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the Amiga community. Is this fair? Of course not. But fair or not, it is something that \liScorp must weigh whenever they arc making decisions that will effect this market. VJScorp executives have stated they will not or cannot make various statements before the sale is completed. They have also said they do not want to speak too early and discuss projects until they arc near completion or completed. All of this means that VlScorp is attempting to protect the Amiga market from speculation and unrealizable expectations. However, since the Amiga market heard the same explanations from Escom, they arc less inclined to accept this. With Pentium prices dropping, Apple Computer lowering Mac prices, and Be Box courting the Amigo consumer directly, VlScorp cannot take the Amiga user for granted. They will need to do everything they can to convince the Amiga community that they are committed to this market. In the same regard, Amiga users must be patient a while longer. Unfortunately, delays do occur and companies do change their plans as problems arise. Both VIScorp and Amiga users will need to trust each other. It will not be easy, but it is the only wily the Amiga will truly succeed.

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Sur-Tech Santa Clara, CA 408-496-6664 Megagem Santa Maria, CA 805-349-1104 Anti Gravity Products Santa Monica. CA 310-393-9747 Amiga Exchange Torrance, CA 310-534-3187 Compuhelp Computers Van Nuys, CA 818-901 -0280 The Computer Room Aurora, CO 303-696-8973 Davis Audio-Visual, Inc. Denver, CO 303-455-1122 Softown, Inc, Danbury, CT 203-797-8080 Computer Source Fairfield. CT 203-336-3100 Derrick Electronics Hamden, CT 203-248-7227 Videoiogy Newlown, CT 203-270-9000 Infotronics Woodbury, CT 203-263-5350 DeVine Computer Sales Newark, DE 302-738-9046 Encore Computer Corporation Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Boise. ID 208-322-3091 Blackrock Computers Plus Pocatello, ID 208-232-0012 Digital World Addison. IL 708-543-9000 Trend Port U.S. Algonquin, IL 708-854-9671 MicroTech Solutions AuroraJL 708-851-3033 Micro-PACE, Inc. Champaign, IL 217-356-1884 Select Solutions Champaign, IL 800-322-1261 Ring Video Systems Riverside, IL 708-442-0009 Keyboard Studio Ufbana, IL 217-328-3975 Digital Arts Bloomington, IN 812-330-0124
R. C. Instruments Cicero, IN 317-984-9400 CPU Inc. Indianapolis,
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Mission Electronics, inc. Lenexa, KS 913-894-8480 Video Lab
Shawnee, KS 913-631-0045 Smith Audio Visual, Inc. Topeka, KS
913-235-3481 Expert Services Florence, KY 606-371-9690' Icon
Computers & Software Bridgewater, MA 508-697-6060 Crimson Tech
Cambridge, MA 617-868-5150 The Camera Company Norwood, MA
617-769-7810 Kipp Visual Systems Baltimore, MD 410-732-5870'
Kipp Visual Systems Gaithersburg, MD 301-670-7906' EMH Systems
Auburn, ME 207-784-2048 Amiga Crossing Cumberland, ME
207-829-3959 Thalner Electronic Labs Ann Arbor, Ml
313-761-4506 Computer Link, Inc. Garden City, MI 313-522-6005
Slipped Disk Madison Heights, Ml 810-546-3475 Spectrum
Computer Product Prudenvllle, Ml 517-366-8569 Alpha Video
Edina, MN 800-388-0008 A V Solutions St. Paul, MN 612-698-1175
Raymond Commodore Amiga St. Paul, MN 612-642-9890 Valiant,
Inc. Stillwater, MN 612-439-6743 Data Grafix Springfield, MO
417-882-1899 VIP Systems, Inc. Chapel Hill, NC 919-968-9477
Magic Page Products Winston-Salem, NC 910-785-3695 Amicom
Computer Technology Omaha, NE 402-556-6160 System Eyes
Computer Store Merrimack, NH 603-424-1188 Sir Render A V Mays
Landing, NJ 609-625-0472 KBI Systems Mountainside, NJ
908-654-3600 Integrated Teknologies, Inc. Roselle, NJ
908-245-1313 Amiga Lynx Network Co.
Saddle Brook. NJ 201-368-0153 Electro-Tech Las Vegas, NV 702-435-3201 Mystical Rose Software & System Buffalo, NY 716-893-3632 The Microworks Buffalo, NY 716-873-1856 Mr, Hardware Central Islip, NY 516-234-8110 Microbyte Computers & Video Churchville, NY 716-293-3365 Area 52, Inc. Coram. NY 516-476-1615 AMIGA Business Computers East Northport, NY 516-757-7334 Better Concepts, Inc. Garnerville, NY 914-786-1711 Armato’s Pro Video Glendale, NY 718-628-6800 Revels-Bey Music Hempstead, NY 516-565-9404 One Man and a Dream Productions Jamaica, NY 917-427-8722 CTL Electronics New York, NY 212-233-0754
Tri-State Camera, Inc. New York, NY 212-633-2290 Seismic Business Systems Poughkeepsie, NY 914-462-4518
T. J.’s Unlimited Rochester, NY 716-225-5810 Copperhead
Technologies Schenectady. NY 518-346-3894 Tronix Micro Systems
Sloan, NY 716-668-8176 Paxtron Corporation Spring Valley, NY
914-578-6522 Software Link, Inc. White Plains, NY 914-683-2512
Bartha Visual, Inc. Columbus, OH 614-291-4585 Compuquick Media
Center Columbus, OH 614-235-1180 Neather Realm Software
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 216-928-1738 Weingarten Gallery Dayton, OH
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Industrial Video, Inc. Lorain. OH 216-233-4000 Penguin Music
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503-649-0709 Clackamas Computers Clackamas, OR 503-650-0379
Magic Box, Inc. Corvallis, OR 541-752-5654 The User's Corner
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Whitlock Group, The Richmond, VA 804-273-9100 Spectral
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Images in Motion, Inc. Waukesha. Wl 414-798-9400 Safe Harbor
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Wl 414-778-0944 Computer 8 Supply Co., Inc, Charleston, WV
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Fredericton, NB 506-458-8858 Young Monkey Studio Fredericton, NB 506-459-7088 Animax Multimedia, Inc. Dartmouth, NS 902-468-2629 Simply Software Greenwood, NS 902-765-2534 Atlantis Kobetek, Inc. Halifax. NS 902-422-6556 Legendary Design Technologies Brantford, ON 519-753-6120 The Game Guru Chatham, ON 519-354-7882 The Computer & You Etobicoke, ON 416-231-0205 Forest Diskasaurus Forest, ON 519-786-2454 Visual Vision Georgetown, ON 905-873-4959 Videomation Media Corp. Gloucester, ON 613-567-1974
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Kingston, ON 613-384-3876 Zen Computing Leamington. ON 519-322-5893
D. F. Technologies London. ON 519-439-3181 Media Innovations
London, ON 519-434-3210 Cancom Audio Visual Inc. Markham, ON
905-470-0466 Computer Express. Inc, Mississauga. ON
905-672-5595 Amazing Software & Accessories Mitchell. ON
519-393-6270 Amiga North North Bay, ON 705-495-3605 APIX
Systems North York, ON 416-750-9909 National Amiga Canada
Oakville, ON 905-845-1949 Sascom Marketing Group, Inc.
Oakville, ON 905-469-8080 Media Direct Orillia, ON
705-327-7583 CineReal Pro Video Ottawa. ON 613-798-8150 Valley
Soft Pembroke, ON 613-732-7700 Atlas Computers & Consulting
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ON 705-524-5826 Electronics 2000 Thunder Bay, ON 807-577-1759
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Communications Toronto, ON 416-785-3553 Videolink, Canada
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For information on becoming a dealer of the Amiga, please contact the following distributors: Micro-Pace Champaign, IL 217 356 1884 Software Hut Philadelphia, PA 610-586-5704 Creative Equipment Miami, FL 305-266-2800 9 New Products & Other neat stuff Amiga Convention '96 Montreal Canada was home to the Amiga once again as Dealers and Developers met with hundreds of Amiga users. Page 12 New Game collections, printing solutions, Amiga software repair, backup software, designer software, and more.
12 The Gothic Church: Part 1 A Tutorial in Aladdin 4D by Charles F. Cavanaugh Tired of the prominence of futuristic themes in 3D design, then take a look at this first part in a series of tutorials explaining the process of modeling in a 3D setting that evokes the past.
18 FinalWriter 5 Amiga Mall Page 22 by R. Shamtus Morlier Each release of FinalWriter has added new tools and techniques to its abundant reservoir of options, and release 5 is a very major upgrade that adds a whole list of enhancements.
27 On Line by Rob Hays Join Team Amiga, fix old games to play again on your upgraded Amiga, find old friends or classmates, and more.
30 This Old Workbench, Episode 4: Just when you ASIMware has released PhotoCD Manager for the Amiga by R. Shamms Mortier See what our resident artist has to say about this and other applications to help Amiga work with Mac & Win resources. Page 48 thought it was safe!
By Dave Matthews Our intrepid adventurer has discovered even more ways to improve (or at least confuse) your WorkBench screen.
34 Web Typesetting, Part 7: Using Form Data by Rrnndy Finch Getting your data from your web site. Plus, a look at several reader's sites from the web.
DEPARTMENTS Editorial 4 FeedBack 6 Index of Advertisers 40 orial Coil Ghosts haunt Amiga’s New Owners VIScorp faces final delay Randy Finch Rob Hays John Steiner Dan Weiss Jason D'Aprile Last issue, we were extremely excited about the transfer of Amiga Technologies from Escom trustees to VIScorp. From the management of both VIScorp and Amiga Technologies, we were told that the final deal was done and the transfer of assets would occur within the next month.
However, as this issue goes to press, a much dreaded delay has occurred. Much to the disappointment of Amiga users, VIScorp requested clarification on issues at the last minute. VIScorp explained the difficulties in the following announcement which was released to their web site.
30 More Days: VIScorp Announces Extension on Amiga Sale On August 20,1996, the trustee for the bankruptcy of ESCOM AG and AMIGA Technologies GmbH, Bernhard Hembach, extended the closing date for VIScorp's purchase of AMIGA for 30 days with the support of ESCOM creditors.
While the agreement is firm, one of the financial institutions supporting VIScorp in the transaction required more documentation to authorize their portion of the funding. Satisfied that VIScorp would meet these requirements, the dosing date was extended.
Tire closing will not be extended past this date.
Wedding Jitters On the surface, this seems a reasonable announcement. The VIScorp executives who I have talked with have stated there is nothing wrong. One of their investors felt they needed more information and could not agree to the purchase without the required documentation.
