Sponsors

FacebookTwitterGoogle Bookmarks

By the time you reach 24 bits you can have 16,777,216 different possible numbers and hence that many colours to choose from. The sheer size of this figure may seem impressive and the potential rapidly begins to seem enormous, but it does kind of beg two questions. Firstly, why do we need it when we have HAM? Secondly, why 24 bits for 16 million colours, not more or less? And finally, how could you possibly use such a large palette? A Little History To answer these questions, it’s worth bearing in mind that the Amiga does not live in a vacuum and that 24-bit video is not the sole property of the Amiga. The idea of 24-bits-per-pixel colour has been around for a long time: and not just as an idea, either. The Macintosh and the PC may have started off as weak competitors to the Amiga in the colour field seven years ago, but the professional niches reached by these machines since have persuaded developers to produce 24-bit graphics cards for these machines. The Amiga is now, in fact, in danger of being left behind. Perry Kivolovitz of ASDG (who are major players in the Amiga graphics world) believes that the competition can be seen off by the Amiga's superior capacities. “For example," he says, “if I were to compare two identical machines - identical in respect to speeds, memory configuration, everything - with exactly the same code, exactly the same assembly language instructions - the Amiga is going to give you a better performance every time. Its operating system allows it not to interrupt itself, not to interrupt the CPU". But nevertheless, without 24-bit video the Amiga will not be seen as a serious machine by the professionals.

Click image to download PDF

Document sans nom F0RMA7 ISSUE 17 ¦ DECEMBER 1990 ¦ £2.95 BaslOvaird : Utilities Ultimate Ride Wild wheelin' in Mindscape's speed king playable demo REVOLUTION How you can have 16 million colours and 24-bit quality at your command Personal Finance Manager Check out your finances with this useable demo Real Things Humans Demo of the latest living pictures HiSoft Basic Useable demo of the best-selling Basic ERR - Lattice C error handler SEARCH - AmigaDOS utility COSY - Pic of the month COVER DISK COVER DISK Go foi demo 3 use CREATING HISTORY The games masters show you exactly how to make the past a dynamic new
reality WORDS OF WISDOM We name the word processors with the speed, the functions and the right prices HARD BARGAINS Save money, save time, save effort as we reveal which are the best hard disk drives GAMES i ( NO COVERDISK?
770957 486004 THEN ASK FOR ONE FROM THE NEWSAGENT 35 unmissable pages crammed with tips, reviews and previews I Definitive Reviews: Betrayal, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Cadaver, Gremlins 2, tilling Game Show, Indianapolis 500, Mean Streets, Paradroid Q 20 hot previews Jwin a £250 tank Q How to get great colour grabsQ The year’s best musical buys YOU OVERCAME THE GODS?
THESE HANDSOME SPECIMENS WILL BRING YOU DOWN TO EARTH!
In Populous, you challenged the gods. Now man is your adversary in the form of three unscrupulous and violent tribal leaders.
£29.99 Be as mean as them and match force with force, or be more cunning, play Mr Nice Guy and win over the local villagers.
By doing so you not only swell your numbers, but also keep your larders stocked, which is essential in ensuring the loyalty of your army.
With the stunning graphics you've come to expect from Bullfrog, Powermonger is a living world of mountains, forests and rivers, sun. snows and rain, where inventiveness and strategic skill can triumph over mere brute force.
Powermonger will test you to the limit, but if you still have any energy for adventure left, these other great Bullfrog titles still lie in wait.
Electronic Arts, 11-49 Station Road, Langley. Berks SL3 8YN Tel: (0753) 49442 Fax: (0753) 46672 £ia F1 ?«vt 1 nr Kt nJWorJj; - TIT!
K i nderbiV* n TTT?3T CD CD
L. ha« Hubbard nad* in intrrrjting observation in part of bis
introduction to his study of ftianotics. In ossonco «*at
Hubbard soys is this: roadors fail to grasp »ho waning of uhat
is written because Ihoy failod to undrostand tho noaning of
on 0f tho words in tho preceding tout. However, it seens
Hubbard overlooked something, roadors also (ail to garsp a
concopt or idoa bocausr thoy failed to cotvrchond tho neaning
of tho concotp that gave rysc to it. Nowhere is this nor true
than in specialist subjects like conputing.
¦3 3 u BaF mr ir ni Check out the best in hard disk drives Which word processor is for you?
Making the past come to life WIN A £250 TANK!
Get a Team Yankee tank from Empire WIN 4 MEG OF MEMORY!
Have a huge memory from EPD A bloodless revolutroiiiiHttaKiBCTp thing flowing is 16 he only creen.
'Jll 1.3 illalJjJ J ljhd d Hm, j*.t ,. Iwi’ v wv)v v!t jiJJiutj l»u £3 yjjiu jdu JDIII Sideo and m the world of AmigmVaj on and check out hKTyol pus graphics in the w( fcf AMIGA FORMAT DEC 19 9 0 EDITOR Bob Wade DEPUTY EDITOR Damien Noonan REVIEWS EDITOR Trenton Webb TECHNICAL EDITOR Pat McDonald STAFF WRITER Maff Evans PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Gary Lord ART EDITOR Marcus Dr' Dyson DESIGN ASSISTANT Paul Morgan CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Jon Bates (Music). Brian Larkman (Graphics) CONTRIBUTORS Mark Smiddy, Sean Masterson, Tim Smith, Colin Campbell. Adam Waring, Rod Lawton, Neil Jackson, Andy
Hutchinson, Dean Agar, Karl Torok, Kate Dixon, Andy Storer. Pat Winstanley. Paul Overaa ADVERTISING MANAGER Jennie Evans SENIOR SALES EXEC Paul Steer AD SALES EXEC Jo McClure Fisher AD PRODUCTION Fiona Milne PUBLISHER Greg Ingham ASSISTANT PUBLISHER Jane Richardson PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Michele Harris PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James. Bradford-upon-Avon COLOUR ORIGINATORS Swift Graphics Ltd, Southampton, PRINTERS Riverside Press Ltd. St Ives PLC, Gillingham NEWS TRADE DISTRIBUTION UK & WORLDWIDE: MMC Ltd 0483 211222 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Sue Hailey 0225 442244.
£ FUTURE PUBLISHING 1990.
Elephant Killer comes to you from the company that publishes ST Format, Commodore ure Format. New Computer Express, Amstrad Action, Your Sinclair, Sega Power, PC Plus, 8000 li s b i n c Plus. WacPublishing. And Classic CD.
I EDITORIAL ADVERTISING 30 Monmouth Street Bath, BA12BW. * 0225 442244 FAX: 0225 446019 SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAIL ORDER The Old Bam, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7PY « 0458 74011 We welcome written enquiries, but regret that we cannot offer advice, guidance or information on a personal basis, either by telephone or post. We welcome contributions from readers but unfortunately cannot guarantee to return material submitted to us, nor can we enter into personal correspondence. We take great care to ensure what we publish is accurate but we cannot accept liability for any mistakes or misprints. No part
of this magazine may oe 'ecroouced in any form without our permission.
FRAMED! 233 You'll be hooked by the FrameGrabber PLAYING FOR KEEPS 74 GUNG-HO GUMSHOE 50 Can you survive the Killing Game Show? It's tough on those Mean Streets Contents Screenplay FORMAT GOLD CADAVER 69 Indianapolis 500 64 PANG 70 KILLING GAME SHOW 74 SPIDERMAN 74 TORVAK THE WARRIOR 76 REVIEWED XIPHOS 79 BETRAYAL 46 LOTUS TURBO CHALLENGE 80 VOODOO NIGHTMARE 49 JAMES POND 82 MEAN STREETS 50 PARADROID 90 89 IRON MAN SUPER OFF ROAD 52 FOOL S ERRAND 90 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 55 BADLANDS 93 NEW YORK WARRIORS 56 GREMLINS 2 94 EUROPEAN SUPERLEAGUE 63 MANIX 94 BATTLE MASTER 66 WOLFPACK 96 Disk Extra
P99 SPECIALS HISTORY IN THE MAKING 25 Creating dynamic new realities ALL THE COLOURS IN THE WORLD 34 16 million colours at your fingertips TESTBENCH TWO: HARD DRIVES 167 Save time and money by checking this out FIRST WORDS .....191 We tell you which is the word processor you need SEARCH PARTY ..209 Discover an indispensable AmigaDOS utility EDUCATION ...223 Check out the latest in learning software REVIEWS TECHNOSOUND 180 Has this sampler anything new to offer?
GST GOLD SP ......185 Transform your videos with a new genlock TITLE PAGE ...188 How to jazz up those video effects FINANCE MANAGER 219 Get those accounts sorted out now FRAMEGRABBER ......233 Grab amazing images with this nifty hardware VIDI RGB ....237 Get superb colour pictures from an RGB splitter HYPERCHORD + PIXOUND......243 Two very Californian music and graphics programs REGULARS NEWS ...9 Stunning news of the new
Amiga A1500 PHC COMING ATTRACTIONS ......19 Over 20 hot previews for the Christmas season GRAPHICS ..34 An invaluable Dpaint tutorial and The Art Dept MUSIC ..109 Essential buyers guide to the year's best stuff PD UPDATE ..131 Find the best in free software here GAMEBUSTERS .149 Tips, maps, cheats and guides to busting games WORKBENCH ......249 Get more from your Amiga here LETTERS ..265 Seething
debate on today's big issues SUBSCRIBE! P.1 25 If you read Amiga Format every month, why not make sure of your copy by getting it delivered straight to your door? Save hassle, save money and get a free game, too! See Page 125 for details!
Also, take advantage of our Mail Order bargains.
MAIL ORDER P.254 Registered Circulation 57,123 Jan-June 1990 ABC THE ULTIMATE RIDE Mindscape Climb aboard a throbbing beast of metal and rubber, burning its way across tracks around the world.
Our demo is of the British stage, so watch out for the cows, sheep and four-wheeled , turbonutters.
PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGER Microdeal Check out your finances with this handy demo.
HISOFT BASIC HiSoft Check out this demo of a really great Basic.
REAL THINGS HUMANS RGB Studios Delgihtful demo of the latest living animations.
ERR A useful error handler for all Lattice C users.
SEARCH Super Amigal Super AmigaDOS utility to accompany the prole gramming feature on page 209.
PIC OF THE MONTH Smashing image of a cosy sofa - it's comfortable' Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations combination of shoot From the creators of the classic Soper Sprint comes Badlands - a fabulous conversion of the popular coin-op.
It's been 50 years since the nnclear disaster and a new sport has evolved in the arid wastelands known as the Badlands. Sprint Racing with a killing tonch is the sport - a destructive battle between armoured cars. It’s all out war on the track as players blast the drone cars and each other to finish first. 9 irons, in the Badlands only the ruthless Kt. Customise your racer with extra sd, tyres, turbo boosts and shields. Avoid Is and a host of hazards to race the eight tgdque tracks which become more i dangerous as die level of difficulty increases.
Badlands: For one or two players 1 ruthless, destructive and great fun! S TheNameinColn-Op Conversions WIZ WHEEZE Hot news from Ocean concerns the appearance of Wizball D. following the current trend of reworking classic 8-bit titles.
To ensure the Amiga version is as good as its predecessor. Ocean have rehired the same team who programmed the original.
Sensible Software. The new game should bounce onto the market early next year.
COMMODORE ON THE MOVE Commodore has entered the world of laptop computers with the C286-LT. Sadly it is an IBM-type PC compatible and not based on the Amiga, but it will still make a suitable portable companion for your Amiga, as discussed more fully last month in our piece on other portables. The C286-LT costs £1999, weighs
3. 2 Kg, has a , 20Mb hard disk, a
13. 5" floppy drive 'and LCD screen.
» Commodore 0628 770088 QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST 'he Stickshift is a helpful device that plugs into the mouse port and allows you to plug m a mouse and joystick to the same port and switch freely between the two It avoids all that tedious plugging and unplugging when you want to play a two- player game with two joysticks. You don't even have to flick any switches, because the unit changes controls to the mouse or joystick automatically when one or the other is used.
Tr Meedmore 051 521 2202 EAT MY SHORTS Ban Simpson and his family have been nabbed by Ocean, who hope- to have a ame of the series ready for summer. The Simpsons cartoon is already one of the biggest shows on American TV and the Simpsons' recognisable yellow laces are already begin ning lo acquire cult status here.
AMIGA 1500 MAKES SURPRISE DEBUT Commodore launch new addition to the Amiga range In an unexpected move Commodore have launched a new addition to the Amiga range: the A1SOO Personal Home Computer (PHC). The machine was viewed for the first time at the recent Business Solutions ‘90 show and it’s an impressive package.
On the outside it looks like an A2000, but with two floppy drives instead of one floppy and a hard drive. It comes with a full megabyte of memory, a 10845 monitor, Deluxe Paint 3, The Works, Their finest Hour, Populous and Sim City - the latter two including their expansion disks. Also included is our very own book, Get the Most Out of Your Amiga, which is an invaluable aid to any new Amiga owner.
The new machine isn’t that different from the 2000 - the hard disk is the only major loss - but the addition of the monitor and the software make it a very attractive proposition indeed. All three games are of a high quality and will appeal to a more adult audience. Deluxe Paint 3 is the most recent version of this much-acclaimed art program and The Works is an integrated business pack that includes a spreadsheet, word processor and database.
The 1500 PHC costs C999 - cheaper than the 2000 for what is arguably a better package - and it has all of the same expansion slots.
V Commodore 0628 770088 FIRST STEPS UPDATE Commodore's new educational bundle First Steps, reported in News lost issue, has alreody received an endorsement from the Notional Association for Primary Education In their own words it "represents an excellent spread of the types of software most suitable to support and enhance the child’s mastery of Information Technology" The £599 bundle contains an A500, TV modulator, A50l RAM expansion, ten blank disks, mouse mat, Deluxe Point II, Deluxe Print II. Pro Write 2.5, InloFile, Music Mouse, Let's Spell ot Home, Logo with Talking Turtle and the BBC
Emulator.
There s also a resource file of useful information, guides to the Nahonci Curriculum and an introductory video showing now to get the most from the whole bundle.
O Commodore 0628 770088 A STICK IN TIME The latest m |oystic« ncve-ties can pe found on the Mega Beam from Spectravioeo - two stopwatches it s aimed at two p aye's who S want to time their compa'ahve performance or at the Single player checking out how he's doing on each game The stick costs £24 95 and also has autofire and a slow motion function Oh. Ana as Spectravioeo helpfully point out. The watches can tell the time COMPLETE AMIGADOS GUIDE Claiming io be the most complete guide to AmigaDOS ever, this new two-part publication is aimed at beginners but also promises to explore as yet
untapped powers of the Amigas operating system Written by Amiga Format regular Mark Smiddy and award-winning journalist Bruce Smith, it covers a huge range of topics, needs no programming knowledge or software and comes with a disk full of DOS utilities Price will be £21 95 for Volume One and £ l 7 95 for Volume Two with both available for £39 90 Expect a review soon » Bruce Smith Books 0727 4 I243 (24 hrs| LIVING BOOKS Datel Electronics have released a Mk II version of their Action Replay cartridge that allows you to stop software in us tracks and grab graphics and sound and tinker with
all sorts of things The Mk II cartridge has all the features of the onginal plus a lot more.
It no* saves music and picture files in IFF format, has a new 12SK operating system, autolire manager, disk monitor.
DOS commands and comes in a version for the 2000 as well The A2000 unit costs an extra £10 but the Mk II canndge costs the same as the onginal: a snip at a mere £59.99. Datel Electronics 0782 744324 Among the developers working on products for the CDTV are Digigraphic, who are working on a multi- media publishing system called Living Book Publisher. The system is intended to be a production tool for use with the CDTV and Digigraphic are already working on their first application, Everyman's Technology Living Book. This book covers many aspects of technology, explaining how various different
bits of modern electronic and mechanical wizardry work. Areas covered include communications, entertainment, industry, medical and military.
Using the LBP authoring system, ‘Living Books' can easily be created to include a large range of features: B Graphics, animation and full-motion video sequences of any size and display mode.
B A search facility that can find animations, video, pictures, audio and anything else with a textual tag.
B A narration option that reads pages out loud.
B A magnifier that enlarges lines of text.
