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In Sync SMPTE Output (S249, SunRize Indus- tries) generates LTC (SMPTE) time code and sends it out through the Amiga's audio jack, letting you stripe time code onto audio and video tape. You can use it by itself or as an expansion module for SunRize's Studio 16 audio-editing systems. SMPTE Output locks to the sync pulse of each frame of video when used with a genlock or NewTek's Toaster. The software can also sync audio and video decks together, slave VTRs to the Amiga, and synchronize audio decks using a sync box. SMPTE Output is NTSC and PAL compatible, works with any Amiga, and requires 1MB of RAM. (RS 133). Oscar-Winning Team: Amiga, Toaster, and D2 If you've been dreaming about the day when the Amiga and economical video tools could create an Academy Award winning film your fantasy just came true, T his year, The Empowerment Project won an Oscar for Best Documentary Film with Panama Deception. The group edited the film on 3 4" SP videotape, and color-corrected it through NewTek’s Video Toaster on D2 composite digital tape using a unique capability called “pre-read.” Then believe it or not 35mm film prints for theatrical distribution were made from the video master! Production Coordinator Gary Meyer (now with Sweet Pea Productions) secured US Department of Defense battle footage taped by the Pentagon during the Panama invasion. Production folks combined this footage with video from Panamanian sources showing newly discovered grave sites of civilian casualties. Shot by anxious camera operators under difficult conditions, much of the footage was wildly out of color-halance; some footage came from multigeneration copies of 8mm and VMS sources. The Empowerment Project edited all this, together with interview segments taped in Panama and the US, onto 3 4" tape using tube cameras of varying quality. Co-producer David Kasper sent the edited program to Video-It Post, an innovative post-production facility in Culver City, California, which copied the full 3 4" SP tape over to 1)2 composite digital tape. The digital format stabilizes chroma crawl found in nondigital NTSC video and eliminates generation loss problems. The facility then perfected the shot-by-shot color correction with pre-read, which uses the dynamic tracking heads to pull audio and video signals from the D2 master tape into a special-effects console. This they corrected, mixed with other video signals, fed back into the 1)2 editor, and re-recorded onto the same master tape as if it were a signal from a B-sourcc deck. Video-It (310 280-0505) discovered the potential power of pre-read for low-bud- get producers in 1989 and has since refined it into what they call D2-. The facility networks five Amigas on-line for multiple effects, and uses InnoVision’s Broadcast Tider for text. The D2 pre-read signal is routed through a Video Toaster switcher, which maintains first-general ion master-quality, good enough to make the final 35mm film print for theatrical distribution. At $ 225 per hour this method is much less expensive than 1)1 processing and it’s much faster: The full 90-minute program was corrected in two hours. The decision to do the color correcting on D2 brought the quality level of the entire production up to feature film standards, and on Oscar night die producers of Panama Deception walked away with a golden statue the realization of every home-video producer’s dreams. Paine Hedlund As the keeper of I UN sole A4000, I'm continually asked by co-workers to capture AGA-gen- erated screens. For ibis task, 1 use a PD program residing in the Amiga area of every network QuickGrah i. 1 by Steve Ilines. Operating as a commodity under OS 2.0 through 3.0, ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh M QuickC irab handles AG A screen modes quite nicely. And while we're on the subject of 2.0+ commodities: Most nets harbor version 1.80 of Hans- Peier Guenther's W'COMM. Complete with a clock and palette window, W'COMM lets you cycle screens via user-defined hotkeys. Another commodity, HuntVVin- dows 2.6 by Jorg Bublath, has won rave reviews thanks to its ability to create scrollable screens larger than the visible area of vour monitor. To determine your Amiga's performance in a variety of areas, Amiga Intuition Bused Benchmarks (AIBB) has seen recent revisions and now lingers at version 6.0. Another interesting program, Dashboard 1.4 is an OS 2.0+ utility by Marat 4 4 Favzuilin that uses dashboard- j like gauges to display CPU activity, as well as chip and last RAM usage. For those so inclined, BIX recently freshened its entire lineup of Amiga software tools.

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Document sans nom From “The Elf Works Museum 1 an Amiga 3-D image by Erik Flom Fined Copy II produces high quality, professional looking documents. It combines advanced word processing features, easy-to- use page layout capabilities, and state-of- the-art printing technology into one convenient program. While other programs claim to have quality printing, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that will produce excellent quality printouts on any Workbench (1.3,2.0 or higher) supported graphic printer. If you have a PostScript printer, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that has true WYSIWYG PostScript print capabilities - other programs limit you to a few fonts and a limited number of sizes. Final Copy II supports NimbusQ, Compgraphic, and Type-1 outline font formats giving you access to thousands of commercial and pubiic-domain fonts. Final Copy II's word processing features include: 144,000 word speller; 1.4 million response thesaurus; automatic hyphenation; named paragraph style sheets; master pages; mail-merge; multiple newspaper style columns; search and replace; header and footer support; left, right, center and decimal tabs; paragraph justification; and automatic date, time, and page number insertion. Final Copy lfs graphic features include: object-oriented, J structured tools for drawing boxes, ovals, lines, arrow-tipped lines, and rounded cornered boxes; cropping; graphic sizing; object locking; and graphic depth arranging. Full AGA support lets you work in screens having up to 256 colors. Final Copy II now available in American English, British English, German, French, and French-Canadian versions is the best selling word processor for the Amiga in the world. As stated in a recent AmigaWorld review, "FinalCopy II pulls into the lead of the Amiga word-processing pack." Twin* eeri wkmi Unai Copy Final Copy rx KniHr if hit. ¦mmb uI rt Ik M-_i ii qni ft> uf*, fvc i« iMTh It mm nLrt IL p -j. OtfuditK hhvtl ¦¦¦ ¦ n i I kifcc ThineUno thsrt it net c il p floy. Ni«q-«linfi tn i J m m ¦ • - fSafc shat FWHUV AIIW5KH J111 .iUif kr.- ? |T«* OUB a | ojjl i jjPPQ wJRhMT UippmM. T||| OHB hi Mj iwf le um. Lh>ri lllNiilUt ofciiw inpto j ,4 wtv*.f
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P. O. Box 50178 • Phoenix, Arizona 85076 Style sheets and master pages are features you can really use to ensure your documents are created in a consistent and well-planned manner. Fully editable page views let you work in several levels of reduction and magnification. Multiple snaking columns, left right pages, and title page options are easy to use, 1(800)247-8314 System Requirements: Amiga® with at least I megabyte of RAM and either a hard drive or 2 floppy drives. To use Compugraphic fonts you must have a hard drive and WB 2. I or greater. Everybody's talking multimedia revolution. Allow us to light the fuse. A lot of apples were bruised when we first introduced Scala, the professional presentation package. With the new Scala MultiMedia MM200, they will be blown into oblivion! AnivnLab With this bonus program you can make your animations play up to four times faster! The press writes: "The word multimedia has been battered and misused... Scala on the other hand, know exactly what multi- media is and what to do with it!" Amiga User International (UK) "...the best program in show business." Amiga Format (UK) "Scala MM200 is the kind of software that many serious users simply cant't afford to be without." Amiga Computing (UK) Let us introduce a few of the features that make Scala MM200 combined with the Amiga the world's most powerful multimedia environment: _ Scala EX A revolutionary new plug & play system, for the integration of laserdisk, still video, MIDI, or CDTV sounc in your Scala presentation. Extra EX'es, such as 24 bit graphic support and VCR control are also available. Scala Wipes More than 80 amazing, smooth and professional transitions provide possibilities previously unseen on the Amiga. Scala Shuffler Instant viewing of your whole presentation! You can see up to 112 pages at one time. Simply shuffle them around with the mouse! Scala Snapload A series of advanced techniques make Scala load and display pictures and animations faster than any other j package! Scala Sound Enhance your presentations with voice-over, music and special sound effects! Scala offers total control of recording and play-back. Scala LINGUA The multimedia language Lingua with its close link to Arexx puts the advanced user in total control! For a close look at the market leader in multi- media software, contact your dealer today! With Iho kind o»»rvianc*> of IliOm EMI Inliirndlional 'Hi 4: '¦ •>"rf ;V 1 I ncydofln r liu llfilunnitci . !
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* Palette lllllllll [If Toolbox j 'lllllllllllll j[| Render Load | Save 111 Print ErefsllQuit 2560 x 9HMlHra Cooposi te Rotate R Size I Irsfisr orM w* ¦ m m icri look LiTCCT a ftrex* IMABEFX TRULY INTEGRATED IMAGE PROCESSING...A REALITY, HERE AND NOW The concept is simple: IniageFX is the only Image Processing package that you mil ever need. Period. Some Image Processing packages make a lot of promises, but end up making you do all the work as they work on your pocket- book! But not ImageFX from GVP; we've done it right the first time, saving you time and money. The way we see it, "Professional" means Truly Integrated. That's why ImageFX gives you everything up front. We wouldn't think of doing it any other way! Observe: FEATURE ImageFX price ADPRO' PRICE Image processing $ 249.95 $ 299.00 Morphing Included $ 295.00 "Pro Conversion Pack11 Included $ 90.00 Epson Scanning Included $ 200.00 TOTALS -jft. S 249.95* $ 884.00* - We could have stopped there, but Image Processing is serious business, and serious business calls for value and power, so ImageFX holds nothing back. You won't find any other Image Processing software with these integrated features: Regionalized Processing... Edge Feathering ..... Brush Handling ...... Color Transparencies ...2 Separate RGB Masking..... ...g CMY HSV Operation . YUV YIQ Operation . ...21 JX-100 Scanning .(7 Virtual Memory ...g Complete Painting Tools... jV Real-time WYSIWYG Preview ..[V Dual Image Buffers ......v Alpha Channel g Undo & Redo . Perhaps other Image Processing packages will someday catch on to the power and flexibility of ImageFX. However, if you're serious now about Image Processing, you need the software that was born ready. No limitations. No costly additions! ImageFX is Truly Integrated Image Processing...a reality here and now! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC.* 600 CLARK AVENUE, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 USA PHONE 215-337*8770 • FAX 215-337-9922 'Lis! Prices and features are based on information published in Am;gaWorld, May 1993, and are subject to change ImageFX and CmeMorph are trademarks of Great Valley Products. Inc ADPro is a trademark cl ASDG Inc Amiga is a registered trademark 0I Commccore-Amiga. Inc. AmigaWorld is a publication of TechWedia Publishing, an IDG Company. ©1993 Great Valley Products, Inc. VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, JULY 1993 FEATURES Fluid Form By Lennard Price .24 Three-dimensional liquid effects waves, ripples, molten metals, even gases are some of the hottest commercial animation effects. Learn how von can create them like the pros with Amiga 3-D graphics packages. Digital Canvas 215 In keeping with our 3-D graphics focus this month and in appreciation of the many works so kindly submitted by artists we bring hack our “gallery” from the early days of AW. 1 + 1=3(D)I By Joel Hagen ....30 Creating “stereo pairs” is die 3-D key in this tutorial. Learn how to produce images and animations you can view in stereo 3-D. ARTICLES The PC Connection By Dave Johnson ..33 If you need IBM PC emulation on vour Amiga, here’s a comparative evaluation of eight leading PC bridgehoards emiilalors to help put you squarely at the A: prompt. Put on the Hex By Jim Maciorowski ...43 Computer viruses can attac k your system at any time, kani these practical preventiv e measures and find out about a new European crop of potent virus-killing programs. COLUMNS Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson .. 4 A recent deal between Commodore and NewTck puis die latter s flagship product squarely back in the former's camp. Accent on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...48 If you liked Joel’s feature this month on 3-D stereo graphics (p. 30), here are some inexpensive follow-up tips on outputting such images for use with optical viewers. Video Suite By Joel Tesster and Michael Hanish .... 30 In this first installment of a two-patter on troubleshooting your video productions, our You may have seen some scenes from Erik Flam's incredible imaginary fine-urts museum before, hut not this one: Flam created if just for our cover. He modeled all the objects from scratch on an A 3000 using NewTek’s Light Wave 3D 2.0; the paintings came from CompuServe’sJine-arts library. Flam, who runs a 3-D production service (FFF Works in Alameda, Caf began the museum as an experiment in photorealism. 11 e think he succeeded! Video team shows you where to look when you can’t see the cause of your signal problems. Player’s Choice Contest = = 5 Pick your all-time Favorite Amiga games and win an Amiga 1200 in the bargain in rill A first-ever Player’s Choice Contest. DEPARTMENTS Overscan . 8 You’ll find plenty of Amiga news and new products that deserve “scanning" this month. Help Key ....f)2 Help yourself to some free advice as Tim answers technical questions from our readers. List of Advertisers ... f)4 The Last Word .104 f or 29 cents you can step up to the box and take vour swings. REVIEWS V-Lab v3.1 (MacroSystems) .K> Powerful 24-bit video-digitizer combo. VistaPro 3.0 (Virtual Reality Laboratories) .20 AGA upgrade of the landscape-genemtiun program. DSS8+ Digital Sound Studio (Lj i......84 Accent the “plus" in this sampling editing package update. Professional Page 4.0 (Gold Disk).. 64 Pro Page DTP for AGA Amigas. Retina (MacroSystems) ......68 New low-cost 24-bit display card. MBX 1200z (MicroBotics) ..70 A1200 RAM expansion FPU card combo. SQ5110C Removable Cartridge Disk Drive (Syquest) 72 Convenient mass storage in 44 88MB versions. Pro-Board 3.0 (Prolific) ...72 Do-it-yourself primed-dreuii-ljoarcl maker. GAMES Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 76 Once more to the brink with Shadow of the Beast III in this month’s gaming lips column. Bard’s Tale Construction Kit (Interplay) 76 Roll your own versions of die classic Amiga RPG favorite. Legends of Valour (U.S. Gold) .... 78 Smooth-flowing, free-scrolling RPG mport. Short Takes .82 Capsule reviews of new Amiga games. A IT Product Information .102 1 b contac t the developer of any product mentioned in this issue oiAmigaWorld, consult our all-in-one “Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses” list. COVER IMAGE BY ERIK FI.OM COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY EDWARD jl DICE EDITOR’S DRAWER Commodore and NewTek join forces to bring you the Video Toaster 4000. A Marriage Made in Video Heaven? The big news coming out of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show last month did not lake many Amiga users by surprise. After all, for the past few months, rumors of a 4000-compatible Video Toaster have been as widespread as mushrooms in May. How the announcement was presented generated the excitement. It was promoted as “a joint mar keting effort" between NewTek and Commodore. The display of cordiality and good fellowship between these two video titans was unprecedented. James Dionne, Commodore Pr esident and General Manager, commented, “Commodore is pleased to join NewTek as they announce the Video Toaster 4000... ” NewTek’s president, Tim jennison, reciprocated with similar words praising “this powerful combination of new technologies...” The announcement ushers in a new era of cooperation between Commodore and NewTek and threatens to bring a smile to even the most crusty, hardened Amiga veteran. It also signals the beginning of a burgeoning support market for the Toaster 4000, which, if the NAB show is any indication. Promises to eclipse that shown for its predecessor. (See
p. 8 for more on the Video Toaster 4000 and a roundup of support products.) The 4000 version of the Video Toaster is newly designed to fit exactly into the dedicated 4000 video slot no modifi- cations necessaiy! And to take advantage of the new AGA chip set. In naming its new product, NewTek alludes to the source of the power behind the new Toaster magic, that is, the A4000. If you check out the ads for the new Toaster, you’ll be pleased to identify right away the Commodore equipment that the Toaster uses: No more hiding the fact that the Toaster runs on an Amiga. Since the Toaster is so inextricably lied into the Amiga’s custom chips, it never made much sense, anyway, to try to hide the Amiga's role. This new computing glasnost promises more visibility and an elevated status for Commodore’s machines, and promises to deliver video power to the legion of Amiga users. Video Toaster 4000 features a new, improved version of NewTek’s LightWave software, with increased speed and ease of use. (Lightwave is already used extensively in Hollywood.) Other features include a new, easier-to-use interface and hundreds of eye-popping effects from the simple to the complex. In addition, a new mouse-controlled character generator greatly expands your titling options. Extra features, power, convenience, and, best of all, a low price. If you’re a dedicated 'Toaster user, then you need no further convincing that Toaster 4000 is for you. If you’re still wondering what the “revolution” is all about, now may be a good time for you to take a serious look at this new Toaster, which is due next month in computer stores. Amiga World will follow this announcement with a hands-on review of NewTek’s new hardware software combo for the A4000, Stay tuned. AmigaWorld Dale Strang. Publisher Dennis Brisson, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Vinoy Laughner, Managing Editor Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor Tim Walsh, Senior Editor Reviews Ann Record, isstsfanf Editor Gene Brawn, David T. McClellan, Joel Hagen. Peter Olafson, Contributing Editors Howard G. Happ, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer Alana Korda, Manufacturing Manager Michael McGoldrick, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Guinard, Sales Representative Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: 1-800-441-4403; 1-603-924-0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 Giorgio Saluti, Associate Publisher. It’est Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018; FAX: 1-415-375-7019 Vvendie Haines Marro, Marketing Director Mary McCoIe, Promotion Coordinator Lisa Jail Let, Desktop Publishing Manager Deborah M. Walsh, Circulation Manager Debbie Bourgault, Fulfillment Coordinator Subscription Sendees: 1-800-827-0877 or 1-815-734-1109 TechMedia Publishing Dale Strang, President Susan M, Hanshaw, Director of Operations Monica A. Lougee, Administrative Assistant zsf Customer Sendee Liaison William M, Boyer, Director of Credit Sales cr Collections Kemco Publishers Services, Newsstand Circulation miDG INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP Amiga World (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines, Int. ImigaHbdd is published monthly by Tech.Media iTiblishm , Inc.. an IDG Company, SO Elm St.. Peterborough. Nil 03458. I S. subscription rate is S29.97. one vear; $ 57.07, two years: $ 83.97, three years; Canada, $ 41,97 (includes GST’), and Mexico $ 38.97. Eo reign Surface $ 49.97. Foreign Airmail $ 84.97. U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank. Prepayment is required on all foreign subscriptions. All foreign rates are one-year otilv. Second-class posiage paid at iVteiljorough. Ml. And at additional mailing ollices. Phone: 603-924-0100. I mire contents copyright 1993 by IcchMcdia Publishing, Inc. N'opart of I his publication may lie pt in led or nihnxvisc icproduccd without written permission Irom (lie publisher. Postmaster: Send address changes to.lwigflll wA , Subscription Service*. PO Box 595, Mi. Morris. ||. B|0:i 1-7901. Nationally distributed by Kable News Co. Amiga World makes every ellbrt to ensure the accuracy ol articles. Listings, and diagrams published in the magazine.. miga World assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. Printed in the USA.
G. G-LOCK" BY GVP FOR SIMPLE TITLING OR MIXING IT ALL TOGETHER the Building Blocks of Better Video G-Lock“ Makes Your Video Connections With:
• Genlock features for crisp overlays of scrolling, or static titles, graphics over live video and recording to videotape with high quality results,
• Simple, intuitive mouse-driven software control panels. Full Arexx, CLI interfaces and Workbench interfaces.
• Software selection of 2 composite video inputs or 1 Y C (S-Video) input.
• Software selection or mixing of 2 audio inputs with bass and treble control.
• Software-driven video processing amplifier, (proc amp) offering complete real-time signal processing control, including hue, brightness, saturation and more,
• Software-controlled RGB color splitter compatible with video digitizers like Newtek's Digi-Vicw™.
• Built-in transcoder converts input video to composite, Y C, RGB or YUV outputs.
• Full ECS AGA support for full compatibility with new A1200 and A4000 systems!
• Compatible with popular titling software like AmigaVision™, Scala-Multimedia 200™ and Gold Disk's Video Director™.
• Separate versions available for standards around the world. Compatible with NTSC, PAL and SECAM. Video: A Cut Above G-Lock;s six video control panels enable you to perform a wide array of special effects on still or motion video including... ? Colorizing for unique visual effects. ? Creating your own "classic" black and white videos using the Colorkill feature ? Color filter effects. ? High-quality keying effects with bitplane or chroma keying. ? Manual or automatic (ARexx triggered) fades and cuts. Audio: Sound Designs G-Lock's dual-input audio panel switches, mixes and shapes sound for effects such as... ? Combining stereo channels or separate inputs without a "Y" adaptor. ? Treble and bass equalization. ? Plus, add DSS8 or any Amiga created modified digital audio samples to your final mix! Professional video processing + audio processing + a powerful but simple interface + creative special effects, make G-Lock the cornerstone of your multimedia productions! For more information or your nearest GVP dealer phone 215-337*8770 For technical information, phone 215-354-9495 GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC.‘600 CLARK AVENUE, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 USA PHONE 215-337-8770 * FAX 215-337-9922 G-Lock is a trademark at Great Valley Products. Inc Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc, Al other trademarks are the property of their respective owners Circle 1 on Reader Service card Subscribe today at our low introductory rate of $ 12.95 for s*x bi-m BifflCTBSWH9We! BSBBlffffl door. Call our toll free number now and become part of an exciting new world came THAT YOU EVER DREAMED AN AUDIO SAMPLER COULD BE PLUS! We'll say it loud and clear: If you have an Amiga you need DSS8+ 7 There's a brand new standard in quality for 8-bit audio on the Amiga: GVP's DSS8+. We've integrated utterly-unbeatable sound with an impressive collection of features never before found in any sampler. You can shop around to your heart's desire, but you won't find a sampler with clearer sound or more features anywhere at any price why? Because the PLUS in DSS8+ means that we took everything you expect in a stereo sampler and added:
• Now over 255 settings for input gain including "Automatic". (No more time wasted in calibration!!
