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Consumers who want value should look to a dealer who knows and understands the Amiga and its applications, offers pre- and post-sales support, training, and information updates. I speak from experience. I had to give up my Amiga dealership because the customer was not willing to pay for value and service, and I could not make a living giving away the product at a few points above cost. Customers must pay a fair price to compensate quality dealers for the hours they put in to learn about and demonstrate hardware and software. Thomas Gilligan Scotch Plains, NJ Stayin’ Ahead About two years ago, the name Amiga could be found only in Amiga-specific publications. These days, however, many PC and business magazines see the Amiga as a leader in many applications especially multimedia. No other computer can match the Amiga for combining graphics, sound, and animation. This lead is starting to disappear, however. Apple’s Macintosh can display millions of colors in high resolution, while the Amiga is limited to 4096 in lo-res or interlace. Systems such as NeXT have 16-bit, CD-quality sound, compared to our eight-bit, four- voice output. In addition, the Amiga lacks support for CD- ROMs and technologies such as Intel’s DVI (digital-video interactive system) and Phillips’ CD-I. It’s time to enhance these features to give CBM a serious image and make the Amiga the multimedia champion. Rainey W. Shelby APO New York, AT Not My Job I was not surprised to find Doug Barney whining once again about Commodore and the Amiga’s problems, and what we as consumers should do about it. (“Chief Concerns,"p. 6, Aug. ’90.) I do not feel compelled to do Commodore’s job of properly pushing the Amiga by writing such and such an organization. As .Amiga owners, we have paid good money and have put up with the hassles that come with using this machine isn’t that enough? Joseph Luppens New York, NY Send your letters to: Repartee, ArnigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 08458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ How Does New ProWrite 3.0 Differ From Other Amiga Word Processors?

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Document sans nom SPECIAL! Multimedia with AmigaVision p Galore Top 20 Amiga Games of 1990 10 PD Favorites I- Sneak Preview: IB 15 Picks for ’91 I Plus! Buyer’s Guide To Amiga Networking Photo-Compositing Hints & Tips ? Saxon Publisher ? 3D Professional ? Excellence 2.0 ? MIDI Quest... More! GraPto'c Demonstration Deluxe Paint III has 32 colors* and costs $ 149.95. CRAYONS Gxtant „„„tjn sharps® . BUItr-JN Digi-Paint 3 gives you 4096 colors and costs $ 99.95 Get the picture? Wtek Which one of the artistic tools pictured here would a child choose? The answer is obvious, the more colors the better. The choice is just as easy when it comes to Amiga paint programs. Digi-Paint 3 works in the Amiga's powerful Hold-And-Modify (HAM) mode which allows you to paint using all 4096 colors simultaneously. By comparison, Deluxe Paint 111 (by Electronic Arts) operates in less sophisticated modes, restricting you to a maximum of only 32 colors* What does this mean to your Amiga art? Simply put, the program with more colors makes the better pictures. But that's just one of the reasons Digi-Paint 3 is the ultimate paint program. Other advanced features found in Digi-Paint 3:
• 14 drawing modes including colorizing, range painting, and texture mapping
• Powerful tools including: magnify, rotate, cut-and-paste, ana variable transparency Digi-Paint 3 is a trademark of NewTek. Inc a trademark registered trademarks ol Binney & Sm.th Inc., used with permission, u of Electronic Arts. 'In some modes an additional 32 half-intensity shades are ava
• Anti-aliased fonts give sharp edges and a crisp television look
• Paint on canvases up to 1024 x 1024 with auto-scrolling
• Supports all Amiga display modes and resolutions
• Compatible with the Amiga 3000 and WorkBench 2.0 AmigaWorld magazine recently compared the leading paint programs in a head-to-head showdown. A clear winner emerged: “Digi-Paint 3 is the one to beat for speed, versatility and professional applications." After six pages of detailed evaluations they concluded with, “If you are really serious about owning only one paint program, we would have to recommend Digi-Paint 3.” Digi-Paint 3 is available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-843-8934 or 913-354-1146. Your galaxy is about to self-destruct! You have to get out before it explodes but fuel for your ship is an incredibly rare, unaffordable commodity. You need tons of it to make your escape ... an' you ain’t got it. Precious fuel can be procured only through undertaking missions for federation government and by swift and clever trading between the eight planets in your doomed galaxy. Fighting off waves of pirates, attacking police convoys and dicing with death to mine asteroid fields as you journey through space you then face colossal creatures and a horde of aliens before you get planetside. Make it to the surface and it's a manic dash on-foot to the planet’s underground complex. Only when safe inside can you trade, earn fuel and buy enhancements for your ship to give you more chance of surviving your next venture into space. From the creators of Beast and Beast II comes this awe-inspiring combination of shoot-’em-up action and trading stratagems. Featuring innovative hyperspace sections, full-screen aliens and a whole galaxy to explore: AWESOME will take you beyond the final frontier. Available now on the Amiga Amiga Screen Shots Circle 310 on Reader Service card Carthage As a Carthagian hero you must not only repel Roman invasion by successful troop strategy but also maintain your armies’ ever-waning supplies by running the gauntlet on your chariot to deliver much-needed money. Survey the detailed North African landscape and zoom in on your troops to administer strategy. Decide which of your armies needs a cash injection then grab the reins for a mind-boggling first-person-perspective 3-D chariot race to deliver the money . . . Strategy and arcade action superbly combined to give you a taste of ancient history so real you can almost smell the elephants! Available now on the Amiga Amiga Screen Shots PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 Legends tell of a time whfen fear ruled the land. A time when no man, woman or child was safe from the spread of evil. A time when a fierce Demon sent his evil minions to roam through the land and make the Kingdom his own. That time is upon us once again.. You have been summoned by the King to defend the realm, rescue the Princess, and rid the Kingdom of the evil Demon before all is lost. Your quest will lead you through caves, swamps, temples and castles before reaching your ultimate challenge.. .the Demon himself. ¦© 1990 ReadySoft Incorporated. Wrath of the Demon is a trademark of ReadySoft Incorporated Wrath of the Demon combines spectacular graphics, animation, sound and playability, featuring: 1
• 3 Megabytes of graphics data
• 600 screens of action
• 1,400 frames of animation
• over 100 monsters, some larger than half the screen
• more than 100 colors on screen
• smooth 60 frames per second, 15- level parallax scrolling for realistic 3D effect ReadySoft Incorporated, 30 Wertheim Crt, s2 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 1B9 Tel: (416)731-4175 Fax: (416) 764-8867 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11 NOVEMBER 1990 ? E Top 10 Games . 26 Join the countdown to the best 10 Amiga games of 1990 (plus consolation winners 11-20). From arcade shoot-'em-ups to role-playing adventures, they all had one thing in common: fun! Bargain Basement Gems: The Top 10 PD Games ..32 The all-time 10 best Amiga public-do- main shareware games with information on how and where to find them. Winners in the Wings? By Linda Barrett Laflamme and Lou Wallace......36 Sneak Previews of 15 potential blockbuster games due out by the end of the year. ARTICLES Go WITH THE FLOW By Lou Wallace . 40 This step-by-step AmigaVision sample project will show you how easy it is to start using Commodore’s new authoring system to build your own multimedia applications in just hours. Playing Closer to the Net By Doug Barney .48 With recent announcements from Commodore and others of Amiga networking products, it looks like some Amigas are headed for the corporate marketplace. So move your game up from the baseline and take a lesson in Amiga networking- complete with buyer’s guide. C 0 LI M S Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey .... 6 Rumor has it that AW is going to have a baby (!)..¦ details inside . . . POINTERS By Jim Butterfield .60 An old pro shows Amiga newcomers how to adapt their styles to programming in assembly language on the Amiga. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...66 If you have a predilection for the incongruous (maybe you’d like to see your boss in a Girl Scout troop photo, or your cocker spaniel leading a team of Alaskan sled dogs), Joel has some neat photocompositing tricks you’ll be sure to enjoy. Maybe that puzzling proposition ‘The Child is father of the Man” explains why so many adults, as well as children, enjoy playing computer games. If not, the Amiga’s superior graphics, animation, and sound capabilities will provide convincing second- ary argument. In any event, you 11 get no disagreement from us in this our annual Games Special! Mastering Multimedia 68 By Geoffrey Williams . This month our new multimedia column helps you match the functions you need in your presentation with the software that can deliver the goods. Repartee .... 8 Angry mail in this month’s bag. Headliners . 10 By popular demand, our new “News” column adds an extra page. . . What’s New? ... 124 . . . And with a heavy stream of Amiga new products, make that ditto! The PD Prospector By Tim Walsh ..128 More puhlic-domain nuggets for you. Help Key .. 130 The Wallace Help requester pops up with just a simple key combo: L-O-U. Last Licks .136 Advice columnist “Agnus” is back after a stint at The National Enquirer. Saxon Publisher (Saxon Industries) . Lo An ambitious new desktop-publishing program shooting for the big time. 3D Professional (Progressive Peripherals) . ..22 An imposing 3-D modeling package that delivers a mixed bag of results. MIDI QUEST (Sound Quest) .98 Universal patch editor librarian. DR. Al (Free Spirit) .102 Memory disk-drive diagnostics. Migraph Hand Scanner (Migraph) .....106 A fast, inexpensive R&W scanner with Touch-Up drawing editing software. EXCELLENCE! 2.0 (Microsystems). . . 114 Enhancements to the popular word processor. BackTalk .120 Agreeing to disagree is the only premise! GAMES CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson .76 Top tips on the latest and greatest in Amiga games. NY WARRIORS (Virgin Mastertronic) . . 76 Realistic arcade action in the Big Apple. Knights of the Crystallion (JDC) ..84 Great sound and graphics in this collection of mini-games. Operation Spruance (Parsec) 84 Lively warship simulation with a few leaks. Wings of Fury (,Broderbund) .86 WW II air-war action in the Pacific. HERO’S Quest (Sierra On-Line) . . ...88 Be your own hero if you want to. Animation Contest II WIN! Time is running out to submit your entries for inclusion in The AmigaWorld Animation Video Volume II. .An Amiga 3000, a Video Toaster, and lots of other great prizes are waiting for you on page 16. COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY ED JUDICE SWORD COURTESY OF HIGGINS ARMORY STORF. A500 RAM MEMORIES 4MB MEMORY INSIDE YOUR A500 FAT TRAPPER™ Plugs m the A500 Trapdoor. Easy access for expansion Expandable from 512K to 4MB (in 512K increments). Includes Includes banery backed lime calendar. Only S11 9ok 0 5MB Si59 1 OMB S199 1 5MB S239 2 OMB $ 279 4 OMB $ 439 X-RAM External chassis, expandable from OK to 8 MB. Low power consumption, autoconlig ITM Only $ 270qK 2 0MB $ 398 4 OMB $ 526 6 0MB $ 654 8 0MB $ 782 GENLOCK ENCODER For All Amigas INTERLOK™ NTSC S569 The Genlock that won t crash your PAL $ 749 computer during video search editing that pays meticulous attention to artist’s colors that offers professional video specs for ihe best price perlormance in The market
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Free President Croup Publisher JlM McBrIAN, Vice President Group Publisher STEPHEN C. Robbins, Vice President Group Publisher DENNIS S. CHRISTENSEN, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Bonnie WeLSH-CaRROLL, Director of Corporate Circulation &? Planning JEFFREY D. DeTray, Director of Technology Research Linda Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director DEBBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales is? Collections DOREEN Means, Systems Coordinator Debra A. Davies, Typographer Amiga World (ISSN' 0H83-239O) is an independent jour n.il nououncned siili Commodore Business Machines, Inc. AmiguWarht is published monthly by IDG Communication* Ivterbmough. Inc.. 80 Elm St., Jtnrbornugh. Ml 03458. U.S. subscription rati- ts $ 29.97. one year; $ 46.00. two years; $ 64.00. three sears. Canada $ 38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97. Foreign Surface S49.97. 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* expansion options. GVP’s Custom VLSI Chip. >3 GVP's FaaaStROM SCSI Driver. Internal RAM Expansion: Up to 8MB Internal Fan: Keeps you running cool. Dedicated Universal Input Power Supply Included. Reinforced 86-PIN Card Edge Connector Call for Special End-User Trade-Up Details! Educational pricing program now available. Series II. FAASTR0M and GVP aie trademarks ot Great Valley Products. Inc. Amiga and A500 are registered trademarks ol Commodore-Amiga. Inc GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 v For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Deafer inquiries welcome Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Consumers Circle 62 on Reader Service Card CHIEF CONCERNS Open the champagne! Have a cigar! We’re celebrating a new arrival. First of all, a word of thanks: Lou’s been a hard-core laser-disc junkie ever since lie got Amiga Vision, and a couple of months ago he was poking around looking for laser discs. He managed to pick up a disc for the original Dragon’s Lair arcade game, and soon had AmigaVision controlling its every move. Then, in planning this, our Games issue, we thought those images would work perfectly on the cover. One phone call, and we had permission to use it. So, many thanks to Sullivan Bluth Interactive Media, of Burbank, CA, successor to the Bluth Group Ltd. That did the original art and design for Dragon's Lair and Escape from Singe’s Castle. Now, have I got a surprise for you! I am turning over most of this month’s column to our acquisitions editor, Linda Barrett Laflamme, who will tell you about a soon-to-be-launched new project. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending upon your taste) my full column will return next month. Heeeere’s Linda!!
- DB Since Amiga World began, we've heard the plea, “Give us more technical information.” Since Transactors demise, your pleas have escalated to clamors. So, we agreed at the annual strategy meeting to increase our programming coverage and boost the technical level of our other articles. Then someone brought in the overflowing box of letters from new users, all begging for more rudimentary articles. It turned out to be a long meeting. But you’re going to love the results. (1 do, because I'm getting a new job.) Amiga World itself will continue on its current course, offering you the best all- around Amiga coverage. For those of you who want more hard-core programming and technical information, I’ll be heading, not merely a new section, but a whole new publication The AmigaWorld Tech Journal. I’ve recruited the top technical talent of the Amiga community to share their insights, techniques, and algorithms for C, BASIC, assembly, Modula-2, and the operating system, plus advanced video, MIDI, and speech. Want to dig deeper into the OS and even write your own libraries:' Read The AmigaWorld Tech journal. Trying to get better results from your BASIC compiler? Consult The Amiga World Tech Journal. Need to set Arexx hooks and routines in your programs? Looking for public-domain programming tools? Struggling with tinie- code or converting your cable station to the Amiga? Yup, The Tech Journal will come to your rescue. In addition to a full state of tutorials (on such topics as porting your work to
2. 0, debugging, and designing databases), each bimonthly issue will offer hot tips, news, and tools from the developers and networks, plus columns devoted to graphics programming, operating system routines and conventions, and more. Of course, I’m saving plenty of room for hardware and software reviews. Rather than do cursory looks at a multitude of products, however, the authors will delve deep into a select few, giving you detailed comparisons, benchmarks, and specs. With so much to read, when will you find the time to type in all the sample listings or download the PD utilities? Never, because there’s no need. While I'm riding herd on the articles, Mare- Anne Jarvela, our special products coordinator, will be compiling The Tech Journal's companion disks. Thanks to creative packing techniques and her trusty archiving program, each disk will feature executable code, source code, and the required libraries or includes for all the example programs in the issue- plus the recommended PD utilities, demos of new commercial tools, and any other useful surprises that will fit. No, you don’t have to fill out extra order forms or say the magic word; a disk is automatically bundled with every ; journal. The first issue will hit dealer’s shelves in March. Whether you are a developer, want to improve your programming skills, or just crave meaty information about your machine, you won’t want to miss it. As soon as the circulation department catches up with the whirlwind enthusiasm here in editorial, we’ll give you all the details on bringing The Amiga- World Tech Journal directly to your mailbox. As for my mailbox, I hope it fills up soon with more of your suggestions and requests. What would you like to learn more about from the pages of The Tech Journal} From which programmers and luminaries would you like to get tips? Have I forgotten an element you'd like to see on the disk? Reader surveys help us get started in the right direction. Continued reader input will help keep The Amiga World Tech Journal fresh and interesting, as well as authoritative and informative. So, to paraphrase Doug, “Keep clamoring!” I’11 talk to you in March. ¦
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• Mounts internal in Amiga 2000 " 5.25" drive bay or external with GVP's IMPACT XC (see photo below). IMPACT XC Hard-Disk+RAM-Card ? Educational pricing program now available. TAPESTORE. FAAASTPOW. Series H. and GVP aretrademarks of Great Vs’ley Products he. Amiga and Amiga ?000 are registered trademarks ot Conunodo»e Amig3. Inc Available on GSA schedule through SMS Data Products -.Group, Inc. GSA GSO0K-90-AGS-5242 1-800-331-1767 Ext. 5227 Consumers Circle 265 on Reader Service Card ;a)ers Cirde 36 on Reader Service Card GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or lor nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Get Packing! In his article “Pack It In!" (Aug. '90, p. 46) Graham Kinsey states that Genie polices uploads and filters out .ZIP files. He also seems to say that the Starship staff is doing this, and that people should demand that we stop. Mr. Kinsey’s statements are totally erroneous. We do not do this, never have, and probably never will. There are hundreds of .ZIP-archived files in the Starship libraries right now, and furthermore, I know of no Genie roundtable that has an anti-ZIP policy. Kinsey should have checked the validity of his claim before printing such a ludicrous statement. Rick Moyer Address unknown Name Calling I take exception to Doug Barney’s branding of Robert Morris as a jerk (“Chief Concerns,"
p. 6, Aug. ’90). You and anyone else who is going to holler about the subject should know that Morris’s program created a worm, not a virus. Viruses multiply and spread; worms do not. Further, a worm is not intended to destroy information or invade anyone's privacy, which is the sole purpose of a virus. Had Morris been successful in perpetrating his prank, nobody would have noticed it. His mistake was in not testing his program properly. .Also, had he not tried this prank, the system’s vulnerability might never have been detected. Imagine what could happen if someone entered the system undetected and injected a real virus. Robert Morris was guilty of creating chaos for a day and was punished properly. .As for the estimated millions of dollars required to remove the worm, much of that work would have had to be done anyway to “close the back door” to the network. If being a jerk is a prerequisite for being sent to the slammer, there may be a cell reserved for you. Steven Duran Albuquerque, NM What Kind of Deal? Recently, ArnigaWorld has talked a lot about the quality of dealers and what they should offer the customer. Your points are well taken and any true dealer (not box mover) would agree. The problem is that your magazine makes it difficult for responsible dealers to exist. You accept advertising from anyone, whether or not they are authorized dealers. This means that although you say one thing regarding dealers, you endorse another that is, to buy from the cheapest (not least-cost, mind you) place in town. Consumers who want value should look to a dealer who knows and understands the Amiga and its applications, offers pre- and post-sales support, training, and information updates. I speak from experience. I had to give up my Amiga dealership because the customer was not willing to pay for value and service, and I could not make a living giving away the product at a few points above cost. Customers must pay a fair price to compensate quality dealers for the hours they put in to learn about and demonstrate hardware and software. Thomas Gilligan Scotch Plains, NJ Stayin’ Ahead About two years ago, the name Amiga could be found only in Amiga-specific publications. These days, however, many PC and business magazines see the Amiga as a leader in many applications especially multimedia. No other computer can match the Amiga for combining graphics, sound, and animation. This lead is starting to disappear, however. Apple’s Macintosh can display millions of colors in high resolution, while the Amiga is limited to 4096 in lo-res or interlace. Systems such as NeXT have 16-bit, CD-quality sound, compared to our eight-bit, four- voice output. In addition, the Amiga lacks support for CD- ROMs and technologies such as Intel’s DVI (digital-video interactive system) and Phillips’ CD-I. It’s time to enhance these features to give CBM a serious image and make the Amiga the multimedia champion. Rainey W. Shelby APO New York, AT Not My Job I was not surprised to find Doug Barney whining once again about Commodore and the Amiga’s problems, and what we as consumers should do about it. (“Chief Concerns,"
p. 6, Aug. ’90.) I do not feel compelled to do Commodore’s job of properly pushing the Amiga by writing such and such an organization. As .Amiga owners, we have paid good money and have put up with the hassles that come with using this machine isn’t that enough? Joseph Luppens New York, NY Send your letters to: Repartee, ArnigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 08458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ How Does New ProWrite 3.0 Differ From Other Amiga Word Processors? You Begin To Get The Picture. Beneath Its Elegant Design Lies A Word Processing Powerhouse. Ease into the solid comfort of the ProWrite environment. Zip in your text and briskly format with intuitive menu and ruler controls. Now slip into high gear using the power of keyboard commands. Deftly cut, copy and paste on the fly, knowing the formidable l()().()()()-word spelling checker is checking ;ls you type, and the vast thesaurus is standing by with over 300,000 cross references to fine-tune your ideas. Graceful multiple columns are at your fingertips with choice of snaking or p;irallel text flow. If you Ye really into performance, vou can tackle tedious tasks with 0 the touch of an F-kcy using macros. For you power users, the AREXX port awaits you. And Pro Write’s print merge feature eagerly churns out those form letters. So Intuitive, So Responsive, You’ve Got To Experience It To Believe It. Your thoughts pour effortlessly onto the screen, then just as fluidly out to your printer, virtually unaware of anything between you and the printed page. (After all. Features Spelling checker uirti 100.000 word dictionary Spell cheek all at once or as you iype Multiple columns with snaking or parallel leu flow Thesaurus with over 300,000 cross references Prim merge Import am IB' or HIM pictures
- K rap icm around pictures ¦ J • Multiple line headers and footers wiih Tide Page option
S. 1 • Macre*. When used with AREVX Rj • AREXX port
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• Prints pnnter-rrsidenl fonts with any variety of Pica, Klfle. Condensed, and Wide fonts at die same time
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• line spacing in single, one and one half, and double
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(512) 328-6650 ProWriic is a rra Icmark of New Horizons Software. Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark td Commodore-Amiga, Inc Circle 38 on Reader Service card Forecast: Sunny (see report of Dallas SIGGRAPH conference) DALLAS, TX Riding high on the Amiga’s sudden surge in professional respectability, Commodore Business Machines rode in to Dallas Aug. 6-10 to make an impressive showing at the National Computer Graphics Association's 1990 SIGGRAPH conference. Amiga Wows Crowds At SIGGRAPH The annual event attracts up to 30,000 of the world’s foremost computer graphics professionals for a week of seminars, technical exhibits, and film and video expositions. Amidst this mind-boggling array of state-of-the-art workstations and high resolution displays, the Amiga has traditionally been cast as an also-ran. But with Commodore packing powerful A3000s, 2500 30s, Amiga UNIX, CDTV, and Amiga Vision into its booth, conference attendees were forced to take notice. The Amiga was also represented by third-party developers whose products promise to thrust the computer into the forefront of the graphics world. Impulse, for example, demonstrated its new 24- bit display card. Firecracker 24, available in two configurations that offer resolutions up to 1024 x 482. Impulse also unveiled its follow-up to the Turbo Silver 3-D modeler Imagine. Hash Enterprises demonstrated A3000 Takes Off into Space WEST CHESTER, PA-Com- modore is conquering space with a new version of the Amiga 3000. How? By shipping upgraded machines with 25 percent more harddisk storage space. Commodore, which had been equipping the A3000 with a 40- megabyte hard disk, upped the standard equipment to 50 megs in mid-August without increasing the price of the machine. “In light of the sophisticated graphics, anAnimation Journeyman, a unique 3-D product aimed at the professional market, while Walt Disney Computer Software got things moving with The Animation Studio. Amiga Wins Virginia Tech: Move Over, Mac ASDG and Active Circuits showed off their 24-bit graphics solutions for the print and video markets, emphasizing the Amiga's ability to communicate with existing graphics hardware, such as Sharp’s color scanners and Truevision’s Targa and Vista-series display cards. Elsewhere at the show, the University of Lowell demonstrated its 256-color, high-resolution display card, which, they announced. Commodore will be shipping by year's end. In its own impressive booth, Newtek continued to wow the crowds with its amazing Video Toaster. The company startled many observers by announcing its intention to bundle Alien Hastings’ new animation program, Lightwave 3D, with the SI595 Toaster at no extra charge. At SIGGRAPH, where most animation systems begin in the $ 60,000 range, attendees like to get a glimpse of the future. After this show, many believe the future is the affordable Amiga. Rick Rodriguez imation, and video applications currently available, providing users with increased storage capacities is a priority,” explained Walt Simpson, Commodore’s Director of Product Marketing. According to Simpson, Commodore has received tremendous response to the new configuration fi om both dealers and customers. In fact, initial A3000 orders have exceeded the company's forecasts.
- BGT BLACKSBURG, VA-Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has, for the last three years, required incoming com- putcr-science majors to purchase Apple’s Macintosh witIi A UX. Not any more. After seeing the power and capabilities of an Amiga 3000 running AT&T’s UNIX System
V. 4, university officials have switched allegiance. “Commodore’s UNIX passed every one of our tests,” said Dr. James Arthur, chairman of the Virginia Tech computer-science department's selection committee. “From the Amiga technology to
V. 4 delivery to the Amiga’s unbeatable price, Amiga UNIX was the dear choice lor our department. We’re also very pleased with Commodore's willingness to work closely with us to produce a so- CBM Machines Hold Government Posts RESTON, VA SMS Data Products Group, a Commodore distributor, was awarded a federal- government contract in August. “For years we’ve been sayng that Commodore’s product lines are ideal for government users,” said SMS President Bert Rosecan. SMS’s schedule includes both Amiga workstations and Commodore Intel 80286 386 Pcs. Randall Griffin, Director of the Reston-based Commodore Federal Systems Group, said that with this achievement, Commodore is beginning to strengthen its presence in the federal market. Griffin said that the Amiga is receiving a warm welcome from government agencies. The Navy and NASA in particular, he noted, appreciate the Amiga’s graphics prowess for engineering, graphics, and simulation applications.
- BGT lotion tailored to our needs.” “This is a significant win for Commodore,” boasted CBM Director of Education Howard Diamond. Virginia Tech’s purchase came during the A3000 UNIX beta-test phase, in the midst of preparations for the product’s worldwide launch. Virginia Tech chose UNIX as its operating-system standard because UNIX is a good environment in which to experiment. Also, because it is largely platform independent, it allows the exchange of information between diverse hardware systems an essential factor for computer science. UNIX V.4, which many expect to become the standard, integrates all the features of the various UNIX technologies.
