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Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. AGAmes .. 75 Brief rev iews of games specially designed or adapted lor the A1200, A4000, and CD32. EDITOR S DRAWER Wanna hear a secret? When you shop around for the best value in com puling systems, the Amiga is at the top of the heap. As an Amiga user, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the following claim: The Amiga represents the best value in the computing market. That’s probably one reason you purchased it in the first place. But is this claim still true in today’s competitive market, where prices for both the PC and Mac platforms have tumbled? To find out, we decided to sponsor an unprecedented computer shopping spree that would test the deep pockets of even the most avid techno-shopper. We set loose AmigaWorkVs roving shopper, Dave Johnson, with tens of thousands of dollars in Amiga World play money bulging from his money belt. The rules of this fantastic buying splurge were simple: Browse through your favorite computer megastore and purchase roughly similar computer systems based on the Amiga, Mac, and PC capable of performing some of the most popular computing tasks, including word and image processing, graphics and animation creation, multimedia presentation, and desktop publishing. See what system you can create for each of the platforms, and then compare the price tags. Amiga Rules! Johnson is a knowledgeable computer user familiar with all three markets. He knows value. And, like you, when it comes to computer shopping, he's after the best bargain. In terms of features, capabilities, and applications, the systems he chose are all roughly equivalent, and the Amiga compares favorably to the other two platforms. The big difference, however, is price. If you’re one of the approximately five million loyal Amiga owners, then this article confirms what you’ve known all along: The Amiga offers more bang for your computing buck. But, don’t take my word for it. Turn to page 20 to see for yourself just what your hard-earned cash will buy. Devise your own comparative shopping spree and see if you don’t arrive at comparable findings. Since its introduction, the Amiga has been shunned by the general computer press and scorned by other (jealous?) System users. It’s time for the Amiga to take its rightful place as a serious contender in the computing world. Far and away the price performance leader, it warrants careful consideration from those searching for a new computer system. Despite its lofty ranking, the Amiga isn’t for everyone. It’s the choice of champions, selected for its multitasking, quality graphics, ancl sound capability at a reasonable price. It’s for those who are more concerned with results and what the computer can do than with brand names. The Amiga lias speed, power, and capabilities found only in systems costing much more...and it’s all wrapped up in an easy-to-use, flexible package. It’s the best-kept secret in the computer industry.

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Amiga World Vol 10 04 1994 Apr

Document sans nom L BER4770A ” BLOCKBUSTER HIT FOR CD327-P.70 mu nicotians i cat ion Amiga ... PC Amiga See How They Run! ? ANIMATION ? GRAPHICS ?MORPHING ?VIDEO ? MULTIMEDIA ? DTP Plus!
• 10 AG A Fixes For Non-AGA Owners 50 I O Expanders Animation “Recycling I | i [ I i ! I Audio For Video More DOS “Gems” “HotLink” Your DTP jpmai nmer Release 2 fjgr inal Writer is arguably the best word processor yet released tor the Amiga.”, Amiga $ g|d; March
1994. "...Final Writer is the top Amiga word processor to rival even the Mac and PC heavyweights.", CU Amiga (England). January 1994. Finalwriter haskall of Final Copy M s major features plus many . More. Jt includes: Table of Contents, Table of illustrations. Endnotes, Bibliography, and Index gen- 'eraijion; sections; multiple master pages; EPS gsapnic support: movable text blocks; rotated text and graphics; and a user configured button strip for individulTcustorri tion of the program’s interface. Release 2 now includes complete Undo” capabilities. Easy-to-select Bold, Italic, and Underline options; floating palettes for tools, user buttons, and style sheets; a new tool strip that features drop down menus for fonts, styles, and font size: and additional flexibility in customization of the user interface. Final Writer requires 2 megabytes of RAM a hard drive, and Workbench 2.0 or higher. Fa&lScript is a registered trademark ot Adobe Systems Incorporated
P. O. Box 50178 Phoenix, Arizona 85076 Cirdo -18 on Reader Service card LOW PRICE final OpyMl Release 2 "Readers’ Choice Awa :i 93' Amazing Computing; "Awarcy§3 -"feest Software Product", Amiga Plus "Product of the Year 1993",,i Amiga Macaflp iermany). What more can we savJS Thisjfr thelmost popular and most used word |MBr on the Amiga today. It features a 110.000-; pira speller; 1.4 million word thesaurus; autaj| hyphenation: search and replace: tab stops; adjustable margins; word and sentenc(y»HCljg;-l paragraph sorting; on-screen math; Arexx port; style sheets; drawing tools; imported IFF graphics: master pages; CompugraphicJjype-1; anc Jk NimbusQ outline font support: and the best printing possible on any Workbench supported graphic printer or PostScript device. Final Copy II works equally well on Workbench 1.3,2.0 and higher. Ail you need is a minimum of 1 megabyte of RAM and 2 floppy drives. A new low price now makes this top-rated word processor an even better bargain than ever. THIS OPPONENT IS PROGRAMMED TO BE CHALLENGING. Corporation Air Warrior is a registered trademark and Stellar Emperor is a trademark of Kesrrui Corporation, MultiPlayer BattleTech is a trademark and MechWarrior and BattleTech are registered trademarks of FASA Corporation. If you think you're good at games, then let's have some real fun. When you're online with Genie Multi-Player Games, you’re playing real people, in real time. Some of the best players around the world. ? Splash a bandit in Air Warrior®, and you’ve just taken out eight other guys, who'll be back gunning for you. Blast a MechWarrior in Multiplayer BattleTech™, and who knows? Could be that jerk from the coast. Could be a mercenary who’s looking for a few good friends. ? With Genie, the possibilities are endless, the people are terrific, and even the prices are competitive. So put some new life into your joystick, and sign on. We’ll see just how good you are. ? Sign up now: I. Set your modem for half duplex (local echo) at 300, 1200 or 2400 baud. 2. Dial toll free 1-800-638-8369. Upon connection, enter HHH
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4. At the key code prompt enter APD423 5. Have a major credit card or your checking account number ready, a For more information in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-638-9636. Genie multi-player games 100% ORGANIC OPPONENTS Performance Counts (...NOT PROMISES) GVP brings out the best in every Amiga Great Valley Products delivers on our commitment to manufacture the most innovative and technologically superior products for the Amiga. 40MHZ _ 040 + + U z - ; 1 SCSI 2 FAST J + 128 MB 040 scsi + + 8+ sampler to own for the .Amiga. The versatile Digital Sound Studio jltuaceied program for sampling, editing, song composition, stereo sound playback as well as creation of .MOD format songs. New DSS 3.0 software now supports direct- to-disk [hard disk!) Recording and playback. New real-time effects and powerful playback and editing features as well as an even more versatile and powerful interlace. CIRCLE 53 ON READER SERVICE CARD software includes a mul 4098 SCSI 2F4S774O08 SCSI IT Bring the world of SCSI within your reach with either of these versatile boards. 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. The 4098 is equipped with a full 32-bit SCSI2MST interface providing up to an incredible 10Mb per second transfer speed. Eight 32-bit, standard 72-pin SIMM slots provide for up to an amazing 256Mb of very fast RAM...NOW! A2Q00 users or those looking tor the most economical SCSI solution will find room for up to 8Mb of 16-bit memory on our 4008 card. CIRCLE 36 ON READER SERVICE CARD IV-24" A4000, Hie Ultimate Genlock This is what you have been searching for in a professional
4000. This integrated hardware , cleanest genlocked video on the Amiga ~ composite. SVHS, Betacam and M-II compatible inputs & outputs as well as a 24-bit, 16.7 million color Jrame-bufler and real-time framegrabher digitizer, this is the Amiga genlock every professional needs. GVP's acclaimed ImageFX software as well as the powerful EGS SpcctraPaint, now included, complete this picture as the Ultimate Genlock. An enhancement package including the professional Component Transcoder (CT1 is available separately! CIRCLE 28 ON READER SERVICE CARD _ TBCPIllS* This professional quality (CC1R- ( 601|, all digital time-base-corrector [TBCI uses state-of-the-art 8-bit 4:2:2 video signal process- ing. ..Plus it provides a real-time video trame- grabber and 16.7 million color frame buffer ...Plus there is a lull SMPTE EBU time-code receiver generator and a separate comb filter available...Plus this incredible product will transcode composite and Y C inputs...Plus a 3 channel video input switcher fin composite and Y C] ...Plus programmable video special effects! CIRCLE 6 ON READER SERVICE CARD A4000 G-Force 040-40'“ This is it! Never before has such a powerful processor been available for the Amiga! GVP puts a 40MHz Motorola '040 in your A4000 (030 or 040) and couples with it up to .32Mb of super fast S1MM32 memory. We don't stop there... add the memory expansion module and gain a total 128Mb of RAM |incredible!| directly connected to this blazing processor. For maximum performance, GVP offers a second optional module for a full 32-bit SCSI2FA5T interface, capable of data transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Mb per second! GVP Gforce...Experience the power! CIRCLE 29 ON READER SERVICE CARD G-FORCE A2000 G-Force 040-33 Combo1* 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 U interface is integrated for maximum performance and we include the bonus of ioExtender capability with an extra parallel port and a buffered highspeed serial port. Hot "toast" served here! CIRCLE 30 ON READER SERVICE CARD G-L0Ck “ 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 AC. A 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 can purchase an EX module from Scab distributors. With G-Lock’s included dual-input audio panel it's simply the best choice for every personal Amiga owner. CIRCLE 25 ON READER SERVICE CARD EGS 28 24 SPECTRURT Go Beyond AG A Graphics with this real-time, 24-bit, true- color graphics enhancement card. Programmable resolutions up to 1600x1280! 800x600 in 24-hit! We include a custom display pass-through cable for single-monitor use. Included with Spectrum is a GVP exclusive, the acclaimed EGS SpectraPaint (formerly EGS-PAINTl Get the standard that others are developing for, EGS Spectrum. Bring workstation graphic power to your Amiga today and see what you've been missing! CIRCLE 3 ON READER SERVICE CARD Performance Series 11*“ At 50Mhz, you can own the fastest A1200 in the world! Add up to 32MB of high-speed 32-bit RAM, today! With the added power of a 50Mhz FPU, your floating point operations have never been speedier. A 40MHz version is also available for those who want the best, but don't need as much speed. A simple connection in the A 1200's 'trap-door' never voids a warranty, and with cither SeriesII you have the added versatility of our DMA Peripheral Port (DPP). Add the fastest SCSI interface on any A1200 with the A1291 SCSI Kit. It just plugs in from the back. Other expansion products,including a 16-bit CD quality audio digitizerand playback unit as well as a real-time video digitizer coming soon! Keep your options open! CIRCLE 15 ON READER SERVICE CARD bogged-down computers when transferring data via modem (at speeds in excess of 57,600!). Optional RS-422 Kit or second RS232 Kit are available for even greater versatility. Free your ports and regain performance on your Amiga with ioExtender! CIRCLE 36 ON READER SERVICE CARD ImageFX'*1 This revolutionary must-have-program combines the traditional elements of image processing with amazing high-end special effects and morphing tools. Image FX is east-to-usc in every respect. It supports image file formats in use on nearly any platform from Macs to SGI machines.lt has built in virtual memory for all Amigas, no more 'out-of-mcmory' problems! ImageFX even incorporates an on-line help system! ImageFX includes EVERYTHING you need in one low cost package: 24-bit painting, scanner modules, image format conversion, and much more! Recommended by Video Toaster User and in use at Warner Bros. Animation ...ImageFX is the one to have! Get the tool the professionals use and recommend! CIRCLE 18 ON READER SERVICE CARO 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 io Extender" 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+) at the same time. No more messy, unreliable switch boxes! To speed you on your way, we include a i-spced, FIFO buffered serial port. No more dropped data or eed-dc EGS 28 24 Spectrum. Performance Series II. Image FX, G-Lock. IV-24. G-Force ‘040-40. G-Force ‘040-33.4098 SCSI2F4SF, ioExtender, PhonePak VFX, and DSS8-I are trademarks of Great Valley Products, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners USA VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1994 Amigas, Pcs, Macs,*,0 My! By Dave Johnson 20 dll’went comparison shopping to see how stacked up against the PC and Assembling three similarly equipped systems each with a comparable array ol’ popular applications software we came up with some figures we think you'll lind I'm interesting, indeed! AG A FIXES By Sheldon Leemon 38 Suppose you don't have a new AG A model Amiga, but you do want to enjoy some of that the AGA machines I lere’s a comprehensive survey of alternatives available to users of older Amigas to help bring your system up to speed. ARTICLES The Ins and Outs of I O By Barbara Gefvert ...24 Widgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs, gadget s . . . Whatever you happen to call them, we've got ’em right here. Our buyer’s guide to input output expansion presents 50+ listings for every kind of adapter, expander, switch, cable, or interface you’ll ever need to get the job done. Who’s Running This Show? By Geoffrey Williams ..27 From sporting events to museum exhibitions . .. amusement parks to medical conventions . . . Business training programs to broadways shows; Amigas are the brains and brawn driving interactive- multimedia presentations all over the place. Let’s take a peek at the show behind the show. Hidden AmigaDOS Gems PART 2 By Denny Atkin .....31 The second installment of our three-part series on the newest releases of AmigaDOS shows you how to use the powerful scripting capabilities of your operating system to make complex computing tasks easy. Cool Moves With HotLinks By Patricia Zabka Kaszycki ....313 "1 lot Linking" your desktop with Soft- Logik’s HotLinks automatic data-iransfcr system will make your DTP operation faster, simpler, and more efficient, Here’s a hands-on tutorial to warm you up. No, those mice on the cover are not blind ikes're lending you straight to an inter-platform shopping comparison on p. 20 aimed at determining who's the big cheese when it comes to value for your dollar. FEATURES COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson ..4 I he editor’s got a computer system under each of the three thimbles. Let’s see ... which one will he pick? Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen * J 8 Follow Joel’s tips and tricks this month and leant how to save time and avoid tedium by “recycling” your animation frames. Video Suite By Paulo de Andrade ..86 l ake an edge in your video-production work by assembling an audio system designed to deliver sound quality that complements not confounds your visuals. This two-part series shows you what you need and how to make your » d components work together. AW Product Information .90 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue o AmigaWorld, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses” list. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....6 What’s happening, what's hot, what’s up on line? Check it out in this space each month. Help Key ....82 If you're helpless in Houston, frustrated in Fresno, or just sleepless in Seattle over mechanical infidelities, tune in WTIM for advice. List of Advertisers ....92 The Last Word ..96 Please, no more letters alx>ut Tonya and Nancy let's slick to Amigas, okay? REVIEWS EGS 28 24 Spectrum (GVP) 12 A 24-hit hi-res display card that blazes the EGS (Enhanced Graphics System) trail. Toaster Toolkit 4000 (DevWare).. 14 Utilities galore for the new Video Toaster. VideoScan Genlock VS-525N (CompuVid) .... 16 External genlock with lots of extras. TYPESMITH 2.0 (Soft-Logik) .19 New version of the innovative outline-font editor seems well worth the wait. MEDIAPoiNT 3.6 (Activa Int’l) 60 Flexible multimedia-prcsentation system. SAS C 6.50 (SAS) ..63 Full-featured C C+ + development system. GAMES Itv Peter Olafson 4 Liberation (Mindscape uk> 70 Finally a CDS2 title that really makes Commodore's game machine shine! Check out this futuristic RPC. Cannon Fodder (Virgin uk) and Theatre of Death (Psygnosis UK) ..72 One great, one good arcade wargame. Short Takes .72 Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. AGAmes .. 75 Brief rev iews of games specially designed or adapted lor the A1200, A4000, and CD32. EDITOR S DRAWER Wanna hear a secret? When you shop around for the best value in com puling systems, the Amiga is at the top of the heap. As an Amiga user, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the following claim: The Amiga represents the best value in the computing market. That’s probably one reason you purchased it in the first place. But is this claim still true in today’s competitive market, where prices for both the PC and Mac platforms have tumbled? To find out, we decided to sponsor an unprecedented computer shopping spree that would test the deep pockets of even the most avid techno-shopper. We set loose AmigaWorkVs roving shopper, Dave Johnson, with tens of thousands of dollars in Amiga World play money bulging from his money belt. The rules of this fantastic buying splurge were simple: Browse through your favorite computer megastore and purchase roughly similar computer systems based on the Amiga, Mac, and PC capable of performing some of the most popular computing tasks, including word and image processing, graphics and animation creation, multimedia presentation, and desktop publishing. See what system you can create for each of the platforms, and then compare the price tags. Amiga Rules! Johnson is a knowledgeable computer user familiar with all three markets. He knows value. And, like you, when it comes to computer shopping, he's after the best bargain. In terms of features, capabilities, and applications, the systems he chose are all roughly equivalent, and the Amiga compares favorably to the other two platforms. The big difference, however, is price. If you’re one of the approximately five million loyal Amiga owners, then this article confirms what you’ve known all along: The Amiga offers more bang for your computing buck. But, don’t take my word for it. Turn to page 20 to see for yourself just what your hard-earned cash will buy. Devise your own comparative shopping spree and see if you don’t arrive at comparable findings. Since its introduction, the Amiga has been shunned by the general computer press and scorned by other (jealous?) System users. It’s time for the Amiga to take its rightful place as a serious contender in the computing world. Far and away the price performance leader, it warrants careful consideration from those searching for a new computer system. Despite its lofty ranking, the Amiga isn’t for everyone. It’s the choice of champions, selected for its multitasking, quality graphics, ancl sound capability at a reasonable price. It’s for those who are more concerned with results and what the computer can do than with brand names. The Amiga lias speed, power, and capabilities found only in systems costing much more...and it’s all wrapped up in an easy-to-use, flexible package. It’s the best-kept secret in the computer industry. Amiga World Dale Strang, Publisher 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, Happ, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Alana Korda, Manufacturing Manager Michael McGoldrick, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Guinard, Sales Representative Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: 1-800-441 -4403; 1-603-924-0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 Giorgio Saluti, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd.. Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX: 1-415-375-7019 Wendie Haines Marro, Marketing Director Mary McCole, Promotion Coordinator Lisa Jaillet, Desktop Publishing Manager Johanna Rivard, Circulation Promotion Manager Debbie Bourgault, Circulation Fulfillment Manager Subscription Sendees: 1-800-827-0877 or 1-815-734-1109 TcchMedia Publishing Dale Strang, President William M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Keinco Publishers Services, Newsstand Circulation mlDG INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP Amiga World (ISSN 0883-23001 is an independent journal not connected with Commodore business Machines, Inc. AmigaWnrld is published monthly by Tech Media Publishing, Inc., an IDG Company, MO Elm St.. Peterborough, NH 03458. US subscription rate is $ 29.97, one year: $ 57.07, two years; $ 83.97. three veins; Canada. $ 41.97 (includes GST)* and Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface $ 19.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97. US funds drawn on US bank. Prepayment is required on all foreign subscriptions. All foreign rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at Peterborough. Ml. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: 003-924-0100. On-line on BIX: Amiga,World (in Amiga.exchange); CompuServe: 76376.2137: Portal: Go Amiga* World. Entire contents copyright 1994 by TcchMedia Publishing. Inc. No part of this publication may Ijc printed or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes U)AmigaWor!d, Subscription Services. PO Box 595. Ml. Morris, II. 61051-7901. Nationally distributed by Kablc News Cio, Anugttli'nrhJ makes every effort to ensure the accuracy >t articles, listings, and diagrams published in the magazine, dmiga- WrnUassumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. PRINTED IN' IT IE I SA. Posted under Canadian International Publication agreement 257478. Our competitors think we're crazy. But you won't when you see the incredible photographic-quality, dye-sublimation output from FARGO's® new Primera™ Color Printer. For the absolutely breakthrough price of just $ 1,245* you get picture-perfect dye-sublimation prints or fast, inexpensive wax thermal proofs. Both in the same printer! Print on A and A4-size paper, transparency film and even T-shirt transfer sheets from Windows 3.1™, Macintosh® and Amiga®. _ Why pay hundreds even thousands of dollars more and get less? Call 1-800-3274622 today for a free sample print and full information. ELECTRONICS, INCORPORATED 7901 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 U.S.A. PCComputing CHOICE AWARD (612] 941-9470 Fax: (612) 941-7836 ‘Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Dealer price may vary; Macintosh version $ 199.95 MSRP additional Patents pending. Primera is a trademark and FARGO is a registered trademark of FARGO Electronics, Incorporated. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks CD32 Rollout at CES LAS VEGAS Commodore presented the US edition of its Amiga CD32 games console at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January along with an ambitious marketing plan and a promising report of its initial sales in Europe. CD32 is expected to list for S399 when it becomes available in the US in late March. An MPEG add-on module, which gives the CD32 full-motion video capability, will be offered separately for $ 249. The module plugs into the large expansion port at the rear of the CD32, and enables the machine to play video and karaoke Cds. The CD32 can play audio, CD-fG, and CD-rMIDI discs. Also, CBM claims that video Cds designed for Phillips' CD-I machine will work on MPEG-equipped CD32s. Software support for Kodak's PhotoCD format is planned for spring. The machine is "very, very suitable for interactive TV,” said Jeff Porter, CBM's director of advanced technology. Porter indicated that Commodore is talking to five major third- party hardware manufacturers about licensing CD32 technology for use in the set-top boxes that permit "navigating the ocean of information ' available on interactive TV. CBM reps said more than 100,000 machines have been sold in just three months in Europe and that CD32 has outpaced competing CD consoles by threeto-one. Faster "O-Forty" Without even using a Zorro slot, you O 7 can now boost your A3000 or A40l)0,s processing speed, and add RAM and a SC’S I -2 controller! The Warp Engine (MacroSystemUS) offers ’040 acceleration at 28, 33, or 40 Mhz.. The 33 and 40 Mhz versions of the board ($ 1599.95 and 1899.95, respectively) provide an '040 processor, while the 28 Mhz model ($ 899.95) offers a socket for the chip. This means A4000 040 owners can simply transfer the processor on their motherboard to Marketing the Machine CBM aims to sell 300,000 to 500,000 CD32s in the US in 1994. Geoff Stilley, president and general manager of Commodore's US division, unveiled a wide-ranging promotions plan, including 30- and 45-second television commercials, exposure on home-shopping channels and talk shows, gaming challenges in high-traffic outlets, and a fan club offering discounts on software and hardware add-ons, Stilley estimated that $ 10-15 million would be required to implement the plan. While he was unable to say how much of that CBM could actually provide, Stilley expressed confidence that the company which took a financial beating in 1993 would have adequate funds to properly launch the CD32. "All the resellers we're talking to are saying, 'Welcome back, we can't wait ” Stilley said. Early on, the CD32 will be available in software stores at malls, with mass-merchandising outlets and toy stores to follow. A US software bundle had not been finalized at press time, but was expected to include two to four game titles. CBM seems to be favoring 21st Century's Pinball Fantasies, Ocean's Sleepwalker, and Microcosm from Psygnosis. About 35 CD32-specsfic titles are currently available in Europe. About 85 are expected to be available in the US when the machine hits the streets. At press time, there the 28 Mhz Warp Engine card. Also, According to MacroSystem, you can also realize a RAM speed increase by transferring the memory chips from your motherboard to the Warp Engine. The board's four SIMM sockets allow you to mix RAM module sizes or you can go with 32MB SIMMs for a total of 128MB on the A4000 version; the A3000 model accepts a maximum of 64MB RAM. During SCSI data transfers, the board will reportedly leave the Amiga’s CPU 909F free. (RS 120.) Were about 160 CD32 developers. In addition, about 60 percent of the 110- plus titles for CDTV CBM's initial, but less- than-successful foray into CD are said to be CD32 compatible, and CBM has singled out 24 CDTV titles as especially worthy of the new machine. Commodore's own publishing wing was slated to release five CD32 titles at the close of CES: Jim Sachs' Defender of the Crown II (see review, Dec. '93, p. 80), CD Football, Insight: Technology, and improved versions of the Grolier's Electronic Encyclopedia and the Guinness Book of World Records. CD32 titles typically list for S45 to S50, and sell for SB to S10 less on the street. There's also the prospect that CD32 games will be available for rental (and the unit itself for sale) in video stores. CBM indicated it is talking to several of the larger video-store chains, who say they are "very interested" in the CD32. Hooking It Up Add-ons may be in the works, as well. The compact unit can be connected to a TV with the included RF modulator cable; it also supports S-Video and composite displays (which also permits use of monitors like the 1084S). However, the machine does