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* A second diskette overflowing with ready-to-play Sound Effects! DSS8+ is the essential audio peripheral for everyone from beginners to digital sound veterans. In other words, DSS8+ is for anyone interested in a fun and simple-to-use tool for sound and music. It's perfect for jazzing up MultiMedia presentations created with Scala", HelmCanDo", MediaLink", or AmigaVision The PLUS also means Positively Affordable In addition to being the best value in sound, DSS8+ now allows you to benefit from an unequalled offer. For a limited time, you can send in your old sampler and receive a generous discount on a new DSS8+. Call GVP right away for details. Take it from your ears, get the PLUS DSS8+! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. • 600 CLARK AVENUE • KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 • USA PHONE 215-337*8770 * FAX 215-337-9922 DSSB+ is a trademark ol Great Valley Products Inc Amiga is a reg stered trademark ol Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Cando is a trademark of Inovatronics. Inc Scala is a trademark of Scala, Inc. Media Link is a trademark of Activa International. Helm is a trademark of Eagle Tree Software. Inc. Amiga Vision is a trademark of Commodore Internationa! Ltd ©1993 Great Valley Products. Inc. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks NAB ’93 Toasts New Toaster 4000 LAS VEGAS, NV High-profile Amiga action astounded many of the more than 70,000 attendees at the 1993 National Association of Broadcasters (N AB) conference in late April. Set against the ersatz glitter of Las Vegas at the sprawling Las Vegas Hilton, the show featured the video-oriented products of hundreds of hardware and software manufacturers. Commodore arrived boothless, but at a pre-show NewTek Commodore press conference, C8M President James Dionne announced an olive-branch liaison between the two companies and the mid-May release of the closely-guarded AGA-compati- ble Toaster 4000. (RS 138). Lights... Camera... Amiga! NewTek's dynamic circular booth in the crowded main video hall allowed company personalities to perform three nonconflicting demos simultaneously. Effectively capturing all but the most jaundiced eyes of the desensitized crowds, huge video monitors flashed 3-D-embellished videos, transitions, and wipes (some included sound effects), while high-decibel lectures bellowed the virtues of the Toaster 4000. Overall, NewTek's display held its own, even when compared to the far costlier high-end video effects and HDTV productions throughout the exhibition. The Toaster 4000 sported a new look for spring, thanks in no small part to a PostScript-font-compatible 24-bit Toaster char- acter generator (CG). Expectations were kept in check, though, as the occasional system crash and glossy press kits sans detailed spec sheets reminded everyone of the miles to go before NewTek sleeps. But with its release imminent, AW readers can watch for in-depth Toaster 4000 coverage in upcoming issues. The rebirth of the Amiga began, but did not end, with NewTek. Highly visible next to an enormous Sony extravaganza in the main hall sat a large and well-appointed Digital Processing Systems exhibit. Like nearly all vendors touting Amiga wares at NAB, DPS proclaimed Toaster compatibility with its Personal Component Adaptor (PCA) card ($ 499). Designed to work with increasingly popular S-Video equipment, PCA adds two Y C and one Betacam MII outputs, along with three Y C inputs, to the Toaster. For the Toaster and Toasteriess alike, DPS previewed its Personal Animation Recorder ($ 1995) card, which can replace VCRs and single-frame controllers. Supporting direct-to-hard-disk rendering of 24- Continued on p. 10. Even Faster A1200 Want to speed up your A1200? T he Ml 230 XA (from $ 399, MicroBotics) will accelerate your A1200 up to five times faster than the native configuration. Desirable for demanding applications such as animation, ray-tracing, ancl morphing, the M1230 XA offers a 68030 processor, a 68882 FPU, a real-time clock, and the option to install up to 128MB of fast RAM through SIMMs. Although the 50 Mhz '030 is the standard installation, the MI230 XA is also available with a 33 Mhz '030 ora 40 Mhz EC030 (no MMU). MBRTEST-2, a diagnostic program for memorv, and SetXA, a configuration utility, are included. M1230 XA is DOS 3.0 compatible. Price varies with the addition of memorv and FPU. (RS 124). Another Stereo View It wasn't until after "1 4-1 =3(D)!" (p. 30) went to press that AmigaWor d learned of another means to see in stereo. Unlike X-Specs 3-D (Haitex), the original stereo gogs for the Amiga, MegageM's AmiVR a video interface and liquid-crystal-shutter glasses combo plugs in to the video-out port of any Amiga (use with the A3000 or A4000 also requires Commodore's A520 video adapter). AmiVR synchronizes the glasses directly from the Amiga video signal's sync. By connecting the interface to your VCR's output and running the supplied cable to your NTSC monitor, you can use AmiVR independently of your Amiga to see stereo 3-D movies. Instead of X-Specs' over-under picture format, AmiVR uses a full-screen format that alternately displays left and right views (seen without the glasses, the image flickers). Used with Animatrix Modeler, AmiVR lets you model in LightWave 3D and see your objects in "true" 3-D. Imagine 2.0, VistaPro 3.0, and Imagemaster's merge facility can create left and right views for merging into stereo images. The system comes in two configurations, both of which include an interface, cable, power supply, and case. The AmiVRI package ($ 269) also provides one pair of glasses and one stereo 3D videotape of your choice (MegageM stocks a large selection of movies, documentaries, travelogues, and more). AmiVR2 ($ 369) provides two sets of glasses and two tapes. (RS 150.) To locate the vendors of products mentioned, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses list on p. 102. We don’t know from friendly skies. You’ve beat all the flight sims? A furball doesn’t raise a sweat anymore? Ten minutes of WWI combat isn't even challenging? Hmm... Maybe you are ready for Air Warrior*. That is, if you think you can handle the most realistic combat flying there is. Because Air Warrior does more than correctly model 28 different WWII aircraft, complete with spins, stalls and buffeting. It puts you up against other human beings. Online, in real time, for as long as you care to play. That’s why Air Warrior attracts the aces. So if you’re just looking to do a friendly loop- the-loop, look elsewhere. If you’re interested in a career, sign on to Air Warrior only on Genie* Sign up now:
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3. At the U = prompt,enter XTX99229,COMB AT then press RETURN 4, Have a major credit card ready. In the U.S., you may use your checking account number. (There is a $ 2 monthly fee for all checking accounts.) For more information in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-638-9636. Air Warrior on Genie multi-player games Too- " Of9»"ic oppoi1®!L Graphic interface required anti available for selected machines. From p. 8. Bit IFFs and Toaster framestores, Personal Animation Recorder writes animation frames to a dedicated IDE large-capacity hard disk for playback or recording to Beta- cam MII video devices. NAB attendees also witnessed first-time demos of DPS's forthcoming Personal TBC IV time-base corrector cards ($ 999) for the Amiga. Complete with a GPI freeze trigger, S-Video (Y C) inputs and outputs, and component digital 4:2:2 processing, the soon-to-be-released Personal TBC IV is backward compatible with the company's earlier TBC II and HI cards. (RS 139). Well-Toasted Multimedia The Amiga's future looked bright in NAB's Multimedia exhibition area, as many third- party developers paraded their new and soon-to-be-released products. NewTek's LightWave 3-D 3.0 demos dazzled onlookers with admirable consistency in the Toaster Pavilion. Digital Micronics, sharing some Pavilion floor space, showed its 24-bit Vivid 24 display board (S2995) and previewed Digital Broadcaster ($ 2495), which offers 24-bit JPEG support, 4:1 to 100:1 video compression, and the ability to digitize incoming signals from NTSC, PAL, and S-Video devices. DMI also previewed Digital MediaCaster ($ 1295), which promises real-time decoding at 352x240 screen resolution and full-motion playback of 24-bit MPEG animations on the A2000, A3000, and A4000. An industry-wide shortage of logic chips has pushed the release dates of both Digital Broadcaster and MediaCaster into early June. (RS 140). Nearby, Digital Creations' Kitchen Sync ($ 1295) showed the benefits of having two TBCs on one card. The company of DCTV fame also previewed several Amiga products, including SuperGen SX, an $ -Video- and AGA-compatible external genlock that is roughly four months from completion. Digital Creations also premiered its Video Slot Box, an AT- and video-slot expansion box. I even saw the long-awaited paint program Brilliance; in beta stage (flakiness notwithstanding) it looked promising for owners of AGA machines. (RS 141), More New Hardware, Software PreVue Technologies was on hand with its all-new DejaVue Toaster-control system. Saving all your current register settings, including wipe pattern and CG page, DejaVue is a must-have for serious Toaster users. PreVue's other product, the Amiga slot- based Toaster Timer, uses the blackburst of color bars as reference signals. (RS 142). Nucleus Electronics had The Personal SFC 2.5 ($ 445) on display for the first time, along with its cuts-only video-editing system, The Personal Editor ($ 645). The Personal SFC 2.5's claim to fame is its on-screen representation of popular frame- accurate VTRs, and a 25-pin to 9-pin serial-to-video port connection that leaves Amiga slots free. (RS 143). AmiLink (RS 144) was demonstrating its new serial-equipped AmiLink edit controller ($ 3599). Byrd's Eye Software showed off its upcoming Toaster FX package, which, working with GVP'S ImageFX, integrates that program's 24-bit paint tools into the Toaster via the Switcher screen. The program also offers FX Croutons, which bring embossing, oil painting, and other effects to the Toaster's Switcher. (RS 145), NAB attendees had a sneak peek at Visual Surface Technology's new Euclid VI ($ 5900) and XII (S6700), two camera- equipped 3-D object digitizers (each roughly the size of an efficiency-apartment refrigerator) designed for use with LightWave 3-D. Place a flower vase or similarly-sized object in them, fire up a motor-driven rotating floor, and two cameras capture the objects' proportions and surfaces for LightWave processing. Although the digitizing process is time-consuming, the results looked mighty impressive. The VI model holds objects up to 8x6 in size, while the XII is for 18x12 items. (RS 146). Eager to test the waters of other platforms, but with feet firmly planted in the Amiga market, ASDG was highly visible with two booths in the Multimedia area (RS 147). It showed T-Rexx Professional ($ 249) for the first time. An upgrade to the original T-Rexx, which ASDG bought from KludgeCode, it generates Arexx scripts for controlling the Toaster. Scala Inc. previewed its all-new Video Toaster EX ($ 395), which allows full Toaster control from within Scala software. (RS
148) . Finally, Real 3D 2 ($ 699), a high-speed AGA-upgrade to RealSoft's 3-D rendering, modeling, and animation program, wowed the crowds. (RS 149). It was great to see the Amiga at NAB taking its place alongside high-end workstations. A new lease on life? Tim Walsh New and Improved Vortex has upgraded the software for its PC AT emulators. Golden Gate 386SX and Golden Gate 486SLC. It is now possible to use Amiga floppy-disk drives as PC drives under Windows in enhanced 386 mode. Other improvements include better keyboard emulation and multitasking support. You can now assign keys to an individual key code, and prioritize Golden Gate as one of many tasks. This upgrade is free; to get it send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Vortex at 3835 Richmond Ave., Suite 138, Staten Island, NY 10312. (RS 120). F-Basic 5.0 ($ 99.95, Delphi Noetic Systems) offers access to PAL and all screen modes of ECS and AGA. The upgraded language system also supports telecommunications devices via the serial port. The System Source Level DeBugger (SLDB) is bundled with F-Basic 5.0 for S159,95. The SLDB allows you to debug at the source j O level, one source line at a time, or at the assembly level with similar Functions. F- Basic 5.0 is AmigaDOS 1.3, 2.0, and 2.1 compatible, and is available to current owners (SLDB 5.0 included) for $ 19.95.(RS 121). Polyhedra 1.2 ($ 29.95, Technical Tools) now supports more 3-D modeling programs, including Imagine (Impulse), LightWave (NewTek), and Caligari (Octree). The upgrade costs $ 7. (RS 122). Quarterback Tools Deluxe (SI25, Central Coast Software, a division of’ New Horizons) package of harcl-disk utilities, now supports Workbench 2.0 and 3.0, as well as Arexx. The upgrade claims performance up to 209c faster than its predecessor and an improved interface. Complementary programs offer security and protection features; Enciyptor, for example, provides password protection for your documents. Quarterback Tools Deluxe requires 1MB of mem on- and Kickstart 1.2 or later. (RS 123). Sign Design The Sign Engine (S559.95, Parallel Motion Graphics) offers unique applications for creative entrepreneurs and film-production studios. Designed for motion-picture production use, the multitasking Sign Engine lets you make professional, self-adhesive vinyl signs with an Amiga hooked to a vinyl- cutting plotter. The software is compatible with most popular drawing programs and vinyl-sign-cutting plotters including Gerber (with Parallel's Uni-Link card). With the addition of an engraver (Sign Engine supports Roland CAMM-2 and New Hermes Vanguard models 7000 and 9000), you can engrave plastics and metals to create plaques and badges. The Sign Engine comes with a dozen Type 1 sign fonts with more on the way from Parallel Graphics. The Sign Engine works with any Amiga (including A1200 and A4000) but 5MB RAM (2MB chip RAM), an accelerator card, and a multisync monitor are recommended. You'll also need a 400- 600 dpi black-and-white scanner and drawing software. (RS 125). Close encounters nightly. For the cold reaches of space, there's an awful lot of chummy people here. That's because Federation II isn't one of those shoot-the-ship computer games. This is a universe full of people. Real people, online, working with other real people in real time: busily building their fortunes, planets...nay, empires. And they'd love to throw some work your way so you can do the same. Of course, there's a lot of bargaining, buying and bulling that goes into it. We’re social creatures, after all. But if you're one of those special individuals who understands that creating an empire is ever so much more interesting than destroying aliens, maybe you can thrive in our space. There’s only one way to find out. Sign up and meet us in Federation II available only on Genie®. Sign up now:
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You can use it by itself or as an expansion module for SunRize's Studio 16 audio-editing systems. SMPTE Output locks to the sync pulse of each frame of video when used with a genlock or NewTek's Toaster. The software can also sync audio and video decks together, slave VTRs to the Amiga, and synchronize audio decks using a sync box. SMPTE Output is NTSC and PAL compatible, works with any Amiga, and requires 1MB of RAM. (RS 133). Oscar-Winning Team: Amiga, Toaster, and D2 If you've been dreaming about the day when the Amiga and economical video tools could create an Academy Award winning film your fantasy just came true, T his year, The Empowerment Project won an Oscar for Best Documentary Film with Panama Deception. The group edited the film on 3 4" SP videotape, and color-corrected it through NewTek’s Video Toaster on D2 composite digital tape using a unique capability called “pre-read.” Then believe it or not 35mm film prints for theatrical distribution were made from the video master! Production Coordinator Gary Meyer (now with Sweet Pea Productions) secured US Department of Defense battle footage taped by the Pentagon during the Panama invasion. Production folks combined this footage with video from Panamanian sources showing newly discovered grave sites of civilian casualties. Shot by anxious camera operators under difficult conditions, much of the footage was wildly out of color-halance; some footage came from multigeneration copies of 8mm and VMS sources. The Empowerment Project edited all this, together with interview segments taped in Panama and the US, onto 3 4" tape using tube cameras of varying quality. Co-producer David Kasper sent the edited program to Video-It Post, an innovative post-production facility in Culver City, California, which copied the full 3 4" SP tape over to 1)2 composite digital tape. The digital format stabilizes chroma crawl found in nondigital NTSC video and eliminates generation loss problems. The facility then perfected the shot-by-shot color correction with pre-read, which uses the dynamic tracking heads to pull audio and video signals from the D2 master tape into a special-effects console. This they corrected, mixed with other video signals, fed back into the 1)2 editor, and re-recorded onto the same master tape as if it were a signal from a B-sourcc deck. Video-It (310 280-0505) discovered the potential power of pre-read for low-bud- get producers in 1989 and has since refined it into what they call D2-. The facility networks five Amigas on-line for multiple effects, and uses InnoVision’s Broadcast Tider for text. The D2 pre-read signal is routed through a Video Toaster switcher, which maintains first-general ion master-quality, good enough to make the final 35mm film print for theatrical distribution. At $ 225 per hour this method is much less expensive than 1)1 processing and it’s much faster: The full 90-minute program was corrected in two hours. The decision to do the color correcting on D2 brought the quality level of the entire production up to feature film standards, and on Oscar night die producers of Panama Deception walked away with a golden statue the realization of every home-video producer’s dreams. Paine Hedlund As the keeper of I UN sole A4000, I'm continually asked by co-workers to capture AGA-gen- erated screens. For ibis task, 1 use a PD program residing in the Amiga area of every network QuickGrah i. 1 by Steve Ilines. Operating as a commodity under OS 2.0 through 3.0, ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh M QuickC irab handles AG A screen modes quite nicely. And while we're on the subject of 2.0+ commodities: Most nets harbor version 1.80 of Hans- Peier Guenther's W'COMM. Complete with a clock and palette window, W'COMM lets you cycle screens via user-defined hotkeys. Another commodity, HuntVVin- dows 2.6 by Jorg Bublath, has won rave reviews thanks to its ability to create scrollable screens larger than the visible area of vour monitor. To determine your Amiga's performance in a variety of areas, Amiga Intuition Bused Benchmarks (AIBB) has seen recent revisions and now lingers at version 6.0. Another interesting program, Dashboard 1.4 is an OS 2.0+ utility by Marat 4 4 Favzuilin that uses dashboard- j like gauges to display CPU activity, as well as chip and last RAM usage. For those so inclined, BIX recently freshened its entire lineup of Amiga software tools. Commodore’s Carolyn Scheppner has provided Mungwall 37.69 and Munglisi 37.10, which are compressed together in one file called munwalLlha. No stranger to programmers, and best described as a memory-allocation manager, Mungwall examines memory for software use. The program also collects information at the start of each allocation for Munglist to output. The Mungwall and Munglist combo is unmatched for finding memory, and creates a fairly accurate list of memory locations and the programs that allocated them. Commodore's Enforcer is a nice complement to the Mung- wall Munglist duo. As of this writing, the Amiga area on BIX provides the most recent update
(37. 39) under the filename, enforcer. Ixh. Written by Michael Sinz and approximately 68K in length, ii offers 6804(1 support and such new options as date and time stamping of‘‘hits.” More recent heavy hitters in ¦ the BIX Amiga technical ring include Douglas Keller's popular FindHit 37.1 (filename findhit 1. Iha). It reveals in C source code the line numbers where Enforcer and Mungwall hits occur. While retrieving any or all of the above, take a moment to download the small utility called findline.lzht which finds the source lines for Enforcer and MungWall hits. ? Beyond fantasy. Beyond legends. If you’ve been looking for the mother of all fantasy role-playing games, we know where you can find it. Online, in Gem Stone III™. This is no kill-the-dragon-thank-you-very- much computer game. And it goes far beyond any of the other so-called legends in the online arena. Here in GemStone III, you’re joining real people, in real time for your online quests. Some of the best role players and game masters in the country all meeting together in a vast and constantly evolving world, rich with fascinating characters and demanding adventures. It’s a place you can play forever. U>u* rv«M i»« )a*3«. Imariit ciati vnr Fii'iliar. Just wrW*a, !¦> • asks. “Mha" » tarmliur »“
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Immediately upon connection, enter HHH At the U = prompt, enter XTX99230,QUESTS then press RETURN Have a major credit card ready. In the U.S., you may use your checking account number. (There is a $ 2 monthly fee for all checking accounts.) For more information in the U.S. or Canada, call 1-800-638-9636. GemStone IirrM: Shadow World® on Genie® multi-player games «o* 0t s°',c Opponents- MmuTrcomo GemStone III is a trademark of Simtiironics Corp. Shadow World is a registered trademark of Iron Crown Enterprises. Inc. Genie is a registered trademark of General Electric Company. Optional graphic front-end program available for IBM PC only. 24-bit Video and Graphics System • • • • The OpalVision™ 2.0 Main Board A true 24-Bit frame buffer and display device with 16.8 million colors available for every pixel and a maximum resolution of 768 x 480 (580 PAL), An internal card, it operates automatically in NTSC or PAL mode in any Amiga computer with a video slot (including the Amiga 4000). 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P. O. Box 4400 Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone: (310) 542-2226 FAX: (310) 542-9998 BBS: (310) 793-7142 m For information: 1-800-621-2202 Created by: Opal Tech Sydney, Australia QpaMXon. OdokPow Oct*irjcsont, W Process* and OpalVision Roaster Chip o-c trademark* o' Opa* Technology, ltd OpdArtmMATE „ a trademark ot Contour Development, me Video loailor, '- O'Tv.avu .D and Toast* Ppml arc Trademark* of NowTox. Inc Amga a O stereo trademark of Commodore-A-rvga. Inc Technical specifications subject to change wrthaut notice ___Circle 162 on Reader Service card. RE V E V-Lab V3.1 V3-1 of 24-bit video digitizer card and control software. MacroSystems US, S499.95 A2000 3000 4000 Hard-drive installable software. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. AGA compatible. He V-Lab video digitizer card lor the Amiga 200(1. 3000, and 4000 grabs single fields or frames in 1 60 or 1 30 ol a second, respectively, and grabs sequential fields or frames as well. Available in NTSC or PAL. Formats, composite or Y C versions, the package also includes a disk and a 150-page manual. 1 tested the V-Lab NTSC composite version in an Amiga 4000 040 with 2MB Chip and 4MB Fast RAM. Close Tolerances The V-Lab auto-config board fits any 100-pin Amiga slot and lias no jumpers or DIP switches. Since it doesn't use the video slot or RGB port, it should work in conjunction with other video devices. 1 lie V-Lab’s rear mounting plate would not seat fully because the edge of the card rested hard against the PC-slot connectors. Tightening the rear plate screw appeared to stress the card. The NTSC V-Lab has two RCA-style input connectors, solder-mounted with braces but not attached to the rear plate. Since RCA connectors are not as rugged as BNCs, I urge caution when you’re forcing overly tight RCA plugs into the board. The V-Lab V3.1 software installed easily with the provided program that controls all setups via menus and windows, MacroSystems has included V UVN and VLAB loaders for AD Pro users. The YUVN loader reads V-Lab’s image format, and AD Pro’s Universal loader defaults to this YUVN loader when it recognizes the format. The VLAB loader provides basic control of V-Lab’s framegrabbing functions from within AD Pro. Arexx fans will delight in finding more than 125 Arexx commands included with the package. Many provide more accurate control than V-Lab’s menus, To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 102. Requires Amiga DOS 2.0 or greater (Kickstart V37.175 and Workbench V37.67 or above). Recommended minimum system: 1MB Chip RAM, 2MB Fast RAM and 50MB hard drive. Installation: Easy, but exercise care. With some procedures available only through Arexx. Several complete Arexx scripts arc included, as well as DOS scripts to control V-Lab from a Shell. You can easily access these Arexx and macro scripts from a Y-Lab menu. Positive Signals The manual is well organized, and comprehensively covers each menu (unction and its Arexx equivalent. A separate section covers all Arexx commands a second time, along with macro commands. The manual includes some basic information on video signals and terminology and lias quickstart and troubleshooting sections. V-Lab’s Monitor window displays incoming lu II- option video in grayscale on your screen, like a pic- ture-in-picture display. The software takes full advantage of AmigaDOS 2.0-3.0 and can open on the Workbench or on a public screen, or can open its own screen. Processing controls provide for luminance, contrast, chroma and gamma video signal, as well as red, green, and blue color adjustments. All adjustments affect the YUVN image in memory and do not process the incoming video signal. V-Lab grabs single images in MacroSystem’s YUVN format, but its sequential images are saved in a proprietary format that must be converted with V-Inb. Two handy V-Lab macros can semi-automate the conversion process, but sequenced images must then be assembled into your favorite animation format to play as an animation. You can export images in any Amiga format, including AGA modes, 24-bit 1LBM (IFF24), and something called 24-bit Deep. You can also send images to Harlequin and Retina graphics display boards directly from the V-Lab program. Basic Instinct Like many computerists, 1 prefer to read the manual last. I was concerned that the filter settings and other V-Lab software options would be difficult to adjust, but that was not the case. My first were met with instant success, did manage to lock up the machine on one occasion by accessing a file requester and then trying to exit V-Lab. Satisfied with the program’s intuitive qualities, 1 read the manual to soak lip die liner points of operation, function by function. My two big questions concerned the image quality that V-Lab provides and the speed at which it can make sequential fiamegrahs. I began the quality tests by connecting both an older, professional three-tube camera and a JVC 5600 VMS deck to V-Lab's composite inputs, MacroSystems claims that V-Lab’s VSC (vertical sync correction) option eliminates the need for a TBC when grabbing from videotape. Skeptical of this, I did mv initial tests both with and without a j TBC. I could detect no difference either way, so all further testing was done wit hout the TBC. First 1 grabbed camera stills of a colorful product package, intentionally choosing a rich red-and-blue image that should cause problems for composite video. 1 tried various bandwidth-iilter and noise- lilter settings, viewing each image in 24- bit RGB on a Firecracker24 display card to see the filters’ effects. There was a visible difference, but 1 preferred all off, which gives images a softer, less appearance. Filtering would be useful for sharpening details and edges when grabbing logos, text, or drawings, I grabbed the same camera image with my Video Toaster, saving it in IFF24 format (not Framestore) for side-by-side comparison on the Firecracker with the V-Lab framegrab with no filtering, also saved in IFF24. Although the Toaster image was slightly sharper and had a little more contrast and color saturation, V-Lab performed admirably. All in all. I was pleased with the comparative quality of the V-Lab image. Next, I grabbed some frames and fields from VHS videotape of a clown. V-Lab did not require a TBC, blit the Toaster did. The V-Lab and Toaster clown images compared very well as you can see by the side-by-side comparison of the two images in the accompanying figure. Again, contrast and saturation were the more obvious differences. V-Lab’s full-frame grab with motion combines two differing interlaced fields that cause flicker, apparent graphically in the clown enlargement. V-Lab’s Deinterlace function processes the two fields to eliminate flicker. It avoids motion flicker by grabbing one field instead of a whole frame, but this uses only half the screen lines. Grabbing in 720x482 si e gives an image that’s just 241 pixels high. You must then rescale the image for hi-res interlaced video to lili the screen. ADPro comes in very handy here, as V-Lab has no function for this. Satisfied with the quality of V-Lab’s single frames, I tried sequential iramegrabbing, which turned out to be easy. You simply set the frame count, image R i; V I E w s in 180x120 quarter-screen, lo-res noninterlaced and saving to 32-bit RAM yielded a rate of 3.8 frames per second, or about every eighth frame of video. The same resolution in grayscale yielded 7,3 frames per second, or about every fourth frame, which is twice the rate of color sequencing. To get anything approaching a moderate strobe effect, you must resort to these small lo-res images. When displayed in normal video format (7Q0+x480 pixels), the images are 1 8 of screen size. Such displays might make an interesting animated multimedia insize, any desired delay between grabs, and click Stari. I hoped that an ’040 processor and 32-bit memory could obtain several consecutive color frames in full video size, but 1 had to settle for less. Once I understood the process, I realized that V-Lab’s RAVI couldn’t hold that much. Each frame is grabbed and saved with consecutive numbers in Amiga RAM or in whatever other storage device you choose. No doubt V-Lab’s 16-bit bus limits its performance on the A3000 and A4000. Sequencing color fields (not frames) The Wait is Over ... The addition of A-Max II Plus to ReadySoffs acclaimed series of Macintosh emulators brings powerful new capabilities to your Amiga. A-Max II and A-Max II Plus are hardware and software combinations that, once you supply Macintosh ! 2BK ROMs, run almost all Macintosh productivity software at full speed including Word, Excel, Quark Xpress* and Illustrator*. A-Max II Plus is an internal card which may be easily inserted into a slot In your Amiga 2000 or greater series computer. Once Installed, A-Max ll Plus provides AppleTalk* serial port MIDI and disk compatiblity with the Macintosh.
