't let the ease ol use fool you. This is a very full featured database program including full printer control for address labels and mail merge applications. Also includes, TypeTut a good typing tutor. RLC a full featured label printer, Banner, a multi-font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Highly recommended. WB82:Animations - Four full length, well done "movie" style animations. Including. 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2. 0 Compatibility As an A3000 owner since last June, I couldn’t agree more with Doug Barney’s comments on the Amiga 3000 and compatibility issues. I believe your software and hardware reviews should indicate whether the product operates on an A3000 using 2.0. This is especially true for games! It is incredibly frustrating to read a review of a great product and not know if it will run on your machine. Douglas Nakakihara Simi Valley, Calif Get With It, CBM I just called Commodore to find out how to get the new ROM chip for my A3000. Their customer-support recording was rattled off so fast that I had to call back twice to catch the other number to call. When I finally got through to the right number, I was advised that since I bought my computer from Montgomery Grant, I would get no support whatsoever from Commodore. I am apparently supposed to know who is an authorized dealer, who is not, and what the implications are. That stinks! Commodore built it. Commodore should support it!
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O. K., I give up. I just received the April issue in the mail. The first thing that caught my eye was the banner in tlie upper left-hand corner stating “WIN an AMIGA 3000! See Ad on p. 81“ I feverishly turned to page 81 “That stinks! Commodore built it. Commodore should support it!” and found only a subscription ad for Amiga World Tool Chest. 1 looked lef t, I looked right, I tore through the entire issue and found nothing even mentioning the 3000. So I gave tip. Where was it? Then I went to a local newsstand and did find the ad. Is this contest only available to non-subscribers? If so, why? Your subscribers are the heart of the publication. We are hardcore supporters of the .Amiga and its various products and publications. Any contest of this kind, if it must be limited, should be limited to the serious readers: the subscribers. Jeffrey Caulk Pensacola, Florida Du ring Eebrua ry, Ma rch a rid April, A miga- World ran a contest that newsstand buyers of all three issues could enter to win an Amiga 3000. Unfortunately, the contest banner appeared by error on the cover of April’s subscriber copies, with no further information contained inside the issue. We have received many complaints like Jeffrey Caulk1s from subscribers who are justifiably angry, and we have decided to open the contest to subscribers. You must act fast, however, because the deadline is June 15, 1991. To enter, simply send off a 3' 5-inch postcard with your name and address to: Amiga World Frequent Buyers Sweepstakes, FO Box 802, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458. Editors The Renaissance Machine After reading Bryant Hayward’s Soapbox essay (“Playing Big Blue’s Game," April 91, j). 112), ! Started thinking about the many times I have seen or heard the Amiga characterized as a game machine, not a business machine. Or a productivity machine, not an educational machine. Or a graphic paint machine, not a desktop-publishing machine. Or whatever. The point is that no matter what you buy an .Amiga to do, it does that task well. So then, why not advertise the Amiga as a serious business computer that also knows how to have fun, that is at once productive and entertaining? After all, variety is the spice of life. Lance Thompson Altoona, Iowa Price of the Tower In last montlYs article on the Tower version of the A3000, we were unable to include the price because Commodore had not yet divulged it. They still haven't. As soon as they do, well let you know. Editors Send your letters to: The Last Word, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters maybe edited for space and clarity. ¦ THE AMIGAWORLD CATALOG We'll send you an exciting playable demo disk of the popular Lemmings™ game from Psygnosis absolutely FREE with any purchase from The AmigaWorld Catalog FOR IMMEDIATE SERVICE CALL: 1-800-343-0728 (or 1-603-924-0100) ru
