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The Ultimate Genlock This is what you have been searching for in a professional quality genlock for your Amiga 2000,3000 or 4000. This integrated hardware design protides the crispest, cleanest genlocked video on the Amiga desktop. With options for RGB, composite, SVHS, Betacam and M-II compatible inputs & outputs as well as a 24-hit, 16.7 million color frame-buffer and real-time framegrabber digitizer, this is the Amiga genlock every professional needs. Powerful included software completes this picture as the Ultimate Genlock. G-Lock™ Bring live video, audio and Amiga graphics together and do it on any Amiga! Get connected with the world of video with our built-in transcoder to convert input video to composite, Y C, RGB or YUV outputs! Full support for AGA systems as well as the 'classic' Amiga 500, 2000 and 3000. Acclaimed interface controls make this easy to use and simple to control. Scala"- users even get an EX module to use G-Lock in their multimedia applications. Add G-Lock's included dual-input audio panel and it's simply the best choice for every- personal Amiga owner. ImageFX™ Totally Integrated Image Processing. This is the only Image Processing package you will ever need. Period. This is the professional solution that brings you not only interchange between various image formats such as TIF and GIF and TARGA, but also a full-featured 24-bit, real-time paint and touch-up program. See the work you are doing while you do it! Edge feathering, Alpha channel, CMY HSV YUV YIQ operations, integrated scanning, regionalized processing... It's in there! CIRCLE 1 B ON READER SERVICE CARD EGS 28 24 SPECTRUM u Go Beyond AGA Graphics with this real-time, 24-bit, true-color graphics enhancement card. Programmable resolutions up to 1600x1280! 800x600 in 24-bit! We include a custom display pass-through cable for single- monitor use. Many applications are ready-to-run and we include the acclaimed EGS Paint as a bonus too! Bring workstation graphic power to your Amiga today and see what you've been missing! CIRCLE 3 ON READER SERVICE CARD CIRCLE 20 ON READER SERVICE CARD CIRCLE 25 ON READER SERVICE CARD CONTENT VOLUME 9, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993 Games Engine Par Excellence! By Peter 01 afson ..26 The Amiga CD32, Commodore’s new 32- bit interactive multimedia player, is one mean game machine. Let’s gel acquainted ProCoNTROL (ASDG) AND MULTIFRAME (MacroSystems) 16 Two support products offer excellent batch-processing control over ADPro. Bernoulli Box 150 Transportable (Iomega), ......19 Top-notch, roomy removable-media drive. Scenery Animator 4.0 (Natural Graphics) ...21 Fractal landscape generator goes AGA. CygnusEd Professional 3.5 (ASDG) .52 Maybe the ultimate text editor. TVPaint 2.0 Professional (MacroSystems) ..o4 A 24-bit paint program that complements many high-color display boards. Lightworks Graphics Synthesizer (Euphonies) ..56 with the new system and the 50+ CD game titles under development. AGA ATTACK By Peter Olafson 31 We've got the latest on an even 50 lilies designed to take advantage of the Amiga's AGA capabilities. PC gamers take note: The Amiga aims to regain its No.

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Document sans nom Final Copy II produces high quality', professional looking documents. It combines advanced word processing features, easy-to- use page layout capabilities, and state-of- the-art printing technology into one convenient program. While other programs claim to have quality printing, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that will produce excellent quality printouts on any Workbench (1.3,2.0 or higher) supported graphic printer. If you have a PostScript printer, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that has true WYSIWYG PostScript print capabilities - other programs limit you to a few fonts X A Relccisc 11 and a limited number of sizes. Final Copy II supports NimbusQ, Compugraphic, and Type-1 outline font formats giving you access to thousands of commercial and public-domain tonts. Final Copy ll's word processing features include: 144,000 word speller; 1.4 million response thesaurus; automatic hyphenation; named paragraph style sheets; master pages; mail-merge; multiple newspaper style columns; search and replace; header and footer support; left, right, center and decimal tabs; paragraph justification; and automatic date, time, and page number insertion. Final Copy Its graphic features include: fcy Icftnirn lilX't.*1 fr mid J a-. Iran. Art. *• i :a r.*a r.riK, d t* n WK-1J A til
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* ** *w. F-r V»«Wvf cm Ut« • m» rufCT.raetr>). jtO cyfin r>it I •*. «0. F*»* to r «n« * f"»-1xt1 t- aouv l¥*»' u f«Ci» ill You want a document that reads well in addition to looking good. Pinal Copy™ comes with a 1‘14.000 word speller, 1.4 million word thesaurus with definitions, master pages, style sheets, paragraph sorting, math support, mail-merge, automatic hyphenation, and user-defined tab stops to assist you in your writing. Pinal Copy’s™ graphic support is the best there is in any Amiga® word processor. Place IFF il.BM pictures and brushes anywhere in a document. Draw boxes, ovals, lines, arrows, squares, and circles using Final Copy's™ structured drawing tools. Flow text around or on top of any graphic in a document. Myie sneeis aim master pages are matures you can really use to ensure your documents are created in a consistent and well-planned manner. Fully editable page views let you work in several levels of reduction and magnification. Multiple snaking columns, left right pages, and title page options arc easy to use. SoftWood, Inc. P.O. Box 50178 • Phoenix, Arizona 85076 1(800)247-8314 System Requirements: Amiga® with at least I megabyte of RAM and either a hard drive or 2 Hodov drive* To use Compugraphic fonts you must have a hard drive and WB 2.1 or greater Imported by: AmigaOberland (Germany), Gordon Harwood Computers (England), TUPsoft (Australia), and Essonne Mailing (Fr Grclc 87 on Reader Service card If you're thinking about getting an Amiga7' special effects or image processing product, here are some facts to consider:
• ASDG'sArt Department Professional was named the "Best Image Processing Program" for 1992 by the readers of Amazing Computing Magazine and "Best Video Software" by Germany's Amiga Plus Magazine.
• American Software And Hardware Distributors and MicroPace Distributors (the two largest Amiga® software distributors in North America) cite ADPro and MorphPlus as the best selling products of their kind.
• ADPro placed third among ALL Amiga® software products on the MicroPace 1992 Top 50 Sellers List.
• The Post Group, one of the largest post production houses in the world, has used ADPro and MorphPlus in the production of special effects for the prime time TV show Quantum Leap and for major motion pictures.
• Mark Swain, an AmigaWorld reviewer (and animator for Foundation Imaging, the creators of the special effects for Babylon 5), said, "MorphPlus produces the most realistic shape shifting special effects I have ever seen on a desktop."
• David Duberman, Executive Editor of Video Toaster User, said in a comparative review of Amiga" morphing products, "MorphPlus is the Rolls Royce of Amiga* morphing software... it will pay for itself with one job." Consider the facts. Then bring home the best. 925 Stewart Street Madison, VVI 53713 608 273-6585 Art Department Professional is a registered trademark of ASDC Incorporated. MorphPlus is a trademark of ASDC Incorporated. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc. Circle 39 on Reader Service card. Strength in Numbers GVP Is the best Solution On any Amiga3 Great Valley Products has been the technological leader in Amiga peripheral and enhancement products since 1988. We consistently provide you with the best quality add-ons for the Amiga computer... bar none! G-Force ‘030 Combo™ GVP's classic Combo card accelerates your Amiga 2000 to new heights! This integrated design slips into the processor option slot in your system and instantly provides dramatic performance improvements. Easily add up to 16MB of fast 32-bit RAM, Gain expansion and versatility with our powerful SCSI 11 interface, allowing you to connect up to 7 devices such as hard drives, SyQuest removables or CD-ROM drives. Feel the power of G-Force today! G-FOREE G-Force ‘040 33 Combo™ The classic Combo taken to the Ultimate Extreme! Your applications will blaze with the awesome power of a 33Mhz 68040 processor. Give that muscle some room to flex with room for up to 64MB of fast 32-bit RAM. Of course our award-winning SCSI II interface is integrated for maximum performance and we include the honus of ioExtender capability with an extra parallel port and a buffered high-speed serial port. Hot "toast" served here! 4008 SCSI IP Bring the world of SCSI within your reach with this easy-to-install board. Instantly gain access to thousands of peripherals such as hard drives, SyQuest removable media and CD-ROMs. Add up to 7 devices to your Amiga 4000 and smile. As a leader in Amiga peripheral technology' since 1988, we still maintain support for A2000 owners too, even providing 8MB of RAM expansion on the card. Advanced surface-mount technology' allows any user to mount a 3.5" drive directly to the card, providing for maximum convenience. Get the GVP SCSI difference! IoExtender™ Feeling trapped: Let GVP extend your horizons with our easy-to-use ioExtender. Contained on a single card, you will find an additional parallel port, allowing you to connect a printer and a digitizer (such as DSS8+I at the same time. No more messy, unreliable switch boxes! We include two, that's right, two high-speed, FIFO buffered serial ports. No more dropped data or bogged-down computers when transferring data via modem (at speeds in excess of 57,600!). Free your ports and regain performance on your Amiga with ioExtender! CIRCLE 38 ON READER SERVICE CARD PhonePak VFX™ 2.0 If you are calling for VoiceMail Press 1. If you would like to send a Fax, Press 2. If you would like to have this automated, scheduled, time date stamped and call you when you have new mail, get PhonePak VFX 2.0 today! Fully integrated, allowing unlimited mailboxes and private fax receiving. Send faxes from any program that prints. Call in remotely and retrieve faxes sent earlier. Plain paper or paperless faxing. Call routing with Centrex PBX support, and more! CIRCLE 41 ON READER SERVICE CARD DSS8+™ Clearly Superior! This is the quietest, most professional and attractive digital sound sampler yet made. Assembled of high-impact clear polycarbonate, this is the sound sampler to own for the Amiga. The versatile Digital Sound Studio software includes a multifaceted program for sampling, editing, song composition, stereo sound playback as well as creation of .MOD format songs. CIRCLE 53 ON READER SERVICE CARD ?558+ DiOi-rau ttQuivo Btupio USA EGS 28 24 Spectrum. Performance Series II. Image FX, G-Lock. IV-24. G-Force ‘030 Combo, G-Force ‘040 33 Combo. 4008 SCSI II. IoExtender. PhonePak VFX. And DSS8+ are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Performance Series II™ At 50Mhz, you can own the fastest A1200 in the world! Add up to 32MB of highspeed 32-bit RAM, today! With the added power of a 50Mhz FPU, your floating point operations have never been speedier. A simple connection in the A 1200's 'trapdoor' never voids a warranty, and with the Series II you have the added versatility of our custom option slot. Add the fastest SCSI interface on any A1200 with the A1291 SCSI Kit. It iust plugs in from the back. Other expansion products coming soon! CIRCLE 15 ON READER SERVICE CARD TBCPIus™ This professional quality, all digital time- hase-corrector (TBC) uses state-of-the-art 8-hit 4:2:2 video signal processing...Plus it provides a real-time video frame-grabber and 16.7 million color frame-buffer ...Plus there is a full SMPTE EBU time-code receiver generator...Pius this incredible product will transcode composite and Y C inputs. ..Plus a 3 channel video input switcher (in composite and Y C) ...Plus programmable video special effects! CIRCLE 5 ON READER SERVICE CARD IV-24 2.0 - The Ultimate Genlock This is what you have been searching for in a professional quality genlock for your Amiga 2000,3000 or 4000. This integrated hardware design protides the crispest, cleanest genlocked video on the Amiga desktop. With options for RGB, composite, SVHS, Betacam and M-II compatible inputs & outputs as well as a 24-hit, 16.7 million color frame-buffer and real-time framegrabber digitizer, this is the Amiga genlock every professional needs. Powerful included software completes this picture as the Ultimate Genlock. G-Lock™ Bring live video, audio and Amiga graphics together and do it on any Amiga! Get connected with the world of video with our built-in transcoder to convert input video to composite, Y C, RGB or YUV outputs! Full support for AGA systems as well as the 'classic' Amiga 500, 2000 and 3000. Acclaimed interface controls make this easy to use and simple to control. Scala"- users even get an EX module to use G-Lock in their multimedia applications. Add G-Lock's included dual-input audio panel and it's simply the best choice for every- personal Amiga owner. ImageFX™ Totally Integrated Image Processing. This is the only Image Processing package you will ever need. Period. This is the professional solution that brings you not only interchange between various image formats such as TIF and GIF and TARGA, but also a full-featured 24-bit, real-time paint and touch-up program. See the work you are doing while you do it! Edge feathering, Alpha channel, CMY HSV YUV YIQ operations, integrated scanning, regionalized processing... It's in there! CIRCLE 1 B ON READER SERVICE CARD EGS 28 24 SPECTRUM u Go Beyond AGA Graphics with this real-time, 24-bit, true-color graphics enhancement card. Programmable resolutions up to 1600x1280! 800x600 in 24-bit! We include a custom display pass-through cable for single- monitor use. Many applications are ready-to-run and we include the acclaimed EGS Paint as a bonus too! Bring workstation graphic power to your Amiga today and see what you've been missing! CIRCLE 3 ON READER SERVICE CARD CIRCLE 20 ON READER SERVICE CARD CIRCLE 25 ON READER SERVICE CARD CONTENT VOLUME 9, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993 Games Engine Par Excellence! By Peter 01 afson ..26 The Amiga CD32, Commodore’s new 32- bit interactive multimedia player, is one mean game machine. Let’s gel acquainted ProCoNTROL (ASDG) AND MULTIFRAME (MacroSystems) 16 Two support products offer excellent batch-processing control over ADPro. Bernoulli Box 150 Transportable (Iomega), ......19 Top-notch, roomy removable-media drive. Scenery Animator 4.0 (Natural Graphics) ...21 Fractal landscape generator goes AGA. CygnusEd Professional 3.5 (ASDG) .52 Maybe the ultimate text editor. TVPaint 2.0 Professional (MacroSystems) ..o4 A 24-bit paint program that complements many high-color display boards. Lightworks Graphics Synthesizer (Euphonies) ..56 with the new system and the 50+ CD game titles under development. AGA ATTACK By Peter Olafson 31 We've got the latest on an even 50 lilies designed to take advantage of the Amiga's AGA capabilities. PC gamers take note: The Amiga aims to regain its No. I ranking and it’s taking no prisoners! Player's Choice Awards: All-Time Amiga Game Hits By Tom Malcom .. 37 Ilie readers chose ’em (we got thousands of ballots), so we know these 15 favorites represent the best games developed on the Amiga so far. Check ’em out and see how they stack up against your own all-time list. ARTICLES The Spin Doctors Part 2 By Morton A. Kevelson .41 Part 2 of our hard-drive controllers series focuses on 13 cards for low-end Amigas A500, 1200, 1000, CD IV with summaries, benchmark results, and recommendations to help you get faster access and better all-around performance. COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson .4 The editor’s been on the West Chester beat to check out new developments at Commodore. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...48 Learn how to use image-morphing techniques to produce more interesting and dynamic results in your painting experiments. Video Suite By Paulo de Andrade ... 3 0 The first of a two-part series on support products for the Video Toaster shows oil some hot software designed to keep your Toaster cooking. Contest Winner! Meet the winner of A11 "s ' Player’s Choice Contest,” who took down the Grand Prize of a brand-new Amiga 1200 see p. 38. Overscan .....8 A report from the World of Commodore Amiga show in Pasadena plus other news and new products and the second of three “On-Line Scan” roundups of the best of PD '93 (this month: games). Help Key ...94 I'im’s checking your technical wish lists twice to make sure you get satisfaction without having to go all the way to the North Pole. The Last Word 104 Of the readers, by the readers, and for the readers. Real-time graphics control for multimedia. THE DELI (Personal Video Wizards)... 7 3 Multifunctional sequencer for the Toaster. GAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 80 More aid for Indy, as the maestro helps you guide Dr. Jones towards Atlantis. Defender of the Crown II (CDTV Publishing) ...80 The CD version of Defender is a beauty. ISHAR II (Silmarils) .88 An AGA role-plaver with size and style. Short Takes .90 Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. AW Product Information ......100 To contact the developer of any product mentioned in this issue oi'AmigaWorld, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list. EDITOR S DRAWER AmigaWorld Dale Strang, Publisher In the months ahead, CBM will be improving the Amiga lineup and with a new chief. The Promise of CD32 The big news in Amigaclom these days is the introduction of CD32, which marks Commodore's return to the games arena, where they were so successful for so many years. The CD32 is an impressive product that promises exciting 32-bit gaming entertainment and, with the introduction of the MPEG module, full-motion video playback. Judging from the enthusiastic response it has received in both Europe where it debuted in July and Pasadena site of its US premiere the CD32 has captured the imaginations of many delighted game players. At the Pasadena show, Commodore unveiled both the product and a marketing plan in response to critics who may question the company’s new direction. Facing the task of competing on two computer f ronts, Commodore will concentrate on improving its existing line of products, while, at the same time, promoting its games machine. While the CD32 firmly entrenches CBM in the low-end games-machine market, CBM plans to maintain its commitment to the A4000 line with its focus on video, graphics, animation, and kiosk-type applications. Success in the games area won't hinder, but should enhance, activity and development in other applications areas. Commodore anticipates that enthusiastic CD32 users will also be attracted to the rest of the Amiga platform. While CD32 captured the spotlight at the World of Com- modore-Pasadena show, it, of course, wras not the only product of interest. In fact, we were struck by the number and quality of new products and the high enthusiasm level among users and developers. (For a full report see p. 8.) In his keynote address, US Commodore head Jim Dionne was candid in discussing Commodore’s massive reorganization efforts. “Commodore is a much stronger, and more efficient company,” noted Dionne, who cited increasing production efficiency, lowering overhead, and simplifying operations as steps taken to ensure a more solid and profitable organization. Which is not to say that development of new products has come to a standstill. VP, Engineering, Lewis Egge- brecht outlined CBM’s future launch plans, which include such products as the A4000 Tower (available later this fall), a new AAA chip set (“10-20 times an improvement over AGA”), and AmigaDOS 3.1. On a more personal note, I'd like to take this opportunity to bid farewell and extend best wishes to Jim Dionne, head of Commodore US and one of the truly nice guys in the industry. Jim, who ran the Canadian operation before coming to the US almost three years ago, is a 15-year veteran of the home computer wars and traces his origins with Commodore back to the days of the PET. Taking over as general manager of the US division is Geoff Stilley, who formerly served as VP of the US sales division. We wish both well in their future endeavors. Dennis Brisson, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor Tim Walsh, Senior Editor Reviews Ann Record, Assistant Editor Peter Olafson, Games Editor Joel Hagen, Contributing Editor Howard G. 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Lougee, Administrative Assistant & Customer Service Liaison William M, Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Kemco Publishers Services, Newsstand Circulation miDG INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP AmigaWorld (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independentjournal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. AmigaWorld is published monthly by TechMedia Publishing, Inc., an IDG Company. 80 Kim St., Peterborough, NH 03458. US subscription rate is S29.97, one year; $ 57.97, two years; $ 83.97, three years; Canada, S41.97 (includes GST)- ll,|d Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97. US hinds drawn on US bank. Prepayment is required on all foreign subscriptions. All foreign rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at Peterborough, NH, and at additional mailing ofiices. Phone: 603-924-0100. On-line on BIX: Amiga.World (in Amiga.exchange); CompuServe: 76376,2137; Portal; Go Amiga- World. Kniire contents copyright 1993 by TechMedia Publishing, Inc. No part of this publication may be printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Scud address changes Amiga World. Subscription Services, PO Box 595. Mt. Morris. II. 61054-7901. Nationally distributed by Kable News Co. .4imgall tir d makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of articles. Listings, and diagrams published in the magazine, ,-ltnign- World assumes no responsibility lor damages due to errors or omissions. PR1NTEL) IN 11 fK USA. Posted under Canadian International Publication agreement 257478. VISTAPRO 3.0 All Terrain Software. EXPLORE YOSEMITE LANDSCAPE MARS ¦ DESIGN A NEW LAKE RELEASE A RIVER SHAPE NEW WORLDS LEARN GEOGRAPHY PREVIEW A JOURNEY DEVELOP UNDERSEAS I ¦ CREATE NEW FORESTS STUDY TOPOGRAPHY CHANGE THE SEASONS user to accurately recreate, explore and animate real places in vivid detail! Based on real-world data obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA spacecraft, Vistapro gives you 19 amazingly accurate landscapes to explore, and many more are available separately. Soar the Alps... Japan’s Mt. Fuji...Big Sur, California...Mt. St. Helens before and after the eruption, even cruise the surface of Mars! Istapro 5,0 software is a high-energy virtual ride Amiga Hardware Requirements: minimum 4MB free RAM (AGA modes with the impact of an all terrain vehicle. Thke a vacation require 6 MB RAM) larger images and larger landscapes require more RAM), in cyberspace with this three-dimensional landscape simulation program. Vistapro 3.0 allows the Workbench 2.0.4. Accelerator strongly recommended. It’s the next best thing to being there! Call today to reserve your copy. Mud not included. UTILITIES FOR VISTAPRO: MAKEPATH: Create complex animation scripts with Vistapro. $ 25. TERRAFORM: Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Terrain Editor $ 25. ARTHUR C. CLARKE, the grand master of science fiction, warns Stanley Kubrick, “If you get Vistapro into your computer, you’ll never do any more work! It produces images of almost photographic quality...So I can explore all the interesting places on Mars!” 800-829-VRLT Virtual ReaCity Laboratories, Inc. 2341 Ganador Court • San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 * (805) 545-8515 • FAX (805) 781-2259 Seeing is Believing Never before has a system given you all of the necessary tools to create video productions with your own individual style. Now you can create broadcast quality videos with unmatched ease, power, and versatility; OpalVision gives you lots of inputs in multiple video formats, both PAL and NTSC, Revolutionary DVEs never before available on a personal computer. Chroma and Luma Keying. Real-time framegrabbing. Full Audio Mixing and Equalization. An advanced character generator. Compatibility with all of the important Amiga video, graphics and animation software. OpalVision Main Board The core unit of the modular OpalVision system. A true, RGB, 24-Bit frame buffer, it operates in any Amiga computer with a video slot. It allows smooth fading of pictures, color-cycling effects, and smooth, double-buffered 24-Bit animation. Includes connectors for the Video Processor and Scan-Rate Converter TBC. Includes OpalPaint, Opal Presents and OpalAnimMATE software. Includes critically-acclaimed OpalPaint image processing and painting software. Use the power of OpalPaint to easily create your own images or enhance and modify existing framestores. OpatPaint includes an expandable library of image processing modes, texture mapping, color and transparency gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes and many other tools. OpalPaint’stull range of tools and comprehensive controls provides a level of support for artistic creativity never before available on the Amiga. It’s fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. Every Main Board includes Opal Presents!, an icon-driven presentation program offering complete display control of OpalVision images, Amiga graphics and live video. OpalAnimMATEplays animations at rates of up to 60 frames per second. It works in 8,12.15.18 and 24-Bit modes and features selectable screen sizes from 32 x 20 to 768 x 286 pixels. OpalVision Video Processor Plug this card into the Main Board and add a wealth of additional features; a 24-Bit framegrabber which doesn't require a time base corrector, a professional-quality genlocker with definable chroma and luma keying, a 256-level linear transparency key, a video sandwich key for inserting video into 3D screens, real-time color processing of live video and an unlimited number of transitions and customizable Digital Video Effects using the included OpalVision Roaster Chip and software. The OpalVision switcher allows easy "drag-and- drop” groupings of icon-based DVE's including ANIM based effects, chroma and luma effects and exclusive OpalVision “Roaster Chip” effects. The Video Processor offers real-time color processing of both live video and framestores. Create glows, shines, luminance effects, posterizations, nuclear effects and more. The 256-level linear keyer (Alpha channel and transparency effects) allows the definition of transparency between two video sources on a pixel-by-pixel basis for excellent vignetting and super-smooth shadow effects. The keyer can be taken from the Video Processor or an external video source, and or output to another production switcher. The Alpha channel also gives you the ability to create highly realistic soft- edged transitions and organic effects. Superb 32-bit graphics with precise and detailed Alpha channel definitions can be created in OpalPaint. R In addition to the wealth of software included with the OpalVislon system, you can access a wide array of OpalVlsion-compatible Amiga software directly from the switcher screen! The on-screen editor makes creating your own DVE’s last and easy. Define the position, size and X or Y rotation and the Roaster Chip will transform any video signal at your command. The Video Processor’s broadcast-quallty genlocker allows both Amiga and OpalVision- generated graphics and animations to be combined with any video source. The Opal Character Generator offers full 35ns text capability on the A3000 or4000. Supports Amiga, Compugraphlc and Color fonts. CG pages may be incorporated directly Into the switcher. OpalVision Roaster Chip The exclusive technology of the Ofxil Vision Roaster Chip provides an endless number of user-definable Digital Video Effects. Take any two video sources (or an Amiga or OpalVision generated graphic). Flip it. Scale it. Rotate it on the X, Y or Z axis. Move it along a path. Zoom in. Move out. You have complete control. Build your own custom library of useful wipes and effects and give your videos a unique style. OpalVision is the only video system in its price class which gives you this kind of power. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Opal Character Generator features selectable font size, color, outline, drop shadow and antialiasing. The CG also creates draggable boxes of text, graphic separators, or IFF brushes and pictures. ¦M: Any video input can be displayed in a draggable, scrollable and resizable window on the Amiga Workbench. Also allows zooming in and out and has AREXX for remote control from other software. T OpalVision Video Suite A 19-inch, rack-mountable, video audio mixing, switching and transcoding device which connects directly to the Video Processor. Nine video and ten audio inputs are available simultaneously in RGB, Y R-Y B-Y, Composite and S-Video. Choose two sources from these inputs, assign a transition or spec ial effect provided by the Video Processor, andtrigger it manually or automatically. The linear transparency key provides transparency control between video sources on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The ten audio inputs (five stereo pairs) are fully software-sequenced with smooth fades and full, 5-band frequency equalization. The automated audio mixer (shown here in a detail from the switcher control panel) features full audio-follows-video capability, plus an onscreen panel with sliders for each of the five stereo audio inputs available on the Video Suite. Sliders control volume and or 5-band EQ. OpalVision Scan-Rate Converter TBC Add this card and achieve 31 Khz, non-interlaced output of Amiga and OpalVision graphics and any incoming video source in either PAL or NTSC. Includes full time-base correction of incoming video. The on-board memory also serves as an additional frame-store. Manufactured and Distributed by: Centaur Development