These same executives have stated there is nothing wrong with VIScorp's finances and the sale will go through as planned. We can only assume from these statements that VIScorp will replace the investor's portion of the sale with another source if the original investor, after seeing the added documentation, declines to agree with funding their portion of the sale. But tiiis is the problem, we must assume and the Amiga market is not 100% in favor of assuming anything.
Twice Burned and more The Amiga community has been faced with many delays over tire last few years.
The case could be made that the Amiga community has been constantly waiting.
They wailed for the original A100Q. They waited months after the announcement of the A500 and A2000 before the machines appeared on the dealers' shelves. They waited for the Video Toaster, the Video Flyer, the A1200, and CD32 (technically, we are still waiting for that one). The problem is not that the Amiga community is impatient, it is that they have been patient so long.
When Escom purchased the Amiga (again after a very long wait), they promised great things. While Escom did restart production of the Amiga, many of their other promises fell short. Escom explained the market conditions changed and they were underfunded for these activities. But, for tire Amiga user, it was same-oh-same-oh.
VIScorp’s Burden While VIScorp is not responsible for the past problems of the Amiga, they carry the burden. Everything VIScorp does will not be weighed by the strength of VIScorp's abilities, but by the past problems of the Amiga community. Is this fair? Of course not. But fair or not, it is something that VIScorp must weigh whenever they are making decisions that will effect this market.
VIScorp executives have stated they will not or cannot make various statements before the sale is completed. They have also said they do not want to speak too early and discuss projects until they are near completion or completed. All of this means that VTScorp is attempting to protect the Amiga market from speculation and unrealizable expectations. However, since tire Amiga market heard the same explanations from Escom, they are less inclined to accept this.
With Pentium prices dropping, Apple Computer lowering Mac prices, and BeBox courting the Amiga consumer directly, VIScorp cannot take the Amiga user for granted. They will need to do everything they can to convince the Amiga community that they are committed to this market.
Hr the sanre regard, Amiga users must be patient a while longer. Unfortunately, delays do occur and companies do change their plans as problems arise. Both VIScorp and Amiga users will need to trust each other. It will not be easy, but it is the only way the Amiga will truly succeed.
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A Question of Amiga Service Dear AC, I am submitting this endeavor for your consideration. It was conceived not from a desire to be published but from a desperation too compelling to be denied.
1 probably need not mention that this is the first such project that I have ever attempted.
Amiga or not Amiga, a question with which i hoped i would never be confronted. I bought one of the first Amiga 1000's after reading a glowing review of this exciting new entry into the personal computer market in Byte magazine. From the beginning, 1 had no misgivings; I found that Byte had not exaggerated the vast superiority of this new computer compared to the IBMish efforts. When the A2000 was announced, I did not hesitate to trade in my first Amiga and again I was not disappointed.
Now, after a dismal year or so, we are promised more laudable accomplishments from the heirs to the Amiga throne. 1 should be waiting excitedly for the first of these engineering blockbusters to materialize. But I'm not. There is a serious flaw in the Amiga environment.
Service, or actually, lack of service. My terminally ill Amiga rests next to the IBMish machine that 1 have borrowed, from a misguided friend, to write this.
After about two years and three repair facilities, I am faced with the prospect of having to abandon the computer that I have bragged about for years and replace it with a primitive architecture just because I am unable to find one repair facility in these United States that knows the Amiga well enough to repair whatever problems it may have and reputable enough to trust with my computer.
My problems began when, after forty-five minutes of flawless operation, my Video Director (Gold Disk) program announced that the LANC interface was not responding. I sent my S-VHS deck to a Sony repair facility and they gave it a clean bill of health. 1 sent the interface cable to Gold Disk (they were still in Canada) and they found nothing wrong with the cable but said that they would send me a new one anyway. I wonder whether they can explain why the new cable that they sent me bears the identical identification mark that 1 put on the original one. Having been one of the suckers who bought
Professional Page when Gold Disk claimed to have revised it to print dot matrix, what a mess that was, I shed no tears when Gold Disk defected to the great Blue yonder. But 1 digress.
I borrowed a friend's A500 and ran my Video Director program on it with no interface problem; proof that my A2000 was the culprit. In the pages of one of the Amiga specific magazines to which I subscribed, I found an Amiga repair facility in western Pennsylvania. After a phone call, I shipped my computer to them. Several weeks later, during which I was virtually unable to communicate with them by phone (after weeks during which there was no answer, I called the village police to determine that the company Still existed), my Amiga was finally returned to me. Would you believe there was no
change in the problem with the serial port (the Video Director interface is connected to the serial port)?
Another Amiga company assured me they would make my A2000 as good as new wi th an average two day turnaround. Off it went again. This company has an interesting automated phone system. You are instructed to press "4" to be connected to their service department. Pressing "4" connects you to an answering machine which acquaints you with the service department working schedule and suggests that you call during working hours. All this, of course, is smack in the middle of their workday according to the schedule that the answering machine has just announced. You need to talk to a human being so
you call back and use the magic number, press "1" for sales. In any company, someone will always answer on the sales line. The person in the sales department supposes that the technicians must all be out on house calls. House calls? I am convinced that at least 97% of all Amiga production must have been sold in that one community because I was given that same explanation every time I called over a period of weeks.
When my computer was finally returned to me, you guessed it, no improvement (although the invoice indicated that they had replaced my Micron Technologies 2MB RAM expansion board with a Commodore board, claiming that the Micron board had been known to have problems).
They didn't bother to determine whether the Micron board had caused my specific problem. It hadn't.
More time passed and I finally decided to take my motherboard to a local electronics repair shop to have them replace the 1488 and 1489 chips which my Amiga Analyzer program indicated might be the problem. I don't know whether those chips were responsible for my serial port problem or not because when T got my motherboard back, it was dead.
Why, with so much time and money already squandered, 1 decided to try one more repair service, I don't know. It was a prominent mail order house. I had dealt with them for years but somehow had not noticed that they had a service department. 1 sent my beloved Amiga away again. Several phone conversations with their technician ensued. First, I was advised that my computer would not boot. I told them that in the note that 1 sent with the computer. So they would have to send the motherboard out to another technician (a former Commodore engineer, I was told). When the motherboard was repaired,
they could find nothing wrong with the serial port and they returned the computer to me.
Hallelujah, my Amiga had to be perfect now, they had guaranteed that it would be. Wrong! I called again and was told to return my Amiga; it would be repaired satisfactorily, no charge. Away, once more. Another call, and although their own copy of Amiga Analyzer indicated the identical serial port problems and probable causes, they still had no clue except that the motherboard must be at fault. I was also told that Amiga Analyzer is inclined to disseminate false information. Who can you trust? After another motherboard repair, they returned the computer to me and said that they would not charge
for labor due to the excessive amount of time involved.
[ was told that the motherboard had been upgraded to a 6.x version. Well, my Amiga will boot now, but I have two distinct images on my monitor, one about an inch and a half above the other, t use a CD Solutions multisync monitor with a Flicker Fixer. I have a normal image using a Commodore monitor through the video port. I don't know whether the Flicker Fixer is bad or whether the motherboard, or something else, is still causing trouble. But 1 do know that I sent them an Amiga 2000 with a GVP Combo 40 Mhz 030 accelerator board with a single 40 Mhz crystal clocking both the CPU and the FPU.
The computer that was returned to me is an Amiga 2500 with a GVP 030 accelerator with the CPU clocked by a 25 Mhz crystal and the FPU clocked by a 40 Mhz crystal. My GVP Combo board came with 4MB of RAM installed. This board has none. The technician insists that this is the computer that 1 sent to them.
When I bought my A2000 the A2500 did not exist. 'Nuffsaid!
My point. If the Amiga community cannot expect quality and expedient service when needed, all of the glowing promises of spectacular new Amiga models are meaningless. People who need (as opposed to want) computers will avoid products that cannot be maintained. An easily identifiable reliable service environment is mandatory if any Amiga enterprise is to survive. I have spent a lot of money and a ridiculous amount of time because I don't want to have to abandon my Amiga, but there is a limit. I am faced with the possibility that I may have to replace it with an IBMish type that I can have
repaired at my local barbershop.
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Print Studio Pro Print Studio Pro allows you to create and print a wide variety of business cards and labels. It contains several sophisticated functions to place and edit text and graphic objects. The program supports a color depth up to 24-bit. Since Print Studio Pro uses powerful dithering mechanisms, it supports WYSIWYG on all Amigas running OS 2.0 and above. All Work- bendi printer drivers are supported.
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Studio Printer 2.12 Studio Printer has now been released in version 2.12. This new version contains two new drivers, as well as a fix for the problem found in version 2.11: printing 2 color IFF 1LBM images.
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If you wouTd Ifke Amicom Technology to distribute Jfou rigmo oftware leas jeU ontfle ritl s All too often the prominent motif of 3D design has been futuristic themes: the sleek lines of a spacecraft, the fog enshrouded contours of a distant planet, or the robotic geometry of a mechanical life form. From Star Wars to the Terminator, our computer endeavors in 3D artwork seem to bear the glow of science fiction. Lightwave on the Amiga, and now other platforms, supports this notion of a 3D future by its use in such television fare as Babylon 5 and Seaquest DSV.
I'd like to provide a contrary notion of 3D artwork in a series of tutorials by explaining the process of modeling a 3 dimensional setting that evokes the past rather than the future, yet still retains the vivid excitement and mystery of a steely, starship hull, drifting by our enchanted eyes as we hover in some 3 dimensional space.
Graphical Foundations First of all, I'd like to lay a bit of groundwork. The primary tool for this project is Aladdin 4D, with additional help from ImngeFX, Brilliance, Dpaint, Scapemaker, and Scenery Animator. I came upon the marvels of Aladdin 4D about two years ago, and have found it to be an invaluable tool for creative, 3- dimensional explorations. Its recent acquisition by Nova Design promises it a bright future.
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I have been building models of structures that would fit well in a village scene for several months now.
The purpose of this task is the development of a role-playing game called "Convergence" which I'm creating with my brother, who is a programmer well-versed in several languages, including C++.
The Gothic Church fascinated me because of its potential for mystery and an other-worldly aura that might appeal to other modelers. It is also well-suited for a tutorial because its design is fairly simple, and does not require a great deal of computer memory or hard drive resources to construct. I will offer 3 tutorials altogether on this project: two will be primarily concerned with modelling the various parts of the church and texture mapping, and the last will be on special effects from Aladdin that can be applied to our church to convey that startling atmosphere of old age amd profound
mystery.