- BGT The Show-me Dates The Amiga will be appearing at a number of consumer trade shows throughout November. For details on the following shows, call the numbers listed. Nov. 8-12 Amiga '90 Cologne. W. Germany 914 741-6500 Nov. 12-16 Comdex Las Vegas, NV 617 449-6600 Nov. 26-30 Video Expo Orlando Orlando, FL 914 328-9157 800 248-KIPI Nov. 30-Dec. 2 World of Commodore Amiga Toronto, Ont., Canada 416 595-5906 Nexus is a unique combination of state-of-the-art hardware and software designed to meet your current and future storage needs. The Nexus features a high performance SCSI interface, 4 megabytes of memory expansion, space for a 3.5" hard drive and the most complete storage software ever assembled The Nexus is fully compatible with Amiga 2000 and 3000 series computer systems, the PC Bridgeboard and the A-Max emulator. Easy To Install You can install Nexus in your Amiga in a matter of minutes. To make the installation completely effortless, Nexus includes intuitive configuration software. The easy to follow instructions take you step-by-step to a successful installation. 1-800 Customer Service When you need help for any reason, we are just a toll-free phone call away. When you call you will talk to a knowledgeable person who cares about you and who will go to any length to assure your satisfaction. Exclusive 5 Year Warranty Nexus is superbly engineered and uses only the finest components to give you many years of trouble free operation. We stand behind our products by offering an exclusive 5 year warranty on parts and labor. Focus On Storage Systems By focusing our development exclusively on storage systems, we deliver complete storage solutions and not just a hodgepodge of hardware components. Nexus Hardware A high degree of component integration allows the Nexus to combine a SCSI interlace, a 3.5' hard drive and 4 megabytes of memory on a single card. Mounting your 3.5' hard drive directly on the card leaves your drive bay open for future expansion. High Performance SCSI Interface Nexus uses an innovative SCSI design, giving you the vast storage of a hard disk, while simultaneously approaching the speed of a RAM disk. Imagine reading from your hard disk the equivalent of an 880,000 byte Amiga diskette in less than one second. Memory Expansion Nexus gives your application software more room to work by adding 2 or 4 megabytes of memory to your Amiga. You can add memory to the card using easy to install single in-line memory modules (SIMMs). Save a valuable expansion slot by avoiding the use of a dedicated memory card. Unlimited Storage Options Nexus lets you make the right choice for your storage needs by supporting a variety of SCSI drives including streaming tape, removable cartridge, erasable optical, DAT and CD-ROM Nexus Software Nexus is more than just a superb piece of hardware. Nexus includes the most complete storage software available for the Amiga. FlashBack Protect your valuable data by performing regular backups using our convenient FlashBack software. FlashBack lets you select files for backup using the mouse and can save files to any storage device including diskette and streaming tape. PowerBench With its intuitive user interlace, PowerBench lets you take charge of your Amiga. Click on a graphics file to see it, a sound file to play it, a text file to read it and that's only the beginning. SmartCache Intelligent caching improves performance and extends the life of your hard drive. SmartCache speeds up data access by using a specified portion of memory to store frequently used information. Spool It Any data sent to the printer is captured and saved on disk. Spoollt prints the data in the background while you continue to use your application software. DiskSurgeon Undelete a file that was accidentally deleted. Do a media analysis to locate and map out bad blocks or potentially bad blocks. Improve hard disk performance by reorganizing the disk to remove fragmentation and to make files contiguous. InstantFormat Our formatting and partitioning software sets a new standard for ease of use. With the click of a few buttons you can format any SCSI hard drive instantly. MemoryDoctor Memory diagnostic software verifies the proper operation of your expansion memory. The MemoryDoctor program uses a graphics display to show which components, if any, need to be replaced. Order Nexus Today The Nexus hardware software package is an outstanding value at a retail price of S349. Nexus is available from your local dealer or by calling 1-800-878-0010. Dealer inquiries invited. Nexus options include Sidewinder 250. HardPack 44, LaserDrive, SubSystem SCSI, Advanced Hard Drives and Advanced Accessories. A Division of Preferred Technologies, Inc. 14540 East Beltwood Parkway Dallas, Texas 75244 U.S.A. Telephone (214) 702-9191 Facsimile (214) 702-9203 Sales (800) 878-0010 Customer Service (800) 878-6006 Nexus. FlashBack, PowerBench. SmartCache, Spoilt, DiskSurgeon. InstantFormat. VemoryDoctor. SuOSyst em SCSI, SkteWinder 250. HarcPack 44. LaserDrive. Advanced Hard Drives. Advanced Accessories and Advanced Storage Systems a'e trademarks of Preferred Technologies, Inc All other product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies. Circle 5 on Reader Service card. Making It Big With CHEYENNE, WY-Trained in ihe fine arts, Dean Johnson first became interested in the computer as an artistic tool when he was exposed to the Amiga. After purchasing an A500, Johnson soon realized that for his purposes, his greatest limitation wras the lack of viable hard-copy options. Instead of buying a high- end printer or plotter, he decided to build his own. Following a crash course in robotics, Johnson began to design and assemble a robotic airbrush to run from his Amiga. One year later, he had a ‘‘printer” capable of painting Amiga images on any flat surface from a mere 16x20 inches to a gigantic 6x9 feet! Dean begins his creations using
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But instead of driving around in a camper looking for human interest stories, Commodore Electronics Ltd., a division devoted exclusively to spreading the word in developing nations, has managed to stage Commodore-only consumer shows throughout the year in Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. “We’ve been very successful,” CEL Marketing Manager Gregor)- Koler reported. He added the observation that these product-awrareness shows have sparked sales to a considerable extent. The tour showcases Amiga applications in exhibits and seminars, covering such topics as desktop publishing, video, graphic design, interactive computer training, and hyper-media. CEL is catering predominantly to private enterprises to architects for CAD applications, to artists who design fabrics, and even to medical institutions dabbling in signal processing. “The interesting thing about the Eastern bloc is that we have a whole generation that has not had an opportunity to be exposed to computers,” Koler said. From this, Commodore is building a new loyalty, he added. With the seeds CEL has planted in Eastern Europe, it plans to gradually nurture success from the ground up. J. Jackson Masters of the Airwaves TUSCON, AZ You’ll find him deep in a basement, in either of two 5 x 12-foot rooms. Is he a key character in a dungeon-escape game? No; Mike Masters is a computer-graphics specialist at TPAC, the Tuscon Public Arts Channel. He is also a self-proclaimecl cartoon fanatic and powcr-Amiga user which is fortunate, because TPAC is an all-Amiga cable station. The station started out with an A2000, sporting a 20MB hard disk and 9MB of RAM. Now there are tw-o such beasts at TPAC keeping company with a 4.5-meg A500 and a 5-meg A2500 with a 40MB hard disk. “We love our memory,” quips Mike. Since April '88, the station has used Amigas to inform the community of upcoming dance, theatre, music, gallery, and museum events. According to Masters, his mission is to add flash and color to otherwise flat, sterile images. "When I came on, I wanted to give (the station) a splashy look” he explained. His two right-hand assistants are Zuma Group’s TV* Show and Electronic Arts Deluxe- Paint III. TPAC resides at Pima Community College, w-here communications students help run the station. The students learn basic animation and titling under Mike’s supervision, What do the students think of the Amiga? “I can usually impress them very quickly,” reports the satisfied Mike. J. Jackson That’s Insurance! NEW YORK, NY-With a goal of establishing a presence in ever}' state within five years, Bowers, Schumann & Welch, one of the country's largest insurance agencies, needed help. One step toward that goal was to set up a standardized employee-training environment to quickly get new agencies up and running. It set its sights on interactive computerized training systems, and one of the firm's employees knew of Future Touch's touchscreen monitor for the Amiga, “So BS&W contacted us," beamed Ed Kalbaugh, a partner in Future Touch, Inc., a division of AMIGA Business Computers, of East Northport, NY. Because the project was so immense, AMIGA and Future Touch in turn called on Commodore for assistance. CBM responded by loaning eight systems (each comprised of an A2500 30 with a 40MB hard disk, five megs of RAM, an A2300 genlock, a Pioneer 4200 laser-disc player, and a Future Touch touch-screen monitor) and providing a beta copy of Amiga Vision, Commodore’s new, multimedia authoring software. Thus equipped, a project director, two graphics people, two Amiga- Vision programmers, and a part- time hardware specialist set to work (also using TV*Text Professional, DeluxePaint III, and Page- Render 3D) and completed the project in two months. "That's something we never could have accomplished with traditional programming,” reasoned Kalbaugh. With AmigaVision, you can easily assemble the pieces of a project that other people complete, he said. Assembling pieces of code, added Kalbaugh, is not so easy, and the overhead with code and library- maintenance is great. Another compelling reason for using AmigaVision is that, because it is so easy to use, it allows BS&W the option of updating the training program without outside help. ‘T his is the first time I have seen a company approach training from a total, corporate-w-ide perspective,” noted Kalbaugh, who also runs a management-consulting firm. “This program is geared for everyone from the boardroom to the mail room." He explained that the interface is akin to an organizational flow-chart: An employee touches a series of icons to arrive at a fiill-motion video or graphic accompanied by full-stereo sound. The system is not only helpful for- training; it also serv es as a standard reference for employees to refresh their knowledge. BS&W is currently negotiating with Commodore to purchase 1000 Amigas. “The significance of this project,” says Kalbaugh, “is that if all goes as anticipated, The Amiga will substantially penetrate a significant market." Phase 2 of BS&W’s plan is to network the machines using the existing equipment, and Phase 3 is to network the Amigas via Unix.
- BGT Headliners is compiled by Barbara Gefvert Tyson. Send your news bits to Headliners, Amiga- World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ Kiamv OBITUS Post-Holocaust: A power crazed entity desires control of earth. They develop an energy beam and intend to bounce it off a custom-built satellite back to earth. All unprotected life will be wiped out. You select and control up to six diverse hi-tech vehicles at once in a race against time to seek and destroy enemy power lines and eventually knock out their beam generator. Build up your arsenal by collecting enemy resources to help develop and create your own new weapon systems. Featuring a sophisticated head-to-head serial link enabling ‘being-there’ realism between two players. Armour-fltoddoii: Strategy and simulation synthesized to perfection. Screen Shots from the Amiga version. COMING SOON ON THE PSYGNOSlS LABEL You're in the depths of your own worst nightmare . . . But this time there's no waking up. Lost and alone in a dangerous and alien world you must discover where you are, how you got there... and how you're going to get out! In a frantic search of the unfamiliar land you explore aMAZEing forests, mines and underground complexes collecting objects and interacting with indigenous creatures. Re-emerging into daylight you race along perfect parallax action scenes, dispatching enemies as you battle ever deeper into the unknown. Impelling RPG with more than a dash of hack-'n’- slash. Screen Shots from the Amiga version. COMING SOON ON THE PSYGNOSlS LABEL Choose your car, grab the wheel and go! Speed through the cities, deserts, forests and wastelands competing in over 30 gruelling races - day and night in a mad dash for the finishing post! Race against the computer or friends. Pop in the shop to enhance or repair your machine. Podal-to-tho-motal fun! Squeals on wheels! Lead - free frolics! Screen Shots from the Amiga version. 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Includes Amiga bus pass-through, SCSI port, software. SupraDrive™ WordSync™ Easy-to-install, autobooting hard disk card for the Amiga 2000. Uses high- performance Quantum™ hard disk & includes SCSI port, utility software. Finland Westcom Systems Oy Kirkkokatu 8, Fourth Floor SF-48100 Kotka Tel: 358-52-184-655 Fax: 358-52-184-007 Norway Atlantis Distribution Parallellen 12 8012 Bodoe Tel: 47-816-3040 Fax: 47-816-3041 Spain ABC Analog, S.A. Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 31 28015 Madrid Tel: 34-91248-8213 Fax: 34-1542-5059 SupraRAM™ 500RX 1 2, 1, 2, 4, or 8MB of FAST RAM for the Amiga 500. Easy to expand. Zero wait states & hidden refresh. Amiga bus pass-through. SupraRAM 1 2000 Sweden AlfaSoft AB Magasingsgatan 9 S-216 13 Malmo Tel: 46-40-164150 Fax: 46-40-163915 2, 4, 6, & 8MB of FAST RAM for the A2000 & 3000. Easy to expand. Zero wait states & hidden refresh. Four-layer board improves reliability. 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That’s right, and here’s how to win: Send us your best Amiga animation for inclusion on The Amiga World Animation Video Volume II. Even if you don’t win, we’ll give you $ 50 and a free copy of the video if we use it as part of the tape. Volume I was superb, but this one's going to be even better. Let’s focus on entertainment value-jokes, themes, plots, etc. Let's create animations that say something. Demonstrations of technique are great, but stories are even better! And start cranking now, because we're looking to put this baby together in time for the 1990 Holiday Season. Send your animations on floppy disks, with full instructions as to loading. Be sure to specify or include suitable playing programs. There is no limit on the size of the animation. But if your animation is particularly large, contact us about other means of transmission (800 441 -4403, x-107). Send your animation to Lou Wallace, Animation Video Contest, AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 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Ad crtcoe d sscoo ccrcB- :¦* e respective *• • ytC. REVIEWS Saxon Publisher Ambition will get you everywh ere almost By Chris Dickman SAXON INDUSTRIES HAS a modest claim for its first application, Saxon Publisher. It’s the best desktop publishing program available for the Amiga, the company boasts, and within a year it will be superior to anything available on the Macintosh or PC platforms. Only time will prove the validity of the latter prediction, although I do not think the reputations of PageMaker, Ventura or QuarkXPress are in much danger. And while Saxon is a promising first release that in many ways exceeds the capabilities of PageStream (Soft-Logik), Professional Page (Gold Disk) is still the tool of choice for professional-quality publishing on the Amiga. Opening up to Imports Because the primary function of a page- layout program is to integrate existing text and graphics files, robust import abilities are a must. Saxon provides good support for graphics, being able to import industry-standard Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files created on the Macintosh, PC, and Amiga platforms, as well as files from Pro Vector (Taliesin), an Amiga drawing application. You can import IFF-compatible bitmap graphics with up to 4096x4096 pixels and 4096 colors for display in shades of gray. The program supports any Amiga- compatible word processor, but will retain such formatting as bolding and itali- cization only for Word Perfect files. In view of the fact that no other formatting survives the journey to a Saxon page, you must do all the text formatting in Saxon itself. As with most page-layout programs, text is contained in boxes, which are linked together both on a page and between pages. You can type text directly into boxes or import it from a file. You can move and resize boxes, and add sizing handles that let you draw irregularly sized boxes. There is also a freehand box-drawing gadget, with which you can easily draw a box of any shape. This provides an intuitive method to create boxes for wrapping text around irregular graphic shapes or enlarged initial caps. You can assign such boxes to function keys and recall them when needed. Because there is no master-page feature, you must design pages individually. Saxon Publisher does not support some of the fonts I use most like Zapf Chancery and Zapf Dingbats although 1 understand the company is working on this. I think support of downloadable fonts is critical. The program does a beautiful job on structured bitmaps far better than Professional Page. I also like being able to specify the angle of a slant. It has taken me a while to get used to Saxon’s setup, though, because it is different from the other desktop-publishing programs I have used. I still find it easier to change text styles in Pro Page. I have found occasional bugs in the software. One time, while printing a proof, the program caused a whole page to bold irrevocably, I have not yet seen the perfect Amiga desktop-publishing progrAMIGAil Simunac Kamas City, MO You can also assign entire pages to function keys for recall within a document, but the program does not keep track of the assignments. .And if you create a variety of layouts, you will soon run out of function keys. Column-guide creation is equally idiosyncratic. You specify the number of columns, draw a box on the page to indicate left and right outer columns, then drag to the left to size the columns. You must do this all by eye on the screen, with help only from the rulers. 1 he space between the columns snaps to the current grid setting while you drag, making it difficult to know the size of the space you are creating. Guides can be only one width there is no way to create asymmetrical guide layouts. Once you have created guides, von must draw boxes in them before entering text. This w'hole process seems unnecessarily labor- intensive. Imported text and graphics files are listed in Saxon’s sidebar to the left of the page. Clicking on a selection places that file in the currently selected box. You must repeat this process for each box you wish to fill with imported text; there is no provision to place a text file automatically on every page of your document. This puts a serious dent in Saxon’s claim to be suitable for long- document production. Formatting with Style Once you have some text on your page, you can perform all formatting, with the exception of minor changes such as bolding or underlining, using style tags. Simply apply these tags to paragraphs of text or embed codes into the text file. Formatting styles are grouped together in style sheets, which are independent of the current publication. You can save style sheets to disk and load them as re- XxxvK nnXT MTR Vf'jT.ion l.iB ? Yf T r b i u Stijlc SrW Color Cyan Occaze Color: E&tck s £3 7~= S ~ 9j iC ;t = It Srlkl Color Ore. Oirfir, Color. %de So& Color Oatsr. Outae. Caler Si a'Pf CaUr && Zi25 nazeoeiiafc S15jakio3£ltt 1 poire crolire. 2prazx crdirc. 3 jeetttciina 6pabaon r 31II 00 ffc Boxing in the Saxon ring. Gadgets to apply the current style to every paragraph in either the box or the entire document, moving forward or backward through the publication. This is an ingenious way to apply tags to multiple paragraphs. Unfortunately, however, there is little provision for overriding the style in a given paragraph. You cannot, for example, assign a different face to just one word in a paragraph. You can change only its bolding, underlining, or italicization a limitation 1 would like to see removed. .As with all style-based programs, changing the definition of a style automatically reformats all paragraphs attached to that style, making global formatting changes painless. Painless, but not fast; I found that Saxon slows to a crawl when working with styles. Because text always resides within a box, changing the attributes of a box alters any resident text. The Box requester quired. To define styles, just fill out the style requester. Each style has five components: Normal, which applies to an entire paragraph; Caps, applied to all capital letters; First, applied to the first letter of a paragraph; and Special 1 and Special2, which you can use for such things as mathematical characters and bullets. Although you define each of these separately, if you change the font name or size in the Normal category, the other four components will also take on these attributes. Saxon takes good advantage of PostScript printers by letting you define type in any size from 3 to 2000 points in one-point increments. Nice touches in the type requester include automatic drop-cap creation. This requester also lets you define such typographic attributes as interline and interparagraph spacing, alignment, and tracking (intercharacter spacing). Saxon places left and right indents under Spacing, and while you define values in points, you define first-line indents elsewhere in the requester using inches. This is needlessly confusing, as is Saxon’s limited tab handling, which sets tabs permanently for every half inch. This inflexibility makes Saxon unsuitable for the many documents that require accurate alignment of columns. Most unusual is a separate texture requester, with which you can define a range of effects to apply to type, boxes, vector-based drawings, and even entire pages. The effects include outlines and drop shadows of different sizes and colors, 18 PostScript linear and radial fountain fills, and three variants of the brick effect used on the Saxon box. Style Shows Styles are applied to an entire paragraph at a time. The program provides four provides some interesting abilities, such as rotation, x- and y-axis scaling, and skewing. .As you enter values for any of these, the requester provides a visual indication of the effect. Here you can also define margins, which have the welcome ability to automatically refit corresponding text when they are altered. What’s missing is the ability to perform such actions as changing margins or condensing text in several boxes simultaneously. Saxon provides the usual box- and line-drawing features, as well as the ability to draw complex Bezier curves. Drawn objects, however, must be attached to a box, and to move the object, you must move the box. In doing so, you see only the box, not the objects, which makes it very difficult to position them accurately. Worse, there is no way to resize objects. Saxon is thus very awkward for forms creation. The good news is that you can apply any of the options ? 41* EaspI E!pvj 11- si Ant Hi in the Texture Definition requester to drawn objects. But clearly, this is one aspect of' the program that needs further work. The Font Dilemma use their own crude bitmap fonts or non-standard, outline-font technology. The results were often less than profes- sional-quality type on the page, and poor screen fonts on the monitor. With the arrival of Compugraphic’s scalable outline font technology, it is at last possible to create both high-quality output on PostScript laser printers and imagesetters, and accurate type display on screen. The lack of interest on the part of traditional font vendors in supplying type in Amiga versions has for years bedeviled the creators of Amiga publishing applications. These developers were forced to TM The ‘Phantom SMPTE Synchronizer and MIDI interface For Amiga 500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 computers Features include: ? Offset with BIT Accuracy ? MIDI-IN ? 2 MIDI-OUTS Y SMPTE-IN YSMPTE-OUT Y Serial Thru Y 24, 25, 30. 30 drop frame Y Dropout protection Y Load save configurations Y Easy installation Y FCC Approved Saxon, however, has decided to go its owrn route in bringing a broad range of tvpe-manipulation effects to publishers. It currently provides access to the standard resident fonts of PostScript laser printers, with the exception of Zapf Dingbats and Zapf Chancery (although Saxon promises to develop support for these shortly). In addition, it supports a limited number of other PostScript fonts: American Typewriter, Benguiat, Garamond, Lu- balin, and Souvenir. If you can download the Adobe PostScript versions of these (with a Bridgeboard, for example) to your laser printer, you can use them. You can also output your document at a service bureau that has these fonts. There is, however, no way to add fonts to Saxon. If you want to use Futura, for example, you’re out of luck. Saxon provides two screen fonts for each font it supports: an exceedingly crude version, which displays quickly, and a detailed version that displays very slowly. Because you can assign either version to a style, you can display large headlines in the smooth version and body copy in the crude form. (Saxon promises a cleaner version of the fast screen font.) Designers need access to a wide variety of fonts, and Saxon could easily add support for a broader range of Adobe PostScript fonts. That, however, does not seem to be the company’s goal. Saxon has announced that it will develop its own downloadable fonts and a separate program to allow font creation. I wish them the best, but typography being the exacting art that it is, similar efforts have not met with success in (he past. I would prefer to have more support for Adobe ? Circle 12 on Reader Service card The art of driving. 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The AmigaWorld Tool Chest has created a fantastic opportunity to publish new, uncirculated Amiga programs. If you've written something special for the Amiga, and would like to earn some extra money, please contact us for our Tool Chest Author Guidelines Perhaps you’ll be the next Tool Chest Star! AmigaWorld Tool Chest Submissions Dept. AmigaWorld Magazine 80 Elm St. Peterborough, NH 03458 wmmm centimeters. Also announced is a Saxon- developed PostScript interpreter, to allow output on non-PostScript devices such as dot-matrix printers. Better memory management is also being promised. This is welcome: Just over 120K of memory is left after loading Saxon on a one-meg machine, which provokes insufficient memory messages for even the simplest documents. You’ll need several megabytes to perform useful work. The first release of Saxon is a curious mix. On the one hand, it has such advanced features as extensive style-tag support, PostScript-based text manipulations and graphic support. On the other, it is weak in the fundamental areas of tabs, graphic-object manipulation, hyphenation, Adobe font support, and the formatting of text areas smaller than a paragraph. Saxon Publisher is currently appropriate for short, funky documents packed with graphics and weird text effects. Future releases may well turn it into a professional-level program for creating long, high-quality publications in a production environment. Saxon Publisher Saxon Industries 14 Rockcress Gardens Nepean, Ont. Canada K2G 5A8 613 228-8043 $ 445 One megabyte and two disk drives required. 3D Professional Watch out for the undertow! By Bradley W. Schenck OVER THREE YEARS ago, Amiga artists received the first wave of 3-D modeling software. As we experimented with those tools, we watched a new- generation emerge with Videoscape 2.0 (Oxxi Aegis), Sculpt-Animate 4D (Byte by Byte), and Turbo Silver SV (Impulse). Now, while we anticipate the third wave with Impulse’s Imagine, Hash’s Animation Journeyman, and NewTek’s Lightwave 3D 3D Professional looms out of the shadows. And it does loom in the biggest software package ever to Continued on p. 94 CD-ROM for the Amiga® ft: ¦ :- . -• . ' ' : • -Vt-: CD-ROM System Factory-installed software. All FastTrak, FastCard, and FastTape drive systems are now shipped with user- specified portions of the Fred Fish library installed at no charge. Please contact Xetec for additional details. Xetec brings the cutting edge of optical technology to the Amiga with the Cdx-650 SCSI drive systems. Now, unlimited access to vast amounts of information is possible with removable, non-volatile CD-ROM discs having capacities to 650 meg (750 floppies). Reads industry standard ISO 9660 High Sierra discs (same format used in Commodore's new CDTV"5 ). Audio compact discs. 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* Pantone. Inc’s check-standard trademark for color. Circle 150 on Reader Service card. TRYING TO SIDESTEP reality? The third annual Top 10 Games has just what you need, from Spanish galleons to space ships, from terrorists to giant ants. After many hours of playing (er, research), testers rated each game for quality of presentation (Does the game have good graphics and sound?), durability (Does it hold its appeal for a long time?), and. Most important, entertainment value (Is the game fun?). To prevent repeating ourselves, we decided that only games released since the last ranking (held in July of’89 and appearing on p. 23 in the November '89 issue) were ligible. PIRATES Graphic Adventure Microprose, $ 44,95 Command a ship of go-for-broke mercenaries, visiting 50 towns in the Caribbean and living the life of a 16th- or 17th-century pirate. At the outset, you can specify your nationality, the difficulty level, your special skills, the years during which you wish to plunder (from 1560 to 1680), and whether you wish to mount your own career or re-create one of six famous excursions. While the historic expeditions are challenging, controlling the game is simple, with a mouse-and-menu interface that does not dampen the spirit of the game. You quickly become immersed in the era and the call of the sea. H Ft £ (ten 10: SajCoit at our aiifi Sjois.
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- 3rr 12:5irat;i filler Cc~ rri. 26 November 1990 ILU.STRATED BY ISTVAN BANYAI David T. McClellen, Pefe Jplafson, Kevin Rohrer, John Ryan, and odson Yaple STAR COMMAND N Role-Playing Adventure Strategic Simulations, $ 49.55 Straightforward and involving, Star Command is proof you don’t need fancy graphics and sound effects to make a good game. First, you create and lead eight star-troopers on a mission to find and destroy Blackbeard and his hoard of intergalactic pirates. The self-mapping feature comes in very handy for indoor exploring. As you progress and best the enemy in hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship skirmishes, you gain experience, rank, and more potent weapons. With the pirates disposed of, prepare to repel the invasion of an alien, insectoid raft;. 0 ESCAPE FROM SINGE’S CASTLE Arcade Visionary Design, $ 69.95 Want a laser-disc game, but can’t afford1 it? Gel this look-alike, instead; you’ll have the same fun, practically the same graphics, and some cash left over. A follow-up to Dragon’s Lair, Singe’s Castle combines an intuitive interface with the original’s stunning animation style and simple do-or-die play. Not only can you now save five games in progress and specify the difficulty level, but you can also turn on a Cheat mode to point ya» in the right direction. To truly rivaLme laser-disc version, Singe’s Castle witTIir to Dragon’s Lair. You get the arfade- length game and an interfac Tor Drag oil’s Lair in one felLswpop&r- As captain of a U.S. Los Angeles-class nuclear attack sub, you race the clock or a computer-controlled enemy on ten missions, ranging from sinking three derelict destroyers while remaining hidden from a friendly sub, to escorting a convoy or searching for and sinking a Soviet missile submarine. If you’re feeling more antisocial, you can command a Russian Alfa-class sub and take the opposite role on missions, shadowing American subs or finding and sinking one before it completes its job. Each sub comes equipped with all the weapons and sensors controlled via eight displays that you’d find on its real-life counterpart. Be prepared, howrever, for pauses while the game changes displays and loads the realistic digitized sounds. BATTLE SQUADRON STUNT CAR RACER Sports Microprose, $ 49.95 Arcade Innerprise, $ 49.95 Imagine driving at 200 mph (or more) along a roller coaster. Not just another racing game that sends you in circles, Stunt Car Racer lets you roar over elevated stunt tracks full of steep hills, draw-bridges, ski jumps, and banked curves. As if the tracks themselves were not enough of a challenge, you race against a series of computer-controlled opponents who become increasingly hard to beat as you advance up the track levels. The graphics could be better, but the animation is so realistic that it will make even the strongest stomachs queasy. Stunt Car Racer is also this Just keep shooting. A beautifully rendered space blastfest, Battle Squadron never lets up its frenzied pace. You encounter four types of ships (some of which are invisible) and far too many ground installations for your health on the game’s three long and challenging levels. At least you can tailor the game to your skills by specifying the number of extra lives you start with, your initial weapon, and the enemies’ speed and maximum shots. If you need moral and fire support, you can team up with a friend, but keep in mind that you’re also fighting each other for points. The game’s most welcome feature is the quick return to action after you die; the most annoying is having to plug the mouse (or joystick) into port 2 to control the game in single-player mode. Don’t stop to ask why player 1 is in port 2 and vice versa just keep shooting. Year’s winner of the "do-not-try-this-at- home” award. Arm your rocket launcher, warm up your flamethrower, and get ready to toast some trigger-happy gangsters. Terrorists have taken over the World Trade Center, and you (and a friend, if you wish) must wipe them out before they can nuke the city with a hydrogen bomb. First you have to get to them, though. With 360 degrees of scrolling streets and slums full of obstacles, you’ll find plenty to blast. The digitized sound effects and detailed graphics are as raucous as the game. Your best weapons are lightning reflexes and a very bad temper. Strategy Electronic Arts, $ 49.95 DRAKKHEN Role-Playing Adventure Draconian, $ 59.95 While in most dungeons-and-dragons games you are at odds with the dragons, in this three-dimensional quest you’re trying to save their kingdom. With your band of three fellow adventurers, you traverse the island’s four terrains (desert, steppe, swampland, and arctic waste) to retrieve eight magic gems from the dragon princes and resurrect the great dragon. You can gain experience and power by beating up everything that crosses your path. Don’t expect much more for character interaction; you can basically just greet and question the nonplayers. The scenery, however, more than makes up for the disappointing locals. IT CAME FROM THE DESERT 3 2 Action Strategy Cinemaware, S49.95 What happens when a meteor lands in the desert? Ants mutate to B-movie proportions, Cinemaware makes a combination strategy and arcade game about them, and you become a geologist. Your job is to convince the rather thickheaded locals of the danger and to organize an army against the creatures. While the game features plenty of character interaction, you also have to be a skilled fighter. Stock up on knives, cars, pistols, grenades, dynamite, tanks, jet planes, and, of course, bug spray. The graphics, music, and speech carry on the company’s tradition of show pieces. If you win the game but crave more extermination, check out It Came from the Desert II: Antheads (S 14.95). ? Before You Play The type of game that makes one player want to continue forever may make another throw down the joystick in disgust To make it easier for you to identify the games you like and avoid those you know you’ll never win, we’ve classified the options into the following categories: Arcade You use a joystick or mouse to shoot catch, avoid, or deflect objects. Although many arcade games require strategic planning, their emphasis is on dexterity and speed. Action Strategy Trying to appeai to action iovers as well as thinkers, this category contains strategy games that have arcade or arcade-tlke elements. In the best examples, the arcade sequences are seamlessly integrated into the play of the game. In poorly- designed games, the arcade aspect seems tacked on as an afterthought Sports These games simulate the play of a particular sport such as hockey, basketball, or racing. Some sports games stress arcade skills, while others emphasize strategy. Text Adventures In these imaginary worlds, you must use your wits to explore and survive. The worlds are created by descriptions supplied by the game. To specify your actions, you type commands. Graphics Adventures Also called illustrated adventures, these games use pictures to supplement or replace text descriptions. In some graphics adventures, the images serve only as Illustration, while in others they serve as the interactive interface. You point and click to Indicate your actions. Flight Simulators Zoom into the air realistically with these games. You are at a flying machine's controls as ever- refreshed 3-D graphics simulate its movement through the skies. Rote-Playing Adventures Assemble a party of adventurers, outfit them with supplies bought from the local store, and send them on a quest to (usually) wipe out some monstrously evil being. The task is to develop characters with the attributes necessary to survive the final challenge. Strategy Games With strategy games, joystick prowess takes a back seat to cool, calculating thought The category encompasses games of logic, as weli as those based on real-life scenarios. SHADOW OF THE BEAST Arcade; Psygnosis, $ 49.95 Notorious for its difficulty, celebrated for its incredible graphics, Shadow of the Beast is the ptece-de-resistance among arcade adventures. As you jump, punch, and kick your way above and below ground through this carefully detailed world, you'll meet 132 varieties of creatures straight from your nightmares. Don’t fail to pick up the scattered items you need for the final showdown, assuming you make it that far. Some monsters shatter to reveal smaller, equally nasty creatures inside; hold your ground and punch again. Loosen your grip on the joystick or become distracted by the game’s up to 13 levels of scrolling and six music scores, and you’ll find yourself with a long wait (almost two minutes) while you’re resurrected from an untimely death. The longer wait for a sequel is over, however; Shadow of the Beast II was recently released. The Second Tier If you’ve already played all the top finishers and want to sample the rest of the best, check out these ten runners up: nDay of the Viper Graphic Adventure Accolade, $ 49.95 Guide a Viper-5 robot on a search for a sequestered cyborg and his robotic army. 1 A The Third Courier I X Graphic Adventure Accolade, $ 49.95 As the star of this espionage thriller, you must hunt on both sides of the Berlin wall for stolen U.S. defense plans. 'I Their Finest Hour I O Flight Simulator Electronic Arts, $ 59.95 Fly for either side in this re-creation of World War II’s Battle of Britain. C M Nuclear War Strategy New World Computing, $ 49.95 Bomb or be bombed in this tongue-in- cheek game of global politics. JP Space Ace I J Arcade Ready Soft, $ 59.95 Save beautiful Kimberly from evil Commander Borf in this Don Bluth arcade look-alike. 1 Indiana Jones Sc the Last Crusade I W Graphic Adventure Lucasfilm, $ 49.95 Guide Indy on his search for the Holy Grail.
