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Your dealer the model and serial number of your older machine (just the serial number not the machine itself), and you can get an Amiga 500P (a 1MB machine bundled with productivity software) for $ 499, or an A500DS (packaged with several games and a word processor) for $ 399. Archambault also mentioned that a “new print advertising campaign” is scheduled to run in the fall in conjunction with the A500 Power Up program. As part of the plan, ads should be running in such magazines as RUN, Compute, and so on, by the time you read this. SIGGRAPH, from p. 10. For Amiga users, there was the thrill of seeing the exciting German entry entitled "Poems of Ernst Jandl," produced by Eku Wand. The work, created on an Amiga 2000, was also an entry in the SIGGRAPH Education booth. Addressing the theme of "Tomorrow's Realities” was a room filled with interactive environments. Attendees were invited to interact with the computer environments in a variety of ways from strapping on goggles and gloves, to riding bikes and surfboards, to watching themselves on screen, tapping drums and bells to create music. The latter But Power Up is not all that’s lit to print. Another print campaign this one for video and presentation magazines is currently getting under way. To capture event videographers, Commodore will emphasize that the Amiga is more than just a single-function piece of hardware: It offers not only video capabilities, but animation, paint, titling, word processing (in other words, general-purpose) functions as well, hi targeting the presentations market, ads will hammer home the idea that the Amiga can help you increase retention of information and make a more compelling presentation all in a cost-effective man tier. Display ran on the Vivid Group's Mandala software for the Amiga. One of the most popular displays was called "Throwing real things into virtual space." These were actually arcade-style games. In one, you bowled a real ball to knock down digital pins. There was also a billiards simulation, in which you used a real cue and ball, and again watched the screen for results. The exhibit area, which was about two football fields in size, was packed with vendors and was in itself worth the price of admission. Many companies took the opportunity to release new products and upSpeaking of presentations, Archam- banlt and two colleagues, Jeff Sherb, Mce President of Commodore Applications Technical Service (CATS), and David Haynie, Senior Hardware Designer, appeared at the Boston Computer Society’s August meeting to officially introduce the A3000T. The three discussed the marketing, software, and hardware aspects of this new vertically-oriented Amiga 3000. The tower version of the popular 32-bit 68030 Amiga, first announced in April (see Tower of Power,p. 42, May ‘91) will include a 200MB hard drive and 5MB of RAM for $ 4998. LRW grades. NewTek, as usual, made an outstanding showing with the Video Toaster and drew crowds of people.

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Document sans nom Save $ on Service: November 1991 US A: $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.95 UK £2.80 An IDG Communications Publication -T Troubleshooter's Guide Arexx Interfaces Image "Embossing" AmigaVision Tips REVIEWS:
• Firecracker 24
• Showmaker
• SupraModem 9600
• HAM-E...And More! Lemmings" scurries to the Top p. 35 FROM THE CREATORS OF THE VIDEO TOASTER THE AMIGA MULTI MEDIA TASK FORCE DIGI'VIEW GOLD The Best Digitizer Keeps Getting Better Digi-View Gold is the most award winning, best vibrant colors and stunning clarity. Only the new Digi-View 4.0 offers Dynamic HiRes (4096 colors in high resolution), advanced image processing. Performer. AmigaWorld Magazine says, “Digi-View able. Images can be modified and enhanced with any object or picture and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with and powerful graphics tools never before avail selling, most used Amiga hardware product Digi-Paint 3 and easily displayed with Elan of all time. Simply focus your camera on is the best value in Amiga digitizers and delivers the best images. $ 199.95 r ... '**Ts K * - ! NOW WORKS WITH THE AMIGA S99.9B euu H PERFORMER 2.0 The Most Successful HAM Paint Program Of All Time PAINT 3 NewTek pioneered 4096 color painting on the Amiga, With Digi-Paint 3 we enter the next generation of advanced HAM painting.Powerful features such as Rub-Thru.Colorize,Variable Transparency, and Warping put Digi-Paint 3 in a class by itself. Don’t be fooled by HAM newcomers. Only Digi-Paint 3 has the speed, ease-of-use. High-quality HAM display, and direct Digi-View interface that make it the best paint program for your Amiga. In a head-to-head paint showdown AmigaWorld found a clear winner; “If you are really serious about owning only one paint program.we would have to recommend Digi-Paint 3." The Hottest Presentation Graphics Tool Ever For The Amiga Before Elan Design joined the NewTek Video Toaster design team they created Elan Performer
2. 0. Now available exclusively from NewTek, to the Amiga. Performer is the power tool Digi-View and Digi-Paint users have been waiting for. Now you can easily combine your images in presentations that spring to life with animation Performer brings higb-end presentation power and excitement. Whether you're doing presenta tions, video, multi-media or animation, Per elan $ 99.95 ; P E R F 0 R M E u Si £4 NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM NEWTEK. Former will make your graphics the star of the show, AmigaWorld says, "Elan Performer is a flawless performer. Digi-View Goid Digi-Paint 3. Dynamic HiRes ard Video Toaster are trademarks of NewTek Inc Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs of RAW. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. Elan Performer is a trademark of Elan Design Digi-View Gold. Digi-Paint 3, and Elan Performer are available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1*800*843-8934 or 913-354-1146. WT=k JNCORPORATED Circle 38 on Reader Service card Professional Page is the. Fop selling desktop publishing software for the Amiga and the choice of every well known Amiga magazine that is desktop published. Is it because Professional Page offers unrivalled flexibility, ease of use, and reliability? Is it because it features an ultra fast built in text editor and spell checkerf Is it because of advanced capabilities such as text tv tat ion, style tagging and sophisticated color handling? Could it be because Gold Disk in an innovator; the first on any platform to have color separations, the first on the Amiga with AGFA Gompugraphic outline fonts, the first with built-in PANTONE color, and the first with a free video tutorial? Yes. Professional Page 2.1 adds a unique interactive help disk filled with tips and explanations for getting the most professional pages possible. Iveve implemented the latest BULLET font scaling technology for increased speed. We print landscape on all Dot Matrix, InkJet, and LaserJet printers for greater flexibility. And our special offset control assures proper page positioning on all printers. Because professional pages deserve professional output. Gold Disk is pleased to announce the first GOLD DISK AUTHORIZED SERVICE BUREAU, Adage Graphics. Adage Graphics is Gold Disk-trained to output your Professional Page files with superior results to paper or film at up to 2540dpi. To introduce you to this service, Adage is offering free shipping and a free page' to users of Professional Page. All you need is a Professional Page file and your serial number, its that easy. Gall Adage Graphics at 213-216-2828. Gold Disk continues to fulfill it's commitment to you with Professional Page 2.1, the best in Desktop Publishing, and now with "No-1 lassie" professional output. The tradition continues. Circle 154 on Reader Service card. This Ad produced entirely on Professional Page »,I and output by Adage Graphics directly lit film. Professional Page is a registered trademark of Gold Disk Inc. PANTONE is Panione, Inc's check-standard trademark for color. 'One free page on your first order of two or more pages. Free shipping always on orders of two or more pages, UPS ground. "To obtain your free Professional Draw, send in your proof of purchase with your registration card marked 'Free Professional Draw!* Special offer not available on upgrades or the Power Up upgrade program. ' "Power Up $ 99 upgrade offer is limited and subject to cancellation at any rime. Please add $ 7 shipping. PROFESSIONAL PAGE® Brochurrs KOC VIDEO PRODUCTION tv m Marie Vitas PrtHetatitns Prenotiwal Tapes Twining Tip*i ArinufeJ Titling So Go Ahead and Dream.,. With ISLAND ADVENTURES Magazine Ads H Amiga User Group iL'r.r"! ZITJZZT GOLD DESK VISITS - SHOWS PROIiSSIOHAl PAGt ? I Sm'mc ?•« ttlfiCOJJtf1” H*« VVMlI t. & y 9 - jy NntsUnrrs p & §> GOLD DISK m BOBf'S Vi li V€NG€BNC€... Sullivan Bluth Presents "Mr . . Jvst when you thought €orth was safe from tho evil Commander fiorf, his little henchmen. The Goons, have blasted Barf with the Infanto Ray a second time returning him to his full oge ond evil, lead Ace through battles with the goons and Sort's other allies until 1 PJ encounter the evil Commander himself in the ultimate battle for the universe. IBM VGA Screens Shown Space Ace II: Borfs Revenge brings the classical animation style of Don Bluth to the computer format featuring over five megabytes of full screen onimotion, digitized sound ond new animations not included on the original Space Ace loser disc. Available for IBM PC™ and Compatibles, Amiga™, Atari ST™ and Macintosh®. =eacvSofr rnccrperateti i 20 Wertheim Court. Suite 2 jU if; BpiihKiBiMWHSlrtIfakuB SichrrtocC Hill. Ontario. Carada L4S 139 $ JL f|, BSSuUUSAKUHl Tel: (416)731-4175 Fa*:(416)7&wa67 iSti. Si i 4Smc* ice'r. 1 regoJired rn*nart 9u? GnjtfJ trd 51989 'Space Ace:i. Sort's Aevertja' .sanaorort : -V vL J flweiiC By Sdtwn fituth Interactive »«•« v • !-»• SMMn =:: * .rtvxtm Media, ific . Used uflCer fWW - ff Ffrjm Suftvan Bfutn interact Modi int - Ouracter Designs 01383 Den SkKri: ST989 St aud* waais and j ff concept' Sdlwan BUBt interactive Meifo tnc. ALL .GHTS RESERVED ProspantftrtQ 5tS9‘ RiWjiSofl 'ecceratec Asega, Aan ST ird 3V are trademarts r scecrtveh *.? Commodore '¦‘erraticral Aar Corporation j-i; _ . •• • v '-mi Business Mac Hines Macracsn rs i registered trader-art of Apple Computer Inc. FEATURES The AmigaWorld All-Star Games .30 Grub your favorite joystick, a scorebook, and some peanuts and cracker jack: We’re taking you out to the ball game to see the best and brightest of 1991 Amiga games. You’ll meet the Top 10, the near great (11-20), and IIFs leading gamesters who also oiler tips on their selections as well as their vote for "all-time favorite" Amiga game. Built to Blast By Peter Olafson... 39 This guide to "do-it-yourself gaming" spotlights 10 different game-construction kits that let you custom design a variety of games just the way you want them. ARTICLES The Amiga Troubleshooter’s GUIDE By Sheldon Leemon ...43 Want to avoid costly, time-consuming visits to computer repair shops? A little knowledgeable troubleshooting on your part may solve a lot of technical problems that don't require off-rhe-premises servicing. Dressing Up Arexx By Dave Johnson .31 If you'd like to create Arexx programs that employ all the neat interface accessories (windows, requesters, gadgets) found in other Amiga programs, here are two strategies for working a little Intuition-style magic into your scripts. Smooth Moves By David al spider, (j 1 For those who create applications with Amiga Vision, if you're having continuity problems with full-screen transitions, try these simple and concise “brush" tips to produce smooth, polished effects that link your screen images seamlessly. COLUMNS Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey ... 6 Barney was a flv on the wall at the recent MacWorld Expo in Boston to see how new Mac multimedia video offerings measured up to existing Amiga products. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...66 Joel shows you two ways to lend dramatic effect to your images by giving them a distinctive “embossed" look. "Ike AmigaWorld All-Star Games” p. 30. It's pandemonium at AW Stadium and the fans are chanting, “We're No. I! We re No. I!" But for whom are they cheering? Find out the top vote-getter and the rest of the '91 Top Ten All- Star lineup in our Annual Games Special. Video Suite By Lou Wallace 68 T his month’s installment previews the eagerly awaited GVP Impact Vision 24 a multifunctional graphics video 24-bit display card that holds exciting promise for Amiga video multimedia enthusiasts. DEPARTMENTS Overscan ...10 The authoritative source for Amiga news, new products, and new network uploads. Plus extra entertainment- sofiware coverage for this month’s Games Special. Help Key ...9(i Screen-grabbing lips and PostScript printer quirks head Lou’s shortlist of technical teasers this month. A W Product Information ... 118 To contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue of AmigaWorld, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses" list. The Last Word 128 Pump up and air out right here every month on .HP’s back page. REVIEWS Firecracker 24 (impulse) .18 Impressive true 24-bit-color display hardware with equally impressive 24-bit paint software. SlIOWMAKER (Gold Disk) ...20 The heavy-duty' presentation package the Amiga community’s been waiting for. HAM-E (Black Belt) 26 Several preliminary upgrades later, the low-cost RGB-color-display enhancement package is in final working order. TURBOTEXT (Oxxi) ......102 TxEd gets a significant upgrade. DQ-TACO (Diaquest) .....110 Very capable single-frame controller for use with the Video Toaster. SUPRAMODEM 9600 (Supra) 112 Versatile multistandard-supporting 9600-baud modem. GAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 82 The gamestneister reveals all the secrets of “Monkey Island." Plus! A special expanded games-review section in this month’s Game Preserve. Secret of the Silver Blades (SSf) ..82 The third installment in SSI’s popular fantasy role-playing series. Brigade Commander (TTR) 84 Complex multilevel real-time wargame. MEGATRAVELLER I (Paragon) 84 The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first in a sci-fi role-playing adventure series. F-15 Strike Eagle II (Micn>Prose). 86 More light than flight in this simulator. Action Stations (RAW Entertainment) .87 WW 11-era naval-strategy simulator. MOONBASE (Merit) .90 Build a self-sufficient lunar colony. Railroad Tycoon (MicroProse)... 90 Strategy adventure in the 1800s. Continuum (Data East) ...92 Fast but unfocused 3-D arcade action. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ED JUDICF. COVER ILLUSTRATION BY ISTVAN BANYA1 AmigaWorld 3 THE FINAL WORD IN RAM EXPANSION FOR THE The best things come in small packages! The smallest and most compact 8MB RAM Expansion board for the A2000. Once again GVP proves to be the technology leader. 1 2 MB of factory installed memory. 2 SIMM sockets for up to 6MB user V installed memory modules. (Shown here fully populated) 3 GVP’s VLSI custom chip allows dramatic decrease in r number of parts required. Features: V 2MB of factory installed RAM, expandable to SMB. V All memory is fully Auto-Configured. V Also supports a 6MB configuration for maximum memory utilization for Commodore's A2088 2286 "bridgeboard" users. V Uses easy-to-instali, 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 SMB RAM expansion board to a "half-card"! Lower parts count also means highest possible reliability and life expectancy. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Amiga is a registered trademark o1 Commodore-Amiga, fnc. STEPHEN C. Robbins, President Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in-chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara GeFVLRT, Senior Editor Janine L. Jackson, Review Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor.; Technology; Special Products Manager LlNI)A Barrett LAFLAMME, Editor, The Amiga World Tech Journal TlM WALSH, Technical Editor MARE-AnNE JARVELA, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David T. McClellan, Peter OlafsoN, Contributing Editors HOWARD G. IL. IT, Art Director LAURA Johnson, Assistant Art Director ANN Dillon, Designer DEBRA A. Davies, Production Supervisor Daniel Huston, Editorial intern KENNETH BLAKEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager; Video Division Director Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative BARBARA Hoy, Sales Representative Heather GuiNARD, Advertising Sales Representative, Partial pages & InfoMarket, 1-800-H1-4403, 1-603-924-0100 Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator MahgOT L. Swanson, Customer Sendee Representative; A dvertis i ng A ss ista nt GiorGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher: West Coast Sales, 1-415*363-5230 2321 Broadway, Suite 200, Redwood City, CA 94063 WENDIE Haines MaRRO, Marketing Director Laura Livingston, Marketing Coordinator LlSA JaILLET, Desktop Publishing Manager LYNN LaGASSE, Production Director; Video Division Manager ALAN A Korda, Manufacturing Manager MaRY McColE, Video Sales Representative LlSA LaFleur, Business & Operations Manager SUSAN M. HaNSHAW, Circulation Director, 1-800-365-1364 Deborah M. Walsh, Circulation Manager LlNDA Ru th, Single Copy Sates Director William M. Boyer. Director of Credit Sales Collections Amiga World ilSSN 0883-2590) is .m independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc..imigaWorld is published monthly by lechMcdia Publishing. Int.. an IDG Company, SO Elm Si., lYterbnmiigh, NH 03458. U.S. subscription rate is S29.97, one year, $ UU>0. Two rears; $ 04.00. tin ee years. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. hinds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface $ -19.97. Foreign Airmail $ 8-1.97 (prepayment is requited on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). All foreign rates are one- car onlv. Second-class postage paid al lYlerbomugh. NH. And at additional mailing offices. Rhone: 003-924-0100. F.mire contents copyright 1991 by TechMedia Publishing. Inc. No pail of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to.4 wigall'tirW. Subscript ion Services. PO Box 58804. Boulder. CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Kablc News Co., .-tmigij- W’orld makes every effort to assure the accuracy ol articles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. UnigaWorld assumes no lesponsibilitv tor damages due to errors or omissions. Introducing the AMIGA 500FITNESS PLAN EVP's New Series irA500HD8+ nits A2000 Computing tout Amiga SHI ll 'tif By now you know that every Amiga 500 comes with that special built-in program "Wait". Wait while your A500® loads software. Wait while you ave files. Wait while you change disks. It doesn’t have to be that way! GUP’S Series II A500HD8+ Takes Off the “WATT GVP's Series II A500HD8+ 40-105MB Hard Drives work like the world's fastest runners to take the "Wait" off and to get your Amiga 500 racing along at data transfer of up to 52 times faster than floppy disk drives. But getting rid of the "Wait" is just the beginning GVP’s Series II A500HD8+ Rims Floppy Fat into HARD DRIVHT Muscle Because the Series II A500HD8+ uses the same custom VLSI and FftAASTHOM1" technologies of it's powerful cousins Series IIA2000 SCSI + RAM - you get more than an amazingly fast hard drive. You get the storage space of 45 to 136 floppy disks, depending upon the model you choose. You a so get Series Ips: Exclusive Game (Hard Disk disable! Switch for Full Games Compatibility A2000 DMA Data Transfer Speeds. V FAST RAM expansion with up to SMB of SIMM-Based Internal RAM Expansion V "Mini-Slot" Access to All A500 Expansion Bus Signals for future expansion. V External SCSI Port for adding up to 7 SCSI Devices V Internal Fan for Cool, Reliable Operation v' External Mounting to Maintain Your Original Important A500ND8+ Body-Bullders Game Switch Hard Disk Drive External SCSI Port Free Power Supply “Mini-Slot”: for future expansion Internal RAM Expansion: up to 8MB Commodore Factory Warranty v FREE Dedicated Universal Input Power Supply. Insures full compliance with Commodore's A500 power limitation. V One-Year GVP Factory Warranty. GVP’s Series II A500HD8+ Keeps Your Amiga 500’s Sleek Good Looks GVP knows that no fitness plan is complete unless is keeps your system looking great. That's why your Series IIA500HD8 + matches your Amiga 500's good looks line-for-line, curve-for-curve. So get a GVP Series II A500HD8 + hard drive for your Amiga 500, Lose the "Wait" and Gain the Muscle Series II. FAAASTROM and GVP aie ttademarks ol Great feltey Products he. Amiga, A500 and A2000 are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amiga, he. GREAT VAUEY PRODUCTS INC 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Deaters Circle 23 on Seadar Senace cart. Tel. (215) 337-8770 * FAX (215) 337-9922 Conaumers Circle 24 on Reader Service card. CHIEF CONCERNS What's Up, Mac? CALL ME A HYPOCRITE if you like, but I recently attended MacWorld Expo in Boston, and apart from losing a great Alpine car stereo, a window, and an entire glove box to South Boston thieves, I had a great time. 1 actually had a few legitimate reasons for attending. For one thing, I wanted to see Amiga vendors Gold Disk, Dr T’s, and NewTek in Mac land. And I got out of the office for a whole day. But mainly I went there to see where Mac-based video and multimedia products stood in comparison to the Amiga. On the multimedia front, the software I saw was superb. Fortunately, with Apple's custom chip less hardware, this stuff is slower than Roseanne Barr running a marathon. The video front was even more reassuring. Mac vendors are almost entirely focused on presenting video on the computer, not on using the computer to enhance real broadcast-quality video. On my way down, I thought of an experiment. I had heard the folks from NewTek brag before about being the hit of MacWorld in San Francisco, and decided to test ’em in Boston. So I purposely walked the entire show floor before heading over to the NewTek booth. They were right again. The crowds around the Toaster were by far the largest at the show. And no longer was NewTek in hostile territory. Far from it. Mac vendors like Macromind were lined up around the corner begging for deals to support the Toaster. According to my sources, even underweight Apple chief John Sculley stopped by for a lull demo. The biggest Toaster sttprise was a Mac interface, written by Davicl Levine, Tocld Rundgren’s software business partner, that was simply handed to NewTek. I’ve heard a lot of rabid would-be Yeltsins complain that NewTek’s executives are traitors to the very Amiga community that gave it power. It’s true in some sense. NewTek is not hopping up and down telling Mac users to buy Amigas. They are telling them to buy a Toaster and run it from their Mac. But more and more of the attendees were excited by the fact that a Toaster system includes an Amiga, and that the Amiga can do other great things that are out of the range of the Mac. One of the more common questions I heard was “You mean 1 don’t even need a Mac? Wow. Great!” If NewTek employees are traitors, then they were in good company. Dr. T’s was also drawing great crowds for their Mac-based music software, and Gold Disk was there showing off its hot new Animation Works for the Mac. If this diversification is successful, then both firms have more resources to pump into Amiga products, we hope. Not all Amiga vendors were exhibiting. Some were there on more mysterious missions. Somewhere between Gold Disk and NewTek, I ran into Gerard Bucas, president of GVP, and his trusty VP Gregg Garnick. They were a mite cagy about their purpose, and for the record Bucas would only say “No comment,” 1 wouldn’t worry too much about a GVP defection. We’ve been playing with their new board, Impact Vision 24 (see “Video Suite,” p. 68, for a preview), and are hearing about some wild new Amiga things in development. These guys are on fire in the .Amiga market, and will ignite a few more boosters in the coming year. I only wish that Commodore had been there, too. Wayne’s World Did you know there is a movie currently being filmed that is based on the Saturday Night Live skit, Wayne's World, ancl stars Dana Garvey and Mike Myers? Maybe you did, but even so you are probably asking, “What does this have to do with the Amiga, sock breath?” A couple of things, actually. For one, Dana Garvey’s heavy metal “Oh Wow” stoner character Garth takes on a new dimension. Dana will add the techie personality of his brother Brad, who helped build the Video Toaster. It’s kind of a natural, since Wayne’s World is a cable-access show, and somebody like Garth had to handle the technical side of setting the whole thing up. Besides, Dana has been doing this character in his stand-up act for eons, with bits sort of like this, but funnier: “What did you do today, son?” their dad would ask. “Oh, I shot some baskets with Jimmy, and ate some food.” Dana would say. “.And Brad, what did you do today?” “Oh, not much. I built that space ship I was talking about, and took it out for a little spin, and I built a turbocharger for your engine.” The filming is in progress as we speak, and there is a distinct possibility that the Toaster will also play a major role. Oh, wow! ¦ Wh, HAT HAS 16M COLORS, 24-BIT FRAME BUFFER +GENLOCK+FRAMEGRABBER+FLICKER-EUMINATOR +PIP + VIDEO TITLER+3D MODELLING SYSTEMrp Introducing the IMPACT VISION 24" from GVP The All-In-One Video Peripheral for the A3000 and A2000 press a (configurable] "hot key" to activate any feature. At GVP, we wanted to make a major impact on the use of the A3000 2000 by professional video enthusiasts. With the Impact Vision-24 we have! For more information on how the Impact Vision 24 can have a major impact on your video productions, call us at 215-837-8370. We even include the following software with every unit:
• CaligarHV24. An exclusive version of the leading broadcast quality, 3-D modelling and rendering GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 ? Realtime FramesraWjer Dwtizer. Freeze, grab and store (in standard 4096 or 16 million color IFF format] any frame from a “live" incoming RGB video source. Optional “RGB splitter" required to grab incoming composite or S-VHS video. ? FbckeP-Smmator. Duplicates and enhances the A3000's display enhancer circuitry. It even de-interlaces live external video! A must for any A2000 owner. Ask about our A2000 “genlock slot trade-up" program (in case your genlock slot is already used by something less exciting!] ? Simultaneous Component Video (RGB) Out, Composite Video Out and s-VHS Video Out. Now, anything you can see on your Amiga monitor can be recorded on video tape, ? Separate Composite and Component Video (rgb+Sync) Genlocks. RGB genlock operates in the digital domain, for digitally perfect production studio quality mixing: no color bleeding, no ghosting, no artifacts ...! ? 15IVB Frame Buffer. Display 24-bit, 16 million color images on your Amiga monitor. On a multi-sync monitor, you can even display 16 million color images in non-interlaced mode! If you’re into video, IMPACT VISION-24 is truly a dream come true for your A3000 orA2000. It is the first multifunction peripheral specifically designed for the A3000’s video expansion slot. With the optional A2000 genlock slot adaptor kit, it also perfectly complements and enhances the A2000. Check out these features, all packed on a single Amiga- expansion board! Dealers Circle 25 on Reader Service card including animations, ray-traced 24-bit images and more! ? PfcturHn-Pfcture (pip) Display. Freeze, resize, rescale and or reposition live incoming RGB video just like any workbench window at the double click of a mouse or the pressing of a “hot key". With a multisync all this can even be in rock steady de-interlaced mode. Unique "reverse-PIP" feature, even allows you to place a fully functional Amiga workbench (or other application] screen as a SCALE-ABLE (shrunk down!] and re-positionable window over full-screen live video. JVJi L VY cl X v impacT vision creating or manipulating any 16 million color, 24-bit image.
• Control Panel. Provides full software control over all Impact Vision-24's numerous features. Use your mouse or simply Consumers Circle 26 on Reader Service card. ? To make sure you can take full and immediate advantage of every feature of your new Impact Vision 24 video-station,
• IWACR0PANHV24. A 2D, 16 million color paint program that lets you have fun program. Use your imagination to model 3D, 16 million color, V scenes. Use your digitized video images as textures to wrap around any object! The mind is the limit! SCALA-Tftfing. Easy -to-leam, video titling package complete with lots of special fonts and exciting special transition effects. Turn your Amiga into a character generator. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc, With the most powerfulcomprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga Ptffll IlIMI LEVEL REC LEVEL GVP C3E“" E3 o® AMIGA PARALLEL operation. Also convert mono to stereo or separate stereo, Digital Sound Studio The Affordable Answer to Your Audio Dreams Record, Edit, Compose... With a high-quality stereo sound sampler, A fast, powerful, easy-to-use sound editor, And a self-contained 4-track sequencer. For all the sound effects and music you could ever Imagine. ? Record sound samples from any source, including voices, noise, and pre-recorded instruments, to create your own instruments and effects. ? Edit sounds quickly in real time. Add effects like reverb and echo, run sounds backward, alter wave forms, cut and paste sound segments, create loops, eliminate pops and scratches. ? Compose easily using the DSS 4-track sequencer and your Amiga or MIDI keyboard. Draw from up to 32 instruments at a time, in up to four octaves with 8 different variable effects. Mix and modify sounds in real time as you compose, through direct interface with the sound editor. DSS Stretches the outer limits of 8-blt sound
• Create your own 4-track, self-playing musical compositions.