I found through my research that the gothic church was a primitive structure frequently comprised of a main forward tower, a large rectangular dwelling with two side entrances in the shape of a cross, and a smaller area for the altar at one end.
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I found through my research that the gothic church was a primitive structure frequently comprised of a main forward tower, a large rectangular dwelling with two side entrances in the shape of a cross, and a smaller area for the altar at one end. By building each of these structures piece by piece, we will finally join them together to create the final structure.
The Tower Let's begin with the tower. In Aladdin (or any suitable modeller), create a tall-standing rectangle that corresponds with the dimensions you have already calculated with your graph paper. In my design, I created the rectangle, and joined it with another castellated polygon so it would give the appearance of a castle- type tower (see Figure 1), Aladdin uses a point in space called the attach-point to begin the drawings of any polygon. It also has a manual entry’ window to show you the x, y, and z settings of any point in Circle 109 on Reader Service card.
Space so that you may quickly snap points, polygons, or groups of polygons to specific destinations or settings you have already determined. Every time you select and "set" a point on a polygon, the attach-point will be located there, and you may center, or join, points or polygons to that point in space. As you may well guess, the manipulation of 3D space becomes fairly easy once you get the hang of this system.
Our castellated rectangle is fairly drab unless we manipulate it through some further steps to give it realism.
The following procedure will apply to all the walls of the church, and should be followed in the sequence I lay out here:
1. Create the flat plane of the wall according to the dimensions
you have determined.
2. Create openings for windows or doors.
3. Triangulate the resulting complex polygon created from step
two so that you have a solid basis for shading and texturing.
4. Extrude the wall to the thickness you desire so that the
building has mass and solidity.
5. Create consistent groupings of the two planes and shell of the
extrusion for maximum effect when applying attributes (color,
reflection, hardness, etc.) and textures to the walls.
6. Shading (the really fun part).
Apply your shading, attributes, and texture mapping to the walls.
Aladdin fools This sounds fairly complex when taken out of context and removed from the process of actually doing it, so let me mention some of the tools that Aladdin provides for making this process fairly painless. If you follow the accompanying screenshots, you can see how one wall of the tower is transformed from a geometric plane to a 1,000 year- old, stony monolith.
Aladdin has a tool called the Line- of-Sight Cutter for cutting holes in polygons. This is the basic tool for creating doors and windows. It works very simply: You view your two polygons (the cutting polygon, and the one being cut) ususally on the flat plane of one of the 3 axes (x,y, or z).
Choose the polygon you want cut (the wall), and then select the tool. You will then be asked to choose the cutter polygon (the door or window). Then, voila, you will have a wall with as many openings as you desire (see Figure 2), By the way, the curved door was created with a 180 degree arc, with the two base points extended to the desired height.
The next step is triangulation. In most 3D design, working models are usually reduced to polygons that are triangular in nature so that there is no chance that the rendering process will be messed up by "degenerate" polygons, ie, polygons that are not flat, or planar.
This doubles the number of polygons in the drawing but it is worth it for the stability it lends to your model. Aladdin has a tool called Breakup for use with complex polys, like the one we have here. A simple mouse click on this tool will turn our tower wall into a mass of triangles, which doesn't look too pretty, but will render faster and cleaner than out- earlier polygon (see Figure 3).
The next step is extrusion, which creates thickness in our wall. It is best to refer to our drawings on graph paper to see how thick our walls should be compared to the length and height. When this is determined, the extrude tool can be called forth, and our flat plane of a wall will be given thickness along an appropriate axis, which means that a shell will be created with a matching plane of our original wall on the other side. Now we are starting to cook, and if we render our wall with some simple shading, color, and lights, we will begin to see the early manifestation of a solid structure.
Grouping is next. Aladdin allows you to group different polygons together for the purpose of applying different shadings, attributes, and textures. For example, you might want (as I have) the inner wall of the structure to have a darker color and reflectivity than the outer wall. You most definitely should have the stone texture mapped to the shell of the wall on a different axis than the outer planes of the wall.
Grouping is a minor chore that is very worthwhile. When the model becomes really complex, you will appreciate the time spent in grouping by the ease with which you can manipulate different parts of the model.
Be careful with the next step.
Assigning attributes, shading, and texture-mapping is so much fun, and offers so much variability in Aladdin that you might very well lose yourself in the process. Select a wall and press 'a' on the keyboard. Multiple windows come up which lead to the attribute list controlling color, reflectivity, transparency, highlight, etc, all with the ability to change over time. Give the wall a greyish color, a large degree of hardness and reflectivity. Leave this, and press 's' on the keyboard. You will find a simple window with Gouraud and Phong shading capabilities.
Choose Phong and depart. Now press't' on the keyboard. Like the attribute list, the texture list provides a series of windows which offer maximum control over your texture- mapping capabilities. The texture control capabilities are so rich in Aladdin that it would require a separate series of articles to delve into them. Let us just say that Aladdin offers procedural textures (those generated by the computer), as well as bit-mapped textures which can be laid on top of one another with varying degrees of transparency.
All of the texture features can be animated (so you can have one texture fade into another, for example), in the next article, I will cover the creation of a stone texture for the church walls (using ImageFX), as well as stained glass for the windows (using Brilliance or Dpaint).
The steps I've outlined for this tower wall should be repeated for all the walls of the church. The process can be eased a bit with Aladdin's clone tool, which allows you to duplicate polygons or groups of polygons, and place them at a set distance from the original. So the main wall of the body of the church, can be cloned at a distance which is the width of the church. All shading, attributes, and textures will also be cloned at the same time.
So, bit by bit, the structure takes shape. Walls are snapped into place by selecting the entire wall (remember our grouping!), and joining it to the side or corner of another wall via the attach-point. Look at Figure 5 for a fully rendered view of the hull of the Circle 124 on Reader Service card.
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Church. Floors are added as flat polys (If you wish a second floor, the poly should be extruded a small amount so you can have both a ceiling and a floor.). Each side of the roof starts as a flat rectangular poly attached to the crown of the front and back walls.
Through experimentation, you rotate the roof poiy at the crown attach-point so it fits snugly over the enclosure, leaving some overlap for overhanging eaves.
That's enough for now. Next article, 1 will delve into the magic of textures, and if room allows, I will explain the building of special objects like pews and altar draperies. Till then, get into that modeller and start building your own village.
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I have been with FinalWriter and its predecessors for a long time, since the first release. As a person whose survival is bound up with word processors and writing, I have come to by R. Shamms Mortier depend upon FinalWriter for most of my authoring tasks. I do use other non-Amiga word processors as well, but most of my writing still takes place on the Amiga with my trusty software from SoftWood. Each release of FinalWriter has added new tools and techniques to its abundant reservoir of options, and release 5 is a very major upgrade that adds a whole list of enhancements.
Installation Installation of FinalWriter 5 for users who are upgrading follows the same procedures for earlier versions.
The FinalWriter 5 includes only three disks: 1,8, and 9. You will have to dig out your FinalWriter 4 disks to supply disks 2-7.1 would suggest doing the following if possible. Do not install FinalWriter 5 over FinalWriter 4.
Instead, rename your FinalWriter Drawer to FinalWriter.Old, and reinstall the whole FinalWriter 5 program from all nine disks. Once done, replace your new spell-check dictionary with the older one. That will save any word additions you may have made while working in FinalWriter 4. ! Would also suggest doing the same with your fonts and clipart, as you may have enhanced both during your use of FinalWriter 4.
You can delete the unnecessary files after installation of FinalWriter 5.
Otherwise, installation proceeds without a hitch.
New, Newer, Newest When you see the extensive list of FinalWriter 5 features, it will make you realize that the Amiga is still a very major platform to support, and might also motivate you to contact Woody, SoftWood's CEO, to thank him personally for doing just that. The enhancements included are not just minor bug fixes or cosmetic changes, but items that make FinalWriter one of the best word processors on any platform. Here's why: Zooms The new zoom level menu lists predefined zooms, in addition to allowing you your own customized j z | Lett
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Styles FinalWriter 5 now allows you to create and save styles, basing a new style on an existing one that you can alter. Style attributes transform a vanilla text document into a personalized creation, so that various elements (quotes and other paragraph blocks) can be made to stand out from the crowd. For authors using this software for book manuscripts, style creation and saves represent a big step forward.
Styles can be altered at any time, and saved to a new name. Importing a style applies that style to the selected type on the page.
Document Templates The next level up from Styles is Document templates. Document templates are layout structures that are applied to the entire document, forcing input data into preformatted structures. Business letters, memos, mailers, billing sheets, all can have their respective templates saved so that plugging in the current data is all that is necessary. If part of the template includes date and time, FinalWriter will update that information as the template is opened. The Templates included with FinalWriter 5 are two FAX Cover Sheets, HTML (more about this later), Letter 1 and 2, and
Memo 1 and 2. You can design your own templates and save them to the Templates drawer.
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There are three basic auto-correct choices that can be toggled on or off: Capitalizing the first letter of a Any document created in FinalWriter 5 can be exported gs g HTML document, ready to post on a Web site, sentence, Correcting caps when the first two letters are used as capitals mistakenly, and Replacing words as you type. I usually leave the first one off and the second two on. You can add your own error prone words to the list when "replacing words as typed" is toggled on (for instance, when typing "tjhe" instead of "the", a common error).
Preloading Fonts This is one of my favorites. I have a set of commonly used fonts that I always use in documents, and dislike loading them in every time I bring up FinalWriter. With this option, I can have them load in every time the software boots up.
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The type options available (font, size, styles...). A new Tables menu brings up a four tab folder that allows you to craft the settings (sizes of rows and columns and text flow), fill (colors), line (interior exterior weight and color), and data (type and paragraph specs) parameters. Having used other table creation utilities on other platforms, I can verify that FinalWriter 5's options stand the professional test.
Once a table is created, it can be treated as either a graphic and moved resized, or as an input area for text manipulation. You can also alter the Table Preferences so that your own defaults replace those FinalWriter 5 addresses when a new table is created.
RTF Import Export For those of you that work on other platforms, FinalWriter 5 now contains an RTF (Rich Text Format) import export capability. This also means that you can obtain documents from friends and coworkers who are able to export to RTF files, and bring lody)_ DlglnialKl & ii»iiaiea =llfei lBil E»»liiara| e. I J let [No Style |g|CALUA09.FF6 fp" _Hj jJ U j *1 IB |i|Left |*|10 them up on your Amiga. If your Amiga does not contain the fonts the RTF document was created with (which it probably won't in most cases), a requester pops up while the document is loading that allows you to
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The HTML commands that FinalWriter 5 understands are listed in the manual that accompanies the software.