* 1 "T Budokan: The Martial Spirit I Sports Electronic Arts, $ 49.95 Practice Karate, Nunchaku, Kendo, and Bo; then test your skills at the tournament in Tokyo. Q Romance of the Three Kingdoms I O Strategy Koei, $ 69.95 Try to unite ancient China under one ruler you. 1 A Clown-o-Mania I W Arcade Star Games, $ 34.95 Run a clown through multiple scrolling levels, collecting jewels and blasting monsters. Mgold of the Americas Strategy Strategic Studies Group, $ 39.95 Vie with explorers from three other countries to conquer and colonize the Americas. Manufacturers' Addresses Accolade 550 South Winchester Blvd., Suite 200 San Jose, CA 95128 408 985-1700 Cinemaware distributed by Electronic Arts Star Games 708 W, Buffalo Ave., Suite 200 Tampa, FL 33603 813 222-0006 Draconian distributed by Data East USA Inc. 1850 Little Orchard St. San Jose, CA 95125 408 286-7074 Innerprise Software 128 Cockeysville Rd. Hunt Valley, MD 21030 301 785-2266 Koei Corporation One Bay Plaza, Suite 540 1350 Bayshore Highway Burlingame, CA 94010 415 348-0500 Lucasfilm Games distributed by Electronic Arts Microprose 180 Lakeffont Dr. Hunt Valley, MD 21030 301 771-1151 New World Computing distributed by Electronic Arts Psygnosis 17 St. Mary's Court Brookline, MA 02146 617 566-1569 ReadySoft PO Box 1222 Lewiston, NY 14092 416 731-4175 Strategic Simulations distributed by Electronic Arts Strategic Studies Group distributed by Electronic Arts Virgin Mastertronic 18001 Cowan, Suites A 8c B Irvine, CA 92714 714 833-8710 Visionary Ltd. 15235 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850 301 926-8300 ¦ EXPLORE! Mons Olympus - Mars • Yosemite Crater Lake • Mt* St* Helens 4 Billion Fractal Landscapes Explore the Universe! PUT AN OBSERVATORY ANYWHERE ON EARTH ANYTIME FROM 8000 BCTO 12000 AD! A PLANETARIUM YOU CONTROL! Recreate Real Places! YOU CONTROL "CAMERA” VIEWPOINT “.. .it’s really beautiful, especially when the lights are off. I'm totally awed by what you have done!" Arthur C. Clarke Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey ‘Virtual ‘Jyeality Laboratories, Inc. 2341 ganadorct. • san luisobispo, ca 93401 • sos 545-8515 AmigaWorld 31 Circle 346 on Reader Service card. Bargain Basement Gems: ALWAYS ON THE lookout for an evening of cheap fun, we scouted the on-line networks to find the best games the public domain has to offer. For a minimal download charge (and maybe a shareware contribution), you can get plenty of games that rival the expensive commercial choices. We based the rankings on the total number of downloads for each game and the Gaming Board’s ratings for quality of presentation (Does the game have a good interface?), durability (Does it hold its appeal?), and entertainment value (Is the game fun?). To help you find the winners, we’ve listed their file Ids for the major communications networks: CompuServe (CS), Genie (GE), and PeopleLink (PL); plus their Fred Fish disk numbers (FF). © DeluxeBurger Arcade; Brian Conrad; CS: Deluxe.arc; GE: 3975; PL: 17946 If you’re not hungry when you sit down to play, you soon will be. This silly shoot- 'em-up from the programmer of SimCity offers burgers, fries, and ketchup as targets. Grab a beer and join in the greasy fast fun. O Destination Moonbase Arcade; Jimbo Barber; CS: Moon.lzh; GE: 8342; PL: 21405; FF: 312 Shareware: unspecified donation. This very classy update of Lunar Lander adds a few new twists. After picking up cargo and fuel by docking with an orbiting space station, you must deliver the load to the lunar surface. Just like a trucker, your goal is to complete all your assigned deliveries while crashing as infrequently as possible. Gorgeous graphics add to the fun. O Quattro Arcade; Karl-Erik Jenss; CS: Quattr.zoo; PL: 21237; FF: 230 One of many Tetris and Welltris clones, Quattro is a two-dimensional version with three difficulty levels. With the joystick or keypad, you must maneuver the falling puzzle pieces into complete rows, which collapse down on each other. Let the pit fill to the top and you’ve lost. To help you plan a strategy, the game previews the next piece to fall. To add to the fun, it offers sound effects and 43-color background screens. O Electric Train Strategy; Dennis Saunders; CS: Train.lzh; GE: 8155; PL: 22249 Shareware: S5. Put your Amiga on the bedroom floor or under the Christmas tree and play Electric Train for a dose of nostalgia. Lay the track or load an existing setup, then don your engineer's cap. You must control two trains By Linda Barrett Laflamme, with the Gaming Board: Graham Kinsey, Harv Laser, Peter Olafson, Kevin Rohrer, and John Ryan ILLUSTRATED BY IS’WAS BANYAI Amiga Know' with books from Abacus AmigaDO Inside & C Amiga for Beginners Amiga Graphics inside and Out Amiga System 'rqgramnw's Guide Amiga Disk Drives inside and Out Disk Drives J nside and Out - the most comprehensive book yet describing everything you need to know about Amiga disk drives. 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ISBN 1-55755-087-5. Suggested retail price S34.95 Abacus 3pt. L11, 5370 52nd Street SE • Grand Rapids, Ml 49512 Phone 616-698-0330 • Fax 616*698-0325 Circle 224 on Reader Service card. See your local bookseller or Order Toll Free in US & Canada 1 -800-451 -4319 “i T 0 from a crawl to runaway speed and keep them from crashing into each other. The appropriate choo-choo sounds are perfectly integrated. This layout is easier to set up than the real thing, and, best of all, your cat won't attack the train. Metro Strategy; Mark A. Thomas & David R Townsend; CS: Metro.zoo; GE: 5775; PL; 16106 Picture SimCity for the public domain, with simple, serviceable graphics. In Metro, you are the director of a city’s transit system. The game builds a city for you, arranging the residential and employment areas. With the point-and-click controls, you must build transit lines and allocate resources to increase ridership. If you don’t, you may find a pink slip in your box. E Nakamoto Arcade; Tom Eshelman; CS: Nakamo.zoo; PL: 20511 An updated version of the C-64’s popular JumpMan game, Nakamoto makes you climb and jump your way up vertically and horizontally scrolling screens of ropes and ladders. You’ll need a good eye for distance and a steady joystick hand to make it to the top. At least the game gives you super sound to listen to along the way. If you master the existing screens, you can create your own with the built-in editor. MechForce (formerly Battle Force 3,61, BattleFort, and BattleMech) Action Strategy; Ralph Reed; CS: Battle.arc; GE: 7913; PL: 22234; FF: 273 Shareware: S25. Giant mechanized robots called Battle- mechs fight for territory with you at their helm. On each of the possible 12 missions, up to four computer- or human-controlled teams of seven robots each can play at once. ’Mechs come in different classes, with a variety of capabilities and weapons; choose your machine carefully. The combat area displayed on 16-color screens features varying terrains. The game also sports a full Intuition interface and is backed up by appropriate digitized sounds. Fred Fish 1346 W. 10th Place Tempe, AZ 85281 Genie General Electric Information Services 800 638-9636 voice Monopoly Strategy; Ed Musgrove; CS: Monopo.zoo; PL: 20174; FF: 251 If you want to be a high-stakes real-estate dealer, but don’t want to bother keeping P 10 P D GAM track of the money, boot up Monopoly. You and up to three friends can play this computer version of the Parker Brothers classic. No typing or counting needed; just click to roll the dice and watch your animated token move along the board. The computer monitors all the cash transactions, too. All the board-game options are supported. Moria 3,0 Role-playing Adventure; Bryan and Richard Henderson; CS: Moria3.zoo; GE: 5729-30; PL: 15421-22; FF: 194 Few commercial games can match this dun- Star Trek: The Game Action Strategy; Jimbo Barber; CS: STTGlA.wrp, SITG1 B.wrp, STTG2A.wrp, STTG2B.wrp, STTG2C.wrp; GE: 5872-73, 5875-78, 5886; PL: 16302-06 Shareware: $ 5. Why pay for shareware? To encourage programming more first-class games like this one. Based on the original Star Trek series, this game casts you in the role of Captain Kirk. After receiving your orders from Star Fleet Command, you embark on a mission, using the simple point-and- Public Domain Sources American PeopleLink 800 524-0100 voice 800 826-8855 CompuServe 800 848-8199 voice 614 457-8650 from Ohio E S geon-based fantasy’s impressive complexity. You must explore the w'orld, battle monsters, and find gold on a quest to penetrate a series of dungeons and defeat the Balrog who is lurking in their depths. You start at the town level above ground, where you load up on supplies, weapons, armor, and magic devices by bartering with shopkeepers. Complete with pull-down menus, pickup mode, continuous-move mode, real-time mode, and message-wait-time mode, Moria keeps getting bigger and better; static atmospheric graphics at appropriate moments are a notable addition for version 3.0. click controls. .As you complete each one, it reveals clues to your ultimate goal. The missions, usually involving transporting people or valuable cargo, don’t seem hard until you factor in unruly Klingons spoiling for a fight (at least you can vary the intelligence of their attack sequences) and your ever-dwindling supply of dili- theum crystals. A beauty to look at (especially its long, spectacular opener) and challenging to play, the game also boasts sound effects and digitized voices of crew members. ¦ verything I the commercials. We put in e but It’s fourth and eight. Six seconds on the clock.Your timeouts are gone and you're down by one. A field goal here and you win it all. But don’t be nervous. You’ve only got 20 million people watching you. This is ABC's Monday Night Football. With the best graphics. The best sound. And action so real. Frank Gifford even does the commentary. It just doesn't get any better than this, guys. Except that you don’t have to wait for Monday night to play. So. Let’s see if you can split those uprights... Available for IBM-PC Compatibles, Amiga, and Commodore 64. Circle 233 on Header Service card. Winners in the Wings Vou 7 find going through the looking glass easier Think you've seen it oil? Not sol Game developers still have plenty of new tricks, as this sneak peek proves. Ertantr ECAUSE GUESSING WHICH games will be hot and which will flop is a risky business at best, we’re sticking to investigative journalism and leaving the predictions to Jeanne Dixon. We ferreted out information on early versions of games that will hit the streets “real soon now” (translation from dcveloper-speak: before 1991). Rigorous hours of testing revealed the 15 most promising prospects. Now, you be the judge of which will be the biggest winners. For Tireless Trigger Fingers After the mega-hit Shadow of the Beast (see “Top 10 Games” on p. 26), we were doubtful that Psygnosis could release a sequel that was equally impressive. Shadow of the Beast II (which should already be on dealers’ shelves) proved us very wrong. .As sequels go, we think it will be a real lethal weapon, letting you make all those terrible monsters die harder, too. Not content to rest on their Beast laurels, however, Psygnosis is preparing a whole onslaught of new games. Our favorite among them is The Killing Game Show, a superbly crafted shoot-’em-up with 16 levels, I he idea is to collect keys that lower the various barriers, letting you progress upward to the ? THE BEAST IS BACK! THE SEQUEL TO THE TOP SELLING AMIGA GAME OF 1989 THE CONFLICT CONTINUES... Your deadly struggle for freedom against the dark forces of the Beast Lord is now but a painful memory. You try to forget the anguish of the past by concentrating on your prize for success in the bloody battle: the return of your humanoid body. But as you slowly adjust to your newly-won physique, the pain you thought gone is about to return . . . The Beast Mage has kidnapped your sisterl She must be rescued before she falls foul of his dark arts. You journey to a hostile alien world to face the malevolent hosts of the Beast Mage and interact with more friendly characters to learn of your unfamiliar surroundings. You must fight your way through many enemy- infested levels collecting and using weapons and objects to aid your crusade towards conflict with the Beast Mage . . . Before he makes your sister his own! Screen Shots from the Amiga version AVAILABLE ON THE PSYGNOSIS LABEL THE KILLING GAME SHOW.:.. ... WILL HAVE YOU CLIMBING THE WALLS - ITS THE ONLY WAY OUT! Suited in limited-protection armour you’re the unwilling contestant on THE KILLING GAME SHOW, In front of a TV audience of millions you must battle your way to the top of 16 Pits of Death infested with Hostile Artificial Life Forms specially created by THE KILLING GAME SHOW’S manic scientists to give you a hard time. But, . . Don’t forget the rising fluid or it's "Next contestant time”. You must give the viewers their value for money collect the awesome weapons and tools if you can! First prize is your life Don’t waste it! Screen Shots from the Amiga Version AVAILABLE ON THE PSYGNOSIS LABEL SPELLBOUND DON'T GET CAUGHT BY THE WARLOCKS!! Just as you were about to advance a grade in the school of magic your tutor goes and gets himself kidnapped. You have to rescue him or you’ll never graduate. Battling through eight diverse and dangerous lands, collecting spells and objects along the way, you use your limited magic powers to fight off deadly adversaries in a frought-filled fight to free your tutor. But it’s going to be a tough task on your own: take a friend along to increase your chances and double the fun! Screen Shots from the Atari ST version AVAILABLE ON THE PSYCLAPSE LABEL PSYGNOSIS 29 Saint Mary’s Court, Brookline, MA 02146 Telephone: (617) 731-3553 Fax: (617) 731-8379 SHADOW OF THE BEAST II - Amiga THE KILLING GAME SHOW-Amiga SPELLBOUND Amiga Atari ST Orde 123 on Reader Service card. Level’s top. Succeed, and you move on to the next. Special-effect tokens are hidden throughout each level; some offer special powers or weapons, while others are red herrings. You can carry only one item at a time, so choose carefully what to pick up. Don’t stop to think, however; the deadly flood waters are always rising. Do shoot everything that moves, and blast anything that doesn’t get out of your way. A novel feature is the ability to automatically replay all or part of your last life and specify where to start over. Psyg- nosis’ signature graphics, multi-level scrolling, and excellent sound and music round out the package. When you need a break from killing monsters, try zapping aliens. Awesome is a vertically scrolling, highspeed blastfest in space. Instead of encasing you in a mechanized robot like The Killing Game Show, Awesome puts you at the helm of a spaceship. It also gives you larger targets. For a total change of pace, Psygnosis, the masters of the dark-edged and destructive, are releasing Piiggsy and CutiPoo. More like animated cartoons from Saturday morning TV than the company's usual violent arcade games, the pair still offer quite a bit of enjoyable action. In addition, they’re appropriate for young audiences. Evening Entertainment or Evening News? Rugged commandos only need apply to Taito’s arcade offering. Fresh on the heels of Operation Wolf (and just in time for the real trouble in the Persian Gulf) laito brings us Operation Thunderbolt. You must free 23 hostages from the clutches of the volatile General Kadam (no kidding!) In Northern Africa. Like Wolf, it s a kill-or-bc-killed scrolling arcade game, with eight increasingly difficult missions, digitized sound, and coming-at-you graphics. It and joystick and one or two players. We liked it a lot. For the adventurous type, Taito offers Castle Master, a real-time game of exploration. In it, your goal is to rescue your twin from the evil Castle Master who is trying to enslave your spirits. The graphics looked interesting, and the 3-D motion was well done. No I.D. Required Accolade is working on more down-to-earth themes. The first on tap is Bar Games, a tongue-in-cheek look at the singles scene. Try your hand at five “exotic” sports. Air Hockey puts you at the opposite end of the table from increasingly skilled opponents. In Wet ’n’ Wild (a do-it-yourself, wet T-shirt contest) you must dump buckets of water on the willing women walking on stage. Liar’s Dice pits you against a bluffing, buxom barmaid in a game of chance, while Last Call casts you as a bartender sliding beers to thirsty patrons. Our favorite is Pick-up Artist, in which you must use your silver tongue to charm three lovely ladies hanging around the bar. (Strangely enough, Linda was much better at this.) For a more sedate and cerebral evening s entertainment, try Accolade’s Ishido, a Shanghai-style board game. You place matching tiles on a board (instead of removing them, as in Shanghai). Scoring is based on the final number of tiles on the board. Too tame? Accolade also caters to your gruesome streak. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark combines exploration, combat, and puzzle solving in a graphically intense horror game with a sinister soundtrack. Your goal is to find the six keys that open the chest containing The Scroll of Spiritual Mastery. If you acquire it first, you can rid the castle of its evil denizens. If the evil Queen Emelda gets it in her clutches. . . Shudder the thought. (Note: This one is not for those with weak stomachs, as it contains scenes of very graphically depicted gore.) White Rabbits and Red Spots Gentler adventurers will better appreciate Virgin Mastertronic’s Wonderland. A beautifully rendered adventure game based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Wonderland has a properly baffling story line. From the little we’ve seen, this one promises to be a winner, full of puzzles and mysteries. If TV commercials are more your style than children's classics, wait for Spot, a board-like game that is vaguely reminiscent of Othello. Don’t worry, Virgin Mastertronic has spiced it up with plenty of cute animations, starring 7-Up's Spot, the wonder dot. Too small a scale? Conquer a few planets in Virgin Mastertronic’s Overlord, an involved combination of strategy and role-playing elements. You explore space, settle planets, ancl develop their populations, resources, wealth, and defenses. While helping your planets to peacefully prosper is a big job in itself, you must also build strongholds to repel the inevitable alien invaders. At least they (and all the other graphics) are nicely rendered. Ancient Strategy Capturing the king is a simpler, if not easier, goal in Battle Chess II, from Interplay. This time the contest is based on Chinese Chess and sports more detailed animation and multiple difficulty levels. If you can’t beat the computer, try playing with a friend via modem. I, rattle, andjro* _ -- Interplay supplies a whole band of friends in Lord of the Rings, Vol. I. Grab your old lantern and adventurer’s sack and immerse yourself in Middle Earth. Acting in the role of Frodo the Hobbit, you try to protect the One Ring from Sauron’s Dark Riders. While you must complete a series of tasks based on events in Tolkien’s book, your troop may include adventurers that were not in the original storv. For Those Who Want It All What holiday season would be complete without a s,udy your opponent's Chinese Chess. Carefully |n c wsj game from Electronic .Arts? This year the company is releasing the latest gem from BullFrog Productions, programmers of Populous, In PowerMonger, you are cast as the leader of a homeless tribe that arrives in unfamiliar territory. Your goal is to conquer all of the two hundred territories that make up the world. PowerMonger uses much of the simulation software technolog)’ developed for Populous, but includes more features, such as inventing, bribing, and negotiating w ith other commanders. The inhabitants of your world are also more diverse; they include fishermen, farmers, ranchers, and a variety of animal life. With so much to keep track of, the game’s simple iconic interface is extremely welcome. If you are a fan of Populous, you’ll feel right at home here. While Linda was more intrigued by this one than Lou, we did agree on one point. The hardest part of all these games is waiting for the final versions. ¦ Manufacturers’ Addresses Accolade Psygnosis 550 S. Winchester Blvd. 29 Saint Mary’s Court San Jose, CA 95128 Brookline, MA 02146 408 985-1700 617 731-3553 Electronic Arts Taito Software Inc. 1820 Gateway Dr. 267 West Esplanade San Mateo, CA 94404 North Vancouver, B.C. 415 571-7171 Canada V7M 1A5 604 984-3344 Interplay Productions 3710 S. Susan, 100 Virgin Mastertronics Santa Ana, CA 92704 18001 Cowan, Suites A Sc B 714 545-9001 Irvine, CA 92714 714 833-8710 j I THE OLD ADAGE “a picture is worth a thousand words” if'y was never more true than when it comes to working with Commodores AmigaVision (AV) multimedia authoring language (SI49.95). The system’s stylish user interface and icon- driven method of creating applications (called “courses” or “projects” in AV terminology) is a lesson in clarity and economy. Building a visual flowchart of icons that represents the logical flow of your application, you can assemble all the diverse elements of your presentation text, pictures, speech, sound, music, video, animation, and so forth and define A each of their attributes in a simple, highly intuitive manner.