P. O.Box 3959 Torrance, CA 90503 Phone: (310) 787-4530 Fax: (310) 222-5882 BBS: (310) 787-4540 For information: 1 -800-621 -2202 OpalVision. OpalPaint, Opal Presents. OpalVision Video Suite, OpalVision Video Processor and OpalVision Roaster Chip are trademarks of Opal Technology. Ltd. OpalAnimMATE is a trademark of Centaur Development, tnc. Technical specifications subject to change without notice. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks WOCA Premiers CD32 And More PASADENA, CALIFORNIA The September World of Commodore Amiga show began with a press conference, wherein Commodore announced the US release of CD32 (see “Games Engine Par Excellence!” on p. 26). “Once people compare what it can do at $ 399 versus what the competition can do,” said now- former company president Jim Dionne, “they will see that it’s a good value.” (See “Editor’s Drawer,” p. 4, for information on Dionne's resignation.) Dionne said consumers should be able to buy CD32 somewhere by early November. “We’re not sure computer dealers are the best channel to sell CD32,” he stated. “We’re still investigating that.” CD32’s “national rollout” won’t occur until the giant January Consumer Electronics Show, after which CBM may do national advertising through magazines, cable television, and TV infomercials. Meanwhile, a new manufacturing plant in The Philippines is reportedly cranking out 20,000 units a week! Expansion on the Horizon VP of Engineering Lew Eggebrecht noted that CD32!s single bus allows for RAM, processor, audio, and video expansion. (We heard later from developers who are planning Cl>32 expanders but would not give details.) CBM, meanwhile, is still working to arrange DOS- level Kodak PhotoCD support; another area of interest is the company’s implementation of MPEG, data-compression technolog)' that will bring 30 frames-per- second (fps) video and near-CD-quality audio to CD32 in late November. John Campbell, Director of Commodore Amiga Technical Services, explained that CBM got users and software developers involved in the design phase of CD32, and said one of the machine’s strengths is its mature development environment. He also noted that production costs for CD32 discs are less than Idiot her systems; while Nintendo ancl Sega cartridges cost $ 20 to manufacture, Cds cost just SI each, and Commodore’s $ 3 per-unit licensing fee applies only to games sold not to all produced. Commodore reps also discussed plans to add CD32 capabilities to the A1200 and A4000 via a peripheral drive, and to release the A4000 Tower by year’s end. AmigaDOS .3.1 is essentially finished, they said, and RTG (retargettable graphics) and the AAA chips may be finalized mid-year ’94. DSP (digital signal processing) development has been suspended until ’94, and Commodore is now licensing other technolog)' for third parties to finish. (RS 120.) A Show for Firsts Meanwhile, on the show floor, exhibitors displayed standby products, updates, and brand-new items (we'll concentrate on the latter two). There were even a few companies new to the market. Case in point: US Cybernetics, whose Warp System transputer features a 32- bit parallel processor with a 64-bit floating-point unit. The chip works with the Amiga’s main 680x0 processor. Four serial links allow it to communicate with other transputers in a linked network. The chip can speed applications as much as a 68040, and each additional one potentially doubles that speed. (RS 121.) Systems Development Services introduced its first Amiga product: Robokeet presents basic spelling lessons in a game- like environment. (RS 122.) Newcomer Pride Integrated Video Systems announced the Pride Music Library Catalog, which lets you audition sound tracks in small bites from your computer. (In cooperation with music- library publishers, Pride is producing audio catalogs of entire product lines.) Adding Pioneer’s CAC-V3200 CD Autochanger to your CD drive lets you sample digitized music with one keypress, and cue the disc with another. The centerpiece of Pride's display was the PIY- 2001, which allows integrated video-editing; and control over the Toaster’s switcher. Basic PR’ hardware offers eight RS-422A serial ports and as many GPI trigger outputs. (RS 123.) The Editors Are in Stalwart video-editing developer AmiLinh announced AmiLink CIP (Consumer. Industrial, Professional) Personal Video Editor, which is designed to bridge the gap between consumer-industrial and professional equipment. Control for a variety of affordable gear (all Sony “L” and at least seven Panasonic AG-series VTRs) comes standard; to control pro-level devices, simply add a new module and cable. (RS 124.) Scala introduced a video editor, too this one aimed at the consumer market. Scala Echo EE 100 works with the newest version of Scala’s multimedia program, MM300, or its InfoChannel 400. The package includes an intelligent cable that plugs into the Amiga’s serial port and has two outputs: one for infrared send receive and one for bidirectional control of LANC equipment. (RS 125.) Nonlinear editing was the tag line attached to Digital Micronics’ Digital BroadCaster 16 ($ 2495) and Digital BroadCaster 32 (S3349) handouts. Both boards, designed for use with A2000, ? To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 100. Close encounters nightly. For the cold reaches of space, there’s an awful lot of chummy people here. That's because Federation II is no mere shoot-the- ship computer game. It’s an online universe full of people, romping and role-playing their way up the interstallar ladder of commerce, busily building their fortunes. 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• Pi The Envelope, Please UTG With that out of the way, here Done in the tradition of the are some of the best available commercial Ultima series of This has been a very good year for freely distributable .Amiga games. We saw new board games for lo-res Workbenches, multiplayer games, shoot-’em- ups for PAL modes and a few truly tasteless ones (for the most part, the good far outnumbered the bad). Games guru Peter Olafson helped me ensure an accurate look at the best of ’93. Few can match his depth of knowledge on computer games. Hard to Describe My biggest gripe with freely distributable on-line games concerns their descriptions. Often, it seems, system requirements are an afterthought. Some games do not work outside PAL mode, which is understandable given their European origins. Others do not work with older operating systems also to be expected. On the flipside, some can’t progress far enough on the newer operating systems to display an error message. Again, no sweat, since serious gamers are likely to have a device such as DKB’s MultiStart for selecting among AmigaDOS verions. A few games bear downright misleading descriptions that promise “virtual reality” play. Virtual realitv is achieved after donning a Dartii Vader helmet and having your senses assaulted, manipulated, and generally pummeled into thinking you’re experiencing another world. The day true virtual-reality technology trickles down to networks. It will make headlines. On-line games from 1993. You will find just about all of them in the Amiga game areas on the major nets and in freely distributable disk collections. WBGames 11' you’re curious which PD games are my personal favorites, the WBGames collection wins hands down. This sixth edition by Marat Fayzullin is written for Workbench 2.04 and later. The five-game set includes WBTctris 1.6, WBColumns 1.5, WBMineSweeper 1.5, WB15
1. 3, and WBBoxMan 1.3. The graphics on all five are first-rate and sport an embossed look, especially on a hi-res screen. All perform remarkably well, even when run simultaneously. WBBoxMan is particularly tough (and the most addicting of the lot), and tests your powers of deductive reasoning, as you try to push stones around a maze without getting stuck. Lab of Life If you’re desperately seeking one of the most refined and intellectually inspired game on the nets, look no further. Stephen Lepisto of Accursed Toys gives .Amiga users another look at Life, a strategy game for deep thinkers. At a glance, you'll find plenty to like. There are ways to customize the game with different playing pieces, options for changing the rules of the game, and a generous portion of thorough documentation, including on-line help. Graphic adventures, Chris Hurley’s UTG 1.0 is a high-quality game for AmigaDOS 2.04 or later. UTG offers sophisticated graphics and music, and a comprehensive plot. I initially had trouble getting the hang of this game, but once I cleared that hurdle, the play was not bad. Considering the game’s sophistication, I found it hard to believe that UTG is the author’s first C program. Ahextris 1.0 With AI Iextrix 1.0, Ives Aerts brings us a well-written, $ 15 shareware hexagonal version of Tetris. Unlike other PD versions of Tetris, this one has beautifully detailed graphics that show ofTa stone-like look. Great, addicting fun to play and gentle on your multitasking Workbench 2.04 or later. Amiga Boulder Dash Recently updated to version 11909, Amiga Boulder Dash by Jeff Bevis is brimming with nice touches beginning with the documentation in AmigaGuide format for rapid, painless access. The program gives you a cave editor, plentiful play options, and the look and feel of a commercial game. AmigaDOS 2.0 or later is required, as is a generous helping of fast RAM. Blood Ball Fm not sure whether to describe Kevin Sheller’s shareware as either an ancient or a futuristic football game. It features an eye-catching, scrolling, concrete field of elves and oilier medieval characters. Plenty of strategy is required to determine where to place the players and which ball- carrying duties to assign to each. Gammon 1.3 Marc Fishlin of Germany wrote this nicely detailed rendition of backgammon for AmigaDOS 2.04 or later. It oilers one of the most superb backgammon screens in the land of freely distributable software and that’s only pan of the picture. Options include a choice of board colors, the selection of a human or a computer opponent, varying levels of play, and the ability to save game settings. Scorched Tanks This $ 10 shareware game from Michael Welch is a two- to four-player artillery-type game based on Scorched Earth, found on the PC block. There is plenty of strategy and excitement here to keep everyone happy. ? You’ve gotta get Gammon! I We don’t know from friendly skies. You’ve beaten all the flight sims? A furball doesn’t raise a sweat anymore? Ten minutes of WWI combat isn’t even challenging? Hmm... Maybe you are ready for Air Warrior®, It's the most realistic combat flying there is. This game does more than correctly model 28 different aircraft, right down to spins, stalls and buffeting. In Air Warrior, you’re facing the ultimate foes - other human beings, aviation fanatics, playing online, in real time, for as long as you all can go. Good thing you can afford to stay and play. Our standard connect charge rate on Genie is just $ 3.00 an hour in non-prime time. The subscription rate is only $ 8.95 a month, and that includes a credit for your first four hours of standard connect time each month!1 So if you think there are no challenges left, you’ve got to try this one. Air Warrior on Genie*. Sign up now:
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3. 0 software kit). LightRave also adds features to LightWave, and promises to render images faster. (RS 137.) And More Yet In a booth with medieval decor, Terra Nova Development displayed its new Magic Lantern utility. The program lakes IFF picture and sound files as input, and generates animations that run on various framebuffers (including Retina and GDA) in up to 24- bit color. You can edit the result via the graphical interface or the Arexx port. (RS 138.) Nearby, Moonlighter displayed its TapeWorm FS software, which promises to make your tape drive behave as a removable hard disk. (RS 139.) Chaocity announced two new products. GeoForge, a digital-elevation model landscape-design tool, enables you to create entire fractally-designed planets. You place the major features, and Geo- Forge does the rest. You can then fine- tune to a single meter of resolution! The other program, Fridae, promises to keep track of events and appointments, and to remind you as many times as you wish. Fridae can even remember to start rendering images overnight when you forget. (RS 140.) Some companies used the show to introduce new versions of old favorites. CSA, for instance, announced an economy version of its Twelve Gauge for the A1200. Twelve Gauge L C ($ 599) runs its 68030 processor at 33 instead of 50 Mhz, yet is hilly upgradable. (RS 141.) Soft-Logik previewed PageStream
3. 0, with its new trapping and plate- control features, and Pro Page file-im- port function. This version makes it easier to apply attributes to text and objects, and auto kerning, auto hyphenation, and Pantone-system support are now standard. Soft-Logik is also updating its TypeSmith font editor, which now has an auto-trace feature. (RS 142.) .Also on the upgrade path was Sun- Rize, with Studio 16 3.0, the new version of its digital-audio hard-disk recording and editing software. This incarnation has a more intuitive time-line-based cue list, automated fades and cross fades and mixing, external MIDI mixer support, SMPTE chase, assignable tracks, and more. SunRize also mentioned its upcoming DD524 Digital Audio I O board, which adds an AES EBU or S PDIF in out interface to your A2000, 3000, or 4000. (RS 143.) ¦ BG Overscan is compiled by Ann Record. Send your news to Overscan, AmigaWor d Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, IMH 03458. The wait is over for low-cost, high-quality color printing. Introducing the Primera:w Color Printer. For only $ 995.00*, you can now print spectacular full- color animations, 3-D renderings, video captures, and color photographs. Print on plain laser paper, transparencies - even T-shirt transfer sheets! Use Primera with your favorite programs like Brilliance7", Art Department Professional®, OpalVisioriM, Video Toaster7 K, ImageFX™, PageStreairi* and nearly all other Amiga software that uses the Amiga Preferences driver. Primera is the perfect color printer for every Amiga user. Why wait any longer for brilliant, full-page color? Call today for more information and a free sample print.
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1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Minimum system: AmigaDOS 1.3 or higher, 2MB. Hard-drive installable. Recommended system: AmigaDOS 2.0 or higher, 4MB, Copy protection: Dongle. AGA .Amiga, hard disk, 68030 or 68040 accelerator. "w" k yhen Digital Creations released DCTV, my and I raved about its interface. 1 1 At long last, we had paint functions and ¥ ? Controls that Amiga artists could use for “painting” in all but the truest sense of the word. But the image quality was not up to par for 24-bit standards, making DCTY tough to use for professional work. When I saw early advertisements for Brilliance many months ago, I imagined it would usher in a new era in .Amiga paint programs, perhaps using DCTV’s interface and painting tools, but with support for HAMS and the AGA support replacing DCTV’s black box, and doing an all- around better job in the process. Two for the Price of One Brilliance is a hefty package with lots of documentation and two programs; Brilliance and TrueBril- liance. Brilliance loads images with a register-based paiette of 2 to 256 colors, but does not accept any form of HAM or True Color images or animations. For that, you need TrueBrilliance, which paints in HAM or FLAMS modes, depending on your Amiga’s chip set. It also loads and saves 15-bit (32,000 colors) and 24-bit images on ECS Amigas. For example, you can load a 24-bit image into a HAM screen, paint on it and save it in 24-bit, maintaining full-color accuracy, much asToaster- Paint (NewTek) does. Viewing the image with a 24- bit display card verifies the quality and integrity of the 24-bit image. The interfaces for both programs are virtually identical, with the exception of some HAM-relatecl functions. As expected, both versions run on accelerated and nonaccelerated Amigas. Brilliance compares well with DeluxePaint IV AGA in its tools, functions and features, and also goes head to head with it in overall performance. To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 100. Surprisingly, it performs some functions better than DeluxePaint, and the TrueBriniance program does one thing Dpaint cannot it maintains 24-bit image data so you can paint in HAM or PLAM8 and save in 24-bit. Many of the keyboard equivalents are identical. Both Brilliance and TrueBrilliance handle the creation of animations in much the same way as DeluxePaint IV AGA, offering Op-5 byte (DPaint) animations and animbrushes, and both programs also save frames in a sequential format. You’ll find the new Op-8 WORD and Op-8 LONG animation formats are supported as well. Those familiar with animation processes in DeluxePaint should have no trouble with the transition to the animation controls in Brilliance. The Tweening menu in Brilliance performs all the functions of DeluxePaint’s Move requester, and its Opacity, Decay, and Trails options add nice decaying trails effects. Unlike Dpaint, Perspective is available only through the Tweening menu, instead of being a separate function, and brush morphing is found with the animbmsh functions. Unfortunately, Brilliance lacks a Dpaint-like "Light Table” option for animators. Fills and Frills A very nice feature is the Realtime Preview mode, which displays text and other clipped brush objects, showing the effect of certain painting options. For example, with Transparency turned on, the brush appears partially transparent, even before being applied. Other options include Tint, Colorize, Brighten, Darken, and Negative. A slider controls the amount of brightening or darkening you apply. The effect of each of these is shown in a real-time environment as you move the brush over your picture. Among other painting modes are Smear, Smooth, Range, and Mix. When these are combined with Transparency, they create extremely smooth blends and soft edges, particularly in COLOR 13 HAM8 mode. Various dithered-fill and brush-fill options parallel those found in Dpaint, but I was disappointed to find no watercolor-painting mode, such as that provided by DCTV, and that the more unusual fills from DCTV were missing. The airbrush tool has size, flow, and focus controls that you can combine with the variable transparency settings for nice control. But, unlike Dpaint, this airbrush cannot be used with Smooth or Smear. Rotating a brush on its z-axis normally distorts the aspect ratio, since pixels aren’t square, but Brilliance offers a much-appreciated aspect-correction option on rotated brushes. The program can store up to eight brushes for instant access. Simply cut a brush from your screen and click on one of eight Brush Wells in the Brush menu, and it becomes an iconi- fied image. To use the brush again, click on its icon and paint with it. My hat is off to Digital Creations for incorporating multiple undos in Brilliance. Your ability to undo and redo changes to your heart’s content is limited only by the amount of RAM in your .Amiga, and you can preset the size of the undo buffer as a tooltype in the program icon. The presence of Bezier curves is also welcome. The User Interface Unlike Dpaint and most .Amiga programs, Brilliance does not use pull-down menus; instead, you access all functions through stackable menu panels. You can toggle all open panels on or off together. When off, there’s access to the full image for painting or, when on, simultaneous access to several panels of functions. The keypad numbers 1-9 are preset hotkeys that call up sets of menu panels, and you can easily reconfigure them for any combinations you desire. There are also more than 45 tooltvpes that you can set in the program icon to preconfigure the program on startup, including everything from screen mode and size to default palette and ellipse rotation. The right edge of the main menu is the user-feed- back area. .Along with other information, it continuously displays a text description for any button, slider, or string gadget in your current menu panel. If you don’t know what a gadget does, just place the mouse pointer over it and a description instantly appears. With this option, you hardly need the well-organized manual of some 175 spiral-bound pages. You can expand the main-menu palette display to view up to 256 color registers at once. The palette- hams never looked mixing menu provides four mixing options and has better, while the the usual sliders for color mixing in RGB and HSV, anrmation-control plus CMY and a HAM color cube. This cube, a panel gives clever two-dimensional representation of a 3-D col- Brilliance plenty of or cube, allows for the selection of remixed colors functionality, from the cube in RGB and CMY mixtures. The Good, the Bad, and the Dongle Brilliance is user friendly, doing an excellent job with nearly every function and option it offers, and the interface is well planned and highly functional. I can certainly recommend it for what it does. I could actually get along without DeluxePaint IV AGA if I had Brilliance and TrueBrilliance, but it would take both of them to replace it. The package lias certain weak spots that bear mention. In contrast to the finer points of the interface, the Stencil menu is confusing and inadequate. All you can do is add to, subtract from, or replace the current stencil, and there is no way to know what colors are currently included. Also, the Mirror tool is much inferior to Dpainfs Symmetry ? ?II ? ¦ ¦¦¦ ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦. Lauun ¦ ¦¦¦ 1_I_L CLR R H
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2. 0 3.0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Art Department Professional 2,1 or MorphPIus 1.0, 4MB RAM, hard disk. Recommended system: Same as minimum system. Batch processing software for ASDG’s Art Department Professional and MorphPIus. Tf you build it, they will come ' said la voice to W.P. Kinsella in his popular novel, Field of Dreams, Over time, ASDG has enhanced Art Department Professional into a wondrous image-processing program. As anticipated, extended control has appeared in the form of ProControl and MultiFrame. Both programs offer simplified control over ADPro’s functions and facilitate batch processing of images. Instances where batch processing can come into play go far beyond the format and size conversions commonly employed by ADPro, users. One batch scenario might be building an animation from a series of frames and accurately enhancing those frames to match one another with equal brightness, color, and hue levels. Another scenario might be the assembling of a series of frames, each containing text positioned in the same location over each frame. Still another use might be the creation of flying logos, transitions, and even morphing techniques spanning groups of frames. Both ProControl and MultiFrame accomplish the same end results, but go about their business in different ways. ProControl runs a series of different frames through a sequence of ADPro operations, applying enhancements to each frame. MultiFrame is mainly oriented i process. You can also save scripts and identify their functions and purposes with comments for later use. In addition, you can save and reload the entire “state" or status of ProControl at a given moment, including both active scripts and input output filenames. Because communication between ProControl and ADPro occurs through Arexx, system-error messages are a big help in debugging scripts. ADPro itself is accessible through buttons on the ProControl control screen or by using die standard “flip screens” hot- T » OBM inn iiMfi CMUI iUI M IMI man 1 1W fl m n KTI 9IMC fflVftCC j r+ T* I K-MTHMI rwrry 7 y w | p gi | riMMlIH
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- .is.1 • Okay, Okay, So lt£s A Digital Time Base Corrector, But can it...? The Plus Means Yesi Following GVP's philosophy of complete feature integration pioneered by our G-Force Combo1* accelerators (used in a majority of Amiga® Video Toaster1'1 Workstations), we are proud to present a professional TBC with time and money saving features. You would demand a TBC to be 100% digital, have 4:2:2 throughput, and an integrated ProcAmp. You would want it to be under $ 1,000. Wc agree. What does the Plus get you? JOlui - Real-time 16.7 Million Color Frame-C.rabber FrameRuffer for use ; as a digital video stillstore or signal generator. Included Image FX” modules ; allow direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer. JcsLub - Full Transcoding between Composite and Y C (SVHS) Input and ! Composite and Y C (SVHS) Output. Pu - Real-Time Professional Special Effects Generator featuring ; solarization, strobing, pseudo-color, monochrome effects, and more. FCJluA - NTSC PAL SECAM Signal Standards Conversion to NTSC PAL for ! Integration into worldwide video environments automatically. !
- Complete Amiga Software Control and Arexx” Interface that * Z C|Vf | allows seamless integration of all TBCPlus features into an cxisiting * automated video studio installation. 01993 Great Valley Products. Inc. i TBC Plus. G-Force Combo, ImageFX and P 24 are trademarks of Great Valley Products Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga. Inc.. All after trademarks are fte property o( fteir respective owners, Circle 4 on Reader Service card toward applying one process to a numbered sequence of frames, then running the same sequence of frames through any remaining processes. In Control With ProControl ProControl is billed as a batch-processing front end for ADPro and MorphPlus. It is easy to use, with a control screen that displays all available loaders, operators, and savers. Behind the graphical interface, ProControl builds and transmits an Arexx script to ADPro, which it automatically launches. A double-click on any item injects it into the script window. Inserting blank lines to add Arexx commands into the script is also just a click away. You can choose multiple image files from any combination of directories. (You can configure the program to work with AS DC’s Sentry program, which scans a sped lied directory for new files and sends them to be processed.) Furthermore, long-term users of ADPro will be happy to hear that they can apply and reapply any image operators to the chosen images in any desired sequence. You can set all options resolution, palette, color balance, dithering, or image orientation for the final output file and select the destination device, in any specified graphics format. This level of flexibility also exists in scripts, which can be nested within other scripts to provide for fast, complex effects. You can subject the combined or individual script files to multiple iterations, producing a complete animation file. You can edit scripts to the limited extent of inserting and deleting lines, using a set of keyboard shoncuts to speed the
- 3 inputs (2-composite, 1 Y C) that can be connected simultaneously and 'Hot-Switched' with software without having to play with cable connections. Fqlu& - Convert the 2-composite inputs into a single Y C input, providing two switchable Y C inputs.
- Full SMPTE EBU encoding decoding striping available as an option. This is simply the most powerful and flexible video stabilization device for the Amiga computer. The TBCPlus makes an excellent complement to any GVP IV24*, NewTek Video Toaster or Centaur OpalVision"' Graphics System. The Plus means it also offers more!’' Gary Gehman. President Magic Bullet Communications. Inc fOUi, - twuchf wxuciv nxct&! Key combination (the front back gadget didn’t work). Multitasking is polite. You set the parameters for each operator numerically (rather than graphically), and the necessary access to AD Pro is provided. It’s easy to get to ADPro’s screen, load the image for processing, experiment with the parameters, and do test renders. Then, you must write down the numerical values, return to ProControl, and enter them into the appropriate requester. If anything is particularly clumsy and slow about Pro- Control, it is this. There is great flexibili1MB or 2MB Fast Video Ram 1,2,4 and 8 Bit Pseudo-Color True 16 and Bit modes
16. 7 Million Colors Fully programmable resolutions 320x200 to 1280x1024 Hardware cursor Hardware panning Double buffering and multiple screens Single monitor system with automatic monitor switching Video Option-Composlter and Y C for PAL NTSC with optional video module Software (included) While some graphics cards only provide color resolution, and others only increase the size of the screen display, the Piccolo card does both. For applications that require near-photographic color capabilities the Piccolo Card is the answer. For the Amiga *3000 3000T and Amiga *4000 4000T EGS libraries with tools and demos The next °w y°u can crush the 16 meS Fast Ram barrier mrTTC'r tt aw with up to 128 megs of contiguous memory! 1 HAVE, Four SIMM sockets using industry standard Video Toaster 4, 8, 16 and 32 bit SIMMs modules add-on. - Create and play back over 50 seconds of The DKB 3128™ animation using the new Video Toaster 4000
- True Zorro m 32 bit memory board For The - Record your animation at a fraction of the cost Amiga®3000 4000 - Manipulate an hour of CD-quality audio 50240 W. Pontiac Trail Wixom, Michigan 48393 Sales (313) 960-8751 Tech Support (313) 960-8750 D 3129“*atrackxrKrtof[>CB5of%*»f>, Tti»y A roo*ba-icx:*oerfGCTmodar Amlna,me r OX JOIJJ SOU O Ji Voeo taster J000 * o s-qOmtkj* erf Cirde 26 on Header Service card A nice feature of MultiFrame’s design is that it provides a graphical front end for setting the control parameters of many of its operators. The control screen is simple and easy to read, with buttons controlling virtually all the primary operations of the program. For instance, the press of a button selects source and destination files, operator, configuration, and other options. When the choices are complete, the program begins its Arexx-command calling routine. As simple as that. Like anything else, it’s the variations that increase its flexibility. You can assign any name to single images, but when a series of images is to be processed, each one must have the same Filename with sequentially numbered suffixes. After processing, you save the files with the same numerical suffix. You control all input and output options from a separate screen, including loader and saver formats, output resolution, and color, dithering, palette and image type information. Ty here, however, and overall it is a stable and solid program. Manipulating With MultiFrame MuhiFrame takes a different approach to batch processing images. Its primary purpose is to run single or multiple files through a single process in AD Pro or Morph Plus and resave them. Whereas ProControl sends one image at a time through multiple processes, Multi Frame sends one image at a time through a sin-
o u gle process. MultiFrame’s method of working with the ADPro or MorphPlus operators is interesting, powerful, and flexible. All the operators are available, plus a few custom-designed combinations of operations. In addition, you can run an Arexx script as a process, giving plenty of options for running special-purpose combinations. Start atici end values can also be specified, making it easy to do gradual changes over a defined period of' time. For example, it’s a snap to process all the frames of an animation to produce an increased bluish hue. A number of other features bear mentioning. There’s a nonlinear path control screen that allows for altering the way MultiFrame interprets data parameters over the range of frames to be processed. You also have direct control over the Retina (MacroSystems), Firecracker (Impulse), OpalVision (Centaur), and DCTV (Digital Creations) framebuffer displays. Another nice touch is automatic triggering of up to four GPI outputs, with some additional hardware in place, so that you can access external switchers, digital disk recorders, and other devices, finally, you can later recall every control parameter and variable of the MultiFrame configuration, making standard changes to graphics free from deviations. Now, Which One? It is difficult in comparing these two veiy similar programs to say which is the better. Both fulfill their promise of providing batch processing and enhanced control over ADPro and MorphPlus. Both are quite straightforward to work with. And both come with clear, well-written manu- R E V I l ; vv s als and thoughtiiilly designed interfaces. While similar in function, each program does lake a different approach, and this may be the deciding factor as you consider your particular needs and most likely applications. You won’t be disappointed in either of them, Michael Hanish Bernoulli Box 150 Transportable Iomega, $ 699 All Amigas. SCSI connection.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Any SCSI port- equipped Amiga. Installation: Easy. Transportable removable-media Bernoulli drive. W hen I sat down lo write this review, I was ready to tell how the Bernoulli Box 150 Transportable makes an attractive storage device for a select group of professional Amiga users whose needs justify the high cost of the drive. Then Iomega went and mined my plans by reducing the retail price by over 40%, while also improving the overall performance and capacity. Finally, if that weren’t enough, it released a model certified for Amiga use! Now 1 have to start all over by stating that the Bernoulli Box 150 is a great choice for any Amiga user who is seeking virtually unlimited storage capacity at a reasonable price. (Iomega also offers an internal version that fits in a 5.25-inch bay and retails For $ 599.) Well-Cushioned Data An external drive complete with a carrying handle, the Bernoulli Box 150 Transportable is a handy device. Installation is a snap just plug the drive into the DB-25 connector on the back of an Amiga’s SCSI controller and power up. Switches on the rear of the drive control SCSI address and termination, making configuration for your particular setup fast and easy. Bernoulli drives have been around for a number of years in varying capacities. They use the Bernoulli effect, where air pressure is used to spin a 5.25-inch disk at hard-disk-like speeds. Protected by a durable hard-plastic shell, the rugged, reliable Bernoulli disks store up to 150MB of data. Until recently, though, it was hard to recommend Bernoulli drives to casual Amiga owners, for the early models were much slower and more expensive than hard drives, and, due to problems with Iomega’s older SCSI code, they were not 100% readable on Amigas. Quicker, Too! I initially used MDTooLBox to prep a removable disk as a single 150MB partition. Iomega recommends one partition per disk due to problems that may arise when using multiple partitions on removable AmigaDOS devices. I formatted the drive and copied the contents of my work partition to it. After using other removable drives, I was expecting the Bernoulli to be somewhat sluggish, but I was pleasantly surprised with its performance. The Box 150 is about three ¦ri the beginning there was EOS... Then camo AGJX___ Now there is EGSt EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM ": Takes your amiga BEYOND AGA! The EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM elevates your Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000 Above and Beyond AGA and rockets you into the world of powerhouse workstation resolutions and realtime 24-bit truc-color, at a mere fraction of the cost! Look at the colors and features in our SPECTRUM:
• Programmable resolutions up to an amazing 1600x1280 800x600 in 24-bit!
• Real-Time 24-bit display and graphics operating system!
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• Amiga-RGB Pass-Through so the Amiga and the EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM can share a single monitor!
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• Hardware blitter to accelerate all GUI operations, including the Workbench driver!