• Make soundtracks for home video, animation or visual presentations complete with voice-over, sound effects and music.
• Analyze voice patterns and stereo separation.
• Analyze graphic equalization of real-time sound.
• Remove "pops'' from_ old phonograph recordings.
• Create custom instruments and sound effects by collecting and or modifying pre-recorded instruments, voice, or sounds from any source, and use them in your own compositions.
• Save your sound and music to disk or send it out via modem for replay on any Amiga. Check out these unparalleled features V AmigaDOS 2.0 compatible; written in assembly language. V Multi-tasking operation. V 68020 and 68030 compatible. V Comprehensive tutorial manual helps even beginners get started right away. V Intuition-based graphic interface makes operation easy. V MIDI-in capability. V Direct interface between sequencer and editor. Hold 32 sound samples in memory at once all shown on screen so they are easy to manipulate. V Effects and processing capabilities include echo, mix, filter, re-sample, sound data inversion, playing sounds backwards, loops, fade-in fade-out and more. V7 Manipulate sound samples in real time, as you listen. V Create sampled instruments with 1, 3 and 8 octaves, V HIFI recording for highest quality playback. V Controls for faster slower playback and filtering high frequencies during playback. V7 Load and save samples, songs and instruments in multiple formats. V Multiple effects for each note. V Stereo and monophonic V Real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis. V7 Real-time reverberation. V Graphic editing of wave forms through easy-to-use functions, including zoom in out and precision controls for position, frequency and amplitude. V Draw sound waves freehand using the mouse. V Direct editing of individual sample numeric values. V Maximum recording speed of 51,000 samples second in stereo. V Savable Preference settings. V Saves in IFF, SONIX or RAW formats. V Compatible with SoundTracker, NoiseTracker and SoundFX modules. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries weicome. Tel. (215) 337-8770 ¦ FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Cirde 30 on Reader Service card. E] m to P FX Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc AND URIVt-ING HARD TO STAY THAT WAY!
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OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks * Commodore Tells All: Top Dogs Disclose Plans For Amiga In a series of interviews during August, James Dionne, President and General Manager of Commodore’s U.S. division, and David Arch am hault, Director of Business Markets, disclosed a number of the company’s plans concerning the Amiga, Dionne was just the man to clarify Commodore’s position on the release of AmigaDOS 2.0. “We are planning this year to offer the 2,0 upgrade to A500, A2000, and A3000 owners,” he explained. “At the World of Amiga show [held in New York City in April], the announcement was that 2.0 would be released in mid-July. However, because of some technical delays, that release has been pushed back to October first.” He then added, “.As for when it will be offered on production models, a firm date has not yet been decided.” Those wondering about CDTY can rest assured that, according to Dionne, its rollout is progressing as planned, and full national distribution is scheduled for this Christmas. “We also expect to be offering a CDTV professional package for dealers and users who want to use their CDTV as a full-blown, one-meg Amiga computer system." Asked about the Amiga in professional and vertical markets, Dionne replied that “On the professional front, CBM will once again be exhibiting at Comdex this October, participating in the multimedia center in Rally’s, where we will be showing a full line of CDTV and Amiga multimedia solutions." Archambault added that Commodore will be demonstrating a theme entitled The Steps To Multimedia. “Eight to ten workstations will be on display,” he said, “With some stations representing different aspects of multimedia creation music, video, animation, and authoring and others showing the cost-effective delivery stations the .Amiga and its technology allow: CDTV, A500’s, as well as stand-alone kiosks.” Archambault noted that at least some of the demonstrations will center around specific applications, among them “training, presentations, and education." The October Comdex show will find the Amiga not only in Commodore's booth, but also in some of the show's professional seminars. In fact, Archambault plans to chair a pane! Entitled The Multimedia Customer New Support Requirements. In addition to Archambault, panel members will include representatives from Federal Express, Apple, and IBM. .Another"*panel Archambault will take part in is called Multimedia Standards. Power, Ads, and Towers Archambault announced the extension of the A500 Power Up program through Christmas, and saicl that it will continue to be available to students and teachers. The program allows owners of Commodore eight-bit computers to upgrade to the A500 for a discount. Give Continued on p. 16. Amiga In, Commodore Out at SIGGRAPH ‘91 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Where Advanced Technologies Inspire Tomorrow's Realities. That was the theme of the 1991 SIGGRAPH show. Held by the Special Interest GRAPHics arm of the Association for Computing Machinery, the event took place July 29-August 3. Traditionally one of the largest computer-graphics conferences in the country, it attracted over 26,000 attendees this year. As always, the crown jewel of the conference was the Electronic Theater, a collection of still and animated graphic works selected from an unprecedented 440 entries. The show was stunning. As attendees took their seats, each found a stick with duct-like tape on the end, red on one side and green on the other. This device was part of an exhibit by Loren Carpenter of Pixar. The exhibit, called Audience Participation, gave each member of the audience control over one pixel in the image displayed on the giant screen. As audience members held the tape up to the screen and flipped it back and forth, they could locate their spot on the screen. Behind the scenes, software filtered a retroreflective red-and-green matrix from overhead video images of the audience. This matrix was processed in real time by computer and projected onto the screen. Each viewer could interact with the audience as a whole or be content to locate his space in this universe of 7000 viewers. T The rest of the Electronic Theatre show sustained the audience's excitement for over two hours. Nearly every entry presented eye-popping graphics and new effects. Continued on p. 16. OVERHEARD Have you ever wished for a piece of software that does not exist? Dellaware is now seeking entries for its software-writing contest. The 20 most innovative ideas will win their originators Deltaware’s A-Sound Elite sound-sample editor. Describe your idea in 75 words or less and send it to: Dellaware Products, 3148 Kingston Rd., Suite 202, Box 395, Toronto, Ont., Canada M1M 1P4. (Don’t forget to include your address and phone number!) Entries must be received by November 20 to qualify. To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 118. 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T. (41) 32-87-2429 ? F (41) 32-87-24-82 Consumers Circle 28 on Reader Service card. Take Control Do you need help monitoring or operating on off inputs and outputs? Would 24 input output control ports with eight lines each help? Now you can plug in, turn on, and turn ofT with Advanced Control Systems' RCU-200 Industrial I O Control Unit ($ 995; $ 695 for the board-only version). The plastic- encased unit measures 13.5x10x7 inches, comes with all the power supplies necessary, and connects to the Amiga via the serial port. While the RCU-200 is designed for control from a remote computer, you can custom program it to be an independent controller. You can also set any ratio of inputs and outputs. The inputs are filtered and diode-protected. The outputs have 50V .6Amp drivers, which are diode-protected to switch inductive loads. If controlling motors keeps you running, start up Advanced Control Systems' MCB-4 Motor Control Board ($ 695). The MCB-4 can operate four stepping motors (four-phase units, at two amps per phase) simultaneously. Like the RCU-200, it can work independently or under the supervision of your computer via the RS-232 serial port. Rated up to 10.000 steps per second and 16.7 million steps per move, the MCB-4 lets you program acceleration and deceleration and has optoisolated home and four limit inputs. The power section is optoisolated from the control section for noise reduction, and there is a nonvolatile memory for motion control variables, as well as an indication for end of motion. (RS 1 18.) DH Short Stacks and Tall Looking to build applications? Impulse has your Foundation: The Personal Software Authoring System ($ 250). The package is designed to let even nonprogrammers create applications (including standalone marketable stackware and home office organizers), automated and interactive presentations, and front-end screens to control other devices. Foundation's "True HyperText" environment lets the user of your software navigate to text, pictures, video, and external programs simply by clicking on a word or phrase. You can create programs by adapting the sample stacks and objects, or by using Foundation's FAST-Talk scripting language. The software comes with a built-in debugger and compiler, as well as two freely distributable browsers that allow any Amiga user to share and examine stacks. (RS 116.) DH Move Over, Movies Disney Software invites you to join the world of cartoons by playing the role of Dick Tracy, Roger Rabbit, or The Rocketeer in one of the company's latest games. All of these support Disney's Sound Source option, which gives you music and sound effects and allows you to hear the characters' conversations rather than reading them on screen. The Sound Source is $ 39.95 by itself, but in combination with one of these three games, it is $ 69.95. In Dick Tracy ($ 49.95), it is your job to solve crime in the city and ultimately to bring in Big Boy Caprice. To succeed, you must think like a detective: look for clues, interrogate suspects, be tough. Hare Raising Havoc ($ 49.95) challenges you, as Roger Rabbit, to think like a cartoon character: You must find Baby Herman before Mommy gets home or re- Construction Work Ahead "When f grow up I want to be...a Cos- mostructor!" If that's your wish, you need only get a copy of Empire Graphics' new space-strategy game, Cosmostruction ($ 29.95). Your job: to construct a cosmic- energy duct between space colonies and nearby planetoids. To foil your opponent the computer or a friend you can place mine traps and use warp gates for positional tactics. Watch your step, though; your opponent has the same capabilities. Cosmostruc- tion's randomly drawn game field makes each play unique. (RS 106.) BG Stress-Free Gaming Experience Data East's Continuum ($ 49.95). With both Emotion and Action modes, the game hopes to appeal to both competitive and noncompetitive spirits. In the first mode, you board one of the game's six ships and begin your travels through the more than 250 rooms designed to evoke different sensations through sound, shape, and color combina- Play Them Again, Sam Raw (Role-playing, Adventure, and War games) Entertainment is entering the American market, initially with "games from small US companies that did not get the recognition they deserve." Among these are Blitzkrieg at the Ardennes and White Death (both from Command Simulations). In addition, Raw Entertainment has ported to the Amiga two other PC turn to the cosmetics testing lab. Remember, anything can happen in a cartoon! In your final choice of roles, your girl friend has been kidnapped. G-men are trailing you, and Nazis abound. Can you save her? Nothing is too much for The Rocketeer ($ 49.95)! The game features videotaped actors, sets, and props from the movie. If you'd rather direct or perform stunts than act, try Stunt Island: The Flying and Filming Simulation ($ 59.95). This game lets you set the stage for a thrilling flight film and puts you in charge of camera placement, choreography, directing, and editing. You can also play stunt pilot in your choice of planes, including the P-51 Mustang and the Pitts Special. Stunt Island also supports Disney's Sound Source. (RS 101.) DH tions. The laws of physics change from room to room, and you can view each from many angles. You also can choose between "mood realms" such as Dream, Awaken, Stimulate, or Meditate. Turn on Action mode, and the game becomes a competitive arcade-style environment, adding such things as a clock and a scoreboard. (RS 104.) DH games: Action Stations!, from Conflict Analytics, and Worlds at War, from Lyric Software. Each of the games is $ 49.95. And you can expect more! In the wings from Raw are Fleet Commander, a WWIl naval simulation follow-up to Action Stations!, and Space Inc., a "science faction" futuristic space-travel title. (RS 108.) BG Pn )Write 3.2 Releases The Ibwer Of PostScript Feature ProWrite 3.2® excellence! 2.0™ Pen Pal 1.3™ Kind Words 2.0 POSTSCRIPT PRINTING ? ? SPELL CHECK WHILE TYPING ? ? ACCESS FOREIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARIES ? THESAURUS ? ? ? MAIL MERGE ? ? ? ? SNAKING AND SIDE-BY-SIDE COLUMNS ? SNAKING ONLY USE ANY AMIGA FONT ? ? ? PICTURES AND TEXT SIDE-BY-SIDE ? ? UNDO AND REDO COMMANDS ? PARTIAL PARTIAL LIMITED AUTOMATIC TIMED SAVES ? SPEAKING ? MACROS AND AREXX PORT ? MACROS ONLY WORKBENCH 2.0-STYLE '‘3-D” APPEARANCE ? AUTOMATICALLY ADAPT TO ANY SCREEN PALETTE ? ¦JAGGIE'-FREE HIGH QUALITY PRINTING ? TV* D»c»hiV.| rnlwu cip*£UU*BJ el ¦ ail itU viki ¦¦••m v|i?c*i v*i n«efe n iliic m Now. The leading Amiga® word processor puts even more power at your fingertips, because Pro Write 3.2 now supports PostScript. That’s right. Now, you get all the advantages of Pro Write and direct Postscript capabilities in the same reliable program. And that's not all. Significant enhancements made to the user interface make ProWrite 3.2 easier than ever to use, and it has the ability to import and export Professional Page text files. Standard features of ProWrite 3.2 include: snaking and side-by-side columns, ability to import graphics, manual text wrap, voice playback, acceptance of any Amiga font, and macros (when used with AREXX). Of course, ProWrite 3-2 still has the features you expect of a high-quality word processor: 100,000-word spell check, thesaurus, cut, copy, paste, print merge, headers, and footers. Release the power of ProWrite 3.2 for yourself. You'll see why, when it comes to Amiga word processing, ProWrite still leads the way. NEW HORIZONS First in Personal Productivity and Creativity New Horizons Software, Inc. 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109 Austin, Texas 78746
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I. DEN announces the release of two new time-base correctors with genlocking capabilities: the TBCard and TBCard Plus. These plug-into-your-A2000 cards can serve as input sources for such devices as NewTek’s Video Toaster. A bandwidth of 5.5 Mhz (about 450 lines of resolution) promises true time-base correction of such high-resolution VCR signals as Super VHS, Hi-S, and U-matic. The TBCard, designed for mid- to low- end applications, accepts Y C and composite signals. Potentiometers on the front of the board allow you to control proc-amps and system timing. The TBCard Plus, which is better suited to mid- and high-end applications, has a wider range of inputs: composite Y C, component (R-y, B-y, Y), RGB Sync, and DOC. Its outputs include Y C, composite, and component. An exterior box gives access to proc-amp control and system timing. An optional main frame with a power supply accommodates up to ten Plus cards to enable multichannel time- base correction. (RS 117.) DH Graphics Compactor Envy the IBM's and Mac's ability to compress images? Envy no more. ASDG's new JPEG image-compression software promises to do the job. Offered as a part of ASDG's Art Department Professional, JPEG lets you load and save JPEG files with a choice as to how much to compress your images (up to 80 to 1 or better). Your files will be interchangeable with those created on IBM, Apple, or other computers that follow JFIF standards. (RS 115.) DH Flow and the Pro If you have a burning desire to know the psycholog)’ of optimal organizing, get into the flow of New Horizons' updated idea organizer. Flow 3.0 (SI 10) allows you to enter ideas and thoughts quickly, so that you can go back later and build your document in a logically constructed manner. Among Flow’s new features are outline autonumbering, Arexx support, macro creation, headers and footers, and a spelling checker. You can also save the configurations that you have set up. The new 3.2 version of New Horizons" Pro Write word processor (SI 75) integrates PostScript-capable output. It also allows you to exchange text files with Pro Page (Gold Disk). If you currently own Pro Write or Flow, contact New Horizons for upgrade information. (RS 1 19.) BG A Real Blast The North and South divide, and suddenly you are in the midst of a world war. In Battle Command ($ 34.95, Ocean of AmericafElectronic Arts), a futuristic action strategy tank simulation, you have been chosen to complete 16 missions in control of a fighting machine equipped with the most advanced weaponry available. Depicted in 3-D polygon, Battle Command boasts a landscape populated with hills, trees, buildings, electricity pylons, and rivers. (RS 105.) BG That Was Then, This Is Tired of the same old scene? Then change it! Jack Nicklaus' Unlimited Golf and Course Design the second most popular sports simulation in Amiga- World's '91 countdown is now more expandable, thanks to Jack Nicklaus' Course Designers Clip Art: Volume I ($ 24.95, Crank It Up! Wanna drag? Then maybe you should boot up Street Rod 2 ($ 39.95, California Dreams!Electronic Arts), where car savvy, driving skill, and race winnings transform you from high-school senior to hot-wheels Houlihan. This sequel to Street Rod, set in 1969, challenges you to build the meanest machine imaginable, choosing from 25 The Prints of Thieves King's Bounty ($ 49.95, New World Computing Electronic Arts), the new adventure game from the makers of the Might and Magic game series, casts you as a young noble in the service of King Maximus. Charged with finding the king's stolen Sceptre of Order, you must raise an Just Plane Fun Fighter Duel: Corsair vs. Zero ($ 49.95, Jaeger Software) mixes flight simulation with combat action. You can take to the skies with a friend, using the game's two- player modem option, and fly along at a USMC: A Retrospective Halls of Montezuma ($ 50, Strategic Studies Group), a mouse-driven battle history of the US Marine Corps, puts you in command of up to three divisions in a variety of situations. The scenarios cover battles from the Mexican War to Vietnam, How Accolade), The package offers you the choice of a seaside vista, parkland, or desert for a land plot, plus nine new scenic backgrounds. You can add final touches with trees, cacti, animals, golf carts, fountains, or any of over 70 other objects! (RS 103.) DH cars and 60 performance parts in the game's full-blown construction set. With your buggy assembled, you can test your racing expertise on three new courses. Once you've shut down all the local challenges, go up against the King of the Road. (RS 105.) BG army before setting out after the thieves. 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o V i: r s c iv Top Dogs, from p. 10. Your dealer the model and serial number of your older machine (just the serial number not the machine itself), and you can get an Amiga 500P (a 1MB machine bundled with productivity software) for $ 499, or an A500DS (packaged with several games and a word processor) for $ 399. Archambault also mentioned that a “new print advertising campaign” is scheduled to run in the fall in conjunction with the A500 Power Up program. As part of the plan, ads should be running in such magazines as RUN, Compute, and so on, by the time you read this. SIGGRAPH, from p. 10. For Amiga users, there was the thrill of seeing the exciting German entry entitled "Poems of Ernst Jandl," produced by Eku Wand. The work, created on an Amiga 2000, was also an entry in the SIGGRAPH Education booth. Addressing the theme of "Tomorrow's Realities” was a room filled with interactive environments. Attendees were invited to interact with the computer environments in a variety of ways from strapping on goggles and gloves, to riding bikes and surfboards, to watching themselves on screen, tapping drums and bells to create music. The latter But Power Up is not all that’s lit to print. Another print campaign this one for video and presentation magazines is currently getting under way. To capture event videographers, Commodore will emphasize that the Amiga is more than just a single-function piece of hardware: It offers not only video capabilities, but animation, paint, titling, word processing (in other words, general-purpose) functions as well, hi targeting the presentations market, ads will hammer home the idea that the Amiga can help you increase retention of information and make a more compelling presentation all in a cost-effective man tier. Display ran on the Vivid Group's Mandala software for the Amiga. One of the most popular displays was called "Throwing real things into virtual space." These were actually arcade-style games. In one, you bowled a real ball to knock down digital pins. There was also a billiards simulation, in which you used a real cue and ball, and again watched the screen for results. The exhibit area, which was about two football fields in size, was packed with vendors and was in itself worth the price of admission. Many companies took the opportunity to release new products and upSpeaking of presentations, Archam- banlt and two colleagues, Jeff Sherb, Mce President of Commodore Applications Technical Service (CATS), and David Haynie, Senior Hardware Designer, appeared at the Boston Computer Society’s August meeting to officially introduce the A3000T. The three discussed the marketing, software, and hardware aspects of this new vertically-oriented Amiga 3000. The tower version of the popular 32-bit 68030 Amiga, first announced in April (see Tower of Power,
p. 42, May ‘91) will include a 200MB hard drive and 5MB of RAM for $ 4998. LRW grades. NewTek, as usual, made an outstanding showing with the Video Toaster and drew crowds of people. NewTek announced that the first software upgrade (about $ 100) for the Toaster will be released in September. The only real disappointment of the show was the fact that Commodore pulled out at the last minute. Possibly because Commodore made such an impressive showing in 1990, it was sorely missed this year. For more information on the nonprofit, volunteer-run SIGGRAPH organization and its annual show, call 415 321-2143. Carol J. Sutton Over the past few months, I have considered getting my data line equipped with PhoneMail. Between answering E-mail, watching the varying levels of activity, and reading and writing messages, my modem has never been busier. In the meantime, I have managed to keep tabs on the networks’ new Amiga I lies and would like to share a rundown of interesting items on BIX, CompuServe, Genic, and Portal. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh Or all the new Amiga files on BIX. Few are more worthy of mention than one with the unassuming filename HTALL- 1A.LZH. Written by Stephen G. Keumurian, the File contains die first issue or Hye-Tech’s Amiga Logic newsletter, in both ASCII and ProWrite formats. A small percentage of well-read Amiga enthusiasts won’t find much in it thev do not already know, but I for the information-hungry masses, it makes for quite an interesting read. CompuServe’s AmigaTech area is home to AMENUXZH, one of the lesser-known freely distributable menu systems for your Workbench. Written by Anthony Thyssen of Australia, Amenu is one of the more stable menu systems I have used under Workbench l .3 on accelerated machines. Genie’s most popular Amiga download in many months has been LZ_l.9l.LZH (Library 4. File number 12072), better known as the I.Z program, a replacement for LHArc. With compression code improvements over LHArc, there’s a great deal of potential for ibis shareware (SI5 suggested) program by Jonathan Forbes to lie- come a popular compression standard. On Portal, there is the freeware file I MPLODER40.LZH as file number 42 under area number 9 (File Utilities). To expedite the retrieval process in Portal’s rather inimical environment, just enter GO AMIGA at any Portal prompt, then enter 0 at the next two prompts, followed by 9 and 42, respectively, at the next two. The executable programs within the I37K of 1M- PLODER40.LZH constitute Turbo Imploder 4.0., a colorful, easy-to-use European import that no Amiga user should be without. Written by Albert-Jan Brouwer, Peter Struijk, Paul van tier Valk, and Erwin Zwarl, it compresses files to their smallest possible size. It also decompresses Imploder-condensed files and entertains you with music while it works. If you are interested in estab- lishing an account on any of the above networks, here are the addresses and telephone numbers you will need: BIX One Phoenix Mill Lane Peterborough, Nil 03458 800 227-2983 CompuServe PO Box 20212 5000 Arlington Center Blvd. Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 North Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Porta! Communications Company 10385 Cherry Tree Lane Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-9111 ¦ SOOXP . .. . . .o * • * * ‘ for the Amiga® 500- 52MB Quantum® drive with 1 2MB RAM $ 599 PLUS when you buy this combination, youll get an extra 1 2MB . With Word sync for the Amiga 2000. ‘ 52MB Quantum drive $ 379*. With Wort sync for the Amiga 2000. ‘ 52MB Quantum drive $ 379*. U Enhanced handling of daisy-
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Also included is Liglit24, an impressive, full-featured, real-time 24- bit paint program. Installation is very straightforward, and as long as you are comfortable removing your computer’s cover and inserting a card in one of the expansion slots, you should have no trouble at all. The Firecracker’s documentation walks you through the installation process in a facile, step-by-step manner. With a Firecracker installed, your Amiga can display full 24-bit RGB images in a number of selectable screen sizes. You can choose from four horizontal resolutions 384-, 512-, 768-, and 1024-pixels wide (the larger the number, the sharper the image). Vertically, you can select either 241 or 482 lines; again, the larger number gives you a sharper, more detailed picture. For most purposes, I found the 768x482 mode the most useful, although for some 3-D work I used the highei-resolution 1024 display. For information about the vendors of products reviewed, see "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 118. The term “24 bit" describes the amount of memory' the Amiga uses to define each pixel on the screen. Each red (R), green (G), or blue (B) component of the pixel uses eight bits of information, for a total of 24. The greater the number of bits in a display, the more colors your system is capable of showing. With 24 bits, 16.7 million colors are possible. Moreover, because the Firecracker uses a pure RGB display, every pixel on the screen can be set to any one of these 16.7 million colors without limitation. A Softer Side Firecracker comes with utility programs that let you load 24-bit images in RGB8 (the Impulse proprietary format), Sculpt Animate’s RGB format, or the standard IFF24 file format. Other commands allow you to switch between the Firecracker and the Amiga display. With these commands, you can very easily create your own presentations or slideshows using AmigaDOS batch files alone. More importantly, you can access these commands from other Amiga programs. For example, I created an interactive AmigaVision application that used the supplied commands to load and display 24-bit images while simultaneously overlaying standard Amiga graphics screens and animations. The single most important software supplied with the Firecracker is Light24, Impulse’s real-time 24-bit paint program. If you have used a paint program before, you should be up and running right away. Although the interface is straightforward and intuitive, it nevertheless contains a number of powerful and unique options. One of my favorite commands, Load Obj, brings up a file requester for loading 3-D Imagine Silver objects. Then, vou can resize or rotate the * object, or change the perspective and the lighting. When you are satisfied with the results, you can render the object with all attributes intact (except reflection and transparency). Once rendered, you can paste it or save it as a brush. Light24 s extraordinarily powerful rendering feature is sure to appeal to traditional 2-D artists who would like to add 3-D elements to their work, but would rather not invest time in learning 3-D software. A number of companies offer objects in 3-D format specifically for this purpose, or you can convert objects in other formats yourself by using software such as Syndesis’ Interchange. Liglu24 provides another unique option 24-bit scanning. While support is limited to the Epson ES300C scanner, it is fairly inexpensive as 24-bit flatbed scanners go, and it seems to be gaining popularity. You can choose to scan in 4- or 8-bit black and white or in full 24-bit color directly into your Lisjht24 screen i J Cj for further manipulation. Through options found within the scanner menu, you can select source regions and sizes, modify your image’s brightness, and perform gamma correction. Another of Light24 s options allows you to load and save palettes of up to 256 colors and keep up to eight different palettes in memory at once. Not only does loading a new palette in no way affect the 24-bit image currently displayed, but it is also a convenient way of saving your favorite colors without constantly remixing. With a couple of mouse clicks, you can create a palette containing a smooth spread of any two colors in up to 256 different shades. Other Light24 functions include picture merging, masking (a stencil-like operation), color dithering, brush cutting and pasting (including an autocut option that works like a lasso), an excellent multilevel zoom, virtual canvas scrolling (image sizes are limited only by available RAM), and brush manipulations like flip, scale, rotate, slide, bend, and tilt. Light24’s real power lies in its real-time aspects. Whenever I drew a line, circle, or box in the program’s 24-bit mode on my A3000, it performed as fluidly as Dpaint in 32-color mode. My only criticism of Light24 concerns the somewhat simplistic appearance of its interface. Impulse states that this is due to a conscious decision to save available RAM. Because extra (including virtual) screens reside in the Amiga's memory and not on the board, anything using system memory reduces the amount of RAM available for graphic screens. This explanation makes sense, and I quite agree with it. The Support Group Besides the supplied software, a number of products offer direct support for the Firecracker. Without looking too far, Impulse's own 3-D animation package, Imagine, supports die board. Other companies are joining the parade: ASDG’s Art Department Pro offers direct support, Virtual Reality can provide you wit h a version of Vista Pro that supports the device, and Nucleus Electronics also manufactures a singleframe controller that supports Firecracker. Finally, because Firecracker supports the Amiga’s IFF24 24-bit ILRM standard, vou can load and dis- r play images created with just about any software package. As mentioned previously, the Firecracker fits into any A2000, A2500, or A3000 with a free Zorro II slot. If vou are using a standard Amiga NTSC monitor such as Commodore’s A1084, you can connect the Firecracker directly to the Amiga’s RGB output, then connect your monitor to the Firecracker. This mode of operation allows your Amiga to overlay graphics directly onto the Firecracker display, and on the same monitor. If you are using an A3000 with a multisync monitor or an A2000 or A2500with a flickcr-reduction card, vou will need to make some decisions before installing your Firecracker. If you are willing to sacrifice the flicker- free display, you can hook your monitor directly to the Firecracker as de- scribed. If you want the best of both worlds, you can hook a second monitor to the Firecracker and keep your multisync connected to its flicker-free out- put. This mode of operation (my preference) makes the Firecracker independent of your work display for more mundane tasks. When you want to work in 24-hit mode, just turn on the second monitor. One of the Firecracker’s most interesting uses is as an accessory to New- Tek’s Video Toaster. Because I prefer Light24 to the Toaster’s paint program (which uses a HAM representation of its internal 24-hit image), 1 use Light24 to do most of my graphics work. You can load images saved as IFF24 from the Toaster into Light24, edit and resave them, and then reload them into the Toaster. For those who want the benefits of both a Video Toaster and a true RCB-paint system, this is the way to go. Genlocks pose a slightly different problem for the Firecracker. You are free to use any external genlock, but those occupying the video slot cause problems in overlay mode. You can still use the Firecracker, of course, but in such cases you must use a second monitor. (This also holds true if you plan on using the Firecracker in the same machine as your Toaster.) If you plan on using the Firecracker for single-frame 24-bit animation, an external genlock can easily encode the signal. You can then record onto tape. You can also make good use of the Amiga overlay feature by running Amiga-mode animations on top of exotic 24-bit backgrounds, which, after encoding them with a genlock, you can then dump to tape. After using the Firecracker for several weeks, 1 am impressed. The quality of the images it generates is superb. Light24 is a very powerful, extremely useful paint package that is the perfect solution to videographers as well as traditional artists who need the higher color resolution a 24-bit board offers. ? AmigaWorld 19 Showmaker Everything including MIDI sync. In fact, Impulse's approach to the Firecracker strikes me as solution- oriented. It is a solution not only for the traditional artist and designer, but also for the 3-1) modeler and videogra- pher. Multimedia authors can use it with existing software; the price is reasonable; the performance is excellent. Amiga owners who have looked long and hard at the PC and Mac 24- bit displays need look no longer. The Amiga still does it better. By Geoffrey Williams WHILE THERE ARE multimedia products that control external devices, few let you synchronize to devices such as MIDI controllers. 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(519) 436-0988 BBS(519) 436-0140 TM Rcal3D is a product of rcalsoft ky, Finland from Gold Disk is just such a product. What’s more, Showmaker is a bit different from what we have come to expect from multimedia programs. It is not interactive. You cannot create buttons or assign events to function keys. It is, however, about as easy to use as any multimedia product available. After loading Showmaker, you are faced with a display of a timeline that looks something like a graph. On the left side, you enter a list of items you plan to control. From a pulldown menu, you can select volume, sound 1 4 effects, graphics, and MIDI as items. Each of these is placed on a track, so that every event in your presentation is visually represented along the set time- line. If you want to add a track, choose a new type from the pull-down menu. To add an event to a track, simply click and drag in the timeline to the proper time, and up pops a requester that lets you set the parameters for that event. You can move the event along the timeline, adjust its length, or alter how time is to he measured in seconds, measures, or heats. Tracking Sound Showmaker’s MIDI support easily its best feature sets the program apart from any other Amiga multimedia product. The Music track lets you load and play standard MIDI music files, as well as the Amiga-standard SMUS music files. SMUS files can use both Amiga and MIDI instruments. You can also set the tempo and set looping on and off. If you set a musical timebase, the entire presentation will he slaved to the tempo of music events in the music track. The MIDI Command track lets you send MIDI commands. There are but- The DMI Resolver™ graphics co-processor board offers a new dimension in Amiga display capability. Shown above is an unretouched 8-bit display, illustrating the 1280x1024 resolution color work environment provided by the Resolver. The DMI Resolver boosts the display and graphics processing capabilities of all Amiga A2000 and A3000 series computers, under both AmigaDOS and UNIX operating systems. Not to be confused with a frame buffer or grabber, the Resolver is a lightning fast 60MHz graphics co-processor. Whatever your application - desktop publishing, presentation graphics, animation, 3D modeling, ray tracing, rendering, CAD - let the Resolver move you into a new realm of resolution and workstation quality display. DMI Resolver
