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Let's your A500 run MS-DOS and AmigaDOS Applications Concurrently!! • 512KB of Onboard Memory (RAM) for exclusive use by MS-DOS. Transparent access to the A500's memory for MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory! • Socket for optional 80C287 (CMOS) Floating Point Unit. PLUS, your Series U A500-F1D8+ matches your Amiga™ 500's good looks line-for-lme and curvc-for-curvc. So... Be Smart, before you buy anyone else's A500™ hard drive or RAM expansion system, ask the question: "Does It Have a Mini-Slot"? Why settle for anything less? GVP PC286 MODULE 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 AT SEVEN O'CLOCK on a freezing New Hampshire morning, a crew of five from Great Valley Products arrived at the vast and well-lit Amiga I Vo rid offices. Within minutes they commandeered our large conference room, making it look like a full-scale computer show was about to open. CHIEF CONCERNS Amiga users are in the drivers seal and looking to developers to give them new and more powerful tools. By nine am, they had hauled in some two dozen products and set up full demos of a good handful. 'They had even flown in Ad Wisman, a talented programmer from Holland, who held his long red heard together with a hand ol solder. All right! All we had to do was buy lunch and sit comfortably for about six hours while the demos and speeches ran on. The GVPers made this trek because Amiga World is read by over 100,000 potential buyers. They wanted to bowl us over with the full force of their product line. After all. There's considerable wampum at stake. There were also unconfirmed reports that company VP Gregtj Garnick wanted to ski. Oo Don’t get me wrong. 1 was plenty interested in the products. After all, they do handy things like make the Amiga faster and more versatile. Hut I was distracted quite a hit of the time in contemplating the overall market, and everything the guvs from CA P said or j n ci 4 did confirmed the idea that the company is really a microcosm, a big microcosm, of the US market. Let me explain. A few weeks before they came. I got a call from a reporter on a Philadelphia business magazine who was doing a piece 011 GVP, Like any good reporter, he asked tough questions about their future, and specifically whether their being whollv dependent on the Amiga created risk. What if sales of the machine dried up? Wouldn’t GVP be sucking the proverbial canal water along with every other vendor? H ittie m2 I thought about it a while, since I generally like to give honest answers but don’t want to be embarrassed by saving something stupid in print (this column, of course, being the exception). “No." I said. “I don't think GVP’s health is really that dependent upon sales of the Amiga." “Huh?" 1 went on to explain that this market is plumb unique. The users are more or less in charge, and they are driving the machine into more and more advanced and specialized uses. I don’t mean to insult you if you play games or use productivity software. Most of us do, and the lac k ol commitment to general-purpose Amiga users is a crime. Instead, I'm talking about the market's general direction. I would guess that a large percentage of Amigas sold in the US go to people who already have an Amiga (I think Lou Wallace alone has hall a dozen), use it seriously, and are looking fora more powerful machine to do graphics, video, animation, multimedia, music, or what have you. What all this means is that most people with Amigas are not giving them up.

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Amiga World Vol 08 06 1992 Jun

Document sans nom Encounter the Power! ISXPAAJBJO. Beef Up Your A500 28 Ways To Upgrade RAM Buyer’s Guide 47 Memory Boosters Choosing a Monitor 13 Models Compared “Light Table” Animation Sync Your Video System REVIEWS: Video Toaster 2.0 SuperJAM RayDance ... Games & More!
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• reason only... SPEED! 0 And once you know what makes one 68040 accelerator better than another, the only board you'll want is the G-FORCE 040 from GVP. HINK ALL ’040 ACCELERATORS ARE THE SAME? THINK AGAIN! ? 0 to SMB of onboard, 40ns, non-multiplexed, DRAM. Fully auto-configured, user-install- able SIMM modules lets you expand your A3000 to 24MB! ? DRAM controller design fully supports the 68040 CPU's burst memory access mode. WATCH OUT FOR SLOW DRAM BOTTLENECKS Yes, all 68040 CPU's are created equal but this doesn't mean that all accelerator boards allow your A3000 to make the most of the 68040 CPU's incredible performance. The A3000 was designed to work with low-cost, 80ns DRAM |memory| technology. As a result, anytime the '040 CPU accesses the A3000 motherboard, memory lots of CPU wait-states are introduced and all the reasons you bought your accelerator literally come to a screeching halt! Not true for the G-FORCE 040... SOLUTION: THE G-FORCE 040's FAST, 40ns, ON BOARD DRAM To eliminate this memory access bottleneck, we designed a special 1MB, 32-bit wide, non-multiplexed, SIMM module using 40ns DRAMs (yes, forty nanoseconds!). This revolutionary memory module allows the G-FORCE 040 to be populated with up to 8MB of state-of-the- art, high performance, on-board DRAM. Think of this as a giant SMB cache which lets the '040 CPU race along at the top performance speeds you paid for. ? Full DMA (Direct Memory Access] to from the on-board DRAM by any A3000 peripheral (e.g: the A300Q's built in hard disk controller]. ? Asynchronous design allows the 68040 to run at clock speeds independent of the A3000 motherboard speed. Allows easy upgrade to 33Mhz 68040 (over 25.3 MIPS!) When available from Motorola. ? Hardware support for allowing V2.0 Kickstart ROM to be copied into and mirrored by the high performance onboard DRAM. Its like caching the entire operating system! Software switchable 68030 "fallback" mode for full backward compatibility with the A3000's native 68030 CPU. Incorporates GVP's proven quality, experience and leadership in Amiga accelerator products. TRY A RAM DISK PERFORMANCE TEST AND SQ FOR YOURSELF HOW THE G-FORCE 040 OUT PERFORMS THE COMPETITION A3000 "CPU slot" connector SHOP SMART: COMPARE THESE G-FORCE 040 SPECS TO ANY OTHER ‘040 ACCELERATOR 68040 CPU running at 28Mhz providing 22 MIPS and 3.75 MFLOPS! NOTE; The 68040 incorporates a CPU, MMU, FPU and separate 4KB data and instruction caches on a single chip. Ask your dealer to run any "RAM disk" performance test and see the G-FORCE 040's amazing powers in action. So now that you know the facts, order your G-FORCE 040 today. After all, the only reason why you need an '040 accelerator is SPEED! G-Force 040 is a registered trademark of Great Valley Products Inc Amiga is a registered trademark ol Commodore-Amga, Inc © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc 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 FEATURES CONTENTS VOLUME 8, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1992 A500 Expansion: The “Inside” Story By Tim Walsh .26 ufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses" list. The Last Word 104 We read die readers and put your feedback on this page every month. REVIEWS SUPERJAM! (Blue Ribbon) ----16 One of the more exciting and innovative music programs to come down the Amiga 'pike in quite a while. Wordsworth (Digital ind) 20 Internal expansion of your system is appealing because it offers a neat, compact solution all under one cover, but upgrading the Amiga a00 internally is a lot trickier than with the A2000 or A3000. Here's some expert advice and a host of hardware for those who prefer the "inside" track. “Big 3 ” Upgrades Part I: Memory RAM For All Seasons By Sheldon Leemon 31 Buying RAM is no picnic: There are dillercnt kinds of RAM, uses for RAM, and combinations configurations of RAM with other expansion devices. Part I of a special series on upgrading essential system resources memory, processing power, and storage will help you lind the best strategy and products to maximize your RAM. Screen Tests By Linda Barrett Lqflamme ....39 Before you buy a monitor, you should consider what your needs are, what different display technologies have to offer, and what trade-offs you're willing to accept. We’ll help you sort out your options and then evaluate IB Amiga displays to choose from. VIM ICLI1S AW Feature Review: Video Toaster 2.0 By Lou Wallace 44 NewTek's Video Toaster was a revolutionary breakthrough in desktop-video technology. Now an all-new software upgrade lias Amiga video bulls flipping their croutons in sheer digital delight. CO IT M S 6 Chief Concerns By Doug Barney .. AW had some visitors recently, and in the wake of their departure, the editor got to thinking about what direction the Amiga market might be moving in next. As our cover (inset, above) may suggest to imaginative sci-fi types, this month’s theme could be dubbed "Close Encounters of the Hardware Kind." We want to help you push mhatever Amiga model you use to incorporate one-found power to achieve any lash you desire. That's why we're covering every facet of internal A 500 expansion, everything you ever wauled to know about RAM upgrades, and a whole array of display possibilities to suit even application. So, get ready to sink your teeth into some heavy metal. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen . D 2 I bis mouth Joel shows you why animating with Deluxe Paint IV is a whole lot easier and more fun. Make way for “Light Table” animation! VlDEO Suite By Paulo de Andrade , . D4 Learn how to use a sync generator to create a “bouse svuc” that will ensure 4 proper timing of all the components in your video system. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 Find out what’s happening in the news, new products, and on the nets from all over the Amiga community every month right here. 14 Help Key ... II you’ve got a technical glitch, a system hitch, or any related itch -don’t bitch. Send Lou your grief and get fast relief! Graphics-oriented word processor with lots of accessories. RayDaNCE (Radiance) .....24 Highly programmable script-based 3-D rendering and animation. AdIDE and AdSpeedIDE (icd), .. 7H I lard-disk controllcr drive-plus-accelera- tor combos for internal A500 expansion. GAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 82 This month .'Ill 's top tipster takes oil the formidable Elvira in a cybernetic battle of the sexes. The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Dynamix) .82 Highly entertaining adventure with wee Willie features superb animation. Populous II (Bullfrog Electronic Arts)...... «4 The sequel. “Trials of the Olympic Gods," may be even better than the original! ELF (Ocean Electronic Arts) ..87 Fine medieval-fantasy platform game. Bo Jackson Baseball (Data East) and MicroLeague Baseball: The Manager’s Challenge (MicroLeague Sports) .92 "Bn’ defmitely knows action, while "Challenge'' stresses strategy “Earl Weaver" style. THE FINAL WORD IN RAM EXPANSION FOR THE A2000 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. SIMM sockets for up to 6MB user installed memory modules. (Shown here fully populated) GVP’s VLSI custom chip allows dramatic decrease in 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-install, industry standard, SIMM memory modules. No more bent pins or incorrectly inserted DRAM chips! V GVP's state-of-the-art VLSI technology has reduced an 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 of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Dealers Circle 21 on Reader Service card Consumers Circle 22 on Reader Service card AmigaWorld Dale Strang, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Swain Pratt, Managing Editor Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor LOUIS R. Wallace, Senior Editor. Technology Linda Barrett Laflamme, Review Editor Gene Brawn, Joel Hagen, David T. McClellan, Peter Olafson, (. 'ontrihuting Editors Howard G. Harr, Art Director LAURA JOHNSON, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer DEBRA A* Davies, Production Supervisor A LANA KORDA, Manufacturing Manager MlCHAEL McGGLDRICK, Advertising Director BARBARA Hoy, Sales Representative Heather GuiNARIJ, Sales Representative, Partial pages if Info Market, 1-800-441-4403, 1-603-924-0100 MEREDITH Bickford, Advertising Coordinator GlORGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX: 1-415-375-7019 WEN DIE HAINES MaRRO, Marketing Director LlSA JaillET, Desktop Publishing Manager DEBORAH M. Walsh, Circulation Manager TechMedia Publishing Dale Strang, President Susan M. Hanshaw, Director of Operations LlSA LaFleur, Business if Operations Manager Mary McCole, Pre sident's Assistant; Customer Service Liaison Kenneth RlAKEMAN, Associate Publisher. Ancillary Products LYNN LaGASSE, Video Products Manager ClIRlS Conroy, Technical Director, Video Products Tim WaLSH, Ancillary Products Manager LlNDA Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales if Collections AmigaWorld (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal tun connected with Commodore Business Mai hint's. Inc. Amiga Wut Id is published moodily by lei hMedia Publishing, Inc.. an IDG Company, 80 Elm St.. Ivtei bomugh. Ml 03458. L .S. subscription rate is $ 29.97, one year; $ 40.00, two years; $ (>4.00, three years. (ianada $ 38.9" (L .S hinds), one vcaronh Mexico $ 38.97, Foreign Surface $ 49.97, Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (piepavment is leipiiied on Foreign Suit.lie and Airmail subscriptions in I S. hinds dr.uvn mi I S hank). All fcuvign rates arc one-year only Second-class postage paid at Ivler bomugh. N H. and at additional mailing offices. Phone: 003-921-l> 100. Entire contents ropy tight 1992 by lech Media Publishing. Inc. No pai l ol this publication may be printed or otherwise rcpnxluced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes in AmigaWorld, Subscription Services. PO Box. :")88(14. Boulder. GO 89322-8804. Nationalh disiribiited by Kable News Go., AmigaWorld makes every eflbri to .issine the act maty of at tit les. Listings anti dtcniis published in the magazine. Amiga Wot hi assumes no responsihilitv lot cl.linages due to eriors or omissions. 01V ADD 286 COMPATIBILITY TO YOUR A500m IN A “SNAP” WITHOUT VOIDING THE WARRANTY ON YOUR A500! GVP's SERIES II A500-HD8+ NOW FEATURES AN OPTIONAL, PLUG-IN, 16NIHZ PC286 EMULATOR MOOULE! Not only have we added a PC286 emulator option to our best selling A500 hard drive subsystem but our Series E™ A500-HD8+ units are now equipped exclusively with Quantum™ hard drives offering the fastest access times and data transfer rates, unique disk caching and the highest reliability (MTBFI rating in the industry. Coupled with our world acclaimed DMA SCSI controller, everything from loading software to saving files is so much faster that you finally have the time to enjoy the fun and productivity that you bought your A500 for in the first place. THE MAGIC BEHIND GVP’S SERIES II A500-HD8+ HARD DRIVE MUSCLE Check out these unequalled features: Choice of factory-installed SO, 120 or 240MB Quantum SCSI hard drives. Provides storage space of 56, 130 or 260 floppy disks! ? Game Switch for disabling the hard drive allowing compatibility with those few badly behaved games which don't like hard drives! I A2000™ Hard Drive Performance. The A500HD8+ uses the same Custom DMA VLSI Chip and F AAA STROM technologies as our top-selling, high performance, Series IP1 A2000 SCSI controllers. ? Up to SMB of User-Installable Internal FAST RAM expansion (SIMMs). External SCSI port for connecting additional SCSI Peripherals such as Tape Drives, CD- ROM drives, etc. ? Unique Internal "Mini-Slot" Expansion Connector and Fan for Cool, Reliable Operation. Amiga a a regttjpred imdpmnA a! Comrnodora-Arng.1. Inc. Dealers Circle 23 on Reader Service card. Consumers Circle 24 on Reader Service card. 01991 Graai vnfcy i*c ? Includes Dedicated Power Supply ensuring that your A500 power supply is not overloaded (a MUST for adherence to Commodore specs). PLUS, now we offer something NO OTHER HARD DRIVE SUBSYSTEM can, an optional plug-in 16Mhz 286 "PC" Emulator! THE MAGIC OF THE GVP PC28G EMULATOR OPENS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MORE. Our new GVP PC286 emulator module is the first A500 peripheral specifically designed to be plugged into our unique internal "Mini-Slot". Unlike other 286 PC emulators, this one fits right inside your A500HD8+ housing! So installation is a snap and there's no need to open and dismantle your A500™ and run the risk of VOIDING YOUR Computer's WARRANTY. In fact your warranty worries are over, because the A50Q-HD8+ as well as the optional GVP PC286 emulator module are now warranted for 2 FULL YEARS!! The GVP PC286 "Mini-Slot" module features:
• Runs MS-DOS (V3.2 or up), Microsoft Windows™ and literally thousands of PC applications. NOTE: MS-DOS Operating system is NOT Included.
• 16Mhz 80286 CPU. Up to 15 times faster than IBM's original PC!
• Complete Hercules™, CGA, EGA VGA (monochrome) and T3100 video emulations. MS-DOS applications can use the A500's™ built-in parallel and serial ports transparently.
• Use the A500's floppy drive(s) to read write MS-DOS floppies.
• Let's your A500 run MS-DOS and AmigaDOS Applications Concurrently!!
• 512KB of Onboard Memory (RAM) for exclusive use by MS-DOS. Transparent access to the A500's memory for MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory!
• Socket for optional 80C287 (CMOS) Floating Point Unit. PLUS, your Series U A500-F1D8+ matches your Amiga™ 500's good looks line-for-lme and curvc-for-curvc. So... Be Smart, before you buy anyone else's A500™ hard drive or RAM expansion system, ask the question: "Does It Have a Mini-Slot"? Why settle for anything less? GVP PC286 MODULE 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 AT SEVEN O'CLOCK on a freezing New Hampshire morning, a crew of five from Great Valley Products arrived at the vast and well-lit Amiga I Vo rid offices. Within minutes they commandeered our large conference room, making it look like a full-scale computer show was about to open. CHIEF CONCERNS Amiga users are in the drivers seal and looking to developers to give them new and more powerful tools. By nine am, they had hauled in some two dozen products and set up full demos of a good handful. 'They had even flown in Ad Wisman, a talented programmer from Holland, who held his long red heard together with a hand ol solder. All right! All we had to do was buy lunch and sit comfortably for about six hours while the demos and speeches ran on. The GVPers made this trek because Amiga World is read by over 100,000 potential buyers. They wanted to bowl us over with the full force of their product line. After all. There's considerable wampum at stake. There were also unconfirmed reports that company VP Gregtj Garnick wanted to ski. Oo Don’t get me wrong. 1 was plenty interested in the products. After all, they do handy things like make the Amiga faster and more versatile. Hut I was distracted quite a hit of the time in contemplating the overall market, and everything the guvs from CA P said or j n ci 4 did confirmed the idea that the company is really a microcosm, a big microcosm, of the US market. Let me explain. A few weeks before they came. I got a call from a reporter on a Philadelphia business magazine who was doing a piece 011 GVP, Like any good reporter, he asked tough questions about their future, and specifically whether their being whollv dependent on the Amiga created risk. What if sales of the machine dried up? Wouldn’t GVP be sucking the proverbial canal water along with every other vendor? H ittie m2 I thought about it a while, since I generally like to give honest answers but don’t want to be embarrassed by saving something stupid in print (this column, of course, being the exception). “No." I said. “I don't think GVP’s health is really that dependent upon sales of the Amiga." “Huh?" 1 went on to explain that this market is plumb unique. The users are more or less in charge, and they are driving the machine into more and more advanced and specialized uses. I don’t mean to insult you if you play games or use productivity software. Most of us do, and the lac k ol commitment to general-purpose Amiga users is a crime. Instead, I'm talking about the market's general direction. I would guess that a large percentage of Amigas sold in the US go to people who already have an Amiga (I think Lou Wallace alone has hall a dozen), use it seriously, and are looking fora more powerful machine to do graphics, video, animation, multimedia, music, or what have you. What all this means is that most people with Amigas are not giving them up. They have too much invested in hardware, software, and learning to switch, even if something else could do the job. Physicists call this inertia. To me, it's just smart thinking. So two types of companies clean up in a market with such inertia. One makes leading-edge products, stulf rhat just hasn't ever been available. The other type provides solid products to improve vour system: hard drives, accelerators, and the like. If you can do both, voii're golden. ? Cj It's kind of like owning a car. You can have the greatest roadster in the world, but if you can’t get a muffler, hot tires, or a bigger carburetor, you’ll trade it in for the next best thing. Even a stinking and wheezing dav-old Yu go is better n 4 n than a car with no parts. GVP, like some of the other hardware sharpies, is selling an awful lot of upgrade products. That tells us exactly what is happening in the .Amiga market. People treasure their machines and like to soup ’em up. We need this steady, reliable supply of performance replacement and upgrade components, as well as the well- regarded stream of products that further push technology. These batches of silicon let us know that our machines are sound and the capabilities growing. Nice little confidence booster, eh? And what exactly did GVP show? Look for details in future issues, but here are the highlights, first. Ex-Com- modorc engineer Jeff Boyer showed how they revamped the existing line of accelerators and cranked out a few brand-new ones. The fastest, I’d guess, is the G-Eorce 68040 board, into which you can plug faster processors. I hat ’s nice enough, but I lie really exciting accelerator is the A5S0. With this, you have an A500 that is not only faster than a 3000 (soon to he old hat), hut has up to SMB of RAM, a hard drive, and a PC emulator, all within one expansion box. Hot dang! PhonePak, a unique fax answering machine voice-mail device is high on their list. They think this will sell Ami- gas outside of our traditional markets. For the IV24, thev showed an RGB splitter encoder decoder for switching between video and computer sources, the starting point Tor some swell transitions. To wrap up the session, Dutch programmer professor Wisman showed his photographic theory-based, image processing package for the IV24. By nightfall, the conference room was cleared of debris, and I walked to my car thinking about one word: inertia. ¦ Our new G-Force 030 Combo board for the A2000 is truly in a class of its own and has no equal. It 's equivalent to four expansion boards in a single slot! With its ‘030 Central Processor and 68882 Floating Point Processor (both running at a dock speed of up to 50Mhz), 4 to 16MB RAM and on-board DMA SCSI Controller, the G-Force 030 Combo gives you more performance and control for the money than any other single board out there. IT S A COMPLETE SYSTEM ON A SINGLE BOARD 32-Bit RAM EXPANSION... dim scsi comoum.. HARD-DISK-CARD & MORE. G-FORCE 030 COMBO THE MUST HAVE A200D ADD-ON Give your Amiga a massive memory boost... Make your Amiga faster than a speeding bullet... 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• Converts to Hard-Disk-Card with Optional Hard Drive Mounting bracket. AND FOR THE MUST HAVE OF ALL HARD DISK CARDS... Our optional "Hard-Disk-Card" Conversion Kit turns your G-Force 030 Combo board into a Hard-Disk-Card the drive mounts directly on the Combo board itself even saving you a peripheral bay! For real price performance ask your dealer about our factory installed 120MB or 240MB Quantum hard drive bundles - look for our seal! Not only do you get a great price hut with our new two-year warranty, you will get the piece of mind you deserve. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 (’lark 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 G-Fcrce 030 ts a registered trademark o' Great VaScy Products Inc. Annga is a registered trademark ot Commodore-Annga, Inc All otrier trademarks are liie properly ot their respective owners © 1991 Great Valley Products Inc. H A N N O'V E R, G E R M A N Y Every March, the world s largest computer show overscan News, New Products and Networks Two if by CeBIT: German Show Sees Launch of Amiga 600 Pair invades Hannover, Germany. This year, over 600,000 people descended upon the show's 21 exhibition halls in just eight days. The largest crowds collected around Commodore’s three booths, which represented the company’s three separate activities in Europe. To impress the mostly PC-oriented CeBIT attendees and improve its position as Germany’s second largest seller oflBM clones, Commodore focused on its MS-DOS machines. The main booth was dominated by Pcs from 486 EISA machines to notebooks. In a press conference, Chairman Irving Gould announced the opening of new sales offices in eastern Europe, starting with Warsaw, Poland, and stated that Amiga sales increased 21% in the last quarter of 1991. Power Full Here in the world’s largest Amiga market, there was greater interest in the second booth, which showcased multimedia applications on Amiga 3000s and 30004s. The newest ray-tracing software versions showed up, as did a PAL 24-bit framebuffer, an Amiga CAD system, the Scala presentation system (Digital Vision A S), and Digital Creations' DCTV. East German newcomer SEK'D presented a complete Amiga sound system including 8-, 12-, and 16-bit sampling, MIDI sequencing, and sound expansion all in one package with Arexx support and free editing possibilities. On a huge video wall, CBM presented its experimental Amiga-based multimedia application. Called Cyberama, it is a blue-box system in which a person in front of a video camera activates computer gadgets and moves ‘"objects” by [jointing at them. The computer analyzes the movements and handles collisions with computer images. In the final video picture, the person appears genlocked with the computer graphics. Also in this booth was CDTV, now presented as a complete Amiga system. Called Ainiga-CDTV, the package includes a keyboard, floppy and hard drives, a modem, and a mouse, in addition to a CDTV. With this and the A570 CD drive for the Amiga 500, Commodore hopes to establish a new family of multimedia home computers. 500 Minus Expandability Equals...The New 600! Commodore’s third booth the home- computer booth hosted the first official showing of the new 2.04-based Amiga 600 and 600HD (the latter with a 20MB Continued on j). 12. Pick Up the Pace Great Valley Products (GVP) has recently come up with three new ways to put you right in the fast lane. Following in the footsteps of GVP's Series II A500-HD8-F subsystem, the A530 Combo30-40 features a 40-MHz 68030 accelerator; slots for up to SMB of 60- nanosecond (ns), 32-bit RAM; a floating-point-unit socket; and the choice of a 52, 105, or 240MB built-in SCSI hard drive. Sweetening the deal is a miniature slot that accommodates the GVP PC286 (S425). This PC AT emulator provides a 16-MHz 286 processor, 512K of RAM, a socket for an 80C287 FPU, and various video emulation modes: Hercules, CGA, monochrome EGA VGA, andT310O. (Note that MS- DOS is not included.) A 28-MHz 68040 accelerator (with an on-chip MMU and FPU) for the A3000 or A30Q0T, the G-Force 040 board supplies two megs of 40ns, 32-bit RAM and can support up to six more. For increased performance, you can copy and transparently map the 2.0 Kickstart ROM into G-Force's memory. With 2MB, the board is $ 2799; an additional 4MB sets you back $ 899 more. Now available in 25-, 40-, and 50-MHz versions, the G-Force 68030 Combo for the A2000 includes a 68882 FPU, 60ns, 32-bit RAM, and a SCSI controller (with its own 14-MHz controller chip). While the 25-MHz board comes with 1MB of RAM (expandable to 13MB), the 40- and 50-MHz boards each come with 4MB and hold up to 16MB. In addition, GVP supplies a 120 or 240MB Quantum drive with the 40-MHz board and offers a 240MB drive with the 50-MHz board. For complete pricing, contact GVP (RS 107.) Fore! Can’t afford counuy-club lees? Tee off with Links ($ 59.95), the HAM-mode golf game from Access Software. Links [juts you on the greens of such championship courses as San Diego’s Toney Bines (additional course disks are in the works). While you won’t need a membership card to play, you will need l MB of memory and a hard disk. (RS 104.) To locate the vendors of the products mentioned, see the '"Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 102. Quarterback 5.0 - © Quarterback Software 1992 Centra I Coast EJ * Backup started Feb 11 * 1992 at 10:55:02
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(512) 328-6650 • FAX (512) 328-1925 Quarterback is a trademark of New Horizons Software. Inc. A Video Takes You can't get good results from badly tuned equipment, so Vidia offers the Video Calibration Set ($ 49*95), A collection of 41 IFF images, the set turns a genlock- equipped Amiga into a test-pattern generator for composite or RGB monitors. The various IFFs test for color, brightness and contrast, elec- tron-beam convergence, phosphor burn, and interlace flicker, as well as spatial, color, and gray-scale linearity. (The supplied presentation software displays the images at the click of a mouse.) The package also includes three printed test patterns for checking a video camera's interlace coher- ence, local and overall aspect ratio, contrast, and detail. (RS 101.) With your camera and monitors tweaked to perfection, you're ready to work. To set your video's mood, CeV Designs offers a selection of backdrops in the Educator Set ($ 39.95), which comprises Volume 6: The Educator V2.0 World Maps; Volume 11: The Reporter School Sports; and Volume 12: The Producer. The four-disk Volume 6 contains topographically textured maps of the US, individual states, and various countries. The two disks of Volume 11 hold hi-res scenes of school sports, school environment, and graduation, while the political disk from Volume 12 houses screens with governmental and historical political images. (RS 102.) Combine computer graphics and ? A computer topic made headlines in the news early this March, placing an overdue wake-up call to the entire computer industry. “Computer experts” came out of the walls, unwittingly infusing higher doses of anxiety into panic-stricken PC owners by making dire predictions on prime-time TV. Sales of antivirus programs soared, and many PC owners dared not turn on their computers that fateful day of March 6. Although coverage of Michelangelo may have seemed excessive, the resulting awareness allowed many people to escape damage. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Waish At the risk of being labeled a “computer expert," I admit that several people asked me how to avoid Michaelangelo. I assured them that the virus would strike only MS-DOS compatibles, and that their computers should he fine as long as they had an up- to-date memorv-resideni virus checker in place. The scare gave Amiga users pause. After all, whether you own an Amiga, Mac or PC. Or any combination thereof, we’re singing in the same choir when it comes to computer viruses and the precautions needed to be sale from them. Online Solutions Partially because the networks are such a timely source of files, they are the most valuable resource on the planet for antivirus utilities. In the days before Michelangelo struck, a television report noted that CompuServe was receiving a record number of calls from folks searching for virus checkers. Scanning the nets for these programs is confusing because of the wide selection. For years I have been a strong supporter of Steve Tibbett’s YirusX (now in version 4.01). You can find various revisions of it on every major net bv searching on the keyword VIRUSX. In addition, here is a sampling of heavily downloaded files from each net that I found to be exceptional virus catchers: BIX: Zerovirus version 111 (zvirusiii.lzh) resides within the Amiga.user area. With its wild graphic interface, a "hrainfile." And a facility for checking memory’ by address, Jonathan Potter’s program uses only 1 K of chip RAM. CompuServe: Check out BIG312.LZH in the AmigaTech area, library 11. The latest revision of Erwin van Breemen’s BigBrother is a “virus-infccdon detection” program that prevents programs from starting a virus in memory. BigBrother also can start a new shell, handle scripts, and permit viewing and installation of booihlocks. Genie: File 14406 in Amiga library 4 is VIRUSZ2I2.LHA, the latest version of Virus by Georg Hoenuann, Version 2.21 claims the ability if) detect over 146 bool block viruses. Portal: If download counts are reliable indicators, the highly functional Yims_Checker 6.01 (Amiga Zone Library 29, file 42, VCHKR601 .LZH) probably enjoys more widespread use than any other Amiga virus-detection program at this time. Installing John Veldthuis’ acclaimed program under AMIGADOS 2.04 requires nothing more than dropping it into your WBStartup drawer. Safety in Numbers Many of the people who develop virus combantants belong to the nonprofit organization Safe Hex International. The Denmark-based group was established by Amiga user and virus researcher Erik Loevendahl Soerensen. Now, with 14 centers worldwide (including one in Florida), SI It serves nil computer platforms. The group claims the dubious honor of having amassed the world’s largest collection of viruses (over 275), which it analyzes to update its arsenal. SIN wants to help recover the losses of people who are out .substantial sums because of viruses, even offering a $ 1000 reward for information leading to the conviction of virus programmers. You can get Safe Hex’s latest version of The New SnperKillers from the US Regional Virus Center either by downloading it from the BBS (813 849-4034) or by sending $ 3 per disk (a 12- disk subscription is $ 35) to PO Box 724. Port Richey, FL 34673. You can never he completely safe from viruses, for new ones are continually being developed and old ones reworked. Let’s give hearty thanks, though, to the people who contribute to protecting us all. Here are the addresses and telephone numbers of the networks mentioned above: BIX General Videotex! Corp. 1030 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 800 227-2983 617 334-4137 CompuServe PO Box 20212 Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 North Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 20863 Stevens Greek Blvd. Suite 200 Cupertino, GA 95014 408 973-911 1 ers &OUND ZONE With the most powerful, comprehensive 8-bit Digital Sound Package to ever orchestrate an Amiga -jf ?UNO STUDIO FX 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: Fop 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. 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(215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 S P video or two video sources with ChromaKey+ (MicroSearch, $ 395). New to this version of the chromakeyer are a higher video bandwidth, video fil- Two if by CeBIT, from p. 8. Hard drive). The machines look similar to A500s, but, lacking a numeric keypad, are over five inches shorter. According to unofficial sources, these releases are planned as long-term replacements for the Amiga 500. Officially; Commodore did not comment on this “plan.” But attendees had plenty of comments, ranging from “ugly” to “nice game machine” to “great.” (Editors note: As of press time, there is no definite release date for America. We hear that FCC approval is pending.) The machine incorporates SMD (Surface Mounted Device) technology, meaning that only its ROM is replaceable. This design divided Amiga hardware manufacturers into two groups: Those fearing that the approaches used for A500 boards will not work with the new machine, and those wiio got excited thinking of the money they could make repairing a machine that disallows modification at home. German manufacturer Golem Computers announced the first 68030 board for the Amiga 600. Also on the stand was the Amiga’s predecessor, the best-selling C-64. Before you laugh, be aware that with the opening of the iron curtain, this machine is more popular today than ever before. Commodore sold more than 800,000 in 1991 (the highest number ever in one year), with most going to East European countries. Joining these machines in the home- computer booth was Scala 500. This lower-priced version, designed for A500 users, lacks an ANIM player. Electronic Arts got ail unexpected response from its DeluxePaint IV demo when people asked for a version to work with advanced processors. Simplified Intuition If you find Intuition programming time-consuming and confusing, consider STSLib (SciTech Software, £20) and Instinct (Advanced Thinkware Designs, $ 249.95). STSLib promises simple access to 2.0-look menus and 3-D gadgets under AmigaDOS 2.0 and 1.3. An alternative to gadtools.library, STSLib offers routines for Boolean, text, cycle, check-button, and radio-button gadgets, menu building, window and requester creation, IntuiText structures, pen selection, drawing, and more. (RS 113.) Instinct is a collection of object-oriented libraries designed to simplify Intuition programming and provide user-interface primitives that exceed those of Intuition. For example, field objects provide standard gadgets, plus such bonuses as scrolling lists, pop-up fields, subforms, matrix fields, and variable-length, multi- line text. Trigger objects allow user actions to launch events: A menu selection could summon a requester, or a gadget click could open a window. Image objects support IFF-ILBM data so you can use brushes to define images. Requiring AmigaDOS 2.0, Instinct promises results that comply fully with Commodore's Amiga User Interface Style Guide, (RS 114.) Developer distributor FSE showed a hard drive and a new 50-Mhz 68030 accelerator by Golem, and it announced a RAM expander for the A600, as well as a 16-bit sound sampler for the A2000 and A3000. Casio presented an Amiga interface for its portable Databank machines, and Philips offered a CD-pro- duction system for under $ 10,000 that can write any CD format, including CDTV and audio CD. Still, surrounded hv PC, UNIX, and workstation companies, Amiga users felt somewhat lost at CeBIT. It was hard to find Amiga companies among the thousands of exhibitors, and no company showed only Amiga products. No Respect The so-called “Amiga freaks” do not improve the Amiga’s image. They run around at fairs by the hundreds, exchanging pirated software, phone numbers, and addresses. Their annual CeBIT opening- day procedure is to cover the wall next to Commodore’s stand with stickers, graffiti, and addresses of “spreaders.” That night, Commodore lias the wall repainted, and from then on guards static! Watch to prevent a repeat performance. This is not the kind of behavior that gets the Amiga the recognition it deserves. But neither is Commodore’s emphasis on Pcs. While other companies proudly announce initial steps into multimedia, the first and true multimedia machine is being overlooked. Alexander Horn Isn’t That Spatial! The eight-member crew of the space station Pegasus is being killed one by one in Murders in Space (Titus). To solve this mystery (and preserve your own life), you must fly a space shuttle, conduct complex medical experiments, explore outside the space station, and, of course, master the zero- gravity environment. Titus' 3-D puzzle The Light Corridor is a different space challenge. Here, you travel at the speed of light, ensuring the safe passage of chosen objects through thetunnels of time. (RS 105.) Broadcast Boost Caligari Broadcast 2.1 (Octree Software, $ 1995) ups the ante in 3-D modeling. T his lastest version of the ray tracer includes a free-form deformation module; revamped point-editing, slice, sweep, and mirror functions; quaternion-based spline animations; an unlimited number of lights; and a 32-bit (eight-bit alpha) renderer with texture mapping, environment mapping, shadows, four-level antialiasing, and transparency, Gouraud, Phong, metal, and environment shading. For input and output, you can choose among VideoScape, LightWave, and Sculpt object formats. Broadcast 2.1 also supports single-frame controllers and the Targa+ Vista, Impact Vision 24, Harlequin, DCIV, and HAM-E frame buffers. For slide making, resolutions of up to 8000x8000 pixels are at your disposal. Because this type of 3-D power requires intense calculation, the program is optimized to run on 68030 and 68040 accelerators with floating-point units. (RS 109.) Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Linda Laflamme and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ AND DRIVE-ING HARD TO STAY THAT WAY!