• System conforming applications can use the EGS screenmodes directly from the Display Database! ECS requires Kick-start 2.0-1 or higher. Times faster than earlier Bernoulli drives, and it benefits from the addition of a 256K read write buffer; Iomega rates its access speed at 18 ms. Although benchmarks show it at a disadvantage, the drive wasn’t noticeably slower than the Quantum in my A3QOO in regular use. The Bernoulli is a great solution to the problem of hard drives always filling to capacity: When you need more storage, just buy another 150MB disk for less than $ 100. You can even use Bernoulli disks to back up your hard INI UN Lightwave without Ihe taler? The solution is IIGHTRAVE. HIGH SPEED EMULATION: UghtRave is a custom hardware module that emulates all of the Toaster functions needed by UghtWave 3D™! TQA-STER FREEDOM: UghtRave enables any Amiga to run UghtWave 3D™ without requiring a Video Toaster to be installed. NEW ADVANCED FEATURES: UghtRave adds a suite of professional features never before available to UghtWave 3D™ users. FASTER!' UghtRave will render images faster than a Toaster equipped Amiga, as no lengthy display time to the Video Toaster™ is required. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
• Ughtwave 3D 2.0 or 3.0 required.
• Compatible with all Commodore Amiga models, both NTSC and PAL
• Workbench and Kickstart 2.04 or later.
• Lightwave 3D™ requires a minimum 512 chip ram and 512K fast ram.
• Extended memory arxi hardware acceleration are recommended. £itm&Fuzzy Lori 2302 Marriot Road • Richmond, VA 23229 LightWave 3D and Video Toaster are Trademarks of New Tek Inc. Image FX is a Trademark of GVP Contact your deafer today or call 804-285-4304. Drive; although the media’s not cheap, it's much faster than traditional tape backup. (The drive will also read and write 35, 65, 00, and 105MB cartridges, and will read 44MB cartr idges, which is great for data exchange with people who own older drives. The cost per megabyte is higher on smaller cartridges, though, so you may want to stick with the 150MB units.) The unlimited storage is great for large rendering projects, and the portability of die Bernoulli cartridges is handy True 24-bit display: Rendering is no longer limited to the Toaster's composite display alone. UghtRave now allows UghtWave 3D™ to render directly to the most popular 24 bit graphic cards. Supported cards include the GVP IV24, Retina, Opalvision, DCTV, Firecracker 24, EGS Spectrum, Picasso, Piccolo, as well as Amiga, and Amiga-AGA displays. Pal Compatible: UghtRave makes UghtWave 3D™ fully functional for European PAL users. Fast Animations: Full screen preview animations previously only available on the Toaster-4000™ are now available to all Lightwave 3D™ users. Animations are stored in standard Amiga “Anim" animation formats and may be transferred and edited by other Amiga programs. Networking: Lighlrave is fully network compatible. Fromthe low cost Pamet to high end ethemet solutions. Lightrave is the perfect solution for Ughtwave 3D™ “Render Farms”. Image Processing: Render directly to GVP’s ImageFX,where frames can be image processed even before being saved to disk. Fully Compatible: Works with the entire Amiga line of computers. Even the Amiga 500 and the new Amiga 1200! For moving large projects between locations. It’s also less expensive and nearly as fast to overnight-mail a Bernoulli cartridge than to transfer dozens of megabytes of data via a modem connection. Furthermore, it’s a handy way to take your data on location: If your client has a Bernoulli, just bring along a disk; if not, you can pack up the entire drive and cany it along. Just plug it into the external SCSI port of any similarly- equipped Amiga with an RDB (Rigid- Disk Block) compatible controller, and you will immediately be up and running with your data. Platform Manager The Bernoulli is a boon to Amiga users with PC and Mac emulators. Instead of dedicating a sizable chunk of valuable hard-drive space to Mac or PC programs and files, you simply buy a cartridge for each emulation mode. I successfully tested the drive with Utilities Unlimiled’s Einplant Macintosh emulator (just move the cable to the Ein- plant’s SCSI port for the best performance) and Commodore’s A2386SX Bridgeboard. The Bernoulli cartridges also come in handy for transferring to Macintoshes or Pcs data files that are too large to lit on floppies. You can use the commercial version of Con- sultron’s CrossDOS to mount the Bernoulli as an MS-DOS partition and then read that disk in a Bernoulli drive attached to a PC. Similar transfers are possible with Macs. Although Iomega calls this an Amiga drive, it’s actually just the latest version of the Box 150 packaged with a two-page set-up guide that explains how to install it on the Amiga. No software is included, but everything you need to set up the drive is on your AmigaDOS Install disk. Happily, Iomega’s tech support department is familiar with the Amiga: When I had a question about formatting the Bernoulli disk with CrossDOS. I was transferred to Macintosh tech support, where the person I talked to was well versed in Amiga matters and answered all of my questions. Support is also available via CompuServe, the Internet, and Iomega's BBS. The drive itself is of high-quality construction and looks as if it will stand up well to being transported. The heavy- gauge case has a cooling fan and two SCSI connectors on the rear. Iomega backs the drive and media with one- and Five-year warranties, respectively. Great Between Meals, Too I travel with the Bernoulli as though it were my lunchbox, transporting it between an A3000 at work and my A209I- ? Equipped A4000 at home. It seems unaffected by the jostling and remains completely trouble-free. My complaints about the drive are few: For one, the SCSI cable is too short to allow convenient placement with multiple setups and is sure to spell problems for A3000T owners; but this is easily remedied by buying a longer cable. .Also, although the drive is easily transportable, there's no compartment or clip for the power or SCSI cables, so you’ll need to cany them separately. These are minor complaints, however, and I'm extremely pleased overall with the Bernoulli, especially in view of its new low price. The drive offers almost twice the storage capacity of its closest competition, the Syquest 44 88, along with faster performance and a lower price. In your quest for more storage, don’t overlook this gem. Denny Atkin Scenery Animator
4. 0 Natural Graphics, S99.95 Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected.
2. 0 3.0 AGA compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 3MB RAM. Recommended system: AGA Amiga, hard drive, math coprocesssor, accelerator. AGA-compatible fractal landscape generator. Scenery Animator began as a demo fractal landscape program, called SceneGen, which amazed the market back when the Amiga 1000 was cutting- edge technology. Scenery .Animator 4.0 is a 3-D landscape-rendering and animation program that continues to fascinate. New features make it more versatile, more fun, and easier to use than ever before. Scenes for All Seasons Scenery Animator 4.0 comes with a printed manual and two disks containing an “.881" version for accelerated Amigas and a version for those of the non-ac- celerated persuasion. You also get several DEM landscape files, two anima- tion-viewer utilities, and something new: 3-D objects. AGA support comes in the form of allowing rendering in 16, 32 and 256 colors, HAM and RAMS, IFF24, DCTV, and PCX graphics formats. Non-AGA Amigas can also render HAMS and 256- color images, except that you'll output to a file instead of the screen. Displays now include low- or high-res, interlaced, and overscan ranging from standard 352x480 up to 768x482 video format. AGA machines can also render up to 1536x482 overscan in new Super res. Animation formats are likewise expanded, with ANIM-5 (DeluxePaint compatible) animations in all the above formats except IFF24 (frames only) and PCX (no frames or AX I Ms). Scenery Animator generates imaginary fractal landscapes and draws accurate landscapes from Digital Eleva- ? ImageFX TRULY INTEGRATED IMAGE PROCESSING...A REALITY, HERE AND NOW NOW SHIPPING The concept is simple: hnageFX is the only Image Processing package that you will ever need. Period. Some Image Processing packages make a lot of promises, but end up making you do all the work as they work on your pocketbook! But not ImageFX from GYP; we've done it right the first time, saving you Regionalized Processing g Edge Feathering g Brush Handling g Color Transparencies g Separate RGB Masking .g CMY HSV Operation ....g YUWY1Q Operation .....g iy. No limitations. No costly You won't find any other Image Processing software with these integrated features. Perhaps other Image Processing packages will someday catch on to the power anti flexibility of time and money. The way we see it, Professional" means Truly Integrated. That's why ImageFX gives you everything up front. We wouldn't think of doing it any other way! JX-100 Scanning .g Virtual Memory ,. ,g Complete Painting Tools .g Real-time WYSIWYG Preview ,.g Dual Image Buffers ......g Alpha Channel g Undo & Redo ..g software that was born read No limit additions! You still want more? OK! With ToasterFX' from Byrd's Eye Software, you now can integrate the power of ImageFX With your Video Toaster1*1, ImageFX is Truly Integrated Image Processing...a reality here and now! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 657 CLARK AVENUE KING Of PRUSSIA, PA 1 9406 • USA ImageFX. However, if you're serious now about Image Processing, you need the Balance Copposi te Rotate Convolve (Transform Biter VERSION
1. 5 PHONE 215*337"8770 • FAX 215*337*9922 c1993 Great Valley Prodjcts, inc ’mageFX and CineWorph are trademarks o! Great Val-ey Products inc. ToasterFX is a trademark cl Byrd's Eye Sopftware,. An ga is 2 registered trademark 0! Commodore Amiga, inc. tion Maps (DEMs), which are small slices of the planet taken from orbiting satellite data. Scenerv Animator draws landscapes such as Mount St. Helens or the Grand Canyon from this 3-D map data. You can view this 3-D fractal world from any angle by placing the “viewer” or camera in various locations. The camera travels along a path you assign and renders a series of image frames as an animation. The resulting illusion of flying through the landscape is amazing. The program generates realistically moving fractal clouds at any altitude, and it lets you add lakes or oceans, complete with rolling waves. You can “fly" across the water, which makes the waves appear to move, and, for added realism, animating the light source across the sky simulates the sun's movement. The real fun starts when all these features are combined to create realistic images and animations. Changing palette colors provides all manner of additional effects, from mountains Circle 4Q on Reacer Servce cafC bathed in moonlight to barren landscapes from alien planets. Learning “Geo”graphy AGA support is a welcome and timely addition to Scenery Animator, but that’s not the only new feature. Version 4.0 lets you place 3-D objects in .GEO format (VideoScape 3D) anywhere in your landscape and even animate with them, opening a whole new range of creative possibilities. You can also individually place Oak and Redwood fractal trees generated by Scenery Animator anywhere on your map. This is useful for adding trees around a building, along a river bank, or near the camera for compositional framing of a scene. T ightly bunched trees placed partially below ground level give the appearance of thick bushes. Selected as the best professional productivity software at the last two North American Amiga Developers’ Conferences, the SAS C Development System now includes C++. If you are currently using another commercial C compiler, call now for details on our special trade-in offer! For more information and to order, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, ext. 7001. You are provided with a nearly endless supply of supplementary goodies in conversion utilities that change other 3-D objects to .GEO format. The accompanying rendered image of two Stealth jets living above a river valley uses the stealth.geo object from the program disk, and several other .GEO objects that are included. This new aspect adds tremendous power and is sure to become a real hit. A New World Order and speed totally independent of the camera. This allows, for example, a jet coming from behind the camera to zoom past it into the horizon even as the camera itself flies across the landscape. What a great effect! The Best-Made Plans Other than the problems with controlling object rotation, Scenery Animator falls short in a few other areas. It would be helpful to have more options for animating objects, including curved paths New controls on the main screen make Scenery Animator simpler than ever to use. A flat terrain is now represented in the Preview window until you choose a fractal or DEM. Camera view movement is greatly simplified with the four cursor (arrow) keys for up, down, left or right, and the Fnvd and Bkwd buttons. These move your camera the distance in meters that you enter into the Distance string gadget, giving precise control down to one meter. The Max button replaces the old Distance button, and a welcome new Undo button lets you change your mind. The Pitch and Bank controls now look like clock faces, which are visually logical and easy to use. Stretching out a box of any size in the Preview window' zooms that area to fill the window, and the Object and Box buttons speed up Preview window updates when you move the camera. .An A4000 040 updates the preview in about one second, even with more than 180 objects loaded into a landscape, but non-accelerated machines might well take advantage of these buttons. Experienced users of Scenery Animator will notice changes on the Map screen, too. I especially like the new Lens and Dir buttons that independently lock the lens focal length and direction of view'. Moving the camera no longer requires readjusting these settings as before. The Zoom, Normal, and Frame buttons provide for zooming the map up to 5I2X magnification, thus allowing fine control when positioning 3-D objects on the map. The Cam and Obj buttons toggle between camera animation controls and the new object controls. Deleting or adding 3-D objects and fractal trees to the map is as easy as clicking the mouse. You can scale 3-D objects independently and they will rotate around three axes called East, North, and Vertical. These axes are relative to the map, not to the object, so if a north- facing object turns to face the east, its north axis changes to its east axis, and vice versa. This gets confusing, since you don’t know at what point the axes swap. Rotation is entered as degrees of change from the current setting, which is always shown as zero. I would much rather use the object’s axis with pitch, bank, and compass heading, just like the camera, and have a numerical indication of the current setting in degrees for each axis on each object. When animating with .GEO objects, you will find they have a direction, pitch, and rotation while moving. Nonetheless, Scenery Animator 4.0 is a solid step forward, adding AGA support and endless possibilities with its new 3-D object features. It’s still easy to learn and even simpler to use. The additional power to place and animate scalable 3-D .GEO objects and fractal trees anyw here in the landscape is going to make this version a real hit. Natural Graphics has another winner on its hands. Circle 72 on Reader Service card Fred Hurteau Reviews continued on p.52, ?> NOW H " A THIS! At The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, we’re dedicated to the state-of-the-art. With over 20 Amiga music products to choose from, you’ll find everything you’re looking fontanel more! MIDI Sequencing: Bars&Pipes, Bars&Pi Professional, Bars&Pipes Professional 2.0, MusicBox A, MusicBox B, Multi-media Kit, Internal Sounds Kit, Pro Studio Kit, Creativity Kit, Rules for Tools,, Power Tools Kit, Performance Tools Kit BLUE RIBBON DELIVERS THE amioa's FINEST MUSIC TOOLS EVERS Automated Composition: SuperJAM!, Classical Styles, Cutting Edge Styles, Dance Mix Styles, Movie Soundtrack Styles, Pop Rock Styles, World Music Styles Studio Hardware: Triple Play Plus, SyncPro, The One-Stop Music Shop studio Enhancements: Media Madness, The PatchMeister, The Miracle Tools For More Info: 404 315-0212 404 315-0213 fax All Blue Ribbon products mentioned above are trademarks of The HI tic Ribbon SoundWorks. Ltd.. Atlanta. Georgia USA. Offers no elegant way of bouncing back and forth between the two. Another minor nuisance is that clips didn’t seem to easily snap to one another when dragged into the timeline. When compared to the sophisticated timeline trimming abilities of Avid’s Media Suite Pro, this aspect of Media 100 has a little catching up to do. Once you are finished editing your program, outputting could not be easier: Simply select Create Master from the Hotronic’s IQ 21 Series Hotronic's offers a high quality, affordable system to handle your noisy, marginal tapes and will provide a wide variety of digital effects to help you produce a great video product. “We take great pride at Hotronic's in providing our customers with the highest quality products for the best value ” The Hotronic's AQ 21 TBC is an easy to use Switcher with functions that can be controlled by the host PC computer. PC control allows the user to set-up multiple events, pre-select and store a series of digital effects for the desired edit sequence. The AQ 21 can be controlled with an optional user friendly remote control panel that can also be employed for live switching, u . Tel: 408-378-3883 Hotromc Fax. 408_378_3g88 1875 S. Winchester Blvd. Campbell, CA 95008 USA Program menu. With your analog tape device connected, Media 100 lays down an ultra-high-quality video and audio output of your digital data. Eager for the Next Phase Media 100 lacks a few features chat early adoprers of the system will probably want. The ability to utilize some kind of Media 100 QuickTime codec to be accessed from within other high-end QuickTime products is the first thing Major Features:
* Digital Effects
* Full Dual TBC Frame Sync
* Luminance & Chroma Kevers 4 ¦ 2-D Picture Compression
* Computer Graphic Character Mixing
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* GPI Trigger And much more ... that comes to mind, but there is promise that this is not far off. Much of the Media 100 literature suggests that future versions of the product might be controlled directly from within Adobe Premiere. This would truly be a coup, and if Data Translations could pull it off, they would win the hearts of many in the digital video community. The engineers at Data Translations should be commended for bringing full- motion images on the Mac to a new level of quality. This product will surely Fill a gap in a market that presently requires you to build your post-production studio piece by piece or buy a turnkey system with some annoying restraints. The fact that this is version 1.0 of Media 100 leads me to believe that future incarnations will continue to improve and he more powerful, fulfilling the promise of digital video. Lawrence Jordan is a motion picture and television editor who, after 10 years of working on celluloid, now practices his craft primarily in the digital domain. He was a speaker for Apple Computer at its first annual Digital Video Symposium and has taught classes at i CLA Extension in digital technology. His most recent credit is the episodic television series A; ) P.D. BLUE for Steven Bochco Productions. 3 30 Studio Release Autodesk, $ 2995 System Requirements: 386 PC or better: Intel-compatible math coprocessor, 8MB of RAM. Hard drive, mouse, S-VGA graphics. REVIEWED BY HARRY McCRACKKN Better images, faster. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B 9 10 Features Performance Setup Ease of Use Documentation Tech Support: provided by AD resellers Overoll 4 6.2 That's the big idea behind Autodesk 3D Studio Release 3; this new upgrade to the dominant high-end animation package for Pcs preserves Release 2’s user interface almost unchanged, but there are dramatic improvements under the hood. With its focus on rendering- related enhancements and new network features. Release 3 clearly has its eye on ? Professional Paint & Animation DIGITAI Circle 16 on Reader Service card AW SPECIAL: THE NEW AMIGA GAMES 1 As the folks at Sega might say, “Welcome to the next level.” After years of ducking the “games machine” tag, Commodore has finally owned up that it makes a pretty damn good game machine after all, and released a dedicated console version of the Amiga. CD32, Commodore’s 32-bit interactive multimedia player, has hit US shores and a tide of next-wave game titles is surging in its wake. It’s called CD32, and you’re going to be hearing a lot about it not the least within these pages. The technical stuff will have been around the block and back by the time you read this, so I’ll keep it brief. CD32 looks like a gray and somewhat elongated version of the Sega Genesis the main difference being the top-loading CD-ROM where the cartridge slot would be, with the legend “32-bit” emblazoned across its center. Welcome to the next level indeed. CD32 is both a significant step up for game play on the Amiga and it is an Amiga and a blow against the consoles and piracy that have threatened to erode the Amiga’s European base. Console Features Internally, it is essentially a rearranged A1200: a Moto rola ’020 processor, AGA chip set, and 2MB of chip RAM. New is the clouble-speed CD-ROM drive; a planar chip, which permits on-the-fly graphic conversions to .Amiga bit- planes (which should usher in an era of Wolfenstein 3-D style games); and Kickstart 3.1 in ROM (the .1 principally being adjustments to support the CD-ROM drive). Otherwise, it is very much a console. No floppy drive. No keyboard. No hard disk. (For saves, it uses 1K of non-volatile RAM, which is likely to mean password systems.) The single controller broadly similar to that of the Super NFS, but shaped more like a pilot’s control wheel has seven buttons and a four-way directional pad. It plugs into the standard Amiga joystick mouse ports on the machine’s left side. Not to say that expansion isn’t a possibility for the future. The screw-down flap at the right rear conceals a good- sized expansion port. Commodore isn’t saying much about expansion plans right now beyond the MPEG (Motion Pic- By Peter Olafson ture Experts Group) module, which is expected to ship later this fall with a price around $ 200 and will give CD32 fiill-motion-video capability. With this option, you’ll never know you weren’t watching television. Once developers begin to put MPEG to use, you’re going to see some unbelievable cinematic effects. In addition, you can play audio Cds, watch CD+G and Video CD movies, and play most CDTV titles. Commodore is also talking about A1200 and A4000 CD-ROM drives that will let you play CD32 games on your AGA machines. CD32 supports CDXL, but Commodore has yet to finalize an agreement to license Kodak CD for the new machine. The possibilities for CD32 are enormous. Coupling the graphics power of AGA and ’020 speed to the vast storage capacity of the CD-ROM and 16-bit stereo audio with a lisi price (estimated at $ 400) on a par with Sega’s less-powerful CD system and one substantially less than the $ 700 projected for the first 3 DO-based machine it has the potential not only to relieve CBM’s current cash crunch, but also to put Amiga technology into millions of homes much as the A500 did in 1987. I he US appears a step or two behind Europe in terms of support for this machine, which debuted overseas two months before the machine's introduction in Pasadena in September (for more about the US unveiling, see p. 8). According to Commodore, CDS2 will initially be available in "limited quantities" and sold at "strategic areas” in the US before the national push slated for CES in January. (CBM reportedly moved an encouraging 8000 units within days of CD32’s release in Europe.) CBM has gone to the source of its current strength: its powerful European developer network. And that, at least initially, is where the games will come. Europeans have had the specs since last spring, and initial PAL versions shipped in early September. (US developers were conspicuous by their absence from a developer list provided by Commodore.) Games Lineup Of course, a machine is only as powerful as the software available to run on it. Technically, there are eight years' worth of sterling Amiga software waiting on the shelf- much of which could be converted to run under the new specs and a good share of the initial run of games can be expected to be in ibis vein or straight ports over from the A1200. (For more on A] 200 games, see “AGA Attack” on p. 31.). For instance, Gremlin Graphics is bundling all three of its Lotus car- racing games on a single CD. Mindscape has a two- pack TV Sports offering that includes baseball and boxing games. System 3 reportedly will reissue all three in its Last Ninja series Ninja Remix and Last Nin- jas II and III for CD32. (For that matter, don't be surprised if Europe’s enterprising budget labels use all this extra closet space to put together compilations. The possibilities are mind-boggling.) But it's early yet, and at this writing (late September), there were just three CD32-specific games available. Two were bundled with the machine in Europe Millennium's Diggers strategy arcade game and Flair's platform game Oscar and Millennium's James Pond II: Robocod was in some London shops even before the machine. (At press time, Commodore hadn’t indicated what software would be bundled with the machine for its American launch in October.) Oscar is bound to get attention; it's a lovely bit of sight-seeing. It was first conceived as a follow-up to Trolls II, and, like Trolls AGA, its 256 colors beam out of the screen. It is like virtually nothing you’ve seen in terms of richness and density of color- both in the background and up front and while I hankered for a joystick over the controller’s directional pad, the game play is there as well. James Pond II: Robocod was exceptionally well regarded in the platform-game held when it made its initial appearance on the Amiga in 1991, and it has aged pretty well. This version is substantially identical to the A1200 version which is to say larger, faster, and with just a bit more sparkle in its pictures. Solid stuiL Diggers is quite different. You use icons to control a team of five Lemming-sized men whom you send off to dig for jewels (which you can sell). Of course, there are three other races working alongside you...and at odds with you. It's not a quick game it covers an enormous area but it seems to have a decent amount of depth and variety, and I found myself drawn back to it again and again. (We’ll look at all three in detail in “The Game Preserve” in the not-too-distant future.) More Games in the Offing There’s more coming a lot more and many will be out by the time you read this. In fact, some were set to follow the machine straight into the shops. In September, Gremlin Graphics was expected to release a CD32 version of its platform hit Zool, with a new level, 3-D rendered shots, and a CD soundtrack; Renegade is releasing a CD32 CDTY version of its well-regarded Sensible Soccer; and Mindscape International plans a version of Jordan “Prince of Persia” Mechner’s great isometric puzzle game, D Generation. Commodore estimates that CD32 will also run about 60 percent of existing CDTV titles among them the brand-new Defender of the Crown II, by renowned .Amiga artist Jim Sachs, which is reviewed in this month’s “Game Preserve” (p. 80). .And we can expect to see a number of compatible latter-day CDTV' games that weren’t released in that format. Here's a sampling of other entertainment packages from Amiga game developers you can expect in the coming months. Bullfrog: You knew die Populous PowerMonger boys would come through, right? Expect to see a high-powered CD32 version of Syndicate incorporating some new features that will be included in a data disk late this year and others (like the rotatable view and interior cutaways) specific to CD. Other projects farther down the road sound mind-blowing: Reportedly the Bullies are working on a CD32 version of Theme Park (an amuse- ment-park construction set); a new underwater first-person God sim called Creation; and a flight simulator (for want of a better description) using a magic carpet and inspired by The Arabian Nights. Flair: The beat-'em-up Surf Ninjas and the beautiful graphic adventure Genesis are planned, along with versions of the AGA games 1869 (trading in the 19th century) and Whale's Journey (futuristic RPG). Grandslam: The wonderful greens game, Nick Faldo's Golf, is on the way in 256 colors, no less, with voices and there reportedly will also be a soccer game, England World Cup'94. International Computer Entertainment: Amiga Format magazine reports that ICE is doing a game based on the Japanese cartoon Akira, It’s said to involve some motor cycle racing, and to have “plenty of blood and gore." Yummy. Krisalis: Soccer Kid and Sabre Team are slated to make die transition the former with improved animation, the latter with extra levels. MicroProse: Well, uh, it isn’t a done deal. An MPS rep in Europe indicated the company hasn’t committed to any CD32 projects yet, but is keeping an eye on things. Given past performance, it’s likely MPS will join in the fun. (The haunted-house game The Legacy is the name most frequently bounced around in the UK gaming press.) Millennium: The massive third episode in the James Pond line Operation Starfi5h (that’s not a typo) and the arcade puzzle game Morph are headed for CD32. Mindscape: Mindscape and its parent company, Software Toolworks, have long been active in the CD market, so small surprise that it’s bringing out four CD32 titles. .After TV Sports and D Generation comes the silly 11-level platform game, Alfred Chicken. But the big one is the CD32-only Liberation Tony Crowther’s follow-up to the hit futuristic role-player Captive with 4096 computer-created plots and more than 36,000 Mirage: 1 have four words for you: Rise of the Robots. This one headed up by a former Bitmap Brother could be big; Mirage indicates it’s more like a movie than a game. You’re a cyborg sent into a robotic manufacturing plant to save it from a super-smart (but virus- infected) robot that has taken over the plant. In the process, you’ll fight five types of robots each with its own AI. The chief robot (The Supervisor) has some moves that make him sound like something nasty out of Terminator2. The ray-traced images in the slide show running at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) looked great. If the game play measures up, we’re all going to be very busy come January. Ocean: Look for the giant UK label to do versions of Ryder Cup Golf, Sleepwalker, Jurassic Park, along with DID’s flight games T.F.X. and Inferno. Psygnosis: You can expect versions of Microcosm a gorgeous first-person shoot-’em-up and Dracula. Renegade: This outfit will follow Sensible Soccer with the sideways shooter Uridium 2 and The Chaos Engine. Storm: The Lawnmower Man from appearances, a string of challenging arcade sequences in a 3-D environment is being developed for CDTV, and a CD32 version, while not definite, is a fair possibility as well. Supervision: Aversion ofDonk!, that neat platformer featuring a samurai duck, is planned. System 3: Look for Putty 2 to grace the CD32. Putty was a splendid arcade puzzle game in very much the same mold as Morph (only prettier and tougher). Team 17: Alien Breed 2, Body Blows, and Body Blows Galactic are all in line for the CD32. And spokesman Martyn Brown notes that X2, the follow-up to the spectacular sideways shooter Project-X, may be CD32-only. Thalion : There will be a CD32 version of Ambermoon (sequel to Amberstar), a massive free-scrolling role- playing game the second of that type (after Legends of Valour) to reach the Amiga. 