not currently offer an RGB port or permit direct connection of other Amiga peripherals. Continued on p. 8 Don’t let its name fool you -the A4000 G-Force 040-40 may have been developed for the A4Q0O, but it also functions in A30()0-series machines. GVP’s fastest accelerator ever features a 40 Mhz Motorola ’040 processor. The main board holds up to 32MB of RAM, and a daughterboard accommodates another 96MB, giving you up to 128 megabytes. Another optional module provides the SCSI-2 connector. (RS 121.) Both boards promise a SCSI transfer rate ol up to 10MB per second! To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 9 Running multiple frequencies on your Amiga can mean constant manual adjustment of picture size and position on the monitor. Except on Electrohome monitors with DMS (DIGITAL MEMORY SIZING). Pre-set the size and position of up to 40 different signals using DMS and your monitor images will remain stable at all times, with no adjustment necessary when switching signals. Our 14" (15-40KHz) and 20" (15-38KHz) models are ideal for graphics, animation, modeling, and video manipulation, with "an extra degree of excellence" in performance and reliability. For more information, please call: ELECTROHOME Display Systems...Amiga Color Monitors 809 Wellington Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 4J6 Phone: 519-749-3130 Fax: 519-749-3151 Circle 97 on Reader Service card. 0 V E R S C A Computer Cafe's "Can-a-mation" “CD32" From p. 8 Imagine throwing open your refrigerator door lo discover a wild party of soda cans twirling and twisting to a Chubbv Checker beat. 4 Or, instead of imagining it, check out the new Diet Shasta ad campaign for yourself on TV. If your wondering who’s throwing this party, give credit to David Ebner, Tom Williamson, and Jeff Barnes of Computer Cafe (“Animation Without the Attitude”) in Santa Maria, California, who conceived and produced the colorful 3-D animation on Amigas. “To make the greatest impact said Shasta‘s marketing agency, West Beach Marketing, “we needed something unique. We felt going fully animated with fun sound effects and exciting music would give us a breakthrough spot that people will remember.” Faced with such a tall order and tight deadlines, Computer Cafe chose a non- traditional way of outsourcing the work to freelance animators from all over the country the team transmitted scenes and test animations via modem. Computer Cafe worked with Jim Arthur in Colorado Springs on the animation, received rendering assistance from Mark Miller in San Diego, and programming help from Jon T indall in Detroit. The animators used two NewTek Video Toaster cards, Light Rave (LightWave emulation software), three ’040 acceler- Express Lane With the V-LAN Express single-device frame-accurate video controller (S795, Videomedia), you can bypass the "traffic jams" caused by interruptions from other VTRs on a muitiple-device network. This pocket-size dedicated controller does not ated Amiga 2000s, one A4000, and an ’040-based A3000. The cans were modeled at 3000 polygons and image-mapped at 3300 lines resolution for the tighter shots in the animation. Movement was achieved with LightWave’s Layout, and then shaped and enhanced with the Bones function. Soda spray bursting from the cans as they popped their tops was rendered separately and blurred with ASDG’s Art Department Professional. Blasts of confetti were layered on top of the rendered end tag with the help of a custom version of Tindall's SPARKS Particle Animation program, which builds clusters around modeled objects and creates a motion path. Party balloons were given that “real” look with a rendered reflection map. After all the finishing touches, Ebner output all of the shots to DPS’s Personal Animation Recorder. One important step in the process was communicating progress to the client using the Wiref rame Preview feature in LightWave. “The Computer Cafe showed us tapes of the wireframe movements as they went along,” said Mark Owens of West Beach Marketing, “so we could see how the concept was progressing before the renderings. It was fascinating, and it gives a client on any budget greater comfort to see some of the work in progress.” Computer Cafe and company produced the full 30-second spot fade up to fade down without ever touching tape until delivery for the sound mix. In just 18 days the team completed a 15- second 3-D animated spot for the New Year’s weekend Freedom Bowl telecast and then completed a full 30-second spot for the upcoming IA; campaign. Additionally, a single frame from the animation was rendered at print resolution, then sent via modem to Shasta’s art director for billboard advertising. Certainly, a toast should go to the Amiga, which was essential for on-the-flv production and for churning out impressive animation in record time on a (diet) slim budget. Pa trie Hedlund require a V-LAN transmitter or connect to a network of VTRs. It attatches to your serial port and comes with Amiga driver software for any RS-2327422 and VISCA-compatible videotape, videodisc, and digital disk recorder that supports the V-LAN standard developed by Videomedia (RS 123). (IBM and Mac disks are also availabfe.) But don't rule this out. A half-dozen third-party hardware manufacturers have contacted CBM about making add-ons for the new system. Products contemplated include extra memory, accelerators, floppy drives, and an expansion board similar to the one made available to developers by Commodore that includes a range of ports for hard and floppy drives and RGB monitors. Were it to catch on, such a device could relieve developers of the current storage constraints imposed by the 1K of nonvolatile RAM CD32 uses to store saved games. The machine's two joyports are compatible with existing Amiga mouse devices and joysticks. As with previous AGA machines, you can access PAL mode and earlier incarnations of the custom chip set by holding down both mouse buttons at boot. These options may be useful for running older CDTV programs or titles designed for the European version of CD32. Peter Olafson Time for Taxes It’s that time of year again and Oxxi lias updated TaxBreak ($ 79.95) with the latest tax forms and schedules for
1993. Simply enter your Figures and Tax Break automatically calculates tax refunds and payments onto a ready-to- print form . If you get stuck on a particular line, you can access specific instructions from the IRS via the Help key. Current owners can upgrade for $ 29.95. (RS 127.) Still & Sample VideoMaster from Oregon Research is a video digitizer and audio sampler rolled into one. It is availabfe for both the Amiga 500 or 600 (S109.95) and Amiga 1200 (S119.95). With the hardware software combo, you can sample full-screen color stills from video cameras and camcorders, (if you want to lift color stills from video recorders or laser-disc players, you will also need an electronic color splitter.) You can sample quarter-screen monochrome video clips (of up to 30 frames per second) to play back on your Amiga. You can also sample eight-bit sound. VideoMaster includes a video sequencer so you can create multimedia sequences with the video and sound samples. ColorMaster (sold separately) is an automatic RGB color filter for VideoMaster that plugs into the Amiga's parallel port. (RS 125.) Mission to Mandelbrot Dare to explore mysterious fractal regions using your Amiga? You won't even need a map. With Mand2000’s ($ 34.95, Cygnus Software) animated zoom and pan features, you can explore the Mandelbrot and Julia sets and other fractals via an intuitive point-and-click interface (you can even use a joystick to “drive” through fractals). With the Show Location feature, you can find out where you are just in case you do get lost. Since Mand2000 supports Arexx (a dozen scripts are included), you can create animations (zoom, morph, iteration, and Julia seed movies) automatically with the help of a program such as ADPro. Multiple windows, a multi-level “undo” feature, full AGA support, and speed make Mand2000 a state-of-the art program. (RS 122.) Driving Big Floppies You can store twice as much data on high-density floppies than on standard ones. The question is, How do you access them? DKB (RS 130) provides an answer, now that it distributes the 1.76MB high- density floppy drive from Power Computing of Scotland. With the drive, you can even read and write 1,44MB-format PC floppy disks with the help of Consultron's CrossDOS emulation software (included with AmigaDOS 2.1 and later), which is now bundled with CrossPC. External ($ 175) and internal ($ 170) versions are available. The external drive works with any Amiga running Kickstart 2.04 or later; the internal model requires that you have an A2000, A3000, A600, or an AGA Amiga (A4000 or A1200). Much to the chagrin of those who must sit in proximity to me, I love Amiga-generated music. It doesn’t matter whether it's 8- or 16-bit, Bach or Biohazard; any sound that drowns the din of my computer’s and laser printer’s cooling fans is good music in my book. And the pickings on line have never been better, I might add. ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh On-line music files evolve so rapidly, 1 couldn't conceivably evaluate more than a fraction of them each month. The network writh the most Amiga-specific music files is Genie, which offers page after page of great ones. Portal is a close second, while CompuServe's Amiga Arts forum offers significantly less. Face the Music The list of hardware needed to play music on your Amiga is thankfully short. The Amiga’s built-in music capabilities are superb, though decidedly tame when compared to the output of even the lowliest 16-bit sound cards. A monitor with stereo speakers such as a I084S or 1942 reproduces music in a pinch. Blit a stereo receiver or boombox with some small speakers is a definite plus (connect your Amiga’s audio outputs to the auxiliary input on your sound machine via phono cable). There’s a variety of music formats, the most common being Noise l lacker and MusicTrack- er. These so-called Music Modules (MODs) have even found their way to other computer platforms in recent years. MED (Music Editor) files, have slacked a hit in popularity, but new ones still appear. MIDI and Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS) files don’t seem quite as popular as they once were. Stand-alone music files and digitized sound files that don’t require a separate player program have fallen out of favor over the years, too. Exotic Ripper L27 by Rene (Turbo) Troll denier has seen a lot of interest in recent months as nonmusicians often use it to “rip" sections from other MODs for use in their own. Fledglings interested in hearing some great Amiga MODs should begin by getting a good, multiformat player. A long-time Favorite of mine is Ed Mackey’s Edplayer 2.1. It places a black CD player Faceplate on your AmigaDOS 2.0 or higher Vvork- bench screen, complete with most of the CD controls you’re already familiar with, and offers MIDI support. Another one is Stephan Fuhrmann's PowerPlayer, a freeware German import that supports roughly 15 different music formats (this is remarkable, considering the executable is only about 43K in size). Another Euro import, Power- Tracker, by Wai Hung Liu, is an even smaller (3 IK) multiformat player that complements Power- Player nicely. Once your music collection grows, you’ll have formats that won’t play on Power- Player, but will play on Power- Tracker, and vice versa. Another older, all-purpose MED player and composition package is MED 3,2 by Teijo Kiununen. Although it hasn’t been updated in about two years, it remains quite popular. Its compact size, ease-of-use, and great documentation make it a favorite for composing everything from dance songs to game music. Much like a MIDI file (the instruments remain separate from the program), MED is remarkably efficient. Functional demos of the commercial program OctaMED, an offshoot of MED, have also seen an increase in popularity. OctaMED’s most redeeming quality is its ability to split the Amiga’s audio channels. Some Pick Hits Let's take a look at some hot MOD files of the Iasi 12 months found on most nets. One of the more dynamic files 1 enjoyed greatly was Guitarslinger. For flashy techno-dance music, an impressive MOD called Nicole comes complete with digitized vocals. If you grew up in the ’70s, you might get a kick out of a MOD called Money, which is loosely based on die Pink Floyd classic. I say “loosely" because it starts off with an accurate rendition of the cash register, but segues into what’s best described as elevator music. The next time you have friends over, put on Eleciric- Funk from a person who goes by the name Moby. It won a prestigious international music competition, and while it breaks no new musical ground, it's funky electric guitar at its best. The next rising star of the music world may be composing MODs and MEDs on an Amiga right now, and uploading them to the nets in die hope of getting recognition. Just think of the “I knew so-and-so when” stories you can tell your kids. So, what are you waiting for?n BIX 800 695-4882 617 354-4137 CompuServe 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Delphi 800 695-4005 Genie 800 638-9636 Portal 408 973-9111 Buy one Timebase Corrector... ..and get a second one FREE! The Kitchen Sync $ 1295.00 Completely synchronize not one, but two independent video sources for use with virtually any switcher or digital video effects system requiring synchronous video inputs. The Kitchen Sync is TWO complete S-Video compatible infinite window time base correctors on one IBM AT Amiga compatible card. And at a price that you would normally pay for a single TBC. Two complete time base correctors on one card that can plug into any IBM AT compatible slot. With any video source, even consumer VCRs and camcorders ? 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30. 000 No Yes No Yes 3QfpS 99fps No Yes rSYJY 12 11 |PU L. LI.U1HL Professional Paint & Animation DIGITAL ANNOUNCING VERSION 2.0 Version 2.0 of Brilliance has been designed with productivty in mind. Several new features enhance this already powerful program. Features like Flip Frames that allows the animator to flip through drawings. Rub Thru that make compositing easier. Load and Save Tween paths enabling much longer and repeatable brush moves. Faster and more accurate Tweening. True View option for magnification. And much, much more. Briltiance! The best just got better! "Excellent! Brilliance is loaded with useful drawing and animation features, but it's not just the sheer number of tools on offer that impresses. Two other big points arise. First, the program is very easy to use, thanks to its intuitive, flexible and well thought- out panel system. The second major factor is Brilliance's speed. Even in HAMS mode, everything zips along beautifully quickly.” Amiga Format, October 1993 (UK) "After using Brilliance for just a couple of days, I'm hooked. It is the only package to be released for the Amiga which can rival Deluxe Paint for animation capabilities, and it is a class act." Amiga Down Under Nov Dec 1993 (New Zealand) ...Brilliance kicked Tut's Butt! Fp m Overall Speed Picture Size Limited By: Chip RAM Total RAM Number of Brushes Number of Anim Brushes Number of Screens Levels of Undo Levels of Redo Load Save Paths Flip Frames Realtime Preview Mode Full Screen HAM Gradient Fill Max of Colors Gradient Fill True 24 Bit Editing Load DCTV Pics as HAM Max Animation Speed Ground-up Design for AGA
* Limited only by lota! RAM Still Not Convinced? 30 Day Money Back Guarantee when purchased directly from Digital Creations as a Competitive Upgrade to Ver. 2.0. Call 800-645-1164 to order. "It is solid as a rock. Never have I known a first version of any program stand up like this or be so perfectly polished." Amiga Shopper, December 1993 (UK) COMPARE! Deluxe Paint IV Vs. Brilliance Digital Creations, PC) Box 97. Folsom. CA 95763-0007 Product Information 916-344-4825 • FAX 916-635-0475 * Orders 800-645-1164 RE V E EGS 28 24 Spectrum EGS- compatible, 24-bit high- resolution display card. Great Valley Products, $ 499 Accelerator compatible. (1MB); $ 599 (2MB); $ 149 Minimum system: Hard drive, 2MB RAM. (1MB upgrade) Recommended system: A4000, large multiscan monitor, A2000 3 000 4000. Accelerator. Over the last twelve months or so, Amiga video-display boards have transformed themselves from press-release vaporware into hardware reality. For a different twist on a common theme, GVP is hoping that the Enhanced Graphics System (EGS) will get a foothold in 24-bit graphics and let its EGS 28 24 Spectrum stand apart from the crowd. EGS represents retargettable graphics (RTG) for the Amiga, and software designed around the EGS concept should run on the Spectrum or any other EGS-compatible board. Commodore’s own brand of RTG is still some time away, so GVP is in the enviable position of having a living, working retargettable graphics system you can buy right now. Spectrum Specs The Spectrum board and its accompanying five disks of software install quickly. The board slides into any Zoito II or III slot, and two external video ports grace the board's backside. Your monitor plugs into the output port, while the second port accepts the signal from the Amiga’s video output. The Spectrum board passes the normal Amiga signals directly to your monitor, obviating any need for die second monitor that older display cards required. However, with more than one Spectrum card installed, a Macintosh-like single display can overlap multiple monitors. The software includes one thoughtful "emergency" boot disk that allows you to boot back into a native Amiga mode if you find yourself without an EGS-compatible monitor. If you have an Amiga 4000 that suffers from the well-publicized Zoito III bug, the Spectrum will still operate albeit in the slower Zorro II mode after you change the position of a single jumper. A well-appointed monitor driver editor is included, but its use is best left to experts. Fiddling To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 90. With it can be dangerous (one bad signal can ruin a perfectly good monitor), and there’s really no need to write your own. The EGS software includes drivers for Commodore monitors as well as VESA, VGA, and S-VGA spec monitors. Once the software is installed, you may run the Workbench in normal Amiga resolutions or in any screen mode allowed by the Spectrum board, which goes as high as 1600x1280 with as many as 256 colors. In practice, you probably won’t exceed 1024x768, after which the resolutions are interlaced. Unlike other display boards, the Spectrum displays a 256-color Workbench even if you aren’t using AmigaDOS 3.0. I found Workbench screens of more than 32 colors unacceptably slow on my A3000, though my 4000’s Workbench remained peppy even at 256 colors. Don’t spend time on the Workbench, though; the real magic is found in the custom EGS environment. The Soul of EGS To whet your EGS appetite, Spectrum ships with a dozen or so utilities and mini-applications, including a rav-tracing 3-D equation plotter, a screen grabber, and various configuration programs. EGS- SpectraPaint, EGS’s flagship application to date, completes the package. Spectrum’s EGS environment resembles an attractive cross between Workbench anti Windows. EGS performs best when all applications open in windows that share the same EGS screen, much like having all your Amiga programs open and run on one Workbench screen. This is logical, since an EGS screen is likely to be large enough (800x600 minimum) to display several programs simultaneously. Besides, using more than one custom EGS screen would consume most of your chip RAM before you’ve opened even a single program, EGS has its own set of modular Preferences and a standard library of requesters and interface objects. One of its most useful surprises is the ability to pull commonly used menus off the title- The decision to buy a display card shouldn’t hinge on the capabilities of its accompanying paint program, but EGS- SpectraPaint is unquestionably the Spectrum’s strongest selling point. Workstation- environment 24-bit painting is rare in Amiga software, but that’s what Spectra - Paint delivers when you’re editing 24-bit images and it’s remarkably easy to use. The program’s toolbox is both draggable and resizable, and any or all of the menus can be torn off the titlebar and positioned for quick access. Bar and leave them out in the thick of things for quick access. Of course, you’ll need to be able to launch programs from the EGS screen, so an EGS-specific dock program is included. EGS-Dock is designed to let you run applications from groups of buttons or icons. To my dismay, however, it behaved unpredictably on both of my systems, failing to run at all about half of the time I booted. Another drawback is that although it’s very configurable, you can edit it only from an anachronistic script File. EGS-SpectraPaint’s most flashy feature is the area-selection tool. Called a “magic wand,” it uses a controllable threshold setting to determine how many hues around the selected color should be included in a region. The program boasts the ability to load any number of images, memory permitting, and to have up to four active views of the same image, each at a different magnification. In terms of memory, EGS-SpectraPaint (like the entire EGS software lineup) works well with the virtual-mernoiy manager, GigaMem (INOVAtronics). On the other hand, EGS is sadly lacking in animation capabilities. If the next version supports 8- or 24- bit animation, there'll be cause for celebration. In spite of its versatility' and power, EGS-Spectra- Paint is not the ultimate paint program. It does a few things very' well, like pantogram, stencil, and thresholds, but it is not a full-featured paint program. A typical working relationship would be to use it in conjunction with an image-processing program, such as GVP’s own ImageFX. Watch for a greatly enhanced version in a few months. Do your homework before choosing a 24-bit display card. Shop around carefully, read all the reviews and specs, and talk to the experts. Some cards, like the Picasso II (Expert Services) and Retina (Macro- SystemUS), effortlessly tweak your Amiga into displaying some software at resolutions far beyond their intended limits, such as creating 1280x1024 Final Copy screens. Spectrum isn’t designed to do this sort of thing; while it “promotes” the Workbench to a high resolution, it needs EGS-specilic software for use in its native environment. A decision to buy Spectrum, then, is a vote for EGS and an investment in the future of Amiga graphics. Although it will not force some existing programs to run at high resolution, the Spectrum is an elegantly designed device that does everything it claims. The board’s potential leaves me optimistic about a future brimming with EGS applications. 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4000. Although the product is under a new license agreement, distributor Dev- Ware allows registered owners of the original package to upgrade for $ 79.95. Six Toaster Tasks The Toaster Toolkit 4000 offers six separate programs: Toaster Sequence Editor, Toaster Project Editor, AnimFX, TXToAnim, EraineStore Compressor, and a ColorFont Converter. The most significant of these is the Toaster Sequence Editor, which is used to compile a script of Toaster commands. Run the compiled script, and the commands are executed in sequence, as if you had manually clicked the Toaster Switcher’s buttons. This process works thanks to the Toaster Switcher s Arexx interface, which accepts commands from the Toaster Toolkit. The Sequence Editor also lessens further potential drudgery by recording your mouse clicks and converting them to a script of standard Arexx commands, or in a proprietary compressed format. The Sequence Editor’s control screen resembles the Toaster Switchers. The top half of the screen displays one of the banks of Toaster effects, while the bottom half has buttons for banks and effect speed, control of the T-bar position, inputs for the Overlay, Program (Main) and Preview outputs, and buttons to perform Take or Automatic transitions. A scrolling list window shows the sequence of selected commands and offers buttons that allow you ro load, edit, or run a script. Some controls make short work of tasks that would be difficult under manual control. You can specify a duration for repetitive effects, like “falling snow" and “old film." A “loop’' button repeats commands for either a designated number of times or for a measured amount of time. The Slideshow button lets you select a series of Framestores to display and the effects to display between these “slides.” There’s also an Out button that lets you output text, speech, Arexx commands, or serial-port commands as part of the script execution. This button also lets you control external devices such as the DPS TBC III, Prime Image’s TBC, Selectra Vu-Port controller for Panasonic AG-1960 VCRs, and the BCD single-frame controller. This scant list of supported devices can easily be augmented with your own external- device definitions. Next in Sequence The Toaster Project Editor is designed to let you choose the presentation order of effects on each panel and select both their default speed and color (for effects that use a background or border color). It also lets you build a catalog of effects and print a list showing which effect corresponds to which effect filename. Its best feature, the “MacroFX” button, lets you build a “macro” effect button to inn a program or execute scripts from Amiga DOS, Arexx, or the Sequence Editor. With a little creativity, the MacroFX button can add effect icons that display a slideshow, control the strobe feature on your TBC, or perhaps capture a series of frames and automatically save them to the hard drive. Toaster Toolkit 4000 is the only program I’ve seen that allows you to launch scripts directly from the Toaster screen, using a regular Toaster effect icon. In addition to MacroFX, Toaster Toolkit also lets you create more con- ventional animated wipe effects, using its AnimFX program. To create an effect, you must first create an anima- don with a paint program like Deluxe- Paint or Brilliance, using one of the supplied animation templates. The AnimFX program lets you convert this animation to an effect, add an icon image, and even add a sound-effects file. There is also an FX-to-ANIM converter program, which converts animated Toaster effects back into animation files. This program won’t work on all effects (AGA animations use a proprietary NewTek formula), but it will convert many of them. It even converts the sounds associated with an effect to an IFF 8SVX sound lile. As of this writing, no other program lets you assemble or disassemble effects with accompanying sounds. Two For 2.0 Framestore Compressor and the Color- Font Converter are also included. The Framestore Compressor converts Framestore files from the old storage format to the new one, which reduces their size by 509c. A selectable Snoop mode watches for the creation of new Framestore files, and then compresses them automatically. The Co lor Font converter program converts 52- or 64-color image clips (up to 280x 160 pixels in size) into characters in a Toaster ColorFont. You simply create an image clip, or “brush,” for each character, and save it under a filename ending in the ASCII code for the letter it represents. You enter the filenames in the ColorFont program, and the files are converted into a font. While both the A 2 0 0 0 A 3 0 O 0 A 4 O 0 O Okay, Okay, So lt‘s A Digital Time Base Corrector, But can it...? The Plus Means Yesi With TBCPIus Following GVP's philosophy of complete feature integration pioneered by our G-Force Combo11' accelerators (used in a majority of Amiga® Video ToasterTW 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 SI,000. We agree. What does the Plus get you?
- Real-time 16.7 Million Color Frame-Grabber FrameBuffer for use as a digital video stillstore or signal generator. Included ImagcFX™ modules allow direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer.
- Full Transcoding between Composite and Y C (SVHS) Input and Composite and Y C (SVHS) Output. JoluA - Real-Time Professional Special Effects Generator featuring solarization, strobing, pseudo-color, monochrome effects, and more.
- NTSC PAL SECAM Signal Standards Conversion to NTSC PAL for integration into worldwide video environments automatically.