- -1 1 Our “picture.. .thousand words” adage not Amiga Vision’s icon-based. Visual-flowchart approach to multimedia is so easy that you 7 be authoring projects By Lou Wallace only best describes the structure of AmigaVision, iLmn but it also points out the best way to show you how the program works. After all, if you have not yet seen AmigaVision in operation, it would be very . A difficult to convey with words alone just how such a graphics-oriented authoring language W functions in creating an application. For this article, I have constructed a relatively s*inP*e multimedia project that 1 will employ as a visual tutorial to demonstrate how to use AmigaVision in creating your own presen- 1 B1 I I tations. (If you do, however, also want a f more traditionally descriptive account of what AmigaVision is, see “Welcome to a New 5 Generation,” p. 18, June ’90.) The complete ILLUSTRATED BY RANDALL ENOS '0 Sovrniber 1990 introducing the art of memory engineering. With the Amiga’s practically unlimited potential, often the only barrier to greater productivity is a lack of memory. Adding expansion memory to your computer opens doors to new capabilities. But knowing how much to add and how to add it can be a real headache. For Amiga 2000s, 2500s and 3000s, Applied Engineering’s new Ram Works 2000™ (above, at right) is the definitive memory expansion solution. The board was engineered to incorporate 256K x 4 dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips. That’s a significant improvement over chips used on other boards because it gives you growth-path choices. You can add memory in large increments or smaller, more affordable increments of 512K at a time. And you can add these small increments all the way up to 8 MEGs. Edse of use is also important Many memory expansion boards require the user to configure tiny switches or jumpers in a trial and error fashion to suit their particular hardware. Ram Works 2000 has an intuitive on-board feature that automatically configures your setup making it much easier to install and upgrade. No switches, no jumpers just add memory and go. We also designed RamWorks 2000 to be folly compatible with the A3000, so if you decide at some future date to upgrade your computer, you can switch the card over. RamWorks 2000 carries a five year warranty. RW 2000 w 2 MEGs $ 273. Additional MEGs $ 72. For Amiga 500s with 512K, we designed the RamWorks 500™ (above, at left). Combining the functions of an internal 512K memory card and clock card, RamWorks 500 boosts the A50Q’s available RAM to 1 MEG. We incorporate 256K x 1 DRAM chips to make RamWorks 500 folly compatible with ALL A500 hardware and software, including pre-1989 machines. The built-in clock function automatically time and date stamps your files and a graphical diagnostic program checks for bad or improperly seated chips. Five year warranty. With 512K installed $ 79. For the new A500 Professional with 1 MEG built-in, Applied Engineering designed Timemaster 500™ (above, top). An easy way to add clock fontions to your files, Timemaster 500 quickly attaches to the A500-P’s expansion slot. Your files are then automatically time and date stamped for easy reference. Five year warranty. For ten years, Applied Engineering has foiged a reputation for exciting and innovative peripherals. Built to our own exacting standards of quality and reliability, our products are backed by the best warranties and the best technical support in the business. Order today! To order or for more information, see your dealer or call (214) 241-6060 today, 9 am to 11 pm, 7 days. Or send check or money order to Applied Engineering. MasterCard, VISA and C.O.D. welcome. Texas residents add 8' 4% sales tax. Add $ 10 outside USA Dealer inquiries invited. 4E Applied Engineering® The enhancement experts. A Division of AE Research Corporation
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P. O. Box 5100 Carrollton, TX 75011 USA ©1990. AE Research. Inc. All rights resened. Prices subject to change without notice. Brand and product names are registered trademarks of their respectiw holders sample program plus many of the specific menus and requesters required to put it together are included here and will be presented step-by-step. Put a Spin on That Big Red Cue Ball, Mister! In brief, our sample AV project is designed to allow the user to select an image of the planet Jupiter from a pictorial menu of the solar system. When selected, the Jupiter “hot spot” will trigger a full-motion video sequence of Jupiter spinning on its axis, accompanied by a music soundtrack. The application itself is a fully interactive multi- media presentation. It uses a variety of Amiga graphic images, digitized sounds, and full-motion video (from laser disc), and it plays an Amiga SMUS music file. Figure 1 shows the entire sample application in icon format as it appears in the AV Flow window (which is the “canvas” on which you create the application). Double-clicking any of these icons brings up a requester associated with that particular segment of the program. In effect, you use the requester to define the icon. For example, Figure 2 shows the Module Icon requester (right) that appears on screen when you click the main Module icon in the Flow window (left) for our Jupiter program (labeled here as “Sample Multi- media Program”). As with nearly all of the requesters for the icons in our program, you can define its attributes almost entirely by simply clicking on the various gadgets very little keyboard input is required. In assembling the Jupiter program, I used a CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) format video disc containing various planetary images and digitized animations from NASA’s Voyager space missions (the disc is available commercially). I then preloaded this data into memory along with some sound and music files as shown in Figure 3A. Next, I digitized individual planetary images in HAM mode using FrameGrabber (S699.95, Progressive Peripherals & Software), and then combined them into one picture Text continues on p. 46 AniS'AVision Authoring Systcn IGDIQustntuiiJ Atti&aVi si 3 «*Hu3ncdi a c 'iL - , • -o Samp, e Mul anedia ProfiTiM „ .. .... ... . __ Figure 1. The complete “course” In flowchart format for the Jupiter sample multimedia program as It appears in the AV Flow window. Video Input User Sound Video AiigaVision Authoring Systen Sample Multinedia Preload Data Initialize Video Solar Systen Icon Nane Sample Hultinedia Progran Heno Combine video, graphics & sound M'jH' . I.: -U. ? Itr Video User Input Clear Screen Find Video Control Video So ol Interr L-hta_ Module Figure 2. The Module Icon requester. Its Icon (shown at the top of the Flow window to the left of the requester) acts as the parent for all Icons In an AmlgaVlslon flowchart If you have a paint program, you need... Have you ever loaded a graphic file only to discover it wasn’t the one vou wanted? Well, now there’s ! Is a program that creates an index of your graphics files. When you want to find a particular picture, pop up the window and browse through the miniatures. BC1 I I 01 I I-
- KG1 az DOG A single click chooses the one you want. Return to your paint program and let type the name into the file requester for you! Do you have too many pictures to look through? Makes it simple by letting you sort by name, size and depth. You can also sort by primary and secondary color! Supports both ILBM and ANIM files, allows multiple index files and will even update the index as you create new pictures. Give a try and you’ll wonder how you ever found images without it! For the Amiga ASK YOUR LOCAL DEALER FOR DETAILS Zardoz Software, Inc. * 6114 LaSalle Avenue Suite 304 * Oakland, CA 94611 11 7 software Jlu Ph: 415-339-6280 Fax: 415-339-6862 ImageFinder is a trademark of Zardo Software, Inc. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. C-rcie 309 on Reader Service card. Defining Icon Requesters in the AmigaVision Jupiter Sample Application Filename Iflirectory Quantu«:A«iafaVision ILBH MixedSolap3 Icon Nane Sola1 Systen Hew j& Original Palette Hold I Modify 4896 Colors Figure 3A. The Resource icon (labeled Preload Data in our sample program) allows you to preload (and also unload) data fdes graphics, sound, animations, and musical instruments such as the DMCS music soundtrack used in our application. Once loaded via the Resource Control requester pictured here, they can be accessed by other icons. If you do not enable the Pause button, AmigaVision can be loading data while executing other tasks, allowing Amigas with limited RA Af resources to utilize large amounts of disk-based data while still generating seamless presentations. Figure 3B. The Screen icon (labeled Solar System) is used to toad and display IFF images, such as the digitized solar-system composite image I used for my main menu. All screen modes are supported, including HAM and Extra Halfbrite displays. The Screen icon affords precise control over how and where the itrnige will be displayed. Its Screen Definition requester also allows you to choose from many different transitions. In this case, I have the solar-system picture appearing as a fade from black. Transitions Fade fron Black Noraal [W | Preview [W 1 Reset | Cancel Figure 3C. Having used the Mouse icon (labeled User Input) from the AV Wait submenu, and its requester; I am now working inside the AV Object Editor. I have already added a circle “hot spot''around Jupiter, having selected Circle from one of the various pull-down menus available. Here, in addition to defining the hot spot, I have chosen a digitized feedback sound (a click) and feedback color (red with a white outline). I have also entered “Jupiter " in the Response gadget, so that each time a user clicks on this spot, the Responsef) function will return the word “Jupiter" to my program, verifying the selection. Figure 3E. The Video icon (labeled Find Video Sequence) controls the laserdisc player. Here, in its requester, I have instructed it to turn on video and play frames 33596-34115, which is the sequence where Jupiter is rotating. Fame has not been enabled, so again program execution continues during the entire time this sequence is playing. Y- V" A y- Figure 3F. Through one of the If . .'Then. . .Else icons, I am now working in the AV Expression Editor. Here, I am checking the Response!) Function to see if the user clicked on the Pause button in the Deluxe Paint control-panel screen image I genlocked over the video signal. If this expression evaluates as true, i.e., if the user clicked on the Pause button, then a?iother Video icon acting as a partner with the If. . .Then. . .Else icon will pause the laserdisc on the current video frame. From p. 42 using Digi-Paint 3 ($ 99.95, NewTek). Loading the digitized HAM picture of the solar system into the program (see Figure 3B), 1 could now use this composite image as my main menu what the user will see first upon starting the application. Using Amiga Visions' Object Editor, I defined Jupiter as a hot spot by drawing a circle around it (see Figure 3C). I assigned a digitized sound (a click) to the area, which would serve as feedback, and also selected a feedback color. When a user selects the Jupiter hot spot, a "click” sound will be played, and Jupiter will momentarily change into a solid color. Waiting on Ready for the Show To Begin .After the hot spot is clicked, program flow which has been stopped at User Input (a Mouse icon from the AV Wait submenu) continues on past that icon to Clear Screen. The screen is cleared, and we begin the music soundtrack (see Figure 3D) a standard SMUS music file, created with Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS) (S99.95, Electronic .Arts), using digitized musical instruments. Moving on to Find Video Sequence (see Figure 3E), we see how the program initiates the full-motion video (a sequence from the laser disc showing a close- up of Jupiter rotating). At this point via the icon just preceding this Video icon the program also displays a screen image I created in Deluxe Paint III ($ 149.95, Electronic Arts). This image, a simple control panel with buttons, allows the user to pause (freeze) the image, continue, replay, or quit. I gen- locked this image on the screen using Commodore’s A2300 Genlock Card (S399). So now we have .Amiga-generated music playing, a video image of Jupiter playing from laser disc, and the on-screen DeluxePaint image of the control panel giving the user final control over the whole multi- media extravaganza. Figure 3F demonstrates one of these user options Pause whereby the program pauses the laser disc on the current video frame. If the user selects Done (the quit button), the video disc stops, the music ends, and tiie entire presentation returns to the solar-system main menu. With not too much more time and effort, you could easily make hot spots for all the planetary images in the main menu and create a different presentation sequence for each one. (In fact, I have already done just that with very impressive results.) A full-scale interactive multimedia application like this would have taken weeks, or even months, to complete using more traditional programming methods. 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Call for details. GVP Custom VLSI Chip Up to 8MB of FAST RAM Expansion Dealers Cirdo 145 on Reader Service Card le S Standardize 62 00 loader Service Card to the Net DESPITE ITS ADVANCED graphics, unparalleled multitasking, and sophisticated selection of software, the .Amiga drops its advantage in one crucial area of world-class computing play: networking. This weak spot in the Amiga’s game is keeping the machine off a good many corporate courts as well as limiting the possibilities for Amiga owners to share data and applications. All that, however, may be about to change, given Commodore’s recent commitment to place the Amiga squarely in the corporate marketplace. With CBM and others introducing networking equipment that supports such major hardware schemes as Ethernet and Arcnet and such popular protocols as Novell, AppleTalk, DECnet, and TCP IP networking appears destined to be a part of the Amiga’s future. Fundamentals of Net Play So what is so special about networking? On the simplest level, networks permit the sharing of equipment. Having several employees use a common printer, modem, hard drive, streaming-tape back-up system, or even a floppy-disk drive is much more cost effective than buying one of each for every individual. The ability to pass messages is another key benefit of networks. If you have ever used an E-mail system, you can understand the simple beauty of leaving a message or list of instructions for someone who is otherwise engaged without playing phone-tag or physically meeting. E-mail alone can make an office much more efficient. In addition to sharing equipment, networked co-workers can easily transfer and share files. For example, everyone can update the customer database or peruse the same documents without the usual mountain of photcopies. At a ? Recent product announcements from both Commodore and third-party developers may move the Amiga, into the forecourt of the corporate networking game. By Doug Barney You’re a war-hardened F-16 fighter pilot supplementing ground forces in an enemy- infested hot spot. Your mission: annihilate enemy tanks, trucks, MiGs, Hinds, pontoon bridges, and supply lines fast! 12 NEW MISSIONS These new heart- pounding missions are MWTiOKCOWTf-KSTKlM FIGHT FAIjCOW MISSION »» FALCON MISSION DISK II ORIGINAL FALCON™ PROGRAM REQUIRED TO RUN FALCON MISSION DISKS. Guaranteed to test the skill of even the most seasoned Falcon pilot. Wield new weapons and equipment. Air- to-air radar-guided missiles, high-speed anti-radiation missiles, and radar jammers. Achieve tank superiority, and you’ll earn the Medal of Honor. Operation: Firefight. The challenge continues... Down oncoming 'copters before destroy your tank _ Spectrum HoloByte A Division of Sphere, Inc, 2061 Challenger Drive, Alameda, CA 94501. (415)522-0107 Actual screens shown. Operation: Counterstrike © 1989, Operation: Firelight ©1990 SPHERE. INC Falcon.Falcon Mission Disk. Falcon Mission Disk II.QperationCounterstrike. Operation: Firefight. And Spectrum HoloByte are trademarks of Sphere, Inc Other products are trademarks of their respective holders AVAILABLE FOR AMIGA AND ATARI* ST™ higher level, networks can even allow users to share applications. In theory, networking is quite simple. Take a couple of computers, a bit of wire, a net- MMK . August 9, 1990 10:28 am I”-! I User GREG On File Server PCG0 Connection 1 NetWare File Server Console VI. 1 t F Broadcast Console Hessage for Clear Connection m Logical Record Locks ivi Open Files Physical Records Foij Other Infornation Senaphores Object Haner GREG Object Type! 1 Full Ha«e: Gregory Rapp Login Tine: August 9, 1998 II Network Address: 88888881:88888813 Commodore network administrator utility for Novell Network. Working protocol, and software that understands that a network exists. Choosing a network can be immensely complicated, however, because you are faced with a bewildering variety of competing hardware, conflicting protocols, and incompatible operating systems. In short, there are far too many “standards.” J To try to get a handle on this confusing situation, let’s examine individually the basic elements of the networking setup. The hardware connecting computers serves as the physical medium through which data passes. Popular hardware schemes include Arcnet (a low-cost, me* dium-performance network), Ethernet (fast and often used with Unix, DEC, and in other large-system environments), Token Ring (typically found at IBM corporate installations), and LocalTalk (for the Apple family). (For more detailed information on each of these networks and on the network protocols mentioned in the next paragraph see the “Networking Glossary” that accompanies this article.) The software comprises both the protocols which allow programs on separate computers to communicate and the programs that manage, or control, the network. Popular protocols include AppleTalk (Apple II and Macintosh systems), DECnet (usually specific to Digital Equipment Corp. computer sites), Novell NetWare (popular in corporate environments), and TCP IP (used with Unix). An Impressive Rally Commodore is taking a relatively sweeping approach Networking Glossary AppleTalk As you can imagine, AppleTalk is a scheme designed by Apple aimed primarily at the Macintosh. The system often uses the relatively slow (0.3 Mbps [megabits per second]) LocalTalk hardware, but has grown in popularity because of its low cost, ease of use and installation, and general reliability. Arcnet A middle-of-the-road hardware solution in terms of performance and price, Arcnet uses a so-called modified token-passing scheme. Under a typical scheme, a token is passed along each node. Only the node possessing the token can send a message. Under the “modified” approach, each node acknowledges receipt of the token. Arcnet automatically reconfigures as nodes change. Client Refers to the workstation's relationship to the server. Database Server Intelligent way of storing database files. The server can sort and manipulate data prior to sending to node. DECnet DECnet is a networking architecture that links Digital Equipment Corp. systems, from large minicomputers to workstations, and is based upon Ethernet hardware. Ethernet A relatively fast system, Ethernet is popular in DEC and Unix environments, Operational speeds are around 10 Mbps, or one million characters per second. FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) An evolving standard for 10- Mbps, fiber-optic cable networks. Fiber Optic A highly advanced form of cabling that uses light to transmit data. This allows for very long distances between nodes. File Locking Protects shared files by allowing only one user at a time to make changes. File Server Nonintelligent way of storing files. Files are stored remotely, but all querying and data manipulation occur on the node. In addition, all activity is controlled by the file server. Some file servers are dedicated, which means that the system is only used as a server. Others are non dedicated and can be used as workstations. Gateway A hardware software combination that links systems with different protocols. Interoperability The ability of devices from a variety of vendors to share data and communicate effectively. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) ISDN specification describes the replacing of an analog telephone network with a digital medium. Under ISDN, phone lines can simultaneously handle image, video, voice, and text data. LAN (Local Area Network) A group of personal computers networked together. Network Management Software that controls LAN access and network resources. NFS (Network File System) A portable (able to be moved from system to system) file-server system used mostly in Unix workstation environments. Node The physical workstation attached to a network. AMIGA PROFILE Net Worth INSTEAD OF TWIDDLING his corporate thumbs until more sophisticated Amiga connectivity tools materialize, Chris Hertel is blazing a trail. .As senior programmer and head of Pcs for the international banking firm of Credit Agricole (CA) in Chicago, Hertel is in the vanguard of enthusiasts seeking to place Amigas in the corporate world. Using a combination of TSS Net (Syndesis), Dale Luck’s XII X-Witt- dows system (GfxBase), and the A2065 Ethernet Adapter (Commodore), Hertel ties .Amigas into the bank’s mammoth network of DEC VAX minicomputers, workstations, and Pcs. Currendv, many of GA’s workstations run X-Windows, a Unix-oriented graphical interface (similar to the Amiga in that regard) that taps the power of both the workstation and larger, more powerful machines. The Amiga ties in when Hertel begins to quote figures. DEC VT 1000 workstations that can run X-Windows tend to run around $ 3000 (not including the additional cost for X-Windows). With the .Amiga, Hertel can do it for less and have the added power of a graphics-based, fully multitasking computer. According to Hertel, the Amiga running TSS Net and XI1 is only a “research vehicle." If Hertel has his way, however, .Amigas will be serving as hubs of relatively low- speed Star networks (networks where all data requests are passed through a single machine) that would then request data from the larger VAX minicomputers. If the machine clears these hurdles, Hertel wants to put Amigas on the desks of the bank’s executives. .Although generally impressed with the .Amiga products, Hertel still faces one or two difficulties. For instance, the .Amiga meets with some resistance, particularly as DEC does not officially support the product. As if this reason alone were not enough, Hertel admits he “can’t find a service contract anywhere. I have to learn to do it all myself.” ?
- DB to networking, considering the combination of hardware and software it announced earlier this year. Hardware debuts included the A2065 Ethernet Network Adapater and the A2060 Arcnet Network Adapter. On the software side, the AS22Q .Amiga client for Novell NetWare and the AS225 for TCP IP and NFS standards also made welcome appearances. Innovative third parties have also rolled up their sleeves in the networking arena. Chief among current third-party products are AppleTalk- and DECnet- compatible systems. Progessive Peripherals’ DoubleTalk and DigiFex’s Interact make up the AppleTalk contingent, while GfxBase, Interworks, ASDG, and Syndesis Text continues on p, 54 Novell A networking protocol very popular in IBM-oriented corporate environments. OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) A networking standard for interconnecting disparate computer systems strongly supported by DEC. Protocol A software method that allows programs on separate machines to communicate. Protocols define signal type, how the signals are received, and the physical arrangement of the network. Record Locking Protects shared database records by allowing only one user at a time to make changes. SNA (Systems Network Architecture) A complicated, still-evolving set of standards from IBM. The ultimate goal of SNA is to allow dissimilar systems to work together effectively on a “peer-to- peer,” or equal, basis. TCP IP (Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol) A networking protocol with broad support deriving from its ability to connect disparate hosts. Generally used with Ethernet hardware, TCP is also popular within Unix environments. The Internet Protocol (IP) originated as a US Dept, of Defense protocol developed for the ARPANET network, and was then revamped for Unix. Terminal Emulation The ability of a personal computer to act, generally via modem, as a terminal to a host system. Thick-Wire Ethernet A form of Ethernet that uses relatively thick, twistedpair wriring. Thick-wire Ethernet, which requires a transceiver at each node, is more expensive than thin-wire Ethernet. Thick-wire carries signals over a greater distance that thin-wire. Thin-Wire Ethernet Generally uses coaxial cable, a thin wiring, and can also run over twisted-pair, Thin-wire does not require a transceiver on each machine. Topology The physical layout of a LAN. There are three major topologies, Bus, Ring, and Star. With a Bus network, all computers are connected via a single linear cable. Data is sent back and forth across the bus or cable and is captured by specific machines. In a Ring network, all computers are connected by a cable that forms a ring. Data is passed along the ring until captured by the target computer. In a Star network, all computers are connected to a central computer that acts as a communications node. All communications must pass through this central computer. Wide Area Network A network in which devices are widely separated. X-Windows A graphical user interface for Unix, developed at MIT, that many firms, including DEC, have made a standard. Essentially a graphics display server, X-Windows is the opposite of most client server systems where the workstation is the client and the larger machine is the server. X-Windows depends upon the power of the server to support the interface, while the back-end or client system provides data processing and manipulation. ?
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2. 5 Mbps Arcnet, local-area network board comes with 2KB of buffer memory, a power supply, and an internal connector for optional 1MB RAM expansion. A2060 Arcnet Network Adapter Commodore S229 Provides Arcnet bus protocols over Arc- net bus topology networks (HIT module). This 2.5 Mbps, autoconfigured card connects to the bus internally via a 100- pin connector, supports up to 256 nodes no further than 2000 feet apart, and features a socket for optional autoboot ROM. It also provides buffered memory to enhance inter-system communications. The A2060 comes with a BNC “T” connector, a BNC-to-BNC cable, and an 93 ohm network terminator, A2065 Ethernet Network Adapter Commodore S349 Provides ANSI 802.3 type Ethernet protocols over thick and thin connections and runs at 10 Mbps. A 32 K onboard RAM buffer provides shared RAM between the Am7990 processor and the A2000. The autoconfigured card connects at the 100-pin internal bus connector with a 15-pin female “D" connector for thick Ethernet Cheapernet with 100 nodes per segment, or a female BNC connector for thin Ethernet Cheapernet networking with 30 nodes per segment. The A2065 features DMA data reading and writing to shared RAM and operates at 10 Mbps. A2232 Multi-Serial Port Board Commodore $ 399 A multi-serial port board, the A2232 provides seven additional RS-232 ports for connecting devices such as terminals, laser-disc players and touch screens. The card connects internally at the 100-pin bus connector. Each eight-pin mini-DIN connector is provided with an adapter cable for conversion to standard DB-25. AIP-2000 Package GfxBase $ 795 Runs at standard 10 Mbps and utilizes 32 K of onboard buffer for incoming and outgoing data; provides thick and thin Ethernet. A-Net Great Valley Products A2000: $ 699; A500: $ 749 Ethernet (thick and thin) network controllers for the A500 and A2000. IEEE
802. 5 standard types A and B, 10 Mbps transfer rate, with 16-bit data path addressing. Supports up to 30 stations with total cable length of up to 600 feet of thin Ethernet co-axial cabling. Conies with 16KB of onboard static RAM, allowing DMA directly to or from the network A2000 controller; also has DMA sequencer allowing DMA transfers direct from or to memory. Comports 8 AMIGA Business Computers S3 79 An A2000 card with two channels connected on external male connectors, one 25-pin and one 15-pin, and six channels on two internal connectors for an 8- channel RS-232 communications interface. Fhe autoconfigured card provides the capability for up to 40 channels (with five boards) and features a baud rate selectable up to 57.6K and a buffer size up to 64K. DoubleTalk Progressive Peripherals Under $ 500 Apple Falk-compatible network for A2000, A3000 and A500, Features a highspeed mode, promising that an Amiga- only network will run at twice the speed of a standard AppleTalk network. Any Amiga can function simultaneously as a file server, printer server, or client. A dedicated system server is not required. The DoubleTalk card comes with a phone jack network adapter and provides an additional serial port with its own CPU and 512K of ROM for performing complex operations. Dual Serial Board ASDG $ 249.95 A single-slot A2000 series- and A3000- compatible board. Provides two AF-com- patible asynchronous serial ports with driver software. Dual Serial Module ASDG $ 199.95 An IEEE 959 module compatible with the Twin X board. Provides two asvn- chronous serial ports with full driver software, ENLAN Interworks $ 295 (base) Phase-IV end-node implementation of DECnet networking. Allows the exchange of files and data with DEC VAX VMS computers or other Amigas running the DECnet protocol. Comes with a VT100 terminal emulator. Supports both thick- and thin-wire Ethernet on A2000s and higher. Interact DigiFex $ 299.99 (A500), $ 329.99 (A2000) A hardware and software AppleTalk networking system that has the capability to create an Amiga-only network with up to 32 nodes and can connect your Amiga or .Amiga-only network to an AppleTalk- compatible laser printer. The A500 package comes with an external RS-422 serial expansion port peripheral with passthru. The A2000 version is a combination of Interact software (see Interact) and a stand-alone MuItiPORT board (see Multi PORT). LANRover ASDG Price not available An Ethernet board for A2000 series and A3000s, conforming to IEEE 802.3 standard and featuring DMA, a 16-bit data path, and on-card memory management. Supports both thick and thin Ethernet connectors. MCS 1000 Comspec $ 205 (Canadian) IEEE printer interface. Microshare MCS 8004 8008 Comspec $ 627 3821 (Canadian) Allows up to eight computers to share a printer. The system includes a despool feature which enables whoever is using the printer at a given time to cancel output without affecting other users, and also a top-of-form feature that helps individuals identify their own output. Comes with a built-in 256K buffer. MuItiPORT DigiFex $ 249.95 A stand-alone expansion card required for using Interact with the A2000 (see Interact in the software section, below). Provides a nine-pin RS-232, a 25-pin parallel printer, and an RS-422 serial port. Serial Solution Checkpoint Technologies $ 199 Adds 25- and 9-pin serial ports. The Serial IV + Card Expert Services $ 299.95 Adds four serial and one parallel port. The serial ports can be reconfigured for a MIDI device. Twin-X ASDG $ 329.95 General purpose I O board that serves as a dual IEEE 959 interface board. This A2000-compatible card can host any two standard or one double-wide IEEE 959 modules available on the market. Provides a standard autoconfigured interface to the Amiga, allowing its modules to autoconfigure under KickStart from
1. 2 and later. SOFTWARE AS220 Commodore $ 149 This .Amiga client goes by the official name of Amiga Networking Software for Novell NetWare. It gives the Amiga the capability of utilizing Commodore’s A2060 adapter to communicate with Novell Networks running Novell NetWare, version 2.15 or higher. The software features password security and provides the user with two interfaces: a text-oriented interface or the Amiga mouse-based interface. Users can employ the Amiga’s multitasking feature to simultaneously run other programs under AmigaDOS and or the MS-DOS with Amiga Bridgeboard options. AS225 TCP IP and NFS Software Commodore $ 199 Provides the Amiga with the ability to connect to DoD and other networks that support either TCP IP or NFS standard packet-switching protocols. Interact DigiFex $ 79.95 AppleTalk networking software that allows you to send Amiga text and graphics output to an AppleTalk-compatible laser printer. Requires DigiFex MuItiPORT Board (see hardware section). Middleman Benaiah Computers $ 59.95 A VT100 terminal emulator that supports numeric keypad graphics and baud rates from 300 to 19,200. Middleman II Benaiah Computers $ 149.95 Tekronix 4105 color terminal emulator. TSSnet Syndesis $ 395 DECnet and X-ll (X-Window implementation from GfxBase) support for the Amiga. TSSnet can communicate over both Ethernet and the serial port, and provides multiple concurrent sessions between Amiga tasks and those running on any other nodes. X-ll GfxBase S395 Implementation of X-Window System, version 11, from the MIT X-Window Consortium. Offers the capability to access host-based applications. Supports local X-based applications, AS225, and color. X-ll Programmers Toolkit GfxBase $ 250 An implementation of X-Window System client programming interface. Provides client application programming access to the network transparent and operating system. The Toolkit consists of the MIT Xlib interface libraries, including the higher-level MIT Xt intrinsics library adapted to compile native Amiga clients using the Lattice 5.0 C Compiler. ? From f). 51 provide DECnet-compatible Ethernet systems. I he reasons for AppleTalk support are fairly obvious. Despite its relatively slow operational speed in the Apple arena (owing to the LocalTalk Apple hard- ware), it is a low-cost system with a reputation for ease of use and reliability. In addition, in an Amiga- only setup with Amiga networking hardware, the AppleTalk system will function at considerably faster speeds. But why DECnet? Perhaps Commodore and others are simply following Apple’s lead. One of Apple’s first and foremost networking goals has been to connect with Digital Equipment’s VAX computers, because many DEC sites also have large installations of Macs, which are used primarily in scientific and design capacities. With at least similar and probably better-potential offered by the Amiga, it is easy to see why there is now a proliferation of Amiga-to-DECnet products. On still another route, Commodore’s AS220 software system allows the .Amiga to work with Novell- based networks. Renowned for its high performance and flexibility, Novell’s NetWare software is a huge success, and corporations flock to the Orem, UT- based firm. With a properly installed Novell network, Amiga users can take advantage of all the cost-effective networking benefits mentioned previously. In addition, software updates can occur on the server, rather than on each personal computer. Amiga users can also share data and computer resources with other personal computers on the network, including Macintosh and IBM Pcs, as well as IBM mainframes, Sun workstations, and DEC VAXes. (Keep in mind, however, that Commodore’s Novell implementation requires the installation of a nonAmiga computer generally a fast IBM PC or compatible to act as the server. The .Amiga can only access information as a client.) Commodore, however, is testing the AS220 software with Arcnet and Ethernet schemes. Picking up the Ethernet hall, Oxxi has an add-on device driver under development that, according to company representatives, will allow third-party Ethernet cards such as those from Hydra, GVP, and ASDG to run with the Commodore software. Currently, you can ? Manufacturers’ Addresses ASDG Comspec Great Valley Products Progressive Peripherals 925 Stewart St. 74 Win gold Ave. 600 Clark Ave. 464 Kalamath St. Madison, WI 53713 Toronto, Ont. King of Prussia, PA 19406 Denver, CO 80204 608 273-6585 Canada M6B 1 P5 215 337-8770 303 825-4144 416 785-3553 Benaiah Computer Products Interworks Syndesis PO Box 1147 DigiFex 195 E. Main St., Suite 230 N9353 Benson Rd. 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* Detailed historical notes, manual and poster included Ending Screen Sixteenth Centuiy Japan was controlled by feudal lords. Each ruled a single fief, each wanted to become Shogun and rule the entire nation. One man, Oda Nobunaga, came close but failed. He paid the penalty for failure, death. Take Nobunaga's place and unite Japan. On the battlefield, attack and retreat. Use the terrain to your best advantage. During times of peace, build your economy, keep your peasants happy and your soldiers loyal or risk revolt. Negotiate with other lords, or perhaps you would rather just send Ninja. Seize all the advantages you can. You’ll need them! FEATURES:
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Ifand when the Amiga makes major inroads into large corporations, we may see developers tackle the heavy hardware. Stuck at Deuce? As difficult as building individual networking products may sound, the real problem will be to make Amiga applications work effectively with the networks. Given the confusing multiplicity of networking systems, we’re talking about a task of considerable proportions. Commodore, however, plans to ease that burden. In an “unannounced research project” the firm is writing a so-called network adapter independence layer into the Amiga’s operating system. According to Commodore, when this project is completed, all conforming network software will work with any supported network transmission medium. As Commodore’s VP of Applications and Technical Support Jeff Scherb explains, this would allow a properly written version of DECnet to work with Ethernet, Arcnet, and other hardware adapters of the future. 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By the same token, do not overload on reading documentation. There’s too much information to digest at once; concentrate on what you need immediately. Go easy on advanced assembler tools, such as macros and includes, as welt. They will be useful later, but at first they might mask the nature of what your code is doing. Gather Your Tools If you cannot afford a commercial assembler, linker, and debugger, check your user’s group or bulletin board for the public-domain programs A68K (by Charlie Gibbs), Blink (by John Toebes), and Debug (by Jim Thibodeau and Larry La Plume), Free assemblers do have one drawback. Unlike commercial packages, they do not include the useful sets of supplementary files called includes and libs, because the files are copyrighted by Commodore. You can, however, get along without these files. Their most important information is offset values, which tell a program how' to find a position within a data structure and the specific jump-table offset to use in calling a library function. You can find these values in several books; a good choice is Amiga ROM Kemal Manual, Includes and Autodocs ($ 57.90, Addison-Wes- Icy, Route 128, Reading, MA 01867, 617 944-3700). For further research, you’ll find no better reference for the microprocessor chips than the manufacturer: The Motorola MC68000 Programmer's Manual, catalog M68000 PM AD ($ 3.70, LDC, PO Box 20924, Phoenix, AZ 85036, 800 521-6274). For AmigaDOS calls, the official reference is The AmigaDOS Manual ($ 24.95, Bantam Computer Books, 666 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10103, 212 765-6500). A Simple Sample Let’s try a simple program that prints a message (Hello, world!) And runs from the CLI only. We’ll plan the program from the inside out, first discussing the command that does the job, then adding the extra code to perform the setups the Amiga requires. To send the message, you use the DOS call, Write( ), which sends .ASCII characters to an output stream, 'The register setup is: A6 DOSBase, the address of dos.library (jump table) D1 output handle, a value defining our output path D2 data address, a pointer to the message “Hello, world!” D3 data length, size of the message “Hello, w orld!” Invoke Write( ) with a subroutine call (JSR) to address DOSBase minus hexadecimal 30. (Note that the jump table is below the DOSBase reference pointer.) This command returns a value in register DO that could be used for error checking, but we won’t worry about that right now. You know how to set up the D2 data address; that will be the message “Hello, world!” that you will define near the end of the program. 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The first step is to find the “jump table*’ (Library Base, in Amiga terms) that gives you access to the DOS calls. This is not always located at the same address in memory, so you have to look for it. In fact, some libraries won’t be in memory at all when you first search; they will be loaded from disk at that time. Whether you’re looking for the library base or loading it, use the Exec call, Open Library) ), which searches for a library base according to a name you supply. The register setup is; A6 ExecBase, address of the Exec Library (jump table) A1 a pointer to the library name in ASCII DO zero or a library version number To return the library address in register DO, invoke OpenLibrary) ) with a subroutine call (JSR) to address ExecBase minus hexadecimal 228. If the command returns zero, you did not find the address. The library name, like the “Hello, world!” message, will be written into your program. Be sure to take three precautions: Follow the name string by a binary zero character; spell the library name with upper- and lowercase letters exactly as specified; and, when you’re finished, remember to close all libraries you opened. .An Exec call, CloseLibrary) ), makes a note that you do not need a library any more. (When all programs accessing it close a library, the system removes it from memory.) The register setup is: A6 ExecBase, address of the Exec Library (jump table) Al a pointer to the library base You invoke CloseLibrary) ) with a subroutine call (JSR) to address ExecBase minus hexadecimal 19E. Let’s review the program flow again. First, call OpenLibrary) ) to get the DOS library base; then print, using Output) ) and Write) ). Next, free the DOS library with CloseLibrary) ). That doesn’t sound too hard, but you may seem to be running into a paradox. You need to get ExecBase (often called SysBase), the pointer to the Exec library. Are you starting to go around in circles? Nope. The base of the Exec library might be any of several places, but you have an easy way of finding it: Its address is always stored in the longword at location 4 (that’s four bytes, ranging from 4 to 7). No more calls are needed; just grab the address and start using it. One more piece of useful data: All system calls are likely to change registers DO, Dl, AO and Al; the values in the other registers (D2 to 1)7 and A2 to A7) will be preserved. If you’re smart, you’ll make your own subroutines work that way, too. Theory in Action I won’t explain the instructions or addressing modes here; check them with any reference document. You can enter the following code from an editor program, and then assemble and link it to produce a simple, working program. It’s complete in itself; no includes, linked libraries, or macro files are needed. ; Optional for some assemblers section code ; Open and set up the DOS library MOVE.L 4,A6 ; set up ExecBase in A6 LEA DosName = pc),A1; address of Dos name Into A1 MOVEQ 0,D0 ; any version JSR ~$ 228(A6) ; call OpenLibrary(“dos. Libra ry”,0) TST.L DO ; did we get the dos library? BEQ.S Exit ; nope, give up ; Find the output handle. MOVE.L D0.A6 ; set up DosBase into A6 JSR $ 3C(A6) ; Output)) MOVE.L D0.D1 ; setup output handle ; Send the message. LEA Msg(pc),AO ; address of Hello, world! MOVE.L A0,D2 ; . .into D2 MOVEQ 14,D3 ; size of Hello, world! JSR S30(A6) : Write(handle,"Hello, world!"14) ; Close the DOS library MOVE.L A6,A1 ; DosBase pointer MOVE.L
4. A6 ; using Exec library JSR
- S19E(A6) ; CloseUbrary(DosBase) MOVEQ 0,D0 ; signal ‘no error’ Exit RTS DosName
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By Joel Hagen IN WOODY ALLEN’S movie “Zelig" clever compositing techniques placed Allen’s character convincingly into scenes with Adolph Hitler, Babe Ruth, and other real, historical Figures on newsreel footage. Through software such as Deluxe- Faint III (Electronic Arts), Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek), Deluxe PhotoLab (Electronic Arts), and Photon Paint 2 (Micro- Illusions), the Amiga can put similar capabilities in your hands. For this introduction to photo-compositing techniques, we will use DeluxePaint and the Amiga’s 1 (5-level gray scale. A future column will explore HAM methods for achieving the same objective. Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve Been Thinkin1, . Compositing a photo of a person into another scene is a fun first project. You could join the crew on the bridge of the Enterprise, have your little brother body-slam Hulk Hogan, or put your mother-in-law on the surface of Mars. For the illustration accompanying this column, I started with a Matthew Brady portrait of Abe Lincoln, then searched for a suitable image to add to it. 1 chose a photo of the Mimbreno warrior, Man- gus, that matched the Lincoln lighting fairly closely. Sometimes (as I did in this case) you can even flip an image in the computer to match shadow directions. I used Digi-View (NewTek) to capture both images adjusting brightness, contrast, and sharpness, so that both pictures matched as closely as possible before saving, I had to adjust the distance from photo to camera differently for the two images to get the heads about the same size. Marking the measurements of Abe’s head on a piece of paper held to the screen, I was then able to use them as a reference for focusing the camera on the Mangus photo. You it will find that attention to detail in selecting images, sizing them, and balancing the image-processing settings in the digitizer will make compositing much easier and more effective. Loading the image of Abe into Dpaint, I worked in a 32-color palette for convenience. In order *o use the Shade and Blend modes, I remapped the shuffled Digi-View gray scale to a sequential gray scale. Referring to the palette positions as 0 through 31,1 made color 16 black, color 31 white, and color 0 near-black, with the blue slider raised one notch. I “Spread” color 16 to color 31 to get the required sequential gray scale and set it as the only Range. For menu readability, I made color 1 brown and then made all other colors nongray. It is critical that all colors be nongray except the last 16. If you have done everything correctly, the picture will be unrecognizable colored confetti. Now, however, go to the Picture menu, select submenu Change Color, and choose Remap. The computer remembers the original grays in the picture and searches your new palette for the equivalents you have provided. After several seconds, the image should pop back to its original appearance, remapped to the last 16 colors. If it fails to do so, reload the original image, select Restore Palette from the Change Color submenu to bring back your sequential palette, and then Remap again. “My Captain. , .Your Cap ’T Ain’t Right!” Saving the remapped image, I then loaded Mangus to the spare screen. Using Restore Palette and Remap, I matched it to Abe's palette. With brushes from the tool bar, I carefully “erased” the background color around Mangus with a nongray color, which allowed me to pick him up as a brush from the background. Flip- There are big kicks to be had from small tricks as these compositing techniques will clearly demonstrate. Ping to Abe on the spare screen, I positioned him to see if the composite had potential. I quickly saw lie was too light, a little too large, and outlined with a lot of dark pixels from the background of his original image. Back on his screen, I cleared the screen, stamped him clown on (lie left as a safety image in case I made mistakes, and pressed SHIFT-O. This removed a single-pixel outline from the Mangus brush, getting rid of most of the “mat line” of dark pixels. I stamped this new brush down to work on and then pressed the F5 key for the Shade mode. Positioning the brush precisely over the screen image, I clicked the appropriate mouse button once to darken him one level. Picking him up, I checked him against Abe and found the match good. I hit the “ ” key once to reduce his size, returned him to his own screen, and saved him. 1 wanted to place Mangus behind Abe, the top hat, and the table. To do so, 1 made a two-color version of Abe’s picture as a mask. Using the “ ” key to sample the values of the background, I noted that I would get a clean silhouette by making the first seven dark grays one color. In the Stencil tool, I selected the last nine grays and then Make Stencil. Selecting blue from my palette as a background color, I cleared the screen to make the seven dark grays all blue giving me a clean silhouette of all foreground objects in the photo. I cleared the stencil, selected that blue and then Make Stencil. This foreground area was now established as a mask. 1 toggled Stencil off and reloaded the image of Abe. Bringing my Mangus brush into that image, I toggled Stencil on and he popped neatly into the background. Cleanup, the final stage of compositing, will make or break the image. I began with a single-pixel brush and Magnify. Using the n key, 1 moved around the edge of [he Mangus cutout striving to eliminate hard edges by changing Edge values to ones closer to the background. The key allowed me to pick appropriate colors from the magnified screen for pixel-by- pixel changes. I frequently used a single pixel in the Shade mode to easily darken or lighten a row of pixels. Turning off magnification, I used Blend mode to nudge edges where needed and to feather the hair and headgear into the background. With a small brush, 1 used the Smooth tool sparingly to blur a few spots that were still too sharp. I cut out Man- gus’s cap, flipped it, and put it on Abe modifying it with Blend and Shade. That was about it. So we have history rewritten on the Amiga. Our little project was purely for fun, but we are also seeing increasing computer alteration of journalistic images without realizing we are being handed a modified reality. This is risky magic in a free society, and the legal and ethical bounds of such techniques are coming under closer scrutiny. Therefore, cavea t corn posit or: “So now this craft I to vou confer; Do not the wrath of the gods incur” ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oak- dale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. Editor's Note: Welcome to our new monthly column on multimedia. It will feature a variety of experts bringing you tips, techniques, or tutorials on different aspects of Amiga multimedia productions. Multi Media Picking the Right Program YOU HAVE THE perfect interactive presentation mapped out in your mind. All you need now is multimedia software to build it. Find the functions you plan to use in the list below and see which programs handle them most skillfully. Hot-Key Random Access to Stills and Animations: If you need simple page flipping only, I suggest Elan Performer
2. 0 (Elan Designs, $ 59). It lets you easily assign animations and stills to every key on the keyboard. By putting the program in Record mode you can display pictures and animations using the hot keys, and then later play back the entire sequence with the same timing. AmigaVision (Commodore, $ 149), The Director (Right Answers Group, $ 69.95), Viva (MichTron, S 199.95), and Can Do (INO- Vatronics, SI49.95) also allow you to assign an unlimited number of keys to specific actions in the presentation. Interactor (Very Vivid, $ 79) and TV* Show (Zuma Group, $ 99.95) limit you to function keys, while DeluxeVideo III (Electronic Arts, S 149.95) limits you to eight assignable keys. Text Handling: The Director and CanDo lead the pack with powerful text capabilities that let them interpret typed input, scanning for a specified set of characters. Although AmigaVision cannot do sophisticated text interpretation, it will accept keyboard entries during a By Geoffrey Williams presentation and is able to integrate them with database functions. Mouse Button Control: If you want the mouse buttons to behave like a slide projector's remote control, TV*Show is the best choice. I he left mouse button moves the presentation forward; the right button shows the previous image. If you are used to slide presentations, you’ll have no trouble adapting. While AmigaVision makes mouse control easy, it ignores the right button and, as a result, lacks TV*Show's verv useful for- ward and reverse capabilities. Hot Spots: A hot spot is a graphic element on the screen that, when clicked on, triggers an event. Interactor lets you create animated buttons that can move around the screen. CanDo lets you ere- J ate buttons that will trigger different scripts depending upon whether they are double-clicked, single-clicked, clicked and dragged, or clicked and released. AmigaVision lets you create buttons with its object editor or import brushes to use as buttons. TV*Show and Elan Performer do not use hot spots, and Viva and UltraCard (Intuitive Technologies, S50) can handle only rectangular buttons, not the free-form ones available in the other programs. Playing Back Different Formats: Elan Performer is the only interactive software 1 know of that supports multiple animation formats. You can play ANIM, Movie, and RIFF animations, as well as show RGBS, RGBN, and Commodore’s RGB 24 picture formats, which it converts and displays as 11 AM. Transitions: Fancy wipes and reveals between pictures add visual interest. DeluxeVideo III is the leader, offering 13 wipe effects (each with four adjustable patterns) and 16 variable-speed slide effects. TV*Show has 40 variable-speed transitions, and AmigaVision has 18, with a choice of three set speeds. The other programs’ transitions are either limited or nonexistent. Linking Animations: One way to create longer and more interactive animations is to sequence several short ones together. 4'his also allows you to change color palettes in between. Few programs, however, splice segments seamlessly. Viva puts a grey screen between them. RV*Show pauses for almost five seconds. AmigaVision introduces a pause of about one second, while DeluxeVideo III hesitates briefly but still perceptibly between animations. Only The Director and Elan Performer link animations together without interruption. Memory-Efficient Animation: While the ANIM compression format is efficient for cel animation, long sequences still consume large chunks of memory and disk space. Storing bits and pieces of an animated sequence in memory and moving them as needed is a more compact method. The simplest approach is to have the program move a brush around the screen, as in TV*Show. For real power, however, The Director and DeluxeVideo III are the leaders. Dvideo lets you move brushes and ANIMbrushes across the screen along straight, curved, or erratic paths. You can even move an ANIMbrush while scrolling *>¦ Reach Out And Grab It rame Grabber,. Real Time Video Image Digitizer For desktop publishing, video production, computer art or any multimedia application, nothing’s faster than FrameGrabber! Digitize live color or B&W video images from a Video Camera, VCR, or other video sources in as Little as 1160th of a second... with a single keypress. Use Fra me Grabber’s live software video switch to preview the shot on your Amiga monitor - before digitizing1! FrameGrabber captures live images in 2 to 4,096 colors, in screen resolutions ranging from 320x200 to 640x400, including overscan2. FrameGrabber’s external control knobs give you full hardware control of Intensity, Hue, and Saturation, to adjust for all types of lighting and video conditions. FrameGrabber uses its own built-in RAM to digitize, leaving the RAM in your Amiga free to run other applications. Powerful image control software (included) offers the following unique features:
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- Resolutions slightly higher in PAL version. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines Inc. M U L T I M E I) I A behind it a SuperBitMap (a picture wider than the screen). As an ANIM, this would take up a lot of memory. With Dvideo, all you have in memory is the background screen and the ANIMbrush; the program then manipulates these two elements as you wish. You can also specif)- different movements based on the way the viewer interacts with your presentation. Instead of having a separate ANIM for each response, you have a variety of scripts that describe the movement of the on-screen objects. The Director is even more efficient: You load a screen of graphics into memory and display or animate sections of that screen. While The Director is designed for users who want the most from their presentation software, it is entirely script- based and therefore the hardest to use. Interactive Animation: Being able to change the flow of an animation by interacting with it is one of the most powerful capabilities of interactive multi- media. Can Do, Dvideo, The Director, and AmigaVision all do a good job of creating interactive animation, but none Manufacturers’ Addresses Commodore Business Machines 1200 Wilson Blvd. West Chester, PA 19380 215 431-9100 Elan Design PO Box 31725 San Francisco, CA 94131 415 359-7212 Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 INOVAtronics 8499 Greenville Ave., Suite 209B Dallas, TX 75231 214 340-4991 Intuitive Technologies distributed by mediaMAXX 1199 Forest Ave., Suite 264 Pacific Grove, CA 93950 800 456-6299 comes close to the power of Interactor. That program lets you specify animated brushes as buttons for the viewer to click, even while those brushes are in motion. .-Ml animated objects, including buttons, can be affected by such variables as gravity, friction, and acceleration, and they can even detect collisions with other on-screen objects. If you wish, a mouse click or a collision will resequence the animation in the animated brush. Sound: Deluxe Video III gives you the most control over digitized sounds, letting you alter pitch, volume, channel, stereo separation, and the ability to pan a sound from one speaker to the other. AmigaVision and Can Do let you set the volume and channel only, while The Director and TV*Show let you set the volume and pitch. Interactor controls only pitch. All allow you to specify the number of times the sound repeats. An often vital function is to synchronize a sound effect to a particular animation frame. TV*Show makes this very easy by triggering a sound effect on a specific frame of the animation. The MichTron 3285 Lapeer Rd. West Auburn Hills, Ml 48057 313 377-8898 Right Answers Group Box 3699 Torrance, CA 90510 213 325-1311 Very Vivid 1499 Queen St. West Toronto, Ont. Canada M6R 1A3 416 246-5081 Zuraa Group 6733 N. Black Canyon Phoenix, AZ 85015 602 246-6708 Director is also frame specific. With DeluxeVideo III, you can watch the timeline and get an approximate synchronization. While CanDo plays ANIM- brushes only, it will play a sound on a specific ANIMbrush frame. Interactor uses its own brush-animation format for animation, but it does provide frame-accurate sound synchronization. Music and MIDI: Botli Dvideo and .AmigaVision can play SMUS music files, even through a MIDI instrument. While better MIDI support is planned for the next AmigaVision upgrade, Dvideo currently has the best MIDI and music support, with control over tempo and volume. AmigaVision gives you control over volume only and is limited to four MIDI channels. Scoring: Being able to keep score is especially important for educational applications. CanDo, Interactor, AmigaVision, Viva, and The Director all fit the bill with scoring and math capabilities. Laser-Disc Control: Only AmigaVision and Viva offer easy-to-use interfaces for laser-disc control. Both let you pop up a control panel with which you can search for the sequences. Programming a laser- video sequence for automatic play is a snap with both of these programs. AJRexx: Arexx is a language that lets multitasking programs communicate with and control each other. Deluxe- Video III can send Arexx messages, but cannot receive them. AmigaVision, CanDo, and Elan Performer have two- way Arexx ports, which means that they can control other programs as well as receive instructions from them. Arexx support is also promised for the next upgrade of The Director. 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649. 00 NY Warriors By Peter Olafson ONE OF A handful of shoot- ’em-ups that behave like stand-up quarter-eaters, NY Warriors explodes onto the Amiga’s screen rich with detail. While your green-suited man is burning down everyone in sight, trees blow gently in the wind. Rats run across your path. Clouds of insects hover over trash bins. People pop up from manholes and park benches, and they’re not polite at all. The concept is a bit like Warriors, the gang movie of a decade ago. Terrorists have planted a nuclear device in the World Trade Center and are holding New York hostage. They want Manhattan, Greenwich Village, and southeastern Schenectady. (I know, Greenwich Village is part of Manhattan, but this is what it says in the manual.) Scrolling is multi-directional, and as you progress through eight sections of the city, finding your way out becomes tougher and tougher. Enemies grow decidedly more intelligent not simply more numerous and trigger-happy with each of the four levels of difficulty. To help, the game permits stockpiling of resources; up to two improved weapons are accumulated and then automatically substituted when the better one is exhausted. NY Warriors has a distinctly Amiga feel, as well. A wonderful Sonix-built score kicks things along. If you like, you can toggle it off and just listen to the firestorm of explosions. Fhe detonations (and the game graphics generally) are rendered in a rich, deep palette that lends this forsaken city a kind of hyper-reality. It’s almost a shame that the pace is so frenetic, as there’s a great deal to take in. Play it once to win. Play it again to see what vou can see. It could have been perfect. I’m a little tired of two-disk games that won't recognize a second drive or support a hard disk. The high-scores screen on my copy was marred by a graphic glitch a rather tatty ending, considering the pristine quality of what preceded it. Compared with the artfulness and depth of the game, the failings are petty. NY Warriors is one great shoot-’em-up that belongs in every arcade gamer’s collection. ($ 49.99; Virgin Wastertromc Inc., 18001 Cowan, Suites A iff B, Irvine, CA 92714, 714 833-8710. One megabyte required.) Crib Notes By Peter Olafson DOCKING YOUR SHIP in Operation Spruance (Parsec, $ 49.95) Is the toughest part. Grounding is much more likely to end your mission than enemy fire. The best method of berthing the ship that I've found is analogous to parallel parking: Move it slowly (10 percent power), adopt a steep angle of approach, cut back the wheel at the last moment, and put it in reverse. You can do this in forward or reverse, but I found the rear view and reverse controls a little awkward. Getting away from the dock isn’t nearly the problem it appears. Don’t bother backing out. You can turn the ship on a dime, and without taking any timbers off the pier. Put it in reverse, crank your rudder full left, and, when the ship is at a 90-degree angle to the dock, kick it into forward and pull your rudder right. If you time it correctly, you’ll be pointed between two channel markers. The first mission isn't bad, provided you react quickly to the two Tomcats at 12 o'clock. Don’t pause for a second once you've made them. If they take out any of your systems, you might as well restart. You'll need only Sparrows against them, however, so they're expendable once the jets are down. Other craft can be easily managed if you survive their air-to-ground missiles.
• Hey, nobody said you had to fight the ores on your first mission in Times of Lore (Origin, $ 39.95), Just grab the urn it's southwest ol the clearing and get out. If you do have to fight, be sure you first get the dagger from the woodsman's house.
• Ultima V (Origin, $ 59.95) should be out for the Amiga soon, and I'll open the new year with a slew of hints for that monster adventure. In the meantime. Here are some direction signs for people stalled in the end-game of its predecessor. What’s worse than getting to the entrance to the Chamber of the Codex (that last room is a killer, isn’t ft?) And not having the answers? Nothing. You’re told most of them explicitly within the body of the game, but if you've skimmed over the philosophical stuff, which is not as question-and- answer oriented, you may find yourself all dressed up with no place to go. For one thing, you’ll need a good understanding of the virtues and the principles on which they're based. For another, there’s that three-syllable word of passage. You have the syllables. But can't figure their order. Well, think. You've been hearing about truth, love, and courage until you’re blue in the face. It's almost as though old Lord British were trying to drill something into you, isn't it? I hope you also wrote down the letters that appeared as you achieved avatarhood in each virtue. If it looks like gobbledygook, remember that the virtues, like the principles, have a certain order.
• I came across some Dungeon Master (FTL $ 39.95) arcana on one of the networks the other day. You probably think the barbarian Halk is just a bruiser. Not so. If you have him use magic objects, he'll gain a magic point or two. With two, he can cast ‘'LO,'' which doesn't mean a thing, but with repeated use wiil give him enough experience to advance a level. (The posting, by a Jason Freund, indicated Continued on p. 84 WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER FACE-OFF AGAINST? KonamK introduces two more ruthless opponents for your home computer. Whetheryou want to get crushed against the boards or have your body drained of blood, the choice is yours. In Blades of Steel; control ice-blistering speed and momentum, as you fire the puck past tenacious defenders, duck punches thrown by high-sticking enforcers or even protect the net from 100 mph penalty shots. And in Castlevania; journey through the most horrifying maze of evil ever devised, battling unearthly creatures with your mystic whip and masterful senses until you come face-to-fang with the death defying Count Dracula. So grab your hockey stick and silver cross, then go head-to-head against the kind of competition you've dreamed about. M M m m m MM * And feared. Konami Inc. (708} 215-51 f I Blades of Steel* and Castlevania-are registered trademarks of Kcnami Inc Konami* isa registered trademark of Konami Industry Co. Ltd. 1990 Konami Inc BfliWALL
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• Jason Gordon of Overland Park. KS, wonders whether the rings and hooks on DATs walls are good for anything. I’ve never found any use for them too big for my fingers, too small to hang a hat on but I understand there's at least one spot where they’ll come in handy. Besides, in this game, it's a good practice not to let anything go untouched.
• More Dungeon Master. Ian Boreyko of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, writes that he’s been stuck for two weeks in a Level 6 room with a pit trap, a teleporter and a switch. (Look for my name on the wall, Ian. I've stayed at that motel, too.) The trick Is the interrelationship of those features. The switch controls the teleport field. You’ll want to put an item where the field is located. Throw the switch, and the item is whipped around the corner, which makes the trap close. Turn off the field to get the item back, and open the door to get the key.
• Kevin Bunker of South Thomaston, ME, offers a clever way to chalk up mind-numbing numbers of experience points in Bard's Tale II (Electronic Arts, S59.95). It's quite legitimate, but it capitalizes on a weakness in the game, and if you think man was born to suffer, you may want to skip it. You'll need a spellcaster who can cast “Disrupt Illusion.’’ Now, go out and find yourself a monster band that includes illusion- casting magic-users. (Kev mentions the Makers on Level 4 of Dargath's Tower as an example.) Cast the “Disrupt Illusion" spells at the opening of combat. Kill off the front men, but leave the spellcasters alone. They'll keep conjuring up illu- PRODUCTS Totally radical music software from Dr. T’s! Good music software should be as personal as a vintage guitar, and as powerful as a 300 watt amplifier stack. Our sequencers have always been able to configure themselves to the way you want to work. The V3.0 Level II and KCS revisions are even more powerful and easier to use than ever before. . Our Multi Program Environment allows dynamic data transfer, as well as standard multitasking. Transcribe directly from the sequencer.to Copyist, record your Caged Artist editor “moves” directly into the sequencer, or use AutoMix (included free with V3.0 Level II and KCS) to perform real time “|lpM iwns.,’ if pu need to sync to tape, our Phantom SMPTE synchronizer locks you up faster and cheaper than you would have dreamed! And Dr.T’sP isd Laurf Spiegel’s acclaimed Music Mouse program to our line of quality products. And if you are looking for a great place to start try TIGER Cul tiuencing and scoring for only $ 99! Fencing ant never go out Dr.T’s, software of quality and power tli i lLL.llul li ssa ¦man* aa iiHBnans rutiin i 0] CoJtputev- Lab!- ?C!2*Eillia[I31EI«Hl[Ein3EiiT*HlIElB3CaHIBl[iU] 1 coiluci P > IHTRO [25 ) BREAK pTGROOUE 2 14 Proteus3 26 $ 1060: 38 BigKick 3 « ithylhn 15 Piano 1 HU 2? Satiplfs 39 HornHit2 HU 4 Kick 16 E Bass 23 Scratch HU 49 BigBass 5 Snare 1 17 Pad 1 29 Oh yea! HU 41 Xlead 6 Snare 2 18 Hornhits HU 30 Thunpit 42 THE PHANTOM El E3 HU Ehl Start: HW.IiMiIittfrlMl Dropouts: B'IH-1 sec. 7 Tinbale h!l 19 Keaoen 31 43 >CL0SE 8 Hi-Hats 20 REC 32 JSIRIKGS 44 Xplode 9 Tons HU 21 HI: 33 Violin 1 45 HI: 10 22 Vibes 34 Viola 1 46 ProtPian 11 23 Voices 35 Cello I 47 Pad 2 12 24_36 Bass I 43 SEQUENCERS LEVEL II 3.0 w AutoMix KCS 3.0 w AutoMix TIGER Cub MRS V1.1 EDITORS LIBRARIANS CASIO VZ-1 VZ-RIDER CZ RIDER DX HEAVEN EMU Proteus ESQ’apade ESQ-1 SQ-80 4-OP DELUXE (Yamaha) KAWAI K-1 KAWAI K-5 KORG M-1 LEXICON PCM-70 OBERHEIM MATRIX 6 1000 ROLAND D-110 ROLAND D-50 ROLAND MT-32 X-ORV1.1 (UNIVERSAL EDITOR) COMPOSITION SCORING COPYIST APPRENTICE COPYIST DTP TIGER (GRAPHIC EDITOR) MISCELLANEOUS MODEL-A MIDI INTERFACE PHANTOM SMPTE SYNCHRONIZER Music Software of the Year, 1988 Commodore Magazine “Our hands-down favorite new piece of software, TIGER... is a music composition program whose elegance is simply stunning. Finally, a program that bridges the gap between cold, hard technology and the creative musician." Keyboard Magazine “The most powerful and dependable of MIDI sequencers for the Amiga is KCS..." Amiga World “(Copyist is) a composer’s delight that provides score editing, file conversion capability, and custom printing all in one package." Amiga World “(MRS)... compared to other sequencers, it is a great value.” AMIGA Times "(Level II) is a powerful collection of MIDI recording and editing tools that works well, is responsive, and is designed with the high- end user in mind." MESSAGES Amiga Sentry 100 Crescent Road, Suite 1B Needham, MA 02194
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U. S. Navy’s mighty F6F Hellcat fighter with a Looney- Tunes backdrop. If you succeed, you've got a good picture of Wings of Fury. According to the story, the
U. S.S. Wasp is badly damaged and must make its way back to port. As the only pilot on the aircraft carrier (poor recruiting tactics, I guess), you must take to the skies and defend the Wasp against Japanese torpedo planes, battlecruisers, and island guns. For weapons, your Hellcat is equipped with six .50-caliber machine guns, along with your choice of bombs, rockets, or a torpedo. Control over these would have made up for all the game’s other weaknesses. Also, the ship's maximum speed is over 50 knots, which is well above the top speed of any real destroyer, and you can go in reverse just as fast! The game does, however, offer a good feel for com- While the game’s graphics do have a slightly comical and cartoonish look, they are definitely up to snuff. The waves in the water change shades of blue, the ships are detailed manding a warship. Function keys 6-9 move you from below decks to one of five Bridge positions. From them, you can pan your view 360 degrees, look up and down, and even walk forward. Although the 3-D, filled-vector graphics are good, there is one unfortunate problem: The quay is the same color as the ship, which makes differentiating between them difficult while docking and departing. OS has possibilities and, with a major refitting, could become the standard for warship simulations. A better manual, the addition of the missing weapons and sensors, and easier piloting controls would make the game an armchair sailor’s dream. As it is, however, I recommend you leave Operation Spruance in port. ($ 49.95, Par- sec Software, 2506 S. Golf View, Plant City, FL 33566. No special requirements.) And colorful, and the pixelsized deck officers direct you with semaphores. The horizontally scrolling scene zooms in when you fly at low altitudes, providing a more de- ? Sory creatures, and you’ll keep disbelieving in them and getting credit for killing 'em. This can on go on al! Night "When you get sick of racking up points and gold, simply move in and slaughter the poor fools," Kevin writes.