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39. 95 Sounds Terrific 1.2 (Specify) 25 00 AmiNet Set 2 36,95
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79. 95 AMOS PD Library 1,2 (Specify)
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24. 95 Ten on Ten (10 Cds)
49. 95 Arcade Classics Plus
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8. 00 Texture Gallery Vol 1
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89. 95 Science & Innovations 15 00 Beauty ot Chaos Fractals
19. 95 Last Ninja 3 CO-32 600 Town With No Name 5 00 Bible &
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137. 95 C64 Sensations Volume 2
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26. 95 Video Gem
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113. 95 Micro R&D Volume 5 44,00 Women In Motion 900 DataMix
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39. 95 Demo CD 1,2 (Specity)
24. 00 Movie Maker Special FX1
59. 95 World Info
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99. 95 Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache
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22. 95 EMC-Phase 1. 2,3 (Specify)
33. 95 Moving Textures 100.200 (Spec)
239. 00 World of GIF 2
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19. 95 Emulators Unlimited Plus
26. 95 Multimedia Toolkit 2 (2CDs) 36 95 World ui Sound
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8. 95 Wrath g( the Demon
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64. 95 Eric Schwartz CO-Archive
21. 95 Network CD by Weird Science
22. 95 Zoom Release 2
34. 95 EuroSeene
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& CD-32 Aladdin AGA $ 24.
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Alien Breed 3D 2 AGA CD-32 (Specify)41 Atrophy AGA CO-32 fSpaircify) 34, Beau jolly Compilation 24, Blitz Bombers ECS AGA CD-32 (Spec) 37.
Breathless AGA 34.
Civilization EDS or AGA (Specify) 24.
Coala - for all accelerated Amigas 37.
Colonization 36 The Clue (CD-32) 16.
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Gloom CD-32 24.
Gloom Deluxe Amiga 39.
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These drives feature full compatibility with the Commodore Chinon model, unlike other models on the market. We have tested these drives with Cross DOS, Cross Mac Scapemaker, Emplant, and PC Task with perfect results. They can be configured as either OFO or DF1 for full flexibility. They can also be used in the A2000 and A3000 with the original faceplate and button.
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AMIGA 1t«M AntiCV f.;»r F.» ( » Ar.ti Team AMIGA Perhaps you have noticed a lot of electronic signatures lately have had something in common. More and more people have been adding the words "Team AMIGA" to their signatures.
Usually right after the part where they brag about how much memory and processing power their Amiga has.
Maybe you think this is the electronic equivalent of a secret dub handshake, and have wondered how to join.
The appeal of identifying oneself as a proud Amiga owner supporter to the rest of the electronic world hos fueled the explosion.
You haven't, you might not know that HyperText Markup Language, the language of the World Wide Web, is nothing more mysterious than standard ASCII text with embedded Well, wonder no more. Enter the following URL into your favorite Browser, and learn the secret behind Team AMIGA (Figure 1).
Http: vnrfw.cybertours.con -rleobree tenmiga htm Rick Lembree started Team AMIGA, more or less as a joke, in response to a group of IBM OS 2 users promoting their operating system. The appeal of identifying oneself as a proud Amiga owner supporter to the rest of the electronic world has fueled the explosion. Amiga Technologies and VIScorp have also noticed the trend, and are reported to be watching the activity closely. Joining the Team is a simple matter of filling in an on- line form, and adding the "Team AMIGA" tag to your signature.
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HTML knowledge is only a web site away at the HyperNews html language page which contains everything from technical details of the HTML standards (both current and proposed), to help files for all levels of HTML users.
HTML If you have been following Randy Finch's series on Web Publishing, you already have a foundation in HTML. If commands. If Randy has whetted your appetite, but you aren't ready to buy one of those ten pound "Learn HTML in a Week" books, try this address: http; union, ncea. Unic .eclu HyperNews get www html lang.htm This site (Figure 2) contains everything from technical details of the HTML standards (both current and proposed), to help files for all levels of HTML users. Also included are lots of links to other helpful sites and documentation files. You will notice that this site is
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Installing this package. Our first stop is: http: www.uni-mainz,de "bauec002 This is Christian Bauer's site (Figure 3), home to ShapeShifter as well as Frodo, his software Commodore 64 emulator. Here you can get the latest version, and other helpful software. You will also find links to other ShapeShifter pages and resources.
ShapeShifter - A Macintosh emulator for the Amiga « V,iJturbJg».j£f«' Looking for more info? Try going to: http: www.powernet.co.uk html uservebs smcgill index.html Maintained by Simon McGill, this site (Figure 4) also contains a wealth of useful files and links. Some of the ShapeShifter files you can find here include new video and CDROM drivers to enhance the Mac emulation.
Games Don't you just hate it when a favorite game refuses to run after you have upgraded your Amiga? Game programmers often avoid the programming rules designed to ensure future compatibility. While this often is done for the sake of performance, it can cause a program that worked fine under OS2.1 to fail under OS3.1. The same can happen when you upgrade the processor in your system. One site to visit if you are having this sort of trouble is: http: web.ukonline.co.uk Hemberfl gc.yuen gamesfixes This site (Figure 5) contains patch files and directions for getting many games working again.
Another game related problem is lack of hard drive support. If you have a game that insists on being played from floppies, check out: http: web.ukonline.co.uk Memberfl gc.yuen gameafixea patches This site (Figure 6) contains files that will patch many of these games so that they can be installed on your hard drive. Note that these will only work with the original disks. Not pirated versions of the games.
I Wonder Where The next two sites aren't Amiga- only, but could be handy to know about if you have ever wondered what became of an old friend or classmate.
No doubt you have seen the ads for CD-ROM versions of phone directories for other platforms. If you are on the Web, go to: http: www.switchboard.com The Switchboard (Figure 7) allows you to search for people and businesses. By filling in the information you have, it will search its database for the closest matches.
If you think your long-lost acquaintance might have an e-mail address or Web page, go to: http: www.whawhere.cora WhoWhere (Figure 8) will perform the same sort of search as Switchboard, focusing on any electronic presence.
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need a personal reply.
If you run an Amiga specific BBS, send me the information callers will need to access your system. Phone number(s), modem speeds, software settings, etc. As a service to the Amiga community I will include the information I receive in this column from time to time.
If you come across any World Wide Web sites you feel would be of interest to the Amiga community, pass them along for inclusion in the Hotlist of the Month. Send the info to any of my addresses above.
That's all for now. See you on line!
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This Old Workbench:Episode Four Just when you thought it was safe!
Our intrepid adventurer has discovered even more ways to improve (or at least confuse) your WorkBench screen.
B j Dave Matthews MultiCX MultiCX (MCX253.!ha, shareware,) by Martin Berndt, is a small multi purpose commodity with loads of features. Screenblanker, Mouse accelerator, mouseblanker, screencycling, SUN alike window activation, hotkey to flush memory, popCLI, quiet disk clicking, editing extension (cut and paste etc.) for string gadgets, advanced reset handler, One of the few constants in the Amiga universe is the abundance of software released as freeware or shareware. We may not have many mainstream applications, but there is always a fresh supply of cool stuff appearing on Aminet. Here are
a few Workbench enhancement programs 1 missed in the last segment of this series.
MUI MOX_Prefs V3.17 (Shareware) Blanker | Window ( Scieen | Disk | Cji Mouse i Opaque Acceleration | 5 | Threshold | 1 | Hold* iRALT • Mouse BMB * ] Key y(J Time • MouseSfcift U| BMB | sun Q assignwedge, opaque window movement and sizing, as well as a nifty window gauge to graphically show disk usage. There is also Shapeshifter support in the form of shape freezer, which freezes the Shapeshifter program when you return to the Workbench (to prevent screen corruption), and shapestick, which lets you use an Amiga joystick on the Mac side. (Shapeshifter is the excellent Macintosh emulator, see
Marc Hoffman's review in the Nov. 1995 issue of Amazing Computing.) Of course MultiCX features a lot more than this.
MultiCX is small, and very well programmed. MultiCX is configured by tooltypes, and thanks to a feature called notification, will automatically act on the new settings.
MultiCX prefs If you don't like using the tooltypes to configure MultiCX, Jurgen Kempkes has written an external prefs program for MultiCX (mcxp317.1ha, shareware, requires MUI.) This program features a well organized MUI interface with support for all of the MCX options. Note: it's important to use the correct version of the prefs with each version of MultiCX, usually the file comments will identify which version of MultiCX is supported (mcxp317.1ha supports version 2.53 of MultiCX.) See Figure 1 for a screenshot of MultiCX prefs.
Master Control Program MCP, the Master Control Program, (MCPllO.lha, mailware, prefs require MU1) by Stefan Sommerfeld and Michael Knoke with addition work by Vincent Schottke and Soeren Sonnenburg, is another multi function commodity with even more features than MultiCX, though it also uses more memory, and seems a bit less stable (at least on my system).
Included in the archive is a prefs program. MCP does most or all of what MultiCX does, and also features Alert history to keep track of Guru alerts, Appchange to customize a program's application icon. Assign prefs which is a power saver for monitors that support this feature, processor control, and a patch to have 16 color pointers. See Figure 2 for the MCP prefs.
Magic Picture Loader System The Amiga's datatype system is flexible and very convenient. Programs written with the datatypes in mind can load a wide variety of data, without needing to support these formats directly. Datatypes are available in abundance, including image formats like PNG, TIFF, Targa JPEG, and GIF, as well as other data formats like fonts, postscript, unix man pages, binary, and more.
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Datatypes do have several weak points, though. If your favorite application doesn't support them, you are out of luck. At least you were until Magic Picture Loader System (mpls_vl_4_demo.lha, shareware) came along. This system patch, by Lejardinier Olivier, allows any application to load data via the datatypes. The demo includes patches for brilliance and Dpaint. The full version will work with any application.
24-bit Support Another major fault is the lack of 24-bit image support. Normally, all datatypes, even those for 24-bit formats like JPEG and Targa, only support up to 8-bit color, and will convert the 24-bit data when loaded.
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This is where a replacement picture datatype (PictDT43.748.lha, freeware) by Ralph Schmidt (with additional material by Frank Mariak and sub datatypes by Matthias Scheler) comes in. With this software installed, you can load, display, save, even copy to the clipboard 24-bit data. Note that this is a beta release, and is not fully done yet, though it seems pretty stable on my system.