* - Complete Amiga Software Control and Arexx:v Interface that allows seamless integration of all TBC Plus features into an exisiting automated video studio installation. PU - Full Processing Amplifier (ProcAmp) Control for correcting or adjusting incoming video "on-thc-fiy" quickly and professionally. PL« - 3 inputs [2-composite, 1 Y C) that can be connected simultaneously and 'Hot-Switched' with softwrare without having to play with cable connections. Folut - Convert the 2-composite inputs into a single Y C input, providing two switchable Y C inputs. JOLus - Full SMPTE EBU encoding decoding striping available as an optioa
- fyutc ij nxuch ttxc c! 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 Opal Vision v Graphics System. The Plus means it also offers morel'’ Cary Cehman, President Magic Bullet Communications. Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 657 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 1 9406 * USA PHONE 215*354*9495 • FAX 21 5*337*9922 01993 Great VaJ ey Products, Inc. i TBC Plus, G-Fcrce Combo. ImagsFX and IV24 are trademarks of Great Valley P'oducts inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga. Inc,. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, Framestore and ColorFont converters are wonderful additions for Toaster 2.0 owners, Toaster 4000 and Toaster 3.0 software already saves Frame stores in * the compressed format. In addition, it can incorporate graphics clips directly into Character Generator pages, making it easy to add a logo to a title page without creating a ColorFont. Rough Edges As good as the Toaster Toolkit 4000 is, there's room for improvement. The Sequence Editor needs refinement, as there’s noway to edit a script line. Enter the wrong Framestore number, and you’ve got to delete that line and insert the correct one. Direct support for the new Toaster status commands is missing, too. A “background” button lets you set the background channel to any of 4096 colors, but the colors are represented by meaningless numbers. Also, if the Toaster-efTect icons were smaller, the command buttons could be larger. Toaster Toolkit 4000 competes against a number of products, such as T-Rcxx Professional, ToasterVision, and the Deli, all of which have roughly similar attributes. Toaster Toolkit 4000 offers some unmatched features, such as the ability to launch a script from a Toaster-efFect icon, provide effects with audio accompaniment, and create Color- Fonts. Its capabilities also straddle all versions of the Toaster. These unique characteristics, along with the program's intermediate price, make it an intelligent investment for the Toaster owner who wants to customize, automate and simplify many Toaster tasks. Sheldon Leemon . 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. SAS and SAS C are registered trademarks nr trademarks orSAS Institute Inc, SAS Institute Inc in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand ‘ ‘ . ' and product names arc registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. Gary. I L 27513 Circle 40 on Reader Sen ice card. VideoScan Genlock VS-525N (NTSC version) CompuVid, $ 1275; optional power, $ 70 All Amigas.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Accelerator compatible. Installation: Easy. Minimum system: A500, VCR or camcorder, video applications software. Recommended system: A2000 or better; waveform monitor and vectorscope for video signal adjustments; time- based corrector. Multifunction external genlock. VideoScan, the newest fraternity member of Amiga video genlocks, is an external device that performs dissolves and simple wipes and can be used for cut switching on the vertical interval. What sets it apart from the genlocking crowd is that it can work as a stand-alone mixer for two synchronized video sources. With the change of a jumper, you can also connect it via the RGB port to an Amiga, even one that already has an internal genlock. 'Thus connected, it loops the RGB signal lo your monitor. The slim, sturdy unit is designed to sit atop the A2000 3000 4000 case, and it easily supports a monitor. It draws power from the Amiga or from an optional external power supply, a feature A500 owners will no doubt find comforting, and one that effectively makes the Amiga a peripheral device. I O Options VideoScan has both composite and Y C K K V lews (S-VUS, ED-BETA or Hi8) input and output. Its two inputs and its output ports all have BNC and S-Vl IS style 1)1 N connectors. Both 28-pin and 15-pin 1)11 connectors accommodate Amiga R(.ll and multisync monitors. Except when in Video Mixer Mode, VideoScan can provide simultaneous composite and Y C output. A BNC connector gives you Key signal I O, with the input or output option selected by a dip switch. Three other dip switches allow 75-ohm termination of the inputs. The front panel provides two dissolve sliders and an effects slider for wipes, which include horizontal, vertical and circular, or any combination of the three, plus inverted. The duration of wipes range from two to seven seconds, and wipes can he performed either manually or with the auto-wipe button. Also provided are adjustments lor horizontal position and subcarrier phase shift up to 180 degrees. VideoScan's built-in black signal seems to he zero IRK, an indication of the product's European RAL heritage. While there’s no mention made in the scant documentation, technically inclined users can open the case and turn potentiometer RV-I8 until the signal reads 7.5 IRE (lor NTSC), using a waveform monitor. Mixers, Anyone? Four buttons let you choose the video sources and mixing modes and also double as vertical interval switches for cuts. Two more buttons select either composite or S-VHS format. You can easily mix Amiga graphics with any stable video source, such as a camera or time-base-corrected videotape. When using a second genlockable video source (camera, video disc, or a TBCed videotape), you can mix between two video sources, Amiga graphics and a black signal. Of course, vou can mix only two u at a time, and certain combinations are not available. In Video Mixer Mode you can dissolve, wipe, or both, between video sources 1 and 2 and black. In Reference Mode, dissolves (but no wipes) are available between nun-keyed Amiga graphics, source 1, and black. Dissolves or wipes in Key .Mode (selectable by a rear-mounted switch) are performed from source 1 to keyed Amiga graphics, or dissolves only are performed from source 1 or unkeyed graphics to black. Finally, Amiga Mode lets you perform dissolves and or wipes front unkeyed graphics to source 1, but you can perform only dissolves (no wipes) from graphics or source 1 to black. A logical pattern develops as follows: You can mix source 1 and black with either Amiga graphics or source 2, but ? 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 real-time 24-bit true-color, at a mere fraction of the cost! Look at the colors and features in our SPECTRUM.
• Programmable resolutions up to an amazing 1600x1280 800 x 600 in 24-bit!
• Real-Time 24-bit display and graphics operating system!
• High-performance 24-bit EGS-Paint package for professional painting and photographic editing. Look for new stand-alone releases coming soon!
• Amiga-RGB Pass-Through so the Amiga and the EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM can share a smgle monitor! *
• Zorro-II (16-bit) and Zorro-III (32-bit) • AutoSensing for maximum performance on J all Amigas! •
• Workbench driver to run Workbench directly on J the EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM board, freeing up • valuable Chip RAM! J
• Hardware blitter to accelerate all GUI operations, • including the Workbench driver! J
• System conforming applications can use the EGS • screenmodes directly from the Display Database! I EC.S requires Kickstart 2.04 or higher. Not with both, Amiga graphics and source 2 cannot be mixed with one another at all. While this is not exactly the same as having a three-input mixer, it makes ample provision for creativity. Troubled Tuners VideoScan is stackable, whereas mixers are typically mounted in video consoles.) On die unit I received, I found dial the sliders were not properly set, as the leftmost and rightmost thirds of their movement ranges produced no effect. Only the middle thirds were responsive, making slow, smooth dissolves a pain to produce. The bubble-panel buttons were also a major disappointment. In spite of considerable pressure and feeling a definite “snap” each time, I often had to press a VideoScan’s cabinet design uses sliders and buttons on the front panel. (The more popular flat-cabinet design, with sliders and buttons on the top like a video-switcher panel, does offer better ergonomics for extended periods, but Whai b UJ>twuj? , .-TT- . Kte the 24-Bil Gtapktc etutdi Mining UieTItutfe Sot!! The TALON New Price button from two to four times to activate a function. Save for the LED indicator next to each button, there was no indication whether or not a function was activated. T he company is in the process of addressing this problem through better button design. More surprises awaited when I opened the cabinet to change a jumper. 1 discovered four Dual In-line Pin “DIP” chips that were almost obscured with transistors, fixed and variable resistors, capacitors, and jumper wires, all soldered to the legs of the chips. It doesn’t take an advanced degree in electronics to recognize a patch job when you see one. To Buy or Not To Buy? VideoScan’s good features outweigh its shortcomings, however. The external power option is a nice touch, and the genlock’s stand-alone mixer design is a capital idea that makes for a flexible and functional unit. You can use it upstream or downstream of a Video Toaster or other genlock, providing expanded studio capabilities. The front-panel layout is logical, and the blue-and-gray cabinet blends nicely with other equipment. Although experienced users will find the abbreviated manual lacking in technical details, it is easy to understand. Beginning videographers should be able to follow the step-by-step instruction format and accompanying diagrams with little difficulty. Two pages hill of video terms with definitions should also be of help to beginners. The manual did make one unfulfilled promise by specifying that a demo disk and S-VHS cable were “supplied.” At least, these did not come with the unit I received. The real test of a genlock is its image quality, and I was very pleased by the visual quality of the VideoScan output, which appears equal to or better than the SuperGen. Chroma crawl was minimal, and color bleed and rainbows were nonexistent in composite. The S-VHS output should be even better than the composite. At its steep list price, the feature-laden VideoScan represents a serious investment. Moreover, certain configurations using unstable input sources, such as composite video, require a TBC. If you don’t already have one, you need to consider the extra cost this will entail. Its features, flexibility, and one-year warranty make VideoScan a genlock worthy of some consideration. Fred Hurteau TypeSmith 2.0 Soft-Logik Publishing, $ 199.95; upgrade from 1.0, $ 50; free upgrade for purchase of 1.0 after 8 15 93; Registered Font Designer (BSC) owners, $ 75. All Amigas.
2. 0 3.0 3.1 and up compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Minimum system: 2MB RAM (512K chip), AmigaDOS 2.0 or later, dualfloppy drive. Recommended system: 1-2MB chip RAM, hard drive. Outline-fonf editor for the Amiga. Even if*you’ve never designed a font, you’ll find the long-awaited TypeSmith 2.0 a useful package for working with graphics, page-layout, or video. Based on the German Font Designer program from Relog, Soft-Logik’s outline-font editor now includes bitmap- font editing and the ability to convert between PostScript and Compugraphic fonts. With its structured-drawing capabilities, it is substantially more than a mere font editor. Draw Your Own Once you’ve used the included Installer to situate TypeSmith 2.0 on your hard disk, an Options menu allows you to customize the display mode, toolbox position, and so forth. Arexx macros are included, as are AmigaGuide scripts. Just hit the Help key and an AmigaGuide file appears describing the function or feature positioned beneath the pointer. Topics in the well-arranged manual range from a brief history of typefaces and the basics of font design to the intricacies of winding number and even- odd Fills. You’ll also Find a good troubleshooting and error-code section. TypeSmith’s font compatibilities are impressive. PostScript Type 1, PostScript Type 3, Compugraphic Intellifonts (both Commodore standard and Gold Disk standard), and its own TypeSmith format (closely related to Soft-Logik outline fonts) are all supported. Intellifonts can have different file extensions, depending on whether they are for use with Workbench (.type) or with Gold Disk products (.lib). Agfa normally distributes Intellifonts in processor-specific FAIS format for MS-DOS and other Intel-based computers. Before using Intellifonts with TypeSmith 2.0, however, you need to convert them into Motorola Intellifont format with the Fountain on the Workbench or Gold Disk’s FA1S- load program. Continued on p. 60. ImageFX TRULY INTEGRATED IMAGE PROCESSING...A REALITY, HERE AND NOW NOW SHIPPING VERSION 01 Full 1 Balaoct |Copposit«l Botitt 1 Size I Color 1 Conyolvt llrmifoml Btttr I Effect I r KJ t 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! 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 ana flexibility of Regionalized Processing Edge Feathering . Brush Handling The concept is simple: ImageFX 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 GVP; we've done it right the first time, saving you 67 JX-100 Scanning .. Virtual Memory Complete Painting Real-time WYSIWYG Preview Dual Image Buffers Alpha Channel.. Undo & Redo software that was born read} No limitations. No costly additions! You still want more? OK! With ToasteiFX™ from Byrd's Eye Software, you now can integrate the power of ImageFX™ With your Video Toaster™. ImageFX is Truly Integrated Image Processing... a reality here and now! ImageFX. However, if you're serious now about Image Processing, you need the GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 657 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 * USA PHONE 215*337*8770 • FAX 215*337*9922 Toolbox 01993 Great Valley Products. Inc. ImageFX and CrneMorph are trademarks of Great Valley Products Inc. ToasterfX is a trademark of Byrd's Eye Sopftware,. Amiga is a registered trademark ct Commodore Amiga, Inc. Circle 7 on Reader Service card. Amiga War Id 19 I NTER - P L A TF0 RM COMPARISON SHOPPING AMIGAs Pcs y y How do the three major KAY. WHETHER IT’S lions and tigers, apples and oranges, or competing computer
• la personal-computer platforms stack up at the checkout counter when it comes to providing a 0 platforms everyone knows it’s tough to make direct, meaningful comparisons between different items. However, since green is a common characteristic of the contents of most wallets, people engage in serious comparative evaluations when they shop for almost anything especially computer systems. This inter-platform exercise in comparative shopping is not so much a three-way showdown among computer hardware. Nor is it really an attempt to determine which system is better, instead, we’re going to try to evaluate three similarly equipped systems based on Amiga, PC-compatible, and Mac platforms designed to provide comparable pop ular army of applications capabilities? Let’s outfit three representative systems with a comparable arsenal of software and see which one makes the smallest dent in PLUS TOTAL $ 630 your wallet. LIKE A GOOD house, we’ll want to give our PC-compatible system a solid foundation. That means a powerful and expandable computer, like the Dell Dimension XPS, a 486-powered minitower. Horsepower-wise, it’s roughly comparable to the A4000’s Motorola 68040. Like most compatibles, it has no sound capability, so well have BY DAVE JOHNSON MACs...Oh My! Applications capabilities. The key factor in this equation then is price. My selection of applications categories for comparison is, of course, just that: my own. Likewise, the choice of particular products within each category is equally subjective although representative, I hope, of popular and reputable offerings from each market. Others conducting such an exercise undoubtedly would make different choices (and, by all means, readers are encouraged to do just that). What I do think you’ll find, however, in any comparison-shopping experiment is this: You’re going to be able to capitalize on one of the Amiga’s traditional advantages high-value, low-price software. For instance, although Microsoft’s Video for Windows and Apple’s Quicktime have made animation more accessible to non-Amiga users, there are few tools let alone good ones for actually creating those animations. Similarly, while lots of Windows and Macintosh software is quite good, you pay the price at the checkout, making even a modest PC or Macintosh graphics suite quite expensive. Our task this month, then, is to wander through the nearest computer superstore and build three comparable systems that can each do some graphics, image processing, animation, multimedia presentation, anc! Desktop publishing. The old credit card is pretty beat up after the recent Holiday season, so we’ll have to spend our money wisely. Grab a cart and we’ll head first over to the aisle where the Blue crowd shops. From the manufacturers suggested retail price (Apple doesn't men do an MSRP), a representative street price urn used for each machine based on RP was used for all other products. Also, while every attempt was made to establish systems with comparable capabilities, this is not strictly possible details on comparing the three systems. PLUS SOFTWARE TOTAL $ 6112 TOTAL $ 36 15 THERE ARE MORE Macintosh models on the market right now than breeds of small dogs, but after considerable thought we’ll choose a high-powered 68040 model, the Quadra 800. Its formidable audio video capabilities including an audio digitizer mean we can proceed directly to the software department. ? FOR AMIGA USERS, the choice of computer is fairly easy. We’ll take the 68040 version of the Amiga 4000 for its unrivaled graphics power and processing speed. Although the A4000 has both video and sound built in, we’ll add GVP’s DSS8+ audio digitizer to be on a par with the PC and Mac. ? To throw in an eight-bit SoundBlaster card (Creative Labs). INTER-PLAT F 0 R M c o M |> R | S 0 N S Off to the software department. For our graphics needs, I’d recommend CorelDRAW (Corel Corp.) along with Fractal Design Painter (Fractal Design Corp.). Together, these programs capture the entire spectrum of graphic design from bitmapped painting to animation. We’ll need to cook up the occasional morph, as well, so we’ll also grab Winlmages: Morph (Black Belt Systems). To package this all up on the desktop, we slip in both Microsoft’s Powerpoint (a linear slideshow player) and Asymetrix’s Multimedia Toolbook (for nonlinear applications a la the Amiga’s CanDo or AmigaVision). Since we need to do some desktop publishing, let’s throw in Lotus’ word processor, Ami Pro, and Aldus’ page-layout software, PageMaker. Finally, because the PC uses a wide variety of graphic formats, we’ll need Inset Systems’ Hijaak Pro to make everything work together. We wheel the carl up to the register and the salesclerk delivers die news: We’ll select Adobe’s Photoshop, the king of image processing, as our primary graphics tool. We’d like to compile some animations, as well, so Apple’s Quicktime Starter Kit, with it tools for editing, compiling, and disassembling Quicktime animations, is just the ticket. For those special morph assignments, we sling Gryphon’s Morph into the cart. As fora multimedia-presentation system, we have a number of choices but finally settle on HyperCard. Universally accepted (it’s shipped with every Mac), HyperCard is the very template from which most multimedia-authoring software was designed. The Developers Kit (which you do have to pay extra for) provides us with additional tools and documentation. Finally, we proceed to the desktop-publishing section where bulky boxes containing Microsoft Word (for word processing) and Aldus' PageMaker (page-layout software) are lowered into the cart. We roll up to the cash register one more time to assess the new damage: System: Dell Dimension XPS Other Hardware: SoundBlaster Software: CorelDRAW Fractal Design Painter Winlmages: Morph Powerpoint Multimedia Toolbook Ami Pro PageMaker HiJaak Pro $ 2799 System: Quadra 800 Other Hardware: None Software: Photoshop Quicktime Starter Kit Morph HyperCard Developer's Kit Microsoft Word Aldus PageMaker $ 3200 $ 99 $ 595 $ 299 $ 199 $ 399 $ 695 $ 495 $ 595 $ 129 $ 895 $ 139 $ 239 $ 249 $ 495 $ 895 $ 6112 $ 6304 TOTAL TOTAL COMPARISONS nrnbablv best off with a perennial favwitf Deluxeplini IV AGA (Electronic Arts), in combination with the latest version of Black Belt s image processor, Imagemaster K t. We don't need to buy a separate morphing program; there's an outstanding one inside Imagemaster. We do neecl a presentation system, though, and artei some thought, we choose two of them. Commodore’s AmigaVision is a great multimedia program, best used for sophisticated video presentations. INOVAtronics’ CanDo, on the other hand, is my favorite tool for authoring interactive applications. We also need some word-processing and page-layout tools, so let’s go with the popular ProWrite (New Horizons) and the very-soon-to-be-released PageStream 3.0 (Soft- Logik). Still a little gun-shy from our last two trips to the checkout, we gingerly approach the salesclerk and wait for the prognosis: System: Amiga 4000 $ 230Q Other Hardware: DSS8+ Software: Deluxe Paint IV AGA Imagemaster R t AmigaVision CanDo ProWrite PageStream $ 125 DaveJohnson, author of the book The Desktop Studio: Multimedia With the Amiga, is a pan-platform user who unites for several computer publications. Write to him c o AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept.> 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. T0TAL $ 3615 Before You Shop... AS MENTIONED AT the beginning, one of the pitfalls we tried to avoid on this shopping trip was comparing the digital equivalent of apples and oranges. When we bought the computers, for instance, what did we actually get for our money? While display capabilities and monitor prices are very comparable from one system to another, other factors did not match up so neatly. For example, while the Amiga 4000 comes with a 120MB IDE hard disk and 6MB of RAM, the PC has a 340MB IDE hard disk and 8MB of memory not to mention a CD-ROM drive. Similarly, the Quadra’s 33 Mhz ’040 has a little more horsepower than the Amiga’s 25 Mhz CPU, a more robust 230MB SCSI hard disk, and 8MB of RAM. These machines aren’t perfectly matched, but then again, you get what you pay for, and the A4000 is a relative bargain at its $ 2300 street price. Comparing software is even harder because it is so much more subjective, and it’s often impossible to find a one-for-one match across platforms. Graphics software is a good example. While no single Amiga package can claim the pow er of Photoshop, nobody just nobody does animation as well as the Amiga. Likewise, the Amiga has never had a word processor capable of out-typing Ami Pro or Word, though I’d be willing to bet the farm that the forthcoming version of PageStream can tackle the likes of PageMaker at half the cost. Also, the higher price tag for some PC and Macintosh software may not even be the real point. You’d be hard-pressed to find usable 3-D modeling software for under $ 1000 anywhere but on the Amiga (take Octree’s Caligari 24 at only $ 399!). And I’d rather use Real 3D ($ 699, Realsoft Godffey) or LightWave (the entire Video Toaster with software is just $ 2395) than any PC equivalent (including the cream of the crop, Autodesk’s 3D Studio, $ 2995). Regardless of which individual titles come out on top, though, the Amiga’s advantage is still in its cost (not to mention its multitasking). The down-to-earth price tags on Amiga programs put entire suites of software w'ithin the reach of ordinary people; comparable software would be prohibitively expensive on other platforms. And video businesses operadng on a shoestring budget can afford to purchase a variety of Amiga software, getting the best features of several programs, which is a luxury many PC- and Mac-based shops just don’t have. I use both the Amiga and the PC; I have to there’s no Microsoft Access for the Amiga, nor is there an Amiga word processor that includes tables, charts, and equations. On the other hand, it’ll be a cold day in Lompoc w'hen I give up my Amiga and its many unique and varied programs. ?
