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PEOPLE buying A3000s now get three muitimedia toois sup piied with the machine at no extra cost, making it mote attractive to Creative businesses or singie media producers. The packages inciuded arc Scaia, AmigaVision and Deiuxe Paint !V. Commodore consider aü of them to be idea! for muitimedia appiications. !t is the first fime Deiuxe Pain! !V has heen packaged with any Amiga and it supports overscan for desktop video, 3D perspective and animation, and enabies work with ai! 4,096 coiours onscreen. AmigaVision is the computer giant's own authoring ian-guage, integrating Amiga fiies into an icon-based flow chart and aüowing users to assembie their own présentations, combining animation, audio, text and graphies. Présentation system Scaia has a button-styie interface and inciudes dispiay backgrounds, a variety of fonts for text overiay and support for Ascii and PostScript fiies. Said Commodore s head of muitimedia Barry Thurston: "This iafesf package makes muitimedia avaiiabie at a reaüs-tic price for any créative business user. The Amiga 3000 is A T 500 fo ?un a 33MM* A CARD to increase the speed of Al500 and A2000s is set to be reieased in the UK soon by Süica Systems (081-3091111). Seüing at 6999, the Great Vaüey Products 68030 processor fitted with a 68882 fioating processor unit wiü run at 33MHz, faster than any of its competitors. !t wiü have a hard disk controüer and is suppiied with four megabytes of 32- bit RAM which can be expanded to 16 megabytes. A spokesman for Süica said that whiie the board is based on Combo technoiogy, it remains nameiess. Said Siiica's Andy Leaning: "GVP*s new card upgrades the Amiga 1500 to give it the processing power of an Amiga 3000. Anyone considering buying an Amiga 3000 can now buy an Amiga 1500 and GVP card and get the same spécification and power for 61,575 iess." FoteMff for A T 500 hundfe

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Document sans nom Issue 45 • February 1992 • £2.99 page games supplement INSIDE: Bars & Pipes Pro • Floppy drive round-up I Videon digitiser review ¥ IVEV ITIIftMVhE 32 FACT-PACKED PAGES OF ESSENTIAL INFO 9m Now 8 million tolours for less than £500!
The latest CAD power packages reviewed UWPRESS Comms • Music • DTV • Amos • DTP Some things are worth waiting for... Hi Soft Devpac 3 Devpac Version 3 is here at last. The two earlier versions of HiSoft Devpac for the Amiga set a standard in 68000 assembly language programming which was hard to surpass, but we think that we've done it. This new package has had a complete facelift, from the editor through to the debugger; in fact so many features have been added and improved that we feel confident in the claim that Devpac 3 is the ultimate assembly language development system on the Amiga .
.. for now!
The Editor A new multi-window editor with bookmarks, mouse block’inarking, macros, complete window flexibility (including multi*views on one file), extensive user configuration and full integration with the other Devpac programs. The editor makes use of Workbench 2 or 1.3 automatically.
The Assembler Improved and extended, the Devpac 3 assembler is now at least 40% faster than its predecessor (without pre-assembly), supports the full 680x0 range of processors including the maths co-processors and has a tremendous number of switchable optimisations. With the ability to pre-assemble files for inclusion, it can now claim to be the fastest assembler on the Amiga.
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Again, there is support for all the new processors and the floating point chips.
Devpac 3 comes complete with all the necessary include files, a linker, many examples and a clear, helpful manual.
At last, a new Pascal compiler for your Amiga; Highspeed Pascal. Compiling at close to 20 (XX) lines per minute on a humble A500 and with a fully integrated environment (based on the new HiSoft multi-window editor), High-Speed Pascal is the answer to your programming prayers.
The compiler is very close to the standard set by Turbo Pascal 5 on the PC and enables you to port programs directly from the PC or ST - even the BG1 unit is provided for graphic compatibility. You can compile separate units, link with assembler or use the inline assembler provided and we also supply a special version of our 680x0 debugger which allows you to debug Pascal programs at a source code level.
The full Pascal language is supported including such worthy additions as structured constants, flexible string handling and absolute variables.
Highspeed Pascal comes complete with all the necessary files for working with the Amiga '$ operating system, a host of examples and a professional, ring-bound manual.
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HlghSpeed Pascal is remarkably friendly and easy-to-use HiSoft Devpac 3 and Highspeed Pascal are just two ot the products that we supply tor your Amiga Other titles include ProFlighl.
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44000 - more amazing details The machine will be named the Amiga 4000 and will be fitted with a 66040 processor, enabling the computer to run up to five times faster than the current 68030-based A3G00.
It will have multi-monitor support and is claimed to have a 24-bit graphics board as standard, with 16-bit By John Butters sound. The CD-ROM drive which has recently been rumoured for the A4000 appears not to have been included.
Experts now believe that a SCSI II interface will be included to enable information to be transferred at up to ten megabytes per second to and from hard drives.
Technology included in the "Super Amiga" is likely to mean that it will sell for between £4,000 and £5,000, and will be aimed at high-end graphics applications such as broadcasting, multimedia and presentations.
The A4000 could also be employed comfortably for computer-aided design or desktop publishing work, where it would operate faster than the industry-standard Apple Macintosh. Commodore refused to talk about the A4000's details, simply commenting: "We haven't got a release date for that machine, either in the UK or US."
Sales exceed three million WORLDWIDE sales of the Amiga reached three million during the last couple of months of 1991, Commodore have announced.
A million machines were sold during the year, and total sales for the UK alone are predicted to pass the million mark early this year. The giant says that the Amiga's use in home computing, education, leisure and professional markets make it unique in the UK market place.
Commodore UK boss Steve Franklin enthused: "Actions speak louder than words. Right now I doubt there is any other computer which can equal the growth of the Amiga.
"This is an astonishing display of strength, especially during a worldwide recession, and 1992 promises to be even better," he added.
IS A surprise marketing move. Commodore have backed down on their refusal to link the CDTV with the Amiga, the machine at the centre of the player.
It follows several months of the manufacturer going out of their way to distance CDTV from computers. They maintain that this was needed to attract people who would not consider buying a conventional computer.
CDTV, they said, was new technology because it could show text and music from compact discs. None of the firm's advertising mentioned the word computer and stores selling the player were forced to display it at least four feet away from computers.
Commodore Latest press and television advertising labels the machine Amiga CDTV, which one marketing expert said was needed because of "difficulties in explaining the multimedia concept and the undeniable cachet of the market-ieading Amiga brand". It continues to be badged simply CDTV. Commodore's Andrew Ball said: "It seemed sensible to link CDTV with one of the strongest names in home entertainment.
"CDTV was always going to be launched in several stages - its potential is far greater than any games playing machine."
He added that the firm have spent money educating people about CDTV's abilities and thought that recent promotions on Radio 1 and coverage on BBC television's Tomorrow's World programme had helped the campaign.
By mid-December Commodore had sold 8,000 machines through to consumers and the company expects total UK sales to stand at 30,000 by the end of the Christmas selling period.
Meanwhile, two more High Street chains have taken the machine on board. Dixons and Comet are to stock it at more than 30 stores each and it is to enter about 100 independents.
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA Classic bundle planned CDTV linked with Amiga THERE is growing speculation that Commodore are to. Release an Amiga 800 Classic bundle in the near future, containing a computer, hard disk drive and monitor.
Reports suggest that the A500 is to be powered from a 68020 processor and all the elements will be cased together, m a similar way to the Apple Macintosh Classic. The machine will also have 16-channel sound, says a source.
Industry newspaper Computer Trade Weekly has added weight to the rumour, claiming that the Amiga family is to be increased this year with a machine to fill the gap between the A500P and A1500. No other details were given.
2 ua b n © 3 A spokesman for Commodore said he was unaware of the bundle and added it was certainly not a product they were considering releasing in the UK.
Six thousand balloons released THE sky turned white over the BBC's Pebble Mill studios recently as Evesham Micros handed over a cheque for £6,853 to the BBC Children in Need Appeal at the start of their Mighty Balloon Marathon.
Multimedia pa€ks go with A3000 AMIGA ideal for use in corporate communications and presentations, interactive training, animation, CAD and control and simulation procedures."
Price starts at £3,524.
For all your presentation needs V. V I he launch of more than 6,(XX) balloons was the result of months of writing tickets and was watched by millions of TV viewers.
Each balloon was labelled with the name of an Evesham Micros customer and the owner of the balloon which travelled the furthest by January 31. 1992 will win an A5 X) and colour monitor. The person returning the winning ticket receives an Atari l ynx games console.
“Sitting inside a cold enormous balloon net for several hours, with thousands of balloons to inflate, isn't everyone's idea of fun," said Evesham's marathon organiser Billiard Hicks.
"But it was all worthwhile to raise such an ama ing figure. The most thanks must go to our generous customers and everyone concerned with local fund raising which managed to boost the Marathon total by an extra £680," he added.
Four million tolours for CDTV fN £ AMIGA CDTV owners will soon be able to buy a card to enable i i i S' I 400,000 colours from a total palette of four million to be displayed onscreen at any time.
Plugging in to an expansion socket at the back of the machine, Advanced Video Mode Card will sell for £49.99 and is planned for launch within the first few months of 1992.
PEOPLE buying A3000s now get three multimedia tools supplied with the machine at no extra cost, making it more attractive to creative businesses or single media producers.
The packages included are Scala, AmigaVision and Deluxe Paint |V. Commodore consider all of them to be ideal for multimedia applications.
It is the first time Deluxe Paint IV has been packaged with any Amiga and it supports overscan for desktop video, 3D perspective and animation, and enables work with all 4,096 colours onscreen.
AmigaVision is the computer giant’s own authoring language, integrating Amiga files into an icon-based flow chart and allowing users to assemble their own presentations, combining animation, audio, text and graphics.
Presentation system Scala has a button-style interface and includes display backgrounds, a variety of fonts for text overlay and support for Ascii and PostScript files.
Said Commodore's head of multimedia Barry Thurston: "This latest package makes multimedia available at a realistic price for any creative business user. The Amiga 3000 is A I 500 to run at 33MHz A CARD to increase the speed of A1500 and A2000s is set to be released in the UK soon by Silica Systems (081-309 1111).
Selling at £999, the Great Valley Products 68030 processor fitted with a 68882 floating processor unit will run at 33MHz, faster than any of its competitors.
It wiU have a hard disk controller and is supplied with four megabytes of 32- bit RAM which can be expanded to 16 megabytes. A spokesman for Silica said that while the board is based on Combo technology, it remains nameless.
Said Silica's Andy Leaning: "Gyp’s new card upgrades the Amiga 1500 to give it the processing power of an Amiga 3000. Anyone considering buying an Amiga 3000 can now buy an Amiga 1500 and GVP card and get the same specification and power for £1,575 less.” Facelift for A I 500 bundle DETAILS released for a new A1S00 bundle show Commodore will continue to direct the computer towards the family.
Three games will be contained in the pack - Puzznic, Toki and Elf. Deluxe Paint III, Home Accounts and The Works make up the bundle's serious content.
A Commodore spokesman said the firm were optimistic that in 1992 sales for the mid-range machine would be increased to between 15,000 and 20,000 units. The A1S00 continues to sell at £999.
Unix reseller appointed director Tony Leatham said: “The adaptability of the Amiga is increasing all the time. Amiga Unix software titles will include the most popular database engines as well as graphics and DTP packages."
Commodore's Barry Thurston added: "As an Amiga Unix reseller for Commodore, Applied Systems can now translate their developments in both environments into complete business solutions."
Commodore added that ASG work with many blue chip firms and install systems where the multitasking Amiga could be employed.
Prices depend upon the type of application and number of computers required by firms. Applied Systems can be contacted on 0724 280222.
A MAJOR supplier of systems solutions have been appointed by Commodore as the sole UK Amiga Unix reseller, supplying and installing Amiga Unix platforms, software and networking products.
Applied Systems Group have been working closely with Commodore for some time on the development of Unix and networking systems for the Amiga, including Network File System, TCP IP, MS-DOS Unix and AmigaDOS integration.
Commodore claim that the platform outperforms traditional vendors in its price bracket and say many early evaluators of the product have switched to the Amiga from Sun 4, 486 and 68000-based workstations.
Applied Systems' technical sales Amiga heads for BETT FOLLOWING on from the pub Illation of the Commodore Schools Catalogue recently, the company have announced that they plan to show curriculum solutions for all subjects at the BEIT '92 education exhibition.
The complete range of the manufacturer's computers will be displayed, including the Amiga and Amiga CDTV.
Hie Amiga will feature as an ideal system for Special Needs departments and will he shown with the Concept 2000 keyboard and Touch Window.
The A500's high quality colour, graphics, sound, video, text and animation capabilities are also planned to he demonstrated through curriculum applications.
"Commodore are committed to providing affordable quality solutions to meet the needs of both teachers and pupils within the parameters of the National Curriculum," says their education manager Peter Talbot.
“ I Iris will he demonstrated at BETT 92."
The show runs from January 22 to 25 at London's Barbican Centre and entrance is restricted to those working within education.
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Maths to be played with A NEW maths adventure program for the Amiga enables children aged between six and 14 to revise and check their progress in National Curriculum maths in a fun way.
Using a series of four games, questions are asked on a wide range of maths topics with correct replies taking the pupil from the land of the cave men to being tasked with saving a city from destruction by unknown creatures.
Topics covered in Kosmos Software's (0S255 3942) Maths Adventure include multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, fractions and decimals.
Alternatively, everyday use of the subject can be covered in money problems, Shape and space, or weights and measures.
Each section can be specifically asked for, allowing students to practise individual sections of the curriculum with which they have difficulty. There are four difficulty levels, adjusted automatically to suit the child's ability.
During the exercises, the computer keeps track of a pupil's progress and if mistakes are made the correct answers are displayed onscreen. Records of performance are kept for each topic and these can be examined or printed as hard copy at any time.
Price: £25.99. "Precision's Commodore and Atari products clearly do not fit in with our focus on PC application-based software," he added.
Oxxi can be contacted on 081-330 6911 but the firm are looking for new premises and so this is expected to change.
Swapping OS A BOARD which will enable Amiga owners to swap between different versions of the computer's operating system is now being imported into the UK by Aquarian PD (0703 685006).
Supplied without ROMs, MultiStart II can switch between Workbench
1. 2,1.3 and 2 through keyboard commands which reset the Amiga
and force it to progress to the next ROM plugged in to the
board.
Complete with an easy-to-under- stand manual it costs £39.99. ROMs cost between £36 and £48 each and are available from the firm.
Tornado goes 3D
• •••••••••• Amiga best buy TESTS by consumer magazine Which?
Found the Amiga to be the best buy for games players, giving
the machine a boost during the runup to Christmas.
Five non-PC compatibles and four PC compatibles were examined by the magazine and while each had selling points, the Amiga was found to have the edge in terms of cost and games software availability.
Citizen get Swifter AN KNHANCF.D version of Citizen's Swift 24 printer is being targeted at home users, small businesses and schools.
The Swift 24e now runs at 216 characters per second. It has an extra two fonts and is supplied with a free colour kit worth £38. The printer sells for £369.
The machine was criticised, however, for its user interface and disk drives. The Apple Macintosh Classic was awarded best overall buy.
BUDDING fighter pilots will soon be able to get behind the controls of ProFlight 2, the latest version of the Tornado flight simulator from HiSoft (0525 718181).
The main addition will be enhanced gameplay, although the firm would like to maintain Proflight 2's reputation as a serious program.
This is achieved with 3D effects, moving objects and intelligent enemy jets which will engage in dogfights.
Scenery will be improved and the programmers are hoping to add runway lighting and different enemy aircraft types. Company boss David Link says it will take features from other military simulators and beat them. Upgrades will be available but prices remain to be fixed.
Libraries share PD PUBLIC domain and shareware disks are to become more freely available following a decision by more than 30 libraries to agree to share all releases with each other as soon as they become available. The deal came at a recent conference called by Derek Meakin, chairman of F.uropress Publications, publisher of Amiga Computing and its sister magazine Shareware Shopper.
He explained: "One of the main reasons we held the conference was because of the acute problems Shareware Shopper readers said they were facing in obtaining disks reviewed in the magazine."
The industry-proposed solution will involve all-formats library Advantage duplicating all disks reviewed in the shareware magazine and making them available to other libraries advertising in that month's issue- Advantage live at 56 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7HJ and can be contacted by phone on 0242 224340.
Video help arrives COMPLETE Training Package for the Amiga is a video package just released by New Image Videos (0723 362218).
Written by two Amiga experts, the video is sold with an Amiga Jargon Dictionary and Quick Technical Reference Guide which explains Amiga phrases.
The Guru Meditation Guide unravels the mysteries of Guru Meditations and enables users to benefit from the information they provide. Utility software supplied allows students to follow step-by-step examples shown on the video.
Price of £24.99 entitles customers to a postal help service.
Devpac assembly complete ASSEMBLY language programmers are now able to buy Devpac 3, the latest version of* the development system from Bedford-based HiSoft (0525 718181).
It now has a new multi-window editor and an improved assembler running up to 40 per cent faster than its predecessor. A debugger is also included to aid bug hunting and learning.
1 N1 3 7 m 0 1 I I Complete with ail necessary files, a linker and manual it costs £69.95. Upgrades from earlier copies are available for £34.95. Upgrade for Harlequin Saver tor laser retills FREQUENT laser printer users can now save up to 50 per cent on the cost of replacement toner with a long life toner system developed by Beach Imaging (081-850 8344).
Compatible with most types of printers, Permajet consists of a cartridge which has been modified to enable it to be used five times, and refill bottles. The system costs £190, making the price for each cartridge £38.
The 24-bit graphics board, Harlequin, has been upgraded to offer Improvement in applications such as animation and multi- media.
The enhancements give it an extra four modes, colour cycling, full-screen overlay and an increase from double buffer to six buffers. New modes are 24-bit look-up, 15-bit true colour, 8-bit true colour and 8-bit pseudo colour.
"The Harlequin+ represents the most exciting advance for the Amiga in professional video since Newtek announced the Video Toaster," commented Amiga Centre Scotland’s Martin Lowe.
Talk to the CDTV MICRODEAL (0726 68020) have announced the immediate availability of a microphone and a French language tuition program for the CDTV player.
Voice Master is a package including a microphone and interface, plug* ging into the machine's parallel printer port and requiring no external power supply.
It is designed for use with the company's interactive CDTV software such as Joky Karaoke, Voice FX or latest education release Astcrix and Son.
Based on the popular Asterix cartoon character, Astcrix and Son provides more than 30 hours of French study, (here is an hour ot spoken French, 400 colour cartoon drawings, complete F'ngiish translation and more than 1,500 vocabulary items.
Split into sections to allow students to learn in different ways, it is aimed at all levels. Voice Master costs £39.99 and Asterix and Son, £34.99. "The Harlequin* provides broadcasters with features not found on any other PC platform. It offers a challenge to software developers to make full use of its additional functionality," he added.
At the time of going to press its price remained to be fixed, but the firm have pledged to offer an opportunity to upgrade to users of the earlier version.
40MHz planned for 040 AN AMERICAN hardware manufacturer is set to produce 68040 accelerator cards for the A2Q0Q and A3000 which are designed to run at 40MHz when chips become available.
The first SupraTurbo 68040 boards will run at 25MHz, support 64 megabytes of RAM and have a 4k data cache.
Supra expect to have the product available for both machines early this year. Supplied with four megabytes of memory, it should sell in Germany for DM 2,800 (about £965).
Graphics standard proposed AT a recent meeting between developers In America, two leading hardware manufacturers joined forces to propose a new standard in Amiga graphics, to be called Standard Amiga Graphics Fjctension.
SAGE, established by Progressive Peripherals and Software and Digital Micronics, is described as providing a fast and efficient method for Amiga software developers to support all Texas Instruments processor boards.
PP&S say that while many firms were enthusiastic about SAGE, no firms have so far committed themselves to use it and say it is basically an "operating system within an operating system".
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DIARY DATES 14 to 16 February 1992 5th International 16-bit Computer Show Organiser Westminster Exhibitions (081-5493444) Venue: Wembley Exhibition Halls The first post-Christmas show for Amiga owners.
7 to 10 April 1992 Which Computer? Show Organiser: Reed (081-9489800) National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham One of the country’s top shows, but heavily biased towards the PC.
12 to 14 April 1992 European Computer Trade Show Organiser Blenheim Online (081-868 4466) Venue: Business Design Centre, London A trade-only show.
28 to 31 May 1992 Spring Computer Shopper Show Organiser Blenheim PEL (081-8684466) Venue: Olympia, London Promised to attract many Amiga exhibitors.
OVERSEAS 24 to 26 January 1992 Benelux Computer 92 Organiser: Interexpo & Media (01031 40 464601) Venue: Eindhoven Trade Fair Building Very similar to the UK's Computer Shopper Show.
3 to 5 April 1992 Amiga Berlin Organiser: AMI Shows Europe (i01049809224086) Venue: AMK Berlin The first German Amiga show of the year.
28 to 31 May 1992 Consumer Electronics Show Organiser: E1G CEG Venue: Chicago The show opens for the first time to the public on May 30 and 31
1992.
8 to 11 October 1992 Amiga Koln Organiser AMI Shows Europe (010 49 8092 24086) Venue: Koln Messe A chance to catch up on the year’s developments in the active Amiga world.
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VISA £79.95 Inc Vat 1 Meg Required GBRoute Plus Route Planner for the Amiga £79.95 Inc Vat 1 Meg Required CBRoute Plus for Iho Amiga computer has been carefully designed to assist the United Kingdom motorist plan easily and efficiently journeys almost anywhere in the UK. CBRoute Pius will not only find routes but will also cost, time and distance a journey in a matter of seconds, allowing the user to then print out a route or graphical map in either black and white or colour. There are many other features within the software designed for ease of use many of which allow the user to customise
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out of the 24-bit revolution by reason of budgetary
constraints, the prospect of a pseudo-24- bit add-on for less
than the price of a decent VCR may be hard to resist. HAM-E,
covered in our July 1991 issue, was the first of such devices,
but despite its mpressive power-to-price ratio, it failed to
make the 'npact its launch had promised. The newest contender,
D*grtal Creations' DCTV, looks set to enjoy greater success.
DCTV stands for Digital Composite Television, and therein lies
the unit's idiosyncracy. The output from DCTV is in composite
video form, so its images aren't displayed as sharp or detailed
as a component RGB image. To view the DCTV screen, you must
switch your monitor to CVBS input.
Initially, when the unit is first plugged in, this can be a bit off-putting because if you've been used to sharp RGB images, you can feel a bit deflated by the comparatively fuzzy CVBS "telly" pictures you will see on your 1084 or CM8833. For video enthusiasts, however, this should not be a cause for alarm, as DCTV is actually outputtihg a video-legal signal of the kind they would expect to see on tape.
DCTV, just like HAM-E, comes in the form of an external box you connect between the Amiga and your ?
Monitor. When physical installation is complete, taking no more than three minutes, installing the software on your hard disk is a breeze, and DCTV's paint digitiser package is up and running.
There's no need to open your Amiga - all the user need do with DCTV is twiddle the Pixel Adjust knob until the unit is property calibrated to the signals being output by the Amiga's video chips.
At this point, DCTV begins to show its superiority over HAM-E. The latter's bundled paint package, though free, was universally received as a disappoint* ment. DCTV's software rests comfortably at the opposite pole, being easy to use, smooth in operation on even an unaccelerated A500, and offering many powerful features.
In one powerful package, Digital Creations have crammed in a fully specified paint package, digitising software complete with image processing controls, and a powerful conversion utility. It is possible, therefore, to import an image from a camera or VCR, apply the processing tools, touch it up in Paint mode, then convert the result to any Amiga video mode you please.
As DCTV uses a 24-bit palette, it is also possible to save images in 24-bit IFF format which, though usually 1 Mb or greater in size, are ideal for use in DTP packages and the like. DCTV's proprietary Display and Raw formats produce files of a much smaller size, but these can only be properly viewed with the DCTV hardware attached, and appear as horribly fudged 16-colour images in any other Amiga package which doesn't as yet support the format.
Multiple formats Two standalone utilities are provided with the four DCTV software disks to make this sort of to-and-fro operation easier on the user. Not to be confused with the conversion options available from within the paint package, the extra utilities enable the user to use images generated in other packages with DCTV.
The first is IFFtoDCTV. Not only will it handle all standard IFFs up to full 24-bit files, it will also convert Turbo Silver RCB8 and Sculpt4D compressed files, and offers the user a range of options on the parameters of the output file.
The second, S4DtolLBM, is used when dealing with Sculpt4D's component 24-bit images, which are saved by Sculpt as separate red, green, and blue files.
S4DtolLBM grabs the three files and combines them in a standard 24-bit IFF which DCTV can import and display. As with IFFtoDCTV, the user can specify various parameters for the resulting image.
So much for DCTV's communication skills. They would be of little use if the paint software was of inferior quality. Happily that is not the case. DCTV's paint package is both powerful and friendly.
There are three options once DCTV has kicked in - Paint, Convert, and Digitise. The first to fall prey to eager mouse clicks is bound to be Digitise, so let's start there.
Smooth colour transition DCTV doesn’t output an RGB signal, so it doesn't pretend to be another Amiga video mode - unlike the two extra register modes supplied by HAM-E. Instead, it offers four to eight million true colours on a "video-legal" composite screen.
This means you can have a full colour screen without the colour gradations resulting from HAM'S method of modifying pixel colours depending on the colour of the pixels around them. There’s no HAM fringing, and no ragged transitions from one colour to the next.
There Is a full 24-bit palette to choose from, so there are actually many more colours available than a video tape will handle You'll notice the difference between a DCTV display and a Harlequin, of course, but then you gets what you pays tor or, In the case of DCTV, you gets a lot more than you pays for The on-board digitiser would appear a little disappointing at first sight.
It has no instant snapshot facility and must take its images from a still source, either a camera pointed at a stationary object, or a VCR on pause. Having used it for a while, though, I found it a bit of a cracker. For a start, its inclusion puts DCTV far ahead of HAM-E, as the latter has no built- in digitiser. The biggest surprise, however, was the quality of grabs one could gamer from even a fairly poor VCR.
I tried it first with a NICAM S-VHS machine sporting a high-quality pause feature, and the results were as good as I'd expected. Next, though, I gave the unit a bash on my ratty old VCR at home - one of those adept at making a paused picture look like a snowstorm - and DCTV made some pretty good attempts at grabbing what were rather indistinct images.
Once a frame has been imported, the digitise section has a selection of tools with which to process it. The user can sharpen the image, adjust the red, green, or blue components, or alter the picture's chrominance (colour level) and luminance (brightness). The latter pair are complemented by tint and contrast controls, rounding off an extremely useful and easy to use set of sliders.
The original image is stored in a buffer ready to be restored if you make an almighty mess of things, and when you're happy with the alterations, clicking on Commit will permanently alter the data. You're now ready to save the frame or shove it off to the paint section for touching up, Here lies DCTV's heart and soul, and as a paint package there is little to fault it on. Operations are split into six main sections - Fill, Brush, Stencil, Gradient, Color and Wells - each of which can be accessed no matter where in the package the user is currently working.
The Fill section offers four main types of fills and a host of variations on each. The gradient fill alone has eight different techniques to choose from, ranging from straightforward horizontal gradients to the quite weird looking spiral fill.
As the unit is displaying the gradients in composite video, they can look less smooth than a £1,500 24-bit card, but the results are still immeasurably better than standard Amiga displays, including even the best HAM picture.
A surprising extra is the warp fill, which wraps the currently active clip (brush) around either a cylinder or a sphere. Not as powerful as G2's Imagic software, perhaps, but a lovely touch in a bundled paint package for a peripheral in this price bracket.
DCTV's brush section is where a lot of the action takes place in paint mode. Here the user chooses with what type of brush to paint, how the colour will be applied, and the size and flow rates of the painted ?
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formats are very dever little beasts, when you create a DCTV
image and save it as a 24-bil file, it can take up over 1Mb of
hard drive space. The same image saved in DCTV's display format
will occupy only 50k or so, because it is a 16-colour IFF with
one ingenious difference.
When saved, the top left-hand comer of a DCTV image contains composite video wave information which, when deciphered by the hardware, provides the information needed by the fittle black box to display its own much more colourful pictures. This means you must never paint over the top left- hand corner of the screen when messing about with DCTV images in another package, but the restriction is hardly worth talking about when the advantages are weighed up.
Take the process of creating a couple of dozen ray traced 24-bit images using Imagine or Sculpt 4D (both of which now support DCTV). To animate the sequence, you'd normally need either a frame advance video or an Amiga with many megabytes of RAM. With DCTV attached, the 24-bit files can be loaded one at a time and saved in DCTV display format, then loaded into Dpaint 3 to be tacked together as an animation.
The finished product, when played through DCTV, will appear in its original form, and can be saved to tape in real time as a continuous composite video signal. The process can be a lengthy one, but it negates the need for lots of RAM, and cuts out the expensive video recorder altogether. The advantages to the serfy-pro or video enthusiast are that DCTV thus brings full video colour quality animations down in price by at least fifty percent.
Clever custom f lines.
Tne effects available are, again, surprisingly complete in a free package. Tnere are nine in total, any one of which can be applied with brushes of twenty different sizes. Control of paint flow is available from 1 to 100 per cent, and even the brush's X Y ratio can be set manually.
Of the effects, Airbrush, Blend, Smooth, and Shade will be most familiar to Amiga owners, even if the quality of painting they can produce is not, but Rubthru and Water will be new to most. Rubthru enables the user to rub away part of the current image so that the picture held in the spare page shows through. If used with a low flow setting and a carefully planned spare page, Rubthru can produce excellent effects.
Faces appearing through the mist, pictures fading gently into one another, and even video effects can be rendered in this fashion. If, for example, the user enables Rubthru at a flow setting of 20 per cent, and uses full screen box fills, the spare page can be made to fade in over a number of frames, and the sequence saved to tape as a link in a video presentation.
True, the effect could be produced on a presentation package with a lot less hassle, but DCTV offers a much higher quality true video effect when used in this manner.
Tne Water tool is less spectacular, but capable of results none of the other brushes could produce, it's designed to work in the same way as a water-colour artist's brush works, in that it "holds* a certain amount of paint which depletes as you brush across the canvas.
Depending on the flow setting, this will happen faster or slower, but the paint ’ nil always blend with whatever colour it is applied over, jus Unique results colours. Tne results are ideal for pastoral scenes and other soft-focus painting, such as waterfalls and the like.
Overall, the brush section is as comprehensive as any of the 24-bit paint packages we've seen, with the possible exception of TV Paint, and offers options enough to satisfy any owner.
Tne remaining features - Stencil, Colour and Wells - are a little less exciting, but they all continue DCTV's tneme of completeness and attention to detail. Stencil, for example, has a "colour closeness" option whicn enables the setting of a mask colour within definable tolerances.
Tnis means you can choose a low setting and the mask will include all colours within, say, 33 per cent of the colour you specified. If you're working against a background of a gradient fill, you can thus choose to mask in a picture gradually.
The Colour section gives the user control over the colour chosen and offers four ways of defining new colours. Tnere's RGB, CMY (handy for anything you might want to print to paper), HLS, and HSV, so no matter what equipment your final picture is to be output to, you should find a colour standard to fit your requirements.
The Wells section is a simple colour choosing screen, but has the now obligatory mixing area for the user to experiment on new colour mixes.
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I for one remain unconvinced now useful such mixers are, as most computer artiste aren't converts from canvas, but it has been included because DcfV includes just about everything else.
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The only problem DCTV might encounter is that its Strength could be its main weakness on a first viewing, due to its reliance on a CVBS display which might look a bit fuzzy to users of sharp RGB monitors. On good monitors, even in composite mode, this is less restricting, but on one oJd 1084 I tried it on, the fuzziness and flickering made my eyes water.
Apart from this, and as long as the niche market it aims for actually exists (one step forward ail you video enthusiasts and small-scale producers), DCTV should sell like hot potatoes in a Russian bread queue.
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Professional has arrived. Paul Austin looks at a music package that understands the essentials of composing plumbing Editing options - what's on offer
- - exctng as the tools section can be. It's Stil only part of
the package. Equally important has to be the program's edt-
- -g options, and here again Bars & Pipes Pro isn't found wanung.
3cetie dicidng on any sequence brings up the edit window which will display its cata as other standard musica: nota- jcc. Traditional bass and treble clefs, in the familiar piano roll format, as hybrid notation or even as an event fist.
A special plus for real musos is the option to pnn: in notation form, complete with lyrics and chord designations As “£gnt expect, the actual editing of tracks is much the same as any sequencer with the usual array of cut and paste nainatiorts. Just about every editing option is on hand, so even nardened studio hands shouldn’t have any problems.
A sang construction window does al! Of the large scale editing. As a result building complex multi-sequence songs is . This, combined with the master parameters window with its ability to define lyrics, chords, keys, scales, rhythm, oynarr-cs and time signatures, makes large scale editing and arrangement simple.
Mgs sequencers are fairly similar, the only difference being the number and variety of extra features. As a result, choosing one is relatively iopie - a brief glance down the features list and all the isencal questions are answered.
'Sffir afl, the vast majority of sequencers are litde more rur musical engineering platforms. In goes the raw mate- are out pops a multitrack masterpiece. This is just about uzm i you know exactly what you want from your fin- sv-c piece, but if we're honest., does anyone?