• • n .M w |ir The A-Max 2.5 software aiso features: support for Amiga hard drives, mouse, keyboard, disk drives, serial and parallel ports, processor accelerators, RAM, all normal video modes and screen sizes, de-interlacers, playback of Macintosh digitized sounds, Appfe ImageWriter* emulation for 9 and 24 pin Epson* compatible printers, and access to Macintosh SCSI peripherals through a hard drive controller's SCSI port. A-Max II and A-Mai II Plus are trademarks of Read Soft Incorporated. Apple. Macintosh, Mm, AppleTalk. LaserWriter. LocatTalk. ImageWriter are registered trademark! Of Apple Computer. Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FtatdySon InurpotMMl It--- Mi--- 30 W*ce»Un CauT. S*J» t | 12 n* A T V K r IfT Wchmood Hst,OrUdo, Cexli L4B iB» |i L.A 1 I sJUl 1 l«i;UK)71!-4171 Fi«:| :|4H) set window. Rescaling these tinv frames
o J to full video screen size provided a “special effect” mosaic animation. Keep in mind that these frame rates were attained with a 25 Mhz. 68040 processor, with frames saved to 32-bit RAM, Slower CPUs, larger image sizes, or saving frames to a hard drive can easily drop the rate to several seconds per frame instead of several frames per second. One veiy practical application for this sequencing is in automated time-lapse video. You could easily produce full- frame color sequences such as a flower opening, a sunrise, clouds blowing by, or cell growth under a microscope with no human intervention. You can set the number of framegrabs up to 9999, and the delay between frames in one-second 4 intervals up to two hours and 46 minutes. Creating intermediate frames with some morphing software could prove interesting. Other Things to Consider V-Lab’s NTSC images are limited to 720x525 pixels. The height of 525 includes lines above the physical screen that you normally don’t see, providing a practical height of 482. Though I would prefer 736 to 768 pixels for video, Amiga hobbyists should find the 720 width sufficient. Rescaling with 24-bit image- processing software is also an option. V-Lab's image quality is much better than standard DCTV format and a little better than DCTV saved in 24-bit, but not quite as good as Video Toaster framestores. All these devices and formats use compression to reduce data size for increased image-transfer speed. In the final analysis, you can detect little or no difference between Toaster framestores and V-Lab using consumer and prosumer video cameras or VCRs. V-Lab is even acceptable for many levels oi professional use. When weighing the pros and cons of V-Lab against other video framegrab- bers, don’t overlook the hidden cost of a TBC. TBC cards start at about $ 1606, which is double the cost ol V-Lab itself. Unlike other real-time framegrabbers capable of 24-bit or near-24-bit quality, V-Lab doesn’t need a TBC when grabbing from videotape. This certainly means big savings for the video hobbyist who cannot justify buying a TBC. The good quality and relative low price of V- Lab make it a worthy contender for vour * Ami era video hardware dollar. O Fred Hurteau ? Circle 152 on Reader Service card. VIDEO TOASTMf SEK fthlMarimJ Just think how much better your videos would be if you could easily add music, Foley effects like breaking glass, and voice-overs. Even create special effects like echoes, fades, cross fades and loops. Are you limited to only one or two tracks of audio by your video decks? Do you need to edit an audio track? Remove a narrators hemming and hawing? Replace dialog? Set audio mix levels? Accurately cue up audio tracks? And add sound effects at just the right frame of video? We can offer you this and more. Studio 16 is a digital, non-linear editing and hard disk recording system for the Commodore Amiga, and of course, the Video Toaster. Imagine eight tracks of CD quality, 16 bit audio playing off your computer's hard drive, in real-time. Now think in stereo. With full SMPTE time-code support, everything sounds as it should, when it should, and where it should. Studio 16 was specifically designed with the needs of the video professional in mind. We give you control of the creative process so you don’t get bogged down trying to do something with equipment that wasn't designed for the job. Studio 16 allows you to quickly and easily try out various audio sequences. And it's digital, so you don’t have to worry about sound degradation. Your audio can be as good as what you hear at the movie theatre. Studio 16 has been used in the production of thousands of videos and many full length feature films. Studio 16 is a complete hardware and software solution for your Amiga or Video Toaster. Everything you need to embark on the world of professional audio production is just $ 1495. The old-fashioned means of audio dubbing just doesn’t make sense in today s digital world. Call today for our free information packet. Phone 408 374-4962, or FAX us at 408 374-4963. Studio 16, the complete digital audio solution. International Distributors: AUSTRALIA CCS *61 (09) 375-3018. BENELUX Take I Productions +31 (W5l 225783. BRAZIL Boto Rosa +55 (21) 493-3778. FINLAND Bnudlir.c Oy +358 (90) 8747 90)1 FRANCE Storm Media +33 = I >43 57 4ft 57. GERMANY AS&S *49 (069 j 5 48 R| 30. ITALY A PAS +39 i0432) 759264 LATIN AMERICA Centennial +! (305)633-2200 SPAIN PiXeLSOFT *34 (088)71 27 (10, SWEDEN DisplasDau +46(0457) 503 RO. SWITZERLAND Octave 2 +41 (032) 872429. UNITED KINGDOM BH Marketing +44 (0753) 686000. Studio 16 is a trademark of SunRirc Industries Video Toaster User is a trademark of Avid Publications. Amiga is a trademark of Commodorc-Amiga Int. Video ToaMer is a trademark of NewTck Inc. 01993 SunHi c Industries, 2959 S Winchester Blvd.. Suite 204. Campbell, CA 95008 REVIEWS VistaPro 3.0 Virtual Reality Laboratories, S99.95 Upgrade from VistaPro 2.0: S35; upgrade from Vista or VistaPro: S50. Landscape generator. 5 ¦ All Ami gas models. Workbench 2.0 required. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB RAM. Recommended system: Hard disk, accelerator, AGA or 24-bit display card. Imagine a program that shows by example why you bought an .Amiga. Now visualize a new and improved version of that program, and you have Virtual Reality's VistaPro 3.0. VistaPro 3.0 is, of course, a landscape r. m 1} ijnvc? ¦ ¦1 » » • • 11 ' ¦ • 50MHz 68030 CPU Memory Management 68882 MATH CHIP 32-BIT WIDE FastRAM and REALTIME CLOCK M1230 XA Get the fastest and most cost effective 68030 accelerator for your Amiga 1200. The M1230 XA comes standard with 50MHz processor and MMU. Run your Amiga 1200 at twice the speed of an A3000 or A4000 30! Install a 68882 math chip running at 50MHz and blaze your way through raytraces and morphs or any heavy-duty floating point task. The XA uses an industry standard, 72-pin, 32-bit wide SIMM Memory Module and supports a huge 128 megabyte memory capability- the largest FastRAM space available for the A1200! It can use the same commonly available SIMM as the Amiga 4000! Don’t get stuck with overpriced, proprietary SIMMs and don't cripple your machine with ultra- slow “credit card" memory. Available SIMM’s range from 1 to 128 megabytes; speeds as fast as 40 nanoseconds! M1230 XA is also available with a 33MHz 68030 or 40MHz EC030 installed. All processors are socketed for upgrading. AVAILABLE NOW! Install MBX 1200z in the 150-pin expansion bay of your Amiga, and bring your A1200 up to full power- with hardware floating point math and up to eight megabytes of 32-bit FastRAM. Standard on the MBX 1200z is a Motorola 68881 clocked at motherboard speeds (14.3MHz). Speeds up math-intensive operations by as much as 55 times (AtBB v5.0 Savage benchmark). 25MHz or50MHz 68882's optional. Add a72-pin SIMM to MBX 1200z and average system performance will increase to 193% of a standard A1200 (or to 688% of a standard A500!). SIMM sizes supported: 1,2,4. Or 8 megabytes. SIMM type is identical to that used in the Amiga 4000. Don’t slow down your system with sluggish, 16-bit wide “credit card" RAM! Get true 32-bit wide FastRAM access via MBX 1200z for maximum performance. The realtime clock calendar circuit is backed by a long-life, replaceable lithium battery and responds to AmigaDOS time and date commands. ¦¦ MicroBotics, Inc. 1251 American Parkway, Richardson, TX 75081 "Amiga 1200" is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. "M1230 XA‘ and "MBX I200z“ are MicroBotics trademarks. C-rde 6 on -teader Service card 68881 MATH CHIP 32-BIT WIDE FastRAM and REALTIME CLOCK MBX1200Z y « V W if l I.'- 'I * ¦I !: n It‘if U X, fc V modeler. Using commercially available Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Hies, fractal seeds within Vista, or IFF files containing elevation data in the form of color contours, Vista can render both real and imaginary scenes of limitless variety. It arrives with a disk full of DEMs that include such famous locations as the Alps, the Grand Canyon, Mount Fuji, and a view from my own back window Pike’s Peak. Best of all, any additional data disks are available from VRL. Pike’s Peak? Despite die truly dizzying array of buttons that occupy a full half of die VistaPro screen, using the program is straightforward, aided by die deceptively simple but thorough tutorial. Even before becoming proficient with die program, you can produce some line-looking images with as little as six mouse clicks! After you’ve loaded a landscape, simply position the camera and target icons somewhere in tlie landscape (much like any 3-D modeler) and begin to render. Litter, you can change the snow line or sea level, add trees (pine, palm, oak) or cactus, and even change the color palette for alien- looking landscapes. You can add lakes, rivers, and oceans (fractal waves are optional). Looking up. VistaPro lets you a del clouds in' stars to the roof of your creation. Stars automatically create a night view, complete with a subtle halo of light along the horizon. Davtime scenes can include j beautifully wispy fractal clouds that have to be viewed in 24-bit or AGA to be truly appreciated. You can even add roads and buildings, though they are ven' simple objects, hardly doing justice to the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Depending on the speed of your Amiga, rendering a VistaPro image can take quite a lot of time even hours. Luckily, IT HAD TO HAPPEN.. We put the creators of Deluxe Paint ST™, Deluxe PhotoLab™, and DCTV Paint™ together with the goal of developing the most awesome paint and animation software ever for the Amiga. After many man-years of inspired design and programming, it is simply... BRILLIANCE! BRILLIANCE MO0 PROFESSIONAL' PAINT & ANIMATION IT’S AMAZING... By far the best paint program ever created for the Amiga. Paint and animation features you wish you had before are here now. You can paint and animate in virtually every Amiga graphics mode including all of the new AGA modes! Brilliance also has a unique true color mode allowing you to create and modify full fidelity 24 bit pictures. Your Amiga has never shined as bright as it will with BRILLIANCE. ITS POWERFUL... Multiple levels of UNDO allow you to experiment without fear. Written in assembly language for the quickest response, smallest program size and the most sophisticated features. A rich set of drawing modes will unleash your full creative potential. Multiple paint and animation buffers can be worked on at once, limited only by memory. The more memory you have, the better Brilliance becomes. Power, features, sophistication, ease of use, Brilliance has it all. Artwork by Jim Sachs. Created at 640x480 in 256 colors on an Amiga 4000. IT’S EASY... The user interface was designed to put YOU in control, not the program. Quickly and precisely control all paint and animation features with the dynamic menuing system. It gets out of your way at the press of a button. A help window assists in identifying controls as well as current modes. The stacking menu bars can be user configured and recalled with function keys. You can even save your own configurations.
P. O. Bos 97. Folsom CA 95763-0097 • Phone 9I6>344>4825 • FAX 916>635*0475 CREATIONS Brilliance and DCTV Paint are trademarks of Digital Creations, Inc. Deluxe Paint ST and Deluxe PhotoLab are registered trademarks of Electronic Arts. Amiga is a registered trademark ot'Commodorc-Amigu. Inc. IT’S BRILLIANCE... Once and for all, in one easy to use package, the total paint and animation system for the Amiga. Best of all, it’s from Digital Creations. Works with all Amiga models. Minimum memory requirement: 1 Meg. Graphics modes supported: Register based 2, 4, 8. 16, 32, or 64EHB Colors. 6 bit HAM, 12 bit true color, 24 bit true color. With the new AGA Amigas: Register based 2. 4, 8, 16, 32, 64EHB. 64,
128. And 256 Colors. 6 bit HAM, 8 bit HAM, 12 bit true color, 24 bit true color. (True color modes are represented with HAM mode displays however they are maintained in full fidelity internal representations.) Competitive Upgrade Program! If you already own any current Amiga paint or animation package, you can upgrade to Brilliance for half price! Just call our order department, Digital Direct, with your current paint package manual handy and order Brilliance for only $ 125. But hurry, this is a limited offer! DIGITAL DIRECT 1 -800-645-1164 Dealers! Interested in participating in this competitive upgrade program? Call Digital Creations at 916-344-4825 to find out how. DIGITAL Vista Pro allows von to view very coarse R I! V I E W S versions of the landscape as quick “proofs.” On an Amiga 4000 040, these chubby-pixeled images often take well under a minute to process. Once you know your settings are right, you can vary the resolution and level of detail, and even add Gouraud shading. Vista Pro lets you optimize tlte rendering for speed or detail, placing emphasis on realism or artistry. Who could resist a flight through a VistaPro-generated Grand Canyon in high-resolution, HAM-8 color mode? Contact your local dealer or call for information. Dealer inquiries welcome. The good news is that VistaPro makes such animations possible; the bad news is that without the optional MakePath program, you’re forced to use Vista Pro's Arexx script language. That’s not to say that the script language is bad; it isn’t. It’s just that I’d rather navigate above tough terrain with a mouse than with the keyboard. How about making your own landscape from scratch? Although you can create a new landscape from a fractal seed, this is a take-what-you-get sort of option. You can add a lake to the Grand :r system With the MEGACHIP 2000 500 2 MB Chip RAM Expansion “The MegAChip 2000 500 should be standard equipment on ever) Video Toaster System.” Jim Plant ¦ Publisher Editor Video Toaster User "The MegAChip 2000 500 is a must own for anyone that wants to use Toaster Paint ’ or Multitask with the Video Toaster.” Ur Stranahan ¦ Tomer NEWTEK employee S writer of the tutorials for the Video Toaster 2 0 manual. Featured in the Desktop Images Video Toaster Tutorial series. "I would advise Toaster users who make use of Toaster Paint or LightWavc'" to add DKB's MegAChip 2000 500 :o your system as soon as possible." Tim Doherty • Video Toaster User The MegAChip 2000 500 allows you to upgrade your Video Toaster, Amiga A500 & A2Q0Q. And CDTV" to 2 Megabytes of Graphics Memory. The MegAChip 2000 500 is a needed addition if you are using your system for Desktop Video, 3D Rendering & Animation. Multimedia or Desktop Publishing. The MegAChip 2000 500 is compatible with the Video Toaster '. OpalVision". Vluh", IV-24 '. DCTV", llam-E and most genlocks and framebuffers. Canyon, but you can’t add a crater to the canyon bed. For the ultimate in terraforming, you might want to try VistaPro's other companion product, Terraform 2.0. Terraform picks up where VistaPro leaves off, having a complete set of tools for building the landscape of your dreams. Un done and Undo VistaPro is still not without its quirks. While VistaPro’s button-laden graphic control panel works, I'd prefer to see a standard Workbench 2.0 screenmode requester. Additionally, it is possible to occasionally select a display mode that VistaPro doesn’t like. When that happens, the entire application aborts without explanation, taking all your unsaved work with it. Also, perhaps to keep you on your toes, VistaPro provides no undo button. About the only operation you can abort, in fact, is the placement of a river or lake. This is particularly frustrating because it is possible, with an errant mouse click, to move the camera and target completely out of the scene into the surrounding border. Recovery is by trial and error. R J Out of my experience of routinely sending the camera icon into the next dimension by mistake, I recommend you 1 deselect the camera and target buttons as soon as you’ve positioned them to your liking. Worlds Away VistaPro can handle about any graphic format you need. In addition to ordinary Amiga display modes (including AGA), VistaPro operates with DCTV, Fire- cracker24, and HAM-E devices. You can save landscapes as ordinary DEM files or as VistaPro DEMs, which include camera positions and all of the rendering options you set on the work screen. You can even save the scene as a Turbo Silver object (though these files are generally very large), not to mention ordinary7 IFF and IFF24s. While VistaPro isn’t yet perfect, it does not disappoint thanks to its power, flexibility, and sheer beauty. Try out VistaPro 3.0 and discover worlds only you and your Amiga can conquer. Dave Johnson Continued on p.64. MegAChip 2000 500 is a trademark of DKB Software. Video Toaster is a trademark of Newtek. Inc. CDTV. A500. And A2000 are trademarks of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. IV-24 is a trademark of Great Valley Products. Inc. DCTV is a trademark of Digital Creations. Llam-E is a trademark of Black Bell Systems. Opal Vision is a trademark of Centaur Development. DKB Software 50240 W. Pontiac Tr, Wixom, MI 48393 Sales (313) 960-8751 FAX 131.1196041752 Technical Support (3131960-8750 SuperGen GENLOCK ANI) OVERLAY SYSTEM Only broadcast quality genlock for less than SI000 Two independent dissolve controls Software controllable Compatible with all Amiga models Notch filter THE FUTURE IS HERE! TWO CHANNEL TBC SYSTEM ?¦ Create spectacular true color animations on your Amiga. 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THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIQUID effects have washed over broadcast commercial work like a tsunami. We Amiga users have many tools to help us catch the wave: NewTek's LightWave, Impulse's Imagine, Adspec's Aladdin 4D, and other 3-D packages include wave functions for some very professional presentations. And with a little creativity, you can hang ten even if your software doesn't provide such built-in functions. How can you make a splash without getting all wet? I'll show you, using four examples. While I illustrate the effects using particular programs, in most cases you can apply them using the tools of your choice. (To locate the vendors of products mentioned in this article, see the Manufacturers Distributors' list on p. 102. A Bumpy Road to Water This first project, for which I used Real 3D ($ 699, Rea soft), lets you create perfect waves without a built-in function. The result is realistic (as you can see here in the opening illustration), and Real 3D's antialiased output is very professional. You can use the technique with any rendering package that has bump-mapping capabilities; Will Vinton's Playmation (Will Vinton) is one example of such a program. Bump mapping is an effect in which an object's surface is shaded according to the image applied to it. Generally, the dark areas appear as valleys and lighter areas appear as peaks. Real 3D's bump-mapping feature uses red shades in the applied image to calculate altitudes; other packages use different color schemes. The first step in this process involves creating a bump map in a paint package such as DefuxePaint 4 ($ 179, Electronic Arts). By selecting a lo-res screen, you can define a red range of 30 colors. Simply spread color 2 (Red = 2, Green = 0, Blue = 0) to color 15 (Red = 15, Green = 0, Blue = 0). Then spread color 15 to color 31 (Red = 1, Green = 0, Blue = 0). Using the palette-range feature, make the range start at color 2 and end with color 32. If your paint software allows, create a square filled with a random dithering of the red range. (Using random dithering is the trick to producing realistic waves, which differ immensely from the mathematically defined built-in effects.) The brush need not be larger than 100x100 pixels to produce smooth effects. One bump map is fine for still productions, but an animation requires at least 30. You should make a separate drawer in your bump-map directory to keep these sequences in order. Remember that creating sequences in multiples of 30 makes it easier to convert an animation to videotape, if that is your aim. Save the first brush as Bumpmap.O so that your 3-D software will know it is part of a sequence. Carefully ro- the colors in the palette range plus or minus one (give color 3 the value of color 2, color 4 the value of color 3, and so on) to create wave motion for your animation. Save these subsequent brushes with the appropriate number suffix (such as lmage.0, Image. 1, Image.2), so that you end up with 30 blushes numbered zero to 29. Now boot up your 3-D program. Within Real 3D, select Materials Create from the menu and rename the material Waves. Because you have 30 images to sequence, type 30 into the Texture Index gadget. Adjust the materials’ attributes as you wish, keeping the bump height at least at die default of 15. Select Image.0 and define it as a bump map, then adjust the smoothing and gradient settings to your preference. Click OK, and assign the material to a flat plane. By coloring the plane blue and zooming in close, you can get a good, wave-like effect. If you want to reflect objects in the water, you ma - need a lighter color than dark blue for the plane; Real 3D requires surfaces to lie quite light for good reflections. When test-rendering the wave, use low resolution and select Lampless mode. Need an animation longer than 30 frames? No problem Real 3D will just cycle through the sequence when it reaches the end. I viewed this animation in real time using DCTV (Digital Creations), The wave looked so good I couldn’t wait to re-render die frames to S-VHS tape via a 24-bit display card. After I did, I found that the DCTV view looked better. With the extra resolution, the taped version looked too clean and no longer real. You can easily correct for hyperrealism with fog effects, blurring, and so on, but isn’t it nice to know you don’t always need the most expensive equipment to get the best results? Real 3D 2.0, which should be released by the time you read this, promises built-in wave functions. But even with programs providing these capabilities, I found this bump-map technique to be superior in several instances, producing original and life-like effects. Turning Up the Heat Waves are also easy to create with .Aladdin’s rich environment of texture procedural mapping. With both Real 3D 2 and Aladdin 4D ($ 499, Adspec) offering unlimited mapping per object, some out-of-this-world effects are possible. You could start with a lake full of waves, for instance, and make it freeze and then thaw during an animation. The creativity afforded is limitless and creativity means “wave effects” need not be limited to liquids. .After all, at high enough temperatures, liquid becomes gas. Aladdin 41) is die first Amiga package to provide for gaseous 3-1) effects with unlimited, sequential textures. 1 took advantage of this in a recent animation. I had a detailed spaceship ready to do battle when I realized the craft had transition from a side panel of the ship turning into a radial wave took care of the problem. Yes, I used the pebble- dropped-into-the-pail effect, which looked 100% mathematical but that’s what I wanted. I actually reversed the waves to show a build-up to the center of the panel, from which a deadly weapon was released. 1 had created the spaceship within Aladdin’s editor. Once I'd set the scene and camera, I went to work assigning textures to the polygons. The procedural textures with a mixture of IFF wraps looked good on the hull of die ship, but I decided to use a gray-scale “tin plate” image over the majority of panels. Using Deluxe- Paint, I created a gray-scale panel with red marking and coding to differentiate it from the other panels. Grayscale images, mixed with light fog and redirected lighting, allow for great space scenes. To work on the firing panel, I selected the panel polygon by itself Choosing Textures from the Polygon Control menu, I loaded the panel’s exit frame a few frames before I wanted the wave effect to start. Because 1 planned to swing the camera in fairly close, I chose the Antial option to prevent the bitmap from appearing pixelized. The panel looked realistic, but I wanted more depth. The panel’s original IFF image served just as well as a bump map for depth realism. Starting at frame 355, I added a wave to the polygon for transition. I altered the wave’s timing so it required a full four seconds (120 frames) to travel from the outside to the inside (this is easily done by adjusting the frames count for start and exit). Using Aladdin’s Sweep (lathe) function, I created a teardrop shape, which I dressed up to look like a fireball by assigning it several layers of sequenced textures and a gas coating. I then plotted a path for the fireball to follow, from inside the space craft to the outside, where, with some experimenting, it intersected the pinnacle of the wave. Molten Metal While Octree's Caligari24 ($ 399) lacks many effects of other 3-1) packages, its real-time response, deformation modeling, and fine antialiasing allow it to create great liquid effects. A recent project required a simple animation of the client’s logo in chrome. Wanting to avoid another boring “logo spin job,” I asked if’I could try a different ap- . My idea was for the logo to emerge from a pool ol molten metal. The customer agreed, so I set out to experiment. Caligari24 has no bump- mapping facilities, but its Free Form Deformation functions, which produce smooth objects via point editing, allowed easy creation of bubbling metal. I just had to find away to incorporate the wave. I’d had AsimWare's CD-based 24-bit textures collection for about a week and couldn’t wait to apply one of its tiled images in a 3-D scene. Caligari’s high-quality antialiasing negates the need for hi-res image wraps, though I kepi the textures at their original sizes. With one, I was able to simulate a smooth, glossy floor; another gave the walls a modern brick design. Because Caligari24 is so forgiving with input quality, you can get amazing results by importing DCTV- digitized or Dpaint-generated images. In Dpaint, located a few rounded puddles. I extmded and beveled these using Pixel 3D ($ 249.95, Axiom Software); a muter bit gave a smooth curve. Also using Pixel 3D, 1 beveled and extruded a few bitmapped fonts for die logo. I then entered the render module to assign attributes to the logo, puddles, and walls. I assigned a chrome attribute to the logo and puddles, and made the logo a little darker. The image maps from the CD were large enough to cover the whole wall without pix- elation, so tiling was not needed. With the scene ready to go, it was time to plan the animation. I intended the camera to zoom in on the puddle (which is actually made up of several objects), and show the logo slowly rising up, while the puddle resizes to suggest that molten material is being drawn from it. I set up the keyframes, resizing the component-puddle objects at different times. (This was tedious because the puddles not only had to intersect cleanly, but also lose depth.) As the last letter of the logo emerged from the molten liquid, the puddle disappeared altogether. While the test animation looked fine, I decided I would prefer new environment maps for the logo. Then, to add the bubbling wave effect, I created a few flat planes that roughly matched the puddles’ shapes, Editing these objects with the deformation tools, I produced smooth waves in the planes. I generated a few more bump planes and returned to the scene creation. The hardest part would be animating the bumped planes properly. With Caligari24,s new time bars and real-time feedback, I was able to assign and reassign the bumps’ up-and-down motion and adjust it according to the puddles’ depth fluctuations. I also synced the bumps to produce a smooth, rolling effect. Finally, 1 created another environment map for the puddles and plane bumps to get the best chrome look possible. The Fast Lane Imagine ($ 495, Impulse) users can easily apply the above techniques to create liquid effects. But Imagine also works gracefully with such 2-D programs as Im- agemaster (SI99.95, Black Belt Systems), IniageFX ($ 249,95, GVP), or Art Department Professional ($ 299, ASDG), which all produce 3-D-like waves and ripples. Though the 2-D software approach is not right for every case, it is worth considering, as these programs can usually do the job faster than 3-D software. A sample animation can illustrate: A framed picture spins onto the screen. It stops, the picture changes to another image via a ripple effect, and then spins off the screen. This animation requires sequences of images for image wrapping. Although you could provide a wave effect for the images with Imagine, I decided to leave that job for Imagemaster. Because I wanted the animation to last 10 seconds (300 frames), I needed about 100 f rames of wave distortion and 20 frames of morphing (also done within Imagemaster). I started by generating the first and final 60 frames of wave distortion. .After 60 frames of wave distortion, the images look fairly obscure. So a morph between these two segments provides a smooth transition. By saving the frames with sequential names (Frameln.001, Morph.OOl, FrameOut.OOl), the task becomes easier to define within Imagine. Using Imagined Action editor you can assign the paths appropriately with a slight ease in and out. In addition to these programs, I found a supply of utilities capable of working with primary 3-D applications to produce fluid effects. Wave Writer (SI29.95, Unili Graphics), Morphus (SI 19.95, Impulse), and Icoons (freely distributable, by Helge Rasmussen) let you create or modify waves for LightWave, Imagine, and Will Vinton’s Playmation, respectively. While imminent updates to LightWave, Real 3D, Playmation, Caligari, and other programs promise to rock the boat in terms of Amiga wave effects, don’t wait to dive in. There are plenty of effects in the sea! ¦ Irnnanl Pice is a Canadian-based freelance computer artist specializing in 3-D effects. You can reach him on GABB 11 (Graphic Amiga Bulletin Baird) at 416 547-16)90 or c o AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, AY 03458. A € r 1*0 ffl gf* Mdf 9 C A I V A s More In Depth ~w" tt tt e can't get enough ofbeau- I ¦ tiful, Amiga-generated art. V r It's not only fun to look at, it's inspirational as well. Our focus on 3-D graphics this issue gives us a great excuse to celebrate the achievements of innovative artists. Our art department culled this exciting collection from the many responses received from our calls for Amiga art. Thanks to all who have participated; we hope you will continue to submit your works. We also hope to feature similar displays in the future. Enjoy! We think that LORENZO COLLORETA deserves a hand for his Drawing Hands, a HAM- format image created using Imagine 2.0 and DeluxePaint 4 (Electronic Arts). Lorenzo, a biology student at the University of Florence in Italy, fell in love with ray tracing four years ago when lie began with Sculpt 3D (Centaur). Lorenzo hopes to create future works in HAM-8 or 24-bit; like many of us, he's saving for an A4000. All alone in a room with only his A2000, a few pieces of Amiga software and hardware, and plenty of time, Belgian artist MICHEL RIGO creates 3-D worlds, such as the one depicted here in Salle. Michel created all of Salle’s objects within Impulse’s Imagine 2.0; the stone textures came from Computer Imagery’s Map Master collection. The two framed pictures on the walls are 2-D imports; the colorful one at left is a DeluxePaint original, while the still life is something he digitized using the Austrian 24-bit digitizer, VD2001. STEPHEN WOOD of Ales, France, started in 3-D imaging on a Macintosh. There, he mastered the creation of photorealistic scenes involving metals and reflective surfaces. After joining the Amiga ranks about a year and a hall'ago, Stephen was inspired by the work of Anti-Gravity Workshop. (AGW co-founder Tiin Wilson’s rendering won Amiga World's 1992 Special Issue a Gold award from Magazine and Bookseller, ) Stephen’s beautiful Magic Mirror Reflexion, created using Imagine 2.0, took 14 hours to render on a 68040- based A3000. STEVE GALE’S artwork could make an Amiga evangelist out of anvbodv. In fact, as Art ? S Director for a producer of computer-based product demos in New Jersey, Steve converted his company’s traditional 2-D approach to include 3-D ray- traced imagery. His inspirational New Church sets the 3-D building (rendered in Imagine) against a 2-1) background (which he processed from a Targa file using ASDG’s An Department). Self-taught artist ANTHONY C. GROS enjoys the realism that 3-1) allows. Indeed, his Oasis seems so cool and inviting you almost want to step right in! Perhaps .Anthony, a Houston resident, was looking for a way to beat the Texas heat when he decided to render this scene with Imagine. He did some touch-ups using the Firecracker’s Light24 (Impulse) and Art Department Professional. Rn I'm You don’t believe it? Well, try these simple techniques for creating Amiga images and animations in “stereo pairs, ” and you 7 open up some fascinating opport unities for 3-D stereo viewing. TO MANY PEOPLE., the idea of viewing 3- D images conjures up scenes of a 1950s theatre (or doorstep...) and people wearing cardboard glasses with red and blue cellophane lenses. In fact, 3-D stereo imaging takes many forms, and is a serious and exciting tool for science and art. Whether you’re a professional Amiga artist, an amateur animator, or an enthusiastic computer user searching for a little diversion creating stereo graphics on your computer can he a rewarding experience. While you won't need a background in trigonometry or neuro-optics to get underway, to fully appreciate stereo imaging on your computer, you should understand a few basic principles. Each of our eyes projects a slightly different view of the world onto our retinas. Our brain transforms this information into a stereoscopic image that conveys meaning about the dimension and spatial relationships of objects around us. For more than 150 years scientists, artists, and photographers have experimented with ways to portray stereoscopic images that mimic this dramatic natural phenomenon. As an Amiga artist, you have at your disposal some ol' the most exciting equipment ever available for exploring this field. The stereo effect depends on two precisely related images. You can create such a pair by horizontally shifting the point of view between two images. In viewing this pair, if your left eye sees only the left image and your right eye only the right image, a stereo effect is possible. A few basic principles apply to both photography and computer graphics:
• The two images should originate on the same horizontal plane with no vertical misalignment. In photography, this is often accomplished by moving the camera horizontally on a level fixed slide.