- DJ $ 199 $ 99 $ 199 $ 199 $ 99 $ 395 THE IN5 AND Dozens of products make it possible to connect more devices to your Amiga than the standard ports and slots allow. Compiled b v Bahbaka Geiviki i Amiga computers are, on the whole, a pretty expandable lot. But there are limits, and when you run up against them, you might find yourself wanting more ports or slots or altogether different connectors that accommodate devices not usually accessible by an Amiga. We’ve skipped the usual SCSI controllers and such to present a listing of other kinds of adapters and extenders. (To locate the product developers, see the Man ufacturers ' Distributors ’ Address List, p. 90.) There's more than one way to input data... AIR Traffic Controller S39,95, Advanced Integration Research Allows you to plug both a mouse and a joystick into a single port AKC-1000 Keyboard Adapter $ 9, Top Secret Device Lets you connect an A2000 or 3000 keyboard to an Amiga
1000. Closeout. Amiga Smart Port $ 52.95, Inter ACTIVE Digital Devices This auto-switching interface provides connectors for mouse, plus digital and analog joysticks. Software lets you adjust values. Auto Mouse Joystick Switch $ 34,95, AlfaData Plug a mouse and joystick into the same port; the switcher automatically detects which device you are using. DP IBM Analog Interface $ 14.95, DigiPrint Adapts IBM-stylejoysticks to the Amiga so you can take advantage of analog options in games. DP IBM Bus Mouse Interface $ 14,95, DigiPrint Lets you connect an IBM- style mouse your Amiga. KA-1 Keyboard Adapter $ 29, Top Secret Device Allows you to use an IBM PC XT-style keyboard with any model Amiga. Closeout. Pyramid Mouse Master $ 39.95, Micro R&D Automatic switch lets you keep two devices plugged into a single mouse port. Video Monitor hookups and video- related options. Sync Strainer $ 59.95, PreVue Techologies Connecting to the Amiga’s video port, Sync Strainer allows you, while using a genlock, to access any multisync monitor that runs at 15 Khz horizontal scan rate. Toaster Cozzy $ 449.95, Heifner Communications Chassis that lets you add a Video Toaster to your A3000 or 4000. Supplies power and blackburst generator. Toaster Oven $ 998, Ambitious Technologies FourZorro II III slots, six PC slots, and one video slot, plus 11 drive bays in a tower-style case (with power supply) for your A4000. A dual video slot upgrade is in development, as is a version for the A3000. Video Slot Box about $ 1100, Digital Creations Adds four video slots and three power-onlv PC AT bus slots to your A2000, 3000, or 4000. VOPEX-3A12H $ 2100, Network Technologies Runs up to 12 monitors from the RGB port of a single computer. A variation lets you drive multiple VGA monitors from a computer with a VGA port, such as an A3000 or 4000, or an A2000 with a flicker reducer. X-pander Built VSLOT $ 99-180, CeV Design Video-slot expansion for any Amiga except CD'IV. Accom- modates genlocks and flicker- reducers; OpalVision and Toaster compatibility under development. Available with or without a case; attaches via RGB and parallel ports. Serial and Parallel ports; Cadies Keep in mind that many boards designed for A2000, 3000, and 4000 machines can he attached to A500s and 1000s with devices listed in the “Bus And Slot Expanders Adapters " category. Assorted cables and adapters Benetech Electronic Supply Redmond Cable These companies sell specialized cables and adapters for all sorts of connection needs. Comports 8 RS-232 Interface $ 479, AMIGA Busittess Computers This eight-channel serial expander for the A2000, 3000, and 4000 provides two outputs directly and six more via a breakout cable ($ 99). Dual Serial Board S299, ASDG Adds two serial ports to vour A2000, 3000, or 4000. G-Force 040 Combo $ 1199, GVP Yes, this card is intended mainly for acceleration and RAM expansion, but it also provides an extra parallel and serial port lor your A2000, 3000, or 4000. I O Extender SI25, GVP One serial and one parallel port for A2000, 3000, or
4000. An option that is now in the works will provide a 422 interface for controlling such things as video decks. MuItiFace II Card from $ 235, Pre’spect Technics This half-length card for the A2000, 3000, and 4000 adds two serial and two fast parallel ports. Comes with cables and software that supports multiple boards in a single .Amiga. MuItiFace III Card $ 119.95, AlfaData Full-length card supplies two serial and one parallel port for A2000, 3000, and 4000. Software supports multiple cards in a single machine Multiport Card $ 199, Micro R&D Two parallel and two serial ports for A2000,3000, or 4000. PPA-1000 $ 15.95, Luna Tech Parallel port gender changer. Allows use of' A500, A2000, and A3000-sty!e peripherals on A1000. PPA-2000 S 15.95, Luna Tech Lets you use A1000 parallel peripherals on an A500 or A2000. BUS AND JlOT [XPANDERA ADAPTERS 0UT5 OF I O Use more and different cards on your Amiga. 2 to 3 IDE $ 50, Elite Microcomputers Turns your A1200’s single IDE port into a pair of IDE connectors. ATTO SCSI Expander $ 995, A TTO Technology Need to run more than seven devices from your SCSI controller? This adapter maps each SCSI bus ID to seven devices, thus expanding the device limit to 49. Supports SCSI-1 and-2. NakeD-Up $ 49.50, Pre’spect Technics Lets your A1000 or A500 run virtually any Zorro-Il card designed for die A2000. Includes a pass-through connector. Special versions of the board allow you to run ReadySoft’s A-.Max II Mac Emulator, MacroSystem’s Retina display board, and any of the several serial-port boards. Slingshot $ 39.95, Micro R&D Transforms your A1000 or A500 bus into a slot capable of accepting Zorro-II cards designed for the A2000. A professional version ($ 59.95) also provides a bus passthrough; another model ($ 74.95) is designed for use with MacroSy stem US’s Retina display card. Toaster Toolbox $ 369.95, DTV Systems Eight PC-style slots and a power supply in a flat case (suitable for rack mounting) or mini-tower for your A2000 or A3000. Designed for use with TBCs, SFCs, and so on. Supports DPS’s TBC IV in conjunction with that firm’s Personal Animation Recorder (fitted in an Amiga) while providing an extra serial port. X-pander Built Chassis $ 99-290, CeV Design Cases, in versions for both the A500 and A1000 (an A1200 model is in the works), that add one, two, or three Zorro II slots, plus a power supply. Some provide extra drive bays. With modification, cases can accept graphics cards (such as MacroSystem- US’s Retina) and serial boards. Zorro Extender Card $ 39.95, Overland Engineering Designed for use with the vertical Zorro slots on the A2000, this adapter raises your Zorro connection about five inches out of the machine, making it more accessible for hardware design purposes. ? NIDI Interfaces INPUT OUTPUT Most of these interfaces are serial- connected devices offering MIDI ins, outs, thrus, and even some serial-port pass-throughs. Custom MIDI Interface from SI74.95, Western Custom Manufacturing Designed for simultaneous output to multiple MIDI devices. Order the configuration you need, from 1 in and 4 out thrus to 2 switch able ins X -CALIBUR Unlock The Potential Of Your A-4000 040 With The X-CAL1BUR. The X-Calibur Provides An Impressive 80% Increase In Computing Speed And Four SIMM Sockets That Allow RAM Expansion Up To 128 MEGS! The X-CALIBUR Installs Onto Your Existing CPU Board, No Slot Required, By Plugging Into The 68040 Socket. The X-CALIBUR Is A Must For The 3D Animator, Videographer And All Power Users. 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One-Stop Music Shop S649, Blue Ribbon SoundWorks This Proteus synthesizer-on- a-card for the A2000, 3000, or 4000 includes an in out MIDI interface and allows you to attach a specialized version of the Triple Play Plus ($ 149) to achieve 48 MIDI channels out. The Phantom $ 89.95, Dr. Ts MIDI output plus sync in and out jacks that read and write standard SMPTE formats. Pro MIDI Plus $ 49.96, 3D Video One MIDI in, out and thru for any model Amiga (separate version for A1000). ProMidi Interface $ 39.95, Oregon Research In, thru, and two outs for all models except the A1000. Pyramid MIDI Interface $ 59.95, Micro R&D For all Amigas except A1000. One MIDI in, two outs, and two thrus, plus a push-button controlled serial pass-through. Triple Play Plus $ 179, Blue Ribbon SoundWorks One MIDI in, one thru, and three separately addressable outs designed especially to work with the Bars&Pipes Pro sequencing software. Yvorks as a regular interface with one out. RON SWIICHERS Add two or more operating-system ROMs (1.2, 1.3, 2.0) to your Amiga ’s single ROM socket. A600 Kickstart ROM Switch $ 49.95, AlfaData Lets you add a 1.2 or 1.3 ROM to your Amiga 600 so you can play games that are incompatible with Kickstart 2.05. AIR ROM-Made $ 49.95, Advanced Integration Research Promises to work with any Amiga model up to A3000. ROMs switch via mouse. Auto Kickstart ROM Switch Plus $ 39.95, AlphaData Lets A500 and A2000 users access a second Kickstart ver- sion by pressing the left mouse button while booting. Multistart II $ 24.95, DKB Allows A500 and A2000 users to choose between two ROMs via the keyboard. Qwicka Switcha S29.95, Better Concepts Lets A500 and 2000 owners select among a full four operating system versions. Pro ROM Switcher $ 39.96, 3D Video Select one of two ROMs via keyboard. Promises to work with all A500s and 2000s. Pyramid ROM Switch $ 29.95, Micro R&D Lets A500 and 2000 owners alternate between two ROMs. SwitchStart $ 39.95, Expert Services Switch between two Kickstarts from an A500, 2000, or an A1000 equipped with Expert Services’ now-discontinued Rejuvenator board. There’s more? Yes. AMIGA Business Computers, you may recall, recently announced an adapter that turns your A1200 or A600’s PCMCIA slot into a serial port ($ 199). The design is done, but AMIGA is not in production mode because of low demand so call if you’re interested! Meanwhile, Macro- SystemUS is working on a modular device that plugs into both the Retina and Amiga; it will let you switch between displays and send RGB output directly to videotape. Finally, for those who need to troubleshoot the operation of their ports, 3D Video offers its Pro Port Analyzer kit ($ 99.95). ¦ Who’s Running This Show? You may be surprised to learn that Amigas are at the forefront of interactive-multimedia presentations all over the place. So let’s sneak a peek behind the scenes and find out just what’s going on. THE AMIGA IS the hard-working engine running countless multimedia systems, but in this profile we’ll focus primarily on interactive multimedia on-screen events in which the presenter or the viewer can control the computer’s display. Unlike standard video, interactive multimedia can be customized in real time for each presentation or individual. This is the true power of multimedia and it is becoming increasingly important in the way that information and entertainment is being made available today. So let’s take a scroll through such diverse worlds as sports, the arts and entertainment, business, the news media, education, medicine and more to see just what your favorite computer is up to behind the scenes of so many leading-edge presentations. Play Ball Today’s live sporting events require fast and efficient interactive multimedia systems for displaying information on giant screens to the fans. A number of teams and organizations have turned to the Amiga and various third-party programs, including the Atlanta Braves (Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium’s Sports Display), the California Angels (Anaheim Stadium), the Miami Dolphins (Joe Robbie Stadium’s Jumbo- tron), the Philadelphia Phillies (Veterans’ Stadium’s Phanavision), and the Harlem Globetrotters. One of the Amiga’s more-interesting sports applications is an interactive visual model of the proposed site of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Working with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Multimedia Technology Laboratory under the supervision of GIT s president, John Patrick Crecine, the Atlanta Olympics Planning Board created an interactive display so compelling, the city became the first ever to win approval from the IOC on an initial bid. This laser-disc presentation combined digitized voice, 3-D animation, and video into a multiscreen interactive event in which viewers can take a virtual tour of the entire Olympic village. The same data has also played a role in the preparation of storyboards and the production of commercials for the 1996 Olympics. The Name of the Game Commodore has licensed the Amiga for a number of arcade games, but the machine has also been incorporated into a number of state-of-the-art interactive games. For example, one popular arcade game called Mad Dog McCree (American Laser Games), set in a small town in the Old West, challenges you to save the mayor and his daughter from an outlaw gang. Featuring live video of shoot-outs and fight scenes, it uses a laser disc controlled by a genlock-equipped A500. The Amiga has also been a pioneer in the emerging world of virtual reality. The first full-scale virtual-reality game premiered as BattleTech, at the BattleTech Center in Chicago, Illinois, where Amiga computers generated displays and kept track of scoring as indi- By Geoffrey Williams viduals in tank modules slugged it out on a giant virtual playing field. Today, the latest addition to the lineup is Dean Friedman’s series of In Video Systems games (see photo, previous page). Eat-A-Bug, created originally by Friedman for Nickelodeon’s popular 'IV game show Total Panic, became the first coin-operated virtual-reality game installed in a traditional arcade the Family Fun Jungle in Peny Hall, Maryland. The object of die game is to “eat" as many small flies, mosquitoes, and gnats as possible while avoiding the centipede, die giant spider, and die killer bee. Eat-A-Bug is the first in a line of games and sports simulations (many of which are currently in museums, profiled below in “Partnership of Old and New”) that InVicleo hopes to install in arcades across the country. What makes the InVicleo games different from traditional virtual reality is that you play them without peripherals no helmets, visors, or goggles eliminating the associated problems of discomfort, hygiene, safety, and limited vision. You watch yourself on a large monitor; your image is keyed into the virtual playspace, so that your body becomes part of the game, capable of interacting with on-screen objects. You can grab an object, move it, and then shake it off’; you can hit an mmm node: live Iwfst tetl i%a I eas HO EDIT CUE A ] [MJ® HASIE GROUP mill 1234567851111111111222222 (PfPPPP 8123456783*12345 fe&4567 A lIj_16a __ i Jl-i-l-P ijjjtt ' - I I IB I TT 3 “ 111-1-1®
- a 3 a U ij 14B v ill rtla Dkunto I Intro Music Fad* Command Cue’s live screen provides an operable mimic of audio, lighting, and motion hardware. Arexx and CD-ROM support are recent additions. Object and watch it bounce away. You can also animate any of the screen objects, accompanied by music and sound effects. You are literally inside a video game. Help Key Thousands of Amiga-based interactive kiosks function as everything from airport information systems around the world to paint displays in hardware stores. Twenty-four-bit Amiga-based kiosks at eight brandies of the Bank of China in Hong Kong (a country where Amigas are not even sold) provide customers with basic financial information. This system uses AmigaVision, Centaur’s OpalVision, animated sequences, and two hours of digitized audio in Cantonese and Mandarin. Visitors to die Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s CBC Broadcast Center in Toronto use Amiga-based kiosks to locate studios and offices in the large facility. Similarly, Amiga-based kiosks help customers find their way around the Franklin Mill Shopping Mall, a huge outlet complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Interactive kiosks have also become an effective way to disseminate medical information. Network One, a company based in Chandler, Arizona, has developed a system for dentists’ offices. Sixteen modules, each three to four minutes long, combine animation, photography, and full audio narration to provide patients with reports on topics ranging from oral surgery to anxiety. Network One has also created a similar system for optometrists’ offices. A Partnership of Old and New Some of the most-popular venues for interactive displays are museums. One featured attraction at Miniature World in Victoria, British Columbia, is Space 2201, a full-size mock-up of a star cruiser of the future. A viewport gives you a window on space as you “orbit” above Jupiter, which is illuminated by black light. To one side is a mysterious vortex of pulsing radiance; this effect is created by incorporating an Amiga RGB monitor into the starfield background, where the phosphors on screen glimmer like heavenly bodies. Color cycling animates the vortex; thanks to a little blending along the edges of the monitor, it melts into the space background. An Amiga provides the background sound of the ship’s engines, as well. Another Amiga functions as a general information console, triggered by placing your hand on a glowing handprint. A third Amiga provides a genlocked view of flight through the vortex, with additional sound effects and imagery. Miniature World was created by Peter Locke, a designer of traditional astronomy models, and Paul Marcano, an Amiga artist. It lias been running 12 hours a day for a year and a half A touch-screen-based exhibit at the Anchorage, Alaska, Museum of History and Art has been up and running continuously for more than three years. Using AmigaVision and a laser disc, it presents nine three-minute segments on native culture. Terry La Grone of Video- plex reports that the system does require some maintenance: Once a year, they dust the laser disc. Amigas are an important part of the Lasers, Holograms and Virtual Reality Exhibition, a special presentation created by the Center for Science and Industry, based in Columbus, Ohio, and scheduled to tour eight other science centers in the US. Among the exhibit’s displays is Virtual Volleyball, created by Dean Friedman of In Video Systems as an example of virtual- reality gaming. Using the same technology as Eat-A- Bug, Virtual Volleyball supports up to four players per side. Just as in regular volleyball, the object of (he game is to keep the hall in the air without letting it touch the net or the floor. Participants view themselves in a virtual environment on a 120-inch monitor; they can hit and serve a virtual ball, which leaves rainbow streaks of color as it sails through ihe air. InVicleo Systems has also designed two other museum demonstrations of virtual reality. Dreams, a popular and award-winning exhibit at the Brooklyn, New York, Children’s Museum, offers six play environments illustrating the premise that “anything can happen in your dreams.” Included among these are opportunities for children to fly through the clouds and pop balloons, swim underwater and tickle the fish, fly through space The World’s First Multi-Platform Emulation System! TM EMPLANT is a state-of-the-art hardare board that is the foundation for emulatiing virtually any computer made today. 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! 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Live on Stage * Just as NewTek brought about a technological revolution in the video industry with its Toaster, Richmond Sound Design a small and virtually unknown company has done the same thing in the theatrical world with its Command Cue system. Command Cue is a sophisticated, interactive MIDI-based sound, lighting, and special-effects control system, and it’s used in some of the biggest and most-expensive shows in the world. The Command Cue unit plugs into the Amiga and takes advantage of the machine’s multitasking capabilities to provide programmable control of more than 4000 audio channels, 8000 lighting channels, and 8000 separate analog or digital switches for special- effects and other devices. It even offers programmable motion control with regulation of duration, value, acceleration, and deceleration. It can do everything from synchronizing all of the audio and lighting cues in a show to moving the scenery in and out on time. This is multimedia on a grand scale. In Las Vegas, the Command Cue system manages a number of shows, including Enter the Night at the Stardust Hotel and Brasilia at the Rio Hotel. It is also used in the Buccaneer Bay pirate-ship show at the Treasure Island Hotel, in the Volcano attraction at the Mirage Hotel, in the Bacchanal animated-statue show at Caesar's Palace, and in Siegfried and Roy’s magic-show extravaganza at the Mirage Hotel the most-expensive live theatrical show ever produced. Command Cue is also involved in some of the biggest Broadway hits, including the upcoming Disney version of Beauty and the Beast and the touring productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miss Saigon, Will Rogers’ Follies, and Tommy. 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The Global Village One of the newest applications of multimedia is the distribution of current news and information via network or modem. At present, the leading program for distributed multimedia is Scala’s InfoChannel, It’s similar to that company’s Multimedia 200 300, but with one one critical difference: It can be remotely updated. There are hundreds of InfoChannel installations around the world. Among them is Channel 4000, distributed by the Desktop Video Wizard’s Network. Five days a week, DVW downloads a new multimedia presen-tation to participating Video Toaster dealers across the country, providing updates on the Toaster and desktop-video technology. Each edition is 10 to 12 minutes long, with seven or eight segments focusing on technical information, dealer information, product news, and sales and business advice. DVW hopes to add more interactivity to the system incorporating features such as instant polling and expand it to include dealers of other desktop-video systems. InfoChannel also provides up-to-the-minute weather information in a variety of formats to the ready rooms, control tower, and remote-radar installation at the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and to March Air Force Base in Moreno Valley, California, where weather information is distributed across the entire base. Many large corporations, including die Ford Motor Company, JC Penney, and McDonnel Douglas, use InfoChannel to distribute news and company information to employees. Ironically, even IBM uses the Amiga for multimedia. The IBM niainfram computr factory in Rochester, Minnesota, has used Scala for internal presentations and training for over a year. Also, last June, a Toronto-based company called FilmClips used Scala for promoting an employee event through informational video displays at the Don Mills IBM Lab in Toronto. The Scala presentations were credited with increasing attendance from less than 100 at the previous year’s sessions to a record 600 attendees in 1993. And finally, at last year’s CeBIT convention in Hannover, Germany, the IBM OS 2 Multimedia Presentation used the InfoChannel multimedia software running on what else an Amiga! Whether it sports AmigaVision controlling an interactive kiosk, InfoChannel distributing news updates across the country, or a specialized Command Cue hardware software system managing a Broadway show, the Amiga has proved itself to be a major contender in the world of multimedia entertainment and education. Next time you see a multimedia presentation, take a peek at the hardware running it. Thanks to its multitasking power and cost effectiveness, there’s a good chance you’ll find an Amiga behind the scenes. ¦ Geoffrey Williams is director of Creative Business Presentations and a frequent contributor to computer-video publications. The author extends special thanks to David Tiberio for his Internet expertise and personal help in preparing this article. Our three-part series on mining the secrets of AmigaDOS continues with this look at using scripts to beef up your Shell power: riPazt 2: riS'axLfjt fJips THE AMIGA'S OPERATING system packs a wallop right out of the box, with utilities to satisfy all but the most sophisticated and demanding users. But Amiga users are a sophisticated and demanding bunch, and invariably they figure out something they’d like to do that’s not a one-step operation. That’s where scripting comes in: harnessing AmigaDOS’s powerful built-in script capabilities to turn even complex procedures into simple, straightforward commands. Script files (also called batch files) are just text files that contain a list of commands your system will execute in order. You can write scripts with any text editor, such as the ED editor included with AmigaDOS, or with your word processor if it offers an option to save text in plain ASCII format with no special codes. Although a script file can be located anywhere, the system reserves the S: directory (usually found on your bootup disk) for scripts and will look there for them automatically. There are two ways to run scripts. Early versions of AmigaDOS require the Execute command to launch them; type Execute followed by the name of the script. AmigaDOS 1.3 and later add a special ftle-protection bit marking a file as a script and sending it automatically to the Execute command when you run it. To set the script bit, use the Protect command. For example, to set the script bit on a file called MyScript, you’d type PROTECT S:MYSCRIPT +S To check whether a file’s script bit is set, use the List command. Along with the file’s name, size, date, and comments, List also shows you its protection bits. Check for an S in the protection-bit listing. It will look something like this: MyScript 56 -s rwed 01-Mar-94 15:41:00 Now that the script bit is set, you can run the script by simply typing MyScript. Even if you’ve never created a script from scratch before, you’ve probably dealt with scripts when an application required you to add a statement to your S:Startup-Sequence or S:User-Startup file. User-Startup was programmed into AmigaDOS 2 to give you a central script where you could make all your additions without altering the standard startup-sequence. If you’re still running AmigaDOS 1.3, you can append this feature by plugging in these three lines before the EndCLI command in your startup-sequence: If Exists S: User-Startup Execute S:User-Startup Endrf Examine the startup scripts and other files in your S: directory to get a good idea of how scripts are structured. One-Liners Why bother writing your own scripts? Scripts simplify your working environment; they can even let you perform elaborate Shell operations with a single mouse click. The time you spend learning to write scripts will likely be paid back tenfold in the amount of time you’ll save by not having to type multiple commands or look up rarely used command-line arguments. Scripts can be simple one-liners or structured programs with conditional jumps and interactive input. (If you’re going to dig that deep, though, I’d suggest taking the time to learn Arexx, which is easier to use and more powerful than the AmigaDOS script language.) One-line scripts are handy for complex commands that require a number of command-line arguments or switches, or those that follow an obscure, hard-to- remember syntax. They’re functionally equivalent to Aliases (see “Part 1: Shell Secrets,” Mar. ’94, p. 41); I use a script instead of an Alias for less-frequent commands. Aliases have the advantage of executing instantly without disk access, but each Alias eats up a couple dozen bytes of memory, unlike scripts, which take up only disk space. Scripts are particularly handy for operations requiring multiple steps. Consider the simple example of launching a program that requires a larger stack ? B Y D F. N N Y A T K I X value than your Shell normally uses. You’d type a CD command to change to the program’s directory, followed by the Stack command; then you’d type the program’s name to launch it; afterwards, you’d reset the stack to its previous value and type another CD command to return to the original directory. A script automates this process reducing it to a single step. Suppose you have a program called ProStream that requires a stack of 50,000 bytes. To create a script called PS to launch it, type ED S:PS and then enter the following commands in the editor: CD Work: ProStream Stack 50000 Run ProStream Stack 8192 CD Work: Copyings I Prefect) . Nui HiiiHi ir un raw • ¦ fatlit 11 inunt RflO: if nat exists RHD:Uni*ji cd dh0:Hin« nakcdlr RHPiWings echi "copying file*** copy It? RHD:Qings all dene Even if you prefer using Workbench, you can still use scripts to iconize your command-line applications and execute them from Workbench, In ED type Esc and then X to save your document and quit. Then type PROTECT S:PS + S at the Shell prompt to set the script bit. Now you can launch the program by typing PS. False Icons Thanks to the IconX command, you can take advantage of scripts even if the Workbench is your interface of choice. If you use the Shell only occasionally, you may want to “iconize” your command-line applications and execute them from the Workbench instead. Suppose, for example, that you keep your rarely used, decorative fonts on a floppy and copy them to your RAM disk whenever you need them. You can create an icon to automate that procedure. Start by typing ED SYS:TOOLS COPYFONTS to create the script file. Then type in the following script: MakeDir RAM:Fonts Copy DF0:Fonts RAM:Fonts all Assign Fonts: RAIVLFonts add Now from the Workbench load IconEdit and create a Project icon (or just choose the default) for this script. Save it as SYS:Tools CopyFonts.info; make sure you set it as a Project, rather than Tool or Drawer, icon. Click once on the icon, and select Information from the Workbench Icon menu. Switch the Default'Fool setting to C:IconX, and save your changes. Now you can just double-click the icon you created to execute the script. You can run almost any script from the Workbench by creating a Project icon for it and setting the icon’s Default Tool to C:IconX. Make My Day As we've seen so far, scripts are veiy useful for complex, hard-coded (unchanging) tasks. But what if you want to create a script that will perform an operation on any file? No problem, thanks to AmigaDOS’s support for command-line arguments in scripts. To add an argument to a script, you use the .Key command to set up a variable to hold the name of the file on which you want to operate. Suppose you want to create a command to display the contents of a text file and its size on screen. Type ED S:TSIZE to set up the script (lie and enter die following script: .Key TextFile Type TextFile> List TextFile> Save the script. Then set the script bit with the Protect command, and type TSIZE S:STARTUP-SEQUENCE to try it out. When your system executes the script, it substitutes the filename S:Startup-Sequence for any occurrence of TextFile>. Note that you must surround the variable with brackets the same symbols used for redirecting file output. Using brackets to mark off variables can be confusing, then, if your script also uses redirection. .AmigaDOS offers .Bra and .Ket commands, however, which let you replace the brackets with characters of your choice. Since curly braces rarely appear in AmigaDOS command lines, 1 suggest substituting those. Our simple example above would then read: .Key TextFile .Bra = .Ket 1 Type = TextFile} List = TextFile} Holding All the Wildcards Scripts can also handle multiple files. The List command’s Lformat option, for example, lets you write scripts that perform the same operation on similar files, even when the command you’re using doesn’t support wildcards. Suppose you want to view all the MPEG animation files in a directory, for instance. The public-domain MPEG viewer, MP, doesn’t support wildcards. (You’d have to list each filename individually before executing the operation.) Using the List command, however, you can create a script file that will show each MPEG file in sequence. In addition, Lformat lets you specify the formatting of List’s output. 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• SAVE 54o o! • SAVE 540 0! • SAVE 540 0! • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE If at any time during your subscription, you decide that Amiga World doesn't live up to your expectations, you can get a complete refund of every single cent you've paid no questions asked! FREE SAMPLER DISK Get a FREE Sampler Disk filled with valuable Amiga utilities and programs with your order! Zip. City YES! Rush me my 1 year subscription plus my FREE SAMPLER DISK. Bill me later for 11 additional issues (a total of 12 in all) for just $ 19.97 plus $ 2 postage and handling. I save 54% off the annual single-copy price! I understand that my satisfaction is guaranteed during the entire term of my subscription or my money back! Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Foreign orders must be prepaid in U.S. Funds from a U.S. bank. Canada $ 33.00 (includes GST); Mexico $ 30.97: Foreign Airmail $ 81.97. All rates are one year only. Name. State Address MAIL TO: AmigaWorld, P.O. Box 595, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Or for faster service, call 1-800-827-0877 or FAX 1-603-924-4066 Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. A44AW animations in your Work:Anim directory', selecting the HAMS display option for each one, issue the following command: Ust >RAM:ShowMPEG Work:Anim ?.MPG LFORMAT="MP -dither HAM8 %S%S" This line creates a text file called ShowMPEG on your RAM disk; it contains a number of lines like this: MP -dither HAMS Work:Amm Jessica.mpg MR -dither HAMS Work:Anim Twins.mpg MP -dither HAMS Work:Anim Dawn&Jim.mpg Now you can just type Execute RAM:ShowMPEG (or set the script bit and just type RAM:ShowMPEG) to view all the MPEG animations in that directory. This technique is a real time-saver when you want to operate on only some of the files that match a wildcard pattern. Suppose you wanted to convert about half the 1FF24 files in your PICS: directory to JPEG format. You could use a command like this to create a script: List>RAM:JPConv PICS; ?.1FF24 LFORMAT ="IFF2JPEG %S%S 75" Now when your system executes it, this script file will use the IFF2J PEG command to convert all your IFF24 pictures to JPEG format. Since you want to convert only some of the pictures, you’d ty pe ED RAM JPConv to edit the file, then delete the lines containing names of pictures you don’t want to convert. This step gives you a degree of flexibility you can’t get using wildcards to operate on multiple files. Tricks of the Trade A number of AmigaDOS commands are particularly useful in scripts. When you’re creating a script and it’s not working properly, for example, you’ll find Echo handy for debugging. Echo writes the string following it to the Shell, Simply add an Echo line before each command in your script so that you can trace on screen exactly what’s happening as your system executes it: Echo "Delete old backup files" Delete Work:backups ?.doc Echo "Copy current files to backup directory" Copy Work:Documents ?.doc to Work:Backups If your Amiga has voice-synthesis libraries (not included with AmigaDOS 2.1 or 3.0, but if you upgraded from an earlier version you might still have them in place), you can replace the Echo command with Say to get verbal feedback on your script’s progress. Once your script is working properly, add a semicolon to the beginning of each Echo or Say line to convert it to a nonexecuting file comment. Earlier we looked at using the Protect command to set the script bit on a batch file. Beginning with AmigaDOS 2, Protect accepts wildcards, so you can type PROTECT S: ? To set the script bit on every file in that directory'. Although some applications use the S: directory to store data, setting the script bit won’t hurt those files; if you try to execute them, your system will merely return an error message. If you ever find yourself without an editor at hand (using a machine with the ED command deleted to save space, for instance), you can use the Copy command to create (but not edit) scripts. Type COPY * TO SCRIPTNAME, press Return, and then start typing your script, (Be careful to get each line exactly right before hitting Return.) When you’ve finished entering the script, press Ctrl to close the file. If you make any mistakes, though, you’ll have to start from scratch. Low-Cost Solutions To wrap up this installment and get a little practice, we’ll look at a few simple but practical scripts. If you ever use the List command, for instance, you’ll notice that Filenames appear in seemingly random order. Let’s create a script called Slist to display the directory in alphabetical order. Type ED S:SLIST and enter the following in the editor:
• key DirToLlst .bra = .ket} Ust >RAM:Temp = DirToList} Sort RAM Temp More RAM:Temp Delete RAM Temp Don’t forget to set the script bit. Now you can type Slist, followed by an optional disk or directory name, to get a sorted tally. The script first sends the output of the List command to a temporary file in your RAM disk; then it uses the Sort command to arrange it alphabetically and the More command to display it on screen. After you’ve finished viewing the list, your system deletes the temporary file. It's a simple script, but it comes in handy. You can also use a script to get around another AmigaDOS limitation: the MakeDir command, which creates a directory but no Workbench icon for it. We’ll program a command called MklDir to create a directory with an icon, or to just add an icon if a directory already exists. First, come up widi an icon for the drawers you’ll create. Load IconEdit and load or create a drawer icon, then save it as S:drawer.info. Now type ED S:MKIDIR and enter the following script into the editor: .Key DirName .Bra = .Ket} If Not Exists = DirName} MakeDir = DirName} EndH Copy S:drawer.info = DirName}.info Save the file, and set the script bit. Now you can use MklDir instead of MakeDir whenever you need a Workbench icon for a new drawer. Next month, we’ll finish up by taking a look at using the Shell to give your Amiga new printing prowess. In die meantime, die more scriptwriting you do, the more creative you’ll become. ¦ Editor and uniter Denny Atkin is the author of Denny Atkin *s Best Amiga Tips and Secrets, a collection of hints on everything from using AmigaDOS 3.0 to expanding your system. Cool gjovej wifk tfoitMy PageStream users can work faster and easier with the help of HotLinks automatic data transfer. Let a professional desktop publisher show you how. By Patricia Zabka Kaszycld exchange protocol lets you make difficult changes easily -without exiting applications or manually transfering items between them. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE. But it doesn’t have to be HotLinks; in addition, Soft-Logik’s font editor, Type- painful. Soft-Logik’s HotLinks automatic data- Smith, offers supports for the protocol. What’s more, We Win No Oscars This tutorial will demonstrate how HotLinks can maximize your desktop- publishing performance. You can benefit whether you are an experienced PageStream pro or a novice. If you don’t already own it, upgrading to PageStream 3.0 will bring HotLinks to you. The new PageStream release will include all the programs used in this project that were previously sold separately: Not only HotLinks, but also Soft-Logik’s BME (Bit Map Editor), and PageLiner text processor. Win No Oscars These are not die only applications that support* ILLUSTRATED BY ISTVAN BANYAI AmigaWorld Black Bek's Imagemaster R t image processor and the ProWrite word processor from New Horizons, are also HotLinks compatible. Up All Night If you’re an experienced desktop publisher, you are painfully aware that even after you’ve stayed up all night to meet a client’s deadline, Aas (Author’s Alterations) and Pes (Production Errors) mean more work for you. Thankfully, HotLinks can make this work easier to handle. I’ll illustrate the process with a recent project of mine. My client was a writers’ group; the project was an 8-l 2xl 1-inch, 64- page literary magazine with artwork throughout. If you want to follow along with the process, you will need both artwork and text. For the art, any burn a p p e d graphics will do. For text, you can use any ASCII- Hi® Style fomat Text Ub iKt U I oba Undo r« VX iSSi : v sf.-b r
r. iioh] Select RH Search ext K«i* I O l e Tejct Rei l=te flttr'ibut«: format file, including the public-domain document Lorem Ipsum (a Latin-like text that works great for dummying layouts). Before you do anything else, gather details from your client: How many pages? What kind of art? How Figure 1: Give your published edition a name that’s distinct from your original Hie. :CancqI [ I like to begin by cleaning up and cropping my bitmapped graphics within BME, so 1 open that program next. Follow your thumbnails for an easy guess at the overall scale for graphics. When you are satisfied with your clean, cropped graphics, select Publish from the HotLinks menu. (Publish is the powerful command that creates the linked copy of your graphics 01* text; this linked copy is referred to as an edition.) In the Enter Edition Information requester, type a distinct name for your “published” graphic (see Figure 1) and select OK. Now select Save As from the Project menu and type in the name of your File. This will be an original “unpublished” copy of your art. The copy that you have published will allow you to make and then update changes. If you change and update a published edition, however, you’re stuck with it. There is no Undo function that will get you back to the original published edition after you have updated it. Protect yourself and always back up a published edition with an unpublished copy. (If you lack the RAM necessary' to run BME and PageStream at the same time, you can close BME at this point.) Open PageStream, select New from the File menu, and indicate the appropriate specs for your project; my Pine Valley document is 8-1 2x11, Portrait, and Double Sided. From the Layout menu select Create Columns. For my project, the margins are one inch on three sides and 3.5 inches on the bottom. There are two columns on each page (the space between them is .35 inch), which are linked 011 all 64 pages. Select the arrow icon from the tool box to enter Object mode. Now choose Subscribe from the Edit menu and click on the name of your graphic in the requester (see Figure 2). When the arrow icon changes to the paste icon, move to position the icon’s hot spot, and drag the mouse to position the graphic as indicated by your thumbnails or your creative sense. In my Pine Valley project, there are different graphics on ever)' page along with the logo. Place your graphics on all of your document pages as required. Then save the project and dose PageStream if you need to conserve RAM. Your bitmapped graphics within the BME program. When you’re ready with the layout, collect all of the and text elements. Organize them in directo- with logical names such as Text, Logos, Line Art, Photos, and so on. Then make sure HotLinks is installed and running on your Amiga (it will launch automatically with PageStream 3.0). Begin With Bitmaps Figure 2: From PageStream, you can "subscribe” to the published edition file you created. Many colors? What kind of budget? Willi this information in mind, make thumbnails of the project to indicate how the document pages will look and what will be on each of the pages. Thumbnails are quick pencil scribbles (yes, pencil do these before turning on your Amiga). The thumbnail indicates columns, headlines, and so on, plus the placement and general shape of graphics (e.g., rectangular rather than square, and tall rather than wide) on each page. These details will help when it comes time to crop Select Text Next Open PageLiner. From the Project menu select Insert and from the Select Text requester choose the file your document will be using. If your rexi is in multiple files, continue to select and insert as required. PageLiner has a wonderful feature that lets you format your text before publishing it. To use this, place the I-Beam cursor to select your text, move your mouse to the Text menu, and select Font (see Figure 3). When your text is properly inserted and formatted, select Publish from the HotLinks menu. In the requester that appears, type a specific name for your Font flninal BillsBigButlets BilisDingbats i Noma I Bold Italic Bold Italic tTTihOsI ts Da Ho StSneSerif I iHnrnat "" N With my Pine Valley project the client said, “The layout looks great, but we would like you to erase the bottom branches on the trees [in the logo]. And can you add a few more pine needles in some of these open spaces?” HotLinks helped me make the changes with ease, Here’s how to do it: Open BME and “subscribe” to the project. Adjust the view for comfort, and select the Eyedropper tool. Pressing the left mouse button, move the eyedropper icon around on the graphic until you find the correct editing color. Click, select the paint icon, and then click or drag until the corrections are made. Now select Update from the HotLinks menu. From the Project menu select Save As to create an unpublished master of the edited art again, just as a backup. In PageStream, open the project file and all the copies of the graphic will be automatically updated. My client loved the trees, and said, “Great. And one other thing we forgot to tell you about in our original specs. Our name needs to be put on all the pages that begin new stories. See. Just about right here. And just about this big. The Pine Valley Writer’s Group.” Back in my studio I opened PageLiner, typed the name of the group and then published it, I then opened PageStream, subscribed to the Name line, and placed it on the required pages. Just as I finished, the client called. “We hope it’s not too late. There’s a misspelled word in the information we gave you. The apostrophe in the word Writer’s should come after the letter s.” Because I had published the Name line in PageLiner and subscribed to it in PageStream, fixing the typo was easy. I simply opened PageLiner, subscribed to the Name line text and typed the corrected spelling. Then I selected Update from the HotLinks menu and saved the file. Back in PageStream, 1 opened the project and watched as HotLinks flew through the changes (see Figure 4). Published text edition and select OK, Also, save an unpublished version from the Project menu. As with graphics, it’s always good to keep an unpublished copy of your text, especially if the text originated from multiple sources. If you render the published text edition unusable, you will still have a master copy to open and publish again. From PageStream open your project file. Select Text mode from the tool box (the Text tool will be highlighted and the blinking cursor will appear in the column box). From the Edit menu select Subscribe, and from the requester select your PageLiner Edition file. The text will How into the PageStream document. If you have not already done so, select the appropriate information for your printer from the Configure Printer requester. Then, from the File menu, select Print. If you find no mistakes on the printout, make another copy of the project for yourself. If you’re lucky, your client will say that all is well and you’ll be ready to bill for a job well done. More likely, though, the client will want changes. Fast Work Of course, more Aas came throughout the next two weeks. But because of the user-friendly format of PageStream, PageLiner, and BME, and the remarkThe More Things Change.,. Pat Kaszycki, a freelance graphic designer and illustrator; has a Masters degree in Fine Art from the University of Hartford. Although she is Mac fluent, her tool of choice is the Amiga. She has just placed her book Amiga Desktop Publishing with an agent; all the illustrations for her second hook, Tates From The Purple Jungle, were done using Soft-Logiks Art Expression program. Write to her at PO Box 232, Eastford, CT 06242. Able speed of HotLinks, making the corrections was quick and easy. Indeed, HotLinks is certain to capture your loyalty. While you make I he changes that would ordinarily make you steam, HotLinks keeps you cool and free Figure 4: Thanks to HotLinks, you can mind your Ps and Qs and your apostrophes automatically. From frustration. Once you use it you won’t know how you got along without it! ¦ Size Width 1 5 1 7 6 1 3 I 7 | 9 I 3 I 18 I 9 1 11 ¦ IB 12 13 14 ITIi | j A V 5 17 |J _ You can’t get A GA chips to work in older machines, it’s true. But if you try, you just might find third-party products with the AGA-type features you need. R
o many Amiga owners, the introduction of the 1200 and 4000 models, with their Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) chips, was both a great high and a terrible low. It was exhilirating because, for the first time, you could display more than the original 4096 colors on an Amiga. But it was also a real downer because, also lor the first time, you could not transfer the benefits of a new Amiga chip set to any of the existing machines; if you wanted AG A graphics, you had to have an Amiga 1200 or 4000. Window Icons Largrsize display High-resolution color Real-time full-color animation Photorealistic gameplay Custorrscreen mode promotion AGA Featires More than a year later, there is still no way to install the AGA chip set in your Amiga 1000, 500, 2000, or -5000. But there are ways to get some of the benefits of the new AGA computers without giving up your beloved old machine. Is one of these alternatives right for you? Think about why you want AGA: Ram Disk
* You may be a graphic artist who is looking for more colors and a bigger canvas.
* Perhaps you’re a power user who wants a higher-resolution display for applications such as page-layout programs, database managers, word processors, or spreadsheets.
* If you’re a filmmaker, you may see AGA as a way to create realistic 3-D AMIGA animations that play back right from the computer.
• And although most of us view computers as serious tools, some users arc honest enough to admit that all they m want to do is to play AGA- specific games.
- Fortunately, AGA alterna- tives affordable hardware software combinations exist By Sheldon Leemon for each type of user. Let’s look at the options by user type. Artistic License One of AGA’s main attractions is more colors; for the graphic artist, that translates to more-realistic displays. The AGA chip set can display up to 256 colors simultaneously (out of a possible 16.7 million) in all of the old palette-mapped modes. It also includes an eight-bit HAM mode that can display up to 262,144 colors at the same time. That’s pretty close to 24-bit color, the current standard for photo-quality (“true”) color. Owners of non-AGA machines need not settle for close, however. These days, a number of reasonably priced display cards for the Amiga 2000 and 3000 series can give you hill 24-bit color (in theory, up to 16.7 million hues simultaneously). Choices include Centaur's OpalVision ($ 699), the Retina from MacroSystemUS (from S599), Expert Services' Picasso II (from $ 549), GVP's EGS Spectrum (from $ 499), and the Merlin board from Spectronics ($ 799). (Note that DKB no longer provides US distribution of the Piccolo board, which also Fits this criteria. DKB does, however, plan a spring release of its own low-cost board that will use the same EGS software as Piccolo and Spectrum.) Each of these products comes with its own custom 24- bit paint package. Because these programs are designed specifically for their respective boards, they are not available for stock Amigas not even AGA machines. In fact, the most highly acclaimed 24-bit paint packages for the Amiga require one of these boards. Tecsoft's TV Paint Professional ($ 399 from MacroSystemUS), the most widely known of the 24-bit paint programs, is available for the Retina, Picasso II, and EGS Spectrum cards. It features a wide variety of drawing styles, splendid paint-mixing and transparency options, full Arexx control, and lots of gradient and stencil options. And although TV Paint won’t run with OpalVision, the OpalPaint program that comes with the board is distinguished in its own right. It was the first Amiga paint program with brush textures such as chalk and pencil and paper textures such as canvas; it was also the first to include brush tolerances, letting you pick up an area of similar, but not identical, colors. Both TV Paint and OpalPaint also support pressure-sensitive drawing pads. In addition to offering more colors, most of these boards let you display a larger drawing area as well, given an appropriate monitor. The Picasso II and EGS Spectrum can produce 24-bit displays in sizes up to 800x600. Merlin’s 24-bit display allows up to 680 horizontal resolution, and the 4MB version of the Retina card provides a 24-bit display as large as 1024x768. Most of these cards also provide even larger displays using 16-bit color (65,536 hues). This extra screen size can come in very handy when you are preparing artwork for print, where resolutions are typically much higher than the standard computer display; it is not uncommon to work with images as large as 2400x3000 pixels. You can convert the output of most of the 24-bit display boards to a television signal by using an NTSC or PAL encoder. Video updates or options are promised for several of these boards, including Retina and OpalVision. Artists whose main interest is creating television graphics, however, may want to consider a video-only device. On the low end of the price scale, there is Digital Creations' DCTV (about $ 300), a box that converts the Amiga video signal to television-style composite video with millions of colors, which you can record directly on your VCR. Because DCTV is an external box that plugs into the 23-pin video port, it works with any Amiga model, including the 1000, 500, and 600. DCTV comes with DCTV Paint, an excellent program that lets you either create images from scratch or modify video images you capture with the unit’s built-in digitizer. For professional video artists (or those for whom : ' V'v et 'T* 1 hi mm I ¦ ways to get some of AGA without giving up your old computer. Price is no object), there is the Video Toaster. NewTek’s hardware software combination (about $ 2400) is more than just a display board, of course, but among its many talents is the ability to provide a broadcast-quality video display of computer art. The ToasterPaint program that comes with the package is a bit dated, but still sufficient for creating art from scratch or for modifying images captured with the Toaster’s built-in frame grabber. In any case, artists wanting lots of colors can get more through third-party products on an older Amiga than from an AGA system alone. To decide which of these options makes the most sense, consider the type of output you want and the amount oi money you can spend. Printed output, for example, uses the biggest bitmaps, so a board like the 4MB version of the Retina, which gives you the most colors at the larger screen sizes, would be the obvious choice. For television art, you’ll want a solution that provides an output you can tape on your VCR, which means either DCTV lor a couple of hundred dollars, the Toaster for a couple of thousand, or OpalVision for somewhere in between (assuming that Centaur makes its composite adapter available in the near future). If you are primarily interested in the type of computer pictures that can be displayed on your screen, however, any of the boards mentioned in the following section should do nicely. You may want to review their proprietary paint software as a way of choosing. Power Play For the power user, too, AGA means more color on a larger screen. Where business software is concerned, the 24-bit boards provide everything AGA does, and then some. That’s because in addition to the 24-bit displays at lower resolutions described above, the Retina, Picasso II, Merlin, and Spectrum boards can also provide displays at sizes upwards of 1280x1024, with up to 256 colors. Unlike the first generation of 24-bit boards, the latest models don’t need specially designed productivity software. They can run a wide range of existing applications on h i - r e s B screens, m thanks if to some system M soft w are tricks. Workbench emulation plays a big part in the strategy. All of the 24-bit boards mentioned here come with software that lets you open the Workbench in any of their expanded screen modes (though all but the Retina restrict you to 256 colors on the Workbench). This means that any word processor, spreadsheet, desktop-publishing program, or database manager that can open on the Workhere are bench screen is guaranteed to work with these boards. Fhe Retina board actually goes one step further in mode-proniotion. Its program includes an AGA- emulation option that fools applications into thinking you have the AGA chip set. It is one of the few boards that can run DeluxePaint IV on its 256-color screens albeit fairly slowly. I * Since not all programs will open on the Workbench, however, most of these boards provide a way to coax existing applications to open on their screens. The Spectrum and Picasso II boards, for example, come with software that registers their screen-mode information with the system’s display database, so that newer applications that let you use the standard requester (like the one in AmigaDOS’s Preferences Screen Mode program) to select a screen mode can take advantage of whatever new inodes these boards offer. In addition, most 24-bit boards include software that functions like the Mode Promotion option in AmigaDOS’s Preferences [Control program. Simply put, whenever an application tries to open a screen of a particular mode, the promotion program steps in and changes it to another mode. That way, you can get a desktop-publishing program to open a screen on a 1024x768 display, or a 1024x768 scrolling screen on an 800x600 display. Mode promotion doesn’t work with all applications, since some programs, particularly those that are graphics-oriented, react badly to surprises such as a bigger screen or more colors. But for the most part, recent business software works well on ihese larger custom screens. Some applications support 24-bit boards directly. Likewise, most of these boards come with drivers for image-processing programs such as ASDG's Art Department Professional and GVP’s Image FX, as well as 3-D graphics software, including Real 3D (Reahoft). Even the Macintosh emulators Emplant (Utilities Unlimited) and A-Max (Ready Soft) support these boards for use as 24-bit Macintosh displays. Amiga users can actually get larger displays using the alternatives as opposed to AGA. All of the recent 24-bit boards function pretty similarly, and all do an excellent job. This makes choosing between them tough, but it also means that you probably will be satisfied with whichever one you select. We’ll provide more details on these boards in a roundup next month, after we’ve had a chance to compare them in depth. A Moveable Feast One of biggest selling points of the AGA machines is their ability to animate near-photographic displays at a speed approaching 30 frames per second, at a time when even the hottest ’486 Pcs are stuck with animating 256-color images in quarter-screen windows at 10 or 15 frames per second. The secret lies in AGA’s FIAM8 mode, which uses hardware compression to give you 18-bit color for only eight bits of data. This built-in feature gives the AGA chip set a distinct advantage over 24-bit boards. While some boards come with animation software, none can animate as large a window as AGA can, at as fast a frame rate. But if you don’t mind having recordable composite video (as opposed to computer RGB) output, there are two alternative methods for producing real-time animations. The inexpensive option is Digital Creations’ DC TV. Since this box takes its display data from the standard Amiga video system, it can show both pictures and ANIMs stored in standard Amiga File formats. DC'IY’s hardware transforms medium-resolution, low-color animation data into a low-resolution, high-color animation of television quality that plays back at rates of up to 30 frames per second. DCIV comes with software that converts single 24- bit frames (such as those produced by 3-D animation software) to its own compressed format, and you will also find both commercial and shareware programs that can compress a series of 24-bit frames into a DCIV animation file. Because of the low cost of both DCFV and the Amiga systems on which it will run (even an A500 with enough memory will work), this device is a favorite among animators looking for acceptable results at a rock-bottom price. For those with lots more money to spend, there is Digital Processing System's Personal Animation Recorder (PAR), an animation system that provides a far better solution than even AGA .ANIMs. This plugin card plays back 24-bit animations from a dedicated hard drive at 30 frames per second. The board comes with its own high-quality composite-video output, and even offers component video output for professionals using digital and Betacam formats. When combined with DPS’s TBC IV card, PAR can also capture sequential frames from an external video source. This opens up the possibility of creating moving morphs and other exotic special effects. Although PAR is not inexpensive (about $ 3000 with the special high-speed drive required), it still costs far less than other high-quality solutions, including frame- accurate VCRs and single-frame controllers, digital disk recorders, and recordable laser discs. For professional animation work, an older Amiga equipped with PAR is better than an AGA system. With its fast processor and bus, however, AGA is a better low- cost solution than a pre-AGA machine with DCTV unless you’ve already invested in an accelerator. Fun and Games The latest 24-bit graphics cards, as we have seen, may be pretty good at running AGA productivity software, but, alas, they do not fare as well with AGA-specific games. The reason is that many arcade-type games boot right from the floppy disk, without ever loading up the Workbench environment. Well-behaved games that you can install on a hard drive and load from a Workbench icon may run on the 256-color screens of some graphics cards, but AGA games that need to boot from a floppy don’t stand a chance of working on non-AG A machines. If you want to run these kinds of AGA games, you’ll simply have to have the AGA chips. Still, there are a couple of alternatives to selling your old machine and buying a new one. Amiga 500 owners, for example, may want to consider Copperhead Technologies' AGA Upgrade Kit an Amiga 1200 motherboard, specially modified to work with your Amiga 500 keyboard. To gel the motherboard to lit, you’ll have to trim away various parts of the A500’s plastic case. Although that’s not a difficult job, the result isn’t pretty. Since you cannot screw the motherboard down to the case, you’ll have to settle for double-sided tape. It isn’t the most mechanically stable arrangement, either, and plugging cables into the machine’s rear ports is hard. Nor is the unit properly shielded, because you cannot fit the metal RF panel back on after installing the new motherboard. (The FCC would definitely not approve.) .Although Copperhead states that you can use both the A1200 “trap-door” expansion port and the internal hard-drive connector, it isn’t as easy as with an A1200. You can probably find space for a 2.5-inch hard drive inside the case, but there’s no really secure place to mount it. And when I tried to plug the DKB 1202 memory board into the expansion port, it bumped into the mounting post for the floppy drive more surgery would be required to make it fit. Still, some owners may be able to live with the drawbacks in order to save $ 100 to $ 150. (The upgrade kit is $ 273 with shipping, or $ 248 if you trade in your A500 motherboard, while a new Amiga 1200 runs just under $ 400.) For those who prefer the neater solution of an Amiga 1200 in an A1200 case, it may make more sense just to sell your A500 for $ 100 and buy the new computer. Or, instead of selling your old system, how about buying a complementary game machine? By the time you read this, Commodore’s CD32 should be widely available. For about the price of an A1200, the CD32 will give you not only AGA capability, but a CD-ROM drive as well. Though it’s still a little early to start talking about expansion products for CD32, you’ll probably be able to hook the unit up to your computer and share the CD-ROM drive between machines. While Commodore has been busy updating the Amiga product line, third-party manufacturers haven’t been sleeping they’ve been bringing out lots of products that help older Amigas keep up with “new-generation” AGA machines. Besides those mentioned, we’ve even heard of a freely distributable software AGA emulator called Soft AGA. We could not track down a copy to test, but sources say it is not yet viable. Still, with all of the various expansion and update alternatives available, the question is no longer “Can I do it?” but “What shall I try first?” ¦ Sheldon Leemon, a computer video consultant and instructor, is the author of two books and scores of articles covering the Amiga. He is currently writing a third book, concerning the Video Toaster, and is Forum Manager Jar the Amiga area on National Videotex Network. Write to him c o AmigaWorld, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. NAB Multimedia World 1993 Reader’s Choice Au ard " Best Graphics Card” “...the overall champion of Amiga paint programs” Desktop Video World “...state-of-the-art features not found on any other Amiga paint program." Amiga World “Quite simply, it’s a spectacular product." Amiga Computing Magazine “...the finest, most professional paint program to arrive on the Amiga.” Amiga Format “OpalVision is awesome!” Camcorder Magazine “Professional quality at this price can’t be turned away." Amiga User International Magazine “The verdict was unanimous brilliant.” Amiga Shopper Magazine "...the best paint program currently available....” The Amiga-Video Journal (AVID) “The finest, most versatile and endlessly customizable paint program ...” TV Technology “...an excellent 32-bit paint program." Amiga Video Graphics Journal “...this is the best 24-bit paint program...magnificent.” Amazing Computing OpalPaint provides all of the necessary tools to create graphics and illustrations of limitless variety. It includes all of the features necessary for the creation, enhancement and manipulation of images of every kind. Opal Paint’s extensive image processing modes provide virtually unlimited special effects possibilities. Its features rival broadcast studio paint systems at a fraction of the price. LIVE * No other paint program comes close to the acclaimed image processing and painting power of OpalPaint. Use the power of OpalPaint to easily create your own images or enhance and modify existing framestores. ' . :. " OPALVISION MAIN BOARD An OpalVision Main Board is the most powerful and useful addition you can make to your Amiga system. You’ll instantly increase the number of available colors on your Amiga system to an amazing 16 million colors per pixel! And, in addition to the award- winning OpalPaint, Opal Presents and OpalAnimMATE software that comes with every board, you’ll discover that OpalVision also significantly enhances the performance of most other Amiga programs. Render scenes and animations using any Amiga 3-D program and view them with the OpalVision card's photo-realistic 16-million color mode. Manipulate and print sophisticated, professional-quality images using programs like Art Department Professional, Image Master and Image F X. If you create morphs, illustrations, graphics or animations of any kind, you'll appreciate the super high quality of OpalVision’s state-of-the art design. P- . MM OpalPaint's full range of tools and controls provides a level of support for artistic creativity never before available on the Amiga. It's fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OPALPAINT OpalPaint includes exclusive real-world artist tools, texture mapping, color and transparency gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes and much, much more! OpalAnimMATE plays animations at rates of up to 60 frames per second, ft works in 8,12,15, 18 and 24-Bit modes and features selectable screen sizes from 32x20 to 768 x 286 pixels. Ir tr, k ,t Prcsenff! | Every Main Board includes Opal Presents!, an icon-driven presentation program offering complete display control of OpaiVision images, Amiga graphics and live video. OpaiVision Video Processor OpalPaint's image processing and painting features rival those of broadcast industry paint systems costing thousands of dollars. Use its power to easily create your own images or enhance and modify framestores. OpalPaint includes exclusive real-world artist tools, texture mapping, extensive image processing modes, color and transparency gradients, multiple work modes, nozzle brushes, special effects and much, much more. It’s fast. Real-time. Full 24-Bit. OpalPaint’s full range of tools and comprehensive controls provides a level of support for artistic creativity never before available at such a reasonable price. OP ALAN I MM ATE OpalAnimMATE creates delta-compressed animations from any series of images or framestores and plays them back using the OpalVision hardware in real-time at rates of up to 60 frames per second, ftworks in 8,12,15,18and 24-bit modes and features selectable screen sizes from 32 x 20 to 768 x 286 pixels. Excellent for use with 3-D rendering programs, landscape generators and other animation programs. OPAL PRESENTS! OpalPresentslisan icon-driven presentation program offering complete display control of OpalVision images, Amiga graphics and live video (when the OpalVision Video Processor is attached). It includes numerous built-in transition effects and takes full advantage of the Opalvision 24-bit hardware. OPALVISION HOTKEY Opal HotKey lets you instantly display OpaiVision 24-bit graphics and combine them at any time with Amiga-generated graphics and animations using simple key combinations. It also supports priority stenciling to allow the simultaneous placement of Amiga graphics in front of or behind OpaiVision graphics. UPCOMING VIDEO ENHANCEMENT MODULES: THE OPALVISION VIDEO PROCESSOR AND ROASTER CHIP Adds a wealth of additional features and functionality including framegrabbing, genlocking, chroma keying, luma keying, real-time color processing of live video. It also provides an unlimited number of transitions and Digital Video Effects using the included OpaiVision Roaster Chip and software. These include cuts, wipes, fades, and special organic effects (soft- or hard-edged), plus an infinite range of flips, tumbles, page peels, image wrapping, picture-in-picture effects and more. OPALVISION VIDEO SUITE This 19-inch, rack-mountable unit includes video and audio mixing, switching and transcending and connects directly to the Video Processor. There are 9 video and 10 audio inputs available, plus the 24-Bitframe store. Professional quality video inputs and outputs are available simultaneously in RGB or Y R-Y B-Y, Composite and S-Video. OPALVISION SCAN-RATE CONVERTER TBC Achieves 31 Khz, non-interlaced output of Amiga and OpaiVision graphics and animations. It also de-interlaces any incoming video source in either PAL or NTSC and includes full time-base correction of incoming video. The on-board memory also serves as an additional framestore for dual framebuffer applications. Manufactured and Distributed by: Centaur Development Phone: (310) 7874530