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By slaving the Amigas to a MIDI source through Showmaker, you can make a much livelier presentation, running varying images on multiple screens. Showinaker provides four separate sound-efTect tracks, whereby you control volume, pitch, and looping (on oil). One exceptionally nice feature is a volume track that allows you to fade down the volume of all active Mozart to Motown. Hip-hop to Bebop. New flpe to New Have. RocH-n-Roll to Rap and Soul! I L i ¦ TM The world of music is yours for a song with JAM!, music software for the tone-deaf and talented alike. Its unique ability to write music in an unlimited number of styles will open your ears to fresh ideas, exciting rhythms, new grooves, and mesmerizing musical leats ol all kinds. Never before has writing music been so easy! Using JAM! S new TurboSound Technology™, you can instantly transform your Amiga into a multi-voiced music machine. No additional hardware required! Plus, you can even use JAM! 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When you select a Toaster * event, a control panel pops up that lets you set a series of up to five Toaster commands. For example, you could set a source for the Program and for Preview, select a transition, and then execute the transition. A computer running Showinaker can send graphics and animations through an encoder into the Toaster. Showmaker can both send and receive Arexx commands with any Arexx-compatible program. You can use Arexx to load a Showmaker presentation, bring its screen to the front, and play the presentation. You can pause and restart your presentation, set the sync mode, the SMPTE start time, and the time and music time modes. A word of warning: The manual is pretty skimpy on how to do all this, so you had better know Arexx before attempting to use this feature. Since Showmak- er is already set up to run the Toaster through the serial port using Arexx, it would be nice to be able to control other programs on a second computer just as easily (or even another copy of Showmaker), It is also possible to control other external devices, such as VCRs and laser-disc players. Currently, Showmaker includes drivers for Pioneer laserdisc players, the PC-VCR, and several other devices that are not clearly ex- plained. Nowhere does the manual specifically state which makes and models Showmaker supports, and the device driver names do not help in many cases. A better explanation is needed. Since both MIDI devices and the Toaster use the serial port, it is well that Showmaker supports multiserial- port boards. More Prosaically Showmaker lets you display pictures with a choice of 36 different ? Valuable utility programs can save you time, money and, in the case of catastrophic errors like hard drive failure, possibly months of work. 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If you feed Amiga graphics into it as an RGB signal and then feed it the 1X7IV output as a composite signal, you can use Show- maker's genlock control track to switch between the two types of images. FDD OMM Animations are a bit of a problem, however; Showmaker plays animations slowly. I would not suggest using Showmaker to play animations on anything but an accelerated machine, and even fast machines can bog down with hi-rcs overscan animations. Since Showmaker is strictly timeline based, it does not take this into account. While a requester shows you how many times the anim will play as you drag out its length along the time line, this information is irrelevant if the anim cannot play at full speed. The only way around this is to play the animation and adjust the timeline accordingly. Another limitation with animations is that you cannot set events to happen when a specific frame plays, but only at a specific time. This means you will fiddle a lot in order to get such things as sound effects to happen at exactly the t ight frame during an animation. This is a bit annoying. A Word On Fonts Showmaker provides some text support (and comes with a disk full of some very usable fonts, along with two disks of backgrounds), but it does not support Colorfonts. You can type in a text string, and the program automatically flies it across the screen with outlines and drop shadows. As nice as this sounds, I found it very counter-intuitive to use one of the interface’s few failings. I could seldom get the effect I wanted. It would have been much better to allow on-screen text placement, as in Amiga Vision. It would he even better to he able to add brush moves as well as text moves. Another annoyance is that its assign script reassigns fonts to the Showmaker font directory without telling you, which is something you might find puzzling when other programs can’t find your system fonts. One of the features strongly touted by Gold Disk is intelligent preloading, but sometimes it feels like you're dealing with an idiot savant. 1 had to run a presentation several times (without changes) before it figured out the preload timing. Before you can see how it will ultimately look, every change you make requires you t > run the presentation once through just to update the preloading information. The biggest disappointment for me is that Showmaker does not directly support SMPTK time code, the start-? Necron’s back in town and he wants revenge. Only you - in the guise of Hegor the Barbarian - have the courage, strength and stupidity to face the challenge: It’s time once again to don your dented helmet, tie your sweaty breechcloth, sharpen your rusting sword and move your big feet in the direction of danger. 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By the way, Gold Disk suggests using the J.L. Cooper PPS-100 SMPTE-to-MTC converter ($ 399.95), but the less expensive PPS-2 for $ 169.95 will also do the job. You can contact J.L. Cooper Electronics at No other software gives you the power and control over your creativity the way that KCS 3.5 with MPE does. This is the system you've been waiting for with 48-track sequencing, realtime graphic editing, scoring, and MIDI mixing. And if that's not enough, we have a complete line of products including Copy ist, X-oR, M, TIGER Cub, Phantom, and Music Mouse. From beginner to serious professional, we have musical products to fit your need. Dard method in the video world for synchronization. Instead, it supports something called Midi Time Code (MTC). MTC was designed to be a bridge between SMPTE Time (Tide and MIDI. It is in use in studios that heavily support both MIDI and SMPTE, but it is not at all common in most video studios. In fact, I was unable to find MTC capability in any of the Los Angeles area Amiga video studios (and they are quite well- equipped). Once you try it, you'll be convinced. KCS Track Play KCS Graphic Editing KCS AutoMix i * 13478 Beach Ave, Marina Del Rev, CA 90292; telephone 213 306-4131 Overall, I rate Showmaker high for ease of use. It can do things other programs cannot as easily do such as control the Video Toaster and its MIDI features are great. Still, I would like to see the addition of better animation control and frame synchronization, some level of interactivity (even though I know this is contrary to the whole philosophy), color cycling for pictures, Colorfont support, better text handling, and transitions other than wipes pulls and slides, for example. Since much of what you can do is rela- J lively complex, the manual also needs some examples and additional information on external devices and other advanced features. Judging by a call I made to tech support, that service could be improved as well. Showmaker is not a replacement for interactive presentation software, and it does require some heavy-duty hardware to make f ull use of it, but if you need Toaster control or synchronization to MIDI, it can do the job for you with a minimum of fuss. HAM-E It ads the mustard. By Sheldon Leemon WHEN IT COMES to computer displays, a multitude of colors usually means a lot of money often exceeding the price of the computer itself. If* vou have always thought that you J O couldn’t afford to enhance your Ami- r ga's display capabilities, it's time you looked at HAM-E ($ 299.95), from Black Belt Systems. HAM-E oilers admittance to the fascinating world of “true color” display with minimal fiscal discomfort. Plug, Tweek, and Display Installing the 8x10-inch HAM-E adapter is effortless. Simply plug your monitor cable into HAM-E and connect the device to your Amiga’s RGB port with the cable provided. After you plug in the included wall transformer for power, you’re ready to go. The first time you use your HAM-E, you may have to fine-tune it with an external adjustment screw (in the case of older versions, the screw is internal). I had ? Circle 17 on Reader Service card. Say goodbye to rough, jagged letters on all of your printouts. Until now, quality output was only possible from expensive desktop publishing programs or PostScript™ printers. Now any printer supported by Workbench™ printer drivers can be utilized to its fullest capabilities. Final Copy™ is the first and only word processor on the Amiga to offer high- quality outline fonts. And that's not all...Check out the rest of Final Copy's1" great features. Never before has a program like this been available. Check out the price. If you are interested in a quality word processor, you will not find a better value than Final Copy.™ Outline Fonts:
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16. 7 million, as compared with the Amiga lo-res screen's 32 colors from a palette of 4096. As you might have guessed from its name, HAM-E also features an extended HAM mode. This special HAM-E mode is similar to the normal Amiga C* i 1AM mode in that it uses compression techniques to achieve 18-hit color (up to 262,144 colors at once) from eight bits of data. While the compression diminishes precise control over individual pixel color, a larger color palette makes it much easier for software to eliminate the color streaks or “(ring- mg” that you sometimes see in 11 AM images. Prolific Programming No matter how many new graphics modes a device like HAM-E provides, thev are useful only if there is software 4 4 support. Black Belt has taken particular care both to develop its own software and to facilitate outside development. Consequently, HAM-E enjoys more software support than any other Amiga color-cnhanccmenl device. Bundled with it are three major programs: Convert, Register Paint, and Image Professional. Convert lets you transform images from any ol a number of standard Amiga graphics formats into a 24-bit IFF format that HAM-E image-processing and paint programs can read directly. It handles all of the standard Amiga display-mode files, including HAM and Extra Halibriie, the more exotic Sliced HAM and Dynamic hi-res, and proprietary formats used by some ray-tracing programs such as QRT. DKB, Sculpt, and Silver. Although designed to run From the Cl.I. Convert does pm up file requesters for source and destination files. Once your pictures are in 24-bit format, you can convert them to one of IIAM-E’s formats by using Image Professional (provided with HAM-E) or the shareware program, Render24, by Thomas Krehbiel, Because HAM-E's hardware interprets display data differently than the Amiga’s native display hardware, you can store HAM-E mode pictures as normal Amiga IFF files. This means that almost any program that can display IFF files including interactive presentation programs like AmigaVi- Con tinned on p. 100. FLAMES OF FREEDOM A new Ice Age ravaged the world, toppling traditional governments and destroying law and order. When the ice finally melted, the survivors found another, more ruthless menace: the Saharan Empire, a brutal, totalitarian regime determined to control and manipulate everything in its path; an empire so powerful it can only be defeated from within. As a member of C.O.B.R.A.. an underground resistance movement, you must promote discontent and revolution among the empire's populace through high-risk undercover operations that push your resourcefulness and judgement to the limit. Can you spark a tiny flame of freedom into a wildfire of revolution? Three different modes of play: Training. Firelight and Campaign. Sophisticated character generation lets you choose your character's appearance, as well as psychological and physical characteristics. Over 4000 distinctive characters to interact with. Over a quarter million square miles of accurately- mapped 3-D terrain, drawn with light-sourced fractal graphics. Mission options include rescuing political leaders, destroying shipping convoys, sabotaging power stations ambushing Imperial troops and smuggling arms to the resistance. ADAM ABOOTT COMKTIOM HinUI 2 Otrfray BfUCt, Piftrtd dMettf l-j thm kocjJ poputftNc* MASTERS OF STRATEGY SERIES Marketed by MicroProse Software. Inc. For IBM-PC Tandy compatibles and Amiga. For the latest information on release dates and availabilities, call MicroProse Customer Service at 301 -771-1151 9 am to 5 pm EST. Weekdays 1991 MicroPlay IBM screens shown. Actual screens may vary. C*clc 80 on Reader Serv.ce card ALL-STAR GAMES ? ? ? ? Amiga World All-Star Games Balloteers: Joe DiCara, Jeff James, Graham Kinsey, Rob Lawrence, Peter Olafson, John Ryan, and Leah Wesolowski The season is almost over. It’s time, once again, to assemble a “Dream Team” from among the year’s best games releases. We scouted the best, put them to the test, and came up with top plays of 1991. As with other sports, at Amiga World we choose our All-Star lineup by ballot. Hut we choose our choosers for their experience. Between them, our ’91 Amiga World games panelists have played probably even' game released for the Amiga this year, that is, since we chose last year’s Top 10 (see p. 20, Nov. ’90). Amiga World's All-Star ballots are more complicated than those of the American and National Leagues. Our panelists rated the contenders on a scale of I to 10 in three areas. “How challenging is the game?” we asked. “How good are the graphics and sound?” And finally, “How likely are you to go back to play it again and again?” We then totalled and divided these scores to come up with an EFA (Earned Fun Average), which told us where each game placed on the roster. Now, with numb thumbs, blistered firebutton lingers, and dog-eared maps depicting other worlds, our panelists come forward, not only to give you their top ten picks, but to give you some hints on how to master the masters. Please see the second part of the article, headed Pinch Hitters (p. 36), for a list of the games that would have made it onto the A-Team “if only... ” For clarification as to how we categorized the games, see the sidebar, Which Position Do Vou Play? For some stats on the voters and their top choices of all time, see Players' Lineup. Finally, for a look at games guru Peter Olafson’s public-domain and shareware choices, of the year, check out the sidebar, Peter’s PD Principals. To locate game vendors, see the “Manufacturers' Distributors* Addresses** list on ;. 118. ? ILLUSTRATED BY FRED LYNCH AmigalVorld 31 A I L - S T A R G A M E S The Amiga World All-Star balloteers heartily recommend all of’the games list- J o ed here, saying “If you play them, you’ll have fun!" 1 ~ EYE 01 THE beholder I Role-playing adventure JLV7SSI Electronic Arts, $ 49.93 The first release in SSI’s new Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Legend series of first-person, WYSIWYG role-playing games, this gorgeous adventure is sei in the labyrinths beneath the Forgotten Realms city of Waterdeep. The Lord of Waterdeep has commissioned your band of adventurers to find and eliminate the source of a growing evil about the cilv. You and your band of ¦1 Aj • __ it smIIs tvrriblv hw«* up to five other characters must light your way through 12 tortuous levels of monsters, traps, and tricks. The graphics are excellent, and the game is exciting. “Out-performs Dungeon Muster with its superior graphics and storyline. An excel lent example of the right way to port an MS-DOS product to the Amiga, Eye of the Beholder is a must-buy for any fantasy role-playing gamer." JJ "The you-are-there graphics and eerie sound is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat." JR “ didn't have to read the manual to play and understand it.” IAV Place a dagger in each to open a secret chamber. LW A thief is nearly useless late in the * game. Map carefully and bump into even' wall to discover secret doors. Don’t stand in one place and bash it out with high-level monsters slash and move instead. J R 9 DUNGEON MASTER 2: CHAOS STRIKES BACK Role-playing adventure FTL, $ 39.95 Chaos takes up where Dungeon Master left off. Having defeated the "Dark Lord" in Dungeon Master, you find that the Lord of Chaos had forseen his demise and built a new dungeon before it look place. You command a party of four, who must enter separate dungeons to find the pieces of corbuni and toss them into the Fulya Pit. A character editor allows you to port characters from Dungeon Master and redefine them. "Definitely not for novices. Chaos offers more ways for your characters to be obliterated than any other role-playing game that's on the market. ” J] "Beautiful graphics, intriguing puzzles, and intense game play." LW Don't play this with Chaos-created characters it's probably too tough for them. Use your team from Dungeon Master, instead. PC) In the first room of the dungeon, spend your coins wisely. Some items are necessary for later success. If you are continually foiled bv four
• J knights in one of the dungeons, open tfie trap door on the middle level and get tfie knights to follow you up the stairs. When all four are standing on the trap door, release it. They will fall through two levels to their demise, and you can then pick their bones for treasure. LW In the first room there is a pressure plate under your characters’ feet when the game begins. Moving your characters off the plate and then back onto it releases more poisonous worms into the room. -JJ 8ISHIDO: THE WAY OF THE STONES Strategy Accolade, $ 54.95 An electronic board game that's played with tiles, Ishido has ancient, oriental roots. It looks deceptively simple at first, but becomes increasingly challenging and demanding as you learn the skill and strategy involved. The object is to place as many tiles as you can on the board. Depending on the combinations you create in their placement, you receive points (plan your moves carefully to create high-scoring four-way matches). You can play in solitaire or cooperative, and in tournament or challenge modes. The File Editor allows you to create your own tiles if vou tire of die selections
• J available. "Ishido is The only true challenger to Shanghai. ” -]D HINTS: Selection of a well-balanced party is essential to success. I’ve found that a party consisting of a Human Ranger, a Dwarf Fighter, an Elf Magic-user Thief and a Human Cleric wor ks well. Jj Keep your eyes open for odd-colored patches on the walls usually a good indicator that the wall is not as solid as it seems. PO On Level 2. There are four horizontal nines on the walls of different chambers. Use your gray matter. Plan your moves carefully. LW 7 AWESOME Action strategy Psygnosis, $ 59.99 With 360-degree multilayer scrolling, outstanding detail, and top-notch music, Awesome challenges you to light your way out of a dying solar system. You must travel through eight different planets in search of fuel, weapons, and a final way to escape before your destruction. Phis game takes space shoot-’em-ups to new heights. A I, L -STAR G A M E S ¦w nil "Demands acute reflexes and changeable strategies." RL If you’re having trouble getting oil to a good start, try heading to Follas from Aquoss, and then to Tundrars and Vol- curn. Concentrate on collecting disks and fuel from convoys. If you play your cards right at each station, you should be able to squeeze by with just enough gas and money. Don't pass up any bargains on weapons along the way, and try to buy mining lasers as soon as you can. RI. 6 THE KILLING GAME SHOW Arcade Psygnosis, $ 44.99 You, a captured criminal, are placed in a deadly game arena, where your struggle to escape is entertainment for a television audience. As you try to avoid hostile artificial lifeforms, a toxic liquid rises to (ill each of the 16 pits. You can pick '4.UIU. 000BMH90. Up weapons and tools to help you, but you can cany only one of each. The multitudes of destructive weapons and the oodles of beasties waiting to be vaporized add to the mavhem. A combination ladders-and-jumping game (a la Mario brothers on Nintendo) and shoot-everything-that-moves game, KGS is an an arcade-lovers dream. An in- stant-replay feature allows you to watch the action leading to your demise and take over just before death strikes. “This is (made fiction at its finger-blistering best. ” JJ “Exciting (in a sick sort of way) and quite a challenge." JJ V “7 he graphics and music are superior few other games come close. ” RL Besides shooting absolutely everything in sight, strategy boils down to one maxim: move it or lose it. -JJ 5 PRINCE OF PERSIA Arcade Broderbund, $ 39.95 A stunning game set in the era of the Arabian Nights, Prince of Persia finds you in the bowels of a palace, Hying to make your way through multiple levels in search of a kidnapped princess. Your ability to avoid traps and your sword- lighting skill (that is, your joystick dexterity) go a long way in determining your success or failure. "Once past the frustrating joystick operation, you will enjoy this game immensely. Gorgeous graphics and sound." -JR “The movement is so realistic that the joystick almost feels like an extension of your arm” P() HINTS: You can often break floor tiles just by the expedient of jumping up and down on them. -JR Be sure to hold down the firebutton as you jump and fall. It will allow you to grab ledges and thus save damage points, PO 4POWERMONGER Strategy Electronic Arts, $ 49.95 PowerMonger is the delightful, animated successor to Populous. As a king in search of a kingdom, you must raise Amiga World 33 an army and conquer the world's 195 territories. Although it is essentially a war game, you must win the loyalty of the people, all of whom have different personalities. You can invent things, build weapons, spy on the enemy, trade goods, and recruit people. Details sounds, graphics, and information contribute to PowerMonger’s excellence. One of the game’s highlights is the modem-play option. “1 truly fascinating game. With all the intricate and complex occurrences of a real world, PowerMonger is a mail'd. ” JJ HINTS It’s tempting to go instantly on the warpath and put everyone you meet to the sword. Vhile that may work for the first few scenarios, most of the game requires that you frugally use equal portions of diplomacy and combat to achieve your aims. JJ Don’t think in conventional terms. Sometimes it is best to avoid combat at the start of a scenario. PO 3 INDIANAPOLIS 500 Sports Electronic .Ai ts. $ 49.95 A racing simulation? That’s an understatement! Indianapolis 500 puts you on the last track, piloting your choice ol cars around the famous oval at breakneck speed. Practice, practice, and practice some more, then enter the qualifiers and go off to the races. Indy is loaded with customizable options: different cars, a multitude of adjustments, and 32 changeable opponents. “Never plays the same twice. Total action and realism. Demanding, yet easy at the lower levels." JI) "Indianapolis is about the best racing game on the Amiga. Great sounds, good speed, decent graphics. ” PO ? Ments produce the most dramatic speed increases. Cruise control lets rookies avoid getting in and out of the throttle, which allows smooth, fast turns and helps you achieve greater lap speeds. -JD HINTS Car setup is everything. Don’t deviate too much from stock settings; wing adjust- Practice to learn the dilllcuh transition between straights and curves, and vice versa. PO 2 WINGS Flight simulator Cinemaware, $ 49.95 Starting as a rookie fresh at the front and green under the wings, you hop into a sputtering, prop-driven biplane. T hen you’re off, zoomimg, diving, strafing, bombing, and dogfighting your way 240 thrilling WWI missions. All you’re chasing the elusive red baron across half of Europe. Cinema* ware’s trademark arcade sequences combine with an insightful (though often corny) diary of a WWI pilot to make an exciting and eveneducational game. While the final outcome remains the same each time you play (history does not change), the manner in which yon arrive there and at how great a cost always differs. "The dog fighting is sheer heaven. ” - PO “Wings is Indy greater than the sum of its parts.” !) Ill I i ii M lilllHMi If you want to make it past the 150th mission, stay with your wingmen. It's tempting to tear off from your main group and face the German air force alone, but it won’t get you far. -JJ When dogfighting, come at them from behind and above. They 11 never know what hit them. PO Don’t he afraid to ditch if you take a lot of damage, get outnumbered, or see thick ack-ack. It’s better to run and hide than to die. Save your game often, and if you’re going down, reboot fast! JD Don’t wait for the perfect moment to make your shot. Your wingmen are bloodthirsty, and unless you shower with bullets the first red speck you see, you will very likelv miss vour chance. RL Which Position Do You Play? MANY PEOPLE PREFER certain types of games over other kinds. To help you decide whether a game will pitch into your strike zone, we've categorized them below by type: ARCADE Arcade games challenge you to shoot, catch, avoid, or deflect objects that appear on the screen. While many arcade games require strategy, the emphasis is on joystick or mouse savvy. STRATEGY These games require thinking and planning. They include board-game adaptations such as Checkmate and (shido, and other real-world games such as SimCity. ACTION STRATEGY Some games emphasize strategy, but include arcade or arcade-like elements. At best, the arcade aspects are integrated flawlessly, although some excellent strategy games have been ruined by the addition of bad arcade sequences. ROLE-PLAYING ADVENTURES You assemble a team of wise and stalwart adventurers, equip them as best you can, and send them out into an imaginary world to pursue your aim. The challenge of these games is to develop characters that can overcome a final obstacle. Role-playing games generally require a greater time investment than any other type. FLIGHT SIMULATORS These games put you in the cockpit of an aircraft and feature ever-changing 3-D graphics that simulate the plane's movement through the sky. SPORTS Sports games simulate the play of a particular sport. Although some stress arcade skills while others stress strategy, their appeal is in letting you live out your sports fantasies. GRAPHIC ADVENTURES Like the older-style text adventures that offer text-only descriptions of your surroundings and accept typed responses, graphic adventures lead you through imaginary worlds, where your wits determine your progress. Graphic adventures, however, use images to enhance or replace text descriptions and usually have shorter or less detailed plots. V I I. - S I R ; >1 e s 1 LEMMINGS Act ion st rategy Psygnosis, $ 49.95 Lemmings challenges you to save the lives of suicidal, Green-haired rodents on 120 levels of mayhem. You must
o guide the lemmings from the entrance of the screen to the exit within a specified period of time and with minimal loss of lemming life. To aid you in this endeavor are several special abilities that you can assign to lemmings. The scenario generator editor keeps this game from ever getting old. "One of the most ingenious and entertaining game releases for the Amiga." JJ “Don * expect to sleep until you 're done. Insanely addictive." PO Don’t want to explode your blockers? Digging the ground out from under their feet transforms blockers into normal lemmings. -JJ Always pause the game after entering a level, and scroll around to have a good look at the task facing you. PO Player’s Lineup BESIDES ASKING OUR panelists to select the top games of the year, we asked them to tell us their favorite Amiga game of all time. Joe DiCara and his three sons became "immediately hooked" on computer games when they bought a Mattel Intellivision ("we probably bought every game made for the machine"). Later, in searching for the "ultimate game machine," they found the Amiga and got hooked on action simulations. Is it any surprise then that Joe's top pick of all time is Indy 500 (this year's number 3)? He likes it because it is realistic, complete, and easy to control, but mostly because it "guarantees hours of fun and challenge." "Absolutely the greatest ' says Joe. Jeff James, a college senior, began delving into computers and games with equal vigor in the eighth grade. Pen-and-paper RPGs and war games soon gave way to gaming "on every computer Commodore has had the temerity to make." Number one on Jeff's all-time hit parade is Cinemaware's Rocket Ranger ($ 49.95). "With a superlative plot, plenty of arcade action, and a Risk-like strategy portion, Rocket Ranger made me feel like I was actually there, saving the Earth." Hint: Pay particular attention to the strategic elements. Keep a list of the countries you have searched, so you won't waste a lot of time backtracking. Graham Kinsey, a former product demonstrator for Commodore, has reviewed scores of games both commercial and public domain not only for AmigaWorld, but also for Amazing Computing, Compute!, and the former Commodore Magazine. Graham's favorite game of all time is Empire ($ 49.95, Interstel), a game of conquest. "Empire has a truly elegant user interface that allows for almost effortless control. How many other games would you still be playing four years after you bought them?" Hint: Never stop looking for neutral cities, even when you're entrenched in attrition-style combat. At the age of six, Rob Lawrence, now a high- school senior, kept his parents busy trying to drag him out of arcades. When they got him home, he played games on an Atari 2600 and a C-64. Now he devotes his free time to Amiga entertainment, especially fantasy role-playing adventures. Rob's favorite game of all time: Ultima IV ($ 59.95, Origin Systems). "The Ultimas are highly interactive adventures in which you create or recruit characters to defeat evil. There are vast worlds, cities, and dungeons to explore, and each game usually requires hundreds of hours of playing time. Ultima IV is a true masterpiece, wherein only the keen and perceptive can survive. It draws you in to the point where you no longer just play the game; you live it." Hint: Here are a couple of words to live by: VERAMOCOR, INFINITY... Peter Olafson, author of AmigaWorld's monthly games-tips column. Crib Notes, is the games topic leader on Genie's Starship Amiga. He is also an assistant sysop in that network's Games Roundtable. His work has appeared in Computer Gaming World, PC Games, and Compute's Amiga Resource. Peter's all-time favorite game: Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders ($ 19.95), an adventure from Lucasfilm Games. "The games I bought around the same time I bought my Amiga (in 1987) left an indelible mark on me, as did the Amiga's enchanting technology. These included Zak and Carrier Command, but Zak wins on a technicality. We love Zak for its detail, puzzles, size, its spoofs of pop culture, the corny disguises the aliens use...and because Zak just seems to be a regular guy." Hint: The temple mazes will prove confusing unless you map them. John Ryan has written scores of game reviews for AmigaWorld and for RUN, the C- 64 C-128 magazine. His favorite game of all time is Reach for the Stars ($ 44.95, Strategic Studies Group), a strategy title. "A supreme study in strategy and tactics, this game is so configurable and playable that I find myself coming back to it time and time again. It's the only game that has found a permanent spot on my hard drive." Hint: Place a ring of fighters around important planets to act as a tripwire in case of attack. Invest heavily in technology as soon as possible in order to develop Class 4 ships. Leah Wesolowski, a serious games enthusiast, has written on the subject of games for both AmigaWorld and Computer Gaming World. Leah shares Graham Kinsey's taste in choosing Empire as her absolute favorite. "Where is it written that a game must be full of wild graphics and a Grammy-win.iing score to be good? Empire is a no-frills game that's full of good, clean fun!" AmigaWorld 35 PINCH HITTERS It's hard to limit the best games to ten. Here are ten more that qualify to pinch- hit for the A-Team: Hint: The code to enter level 2 with full supplies and in perfect health can be found in the manual. PO nTHE IMMORTAL Role-playing adventure Electronic Arts, $ 49.95 Using a joystick, you guide a wizard in search of his mentor through eight levels of over 50 rooms filled with traps, monsters, and other obstacles. Gameplay is often fast and furious; 3-1) graphics and animations are gorgeous. 12 ARMOUR-GEDDON Psy gnosis, A sophisticated concoction of intense wargaming and arcade action. To save the Earth from destruction, you must develop vehicles and weapons while fighting a relentless opponent. "Plows away almost every other Amiga 3-D simulation I’ve seen. In my opinion, this is the best game of the year." RL “Games come and they go. The I'm mortal is a work of art, and if will endure. PO Hint: Learn to use telepods. They are the key to the game. PO ? Peter’s PD Principals TWO THINGS QUICKLY became apparent when I set out to choose the best 10 shareware and public-domain games of 1991. One is that this process has actually become easy. There's no more scrambling through the disk box when I get to number seven, and there's nothing really mundane in the bunch. (I'm only sorry about the handful I've had to leave out.) These games are becoming, in many cases, next to indistinguishable from their commercial counterparts in play, graphics, and sound. The second is that, as with commercial games, much of the best work is now coming from overseas especially from Europe, where the Amiga enjoys a position as the preeminent game computer. Roughly half of these games are from outside the US.