• As a rule of thumb, the separation of the two points of view should be about 1 30 the distance to the nearest object in the image.
• The most effective alignment of the two images for viewing is to superimpose the nearest objects in both images. The entire stereo view then seems to lie beyond the image plane or the computer screen. Eye For Detail On the computer, one of the most exciting ways to experiment with stereo graphics and animation is with special goggles equipped with liquid-crystal display shutters. The X-Specs 3D stereoscopic glasses (S 149.95) produced by Haitex Resources plug into the second mouse port on the Amiga and synchronize with the interlaced display. This display is updated every sixtieth of a second. On every odd sixtieth, the left-eye view is displayed to every odd scan line. At that instant, the left shutter of the glasses clears while the right shutter darkens. On every even sixtieth the reverse happens, displaying an image to the right eye. These views switch so fast that the brain combines the information into one stereo image. 'Typically, you must disable any de-interlacer to view stereo with LCD glasses. You create left and right eye views as separate files, then use the X-Specs software to combine and view ? BY JOEL HAGEN them in stereo. For example, running the X-Specs M3D program allows von to load a left and right picture, view them as a stereo image, adjust left right separation, and save a single combined stereo view. D3D is an included display program for these stereo views. Figure 1 shows the format of a D3D stereo file. Left and right images are stacked in a single interlaced picture that is decoded for display. Strangely, with Centaur’s OpalVision board installed in an A3000, M3D and D31) allow stereo display in the de-interlaced mode. This gives a remarkably brilliant display, hut has a lot of us scratching our heads. It seems that it shouldn’t work. Perspective Cnnera Of f set t HHKQ Inage Offset ; HKH Lens Polv DO tier TPHtur Pi*Dth Vieu Figure 2. The VistaPro 3.0 interface can be used for creating stereo views. Figure 1 is a random fractal landscape from Scenery Animator ($ 99.95, Natural Graphics). To create a similar stereo landscape, point the camera straight North on the Map screen to generate the left-eye view and save it as “Landscape-L,” Enter a new East setting on the Map panel that moves the camera 20 units to the right of the previous setting. Don’t change the altitude, or you will violate the vertical displacement rule mentioned previously. Generate this right-eye view and save it as “Landscape-R.” Unfortunately, it is very difficult to create a good stereo pair in Scenery Animator in any orientation other than straight North-South or East-West. At other map angles, there is no easy way to keep a constant distance between camera and target. Run M3I) to load, adjust, and view your stereo landscape. Remember that the most effective orientation of the two images is usually to adjust them so that the nearest objects are superimposed. The landscape then lies beyond the plane of the screen. The amount of new information revealed in the 3-D view may startle you. Bird’s Eye View Landscape-generation software is a great way to introduce yourself to this field. Producing a good stereo pair is easy and the added dimension is powerful. VistaPro 3.0 ($ 99.95 Virtual Reality Laboratories) has direct support for X-Specs. Pressing the Stereo button on the main screen brings up the interface shown in Figure 2. This allows you to enter displacement values for the camera as well as the image pair that will be merged. The real power in this interface is that it allows you to create an accurate stereo pair from any map angle. You can view a pair of generated images from VistaPro using the Merge button. VistaPro does not save the combined views as a stereo image, nor does it directly support stereo animation. On the Vista bulletin board, however, (805 781-2257) is a free program called Smash that works with MakeAnim to merge a list of stereo pairs from a pair of Vista animation scripts. A little patient work could yield an impressive flight through a stereo landscape. By the way, VistaPro 3.0 has powerful new features that break up near-polygons into very realistic texture. Truly superb control of the landscape is possible. (For a complete review of the 3.0 upgrade, see
p. 20 in this issue.) Any version of Vista or VistaPro can be used to create a stereo pair. The easiest method is to keep the target locked and move the camera a little between views. Before moving the camera, lock the Z button and note the dR value, which is the distance from the camera to the target. Move the camera, then re-enter the previous dR value. Remember to lock the palette before generating the second image. Beware of having a chunk of landscape right in front of the camera or you may violate the 1:30 guideline for camera separation. Since the target remains stationary in this method, distant objects superimpose and near objects are displaced. For best viewing, the image displacement should be adjusted to superimpose the nearest features. Failing to do this forces the foreground out of the screen plane, which seems more difficult for the brain to resolve. These are merely rules of thumb; always experiment to find what works best. Picture This For X-Specs viewing, 1 find it best to manually merge two stereo images and save them as a single interlaced picture. Figure 3 shows such a stereo view of Candor Chasma on Mars. For future reference, let's call this the ‘'interleaved” method. The advantage to this technique is that you can work in the Amiga’s highest resolutions, including 24-bit color, even creating standard animation files you can play from any utility. To try this technique, save a stereo pair of hi-res I b- color images in VistaPro or Scenery Animator. In Deluxe1 Paint (Electronic Arts), open a screen to match the resolution of your landscapes. Clear the screen to pure white and fill every other line with a horizontal single-pixel line of pure black. The finished screen should alternate white and black single-pixel lines. In the Stencil requester, lock the black, click Make Stencil, and save it as a stencil named “Stencil-Left.” Next, Reverse the stencil and save it as “Stencil-Right.” These can be used again and again in creating interleaved stereo pictures and animations. Now load the left, landscape image, then load the left stencil and turn it on. Select black with the right mouse button and clear the screen. Every other line clears to black. On the spare screen, load the right landscape and right stencil, and then clear that screen. Making use oi background color transparency, pick up one entire screen as a brush and place it on the spare screen interlaced with the other view. Adjusting the left right placement is easier if you hit Alt-x to shift the brush handle to a lower corner. Superimpose foreground elements and stamp the brush in place. The Mars illustration in Figure 3 shows the interleaved pair before this adjustment. If chip RAM is a problem, select Merge in Front from the Spare menu to combine two images. To view interleaved stereo images, run ON3D from the X-Specs drawer. This activates the glasses, synchronizing them to the interlace of the monitor. Note that you must have any de-interlacer disabled lor viewing with LCD glasses. Any display program will suf fice for viewing the image as long as ON3D is running in the background. If you own a scanner or video digitizer, you can bring real-world photos into the Amiga for stereo manipulation and viewing. Follow the guidelines laid out earlier in the article to shoot prints, then digitize them and try M3D or my interleaved stereo method for viewing with X-Specs. Video footage in which the camera pans smoothly past a scene can also provide excellent stereo pail's. Brush Up It is relatively easy to produce dramatic hand-painted stereo images with any paint program that has spare- screcn capabilities. Just paint a left and a right version of the image. Figure 4 shows a few basics dial work well in Dpaint. The easiest experiment you might My is to create several brushes that will be placed in both images. Each brush can be made to appear at a different screen depth. The formula is that a brush will appear to be behind the screen if in the left view it is to the leit of its position in the right view. A brush will appear to float in front of the screen if in the left view it is to the right of its position in the right view. If this sounds like word salad, read it again while you look at the halls in the upper left of Figure 4. The blue rectangle represents the screen plane. Li you use Digi-Paint 3 (NewTek), you will find that when working in interlace mode, the program directly supports stereo painting while you wear X-Specs. Run ON3D in the background, then use the “(” key to paint for the left eye and the ”)” key to paint for the right eye. This can he addictive. To try stereo painting in Dpaint making use of its spatial and animation tools, create a two-frame animation for your left and right views. Mark these two frames ? J o as “L” and “R”, respectively, until you get the hang of things. On the spare screen, create a ball and pick ir up as a brush. Stamp ii down on the left frame and then reposition it a quarter-inch to the right without stamping it down again. Keep it in place and press the 2 key to switch to the right frame. Stamp it in place and then save the two images as left and right pictures, not as an animation. Use M3D to load and view the result. The ball should seem to hang behind the screen. To continue your experiment, create a detailed brush then shear it to the left and right from Dpaint’s Brush Rotate menu. Positioning these views as shown can make a brush penetrate the picture plane at an angle. Using Dpaint’s Perspective rotation can also give Bniri4triK Hodrler i±> 1997 Jon duBois Figure 5. The left-eye view of the Animatrix 3D modeler screen, which supports real-time X-Specs display white you work. A powerful illusion of dimension. Rotate each brush by a slightly different amount. Placement of the brush handle can affect the result. If you read “Accent on Graphics” 48 (Feb. ’93, p.
60) on creating a parallax scroll animation, successive frames of such an animation will show depth if viewed as a stereo pair. This will be most effective if the incremental movement of each layer is relatively small. Use the same concept of layered space to paint stereo pairs. The further back in space you want a layer to lie, the greater the left right separation should be. If you followed the planet-rotation technique in “Around the World in 80 Frames” (Oct. *91, p. 39), successive frames of those animations can also yield effective stereo pairs. To try a variation, create a large rectangle of texture as a brush. Plat e it on a two-frame animation, shilling it horizontally for the second frame. Cut an animbmsh from within this area. Clear the animation and create a solid circle on both frames. Set Fill mode to Wrap and fill each circle with successive cels from the anim- brush. As a left and right stereo pair, this has interesting dimension not really a sphere, but more like a blunt cone. If you gel the hang of these few experiments, endless ideas will undoubtedly come to you. Interleaved stereo animations can be created using Dpaint IV’s Move requester with the left and right stencils discussed earlier. For instance, to make a ball move away on the z-axis, load the left stencil and place the ball brush on frame I of an animation. In the Move requester, enter a negative x distance and a positive z distance, and then select Draw. When finished, load die right stencil, superimpose the ball with itself on frame 1, enter a positive x value and an unchanged z value in the Move requester, and then select Draw, Run ON3D and play the animation. The ball will recede in stereo space as well as shrinking on the z-axis. Combine this with a stereo landscape background for an impressive 3-D demonstration. Composite Functions Oneway to create a 24-bit high-resolution stereo image is to generate and save the 24-bit pair as Left24 and Right24, and then use the Composite features of ASDG's Art Department Professional to merge the pair as an interleaved stereo image. First create and save a Dpaint image of black and white lines to be used as a mask. In ADPro Comp mode, load the Left24 image, and then load the mask with RGB transparency' levels sei to 0,0,0. Flie Left24 landscape now has alternate white lines. Save it, and then load the Right24 image selecting No Comp. Next, reload the Left 24 with the alternate white lines. In the Composite interface, set RGB levels to 255,255,25a and select OK. This makes the white of the incoming image transparent, resulting in a composite of the pair as an interleaved stereo image. Using ON3D, you can view this image with DCTV (Digital Creations) or OpalVision on an interlaced monitor. If you use Imagemaster (Black Belt Systems), it has an X-Specs separation feature under Geometric Transformations in the Process panel that splits the odd and even lines of an image into two clips. Two other X-Specs function buttons allow you to convert over- under format images to interleaved, and vice-versa. I have concentrated in this article on painting and kmclscape-generation techniques because there is little documentation on stereo applications in these media. Many other software packages also support X-Specs and stereo imaging, including Imagine 2.0 (Impulse), Caligari (Octree), Pixel 3D (Axiom), Turbo Silver SV (Impulse), 31) Professional (Progressive Peripherals), and Page Render 3D (discontinued). Consult those manuals for hints and effective settings. A couple of object modelers, .Animatrix (Dubois Animation) and Vi- sionModeller 3D (ShaderSoft), even let you work with a real-time X-Specs stereo display. The Animatrix interface is shown in Figure 5. Any stereo graphics and animation you view with X- Specs can be recorded to a VCR and then viewed with Haitex’s X-Specs TV system (SI69.95). This unit plugs into your VCR instead of your computer for viewing 3-D videotapes. The unit is so small you could easily pack it and the LCD glasses in the space taken up by a couple of VI IS tapes. For more ideas on inexpensive ways to view stereo images, turn to this month’s “Accent on Graphics” (p.48). ¦ Joel Hagen's emit Is include work in art. Astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer. Oakdale, C l 95361. Please include a stamped, self- addressed envelope for a reply. 34 Month 1993 Everything you need to know about PC bridgeboards (with eight board-to-board comparisons) no matter which model Amiga you own or what hind of PC you want to emulate Big Blue? Big Business? Big Brother? You all know the epithets that come to some people’s minds when that computer monolith is mentioned. But say what you might about the PC and its compatibles, it is thedefacto standard in the computing world today, outnumbering Amigas by several orders of magnitude, You may not be able to avoid Pcs at work, so sometimes you might need to run software like Word for o Windows or Kxcel at home. Or, it’s even possible that, like me, you find some PC software as indispensable as your Amiga itself. In either case, you have two choices: Buy two computers and end up with two monitors, two sets of peripherals, and an office that looks like a computer store or add an emulator to your Amiga that allows you to share data and lots of precious hardware between two ordinarily incompatible systems. Blue, .. And You 'There really are a lot of reasons to use a PC these days, not the least of which is Microsoft Windows 3.1. Windows isn’t perfect, though it is a fairly slick operating environment ... in some ways, better than Workbench. Windows’ on-line hypertext help, for instance, is first rate. While I wouldn’t recommend Windows over Workbench, I’ve found a need for both. Just as there’s an Amiga to lit virtually every need, PC emulators ("bridgeboards”) are plentiful and various enough to suit just about everybody. As you can see fi om Table I. they come in a wide variety of capabilities and By Dave Johnson ILLUSTRATED BY WARREN UEIiERT A migu 11 arid 35 Table 1: Emulators at a Glance MODEL Golden Gate 486SLC Golden Gate 386SX EMC486 SLC A2386SX Bridgeboard A2286 Bridgeboard A500 PC 286 Manufacturer Vortex Vortex EMC Commodore Commodore GVP Host Amiga A 2 3 4000 A 2 3 4000 A 2 3 4000 A 2 3 4000 A2 3 4000 A 500 + GVP drive Price $ 919.99 S539.99 S1100 S649 Discontinued1 $ 99 Processor Cyrix 486SLC-25 AMD 386SX-25 Cyrix 486SLC-33 Intel 386SX-20 80286-8 80286-16 Benchmarks: Sysinfo MIPS Norton St
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1. 68 Real-world Speed: Links386 HJWin Print 1:03 :46 2:00 1:13 :50 2:15 :36 :26 1:15 1:40 8:00 Installation Easy Easy Difficult Difficult Easy Moderate Pluses MonitorMaster SIMMs IDE Controller MonitorMaster SIMMs IDE Controller Very fast Minuses Win. Disk bug FDC optional Win. Disk bug FDC optional No serial port Janus drives No serial port Janus drives No serial port Janus drives Can't use DFO: Janus Compatible? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No DOS in Amiga Partition? Yes Yes No No No Yes Exchange Amiga and DOS Data? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Memory 16MB** 16MB** 8MB 8MB ISA RAM card required 512K 4 Amiga RAM Video Modes ISA card CGA Olivetti Hercules EGA VGA ISA card CGA Olivetti Hercules EGA VGA ISA card MDA CGA ISA card MDA CGA ISA card MDA CGA CGA Olivetti Hercules EGA VGA Emulator Type Mouse, Serial, Mouse, Serial, Mouse, Mouse, Mouse, Mouse, Serial, Parallel Parallel Parallel Parallel Parallel Parallel 7 5 3 2 4 1 Overall Rating A T 0 R S E U I Power PC Board w r Atonce Plus Vortex A 500 2000 Discontinued 80286-16
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1. 79 Supra A 500 A 2 3 4000 with adapter S349.95 NEC V30-11
4. 4 .63 Difficult Leaves slots open Installation voids Amiga warranty No Yes Yes 640K + Amiga RAM CGA Olivetti Hercules EGA VGA Mouse, Serial, Parallel Easy Provides up to 1IVIB for Amiga Doesn't multitask No support for ISA slots in A2 3 4000 No Yes No 1IVIB + Amiga RAM MGA VGA Mouse, Serial, Parallel, Joystick prices, and, somewhat surprisingly, they all work pretty well; there are no clogs here. As a rule, I wouldn't recommend buying anything less than a 386SX, though your needs may be limited enough to justify one of the slower emulators. Remember that the 8088 was the guts of the original IBM PC, a technology that is easily ten years old. The 286 oilers about a ten-fold increase in performance, but it, too, is getting olcl. A lot of new software will run on a 286 only begrudgingly, or not at all. Of course, a card like the Commodore A2286 is perfectly adequate for running old standards like Wordstar. If you do step up to one of the new, fast emulators, I think you’ll find that a 386SX running Windows can even be an enjoyable experience. Even though Intel plans to roll out its 100 .MIPS, 64-bit wide Pentium chip sometime next vear, a 386 or 486 emulator should be able to seive you comfortably for years to come. So, for those of you in the market for a PC emulator, we’ll examine eight different models to choose from. But, first, let’s take a look at some Amiga-PC basics. (For information on contacting the developer oj"any product covered in this article, see the “Manufacturers Distributors Addresses” list on p. 102.) Input Output All emulators have to let you get data in and out. Most bridgeboards let you use the Amiga’s floppy drives as PC drives low-density ones, of course. In order to read 1.44MB, high-density floppies, you must own an Amiga with such a drive (like some A3000s and the new A4000). .An A20Q0 or A4000 can actually support both
3. 5" and 5.25" drives internally for the ultimate in convenience, but if you have a high-density 3.5" drive, it is pretty easy to get by without its floppier cousin. As for hard disks, most emulators force you to use the Amiga drive, one wav or another, as the PC’s stor- O r j age medium. The exceptions are Zorro-slot Amiga emulators, which accept PC hard disks in the ISA expansion slots. The Vortex Golden Gate emulators also have an IDE interlace right on die board. Otherwise, there are two ways of adding a PC hard disk to your Amiga: through a single file or via an entire partition. If you chose the file method, the emulator creates a large file on the Amiga’s hard disk, and your new PC believes lor all the world that the lile is an entire drive. This svstem lends itsell to archives with vour normal Amiga j tj back-up software, as Amiga DOS treats the DOS drive like any other file. The major downside of this system is its lack of speed. Because the PC must jump through AmigaDOS hoops to access its data, this arrangement can be much slower than the partition method. Commodore’s hard-disk access scheme uses a software library called Janus. Janus drives, like all other flle-basecl schemes, require the AmigaDOS Adclbuffers command (and a suitable investment of Amiga RAM) to operate at acceptable speeds. Commodore recommends 50 buffers or so for evety megabyte of hard-disk space, so a 50MB DOS drive will consume about 1.5MB of fast RAM. On the other hand, Janus drives can grow in size as you write data to them, like a RAM disk, for additional flexibility. The partition method requires you to have an empty Amiga partition on your hard disk, which you formal in MS-DOS. The Amiga considers it a valid, empty partition, but your PC accesses it like a DOS drive at ordinary hartl-disk access speeds. Many emulators allow von to use either the lile or partition method ? With the notable exception of the Commodore boards, which use only the lile method or an independent DOS drive. I’d recoin mend sticking with partitions for their speed and portability. If, for instance, you use the partition method on an industry-standard Syquest cartridge. You can use that same DOS drive if you upgrade from, say, the GVP PC 286 to a Vortex 486SLC later. You can even use it directlv on a real PC. The A500 Gang Supra’s Power PC Board ($ 349.95) anchors the low end of the PC market with an 8088 emulator. While my initial instinct was that this would prove to be little more than an historical curiosity, Supra surprised me with a flexible version of the PC that got it all going. It is a good choice for the budget-minded .Amiga 500 user who hasn't yet added memory to the trapdoor of his machine it is both an emulator and memory- expansion card in one. If, on the other hand, you have a more sophisticated Amiga 500 configuration that includes a GVP hard disk or accelerator, there’s room in the chassis for GVP’s PC 286 hoard (S99). Installation of this emulator, which requires you to open up the GVP hard-disk case, is straightforward for anyone who feels reasonably comfortable with a screwdriver. Be forewarned: GVP isn't kidding when it tells you to watch out for the fan and LED cables that tether the two halves of the case together. Open the case gingerly lest you pull the cables out of their sockets before you see which way to plug them back in. Only the Vortex Atonee-Plus (now discontinued) Table 3: Sysinfo and MIPS Ratings Table 2: Clash of the Titans HJWin Links386 VORTEX 486: As shipped :46 1:03 With cache optimized :32 ;42 EMC 486: Using Addbuffers :26 :36 Second time using Addbuffers :18 :18 No Addbuffers 4:07 2:27 also a a 286 emulator is tricky to install, as vou have to open the A500, remove the 68000, and wedge the emulator in its place. It is easy enough to do, but only for those who don't feel squeamish at the thought of plugging in a modem. Both in terms of speed and functionality, the two 286 offerings arc so similar that the decision to buy one or the other should be largely a function of your own system configuration. The primary reason to buy the Power PC, however, is the additional memory it provides, as it has little to offer that you can't get in a shareware software-only emulator. The Commodore Emulators Ironically, of all the emulators discussed here, the one with the most complicated installation was made by the very company that makes both Amigas and PC clones. Commodore’s A2386SX (S649) is daunting to configure due to the dizzying array of options, limitations, cables, and jumpers. The A2386, for instance, was the only emulator that required physically recabling did: in order to share the drive between the PC and Amiga. Further, I had to read through the manual with a highlighting pen in hand so I could get a good feel for what I had to do. This confusion was compounded by having two almost identical, and therefore redundant, manuals, plus a few vague instructional statements that required a vibrant imagination to properly interpret. In order to use the .Amiga mouse under Windows 3.1, for instance, the manual illogically referred me to the Microsoft Windows’ manual for installation instructions. After much frustration, 1 decided, on a longshot, to rename the Commodore-supplied mouse driver as the Microsoil mouse driver: Unexpectedly, it worked! I applaud Commodore for having the only emulator to do the obvious. The A2386 doesn't wait for you to run an emulation program to start; it hoots at the same time as the Amiga as soon as you turn it on. This is a real advantage for people who have inordinately lengthy AUTOEXEC.BAT files. Still, Commodore’s A2386 is a mixed bag. It is unnecessarily complicated to set up, though once you’re past that, it works great. On the other hand, it does not ler you use the Amiga's serial port. .And while there is an input on the card for a monitor switch, like Vortex's Golden Gate emulators do for that company’s MonitorMaster, the Commodore device currently does not exist. Commodore’s A2286 (now discontinued) does not present nearly as many problems but, then again, it offers only the older 286 emulation capability. The Big Guns Elite Microcomputers has taken Commodore’s 386 hoard and transformed it into a fast 33 Mhz 486SLC the EMC 486SLC ($ 1100). Essentially identical to the Commodore board from which it is rebuilt, the EMC has all of the priors strengths and weaknesses, hut it is the fastest board oil the block. EMC sells an I O board that complements its emulator quite well. It has two serial ports and a parallel port, game port, and SVGA output all in one package. The video ships with 512KB, upgradable all the way to a 32,000- color display. The EMC is so good, it was a tough call for picking a best hoard , . . The EMC or the Vortex Golden (rate. Speed isn't everything, though. The ? If you're thinking about getting an Amiga" special effects or image processing product here are some facts to consider:
* ASDG's Art Department Professional was named the "Best Image Processing Program" for 1992 by the readers of Amazing Computing Magazine and "Best Video Software" by Germany's Amiga Plus Magazine.
* American Software And Hardware Distributors and MicroPace Distributors (the two largest Amiga software distributors in North America) cite ADPro and MorphPlus as the best selling products of their kind.
* ADPro placed third among ALL Amiga * software products on the MicroPace 1992 Top 50 Sellers List.
• The Post Group, one of the largest post production houses in the world, has used ADPro and MorphPlus in the production of special effects for the prime time TV Art Department Professional is a registered trademark of ASDG Incorporated. MorphPlus is a trademark of ASDG Incorporated. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Arniga Inc. Circle 39 on Reader Service card show Quantum Leap and for major motion pictures.
• Mark Swain, an AmigaWorld reviewer (and animator for Foundation Imaging, the creators of the special effects for Babylon 5), said, "MorphPlus produces the most realistic shape shifting special effects I have ever seen on a desktop."
* David Duberman, Executive Editor of Video Toaster User, said in a comparative review of Amiga5 morphing products, "MorphPlus is the Rolls Royce of Amiga3 morphing software... it will pay for itself with one job." Consider the facts. Then bring home the best. 925 Stewart Street Madison, YVI 53713 608 273-6585 WHETHER YOU’RE a PC: novice or even if you’ve been around the block a few times with Blue, you still will probably feel something ofa “Stranger in a Strange Land” when it comes to operating in the MS-DOS world. Having just put an emulator in your Amiga, you’re probably wondering where you should go from here. What is the best, most productive software and hardware to complement your new, dual- DOS computer? Consider these ten items as a roadmap to your future productivity. K M I L A T 0 R S 1 lit' Essential PC Emulator SOFTWARE , MS-DOS You need DOS. That may sound obvious enough, but you can’t get by on Windows alone; Windows 3.1 doesn't replace DOS, it is an operating environment that runs on top of it. Just about any DOS version will do, but if your emulator did not come with a bootable version of MS- DOS, you should pick up MS-DOS 5.0 ($ 99.95, Microsoft) for its new features such as 2.88MB floppy disks and a graphical “shell.” By the way, remember that die vast majority of DOS packages sold in stores are not bootable, but rather upgrade packages. You may have to special order it.
2. Windows If you want to make your J * PC look as similar to the Amiga as possible, buy Windows 3,1 ($ 149.95, Microsoft). It is many orders of magnitude better than Windows 3.0, so if that is all you've seen, don’t worry: Version 3.1 is quite nice. As a matter of fact, you won’t have many reasons to enter DOS at all with W indows, as die quantity of quality Windows applications is growing astronomically. Look at it this way: There are almost as many copies of'Windows sold every month as there are Amigas in the entire world.
7. Sound Board The fma touch for PC-atizing your Amiga is to add the SoundBlaster Deluxe (SI29.95, Creative Labs) sound board or a SoundBlaster- compatible which
3. Image Manipulation I f you’ re looking for a piece of software that can convert among the myriad of PC im- age-ftle formats (and Amiga too), look no further than Hijak for Windows (S249, Inset Systems), a one-stop shopping trip for file conversion. Though it handles dozens of formats, it doesn't yet deal with Amiga HAM. On the Amiga side, Imagemaster ($ 249.95, Black Belt) handles a very wide variety of file formats, including DOS standards. The freeware file viewer ViewTek (Thomas Krehbiel) displays the popular GIF format in HAM8 without prior conversion, and it thus has a permanent place on my Workbench screen.