P. O. Box 3959 FAX: (310) 222-5882 Created by: OpalTech Sydney, Australia opaltech Torrance, CA90510 BBS: (310) 7874540 OpaiVision Video Suite OpaiVision, OpalPaint, Opal Presents, OpaiVision Video Suite, Opal Video Processor and OpaiVision Roaster Chip are trademarks of Opal Technology, Ltd. OpalAnimMATE is a trademark of Centaur Development, fnc. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Technical specifications subject to change without notice. Circle 13 on Header Service card Canada d00o-ilJ-25 12 C' Commodore THE 1 AMIGADEALERI SUPER Ortl&r hauis: Mon. ** Fri* Vuu i> apw aar. *Jain ia 4pin (Pacific aianddri&nnia) 4420 urJhr jicjjyi Cuiicnuhr Ssr ijcs 3 J 0-737-4pJ, Cuiiainsr asr ldf rburi Man. - Fri. 5cir. YcniHv 5anl
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By Joel Hagen ONE OF THE limiting factors in producing animations against a deadline is the large number of frames required for even a few seconds of running time. This beginner’s column will explore some basic principles that can help you extend the mileage of your animation efforts, making ten frames do the work of a hundred. Recycle Those Frames! ON Understanding the concept of creating cy clic motion is fundamental. For example, to animate a spinning planet you need only create one full rotation. That motion cycle can then be played in an endless loop. The time invested in a few frames can yield many seconds of animation. From the standpoint of the number of original frames required, reciprocal motion is even more efficient than cyclic motion. One complete reciprocal motion consists of a sequence of frames run forward then backward in what is often called a ping-pong motion. For a waving cartoon character, you might draw only six frames of the arm moving from left to right. You can play those same frames in reverse to have the a I'm wave from right to left. Then loop that cycle for as long as needed. Computer artists can take advantage of animbrushes in DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts) and other programs to further increase animation mileage. A brief motion cycle can be used as a repeating animated brush in a longer animation, even moving through space as it loops. Applying animbrushes to the concept of cyclic motion, you might create a single walk cycle for a character in 10 frames. You can then use it as an animbrush in a 100-frame animation to have the character walk smoothly across the screen. Applying the same idea to reciprocal motion, you could have a bird flap its wings as it Hies across the screen. You might draw only six frames of the wings moving from their down position to their up position. Then set this animbrush automatically to “ping-pong” for the full up- and-down cycle. By modifying a reciprocal motion you can add character to a sequence. For example, the bird might look more realistic if its downward llap was faster than its upward flap. Pick up the six- frame upward flap as an animbrush and then create a blank eight-frame animation. Stamp the six cels of the animbrush in place on the first six animation frames. For the next two frames, manually locate two intermediate cels of the animbrush to create a swifter downward movement. (In Dpaint, the 7 and 8 keys move you backward and forward through the cels of the animbrush.) You now have a cyclic eight-frame animation that can be picked up and used as an animbrush. These basic techniques are effective ways to stretch the running time of your work, but repeated motion can have a predictability that loses the viewer’s interest. You can address this problem either by interrupting a looping cycle or by having a repeating cy cle affect its surroundings. .As an example of interrupting a loop, you could have the flapping bird fly across the screen as described but insert a glide in the middle of the sequence. This could be as simple as repeating a single cel from the middle of the flap cy cle for several frames before returning to the flap loop. No extra drawing is required and the character of the animation is enhanced. If I Had a Hammer ... To experiment with the idea of a cyclic loop affecting its surroundings, you might go t hrough die stages of creating the “Sculptor” animation as shown in the accompanying illustration. The plan is to create a reciprocal motion of a sculptor striking a chisel. Repeated blows gradually transform a large block of stone into a finished sculpture. If you have a digitizer, you might try “rotoscoping” the character by drawing directly on successive photographs. You could pose a model for each position of the movement and digitize straight into the computer. Lacking a model, I posed in front of a video These sure-fire tips will help you get more out of your animations while spending less time and effort. Camera using cardboard props for hammer and chisel. Later, I used GVP’s IV24 to capture the frames from tape as shown in l in the illustration. Black-and-white is adequate for roto- scope reference. If you have numbered your frames sequentially, they can be batch loaded from Dpaint’s Picture Load menu and then saved later as an ANIM, Create a line drawing directly on each image, as shown in 2, using a bright color not present in the photos. Next, using the Stencil feature, lock the line color and then clear all frames to leave clean outline drawings as in 3. Use Fill and Draw tools to color the character. As described for the flapping wings, you can reuse a few of the backswing frames to create the faster striking swing. Saved as an anim- brush, this sequence will eventually be added to a background as shown in 4. Before adding the character to the background, create the sculpture. Draw, scan, or digitize both a finished sculpture and a raw block of stone. Next calculate how many hammer blows you will use to complete the sculpture. This may be dictated by the desired run-time of the sequence. As a simple example, if you want 10 seconds of animation at 15 frames per second and there are 15 frames in one hammer cycle, you need 10 hammer cycles. You need one modification of the block for each hammer cycle, with the final modification being the finished sculpture. In "Sculptor" (above), rotoscoping is used in 1-4 to create a cyclic motion of a sculptor at work. Dpaint's brush morph transforms the unfinished block into the finished statue. Only 20 frames were used to create 10 seconds of animation. An easy way to do this is to morph the block of stone into the sculpture. You could use any of the specialized morphing programs, but you may find that Dpaint’s own brush-morphing capabilities are adequate for this project as long as both objects have distinctly different shapes. Pick up the stone block as a brush and press Alt-n to move it to the “spare-brush” buffer; then pick up the sculpture as the second brush. Press Alt-m for the morph requester. Enter the total number of desired cels (in our example enter 10 one for each hammer cycle). The computer now acts as your assistant and creates a 10-cel animbrush from your two keyframes. Set up a new animation with just your background image. It should have the same number of frames as there are cels in the sculpture morph (10 in our example). Stamp the sculpture- morph animbrush into the scene to create a 10-frame animation. Next, modify that animation to accommodate the repeating 15-frame animbrush of the hammer cycle. To do this, add 14 frames to each of the 10 frames of the sculpture animation. Now place the hammer cycle animbrush in the scene so that the chisel appears to strike the block of stone. Using Dpaint’s Move requester with all settings at zero, you can stamp the animbrush in place over all 150 frames. Playing the animation, you’ll see that the sculpture changes a little at each blow of the hammer until it is complete. As a final touch, add a little spray of dust with the airbrush tool for two frames each time a blow is struck. A translucent shadow helps fix the figure and sculpture to the ground. This visually complex 10-second animation required only 12 original frames 10 hammer positions and 2 sculpture keyframes. The morph provided 8 additional frames. Variations on this idea could be used to reveal rendered 3-D logos and titles. Developing a clear methodology is critical to becoming a skilled animator. You can increase your productivity if you learn to analyze a project at the outset. Look for innovative ways to use cyclic motion and devise your own techniques for stretching animation mileage without sacrificing visual interest or quality. ¦ Write to Joel Hagen at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, G4 95361. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. From p. 19. A Font Is Born TypeSmith 2.0 lets you create the actual font outlines and font metrics (character widths and spacing) simultaneously. If you prefer, you can create the outlines only, then merge them with a previously created metric file. The AutoMetric feature does most of the dirty work of' metric-lile creation for you. You can decide between proportional and nonproportional spacing for numerals, set the width of the space character, and determine the percent of tracking between characters. To make changes to individual character metrics and kerning, use the Metrics requester. You can create and preview kerning pairs from scratch or load them from a previously saved file. The Font Attributes requester sets everything from assigning the font name a unique ID to the position and thickness of character underlines. The Font Dimensions requester lets you set the bounding-box dimensions and character guides. You load Soft-Logik outline fonts directly, while with PostScript Type I and Compugraphic Intellifonts, you import and then convert them to TypeSmith's native format for editing. You load and save all fonts separately from their metric files, except for Intellifonts and PostScript Type 3 fonts, which maintain all font information in one file. TypeSmith 2.0 loads PostScript Type 1 Hybrid fonts as well, giving you the option to open the font in hi-res or lo-res. You can export in three formats: Type 1 fonts using TypeSmith or Adobe Standard encoding (including those with hinting) and accompanying MS-DOS, Amiga, or Windows metric files; PostScript Type 3 format; and Intellifont format (with or without Gold Disk .dat and .metric files). TypeSmith 2.0 loads and saves individual characters in addition to full font sets in the IFF DR2D format standard for structured drawings. A Print Preview menu prints the character that you are working on in any resolution that your printer supports. It can appear as an outline or filled character, in any point size or orientation. When it comes to designing fonts, options and aids abound. Rulers, character guides and a user-definable grid are there to help. You can snap your points and paths to the grid and set the horizontal and vertical character units. Characters can be displayed filled or unfilled. You can use Amiga or Soft- Logik bitmap fonts, a PostScript screen font, or any IFF ILBM file as a template. TypeSmith 2.0 can make a “best-guess” at fitting a character into the window, and you can open multiple windows, displaying a character at any stage of design. A Type Preview window displays text using the current font, character spacing, and kerning tables. Selecting Update from the Project menu updates the preview window. You can work with subsets of a complete character set with the Character Overview panel, and TypeSmith 2.0 opens a new edit window for any character on which you double-click. You can cut, copy, and paste characters and manipulate them in a variety of ways, with the Undo command as a handy toggle that flips between the current and last edited version. Paths To Characters Outline-font design requires the use of structured-drawing-like Bezier curves, lines, ellipses, and boxes. Once a basic shape is drawn, it becomes a path that you can move, skew, scale, rotate, flip, and duplicate. Structured-drawing rules apply to font design, as you can constrain the Box and Ellipse tools to squares and circles by holding the Shift key while dragging. When you’re using bitmaps as templates, all font-character paths must be closed to ensure that all characters in a typeface can be filled. TypeSmith 2.0’s point-editing toots remain ghosted until two points have been selected. You can then insert and delete control points, join two previously unconnected points, and convert a straight line to a curved line (or vice versa). The option to change the path from clockwise to counterclockwise (or the opposite) ensures proper orientation for filling fonts. You can cut and paste paths and points in the same way you edit characters. Bitmap fonts can be generated in Amiga, Soft-Logik and PostScript formats. Ediiing bitmaps is a matter of clicking in squares in a grid to approximate the shape of the character, then saving in any of the supported formats. TypeSmith 2.0 composite-character support allows you to reference individual characters and combine them into a new character without actually loading and combining the referenced parts. Through a system of lip to eight pointers, TypeSmith 2.0 lets you create letters with accents or multiple graphic images for dingbats and other particulars. Composites cannot be edited, however; rather, you must edit the base parts. Minor Maladies TypeSmith originally produced unexpected results on my laser printer. The Type Preview menu produced tiny output, while the Print Preview feature didn’t work at all. However, a quick switch from PostScript to the HP printer driver in Preferences produced flawless output. While TypeSmith 2.0 supports many of the outline-font standards, licensing fees make it cost-prohibitive to support the popular PC-compatible TrueType format. .Also, support for the IFF.DR2D standard is laudable, but how about some other common structured-drawing or CAD formats, like those of Pro Draw? Additional keyboard equivalents wouldn’t hurt, either. Amiga font designers and those with an occasional need for outline-font editing and conversion will be in font heaven with TypeSmith 2.0. It stands alone in its market niche, but more importantly, it is genuinely well crafted in nearly ever)' respect. Rick Manasa MediaPoint 3.6 Activa International, S499.00 All Amigas.
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3. 0 ? Not hard-drive installable. Copy-protection, It has been a pleasant Psygnosis custom, since 1991, to release annual Lemmings Christmas disks as a little present to their fans. Part-demo and pan-collector's item, these four-level mini-Lemmings were a charming way to reacquaint yourself with the little guys just when you thought you'd heard your last "Oh, no!" Something changed last year: The Lemmings Christmas disk suddenly went bigtime. It's gained 28 levels (for a total of 32, all new), acquired a pricetag (a budget 529.95} and two tiers of difficulty (flurry and blizzard), and turned into a bona fide Psygnosis product. Otherwise, this is very much The Same Old Thing. The Lems, green hair invisible beneath little Santa Claus caps, get slaughtered and saved while trekking across progressively more treacherous arctic landscapes hung with colored lights and populated with gingerbread-like houses, waggling dolls-on-a-stick, and bounding snowmen. The rescuing is as fun as it ever was, and one can't really hold it against Psygnosis for trying to make a little seasonal dosh off its best-known characters. However, fun as it may be, if they were determined to charge us for the pleasure, they might at least have brought the Lemmings up to date. Despite having released Lemmings II within the last year, with its winter skills obvious candidates for inclusion here, Psygnosis has nevertheless gone back to the original 1991-92 Lemmings data set for these levels. Guess that was the easier route, but the winter setting -here adds zip to gameptay, and this is basically Oh No!, once more. Team 77 returns to greatness with this exquisite Bubble Bobble clone after a couple of so-so releases. Qwak (about $ 20) is the old grab-all-the- keys-and-points-you-can-and-then-scoot static-screen platformer last seen to best advantage in Rainbow Islands, and it's in all respects just ducky (Including an obvious one: It has ducks in the featured roles). It's also wonderfully appointed in sounds and tunes, has a textbook two-player mode, and whisks along at a great pace. Playability at its zenith. (I especially like the bit where players trigger an avalanche of huge pieces of fruit and not a few spikey mines.} Deep Core This Psygnosis-lrke big-sprite plat- former = ICE, about S35) is fovely to look at. (Come on in, the water effect is great.} I'd hang it on my wall without Christmas Lemmings Qwak Wonderful game. Blob (Core Design, distributed by EtD; 549.95) gives you control over a bouncy little blue sphere trying to escape from a collection of ragged levels by collecting objects, throwing switches and so on. Before you tune out, here's the rub: The levels are viewed from the top down and when Blob jumps to those above or plummets to one below, we're treated to a neat 3-D effect of nearby levels gradually materializing out of or vanishing into the murk. It's a superb hook, and lends a new dimension of cautious steering and quick reflexes to the puzzles. (If you fall, you may still be able to direct yourself to a lower platform. And if you hit a tile too hard too many times, it'll give way.) Some may find Blob's PacMan-after-the-Bomb approach spare compared to its competition, but I suspect that's a concession necessary to the game's speed. For my own part, I could have wished for a more original character than another little airball-with-eyes in the wake of Putty and Morph. But I suppose a blob by any other name is still a blob. And I wouldn't be making these excuses unless I was good and hooked. Well, I reckon it's better than B-17. Dogfight = MicroProse UK, about 545) is an efficient and to-the-point air combat simulator a conversion of Air Duel from the IBM that allows you to fight it out without all the preliminaries of having to take off, search for, and fly to an opponent. It's serviceable but rather barracks-like in construction sort of an abridged version of one of MPS's full-fledged sims except for the ability to pit planes from three different eras against one another in "what if" scenarios. However, I'm not really sure what the point of that is, except possibly for handicapping bouts between opponents of unequal standing. In my experience these matches tend to be flagrant mismatches from the get-go. And, unbelievably, they left out modem play. How can you convert a game called Dogfight and leave out the modem play? This budget platformer (Alternative, about 515) finds the slow-talking, pale-blue hound on the trail of stolen diamonds. The graphics starve from hunger, there's no digitized sound from the cartoons which would have given the character a little character and the animation is pathetic. (When Huck jumps, he revolves in place.) I don't know whether to rate it or scrape it off my shoe. ©1.3 ?
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U. S. products wairantied thrsu. U K products warranted through Sideline NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SOFTWARE PERFORMANCE Alien Breed II Alien Breed II = Team 17, about S35) is to Alien Breed what Aliens was to Alien: bigger, badder and not necessarily better. The original Breed was a hothouse take-off of meatgrinders like Into the Eagle's Nest, where you progressed through levels of an alien-infested base burning down those little black forklifts and collecting first aid kits, ammo, and cash to buy weapons and equipment at computer consoles. Same story here, except this one opens out of doors (like Aliens}, throws more beasties and powerups at you, and adds an automapping feature. But this time it all feels unnecessarily crowded it has little of the original's quietly lurking atmosphere and I always felt in a rush. It's not hard-disk installable out of the box. (An installer is available directly from the publisher or via the Internet.) The "alien" on the box cover looks more like a toothy donkey. And the included freebie game the shoot-'em-up Apache (also packaged with Body Blows Galactica} can be charitably described as a mistake. This is a good game, with some wicked levels and exceptional artwork, but it lacks the freshness of the original. Overkill and Lunar-C Overkill for CD32 [Mindscape UK) hasn't changed appreciably from its original floppy release. It's still a nice-looking Defender clone that's a little too hard a little too early on. And on reflection, it also seems to me that the incremental improvements here are unlikely to impress devotees of earlier Defender clones like Starray, Anarchy, Datastorm, and the innumerable PD offerings. The new game in this two-fer and the real reason I'm bothering with it is Lunar-C. Um, maybe I shouldn't have bothered; "new" may be a misnomer. This sideways shooter is dated 1993, but it could have surfaced in the public domain in Europe anytime over the last four years. The main sprite looks like a flat cupcake with a police light. The collision detection is suspect and the enemies arrive in idiot patterns. All you have to do is keep firing. It's in PAL, so a hefty chunk of the screen is missing. And if this is AGA, I'm Margaret Thatcher. Sheesh. Anybody want to play with my new shiny frisbee? Oscar Some reviewers have treated this Trolls-like platformer [Flair, about S35) more like the baloney than the gold statuette, but I like the little guy; he may be better competition for Sonic than I had originally anticipated. Once again, a game from the original European CD32 bundle it's now Wing Commander and Dangerous Streets fares better on the A1200 than on the console. And, again, it's in good part due to a more sensitive controller (joystick). Better control, in turn, buys you that much more time to savor the luscious AGA environments in which the little fellow what is he, anyway? Has been plunked down. 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Our Atomic Toaster Catalog has over 20 years ol video production experience. They have been servicing Video Toaster Users since Day One wilh unrivaled technical support, a catalog so inlorma- tive we receive referrals Iron NewTek. And innovative seminar training. With Atomic Toaster and DevWare Video, you will be able to count on our creative support and in-depth knowledge ol all products tor the Video Toaster-combined with DevWare's product purchasing power and abilities to fulfill your orders quickly! The net result is our ultimate combination of both technical know-how and the best pricing available for all your Video Toaster needs. Why should you buy Video Toaster systems and Video Toaster-retaled products from Atomic Toaster Catalog? Because we love Toasters! The Video Toaster is the most successful video production tool ever. We don't sell Video Toasters as commodities and leave you without answers to your questions...we use them every day1 We are Toaster fanatics who are constantly pushing the systems to their limits. To us, a good Toaster computer system is made tor audio, video and pnnt applications. Atomic Toaster wants you to oe the most successful producer eve'. Our combination of production skills and our constant testing and use of new Toaster-related products -- will give you the Creative Edge. Every Video Toaster system leaves Atomic Toaster completely configured. Each hardware element is installed, tested, and burned in for 12 hours before we release it. Any additional software is always installed and assigned properly. All you need to do is follow our instructions on setting up the system, connect the necessary cablos, turn on the system, and start being productive. Below are three examples ol systems we can customize to your specifications. Any substitution is possible. Call us for pricing. The Starter System 7 need just a basic Video Toaster System. I'll need to perform some edits, create some graphics, prepare some title pages, and add pizzazz to general production skills." Solution: Amiga 4000 040, Video Toaster 4000. 10 MB RAM, 240 MB Hard Drive, 1942 Monitor. Some options might include: TBCs, remole rackmount, monitors, Crouton Tools 4000 and or Toaster Toolkit 4000 utilities. Call for pricing! The Animator -My interest is in 3D graphics and animation I can t afford a big system but, I need to create and animate high Quality 3D graphics for a variety of clients. As my client list grows, my system must be able to grow with me. ’ Solution: Amiga 4000 040, Video Toaster 4000. 18 MB RAM. 340 MB Hard Drive, 1942 Monitor, Pixel 3D Professional. Art Department Professional, Brilliance. Some options might include: DKB memory board for longer animation playback directly out of the Toaster and an SFC for tape based animations. The Animator VTR "My interest is in producing 3D animation tor broadcast or industnal clients I already own a lime code accurate VTR and I would like to add 3D animation capabilities to my existing talents. My systems need to be fast, reliable, and easy to use.' Solution: Amiga 4000 040. Video Toaster 4000, 18 MB RAM. 340 MB Hard Drive. 1942 Monitor, Pixel 3D Professional, Art Department Professional, Brilliance, SFC, Dynamic Motion Module. The Artist 7 am a computer graphics artist. I need the power ot the Toaster's 3D. CG and paint systems. But l will supplement it with my own graphics skills. I know that Toas'erPaint is powerful, but I need a full screen 24-txt paint system that will work with a varehy ot computer images. * Solution: Amiga 4000 040. Video Toaster 4000 18 MB RAM. 340 MB Hard Drive. 1942 Monitor. Retina Board (4MB). TV Paint, Pixel 3D Professional. Art Department Protessional, Image F x. Brilliance, Crouton Tools 4000. Options might include: Removable media for transferring images from ore system to another, drawing tablet, Pro'essional Page or PageStream for outputting your work to Postscript or print, Sharp or Epson scanner tor scanning of images and artwork into the system. The Craftsman 7 produce video for a wide variety of clients. Whatever they ask for. I need to be able to supply it to them. My work has to be top quality, as my competitors are actually the local TV stations. Whatever they can do, I need to do tor my clients. ‘ Solution: Amiga 4000*040, Video Toaster 4000. 18 MB RAM, 380 MB Hard Drive, 1342 Monitor, Retina Board (4MB), SunRize AD516. Pride A B roll editing controller, MONTAGE tor the Video Toaster. SuperJam! Bars & Pipes Professional, Roland Sound Canvas (MIDI module), Art Department Professional, MorphPlus. MuttiFrame. ProFilis, Brilliance, TV Paint Pro, Vista Pro (landscape generator), Toaster Toolkit 4000. Crouton Tools 4000, Options might include: Removable media lor transferring images Irom one system to another, drawing tablet. Professional Page or PageStream for outputting your work to Postscript or print. Sharp or Epson scanner for the scanning of images and artwork into the system. The Professional Animator "Besides using the Toaster as an all-around production tool, I need to create corporate, industrial, and commercial animations, My work has to be broadcast qua'ity and I must have the power to compere with other top competitors in the field." Solution: Amiga 4000 040, Video Toaster 4000, 18MB RAM. 780 MB Hard Drive. 1942 Monitor, DPS Persona! Animation Recorder. Nucleus Single Frame Controller. Pixel 3D Professional 2.0. Art Department Professional 2.3, Morph Plus, ADP Tools Professional (animation processor), Dynamic Motion Module (real-world motion animation module), Vista Pro 3.0 (landscape generator), Toaster Toolkit 4000, Crouton Tools 4000. Options might include: DPS Personal TBC (V for rotoscoping applications. Call for pricing! The Editor "My goal is to create a complete edit suite based around the Video Toaster. I need to perform AS roll video editing, create graphics and animations, as well as record narration, edit sound effects and synchronize music with video ' Solution: Amiga 4000 040. Video Toaster 4000. 18MB RAM. 380 MB hard drive, 1942 Monitor. Pride Integrated A B Roll Editing System, SunRize AD516 (8-track digital audio). Crouton Tools 4000, Toaster Toolkit 4000. Montage (character generation software). Roll’em [teleprompting software). Call for pricing1 We integrate and support all Toaster-related soltware and hardware. Do you want to know about the Video Toaster revolution and what it can mean lor you? Cal Atomic Toaster Devware now!