B Electronic bookmarks to allow easy flipping between marked areas of any textual or graphic sequence.
B ‘Hot words' that can be selected and cross referenced to other sections of the book.
LBP is due to be released in March 1991, but as yet a price has not been fixed. The first fruit of the authoring system, Everyman's Technology, has no fixed release date or price.
* Digigraphic 0455 558855 CDTV GOES OIM SHOW Only one voucher per
person I Photocopies not valid OFF I I 1' 'V - * ¦-- i, Sr
COMPUTER SHOPPER!
50p H mtlif. Mm 16-9 Otumiir The CDTV will De making a working appearance at the Computer Shopper Show af the Wembley Conference Centre from December 6- 9 It will be running Dr Feelgood, the health education program from Digita International Other attractions at the show include an Advice Centre giving free advice on all software and hardware needs the finals of the Computer Football Association Challenge Cup and a fund-raising appeal on behalf of the Starlight Foundation which grants the wishes of children who are chronically ill The voucher below, when presented at the show, will entitle
you to 50p off the entry fee of £5 (£3 50 for under 16s) or £4 off the family ticket price of £ I 7 Or alternatively worth E4 off a family ticket Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am 5pm m im We're not saying everyone should own a Digi-View Gold... Protozoa, for example, have very little need.
Only one product has captured the imagination of Amiga users around the world: Digi-View Gold. It's the most award winning, best-selling and most used Amiga hardware product of all time. When Amiga owners want to digitize graphics they use Digi-View Gold. Period. In fact, we've probably sold more Digi-Views than any other digitizer on any PC in history Here's your chance to bring the world into your Amiga.
Simply focus your video camera on any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with vibrant colour and stunning clarity Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, video, or just for fun, Digi-View Gold makes dazzling images perfectly simple.
Digi-View Gold is designed specifically for the Amiga 500 and 2000, and plugs directly into the parallel port With complete software control of colour saturation, brightness, sharpness, hue, resolution, and palette, advanced image processing is as easy as adjusting the controls on your television.
Only Digi-View Gold:
• Has exclusive Dy namic IliRcs mode for -t()% colours in HiRes
• Digitizes in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x256 up to
768x580 (full HiRes overscan) Requires standard gender changer
lor use with Amiga 1000 Dynam H.Res reouires 2 megs o* RAM
Dtgi-View Gold is a trademark of NewTek Inc
• I'ses 2 to 4096 colours (including halfbrite)
• Digitizes in 21 hits per pixel (2.1 million colours) for the
highest quality images possible
• Has advanced dithering routines that give an apparent
100. 000 colours on screen simultaneously
• Comes with an icon driven slideshow program for presentations
using both IFF and Dy namic images
• Offers an unprecedented lifetime warranty and toll-free support
line If you want the best pictures possible on your Amiga.
Then you need the best selling video digitizer of all time: Digi-View Gold.
Inc. VAT For a NewTek authorized dealer near you contact HB Marketing Ltd.
At 0753 686000.
THE SPEED IS KILLING AND YOU CAN WATCH YOURSELF DIE FROM 6 DIFFERENT ANGLES.
"The best race game you’ll see outside of an arcade." C 8 vg Indianapolis 500* is without doubt the fastest and most spectacular 3D race experience on the market. But don’t take our word for it, this is an advertisement after all.
“This is one of those state-of-the-art programs that you will just have to have." Ace “Indy 500 is great fun to play. It has lasting appeal and stunning graphics" COMMODORE USER Choose from a Penske Chevrolet, March Cosworth or Lola Buick, each differently tuned with unique dashboard and engine specs, to match your level of skill. Or design your own custom model to tackle an exact replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at speeds up to 200mph.
Then relive your own inevitable mistakes with TV quality action replays from six spectacular perspectives.
C T I? • N I C I? 7 5 Electronic Arts. 11-49 Station Road. Langley. Berks SL3 8YN. Tel: (0753) 49442. Fax: (0753) 46672.
Price £24 99 £24 99 FG94% £34 95 87% £29 99 79% £24 99 ....69% £24 99 ...42% £24 99 FG92% £24 99 . .
79% £24 99 £24 99 FG90% £1999 88% £29 99 FG90% £49 95 £29 99 FG92% £34 95 78% Title I 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 19 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 90 91 99 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 30 Ocean Mindscape US Gold Rainbow Arts US Gold Mandann Database Rambird Psygnosis Gremlin Graphics PSS ..£29 Electronic Arts .....£19 Electronic Arts .....£24 Mirrorsoft ..£24 CRL .....£19 Elite ...£24 Domark .....£29 99 99
99. ..... 99 99
99. ..... 99
99. ..... 99 99 99 .99 .99 ...88%
99. .....FG92% .83% 86% .78% .79% 79% MicroProse have
finally confirmed that they are working on a sequel to fhe
bestselling helicopter simulation Gunshtp. Provisionally
entitled Gunship
2000. It features the next generation of assault helicopters,
using current technology projected a decade into the
future. The PC version will lead next June with an Amiga
version following hot on its heels.
SHOWS GO ON Yet another show is on the horizon - the third 16-bit Computer Fair at the Novotel. Hammersmith on the 4th- 6th January 1991. More news on the goings on there when we get them.
GAZZA GETS SECOND SHOT GUNSHIP NEW FOR ‘91 (5 ) Corporation .Core Design (1 ) Kick Off 2 .Anco...... (2 ) Shadow of the Beast II ...Psygnosis (-) .Wings .Mirrorsoft (7 ) Midnight Resistance ...Ocean (3 ) Shadow Warriors .Ocean (9 ) F29 Retaliator ......Ocean (4 ) lost Patrol .. (-) Days of Thunder
(13) Operation Stealth ...... (6
) Turrican .... (15 ) Battle
of Britain ..... (16 ) AMOS .. (8
) Midwinter ...... (10 ) Shadow of the Beast
(19) BSSJane Seymour
(21) .....Emlyn Hughes Int.
Soccer .....Audiogenic ...£24
(-) .TNT
...Domark .....£24
(17) .....Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ultragames £29 (-) .Pool of Radiance
US Gold ....£29
(24) .....Falcon Mission Disk
II ..Mirrorsoft ..£19
(-)...... Magic
Fly ..Electronic Arts £24
(12)
.....Damocles .Novagen ...£24
THE AMIGA FORMAT SOFTWARE CHART Battlemaster Imperium The
Immortal ... Back to the Future II ... Senus 7..... ...
Gremlins II ...Heroes Publisher -)- (11: This chart is
compiled by Gallup Ltd. © European Software Publishers
Association 1990.
Predictions corner. Next I j month's J Number One yTy biggie will be Captive, an Issue 16 Format Gold winner. Watch and wait, then send mocking postcards marked 'Ha! Got it wrong, pal!'
To the usual address.
Despite the tall of Kick OH.
Sims'still rule the generic roost.
Ot all 100 hundred chart games an incredible 14 had a sports theme (eight of which were soccer titles). In second place came cars, which have inspired 13 racing games.
Adventures and RPGs stacked up 13 chart entries along with nine movie or TV licences.
Bringing up the rear were seven arcade conversions, four flight sims and Iwo sub sims. Of these Red Storm Rising has the remarkable distinction of being the only book licence to make it big.
Wings flies in at at nil- Number 4! The World NEW War One flight game from Cinemaware is J f the highest new entry ot the month. Nol bad for a game that was only available in 1 Meg form. Expect to see further chart-climbing now Mirrorsoft have announced that they've a 1 2 Meg version ready for take off.
M Voung Gaua shakes hands with format superstar Trenton Webb.
GARDENING SIMULATOR Goldening is still growing in stature as one ol Britoin's most popular hobbies, so Mogic Men, new from Electronic Zoo, should be assured of popularity. You don't need to get your hands dirty - o gnome called Grabble does the spadework while you watch the garden flourish - but you do need to watch out foi magical surprises and sabotage Irom envious outsiders. Billed os ideal for those who don't like spiders, slugs and snails or don't have gardens, Magic Men will be out in January The creators ot the world's first computer garden are, left to right, Rick, Nick, Deborah, a
gnome and Alan.
THIS BEAT IS AUDIOMASTER A new package, including the highly-acclaimed sampling software Audiomaster III, is available from Trilogic including their Mk II Stereo Sampler. It's the same software that's in the Audio Engineer package reviewed in Issue 15 of AF (pi 35), but currently it's on special offer for £99 99 - half the price of Audio Engineer. The hardware is different but it can sample at rates or over 100K samples per second.
Tt Trilogic 0274 691 1 15 Curiouser and curiouser. Nearly a year after they first hit the
* streets Chase HO, Operation Thunderbolt and Batman the Movie
have suddenly leapt back into the chart at 96, 99 and 57th
positions respectively! Is Chase HO (a former No 1) seeing a
similar renaissance to that enjoyed by Shadow ol the Beast, now
that SCI - Chase HO II is in the offing? If that is the case
then where will the old chart- topper Robocop I end up when II
is released this Christmas?
What, no Kick OH in the Top Spot? Yes, the mighty soccer sim has tumbled a massive ONE place, giving pole position to Corporation. Has the super- cyber adventure done the impossible and weaned gamesplayers away Irom football? With the heavy Christmas chart wars just around the corner, it could well signal the end of Kick OH 2's winning streak.
V IT'S BIGGER, IT'S BETTER, V IT'S GOT TWO DISKS!
Next month, treat yourself to the most extraordinary Amiga magazine ever.
We've put together an unprecedented and unrivalled line-up of goodies that no Amiga owner can afford to miss. What's so special about it? Take a look at this lot... V TWO DISKS Why not guarantee yourself not just the Christmas issue but all the amazing ones to follow in 1991? Take advantage of the subscription offer on Page 125.
WELL OVER 300 PAGES!
We re busting through the 300-page barrier next month to give you more for your money than ever before. We ll be doing more editorial pages than its sane to do in one month.
That's right TWO disks. Thanks to a very special deal, we’re able to bring you a complete free game - the completely amazing Interphase from Imageworks - plus playable demos of Total Recall from Ocean and Lemmings from Psygnosis and a whole host of utilities and other programs. It means the price of the mag goes up to £3.95 for this issue, but just look at what you're getting... INTERPHASE COMPLETE FREE GAME This isn't some average budget game you'll play a few times and forget about, this is the business - a high- class combination of 3D, solid vector graphics and a fascinating strategy and
puzzle game. You won't just be getting the game either, there will be full documentation and playing tips to get you started in the mag. In Issue 4 of AF we rated Interphase 88%, but don’t just take our word for how good it is: here’s what some of the other AMIGA FORMAT ISSUE 18 CHRISTMAS 1990 PRICE £3.95 ON SALE DECEMBER 1 3TH DONT MISS IT You know Ihis issue of Amiga Format will sell out fast, so use this form now to resen e a copy with your newsagent, or you could miss out on the event of the year Dear Newsagent, please reserve me a copy of the January '91 copy of Amiga Format (the one with
two disks on the cover, the one numbered Issue 18').
ON SALE: DECEMBER 13th 1990 Name: . Address: ..... computer magazines thought of it.
"Highly recommended to gamers who want all of the thrills of aerial combat with a cerebral element as well."
ACE Rating 915. ACE "A huge, deeply absorbing interactive game.' 90%, CU Amiga "Interphase has excellent puzzles, blasting and graphics wrapped up in one intriguing package."
90%,The Games Machine ‘3D vector can really put some atmosphere into a game, and when you combine this with Interphase’s game- play and addictiveness you really do come up with a winner both in graphics and lasting appeal."
80%, Amiga Action Interphase originally cost £29.99 and just over a year after its release it is still a superb example of the best 3D graphics and gameplay you can find on the Amiga. Even if you don't usually like games you'll be fascinated and hooked by this one.
?
It I 40 PAGES OF GAME REVIEWS More pages and more reviews than ever before - a bumper Christmas bundle of games presented in a brand-new style. Don't miss this special section where you'll find the BEST reviews of ALL the big games.
TOTAL RECALL DEMO There's a playable demo of the Ocean game based on the blockbusting movie - don't miss Arme strutting his muscular stuff.
LEMMINGS DEMO Yet another playable demo (can you cope with all this?) Of a suicidal new game from Psygnosis. Don't go near any cliffs until you’ve played this.
VISIONS OF THE FUTURE Fascinating feature on the way games present the future and a good look at what games are going to be setting the Amiga alight in 1991.
ROBOTS Get to grips with the world of robots and artificial intelligence. How do you connect the Amiga to robotic devices and what can it do once you have?
GAMES OF THE YEAR We name the games of 1990 that you can't afford to be without.
BEGINNERS Just got your Amiga and can't make head nor tail of it? Fear not. We'll be on hand to ease you through those bewildering beginnings.
3D GRAPHICS Feast your eyes on the latest software for creating stupendous 3D and ray-traced graphics.
PLUS All the regular features including: Testbench looking at new hardware, PD Update testing the best in free software, Workbench giving helpful tips and answering problems, Gamebusters showing you how to beat games, Music bringing pleasure 'to your ears and, as always, Reviews of all the new serious software and hardware we can find!
F light Of The Intruder takes you into the deadliest air combat environment the world has ever know n
- the skies above North ietnam.
In 1972. The L'SAF launched Operation Linebacker. US forces and their South Vietnamese allies are locked in a life and death struggle w ith the fanatical North Vietnamese Army. You must stem the tide of the North Vietnamese offensive by cutting its vital lifeline to its front line troops.
F rom the US Carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin on "Yankee Station”, you must attack a variety of installations defended by surface to air missiles and the MiG fighters of the skillful and determined North ietnamese Air Force.
Only team work will get you back alive.The "IRON HAND" flights must destroy or suppress the surface to air missiles whilst Com bat Air Patrol aircraft circle high above the strike force looking out for enemy aircraft ially, the strike aircraft must find and attack the target braving a hail of small arms and dni|rditt|fl |Ulery fire at low level. Individual survival is not the only measure of success, it iuydlauli nlon as a w hole that counts - there is no place for seekers of individual glory.. Choose between two of the best aircraft that ever flew.The F 4 Phantom is fast, powerful and
equipped with highly advanced avionics. It is so flexible that it can perform any type of mission.
The A 6 Intruder has the first all weather computer operated weapons guidance system (DIANE) and an outstanding weapons load, both hove stood the test of time and ore still in service.
Up to 8 friendly and 4 enemy aircraft on screen simultaneously.
2 different aircraft accurately simulated. 5 different roles: MIGCAP, IRON HAND, or STRIKE Realistic mission environment with enemy artificial intelligence.
Switch Detween friendly aircraft in flight.
Carrier take off and landing with 'MEATBALL' landing aid In flight radio messages with rodro message queueing system.
View from oil aspects and 14 in cockpit views Large numbers of mobile targets including trucks, trains and barges.
* |- Realistic terrain taken from contemporary operations maps
including Hanoi, Haiphong and Than Hoa.
Cartoon Capon: Hilarious paw to claw AMOS Paint: A feature-packed art profighting game with attention-grabbing gram with fast zoom function and amaz- digitised sound effects [Available soon) ing flexibility [Available soon] Mouthtrap: Super-fast and super- Reveni: A stunningly presented Public playable arcade-style game with cleverly Domain version ol the classic Othello animated cute graphics [Available soon] game with smoothly rotating counters.
Jakebox: Plays a selection of music files Treasure Search: A Public Domain edu- SkateTribe: Super-fast vertically scrolling Arcadia: Breakout at its best - with a with colourful, animated Vu-meters and cational coordinates game for over 5s skate game with bags of playability and colourful copper list backdrop and a spiralling logo [Public Oomainj with amusing digitised speech. Captivating music [Available soon] built-in level designer [Public Domain], EH BBBEBBB EBBBBEBBBBB CIICPIICIIC ¦¦¦CL C ¦ EEEEBEE ¦¦¦ BEBBB' BEEB 'EEEBBEBB B BBCBBEBBBBB CBEBB ECCCB EEB BBBEBE EBBBECCBBCBE Revenge:
Adrenalin-pounding.