• Remy LaFarque of Schenectady, NY, is looking for the magic map and wand In King’s Quest III: To Heir Is Human (Sierra, $ 49.95). Both are essential items, as you can't really explore for long without the map or prepare spells without the wand. Begin in the wizard’s bedroom. A diligent search of the closet will turn up a parchment and a key. The parchment is blank.. .for now. (You’ll figure ft out soon enough.) The key fits. . .well, what could it fit? Perhaps you should study harder.
• While rating the Top 20 Games of 1990, the Games Review Board uncovered plenty of helpful tricks. For the remainder of the column, I’ll turn over the floor to my colleagues.
• Rob Lawrence suggests keeping to the right on Level 4 of NY Warriors (Virgin Mastertronics, $ 49.95) to reach the subways faster. On Level 7, you should take time to collect some weapons before you proceed. You'll drop everything if you get hit, however, so watch your step.
• Another one from Rob: In Third Courier (Accolade, $ 49.95), there are a pair of "reload" rooms in the aqueducts one north, one south that will replenish the ammo in your current weapon. Heaven only knows what they're doing down there, but don't ask questions. Just load up.
• Some rather brutal tactics for Laser Squad (Microillusions, $ 39.95): Kill one of your own troopers if that’s what it takes to get a clear shot at the enemy. "Chances are the enemy would have shot him anyway," writes Rob. "And remember, enemy units carry less armor on their backs."
• Forsake sensible starts in The Duel: Test Drive II (Accolade, $ 44.95). Practice running the RPMs deep into the red before letting out the clutch. The extra oomph could win the race. (Get pulled over for speeding much, Rob?)
• Fellow driver Graham Kinsey rec- ? ??? Best Sports Simulation of the Year! ??? Excellence in Software Award 1989 - Software Publishers' Association "...Could be the best sports simulation yet" Brit Hume, The Washington Post "The Best sports simulation on any computer for any sport." Amiga+ Magazine - December 1990 "It's great to see a game that is so true to real hockey. Once again Gretzky proves why he is The Great One." Amiga World Magazine - March 1989 "Dragon's Lair: Escape is truly state of the art with graphics and gameplay beyond description." Computer Entertainer, April 1990 "Singe's Castle is a visual delight, I highly recommend it." Lou Wallace, Amiga World, July 1990 "...nothing else can come near it in terms of its graphics ... a superb piece of software." Commodore and Amiga Review', July 1990 It's Brilliant, Buy it... We give Damocles a resounding 95% I'm I Wll KES The One, October 1989 "A superlatively polished adventure brought to life through amazing 3-D 16-brt graphics. Overall 95%" ZZAP Magazine, March 1990 "A corker of an arcade adventure with totally engrossing gameplay. Damocles is Mercenary to the power of three!" Zero Magazine, March 1990 A DIVISION OF MEDIA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED OUR SOFTWARE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!
P. O. Box 7877, Gaithersberg, MD 20898, 301 926-8300 Circle 57 on Reader Service card. Tailed view of your plane and the ground. This is especially helpful when strafing (he little Japanese soldiers who run down the beach like madmen, jumping about six feet into the air and screaming when they’re hit. The game has no accompanying music, but terrific sound effects. Wings of Fury might sound great, but I quickly lost interest. It did not have enough variation to hold my attention After a while, each new mission seems to be the same as the last: bomb the islands, strafe the Japs, sink the ships, shoot the planes. If you are 12 or under, you might enjoy it. ($ 39,95, Broderbund Software Inc., 17 Paul Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903, 413 492-3200. Joystick required.) Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be a Hero By Graham Kinsey COMBINING FANTASY role- playing aspects with those of illustrated text adventures, Hero’s Quest: So You Want To Be a Hero sets you on a path from a correspondence course on heroes to becoming a legitimate (and famous) hero. You design your character, then guide it through the town of Spielburg and the countryside, completing quests and battling powerful opposing forces. In building your hero, you choose from three basic classes fighter, magic- user, or thief. You also have initial control over the proficiency of your character in five attributes (strength, intelligence, agility, vitality, and luck) and in various skills, including those associated with other classes. The game starts in Spielburg, where you purchase basic provisions and converse with the many townsfolk to learn about the available quests (and their rewards). Outside the town, you can find a low-paying job that covers the cost of a room at the town inn each night, thus enabling you to survive at the outset. Only quick reflexes will help you defeat the monsters, which is the only way to earn enough gold for long-term survival; combat in Hero’s Quest is strongly arcade-based. While the plot is fairly solid, presentation is weak. The graphics are pathetic, far more 8-hit than Amiga. The fantasy role-playing aspects are nothing to get excited about, either, and the text parser is rather crude. At least the digitized sounds are adequate, and you are able to install the Five-disk game on a hard drive. The game will run on accelerated Amigas, but unfortunately this doesn't help you finish it faster. Overall, Hero’s Quest was a large disappointment; avoid it. ($ 59.95, Sierra On- Line, PO Box 485, Coarse gold, CA 93614, 209 683-4468. No spec in 1 req u i re m e n ts.) Hard part. The requests I receive most frequently are for Shadow of the Beast and Blood Money (Psygnosis, $ 49.95) back doors words you type into the high-score table to become invincible, have infinite lives, or better. (Usually, it’s the name of the programmer's girlfriend’s dog.) Well, sorry to disappoint you, but I don't know of any. There are code-based cheat hacks for both games. I can’t recommend them from experience, but they're available on many bulletin boards. I’ll be happy to post them to a couple of the major ones if you want to experiment. Next issue, however, I’ll give you what you've been begging for as many back doors as I can cram into a column, ft goes against my grain, but I'll do it just this once. Call it a Christmas present. Don't spend it all in one dungeon. COMPANIES MENTIONED: Accolade, 550 South Winchester Blvd., Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95128, 408 985-1700. Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. FTL Games, 6160 Lusk Blvd., C-206, San Diego. CA 92121, 619 453-5711. Microlilusions. 17408 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344, 818 360- 3715, 800 522-2041. MicroPlay, distributed by Microprose, 180 Lakefront Dr., Hunt Valley, MD 21030, 301 771-1151. Origin Systems, 110 Wild Basin Rd., Suite 330, Austin, TX 78746, 512 328-
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Developed by Cryogenic Software, 3D Professional is published by Progressive Peripherals 8c Software. Inside its immense box are three manuals, a tutorial videotape, and six disks of software and data that include 68000 and floatingpoint versions of the program, object and image data, and the Animation Station program (which is also available separately from Progressive). 3D Pro boasts an impressive list of features. Among these are multiple graphics formats (including 24-bit color output and eight-bit gray scale); variable screen sizes; support of Microlllusions’ Transport Controller for single-frame video recording; an Arexx-compatible scripting language; texture mapping; automatic text extrusion; fractal landscapes and trees; lathing; extrusion; 3-D conversions of bitmapped graphics; keyframe animation; and use of 2-D IFF images as foregrounds and backgrounds. The rendering modes do not include ray tracing, so real shadows and reflections are not possible. There are ways to fake 3D Professional has the best documentation of any of the 3-D modeling programs. It is the only program I’ve ever bought that does not require you to read the manual. The instructional videotape is a good idea; it’s well done, and it’s a good supplement to the manual. The program is friendly and very powerful. It falls somewhere between Caligari, which is tremendously powerful but very expensive, and Silver, which is less powerful but affordable. I feel it is slightly overpriced, though; I would like to see it in the $ 200-300 range. 3D Pro is not great for object creation, but it is fine for texturing, fighting, and rendering imported objects. I appreciate the fact that the program supports Videoscape and Sculpt formats. The only thing I wish for is support for 3-D stereo vision; a Read_Me file in Animation Station hints at this. 3D Pro does so well in handling standard 3-D; I wish it would go the extra step. John Semper Toluca Lake, CA them, however, and a convincing argument against ray tracing is that it takes so much time. The program can import 3-D objects in a wide variety of formats, though all color and surface characteristics may not survive the translation. It can save objects in Videoscape format as well as its own file format. It outputs graphics files tfmiaul Vl.M foil HWHG :¦»*«*» FMC Gmftam Tea for 3-D Pro style as IFF, except for the IFF 24-bit format; you can save 24-bit files in the same RGB format that Sculpt-Animate 4D and Mimetics’ Frame Buffer use. In up to Your Ankles The program’s interface is wholly mouse- based except in scripting, and its screen has a large selection of icon-based tools. It’s obvious that a tremendous amount of development time went into the interface, which is consistent and workable. If you have never used 3-D software before, you may find it easy to get your feet wet with 3D Pro. Unfortunately, though, the water is not very deep. On starting the program, a requester asks you to specify values to determine the number of objects, vertices, and other elements that define a scene. If you specif)’ too few of these values, 3D Pro will eventually refuse to let you add, modify, or load objects. I found the only realistic way to deal with this was to use very high values to avoid ever running out of available space. The result was that I used virtually all of the memory in my seven-megabyte system. Memory is taken up even before you create any objects in a scene. This is a good example of the type of housekeeping that software should take care of behind the scenes. The fact that you cannot alter these values without destroying all data in memory makes the program very awkward. 3D Pro is a point-and-polygon system in which it’s not possible to move or even select points except in the lathing and extrusion modules. Objects are either constructed from primitives (cubes, spheres, and so on), or are created in those special modules from within which you cannot see other related objects you are working with. Because of the nature of 3D Pro’s solid modelling, objects sometimes appear to poke through other objects when they shouldn’t. In such cases, you must manually split the offending objects up into individual pieces. There is no Undo function in any part of the program. Update to the Rescue? Although the program contains many interesting features, they are frequently implemented in an awkward fashion. For example, the several textures available are referenced to the world’s origin rather than to the origin points of the individual objects. This means that if a tex- tured object should move in.the course of an animation, the appearance of its rYOUR TURN! 3D Professional is a wonderful program. Its intuitive interface and pulldown menus make it easy to use. I like it better than either Sculpt or Turbo Silver; the learning curve is not as great. I also like its expansivity, which allows for ray tracing, custom displays, and so on. Progressive provides wonderful support. The videotape is a big benefit, too, but with the wealth of manuals included, a three-ring binder would be helpful. Mike Lamb Pueblo, CO texture will actually change. Texture- mapped objects are therefore impractical to move, making texture mapping a feature of questionable value. You can turn IFF bitmapped images into 3-D objects, but the program creates them as flat mosaics, in which the indi- Continued on p. 98 IN 1972. AN ELITE AIR CORPS FLEW OVER VIETNAM. FLY WITH THE AND THE BOLD. Of the target zones. For continuous challenges, choose from 16 variables to determine the level of difficulty. Get Flight of the Intruder1 now and watch for the full-length motion picture coming this summer. Available for Amigaf Atari® ST™ and IBM. Phantom hghter interceptors.) 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Rendering is painfully slow, even on a 68030-based system, though it is still faster than ray tracing. The quality of the HAM images is not very good, and the rendering routine performs no anti-aliasing, so HAM images show stair-stepped jagged edges and HAM fringing. Better HAM images would result from rendering in 24-bit color and using another program ASDG’s The Art Department, for instance to convert those images to HAM. That, however, doesn’t help the lack of anti-aliasing. Some of these problems (space does not permit a blow-by-blow accounting of all 3D Pro’s failings) may be addressed by software updates; the basic structure of the program suggests better things to come. In fact, point editing is one example that the author mentions as a future enhancement. Reaching Out You can use an external program to render 3D Pro files, which presents a unique and interesting situation. 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With MIDI setups growing larger (a pro’s rig typically consists of a dozen or so modules), the concept of a single software package to manage the patches for all of your synths makes a lot more sense than the single-device approach we are accustomed to. MIDI Quest, the new universal patch editor librarian from Sound Quest, can store and edit patch data for all MIDI devices, including most current synths, that support system-exclusive (sys-ex) communication. You can group together any number of patch or sys-ex files in a single database and send it out to the various devices simultaneously. MIDI in Manifold Form Because MIDI Quest is designed for use with external MIDI hardware, you need a MIDI interface ancl at least one MIDI synthesizer or module to use it. For effective use with a setup of multiple MIDI devices, you should also have a MIDI patcher that responds to program changes. The noncopy-protected software comes on two disks. One holds the program itself. The other contains drivers that allow communication with specific MIDI devices. Table 1 shows, in alphabetical order by manufacturer, a list of the machines for which MIDI Quest provides drivers. The more contemporary of these devices are also supported by editing templates graphic editing pages for changing synth parameters that are also on the second disk. To lit all these drivers and templates on a single disk, Sound Quest uses a compressed format. Using MIDI Quest’s Install utility, you can decompress the files you want and copy them to another disk, which must be named Drivers. The install routine also creates a default setup file. Setting Up Your Gear MIDI Quest opens with a Driver List window displaying all the drivers and ? Table 1. Machines supported by MIDI Quest drivers. Casio: CzlOl, 1000, 3000, 5000 and VZ1 Digital Music Services: MX-8 Digitech: DSP 128 Emu: Proteus Ensoniq: ESQ-1, ESQ-.VI, and SQ-80 Kawai: Kl, K3, and K4 Korg: DS-8, DW 6000, DW8000, EX8000, Ml, MIR, M3R, and the T-series machines Lexicon: LXP-1 Oberheim: Matrix 6, 6R, and 1000 Roland: D-5, D-10, D-20, D-50, D-I10, E-20, GR-50, JX-8P, MT-32, U-20, and U-220 Sequential Circuits: Drum tracks, MultiTrack, Six-Track, Prophet 5, 10, 600, and T8 Yamaha: DMP7, RX11, RX17, RX21L, RX7, V50, TX81Z, DX7, 5, 11, 21, 27, 100, 711D, 7I1FD, TX7, TF01, TX802, FB0I, and SPX90 VideoMaster The Integrated Desktop Video System For Amiga Computers VideoMaster integrates in a single system all the functions necessary to transform the Amiga computer into a fully featured multimedia workstation without using the video slot. VideoMaster performs the following functions: ? Genlocks the Amiga graphics to incoming composite (PAL or NTSC) ? A built-in RGB splitter provides tor direct connection to a or S-Video source (S-VHS, HiS or ED-BETA). Digitizer including a compatible interface to Digi-View Gold 4.0. ? The genlocked video production is available in composite and S-Video ? A special effects generator produces horizontal, vertical, circle formats as well as RGB for optimum graphics. And inverted wipes-automatically timed or manually controlled. COMPOSITE RGB S-VIDEO Two Models NTSC (RS-I70A) and S-Video PAL and S-Video 625 The S-Video, Y C signal is processed independently in, through and out. “Glitch Free” Switches Cut to any Amiga Reference video combination in the next frame of your recording with no flicker or artifacts. Dissolve Control Bars Dissolve to any Amiga Reference Video combination. Also dissolve to black. Wipe Switches and Control Bar Vertical, horizontal and circle wipes timed by VideoMaster or controlled manually. Inverted or combined multiple wipes for special and unusual effects. 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To the right of each driver in the window are six columns of data that govern communication with the corresponding MIDI device: Communication Channel (commonly known as device number), MIDI Channel, Port I O (the serial port is currently the only possible setting on the Amiga), Patch Number (specifies in- dividual patch location and, in some synths, differentiates between patch banks), and Control Number. The last field applies only if you have a MIDI patcher. It contains the program change number that is sent to the patcher to route the MIDI signal to and from the appropriate device when a particular driver is selected. Making use of this field requires some setup work on the patcher, but it is well worth it. If all is set up correctly, selecting a patch-bank driver from the driver list and clicking on the Edit button will cause the patch bank to appear on the screen. By holding the Shift key down and clicking with the mouse, you can select all of the drivers in the list; MIDI Quest will ask for a data dump of the corresponding MIDI devices and display them on screen one at a time. If you click the Disk button instead of the Edit button and follow the same procedure, the program saves the data disk. Likewise, if you click the Dbase button, the program transfers the data to a Data Base window. All the Way to the Banks- And Patches There are two types of editing available bank and patch. Bank editing lets you manipulate the makeup of patch banks in a typical librarian environment. You can audition any patch by clicking on a patch name in a bank. You can also copy patches or groups of patches to different locations in the bank or even between banks of the same device. The order of a selected group of patches can be inverted or shifted up or down. Also, three random patch-generation features are available: Mix combines parameters of two patches to produce a new bank; Mix All combines large parts of data from two patches; ancl Blend takes data from a selected group ol patches to arrive at a new bank. If you do not like the results, you can restore anv bank to its 7 4 original state. Selecting one patch driver and clicking on the Edit button causes a single patch- editing template to appear if you have installed a template for that data type. Although the templates vary by device, all of them have (where applicable) graphic displays of envelope shapes, sliders, gadgets, and alphanumeric data ar ranged in a logical fashion. You edit by dragging with the mouse. The templates are larger than a single screen, but you can get to all the parameters by using the scroll bars at the bottom and side of the screen. The Single Edit menu offers some time savers. Copy and Paste can copy a group of parameters in one patch to the same location in another. Forced Fill is supposed to copy parameters within a patch, but I found it to be very inconsistent. Randomize produces random variations in a selected group of parameters. R YOUR TURiX! MIDI Quest is a breeze to install. It does exactly what it promises, and the database function is excellent. It employs the Amiga's features well. Moving about the program is not always intuitive, however, and I would appreciate being able to start from scratch with an edit template. Also, you cannot go from some bench editors to the voice editor. All in all, MIDI Quest is fantastic one of the best MIDI packages for the Amiga. Bill Thompson Womehdorf, PA 1 found that it is best to work on one patch at a time, because the program really slows down when two or more editing templates are active. If you come up with a sound that you want to keep working on, you can save it temporarily in one of four buffer locations. After you’ve made additional changes, you can save it to a new buffer location and compare the two versions. At any time, you can restore the entire patch to its origi- IjHm - CbtrhMnHlIM Pilch The Qberheim Matrix-6 pattern-editing template. Nal state, or do the same with a group of parameters. Device Data MIDI Quest’s most prominent feature is its database capability. Select the appropriate drivers in the Driver List window and click on Dbase, and you will have a database filled with information from all the synths on line. You can create a blank database by opening a new database window and selecting Dbase from the Windows menu. A requester allows you to load disk files, but you can also load individual banks or single patches from disk, from MIDI, or by copying from other databases. You can exchange single patches between patch banks and databases through the Single Patch editor. Incidentally, the program’s requesters are very frustrating. 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* up to 175 words per minute Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Business Machines * PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc. • excellence! Is a registered trademark of Micro-Systems Soli ware, Inc. Circle 95 on Reader Service card. Ways to check sounds and data. From the MIDI controller window, you can generate any type of MIDI information using the mouse. The Sequence Player can play any Standard MIDI File (SMF) format-0 sequence, but I wish it supported format-1 SMF sequences as well. You can store lip to ten sequences at a time, and buttons numbered 1 through 10 specify which sequence is to be played. Play, Stop, and Loop buttons control the playback, while a bar beat tick display shows you your location in the sequence. You can change the tempo of the MIDI file, and a group of 16 buttons below allows you to mute any MIDI chan- nel. The benefit of having such features on an editor librarian program is that while the sequence plays, you can change sounds from the bank window or do single-patch editing from a template, and hear the changes in real time. The MIDI Monitor window can display either MIDI data generated by the Sequence Player or that coming in from an outside source. Note data appears on a grid wherein the horizontal represents MIDI notes, and the vertical represents MIDI channels. Controller, velocity, aftertouch, pitch bend, program change and sys-ex data are also displayed. The Amiga-M key sequence toggles between graphic and text displays of data. A Macro on the Line MIDI Quest offers two very advanced features. One is a facility for creating drivers for any MIDI devices not supported by the program as packaged. For this purpose, the program provides its own macro language and a window into which you plug MI Di-implementation information. The other advanced feature is a utility for converting patch files in the format of another manufacturer into Sound Quest format. Like the Driver Creator, the File Conversion utility requires you to write a macro using the macro language to convert one file format to another. Both of these features were designed for those who are thoroughly versed in system-exclusive, fluent in hex, and very patient. Those who at e not can log on to Sound Quest’s electronic bulletin-board system to see if a suitable macro has al- ready been written. If you cannot find the macro you need, just upload the file that you want to convert. Log on again in a few days, and you will find a macro to do the job. MIDI Quest is a great and comprehensive program. I would be happy with just its database aspects, but the extra features make it that much more appealing, It is easy to learn, thanks to the online help and the Fast Tips menu selections, which offer pointers on using most aspects of the program. The documentation is good, although an Amiga-specific manual would be preferable to sifting through references to the PC, Mac, and Atari versions of MIDI Quest. Are you wondering whether to clump your single-machine editor librarians in favor of MIDI Quest? My answer depends on your setup and expansion plans: If you have just one MIDI device, or if you find yourself doing a lot of patch editing on a particular device, 1 recommend you hold on to the editor you have. If, on the other hand, your MIDI setup is large or growing. MIDI Quest is your best bet. It’s an invaluable tool for totaksystem management and a cost-effective way to support a lot of gear, MIDI Quest Sound Quest 1573 Eglington Ave. W. Suite 200 Toronto, Ont. Canada M6E 2G9 416 256-0466 800 387-8720 S250 One megabyte required. Dr. Ami .. Physician, heal thyself By Sheldon Leemon WHEN YOU HAVE a health problem, an early and accurate diagnosis puts you in the best possible position to deal with it. The same principle applies when various parts of your Amiga system are not performing properly. Dr. Ami . . (Free Spirit Software) attempts to perform as diagnostician and counselor, to help you recognize and deal with hardware problems. After using this package for a while, however, I have a much better understanding of why so many people are afraid of doctors. Doc, I Seem To Be Losing My Memory Dr. Ami. . Actually consists of two separate programs. Memory Doctor is designed to test the memory chips on your computer’s motherboard and RAM expanders. When you start the program, it displays the size and type of each block of memory in the system. You choose a J J block (sliders let you limit the area to a portion of a board) and the type of test you wish to perform either Read Only, or the more thorough Read Write test. A Drop option adds a delay to test memory refresh (a process by which dynamic RAM chips are constantly updated to ensure proper data retention). As the test is performed, a bar chart shows you whether a block of memory is free or in use, and whether it passed the test or failed. By pressing the right mouse button, you can bring up a second screen showing a greatly enlarged version of this chart and a display designed to help you find the location of bad chips on your RAM board. The program also lets you send an error list to a printer or a disk file that you can use in conjunction with the included Config- Mem program to remove defective memory from the free-memory pool. Incomplete Diagnosis Even before running these tests, I had certain misgivings about Memory Doctor. For one thing, the program tests only one bank of memory at a time, and just once per test. Because some memory problems are intermittent in nature, or show up only after a certain period of time, only a Lest that can run continuously for several hours is apt to find tricky problems. Another limitation of Memory Doctor is that iL tests only free memory, and not memory that the system shows is in use. This means that it can never test the portions of RAM occupied by the operating system, the display, or even Memory Doctor itself. While it is true that nice programs don’t ordinarily intrude on memory other programs are using, an exception should be made for diagnostics. Otherwise, it’s like asking a doctor to examine a fully clothed patient. Finally, although the tests can take a fairly ? ASDG's ScanLab 100 and The Art Department • Active Circuits' ImageLink and CineLink • Applied Engineering's AE 3.5 Disk Drive, DataUnk Express, DataLink 2000, RamWorks 2000 and RamWorks 500 • Avatar Consulting's Heart of the Dragon • Black Beit Systems'Softpanel LED Display, RWI-1 Analog Card, HAM-E Color Adapter and Board Master • Braderbund's Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego? 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AJI questions relating to these predicts should be directed to thes developers Some ot the identified product names are trademarks of their respectr e developers Commodore and the Commodore fogo ore registered trademarks of Commodore Electronics Lid Amiga rsa registered Irademak of Commodore Amiga Inc. the computer tor the creative mind and AmigaVision are trademarks ot Commodore-Amiga Inc. Circle 15 on Reader Service card. R E V I E YY S long time, there is no way to stop in mid-stream. With these limitations in mind, I proceeded to test the memory in my A2000. As expected, everything checked out fine. Because I wanted to test the program’s error-reporting routines, however, I decided to manufacture a problem. I removed one of the chips from the middle of a Microhotics 8-Up! Memory board, bent one of the legs out, I'm: «« 22 m Ini: 2.s ITS llctttttk Itn: air. Itr*m cwaiu, I Hi: s37x six ers Drive, Doctor, drive! And replaced the chip in the socket. When I ran Memory Doctor again, it reported no memory errors on the board. To double check, 1 ran the memory-test program that Microhotics provides with its memory boards. Not only was the test much faster than Memory Doctor, hut it spotted the error right olf the bat. I then bent out a different leg of the chip and called the Doctor back, this time using the program’s most intensive mode, Read Write with the Drop option. The results were the same. Finally, I re- moved the chip from the board altogether. Again, the Microhotics memory test had no problem spotting the trouble. Memory Doctor, however, went through the entire test showing no irregularities until it came to the end of the block of RAM, at which point the screen went blank and the program crashed. I never did get to check the error reporting. Select a Device and Say “Ah” Drive Doctor, the second program in the set, is designed to help you cope with errors on your floppy- and hard-disk drives, fts screen layout is similar to that of Memory Doctor. It displays all of the drive volumes, and once you have selected a device, you can perform one of several tests. The Boot test checks the boot block and allows you to rewrite it. The Root test checks the validity of the root block and allows you to rebuild it, restoring deleted files (as long as nothing has been written over them). The Usage test validates the Block Allocation Table, which identifies those portions of the disk that are in use. Finally, the Block test scans each track, checking for physical errors. If it finds an error, and the problem block is not in use, the program marks it as used, so that the system will not try to access the bad portion. Drive Doctor can also format disks that have physical errors, mapping out any bad blocks. As with the Memory Doctor, the Drive Doctor has some obvious limitations. First, it maps out bad blocks only if they are not in use. If it finds a bad block that is in use, it won’t try to delete the file that is using it and mark all of that file’s blocks as used it just leaves the bad block alone. In addition, if it finds damage to the root block, it tries to rebuild it on the same media. When the problem is with the media itself, this effort is not only futile, but may actually impede later attempts to rescue the data. That's why most disk-salvage programs never write to the damaged disk, but rather copy files from it to another disk. Out for a Test Drive To test Drive Doctor, 1 copied the Dr. Ami . . Disk to several blank floppies, some of which were good, some of which were damaged through use, and some of which I intentionally damaged. One of these disks, for example, would copy only to track 60. When the Workbench’s Diskcopy program terminated early, it left the disk with a boot block that identified it as an incomplete copy. Drive Doctor correctly identified this as a nonstandard boot block (which it suggested might be due to a virus), and suggested that the block be rewritten. When this was done, most of the data could be recovered. I then took one of the good copies of the disk and made a small pinhole near the last track. Although the Workbench accepted this disk, it would not let me copy files onto the bad section, and actually crashed when I tried to copy certain files. I used all of the Drive Doctor’s tests on this disk, which passed all except the Block test. Because most of the bad blocks were already in use, however, the program did nothing to de-allocate them. As a result, the Drive Doctor left the disk in the same unusable state as it found it. Using Dave Haynie’s public- domain program, Disksalv, however, 1 was able to recover as much of the disk as was left undamaged. I have not used Drive Doctor. I have used Memory Doctor many times, however, and have found that it does not work. I tested the software with a RAM board that I knew to be defective; Memory Doctor reported that the board was fine. Free Spirit’s customer service is poor. I have called the representatives for help, but they insist the program is fine. Free Spirit should take Dr. Ami . . Off the market. Gary Sullivan Fremont, CA For my next test, I placed a small magnet on the surface of one of the disks. The result was that when I inserted the disk in a drive, I got the system message ‘‘Error validating disk, Doctor Ami . . Disk is unreadable.” Again, Disksalv was able to salvage most of the data, but Drive Doctor was relatively ineffective. The disk passed the Boot and Root tests, but failed the Usage test. Drive Doctor's attempts to restore the allocation table only made things worse. When 1 tried the Block test, I got the message “Must have valid Root Block ” but when I tried the Root test again, the results wrere “Root Block is valid.’’ While trying a heavily damaged disk, I ran into another of the Doctor’s quirks. With the Auto mode switched off, the program stopped at every bad sector. Because nearly all of them were bad, I would have had to click on a requester over a thousand times to complete the test. The program, howrever, offers no Cancel option to allow' a graceful exit. I tried giving it a hint by taking the disk out, but that didn’t seem to faze the Doctor: It just kept reporting each block as bad. Finally, after ? Golem Drives High quality Amiga floppy disk drives with a pass through buss, On Off switch, dust proof casing, built in LED track display. Put y and cl exterr to I g