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• Optional =* nmducvd under exclusive license hi Walt Disnev Computer Software, Inc. by Electronic SpeechS tems of I layward,'California Arachnophobia is & trademark of 1 lollyw.xxi Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. “Why is Digi-Paint 3 better than DeluxePaint III™ ?” 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 64 colors. Advanced features available in Digi-Paint 3 including Colorizing, Variable Transparency, Shading, Lighten, Darken and Range Painting- are simply not possible in Deluxe Paint III due to its 64 color limitation. AMIGAWORLD warns, “Competitors may want to head back to the drawing board, because Digi-Paint 3 is hard to beat!” Just The Facte What Makes Digi-Paint 3 the Ultimate Paint Program? “What makes Digi-Paint 3 better than other HAM paint programs?” Digi-Paint 3 is the only Amiga paint program written in 100% assembly language. Although challenging to program (taking up to 10 times longer than other computer languages), it’s die only way to achieve the incredible speed found in Digi-Paint 3. AMIGAWORLD calls it “the fastest HAM paint program yet” and AMIGA SENTRY estimates it’s, “6-10 times faster’’ than the nearest contender. Other advanced features found only in Digi-Paint 3 include: antialiased texture mapping, anti-aliased fonts, Arexx support, 1024 x 1024 super bitmaps with auto-scrolling and dithering to 30 bits per pixel (over a billion colors internally, giving you tens of thousands of apparent colors). COMPUTER SHOPPER magazine reports “Digi-Paint 3 is without a doubt the most advanced HAM paint program to date!” “What technical support does NewTek offer?’ Digi-Paint 3 has one other tiling you won’t find in any ordinary paint program: a toll-free help line. If you should have any questions while using Digi-Paint 3, you’re not on your own. Call NeWTek’s technical support team at 1-800-736-7617 Monday through Friday, 8 am -7 pm Central Time. Digi-Paint 3 is available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-843-8934 or 1-913-354-1146. Circle 119 on Reader Service card “But is Digi-Paint 3 easy to use?” I’ve learned that no matter how powerful a program is, if it’s not friendly it’s not wrorth my time. We designed Digi-Paint 3 with all users in mind-from the beginner just starting out with computers, to the “power user” who demands the most advanced features possible. The spiral-bound manual contains a step-by-step Guided Tour, 11 hands-on tutorials, a color coded reference card, and almost one hundred example photos. Digi-Paint 3’s intuitive user interface was created by Digi-View designer (and NevVTek Founder) Tim Jenison and renowned Amiga artist Jim Sachs. It features innovative “Dashboard” controls which AMIGAWORLD regards as “a joy to use” and “very easy to learn and understand”. INFO MAGAZINE says the new interface “looks great and works logically”. 4 What is the Transfer 24 program included with Digi-Paint 3?” Transfer 24 is a separate program disk included in the Digi-Paint 3 package, allowing you to alter any picture’s brightness, color saturation, contrast, hue and sharpness, almost as easily as adjusting the controls on your television set. Transfer 24 also lets you modify the size, palette, and resolution of any picture. These powerful features, known as “Image Processing”, give you incredible control over your final artwork. You can also save your image in any of the Amiga’s 24 resolution modes (up to 768x480) making it compatible with all Amiga graphics software. AX MAGAZINE notes that “Transfer 24 gives you even more options as to the final appearance of your work”. AMIGAWORLD declares, “Transfer 24 is great for making overall changes.” 1 ing effort in a different medium. The interactive CD- ROM system, which marries CD-ROM and Amiga technologies, just might be the ticket that raises “multimedia" from hyped-up buzzword to living-room byword. It’s taken the wizards from West Chester a while to deliver the goods: AmigaWorld first brought you the news about CDTV in an investigative story that graced the cover of our July 1990 issue (see “Million Dollar Baby” p. 18). Commodore called it “The Baby” then, and while 11 months is a tad longer than the normal human gestation period, the company finally began rolling out CDTV in selected markets just as we were getting this issue ready for press. Throughout the long delivery, Commodore has been diligently refining (read “finishing”) the product. Also during that time, the company lined up scads of developers (see the "Buyers Guide to CDTV Titles” accompanying this article), nailed down distribution through retailers such as Montgomery Ward and Macy’s, set a suggested list price of just under a grand ($ 999), and, finally, polished off the product.