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• Custom chip design for the fastest possible data transfer rates and DMA performance even in a multi-tasking environment. A Ask your dealer about Syquest 44MB or 80MB removable hard drives for use with any GVP SCSI Controller. Special factory-bundled configurations are now available. 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 registerptl IraOprr.art Dl Commodore ¦ Amiga (nc 5961 Grea: Valley Products ine HELP KEY Lou deals with creating a RAM disk, explains what fatter Agnus does to RAM, and recommends an adapter. By Louis R. Wallace Agnus Chip Effects Q: On my A 500 I have one megabyte of RIM and the fatter Agnus chip. The xmy I understand it is that I now have essentially two megabytes of RAM (one meg of chip RAM and one meg of fast RAM). Now, if that is correct, then why does Dish master say 1 have only 800K of RAM free? For that matter, it says I have HOOK of chip RAM and no fast RAM! What's going on here?
R. Nadon Canada A; Diskmaster is correct that is all the RAM you have. When you hacl the new Agnus installed, this increased your chip RAM from 512K to one megabyte. The extra 512K of new chip RAM was originally your 512K of last RAM. Now you have one megabyte of chip RAM, but no fast memory. Keep in mind that the Agnus merely allows more chip memory; it doesn't have any RAM of its own. In order to have fast RAM, you will now have to add some extra expansion memory. GVP’s VIU Adapter Q: I recently bought the G1T IV24 video card. It's great. But I really need a good composite-to-RGB adapter so I can make use of some of the neat features like the PIP (picture in picture) option. Where can I find one?
L. Williams New York, New York A: You’re in luck! Great Valley Products recently visited the Amiga World offices and showed us some neat new products for the IY24 (among other interesting things). One was a video input output box for the 1Y24 called the VIU (Video Interface Unit), which will do exactly hat you need, and which will henceforth be included with every IY24 that's sold. Best of all, CAT plans on giving one to every- registered IY24 owner who has already bought the IV24 but didn’t get the VIU. So if you haven't already sent in that IV24 registration card, do it now! According to GVP, all you then need do is contact the dealer from whom you bought the IY24, and they will arrange to send you your new VIU. J RAM Disk Creation Q: Help! I am trying to create a recoverable RAM disk for my A500, I am using AmigaDOS 2.04, and I have three megabytes of RAM. I have tried several things, but just can't get it to work. Can you help?
J. Turner Tampa, Florida A: The recoverable RAM disk, or RAI): device is quite easy to create and use. Just add the following lines (if they are not there already) to your mountlist. (The mountlist is found in your SYS: DEVS drawer, and can be edited with anv text editor that can load and save j ASCII. Remember, if you use your word processor, make sure it saves the file back as text only!) These lines will j ' create a mountlist entry lor a recoverable RAM disk that has the storage capacity of a standard floppy disk. * This is an example of a mountlist entry for using the recoverable RAM disk. You can alter the amount of memory you wish to devote to it by changing the HighCyt value.* RAD: Device = RAMdrive. Device Unit = 0 Flags ~ 0 Surfaces = 2 BlocksPerTrack = 11 Reserved = 2 Interleave = 0 LowCyl = 0 HighCyt = 79 Buffers = 5 BufMemType = 1 Once you have added these lines to your mountlist, you should then edit your startup-sequence to check for the existence of RAD: and install it if it isn't already present. If RAD: is present, your startup-sequence should do nothing, but if it isn't already present, it should be mounted, formatted and have the appropriate files copied to it. Here is an example for your startup-sequence. Mount rad: if not exists rad:trashcan echo "Formatting RAD:..." run >nil: sys:system format drive RAD: name Rambo echo "Now copying DFO to RAD,,." Copy DFO: to RAD: all quiet echo "RAD Ready!" Endif This sequence does a couple of interesting things. First, it mounts the RAD disk. (On subsequent reboots, this line will generate a message that RAD already exists.) Then it checks for the existence of the Trashcan directory in J RAD. If that isn't found, it assumes this is the initial powerup of the system. It then quietly formats the RAD disk, (which creates the Trashcan drawer). Next, it copies over all the contents of DFO: to the recoverable RAM disk, using the regular lile-copy command. At this point, you will have a RAM disk whose contents will survive a warm reboot of the machine. You can modify this in many ways. For example, if you don’t want all of DFO: copied, just delete that line and add specific copy statements to do the files and directories you need. Or, you could change the source directory from DFO: to another drive like DF1: or DF2:. Keep in mind that the mountlist entry above creates a RAM disk the same size as a regular floppy, and it will fill up and generate a “disk full" message if you tty to put too much into it. If you need more room, increase the value for I Iigh- Cyl in the mountlist. However, using a recoverable RAM disk the same size as a floppy has advantages, such as the ability to do a disk copy between it ancl real floppy drives. ¦ HE ONLY 16MHZ '286IBM PC AT But before you buy any emulator here EMULATOR THAT WORKS WITH BOTH THE A500AND THEA21 If you want your Amiga 500 500+ or 2000 to be able to run software programs that were originally written for the IBM PC, GVP and Vortex have the perfect solution the Atonce-Plus PC AT emulator board. Are a few key facts you should know ... ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS is the only PC emulator board with a powerful 16-bit 80286 CPU running at the blazing clockspeed of l6Mhz. ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS has a Norton Speed Index of 16, so you know it's amazingly fast at loading, manipulating and storing data. ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS comes with its own 512KB of RAM and allows the Amiga's memory to be (transparently) allocated to MS-DOS applications requiring more than 512KB of memory. Amiga FAST RAM can even be used as extended memory! ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS can take full advantage of the 80286 CPU's protected mode and allows MS Windows to run in "standard" mode. This is not possible with other emulators using 8-bit wide bus CPU's. ? FACT: Atonce-PLUS operates under AmigaDOS, so you can run AmigaDOS and MS-DOS applications concurrently! FACT: Atonce-PLUS supports Hercules, CGA, EGA VGA (mono chrome], AT&T 6300 (640x400) and T3100 video emulations. FACT: Atonce-PLUS makes 1000's of new software programs available to Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000 users. FACT: Atonce-PLUS allows MS-DOS applications to use the Amiga's harddisk, floppy disks, serial port, parallel port, mouse, sound and Real-time Clock. It even emulates a PC's CMOS RAM for system Setup parameters! FACT: Atonce-PLUS allows the Amiga's built-in floppy drives to be used to read and write MS-DOS compatible floppy disks. FACT: Atonce-PLUS has a socket for installing an optional 80C287 math processor (FPU) for even faster number crunching. FACT: Atonce-PLUS is compatible with MS-DOS V3.2 or later. Also compatible with latest versions of DR- DOS. NOTE: Atonce-PLUS requires the MS-DOS or DR-DOS operating system, which is not included. VORTEX Atonce-PLUS, YOUR AMIGA CAN RUN MS WINDOWS ™ AND VIRTUALLY ANYTHING AN IBM PC CAN... AND DO IT AT Wmhzt Now that you know the FACTS about PC emulator boards, you know that Atonce- PLUS is your most logical choice. For more information on Atonce-PLUS now distributed exclusively by GVP contact your local GVP dealer. 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 Atonee-PLUS s tne registered German trademark of tor ten Connie? Systems Gmsn Angi i$ a registered trademark of Commodore-Am ,ga. Inc AJ other trademarks are the property ol then respective owners c 1992 Great Vaney Products kit SuperJAM! The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks A ghost virtuoso. By Rick Manasa WHETHER YOU’RE A novice or professional. SuperJAM! (The Blue Ribbon Soundworks, S149) promises to provide you with the tools and means to compose music in a variety of styles easily and creatively. How? By letting you input chords, keys, tempos, and styles and then “filling in the blanks” by playing an appropriate part based on the outline you created. It’s kind ol like telling your life story to a ghost writer and having him whip together a stunning literary masterpiece based on the facts you provided. SuperJAM! Is an achievement no less remarkable. The Warm-Up Act The noncopy-protected program comes on three disks and is easily installable on a hard drive. All the .Amiga-specific features are there, embraced in the wackv loon Town interface we've come to expect from Blue Ribbon. Moreover, SuperJAM! Is quite compatible with other programs. It integrates smoothly with Bars&Pipes Professional, so you can add a drum track created with SuperJAM! To the rest of the tracks you developed in B&P Pro. The program has a fully implemented Arexx port and will synchronize to SMPTE via MIDI time code directly or through Dr. I s Phantom synchronizer. You can even synchronize your Imagine- and Real-3D-created animations. Finally, you can save your creation as a SMUS file or standard MIDI file, which allows you to import the work into any Amiga sequencer that supports these formats (most do by now). While SuperJAM! Supports 24, 25, 30, and 30-drop frames per second, you can’t insert hit points oi* sync different passages of music to different film or video scenes. Because Bars&- Pipes Professional treats SuperJAM! As an accessory and imports its files, you can take advantage of B&P Pro’s timeline editing to create a hit list to match vour video. While the program can use the Amiga’s internal sounds and does not require any extra hardware to play back songs, it also supports MIDI instruments. You supply the MIDI interface and instruments, and SuperJAM! Supplies a set of default synth setups to load, including Roland MT-32, Proteus 1, and Ensoniq SQ-1. SuperJAM! Knows how each of these instruments is laid out and displays the factory presets’ names when loading sounds. Blue Ribbon recommends that the more serious SuperJAM! Users employ MIDI technology, because of the higher fidelity and reduced stress on the processors. While 1 agree. I wouldn’t dismiss the company’s TurboSound Technolog)' until you’ve heard it (more on this later). You may find it adequate for your game development, music demo, or multimedia work. SuperJAM! Makes efficient use of die menu bar. The menus change with each activated window. The Song w indow. For example, offers a different set of menu items than does the Chords window. This keeps the menu bar from appearing too formidable to the novice, while still maintaining the program's capabilities for more experienced users. There are so many levels to SuperJAM!, however, that you can easily get lost. To prevent this, the title bar of each window displays its parent and complete path. If you’re not careful, you can run out of memory in opening windows, even with a multimegabyte system. That’s why having the duplication of tools in many windows is so helpful. You For information about the vendors of products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 102. Don’t have to hunt through layers of windows to find any tool you might need in the current window. I lie easy-to-follow manual is also a great help in navigating the program. After it describes the installation procedures, it takes you on a quick walk around the SuperJAM! Screen and conventions, and then jumps into music making with a tutorial. The tutorial chapter shows you how to select and change the style, chords, tempo, and key criteria for your music. SuperJAM! Ships with numerous style and chord selections to choose from, so getting started immediately is no problem. Many of the icons are explored and explained as well. Whether you want to or not, you'll learn a bit of music theory and stvle with SuperJAM!, Fear not; it's relatively painless. By the time you’re through with the tutorial, you’ll have been exposed to some of the basic ideas of SuperJAM! And to many fundamental music composition concepts, as well. The Headliner Once you've learned the basics, it’s time to meet the band: the drummer, bassist, keyboard player, guitarist, string section, and lead player, although any player can be assigned any instrument. You can set each player’s volume, octave, and instrument. When necessary, von can also select the MIDI channel. That there arc only six instruments available may seem a severe limitation, but remember that SuperJAM! Is not a sequencer. .As an algorithmic composer, SupeiJAMI’s primary purpose is generating and manipulating styles and changes. The Section Window allows you to set parameters for SuperJAM! To follow in its performance. Here you design your sections ol the song by defining such items as the chord and stvle changes within which SuperJAM! Will improvise. You can turn the program loose or take a Snapshot of a performance you particularly like. SuperJAM! Repeats a Snapshot verbatim, just like a traditional sequencer. Pattern ft 1 bar half-quart fill rat dn Also as in a sequencer, you can massage any note’s time, velocity, or duration, and even add and delete notes. Defining and entering chords, muting portions ol the section, adding embellishments, and even changing the band are all possible. Finally, you can link your sections into a verse- chorus-bridge arrangement in the Song window to create your finished piece. SuperJAM! Turns your inspirations into stylish compositions. While the chords included in SuperJAM! Cover a wide range, they are far from complete; hence the Define Chords window. Here you create new chords by clicking on notes in a one- octave keyboard. This is the greatest weakness of the window: Many chords just don’t sound right unless they’re spread over a few octaves. Clustering CEGABl) into one octave may techni- cally he a ClSth, hut Oscar Peterson wouldn’t play it that way. The Back-up Band One of the biggest buzzes surrounding SuperJAM! Is Blue Ribbon s Tttr- boSnund Technology, which mixes any number of instruments and plays the mix over one Amiga channel. The advantage is that you can have many more than the Amiga-standard four different instruments playing simultaneously. The disadvantage is that TurboSound Technology uses a lot of memory. Here’s how it works: 1'he IFF sound format calls for one sample per octave, leaving it to the Amiga sound chip to alter the sample’s pitch to generate the different notes of the octave. Because TurboSound premixes the instruments, the Amiga can’t shift each instrument individually. There- fore, TurboSound Technology must take a sample for each note, instead of for each octave. You can convert your favorite IFF samples into TurhoSounds with the included TurboSound Editor, a full- featured sample editor similar to Audition 4 (SunRize Industries) and Audio- Master IV (Oxxi). The included Turbo- Sound library is so extensive, however, that you mav never need to look else- * where lor sounds. Yet another aspect of TurboSound Technolog)' is the TurboSample, a snapshot of your entire SuperJAM! Composition. This is veiy useful in low- memory situations, for once it’s created, it requires nothing from your system. What’s more, you can play a TurboSample directly from disk using the included stand-alone TurboPlaycr. You can even pack up to three minutes of music on a disk in lo-res mode. All this, folks, and Arexx control of Turbo- Plaver, too. While TurboSound Technology can't compete with even a basic MIDI setup, vou can’t deny the amount of effort i > that’s gone into its design and execution. The capability and potential of SuperJAM! Just seem to expand the further you get into the program. On the MIDI side, you can select patches from your favorite synlh, set the MIDI channel and volume, map velocity to volume for those older synths that don’t support MIDI controller 7, set up drum maps, and save your configurations to disk. SuperJAM! Provides patch lists from some popular synths, or you can create your own. Id help you produce results worth listening to with these tools, three chapters in the manual are solely devoted to style considerations, and rightly so. The use and control of style may be the key element to SuperJAM!. The program comes with a wide variety of styles Rock, Hip Hop, Waltzes, New Orleans Jazz, Samba, and Motown (my favorite) among others that you can edit to suit your tastes or use right out of the box. (Pop Rock, Classical, and Cutting Edge style disks are available from Blue Ribbon for S24.95 each, as well.) The style chapters deal with a brief introduction to the elements of style, the process of analyzing a selected style to find out what makes it tick, and, finally, the development of your own style. Some of the concepts are involved, but they are clearly explained. Blue Ribbon is to be commended for removing the mystery behind the process and giving the user the tools, insight and instruction needed to be creative on bis own. Back to the Studio So how can SuperJAM! Be improved? Lots of ways. First of all. Give it an Undo Last Action key; it’s too easy to do destructive editing without this type of safety net. Also, an auto-backup function would help you stay focused on die creative process. And the manual should mention that there are hot keys for many functions in SuperJAM! Currently, vou have to stumble on these yourself. Further, the ability to export in SMUS or MIDI files is great, but it would be even better if you could import patterns and sequences into SuperJAM! That you’ve created in your sequencing software. StiperJAMI’s patch scroller and chord selector are especially unnerving. It is too easy to select them by ? Mistake. Once you do, you must choose a patch or chord or else move the cursor completely off the window before releasing the mouse button. A standard file requester would be much better. Speaking of requesters, the SuperJAM! Load File requesters have an unusual arrangement of the Load and Cancel buttons that can wreak havoc if you’re not careful. SuperJAM! Puts a Delete button where you would normally expect to find the Load button, and gangs the Load and Cancel buttons on the right. (Why you need a Delete option in a Load requester at all is beyond me.) The Keyboard window of the program could use a metronome. It’s often difficult to tell where the downbeat is by listening to SuperJAM! Wailing away. On a similar note, the program can’t make real-time changes happen in time. For example, if you change a style on the downbeat, it takes quite a few ticks of the clock for the change to register. While there is a Countdown feature in the Section window, there is none in the Snapshot grid, where you could really use it for overdubs. C YOUR TURN! SuperJAM! Is extremely user friendly, and works great with Bars&Pipes. I wish, however, the manual provided more information on other MIDI interfaces you can use. The TiirboSounds sound good and are very helpful, especially considering that you can make your own sounds with them. Overall, SuperJAM! Is an excellent product that helps me out a lot. Troy Sterling Nies Mandan, North Dakota I'd also hoped for some better examples of TiirboSounds than those provided. They’re thin and a bit cheesy, like a Nintendo game. Considering some of the awesome sounds we’ve heard come out of the .Amiga, I’m puzzled that Blue Ribbon banged the drum loudly about TurboSound Technology and then provided such anemic examples, I found standard IFF sounds to be much richer and more lifelike than their TurboSound cousins. Neither were there any clear examples of the claimed 16-note polyphony. I’d think that a song demonstrating this aspect of TurboSound Technology would be almost required to illustrate and document the hype. Chart Topper Tapping the full potential of SuperJAM! Will take you some time, but you’ll find 7 die results well worth the effort. It doesn’t work like a traditional sequencer, so you’ll have to think differently about recording than you’re probably used to. Good! 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P. O. Bax 5C179 Phoenix, A:*, sen a S5Q'd Deai- People: Hell©! 1 recentiy purchased you:-new l.j version cf Final Copy and want !o congratulate you on a fine pear am . Brer since a hi end of mine bought Hnal Copy a few month? Ago, I have been envious of the great pint- cut s he was getting. One thing I noticed about your pro- gram, hewers-, wa: dial text on the screen was often diffi- cult to read. The other day I saw jmir new 1.4 verdort for the first time and was omared, how good die screen display now looks. It is uncnnmcn to fliisl fi coft w v company that l« aa intent up-on imp-QV.iig raid ruppcrting their yrodurte or 5-tjlij comyani’ serins to he. From what i under- dandj srince the day HnoJ Copy it arte.t selling there wee few. If any, pcblems with it* Now that you have* Improved the sneer, difpi ay, you haw ovaxeme the on!)' ob|ecti wi to 5'our program that I had. ¦ Note my printout$ loak as good as any I have seen created or. 1M any compute'! My or,!;' complaint is tiiat Final Copy --aai not available before. Amiga users hove been waiting for a prog-am ¦¦¦nB like this for a leng time. Version 1.3’s new screen display is easy to read! 0 be a winner you've got to be a whole lot better than the rest. Final Copy is the first and only word processor for the Amiga that gives high-quality printing 011 any 1.3 or 2.0 Workbench supported printer. It comes with a 116.000 word spelling detector and corrector. 470.000 synonym thesaurus with definitions, 35 outline typefaces, multiple newspaper style columns, IFF graphic support including 24 bit ILBMs, real-time text flow around graphics, 12 bit-plane color printing, typographic controls, Arexx port, and true WYSIWYG PostScript® printing. Final Copy As one of our customers said, "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see Final Copy has the best printing of any Amiga word processor.” Comparison Chart Outline Fonts Included Crop Graphics Load Simple HAM graphic Thesaurus Synonyms Speller Words Snaking Columns Graphic Text Flow Automatic Hyphenation Final Copy 1.3 35 Yes
3. 5 sec. 470,000 116,000 1-6 Yes Yes Pro Write 3.2- 0 No 1 in in 20 sec
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100. 000 1-5 No No Comparison Chart Price Frame Graphics 24 Bit 1LBM Support Thes. With Definitions Page Views Print 1 pg. Document Arexx Use Amiga Clipboard Final Copy 1.3 $ 99.95 Yes Yes Yes 25-400% 53 sec. Yes Yes ProWrite 3.2® SI 74.95 No No No No 2 min 5 sec Yes No $ 9995 VISA & ¦ MASTERCARD | 1-800-247-8314 1 SoftWood, Inc. R E V I M U S Wordsworth to all. Is SuperJAM! A tool deserving of consideration by a professional? Absolutely. Is ii fun? You betcha. It scnes (lie multimedia artist and musician alike as a way to get quick, polished results with a minimum of effort. SuperJAMl is a worthwhile product, full of tantalizing possibilities that should only get better. With a little more work and some line tuning, SuperJAM I could become a bridge of dreams between modest musical skills and truly professional output. Digita International A new British bard By Dave Johnson NOT SINCE THE Amiga’s early days have we seen the arrival of so manv ¦ new word processors, and while some are arguably little better than a manual typewriter, many have carved a useful niche in the marketplace. We’re Sticking Our Faces Into Other People’s Business ¦ AMIGA COMPANION PACK $ 69 AMIGA DECORATIVE STARTER PACK $ 69 AMIGA STARTER PACK $ 69 CG Times Italic CG Times Bold CG Triumvirate Bold CG Triumvirate Condensed Uncial Branding Iron Shannon Extraboid CG Trump Mediaeval CG Omega Futura Bold II lAlW .ft'i'.'ur VIDEO UNLIMITED $ 199 Antique Olive Bold Futura Book ¦ Stymie Bold Antique Olive Futura Bold Letraset Aachen Medium Compact Garamond Amiqua Pfiqmoi DEMibold ITC Benguiat Book Garamond Kursiv Branding Iron ITC Bcnguiat Bold Garamond Halbfett IrlJ'lS’j l li'j'jnu ( ( r IglClll Blink Microstyle Bold
* j J i) NJ EE llodimi Bold Agfa Nadicmne Medium Letraset University Doman CG Poster Klmloni Agfa filadianne fjold Oluufiij -Rnfrl Clarendon Book Condensed Stymie Medium (91 ft tnglisfi Until now, Amiga® users were stuck with the typefaces unique to their applications. But now, with AmigaDos 1 Release 2, all your software will use Agfa's high quality Intellifont® scalable fonts so you can use your fonts in any size you want. We’ve made it easy to get started by creating more than a dozen Amiga font packs from, the Agfa Compugraphic library of more than 250 typefaces. Prices Jfc start at just $ 69. For more information, see your software dealer, or call D8Q£M24'TYPE. ImcHiftmt Is- a registered trademark ot Miles, Inc. AGFA and the Atila Rhombus .ire registered trademarks of Agfa-Gewwri, AG. Amiga a registered trademark and AmignDOS is a trademark Of Commodcire'Amiga Inc. All other trademarks, are the property nf rheir respective owners. AGFA INTELLIFONT IS NOW PART OF AMIGADOS RELEASE 2 Wordsworth (Digita International American Software Distributers, $ 159.95) (alls into tlie latter category. It is a fairly traditional graphic word processor, opening a familiar-looking ruled window and sporting all of the expected tools: multiple fonts and text styles, IFF graphic support, headers and footers, a spelling checker, and a thesaurus, just to name a few. Mori: Than a Smith Corona Emm there, Wordsworth breaks from the norm with a few new tricks of its own. One ol the more interesting features is Glossary, a database of user- defined phrases, words, and blocks of text that you use frequently. You can search through them and insert any one into a document at the touch of the mouse, saving untold keystrokes. Ii> save you the time and frustration of Hipping through a manual, Wordsworth offers a nifty on-line Help feature (accessible via the Help key, of all things) with assistance on most of the program's features. In addition, the Help texl includes page-numbcr references to the nearly 300-page, well- written manual for more in-depih investigation. Have you ever wished for a vertical ruler on your word processor to complement the obligatory horizontal one? Wordsworth includes one that you can, of course, turn off for more screen space. In addition, you can display a handy tool box that controls, among other things, text format, font type, and text color. It also provides access to such tools as Undo, Again (shades of DigiPaint 3), and Help without going- all the way to a menu. Drag bars on both the side and bottom of the screen ? ? YOUR TURN! Wordsworth's presentation, printing, saving, spelling checker, thesaurus, ancl help options are all that one could ask. My only two concerns are t he program's speed and memory usage. With one meg, Wordsworth is very limited; ever) thing else needs to he shut down, as few colors as possible used, and no more than two documents open at once. I put an extra two megs in ni) A2000. And i can now do as 1 please. II Digita could increase the speed, Wordsworth would be the best available word processor by far. Greg Malcangi West London, England The Blazing Speed or the PROGRCXnVgFOR YOUR AMIGA™ Custom Chip Logic for Lower Part Count, Reduced Power Consumption On-Board AmigaDOS™ 2.04 Kickstart ROM $ KSS4:32-3K1 K0K£A 9150 IMCWS-fSJC JOJ’EO.1 Highspeed ?! RAM Control J101 Low-Power Consumption CMOS Technology 4 MB or 8 MB of High-Speed 32-bit RAM 52ft, (WI ; cppg Joi'- PRQGteESSIUe PERIPHERALS *. SQFTUflRE COPYRIGHT 1992 WM Fan-Cooled 28MHz 33MHz 66040 CPU These Incredible Features are Standard with the Progress ve 040 500: 28MHz 68040 CPU with built-in floating point processor... ...Up to 40 Times the Speed of a Standard AmigaM 50C! Four Megabytes (4MB) of High-Speed 32-bit RAM. AmigaDOS™ Kickstart™ 2.04 ROM On-Board - AmigaDOS™ 1.3 Compatible! Sottware-switchable between AmigaDOS™ 1.3 and AmigaDOS™ 2.0. Installs Internally in Minutes...No Soldering, No Jumpers! Compatible with nearly all A5QQ Hard Drives and Peripherals! Autoconiigures all Amiga™ 500 intemal'external 16-bit RAM The Amiga™ 500 and the Progress ve 040 500... The World's Lowest-Priced High Performance 3-D Modeling & Rendering Station! Other Optional 040 500 Features:
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* Expandable to 8 MB of High-Speed, Low-Cost 32-bit ZIP RAM. From Progressive Peripherals & Software, the World Leader in fast, reliable 68040 Amiga™ Accelerator Technology Progressive Peripherals & Software __ _ 464 Kalamath St. • Denver, CO 80204 USA Phone (303) 825-4144 • Fax (303) 893-6938 All trademarks acknowledged Product specifications subject io change without notice. Circle 150 on Reader Service card allow* you to move around the page, but with both the vertical ruler and tool box turned on, Wordsworth quickly gets claustrophobic. The spelling checker works by the word or entire document and seems fairly cflicient. The program betrayed its British roots, however, when the spelling checker flagged "color’’ as a misspelling and suggested “colour” instead. I was particularly impressed with how quickly it worked, though. Rather than wait for you to click on a Suggest gadget, Wordsworth lists possible alternatives as soon as it detects a misspelling. 1 he thesaurus, although large, labels only 30,000 of iis entries as root words. This places the program at a distinct disadvantage compared to, say, Pro- Write s thesaurus, which crosslinks all of the words in its database. On the other hand, Wordsworth lists its entries by parts of speech, making it a rather simple task to find the word you’re searching for. W hen it comes to formatting your document, two major requesters guide the way: Rage layout and Paragraph. The Page Layout, or document, requester is used primarily to set up paper size, header looter height, and global Holy Mackerel Iloipolloi Hoi is on the loose!! This industrious little Saur will kc*ep you busy as you help him journey through the Madlands. This journey is what separates the casual game players from the true gaming experts. You’ll experience five (5) levels of increasing complexity. A "BEST NEW GAME!" ’HIGH VOLTAGE ENTER "TWO THUMBS UP. " WARNING A.V.V.V WARNING A.V.YA The fifth and finial level or this game contains a STROBO-SCOPIC effect, which has been known to cause SEIZURES in people who are at risk from EPILEPSY' or SEIZURES DISORDERS. HOLLYWARE Entertainment y 13464 Washington Blvd. Marina Del Rev. CA. 90291
(310) 822-9200 European Office 44-480-496497 margins. T he Paragraph requester handles such issues as line spacing and paragraph indents. Wordsworth even allows you to configure each paragraph in the document differently, if you so choose. Wordsworth includes a number of other niceties, as well. Selecting a graphic to place in the document leads you to a selector for text runaround, palette controls, and text standoff from the graphic. Text may be set to contour around either side of a graphic or just drop vertically. Headers and footers do not have to be identical on odd and even pages and may appear or be hidden on the title page. A flexible page- preview function lets you know what the document looks like before you commit to the liaid copy. You’ll also find mail-mcrge facilities; import export options, including ASCII I, WordPerfect, and ProWrite format; and an “insert literal” utility that lets you pick specific characters from a font set. You’ll appreciate this feature the next time you want to insert the Symbols font’s little airplane into a letter, hut can’t remember which key it J is hiding in. Digita also includes its own screen blanker and a tiles-type of game under the catch-all menu entitled Wordsworth. If you desire, the program can perform automatic timed backups in user- specified time increments. If you like the security of having backups of your last-saved version, Wordsworth can also accommodate you here by making a .bak copy of your document before saving newer versions. What else can Wordsworth do? It supports auto-hyphenation, can speak your entire document or speak as von type, and can display paragraph sym* ? ¦ The world’s best modeler using virtual reality technology for direct real time manipulation of 3D objects in full perspective ¦ Single Point Editor, full hierarchies, Primitives, Extruder, Mirror, Slice and Sweep tools ¦ Photorealistic full color Tenderer with texture mapping, environment mapping, shadows, transparency, Gouraud, Phong, Metal and Environmental shaders ¦ Four levels of antialiasing, with separate antialiasing of textures, un 1 imited number of lights, including Global, Local and Directional lights ¦ 20 to 50 times faster than ray tracing programs ¦ Fli 11 color output to HAM, HAME and DCTV frame buffers ¦ Interactive spline based animation with real time preview ¦ Fully compatible with Videoscape, LightWave and Sculpt 4D object formats ¦ Runs on alt Amiga models (2Mb memory required) ¦ Support for 68030 040 accelerators ¦ Full implementation of Caligari Broadcast 2.0 technology. Virtually OCTREE SOFTWARE 311 W 4 3 St. Suite 901 New York, NY 10036 Tel, 212 . 2 6 2 311 6 Fax 212. 262 4081 The products mentioned above are registered trademarks of the following companies: Caligari2 Oetrec Software, Inc.: Amiga Commodore Business Machines; DCTV Digital Creations; HAM-E Black Belt Systems, Inc.; ViJeoscape Aegis; LighrWave Newtck; Sculpt 4D Byre by Byte. Circle 82 on Reader Service card. K i; V I E w s bols if you like to keep visual track of that sort of thing. Looks Good on Paper These days, it seems as though every developer has its own proprietary printing routines for wringing higher- quality output from the printer, and Wordsworth is no exception. In addition to supporting normal Amiga system fonts and Amiga DOS 2.0 outline fonts (quite nicely, I might add), Digita throws in UltraPrint, a takeoff on the old Macintosh prim met hod of scaling down a four-times oversampled font for higher on-papei quality. Simply...the best value introducing: D A T A 1 F L Y E R Hard Drive Controller Expandable to 8 Megabytes of RAM For the Amiga 500 Computer. SCSI - IDE - SCSI IDE To use UltraPrint, of course, you must have a font that is four times larger than the one you are using onscreen; if you type with 12-point 1 inies, you must have 48-point 'Times on disk for UltraPrint to work its mag
ic. You can achieve a somewhat more modest effect with a double-size font. Digita includes four UltraPrint fonts with the program, one of which is a symbols-type font. While printing isn't lightning fast by any stretch of the imagination, the final product is quite nice when the paper does eventually roll out of your printer. Continuing another recent trend in word processors, Wordsworth includes a PostScript driver. If you are outputting to a PostScript machine, the program allows you to render at any angle and to scale the page from 5 to 500 percent. There isn’t a lot that one can find to dislike about Wordsworth, but a few things do stick out. Even in high-resolution, the screen can easily feel a hit cramped, as the title bars stay “medi- um-resolution fat” and hog up a significant amount ol Workspace and that’s without the toolbox on! Conspicuously missing is macro support, and Digita doesn’t bring us any index-generation capabilities, either. Finally, I happen to dislike gimmicks in my productivity software, so 1 found the tiles game to be a waste of bytes. The Amiga is, after all, a multitasking machine: If ! Want to play a game. I can just push Wordsworth to the back and boot up Lode Runner. An intermediate, fluid-working word processor, Wordsworth isn't the leader of the pack for the Amiga, but make no mistake it’s no slouch, either. If voti’re looking for a program with a little muscle for business or free-lance writing, Wordsworth is certainly up to the challenge, but il you need turbo- charged typing power to pound out a mega-volume of pastoral poetry, it might not be your program, (five Wordsworth a test type and decide for yourself. EXPANSION SYSTEMS Making Technology Affordable Phone 510 656-2890 Fax 510 656-5131 Expansion Systems 44862 Osgood Rd. Fremont California 94539 USA. DataFlyer Express is a trademark of Expansion Systems © 1992. Dealer inquiries welcome, call us directly or call any Amiga distributor. For international sales in the U.K. call 2CL at 05 43 41 48 17 - France. Bus Plus at 01 45 80 05 66 - Germany Holland. Eureka at 31 43 61 37 42 - Canada. IT Tech at 306 691-0520. This ad is small but so are our prices. Ray Dance Radiance Software Scripted 3-D rendering and animation. By David T. McClellan ¥ THE AMIGA HAS seen its share of ray tracers, both public domain and commercial. Centaur’s Sculpt-Animatc 41), Impulse’s Imagine, and NewTek's LigluWave 3D model and create beautiful stills and with some work animations at a reasonable speed. New on Continued on p. 70.