10. ETERNAL ROME By Sven Hartrumpf A complex, multiplayer strategy game of conquest, set in the Imperium Romanum. Available on many BBSs in a "tryware" sample version. 9, HEADGAMES! By Neil Sorenson Sorenson has established himself as one of the premier shoot-'em-up construction-kit game creators. His two other games Webz and the recent Crypt of the Necromancer are both worth your attention, but this stylish shooter is his gem.
8. A tie: JUST YOUR BASIC MISSILE COMMAND By Max Bithead There've been several attempts at Missile Command on the Amiga, and this one, to my mind, is the best and most authentic. AMEGARACE By Leopold Soft A seamless and hopelessly addictive version of a classic stand-up arcade game.
7. WIZZY'S QUEST By Guido and Soren Appenzeller This German game (rather in the style of Electronic Zoo's excellent Spherical) is unlike anything else here and there's precious little like it for the Amiga in general. It's a finished, high-resolution, 50-level arcade game with all kinds of charming touches. It casts you as a wizard who must create and dissolve blocks to free a computer-controlled companion. And then get yourself and your companion out the exit door. Not easy, but there's a password every five levels, so you can pick up where you left off.
6. Megaball Megaball 2.0 By Ed and Al Mackey OK, OK, I suppose Breakout clones are a bit old-hat these days, but this one is every bit as good as the commercial versions (if not better), with fluid play and sterling graphics and sound. And if you register your copy (for S15), you will get a MegaBall editor.
5. NEBULA By Steven J. Smith and Paul N. Gould This is a glorious three-dimensional shoot- 'em-up from Australia, with polygon-filJ graphics rather in the style of Stellar 7. But it is blessed with remarkable speed and lots of nice features (not to mention that the enemy vehicles blow up very nicely).
4. OMEGA 1.5 Port by Klavs T. Pedersen Imported from the IBM world. Omega is a giant hack-and-slash game in the fashion of Hack, Larn, and Moria, but with a stronger role- playing flavor. It has a good-sized city, a handful of villages, and the usual dungeons, and there's a good amount of character interaction. Although Omega has been out for a couple of years with monochrome, character-based graphics, seeing this real Amiga version with color graphics in the style of the Ultimas is like seeing it for the first time.
3. DUNGEON Translation by Loren J. Rittle I have always wanted to play all three of the Zorks as one game, (infocom put them under one wrapper, but did not link the programs.) With Dungeon, that's finally possible. An Amiga version of the original DEC mainframe game, it contains most of the material that appeared in the commercial versions, and it is simply a joy to visit an intact Great Underground Empire.
2. LLAMATRON By Llamasoft A knockout version of the old arcade game, Robotron, in which you are charged with dispatching a hilarious assortment of nasty Gaunts (ranging from soft-drink cans to Zippy the Pinhead-type faces) and saving friendlies (known as Beasties). This English game is simple, but packed with sound, visions and general silliness it exploits to a T the power of the Amiga.
1. RINGS OF ZON By George Broussard This US-made shareware game, the first of a trilogy, is a superb Amiga adaption of the famous Kroz adventures on the IBM. With such gorgeous music, tough puzzles, stylish looks, and a long shelf life, it's difficult to imagine any adventurer having the heart to put this down. Peter Olafson 7 Steps to Excellence 0 START WITH A POWERFUL TEXT EDITOR PageLiner makes typing easy, with a real WorkBeneh 2 interface and powerful formatting options. Q USE THE BEST AMIGA ILLUSTRATOR You should turn to the best Amiga illustrator to create your drawings. Art Expression combines features like auto-tracing, text- in-shape and blend to give you total creative freedom. PUT THEM TOGETHER WITH PAGESTREAM Other programs claim to be the ultimate in desktop publishing, but only PageStream constantly leads the way with more features than any other program. And PageStream 2.2 is the best release yet! CAN YOU COUNT TO 600? Desktop publishing is nothing without fonts, and we have more than anybody else. The Soft-Logik Typeface Library has 600 PostScript Type 1 fonts! SO YOU CAN'T DRAW. Let’s face it, some of us shouldn’t be allowed to use pencils or brushes. That’s why we’re introducing the Soft-Logik Graphic Library, with 15 volumes of amazing PostScript graphics. O TOUCH UP PICTURES BME is an amazing new program to crop and edit bitmap pictures. Zoom in and clean up your scans pixel by pixel! Q HOTLINK YOUR DTP SYSTEM! Software tools are great, but it’s time they started working together. That's why we've created HotLinks for the Amiga. HotLinks is an Inter-Program Communications system which lets your programs Hfll'itl IlfeC exchange data in real time, on one computer and across networks. * ¦ f If mw So, instead of spending time importing text and graphics, you can spend more time being creative. “the Amiga desktop publishing king of the hill.” AmigaWorld “a jewel of a program.” Amazing Amiga “PageStream delivers outstanding performance at an outstanding price.” .Info “the heavyweight champion.” AmigaUser International Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation • We give you the tools to dream. Call us for more informal ion: J -800-829-8608 PageLiner, PageStream 2.2, The Typeface and Graphics Library, BME and HotLinks available Winter '91. Art Expression Coming Soon! Circle 46 on Reader Service card. PageLiner Art expression o o o (i A VI E S S T A R V I, I 1 O ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE JL O DARK Graphic adventure Accolade, $ 59.95 Explore the 800-room Castle Killbra- gant, dispatch its inhabitants, and solve its puzzles as you try to rescue Elvira. “It’s sexy and violent, and perhaps too much for the younger set. But there's lots going on: vibrant graphics, great sounds, and slick game play, to name a few.7' PO Hint: Get every herb and spice, no matter what the risk to obtain it. -JD 1 A SHADOW OF THE BEAST II 1 T Action strategy Psygnosis, $ 59.95 This sequel to the original arcade game is much more of an adventure, with more difficult puzzles, character interaction, and a deep, dark game world. The graphics and animations are really extraordinary. “Better than the original" GK Hint: If you can’t solve one puzzle, move ahead to another. They are often related. PO 1 K F-I9 STEALTH FIGHTER 1 ». ) Flight simulator Micro Prose, $ 59,95 Fly an F-19 or F-117A in thrilling missions against a variety of real-world opponents. Easy to learn, yet complex, with scores of on-board features and hundreds of missions. “Offers a myriad of flying options that hard-core Jlight-sim fans crave. Really comes to life on an accelerated Amiga.” JJ Hint: Keep a low profile. LW 1 ? THE SECRET OF MONKEY X v7 ISLAND Graphic adventure Lucasfilni Gaines, $ 59.95 You are Guy Threepwood, a would-be pirate who must prove himself by completing three difficult trials. Detailed graphics, witty dialogue, and a surprise ending. “A delightful mix of humor, swashbuckling adventure, and mind-bending puzzles. A welcome change from the all-loo-standard alien zapping and dragon-slaying." JJ Hint: Pick up everything you come across. Even red herrings can be put to good use. PO 1 M BANDIT KINGS OF AN- i CIENT CHINA Strategy’ Koei, $ 59.95 You, the famous Bandit King, must gather together enough followers and territory to challenge the evil Gao Qui, who has seized power. "Combines warfare, politics, and ancient Chinese culture into a smooth, great-looking game that exploits many of the Amiga's strengths." JR Hint: Don’t spread your army too thin. Keep one territory strong so you can counterattack if your weaker territories become overrun. -JR 1 OOBITUS X O Role-playing adventure Psygnosis, $ 59.99 Obitus combines the exploration of forests, mines, and underground complexes with parallax-scrolling arcade action. The game is similar to Dungeon Master, but with slicker graphics, more arcade elements, and moodier sound accompaniment. "Impressive fluid-frame animation in the labyrinth sequences. ” RL Hint: Pick up every thing you can cany. JJ 1 Q CARTHAGE X J Action strategy Psygnosis, $ 44.99 A cross between Ben Hur and Risk, Carthage mixes arcade chariot-racing with Byzantine strategic options. You must organize and lead a strategic defense against a multiarmy Ro- man invasion of Carthage. ‘ ‘ he only wa r ga me that in - eludes a real-time, tactical-level combat segment. ” GK Hint: The roads used in the chariot scenes are not very random. Learn to recognize the patterns of dead wood to save time and money. GK O A STAR CONTROL J Action strategy Accolade, $ 49.95 Join either the despotic, power-hungry Ur-Quan confederacy or the peaceful Alliance of Free Stars in a bid for galactic dominance. Choose either a pure arcade shoot-'em-up or play the hill strategy game. Nice graphics; excellent sound effects. "The two-player modes are really a tremendous blast. Nothing beats frying your friend in a congenial game of galactic con- quest. ” -JJ Hint: Always use any special weapons at your disposal. JD ¦ Built to Blast: A GUIDE TO DO-IT-YOURSELF GAMING Game-construction kits aren ’t just for text adventures anymore. Now you can build your own fun 7io matter what your style. ?> By Peter Olafson i has happened to most game players at one time or another. You buy a game. You play the game. You dislike (he game. With a vengeance. You glare down the throat of your 14-inch monitor and growl. "Even I could do better than this.” Maybe you even say something that cannot appear in a nice family Amiga magazine. For most game players, that’s an empty boast. They may be muscle- bound mercenaries, or ell paladins, or cyberpunks, but most are not programmers. They may have the drive and imagination to build a game, but they don’t have the skill or the tools. Talk to them about “code,” and they’ll ask for the password to "Mayhem” Level 30 in Lemmings. Mention a subroutine, and they’ll boot up Wolf Pack. The tools game-construction ? Kits keep arriving, however, and there has never been a better time for Amiga owners to take the power of game-making into their own hands. The kits aren’t just for text adventures anymore, either. Programs are also available for building shoot-’em-ups, war games, and graphic and three-dimensional adventures, and there are any number of scenario, level, and map editors around. All it takes is a few sheckels and the uninterrupted use of your left brain. Some organizational and planning skill is useful, too, however. You can jump into a game-making pro- IILLUSTRATED BY DEVIS GREBU AmigaWorld 39 It I I I, T I 0 B 1 A S T gram and just putter around, but, as with most long trips, you’re not going to get much of anywhere unless you bring a map. Keep in mind also that while many of these programs don’t require programming experience, it certainly doesn’t hurt, and it may take the sting out of a long learning curve. None of these are exactly boot-and-shoot products. Surveying the Possibilities Caveats out of the way, here’s a map of what’s available in the do-it-yourself field. There are currently at least half a dozen products on or close to the market, with others in the public domain or available as shareware. If you gel lived of the lash of creation (even God. Rested on the seventh day, after all), yon can have A CS write a new adventure on its own. .And still others are looming around the corner. (For instance, we can expect a Lemmings construction kit from Psygnosis later this year, and a Bard’s Tale kit from Interplay sometime early in 1992.) We’ll try to touch on all of the current hatch in this survey. The first game-maker for the Amiga came out in 1985, when Electronic Arts ported Stuart Smith’s charming Adventure Construction Set (ACS) to its favorite home computer. This collection of three easy-to- use construction sets fantasy, spy mystery and science- fiction allows you to create graphic adventures very like the the ones with which the designer made his name (Ali Baba and Return of Heracles). There’s space in each for 240 rooms, 335 text messages, and 500 creatures either the ones supplied with the game or new ones designed according to your own tastes. If you get tired of the task of creation (even God rested on the seventh day, after all), you can have ACS write a new adventure on its own or finish an incomplete one for you a pleasant feature other adventure- maker creators would do well to emulate. Regrettably, ACS has been discontinued, hut you can still find the program in bargain bins and mail-order ads for $ 10 or so, and that’s an indisputable bargain. (There’s also a fair-sized library of games created with the program that can occasionally be found on bulletin hoards. You’ll need ACS to play them, however,) It wasn’t long before the first Amiga text-adventure maker turned up, and since then there have been several, the best of them allowing a sophistication comparable to the games released hv Infocom (tfie benchmark by which all text adventures are judged). Typically, they consist of a compiler to turn your prose into game code, a debugger to bomb the mistakes, and an engine that makes the game go. Bv mv count, there are at least three text adventure- J making programs available either as shareware or in the public domain: ADVSYS (a 1986 program by David Betz), the Adventure Definition Language, or ADL (Tim Brengleand Ross Cunniff, 1987), and Gamescape (Dennis Drew, 1988), You should be able to find these on electronic bulletin hoards or for a nominal fee via the mail-order houses that deal in user-supported software. Then, in 1989 came Kevin Kelm’s Text Adventure Construction Language, or TACL, as it is usually known, a commercial product offering the ability to construct text adventures with graphics, speech, sound and music and virtually unlimited in size. (You can find a demo pack of sample TACL adventures, as well as the distributable adventure player, on bulletin hoards and in disk collections.) We haven’t heard much about it lately, but the program is still around. It’s been in the cocoon of development for 13 months, and by the time you read this, it should have reemerged from its TACL box as Aegis Oxxi’s Visionary. Visionary won’t have any- tiling in common with TACL beyond the author and a five-figure room limit. It’s described by Aegis as a “virtually open-ended development system” designed for both the novice and the experienced programmer that uses 60 commands, a set of graphics tools and 19 mathematical operations to reduce technical harriers to the creation of text, graphic and animated Sierra-style adventures, thus leaving game authors greater freedom to pursue their art. This is a BASIC-type game-creation language rather than a construction kit, hut Visionary’s mother tongue isn’t far removed from the English language. It’s possible for the nonprogrammer to scan the source code and figure out roughly what’s going on. Yet, despite that aimed-for ease of use, the size and complexity of Visionary games can he staggering. They will accommodate up to 65,534 rooms and 65,535 objects and non-player characters (each with 32 attributes) and the same number of subroutines. They can handle up to 25 IFF graphic screens, 25 digitized IFF sounds or ten fonts and ten animations in memory at once, and almost 4.3 billion characters of text. The production notes indicate that the only real limit is the amount of memory available for compiling. In other words, you can create a finished game world that is almost incalculably huge, or incalculably deep. That’s up to you. The program had just completed pre-release testing as this article was being prepared, and the finished product was due out Oct. 1 at a price of $ 99,95 (watch for a review in a later issue). Oxxi also plans to release the Visionary Interactive Editor a text editor that automatically corrects syntax on Nov. 1 as an upgrade for registered owners. In addition, there’s a Visionary hook in the works, with a disk oflibraries, and there will be a section de- ? DESIGNWORKS. THE PERFECT CREATIVE TOOL FOR THE AMIGA MIND Put Design Works To Work For You Unleash The Artist Within If you’ve been looking for a fast, easy-Lo-use, high quality structured drawing program, look no further. Natural Talent Required Now you can unleash the artist within with Design Works, 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 Setf-Expression Is Now The Least Expensive m 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. Fnsi and intuitive structured drawing Create lines, rectangles, ovals, 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 to each other Automatic grid snap Group objects together Variable line thickness Customizable multi-color fill patients 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 the same lime Inch or centimeter rulers Near-PostScript quality printing on dot-matrix pnntcrs. Full -*096 color printing Complete printer control, including sideways printing Fully customizable Full support for Kickstart 2,0 Requires Kickstart 1.2 or later and 512K of memory Suggested retail price: $ 125.00 NEW HORIZONS 206 Wild Basin Road, Suite 109 Austin, Texas 78746 ( 512) 328-6650 Anugj* n a rcfO-Mcnx! Trademark ol Commodore Bu.'.inev. Machines. Inc DcsijpiWorlo1” is a trademark id New llortnms Software. 1m: Circle 64 on Reader Servrce card. Voted to the game-maker in Enchanted Realms (Digital Express), a magazine devoted to Amiga adventure games. The Field Expands Yisionarv is not the only dedicated game language out there, however. There is also AMOS The Creator. Mandarin Europress Software's Amiga version of its STOS. Originally released on the Atari ST. AMOS, however, is a more general language that can be used to create graphic-adventure or parallax- scrolling arcade games, demos and educational proYou’re probably muttering to yourself. "I could do better ” Go ahead. Build your own. - Go nuts. Ive’ve handed you the keys. Grams, or even, according to the developer, video- titling sequences of graphical databases. This weighty package includes a sophisticated AMOS Basic (with 500 commands), a sprite editor, four sample games, 80-plus sample programs, a 300-page manual and the first issue of the AMOS Club newsletter. The Creator’s creators have introduced an add-on disk containing a slew of new features, two upgrades
(1. 2 and 1.3, the latter adding 68000 assembler commands), and a compiler (itself upgraded) that is said to double the speed at which AMOS-built programs run. Also included is a compactor that crunches the programs an average of 60 percent. Moreover, a burgeoning library of AMOS-based games in addition to those that come with the program has begun to turn up on these shores via disk collections and BBSs, and I’ve recently seen an impressive demo for a three-dimensional version of the product. From a similar school but in the opposite direction geographically is the Blitz Basic compiler from Memory and Storage Technology (MAST) of Australia. It’s a speedy BASIC that's designed to make use of the Amiga’s custom chips, and it also emphasizes ease of use within its integrated environment. If you know BASIC, then learning Blitz will be a breeze. I don't know BASIC, but I’ve played a couple of games created with Blitz, and found them fast, colorful, and fun. There are some realms of game-making that I thought wotdd never come under user control, and one of these was the three-dimensional polygon-fill adventure. I should have just shut my mouth and watched, because here it is. Dornark’s 3D Construction Kit is a commercial version of Incentive Software’s Freescape system the engine used to create Total Eclipse, Dark Side, Driller, Castle Master and other games (a handful ol which saw release in this country under Cinemaware’s Spotlight label). Essentially, the program permits you to select, color, edit or even design outright polygon-fill objects, assign them characteristics, place them in an environment, add scripts and sampled sounds, and then save the whole thing as a stand-alone game. (.Vs with Visionary, the kit isn’t necessary to play it.) 3D Construction Kit comes with a fine game of its own, which should give you some bright ideas as to what to do. The product is currently available only as an import, but is expected to be released domestically via Accolade under a still- undetermined name incorporating “Virtual Reality” late this year or in the first quarter of 1992. Another English import is The Shoot ‘Em Up Construction Kit (released here bv Accolade under its Avan- tage budget line). Regrettably, it is out of print, but it can be found on budget racks and via mail-order houses at prices of around $ 15. The Kit consists of seven linked editors that govern sprites, objects, backgrounds, IFF sound samples, enemies, waves, and levels. Together, they can be used to create stylish, stand- alone, vertically-scrolling arcade games complete with title and instruction screens. You might want to see what S.E.U.C.K. can do before you plunge into some other program. Three good sample programs come on the second S.E.U.C.K. disk, and there’s a li- brary of about 30 shareware or public-domain games. Another Strategy If you prefer a more strategic approach to your shooting, you might want to look into war games. And there are a lot of them that can either be built from scratch or have some editing function: Paladin, Breach 2 and the forthcoming Rules of Engagement from Omni- trend Mindcraft. IntersteFs classic Empire, Three-Sixty’s Harpoon (which has a separate scenario editor), and Medalist's Universal Military Simulator II (whose Planet Editor should be out by now). Then there’s SSI s Wargame Construction Set, which was released for the Amiga last year. WCS allows you to recreate battles from virtually any era, or to ere-
* J ate fantasy encounters. You draw the map; you set 14 factors for each unit, ranging from type to strength to weapon; you determine how intimate the combat will be (from man-to-man to strategic level); and then you can test it out either against the computer or against a friend. Naturally it's a war game as well, with eight scenarios of its own both one- and two-player which you can tinker with to your heart’s content. Then again, if you’ve read this far, you’re probably muttering to yourself, “I could do better.” Go ahead. Build you own. Go nuts. We’ve handed you the keys. Now’s your chance to prove it. ¦ Peter Olafson writes the monthly Crib Notes column for AmigaWorld’? Game Preserve section. Write to him at 222 Henry St., Garden Apt., Brooklyn, NY 11202. IF YOU TURN on your Amiga and nothing happens, or if you pop in your favorite program and it suddenly fails to load, your First reaction might be to gather up your wounded charge and run to your nearest service center for a complete overhaul. According to some Amiga sen-ice technicians, however, up to half of the computers brought in for repair suffer from nothing more serious than misinstalled expansion boards, The Amiga Troubleshooter’s A little do-it-yourself tro ubleshooting can cure a lot of technical headaches. Check out this self-help course to find out how. (lipped switches, or software that has gone slightly awry. Unless there is blue smoke pouring from the back of the machine, your problem may be a simple one you can Fix yourself once you recognize its true nature. Even if your problem requires expert assistance, a little diagnostic work may reveal which source can best help you and what information you can offer in expediting the repair. The Symptoms A prime identifying symptom is the frequency of the problem: How often and how consistently does it occur? Some problems crop up every time you turn the computer on, while others appear only in certain circumstances. At the latter end of the spectrum are the problems that occur only once and go away by themselves, such as an unexpected guru visit or a balky program that will not respond to your command. You needn’t consid- er these real problems. Whether you attribute them to a momentary power spike, a runaway program in a multitasking system, or cosmic rays, you can write them off as simply one more episode in the the weird world of computing. One good way to determine if a problem is just a fluke is to turn off the computer and peripherals, let them sit for a few minutes, and then turn everything back on and try what you were doing over again. By doing this, you can make sure that a program you were running earlier did not leave some residual fallout (corrupt memory list, invalid pointers, and so forth) that later caused the problem. At the former end of the spectrum are blatant, persistent problems, such as a computer that appears to do absolutely nothing when you turn it on, or a printer that never prints. Although this kind of trouble may appear to be the most serious, it is often the easiest kind to diagnose and to remedy. The first questions to ask are the obvious ones: Is the computer ? Plugged in? Is the power turned on? Are all the cables connected tightly? Because a computer system is composed ol many interconnected parts, the key to troubleshooting the system is to methodically check every possible link in the chain, one at a time. T R 0 I II L E S II 0 0 T E R ’ S G Li I I) E When a problem started can also provide valuable clues. If you begin to have trouble right after installing a new piece of software or hardware, see if you can re- stoi c your system to its original state in order to get it working again. Then, review the installation procedure to sec if you have for- gotten some step. Hardware: Test Your System Let’s take the example of an Amiga 500 that appears to do nothing when you o turn it on. Your first reaction might be that “the computer is broken,” but things are usually not quite that simple. Check to see if the computer's power light comes on. If it doesn’t, the computer may not be getting any power from the wall socket or from its own power supply. To determine whether the wall outlet is supplying power, unplug the computer and test the outlet with a lamp you know to be in working order. If your computer equipment is connected to a power strip, check to make sure that the switch on the power strip is on and that all the outlets are working. If the outlet is fine, you should next check the power supply. If you have a voltmeter or multimeter, you can check to see whether there is any power output from the plug that goes from the power supply to the computer. If you do not have a meter, tty substituting another power supply for yours. Take your system to a friend or an Amiga dealer, and connect your power supply to an A500 that you know works. If the other computer works with your power supply, then your computer is at fault. If your computer works with the other power supply, then your power supply probably needs fixing. This type of investigation may seem tedious, but a computer system is composed of many parts, and the only way to identify O the location of the problem is to isolate each part and test it individually. There is nothing more frustrating than bringing one piece of computer equipment to a service technician and paying him to examine it, only to find that it is working perfectly well and that you have to bring in some other piece to test. ? In for Repairs IF YOU FIND you cannot avoid a trip ro the repair center, ir pays to be prepared. Most service technicians charge by the hour, so anything that you can do to facilitate the process will save you both time and money. The most helpful thing you can do is to make it as easy as possible for the repair person to recreate the problem. Service technicians cringe when they hear a complaint like “every once in while the screen goes goofy.” Be as specific as possible when it comes to describing the problem and the circumstances under which it occurs. Bring along every piece of hardware and software that may be involved. If your disk drive will load programs from some disks and not from others, bring examples of both. If vou are in doubt, call ahead and ask the technician what hardware and software to bring. If you have more than one local service center from which to choose, you may want to find out more about the facilities at each. Ask if they can do component-level repairs, as opposed to merely swapping out subsystems, and if they are capable of fixing monitors. Be wary of drastic solutions: For instance, if you are told that you need a mother- board replacement (a fairly expensive proposition), get specific details on what repair efforts were made before agreeing that your original board is beyond repair. If your problem arises within the warranty period (one year for computers purchased after February, 1991), be sure to bring your dated sales receipt when you bring your computer in, and also mention that this is a warranty repair. All authorized Amiga dealers are required to offer warranty repair service, so you should be able to simply bring the computer back where you bought it. If you purchased your computer by mail order, however, it is possible that you were not dealing with an authorized dealer; Commodore’s stated position is that this disqualifies you from warranty service. How can you tell who is authorized and who isn’t? When in doubt, call Commodore and ask. Also, before buying a system, keep in mind that one way vendors are able to offer a low price is by not providing warranty service. If you are denied warranty service because you unwittingly purchased your computer from an unauthorized source, or if you have a recurring problem that has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you might try complaining to Commodore’s Customer Satisfaction department. If you can make a good enough case, you may get extended warranty service even if you technically do not qualify under the rules. As stated in the main article, Commodore’s official position is that if you open the case of your computer for any reason even to install a Commo- dore-brand expansion board you void your warranty. As a practical matter, however, as long as you do not do any obvious physical damage when you add an expansion board, you probably will not be penalized. To be safe, however, it might be wise to ask your dealer to install the board for you, or to at least assure you that your warranty will be honored later on if you install it yourself J SL tanwrrri to! The best I Amiga digitiser has had the technicolour treatment. Vidi must be , one of the most exciting peripherals J you can buy for your Amiga. 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* * Full colour demonstration disk available for only $ 3.30 to cover P&P. Baird Rd., Livingston, Scotland EH54 7AZ. Sales Hotline: (44) 0506 466601 Fax: (44) 0508 414634 Software: Simplify and Experiment I Iardware problems are usually easy to identify " because they '¦affect any program that uses the hardware in question. A broken printer port will not print no matter which word-processing program you use, and a broken disk drive will not work with any disk. Software problems, on the ol her hand, are often more difficult to isolate, because they can arise from interactions with The Dirty Half-Dozen other programs, a particular version of the operating system, or a specific hardware configuration. Memory problems arc a good example of the interaction between hardware and software. If too much of your memory is being used by other tasks, you may not have enough left over for the new program you are trying to run, .As a result, some features of the program tnav not work correctly, it may fail to load, or, if it docs 4 J ' load, it may crash as soon as it tries to use more memory than is available. I he type of memory can be just as important as the amount. A program that requires a lot of chip memory, such as Professional Page or Pro Video Post, may not be able to start up if there are too many windows open on the Workbench screen even if you have plenty of fast memory available. If the graphics in a particular program do not display properly, or if the sound effects and music fail to play, the program may be storing its data in fast memory, instead of in chip memory, where .ALTHOUGH THERE ARE lots of different wavs for a computer it) malfunction, certain problems tend to crop up over and over again, Here are some of the most common problems that you can probably fix yourself:
1. SYMPTOM: An A2000HD wilt not boot to the Workbench screen, but instead stops at a blue CL I text screen with an error message. CAUSE: One of the programs that is usually accessed during the startup process has been erased from the hard drive or moved to a location where the system cannot find it. SYS:SYS- TEM FASTMEMFIRST, for example, is a likely suspect because it has an icon and, therefore, can easily be moved accidentally. SOLUTION: Boot from a Workbench floppy, and drag the FASTMEMFIRST icon from the System drawer on the floppy to the System drawer on the hard drive. Do not ever again move or delete anything from the System drawer.