• Realtime playback of your| animations in 256,000 colors!
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• New CG software supports! Postscript type 1 and Compugraphic| outline fonts! ¦LightWave 3D software has beenl completely optimized for the 68040 processor ana features over 250 new| photo-realistic features! V5050 Our Video Toaster 4000 Boart comes bundled with "Masteringi Toaster Technology ' the step-by~ step bible for the Video Toaster. Toaster Toolkit 4000 The indispensable collection of utilities for Video Toaster users. Toaster Toolkit 4000 breaks all barriers for harnessing creative control over your Toaster Environment- allowing for presentation professionalism limited only by your imag- Jjtj ination. You raved about version 1. Break free of the mundane with these new and improved powertools of Toaster Toolkit 4000! ‘Toaster Sequence Editor
• Toaster Project Editor •FrameStore Compressor «AnimtoFX •FXtoAnim -Color Font Converter. T5095 The easiest, most accurate way to motion-animate with LightWave 3D! Dynamic Motion Module1 lets both animation novices, and experienced animators rely upon the laws of physics and computing powor of the Amiga to automatically define and create real-world motion and object interaction in LighiWave animations. Tell the program how much an object weighs, how fast it's moving, and its direction of travel. Then sit back and let your Amiga define the motion and interaction of the objects in the scene. Many other features which make it perfect for all animation tasks! T5054 Dynamic
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(800) 879-0759 Atl of our software is 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Video Toaster 4000 Crouton Tools 4000 Okay, so you own software like ADPro, SFC. Studio 16, Pixel 3D. FmageFX. Bars & Pipes Pro, AmiLink. Personal Anim Rec., ImageMaster RT and others...and they all say that they're Aroxx compatible...great!! Now what? You can spend all your lime programming in Arexx la make these powerful applications work with each other, or you can continue procucing videos like you sol out lo do. Crouton Tools 4000-The Easy to Use Video Operating System (VOS)-was created by a video enthusiast with over 20 years of experience. 1100 Pre- defined video tools. 150 NEW synergistic, functions. ToasterSmart™ Directory Utility and Visual Logging System, .power at your fingertips! Crouton Tools 4000 greatly accelerates your pre- and post-produclion video while seamlessly integrating your appli cations directly within your Toaster environment. Tsoi 2 A must-have package lor serious video professionals! The latest and greatest version of the Video Toaster Software. Al! Modules have been improved and new features added! NOW AVAILABLE! D K i ImageMaster R t Blue Ribbon Sound Works Transporter T5193 $ 169.95 Save hundreds of dollars! The popular single frame animation control software is now better than ever! II you have a Sanyo GVR-S950 or Sony EVO 9650, you don't even need a single frame controller card! Perfect for Toaster. IV-24, OpalVision and others! ArtWorks Clip Art Lib. T5194 S34.95 Over 1500 images in this collection! You'll love the Jurassic collection of dinosaurs included in this collection! Pro Textures Combo Collection T5192 $ 99.95 Renowned artist Leo Martin's popular Pro Texztures series have been combined into one jumbo package! Perfect tor LightWave, Real 3D, Imagine. Opal Paint. Brilliance and others! SurfacePro New! T5236 $ 74.95 Mailing List Manager T5201 $ 49.95 Digital Sound Track T5202 $ 69.95 Add sampled sounds and music MOD files to your videos with ease. View the video with the Picture In Picture option for real lime recording. Set up In and Out Points and record with precision with your single frame controller! ADPTools Pro for ADPro A powerful, spline-based animation system providing image processing, compositing, and special elfects for digital video and animations. Built by professional animators for developing broadcast television elfects and multimedia productions. ADPTools Prolessional harnesses tho raw power ol ASDG's image processing engine to provide a creative too' lor all anima tors and video producers,
• Spline-based keyframe animation lor control of each parameter of any ADPro operator. 'Real-time Animation Preview *EFX Matte can apply an operator's process selectively to an image 'Multi-layered Compositing Tool 'Create AGA animations with special ellects and OVE transitions 'Includes new custom operators designed especially lor animation 'Power Residue Sequencer generates Iractal special effects. 'Stereo Imaging 'Also includes Sequence Tool. Master List Tool and Project Management Tool, T3S0Q Roll’EM TS0T3 $ 49.95 Use your Amiga 500 or 12000 as an automatic teleprompting and titling program, powerful enough to satisfy your most demanding professional applications. Includes well-documented manual with easy-to-follow examples. Still credits or lilies are possible. Can be operated from the computer or remotely via joystick or foot pedal. From Designing Minds. A-t- Development AutoPaint for ToasterPalnt This program saves you lime and effort! AutoPaint has 25 point-and-click screen templates that automatically composite your pictures in just a few keystrokes using iramestores and 24-bit RGBs or IFFs in ToasterPamt. T5I42 $ 74.95 Visual Inspirations New Incredibly Low Price! More Power! More Features! Was S299! If you do image processing, you must have the new ImageMaster R t. Retargetable operations gives you true colors on all popular 24-bit cards and even adjusts the display to compensate for your monitors shortcomings, so what you see is truly what you get. Thumbnail Image Support = to select a picture, click on a picture-not just some filename in a listing}. Modal User Interlace, Save notes with images, Lossless 24-bit Compression, Automatic Image File Readers to access popular file formats, plus the hottest image manipulation tools ever available on the Amiga...bar none, tsioo Moonlighter Software AmiBack Plus Tools T5165 $ 69.95 Contains both AmiBack and AmiBack Tools. Th s is “the" all-in-one powerful disk maintenance package. Full backup and restore = with SCSI tape support} plus disk optimizing, disk error and deleted file recovery. TapeWorm FS T5i67 $ 69.95 Use your SCSI DAT. 8MM or QIC tape drives as normal AmigaDOS volumes! Fast volume storage! Great for storing huge anims or framestores! T5108 5589.95 PatchMesiter T5109 S64.95 SuperJam! T1135 $ 84.95 SyncPro T1134 5179.95 Triple Play Plus tsqzs si69.95 A Powerful Morphing System, at an Affordable Price! Cocoon is a lull-featured, professional morphing system without the Rolls Royce price. You can load any IFF image, including AGA formats, an save frames as 24-bit, HAM, HAM-8, or 16-level grayscale. Perform warps and morphs using vectors--the easiest way to define and execute morphs. CocoonMorph doesn't use grids, points or vectors like other less powerful packages. Instead. Cocoon uses lines to define your morph which are easier and faster to set up. More predictable, and more intuitive to define than using vectors like other morph packages. Cccoon also incorporates powerful image composition features and allows fine control over the rate of warp, morph of each area or pixel. T5056 The “Screen Generator” program included with all Pro Fills Volumes can generate super bitmaps up to 10.240 x 10.240 pixels with seamless, matched edges using the colored patterns and color palettes included with each volume. Pro Fills Volume I [Matnji Prod) Tim 534.95 Pro Fills Volume II Tti76 $ 34.95 Pro HUS Volume III T5166 $ 34.95 Pro Fills Volume I thru III Bundle Save! _T5179 $ 94.95 ProWlpes Volume 1 T5U3 $ 89.95 New! 75 wipes and effects for your Toaster!!! 34 Live Action Wipes and 41 assorted 3D Style Wipes, Matte Wipes, Soft Edge Wipes, 16 level Alpha Effects and their own 24bit Effects on any Toaster System. Kara PlaqueGrounds T5I56 $ 69.95 V- Art Department Professional 2.5 The latest version of this invaluable tool is finally available! New features and improvements including a new interface, new loaders and savers, completely configurable and many more features! T5238 $ 149.95 PRO FILLS ! ’ii t Inn *. 1 ¦* lt" tm i’> ! ' tili’ii hilt uiti ilrii Accessory Products MacroSystemUS Warp Engine Available in March! The only accelerator that provides the high speed of a 68040, up to 128 MB of local 040 burst memory and Ihe laslest SCSI-11 controller-on a single card lhat installs in Ihe CPU slotl Call for various configurations. Warp Engines from $ 799,951 Retina 24-Bit Display Board w 4MB Get photorealistic display capabilities with this 24-bit graphics card and plenty ol “chip ram" for your most intense graphic needs. Go way beyond AGA and still maintain full compatabilily. T5129 $ 519.95 Retina 24-Bit Display Board w 2MB T5222 $ 369.95 Retina Board + TV Paint Pro 2 W 2MB Retina Board T5223 $ 599.95 Retina Board + TV Paint Pro 2 W 4MB Retina Board T5163 $ 729.95 Multiframe (for ADPro) The ULTIMATE special eflects device for your Toaster! Easily create complete motion-picture quality special effects for any Toaster application. No jaggies or artifacts. The professional’s tool for creating digital video sequences, special effects and animations. Apply ADPro's single-image processing power to your anims. T5098 $ 69.95 Sparks Particle animation system for Lightwave...particles bounce with real world behavior & gravity! Complete with Wind, Gusting. Flaking and Swirling controls adjustable per axis! Do in seconds what would take days to set up! T5164 $ 99.95 Studio Printer Print 16.7 million colors or 256 levels of gray on Hewlett Packard Laserjets and DeskJets as well as Canon Color Printers! Supports the latest 600 dpi printers too. True to screen colors with color adjustment with 32bit accuracy. Also includes special drivers for PageStream
2. Xx. T3062 S69.95 TV Paint Professional 2 The state of the art 32-bit, real-time graphics paint program lor all graphics boards. Automatic antialiasing on drawing tools, powerful airbrush tools, density control on tools, full undo redo, spare swap screens, convulu- tion effects, definable magnification window, custom masks, pressure sensitive tablet support, full CLT. T5099 $ 239.95 TV Paint Professional 2 for the Retina display board. T5230 $ 239.95 Toccata 16 Full 16bit audio digitizer with 3 Stereo inputs, 1 Mic input and i Stereo output. Toccata can digitize at up to 48KhHz in 16bit direct to hard disk! Includes an onboard mixer and optional AD PCM compression! Can be used with Vlab IFR to digitize the audio for a video sequence! T5226 $ 489.95 Vlab Y C 30 fps video digitizer. 2 composite inputs and 1 S-video input. NTSC PAL compatable. T5225 $ 459.95 Vlab - Internal T5162 $ 389.95 Vlab - External for A600 1200 T5224 S414.95 MultiLayer for ADPro 2.5 composit- ing layering tool for video pro's and artists using ADPro as a compositing engine. Several types of compositing digitaf keying are supported including Zero-Black keys, Luminance keys, Chroma keys and Alpha keys to 32bit precision. T5227 $ 129.95 MultiLayer for ImageF x Yes. You can do it too! T5228 $ 129.95 Interchange Plus 3.0 Multi 3D formal interchange software. Now includes three high-end Converters for Wavefront, AutoCAD DXF and 3D Studio formats - previously sold separately for almost $ 600! T5052 Only $ 139.95 Powerful multimedia authoring system software. Easily create interactive presentations. Helm combines draw, paint and image processing tools with a scripting language. A hypermedia database manager, and a rich assortment of user interface objects. With its unique action editor, you can quickly build applications that freely mix graphics, animation, text, sound and music. Fantastic value for the price! T5050 The Ultimate Animator's Bundle for LightWave Cmmon Tboh 40W &'¦ .Wet-. 0 tc.txc lotion •.f-vJiii*. P-.vl 3D pn! ;yjcr- 2. .vj *j Workshop
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55. 00 SASC6.5 .245.00 MaxFAX 14.4 (Micro R&D) 259.00 Includes FAX software! Supra Modem 2400 (Supra) 75.00 SupraFAX Modem 14.4 (Supra) ..219.00 Receive a FREE Safe Harbor BBS 6-month membership with every 14.4 modem you purchase. Safe Harbor BBS features 16 lines, thousands of Amiga PD files, conferencing, extensive messages, and on-fine games. BBS 14.4 Phone Line is 414-548-8155. Scala MultiMedia 300 .399.00 Scenery Animator 4.0 ...59.99 Super DJC If 33.99 .SuperBase Professional 4..185.00 Super Jam 1.1 ..88.99 Tape Worm FS ...81.00 Tax Break ....49.99 Time Tracker ......48.99 Toaster Software 3.1 ..495.00 Toaster F X ......120.00 Toaster Handler ...149.00 Toaster-NET ....269.00 Toaster Toolkit 4000 ...115.00 Too Many Fonts .46.99 TypeSmith 2.0 ... 125.00 Vista Pro 3.0 ......59.99 VistaLite .....42.99 Wave Maker .....120.00 WaveWriter .75.00 HfoKDWAwi 1x32 4-Meg Module ..Calf 1202 Board 16MHz OK 149.00 Accelerator, Twelve Guage..519.0G W 68882 ....659.00 AD 516 ...1209.00 HGVPl 1 GREAT VAUEY PROOUCTS A4008-HC8+0 0 ....155.00 A4008-HC8+0 120 335.00 A40Q8-HC8+0 170 389.00 G-Force 68040 Accelerators 33MHZ 33 4M8 1139.00 33MHZ 33 4MB 12Q Call 33MHZ 33 4MB 245 Call 33MHZ 33 4MB 345 -...Call A1230-40 00 4 ......515.00 A1230-50 00 4 ......729.00 | A1291 SCSI Option......115.00 A1200 SCSI Kit 60.00 Memory Upgrade 4MB Call inemorph ...69.00 SS8+ Sound Digitizer...90.00 EGSSL 1MB ...445.00 EGSLC 2MB ...525.00 Fast ROM .....45.00 G*Lock Genlock 389.00 1V24-NTSC ...1049.00 Image F X 1.5 .219.00 Image F X Upgrade .40.00 I O Extender Board 129.00 Phone Pak 2.0 309.00 TBC+ ...839.00 TBC+ W SMPTE 930.00 Agnus Chip Puller ..10.00 AirUnk 3.0 ..95.00 Boing! Mouse ....75.00 Black Burst Generator 269.00 Controller, DataFlyer SX 25 .105.00 DCTV .285.00 Drive, Iomega Int .505.00 Drive, Iomega Ext 580.00 Iomega Cartridge 99.00 Drive, Syquest 105 Bare ....395.00 Drive, Syquest 105 Ext 515.00 Cartridge 105 ..69.00 Floppy Drive, Alfa Data 75.00 Floppy Drive, High Density Ext.160.00 Game Port Adaptor 19.99 HD, Micropolis 1 GIG 899.00 HD, Micropolis 1.7 GIG....1225.00 HD, Seagate 9100A .....225.00 HD, Seagate 9145AG 299.00 HD, Seagate 9190AG 399.00 HD, Seagate 3655A .....699.00 HD, Quantum 170 IPS 205.00 HD, Quantum 270 LPS 245.00 HD, Quantum 540 LPS 515.00 HD, Quantum 1080S 1 GIG..925.00 HD, Quantum 1225S 1.2 GIG .1069.00 HD, Quantum 1.8GIG......1239.00 l-Card Ethernet 289.00 Joystick Adaptor, Analog ....13,99 Joystick, Ergo ....20.00 Joystick, SpeedKing ......19.00 Kitchen Sync ..1295.00 MegaChip 2000 w Agnus..195.00 Megalosound .....55.00 HHRotntics Sportster 14.4 W FAX Option..179.00 Courier 19.2 V.32 terbo Ext .421.00 Courier V32terbo FAX 535.00 Mouse Game Pad ..25.00 Mouse Joystick Switch .29.00 MultiStart ti 26.00 MultiFace ....85.00 One-Stop Music Shop .579.00 OpalVision ... 395.00 Personal Anim Recorder..1599.00 Personal Component Adapt..399.00 Personal SFC ...369.00 Personal V Scope 729.00 Picasso II ..459.00 Piccolo DKB .....589.00 Printer, Primera ...759.00 Retina 2MB ......499,00 Retina 4MB ......575.00 SCSI Controller 2000 ..125.00 Safe Skins ...18.00 Smart Port W Fighter Duel ..55.99 Speakers, Koss 26.00 SuperGen SX ...685.00 Sync Strainer .....45.00 TBC IV ......845.00 Tape Drive, Connor 250.....359.00 Trackball, AMTrac .69.99 VID112 RT ......419.00 VIDI 24 RT 625.00 Video Slot Box ......Calf WaveLink ....99.00 HELP KEY (5 difficult to stump Tim “the scan man” Walsh when it comes to questions about scanners, printers, or monitors. Pan or Scan?
Q. I need to digitize a large number of photographs, ranging from wallet-size 2x3 inches to full-size 8x10 inches. Fm t tying to choose between an industrial, 3-chip, 700- line video camera coupled with the OpalVision framegrabber device or a Sharp JX- 610 flatbed scanner. The cost of the two systems is similar, and I could use the camera’s macro zoom lens to frame the photograph. Which is a better investment? Gordon Enns Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
A. Video cameras have been successfully used by many professionals and hobbyists over the years in conjunction with various digitizers to produce a variety of computer graphics. If this becomes an on-going project, consider the time factor (it’s a slow process) and who’s going to view or use the finished product. A camcorder digitizer combination is a suitable substitute for a scanner if you’re going to digitize the photos for use in a community newsletter, a school paper, or some other non-discriminating audience. However, preparing photographs for business or professional publishing on a regular basis easily justifies purchasing a scanner. I fancy myself a scanner enthusiast of sorts, and find the art one of the most intriguing and rewarding uses for a computer. Moreover, Amigas are particularly adept at moving the signals faster than most Pcs and Macs, making them ideal candidates for scanning. A wide variety of reasonably priced units that range from 300 to 2400 dpi (dots-per-inch) resolution makes shopping easy. For professional scanning, some preparation is in order. Foremost is the scanner itself, followed by lots of RAM (the A3000 system 1 use for scanning has 82MB fast RAM, which occasionally proves inadequate for large, 24-bit hires scans). You’ll also need the necessary software to control the scanner. By Tim Walsh ASDG makes a range of scanner- controlling software, including a JX “loader” for Art Department Professional, which is actually a full-featured driver for Sharp scanners. Image- processing software is also needed for manipulating, cropping, and converting scanned images. Add to the list a 24-bit graphics card or an A4000 to accurately display your scans. Finally, there’s the necessary IEEE-488 cable and an additional GPIB (General Purpose Instrument Bus) card, which is needed for use with Sharp scanners, such as the JN-610. With all the pieces in place, you’ll be able to scan in images that match the quality of the “photographs” found in the pages ofiAmiga World, some of which are images we produce with a Sharp JX-series scanner and most of the items listed above. Color Me KX
Q. I purchased a Panasonic KX-P2123 dot-matrix printer equipped with a color kit at an attractive price. The accompanying printer software is PC-specific, and not what I need for my Amiga. Consequently, the printer works fine in monochrome mode, but doesn’t produce any color output. My dealer says any EpsonQ printer driver should work, but none did. Fm frustrated because I can’t ajford to buy a better color printer, but I want to print DeluxePaint images. Jack R. Levey Chicago, Illinois
A. Sounds like you’re a candidate for PanaPref 1.1, a littlc-publicized utility that gives owners of newer Panasonic printers full control over all features of their dot-matrix color printers. Written by Wolf Faust, the author of the commercial program Printer Studio (MacroSystemUS), PanaPref is a powerful se( of programs that gives von a couple of Workbench control panels designed specifically for setting olors, and even color modes, l color separati The freely d cult to locate, « available solelv Amiga User foi account, or km the file resides filename PAN 5 extension dene Masher file, wh DMS decompre. Floppy disk to de utable file is dilfi- s of this writing, is CompuServe in the f you have an neone who does, irary 10 under the MS. The .DMS e file is a Disk eans you’ll need a tility and a blank ress the file. MoNITOjk
Q. cuirently own a At. Scan multisync monitor wit* BNC, TIL and analog RGB It works fine with my A500. Vhe> ed to my A1200, however, moving vt lines appear in the advanced modes, sue, Productivity, DBLNTSC, and so on. Can i use a Super- VGA monitor, or should I gel a standard VGA monitor? Andreas R, Sheriff US Navy
A. When I experimented with the A1200 and an S-VGA monitor about a year ago, I was mildly surprised at how well the colors and resolution appeared. While I primarily use the “DBLNTSC- no flicker” mode on AGA computers, I vaguely recall that several other modes didn’t display too well, if at all. A freely distributable remedy called MON ED by Raul A. Sobon was released late in ’93. This Workbench- based program is easy to use you edit the monitor drivers that reside in your AmigaDOS 3.0 DevsrMonitors drawer using a series of sliders on a Workbench interface. Available on most networks, MON ED is a must-have for anyone interested in using PC-type monitors with their AGA machines, ¦ If you’re having problems with your Amiga, write to Help Key, cjo AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil, 03458. Have been the official Public Domain Library of all the best ga magazines Find oul why these magazines choose us1 1 first two letters on each d-sk md cate the orientation of the i: WB general interest2 most programs can bo run Irom workbench, Fdp games and entertainment VO are video ited programs utilities and DD advanced--requues thor- h knowledge ol AmigaDOS CLL Thanks to our extensive enal at anti-virus software. ALL of our software is guar an 1 virus free' Best Seller! WB141ABCD: Amiga Verse Search The Authorized 1611 King James Bible onfine! Complete cross-referencing to all words is included. Runs on all Amgas with 1MB of RAM and 2 drives. Requires WB1.3+. Newest Disks WBI40: Mr. Backup A powerful hard drive backup utility with lull tape-drive support. Forma ly commercial* Reg W32* WB139: MIDI Performance Manager Utility lo manage a MIDI synthesizer and othot MIDI equipment Requites WB 2. WB138: 3.0 Extras M2 - Another disk chocked lull of utilities to unleash iho power ol Workbench 3 0 and AGA" WBI37: The Arcx* Guide ¦ Ful AmignGtnde (ine | document io teach you Arexx'f! Tip-Mtod wilh easy x referencing' WB136: Terminus WB2.0* Modem Terminal program fell featured scripts scieenmodes, overscan etc WB135: 3.0 Extras *1 13* utilities for WB 3 O Several nxjsl- haves for getting the most out of your new graphics modes' WB134: 3.0 AGA Blanker ¦ BlrzBtenker (or WB3 0* 14 dit- fetent blankets to really show oft your AGA machine! WB133: Panasonic Studio • Special printer Preferences editor and driver system lor all Panasonic 9 A 24-pin printers WB132: Canon Studio Version 2 Special printer Preferences editor and drivers for BJC 600. B00 4 880, IBP. Al. A2, BJC eCO BJ 5, 10 20. 200. 230, 300, 130 FD93: MegaBall AGA - This is Iho one you've been waiting tor1 Upoaied to knock your socks oft' THE best p d game for the Amiga. Req s WB2* £ 1WB RAM Show oft that AGA' FD92: Blast'em ¦ contains Scorched Tanks-a lank battle witn tutunstc weapons defenses & 'g'eaf graphics Gaiactoid is a Galaxian Space Invaders game completely Amiga-tized FD91: Popeye - A clone o' Ihe original C-64 classic-Amiga style wilh enhanced graphics Requires 1MB chip RAM tor PAL mode FD90: Conquest A Dominion * Conquer the known world and maintain dominion over it--a micocosm of economic survival FDB9; Kastfe Kumquat • A thoroughly oniortaming and challenging maze adventure game Great soundtrack and graphics Reqs 1MB Chip RAM = for PAL mode), FD88: AmyBouldetdash a ciono ol tho original classic., extremely well done com,plots witn level editor, 2 complete sets of levels and a level editor. Requires Workbench 2*. FD87: OXYD- A commercial quality game -similar to Ma'ble Madness in nany ways, but allows two computers lo link A play together see how many of the 200 landscapes you can complete wthout having lo get me hint book' FDB6: Uchess: The strongest playing Chess program avail- abie for the Amiga period Req, 68030*. Workbench2+. 4MB RAM or mote Supports AGA (req 8MB') DD92: Developer Conrans the official Commodore develop ers kits tor the ArmgaGu.de and Commodore Install Utilities a must have for all serous developers Fun Disks FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chock lull of games mctud ng. Checkers. Ctus. Gold ¦ A new slide Iho piecos puzzle Jeopard
- An emanced version of Risk RjshHour ¦ Surpnsmgiy addicting, and SpacoWar ¦ Best described as a cross between Com ba’-Tanks ana aster Pcs FD7: Pacman - This disk contains several pacman type games including; PacManfl?. MazeMan and Zon*. FD10: HackLile - A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic. This is the 2nd release of this game Gteat graphic interface. Pfay time several weeks! FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps • The besi Las Vegas Craps simulation every written tor any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty- One. Video Poker and more. FD12AB: Star Trek, Tho Game • This 15 by tar tho bust Star Trek game ever written tor any computer. It features mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound alfecls and great game play Counts as 2 disks Req. 1Mb and iwo drives (or hd). FD13; Board Games - contains Monopoly. Dominoes, Paranoids, and others.