4. Word Processing There are quite a number word processing options available on the PC, and I’m afraid to say that many of them are a lot better J J than what we have to choose from here on the Amiga. AmiPro for Windows ($ 495, Lotus Development) and Word for Windows ($ 495, Microsoft) are two excellent choices. Both have every feature found in ProWrite, Final Copy, and excellence! Combined, plus the ability to effortlessly create a wide array of tables and graphs and handle math equations.
5. Personal Organizer While you’re spending so much time in PC land, why not take advantage of what the PC! Does best? A program such as Lotus Organizer (SI49, Lotus Development) provides an easy-to-use calendar, to- do list, anniversary tracker, long-term planner, and more. Entries can be jinked to each other and reminders pop right up on the desktop. HARDWARE
6. I idea Card With the low price of video display cards today, there’s no reason to settle for the slow video emulation provided by emulators. VGA cards run as little as $ 40, and a decent SVGA card costs less than SI00. Look for a card that can display in 800x600 pixels and 256 colors, which requires a board with at least I MB of RAM. Similarly provides emulation of AdLib and other cards, as well as a joystick port. One option is Sigma Designs' WinStorm board (S429) which provides 24-bit SVGA color, 16-bit SoundBlaster-compatible sound, a SCSI port, and joystick input.
8. Serial Port Most emulators include access to the Amiga’s serial port, hut if you plan to run IBM’s OS 2, it seems picky about seeing a real serial port. Elite Microcomputers (EMC) sells a multi I O card ($ 200) for its 486SLC that contains two serial ports in addition to lots of other goodies, including SVGA video.
9. More I lard-Disk Space The presence of a PC in your system will un- doubtedly put an even bigger squeeze on your already cramped hard disk. A Syquest drive gives you unlimited storage space, and a unique advantage unavailable elsewhere. I maintain several 88MB cartr idges from which I can hoot; each one is configured differently for DOS, Windows, and game sessions.
10. Joystick It is well known in the gaming community that analog joysticks for the PC market are much preferred to the Amiga's digital sticks, par ticularly for tasks like flight simulators. If you add a PC joystick to your line-up, it can also he used on the Amiga via one of several adapters now on the market, n DJ PRESENTS Retina™ - 2-4Bit Frame Buffer and Workbench Emulation Output: DB-15 VGA Connector - Analog RGB output Supports 15 - 75KHz Her. Freq. And 50 - 95 Vert. Freq. 800x6()0full 24Bit 16.7 Million color Display Non-Interlaced. AI It>ws multi pie 8.16, and 24 B i t Resolutions. Full Workbench Emulation with resolutions such as 1024x768 or 1280x1024 in 16 colors or even more! Upto2400x 1200! Compatible with Amiga 1950.1960 and VGA and up monitors. Ram Configurations 2 Megabytes or 4 Megabytes. 4MB allows double buffering for animations. Compatible with the A2000, A3000, and A4(K)0 series Atnigas, Installs into any 100 pin Amiga slot does not use the video slot. Compatible with the Video Toaster and OpalVision, XIPaint is a real-time 24Bit paint program that comes with the Retina. The Retina can still be used to display 24Bit graphics while emulating Workbench at a maximum resolution of 1280x1024 noninterlaced and you could have AdPro running on it's own screen at 320x200. You can change the output resolution for any program simply by choosing the program name and then selecting a different screen resolution for that program. Compatible with programs such as AdPro, Morph Plus, MultiFrame. TVPaim. ImageFX, ProPage, Pro Write. Page St ream, DynaCadd. Imagine 2.0 to name a lew. The Retina requires the 2.0 or greater operating system.
• • : : . . ' ' ¦ s Vljp1 - Rea I Time Video Digitizer Digitizes a full frame in l 30th of a second or 1 field in l 60th of a second. Digitizes in full Broadcast NTSC or PAL, Will save images as 24Bit. YU V. or any A m i ga format i nelud irig AGA modes I ike Ham8. The Vlal>l M has 2 Composite Video inputs. The Vlab will work in the A2(XX), A30Q0 and the A4000 series Amiga Computers and does not use the video slot. '['here is also a Vlab! 200 that allows owners of the A1200* A500. A600 to also use the Vlab. The Vlab does not require a frame accurate video player to hold the image still to digitize. The Vlab will in real-time digitize any frame from the video source that you have connected. You can digitize images from cable TV. Broadcast TV, VCR. Video Disk Players, and Video Cameras. The Vlab is supported by popular Graphics software such as ASDG's Art Department Professional. TV Pai nt by TechSoft. MultiFrame by MacroSystem US. There is a special monitor window that al lows you to see the video signal that you have attached to the Vlab in a window on the Vlab screen in up to 16 gray scales. The V Lab software requires the 2.0 operating system or higher and is fully Arexx compatible. The Vlab is compatible with the Video Toaster, OpalVision, Retina™, and Harlequin. The Vlab is also supported by the Nucleus Personal SFC. MultiFrame for AdPro MultiFrame is a front end for the Art Department Professional and Morph Plus that allows you much greater control over multiple- frame processing. You can manipulate single or muIti pie images over t i me creating spec i al effects with just a few mouse clicks. The perfect tool for creating effects with a large number of images for output to video. MultiFrame Features:
- Process images over time - most processes can be manipulated with a starting value and an ending value with the separation being the number of frames that you choose to make. Generates all frames automatically for you.
- Non-linear motion interpolation using true splines with adjustable knots, tension, continuity and bias. Full spline-controlled variables.
- Perform ADO-style fly-insof moving images easi Iv usi ng MOR PH PLU S perspect j vc operate >r.
- Create a morph from a flat to a sphere using SPHERE with EFFECT start and end values of 0 and 100 respectively.
- Multiple frame Multiple Ripples, allowing ripples that start at different t imcs that aceeJerate decelerate over time and can move.
- Use the compositor to rotoseopc images using foreground images, background images and alpha for malting images over others.
- Automatic compositing of images over backgrounds using true alpha-channel holecuttcr key effects.
- Use a black & white animation as a wipe- pattern, transition between a background sequence and a foreground sequence using the B&W frames as an alpha sequence i n compc>sitor.
- Create pann i ng 1 i lti ng camera effects on sti I i images or sequences. Movable skew tiling effects with panning tilting camera moves.
- Auto triggering of 4 GPI (General Purpose Interface, optional) functions for recording control of dev ices such as Digital Disk Recorders from SONY and ABEKAS
- Complex operator processes (sphere, perspective, etc...) now allow loadingand saving of all parameters for easy recall.-Automatic conversion of any supported image format to any other format (including ANIM-5 AN1M-8 and Toaster FRAMESTORE) during processing. Mt. Clemens, Ml 4BB3B [313.J SB3-BOB5 Phone [313J BB3-3B3B Fax EMC would have certainly won if it were not for the clunky Janus drive system, lack ol on-board serial-port support, and the absence of the monitor switch (blame Commodore on all counts, not EMC). Both of the high-end Vortex cards the Golden Gate 386SX (1539,99) and the Golden Gate 486SLC ($ 919.99) are built around the same Vortex bus and probably offer the most versatility of all the emulators. They have a lot of nice little touches, like the use of industry-standard SIMMs, very flexible memory options, MonitorMaster (a software controlled monitor switch for viewing VGA and Amiga on the same display), the ability to use Janus drives you might have set up with an older Commodore bridgeboard, and more. Unfortunately, the emulator software currently has a nasty bug that prevents some floppy-disk functions, such as Norton Backup, from working properly in Windows 3.1. On the whole, though, either board is quite a buy. Vortex and EMC have both taken a fair bit of heat over their decisions to build emulators around the 486SLC chip, a souped-up 16-bit 386 CPU that uses the 486SX instruction set. When you get right down to it, the extra performance a 486SX or 1)X might offer would likely be small compared to the additional cost when you consider the bottleneck is at the 8 Mhz video card. As it stands, though, both of these boards perform better than a 33 Mhz Compaq 386. The Real World speed test in Table 1 pits the 386 and 486 boards against each other in a few representative tasks; drawing the first hole in Links386, rendering a GIF in Hijak for Windows, and printing the first page of this article in AmiPro for Windows. No matter how you stack it, the EMC board comes out on top, though a glance at Table 2 will show that there’s more here than meets the eve. The Vortex board surprisingly ships without its cache optimized. All the Golden Gate test results in The Mac Gap WHEN IT COMES to emulating other operating systems on the Amiga, it turns out that the IBM PC compatible isn't the only game in town. Ready Soft has been making the Macintosh’s happy face a familiar sight on Amigas everywhere for a few years now, and the latest incarnation of its product, A-Max II Plus ($ 499.95), provides seamless Mac emulation in the form of a card for Zorro-slot Amigas. A-Max runs monochrome Macintosh software as if the Amiga were a Mac SE or Classic, at least as fast as the original Macintosh could. A-Max lets you use the Amiga’s parallel and serial ports as Mac peripherals, and with the advent of the II Plus, Amiga drives can read and write Mac disks. The only catch is that you have to provide your own Mac ROMs, and the price of those hunks of silicon varies depending on how tightly Apple is controlling them at the moment. One thing A-Max can’t do is run software in Mac II or high-color modes. A new product that promises to fix that is Emplant (S279.95, Utilities Unlimited), a multi-OS emulator that can run up to four different operating systems from the same card. Although Emplant has been selling for about six months, it has had the sort of spotty history indicative of a complicated hardware product that wasn’t quite ready to ship. It promises to be a very impressive product, however: 256-color displays using AGA chips, a SCSI interface, a PCMCIA version for the A1200, and more. (Editor’s Note: AmigaWorld will review Emplant next month in the August issue,) ? DJ Table 1 are based on the stock board, but I ran across a cache utility that pushed more speed out of the card over a MIPS faster, in fact. Table 2 shows some “before-and-after” numbers for the optimized 486. If you use such a utility, you can close some of the speed gap between these two boards. The EMC board, for its part, uses the Janus hard- drive system, so it is slower than a hypothetically identical emulator that might use the partition method. Also, you can see that a Janus drive without any Add- bufFers is prohibitively slow. Table 2 further demonstrates how much potential the EMC board has, but loses. Due to the Janus drive. I performed the same operation twice presuming that the second time would be directly from the cache created by Amiga- DOS’s AddbufFers command, and therefore a better test of just how fast the board really is. By the way, the benchmarks in Tables 1 and 3 shouldn't be taken as absolute values. Like all benchmarks, they are only valid for comparisons between similar systems. Also, you could get different values using different benchmarking utilities. Emulating On A Budget Of course, you might not be desperate enough for PC emulation to run out and buy one of these expensive contraptions. You may, however, want to occasionally copy DOS files, run a PC word processor, or view disks full of GIF graphics. Well, there’s help for you, too. To simply copy DOS disks (low density, unless you have a high-density Amiga drive), all you need is CrossDOS. CrossDOS is part of AmigaDOS 2.1 and higher, although you can also buy the latest version, CrossDOS
5. 0 ($ 59.95), separately from Consultron. It is a simple utility that puts DOS disks on the Workbench for formatting and file transfer. Even if you get an emulator that has its own Amiga-to-DOS file transfer program, I would recommend using CrossDOS anyway. It’s simply the best program of its kind around. As if die deal needed sweetening, the stand-alone, non- Workbench-2.1 CrossDOS 5.0 package includes CrossPC, a simple but very useful XT emulator. Shareware alternatives to PC computing include programs like IbeM and PC-Task. These are available on most BBSs, including major services like Genie. Wiiile thev offer little in the wav of features, you can i run traditional PC software on them. They all provide IBM-XT emulation in CGA and run at about the speed of an actual XT (or faster if you are using an accelerated .Amiga). Combined with CrossDOS, one of these utilities might suit your needs. The bottom line for a lot of people is whether to buy an emulator or just get a real PC compatible; in many cases the cost weighs in favor of the real McCoy. The Amiga market, though, now offers a good crop of emulators, particularly for the Zorro-slot machines, and they can do every tiling a real PC can do, including CD-ROMs, networks, and Windows. In either case, once you Ye made up your mind, I'll see you at the A: prompt! ¦ Dave Johnson authored the book The Desktop Studio: Multimedia with the Amiga, and he is a frequent contributor to Amiga and other computer publications. Write to him do AmigaWorld. Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. While computer viruses may be a part of life, the fear they inspire doesn’t have to be a part of your life. Arm yourself with the protective powers invoked here by the US representative of Safe Hex International. “Double, double toll ami trouble; Fire, burn, anil cauldron, bubble.” SO SAID THE witches in Macbeth as they pretended to safeguard that would- be king of Scotland. But don't think that von have to resort to spells or voodoo to protect your Amiga from the pernicious effects of the growing number of computer viruses. There are practical steps you can take to prevent almost all those viral threats from infecting your Amiga. Let’s start by examining some basic types of viruses and how they go about infecting your system. Then we’ll look at some general measures and good computing practices that can help you avoid viruses before they strike. Finally, we’ll survey some of the newer, more potent virus- protection programs. Remember, viral threats can come from almost anywhere public-domain software, pirated (illegally distributed) versions of programs, and even factory-sealed commercial J packages. In other words, no computer user is safe from viruses. (In- Bji Jim Maciorowski formation about contacting developers ofvirus-protedion programs marked in bold where mentioned in the text can be found in the “Contacts” box at the end of the article, along with other useful sources of information and software.) About Know Thine Enemy A virus is a sequence of commands (written as part of a program or as a program itself) that runs when a certain criterion is met, such as a certain day of the week or when you turn on your computer lor the fust time. There are several different types of viruses and you should be concerned about each, especially if you enjoy downloading from bulletin board systems (BBSs). Of all the known viruses, bootblock viruses are the flddr*ss*s , _ __ BootX version 4.58 BootX. Fll am BootX.BBLib BootX.Brain BootX.flecog HX.DoC BX.R fir- TER.Doc F«*r» l>av Inportant KS2.84 0rd r,Fom Vlrustrxt Enportant! VirutZ version 2,28 VZ,Doc VZ.R EBEm&smssaa Virus Rx: Safe Hex I HAVE MENTIONED Safe Hex International (SHI) several times in this article, and with good reason: This nonprofit organization is the leader in Amiga vims protection, sponsoring more than 20 “Regional Virus Centers" worldwide with phone support. Sill is currently working on programming projects to “innoculate" as many Amiga computers as possible in die shortest amount of time. Some of the activities underway include: : : - -v- - -
• A universal Amiga BBS virus checker.
• Standard updated vims libraries to be accessed by new virus killers. This gives programmers more time to work on new features for their programs, rather than rewrite their programs each time a virus is discovered.
• Having virus “help disks ' shipped with every new Amiga computer, as is the case in Scandinavia. (Are you reading this, CBM of America r)
• SHI's anti-virus disk, ‘The New Superkillers," contains almost every virus killer mentioned in this article, and 11 is available for a $ 5 donation (S7 overseas).
• SHI has also placed a reward (currently at $ 4000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of virus programmers. Enticed? Be sure to write for more information (see the “Contacts” box for details on contacting Safe I lex).
- JM most common form. As the name suggests, these viruses reside on bootblocks of both floppy and hard disks (track 0, sectors (land 1). Representatives of this strain vary from those that temporarily make your fast RAM inactive to ones that corrupt tracks 39 through 79, rendering the disk completely useless. These viruses are spread by disk-copying programs of almost any kind. Don’t confuse virus bootblocks with custom bootblocks. The latter are special bootblocks, typically of a non- standard DOS, which are required to be on the disk for the disk to load. Gaines are perhaps the largest contributor of these special bootblocks. Fortunately, the virus killers of today will usually recognize which bootblocks are custom-made and which ones are viruses. The first bootblock virus was reported in 1987 and was called the SCA (Swiss Cracker's Association) virus. It simply hides in your memory's CoolCapture until you reboot. These are generally the easiest viruses to detect. Often, using the INSTALL command from your Workbench disk will solve the problem of infected bootblocks. Or you can install an anti-virus bootblock through killers like BootX and Find ’Em All. Be completely sure that the bootblock you are installing is a vims: If you remove a custom bootblock, you may wind up trashing a disk! And be cautious: If you are going to start installing bootblocks, make backups first! File viruses are not as common as bootblock viruses, but they can do as much, if not more, damage. These viruses (sometimes called “Trojan Horses”) arc activated once you specify an executable file to run. A harmless execute.me file could display an advertisement for a BBS while formatting your hard drive as a background task. Iliese viruses are usually found as bogus versions of existing programs (sometimes even as phoney versions of virus killers!). BootX 5.02 and any release of VirusX alter version 4.01 (the last official release) are examples of bogus releases and should not he used. If you call bulletin boards on a regular basis, be cautious before downloading a new version of a program unless you know for certain that it came from a reliable source. File viruses often operate in certain ways that, if you recognize their behavior, you can defeat them with a little detective work. Say a particular virus is wreaking havoc with your screen dispalv. Where should you start looking? Well, viruses almost always infect the first c: command in your startup-sequence. Like most file viruses, this virus places the c: command in your devs: directory as a nameless flic and infects the one in your c: directory. First, find the infected command. Look for it in your c: directory (or wherever it was) and delete that lile. Then load a disk utility that lets you view invisible files. 11 prefer INOVAtronics' Director)’ Opus but any one will do, including Progressive Peripherals' DiskMaster or the freely distributable SID Timm Martin, Fred Fish 651.) Look for the invisible file in your devs: directory and rename it to its original name. Finally, move it back to the c: directory (or wherever it was). Many virus killers will think your disk is infected if you don’t rename this nameless lile, so be sure to do it. Link viruses are extremely nasty and should not be j • disregarded. These viruses attach themselves to files and start infecting other files once they are executed. They can corrupt an entire hard disk in seconds. Fortunately, the virus killers of today can scan programs for suspicious programming code. Often if a program Virus Checfcer Requfstfr CU t“V » »• r -r- -yi t r i I i I t 1 I I i i i i i r » r r~r f- rrrnT 3 rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrr rWrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrr [rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr r r r r bjsr- rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr- has a link virus attached to it, the “new” program size will differ from the original program size. A typical example is the Saddam I lussein virus. This is a multiheaded file and link virus (and there is also a bootblock virus of the same name). This virus always infects your L: directory, and it will create that directory if it is not there already. It attaches itself to your disk-validator with the same size and the same name. Once executed, it spreads throughout the disk and writes “IRAK” in the start of any file (executable, text, or otherwise), but it does not change the size of the file. What’s worse is that you cannot delete the virus from a file editor or through the Cl.I. Advice? .As former president Bush might have put it, “Read my lips: Use a current virus checker and make backups!" Some people believe that there are also viruses that can attack your clock and make it do weird things like run backwards or run extremely fast. Clock viruses, how ever, are nonexistent, period. There is not enough memory in your clock for a virus to infect your clock and remain alive in it. If your clock is acting screwy, use the SETCLOCK command from your Workbench disk to fix the time. Usually this will solve the problem. Prevention is the First Line of Defense Having read what viruses can possibly do to your computer, you may be asking yourself what you can do to avoid them. A simple, cavalier answer would be: Don't buy a computer. There is no guarantee that you won't encounter a virus, even if you use the latest virus-killing programs. However, such programs do offer a very reliable measure of protection and a very acceptable rate of recovery if your system does become infected. While we will look at specific virus programs in the next section, there are some general measures everyone can practice to avoid viruses in the first place. The easiest way to prevent virus infection and its spread is to always write-protect your disks. This is not a time-consuming task. .All it takes is the flip of a notch on your 3.5” disks. (If you are using 5.25" disks, use black tape not transparent tape to cover the notch.) If you absolutely must have your (loppy disks write-enabled, then shut your system down for 60 seconds before booting up with a new disk. This will completely drain your memory of any possible vims. A normal reset (Control- Amiga-Amiga) does not dear your memory! Viruses can hide in certain areas of your memory, and can infect write-enabled disks when you do a warm reset. For even better protection, there is a hardware “virus warner” available from the Safe Hex International Regional Virus Center in England (see the “Contacts” box for details). This device will alert you to all virus writes, and it even has an automatic write-protect mode. It costs about $ 70 in American currency, but if you are dead paranoid about viruses, it could be well worth the investment. Also, if you do a lot of telecommunications, be sure that the files you download are virus-free. Watch for any reports of viruses. In addition, a number of BBS sysops employ a feature that checks files for viruses before they are uploaded to their networks. (Every BBS should have this feature!) II you have a hard drive, you should have a controller that disables access to it. With some controllers it is called a “game switch.” Don’t be fooled, though, Virus Checker has a “learn mode” for recognizing new viruses. Your computer that seems to exhibit all the symptoms of a vims: I lowever, if you have not exposed yourself to any new software recently, chances are you have a hardware problem. Check things like the chips on your 8520 circuit (often a prime cause of virus-like symptoms when they malfunction). Which Virus Killer Should You Use? Although I have been asked that question many times, the choice is ultimately up to you. There are many killers out there that do basically the same thing, but there are features in one program that you may prefer over those of another. All I can do is give you some suggestions. What you want to look for in a virus program are such features as memory checking, reporting unknown bootblocks, and scanning disks for file and likJvirus- es. Following are descriptions of some proven vims programs; many of these are constantly being upgraded, so please be aware that version numbers of some of these programs may have changed by the time this article goes to press. BootX 5.23a-1.74 by Peter Stuer is perhaps the best “Saddam” vims killer to date: It makes the virus passive and then restores the infected files often to nearly 100% of what they were before infection. This program uses a separate brainfile (called “BootX.Recog,” the “1.74” in its title) that is updated when new viruses are found. ? It’s really a “virus switch,” and I congratulate every manufacturer of hard-drive controllers w ho includes one! (Controllers that don’t can even be modified to include a toggle switch, which works just as well.) Finally, keep in mind that even though many virus killers will detect infected disks and files in a moment’s notice, you should not forget to make backups of all your important disks anyway. Vims killers will remove viruses, but if the viruses have “integrated” into your files, removing the viruses may pretty much trash the files as well. One last item to consider under the heading of prevention is that not all problems are virus-related. You may suddenly encounter some strange behavior on jaiai BooiX is also one of the first virus killers to utilitize the LOCALE feature of Workbench 2.1 3.0; in other words, it is one of the first killers that can he read in different languages! Of course, this version of BootX is for Workbench 2.x and up the final release under Workbench 1,3 is BootX 4.50-1.68 (the “.Recog” files are no longer upwardly compatible). VirusZ 3.0 by Georg Hoermann is one of my personal preferences. It is one of the first killers to check archived files (files ending in J.HA, .LZH, .DMS, and so on) by using a “decrunch.library." it’s excellent for running in the background: It's small, fast, and doesn’t have a lot of annoying requester windows. Virus Checker 6.20 by John Veldthuis is another great killer choice to have running in the background. It is very easy to run and has a helpful “learn mode” for recognizing new viruses. First-time virus-killer users will find that this is an excellent program to use. Even the documentation is well-written, citing many examples of viruses and what they do. There are other new, potent virus killers available around the world. While I can’t go into detail about them, they do deserve mention: VT (a killer written in German), Virus Interceptor (for Workbench 2.x), Link Virus Detector. Early Virus Warning, and Find ’Em All. (Details about contacting their developers are contained also in the “Contacts” box.) Try as many of these as you can get; if your system has enough mem- on', don’t hesitate to run two or three at the same time. An excellent all-in-one virus package is The New Superkillers available from Safe Hex International, which contains nearly all the virus programs mentioned in this article. (See the sidebar “Vims Rx: Safe Hex” for details.) Almost all of these killers can be found on many BBSs. You can also find them on accredited Regional Virus Center BBSs, as well as on commercial networks such as BIX. CompuServe, Genie, and Portal Communications. In dealing with network downloads, one good rule of thumb worth following is to never use a virus killer that is more than three months old; it will not find new viruses. -Also keep in mind that these programs are either shareware or freeware. If you use shareware, send the authors some money to ensure that their programs will be regularly updated. Virus protection is very simple and does not cost a lot of money. Just remember three things: 1) write protect your disks, 2) make backups, and 3) use one or more current virus checkers. T here was one virus in 1987. Today there are almost
300. At this growth rate, it is predicted there will be 1000 viruses by 1996. Be prepared! ¦ Jim Madorowski represents Safe Hex International in the US. He distributes 'The New Superkilters" and other Sill- related dishs. Contact him at PO Box 124, Port Richey, Flori- da 34673-0724 or at the Florida Regional 1 7rus Center included in the “Contacts" box. Contacts SAFE HEX INTERNATIONAL Coordinator: Erik Loevendahl Soerensen Snaphanevej 10 DK-4720 Praestoe Denmark Sales Manager: Lars P. Kristensen Safirvej 25 3650 Oelstykke Demmark SAFE HEX REGIONAL VIRUS CENTER ENGLAND (for Hardware Virus Warner): Michael A. Sewell Omega House 83 Railway Road Leigh, Lancashire WN7-4AD UK BOOTX, EARLY VIRUS WARNING, LINK VIRUS DETECTOR Peter Stuer Kauwlei 21 B-2550 Kontich Belgium FIND 'EM ALL: Koen Peetermans Vrljheersstraat 8 B-3891 Gingelom Belgium VIRUSZ Georg Hoermann Am Lahnewiesgraben 19 W-8100 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany VIRUS CHECKER John Veldthuis 21 Ngatai Street Manaia, Taranaki New Zealand VIRUS INTERCEPTOR Johan Eliasson Bdckgatan 6 60358 Norrkoping Sweden VT Heiner Schneegold Am Steinert 8 8701 Eibelstadt Germany ACCREDITED REGIONAL VIRUS CENTER BBS'S (US) Ground Zero BBS (Florida) 813 849-4034 Pioneer's BBS (Washington) 206 775-7983 COMMERCIAL NETWORKS BIX General Videotext Corp. 1030 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 800 227-2983 617 354-4137 CompuServe PO Box 20212 Columbus, OH 43220 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Genie 401 North Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850 800 638-9636 Portal Communications 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014 408 973-9111 It takes intelligence to... Shake! Rattle! Arid Roll! Previously, high-end platforms were the only systems able to make 3D animations "boogie!" Now, with Real 3D V2 - a full-featured 3D animation, modeling and rendering program utilizing a desktop platform complex 3D objects "rock and roll" and react to their environment with "intelligence," as if they were in the real world! So, how does Real 3D V2 make this happen? With Article Animation, Collision Detection, Inverse Kinematics and Skeletonal Control breakthrough features previously available only on some high-end platforms. Bowling a strike, swirling 10,000 snowflakes in the wind, making characters "dance" and much more takes an "intelligent" program like Real 3D V2. For a Demonstration Video and more information, call 1-407-539-0752 or fax 1-407-539-0976. REAL 3D V2 Intelligently Priced At $ 699! Real 3D V2 is a trademark of RealSoft KY. © 1993 RealSofc International Circle 150 on Reader Service card. GRAPHICS A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. Stereo Output And Viewing By Joel Hagen IF YOU READ iny article on creating stereo images for viewing with Haitex Resources’ X-Specs (“1 + 1 =3(1))!,” p.