2. SYMPTOM: Games disks keep becoming unreadable. No matter bow many times you have your disk drive checked or send av ay for replacement disks, the games work for a white and then suddenly stop working. CAUSE: If your disk drive will not read a disk, it is not necessarily the fault of the drive. Check the disk: It may simply be defective media, or you may be dealing with a heavily copy-protected game that some drives simply will not read. If the same disk keeps going bad, however, you may have a virus. SOLUTION: Check your entire disk collection with a program such as VirusX. Throw away that disk of neat European demos you got from your friend.
3. SYMPTOM: Your new A1084 monitor will not display anything. CAUSE: The A1084 comes with several different cables and more switches than the B&O railroad. To make things even more confusing, A1084 models seem to change every two weeks, and no two ever have the same kinds of connectors and switches. The odds are heavily against setting the right combination for use with the Amiga. SOLUTION: Make sure that you have plugged the cable that goes to the 23-pin video connector on the Amiga into the "RGB" or "Analog RGB" connector on the monitor, Make sure the "TTL ANALOG" or "RGB" switch is set in the “ANALOG" position. Make sure that the "RGB CVBS" switch is set to "RGB." Pray.
4. SYMPTOM: Your printer prints something, but not what you want it to print. CAUSE: Wrong printer driver or wrong switch settings on printer. SOLUTION: Install the correct printer driver and set Preferences for that printer. Most of the printer drivers are on the Workbench Extras disk, and you must use the InstallPrinter program in the Utilities drawer of the Workbench disk to move the right driver over to your Workbench. If you cannot find your printer on the list, try the appropriate "Epson" driver EpsonX for 9-pin printers, EpsonQ for 24-pin. The chances are good that one of these drivers will work with the default settings for your printer.
5. SYMPTOM: You cannot download programs with your modem. CAUSE: Most new modem users do not understand the vagaries of telecommunications (it ain't easy!). SOLUTION: Make sure that your terminal program uses the same communications settings as the computer you are calling (most default to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and these settings usually work with most computers). When downloading, you must first tell the remote computer to send the data (and what transfer protocol to use), then tell your terminal program to receive the data using that same protocol. If a particular BBS (bulletin board system) offers the option "Send file using Xmodem," for example, you can choose that option, tell the remote computer which file to send, and then, when it indicates that it is starting transmission, select "XModem Download" from your terminal program and specify what name to give the file that you receive. Because many files are compressed to save transmission time, most likely you will also need to learn how to use an "archiving," or file- decompression, program. Ask a veteran telecomm person for help (or consult previous AmigaWor d articles, "Pack It In." Aug. '90. P. 46, and "The Squeeze Play," May '89, p. 41).
6. SYMPTOM: A new memory board crashes the system or does not add the right amount of memory. CAUSE: Most memory boards require some configuration of jumpers, and, in some cases, additional chips. SOLUTION: If you have added the chips yourself, make sure that they are the same type as the chips already present in your system and that they are the same speed and facing in the same direction (alt of the little notches in the chips generally must face the same way). Make sure that all of the legs on each chip are inserted correctly into the socket. Check the instructions to find which sockets to use first, and then set the jumpers on the board to reflect the amount of memory you have added. SL TURN YOUR AMIGA INTO A VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM! ShowMaker"is the first package that turns your Amiga into a complete desktop video solution, providing sequencing of video, animation, and Toaster effects together with mattes* wipes, titling, and multi channel soundtracks. In short, ShowMaker lets you quickly and easily assemble full video productions on your Amiga. VIDEO PRODUCTION MADE EASY Integrate video, animations, music, effects, and more with the ease of the mouse. Show- Maker's unique Time-Line Production Interface gives you simple graphic controls to "layout’ the order and duration of your elements. ShowMaker lets you assemble your whole production, from animations and video to Toaster _ 1 effects and sound 1 * effects. VIDEO CONTROL ShowMaker gives you control over genlocks, videodisc players. And VCRs. Just tell Show- Maker when to cut in your video, and it will automatically search to the correct position and cut or fade in the genlocked signal at exactly the right time.* Video sequencing has never been this easy! TOASTER POWER If you have a Video Toaster, you need ShowMaker. Only with ShowMaker can you sequence a series of Toaster effects directly into your production. Making for spectacular video. And ShowMaker makes it easy! AUTOMATIC PRE-LOADING ShowMaker automatically loads_ your graphic and music files and cues up video before it’s needed, without interrupting the playback. This means you can create long running productions, limited by disk space, not RAM. BUILT-IN TITLING Show Maker's built-in video titler gives you dynamic scrolling titles. And with ShowMaker you can run titles over video and animation, even adding special effects like drop shadow and outline! ShowMaker also includes a collection of high quality video fonts and exciting backgrounds. EXCITING TRANSITIONS ShowMaker features dozens of built-in transitions, including wipes, fades, and dissolves. You can create exciting professional- style transitions with just a click of the mouse. DYNAMIC SOUNDTRACKS I Add dynamic stereo sound- »[3l6'rJ tracks just as easily. Simply position segments on any of the music or sound effects tracks with the mouse. Show Maker supports MIDI output, MIDI files, SMUS files, and IFF samples. And ShowMaker’s unique auto-sync feature** ensures that your production always remains synchronized to the music! EDITING POWER With Show Maker you can preview and refine 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. IT'S A WRAP! Hit the play button and Show- Maker plays back your production in real time, automatically synchronizing the video, animation, soundtrack. And titling. A true multimedia presentation. Then record your production to videotape for a first generation Master Tape! REACH YOUR AUDIENCE Business, education, presentation or entertainment. Whatever your message, video brings it to life. There is no easier way to combine graphics, animation, video, sound, and titling into exciting and effective productions. ShowMaker turns your Amiga into a video production system. Join the video revolution by seeing your dealer or calling us at 1-416-602-4000. By the way, this entire ad was created with Professional Page
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P. O. Box 78fJ. Sireeisville Mississauga. Ontario. Canada L5M 2C2 (416) 6U2-4000 ?Additional hardware required 4*Patent pending. ShowMakerand Professional Page arc trademarks of Gold Disk Inc. All other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owner*. Circle 19 on Reader Service Card 1: w:MAKER The Complete Desktop Video Solution T R 0 II B I, E S H 0 0 T E R ’ S G U I I) E the sound and graphics chips can get at it. Running the NoFastMem program from the System drawer of your Workbench disk before running such programs may solve the problem. Because of the many possible interactions between programs, you should try to simplify your operating environment to its most basic level whenever a software error crops up. That means you should run the program by itself as tiic first task that runs when you turn on the computer. If possible, turn the machine off and reboot directly from a copy of the original program disk. (If you boot from another disk, or from a hard drive, the startup-sequence file may automatically run one or more tasks in the background without your being aware of it.) If you are using ail accelerator hoard with an advanced processor, run the program using the native 68000 processor unless the board does not allow you to do so. If you have additional disk drives or hard drives, you may want to disable them, as each drive uses up a certain amount of memory for transfer buffers. Use a small project file rather than a large one. If you are having trouble with some operation on your word-processing program, try creating a one-page document, rather than loading a 200-page file. If simplifying your operating environment causes the program to work correctly, you can then begin to add in the elements that you removed, one at a time, to see which of them caused the malfunction. If the program still does not work right in the simplest environment, you have probably identified a fundamental programming flaw. In order to verify this, however, you still should tiy the program on another computer system to eliminate the possibility of a hardware problem unique to your system. Tech Support: What To Do Before You Dial Once you have isolated a hardware or software problem, you may want to contact the manufacturer of the product that's involved. Nobody is likely to have any more experience with the problems that frequently plague a particular product than the in a nu fact u rer, and the company is often in a good position to offer helpful advice. Before vou J make that phone call, however. Jot down the details of the problem so you can better help the technical-support people to diagnose your problem. Be ready to tell them your hardware configuration (computer type, amount of memory, number of disk drives, and so on) and the simplest method of demonstrating the problem. Don't forget to check the version of the particular hoard or software you arc using. Hardware revision numbers are often found on little stickers on circuit hoards or on the IC chips. Software version numbers can usually he found in the “About” item of the “Project” menu. If there is no version number, you should he able to check the date of the program file on the original distribution disk, using the CLFs INFO command. It is important to let the manufacturer know what version you are using, because there may he a newer revision available that corrects your problem. The store from which you purchased your equipment also can often provide technical support over the phone. If your problem is a common one, your dealer may have received information from the manufacturer on how to perform a quick fix. Even ii lie can’t fix the problem on the spot, he may he able to intercede on your behalf with the manufacturer to obtain a speedier resolution. Users’ Groups: Your Safety Net If you are a beginning computer user, you may not even be able to come up with a list of possible problems, let alone isolate and eliminate items on that list. The raw newcomer is the person most likely to misdiagnose a simple problem as a total system failure, and also the one least able to take corrective measures. This does not mean, however, that you are doomed to lining up at your nearest service center every time the least little thing goes wrong. You can learn more about your system not only by reading and rereading the manuals, hut also by talking to other Amiga users. A problem that has you utterly baffled may be child’s play to an old hand. How do you meet other Amiga users? One way is to find out if there is a local computer club or users’ group. Such groups are formed to allow users to exchange information and to help each other find solutions to common problems. Some users' groups are independent organizations, while others arc affiliated with a store, a large corporation, or a university. Some groups are made up entirely of Amiga owners, while others may include a smaller Amiga Special Interest Group (SIG) within a larger club made up of Commodore (or even nonCom- modore) computer owners. A good place to start your search for other Amiga users is at your local Amiga dealer. Computer clubs are not usually listed in the Yellow Pages, so they depend on dealers to spread the word. Even if your Amiga dealer does not know of a users’ group, he may he able to put you in contact with other users. If there is no Amiga dealer nearby, try contacting the nearest software store or even a nonAmiga computer dealer to find out if there ? Actual DCTV screens. Conversion software: A Animate i
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2. 0 version of the Amiga’s operating system, Commodore is opening up the scripting power of that dynamic command language to a much wider audience. Unfortunately, by not providing Arexx with direct access to the Amiga’s Intuition, the company prevented users from packaging their Arexx programs with the elegant GUIs (graphical user interface) that characterize most other Amiga programs. Without such access, you cannot write Arexx scripts that use windows, gadgets, file requesters, or any other neat Workbench tools. Or can you? At least two successful commercial products have filled the gap between Arexx and Workbench, allowing you to create professional-looking programs with a complete GUI. Using RxTools ($ 54.95, 7772 Development) and CanDo ($ 149.95, INOVAtronics), we will undertake two projects that provide ways to dress Arexx scripts in Intuition clothing. Project One: Scripting a “Sweater” The First project is based on an Arexx script that performs automated rubthru operations in Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek). The script, as I have presented it in Figure 3, loads an image into NewTek’s Digi-View software (which comes with the digitizing hardware), where the palette is locked, and then exports the image directly to Digi-Paint’s spare page. It then loads a second image into Digi-View, adjusting its palette to match the original graphic. The script exports this new image to Digi-Paint, sets up the ? Desired rub thru parameters, and performs the operation saving the composite image as Ram:Rubthm. In using this script in the past, I had to enter all the parameters into a Shell window as the script ran. This project, which uses RxTools, replaces that Shell-driven script with a slick Workbench window sporting gadgets and a file requester. (For a complete review of RxTools, see Oct. ‘91, p. 102.) RxTools supplements the Arcxx command set with dozens of GUI tools: custom windows, buttons, text entry strings, file requesters, and painting tools. A logical extension of Arexx, it is easy to learn and implement. We begin our project, as I like to do, not with the actual guts of the script (the part that actually does something useful), but rather with the procedures for building the interface. Refer to the lettered subsections, or “blocks,” in the complete Rubthruer script in Figure 3 as we walk through its construction. The first step is to begin the script with the two lines in the block labeled “A,” a required entry in any RxTools- cnhanccd program. (If you are not familiar with the Arexx Interpret command, don’t worry about what these lines do; they merely load data that RxTools needs.) Next, in logical fashion, open the window in which the program appears. "B” provides all the required data. A_window is the name by which we will reference the window elsewhere in the script. The parameters, such as window dimensions and title-bar text, are fairly intuitive. At this point, go to the very end of the script and add the code responsible for closing the window when die user elects to exit (block “C”). This CLOSEWINDOW procedure ensures that your program will end gracefully. Once you have completed block “C,” you can play around and get a feel for the script: run it, watch the window open, exiting through the Close Window box. You can then build the rest of the script interactively, alternately entering the code in a text editor and testing it immediately on the Workbench screen. In this way, you can easily see the positioning of various graphical items and text and make any necessary adjustments right away. The next logical step is to add buttons and other gadgets to the window. Only after doing this will we actually give those gadgets something to do. The procedure lot- adding a button in Rx Tools is similar to that for adding any kind of gadget. Using the “D” block of code, we first name and create the button using the appropriate Send command. In many cases, you must use the _Set_Bound- ing_Box command to define its physical size, and then activate it with one of the many variations of _Active (there is a unique _Active command for every type of gadget). The final step, in all cases, is _Create_Gadgct, which points the script to a procedure routine that is executed whenever the button is pressed. We’ll leave the procedures for now and concentrate on the buttons themselves. Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button(s)? RxTools supports a variety of button types. I picked cycling gadgets to let the user choose the appropriate resolution for starting Digi-View. Workbench 2.0 supports buttons that cycle to change their value each time the user clicks on them, and RxTools allows you to use them under Workbench 2.0, as well. These cycle gadgets require an additional step to configure properly. The _I.abeIs command assigns values to each of the button’s possible positions. How does the routine know what those values will be? Well, we need to tell it, and the easiest way to do this is via a routine such as block “E.” This loop reads ASCII data stored in a comment block such as “F” and assigns each value to a variable for use later in the script. Ihe nifty tiling about this technique is its flexibility. Suppose that you have a button that toggles between YES and NO, and you suddenly realize the need for a third position, PERHAPS. To remedy this, merely add PERHAPS to the list of data, inserting it between NO and DONE. There is no other code to lix or lines to adjust. Although you do not need to understand how this particular routine works, you do need to be able to adjust it if you have multiple buttons in the same script, as we do here. The routine wants to read data (the button values) from sourceline(i) (sourcelines are the lines of code in a script). Therefore, if you have two or more buttons, assign the labels for each button sequentially, each one separated by DONE. Then adjust the follow-on button routines to read source! Ine(i+n), where n denotes the number of lines that must be skipped in order to get to the correct data for that button. You might have noticed that there are three sets of data in the comment block at the top of this script. The first two, obviously, are keyed to the cycling buttons. The YES and NO entries, however, correspond to exclusive gadgets. Depicted as radio-style buttons, exclusive buttons are designed to ensure that no more than one selection is ever active at once. We can thus ask the user a yes-or-no question, so that the selection of one choice deselects the oilier. Exclusive buttons, used in blocks “G” and “H,” work essentially the same way as cycling buttons. Because the data for both exclusive-button sets is identical, we need to use only one set ofyes-no data to load die variables for both buttons in block “I.” As you can see from the script, each button is created in a similar manner. To build Lhis project, 1 simply cut the routine for each kind of button from the demo script that came with RxTools. If you do the same, you will save a great deal of time. Change die name of your button to something descriptive of your program, modify the jSct_Bounding_Box dimensions (and perhaps also the _Gadget_Text) to put the button where you want it. ? There's a reason DeluxePaint has been the leading Pain! Ond Animation program throughout the evolution of the Amiga. We've consistently overcome obstacles os large as pyramids to bring you the most intuitive, up-to-date graphics programs available. That's why our list of satisfied customers is as long as the Nile. 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• Extensive keyboard equivalents help advanced users work more efficiently For more information about DeluxePaint IV and our special upgrade offer, coll 800-245-4525 ANYTIME! Easy Metamorphosis And You Thought Tut was Ancient Art Watch evolution unfold. Instantly animate the shape ond image of one brush into any other brush. ELECTRONIC ARTS® Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts. Circle 73 on Reader Service card Q1 BatctiRgndgr by Pavg Johnson RENDER MODE fiHLHIB: o| Worhbtnch 16 Bii _j 24 Bif _J 8 Bif _J 8 BfJ EDO g|| 256 Greys _J PflJiTTE CONFIGLRflTION LORD ROLETTE _J lj MOKE ROLETTE Jg g BHTCH SELECTION Figure 2. The utility BatchRender (screen above) was created using Arexx and CanDo. Make Those Gadgets Sing! Once you have added all the buttons, the next line, “J,” actually makes those gadgets visible on the window. It is also a good idea to add text to some gadgets to describe them. The cycle and exclusive buttons need some sort of label, whereas the simple buttons (load foreground and background) have their purposes specified directly by the gadgets themselves. The easiest way to add text to a window is via the _Put_String command, which types a line of text directly to the window. Used in conjunction with _Move_Cursor_To_XY_Position and _Make_Cursor_In- visible, I was able to line the text up with the relevant buttons in block “K.” You may remember that we assigned a procedure to each button via the _Create_Gadget command, but never actually defined that routine. If you click on a gadget before defining the routine, the button will not know what to do, and the script will abort. Many of the procedures are already done, and you can copy them wholesale right out of the applicable demo script. For our purposes, only three procedures must be changed. The buttons that load foreground and background images need to bring up a file requester, which is easily accomplished with the code in block “L.” Note that we also print the selected filename on die window as feedback to the user via the _Put_String command. The code for the foreground image button is nearly identical. The "M” block, activated by the checkbox button, is the real meat of the script. The code is essentially the pre- GUI script, modified to accept data from the requesters. It is worth noting here how Digi-Paint 3 commands are handled. It seems that Digi-Paint 3 has a somewhat fragile Arexx port and that RxTools can break it. I got around this by going through a back door; that is, by using Digi- Painfs HEY command. Issuing commands through the AmigaDOS port (Command), I sent the necessary Arexx commands to HEY, which processed them as Arexx would have. ? Figure 3. RxTools-Enhanced Arexx Script for Digi-Paint 3 Automatic Rubthru Operations. * Data for cycle & exclusive buttons 200 240 400 480 DONE 320 384 DONE Yes No DONE * * Width of DigiView image * xjabefs = " do i = 2 while sourceline(i+5) -= 'DONE' j=i-2 x_names.j = sourceline(i+5) xjabels = xjabels 11 sourceline = i+5) 11 'OA'x end * Exclusive button Yes-No data * Q labels = " u laoeis do i = 2 while sourceline(i+8) = 'DONE j=i-2 Q names.j = sourceline(i+8) Qjabels = Gjabels 11 sourceline = i+8) 11 'OA'x end * Gotta have this thing... * = 'DONE' wmm * open the window * a_window = _send( 'rx_consoler, _OPEN, 50, 30, 400, 270, "ARexx Rubthruer by Dave Johnson", my_port) * 2 cycling gadgets for setting resolution * * X Dimensions * B * Default Values for buttons * xval = 320 yval = 400 pq= "No"| ['OA'x vq= "Yes"| fOA'x * These do-while loops assign values to the buttons later in the script * * Height of DigiView image * yjabels = " do i = 2 while sourceline(i) = 'DONE' j=i-2 y_names.j = sourceline(i) yjabels = yjabels 11 sourcelinefi} ] j 'OA'x end E rxjoolsjnit = getclip = 'rx_toolsJnitr) interpret rx_tools_init THE ULTIMATE PC AT EMULATOR 2000 i® Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price 80286 CPU AND MOTOROLA 68000 CPU y. v Atonce is based on the standard 16 Bit 80286 AT microprocessor. Each Atonce comes complete with a high quality original Motorola 68000 CPU. GATE ARRAY muv nn?’"” The Atonce Gate Array, the Atonce Chip-Level Emulation and the Atonce AT-BIOS give the emulator a very high degree of AT compatibility. Atonce runs with the 7.2 Mhz clock speed of the Amiga. The Norton SI rating is 6.1. Atonce is the ultimate PC AT emulator for your Amiga 500 or Amiga 2000 computer. It is developed and produced in Germany by vortex Computersysteme GmbH. Atonce gives your Amiga a complete AT emulation, that includes an AT compatible BIOS, emulation of the parallel and serial ports, sound, RTC and CMOS RAM. Atonce supports Commodore compatible hard disks, internal external floppy drives as well as internal external RAM expansions. Full 640 KB of DOS memory are available. All memory above 1 MB can be used as Extended Expanded Memory. The "Protected Mode" is fully integrated. Atonce emulates the following video adapters: EGA- VGA-monochrome-graphics (as far as this is possible with an Amiga), CGA, Hercules, Olivetti and Toshiba 3100. While running as a task within AmigaDOS, Atonce does not affect the normal operation of your Amiga and is totally transparent when not in use. Each Atonce is supplied with a high quality low power Motorola 68000 CPU, saving you time with the installation and providing a high degree of reliability. Thanks to the use of a custom made Gate Array and SMT technology the Atonce board is incredibly compact and easy to fit. In the Amiga 500 Atonce plugs directly into the socket of the 68000 CPU. In the Amiga 2000 it is plugged onto the extra adapter which is fitted in one of the Amiga slots. No soldering is required. Fitting is a 10 minute operation and full installation instructions are included in the user manual. A 3.5" Amiga floppy disk is supplied that contains the installation and emulation software and other useful tools. DOS and the adapter are not parts of the delivery. For further information or updates, please contact your local Amiga dealer or call CompuServe Mailbox 100015,330. All company names and trademarks are registered and copyrighted. Atonce is the registered German trademark of vortex Computersysteme GmbH. Circle 52 on Reader Service card One final consideration is that if you want to run your new Arexx utility from the Workbench, select the Information menu item on the Workbench screen for this program's icon ancl add “RX" to the icon’s default tool string. It will now run properly when you double-click on the icon. No more Shell windows! Project Two: Dressing Arexx Without a Script RxTools’ main advantages lie in its linear format; you add windows and buttons to a normal script that you can easily flowchart and troubleshoot. If you are familiar with Arexx, RxTools is little more than an extension of that language. The next project, though, uses Can Do as its GUI driver. CanDo’s advantages stem largely from its design-mode interlace, which allows you to add buttons, windows, and other gadgets by selecting, drawing, or dragging with the mouse. CanDo requires no commands to implement its graphical interface, so you need not be conversant with Arexx to try out CanDo. Once you have created your buttons, you can “attach” action scripts directly to those objects. Because of this, CanDo projects are not linear, and they can be trickier to troubleshoot than traditional scripts. Figure 2 shows BatchRender, an Arexx utility T built mx_gadget = _sendf 'gt_cycle NEW, a_window ) call send mx_gadget, _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 280, 20, 80, 20 call send mx_gadget, '_GTCY_Labels'r xjabefs D call send mx_gadget, '_GTCY_Active'r 0 call send mx_gadget, _CREATE_GADGET, echox * Y Dimensions * my_gadget = _send( 'gt_cycle _NEW, a_window } call send my_gadget, _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 280, 45, 80, 20 call send my_gadget, '_GTCYJ_abels'r yjabels call send my_gadget, JGTCYActive', 2 call send my_gadget, _CREATE_GADGET, echoy * Exclusive Buttons * * DigiView Yes-No Button * mx_gadget = _send( 'gt_mx', _NEW, a_window ) call send mx_gadget, _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 290, 80 call send mx_gadget, _PLACETEXT_RIGHT G call send mx_gadget, '_GTMX_Labels', Qjabels call send mx_gadget, '_GTMX_Active', 0 call send mx_gadget, '_GTMX_Spacing', 4 call send mx_gadget, _CREATE_GADGET, echo exv * Checkbox for starting execution of script V gocheckbox = _send( 'gt checkbox', _NEW, a_window ) call send go_checkboxr _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 200,250 call send go_checkbox, _SET_GADGET_TEXT, Execute Rubthru call send go_checkbox, PLACETEXT RIGHT call send go_checkbox, _CREATE_GADGET, GO * This actually puts buttons on window you only need one of these * call send a_window, _POST_GT_GADGETS J * Print some Text * window, _MOVE_CURSOR_TO_XY_POSITION, 4, 3 window, _PUT_STRING, "RESOLUTION TO START DIGI-VIEW" window, _MOVE_CURSOR_TO_XY_POSITION, 4, 7 window, _PUT_STRING, "Quit DigiView when done?" Window, _MOVE_CURSOR_TO_XY_POSITION, 4, 9 .window, _PUT_STRING, "Quit DigiPaint 3 when done?" Window, _MAKE_CURSOR INVISIBLE call send a call send a call send a call send a call send a call send a call send a * Gotta have this, too whenever there are user-interaction routines * * DigiPaint 3 Yes-No Button * mx_gadget = _send( 'gt_mx', _NEW, awindow ) call send mx_gadget, _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 290,110 call send mx_gadget, PLACETEXT RIGHT H call send mx gadget, JGTMXJ-abels', Qjabels call send mx_gadget, JGTMX Active', 1 call send mx_gadget, '_GTMX_Spacing'f 4 call send mx_gadget, CREATEGADGET, echo_exp event handler = getclip( 'rx tools event handler' ) interpret event handler * These procedures refer back to buttons we already defined * ECHOX: directionjndex = c2d(intui_message.code) XVAL = xnames.directionjndex return * Simple Buttons * * Load Background Image * Backbutton = _send( 'gt button', _NEW, a_window ) call send Back_button, PLACETEXT IN call send Back button, SET BOUNDING BOX, 25,145 call send Back button, SET_GADGET_TEXT, 'Load Background' call send Back_button, _CREATE_GADGET, LoadBack * Load Foreground Image * Fore_button = _send( 'gt_button', NEW, a window ) call send Fore button, PLACETEXTIN call send Fore_button, _SET_BOUNDING_BOX, 25,195 call send Fore_button, _SET_GADGET_TEXT, 'Load Foreground' call send ForeJ)utton, _CREATE_GADGET, LoadFore ECHOY: directionjndex = c2d(intui_message.code) YVAL = y names.directionjndex return ECHOEXV: directionjndex = c2d(intui_message.code) VQ = Qnames.directionJndex'OA'x return ECHOEXP: directionjndex = c2d(intui_message.code) PQ = Q_names.directionJndex'OA'x return PROOR€JCriV« PERIPHERAL t OFTUIRRE 68040 ACCELERATORS FOR THE AMIGA 2000 AND 3000 SERIES COMPUTERS