21st Century: A 256-color Pinball Fantasies is planned for CD32. US Gold: An enhanced version of the arcade-adventure Flashback is a possibility. Virgin: Like MicroProse, this label's plans seem a bit indeterminate nothing was formally announced at ECTS but it’s been reported elsewhere that Virgin plans to do a CD32 version of Dune with speech and enhancements to the travel scenes. Virgin’s Amiga support has always been strong, and it's likely as not that the company will jump in with a project or two. The question on everyone's lips is whether there is a Sonic or a Super Mario World hiding in this lineup or on the drawing boards a game that will drop jaws, suspend disbelief, and compel people to buy the machine in order to play it. Well, that remains to be seen, but the games in this initial batch are good, solid offerings that begin to draw on CD32’s potential. ¦ Wild-eyed Peter Olafson, Aws Gomes Editor, has recently returned from ECTS, a major UK-based computer games show, where he witnessed much support and excitement for CBM’s new interactive game machine. AW SPECIAL: THE NEW AMIGA GAMES 2 Are you game ? Brace yourself for the onslaught of AGA games just in time for the holidays. From ‘Air Bucks” to “Zool 2, ” here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for thrill-seeking Amiga gamers. Datience has always been a useful commodity* for the devout Amiga gamer. Patience for loading. Patience for installation. Patience for copy protec - ¦ ¦ tion. Patience for the games that don’t appear on time, and patience even for the ones that do. (Patience with gloating IBMers you want to hit with a wrench, for that matter.) But whoever said “Patience is a virtue” never had an A1200 and a gamer’s bloodlust for something hot and deep to populate it. It's been some wait. At this writing (mid-September), nearly a year has passed since the first A 1200s appeared in London’s High Street shops, and up until now there hasn’t been a single exceptional game available that was designed expressly for AGA (Advanced Graphics Architecture) machines. And there’ve been fewer than 20 of those. True enough, we’ve had plenty of sonic and graphic upgrades of good games conceived for OCS and ECS Amigas. True enough, we’re beginning to see the expected trickle of VGA IBM-to-AGA Amiga conversions. And, true enough, even without the flood of AGA-titles, there’s a certain pleasure to be had in rediscovering how too-slow flight sims and disk-intensive role-players suddenly seem just fine under an ’020. But that probably wasn’t the plan most of us had when we plunked down our money. We wanted games conceived for our hot new 32-bit machine. (Otherwise, it’s a little like buying an A500 so you can run a C64 emulator.) And it’s a short step from “Patience is a ? By Peter Olafson virtue" to “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore." We’ve had the salad, we’ve eaten all the bread, and we’ve had an animated chat with the folks at the next table. Now, where’s the beef? It’s here. With the first full Christmas season since the machine’s release just kicking off, we’re suddenly on the cusp of a regular flood of A1200 games flight sims, driving games, platform games, sports games. By the time you read this, you’ll be hip deep in the stuff most of it from Europe, especially the UK and 1994 appears to hold more of the same. The A1200 is about to come into its own. In that spirit, here’s a buyer’s guide to existing and real-soon-now A1200-specific games with not a few previews, first looks, and no-such-luck-pals thrown in for good measure. The last year has been rather dismal and gray much like England’s autumn weather but the future's looking so bright, I’ve got to wear X-Specs. Follow-up to the superb set-piece beat-’em-up Bodv Blows. 4 Not previewed, but it’s apparently an off- planet variation Air Bucks 1.2 Impressions At press time, it appeared this excellent and challenging run-your- own-airline strategy game would be the first AGA game to see formal US release, = It's been available overseas for a while in its initial rendition, but Impressions considered it too slow for release here.) It is, to all intents and purposes, a twin of the IBM VGA version, with more of a head for business than comparable .Amiga games like Black Gold and Ports of Call. Alien Breed 2 Team 17 A little introduction may be neces- sary here, as the original Alien Breed never got much attention in the US. A shame, too: It was essentially an Alien-ish story line trans- An improved version of Revolution Software’s futuristic follow-up to Lure of the Temptress a collaboration with Watchmen Comic Book author Dave Gibbons is planned for the A1200. Called the "first computer-based animated comicbook adventure." Steel Skv is set in 4 a world ruled by corporations (a la Syndicate). They’ve destroyed the environment the wasteland outside the huge city-states is known as The Gap and the game opens with gap-dweller Robert Foster’s mysterious ar- rival in a city. Planted onto a spiffed-up version of the Into the Eagles Nest engine. It was simple enough to appeal to anyone basically, you were collecting keys, ammo, and dosh to spend on better weapons at the computer consoles and atmospheric as hell. This new one is as crisp as they come, with fantastic hard-edged graphics and more of everything that made the original such a grabber. Beneath a Steel Sky Virgin on BB and is said to put two BB characters up against the best fighters of seven alien races, with new moves, better sound, and improved backdrops. Brutal Sports Football Millennium Millennium has been touting this as “BeastbaH" for some time, and I finally had a chance to take a peek at it at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) in September. .And Beastball is right: It’s enjoy- ablv violent and in its wav reallv 4 4 4 quite funny stuff essentially a barbarous version of US football played out by genetically-engineered monsters. (Remember Grand Monster Slam?) After a game, the field looks as though it’s been plowed for planting. Burning Rubber Ocean Finally, some competition for Nigel Mansell in the arcade racing genre. This is an Outrun-type arcade racer in the Jaguar Lotus vein, with a range of cars and scenery, a shop to pick up add-ons, cops on your tail, and pedestrians (if you’re not careful) as hood ornaments. The Chaos Engine Renegade This two-player strategy shooter from the Bitmap Brothers a Gauntlet with good looks and a brain is in the pipeline. It’s said to make use of 256 colors and to have better sound than the original. Civilization MicroProse This 256-color version of Sid Meier’s strategy classic has actually been out for a while, but only over- seas and only as part of a hardware bundle (the First external hard disk For the A1200). As I write this, it should finally be out as a solo product and as pretty or prettier than the VGA original version. (Of course, beauty was never Civ's strong suit anyway.) Day of the Tentacle Lucas Arts Rumor Quashing Dept: A .DMS archive purporting to be an Amiga demo of this follow-up to Maniac Mansion has been making the rounds of BBSs. However, Lu- casArts folks swear that nothing of the sort is in the works (though they’re still keeping an eye on the Amiga market). This apparently was someone’s idea of a joke. Dennis Ocean Not much info available on Dennis (as in “the Menace”), but it’s evidently a license based on the dreadful John Hughes film, and, as it’s also planned for the Super NES, I’ll lay odds it has a platform or two in it. Diggers Millennium Lemmings as miners, more or less. (Someone ought to get those guys a union.) The CD32 game, in-bound in a trimmed-down version for the A1200, is an interesting composite of game styles: controlling five tiny miners (unless you leave them alone too long, at which time they go off and do their own thing); some managing of resources (they mine for jewels); horning in on three computer opponents; and the broad, simple pleasures of exploring a vast underground. Donk Supervision * This platformer from The Hidden development team featuring a, uh, samurai duck was called “Dong” in its initial rendition for the sadly defunct DM I label. Needless to say, some stores were not amused and the name was changed to the more accessible Donk. Good thing, as this definitely deserves an audience. It’s gorgeous, with big sprites, lots of colors, and a split-screen two-player mode that out-consoles the consoles. Dungeon Walk Public Domain Not a finished game, actually, but an encouraging interactive demo for techniques that will be put to work in one. This AGA-only offering available via FTP over Internet is a seminal dungeon crawl with smooth scrolling as you move between squares, occasional car- toony monsters, and continuous on-screen auto-mapping. 1869 Flair Worthwhile if only because it’s dif- ferent from anything else to reach the 1200: a trading game for up to four players set in...wot the title sez, mate. Trading games can be a bit dull, but this is a notch or two up from standard fare in that it’s more a simulation. 1869 appears simple at first, but there’s rather more to do than just buy and sell commodities: crews to keep happy, advice to hear, newspapers to read, and so on. Fatman The Caped Consumer Interactivision Delightful plat- former in the Superfrog vein from a new Danish developer, it features a chubbv main j sprite who belts baddies with his big belly (Chuck Rock style) ancl gobbles tons of munchies. The levels go on forever, and they’re packed with cute stuff. Genesis Flair A richly drawn, icon-driven time-travel adventure the scenes I saw looked as though parts had been digitized from life featuring a young woman of...well, less-than-extensive wardrobe. (Flair indicates that she’ll be better draped in the release version.) It’s set in the Jurassic and Medieval eras and winds up in a composite of the present and the future. Giger-Tetris Shareware The second freely distributable AGA game it’s a wonder there haven't been more is a pretty straight version of the classic falling-block game, with a lovely backdrop drawn from the catalogue of the artist who inspired Dark Seed. What’s next, AGA Minesweeper? Inferno Ocean Many of the games here will be out by the time you read this. This one won't be until 1994. This smooth spaceflight simulation from DID apparently began life as a follow- up to Epic hence the subtitle “The Odyssey Continues” but the demo I saw at ECTS suggests it’s gone well beyond that. Lots of smooth flight and big lights in elaborate environments on seven planets and three moons. The list of features is simply staggering: a vast i environment planets with light and dark sides, weather, and gravity; a light-sourced cockpit; up to 80 missions in a given game; and 300 or more ships in a battle. 1994? I’m not sure I can wait. International Open Golf Championship Ocean Remember Zany Golf? Well, this here is Ghastly Golf'. It just doesn’t do very much right. The graphics ache from hunger. The interface is too simple. The promising follow - the-ball view turns out to be simply a pitiful series of slow snapshots (even on a 40 Mhz machine). And I especially like the way the movement of the ball follows completion of the swing. I can’t go on: it’s just too painful. Better golf games were released for mortal Amigas four years ago. And Ocean UK seems to know it, too; they’re pulling it and teeing up for the forthcoming Ryder Cup instead. ISHAR Silmarils This update to Silmaril’s excellent Ishar is the first RPG to be rendered in AGA. Not that it matters much; the original was great with a lovely impression of mist in the distance, a sense throughout of quiet intimidation, assertive characters who resisted being bossed around, and a happy reliance on the player’s abilities over such matters as mapping. All that remains in place here, and Ishar’s high color is a bit higher. Recommended, and an AGA version of the excellent Ishar II (see this issue’s “Game Preserve,” p. 88, for a review) is around the corner. James Pond II: Roboc.od Millennium The first of the AGA platform- game conversions to really add anything substantial to the mix, with six new levels, hard-disk installabil- ity, and marginally better graphics. (JP was a pretty handsome little cod to begin with.) As fun as ever. James Pond III: Operation Starfi5h Millenium Woody’s World (see next month’s “Game Preserve”) is calling itself the biggest platform game. JP III calls itself the biggest and the best. It has (it says here) more than 140 levels, 24,000 screens, 400 secret rooms or bonuses, a new character (a frog) and the largest JP sprite to date, lots of new gadgets, and all this at twice the speed as Sonic the Hedgehog. Jurassic Park Ocean This mav be Ocean’s first reallv worthy licensed game. It has the potential to be a metaphorical Tyrannosaurus Rex among the little Vc loci raj) tors of the Amiga game world this Christmas. JP is essentially a composite of two action games: an angled-down Ultima VI- style point-of-view for the out of doors, and a free-scrolling Wolfen- stein 3-D blastfest indoors. King’s Quest VI Sierra Yup, you read correctly; King's Quest VI. Sierra, which quit the Amiga market last year in the wake of Conquests of the Longbow, has quietly re-entered it with an A1200 (and a standard 32-color Amiga) version of Roberta Williams’ latest entry in the saga of Daventry's first family. It’s I he first Amiga conversion I he company hasn't done itself . (Hurrah! Yippee! Yahoo!) KQGwas farmed out to England’s Revolution Software (developers of the Virtual Theater adventures Lure of the Temptress and the forthcoming Beneath a Steel Sky). The characters in this 32-color version move much more smoothly and quickly than any of Sierra’s latter-day Amiga products. The A1200 version should, God willing, look and play substantially the same as the VGA version. Morph Millennium I raved and drooled about this elemental puzzle game in which you literally wander lonely as a cloud... z and an inferno...and a puddle... and a bowling ball a couple of issues back (see Oct.’93, p.79). It was pretty then, and I can’t imagine that they could do much to liven up the graphics. But they have added 12 more levels. Mr. Nutz Ocean He’s a squirrel with a feisty look on his face. Can’t say more. This plat- former, once intended for standard Amigas, appeared destined only for the consoles. Maybe the A1200 brought it back to life. Naughty Ones Interactivision A polished, minor-key platform game with cute, squat figures. The graphics in the little demo I played were charming and detailed, and the game play surpisingly addictive. Hi the final version, there will be more than 50 screens arrayed over five worlds, and a single- screen two-player mode. Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Gremlin, distributed by EID fhe second game to get bumped up to AGA, and a more sensible choice than the two platform games that bracketed it. It loads much faster (the original took forever), handles better, and looks marginally sharper. Word has just reached me of a second AGA version that allegedly features more graphic enhancements. A ; V (i A ill E S Pinball Fantasies 21st Century The best pinball game ever to appear on any computer gets bumped up to 256 colors. (Apparently about half of ’em got used on the ball itself which now looks very realistic.) They’ve also improved the speed, which I wouldn’t have thought possible. Pinball Illusions 21st Century Still some ways away (like a year), the third release in this series will feature, among other things, the ability to put more than one ball in play simultaneously. Unfortunately, the prosepcts of a construction set aren’t looking good. Prime Mover Psygnosis Psygnosis makes its move to AGA with, of all things, a motorcycle racing game the bitmapped kind, a la Super Hang-On. (Not another Red Zone, thank goodness.) I’ve seen only the standard Amiga version, which was already quite breathtakingly last. Rally Eurosofl Remember Lombard Rally? It was a rather good racing game from the late ’80s that managed to convey a real sense of being on the road. (Not to mention the sense of vertigo when coming over the crest of hills.) This is a sequel of sorts, and if the artwork and ink I’ve seen is any indication, it’s looking very good. Ryder Cup Ocean All I have on this golf game is a press release, but it sounds promising. You control a team of 12 golfers (12? I can barely manage one) competing for the cup under tournament rules. The graphics are supposed to be realistic “you can almost smell the grass” and use Gourad shading. And the folks at Ocean say it’s better than International Open Golf. Sabre Team Krisalis Another interesting choice for the AGA treatment. This game an angled-down variation on games like Breach II and Special Forces came out last year in a J standard Amiga version that was intriguing in concept, but, unfortunately, burdened with an awkward control system that made it hell to play. This new version has better graphics and, since the 1200 version will take ofTfrom the IBM, it will also inherit the simplified, sensible controls. SimLife Mindscape International The first game to make its initial appearance in an AGA version. Budding geneticists: This will save you a lot of money on lab equipment. SimCity fans: Wait for Sim Farm. Sleepwalker Ocean Get this whichever machine you J have. It’s a wonderful game faithful dog protecting sleepwalking master from the hazards of a cityscape-cum-platform game but I have to admit it's an odd choice for conversion. What was done a few extra colors, mainly didn’t change much. (It’s slightly smoother and faster.) Soccer Kid Krisalis A great arcade- adventure, using the same engine as the excellent Arabian Nights, that puts me in mind of Sleepwalker. (You can manipulate vour soccer ball j to get to places you can’t.) No specifics, but the 1 200 version will probably look and sound a bit better not that it needs to. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Interplay Ah, finally! I hear this is getting bumped up to the AGA treatment. It’s a multicharacter graphic adventure that captures perfectly the charming flavor of the series something Interplay’s always been good at mingled with smooth space-combat sequences. This should be dazzling. Surf Ninjas Flair I don’t know much about this, I’m afraid. A beat-’em-up progressive, rather than set-piece apparently based on the movie of the same name. Survival Interactivision Nothing after the apocalypse should look this pretty. It’s a large- ish strategy game, set in Europe and the US, in which your object is to unify the survivors of World War III and rebuild civilization. That requires building, transport, some sort of military (not everyone’s as friendly as you are), and new technology to bring it off. Syndicate Electronic Arts Not! The announced A1200 version of Bullfrog’s dark strategy game was to feature a rotatable point-of-view and cutaway shots of ? The interior of buildings the latter a decided improvement over the pin-the-tail-on-the-donkev routine used in the standard Amiga game. Vlas, it’s not to be; they’re doing it for the CD32 instead (see “Games Engine Par Excellence!” on p.26). A G A G A M E S
T. F.X. Ocean If you can’t wait for Inferno, this may tide you over. It’s from the same outfit, and is a follow-up, of sorts, to DID’s flight simulator F- 29 Retaliator. It features F-29's silken flight, an amazing level of ground detail, eight theaters, a choice of three aircraft, and around 200 missions. And the polygons don’t look much like polygons any more. Transarctica Silmarils The original Transarctica left me a bit chilly, and 224 additional warm colors in the AGA version haven’t nudged up the thermostat a bit. This futuristic strategy game based around a giant train roaming an icy post-nuclear world in search of the sun has a lot of nice internal toys, but needs more help in the boredom department than with its palette. (Watching a little choo- choo chugging around a liquid-pa- per landscape just doesn’t set my blood to boiling.) Trolls Flair This will remind you right off the bat of the bundled CD32 game, Oscar, and well it should, for Oscar started life as Trolls II, Its precursor is probably the best of the A1200 pure platfonners: absurd characters with perpetual grimaces and Don King hair, lovely shading and detail throughout, and above-average game play. Trolls AGA really begins to exploit the power of the machine. I can tell because my mouth is still hanging open, Uchess, v. 2.31 Public Domain The first AGA game in the public domain looks great, plays a wonderfully aggressive game, and keeps getting better as author Roger Uzun (of Heart of the Dragon fame) seems committed to regular upgrades. But don’t even bother looking for this unless you have buckets and buckets of extra memory. Uridium II Renegade Back in eight-bit days, Uridium was one of the sideways-scrolling shoot-’em-ups on the C64, Uridium II, from Fire & Ice author Andrew Braybrook is bound to be hailed as one of the sideways scrollers for the Amiga. The standard version will rip along at 50 frames per second, and the A1200 version will throw in extra sampled sound and graphics and something called “a mayhem mode.” Whale’s Journey Flair
- playing game, Whale’s Journey is fat with J data (on seven floppies), and there’s a fair amount to do (choosing the parents in the character- creation stage is a real hoot!), but I found the story line a bit too thin. I’m still exploring it, though, and you may want to give it a look for yourself. Wing Commander Electronic Arts UK A long story with (apparently) a happy ending. Wing Commander Amiga received a genera 11)' warm reception when it appeared a year ago, but complaints about its speed on low-end machines and limited palette made it a natural candidate for A1200dom. First that was a go: Mindscape International was planning to follow up WC with a 256-color version. Then it was postponed, as Mindscape’s conversion contract lapsed and Electronic Arts acquired WC publisher Origin. And now it’s a go again, under the auspices of EA, and, at this writing, was planned for October release overseas. Reports indicate that prerelease versions are looking very tasty. Now, where are those Secret Missions disks? Zool Gremlin Graphics, distributed by EID This conversion of the heavily- hyped platform game was first of its kind in late 1992, and so is bound to be thought of with a certain lingering affection perhaps lingering longer than was its due. The A1200 version has more music and new background graphics that tend to obscure the baddies and make an already tough-ish game all the tougher. Zool 2 Gremlin The game play apparently is pretty much the same, but the new Zool is otherwise much bigger and more varied. He’s acquired a girlfriend (Zooz), a two-headed dog (Zoon), and a host of new enemies for this most recent trek through nine large levels (which can be completed via different routes depending on which character you select). Time limits have been stiffened to spice up the challenge, and Zool himself has been given some new abilities. Of course, I haven’t actually played it much yet, but patience, eh? Review coming. ¦ Peter Olafson writes AW’s monthly game section, “The Game Preserve. ” ALL-TIME AMIGA GAME HIT By Tom Malcom YOU SAW, YOU played, and you voted. And vote you did! .Alter bulldozing our way through some four thousand ballots in the first-ever Player’s Choice Awards, we came up with your “Top 5" favorite Amiga games of all time plus an “Honor Rolf’ of the ten next most popular titles. In addition, one lucky reader took down a brand-new .Amiga 1200 in the Player’s Choice Contest Grand Prize drawing (see profile on p. 38). Since the Amiga debuted nearly a decade ago, there have been so many excellent games and entertainments written for it that picking the best of the best can only be accomplished by a general consensus like this one. While your own personal list will almost certainly be different, we hope you feel proud at being a part of the selection process and AW wishes to thank each and ever)' one of you for participating. So, starting from the top, here are the “Player’s Choice” winners:
1. Lemmings Psygnosis Lemmings is the game that made Psygnosis a superstar in game publishing. Ti struck just the right blend of arcade and puzzle gaming and gave us the most engagingly cute characters ever seen in a computer game. Saving lemmings from themselves quickly became an obsession with Amiga owners who had never even played a computer game before. Above all, the game bad personality and charmed the socks off everyone who played it; Lemmings is deservedly at the top of the list. ? K
2. SimCity Maxis
3. Wings Cinema-ware 4. Pinball Fantasies 21st Century AMIGAWORLD IS PLEASED to announce the winner of its Player’s Choice contest. He is Tim Hurley, 20, of Roselle, NJ, who will receive an Amiga 1200 computer as the Grand Prize. Tim’s entry was selected from among those of thousands of AmigaWorld readers who cast their ballots for their favorite games. A current A500 owner, Tim uses his system for a variety of applications, including computer art, animation, music, and telecommunications. Anxious to maximize the capabilities of his prize machine, Tim plans to outfit the A1200 with a hard drive and other accessories. But most of all, he can’t wait to enter the exciting world of AGA games. He lists Lemmings, Prince of Persia, and Dragon’s Lair as among his all-time favorites. Congratulations, Tim, and good luck with your new machine.We would like to extend our appreciation to all of our readers who entered the contest. And our special thanks to Tech Media Publishing’s Liz Abbott who put in countless hours tabulating your votes. ? DB If you have ever shoved a quarter into an actual pinball machine, you must have loved Pinball Fantasies. Easily the best computer pinball game ever done on any platform, Pinball Fantasies provided superior play on a choice of four equally smashing tables. Excellent graphics, sound, physics, and, most of all, the accurate cap- dent sims happy made SimCity more fun than an ant farm (and inevitably led to another Maxis success, SimAnt). And who could resist the perfect whimsy of being able to turn Godzilla loose to stomp into rubble the city7 you worked so hard to make? SimCity is so well done that, not surprisingly, it has become a serious tool for teaching city planning. Now, who would have ever thought that something like city planning could be this much fun? Ated a first-class flight simulator that redefined the genre, making it accessible to game players who weren't willing to learn the complex controls of traditional flight sims. Like Cinemaware’s other games, Wings was true to its cinematic origins and captured the essence of the movies it drew from while translating that essense into a highly playable computer game. The World’s First Multi-Platform Emulation System! EMPLANT is a hardware software product that is designed to allow the emulation of virtually any computer using the Amiga. A simple software driver and ROM(s) from the computer to be emulated are all that is required! Custom programmable logic allows the EMPLANT hardware to actually become the exact hardware of the computer it is emulating. Multiple emulation modules can be run at the same time using a single EMPLANT board! Full color MAC llx emulation! Support for up to 16 colors is provided for non-AGA machines. A4000 owners can use a full 256 colors! 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The emulation runs ALL known MAC programs, and in FULL color, (if the program supports color)...and all while MULTITASKING with the Amiga!! (MAC llx emulation module ’requires* an accelerated Amiga - 68020 or 68030 68040 w MMU) and 256K MAC ROMs (not provided). Not all emulation modules will require accelerated machines. Four megabytes of memory is recommended for use with System 7. Future emulations... Since the EM PLANT'S hardware is so versatile, a completely new and different computer can be emulated by just changing the emulation software patch and the ROM(s). MAC QUADRA, Mega ST, IBM AT (386 486), C64 128, Atari 400 800, and even game machine (Genesis SNES) emulators are planned in the near future. 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6. Out of this World Interplay A lot of jaws dropped when Interplay released Out oi This World. Previously, polygon-based graphics didn’t have much in the way of visual interest. OOTW changed all of that: Using close-ups, pans, lades, and the other techniques films use io catch and retain our interest, this otherwise basic arcade-type graphic adventure was a grabber from the first. Besides being a fast-paced killer arcade adventure, it also gave us a glimpse of the direction virtual-reality adventures are likely to take. Geon Master was tough: Endless hours of telecommunications lime were spent looking for help to get through sticky spots and discussing the merits of the game. Dungeon Master remains the prototypical underground graphic adventure.
12. Shadow of the Beast II Psygnosis One of Psygnosis' very finest, Shadow of the Beast II was a stunner awesome not only for its graphics, but also for its not- qu i te-impossible gam ep 1 ay.
9. Populous Electronic Arts Who could resist being a god? Certainly none of the thousands who played Populous. It gave everyone the chance to help nurture his or her favorite tribe of mortals while raining destruction and devastation on its enemies. Bullfrog struck a basic human chord with the theme of Populous and did it with a technical brilliance that set a new standard in the process. Graphics, sound, animation, and a powerfully sophisticated interface were combined to perfection in a game that was far more than the sum of its parts.
13. Pirates MicroProse Caribbean swashbuckling combined with elements of arcade gaming, conquest, and high-seas derring-do made Pirates a must- have for every would-be Errol Flynn.
7. Civilization MicroProse Sid Meier’s Civilization gave us the chance to not just read about history and culture, but to shape and guide it ourselves. The distant, dusty past suddenly came very much alive, and along with providing an enormously entertaining way to waste a few millennia in front of the computer, the game succeeded in the more subtle task of showing us how our civilization came to be what it is.
14. Monkey Island II Luc as Arts
10. Wing Commander Origin Probably the most popular IBM game ever, the Amiga version of Wing Commander proved to be just as compelling. A mission- based outer space entertainment, Wing Commander was one of those rare games where winning or losing is secondary to die experience of playing. Wing Commander was endlessly involving, in large part because it placed more emphasis on skill than on chance.
15. Gods Konami Undoubtedly the Bitmap Brothers’ best creation yet. Gods showed that classic fast- paced British arcade gaming still had the ability to dazzle us. ¦ Before Dungeon Master, fantasy and role- playing games were, for the most part, remote-controlled affairs with overhead views and interfaces more concerned with statistics than playability. Dungeon Master, however, slapped us in the face with a first-person viewpoint and dungeon adventuring the way it was meant to be done: up front, personal, and very dangerous. And Dun- i vm lYtaiium, an eajwr jor me laie-gteai unio magazine, covered the Amiga games heat for that publication. Write to him do Amiga World. Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03d 58.