R you're essenbafly a composer rather than an engineer, Dc well aware that real music is 90 per cent inspjra- xc and 10 per cent planning. It just happens - you hit a roc. Piay a riff, and suddenly there's a song in the making. .Vrth most sequencers this "suck it and see..." approach isn't easy, but with Bars k Pipes Pro it couldn't be simpler. If you're a songwriter rather than a producer there simply isn't another sequencer that comes anywhere near.
It is stunning, and a pleasure to work with to boot The program's primary strength has to be its open- ended and flexible approach. If you want to try something new it actively encourages you to have a bash, and if it doesn't work out everything can go back to where it was without any risk of damaging the original data.
As you may have noticed from the screenshots, the phrase Bars and Pipes doesn't simply refer to measures and instruments, in fact, a pipeline is the soul of the sequencer, through which all the Midi information passes.
On the main track screen the pipelines start on the left flow through the sequencer and emerge on the right. Once there, they enter a final section of pipe, prior to leaving the package and heading for the synths or modules of your choice. The ckver bit is what can be added to the pipeline to alter the raw Midi data flowing through it This is where the ToolBox makes its mark.
As the name suggests, the ToolBox is a collection of gadgets that do all manner of wondrous things to Midi information. The variety is impressive and increasing by the day as more tools are added in the form of expansion modules. Tnese modules contain numerous tools aimed at a specific areas sud) as multimedia, studio work or simply to enhance creativity.
Using a tool is simple - just select it from the box with the trusty rodent and drop it into the pipeline on either side of the sequencer.
If tools are placed in the pipe on the left of the sequencer, the actual Midi information within RAM is altered to reflea the chosen effect However, if a tool is & - g '• * t Underneath tne friendly extenor beats the heart of a very serious sequencer, with a full range of system-exduswe commands and SMPTE opoons. As mentioned eariier, there's also a range of dedicated modules for multimedia and video applications.
To drive the DTV point home. Blue Ribbon Souncxvorks are presently' developing additions which will operate with Cwi SV-24 multimeaa card. The combination of Bars & Pipes Pro, SMPTE and trie IV-24's PlP (Picture In Picture) could mean that Bars k Pipes Pro may well dominate DTV and musical combinations on the machine.
Support is also planned for the -Sunrise Industries 12- and lo-mt sampling boards which could make the package a studio standard within the area to disk market.
Even if the package isn't adopted by the big boys, your creations can easfy make it into the studio thanks to the strangely titled Mutfy utility, which coverts Bars & Pipes Pro's output into the universal Midi format that any studio sequencer will be nappy to work with.
Otner power options indude complete Arexx support plus Big Sys, which allows the transmitting and receiving of system-exclusive information. This is ideal for sending and saving patch banks to your sequencer.
For the very serious, there's also an option to use up to five separate Midi ports, giving a total of SO Midi channels to choose from. Obvious you'll nave to invest in an appropriate serial expansion port but that's a small pnee to pay for the almost limitless power of 80 channels.
J;£ £.«,*«* * B c£»is£&'Z ¦ » & y& twfiSG*; -=¦ £ cr GfifliSfifi *- g '- B§-3fi£ - ; *¦ f r gcc&or :1- e .« c „ - 15 £“*»&« '* «* ¦ x c ee i b c e35SS© *• C Ce [*- CiCSEECGftEEt:** A few mo e tools than tom wit h Use package as standard but even with the drioult collection, wondrous sounds await placed to me right side only, the data leaving the program and bound for the instruments is altered.
You can experiment as much as you like. If a particular effect sounds dreadful you can remove it at any stage, without permanent damage.
Another huge bonus of the TooiBox format ts its fiexka- ity. For example, if you were to place an Echo or Delay mol onto several tracks, you effectively get a separate signal processor for each.
This is because a complete copy of the tool is gwsn to each track. Once in place, a simple double dick and the tool reveals its vety own requester. As a result, each track can be fine tuned to suit your particular tasters even possible to buad macro tools from individuals, so if you were particulaify fond of a harmonised effect with a touch of modulation and a little delay, you could combine ail three into a single tool which would then take its place alongside the others as a permanent resident flexible tools Tools aren't limited to single tracks - they can be employed on entire songs or
just selected sections. They allow complex re-channelising of tracks on both tne incoming and outgoing pipelines. It's even possible to apply tools to indt- viduai notes. Amazing There are a reasonable selection of tools bundled with the software, but I doubt it would be long before anyone could resist the temptation of the additional modules.
The number of tools on a track is limitless, as indeed is the number of tracks themselves - the only restriction is the amount of available memoty. Two megabytes is about right
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with a manual the size of a phone book, but that's not the
case with Bars k Pipes Pro. In fact it's quite possible to
dive straight in and get results.
The entire design, layout and approach of the program is friendly and instinctive, for example, to mute a track you click on a tap until the flow stops. To overdub, click again and two pipes flow from the sequencer. Once more and a single pipe appears, allowing only pre-recorded data to emerge.
Power players This simple and logical approach filters right through the package. Consequently the excellent manual becomes more of a handy reference than a constant companion.
Tracks can be recorded individually or as groups- up to eight groups can be assigned in any song. Selection is simple and from then on all of the component tracks act as one. Tracks can be easily merged or re-recorded and incfividual parts can be marked and ecSted with the aid of 12 flag icons which sit along the top of the Track screen.
Up to four auto-tocate points can be defined throughout the piece. Automatic punch-in and out icons drop the sequencer into record mode over a pre-selected section. Loop icons allow eight attempts at a specified section, after which you can choose between any of the eight to use in your creation. Edit markers allow you to define sections freehand or via their beat or measure.
Even a stop icon is available so the sequencer won't trundle on forever if left unattended.
Like all modem sequencers, Bars k Pipes Pro has adopted the familiar tape deck format to control recording and playback. Tne usual fast forward and rewind functions await alongside play and record, which can function from the start of the track or from the position last stopped at Along with the old standards are buttons to activate the various Bag options, plus a useful option to play and record at 3 4 and 1 2 speed - very handy if you're struggling with a tricky bit It's even possible to assign transport controls to hot keys on your master keyboard.
Tempo - and time keep- ing in general - are very well catered for, with four definable tempo speeds waiting within the tempo palette, plus a separate tempo map which allows you to add time changes graphically.
Ail of the above, plus a dual SMPTE and BPM display-in fact a full complement of SMPTE options - are available with the usual |u:|u:|yU»i EffijCTl EEEE The standard uoci and uoasport combination where most of Use ha d work happens.
'Toucan have things as dean or cluttered as you iike~ array of timecodes and with both internal and external configurations.
When you've created a classic, added the effects and edited out the odd mishap, the final job is the mix. As you can see from the screenshots, Bars & Pipes Pro comes complete with its very own onscreen mixing desk. How thoughtful- Just like its infinitely more expensive hardware relations, it sets both the volume and pan (stereo position) of the sound. The Smites number of faders are controlled by the trusty rodent, and as in the track screen groups of tracks, can be combined and adjusted as a single unit Individual faders or groups can be faded up and down on playback. If you're not sure
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When you're happy, just sit back and watch the faders automatically mix your masterpiece while you guzzle down a well-earned coffee.
As you've probably guessed, you're listening to a man in love... this is the sequencer I've been waiting for. Cute, cuddfy, powerful and perfectly formed, what more could a muso want? This is a program written by musicians for musicians.
If you're a composer looking for a sequencer that win inspire rather than restrict, there's quite simply nothing that comes even remote dose to Bars & Pipes Pro. If you're serious about your music and are wiling to pay serious money to enhance it, look no further than the best creative package in the business.
Bars and Pipes Professional Available from Zone distributor Price £299 ind VAT Tel 081-766 6S64 Zone's usual array of upgrade reductions apply. So if you're the owner of an ageing sequencer, you could save some cash.
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PHILIPS CM8833 II NOW WITH FREE...F19 STEALTH FIGHTER!!!
The ever popular 14-inch Phtlips CM 8833 Mkll, islfie mosl versatile miAipurpose colour monitor aviate Its wtoatMy means you not only get excellent colour graphics & text performance with a wide range of personal computers, but when connected to a VCR or optional tuner, you get an amazing 600 pixel TV picture. It's ttvs 600 pocel resolution, that makes the 8833 essential for the serious user who wants to use tvs computer lor text based appfcabons. With the 8833 Mkll, Harwoods give you the complete set up. To get you going straight away... Momtor. RGB picture and Stereo Auto Cades.
Tailored dust cover, a full 12 Months on $ ite service warranty, and inclusive ot a FREE Superb F19 Sleahh Fighter Game!"
.7 ftGa AD.m, Compos* VdeoSstweo audio rputs Can be used as a TV wth VCR « Tu«r Also as i Vdeo Camera display rrxmfcy Refradab'e stand ,v Tan $ £***? Headphone Jac Sock* FREEteod lor yew computer FREE l2MyihcflstfiMMMttrraflfy AC THE MOST VERSATILE STEREO COLOUR MONITOR AVAILABLE
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choosing a Television Monitor ensure if has the (atesf 2000
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BRAND NEW SUPERB DEFINITION PHILIPS MONITOR TV. IDEAL FOR AMIGA OR CDTV USERS, GIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME TRUE MONITOR QUALITY FROM A FULL FEATURE TELETEXT TV AT AN AFFOflOABLE PRICE!'! JUST LOOK AT THE FEATURES .. Direct Scan Connector tor Amga, CDTV, VCR OR SATELLITE RECEIVER RGB AD, Composite Video 4 audio inputs FULL TELETEXT FACILITIES (FOR THIS FACILITY EXTERNAL AERIAL SHOULD BE USED) Headphone Jar* Socket FULL TWO YEAR GUARANTEE ,¦2000 CHARACTER HIGH DEFINITION FST TUBE SUPPLIED WITH LOOP AERIAL REMOTE CONTROL Wi . FREE lead for YOUR computer £27Q Q5 IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE HWITOR TV IN
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where our full range of advertised products, at the SAME COMPETITIVE PRICES, & MORE, is on sale. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF', in pleasant surroundings at our purpose built showroom (See note below map). There's plenty of FREE parking close by.
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KCS POWERBOARD IBM PC EMULATOR A Hercules. CGA & Monochrome
Video Support. £219.95 Supports Both 3i inch A 5.25 Inch
Diskettes fits Into A501 RAM Slot. 8088 XT Processor.
Clock Calendar Included, ActsAs512K RAM Exp. When In Anvga
Mcde. Includes MS-DOS 4.01. Shell & GW-BASIC. Supports A590
Hard Drive. Mouse Driver Software Included.
MEMORY EXPANSIONS HARWOODS PRO-fiAMPACK £29.95 5i2K Memory Expansion for Amiga A50O series that smrpty plugs ml Fully compatible, OrvOfl switch and real time battery backed clock.
SUPRARAM RX 500 (512K to 8Mb. RAM Expansion) The RAM expansion givrg massive memory WITHOUT dsmantog your Amiga, thus avoitog the posability ol invalidating your warranty Easly connects to sidecar with bus pass-tfwough' tor HD's etc. 512K RAM Version 28 ?: 4Mb. RAM Version £329.95 2Mb. RAM Version £199,9$ 8Mb, RAM Version £549.95 NAKSHA MICROSWITCHED MOUSE £24.95 GOLDEN IMAGE OPTICAL MOUSE £32.95 COMPETITION PRO JOYSTICK 5000 Black £7.95 ZIPSTICK JOYSTICK £12.95 rnMPFTiTinN pin star irw nr* BLANK D,SKS with labels COMPETITION PRO STAR JOYSTICK £14.95 io Genuine Commodore 3 5* branded Only
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Tel: 081-365 1151 Fax: 081-885 1953 [SCREEN OEMS PACK, inc: Shadow Bcast II, Back Future II, Nightbrccd. Days of Thunder, Dpaini II ..... ...1359.00 I AMIGA A500. Mouse, modulator, power supply. Workbench 1.3, Basic Tutorial and manuals. ....- ..- ....- £309.00 iCARTOON CLASSICS inc: I Mb Ram. Lemmings. Simpsons, Captain Planet, Pcluxc Paim
3 .....£369.00 (‘LASS OF THE 90'S FIRST STEPS inc: Extra 512k. ProWrite. Info File. Dpaini + Dpnnt II etc ..... £616.00 CLASS OF THF. 90‘S inc: Extra 512k. Publisher; Choice, MaxiPlan. BBC Emulator. Midi Int. Etc,...,,, .. - ......- 1515.00 JAMIGA CREATIVITY PACK, with Word Processor. Music A paint packages. 3 games + Tuloriul Video...
....£419.00 All Amiga A500's supplied with mouse, modulator, manuals, uorkbench. Basic t Tutorial AT ONCE AMIGA i i PC M6 AT EMULATOR FOR THE A500 ONLY £169.00 PHILIPS 8833 MK II STEREO MONITOR Including Free Lead ONLY £229.00 Pack The Amiga 1500 is an Amiga 2000 with 2 floppy drives instead of the usual one.
The big advantage of the 1500 2000 over the A500 is its ability lo take expansion internally with case. The Base Pack comes complete with 2 floppy drives. Workbench 1.3, mouse, manuals, and a separate keyboard.
Only £579.99 Business and Classic Software Pack Same 3s the base pack hut with Deluxe Paint 3.
Platinum Works (the best integrated pack available for the Amiga). Iheir Finest Hour. Sim City ? Tctrain Editor. Populous + Promised I jnds Bank Qicss and Amiga iHKinat Tips Book.
Only £679.99 A mi! a 1500 Base Pack with Commodore 10845D AMIGA A1500 2000 PACKS Amiga 1500 Rase Amiga 1500 Same as the base pack hut with the Commodore I084SD Monitor.
Only £819.99 Amiga 1500 Business and (.lassie Software Pack with Commodore 1084SD Same as the 1500 base pack but with Commodore I0K4SD and the utility and entertainment pack onlv £869.99 PRINTERS I STAR LC-10 MONO PRINTER inc. Lend .....£ 199.001 STAR LC-200 COLOUR PRINTER inc, Lead ......£209.00[ ISTAR LC 24 2(8) MONO PRINTER inc, Lead ...... - ....£249.001 STAR LC 24 2(8) COLOUR PRINTER inc.
Lead £297.00[ I CITIZEN SWIFT 24 MONO inc. Lead .£279.001 [CITIZEN SWIFT 24 COI£)UR inc. Lead £275.00[
• CITIZEN I24D 24 Pin Mono inc.
Lead ......£195.001
. *• * • ri in nnl £119.00 |ALL IN ONE . An package.
Won! Pro 4- Music
package .£119.(8) I TV SHOW.
Video wipes, tilling package £53.00
'PHOTON PAINT II. HAM An +
Animation .....£25.00
AMOS
COMPILER .£23.00
,TIIE WORKS PLATINUM. Integrated package
..£62.00 IA MIGA
VISION. Authoring
software ..... £89.00
• DOS 2 DOS Multi-formal file
uimsfcr ....£33.00
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIO (1
Meg) ....- £69.00 .....
iSPECTRA COLOUR ...
.... £55.00 ..£269.(8),
ix-UTILITIES .£34.(8)
Amiga Computing February 1992 £139.00; £179.001 ALL PRICES
INCLUDE VAT & FIRST CLASS POST Commodore Dynamic Total Vision
Whalis.CDI¥2 CDTV Combines a professional audio system,
advanced Amiga technology and remote control, thus creating a
system with superior sound and graphics. We have a large
selection of software available at discount prices.
Only £559.99 Golden Image Mouse POA Gasteiner Mouse £14.95
• Mia Data Mouse £19.95 Golden Image Optical £29.95 Golden Image
Scanner £149.95 Baltic Mouse £24.95 Track Ball (click and hold)
£39.95 Track Ball £24.95 Internal Power Supply for ST £29.00
External I Meg Disk Drives £55.00 10 x Sony Disk* £9.95 .ST
Clock £19.95. !CITIZEN I20D Pluv 9 Pin Mono inc. Lead.
• CITIZEN SWIFT 9 COLOUR inc. Lead..... canon BJ10E bubble |ci
inc. Lead ..... I_______________________ CDTV COMPLETE
COLOUR SOLUTION Package Includes Vidi-Amiga. Vidichrome and the
RGB Splitter for a complete colour digitising outfit. NOTE: For
best colour pictures you require a video camera or perfect
still frame VCR PRICE £139.95 UPGRADE YOUR AMIGA TO 1 MEG 1 2
Meg Upgrade ¦ £24.99 1 2 Meg Upgrade + clock £26.99 VIDI COLOUR
SOLUTION Vidi Colour package - including Vidi Digitiser.
Vidichrome and Photon Paint PRICE £95.00 RGB SPLITTER • for use with Vidichrome or Digiview. (includes PSU) PRICE £59.95 VIDI AMIGA 'COMMODORE A590 29 mb HARD DISK UNPOPULATED £285.00 j ICOMMODORE A59020mb HARDDISK * 2mbRAM„„, ......£339.001 Il'HAME GRABBER PAL . £449.0) I JrENDALB 8802 Genlock, A500 B2000_______ 85.00 AUDIO ENGINEER Sampling haid»ait wll*lK ..... £169.00 j [SOPHUS S5 Profexttional Stereo Sampler ..... .. .£49.00 J IKCS POWERBOARD. PC Fanulalion (A500) with MS
DOS .£215.001 | I I AMIGA compatible external dink drive, switch plus thru port .£57.501 |GVP 52MB SCSI Hard Drive & RM RAM Board for A500 ...£499.00 GYP 52 MEG SCSI Drive plus 8 Meg Ramboard for 1500 2000 £419.00 [GOLDEN IMAGE HAND SCANNER with software plus Photon Paint £169.00J INAKSHA CLONE MOUSE ...£19.95 J I____________________________________________J j 3D PROFESSION
At .....£209.00 PIXEL 3D ...£49.00 I AMOS + EXTRAS DISK ...£32.00 PRO VIDEO POST ...£159 00 'BROADCASTTITI.F.R II £169.00 PRO-WRITE V3.I ...£85.00 VIDEO EASE ...£35.00 EXCELLENCE V2 .,£89.00 iDKilYII S GOLD 4mm £95.00 TmHPAGE ..£109.00 I LATTICE C V5.1 ...£149.00 PRO PAGE V2 ......£109.00 'PACESETTER V2. DTP ...£47.00 VIDEO EFFECTS 3D £109.00 PAGESTREAM
New Version 2.1 £129.00 X CAD DESIGNER (I Meg).....£69.00 IPAGESTREAM FONTS ...£49.00 X-CAD PROFESSIONAL .£ 129.00 I TV TEXT PROFESSIONAI .....£79.00 WORDWORTH .....£85.00 !CROSS*DOS. Multi-format file transfer .£23.00 HITACHI 720 VIDEO CAMERA. Ideal for DtgiView ...£199.00 I PEN PAL. Excellent Word Processor 11 Mcgi £59.00 'IMAGINE 3D Animation & Rendering software ...£169.00 'ART DEPARTMENT
PROFESSIONAI .... SOFTWARE AND DISKS HARDWARE ?9 O » Can you protect your garden from bugs in Morgan Henry's shoot-'em-up?
Ugoiaster is a game in which you are given control of a small, mobile insect-killer and surged with the task of keeping your garden free of infestation. The bugs are out to ruin your prize roses and onjy by furious defence will you avert me shame of having your neignbours peer over jfte back fence with a smugly superior expression on tneir faces.
Tne game is quite difficult to master, as your remote bogblaster travels a
• o; slower than most of the baddies. In addition, its initial
firepower is feeble - » enough to make killing beetles a par- y
ocular pain in the nether regions.
Tnose T-80s of the insect world can :i*c four or five shots from yp-r peashooter without harm, so before
• ensuring out of doors, its best .to tool
- p on the armaments screen.
RJ Killing kit To start with, you nave only £200 to spend on armaments, and some of the equipment on offer is too expensive.
Your basic peashooter, however, will
* -c only ten shots before it pauses to reload, and you'll
quickly appreciate row limiting this is.
The armaments on offer are, from cop to bottom and left to right, faster snots, more peas, long range peas, oasic peashooter, three-way Garden guardian B become tougher if they are allowed to eat one of the mushrooms left behind by the ladybirds.
Ladybirds die with a single shot, but travel across the screen so fast that you're unlikely to hit them in time unless you're lucky enough to be firing in their direction as they appear. When the spore? They leave behind begin to grow into mushrooms, be on the lookout for worms trying to feast on them.
A bug fresh from the fungoid flesh-pots Will belch rudely and become a lot harder to kill.
Slime!
The beaker at the top right of the screen contains slime which slowly leaks out into the garden, and acts as a time limit. Wnen it has all leaked out, the bugs will turn and nead straight for you like cockroaches at a tin of tuna, so have an eye on your speed of eradication.
At the very top of the screen there is a thin line representing your energy.
Every time a bug hits you, this is diminished until a gory giggle heralds the end of your insecticidal career. You can stock up on energy at the armaments screen, but this is expensive, and uses precious bug money you'd probably rather spend on military hardware.
Given a sound defence and arms acquisition policy (shoot veiy fast and with the best kit y,ou can afford),
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A three-way peashooter at first. It should be just inside your price bracket and should leave enougn change to take on an extra ten peas or faster shots. With this armament, the first level - with its single bug - is a doddle.
As you progress, however, you'll nave to earn enough bug money to buy ever more expensive weaponry until you are to insects what Arnold Scharaenegger is to scriptwriters.
Peashooter, concentrated three-way peashooter, five-way peashooter, mushy peashooter, speed up, better-steering, and energy. The exit button takes you to the game.
If you take my advke yot U invest in Maniac beetles , o. Not the loonies who insist on driving a car designed in the thirties with on exhaust loud enough to wake the dead at thirty paces. 8ugbiaster's beetle arc of a less annoying type, as tney travel much slower than ladybirds and mostly in a straight line When a beetle comes onscreen, run off to a reasonable distance, then turn and face it, shooting as fast as you can straight at its chops. Six or seven shots should bag the blighter. If you're too slow, and the beetle reaches you, he U spin round and round, hitting you once on each pass
until you put him out of your misery. At times like this, a three- or five-way peashooter is invaluable, as you can hit the beetle several times in one orbit.
3 Q u A © 3 The bugs So what of your fearsome foes?' Tne withering worm, the battle-hardened beetle, and the lascivious ladybird? The; bugs are the easiest to deal with, but tney are tricky to eaten if you have no speed or steering power-ups, and can Author Steven Pugh The game Maggie tried to win but couldn't - can you succeed in becoming Dictator of all Britain?
Dictator as a game type should be familiar to many computer users. The idea is to build your strength from lowly beginnings, wage war on your neighbours, humble them into the dust, and then tramp aH over them with large air- tread boots. The British, in the past no mean players at the real McCoy, don't call these games empire-buHders for nothing.
You kick off as the nominal lord of about half of Britain. Some of your counties are strong in industnal output, some are better for agriculture, but all of them must be defended. To do this, you have to raise an army.
Armies, of course, take a few bob to raise and feed for a year (as the Chancellor recently discovered), and you have only enough cash initially to create a few units. Most counties already have a couple of army units stationed in them, but you’ll need more.
Strategy Dictator is all about strategy, and that means finely balancing all of the factors which affect the outcome. These are the value and income generated from a county, your popularity there, the relative industrial and agricultural strengths of each county, the tax rates you set, and military power.
On the first turn, there's no point in attacking anywhere as the computer will use the turn to build up military force in the counties from which attacks are to be launched. It's up to you to decide which counties are most important to you, then build up units in them to defend them against attack.
Remember that income is generated as a tax, so there is little point in upping the tax rates in poorer counties. Use the handy maps on the main game screen to find out where your strengths lie before making rash decisions.
There are county-by-county maps of monetary value, income generated, popularity, and military units, so there's enough information on hand to make general decisions before clicking on a particular county and getting down to the nitty gritty.
Once you do, you'll find each county can be developed in several ways. At the top of the screen there is an information line giving the county's name and its owner, and below that is Dictator's equivalent of The Big Red Button. Click on the asterisk beside the WAR button and dick on a neighbouring county to instigate hostilities.
Tax rate Before you do this, of course, you'll have thoroughly analysed the data on offer in the lower two-thirds of the screen. No?
And you attacked anyway? Ah well, I don't suppose anyone will miss Essex.
You can set the tax rate for industry and agriculture separately, but note how the income figures change. If you decide you want a certain amount of income from a county, and it has a low level of agriculture, don't inflict high taxes where there's little chance of a high return - you'll only annoy the natives, instead, it would be better to increase the state burden oo industry. They deserve it anyway for making such a mess of our trade deficit Flexible zoom When you dick on zoom, you are given a three-way split screen with the main magnified image in the middle and two smaller pictures
on the right-hand side. The top one is a half-zoom representation of your picture, and the bottom one is a zoomed-out image.
Using these you can see with ease any changes and how they affect the look of the whole picture. The buttons on the zoom control panel will scroll the magnified area in four directions, increase or decrease the magnification, or set sprite hot spots. As yet, the magnify option supports only freehand dotted drawing, but shareware registered users can hope to see this enhanced before long.
You might find the zoom function a little slow when scrolling the area around, but the speed of operation b reasonable considering the program was written in AMOS, and just as good as many a commercial package I can think of. 'S.OOM Judgement All values are altered by clicking on the + - boxes beside each of the county's attributes. Tax rates start at ten per cent and military units, where there are any, will usualy number only two. You'll need at least four or five units to ensure the defence of a key county, but as each unit costs £5,000 to raise, this can be an expensive exercise.
Dictator calls for a lot of good judgement on the player's part, and the computer is a very difficult opponent to beat.
Whether played against a friend or the computer, Dictator is excellent entertain' ment Picturesque Author: Paul Burkey NOTE. This program really only works on 1Mb machines. You can load it on an unexpanded Amiga by interrupting the startup-sequence (hold down Ctrl and repeated!) Tap the D key) and typing: STS:utilitf«! Pictur(saoc P1ctiireKu* leti»rn but there wifi only be about 9k of memory available, and you won't be able to cut brushes, load pictures, and so on.
We apologise to 512k Amiga owners for the inconvenience, but it is a sign of the times. The A5Q0 is now seldom sold with less than I Mb on board, and a reader survey last year indicated that almost 90 per cent of our readers even then had extra memory.
Dictator On to the program! As Picturesque is designed mainly as a paint program, I won't dwell on the features common to paint packages. The large and well designed control gadgets speak for them- selves. Where Picturesque is a real boon is in the creation of spntes for AMOS games.
To enter sprite creation mode, select Paint Spntes from the Project menu, and a box will appear in the top left comer of the screen This is your sprite box, and can be expanded by clicking on the bottom right-hand comer of the box and dragging out to any size.
Spritely performer The right-hand side of the control panel now holds information on the current sprite, including its size in pixels and its spnte number. You can skip back and forward through your sprite bank by clicking on the arrows.
When the up arrow is clicked, your first sprite is saved as and is replaced by a blank sprite box labelled "spare". You can now swap spntes, delete them, copy them, and generally muck them about When the spnte is complete, dick on the PUT button to add the sprite to your bank, then carry on with the next.
3 nfvCnll b - ii The sprites options are quite comprehensive Ivirrji ln "(urn P,„, I -c °Wc|4 u y I f "»Hlled I' Hill 10'"r "P'jrJl,'S Disk functions One feature of the program you're bound to find useful is Us disk management menu. From here you can create a new drawer on a disk, delete unwanted files, and check a disk to find out how much space it has left When drawing pictures and designing
• cons, it's more than likely that you'll go through a number of
revisions or variations before settling for a final image.
Brush bonanza Brush operations are the second area where Picturesque shows its quality. All Operations are fast and smooth, and would show up many commercial paint programs. Try the stretch function if you don't believe me. It works just as in Dpaint and is just as slick.
All in all, Picturesque'* only major limitation is that it does not support interlace. This is because AMOS itself doesn't allow interlace, though it soon should.
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as a consequence it is smaller and easier to use. This makes it a prime candidate for squeezing onto your Workbench system disk, and should present beginners with few problems.
Devious devices On loading, the program shows a fairly standard directory manager screen, with two large windows and a selection of gadgets to click. Tne first thing you'll notice is how neat ano presentable the program is, with its 3D look, sensible use of colour, and no-mess gadget strip.
The central gadget strip is where all tne action takes place, but nothing can be done here until some sort of directory has been loaded. To do this, dick on one of the windows to activate it then on the device you'd like to examine from the list at the top of the strip. If you'd rather go straight to a particular directory, you can dick in the strip above the window and type in the path as you would in Shell.
Once your list has appeared you select a file by dicking once on it. The file will be highlighted with a small green arrow to one side. Now mat the nie is selected, you can apply any of the operations available through the gadgets.
Copy, rename, move, and delete are the most common of all AmigaDOS commands used, but you can also add comments to a file, set its protection bits, make a new directory in the current directory, or print files. You must, of course, be using a disk with me coneo. Print hies in situ, and must be attempting to print an Asdi file.
Own. Click on the thin blank strip above tne top gadget and you flip to the other five selectable devices.
These will all be set to SYS: at the moment, but they're easily Changed.
Press the D key and a list of device gadgets will appear. You can now set these to any device or logical device set up with an assign statement. Click on OK to go back to the main program and press W to write these device preferences to the config file found in the CoverDisk's S: directory.
For a fuller explanation of TDM's features, see Chris's documentation on the CoverDisk.
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In the first of a two-part feature, Stewart C Russell begins his round-up of some powerful software Other input methods DynaCADD and the X-CADs (sounds like a late seventies punk group) can be driven almost entirely without a mouse by typing abbreviated commands at the keyboard. X-CAD echoes what you type to a small console window at the bottom of the screen, but oddly DynaCADD does not Very experienced CAD users tend to use keyboard input for most tasks, so DynaCADD isn't doing itself any favours by hiding the commands you type X-CAD 3000 supports input by two other means. It directly
supports the Cherry and Summagraphics digitising tablets, and comes with an auxiliary utility to design input "buttons" on these tablets. If you can afford a tablet, they are the best input method - by far Existing drawings can be traced, frequently used commands can be programmed into one puck movement, and all (apart from the magnetic field generated by these pads) is sweetness and light.
If you want to be really non interactive with X CAD 3000, you can input commands from a text file This would be a desperately tedious way to input a whole drawing, but Is useful for changing the working colours, or setting up a standard drawing border frl-tel tall eijffij UNDO oo| rn:!| (tA a&jSjiii o| JJMJ With its fast graphics and low price, the Amiga makes a wonderfully inexpensive Computer Aided Design, or Draughting (CAD) platform. For quite a while, CAD was high on Commodore's priority list in its educational strategy.
That enthusiasm seems to have waned a little, but some superb systems were helped along by that policy.
Add an accelerator board and a deinterlaced display to your Amiga, and you have a system capable of competing with the very best at a fraction of the price. You don't believe me? The biggest exporter of CAD packages in the UK just happens to have its roots in the Amiga market. Some large companies have Amigas in their drawing offices, because for rapid redraws they cannot be beaten.
So here are four of the top Amiga CAD packages. None of them are toys, yet they run on what most people think is a games computer, it just goes to show that most people are wrong... The great contenders Four CAD systems are reviewed here, ranging from under £100 to over £750.
All of them are capable of producing good, accurate drawings on dot matrix printers or pen plotters.
Starting from the high end, DynaCADD offers complex 2D and 3D facilities presented from a graphical shell. DynaCADD is well established in the PC and Atari markets, but we will see how it fares against Amiga-developed programs.
Coming down a notch in price we have X-CAD 3000, a new release from Mouse All systems use the mouse in some form or another - DynaCADD and Plans use the convention used by AutoCAD, where the right mouse button finishes or cancels a command.
The mouse position with these systems is given by full-screen crosshairs, which are very useful for aligning entities by eye.
In contrast, the X-CAD programs use a normal mouse pointer in the shape of a cross. This makes manual alignment difficult, especially on a hires screen, as the mouse pointer sprite is always displayed in low resolution.
Menus There is no standardisation in menu handling, either. DynaCADD uses "icon pads" which change according to the command chosen. For example, to insert text one would activate the Insert icon in the main pad, then activate the Text icon in a subsidiary pad, and then choose one of the text entry modes in a third pad.
There are 60 of these icons arranged in a vertical strip one quarter the width of the screen.
Consequently, each icon is very small, requiring extremely good eyesight to tell them apart or even to work out what they represent at all.
DynaCADD does have one great advantage over any of the other packages - a built-in scientific calculator.
All of the other systems require you to have a calculator handy for those difficult sums. Calculator output Is directed straight into the current command, so mistyped numbers are a thing of the past. For packages coming from the same publisher, it's strange that X-CAD 2000 and X-CAD 3000 use different menu systems in their 2D editors. 3000 uses a large horizontal text menu, containing every possible command root. Selecting a menu item brings up a smaller menu of subsidiary options and so on, until the command is complete.
X-CAD 2000 has a series of menu “trees" which show all available options in clear type, and other options ghosted. This is an extremely flexible system, especially when combined with user defined vertical menus, which allow a small degree of customisation in the package. X-CAD 3000 can mimic 2000's menus through user defined dynamic menu trees - producing these trees is quite complex, however.
Since the same program is used as the basis of the X-CAD 3D editor, the menu system is a straightforward vertical menu. My only criticism is that it can be rather slow to respond to commands - apart from that, its use is self- evident.
All X-CAD modules use a system called IDENTS (Interactive Digitise and Entity Selection) for entity selection. It combines absolute co-ordinates, relative co-ordinates, object snapping and object masking in one very powerful menu, accessible by all commands.