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This button, assigned the scriptline Let Director)-=AskForFileName (User_Default_Directory), produces a file requester that allows the user to select a directory from which to generate a list of 24-bit images. .All the files in that directory are loaded into a list from which the user can double- click, placing selected images into the actual render queue. Although this is the most complicated part of the script, it is a procedure that is well documented in many existing CanDo scripts in the public domain. Also, note that we have yet to encounter a single line of Arexx code! As with the first project, the meat of this code is in the button I have marked GO, and it is here that we finally get to see how CanDo works with .ARexx. CanDo supports Arexx through a simple extension of its normal scripting language. To address a particular port, simply type SpeakTo Portname, In our example, we are talking only to one Arexx application, so I put SpeakTo “IP_Port” in the very beginning of the program, in the Before Startup option of the window script. To send an Arexx command, merely send SendMessage “Your Arexx command here.” In practice, this command is just as flexible as an ordinary Arexx statement. The key command in the GO routine’s loop is: SendMessage "Render " 11 Eace 11" " 11 width 11 * " j | height 11" "| | mode J I" "| |usepalette| |" "| |name| |" "| |numcolors demonstrating the use of imbedded variables in a simple Arexx command. In this case, we collect all the variables that were assigned values when the user pressed buttons on the Batch Render screen, and then route them to Image Professional’s Render command. They are strung together with the concatenation symbol (found above the backslash, to the left of the backspace key) and separated by blank spaces. .As you can see, it is very easy to enhance Arexx scripts with all of the GUI niceties of commercial software. While mouse interaction and custom requesters were once the exclusive domain of professional programmers, now ever)* Arexx code you write can incorporate all the user-friendliness of the best .Amiga software. Give u a shot you will be impressed with the professional look of your personal Arexx utilities. ¦ Dave Johnson is the author of The Desktop Studio: Multi- media with the .Amiga. Write to him do AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Continue the Winning Tradition With the SAS C' Development System for AmigaDOS™ Ever since the Amiga* was introduced, the Lattice* C Compiler has been the compiler of choice. Now SAS C picks up where Lattice C left off. 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For a free brochure or to order Release 5.10 of the product, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, extension 5042, SAS and SAS C are registered trademarks of SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC. USA. Other brand and product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders. Smooth Move: If your Amiga Vision application requires smooth, graceful transitions and effects, try “brushing up ” your act. Mage l.Take. Image 2 .'lake. Image 3. Cut! Unless you have a souped-up machine with lots of memory, the full-screen transitions in your Ami- gaVision applications are likely to be slow and hesitant. Such abrupt transitions may be line for slide shows, but they often detract from other kinds oi presentations. How can you achieve beautifully smooth moves polished effects that seem to draw themselves on the screen? With brushes! If you craft and use them well, you can create effects with brushes that are simply not possible through any other means. Furthermore, you can do almost anything with brushes that you can with full pictures. A brush, as those who use paint software know, is a small or large section of a screen image that you can pick up and use to some special effect. In your paint program, for instance, you can pick up a face as a brush and reverse, flip, bend, or twist it, or stamp it down all over the screen to create an entire glee club of clones. You can pour a brush into or wrap a brush around an object, and even animate it. Finally, you can save brushes for later use or for export to an environment such as Amiga Vision. Understanding how AmigaVision handles brushes begins with an understanding of the Audio-Visual menu at the bottom of the program screen. Of all the graphics-oriented icons in this menu, only the Screen icon can have other icons as children (also, only Audio- Visual icons can be children of the Screen icon). 'This means that the Screen icon sets up the palette and scree n-d efin i t ion parameters for the other Audio-Visual icons, including the brush. Each new Screen icon starts with a clean slate, while the other icons are controlled by the most recent Screen icon. Consequently, because the computer does not need to calculate new settings for each and every brush, there is almost no hesitation between brushes. The size of the brush has little to do with load time or definition; a large brush loads and runs nearly as fast as a small one. Although every brush reverts to the palette of the most recent screen, a gadget on the Brush requester allows you to override the current palette (see Figure 1). You cannot, however, have two palettes in effect on the same display at once. If you override the screen palette with the brush palette, the former changes to match the latter, while all of the other screen parameters remain unaltered. “Loading” Your Brush lb get the best effects from your brushes, you must prepare them properly in your paint program. If you need a complete section of a picture to cover part of another picture, you must make your brush lit the spot reserved For it by carefully using the coordinates feature in your paint program. In addition, you should match the S >1 0 0 T If host screen, (You with intentional mis- palettes are better for most ap- have created your brushes, save them, preferably to a Brushes drawer w ithin the directory containing the program code and other special materials for your AmigaVision application. With the brushes created and stored, it is time to open up AmigaVision and put them to use. You can introduce a brush with or without its background at any point in an AmigaVision program. This means you can block out an entire section of a picture with a brush of another picture, or draw a fine white line from one AmpVision Authoring Systen (English) P|ARi: d(iAV![:]C oboh bci|qi|iO|| . . ¦¦ nfrim 5. P 0 Brush == Current Palette sitions Blinds par fpwiw Figure 1. Within Amiga Vision’s Brush requester, you can override the host palette (using the Current Palette gadget) and position your brush (via the Top and Left gadgets). Point to another without affecting the rest of the picture. And you can carry out your effects using any of the wipes, fades, and fancy transition options found in Amiga Vision’s Transitions-requester arsenal. Before you summon your brush, use a Screen icon to bring up a host picture. Then, placing the brush on screen means using the Brush requester’s Left and Top gadgets to orient the upper-left corner of the brush. If you know the screen coordinates you want to use, sim- ply type them in. More likely, though, you will know generally where you want to place the brush, but not know the coordinates. In this case, you must experiment. Double-click the Brush icon to bring up the requester, then click on the Top gadget and type in your best guess. Do the same with the Left gadget. Now click on the Preview gadget to see where you are. By repeating these steps, you can move the brush around until it is exactly where you want it. You can place the Graphics icon on screen at any time to cause color-cycling brushes and pictures to cycle (cycling is set within your paint software, not AmigaVision). Keep in mind that any colors such a brush shares with its host screen will cycle not brush but also on the background screen. The Icon requester allows you to cycle both backward and to cycle specific colors depending upon how you set up the brush. You can string together Graphics icons with Timed Wait icons to start, stop, and reverse the cycling of a picture or brush. I discovered this more by accident than by design. A friend who had created a cycling picture asked whether I knew how to use AmigaVision to cycle it during the presentation. We set up a quick program to bring the picture up on screen and cycle forward and backward. Then we added a second cycling picture and performed the same magic (see Figure 2). Placing the entire program under the control of a Loop icon made the program repeat. The results were okay, but pauses between images damaged the program’s continuity. The delay was noticeable when going from picture 1 to picture 2, but became even more pronounced when the program looped back to picture 1. From the pictures, I carefully made brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and then tried to use them in the program instead of complete pictures. The results were stunning! If a Graphics icon precedes a Brush icon in the program, the brush will already be cycling when it appears something that simply cannot be done with a Screen icon. Taking brushes from different parts of the same picture and putting them on screen at the same time creates a completely different picture. Now I wondered whether I could place a huge cycling brush on the screen with just a cutout for the two frames. This experiment tested the limits of my SMB A2000, but the effect was great. I continued experimenting, and by dawn I had created a whole raft of effects, filled in titles, added music, and saved the whole program under the name CycleCycle. This entire program uses only two Screen icons; everything else is done with Brush icons, including the titles at the beginning and end. The resulting transitions are so smooth that CycleCycle looks more like a movie than an AmigaVision program. More Smooth Operations You can put brushes to much less exotic use, as well. You can, for instance, create the illusion that a screen button has been depressed when someone clicks on it. Although you can achieve this effect through hit boxes, ? 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• following videos: $ 19.95 $ 19.95 $ 24.95 $ 14.95 $ 24.95 $ 24.95 $ 24.95 $ 19.95 Exp. Date Address Name ON GRAPHICS 33 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen ONE OF MY favorite image-processing efleets transforms a monochromatic image into an embossed version of itself. The image suddenly looks as though it were caned into stone, or pressed into paper. While it is possible to achieve this effect using a number of different programs, I have gotten my best embossing results from Art Department Professional (ASI)G). You can also produce the embossing effect successfully in HAM paint programs such as Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek) that allow transparent compositing. We’ll take a look at techniques for both these programs in this month’s column. To create the illustration accompanying this piece, I first used Digi-View (NewTek) to capture a portrait of model Patrice Saenz in black and white. Working in lo-res interlace mode gave me an initial screen of 320x400 pixels with the opportunity for later using a full 32-color palette to develop my image more fully. Very “Professional” Embossing With Load and Save set to IFF format, I loaded the portrait into Art Department Professional. I wanted first to reduce the image to solid areas of value rather than the evenly dithered tones of the digitized original. From AD Pro’s Image Operators, 1 selected Median Kilter, and then Execute Op. Setting the threshold to 5, 1 clicked on Accept to execute the operation, which processes the image data blit does not display the image. To see the results of the operation, you must click the Execute button at the lower-right corner of the main AD Pro screen. This displays the image in the currently selected Screen Control settings. T Using Median Filter reduces the images to areas of discrete color or value, leaving interesting value planes for each gray area. While it is not necessary to perform Median Filter operations to produce an embossed image, I wanted to create a layered look in the finished illustration. I repeated the Median Filter operation three times to exaggerate the effect, and then saved the new image as a 1 (5-color file. To achieve the embossed look, I also needed a negative of my picture. With the filtered image still present, I selected Negative from the Image Operators, and then Execute Op. Again, 1 viewed the result by clicking Execute on the main screen, and then I saved this as a separate image. To produce the actual embossing effect, 1 then superimposed the image with its negative at 50% transparency with a slight offset. I loaded the positive image first, then selected Comp (which is next to the Load button). Using Composite mode allows a high degree of control over the way in which two images can be merged. Setting Mix to 50%, I then loaded the negative version of the image. I wanted the negative to be offset at a diagonal to the original image, so I set both the X and Y offsets in the Source box to 3 and clicked on OK. After the image loaded, I viewed the results by clicking Execute on the main screen. The image had the effect I was looking for: a bas-relief look with highlighted layers that result from the breakup of values during the Median Filter operations. The image was a little soft, so I decided to enhance the contrast between darks and lights. Under Color Controls, I selected Balancing and moved the Contrast slider up to about 30. I liked the result, and saved the image as a 16-color IFF file. With the embossing effect now complete in AD Pro, I wanted to work on With a few simple image-processing techniques, you can give a dramatic embossed look to almost any digitized image. The image by hand, as well, striving for a look of a carv ed stone wall. I loaded the image into DeluxePaint 111 (Electronic Arts) with the screen format set to 32 colors, I changed the gray image to shades of brown by going into the palette and changing black to a dark brown and white to a light brown, and then used Spread to interpolate all the intermediate values. This spread of browns replaced the gray scale, changing all the colors in the image. Still in the Palette window. I set those 16 browns as a Range, which allowed me to use Dpaints Shade and Blend tools on the image. For the purposes of this particular illustration, I chose to leave the main image area untouched, because the point of this exercise is really the embossing method. I couldn't resist a bit of touch-up, however, to enhance the look of weathered stone, so, using the F5 key to put me in Shade mode, 1 began putting shadows, highlights, and cracks on the edge of the image. Painting with one mouse button lightens, while the other darkens. Using Blend mode, I then softened the edges of my touch-ups. Everything you see in the face, however, is the result of the embossing technique, not handwork. In this image, I did not make use of the remaining 16 colors in my palette. HAM Can Do, Too If you don't use AD Pro, you can still experiment with embossing in your HAM paint program, although the results may not be as clean as those obtained in AD Pro’s 24-bit operation environment. The following procedure applies to Digi-Paint. Turn dither off. Load the black-and-white image and then pick up the entire image as a brush, using Filled Rectangle and Scissors. In the Brush menu, select Spare Copy This Brush. From the Mode menu, select XOR and stamp the brush clown precisely over the original image with no offset. XOR mode performs Boolean voodoo on anything under the brush, “exclusive or-ing” the bits that define each pixel. In tliis case, the result is a clean negative image. Be sure you set the Transparency sliders all the way to the top for lhis operation. Now reduce both Transparency sliders to :“)()% and select Normal mode. Position the full-screen brush at a slight diagonal offset over the negative and stamp it down to produce the finished embossed effect. Using Colorize mode is a great way to add color and bring out the stone look. If you wish, you can enhance the contrast of the image by using Digi-Paint’s Transfer 24 image-processing utility, ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for n reply. Impact Vision 24: A First Look A 24-bit, multifunction, multimedia solution from Great Valley Products. By Louis R. Wallace AS IMPRESSIVE AS tiie Amiga’s built- in graphic system is, only 24-bit graphics can offer the power many Amiga users want and need. At the July Ami- EXPO in Orlando, Great Valley Products gave them more ammunition, introducing a prototype of Impact Vision 24, a 24-bit display card with an arsenal of extras. Because the IY24 offers some unique features of great interest to Amiga multimedia and video users, Amiga World obtained an early version to preview here in Video Suite. The rV24 is not simply a 24-bit display card. Instead, it is a multifunctional graphic video board with a strong software bundle designed to support the hardware. While not everyone will need every feature, it’s a good bet that just about everyone will use several of the available components of the package. Editors Note: As you read, please keep in mind that this is not a review. AmigaWorld reviews o nly final, shipping versions of products. The IV24 board and its software that we examined are at the prerelease beta stage, so you may notice some differences between the features discussed here and those of the final product. 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If you are using a multisync monitor with the IV24, you can still get the rock- solid display that A3000 owners (and A2000 users of Microway’s flickerFixer or Commodore’s Display Enhancer) enjoy. I connected my Amiga 1950 monitor to the TV24 and noticed no obvious differences from my accustomed display. I especially like this feature, because it allows me to use the same monitor for both 24-bit images and the high-resolution displays I normally use for word processing and other productivity applications. The IV24 is also a versatile genlock and video kever. It inputs both composite and RGB video signals and is capable of outputting the signal to either a composite, Y C (S-VHS), or RGB display. The RGB-out option means you can use your standard Amiga NTSC or multisync monitor for displaying the incoming video signal while simultaneously overlaying Amiga graphics. Of course, Y C support is of major importance to all of us who have made a significant investment in S-VHS video gear. Performing chroma or luma keying, however, requires an optional external key generator. To fully exploit the IV24, you must use the RGB video-input option, as many of the board's features work only on video supplied as an RGB signal. Unfortunately, most consumer and industrial video sources are composite or Y C, and do not support RGB-out. To use such equipment, you need a device known as an NTSG-to-RGB decoder. CAT plans to offer one (the price is as yet undetermined), but they are currently available from other sources for a couple of hundred dollars. I used an NTSC-to-RGB decoder from Harmonic Research with the board, and all the features of the IV24 worked quite well. If your video source is coming into the IY24 via the RGB input, you have yet another feature: real-time frame grabbing in full 24-bit resolution. Supplied with the board is a package of software (AmigaDOS 1.3 and 2.0 versions) that allow you, among other things, to grab frames by pressing a function key. You can then save these frames to disk for use in any software that supports the IFF24 standard. Again, if you are using an RGB video source, you can take advantage of one of the IV24’s most impressive features Picture In Picture (PIP), a feature that has immense possibilities for the multimedia, training, and educational markets. With the supplied software, you can display full-motion. Rescalable video in a Workbench window. The PIP feature displays the video using 12 hits of resolution, not 24, hut the image is still very impressive. You can move this video window around your Workbench, resize it with the sizing gadgets, and freeze individual frames within the window. You can control the supplied PIP software from either the Workbench or the GL1. You can view the PIP video in screens other than the Workbench; in fact, the window is always visible, even if you switch to another Amiga screen. The PIP window frame and gadgets (which are the Amiga portion of PIP) do not switch, so what you see on the non- Workbench screen is simply a panel of video. Because you can control the PIP via command-line software, you can use and control the PIP from other software by using your own custom interface. Again, this makes the PIP function of major importance to multimedia software designers. (At the Orlando Ami- FXPO, Blue Ribbon SoundWorks announced that it will support GVP’s PI I1 feature in a future version of Bars&r- Pipes. Several other software companies indicated that they, too, will support the feature in their products.) For those of you wondering if the IY24 requires a time-base corrector, the answer is no. The IV24 accepts and syncs to just about any incoming video source, hut the documentation mentions that if you need professional broadcast quality, you will find that the output signal does benefit from a I BC. Bundles of Software With the hardware comes an impressive array of application and utility software. Some of the major packages are versions of GVP’s own products, and one is a special bundled edition of Caligari, from Octree. The utilities include a set of CLI commands for putting the IY24 into frame-grabber mode, reading the IY24 registers, loading and viewing both 24- bit IFF24 images and 12-hit pictures, and controlling the PIP functions. One O of the major utilities, FYFCP, opens a control panel at the press of a function key and allows you to perform several calibrations of the card. In addition, with FYFCP you can switch both the RGB and composite output modes between Amiga, full video or overlay; adjust contrast and the red, green and blue components of the RGB display; and control composite phase and composite keyer control. The FY FCP (and PIP) software are also fully Workbench- accessible. Because at this time the Amiga’s graphics support system does not work directly with 24-bit displays, all third- party, 24-hit hardware developers also supply some form of paint software with their boards. With its IY24 board, GYP provides MacroPaint, upgraded to full 24-bit functionality. A number of new features were added in the process, including gradient fills and support for color fonts, scalable fonts under AmigaDOS 2.0, and full overscan. For those interested in 24-bit 3-D rendering, the package includes Octree’s Caligari. This is a trimmed-down version, having no point editing or animation module. You can use unbone light source, and you cannot make (although you can load) Cubic environment maps. Even with these limitations, it remains a powerful real-time 3-D modeler and rendercr. Objects and scenes created with it remain compatible with the full Broadcast implementation of Caligari. While the final details have not yet been determined, Octree tells me that users of the IV24 Caligari will be offered a discount of at least $ 500 on the latest Broadcast version of the product, which will have full support of the IY24 card. The final major program is GVP’s Scala presentation package. This you use predominantly as a tit lei- for video applications. At least at this point, it does not directly support the 24-bit features of the hardware and is intended to be used in the card’s overlay mode. More Than Just a Pretty Display The Impact Vision 24 is scheduled to retail at $ 2199, which makes it a fairly expensive product. When you consider the range of functions it performs, however, as well as the accompanying software bundle, the price seems quite a bit more reasonable. Without doubt, the Impact Vision 24 is a real multifunction. Multimedia card that can also he used in serious video applications. I suspect it will be warmly welcomed bv many in the .Amiga community, ¦