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- ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ mur DIGITAL Add the NEW DPS Personal TBC II™ card to your system and go wild with your Video Toaster® effects. The TBC II time base corrects and synchronizes your video feeds to eliminate signal errors. So you can push your Toasters effects to the max. Including adjustable .: Proc Amp functions to fine tune different source signals fora consistent, professional look. Even poor white balance can be easily fixed with the Color Balance screen, giving you true colors with the click of a button. Best of all, the TBC II plugs into your Commodore Amiga® or PC® system for only 5995. And since that’s thousands less than conventional TBC hardware, you’d be crazy to get anything else. Get more out of your toaster for a lot less bread, with the DPS Personal TBC IE PROCESSING SYSTEMS INC. Market Leader In Broadcast Quality Time Base Correctors 55 Nugget Ave., Unit 10 • Scarborough* Ontario Canada MIS 3L1 * (416) 754-8090 Fax: (416) 754-7046 Video Toaster* is a registered trademark of New Tck. Inc. 1*C* is a registered trademark of IBM Corp. Amiga* is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Hie. DPS Personal TCB II™ is a trademark of Digital Processing Systems, Inc. The “Inside” Story Want to keep all your A500 expansion peripherals tinder cover? Here’s a look at the key “insiders, ” information on how they work together, and strategies for expanding internally. BY T I IVI WALSH WHILE 1 HE A500 was not built to expand as gracefully as the A2000 or 3000, third- party developers offer resourceful options for those who like to keep things "under cover.” Now, you can find an internal solution for several types of expansion. There is a catch, though. Upgrading the Amiga 500 internally poses a decision-making process that makes a Democratic primary ticket choice look easy. That’s because incorporating one internal modification often eliminates the possibility of doing some other internal tw eaking when different types of expanders require the same connector. Theoretically, you can piggyback components, but you are unlikely to get stacked components to operate, and even less likely to be able to fit the RF shielding and cover back onto the computer with parts piled high inside. Before making final decisions, you may want to call the product's manufacturer and ask about compatibility with other components you already have and with your motherboard revision. (For a look at the innards of the A500 and where the various expanders install, see the photo on p. 30.) Because A500 expansion involves tradeoffs, it is wise to consider all your options before actually buying anything. A good place to start is by imagining your dream setup thinking about all the things you would like to do with your computer and determining what you need in order to do them. Then ask yourself what you are willing to live without. Once you have thus prioritized your plans, consider your total “power budget.” The Amiga 500 was not designed for extensive expansion, so you must take care when adding on. The A500’s power can safely put out about 4.3 amps of electrical current at +5 volts. Unexpanded, a stock A500 consumes almost 2 amps. If the expander you’re considering has its own power supply, you need not worn; but if it does not, try to hud out what its power consumption is. When you approach the
4. 3 mark, think about upgrading your A5Q0's power supply to one like Micro R&D's Bigfoot ($ 129). (To locate the vendors of the products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers ' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 102.) V 5 0 0 E I1 A X S I 0 I ROM First The highest priority upgrade is replacing the AnOO’s Kickstart 1.2 or 1.3 ROM chip with Commodore s 2.04 ROM and ousting your earlier Workbench version in favor of 2.04. 1 encourage all A500 (and A2000) users to make the switch, even if you plan no other internal modifications. Not only will your computer function better, but 2.04’s look and feel makes older operating- system versions seem clumsy and antiquated. Installing a new Kickstart ROM is one of the easiest do-it-vourself internal modifications von can make. J * Available in the 2.04 Amiga DOS upgrade package from dealers, it's a small ($ 99.95.) investment. When you open your A500, take a moment to locate the clearly marked Kickstart ROM and note its orientation in J the socket. Pop it out with either a small flat-blade screwdriver or a chip puller, position the new ROM chip just as the older chip was oriented, and press it into place. You may have to sever, as 1 did, an insulated wire jumper on top of the new Kickstart ROM il you have a late revision (6A or later) of the motherboard. If you still want to be able to run 1.3 and or 1.2 after installing your 2.04 ROM upgrade, a couple of products can help. Both Switch-Itt ($ 44.50, The Grapevine Group) and MultiStart II ($ 59.95, DKB) allow you to switch between ROMs. Both units lit into your Amiga’s ROM socket. MultiStart provides sockets for all three ROMs; Switch-Itt accommodates two. Hard-Driving Options While there are several hard drives available to attach to the outside of vour A500, ICD is the onlv manufac- 4 * turer offering entire internal -A500 hard-disk systems. N rf The company incorporates versions of its tiny AdlDE controller which installs between the CPU socket and the (58000 chip itself- into two complete systems for the A500 (see the review in this issue). Both drives attach to the controller via a cable t hat drapes across the motherboard. The 2'Ai-inch Novia drive ($ 245 and up) is available in configurations of up to 85MB. It installs on the motherboard, covering both the CIA (A) and Paula chips. The full-size Prima drive ($ 397 and up) conies in capacities of up to 240MB, but its installation greatly alters your AdOO's configuration, as the hard disk requires the space occupied by the A500’s floppy, ICD’s Shuffle Board ($ 30) installs under the Gary chip and lets you boot from an external floppy with the Prima installed. ICD also sells the controller in kit form (SI 10), so you can build your own drive setup. Because the Ad IDF controller fits onto the CPU socket, which advanced processors also require, the internal hard-disk systems preclude (58020 and 68030 boards. However, ICD now offers a controller version
A. n Insider’s Trade Secret 11ere are five important steps I have arrived at after years of working on Amiga internals. They make handy notes to review before and during the Amiga 500 internal-upgrade process.
1. While you should not be afraid to take apart your A500, there is no shame in feeling uncomfortable about poking around inside the machine. Even with the latest shop manual in hand, 1 wouldn't try to to rebuild an x- rav machine. J It’s far better to have an authorized dealer perform the modifications ifyou have doubts. And hear in mind that separating the A500's chassis voids your warranty. Therefore, it’s good practice to keep the Torx 1-10 screw- dr iver (necessary to open the case) out of reach until the warranty expires on its own.
2. Once you’ve taken your computer apart, you will see that all the chips and circuitry are clearly labeled. That, however, does not guarantee a successful reassembly. Be certain to mark the proper location of cables and orientation of chips before disassembling anything. While the computer is surprisingly rugged and not easily damaged, putting the wrong piece in the wrong place can be disastrous.
3. Read installation instructions carefully. Hardware manuals are accurate, but some leave “obvious” points un- mentioned. II something does not make sense, call the manufacturer and ask them for an explanation of whatever steps seem to he missing.
4. If you choose to install internal components yourself, he forewarned that it requires the kind of prying, pulling, and pushing encountered in automotive repair hut without the greasy hands and on a much smaller scale. Be sure to use the right tools. These include flat-blade. Torx 4-10, and 1 Phillips screwdrivers, a chip puller, and a pair of needlenose pliers. Always ground yourself it’s best lo use a grounding wristband (available at computer stores) before taking (lie computer apart, especially on cool, dry davs. You must also make sure your ina- chine is unplugged before you begin.
5. Take care when extracting chips. Gently pry each end, using a miniature flat-blade screwdriver or a chip puller. Popping out the relatively large CIA, Kickstart ROM, and 68000 chips is only moderately difficult compared with pulling smaller, less accessible chips. Despite years of practice, i occasionally manage to mangle pins on chips. If you bend a pin or two, a pair of needlenose pliers and steady hands are all that’s needed to straighten them. Experience has taught me that most pins withstand about three or four really savage bends and corresponding straightenings before they snap off and render the chip unusable.
6. Before reassembling your computer and starting it up, check all your connections to make sure there is no board-to-board or hoard-to-anything contact unless you’re in the mood for some colorful (and expensive!) Sparks and arcs. They arc a sure sign you connected something wrong. TW 3 0 0 EX r A S 1 0 N w ith the firm’s tiny AdSpcecl accelerator attached, so some acceleration is still possible. Spirit Technology's brand-new In-Mate ($ 379 unpopulated) board offers internal RAM expansion (up to 8MB), a custom-designed (58000, and a socket for a coprocessor (speeding math-intensive work), along with a SCSI interface that lets you connect with a SCSI hard drive. (T he slightly faster SCSI standard is more common than IDE in the Amiga realm, though drives are plentiful for both.) In-Mate plugs onto die CPU, measures about 6' _*x8 inches, and has no CPU socket. Spirit promises full 2.04 compatibility in its upcoming revision. While a hard disk gives you greater speed in loading programs and data stored there, adding a CPU accelerator is the only wav to make your .Amiga 500 actually id Cl J execute programs faster. Unlike the A2000 and A3000, the A500 lacks an accelerator slot, so to install an accelerator in the A500, you must disassemble the computer, pry out the 68000 processor cl lip, and place the accelerator board in its socket. There are a number of accelerators for the A500. (For details on accelerators, see “The ‘Ami 500’” p. 38, April ’91.) These include ICD's AdSpeed 68000 accel- crator(available for $ 209 without an ICD hard-drive system), as well as TTR’s Sapphire ($ 249.95) and CSA's Midget Racer ($ 255), both 68020 processors, (All three offer similar speed boosts, although the AdSpeed does not accommodate a math coprocessor.) CSA's Mega-Midget Racer ($ 599 and up) and MicroBotics' new VXL*30 ($ 399 and up) are high-performance powerhouses, both offering 68030 CPUs and 68882 math chips, 32-bit RAM options, and performance results commonly associated with a 25-MHz A3000. These two boards are roughly the same size as the In-Mate. Each comes with legs that lit between the board and the Amiga’s CPU socket, lifting the card just enough to safely clear low-profile expanders such as a ROM switcher, ICD’s Flicker Free Video, or DKB’s MegAChip beneath it. Internal Medicine For many of us, running MS-DOS applications equates to ingesting horrible-tasting medicine. Nevertheless, MS-DOS software is here to stay, and IBM emulation can be a very handy prospect. Of die three MS-DOS emulators for the A500, two fit inside tlit* case. (GVP’s new 286 emulator installs inside the case of the company’s external hard-drive system. Watch for a review in an upcoming issue.) In 11 ic case of Vortex's Atonce-Plus emulator ($ 399), PC AT emulation is well refined for your A500. To install it, open the computer, pop out the (58600 chip, press the Atbnce-Plus into place, and then insert the 68000 into a socket on top of the Atonce-Plus. Finally, reassemble your computer. With the software provided, you can run many IBM- PC applications and utilities on your Amiga 500. Of course, like any other product that uses the CPU socket, you must sacrifice other options. Unlike Vortex’s AT emulator, Supra's Power PC Board ($ 399.95), ail 80(186 emulator, fits into the expansion slot of the A500. It does not seem to work with the AdlDE controller (although it is not a good practice to stack things on the processor socket, anyway). Further, ii lacks AT capability, which dates its technology. New software reportedly supports hard disks, VGA, and other video modes, as well as extended memory. A different type of medicine is necessary to cure video flicker. If you work in high-resolution interlaced mode, you know how annoying that flicker is. You may also know that ICD s Flicker Free Video ($ 299), which works in combination with a multisync monitor, is the only A500 add-on to provide relief. (For a full review of Flicker Free Video, see Aug. ’91. P. 16. For a discussion of multisync monitors, see “Screen Tests,” p. 39 in this issue.) F licker Free Video plugs in between the Denise chip and its socket and extends from the Denise to the back edge of the motherboard. RAMbunctious Unlike flicker, RAM is something Amiga owners cannot get enough of If you decide on a multipurpose board such as the In-Mate, Mega-Midget, or VXL*30 that provides slots for last RAM, you may not want to bother with anything else. (In the case of accelerators, adding here gives you the most bang for your buck. Sec “RAM For All Seasons” on p. 31 of this issue for the lowdown on all kinds of RAM expansion.) Similarly, if you already have an external expander a RAM-only or RAM-and-hard-drive unit you may be able to add memory to it while leaving your other options open. Otherwise, adding to the A501 expansion slot beneath the chassis is a good solution with only one drawback: Because the Power PC board also occupies the A50I slot, you must choose between it and A50I-style RAM cards. Excepting that, cards inserted into the A501 slot do not get in the way of other internal devices and seemingly offer 100% compatibility with hard drives and accelerators. Adding a 512K-only board such as the Commodore A501 or a compatible involves nothing more than opening the trap door beneath the 500 and pushing the card into place (see die list of other half-meg boards that accompanies the photo on p. 30). If you are sure you will not want more than an additional 512K on the underside, the half-meg cards arc an easy, reliable, and inexpensive solution. Unless you have another means of adding memory, ? You're not familiar with theA500’s motherboard? No problem! We've identified the major chips and connectors that internal expanders plug into, noting which products attach where. A 5 0 0 E X P A S I 0 Inside Out The expansion devices shown hovering above the motherboard are (counterclockwise from the top right): ICD's Print a hard-disk drive, which runs a cable to the left side of the A500 where the AdlDE controller installs beneath the 68000 chip. MicroBotics’ VXL*30 (bottom left) is representative of the larger peripherals that require CPU connection. At the lower right, Supra's Power PC board heads toward the Amiga's A501 connector. Although you see il from the Lop, installation of boards that attach here usually involves nothing more than popping the hatch on the computer’s underside and making the connection. CIA (B): ICD's Shuffle Board Denise chip: [CD's Flicker Free Video Floppy-drive mount: ICD’s Prima CPU connector: CSA’s Midget and MegaMi ICD's AdSpeed and AdlDE MicroBotics* VXL'30 Spirit's In-Mate TTR's Sapphire Vortex's ATOnce Plus onnector: 501 and '‘clones": HS’s RA5 iBotlcs' 501s Computers' 512K RAM tec's RM 550C Skyles’ 512K RAM Supra’s SupraRAM 500 Expansion Systems’ BASEboard ICD’s AdRAM Supra's PowerPC Paula Agnus chip: DKB's MegAChip Kickstart ROM: DKB's MultiStart II Grapevine Group’s Switch-ltt however, you may want it) consider a more flexible so- 3 lution, such as Expansion Systems' BASEboard ($ 129.95 unpopulated) or CD’s AdRAM 540 ($ 109 unpopulated). Both products allow up to 4MB of RAM 6MB with an optional component. T here is a small price to pay for this boost in expandability': These boards are slightly more complicated to install than the 512K expanders. In addition to slipping the main board into the A501 slot under the computer, you must install a secondary hoard between the Amiga’s Gary chip and its socket on the motherboard. If you also want to increase your chip RAM quotient, DKB offers MegAChip 2000 500 ($ 299,95; see the review on p. 74, May '92). This lit tie hoard installs in the .Amiga’s Agnus socket and lets you plug in Commodore’s Super Agnus chip, which allows you to access 2MB of chip RAM for graphics and other applications that require the Amiga's custom chips. Because it comes with one megabyte of RAM installed, you need only another half-megabyte in the A501 slot to access the full amount of chip RAM. MegAChip does not take away from your maximum fast RAM total; with the additional megabyte of chip RAM, your system ceiling is 10MB. Not the usual 9MB. The Finished Product If you have come to the conclusion that the Amiga 500 is a good platform for upgrading on a budget, you’re right. Sure, its diminutive si .e and lack of internal space make modifications a challenge, but you can expand with good results. It's a remarkably gratifying experience to take a computer apart, install new components, reassemble the parts, and see everything working once again. ¦ “Big 3” Upgrades Part I: Memory RAM For All Seasons While buying RAM is a dicey business, there’s no reason to lose your head over it. Here in Part I (Memory) of a three-part series on upgrading essential system resources, you’ll discover the various types of RAM, their uses for different applications, and the available configurations combinations. F this were indeed Utopia, we would not have to worry about our memory failing. In this less-than-perfect world, however, we not only have to be concerned about our own memory, but that of our computer. A few years back, 512K seemed like all the room in the world. These days, though, more and more software packages are coming with labels that read “One Megabyte Required” or even “Two or More Megabytes Recommended.” As applications become ever more sophisticated, you may find it difficult to run one program at a time, let alone multitask. Fortunately, your computer’s memory, unlike your own, is easily expanded. Once you have come to the conclusion that it’s time to upgrade, however, you are immediately faced with an avalanche of questions. How much memory should I get? What kind of upgrade: internal or external? Single-function or combination board? Chip or fast? 16- or 32-bit? Taken together, the choices involved may seem overwhelming at first, but as we consider them one at a time, you will soon find that they are not so hard to sort out. (For information on contacting the developers of products mentioned in this article, consult the "Manufac- lit rers Distributors* A ddresses ” list on p. 102.) Chip RAM vs. Fast RAM The computer’s main processor chip uses memory to store programs and the raw information those programs manipulate. Unlike most computers, the Amiga has additional processor chips that can display graphics and play music, independent of the main processor. These coprocessors also need to use memory as temporary storage for their instructions and data. Every Amiga has a limited amount of memory, called chip By Sheldon Leemon RAM, that can be shared between the main processor and the graphics and sound coprocessors. The total amount of chip RAM is restricted to 512K, one megabyte, or two megabytes, depending on which version of the Agnus chip your computer supports. In addition to chip RAM, every Amiga is capable of using fast RAM, a type of RAM that is accessible only by the main processor, not by the coprocessors. Only the A3000 provides sockets for adding fast RAM to the system, and it allows vou to easily add more V than SMB. On all other Amiga models, you must add some kind of board to hold the fast RAM; also, you are generally limited to SMB of lb-bit fast RAM (although you can surmount this limit by adding accelerator boards, as we shall see later in this article and in tlie sidebar 'Accelerating Memory”). Most expansion RAM is fast memory, since that is the type most easily added. Most of this article, therefore, will deal with fast RAM expansion. Having enough chip RAM, however, is also very important = see the sidebar "Don't Stint on Chip RAM”). So, in the rest of this section, let’s first examine the various ways you can increase chip RAM, depending on the system you own. For owners of early A2000s, the process is as simple as buying a new Agnus chip and changing a motherboard jumper, which converts all of the memory on the motherboard to chip RAM. Your dealer should be able to make this alteration for about SI00. Many Amiga 500 owners already have an Agnus chip that supports 1MB of chip RAM. Generally, however, this capability has not been activated, because doing so prevents the A500 from operating without the A501 or similar expansion module installed and may also cause incompatibility with some peripherals. (The A501 is Commodore's 512K RAM expansion and clock module that plugs in the slot beneath the "trap door" on the bottom of the A500.) The modification required to activate 1MB of chip RAM on the A500 is fairly simple, but Commodore strongly discourages it: The company will neither provide warranty service on motherboards that have been so modified, nor will it accept them in trade for replacements. This policy may soon change, however, as the upcoming CDTV add-on for the A500 is reported to require 1MB of chip RAM. Until then, you should think twice before making the modification. Expanding the Amiga 3000 to 2MB of chip RAM is easy. All you have to do is remove the chips installed as fast memory and plug them into the chip RAM sockets, as detailed in the manual. Currently, however, the only way to expand an A2000 or A500 to 2MB of chip RAM is with DKB's MegAChip 2000 500, a plug-in expansion board that requires the same two-meg Agnus chip as the A3000 (part number 8372B). This board costs about $ 399 with the Agnus chip installed. The only way that Amiga 1000 owners can expand their chip memory past 512K is to purchase either the Rejuvenator daughterboard replacement ($ 439.95, Expert Services), which now handles up to 2MB of chip RAM (add on another $ 125 for the RAM itself), or the Phoenix motherboard replacement, which comes with 2MB of chip RAM installed ($ 850, Phoenix Microtech- nologies Grapevine Group). The Physical Connection While Commodore has provided several methods for adding expansion RAM to the various Amiga models, enterprising manufacturers have come up with some unusual methods of their own. Let’s examine each of the four basic Amiga systems A3000, A2000, A500, and A1000 in terms of internal and external architecture and then see how RAM expansion products from a variety of hardware developers succeed in delivering additional memorv in each instance. Please note that except in certain very specific cases no price information will be given for the various memory-expansion devices presented in the rest of the article. There are so many different factors likely to influence the exact configuration you may choose amount of RAM, type of RAM, system configuration, RAM expansion in combination with other peripherals, etc. that individual prices for stand-alone, unpopulated boards or even ballpark package costs will not be of much help. Use the information below to help you figure out what kind of expansion and particular configuration best suits your system needs, and then O J j contact the manufacturer or your dealer to discuss price options. Expanding memory is easiest in the the A3000, because that system comes with sockets for additional RAM right on the motherboard. The A3000 has lour rows of sockets that can be filled with either one- ? Don’t Stint on Chip RAM ALL AMIGA MODELS except the A3000 come with only chip RAM installed. I he main processor and the coprocessors take turns using this RAM; most of the time this sharing is not evident, because one processor uses the RAM only when the other is busy doing something else. 11 the graphics chips are very lousy doing complex graphics, however, they can make the main processor wait to access chip RAM. Slowing down all main processing operations. That’s why it is helpful to have at least some fast RAM. Because only the main processor can use fast RAM, it never lias to share it with the coprocessors. On the other hand, no matter how much fast RAM you add, if you only have 512 k of chip RAM, you may not be able to run several graphics-intensive programs ar the same time or to make use of such options as holding large graphics clips in memory. Even with 8MB of fast RAM. You will probably be unable to make adequate use of such popular programs as ASDG's AD Pro, Electronic Arts’ Dpaint IV. Or Gold Disk’s Pro Page
2. 0 not to mention 24-bit paint programs such as Digital Creations’ DC IV Paint and Impulse's Light24 or Newtek’s Video Toaster software. A500, A2000, or A1000 owners with less than I MB of chip R AM who use a lot of graphics-oriented programs should look at increasing chip memory. Also, some owners of A30()()s with the standard 1MB of chip RAM installed may even want to consider expanding to 2MB. _ 32June m2 Ail photographs are of actual DCTV screens. DtfcTtZC W4B PftQttXt . SCHISM N«?T£ CortH| 141 I 4VH»M I ----- s,mtT | MIKlI
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S. .I f id 9r«n. I'm Hr nr- Digitize and process full color composite video images in millions of colors. Rp%-;wl X f ojp.; >ao*a H 3 ** «?* 9 -on CO Sci.i Biihnihi.Mf * «C?“ tiwi j.wyfii ?»em anno »Oc>s* mivi.1 miW LI,I- 4 % * h c l PalMtf ipftp tms lonr- cfn-i tfwu mi-«- ? Paint, digitize and display beautiful full color composite video images on any Amiga ' Sophisticated true color video paint digitizing ond image processing software are all combined into one easy to use package. A Capture an image in 10 seconds from any color video camera. (Also works with still video cameras, video disk and still frame capable VCR's.) A Convert DCTV” images to or from any IFF display format (including HAM and 24 bit). A Full-featured paint, digitize and conversion software are included. DCTV” is a complete system, right out of the box! A Create spectacular 3D images and animations. Compatible with all popular 3D programs. Create beautiful full color video images with all popular Amiga 30 programs. $ 495 Min. I Meg. Required 3-5 Meg. Recommended Animate video quality DCTV images in real time using popular Amiga animation creation tools. DCTV (Digital Composite Television) is a revolutionary new compressed video display and digitizing system for the Amiga. Using the Amiga as a compressed video buffer, DCTV creates a megabit (256x4) or four-megabit (1 megx4) ZIP chi p.s. You can add I, 2, 3, or 4MB if you use one-megabit parts, and 4, 3, 12, or 16MB of fast RAM using four- megabit parts. You cannot mix chips of different densities, however, so once you install the one-megabit parts, you are limited to 4MB of expansion. Nor can you mix page-mode and static-column RAMs, (See the sidebar “Memory Chip Buyer’s Guide” for explanations of the various types of RAM chips.) For this reason, most A3000 owners add memory in 4MB increments, using four- megabit static-column RAM chips. For those “power users” who find 16MB of fast RAM too limiting, Progressive Peripherals sells a 64 MB Pro RAM card for the A3000 that fits into a 32-bit expansion slot. (You can use A2000 RAM cards in the A30G0.) The Amiga 2000 does not have any sockets lor- fast RAM on the motherboard, but it does come with five 16-bit expansion slots that can be used For memory cards. Several manufacturers make RAM expansion boards for the A2000, most of which allow you to add from 2 to SMB of 16-bit fast memory in two-megabyte increments. These include Commodore's 2080, GVP's A2000-RAM 8 0 half-card, Supra s SupraRAM 2000, MicroBotics 8-UP!, and ICD's AdRAM 2080. The biggest difference among these boards is the form of memory chips they use. Most boards require you to plug in DlP-format (Dual Inline Package) memory chips. Some, however, use SIMM (Single Inline Memory Module) packages. SIMMs are much easier to add yourself, requiring only one module per megabyte. (Sec the sidebar “Memory Chip Buyer’s Guide” for more on DIPs and SIMMs.) The Amiga 500 has neither sockets for more RAM, nor any internal slots for memory-expansion cards. All it provides is an external expansion connector and a single memory connector located behind a plastic hatch on the bottom of the computer. This connector was designed for Commodore’s A501 or similar 512K expansion modules such as those available from Rio Computers, ICD, and Phoenix Grapevine Group. If you have a 512K Amiga 500 and want to expand to only 1 MB, you can easily add this kind of module yourself for less than $ 75 and get a battery-powered clock calendar at the same time. If you plan to expand to more than 1MB, however, you may decide to skip the 512K expander and go directly to something a little more substantial. One way to add last RAM to an A500 is through the external expansion connector on the left side of the computer. Two such RAM-only expansion modules for the A500 are Supra's SupraRam 500RX and Golden- IMAGE's RC-1000. The former is very small, holds up to 8MB of RAM, and provides a pass-through that allows you to plug other peripherals into the expansion connector. In addition to direct-connect A500 memory modules, there are adapters that plug into the expansion connector, providing one or more A2000-compat- ible slots into which you may plug A2000 memory boards. The newest of these devices is Micro R&D's SlingShot (S39.95), which provides one A200Q-styIe slot connector. Although Commodore provided for only 512K of memory expansion through the internal connector, several manufacturers have found a way to add up to 4MB or more of fast RAM using boards that plug into ? Memory Chip Buyer’s Guide DO THOSE ADS for memory chips look like they’re written in Greek? They won't after you've lear ned the standard terms used to describe different types of memory chips: Package Type Memory chips come in DIPs (Dual Inline Package), ZIPs (Zig-zag single Inline Package), and SIMMs (Single Inline Memory Modules). DIPs are the familiar rectangular chips with a row of metal legs sticking out of each side. O o I his is the most common package, so unless otherwise specified, a chip will probably be a DIP. ZIPs are long, thin rectangles with slightly bent legs that come out of one side. SIMMs look like small circuit boards holding several memory chips, with a long Hat connector on one side. Capacity and Organization Chip capacity is measured in bits, not bytes. A megabit is one million bits. If you are buying “one-meg” (i.e., one- megabit) chips, you need eight of them to make a megabyte of memory. Because SIMMs use several chips each, however, a “one-meg” SIMM contains one megabyte. Not all chips use the same organization. Some one-megabit chips are organized as one row of one megabit (lxl), and some as four rows of 256K bits (256x4). (A kilobit is one thousand bits.) The most common one-megabyte SIMMs are organized as 1x8, while the most common four-megabyte SIMMs are 4x8. Watch out for 1x9 or 4x9 SIMMS; they’re used by IBM-compatible computers, not Amigas. Speed Dynamic RAMs come furnished with access speeds measured in nanoseconds (ns) that range from 120ns (slow) to 70ns or less (fast). Most Amigas use the relatively slow 68000 processor running at 7 Mhz, so any chip 120ns or faster works fine. Don’t pay more for' faster 70ns parts, since they will not make the standard Amiga run any faster than slower chips. When you’re buying memory for- accelerators with advanced (68030 040) processors, however, faster chips may mean fewer wait states and better performance. Find out from the manufacturer what the speed limit is. Refresh Type Most boards use Dynamic RAMs (DRAMs), which come in high capacities and are relatively cheap. ()nly a few special boards use Static RAMs (SRAMs), which are much faster, come in lower capacities, and are more expensive. Address Mode The A3000 and some 68030 accelerator boards may use special Static Column R I'm chips (SCRAMs) instead of the more common Page Mode RAMs to enable the special "burst" addressing mode. Don't confuse the Static Column address mode with Static refresh. SL u THIS OPPONENT IS PROGRAMMED TO RE CHALLENGING. !f you think you’re good at games, then let’s have some real fun. When you’re online with Genie Multi-Player Games, you’re playing real people, in real time. Some of the best players around the world. ? Splash a bandit in Air Warrior', and you’ve just taken out eight other guys, who’ll be back gunning for you. Blast a MechWarrior2 in MultiPfayer BattleTeeh™, and who knows? Could be that jerk from the coast. Could be a mercenary who’s looking for a few good friends. ? With Genie, the possibilities are endless, the people are terrific, and even the prices are competitive. So put some new life into your joystick, and sign on. We’ll see just how good you are. ? Sign up now: I, Set your modem for half duplex (local echo) at 300, 1200 or 2400 baud. 2, Dial toll free 1-800-638-8369. Upon connection, enter HHH 3. At the U = prompt, enter XTX993I3, Amiga92 then press RETURN 4. Have a major credit card or your checking account number ready. ? For more information in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-638-9636. Genie muiti-player games 100% ORGANIC OPPONENTS the A501 slot. Most include a small daughterboard that plugs in under the Gary chip to make the additional connections needed to address more RAM. Two such hoards arc CD's AdRAM 540 and Expansion System's BASEboard. W