¦ horizontally scrolling shoot me |Now free with AM0S| Pukadu: Cute arcade-style strategy game with that professional touch to keep you playing [Shareware] Rainbow Warrior: A very impressive editor which enables you to create copper list backdrops [Public Domain] Fun School 3: Beautifully animated follow-up to the number one best-selling Fun School 2 [Out now: £24.99] Wr .«
- : cast the 25 000 mark since its launch in xr-. UtCS -
- The Creator has to be the biggest-selling nor-gs-- ¦ .- -
.r-'or the Amiga .': grams tlood into Mandarins office: Games
programs, musical jukeboxes.
Scro -; -
- «rs - and all are a tribute to the shee- :¦ - ;
• .se of AMOS Its graphical power bring; r . : : e.ei of
professionalism to even the mo$ - **¦-- Wr tv: :
- ¦: : *. Tself to display pictures in any gif ¦: : : HAM and
overscan): add coppr .sc
• ..smg any Deluxe Paint font mra. ¦ ¦::.vn menus: send sotl-
ware and
r. i: -; -ound the screen: and add atmosc-ir : jndtracker, Noise-
tracke- Sc ¦ : But ALIT : j s de too: Amiga owners at r*.
? Cx-T'.r- iiurases m-company training s ••:.-« H-ana Mcvrget COP.' Apphca- tions and : r AMCS ; - : t.xcess'j r* -- -oe:--:e-t AMOS Club already has more than 1.000 members (contact: The AMOS Club. 1 Lower Moor. Whiddon Valley. Barnstaple.
Devon EX32BNW) There's also a rapidly expanding Public Domain library with more than 50 discs available (contact: Sandra Sharkey. 25 Park Road. Wigan. Lancashire WN6 7AA. Telephone: 0942495261).
With all this enthusiasm and support, AMOS is the perfect package to unleash your creativity and design programs beyond your wildest dreams.
AMOS is yours for only £49.99 S QF T WA R E 24-HOUR ORDER HOTLINE: 051-3571275 Please send me AMOS-The Creator and FREE Extras disc I enclose a cheque for £49 99 payable to Mandarin Software P& P tree m the UK Add C2 lor Europe Expiry date Please debit my Access Visa Connect card number: Name Address Postcode . Send to Database Direct. FREEPOST, Ellesmere Pori. South Wirral L65 3EB, Christmas is coming and the shelves are getting packed.
As the Software silly season starts, TRENTON WEBB checks out the contenders for the fabled Chrimbo number one slot.
COMING ATTRACTIONS Radical dudel The heroes in a half shell are finally set for their Amiga debut. Splinter, Shredder, Donny, Mickey, Leo and Raff will be crawling around a sewer near you this Christmas. The screenshot shows part of the horizontally-scrolling sewer section, where the green team battle the forces of Shredder in a beat-em-up. There's also an overhead Gauntlet- style street section. With everyone going crazy over the little guys it should be one of the hottest licence games ever! Excellent, wicked, cowabunga, bossanova... bossanova?
TEENAGE MUTANT HERO TURTLES ¦ Mirrorsoft: ETA Mid-November STRIDER II S der is on the comeback trail. Strider I : :'ed a Format Gold first time around with his Metal Murphy's back for one of the year's biggest releases, Robocop II. In an eight-level arcade spectacular, the future of law enforcement is once again trying to clean up Old Detroit. Robocop must battle through shoot- outs and solve puzzle sections as he tries to catch Cain - the Detroit drug lord.
TOTAL RECALL ¦ Ocean: ETA Late November When Quaid (Arnie) discovers that his mind has been wiped, he nips on the first shuttle to Mars and turns nasty. In a bloodthirsty sci-fi arcade adventure you must help the big man get his memory back and unravel an interplanetary conspiracy into the bargain. All 200 screens will have cinematic presentation with digitised and comic book graphics, plus a menacing soundtrack written by David ‘Beasf Whittaker.
OCP are still as corrupt as ever, so Robocop not only has to catch criminals but also destroy an evil Mark II version of himself! Four futuristic weapons, armour power-ups, multidirectional scrolling and bigger sprites will all combine to help Robocop II shoot for the top slot this Christmas, SPINDIZZY II ¦ Activision: ETA November Activision have caught sequel fever as well and are set to send Spmdizzy II whirling onto the small screen The classic 8-bit game has been updated and revamped to make it even better than the original. A spinning top has to be guided around a 3D isometric world,
hitting switches, leaping gaps and solving puzzles.
The 8-bit Spmdizzy had gameplay by the ton, so hopes are high for the Amiga version.
;“-'m-leaping, sword-slashing, Ruskie-bash- rg antics. In Strider II the man plays a similar
- oe out this time it's a head-to-head battle with i card of
alien kidnappers. There are five
- ass-.e evels, but this time Strider has some eague extras up
his armoured sleeve. In xxiozr, to his sword, Strider II has a
gyro- ase' is and can transform into a robot when re
end-of-level guardians.
EPIC ¦ Ocean: ETA December Somewhere in the depths of space a refugee caravan runs for its life. Taking on the role of fighter pilot you have to protect this rag-tag bunch of star ships from preying raiders. The need for fuel and security forces requires you to fly missions at treetop level, attacking vast installations in strafing and bombing runs.
WING COMMANDER ¦ Mindscape: ETA Late December The only good Kilrathi is a dead Kilrathi! This alien race have been mankind's foe for 20 years in Wing Commander, a 3D space combat simulation designed by Origin Systems. Running as an interactive movie this is an into-the-screen shoot-out with lots more besides. Commanding all the pilots of a wing, as well as your own craft, 30 different missions must be completed if the Kilrathi Empire is to be defeated. Whether or not the Kilrathis deserve this treatment ain't your problem!
PANZA KICK BOXING ¦ US Gold: ETA Early 91 The French aren't famous for churning out boxing stars, but they have been rather excellent at Kick Boxing. Andre Panza is their all time hero and is the focus for this game of training, practising and fighting. There are masses of realistic attacking and defensive moves, which use nearly 600 frames of animation.
WIN A BILLION ¦ Impressions: ETA Late November Advanced Destroyer Simulator comes from the people who brought us Sherman M4. Having exhausted the possibilities for land-based armour they have turned their attention to the great sea battles of World War II. As Captain of an advanced destroyer you will have to fight through 15 different missions, each of which recreates a historical naval engagement.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER Duff horror movies have a certain charm, with silly plots, badly made-up monsters and wobbly cardboard space ships. This B movie magic is captured in Horror Zombies from The Crypt, the big Christmas hitter from Millennium. Count Valdemar’s family crypt has been disturbed and the dead have risen. In this arcade adventure he must fight through the house, out on the roof and eventually into the crypt to help his ancestors rest in peace again.
DEUTEROS (THE NEXT MILLENNIUM) ¦ Activision: ETA December Like Tournament Golf below. This s another release in the Sega conversion deal for Elite It claims to be one of the most reafcsoc simulations ever of the great game, an am that led them to ignore the obvious World C*c Slot for release because it just wasn't ready. They've been waiting smce then, to make ore ai the extras they wanted were ncUaec ootbng the final touches to a package that Efce feel sfxxid outscore * corner*.
Remember Millennium 2.2, the classic space colony game? The only problem with it was that it was too small: you'd just got going and it was over. That criticism can’t be levelled at its successor Deuteros, which is huger than huge.
The challenge is to build a network of industrial space stations which will allow you to colonise the entire solar system, and beyond. With animated graphic scenes, stunning sound and big ambitions it looks like it's heading for the stars.
There's a mad, bad wizard living in the castle at the end of the street. A man so mad that he’s stolen all the treasure in the land, hidden it in his fortress and turned the whole place into a Death Trap. The challenge is to get the cash and live. As you leap around platforms the aim is to collect spell components that supply the right powers at the right time. In a feudal Japanese-style world you have to beat up goblins, ghosts and all manner of garish nasties armed only with a rice flail.
HORROR ZOMBIES FROM THE CRYPT DEATH TRAP ¦ Anco: ETA Early November you could win a small European country (like the UK for instance) just by answering questions on music, film, sport, science, history, travel, TV, animals and pot luck. Unfortunately you don't get to keep your prizes!
ADVANCED DESTROYER SIMULATOR TOURNAMENT GOLF C T II N RUNNER 9* l«U«n« KunilLIl ¦ Domark ETA = November ¦ Elite: ETA November Futuristic high-speed racing in a pipe is the best way to describe STUN Runner. Driving a bob-sleigh style ship down a twisting tube you can roll through 360 degrees in a deperate bid to maintain maximum speed, shoot bonus point targets and collect the stunning speed ups. These boost pads hurl drivers down the pipe at insane speeds, which give the game some maniacally fast moments. If it can emulate the arcade to any degree, Domark should have a major hit on their
hands.
Not an M25 simulator, but a cutesy platform game that will have drivers reaching for the brakes. They have to drive along platforms in a Speed Buggy (anyone remember Speed Buggy?) Style of car. Every inch of each level has to be driven over, which is none too easy as you’re being chased by aliens and monsters of all shapes and sizes, while mysterious power-ups drop from the sky. Okay, so maybe it is an M25 simulator!
Son of Chase HQ, SCI stands for Special Criminal Investigation. Similar to Chase in plot, SCI lets you have guns to help stop the criminals. As the car races along the highway, a revolver-packing passenger can blast annoyingly slow civilians out of the way. While to get the specific bad guy on each level, friendly helicopters drop high-power bazookas which do even more damage than ramming them in turbo mode!
LINE OF FIRE ¦ US Gold: ETA Late November Tanks' to Ocean this Christmas could be one of the most destructive ever. Battle Command tells the tale of a space-age super tank that has the dubious honour of taking on the enemy alone. Armed to the tracks with cluster bombs, missiles and cannon, the tank must complete espionage missions, blast helicopters out of the sky and win countless slugging matches with other armour. As a strategy shoot-out it plays brilliantly in demo form. The full review will follow next month.
BILLY THE KID ¦ Ocean: ETA November Elite look set to record a good round with this Golf conversion from the Sega Megadrive. Not only a good looker, if it plays as well as the console original, it should be up there challenging the Leaderboards of this world.
SCI CAR-VUP ¦ Core Design: ETA November December on the game that made both of these fabled arcades look like wimps. Line Of Fire is a floating, rotating, no holds barred shoot-em-up with a strong coin-op pedigree. As part of a two man team, players have the chance of shooting their way around a map in a killing frenzy.
Lock and load, you're in the Line of Fire.
BATTLE COMMAND When the West was wild there was one name In the year 6997 a lone adventurer that struck terror into all law-abiding citizens: has returned to earth to find it has Billy the Kid. Now in a Level 9 multi-scene been invaded by four alien races, arcade outing you can take part in computing's Flying an Airborne Attacker TROY208, first Western adventure. Players can take on the wanderer decides that the slimey the guise of either Billy himself or Pat Garret, ones must be ousted and that he's the ex-friend turned Sheriff. Both characters the man to do it. That's where you love the same
woman and only one will walk take control, flying the Attacker in away from the final showdown. It's high noon the Amiga's first full-screen multisoon for My and Pat. Directional scrolling shoot-em-up.
Your own design animation studio with Deluxe Paint 111.The Amiga 1500 comes complete with 1 full Megabyte of RAM, keyboard, colour monitor and two built-in disk drives for only £1149.99. Of course, the , recently This awarded European Computer of the Year, is still the most coveted computer for kids of all ages.
The Amiga 500 takes you into a fantastic world there's a little bit of m: ' Excitement, adventure, daring, call it what you will.The fact remains there's a little bit of it in all of us. That's why you should give a Commodore computer some serious thought this Christmas.
Take the new . This powerful home computer gives you the ultimate in family entertainment. Screen images that will literally blow your mind and an impressive collection of leisure software . . . Battle Chess, Populous, Sim City and Their Finest Hour, the incredibly realistic Battle of Britain simulation.
Then, in an instant, it can switch to a serious business machine with Platinum Works, everything you need to work from home. Or to in all of us.
Of graphics, animation and sound. It has the power to educate, entertain, inspire and stretch the imagination like no other.
This year, look out for our 'Class of the 90's - First Steps' pack with 512Kb of RAM Expansion and a whole range of educational software; Deluxe Paint II, Pro Write 2.5, Infofile, Music Mouse, Let's Spell at Home, Amiga Logo with Talking Turtle and BBC Emulator. 'Class of Fiendish Freddy’s Big Top, you can choose from another hundred. All this for under £100.
Every games cartridge forthe C64 Games System is compatible with the C64 computer.
And all Commodore machines, together with a complete range of peripherals, are available from any major high street store.
So whichever one of our computers you do choose, it's sure to bring out the best in your family. After all, there's a little bit of Commodore in all of us.
Call 071 873 9800 for details or send the freepost coupon below.
The 90's' includes 10 free diskettes, mouse mat and introductory video. At just £599.99 it's a small price to help any child throughout their academic life.
And when class is over, there’s our new Amiga 500 'Screen Gems' pack which includes Deluxe Paint II and four new challenges, each based on a blockbuster movie; Back to the Future II,Nightbreed,Shadowofthe Beast II and the devastating Days of Thunder for only £399.99. On the subject of fun and games, we present a totally new double pack for the C64, undoubtedly the world's favourite games computer. If brain-stretching tasks are your forte, choose 'Mindbenders' with Confuzion, Split Personalities and Trivial Pursuits. Or if it's pure escapism you prefer, there's 'Night Moves' with The
Commodore 64.
Mindbenders and Night Moves - £159.99’ Postcode .
The compelling Midnight Resistance, Night- breed. Secret Agency Sly Spy and Shadow Warriors. The C64 computer comes with data cassette and two joysticks and is outstanding value at £159.99. This Christmas, we are also proud to unveil the C64 Games System, a system built for one single purpose - having fun.
The C64 Games System is instant enjoyment for all the family and comes complete with annihilator joystick and four fun-filled games. When you've mastered Klax, International Soccer, Flimbo's Quest and Telephone Cs Commodore MW* THE UNDERGROUND CfTfc OF MIDIAN fff BREED.
SUPERNATURAL., Ml(fjj, WHO have ¦ .'Shielded THEMES FROM.'
CREATURES BUT AVAILABLE FOR COMMODORE SPECTRUM - AMSTRAD ATARI ST AND CBM AMIGA.
Do gladiftfors Jorin of Arc and Nazi stormtroopers tia e in comfnon? Answer: , they all star in their oWn historical r?i | .
VC- 1 games. Who writes theSfe games and ' v ..A why? And what would they rather be
- doing? KATE DIXON finds out.
The immortal opinion of motor car manufacturer Henry Ford was that "History is more or less bunk", which probably explains why he became a businessman and not an academic. It also illuminates an important point: history books are
• orced by their very nature to tell lies.
~ne whole truth isn’t always available
- there wouldn’t be enough room to tefl 1 even if it were - and
in any case
- .ould be coloured by the historian's interpretation of the
facts.
- here's even more opportunity to tef re odd whopper when you’re
try- r* tc squeeze world history into 1Mb arc a couple of 3.5’
disks. So why
x. re programmers bother? Games =re fcccr after all, so why pick
the Bare Z* 3'itain or Joan of Arc when, tor a ct ess
research, you could cxcse re strategies of bugeyed enrccrs
from Mars instead?
For scarce's you can look to the rteraccse game that arguably started ' at C 'emaware’s revolutionary Delender Of The Crown. It was the first time you actually had the chance to redirect the course of history using the now-standard combination of arcade sequences and strategy elements. For Kellyn Beck, its creator, the attraction was romantic: "I’ve been a history buff all my life. It’s escapist entertainment, I guess: the opportunity to be someone you never could be otherwise: a sort of vicarious way to travel".
A K 2 W ABOVE: Billy the Kid is
• xpsclsd to be a big succass (or Ocaan, but his 'historical'
appaal is lass important than tha (act that ha stars in tha dim
Young Guns 2, which is out soon.
Level 9, former fantasy adventure creators but now more mainstream programmers, take a more pragmatic approach. “There are lots of mediocre games in the fantasy market and a good game doesn't always show through. Whereas the historical market is a lot smaller, if you do something well there everybody knows about it.” The policy seems to be working, since they're currently programming Billy The Kid for Ocean and Champion Ot The Raj for Mirrorsoft.
Love Thy Subject So, you've decided you want to program a historical game. Next question: how do you pick your subject? For Matthew Stibbe.
Designer of Imperium and final year History student at Oxford University, it was the love of a particular period.