Plans has few of these refinements. It uses standard Intuition menus with keyboard short Cub and function key modifiers. Numeric input is placed in a large requester which shows all the current settings at once, and allows any or all of them to be changed. The system seems very strange at first, but with practice becomes quick and flexible.
Applied Vector Technology Ltd. X-CAD has been around in various guises tor many years,, but this is the only version to combine 2D editing with 3D surfacing features.
Originally designed to fit the educational hobbyist market, X-CAD 2000 is probably the cheapest 3D CAD system available anywhere. Although it doesn't have some of its stablemate's more advanced features, it still offers very solid features at a very attractive price- Both X-CAD packages use an external 3D editor, with the majority of the work being carried out in 2D and later joined together as 3D entities. This system keeps the size and speed of the 2D editor reasonable, but causes delays when adding that extra dimension.
You may still see the older X-CAD products (X-CAD Designer, Professional and 2D) floating around. They're worthy, but have been fully replaced by the new packages. X-CAD 2000 is basically Designer plus some 3D and a little extra. X-CAD 3000 is essentially X-CAD Professional plus all of the X-CAD 3D system.
Raw speed Lowest in cost, but certainly not in ideas, comes Plans. This particular system started off as shareware more than three years ago, but has been revised and expanded into a very competent commercial 2D draughting system.
Never before reviewed in a news-stand magazine, Plans has some real surprises in store.
The main reason for the existence of CAD is time saving. Editing traditionally produced drawings is a slow and difficult process, but electronic paper doesn't leave any eraser marks.
Try the tutorials first The first thing that every CAD user should do »s read the introductory notes, and work through the tutorial.
Tutorials tend to be very simple, but they do give a valuable grounding in use way a package works.
DynaCADD has an extremely thick (470 page) AS manual. The first 50 pages arc given over to two tutorials, which are well laid out and explained very clearly.
Unfortunately though, both contain the same glaring error.
The tutorials claim that entity copying is switched on from an entry in the Tools" drop down menu, but it is actually toggled from an icon. This error occurs throughout the manual, and is only mentioned in an easily-missed entry on a Read Me file.
The rest of the DynaCADD manual is given over to command reference and appendices detailing external utilities and support files. Port-over problems are apparent - drivers are mentioned whicn don’t exist, screen displays are based on Gem for the PC, and index entries point to missing features. To be fair, most of the manual is very dear and helpful, but it's the lit tie points that annoy.
The savmg grace of DynaCADD's documentation is its excellent context-sensitive online help, it suffices wnen the & E o SJ ideally, we would like screen redraw rimes to be as low as possible, so that i§J-* the machine does not intrude upon the creative design process.
It would also be nice if the package could do its design calculations as quickly as possible, but ; this depends more on the computer power, rather than on the cleverness of the CAD author. Basically, you can't change that unless you buy a quicker machine.
Since Plans does not support 3D, a 2D speed test was used. A fairly simple drawing was imported into each package (using DXF with DynaCADD and the X-CAD, HPCL with Plans) and the redraw time noted.
Both the X-CADs turned in the rather impressive redraw time of 3.5 seconds. Next up was Plans at a more pedestrian 6 seconds, and last was DynaCADD at 6.3. All these speeds were taken from a rather wheezy A500 with a plain vanilla processor.
Much better value in the long term - time is money for everyone.
Text and dimensioning This is the only entity creation part of the draughting process that will be dealt with in any great detail, for all the systems reviewed have an adequate toolbox of lines, arcs, curves, hatches and whatever else is required to make up a drawing.
Text, however, is much more spe- Three-dimensional work is slow, especially where surface calculations are involved. With large models on a 68000-based system, the redraw time can be minutes. My advice would be to stick to simple 3D line entities if you have anything less than an A3000. X- CAD 2000 specifically misses out on 3D surfaces to keep its complexity and price) down while keeping its speed up.
The conclusion? More money spent doesn't necessarily guarantee more speed, but a fast program will return manual is Out of reach, although it could use better (keyboard) controls rather than just using the mouse.
X-CAD 2000 and 3000 arc very new - so new that the manuals weren't complete at time of writing. The new manuals arc based on a mix of the existing Designer, Professional, and 30 documentation, from past form they should be reasonable reference material with short tutorr ah, but nothing truly bad or deeply marvellous.
X-CAD 3000‘s online help is called up by prefixing a command with an exclamation mark. It is powerful enough to live with, but not as complete or nicely presented as DynaCADD's help facility.
Plans has the smallest manual of the Iol At under 60 pages in small format it s almost a booklet, but it still manages to explain every function in adequate detail. The tutorial is just over three pages long, giving the very basics of entity input. You may have to experiment a little before you get to know the program, yet the manual is still essential reading.
In summary, DynaCADD's documentation is good but flawed. Plans' is OK if rather short, and the manuals for both X-CAD systems are probably adequate, but not yet finalised.
Cialised. It used to be that CAD people were happy with the default font built in to the plotter, but now more refined fonts such as Times-Roman and Triumvirate are the norm.
DynaCADD has stunning text support. Not merely does it have some beautiful fonts licensed from Compugraphic, but it has a minimal text editor built in. Add to that a good number of text sizing and placing modes, and you have something veiy, very special.
Ditek have even addressed the fact that complex fonts take a while to draw, so are crossed out (or greeked) at small size on screen. In the unlikely occurrence that you get bored with the supplied fonts, a rather neat external vector font editor is supplied.
Dimensions are particularly cute in DynaCADD. All the options are presented in a large graphical requester, which shows small examples of each dimension type. You pick the one you want, add any tolerances, and stick it on to the page, Neat- X-CAD 3000 supports multiple fonts, although the range is not nearly as nice as DynaCADD's. Fonts can be edited within the program by drawing out a matrix of characters on a page and saving that out as a complete font Text handling in X-CAD 3000 is more than adequate for most applications. A particularly neat feature allows numeric labels to be
incremented as they are inserted onto a part - perfect for pinout labelling.
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Text management in the lower budget programs is less sophisticated. X- CAD 2000 can only use one very plain font, but has fairly powerful text placement and sizing commands. Plans can make use of user-defined fonts, but the text placement commands are limited to simple size, justification, slant and rotation manipulations.
A question of standards Neither X-CAD 2000 or Plans can handle tolerances, but the former has all the main dimensioning commands found in 3000. Plans has very rudimentary linear and angular dimensioning, but these are really all that are required in a 2D package.
My review copy of Plans does not automatically apply dimension lines when measuring - the dimension line has to be placed manually, and the leader lines added later. This has been fixed in v2.1, so you will get neat dimensions if you buy the package 3D support Its all very weH saying how nice a CAD package Is to use, but the ultimate reason for using one h to produce drawings. If the afore-mentioned CAD package can do it quicker than drawing by hand, so much the better.
The traditional output device is the Hewlett-Packard compatible pen plotter, which comes In at the £400 mark for an A3 device. Needless to say, all the packages support a plotter of this description.
It's no great loss that X-CAD 2000 only supports this type of plotter, as they are extremely common. X-CAD 3000, however. Is happy to send vector output to Hewlett-Packard, Houston Instruments and Benson plotters, and also to Kyocera laser printers.
DynaCADD and Plans support any Hnd of vector plotting language, as long as it Can be typed into a configuration fBe. DynaCADD uses the very lavish Makeplot program to do this (or you can load one of the many drivers supplied), while Plans requires a couple of commands to be added’m to the configuration file using a text editor.
We in the UK are supposed to be metric (BC muffled sniggering from the engineering industry). Plans hails from the United States, where they use English Units, which really means Imperial units.
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The upshot of this is that metric units are of secondary importance in Plans. If you want to use them, you must supply a negative value for the dimension precision. Just one of these things we have to five with, I suppose.
Plans doesn't support 3D at all, although you could use its isometric primitive shapes to fake depth if you were really determined.
DynaCADD, on the other hand, has 3D support built-in to the main editor, which supports multiple views on one page. With judicious use of this system, die traditional "three views plus auxil- Intuition's Preferences printer routines are much maligned.
They work - if a little slowly - with just about any printer to a reasonable degree of accuracy.
Plans is the only program to use Preferences for its dotmatrix output, and die results are as good as you'll get out of any CAD system. The tricky bit is actually dealing with the Preferences program itself - the printer entries are not well documented, and worse still, are biased towards US paper sizes.
Some Preferences drivers - notably the HP Deskjet and taserjet - are not capable of outputting to a full A4 page, so you may have to use a larger border with these printers.
X-CAD 2000 US05 the "any printer you want as long as it's Epson compatible" approach. Although it is limited to 72 dpi on a 9-pin Epson and 180 dpi on a 24-pin, the results look good because the dots are square rather than oblong.
X-CAD 3000 is a little more flexible, but only just In order to create a dot matrix printout, one must first create a raster plot file at the correct size and resolution. This file can be filtered through a driver to get hard copy on the printer.
This would be a great system if there were more drivers. Only the Epson dot matrix and HP Laserjet monochrome printers are supported, plus the (expensive) Xerox 4020 colour inkjet and the (very expensive) Mitsubishi G500 colour thermal transfer printer.
The first two drivers cover at least 95 per cent of the world's printers, but it's the five per cent left out that make all the noises about incompatibility. DynaCADD uses only limitations on what can be created are storage, processor time and your patience.
X-CAD 3000 is only slightly more limited than DynaCADD. Lines, arcs and points are the only entities common to the 2D and 3D editors, while surfaces can be planar, curved or solids of revolution.
This covers just about everything that can be manufactured, so the limitations are not great Two-dimensional features created in the main editor can be added on any construction plane, then the features worked on as desired.
The resultant surfaces can be rendered in a fairly crude manner to give some idea of the true appearance.
Sculpt it ain't, but it does the job adequately and quickly.
X-CAD 2000 Has simplified 3D support. The number of construction planes is limited and surfaces are also not supported at all. At the price, any 3D support is an excellent deal indeed.
Iary" can be drawn simultaneously. Or, if running on a 68000 machine, while you wait. This kind of drafting isn't light on CPU time.
Every DynaCADD 2D entity can be drawn in 3D, and extruded or swept round a path to create surfaces. The
• in part two next month, Stewart C Russell looks at import and
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Custom drivers for its dot matrix drivers. Only a few are supplied with the package, but others are available from the supplier. As shipped, you get Star 9-pin, Epson 24-pin, HP Laserjet (which also works with the Deskjet) and Roland drivers.
Curiously enough, DynaCADD can also output IFP pictures at up to 300 dots per inch via one of these drivers, it's also the only program to support background plotting directly, and also output to a PostScript device- The PostScript output was particularly well formed, but then again, most output from a really good laser printer looks good. DynaCADD also claims to output to Encapsulated PostScript for DTP use - this it does, but it fouls up the actual size of the drawing in the dip.
The net result is usually a tiny little drawing in a great big empty box - a shame, really, because this would be seriously useful if it worked.
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ONLY £49.99 For Further Details Contact SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT GROUP 150c Main Street, Bingley BD16 2HR Tel: (0274) 562999 Perhaps the biggest news in ray tracing has to be the release of Real 3D vl .4. With competitors like Imagine, something special was needed to stamp Real's authority on the market, As a result vl.4 was bom, with a huge array of very impressive additions. At the forefront of its expanded c The update trail continues -o with a host of 24-bit ° enhancements, the new 2' Real 3D, plus the latest from m the world of wordprocessing repertoire is the stunning selection of free form
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The new tools appear on the pull-downs and within the ever-expandina selection of onscreen icons. Using them makes the creation of irregular objects a dream.
8ut the fun doesn't stop there... Once created, these new organic shapes can be easily edited thanks to another long-awaited edition - point editing. Now Real can hold its own with Imagine in the only area in which it was previously outgunned.
Within the expanded modelling functions are a selection of up to 24 different ways of bending and twisting free form objects. Perfect smooth curves, hollow spirals, instant mountain ranges extruded from flat surfaces - in fact just about anything a twisted mind can imagine.
As you'd expect, there are two versions of the package. For the economy minded there's the standard version, which doesn't include the more sophisticated features such as the macro functions, Boolean operations and 24-bit output.
Sors. All versions require at least 1Mb of memory, but for professional users 3Mb are recommended - which funnily enough is exactly the same amount of space as the beast will occupy on your hard disk.
Apart from the structural differences between the two versions, there's the addition of extra ready-made materials, textures, objects and fonts, all packed onto The professional package, however, boasts the full complement of features and contains a turbo optimised version that supports power processors such as 68020s, 65030s and 65040s, with or without maths co-procesProPage bugs sorted out It seems only a short while ago that Gold Disk released ProPage v2.0, which was immediately suffocated by the sheer weight of reviewers desperate to outdo each other in their wholesome praise of the
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The secret is that ProPage v2.1 hasn't really been upgraded at all. What the legions of wildly enthusiastic reviewers forgot to tel! You was that ProPage v2.0 suffered from a few bugs, all of which have now been ironed out The new version has a much smoother feel to it, and you no longer feel the need to save a document every two minutes in case there's a glitch or a crash.
In addition, the print to dot matrix option is much improved. There is a landscape printing option, and a long-needed page offset control which, in combination, complete the printing options for those with dot matrix printers.
Apart from these changes, there's little to report, other than that possibly the best of the Amiga's DTP packages is now as reliable in operation as it deserves to be. Pun marks to Gold Disk for taking a responsible attitude towards their product Gold Disk can be contacted on 0101 213 320
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The four disks of the Pro version. As the standard package boasts only two disks, the support material has been heavily slashed.
If you're interested in spending your Christmas cash, the professional version will set you back £305, including VAT. For the beginners' version you'll only have to cough up a piddling £110. Cheap at half the price.
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Imagic and the IV-24 As you've probably noticed from reviews of GV s latest brainchild, the IV-24 graphics card - which will practically walk the dog, do the dishes and collect the kids - has one major failing, which is the lack of a decent paint package.
February 1992 Amiga Computing Macro paint, the package bundled with the IV-24, is a little sad to say the least, and as a result G2 Systems have stepped into the breach and are offering a version of their very own Imagic paint program, which presently resides solely on their own VD2001 24-bit graphics card.
The IV-24 version will follow the same format as it does within VD2001, with two complementary modules. The first is aimed at those interested in the basics of 24-bit art, and the second for the professional user.
Of course, G2 will be happy to supply you with both, no doubt complete with a slight discount.
The price of the new package isn't yet decided but it's a fair bet that both packages will retail at around £350 apiece. A little expensive, but if you're serious about employing the IV-24 as an artistic platform rather than just a multimedia display board, it's a price you'll have to pay.
You can contact G2 for further details on 0252 737151.
ProWrite 3.2 Users of New Horizons' wordprocessor have long suffered in silence while the likes of Protext, Excellence and the new upstart Wordworth stole the glory and the accolades of reviewers this side of the pond. With the release of version 3.2, this could change somewhat The upgrade follows similar lines to that of Wordworth 1.1 (see last month's Updates) in that PostScnpt is now directly supported from within the program. However, New Horizons have obviously taken a long look at ProWrite, and have set to rights some of the omissions from which ProWrite 3.0 suffered.
PostScript, being the language spoken by all self- Prolirue 3.2 - s 1SS7-91 Mm urizott Softwre, Ik I , I Print SQ:_ OuUtv: P* PostScript
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Sim jT to m "IjKtotel ¦ Copi«: pi P*P*r f**d: ,&ut*utie feed P«*r bndltop: jCojUtt J Print 8*k to front j Print 040 Tbro £wm P«n I Now sal's wail ail pfijcisi Imml ProWrite - trie king ot trie Amiga proceaon r i y respecting laser printers, has become the de facto standard for wordprocessors to aim for. It would have made its appearance in Amiga applications long ago were it not for the machine's market placing - firmly below the business field where laser printers are most commonly found. Nowadays, trie Amiga's image has improved and software houses are trampling each other underfoot in the
rush to embrace the standard.
Unfortunately, New Horizon's implementation of PostScript is not as neat as Wordworth's, though just as capable of producing the goods. There are only four PostScript fonts on offer, and page scaling is not present on the PostScript print options screen, though it can be found in the page setup screen.
This has its advantages, in that it forces the user to think about scaling before going to tne print menu, but there really should be a horizontal and vertical scaling function on the PostScript options screen, and ProWrite still has no equivalent of Wordworth's rotation facility. In all, though, ProWrite PostScnpt printing is a major improvement on previous versions.
A second printing improvement taken on board oy v3.2, and already found on Wordworth, is the High quality print option for owners of dot matrix printers.
When this is enabled, ProWrite will use a font twice the size of that chosen by the user, then scale it down for printing. Tne result is text of a nigner dot resolution and thus fewer jaggies. The option works as well as Wordworth's UltraPrint option (using the same technique), and for users with a denuded fonts directory, New Horizons are offering the Profontsl package, which has a variety of fonts and font sizes to make high quality dot matrix printing a bit easier.
A nice touch is ProWrite's automatic scaling of Workbench 2.04's Compugraphic fonts. If these are used in a document which is then printed to a dot matrix using the High option, ProWrite will use a double size font and scaie it automatically, relieving the user of the need to check his or her fonts directory.
Together with its direct PostScript support, this places ProWrite in direct competition with Wordworth for the crown Of the Amiga Wysiwyg wordprocessors.
However, I can't help feeling that it will lose the battle, as the program's other features haven't been upgraded with v3.2. Tne overall look has been cleaned up, and now the program has a decidedly Workbench v2.0 feel to it, but the spell checker hasn't been improved and is still a bit slow for my liking, though Wordworth itself is quite a bit slower than Protext in this area. In terms of typing speed, there is little to choose between them.
Wordworth vl .1 's support for built-in printer fonts and its more comprehensive use of PostScript give it a distinct edge in the user friendliness department. As it supports the direct loading of ProWrite documents (among others) and as Digita are offering a £40 price cut on trade-ins for your old wordprocessor, it still seems a more attractive buy.
For details about ProWrite (or any other New Horizons title) phone Silica on 081 -3091111.
Ltna9e Wpaint and G2 get together As you may know, the Amiga Centre Scotland has long been the leading light in 24-bit applications. This is primarily due to their Harlequin board, which has been, and still is, the benchmark against which all newcomers are judged.
Tne resolution and flexibility of the board certainly make it special, but this isn't the only thing that put the Harlequin at the forefront of Amiga art. After all, any hardware is only as good as the software it runs, and fortunately Tvpaint is very good indeed.
Until now, the package has ran exclusively on the ACS board. Great news for the Harlequin, but perhaps not so hot for the opposition, fortunately, the Harlequin monopoly has finally been broken. As a result the best package in the business is now on offer to users of G s VD2001.
At present, only v4 of the package is available, even though the Harlequin is already employing v5. If you're after regular updates, it could be worth enquiring about continued support for the board.
However, it's difficult to imagine much scope for improvement, as the present version has all the features ot the original Tvpaint plus brush mapping, which allows you to wrap any brush image around any shape.
Tne only noticeable omission is the lack of support for the V02001 's frame grabbing abilities. Unlike C2's own Imagic paint package, Tvpaint can't grab direct from a live video source.
As a result, it does limit the package as a first choice, as you need to invest in module one of the Imagic system to employ the board's impressive grabbing skills.
Of course if you already have the ability to grab, an upgrade to Tvpaint will give you a state-of-the-art videographic workstation that many a graphic artist or production company yuppie would eat his or her portable phone for... for further details contact the Amiga Centre Scotland on 031-557 4242.
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three different languages. So from a large manual you only get 14-odd pages of technical information. Who wants to read a book about external drives anyway?
In use, the 3A-1D performs very well. When you pop a disk into the drive, it detects its presence fairly quickly.
The drive's noise level is quite low because it has been silenced by some anti-dick circuitry. It also has a standard through port and an on off switch.
Price: £59.99 Supplier; Cvtshgm Micros Tel: 0186 7655500 Features 11 r t It's nice apart from the huge size. It would be perfect for more flashy Amiga owners - you can impress all your chums with the usual "look my drive is better than yours, it's got flashing lights on it* boast.
To be honest, the track display makes it more interesting than most drives on the market, but is it just a gimmick? On the whole a good buy.
LLL ¦CIT Overall efctl Ml 58 The first thing you notice about the 3A-1D is its unique two-digit LED track display which indicates the position of the maganite read write head in the floppy disk drive. The reason for the track display is that* in theory, you can see a virus writing itself to the boot block of your disk.
To the beginner these digits don't mean a thing - they're just pretty nice to look at. But to someone who's got a bit of skill and experience and is always on the lookout for viruses, it's quite a handy gadget - but you should also ensure that you always have your virus checker at the ready and write- protect your disks - this will guarantee that you won't be troubled by the nasty little pests.
Normally size isn't that important, but in the case of external floppy disk drives it is a very important factor indeed. In fact, the smaller the better as far as I'm concerned, because with all the other peripherals on my desk there just isn't the space for any more bulky equipment.
Compared to other drives, the Golden Image 3A-1D is absolutely huge - very long and wide. The only reason I can find for this is that it incorporates the two-digit track display.
Included in the package is a large manual. This might seem strange at first - why does an external floppy needs so many instructions? - but it becomes blindingly obvious when you flick through it and find that it's in Golden Image 3A-1D v -; The thing most people hate about the Amiga is tne amount of disk swapping that has to be done. This is most infuriating, especially when you are playing a game and you have to swap disks several times just to gel to the next level.
All of these problems could be solved if only you had an external drive, but there are questions to be asked, like which one do i buy? Which is the Dest? And more importantly, which one gives real value for money?
Many of these drives have extra features like oackup utilities (ahem) and anti-clicks wh.ch stop the drive clicking wnen there isn't a disk in it Are these advantages or disadvantages? Are the dnves well designed? If you accidentally spill your drink and it goes ail over it, will it be sate? Ajso, oe wary of the amount of power that some of these drives necdr It's not too bad for anyone who owns anything but the A500, but i: you do own an A500, tnen you must pick your external floppy carefully.
When using a program tnat takes a lot of memory, always remember to take out your external floppy because if you don't, even on a 1 Mb A500, your Amiga will crash. Most drives these days nave an on off switch at the back, so you don't have to unplug your external when using a memory-consuming program. Almost every external has a through port built into »t. IT you have more than one external drive, this handy device let's you 'daisy chain’ your drives together.
This disk drive is made by Zydec, a company based in the US, Zydec normally produce good equipment that is well marketed and well packaged. How does their floppy measure up to their own standards?
Tne drive has a standard Citizen mechanism which more than copes with most situations. It has all the usual fittings, along with a through port and an on otf switch, ft doesn't have an anti-dick device fitted, but it doesn't dick and is remarkably quiet, so that hardly mat- ---- ters. ?rice: Around£5S The metal case is fairly standard anc It's got some cooling Supplier: Evesham Miaos vents in it, which in the case of external floppies is a big no-no Tel: 0386 7665600
- if you spill that coffee then it's bye-bye floppy. It does have
a - fine mesh over it to stop any bits getting in and ruining
the Features drive. | -i j pT rTTl I i j It is really easy to
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switch to turn it on, plug it in and then boot up the computer.
Looks _____ However, it suffers quite badly due to a lack of
gimmicks like ; | | [ jBBTD ~Tt anti-dicks and anti-viruses.
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gimmicks then this might be useful to you. " Overall, it's
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Cn Q - Q- O. O Price: £69.95 Supplier. Power Computing Tel: 0234 $ 43368 Features : i ii i i i I I I Looks mm Looks HT Value Overall HTTTmZ Cumana I found this drive perched on Amiga Computing's features editor's desk.
Cumana have been around for years and years and they've been making disk drives since I was in nappies. If you want a reliable but boring drive then the Cumana CAX35 is for you. You get the two main features - the through port and the lovely little on off switch, This reliable drive will last for ever and ever. According to our features editor, his dicks noisily with the best of them. I have been reliably informed that Cumana now make the drive with a handy anti-dick device built-in, making it a lot quieter.
You could possibly can it an Amiga internal drive that's been ripped out of the machine and used as a external.
It's a tiny bit expensive when compared to other externals, but as my mother used to say, shop around. You can normally get one of these for around C6Q to £65 - if you have a good look around.
Boring it may be, but although it doesn't have any other features, it does do what you bought your extra drive for in the first place - be an extra drive - re5- ably and efficiently. The latest version is quiet (even though our old one isn't!)
And is a fairiy good buy. Average.
Price: £74.00 Supplier: Ladbroke Computing Tel: 0772203166 Power PC880B This drive contains more gadgets than Batman's utility belt (well, perhaps not that many). The PC8803 has three nodes, all of which can be selected with a handy little switch. In normal mode, it behaves like a perfectly normal drive. If you switch to anti-virus mode it automatically write-protects all floppies, including those in other drives.
This means that no data can be written to any floppies, so a virus cannot infect any disks at all. You still need to check for viruses, because the drive doesn't know what a virus is - it only stops a virus writing itself to one of your disks. A v?7 good idea by Power that is well implemented.
The other main feature of the PC880B is the controversial disk backup hardware. This feature is called Blitz, and when used with the supplied software it will attempt to copy any disk and get past many forms of copy protection. It won't crack all protected disks, but it will backup many that can't normally be copied.
Now this is a very dodgy subject indeed. FAST (the Federation Against Software Theft) and games software houses want to see this kind of back- ing-up controlled. Remember, you are not allowed to back-up any software that isn't your own work. Personally I feel that the drive would be better if Power didn't give away such software.
The drive itself is quite long, but is nice and slim, it features the standard through port and on off switch. It's very quiet because ft uses an anticlick board. Overall the PC8805 looks good, is quite cheap and comes with a clear and concise manual. As such it is well worth spending your hard- earned pennies on. An excellent buy.
Rodite RF382C Looking for an ultra-fast, ultra-thin, external floppy 5sk drive? Maybe you should look at the Rodite RF382C This baby looks mean in every sense of the word.
It's very thin indeed, in fact no thicker than a box of matches. For size you can't get much better than this.
The drive is made by Roctec, a new company who make floppies, hard disks, expansion cards and other such peripherals. A500 owners are in for a bonus because the Rodite doesn't take up much power at all; If you are looking for a really fast drive, then this one is for you. It is almost twice as fast as your internal drive. There are no nasty holes in the sleek, black casing, so any spillages won't ruin it.
The drive is available in either Amiga ivory or in CDTY black. It has all the standard features such as the through port and the on off switch. In use it performs very well indeed - ft's quiet and fast Overall, this is the sfeekest drive of all those on test, with its black casing. A good performer and the price isn't going to break your bank balance. Roctec is a name for the future, I think.
Price: £59.99 Supplier. Silica Tel: 081-309 1111 Now this is a bit special. The dual drive from Power gives you the benefit of two external floppy drives in one compact case. It's quite heavy, but for a dual drive is very slim indeed. It has its own 5V DC power supply, so that the power is not drained from your Amiga.
The two external drives are independent and copying operations can be carried out between the computer and either drive or from one drive to another. Both drives possess the unique Power anti-click feature so that they do not dick when empty.
It will operate as a standard read write 880k externa!
Floppy drive, but like its single sister, the Power PC880B, it has the anti-Yirus and Blitz options.
Just as a quick reminder, the anti-Yirus function prevents write access to the boot block on all drives (including the internal). Remember, this function only prevents viruses from pladng themselves on die boot block - it doesn't stop the blighters. So always use a good virus checker and, more importantly, always write-protect your disks. This drive also has Blitz - the dodgy backup copy device. I don't really see the point in having this function as it just angers people like FAST. It also has the 60 usual through ports Price: £120.00 and ?n off switch fit- Supplier: Silica ted as standard.
Tel: 081-3091111 Overall it's great It looks good, it's a sensible size, and although it's a bit on the expensive side, you are getting two drives instead of one.
A worthy buy if you can get the dodgy backup software off your conscience.
Conclusion Power Dual Drive There you have it - what's hot and what's not in the world of external floppy disk drives. Whether you want a drive with loads of gadgets (Power PC88QB) or you want a fairly cheap model (Zydec), or you want to be really extravagant (Power dual drive, Golden Image 3A-1D), the choice is yours.
I would recommend the Power PC880B because it's fairly small, very cheap and get's the job done. But don't forget that this is just a selection of drives
- there are loads more available.
The market for drives, whether they be floppy or hard, is currently flourishing. With more and more development work on floppy drives and with better technology being made available, who knows what is in store for the Amiga external floppy disk drive7 Things can only get better.. would like to announce the most important development to the A500 for over 3 years n CE C?
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The yhoenix Kickstart ROM 1.3 2.04 sharer Because some older games software will not run on the new Kickstart 2.04 ROM Phoenix have designed a sharer for both ROM chip sets.
Switchable between 1.3 and 2.04 ROM you can get all the benefits of the latest A500 Plus without the drawback of losing some of your favourite games software. This unit will also fit into older 1.3 machines including the 1500 2000, only £24.99 oc CO a. Uj c* Kickstart 1.3 ROM chip only £29.99 E&OE The New C: Commodore AMIGA A500 Plus The New AMIGA A500 Plus Cartoon Classics Pack comes with:
* New Super Agnes gives 1 Mb of CHIP RAM as standard upgradable
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* New improved user friendly manuals
* Software includes The Simpsons, Lemmings, Captain Planet,
Deluxe Paint 3 plus Mouse, Modulator, and Manuals A500 Plus RAM
Expansion by Phoenix RAM expansions made for the older A500 may
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Take your AMIGA up to 2 Mb of chip RAM without any soldering or internal modifications whatsoever. Fits simply and easily into the bottom expansion port.
The Phoenix RAM will not invalidate your warranty.
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total 1 * The new Kickstart 2.04 * Workbench 2.04 1 * Built in battery backed real time clock 1 • New improved user friendly manuals 1 This pack also comes with Lemmings, (the only game ever to get a 100% I rating!) The Simpsons. Captain Planet and Deluxe Paint 3 the incredible 1 paint and animation package plus mouse, modulator |_ The A500 Deluxe is an uprated version of the A500 Plus incorporating the 1 Phoenix ROM sharer with 1.3 chip because some older software will not run 1 on the new A500 Plus. The A500 Deluxe has been developed with a built in 1 ROM sharer so you can choose to run
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KCS Power board PC XT emulator | comes with Dos 4.01...now only £199.99 Amiga IS00 adaptor only £64.99 New AT Once emulator turns your Amiga into an IBM AT compatible now with 16 Mhz clock speed only £189.99 This is the best video otler on the market however it does require 2 | Mb of RAM only £159.99 DISk DRIVES New Roclite 3.5" The new super slim Rockte tus recently re- I c»r*«d the ben revue far disk dn»es in Avnifl Format 'although many ol these revues are | loUMy rrviteadinjl only £59.99 Zydec 3.5" I meg external dnve. Tvgh quality low none and (ugh legibility only £54.99 Cumana 3.5" I
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Amiga A500 computer [crystaTsI ipellbinders ¦ PicM Plus 512K RAM expansion Plus PrO-Write 2.5 -wordprocessor Deluxe Paint II-art Deluxe Print II-pretty1.
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9. 512Kb RAM or 1Mb built-in i
1. 3 operating manuals
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• Ml February 1994 INNER VISION Gamer contemplates its navel
after stuffing itself with turkey PUZZBALL ..
.4 Cuter than Cliff Richard but less likely to be
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Designs ...j .6 Conclusive
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24 A dodgy old coin-op gets
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with the ghost of Percy Thrower Cheat
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continues, with HakPak papers February 1992 GAMEflO Fuzzy
Logic?
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At r ft&J&Xmm III art jf OT If--W fc - ' %'t i '-l L jr - - M ;¦ 11 i : i * * A * Drowning under a sea of Midget Gems may be the ultimate childhood fantasy, but if it ever actually came true the shock could be too much for some.
Midget Gems are those fabulous sweets that have been variously described as "like wine gums but harder", "brilliant", and "those things broke my tooth you know". They come in assorted colours and flavours, from liquorice to strawberry, and are shaped something like a cup cake turned upside down, and shrunk a hundred times.
Now this begs an interesting question: how the hell do you know it is upside down? Is there some kind of microscopic message that reads “this way up" that we only become aware of on a subliminal level?
Or is it some kind of primitive instinct that has been handed down through the genes of generations of dedicated Midget Gem eaters that makes us all blissfully aware of exactly which way round the conical confectionery should go? Or some kind of plot by some crooked political faction to subvert the nation's sweet eaters?
Imagine the effect if all of a sudden the people were told that their favourite sweets had been the wrong way up all along - never will a milk carton be opened the same way, people will be forever juggling their bags of Monster Munch in an effort to suss out which end to open.
But what has all this wibbie got to do with a .- • game? Probably very little but the dangerous similar- ity between the Kj antagonists in this game and the afore-men- tioned Midget Gems is quite disturbing. It made me wonder. Why? Well you see it all started like this... The Sorcerer's apprentice decided, in a very Mickey Mouse kind of way, that sweeping the floors and learning to cast Banish Earwax" and Remove Navel Fluff" spells was no longer enough. Yes, the impatience of youth was beginning to become impossible to bear.
It all came to a head when the Sorcerer had to go on some urgent errand (apparently Spells R Us were having a bulk shift of bat s wings and the guy just couldn't afford to miss out) so he told the apprentice not to touch anything - especially not the big, interesting-looking case which has nothing of interest in it. No sir, not that one.
Curiosity suitably aroused, the apprentice could hardly wait for the old codger - he was at y Methusaleh s twenty first
- to go so he could grab a | shufti at the spell book i and get
the case open.
Minutes later, straining J, under the weight of the dust which the sorcerer paid Si someone to painstak- Le ingly apply to the spell book every Ebb day f9r that authentic feel, our apprentice the book to the r ™ U* a Upon open- 1% ing . Copious tome the aura magic around it was all-con suming, drawing in, seducing the apprentice.