hile die internal hoards tend to cost a few dollars less than units that require an external case, they also have some drawbacks. Most cannot autoconfigure all of their memory (beyond a certain point, you have to run a program to add the rest of the memory), and these types of boards are somewhat more likely to run into compatibility problems with certain hardware and software products. Perhaps the biggest drawback, however, is that if you already have a 512K expander plugged in. You must remove it and try to sell it for whatever you can get. Another location used bv some manufacturers for adding memory boards is under the 68000 chip. For the A1000, DKB offers the Insider II, which provides up to 1.5 MB of fast RAM and a battery-backed clock calendar ($ 199.99 unpopulated). Installation of these boards is a hit trickier than for p[ug-iu cards, and they make it hard to use other devices that plug into the processor socket, such as accelerator hoards and ICD's AdlDE hard-drive interface. At this point, however, these internal boards arc about the onlv RAM-expansion products left for the A1000. Technically speaking, cards that plug into the A500 expansion port should work on the A1000 as well, but most cover up the two mouse ports when plugged in. The Right Combination Much of the cost of adding memory does not come from the chips themselves, but from the boards and boxes that hold them. By combining RAM expansion with other peripherals that also need these boards and boxes, hardware developers can reduce these costs. One of the most popular combinations joins a hard- drive controller to a RAM-expansion card. In fact, these combination boards are so popular that it’s hard to buy a hard-drive controller without mcmory-expan- sion capabilities. This means that if you do not have a hard drive but j plan to buy one, you may he better off buying a controller with RAM expansion, even if you don’t buy the hard drive immediately. Otherwise, you may buv a RAM card now, and end up paying for RAM expansion you don't need when von finally do buv the hard drive. T did Combination hard-drive controller RAM boards for the A2000 include GVP's Series II A2000-HC8 + , the ICD AdSCSI 2080, the TVS (Interactive Video Systems) Grand Slam. Expansion Systems' DataFlyer, Xetec's Fast- Card. And the Nexus 2000 from Advanced Storage Systems. Even Commodore's 2091 controller which comes standard in computers like the A2000HD and A2500. And separately for the A2000 oilers up to 2MB of RAM expansion on the controller (although the company does not heavily advertise this fact). If you have purchased either of these models, you may have built-in RAM-expansion capability without even knowing it! 1 lard-dri ve RAM combinations are just as popular on the Amiga 500. Since you have to add an external case for the hard drive anyway, it simply makes sense to include RAM-expansion capabilities. Most A500 hard drives now come with built-in RAM expansion capacity, so keep these combination units in mind if you are looking for memory expansion hut may want to add a hard drive in the future. Several companies including GVP, Supra, Commodore. Interactive Video Systems, Expansion Systems, Xetec, and Roctcc manufacture combination hard-drive 'memory-cxpansion units for the A500. Expansion Systems and Xetec also sell hard drive memory combinations for the Amiga 1000. Wide and Fast Any memory you add to an Amiga that uses the 68000 processor (the A500, A1000, or A2000) is 16-bit memory, while the memory you add to the A3000 is 32-bit memory. These terms refer to the amount of informa- * lion that can be transferred between memoiy and the processor in a single operation, not to any characteristics of the memory chips themselves. In most cases, exactly the same RAM chips are used for 32-hit memory as for 16-bit. When you connect an accelerator hoard with an advanced processor like the 68030 to the Amiga 2000 or A500, it still can communicate only with normal system memoiy 16 hits at a time. To avoid this bottleneck, accelerator hoards usually provide a way to bypass the normal systems-communicalions channel, connecting expansion RAM directly to the 32-bit processor. Accelerators provide maximum speed increases only when some 32-bit memoiy' is attached. Using 32-hit processors also increases the amount of memorv you can add to vour system, because thev can d J d 4 7 J address up to four gigabytes of memoiy. By using accelerator memory, you can overcome the 8MB limit on fast RAM imposed by 68000-based machines (see the ? Accelerating Memory THE REASON TIIAT some Amiga models are limited to a maximum of 8MB of fast-memorv expansion while others are not so limited has to do with the kind of processor used in the system. The Motorola 68000 the standard processor used in all Amiga models except the Amiga 3000 has a 16MB address space. T he A500 2000 architecture reserves 2MB of that space for chip RAM and 6MB for devices and Kickstart ROM, leaving a maximum of only 8MB available for fast RAM. Advanced processors such as the 68030 and 68040 can address up to a whopping four gigabytes (4096MB) of memoiy. The reason that A3000s and other accelerated Amiga systems can exceed the 8MB fast-RAM expansion limit is that the 030 040 accelerator memory configures above the normal 68000 autoconfig address space. While the additional memory does not autoconfigure (with the exception of CSA’s 40 4 Magnum, the memory must be added to the system by a separate program), this is a small price to pay for potentially enormous increases in system memoiy’. Everything Kbu Need Optical Mouse & Mouse-Peri Series ¦ 100% compatible with AMIGA 500 or 2000. Includes RAM test software ¦ Easy to install, plug in and go within minutes (no soldering) ALFA DA TA 13 ¦ With 100ns or faster RAM chips AlfaData CHS Distributors 602 North Country Fair Drive Champaign. IL 61821 Tel: (217)356-1962 Fax:(217)356-4312 Amiga is a registered trademark a! Commodore-Am>ga, Inc Kcksiart >s a trademark ot Commodore-AMIGA Inc GT-906 The GT-906 is designed to work with Amiga and PC compatible systems and can be used with today’s top CAD and Paint software. An easy to use digitizer for architects, design engineers, drafters, students,...etc. For more information, contact your nearest Amiga dealer Dealer Inquiries welcome. G R A >1 15 L V I sidebar “Accelerating Memory” for an explanation of why this is so). While no accelerator at present conics remotely close to tapping the four-gigabyte maximum, these hoards at least represent a start lor those users who require large amounts of additional RAM. For instance, the maximum expansion capacities of GVP's line of 68030 accelerator cards for the Amiga 2000 range from 13 to 16MB. While Commodore's own 2630 accelerator can handle only either 2 or 4MB of 32-bit RAM, DKB's forthcoming 2632 RAM card will allow 2630 users to add over 100MB of RAM to their boards. Some 68030 boards, such as the CSA Mega-Midget Racer and the MicroRolics VXL-30, will also fit into the Amiga 500. In addition, CSA offers a 32-bit RAM board, the MM 2150, that adds up to SMB of 32-bit RAM to the Mega-Midget, and Mi-
o n * croBotics plans to introduce its own RAM add-on for the VXL. Hie next-generation 68040 accelerator boards allow you to add even more 32-bit RAM. Maximum memory oil A2000 accelerator boards ranges from 32MB for the RCS Fusion Forty and Progressive Peripherals' 040
2000. To 32MB for the CSA 40 4 Magnum. For the A3000, GLP's G-Force accelerator tops out at 8MB. While Progressive Peripherals' Mercury allows for 32MB. Once you have bought an accelerator, any further RAM that you buy should probably go on the accelerator in order to gel maximum speed from your RAM purchase. Do not, however, let a planned purchase of an accelerator board stop you from buying needed 16- bit RAM now. Any extra 16-bit RAM you acquire may still be used once your accelerator is installed. Decisions, Decisions... As you can see, there are lots ol ways to add RAM to your Amiga. When you go to buy expansion RAM, here arc some questions you should ask:
1. What kind of support can I expert from the company that manufactures this board? While price and features are important factors in your buying decision, they should not be your sole considerations. Manufacturing hardware add-ons is an extremely competitive business, and companies olfering low-cost peripherals come and go all the time leaving their customers with nowhere to turn when problems arise. If you take the time to lind a company that has substantial resources, has been in business for a while, provides its users with an upgrade path, and has earned a good reputation for customer support, you will he much less likely to be stuck with an “orphan" later on.
2. How much total memory will this expansion product allow me ttt add? By now, any RAM expansion product that you buy should olfer a minimum of at least 8MB of expansion.
3. Do I get the maximum RAM with this hoard? Or, do I have to buy an add-on board alter a certain point? A board that delivers full expansion without costly addons is clearlv preferable.
D. In what increments can RANI be addedI A hoard that allows you to add 512K or 1MB at a time provides more flexibility than one that requires you to add 4MB at once. Considering the cost of RAM, however, boards that add a minimum of 2MB at a time are perfectly acceptable.
5. What RAM packages arc used? SIMMs are easier to plugin than Dll’s. ZIPs tend to be a bit more expensive and harder to find than either SIMMs or DIRs.
6. What RAM densities are required to achieve maximum memory? Currently, one- and four-megabit parts are about equal in cost per megabyte, and either type should do fine. Boards that use four-megabit parts require fewer chips, which make them both easier to populate and lower in power requirements, but these boards may require you to add memory in larger increments. You will probably want to avoid boards that still use 256-kilobit chips, because they require you to add 32 chips for each megabyte of memory.
7. If a hoard allows you to use several types of RAM, can you use more than one type at a time? Some boards can use either one- or four-megabit parts, but once you add one- megabit chips, you cannot use any higher-density parts without first removing all of the memory you have already installed (the Amiga 3000 uses this sort of expansion scheme). Boards that allow you to mix and match various RAMs provide the most flexibility. If the board you choose does not have this capability, you should probably use only the density of chip that provides maximum expansion capabilities.
8. Does all of the memory autoton figure? Almost all expansion RAM is automatically recognized by the system, but some requires configuration software particularly 32-bit boards that add memory above the 16-megabyte address space of the 68000. Autoconfiguration is less of an issue if you have a hard drive, because you can add the configuration process to a single startup file rather than to every floppy that you own.
9. How much memory should I add now? That’s the 64- megabvte question, and the answer depends on what kinds of programs you use and how much money you have to spend. Since all but a few programs run on systems that have 1MB of chip RAM and 2MB of fast RAM, that’s an excellent place to start. If you use programs like ASDG’s Art Department Professional or Digital Creations’ DCTV Paint, however, you’ll want at least 4MB of fast RAM and possibly more. If you use NcwTek’s Video Toaster, you really should have 8MB of fast RAM and 1 or 2MB of chip RAM. If you are a 3D-rendering fanatic (likc UF's Lou Wallace!) The answer is “all you can get, and more.” There really is no wrong way to add RAM to your Amiga. However you accomplish it. You’ll increase both the number and sophistication of the applications that you can run at once. So, boost your RAM! ¦ Next month: Part II of Sheldon Lee m on's series will focus on buying additional processing power through accelerators. After that, Part III will look at increasing storage capacity. Sheldon Leemon is a well-respected authority on virtually every aspect of the Amiga. When he is not writing books or magazine articles, you can find him working at Slipped Disk, a Michigan-based Amiga dealership. Write to him c o Amiga- World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. “DON’T AUTOMATICALLY BUY the st;m- dartl 55mm lens they try to sell yon with the Scolding for the best monitor to display your Amiga’s output? Chech out these lips to find the right talent for the part. 4 J J camera,” a photography teacher instructs his class. “You may be better off spending a lew more dollars on an adjustable lens. It can save you money in the lone run when you're readv j o J for greater flexibility.** And so it is with monitors. While the "standard” model may suit your needs, it is at least worthwhile to consider other options. Whether you are assembling a new system or tired of an old monitor that delivers a cramped, muddy, or dickering display, you should know what those options are. Sales clerks love people who walk in simply demanding a better display = "Believe me. Anything less than this 40-inch screen wouldn’t do your work justice, and don’t worn; we can arrange multiyear financing”), so you are much better off researching the field before you shop. (To locale the vendors of products mentioned, see the “Ala n ujactn rers Distributor.s’Addresses” list on p. 102.) First, consider the basics. How do you plan to use the monitor? If you do video work, you t * need a composite display to properly judge how the colors in your projects will appear on tape. For general use. An analog RGB monitor does the job just fine. What do you plan to use the monitor with? It must he able to match the scan rate of the display mode or graphics-cn- hancer hoard you are using. Where are you going to put it? Measure your desk space the larger the display, the larger the case around it. How much can you afford? As always, quality costs. Keeping your answers to these general questions in mind will help you pul the specifics in proper perspective as we investigate some of the key issues. Plan for Scan The single most important consideration is the monitor’s horizontal scan rate. 11 your monitor cannot sync with your Amiga, you* 11 be in the dark. Also called the horizontal scanning frequency or synchronization frequency, the horizontal scan rate is the speed at which the rows of pixels are drawn across the screen from the left. Standard Amiga graphics modes display at a horizontal scan rate of 15.75 Khz. Because most monitors refresh the screen (50 times per second, the 15.75 Khz scan rate means the Amiga can draw onlv about 240 u • lines per refresh. To create a 400-line 11i-res picture, the Amiga must update alternating lines on each pass, which causes the familiar interlaced flicker. Display enhancers (such as the A500O’s built- in deinterlacer, ICD’s Flicker Free Video for all other models, and MicroWay’s IlickerFixer for the A2000) double the horizontal scan rate to
31. 5 Khz, allowing twice as many pixel rows to he drawn in the same time period and creating ? BY LINDA BARRETT LAFLAMME a noninterlaced lii-res display. Productivity mode new with the Enhanced Chip Set and Amiga DOS 2.0 uses the same principle. If you plan to use only normal Amiga modes, you need a 15.75 kl Iz monitor. Such graphic enhancer devices as DCTY (Digital Creations), I1AM-E (Black Belt Systems), Firecracker 24 (Impulse), FrameBuller (Reliable). And the Video Ibastcr (NewTek) run at 15.75 Khz, as well. If you prefer Productivity mode or have a deinterlacer, vour monitor must run at 31.5 kl 1 . II you think j you might buv a deinterlacer, a programmable-scan- raie graphics board (such as Commodore's A24 10, Digital Micronics’ Resolver, or Progressive Peripherals’ Rambrandt), or CAT’s dual-scan-rate IV-24, you should purchase a multisync (or multiscanning) monitor. First developed by NFC, multisync monitors can synchronize with a range of frequencies. Study the spec sheets carefully before vou buv, however. Some newer multiscanning monitors arc designed for transition be-
o O tween IBM’s VGA and SVGA modes and do not scan below 30 kHz. Similarly, some F( iA-to-VGA monitors may not scan below 20 kHz. If you intend to use your
• • t monitor with 15.75 kHz Amiga modes, avoid these. Multiscanning monitors, while good for covering all your bases, are more expensive than fixed-frequency monitors (more on prices later). Better Resolution? I he second major consideration is resolution, and here what a monitor amnot do is as important as what it can. A picture’s resolution is determined by the mode in which it was created and saved not by the monitor that displays it. If you create a 320x200 lo-res picture, its resolution will not improve by a factor of 16 when von output it to a monitor capable of resolutions up to 1280x800. The 320x200 graphic does not contain the required information fora 1280x800 display. The ini- Look Sharp The factors that differentiate a top-ol- thc-linc monitor front a fuzzy, grainy headache inducer are riot pitch, color convergence, linearity, pincushion (or barrel) distortion, keystone distortion, focus, high-voltage regulation, and color balance and tracking. Let's consider these attributes one at a time. The inside of a monitor's screen is covered with myriad groups of red, green, and blue phosphors. To produce an image, the monitor’s electron beams arc lined across these dots, turning them into points of colored light. I lie colors you see on screen are determined by the relative strength of the various beams. If they are ofequal strength, all three phosphors light up, creating a white dot; if only the red beam is bred, only the red phosphors will light up. And so on. Dot pitch measures the distance in millimeters between like colors ol these RGB triads. The lower the dot pitch (.25mm is the best currently available), the better such line detail as text will look. High dot pitch (.52mm is about the maximum) gives a grainy display. For the best picture on 12-and 14-inch monitors, dot pitch should be .28mm or less; for 16-inch or larger monitors, look for a dot pitch of ,31mm or less if you plan on working frequently in such super-high resolutions as I280x
1024. Commodore’s 1084S and 1950 have dot pitches of .42mm and .3 I mm, respectively. Related to dot pitch, color convergence describes how closely the red. Green, and blue electron guns combine on a given spot to create a white line or point. II thevdo not converge as closely as ilicv should, vou will see a colored fringe along tile white. I he best test for this phenomenon is to display and examine a grid of single-pixel white lines, white dots, or both (see figure I). Unfortunately, most monitors do not let you adjust whites to be whiter. You can, however, adjust a monitor’s linearity, the accuracy anti consistency of the electronic beams’ sweep rate. Elongated or squashed areas on screen, especially visible during scrolling, betray a monitor with poor linearity. With your grid pattern on the screen, measure the distance between pairs of lines. If you notice discrepancies, make sure the monitor has adjustment controls. The same grid will help you spot pincushion and keystone distortion, as well. Pincushion, or barrel, distortion causes vertical or horizontal lines at the edges oi the screen to curve to the shape of a barrel or an old pincushion instead of running parallel, keystone distortion is similar, except that the vertical (or horizontal) lines angle toward each other at the top or bottom (left or right) of’the screen to form die shape of an archway’s keystone. Most monitors include controls to reduce the outward or inward bowing and slanting. You can probably spot focus problems without any test patterns, but the grid and fine text come in handy. Occasionally, focus can vary from a monitor’s center to its edge. In this case, unless the monitor has dynamic locus, which changes as the beams shoot across the screen, you'll have to compromise between the appearance of the center and the edge. Be careful if you decide to B II V I G A 0 N I T 0 R age quality will improve, however, based on the quality of* the monitor’s display. (For tips on judging display quality, see the sidebar “Look Sharp.”) To understand this, imagine you have an old color IV that displays bleeding colors surrounded by auras. To compound the problem, you cannot get good reception of channel 5 because the signal is impaired by a nearby mountain. If you buy a new, top-of-the-line TV, sharp crisp colors will replace the bleeding aura, but channel 5 will still be static-filled because you receive the same information from its mountain-impeded signal. Bigger is Bigger The lure of bigger equaling better is st rong, but a bigger monitor screen also means a deeper box and a larger price tag. Monitors with 14-inch screens (measured diagonally like a TV) average between 14 and 16 inches deep, whereas 16-inch screens push the case back another two to three inches, and 20-inch beauties stretch out 20 or more inches. Prices increase proportionally, as well. Depending on the quality, a multiscanning 14-inch monitor typically runs between $ 350 and SI000, while 16-inch models range from $ 600 to $ 2000. Now hold on to your checkbook, because prices for 20-inch multiscan monitors start at S2000 and peak at over $ 4000. Fixed-frequency monitors of the same sizes cost less on average than their multiscanning counterparts. By comparison, Commodore’s lixed-frequency 1084S oilers a 13-inch screen and retails for $ 399.95, while the multiscanning 1950 sports a 14-inch screen and lists at $ 799. Besides your wallet and desk space, what determines how big is big enough? II you do mostly text-based work, a 14-inch screen should suffice. If you’re heavily involved in graphics, especially hi-res or better, step up to a 16-inch or larger screen. The benefits of 24-bit color and 1280x1024 resolution are squandered in a tweak a monitor’s focus, for the adjustment is usually on or near the high-voltage supply, and you can burn out your monitor’s phosphors if you tamper with it improperly. The monitor’s high-voltage regulation determines how well size changes are controlled when an image changes brightness. For example, if you switch the palette of a predominantly dark picture to primarily light colors on a poorly regulated monitor, the image’s size blooms. Measuring the box before and after you reverse the colors in Figure 2 is a good test of performance in this area. If you use your Amiga for graphics or video work, a monitor's color balance and tracking are ol the utmost importance. 1 he best clinical tests are gray and color scales (see Figure 3) and standard video color bars. Most monitors have a pair of controls for each color, called high and low, bias and cutoff, or something similar. The former adjusts each color at maximum brightness, while the latter determines the level at which black begins for each color. While each of these test screens (available together as testpatt.lha on BIX) are helpful, they give only a partial evaluation. The best aesthetic test is a sample of something you use your monitor for most a piece of your own artwork, a sample desktop-publishing page, a page of text, or whatever. Are the colors true to your vision of the picture? Is the detail work or text sharp and distinct? Does it look better than what you’re used to? Don’t view the monitors in isoFigure 3. Gray, red, green, and blue scales help you judge color purity. Lation, either. Remember, a V V Beetle is better than a bicycle, but a Rolls Royce is better still. LBL L B U V I G A M 0 I T 0 R smaller screen because the fine details are cramped together'. For desktop publishing, you need at least a 19- inch screen to legibly display two pages of a document side bv side. Opting for a monochrome unit will save vou money here, j j lake along a tape measure when you shop, because the advertised size may describe the physical screen, but not the usable display area. While the display on the Amiga’s 1084S reaches behind the bevel edge on all sides, this is not the industry standard. On many monitors that are designed for IBM display modes, such as VGA, the usable display is surrounded by a black border up to an inch wide. W hile it may lake some getting used to, the border does offer a benefit when you use standard overscan or 2.0’s se- vere overscan modes: You gain the use of the pixels that would be hidden by the bevel on the 10S4S, giving on a true 724x480 screen. The border is a problem, however, if you do video work. To match lire broadcast video format, die border must be hidden behind the bevel, unless you like a black box around your cartoons and commercials. Most monitors do have vertical adjustments that let you reclaim the top and bottom borders, but they do not possess horizontal counterparts. Those two vertical inches you gain may be fuzzy or distorted as well, because the focus is adjusted for the center of the screen. A few monitors (such as the Princeton Graphics Systems' Ultra line and the Loop CT1458) have overscan switches that allow your display to fill the screen. The Finer Points While a monitor’s display should be the basis of your purchase decision, there are a few “extras” that might help you cast the deciding vote between two models of equal quality. If you plan on changing resolutions frequently, make sure the monitor has autosizing the ability to properly size and center the display when you switch screen modes. Check to make sure that the adjustment controls are easy to access and logically placed. If you cannot see the screen while you tweak a setting, how do you know you are improving the display? Also check to see if the screen is treated to reduce glare, and if so, how. An etched surface can cast a fuzzy look on images, while dark glass or polarizing dim the picture more than other methods. A swivel base not only helps to reduce glare, but also gives you more flexibility in positioning. Rather than attempt to test every available monitor in a lab setting, AmigaWorld polled your fellow users on the major' networks and the telephone for recommendations as to which monitors perform well in daily use. See the chart "Suggested Screens” for details on 12 reader-approved multisync monitors, plus Commodores 10S4S. Your monitor purchase deserves very serious pr ior consideration, because what vou see is what you'll be J * looking at day in and day out for a long time. ¦ It is often helpful to begin by looking at items that have earned approval from others with similar needs. So here, in alphabetical order, are the leading vote-getters for multisync displays among Amiga users. (While Commodore’s 1084.8 is not a multiscanning monitor, we have also included this popular RGB composite unit.) All the monitors listed support autosizing. Two of them can also provide a composite display. Finally, some units allow for both analog and digital RGB displays (noted as A D RGB in the chart). Analog mode is preferable for Amiga displays, as it provides a greater color range. (Digital RGB is the mode of MS- DOS EGA and CGA monitors; the newer VGA screens support analog RGB.) Screen Horiz. Sync Dot Input Manufacturer Model Price Size (in.) Dimensions (in.| Rate (KHz) Pitch (mm) Accepted Comments Commodore 1950 S 799.00 14
14. 6x14.2x15.2 15-35 .31 Analog RGB Commodore 1084S $ 399.95 13
12. 6x13.8x15.2
15. 73 .42 A D RGB, Composite Built-in speaker Loop Technology CT1458 $ 369.00 14
15. 4x14.4x13.6 15-48 .28 A D RGB No autosizing for 1024 res.; overscan switch Nanao 9070U $ 1499.00 16
17. 7x15.8x15.9 20-50 .28 A D RGB NEC Multi- Sync 3D $ 699.00 14 16x14x14.3
15. 75-38 .28 A D RGB NEC Multi- Sync 4D $ 1149.00 16
18. 7x15.4x14,5 30-57 .28 Analog RGB NEC Multi- Sync 5D $ 2699.00 20
21. 5x18.9x18.8 30-66 .31 Analog RGB Panasonic C1381 Panasync $ 699.00 14
14. 4x13.9x14.8 30-37 .28 Analog RGB Panasonic C1395 Panasync $ 899.00 14
14. 4x13.9x14.8 30-57 .28 Analog RGB Princeton Graphics Ultra 1400 S 899.00 14 15,3x14.1x14.7 15-36.5 .28 A D RGB Overscan switch Sony CPD-1302 S 999.95 14
14. 6x13.x16.4
15. 75-36 .25 A D RGB Sony CPD-1304S S 999.95 14
13. 9x13.7x16.2 28-57 .25 Analog RGB Sony GVM-1310 $ 1295.95 14 15x14.25x16.25
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• MI Abrams, M2 Bradleys, MI 13 APCs. ITVs. TEAM YANKEE SCALED THE HEIGHTS - PACIFIC ISIANDS REACHES A NEW SUMMIT! Circle 40 on Reader Service card « l»7PnooPro AVAILABLE FOR IBM PC & COMPATIBLES, AMIGA AND ST C 1991 EMPIRE SOFTWARE. OXFORD DIGITAL ENTERPRISES GAME DESIGN BY MYSTERY MACHINE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED AW's Senior Editor Technology puts the Toaster's new 2.0 upgrade through its paces and pronounces the results a major and very impressive success. By LOU WALLACE AMIGAWORLD FEATURE REVIEW % * Video Wf IEN I T IE M UCH-delayed Video Toaster was finally released in October 1990, it was quickly heralded as a breakthrough in video technology and with good reason. It really was a milestone in the development of desktop-video hardware and software. From its broad array of digital video effects to the 3-D animation power of LightWave 3D, the Toaster proved it was well worth the long wait. Now, a year and a half later, NewTek has shipped an upgrade to the original software. The Video Toaster
2. 0 ($ 2495; $ 395 for the software upgrade only) is a major enhancement of the first release, and it is as impressive in its own right as the Toaster itself was when first introduced. No new hardware is required: The new software works with the original Video Toaster card. In this article, we will take a look at that new software, focusing mainly on the features new to 2.0. (See “Amiga Video: Done to a T’,” Oct. T90, p. 20, and the ‘'Reviews” section, Jul. T91, p. 86, for more on the original release of the Video Toaster.) If you thought there were a lot of disks in the original Video Toaster package, you had better hold on to your socks. Toaster 2.0 ships on a total of 14 disks, possibly the largest integrated software package yet seen on the Amiga. And if that isn’t enough to impress you, wait until you begin to install it. Just about ail of the disks contain compressed information, so that the total content is much larger then the 14 disks would imply. In fact, you need more than 40 megabytes of free hard-disk space to install the Toaster 2.0 package. Part of that space is used by some temporary files during installation, but even after those are deleted by the installation software, the final upgrade is more than 30 megabytes. Obviously, while the Toaster offers a lot of options, it isn't the executable program code that takes up so much space. Rather, 2.0's vast si .c results from the inclusion of many new digital video effects, more colored fonts for the character generator, and more detailed 3- D objects for LightWave. Nevertheless, almost without exception, eveiy software module in the Video Toaster package lias also been enhanced. Switcher Using the Toaster's Switcher, 1.0 users were treated to a host of complex transitions known as digital video effects (DVHs) available from four DVE banks. The 2.0 version lays on an entire array of new DVEs, resulting in the addition of two new banks to the Switcher interface. Most of these new effects fall into five major categories based on the subject or style of the transition, with many of them being animated key effects instead of simple geometric changes. ? My personal favorites are the Organic effects. These transitions simulate the motion of things found in the natural world and would be nearly impossible to reproduce oil other switchers (at least in any switcher even remotely comparable to the Toaster in price). These include effects such as smoke, lire, pouring water, and clouds. The transitions are very smooth, almost elegant, and my feeling is that these will be used more often than any of the other new effects. T V I I) E 0 TOASTER 2 . 0 Another group likely to receive attention are the Action effects. Most of these are sporls-oriented, using animated scenes from various sporting events as transitions from one scene to another. There are basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and even weight-lifting transitions. (See Figure 1, bottom row, for a sample transition.) Other action scenarios besides sports are available, such as a flight over a city skyline, A smaller, bill still very important new category includes the Positional effects. You can position the starting points of these effects with the mouse. While you can use these only with a small number ol the DYKs, thev are nevertheless a welcome addition. Perhaps the best use of these will be in the traditional “over-thc- shoulder " window employed by television news shows. While available in the Toaster 1.0 software, this effect was not easily accomplished; but now, with the ability to use the mouse to accurately position the effect, the task becomes a breeze. Somewhat less useful and perhaps objectionable in some quarters are the “Kiki” effects, which will no doubt prove popular with some Toaster fans. Using the well-known NewTek product demonstrator for whom they are named as an animated transition, you can “spice up” your video with twirling bodies, slinky legs, or other similar effects. The last of the new effects are called Warp effects. I hesc are more 3-D-stvle transitions, with one video source being “wrapped” onto the surface of geometric shapes such as planes, cubes, and spheres. (See Figure 1, top row, for an example of the “cube” effect.) Some of the new effects, however, defy easy catago- rizing. I mean, vvliere would you place turning gears, turning pages, tearing pages, puzzles, windshield wipers, clapboards, video snow, dripping blood, breaking glass, arrows, hearts, a closing iris, a countdown, animated colorbars, old film, or even falling sheep? (Yes, falling sheep; but don't ask me why!) In addition, of course, you will find a variety of ef-