He’s currently programming ‘Nam 1965-1975, an in-depth strategy game for Domark which lets you play President Nixon in a re-run of the Vietnam war. His interest in the subject goes right back to his
• schooldays. Apocalypse Now inspired him to write an essay for
his English A level exams and he’s never looked back.
Level 9’s Pete Austin has always had a soft spot for the pomp and colour of the Raj. On the other hand, Billy The Kid was chosen on strategic grounds: he's prime game matena because a cornucopia of Kid films (especially Young Guns) ensures that everybody's heard of him.
Hits from the Flicks Everybody knows a strong cinematic connection is more likely to sell. If the gamesplayer's mind is awash with media coverage of the Battle Of Britain or the latest epic from Paramount, programmers aren't afraid to cash in on it. Champion Ot The Raj is clearly aiming for the epic style of A Passage To India and Jewel In The Crown, while Impressions' Rorke's Drift exploits the Michael Caine connection by borrowing its rousing soundtrack from that patriotic epic, Zulu Dawn.
If you blink once during the chariot scenes in the forthcoming Centurion: Defender Of Rome, you could easily mistake it for Ben Hur.
Even ‘Nam, though it was designed to be a much more serious kettle of fish, will gain sales from the knock-on effect of commercial grunt movies like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Hamburger Hill.
No matter how strong the visual connection, some subiects always make better games than others.
Another of Pete Austin's pet characters is Genghis Khan, but he’s unlikely ever to make it into pixellated form because he isn't famous enough.
Other events are simply taboo because they’re too recent. Imagine the outcry if software houses produced a shoot-em-up based on either the Falklands War or the Invasion of Panama, or an arcade adventure in which you prevented the bomb from being planted on the Pan Am airliner which crashed at Lockerbie. There is also a question of taste with such delicate subiects... The Taste Factor Often there's a fine line dividing whafs considered acceptable and whafs dismissed as bad taste. Vietnam gets the thumbs- up if it's portrayed as a fairly uncontroversial buddy- style arcade game (Lost Patrol,
Platoon) or a flight sim (Flight Of The Intruder). Anything more controversial than that and most American publishers are frightened to get their fingers burned.
As Matthew Stibbe comments on selling ‘Nam to software houses: "I spent a lot of time trying to persuade people it was viable, historically objective and thoughtful - but the Americans, perhaps understandably, switched off".
He feels that being an Englishman commenting on American affairs didn't help.
Ifs not just recent events that are sensitive, either. Even a time-gap of 50 years isn’t always long enough. If games featuring World War 2 are to be published in Germany, there are clear guidelines which they must follow. Lucasfilm’s Indy Ithe Adventure), Pandora's Eagle's Nest and Digital Magic Software’s Colditz all had to be designated swastika-free zones for the German market. Overt representations of Hitler are also out: a small graphical portrait of the Fuhrer in Colditz was only sanctioned because ifs ambiguous enough to look like Charlie Chaplin as well.
The Structure Once you've picked your subject the next problem is deciding what to do with it. At one end of the scale history is purely cosmetic: Rick Dangerous is little more than a platform game with big-nosed Egyptians, I Ludicrus is just a beat-em-up with gladiators and Eagle's Nest is merely a shoot-em-up in jackboots.
In a flight simulation, even the most elaborately-described historical scenario is nothing more than an attractive extra - the complex politics of South Vietnam don't really interfere with the action. Clearly, the main advantage of using a real historical context here is that it gives old genres a more saleable exotic twist.
At the more intellectual extreme, detailed scenarios are the thinking gamesplayer's dream: just look at strategy games like ‘Nam, serious wargames in the style of UMS II and Cinemaware-style epics I like Lords Of The Rising I Sun. In between comes a wealth of arcade adven- I tures and semi-strategic products like Microprose’s Pirates or Ocean’s Lost
k. Patrol and Ivanhoe, where ™ the historical context is less
important to the central aims of the game.
Despite its selling potential, as far as Matthew Stibbe is concerned the cinematic approach was definitely wrong for 'Nam. "I'm not all that interested in individuals’ experiences. What I am interested in is an overall historical LEFT: There ii a Ihin line between real and fictional history. Ivanhoe was the invention of Sir Walter Scott, not a real-life character.
THE HIST EXTRA MATTHEW STIBBE Portfolio: Imperium, 'Nam 1965-1975.
Would most like to have met: Winston Churchill - a real hero. Actually, I'd like to have a Victorian visit me so that I could test his reaction to modem civilisation.
Would most like to have visited: Victorian Britain.
Would most like to have been: A Victorian philanthropist like Disraeli, Peel or Lord Liverpool. I could have done lots of good deeds.
1AM T1UIMKB CSMKfU IV
• » I can tell you what I wouldn't do. I wouldn't go wild on
detail and put a variable in for every single thing in the
world. That would be a frustratingly slow alternative creation,
not a game. I think I'd do something that wasn't too cinematic,
something strategic and high level with plenty of
double-clicking on several layers of text and lots of
hypertext. If it was a wargame, I'd put in every single army
division and lashings of detail. I'm really interested in
'permaculture' - simulating small economies or environments,
something like predators in hedgerows. I'm not sure I'd want
rendered high speed graphics. I still think you can design a
really good game on a VIC 20 [Pictured left].» permaculture' -
S ULTIMATE OIYICAL VAGAN ZA “What kind of a game would you like
to produce if you had an imaginary supercomputer which put
unlimited visual and memory potential at your disposal?" That's
the question we put to four top programmer history buffs.
Here's what they said.
PETE AUSTIN Pwtfjllo* BiUy The Kid, Time And Uagik, Champion Of The Raj Marco Polo - a most interesting person.
Imperial Russia as a member of the aristocracy. Aside from the moral impfcalions of the kind of Bfe they led, they probably had the bast time.
Have been: The Pope at the time of the Inquisition. I could have stopped the Inquisition and opened up the CathoMc Church.
• I suppose it would have to be a muM- madte. CtMype game.
JON LAW visually and nm already started planning a game about it Jon Law's creation, Colditz.
Portfolio: Colditz.
Would most like to have met: King Arthur, to see if he really did exist.
Would most like to have visited: Arthurian Britain.
Would most like to have been: Himself.
“ Something about King Arthur - either that or a time machine game which allowed you to visit any place in history you could possibly desire.
That way you could also travel into the future and find out what happens to you. There'd be no restrictions on a game like that. " Portfolio: Defender Of The Crown, Centurion, Defender Of Rome (to be released on the Amiga early next year), Rocket Ranger.
Would most like to have met: Mark Twain.
Would most like to have visited: Ancient Egypt, to see what the Pharaohs were really like, though I’d like to come back: civilisation is nice.
Would most like to have been: Cicero - a brilliant man and a historian too.
Would have be machine time something captured the ? -earns fascinations of the human and race Star would like hoiodeck be me The Next Generation ¦tab would mat be ompute- me ultimate HISTORICAL GAMES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN analysis which takes account of the various layers of context which affect any situation.' The result is quite naturally a strategy game.
For KeHyn Beck, on the other hand, visuals are essential. "A game is ar ntegral package and all interactivity is important. If you pick something with a strong visual impact it’s bound to be a lot more entertaining."
In games with arcade sequences it is the action, such as the chariot racing of Centurion, tiger hunting m Champion Of The Raj or jousting in Defender Of The Crown, that provides the period flavour, but strategy provides the meat. The only aspect they lack is the kind of in-depth analysis that a more serious product can provide.
The Creative Process Making fact fit fiction takes time The first stage in the process usually revolves around months of research.
Even though CokJitz was a board- game conversion and the basic framework was already fixed, designer Jon Law sbll had a lot of bedtime reading to wade through.
Books and photographs were the only factual sources of visual information - the rest he drew from the film, The Colditz Story. “It was the only way we had of getting the decor right."
Kellyn Beck, a history buff, simply loves research for its own sake. "I love spending days and weeks in the uppermost sections of libraries where nobody ever goes." Rather like the boys from Level 9, who visited a selection of Nevada's reconstructed Wild West towns as part of their research for Billy The Kid, Kellyn regards the research phase as a great opportunity to travel. "Even if you don't really need all the detail it gives you a historical overview."
Fact or Fiction?
That's not to say, however, that Kellyn’s a stickler for accuracy. “None of my games were intended to be strictly accurate. They capture the flavour of the period and that gives them an authentic feel." In Centurion, he's deliberately squeezed a lot of Roman history into one game to enable you to meet Hannibal and Cleopatra m one lifetime: “It’s a quesbon of condensing events that took place and boiling them down to create a satisfying game." In many ways the process is no different from that of writing a historical novel or directing a film like The Untouchable s. Nobody really expects it to
be pure, corroborated historical fact.
28 AMIGA FORMAT BELOW: Faat, frantic action is, lot s faco it, important to gamos: so the chariot racing of Son Hur is an ideal scene to convert.
They were giants, great players in the development of the modern world, epic shapers ot mankind's history, but somehow they never won the very highest accolade: nobody thought to transform them into a game. Here are live historical games that never were but might have been.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?
A rollicking roller-coaster of a Renaissance romp in which Columbus negotiates for his ships, flirts with the Spanish queen and negotiates tor gold and supplies with the New World's natives.
PLATO Before he drank the fateful hemlock Socrates entrusted his best buddy Plato with the secret ot his life's work; a philosophical argument which explains the meaning ot life. In epic arcade adventure style, dodging soldiers and long- winded philosophy students, equipped only with the sharpest ot non sequlturs, Plato scours the Athenian underworld for the immortal secret.
GUY FAWKES SIMULATOR In CodeMasters' latest budget game, you play dastardly Guy, enemy of Britain and future democracy, as he sneaks through the corridors of the Houses Of Parliament avoiding Mps and planting bombs. Will he change the course of history on November 5th?
HUN!
Step into the shoes ot the most feared man In 5th Century Europe - Attlla the Hun. Start In Siberia, large axe in hand, and attempt to emulate the warrlor- diplomat's rise to power as he battles with barbarians and Romans and levies taxes on pain ot death.
NOBODY EXPECTS Take on the responsibilities ot the Inquisition by attempting to cast your influence throughout alt ot Catholic Europe. Gain the confidence ot the Pope and position royal confessors very carefully. Atmospheric arcade sequences feature applying the thumb screws, public burning and a DIY rack.
"Champion of the Rqjneedeaan arch-villain, but historically there wasn tone. Worse still, all the candidates were from mainstream religions and therefore taboo. The result: Thugee is a much bigger menace than it ever was historically* DIY History History is all about fixed events, games are all about simulating choice: so how do you go about combining the two? The pitfalls are obvious: one of the main criticisms levelled at Defender Of The Crown was that once you'd sussed the system it was far too easy to win. A couple of sure-fire strategies and control England every bme.
RIGHT: “Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me!" Kenneth Williams' portrayal of Cae«ar might not have been the inspiration, so maybe Liz Tayior was: Cleopatra's Egypt remains a favourite theme for the program- mers' ideal game.
Most programmers agree you have to make the odd alteration to turn truth into entertainment. Pete Austin explains why he condensed his history of the unification of India, which actually took a couple of hundred years, into the lifetime of one person: "It helps if you have the same hero all the way through." Austin's also taken a little artistic licence in the interests of structural balance. He needed an arch-villain, but historically there wasn't one. Worse still all the potential candidates were from mainstream religions and therefore taboo. The solution was to overemphasise the role of
the Thugs, a minority group of highway robbers that terrorised the countryside, worshipped the goddess Kali and of whom nobody could possibly approve. The result: in Champion Of The Raj, Thugee is a much bigger menace than it ever was historically.
Nowadays the top end of the market is a lot more complex. There's usually more than one route to victory and realism is simulated by elements of luck and random events. In Centurion a sudden edict from the senate might swallow up half a year’s finances and in Joan Of Arc you may find yourself unexpectedly forced to fight a duel to the death. The events are random, ensuring that how you fashion history is a question of skill.
Matthew Stibbe thinks the key to a challenging epic is simply laying down the correct parameters.
“You only have to AMIGA - ATARI ST - PC PS - AMSTRAD CPC CPC+ GX 4000 - C 64 - SPECTRUM THIS TIME THEY’RE OUT TO GET HIM!
RETRACE THE STEPS OF DICK TRACY, THE WORLD FAMOUS COMIC STRIP I DETECTIVE, J IN THIS SUPERB T' COMPUTER ' CONVERSION ( OF THE BLOCK BUSTER MOVIE.
It's time to take on the mob which has sworn to get you!
Grab that famous hat and coat and hit the streets in search of Big Boy Caprice and his gang. But watch out for their traps hidden around every corner.
Choose your weapon track down the ugly mobsters and brace yourself for the fight of your life.
Developed by: It r TITUS SOFTWARE Far more information please call 0268 541212 They're DEFENDER OF THE CROWN History We proudly present ten of the top historical games - the ones you should already have or, if you haven't, you should get hold of. Some are so old that they've never been reviewed in AF and you might even find them on compilations or in a bargain bin somewhere.
CINEMAWARE, £29.95 The original historical epic trom Cinemaware is a bit dated these days but still worth a look for those gorgeous graphic sequences. Not very accurate historically, but it enjoys marvellous presentation.
JOAN OF ARC US GOLD, £24.99 A military, economic and religious extravaganza that features plenty of strategy and intrigue along with atmospheric graphics. Defender of the Crown with knobs on, basically - and jolly fun too.
LORDS OF THE RISING SUN CINEMAWARE, £29.99, 84% in ST AF 12 Cinemaware stayed with a sort of mediaeval theme, but moved to the other side of the world for this Japanese tale of feuding warlords. Brilliant graphics again and a bit more gameplay too.
UNIVERSAL MILITARY SIMULATOR RAINBIRD, £24.95 A military conflict time machine that takes you to several different times and places throughout history. Short on fancy graphics but packed with in-depth gameplay and lasting interest. (Watch out for UMSII coming soon.)
LOST PATROL OCEAN, £24.99, 79% in AF 14 Recent history this time, in Vietnam, in a game that certainly doesn't try to romanticise this particular bit of history. Once again it has lots of depth to the gameplay and is delightfully atmospheric.
30 AMIGA FORMAT WATERLOO PSS, £24.99, 92% in AF 3 Just one of a series of military epics from Dr Peter Turcan that are a strategist s dream. These are very accurate and complex reconstructions of battles that allow armchair generals to change history.
PIRATES MICROPROSE, £24.95, 74% in AF 9 Life on the high seas is nicely recreated in this swashbuckling drama. It doesn't portray any particular event in history but it’s good at reflecting the time, place and people it features.
BATTLEHAWKS 1942 LUCASFILM, £24.99, 73% in ST AF 12 World War II and this time over to the Pacific where carrier warfare, torpedoes and dive bombing play their part as you replay four major battles. It's strong on historical background too.
THEIR FINEST HOUR US GOLD, £29.99, 90% in AF 11 One of the finest games set during World War II, this flight simulation follow-up to the equally strong Battlehawks 1942 allows you to represent either side and to engage in some of the most hectic air combat ever seen.
WINGS CINEMAWARE, £29.99, 79% in AF 16 Back to World War I for this, which in Cinemaware's now-characteristic, atmospheric and graphically superb style portrays the role of a fighter pilot.
Continues the improvement in gameplay too - there's heaps of it.
Program the essence of a historical game” so that you input the elements that would normally lead to a particular event and allow the gamesplayer to alter history by making choices. It’s like setting up the correct conditions in a laboratory: it’s up to the player exactly what he does with them.
Follow a certain course of action and the equivalent of a Tet Offensive may really crop up in 1968. Do something different and it may be postponed, averted or never happen at all.
But even a system like this can have its drawbacks. Pete Austin found that a strategic structure was entirely appropriate for Champion Of The Raj.
Not so when he came to Billy The Kid.
"I started out programming a strategic sort of game until it occurred to me that Billy never really made any strategic decisions. Billy the Kid acted on the spur of the moment. The kind of game I was programming expected him to behave a bit like a merchant banker."
So Pete started again. He kept the strategy option but transferred it to Billy's arch-rival Pat Garrett and transformed the Kid's role into a much more spontaneous one. The net result is a two-player game: you can take a methodical approach or dive in with your pistol cocked.