Soon he found the spell he needed - "How to open a big, interesting- looking case which has nothing of interest in it at all. No sir, not that one". Uncanny.
He recited the spell: “He's ere, es there, es every flamin where e's Brian McClair, e s Brian McClair", and soon there was a glowing ball hovering just in front of his nose. He gathered it in his shivering hands and flung the orb at the case. It disappeared into the keyhole.
The case began jumping around the table in that drawing-pin-up- your-behind manner that 4J* JddJid-m Early levels shouldn t present a problem Be careful which pits you fall down schoolteachers the world over are familiar with. Smoke billowed from under the lid. Then it all stopped. The place went quiet. No-one made a sound.
Silence, really.
Convinced he had failed in his first meanderings into grown up magic he went over to the case and stared at it, only to be flung back in surprise as the case s lid flew open and out came millions upon millions (well, quite a few) of Midget Gems. Sorry, Fuzzballs.
Drat he thought. Or something. He had to think fast, he had to cast a spell that would put them all back in the case - then no-one would be any the wiser. Obvious really. "Always look on the bright side of life • nrnrr «.«.*- 1 L Us It i - : ~ £, h w
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some.
And so on. Each colour nrfflrfst up. With the added fwhistley bitJDisaster! The apprentice was a Fuzzball.
'Damn, he said.
When the Sorcerer returned the apprentice Fuzzball was quietly blubbing to himself in a corner. Blub. I should have listened to me mother and joined the bank like she wanted. Blub, blub.
The air was turned blue as the Sorcerer returned and made some swift mental calculations as to what exactly had gone on - he was clever like that.
The punishment was simple, Clear the 50 chambers of the castle of everyTingle little furry thingy, then maybe the Sorcerer will see fit to return the apprentice to his human form, and let him keep his job.
Cue fifty level platform game.
The objective is simple. As a Fuzzball, you must negotiate the intricate one screen levels and collect all the jewels - which are there for no reason that I can fathom out, but they do help the gameplay. Oh, and shoot all the rogue Fuzzballs.
Sounds easy, but there is a lot more to it. If you can do it then it perfectly acceptable to just take the jewels and forget the Fuzzballs, but in practice this is usually impossible.
There are four different kinds of Fuzzball - green, purple, black and red. Green are the easiest to get rid off, red the worst. The principle of destroying them is quite simple - using the little balls that you can spit you hit them enough times to turn them into mini versions of the next colour up.
This mini ball will bounce for four times giving you the chance to touch it and get rid of it completely. If you don't manage to touch it, then it transfers to the next and more dangerous colour, green to purple, purple to black Fuzzball has its own behiftiour bonus high class pattern. Green will just move intro dramaffong the above, it back and forth in a confined will beauilathe player from the space, purple will do the same star until you jump onto the same Vie sound is a initially a bit platform when they will race iffy as the intro tune sounds as towards you. Black will race back
though it would be more at home and forth over several platforms, 0£ the ST. but in game it f H turning when you jump onto improves to the point where you M their route and red will do the can almost fail to notice that f 1 f I same an awful there are only three The Fuzzball you must tfent effects. A game like mKrW jump around, across, up and this needs a lot of unnecessary down the numerous platforms of sounds to liven it up and make it the level. Often the route around i more enjoyable, and to give It a experienced gamers the high dif- the screen must be planned veqp- chance of standing up
against ficulty level right from the start carefully because it is impossiM other games in the genre. Will prove to be turn off, but for to get off certain platforms. Some The playability is superb - the hardened joystick bashers it will of them you won t need to go levels are all challenging and be a godsend, near, but once per level you will there are no easy levels to give The biggest thing in its favour find one with a jewel pn that you a rest. The main Fuzzball is is its price - £20 for this kind of must be left until last, and it extremely manoeuvrable and pro- game is very keen
marketing, but won t always be partjculiny obvi- vides lots of fun. This, though, it does mean that it is a very ous. Also presents a problem - for less strong game at a very good price.
The later levels need a lot of Jools thought before even moving as to exactly how they are going to be tackled. It will often be a little *4? 4*64 A T'SOm less than dear a. to exactly what JajJJiJJ ddJJJJJJ
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Graphically it can t be faulted - ty!* it possesses that coin*op feel that Parasol Stars has. But goes one better. It gradually progresses S&P0 through four distinct graphical styles, that provide a variety in jwjjj the backgrounds to keep the With small platforms the more angry Fuzzballs should be avoided They may have big ears but they are actually harmless GameR red glitter ball will disperse hptt-seeking crows if you take too long What do you call an Eskimo s home without a toilet?
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The cube root squared Joystick • Out now IMAGE WORKS ¦ £25.99 ¦ There are what you might call some eccentrics writing software these days. It probably comes from some primitive instinct to shake off the worrying stereotype that proclaims that they are all sad men who sit in their bedrooms, at home with Mother, programming for all hours, only taking time off to readjust the Elasto- piast that holds their NHS issue glasses together Then again, maybe they are all just plain mad The chapette behind this is clearly no exception, as the scenario for this ‘interesting’ puzzle game shows. A
blighter named Dr Devious - ex-politician, ex-tax- man. Ex-DPP - has come up with a plot to hold the world to ransom as a revenge for his untimely demise from the forefront of public life.
Using his immense scientific skills, honed and focused in a garden shed.
Dr Devious built a weapon. A weapon so powerful and so, well, devious really that it scared the pants off him. While bending down to puH them back up he realised that he would soon be a very rich man.
The weapon was a feat of molecular manipulation, chemical control and physical fondling. Or something. It could turn any object into a cubist representation of itself (he fancied himself as a bit of an art buff) and then juggle it around. It renders the said object monu- ment public toilet completely useless. Dr Devious has the power to put them all back, but it will cost the world's governments big money. This is where JJ Maverick comes in. Controlled by your good selves. Only he. The world's best special agent can save the day. Only he has the talent, the nerve and the dramatic
aftershave to do it.
Amiga Computing February 1992 66 If you want to know what he looks like, pick any guy from a Gillette advert especially one of the yuppie types, and you've got it, This is a weird game. The first thing you are presented with as you start is basically a collection of nondescript blocks that need to be moved into a transparent frame When they are all m the right places, the screen updates to reveal what the object is - essentially an excuse to parade some truly fantastic artwork, and for you to pat yourself on the back, The controls are unusual to say the least. After the tutorial style of the
first seven or eight levels, JJ Maverick becomes fully mobile, This involves the rather disorientating concept of every vertical or horizontal flat surface having rts own gravity, so JJ can jump out from a wall, then be attracted by the gravity VISIO IjuQj Loads of cut* Btte bonuses and brilliant artwork Bustling sound effects, but the same tune for every Imt P LAVA BILITV oooo Frenzied froics, but R gets a Me too tricky for some tastes O D I C T I O M So frustrating you just have to beat the thing to a psAp of a surface at another angle and land on that. Very strange. To move the pieces, JJ
can poll, lift and cany, throw, or drop them into place. As the levels get harder it gets more difficult to work out exactly where you are going to move to and how the hell you are gotng to get that piece over there. It is all too easy to make one false move and end up in big trouble.
As if this wasn't enough, you get the added problems of irritants such as big things that shoot at you, bonuses to try to and to. And the whole thing is against the clock. What a complete nightmare.
It soon becomes one of the most frantic puzzle games this side of Lem* mings. But because of the esoteric nature of the thing, and the iffy controls. It is definitely an acquired taste But I've always been into acqumng new and different experiences - just ask my (that's quite enough of that - Mary Whitehouse Dept) Enjoyable, more challenging than Anneka Rice, and excellent graphics - a worthy reward for struggling through the levels. Yes, it is eccentric, esoteric and some other word beginning with e and ending in ric.
The fifty levels there are will take a lot of playing, the hair-pulling factor is enormous and you won t stop battling with it for hours - if the joystick doesn't go through the monitor first. Fab.
Joels The Gorgeous Gamer Giveaway moves up j gear this month with some barnstorm* mg Hollywood prites. At great personal nsfc. The Gamer team have been glued to their telephones grovelling to various companies for some truly gibber-worthy prizes, often staying up until the early nours to make sure that the prizes are of the utmost quality.
As we said, this month's Giveaway has a distinctly Hollywood feel to it. You name it, we've got it.1 The glitter, the tinsel, the limousines and the plastic surgery. Prizes? We've got videos of Kevin Costner s Prince Of Thieves (courtesy of An arrow escape
- yj too could be squeezing into your bright green tights and
twanging your bow string with a copy of rat Blockbuster movie.
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - and when you've watched the
film you can relive re excitement in Millenium s Robin Hood
arcade adventure.
The movie is a highly successful blend of swashbuckling skullduggery and Indiana Jones-styte adventur- nq and is worth watching just for Alan Rickman s psychotic Sheriff of Nottingham. And the good news is Tdt that Bryan Adam's record doesn't crop up until the end credits, so you don't have to listen to it again.
The game fared equally well, earning a mighty 85 per cent. Picking some juicy quotes at random from re review tells us that ‘there's no lack of things to do‘, its got ‘plenty of scope and tons of testability" and rat the Sheriff of Nottingham is actually Jeremy Beadle.
Prizes worth winning? You're not wrong, matey. We've got five Gamer bundles to give away, containing the Prince of Thieves video and the Robin Hood game, and all you have to do is answer the Robin Hood question on yonder coupon.
Send it to us at the address over the page, and the first five out of our magic wallaby pouch win the goodies.
Warner Bros), RoboCop I (MCEG Virgin Vision) and The Simpsons (Fox Home Video), plus Robin Hood, RoboCop 3 and Simpsons games! Some much sought after videos and some much raved about games could be winging their way to you, just for the price of a stamp. Bargain city or what?
You don't have to enter all the sections, so if you only want to win Robin Hood then leave the others blank. We won t think any less of you for it. Of course, you've nothing to lose by going for all of them, but you won't be able to win them all. That would be greedy. Oh yes.
A game does not have to be heavily advertised, based on a film, or a licensed property to be special... Robin Hood compo Just tick the right answers to the following question and send In the coupon: Who played Robin in the crap British film last year that nobody saw?
Patrick Bergin Patrick Moore Roger Moore RoboCop compo If you want the cracking video and even crackinger (?) Game then just answer this question and send us yer address: In RoboCop 2, which sad ex-Coronation Street star puts in an appearance?
Hilda Ogden Brian Tilsley Ena Sharpies Simpsons compo Dying to get yer mitts on the Simpsons goodies? Then answer this Bartesque question... Where does Homer Simpson work?
The BBC A power plant Drive Thru Burgers February 1991 G««• Please turn the page and fill in the coupon on the other side Clunk click RoooCop. He's a feiriy popular sort of chap. Isn't he? All mat stomping about and shooting tne bad guys.
Whata nero. As if you didn't know. RoboCop 3 is due to hit the cinemas in the near future. RoboCop 2 is currently seeing Wee not cakes on woeo and Ocean's groundbreaking interactive 3D RoooCop game is gaining accolades left ngnt and centre.
Unfortunately, you'll nave to wait untu next month for the lowbown on tne game, out we nave it on good authority mat it's a stonker.
RoooCop2 tne movie, on tne omer nand. We do know about ano it's great. No messing, plenty of guns, snooting and exploding, and special effects that'll make your eyes pop oul Naturally, we've got five copies of RoboCop 2 on video and ten copies of tne RoooCop 3 game not off tne presses. To be in witn a cnance of winning tnese eartn-snattenng prizes, just answer tne RoooCop guesbon on tne enoy form and send « m to us. Tne first five get copies of me vid and me game, men five runners up gee me game.
Unfortunately. RoooCop 2 is just too squsny for anyone under me age of 18, so no kiddies can enter tms part of me giveaway. It's time to start creeping to your older brother... Aye Carumba ...from time to time something very special comes from the strangest places.
Remember "Tetris”, if you think back long enough you may even remember the "Rubiks Cube". Now from Budapest in Eastern Europe comes ABANDONED PLACES, a game of such size and quality that it is said, will change the way we all play Fantasy Role-Playing Games...
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I am over I $ years of age, honest guv, signed: February 1992 This could probably be called a real "pacemaker" Electronic Zoo ¦ £25.99 • 'i meg ¦ Joystick ¦ Out now
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There are definite downsides to this job. One of them is trying to pad out a six hundred word review of a shoot- em-up when you know full well that everyone in the entire universe knows exactly what the scenario is. Allow me to reproduce the Industry Standard Shoot- Em- Up Scenario Creator, free with Amiga Gamer... The year is (insert four numbers here, the first one must be higher than 2), The human race is being threatened by the evil (insert name of alien race here, word must have ratio of one vowel to every four consonants to be realistic). You must pilot the new breed of starship
(insert name of starship here, must start with an X or a Z or sound like a fifties Ford car), designed to be (insert hyperbole here).
But things go tragically wrong, as you and your fleet fly into the night (hum dramatic music here and make some gratuitous comment about wives weeping as they depart), they are ambushed by the (insert alien name here), and you are the only one left (waffle for a paragraph about how only you can do it and that no-one else is strong enough to face the challenge). Conclude with something along the lines of Have you the skill, wit and reflexes to do the jotr That s about it really. Any names you think of or any little nuances can be incorporated into that little template. Brilliant, isn't it?
But, fair play to em, the Zoo have included a wee novella in the manual to pad it out a bit. Actually, it is the manual. It s reasonable, but hardly original. Electronic Zoo claim this is the fastest two-way scrolling shoot- em-up game to date. They re not wrong, it does scroll brilliantly fast - the only problem is that most of the time you d rather just sit there and fire and not have to worry about flying into things.
The majority of the aliens, you see, have very static patterns moving in a formation about a fixed point, so the last thing you want to be doing is racing back and forth like the proverbial yo- yo.
But if you like needless speed then this could be the thing for you. The gameplay is simplistic - most levels are played against the clock, giving you ™ a set length of time to defeat a series of aliens, or you don't make it on to the next level - and as you defeat each one, the ship is powered up to the next level of firepower. If you die, you lose one level of power-up. Graphically it is very simple, but it had to be so it could cope with the rate of scrolling without going up in smoke. There are very few sprites onscreen at once, there s only basic landscaping at top and bottom, and
nothing in between to give you any idea of speed when you move off the edge of the landscape.
This is often crucial as you may have to move off, turn around and come back on to attack, but if you don't know how fast you are going then it may all go tragically wrong, The sound relies all too heavily or- a on one Uzi sample for the gun, but the tune is ace, and sounds like a chill-out room at a rave. What more could you want after a heavy blasting session?
Playability isn't as bad as you might think. It's good fun and quite a challenge, but it just doesn t add up to all it should.
This is probably because they couldn't animate the sprites as fast as the ship. It will provide a new twist for shoot- em-up fans, but only the real addicts. Ah well, not a bad try lads.
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72% MMI Poor old Jimmy and Billy Dragon. Their lot is not 3 happy one. Not only do they keep having to nip around all over the world to rescue their *babe”. But they've also got the most inappropriate names in a beat-'emvp ever - Jimmy and Billy.
Very butch. Might as well just can them Smeg and Bep. Or John end Norma, Y» unhappy lot indeed.
Well, they ain't out of the fire yet.
Despite having finally dumped their kid- nap-prone missus, they’re still 'doing the business' and kicking rear ends all over the globe. The reason? Stones. Yes, it seems that they bumped into some wizened old gypsy dude who tofd them to risk Rfe and limb and go and fetch some spooky bricks back from various foreign climes. And being stupid gets. Jimmy and Billy go along with it PHIocks.
Now this could be my imagination, but aren't there a series of really crap adverts for a certain brand of bitter in which two jolly northern working men's club types travel the worfd and talk about - gasp - Stones?
Could this be the world's first bitter- 'em-up? Is there a bonus level where you have to earn extra lives by making unimaginative semi-racist jokes at the locals' expense and laughing in loud raucous tones? Er.
Actually, no. Thank God.
It is. Pop pickers, merely a beat-'em-up. Plain and simple. Various joystick manoeuvres twist our heroes into a selection of fighting moves, all of which bring a tear to the eye and a twang to the underwear.
Weapons can be purchased from shops, as can extra lives, energy and special moves.
The shop sections try to inject a fittfe bit of novelty into the proceedings, but fail in no uncertain terms. The instructions mention nothing of the shops, so there's no way of knowing what weapons you'll get, or what moves, or anything. Its an hit and miss untH you can suss out what you'll get for yer money.
The instructions really are dismal.
They ten you how to perform the various moves, but there's no mention of how to get extra coins, or what special actions are available. It seems a bit pointless to include a feature like the Shop in the game and then not explain it I don't know. Grumble. Grumble. That 3»de, DD3 is a competent beat-'erruip.
Its nothing we haven't seen a hundred times befixe, but it's stick and smooth so well let that pass. Things have been planned welt, so there's none of your Final Fight 'finish it in half an hour* maferkeyhere.
And so we come to those last few 'summing up' paragraphs. The graphic could have been better. The backgrounds are detailed and there are plenty of boxes and things to Jeap about on. The sprites look suitably, er, sprite! and they skip about in a jolly, if somewhat mincing, fashion. But they lack that extra 'shazam' that makes you go ’Ooh look at the shazam on those sprites'.
Sound is restricted to a rather nice trickling stream tune at the beginning and some solid FX As with the graphic, the sound is good but not good enough to leave an impression.
To be fair. Double Dragon 3 is a lot better than most of the lacklustre beat- 'errHjps that the software houses chum out. Unfortunately, it's not different enough to make you go ‘Oh yeh. Double Dragon 3. That’s the one with the famous cocage cheese sub-section.'
Instead. YouH probably go 'Oh yeh.
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Boxing? Two men stand in a ring and smack each other about the head repeatedly with cushions strapped to their fists.
They keep doing this until one of them falls over and then the one who didn't fall over holds his arms up in the air and tries to pretend that he isn't about to drop dead. Very noble.
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Sweat.
Pant So noble in fact that Mind- scape. Producers of quality spook software, have decided to give boxing the old 4D treatment.
Thus, you closet fist mongers can beat seven bells Out of some innocent vectors without alarming elderly relatives. So let's batten down the hatches and take a look... OK, so the screenshots look a bit startling don't they? All trian- allax scrolling or anything. It's enough to make your average beat-'em-up fan hide under the sofa. That s because vectors and polygons tend to imply (hushed whisper! Strategy and simulators"* Eek. Grown up games!
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why a bit of strategy and simulation can spice up your
run-of-the-mill boxing game.
To call 40 Sports Boxing a boxing game is perhaps a smidge insulting. It s more of a boxing simulator. You control the creation of up to ten boxers, build up their skills, and then step into their shoes for the fights.
The crux of the game is the fighting, but emphasising the wrong elements of training will mean that your boxer isn't prepared for his opponent and will promptly get his head stomped good and proper. Not the healthiest of positions to be in.
So. You ve created a boxer using the remarkably simple Create a Boxer section. Fairly obvious. You now can enter your TtfJeir Fire buttons linked to one ¦itfoswilch. This re mfrrs that rather cl ever feature a bit redun dant. Fhppm annoying AS Well, tx I was looking forward to doing jM those show-off moves. Gosh, dam it Mabel!
Anyway, you select your opponent from the league J y judging their skills against yours, and then concentrate your training dfflMbse aspects you need to firm yes. Missus). This done.
There's no turning back now. You re committed to a bloody good . ;u can slip into some seductive jHMlvts, step into the ring and Afln ur brains turned to mush far nin and profit. Now that s entertainment.
In the ring, things start to look simuiator-ish, The peo ;Je don t look like real people,
• sort like Dairy lea triangles with They move like real peo
flHhough, and that S cos all Hlr movements have been flfc.'ed
from real live boxers. Yes I The most simulator-ish aspect
• an, though, is the multitude of definable camera viewpoints.
Yep. Camera views. Now you may ehtnk that the last thing you d pant to do while exchanging ¦lows with a muscle bound hulk «brijHcSfrafenvpoints Mrprisingly, the idea works well. If Susan is being ylilBired by your beefy oppo- quick prod on the func- m n keys will switch the view to give you a dearer MM'jof what s going Mfy s Marvin Gaye J. ' wmdd have said.
©i , so things ' »j| 0 look a bit .4 confused when |Fe boxers get v dose, and the »nmation can u iMfc biologically
• ¦sound at times, but the 3D ¦writs well and the freedom of
¦•vement gives you plenty of r®cm to develop an individual
hghting style. I found that shuf fling around and trying not to
get leathered was quite a wise approach to begin with. And So
that you don t spend the whole time waving your fists at thin
air, there s a proximity miter that' shows how far apart the
boxfrs are. When they're in punching distance, it turns yellow
and yw can let fly with a flurry of blows.
Well, criticism time I think. The graphics are a bit iffy at times as you can tell, and the boxers heads have a disturbing habit of switching from little circles to alarming cubes for no obvious reason. This doesn t affect the gamcplay really, but It can be disorientating.
An action replay reveals an unsporting Another gripe, being the grouchy git I am, is that at times the game can be very slow. Not during the fights thahk God, but selecting options often leads to drawn out disk accessing, which makes the management sections a bit of a chore. And of course, the rather odd 3D approach may make some people think twice lighter note, the sound effects arc really meaty with some bonc- crunchlng thud noises, grunts and groans. The music is bear able, but not the sort of tune you re likely to hum in the bath.
The presentation is. On the whole, fairly good. Despite the spooky graphics, the little details haven t been ignored. For instance, during training you II actually see Susan (or whatever you call your boxer) doing her thang. Skipping, punchballs and the speed bag are all there in polygon 30.
The playability is the sticky bit.
I liked it. Personally. If you can look beyond the unusual visuals.
Thercs a rewarding game In there. It'i perhaps fF P i a bN easy, is oik« you vc built up 1 yout boxers power it s a cinch to slug your way to the I top ten. But the challenge of controlling ten boxers Should go some way to make up “3 f°r it.
On the other T hand, a lot of people have found it extremely off-putting and difficult to get to grips with. Hmm. Nah, sod
cm. I liked it and if you like sports games that require a bit
more thought then you II like It too.
Mindscape have taken a risk And it's« cracker of a right hook from the amazing fish - like boxer!
With a game like this,l9jK It's almost paid off. Not a perfect game by any means, but ou persevere you'll be rewarded.
Give it d go. ¦ curdling finale Daniel A brave 30 approach that occasionally doesn't wort as Above average tune and satisfying thumping noises.
Make the effort and youll get more than your money’s Maybe too easy, but enough options to make it stay the distance.
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£7.99 30 NE 4D Sports Boxing Mindscape £25.99 ELSPA Chart Blimey! Nine new entries, twelve climbers and nine toilers, but the big news is that the entire top five is made up of full price titles, all of which are Gamer Golds (have we got taste or what?). And there are only three budget titles in the whole top ten. Lotus II, at number one, has obviously found the stamina to maintain its climb up the chart, with Mega-lo-Mania not tor behind.
But there are still a lot of big titles waiting in the wings to make a huge entry
- First Samurai, Pit Fighter and Formula One Grand Prix for
example, and of course. Populous II, the sane man's
tip-for-the-top this Christmas. Don’t discount Cliff Richard
though, he could do it. Not only that, but Psygnosis have got
some three or four titles waiting in the wings, and one of them
will surely do the business, won't it?
The top quality of Jimmy White's Snooker ensures that it still hangs in there some three months after its release. It just goes to show that you do appreciate quality after all. And finally, some weeks after the World Cup, Domark s rugby sim is still holding on. What it needs for a boost is a data disk that allows you to drink a lot and leer at women in pubs. That would be good.
Tiklnj Shop b sponsored by HMV and features • software chJrt compiled by Gadup Ud. This chart It the copyright ol the European Leisure Software Publishers Association1 February 1993 CRICKET Test your skills in this superb, action-packed cricket simulation designed by cricket enthusiasts, for cricket enthusiasts.
AVAILABLE FOR ATARI ST AMIGA & PC ¦ Play a one-day Test Match.
Choose the length of game.
¦ Two player mode or challenge the computer.
¦ Television camera views with action replay.
¦ Superb graphics and sound.
¦ Contend with the effects of wind direction and temperature.
¦ Features all the current international teams w No two matches ever the same!
February 1992 Amiga Computing High altitude action in an, 1 2 meg ¦ Joystick mouse keyboard ¦ Out now THAUON ¦ £34.99 However exciting it may be.
Flying is. For most of us.
Limited to seat I OB on a 20-year-old airliner carrying us to our summer holiday resort.
At a cost of £5.000, give or take a grand, learning to fly even the smallest fixed-wmg aircraft is financially out of reach of many and a trip into a multi- million pound simulator used by airlines is limited to spotty little kids wnt- ing to Jim'll Fix It or computer programmers on the Krypton Factor.
This is. Perhaps, why flight sims on home computers are so popular The Amiga has already seen its fair share though, with the exception of ProFlight. They are little more than shoot-'em-ups based on fast military Serious fliers have really been limited to trips in a single-engined Cessna, courtesy of Flight Simulator 2. It used to be the best, but is rather sluggish compared to other software and desperately needs updating.
German software house Thalion have rolled out what can only be described as the best yet in Amiga simulation. Written by a Luftwaffe pilot, A320 Airbus puts you in the left-hand seat of a modem fly-by-wire jet of the same name.
Just like the guy that flew you to Corfu, it starts with a visit to flight bnef- ing. A simple flight plan must be filled with details of the route, number of passengers |PAX), fuel weight and freight. The latest weather at the destination is primed.
Amiga Computing February 1992 Dunng flight, the weather can deteriorate and the odd emergency means that you need to have a diversion airport planned. This happens mainly at the higher levels of the simulation.
Unlike other sims, the view is only from the Captain s side of the plane and so you only use the left side of the instrument panel and windscreen. The view can be moved about though, so 66 20 February 1999 you can look to the left or right of the plane There isn't an option to look diagonally across out of the First Officer's window which seems a little strange.
With it being an airliner. There is no need for a rear view.
Control is split between the keyboard and mouse or joystick. The mouse appeared to give the best results but it's probably one of those things that's down to an individual's choice. The keyboard commands are easy to remember and well placed.
The medium-sized airliner has one engine on each wing. They have to be started separately and once the power has stopped at 17 per cent they are Before hopping Into the captain s seat, make a visit to flight briefing to complete a flight plan increased together to get the plane rolling forward.
It starts with the place sitting on the nearest taxiway to the runway threshold, and so it s simply a case of turning on to the strip and straightening up on The operations room asks whether you’re a first timt flyer or checking (n for duty.
By saving information to disk, you can progress from trainee to captain and pick up your wings POB xlGGKg xIOQKg to the centreline before banging the power up for take off.
Once the speed has reached about 150 knots you should be able to get airborne. Lift the gear and you're on your way. It's as simple as that-nearly.
Finding the destination demands the use of genuine Jeppesen navigation charts, which are supplied in the box. Radio frequencies for beacons along the route must be entered into the navigation system and should be overflown.
With no instructions from air traffic control, they are a necessity unless the plane is to be flown around in circuits at one aerodrome. Actually, this isn't too much of a bad idea until you get the hang of things.
They say what goes up must come down and so once overhead the airfield you have to prepare to get the plane safely onto the ground. The instrument landing system, known simply as 115, is an important piece of equipment for this bit of the flight.
Used for guiding aircraft towards the runway they, like beacons, transmit or certain frequencies. These can be found with other approach details in the 240 PW manual and are.
DcJdiuon to runway lights, cvety airfield has dimost complete approach iight-
- _ I mgTfheexceptiontsVASl lightswhicfr. J are used Dy pilots
mafang visu&jand- ings to snow whether me approach is above or
below me correct pain.
The only other niggle'a that the runway markings are not included. Out mis 6 a minor complaint antfdoes ; SkjgSihfc- _jh * ® spd me simulation. Maybe' they can jjan. Me same as mose used py com- eeroai pilots.
Two bars should appear on a dial 0- me right-hand side of the instrument panel. A perfect approach has taese crossing at tneir centre and if r«y are not central, they'll indicate wr«cn direoion to head m to get on zuose.
AH me normal lanomg procedures Kue to be carried out. Control tne ipeed using throttle, brakes and flaps i'O don't forget to lower the landing gear. If me undercarriage is lowered, mree red lights on me panel will turn s* green - if they don’t you better start pr mg.
As me runway nears, a Htde light w 3* cockpit flashes to show mat you've cverncMm the outer marker - a beacon aur miles from touchdown. Closer still jou'ii pass me inner marker.
Providing the landing goes as piaoAodJhfr engines are put into reverse thrust to help cut the plane's speed and the jet should be then be taxed off me runway, it sounds easy.
Buctfsnot.
Hdp is available througn tne autopi- cc Tne A320 will be flown automat*- he added m fuMe versions.
Caiiy at the correa negnt, power-and ~ different shades of grey before tne air- The question "what else can you do direction and can even land aseff. Inc craf; pops out on me otner side. Otner tnan fiy around?' Was asked is especially useful if the runway s cow All major airfields from Soutnern more tnan once in tne office, ered m low cloud or fog. Europe to Bodo m Norway are available Tne answer js: not a lot While it None of tne program's features and rwers and towns appear in me cor- has plenty of interesting features, appears to nave-seen bunged m as an rect places. So, for example, if you
Wt A320 is not intended as a_a«*wv _ afterthought. Even the clouds nave from Frankfun Maw, witnw-ajnwyte or packed game. This is one for those been thought about, flickering between two you'll be flying over tne Jsrune. In wanting to see what &wg is reatyiijce.
As an indication of as realism. A&O S Airbus has already been endorsed oy Airbus industries usjnc .most realistic simulator for nome computers, and Tnaiion are being supported by Uinhansa; who will supply pilots wings Febru.iiy 1992 Amiga Computing £55, to people wnoprt ress from o iee to Captaw on meTimuiatof.
Rr fc Upgrades to the program are ¦ • already on :ne cards or.d will oc avatf-
- able for a small price as each t?
'¦ *3 flfPCTST ] fTIT'llMl' K9 released, jeppesen nave agreed to sell (fjQQ , E30le ejfcj|e8| W. Yu updates to Charts at trade price. - V,vrflvr 11 9°** aown tne At ztxrenc or the day. Smooth xr mrn" JeS m5 Kfl ,igM ******* grapn.es. realistic flying and good
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Whicn omers are going to be judged ‘ jEMSSt HHKiESeI w3B sund
out much against • 99 Lettuce page Got a question? A problem? A
grumble? A gnu? We're here to set the record straight.. GONGED
Dear Gamer, It's nice to see a separate games section in your
magazine, as being a "gentleman of leisure" (ie. Retired!) I
have recently discovered the wonderful world of computer
games as a hobby. So I was wondering if you could help explain
your ratings system to me, as I'm not at all familiar with how
magazines score computer games.
"The VISION score tels you, jeneralfy, bow the same looks. This includes graphics, presentation and aS-round visual appeal How good is the music? Are the sound effects worth pump up the volume for?
The AUDIO score wBteR you.
Is the game easy to get into? How much fun is it to play? PLAYABILITY let's you know.
24 Iaa( JiLULit Mjl rnnnil so it mignt tow great ana souna fantastic, but will you stB be playing it in a month's time? The ADDICTION score sorts that out As far as I can tell, the overall percentage has no relation to the individual marks out of five. Just what do each of the scores mean?
Ernest Wood, Southport This letter was sent to our colleagues at ST Gamer. We feel the point it makes applies equally to Amiga Gamer, so to clarify matters we've put together this rather handy guide to the eerie world of the Gamer Gong!
The overall percentage is not connected to the Gamer Gongs. If that were the case, then a game could get a high mark simply because it had excellent sound and graphics. So to keep things fair, the overall percentage is an all-round summary of the game, with vision, audio, playability and addiction all taken into consideration.
For each review, the Gamer team put their heads together (not a pretty sight with Biffa) and decide just what percentage the game deserves, thus each game gets a completely objective and balanced review.
Hope that sorts out the confusion!
Are we cheating?
Amiga Computing February 1992 66 A young gentleman v o kJentrfres himself only as 'Chris' from Reading accuses us of cheating by reviewing unfinished software. His proof, it would seem, is the fact that we awarded Terminator 2 only 40 per cent while another magazine gave it a rather generous 63 per cert He also cites the Thunderhawk Incident' from ST Gamer where we matted the game up after the review because changes were made to the program when the game hit the shelves. He demands a response, and never ones to back down, we're prepared to explain.
V Firstly, we would never review 'unfinished' soft* L ware. What we sometimes have to do. As do k many other magazines, is review 'pr produc- i Pon'versions of a game. This is when the software houses send us the game, without all the fancy packaging and frills, but with the game intact so the review can be published at the same time as the game »s released.
If we had to wait for every game to be tarted up and out in a bio box, you'd probably have bought the game by the time you read the review. This is not cheating, as it is done with the permission of the software houses who send us the disks for 'review purposes'.
Nor is it confined to Gamer. Pick any exclusive review from any computer magazine and it's almost guaranteed to have been reviewed from the production version. It wouldn't be exclusive if the game was already released, would it?
Now to answer Chris' comments on Terminator 2 and Thunderhawk. Firstly, the version of Terminator 2 we reviewed was in fact the fully finished, boxed product complete with T-shirt and everything. We did not matt it down because we didn't see the finished game, but rather because we thought it was crap. That's what a review is
- a matter of opinion. Therefore, another magazine may have liked
it - but we didn't You have to decide whose opinion you value
most.