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It's much Brigade Commander By Rob Hays A detailed, mouse-controlled wargame, Brigade Commander (TIR Development, $ 44.95) pits you against the computer, moving your units around a hex-grid map. Depending on the scenario, the map may he much larger than a single screen. Clicking on a hex-grid brings up a requester showing all of the units in that grid. Double-clicking on one of these units brings up weapons status and damage levels. Further specific information is available oil the unit, showing its capabilities, morale, and so on. More than 20 types of weapons are modeled, ranging from horse-drawn carts to tanks to jet aircraft and attack helicopters. The program disk contains seven scenarios, each of which you can play at three difficulty levels, acting either as theU.S. Allics Good Guys or the U.S.S.R. Iraqi Bad Guys. Also in the package is Operation Desert Storm, the first of several planned data disks, with an additional 19 scenarios. If that's still too limited, the scenario editor allows you to modify or const met a battleground and change any of the weapons characteristics. By Peter Olafson MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (Paragon. $ 59.95) is nothing if not deep. That feeling starts right at the front door with creepy music and documentation the si .e of a small city's solidly. Casual gamers looking for something new and different, however, would he RAM, and will run under Workbench 2.03. The onlv problem I encountered was a tendency to lock up the computer. This was triggered by loading a scenario and then loading a different one. My guess is that this is caused by running out ol' chip RAM, because the problem didn’t happen on the A3000. Brigade Commander does not require joystick-wrenching reflexes, but neither is it like a chess game, with many minutes to plan your next move. All in all, it is a fine example of its genre. More intimate than just rolling up sets of disembodied numbers; you almost feel you know these folks. The feeling pursues you into the Sim Citv-ish community, where you begin the game under fire by strangers and well advised to journey past Secret and spend their gaming dollars elsewhere. A The pirates over on the left are d-u-m-b. All their banter hides one item. They have something they can't give away, and you can actually extract some loot from them when you get it. (A good way to cozy up to them is by flattering the rat.) There's also a little voodoo shop in town. Our pirate wannabe, Guybrush Threcpwood, is a bit of a wimp, but there do seem to be some extra chickens lying about, and one won't be missed. Sort of an odd bird, isn't it? The breath of that pirate in the jail is a bit ripe, isn't it? You can do something about that by chatting up the storekeeper, and once you can actually talk to the prisoner, he'll try to strike a deal: a file for something that will take care of the rats. This wouldn't be a bad time to strike out into the countryside, in particular to the area around the path fork a ways north of town. It's the entrance to a little maze. Most of the stuff here is securely nailed down, but there's one little bright plant that isn't. Take it. Visit the circus as well. Provided you have the pot, you're in good shape, and should come away with enough money to buy a shovel and a sword in the shop. Along the way, you may run into an ogre guarding a bridge. Listen to what he asks for. Sounds pretty fishy to me. Once over the bridge, you'll run into Captain Smirk, who will teach you how to use your sword if you have one and bug him enough about it. And now, in encounters with traveling pirates, comes one of the more clever spots in the game; it seems your wits have to be at least as sharp as your blade. This is largely a matter of choosing insults to which a pirate can't respond and finding quick come-backs to the pirate's digs at you. You'll know you're ready to meet the Sword- master when a pirate tells you so. But how to find the Swordmas- ter? Well, as you might expect, she's in that little maze as well, but you could spend some time searching that way. The shopkeeper is warm for her form, and will carry your message, but will always bring back a "no" answer. Perhaps if you were to follow him... In the same maze is the lost treasure of Melee Island. You'll simply Continued on j). 92. A 20-billion ton asteroid smashed into Earth, vaporizing millennia of evolution and development. You and your moon- based research team had been forgotten by the citizens of Earth but now you are humanity’s only hope. Your mission: restore the human race and prepare Earth for the day of your triumphant return. Can you guide humanity through the darkness, and to the dawn of a new millennium? Millennium is a fascinating and addictive blend of strategy and adventure; the ultimate test of your leadership skills and pioneering vision. Restoring the human race requires deft manipulation of technology and resources, shrewd decisionmaking and an inspired grasp of Mankind’s true potential. Test your strategic and tactical prowess when the stakes are the highest. The fate of the next generation depends on you. Marketed by MicroProse Software. Inc. 180 Lakefront Drive, Hunt Valley MD 21030 • (301) 771-1151 For iBM-PC.Tandy compatibles and Amiga. For the latest information on relsase dates and availabilities, call Paragon Customer Service at 412-838*1173.9 am to 5 pm EST. Weekdays. ©199! Paragon Software. PREMIER PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH 1 - nr (i M i; I1 R F S i: R V K goldenIMAGE $ 209 Quantities Limited! 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• Ultra high 64 halftone levels for three different halftone mode settings and one letter mode 1 year warranty €.ompu.trflbllLty 'C.o i&umat L ecttonic** “ Hand Scanner ~ with Migraph Touch-Up Software Si Now with Deluxe Paint H $ 215.95 October 1991 [-RC-5QO 1 2MB Ram Expansion for the Amiga 500 $ 39 Master - 3A-1 Digital Disk Drive For More Product & Ordering Information See Pages 88 & 89 Latest Upgrade for the Best in DTP! With LED Track Display $ 99 $ 30.95 D just a bit lost. (Don’t bother Fighting; run!) MegaTraveller is the computer version of Marc Miller’s popular sciencc- Fiction role-playing game for Game Designers Workshop. In this first episode of a projected series MT 2 is already out for IBM your party of five is exploring, trading, and fighting on 28 worlds of the Spinward Marches in an effort to stop a war between the Imperium and Zhodani Consulate. The detail with which I he game was laid out is impressive. Your characters can acquire about 70 different talents and wield 30 weapons all handled by pointing-and-clicking in a blaze of 32-color Amiga graphics. (I do wish some of the sounds were a bit more prominent.) The encyclopedic manual selves a purpose. Read ii before you start, both for the rules and for the background. It's a monster of a game it comes on two disks -and not the mosi By Peter Olafson MicroProse’s F-15 Strike Eagle II ($ 59.95) isn't so much a flight simulator as a fight simulator. It’s ideal for folks who want to dispense with the advanced strategy and command sets of games like Spectrum Holobyte’s Falcon and MicroProse’s own F-19 Stealth Fighter and, as it were, cut straight to the chase. F-15 II is great at cutting to the chase. When you start, you’re already airborne no z i takeoffs or landings required- -and there are as many as four targets head- to-head with you. Roll ’em and smoke 'em: No time for missiles, so open up with your cannon, and then pull up and switch to the look- back view to see the enemy pilots parachuting to safety. Intuitive one around. Space travel and combat both require some sorting out to execute and patience to master, but the real-time combat’s exciting and especially realistic. The enemies don't wait around for you to reload, and don’t stand still to be blasted. And trading between planets a good way to earn money- is simply fun. MegaTraveller also installs itself painlessly on hard disk and (apart from a few long loads) plays without any major hitches. Like Robert Frost’s famous woods, this game is lovely, dark and deep -and players will go miles before they sleep but I suspect il needs a little more thickness to go with the depth. (For instance, character interactions are trilling, and the shops have the feel of those in arcade adventures.) Perhaps we’ll see thickness in the sequel. In the meantime, Mega Traveller 1 constitutes a most promising beginning. This is not just a matter of shooting down everything in sight, although you can certainly do that, too. Each mis- ion in four theaters and on four difficult levels has primary and secondary targets, and a host of weapons, defenses and views (ten of them) to help you get there and out. I he all-important frame rate is quite good, the controls are responsive (a bit too responsive on the 3000), and the sound is solid. Bring your plane down under 1000 feet for a good look at the wealth of excellent ground detail comparable to that in F-19 and the title screen is simply the most handsome Amiga title screen MicroProse has ever produced. PREMIER PRODUCTS of the month P R E S E R V E G A M E If you played die original 8-bit I*-15, you’ll like tlie added presence of cloud cover, dithered horizons, smoke columns from blasted targets, support for analog joysticks, and more. The manual is, of course, the usual superior MicroProse work. I love this game. It’s extremely easy to play. The most common commands are handled via keyboard by their first letter. Want to know where your j primary target is? Just toggle through the waypoints by pressing W, and then alter your plane's heading until the yellow arrow atop your Action Stations By Rob Hays If you’re looking for the most authentic representation of Naval strategy and tactics training from the years leading up to and including WWII, then Action screen is centered and that's typical of the case with which you can control your aircraft. Supra corporation Unfortunately, E-EVs a victim of the same hard- drive installation bugaboo as Railroad Tycoon = see review below) it doesn't recognize more than one partition or offer to write the necessary assigns to your startup- sequence and there's a recurring flash of an odd- colored screen when you switch between some of the cockpit views. 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According to the manual, tfie programmers set up actual conditions from a WWI I battle and let the simulation run. The computer reported its first hit within 120 yards of the actual ship’s position. Hit rates were within 10% of historical records. Don’t think voii’U know z ahead of time how the battles turn out, however. Each of the 31 included scenarios allows for randomizing ships’ positions from their historical locations at the start of the battle. In addition, you can select one of seven skill levels for your computer opponent. II' that’s still not enough, it includes a program to generate a scenario from either selected or random values, and another to construct scenarios from scratch. I have only minor complaints with the game, one of which is the organization of some of the menus. To check damage reports for more than one ship, you must exit the report screen, reenter it, and then select the next ship. Why not just have a “Check Another Ship” menu choice? Otherwise, Action Stations is very polite, ft installs on a hard disk, runs under Workbench 2.03, requites one megabyte of RAM, and multitasks if memory permits. This one will keep you entertained for a long time. MoonBase By Graham Kinsey In this technically advanced age of satellites and space shuttles, we are still a far cry from colonizing outer space. Even from your computer, building a lunar colony is no small feat as MoonBase (Merit Software, $ 49.95) proves. The primary goal in MoonBase is to create a lunar base that is self-sullt- cient. You have 100 years to make the lunar operation a profitable venture, and NASA guarantees you funding only for the first ten years of operat ion. First, you must select a suitable terrain for your base. Next, you must build one or more habitation modules (they come in three sizes) for vour ' z lot Hiding crew to live and work in. (You can add more as needed.) Just building the quarters doesn’t make them usable, however. You need some sort of power generator and thermal control. Once your crew is safely housed, it’s time to make some monev for the base. * You can make il in three ways: selling raw materials, manufactured goods, or tourism. Three raw materials can be found in the moon’s soil: helium-3, liquid oxygen, and water. Helium- 3 can be found anywhere on the moon, but you have to look hard to find liquid oxygen and water. If you can . O J afford the huge manpower costs of a material or electronics plant, you may decide to manufacture your way to financial success. Your final option is to live off the rich tourists. Of course thev’ll come onlv if V z you’ve built a hotel for them, and don't count on their staying very' long if you haven’t built recreational facilities as well. One-sixth gravity does not hold the typical tourist’s interest, so you need to develop some bizarre space attraction. Even if you can afford to build all of the appropriate commercial buildings you need to make money, your problems are not solved. All the people who are going to work in those buildings need habitation modules to live in. Adding more buildings will increase the demand for power and thermal control. While one radiator can cool off dozens of buildings, a bank of solar cells doesn’t go very far, forcing you to either invest heavily in solar cells, or build a dangerous nuclear power plant. Your new workers also require food and water. You can build a greenhouse and grow some food on the moon, but if you need more, you’ll have to ship it from Earth. Finally, once you’re in a position to sell goods back to Earth, you have to deal with the present market value of your goods, which changes according to real- life supply and demand. Moon Base’s graphics and animation are less than impressive, but this in itself is easilv overlooked. The z constant screen seenario update delays, however, are detrimental to the game. It only takes a second or two each month of game-time to update a scenario on an accelerated Amiga, but it can take over 20 seconds on a 68000-based machine. At least the game is not copyprotected, so you can install it on a hard drive. As for the simulation itself. I found it to be rather limited. Although you have 100 years to make the colony operational, MoonBase really only runs for 30 game-years. Bv that time, your lunar colony is either broke or raking in the cash. While I liked the basic scenario, it is still no SimCity. Railroad Tycoon By Peter Olafson Is this any way to run a railroad? You’d better believe it. Sid Meier’s Railroad Tycoon (MicroProse, $ 59.95) gives you the delightful opportunity to train with the best of them as an early- 1800’s would-be rail baron. And in what style! This is just the sort of strategy game that has been lacking for the Amiga, and just the sort of superior implementation that was needed. Railroad Tycoon is the biggest, most sophisticated train set in the world, and it’s right in your living room (or wherever you happen to put your computer). They apparently don’t delegate authority on this railroad; your lingers are stuck in many pies. Among your tasks are to set destina- tions, lay track, buy and maintain engines, select types of freight cars, build and improve stations, install industries, take out and pay off loans, invest in other railroads and track progress ? ACTION! TWICE WAYNE GRETZ HOCKEY Designed with Wayne and other Hockey greats, Wayne Gretzky Hockey lives up to the legend still being written by "The Great One”. All the excitement and pulse pounding action of professional Hockey is captured in an incredible real time computer game. 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3. S* and 5.25* dt>u tnctosed 1 T 11 ¦ Amiga 512K Additional Graphics with 1MB Mouse or joystick control For 1 or 2 players Circle 85 on Reader Service card via a variety of reports. All this is accompanied by an array of digitized sounds (down to bells signaling a train's arrival) and animations (including the little chugging locomotives on the map). It’s all great fun, and, while this sounds like a lot to do, it’s not. Everything’s controlled either from menus or pointing and clicking: a switch, a train, a station. While the full-color map where much of your business is conducted is pretty, an especially nice touch is the ability to summon a blue- backed map that shows simply a skeleton of your trains, rail lines and important installations. There's information just about everywhere you look. J Of course, there are a few other fellows (all with the initials A.I.) running their own train sets simultaneously, and although each of the game territories eastern Continuum By Rob Lawrence T he name says it all. Unless you enjoy virtually pointless and seemingly endless video games, read no further. Data East might deserve some credit for trying a new concept in 3-D arcade games, but in the long run I’d give Continuum ($ 49.95) a mediocre 5 at best. You never do rind out exactly what von are; you simply guide this “mobile’’ through a maze of large, interconnected rooms in search of 32 crystals and cubes to the accompaniment of two (although the box would have you believe there are 12) good soundtracks. That’s it. For excitement, you get to bounce from platforms suspended in the air. Once you have enough vertical bonne- and western US. England and Europe is large, you’re bound to bump up against one another eventually. Rate war! You can keep them in line by setting the game to friendly competition (as opposed to cutthroat) and keeping the difficulty at the lower end ol the four levels. There’s also a choice between no-collision or dispatcher operation, and between a simple economic model and a complex one governed by rules of supply and demand. I coulcl go on and on. Good as it is, RRT could use some small tweaking. MicroProsc needs to upgrade its hard-disk installation routines to include assigns and allow for multiple partitions. Also, When the game is set to “turbo” speed the speed of choice when you can't wait for the train you can't summon any reports. (They simply flicker on the screen and ing momentum, you apply forward thrust to glide to your next pad or exit door- way.The screen updating is reasonably quick (for an IBM port), fbe camera view (behind or inside the mobile) can be rotated up or down, allowing you to better view your shadow for ground reference. Unfortunately, vour vehicle J ¦ J is the only object that casts a shadow, making it dilficult to judge other objects’ positions. Some rooms have moving or tilted platforms, and some have forcelields and other thingamajigs that knock you oil course. Thankfully, the game contains a temporary memorize function for saving a position before you make a stupid mistake. In action disappear.) Furthermore, you can’t cut off the introduction until its final screen. Gamers who’ve seen the IBM version may be disappointed at the curious omission of the delightful minor animations that graced the bridge-building scenes, and the spectacular major one in its intro. (What, the Amiga can’t handle animations?) And, in running the game from hard disk under Kick- start 1.2, I also found it guruing occasionally a problem that doesn't seem repeated under 1.3. These are annoyances, however, not real problems. There’s no such thing in this game. If you love trains, you will have a field day; Railroad Tycoon is one of those games you will want the moment you see it. And once you boot it it runs on all machines with one megabyte of RAM, by the way you will be hard- pressed to do much of anything else. Mode, the only way to die is bv running out of time. In J o emotion mode, you can j explore to your heart’s content without a clock. You need one megabyte to play the game, but at least the only copy-protection is with a key word. For what it’s worth, Continuum has a pleasant 3-D visual effect, and the manual says that the rooms’ color schemes will stimulate certain areas of the human psyche (yeah, right). If I were in the designer’s chair, though, I’d give it larger structures and elevators, and hype it up with laser fire or something. .After playing for a while, the rooms all start to look the same, and you soon realize that it really is just one big continuum. From p. 84, need to wander until you find the "X" that marks the spot. (Not to mention the pillar and plaque!) It will surprise you; it's more like the lost merchandise from the Melee Island gift shop. Now you're about ready to visit the governor's mansion, which is on the other side of town. Beware of the piranah poodle watchdogs. You have the meat. You just need to...spice it up a bit first. Perhaps it needs a bit of flour? [Or did I spell that wrong?) Do get the vase on your way in, and visit the room on the right. = You can't really go anyplace else voluntarily.) This sets off an entertaining self-parody that occurs automatically and almost entirely out of your sight. It doesn't get you the idol, but it will net some needed items. Gopher repellent, eh? Gophers are a little like rats, yes? Make a quick scoot back to the jail, and then back to the gov's house. (Whoa! The gov is a babe! And she likes you! And you suddenly turn into someone a little less articulate than Porky Pig!) The Melee Island sheriff is like every small-town sheriff in the movies. He doesn't like you, and he's got his eye on the governor. So here you are on the ocean bottom tied to your idol, with lots of potential ways to cut the rope tantalizing- ly out of reach. Of course, you don't need any of them. Just pick up the idol and be about your business. It seems the dreaded ghost-pirate LeChuck has been by while you were swimming and made off with your...ah...his, beloved. (Note the way you respond to the governor's reelection poster, now that you’re smitten.) The game is into its second phase, and (as the blubbering cook at the bar will tell you), you need to put together an expedition. But where to start? Ah! There are just one or two spots on the island we haven't visited. (Or, if you have visited them, you weren't able to do much.) One is that island house off in the northeast corner with the interesting sign and rather odd cable crossing. If you've had a gander at the chicken from the voodoo shop, then you've found the path. Tell Meathook about the governor and "stroke" his creature. (That's one crew member.) Go visit the Swordmaster again. (That's two.) And finally, you can't bargain ? Dungeon COMIIlirH FKOCH CT
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You do, however, have grog which you know (if you talked to the important-looking pirates at the start) is a rather volatile substance. If you revisit the Scumm Bar, you'll note that the pirates have vanished, leaving behind their mugs. Grab all of them, fill a mug from the grog barrel in the kitchen, and head for the jail. When one mug is about to melt down, switch the grog to the next and so on. Finally use the grog on the lock. Now you have a crew. (The prisoner plays a trick on you and takes off. But don't worry; he'll turn up.) Now, as for a ship...There's just one place that sells 'em. But while Stan will talk (and talk and talk), he's not ready to deal with you. You'll need credit, and the shopkeeper in town won't give you any, as you're not gainfully employed. (Don't bother lying; he knows better.) Of course, you're a pirate, so there's a sneaky and underhanded way to get credit anyway. Watch and record how he opens the safe (a series of pulls and pushes of the handle). Once he's replaced the credit papers, ask him to get the Swordmaster again. There's no fool like an old fool, and off he goes. Open the safe with the same series of pushes and pulls, and head back to Stan's. More problems: You can't afford a really good ship, and should go for the one out at the end of the dock. You'll have to drive a hard bargain. Common-sense suggestions: Stay low (start at 2,000 pieces of eight and work your way up); be difficult (threaten to leave); keep him talking (about the silly options); and monitor the price. Eventually, you'll have yourself a boat. Unfortunately, while your crew members had more than enough energy to thwart you when you were just a snot-nosed kid. They've gone soft with you as captain, and, once aboard ship, you're left to your own devices. It's time to explore. (Look everywhere; the game's just thronging with stuff to pick up.) This part is more a shopping expedition than anything else. Take the diary in the desk. Read it for fun; it belonged to the ship's previous owner. Take the pen and ink also. In the kitchen, you'll find a pot and a box of cereal. (Be sure to open the cereal!) In the hold, get the rope and gunpowder from a keg, and wine from a chest. Topside, nab the pirate flag as well. What a little klepto you are! Naturally, the key in the cereal works on the cabinet in your room. There you'll find a recipe and some cinnamon sticks. You should have everything from the recipe (or at least things resembling them) by now. Now, this is one of the sillier parts of the game. The ink, cereal, gunpowder, pirate flag, cinammon, chicken and gunpowder, components of a voodoo spell, all go into the boiling pot, and you're out like a light, only to wake up with the ship off Monkey Island. How convenient. Arrr! Help me to a chair, Jim, I'm afeared the grog has addled me brains. Ah. Better. Thankee. That's all I can remember fer now, me boy. Let an old pirate rest. Try me again in, say, January. 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* .V ¦'. Off you go to adventure, danger and excitement. Feel the adrenaline kick in as you scream down the carrier runway. You’re up! And so is your squadron of F-4’s. Now nothing can stop you. 1 except the deadly fire from those MiG 2Vs, SAMs and anti-aircraft flak. Experience the raw emotion and harrowing danger of intense air combat over North Vietnam in this simulation based on Stephen Coo nts’bestselling novel, Flight of the Intruder. Authenticated by Vietnam pilots who flew in the Linebacker Campaign of 1972,you worit nnd any other simulation so like the real Phantom fighter interceptors.) SwiLch from the A-6 to F-4 cockpit anytime. Thirty-four different targets provide new challenges every time you take to tlte sky. Aerial photos provide a preview Select from multi- ple missions or map out your own using the mission creator. Control Zero in on the MiG, before he zeros In on you. Mission accomplished I Now back to Yankee Station to plan your next attack. Up to" C eight aircraft during one mission (four A-6 Intruder bombers and four F-4 Copyright © 1986 Stephen P CoontJ. All Rights Reserved. Flight of the Intruder end Spectrum HofoByte are trademarks of Sphere, Inc Other products are trademarks of their rcspectiw holders. Spectrum HoloByte A Division of Sphere, Inc. 2061 Challenger Dr., Alameda, CA 94501 = 415) 522-0107 Circle 49 on Reader Service card HELP KEY Lou comes up with answers to screen-capturing and PostScript laser-printer puzzlements. Grab That Screen! Q: I want to be able to grab screens from a variety ojprograms, some oj which are commercial games. I have Grabbit, but it doesn't work all that well with the new versions of the operating system, and not at all on most games. Can you suggest some program or tools?