* Editor's Note: hist month, we covered the high-end Amiga systems (A2000, 3000,
4000) , Here in the second and final installment of the series, we'll present controllers for the A 500, 1000, 1200, and CDTV. EXCEPT FOR THE just-announced CD32, eveiy Amiga model ever made has current options for hard-drive control expansion even though the oldest has been out of production for six years! The Amiga 1000, discontinued in 1987, still has one dedicated harcl-drive controller on the market (a version of Xetec’s Fasttrak), and at least two others are adaptable to it. Plenty of peripherals are still available for the popular Amiga 500, which was discontinued more recently. There’s even a SCSI adapter made specifically for Commodore’s CD IV, a system that never sold well. User I'he market for the Amiga 1200, on the other hand, is new and growing. We tested two SCSI controllers for the A1200, and received notification of more. Before we get into descriptions of the products, though, let’s check the medical history of hard-drive control for these machines. Prepping the Patient Last month, the first installment of this series covered some basic groundwork about hard drives, cable connections, interface standards, and other conventions. While we will recap briefly some of this information here, refer to Part 1 (Nov. *93, p. 49) for a more detailed discussion. As with the higher-end Amiga systems, there are two of hard drives from which to choose: SCSI (Small System Interface) and IDE (Intelligent Device residence again IS ; backin help lom-end Amiga time to s sjK!«, Up hard-drive access and overall system performance- Electronics). IDE drives are well supported in the IBM PC. Market and are marginally less expensive In an effort to cut A1200 costs to the bone, Commodore built an IDE interface into that machine. IDE drives, howevei, have several drawbacks when compared to SCSI drives: generally slower data-transfer speeds, more limited expansion options, and a very restrictive cable length (about two feet). In addition, SCSI devices are not limited to hard drives (you can add CD-ROM drives, tape drives, optical drives, scanners, and so on), and the SCSI bus also allows the networking of systems in order to share some of those expensive peripherals. Assembling your own expansion peripherals requires some basic skills (if you are unsure, have a dealer do the job). To install a hard drive you must be able to handle the components and hook up the appropriate cables. Static electricity can damage electronic components. Always discharge your body by touching the metallic parts of the computer’s main chassis. For the Amiga 500, the internal radiation shield is a good place to start. Avoid touching the active components of the circuit boards and disk drives. 1 ry to handle chips by their ends while avoiding the protruding contacts. Fot peripherals that do not include hard-drive enclosures, such as the ones designed for the Amiga 1200, you will ? 'yjitrton Ccvetsoyt also have to provide an enclosure, power supply, and interconnecting cable for the external drive. A little knowledge of the physical dimensions of hard drives is also helpful. The dimensions of older diskdrive modules corresponded to the original 5.25-inch I loppy drives supplied with the IBM PC although these were later replaced by half-height models. You may be able to find SCSI peripherals of this type for very attractive prices. Keep in mind, though, that these are usually older models whose speed and capacity are much less than the current crop of 3.5-inch drives, many of which are low-profile units only one inch high. Recently, 2.5-inch drives originally developed for laptop computers have entered the scene, and even smaller drives are starting to appear as the size of portable computers continues to shrink, hi general, drives smaller than the 3.5-inch models sell for a higher cost per unit capacity. (Note that the dimensions refer to the diameter of the magnetic platters that are built into the drives and not to their external dimensions.) All the systems 1 examined come with easy-to-use drive-preparation and set-up software. After partitioning and formatting the drives, I used the AmigaDOS
2. 0+ installer program to install the operating-system software. Note that CDTV still uses AmigaDOS 1.3. 13 p}4rA-Z>rive @t>vitrt>lUf& Feature summaries for 13 hard-drive interfaces for low-end Amigas are grouped by the Amiga model(s) for which they are intended. Within each group, cards are presented alphabetically by the name of the de- (yOntrotUr J cnchtHfrrk "£cs>t Jesuits Performance tests for all SCSI controllers were run with a Quantum LPS525S hard drive, a fast SCSI-2 device with an average seek time of only ten milliseconds, (SCSI-TV for CDTV was the exception; it was tested with an older Quantum ProDrive 40S.) Likewise, I tested all IDF controllers with a Seagate ST351A X drive. Host adapters that control SCSI and IDF devices were tested with both drives. You'll notice two sets of figures for the A500 controllers. I tested these systems first with the basic Amiga (results shown 011 the left) and then with Supra’s SupraTurbo28 68000 processor accelerator (figure on right). I have not included separate results for Xetec’s Fasttrak on the the A1000; performance should be the same as on the A500. Keep in mind that many factors can affect the results of these tests, and that you won’t always get f aster results with a more powerful system under certain conditions. But while it is difficult to interpret these numbers directly, they can give you a basis for comparison. Syslnfo 3.14 Testing system read speeds. All values represent multiples of 1000 bytes per second. HOST ADAPTER A500 DataFlyer 500 DataFlyer Express A500-HD8 +
* Ad!DE 2 Trifecta 500 SupraDrive 500XP
• Fasttrak SCSI 505 655 503 648 2125 2178 2891 2891 649 930 503 527 IDE 698 988 687 956 446 ** 607 ** MANUFACTURER Expansion Systems Expansion Systems GVP ICD ICD Supra Xetec A1200 Twelve Gauge SCSI RAM + CSA GVP 880 2209 CDTV
• SCSI-TV1 AmiTrix 716 MKSoft's DiskSpeed 4.2 Testing directory manipulation speed. All values represent number of files per second. HOST ADAPTER A500 with SCSI MANUFACTURER CREATE OPEN DIR. SCAN DELETE SEEK READ DataFlyer 500 Expansion Systems 18 23 46 66 139 197 71 113 62 68 DataFlyer Express Expansion Systems 18 25 46 79 141 254 73 144 59 76 A50Q-HD8 + GVP 18 27 45 72 106 153 62 116 63 83 Trifecta 500 ICD 36 81 52 114 168 329 78 180 55 73 SupraDrive 500XP Supra 20 24 47 85 133 271 77 152 57 77
• Fasttrak Xetec 22 26 45 70 119 165 68 101 72 87 veloper. Benchmark-test comparisons of ten of the cards can be found in the accompanying sidebar. For information on contacting the individual developers, consult the “Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses” list on p. 100. Mm 500 mm 1000 Exp a ns ion Systems Expansion Systems contributed two products for the A500 category: DataFlyer 500 and DataFlyer Express. DataFlyer 500 (available in three versions: SCSI only, SI89.95; IDE only, SI79.95; SCSI IDE, S239.95) features a newly redesigned, all-metal enclosure that matches the profile and contours of the A500. The case lacks a power-indicating LED, but it does have a hard-drive-activitv LED. When installed, DataFlyer 4 500’s case adds nearly six inches to the overall width of the system. Its design is modular, which keeps down the initial cost by letting von add features as you need them. Inside the enclosure there is a single Amiga 2000-style 100-pin expansion slot. The basic system is built around the DataFlyer host adapter for the A2000, which has both SCSI and IDE connectors. An optional memory board piggy-backs onto a 100-pin header on the drive interface card. The eight sockets on the memory board accept either 256K or 1MB SIMMs. The possible memory configurations are 512K, or 1. 2, 4, or SMB. Both the hard-drive interface and the memory card can be removed and installed in an Amiga 2000. The internal mounting plate accepts either a 3.5-inch half-height or 2.5-inch hard drive. An optional power ? DELETE 71 137 64 105 62 ** 70 ** SEEK READ 44 49 43 49 29 ** 33 ** DIR. SCAN 134 277 136 223 145 ** 145 ** OPEN 37 48 38 48 45 ** 48 ** MANUFACTURER Expansion Systems Expansion Systems ICD ICD CREATE 9 11 10 11 31 ** 29 ** HOST ADAPTER A500 with IDE DataFlyer 500 DataFlyer Express
* AdlDE 2 Trifecta 500 A1200 Twelve Gauge SCSI RAM + CDTV
* SCSI-TV1 CSA GVP 321 194 119 104 33 61 172 107 374 255 AmiTrix 14 34 26 67 MKSoft's DiskSpeed 4.2 Measures file create, write, and read speeds. Testing with a 262,144-byte, MEMF FAST, LONG-aligned buffer. All values represent multiples of 1000 bytes per second. HOST ADAPTER A500 with SCSI MANUFACTURER CREATE WRITE READ DataFlyer 500 Expansion Systems 202 389 216 417 481 631 DataFlyer Express Expansion Systems 199 379 214 404 473 610 A500-HD8+ GVP 1114 1314 1765 1632 1584 1739 Trifecta 500 ICD 1311 1875 2176 2190 2233 2348 SupraDrive 500XP Supra 493 743 622 845 608 851
* Fasttrak Xetec 514 577 631 668 605 641 A500 with IDE DataFlyer 500 Expansion Systems 357 394 452 455 763 799 DataFlyer Express Expansion Systems 367 394 451 455 763 799 "AdlDE 2 ICD 288 ** 335 ** 461 ** Trifecta 500 ICD 393 ** 472 ** 733 ** A1200 Twelve Gauge CSA 822 936 851 SCSI RAM + GVP 1244 1798 1886 CDTV
* SCSI-TV1 AmiTrix 177 329 516 1 Tested with an older Quantum ProDrive 40S SCSI hard drive.
* System was tested with 1MB of chip RAM only; the availability of fast RAM generally improves controller performance.
* * Host adapter not compatible with SupraTurbo 28. Supply can be installed inside the case. Connection to external SCSI peripherals is via an optional DB25 SCSI connector that mounts on the back of the case. DataFlyer Express (also available in three versions: SCSI only, S275.95; IDE only, $ 259.95; SCSI IDE, $ 329.95) integrates all of DataFlyer 500's expansion functions onto a single board. Its metal enclosure matches the profile and contours of the Amiga 500 while adding less than live inches to the overall width of the system. The main circuit board, however, is an A500-only card and cannot be transplanted to an A2000. I he top of the case has both drive-activity and power I.EDs. Both SCSI and IDE connectors and cables are included with the system. A low-profile, 2.5- or 3.5-inch drive can be installed on the internal mounting bracket; half-height devices will not lit in the enclosure. A DB25 connector for external SCSI devices is mounted on the rear panel, which also sports an A500-compatible external power connector if you have a spare Amiga 500 power supply. Eight sockets accept either 256Kor 1MB SIMM modules; possible memory configurations are 512K, or 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8MB. GVP GYP's A500-HD8+ ($ 399 with an 80MB hard drive) and A530 Turbo (S599 with BOMB drive and I MB RAM) are housed in plastic cases that match the profile and styling of the A500 and add about 5.5 inches to its width when installed on the side. Underneath their exteriors, both are mounted on all-metal chassis with sufficient shielding to meet ECC requirements. Inside, there is space for a low-profile, 3.5-inch SCSI drive. An internal “mini-slot” connector accepts such GVP peripherals as the GVP PC286 lf>MHz IBM PC AT emulator. Connection to external SCSI peripherals is via a DB25 connector on the back of the case. Both systems come with an external "brick” type power supply. The internal hard drives GVP provides with these systems have AmiiraDOS installed. The first time vou O power iij) your GVP system, the drive identifies the Kickstart ROM in ihe computer and automatically configures the hard drive with that version of Amiga DOS. O O The A500-HD8 + is a combination SCSI host adapter and RAM expander. The four sockets on the main circuit board accept eiiherl MB or 4MB SIMMs for a total of 2, 4, or SMB of RAM. The sloping front panel of the A500-HD8+ sports a pair of power and drive-activity LEDs, and a game switch that disables the hard drive but does not affect the expansion RAM. The A530Turbo combines a SCSI adapter, RAM expander, and 40 Mhz 68EC030 accelerator. The main board has a socket lor an optional 40 Ml Iz 68882 math coprocessor (for speeding math-intensive operations). Two sockets on the main board accept either 1 or 4MB 32-bit SIMMs for totals of 1, 2, 4, or 8MB of RAM. The unit’s sloping front panel provides three lights to indicate power, drive activity, and processor status, h also offers a turbo switch, which disables the accelerator, hard drive, and RAM, leaving the A500 sans expansion. GVP units apparently can sense certain system defects and limitations and reconfigure themselves to operate at reduced performance. This is apparently what happened when I conducted the speed trials for the A530 Turbo, which is why ii is not included in the table. Normally, says GVP, you'll get faster speeds with the Turbo than with the 11C8-K ICO ICD provided two products, AclIDE 2 and 1 ri feet a 500 LX, for our review. AdlDE 2 ($ 79.95) is probably the smallest Amiga hard-drive interface ever made. It is also the only A500 host adapter that does not plug onto the side of the machine.To install Ad IDE 2, open the computer’s case, remove the internal shield cover, and extract the 68000 processor and plug it into AdlDE 2. You then insert AdlDE 2 into the socket vacated by the 68000. The installation violates Commodore's warranty, but as A500 production has been discontinued, this should not be of concern. The system is completed by installing either a 2.5-inch or 3.5- inch hard drive inside the computer. It is possible to attach an external hard drive, but you must figure out how to run the cable (remember: IDE cable is limited to about two feet). Installation of an internal 3.5-inch drive requires the Prima Mounting Kit ($ 29.95), which includes ICD’s Shuffle Board. Shuffle Board lets you replace the A500’s internal floppy drive with a hard drive, and designates an external floppy drive as clfO:. Installing an internal 2.5- inch drive requires the Novia Mounting Kit ($ 14.95) a three-legged bracket that sits on the A500’s motherboard. AdlDE 2 precludes the use of external processor replacements on the expansion bus. For example, the system would not work with SupraTurbo 28. Internal processor replacements can be installed, but they must be stacked atop the AdlDE 2- thus vertical clearance inside the computer’s case becomes a limiting factor. AdlDE 2 also obstructs the adjacent Kickstart ROM socket, which in my case necessitated removal of a ROM switching device. With some minor soldering, the A500’s floppy-drive LED can he adapted to indicate hard-drive as well as floppy-drive activity. Although it is possible to install AdlDE 2 in an Amiga 2000, it was really intended for the A500. AdlDE 2 can also be adapted for the Amiga 1000 and CD IV'. The design of the Trifecta 500 LX ($ 179.95) is essentially the same as that of the Amiga 2000 version presented last month in Part 1.Trifecta 500 is housed in a plastic case with a metal chassis that matches the color and profile of the A500. The case is about a half- inch taller than the computer at its highest point. Removing a single screw at the back of the case lets you flip the plastic lid and expose the main circuit board, I lie LX version I used can interface to both SCSI and 11)E hard drives, and 44-pin IDE and 50-pin SCSI connectors are provided. (Trifecta 500 EC, a lower-cost IDE-onlv version, was recently discontinued but can be upgraded to full LX functionality through the installation of two chips.) There is space to mount either a
3. 5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drive directly on the board (an adapter cable is needed for 2.5-inch drives). The mounting holes extend through the underlying chassis, simplifying the installation. Trifecta 500 also has a single internal 100-pin expansion bus that is electrically similar to that of die Amiga 2000. Future accessories may be developed to connect to this bus. The system comes with its own "brick" type power supply. On-board jumpers let you choose between computer power or external power. Connection to externa! SCSI devices is via a 25-pin “D” connector on the back panel, which also sports a pair of miniature toggle switches that disable the hard drive and expansion RAM. You can adcl RAM toTrifecta 500 by installing up to 16 !MBx4 ZIP chips in its sockets; possible memory configurations are 2, 4, 6, or 8MB. Supra SupraDrive 500XP (84 99.95 with a 120MB drive) is a combination SCSI host adapter and RAM expander. The all-metal enclosure matches the color and profile of the A500, although it is set back about three indies from the from of the computer and extends about an inch and a half behind. When installed, it adds about 4.5 inches to the width of the system. The XP provides an A500 bus-passthrough connector lor adding other peripherals to its left. The back panel sports a DB25 SCSI connector, a switch to disable the hard drive, and a jack lor an optional external power supply although the computer itself supplied power for the unit 1 used. The right side panel provides miniature DIP switches for setting the SCSI ID for the internal drive and disabling the RAM. Inside SupraDrive 500XP there is space for a 3.5- inch, luilf-heiglit drive and up to 8MB of RAM. The memory sockets accept either 256Kx4 or 1MBx4 DRAM DIPs. The available memory configurations are 512K, or 1, 2, 4, or 8 MB of fast RAM. The package includes easy-to-use installation-and-set-up software, as well as a backup utility. (Systems purchased with bundled drives have the set-up software preinstalled.) When the system is powered up. It will check the computer's Kickstart ROM and then let you automatically modify the siartup-sequence accordingly. Xelcc Xetec's Fasttrak (SI 75) SCSI adapter for the A500 A1000 is housed in a brick-shaped, all-metal enclosure 9 inches deep and 1.75 inches high; it adds about 3.75 inches to the width of the Amiga 500. One corner of the case projects above the sloping portion of the A500’s keyboard. The basic system houses a SCSI adapter that is similar to Xetec's Mini fast card for the Amiga 2000. Fasttrack accepts the optional Xetec Fast Ram RAM card, which has four sockets for 256K, or 1 or 4MB SIMMs. (Its possible memory configurations are 512K, 1, 2, 4, or 8MB.) Fasttrak’s enclosure leaves no room for a hard drive or other SCSI devices. Instead, the drive must be housed in and powered from a separate external enclosure. Fasttrak comes with Xetec’s SCSI-MAC adapter, which is a DB25-to-50-pin ribbon cable, a six-foot DB25-terminatecl cable, and an eight-inch length of 50-pin flat-ribbon SCSI cable. All SCSI devices attach to the DB25 connector on Fasttrak’s back panel. Fasttrak also sports a bus-pass through connector; however, the dimensions of the opening surrounding the passthrough are less than Amiga standard. Some peripherals, such as Supra! Urbo 28, will not lit through the opening. The Amiga 1000 version of Fasttrak is a mirror image of the A500 version, with an attached bracket that elevates it to the height of the A1000 bus port. Xetec’s set-up-and-installation software is a bit cumbersome, as separate utilities format and partition the drive. When used with Kickstart 1.3, the hoot partition must be formatted with the old file-system software. Fasttrak can hoot from a FastFileSystem partition when used with Kickstart 2.04. Editors note: At press time, AmiTrix announced an option for owners of Commodore’s A570 CD-ROM drive for the Amiga 500. SCSI-TV570 adds a SCSI interface to the A570’s rear expansion port. Mm 1200 CSA The CSA Twelve Gauge (from $ 699) is designed to offer as many basic enhancements (memory, data storage, and processing power) on a single “belly board” (for the A1200’s underside expansion slot) as possible. Twelve Gauge achieves its high-performance density via a multilayer board and surface-mounted components on both sides of the board. The top of the board the side facing up after installation sports a single 72-pin SIMM socket that accepts 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32MB of 32-bit dynamic RAM. (Given Twelve Gauge’s speed, a 60-nanosecond or faster DRAM SIMM is a must.) The lower side holds a 50 Mhz 68030 chip. (A lower-cost version based on the 33 Mhz 68030 is also available starting at $ 599.) The board I tested had an optional 50 Mhz 68882 math coprocessor, autoboot ROM, and 4MB of 32-bit RAM. Last, but not least for the purpose of this article, the board supplies a SCSI host adapter. It includes a short ribbon cable and a DB25 connector that installs in the knock-out port on the A12(K)’s back panel. The cable and connector are small enough to thread through without opening the computer, and installing Twelve Gauge’s host adapter does not violate the computer’s warranty. In the Sysinfo 3.14 benchmarks (see table), the system clocked in very impressively at 7.2 times the speed of the basic Amiga 1200. It was, however, not nearly as fast as some other systems I tested. CSA mentioned that customers have asked for faster SCSI speeds, and plans to provide an upgrade that should nearly double the speeds we got (it may be available by the time you read this). The computational power of this board generates substantial heat. While I have not run any long-term checks, I assume CSA considered 'Twelve Gauge’s power consumption and heat generation in designing it. GVP GVP’s SCSI RAM + (from $ 249) also fits into the Amiga 1200’s belly-board slot. It features a SCSI-2 host adapter (for an internal 2.5-inch drive), an optional 68882 math coprocessor, and a pair of 32-bit SIMM sockets that accommodate up to SMB of RAM. The hoard I tested had 4MB of 32-bit RAM, a 33 Mhz 68882 math coprocessor, and 4 MB of 32-bit fast RAM. The possible RAM expansion options are 1, 2, 4, or 8MB. If you use a PCMCIA RAM card (for the credit- card slot on the A 1200’s side), SCSI RAM + is limited to 4MB of 32-bit RAM. You can add a SCSI drive internally or externally, 7 but either way, you must open the computer, which voids the warranty. I he board comes with a 40-pin header and a short matching ribbon cable. If you want a larger, external drive, the SCSI RAM-f SCSI kit (formerly optional at S60 but now bundled with the card) provides a longer cable and a DB25 connector that installs in the knock-out port on ihe computer’s rear panel. You must provide your own case and power supply for external drives. ? Editor's Note: Two developers have announced other drive adapters for the A1200, but neither was available in time for this article. Expansion Systems' DataFIyer 1200s is a SCSI controller for the company’s Baseboard 1208 multifunction board (RAM, coprocessor, and clock); ihe DataFIyer XDS Expansion Drive System will accommodate both IDE and SCSI devices. ICD's Viper S2. Designed for use with ICD’s Viper 1230 accelerator RAM coprocessor clock combo provides internal and external SCSI-2 connectors. CDTV AmiTrix Development SCSI-TV ($ 150) is a compact SCSI host adapter that fits into the expansion port on CDTV’s rear panel. Simply remove the port’s cover plate, slide SCSI-1 V into place, and secure the assembly using screws included in the package. The unit extends about two inches out the back of the system and includes a toggle switch to disable the host adapter. Connection to external SCSI devices is via a 1>B25 plug on the back. The circuit board is large enough to accommodate a
2. 5-inch drive inside the enclosure. The system provides both a 50-pin SCSI connector and a four-pin power jack for internal installations. An optional DT-327S installation kit (SI6 separately; $ 10 when purchased at the same time as the adapter) includes cables and an adapter for the high-density connector used on 2.5- inch drives. To set up and format a hard drive with SCSI-TV, you also need an external floppy drive and a compatible keyboard. (A “real” mouse is also helpful.) Once SCSI-TV is set up, you can boot CD IV from a hard drive or from its built-in CD-ROM drive. Recommendations All of these systems do the job for which they were designed. For the Amiga 500, ICD’s Trifecta 500 is the clear winner in terms of performance; it also oilers the greatest expansion for the least cost. GVFs A500- HD8+ runs a close second in both areas, and the A530 Turbo lets you add as much power as possible (accelerator included) without opening the computer. Xetec’s Fasttrak is the choice if space next to the computer is a problem, and if it’s IDF control you want, the DataFIyer units give the best results. The two A1200 products cater to different needs: CSA’s Twelve Gauge wins on computational prowess, while GYP’s SCSI RAM + runs ahead in terms of SCSI performance. Check your requirements and your pocketbook, and, especially with the single-slot A1200, consider future needs before you buy! ¦ Morton A. Kevelson, an electrical engineer, is a frequent contributor to Amiga publications. Contact him do Amiga- World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil (13-158. Perspective Editing Real Time Response Br Organic Deformations Polygon Editor' Photorealistic Renderer HAMS, 32 Bit Color Visual Time Editor Hierarchical Aniiiatipff New version 3.1 Animated Deformations Interactive 3D Painting 68040 Optimization Motion Blur Visible Lights Field Renderer 8000x8000 Resolution Telephone = 415) 390.9600. Fax (415) 390.9755 1955 Landings Drive. Mountain View. CA 94043 CALIGARI CORPORATION i Cdlt£3t| CbrjwtftUoili AtniRi Is 9 initemtk n 1 Com-nottore Etusawss Machines. Knight and Term.natai image-! Ciorued h> Paul VIDEO VIDEO SET
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One technique you might try is to bracket a painting’s form and structure almost as a photographer brackets an image with a series of different exposures. As the photographer can then choose an image with preferred tones and values, so can the Amiga artist select an image from a sequence that has the most interesting form and structure. This is a process of strategic discovery' and planned accidents. 1 he artist envisions and creates the limits to a form or composition, then the software generates intermediate variations from which to choose. This can be a fascinating collaboration and is effective on both abstract and representational images. I particularly like the results of morphing between paintings done in airbrush or “spatter” modes as shown in the accompanying illustration. The irregular dither in these images seems to lend itself to effective morphs. The upper inset shows the original painting, while the lower inset reveals the painting that was created as a destination limit to modify the original. The main idea was to explore shorter faces, more cat-like in nature, than the original. The large image that comprises the rest of the illustration shows a resulting midpoint mutation I liked between the two images. Strategic Morphing Remember that in this case the second image was painted specifically to modify the first. In creating it, I devoted more strategic thinking to the face than to the rest of the image. I drew the eyes of the second painting in about the same screen position as those of the original image because eyes are such a focus of attention in any portrait. I he less they need to move during a morph, the crisper they remain. Not much attention to position was required in painting the remaining facial features, other than being aware of the approximate orientation of the figure. What you should strive to create in your own experiments are extreme features that go beyond the alteration you envision for your original image. The point of the morph is to give yourself incremental adjustments of your image laced I would hope with some inspiring surprises. I set up my morph points at predictable spots: eyes, nose, outline of mouth, chin, checks, and the contours of the face. Face contours were connected as edges to tighten the integrity of that transition. On the bodv, a few 1 value details were steered toward each other as is evident in the distortions on the large image, but most of that area was left to simply undergo a transparency shift letting elements of the second image gradually fade over elements of the first. Sometimes it is most interesting to simply see what happens when parts of two compositions affect each other without anv real i plan. In this image, I used a straight zcro-to-niaxiiuum transparency curve, although sometimes it is useful to eliminate transparency transitions and just warp the original image toward a destination. For this experiment, 1 specified a nine-frame morph and, to save rendering time, stipulated that only frames 4, 5, and 6 be rendered. That was t he region of mutation that interested me. If you want more subtle increments of change, specify a 20- or 30-frame morph, but still render only a few frames from the range that interests Instead of morphing sheerly for the sake of the effect, make your morph transformations an organic part of the painting process itself. You. The morph is untouched for this illustration, but in reality it would be a starting point for a finished painting. I like the basic change in die face and what happened around the ears. The scraggly teeth were a nice surprise and are ripe for minor enhancement. The detail in the body area suggests a new direction that would never have occurred to me without the planned accidents of the morph. Further Experimentation Another experiment you might try is to morph between a photograph and a painting or drawing. I have had some real success scanning a photographic portrait and a charcoal drawing of a face and following the same morph procedure mentioned above. With a zero-to-maximum transparency curve, there are frames in the middle of a sequence that have a very unusual quality, somewhat realistic yet retaining the character and simplification of the charcoal drawing. I would say the most successful of these are in grayscale or some other monochromatic palette. All three morph programs function well in 24-bit color space, but I find that color can sometimes create distracting areas in morphs of this sort that do not appear in grayscale. I also created a “generic” charcoal face and am currently experimenting with morphing it to a variety of photographic portraits. My success rate so far is about 50-50 in terms of what I consider to be interesting results. Another experiment I am trying involves a full screen of random gray noise, a homogenous dither of pixels of all values. This is then warped toward the features in a photograph. I am having only limited success with this one, but some results are tantalizing enough that 1 am not giving up on the concept. There are so many ways that origin points can be organized on a variety of homogenous planes that I don’t want to quit until I have exhausted my ideas. I am beginning to try random clumps of values rather than uniform homogeneity in the source screen. This follows the cluster theory of probability and may be a better starting point. Perhaps you will have greater success, seeing lines of thought that have eluded me. In any event, I am continually drawn to these wonderful morphing programs as creative tools of exploration and discovery. If vou haven’t tried them yet, I strongly recommend that you add them to your set of graphics tools. Set aside any preconceptions about morphs and experiment. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, a nd software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply. ITS TRUE, NEWTEK’S Video Toaster has revolutionized video. But the VIDEO Making Your Toaster Cook-1 Toaster-specific products can make your hot video board even hotter...and they’re in abundant supply. By Paulo de Andrade SUITE Toaster by itself is not a solution to all problems, and so a market has grown up around NewTek's card. There are all manner of products that happen to work well with the Toaster, but some are designed specifically to improve the card’s performance. We’ve rounded up a few such products and, for the next two months, will discuss how they can help you. Next month we’ll examine hardware and hardware software combination products designed for use with the Toaster. But we’ll start things off now by looking at some Toaster software utilities. These are programs that offer better image manipulation, better character generation, more effects, better organization, professional- quality audio, and more, A D 516 Toaster Handler S249, SunRize Industries SunRize’s AD516 board and Studio 16 software does for audio what the Toaster does for video. It allows you to record and play up to eight CD-quality audio tracks directly to and from your Amiga’s hard disk. And the board’s SMPTE interface lets you svnc your soundtrack to your video precisely. It also lets you mix down all eight tracks into two for stereo sound. To integrate this system with the Toaster, SunRize released the AD516 T oaster Handler. It enables you to sync Toaster transitions to the board’s audio. The only problem is that the Toaster software takes over the Amiga, thereby limiting audio playback to two simultaneous tracks. You can overcome this by mixing multiple tracks into two in advance or by doing more complex audio work after the video edits. Another interesting use for this handler is in automated cable TV situations, where a Toaster is used to display Framestores while Studio 16 plays music. I recommend this setup to anyone who is serious about audio and suffers limitations imposed by a TR’s limited audio channels. Art Department Fro 2.3 $ 295,ASDG The familiar Art Department Professional is better than ever now that it can load and save Framestores. This allows you to easily manipulate Toaster images using any of ADPro's operators. It also lets you convert between several file formats. But the Toaster fun doesn't stop there. You can grab an image using the Toaster directly from ADPro, manipulate it, and then send it back. Or you can simply display an image directly on the Toaster’s framebuffers. This feature is particularly useful because it lets you conserve space by saving Framestores as JPEG files. Then, when you need to use the images again, just use ADPro to load the JPEG files and send them directly to the framebuffers. Auto Paint $ 89.95, A+ Development This program works in conjunction with Toaster Paint to let you create nice pages with beveled boxes of various shapes, with or without shadows. Each box can have an image, and the background can also be a separate screen. Auto Paint comes with several templates to help you create that fancy look you have been wanting for your CG pages. A+ Development also includes a few utilities: Frame Management lets you delete and renumber Framestores, while Flash Directories lets you assign keys F1 to F5 to different directories so you can easily find the Framestore you need. Montage $ 499.95, IjinoVision Technologies If you want your character-generator pages to look like those you see on TV, look no further. Montage is by far the best looking CG for the Amiga. It uses scalable fonts, multiple transparency levels, positionable text blocks, several colors and text attributes per line, and an amazing one-nanosecond font resolution. Even if you are using the Toaster’s new CG (Toaster 3.0 4000), you will find Montage superior. It even comes with software drivers that improve the Toaster's output. Its text scroll is very smooth, and you can easily import or export text to or from any word processor. When Montage is installed, a new button appears on the Toaster switcher screen. Clicking it transports you directly to Montage’s CG screen. Unlike the Toaster CG, you work in color with Montage, doing away with guesswork; you don’t need to preview as often to find out what the pages will look like. Montage has several great features, including embossed and beveled text and soft shadows. You can also assign text attributes to function keys for easy recall. I would like to be able to completely replace the Toaster CG with Montage, Toaster TooiKit 4000 An indispensable collection of utilities for Video Toaster 2.0, 3.0 and 4000 users. Toaster Sequence Editor • Toaster Project Editor • AnimToFX • FXToAnim • Color Font Converter
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1. 3 2.0 3.0 AGA compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 512K RAM. Recommended system: 512K RAM. Powerful, option-laden text editor. Even the lousiest text editor is like a cashmere sweater when compared to the typist's equivalent of a hairshirt an old Underwood typewriter. But while that old manual clacker is no match for its computer-driven offspring, neither are all text editors created equal. The best are borderline word processors that let you concentrate on your writing, not what you’re writing with. The worst are saddled with obscure UNIX-like commands or the sluggishness and quirks of AmigaDOS’s Ed text editor. ASDG’s latest solution is CygnusED Professional (CEDPro) 3.5. This text editor packs the power, speed, and flexibility that writers, programmers, and hobbyists alike will appreciate. A Constellation Revised CEDPro has long been a favorite with Amiga programmers, and its latest version doesn’t feel like an old program with new features slapped on top. Although it’s still compatible with Amiga- DOS 1.3, it now sports slick 2.0 3.0 features such as public screens, standard file and font requesters, and full support for both ECS and AGA screen modes. Setup is a snap, thanks to ASDG’s use of a standard CBM Installer program. CEDPro consists of four programs: CED, the editor itself; Ed, a tiny program that loads or activates CED; MetaMac, a new CED macro editor; and RecoverCED- Files, a disaster-recovery utility. I CEDPro’s biggest advantage has always been speed, and the new features in version 3.5 make it dramatically faster than any text editor I’ve tried on any platform. Custom blitter-based screen- scrolling routines let you whisk through your documents even on unaccelerated machines. CEDPro took only five seconds to replace 28,600 occurrences of a string in a 400K file on an A4000 040. By comparison, Oxxis Turbo! Ext took 25 seconds, and the AmigaDOS 3.0 version of Ed took almost 13 minutes! The Search mechanism has a new his- Free-flowing text with CygnusEd Pro 3.5. tory feature that lets the cursor keys move through a list of 20 previous search-and-replace strings no more retyping of complicated expressions. You can use wildcards in your searches and select case- and whole-word-sensitive searches. You can even paste the clipboard contents into the Search buffer, effectively avoiding even more typing. Safety Net CEDPro’s automatic timed-save feature makes it hard to lose important work. Whereas previous versions made you acknowledge a requester at save lime, this feature is now truly automatic. ? ANNOUNCING ALL NSW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS FOR THE VIDEO TOASTER 4000 AND VIDEO TOASTER SYSTEM 3.0 Filled With Easy To Follow me-Saving Tips! SOT $ 49.95 CALL TODAY TO ORDER plus $ 4.95 shipping and handling. I today for special package discounts 30 day money back guarantee! RAVE VIDEO P.O. 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You can also now automate requester entries, so your macros won’t grind to a halt when a search requester pops up. Arexx support has been beefed up with new commands and an easier-to-use Status facility, and compatibility with macros written for previous releases is excellent, so you won’t have anv trouble using the » o vast array of earlier macros. Most compilers, such as SAS C 6.1, include Arexx macros for interfacing with CEDPro. When you load a file with an extension (.c or .doc, for example), CEDPro searches for a configuration file with that extension. This makes it easy to have dif- J ferent sets of macros and screen configurations for various programming languages or editing jobs. You can have many different configuration files active simultaneously. CEDPro allows you to open multiple views on one document, or open up to 30 documents in each running copy. Support for the 2.1 3.0 Screen Modes requester means ECS and AGA owners can use modes like SuperHires or Super72 for larger views. .Aid CEDPro 3.5 not only can make its own screen public, but it can open on or move to any other public screen as well. Among other improvements are system clipboard support, localization (English and German, so far), Amiga- DOS wildcard support when loading files, the ability to match C language comment delimiters along with other brackets, and better conformance to the .Amiga User Interface Style Guide. And you get all this is in addition to the features that made earlier versions of CED popular, such as easy mouse-based screen scrolling, freeform layout modes, powerful block and column operations, one of the most complete manuals around, and the ability to leave CEDPro in memorv for instant activation with a * hot-kev. J Polished Product Finding fault with this program isn’t easv. But the Ed activator utility should j have a different name so that it doesn't overwrite the system-standard Ed editor, which you may want to keep around. Although the keyboard equivalents are more Style Guide-compliant this time around, some remain nonstandard (Amiga-S is almost always Save in .Amiga applications, but here it's Search). And there is no hie requester for choosing individual Arexx macros. These are minor complaints, however. CEDPro has always been a very good text editor. Release 3.5 is nearly the perfect expression of what a text editor should be, and should make even the most demanding writers and programmers happy. Denny Atkin TVPaint 2.0 Professional Distributed by MacroSystems US; S599.95 (Retina version); S799.95 (Multiple version) A2000, A3000, A4000.