- Not one. But TWO IBM emulators that will The running ol MS-DOS software w fh Amiga programs !U Comes compfeto with p'ograms to turn your Amiga floppy dmres into 720K IBM compatible drives Also, check out our PC-Task emulator on our DovWare Video peg*! FD17: Educational Games ¦ This disk includes several gamer, ter youngsters including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel of Fortune FD20: Tactical Games - MechForce; A game that simulates combat between two or more giant robots Simple words can't begin to give you The feel of piloting a 30 - 40 toot tail, lire breathirc, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every wtxm FD27: Arcade Games - This disk is loaded with some great games includes. Raoeorama a great raong car game with ten different courses MintBlasl a helicopter gunshrp type clone. Shark m the same class as froggtr. And Sbreakoui tne original breakout with more FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Cont’ol a good ATC simulation, Black Jack Lab ¦ a lull featured set ol card games. ChessTet ¦ play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with This game and a modem, labyrinth - a wall done text adventure game (like an infocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game. FD32: Right Simulator - An inst'ument simulator for a DC 10 FD33: Arcade Games ¦ Flreddy a Mario Brothers typo ol game, Gerbils a target practice game. Pipeline a German interpretation of P-pe Dreams. Tron a light cycles version, and Turn the page and see DevWare Video for order info, or Order Toll-Free (800) 879-0759! $ 3*95* ea* 20-29 Disks
* *SPECfAL3 Order 15 disks and receive a complimentary copy of Antf*Virus (a S20 value) AND pick any 3 disks of your choice! Rving the Amiga community since 1985 'ublic Domain Library GUARANTEE - We believe so strongly tn our product that we offer a full lifetime, com-1 plete satisfaction guarantee. No questions! Asked. Wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist FD38: Games Cnbbage Master - A great cabbage game ana tutot. Spades - a well done card came. ChineseCheckers - A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puZ2to game and construction set WB105AB: Workbench 2+ Extras 2 This sat contains the programs that should have bean includod with WB2*. These powerful utilities taka lull advantage ol the many new capabilities that are available in Workbench 2* Includes: Tool Manager a wonderful utility to add programs to your TOOL menu. Virus Protection ¦ Degrader Icon - Enhances Workbench's ’Show Air ID display over 40 distinct icons for different types of Fries Bitmap Font Edficr. Screen Blankets - ala Iractais and splmers and swarming bees' Requester Enhancers and CPUBlit Two disk. Set. Counts as two, FD39AAB; Star Trek. The New Generation - This is a completely different version of Star Trek than that tound on FD12 This one was created by the German author Tobias Excellent"! Counts as two disks RequuOt 512K FD50: Submarine Game Scalane© one and a hall years m The making, this iS an outstanding submarine tact cat game Commercial quality, h-ghly recommended FD57: Arcade Games ¦ Includes 2 Truly commercial quality games, MegaBaH an Arkanote-tsn game, features 5 musical scores and addicting gaznepiay. Gravity Attack is a psychadel- lic trip through several different wcrfds each different FD59: Game Potpourri Xenon III is an almost exact ciono of the commercial game ot the same name a great shoo ten-up Crossword will take lists ot words & automatically generate word-search puzzles for any Epson compatible printer FD60: Games - In Nebula, race ovet a 3d world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon; a great Dr Mario clone Enigma: is n a game or puzzie? FD61: Games - Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions Kiide: an interesting piece of eye candy. Extreme Violence; 2 player kill or be killed game YATC: A Tetris clone with Artifiral Intelligence. Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds. FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War II gunner simulation, Req 1 mega&yle of memory. FD67: Arcade - Includes Llamatron a well-done Robotron clone, Hate >s a 'terrific* Zaxxort clone with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling ..a 101 FD69: MlndGamoa - Had enough ol sfioot-om up games'’ Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mind instead ot your wrist. FD73: Arcade Series - Intruder Afert! Is a MULTl-level "Berserk" clone. Fealures smooth gameptay. Great graphics A digitized sound fix. FD74: Arcade Series - RingWar is an "Oufer Limits" done with vectorized graphics MotherLode Is a "Lode Runner' clone wilh 50 levels! In BlitzTanks. They're commg at you Irom all directions" Call in air strikes and use your heavy artillery to survive' FD75: Arcade Series - Descender is a done of the classic arcade game "Tempest"; complete with vectorized graphics Tanx «s the classic battle of trajectories 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=ral Agnus) FQ77; Arcade Series - Ga1aga'S2 is a done ol the arcade game with seveal gameplay enhancements-with smoocoth sharp graphics ifs better than the original Pharaohs Curse is a clone of the original C64 classic Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version ot the Avalon Hill board game-conquer or bo conquered1 The AmigaWorld "Best-Of" Set FD85ABCD: AmlgaWorid's Beat - These lour disks contain the hottest pd games of =92! Includes Mother Lode. Moria. Minefield, Poing, intruder Alert, Deluxe Pacfctsn Rocky and Super Artillery ,'see Dec. 92 AfmgaWorld) Foui disk set coo ms as three. FD81: SuperGames - Some of fri©best gimos-Donkey Kong is better than the original with an extra level* Frantic Freddie and TrailBlazer are both last-paced arcade games Mad Bomber is the classic game ol "Kaboorn" redone with an Amiga Hare. All of these games are excellent' FD82; Intrepid - tn 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 orlginai- 20+ mazes, special "power-ups’ with oustandmg graphics ThinkAmania 15 the classic game of concentration--with beauti fully drawn HiRes images Workbench Disks WB4:Tclecommunlcation • This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs; Access 1.42, Comm 1.34 4 Handshake 2rt2a See also WB102 & WB115 WB5: Fonts S1- 35 bitmap fonts. Also included are live PagoStream fonts.and ShcwFont - a font display program WB6: Fonts 2 - ShowFont allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font, includes large AmigaDcs system fonts (many gp to 56pts! WB7: Clip Art This disk is loaded with black and white clip art Art includes trees, watches, too!?, US and State maps, and more WB9: Icons ¦ Truly a multitude of various Typos and kinds Also includes iconMfester IconLap. And others great utilities to help generate icons WB12: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities tor everything including making Disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing and all sorts ot fife manipulation A must have! WB13A0: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivors (including HP LaserJet 3 A 4l). Also includes a printer- driver generator. Two disk sol counts as two WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet a database, a pro)ect tlme management program and financial analysis (stocks) WbtB: Word Text Processors ¦ This disk contains the best editors. Includes,TextPius (v2.2e) a full featured word processor, Dmo(y1 35) a great programmers editor with strong macro features.Tex ED(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB22: Fonts 3 - Several more great tents. These, like the other lont disks work groat with Dpamt and WYSIWYG word processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot, a 3-D mathematical function plotter Can plot any usor defined (unction BezSurtZ - produce awesome pictuus of objects one could torn on a lathe Can also map IFF mage tiles onto any surface that it can draw Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen - makes a virtual screen anywhere WB25:Educatlonal Or this disk are two programs that can generate maps p! Differing types, World Dala Base uses the CIA s data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a groat demonstration of Albert Einstein General Tieoryol Relativity WB27; Nagel * 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women WB33:Circul! Board Design - several ferrite routines lor the electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool. LogicLab circuit logic tester and Mead (1.26) a well done now releaso o! This PD CAD program now comes with predrawn common circuit components lor insertion into schematics WB35: 3D Graphics - Tms disk contains 3Fonts - Full vector lont set lor use with 3d programs FontMakei - make 3d fonts Irom any system lont, Make3DShapo - create 3d shapes from any image DumptolFF create 3d animations preserves pal let. World3d a demo 0! A Iront end for use with DKBRenrier WB36: Graphics On fh 6 disk are several programs 10 create stunning graphical imager, including Mpath ¦ creates swirling galaxy images Roses produce an unlimited numtser ol vana lions ot images Ifi.it a symmetrically similar 1o a rose SimGen display those spectacular images as pan of your workbench and RayShade a very good rayfracrng program create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one1 WB37-. Educational Educational games and puzzles that cover math geography spelling, and books Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics Plotxy is a powerful tu'l tea tored plotting package Used by many colleges and universities Highly recommended Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program very ful featured Tessotator a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M C Ecsher type pictures WB41: Music MED an incredibly well done, full featured music ed tor Create your own stunning music directly on your tne Amga Similar to SoandTracker but better. Very powerful easy to use program Version 3.20-compatible with WS2 - WB43: Business • Thts disk contains AnalyfiCalc ¦ probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga A full featured spreadsheet with many features expected m a com memo! Package Req f 2 MB Special Product •NewRelease!! QT3: The A64 Package Version 3 - A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. 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Audio is an aspect of video production that deserves serious consideration. Several elements are necessary for a good audio system (see the diagram, next page). Just connecting the sound outputs from your player VTR directly into die sound inputs of your edit deck may save you money, but it will also produce cheap-sounding audio. To get good results you must put together a well-balanced system, where each com- ponent does its job well. This need not cost a fortune; good audio gear has come down in price recently. This month and next, well discuss how to put together a sound system that will give your productions an edge over the competition's. The professional-level equipment mentioned is available through pro-video and -audio dealers. Audio Monitors The biggest audio-related mistake I see in post-production suites is improper speaker use. Speakers are an extremely important part of the audio chain. They are to sound what TV monitors are to video. If you use bad video monitors, your image will look lousy, 110 matter how good your VTRs are. Likewise, using bad speakers not only causes your audio to sound crummy, but the result will also lead you to make improper adjustments. Unfortunately, the use of home speakers in the video suite is fairly common. Home speakers are usually designed to make your system sound good by emphasizing certain frequencies, especially the low ones that we know as bass. If you use such speakers, you will tend to compensate for the excessive bass by toning down the low frequencies. The result will not sound good on a regular TV set as the bass level will be too low. Some expensive, high-quality home speakers have a very flat frequency response; that is, they don’t emphasize any particular frequency. But even these are not appropriate. You need studio monitors speakers specifically designed for recording studios. Studio monitors, like their video counterparts, try to render the sound exactly as it is, with no artificial colors or flavors. They serve as excellent references for adjusting audio. You can buy great studio monitors from professional companies such as J BL, Yamaha, and Electro-Voice. They come is several sizes and can cost as much as edit VTRs. But you don’t need the most expensive ones for video production. Small to medium-size studio monitors will do fine, and a nice pair costs around $ 400. (Bear in mind that you probably would not hesitate to pay that much for a good video monitor!) The Amplifier For the same reason you should avoid home speakers, using a household receiver as your studio amplifier is a no- no. Look for professional amplifiers that sound natural and do not emphasize some frequencies more than others. The beauty of professional amplification gear is that you get a lot more for your money than you do with home equipment. Several home stereo systems actually use the same chips as AM radios, portable Tvs, and inexpensive car stereos in order to save money for fancy displays. Manufacturers of professional amps, on the other hand, put money into what matters quality components. A home stereo rated at 100 watts, for example, typically starts distorting sound after you set the volume control past the center position. Therefore, you are not getting all the power you were sold on. Pro amps offer very little distortion and you can usually crank the volume level almost all the way to the end. So, don’t be surprised if a 60-watt professional amp sounds louder and better than a 200- watt home receiver. Professional amps are not much more expensive than their home counterparts. Basically, all you need is an integrated amp, that is, one that has a pre-amplifier and a power-amplifier in a single unit. Or you can opt to buy separate units. A well-designed 20- watts-per-channel unit may be all you need. 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Through your "Last Word” column, Amiga owners are able to express their views, which hopefully can reach the ivory tower of Amiga executives. I also find Amiga World an excellent source of information to keep me posted on what is happening. You showcase the people who are responsible for the ongoing success of the Amiga, the programmers and developers. The articles cover just about every interest. Philip Wayner Euclid, Ohio Hams for Amigas There are many people using Amigas every day who don't play games, draw pictures, or create music videos. They’re into productivity of a different nature, namely, using the Amiga for amateur radio. The Amiga is used as a terminal connected to a TNG (terminal node controller), which is a programmable modem connected to the radio. Over the amateur radio f requencies a variety of digital signals can be sent out. The type being used today are on Internet, known as TCPIP and Amiga NOS. There are many protocols weather fax, full-color SSTV (slow scan TV), VGA color packets and functions such as accessing the satellites, moon bounce communication, AX-25 packet, networking and file transfer. Through all of these activities, the Amiga acts as the controller. Lew Kuhn Huron, OH Way to Go! Here in the UK, the CD32 is the hottest thing since sliced bread, with major retailers stocking the machine in hundreds of stores, Ive observed that there are about 30 titles out already. But the surprise of the decade came when I found The Labyrinth of Time r by Electronic Arts. I was shocked, since none of the magazines had previewed it, and I bought it to add to my collection of Cl)32 titles. Please pass my congrats to the Big C for the CD32 and especially to Electronic Arts for the incredible show of support for the CD32. Luis Reich President, Amiga Users Group IL lF Alconbu ry. UK Eds. Note: The Labyrinth of Time was a featured game review in the Sept. 93 issue (see ”Game Preserve,”p. 76). We can ...in the UK, the CD32 is the hottest thing since sliced bread, with major retailers stocking the machine in hundreds of stores. Understand the confusion, however, because at that time the tentative title was simply “The Ixihyrinth. ” AI present, it is only available hi the US as an import from the UK division of Electronic Arts. A Head Start Your new HeadSHead column is an excellent idea, and you should give a raise to whomever thought that one up. Direct comparisons between leading programs stiffen the competition and better products are the result. Don’t make it occasional, though. You have 12 issues a year, so compare word processors, desktop publishing, 2-D paint and 3-D rendering on stock .Amigas and add-on boards, BBS programs, telecommunications, databases, spreadsheets, and anything else you can think of. By the time the next year rolls around, it will be time to start reviewing all those areas all over again. Todd Putnam Travis A Eli, CA In regard to your Head2Head review (Jan. *94) comparing Pro Write and Final Copy, it’s hard [to imagine that] any Amiga word processor [could) beat ProWrite (on a 68030+ machine). [In ProWrite] you can actually see the words on the screen. In the available keyboard-controlled cursor movement, document perusal, mouse or keyboard editing functions, ProWrite is very last, very thoughfully laid out, stable, and flexible. Plus, you can use any old printer (including dot matrix) and its resident fonts to print the results handsomely. What’s so great about having to print every single letter of every word graphically (which is what Final Copy does)? I don’t get it. Joseph K. Crabola Santa Ee, NM Get Down to Business Recently I noticed that there are a few new business-related programs such as Invoice It!, Address It!, dataTAX ’93, and others in some ads in your magazine. Criuldn ’ t Amiga World get off the games graphics shell and review these productivity programs, which nobody knows about but are usually looking for? For this reason, people are losing out on a great machine with the capabilities to blow away competitors. Brian Wright Snohomish, WA Eds. Note: See May '93, p. 26, for a review of Address-It! And Oct '93, p. 62, for one of Invoice-It!; both from legendary Design Technologies. Also, check out next month's review of the Sbase 4 line from Oxxi. ¦ The Next Wave of Video Tools ' % ¦, JF jf for your Toaster System i Kll HJKl'" Beyond AGA Graphics to True 24 bit ¦Workstation Graphics on your Amiga Toaster The Reti i ayKiSapti resolution 'a nd 24b?t VtTsWC Toaster applicatfens. Noy jrj] resolution 24bH Pro or XiPointot o fPOTg model, design and pfflBHffW on single or multj any AmigaOS compff Wjtil Non-Tnterlaced and be astonished at the yiriety Non-I nterlaced, or gretro fm may be launched on their o Upgrade available for current Retina owners! The Best has just gotten better! Full 32bit Zorro III, Higher Resolutions, The Fastest Yet! In an A3000 or A4000 the Retina n is unbeatable for use with TVPaint and Rendering software. Built-in Video Encoder with Composite and S-Video Outputs. 1280x1024 24bit Res. TVPaint 2.0 Professional™ The State of the Art in 32 bit Painting for the Amiga. TVPainl is the fastest 32 bit Paint Package available for the Amiga. Pr- “ Some of TVPaintsfeatures: Automatic Antialiasing on drawing tools, l*P (7a Powerful Airbrush tools, Density control on tools. Full Undo Redo, Oft-Jl j Spare Swap screens. Convolution Effects, Definable Magnification ~ ~ Window, Custom Masks, Pressure Sensitive Tablet support. Full CLT. Retina Version - Suggested List .A ..a*.$ 449.95 - j V Cucle 199 oil Reader Seivice card idr- Circle 199 00 Reader Service card ¦¦¦ 16bit 48KHz Audio I 1 Digitizer - 3 Stereo A lv V CiL(l JL Inputs with Mixer The Toccata is a full 16bit audio digitizer with 3 Stereo inputs, 1 Mic input and 1 Stereo output. The Toccata will work in any Zorroll or ZorrofN slot. The Toccata can digitize at up to 48KHz in 16bit direct to hard disk. Special features are an onboard mixer and optional ADPCM compression. The ADPCM compression allows digitizing at 32KHz directly to a floppy disk and playback from floppy. Playback from HardDisk can be up to 16 channels in 16bit. The Toccata can also be used with the Vlab IFR to digitize the oudio for a video sequence. Simultaneous abT Cx Digitize 30fps Video from Video Tape or Laser Disk For the first time building lengthy digital video segments no longer requires expensive and slow frame by frame digitizing. Using a revolutionary new concept, MacroSystem has provided o new Interleaved Frame Recording Rfc°r1 d°nd Pla>'Jback from H°r.dDr*X*-The T°cca,a con;es wi'h a ‘P?™1 vers!on feature (VLab dnd Vlab V C) Of 5EKD s award-wmmng audio editing software package, Samplitude. Interleaved Frome Recording or IFR basically allows the Vlab to digitize full Technical Specifications: Circle 56 on Reader Service card _ J! 1__ Inl.l. I _I.! _,li ___-1 iLa * 3 Stereo (6 Channels) Inputs 1 MicroPhone Input 1 Stereo (2 Channels) Output On board mixer Record and Playback Simultaneously Reads Audio SMPTE Time Code 64 Times Oversampling 16 different sampling rates Vlab control windows allow you to keep multiple 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, Chromanaee controls. Includes ADPro and ImageFX Loader modules. Supported by the Nudeas Personal SFC. 84888 Lynnaoct, Suite IOI Knvir Ml 4837-4 1313J 347-6866 Pliune 1313) 347-6643 Fox OpalVision. Retina, Vlab and TVPaint are trademarks of MacroSystemUS. The VldeoToaster and LightWave 3D are trademarks of NewTek, Inc. ADPro is a registered trademark of ASDG, Inc. 24bit depth 51 Images and 24bit Animations directly on the Workbench screen! The Retina with TVPaint 2.0 Pro Is Recommended by NewTek for use with the Video Toaster System. Circle 157 on Reader Service card T 1 . 30f ps digital video sequences to HardDisk by making multiple passes of the recorded video. The Vlab digitizes the frames directly to HardDisk as sequentially numbered frames. Cucle 73 on Reader Service card Hardware Features: from MacroSystemUS is the high- rfpr l mfessiond Amiga Video hf) = et[na,y oti cany pu render high TVPamt 2.0 you can interactively j jPfPlfng entire objects and pages mgm Mas the ability to display Tmnin resolutions up to 1280x1024 g S idced. Professional users will; of 24b5t resolutions, up to 800x600 hi 024x768 Interlaced. Applications vi Cusfbnr Amiga screen or on the Workbench screen allowihg thfe user full choice in configuring their working environment! Tifie Retina is a lull featured AGA chipset emulator ustpg Workbench 2.1 * That's not all, the Retina can also
• Frame grab in 1 30th sec. Or Field grab in l 60th sec.
• Digitize 30fps Video using IFR
• Digitizes full frome full color - NTSC or PAL signals.
• Save frames as YUV, IFF24, AGA
• Vlab Y C -1 Y C & 2 Composite inputs.
• Vlab &VLab 1200 - 2 Composite inputs.
• Time Base Corrector not required.
• Compatible with the Video Toaster, Features
• 15 - 8QKH1 Hor. Freq. And 50 -11GHz Verli. Frcq.
• 800x600 24bit Displays ia either Non-Interlaced or Interlaced resolutions. 1024x768 Interlaced 24bit.
• Programmable Resolutions up to 2400x1200 - 1152x862 in 24bit
• Uses 2 to 4 Megabytes, user-upgradable.
• 4MB allows large 24bi1 screens (or complex Graphics.
• Includes 8, 16 and 24bil animation software.
• High Speed 32bil Bus to Video Memory running at 60MHz.
• Hardware drawing assist Functions to accelerate GUI Operations - 64bit data latch and BIT structure.
• Display 24bit Images or Animations on a 24bit depth Workbench Screen.
• Independent program resolution assignments!
• Compatible with the Video Toaster, OpalVision and the Vlab Real-Time Video Digitizer.
• Requires AmigaDos 2.0 or greater. Circle 193 on Readei Service card
• Full one Yeor warranty.
• Optional External Video Encoder with Composifeand S-Videa outputs available for the Retina.
• 1084 Composite Sync Adaptor available for the Retina. Circle 56 on Readei Service card
* Frequency Response 10Hz to 20KHz
* 90db Signal to noise ratio
* Dual 16bit delta-sigma A D converters
* Dual 16bif delta-sigma D A converters Suggested List Price ..$ 599.95 ‘Adefmie‘must-have’upgrade FOR EVERY SERIOUS TOASTER USER!’ Amiga World Find Out Why! Call for your free Video Toaster 3.1 demo video. 1-800-847-6111' Software up grade for all A2000 Toasters. Available now at your local authorized Video Toaster dealer. Registeredmim if Iideo Tooster-IOOOandif) willreme ideo Toaster3.1 sefhm uukmtticalhat no charge, l UvTttiw, Tamer, iuemlmtiis (fS'wTd, ln.©NewTd. Inc. I9QI = wT = K CORPORATED Circle 37 on Reader Service card. 1 IOMEGA BERNOULLI ? THE BOX 150 INTERNAL $ 499.00 EXTERNAL $ 599.00 INCLUDES ONE CARTRIDGE ?DPS PERSONAL SERIES ? TBC ni $ 699.00 TBC IV $ 839.00 V-SCOPE $ 725.00 ANIMATION CONTROLLER $ 159900 COMPONENT ADAPTER $ 449.00 ?DIGITAL CREATIONS ? KITCHEN SYNC $ 1299.00 SUPER GEN 1000 $ 549.00 SUPER GEN 2000 $ 1195.00 ? NEWTEK ? TOASTER 4000 SCALL 2 a calendar program, Magman - a database tailored for articles and publications WB57: Animation This disk has several Demo" style animations, Including Blitter Lolly, Sun5. Vertigo, vortex, and xenomorph 3 WB62: Midi Utilities Several usetul midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and Irom several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase, display midi info, fife sequence player, and a few scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 - Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate fifes Irom your hard drive, performing fife backups. Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, and forced disk validation of corrupt disks. WB66: Icons f2 Lot's cf neat icons Also, several wonderful programs that to tet you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and into structures WB69: Music • BO minutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga WB75: Music - over TOO instruments files (.inst) and sample sound files (.ss) WB79: Home & Business Accounting • Includes Ckbacct - the most complete checkbook accounting program going, LCDCalc - this well done calculator has a very large display and operates from ihe keyboard or mouse. Mileage master - monitor your automobile mileage with this rrueage log. Grammar - a grammar checker and WorWtrme - find out what lime it is in up lo 50 global cities WD119ABCDE: Font Set Th«3 cottecton contains ever 100 lypetaces ter use with Professional Pa e PageSerfcr 3+ cr PageStreom 2.1 + Those fonts n--t! Output to any laser printer or doi-malrix printer wnri no (aggies thanks H3 oaSne fonts Very pro-looking. 5 disk set, counts as 4. WBBl: Great Applications - DataEasy a very easy to use. Database program. Don't let the ease ol use tool ycu. This is a

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