30) in this issue, you might wonder how you could share those images with others who don’t own an Amiga or LCD (liquid-crystal display) glasses. In fact, there are many inexpensive ways you can create and view permanent stereo images. This column will explore a variety of techniques and equipment you might try for an additional hardware investment of as little as SI.95. To help you in these efforts, you should check out a company called Reel 3-D Enterprises (PC) Box 2368, Culver City, CA 90231; 310 837-2368). (When I stumbled on its catalogue, 1 went a little crazy and even bought a set of 180 stereo View-Master reels on Chinese art!) Reel 3-1) supplies a wonderful array of 3-D photography and viewing supplies for the hobbyist. I am having a great time discovering ways to adapt this equipment to Amiga stereo images. Printed or photographed in the proper format, these can lie viewed hy anvone using one of the many mod- els of available viewers. Seeing Double To make stereo pairs for optical viewers you must create separate lelt and right eye images as described in my article. Do not use the “inter-leaved” method 1 outlined for use with LCD glasses. Instead, mount two images side by side as in the accompanying illustration. Viewers For such a mounted pair typically have a separate lens for each eye that independently focuses on the lelt or right picture. The brain merges these views into a stereo image. Before printing such a pair, the Amiga artist must decide on an output medium, a size and format, and an appropriate viewer. High-end output devices you might consider are the Polaroid CI-3000 or CI-5000 him recorders linked to AS Dcs Art Department Professional to transfer your computer images to slide or print film. A pair of standard 35mm slides can be viewed in stereo by simply taping two inexpensive hand-held viewers together. Alternatively, Reel 3-1) carries twin 35mm viewers ranging in price from $ 5.95 to $ 34.95. You could also hand mount your slide film in anv of a number of standard 3-D formats such as Realist or European. Blank mounts and viewers for these formats are also available from Reel 3-D. If a film recorder is not in vour future, you can send your Amiga disks to a sendee bureau for transfer to film. A far more simple, inexpensive way for viewing images in stereo is to purchase a plastic hand-held 3-D print viewer (stock 2018) from Reel 3-D for $ 1.95. Then, with no further investment, yon can assemble a stereo pair of images side by side on your Amiga screen and view them at the 10-inch focal distance of this viewer. As you might imagine, there are a few principles to consider. Your eyes are about two-and-one-half-inches apart. Viewing a pair of prints (or the computer display) requires then that the centers of the actual images be about 2' a-3" apart. Centers separated by a greater distance become increasingly difficult to resolve. With slides this is not a problem, but it does limit the width of prims to about three inches. An easy way to experiment on the computer screen directly is to shrink the image pair in a paint or image- processing package while you view it until it resolves into stereo. Of course, this is really only good for experiments and quick tests. Even in high resolution, the screen pixels are too coarse for good detail at this three- inch scale. Using some sort of print is a much better idea. As an example, 1 have planned the accompanying stereo illustrations to have approximately 2' i" centers as they appear on the page. This is suitable for direct viewing with any hand-held or folding viewer. Viewing images in 3-D stereo can be fun and inexpensive. Here are some techniques for outputting stereo pairs for use with optical viewers. High-Quality Stereo Output I have been having great success using ADPro's Prefprinter features and an NEC! Laser printer to produce stereo pairs. To try this in high resolution, create a 1280x400 page in AD Pro by setting the Backdrop loader to that si .e. Into that space load the left 640x400 image. Load the right image O DO using the Composite option, offsetting the “x” width by 640. Before printing, you will probably need to acljust the image values. In the YistaPro landscape (illustration, top), the Dynamic Range Operator analyzed a range of values from 0 to 140. For laser printout, 1 reprocessed that to a range of 40 to 220. I also raised the brightness of the image to 4 14 and die gamma to + 21. Your sellings will vary for each image, but this gives you ihe idea of the kind of balancing to explore. In Prefprinter, manually set the image width to six inches, keeping the aspect ratio locked. ‘This will yield a print with three-inch centers suitable for hand-held viewers. If you use a folding stereo print viewer that stands on legs over the image, you may need to reduce centers to two and a half inches. T his is a live-inch total image width in Prefprinter. Try Floycl dither, Density 4 at 800-dpi (dots per inch) printer resolution. Experiment with your favorite color printer and also with desktop-publishing software, especially if you have access to 1200- dpi output or higher. Spray mount the print to illustration board and then trim it to size. For best quality prim images, output to a film recorder using 85mm prim lilm. Optionally, use any camera on a tripod to shoot the screen. A little experimentation with camera distance wilt give you just the right image si .e in your developed prints. Trim and mount them carefully. Do all your left right adjustment in the computer to save work at the mounting phase. My favorite stereo apparatus is the old Holmes Stereopticon, which can he found in antique stores, at yard sales, or maybe even in vour own attic. This meial-and-wood relic of the 1800s and early 1900s lias glass lenses in an elegant eye hood, a sliding holder for the stereo cards, and a folding wood handle. Mount your computer-generated images with three-inch centers on a 8' i»x7-inch card for use in this viewer. The anachronism of viewing modern computer images on this century-old instrument fascinates me. T he quality is superb. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include work in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. Troubleshooting In Paradise-1 “A nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat." Monty Python By Joel Tessler and Michael Hanish WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, there’s fire, so where there’s no smoke, there’s no... Well, maybe in the forest, but not necessarily in your video studio. Things you can’t see am hurt your production. Hut how do you spot these unseen dangers, and what can you do about them? T his month and next, we will look at some common production problems. Better yet, we’ll discuss possible cures, and the tools and procedures necessary For setup and maintenance. Because whether vour studio j is bare-bones small or large and complex, the rules for troubleshooting and setup are basically the same. Your first line of defense in the fight for video-signal integrity is a properly adjusted monitor. This will instantly alert you- subjectively and objectively to problems with video levels, for example, or with hue (chroma phase). By contrast, a poorly adjusted monitor will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. Highly recommended, though not quite mandatory, are a waveform monitor and vectorscope. They provide the only truly accurate means for monitor- j mg your video signal and signal path. Two products to help with this are DPS’s Personal Waveform Monitor Vectorscope ($ 899), which provides both tools 011 a single internal board for the A2000, A3000, and A4000, and The Monitor (Magni Systems, SI 799), a stand-alone external device. Before we examine the use of these tools, let us first look at some of the most basic considerations. Round One If some variation on this scenario hasn’t happened to you yet, it will: You are performing an edit, when you notice that the image on your program monitor has suddenly gone dark and shaky. But then again, it has been a while since you took a close look at the monitor, so you’re not really sure when it began. Video, 1; Operator, 0. Your move. First, round up the usual gang of suspects and assure yourself that none of them are guilty. Start with cables and connectors. They stretch, break, come undone, and wear out at the least opportune moment and seemingly by themselves. Check each and every cable, connector, and adapter. RCA connectors are quite capable of pulling out of the port slightly and breaking the signal path. Be systematic and thorough. Check the stress points, just behind the connector, and inspect both the cable ends and the ports for oxidation and tarnish. A commercial deoxidizer cleaner such as Cramolin can work wonders and increase conductivity. Immediately replace anything that is suspect; you have more important tilings to be concerned about. Avoid adapters like the plague. Instead, use cables with appropriate ends. Ready-made cables with RCA plugs on one end and BNC on the other, for example, are available from video-supply houses such as Markertek and Comprehensive. (When purchasing new equipment, insist that it have BNC connectors.) Make sure that the cables are not running across or in close parallel to any power cords. And check every switch and knob: All it takes is one nudge to cause trouble. Don't he haphazard, though; there is an order to this process. To successfully track clown the cause of a problem in the studio, vou must start at the begin- 1 j o ning and carry on until vou reach the O - J end of the signal path, that is. You have to break the system down to its most discrete components, test them one by one, and slowly reassemble the parts you are absolutely sure of. Remember, there is a reason however elusive or obscure- for the symptom you are seeing. No question is too dumb to ask or part too trivial to at least consider. Ask others with similar setups. Call the tech-support lines of the equipment manufacturers. Be persistent. If vour best efforts yield zilch and 9 you are getting nothing done, consider the possibility that you’re taking yourself too seriously. The very moment i • you decide to retire the unit as a boat anchor, step hack and take a break. Tension can cause you to overlook as many problems as inattention. Ready, Set What your grandmother told you is true: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Or, a few minutes devoted to proper setup is worth an hour of troubleshooting when there is a malfunction. You can avoid many problems by setting up properly in the first place. Through the cables flows the lifeblood of your video venture, the signal. It simply won’t do to have that How degraded or slowed in any wav. O rf Insist on high-quality, shielded video cables. Saving some small change on cheaper cables can severely compromise the video image, introducing all sorts of unwanted interference patterns. Substituting audio for video cables, just because they happen to have RCA-type VIDEO VIDEO SET LEVEL UP TINT HUE REMOTE METER INPUT dub mode PHONES SaveYour Animation From Being Eaten Alive. You know how an animation can take on a life of its own. Sometimes it takes forever. Or it costs too much. Or a tape machine mistakes it for lunch. The DPS Personal Animation Recorder™ solves these and other animation-production problems. For just $ 1,995, it gives you the reliability and capabilities of systems costing thousands more. A plug-in AMIGA® card, the Personal Animation Recorder functions as a single-frame recording deck. With it, you can digitally record your animation onto a dedicated hard disk* and play it back in real time. Which means you can create 3-D animation without the expense and aggravation of tape decks. The Personal Animation Recorder will even genlock to your system. Because the Personal Animation Recorder operates in a totally digital environment, you won't be
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2. 0 compatible. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 1MB RAM, a sound source with line-level outputs and RCA connectors or a microphone. Recommended system: Hard drive, 2MB RAM, MIDI interface, amplified speakers or outboard audio system with AUX input. Installation: Easy. Major upgrade to eight-bit sound sampling hardware software combo. A few “gotchas” in the design of Great Valley Products’ DSS8 kept the product back in the pack of eight-bit audio digitizers for the Amiga. With DSS8+, the latest hardware and software upgrade, GYP sounds off with a vengeance and pulls out to join the front-runners. Major hardware improvements and some nice touch-ups to its already versatile software make DSS8+ one of the best choices among eight-bit stereo Amiga samplers. Sound Potential Two primary problems dogged the DSS8. Like other Amiga samplers, including the 1)SS8+, the DSS8 attaches to the parallel port on the back panel of the Amiga. Since the knobs to adjust input gain were located on the older DSS8 hardware, you had to get to the back of your computer to tweak input levels, an inconvenient chore in your typically inaccessible computer setup. The solutions to the problem, such as an extender cable or a parallel-port switching box, threatened to add additional noise to your sampling process. But the input potentiometers also increased the threat of noise. Some users have reported DSS8 noise problems that they attributed to those volume controls on the circuit board. That design decision is, of course, common to many Amiga digitizers, including SunRize Industries' Perfect Sound and Aegis’ Sound Master. Even so, the purists, ever on the alert for the most insignificant hiss and crackle, detected less than pristine results in some situations. The DSS8+ decisively addresses both problems by doing away with them. Encased in clear plastic that exposes the hi- tech glamour "guts1' of the DSS8+, the unit has no adjustment controls of any sort, just the parallel-port connector on one end and stereo RCA jacks and a microphone input on the other. Once you’ve attached your DSS8+, you'll never have to touch it again, because all additional adjustments are accomplished with the DSS software. (Unless, of course, you have another parallel-port device, in which case you'll need to resolve the problem that the DSS8+ has no pass-through. To avoid noise, GYP suggests using its ioExtender for the A2OOO 3O0O 4OOO rather than a switch box.) Slick S amples To adjust the input gain, you move software sliders in the DSS sampling software, viewing an on-screen oscilloscope to determine when your samples are going into clipping. GVP has added an Auto-Gain feature that makes the sob- ware check out a few seconds of input and then automatically set gain. However, when sampling from a source with a wide dynamic range, I found that Auto- Gain invariably set levels too high. T he DSS8+ has a programmable low- pass filter that attenuates high-frequency sounds during recording. By line-tuning the filter’s cutoff Frequency (from 1 to 25 Khz), you can avoid the aliasing distortion that occurs when incoming sound surpasses the frequency response of your sampling rate, while still maintaining the best possible sound quality. The source of the input is also selectable in software: left or right channel, stereo, or microphone input. When sampling in stereo, the DSS8+ hardware completes channel selection ahead of the Amiga, thereby leaving a little extra processor time free for other things. Big Sound, Little Money The DSS8+ specs and features are otherwise similar lo its predecessor: mono sampling up to 51 Khz, stereo sampling to 42 Khz; full cut copy paste editing of samples, as well as setting loop points (though the software still doesn’t help you find zero points); real-time oscilloscope and spectrum analysis display screens; support for IFF, SONIX, and RAW file formats; AREXX support; and the Tracker song-sequencing module, which lets you use MIDI input to create compositions with your digital samples. The DSS8+ is a terrific little package. The sound quality is sharp and dean, and the software is versatile and easy to use. 1 still may find myself sneaking over to Audiomaster III for a few editing touch-ups, but this is, on the whole, one of the best-quality and best-buy choices in Amiga sampling. Bob Lindstrom Professional Page 4.0 Gold Disk, $ 295 All Amiga models. Not copy protected. Workbench 1.3 and higher compatible. Accelerator compatible. Hard drive required. Minimum system: 2MB RAM, hard drive, genie functions require Arexx v. 1.15 or higher. Recommended system: 4 +MB RAM, hard drive, AGA, 68020 or higher, AGA upgrade of popular DTP program. With the introduction of the Amiga 1200 and 4000, software developers have burnt the midnight oil rushing to get AGA versions of our favorite programs to market. Programmable screen modes and 256 colors on the Workbench are great reasons to update and overhaul even the best programs. It seems only yesterday that version 3.0 of Professional Page was introduced, making a strong program a mighty one. With version 4.0 (officially designated 4.0a), Gold Disk lias brought AGA support along with a few minor but necessary enhancements to the premier Amiga desktop-publishing program. A Few New Genies ProPage previously ofierred genies, better known as Arexx macros, to take care of some tedious, repetitive layouts. 4.0 includes a few new genies in addition to those bundled with 3.0. The manual's addendum, however, explains the possibilities of editing genies, so you are not limited to the six supplied with ProPage. 64 July 1993 Hot-linking to Professional Draw allows you to edit structured drawings without leaving ProPage, and 4.0 also hot-links to its Article Editor and a new Graphics Editor for bitmaps. 'Hie Article Editor is a text editor whose sole mission is to easily move text from any source to ProPage; it does so without a hitch. On the other hand, the Graphics Editor is somewhat limited by a lack of features. For example, ProPage imports six different bitmaps, but the Graphics Editor accepts only IFF files, so changes to images in any non-IFF format must he converted by using a graphic utility such as ASDG’s Art Department Professional. Gold Disk knows this, as one of the function genies is called ADProI lolLink. Boxed In Professional Page 4.0 does have its idiosyncrasies. For instance, if you have text in a box, making the box smaller might lose some text. Another example is drawing a single line. Instead of two endpoints, the line is locked up in a box so dial you cannot stretch or shrink it; rather, you Continued on p. 68, AGA compatibility comes to ProPage with the release of version 4,0. Thanks to the half-dozen on call, I put together the Daily Planet newsletter in roughly ten minutes, using the supplied tutorial text file and graphics. Spiral-bound documentation covering virtually every aspect of ProPage makes an attractive package, but it would be nice if it covered 4.0, not just 2.0. Gold Disk simply lifted the docs from 2.0 and added an 88-page unindexed supplement to address version 4.0a. In creating 4.0, Gold Disk added only a few features to those existing in 3.0. Like other AGA programs, ProPage 4.0 automatically opens a 256-color window instead of the default 16-color version. Text-import filters haven't changed from
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(1. 067MB sec) and the A3000’s SCSI (.913MB sec), and you’ll see that the Syquest’s performance differs little from most current hard drives. The user’s manual overindulges in fine print, but most of it is unnecessary for the average user. Installation is a snap. While the stock A4000 lacks the needed SCSI controller, die 5110C attached quickly to mine via a Wordsync controller, using either internal or external connections. It even worked fine connected to my A500’s CAT Impact Series 11. The internal version of the 5110C measures 5.75x1.63x8 inches. When encased in an external enclosure, the drive expands to roughly a Webster’s Dictionary size of 9.75x2.4x10.4 inches. Be forewarned, however, that even the smaller internal versions of both the new 5110C and the older 51 10 won’t fit inside the A4G00’s housing. Consequently, the drive is left perched atop the computer, leaving the 5.25-inch bay vacant for other devices, such as a Bridgeboard or another internal drive. As a consolidation, the case is colored in soft beige, to nicely complement the attractive A4000. Cleared for Take-off To use the drive, simply pop either a 44MB or 88MB Syquest cartridge in the door and sit tight for the recommended 1 1 seconds as the drive spins up to full speed. You’ll know when the time has clasped, as a light on the front of the drive turns from red to green. To swap cartridges, you disengage the mechanism with a button on the front of the drive, which then automatically spins down. You can then remove the cartridge by pulling on a mechanical lever. To the uninitiated, the sequence is not without some small drama. Pulling on the aforementioned release lever quickly thrusts the Syquest cartridge partially out of the 5110C. Caught offguard, you expect to see your precious cartridge continue its flight directly to the floor. O Not to worry; it always slops halfway out. To use more than one cartridge per session, be sure that vour SCSI controller t recognizes removable media. Standard controllers such as the Commodore 2091 work well, while it's hit-or-miss with older (pre-1990) hard-drive controllers. The 5110C formats, reads, and writes both 88MB and 44MB cartridges without a hitch, but saddled with my Wordsync controller, my A4000 acknowledged only the size of the first cartridge placed in the 5110C. Replacing an 88MB drive with a 44 M B one, or vice- versa, resulted in the infamous “Not a DOS Disk” error. I suspect my Wordsync controller didn’t recognize the 51 IOC’s dual-formal capability. Once configured to read 88MB cartridges, the 5110C had no trouble reading those made on earlier Syquest units, such as my 88MB 5110. Aside from the Wordsync flaw, operation was smooth, seamless, and elegant. A Need to Feed If vou've outgrown your primary hard disk, the 5110C can look mighty attractive. Storage space is limited only by the number of cartridges you purchase. An initial investment in a 44MB cartridge lightens the coffers by about $ 85, while an 88MB cartridge costs roughly SI20. The per-megabyte cost, however, drops with the purchase of each additional cartridge, eventually leveling out at about SI per megabyte. The 5110C is ideal for video applications and gives ordinary data storage a new twist, as moving huge graphic, sound, and data files from one Amiga to another becomes almost too easy. You won’t ever want to use floppies for backup again, for all of your hard drive’s most important contents will fit on a cartridge or two. Perhaps the strongest argument in 51 IOC’s favor is its compatibility with both 44MB and 88MB cartridge formats. An added bonus is its ability to read MS-DOS-formatted Syquest cartridges via Consultmn’s CrossDOS (included with AmigaDOS 2.1 and higher). Lastly, if yon develop software or use NewTek’s Toaster, 44MB bootable cartridges for the 5110C allow you to create custom stai tup configurations. Not everyone needs a Syquest. If you don't own a hard disk, and are thinking of using a Syquest as a primary storage medium, think again. While booting from a Syquest is remarkably convenient, you may find yourself cartridge swapping with the unit as if it were an enormous floppy drive. However, if you’re shopping for a second or third hard drive, or a standard Syquest, give the dual-format Syquest 5110C some serious consideration. Dave Johnson Pro-Board 3.0 Prolific, S399. All Amiga models. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Prlnted-circull-board design software. Prolific has upgraded its PCB-making package, Pro-Board 3.0. to meet the increasingly demanding needs of those who create circuit boards. The three-disk 3.0 (3.03 at present) package consists of four separate programs: Pro-Board (the PCB editor), Pro- Lib (which creates shapes for PCB layout), Pro-Plot (a print and plot generator), and Pro-Drill (for automated drilling of holes in a PCB). Everything blit Pro-Drill auto-installs on vour hard disk. Prolific recommends
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2. X. Pro-Board uses a custom screen, most of which is available for operations. Text gadgets called “Intelligent Function Keys," or IFKs. Line the bottom of the screen and change depending on your current section. The mouse or a function key activates the related func- tion or enters a new IFK “level ’ and the Escape key cancels operations or moves up one IFK level. You configure Pro-Board with IFK- Config, which specifies your data, libraries, plotters, and tlrill-file format. Because all the Prolific tools read the same initialization data (where appropriate), this need be done only within the main program. Trial Run To start a board, select IFK-New. A menu appears with various options, including Fine-Line mode for routing two traces between 0.100-spacecl pins. The program supports various sizing rules, automatic power and ground-plane options, up to 16 eight-signal layers, and large PCBs. Pro-Board uses the Calay netlist lor- mat. My first lest board was a simple dynamic memory board with sixteen 28-pin surface-mount DRAM chips and two
0. 050-pitch edge connectors. After I specified the PCB and netlist names, Pro- Board prompted me to go ahead without a parts list. (A parts list tells Pro-Boarcl which shapes to use for each component. I selected IFK-FootP, which allowed me to specif)* a shape for each part.) Pro-Board automatically makes DIP, SIP, and similar simple parts, which you can enter directly. Complex shapes are called out by Shape filename in the parts list, and you create Shape files with the Pro-Lib utility. Once you've entered all the parts, you get down to business creating a PCB. Guided by a coordinate display, I began drawing my PCB outline by laying down a line, (You can also type coordinates rather than draw.) Next, I placed the edge connectors, “glued” them in place, and proceeded with autoplacement. With a little tweaking, Pro-Board generated a nice, regular pattern of DRAMs. I then used IFK-R-Rule to set the routing rule. A maze algorithm is always a single-layer router, while a channel algorithm can run on one or two layers. Several options determine how it will deal with vias the connectors between PCB layers. Some experimentation may be necessary at ibis point: I didn’t care for the results of the router's defaults, so I changed some settings. File manual isn't very professional and is unclear at points. It states that the routing “speed” is 1 for best quality, 5 for fastest, but the on-line documentation claims the opposite. Mistakes forgiven, I found it useful. Autorouting is not a fast process, and this holds true with Pro-Board. Even with the “better” settings and running on my '040-equipped Amiga, Pro-Boarcl finished less than half my board in an hour. The program is clever about getting to the pins of a device, which are only on one side, but it can’t easily trace between the pins of most SMT devices. After substituting DIPs for surface- mount parts, the board routed in about seven minutes. When putting a trace down, a router cannot always anticipate just where another trace may be needed. To handle this, Pro-Board’s Tip-up” option will remove and reroute one trace and position another for a better layout. (Pro-Board does not employ sophisticated “push- and-shove” techniques, which push aside existing traces to let new ones through.) While Pro-Board offers no optimizing and its layouts cannot match those of professional systems it does a better job than previous routers. With a tight surface-mount design, its aiitomuter can help in spots, although it cannot do much on a global level. For boards with more room, and given the time, you can route to completion in clue course. In addition to automatic features, Pro- Board 3.0 lias improved manual place and route options, which arc helpful for specific-placement needs and manual optimizations. A More Complex Board Using Pro-Board 2.0, I had designed a two-layer SCSI DRAM board in about two weeks’ worth of evenings, 1 figured this O O would be a good test for Pro-Board 3.0. I set this up as a four-layer board (for less complexity), placing and “gluing” a few components. 1 worked out a grid, then decided to break my board up into lFK-Group sections and attempt some autoplacement. Initially, the program took a long time, but as I worked with the placer and individual groups, a better layout materialized. 1 put in some IFK-Forbid zones and increased the grid size to create a decent board. Complete autoplacement was Hawed: I discovered that the program made some bad decisions. After additional hand tweaking, I got an acceptable placement. 1 started the autorouter, and after about 10 hours, it had routed 494 out of 567 nets. To clean up some traces before more autorouting, 1 put 3.0’s manual routing capabilities to the test, which allowed for easy adjustments. I think 3.0’s manual enhancements alone make the upgrade worthwhile, though I would like to see a “zoom-in” mode for fine work. Overall, Pro-Board did a nice job, and in one day the board was completed. The Rest of the Package Unlike the integrated librarian in 2.0.
3. 0’s Pro-Lib handles large shapes as single units. It can deal with 25-mil or 20-mil grids, and you can enter pans numerically oil grid. It also handles through-hole or surface-mount type pads; the latter can be on either side of the PCB. You can enter lines, circles, boxes, and text independently of pins on some or all of the various layers in the shape. Pro-Plot creates plot files in HPCL or Gerber format; you can also adjust apertures for the Gerber photoplotter. Another nice touch is the software recognition of several specific HPGL- and Gerber-compatible plotters. It also produces prints on a Preferences-sup- ported printer, though they're not very good; PostScript support would be an improvement. PCB makers charge for “drill tapes” if they are not supplied. Thankfully, Pro- Drill produces clrill-tape files in two standard formats: True-Drill and, by way of a conversion program, Excellon, You can adjust some drilling details from within the software. A Qualified Thumbs-Up In the autorouter, I got a single Enforcer hit after selecting Re-Route. It appeared to be a consistent, though not troublesome woe. From the IFK-Auto-R level, though, 1 got a severe crash while manually deleting part of a routed net: Pro- Board locked up and a series of Enforcer hits resulted. A similar problem occurred a few times during routing. At other times, Pro-Board locked up in automatic and manual modes. These bugs make it hard for me to recommend the program for commercial work, at least in its present state. Prolific maintains a support conference on the Portal network, however, and is working lo solve these problems. Still, Pro-Board 3.0 is the best PCB program for the Amiga, and a worthy competitor for anything on the IBM-PC or Mac at a comparable price. It’ll no doubt pay for itself after your first or second board if vou’re currently farming u out vour PCB work. J Dave Haynie ¦ A miga World 73 PHONE SALES HOURS: M-F 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. * Sun. 12 noon • 5 p.m CALL FOR SsSKS COMPLETE V SPRING CATALOG I IMAGE INTERNATIONAL ORDER UNE 412-962-0567 CUSTOMER SERVICE 14121 962-0535 CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday GOLDEN ALSO AVAILABLE
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3. 0 ?* Hard-drive installable. No on*disk copy-protection. Sniff. This second in the series of Megafortress data disks [Three-Sixty, S39.95) is likely to be the final Amiga offering from Three-Sixty. Like Operation Sledgehammer before it, SkyMas- ter consists of 20-plus new missions for this vived-up B-52 bomber these set over North Korea (which is plotting an invasion of its southern neighbor) and the Philippines (which has been invaded by China). Ah, those old Red devils just don't let up, do they? SkyMaster is generally as solid a creation as its predecessors and properly plugged in to the parent game's unique qualities. (It's a flight sim that isn't exactly a flight sim.) And the campaign to knock out a North Korean nuke project has a nice currentness. But the Philippines campaign (drawn from Dale Brown's novel, Sky- masters) just seems silly. They didn't have to go out on Brown's limb to find trouble spots; Yugoslavia would have been a much better setting. The cut-rate 21-page manual is woeful compared to Sledgehammer's. I suppose half a loaf is better than none, but I'm still hungry. 50 Great Games Well, that's stretching it a bit, innit?