Either way, the best historical games are the ones in which the player, not the program, dictates the outcome of events. If it's merely a matter of making right and wrong choices, if certain events are bound to happen regardless of the course of action that you take, it doesn't bode well for the longevity of a game. Even a limited number of ways of winning leave a lot to be desired, because once you've sussed a couple you'll never pick it up again. If, on the other hand, the plot is dictated primarily by what you decide to do as President Nixon, Joan of Arc or Billy the Kid, then it really
can lay claim to the title of historical simulation.
If there’s anything to be learned from history, it's that you can never predict exactly what the future is going to hold. 7 RIGHT: In Vietnam the average age of a combat soldier was N-Nineteen.
With the war movie hype, it is no surpri that Mam is a popular theme.
SCREEN GEMS is the only NEW Official Amiga A500 pack from Commodore !
Amiga A500 Computer Keyboard S12K Random Access Memory Built-In 1 meg double-sided disk drive Superb 4096 Colour Graphics 4 Channel Digital Stereo Sound Speech Synthesis Multi-Tasking Operating System Kickstart 1.3 and Workbench 1.3 Three Owners Manuals Extras 1.3 and Tutorial Disk Amiga BASIC Programming Language Notepad Mini Word Processor Commodore Mouse Power Supply Unit with mains plug TV Modulator ..and all connactlng cablas to get you up and running on your home TV set!
Shadow of the Beast II Days of Thunder Back to the Future II Night Breed Deluxe Paint II Art Package Mfcroprose Soccer RVF Honda Kid Gloves Datasfcxm Cfengeon Quest MtaoswBchad Joystick Grand Monster Slam Powerplay Tower of Babel Shufflepuck Cafe E-Motion Mouse Mat F-19 Stealth Fighter VKU»mlBFW&n*horgametmMnxjpasewati£31S9!
Total package price indudes VAT and Next Day Delivery by Courier* Don't delay-Order now! 24HourCredtCard Hodhe Telephone (0906)378006 only . 8006 I Wby Phone - Call our Credit Card Order Rne on (0006) 378006 and __ quow your card number and E9 ophy Me along with the ¦ detaila of the goods you faquM. We accept ACCESS.
3 VBA, EUROCARO.
" MASTERCARD. AMEX the new Osact DaM carts Ike Barclays Connect and we also accept Loraart CtetStCharge Cards.
¦y By IWI-Simply writedown ¦ ‘ yaw raqutrmants and send In yaw ordsr to us By post along ¦on a person* cheque, oonfcers drift Olaidtftg society cheque or peeW order made Digicom oiler you the very best in customer alter soles support with 12 month warranty on all Computer Hardware.
All units ere lull UK spectlicatlon with 30 day replacement guarantee on laully items and FREE collection ol the detective units within this period. And should you ever need any technical advice our experienced and helplul stall are available on Ihe telephone or In our showroom.
Remember ¦ there are no hidden extras all prices are lully Inclusive ol VAT and next day courier delivery.
PtHoB « llittltona BIB BtibiBd lo change without nolle• tiO£ Ring or wrllo In tor our fefesf AMIGA catalogue Holing hundreds ot products available tor this versatile Home Computer. We stock COLOUR PRINTERS. STEREO COLOUR MONITORS. EXTERNAL DISK DRIVES, MEMORY EXPANSIONS. HARD DISK DRIVES,AMIGA BOOKS.FRAME GRABBERS, DIGITISERS. SCANNERS, WORD PROCESSORS, DATABASES. SPREADSHEETS, ACCESSORIES end ot course hundreds S hundreds ot gomes and ell ot well below recommended retell pricesI 36-37 Wharfside Watling Street Fenny Stratford Milton Keynes MK2 2AZ Telephone (0908) 378008 - Fax (0908) 379700
Showroom Hours - Mon to Sat
9. 0Qarrv5.30pm Choices to Keep yoi ' ...at Truly Wizan BIG
SCREEN' BLOCKBUSTERS BROUGHT TO YOUR AMIGA FOR SMALL SCREEN
ACTION!
_ ¦ x? Amiga A500 with Modulator, Mouse, 1 Meg Internal Disk Drive, 512KRAM, All Connecting Leads, Kickstart 1.3, 4096 Colours, r Built-in Speech Synthesis, Multi Tasking, Workbench 1.3 System Disk, & All Manuals.
FIVE GREAT SOFTWARE TITLES 7~ & ‘ Back to the Future II, Beast II, Days of Thunder, Nightbreed, & for arts’ sake Deluxe Paint IWITOM (g[LGm ®P 9®D0 BGHSKS WE SAY CHOICE...and we mean it.
NOW READ THIS!!!
SORCERORS PACK 4... Not only have you got the choice of THREE great Amiga packs hut you can also order EXTRAS AT SUPER LOW PRICES, create YOUR PACK...Just right for Christmas!
THE 90 * AMIGA 'CLASS OF THE 90'* a AS 00 Computet.
A SOI 0.5Mb Upgr ode.
Midi Interfate.
BBC Imvlotor, Deluxe Paint II. Amiga logo.
Super bate Per tonal.
Maxiplan. PubUthert Choire.
Dr T't Midi Retarding Studio 10 Blank Ditkt. Moute Mat, Ditkelte Wallet £529 Add a Sontrert Port Tool NEW GOOOQG.
••••••• SORCIRORS PACK 2...[xlra Games Spetial!
DATASTORM, DUNGEON QUEST, E MOTION, GRAND MONSTER SUM, KID GIOVES, POWER PLAY, RVF HONDA, SHUFFIEPUCK CAFE, MICROPROSE SOCCER, TOWER OF MIEt WITH EITHER BATMAN OR fLIGHT Of FANTASY YOU GST THE rtJfflWING STANDARD EQUIPMENT.- AMIGA A500 with Modvlolor, Mouse, 1 Meg loletool Disk Drive, SI7KRAM, All Connecting leods, Kkkslort 1.3, 4096 Colours, Buill-io Speech Synthesis, Multi (risking Workbench 1.3 Syslem Disk. & Operation Monuols.
3 000©© O SORCIRORS PACK 3...Top Title Spe hU Pur chose ooy ul the LATEST GAMES TITUS Ira. Mr "SORCERORS SEVEN" sottwe»u and pay EVEN USS Him I he advtrtisad prices...loy os ueooy as jm kg FOUR GrtAI SOFTWARE IIUES pU+ci‘ c ¦ u Bolman, New Zealand Story , .
FOUR GRE I Escape from the Ploeet of the Robot Monsters, Rainbow liiond. F29 Retokiator, Dekiie Point II is'i-Z.dS' ' £365 Q _FI 8 Interceptor, Delu«e Point If'' ALL MERLINS PRICES INCLUDE V.A.T. AND POSTAGE (UK Mainland) Whilst every etlort is made to ensure thal the information shown in our advertisement is correct you snouia ALWAYS confirm any Oilers, Prices. Availability etc prior to place your order We endeavour to supply everything as shown anO we will ONLY change anything should it oe -o’ e -con us Dy manufacturers or our suppliers Because our advertising is booked so tar m advance.
Merlin therefore reserve the nght to alter equipment spec'car ; » :n* any proOucVolter or update prices (and that can be either up OR down|, without prior notice, PLEASE CHECK DETAILS PriOR TO ORDERING Merlin guarantee NEVER to supply anything dial has been subject to change without you ne custcrr oemg informed ot and agreeing to that change ORDERING: Just phone our 34 hour order line oslng yoor Access,Visa card, OR.
Send a cheque postal order with your requrremenl details. (Cheques need clearance unless issued by Bank Building Society lor you) DELIVERY: Goods will he despatched by posl FREE OF CHARGE lo UK Mainland adresses unless you request courier service (up lo 25Kg) as lollows: NEXT WORKING DAY . Add E6I0 order. TWO WORKING OAYS add CS or lor SPECIAL SATUROAY DELIVERY add |ust£12 I Merrill mill U WAYS Je scare I) goods My or onrer unless olhtimut Oacmmd WARRANTY Gooos War FROM 4th
* faulty within 30 days will be eichanged for NEW After 30 dayt
• otffes from purchase (6 months tor software) faults will be
recti maoutacturers’ repair agent and returned lo you by
courier s m will ONLY be eichanged for the SAME TITLE; no
return due lo piracy of software by a minority who spoil things
lor everyi COLLECTION HariM Express are predominantly a mail
order company but we welcome custoi te m trade collection
counter who wish to pick up goods from us Why eot pay i m* we
will always Be pleased lo help you with your enquiries a ALL
out currently aOvemseo driers superseae any prevousN aOvtnsea
o«*risi ana goods are NOT supplied on a trial Dasis E & 0 E f
Spellbound Prices! * t FIVE OF THE LATEST SOFTWARE RELEASES
BROUGHT TO YOU BY MERLIN EXPRESS AT A PRICE TO BEWITCH... DICK
TRACY TEENAGE MUTANT HERO TURTLES FI9 STEALTH FIGHTER £23”
lapmn: £19” top £74.99) £19” iBolUtfl £19” f"er7 wj far delays
itll PIP BETRAYAL GREMLINS II INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CHALLENGE .
'-'e the above titles aie advertised now based on the release
dates issued by software distributors. Each tide should be
available on or before the sole dale of this moaazme We do not
however me dales by software houses or their distributors We
strongly tetommend you rheth availability before glaring your
order faulty software will ONI 1 be rephxed with same tide and
NO REFUNDS given Ernes MONITORS ¦ STAR PRINTERS COMMODORE 1084S
* Stereo High Res. Colour PHILIPS CM8833 f Medium Res. Colour ’em
speakers, Green screen SAMPcfi with lliling stand.
PM 111 PS AV7300 TV TUNER £39.95 TV programmes on your Commodore or Philips s ot the flick of o switch with this elegant unit.
£74.74, Pay jusf £34.95 if bought with a Monitor) £259 £249 CHICK LATIST PRKIS AND AVAILABILITY ON ALL MONITORS 9 Pin Dot Motrix, 120 25cps MONO £159 As LC10 Mono, 25% Faster 150 30cps £185 9 Pin Dot Matrix, 120 25cps COLOUR £205 24 Pin Dot Motrix, 180 60cps MONO £239 STAR LC 10 Mono STAR LC lOMkll STAR LC 10 Colour STAR LC 24 10 Mono STAR LC200 Colour STAR LC24 200 Mono STAR LC24 200 Colour Why buy unbranded, when you can get our Commodore Disks ot such low prices?
BOX OF TEN COMMODORE
3. 5" DISKS °*“ £9.45i„, ptp FIFTY (50) COMMODORE
3. 5" DISKS
44. 95 Me Met HUNDRED(100) COMMODORE
3. 5" DISKS WITH A FREE LOCKABLE DISK STORAGE BOX A* 84.95 inc.
pAp 180 45cps , 200 67cp cpsMONO £255 24 Pin Dot Matrix 24 Pin
Dot Matrix, 200 67cps COLOUR £289 FABULOUS NFW RANGE FOR THF
90 s FROM STAR, RING FOR Full IMPROVEMENT OFIAIISI CITIZEN
PRINTERS 12 Months or til* Maintenance with (M8833 r n r r
Monitor s ond AV7300 Tuners r K11 THE FULL RANGE OF CITIZEN
PRINTERS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO US AT GREAT PRICES AND WITH
SPECIAL PACKS BY THE TIME THIS ADVERT APPEARS...Phone now, we
may be able to offer you something we think you'll consider...
REALLY SPECIAL......PHONE NOW!
P«IUPS Tilt Swivel Stand £14.95
• I tre just £10.95 when ordered with a CM8833 Monitor LIN SUPER
MONITOR PACK PHILIPS CM8833 MONITOR (rrp £310.49) PHILIPS
AV7300 TV TUNER (rrp £74.74) PHILIPS TILT SWIVEL STAND (rrp £14
95) QUALITY CM8833 DUST COVER AMIGA DISK DRIVES £289 CUMANA
DRIVES... COMMODORE AS90 20 Mb.
CB 354 1 Meg 3.5-Single Inlemol £69 HARD DISK DRIVE ____ CAX 354 Imeg 3.5-Single Clernol £85 MW' LOW TRICE flf £279 CAX IOOO Imeg. S.2S* Single External £1 29 COMING SOON ...Official CBM Imb ond 2Mb IA590 s PHONE FOR DETAILS NOW!
FREE HOLIDAY OFFER ...only whilst slocks last, we ot Merlin will give you u FREE HOLIDAY VOUCHER BROCHURE with every Amiga putrhosedl Ask us for full detoils.
FREE NEW NEW NEW NEW PHILIPS CM8833 M*rW* r COLOUR STEREO MONITOR WITH GREEN SCREEN SWITCH AMIGA ACCESSORIES
* : the popular (
• ry I on is sleeker (M8833 the new i looking than the % and with
Merlin you H gel the np.w Ar**t pock Thts designer version aw
*r»ed and includes o kil lo apply i to motch FREE!
A501 0.5Mb RAM PACK £98.95 WTS 0.5Mb RAMPACK Compatible with the latest A500's, 1 No Clock £31.95 Enable Disable J With Clock £39.95 KONIX SPEEDKING J S £10.95 QUICKSHOT TURBO II J S£10.95 DISK STORAGE BOXES 40 Capacity £6.95 80 Capacity £8.95 MOUSE MATS £4.95 DUST COVERS... Amiga. Slar Printers, Philips Monitors £5.95 £249
A. S0 AVAILABLE AS STANDARD CM8833 II £249 Please note at Merlin
we stock ONLY... J MERLINS BULK BUY DISCOUNT!
Soma doctors aren't so ethkal and Rontcmbof if you art buying more than one because they slock Grey Imports' Hem we con usually make you an offer of on . Ou im Y find then ptoducls slightly extra discount. Eg if you wonl lo buy both a cheaper than ours However, buyers computer AND o printer il will cosl you less BfWAlf If t* » juoduft you buy isn't lhan fhe two seporalely advertised prkes! UK sourcid 4 may nol rarry an ' I L I M I T E 0 EXPRESS DEPT. AMF M8. UNIT C7, THE ROPEWALK MOUSTTWL CENTRE STATION ROAD, ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE DE7 5HX TELEPHONE 0602 441442 FAX 0S32 440141 A G I C The
24-bit technology that will bring us 16 million colours consists, like most other computer advances, of two separate elements: hardware and software. The software to generate True Colour images is around already and 24-bit paint programs are certainly under development. All that is missing is the display hardware that will allow us to put these colours onto the screen.
“Commodore does not have to produce a 24-bit card - clearly there are many viable alternatives. Third party companies will jump to fill the niche." Says Perry Kivolovitz of ASDG.
Already several manufacturers are turning these words into a reality.
Hue The Harlequin frame buffer will bring True , I Colour to the Amiga IS llGlG. - and it's out soon.
Leading the way is the Amiga Centre Scotland. The Harlequin frame buffer card was shown in a protoype form with the full support of the Commodore stand at the 1989 Computer Graphics Exhibition (see Amiga Format 7). After a year’s further development, the board is now nearing completion and its launch to an expectant public will follow at this year's C-GFX.
The images that appear on this page are the most recent to be generated using the Harlequin card. The only problem with looking at them in a magazine like this is that neither the printing processes used by the mag, nor any of the methods used to transfer an image to a form in which we can use it, do the images justice.
The Harlequin display board will cost less than £2000, which is comparatively inexpensive, and is expected to be widely available before the end of the year, which should make it the first card to bring 24-bit True Colour quality to the Amiga.
In actual fact the Harlequin is a 32-bit card, but this does not mean that it uses any extra for the actual image memory. Twenty-four bits is all that will ever be needed for a true-to- life computer display, for reasons outlined in the main feature on these pages. The extra eight bits is used as what is known as an ‘alpha channel’ to provide other information for special effects on the display, such as masking.
Harlequin will be available in PAL and NTSC versions, provides full broadcast-quality RGB output and, by making full use of interlace, will be compatible with genlocking, so it could soon become a serious power tool in video work.
One of the small problems of 24- bit video is that image files tend to be around one megabyte uncompressed, so you are warned by the ACS that a hard disk would be a sensible part of your True Colour system. Other highly recommended additions include extra memory and a 68030 board with 32- bit memory. Clearly, True Colour is not going to be cheap: but it will push the Amiga up there with the best in the professional graphics market.
Once upon a time, the Amiga's HAM mode with its palette of 4096 colours was the ultimate in colour. Certainly. 4096 colours is not to be sniffed at: but think what you could do with 16 million.