2. 0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 24-bit graphics board. VGA monitor, accelerator, SMB RAM. Recommended system: Same as minimum system. Installation: Moderately easy. Paint program with 24-bit graphics support. Amiga standard graphics reigned supreme until PC-compatible makers released 256-color VGA graphics. Caught unaware, it took Amiga developers a few years to produce a multitude of highly functional 24-bit Amiga graphics hoards. But powerful graphics hardware is nothing without powerful software, so that was the next step in restoring the Amiga’s position as leader of the graphics pack. TVPaint is the latest entry in a new breed of 24-bit paint programs. Color TV TVPaint Professional 2.0 is a versatile package designed for use with a variety of display cards. It works with the Retina (MacroSystems), Avideo (INOVA- tronics), Resolver (DM1), Harlequin (ACS Haitex), Impact Vision 24 (GVP), Rambrandt (Progressive Peripherals), and Visions (MicroPace) boards. It can even be used in conjunction with NewTek’s Video Toaster. Distributed by MacroSystems US, it’s no accident that TVPaint makes that company’s 24-bit Retina card shine, as it easily creates breathtaking graphics on the Retina in 16 million colors. This feature-rich, genuinely non-standard paint environment loads and saves 24-bit images in a variety of formats, including JPEG and Delta compression, and uncompressed formats such as ILBM, ILBM12, Targa, and Caligari’s Rendition format. It also takes advantage of all the screen resolutions available to the 24-bit board on which it is running, from lo-res 320x200 to hi-res 800x600, 1024x786, and 1280x1024. It'll even reach 2400x1200, the resolution at which the Retina I tested it on hit the stops. A so-called Big Edit feature lets you work on images far too large to fit on screen or in RAM by retrieving portions of the image from the hard drive as you move around the image. All the standard paint features are present and accounted for, including freehand mode and tools for lines, splines, curves, ellipses, polygons, airbrushes, and fills. Also available are magnification, brushes, grids, spare page, undo, masking, full palette control, color ranging and cycling, fonts, perspective, and keyboard shortcuts. In addition to the basic coloring mode, TVPaint provides a full range of standard 24-bit paint-manipulation inodes such as stamp, smooth, blur, smear, shift, shade, light, transparency, colorize, impress, and grain. The impress mode creates strange, impressionistic effects by lifting portions of the image on the spare page into the graphic. Grain adds texturing and gives a feel of solidity to “3-D desperately clean images,” as the manual puts it. The airbrush, chalk, and pencil add a range of routines that begin to move computer art a little closer to traditional art media. Paint Mixing Four basic palettes come with TVPaint, including one composed of non-saturat- ed colors for video work. You can save and load your own palettes or create new ones by mixing colors -just like real paint. Unfortunately, there’s only one user interface to access the color-mixing process. Having the full range of IV- Paint tools to mix the colors would he ? For cutting edge audio editing, make tracks for Studio 16 3j Studio 16 is the state-of-the-art in audio for video editing. So simple to use, you'll tind yourself listening to your new music tracks, foley effects, and voice-overs in no time. In fact, with Studio 16 3.0's highly intuitive time-line based cue list, audio production is as easy as point and click. With automatic fades and cross fades, you can tty as many different combinations as you'd like, without worrying about altering original audio Files. Frame by frame accuracy gives you precise control over the placement of every audio edit. Hie power of digital, non-linear audio editing and hard disk recording adds all of these incredible capabilities to your Amiga and VideoToaster. Just imagine the power of eight tracks of CD quality, sixteen-bit stereo playing off your computer's hard drive in real time. All for just S1495. Better yet, Studio 16 3.0’s multiple card support can give you up to twelve tracks of simultaneous audio playback! With assignable channel inputs and outputs. Want more? Rfhe Arexx Track gives you complete control overall your Arexx compatible devices, locked toSMPTE time code, from within Studio 16 3.0's time-line cue list. Automated mixing allows you to pre-program the volume and pan levels. Plus, Studio 16 3.0 has third party integration with AmiLink. Bars & Pipes Professional. The Digital Animation Recorder, SCALA, andT-Rexx Professional. Before you edit your next video, tlnd out how Studio 16 3.0 will bring you to the cutting edge of the digital audio revolution. Call today for a free information packet.
(408) 374-4962, or fax us at (408) 374-4963. Get the complete digital audio solution-Studio 16 3.0. Studio 16 2.0 users - call about our special prices on software upgrades. INDUSTRIES Studio 16 3.0’s feature packed time-line based cue list allows you to see exactly how your production is shaping up. International Distributors: AUSTRALIA CCS *61 (09)375-30111. BENELUX TAKE 1 PRODUCTIONS *31 (0451225783. BRAZIL Hefei Flor +55 (21) 246-1 992. FINLAND Breadline Qy *358 (90) 8747 900, FRANCE Storm +33 (I >43 5746 57. GERMAN V AS&.5+49 (069) 5 48 81 30, ITALY AP&S +39(0432)739264. KOREA Amca +82 (2) 364-4466, LATIN AMERICA Centennial +1 (305) 633-2200, MEXICO Aimes +5215) 208-9292. NORWAY FA MO *47(2) 238-1205, SPAIN PiXcLSOlT +34 (1188) 71 2700. SWEDEN Display Data +46 (IM57) 503 80. SWITZERLAND Octave 2 +41 (032) 872429, TAIWAN Vivid Image +886 (2) 727-1235. UNIT ED KINGDOM White Knight +44 992 714539. T Depending on system configuration. Studio 16 iv a trademark of SunRt e Industries. Amiga is a trademark of Commodorc-Amiga Inc. Video Toaster is a trademark of NewTck Inc.. Arexx is a trademark of Wishful Thinking Development Corp.. AmiLink is a trademark of RGB Computer & Video Inc.. Bars A: Pipes Professional is a trademark ol Blue Ri hbon Sound Works Ltd.. Personal Animation Recorder is a trademark of Digital Processing Systems Inc.. SCALA is a trademark of SCALA inc.. T-Rexx Professional i, a trademark of ASDG Inc.©1993 SunRi e Industries. 2959S. Winchester Blvd. Suite 2W.Campbell.CA 95008, USA nice. Adding those mixed colors to the main palette is a tedious process, as you must add each color by hand. Painting with a color chosen directly from the mixture is an inefficient two-step process that involves pressing the right mouse on the current color indicator before you can select the new color from the mix. You should be able to grab a color from the mix with a single click. TV Paint also provides a slew of special features, including automatic, real-time TVPaint brings the power of 24-bit painting to the Amiga. Antialiasing. There's support for pens, pressure-sensitive tablets, and the popular three-button mouse. You’ll find convolution Filters for image-processing functions, density settings, Redo, Arexx automation, and digitizer connection. The antialiasing flawlessly smooths art and fonts on the fly. The density settings provide a range of powerful, extraordinary fills and put the power of those 16 million colors solidly in the user’s hands. Like a more versatile Undo command, Redo lets you try the same structures over and over with slightly different modifications. Boosting all this power is a solid Arexx implementation. You can automate the art functions and literally build new ones with the existing tools through Arexx scripts. The samples included are a lot of fun. (Press Shift-Fl to see TVPaint draw its own logo.) It’s important to note that while other computer platforms often don’t even let users add simple macros to their art programs in order to automate common chores, Amiga users have access to a standardized, flexible, full-featured language that dynAMIGAlly links with other programs running simultaneously. Now that’s power. The links to digitizers are very convenient, as they allow TVPaint to grab images directly from the video source. This feature works with the Impact Vision 24 and the Rambrandt boards, as well as with MacroSystem’s Vlab. Further securing T Taint’s place in the video studio is yet another special feature. TVPaint is actually more than a 24-bit paint program it’s really a 32- bit program. In addition to 24 bits of color per pixel, TVPaint adds an additional eight bits for the video Alpha channel. This allows the user to bring a video source into the 24-bit image, antialias the two together, and set transparency effects. Awakens the Artist Computer painting with millions of colors is no less a revelation to me now than was the original 32-color Dpaint. Smearing, shifting, and smoothing all those colors is a lot like working with the real thing. Smears with an oily vibrance, blends that resemble water colors, and layers of precise airbrushing are there for the taking. However, the most striking aspect of TVPaint isn’t the lush color, nor the micro-fine resolution; rather, it’s the smooth, responsive speed and brisk movement of the tools. Complex operations in TVPaint bog down a bit, but most respond with a strong sense of immediacy. In keeping with its focus on artists, TVPaint supplements its numeric Preferences settings with interactive graphic settings. It’s easier and more intuitive to set the density or airbrush pressure by tracing a curve with the mouse than it is with numbers. TVPaint is hard-drive installable and multitasks nicely, although on a Retina you need to press a different key sequence to bring it up. Despite the fact that the package is imported, the manual is authoritative and useful, clearly explaining most of the technical information and even including specific instructions for each display board. It could benefit f rom more comprehensive tutorials, but it covers the program well. Painted into a Corner TVPaint does have a few nuisance aspects: For starters, the program bypasses Intuition and puts its file requesters on a separate screen. In higher resolutions, the controls and icons become tiny on a 13-inch monitor, although they’re still usable. More tools that replicate natural media, such as textured surfaces, would be nice. Some of these can be constructed from tool combinations, but they are not available at a dick on an artist-friendly icon. The worst feature of TVPaint is its joy- stick-port dongle. If you misplace the tiny piece of copy-protect ion plastic, you’re done for the day. It also precludes running TVPaint with other dongle- protected software (Scala Multimedia 200 and Digital Creation's Brilliance, to name but two). Fortunately, you can get a joystick-port Y-splitter dongle from the manufacturer. Dongle or not, the combination of TVPaint and a good 24-bit graphics card puts the Amiga squarely back into the graphics game, and at a price that can’t be beat by any comparable clone. Daniel Greenberg Lightworks Graphics Synthesizer Euphonies, S599.95 All non-AGA AMIGAs. Parallel port connector. Hard-disk installable. Not copy protected, but requires use of included GS-100 control box.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible (AGA version due late 1993). Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2MB RAM. Recommended system: 2MB chip RAM, 68030 or 68040 accelerator. Installation: Easy. Hardware and software for real-time graphics manipulation. It’s time once again to break down and buy some love beads and hellbottoms, as the Sixties are back, courtesy of Euphonies and its Lightworks Graphics Synthesizer. With the intimidating label of an “integrated, interactive computer graphics performance tool,” Lightworks can input computer, MIDI, and audio signals and output colorful, changing graphics in return. Just think of the dimensions that flexibility would have added to the light shows of long-ago rock concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco and the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. Lightworks is nebulous, but then, so were the Sixties. The Ten Percenter’s Club When I first examined Lightworks, the Summer of Love didn’t spring to mind. In front of me sat a software and hardware package that swapped screen palettes and performed screen wipes on the fly. Big deal. According to the Euphonies staff, my reaction to the product was in line with nine out of ten Amiga users. It’s that tenth person that sits in the sights of Euphonies’ marketing gun the multimedia performer seek- Continued on p. 73. RiOTtEjf OmlEj vi, yy an rioro CD HEAD Y IWIfliffffl D-XVM DHIVE FOX 'IE AJAIGA aiily
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• J-*'* included Graphic Bargain of the century Never before has a system given you all of the necessary tools to create video productions with your own individual style OPALVISION MAIN BOARD The core unit of the modular OpalVision system. A true RGB, 24-bit frame buffer, it operates in any Amiga with a video slot. It allows smooth fading of pictures, color-cycling effects, and smooth, double buffered 24-bit animation. Includes connectors to the Video Processor and Scan-Rate Converter TBC (optional modules). Includes a wealth of software. OPALPAINT SOFTWARE Consistently rated the best image processing software on the Amiga, OpalPaint allows you to easily create your own images or enhance and modify existing framestores. In addition to image processing, it has powerful painting and drawing capabilities. A full range of tools, real-time, full 24-bit. OPAL PRESENTSI Every main board includes Opal Presents!, an icon-driven presentation program offering ocmplete display control of OpalVision images, Amiga graphics and live video. Create sales presentations, clip libraries of your work, educational videos or whatever you can imagine! OPAL PAINT includes an expandable library of image processing modes, texture mapping, color and transparency gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes and many other tools OpalAnimMATE plays animations at rates of up to 60 frames per second. It works in 8, 12, 15, 18 and 24-bit modes and features selectable screen sizes from 32 x 20 x 768 x 286 pixels. COMPATIBLE PRODUCTS Because OpalVision has gained such acceptance around the world (it is both NTSC and PAL compatible), there is a huge selection of compatible hardware and software products from third party developers. A partial list is included below left. OPALVISION COMPATIBLE
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Lightworks accepts MIDI signals and audio frequency-level input as continuous controllers for presentations. If you’re hoping Lightworks breaks entirely new ground in graphic arts, you may be disappointed. It doesn’t allow artists to generate graphics; instead, it allows for creative real-time control and manipulation of previously created images. Fc*»-. Iti-ts r" I ’ . Y.'-.-A : i > - !*:;; •* = |f : V=:: jat j:r Vr " •¦r : m:iU fj nr ... .. J.. I..:; -j ...... M*»r * 1 *it IT.S sc. Command performance with Lightworks. The package lets computer artists control graphics the way nightclub equipment gives Djs powerful, real-time control of music. There’s nothing here that can’t be duplicated with a good multimedia authoring system. The big difference is that Lightworks requires no previous experience or mastering of complex programming and procedures, and it lets you do it live. While Bars&Pipes Pro 2.0 (Blue Ribbon), for one, does let you perform some of these effects live using its Media Madness module and a MIDI keyboard, it’s not as versatile. Lightworks lets you control specific aspects of a non-HAM IFF file and its presentation. Control, as it's used here, implies manipulating graphics images and their associated presentation parameters (color, luminance, wipes, and fades, to name a few) in real time, much as a musician controls pitch, timbre, and volume. A bank of manually-controlled slid- ers on the included GS-100 controller box, plus stereo audio input, constitute the hardware side of things. You input signals via the mouse or keyboard, or you can route audio from a stereo system or microphone, or even send MIDI events or continuous controller messages. Cause and Effect Lightworks weaves its magic through user-written scripts, needed for all functions. Its fully menu-driven, English- based scripting language coordinates all aspects of a performance. Further expanding its versatility, you can trigger scripts from within other scripts. Designing a large, complicated performance using small scripts is far easier than creating a single ungainly file. Even nonprogrammers can create Lightworks scripts using simple English-type commands. Scripts contain three components: Cause, Effect, and a Controller. A sample script might appear as: Display Picture “Motif.iff” When .Amiga spacebar is pressed With wipe time fixed at .667 seconds Causes include information from the keyboard, audio, or MIDI input. Effects entail procedures such as displaying pictures, manipulating palettes, starting another script, or any other function Lightworks can perform. Controllers include the mouse, MIDI input, sliders on the GS-100 box, and audio signals. You can test scripts at any time to view the effects you are creating. You can work with a whole IFF file or combine portions of pictures using multiple wipes and fades. There are two palettes in Lightworks, a main palette and a second palette, both of which you can edit and save with the Palette Editor. Most of the controls in the Palette Editor will be familiar to users of Amiga paint programs. You can use timers to control all events of a script or just a few repeating commands while you control other events in real time. You may specify times from l 30th of a second to a delay interval of 192 hours, and you can loop a timer by making it both the Cause and Effect in a command. Signals are a type of macro in Lightworks. If you set FI as the trigger for half a dozen events and decide you’d rather have F2 as the trigger, you’d have to edit half a dozen entries. However, if you assigned the six events to Signal A, then you’d only have to edit the line “Send Signal A when Amiga FI key is pressed.” This lets you create expansive modular scripts that actually comprise many small, linked scripts. Read and Heed .All other software and hardware manufacturers could learn something from the Lightworks manual, for it is one of the best I’ve seen. You’ll find well-presented material and tutorials that leave nothing to chance. That's good, for the current version of Lightworks provides no easy way to set up the tutorial or other data files on your hard drive. You’ll need to create directories for scripts, palettes and pictures on your own, and then set up the appropriate ASSIGN commands for the OS to recognize the program. As expected, Lightworks is a heavyweight program that slows down requester displays and most other operations when multitasking. My A3000 even ground to a halt several times when WordPerfect ran in the background, although no error messages appeared. Euphonies does not recommend multitasking in real-time performances in any case, and for good reason. I invoked error messages regularly when I tried to load other programs through hot-keys defined with MachIV while Lightworks attempted to run a script. Warnings aside, the program’s domination of the OS is acceptable, albeit a little unsettling, since Euphonies has aimed Lightworks at an ill-defined market, where a “techie” might not necessarily be an expert in the computer field. There’ll be no shortage of disgruntled users if Lightworks insists on crashing in multitasking midstream. Artists interested in new fields of art will find Lightworks to be a do-anything box. At its list price of roughly $ 600, it is meant as a serious tool and not aimed at the casual user. If, however, a multi- media presentation or performance lies in your future, Lightworks should be your jumping-off point, regardless of your skill level or area of expertise. Rick Manasa The Deli Personal Video Wizards, S250 All Toaster-compatible Amigas.