* j fects from the first release. These include various wipes, scrolls, pushes, slides, and myriad other geometric effects and transitions. Many of the new effects can take advantage of some other new features found in the Switcher. One of these is the ability to perform soft-edged wipes that lend a kind of smooth, antialiased look and feel to transitions. Another important new feature, called “fade partial transitions,” allows you to start an effect, hah it somewhere before completion, and then fade it in or out. An obvious application of ibis is for I lie “over-thc- shouldcr” shots mentioned previously, but 1 have also used it with split screens that arc faded in and our. L ii- forlunately, this partial fading works with only some of the new effects. While the DVKs are the sexy new additions to the Switcher, there is a lot more going on behind the scenes. For example, one problem with the early software was the “zipper effect” that manifested itselfwhen you grabbed frames. The “zipper” is a band of about 31 pixels that runs down the far right side of the Irame- store. According to the new documental ion, the handling of image edges in the extreme overscan area has now been improved; in fact, when I grabbed a frame and looked at it in ToasterPaint, the zipper effect was nowhere to be seen. Just to make sure it wasn’t merely being hidden by ToasterPaint. 1 loaded the grabbed frame into Impulse’s Light24 and displayed ii on the Firecracker. Again, there was no sign of the zipper. Another welcome addition to the Switcher is the inclusion of proprietary compression for framestores. Depending on the particular screen image, compression I can result in significant savings in harcl-disk space. Also, you can load Iraniestores somewhat faster than with the earlier version. (You must save framestores from Tpaint in order to compress them.) ? * V I D E 0 T 0 A S T E R 2 . 0 If there remains any weakness in the Toaster DVEs, you will see it manifested in those DVEs that compress the video image. Depending on the effect and the degree of compression, such effects may appear pix- elized, especially when the transition occurs too slowly. Even these effects, however, when executed at a reasonable speed, remain useful for many video applications. CG, ChromaF X, and ToasterPaint One ol the Video Toaster’s strong suits has always been that you get a full-function character generator (CG) along with all the other video components. (A CG is used to create titles and other textual messages that can he overlayed onto static backgrounds or incoming video.) The 2.0 Video Toaster CG adds a number of new enhancements. More fonts, including several new colored fonts, are included, bringing the number of different faces supplied in a variety of point sizes up t o 34. Many of these were designed by Kara Computer Graphics, a company with a well-deserved reputation for high-quality fonts. Also new in Toaster 2.0 is the ability to render text on top of existing framcstores, allowing you to use any 24-bit image as a background for text. You can scroll and crawl text over the backgrounds (and control the speed of such operations). You can also render the fonts that use the crawl or scroll options in both outline and drop-shadow formats. For me, the single most important addition to the CG is the ability to import ASCII text files created with a word processor or text editor. I have never been very fond of the Ibasters CG editor, and although simple pages of text are easy enough to generate, I didn't fancy using it for long text sequences. Now I don’t have to. There are also quite a few enhancements to the Video Toaster's ChromaF X module. ChromaF X allows you to modify the incoming colors of a video signal based on its brightness levels. It recognizes 96 different levels ofluminance and can apply different color maps based on those values. ChromaF X now has more than 50 different predefined chromatic effects, so you can quickly experiment with them (or create your own). The predefined effects include, for example, Line Art, Nuke, Posterize, Chrome, Snow, Zebra Stripes, Soft Rainbows, and Sepia lone. You can combine these with some of the Switcher’s DVEs to create some very interesting effects. For instance, SepiaTone works well with the Film DVE, giving the incoming video an old-fashioned, flickcry look. Others are far more exotic and dely easy definition or suggestions for use, although 1 am sure creative videographers will find applications for them. Also new to Toaster 2.0 is the ability to select Chro- maF Xs from within the DVE banks. Using the Switcher, you can select from the effects hanks up to four color effects chosen from the ChromaF X module, and apply them to your video signals. While IbaslerPaint has received few new additions in Toaster 2.0, the new version does allow you to use ToasterPaint images as backgrounds for the CG to render onto. You can also now grab frames from within ToasterPaint (instead of having to grab them with the Switcher), save them to disk, and then load them into ToasterPaint for editing. Finally, you can scroll a virtual (larger-than-screen-si .e) image in ToasterPaint much faster than you could with 1.0. LightWave 3D Ol all the Toaster s software modules, LightWave 3D sports the largest number of changes and enhancements. With all its new features, LightWave can now be considered as a world-class animation system, comparable to professional packages on other platforms that cost far more then the Video Toaster. 4 lie single most important new option in LightWave
2. 0 is ray tracing. While a number of the more popular ? 3-D programs on the Amiga have offered ray tracing for some time, previous versions of Light Wave did not. (Although object shadows were possible, they were not real ray-traced shadows.) Now, however, you can exercise selective control over ray-traced reflection, refraction, and shadows. (The image created for the illustration on the opening page of this article demonstrates many of LightWave’s new ray-tracing features. See the note at the end of the article for more on how the image was created.) Reflection is responsible for the traditional mirror surfaces that most people associate with ray tracing, but
L. iglitWave offers a variable level of reflection. This means surfaces can be only partially reflective and still retain other textural attributes, such as color, image maps, and other characteristics resulting from procedural textures (marble, stone, wood, and so forth) generated within LightWave. For example, consider a desk with a wood-surface texture. By giving it a partral-re- flection setting, say 15%, you get what appears to be a highly polished wooden surface that slightly reflects nearby objects. Refraction defines how light will behave as it passes through a transparent (or semitransparent) object. LightWave allows you to define the index of refraction of an object, which means you can use it to create a wide range of transparent material -anything from air or water to diamond or lead crystal. The degree of transparency is user-definable, as is the index of refraction, enabling you to create an almost unlimited number of transparent materials. As stated, you can control individually each of the three ray-trace options shadow, reflection, and refraction. For example, it is possible to turn on refraction and leave shadow and reflection off. This helps speed up image rendering by eliminating unnecessary calculations. Also, only those objects with ray-tracc features (shadows, reflection, and or refraction) are actually calculated as such when you render. Imagine a scene in which you have a crystal ball on a table. If you define the ball to have a refraction index of crystal but leave everything else to be generated using normal surfaces, when the image is rendered, only the ball object will be subject to the time-intensive calculations necessary to create the impression of crystal. Again, this can save you a great deal of time something you will appreciate, because ray tracing is a notoriously slow process. Another significant addition to LightWave is the ability to morph multiple objects. Previous versions allowed only a one-to-one morph effect, meaning object A could morph to object B over a defined number of frames. Now you can chain morph up to 16 different objects. Object A can morph to object B over x frames, then to object C over y frames, and then on to object D over z frames. This feature will go a long way toward creating effective character-style animation. Adding to LightWave’s usefulness is the ability to accept more object formats. Previous versions would load both Videoscape LightWave and Sculpt formats, but now you can also directly load Wavefront, Swivel 3D, and AutoCAD DXF format objects. 1 was surprised, however, to see that Impulse’s popular Imagine and Turbo Silver formats were not included. But with Syndesis (of Interchange fame) creating the LightWave object loaders for NewTck, it is likely that additional object loaders will be made available in the future. Rendering resolutions have also been improved. There are now five resolutions available, including a new ultra-high-resolution mode that creates the images at 3008x1920 pixels. While these cannot be displayed directly on screen, you can save the image file to disk and then dump it to film or print it. LightWave now has a larger capacity for 3-D objects. It will load (if you have enough memory) 65,000 points or polygons in a single scene. This capability is user- configurable, so you can set the amount of memory vou need and still leave the rest free for other Toaster modules to use. You can now also load and save surface textures, which makes it easy to create a library of custom textures. And you can now automatically size image maps to lit, which is a real time saver. Spline-motion control is available for both acceleration and deceleration of moving objects. Image maps can be antialiased, which gets rid of annoying (and unprofessional) flicker when the texlured object is seen at a distance. Pixel blending is also available to smooth the pixels of image maps that get so close to the camera that individual pixels become distinct. There are several new procedural textures available, such as Underwater and Dots, plus an improved Wood. Bump mapping has been enhanced, with user-definable amplitudes now an option, and the fog effect has been improved, too. LightWave will now load lbaster framesiores as well as IFF images, an important time saver if you plan on mapping frame-grabbed video sequences onto objects (eliminating the step of*Loading framestores and saving them as IFF files). You can also clear individual lights from a scene, as well as objects and images. In addition, you can save all the objects in a scene at once, instead of one at a time, and you can also load objects from a scene on disk. About the only thing missing that I expected to see in the new LightWave is texture morphing. This would have allowed the surface attributes of an object to morph along with its shape. .Although the feature is mentioned in the manual, apparently it did not make it into the final release of the software. A pity, but perhaps we will see it in a future release. Lightwave Modeler, Genlock, And Documentation NewTek has also given the Toaster 2.0’s 3-D object modeler its share of attention. The previous version, in my opinion, was not particularly helpful, because it lacked far too many options needed to create usable objects. Enough new features have now been added, however, so that I can enjoy the convenience of having my primary object editor be part of the same system as LightWave. There are several new options now available from the Modify menu. You can taper, shear, and twist all or part of an object. 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To use it, first load the Toaster software and then exit back to Workbench. Clicking on the Overlay Genlock icon brings up a requester that allows you to specify which of the four possible video sources (or, additionally, the digital framestore pages) to use as the video source for your genlocking. You can also specify which keys to use to trigger it. The only drawback to this setup is that any video supplied will have the same requirements as for normal Toaster use. Thus, if it is supplied from tape, it must be time-base corrected. In terms of overall documentation, NewTek has produced an excellent new manual. It is well organized, with each Toaster software module having its own section, and there is a detailed, cross-referenced index. It also includes a number of very useful tutorials that cover most of the more conceptually difficult features. Could the Video Toaster be improved still further? Absolutely. One obvious feature that should have been included is support for JPEG compression in the Switcher, ToasterPaint, and LightWave. Since so much of the package works with very large 24-bit image files, JPEG would save a lot of hard-disk space. In fact, because the Toaster software is so large, perhaps NewTek should consider supplying it on CD-ROM. Think of all the fonts, image maps, and objects that could be supplied with the standard configuration! But with those quibbles aside, the 2.0 upgrade is definitely a success and well worth the expense. It is a major overhaul of an already superb package, and the result is one of the finest computer products available. For whatever purposes you may be using the 'Ibaster video, titling, or animation you should plan on getting the Toaster 2.0 upgrade. ¦ About the Opening Image The image that semes as the opening illustration to this article demonstrates many of the new ray-tracing features of Light- Wave 2.0. 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i. : rt 1 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen ONE OF THE traditional tools of the animator is the light table, a glass drawing platform over a diffuse light source. This allows one drawing to show through another as a guide. This column will explore freehand animation in DeluxePaint IV (Electronic Arts), with special emphasis on its new Light 'Fable feature. To follow this tutorial, use the 320x 400 screen format if vou have en- J hanced chip RAM. If you have only 512K of chip RAM, you may need to work at 320x200 to make use of all Light Table features. Build a palette using several families of colors containing light, medium, and dark tones to allow for painting shadows and highlights. Begin by creating a background such as the cartoon landscape in the accompanying illustration. Save this as your spare screen and press the j key to move to the other screen. Building Character Now you need a cartoon character to animate. If you have trouble coming up with ideas, or just want to learn more about animation basics, look for Preston Blair’s Animation, one of the inexpensive Walter Foster art books that you can find almost everywhere. I referred to one of Blair’s characters to draw the elephant in my illustration. For a more in-depth look at animation, read Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life by Johnston and Thomas. Use a medium-value color and a single-pixel brush to do a rough sketch of your character. With this as a guide, use a contrasting color to do a finished line drawing right over the sketch. Use the Freehand Line tool, closing shapes so they can be colored later with the Fill tool. When you are finished, make a stencil to lock the final line color, and then clear the screen to remove all extraneous sketch lines. This is your first key frame. 'Lhe concept of key frames and in- betweens involves drawing a beginning and end position for one movement a character will make. These are the key frames. In-betweens are the frames drawn between these keys to create the illusion of smooth motion from one position to the other. Before you can “tween,” you need to create a second key frame. The Light Table makes this process easy. For the freehand animator, Dpaint IV’s new Animation Control panel is a good interface to the main operations. Pressing the Alt-a keyboard combination brings up the panel at the bottom of the screen as shown in the illustration on the facing page. To turn on the Light Table, select the “lightbulb" icon or press the I key. Your screen should dim when it comes on. If it does not, press All-1 to toggle the dimmer on and off. Next, click the + symbol on the control panel to add a frame. You should now be on frame 2. Clear the screen by selecting Current Frame from the Clear requester. To use the first key frame as a reference, click the P button on the control panel. This shows the previous f rame dimmed as a reference. Use the first drawing as a guide to make a new position for the second key frame. In drawing key frames, it might help to see the background image under your drawing. To try this, click the S button on the control panel. “Tween” Tricks You are now on frame 2 of an animation consisting of your two key frames. Tweening will bring life to your character. Use the control-panel slider to go back to frame I. Click + to duplicate that frame, which puts you on frame 2 of three. Clear the Current Frame. On the control panel, turn on N and P Next and Previous frames. Be sure the dimmer is on. You should now see the two key frames, dimmed but visible. If you don’t, check to make sure that your right mouse-button Mastering the basics of Dpaint IV s new Light Table feature will make animating a whole lot easier and more fun. Color, the background color, matches the background color (let’s call it the “paper” color) that you used in your key frames. Create frame 2 by carefully drawing a new position midway between the lines of the key frames hence the term “tweening.” If you have trouble distinguishing the lines ol the P frame from those of the N, here is a trick. Use BG>FG in the Color menu to change the lines of the P frame to a color different from that of N. With die dimmer on, each image will then be distinguishable as a reference for drawing your in-between frame. Change the line color of all frames to a consistent color when you are finished. To accomplish this, Slencil- lock the “paper” color, choose the desired line color with the right mouse button, and clear all frames. Remember, however, to save your animation before trying this. Ping-pong the animation to test your motion. The more in-betweens you draw, the smoother the motion will be. For example, go to frame 3, add a frame, and clear it. Go to frame 1 and do die same thing. You now have a five-frame animation, with frames 2 and 4 blank for tweening. The P and N buttons always let you see the frames on either side as reference for drawing each tween. To get an idea of the Final look, try stepping through the sequence with the spare screen showing and the dimmer off. This outline animation is called a pencil test. (See “Accent on Graphics,” 13, Mar. ’90, p. 56, for more information on pencil tests.) Color the outline animation with the Fill tool, frame by frame. Lay in the base color First (it is medium gray in my elephant example). Using the Filled Freehand tool, give dimension to your character by adding shadows and highlights. Be sure to stencil-lock the line and background colors to protect them. Now draw loose shapes on the char acter in darker and lighter values as in the illustration. When the colored animation is finished, turn off the Light 'Fable and use Merge in Back from the Spare menu to put the background behind your animation. As a precaution, test one frame first with Merge from the Anim menu. Once you master these basic techniques, endless run awaits you at the “Light Fable.” ¦ rrsme J ol rn t 'aint
• shoi Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer. Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. Sync: The “House” Advantage For the proper timing of all your system’s components, you need to create a house sync” with a sync generator. By Paulo de Andrade BEFORE YOU CAN begin to enjoy the pleasures of putting together great visual presentations in your Amiga video productions, von will unfortunately have to master some of the unavoidable and often confusing technical aspects of the work. Of these, one of the more crucial is sync. Basically, there are two forms of sync in the composite video signal: horizontal and vertical. Sync is essential in ensuring that images display correctly on ’IV monitors and that two or more video components can be used at the same time to perform transitions or effects. Put another way, sync is needed to “time" the system. By way of analogy; imagine a train moving slowly with all of its doors open. To jump aboard, you would start running alongside and try to achieve the same speed as the train. If done properly, you can jump right in a door, but if you run slower or faster than the train, the chances are you will hit the side of the car, not the door. Sync works in a similar way. If the two videotape recorders (VTRs) are out of sync, you will be unable to perform any transition between them. The video signals simply will not match, causing great distortion in the image. The same is true when you use a switcher such as NetvTek's Video Toaster. If it is not timed to the Trs, you can't execute any effect. Also, if you have an external edit controller, it might not be able to perform accurately if not timed to t lie rest of the system. Dedicated Sync Generators There are many ways to time a system. While many video components have internal sync generators, the most common and reliable method of timing is to use a dedicated sync generator to create what is called the “house svnc." Basically, this is the signal used to time all video components in a system. Quality sync generators used to be quite expensive. Blit with the introduction of the Video Toaster two years ago, and the widening popularity7 of desktop video in general on all computer platforms, you can now find good sync generators at very reasonable prices. (To locale vendors of the products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses" list on p. 102.) .An excellent unit for Amiga users is the Horita CSG-50 ($ 379). It generates 4V (volt) composite sync, a 15-MIiz frame-timing signal, and composite video (the most common source of sync). Composite video contains the picture’s black-and-white information, color information, timing information (horizontal and vertical sync), and blanking. The 4Y composite sync, on the other hand, does not provide luminance, chrominance, or blanking. The CSG-50, however, does much more than generate perfect sync. It also produces black video and two types of color bars full-field and SMPTE. The color bars generated by the CSG are better than those produced by the Video Toaster, and should therefore be used instead. As an added convenience for those striping time code or control track to tape, the CSG- 50 comes with a built-in timer that can automatically switch the video output from color bars to color black after either 30 or 60 seconds. This is a very useful feature for producing tape leaders, because you do not have to edit or switch sources manually. The CSG-50 is also small, taking up little desk space. Proper Connections Even though you can daisy-chain the sync signal by using loop-throughs in the equipment or T connectors, the best way to use a sync generator for house sync is to distribute its signal via a distribution amplifier (DA). Basically, a DA takes one input and converts it into many outputs without signal loss. Most major video equipment manufacturers also make distribution amplifiers. Figure 1 shows a typical house-sync setup, with the Video Toaster as the switcher. The composite video output from the sync generator goes into the DA, which splits and feeds it to a number of outputs the VTRs, the edit controller, and input 1 of the Toaster. The illustration shows the sync signal connected directly to the VTRs, because most of today’s professional VTRs come with built-in time-base correctors (TBCs). If you use external TBCs, the sync signal should be connected instead to their equivalent inputs. If you use an external single-frame controller, such as the V-LAN (Video- media), or another switcher, you should also connect the sync signal to the respective inputs. In fact, any video component in the system should be timed to the house sync. You may find that the sync inputs on various machines have different names, such as Ref Video, Ref In, and Genlock, but they all mean the same thing. The sync signal should be connected to input 1 of the Video Toaster, because this is the input that the Toaster uses to You'd never know the amazing things this black box can do just by looking at it Not only does CDTV® piay your audio Cds but it can bring words, music and pictures to life on your television. CDTV simply connects to your TV and stereo and through its ingenious marriage of computer; audio and video technologies lets you play with a new generation of interactive Cds. CDTV is based on the Amiga® and if you buy the CDTV P system before June 30th it comes with AmigaDos® a keyboard, floppy drive, mouse, Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia7” LemmingsT Appetizer pack and a savings of up to $ 848.00* just pick up a CDTV Multimedia Player and you'll have a full I Mb Amiga 500 with the potential to be a home video editing system, a home reference library a childrens learning tool, a music studio and a language learning lab, All within reach of your sofa. For the name of the closest authorized Amiga dealer or for your free CDTV Welcome Tour video tape call 1-800-66-AMIGA, in Canada, call I-800-66I-AMIGA. Look into CDTV Multimedia. You'll be amazed at what you see. Commodore * (cilTV
X. J INTERACTIVE S MULTIMEDIA CDTV is a registered trademarkof Commodore Electronics Ltd. Amiga and AmigaDos are registered trademarks of Commodore Amiga, Inc Electronic Encyclopedia is a trademark of Grolier Electronic Publishing Inc. Lemmings is a trademark of Ps>gnosiS. C1992 Commodore Business Machines, Inc. * Based on MSRP. Actual dealer prices may vary. Receive perfectly timed signals. Once all the units are timed to house sync, you can perform any transition among them without a glitch. Figure 2 shows the video-signal connections in the system discussed above. Another thing to keep in mind is that the signal coming from the sync generator should be terminated at its destination. If you are using the daisy- chain method, the termination should be at the final component. If you are using a distribution amplifier, all units should be terminated. Most video equipment has an internal terminator that you can connect and disconnect by wav of a switch. If your equipment is not so furnished, you can buy an inexpensive external 75-ohm terminator to do the job. On the other hand, some units even have automatic or full-time termination. Check the manuals to make sure you are making the proper connections. One last point to consider here is that you are likely to encounter situations in VIOEO TOASTER
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D. A. VIDEO OUT as PLAYER 2 time all the signals to. If you connect the sync generator to any other input, you will not be able to lime your system correctly. Additionally, by using the CSG-50 you will always have black or color bars at your disposal on input 1. You can then change the background color in Toaster Preferences to any other color and still have black available when you need it. It is important that von use cables of the same length to connect all components to the house sync. Differences in cable length usually result in timing differences, especially if die cables are long. .Also, make sure you use quality cables for sync, just as you would for the video connections. Bad cables mav j have poor shielding that could introduce interference in the sync signal. Notice in Figure I that the recorder VTR is not connected to the house sync. The reason for this is that the recorder usually gets its sync informa- O J tion from the video source. Since all sources are in sync, the recorder will Figure 1. A typical “house-sync” setup, using the Video Toaster as the switcher. VIDEO OUT Oil Figure 2. The videosignal connections for the system diagrammed in Figure 1. Which you may want to connect multiple cameras to a switcher, such as when taping or broadcasting live events. Professional cameras have a genlock input, but that does not mean they can output Amiga graphics! The genlock input is used to receive the signal from the sync generator so that that camera can be timed to the others. If the cameras are not timed to the same signal, you will not be able to perform even simple cuts among them. Therefore you must connect the house sync to all the cameras that you are using. Alternative Sync Sources While I strongly recommend that you use a dedicated sync generator as the source of house sync, financial considerations may dictate otherwise. If that is the case, there are alternatives. Video cameras make excellent sync sources because the signals are very stable. In this case, the better the camera, the better the signal. You can connect your camera’s video output to the distribution amplifier and use it as the sync source. You may use a lens cap to geL black or turn on the camera’s color bars. It is not veiy economical, however, to use a new camera as a sync source, because it. Needs to be on all the time, and this will cause a lot of wear. .And a good camera is much more expensive than a sync generator. On the other hand, if you have an old camera with a bad picture tube or chip, it can still serve as a perfect sync source, I have not tested TBCs with built-in sync generators, such as the Kitchen Sync = Digital Creations). These should, however, work fine with most VTRs, as they will be timed to the same signal. If you connect one of the V Trs to input 1 of the Toaster, you should have no problems. Although the Video Toaster has its own internal sync generator, NewTek recommends that you have a stable video source connected to input 1. It is also my personal experience that when a sync generator is connected to the Toaster, the output improves considerably. So, even if you use the Toaster only for 3-D work or as a genlock, you should seriously consider a sync generator. ¦ J J o Paulo de Andrade is the president ofKine- ma Graphics, a broadcast-quality production company that uses Mils and A mi gas in its work. His previous experience includes eight years of network television and six years of computer animation, plus several motum-picture screenplays. Write to him do AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Get your animations up-and-running faster with your very own professional 3-D Library filled with ready-to-go, high quality 3-D vector objects. Available only from Amiga World! Super Value! Only $ 9.95 each. Over 100 items on 10 disks. 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TSP28: Bitmapped Fonts This disk contains 67 fonts for the Amiga, all under 25 points in size...a font lor every occasionl TSP27: Octa-MED This remarkable program doubles the sound capabilities of your Amiga from 4 channels of audio to 8! Almost completely identical to MED, this is a truly remarkable program. TSP26: Directory Utilities Contains all of the best public domain and shareware file and disk utilities available for the Amiga, including UtilMaster. FileMan, M2DU, Sid and DirMaster. TSP25: SpaceGames Contains MoonBase a very graphically detailed lunar-lander game, SpaceWar-a two player (either in person or over the modem) space battle. Nebula is a 3D world you must defend..definitely commercial quality. TSP24; Printing Utilities This disk contains a very nice Banner maker that will use any AmigaDOS font with full-color printing. RobsLabelCreator will allow easy creating of labels for your diskettes. PrintStudio allows easy printing of text graphic images with total control over page numbering titling, etc. TSP23: Tobias Slar Trek A graphic space adventure where you're the captain of your own starship. Travel Operation Desert Storm - TSP11 TSP20: Board Games Includes Checkers. Dominoes. Clue. Jeopard and Monopoly. Throw away your dice and let your Amiga take care ol the details...hours and hours of family fun! TSP19: PacMan Classics Contains Mazeman, Zontx and PacMan87-all great implementations of the ori- giona! Arcade classic. TSP18: MS-DOS Emulation Contains PCTask and iBeM. Two shareware IBM-MS Dos emulators for your Amiga. Also included are utilities to allow Amiga drives to read write 720K format MS-DOS disks- Multidos and MSH- TSP17: Printer Drivers Tins disk contains over 70 printer drivers for many popular printers. TSP16: Telecommunication This disk contains two first-dass modem programs. Ncomm and Access. This disk is for the beginner or expert telecommunicator, featuring all the popular communication protocols, including X, Y and Z-Modem. Ncomm has very advanced script capabilities for performing automated log-ins. Dov nfoads and uploads. TSP15: MED This disk contains the premier music package, MED (Musical Editor), It wilt allow you to use digitized sound samples as your instruments and use ihem in your own songs. Its tremendous editing power makes MED more of a musical word-processor. An extremely well-done program. Many commercial software companies use this package to create soundtracks for their entertainment programs. Through the universe, stop the Romulans and Klingons and complete your missions. TSP22: 3D Objects This disk contains 18 different vec- tor-objects for use with Sculpt and Imagine. Some of the objects include: train engine, synthesizer keyboard, Amiga 3000, space station. TSP21: Disk Duplicators This disk contains all the best utilities to backup diskettes. Included are Xcopvlll and NJJ3 which will backup copy protect programs. Also includes SuoerDuoer which is an incredibly fast AmigaDOS copier. Freecoov will remove copy protection from many popular commercial programs. TSP14: Plotters This disk contains several of the best mathematical plotting programs available for the Amiga. Includes AmigaPlot--a 3-dimensionai mathematical function plotter (pictured), Aplot2.0. and PfotXY TSP13: Tetris Games This disk contains 6 flavors of the classic game "Tetris." Some have artificial intelligence. Others a variety of play-style&'skill levels number of players. Interferon, featured on - TSP13 Hi-Res Clip Art-TSP12 TSP12: Clip Art This disk contains several excellent bitmapped images for use in Desktop Publishing or similar programs. TSP11: Operation Desert Storm: This is a complete Hyperbook-type application that will take you through a guided tour of the recent conflict in The Gulf. TSP10: Fractals Scenery (pictured) will create realistic fractal landscapes. Genesis allows Ihe creation of various landscapes with user-definable levels of complexity. Also included are various Mandelbrot generators, including Tmandel, Mandel-Mountains and FracGen. TSP9: Utilities 1 IconMeister an Icon editor with a complete set of editing painting tools. TJFormat a disk formatting program that will format disks that AmigaDOS wont. ChartMaster a graphing tool that allows you to generate and save different graphs in IFF format. Graph3D lets you visualize complex data in 3-D and save the results. StructGen lets you create gadgets, text, bitmaps and window structures and the program will automagically write the "C" source code for you. LabelMaker is a very easy to use. Full featured label printer. DoublePhnt fascilitates printing ot text files on both sides of paper. TSP8: Clipart Black & White and colorful clipart for a variety of needs including desktop publishing video. People, holiday related, school items, scrolls, food, monsters, fish, lobsters, symbols and lots more, TSP7: 3D Vector Objects 2 Books, Early American telephone, barrels, gun, spaceships, lamps, trombone, bugle, skateboard, Lego-Rover. Remote control, glider and airplane. All obiects in Sculpt format. Ebn* TOCT.SSS TSP6: 3D Vector Objects 1 Lamp, mirror, bed, chair, fire hydrant, lamp post, street lamp, street sign, traffic light, cannon, cannon supplies, rose, fork, spoon, knife and plate. All objects in Sculpt format. TSP5: Games 3 CrossCircuit is a one or two-player action logic game that requires fast reflexes. WordSearch will allow you to generate your own word- search puzzles. In DrugBusters you rid the streets of cigarettes, alcohol, pills and needles. In Cinco you try to get live Xs in a row before your opponent. ColorLogic is an excellent MasterMind type game, TSP4: Games 2 Oyno-Wars a strategic checker- styfe game. Kooties assemble a bug before the computer beats you to it. 