The revolution in colour image systems goes by the name of 24-bit or 'True Colour' display. The way it works is very simple indeed. The colour of each pixel on a screen is defined by a number. This being a computer, the number is naturally in binary. If the number were just a single bit - just one digit in binary - the number could be 1 or 0, on or off, hence just one of two colours.
Black or white, say. Add another bit and you have four different choices to represent four colours: add another bit. You can have eight. Then 16, then 32, then 64, then
128. Then 256... and so it goes on.
By the time you reach 24 bits you can have 16,777,216 different possible numbers and hence that many colours to choose from. The sheer size of this figure may seem impressive and the potential rapidly begins to seem enormous, but it does kind of beg two questions. Firstly, why do we need it when we have HAM? Secondly, why 24 bits for 16 million colours, not more or less? And finally, how could you possibly use such a large palette?
A Little History To answer these questions, it’s worth bearing in mind that the Amiga does not live in a vacuum and that 24-bit video is not the sole property of the Amiga. The idea of 24-bits-per-pixel colour has been around for a long time: and not just as an idea, either.
The Macintosh and the PC may have started off as weak competitors to the Amiga in the colour field seven years ago, but the professional niches reached by these machines since have persuaded developers to produce 24-bit graphics cards for these machines. The Amiga is now, in fact, in danger of being left behind.
Perry Kivolovitz of ASDG (who are major players in the Amiga graphics world) believes that the competition can be seen off by the Amiga's superior capacities. “For example," he says, “if I were to compare two identical machines - identical in respect to speeds, memory configuration, everything - with exactly the same code, exactly the same assembly language instructions - the Amiga is going to give you a better performance every time. Its operating system allows it not to interrupt itself, not to interrupt the CPU".
But nevertheless, without 24-bit video the Amiga will not be seen as a serious machine by the professionals.
Perry again: “The fact is that 4096 colours, when the pixels are extremely large and at a low resolution, doesn't hold a candle to the perceived quality of a high- resolution 256-colour display". Anyone who has used a colour Macintosh will know exactly what he means.
Dead Meat HAM really does not cut it any more. Quite apart from the messy, fringed display, its operation is simply too insanely complex. Perry comments: "If you compare the work involved to display a 24-bit image and the work involved to display a good HAM image, you realise that if you have a 24-bit display board, all you do is show the raw data. And if you have that same 24-bit data - the same high resolution, crisp, beautiful colours, beautiful shades - and want to display it on a HAM display on an The colour revolution is here. True Colour' 24-bit video arrives on the Amiga, bringing a
choice of 16 million colours.
DAMIEN NOONAN checks out the future while BRIAN LARKMAN takes a look at the first image processing system that will handle 24-bit pictures. The Art Department from ASDG.
All the Colours in the Amiga, you have to perform incredible somersaults, incredible gyrations, in order to produce as good a looking image as you can."
HAM still inevitably has its place, especially in animations, where the size of 24-bit files would currently make it impractical for them to be used. But 24- bit is a good deal simpler as well as better - “There's nothing to it!" Says Perry - and is certainly the shape of the future.
Colour by Numbers Sixteen million colours is a palette, not a screen display. A high-resolution monitor only has 64,000 pixels at most, so even if each and every pixel were a different colour. 64,000 is the greatest number of colours you could display at one time.
TV and video certainly don't use as many colours as a 24-bit system can provide What, then, is the need for 16,777,216 colours? Perry Kivotovitz explains. “If you take a camera and aim it at the countryside, to represent that image you don't need a 24-bit display card. You could probably represent every colour there in 18 bits,
200. 000 colours.
"But in order to show, let’s say, the shading on a human face, that's a situation where you have a large number of graduations of colours that are basically the same, of the same family. Close to each other. If you think about it as having a greyscale shape, going from 0% (white) to 100% (black), then in order to represent all of those shades of grey in between you need eight bits. And eight times three gives you the two to the tewnty- fourth, 24-bit."
Not only is 24-bit impressive, not only is it, in Perry’s words, "absolutely necessary', but it is also all you will ever need. It’s the ultimate. It is True Colour. "There are 32-bit display boards, but people are often misled into thinking that's 32 bits of image memory. It’s really 24 bits of image memory with another eight bits used for other things."
Talking ‘Bout My Generation The 24-bit revolution will involve the two separate technologies of image generation in the software and hardware to display those pictures on an Amiga screen. The hardware for the Amiga to actually display 24-bit images is on its way very soon, but because the idea of 24-bit video has been nascent for a while now, some applications to produce the images are already around.
Seemingly, it would be impossible to paint from scratch an image containing anywhere near 64,000 colours. For this reason, it's mainly image generation programs such as ray-tracing packages and digitisers which, up to now, have been developed to take advantage of 24-bit (or, m some cases, only 21-bit) colour.
Programs which are capable of producing images using these colour resolutions include Sculpt-Animate 40.
Turbo Si ver and the new Real 3D in the first category and Professional Scanlab ; another ASDG product) and DigiVie* m the latter.
So you can generate 24-bit images ano you can display them.
The only problem now is that you can't do anything with them. Until the Amiga is blessed with a range of 24- bit paint programs it will still remain something of an onlooker in the True Colour revolution. Just wait for Deluxe Paint 24, Photon Paint 24 and DigiPamt 24. They are on the way... it's merely a question of time.
The Art Department Unbl 24-bit painting arrives, you can at least make use of those 24-bit generated images with this Image processing package. The Art Department is the first of what will almost certainly be a flood of True Colour products. It provides a very powerful range of tools, yet they are available from a very simple interface.
The program is described by Perry Kivolovitz of ASDG as “our attempt at defining a new state-of-the- art and entry-level colour image processing system." This preview can only give you a flavour of what the package can do, but over the next few months it will be tested extensively so watch this space for a 10,000-mile report.
LOAD FORMAT allows the incoming data to be converted to the standard 24-bit RGB format used internally by the program. All IFF colour pictures (regardless of the number of colours) are automatically converted to 24-bit data; grey-scale pictures to 8-bit.
Other formats such as Sculpt, Turbo Silver, TIFF, GIF and even some IBM and Mac, can be converted using modular Loader programs that can be bought separately. (Sculpt and Turbo Silver RGB Loaders will be provided with the official European version of the Art Dept.) COMMANDS provides the normal Project menu items - Load, Save, About etc - plus Separate, the colour separation requestor. Using The Art Dept, ANY picture can be colour separated for use in DTP programs or for full colour reproduction.
The SCREEN CONTROLS select all of the standard Amiga screen modes including overscan plus the more exotic A-HAM, Dynamic HAM, A-RES 0&1, and Dynamic Hi-Res: 208 combinations in all! Also selectable here are the standard colour sets - 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 4096, COLOUR CONTROLS allow more precise tuning of the palette and most other aspects of the image via Balance, Dither and Palette buttons.
For most artists, this will be the heart of the program because these controls handle the real fine tuning of an image. The Balance button calls a requestor that is similar to the Controls panel of DigiView’s companion, Transfer24. Sliders control Brightness, Contrast, Red, Green, Blue and Gamma Adiustment. This last 'bends' the brightness so that only the middle range of tones is brightened, maintaining detail in the light and dark areas. This is a great Less colours means smaller files, so for jobs like animation it's best to cut colours. KARL TOROK tests The Art Department's image
processing powers.
One of the great pleasures of working with the Amiga is being able to go straight to a HAM paint program and create pictures with 4096 beautiful, delicate shades.
HAM also allows realistic shaded objects to be developed in three dimensions - and video digitizers in HAM mode are very effective, bringing almost photographic pictures to the Amiga screen.
But a HAM picture can be more of a hindrance than a help, using up valuable disk space, guzzling chip memory and slowing down animations. If you are involved in animation or 30 modelling, then speed and storage are a key issue. There is a way of getting very impressive results using as little as between four and thirty-two colours... image processing.
Process Colours The Art Department flies ahead of every other image processing program in speed and especially in quality. It has only one real problem: the bare minimum of memory for The Art Department is one megabyte, but to perform up to its fullest potential it requires at least four.
REALLY NEED High Resolution Low Resolution B Colours with Sierra 32 Colours dithering: 59K of memory 29K of momory EHB Low Resolution 16 Colours 23K of memory Unlike most other image processing systems. The Art Department converts every picture that it operates on into a 24-bit RGB file.
You also have the choice of forms of image other than IFF, such as 24-bit files generated by Caligari and Sculpt 3D, via ‘modules' that can be purchased separately if you need them. Sculpt and Turbo Silver loaders are provided Process of Elimination When you have your picture in memory you can do the usual colour adjusting - brightness, contrast and the like - then decide how far you need to reduce the number of colours used in the palette and the resolution of the image.
One thing to keep in mind when image processing is that the program does not always give you the best palette. The results are excellent when there are many different bright colours - but not so good when there is a minimal range of tones. The thing to do then is to force the image.
This is done by manually altering certain colours and then observing the results, continually adjusting until the required effect is achieved. If, for example, you suppose that you wish only to render an image into 16 colours from an original palette of 32.
You should load in a palette of eight colours from another image, keeping eight colours free to adjust to taste.
Wm It is still possible to improve and add interesting effects to your image once you have your palette. There are various dithering effects which can be used with the different types of resolution. The dithering is not too apparent with HAM but very effective with 64 colours downwards - becoming more useful, the less number of colours used.
What happens is that the flat areas of colour are broken up by the various dithering effects available (that is, iSfferent types of dot structures). You just simply have to keep trying eMch effect to the most suitable for the image.
Altered Images There are other options, like an outline mode which can be very effective when used in conjunction with the 'brightness' control.
A colour separation control will also allow you (through a circuitous route) to load in your picture as 24-bit to a PostScript file saved in ProPage.
The Art Department also has one of the best scaling routines I have seen. It gives superb enlargements and you can go very large and still obtain excellent reductions. This happens because the program doesn't just replace pixel for pixel: it dithers the shades between the colours.
The control panel is very intuitive in use and you can scale the width and height separately and, if necessary, by percentage, while the program shows you the pixel size of the image. The finished result is brilliant.
, w - ’ Low Resolution 8 Colours 16K of momory v* 7 Black, White and Qray Some useful techniques that can be used in The Art Department it is possible, for instance, to turn a low-colour image into a higher resolution grey-scale.
You take an Amiga OFF) four or eight-colour image and reduce the width and height by SOX. Turn it into a grey-scale image and the resulting image wW have more than 16 shades af grey - giving the impression that die image to improvement on the standard brightening method. There are no controls for Saturation or Sharpness.
The Dither button selects between no less than six dithering types.
Selecting the right dither contributes greatly to getting the best conversion from HAM to the lower palette sizes.
As Torok shows in his piece, The Art Dept can convert from 4000 to 16 or 8 colours with remarkable fidelity.
This is achieved by optically mixing many of the colours, dithering the pixels, and different pictures require different dithers for the best results.
I. oact rornat rrr Color Controls Balanc intr Ditlior: Off Pal
I'tte Inaflr Controls
1. 1 no At t r 1 ip H V Color To Cray RIP Scalp Ina»p Si to u : h
ii : n At first sight the Palette controls seem quite ordinary
but by including one simple idea - Offset Colour Zero (OCZ) -
they become uniquely flexible. The value defined for OCZ is
interpreted differently by the system at different times. It
can define the position at which a newly-loaded palette will
start storing its values.
This allows chunks of 4, 8, or 16 colours to be added to a 32-colour palette at any position: extremely BELOW: The Art Dap It interface. Embossed 3D 'switchboard' Workbenches have come very much Info vogue recently and The Art Dept is no axcaptlon providing an attractive range of subdued blue buttons to press. The screen is divided into five main areas: Load Format, Commands, Colour Controls, Image Controls and Screen Controls. Most of the buttons In each area bring up Requestor windows that are themselves control panels.
Overall quite an elegant way to control the system but hardly standard Amiga - yet another interface!
Valuable to animators and painters alike. When rendering an image with the palette unlocked the value defines where new colours will be added to the palette. Thus the 8 colours used for an animated object can be included into the overall palette of a 32-colour background. Similarly the transparent colour used for genlock- ing can be excluded from the render, preventing ‘holes' in a genlocked image. Many other uses could be found for this tool.
The IMAGE CONTROLS are the other area of great interest to artists.
These allow the image to be flipped, horizontally or vertically, scaled up or down, converted to line art with a sophisticated edge-detection system, and from colour to greyscale.
Conuanilr.
About Save Port I.oail Display Spparalp Exi t Scrppn Controls Low Rrs isolated Pixels can also be Removed with RIP. These tools are all extremely useful, especially the scaling which allows images to be reduced more accurately than any other system and enlarged to the capacity of RAM.
Nevertheless, most 24-bit artists will soon be frustrated with the lack of tools to cut and paste, rotate by angle, and apply global special effects like ripple, blur, sharpen, patterned pixelisation etc. A future version would be enhanced if provision were made to apply such effects, perhaps as user-defined modules.
As a first step The Art Department is a uniquely flexible and useful piece of software. It is equally valuable to 'normal’ Amiga users working in the standard resolutions and palettes, and to 24-bit ‘power users’. Yet for this latter group it is only a first step.
Looking at the range of True Colour’ software becoming available for the Mac II, 24-bit Amiga users are soon going to want much more in the way of image processing. When 24-bit cards become widely available, it will not be enough to display, resize and flip pictures, or even to apply special global effects. We will want to paint on them. Which will mean DigiPamt 24, PhotonPaint 24 and Dpaint XXIV... The Art Department (ASDG) C69.95 Silica Systems 081 309 1111 Real People The latest Real Things picks a tricky subject that needs skill to succeed.
BRIAN LARKIMAN looks at us all.
Anyone who has used the two previous offerings in the Real Things series should be getting quite excited about now as the third animation kit nears completion - this time the subject is us. As usual the RGB team looks set to push back the boundaries of what is possible on the Amiga, bringing accurate, • realistically-animated figures to the screen for anyone to use, whatever their skill level.
The starting point '¦ V for Real Things Humans A (RGB Studios 0825 81
2666) , as with all of the previous Real Things, is a set of line
drawings, this time of men and women engaged in various
activities such as walking and running, developed from
the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge.
As usual, though, they are not just simple outlines.
Because they are drawn by skilled and experienced artists, the lines themselves have an expresive, fluid quality that seems to model the in three dimensions, ¦ue of the static line drawings even without any sort of graduated fill, but it becomes especially apparent when the figures are set in motion: flexing muscles, swivelling joints and shifting flesh are all conveyed with a few smooth, swift lines.
The accuracy of the line drawings is confirmed when the lines are ’fleshed up’ with a special variation of graduated fill developed by Robin Bilson. Each line becomes a focus of the graduated modelling, and the body contours are remarkably well reproduced, especially when they are animated.
The preview version of the software only included a few figures and these were mostly nude. The full version of Real Things Humans should include a set of props and clothes for each figure as well as the usual backgrounds. See this month’s Coverdisk!
These will inevitably be a shade reminiscent of the cut-out dolls’ wardrobes that used to figure on the back cover of my sister’s Bunty comics, but much more fun - not that I admit to ever playing with the Bunty version, he lied - and also far more versatile. Once again Real Things brings out the child in us while at the same time encouraging a worthwhile learning experience. ¦ You are on a quest to ridlthe jdom of an evil Demon and his ions, rescue the princess and restore our to your t4pg. Your quest will youth rough na Vet, swamps, temples resiles twfon reaching your ultimate Wrath of the
DetMDn combines spectacular graphics, animation, sound aad playability, featuring: Over 600 Screens of Action Over 1400 Frames of Animation 15 Level Parallax Scrolling for Realistic 3D Effect lb-directional Smooth Scrolling Stale of the Art Animation Breath taking Backgrounds Over 100 Colours on Screen SO Frames sec Over 3 Megabytes of Graphics Large Well-defined Characters Moae than 100 Different Monsters V' 20 Different Movements Stero Hi-Fi Music Large on-screen Maps Save Game Option Arcade Game Quality Superb gameplay and control of characters makes this a stunning graphic adventure
in every sense.
Available for Amiga. Atari ST. IBM PC and C64.