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3. 0 ? Hard-drive installable. No copy-protection. On the other hand, if you do nose around a bit, it’s possible to discover any number of delightful releases of which you have no previous knowledge and which hence give the appearance of having sprung fully-formed from their authors’ heads. (Imagine discovering the collection of Ultima rolc-play- ers on the Amiga in one fell swoop.) Such is the case with the splendid RPGs from the French label Silmarils. A few years ago the company released a little- known game called Crystals of Arborea that featured an unusually large view window, atmospheric graphics, and a genuine impression of being ot it doors (when you were in the woods, you never felt you were just sitting in the midst of four tree tiles). L astyear, Silmarils finally released a lollow-up the newly AGA- ed Ishar (see “AGA Attack,” p. 31) and only recently released Ishar II (distributed in Europe by Daze Marketing, about S35). It’s the best yet. This right hand could teach the left a thing or two about RPGs. For one thing, they’ve addressed the tyrannical control players typically are given over a party. You can’t just recruit characters and kick them out as you please. This little governmental unit is a democracy, and the other members have a vote. (Listen up: They may be trying to tell you something.) This is, as far as I can tell, the first RPG in which characters have personal likes and dislikes. There’s a decent amount of combat, but much of* it is truly momentous stuff. You don’t feel the game is just tossing ex- perience-point food at you; the encounters tend to mean something. It’s almost Dungeon Master-like in concept: Just dick on the weapon you want to sock the enemy with. A notable addition to Ishar If is the inclusion of on-line maps that show your precise position within the game. (In Ishar, you had a game map, but knew your position only relative to landmarks.) Movement is still square by square, but the lovely scenery is so varied that every picture seems different a fairly incredible feat. And there’s none of the tedium typically associated with plodding through too much of the same terrain. And speaking of terrain, being in the woods is still an out* doorsy experience. (Even more so, in fact.) And if you push far enough into the game no small achievement you’ll be party to one of the more persuasive illusions of mountain climbing since Final Assault. Happily, Ishar II may not remain unknown much longer. Psygnosis (who else?) Has picked up US rights and may have released the game here under the name Arborea by the time you read this. (1 lope it’s the 256-color AGA version.) Left hand, meet right hand. ? Authorised Amiga Dealer for 6 Years! AA T "DT TTTJD A XTCA1 T7D C Best prices & best product knowledge! * V 1V1 ± U 1 1-rfXV VLN O W CklJ No Surcharge for Shipping to the U.S. 764-2SSS (Muil Order) 764-5S5S (LocalSde>) 764-BYTE (Te.li) 764-00SS (FAX) We'll do our best to beat the rest! 0|7,cVnirul Avenue, Prince Albert.SaAiircliewim.Canada, Mail Order Sales ¦ 4:30AM -6:00PM M-'unuiii Time. M-w-SjU Closeouts! A500 $ 138 A600 $ 158 A600HD $ 278 A2000 $ 338 A2000HD $ 548 CDTV $ 228 570CD $ 228 2386SX $ 228 Supplies of these items are very limited. Cull early! $ 498 limited Time Special Amiga 3000 Amiga 3000 25
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A. Well, those are general questions best addressed with specific answers. Many incarnations of the SupraMo- dem exist and you should choose the best one that suits your needs and budget. The basic no-frills SupraMo- dem 2400 is a good choice for your A600. Want to spend a little more money? The SupraModem Plus has a few extra bells and whistles, including error-checking correction and logic. If you are willing to spend even more, there are also offshoots of the SupraModem with 2400 9(500 V42,bis options the international standard protocol for a 4:1 data compression and error-detection technique that recognizes if files being transferred have been compressed using ARC, ZIP, or other popular compression utilities. With V42. His options, text or binary data is compressed “on-Lhe- fly,” resulting in shortened file transfer times (up to four times faster). There are also various Supra Modem 2400i models, which are internal modem cards for A2000, A3000, and A4000 users. Initially, vou shouldn't worry too • > much about a telecommunications program nearly any modem that you buy will come with at least a simple terminal program for initially gelling on line, and assorted programs for configuring your hardware and software. When ordering the modem, be sure to specify that you need Amiga software. When you are ready for a more advanced telecommunications package, bear in mind that telecommuni- By Tim Walsh cations software comes in many forms. There are popular commercial packages for your Amiga, such as Atalk III (packaged wit h some Supra modems), but vou should also consider some freely distributable offerings. A program that springs to mind is Term, by Olaf Barthel, recently updated with a version for 68000 68010-based Ami- gas, such as your A600. It’s a hefty package that you can find on just about every major network, and some PI) disk collections. Other top-notch freely distributable options include X-Coimn by Edward Lawforcl and William Waring, and Ncomm 3.0 by Toi kel Lodberg. That brings us to your final question: What does all this cost? For local BBSs, the cost is usually minimal. If it is a “free” BBS, and you are making a local call, there really isn’t any cost involved beyond the initial outlays for hardware and software. Most major telecommunication networks average between S10 to S20 per month for subscription fees and minimal usage during non-prime (evening and weekend) hours. This is an absolute bargain, once you discover the new dimensions telecommunications adds to otherwise mundane computing. On To Hi8 Q, haven't had any luck finding companies or products capable of transferring computer graphics to Hi8 or 16mm film. Can you help? Frank Slabinak Lyons, Illinois
A. Outputting first-generation computer graphics to professional quality Hi8 (a more popular video format than 16mm) equipment in itself isn’t difficult, provided you know the options at your disposal. Most Hi8 cameras anti VTR decks accept composite video input, ancl (like S-video compatible VCRs and camcorders) most Hi8 equipment also accept signals as input through a four- pin DIN, a single port with separate Y C picture and color channels. Here are a few Amiga-to-video output scenarios; bear in mind that there are numerous hardware and software combinations that allow for the flow of video signals between your Amiga and video equipment. For starters, get a high-quality external genlock to move video signals between your computer and the video equipment. Two come to mind: Great Valley Products’ G-I.ock and Digital Creations’s SuperGen SX, both of which have the ability to input, transcode, and output either Y C or composite video signals. You will never outgrow the need for a good transportable genlock, no matter how expansive your video hardware inventory becomes. Since you are limited to precious few video input output options if all you have is a genlock, a few more pieces of hardware are needed. If your video equipment is frame-accurate, one option is to invest in hardware that allows the output of 24-bit animations directly to professional quality videotape. The traditional method has been single-frame recording; however, the best solution is Digital Processing System’s Persona! Animation Recorder ($ 1995). You will also need time-based correction to control your video signals. The Kitchen Sync ($ 1295) from Digital Creation and DPS’s Personal TBC IV ($ 999) both address that problem. Another video output device is GVP’s IV24 2.0, which can output Amiga video signals to a multitude of video devices, in some cases even without the need for additional time- base correction hardware. ¦ Can't get a handle on your system? Write to Help Key c o Amiga World. (SO Elm St., Peterboroughr NIL 03458. S3.95* ea. 20-29 Disks u mwm Ierving the Amiga community since 1985 Dublic Domain Library
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And hints and more, also on this disk, Hball - an arkanoid breakout type game, Trix - a Oix type clone that will nga programs!!! Comes complete with programs to turn your Amgn floppy dilvefl into 72QK IBM compatible drives. FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games lor youngsters including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel ol Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games - MechForce: A game lhal simulates combat between two or more giant robots. Simple words can’t begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 toot tall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys ycur every whim FD27: Arcade Games - This disk t$ loaded with some great games includes Raceorama a great racing car game with ten difterent courses, MimBIast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark m the same class as frogger. And Sbreakout the original breakout with more FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation. Black Jack Lab - a lull featured set ol card games. ChessTel - play chess witn your friend in distant and remote places with thus game and a modem, labyrinth - a well done text adventure game (like an inlocom game}, and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game FD32: Right Simulator - An instrument simulator lor a DdfO WB137: Tho Arexx Guide - Full AmigaGuide (inc.) Doormens lo leach you Arexx!!! Tip-f l?ed with easy x-referencingl WB136: Terminus - WB2.0+ Modem Terminal program. Lull tealuied: scripts,screenmodesoverscan etc, WB135: 3.0 Extras 1 -13+ unities for WB 3.0. Several must haves tor getting ihe most out ot your new graphics modes! WB134: 3.0-AGA Blanker • ElilzBlanker for WB3.0+ 14 dit- loront blankers to really show oft your AGA machinol WB133: Panasonic Studio ¦ Special printer Preferences editor and driver system Jor all Panasonic 9 & 24-pin printers WB132: Canon Studio - Special primer Prelerences ediior and cnvers for BJC 800 A 880, LBP. At. A2, BJC 800, BJ 5, 10, 20.200,230,300, 130. WB131: Magic Workbench - Make your 2.04+ Workterrch sizzle with style with these 8-color dithered icons Easy auto- installs in minutes. Req.'s WB2.04+ and hard drive WB130: Tool Manger 2 - The ultimate tool manager tor your Workbench Add animated icons, sound effects and 'docks' ol programs to your WB very useful1 Req 2 0+ and hard drive WB129: Super Virus Killer - From Sate Hex Intl. Who catalogs iind kilts Amiga Viruses wurlcfw de-a complete virus sys tem that knows all Amiga viruses updated often Reo WB ?- WB128: ColorFonts * contains 12 color bitmap fonis fcx use with Dpaint or any sot!ware that supports ColorFonts WB127: Btankers - Over 20 different screen biankers. Most run on Workbench 13+. A fewrequ re 2.0+ FD90: Conquest & Dominion - Conquer the known world and maintain dominion over rt-a meroensm ot economic survival FD89: Kastle Kumqual - A thoroughly entertaining and chal longing maze adventure game Great soundtrack and g*aph ics Reg's 1 MB Chip FtAM (lor PAL mode). FD88: AmyBouldordash ¦ a done ol Ihe original classic extremely well done complete with level editor. 2 complete sets ol levels and a level editor Requires Workbench 2+ FD87; OXYO- A commercial quality game-similar to Marble Madness in nany ways, but allows two computers to link & play together...see how many ol the 200 landscapes you can complete without having to gel the hint book! FD86: Uchess: Tne strongest playing Chess program available lor tho Amiga period Req. 68030+, WorkbencM2+, 4MB RAM or more. Supports AGA (req. SMB!) DD92: Developer Contains the ollidel Commodore developers kits lor the AnugaGuide and Commodore Install Utilities., a must have tor all serious developers Je have been the official Public Domain Library of all the best miga magazines Find out why these magazines choose us! He first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the isk; Wbff general interest - mcst programs can be run from ie workbench, Fds* games and entertainment, VO are video jlated programs utilities and CD advanced-requires thor- ugh knowledge ol AmigaDOS,'CL!. Thanks to our extensive rsenal of anti virus software. ALL of our software is guarantee virus free' Best Seller! DD79abed: Amiga "CT Tutorial - This is me most comprehensive C ian-g uage- - A m iga orientetf-set ¦ hitoriais available. IndutSes full working examples, source code and an incredible set of lessor Included are full discussions and examples Amiga programming, 4 disk set. Couhls as 3. New Disks Fun Disks FD39A&B: Star Trok, Tho Now Generation • This is a completely dillereri version ol Star Trek than that found on FD12, This one was created by the German author Tobias. Excellent!!! Counts as two disks. Requires 512k FD50: Submarine Game • Soalanco, one and a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended. FD57: Arcade Gamas ¦ Includes 2 truly commercial quality games MogaBall an ArfcanokJ-ish game, features 5 musical scores and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a pSycftadel lie trip through sover.il different worlds each different. FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon III is an almost exact rione of the commercial game ol the same name a great shootemup Crossword wi I take lists ol words S automatically generate word-seareh puzzles ter any Epson compatible printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations Interferon; a great Dr. Mario clone Emgma: is it a game or puzzle? FD61: Games - Solitaire, greal graphics, plays two versions Kbde; an in lores! Mg piece ot eye candy Extreme Violence. 2 player kill or be killed game YATC: A Tetns clone with Anifica) Intelligence Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds. FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War It gunner simulation, Recuires 1 megabyte ol memory. FD64: Games Wizzy's Quest - a "great’ 50 level game with great graphics, Cubus • a 3-dimensional Tetris type game (rotate and move in 3 dimensions). Husker Du - Colors and pattern rather 1han shape in this Tetris-esque game; 5 screens and 3 levels ol difficulty. Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg ol Chip) FDG7: Arcnde • Includes Lfiimatron a well-done Robotron' clone Hate is a 'terrific' Zaxxon done with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling a 10! FD69: MlndGames Had enough ol shoot-em up games? Relax and lei Ihese 21 gamos exercise your mind instead of your wnst FD73: Arcade Series - Intruder Alert! Is a MULTJ-levei "Berserk" done Features smooth gameplay, great graphics & digitized sound fix. FD74: Arcade Series • RingWar is an "Outer Limits' done with vectonzed graphics MotherLode is a "Lode Runner* done with 50 levels! In Bl tzTanks, they're coming at you Irom all directions!' Call in jur strikes and use your heavy artillery to Survrvu1 FD75: Arcade Series - Descender is a clone ol the classic arcade game 'Tempest', complete with vectorized graphics. Tanx is the classic battle of trajectones and inertia between two tanks incredibly well done! Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too (Tanx requires 1 meg chip memory-Fat Agnus) FP77; Arcade Series - Gaiaga'92 is a clone cl the arcade game with several gameplay enhancements-wiih smooooth, sharp graphics it's belter than the original1 Pharaohs Curse is a clone of the original CG4 classic Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version ot the Avalon Hill ooard game-conquet or be conquered! FD81: SupcrGamcs - Some of the best games-Donkey Kong Is better than ihe original with an ovtra tevof1 Frantic Freddie and TrailBlazer are both last-paced arcade games. Mad Bomber is the classic game of "Kaboom* redone with an Amiga Hare All of these games are excellent! FD82: Intrepid ¦ in the Arctic ice. You control a tank on a mission to rescue hostages in this superbly crafted Amiga original. FD84: Games! Deluxe PacMan is better than the original-- 20+ mazes, special "power-ups" with custantjmg graphics ThinkAmania is the classic game ot concentration-with beauli- fully drawn HtHss images Workbench Disks WB4 telecommunication - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs Access 1.42, Comm 1.34 & Handshake 2 12a See also WB102 & WB115 WB5: Fonts 1- 35 bitmap tonts. Also included are live PageStream tonts.and ShowFont - a font display program WB6; Fonts 2 • ShowFont allows you to quickly and FD33: Arcade Games • Ffreddy a Mario Brothers type of game, Gerbils a target practice game. PrpeLine a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Tron a fight eyries version, and Wetroids a wonderful version ol asteroxts with a hilarious twist FD35: Omega (v 1.3) • An outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and mona. This version is considerably lasier and better that all previous versons Play trne: weeks FD38: Games Cnbbage Master - A great cnbbage game and tutor. Spades - a well done card came, ChheseCheckers - A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a side piece puzzle game and construction set WB105AB: Workbench 2+ Extras 2 This set contains the programs that should have been included win WB2+. These powerful utilities lake fufi advantage ot the many new capabilities that are available m Workbench 2*. Includes: Tool Manager - a wonderful utility to add programs to your TOOL menu. Virus Protection - Degrader, icon - Enhances Workbench's 'Show Air to display over 40 distinct icons for different typos ol liios. Bitmap Font Editor. Screen Biankon? ¦ aUt (rnclula and splinets and swatrrrlng bees! Requester Enhancers and CPUBIh. Two disk sol, counts as two. The Amiga World "Best-Of" Set! FD85ABCD: AmlgoWorld's Best - These four disks contain the hottest p d games of '321 includes Mother Lode. Moria. Minefield, Poing. Intruder Alan. Deluxe PacMa'n. Rocky and Super Artillery (see Dec 1*2 AmigaWorM) Four i sai. Counts as intee GUARANTEE * We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions] asked. Painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font Includes large AmigaDos system tonts (many up to 56pts). WB7: Clip Art ¦ This cfisk is loaded with black and white clip art Art includes, trees, watches, tools. US and Stale maps, and more WB9: Icons Truly a multitude ol various types and kinds Also Includes IconM-osler, IconLab, and others greal utilities to help generale icons. W812: Dish Utilities - This groat disk is loaded with wonderful utilities lor everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts of tile manipulation. A must have! WB13AB: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivers (including HP LaserJet 3 & 41). Also includes a printer- driver generator Two d sk set counts as two. WB15: Business This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, n project.'time management program and financial analysis (stocks), WB18: Word Text Processors Thus disk contains tho best editors Indudos.TextP us (v2 2e) a lull leatured word processor. Dme(vt .35) a greal programmers editor with strong macro features.ToxED(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB22: Fonts 3 • Several more great tonts These, tike the other font disks work groat with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting * Plot, a 3-D mathematical function plotter Can plot any user defined function. BezSur12 • produce awesome pictures ot obiects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map IFF image files onto any surface that it can draw Now compatible with most 30 packages, and Vscreen - makes a virtual screen anywhere WB25:Educatlonal ¦ On this disk are two programs that can generate maps ol ditlenng types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a groat demonstration of Albert Emstoin General Theory ol Relativity WB27: Nagel • 26 Patrick Nagel pictures ol beautiful women. WB33:Circuit Board Design • several terrific routines lor the electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool, LoglcLab • circuit logic tester, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release ol this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components lor ins on ion into schematics. WB35: 3D Graphics - This disk contains 3Fonts - Full vector font set tor use with 3d programs. FontMaker - make 3d fonts from any system font. Make3DShape - create 3d shapes from any image. DumplolFF - create 3d anrmations preserves pallet. Wortd3d * a demo ot a front end tor use with DKBRender WB36: Graphics - On this disk are several programs lo create stunning graphical images including, Mpnth - creates swirling galaxy images, Roses - produce an unlimrted number ol variations ol images that a symmetrically similar to a rose. SimGen • display those spectacular images as part of your workbench, and Ray Shade ¦ a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one! WB37: Educational - Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics ¦ Plotxy is a powerful full featured plotfing package Used by many colleges and universities Highly rocommondad Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very lull leatured Tessera tor - a program thai helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M C Ecsher type pictures WB41: Music - MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor Create your own stunning music direcity on your the Amiga. Similar to SoundTracker but better. Very powerful easy to use program Version 3 20--compatible with WB2+. WB43: Business This disk contains AnalyfiCalc • probaWy the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga A lull featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package Roq 1.2 MB WB46; Clip Art - HigliRos clip art with the following motifs • embellishments (borders, dodads people, & transportation WB47: Clip Art - Huos drp art Motils - hair, drafiirtg, summer, animals and maclood, WB48: Clip Art - Hires clip art Motils - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB50: Animation Seven ol the best euro-style animations or "Demos", including - scientific 45t. Subway, sunride. Thrstde- mo. Tmght. Waves, and woow WB53: Graphics Raytracing programs generale absolutely stunning realistic looking pianos, rockets, buddings .. and surreal images C-Light is the most powerful EASY-TO-USE of it's kind we have seen to dale This is easily better, and more full leatured. Than similar commercial programs costing in ihe hundreds of dollars Also, sMowe - a full leatured video text tiller similar to ProVideo. Broadcast Tifier Great video scroll-ng, wipes, special effects, and more WB54: Printing ¦ This disk contains several routines to help with the chore ot printing. Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer lor the PD! PnniStudio -a wen implemented all-purpose printer-utility with a very comiortablo graphic interlace and many advanced features, Lila - with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and more WS55: Application - XcopyJII - a lull leatured disk copier, mako backups of copy protocted disks RoadRoule - find the quickesl route from one city to another, highway description included Diary - a diary program Ike "Dougy Houser M.D". Cal
- a calendai program, Magman ¦ a database tailored lor articles and publications. WB57: Animation ¦ This disk has several "Demo" style animations. Including. Blitter, Lolly. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenomorph WB62: Midi Utilities ¦ Several usotul midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and Irom several music programs to midi, a midi sysox hander, a midi recorder with timebase. Display midi inlo, tile sequence player, and a low scores WB63: Disk Utilities »3 ¦ Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate tiles Irom your hard drive, performing filu backups, Binary editing, last formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and forced disk validation of corrupt disks WB66: Icons 2- Lot's ct neat icons Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and into structures WB69: Music - 90 minutes ol classical and modem electronic music lor you Am>ga WB75: Music ¦ over 100 instruments files (.irnst) and sample sound files (ss) WB79: Home h Business Accounting - Includes Ckbacct • the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCalc * this well dore calculator has a very large display and operates Irom Ihe keyboard or mouse, Mileage master - Special Product * New Release!! QT3: The A64 Package Version 3 - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is luUy compatible with WB1.3 & 2.0 and now 3.0! This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 6A's 1541 disk drive lo your parallel port of your Amiga lor Iota! Emulation. All-new transfer software! Special price S59.95 -with hardware. WB121: ProPngo3 Enhancer - This disk contains over 40 "Genies" (or use with ProPage 3.0. including useful ones like Make Pie Chan and Resize Text (o fit Box to name a few Also includes structured & bitmap clipart for unique borders ..a must have for all Ppage 3 users WB122: System Optimizer • Kcommodity enhances your system, gives memory meters, mouse keyboard enhancements. Online timers plus many others . Too numerous to list! Reorg will optimize hard and ftoppy-disks for a big speed increase HDMom will allow you lo use up lo 2 megs OI hard- drive space for virtual memory1 (Roq 68020+ w.MMU) All programs require 2.0+ WB123AB: Flags of the World - same as Wbt24, bu: lor Workbench 1.3. Req 1MB 2 disk set, counts as two. WB124: Flags of the World ¦ Two modes d** and team or a game to lest your knowledge Great graphics-fantasiic learning tool. Has current Russia 6 Yugoslavia republics. Req. Workbench 2 0+6 1MB RAM Dev Disks DD54: Compression - This disk is loaded with all ol the best tile compression programs and aids for tho Amiga. Many ot tho programs can bo used by the now user, Includes Arc. Lharc, Lriwarp, Pkax, PowerPacker a must have by all, Zip. Warp, and Zoo. DD71AB: C Compiler This disk contains DICE, Maitnew Dillon's full leatured. Powerful C compiler & environment. 2 disks, counts as 2. DD86: The Programmer - Includes GadTools and REQTools which will allow you to create your user interfaces and then the program wit! Automatically generate "C" source code or Assembly-code Requires, and writes code lor, AniignDOS2+. DD89: Uedlt ¦ Probably tho most powerful text editor over written lor Ihe Amiga Previously commercial, now public domain. Req. I MB. DD91: ParBench - Allows you lo easily connect'network two AmigasrCDTVs togeiher and share storage devices Req's custom cable (docs to mako cable mcluded--easy). DD90: Advanced Utilities • CompressDisk doubles the capacity ot your hard-dnve on the tty with compression!!! Also contams: disk optimizer. SCSI mount utility, Keymap editors. Enforcer, UndeJeter 5 more Most programs require 2 0+ WB102: Telecommunications - Contains the programs Ncomm 2.0 and VT100-29B. Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, full VT100 emulation, Ncomm s script language is so powerful it can create a lull lonturod BBS system WB10G: Homo Manager - This is a grant all ln-one address book with an autodialor notepad to do iistappoinlment scheduler home inventory database and phone number dialer. WB108: OctaMED - This breakthrough program doubles your Amigas sound capabilities Irom 4 charnels to an oar popping 8 charnels! All Ihe renourd editing capabilities ot MED plus 4 more channels! If you thought your Amiga sounded good before you aint heard nuthin’ yeti WB103. VerseWlso Display, search and prinl The New Testament WB113: Sid II - Why pay 40 bocks tor a diroctory utility, when this ore will do rt all plus much morn' A truly professional cal iber program Sid 1 was our best, now completely rown'lun Sid 2 will astound you WBJ14: Fonts 4 - Contains 36 bitmap system tents WB11S: Telecommunication • It you have AmgaDOS 2 04+ and a modem, then thss is THE program lor you. Term totally conforms to the User Interface Style Guide tor 2 04. Has an Arexx pon. And supports all popular file-transter protocols througn XPR libraries We wish ail programs were this good WB115: Databases - This is what you've been waiting tor! Contains 5 uniquely specialized database programs lor tracking: Videotapes, CD's. Magazine Articles. Comic Books and Trading Cards! WB120: Grinder - a complete graphics conversion package that supports GIF's, Jpeg, Neozhrome, Degas. PCX, Targa, TIFF. HAM E and IFF formal pictures. An invaluable tool for all desktcp-videographers and desktop publishers. WB1T& AMIGA ee nnsr- Wxi asked lor til A compteta tutorial for the beginner on using ttio Amiga. Starts you at Ihe power-switch and lakes you through to the Cll Sheii and all points in between Bonusf Also includad are 16 color icons to replace every (con n your 2 0+ Workbench typciaces tor use with Profi yrJonW Page-’PageSettor 3+ or Pa eStream 2,1+. These lonls will output to any laser pnm c-r or dot-matrix pnr.tei with no p.pgii '. Thanks 10 Outline tonts Very pro-looking 5 tftsk Mil, counts, rts J WB81: Great Applications - DalaEasy a very easy to use, database program Don't let the ease ol use tool you. Pus is a very lull featured database program including full printer control tor address labels and mail merge applications, Also includes, TypeTut a good typing tutor. RLC a full leatured label printer. Banner, a multi-tent banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program Highly rocommonded. VVB82: Animations ¦ Four lull kjngth, well dono "movie" style animations Including. Coyolo, Jugglorll, GhosiPocl, & Mechanix. 2 disks, counis as 1. WB93: Workbench 1.3 Extras 2 Contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga; VirusX4.o, Snap, FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted tiles), Disk Optimizer (floppy a hard), Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel.. macro, Clock utility), GOMF (a gurubuSterjand PlintStudiO WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - Definitely commercial grade; we've seen many checkbook programs and this is the best. Full budgeting, transaction recording S report generation WB9G: Dupers - Contains Xcopylll A Nib which Will backup copy-protected programs FieeCopy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperOuper will crank-out fast Am gaDOS copies. WB99: Lifestyles - Includes Agene lamrfy tree program thai tracks up to 600 people marnages etc Landscape is a CAD program to creale gardens 1 andscapes. Loom simulates an 8 harness loom: experiment with pattern design with Instant feedback monitor your automobile mileage with this mileage log, Grammar - a gramma: checker, and Worldtime - find out what time it is in up to 50 global ernes. Memorex blank disks-3iaf' DSDD Canada Mexico add S. 15 ea., other foreign add $ .50ea. (.80 cents ea) (.77 cents ea) (.72 cents ca) (.67 cents ea) Video Disks VOS: Modeling - This demo Vertex, allows you to create 3-D objects without using the abstract X. Y and Z views Loads Scu!pt-3D 4D. Turbo Silver. Imagine. Lightwave. GEO and Wavefront formats MagicTween will meiamorphas)2e any two pics and animate the "in-between" trarres. Interchange Plus 3.0 Dynamic Motion Module AD516 Audio-Video synchronization with AD516 and INDUSTRIES Studio 16. T5066 $ 1229! 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• Over 60 predefined doors and windows. Contractor's Upgrade allows you to have up lo 1000 items (instead of 450) per layout, Library 1 is a library of furniture and custom kitchen cabinets. AmigaDOS 2 compatible. Requires 2.5MB of RAM. Original list price of over S400.00! T4032 HomeBuilders CAD 2 Includes all of Ihe above except Contractor's Upgrade and Library 1. AmigaDOS 2 compatible With 2 disk drives, requires 1MB. With hard drrve. Requires 1.5MB Original lisi price: $ 249.00 T2040 $ 59.95 The easiest, most accurate way to motion-animate with Lightwave 3D! T505-S LightRave You can now use Lightwave without the Toaster! Lightrave emulates all necessary Toaster functions needed by Lightwave 3D. Faster rendering ot images than is possible with Amiga-equipped Toaster! True 24-Bit Display supports most 24- fcit graphics cards! Fast Animations! PAL NTSC and AGA compatible. T5103 $ 419.95 Roll'em Use your Amiga 500 or 1200 as an automatic teleprompting and titling program, powerful enough to satisfy your most demanding professional applications. T5013 $ 69.95 WaveLink Double the speed of Lightwave! Allows two Toaster systems to render at the same time. Also allows file sharing, T5155 $ 119.95 A Powerful Morphing System, at an Affordable Price! Cocoon is a full-featured, professional morphing system without the Rolls Royce price You can load any IFF image, including AGA formats, and save frames as 24-bit. HAM. HAM-8, or 16-level grayscale T5056 AsimVTR Record your animations to your hard drive, as well as move. Save, and load frames. Combines both frame-accurate editing functions with real-time playback speeds. Great Value! Your other choice is to spend hundreds more! T3C50 $ 53.95 Sale Price $ 19.95!
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2. 05 2.04 ROM ..... See column at right 5721 Busier (318075-02) (Of A2000 .....S14.95 8362 Den se 'h Bright upgrade'8364 Paula .....$ 14.95 8373 New Super Denise with diag instruct software... $ 25.95 S372A S375 Upgrade Kit (NTSC PAL) .see below 8375 Agnus Chip (390544-01 UK Europe Pal type) S24.95 5719 Gary ch.p ...S13.50 8520A CIA chip Controls 12 major functions (2 SI6.50) 59.95
1. 3 Kickstart ROM low, low price with instructions S21.25 7 0 hard disk upgrade ROMs for 2091 (2) ...539.95 6570-036 Keyboard chip (Fixes most kybrd. Problems) $ 11.95 Panasonic 32K Printer Bufler Chip ......514.95 Citizen 32K Printer Buffer Chip .. 514.95 390229 Video Hybrid Chip (A500 only) ..511.95 We carry more Commodore & Amiga chips Call BLIZZARD 1200 4 FOR A1200 32 BIT WIDE MEMORY EXPANSION BOARD Expand the memory of your A1200 up to 8 megs in the trap door. The Blizzard board comes with 4MB of 32 bit FAST RAM installed, (significantly speeding up your computer), clock and battery. Includes socket for MC6S881 or MC68882 math coprocessor (68882 is 10% faster however.) An on-board socket also allows installation of a second 4MB module to expand up to 8 megs Because the second 4 megs can be added there is no need to exchange existing SIMMs or other memory modules. Our price is much lower than any other 4 meg RAM expansion .... 5279.00 OPTIONAL FPU PLUG INS FOR ABOVE MC68881-16MHZ...... 529.95 MC68882-33MHz......$ 92.50 MC68882-20MHZ......$ 49.95 MC68882-40MHz CALL MC6B882-25MHZ......$ 59.95 Additional 4 meg 1x32 SIMM module .$ 177.50 ORDER STATUS LINE
(914) 368-4242 FATTER AGNUS UPGRADE COMPLETE 8372A S375 1MB KIT S36.85 Kit comes with Agnus. FREE Goliath Agnus chip puller (a necessity), step-by-step instructions, the NEW Amiga Troubleshooter diagnostic guide (valued @ $ 9.95), and diagnostic software These valuable extras are an exclusive BONUS package only available from Grapevine This kit has free bonuses that total $ 27.95 (We it beat any legitimate competitor's price on the Agnus chip and still give you the diagnostics and Goliath chip puller.) Quantity price available ......S3S.85 WORLDS BEST SELLING A500 2000 1,3-2.0 ROM SELECTOR j? (NOW WITH A ROM SPEAKER FOR VERIFICATION AND SPECIAL CIRCUITRY FOR ALL AMIGA REVISIONS) Electronic ROM Selector Switch by Global Upgrades. Inc. allowsfor compatibility of ALL your software. Many software programs still need the 1 3 to function properly. Automatically switch between 1.3 or 2.0 ROM from your keyboard Built-in speaker confirms 1 3 or 2.0 ROM Does not overlap the 68000 chip, which means complete compatibility with AdSpeed or Mega Midget Racer, etc Simple plug in, no soldering. Lowest priced keyboard switch available. Instructions included (NEW LOW PRICE) .519.95 SWITCH-ITT BONUS PACKAGE:
• Buy the Switch-Itt with 1.3 ROM upgrade @ 539,95
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• THE ULTIMATE DEAL Buy the Switch-ltt with 1.3 and 2.05 @ 562.50 (Want entire 2 1 kit? Add $ 4350) _ PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AMIGA REPAIR SERVICE
2. 05 ROM chip only (enhanced version) ... 527.95 2 04 ROM chip only (no books or diskettes) 529.95
2. 1 Complete K>1 (AAS215): moludesnew 2.05 ROM. Books and diskettes Newly upgraded ......574.50
2. 1 Kit(pAS2l6) Same as above but does NOTinclude ROM (for upgrading your old 2 0 kit) ......544.50
2. 04 ROM A3000 Upgrade Kit ....545.50
2. 04 A2620 2630 ROM Upgrade Kit ....534.95 New Release (AS217) Enhancer Kit tor 2.1 3.0 user; Provides Arexx documentation and much needed additional 2.1 information (4 lbs) ... 526.95
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• A501 original Commodore (512K) for A500...... $ 24.50
• A601 memory expansion for A6O0 ..S54.95
• Bomac Tower: For A200Q Handles up to 4 floppies, a hard disk, tape back ups ..$ 262.00
• Slingshot Pro; Gives A2Q00 slot for your A500. New design with passthrough. Now take advantage ot all A2000 plug in boards ......$ 38.50 NOTE: The 2.05 ROM (above) is the latest 2,0 version, first released in Europe and then in the U.S. The new 2.05 ROM does everything the 2.04 does, plus it has such new enhancements as library upgrades, etc.