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• State of the Art • High performance SCSI controller with 16 Bit SC II bus system, DMA Fre data transfer, up to 1.42 MB sec transfer rate. Available as either an internal card for the A20 series or in a external ca: for the A500 or A1000. R E V I E W S YOUR TURN! I have an A2000 with three hard drives, two hard-drive controllers, an accelerator, and seven nicgs of RAM. I have suffered chronic problems with hard-drive errors, SyQuest cartridge failure, and mysterious software crashes. The local service center has been unable to correct these problems. I was on the verge of selling my Amiga when 1 purchased Dr. Ami . Hoping that it would help. Memory Doctor not only located my memory problems (one intermittently bad RAM chip on my accelerator), but it also removes the defective memory on system bootup, so that 1 can continue to use my Amiga until the replacement chip is installed. Drive Doctor was unable to tell me why 1 have hard-drive problems. It can, however, diagnose the cause of a hard-drive crash, recommend corrective action, and repair the drive. It was even able to format a SyQuest cartridge that previously would not format because of errors, and then remove the error sectors. This allowed me to continue using this otherwise useless $ 100 cartridge. Dr. Ami . . Has saved me hundreds of dollars and countless hours of frustration. If you own an Amiga, you should own this program. Jeff Sells Brunswick, ME a frenzy of clicking, it let me out of the test. I tried formatting the disk to map out the bad blocks, and that seemed to work (the program had noted that 17 cylinders were mapped out). When 1 tried to fill the disk with files, however, 1 got a Read Write error. Apparently the Doctor didn't catch them all. Although I'm a firm believer in preventive medicine, 1 also think it’s important to choose a doctor that you trust. After several sessions with Doctor Ami.., I don’t think that I’ll be recommending his services to my friends. Dr. Ami. . Free Spirit Software PC) Box 128 Kutztown, PA 19530 215 683-5609 $ 49.95 No special requirements. Migraph Hand Scanner And Touch-up Scan ning for just a little gold By John Wolfskill THERE ARE MANY expensive ways to transfer pictures, photos, and graphs from the printed page to vour Amiga’s memory: optical readers, digitizers, and flatbed page scanners, to name a few. For many applications, however, a hand scanner may be the most appropriate solution. For those who can benefit from high- resolution monochrome or gray-scale images, Migraph, Inc. offers the Migraph Hand Scanner with Touch-Up software, a graphics package with a host of drawing and editing features. The S399 package includes a small, circuit- board cartridge that attaches to the serial port of the A500 or A2000 (its use with the A1000 requires an interface you can get for free by calling Migraph’s toll-free support number), a 15-volt dc power transformer, a scan head with a four- inch wide LED scanning window, and the Touch-Up disk. The 5V, x 5‘ ,-inch scan head fits neatly and comfortably in the palm of your hand. On the right side you’ll find a small slide switch that allows you to se- Iect four scanning resolutions: 100, 200, 300, and 400 dots per inch (dpi). On the left are a small thumb wheel to lighten or darken the image and a four-position switch to match the scanner’s electronic output to the image type: a letter (line art) setting, and three settings for color or gray-scale photographs. Installing the hardware is easy. Turn off the power switch, attach the cartridge to the serial-port connector, plug in the ac power adapter, and then attach the scan head’s umbilical cord to the cartridge. Adding the software to your hard disk is equally simple: Insert the installation disk into any floppy drive, and drag the Touch-Up drawer from its window to the Workbench. Touch and Go The software is designed to work with an A500 and one megabyte RAM as a baseline configuration. If you plan, however, to scan 8x 10-inch photos or full pages of text, you will need two or three megs of RAM. The manual does a creditable job of explaining problems you can encounter if you try to scan more than your RAM can chew. Touch-Up is a full-featured, graphics- editing package that supports the .Ami- Create documents the size of billboards aad beyond. PageStream gives you pllkity of room to work with. Not only can you create larger size documents but your documents can now have up to 1 000 pages. You can also "bleed" objects off the page with ease. In addition, PageStream v2.0 includes the ability to draw polygons with Bezier cubic curves, load and save macros and tags separate from documents, print crop and registration marks to non-PostScript printers, move objects off or partially off the page, and save documents as templates for future works of similiar design. And more! I PageStream v2.0 contains these added features plus those you’ve grown to love and depend on! These powerful features will assist you in creating a unique and professional document! Put on your finest and don’t forget to bring those party favors. Because we are having a huge celebration! Soft-Logik is proud to be shipping the Best in desktop publishing software for the Amiga, PageStream v2.0! PageStream v2.0 is fully integrated with AGFA Compugraphic’s hinted outline fonts, as well as Adobe Type 1 IBM format (without hints). With AGFA'S hinted outlines, your output will appear crisp and clean. Combining this with an on screen display of outline fonts, PageStream brings true WYSIWYG one step closer to your Amiga. ? To access furthur typefaces, you can use any Amiga Compugraphic Intellifont package or purchase an IBM typeface library and convert the files to Amiga format. You can convert those files with ease, just use Dos-2-Dos or Cross-Dos programs! ¦I I V , Soft-Logik is also proud to be celebrating
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• * Thislentire ad was coated with PageStream v2.(?f All trademarks are property of their respective companies. M Circle 211 on Reader Service card R E V I E VV S ga’s low- (320 x 200) or high- (640 x 400) resolution video modes. It takes advantage of virtual screen paging and scrolling to manipulate large scanned images, so the maximum image size is theoretically limited only by RAM. Touch-Up provides both icons and pull-down menus for most of its functions, so it is easy to use and understand. Scanning an image requires only a few simple steps. Click on the Scan To Page icon, and a dialog box prompts you to set the height (2-14 inches) and width (full or ha 10 of the scanned image. You now have ten seconds to start the scan process: Hold down the start button on the side of the scanner, then slowly roll the head over your image from top to bottom. If you move the scan head too fast, an LED flashes a gentle warning, and if you do not slow down, the scan automatically aborts. The scanner forgives jerky movements and compensates for small amounts (5-10 degrees) of skew that sometimes occur when the scan head is not perfectly aligned with the printed image. ZYOUR TURN 1 have an Amiga 1000, and was a little frustrated that I had to order the adapter for my computer before I could use the scanner. I was also a little annoyed that the software originally packaged with the scanner (version .90) was not the final version. Touch-Up is a really nice program, however. It has a lot of options, although it doesn’t really feel like an Amiga program. 1 like the paint program; you can use it to create files at 300 dpi even if you do not use the scanner. I use the scanner for my own desktop-publishing business and am truly satisfied with it (although 1 have not tried other scanners). Using it in conjunction with Professional Draw, 1 can produce great dip art. Migraph is responsive to customers’ suggestions. The support line is easy to get through on, and the people are very helpful. Michael Dugas Manhattan, KS Therefore, you need not acquire a polished scanning technique to produce an image that's free ol the wigglies. You can combine an image with one already in memory just restrict the scanned image to one area of the screen by using the Scan 4o Clip icon. Flip Files As a drawing program, Touch-Up excels. A wide assortment of drawing tools allow you to rotate by degree, to slant, compress, stretch, outline, embolden, and mask images. For adding to your images, there are B-spline and bezier-c urve drawing brushes, pattern fills, spray paint, circles, and more. The editor also provides a good assortment of tools, including a fat pixel editor, a cleanup tool to remove stray pixels, and an exotic lasso tool that lets you define and move irregularly shaped areas ot the screen window. Two small gripes 1 have about the editor are its lethargic page-scrolling speed when working with virtual-page images and the lack of a switch to turn off the scroll bars while editing pixels close to ? B364 Paula ....S39.95 B520ACIA 17.95 8372 Fatter Agnus chip puller instr 99.50 8373 Super Denise ’New. CALL
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1. 01, which fixed the problem. Since then, I have had no trouble using the scanner on my five-meg A5Q0 with a serial-port switchbox. Some screens update slowly, but the software provides nice resizing tools. The equipment is well put together, and the support is good. Bob Fergusson Lyndhurst, ArJ Arts’ DeluxePaint III and found no problems. The Resulting Image The Migraph hand scanner produces excellent IFF image files that usually require only a small amount of cleanup. The hardware is highly forgiving of its operator and requires only limited skills. Unfortunately, it lacks a pass-through connector, so if you use other serial peripherals, you must invest in a switchbox to select the output device, or you must shut down your Amiga to swap cables each time you want to use the scanner. Although Touch-Up is intuitive for the most part, it provides no help screens or other means of troubleshooting when something goes wrong. With the exceptions noted above, however, it provides a fast and efficient way to edit images and prepare them for use in a variety of applications. If you are looking for a fast, inexpensive image-scanning and -processing solution, Migraph’s hand scanner and Touch-Up will do the job. Continued on p. 114 WHY BUY AMI-11 YOU ASK? SUPER CARD AMMI
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• Works on NTSC & PAL systems! KICKSTART BOARD When using KICKSTART 1.4 (WB 2.0), approximately 37% ol the existing software will not work. Some programs si ill require KICKSTART 1.21o work. This board lakes care of Ihe problem. Simply remove your existing KICKSTART ROM and plug our board into the KICKSTART ROM’s socket You can install up to three KICKSTART ROMs on our board, so you can have 1.2,1.3, & 1.4 all at the flick of a switch! Works with ALL Amiga computers and ac- cesories such as processor accelerators. Please specify which AMIGA you have when ordering: A2000 2500 3000 using two internal drives, A500 1000 2000 2500 3000 using one Internal & one or more external drives. UTILITIES UNLIMITED has them all covered. No other hardware copier can do that! BOOT DRIVE BOARD Ever warned lo bool from your 0F1 drive before? Whal are you going lo do if your DFO drive dies? Tired ol that annoying “dick" caused by unused drives? Eventually, that clicking will wear out your drive! The BOOT DRIVE BOARD installs INSIDE your Amiga computer (all models supported), and allows the disabling ol your DF1 drive. It also allows you to “swap’ the use ol your DFO and DF1 drives without removing them! You can boot your system on your DF1 drive. UTILITIES UNLIMITED OF OREGON, INC. P.O. Box 532 North Plains, OR 97133 ORDERS TAKEN BY PHONE 24 HOURS A DAY AT (503) 647-5611 • FAX: (503) 648-8992 Use QUARTERBACK to save your Data. Use QUARTERBACK TOOLS to save your A I ** Have you ever deleted the wrong tile (or worse yet, ALL your files) with a slip of the finger? Have you seen this awful message: “Error validating DHO”? Then you need QUARTERBACK TOOLS, the fastest and easiest way to recover your lost files on any AmigaDOS volume. QUARTERBACK TOOLS also optimizes the speed and reliability of your Amiga hard disks and floppy disks by:
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- 'I ;*¦ 3 . - Jvii The AudioMaster It! CD Piayer emulates a standard compact disc player, and plays up to 20 AudioMaster-compatible sound files. Use AudioMaster III to create instruments for Sonix and Deluxe Music Construction Set”*, scientific applications, desktop video, and your other audiocreation needs. Use AudioMaster III to create instruments for Sonix and Deluxe Music Construction Set*", scientific applications, desktop video, and any other need you may have. ( Jim Sachs Signature Collection 1991 Calendar. TM The favorite works of Jim Sachs, renowned Amiga artist, appear in his Signature Collection 1991 Calendar. The calendar includes 13 pictures, spanning his early ciassic originals through recent works. Each month's calendar includes helpful hints for the aspiring computer artist, as well as full information on the picture’s origin. Suggested retail price is $ 14.95. Available now. OxxiAegis WE FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY P 0 BOX 90309, LONG BEACH, CA 90809-0309 USA Telephone: (213) 427-1227 FAX: (213) 427-0971 From p. 110 Migraph Hand Scanner with Touch-Up Migraph Inc. 200 S. 333rd, Suite 220 Federal Way, WA 98003 206 838-4677 $ 399 One megabyte required. Excellence! 2.0 Renewed interest By Geoffrey Williams WRITERS TEND TO develop very close relationships with their word processors. After spending years with Scribble!, grumbling over its inadequacies, I was wooed by Word Perfect, only to be heartbroken by its nonstandard, poorly designed interface and constant crashing. In excellence!, however, I found all the features I’d been looking for. I fell in love with the grammar checker, and also liked the fact that it is similar to Word on the Mac, a program I am well acquainted with. The romance soon soured, however. For all the things I loved about excellence!, its screen refresh was just too slow. Waiting for the screen to update every time I added a new sentence disrupted my train of thought. Also, I lost whole documents when the program unexpectedly crashed from'time to time. We parted company. With the release of version 2.0, I have renewed my friendship with excellence! The program’s speed has increased dramatically: Pasting a sentence into a paragraph is now almost instantaneous. .Also, it keeps up with me no matter how fast I type, and even does so with my wife, who uses all her fingers! Typing in new text as an insertion in a paragraph is still a little slow, but is at least acceptable. Finally, Guru visits seem to have been eradicated. Big Changes One of the most significant changes is in the area of printing. You can now save print settings in the excellence! Initialization file, and a landscape (sideways) print format lias been added. Two new options let you change printer fonts and mix graphics with your printer’s internal font. The program now supports color Postscript printers you can even translate Professional Page Postscript fonts for use in excellence! Using the public-do- main utility TOPP (To Professional Page), you can translate excellence! 2.0 files to Professional Page format as well, preserving fonts, style, subscripts, and superscripts. If both programs have the same colors defined, you can preserve the color information. .Another significant addition is the inclusion of virtual memory. This lets you use a floppy or hard disk as memory storage, although it works much more slowly. For example, if you have a hard drive and a megabyte of memory, it is possible to create documents as large as 976 pages (over 2.5 megabytes). The original excellence! Was designed to work with only 512K, which caused memory shortages and constant loading from the disk. In addition, you could ? Iittfei i » i IB I > II I I I III I ft I I I I 11¦ i • nail* • • » « •
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* ** Attention!*** Amiga 3000 Call for system info Amiga Vision ..$ 95 k E V I E W S or hot-key combinations, you still cannot assign macros to other than single keys. 1 would like to he able to set up a macro to replace the letters AW with the word Amiga World, for instance, but this is impossible. .Among the many little touchups is a facility for inserting IFF, excellence!, and .ASCII text. Line spacing is easier to adjust, and il you do not have a document open, you can change interlace and screen colors instantly. A new Go To Page requester pops up when you click on the page number at the bottom of the screen. The spelling checker can now cause the screen to flash and a beep to sound. Several utilities have been added, including a new hard-drive installation program. It gives you a full-screen requester showing all the paths, and it is very easy to use. A verify program assures that everything copies to your drive without error. Despite Imperfections. .. There arc still a few things I don’t like about excellence! The file requester, for instance, has but a single button to toggle between devices. This is annoying; it should provide buttons for each mounted device. Also, 1 would prefer a revised manual to cover the many program changes, not just an addendum. Excellence! 2.0 works under Workbench 2.0, and looks great in interlaced ZYOUR TL'RM In version 2.0 of excellence!, the typing speed has been greatly improved and the scroll gadget allows scrolling through pages without waiting. The spelling checker is also quicker, has improved guessing abilities, and provides over 140,000 words with medical, technological, geographical, legal, and other supplements. Also, the thesaurus is now very comprehensive and the printing function has been enhanced to allow both text and graphics in Near- Lctter-Quality mode. MSS’s technical support is one of the best, fhe company answers questions immediately and even replies to mail. Excellence! 2.0 is full-featured and bug free. If MSS made it still faster and allowed more than one line of text beside a graphic image, it would be the Amiga's best word processor. Bob Lockie Burlington, Ont., Canada mode on an A3000. In addition, the A3000’s extra speed makes excellence! A joy to use. For those with standard monitors, the program’s default colors do a good job of minimizing the effect of interlace flicker. How does excellence! 2.0 stack up to the competition? Of the full-featured graphics-capable word processors, 1 would give Pen Pal (Softwood Company) an edge in graphics handling, and rate ProWrite 3.0 (New Horizons) the best for script writing ancl storyboarding. If the ability to handle and manipulate words is your main concern, however, I recommned excellence! 2.0 above the others. Its spelling checker and thesaurus are unsurpassed, and it is the only one with a grammar checker. 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P. O. Box 171466 San Diego, CA 92197 committed to value since 1985 (Actual Amiga Screen) A Live-Action Fantasy Adventure Graphics so real, you’ll forget it’s only a game. Dare to enter a world of magic and mystery brought to life in 4096 stunning colors. Featuring character interactions, puzzles & treasures as well as full on arcade excitement! Photorealistic graphics, HUGE animated characters, stunning music & sound effects make Heart of the Dragon one of the hottest Amiga games ever! Our Price $ 29 W H A T • S E W ? Tern. Transfer rates are limited only by hardware, and a remote shell makes maintenance easy. (Lake Forest Logic: 28101 Ballard Rd., Unit E, Lake Forest, IL 60045. 708 816-6666.) R$ 511. A-Max II is ripe for the picking, according to ReadySoft. The Macintosh- emulator upgrade supports standard SCSI devices, such as the LaserWriter IISC and scanners, via compatible Amiga hard-drive controllers. The stepped-up version also works with Amiga accelerator boards having MMUs. (ReadySoft: 30 Wertheim Court, Unit 2. Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada L4B 1B9, 416 731 -4175.) RS 514. Users of excellence!, rejoice! The latest version, 2.0, sports improved typing speed, a 140,000-word dictionary, and a comprehensive thesaurus. With excellence! 2.0, you can save your page- setup and print options as defined defaults, print graphics with text in NLQ mode, work in documents larger than available memory, and switch between portrait and landscape orientations in graphic and PostScript modes via a requester. The program also sorts highlighted paragraphs in ascending or descending order. The upgrade is available to registered users for $ 39.95. For a complete list of features, contact Micro-Systems Software (12798 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 202, W. Palm Beach, FL 33414, 407 790-0770). RS&516. Have you heard? A-Sound 2.0 ($ 29.95), a sound editor and effects generator, offers over 20 special effects. The program supports IFF, RAW, and ASF fife formats and features 16 individual tracks with drag-range highlighting, as well as an on-screen data panel that updates in real time. Each ASF sound file is executable from both Workbench and CU. And has its own buift-in sound player. (Deltaware Products, 3148 Kingston Rd., Suite 202, Box 395, Toronto, Ont., Canada M1M 1P4, BBS:416 439-
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F. S. Towne Sq., St. Louis, MO 63123, 800 829-8608.) RS S09. Your system won't get wet when it hits the beach with modular hardware hailing from the West Coast. The Bodega Bay. A self-powered, fan-cooled, A500 expansion chassis, doubles as a monitor stand. The bay holds up to four standard, 100-pin, A2000-style cards, a 3V2-inch hard disk, and a floppy disk drive* The chicly diminutive Rodeo Drive external floppy drive, measuring 7' *x 43A inches, is designed to run quietly and can be switched off to conserve power. Additional features include a passthrough connector for daisy chaining, and a one-year warranty covering parts and labor. Configure the Catalina Card, a daughterboard RAM expansion system, in 2, 4. Or 8 Mbs. The Catalina Card hangs ten on the Malibu Board, a SCSI controller that you can fit with a standard 372-inch mounted hard drive and slide into an A2000 slot. (California Access, 130 Knowles Dr., Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408 378-0340.) RS 505. Videographers, you can enjoy coloring without feeling childish with Color- boX, a color-keying device. You can replace video signals with computer-generated signals and control the transition with a fader. ColorboX features three internal slots for I O devices, adjustable- output signal saturation, a fader for color- key or genlock mode and several operating modes, such as Amiga thru, video thru, standard or invers genlocking, or standard or invers color keying. (IMtron- ics, 12301 SW 132nd Court, Miami, FL 33186, 305 255-9302.) RS&507. Don’t forget your extra memory! The BASEboard ($ 159.95) stocks your A500 with a battery-backed clock and up to 4 MB of RAM; 6 MB if you add the 2 MB XRAM daughterboard. Both boards let you add DRAMs incrementally by 512K to suit your tasks and pocketbook. The BASEboard slides into the A501 slot and features Super Agnus compatibility. (Expansion Systems, 44862 Osgood Rd., Fremont, CA 94539, 415 656-2890.) RS 508. For a bit more expansion 32-bit, that is-enter Mega Memory ($ 349 unpopulated), a RAM board designed to work with Mega-Midget Racer, CSA's 68030 accelerator. You can add 1 ($ 449), 2 ($ 499), 4 (S999), or 8 MB ($ 1999) of DRAM above the Amiga’s 9 MB address range to allow use of existing 16-bit memory. (CSA, 7564 Trade St., San Diego, CA 92121, 619 566-
3911. ) RS&509. Bars&Pipes owners, your horizons are expanding once again with the advent of two more add-ons. MuslcBox B. with oodles of tools and accessories, includes an event scrubber, velocity modifier, chord player, key filter, Fostex MTC-1 Controller, and a disk-jockey, multisong loader, to name a few. The Multi-Media Kit helps you add musical accompaniment to your graphics and animations. Kit features include Smoose. For converting Bars&Pipes files to SMUS and back again; Arexx support: Bars& Pipes MIDI Player; and Cue Card, which uses MIDI events to cue animation and graphics, both via Arexx and keystroke macros. For the full orchestration, contact Blue Ribbon Bakery (1248 Clairmont Rd., Suite 3D, Decatur, GA 30030, 404 377-1514). RS&510. Take command of your system with QPMA BASIC Programmer’s Toolkit ($ 29.95). The package provides graphics commands designed to work in Quad-Pixel Matrix Array mode, a standard developed by High Byte Software. With it, Amiga and AC-BASIC programmers can use a 320 x 200 resolution with 136 colors from a 8.39-million, pseudocolor palette. Taking advantage of the way the eye perceives colors under certain circumstances, QPMA creates an illusion of more colors. (High Byte. 91 Hillside St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.) RS&511. If it's time to replace your system's old A501 card, the M501-S Memory Clock Expansion Unit ($ 85) can fill the void. The card’s most impressive feature, a cutoff switch, lets you deactivate the M501-S without removing the card. (MicroBotics, 1251 American Pkwy., Richardson, TX 75061, 214 437-5330.) RS&512. How would you like your A500 to change like a chameleon? By replacing your 68000 coprocessor with an SMT printed circuit board containing an 80286 16-bit, 8 Mhz CPU, your Amiga can turn into an IBM AT MS-DOS compatible. Atonce-Amiga emulates the CGA. Hercules. Toshiba T3100, and Ol- ivetti-G0317 graphic cards. With it, your Amiga mouse can function as a Microsoft mouse, and your Amiga clock as an AT clock. (Vortex, Falterstrasse 51-53, D-7101 Flein bei Heilbronn, West Germany, 0 71 31 50 88-0.) RS 513. Superbase 4 ($ 495), the next generation of power database-management software, is rolling out to the showroom floor. The latest version features networking support for Ethernet- or ArcNet- based LANs, improved processing speeds, an expanded Database Management Language, and an overhauled forms-creation tool that allows you to incorporate check boxes and various images as buttons. (Precision Software, 8404 Sterling St., Suite A, Irving, TX 75063, 214 929-4888.) RS&514. With one to four individuals, or as teams. The object of the game is to guess a word based on drawings. In team mode, you sketch clues on screen for other team members who try to guess the word. The game comes with a drawing program that includes a Practice Draw mode. Your Amiga displays an onscreen board, automatically rolls the die, and keeps track of progress. (Broder- bund Software, 17 Paul Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903. 415 492-3200.) RS 515. Desktop Video for Profit ($ 30) intends to show you how to earn money by producing and marketing videos using your Amiga. For beginners, Desktop Video and the Amiga Computer (S30), an introductory tutorial, covers setting up and using a desktop-video system to create your own video productions. (Group M Productions, 100 Bridge St., 27, Hot Springs, AR 71901, 501 321-
1845. ) RS 516. Grab your baton and step up to AudloMaster III, the latest incarnation ot Oxxi s sound-digitizing program. A new utility, modeled after a CD player, stores and plays sounds. Other features include the ability to create multiple loops within a song, increased sampler support, real-time flange, and an upgraded oscilloscope. A-Talk III, the recently refurbished telecommunications program, now boasts remote capabilities and supports the XPR protocol. For either of these upgrades, contact Oxxi (1339 E. 28th St., Long Beach. CA 90039, 213 427-
1227) . RS 517. You can use your RAM disk more efficiently, according to Marketron. The Demand File Loader ($ 50) automatically loads files from floppy to your RAM disk. The program resides in your search path, so that AmigaDOS will search the RAM disk first, then query the DFL, which looks in a special file. (Marketron Microcomputer Systems, 125 N. Allen Ave., 324, Pasadena, CA 91106.) RS 518. Integrate Pioneer LD-V2200 laserdisc player activity into your own applications with the Laserdisc Controller Software Library ($ 99.95). The library includes routines to open a serial port, initialize the player, write one of 40 player commands to the serial port, or read the player’s response, detecting errors and the player's mode and operating parameters. (ACDA. 220 Belle Meade Ave., Setauket, NY 11733, 516 689-7722.) RS 519. ¦ Quotes from a few of our buyers... Five Exciting Games in One Action-Packed Collection! Available on IBM PC and Compatibles, Tandy and Amiga. Features unique "Split Screen" when using two joysticks for simultaneous Head-To- Head Competition. Or play "Split Screen" against a dynamic computer personality. Full-screen play for the single player. Each of three methods for each game features from 12 to 50 or more levels for unlimited game play! Phenomenal graphics, original music and sound effects all combine to add more FUN to our games. Visit your retailer or call 714 661-8337 for Visa MC orders or mail credit card number and expiration date, check or money order for $ 39.95 IBM ($ 49.95 Amiga) + $ 3.00 ($ 10.00 outside the U.S.) handling to: LIVE Studios, Inc., 30151 Branding Iron Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. FUTURE CLASSICS COLLECTION is a trademark of LIVE Studios. Inc, ©1990 LIVE Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders. The PD Prospector “Yosemite Tim” has formed a posse to search the Amiga nets for them thar elusive utilities and applications. Compiled by Tim Walsh Following is a selection, culled from the major telecommunication prove helpful to the Amiga computing public. Filenames, numbers networks, of utilities, applications and informative files that should and library locations are listed for quick reference. American People Link WHOISWHO.LZH (AmigaZone Section 1, file 24164) Revised and re-uploaded listing of the .Amiga community movers and shakers who use Plink. DFC4.LZH (AmigaZone Section 4, file 24021) Disk format and copy utility. Great for making multiple copies. RRDISK.LZH (AmigaZone Section 4, file 24016) A recoverable RAM disk from the software company, The Other Guys. Supports up to 32 units and can be autobooted in Kickstart 1.3. SELECTOR1 l.LZH (AmigaZone Section 8, File 23286) Small (8K) Arexx program run in conjunction with Baud Bandit. It launches an interface that allows you to click on files to be downloaded; then it downloads them unattended. Harv Laser, Amiga sysop extraordinaire of Plink, finds DFC4.LZH a popular pick this month, it’s a great utility for quickly making multiple archival copies of files, especially at user-group meetings. CompuServe MOVSSP.LZH (AmigaTech, Library 13) Moves the system stack pointer into fast memory, speeding up the Amiga quite noticeably in many cases. ANTIFL.LZH (AmigaTech, Library 13) Reduces flicker on interlace and hi-res screens. The original German documentation was translated into English by CompuServe sysop Steve Pietrowicz. MSDOSl.LZH (AmigaTech, Library 14) Sets up your Amiga drives as MS-DOS drives. Enter DIR DFO:, and you get an AmigaDOS directory; enter DIR MFC:, and you get a directory of an MS-DOS disk from that same drive. POPUPM.LZH (AmigaTech, Library 14) Menus and sub-menus pop up at the cursor when you press the right mouse button. Popular among many CompuServe users. According to CompuServe assistant sysop Betty Clay, the anti-flicker program (ANTIFL.LZH) has been the single most popular download for the past six weeks. Genie LZHSHELL.LZH (File 8916) Relatively small (17K) Shell program for LHARC that adds a point-and-click interface. Includes documentation and BASIC source code. NOISETRACKER2.0.LZH (File 8880) Version 2.0 ol Noisetracker, a European music editor. Offers MIDI support. WB2LOOK.LZH (File 8863) Makes your current version of Workbench look like, but not work like, Workbench 2.0 ADDTOOLS.LZH (File 8847). A small (5K) program by Steve Tibbett that allows you to make lists of items to be added to your Workbench 2.0 Tools menu. The big news from Genie isn't Amiga files; rather, it’s saving money. Genie’s general manager Bill Louden announced that as of October 1, 1990, the $ 29.95 sign-up fee is eliminated. Furthermore, subscribers will be billed only $ 4.95 per month for access to Genie news, GE Mail and a host of other Star Services. So, if you haven’t joined Genie yet, wait until October. Prospector's Perch: The prospector shares some of his tips. As in October's inaugural column, I list popular downloads from one network, while not mentioning their existence on the other networks. While not all of the programs listed on one network are available on the other two, most are, and usually under a remarkably similar filename. Be forewarned that although this column is billed as a "public domain " forum, some versions of the files listed may actually be classified as shareware or freeware. In these cases, the authors expect and rightfully deserve some contribution if you find their programs useful. By supporting these creative, hard-working individuals, you’re giving them an incentive to create more software, In turn making the entire Amiga community a happier world in which to live. 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M. Manzano AEG, New York A: Buying the 68030 882 board for your A2500 will most likely be cheaper than buying an A3000. You can then sell the A2620 board to an A2000 owner to recover some of your costs. Depending on which 030 board you get, you could end up with a machine with a significantly faster CPU than the stock 25MHz A3000. Of course, you could just sell your A2500 outright. With the money from that sale and what you would have spent for a 68030 board, you could get the 25MHz A3000 already equipped with Workbench 2.0, the ECS, and a 68030. As for the 68040 board, I suspect there will he comparable boards available for both the A3000 and the A2000. Because of the A3000's full 32-bit bus, however, an accelerated A3000 will run faster than a similarly equipped A2000, un- By Louis R. Wallace less all your programs reside in 32-bit memory on the A2000 s 68040 board. (Keep in mind that the more memory you add, the higher the price.) In all cases, if the Amiga has to access chip RAM (such as for animation), the A3000 will have a decided edge. As you know, the decision isn’t simple. The A2000 is a fully expandable Amiga and will continue to have a strong upgrade path. The A3000, however, offers even more possibilities for upgrading, and with the added features of the Zorro ill bus, it will have options that won’t be available for the A2000 series. WHERE’S THE Doctor? Q: Help! When my disk beca me unreadable, a message appeared on the screen stating “Error validating Disk Disk is Unreadable.” The instruction “Disk structure corrupt use DiskDoctor to correct it" folio-wed. What is DiskDoctor?