Because of its beta status, it has a built in expiration date (four months from the release date, June 28,1996, for this version) after which it will no longer function. Make sure to get the Note that not everything will work with this new system. Cloanto's Personal Paint for instance, is apparently hard coded for 8-bit datatypes, and won't load 24-bit images such as JPEGs under the new picture datatype.
Perhaps they will fix this (or already have done so) in a new release.
Save Use Quit VLAB Y C Externa] Works on all Amigas RETINA Z2 Z3 4MB Blazingly fast Zorro II or 111 display card create and play 8 16 24 anims; 1280x1024 non-interlace; embedded blitter RETINA ENCODER Provides SVHS and composite output for Retina boards: internal and external units
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Amiga video: power supply and cables included TOCCATA 16 16-bit
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datatype doesn't support hamS displays, so viewing 24-bit
images on AGA won't be really pleasing (it does support
Cybergraphics, though). See Figure 3 for the Picture datatypes
prefs program.
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Swa* Into A OeAdlv CyclcToMert Remove BoKeylt y-|u£ Arq 1.03 ,[ I Figure 5: Startmenu and PicfureMenu Figure 6: Workbench95 and Urouhack NoDraw and NoFill One of the few things i don't like about Workbench 2,04+ is the funky borders drawn around all icons. II would be nice if you could turn them off. Well, you can, but there's a catch. Kamel Biskri's NoDraw and NoFill (NoDrawNoFill.Lha, cardware) are two small patches which turn off the border drawing on icons. Unfortunately, the Amiga doesn't like you to do this, so there are several shortcomings to be aware of.
First, using these patches with a backdrop can result in very odd looking icons, as their colors seem to get scrambled. Actually, for once, my Rube Goldberg of a Workbench is an advantage. Because I use both Newlcons and lock all 16 of my workbench colors, my backdrop works just fine with these borderless icons.
(Though I do have to use the "redraw all" menu item once right after boot.) On the other hand, normal icons tend to look pretty crusty. I guess everything has a price.
See Figure 4 for the borderless icon look.
PicfureMenu flrindSighi Diglview Kiki'sGhovi Hr ilhoiiiAmirl Icntilen Siilettu If you have ever used a Macintosh, vou may have noticed that the Mac can draw images in the menus.
Pawel Pijanowski's PictureMenu (PictureMenu.lha, cardware) is a program that gives this capability to the Workbench. The included images (in MagicWB style) are actually colorfonts, and can be created or modified in a colorfont capable font editor. Note that Picturemenu does not coexist peacefully with other menu modifying programs like Rekeyit and ToolsDaemon. It DOES work nicely with MagicMenus, though. See Figure 5 for a screenshot of PictureMenu (on the top right of picture, Startmenu, which I'll get to later, is on the bottom left).
Macl ilcDiik Figure 4: Borderless icons af last mm Modifing Amiga Window Gadgets Apparently Sysihack (covered in the June, 1996 issue of Amazing Computing) has started a trend. There have been a number of programs released which modify the Amiga's Window gadgets. Urouhack, (urouhack!7.1ha, giftware) by Tinic Urou, is perhaps the most ambitious, as it allows you to customize your window gadgets using any paint program which can save IFF brushes. See Figure 6 for various Urouhack (as well Workbench 95 see below) window dressings.
Another trend has been the attempt to make the Amiga operate more like Windows 95. I'm tempted to misquote the president, and say "We could do that -it would be wrong- but we could do that."
While personally against the idea, here are a couple of programs to "start you up". (Excuse me. I'm feeling a strange compulsion to smash all my Rolling Stones records now, I'll be right back...) Workbench95 (Workbench95.1ha, freeware) is a Sysihack style program to add Windows95 style window icons to the Amiga's windows. The author, dbalster@uni-paderbom.de (he didn't mention his name) went out of his way to declare this program a hack, and warned people not to rely on it, so it may be buggy.
John Corigliano's StartMenu (StartMenu2.1ha, freeware) mimics the Windows95 Start button and taskbar. This is the best taskbar program I have seen, and has lots of features, such as date clock display, launching of programs, a nice commodities exchange function, and the ability to customize the menu. See Figure 5 for Startmenu in action.
Figure 7: Scary Workbench "feature” ANNOUNCING THE MIDWEST AMIGA EXPOSITION AmirnM October 19th. And 20th.
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Finally, for those who have seen everything, Figure 7 shows one of the stranger 'features' writing this series of articles has given my Amiga. Infrequently, booting up will result in my Workbench looking like this. No icon text and no window borders, gadgets, or text. Everything runs just fine, but looks peculiar. Very odd. I don't know which (or which combination) programs I'm running is doing this, but I take this as a clear indication that Fm flying too near the sun!
Once again, I would like to thank Stace Cunningham, Sysop of The Gateway BBS: The Gateway BBS : 1-601-374-2697 Internet - thgtwy.biloxi.ms.us Fidonet- 1:3604 60 Amiganet - 40:212 10 And Jeff Grimmett and Holly Sullivan, Co-Sysops of Techno-Mages Guild: Techno-Mages Guild Home of the DLG BBS OS BBS : 1-619-549-7742 FidoNet 1:202 720 Next Month Well, this old Workbench is looking pretty spiffy. But sometimes, adding a new coat of paint or new fixture just is not enough. Next time, I will present a few ideas I would iike to see in the PowerAmiga version of Workbench. See va then.
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to create a form and parse the data submitted by a person
filling out the form. In this article, I will finish up this
topic by showing you how to actually use the data. Since this
will be rather short, I decided to also do something I promised
to do a few months ago: tell you about readers' Web sites. So,
let's get on with it.
Part 7: Using Form Data by Randy Finch Setting your data from your web site. Pius, a look at several reader's sites from the web.
What To Do With That Form Data!?
After decoding the URI encoded form data and verifying it with the user via a Perl program, it is time to do something useful with the data. Since the data is now in the hands of a program running on a server, just about anything can be done with it. However, there are several issues you need to be aware of before making this decision.
One thing that could be done is to save the data to a file on the server for later perusal. However, for the program to save the data, it must have write privileges to a directory on the server. Since someone else will actually be executing the program, the directory must be writable by everyone. This can be a security risk. You could create a long path of subdirectories, that would be hard to guess, to get to the one you actually write to. This provides some protection since tire typical Web surfer will not be able to view your Perl program and thus will not be able find out where the file is
being stored.
However, given that there are some clever hackers out there in cyberspace, this could still be a problem.
Some people, me included, would like for the data to be automatically inserted into another file that can then be immediately viewed by users. Not only does this have the same security flaw as described above, it also opens you up to having problems with sadistic surfers. Internet hoodlums could submit obscene text that could be viewed by other visitors before you have a chance to clean it up. Also, someone could submit bogus data over and over, filling up the server's disk drive. None of this is good. Of course, there are ways to handle these problems, but it would take someone with a good
bit of knowledge about the server and the software tools available. I am not one of those people, and 1 assume most of you are not either.
Probably the best way to handle form data is to have your program Email the data to you. This will allow you to filter the content before it is posted to your Web site. Also, Emailing does not require the creation of a world-wri table director}'.
This reduces security risks considerably. The disadvantage is that there is no real-time updating of your data file. It will only be updated as frequently as you feel like checking your Email and appending the new data.
Perl Mail I chose the Email option for my survey form. Listing 1 shows the Perl program that is executed when the user verifies whether or not the data he or she has entered is correct. Notice that this program calls the RendParse routine as described in the previous installment. This will create an associative array of the data in the hidden controls of the verification form.
If you remember, there were two submit buttons on the verification form, One (SUBMITRIGHT) ivas to be clicked when the data was correct, the other (SUBMITWRONG) when VisionSoft
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What should the program do if the user indicates that the data he entered was incorrect? Well, obviously, re-display the survey form so he can try again. How can the program tell the user's browser to load the survey form once again? By sending the appropriate HTTP response header. As 1 mentioned in the last installment, there are many different response headers available to accomplish different tasks, I previously discussed the Contents response header used for creating a Web page on the fly. Well, the Location response header is what is needed for the task of redirecting the browser to
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The program Line looks like this: print "Location: http: fly.hiwaay.net ~rcfinch survey.html Vn n"; The print statement in a CGI program sends the quoted text back to the visitor's Web browser. When the browser sees that a Location response header is being sent, it checks the document address that follows and then loads that document. As with all HTTP response headers, this one ends with two newline characters, n.
If the SUBMITRIGHT button is pressed by the user, then the following Line of code is executed: openfMAIL, " I mail rcfinch") I I die "Can't open mail progranAn"; The open function opens a file handle named MAIL to " I mail rcfinch". The vertical bar is equivalent to a pipe. This is basically saying that when anything is printed to the MAIL handle, pipe it through the mail program and send it to rcfinch.
Your complete Email address is not needed since the mail program is running on the server of which you are a member.
If the MAII. Handle cannot be opened, the program dies with an appropriate message.
Once the MAIL handle is open, then it is a simple matter to send the data to yourself. All of the "print MAIL ..." statements that follow the open function accomplish this task. You could just send the data in the Email, but I chose to send all of the associated HTML code, also. This way, when 1 receive the Email, I can just cut and paste the body of the Email to an HTML file containing the survey results. Notice that the strings printed to MAIL are all surrounded by double quotes. If you recall from last time, double quoted strings allow variable substitution to take place. Thus, all the
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Once the print statements complete execution, the MAIL handle is closed and a Location response header is sent, pointing the browser to an HTML file that will issue a thank vou message. The code for surveythankyou.html is shown in Listing 2. Its output is shown in Figure 1.
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As others submit data, it will be added to this file. The resultant file will be a one column table with each row containing data from a different person (Figure 2). If you want to avoid tables, you can just create regular text with each person's data being separated by a horizontal rule.
A Closing Tip When you create server-side Perl programs, it is a good idea to test them from a Telnet session before trying them from a Web browser. The reason is simple. If the Perl program has an error, the browser will only inform you that there is some kind of server-side error, but you will have no idea what is causing it. By starting a Telnet session on your server, you can execute the Perl program from the command line. The Perl compiler will give you information to help vou track down any errors. Also, any output from print statements will appear at the console. This allows you to
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Presenting, Readers' Web Sites Since I began this series of articles on Web typesetting, I have been asking you, the readers, to let me know about Web sites you are creating. Well, several of you have done just that.
Let's take a brief look at each.
AMUSE Figure 3 shows the home page of tire Amiga Users Society Eastside, an Amiga users group in Bellevue, WA. It was submitted to me by Robert lacullo. The address is http: www.serv.net -eagle . This site contains some nice art created bv Robert and others. There are a few links to other Amiga sites of interest.