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Also includes Screen Fader, Snowbench, and FlipBench. TC31: Calendar Publisher is a professional-caliber calendar maker that is customizable. CrossCircuit is a 1 or 2 player action logic game that calls for fast reflexes and thinking. APR is a much-needed printer utility. Pizza Delivery Man is a maze game where you deliver pies in your neighborhood. Multiplayer is a single program that will lei you see IFF pictures brushes or playback IFF sound samples. Also includes RAMgauge, 3-D vector objects and Hi-Res IFF brushes ol maps and flags of European countries. TC26; Word Search Maker lets you create word-search puzzles. TimeCalc is useful for anyone who has to calculate hours and minutes (great for adding up times of CD's lo make tapes!) Drugbusters is a fun game where you get rid of cigaretles, booze, pills and needles. Wordfmder lets you search binary or text liles for a particular word or siring (good for getting hints in your advenlure games!). KeyClick will add a small audible click to your keys and MouseClick will do the same for the mouse bultons. Seawar is a game between the Allied Navy and the Empire Fleet. Plus Early American 3-D vector objects, digitized sound effects, and a directory program. TC25: ScreenTolFF captures your screen to an IFF file. PopColors lets you change the colors of your Workbench screen. Warrior is a fun shoot’em- up adventure game for one or two players. Kaleidoscope is a line drawing program. Blockbusters is a game where you get rid of blocks by pushing matching blocks into them. Amidemo will show-off your Amigas ability to do solid-polygon animations. Microscope lets you examine memory at any location. Also includes Hi-Res IFF brushes of afl 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces, nine digitized sounds and two small disk utilities and printer utility. Effect with cast shadow. Special Edition Toolchest RK1; MegaBall - This disk contains the full-felease version of MegaBall, complete with the level editor to create your own challenging worlds to conquer. This game is quite similar to Arkanoid and allows two players with stereo sound and 5 soundtracks' Special RK price, $ 14.95. RK2: Machlll - This remarkable utility will allow you to record any mouse click or keypress and play il back as a macro at any time, inside any program. Also provides memory info clock, alarm, screen blanker, mouse accelerator. Mouse-to-menu, sunmouse and window cycling. Special RK price $ 14.95. TC33; Measures 1.0 is an incredibly useful utility that will convert any type ol measurement to another. DiskLabeler is a database designed lor storing and printing 3.'' disk labels. Jewels is a Telris-esque game of aclion and strategy. Switch is a fun board-game. Gfxdipper will allow you to grab any screen and save it as an IFF picture. Sollbali Manager is a database for storing stats for soltball any number of leagues may be tracked. WBExec allows you to execute CLI commands from within the Workbench. Several Clipart images are also included. Amiga Plot featured on - TSP10 C23: Wherels lets you quickly and painlessly find a misplaced file on your drive. Select creates a window from which you can run your favorite programs. MatheMaaic lets you find the day of the week for any date in the century, also lets you enter statistical data to be analyzed, graphs data, and solves iinear algebraic equations. Pointer List Maker lets you create your own pointers or import pointers Irom other programs and save them in a disk file. Dyno-Wars requires more strategy and thought than your regular checker board game. Also includes Ml Monster and Trilion games. 3-D objects, six sound effects and an animation of a pretzel. TC22: Amiaa Checkbook is a fast checkbook manager with check printing ability, budget analysis, and a report writer. AmiCrvpt is a file encryption decryption tool to password-protect any file...a must for security. WaveSvn lets you design musical instruments and waveforms for use in other programs. It also lets you play your keyboard like a piano. Cinco is a game where you try to get five X's in a row before your opponent does. AllerCLI lets you change attributes of your CLI window (width, title, depth, height, location, colors) with a single command very useful for scripts. Also includes an animation by renowned Amiga-artist Lou Markoya, as well as 3-D objects. TC21: Circe is a “risk-style" game where you battle the computer to take over ihe planet. Batchman allows you to execute CLI programs, balch files and Arexx scripts delivery Lowest "**¦ Receive your disks others do! "? Programs you simply get from big softwai Full Money-Back If you're not completely tied, we'll refund your
- no questions asked. ’Based on single-disk pricing including handling. Canadian subscriptions add $ 5.00 shipping, all other $ 10.00 shipping TC24: TableMaker is a tool for effortlessly building numerical tables. Kooties is a fun game where you have to assemble a bug belore the computer beats you to it. HyperText lets you put links in a text file to other text, graphics, sound, animation, Arexx and other applications. Ih£ Little Black Book is a wonderfully useful telephone and address book. Color Lagio is a MasterMind-type game. Also includes several disk and memory utilities and some animal sound effects to lop it off. By simply clicking on a gadget. Colors prints color test sheets and assigns RGB values to printer and screen output....absolutely invaluable lo achieve the best color printing results. Easvfile is a powerful database for home or a small business. Sprite Editor lets you easily create animated sprites. Plus 3-D fruit objects and five sampled sounds. TC16: Cvberscaoe generates complex 3-D vector objects of terrain and saves your objects in Sculpt or Turbo-Silver format. Mathplotter graphs mathematical equations in both 2-D and 3-D Double Print prints your text files on both sides ol the paper. Metarnorpli. A graphic adventure game, Tinybalf the worlds smallest baseball arcade game and 6 digitized sound etfects. TC15: Labelmaker is a very easy to use label program. SurroundCvcles. A high-speed arcade game. Dot2Dot. An adaptation of the classical connect-the-dot game. A tutorial on animation techniques by Amiga-artist extrordi naire Brad Schenck complete with one of his animations. Also includes a collection of clip-art and more animal sounds. TC14: AmipoFile is a database and address book. Graph 3-0 lets you visualize complex data in a 3-D manner and save the results. Spectrogram analyzes and displays digitized sounds. Pteronadonaball an animation by Lou Markoya, Also includes 3iD Jjc Tac Toe. 3-D objects, food clip-art, and sampled sounds. TCI3: StrucGen lets you create gadget, text, bitmap, and window struclures and wriles the C source code for you. LifeCvcfes plots your biorhythms. Create spectacular images with Mandelbrots. Look, a CLI utility that helps you find files on your disk quickly and easily. Plus 3-D objects, holiday clip-art, an Amiga Flight animation, drive head cleanino utility, and technical discussion on how AmigaDOS stores information on disk. TC12: TJFormat formats disks lhat AmigaDOS normally wont. ChartMasler is a powerful graphing tool. MoreCandy generates an assortment of colorful graphic patterns and allows you lo save them to disk. Shark, a game where you have to eat all the little perch you can catch to stay alive. Plus B&W clip-art, spaceship 3-D vector objects, an animalion, and Soeakeasv (C source code for the programmer to add speech to C programs). TC11: DiskSalvaoe will fix corrupted disks and recover deleted files. IconMeister is an advanced Icon editor. AlienDuel is a fast, shoot'em-up game. Crystal Qayfims is a colorful, graphic adventure game like the arcade game. Atso includes an animation, sound samples. 3D dinner table objects, and Hi-Res monster clip-art. I t I WWW 800-558-0003 SUSSUL
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599. 95) is a highly programmable tenderer rather than a highly interactive modeler like its competitors. As such, it gives vou much finer animation 9 O controls than most interactive modelers, allowing your objects to move in a more natural manner. RavDance version 1.0 sports a 2.0 Workbench interlace that has been 'Exclamations begin comment lines, ?’s print ! Messages on RayDance’s message window. ? “Make a Green transparent sphere on a coiumn n"; Icamera location CAMERAPOS = [0,-1300,400]; CAMERATARGET = [0,0,300]; I Load bitmaps for textures and bump map BRICKS_TM : texturemap = “bricks4.ilbm’'); BRICKS.BMAP: bumpmap( “brickbumps4b.ilbnT); A sample 24-bit scene from RayDance, created with the accompanying script. STARS_TM : texturemap( “starfield.ilbm”); CANALS_TM : texturemap = “canals.ilbm"); Icolors GREEN_AQUA: COLOR(RGB, [0.0,0.9,0.1]); BLUE : COLOR (RGB. [0.0.1]); LTGRAY : COLOR (RGB, [0.6,0.6,0.6]); Itexture maps STARS_TMAP : texture(plane, STARS_TM, CAMERAPOS, [0,1,0], [1,0,0], 40,40,10, 1,1, REPEAT); CANALSJTMAP : texture( plane, canalsjm, [0,0,0], [0,0,1], [1,0,0], 100, 100,100, 4,4, REPEAT); Isurfaces Isphere surf ka kd ks n km kr ir kb flags SPHERE.SURF: SURFACE(PHONG, 0.2,0.2,0.5,50.0,0.1,0.9,0.76,0.0,TRANSPARENT ); Idull surface ka kd ks n km kr ir kb flags MATTE: SURFACE(PHONG, 1.0,1.0,0.0,,0.0,0 ); ! Column surface SHINY : SURFACE(PHONG. 1.0, 0.9, 0.8, 25.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0.SILVER ); lObjects ! Sphere itself SPHERE ([0,0,300], 100, GREEN.AQUA, SPHERE_SURF); ! COLUMN ! Build the first object using the an imported outline and ! Two lathe statements. Enclose this object in a NAMED ! Boundary in case we decide to do replicas later COLUMN_OUTLINE : outiine( “column_outline.geo”, [1,1,4], xz ); designed not for drawing, but for controlling the rendering aspects of scenes that are described in RayDance scripts. These scripts describe objects (geometric, extruded, lathed, generated, and imported from Oxxi’s VideoScape 3D or Modeler 3D), textures, bump maps, lighting, and backgrounds, as well as tweening. I hey can also contain variables, if- thcn-else, looping controls, and user- written procedures to drive an animated set of objects through a whole movie scene. For example, you could instruct a squadron of jets to fly, bank, and twist through a hillscape or an asteroid field, or a tree to grow up from a pot as in time-lapse photography. It’s not exactly Rendermau (Pixar’s renclerer pro- gramming language for the Mac), but RayDance is a good step in the right direction. A Script Is Worth 1000 Graphics RayDance’s strength does not lie in letting vou draw fancy wire-mesh oh- O jects to render. Rather, it provides a set of basic geometric primitives describ- able in its script language: polygons (with or without holes), spheres, planes, and quadric surfaces (ellipsoids, cones, and so on). It can also construct algorithmic objects, such as fractal landscapes (using die standard iterating perturbed triangle); trees with forking, twisting, tapering, and drooping control and leaves; Mandelbrot sets; lathed objects (surfaces of rotation); extruded objects (sometimes referred to as prisms); and hierarchical objects (for efficiency). RayDance can also import wire-mesh object descriptions from VideoScape 3D and Modeler 3D; a number are included on the program’s four disks. You can then enhance these objects with surface descriptions, including the standard reflectance (ambient, diffuse, and specular controls), translucence and transparency, and color (in Red- Green-Blue or I lue-Saturation-Value form). The surface color can be either solid or an IFF-image texture map, and you can merge a bump map with it to model surface roughness. Add lighting, ground and backdrop specifications, and you’ve got a scene. 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2. 5-inch Novia drive systems in 20-, 40-, 60-, and 85-meg sizes, at list prices that range from S271 for the Novia 20 to $ 710 for the Novia 85. This means you can now get a 20MB internal hard drive for about the same price as I paid for my first external floppy drive. W hile 2.5-inch drives have come clown in price and gone in up storage capacity, they still hold less and cost more than full-size drives. For those who want more bang for their buck and don’t mind modifying their computer somewhat, ICD offers the AdIDE40, which connects to such 3.5- inch drives as the Quantum LPS series (the Prima option). The combination of AdIDE40 and a Quantum drive currently costs $ 430 for the 52MB drive and $ 584 for the 105MB model. The LPS drives draw little power, so you don't need a replacement power supply to use them. The only wav to install the drive i i internally, however, is to remove the internal floppy and mount the hard drive in its place. You can compensate for the loss of the internal drive with the Shuffle Board, which is included with the Prima system and changes the first external drive to dfO:, the device designation normally reserved for the internal drive. Even without the Shuffle Board, however, all of the AdIDE controllers enable you to boot from an external drive, as well as an internal one. I learned this the hard way when I inadvertently left a bootable disk in the internal drive after installing the 2.5- inch Novia drive. Imagine my shock when the computer booted a game instead of Workbench, and there wasn’t even a disk in the internal drive! Unfortunately, there’s no way to disable this Feature. Installation of both types of AclIDE controllers is a snap for anyone who has opened the case ol the computer, and fairly simple for those who haven’t. Once you’ve unscrewed the case and shielding (you’ll need a number 10 star-head Torx driver to open the A500), gently pry out the 68000 processor chip, plug the chip into the interface board, and then plug the board into the socket. The process is the same for the AdSpeed IDE. Except for plugging in the processor chip, because the board comes with its own high-speed processor. Next, you need to mount the drive. With the Novia 2.5-inch drive kit, that’s as simple as peeling the backing from the tape pads on the mounting Feet and pressing the drive onto the motherboard. The entire Novia installation took less than ten minutes, and it worked the First time. Installing the Prima 3.5-inch drive is a little harder, but not much. You’ve got to remove four more screws that hold the floppy drive, unplug the power and logic cables from the drive, and replace it with the hard drive. To install the Shuffle Board, you remove one of the CL chips, plug it into the board, and plug the board into the socket. If you buy the complete Prima or Novia kits from ICD, the drives come formatted with the Workbench software already installed. Even if you buy the d controller and drive separately, ? AMW 6 92 FOR ORDERS ONLY IN U.S.A. A 00-759-6565 & CANADA ¦ " OR CALL: 718-965-9077 WRITE TO RETAIL OUTLET MONTGOMERY GRANT MAIL ORDER DEPT; PE VW STATION, MAIN CONCOURSE, N.Y.C. 10001 33 34IH S1REEI DEPT. A (Beneath Madison Square Garden) BROOKLYN, IIY J1232 OPEN: MON-FHURS 9:30-7ZFRt 9-6 CLOSED SAT OPEII SUN 10-6PM (El) ORDER MON-THURS 9:3Q-7 FRI 9-6:30 HOURS CLOSED SAT OPEN SUN 9:30-6 (ET) CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ORDER SFAJUS CALL: 718-965-9285 MONDAY JO FRIDAY, 10AM-4PM NO SURCHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD ORDERS WE SPECIALIZE IN OVERSEAS ORDERS AMI G AMIGA 3000 ALL MODELS PRICED SO LOW WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRINT THE PRICES NewTek VID AMIGA COMPATIBLE ACCESSORIES & SOFTWARE MONITOR SPECIALS TOASTCR ON SALE NOW IMAGINE 2.0 .... $ 255 MAC COMPATIBLE DRIVE lor AM AX II ....$ 89 MEGACHIP 500 2000 w SUPER AGNES CHIP $ 325 MINIGEN ....$ 189 MULTISTART II $ 59 KWIK START II ..$ 49 RAPID ACCESS 3.5" EXTERNAL DRIVE $ 59 RCS 68040 ACCELLERATOR ....$ 1529 SAFESKIN A-500.A-2000, A-3QQQ .....$ 15 STARSOCOLTHERMAL PRINTER ...$ 39 SUPERGEN _- ..$ 649 SUPRA 2400B EXT. MODEM w CABLE ....$ 95 SUPRA24O0B PLUS MODEM ......$ 135 SUPRA 9600 BAUD MODEM .$ 349 SUPRA 3.5" EXTERNAL DRIVE ....$ 99 SUPRA RAM 500RX-1 MB ......$ 135 SUPRA RAM 500RX-2MB $ 195 SYQUEST 44MB Internal HD with Cartridge .....$ 415 SYQUEST 88MB Internal HD with Cartridge $ 615 Ext. Chaa siafor Syquest Hard Drive ..$ 80 256KX4 ZIPPS FOR A-3000 ..$ 3.95 256K X 4 ZIPPS FOR SUPRA 500 RX ......$ 3.95 68682 25 Mhz. MATH CO-PROCESSOR $ 129 68882 33 Mhz. MATH CO-PROCESSOR $ 149 A-500 ORIGINAL POWER SUPPLY ...$ 59 A-500 KEYBOARD ASSEMBLY .....$ 79 A-1000RF MODULATOR ..$ 19 A01DE 44 $ 79 ADSPEED ...$ 149 AMIGA 2000 KEYBOARD .$ 99 AMIGA COMPATIBLE MOUSE $ 19 ATONCE PLUS 16 Mhz AT EMULATOR ....$ 399 BEETLE MOUSE .. $ 25 BIGFOOT POWER SUPPLY ....$ 79 BOMAC TOWER ....$ 249 DCTV ...... $ 429 DEB 2000for FLICKER FIXER .$ 75 DIGIVIEW MEDIA STATION ...$ 155
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It's the best of times and the worst of times: the last day of school with Willy in detention after his frog (Horny) assaulted (and de- wigged) the principal. (There’s also a matter of that “C" in Music Appreciation on the report card waiting at home.) He can sneak out and intercept the mail if he has the right stuff and the right timing but that means meeting Spider in the bathroom. (Then again, that means you get to see the school nurse. Heh-heh!) I’m a little afraid of saying too much about the plot. (Plots, actually, as there are lots of different ways for Wllly to go.) Let’s just say that after a fairly ordinary Day One Willie does chores things begin to get a mite...well, odd. For example, The Simpsons’ Babysitter Bandit is an angel beside the creature the Beamishes hire. And let’s say that while the folks behind the counter at the Slice of Life pizza parlor make the pies, Willy cuts the cheese. For the most part, Willy Beamish doesn’t hesitate to stretch the bounds of weirdness, incorrigibility, or questionable taste, a delightful trend that’s carried over into the documentation, which includes a National Lam- poon-style version of Willy’s notebook containing the inscription "Nerds play Police Quest.” (Hey, 1 thought Dynamix was a Surra company.) The challenge is to raise an entertaining amount of useful hell while remaining in the good graces of your parents on the Trouble Meter (so Willy doesn’t get sent to cadet school), earning $ 2500 to get to the Nintari videogame championships, and saving the city of Frump ton from the best-laid evil plans of a sweetener-maker, (She shares a surname and jaw- line with a certain “rhymes- with-rich” hotelier.) The game system is almost identical to that used in Dvnamix’s two earlier J games all mouse, windows, and menus and it's easy as ever to use. However, Willy B is much more extensive than its predecessors, checking in at 12 disks (dose to ? Crib Notes The Adventures of Willy Beamish By Peter Olafson The girl with the treasure chest is back. In Elvira H: The Jaws of Cerberus = Accolade, S59.95), the dou- b!e-D-cup scream queen is in trouble again held prisoner in her studio by...a dog. Well, it's a really big dog, see. Extra heads. Large teeth. Several stories high. The basic puppy-from-hell sort of thing. Actually, before you rush off to save Ellie, there are a couple of much-needed items out there in the blue night. One is a rock (off to the right of the path), and the other is a clover (under the sign). You'll need the rock almost immediately, as you don't have a key to the security shed. Hmm, looks like there's been a fight here, or at least someone's had a digestive problem. The guard in the closet is long gone, but you'll want his jacket and hat not +2 plate mail, but better than nothing and that key on his belt for the security panel on the desk. The car in the parking lot deserves a once-over, as well notably the trunk. Then on into the studio lobby. Some of you are being too hasty here (probably because there's little of use) and are forgetting to look in all possible directions in ail possible locations. There's an elevator catty- corner to the bathrooms that takes you up to the studio offices also known as Reagant Central. Pay particular attention to Elvira's dressing room. (Knew you would anyway!) Do avoid the costume department just now, however, or at least save your game before blundering in. It's hard to give hints here and in many sections of this game without just listing items; the key trick is inventory control. An awful lot of stuff in E2 can be picked up Continued on j>. 92. 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3. 0 $ 179 $ 329 Productivity Software $ 31 $ 25 $ 37 7 $ 37 $ 35 Call $ 53 $ 199 $ 62 Populous II: Trials Of the Olympian Gods PROWRITE3.2 $ 199 crq Trackball Contrllr $ 99 Video Tapes Education 10 megabytes when installed on the recommended hard disk). This is a positively elegant, toney game. The 32-color backgrounds, with their slightly-faded, water- color look, resemble artists' renderings. The music is superb (as in Willy’s forerunners), and more than one theme had me bopping around my office like a total dance-machine idiot when 1 should have been playing the game. (Great bass line!) The animation is pretty good, loo. While the larger and more complex scenes could be smoother on a 68000-based Amiga they have the telltale bump- bump-bump of frames going bv those on a smaller scale are fluid and charmingly nuance-filled, showing the influence of such directors as Tex Avery and Chuck Jones in the right places (overblown reactions and streaks of color behind people in a hurry). Surprisingly, one of the biggest pleasures is ‘‘reading” Willy summoning the magnifying glass (right mouse button click) and poking around the many description-filled locations. This isn’t the token gotta- By Jeff James In the beginning, Bullfrog created Populous. Using its transparent interface, you divinely intervened in a world ol simulated computer humanity, with a variety of supernatural powers to assist your own followers while simultaneously hinder- ing those of your opponent. As a sequel. Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods = Bullfrog Electronic Arts, $ 49.95) transports you from Populous I’s abstract worlds to the mythological world of ancient Greece. As one of Zeus’ many illegiti- (i A M E sav-something filler that o attends some computer games; instead, it is elaborate text, revealing of character and often quite funny. (Turns out Mom Beamish is quite the little Yuppie.) You can also run the trains in the attic, listen to the answer- ing-inachine messages, reset your sister's scale, or play an inane video game called Monster Squad. And this is just at home. We’ve come a long way from Little Computer People, eh? Quibbles? Well, loads still take a while, though response time for summoning the inventory is much ini- proved. And frankly, I could do without the ghost of Grandpa Beamish turning up to warn Willy when he's on the verge of doing something bad. It feels like a sort of politically-correct, “Don’t try this at home, kids” addendum that’s antithetical to the game’s ethos (and to the try-anything, adventure- gaming spirit). C’mon Dy- namix, Willy’s a brat, but he’s not eating Draino or anything. Lighten up, eh? Otherwise, I had an absolutely wonderful time in the world of Willv B. J Sequel? Please! Mate offspring, you demand acceptance into the Greek pantheon of gods. Zeus decrees that to reach your goal, you must emerge victorious in combat against 32 of the Pantheon’s most powerful deities, ranging from the plodding Prometheus to mighty Zeus himself. After you create your demigod, an impressively robust array of supernatural forces is at your disposal. Gone are the dozen or so divine powers in Populous I. Now you can destroy your enemies with columns of ? American Vista S64 Barney Bear School $ 27 Barney Bear Goes Camping $ 27 Battle Slorm $ 33 Case of Cautious Condor $ 33 CD Remix S37 Classic Board Games S33 Defender of the Crown $ 33 Falcon S52 Fred Fish Collection S47 Gretzky Hockey 537 Guinness Disc of Records $ 39 Illustrated Dictionary $ 47 Illustrated Holy Bible KJV $ 37 Illustrated Shakespeare $ 37 Lemmings $ 33 Mind Run $ 34 Murder Makes Strange S33 My Paint $ 33 Power Pinball $ 29 Sim City $ 39 Snoopy $ 33 Spirit of Excalibur $ 37 Team Yankee $ 33 Time Table Business $ 39 Time Table Science $ 39 Ultimate Basketball $ 33 Wrath of the Demon $ 33 Xenon II S39 Lots of New Titles CALL Agony Call Battle Isle $ 37 Birds ol Prey $ 37 Black Crypt Call Bo Jackson Baseball $ 31 Castles $ 37 Celtic Legends Call Drag. Lair 2 (Time Warp) S37 Dungeon Master 2 $ 25 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark$ 37 Elvira 2: Jaws of Cerberus $ 47 Eye of the Beholder $ 39 Eye of Ihe Beholder 2 Call Falcon $ 31 Falcon Mission 1 or 2 S19 Fantastic Voyage $ 31 Fighter Duel (Corsair Vs Zero)$ 31 Gateway Savage Frontier $ 34 God Father $ 31 Greens - (Microprose Golf) $ 37 Guy Spy Call Heart of China $ 37 Kings Quest V $ 37 Knights of the Skv $ 37 Leander ' $ 31 SHIPPING ¦ WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS UPS GROUND (continental US)
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339. 95, the World Editor runs in 5I2K and supports hard-drive installation.) Parts), solving numerous puzzles while combating men and monsters that constantly attack. Every opponent you eliminate leaves behind either a valuable token that gives you bonus points (when you finish the level) or a heart Continued on p. 92. Save games in progress. Although it operated flawlessly on an Amiga 500, I did have some problems running the game on an A3000 with AmigaDOS 2.04. Sometimes LIST OF ADVERTISERS A&M Computer Repair, 99 AC FA Corp., 20 Alpha I)aia, 37 Amigaman, 84 85 AmigaWorld TechMedia Videos, 49 Gel Animated. 51 3D Objects. 57 AW Bark Issues, 99 Animation III Contest, 100 Bare Bones Software, 98 BIX, 80 Reader Sen ru e Number Reader 190 Sen rirc 5 j Number 12 * 85 54 7 196 195 10 13 174 14 * 16 171 185 60 33 166 18 13 154 20 67
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Loads Sculpl-3D'4D. Turbo Silver, Imagine LightWavo. GEO and Wavefront formats MngicTween will metamorphasrze any two pictures by automatically animate the "in-between" frames V04: Video & Anim - Vdeo DB will catalog all ot ycur videotapes Slate is a sharp graphic ct a slate for your product ons CyroUlils splits, makes and gives into about ANIMs RTAP Eels you play large ANIMs on small memory machines. V03: Image Utiis - let VideoToolsOnTap let you tap into the video power ot your Amiga for faces, color and creybars as well as a p'ethora of other irde soensabie video ‘unctions. Tit'eGen will do professional crawling titles JPEG converts JFEG ->24-5,t IF? With amazing compression ImageLab performs special effects on IFFs. V02: Stillstore - Used to create the "over the shoulder' graphic nserts a'a tho 11 00 news. V01: Graphics ¦ Picbaso will lei you v ew and track ALL ot yout IFF pictures over all o! Those floppies I Freepaint is a Deluxe Paint workaliko Agraph is a powerful utility to produce snazzy graphs. FD79; Addams Family Quiz - They're delightfully creepy and spooky and now they're in your Amiga1 Classic digitized graphics and sound samples make this a real crowd -pleaser. Wan till you "talk with Cousin lttr FD78: Potpourri * Lothian is a great Ultima-type adventure game with great graphics Rocky is a remake of the classic Boulderdash. FD77: Arcade Series Galaca'92 is a clone of the arcade game ot the same name with several gamepiay onftancements-with smoocoth, sharp graphics, it’s better than the original! Pnarachs Cu'se is a cicr-e of the origionai C64 classic Diplomacy is a beaut fuiiy computerized version of the Avalon Hin board game-conquer or bo conquered! Gaiaga requires 68C20* FD76: Catacomb is a full graphic advurture game with beautiful graphics and a very stick icon mauso driven interlace. FD75: Arcade Series Descender is a done ot tho classic arcade game Tempest*; complete with vectorized graphics Tan* is tne classic battle ct trajectories and «netia between two tanks Incredibly well done! Search s a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too (Tan* -equires i meg chip memory* Fat Agnus) FD74; Arcade Series RingWar is an 'Outer Limits" done with vectorized graphics. MaiherLcdo is a 'Lode Runner' done with 50 levels1 In Blit2Tanks, they're coming at you irom all directions!! Call in air strikes ana use your heavy artillery to survive' FD73: Arcade Series intrude; Alert' is a MULTMevel 'Berserk' clone Features smooth gamepiay, great graphics & digitized sound 1 it. FD72: Sword ot the Warlock - This is s demo vers on ot a great public domain graphic dungeon adventure game The adventure spans three diskettes and allows iwo players to go adventuring, The game has a "Bards Tate- feel to it. Threo tl.sk set counts as 2 Requires t meg of RAM and 2 floppy drives or HD FD71A&B: Star Trek: TNG Trivia Challenge So you think you knew The Next Generat.on, huh? Complete with fantastic samp'ec sounds arc digitized images, tnis game even looks and sounds ike a genuine Star Trek terminal' VERY thorough and complete! Counts as 2 disks. FD70: SpaceGames - Contains ArmGoids, >finally! An Asteroids game that takes advantage of the Amiga totally configurable with great sound and grpahtcs. In Cosmostruction the object of the game is for each Cosmostructran team to acquire the most points while construction erergy ducts between the space station ana planetoids FD69: MindGames Had enough of shoo' em up games7 Relax ana let New Disks these 21 games exercise your m nd instead of your wrist, FD68; Potpourri - Eternal Rome is a strategic simulation of the Roman Empire including military, diplomatic, political, economic and social factors. Lord of Hosts is a board strategy game fcr 2 players. 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Tracks everything about your newborn first stops, words, tooth, birthdays, X-mas, friends, etc oven space lor a digitized photo1 WB109: VorseWlw - Display, search and output The New Testament to 10*1 fites or your printer. WB1O8: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities from 4 channels to an ear pooping 8 channels! All the renaund editing capaoilitios ot MED plus 4 more cnannels! II you thought your Amiga sounded good betore...you aim heard nothin' yet' WBT07A&8: Educational - Drawmap is a program that generates represen tations such as hemispherical views, and orbital views of the Earth's surface, complete with national boundaries Screens can be printed cr saved to disk as standard tFF fifes Full user configurable cniine help facility. 63020* ver Sion included 2 disk set, counts as 1 f WB106: Homo Manager - This is a great all-in-one address book with an autodiaier,notepad to do list appointmenl scheduler homo inventory database and phone number d aler. WB105A&B: Workbench 2.0 Extras »2 - See the top right 0! Page 2 tor more info on theso priceless utilities to make Workbench 2.0 fly1 WB104: GrabBag ¦ Q8A Trivia ('equires Am gaVision) is a trivia game lor 1 2 players., add your own questions to customize the d tliculty level! Sysinfo is great for telling you how last's low your compute' is, what ooards are installed, chipsets, etc AmiGazer will plot stars in the heaven Irom any position on earth complete with magnitudes and constellation identification WB103: Music ¦ Contains 12 ‘great’ Soundtracker MED music