The Thunderhawk incident was one of those errors that happens in the fast-moving world of publishing. What had happened was that we were given a preproduc- tion copy to review, by Core Design, and this version did not contain a training option.
We felt that this spoiled an otherwise good game and marked it accordingly. Whe Core released the game, they included a training option. We were informed of this and we changed the matt accordingly. We were all happy with this arrangement. No big deal.
Surely it is better to acknowledge our mistakes and let you, the punter, know if we change our minds or make an omission, than to be wimps and hide our errors? So yes. We do review pre-production software, but then so does every other games magazine in the world and if we didn't then all the magazines would be hopelessly out-of- date. We have to review games before they are released so that the reviews appear in time for the release - maybe preventing you from buying a duff game, and steering you towards the ones to look out for.
We're sorry you fed cheated by this system, Chris, but we're sure you’d rather hear about the games early, than have to wart an extra two months for the same review the In the shops' version. Any games mag would tell you the same.
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Even the in-game plot gives me no materiel whatsoever to base some entertaining drivel on.
It has something to do with aliens and trapping them, using your force- field-creating ship, in less than 20 per cent of the area they started off with.
You move your ship out into the open space leave a trail of foreofiefd then try and get back to dry land.
Ff you dose off an area, this becomes unusable to the aliens and knocks off a few more per cent in the quest to close them down. Your ship can only move along the exposed edge of the closed area, never within it. Dead simple.
It is complicated slightly by the feet that the big main alien you are trying to trap has lots of attendant little aliens which do their best to harass you. This isn't so bad because you are orfy vulnerable when trying to dose off a new area Mad, bad and occasionally bad tempered of the screen, but these guys move very fast so you have to be quick about dosing off the screen area.
Grey squares will appear in the open play area, end sometimes disappear, if you manage to trap one of these while dosing off some space then a bonus is revealed - it may be a speed power-up, or the ability to fire jolly impressive laser bolts - these can be used to kill the annoying little aliens.
You get 1,000 points for each 'nor- maT alien you trap. The bonus for trapping the major afien varies on how We space he is trapped in - the smaller the area, the bigger the bonus.
Trapping the big alien is not the only way of killing him. On some levels, if you collect the bonuses in a certain way you can get a huge gobsmacker of a weapon, which can be used to deciLover i HI SCORE 4&3SO mate your adversary. This gives you so many points you could probably drown under the weight of them.
Graphics are all a fitde boring, looking very much Wee the kind of uninteresting superfluous detail you get when you have 32 colours but cant think of anything do with them - my mother would have called it "too busy*. The sound fellows trends in being surplus to requirements - a nice soundtrack would have done the trick but the lack of effort has resulted in effects that go all over the place and completely miss the point.
The necessarily repetitive gameptey builds tension in a way that frustrates very quickly and makes you want to go and hit something, rather than making you want to try and beat die tiling.
That is about the size of what is really a very basic game. It did well in the arcades, but is less likely to be successful on home formats - there just isn't enough there to warrant spending this kind of money on nothing more than a lot of levels of the same game that get a bit herder every time. Variety does not eauatetoVoffied.
Joels EMPIRE ¦ £19.99 ¦ Vz meg ¦ Joystick ¦ Out now The Beach Boys return - Ba-ba-ba-Barbarian B3M 1) om a ¦j °) A N
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Out now rfe as a triumphant adventurer was a happy one for
Hegor.
¦¦ After the victory over his evil y-xnef Necron. Avenging the murder of
* r. ‘ather, he was in line for the throne.
The nation's elders were a tad con- ~ned about this possibility - after all, vang a decent mixture of brains and these days is difficult, one gener-
* y comes without the other and, well,
- egor was best Known for his brawn.
Net exactly royal material, therefore, the aders paid him off with a skip-load of xkJ and sent him away to get smashed 11 the next few months.
He spent the time drinking a lot and »nng the inhabitants of the nation's
• .'.ems with tales of how he defeated Secron But life as an
ex-triumphant . venturer was not quite so happy, ihen some
gossipy amazon ruined Hegor's reputation by telling him that
secron had been resurrected, things fad to be done. How could
Hegor blag i ant or two of mead in the evenings if hts story
had been discredited? How could he hold his face up in public
agan? How could he get free silk underpants from the girl in
*Ye Olde Sockke Shoppe' if she couldn't fancy him any more?
He knew what he had to do. He had © get kitted out tooled up and throw m his gauntlet - Necron must be defeated.
It Is up to you to control Hegor ©rough the six domains of this game. It starts in the forest as Hegor tries to defeat werewolves. Neanderthals and Baring all before you m«t your death Li iM Iii 1
p. or-T" i bLM.rifll£ Big red Mobs in bouncy bouncy shocker
ogres, then progresses through the caves under the village,
through the village itself, into the castle, down into the
dungeon, then finally into Necron's temple.
The problem is that Hegor begins with no weapons whatsoever, meaning that the first forest involves him bashing as many people as possible with his bare hands so that he can get together enough gold and stuff to make himself slightly harder.
The screen layout of the forest is a little weird and takes some getting used to. Imagine it as a maze made up of a number of interlinked paths at right angles to each other. The path you are currently on is displayed from the side so that you can dearly see the action as you roll and punch your way to freedom, with the connecting paths going into or coming out of the screen. Ini- it 1 tially, as you move on to another path, it is a little disorientating - trying to reestablish which way you are facing and so on - but a compass and a bit of mapping paper will see you right.
The gameplay on this level is very simple. Basically, Just avoiding being killed by some very thick adversaries. But as you progress through the levels the game expands into more than just a beat-eim p, requiring you to solve puzzles to find secret doors and reveal traps.
For example, in the castle you are required to pud chains, but not to flush out the bad guys. Usually they will be in a group of three which must be pulled in the right order to open the door to the next room. Something else to watch out for are hidden floor panels which will often counteract the effect of the chains you have just pulled, frequently sending you to oblivion.
As you move into the dungeon you realise that the enemies are beginning to get a lot harder. For the first time you will come face to face with the undead They can be knocked down for a while but they are completely unkillable, the point being that they are already dead You really have to work fast on those switches with these attractively dressed chaps around.
Hegor, once he has collected them.
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AUDIO wTYmm Good tune but avenge effect P LAVA BILITV 09mm Great fun, enjoyable and a real chakngt.
ADDICTION Xozw Necron won't stand a chance, because you can't stop.
84 can use different items to help him with his quest. On top of all the usual axes, potions and weapons there are things like grappling hooks, which can be used to hoist you out of tricky situations. Naturally there will be the odd shop around the place, usually in the most bizarre of locations, but only if you've remembered to collect all the gold you can will they be of any use to you.
Graphically the backgrounds are well up to standard, particularly in the latter dungeon and temple levels The sprites usually disintegrate and bleed in a comic book gore kind of way, and that comic book feel is most clearly demonstrated by Hegor himself, looking like something straight from the pages of the Beano as he rolls and tumbles his way about.
A typical Psygnosis tune is in evidence. Very reminiscent of castles and dungeons and heros and stuff. The effects, though not brilliant, are just tough enough to make you think that that enemies probably do actually hurt you.
All told, it adds up to a very playable package continuing in the hallowed tradition of the original Barbarian, and goes a little beyond the traditional beat- em-up gameplay to provide extra depth. Coupled with the difficulty level it makes it quite a challenge. Pretty damn good.
Jools February 1998 GameR lU nncess Lucanna had just turned 18. In fact today was her Dirmday. But today was the day that Tnanatos decided to rise from his 'pit of anguish', depart his prison of torment and take revenge for whoever had trapped rum m me interminable prison. He deserved it mougn - ne was officially classed as evil.
Tne rulers of Honshu, where Lucanna Jived, were tne nice chaps who nad put him away, and it was them tnat Thanatos. Or Tnanny for short, was after.
To cut a Jong story short, one full of needless Jong words and sentences (see manual). Thanny kidnaps Lucanna and intends to use ner life force to feed rus own and ultimately destroy Honshu.
Leander is tne palace guard wno's been bonking Lucanna on the quiet. They Doth reckon it is undying love out listen to an old hand, it is pure Just Tne emperor summoned Leander and told him he knew aoout the illicit trysts in tne garden Out would forgive him if he rescued her. Setter to have a live shotgun wedding than a dead daughter. Assuming. Of course, mat Leander could manage n Well it sure sounds like a beat-'eroup to me. And. Gosn. I'd De ngnt. The game 6 made up of three worlds each consisting of four levels, where a single quest has to Oe completed. This will usually involve
collecting something from one end of the level and trekking hack to the exit pomt at the other end with it Well it isn't quite as simple as that.
Tne levels aren't linear, they go in all atrecoons and need a lot of exploration some kind of bonus, be it money, points or armour improvement Tnese armour improvements will take you to the next armour strength level.
You Degin on purple armour wnich only takes one hit pome - take a rat and you die. Green provides two hit points, with the protection climbing one hit point per level mrougn blue, silver, gold ana finally black at ss hit points.
The money can be used in me snops that you will occasionalty stumble into.
You could blow it all on a huge weapon but it fi worm thinking about bulding up your armour first - you stand more chance of getting further me stronger your armour is.
Rune bombs can be bought in the shops too. Or collected from me chests.
Tnese are essential because if you make the mistake of not picking up something that comes out of a cnest, after a short period of time it will turn into a skull if mis is accidentally collected, me ethereal presence of Thanatos will and mapping before mey can be conquered with ease on a regular basis.
The game is populated by numerous assorted creatures, from elves to dragons to huge spiders mac would put me willies up any self-respecting arachno* phobe. These can ae slain with a few swipes of the sword Dot mey are cunning fittle devils, and it takes a lot of care to get away wunoui being nit at least once as you try and kill them.
Fortunately mougn, as you leap and bound across me graphically superb backgrounds, mere will be a load of chess and trunks littered around. A few sword swipes will open these to reveal PLAYABI LITY oooo* Huge ieuds and mcky manta, comoine for i big chafengt appear, with tnunder and iigntmng an about Only rune bombs stand a cnance of thwarting nim. Out it will take six hits to get rid of tne ugly liffle oleeoer.
It is fairly slow-paced initially with little frantic action - tne emphasis is on exploration, and accuracy with the joystick as you try for me fifth ome to carm that moving platform. Skill with the sword is crucial though - you won't Oe able to get away witn autofire in Leander. A far more thoughtful game man some.
It takes on a medieval atmosphere almost as soon as you enter the first world. The graphics have an almost musty feel aoout mem mat puts you nght hack in tne golden age of virgins and dragons.
The background colour-slitting and all that teeny stuff is excellent and some of the foreground stuff occasionally beats First Samurai, but tnere isn’t enough variety to do this on a permanent basis.
The sound is by a team led by one Jon 3urton (apparently he's quite famous for mis kind of thing), with a typically spooky Ptygnosis tune, and violent effects mat. Believe me, go some way to bringing out the armoured agressormauofus.
It is definitely a senous oeai-errHip.
Well implemented. Quite gorgeous to 100k at, and a treat for the ears. Pretty top.
Joofc LEANDER PSYGNOS1S « £25.99 ¦ 1 2 meg ¦ Joystick * Out now At last! A word that rhymes with meander Growl at the postman, comb your face and welcome IL COREDESIGN £25.99 Joystick Out now a meg bolt of power bursts all over the shop and you sprout unsightly hair from places you didn’t even know you had places. When in werewolf mode, you’re no: only twice as 'ard as before, but you can now project magic energy as well as relying on physical prowess to defeat your opponents.
Or to put it another way. You can fire rather than jus: punch. The bullets are. As always, upgradable and vary from three-way fire to heat seekers. No surprises in that department then.
So, Wolfchild is a visually impressive, reasonably playable console beater. If you need any persuasion then 17! Tell you that it was written by the bloke responsible for Switchblade.
Nuff said, it lacks that extra depth that it needs to get the coveted Gamer Gold but it looks, sounds, smells, tastes end feels like a 'quality game'. Surely that must count for something?
Daniel CXI_W§i; A ftir tune and a great sampled noooo*t* February 199? Amiga Computing 99 o’ves. Brilliant, aren't they? Great big hairy dog things. And werewolves?
Brilliant AJI that prowling and drooling at people, That's 9t Dracula? A wishy-washy ponce, in? A limp-wristed girl's The Mummy? Yawn city. 8u!
S? Werewolves are, if you'll ’ the phrase, the gnu's gonads.
Core Design seem to agree with i V their new release rr ? C atfe lycanthrope as ' • Not your traditional by a mysterious ani-
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r. - ‘genetically created robomonsttr' were-
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See. It all began v hen v vorrow. A dead brainy p-n-Sc scientist bloke, was ?=raoped by Chimera, one
- rose evil organisations
• me ?ke nothmg better than
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Saul Morrow. Kal's 3x! Decided that die game would be
* t* more exciting if he got up off his ' -r and did something
about it and so ¦*_ rejected himself with some of his : r:
Wolfchild fruit cordial. And hey r-stf He becomes a werewolf
end sets r*:? Dribble a Jot and menace lamp
- : auest begins as his spaceship r*s:ends towards the Chimera
base, rt Saul must fend off the mutant Bird* on the hull. This
accomplished, he
- vs: fight through a jungle infested
• r. Er. Jungly things.
“hen. Without pausing to adjust his reeches, he dives into some dank and reeky caves to ficht fnsecty things. No for the wicked, and he leaps r?cht into the Chimera base for the penultimate showdown, before striding manfully into the main control centre for the obligatory Final Conflict.
Of course, what it all boils down to is a scrolling platform game with a liberal sprinkling of beat-'envup. It's the sort of gamestyle that's currently setting the consoles alight so it's likely that we'll see quite a lot of it in the future.
Luckily for Core. Woffchild is the first of these games out of the proverbial gate, so they could be on to a winner here.
And with presentation like this, it's not surprising.
The graphic are excellent Loads and loads of detail, topped off with some the swishiest paraBax you'll ever see. Add some decidedly yukky mutants to beat up and you've got a game that's just the thing to stick two fingers up a: the Megadrive contingency.
The twist here is that once your energy reaches 75 per cent or higher, a fter almost five years of development and specvia- :* -jfjL tion. A finished version of Argonaut Software's Birds of Prey (BOP) finally tended on my desk today.
Surprisingly enough, there were no owls hooting, horses eating each other, and all that stuff you normally expect when something long awaited comes to pass-so t just booted up.
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whence came Stargfider 2.
One of the ail-time Amiga classics. It offers a choice of squffions of different aircraft depending on whether you decide to be a 'good* guy or a 'bad* guy. It flies smoothly considering how many other planes the computer controls at the same time, and it makes the tea when you get tired of carpet-bomb- ing little villages in South East Asia.
How does it ptey? Weli. It's a bit like every flight game you ever wanted, but couldn't be bothered with because they’re all just boring variations on the theme of “how can we make lots of money from cunning flight algorithms?*. BOP is a great game, not a great simulation, so members of the Sodety for the Appreciation of Differential Calculus fSAD.) Needn't buy it The action is set in a fictional landscape of land, sea, and islands, but all the aircraft are real. You can take off from a main airbase in a B-52, or ski- jump from HMS Invincible In a Harrier, and if you get bored with
'good* guy planes, it's easy to swap sides and fly in a Mig-29 or Backfire bomber.
After the manual protection is over (you have to answer a question on the technical details of an aircraft or missile) you jump to the pilot screen. Here you can load and save pilots, or create new ones, then it's time to get down to business.
First you select what sort of mission to fly. There are twelve to choose from, including the unusual options to drop parachutists or suppfies. And test fly the X-I5 or Mig29. Next comes the all- important choice of home base.
There are five of these for each side [Blue and Red - but its hardly a cointi- Amiga Computing February 1992 66 Fttirwy 1995 mx ’nxwrr LCI'STK; “IPTH 'fuff T7 RRMRMENT When choosing planes, there's plentjr of tech specs » you toww If ft wm do the job dence they made the Soviets the Red team, is it?), two of which are aircraft carriers. Blue carriers are the Nimitz and Invincible, Red carriers are the Kiev and Minsk, but Russian carrier pilots are restricted to a choice of one aircraft the Forger, as it's the only carrier- borne, fixed-wing ptene the Russians have got If you go for a lan&based
pilot your choice is far greater. There’s a Tupolev Bear bomber, a Hercules, and you can even fly a 747. The more obscure aircraft include the F-20, the SR-77 Blackbird reconnaissance plane, and the Su-25 Frogfoot Irussia's equivalent of the A-IO tank buster). There's enough variety of missions and aircraft to give BOP the best long-term interest appeal of any flight game I've ever seen.
All aircraft are represented accurately in 3D. And they all fly more or less differently. Realism hasn't been insisted on, and where two aircraft are fairly similar you can. For example, find it difficult to believe you're in an F-16 rather than the Mirage in which you flew the last mission.
In more extreme cases, though, the feel of a Hercules is vastly different to any of the jet fighters. A bit Rke flying a phone box through a syrupJffled swimming pool, in fact If you haven't tinkered with the scenario and difficulty settings at the pilot screen, you'll start the game on Pilot level (the second of four difficulty levels!
In the Green fields scenario. If you're a big fluffy domestic fowl, you can downgrade the opposition by choosing Rookie mode, or if you're more of ?
Child-eating household pet, there's the Squadron Leader and Wing Commander modes.
Which base you selected will have determined what side you're on, but once the first mission is over you can fly from any of your side’s bases and in any o' your side's aircraft types. What you must always remember, however, is that 'your side' and 'their side' are going at it hammer and tongs all the time.
Once in the air. You can select the full screen view and then swap views fo any of the aircraft presently in your sector, including enemy aircraft. This give: you an excellent feeling of being in a larger confBct rather than of being one small plane out to save the world, ft's also fun to sit comfortably in a B-' bomber at 50.000 feet and keep tabs on your fighter escort as they battle it out with Migs thousands of feet below The other outside views are of your own aircraft The usual views are implemented. Eight angles and a satellite overview, but they add a lot to the atmosphere because
every plane has sr identical cockpit layout and only by popping out for a quick look is it possible to spot the differences between planes. I particularly liked the view of my A-10 complete with oodles of rcmbs and things dnppmg from below Te wings. Yuml The rear view of a Hercules is fun Aten on a drop mission. This initially ; ves you a black screen because . :u re actually looking back into the :. go hold. Once the door is opened, "cwevec, you can see the parachutist drop out the back of the plane and isen his canopy. There's a certain amount of sadistic tension involved Anen you wait for
the chute to fail to open, but it hasn't happened yet in any of my missions.
On the strategy side of things, you can call up an AWACS map of the entire battle area and zip around to spy on what everyone else is doing (hint - they're all trying to kill each other), and when in flight there’s a radar map of your immediate surroundings which you can zoom in and out of.
This is great for figuring out where that pesky Mig-25 just went, and for working out which tanks are friendly.
Shoot a friendly target of any kind, and you're labelled a traitor and forced to swap sides, so it pays to check (A-10 pilots please take note).
When you and your comrades have liquidated enough of the enemy's assets, you're treated to a victory screen and you can go on to another scenano.
If you don't, you better start getting used to the humiliation of potato queues or revolting daytime TV depending on your original nationality.
With a steady advance through the ranks, so much going on around you, the numerous ways of playing the game, and the vast size of the playing area Itself. Birds of Prey is easily the most addictive and playable flight game on the market. Realism buffs will be advised to go for Flight of the Intruder or ProFlight. But those of us born with the need to stuff Mavericks down the throats of computer-generated bad guys will lap up this game like a starving cat at a bowl of catnip- flavoured cream.
Anton Black Ground detail Is a bit sparse but the aircraft arc wd AUDIO rrw Ycty good for a flight game, with nice miufc whooshes and dead PLAVABlLITy 00000 Morel I want morel Cant put It ADDICTION Voul have to be surgically removed (torn your Amiga.
The HakPak cheating continues.
You've had them on card, now you've got them on paper. What'll they be on next? Watch this space... February 1992 Amiga Computing 99 Terminator 2? Well.
Key 10 slop levels. Hap, b n™ PW to lovely Esc BART VS THR SPACE Woh man, Bart h«e ° dude is type in cheat for my "*9»2f"L * t0 get Infinite lives.
COWABUNGAontheaWKteentog O ck e out and get to her) -- they**- lpvei Level name f6’ Forest course Night course Fog course r .aiii rnilf!
Password No password Tw»"9ht Pea Soup The Skids peaches Liverpool Bagley Pbow fog tuu'" Snow course Desert court* Snow V.uu. u- Desert course Motorway course Marsh course Storm course rodland TswTP U0Me Mp,n9 Tam and Rit "»* to, eS Some He,p' Pause me 9ame, Ihen press iy« tarT' '" *nB9ic " ***9air1ed infirale iutuuiuuniiiiumiiuuuuiiiiuiuiiauiuma Hi ho, hi ho, iti off we go!
Lotus Turbo Challenge * foe « Wnnh reSd shool yOU'' come round codesf0. W** daZ U on- f who want the itt* thevaw- Storm cuui- | Other little snippets esiDE W adto-1 “Tto getrtnlte ” jL in DUX you 9«3 ntancoualifa untmBrummmi htegatawloos bonus ga kii I 2 U 9* i $ i1 i • i IM • ft i} i i M Hi i
J. lihF MMM4HK I IMF 1M Hil-H MMH - NEW ZEALAND STORY At the
request of reader Gillian Hoy, I am going to print a cheat for
New Zealand Story.
The cheat for the original version of the game - the one that came free with the Batman pack - is (ahem}. MOTHERF**KENKIWIBA**ARD Add the letters, U, C, S, T and there you have it lots of naughty wordsll The real cheat is this: press Del and then M. then enter FLUFFYKIWIS to get infinite lives.
‘•e+9' should appear at the bottom of the screen accompanied by the sound of the book
- if the cheat works, Pressing HELP allows you to skip levels.
Publlthrr • richard "ironbridge' williams gamer editor julian "stay-puff boardm.m F associate editor eddie taggart mckendnck 'l*1** writers - darnel blu tac' wWteriead jonathan 'I biffa’ maddock AO Mlei - jdriC Comq TA ***£ «l.toc - pM *grrr“ morse SSSmJaa*** «•«« »»w cddie again mckendricfc loiAd ~T W lev Mrf I EAM imigj q.imcr n dwtnlmlrd Iter with OT19J tompuunq ? For umne copynqf* tundmom Jpply HafflmK If you haven t ordered yours yet why not send for a ring binder for your HakPak cards? With the three tokens (given away In the October, November and December issues) the binder is a
mere £1.99. Without tokens, it s still only €3.99. tvniga Computing February 1992 66 Hatam 2 iM ou are setting forth iH QtiO$ 0 j)(acet' another time, another World, "said
* Y ‘Treguard, Czfie Dungeon ¥An4 hat makes you think that you
four mere J mortals will succeed in the Qukffiwhen so many
others have failed?n J understood, at that imfment, that our
mission was going to take all our endurance, all our collective
skill, and, most of alia depth of courage, that J wasn’t sure
we possessed.
Ewr since itvs award-winning series hit our screens, the wortd has been waiting challenged to solve complex puzzles, logic problems and riddles that reveal a rich.
A computer game worthy of the name. The wait is over. Ever-more rewarding ston ime.
Tony Crowther s amazing re-creation has everything. Your journey takes you deep into the dungeons of Dunshelm. To a cataclysmic Using the same game system that made 'Captive' adventure game of the N P T, „ meeting with Lord Fear and the unthinkably horrible FrightKmght.
Y*ar for 1990. 'Kmghtmare' makes dungeons and dragons games seem Whether or not the meeting is terminal is up to you You will need Februaiy 1992 Amiga Computing ¦fte newts splashing around in a muddy puddle. Wisdom, tenacity, alacrity and. Above all. Courage.
'Kmghtmare'is a sophisticated role-playing adventure where you are I I J But you have all those things, don't you...’ Available 'or Amiga S Atan ST Moonstone - a remarkable combination of fast, aggressive combat action and subtle role-play set in a fantasy world, that uniquely challenges your brain and your reflexes - while covering you in gore.
8© ft)acr» Fan
- qoa ttme! • moonstone n r»am rwqs «mor t Oh, by the way, if
the sight of so much blood upsets you, don't worry. The blood
is an option!
Moonstone features nearly 1,000 frames of incredible animation in 2.
Megabytes of monsters and creatures, over 60 beautifully painted backdrops and detailed scenery. Sound effects are high quality digital samples and includes a full musical score and stunning full screen animated introductory and game complete sequences.
Moomforte contains jcrrm ol strong graph* imagery with particular rcQhyn. Although these scenes are optional, this product is voluntarily roled 12. Parental Guidonte Is recommended for younger players, however this is not a legal requirement Cl 991 Mmdscape International limited All rights reserved. Moonstone is a trodemort of Mmdscape International limited Written by Rob Anderson.
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SCSI Hard Disk 199.75 RAM Chip 256K CMOS ..6.11 RAM
SIMM s for GVP's 3478 SCSI Hard Dnve Case 4 PSU.....109.98
Sharp Colour Scanner 4 S W 599.72 SupraRAM A500 0.5-8Mb
.129.72 SupraRAM A50Q 1-8Mb 139.59 SupraRAM
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0-8Mb ..119.85 VkJe Complete Colour
Solution .159.80 INTEGRATED PACKAGES A1500 Part
Pack ......99.64 Appetizer
Wordpro Music 30.55 Graphics Starter
Kit ..56.40 Office By Gold
Disk ......89 77 Starter (Kindwords 2 4
Games) 51.23 The Works
Platinum ..69.56 MULTIMEDIA
AmigaVision (Commodore) ..95 88 Hyperbook (Gold
Disk) .....49.82 PROGRAMMING AMOS
3D ..... 29.61 AMOS
Compiler .24.91 AMOS Creator
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Arexx ......33.84 C
PD (5 Disks) .9.87 Devpac 2
Macro Assembler 43.71 Dovpac 3 Macro
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Interpreter ......39.95 Hisoft Pascal
Compiler .....89.77 Lattice
C5.1 ..159.80 Pascal
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Software ...49.82 Audiomaster 4
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Studio 59.69 MasterSound Sampler
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32000x32000 69.56 DGCale 512x52
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204.45 34 78 Rondale 8802 Genlock ......189.88 RoeGen
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Ajl offers subject to availability. E & OE Due to shortage of 3 1 2 DSDD disks, prices may change without notice 110 The learning curve v%*r normally write letters if I can get out of them gncehify, but on this occasion I do it happily. I was “ixed by the very expensive pricing in this country to ook elsewhere for hardware and I eventually ordered iome goods from the USA (Adspeed AdRam540 and a oar* Quantum 52Mb hard drive). I also ordered some SO from the UK (Podscat Techosound Vidi) plus some software.
The US orders went very wrong. The Quantum money never got to the suppliers and the retailers of tfte other two boards have not supplied the goods money sent SI 8 91 and definitely received in the US). However being a regular reader of your magazine I ivrote to three of your advertisers, two big and one mall (by comparison).
The only firm to reply was Applied Research Kernel.
The owners have been terrific - they wrote giving firm Quotes and when I phoned they were more than helpful. They knew their subject throughout and if unsure of something found out for me quickly.
I feel that such good service deserves recognition especially if your overseas readers wish to purchase goods and do not know who to trust. I therefore wish you to publish this letter so as many of your readers as possible get the information I had to find out for myself. As you can see the US has failed me badly, so in ?uture I'll be dealing with ARK.
By the way I own an Amiga 500 expanded with a hard drive, genlock, colour Vidi, colour printer.
Technosound, four megs of RAM plus 1 meg chip, colour monitor, Podscat (I can't draw). I am into DTV, programming and so on. Are you interested in anything in the way of articles from the bottom of the world?
K H Antoine, Brisbane, Australia I guess that companies in the USA are just the same as anywhere else - some are good and some bad.
Sorry to hark back to my "small Is better" crusade but your experience seems to be the proverbial proof of the pudding.
As for being Interested in articles from Australia, Stevie (the new editor) tells me he will consider publishing work from anywhere as long as it's good, Write away!
Cot something to say through the pages of AC!
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Cheap and on time. He also said something about needing someone else to reply to readers' letters... Needless to say, my initial enthusiasm for the Amiga has evaporated, and my opinion of Commodore has taken a nosedive. I am on the point of writing off the Amiga as an expensive mistake. And of course, I will hardly be encouraging anyone else to buy an Amiga.
Is it Adios Amiga?
One of your readers asks if other Amiga owners have experienced slow seivice from Commodore. You bet I have!
I bought an Amiga 500 in May. It broke down after five weeks, and the national repair centre took six weeks to return it. Two days later it broke down again, and has now been away for another three weeks, with no sign of returning. I have seen the machine for only seven of the 16 weeks since I bought it. My letters to So whether or not the warranty service is operated by Commodore or by an agent, it cannot be in their interests to be associated with such poor service.
K Grainger, Oalston, London Crikey, all these complaints about FMG in a single letters batchl I can't blame you for being a bit disen- First to praise your magazine. It is excellent, easily the most informative, incisive, witty and most of ail helpful. I have been reading and enjoying it since issue one (Enough - Ed).
After sales disservice!
My setup is as follows: Amiga 1500, TV with Scart and a Star 24 10 printer.
Next on the shopping list is a hard drive.
This is not your problem really but my gripes with Commodore and FMG. I bought my 1500 in April '91 and sent my registration card to FMG as instructed.
In May I moved and had all mail forwarded, but nothing arrived. On the 21 August, 1991 I wrote to FMG asking abut the Customer Care pack and card.
A week later I phoned FMG and was given a number for Commodore, who told me to phone FMG. I told them that I just had and been given this number.
After speaking to Marketing, I was told that the Customer Care pack was stopped but that something would be in the post within a week. One week later I phoned the same person at Commodore and was told to wait one more week.
Well, not a sausage from Commodore, instead on 9 October I received a letter from FMG telling me what I already knew, that the Customer Care pack was stopped, but still nothing about the wonderful Customer Care card.
I phoned FMG on the 11 October and was told that the Care Card was also stopped "but let me transfer you to Julie*. After waiting for an expensive five minutes my patience ran out and this letter took hold.
My gripe is this - after being promised both a Customer Care card and Customer Care pack by the literature that accompanied my lovely computer, both Commodore and FMG had to be pushed to reveal anything. I still do not know if my computer is registered and I have heard nothing about the extended warranty that I requested. ™ Thank you for reading this (if you did) and for the great magazine.
M Palmer, Melton, Mowbray What do you mean "Thank you for reading this (if you did)"! - I read every letter sent to me and I even read some of them twice!
Listen, the Customer Care pack is no great shakes. I got one when I bought my A2000 a year and a half ago. It's basically an A5 plastic folder packed with adverts and order forms for other Commodore bits and bobs.
The mysterious Customer Care card is a credit card-sized bit of plastic with the date you bought your machine etched onto it it doesn't work in a cash machine, but it does get ice off your windscreen.
It seems a shame that you got such a runaround for something that isn't really worth the bother, My guess is that your machine was shipped with an old warranty card, hence the references to Customer Care gumph.
$ i n 1 I £ 111 The important thing Is to make sure your machine is registered. I think you can rest assured that K is if you have had correspondence from FMG.
I'm surprised that you haven't had any word back about your extended warranty. If your payment has been banked, I would contact FMG to find out what is going on. H not, send another form in.
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Take a look through the rest of this issue of Amiga Computing. The Amiga really is a great machine!
The fact that FMC are getting into such a mess fuddle again and again means that Commodore really do have to take some action, in my opinion at least.
I think the time has come for Commodore to issue some sort of statement. If anyone from FMC or Commodore who reads this page wants to step out and defend the national repair centre please write in. I can feel an ESP Special coming on... Hard and fast As one of the rapidly growing number of Amiga hard drive owners, I totally endorse the contents of Stein Erik Oiske's letter in the November issue of AMIGA Computing.
I feel that it is the responsibility of your magazine to inform potential buyers if a piece of software can be installed on a hard drive, and if it is compatible with faster processors like the 68030.
Contrary to what is commonly slated in the monthly magazines, a large proportion of Amiga games can be installed on a hard drive.
Most adventures and simulations (with the exception of F19 Stealth Fighter) are hard drive compatible, and, in general, it is only arcade type games that Play it again, maS I went into the local newsagents today and while looking on the magazine rack, my eye was caught by your magazine Amiga Computing.
It was the first time that it has been stocked so I bought a copy. When I got home I read it from cover to cover and was very impressed. Then I decided to try out the disk, CoverDisk 24 I played the Tune of the Month, and was even more impressed, as Toccata is one of my many favourite pieces of classical music. I briefly loaded the machine code option, then I decided to load in the utilities.
I started off with Imploder and worked my way round it for later use. I then loaded SoundStudio and loaded in one of the samples included called Bogey, which was a sample of Humphrey Bogart from one of his films which I don't particularly like.
Still have irritating on-disk protection.
Let me say that certain companies are particularly guilty of using on-disk pro* tection and therefore are treating Amiga users like children - try that in the PC market or in the USA and see how many sales there are!
Programming pointers «ould like to learn computer programming in Cobol on my Amiga. It must oe possible. The Amiga is capable of anything, or so they say. Can you help m* on this matter - what do I need, where can I get the equipment, and how much roughly will it cost?
I've tried asking several companies who do courses in Cobol programming, but all they seem to do is try and sell me an IBM-compatible Amstrad computer and course work for hundreds or even thousands of pounds.
I would appreciate any advice that you can give me.
A S |obe, Portsmouth I've published letters like this before, asking for help, with no response.
Come on guys 'n' gals, is there a PD version of Cobol hiding out there?