* fcrafh d I hr Demon is .t
• rfRr«* M*ii».«puroird This effect simulates the Deluxe Paint 3
Masterclass In the second tutorial covering Special Effects,
learn how to make a picture unfold with DEAN AGAR.
Unfolding of a piece of paper with a picture on. It is infinitely variable depending on the memory of your machine or your access to a video editing suite. The example shows a cut-down picture unfolding in four sections, which will run happily on a 1 meg machine using the play programme. As memory increases, the possibility ot adding sections and changing the direction of the folding increases also.
Note that square brackets (thus) denote keys on the keyboard.
Oload up your chosen picture. (In this case, a textile pattern.)
©Pick up an area of the picture 200 pixels by 200 pixels. Clear the screen and stamp down your brush in the centre of the screen.
©Press (J) to go to the spare screen and set the number of amm frames to 40. Go to frame 10 and then press (J).
O Using the right-hand mouse button pick up the top left quarter of the picture, which should be 100 pixels by 100 pixels. Be sure to be pixel perfect or you will see black lines on the final animation.
©You will now need to adjust the handle point of the brush you are carrying. To do this use 'brush- handle-place'. Place the cross-hairs in the top centre of the brush.
Onow, without stamping it down, position the brush back into the picture and hold it still.
O Press [J] to move to frame 10.
Stamp down the brush. (See the first image in the series on the right.)
©Select 'effect perspective centre'. Position the cross-hairs in the same place as you positioned your brush handle in step 5.
©Bring up the 'move' requester.
Set the count to 10, set X’s :'g e to 90. In the direction box teect ‘he right hand 'move' icon and ?" Hand 'record' icon. De-select a-. :-*• boxes.
Oiee:: preview'. If you see a a •- ‘‘amed square swing out as r hinged at its top, select a a A-e- me requester re-appears.
Tf r ¦ ¦:! -appen, check for mistakes r ear er steps.
OAN?" Re computer has drawn these “a~es re requester will re-appear Select exit' ©Go to bar-* 21 men press [J] to return to ,our original picture.
©You now need :: ck up the bottom left-nano quarter.
Remember to be p«fr perect and to use the right-hand moose button, so that it actually removes it on dck-uP The original image is shown in the 'Graphics' flash above left. To make it appear to unfold, it must first be cut down to a proper square. Then the four separate quarters must be animated, as shown in the series of pictures below. The final effect should be ol a square piece ot paper being unfolded, as seen in the picture «o the right.
• * ©Position the handle point in the same way as Step 5.
Position the brush back into the picture and, while keeping the
mouse still flick back to frame 20 using (J).
. Stamp the brush down.
© ©Select 'effect-perspective-cen- tre' again and position on the top centre point of the picture.
©Bring up the 'move' requestor: for this movement the settings remain the same as before, so you can preview and draw without alterations. (See the second image, left.)
©Go to frame 30 and return to the original picture. Pick up the bottom half of the remaining picture, which is the bottom right-hand corner of the original picture.
©Reposition the handle again but this time position it down the centre of the left side.
6K Reposition the brush within the ? Remaining picture and press [J] to return to frame 30.
©Stamp the brush down. Set the 'perspective centre' on the centre of the left-hand side of the image.
©Bring up the move requester, set X's angle to 0 and Y’s angle to -90. Select preview. If you have a square swinging out from its left-hand side then select draw. If not, again search for your mistake. (See the third image in the series on the left.)
K Exit the 'move requester' and go to frame 40 and then press [J] © to return to the scratch screen. There should be just one quarter left, so pick it up from corner to corner, this time with the left-hand mouse button so as to make a copy. Set the handle to the centre of its bottom edge, to line up the brush move it over the original picture until it is flush.
©Press [J] to return to frame 40.
Stamp down the brush, set the perspective centre to the centre of the bottom edge of the brush.
©Bring up the ‘move’ requester; change X's angle to 90 and Y’s angle to 0; preview; draw; then exit the requester. (The last image, left.)
©If you set the amm rate to 15 and press 6 on the keyboard you will see you have four quarters folding out and disappearing. To complete the animation we need to fill in these gaps.
©Go to frame 10. Pick up the image as a copy, line up the brush with the image on screen, and without moving the mouse stamp the brush down on frames 11-19.
©Now pick up frame 20 and, usmg the same method, stamp the brush down on frames 21-29; repeat with frame 30, stamping down on frames 31-40. (The idea should be clear from the main picture, above.)
©Press number key [6] on the keyboard to view the finished animation - you will now see the full effect, literally unfolding before your eyes, in all its glory! ¦ CYBERZINE AMIGA ST 16 BIT AMIGA ST 16 BIT AMIGA S £6.00
249. 99 .49.99
354. 99 79 99 ..99.99
49. 99 44 88 .19.99 32 99 .32.99
10. 99
7. 49
8. 49
13. 99 I SPECIAL RESERVE CLUB BENEFITS INCLUDE:
• NRG (Energy magazine) News, Reviews and Graphics. Screen shots,
pack shots, charts, latest Giga-Savers. 40 colour reviews in
every issue. Night City Cybertoon and the kill-or-die
adventures of the Cyberpunk NRG street gang It's
Cyber-tantastic!
NRG - bi-monthly to all Special Reserve members.
• Release Schedules, sent bi-monthly with updated catalogue
information
• Sales hotline, to 8pm weekdays, 5-30pm Saturdays and 5pm
Sundays. 0279 600204
• Feet despatch of stock items individually wrapped by first
class post.
• Written confirmations (receipts) sent when we receive each
order.
• Catalogue, Membership Card & Folder lor NRG
• Refunds or change of order on request if delayed
• No Obligation to buy. We do not require a signed contract, nor
is there any age requirement. With Special Reserve there are no
hidden costs.
PHILIPS 8833 COLOUR STEREO MONITOR . PHILIPS TELEVISION TUNER FOR 8833 MONITOR .. (CONVERTS THE MONITOR INTO A TELEVISION) AMIGA A590 20 MEG HARD DRIVE ...... CUMANA EXTERNAL 3.5" 880K DISK DRIVE AMIGA A501 RAM UPGRADE TO 1 MEG (GENUINE COMMODORE ITEM WITH CLOCK) ..... ZYDEC RAM UPGRADE TO 1 MEG WITH CLOCK ..... ZYDEC RAM UPGRADE TO 1 MEG ..... MONITOR STAND, WIRE FRAME. ACCESS TO DRIVE...... NAKSHA MOUSE. BRACKET AND MAT (AMIGA OR ST) MIDI MASTER AMIGA MIDI INTERFACE
...... COVER FOR AMIGA ... COVER FOR MONITOR .... KINO WORDS 2 (WORD PROCESSOR) PLASIC STORAGE BOX. HOLDS TEN 3.5 DISKS .1.30
3. 5" SONY HIGH DENSITY DISK (1 4 MB)
..1.39 10 PACK TDK 48 TP1 525 OS 00
DISKS (360K) 6.49 10 PACK TDK HD 5.25 DISKS
(1 4 MB) .9.99 10 PACK TDK 96 TP1 5
25 OS DO DISKS (720K) 8.99 3 MAXELL CF2 DISK
. LABEL FOR PCW ....1.99
3. 5" DISK HEAD CLEANER 2.99 DISK BOX 3.5" (100 CAP) DIVIDERS
LOCKABLE DISK BOX 3.5" (40 CAP) DIVIDERS. LOCKABLE DISK BOX
3.5" (80 CAP) DIVIDERS. LOCKABLE DISK BOX, STACKABLE, 3.5 (90
CAP) DRAWER SONY
3. 5” DS DD DISK + LABEL GG413 65p each ANNUAL UK MEMBERSHIP EEC
£8.00 WORLD E10.00 Observe Disks 'n bits
31. 99 Commodore Amiga Special In stock at time of publication
Amiga 500Screen Gems Pack I COMPUTER WITH MOUSE. TV
MODULATOR. BACK TO I THE FUTURE 2. OAYS OF THUNDER. BEAST 2.
DELUXE ¦ PAINT 2 4 NIGHTBREED Amiga Peripherals DELUXE MU5IC
CONSTR SET 45 99 DELUXE PAINT DELUXE PAINT 3 49 99 DELUXE
VIDEO 3 62 99 DICK TRACY 15 99 DLSNEY ANIMATION STUDIO 5999
DRAGON BREED 16 49 DRAGON WARS 16 49 DRAGON S LAIR DRAGONS
LAIR-1 MEGi 28 99 DRAGON S LAIR 2 27 99 DRAGON FLIGHT i849
DRAGONS BREATH 8 99 DRAGONS TRIKE (SSL 19 99 DRAKKHEN 1199
OUNGEON MASTER DUNGEON MASTER 1 MEG; 10 99 DUNGEON MASTER
EDITOR 8 99 DYNASTY WARS 7 49 EMOTION 6 99 E SWAT 16 49
ELIMINATOR ELITE 9 99 ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK 1999
ENCHANTER'INFOCOM; 18 99 EPIC 1699 ESCAPE FROM SINGE S CASTLE
28 99 ESCAPE FT POT ROBOT MONSTERS 13 49 EUROPEAN SUPER
LEAGUE 15 99 EXTASE 13 99 EYE OF HORUS 5 49 Fi6 FALCON 12 99
Fi6 FALCON MISSION DISK 1 13 49 F16 FALCON MISSION DISK 2 12
99 F19 STEALTH F«jMT£R 1999 F29 RET ALIA TOR 16 49 FAST BREAK
(VOLLEYBALL! 6 49 FEDERATION OF FREE TRA06RS FERRARI FORMULA
I 8 99 FINAL BATTLE IPSS) 16 49 FIRE AND FORGET 2 16.49. USH1
(MSCROLLS) 6 99 FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER 18 99 FI IGHT
SIMULATOR ? 27 99 FLIMBOS QUEST 16 49 FLIP IT & MAGNOSE 16 49
FlOOO 16 49 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2 - EXPANSION ’ 3 ' 9 FUN SCHOOL
2 (2 61 8 49 FUN SCHOOL 2 16 8 o» B* 1 49 BUDOKAN
CADAVER CAPTIVE CARRIER COMMAND CARTHAGE CHAMPION OF THE Raj
CHAMPIONS OF KRVNN 1 MEG; CHAMPIONS OF KRYNN SS CHAOS
STRIKES BACK CHAOS STRIKES BACK d MEGi CHAOS STRIKES BACK
EDITOR CHASE H O CHASE H O 2 CHESS CHAMPION 2175 CHESSMASTER
2000 CHESSMASTER 2100 CHRONOOUEST?
CHUCK YEAGER S AF1 2 0 CLOUD KINGDOMS COOENAME ICEMAN (1 MEGi iSIERRAi COLONEL S BEOUEST U MEG .SiERRA. COLORADO CONFLICT EUROPE CONQUEROR CONQUESTS OF CAME LOT 1 MEG; CORPORATION CORRUPTION IM SCROLLS!
CRACK DOWN CRIMEWAVE CURSE OF THE AZURE BOND (SSI) CUTTHROATS (INFOCOMi DATA DISK AT A DISK EATH TRAP MU AN ISHIDO IT CAME: FROM THE DESERT
• T CAME FROM THE DESERT (1 MEG i C F T OESERT DATA OlSK 11 MEG)
IVAN STEWARTS OFF ROAD RACER J NICKLAUSGOEF J NICKLAUS VOL 1
COURSES J NICKLAUS VOL 7 (NT COURSES JAME S POND JEWELS OF
DARKNESS ILEVEL 9) JINX TER (M SCROLLS) JUDGE DREDD K SPRE AD 2
0 (SPHE ADSME11) K SPREAD 4 0(SPREADSHEET) KICK OFF KICK OFF ?
KICK OFF EXPANSION DISK KID GLOVES KILLING GAME SHOW KIND WORDS 2 0 (W PROCESSOR) KINGS QUEST 1 2 8 3(SlERRA) KINGS QUEST 4 |i MEC.) (SIERRA) KLAX KNIGHT ORC HEVEl 9| KRISTAL KulT LANCELOT (LEVEL 9i LEATHER GODDESSES (BUDGET) LEATHER GODDESSES flNf OCOMi LEGEND OF FAERGHll LEGEND OF THE SWORD LEISURE SUIT LARRY 1 (SIERRAi LEISURE SUIT LARRY 2 (SIERRAi LEISURE SUIT LARRy (SIERRAi LIGHT CORRIDOR LOMBARD RAC RALLY LOOM LORDS Of THE RISING SUN LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO CHALLENGE I URKING HORROR (INFOCOM.
MUDS (MEAN UGLY DiRTY SPORT i Ml TANK PLATOON MAGIC FLY MANMUN1E R SAN F RANClSCO i S RRA future wars i GAUNTLET 2 GFA BASIC VJO COMPILER 2 GFA BAS»C V3 0 INTERPRETER 3 GHOULS N GHOSTS go player professional i GolDOF Th£ AZTECS i GOLD RUSH' (S«RRAi GOLDEN AXE 1 GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT GRAVITY GREG NORMANS GOLF « GUILD OF THIEVES ;M SCROLLS) HARD DRIVIN HARD DRIVIN 2 .. 1 HARPOON MM STREET BLUES - i MIT DISKS VOLUME ? MAJOR MOTON LEATHERNECKS TIME BANDIT TANGlEWOOC HITCH HIKERS GUIDE (BUOGE T) MOLLYWOOO COLLECTION (RO0OCOP GHOSTBuSTERS 2 INDIANA JONES BATMAN THE MOVIE I MOLLYWOOO HulNX dNFOCOMi
HOME ACCOUNTS .0*GlTA HOME OFFICE KIT (KIND WORDS 2 0 MAXI PLAN PJFOFA.E PACESETTER ARTISTS CHOICE CalEFONTSi HORROR ZOMBIES MOUND Of SHADOW HUNT FOR REO OCTOBER HYBfliS IMMORTAL (I MEGi iMPERHJM INOIANAPOI IS 500 INFESTATION INFIDEL (INFOCOMt INTERNATIONAL 3D TENNIS PRICE SALE ur warehouse ADVENTURE MADNESS OR JOIN EUROPES BIGGEST ADVENTURE CLUB FOR ADVENTURES AND ROLE PLAYING AND MORE All the benefits of Special Reserve plus:
• Confidential.
Our 32 page bi-monthly magazine is essential reading lor those interested in adventures or role-playing games.
Written by experts. Confidential has covered everything from How to Host a Murder to Which F16 Flight Simulator’ Our agents, led by the Master Spy known as "The Boss Upstairs', seek out the secrets ol RPGs. FRP's. MUG'S, PBM's. Leisure Suit Larry. The Russians, Elvira.... and more Sega Megadrive Nintendo Gameboy UK Version. Free Shockware holster worth £7.99 3 i lie boy + Tetris, two player lead, rr QQ i eo headphones and batteries plus iH) Special Reserve membership or Shockware holster Jameboy Software etc. more soon 1599 SUPER MARIO LAND 15991 15 99 TENNIS .....1599 | 15 99 SHOCKWARE
GAMEBOY
I. . - " KER ......15.99 HOLSTER WITH BELT 7 Atari Lynx :
a: UK Version. In stock at time ol publication.
. , 77X colour handheld system , mains 4 CQ QQ j :owerpack & Calitornia Games ' ' Lynx Software 27 49 GAUNTLET 3 21 99 KLAX 21 99 MS PACMAN 2199 PAPERBOY 21 99 RAMPAGE .
JOECON Sega Master System : 3i UK Version. Free Special Reserve membership.
Sum Master System 3 VASTER SYSTEM,TWO JOYPADS, HANG ON .....79.99 J VASTER PLUS SYSTEM WITH LIGHT Si = GUN. HANG ON t, MARKSMAN GAMES .99.99 JiClAL RESERVE MEMBERSHIP WHEN YOU BUY EITHER
- ; ABOVE SYSTEMS (EXISTING MEMBERS OEDUCT £6.001
• SG JETFIGHTER MASTER SYSTEM JOYSVCK... 13.99 Official UK
Version. Free extra Joypad and membership Megadrive * Altered
Beast * Joypad 4 OQ QQ + extra TURBO Joypad FREE ' Ou.JJ + FREE
Special Reserve membership Megadrive Software_ ALEX KIDD IN THE
REVENGE O ENCHANTED CASTLE 23 99 SPACE HARI ARNOLD PALMER GOLF
27 49 SUPER HAV FORGOTTEN WORLDS 27 49 SUPER lEA GHOULS N
GHOSTS 34 49 SUPER JHUk GOLDEN AXE 27 49 THUNDERFC LAST BATTLE
27 49 TRUXTON MYSTIC DEFENDER 27 49 WORlD CU?