- MODuies complete with programmable shuffle player.. 8 bit audio never sounded so hot1 Two disk set counts as two. DDS4: Proteus BBS - This disk contains the lull-blown version of tho Proteus BOS sotrwaro Totally canligurabie & ultimately powerful Requires 0 hard er vo. Aroxx and at least a meg ot memory DD83: IBM Not one. But 7WO IBM emulators that will allow tho running ol MS-DOS software with Amiga program®!!' Comes complete with programs to turn yoLr Amiga floppy drives into 720K IBM compataDie drives DDB2: Unix Contains a working demo ct Mini* - a Uni* workaLke. Mini* is system call compatable with V7 0' Uni* Fun Disks RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWnr - Best described as a cress between Combat-Tarks ara asteroids FD7: Pacman This disk contains several pacman type games nqiuomg: PacMan87, MazMan and Zoni* FD9: Moria . This has groat graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack Play time several weeks! FD10: HackLite - A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have das- sic. This is the second release of this game on the Amiga. Great graphic inte'face. Play time several weeks' FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games Las Vegas Craps • The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer Contains extensive HELP features, A1sc Thirty One. Video Poker and more. FDJ2A.FD12B: Star Trok. The Game ¦ This is by tar the bust Star Trek game ever written for any computer. It features mouse control, good graphics. Digitized sound effects and great gamepiay. Counts as 2 dsks Req 1Mb and two dr ves (or nd) FD13; Board Games ¦ contains mu tip aye; 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 fo' the younger members including geography, math, science, and word games. AiSO inciudes Wheel cf Fortune FO20: Tactical Games MechForce(3 72); A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, roPot-like machines. Simple words can ? Begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 loot tall, tire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim FD26:Arcade Games Marble side is a commercial qua'ity game similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent piayab-iity and entertainment Mutants a small version ct me same arcade game. SuperBreaxoui is a Pong Arkanoids type game F027: Arcade Games This disk is loaded with some great games. Induces, Raeeorama a great racing car game with ton different courses. MiniBlast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as Irogor, and Sbreakout the original breakout with mere. FD29; Shoot'em up's WWII - you're the pilot ot a WWII plane flying through enemy territory, you've jusi been spotted, good luck on you mission SpKiller - try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, and Retaiiator - another great game. F031: Gamos! Air Traffic Control a good ATC simulation. Black Jack Lab ¦ a lull featured sot ol card games. ChessTel • play chess with your Iriend ;n disTant and remote places w in this game and a modem, fabymtti ¦ a well Cane text adventure game (like an mfocom game), and MouseTrap • a 3d maze game FD32; Flfgtit Simulator ¦ An instrument (light simulator for a DC1Q FD33: Arcade Games Ffreddy a Mario Brothers type of game, Gerpiis a target practice game. PpeLme a German Interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Tron a light cycles version, and Wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist. FD35: Omega (v 1.3) A new outstanding cungeon and outdoors adventure came in a simitar vein as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably taster and better that all previous versions. Play time several weeks or months FD37A&B:Tactlcal Games Empire (2 2wj Tins great game comes highly recommended. With a full graphic front end. FD38: Games Critbago Master A groat cnbbage game and tutor. Spades
- a well acne card came, CnmeseCneckers - A computer verson ol this classic. Puzz ¦ a si de piece puzzle game and construction set FD39A&B: Star Trek. The New Generation This is a. completely different version 0! Star Trek than that found on FD12 This one was created by the German author Tobias. Now with English instructions. Excellent!!! Counts as two disks Requires 512k 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 tne world, take time out to liberate tad guys of their most va'uabie possessions, engage in a moria' combat or two against robots and alien life forms, pick up a new Amiga 9000. Most of all, don't torget to stay alive.. FD49:Chaos Cheats This disk contains an ovorything you wantod to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including full maps, spells, object locations, super characters ana more. FD50: Submarine Game - Seaiance. One and a halt years in the makrg. This is an outstanding submarine tact cal game. Ccmmercral quality, highly recommended. FD52; Classics Games ¦ PotersQuest a well done Mario brothers type of game. Jymbc a Iwo player missile command done, anc Vstank a tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade On this c sk is a wonderful implements! On ot the ever popular aass c arcade game Defender. Also contain Air Race a WWII ‘lying ace arcade game, and Psycoblast new creation idea game. FD56: Arcade includes SpacoWar HueyRaid is a well done helicopter arcade game PowerPong's n great expanded pong game. FD57: Arcade Games Includes 2 truly commercial quality games. Mega Ball, an Arkanod ish game, features 5 musical scores, multiple levels anq addicting gamepiay Gravity Attack i$ a psychadei >c tnp through several different worlds each distinctly different, FD58: GAMES! - includes Stemschlag; a great Terns clone from Germany with music. Scomoa;: simulate battle between up to 40 players 8 monsters, imperium Romanum: Battle up to 4 players tor control ot the Mediterranean in this Risk-esque came. FD59; Game Potpourri Xenon III is an. Almost exact clone of the commercial game cf the same name .a great shootemup Crossword wi'l take lists of words 8 automatically generate wcd-search ouzzles tor any Eoson compa: able prnter FD60; Games fn Nebula, race over a 3 l world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon; a groat Dr. Mario clone Enigma; is it a gameor a puzzle7 FD61; Games ¦ Solitaire great graphics, plays two versions Kl de; an interesting piece of eye candy Extreme Violence. 2 player kill or Pekilied game YATC A Tetris done with Artihcai Intelligence Genesis create reaistic 3c fractal worlds Workbench Disks WB4:Tolecommummcatlon - This d sk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on me qu ckiy and easily. Access
(1. 42) ¦ A very nice ANSI term oragram based on Comm vt 34 but with the addition 01 several trarsfer protocols. Comm (134)- Latest verson of ore o1 'he best pubic domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handshake (2,12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52,'100'102 220 WB5: Fonts 1- Several tonts (35) for tho Amiga, also included are live PageStream fonts,and ShowFont - a font display program WB6: Fonts 2 - ShowFont(4 0) This program allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 255 characters in a typical ‘ont. Large Am.gaDos system fonts (many up to 56ptS). WB7; Clip Art This disk 1$ loaded with black ana while cl.p art. Art includes, trees, watches, topis, US ano State maps, and more. WB9: Icons - Truly a multitude of various tyaes and kinds Also includes IconMiester, IconLab. And others groat utilities to help generate icons. WB10: Virus Killers - The latest and best VrrusX(40). Kv(2.lj, and ZeroV'rus III Wbll; Business - Cjerit(4 0), finally a full featured bus ness accounting pd program for fhe small to medium company Includes receivab'es. Payables, end ot month and uch more It’s Here! Release 2.04 of AmigaDOS for the A500 A2000!!! Includes ROMs, disks and full documentation. Requires installation. $ 95.00 10 for $ 8.20 25 for $ 17.25 50 for $ 31.50 100 for $ 61.00 ea. = $ _ Please send me the following disks: Enter disk ID (Example: DD17, FD12, VVB10) l-.xp Ccrf ] Payment enclosed Please charge my: ] Visa Mastercard Discover ttiijrpatnri* A H rl fitv ST Zip Phnnt* (_ _) I ) E 1 DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-AW27, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! (800)879-0759 Support (619) 679-2825 Fax (619) 679-2887 WB26: Disk Utilities 2 MrBackup, KwickBackup - two well done utilities to do harddisk and floppy disk backups, FiteMast - a binary tile editor. Labetprinter • Disk label printer w:tn very powerful teatures WB27: Nagel - 28 Patrick Nagel pictures ot beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound - This disk has several different Manceibrot type programs lor generating stunning graphics. Includes. MandeiMountams - a realistic terrain generator, Frncgen - generated recursive fractals from user ¦nput, Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two fast mgndelbrot generators, also Mostra
- the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL tFF's including Dynamic HAM and Sound - a great IFF sound player, wii play anything Try this disk! WB33:Clrcuit Board Design - several terrific routines for The electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtoo ¦ a circuit board design tool. LogicLab • circuit logic tester, and Mead (i.26i a well done new release of this PD CAD pro gram, now comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics. WB34: Utilities - Several well done utilities. Some will require moderate knowledge of 3 Cll or Shell tor setup. Chatter Box - this one wii play any user defined sound after any event (ie. Disk insert, mouse click, disk removal...), . Artm - The Amiga real time monitor, gives you full control of the Amiga OS. Very powerful program, Helper - help program to make learning the CU easier, and more' WB35: 3D Graphics - This d sk contains several neat programs to use with your 3d modeling raytracmg programs 3dFonts - Full vector font set for use with 30 programs. FontMaker - make 3d loots trom any system font. MakeSDShape • create 3d shapes trom any Image. DumptolFF - create 3c animations preserves pallet, and World3d - a demo program ot a front end lor use with DKBRender. W836: Graphics - On this disk are several programs to create stunning grapmcai images including, I Path - creates swirling galaxy images, Roses produce an unlimited number of variations ol images that a symmetrically similar to a rose. SimGen - display those spectacular images as part of your workbench screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one! WB37: Educational Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geog- raphy. Spelling, and books. Ages 5 - T5 WB3S: Plotting and Graphics - Plowy is the most powerful full leatured p!ot ting package. Used by many colleges and univers ties A welcome addition to our ibrary! Highly recommended Plans • a Incredbly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured Tossolator • a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecshor type pictures. WB39: Music Intuitracker is a German ottering of an exquisitely well done p'ccram that allows you to Olay music on your Amiga with CD like controls. Lets you strip out music from your favorite games or others and include them in your music library. WB40: Music - "CD on a disk , 90 minutes ot modem music on this well presented collection. Requires 2 drives or HD WB41: Music MED an Incred'bly well done, fu'l featured music editor Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Simitar to SoundTracker but better Very powerful easy to use program Version 3.20. which is compatablo w.th WB2.04 WB43: Business This disk contains AnalytiCalc ¦ probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga A lull featured spreadsheet with many teatures expected in a commercial package. Requires 1 2 MB of memory' WB46: Clip Art - HighRes clip art with tne following motifs embellishments (borders, docads ....). people, and transportation. WB47: Clip Art * HighRes clip ad with [he following motifs - hair, drafting, summer, animals and macfood. WB48: Clip Art ¦ HighRes clip art with the following motifs - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49ABC: Animation Sampler On this three d sk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some of thu best animations that have been created over the last three years Several examples ot 'Movie* type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroPy. Watch, spigot and egg) Also several ouropean style or "Demo" animation with incredible graph ics and outstanding electronic music (akriliglu copersine, doc. Dps2010. Impact, and logodemo) These truly show off the creative edge ot an Amiga' WB50: Animation • Seven of the best ouropean style animations or "Demos*, including ¦ scientific 451. Subway (a U S. entrant, also our favorite). Sunr.ee, thrstdemo. Tnight. Waves, and woow WB53: Graphics - Raytracmg programs generate absolutely stunning realistic coking planes, rockets, buildings..., and surreal images often consisting ot highly polished spheres and objects. C-Light is the most powerful EASY-TO- USE of it's kmd we have seen to date. This is easily better, and more full featured. Than similar comme'oai programs costing n the hundreds of collars Also. Smovie - a full teatured video text titter similar to ProVideo. Broadcast WB1Z: Disk Utilities - This groat disk is loaded with wonderful utilities tor everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, dsk ana file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts ol file manipulation A must rave1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 different drivers, and it these don't do it. With PrtDrvGen you can make your own. WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet a database, a projecPtime management program and financial analysis (stocks). WB16: Business - This dsk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great calendar, scheduler, a rolodex program, and pen.nywise a good Cash Book' accounting ‘or home or ottice. WB18: Word Text Processors This disk contains the best editors. Includes,TextPlus (v2.2o) a full featured word processor. Dme(v1.35) a great programmers editor with strong macro feaiures TexED|v2.B) an enhanced Emacs typo editor, and a spell checker. WB20: General Interest DiskSaiv Vi 42 a d sk recovery program for ail Amiga Me systems FntD sk Vi 0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv Coosn t have, 3DLock gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench, Clean V1 Gi a program to de fragment memory, Tracer • trace any part of an image WB22: Fonts 3 ¦ Several more great fonts These, Ike the Other ton! Disks work great with Dpaint ana WYSIWYG word processors. WB23: Graphics and Plotting Plot (200) a three dmens onal mathematical function p'otter. Can plot any user defined function, BezSurt2 - produce awesome pictures of objects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iff image files onto any surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen ¦ makes a virtual screen anywhere, great lor DTP' WB25:Educalional On tins d sk are two programs that can gonorato maps ol differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps ol any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a great demonstration of Aioert Einstein. General Theory of Relativity KAO 3'!:" Blank Diskettes DSDD (.82 cents ea) (.69 cents ea) (.63 cents ea) (.61 cents ea) No shipping charge on USA blank disk orders, Canada and Mexico add S.!5 each, other foreign add S.50 each. Tiller Great video scrolling, wipes, special ellects. And more... WB54: Printing This disk contains several routines to help with the chore ot printing. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer lor the PD1 PrintStudro - a well implemented all-purpose printer-utility witn a very comfortable graphic inturface and many advanced features. Lila - with ease, print ASCII fifes to a PostScript printer, and many more. WB55: Application • Xcopylll - a full Icatu'ed disk copier, make backups of copy protected disks. RoacRcute ¦ lind the quickest route from one city to another, highway description included. Dia"y - a diary program like "Dougy Howard M.D*. Cal • a calendar program. Magman * a database tailored to maintain records on articles and publications. WB57: Animation ¦ This disk has several "Demo" style animations. Including, Blitter, Lolly, Sun5, vertigo, vortex, ana xenmorph. WB59: Business - contains a groat, very full teatured stock market technical analysis and tracking program, also an appointment calendar, and more. WB6i: Intermediate Utilities Includes programs to help to crasticaly decrease flicker in interlace and hi-res modes (antitlick), an Atan-st emulator, an eprom programmer, turn your amga into an eight channel digital data analyzer or oCilloscope, and more. WB62: Midi Utilities - Several uselul midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase, display midi info, file sequence player, and a tew scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 - Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate hies from your hard drive, performing file backups, Binary editing, fast formatting, tile recovery, disk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION ol corrupt disks WB66: Icons 2 Lot s ol neat icons Also several wondortul programs that to let you C'eate your own icons, modity and manipulate icons and into structures WB63:Music Utilities ¦ several good utilities for the Amiga music enthusiast. Includes. Noisetrawar - a great music creation program. Somx2MOD • converts sonix to mod files which then can be used by noisetracker. Soundtrak* er, and MED. SpeaxerSim - a speaker design tool demo. Wonderscund is an additive harmonic nstrument design too! With a separate envelope design window ana 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. WB69: Music - Th$ disk has over SO minutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga. WB70: Desk Top Pub Atcp - transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM format AFM metric tilos. To Amiga screen fonts and Ppage .metric tiles. With this program, open the door to the libraries ol Adobe and PostScript fonts! Calendar • month templates in PagoStream lorm Post • a lull featured postscript filer d splay and print utility. WB75: Music over tCO instruments ti es (.inst) and sampte sound fifes (ss) for yaur mu$ iq programs. WB76: Appflcations - This disk contains Stichery ¦ a otten requested knitting design program. Lotto - a rather complete lottery tracking and prediction utility. SSS - this screen capture program can grab almost any screen including games. Today - a personal calendar. Tarot - fortune teller, and Grammar - grammar checker WB79: Home & Business Accounting • incfudes Ckpacct - the most complete checkbook accounting program going. LCDCaic - this well done calculator has a very large display and operates trom the keyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your automobie mileage with this mi oage log. Grammar - a grammar checker, and Woridtime - find out what time it is in up to 50 g’obai cities WB81: Great Applications ¦ DataEasy a very easy to use. Database program Don t let the ease of use tool you. This is a very full featurec database program inducing lull printer control for address labels and mall merge applications. Also includes, TypeTuI a good typing tutor, RLC a full teatured label printer Banner, a multi font banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Highly recommended WB82: Animations - Four full length, well done "movie" style animations. Including, Coyote. Juggler! I. Ghost Pool, ard Mecftanix 2 disks, counts as 1. WB83: Computer Art - this disk has some of the best Amiga gene-ated computer ad that we have collected in the past 5 years. WB85: Graphics - Contains several programs for manipulating 24 Bit color images (ham-e) and a rather nice iff image processing package. V B86: Centurian Press * An electronic newspaper - requires AmigaViSion WB80ABC: The Complete Bible A three d:$ k set. With the entire text Qf the New Testament and Old Tesfament-Kirg James version Great search.'print utilities. Three disk set. Ccunts as three WB90: Rippers, Strippers and Beats - For the Amiga music enthusiast, this disk contains many programs designed strip music from your favorite games ana programs. Music can then be played with your favorite Pd Music program. Also contains Drums, a very nice drum machine. This d sk requires seme knowledge at the Cll WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with Ihe Amiga; VirusX4.0. Snap. FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted tiles}, Disk Optimizer = floppy & hard), Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse acceL macro, clock utility), GOMF (a gurubuster)and PnntStudio W095: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - This is definitely commorciaf grade; we vo seen many checkbook programs and this is absolutely the best Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation WB96: Dupors • Contains Xcopy111 & Nib which will backup copy protected programs. FreoCopy removes copy protection trom several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDOS copies. WB98: Business ¦ Includes Bbasell a nee. Powerful database; BizCalc a personal or mcrgage loan calculator with amortization capabilities, Loop a flowchart maker. Formmake: - desgn professional forms on your Epson LQ- 2500 compatible printer. WB99: Lifestyles ¦ Includes Agene family tree program that tracks up to 600 peopfe marriages.tetc. Landscape is a CAD program to create gardens landscapes Loom simulates an 8 harness loom; experiment with pattern design m an instant feedback onvccrment. WB1Q1; Chemeslhetlcs is a program that displays molecules as a calotte model This kind ol display contains a certain esthetic attitude, even mill hive hcsu jnduded with j uage H ite nany new cupsbili i are av.uUbte in workhcn j| Mu linger - a wonderful utility, lu add programs to your TOOL menu,] cute a collection of icons i» the workbench to easily launch frequently | programs...and much more! A tmt must have utility i'l .AA! I ijgas roly on. Ibis utility. -(See tin- review in AmigqWiirl iCInxkec-Fult virus probation can be) outs % pimply eft i In yrijar WiiStiKtup dmwer. Icr - gives Is to fry K> make !1 '0 happy programs -*ork’| Enhances Workbench's Show AID to display over 40 distinct i . DilIdem types oi fries, (rest. IFF ». Vjurees code*. Libraries, onl F,dlCor - CrtaieA'dit bitmap fonts with full color se j IILinkers - altt fractals ami Sptim-r. And swanniiij hctrs! No t ijl black screen. Colorful, Htfercuing ond highly lypootie effects!) Iiicster Enhancers - no more state "Ple*« Insert Vohmw requester?-1 arc animated requesters for nti of the system's requesters.I I'l 11 III - speeds up text displays for owners nt uSD20+ ¦CPT's.j ri-Reboot - .(.his.« -ate way to reboot yotu computer...can greatly reduce . VdlidatlhR errors! Two disk set, counts as two. **8 extremely poisonous molecules like nicotine and diOxrne look quite nice WB102: Telecommunications - Contains the programs Ncomm 2.0 and VttOO-290 Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, fu'l VT 100 emulation Ncomm s script language is so powerful II comes with a script tile that creates a lu l-fealured BBS system Dev Disks DD45; AREXX Programs - This disk contains several useful arexx programs and examples. PopCLIJ - The latest ol a must have utility - DD47: Pascal - This disk contains everything needed lo program in Pascal. Includes A68k (1.2) 68000 assembler. Blink linking software and PCQ (1.0) a modest Pascal sub sot compiler. DD49: C Compiler contains zc(1.01) fully K&R. Zcc(I.O) Iront end. A58k(i.2) assembler. Blink linker. DD50: Ahexx 2 - a must have set of tutorials on Arexx and several useful examples and utilities lor Arexx development DD51: Circuit Analysts Aspice (2.3) A lull teatured program tor electric circuit analysis DD52; Scientific Includes Elements an Incredibly well done periodic table program with sourcu, Scientific plotting • over 600k of Laitice C source routines that can be included in you' own programs. DD54: Compression This disk is loacod witn all of the best tile compres sion programs and aids for the Amiga Many of the programs can be used by the new user. Includes Arc, Lharc, Lhwarp. Pkax, Powe'Packer a must havo by all. Zp, Warp, and Zoo Also IFFcrunch an excellent compression for IFF files. DD55: ARP - On this d sk you wit rind the complete ArpReG C release including the full user docs, the full Developers guide. ARP is the official AmigaDOS Resource Project (ARP) release 1.3. ARP makes many improvements to AmigaDOS and makes your system easier to use trom the Cll. DD57: Advanced Utilities ¦ Msh • like Cross-das. Copies files to and trom MS-DOS. Pal-NTSC - convert any pal program to NTSC and vice versa. Also several utilities that improve your startup-sequence, plus 25 more programs DD62: Basic and Xscheme - Cursor • a full featured Amiga Basic compiler, sbastc and ftext - several wonderful routines to help in basic prpgramers. And Xscnerre ¦ an interpreted object oriented language DD66: Programming ToolBox - Many programs to help in your development eltoris (most for C somo lor bas c) Includes programs to generate requestors, an incredible spmemaker toolbox, to greatly aid compiling, convert Dpaint brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more wonderful time Savers' DD69:Advanced Utilities ¦ SerNe: and ParNet - Connect two Amiga's and share resources. MemMonitor • Similar to Wfrag bjt greatly improved. Selecto' - put menus on your workbench screen, and more. OD71A&B:C Compiler - This disk contains DICE, Matthew Dillon's full featured. Powerful C compiler and environment system. 2 Disks, counts as 2 DD72: VT Emulators Contains throe powerful lull featured VT emulators, with many advanced teatures irduding Kermit. Xmodem and Tektronix protocols VaxTerm. VLT, and more. DD77: Fortran • Contains a ful teatured FORTRAN77 environmental development system. Also contains EzAsm a strongly macro dependent 68000 assembler, DD70: Menus & System Enhancements ¦ Several neat programs to aid n launch ng programs trom special icons (Next computer style), adding WorkBench menus and more Also contains many use'ul programs to determine operation system configuration, memory usage, load and many other important utilizations. 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. Dealer inquiries and submissions welcome. AiniynDOS, Total disks Disk based catalog ($ 2.50) = $ . (Catalog di>k comes with a coupon fora free disk with your next order). Anti-Virus ($ 19.95) = $ . KAO Blank Disks = $ CA Residents add 7.75% sales tax = $ _ Foreign Shipping = $ _ Handling = S 3.00 Total Due = $ _ Following day shipping in most No shipping charges within USA. Canada add $ -25 each, Foreign add S.50 per disk for air m id delivery. Payment in US funds only A minimum of $ 20.00 required on all Credit card order*. From p. 87. That increases your health meter. Lb get anywhere last, you need to visit one of the shops located in the game. There you can purchase one of 16 defensive and offensive items, ranging all the way from simple health potions and multi-direction weapons to such exotic and powerful items as chain mail, force fields, and Hying machines. You don’t need coins to buy them; instead, you must find the right combination of herbs and live pets (and the pets often don't just stand still waiting for you to grab them). As furt 11er seIf-preservation, you can replenish lost lives in three wavs. J The puzzles in Elf involve more than just finding a key to open a door to the next level. You must interact with people and determine what Bo Jackson Baseball; MicroLeague Baseball: The Manager’s Challenge By Peter Olafson Earl Weaver Baseball (Electronic Arts) has been the Cal Ripken of Amiga baseball games. It seems like it's been around forever, and yet it still plays better than just about any of the competition. Now a couple of rookies are vying for Earl’s spot: Data East's Bo Jackson Baseball ($ 49.95) and MicroLeague Sports' MicroLeague Baseball: The Manager’s Challenge ($ 49.96). While neither one is the all-around equal of old Earl, each lends some sparkle to the diamond. Bo Jackson Baseball Ro Jackson Baseball is bound to a he a hit with the action crowd. 1 he reincarnation of Cincmaware’s IY Sports: Baseball, it's a big, beautiful game, with fat colors, fluid animation, and lots of digitized sound. It’s also a damn sight tougher than most of they want from you before they will give you the information or object you need. I lere, EH uses a multiconi- mand interaction screen that lets you carry on limited conversations. The game is presented as well as it plays. The graphics and sound effects are great. Elf allows you to save the action-oriented games. The batting is more murderous than Murderer’s Row: The pitches come in fast, and it can take quite a while to find the right spot on the screen to use for triggering your swing. Pitching (from the same umpirelike perspective) uses a routine taken from free-throw shooting in TV Sports: Basketball. A ball moves back and forth behind the plate. You hit the fire button when it's where you want the pilch to go, and tug the joystick to determine its speed and breaking direction. (Unfortunately, there’s no way to take the hatter high or low.) Fielding’s the easiest part. You guide the flashing fielder to a marker indicating the spot to which the hall is headed, then make him jump or dive for it. Those arc just the funda- your position, but only at the end of a level. It supports extra memory, multiple drives, accelerators, and look-it-up-in-t lie-manual copy protection. Overall, Elf is fundamentally just a mcdieval-fantasy platform game, but it is also one of the best of this genre I have seen. Try it! Mentals. You can choose among 26 teams drawn from major-league cities and play exhibition matches or a 162-game schedule. An excellent editor permits you to set rotation, pick versus- lelty and versns-righty lineups, and change everything about a player except the pattern of his shorts. Unfortunately, only three fictional stadiums are provided, and the players are imaginary creatures. (Ah, for an Major League Players Association license, eh?) There are a few flies in the clubhouse. Bo is a bear with chip RAM under a half-meg Agnus, and you’ll need to close all windows and end all tasks to avoid crashes within the game especially when running from hard disk. The computer-versus-computer mode doesn’t work, and I’ve Continued on j). 96. From p. 82. And carried around without its use being readily apparent. (It also may not have any use at all.] Try to grab everything, but carry only what you need. Keep what you think you're going to need soon at some central location nearby. If you start to run out of room, check your spell recipes, and see what items you can convert into incantations. It's much easier to carry weightless spells than their components. = But don't be too hasty; there are some one-of-a-kind items that you need in their original state, and which, once converted, can't be restored.] Down in the basement, you can pass the time of night with the old Indian. He's a solemn bloke, and, unlike some other creatures in these parts, he doesn't mutate into a monster, but he'll give you the lowdown on what's happened. He's properly sensitive on certain issues, however, and he'll clam up if you start making Indian jokes, so be a grown-up, OK? Now we're just about ready for the studios themselves. The easiest one to tackle is the haunted house (door 2). Once in, hang a left in the foyer, and you'll enter a cozy parlor. Check out the suits of armor for better protection, and the door to the right for your first encounter with the Nether World. This spectre won't hurt you, but neither will he get out of your way. He's easily distracted, however, by a toy from the playroom. (Up the right stairs, bear right and then left down the hall; it’s the door on the left.) Inside the library, you should try to read a book from every shelf it's not just useful, it's fun and be sure to collect the formula that will fall out of one. On to the dining room, where a couple of gross sights await you one under the silver platter and the other through the service window. Courage spell or no courage spell, there's just one way to go at the second of these: You're going to pass out, you big chicken, and you're going to wake up in the freezer with a stack of bodies (I was wondering where everyone was) and no obvious exits. 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(3) CROSSFIRE A169 Good kids’ game - keep them occupied for ages. What a great remedy for Nintendo boredom! CROSSWORD COMPILER A012 A quality puzzle creator and editor - if you like crosswords this will give you pleasure! CURSER BAStC COMPILER A085 Speed up those BASIC programs, and free yourself from interpreter constraints DARKSTAFF A013 Spectrum-emulated text adventure game DARK STAR utilities A086 Another disk full of utilities for all - you won't want to be without this disk in your collection DART ANIMATION A155 Dart passing through an egg animation - you have to see it to believe it. Very over- easy! DATING GAM! A160 Schwartz dassic animation (2)