The first person to locate and send me one will get a prize. There, can't say fairer than that.
All the users I know - including myself - will not buy software from these companies, as loading from floppies is a real pain if you have an alternative. Also, if software has heavy on-disk protection then the AmigaDos guide-lines are bypassed, and the software is not compatible with faster processors like the 68030.
So please, let us serious users of our favourite machine know in your reviews if software has on Or off disk protection, and if it can be installed on a hard drive. Surely you don't have to be informed by the software company if the product is hard drive compatible - as you state in your reply to Mr Ciske’s letter - you can easily try for yourself!
I Mackenzie, London.
What a bizarre suggestion, that most Amiga owners who play arcade and action games might be children!
Carnes companies put protection on their product to protect their investment, not to Inconvenience hard disk owners.
Manual protection Is an alternative, but with a little time virtually any manual system can be beaten. Books can be copied, charts redrawn and even code wheels "pirated" The versions of software we get In to review are typically fully functional, apart from the protection which is still being added.
It is for this reason that we can't tell people if games are hard disk friendly or not. If we used our own experience, every game released in the last three months would be hard disk compatible!
Daniel and Eddie are sticking by their tried and tested line: "if games companies tell us, we will tell the readers".
The sample said "I stick my neck out for nobody", but when I got round to reversing the sample, I played it and it turned out to say something very rude.
This is one edition of any magazine that mildly shocked me But don't worry I will be buying the magazine again (even more if this gets printed).
D Boyce, Leicester I have omitted to publish what you thought Bogey said backwards, for obvious reasons!
Any reader with a curious disposition, a copy of any decent tracker and a very fertile imagination is welcome to try this experiment.
You might also like to try reading the entire magazine backwards - you can pick up the subliminal satanic messages much more easily that way!
Christmas turkeys
• Our more astute readers may have noticed our, erm, cock up last
month, which resulted in some letters being printed twice and
one, entitled 'CDTV Turkey”, being started twice but never
actually ended or replied to. The person responsible for this
fowl deed has been given a good roosting (don't worry, we
plucked him first). Here'S 'CDTV Turkey' in full... Why oh why
is the structure of my chromosomes (ha!, joke).
But seriously, can you answer a couple of little questions about the Amiga? Everyone goes on about the Amiga being the only home computer with the ability to multitask. Now I'm not putting it down - I've owned one for three years and wouldn't part with it - but is it not a fact that true multitasking can only occur on a machine when there are as many processors as Progress at any cost?
I read with interest the upgrading of the Amiga to the A500P. But at what cost to us 512k A500 owners? Software is already becoming 1 meg only due to the future A500 being 1 meg standard.
I've already got a few CoverDiSks which I've never seen. Yes I know I must upgrade and I know it's cheap, but how will the updated A500P affect software?
Don't get me wrong, I think it's good news that Commodore are still showing the way but it took me two years to save the money for my A500 and months to buy my first game, only being content with your CoverDisks to keep me going (which are fantastic) but I hope we don't get forgotten over the next few years.
I wrote to Commodore about the price of the A500 I paid £411, of which £26 of this was for the games pack which I found is given out free by other shops. Why was I charged for this can you tell me as Commodore did not reply? Can you confirm what I think, that I was ripped off?
C Cocke, Port Talbot, Wales There are very few SI2k Amlgas around these days. After all, it costs less than a good game to get a 512k expansion complete with battery-backed dock.
The real compatibility problem will arise when software starts to be developed that requires the very latest versions of Kickstart and Intuition.
Commodore will be offering an official upgrade path to owners of all machines other than the A1Q0Q. It requires the replacement of a number of chips, so don't count on it being cheap. It Is a sensible Investment though.
The recommended retail price of the A500 Cartoon Classics bundle is £399. This has also been the price for earlier bundles. If you have been charged more, it is over the odds.
There Is very little you can do though, as the RRP Is only a guideline - retailers can literally Charge as much as they think they can get away with.
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Processes? So would it not be true to say that it only gives virtual multitasking through processor sharing?
Secondly, why did Commodore spend all that cash on developing the CDTV system, only to decide to also release a keyboard for it (soon) turning it into an Amiga, and release a CD-ROM drive for the Amiga turning it into a CDTV system?
Would the money not have been better spent on me (a poor student) or just on the development of a CD-ROM drive for the Amiga? Or a hardware ZX81 emulator? Or an easy way to fit an upgrade on an ST?
A lot of money to create two very similar things. Is that not quite silly?
Finally, I think capital punishment should be reintroduced for software thieves.
I Small, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Amiga performs more than one task simultane ously - that is my definition of multitasking.
Remember it also has a suite of custom processors to deal with anything from graphics, animation and sound to bus control. Paula, Agnes, Denese and Buster all do their bit to ease the 68000's load.
Commodore don't want people to see the CDTV as a computer. It doesn't have peripherals, It has "accessories" (I kid you not!).
The keyboard has become necessary in order to use things like database programs and reference works. There will still be a distinct line drawn between the CDTV and the Amiga.
Commodore consider the Amiga CD-ROM drive, the A690, to be a storage device, whereas the CDTV is a concept.
The A690 will be a major boost for the Amiga.
Think of It, you will have all the power of the Amiga coupled with the storage capacity of CD-ROM. That combination is much more versatile than the CDTV.
As for being a poor student, I wouldn't have it any other way!
Gamer grumbles As a 63-year-old GCI (Geriatric Computer Illiterate), I subscribe to two computer mags, and usually buy a third. I find that I probably understand about five per cent of what I read in these magazines, and yet they have been written and understood by a large body of the population.
This has formulated in my mind the theory that there is a parallel existence which interfaces with us lesser mortals about five per cent of the time, Does anybody else subscribe to this theory?
Now for the moans. This is another problem with being a GCI, you get irritated very easily!
One of the magazines to which I subscribe is, of course, Amiga Computing. The reason I decided to subscribe to this mag is because the games content seemed to be minimal.
Now what do you do? You put a great wad of games info in the mag in such a way that it is a pest when you're trying to read the rest of the mag, and you can't get rid of it unless you destroy the magazine. Renewal of subscription is under very serious consideration.
One last thing, are there any other like-minded GCI's in this area who would like to be together for mutual warmth and comfort?
| Perry, Potion Sandy, Bedfordshire Good grief! Camer was designed to make It easier for people to find (and ignore if they wish) our Ezra online Ezra Surf can be contacted on a whole host of bulletin boards and conferencing systems If you have anything to say, get it off your chest online!
Amiga Computing also has its own Fidonet echo which is being earned by BBS systems throughout Europe. Any Fido sysops interested in hooking up should collect AMIGA_COMP off the backbone.
If you are experiencing difficulty, please contact Tony Miller, sysop of our home board - 01 for Amiga Additionally our mailman with the most, Ezra Surf, hangs out on the following services: Account number 999800263 74:MIK911 amigacomputing 70007,4734 uadi 132 Amiga Computing Service Prestel Telecom Gold CiX CompuServe The Direct Connection 01 for Amiga games coverage. We still have less games coverage than the bulk of Amiga magazines - quality rather than quantity is the operative. We could have removed games coverage completely, but that would deny the existence of the bulk of Amiga
owners. Not a wise thing to do in our opinion!
Why not have a read of Camer? Go on - you might like it!
Enchanted melody?
I couldn't help noticing that your October Tune of the Month, Toccata by one E Miller, bears more than a passing resemblance to a tune of the same name by my favourite Amiga musician, Alister Brimble. This can be found on 17 Bit's Supreme Sounds Vol 1 disk dated June 1989.
There are minor differences such as additional percussion sounds and a couple of tiny tweaks to the timing in places, but these are easy to do in MED.
Alister's overall arrangement and instrumentation is left pretty well as written. Even most of the sounds are the same, even down to the dodgy looping in the opening chords (sorry Alister!).
Alister wrote his version in SoundTracker, but again it is quite straightforward to convert a sound- tracker tune to MED format.
Of course it could just be a huge coincidence, but if I'm right, then tut-tut E Miller! Check it out!
R Baxter, Manchester Yours is one of several letters I have received pointing out the alleged origin of this musical masterpiece.
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zapping, then this one's for you... Neptune Slideshow Down Hill Challenge AmlgaNuts Disk No 1179 Strictly PD Disk No G342 After last month's scintillating Mars Slideshow, this month's digitised offering comes from Amiganuts as a two disk set. Yet more digitised pictures of another planet for you to load up and, er, look at.
The quality ranges from crystal dear on some of the close-up shots to fairly indistinct for some shots of the whole planet. The real problem is that Neptune isn't very exciting. With Mars at least you've got all the rumours and mystery of the Planet of War - Neptune just doesn't have much “oomph". This slideshow doesn't even have the informative text overlays of the Mars slideshow.
A bit of a pointless exercise, really.
Worth a look if you want to see what can be achieved with a digitiser, but not really different enough to make it worth getting.
The Invisible World Strictly PD Disk No D462 Another digitised slideshow, but one that's a lot more interesting, especially for the more macabre among you. It's made up of three sections, each one highlighting one aspect of the things we cannot see with the naked eye.
The first section shows, in unflinching detail, all the little bugs and beast- ies who live in, on and around us. Each picture is accompanied by some suitably skin-crawling text to let us know First mention of the month goes to this wonderfully nostalgic skiing game. Those who graduated to the Amiga from the humble Spectrum will instantly recognise that cob webby fave, Horace Goes Skiing.
The graphics are different, and the crossing the road section has gone, but the exhilaration of rushing down a pixelated slope and dodg ing trees at high speed is still there.
There are a few minor problems, such as the way the game is simply over once you've completed the course.
The randomly generated trees and rocks make it different each time you play, and the bonus flags and extra points for leaping over branches add excitement to the battle for a high score.
The longer you stay on your skis the more points you earn, the faster you go and the harder things get.
Hit an obstacle and you fall flat on your face and lose one of your five lives.
More serious matters. A pleasant diversion And isn't that what PD games are about? Playability and good fun for next to nought pence.
Great, undemanding stuff It's everything that a PD game should be. Simple, well thought out anteed to have everyone gasping and muttering "Well I never...'. Compelling stuff, and definitely worth keeping your eyes open for, if you can stomach the thought of all those little monsters swimming around in your armpits.
The Final Frontier Strictly PD Disk No U314 Here's a treat for all you Trekkies out there. The Final Frontier is a disk magazine dealing exclusively with Star Trek trivia and info. Lively Trek debates rage in the letters section. Is Wil Weaton rubbish? Is The Next Generation a pile of old klingons? You can air your views here, and also get gripes about dodgy exactly what these little beggars do to us. Many a shiver passed through the office at the sight of a bed bug magnified 300 times. Not for the squeamish.
The second section focuses on those clever stop motion films, and includes Not while I'm eating, Mother!
The squirm- worthy world ot long-legged beaitiet revealed for you!
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The final section reveals what tiny, everyday objects look like when magnified. A crack in an egg becomes a giant crevasse and a pinch of salt looks like a demolished building. The text continues to describe the awesome sights, and you'll be hard pushed to believe it sometimes! Surely that horrendous mass of squirming spaghetti can't really be plaque on a tooth?
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£4.99 per issue CALL FOR A500 PLUS COMPATIBILITY DISKS £1.25 EACH postage cheques & p.o's to: battleaxe p.d. (amc DEJA VU £3 50 EACH ALL orders 125 kingswqqd, thqrpe Marriott . AA. 50p SAME DAY DISPATCH UK NORWICH NR8 6UW. NORFOLK NEWSFLASH £4.99 issue £1.50 europe £3 rest of the world TEL: 0603 261060 FRDNHIER ISSUE ONE SEP1 1991 Public domain. The final frontier. These are the continuing voyoga of the ctkhed captions.
Each take control of a little biplane and zip about the skies trying to shoot each other down. The catch is that the planes handle in a strange way.
Pushing forward on the joystick speeds you up and then right and left rotate the plane. Fire, as if by magic, fires your machine gun.
The planes have to obey the laws of physics though, and if you try to many intricate twists and turns then your engine cuts out and you tumble to the ground. The first player to crash or get shot fifteen times loses. It's a simple concept, but it's beautifully programmed and once you've got the hang of the controls, you can have hours of fun looping the loop and dive- bombing your mates.
Wizzy's Quest is a German puzzle game, with all the text translated with a wicked sense of humour. All you have to do is guide some ancient wiz1 ard bloke Out of each level by building blocks to climb up and over obstacles. You get 50 levels so there's no risk of it being too easy. The control is a bit sticky, but this doesn't matter too much as fast reactions aren't that important. It's not bril* liant, but it's good for a laugh.
Sys is another puzzly type of game, based on Pengo. You control a little round bloke who shuffles round a maze of disks and must destroy the viruses by shunting said disks on top of them. It's been done before, and done better, but as part of a four pack, it's a mildly entertaining way to spend a few minutes. And finally merchandise and life in general off your chest.
The whole thing is very well presented, featuring several Tobias Richter pictures inspired by the series. It's fairly obvious that this won't appeal to the 'normal" people out there, but for all you Trekkies, it'll go down a treat.
Games Compilation 1 Warpdrive Disk No 0511 A fairly new PD library are Warpdrive, having only been around since June. In a blatant bid for free publicity, they've sent us a preview of their first games compilation. And just look at the qualify of these games... You get four games on the disk - Bip, Wizzy's Quest, Sys, and (ahem) Skoda Challenge. Bip is a revamped version of some old arcade machine that no-one can remember the name of, Wizzy's Quest is a puzzle game in the vein of Spherical, Sys is really Pengo in disguise, and Skoda Challenge is, er, well it speaks for itself, really.
Of the four, Bip is by far the most fun. It's a two player affair where you Amiganuts update!
Amiganuts have asked us to make a few statements on their behalf to the PD buying public. First of all, those Amiga nutters would like to make it known that as of now all their disks are fully compatible with the A500 Plus.
.Will - ,'uxijj ItxWsMi tmujti lui itaJis hrA* Afoet Ul* ratsic seciiM IW misic ¦¦¦¦¦¦ ¦ ¦¦¦¦ .1 .1 , T.T. - _Akwt die MPI wMie m this disk_ fill; iVAi‘: Mirriy 'U&'jmui ,tuis _mtt t*W - fc» Mim Jafatm_ They're also proud to announce the latest developments in the wacky and wild world of OctaMED. They are now able to offer a full OctaMED manual, to help you squeeze the best results from Teijo's musical masterpiece.
The manual comes all professionally bound up, like the worksheets you got in school that always smelled of Bostilc. Fortunately, this manual doesn't smell even remotely Bostik-like, but it does contain 90 pages of hints, tips and instructions for everyone's favourite PD program.
It's very well laid out, and looks quite daunting to the unconverted, but if you're conversant with the program then this'll sort out any queries you might have. It's nice to see PD libraries becoming more professional in their marketing, isn't it?
Also available from those huggable Amiganuts is a disk magazine, going by the uncanny title of AM FM. It's described as "a magazine-cum-utilities disk that is aimed strictly for the musical Amiga user". Sounds like your cup of tea? Then get in touch with the 'Nuts and get yourself a copy.
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Silliness abounds, but it's wonderfully inventive.
All in all, a high quality package.
Two barnstormers and two Oks, for tne price of a disk. Can't be bad.
QuizMaster Amiganuts Disk No 876 And to round off our festive selection, a quiz game to keep you huddled over your Amiga in the cold January evenings. Who knows, you might even lure the family technophobes in for a game!
Tne quiz takes the form of a race, in which each player must advance their car by answering questions correctly.
You can have up to four players and the questions are randomly chosen from four categories. And the whole caboodle was spawned by AMOS.
It's very well laid out, and feels more than a little like the computerised Trivial Pursuit. Unfortunately they've opted for a different answering method, where you must type answers in, which means that you can get an answer wrong for silly reasons.
For instance, when asked "What German city is famous for a scent it produces?" Do you answer "Cologne" or "Koln"?
This "knowing the answer but still getting it wrong" situation is more frustrating than debating whether or not the player called out the right answer. At least you can sort that out among yourselves.
There are over 1,000 questions, although we found that some did repeat during our first game. Tne level of difficulty is pitched very high, so it might take a long time to finish a game. As if this was anticipated, there is an option to save the quiz and carry on at another time.
Apart from these relatively minor niggles, it's a worthwhile product. Of course, it's best with four, but you can play alone and learn all the questions so you win every time.
Either way, it's a fun little game and as long as you don't mind being made to look like a complete thickie, you'll come back to it time and time again.
Opti Utils 2 Virus free PD Disk No 2057 PUBLIC SECTOR Land Builder Having had their fingers burned by their ventures into the, shall we say, "fruitier" aspects of public domain, Virus free have cleaned up their a a and are now dealing in respectable utilities disks and other such decidedly normal wares. And apparently the dog is a lot better now.
- c -tst. A simple to use fractal generator! This is just the
thing for all the peo- z*e who like the idea ol fractals but
are a bit confused by all the facts and ft Afi you need to do
»s type in a seed number (there are literally tens of r-ousands
to choose from), and then select a level of detail.
The program then spends the next few millenia drawing your fractal odd. Once that's done, you can adjust the picture to suit your tastes and tsen look at it, say "that's a very nice fractal landscape" before doing
- 'somer one.
There's really very little else to say about it. It's a fractal designer, it's uariy slow, and you've probably already got at least another three some-
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This Opti Utils disk contains four virus killer, including Nuke, the Saddam virus killer which could come in handy for any AUI readers out there, plus 18 other handy and not so handy programs.
It deserves a mention as it includes the Text Engine, a PD wordprocessor that got the thumbs up last issue. This alone makes the disk worth getting, with the other stuff making a nice bonus.
And what of the other stuff? Weii, there's your usual selection of disk formatters and repairers, PpShow of course, and a disk copy program that's a good deal faster than the professional X Copy. And, no, it won't copy commercial software, so you can put that wooden leg away right now.
A good selection, with some predictable utilities but with the inspired inclusion of Text Engine. Get it just for that, if needs be.
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Amiganuts Yes, the Amiga Coders Club are still going from
strength to strength.
They've now released a special assembler disk to assist all you would be Bitmap Brothers in your quest for the perfect parallax.
The disk-based magazine that they produce is fairly small, but it contains a wealth of tips and hints for beginners and they don't scorn those who don't know the lingo. The feel of the thing is all very "matey", with most of the regular contributors exchanging jokes and zany tales of data processing on the letters page.
If you're a coder, no matter how experienced or inexperienced, then I advise you to get in with these guys. You'll probably learn some new stuff and make loads of friends all over the country in the process. This is the sort of community spirit that keeps PD alive. Cliches R Us, or what?
Who ya gonna call?
If you want to get hold of any of these disks then give the relevant company a shout Strictly PD, Virus Free PD, 11 York Place, 23 Elborough Road, BRISTOL Moredon, BS1 SUT SWINDON SN22L5 Tel: 0793 512321 AmigaNuts, 169 Dale Valley Road, Warpdrive PD, HoUybrook, 110 Burton Avenue, SOUTHAMPTON DONCASTER DN48BB SOI 6QX Tel: 0302 859715 jl&idftc I»)») IlHOS If »»» Scarce U »»; Jrcrur.ih Scarce H ! );)) ’ctWiiw || )))))) teijrCt .. JCC.lltoi* All things techy ace explained and talked about in the Anuga Cod n Clab, Anoraks not necessary Beck ititev - rlstf.ty Tae ijuss t StlWetS » «HJ msIM !
I MSA X2S OS MAS (ACC) ii£ cxmm Sti SO! Fi it; CODE AC 8FX IfcRK Mt DISTRIBUTION MISHITS UNITED Looking for scrollers, vectors and sine waves? Jonathan Maddock casts an evil eye over this month's demos T3 U S f you're a bit strapped for cash then you l| could do a lot worse than buying the 1 Kryptic's demo disk, it contains loads of brilliant demos - for the price of a packet of Cornflakes you get the LSD Despair demo (which needs two drives to work) and the uniquely named Definition of Boombastic by those demo genii The Rebels.
O GO Just by buying this disk you get all the scrollers and light-sourced vectors a demo fan could every need. Great graphics and great music - what more could a demopnoDe ask for?
Now for those of you who hate all this hardcore dance malarkey, there's a disk from Amiganuts which is tailor-made for all you classical music fans out there. It's top raver George Gershwin with his classic Rhapsody in Blue (you know, the tune off the Galaxy adverts). Being a hard-core dance music fan myself, all I can say is that it's well put together and it Sure sounds nice on the ole' lughoJes.
Now for some real music - hard-core dance music, that is. This disk from 17-Bit software contains two demos, one by The Rebels which is called The Tning (the hard-core dance one) and one by TSB (not the hard-core dance one). The Thing is serious dance stuff and contains starfields galore, while The TSB disk - it stands for The Special Brothers, faa fans - serves as a nice complement and also contains loads of vectors, starfields and other such demo-type things.
What's this? Well, would you believe «t - it's a fantabulous Miami Vice remix by HCC. If you like Miami Vice then you'll love this and if you like Don Johnson then you'll be trembling with excitement, because mere is a mega digitised picture of the man in question. Nice, very nice indeed.
The next offering is poptastic in more ways than one because it's a great megamix of Harry Enfield's Loadsamoney, which was released a while back. A definite "fans only- disk, this one.
All I can say is bosh bosh zoom zoom wallop dosh - get the disk and you'll find out what i'm going on about (l think he's finally flipped - £d).
It's available from the boys at Amiganuts, who also do a iot of work for charity. More music?
Yes, I'm afraid it's true, and even those little Lemmings have managed to get on to this disk.
It's entitled Lemming Curd and it's got five great tunes on it. All are of excellent qualify, and check out the tune entitled Dentistry - it's exceptionally good. Also on the disk is the Gods remix
- a great rehash of a pretty wonderful game, courtesy of the
Bitmap Brothers.
The big Austrian is back, and this time he's appearing on 17-Bit's two disk Terminator 2 slideshow. It features loads of pictures of Amie in action, plus shots from other scenes in the movie.
This is definitely for Arnold Schwarzenegger fans only (so that's just about everyone, then). Every time it was shown in the office there were great cries of "Uzi 9-millimetre" and other such Arnie quotes, for a slideshow the quality of the pictures is very good indeed.
Other recommended disks include 17-Bit's Powerdemos featuring offerings from The Silents and Phenomena, which are both well worth adding to your collection.
Also from 17-Bit is yet another Rebel demo - this one's entitled Outland and is probably their best yet.
Divina's Techno fright has excellent graphics and thunderous music, which combine to make it a truly great example. Also worth a mention is Exile's Pontdisk which contains loads of great fonts all wonderfully drawn (including the very dodgy pornofont). The digitised picture of the Exile team at the beginning shows that these guys aren't even out of their nappies yet! And their mothers think they're such nice lads... Well that's all for this month - see you next time for more music, demos and animations.
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Jl FONT Animated animal antics Lemming card The first of our featured animations is from talented stalwart Eric Schwartz. This beauty is entitled The Dating Came.
In it. Enc breathes life into a frog and a squirrel, who are both getting ready for a date. The anim »* wry Tex Avcry-ish and contain* lots of slapstick humour. As usual it is very slick indeed and l can't find fault with it anywhere. U also contains a very, erm, physical ending. Prom Potteries PD, it's a definite must for anyone's collection. Unfortunately it needs 5Mb to run, so I suggest you buy it and then find a rich friend who has lots and lots of memory - even if it mean* pretending to be his best mate for a week.
Miami Vice ktofnody Remember Puggi in Space? Well, the dudes who created the demo that started a revolution are back.
Their long-awaited sequel is named fillet the fish, featuring a fish (surprise surprise) this demo is as good as, if not better than. Puggs in Space. The sequel has retained all the humour and great graphics of its predecessor - Jester Brothers international have come up with a cracker.
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DEJA-VU LICENSEWARE LT-014 AMIGA SYSTEMS TEST: Test; keyboard, J&3.50 PER DISK THE DEJA-VC DISKS LISTED A$ £ COMPATIKLE VtffH THE 500- FF-S01 DOSWATCH: Monitor for calls to Amiga DOS via dos library requires kickstart 1.2 or 1.3. FF-502 TRACKDOS VL0& A program that allow easy transfer of data between DOS memory and trackdisk device.
FF-507 LHCO.N: A program to convert Arc and Zoo formatted archives to LHArc EF-513 FF-514 DKBTRACE: A ray trace program that takes a text description of a 3D scene and renders it to a 24 biz file which may be convened to HAM or viewed on 2 2-i-bit Gild.
FF-515 CHECKBOOK ACCOUNTANT: A chequebook recording, balancing, budgeting and analyzing program.
FF-521 T3E: Converts any tea programme to an executable with only 94 bytes added for hunk structure and display programme.
FF-522 MAK: The mandelbrot adventure kit. A nicely done mandelbrot generator with full source code.
FF-527 ARQ: Replaces the standard system requesters with nice animated ones to which you can also attach different sounds. Words under Amiga DOS i3 or 2.0. FF-528 FONTCOW: Converts Macintosh postscript type 1 and 3 fonts to the IBM postscript type 1 and 3 format, also converts Macintosh bitmap fonts to the Adobe binary format.
FF-530 TURBOBOTTLE; a programme created for the purpose of subtitling Japanese animation films and to aea& 3 standard Amiga subtitle format. Is pcfleclv suited for subtitling and foreign film.
FF-532 BOOTP1C- Allows you 10 install nearly any IFF picture that you like in place of the workbench hand that appears after a reset.
FF-533 TRALVERMAKER: Allows you to modify money, number of lives or high scores of some games. The game to be modified must be capable of multitasking.
FF-534 TERM: A telecommunications program written for Amiga OS release 2X gives total configurability, full Arcx conrrol, Xpr-transfer* support a fully featured VT100 VT220 ANSI emulation, full overscan and screen resolution support new ECS screen mode;, included, asynchronous operation and a lot more. Comes with 6Xpr-transfer libraries (ascii, modem, kermjt, qyjckb, xmodcm, and zmodcm) documentation in English and German included FF-537 PAULCOPY: A disk copier for single drive owners also works with half meg but requires multiple disk swaps.
Ffo40 Browser: A programmers workbench.
Allows you to easily and conveniently move, copy, delete and rename files and directories.
FF-541 GLFMACfflNE: A program that will convert Compusctve GIF image fifes into IFF SRAM and 2-i bit ILBM’s. It offers a number of extra options like dithering, horizontal and vertical flip as wdl as automatic border removal.
FF-543 HCISaVER: A small utiliry that allows you to cut rectangular portions of any screen and store them on disk as Ifr-ILBM fifes.
FF-547 VIDEOMAXE: A programme to manage one's video tape collection.
FF- 49 FFEX; a programme for fractals. Lois of features uses an interesting algorithm for extra speed Source includes modules reading, writing 1LBM pictures and for using the ARP file requester inmoduia.
FF-551 TOOLMANAGER VL5: A fully featured program to add other programs (workbench or CLD to ihe tools menu ot ihe 2X workbench.
FF-553 24BITTOOLS: 3 conversion programs to manipulate 2i bit images.
FF-555 FLASHCOPY: A multi tasking friendly disk copier that can make nibble copies as wdl as the standard DOS copies LPD-004 THINGAMAJIG; Kiddies jigsaw type program with 24 pictures to choose from and a difficulty level. 1 meg.
LPD-008 WORK AND PLAY: 3 educational programs for the kids. Click Clock, Fun Times Tables and Lets Go Shopping. I meg, LPD-010 THE WORD FACTORY: A near spelling game for the kids. 1 meg.
LPD-014 PLAY IT SAFE: Teaches your kids safety in the home, garden, street, car and the park. 1 meg.
LPD-015 ARC ANGELS SHAPES: Fun for the kids, build colourful pictures from predefined shapes. 1 meg.
LPD-028 BUDBASE: An easy to use database specifically designed for the beginner. 1 meg.
LPD-029 BIG TOP FUN: A top quality educational program three games based on circus acts. 1 meg.
LPD-039 MAGIC FOREST it version 1 was given away free wah .Amos this program is far superior and continues the story set by version 1.1 meg.
IPD-041 RESCUE; A 3D adventure in which you must soIyc a murder. You can dick on objects and examine them for dues etc excellent value.
NEW DEJA-VU TITLES ARE: LPD-057 KIDDIES CUP ART: 1 meg.
LPD-059 PREHISTORIC FUN: I meg.
LPD-060 TECHNO SNAIL 1 meg.
LTD-061 FINAL CHAPTER: 1 meg.
LPD-O62 REVOLLTtON: 1 meg.
LPD-064 RESCUE It 1 meg.
LPIMfes POWER PLANNER & DLARY rffFncFR.
UPD-066 HOTEL MANAGER: 1 meg.
LPD-067 CYApONLA (CYADII): i meg.
POLLYSOFT LICENSEWARE £3.00 PER DISK PS-001 SPACE BLOB: Multi Level game where you collect all the glowing items but avoid the beastfes like the plague.
PS-002 MR DIG: An Amiga version of the Dig Dug game. Help Mr Dig collect the apples and if you can squash the monsters with the rocks.
PS-003 Q-BOID: A tetris variant to test your reifexcs.
PS-004 COMPUTER CONFLICT: Tty and ICSCUC the planet and set your friends free. Excellent speech and graphics.
PS-00$ SUBCULTURE; A shoot cm up similar 10 R-Typc with extra large creatures ai the end of each level.
PS-007 DIZZY LIZZY’S DASH: A boulder dash type game with large graphics.
PS-008 DIZZY LIZZY'S EDUCATIONAL 1: Four games to make learning fun.
PS-009 DIZZY LIZZY’S EDUCATIONAL 2: Three games to_ continue the theme that learning can be fun.
PS-013 BOUNTY BOBS HIGH NOON: Playing the part of Lucky Luke you have to capture 20 bad guys dead or alive. 1 meg.
PS-014 CLASSROOM MATHS: A selection of Mathematical games so your kies can learn and play at the same time.
PS-015 CRYSTAL CAVERNS: A follow up to space blob with more levels and oh no more monsto.
NEWSFLASH THE DISK BASED MAGAZINE ISSUE 212 DISKS £4.99 ISSUE 22 3 DISKS £6.99 Full of useful hints and tips, reviews, music, graphics and games. .Articles on programming plus lots more. If you want to take your Amiga seriously you wan: NEWSFLASH mouse, disk drive, memory - both chip and fast, screen resolutions, clock, sprites and more, UT-O16 amibase V3.76; An easy to use database.
UT-021 RIM V5,0; Another more powerful database but you will have to read ihe doc first IT-045 UNIQUE UTILS 1; Amiga Mon, KcyMap Ed, A Text Editor, Pcopy, FixDisk, Dircaory Work and Zero Virus HI.
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UT-064 C MANUAL V2.0: 4 Disks, the latest version of this excellent rutoriaL UT-072 BANK *N V1.5: An excellent utility for keeping track of your bank account, produces reports on income and expenditure so you can see where the money is going. Handles multiple accounts.
UT-074 MANDLEVROOM: A fast friendly mandlcbrot program.
UT-075 MANANIM & MANDELMOUNTAINS; 2 nice variations on the mandelbrot theme.
UT-080 a64 PACKAGE; A commodore 64 emulator reputably better than the commercial versions available, UT-094 AMIGAZER fit STARCHART: If you want to know whats up there then these programs will help.
UT-092 NORTH C VL3j 2 Disks, The very popular C compiler for the .Amiga. UT-108 PRINT STUDIO: Will print text with different options. Will also prim save screens & windows or parts of colour palette can be changed to your requirement.
UT-109 UNIQUE UTILS 3: Key.WapEd, Pcopy.
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LT-llO MED V3-1:2 Disks the ever popular music program along with some examples.
UT-116 CLIP IT Vol 1:5 disks of clip an.
LT-121 CUP IT Vol 2:5 disks of dip art.
Ur-126 CUP IT Vol 3:5 disks of clip an.
UT-151 cup rr vol 4; 5 disks of clip art UT-145 NCOMM Y1.9: 2 disks, this is one of the best communication packages available for the .Amiga. UT-147 TENT PLUS V3.0: A fairly powerful word processing package.
LT-148 BOOT X V3.80d: .*vn exccllerj (probably Lhe best) and easy to use virus killer for the Amiga also on this disk is LVD which works alongside Boot X10 give even more protection.
UT-149 BOOT X V3.80d: .As above but for the Amiga Plus.
GA-036 UNIQUE GAMES 2: Anigoids. Amcoba, Pacccr&Girl Aoions. Compatible with plus.
Ga-648 UNIQUE GAMES 10: Puzz, Sys, MmiBIast, Impcnum Romanum. Compaiibfe with plus.
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20Mb, I would like to make use of this port, but can't find
anyone to tell me how.
Can I just connect another bare hard drive straight to it, or do I need another interface of some kind? I recently saw a hard drive in an electronics shop for the DM equivalent of £100.1 know it's a risk, but for that price, as long as it's a SCSI drive. I'll take the chance.
The drive has no docs and no box, just an edge connector, so how do I go about sussing out the connection? Is there a standard format for these things?
L Cpl Robins, 75 Sqn, 3 ADTR, BOAR The procedure by which you connect an external SCSI to your A590 is relatively simple as long as the external device is of the proper kind.
First, make sure it is a standard SCSI device, and that it has either the full SCSI 50-pin connector, or the smaller DB25 connector. If there is a 50-pin connector, don't worry, as you should be able to find a 50-to-25 cable quite easily. The next Plus problem?
I've had an A500 for three years, and am now the proud owner of an A500 Plus.