R. Montalbano Pomona, NY A: DiskDoctor is a disk-recov- ery program that resides in your Workbench disk’s C: directory. You can access it from the Shell (or CLI) by typing: DISKDOCTOR Dfn: where n is the number of the drive with the corrupted disk. Because many users have reported problems with DiskDoctor, it should not be used on a disk unless you have exhausted every other possibility, fry public domain programs first. I recommend Fix Disk and DiskSalv, which are available on both local and major telecommunication systems, as well as in many user-group libraries. By Any Other Name Q: I keep hearing about a command called ALIAS that lets you create custom command names for CLI Shell use. Where ran I find it? Ft isn't in my C: directory or the Tools and Utilities drawers.
J. Forte Washington, DC A: The ALIAS command is indeed a very useful feature of the Shell. It isn't a command you can enter from the command line; instead, it is executed on start-up in a special text file. This file, called Shell- Startup, is in the s: directory of your boot disk. In Shell-Startup, you will see a list of ALIAS commands already defined for you: ALIAS XCOPY COPY ;r] clone ALIAS ENDSHELL ENDCLI ALIAS PRO EXECUTE S:SPAT PROTECT [ ] ALIAS SDATE EXECUTE S.SPAT SETDATE [ ] ALIAS REN EXECUTE S:DPAT RENAME [ ] ALIAS CLEAR ECHO “*E[0;0H*E[J" ALIAS REVERSE ECHO U*E[0;0H*E[41 ;30M*E[J" ALIAS NORMAL ECHO “*E[0;QH*E[40;31 M*E[J" The new commands (XCOPY, ENDSHELL, PRO, and so on) are merely shorthand for more complex, lengthy statements. They do not change the names of the files they reference; instead, they instruct the Amiga to run the standard command when you type the new name. With .ALIAS, you can create powerful commands that are unique to your needs and system. In the above list, the last three commands use escape sequences. For example, while AmigaDOS doesn’t actually have a clear-screen command, the alias CLEAR uses some fancy escape codes to emulate it. Here are a few of my favorite ALIAS commands. Just for fun, try creating some of your own. All you need is a stand- ard text editor that saves .ASCII files. ALIAS HEADER sys:SYSTEM FORMAT ALIAS HOME CD sys: ALIAS AHELP TYPE sys:s shell- startup The last one (AHELP) will display your current set of ALIAS commands, just in case you forget what they are! ¦ $ 5.95 ea $ 4.95* ea I 1-9 Disks 10-24 Disks
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Now with a lull featured graphic from end. Empire is a rich simulation of international politics, economics and war. Which is played over a period of a few of months by 2 or more people. Players can run their countries from the normal Amiga keyboard, or via a modem at 300 to 2400 baud Counts as two disks FD38:Gnmcs • Includes TinyBaii • This tiny baseball game is very big m play action, CnbbageMaster ¦ a incredible cnbbage program. Spades - a well done card came. ChineseCheckers ¦ A computer version of this classic, Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set FD39a & biToblas Star Trek - Th;s is a new completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FD12 This one was created by the german author Tobias. The game i$ in engiish. The instruction are currently in german (looking for a translation). Excellent!!! Counts as two disks Requires 5i2k memory a 500 2000 or Pal Amiga FD40:Arcade MiddleEasl - a timely arcade game o! Death an destruction set m Iraq, BackToTheFuturell a very playable demo version of this soon to be released commercial game. City ¦ a missile command clone. WB54:Prlntlng This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing, Including Gothic • Finally a Banner printer for the PO, PrmtStudio -a well implemented all purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features, Ula • with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and many more. W855:Appllcallon - XcopylH - a full featured disk copier, make backups of write protected disk with this one, RoadRoute lind the quickest route from one city fo anofher. Highway description included. Dairy ¦ a diary program like ‘Dougy Howard M D", Cal ¦ a calendar program, Magman - a database tailored to maintain records on articles ard publications, and more WB56:General Utilities - This disk contains FuliView. A great graphic display, text viewer, and printer = see Amiga World, Oct 90, pa. 115), plus many more. WB57:Anlmation - This disk has several 'Demo* style animations. Including, Blitter, Lolly, Sun5. Vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph DD69:Advanced Utilities - SerNet and ParNet - Connect two Amiga s and share resources MemMomtor - Similar to Wfrag but greatly improved, Se ector - put menus on your workbench screen, and more. DD70:Game construction parser tool ADL (which stands for 'Adventure Definition Language') is a programming language and run-time environment designed for the convenient implementation of Adventure-like text games. Other Great Disks - FD5: Tactical Games - BullRun - a Civil war baffle game, Metro • you play the role of a city planner, Build wisely and your system will be a success, but poor planning will lead to disaster and financial ruin Very very habit forming FD6: GAMES! - This disk rs chocked full of games including; Checkers. Cfue, Gold - A new slide the pieces puzzle, Jeopard ¦ An enhanced version of Risk, RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Combat-fanks and asteroids FD7: PACMAN - This disk contains several pacman type games including, PacMan87 MazMan and Zorux FD9; Moria -. This has great graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack Play time several weeks' FD10: MackLlte - A dungeon adventure game Considered a must have classic. This is the second release of this game on tne Amiga Great Amiga graphic interface. Play time several weeks1 FD12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer. It features mouse control1, good graphics, digitized sound eflects and great gameplay Counts as 2 disks Rea iMb and two drives (or hd) FD13: Board Games • contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes Paranoids, and others. FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games ¦ DM maps. Spells, ilem location, and hints and more, also on this disk, Hball - an arknoid break out type game. Trix - a Qix type clone. FD16: Strategy Games - Includes Diplomacy and Empros, both great conquer and rule multiplayer games similar in concept to Simoty and Populas Aiso includes biackbox. Heads, and others. FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger memebers including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel oT Fortune FD20: Tactical Games MechForce(3 72); A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, robot-1 ke machines Simple words can 1 begin to give you tne feel of piloting a 30 - 40 fool tall, tire breath ng, earth shaking colossus Ehat obeys your every whim FD2d:Strategy Games and Others - Includes Dicey, a yathzee type clone. MM a master mind type done. Flipper an oshelio type clone. China an great implementation of Shangi, CircutWars a challenging game based on electronics, and Etram a computer based model tram set construction set for the enthusiast WB53:Graphtcs- The disk contains C-light - The easiest to use raytracing we have seen to date. This one start our life as a full featured commercial product similar to Scutpt3d- Now it has been released to the PD. Our gain! Raytracing programs can generate stunning highly reflective surfaces of realist objects. Also. Smovie * a fuff featured video text titter similar lo ProVideo. Broadcast Titter. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... FD26:Arcade Games - Marble..siide. truly this is a commercial quality game Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams. Excellent piayaditiy and entertainment. Mutants . A small version of the arcade game of lhe same name, also SuperBreakoul a pong arknoids type game FD29: Shool'em up's - WWH your the pilot of a world war il plane flying through enemy territory, you've |jst been spotted, good luck on you mission, SpKiMer - try and penetrate enemy lines w.fh this game, and Retaiiator - another great game. F031; Games1 - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation game. Black Jack Lab - a full featured set of card games. ChessTel - play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well done text adventure game (like an mlocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game FD32: Game Cheats and Flight Simulator - Includes an instrument flight simulator for a DciO Also Cheats and Hints fcr the following games, Earl Weaver, Falcon, It c.I.t.d., SimCity, SpaceAce, Space Quest, Test Drive hd install, and Extract a program that gets all of the text from within a game (or other) which helps cheating easier Also several football teams (.team files). FD33: Arcade Games Ffreddy a mano brothers type of game, Gerbils a target practice game. PipeLine a germany interpretation of Pipe Dreams, tron a light cycles version, and wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist. FD35 Omega (v 1.3) - A new dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vam as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions. Play time several weeks cr months WB4:Telecommumnicalion This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily. Access = 1 42) - A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm vi .34, but with the addition of translor protocols. Comm (1 34) - Last version of one of the best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handshake (2 12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 terminal emulator. WB6: Fonts 2 • ShowFont(4.0) This program allows you to view fonts Over 30 large AmigaDos fonts (some up to 56pts) WB7: Clip Art ¦ This disk is loaded with black and white clip art An includes, trees, watches, tools. US and State maps, and more WB10:Vfrus Killers - The latest and besi Viru$ X(4 0), Kv(2 t). And ZeroVirus(1.3) WB11: Business - Clerk(4 0). Finally a lull featured business accounting PD program for the small to medium company, Includes receivables, payables, end ol month and much much more. WB12: Disk Utilities - This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts off file ninipulation A real must have! WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 d fferent drivers, and il these don't do it. With PrtDrvGen you can make your own WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a proiecvtime management program and financial analysis (stocks). WB16: Business - This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great caiendar scheduiar, a roiide* program, and pennywise a good ‘Cash Book* accounting (or home or once WB18: WordText Processors - This disk contains tne Pest editors that we could find. Includes. WordWnght(v6 2) a full featured word processor with mail merge and outlining capacity. Dme(vi.25) a great programed editor with strong macro !eatures.Te*ED(v2.6) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker WB20: General Interest - DiskSaiv Vi 42 a disk recovery program lor all Amiga file system. FixDisk Vi 0 another file recovery program with features DiskSaiv doesn’t have, 3DLookt gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench. Clean Vi 01 a program to de fragment memory, Tracer - trace any part al that image WB23: Graphics and Plotting Plot (20b) a throe dimensional mathematical function plotter Can plot any user defined (unction, BezSurf2 produces awesome pictures ol objects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iff image files onto any surface that it can draw. Now comoatible with most 3D packages and Vscreen makes a virtual screen anywhere, great lor DTP . WB25:Educational - On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps ol any enter user global coordinate Also Paradox a great demonstration ot Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. WB26: Disk Utilities 2 ¦ MrBackup. KwickBackup two well done utilities ?o help with harddisk and floppy disk backups. FileMast - a binary file editor, Lapiepnnter ¦ Disk label printer with very powerful features. Payment Enclosed Please charge my Visa Master charge Account Signature" Name Address City_ WB27: Nagel - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound - This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs for generating stunning graphics, includes, MandelMountains • a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen ¦ generated recursive fractels from user input. Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two fast mandelbrot generators, also Mostra • the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF $ including Dynamic HAM, and Sound - a great IFF sound payer, will play anything. 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1. 3 Kickstart ROM .29.00 All Quantum Drives in stock......Call Many other products In stock Including over 600 software titles. If you are In the area please stop by to see the complete line of Amiga computers. R- a 31 2534 S. Broad St. _ |n PA or for Information Philadelphia, PA 19145 can (215) 462-22sa ' call for complete ie'-ais co nese repairs arw 10 ger an aurhoraaaon number. BRIDGEBOARD USERS MEMORY FOR LESS D RAM BLOWOUT!! A low cost, simple solution that enables the PC Emulator to speak! NOW YOU CAN HAVE SOUND ON THE 2088 OR 2286 BR1DGEBOARDH! These easy-to-follow instructions allow you to build-it- yourself with less than $ 5.00 in parts and instalf-it- yourself in less than 15 minutes!!! For $ 9.95 you receive COMPLETE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION DIAGRAMS OPTIONAL PARTS INFORMATION HINTS & TIPS 0K 7t meg f meg 17j meg 2 meg $ 199 $ 215 $ 230 $ 245 $ 199 $ 235 $ 270 $ 309 $ 319 $ 219 $ 339 $ 119 $ 159 S189 $ 219 S249 215-741-6225 FAX 215-741-6229 Add S3.00 S&H Add S4.00 COD VISA MC CHECK COD Send check or money order for $ 9.95 (TX res. Add 7% sales tax) to; MTE 13120 Tahoe Drive Dallas, Texas 75240 256x1 150n.s S 2.00 ea 256 x 1 120n.s .. 2.50 ea. 1 meg x 1 100n.s..... 8.00 ea 1 meg x 1 Bon.s B.75 ea. 256x4 70n.s .....11.00 ea. 256 x 4 80n.s .... 9.00 ea. 256 x 4 80n,s. Zips ...11.00 ea, 256 x 4 10On.s. zips. 10.00 ea. 64 x 4 100n.s ....30.00 ea. Paula Denise 56.50 ea. FATTER AGNUS ....95.00
1. 3 Klckstart ROM .28.00 For Amiga 3000 1 x 4 Static Zips .56.95 256x4 80n s Static Zips ...12.00 SPIRIT BOARDS IN 1000 SIN 500 X-RAM 500 1000 4 meg Trapper MEMORY WORLD 2476 CROYDEN COURT BENSALEM, PA 19020 ATTN: AMIGA DEPT. CPUs 68000 16 Mhz $ 35.00 68010 8 10 Mhz ......35.00 6B020 16 Mhz ..75.00 20 Mhz 109.00 68030 25 Mhz 289.00 Math Co's 68881 12 Mhz .69.00 16 Mhz ..75.00 20 Mhz ..69.00 68882 25 Mhz 249.00 33 Mhz 349.00 All Crystals 10,00 ea. 1megx8Simm 2 for 149.00 We ship APO FPO & Foreign Call for Fax charges. Circle 287 on Reader Service card. Circle 261 on Reader Service card. Circle 307 on Reader Service card. Y Color Paper Bright Pack: Paslel Pack: Color Certificate Paper: Color Banner Paper: i’.': 1 ul
- til i 4- "h p. jr.: Circle 267 on Reader Service card. Displays and prints all 4096 Amiga colors! $ 29.95* for HamltUp! Clip Art. Vol.l (3-disk set) $ 39.95** for HamltUp! (both Include U.S. shpg.) Call or send a check or money order to: ? Delta Graphics A 48 Dighton St. Brighton. MA 02135 A (617)254-1506 Mass, residents add: *$ 1.50 or **$ 2.00 sales tax _Dealer Inquiries welcome Ham It Up! (v. I.02) Introducing... New! HamltUp! Clip Art Backgrounds, gradients, textures created with HamllUpl’s smooth blends Asixteen 256-color charts with RGB CMY values take the guesswork out of color selection color palettes fast! Aworks with DigiPaint,M and DeluxePaint"-’ Aexoanded Blender" Ribbons: Price Each Black Color T-Shirt Ribbons Brother M1109 S4.95 S5.95 S7.00 Citizen 200 GSX 140
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U. ..... Ask Agnus The lady with all the answers is back by popular demand... with a little help from Steve Pletrowicz. Q; I have been thinking of getting a laser printer for my Amiga. My husband says they're dangerous. What do you think? Imd As kin High Bloomers, Vermont A: Dear Ima: Laser printers are pretty safe now, but at first they were risky. In one Florida case, the laser shot out the side of one ana vaporized a pink flamingo. The government, seeing great potential in this, gatnered these early models together and shot them into space as sort of an unofficial Star Wars program. If the Earth is attacked by flamingos, you can rest assured we're safe. Q: I own a hair salon and have been looking for software to help me out at work. What can you m jmmend? Burly Nails Youiesoakmginit, Arizona A: Dear Buffy: You're in luck! The makers of Scalp- Animate 3-D have just released “Wigs in Space,” a program that lets you construct any type of hair style you wish, all in 30! They even include some well- known faces and various sample hair styles. (An add-on module is planned for complexion textures.) Now you can answer the question on every hairstylist's mind: What does Ron Reagan look like with a beehive hairdo? Would You Believe ItY In a previous issue, we stated that Brown-Wagh was offering free upgrades to Pen Pal. This is incotieu. Upgrades (for a fee) may be obtained from Pen Pafs developer, Softwood, who is no longer associated with Brown-Wagh. Any questions regarding Pen Pal ma be directed to Softwood, PO Box 50178, Phoenix. AZ 85076. Also on the move. Mu robotics reports an expanded operation at a iicv% location; 1251 American Pkwv., Richardson, TX 750(31.214 437-5330. Price Slashing. Miu o-Sy:'terns Software has lowered pi ices on all its products b one-third for an undetermined amount of time, according to a company repQ: I've tried to read and write IBM 3' ?- inch disks in my Amiga drives, but they don’t work, f know that there is software available to read and write IBM disks, but why can't the Amiga handle those disks without that software? Balou Suitt Dongle, New York down is testing the springs on those little metal doors on 3.5" disks, Q: Some of the programs I use flicker like crazy. I know I can buy a special card and a multisync monitor, but before f do, I’d like to know if there is another way to stop this flicker. Please help! Dennis Drill White Knuckles, Illinois A: Dear Dennis: I've had an Amiga since it first came out, and I found a quick and easy soA: Dear Balou: That insidious code actually fools your Amiga into thinking that an IBM disk is no different from any standard Amiga- formatted disk. That code is so noxious that if your Amiga were exposed to it without some sort of protection, it would spit the disk out so hard and fast that it would be driven into the wall behind you. (Not to mention what it couid do to you.) I heard about one individual who was inadvertently exposed to this media without eye protection for a little too long, and now the only job he can hold resentative. Sale items include excellence!, from $ 299.95 down to S 199.95; The Works! Platinum, from $ 299.95 to $ 199.95; Online! Platinum, from $ 99.95 to $ 69.95; and Scribble! Platinum, from $ 149.95 to $ 99.95. Attention dealers: The Amiga World Marketing Dept, has redesigned and improved the AW Dealer Report. II you wish to receive this newsletter, call Wendic Marro or Laura Livingston at 603 924-9471, or lax your request to 603 924-4066. To Have and to Hold. VidTech extended its ScanLock initial-purchase warranty to one year. It includes support via an 800 number in the LS. Lution to your problem. I bought four Slinky springs from a toy store and connected them all between my computer chair and the ceiling. Now, when I sit in the chair and bounce, the flicker just seems to go away! Be careful, though. Once when I was playing an exciting arcade game, one of the springs broke, and I was shot through the window. Q: I just wanted to let you and everyone else know that ABCDEFG just came out with a new product for the farm: the EIEIO board. With this new board, I just set up my A3000 in the barn, interface my cow to the milking machine, and let er go. The driver software really keeps Bessy humming. Now we're really in sync! Lon Mower Hamhock, Iowa A: Dear Lon: Thanks for the information. Here's another tidbit for you: ABCDEFG just announced the SX-lQQO tanner, an Amiga- compatible tanning oooth. If you liked the EIEIO board, you'll love this! The cost is negligible; they'll just take it out of your hide later. RC - 2000 2 - 8 MB RAM with 2 MB ON-BOARD RC - 500 512 KB RAM with CLOCK CALENDAR 3A-1D ' 3 W FLOPPY with LED TRACK DISPLAY 3A-1 3Vi" FLOPPY DISK DRIVE G - 1000 FULLY OPTICAL MOUSE Gi - 500 * OPTO-MECHANICAL MOUSE JS-105- INI HAND SCANNER 400 DPI 32 GRADUATION
- _J 800r356-5178 . Inside CA 714-633-1026 Distributed by' _J KONYO International , Inc. FAX 714-633-5339 r e * is a registered tradcmak of Commodore - Amiga, Inc. * • Cvde 117 on Reader Service card AMIGA AND GOLDENlMAGE . THE PERFECT COMBINATION Dealer Inquiries Invited We're not saying everyone should own a Digi-View Gold... Protozoa, for example, have very little need. Only one product has captured the imagination of Amiga users around the world: Digi-View Gold. It's the most award winning, best-selling and most used Amiga hardware product of ail time. When Amiga owners want to digitize graphics they use Digi-View Gold. Period. In fact, we’ve probably sold more Digi-Views than any other digitizer on any PC in history. Here's your chance to bring the world into your Amiga. Simply focus your video camera on any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with vibrant color and stunning clarity. Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, video, or just for fun, Digi-View Gold makes dazzling images perfectly simple. Digi-View Gold is designed specifically for the .Amiga 500 and 2000, and plugs directly into the parallel port. With complete software control of color saturation, brightness, sharpness, hue, resolution, and palette, advanced image processing is as easy as adjusting the controls on your television. Only Digi-View Gold:
• Has exclusive Dynamic HiRes mode for 4090 colors in HiRes
• Digitizes in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x200 up to 768x480 (full HiRes overscan) Requires standard gender changer for use with Amiga 1000. Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs ol RAM. Digi-Vrew Gold is a trademark of NewTek. Inc.
• Lises 2 to 4096 colors (including halfbrite)
• Digitizes in 21 bits per pixel (2.1 million colors) for the highest quality images possible
• Has advanced dithering routines that give an apparent 100,000 colors on screen simultaneously
• Comes with an icon driven slideshow program for presentations using both IFF and Dynamic images
• Offers an unprecedented lifetime warrant}1 and toll-free support line If you want the best pictures possible on your Amiga, then you need the best selling video digitizer of all time: Digi-View Gold. Only $ 199.95 Digi-View Gold is available now at your local Amiga dealer. Or call 1-800-843-8934 or 1-913-354-1146 wT=k The Amiga Video Digitizer incorporated 1 According to Dodson Yaple, in Shadow of the Beast (Psygnosis, $ 49.95), you can master the final hazard that giant club with brute force if you have three lives left. Just keep pounding on the wall. If you don't have the lives, you'll have to time your movement to the club's movement, running In to deliver a tew punches, then pulling back to safety.
• Of course, getting to the end is the 2 Copies all 3.5" software made! This Includes: MAC, ATARI, ST, IBM, MIDI KEYBOARDS, & AMIGA!
* Copies all 5.25" software made! (Requires two 1020 AMIGA Drives) This Includes: APPLE, ATARI, COMMODORE 64 128, IBM. Etc.!
- Full verify option! No more re-copying!
* Copies all of these protection schemes: WEAK BITS, STRONG BITS, LONG TRACKS, SHORT TRACKS, DATA-COMPRESSION EXPANSION, critical track lengths, etc! Nothing slips by! Hardware goes where software copiers can’t go. Why spend money on software when just one super card AMI II can Iasi you a lifetime. Version 1.0 software now ready for AMI ll. Open a file to the latest software and copy it in 60 seconds !!!!! Only $ 9.95 3 Dunn and Brudstreet Number Upon Request * Miss Lattice seems so innocent?- ?oger, A.K.A. Super Sleuth * *F.B.1,-Find Barney Immediately WE ACCEPT SCHOOL PURCHASE ORDERS • OVERSEAS SHIPPING IS OUR SPECIALTY * Continental U.S. only.

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