Marc Hoffman Marc is a fellow author here in Amazing Computing. His interest is in computer art, and he hopes to pursue a fine arts degree. His computer art, created on an Amiga, can be found at his Web site, http: www.lopernet.net marc Marc's_Page.html (Figure 4). He also has his rather substantial resume on-line along with links to other art and Amiga sites.
Midian StudioS Charles Patterson is the person behind this site (Figure 5).
Midian StudioS produces 2D and 3D art and animations on an Amiga, The Web site, located at http: www.azstarnet.com
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Hint Tim Trepanier is the creator of timt's Home Page (Figure
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of cheats for Amiga games. There are also some links to other
Amiga sites. Check it out at http: www.netrover.com ~timt .
NASAU NASAU is the North Alabama Society of Amiga Users.
They are located in Huntsville, AL, just 70 miles from where I live. NASAU has been around for many years. 1 used to buy public domain disks from them back when Fred Fish was just starting his collection of freely redistributable software.
Recently, NASAU registered the domain name www.amiga.org and began their Web site. As you can see in Figure 8, they have already put plenty of content on their site. Wayne Hunt submitted this site to me. Take a look at http: www.amiga.org. Laser Stars John Talbot has created a site devoted to laser stars at http: www.aclulles.net ~jtalbot (Figure 9). These are stars that supposedly produce laser radiation. He has many articles on-line about this topic. Although there is no Amiga content at his site, he uses an Amiga to assist in building his Web pages.
Boy of the North This northern boy is named Larry McGahey. Larry and I have corresponded several times over the years. As you may remember, I wrote a series of articles about CanDo programming a few years back. Larry is a CanDo programmer also. In the past, he has sent me some programs he wrote as well as some original music files. Larry now has a Web site at http: www.net-link.net ~Lmcgahey (Figure 10). And he's at it again. He has written a Web design program named Web Design. You can download it from his Web site. He also has available other programs and games, graphics, animations,
music files (MOD format), links, and more.
FORM Well, that's about it for my discussion of forms. Next time 1 will be discussing image maps. In the mean time check out my home page at http: fly.hiwaay.net ~rcfinch, send me Email at rcfinch@hirvaay.net, and let me know about your Web sites.
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AMIGA CONVENTION ’96 MONTREAL Inj Charles F. Cavanaugh What can you say about a warm, sunny morning that leads you through the Vermont countryside to the beautiful, world-class city of Montreal for Amiga Convention '96? It was ephemeral as a summer day, but tremendously heartening to have the occasion to gather with fellow Amigans at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Sherbrooke Street where the convention was held.
The convention was spread over several floors, and it was a delight to see companies such as Wonder Computers and National Amiga hawking their abundant Amiga wares, The only downside was the excruciating traffic jam at the Champlain Bridge leading over the St. Lawrence River towards downtown Montreal. It almost caused me to miss the keynote address of David Rosen, who is VP of Business Development at VIScorp, the new owners of the Amiga. I caught the dosing remarks and question-and-answer period that followed. The only concrete bit of information I could glean from the exchange with Mr. Rosen
was that VIScorp would conclude the deal with representatives of Escom on August 18th, with about 30 days of paperwork to follow before the Amiga technology would land firmly on the shores of this continent.
Mr. Rosen was suitably humble in his appraisal of the Amiga situation. With the help of Jason Compton, editor and chief writer of Amiga Report, and now liaison for VIScorp with tire Amiga community, he offered the hopeful prognosis of an emerging Amiga technology taking small slices out of the Wintel beast, till it found a stable market share. As far as how the technology' would evolve a gradual move forward to powerful RISC processing and version 4.0 of the OS would take place once the technology is acquired.
Users are important to VIScorp. Mr. Rosen made it very dear that VIScorp wants to hear what committed Amiga users have to say about their favorite machines.
They must let VIScorp know what kind of computer and what kind of features are essential for the future. Specifics help.
VIScorp knows that users want faster and cheaper machines with more RAM. VIScorp needs to know more about the innovative features desired by present Amiga users that will make the Amiga once again the killer computer it's always been, and will continue to be in the future. (You can E-Mail Mr. Rosen at DROSEN@VISTV.COM with your own ideas.) All in all, I was impressed by the sincerity and enthusiasm of Mr. Rosen's remarks.
Convention Floor The convention was spread over several floors, and it was a delight to see companies such as Wonder Computers and National Amiga hawking their abundant Amiga wares.
It was also great to see prominent Amiga developers such as Bob Fisher of Nova Design and Dan Charrois of SYZYGY Research talking with users and spreading the good word about their products.
There were the unusual displays, such as the abundant stack of Amiga 3000s on sale for 5350 apiece. I had to restrain my credit card for this one, because I know how well these Amiga gems house the V-Lab Motion cards. But I realized the added expense of multi-gigabyte drives for capturing video, and turned away. The fellows at this display assured me that these machines would quickly disappear before the end of the show.
Click-Boom I talked for awhile with Alexander Petrovic of Pxl Computers and Click-Boom, while the gorgeous graphics of their new game. Capital Punishment, shimmered on an Amiga 1200 in the background. Do you want to see how beautiful AGA graphics can be? Well, purchase this game, and you will be proud to call your Amiga a game machine.
Capital Punishment is an astounding tour-de-force of dank dungeons and brutal action. Once you see it, you will love it. Alexander assured me of Click-Boom's devotion to the Amiga, and told me that more games would be on the way.
Silent Paw Productions How about running Capital Punishment on a lap-top Amiga? Well, Shawn Randolph of Silent Paw Productions was showing off an '060 1200 encased in one of Silent Paw's unique portable units, which I guess are now currently available. These units are slick. They don't allow for new expansion options, but if you are looking for a portable Amiga, this is the closest thing you will find. It boasts a nice case, and an internal monitor, which gave as nice a picture as my 1942 at home. This would be a perfect solution for multimedia presentations on the fly. Easily transportable,
it can be carried to any location, and, like all good Amigas, can easily be hooked up to an external monitor for very cool SCALA presentations.
Alarming Events A beeping fire alarm chased us all out of the building about mid-day. As 3 fire trucks converged on the Howard Johnson, and we all gaped impatiently from across the street, I found myself in the company of Dan Charrois of SYZYGY Research, who programmed "The Digital Universe". This man loves astronomy, and loves the Amiga. He has brought a new level of research-grade accuracy to this software, and has found a grateful acknowledgement from professional astronomers world-wide.
Mr. Charrois is currently negotiating with the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute for their catalog of 19 million stars, which may be included in version 2 of the software. Make sure you have a CD-ROM drive up and running, for that's how this marvelous program will be released in the future. As 1 write this article, there is striking evidence of ancient life on Mars. For Amiga users. Digital Universe is THE resource for keeping up in this exciting field.
Nova Design The real treat of the show for me was meeting Bob Fisher of Nova Design. This guy exudes enthusiasm for just about anything that speaks to the graphics capabilities of the Amiga. Right now, it happens to be Aladdin 4D, the recent acquisition of Nova Design from Greg Gorby of Adspec Programming.
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All Prices Include shipping & handling zoom in on Venus and Saturn with Digital Universe, while users outside the hail experimented with Ibrowse and Lyapunov landscapes in Scenery Animator, I managed to have a conversation with Keynes Emeruwa of Wonder Computers, who described the travails of that company in the past year, and how it was presently making a comeback. Mr. Emeruwa has a keen interest in the success of the Amiga. He lias had conversations with representatives of VIScorp, and is looking forward to the Amiga's revival in North America. Presently, Wonder Computers has a store in
Ottawa, and a showroom in Vancouver. There are sales offices in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. Hopefully, with the reintroduction of Amiga 1200s to the North American market, Mr. Emeruwa plans to open another store quite soon in Toronto.
Users are important to VIScorp. Mr. Rosen made it very clear that VIScorp wants to hear what committed Amiga users have to say about their favorite machines.
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CalL 1-800-345-3360 Bob had a small slide show demonstrating the new interface of Aladdin, and I was knocked out by how great it looks. But what really floored me (being the Aladdin devotee that 1 am) was the list of outstanding features and improvements being added to the Aladdin roster. Discretion forbids my revealing these wonders, but let me just say that the tight integration of ImageFX and Aladdin 4D is going to be a graphic artist's dream come true. Aladdin already is a masterpiece with its svstem of flares, gases, fountains, and other marvels. Now it has ImageFX. Life is very, very
good.
Dale Larson, Al Mackey, & more The show went on. There were presentations by Dale Larson of LAM about the intricacies of the web, and Al Mackey on Brilliance. Dan Charrois demonstrated how to All-in-all, it was a great show. Towards the end of the day, there were competitions in 3D graphics and MOD music compositions. About 7:00 PM, I realized I hod not had a bite to eat since breakfast, so I reluctantly made my way to my car and the long, but beautiful drive back to Vermont.
Next: DC AmiCON A dosing hint to those who long for the blockbuster Amiga shows such as those held in New York in the early '90s, or the mega-shows in Europe: Mark February of 1997 on your calendar. A couple of fellows associated with Silent Paw Productions handed me a brochure in the early hours of the convention. They are presently arranging a show that will herald the new era in Amiga computing.
The Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corners, Virginia will be hosting DC AmiCON with presentations, VIP speakers, new product demos, and developer events. They are talking more than 10,000 square feet of Amiga developers, dealers, and services.
It sounds like a party. Be there.
¦AC* Volume 11, Number 1; January 1996 New Products & other neat stuff, Catch the latest CD collections with games, utilities, demos, samples, and other shareware items, a new video magazine on video, a nevv start-up Amiga developer and more.
MacroForm: Power Modeling in Lightwave 3D, MacroForm makes your modeling life easier, because, with just a tap of one key, you can access modeling tools that are either new to LightWave or expand upon its creative options, ImageFX Magic, Apply a little "White Magic" to some of your graphics and enjoy a world of difference, by Shamms Mortier.
Online, Travel the Internet with MUCK, MUD, and MUSEs while learning what to expect from main service providers, by Rob Hays.
Physics Lab in Mechanics, The Amiga has an educational reference on Physics that is a must for programmers, videographers, and students, by Shamms Mortier.
Welcome to My Studio: A Personal Studio Overview, Can four Amigas of various vintages find hope, happiness, and enrichment with a Pentium and a Power Mac? By Shamms Mortier.
Amiga Dealer Yellow Pages, Where have all the dealers gone? Check out this latest list of approved Amiga dealers from SMG, the new Amiga distributor for North America.