Reading through other magazines as well as your own, there has been a lot of talk about fitting extra chips to a motherboard making the trapdoor useless for further expansion. This isn't true!
I fitted a half meg card to my A500 Plus and what do you think I got?
1. 5Mb of chip RAMI Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Super
Agnus (8375) j can handle up to 2Mb of chip RAM just like an
A3000. I want to buy a f 2Mb expansion board for the Plus so I
can use the full 2Mb of chip RAM as well as 1 Mb of fast RAM.
The question is, how?
There are a lot of 1.5Mb expansion cards around, usually requiring a connection to the Cary chip. Are these only for the 1.3 operating system?
On a final note, Datel's Action Replay II cartridge doesn't seem to work on my A500 Plus.
Joe Wood, Wigan Tsk! The comments you refer to were In reply to letters on the subject of soldering RAM chips directly onto a rev 6.2 motherboard from a 1.3 A500. Commodore's own engineers faint at the mere mention of such radical measures, and are adamant that the conversion would mean the end of your trapdoor for the purposes of RAM expansion.
As for the A500 Plus, there are, to my knowl- edge, no 2Mb boards on the horizon, but Commodore and a number of third party manufacturers are already developing 1Mb boards. One or two of these may be available by the time you read this reply.
I'm not sure yet If any of the boards will allow the user to specify which kind of memory the board adds, but let's hope this Is the case. Many programs are designed to work with fast RAM, and as there is none on the A500 Plus, we can only pray that an expansion board which offers fast RAM is released soon.
All 1.5Mb boards which connect to the Gary chip will be incompatible with the A500 Plus unless redesigned by the manufacturers.
Requirement is that the drive has Its own power supply. If the unit you've been looking at has a built-in PSU, great, but if it doesn't, it should at least have a power socket to which you can connect an external PSU.
As there is no documentation with your drive, you'll have to guess at the power requirements. A good estimate would be either +5V 2.0A or +12V 1.5A (both DC). You might have to experi- Firstly, thank you for another great CoverDisk.
However, I have a slight problem with Virus Checker
5. 26. In using November's CoverDisk, I have found three viruses.
These are Saddam, Byte Bandit, and the Australian Parasite
Virus. While I think the virus killer has disabled Byte
Bandit, both Saddam and the Parasite Vims appear still to be
in memory.
The Saddam vims is proving particularly difficult to kill, as Vims Checker claims that the computer and disks are both infected. I have followed your instructions and still cannot kill the vims, and I'm getting desperate. Can you help?
Christopher Riley, Littlemore Unfortunately, I don't have a great deal of information on the Australian Parasite virus, save that it is a boot block virus which infects your memory.
Any detailed info' from a reader with knowledge of APV would be appreciated.
As long as you have cleared the virus from the suspect boot block, and turned your machine off for 30 seconds, the virus should be no more.
Write-protect all your disks until you're sure it's not still active on one.
As for Saddam, you'll have discovered the annoying habit he has of seeming always to be in use once he has been activated. In the inactive form, Saddam is as deletable as any file, but once ment with your A590's dip switches. Switch 2, In particular, concerns the way your interface addresses Logical Unit Numbers, and may have to be set to ON. If you can suss this lot out, and the SCSI device is terminated with a resistor, connection will be a matter of plugging the 25-pin cable Into the back of the A590.
A better way of upgrading the A590 might be to back down the hard drive to floppies, then purchase a 40Mb or 80Mb drive unit to replace the existing 20Mb unit and double or quadruple your storage space, Printer out of puff?
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Amiga Computing February 1992 ADVICE SERVICE the virus is activated he is impossible to remove save by formatting the infected disk.
Proceed by copying all essential files from the infected disk to a new disk, check them with FixSaddam to make sure they haven't been corrupted, then copy a fresh dlsk-vallda- tor to the disk. Format the Infected disk, and you should have seen the last of the Red Adair fan club.
Mystery of error 2 2 revealed I've just started delving into WorkBench after using my Amiga for games over the last year or so. My main problem, apart from terminal confusion, is with icons. I've been copying and moving and renaming them, but there are a few errors I keep running up against.
The first is error 205, which I've now sussed out as being the one that appears when you try to dick on an kon which has no file attached. Error 212, however, is causing me a lot of grief.
I've used Iconmaster from your excellent Workstation disk to create some fantastic kons, and used them for just about everything. My WorkBench screen now looks superb, but it keeps causing errors. What can I do?
Jason Samson, Glastonbury Your problem is as simple as Its solution. Error 212 occurs when an icon thinks it's one type of file and the file itself has another idea- In other words, you may have created a smashing Icon for your utilities directory, but if you save it from Iconmaster without changing its kon type, it'll think it's a tool.
To change the icons, load them into Iconmaster and select the correct setting from the Icon Type menu. Remember - a tool is an executable program file, and a project is usually a data file.
Projects will be text files, AmigaDOS scripts, or Dpaint images, and they must be given the correct default tool type or they won't work when you click them. Try the Tune of the Month or file icons from the CoverDisk for examples of default tool types.
Putting the boot in Is it possible to boot from RRD: on a 1.2 Kickstart machine? I have 1 Mb RAM and an extra drive.
Christian von Krogh, Trondheim, Norway No. You'll have to buy the 1.3 Enhancer Software pack and Kickstart ROM to auto boot from RRD:.
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Multisync without flicker I own an A500 with 1 Mb RAM, an external drive, a colour printer, and Midi keyboard linked via a Midi interface. The weak link in my system, however, is my reliance on a TV set for display purposes, which doesn't do justice to the visual output, be it graphics, MusicX, or Wordworth.
Having read the article on multisync monitors in your November issue, I thought "Great! I must get a multisync", because I'll be upgrading to the Al 500 when Workbench 2.0 is shipped, and then I can get an A2320 card for it.
However, when I visited a recent trade show and asked some people for advice, the differences in Opinion were rather extreme. Some tried to sell me a multisync on the spot, others told me I would be wasting my money, another said the monitor wouldn't work without a flicker fixer.
I should like to buy a multisync and use it on an un-flicker-fixed A500 in normal mode for the present. Would this work? Next, when Kickstart 2.0 is available, I would part-exchange my A500 for an A1500 and add an A2320 flicker-fixer card to enable the use of all graphics modes.
Please tell me if I'm taking a sensible upgrade route, or if I should stick with my present system and buy a Philips CM8833 or Commodore 1084S.
Philip Hawkins, Newbury The upgrade path you're contemplating would be a sensible, gradual expansion of your system except for the fact that It won't work. Whoever tried to sell you a multisync without a flicker- fixer was trying to make a fast buck and was doing you no favours.
Unless you buy a multisync which can sync down to 15.5kHz, the frequency at which the Amiga's standard video signal is output, you wouldn't be able to use the monitor at all, and even if you did buy one, you'd still have the annoying flicker that comes with interlace mode.
For your purposes, possibly the best upgrade path is to wait until official ECS and Kickstart
2. 04 kits are available. You should then upgrade Dumping
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I use Kindwords Home Office and wish to buy a letter quality printer capable of graphics presentation. Ideally, I would like to buy the Canon B|-I0e bubblejet, but I'm unsure whether there is a suitable driver for it.
Can you please advise me if I can run this printer for the Amiga and, if so, whkh printer driver is correct?
Peter Barton, Adlington You have two choices. Either buy the Canon and look for the shareware printer driver - you should find it in a PD library which supports the Fred Fish range - or you could dump Kindwords in favour of Wordworth.
Not only Is Wordworth a vastly better word- processor than Kindwords, it is also on offer to Kindwords owners at a knock down price. If you send your original disks to Digita, they will sell you a copy of Wordworth for £89.99 Instead of the usual £129.99. Wordworth 1.1 now has direct support for a variety of printers with their built-in fonts.
There's a special printer driver for the BJ-lOe, and Wordworth enables the easy use of any of the printer's fonts. Digita can be reached on 0395 270273.
Hidden menu revealed I recently purchased a new A500 Plus, and having a
5. 25in floppy from my previous Amiga, I didn't like the idea of
opening the machine to install a new boot switch, so breaking
my warranty. I looked for an external switch and couldn't find
one, and for a while I was stuck.
Then I found out that the new Amiga has a hidden screen! To access this, reboot and at the same time hold down both mouse buttons, The hidden menu will appear after a while with options for DF1, DF2 and so on. It's possible from this screen to choose which floppy to boot froml Hope this is of some use to the rest of your A500 Plus-owning readers.
A Bage, Middlesborough We already knew about the Boot Menu available from boot up, as almost the first thing we tried on the Plus was to hold down the mouse buttons to see if there was a hidden boot option for 1.3 emulation.
Thanks for writing In, though, as we forgot to mention this facility In the A500 Plus review. So many Improvements and so little space to write about them.
In fact, there are a couple of things you don't mention. The Boot Menu's advanced options page provides information on device types, their boot priority, the device handlers they use, and unit numbers.
You can choose to disable any device, which will save users of 1Mb machines having to disconnect extra drives when playing large games, and can even decide to disable the startup sequence.
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Reflections on reality Paul Austin looks at Videon, the latest method of immortalising still life on the Amiga u n H co m 70 70 m m £ Stylising your digital delights igitising is big business on the Amiga, as a brief glance at the glossy folds of any mag will tell you. The question is; Can we mere mortals create the same results at home as the advertisers manage in the studio? The answer is usually no.
Most systems only really shine when married to high- end video equipment complete with suitable lighting.
Videon, like some of its competitors, suffers badly in less than perfect conditions, and as a result it's worth looking at what's on offer besides pure digitising skill.
It's here where Videon scores well, with a whole range of image manipulation and effects that many of its competitors can't match.
Unlike many recent releases, Videon is a slow scanning digitiser and requires a static subject in all modes.
Because of this it's essential that you have a video that can produce a high quality static image, or alternatively a camcorder which can feed a live signal of a static subject.
The manual recommends that if you're using a VCR it must have a minimum of three heads. Particular favourites are Hi-band 8mm, S-VHS or VHS machines with four heads. Again, high-end machines are recommended if you're employing a camera. Once again S- Straightforward digitising isn't the hardware's sole concern. In fact, stylising your digital prisoners is taken just as seriously as their capture. The package boasts a selection of six separate effects that can be employed singly or in conjunction with others.
The effects screen contains five definable effects.
They can be adjusted with click and drag sliders wh'ch assign the amount of effect employed. The sixth effect, namely the negative option, has a single button and operates as a simple off on toggle.
The first effect in the collection is a pixelisation tool which distorts the image into large pixcl-style squares often used in the TV business to protect the identity of interviewees from assorted bad guys.
Next comes the Multipic option which duplicates the image into numerous miniature replicas. Simply moving the slider defines how many segments the screen is divided into.
Solar is the rather curious title of the third effect.
It alters the image by making the component colours increasingly similar to the fundamental colours within the image.
Zoom is the fourth effect, and as the name sugVHS is on the list, but topping the chart are CCD cameras, primarily due to their quality output and ability to get by with less lighting.
If you’re lucky enough to own a machine with separate RCB output it's perfect, as you can then take advantage of Videon's optional triple scan mode which has been included for those who want to employ mono cameras with external filters.
RCB input gives by far the best results, producing sharper and clearer images. As you've probably guessed the digitiser's default mode is full colour, so there's no need to use external filters of any sort. Simply plug in any colour signal and the hardware does the compilation work in a single scan ~ no swapping bits of coloured plastic and no multiple exposures.
Assuming you have a suitable source, the next question is what can be done with it and what form can your captives take. Well, to start with, there's a full selection of screen modes which expand right up to the Amiga's legal internal limit of 768 x 568 in full hi-res overscan.
Digitising takes place in full 24-bit with its selection ?
Gests it allows you to close in on any part of the image. Like all the available effects it can be repeated to increase the effect if necessary.
Threshold is the last of the slider-controlled features and works by stripping the colours from the image and replacing them with black and white.
The results appear very similar to a negative.
These can then have their degree of harshness defined Via the slider. The last option is to produce a negative of the image. Not perhaps the most original idea in the business but a useful addition if you're working with animations. Another special effect aimed at animators awaits on the main screen. If you're using live video, one of the biggest problems is the inconsistencies in the colour palette between the various frames. Videon has addressed this particular problem by allowing you to lock the palette in the present image lo all incoming frames.
Perhaps the most pleasant part of the effects process is the ability to try an effect before it becomes a permanent feature of the image. Only when the snapshot is applied does the actual image alter permanently.
LU Cd LT) h- U Q fa fa fa fa 0 of 16.7 million possible colours, which can be enhanced even further by a dithering routine which claims an apparent onscreen resolution of 2,000,000 perceivable colours within any image.
These grandiose claims will no doubt leave you a little confused. As you're probably aware, the only way to see 24-bit images is to invest in a 24-bit display board. Because of this Videon doesn't actually display in 24- bit. But it does convert the raw 24-bit data into the format of your choice.
Besides the obvious advantage of starting with a 24-bit source, the system has the added bonus of being able to save raw 24- bit data which can then be imported into a 1- board at a later date.
A unique display format allows 29,791 colours to be displayed in Ham mode. Other formats include Enhanced Extra Half Bright plus Enhanced Dynamic hires which will display 4,096 colours in hi-res without any interruption to multitasking.
Three scanning options allow you to sacrifice speed for greater definition. This is particularly useful if you're working with dodgy source material.
One of the most pleasing aspects ot the Videon system is its design. Unlike some digitisers, the hardware is contained solely within a single, sturdy, steel-encased unit On the back of the box are three video-ins in the form of a single composite plus a pair of Luma and Chroma inputs for S-VHS equipment, all three employing standard RF connections. Below these lurk another three ports all linking direct to the Amiga via a selection of pre-supplied cables connecting the monitor, the computer and finally a parallel connection to port the relevant digitised information between the two.
Because Videon takes the RGB signal direct from the Amiga and feeds it to the monitor, it's possible to view the incoming video and Amiga output on the same monitor by simply flicking a switch on the front of the unit.
On the opposite side of the casing lies the afore-men- tioned display switch, plus a second selector that defines either S-VHS or composite input.
Alongside are three knobs which allow you to adjust contrast, colour and brightness prior to importation.
Lastly comes the tracking knob which can go a long way towards eradicating interlace flicker, noise within the signal and still frame distortion.
Eradicating flicker Because of the system's 24-bit tastes there's a small price to be paid in the memory department. In fact, three megabytes is what you should be looking towards if you want to get the best from the system Although Videon will work with a one megabyte setup, severe restrictions will be imposed, as the incoming signal will have to be digitised line by line. As a result, the process will take up to three times longer and the option to save out raw 24-bit is lost.
Videon's most impressive features revolve around mapping images onto a selection of built-in shapes. The available shapes vary from cubes, cylinders, pyramids and cones to frustum pyramids and frustum cones. Each can be sized and rotated in all three dimensions.
As a result, a cone could have its entire area mapped, or perhaps just a single surface as shown in the screen- shot of the woman sloping off into the distance.
Controlling the sizing and orientation of the chosen shape is simplicity itself. All that's required is to select the particular rotation or sizing effect and then apply the alteration with a rodent and icon arrow combination. All changes appear in real time so you can sit back and watch as your object tumbles in three dimensional space.
The actually mapping process has two basic formats.
Images can either be stretched over the entire shape, giving the effect of wrapping the image in a sheet, or mapped on to each facet of the object. As a result an image can be mapped on to any or all of the object's surfaces.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to map different images onto individual facets, but I suppose that's asking a little much for a system retailing for under £200.
Like the effects, screen mapping operations take place within a custom screen, as opposed to the effects section which only partly obscures the image. Mapping, however, occupies the entire screen during the sizing and orientation stage.
Once defined, the screen clears and is replaced with the gradual rendering of the newly mapped image. As with all of Videon's functions, this can be a rather slow process - especially if you're working with an unacceler- ated machine.
Considering the cost, Videon is a relatively impressive product, but there are a few a points which do their best to scrape the icing from the cake.
Firstly, there's its reliance on high quality equipment, If you're working with budget kit, don't expect results anything like the quality shown in some of the commercial examples with this article.
Secondly, if you're in a rush, Videon might not be ideal, as some of the more complex digitising processes do take some time. Also, if you're running an accelerator you may have to remove it, as I did.
Videon offers several features which the competition can't compete with, but K you're on a budget it's probably not the best choice - which I admit sounds a j y little strange considering its bargain basement -m-J price tag.
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"Volume DHQ: has a read write error" HOW many hard drive owners have reached for the bottle upon seeing this message for the first time? For peace of mind, therefore, there are two pieces of software you must buy - a backup utility, and a hard drive toolbox with the ability to retrieve lost or corrupted files.
Luckily, there are two distinct choices in both areas, one each from the commercial and public domain sectors, so users should be able to piece together a decent emergency rescue system to suit their budgets.
Saviours Two commercial packages stand head and shoulders above the opposition in the data safety market, and both are produced by the same American company.
The first is Quarterback Tools, an all- encompassing hard and floppy drive repair package, and the second is QB4, the hard drive backup system from the same stable.
QB Took, from Central Coast Software, has a number of options for the care of sick hard drives, but the two operations likely to be most useful when disaster strikes are Restore lost deleted files, and Volume Repair.
Restore lost deleted files makes a scan of the entire hard drive, which can take some time, though the user can specify the file to be restored if only one has been lost. When the scan is complete, and a list of active and deleted files drawers has been drawn up, QB will display a full directory listing with the deleted files highlighted.
Lengthy operation The user then decides which files to save, and can choose to restore them to the same volume or to another device, such as a different hard drive partition or a floppy drive. The operation can be a lengthy one, but QB seldom misses its mark, and has spared my own blushes on several occasions.
QB Tools' Volume Repair menu is the heart of the program. It has options to find unreadable blocks - for [upktactT example, those areas of the drive which have been physically damaged) - then mark them as "out of service", to find but not repair bad files, and finally to find and repair bad files.
Directory- ¦"-Shotr-i Psml flset 18 ~ CxpMSfinfo By using the find but don't repair option, it is possible lo attain a clear picture of exactly which files are causing the problem before repairing the drive with the third option.
ISetectedl Deleted I III I bndetet nit ~ itfi 2456 Hoaitors.info 3131 ¦¦ Prifi.wfo When this is used, QB Tools really shows its class.
Any number of horrendous accidents can befall your hard drive, from a simply validation problem, where two or more files are trying to occupy the same part of a drive, to totally scrambled files. QB Took has the intelligence lo analyse bad files and inform the user of the precise nature of the problem. When this happens, the problem is categorised as minor, serious, or very serious. Very serious problems usually result in the deletion of the affected file, but the more minor problems can usually be sorted ouL QB will recalculate checksums, and will even have a go at making sense of damaged
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Where there k a very serious problem, such as the file header having been lost altogether, QB will offer only to delete the file, but this k quite rare.
When the worst happens, do you have the software to save your precious data?
Stevie Kennedy looks at the options QB Tools' dose relative, the QB4 backup utility, is as powerful as any backup utility I've seen. Using thb utility, I recently backed up a 52Mb quantum onto 33 floppies, which runs out at over 1,5Mb per disk.
Initially, the program takes the simple step of asking which partition you'd like backed up and to which (loppy drive. It then constructs a catalogue of the hard drive - a good time to go off for a coffee - and offers the user a variety of backup options.
You can choose from a directory listing of all files on the disk, exclude those you don't need to back up, and decide on whether to include or exclude files with altered archive flags. The latter is an important option, because if a file has been changed since it was last backed up, you'll want to save it. If not, there's no point in including it. By checking the archive flags, QB4 can save a tot of bother.
_ I've used QB4 regularly for some time now, and have never been let down. As long as decent quality floppies are used for iwncBEjrnr track backups, QB4 should be the answer to your data security problems.
FixDisk worts in a similar manner to QB Took in that it carries out a scan of the drive you wish to repair.
However, it has a "directory" mode, which is faster than the complete cylinder by cylinder check and is ideal for validation problems because it checks primarily for bitmap integrity and the more obvious faults.
When the problem is of a trickier nature, FixDisk will carry out a deeper scan, and can then pick up on the sort of faults QB Tools will sometimes miss. To be fair to QB Tools, there are occasions when it k the only resort after FixDisk has failed to sort things out, so I always use the two in tandem.
C= FixDisk isn't as user-friendly at first sight, but its buttons and scan options shouldn't put you off. You can scan for deleted files or a specified file, just as with QB Took, delete files, recover deleted files, or rename them.
Apart from this, and FixDisk's ten- dency sometimes to be a lot slower than QB Took, the program is probably one of the most valuable and useful pieces of shareware a hard Check files- f lies ¦Htecovtr-t r ?
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Answer: Sampling.
Everybody does it, half the musk world hates it and the other half couldn't survive without it. From George "I'd never use sampling" Michael to the absolute kings of sampling EMF, its use in the music business today is widespread.
Both of the above artists got in tremendous trouble over sampling - George for sampling James Brown's Funky Drummer and EMF for sampling Mark Chapman (the guy who killed John Lennon) reciting the lyrics to Watching the Wheels (a Lennon song).
EMF were told off because not only was their sample deemed to be in bad taste, but the John Lennon estate owns the copyright to Watching the Wheels.
George Michael, on the other hand, was told to pay loads of money and give away a share of royalties to the offended. EMF also suffered the same fate and had to remove the sample from further pressings of the record, as well as sending a "sorry we didn't mean to do it" note to Yoko Ono.
So, this is the exciting world of sampling, where you can release hit records and get into loads and loads of trouble.
But which sampler should you use?
There are numerous models on the market and the newest to join the family is GVP's 8-bit Digital Sound Studk .
Inside the box there's a 3.5in white disk, a competent 175-page manual explaining everything you ever needed to know about sampling - but where's the sampler? It can't be in that tiny box, surely! It is, though - a midget thing that looks particularly attractive with lights and knobs plastered all over it.
To set it up, you simply plug it into the parallel port and connect a standard shielded audio cable between it and any mono or stereo sound source - I found that a CD player gave the best quality samples.
The best way to use almost any kind of sampling software is to boot it up and tinker around with it. Remember you can't do any damage to the hardware or software - although it is a good idea to read how to install the hardware and software first, or else you might find your toaster attached to the back of your Amiga and a crumpet in your disk drive.
The sampler is split up into three parts - the sampler itself, the editor and the highly useful tracker. Although there do seem to be a lot of functions and a hell of a lot of buttons and icons to confuse you, it is actually quite easy to use.
The sampler part is where you actually sample a sound, and is considerably less complex than the other modes.
The input section is where you can determine whether DSS will sample the right, left or both input channels. So you can choose whether to have mono or raz- Jonathan Maddock looks at GVP's tempting 8-Bit Digital Studio Sound sampler zama-tastic stereo samples. The monitor controls allow you to select from several different forms of screen display while monitoring and previewing a sound.
The first three options allow you to choose a continuous waveform display i l i i i I j I IHHH I1HI !¦¦¦¦ I iTrcclff If* | Chf r j i _|-i II P like that produced on an oscilloscope.
The buttons allow you to select from three different scales of oscilloscopic readout. The other button activates the sonic spectral analysis display and shows you in real time the different frequencies from lowest to highest of the sound you are about to sample.
The rest of the buttons allow you to set the length of the sample to be recorded, the sampling rate, period and note. Trial and error is probably the best method for determining the appropriate settings for the sample rate.
Once you've got all your settings right, it's time to actually record the sample. You first click on the record button to enter the recording mode, then click the left mouse button to begin sampling, clicking it again to stop recording.
As soon as a recording has been completed, a requester will appear asking for a name for your sample.
Christen it something and that's it - sampling completed. As you can see, recording is easy and really anyone can do it. Get granny on it right away - she'll love to sample a bit of Pavarotti!
The editor is divided into several sections - the display window, the slider controls, the editor function console and sample playback. These are the main functions, but there are others dotted around the screen as well.
The display window is the principal workspace of DSS. The information presented in this window will depend on the mode that is currently active.
The sample list display screen is the main screen, containing 31 slots for the storage of samples. The samples appear by name in the numbered slots that comprise the list. A small index to the left of each sample name indicates whether the sample is in stereo, is currently loaded into chip memory and whether it is less than 128k in length.
This index plays a major role in the tracker mode of DSS.
All manipulations that have to do with increasing and decreasing values are performed using the slider controls on the left edge of the editor screen.
The various note*, of the sample and, hopefully, compose successful sampling, you must make sure you have a suitable sound source (like a CD player), because if you buy the product and then use a cheap tape recorder you won't be loo impressed with the results.
If you do use a low quality source, you cannot Warne the product for performing badly - I managed to achieve very impressive results when I was using it with a high quality source,, Garbage In, Garbage Out hit on Bias IBS i • HS1 The slider works like a typical AmigaDOS scroll bar.
The editor function console is full of gadgets and buttons arrayed down the right-hand column and across the bottom of the display window. The buttons allow you to edit or modify your sound samples. The basic functions are Cut, Copy and Paste. There is also a Draw mode which lets you use the mouse to manually modify the waveform onscreen.
Other functions include a low-pass filter which toggles the Amiga's internal filter on and off, Loop, which activates two loop markers allowing you to repeat or loop a specific section of the onscreen sample, and Magnify, which zooms in on the sample to make edit- this little goody. The only grudge I have against it is that the connecting leads are not supplied, so the absolute beginner would have purchase them separately.
This b a much more classy product than Stereo Master, reviewed last month - it's a “must buy" as far as I'm concerned. With a tracker built in to the package, it makes an ideal buy for anyone just dipping in to the Amiga music market.
Whether you are a seasoned musician or an absolute beginner, this package is definitely one to spend your Christmas money on. Remember, don't cry and write in to us when you get nicked for sampling - blame GVP for making it all so tempting.
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Sample Playback, believe it or not, lets you play back samples. You can choose whether or not you want the sample played through the left, right or both channels. There are numerous other options, and it would take me forever to explain them all.
DSS's tracker is a four track sequencing program. For those of you who are less musically minded, a sequencer allows you to compose music without using classical notation. Looking rather like MED, the tracker is very easy to use and is ideal for the beginner.
The idea is that you sample an instrument - for example a drum beat - and then place it into the tracker. By using either the computer's keyboard or an external Midi keyboard you can play ? ? ? L(M) HEW M.US) i i i M'iMFT 5100 DSS.OATA (Dru) ? Fonts 1128M More 18189 Puyir .iSK 2156 Read Me IB i i Ban
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There are some rules, though, that you have to abide by when using samples. If the sample contains no looping segments, it can be no longer than 128k. The sample must also be mono, it needs to be loaded into chip RAM, and its sampling rate must not exceed 28,867 samples per second. Oh, and never, never feed it after midnight.
You can check that a sample is eligible by looking at its status in the samples list. The yellow marker indicates the chip RAM, the blue marker indicates whether the sample is less than 128k in size and the white marker indicates whether the it is in stereo.
In DSS, a maximum of four sounds can be played simultaneously - one from each of the Amiga's four audio channels. These four channels are represented as parallel vertical columns called tracks. A song is a sequence of consecutive and simultaneous notes which is what any normal person calls music.
Each individual note or sound occurrence is called an event. Events are grouped into blocks of 64 per track.
These blocks can be arranged into a pattern or sequence - a song. The tracker also has lots of extra buttons and gadgets to mess around with. This versatility make DSS a joy to use - even after five minutes of use you feel like a “proper" musician.
The tracker is compatible with SoundT racker, NoiseTracker and SoundFx. Fancy making a demo of your top tunes? Well with DSS it's no problemo because you can write songs which are auto-executable. You can load the song using Workbench or CLI - now you can impress your chums with your mega-mixing!
Overall, the general look and feel of DSS is excellent. It's got so many features and gadgets that you can quite easily find yourself engrossed in it from the moment you load it up.
The sound quality of recorded samples is particularly excellent - if the Pet Shop Boys had an Amiga they'd die for this sampler!
Costing an incredible £59.9S including VAT and delivery, this b an excellent package which won't break your bank balance.
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Although it's possible to output direct from foe good old modulator, foe results are far from perfect Unfortunately if you've never seen your creations at their best it's easy to cany on in blissful ignorance.
Those friendly folks at Third Coast Technologies can supply you with their CP-10 encoder for £149.99 or Syntronix systems can offer a whole range of encoders and other display enhancers which wilf cure almost any videographic ailment. For details of the Editman systems, telephone 0339 29899.
We reviewed in its Gamma form last month, but which should arrive in its final form any day.
Aside from a software invasion, the world of multimedia b also having its fair share of hardware, primarily rn foe form of multi-function 24-bit boards such as tire IV-24.
Genlocking, frame grabbing, picture in picture, Caftgari, Scala and a paint package aD in one bundle. Not bad for a board retailing at under £1,800.
But be warned, the attendant software isn't quite as big a bargain as it first appears, because a rather heavy-handed software surgeon has been at work on the nether regions of both CaRgari and Scala.
Editing made easy Apart from patiently waiting for inspiration, perhaps foe most painful part of any video-based creation is foe editing. Once again a mixture of hardware and software has come to foe rescue in the form of dedicated rock and roll editing systems such as VideoPifot, KRP's Timecode Editing System and foe Editman system from Syntronix Thanks to these systems, the bad old days of stopwatches and Stanley knives are long gone. All you need now is a cheque book and a couple of Although the high-end has blossomed, it's not orty the power users who have benefited from the explo- son.
The once extortionate price of decent genlocks have also tumbled foante to some cut-throat competition between the major suppliers.
Now even those of use h the cheap and cheerful league have access to near-broadcast quality equipment - and aB for the p t»y figure of around £100.
Once equipped with the hardware; all that's required is a copy of Dpaint for some essentia! Artwork and perhaps a cheap titter. Some prime examples are Alternative Image's Big Alternative ScroBer and Home 7 ifer, which H8 Marketing wffl happily supply. Both retaB at under £50.
Ft you're willing to wait, it could be worth bokfing on for version two of the Alternative Image scroBer which should be available at any moment and promises to have greatly enhanced effects plus smoother scrolling.
As Gttfe as 12 months ago the Amiga was still suffering from foe ugly sister syndrome as far as serious DTV was concerned. As a result only a handful of professionals were using the Amiga for commercial video work.
Now that's aB changed... Over the months our machine has cast off the chans of mediocrity and become an essential piece of hardware in both amateur and professional studios alike.
If you need proof, look no further than foe Original Graphics Company, winners of this year's TV animation awards. They cfmched the title thanks to their stunning animation sequences which appear weekly on foe children's TV series Motor Mouth.
From now on, their award-winning creations will be Cwning straight from the heart of foe Harlequin frame buffer, which as Tm sure you're aware is stiff the premier graphics board on the machine.
Although foe Harlequin's position b safe for foe moment, it could soon be challenged by a whole bunch of new boards which will soon be bidding for the top spot Progressive Peripherals are soon to release their highly acclaimed Rembrandt card in the UK, likewise, G2 will enter the race at any moment with their VD2020. Both of the above are 32-bit cards as, of course, is foe Harlequin.
To combat foe ever-growing number of contenders, ACS have just announced foe Harlequin*, which boasts a whole range of extra goodies including four extra screen modes, colour cycling, full screen overlay and increased buffering from two to six. Unfortunately there's still no option for frame grabbing.
The multimedia explosion Second only to the impact of foe 24-bit boards is foe sudden proliferation of multimedia packages.
At the forefront of these is the long awaited ShowMaker, which could be foe answer to a DTV fan's dreams - especially if you're lucky enough to own a mountain of laserdiscs and various other higfvend devices.
Another must for videophiles interested in a bit of multimedia is foe inimitable Scala, which even in its present form has revolutionised Amiga presentation. Like Harlequin, Scala has recently gained a few opponents, primarily Presentation Master, which
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The Editman system is something of a mystery as far as edit control is concerned as it doesn't use a timecode, but still manage an impressive accuracy of-*- -one frame.
Alt foree systems employ remote control in one form or another. They function via programmable remote controls, apart from foe KRP system, which only works with S-VHS hardware and requires some internal installation within the VCRs themselves. A point worth considering if you're still within your warranty.
I hope to cover both foe KRP and Editman systems soon, so watch this space if you're in the market for easy editing.
WeB, that's about it for for? Month, if there are any aspects of DTP you'd like to see covered in this Column, drop me a line and let me know.
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to analogue form and sent to the amplifier.
This programming column is the second in a mini-series on sound. The first part showed how to produce a sound by writing to the Amiga custom chips directly with a pointer to the chosen sound samples. I'll now demonstrate how to vary the pitch of the sound and produce a few musical notes.
The Machine Code page of Almanac has been amalgamated with the Code Clinic page under the new title Programming". Some C source code and some assembler may be shown in the text.
The support disk will contain full programs with both C and Assembler source code, fully documented, as before.
The custom chip structure has four AudChannel Structures. When they are written with parameters, the sound in the corresponding channel can be controlled. The sound change takes place when the corresponding bit in the DMA controller is enabled.
The ac_vol structure member determines the volume, from a minimum of 0 (silence) to a maximum of 64 (loud). The structure member
* ac_ptr points to the start of the sound samples, and acjen
points to their length in words. Last month's Programming
altered these two values to vary the timbre of the note. This
month we concentrate on ac_per, the sample period, and its
effect on the pitch of the sound.
Now read on The frequency of the sound, or number of oscillations per second, determines whether the pitch sounds high or low. With each octave the frequency doubles - if middle C has a frequency of approximately 261.7Hz, the C above has a frequency of approximately 523,3Hz, For the mathematicians among you, the frequency of each half tone is greater than the previous one by a factor of the twelfth root of two. A value of 440Hz for A was taken as the start for these calculations, so the values for most of the other notes contain rounding errors. The sampling rate, or number of
samples read per second, determines how often a sample is sent to the digital analogue converter. The frequency of the sound corresponds to the sampling rate divided by the number of samples per cycle.