(3. 5Mb) DBW A087 A good ray tracing program complete with some nice pictures - shows the graphics power of Ami! DEMOLISHER UTILITIES A088 168 useful utilities - something for all! DEMOLITION MISSION A176 Another good version of the dassic bomber5 game - very playable DESKBENCH A089 Nice alternative workbench, icons etc. This is a realty neat program! (3) DESKTOP PUBLISHER A090 From Germany now in English translation - a MUST HAVE! DIRECT ACTION A091 A useful utility for editing animation sequences, loads of features DOPE INTRO MAKER A092 Make you own intros with this utility r DR AGON'S CAVE A014 Nice dungeon type game with good graphics - you may spend hours! DUNGEON DELVER A179 Roam around mazes, collect keys etc. (2) DYNAMITE FONTS I A093 Excellent fonts for use in Dpaint etc. Add these to your collection now! DYNAMITE FONTS II A094 Very popular fonts disk - stacks of IFF fonts - a veritable treasure trove for you artists EDUCATION SET A095 5 disks packed with good educational programs, with something to interest everyone in the family (5) ETERNAL ROME & DOMINOES A016 Two good and stimulating games, get this if you're interested in history! EXILE FONTS A096 More excellent IFF fonts for Dpaint etc. FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE A172 Very good genealogy program, keep track of your ancestors and origins (1 Mb) FONTS 8 RAM MANAGER A098 Lots of fonts plus a software RAM switch * a very useful utility for A500 users FONTS & SURFACES A099 Lots of useful fonts, brushes etc. for Dpaint, plus rich textures and backdrops for you to use FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED A162 Great forms designer program * must have - GREAT for both home and office FRUIT MACHINE A196 Good simulation of this gambler's favorite, you can have the fun without losinq tne dough! PRE-FORMATTED 3.5" DISKS Despite the current chronic disk i warehouse. Some vendors arc ... customers by t „ . Formatted for the Amf would like to charge for unf> . We have over 30,000 blanks tn our a premium on blank disks and , _ Not us. We will sell at the same rales as blanks. Pnces INCLUDE MUST order a mfflimurn of 2 PD disks. 10 - 89c 25 - 76c 50 - GALACTIC FOOD FIGHT A020 Fight your way through ice cream & fruit! A popular game in Europe at tne moment GENESIS DEMO A100 Superb fractal generator - very good GRAPHICS CONVERTERS A149 Convert graphics, format PC disks etc. An absolute essential for transferring art formats GRAPHICS UTILITIES A102 Useful, graphics oriented programs which will assist you in the manipulation of your art GROWTH A021 Really good game in which you aim for the brain! Stimulate your own brain cells with this nifty escapade! HACK A022 Good text adventure in the Infocom tradition HAM LAB A103 Convert VGA PC pictures to Ami HAM with this utility - opens up a true wealth of pre-created artwork HANGMAN A194 Good, fun version with word editor HARD DRIVE UTILS A104 A must have for hard drive owners HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA A023 Loads of questions in this good trivia game * so you think you know your entertainers huh?! HOLY GRAIL A024 One of the best text adventures around HYPERBALL A195 Latest version of woodenball, an excellent game that will keep you burning the midnight oil and some.... ICONMANIA A105 Loads of programs for icon creation with many icons! Great for hackers, or enhancing your system ICONS A106 This disk is just crammed full of varied & useful icons - redesign the way your workbench looks and feels IFF SAMPLES A204 Great samples from the Kawai K1 digital synthesizer, ready for play on your Amiga * breathtaking! IMPLODE! A107 A very good crunching program - very efficient in terms of firne and file size. Great for telecomms INTERFERON PRC A108 Create protection bootblocks against viruses - we may see Michelangelo on the Ami soon - prepare! JAMCRACKFR A205 4 channel chip music sequencer - handles samples also. Get this one with A204 aoove JAZZBENCH A109 An alternative workbench preferred by many, another disk that will change the way your Ami looks JETMAN A025 A British classic conversion of Jetpac JR-COMM 1.2 A110 The definitive modem software - must have! This is the one that we use and is VERY powerful KARATE WORM A198 Very nice platform game, jumping over worms etc! Keep the kids (or yourself) amused for hours! KAWAI K1 A210 Editor librarian for MIDI users with K1 KAWAI K'l A211 Editor librarian for MIDI users with K4 KILLER CARE A026 A good car game with filled vector graphics, fun and intriguing to see this clever graphics style KlNG JAMES BIBLE A111 Old and New Testament and text reader. In ASCII format so you may import to your files (4) LAMER GAME A027 Similar to Operation Wolf, shoot- em-up LANGUAGES DISK A112 Forth, Modula 2, X-Lisp and Logo LARN A028 Another well-respected text adventure game LASER ZONE A03Q Good old C64 classic arcade game LAS i HO Pi A148 Priceless when you’ve just erased a valuable file! We define this one as an essential addition! LEARN & PLAY AG29 Great fun for the kids on two disks (2) LETTHlX A032 Good puzzle game with a fun Tetris flavour LORE OF CONQUEST A033 Space trading game, dungeons & dragons style, with an addictive theme - enjoy! M-CAD A113 Computer aided design * good quality (1Mb) MACyiEW, DRAW. ROTATE A114 Three good graphics programs - unusual, but useful for designers, etc.! MARBLE SLIDE A034 Puzzle game in which you build up slides, and frustrate yourself in the process. Fun though MED 3.2 A200 Latest verson of this superb music sequencer - great! A real must-have for budding Ami musicians MED MUSIC DISK A201 Some nice MED music on this tame with surprises! I0 disk set contains YELP! A063 Nice little MEGA CLIP ART I inter 2 SIMPSONS GAME A052 A vertical scroll game done in SEUCK SNAKE IN THE GRASS A197 Collect mushrooms and toadstools! SOMETHING FOR NOTHING A130 Full of video utils, fonts etc., although you'll have to pay us the cost of the disk! (2) SOZOBAN C' At 31 Another pppular ’C’ programming environment, great for learning this powerful language SPANISH TUTOR A175 Good language learning program ST EMULATOR A132 Run Atari ST software on your Amiga - needs 2 drives - very useful if you have access to ST progs! ST-80 BEAST SAMPLES A208 Pan flute sounds from Beast, Beast II. Some of the best Psygnosis sounds created to date GENERATION A053 Strategy 1Mb, but well worth the extra disk MESSY-SID A115 Easy to use PC-AMIGA file transfer ram, very high in the UK popularity charts, this one I DISK A206 Lots of useful utilities for MIDI MIDNIGHT THIEF A067 A great text adventure for hackers MISSILE COMMAND A177 Good version of the ever popular classic arcade, a hit on the UK BBC micro when it appeared MISSION X A070 Shoot-em-up type arcade game with excellent graphics * well, we think you’ll like it anyway MOBED Ai16 A good bob and sprite editor for programmers MYSTIX HARDWARE MODS A117 Documents disk for hardware modifications - interesting and curious contents NAPOLEONIC WAR SIMULATOR A036 A good strategy game with a requirement for a good, strategical battle plan NCOMM A118 Latest version of this excellent comms pictures for Dpaint, ready to load Pacesetter art, over 30 screens of IFF alphabets, Animals, Anatomy, Buildings, Cartoon people and animals, Holidays, flags, flowers etc., Music, School, Signs, Titles, Logos, Headings, Teddy Bears, Vintage cars, bikes (10) MEGA CLIP ART II B003 This set of 9 disks includes Occasions, Transport, Signs, Electrical, Architecture, Fruit, Vegetables. Kitchen, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Babies, Anatomy. People, 52 different Alphabets, Arrows, Borders, Stars, Humor, Cars. Sports Trade, Art Deco, Headings (9) FONTS GALORE t B004 Cosmopolitan: Rangers, Peignet, Avant Guard, Aldous, Celtic etc. Beautiful stuff in this set FONTS GALORE II B005 Fancy: Hollywood, Park Avenue, Broadway, Camelot. Courier, HAM..... FONTS GALORE 111 B006 Publishers: Helvetica, Akashi, Andover, Bookman, Boxie, Times..... FONTS GALORE IV B007 Various: Unusual, Videofonts, Large & small fonts, utlities and more..... A64 PACKAGE C001 A great C64 emulator package, especially useful is the BASIC interpreter which provides a full- functional C64 BASIC for the Amiga environment (2) ACCOUNTING C002 This is a great accounts package including receivables, payables etc.anais well recommended! AMIGA 'C TUTORIAL C0O3 A complete 'C1 manual and tutonal on disk - a definitive work and a must for all 'C' junkies. From Sweden but alt in perfect English (4) DC-10 FUGHT SIM C004 A well-documented flight program with good technical realism and excellent docs. (Not WB2.0x) OCTAMED C005 This sound program represents a breakthrough for the Ami, offering a ' la of STAR TREK NEXT game in Hires, needs memory! STAR TREK THE SHOOT-EM-UP A054 The classic done tn SEUCK, and a pleasant change from Trekkie 'simulations’ STORYLAND A071 Two very good kids’ games, great fun SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE A066 Nice new car racing game SUPERKILLERS A133 Kills 190 viruses stone dead TAROT II A150 Read the cards - great version (2) TENNIS A055 An excellent tennis game, needs 1 Mb TEXT ENGINE A151 Another good quality word processor TEXTPLUS A135 One of the best word processors, includes spell check and numerous extra fadities for the experienced THE INSIDERS' CLUB A058 Good stock market see how far you get! Gives you an insight markets... THE JAR A057 Very nice little jump and run game TILE TRIAL A174 Solve the sliding puzzle within time limit! TOMCAT A065 Good quality vertical scroll arcade game TREASURE SEARCH A161 Find the buried treasure in this fun game- another good program on our recommended list TV GRAPHICS A136 Superb Dpaint backdrops and some great fonts - get this if you're into Toasters and video etc.! (2) U ED A137 Another great shareware wordprocessor ULTIMATE CARD GAMES AQ68 Cribbage, Hearts, Bluemoon, Patience and Solitaire should be enough to iram sJESTOR freaks NETHACK A038 A veiy popular D&D style game (2) NO MAN'S LAND A039 High-tech war games in shoot- em-up style - requires nimble fingers and less of the strategy! NOISETRACKER A2Q7 Music sequencer with loads of functions - if you’re into music on the Ami then try this out NORTH C A119 The complete ’C compiler by Steve Hawtin * another major seller across the pond - excellent value (2) NU Gt
- quite difficult and PC EMULATOR A120 Needs MSDOS to run, gives CGA graphics output. An interesting disk for experimentation... PETER’S QUEST A041 Rescue the maiden in this fun platform game, but don’t give up too easily. Persevere for a good end! PfXIE KINGDOM A180 Another dungeon style game of quality and frustrating design * can you beat the enemies? (2) POM POM GUNNER A042 Latest version of this Beachead clone, popular now both here and in Europe - get it and enjoy! PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR A122 Design your own drivers PROPERTY market A043 Become a millionaire before you retire at 65! Donald Trump uses it for his decision-making QBASE A123 Good database system, easy to use, with full searching facilities - great for both beginners and old hands QUICKBENCH A124 Another alternative workbench system, very clever! We love evaluating these - as much fun as games R-DR.Aw A182 Another well laid out drawing package RAINBOW WARRIOR A164 Paint with coppers and save them out! We don't mean British policemen, programmers will know! RAPHAEL'S REVENGE A044 Mutant Turtle game done in SEUCK - give the kids a Turtle treat with this shoot- em-up! RAZOR A125 Graphics rippers, virus killers, disksalv, powerpacker - for the more experienced Amiga user, this one RETURN TO EARTH A045 Space trading game in classic UK ’Elite’ vein - another popular game in the UK on the BBC RIM DATABASE A126 Comprehensive relational database - powerful, with the ability to cross-reference data files RINGS OF ZON A046 Absorbing adventure and strategy game - what more can we say about good adventures ROBOCOP A015 A shoot-em-up (language may offend) ROT A127 A simple but very popular 3D drawing CARD GAME A037 A novel treat for card 1-610! XXX! ADULTS ONLY! We have 7 sets of disks containing the very, best of animations etc. Irom Europe and elsewhere, that use the superb graphics power of the Amiga. We are obviously precluded from using explicit descriptions here. You must sign over 21" when you oroer these:* Our price for the Fish collection is just S2.50 per disk - or we can supply your choice of 20 disks on one of the new 'flopticals' for just $ 79.95. We have rare European collections available; please request our catalog which contains full listings of all Fish disks ana much more! IS? (all different) tor S99.95 ¦ 11 At jO*-- i* it. • J. . Full 8 channels of sound insteac 4! Comes complete with full editing itions just like MED. But 8 channels! MODELLING C006 This superb shareware modelling drawing editing package is a must- have and competes with the professional programs in no uncertain terms. Sculpt TurboS lmagine Lwav GEO WF compatible. Get C007 below for example objects to use! MODELLING OBJECTS C007 Simply loads of great vector objects in Imagine format, including computers, cars, Trekstuff, spaceships, helicopter etc. etc. (2) SWORD OF THE WARLOCK C008 A marvellous adventure of gargantuan proportions with wonderful graphics. 2 players allowed, ana game has "Bard’s Tale" style interface so you know it’s great already! Requires 1 Mb of RAM, and two drives or a nard drive (3) INTRUDER ALERT C009 A stunning arcade game of the..... ... levels ¦ WATCH' BEST 3D vectorball demos we’ve seen in some time! Watch This is an aptly named demo which features nothing more than a logo, a Euro-tune. And a scroll. The LARGE scrolltext, however, is made ENTIRELY of vectorballs that zoom and twist making one of the most amazing 3D effects! Wow! VIOLATOR C011 Here's a great demo from Europe's Absence. This small demo has a little bit of everything in it: filfed-vector transformations, filled vector rotations, RGB copper plasma displays, calculated cycle pics, dot flags, bobs, and some nifty star fields. Excellent demo! And manipulation op VERTEX 3D OBJECT P game - into the the keep you busy ULTIMATE ICON DISK A138 Iconmeister, icons etc. Everything you need Iconlab, for icon Iconmaster, creation ULTRAPAINT At39 A nice paint package for IFF pictures VIDEO APPLICATIONS programs* for A141 Assorted genlock & video applications - must have this VISICALC SPREADSHEET A142 Easy to use spreadsheet based on VC WAR OF THE FOUR A191 A good shareware graphical adventure game - hours of amusement here WASTELANDS A069 Superb new 3D vector game - SCOPE 11- Pstream etc. A128 Structured clip an for Ppage,
o A129 More structured and useful clip art SCUM HATERS A048 Shoot-em-up done in SEUCK by Brazzle Atkins - the title does fair justice to the ’plot’ SEA LANCE AQ49 A submarine strategy game - quite sophisticated - good SERENE II A051 Follow up to SERENE SHOOT UP below SERENE SHOOT UP A050 Another quality game for fire button freaks! SHAPES A187 Very intriguing, mind-boggling puzzle game SIMON & SPACE MATHS A173 Two good educational programs here - recommended PICTURE EDITOR V1.12 C012 An object-oriented paint program that allows you to create, moarfy, load and save hierarchical structured picture objects AMY V WALKER 2 C013 NEW! Schwartz's sequel to the original (3Mb) (2) AT THE MOVIES 2 0014 NEW! Schwartzs sequel to the original (1Mb minplus extra mem advantages) (4) BBBEfs V5.0 C015 Baud Bandit Bulletin Board System. RexxDoors area includes several doors. Online text editor * a definitive BBS requiring Baud Bandit (1,5Mb) More new stuff next month Sec Ya! . 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Finally, it's disappointing to find that, while league standings and a wealth of accumulated stats have been provided, the ability to rank stat-category leaders is missing. Bo Jackson Baseball is lots of fun, however, especially once you get the hang of tiie hitting. MicroLeague Baseball: The Manager’s Challenge For league play, Micro- League Baseball is the way to go. While Bo knows the batter’s box. MicroLeague puts you on the dugout steps. Perspective is full-held. You make selections from a postscript type 1 menu, including the sort of pitch the batter is expecting. The results that are played out automatically come from a statistical model rather than your supple wrist. I he heart of the game is From j). 92. The key. Use the curling iron from Elvira's makeup kit to heat things up, and when someone comes to investigate the alarm, lay into him. (Just be ready first; he's kind of tough.) Down to the cellar you go. 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Also: Prizes for the next 10 winning animators: Best 25 Public Domain Video Graphics disks from Devware ($ 99); Diskmaster graphics utility from Progressive Peripherals ($ 49.95); Professional 3-D Object Library from AmigaWorld ($ 89.95). Disk-based animations should be easily installable and playable on a hard drive, and should include the appropriate player software. Animations can also be submitted on a professional videotape format such as 3 4", Hi-8 or S-VHS. Tape submissions must include a VHS copy, plus enough material on disk to be proof that the animations are Amiga generated. Submissions should also include full details on what hardware and software products were used to create them. Your animation must be three minutes or less. Please include your name, address and phone number. The animations submitted must be your original work, and by submitting them, you are granting Amiga- World permission to use and distribute the work with our videotape. 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CA 951 1 I 408 227-9977 800 937-8526 Vortex Computer Systems Distributed by American Software, Mien)Pace, or lalon Technologies H DID BriWALL The Total Solution A2000 MEMORY 8-up! W 2MB ..SI79 Dauflver w 2MB ....189 GVP RAM W 2MB .189 SPEED Combo 25MH 4M 1MB 699 Combo 40 Hz W4MB 1199 Combo 50 Hz W 4MB ......3 549 Proa 68040 w 4MB ...1799 SCSI GVP Series H ...179 Daiallycr ......79 I VS Trump.card Pro 149 IV5 Grand slam .259 Pair h SCSI controller with any SCSI device for u complele solution; Quantum 52Mb. Quantum 120MB. Quantum 240MII. Floptical. Syquest 44. Syquest 88. (See previous page for more) Call for pricing. PVTD it Bigfpot 200WP S ......89 ATOnce Plus „ ..309 GVPPC 286 Module ...349 Mtillislart . 59 69 Mcgachip w 2MB Agnus 309 Replacement Floppy .85 Keyboard .89 EXTRAS CBM1300 Genlock ...69 Rejuxenalor w 1 MB Agnus......419 Rejuvenator w 2MB Agnus......469 Phoenix Board ..850 Kw ikstart JJ .69 Keyboard ..... 99 EXTRAS Bomac Tower ...269 Flicker Fixer .....259 Megaehtp v 2MB Agnus 309 Keyboard... ...... .99 internal Floppy ..85 286 AT Bridgeboard ..429 ATOnce Plus ...309 Innovative Solutions to your needs! Mcgachip Expanding your Amiga just isn't complete until you've expanded your graphics capacity to 2MB of chip Ram! You need Megaehip to get it into your 500 or 2000. (sorry 1000’s). Megachip 2000 or 500 competete v 2MB Agnus - $ 309 Kwikshirl Multistart You want to get that 2.04 ROM, but ...what about the stuff that doesn't work? Or you want your 1000 n> autohoot off the hardware. DKB offers the solution. An easy -lo-install board that allows you to switch easily between 13 and 2.0. Kwikstart A1000-$ 69 Multistart A2000 or A500 (v5)-$ 59 Call lor prices on 1.3 arid 2.0 ROM packages ROCTEC GREAT PRODUCTS AT LOW PRICES! Ultralile Slimline Drive $ 94 This drive is absolutely gorgeous! L'ltralilc (24 ounces). Ullrasliin (.7 8" high), ultra- quiet, with pass-thru. Comes in either AMIGA beige or black i real classy). Roc Hard Why limit yourself to a single drive format? The Roc Hard allows you to connect to 2 IDE (*AT*) hard driv es to your A500, and w ith the SCSI option, up to 7 SCSI hard drives as well! There's also room for SMB of expansion RAM. A game switch, and a quiet fan cooling unit. RocHard Atdrive system .....$ 259 * RocHard SCSI option ....45 CAII (ordrbe& memory conlkuralions EXPANSION SYSTEMS The Best Quality at the Best Prices! Common question What hard-drive system can 1. An average consumer afford? Dataflycr w 52 MB Quantum (no. We don’t recommend a 20MB drive) And no...you arc not giving up quality for price. See article in February 3 "492 Amiga World. Dataflyer w 52MB Quantum Hard Drive A500 - $ 399 A1000- $ 479 A2000 - $ 349 Dulullyer A1000 memory packages as low as 5289! All Datallvcr SCSI and Memory hoards arc A20IK)Compatible. Till, almut thi- upuradrability! UTILITIES SAS C v5.1 $ 199 A3000 Unix ..995 Amos ... 62 Arexx vl.15 .... 32 Metascope .62 CrossDos v5.0 Gross PC 39 Maverick . 21' Quarterback ..4? Amiback .....49 Ami Alignment 29 Quarterback Tools ...53 Opus .....39 WMS v3,0..- ....39 A talk 3 39 Addison-Weslcv ROM Kernal manuals (2.04) Libraries. Devices. Hardware, Includes, it Intuition Sty le Guide Gel ALL 5 For $ 99! EDUCATION Any Barney Bear. 520 Any Carmen San Diego..., 33 Distant Suns ...59 Mavis Beacon Typing .....33 World Atlas ....38 Maihvision ....129 StudvWare SAT .....33 _ PRINTERS HP DeskJet 500C ...$ 759 Citizen 200GX 179 Citizen I40+GX ......329 Canon BJI0EX ..339 NEC Silent writer 95 1699 FLOPTICALS Floptical drives nffer a storage solution that is both compact and affordable. The 3.5 ‘ half-height SCSI drive uses both 20MB floptical disks and standard Amiga disks. Call for new low pricing! Professional Page 3.0 The latest upgrade for the Professional's choice! PRODUCTIVITY P| fc Page and function Genies give total case of use Irregular text v. rap Adobe type 1 font support 7 Coinpugraphic Poms
M. ul-mcrgc and hot link to spreadsheet Only $ 179 HriW M.t i Choice for our in-house D I P needs' lJ ProWrite v3.2 .599 Final Copy .. 62 SupetBase Pro v4.0 Call ProCalc ......179 Maxi PI a ii Plus v2.() ...89 Phasar v2.0 .59 KFS Accountant .....195 Security Analyst ....39 Recipe FAX ......32 A500 A1000 MEMORY Roclcc 501 5I2K .$ 39 MEMORY Insider $ 189 Baseboard . Supr;tRAM RX w 2MB. 99 .199 Datallver RAM w 2MB Dataflycr RAM w 8MB.... 289 499 SPEED MMR 6REC030 2$ Mhz. , ....399 SPEFD Adspeed ... MMR 68030 882 25MH .. SCSI GVP Series 11 .. 189 479 MMR 68EC030 25MH MMR 68EC030 33MHz Adspeed ..... 399 .... 499 ......389 ......Call Dataflycr .. Rochard .... 149 .299 SCSI
D. iia fixer 199 tvs Irumpcatxl ... 1VS Gr.muslam ... 179 299 Fastrack .. ......269 Pm Dra w 2.0 12 9 Migraph OCR 275 MUSIC Super Jam ....S89 GVP DSS ......99 Perfect Sound v3.L 69 Bars & Pipes Pro ...229 Patchmeisler ..59 AD 1012 w Studio 16 ....529 BOOKS & TAPES AmigaDOS Inside & Out v Disk...SI9 AmigaDOS Manual 3rd edition. ,..22 Amiga Primer VHS .2 I Animation Video Vol. 1 VHS 19 Desktop Video Power T....22 Imagine Companion ....24 Hot Rod Your Amiga VHS ....20 Imagine Guided Tour VHS ..26 Usins Arexx ...... 27 Video Toaster VI IS .211 Mega-Midget Racer The upgradable alternative from CSA If you are going to invest in an accelerator, why lock yourself into a non-upgradable 'solution'? The Mega- Midget gives you die option to upgrade with: ¦ 2l)-33Mlr 68030 using the same board
• 2O-50MH . 68881 2 usine the same board
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• Up to 2MB of fast, static 32- bit RAM [for the ROM Kcmnl. And super-fast screen updates! I Meg.i-Mulge! Racer, run-, in the A500. A2(MK>. A 1000. (call tnrdie AIIIOO), anil is compatible with the Toaster. DTP programs, ray-tracing packages, and all other fiN03tl- lomp.ilihlc soIIware Prices starting at $ 399 Mans oilier corificuratiotis as jilahle. Call tor details. GRAPHICS DTP Pelican Press ..562 Page stream v2.2 ..179 ProPagc v 3 .0 179 Foundation .....I 59 MISC STUFF Being Optical Mouse $ 39 GI Mouse ......36 Champ Mouse .. 35 Gravis Joystick ......39 25 Pack 3.5* DSDD Disks... 20 Roclcc Slimline Floppy 94 Mouse Joystick Switcher....29 CBM 1.3 2.0 ROMS Call MAC ROMS & Drive 429 GI Handscanner .....229 SuperDenise. 8520’s. SIMM’s. DRAM. Etc. Call A3000 MEMORY SC ZIP's 4MB $ 219 SC ZIP’s 8MB ..389 ProRAM w 4MB .....529 SPEED G Force 6R040 w 2MB ......2099 Prog 68040 ......1529 Mercury 68040 ......2059 Floppy. 1-800 766-5757 If you don't see it just call! Write for our Free Catalog-On-A-Disk. Complete Video Editing System for everyone with a camcorder. VCR and an Amiga ‘Quickly it easily catalog it edit the best moments from your video tapes! ' Includes hardware to control most camcorders & VCR's! THE LAST WORD Kudos, complaints, comments, concerns, and contributions from our readers. CD-ROM Wrinkles John Foust's article “Plunging into CD-ROM” (Mar., 92) was very informative, and it was particularly fascinating to learn that many CD-ROMs marketed for MS-DOS machines arc indeed compatible with Amiga CD- ROM drives. 1 want, however, to share some facts about CD-ROM compatibility that were not mentioned in the article. First of all, a minimum of one megabyte of chip RAM is absolutely necessary to run CDTV titles on any Amiga. (CRM’s CDTV unit lias a two-meg Agnus chip like the A3000 and some European A500s.) I am about to treat my early A2000 to a one-meg Agnus upgrade for this very reason. J Also required is CDTV7 emulation software, which is now becoming available from Amiga CD-ROM drive driver vendors. In addition, be aware that a sizable number of CD-ROM and CD IV titles are currently incompatible with 68030 CPUs and or Amiga DOS 2.0. Caveat emptor! I hope these hints help other Amiga CD-ROM CDTV Fans avoid these compatibility pitfalls. Thanks for the valuable article; more such (including reviews of specific CD titles) would certainly be welcome. David Levy Burlington, Muss. Better Software Needed I think you’re wrong in saying (in “Chief Concerns,” Feb., ’92) that “T he Amiga, too, can do quite well without Lotus 1-2-3 and Dbase.” Anyone who. Does serious work these davs needs good productivity software. Are you saying that such people should buy two systems, one for serious work and * one for gaines video? Get real, Doug. The Amiga may be the black sheep of the computer family, but it doesn't have to be. It would surely be beneficial to Amiga owners if persons such as yourself would encourage rather than discourage developers to write good productivity software for the Amiga that could compete with that of the Mac and PC. I find it very aggravating to spend hundreds of dollars for Amiga software that is not nearly in the same class as PC or Mac programs typically costing only about 50% more than their Amiga counterparts. Ross C. Wilkinson San Francisco, Calif IBM Compatibility I am a computer consultant in the world of IBM Pcs. At home, however, I enjoy the case of use of my Amiga Gel real. Doug. The Amiga may be the black sheep or Ihe com pulcr family, bill it doesn’t have to be.
2000. Frankly, it runs rings around the Pcs, hut IBM compatibility is highly desirable, so I installed a 286 Bridge- hoard about two years ago. Since then, I’ve extended the PC AT bus to the last two slots and am "fully populated” with an internal 2400-band modem, a Ram- Page 8000 memory board, and an 80- meg IDE drive. Ftl really like to see a 386 Bridge- board one that supports VGA, boots from an IDE drive, allows a 9-meg address space, and sells for under SI000. Is there any hope? John H. Abrams Flora Park, New York Saluting Good Service We often read about how bad some companies’ customer service is, but this letter is to say just the opposite! 1 bought a G-Force 040 accelerator and installed it in my A3000 according n to the instructions, but then had problems with it on boot-up and sometimes on warm reboots, too. When I contacted GVP’s BBS and left E-mail, 1 received a very prompt reply from Robert Miranda of their tech support. I think he and CAT should be recognized for their conscientious efforts to solve my problem. I hope this will be ail incentive to other Amiga companies and dealers to do as well. Lawrence Aubin North Uxbridge, Mass. 1 bought an ICD Advantage 2000 and a Quantum 105-meg hard drive, and they both operated without a hitch on my A2000 with Rev. 4.3 motherboard and Microbotics’ 8-UP! RAM expansion. But when I fitted an ICD AdSpeed, nothing would work. In fact, the machine would not even bool, GURUing before it started. L'he point of my letter is to praise the helpfulness and patience of ICD, in particular the two men in the Amiga technical section. .After hearing my problem, they suggested that it might stem from incompatibility with my RAM expansion, and thev sent me without charge an ICD Ad RAM to Try. Unfortunately, it did not solve the problem, and to complicate matters, I had in the meantime installed Workbench 2.04, which would not work with the hard drive. So I returned the Atl- RAM and made more phone calls, and within two weeks received again without charge two upgraded chips for the hard card. Now I have a machine that operates as it's supposed lo. I am amazed that a business 6000 miles away should be so helpful. Thank you, ICD. Mark Sims Hamilton, New Zealand Is your directory utility dull, weak, and generally unpleasant? Do Something About If! You start out with this... then you use this... RLL NONE PRRENT ROOT BYTE DELETE CLONE COPY mmi MOVE EDIT RUN ENCRYPT PLAY SHOrl READ HEX RERD HDD ICON ASSIGN PRINT RRC LIST ARC ADD COMMENT 1ORTESTRHP PROTECT HUNT SERRCH 1 LM8 TOTT Jrun asynchronously jRecursiue dirs JCQ source Jreload eacii file JCD destination Jruto iconify Jdirectory Opus to front Jdo alt files Jno filename quote Next bank | Sua? | Bank nenu | Okay I Cancel IB | Close delay I? ? |B | B| Executable Naked ir gadget con fig screen Gadget nare Function Stack size | Text colour Q Shortcut key J Output utndou |Output to file Jhorkbench to front Priority BG colour Qualifier ? ED default configuration and you get this... or maybe this... Oirs : 000 00? Files : 003 018 Bvites : 0888199 812192? PDStuf f 19.2fi jijisrm t n KiUVirtis.doc 523 KV.doc 67l tCell 7488 tCeU.doc 2592 tCell.info 93$ Ucheck.txt 34559 Ucheckl.2 1319? Ucheckl.9 6236 Vcheck19.doc 4004 WiwjBoot 12340 . View8oot.doc 4713. V i euBoot.info 687 A disk.info 386 INQVRdir.info 628 Tracker.mfo 63? I f>f S R >j ¦¦¦ Pmuff:VlftU5tooIs M> R 1PDStuff: ~ ' Current IK’TTDf ¦ fill COPY I REHRME I MRKEDtR I SET SIZES Mlf| d|, Il pcc-int la Tilfii'i r ¦BHBHBUPLKRTEIi BSSI6H I FIND FILE cr pc ri; WK 11-rHMffl - >* 1 1111. 1 UuiiLi isi'ina I jl nr.vn ! I I ICTTTTi READ 1 DISK INFO I HH HEX RefiD 1 ICON INFO SfcwPortsi S fcowLlbsilJSbouTad.s! ICONIFY C:1717984 F:1257432 T:2975416 CPU: ?f 29-fipr-92 8:31:27R 1 ?l El Cl It Q IK_ mi»mi Haim*. Tupw y»i|fr 1 C V 5 * u t * E* * r•••>¦• • (DCk Pf t afiW• ivf r Inuu.Pl tilin I k j nirflrl iivAitt.Iktkf r Kdlt’ila 7 i' anl'ni ¦ Ip d if- ittti * re !•1 f 1I > «rnjr.o» 11 btv b: ¦Li)
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- .info Magazine But only if you have this: directory OPUS: it’s not just incredibly convenient, it’s you. NEWSFLASH: OPUS has just been named one of the "Top Ten Toaster Accessories!" By BreadBox. The Video Toaster magazine. Version 3.41 from Only $ 59.95. To order, call now! 1 -800-875-8499 INOVAtronics VISA MC AmEx Be More Productive. Circle 75 on Reader Service card INOVAtronics, Inc.*Suite 209B. 8499 Greenville Ave. Dallas. TX. USA 75231-2499*Phone 214-340-4991* FAX 214-340-8514 L'fectofy Opus co-pyrcM 1992 Jonatf.an Pottof, published andacekistvaly dsinbuted by inovatrorues Cat.Do cocyngri 1993 inovauoncs Inc c «anule ccn* }j'3!.cn shown An Dfodu- ’ ¦ '-- ihown are coovnofiled
• > C’W'ip'c hwb amiicahlf* New Video Toaster System 2.0 - New Effects, Ray Tracing, and even better Character Generator. Video Toaster System 2.0: 9 essential tools you need if you're using your Amiga for video or graphics. 4 Input Production Switcher Digital Video Effects 35ns Character Generator Toaster System 2.0 includes organic switcher transitions like fire, smoke, clouds, pouring liquid and breaking glass. Powerful positionable effects for over-the-shoulder insets, soft-edge wipes and wild “KikiFX1 like you've never imagined. 24-bit Broadcast Paint Reai-time digital video effects on live video at 60 fps. From flip, spin and fumble all the way to amazing perspective warping effects and even incredible sphere and cube mapping in real-time. 3D Animation 16 million color 35ns broadcast text with over 100 high-quality, anti-aliased type-faces. System 2.0 also features faster loading of pages, framestores for backgrounds, improved keying and text file import. Dual Frame Buffers ToasterPaint is the only true broadcast-quality NTSC paint system for the Amiga. System
2. 0 brings new features including improved auto-scrolling and direct import of images from the Toaster's frame grabber. Luminance Key Lightwave 3D 2.0 offers over 150 new features including blazing rendering speed. Multiple morph targets, 3008 x 1920 resolution and true ray-tracing! 2.0 makes modeling a joy with new tools iike bend, twist, taper, skin and magnet. Color Processing Hold two high-resolution 16 million color video frames in perfect YIQ-encoded RS-170A network quality. System 2.0 brings you enhanced hue matching, even faster loading, and framestore file compression to save disk space. Still Store Frame Grabber Much more than just simple weatherman over a map. Toaster" keying lets you do luminance fade transitions, or combine two live sources using a third source as a key and even key-based digital traits. Control of color effects from the switcher and 20 new default effects make ChromaFX faster and more powerful. Now combine effects and color cycle with new organic switcher transitions for incredible new possibilities. Freeze flawless broadcast resolution images instantly from any color camera, laserdisc or even cable TV with better color reproduction, faster loading, and powerful new field and frame saving options. =wI=k incorporated Free Toaster Video Tape We can’t show you the power and quality of the new Video Toaster in a magazine ad. So we've decided to prove it with a free VHS tape about the Toaster produced entirely with the Toaster. This award-winning demo-within-a-demo starring NewTek’s Kiki Stockhammer . Is aptly titled “REVOLUTION”. Call today to find out about the most successful Amiga product of all time. Gall 800-765-3406 Toaster 1.0 users call your dealer or 800-843-8984 to upgrade today. Outside North America call 612'8S2-T662 tor your free demo tape Demo also available on S-VHS. Hi8.3 4‘. MU. Betacam, V. laserDisc and D2 a! Nominal cost Next-day delivery available Puce and specifications subject to change Amiga is a registered trademark o! Commodore Amiga Inc Video Toaster Lightwave 3D, CtiromaFX ard ToasterPamt are trademarks ot NewTek. Inc © NewTek. Inc 1 i CSIOCkmq charge »! In, > ipgwrm iQU ting Okft .nf Irom r«n n»tp«tw companies ard irr wn", tto 'denM.cal un |>jrpoOT Amiga ¦» a r y iciei3 HaOcmfl'X cl Commodore &jyre« V-Kmnps Corp

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