• Analog Joystick Adapter: Use any IBM compatible joystick on your Amiga . S13.95
• Commodore mouse for A500 2000 ..... $ 12.95 SUPER DENISE 8373 UPGRADE Upgrade to the latest features. Comes with Super Denise diagnostic disk and installation software programs which is exclusively available through the Grapevine 525.95 Flicker Free Video 2. Eliminates flicker .....$ 228.95 AdRAM 540. Add up to 4 megs ol RAM internally in your Amiga 500 With 1 meg .,.$ 119.95 w 2 meg..$ 149.95 Each additional meg of memory add .. $ 35.95 DKB PRODUCTS MegAChip 2000 * With 2 Meg Agnus Chip Included £1Q£ cn 2 MB Of Chip RAM toe A500 2000 I 30.0U MANY EXTRAS INCLUDED STOP RUNNING OUT OF CHIP RAM. Fully compatible with Workbench 2.0. the ECS Defuse chip. GVP's & Commodore's 68030 accelerators. Why upgrade to 1 meg ol RAM when you can have the same high tech 2 meg chip RAM as the A3000 A4000? With the $ 196.50 MegAChip 2000 you get the following bonus package FREE Goliath Agnus chip puller (absolute necessity) valued at $ 6.95 .FREE Final Test Agnus diagnostic disk valued at $ 9.95...FREE New Amiga Troubleshooter guide valued at $ 9.95., FREE MegAChip 2000 (with 2 MB Agnus installed + $ 30 worth of free bonuses for a total package price of $ 196.50 NOTICE: The Goliath chip puller diagnostic software is available exclusively from Grapevine. Buy the MegAChip from us and we'll give you the new 8373 Super Denise (ECS) for $ 19.50 We will beat any legitimate advertised price! Insider II™ for your A1000 With 1.5 meg ..5179.95 KwikStart II™ Utilize 1.3 and 2.0 ROM in your A1000....559.95 DKB1202™ FPU, RTC, Alarm and Memory Allows A1200 owners to install a floating point unit co-processor (up to 40 Mhz using the 68882). A real-time dock with date time and “alarm" functions, and the ability to add up to 8 meg of true 32-bit RAM. Great for ray-tracing, etc. Price includes 68881-16 Mhz FPU ...5139.95 MuttiStart IT Switch between ROMs trom your keyboard Allows A500 2000 owners to install Kickstart 1.3 and 2.0 and switch between them with the keyboard. A sizable percentage ol current software will be incompatible with the new 2.0. This simple device ailows you to be compatible with all your software. No external wires or switches required. 527.50 MULTI START BONUS PACKAGE
* Buy the MultiSiart with 1.3 ROM upgrade @ 544.50.
* Buy the MultiStart with 2.05 ROM upgrade 552.56.
* The Ultimate Deal: Buy the MultStart w 1.3 4 2 05 (& 573.95. AMIGA DIAGNOSTICS FOR EVERY NEED AMIGA TROUBLESHOOTER’ TOP SELLER IS IT WORTH $ 9.95 TO LOCATE YOUR PROBLEM? The Amiga Troubleshooter is simple, easy-to-use tor diagnosing faulty components on all Amiga computers It takes you through logical steps leading you directly to Ihe source of your problem in seconds. Over ninety percent of Amiga problems are readily fixed by simple substitution of integrated circuits (ICs) in existing plug-in sockets. The novice as well as the experienced technician will find it simple to use. No other tools or equipment are needed Over thirty of the most common failures in the following categories are listed: power-up problems, Amiga keyboard, mouse joystick port, video display, serial port, parallel port, disk drive, and audio problems. $ 9.95 AMIQUEST PCMCIA ADAPTER FOR IDE REMOVABLE DRIVE ADVANCED AMIGA ANALYZER AH INEXPENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC ANALYZER THAT WORKS ON ALL AMIGAS Amiga Shopper magazine (U.K.) says "without doubt, this is the finest diagnostic equipment I have ever seen, and I address all Amiga repairers and practical-minded users when I say this is really something worth having." A complete diagnostic hardware and software analyzer (uses point and click software interface). The analyzer plugs into all Amiga ports simultaneously and through sophisticated software displays 6 screens to work from. Shows status of data transmission signals: Tests game port function, parallel port, serial port, cisk drive, video ports, memory (buffer) checker, system configuration and auto test. Reads diagnostic status of any read write errors from track 0 to track 79. Software automatically tells what errors are found and the chips responsible. 85% to 90% of the problems presented to service centers are found with this analyzer. Saves you lots ol money on repairs and no end user or repair shop can afford to be without one Don't be fooled by its low cost. Simply plug in cables from the analyzer box. This sophisticated diagnostic tool is used by end users and Amiga repair centers worldwide ... $ 69.95 2Y for Amiga 600 1200 able hi AMIQUEST is a removable hard disk expansion module for the A600 1200 that plugs info the PCMCIA port. AMIQUEST is small and self-contained (4.1" x 2.9"), about the size of a 2.5" disk unit. It uses a standard, inexpensive IDE 2.5" hard drive. AMIQUEST can be plugged in and removed while the machine is on. It is recognized by the operating system just like an ordinary floppy disk and the case does not have to be opened .S119.95 + AMIGA EMERGENCY STARTUP KIT + Stop sending out your Amiga for repairs. Save a lot of lime and money by repairing your own. Over 90% of defective Armgas are easily repaired by this plug-in replacement kit. Kit corrects 28 symptoms and includes: Two 8520A CIA Chips,
8362. 8364. 68000-8, Chip Puller. Fuse. Schematic. Amiga Troubleshooter and the Final Test diskette.
• Emergency Startup Kit (£DIA 14). A $ 114.00 value for S64.50 Same as DIA 14 and includes 8373 Super Denise (fDIA 14B) .....$ 79.95 Same as DIA 14 and includes with8372A 1 meg Agnus (£DIA 14C) . $ 94.50 Same as DIA 14 and includes wilh 8373 and 8372A (FOIA 14D) ....$ 104,50 ORDER LINE 1-800-292-7445 • STATUS CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE (914) 368-4242 3 Chestnut Street. Suffern, New York 10901 • Fax: (914) 357-6243 Order Status Customer Service Line: (914) 368-4242 (914) 357-2607 Order Line Only 1-800-292-7445 International Order Line: (914) 357-2424 9-6 e.t. mon.-fri. AJUrademark ncHogojUaMCD n K rErtron th respectitfe ¦_ COMMODORE FACTORY SURPLUS
- NEW AND REFURBISHED- M ecentty, Commodore elected to consolidate their stateside operations, titus making them financially stronger. L m. One of the first steps taken was to reduce their inventory in both the US and Canada. In doing this, select distributors were given the opportunity to purchase sizable amounts (over Vz million pounds) of new and factory refurbished parts at extraordinarily low prices. This section contains these new and refurbished items, which are indicated by the letters “N”or “R”to the left of each product. Refurbished does not mean used or pre-owned, but simply factory remanufactured. Some units may have minor imperfections hardly noticeable. With the exception of a minor imperfection, if any, most everything appears “mint. ” Of course everything carries a full 90 day warranty and some items a full year, This is your opportunity to purchase Amiga Commodore parts and equipment at up to 80% less than an authorized dealer pays. Every month we add items to this list that have just arrive front Commodore. MOTHERBOARDS N A500 (rev, 3) Complete with all Chips including Vs meg Agnus 1.2......$ 89.95 N A500 (revision 5 and up) Includes 8372 1 meg Agnus & 1,3 ROM.....$ 129.95 N A1000 Last chance to keep a spare ...$ 69.95 R A2000 Includes 8372A 1MB Agnus & new 2,04 Operating ROM $ 299.95 N A2058 Commodore A2000 8K RAM expander (2MB installed) ...$ 149.50 R A3Q0Q (various revisions) CALL N A3000 daughter expansion (Zorro) board . $ 84.50 N VGA 2BB laptop motherboard by Commodore ....$ 149.50 R 1541 replacement control board only ..$ 24.50 N 1571 control motherboard $ 39.95 R C64 motherboard (1984-7 version) Includes all chips .....$ 34.95 N C64C motherboard (revision E) .... $ 54.50 N C128 motherboard (with new ROMs) $ 69.95 N C128D motherboard (with new ROMs) .. $ 74.50 N PC30 40 60 III... CALL N 1750 RAM expansion board (no outside case) $ 19.50 N Slingshot Pro:* Gives A2000 slot for your A500. New design with passthrough. Now take advantage of all A2Q00 plug in boards $ 38.50 N A501 original Commodore for A500 512K memory upgrade .....$ 24.50 N A2300 Commodore Genlock board (A2000 3000) sof1ware (specify A2000 or A300Q) ...... S64.50 KEYBOARDS N A500 (American version) $ 27.50 R A500 (U.K. version) ......$ 22.00 , A600 1200 .....$ 29.50 ** A1000 .. $ 54.50 N A2000 .....$ 49.50 R A3000 .....$ 49.95 N SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICES BONUS PACKAGE E: R Commodore C64 power supply software with 1541 floppy drive & Commodore color monitor $ 184.50 BONUS PACKAGE F: R Commodore C64C power supply cables software (latest version made) w 1571 high density floppy drive & commodore composite color monitor..$ 259.95 SOFTWARE PACKAGE G: Amiga Discovery Kit includes: Kindwords (program, dictionary & superfort disks), Deluxe Paint II (2 disks), Ports o( Call and 226 page manual explaining all software $ 9.50 SOFTWARE PACKAGE H: Amiga Starter Kit includes: Kindwords, Indiana Jones, F40 Persuit, F A18 Interceptor, Fusion Paint and 180 page manual explaining all sottware ....$ 9.50 MISCELLANEOUS N MPS1230 Commodore printer (same as Citizen 120) tractor friction ...$ 59.95 R A2300 Genlock Board (A2000 A3000) software manual .S64.50 N New Housing for A500. Includes top & bottom $ 16.95 N Printer Port Adapter.* Interface any Commodore printer to work any PC PC clone ...... $ 29.95 DISKETTES N 3Vi" (720K) Commodore diskette with various software that can be erased. This is a new disk available at a low price. Package of 10 ....$ 3.80 Package of 50 ....$ 18.00 N Just Released 2.1 Series Diskettes (same software as 2.1 kit)
2. 1 install disk (370166-01) $ 3.95 2.1 fonts disk (370169-01)......S3.95
2. 1 locale disk (370129-01)......$ 3.95 2.1 extra disk (370168-01)......$ 3.95
2. 1 workbench disk (370167-02).,$ 3.95 Set of all 5 diskettes ......$ 17.50 SOFTWARE SURPLUS BLOWOUT! Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Amiga or Commodore) ....$ 15.95 Arkanoid (Commodore) ...... $ 5.00 Test Pilot (Commodore) ......$ 5.00 Tetris (Commodore) ... $ 9.95 Animation (Commodore) . S6.00 Money Mentor (Amiga) .. $ 8.95 Art Department Pro (Amiga) .$ 119.00 Appetizer (Amiga) ......$ 7.95 Graphics Workshop (Amiga) ...... $ 9.95 Deluxe Paint II (Amiga) .. S10.95 Scala Multistart (Amiga) ..... CALL MONITORS R 1802 composite video high resolution color monitor with cables. Production monitor prior to 1084 series Works on 64 128 series. Also an excellent VCR or Toaster monitor .$ 114.95 R 1702 composite video color monitor with cables ....$ 84.50 R 1403 high resolution VGA monochrome video with cable .....$ 49.95 N A520 RF modulator. Allows you to connect an Amiga (A500 200Q 3000) to a TV or composite video monitor. The A520 converts the RGB video signal into composite color video. Complete kit with instructional book $ 19.95 N A2300 Commodore Genlock Board (A2000 3000) Simple plug-in board software (specify A2000 or A3000) ......$ 64.50 COMPUTER SYSTEMS R Amiga 500 with power supply and sottware (no mouse) .....$ 179.95 With STARTER PACK software add S9.50 R Commodore C64C w power supply (latest design and revision) ..SB9.95 R Commodore C64 w power supply.$ 64.50 R A2000withal!chipsfncluding8372Agnus, 2,04 ROM. Keyboard, mouse, power supply and manual $ 469.95 R C128 with power supply (no manual) .$ 99.95 R C128D with built in 1571 drive, keyboard and power supply .....$ 139.95 R PC10III (XT) No hard drive ......$ 149.95 R PC20III (XT) 20 meg hard drive ... $ 169.00 R PC40III (AT-286) 40 meg hard drive .$ 299.95 POWER SUPPLIES N A500 Exact Commodore replacement .$ 29.95 R A500 (240V U.K. & Europe) .$ 24.50 N A500 Big Foot* (A500 600 200 watts) A must for Toaster users $ 79.95 N A1200 Big Fool 200 watts ....$ 79.95 N A2000 (Switchable from 110 220V) ....$ 89.95 N A2000 Big Foot* (300 watts) ....$ 135.00 N A3000 Exact Commodore replacement .....$ 84.95 R A3000 (220V) (U.K. & Europe) .. $ 79.95 N C64 (sealed nonrepairable) 1.5 amp ...$ 9.95 N C64 (repairable)* 1.8 amp .$ 24.95 N C64 4.3 amp heavy duty (also used with 1750 RAM expander) ....$ 29.95 N Cl541 11 1581 (external) Limited quantity. Going fast .....$ 19.95 220 Volt version available for ....$ 24.95 N C128D (internal) .... .$ 12.95 N Cl28 external 4.3 amp (exact replacement) $ 29.95 N PC20 (75 watt) .$ 49.95 N 1680 power supply for A1200RS modem ...$ 11.95 DRIVES N A500 internal 880 K drive: Exact drop-in replacement ....$ 59.95 R A590 hard drive (20 megs) with controller & power supply $ 169.95 With extra 2 megs installed add ..$ 74.00 R A1010 1011 Amiga external 3Vi" floppy (with case) $ 54.95 N A2000 high density drive (1.76 megs) ..... $ 91.50 N A2000 internal drive ...... $ 79.95 N A3000 internal 3W drive ... $ 89.95 N A2090A hard drive controller (no memory) .$ 17.95 N Sony tape cartridge (OD 6150) used with A3070 tape backup .....$ 18.50 R 1541 complete floppy drive with cable $ 54.95 N 1541-11 complete stand alone floppy drive with P S .... .$ 79.95 N 1571 complete stand alone floppy drive (Selling out fast) $ 99.50 R 1571 same as above but refurbished ..S69.95 N 1581 floppy drive replacement ...$ 59.95 N IBM Commodore bridgeboard floppy (5VM.2 megs) ....$ 37.50 rNOT A COMMODORE PRODUCT C64 ..$ 15.95 C128D ....$ 25.95 PC Series $ 42.50 Encoder Board (Mitsumi) (A500 2000 3000) ..... $ 19.00 CDTV in black ..... $ 34.50 286 386 laptop .... $ 69.95 VA Em SEND SASE FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL COMMODORE AMIGA SURPLUS PRODUCTS Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses Alternative Software Units 5-7, Baileygatc Industrial Estate West Yorkshire WF8 2LN England 97-779-7777 Ambitious Technologies 1519 W. 134 th SL Gardena, CA 90249 310 379-1425 Blue Byte Distributed by Kompart CD'IV Publishing 1200 Wilson Drive West Chester, Pa. 19380
(215) 431-9100 Chaocity 221 Town Center West, 259 Santa Maria, CA 93454 805 925-7732 Cinemaware Distributed by Electronic .Arts Commodore Business Machines 1200 Wilson Drive West Chester, PA 19380 215 431-9100 Daze Marketing 2 Canfield Place London NW6 3BT England 71-328-2762 Desktop Video Systems 14121 West 9th St. Lenexa, KS 66215 913 782-8888 DevWare 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 1 I-A 17 Poway, CA 92064 619 679-2825 Digital Creations 2865 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 103 Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 916 311-4825 Electronic Arts 1450 Fashion Island Blvd. San Mateo. CA 94404 800 245-4525 Euphonies 138 N. Main St.. Suite 11 Sebastopol. CA 95472 707 823-1380 Expansion Systems 11862 Osgood Road Fremont, CA 94539 510 656-2890 Gold Disk 20675 South Western Ave., Suite 120 Torrance, CA 90501 213 320-5080 Heifher Communications 4451 1-70 Drive N.W. Columbia. MO 65202 314 445-6163 ICD 1220 Rock St. Rockford, II, 61101 800 373-7700 Impressions 7 Melrose Drive Framingham, CT 06032 203 676-9002 1 nnoVision I'echnt>logv 1933 Davis St. San Leandro, CA 94577 415 638-8432 Interplay 17922 Fitch Ave. Irvine, CA 92714 714 553-6655 Iomega 1821 West Iomega Way Roy, UT 84067 800 777-6179 Kompart Guilford J louse 20 Guilford Road St. Albans Hens. AL1 5JY England 72-786-8005 Konami 900 Deerfield Parkway Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 708 215-5100 Krisalis Software Teque House Masons Yard Downs Row Moorgate Rotherham S60 2HD England 70-937-2290 MicroLeague Interactive Software 2201 Drummond Plaza Newark, DE 19711 302 368-9990 Micro Prose 1 Hampton Road Industrial Estate Tetbury Glostershire GL8 8LD England 66-650-4326 Millennium Interactive Quern House Mill Court Great Shelford Cambridge CB2 51.D England 22-384-4894 Natural Graphics 4603 Slate Ct. Rocklin, CA 95677 916 624-1436 Ocean Software Distributed by Electronic Arts Personal Video Wizards 7836 Second Ave. South Bloomington, MN 55420 612 881-3340 Pride Integrated Video Systems 2715 Australian Ave.
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(718) 967-1509 FAX (718) 948-0893 New LOW PRICES olden Gate 486SLC & WINSTORM DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME THE LAST WORD Kudos, complaints, comments, concerns, and contributions from our readers. Back To Square One I was very disappointed to read about the all-new Amiga CD32. I can’t believe that Commodore would take this path with the Amiga. Commodore has been struggling to break the game-machine oo o o myth since the Amiga’s inception. The Amiga should have, by all rights, taken its place at the forefront ol the computer world, having the best operating system and architecture of any personal computer. Even today, with IBMs and Macs trying to multitask with pitiful results, the Amiga still has the cleanest and most powerful operating system. With the advent of AmigaDos 2.0 and the new AGA machines, and the Amiga’s prominence in the video industry, I thought that the Amiga was finally breaking that mold, and that it finally had a shot at the position it deserves. With the CD32, all that goes out the window. It ratifies the myths and secures the Amiga for game-machine status. Commodore has taken a huge step back for a wonderful computer. Brian Tietz Cu pert mo, Californ ia AGA Dilemma It has been several months since the release of the A1200 and the A4000 and I have yet to hear anything about a motherboard revision or an AGA card for the A2000 3000. As an owner of an A3000 with an IV24, an external Svquest hard drive, dual floppies, and so forth, 1 would much rather buy an AGA card or motherboard revision than sell my machine at a loss and then shell out more money for an equivalent A4000. Someone might argue that other platforms do not have the graphics, modeling, rendering, or music software that is available for the Amiga, but this is becoming less true all the time. I really do love my A300Q, hut my point is that Commodore needs to either drop the price of the new AGA machines or produce an AGA card and or motherboard revision for the A2000 3()()0. Most of the Amiga users I have seen do not have die money to dump their machines at a massive loss and then turn around and spend thousands of dollars on a new AGA machine. John Giersdorf Fort Ord, California CD32 Critique At 1 li st glance, the Amiga CD32 looks like something the designer of the I RS- 80 would have created. I must say, this doesn’t look good for its future in die US, and if Commodore markets the machine like it has done with others in The CD 32... secures the Amiga for game- machine status. Commodore has taken a huge step back for a wonderful computer. The past, then 1 don’t have any hope of it having much of a future. Is Commodore going to advertise on television to the younger generation who doesn't know anything about Amigas, megabytes, or 68EC020 processors? 1 hope for once that Commodore realizes that the US market isn’t the same as the UK’s. Joseph Drippe Brilbuckle, Fennessee Power Up Problems I find it interesting that your magazine can devote two issues to the new Amiga 1200 and then not even write or create any columns, articles, or reviews of software which may be compatible or even available for the A1200. 1 was an owner of a 1MB A500 and after reading the January issue, weighing the upgrade cost, and considering the advice of a friend who purchased one, 1 decided to make the move to the “mainstream Amiga.” After reviewing the June and July issues, I’m beginning to wonder if 1 made the right choice. I am still waiting for my free software from Commodore since the end of March. Long distance calls to a number concerning the Power Up software, [produced a message stating] that it was shipping over two weeks ago. Are there that many of us A1200 owners? Paul Moy Atlantic City, New Jersey Editors Note: If you participated in Commodore's Power Up program for a new A1200 4000, and still have not received the free software, please call Commodore at 2J5 431 -9420 and leave your name and address. Crossed Signals I would like to correct an error in the October *93 issue concerning Bob Lindstrom’s article, “Cross-Platform Computing.” Under the section covering MIDI and sound-sample conversion, Mr. Lindstrom states that “currently, only Synthia Professional ...supports cross-computer conversion... with support for AIFF (and) Sound Designer.” Dissidents’ Sample Wrench 16-bit sound-sample editor supports AIFF as well as Sound Designer with or without MacBinarv O j header. Studio 16 from SunRize Industries also supports AIFF. Indeed, many users of Sample Wrench utilize Studio 16 AD516, and transfer sounds between the two applications using the AIFF format. Jim Fiore Dissidents MultiFrame - ADPro T C According to Mall Drabiek. Of Avideo magazine “MultiFrame is a must for Amiga video users who always wanted to apply special effects to their animations using ADPro and MorphPlus but never had I lie time to learn how to write and execute Arexx scripts." JTT TLJfV¦ "g.rT.UT ¦ - New IFR - Digitize 30 FPS video from video tape! AGA Emulation on an Amiga 2000 3000! Now with the new RetinaAGA real lime AGA ehipscl emulator you get the features of the A4000. This means you can have a 256 color Workbench and run AGA programs on your A2000 or 3000. So don’t try to guess what the AGA machines look like, find out for yourself with a RetinaAGA for a whole lot less! '[Tie Retina is the first single card solution integrating the best features of the Amiga’s graphical user interface with the ability to display Workbench or AmigaOS compliant programs (on their own custom screen) in resolutions up to 1280x1024.
• XI Pain I real-time 24Bit paint program comes with the Retina™
• The Retina™ can still be used to display 24Bit graphics while displaying Workbench.
• Retina animation software included to make 8, 16 or 24 Bit animations. Just some of the many packages supporting the "Retina” are ADPro, Aladdin 4D. MorphPlus. MultiFrame-ADPro, ProPage. Pagestream. Prowrile. Imagine2.0. TVPaint2.0 Professional. Dynacadd. Panorama, Real 3D 2.0 and our own Ylab.
• Requires VGA and up monitors.
• Ram Configurations 2 MB or 4 MB.
• Compatible with the A2000. A3000. And A4000 series Amigas. Installs into any 100 pin Amiga slot does not use the video slot.
• Compatible with the Video Toaster and OpalVision. Requires the 2.0 or greater operating system. !• ” -I ji I. 1 Wl . -jfiSi
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- 1 r 1 I* ? 1 r *ii_ 1 VI ¦ 1 - ? 1 1 ' 1 VUJl i 1- i | V viailliM I *an» bmam i I ¦ VMIJM HU 1 •IIP I I ft 'WH * ¦ | „i. | r - t imiw ii 1% w* i».r mpm it J I V-MU in i inrr ihm >mat« taa iimn Mil rail The Vl ab includes an extensive software control system designed to make digitizing as easy as possible. For the first time building lengthy digital video segments no longer requires expensive and slow frame-bv I r: u lie digitizing. Using a revolutioivary new concept. MaeroSyslem has provided a new Interleaved Frame Recording feature (VLab and Vlab Y C). Interleaved Frame Recording or IFR basically allows the Vlab to digitize full 30fps digital video sequences to HardDisk by making multiple passes of the recorded video. The Vlab will digit ize the number of frames specified to either HardDisk or Ram as sequentially numbered frames. Hardware Features
• Frame grab in l 30th sec. Or Field grab in 1 60th see.
• Digitizes full frame full color NTSC or PAL signals. Software selectable inputs include:
• Vlab - 2 Composite inputs.
• Vlab Y C - 1 Y C & 2 Composite inputs.
• Vlab 1200 - 2 Composite inputs.
• Time Base Corrector not required.
• Compatible with the Video Toaster and OpalVision. Software Support
• Vlab control windows allow you to keep mult iple critical controls open at the same time. And the monitor window display lets you see exactly what you are digitizing.
• Real time Color. Contrast, Luminance and Gamma. Luminance. Chromanace controls.
• AGA chip set support.
• Includes ADPro Loader module,
• Extensive Arexx control system.
• Save images in 24Bit. YUV. Or AGA.
• The Vdib™ is supported by many popular Graphics programs,
• Supported by the Nucleas Personal SFC.
• The Vlab™ requires KickstarL 2.0. MultiFrame is a front end for the Art Department Professional and Morph Phis Ilia! Gives you much greater control over multiple-frame processing with no knowledge of Arexx required. You can manipulate single or multiple images over time creating special effects easily. The perfect tool for creating effects with a large number of images for output to video, MultiFrame Features:
• Process images over time - most processes can be manipulated with a starting value and an ending value with the separation being the number of frames that you choose to make. Generates all frames automatically for you.
• Non-linear motion using true splines with adjustable knots, tension, continuity and bias. Full spline- controlled variables.
• Perform ADO-style fly-ins of moving images easily using perspective operator. Create panning tilting camera effects on still images or sequences.
• Multiple frame Multiple Ripples, allowing ripples that start on different frames that accelerate decelerate over time.
• Rotoscope: Automatic compositing of foreground images over backgrounds using true aipha-channel holecutter key effects.
• Automatic scaling and conversion of images during processing.
• Auto-Display of images to supported framebuffers (Retina, Firecracker, OpalVision. I larlequln. DCTV).
• Complex operator processes (sphere, perspective, etc...) now allow loading and saving of all parameters for easy recall.
• Automatic conversion of any supported image format lo any other format (including AN1M-5 ANIM-8 and Toaster FRAMESTORE) during processing. TVPaint 2.Cl Professional The State of the Art in 24 Bit Painting for the Amiga. TVPaint is the fastest 24 Bit Paint Package available for the Amiga. Some ofTVPainPs features: Automatic Antialiasing on drawing tools. Powerful Airbrush tools. Density control on tools. Full Undo Redo, Spare Swap screens. Convolution Effects. Dclinable Magnification Window. Custom Masks. Pressure Sensitive Tablet support, Color Lookup Tables. Recommended by NewTek for use with the Video Toaster System. $ 599.95 S799.95 Suggested List Suggested List Retina Version Multiple Version 17013 Smugglers Cm e Hft. Clemens, Ml 4S03B 1313] EG3-0035 Phone '[313] EG3-9G39 Fax Faster, Better, Easier and Less, $ 2395 The Emmy-award winning Video Toaster gave you the power to produce broadcast quality video without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, the new Video Toaster 4000 gives you stunning effects, higher quality and state-of-the-art features you can't buy anywhere else at any price. Toaster 4000 takes full advantage of the powerful new Amiga 4000, the only computer designed from the ground up with video production in mind. Video Toaster 4000... nothing comes close. Kiki Stockhammer
- f; ' 6 4 Input Switcher Character Generator LightWave 3D Digital Video Effects Toaster™ 4000 adds over 50% more effects and offers improved effects quality along with an enhanced interface and user- adjustable effect speeds. Amazing new effects include photo-realistic color action effects, real-time animation overlays and warps with transparent drop shadows. Now with 275 resizable PostScript fonts, multiple fonts on a line, variable transparency, 24-bit ToasterPaint brushes and seamless image compositina. Featuring hundreds of new capabilities. It's easier to use. Faster afltf lets you play back animations over live v 'dcc in real-time! Call 1-800-847-6111 for more information = wT= K INCORPORATED ‘Complete systems starting at well unaer $ 5000 Base system includes Amiga 4000 030 computer, 120Mb. Hard drive. 10Mb. RAM, Toaster card and software Call 1-800-847*6111 for the Toaster dealer nearest you. Toaster owners' Call NewTek for upgrade information PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems. Inc Amiga is a trademarK of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. Video Toaster. Lightwave 3D are trademarks ol NewTek. Inc. © NewTek. Inc 1993

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