Simple Stat Graph, Statistics on the Amiga do not need to be hard or uninspiring with this detailed package by a one-man Amiga developer. By Shamms Mortier.
Volume 11, Number 2; February 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, Amiga Technologies readies the release of the AMIGA Surfer for internet users, AT opens a new know-all web site. Tangent Music releases a special CD in honor of the Amiga, Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer is about to be released in version 3.0, and more.
Cinema 4D, Cinema 4D has landed on the American shores with a very deep and full- featured art and animation environment, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
New FX in PageStream 3, Add new functions to PageStTeam with an array of new plug-in effects, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
SnapMaps, Save time and effort as well as improve your images with plug-ins for your favorite graphics programs, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
Volume 11, Number 4; April 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, New Productivity Cds, Specialized Speech Utilities, Moving from C to C++, Upgrade some of your best C programs to C++ with ease, reviewed by Randy Finch.
On-Line, Amosaicl.2, MUI, AmiTCP IP, Mlink, ppp.device, and iNTERiNSTALL are all important Internet tools discover what they are and where to find them, by Rob Hays.
New Amiga Web Site from Amiga Technologies, Connect directly with the Amiga team in Germany through AT's new internet address.
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PC-TASK, A software utility to run PC software on an Amiga, The Amiga OS is still superior in numerous ways but we are still required to deal with the MSDOS computing community, reviewed by Marc Hoffman.
ScapeMaker 4.0, Combine the power of Digital Elevation Models from Vista Pro with the abilities of other programs to create your own 3D virtual worlds, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
On-Line, Putting Amosnic to work on the World Wide Web, learning protocols, searching the hot new web sites, hints and tips, and more in this month's column, by Rob Hays.
Creating Candle Flames with Imagemaster and Aladdin 4D, Imagemaster is a program that has a durable history of innovative image processing techniques.
Amiga in Business: Easy Ledgers, The debut of this new column features a review of an accounting package that would make any bean coimter look twice.
North American Amiga Dealer List, Check the current list of Amiga specialists and dealers in this issue.
Personal Commentary: What Trees do they Plant? Shamms Mortier asks us to do more than use our computers make a difference.
A New Amiga Game Company, and more.
Amiga Atlanta Inc., Amiga Atlanta Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary with a celebrity banquet. Discover how this Amiga users group attracted attention from Amiga notables, television celebrities, and the Governor.
Creating Artwork with ImageFX, Alter your photographic images so they appear as if they were created by the hand of a master artist and not the camera, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
Cinema 4D Object Sculpting Techniques, Explore object sculpting and creation options, how they work, and the unique objects that they can provide, reviewed by Shamms Mortier.
Web Typesetting Part 1: Introduction, Discover the tools available on other platforms and what you can do with your Amiga to begin creating Web pages on the Internet, by Randy Finch.
Termite 1.1, Has Oregon Research created the ultimate Amiga telecommunications program or have they just come dose? By Rob Hays, On-Line, Comparative shopping for the best on-line services with cautions, by Rob Hays.
Petro Tyschtschenko, ESCOM announces record losses. Amiga Technologies changes distribution structure. One man is in the center of all this activity to keep Amiga strong, spend and afternoon with AT's top exec.
Hot Amiga Web Sites, From Eric Shwartz's animations and graphics to web information guides, check out what other Amiga users are doing on the internet.
Volume 11, Number 5; May 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff. Nova Design acquires Aladdin 4D, SofTalk Programmer kit available, 'Professional' 3D glasses, and much more.
Dpaint Tiled Backdrops, Creating 3D space in a 2D environment. Among its specialized features, Dpaint has intuitive tools for creating perspective tiles. Learn how to utilize one of the hidden talents of the Amiga's well known paint program, by R. Shamms Mortier.
A Truly Brilliant Idea! TrueBriiiiance's capacity to address and incorporate
A. MIMbrushes gives it another plus as a tool for the creation of
digital artwork on the Amiga, by R. Shamms Mortier.
On-Line, Amiga multitasking advantages and three new Web programs: AmiTCP IP, Ibrowse, and Aweb. Learn how to maximize the best feature of the Amiga while you are working on-line, by Rob Hays.
This Old Workbench Episode One, Tired of a lackluster performance from your current Amiga WorkBench? Try the techniques and programs in Dave's new series, by Dave Matthews.
Web Typesetting Part 2: Basics, Creating a Home Page with your Amiga requires a little knowledge of the intricacies of HTML, by Randy Finch.
An Interview with QuikPak's David Ziembicki, Amiga Technologies has selected a new sales organization for the Amiga in North America. Meet the person chiefly responsible for marketing the Amiga as well as developing future Amiga markets on these shores in this AC Exclusive.
Web Warning! The same Home Page can yield decidedly different results. Start creating a Web page with the Amiga that everyone will be able to read.
Volume 11, Number 6; June 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, Amiga Internet Starter Package for Canada, Personal Paint for the Internet, new Sample Wrench Sound Editor, five new CD's from GTI GmbH, and more.
NAB '96, The National Association of Broadcasters held their annual event in Las Vegas, but the Amiga is slowly disappearing from the show floor, by Don Hicks.
Travel Through the Digital Universe, Learn about people, astronomy, spacecraft, astronomical terms, constellations and stars through this CAL (Computer Assisted Learning) program from SYZYGY Research and Technology, Ltd., by R. Shamms Mortier.
Dpaint Morphing, Although not as advanced or controllable as the high-priced morphing programs, Dpaint offers Amiga users unique and exciting alternatives in their morphs, by R. Shamms Mortier.
On-Line, Use client programs to bypass obstructions and ease your way on the Internet, as two shareware programs, Gui-FTP and WebMaker, are discussed, by Rob Hays.
This Old Workbench Episode Two, The Workbench as art: personalize your work area with backdrops, icons, and menus. In this episode is covered the GUI aspects of Workbench renovation, by Dave Matthews.
VIScorp Buys Amiga Technologies, V15corp is purchasing Amiga Technologies and will be working with Amiga interests all over the world. Read what the executives of this Chicago firm have had to say so far to the Amiga community.
Web Typesetting Part 3: More Basics, Your home page is only a few keystrokes away with these HTML code samples in your documents, by Randy Finch.
Qazjng AMiGA ¦ ii ; || L KffiTDJ Hll 2=5 I Volume 11, Number7; July 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, GVP has a new home, Amicom introduces a new web installer, Blitz Basic is back, Paxtron has Amiga parts, Shamms Mortier introduces Grafx Tidbits, and more.
Non-linear Video on a Budget; V-Lab Motion & Movieshop 3.2, Can't afford the liigh priced video systems fur non-linear editing? The answer may be the V-Lab Motion and its new Movieshop 3,2 software, by John P. Jackman.
Fun with Lyapunovs, Create 3D environmental terrain models from the chaotic graphics of Lyapunov space. They are a class of fractal associated algorithms used to visualize a specific condition of fractal space, by R. Shamms Mortier.
Amazing Symmetry, Textured tiles are extremely easv to create and offer the digital artist a few very interesting opportunities.
This tool, embedded in Dpaint, wilt help in your obsession to find newer and unique textures, by R. Shamms Mortier, On Line, Travel the internet with the newest Amiga browser, Voyager 1.0, and discover more excellent Amiga vveb sites, by Rob Hays.
J AZZ.BIT 96, Why is a major computer art competition held in Finland? An interview with Martin Keitel, the arts manager of J AZZ.BIT 96, interviewed by Marc R. Hoffman.
Amiga Wars, There is a battle for the Amiga user raging on the internet between old and new Amiga firms and a few others. For a svstem many have tried to write off, the Amiga is attracting a lot of interest.
Web Typesetting Part 4: Publishing & Tables, How to get your beautiful Home Page on the Web for the world to see. Also, delve into one of the most popular additions to the HTML 3.0 standard known as tables which allow data on a Web page to be structured in a row and column format.
Volume 11, Number 8; August 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, VIScorp reaches Amiga Technologies agreement, Cronus distributes new Cds for Developers and more, Sony Electronics releases DKC-1D1 Digital Camera, World Construction Set Version 2, and more!
ImageFX 2.6, The Amiga's premiere graphics manipulation tool has just taken a quantum leap in abilities, reviewed by R. Shamms Mortier.
An Interview with the Nova Team, Amazing's Graphics reporter and admitted ImageFX and Aladdin 4D addict discussed Nova's current plans with the Nova team, by R, Shamms Mortier.
Amiga Handshaking, The Amiga's IFF standard allows users to utilize the best of several different programs to create a unique image or animation, by R. Shamms Mortier.
On Line, There is a mountain of powerful software in the Aminet collection. Protection for your SCSI and IDE hard drives as well as a better CD-ROM OS utility which includes unique audio CD ROM capabilities are just a few, by Rub Hays.
POV Ray Tracer 3.0 Sneak Peak, Persistence Of Vision 3.0 is now in beta testing. Discover the new tools and features as well as learn where you can try it out for yourself, by Dave Matthews.
Amiga Wars Part 2, Amiga Technologies is sold to VIScorp as pios and phaseS continue to jockey each other for market and negotiating positions.
Olafson's Guide to Amiga Baseball, Tired of the nation's pastime passing you by? Peter has composed al list of some of Ami's times at the plate that you can find from dealers, Amiga swap meets, and maybe in your own library.
Web Typesetting Part 5: Forms, Creating forms on your web page is incredibly easy and the information gained can help you build a better page, by Randy Finch.
Volume 11, Number 9; September 1996 New Products & Other neat stuff, New Amiga business software, a new Aminet collection, and the Amiga is seen working at the Olympics!
The Not At All Complete Graphics CD-ROM Compilation Digest, There is a world of possibilities in every graphic CD-ROM, hv R- Shamms Mortier.
Cinema4D Animation Tutorial: Part 1, Although AC will stick to the basics, don't think that Cinema4D is capable of anything less than a professional application, Cinema4D is capable of Keyframe, path, hierachial, inverse kinematic, and special FX (explosions, melts, and more), by R. Shamms Mortier.
On Line, Frustrated with your attempt to connect to the Web? Try a trip to Miami, by Rob Hays.
Web Typesetting, Part 6: Reading Form Data, Catching user information from your web site, by Randy Finch.
This Old Workbench, Part 3 Compression on the Amiga, Create needed space on your Amiga on-the-fiy, by Dave Matthews.
Make Do With What You Got, In art or in life, it is not always how much you have, but what vou do with it, by R. Shamms Mortier.
ESCOM Dies The Amiga Lives! Hear the behind the scene story from the two main characters, Petro Tyschtschenko of Amiga Technologies and Bill Buck of VIScorp.