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In basic terms, it's an ambitious Concentration in which you roll a little black ball around a landscape knocking it against blocks and seeing what color circle turns up. Once you've matched up all the blocks in a level, you move to the next. Color matching is but a tiny fraction of Oxyd's challenge. The real game is getting the ball to the blocks at all. You'll have to manage an inventory of useful objects and deal with quicksand, movable walls, lasers and bridges (and the buttons to turn 'em off and on), bombs, missing floor tiles, gravity-fed speed all to charming graphic and sonic effects. The end stays the same but the means keep changing on you and always in some stylish, interesting way and by the time I reached Level 9, I had no idea what to expect next... and couldn't wait to see it. That's a wonderful quality in a game. I can't imagine anyone giving a hoot about The Games '92 (Ocean, $ 39.95) at this late date. If you're going to do an Olympics game with a sizable database of maps and background, put it out in some semblance of proximity to the Olympics when we're still in rah-rah mode not the following February when we're thinking about baseball. The events themselves are plentiful I count 29 but it takes way too long to wend your way through the game system to get to 'em. And when you get there, you're not rewarded with glossy, high-end stuff, as in ReadySoft's International Sports Challenge, but crude, done-in-my-Mom's- basement samples and drab graphics. Everything looks coated with dust, and when you realize that this one has been sitting around since last summer, that kind of makes sense. Disqualified. ¦ It's a shame that Planet Editor (ln- tergalactic Development inc., $ 49.95) wasn't available two years ago, when it might have appealed to more than the already converted. If you put Universal Military Simulator II aside when you discovered you couldn't grow your own worlds, now's the time to pick it up again. For when combined with the editor at once astonishingly thorough and surprisingly easy to use UMS II reveals its true colors as a real piece of work (albeit a desperately slow one on unaccelerated machines). I had the sense while moving through its menus and windows that there wasn't anything I couldn't do, and that's what a game editor should be. There's nothing particularly dashing about that in and of itself. Digital Concepts once released a four-player Breakout clone called Lords of War with simultaneous play by two human players and it's a wonder that, with so many good PD and shareware Breakout clones [MegaBall, for instance), folks keep pumping these things out. Here's the rub: It's the first Breakout I've seen that supports modem and null-modern play. 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Q. f've been considering the purchase of an Amiga 1200 and Commodore I960 monitor. At least one dealer suggested a Sony 1302 quad-sync monitor instead of the I960. Should I get the 1960, the more expensive Sony 1302, or wait and see if Commodore releases a monitor specifically for the A1200? Michael Darr Johnston. I A
A. The Al200 shar es roughly the same potential for video port capabilities as the A4000. With a confusing array of monitor choices for AGA machines, required reading includes “On Display” (June ’93, p. 24), by Sheldon Leemon. With Commodore’s Quad Sync 1942 ($ 699) on the way, and CBM planning to discontinue the 1960, expect to see price reductions that could make the 1960 the monitor of choice for new A1200 users. The I960 lacks speakers, so run two RCA cables from the A1200 to a low-cost boom box with left and right AUX input jacks, or use an old receiver and speakers. To CD or Not CD
Q. Could you please list the CD software that's compatible with theA570 CD-ROM drive for the A500? Am I limited to the list of CDTV titles, or can I select software from the lengthy list of PC and Mac titles? Also, can the A570 work with DKB Software's MegAChip 2000 500? Chris Shepard APO AE
A. CD-ROM technology can puzzle even many experienced computer users. Problems typically occur from confusing CD-ROM file-format compatibility with software compatibility, which are two separate issues. Both CDTV and the A570 share the industry-standard ISO- 9660 CD-ROM format! Any CD-ROM that conforms to that standard can be read by either CDTV or the A370. Audio Cds, CD+G, and CD+MIDI formats can also be used in the A570. The A570 can read font, graphic, sound, and text files from Mac- and PC-specific CD-ROMs. Even though the A570 adds 2MB of fast RAM, you’ll probably need more, and some interplatform conversion utilities most of which are available in the public domain to tweak those non-Amiga files into Amiga-friendly form. As a rule of thumb, you can’t run PC or Mac software on the Amiga without installing some form of software or hardware emulation. Finally, consider DBK Software’s MegAChip 2000 500 for an A570. It gives access to 2MB of chip RAM, which is needed for large graphic files and display screens. Driving Those High-Density Roads
Q. Following the recent upgrade to the 2.1 operating system on my A2000, 1 decided to install an A4000 high-density drive. My dealer explained that 2.1 supports this drive, however, I've been unable to find any commands to format disks in high-density mode. Is this drive capable of reading 1 Ad MS-DOS disks using my PC emulator? John A, Scot to Watertown, NY
A. First make sure that you are using high-density disks. Your Amiga can’t place a high-density format on a double (low) density disk. If you don't have a Genie account, Find someone who does and get DRV144.LZH (File number 17920). Within DRV144.LZH is Gcrdisk.de- vice, which is needed in place of the standard Trackdisk.device; it also contains a mountlist to get the OS to recognize an external high-density drive. You can also modify the mountlist to use with an internal drive. To do this change the default df2: mountlist references to either dfl: or dfl): (depending on whether your high-density drive uses dfl or df() internal connections), and likewise change unit numbers from 2 to 1 or 0, and then resave the File. Version 2.1 of the Amiga OS should then be able to detect high-density disks in that drive. Use Consultron’s CrossDOS or a similar PC utility to read, write, and format both double- and high-density MS-DOS disks. Programming Demands
Q. I'd like to write a program to generate random numbers, display a chart and present screen prompts. One problem: 1 haven't written any programs on my Amiga. What's a good Amiga programming language? I learned BASIC years ago. Ed Ouellette Norman, OK
A. Since you already know BASIC, you’re probably aware your programming order isn’t too tall. To accomplish it, though, I’m a little hesitant to recommend the Amiga Basic that accompanies older Amigas. II you have a newer Amiga, or are just looking for a more comprehensive package, check out AMOS (Si 10) from Furopress Software, which is one of the most complete BASIC packages available for the Amiga. If you want to really expand your programming horizons, don’t overlook the programming language called C. To gel started with C, try a beginner’s course at a local community college, university or technical school. Before you begin the course, get a copy of SAS C 6.0 for your Amiga from SAS Institute ($ 399). You can replicate most of what you learn in a class on your Amiga with SAS’s package, since it uses true ANSI commands that are transportable to and from the Unix-based computers used by many schools. Best of all, you’ll pick up marketable programming skills in the process. ¦ 92 July 1993 % Software Hut Folcroft East Business Park 313 Henderson Dr Sharon Hill, PA 19079 Commodore AMIGA !tx srsssa Orders 800-93-AMIGA __ Hours: Mon-Fri 9 to 6 Sat 9 to 5 - Eastern - We do not puhlbh a catalog. Phase call if you don’t see what you want. The largest Authorized AMIGA dealer in the United States Full line of Hardware, Software, & Peripherals... IN STOCK Power Supplies, Video, & More A307Q Tape Backup 150Mb Call Sony 6150 Tapes $ 21.95 A59Q Hard Drive Call Syquesi 38Mb Removable Drive 339.00 Syquesi 88Mb Cartridge 109.00 Syquesi 44Mb Cartridge 68.00 Dual Bay Ext. Case w Cablmg 109.00 A-Max 2 Plus Emulator 345.00 Mac 128K ROMS Call Big Foot Power Supply 89 00 A2000 300YV Power Supply 169.00 Golden image Amiga Mouse 29.95 Janus 2.1 Upgrade Kit 35.00 Kraft Triple Track Trackball 40.00 Action Replay Mark3 A2000 79.95 Personal TBC 3 or 4 Call RocGen Plus 239.00 Sunrlie 16 Sit Audio Digitizer 1259.00 Motherboards A50Q w swap-AII Revs Si25.00 A2003 w swap-Rev 6 or above 225,00 A2003 Rev 6.X Motherboard 449.00 A300D 25Mz w swap 399.00 RAM & Other Chips Motorola 66030 RC CPU 50Mz S189.00 Motorola 68882 Math Co 50MZ 139.00 Other CPUs and FPUs Available Call Multi-Start 2 v6A 500 600 2000 38.00 1x4 Static Zips lor A3000 Call 1x4 Page Zips tor A2386 Bridge + 19.00 1x8 SIMM 33.00 1x32 SIMM 70Ns lor A40G0 MBX 149.00 2x32 SIMM 70Ws 8Mb lor MBX 299.00 4x3216Mb SIMM lor DKB 2632 Call DataFlyer 8Mb Board w 2Mb 165.00 ?KB Megacttlp w 2Mb Agnus 199.00 Alfa Data A500 RAM Board w 2Mb 175.00 DIGITAL C R E A T I O N S DCTV S289.00 RGB Converter lor DCTV
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Pad two shows in deta-i hew the animatons were made. V2078 S24.95 Amiga Animation - Hollywood Style earn class c. Hollywood.D sney-style techniques using Deiux- ePamt IV and Disney Animat on Studio, from renowned An ga animator Gene Hamm Especially for artists who are computer novices and computer users who don't draw wuh a mouse 30 minutes V2051 $ 5 9.95 How To Animate I Sae Price! Relevant lo ncv ces and intermediate users alike. Pick up he'pful tips and techniques on using DeluxePaintIV from Joel Hagen, and usng LightWave 3D from Amiga Worlds Lou Wallace. 45 minutes. V2059 St 6.95 Order Toll-Free 1-800-879-0759 Or turn the page, and mail in the order form from our DevWare ToolChest ad. Special Offer! Get our Animator's Bundle (all 3 ol the above videos! For only V4022 $ 49,95 The Essential Amtgn Video New Release! A DevWare Exclusive! DevWa*e and the Burgess Group have put togetner this essential video on be ng productive with your Amiga you will learn morphing with Morph Plus and ImageMaster. Desktop publishing with PageSbeam. Word processing with Fmai Copy H. animating with Real 3D. Tips on DeluxePaml IV. And much, much more 55 minutes V4039 S19.95 Razz a Video U.S.A. NewTek Video Toaster Tutorials The NewTek Video Toaster, 2nd Edition New 1993 Release! Covers creating and installing a Toaster Workstation, basic iransipons and effects. DVE moves, creating titles with ToasterCG. Using ToaaterPaint, using MacLmk, using LightWave 3D, and practical applications lor the toaster, and more. V2057 $ 24.95 Desktop Video Vol. 1 Razza's best tape for getting started with Amiga Desktop Video Features excellent advice from experts on camcorders, editors, peripherals, techniques titling and more. V2062 $ 18.95 Desktop Video Vol. 2 More help on desktop video. Includes comparisons of tape formas, and information on the Video Toaster. LightWave 3D. Dpaint IV. DCTV, Virtual Reality, and more V2063 S18.95 The Amiga Primer Best Seller! The aii-time. Best seller for getting started with your Amiga, including setup, Workbench. Shell, Clt. Expansion and AmigaVisibn. A must for every Amiga owner. 90 mm V2061 $ 14.95 Magic of Music & MIDI New Edition! This brings you the most up-to-date information on using the Amiga as a music generator and MIDI device. Features Super Jam1, Bars & Pipes Pro. Dr Ts, Sorox. Deluxe Muse. Au- dioMaster. And more write they bsF V2072 $ 19.95 Hot Rod Your Amiga Will snow you how to add peripherals to youT A3000. Build a more powerful A2C00, and how to expand your A500 Features products from GVP. NewTek and Digital Creations Tips on accelerators, genlocks, audio and more V2058 $ 16.95 Amiga Graphics. 2nd Edition Learn the ethics of styfe and how to use the Amiga for graphics. 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Equipment for titling ar.d A 3 roll editing V4011 $ 29.95 Sony EVO-9700 Training Scries I & II Botn Ba S>C Training and Advanced Training V4G12 S49.95 Pro Video Gold Part One Everything you neeo to know about Pro Video Gold from Sherefl Systems For novice m ter mediate users. V250Q S32.95 Pro Video Gold Part Two v2ioi $ 32.95 VidcoMaker. The Video Series V2055 S16.95 Ikulct Ir.qiiirify uXHi S 2 01 f.if P.M. viJcn> cull tVcnJv Buigcy S itkn (011H t-h~ Wd 1M Pnto MlbtfM to thirtcr PriCn cffcctiic .Min 1 1991 Lightwave 3D Flying Logos Hwwit h«Imh1 Step by-step instructors on converting printed logos into 3D objects to create dazzling animations. Simulate high- ere "Pamt Box" moving text and graphics Step-by-step instructions on Pixel 3D Professional. Available May?-- we’li be tne first to have in stock1 V4024 $ 36.95 LightWave 3D Essentials 3D an maton m L ght- Wave's Layout and Penderer is made easy ‘rom loading objects to creating keyframes, from adding backgrounds and lighting effects -¦ all the way to finished animation V2097 $ 36.95 LightWave 3D Surfaces G ve your 3D objects tex-'tt tyre and realism with special techniques used by Light- Wave artists. Texture mapping, applying images, lighting techniques.bump mapping, and more. V2098 S36.95 DevWare Video now makes your shopping for instructional products easier than ever before. We offer the largest selection of videos and books...see for yourself! LightWave 3D Modeler Learn how easy 3D mod elmgcanbe1 Create bas e objects, changing their shapes ana defining surfaces, and simple techniques for creating complex 3D objects. V2099 S36.95 SPECIAL! - Order any 3 videos and receive "Animation Volume II" absolutely free! (Bundles count as 1 video towards otter) Professional Techniques Get more from Toaster- Paint and ToasterCG with demonstrations of special techniques to create orofessional network quality graphics.59 minutes V2071 S35.95 Video Toaster Essentials The first of 4 videos leads you through a step-by-step guide to the Video Toaster's switcher and special effects 83 min, V2052 $ 36.95 ToasterPalnt Essentials Discover the full potential of ToasterPaint, Tns video w.il take you through each powerful function step by step 62 min V2069 $ 36.95 ToasterCG Essentials a step by- step guide to the Toaster's character generator Complete with demonstrations of special techniques.59 mm. V2070 $ 36.95 "Lightwave 3D" Bundle. 4 Videos V4Q25 $ 129.95 The Toaster 2.0 Essentials Bundle Alt 4 videos Sal£l V2081 $ 129.95 All 8 above Toaster Videos V4026 $ 234.95 Audio Production for the Video Toaster From Atomic Toaster--learn how to use your Video Toaster to produce broadcastable mutti-track. Digital audio and CD-quality music. Includes use of Sunrtze Studio 16 with AD 1012 and AD516, Super Jam1. Bars and Pipes Pro 2.0, Tnpie Play Plus. Sync Pro, Dr Ts Phantom, MIDI devices, and more V4008 $ 34.95 Taming the Wave: Exploring Newtek’s LightWave 3D This s an excellent opportunity to see an experts actual work rg methods." - David Duberman. Editor, video Toaster User Magazine Take advantage ol Lightwaves full potential with the most complete LghtWave 3D Train ng System you'll find anywhere Ths solution features 3 hours of D-2 mastered video on two tapes with detafed explanations on every major LightWave option and hundreds of stunning animations written and d rected by David Hopkins, a national LightWave columnist and Amiga industry veteran. Also included are two disks fined with 2 exclusive typestyles from Umli Graphics, 4 great textures from JEK Graphics' Pro Fills series, a 3-D scanned Chevy Camaro. 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514. 95 $ 26.95 $ 109 95 Special Edition Toolchest Re-mtroouced ana available at a fantastic price-another product available exclusively from DevWare1 Graphics Workshop has a huge toolbox, graphics effects, page flipping and moviepath animation. AmigaWorld called it ' Best new graphics program...A technical tour de force The color-area. Color mixing, and cell animation features are s>mpiy amazing' Amazing Computing said "...Electronic Ads should study it carefully..." Features Include: a 10-brush library, gray scaling, line ad generation, true anti-aliasing, true polygon generation (3-22 sides), rays, four-point curves, brush masking, color replacing, rub-thru drawing, pattern library with pattern draw, automatic, normal and nalf-brite shadows, gradient fill, wrapping, variable speed air brush, two types of stenciling, 3-D perspective, and much more1 Originally available from Hoiosoft Technologies Compatible with ail Amigas and all versions ol AmigaDOS T4007. AM About America T2Q41 S16.95 Ages 6 ID 1V Each of these 16 stones will give your students an introduction lo American History, Stones are followed by reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. The map disk includes maps of me 13 colonies, the U. S. before the Civil War. The SO States and geography quizzes Land of the Unicom. T2042 $ 16.95 Builds important vocabulary ana logic skills through the use of interesting and exciting language ads activities including Synonym Review & Quizzes and Antonym Review 8 Quizzes 4 disks a great value'" Adventures of Sinbad T2043 $ 14.95 Ages 9 to 14 The adventures with Sinbad will capture your student's interests and imaginations while building crit cal reading and vocabulary skills Aesops Fables T2044 $ 14.95 Ages 6 to 9 Each of these 12 charming faoles comes witn games which will help build reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Decimal Dungeon T2045 $ 14.95 Ages 9* Trapped by the Dungeon Master, the only way to escape is to answer the math problems correctly. Fraction Action T2CM6 $ 14.95 Ages 8» Multi-screen arcade action and sound educational content in the basement ot the Mad Professor's Mansion Kinderame T2047 $ 14.95 Preschool to First 5 different learning activities Robot Story. Count the Robots. Robot Match Letter. Robot Addition and Robot Construction. Magical Myths T2055 S14.95 Ages 9 to 14. Journey mto the world of Greek Mythology while building important reading comprehension and language art skills Math Wizard T2048 $ 14.95 Grades t to 6 Build essential arithmetic skills and a foundation lor more advanced mathematical concepts with W zard S Flash. Elf's Equations. Dragon Race and Troll's Toy Shop. Read-A-Rama T2049 $ 14.95 Grades K to 3. Animated Circus setting hetps build important reading, word recognition, spelling and concentration skills. Read 4 Rhyme T2Q50 $ 14.95 Ages 5 to 8 Boost alphabetizing, rhyming, vocabulary and phonetic skills as the students interact with space creatures. Talcs from (he Arabian Nights T2051 $ 14.95 Ages 9 to 14 These 3 captivating tales will enterian and enhance your children's reading comprehension, creative writing, and language arts skills. The Logic Master T2052 $ 14.95 Ages 10-Adult. Will nelp develop critical, high-level thinking skills througn the introduction of a broad variety ot analogy and number series activities Wonders of the Animal Kingdom T2053 $ 14.95 Ages 6 to 12 Six outstanding learning activities Ail About Animals Animal Spells. Animalgrams Who Am I?. What's Different, and Animal Memory Game Word Master Vocabulary Builder T2054 $ 14.95 Ages 8 to T4 Captivate your students and build essential word power skills with Vocabulary Test. Master's Review. Vocabulary Challenge and Master's Maze Get any 3 Unicorn Titles and SAVE! T2055 $ 39.95 Get Any 5 Unicorn Titles and SAVE! T2059 $ 64.95 From DevWare ToolChest, DevWare Public Domain and DevWare Video: Write your name, shipping address, daytime tele- phone and, if paying by credii card, ihe card's billing address. Then list the product codes of ihe terns you would like to order (i.e. V2CM0. T2038. A B13A&B) and the price of each item. Enclose a check money order or credit card number 8 expiration date & mail lo: DevWare • 12520 Ktrkham Court, Suite1-AW40 • Poway, CA 92064. For orders containing public domain only add S3.50. Canada: also add $ .25 disk, Foreign: also add S 50 disk lor aif-mail. For all other orders:
U. S.A.: add $ 5. Plus 51 lor each add'l unit shipped. Canada: add $ 7. Plus 51 for each add'l umt-call for book shipping. Foreign: Call for shipping info. All payments in U.S. funds onbl A minimum of 520.00 required on all credit card orders. DBFoRM 2.0 Only S29.95 A complete term design and invoicing system for business or home use This remarkable program features powerful layout tools that are completely integrated with the built-in database capabilities yielding a completely configurable lorm creationhnvoicmg'database management solution. Drawing features include selectable corner types, line weights, patterns and auto grid creation Imports IFF files. Text and Data features: specify a box's lont and po nt size, use Bod, Italic and Underlined, align to lelt. Right or center, link text boxes so that text flows from one Pox lo another, imports ASCII text files. Daia fields' fill order is user speci Med Printing features: print m text only mode lor speed and qualrly. 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Picture, IFF sound and a separate text file can be keyed to any question. When picture or sound is keyed to a question, appropriate button tights up alerting user. Test Mode and Tutorial Mode. Score: number ol questions missed and correct is tallied and displayed on the screen each time a question is answered Will give customized sound feedback indicating a correct or wrong choice Easy-to-use test maker is a separate program from the testing software. Several sampfe tests included Easy- to-use mouse interlace Supports atl current AmigaDOS versions, Megatest is already being used lor studying for college exams, making tests to teach music to children in the home, using it as a test to identify bird calls, and more An incredible value! T4004 World Tour USA T4008 $ 16. 95 World Tour Canada T4009 $ 16. 95 World Tour Central America T401G S1 6. .95 World Tour South America T4Q11 S1 6. 95 World Tour Australia T4012 $ 16, .95 World Tour Africa T4013 $ 16. ,95 World Tour Europe T-IQ1 ¦! S 1 6, 95 World Tour Middle East T4015 S1 6, 95 World Tour India T4016 $ 16, 95 World Tour Russia West. Asia New1 T4017 S 1 6, 95 Gel any 3 World Tours T4018 S44. .95 Get any 5 World Tours T4019 S69. .95 Get all 10 World Tours T402G $ 129 .95 Spell-a-Fari T4021 $ 14, .95 Software DevWare has cone it again' We are passing on our savings of these quality programs to you most with original prices o! $ 39.95' World Tour Series - Take a tr p this summer and explore the world-right from your home. Complete tutorials provide information on cap-to s. currercy, government. Languages, religions, flags, anq much more Features include fully colored maps which show average rainfall, population, topography and other facts timed quizzes; Digitized sounds and music; high quality grapn-cs and animations prints awa'O certificates, word searcn puzzes, quizzes; and more For ages 9 to adult. Designasaurus $ 14.95!! Three programs in one! Re-released from Compton’s New Media. Walk-A-Dinosaur - you can walk either a Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus or Tyrannasaurus Rex through three ages. Build-A- Dinosaur by combining a head, neck, tail and body from several different real dinosaurs. Prmt-A- Dinosaur - you can print out 12 dinosaurs in their natural habitat along wilh descriptions. Using Dpaint, you can also color your lavorite dinosaur and prinl it out. Original price $ 49.95 T4005 This hypertext-like TEST and TUTORIAL AUTHORING PROGRAM is extremely versatile and can create test designs mat integrate sounds, pictures and text mto any question Multiple choice tests can be quickly created witn up to live possible answers. Features MegaTest $ 29.95 Available exclusively from DevWare Designing Minds Educational OctaMED Professional, Version 4 $ 39.95! Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide! Available in the U. S. for the first time - exclusively from DevWare! OctaMED Pro is the definitive budget sequencing package. Discover what thousands of Europeans already know and love. Compose professional sounding music at a fraction of the price of its higher-priced competitors. CU Amiga Magazine says OctaMED Pro "has more, better implemented, features than anything else on the market." T4001 An amazingly powerful program at an unbeatable price. OctaMED Pro features:
• a channels of audio using the Amiga's own built-in audio hardware
• Utilizes 16 channels using any MIDI package lor the Amiga.
• Includes it's own powerful sampling software to create your own instruments!
• Has standard music notation display mode! Compose & editing using tracker or stave formats
• Print Option - will print out all blocks in a song, complete with play list.insirument names, and tempo information, Makes music reading and learning theory easy! Mozart's Music Master has scored rave reviews from music major graduate students. With this new program you can:
• Learn music note reading (note recognition) in four clefs (Treble, Alto. Tenor and Bass). A timer with three settings can be used to limn time for note identification. Right and wrong answers can be tallied and displayed,
• Learn interval shape recognition. This also can be timed and scored activity.
• Learn interval ear training
• Learn to identify scales using a graphic representation.
• Includes bonus feature! Music Tutor allows you to access music terms and identify symbols using its music terms database Add your own terms to the data base with built-in text processor. Mozart's Music Master with Music Tutor is easy to use and works with all current Amigas and versions of AmigaDGS. Product code: T4006 The Disk Magazine for anyone who has an Amiga and likes musicI Whether you're into composing, collecting, studying, or simply enjoying music, then AM.FM has lots to offer. If you want to learn more about using the Amiga as a music computer, then AM FM is for you. Each disk con- tains news, reviews, previews, hints & tips, tutorials, new sounds for popular synthesizers, lots of great Amiga music, and the latest sound and music utilities' Each issue contains 2-5 Amiga songs. 2-5 MIDI songs and 4- 8 Sound Music Utility programs! The AM FM Sample disks are chocked full of superb qualify samples from the latest and best in synthesizers, drum machines, etc. Call or write for a complete catalog of the AM FM series Pricing: AM series disks: S.9.95 each. Special offer: Buy 4 and get the T tree! Buy 7 and get 2 free!! SM series disks: $ 7.95 each. Student Edition Highlights:
• with tnis vers on you can run TrueBASiC programs ot any size
• Modem structured tormat allows you to combine smaller program sections into larger, sophisticated programs ‘ Superb built-in graphics and color capabilities...handles sound and music effortlessly
* Advanced program editor enables you tc quickly compose or modify programs. ¦ Bus It-in math functions, debugging facilities, and on-line help files!