The DMA controller needs to know the number of bus cycles between the output of two samples - this is known as the sample period. It can be calculated by dividing the inverse of the sample rate by the period of the bus cycle in seconds.
The sample period for the notes from middle C to top C have been calculated (but not by me), and here they are from the Assembler source code: ptrvil: period value?
Dc.M 428,401,181,360,339,320,502
dc. » 285,269,254,240,226,214 Mathematicians who like equations -
and hard work - could calculate the values using the equa
tions from page 175 in the Amiga System Programmers'Guide.
Hitting the high notes To select a tone from another octave, and get the optimal sound, the same period values are used.
The sample values are selected from a list obtained for that particular octave. The octave above would need half as many sound samples, the one below would need twice as many.
Sound sample files obtained by using a digitiser on a real sound, or from PD disks which contain sound samples, usually contain data for three or four octaves.
I have obtained higher octave data for the sine wave samples by only including one sample in two for the higher octave, and one sample in four for the highest octave. The sample length parameter (ac_len) also needs altering when the octave is changed.
When the end of the data is reached, one sound cycle has been performed, and an interrupt will occur. The Amiga will continue with more sound cycles until the channel is disabled. In this program, each sound is turned off at the end of one second.
The Amiga may be in the middle of a sound cycle when this happens, and the sound will not turn off smoothly. The sound starts and ends smoothly only when the sound is at the beginning or end of a sound cycle, and the current sample is zero.
The system software can detect the generated interrupt, and can be used to turn the sound channel off when the sound cycle is finished, or when the correct number of sound cycles has been completed. The system can inform us when this has happened, and when there is no more sound queueing up for the channel.
This leaves the program free to concentrate on other things, and I will demonstrate this technique in the next Programming.
The program The two programs, sound2.a and sound2.c are almost identical - one (soundc2.c) is compiled from C source code, and the other (sound2.a) is assembled from assembler source code.
Each program opens the DOS library and allocates chip memory for the sound data. The sound data is copied into chip memory. The sound channel 0 DMA is disabled each time adjustments are made and the parameters for AudChannel[0] are altered.
A sound is created based on the sine wave data, with a pitch of middle C. Similar sounds are made with the same samples, and each sound is pitched one semitone higher than the last one. A higher octave is produced using the same Series of period values, but using the wave- form_oct2 samples. These samples are constructed from the original by using only alternate samples.
Samples for a third octave are created by only using one in four of the original samples. The program releases the memory, closes the library, and exits gracefully.
COMING SOON: My next two Programming pages will involve sound channel control using a MessagePort, and simple music. Both C and Assembler will be supported.
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The only worrying point is whether the boards will work with a stereo signal. Initial reports suggest that the 12-bit board is mono only. If this also applies to the 16-bit version, its studio potential may well be seriously impaired.
A spokesmen from Sunrise assured me that both boards will be winging their way across the Atlantic within two weeks, so I should be able to give the answer to this question, and no doubt countless others, in the next issue of AC. Watch thb space... The longest running story of the past year has to be the demise of the long-suffering sequencing package MusicX. Claims and counter-claims bounced across the Atlantic either proclaiming the continuing health of the Amiga's musical monarch or swearing that the king was dead and the truth was being withheld from the people.
In reality, the latter is more accurate. The Amiga's musical messiah has indeed bitten the big one. Even though Micro Illusions are keeping tight-lipped about its untimely end, it is official that the development team has been disbanded.
As any developer will tell you, once the support team are in the bin the software can't be far behind. The real shame about the MusicX story is that if supported by either modules or upgrades the package could still be ruling the roost, not by being the best, but simply via the huge user base it captured in the early days.
Pretenders to the throne As MusicX drew its final breath, the software vultures wasted no time in grasping their chance. At the forefront of the feeding frenzy were Zone Distribution. They wasted no time and went straight for the throat with their latest version 1.3 of KCS.
Not content to pick the bones of MusicX, The last year has been an interesting one for the Amiga. Paul Austin looks back at some of the highs and lows and glimpses at what awaits in '92 The new age While we wipe a tear in loving memory of programs of the past, let's console ourselves with what's coming in the new year. The most notable forthcoming event has to be the imminent UK release of the new SunRise Industries sound card collection.
Like Bars and Pipes Pro, the two Sunrise cards have been on the press release circuit for some time, but at last they've arrived in Europe. As a result you can rest assured that AC will bring you the definitive review as soon as the postman delivers.
The hardware comes in either 12- or 16-bit format. The 12-bit version is aimed squarely at DTV, while its bigger brother takes on the big boys in the CD quality studio market.
As you can imagine, even 16 megabytes of a fully configured A3000 doesn't go too far when you're dealing with hardware that can operate at rates of up to 100kHz. As a result, all the information is written direct to hard disk and read back as the sample plays.
Now we in the Amiga world can benefit from they're offering across the board reductions on all of the Amiga's sequencing packages, defunct or otherwise, ff you're willing to trade in an old versions of KCS, MusicX, Sequencerl, Bars and Pipes, Pro 24 or in fact any serious package, Zone will give reductions that in certain cases reach triple fig- Rising stars The year started promisingly, thanks primarily to Gajits Music Software's release of Sequencerl. Although considerably underpowered in Comparison to the likes of KCS and Bars and Pipes Pro, K did, and still does, fiH a niche in the
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In defence of Gadjits, they have released other products such as the latest version of The hit Kit composition software which allows you to take the Lego approach to song construction, by building entire songs from a variety of component parts.
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Their second, and latest, release is a series of high quality box set samples which give you access to the sounds of high price synths which can then be used in any Sound tracker done.
As MusicX suffered its lingering death, Bars and Pipes Pro had the opposite problem. Although widely available in the States, its European releases has been rumoured and argued over for the last six months.
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Last month I looked at the Fido mail points, which is the most efficient way of handling large amounts of messages.
This montn, because several of you asked about it. I'm investigating offline mail readers.
OLRs allow you to use a BBS as normal tor tile up downloading, but mail is received as a compressed packet to be digested offline. The next time you log on, you can upload your replies in one shot, witnout naving to wander through all the mail areas.
The main reason for using an OLR is time saving. Cutting your online time not only saves you money, but it allows more users to access the BBS. Additionally, composing messages offline is considerably less stressful than hammering away as tne phone bill tots up. Offline messages tend to be neat and, for tne most part, intelligible. In short, OLRs are a good idea.
Tnis being real life, there »s a snag. Not every bulletin board supports OLRs - most do tnese days. Tne main problem is that there are guite a few different file formats for mail packages, depending on the bulletin board. Tnere are at least four different mail formats, and of course they are all incompatible.
The board 1 use, Alba Maximus (041-880 7863, v22bis, 24 nours), supports several offline reader file formats. Most importantly, it will read and write the QWK Quick Mail format, which is supported by a couple of Amiga OLRs, Amiga- Reader and MessageView.
Setting up an OLR is easy - it's meant to be, in order to encourage users to install them. After dearchiving the program to get it into a runnable state, you may have to create a few directories and make a coupie of Assigns, as noted in the documentation.
You'll also nave to dig out a selection of dearchiving tools, for some ooards offer very few methods of archiving your mail. The most disastrous option is a board which only offers Zip archiving - the Amiga Zip program is veiy large and doesn't accept command line parameters. More enlightened boards - such as Aiba Maximus - will offer Lharc or LHA archives, bOtn of wnicn can be nandied by me excellent LZ1.92 program from Jonathan Forbes. Steer dear of ARJ
- although it gives better compression than LHA, there is only a
decompress routine for it at time of writing.
Now log on to your board in the usuai way, and select the offline reader option from the main menu. The first session will take a while, since you have to tell the BBS the settings you intend to use. These indude download protocol, archive method, and of course the mail areas you want to look at After that, tne mail program will wander off collecting your messages, and men will proceed to archive tnem. Here you hope mat the machine at the otner end is quite fast, since file compression can be slow. Alba Maximus runs on a fairly nippy PC, so even LHA compression is done in seconds.
Auto Z-Modem download (as featured in Ncomm and JR-Comm) is very useful here, as most mailers can be set to send the mail packet, tnen automatically logoff. Maybe it's just me, out I never feel happy leaving an auto-logoff session to its own devices, for I'm sure the download will fail, or somehow be re-routed via Chiguayante, Chile.
The difficult bit's done. Just point your OLR at the mail archive, and let it grind at it until something sensible appears. Have a browse, reply to a few with your favourite editor, create some messages - take your time, enjoy modem automatic maii reading at its best. Once you're done, let the To dose, I thought I'd just mention sometning that made me mad. Not so long ago, an advertisement went round some of the UK Fido echoes for a BBS which has (and I quote) “...100 MEGS Of FILES FOR *YOU« ... FULL MESSACINC FACILITIES FOR -¥011*-.
Tnat's not unusual. What was strange and worrying was the phone number, which was phrased something like this: 08 3936 XXXX.
Odd number that - bet you're wondering wnere that one is. Rearrange it, and you get 0839 36XXXX; that's right, a 36p 48p per minute
- nice little earner- line.
What really flames me off is that tne sysop was txying to make out that the board was especially big, with wonderful messaging services. An 100 meg file area is virtually de rigueur these days, and most boards support private Matrix mail at minimai cost If you don't believe me, look up Nick Lello's Amiga Information (0444-441308, HST 24 nours). Nick imports and exports files via the AOS network, a global distribution system for Amiga BBS sysops. Offline reading is supported (via Bunale2) and all the usual mail facilities are there.
Nick and tne rest of the sysop breed are the true salt of the earth, giving time and money for an exceptionally generous hobby. Don't let the money-grabbers corrupt the BBS spirit!
Program create and archive the mail reply packet, ready for your next call. The best place to look for QLRs is an Amiga-specific board, mainly because rney tend to be better dued up on the Amiga's needs than PC based systems.
I tried both Amiga-Reader and MessageView - both were adequate, but Reader is small and difficult, while MV is huge (over 200K!) And is limited to two message areas in its evaluation release. Other readers for different systems include Bundle OLR and AmigaXRS, both very capable programs for their respective systems.
Ask other users of your local board if they use an OLR - failing that, tne sysop snould know of one. If that doesn't turn one up, have a dig on Amiga Information (details later) or one of the other large boards. Failing that, you could always ask in the AMIGA_UK echo, where someone will definitely know where to look.
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Peter Hickman shows how to introduce meanies into your AMOS games Some of the code we will be looking at will be familiar to you, but there are subtle differences between the program we looked at in the last issue and this one.
First we open our screens and reserve our bank to store the maze data. Then we load in the sprites and icons: Aeserve As ilork *9,2;G Screen Open 0,320,200,16,Loanes Rasa Off it = Ours Off Cls 0 Hide Or.
I Load -PACHA* pgfflUU* :oaa -iuj;jCO«,iSK* Sec Icon Palette Note that most of the code is now in separate procedures. This is to keep matters a little dearer when explaining tnings. As you write your own programs you wj|| find it much more efficient to break them down into smaller, more manageable parts. This means that all of our variables must be declared as Global - if we do not do this, our procedures will not recognise them!
The next step is to generate the ma2e and execute the main loop.
HAXEJIAIE ai - iepea: 31 - Wait 2 Right, because we nave changed things a little, the program now cnecks the joystick and moves our Pacman by calling two procedures.
Chec _stici: si = jojachah Because our ghost is moving quite quickly we need to weignt the odds in our favour a JittJe. To do this we will use a variable counter called PASS.
Every time the loop is executed we increment this variable, and when it reaches three we move the gnost. So for every three moves we could make, the ghost will make one: H ?A5S=3 31 = SO fiafls: H = £r.d If it = Add PASS,1,1 To 3 finally, we will check to see if the ghost has hit the Pacman by comparing tneir co-ordinates. BX & BY are the ghost's position, X & Y are the Pacman's position in the maze: UotiU6X=T aid 3Y-Y) End The next procedure is the one which makes the ghost so hard to beat. Remember how a couple of issues ago we looked at baddie intelligence?
This program uses exactly the same method and follows these rules: 13 If PACHA* IS LEFT Of 6H0ST THEM HOVE SaOST LEFT ELSE HOVE SaOST ilSaT 22 If PACHA* IS A50VE SR0ST THEM HOVE SkOST Up ELSE HOVE SHOST D3UK Of course, if a wall is in the way the Pacman cannot move. You can easily overcome this by introducing more complex rules. Remember - baddie intelligence is always governed by a set of rules, simple or complex: Procedure WJHOST If Bto-X SHOSI ilSa'T Else If &i t 6H0ST_L£fT end If Esd If If SIX 5WSTJ?
Ilsi If 3TOT SbOST OOHK End If” End If 305 2,16*31,16*81,; End Proc The following procedures check to see if a wall is in the way before moving the ghost. Any value found in the maze bank other than eight is classified as a wall. In more complex versions of the game you could check for power pellets, bonus fruits, and so on: Procedure SHOST LEFT 3 Ief7=(BY'2D)*7SX-1) I? Puk(Sur.(1Q)*8 L£fT)=8 Dec U End If Ena Proc Procedure CriOST 8I6HT BJISHT=(8f»20)t 8M) I? Peet(Stjrt(10)t3 S!6HT)=S Inc if End If End Proc Procedure SaOST UP 3 U?=C(3H)*207*81 IT PeeKStartdOMjm Dec 5Y End If End Proc
Procedure GHOST 00WM 3 )0dS=((3ft1)*?0)T3A I? ?eek(Scart 10 TB 0rf*)=8 Inc si End If cod Proc CHECK_STlCK looks at the value stored in jOY(l).
Tnis contains a bitmap of the joystick position. If the value found is one it means that you are pushing the joystick up, two means down, tour is left and eight is right, just for reference, it the value of 16 is found then you have pressed Fire on the joystick!
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Tnis procedure does exactly the same as the routine we looked
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surrounding the Pacman to discover if a wall is in the way. It
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Procedure EaT DOT Cls 0,X*1W,Y»U+6 Id X*1M2,Y*ldt12 End Proc Finally comes the procedure to generate tne maze, which we looked at in depth a couple of issues ago.
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Frit Vs I Douale Buffer Data •12222222222222222223- Data ... Well, that's it tor now. Why don't you try to add a scoring system, or some more ghosts?
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Ben Pointer continues his tour of Professional Page tags We can skip over the the gadgets for colour, font and size because they are self-explanatory, The three line spacing buttons, however, need explanation.
If you choose fixed line spacing, then the distance you enter (in points) will be the space between the baselines of your text, no matter what the point size is, So if you have 12pt text and specify six points of fixed line spacing, each line of text will overlay the line above it by six points, making it totally unreadable. To get two points of white space between each line you would have to enter 14 as your fixed line spacing distance.
Relative line spacing i$ the best way to ensure that the space between lines of text is a large enough to make text of that point size readable.
It defaults to 120 per cent, so if your text is in lOpt the space between baselines is set to 12pt, and if your text is 15pt the space between baselines is set to 18pt. In general, the larger the point size, the more space is required between lines for good readability, so relative line spacing automates this design decision.
Be too spaced out causing readers to pause at the end of every line while their eyes and brains travel to the beginning of the next.
So the three line spacing buttons are just three different ways of doing the same thing. Choose whichever one you feel most comfortable with, and stick to it.
In the middle of the requester is the Justify button. This has two settings - on or off. It's impossible to have no justification, so don't fall into the mistake of thinking that this is what "off" means. It doesn't. It means that the style of justification for the text will be copied from the text that directly precedes the text that is being tagged - no change in justification, in other words. If this confuses you, simply switch justification on and click the style of your choice - that way no accidents can happen.
Over to the right of the requester is a column of eight buttons separated into two groups of four. The top two buttons, Tracking and Baseline Shift, are simple on off toggles and have associated string gadgets into which you enter the amounts of each.
Tracking is specified in hundredths of an em (one em is simply the Leading is the amount of white space between the bottom of one line and the top of the line below it. In theory, a distance of zero points of leading - a technique known as "setting solid" - means that the descenders of the line above will touch the ascenders of the line below.
In practice, typefaces are generally designed with a small amount of white space below descenders so you can set your text solid and get away with it - many newspapers do this because it gives the page a "busy" look.
As suggested by the default relative line spacing figure, a leading distance of 20 per cent more than the point size of the text is generally the best distance for good readability - 15pt text with Ipt of leading will look cramped and sometimes cause readers to begin to read the same line twice, while lOpt text with 5pt of leading will width of a lower case "m" in that font) and you can enter a negative number if you like - useful with large point sizes. Baseline Shift is entered in points - a positive number moves the baseline up, a negative number moves it down.
As with the Justify button, if Tracking and Baseline Shift are turned off then the settings are copied from those of the text directly preceding the tagged text The next two buttons, Kerning and Hyphenation, have three settings - a black square in the button means it is turned on, a cross through the square means it is turned off, an empty white square means no change (that is, copy the settings from the text preceding the tagged text).
Kerning is the feature whereby certain pairs of characters fit snugly together. For instance, in the character pair VA the left-hand upright of the A fib itsetf neatly into the space created by the right-hand upright of the V. On the whole kerning is deeply desirable and you should always have this switched on unless you have increased the tracking of some text, in which case trying to kern pairs of characters is pointless. On the other hand, hyphenation is not desirable - from a readability point of view, at least.
The last four buttons are text format toggles - on, off and no change. I advise you to set them to exactly what you want, on or off in other words, otherwise you might find a bold or italic style being carried forward from the preceding text.
Well, that just about wraps up Professional Page style tags. Spend some hours experimenting with all the features - from a design and time point of view, using them is really worthwhile.
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Jolyon Ralph rounds up the latest CDTV offerings, and reviews possibly the first over 18's disk Announced but not yet available are the new AVM (Advanced Video Mode) card and the hard disk options.
The AVM card is a CDTV version of the DCTV (not to be confused) add-on for the Amiga which gives 24-bit television quality graphics on the CDTV. The price has not been finalised, but is expected to be under £50.
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The CDTV will soon have more support in the authoring system department. Authoring systems, if you don't already know, are multimedia packages that allow people with little or no programming knowledge to put together applications for CDTV. This means faster, easier and eventually cheaper CDTV titles for everyone.
Digital Vision, publishers of InfoChannel and the excellent Scala package have announced Scala for CDTV. This will allow people to produce simple CDTV applications very quickly, and if it is as easy to use as the original Scala, everyone should be able to use it Mandarin Software are producing a version of AMOS for CDTV programmers. While AMOS is a programming language rather than an authoring system, it is so easy to use that many CDTV developers (including myself) are using it. With full support for CDTV features like 16-bit digital sound it will be excellent.
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His Desk Top Video system has already been used to produce most of his CDTV titles (including Women in Motion - reviewed below). A price of nearly £2,000 may put some of you off, though.
Snoopy Snoopy - The Case of the Missing Blanket is out now fromThe Edge Interactive Media. This is a CDTV conversion of an original Amiga game. It is aimed at children from four years up, although I must admit I found it quite fun.
The object of the game is to move Snoopy around and find various objects that will help him complete his task, which in this case is finding Linus’ blanket, which has been lost. It is the usual sort of run around and collect things type of game, although I use the term ''run" loosely, as Snoopy moves tediously slowly.
I found it annoying, but my eight-year-old brother who was testing the game with me didn't mind it too much. The puzzles are not too difficult (although my brother did get so frustrated that he threw the remote control across the room), but it IS still fun, Overall we liked Snoopy. It's not brilliant, but it's quite fun.
Women in Motion Next off the pile is the suspiciously named Women in Motion by On-Line Entertainment. If the name makes you think "hmmmm" then you'll think doubly so when you hear that it was banned in Japan. So before you all write in to complain, I'll explain a bit more.
At the end of the 19th century, Eadweard Muybridge, an expert in photography, was asked by two rich horse enthusiasts to settle a bet on whether a galloping horse always had at least one foot on the ground, or whether it ever left the ground completely. With a string of cameras arranged along a race track he proved that all four feet of a horse do leave the ground at the same time. With this he invented moving photography and the cinema.
During his later work he spent time photographing nude women in motion (hmmm...). His pioneering work in documenting human movement was vital to the work of animators like Walt Disney, and is a standard text for art students.
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The user interface isn't brilliant - you have to move a mouse pointer around the screen with the remote control keys. It's usable, but it could have been a lot better, and it seems to spend a large amount of time loading files.
It's interesting to see titles like this on the market. No doubt some people will buy the disk for the women rather than the motion, but art students in particular will find this very useful.
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Consider the calendar rather helpfully left in shot, proudly displaying the year 1963. Meet Lou Landsky (Bob Hoskins), the owner of a shoe shop, and witness the blossoming love affair between himself and Mrs Flax (Still Cher).
Mermaids as a film is fairly easy going.
Very little happens, taking 105 minutes to do so, and it isn't long before you start to wonder exactly what there is about this film that made it the box office smash that It was.
While I gave Mermaids my full attention, it didn't seem to return the compliment. As a film it's not intrinsically bad but it certainly is not overtly entertaining. For my part, I could see the smallest glimmer of something in Mermaids, but as a whole this is a film that comes perilously dose to not being worth renting, reinforcing my beliefs that some films succeed more because of publia'ty inertia than anything else.
The producers of Police Academy produced a film called Ski Patrol, which turned out to be no more than one of the least unfunny Police Academy films set on a mountain.
Enter Ski School, a remarkably similar film both in title and content. Just because a film isn't remotely original does not mean it isn't any good, though. Ski School is the traditional story of rival gangs at some form of educational establishment. One group is bad, nasty, evil and despicable and uses every dirty trick in the book. One group is good, incredibly hip and stylish, and by the end of the film comes out best Ski School is not the most original film that you'll rent this month, but it has to be said that, unlike Ski Patrol, Ski School is very funny and is definitely worth
watching. Lots of humour of the "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" variety, and some stunning photography and stunt action. Original it is not, but enjoyable and worth renting it most definitely is.
PRAYER OF THE ROLLERBOYS First Independent (Out January 15) It is the future (again)... America is in a state of ecological and financial collapse. Betrayed by the greed of their parents, the children of America fill the homeless camps to capacity. In this 21 st century Max Headroom-type scenario, a powerful new force is emerging. That force is die Rollerboys, a gang of violent thugs who blaze through the city on skates known as Rollerblades.
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With just one notable exception, i've always been very impressed with Corey Haim's movies, and Prayer of the Rollerboys is no exception. It, like the others too numerous to mention, is a top-notch wedge of entertainment for the youthful masses.
I can confidently recommend this film as one of this month's better rental releases - a good 90 minutes of entertainment I doubt that there'll be many films released in January to beat this and Ski School.
M Z H oo 9% NINJAS MCEG Virgin Vision Out January 22) Someone tells you they're releasing a new video.
"Excellent'' you tell the company, "kindly forward one review copy of said video cassette in order that it may be reviewed by myself and the results published for die masses to consume." (Uh oh, Mr Logic alert! - Ed) The people on the phone consider your request, and the reply comes forth: "I'm sorry, there are no review copies of this title available" Only two conclusions can be drawn from virgin's failure to send anyone a copy of this video to review. Number one is that the video contains vital coded information as to the whereabouts of the Spanish Armada.
Number two is that possibly the video is so earth-shatteringly bad that they're going to let the punters rent the film and find out for themselves how naff it is, instead of letting a reviewer put them off renting it in the first place.
9V: Ninjas might be a very good film.
But as no-one will let me see it, I can't tell you if it is.
It could be ve7 naff indeed, and you might be advised to think twice before you rent it.
SK! SCHOOL Sky’s silver screen selection Rrst Independent (Out Now) It's true to say that there are only so many ideas under the sun. Therefore, when you get an idea that works, you roll with it. Unless you're a Hollywood film producer, in which case you flog the idea to death. Take Police Academy
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The pick of Sky's Movie channels in January Don Bluth's animated film AH Dogs Co To Heaven gets more screenings on The Movie Channel this month, as does Honey,! Shrunk The Kids, and the Kevin Costner movie Revenge. Rutger Hauer makes an appearance in Blind Fury, the tale of a chap who's a bit handy at martial arts yet is as blind as a bat (Not that bats are blind - this is a fallacy that I do not want to be a part of, thank you very much.)
Madonna keeps up to her usual movie appearance standard in the intensely naff Bloodhounds of Broadway, a film you are advised not to watch unless you enjoy bad films. A rather better film, namely The Fabulous Baker Boys gets some more screenings in January. Luke out (ha ha! A joke!) For Lukas Haas in The Witches on Sky Movies Plus. While primarily for the kids, it has some stunning visual effects from Jim Henson and a small role for Rowan Atkinson. More screenings for Troop Beverly Hills, Uncle Buck, and David Lynch's deeply odd and confusing Wild At Heart. There'll also be some more
screenings of Nuns On The Run, with Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle, and Pretty Woman with Richard Cere and Julia Roberts starring will also be one to look out for.
C 3 * i i i i f Premieres this month include Clean And Sober, starring Michael Keaton. This did well when it was out on rental video last year, so is likely to be worth a look.
Finally, don't miss AmoW Schwarzenegger, the man of a thousand "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" sketches, in the premiere of Total Recall, the tale of a man who has his mind stolen (I know just how he feels...). WHOOPS!
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A jubilant Surf commented: "Eddie never really understood me. I have known Stevie for over three years and I'm sure he will do a good job."
Kennedy, 26 was previously technical editor of the magazine and is thought to have a good understanding of the Amiga.
Other changes at Amiga Computing include the appointment of a new games editor and the promotion of Paul Austin to Associate Editor Daniel Whitehead, a confirmed hit with Gamer readers, takes over from Julian Boardman who is leaving the magazine to "pursue other interests" at ST Action magazine.
Newly appointed editor-in-chief.
Eddie McKendrick commented: "I don't know what all the fuss is about - anybody would think that Ezra Surf runs the magazines."
As wc go to press it is unclear what changes Kennedy's new broom will sweep into Amiga Computing - although it is thought unlikely that the popular "Ezra Surf Postbox’ column is under any immediate threat. More details as we get them.
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(c) 2,500 m. The first 75 lucky readers to send the correct
answer will each win one of these superb writing utensils.
Send entries to: 2,500m Ren Compo, Rock Lobster. Amiga Computing, Europa House. Adlington Park, Macclesfield SKI04NP 75 Berol disk label pens must be won!
YOU'RE ALWAYS ON A WINNER WITH , ADVERTISERS' INDEX
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Bit ....140 3
AMIGAs ..115
AJPD ....135 Alternative
Image ...168
Amiganuts ...
Amigaware ......168
Analogic 156
Appleby's ..101 Applied
Research Kernal 103 Aquarian
PD ....125
Ashcom ..57
Astrocalc ...152 Atlas
Computer 158
Audition 26,27
Battleaxe ..120
BCS 110 Best
Prices Mail Order ..12.13 Bitcon Devices
...IBC Calco
Software 146 City
Beat .23 Complex
Computers .20 Composer
Software 145 Computech
Services ..152 Computer
Mates .....136 Connect
International .154 Cottage
Industries ..156 Crystal
Dist ..42.43
D. T.B.S .150 Datel
....45.48 Delta Pi
SW .....152 Dial a
Disk 156 Digita
International .17.65 Direct Computer Supplies
..168 ESP Software ..115 Europress
Direct 164.165.166 Europress
SW .144
Evesham ..6.7
Ferguson-Smith .66 First Choice
Computers.,61,62,63 Futureworld ....106.107
Gasteiner 64 GJS Computer
Services ....152 Global
Computing ...146 Global
Sw .104
Goldstar 122 Gordon
Harwood .31-37 Guiding
Light ...110
Hi-Soft ...IFC Homebased
Business 135
Inpholink ...116
Intraset .132
JJC .150
Killersound 135 Kosmos
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Co .....8 ladbroke
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PD .150 Manor Court
Supplies .154 MD
Office ...28 Media Direct
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Value ....109
Microdeal ...47,131 MJC
Supplies ..112 Neural
Images .156 New
Dimensions ....146 New Image
Video ...156 Omega
Projects ......100 Omni- Eureka Electronics
54 Pathfinder PD ..146 PDOM
PD .128 Phantastic
Games.., ...1O8 Postal PD .. 119
Power Computing 11.14.25.41 Raw
PD 125
Rombo OBC
School ..109 Sidmouth
Software .116 Silica
Systems .143 Siren
Software ....18.19
SMG .54
Softmachine ....139
Softstore ...116 Solid State
Leisure .....3 Strictly
PD .160
Switchsoft .152 Telescan
Computers ..125
Tomsoft 146 Unique
Computing ..127
UPD 117
Virgo .....104 We
Serve 99 Wizard
Software .....115 G*meR Celebrity
Software ....19 Eagle
Software ..14
Mindscape ....IBC. OBC Saturn
Software .23 Silica
Systems ...11
Thalion ....17 KCS POWER PC
BOARD FOR YOUR AMIGA The best of both worlds in the space of
one AMWA1 A500P version now ready and gives you total 2Mb Chip
Ram. When ordering state which one you require.
Now available with or without MS-Dos See below HARD DISK Most hard disks are supported with version 3.0. To be sure give us a ring.
Available (Nov 91) will work from the full EGA colour palette. Both EGA and VGA will work on a standard TV or monitor and in most cases without using interlace.
The KCS Power PC Board adds 1Mb memory to your Amiga and a real time clock Think how much 1Mb memory plus a clock costs £_,.
Think how much MS-Dos GW-Basic Shell Dos-Help costs Which leaves the cost of an AMIGA PC just £ f_ For so little outlay the Power PC Board turns your Amiga into an up and running powerful PC, with no hidden costs. The cheapest PC in the world?!
Run heavyweight professional PC software on your Amiga PC PRICE Including MS-Dos 4.01 GW Basic Shell DOS-Help and on board memory.
£219.95 incl. VAT Carr.
Bitcon Devices Ltd.
88 BEWICK ROAD, GATESHEAD, TYNE & WEAR, NE8 1RS ENGLAND TEL: (091) 490 1919, HELPLINE: (091) 490 0202 FAX: (091) 490 1918 Excluding MS-Dos GW-Basic Shell. But including DOS-Help and on-board memory.
£189.95 incl. VAT Carr.
Adaptor for 1500 2000 3000 - £74,95 Incl. VAT Carr.
But noone can guarantee every single program available, therefore if your purchase depends on a ash us first or send in a copy ol the program (With suitable SAE. If to be returned). Price subject t change without notice.
Wholly developed and produced In the Netherlands Available from your local computer shop (If they haven't go!
It - Ask them why not!). Of direct from Bitcon Devices Some of our importers Worldwide: Australia: HPD |Tei 08 349 8486 Kaotic (TcH) 03 879 7098.
Betafon (Tef) 31 31 02 73. EqflUgal; Softclub (Tel) 01 3528452 ; Discover inf. Tei 957 47 89 38. Sflsflga DeiikatessData (Tel) 31300580. Canary; Customs Chip* (Tel) 928 271064. Denmark Ireland; Computer City Dubim 745250. N. Zealand: Pazac (Tel) 05482949. All trade enquines welcome. UK and Overseas (PAL only) VGA Version 3.0 of our software (Nov 91) comes with VGA colour and mono option. EGA VGA will work on all standard Amigas irrespective of which chip set you have.
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Microsoft windows Compatibly is particular program Microsoft flight simulator 4.0 Vidi... No 1 in UK & Europe (Leading the way forward) m'Qa h ¦ £*•**". When,firs ¦»122 °°cl m°f® goorf9 Cons'Sfen°v9°OC Get the most out of your Amiga by adding: best a T cos i i j' Ca$ e J « In J9.'!’ser 'Of unrti'A™'9a I "The Complete Colour Solution The Worlds ultimate creative leisure product for your Amiga. Capture dynamic high resolution images into your Amiga in less than one second.
Pfoo ' ttK 32?£H Ke. N anyi And Look No Filters Images can now be grabbed from either colour video camera, home VCR or in fact any still video source. The traditional method of holding three colour filters in front of your video camera is certainly a thing of the past. Because Vidi splits the RGB colours electronically there are no focussing or movement problems experienced by some of our slower competitors. Lighting is also less of an issue as light is not being shut out by lens filters. Put all this together with an already proven Vidi- AmigaA idiChrome combination and achieve what is
probably the most consistant and accurate high quality 4096 colour images ever seen on the Amiga.
The colour solution is fully compatible with all Amiga’s from a standard A500 to the ultimate A3000.
No additional RAM is required to get up and running.
You will see from independant review comments that we are undoubtedly their first choice and that was before the complete solution was launched. If you have just purchased your Amiga and are not sure what to buy next, then just read the comments or send for full review and demo disk.
'Actual umetouehed digitised screenshot* Features ..._
• Grab mono images from any video source
• Capture colour images from any still video source.
• Digitise up to 16 mono frames on a 1 meg Amiga.
• Animate 16 shade images at different speeds.
• Create windows in both mono & colour.
• Cut & Paste areas from one frame to another.
• Hardware and software brightness & contrast control.
• Choice of capture resolutions standard & Dynamic interlace.
• Full Palette control
• Add text or draw within art package.
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'Full colour demonstration disk available for only £1.95 to cover P&P. * * 6 Fairbairn Road. Livingston. EH54 6TS. Tel; 0506-414631 Fax; 0506-414634 1 PARENT Hdfl AH TH ton W.n - kf Tfija 2 Programmable Number Storage ? Tone Pluse Autodial Answer ? 100*% Hayes Compatible 3 •

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