L. Moone Pittsburgh, Penn. A; That’s a problem we often have here at the office, and there isn’t really any one single thing that can solve it. Instead, we rely on a broad range of software and hardware to do the job. For example, if the program multitasks, I usually use ADPro (ASDG), which can “load" a screen that is in memory. Another set of tools that 1 often use is called SSS_V1.0.ZQO. This set of screen grabbers includes a Grabbit-like command, a time-based grabber and one that allows you to browse through the Amiga’s memory looking for any screens it can find. It is available on most of the networks (on Genie, it is file 5197). Another useful software package is Steve Tibbett's ScreenX utility, which does far more then just grab screens, but does that very well. Finally, for those really difficult programs that take ov er the machine. I use the Datel Amiga Action Replay II cartridge on an A500, This device will stop a game in play, has a screen-save command, and works where software screen grabbers generally fail. The only drawback to any of these screen grabbers is the fact that they do not capture any sprites that were on the screen (although BOBs and other bitmap objects are handled just fine). When you capture screens from software, keep in mind that in many cases, especially with commercial software, the images, backgrounds, interface and in general virtually everything about the image is copyrighted and cannot be reused without permission. By Louis R. Wallace PostScript Printer Quirks Q: I recently purchased a PostScript laser printer, and I can't seem to get it to work properly with my Amiga. I have tried with varying degrees o success to print documents from a number of different applications. When try printing a simple multiple-page document from excellence!, only the first page gets printed, despite the fact that I specify the entire document from the print requester. When I attempt to print even simple documents from PageStream, the status panel on my printer seems to indicate that it is processing my document, but after a few minutes the panel returns to its ready state without printing a single page. I know there is nothing wrong with my printer, because I was aide to print pages using my neighbor !s MS-DOS-compatible com pater. Right now, I am limited to printing pages using the printer's HP-compatible mode, but obviously I want to utilize the superior graphics and typeface-handling abilities of PostScript that I paid extra for. Help! J, Stepfordman New York, N.Y. A: I referred your question to Loren Lovhaug, who recently wrote an AmigaWorld feature comparing various PostScript printers for Amiga I Vo rid. According to Loren, there are two primary reasons why documents fail to print properly when using a correctly connected PostScript-compatible laser printer with the Amiga. The first involves the amount of memory you have in your printer. Most modern PostScript laser printers are sold equipped with at least two megabytes of memory. Some printers, however, most notably 1 fs microLasers PS- 17 and PS-35, come equipped with less. Due to the complexities and power of the PostScript page-description language, it requires a great deal of memory overhead. For simple doc uments, two megabytes is generally adequate; but documents containing downloaded typefaces or complex bitmap or structured graphics can easily overtax a printer equipped with only two megabytes of RAM. The second reason concerns vour J printer’s internal PostScript job-time- out selling. This setting controls the lime PostScript will wait for instructions from a computer that is sending data to the printer when an “abnormal” pause occurs during the process. Once this wait time is exhausted, PostScript assumes that a problem lias occurred, and it cancels the current print job. Since many PostScript printers are used iu nuiltiple-compuLer environments or local area networks, this capability is useful in that it prevents a networked printer from being locked out if a single print job terminates abnormally. Curiously, Loren found that everv
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16. 8 Million colors Pure RGB output Works with ALL AMIGAS Imagine: A guided tour Unleash the power of imagine using this easy-iofofiow 90-mhiute tutorial from Centmm Software. S2635 Buy both and get $ 5.00 off! A3000 Version „..s1495” A2000 Version 595” ( International orders call: (213) 370-9550 ) r i ; i i; w s From ). 2S. Sion, CanDo, and ShowMaker can display IIAM-E pictures. It is also possible to take a series of screens, compress them into an ANIM lile using a program like the freely distributable AnimBuild, and play back the animation using a program like ShowAnim. The second program, Register Paint, is a 256-color paint program that at first glance resembles DeluxePaim (Electronic Arts). With its bar of tool icons, you can draw freehand shapes, straight lines, ellipses, and rectangles. What may elude you at first, however, is this program's staggering number of features. In addition to the large number of drawing modes, Register Paint provides special effects functions such as light wash, dither, smear, locus, and average. The program supports stencils, a wide variety of (ill styles, several brush- manipulation operations (including perspective rotations), and sophisticated color cycling and “glow” operations (which randomly change a single color register over time). What's more, you can invoke almost all Register Paint functions from macros or scripts. Thus, while the program has no interactive animation capabilities, you can, with a little determination, create animations by writing a script to control a series of frames via software and then compressing them into an ANIM file. The most significant of the three HAM-E programs is Image Professional (IP). IP started out as a full-featured image-processing program, hut acquired 21-bit paint capabilities along the way. In my opinion, this is one of the most capable pieces of graphics software available For the Amiga. IP’s list of features reads like the Manhattan phone directory: There are dozens of image-processing functions, ranging from simple contrast and color adjustment to advanced effects like spiral blur, melt, and wave distortion. IP's composition functions let you combine images front two different buffers and apply various patterns of transparency to blend the images together. You can even unite blending functions and effects, so as to gradually phase in an effect from one part of the image to another. Because IP includes its own integrated paint program, you can paint directly onto images that you've just manipulated. IP’s paint program is even more feature-laden than Register Paint. Its options include brush fade out (to simulate a paint brush that is drying out), painting with a smooth spread of colors, and a wide range of transparency and blending options. Besides a generous serving of processing functions, IP offers extensive Arexx support. For example, you can create macros to invoke several functions in a given order, thereby creating your own “super commands.1’ Unfortunately; IP’s menu structure also reads like a phone book, so don’t expect to pick up this program in the morning and be creating masterpieces by lunch time. The Process panel is loaded with 68 separate function buttons, each one leading you to further choices. The F X panel button, for example, leads you to a screen with another 24 function buttons. Also, the performance is not particularly impressive. Many functions take a long time to execute, even on an accelerated machine. The program code alone weighs in at almost 400,000 bytes, which means that although the program will run on a one-megabyte machine, two megabytes are recommended (and are required on the latest version). Given enough time and memory, however, you will find Image Professional to he a remarkably powerful tool. Alternative Possibilities If Black Belt’s own HAM-E software doesn’t appeal to you, there arc plenty of alternatives. I loloSoft has prepared a version or Graphics Workshop that works in HAM-E register mode. Graphics Workshop is best described as Dpaint on steroids. Ils version of the Move requester, for example, lets you plot the path often different brushes at once. For those who favor HAM paint programs, Oxxi offers a HAM-E version of SpectraColor, its HAM paint and animation package. In addition, Progressive Peripherals' 3-D Professional has aHAM-E mode, and ASDG has already released a preliminary HAM-E saver module for the Art Department Professional, and plans even more support for the upcoming AD Pro It. Thanks to IP’s direct support for NewTek's 21-bit Digi-View buffers, you can easily operate at the digitizers full resolution (if you have enough memory to run both programs at once). Black Belt is reportedly encouraging developers of 3-D rendering and animation programs to support HAM-E directly. II you're a programmer, you might be interested in the examples and information on how to access the HAM-E device from your own programs. The company will even provide free Register Paint source code upon request! I he fact that HAM-E is an RGB device as opposed to composite devices like DCTV (Digital Creations) and the Video Toaster (NewTek) has both positive and negative implications. On the positive side, unlike DCTV and the Toaster, HAM-E works with both NTSC and PAL systems. In addition, RGB displays tend to be sharper than composite displays. This means that in register mode, you can determine the color of individual pixels, something that you just can’t do with composite displays. On the negative side, a sharp display makes the reduced horizontal pixel resolution more noticeable. Black Belt’s answer is called HAM-E Plus, a piggyback board for an additional SI30 that adds hardware antialiasing. While this enhancement softens jagged edges, it does nothing to change the number of pixels that you can directly address. In most cases, the effect is so subtle that you can hardly see it from more than a foot away, so be sure to take a look before you spend the extra money. Another side effect of sharing the same RGB display as the Workbench is that the signature data (or “magic cookie”) that activates the HAM-E modes appears on the screen as a couple of thin lines of garbage at the top-left side of the screen. You can get rid of these lines by using an overscan screen, on which they are above the visible screen area Some users, however, may not appreciate this solution. For one thing, it’s difficult to get overscan ANIM files to animate smoothly. For another, overscan positioning can cause problems of its own. If you use a typical vidco-resolution screen (368x
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- rectly into it. This rules out devices like Commodore’s A2300, Magni’s 4003, and Digital Creations’ SuperGen 2000S. Diligence Pays Off .Although Black Belt is enthusiastically supporting HAM-E with free software updates, programming information, and other product improvements, some rough edges remain. For example, although the product has been available for several months, Black Belt has just started providing printed manuals covering the HAM-E’s rather complex software. What’s more, while programming information and Arexx support are fine for the more technically inclined user, the beginner may feel a little lost. Still, at its under-$ 300 price, HAM-E literally has no competition. For those interested in computer graphics who already own a Digi-View digitizer or a genlock, an investment in HAM-E will reap rich rewards. Who helps Amiga Pros... For just $ 39 every three months plus $ 3 per connect hour week- nights and weekends or $ 6 per connect hour weekdays you can tap the resources of BIX. ? Get quick answers to tough coding questions Interact with other Amiga Developers ? Download source code, utilities and other programs for the Amiga ? Keep up with the latest Amiga developments ? Send and receive private e-mail with binary attachments ? Chat with other Amiga users in real time BIX - the online service for people who know Amiga. 800-227-2983 or 603-924-7681 TurboText It speaks your language. By Dave McClellan TEXT EDITORS STARTED out as little more than glorified card punches; you simply entered chunks of text and God help you if you made a mistake. Nowadays, we expect a lot more even the public-domain editors, like Micro- Emacs or PC-Write, are pretty sound. In fact, editors abound: Compilers come with "free” editors, and even some games provide them. It goes without saying that a commercial programmer’s editor needs to be exemplary to find a market. I am happy to report that Oxxt's TurboText, ($ 99.95, or $ 59.95 to upgrade from TxEd) passes the acid test with flying colors. It is fully Intuition- izcd (for both Workbench 1.3 and 2.0), uses Arexx for smart macros, and is extremely configurable. The package comes with configurations emulating BRIEF (MS-DOS editor), CygnusEd (ASDG), Micro- Emacs (PD), WordStar (MS-DOS), and other popular editors; versions with Don't miss out! Just have your computer and modem call 800- 225-4129 or 617-861- 9767 and subscribe on-line. It’s easy, at the login prompt enter blx and at the Name? Prompt enter blx.AMIGA. BIX rss menus in French and German; and some syntax-directed editor features lor use with C, Assembler, Modula-2, ADA (used by the US Department of Defense), and even COBOL (God help you again). It’s fast; you can execute tools such as compilers from it. And even make some improvements of your own. From Basics to Sublime TurboText supplies all of the standard functions to help you maneuver through your text via cursor-key and mouse moves over words, lines, pages, whole documents, and strings. It also provides a simple search-and-replace function and allows you to open multiple windows onto multiple open files. With TurboText, vou can cut and paste to and from the Amiga Clipboard (and into Arexx variables) in blocks or smaller quantities. You also get a large number of verbs to use with Arexx macros and in configuring .DFN files (for key mapping), as well as AmigaDOS 2.0-style Preferences setting of colors, string search style, auto-indenting, tab handling, and margins. Beyond the fundamentals. Turbo- J Text implements some special functions particularly useful to programmers and, to a limited extent, to writers. It provides a hex-editing mode for binary files, as well as a programmer’s calculator. Turbo Text’s “folding” capability, usually seen in outliners, lets you fold a section of text into one display line that remains hidden while you’re editing text above and below it. Then, when you are ready to edit that chunk again, TurboText unfolds and redisplays the section. Think of collapsing source-file routines into single lines at routine headers for ease of walking the file, and then unfolding them individually to edit. TurboText can invoke other programs such as a compiler (or Arexx), and wait for their results. The editor provides you with “Bookmarks” that you can set in a file to mark locations, much like the Unix VI editor’s tags. The icons TurboText creates for these markers “remembers” them and associates them with edited files (the .info files). It has a I SR-style component, so you can exit TurboText, run some things in the CLI or Workbench, and Continued on p. 106. 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Because I was already familiar with MicroEmaes (MEMACS) and WordStar, I tried these emulations first. 1 also used the VT100 Keypad emulation (which provides some DEC Editor functionality). All of these emulations worked well. Then I built some features of my own around another full-screen editor I use, working with the Micro- Em acs definition as a base. Other than the time I hung up TurboText with a bug in one my Arexx strings (a bad DO loop), I experienced no problems at all. For example, I added three keys to mark a line as the selected block, or a word, or to unmark the current block. The definition for the Mark-the-cur- rent-line was: ALT-L ExecARexxString "OPTIONS results; GetBlklnfo; PARSE VAR RESULT BlockOn IF BlockOn = ON THEN DO; MoveSOL; MarkBlk; MoveEOL; END; ELSE SetStatusBar Temporary 'Block Already Marked* " ExecARexxString executes its string argument through Arexx. The macro string begins by getting the current selection block info. 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- Animators use these devices to render and record their animations one frame at a time. This process not only ensures that your animation moves in real time (30-frames per second) during playback, but also lets you create animations of any length. Without a singleframe controller, you would need to load your animation into RAM and suller limitations in direct proportion to your system’s memory constraints. Now, Diaquest has introduced DQ- TACO ($ 2195), a card that plugs into one of the IBM slots in either an A2000 or A3000, (It does not require a bt idgeboard for operation.) Once DQ-TACO feels right at home in one of your Amiga’s IBM slots. Installed, the card controls a wide array of serial-controlled video-tape recorders (VTRs) from the Panasonic AG-7750 or JVC KR-M860U Super- VHS decks to any V-i-inch, 1-inch, Beta, Betacam SP. Mil, Dl, or D2 machine that can be controlled by means of an RS-422 port. My experiences with animation controllers in the past have been unpleasant. Often, the documentation was cryptic; or there were long processes involved in preparing some controllers for particular decks, which meant reconfiguring the whole setup. Admittedly, I was not at all looking forward to locking horns with another controller. Down to Business When I opened the box encasing the DQ-TACO; I found an encouraging sight: very few jumpers on the board. This is a good indication that the board underwent a thorough design lest. The big surprise, however, came when I glanced at the manual. I actually understood it. After reading a few pages, I finally learned how animation controllers work, even though I’ve been using them for a couple of years. DQ-TACO’s primary function is for use with NewTek’s Video Toaster, and the manual was quick to cover installation in a Toaster system. .After a few moments, I had the board installed, needing only to connect the system cables. You will need to synchronize DQ-TACO with the Toaster and any other components in your video system. I split the house sync signal that was sent to the Channel 1 input of my Toaster and connected it to the reference sync input of the TACO. The final connection is from one of the TACO’s two remote ports to your TR. The manual includes pages of diagrams describing configuration to just about any video system. Because the documentation is so well written, DQ-TACO is appropriate for a novice. After about 15 minutes of preparing the controller through the Toaster according to the directions, I was laying my first animation to tape. It worked perfectly the first time. Only three commands are necessary to operate the TACO from LightWave ? The Experts We Speak AMIGA World’s Largest Seller of Amiga Specific Chips AMIGA 1000 Memory IN 1000 by Spirit Internal 172 meg $ 225.00 XRAM by Spirit External 2 meg $ 299.00 expandable to 8 meg for 500 or 1000 A3000 Memory 1 x 4 - 80 $ 24.95 ea. 70ns Call Static Column Zips 1 x 4 DIPS Call 1 x 4 Page ZIPS Call S549.00 MEMORY WORLD Street Rd. & Bristol Pike Plaza II, Suite 134 Bensalem, PA 19020 Attn: Amiga Dept.
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* J two VTRs, This is possible because DQ- TACO can determine to which deck it is connected if you enter the command “INIT” Having access to many VTRs, I connected the unit to a serial patch bay and can now access any VTR in our post-production house. The TACO should work with any Amiga animation software that either supports single-frame controllers directly or that work with Microlllusion's Transport Controller software. You also should be able to control the TACO from Arexx and a terminal program. Even the technical support from Diaquest is superb. The few questions I had were quickly and professionally answered by a knowledgeable staff. The TACO should help define the Amiga’s niche as the desktop video machine by adding another powerful function to the Amiga’s growing list of achievements. With DQ-TACO, a Video Toaster, a TBC, and an Amiga, you can have a sophisticated video studio on your desktop. I highly recommend DQ-TACO. Not only is it the easiest animation controller on the market, but the added ability to control two VTRs at once gives it power that is unsurpassed. SupraModem 9600 Bandy adventures. By Geoffrey Williams IT USED TO be a lot easier. If you had little money, you settled for a 1200- baud modem; otherwise, you moved up to 2400 baud. Now there’s 9600 baud, MNP 1-5, V.32, V,42bis and other confusing standards. While SupraModem 9600 ($ 699.95), a new 9600-baud modem from Supra Corporation, supports all of these standards at a reasonable price, you have good reason to learn what all of this means. It started with US Robotics’ introduction of its HST 9600-baud modem. Hoping to corner the market, the company offered BBS owners special deals and made its 9600-baud transmission methods proprietary so that HST modems could talk only to other I IS is. The scheme worked, and other modem manufacturers found it difficult to enter the market because the proprietary HST was so entrenched. The CCITT (the international committee that sets telecommunications standards) came to the rescue by creating the V.32 specification standard for 9600-baud communication. This made it possible for other manufacturers to enter the market using the
V. 32 standard. The SupraModem supports the V.32 specification, but obviously not the proprietary HST format. This means that you cannot use the SupraModem to call a 9600-baud HST board (of which there are many), unless it is dual-standard (meaning it supports both V.32 and HST). As of April, prices had fallen dramatically on the US Robotics HST dual-standard modems due to the competition, so the number of BBSs supporting both formats should increase. Choosing between a dual-standard HST and a V.32 modem can be difficult for those with lots of money, but for the rest of us, the choice is a little easier the cost of a V.32 modem such as the SupraModem is significantly lower. While the US Robotics modems are superior in some ways (and costing almost twice as much, they should be), the open standard and lower costs of
V. 32 modems dramatically decrease the significance of HST. Soon, many more BBSs will probably support the V.32 standard. Further,
V. 32 is full-duplex, unlike the HST’s variation of half-duplex. As the bimodem format (not supported on HS Is) becomes more popular, it will be possible to upload and download simultaneously at 9600 baud. For the near future, it would be silly to buy an HS 1 modem that was not dual-standard, and in a year or so, V.32 will completely eclipse HST Compression Protocols The SupraModem 9600 also supports MNP 1 through 5. The 1 through 4 protocols handle error correction, while MNP 5 compresses data. If you are calling another modem that supports MNP 5, it is theoretically possible to get 19,200 bits per second (bps). Ehis does not work out so well in practice, though, as most BBSs turn off MNP 5. Why? Because with already compressed files, such as ZIP and LHARC files, you will wind up actually slowing down the transmission rather than speeding it up. A compression protocol superior to MNP 5 is Y42bis. Some modems may claim to be V.42-compatible, but this is not the same thing as being V.42-compliant, as is the SupraModem 9600. Because the SupraModem fully supports the V.42bis protocol, you can get up to 38,400 bps throughput (4:1 compression). Thanks to a special chip, the V.42bis protocol is much smarter than MNP-5. It determines whether or not it can compress a file further, and it won’t slow things down as MNP 5 can. Supra has been a reliable manufacturer of modems for quite a while, and has long offered very good prices for a quality product. If you decide you want to move up to 9600 baud (and if you do, you will never want to go back to slower speeds), you can’t go wrong with the SupraModem 9600. Ii supports all the current standards, is attractively designed, and comes with a cable, indicator lights for nine functions, and a five-year warranty. Now, if only all BBSs supported V.32, Fd be in on-line heaven. ¦ LIST OF ADVERTISERS Reader 41 A New Light Video, 127 Sendee 190 A&M Computer Repair, 126 Number 98 Aamiga Warehouse, 106 59 Activa International, 20 195 Advocate Software, 126 191 Alpha Data, 24 97 Amazing Computers Southeast, 125 76 Amazing Computers Southeast, 127
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In Moonshine, you've got to get the hootch across the state lme-*a great rolling, scrolling driving game! FD67: Arcade - Includes Uamatron a well-done Roboiron' clone. Hate is a ’terrific’ commercial grade Zaxxon clone with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling a 101 FD66: GameTease2 - Contains playable demos of ChuckRock and Torvak FD65: GameTeasel - Contains playable demos of Atommo and Turrican II FD64: Games - Wzzy's Quest - a ‘great’ 50 level game with great graphics. Cubus - a 3-dimensional Tetris type game (rotate and move in 3 dimensions) Husker Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetns-esque game: 5 screens and 3 levels ol difficulty. Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg of Chip) FD63: Quizzsho'; an interactive multimedia quiz game show program that tests your knowledge of Dpamtlll. The questions can be changed so you may quiz on whatever topic you’d like. FD62: Pompom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War II gunner simulation Requires 1 meg chip memory. FD61: Games Solitaire: great graphics, plays two versions. Klide' an interesting piece ot eye candy Extreme Violence; 2 player kill or bekilled game. YATC; A Tetris clone with Artifical Intelligence Genesis, create realistic 3d fractal worlds. FD60: Games In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon; a great Dr. Mario clone. Enigma; is it a gameor a puzzle7 WB100: CaligariPRODemo - Can't afford S3.000+ to see if the granddaddy of 3D rendering software is for you7 Then try the demo version of this renowned modeler that the pro's rely on1 No built-in save function, requires 68320+ processor WB99: Lifestyles • Includes Agene-lamily tree program that tracks up to 600 peopie marnages etc. Landscape is a backyard CAD program to create gardens landscapes. Loom simulates an B harness loom; experiment with pattern design in an instant feedback environment. WB98: Business * Includes Bbasell a nice, powerful database; BizCalc-a personal or mortgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities. Loop--a flowchart maker. Formmaker - design professional looking forms on your Epson LQ-2500 compatible printer WB97: Molecule3D An Interactive 3d solid modeling program for molecules; creates stunning 3D pictures of molecules Disk also includes a mailing list manager WB96: Dupers - Contains Xcopylll & Nib which will backup copyprotected programs, FreeCopy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDOS copies, WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.0 This program is definitely commercial grade, we've seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the best Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation. WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga: VirusX4 0, Snap, FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted tiles). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard). Machllt (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accei., macro, clock utility). GOME (a gurubuster)and PnntStudio. DD81: Arexx Tutorial - Includes several sample Arexx scripts and sample programs. Also includes Apig; a library that gives you access to Intuition from within Arexx scripts DD80; Vfont System • A font rendering system that extends the Amiga so that it will be able to use vectorized outline fonts Fast ranno FD5: Tactical Games - BullRun - a Civil war battle game, Metro you play the role ot a city planner. Build wisely and your system will be a success, but 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 ol 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: HackLito ¦ A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic. This is the second release of this game on the Amiga. Great graphic interface. Play time several weeks1 FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games ¦ Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written tor 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 features mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and great gamepfay. Counts as 2 disks. Req. 1Mb 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 location, and hints and more, also on This disk. Hball - an arkanoid breakout type game. Trix - 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 foot tall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every wh m, FD25:Arcade Games - Marble_shde. This is a truly commercial quality game. Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams, excellent playability and entertainment. Mutants . A small version miMi of the arcade game of the same name, also SuperBreakout a pong arkanoids type game. FD27: Arcade Games • This disk is loaded wilh some great games. Includes, Raceorama a great racing car game with ten difterent courses, MiniBlast 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 ol 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 full featured set ol card games, ChessTel - play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well done text adventure game (like an infocom game), and MouseTrap • a 3d maze qame. FD32:Flight Simulator - Includes an instrument flight simulator for a DC10. FD33: Arcade Games - Flreddy a mario brothers type ol game, Gerbils a target practice game, Pipeline a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Iron a light cycles version, and wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist. FD35 Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outcoors adventure game in a similar vem as hack, rouge, and moria This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions Play time several weeks cr months FD37a & b:Tactical Games - Empire (2.2w) This great game comes highly recommended. Vtfth a lull-graphic front end. FD38:Games • Cribbage Master • A great cribbaqe 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. FD44: Game - Mechfight 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 ot 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 forget to stay alive... FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everythinc wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes £ including full maps, spells, object locations, super characters and more. ) you Jack, FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance. One and a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended. FD52: Classics Games - PetersQuest 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 flymg ace arcade game, and Psycoblast new creation idea game. FD56: Arcade • Includes SpaceWar. HueyRaid a well done helicopter arcade game, and PowerPong a great expanded pong game. FD57: Arcade Games Includes 2 true commercial quality games. MegaBall is the successor to Bail; features 5 full musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a psychadellic trip through several different wcrlds- each distinctly different. Public Domain Library Guarantee We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. FD58: GAMES! Includes Steinschlag; a great Tetris clone from Germany with music Scombat: simulate battle between up to 40 players & monsters Impenum Romanum: Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean in this Risk-esque game. We have been the official Public Domain Library of all of the best Amiga magazines. 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. FD59; Game Potpourri Xenon 111 is an almost exact clone of the commercial game ot the same name., a great shootemup Crossword will take lists ot words & automatically generate crossword puzzles for any Epson compatable printer. WB4;Telecommumnicatlon - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on 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 display program. WB6: Video Fonts 2 - ShowFont(4.0) This program allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art - This 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 IconMiester, JconLab, and others great utilities to help generate icons. WblQ:Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0). Kv(2.1), and ZeroVirus(1.3). WB11: Business - Clerk(4 0). Finally a full featured business accounting PD program for the small to medium company. Includes receivables, payables, end ol month and uch more. WB12: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities lor everything including making disk labels disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and tile recovery archive and organizing, and a I sorts of file manipu ation A must have1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator • over 70 different drivers, and it these don't do it, with PrtDrvGen you can make your own. WB14: Video- on this disk are several utilities for the video $ 5.95 ea 1-9 Disks $ 3.95* ea 25+ Disks Anti-Virus Free on all orders with 15 or more disks! 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). WB16: 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. WB2Q: General Interest - DiskSalv Vi.42 a disk recovery program for all Amiga tile systems. FixDisk VI 0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have, 3DLookt gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench, Clean V1.01 a program to de-fragment memory. Tracer - trace any part ol an image WB22: Fonts 3 - Several more great fonts These, like the other font disks work great with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors. WB23: Graphics and Plotting Plot [20b) a three dimensional mathematical function plotter. Can plot any user defined function. BezSurf2 - produce awesome pictures ol objects one could turn on a lathe Can also map ifl image tiles onto any surface that it can draw Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen - makes a virtual screen anywhere, great for DTP . WB25:Educational - On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of 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 editor, Labelprinter - Disk label printer with very powerful features WB27: Nagel - 26 Patr ck Nagel pictures of beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound * This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs tor generating stunning graphics. Includes. 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Helper - help program to make learning the CLI easier, and more! W835: 3d Graphics ¦ This disk contains several neat orograms to use with your 3d modeling;raytracing programs 3dFonts - Full vector font set for use with 3d programs, FontMaker - make 3d fonts irom any system font, Make3DShape • create 3d shapes from any image, DumplolFF - create 3d animations preserves pallet, and World3d - a demo program ol a front end for use with DKBRender. WB36: Graphics • On this disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images including, Mpath ¦ creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - produce an unlimited number q! Variations of images that a symmetrically similar to a rose SimGen - display those spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracmg program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one! WB35: 3d Graphics Cont.- World3d - a demo program of a front end for use with DKBRender WB36: Graphics - On this 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 to a rose. SimGen - display those spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one1 Wb37: Educational - Educatonal games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics • Plotxv is the most powerful full featured plotting package. Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to our library1 Highly recommended Plans • a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured. Tesselator ¦ a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C Ecsher type pictures WB39: Music - Intuitracker is a German ottering 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 SONY Blank Disks DSDD 10 for $ 8.90 (.89 cents ea) 25 for $ 18.90 (.76 cents ea) 50 for $ 34.90 (.70 cents ea) 100 for $ 68.00 (.68 cents ea) No shipping charge on USA dank d=Sk orders. Canada and Mexico add 54 5 each. Other foreign add $ 50 ea library, WB4Q: Music "CD on a disk", 90 minutes of modem music on this well presorted 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 wifh many features expected in a commercial package. Requires 1.2 MB of memory1 WB46:Ctip Art HighRes clip art with the following motifs - embellishments (borders, dodads people, and transportation WB48: Clip Art • HighRes chp art with the following motifs - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49abc:Anima!ion 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 (aknhght, copersine. Doc, dps201Q, impact, and logodemo). These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga' 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. WB53:Graphics Raytracmg prcgrams generate absolutely stunning realist c looking planes, rockets, buildings.... and surreal images often consisting of highly polished spheres and objects C-Light is the most powerful EASY-TO-USE of it's kind we have seen to date This is easily better, and more full featured, than similar commercial programs costing m the hundreds o1 dollars Also. Smovie ¦ a full featured video text titter similar to ProVideo. Broadcast Titler Great video scrolling, wipes, special etfects. And more.., Exp WB54:Printing This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer for the PD1 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:Application 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. 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WB62:Midi Utilities • Several useful midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and Irom several music programs lo midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase, display midi info, file sequence player, and a lew scores WB63:Disk Utilities 3 Several highly recommended programs to aid m removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing file backups. Binary editing, fast formatting, tile recovery, disk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt disks WB66:lcons 2- Lot's o? 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. Sonix2MOD ¦ converts sonix lo .mod files which then can bo used by noisetracker, soundtraker. And MED. SpeakerSim
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SSS ¦ this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games, Today - a personal calendar. Taroi - fortune teller, and Grammar ¦ grammar checker. WB7B: 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. LCDCafc • this well done calculator has a very large display and operates from the keyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log, Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldlime - find out what time it is in up to 50 global cities. WB81: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use. Database program. Don t let the ease of use fool you. This is a very full featured database program including full printer control for address labels and mail merge applications. Also includes. 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In his August column, he describes the origins of his prejudice and asks the Amiga community to help enlighten him and R-E readers. Radio-Electronics is a prominent magazine in its field, reaching a technically minded readership that is open to new and better technologies. 1 think the Amiga would be well received by these people if they could get accurate information about it. Holtzman has called on the Amiga community to write articles and submit information on new products for R-E to print, so this is a golden opportunity lor Amiga users and manufacturers to reach a large group of technical people who have just recently been exposed to the ‘joys” of windows for the PC. The Amiga should blow them away. Come on, Amigans, lets show R-E and its readers just how powerful the Amiga is. We have a new forum for telling our side of the story, so let's use it! The address: Radio-Electronics, 500-R Bi-County Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735. Jonathan Norris Triffid Research Group La Grande, Oregon To Use It Is To Love It I recently inherited two and a half Amigas, the half being the bare chassis of an A1000 that will work once it has all its parts, I have spent the better part of a week playing with the two functioning machines, and I’m duly impressed. I have worked with the Apple Iis, MS-DOS machines, and Macintoshes, and none of them really can compare with the A1000. Sure, a fully tricked-out Mac or IBM done can do graphics and sound, but who has the money for one? I sure don’t! I had seen Commodore’s Amiga ad campaign some years ago, but the pretentiousness of the copy turned me off I never realized how capable the Amiga was until I sat down and took one for a test drive. Maybe Commodore ought to lend one to every Mac or MS-DOS user for a week. I bet thev J would then sell a lot more Amigas! John Wheaton Louisville, Kentucky Prod the Developers! I appreciate the recent information that WordPerfect is considering a release of an updated version of their program for the Amiga. I have written We have a new forum for telling our side of the story, so let’s use it! Them to support and encourage tins. I hope ihm Amiga World continues to give Amiga owners tips on where to write to encourage the big hoys to get off their duffs and write more programs for the Amiga. John Stelmach Ph iladelphia, Pennsylvan ia Non-Support Woes The reason I hough L DCTV was so I could do NTSC animation with Imagine, but then I found that DC IV and Imagine 1,1 don’t work with each other! I talked with people at Impulse who said that if Digital Creations would give them die necessary information, they could support DCTV. Digital Creations agreed to send the information to Impulse, and I thought all my troubles were over. But now Impulse tells me there are so many new features on Imagine 1.2 that DCTV support is unlikely. Now, I’m mad! Pm sending this letter to Amiga magazines in an attempt to get Imagine DCTV users to lean on Impulse. We want DCTV support! Marc Hoffman Where Were You, CBM? This week, 1 had the opportunity to attend the SIGGRAPH convention in Las Vegas. The experience was mind- blowing, frustrating, and exciting, but most of all it was eye-opening. As an Amiga user, I was appalled that Commodore’s presence was token at best. Its lack of interest in participating in such events sends a clear message, not only to the public, hut to its own graphics users. It seems to me this implies that the Amiga has succeeded in spite of Commodore, not because of it, and it is the third-party developers who have borne the burden of marketing the Amiga as an inexpensive graphics work station. John Bavaresco Long Beach, California Don’t Throw Stones! A note to fellow Amiga users: I hope that there arc very few of you who turn up your noses at other computers, for being prejudiced against other machines only makes it look had for the Amiga and its users. If you want to promote the Amiga, don’t hash other computers; instead, try letting the Amiga sell itself by taking every opportunity to show off its numerous capabilities. I’ve helped sell several Amigas just by letting my friends see what my A500 can do. Mark Worden Saint John, New Brunswick Object Oriented Program Construction for Regular Ordinary People. Hile you weren't watching, we turned you and the rest of the world's Amiga users into programmers, With CanDo's intuitive interface and simple but powerful toolkit, ordinary people all over the country have been creating stand-alone utilities, data bases, word processors, vertical market applications, animated multimedia presentations, and all sorts of games. 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