* Spec a I Amiga font and IFF graphics handling features TrueBASiC programs are portable to DOS, Macintosh and most UNIX workstations, now you can use the same pro gram code across all platforms for the powerlul portability that every programmer dreams about1 Get special pricing on these other TrueBASiC math programs! The. DevWare ToolCbps?, a quality line- of tow-cost software, presents pcwertccts for your Amiga. 3y purchasing, software you receive- unmatched versai iny usabfeiy. And best of a«. You support trie spender,fArr-soa Osvetepe-.’ 'RK‘ anthology are registered. Fo'Sy-functiona: versons cf the cream of The crap m shareware titles Amiga mus'Caans i war-t to check qui bur brand-new AM FM ssries. They're packed with fantastic utilities! Now, many of our, have reduced packaging to lower the cost end pass Ihe savings on to you. Your wallet and our Rkl: MegeBnii - This disk contains tho tull-roloaso version of MegnSall, complete with 1h« level editor to create your own challenging worlds to conquer. This game Is quite similar lo Arkanoid and allows two players with stereo sound and 5 soundtracks’ $ 14.95. RK2. Machlll This remarkable utility will allow you to record any mouse click or keypress and play it back as a macro at any time, inside any program. Also provides memory Infoclock. Alarm, screen blanker, mouse accelerator, mouse-lo-menu and window cycling, $ 19.95. qKP: 3D Oblectn an emaztng collection ot some ol the best 30 objecis we've ever seen In Imagine formal. Running man, spaceships, staircase, hoverboats A much more. Also texture maps |o wrap around soma ol tho objects... 1.5MB of data In all! $ 14.95 RK4: Mom-? Manager Fro This program will help you keep track of your llte! Complete address book, appointment scheduler, notepad, auto-dia=er (requires modem), area-code utility and complete inventory of all your possessions and credit cards. Extremely uselul. Requires 1 Meg. $ 14.95 ftKs: Dilution an Alien terrorists plants a Nuclear Time bomb and you are Ihe only chance ol saving the world! Outstanding graphics and sounds complete Ihe mood ol this futuristic race against lime and devastation! S14.95. The most recent release of TrueBASiC. The oowerfu! Programming language from Kemeny 8 Kurtz, the original creators of BASIC You will receive ihe Language, libraries for font supoort. DO fi'es. Script files, mere than 30 demo programs, and a 200- page manual, System requirements: Any Amiga with one Megabyte of memory Mozart's Music Master new! Only $ 29.95! The Music Corner Algebra I - Now Only! T1074 Calculus - Now Only! T1082 Trigonometry - Now Only! T1093 Probability Theory - Now Only! T2060 Get any 2 math programs T2036 Get all 8 Plus TrueBASiC 2.0 T2063 Graphics Workshop $ 34.95 MIGA ' USICIANS ' LOPPY MAGAZINE a HU S3.95 ea. 11-19 Disks Serving the Amiga comm in in since 1985 Public Domain Library 10 for 25 for 50 for 100 for S8.00
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536. 00 $ 67.00 See the DevWahe ToolChest to mail-in your order or Order Toll-Free (800) 879-0759! V011: Imagine Enhancer - T3D converts Imagine objects to OFF. NFF. VORT. Rayshade. MIF. DXF ar,d POV formers. VO10: Imagine Enhancer- Icoons and JSL supplement The object and scene editors. FD88: AmyBoulderdash - a clone of the original classic., extremely well done complete with level editor, 2 complete sets of levels and a Invel editor Requires Workbench 2* FD87: OXYD- A commercial quality game-similar to Marble Madness in nany ways, but allows two computers to link & play together see how many ol the 200 landscapes you can complete., so challenging a hint book is available lor this game I FDB6: Uchess: The strongest playing Chess program available for the Amiga period. Req. 68030,, Workbench2t-. 4MB RAM. Supports AGA WB129: Super Virus Killer ¦ From Sale Hex Int l. who catalogs and kills Amiga Viruses worldwide*-a complete virus system that knows all Amiga viruses, undated often Rea. WB 2, WB12B: ColorFonts - contains 12 color bitmap fonts lor use wiih Dpaint oi any software that supports ColorFonts, Perfect for tilling WB127; Blankets - Over 2C drtlerent screen Wankers Most run on Workbench 1 3*. A few require 2.0, WB126: EdPlayer - music MOD player that looks, acts and plays like your CD player., AnigaWorlds -SI MOD utility. Pius MOD songs. DD92: Developer Contains the official Commodore developers kds tor the AmigaGuide and Commodore Install Utilities a must have for all serious developers. DD91: ParBench - Allows you to easily connect network two Amigas CDTVs together and share storage devices. Req's WB2+ and custom cable (docs to make cable included-easy) DD90: Advanced Utilities - CnmpressDisk doubles '.he capacity of your naro-orive on ine fly with compression"! Also contains: disk optimizer, SCSI mount utility, Keymap editors, Enforcer. Urtdeleter & more. Most programs require 2.0-*- Fun Disks FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chock full of games inducing; Checkers. Clue. Gold A new slide the p sees puzzle. Jeopard An enhanced version of Risk. RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar • Best described as a cross between Combat Tanks and asteroids FD7: Pacman - This disk contains several pacman type games including: PacManfl’, MazeMan and Zomx, FD10: HackLiie - A dungeon adventure game. Ccns.cored a must-have classic. This is the 2nd reease c! This game Great graphic interface. Peay time several weeks! FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games - Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any computer Contains extensive HELP features. Also Tnirty- One.VidooPoker and more Fdt 2A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer It features mots© control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and grest gameplay. Counts as 2 d sks Req 1Mb and two doves (cr FD13: Board Games - contains Monopoly, Dominoes, Paranoids, and others. FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games ¦ DM maps, spells, item location, and hints and more, also on this d sk Hoaii - an arkanotd breakout type game. Trw - a Oix type done DOM: IBM Not one. Bui ' IBM emulators that will allow the runnmg e? MS-DOS software with Amrga programs!'! Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives into 720K tSM compatibfe drves Fdt 7: Educational Games "his d sk includes several games ter youngsters including geography, math, scenes and word games, also includes Wheel ot Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games - MechFo'ce, A game that simulates combat between Two or more giant robots Simple words can 1 begin to give you (he feel of piloting a 30 ¦ 40 toot fall, lire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim FD27: Arcade Games • Thiscisk is loaded with some great games Includes. Raceorama a g-eat raang car game with ten diffe-enl courses MmiBiast a helicopter gunsnip type clone. Shark in the same class as frogger. And Sbreakout the original breaxcut with more. FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a gooc ATC simulation. Black Jack Lab - a full featured set of card games. ChessTef - 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 intocom game;, and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game FD32; Flight Simulator An instrument Itight Simulate' for a DC 10 FD33: Arcade Games Fheddy a Mario Brothers type of game Gorbiis a targe! Practice game. PipeLme a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Trcn a light cycies version, and Wetrcds a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist FD35: Omega = v 1.3) - An outstanding dungeon and outdoors We have been The official Pub c Domain Library of ail the best Am ga magazines. Find out why these magazines choose us! The first two letters on eacn disk indicate trie orientation of the disk: WB* genera! Interest - most p'cgrams can be 'un from the workbench FD» games and entertainment. VO“ are video related prcgrams utiiit es and DD« advanced- requires thorough knowledge ol AmigaDOS CLJ. Thanks to our extensive arsenai of anti virus software. ALL ol our software is guaranteed virus free! New Disks Best Seller! D079abcd: Amiga "C" Tutorial * This ts comprehensive C fanguage-Am&a orient tutorials available. Includes full working exampJes. Source cod© and an ncredibfe set of lessons, included aro fuil discussions and examples Amiga programming 4 disk set, counts as 3 FD39A&0: Star Trek, The Now Generation • This is a completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FD12. This one was created by the German author Tobias. Excellent!!! Counts as two disks, Requires 512k FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance, one and a hall years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine lactrcal game Commercial qualrty, highly recommended FD57: Arcade Games - Includes 2 truly commercial quality games. MegaBalf. An Arkanoid-rsh game, features 5 musical scores and addicting gameplay Gravity Attack is a psychedelic trip through several different worlds each different FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon III is an almost exact clone ol the commercial game of the same name., a great shootemup Crossword will take lists ol words 4 automatically gonerate word-search puzzfes for any Epson compatible printer FD60: Gama® • In Nebula, race ever a 3d world to destroy enemy installations tnterleron, a great Dr Mario clone Enigma; is it a game or puzzle’ FD61: Games - Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions Klrie an interesting piece ol eye cancy Extreme Violence. 2 P;ayer kill or oe killed game. YATC; A Tetris done with Artifical Intelligence Genesis; create realistic 30 fractal worlds. FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and we-tl done World War il gunner simulation Requires t megabyte ot memory FD64: Games - Wizzy s Quest a 'great’ 50 level game w th great graphics. Cudus * a 3 dimensional Tetris type game (roiaio and move in 3 dimensions) Husker Du - Co'ors and pattern rather than shape in this Teirrs-esque game. 5 screens and 3 levels of difficulty. Requires Fai Agnus (l Meg of Chip) FD67: Arcade - Includes Llamalron a well-done Robotron' done Hate is a ‘terrific' Zaxxon clone with multiple tevets worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling a 10! FD6B; MlndGames - Had enough o' shoot-em up games’ Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mind instead of your wrist FD73: Arcade Series ¦ Intruder Alert1 is a MULTI level "Berserk" done Features smooth gameplay. Great graphics & digitized sounc Vn FD74; Arcade Series • RingWar is an 'Outer Limits’ clone with vectohzeo graphics MoiherLode is a 'Loce Runner" cone with 50 levels' tn Blitz Tanks, they re com ng at you from all directions'1 Call in air strikes and use your heavy artillery to survive' FD75: Arcade Series ¦ Descender is a clone of the classic arcade game "Tempest': complete with vecionzod graphics Tan* is the classic battle ol frajadonas and inertia between two tanks incredibly well done' Search is a maze game unlike any other included is a level editor too (Tan* requires l meg chip memory*Fa: Agn-js) FD77: Arcade Series ¦ Gaiaga 92 is a done of Ihe arcade game with several gameplay enhancements--with smoooaih, sharp graphics, irs better than tne original' Pharaohs Curse is a c'ere of the original CS4 bass'C Diplomacy is a beautifully computerized version of the A valon Hi I board game-ccnquer or be ccnque’ed' The AmigaWorld "Best-Of" Set! FD35ABCD: AmlgsWorld's Best - Th«e four disks contain the honest p-d games of D21 Includes Mother Lode. Motla. Minefield, Pomg, intruder Alen. Deluxe PacMan. Rocky and Super Artillery (see Dec 92 AmlgaWodd) Four rfshser, counts as three FD81: SuperGames - Same of he best games-Donkey Kong is better than ihe original with an extra 'eve''. Frantic Freddie and TrgilBlazer are both fast-paced arcade games Mad Bomber is the classic game e! 'Kaboom' redone with an Amiga ft aro All of these games aro excellent' FD62: Intrepid - In the Arctic ico, you control a tank on a mission to rescue hostages m this superbly crafted Amiga original FD84; Games! Deluxe PacMan is better than the original - 20* mazes, special 'power ups" wtlh ousfandmg graphics ThrnkAmania is the classic game of concentration-with beautifully drawn Hines images Workbench Disks WB4:Tefecommunication - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs: Access i 42, Comm i 34 & Handshake 2.12a. See also WB102 A WB1T5 WB5: Fonts f»1- Several fonts (35j for the Amiga also includ eo are five PageStream loots,and ShcwFcnt ¦ a tont display program. WB6: Fonts 2 - ShowFont allows you lo quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font includes large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts) WB7: Clip Art - This disk is loaded wth b'ack and white d.p art. An includes, trees, watches, toots, US and State maps. WB105AB: Workbench 2+ Extras 2 This set contains the programs that should have been included with WB2+. These powerful utilities take full advantage of the many new capabilities that are available In Workbench 2*. Includes. Tool Manager • a wonderful utility lo add programs |o your TOOL menu. Virus Protection - Degrader, icon - Ennancea Workbench's "Show Aff* to display over 40 distinct icons for different types of Wes. Bitmap Fort! Editor, Screen Blanker® - ala fractals and spiiners and swarmirg beesl Requester Enhancers and CPUBlil. Two disk set. Counts OS two adventure game in a similar vem as hack, rouge, and mona This version rs considerably faster and better that ail previous versi on s P lay ti me weeks FD38: Games Cnbdage Master • A great enfcbage game and tutor, Spades - a well done card carre. ChineseCheckers - A computer versibn at this classic, Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set GUARANTEE - We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime. Complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. Order 15 disks and receive a complimentary copy of Anti-Virus (a S20 value) AND pick any 3 disks ol your choice! Special S3.45* ca. 20-29 Disks and more WB9; Icons Truly a multitude of various types ana kinds Also includes IconMiester. Icon Lab. And others great utilities to help generate icons WB10: Virus Killers The besl VtrusX(4 0j, Kv(2 1}. And ZeroVirus III Wbt2: Disk Utilities - This great d sk is loaded w th wonderful utilities tor everything including making d>sk labels, disk cataloging. Disk optimizing, disk and ti'e recovery archive and orga mzing. And all sorts of tile manipulation A must have! WB13AB: Printer Drivers and Generaior - over 70 different drivers |neluding HP LaserJet 3 & 4'). Also includes a printer- driver generator Two disk set counts as two WBT5; Business - This dsk contains a spreadsheet a database a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks) WbtS: Word Text Processors ¦ This disk contains Ihe best editors Includes.ToxiPlus (v2 2e) a full featured word processor. Drneivt 35) a great programmers edict with strong macro features.TexED(v2 Bi an enhanced tmacs type editor, and a spell checker WB22: Fonls 3 - Several more great lonts These, tike Ihe other font disks work great witn Dpaint and WYSIWYG wcrd processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting • Plot, a 3-D mathematical function plotier Can plot any user defined function, BozSurf2 - produce awesome pictures of objects one could turn on a lathe Can also map IFF imago tikrs onto any surface that it can draw Now compatiblo with most 3D packages, and Vscreen ¦ makes a virtual screen anywhere WB25:Educstion0l ¦ On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinales Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstom General Theory of Relativity WB27: Nagel - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures ol beautiful women WB29: Graphics and Sound ¦ This disk has several d'tforenl Mandelbrot typo programs producing stunning graphics Includes. MandofMountains ¦ a realistic terrain generator. Fracgon ¦ gonerate rocuisivo fractals from usor input. Mandelbrot and Tmandul - two fast mandelbrot generators, also Mostra - tho best IFF display program to date Sound - a great IFF sound player, will play anything WB33:Circuit Board Design - several ternlic routines lor the electronic enthusiast. Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool. LogicLab ¦ circuit logic tester, and Mead (1 26) a wefl done new release ol this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components lor insertion rn1o schematics. WB35: 3D Graphics - Tins disk contains 3Fon|& ¦ Full voctor font set lor use with 3d programs, FomMukor - make 3d fonts from any System font MakeSDShepo - create 3d shaper, from any image, DumptolFF - create 3d animations preserves pal let, Wcr)d3d ¦ a demo of a front end tor use with DKBRendor W036: Graphics - On this disk are several programs to creaie stunning graphical images including, Mpath • creates swirling galaxy images. Roses ¦ produce an unlimited number of variations ol images lhal a symmetrically similar to a rose. SimGon ¦ display those spectacular images as par! Of your workbench, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beauTilul 3d graphic models with this one! WB37: Educational - Educational games and puzzles lhal cover math, geography, spelling and books Ages B • 15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics Plotxy is a powerful full lea- tured plotting package Used by many colleges and universities Highly recommended Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured Tusselator - a program Ibai helps generates fantastic looking recursive M C Ecsher type pictures WB4V: Music • MED an incredibly well done, full leatured mus e editor. Create youf own stunning mu*c directly on your Iho Amiga. Similar to SoundTrackor but better Very powerful easy lo use program. Version 3 20- compatible with WB2. WB43: Business - This d'Sk contains ArutyhCalc - probably the most powetful sp-eaasheet program on the Amiga A lull featured spreadsheet with many features expected in a commercial package. Req i 2 MB Special Product! GT1: The A64 Package * A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compatible with Wbi 3 a 2,0 This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 64's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port ol your Amiga for toial emulation. Two disk set. Counts as two. Special price S49 95 - including hardware. WB46: Clip Art • H>ghRes Clip an with the lo Bowing motifs - embellishments 'borders, dodads ....). peoo'e. A transportation. WB47: Clip Art Hires dip art Motifs • hair, drafting, summer, animals and mactood WB48: Clip Art Hires Ctip art Motrts - Holidays music, medical. And misc WB5Q: Animation Seven o! The best euro sty I® animations Of 'Demos’, includ ng ¦ scientific 45), subway, Slntide thrstde- mo,!right, waves and wocw WB53: Graphics ¦ RayTracmg programs generate absolutely stunning realistic lookng ptanos. RocKets. Buildings ... and surreal images C-L»ght is the moss powerful EASY-TO-USE ot it's k.rxt we have seen to date This is easily belter, and more full featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds of dcitafs Also, sMovie - a full featured video le*l tiller Similar to Pro’ .doo. Broadcast Tiller Great video scrolling, wipes, special offsets and more WB54: Printing - Ths disk contains several routines To hetp with the chore ol prrnting Includes Gothic - Finally a Banner printer lor tno PD1 PrintStudio a we! Implemented all-purpose punier-utility with a very comtortable graphic interlace and many advanced features. Lila * with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and more WB55: Application • Xccpylll - a lull featured disk copier, make backups ot copy protected disks. RoadRoute - find the quickest route Horn one city to another, highway description included. Diary ¦ a oiaiy program Ike "Dougy Houser M 0", Cai
- n calendar program Magma-i - a database isilorod tor articles and publications WB57: Animation This disk has several "Demo" stylo am mations, including, Bitter. Lolly, Sun5, vertigo, vortex, ana xenomorph WB62: Midi Utilities Several useful midi utilities including, programs lo transfer lo and Irom several music programs to midi, a midt sysex handier, a midi recorder with limebase. Display midi into, file sequence player, and a few scores. WB63: Disk Utilities 3 Several highly recommended programs to aid in romovng duplicate tiles Irom ycur hard drive, performing tile backups, Binary editing, last formatting, tile recovery, disk track recovery, and forced disk variation ol corrupt disks WB66: Icon* 2 Lots ot neat icons Also, several wonderful programs that lo lei you create your own icons, modily and manipulate icons and inla structures WB69: Music • 90 minutes of classical and modem electronic music for you Amiga. WB75: Music ¦ over 100 insirumenis files (insl) and sample WB102: Telecommunications ¦ Contains the programs Ncomm 2 0 and VT100-29B Zmodem protocols. XPR protocol support, lull VtlOO emulation. Ncomm's script language is so powertul it can create a full-featured BBS system. WB106: Home Manage! - This is a great all-in-one address book with an autodiafer.no'epad to-do list'appointment scheduler home inventory database and phone number dialer, WbtOfl: OctaMED ¦ This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities from 4 channels to an oar-popping a channels' AH the renound editing capabilities ol MED plus 4 moro channels’ If you thought your Amiga sounded good before., you aim heard nuthm yet' WB109: VerseWlso - Display, search ana print Tne New Testament. WB113: Sid II - Why pay 40 bucks for a directory utility, when this one will do rt all plus much more! A truly protessional-cal- rber orogram Sid 1 was our best, now completely rewritten. Sri 2 will astound you Wbi 14: Fonts *4 - Contains 36 bitmap system fonts. WB115: Telecommunication - If you have AmrgaDOS 2.04* and a modem, then this 15 THE program tor you Term totally conforms to the User Interface Style Guido lor 2 04, has an Arexx port, and supports all popular tile-transfer protocots throLgh XPR libraries We wish all programs were this good Wbi 16: Databases ¦ This is what you've been waiting for1 Contains 5 uniquely specialized database programs for tracking Videotapes, CD s. Magazine Articles, Comic Books and Tradng Cards' WB120: Grinder - a complete graphics conversion package lhal supports GIF's, Jpeg. Neochrcmo. Degas, PCX. Targa TIFF HAM E and IFF format pictures An invaluable tool for all Oesktopvidoographars and desktop puDtiihers 118: Amiga Beginner You asked for id A complete I for the bogmner on using the Amiga Starts you off at the power-sw teh anc takes you through to tne CllrShoti and an points >n between Beaus’ Also included are 16 cotcr icons to replace every icon m yojr 20+ Workbench. WB121: ProPage3 Enhancer - This disk contains over 40 "Gerxes' tor use with ProPage 3 0. Inducting useful ones i ke Make Pie Chart and Resize Tert to fit Box to name a tew Also includes structured & bitmap cl part for unique borders . A must have tor ail Ppage 3 users WB122: System Optimizer - Kcommod ty enhances your system, gives memory meters mouse keyboard enhancements, onl ne timers plus many ctners too numerous to l»st‘ Reorg wril optimize hard and floopy-disks tar a big speed increase. HDMem will at taw you So use up to 2 megs of hard- drrve space for Virtual memory' (Req 68320* w MMU) Alt programs require 2 0- WB123AB: Flags ol the World - same as WB124. But for Workbench 1,3 Req 1MB 2 disk set. Counts as two V B124; Regs of the World - Two modes dick and team or a game to tost your knowledge Great graohics -tantastic learning tool Has current Russia 5 Yugoslavia republics Rog Workbench 2 0* A 1MB RAM sound files (ss) WB79: Home & Business Accounting - Includes Ckbacct • the most complete checkbook accounting program going. LCCCalc * this well done calculator has a very targe display and operates trom the keyboard or mouse Mileage master - monitor your auiomcbile mileage with this mrfenge tog. Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldtime - find out what tsme it is m up to 50 global oties WB119ABCDE. Font Set Tna cMKttsn coma ms over 100 typefaces for use wiLh Professional Page-PageSehef 3. Cr PageStraam 2 1 * These fonts v. i output to any laser printer or dot-matrix punter with no jaggies, ‘hanks to outline tome. Very pro-looking 5 disk se., covers as ¦* WB8t: Great Applications ¦ Data Easy a very easy to use. Database program Don l fel the ease ot use fool you. This is a very full featured database p'og'am including full primer control lor address labels and mail marge appiicat ens Also includes. TypoTut a good typing tutor. RLC a lull featured label printer. Banner, a multi-tonl banner maker, and Budget a home accounting in a program. Highly recommenced. WB82: Animations ¦ Four foil length, well done "movie’ style animations Including, Coyote, Jugglerll. GhostPool. 4 Mechani* 2 disks, counts as t. Y B93: Workbench 1.3 Extras 2 Contarns the utilities that Commodore should have shipped wrth the Amiga, VitusX4 0. Snao, FixDisk (recover corrupt deleted fifes), Disk Optimizer (tioppy A hard). Machlff (screen Wanker, hotxey, mouse accel, macro, clock utility). GQMF (a gurubuster)and PrintStudio WB95; Checkbook Accountant 2.1 - Definitely commercial grade; we've seen many checkbook programs and this is the best Full budgeting transaction recording A report generatcn WB96: Dupers - Contains Xcopylll 4 Nib which wiil tackup copj-protected programs Free Copy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDOS copies WB99; Lifestyles includes Agone family tree program that Tracks up lo 600 people marriages etc Landscape is a CAO program to create gardens landscapos Loom simulates an 8 harness loom; experiment with patlern dosign with instant feedback DD54: Compression ¦ Ths disk rs loaded wrth ail of the best file compression programs and a ds for the Amiga Many a! The programs can be used by the new user, includes Arc. Lharc. Lhwa-p Pkax, PoweraackGr a must have by all. Zip. Warp, and Zoo DD71AB: C Compiler This disk contains DICE. Matthew Dillon s full featured, powerful C compiler & environment. 2 disks, counts as 2 DD66: The Programmer - Incudes GadToois and REQTools which wilt allow you to create your user interlaces and then the program will automatically generate "C" source code or Assembly-axJe Requires, and writes code for Am=gaDOS2+ ODB9: Uedit ¦ Probably the most powerin' text editor ever written for the Amiga Previously commercial, now public doman Req 1 mb Memorex blank disks-31-" DSDD Canada Mexico arid S.I5 ci. Other foreign ttikl $ .50ca. (.80 cenrs ca) (.77 cents ea) (.72 cents ea) (.67 cents ea) Video Disks Dev Disks VOS: Modeling This demo Vertex, allows you to create 3 0 objects without using the abstract X. Y and Z views Loads Sculpt-3D 4Q. Turbo Silver Imagine, Lightwave. GEC and Wavefront formats MagicTween will metamorphasize any two pics and animate the "in-between" frames. VOS: 3D Objects - Contains 20 objects all in Imagine format Induces a complete Amiga 3000, space station and much more! V08 CompuGraphic Fonts- Contains 2 Ciipari-style tents and 4 actual typefaces for use with WB2* and its Fountain utility Great for Oesktop publishing or tilling : '
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Hi is is a free sendee to all Amiga and IBM software developers. Out of the 172 letters that I sent to Amiga developers, only four companies responded with software demos. I have never had any problem getting software for the IBM users. It is not fair to the Amiga users. I even had one Amiga company tell me that it would be glad to send me a demo if 1 sent $ 10. I asked this company’s representative if he ever got charged for looking at a stereo or a new car and he hung up on me. Ron Wells International Data Exchange Fish Lovers Unite! 1 recently found out that Fred Fish might slop making his Fish disks because of lack of subscribers. All of us have, or at least have access to, this library, but how many of us received it from the big man himself? This man has done a lot for all of us; not many libraries have more than 800 disks with the latest versions of PD and shareware. We all need to poo! Our resources and show this man how much he means to us. 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Not knowing any better, I bought a collection of 120 PS Type 1 typefaces from C.asadv & Greene. Not all of the I asked this company’s representative if he ever got charged fo r looking at a stereo or a new car and he hung up on me. Louts came with the AFM files that Gold Disk's Font Manager needs for conversion but, no problem, 1 loaded those into Ahsvs’s Fontographer and regenerated the AFM files. Mac PS printer fonts are located on the resource fork of the file in MacBinary, while the AFM files are in ASCII on die data fork of their file. ReadvSoffs j AM ax II includes a very- good utility that will send these into Amiga format with no problem. Altsys’s Metamorphosis Pro will convert IBM PostScript and TrueType fonts into Mac format (and vice versa), and Type 3 fonts into Type I, which is compatible with the Amiga. .All the Amiga user needs to use Mac fonts is a Mac-to-Amiga conversion program. Dave Jackson Weatherford College TV Tie-In To many Amiga enthusiasts, Commodore’s advertising (or lack of it) is extremely frustrating. Certainly, independent magazines, like yours, do what they can. 1 think you could get more people to at least pick up your magazine at the newsstand and hopefully buy it if you made some mention of the Amiga’s use in TV production. Most of my friends are not interested in image processing or video effects, but mention the fact that shows like Deep Spare 9 are using the Amiga extensively, and all of a sudden they start asking questions. Paul Cintino Gulph Mills, PA AGA Deadlock By fielding AGA without retargeting capability, CBM has excluded the majority of its customers from the mainstream without an upgrade path. So who would purchase an AGA video card? Probably most owners of A500Os ancl accelerated A2000s (not to mention a good number of those adventurous owners of accelerated A500s). If the majority of the installed consumer base could access AGA with retarget- able software and a video card, there would also be little risk to software developers. Some of the PC-only developers might even consider a three million plus, and growing, market worthy of consideration. John C. Com erf or d Woodland Hills, CA Got something to say? We'll listen. Write to The List Word, c o AmigaWorld, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ 104 July 1993 o DIRECT TO YOU AT NO COST OR OBLIGATION Name. Phone( ) Address. City_ Zip
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