Gold From 1990? What does this array of equipment from 1990 have to do with current events? The Amiga's influence is continually being felt *1 With Amazing, the reader is always number 1.
GrafX Tidbits: j A New and for Amiga Graphics Users Figure 1. ASIMware’s PhotoCD Manager is a must for Corel and Kodak PhotoCD users.
Amazing Computing Path Finder International Software Publishing (906-475-4713) presents Pathfinder for Amiga LightWave users who also work with Windows and or Alpha rendering systems. PathFinder gives you the capability to transfer whole LightWave scenes with objects, textures, paths, and every thing else in place back and forth between the Amiga and the non-Amiga platforms, or from Amiga to Amiga or PC to PC.
This means that scenes can be developed on the Amiga, and easily ported to the non-Amiga platform for very fast rendering. The best way to do this (providing you're not networking... and if you are networking you wouldn't need PathFinder anyway) is to use the new ZIP drives on both the Amiga and the PC side to hold the necessary files. All that's necessary is to have CrossDOS installed on the Amiga side. The Amiga is the star here, because it can read write both PC and (with the right transfer software) Mac disks as well. The PathFinder docs explain the process thoroughly. .AC* r “I 8 5 5
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(A3000) 316069-03 6375-10 Agnus (318069-10)
PAL ... 0375-18 Agnus (318069-18) 2 meg
PAL..... Agnus PLCC Burndy chip pullet ... Paula
(8364) A500 A2000 .... Denise (8362)
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Gary 5719 A500 A2000 Buster 5721 (A2000) . 68COC 8MHz CPU fOPj 68000-1CMHZ CPU (DIP* .
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$ 1495 .514 95 ..$ 27.95 ..S32.95 Super Buster Rev. 11
(390539-11) .529.95 Bndgette
(391380-01) . 529.50 Video DAC
(391422-01) ..$ 19.95
68000CPU (390084-07) .... S'3.95 58020-16
(391506-01) . ... $ 18 95 MC 66882RC25A PGA New
(390434-01) St 9.95 MC 68S82RC20A
PGA . $ 30 00 MC 68882RC33A
PGA .... 537 50 XC 68882RC40A
PGA ......$ 69 95 MC 68030FE25B QFP
(390399-05) .. $ 19,95 MC 68030RC50
PGA ....$ 89.95
MOTHERBOARDS (Factory New) CD32 (no RAM memory) NTSC .....
589 95 CD32 complete with RAM tested NTSC..... 5109 95 CD32
complete with RAM'tested (PAL) 589 95 CD32
replacement CD mechanism ...$ 39 95 A5O0 (tev. 3) me
all chips (see belowl ..$ 59.95 A500 (Rev 5 6)
with Super Denise ....589 50
A6O0 .... $ 99.95
At2C0 (NTSC) Limited quantity 3.0 O S a» memory New 5289.95
4*200 (PAL) bunted quantity 3.Q C S a.: rremcry New,
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(16MHz) . 5299.95 A3000 (25MHz) ...... $ 359.95
A300OT (Tower)
25MHz ..5369.95 A4000
(limited
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CD32) .$ 184 50 C64
(refurbished, tested al chips) .S29 95 C64
untested, all chips clearance ......2 S25 00 C65 rnc.
All chips latest ROM (PAL cnly) $ 69 95 C*?8 $ 4995
C*28D .. .....$ 69 95 1541 II
..$ 17 95
* 541 Alps C 50034011 ....$ 17 95 1571
New'fcncs (310420-C') . $ 1795 PC 10 20
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860k ..538.95
A600 1200 Internal 860k .....S47.50
A600 1200 new Amiga Tech special release button 51-95 A2000
Internal 830k ..544.50
A3 DOC Internal
830k ..S-49.95 A4Q00
Internal 880k . $ 4995 CD32 Replacement CD
mechanism .539.95 Hard Drive 40MB SCSI 2 4*
- . S57.50 Hard Drive 40MB IDE 2
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4008 OK .....$ 144.50 1541
(relurtxshed) ...$ 44 50
1541II External (complete package) 569 95 1571 (limaed
quantity) .....589 95 POWER
SUPPLIES (Factory New) A500
......538.95
A500 A600 A1200 B g Ft. (ZOOWatt) Micro ft'D 579.95 A590
..... $ 19.95 A1200 110
volts ....$ 38 95 CD32
Original Factory (110 volts) .....521.95 CD32 Original
j Factory (220 volts) $ 14 95 CD32 Big Foot
(200 Wan) M.cro R D .....$ 74.50 A2000 110.220V internal
original ...$ 89.95 A2000 Big Foot (300 Watt)
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volts) ...599.95 A30Q0 Big Fool (250
watts) Micro RD ..5144,50 A30Q0
Tower 5124.00 A4000 internal (110
vofls) .....$ 119 00 A400Q mt. 300 Wan
Big Foot (exchange) ..S169 95 1084S Phillips Flyback
Transformer only .....$ 34.95 1084-Dl Phillips Daewoo
Flyback only .....$ 34 50 1084-D2 Daewoo Flyback
Transformer only $ 34 50 1084S new
Motherboard Flyback ...see below 1084S power
supply board (refurbishedi ....529.95 C54
nonrecairacfe . $ 14 95 C64
reparable .... $ 1995 CS4 5 2 amp Heavy Duty ;a
so 1750 REU). . .. S39.95 CS5 220
Volts ..$ 12.50
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D) ... S37.50 A105C RAM Expander (A1000)256K ......$ 10.95 A3000 Daughter Board ...$ 39.50 MOUSE CONTROLLERS (Factory New) CBM 1351 C64 C128 .... $ 19.95 Amiga 1352 .. ....$ 22.50 Wizard 3-button (for all Amigas) S22.95 A4000 ......$ 22.50 Amiga CDTV $ 15.85 Amiqa Al 200 mouse pert replacement kit. .. $ 7 95 003? Control er ....S* *1.75 DIAGNOSTICS A500 A2000 Emergency Start-up Kit SEE BELOW Amiga
TechiOptCS (entire library) .... CALL Advanced Amiga Analyzer (see oelow) $ 59 95 Final Test diagnostic disk by Amiga ....$ 7.95 Amiga Troubleshooting Guide ..,...$ 7,95 Commodore Diagnostician II ....$ 6.95 C64 128 Dead Test cartndge'manuai ...$ 19 95 C64 128 Diag. Cartridge no cable .. S24.75 Service Manuals .. SEE BELOW CLEARANCE SALE SX1 Expansion Module for CD32 ...$ 199.95 A600 Complete Computer System HD , . S2i9 95 CD32 Network CDROM'cable .
...553.75 VGA 15 - 23 pm RGB Adapter (390682-01) $ 19.95 A520 (New) Video Modulator Adapter kit cables msiruciions .S12.50
2. 04 3.1 Rom Switch - (Switch in) with speaker....517.50 256X4
RAM for A2058 expander, etc .$ 4.50 Monitor
Cables -10 Different types ....CALL C64
untested motherboard’all chips ...2 fcr 525.00 Cl28
untested motherboards all chips .$ 24.95 Monitors
1084S, 1950. 1802, elc .....CALL Commodore
PclO'ZO motherboard ......$ 23 00 PC power
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CDTV modulator . S2 95 CDTV complete
unit ....CALL Laser
printer memory board OK (All HP units) ...524.95 A500 power
supply (used) 220 volts 519.95 A2410 Lowfr'l
high res graphics boa-tfall ZIPS....5169.95 Sony GD6150 data
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Commodore GmbH Germany, Commodore Philippines (manufacturing) and Commodore U.K. Ltd,, has liquidated their entire Amiga inventory, A sizeable amount of that inventory was purchased directly by Paxtron U.S. We also are receiving a sizable amount of hardware from Commodore subcontractors.
Also included is the entire stock of chips and parts from Service Management Group (SMG).
1084S MOTHERBOARD WITH BUILT IN FLYBACK TRANSFORMER -This new board will cure 90 percent ol 1064S monitor problems. Simply switch the motherboard and your monitor problems are solved! This motherboard with rhe flyback faciory mounted is the exact replacement and works wilh all 1064S monitors. It's easy to install . * A500 A2000 EMERGENCY DlAGNOSTIC REPAIR KIT (Spare parts of the future) Each kit contains 8372 Agnus, (2) B520 CIA. 8364 Paula. 5719 Gary, 8362 Denise, 2.04 O S Rom, pico fuse. Burndy PLCC chip puller, Amiga Troubleshooting Guide. Final Test disk. AH chips are
new and plug rnto sockets on the motherboard. A $ 159.00 value (save $ 59.00) $ 99.95 A501 original CBM 512KB Memory Expansion Card with clock, calendar battery lor A500.
In original box instructions and warranty $ 17.50 A520 Video Modulator Adapter Kit with cables and instructions (NTSC). Run any Amiga on your .512.50 television ..... AMIGA COMPATIBLE KEYBOARDS - (Just released from Germany.) KB10Q is a sophisticated in-line adapter box for use with "AT* IBM keyboards. Use the KB 100 on your A5OQ A2OGO A3OOO A4QO0. (A600 A1200 require soldering.) ...$ 49.95 Coming soon: The KB100 built into a high quality 'AT' IBM Keyboard again with 100%
compatibility - .....S59.95 Complete service manuals Some manuals may be photocopied 5 day delivery on some manuals A500. A5O0+. 590. A1000. 1230 printer, I802, 1902, 1902A, 1934. 2002, 2091. 2300. 2630.
CDTV. 1581. CG5 .. A500 schematics, A600, 1084S, 1084S-D1, 1084ST. 1936A, 1960. A200Q ......524.00 A1200. A300D, A3000T, A4000. CD32 ...$ 39-95 ..574,50 AMIGA MONITORS-We have a large supply of refurbished 1084(S), 1902. 1930. 1950. 1602, 1702 monitors, elc. For example, the 1084(S) is $ 179.00 wilh cable and the 1950 multisync is $ 239.95. 90 day warranty CD32 REPLACEMENT CD MECHANISM - This
mechanism is a replacement for the CD32 and may also be used as an exact replacement for 60% of all Cds ....$ 39.95 A1200 MOTHERBOARD - Paxtron has purchased a limited supply of new A1200 motherboards, bolh NTSC and PAL. They come wilh 3.0 O S, all chips. 30 day warranty. Specify NTSC or PAL ..... -......* .....* ....S289.95 (Optional - 31 O S and diskettes, installed add $ 56.95.) SUPERGEN (internal Genlock) for A2000 - By Progressive Image Tech Digital Creations Most
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