RAMBO 3 23 99 ZOOM POWER BASE CONVERTER iRuns Mas:** Syste TURBO (FAST FIRE) JOYPAD SEGA MEGADRIVE ARCADE POWER STICK _Sega Master Software
- ACTION FIGHTER 199 INDIANA JONES AFTERBURNER 22 99 MONOPOLY
ALEXKiDD 19 99 NINJA ALEX KIDD HIGH TECH WORLD 22 99 OPERATION
WOLF ALEX KIDD SHIN08I WORLD 22 99 OUTRUN ALEXKIDD LOST STARS
AMERICAN BASEBALL AMERICAN PRO FOOTBALL AZTEC ADVENTURE BOMBER
RAID CALIFORNIA GAMES CASINO GAMES CHASE HO CYBORG HUNTER
DOUBLE DRAGON DYNAMITE DUX ENDURO RACER FI6 FIGHTER GAUNTLET
GHOSTBUSTERS GOLDEN AXE GOLFAMANIA GREAT BASKETBALL GREAT GOLF
IMPOSSIBLE MISSION PARLOUR GAMES PRO WRESTLING R TYPE RAMBO 3
RASTAN ... RESCUE MISSION ROCKY SECRET COMMAND SHINOBI
SUPER MONACO G PRIX SUPER TENNIS TEDDY BOY TENNIS ACE TRANS0OT
ULTIMA 4 WONDERBOY WONDERBOY 3 WORLD SOCCER ZILLION 2 SEGA
MASTER CONTROL STICK SEGA MASTER HANDLE CONTROLLER (YOKE) SEGA
MASTER LIGHT PHASER GUN SEGA MASTER LIGHT PHASER GUN WITH TRAP
SHOOTING. MARKSMAN SHOOTING AND SAFARI HUNT SEGA MASTER RAPID
FIRE UNIT ... SEGA MASTER SG COMMANDER CONTROL PAD
• Sim City or Corporation.
Choose one free tor Atari ST. Am ga or IBM Please phone if you have a different machine Of Corporation. ACE said: ORPORATIO!
4 'Probably the most influential game of this genre making this an essential addition to your collection. Zero said: If you liked Dungeon Master you'll lurve this.
Of Sim City. ACE said: "Sim City is a politician's - or a gamesplayer’s - dream... comparisons spring immediately to mind with Populous., but Sim City seems to have much more depth ..." C&VG said: "Sun City is utterly fab"
• HwprUnc - to Iwlp you tolve moat games.
Manned weekdays -roi Spm and on Sundays (not an 0898 number)
• Uytfi - oxetMhm to OfHdol Socrf mombon.
Written oy Magnetic Scrolls, authors o* Wondertarc. Myth .s a mini adventure set m Ancient Greece In it youH meet The Ferryman cheat Death and ‘ace the n.ne-headed Hydra Mytn includes the famous Magnetic Scxofts parser and graphcs and is included In the price of membership.
Amiga Format said: ‘An excellent adventure witty, cunning and just plain good funl If you liked Fish! You'll probably like this, because they’re very similar in style: you may even preter Myth, it's that good!"
Myth Ratings: CU 90%, Amiga Format 87%, TGM 85%, Crash 91% OHIcM Secret* Annual UK Mambarahlp
• i UK MgnibaraNp am aa S&srrri 29.99 With 6 ieeuee of Com
SfcnOfy, Hmp-Une.mt EEC membership £34.99. WORLD Membership
£39.99. SALES LINES 0279 600204 WE ONLY SUPPLY MEMBERS BUT YOU
CAN ORDER AS YOU JOIN THERE IS A SURCHARGE OF SOP PER GAME FOR
TELEPHONED ORDERS (PLEASE PRINT IN BLOCK CAPITALS) Name &
Address Post Code Tel. -- ~ . *5.257*3.57 Computer -sottape
Payable to: J U c Special Reserve or Official Secrets
P. O. Box 847, Harlow, CM21 9PH Existing members please enter
your Membership No ;. Row iJeff to right) saner '23 ’5 ptn
analogue lor IBM PC .12.99 Ad M5 *5 per foystick
lor IBM PC ...18.49 Sue*toard ST AMIGA
ETC) ...18.49 s o. ** tignter 1ST AMIGA ETC)
...14.99 s o. S oercnarger ST AMIGA
ETC) 12.95 mt Row omr.cn Pro Extra autotire
1ST. AMIGA ETC) ......12.49 AXA ¦ IBM Senai Mouse plus
sollware ..32.99 i-'j and Mat For Amiga or ST 32 99 1
M*?*? Aster ST. AMIGA ETC) ..5.99
Amiga ST Joysticks etc. not shown.
COMPETITION PRO 5000 BUCK 10.99 COMPETITION PRO 5000 MEAN GREEN 10 99 COMPETITION PRO 5000 RED WHITE 9 99 COMPETITION PRO 5000 WHITE 10 99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA COMBAT 12 99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA GLO GREEN 12 99 COMPETITION PRO EXTRA GLO RED . 1299 EUROMAX PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION 9000 11 49 KONIX NAVIGATOR JOYSTICK AUTOFIRE 12 99 KONIX SPEEDKING JOYSTICK AUTOFIRE 11 99 QUICKJOY INFRA RED JOYSTICK 33.99 MOUSE MAT |QUALITY SOFT MAT|..... 4 99 POPULOUS.FALCON LEAD (NULL MODEM CABLE) 8 99 FOUR PLAYER AMIGA ATARI ST JOYSTICK ADAPTOR IFOR KICK OFF 2 LEATHERNECKS. GAUNTLET 2 AND TV SPORTS
BASKETBALL FITS PRINTER PORT) 7.99 IBM PC Joysticks etc. not shown.
CHAMP JS 606 IBM XT AT ANALOG AUTO JOYSTICK 15 49 COMPETITION PRO PC STYLE (IBM) ...12 99 DYNAMICS IBM GAMES CARD WITH TWIN JOYSTICK PORT INTERFACE (9 PIN) 19.99 EUROMAX IBM ANALOGUE 3001 JOYSTICK 12.99 KONIX AMSTRAD IBM PC GAMES CARD WITH TWIN PORT INTERFACE . 7.99 KONIX SPEEDKING IBM JOYSTICK 15 99 QUICKSHOT OS 120 DELUXE IBM GAMES CARD 15 99 Special Reserve £6 UK, £8 EEC, £10 World or Official Secrets £29.99 UK. £34.99 EEC. £39.99 World Joysticks, Mice etc. UK Postage included. EEC add 10%. World add 25%.
Corporation I I 0, w„n S.rn City I I AMF0RM6 and Myth I 1 and Myth I 1 PLEASE ENTER MEMBERSHIP FEE Software Prices include UK or EEC Postage World software orders please add C1.00 per item For non-sottware items such as joysticks or bia"* d please add 10% EEC or 25% WorkJ for carnage Overseas orders must be paid by credit ca'O Credit card expiry date
• CHEQUE 'POSTAL ORDER mmm Football And thus I clove my naked
villainy... and seem a saint when I play the devil!" The Book
of Betrayal foretells of a time when four Lords will wrestle
for power against their rightful King and Church. And it is in
the book we find the true story of the West Marches' darkest
hour.
Four equally-matched nobles seek power. They must dominate the courts of both King and Bishop, then depose them. Each noble has to manage estates, gather taxes, build armies, wage wars, spy and thwart the similar of his peers.
Four players each choose station - Knight, Baron,
- which allots them a and a number of must then travel to
collecting harvests court for political aim, playing in over
turns, is to control Twin :o®s and thus take bcw tie West
Marches.
® Vaulting ambitions are still governed by three maior factors.
Firstly, a Lord must have representatives at both courts, which requires the payment of taxes.
Secondly the Lord must have some spare cash and an army for travelling. And finally Owiil ed peasants, who make all the money and supply the soldiers.
In the Villages As Lord and Master over a number of villages you have total command of the peasants’ lives and actions. Villagers serve four vital purposes: growing wheat to eat, making pottery to sell, forming militias for defence and supplementing your personal army.
Villages should be self-financing units, after they've paid taxes, otherwise their up keep comes out of your personal fortune.
The economic balancing act is as tricky to master as it is to understand. Making the most of fluctuating prices and the grouping of villages into units is vital as you try to offset expenditure (on the armies) against production (corn). The proximity to court becomes important as well, because each harvest has to be overseen personally.
At Court In a court comprised of 24 courtiers, a maiority of 13 is needed to overthrow the Monarch or Bishop - and both must be replaced to win. Your numbers can be increased in various ways, of which the most moral means is tax payment. For each Lord one unit of tax must be paid per twelve-moon cycle. If you offer more, and there are vacancies, then the King or Bishop may let you have more places.
There aren't always openings for thrusting young courtiers, so some have to be engineered.
Assassins can be hired and enemies can be accused of treason if you've collected some evidence scrolls, or they can be purely outbid for position. Each action in court, though, requires your GRAPHICS AND SOUND Betrayal is a strategy game, so the graphics are subservient to the intricate gameplay. Yet the graphics maintain a respectable level. The scenes involving your Lord are mainly notational, intended to convey information via symbols, and so lack great realism. The battles are the highlight. With trolls trashing troops and heaps of broken bodies lying around. Initially appearing
patchy, the graphics hang together as a shorthand system that makes the game prettier and more playable. As for sound the only real feature, apart from the Olde England style theme, is the mad horse you ride whinnying at every turn.
LASTING INTEREST Betrayal has great appeal to groups of players. It works as a one man versus the world' game but is far harder to understand and «n Ptaying alongside fellow novices nullifies the learning problems Then, as they learn the parameters players will start exploiting the game s strategic elements and rely less on sheer military power.
Single players must be ready for a long manual session and many inglorious defeats. The economics are sound, but awkward, and four playing heads united in understanding their mechanics are far superior to one. The board-game style makes Betrayal a brilliant three or four way confrontation but frighteningly one-sided against the solo Baron.
JUDGEMENT Betrayal must be played by at least three players to be fully appreciated. Play it alone and you have to beat three experts immediately. The complexity of the game makes it initially tough but after a few abortive wars and stupid errors, it's possible to start some really messy backstabbing political battles The more the game is played the clearer it becomes mat no one route leads to wctory and that the possibilities for betrayal along me way art i Trenton A'eOC presence and takes a whole game rum to execute, whereas with moves outside the court the turn s split into six segments. So
very few power moves can be attempted per twelve-turn year.
On the Road The least predictable element n a world awash with betrayal is travel.
The overall game map is quite unreliable, medieval cartography being mace realistically duff. While travelling, as well as the problem of getting lost, you run the risk of being attacked by bandits or other Lords. On the up side you can also attack them and their villages or stumble on goodies that have been left lying around.
Battles for villages and between warring groups can be fought out as small arcade games.
Two lines of troops wander towards each other, with you controlling one warrior. Below is a battle bar which shows who the combatant is for either side, continues until one team troops, so it pays to occasional soldier from “¦a whenever possible.
You're captured and d to ransom or even vent fchich can both hampCT your game- s you have to elements into an he choice has to » using all six turn around the West aging your serfs, or | and trying a power play. Both must be done at least once every twelve turns, but which will pay the biggest dividends? Can your fellow players be trusted to keep their word or will they attack?
Have you enough courtiers or is it open season for assassins? All these questions have no definite answer in a world full of Betrayal!
.gm s Marcn n going to c Ill 7 ue Pa peasant Waxes pen ane 3 each K 1L Waxes on enn GRAPHICS 5 SOUND 2 INTELLECT 10 ADDICTION 5 OVERALL 84% In tK* tax. Or raise it. Tha choice is yours every time a village is harvested. You control who grows what, who fights and how much tax they pay to either the King or the Bishop. This naturally affects the Lord s popiiSsrrty with his subjects, but if they get stroppy then just hike up the tyranny rating.
2- =ORfvVT 47 DECEMBER I 990 ot all this black magic Is mumbo 'gjy umbo - just ask Boots Barker.
After a marital dispute left him branded deep in the deepest :eeps of the Congo, he awoke to 4nd he'd been cursed. An evil a tch doctor had snuck up on the :-_ir poor hero and attached a ~agic mask unmovably to his
- ead. Boots was now the proud ; wner of a real Voodoo Nightmare.
There is one chance - a long :-- ot but it might just work - for : cots to remove his headgear and ce: back to civilisation. You must jjde him through eight tasks
* 'ch, when complete, allow a V s showdown with the Doc who »
then remove the mask. Can ¦:. Nelp Boots discover the secret
• e black magic hat box?
The jungle is a strange and ti'gerous isometric 3D wilderness And, just as one would roect. It's littered with temples, teasttes. Shops, natives, traps tssrics. Casinos? All this isn't
- r.r-o-te-v obvious, though, as ::~es to. He's one man alone in
the land that
- i •*-= forgot. Discovering
• car t: s the first task, so ,:i ie 5JWt adventuring, wander-
arc :erg generally nosey is
- e '-X' y re day.
Rotes ti- ,ump over obsta- : e: arc :r the creatures he
- •h-'s «*"g Tern with his 58-
• oe Z**e -e tan collect stuff to -l y use arc stand over
energy- g-.rg -tcc tt eat - large wooden masks apparently
inhibit more normal methods of consumption.
Near where Boots awakes is a small pyramid with a paving slab in front. What quickly becomes apparent - because there's nothing else around - is that you have to enter it, on the first of five temple-clearing exercises. Once in, the aim is to dash about the place desperately grabbing jewels.
This requires much stomping, use of the spider's web teleports and satisfying a big, bad, godlike figure’s demands.
This earns the player not points, but pins, to stick in Boots' very own witch doctor Voodoo doll. Get eight of these and you earn a crack at the good doctor himself. Unfortunately there are only five temples to raid for pin purposes, so to gather the other stickers you need to fulfil three other missions as well.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND An eerie soundtrack runs continually in the background - spooky! This offsets the overtly cute graphics. The creepy crawlies creep and crawl just the way they should, while some dubious 1930s caricature natives pop up unexpectedly from the foliage. The foliage is solid enough to avoid confusion over passable routes, while giving enemies a place to hide in and surprise you from.
The isometric design is at its best in the temples, allowing the maximum view of each room.
The size of the characters and the interaction between them and the scenery is good. Moving blocks by pushing is easily accomplished, while the introduction of the teleport allows for some really fiendish puzzles .
LASTING INTEREST Voodoo Nightmare is big, with eight small adventures crammed into the first half. The Temples are complex and require repeated attempts, while the need to solve them in the correct sequence, carrying the right kit, makes game-saving vital. Yet the game is hamstrung by an over- responsive control system which takes considerable patience and playing time to master. You'll find Boots falling off bridges and missing jumps just because of the lightness of touch required.
Voodoo Nightmare is a large game that would fake many attempts to beat if control was perfect but hampered by such a control system it will take twice as long. Such is the incremental frustration factor of dying needlessly, that many may give up before the game really gets its addictive hook in.
JUDGEMENT Voodoo looks the part and sounds the part. Mercilessly big and with an emphasis on a correct sequence of play, it has real lasting potential. This is marred, though not irrevocably, by the irritating control which causes needless suffering for players who die when they least deserve it. This is a crying shame as Voodoo could have been one of the true greats of the isometric 3D genre. If only Boots would drink less coffee and was less prone to leap maniacally around at the merest thought of a joystick command Trenton Webb US GOLD £24.99 ¦ Joystick and Keyboard His name is Murphy - Tex
Murphy - PI in SF circa 2033
- and he's a hard-boiled gumshoe in the Mike Hammer mould. Some
egghead took a flying lesson off of the Golden Gate and his
daughter smelt a rat. She wanted Tex to find out the truth.
Was it murder?
The answer lay on the Mean Streets of San Francisco, lurking in some smog-filled corner like a frightened rat. It was time for Tex to play the piper Tex had all the latest high-tech “tec extras, like a hover car complete with fax. A video phone and a Colt '45. Machines, however, can't solve crimes, so he had to hit the shoe leather to track down the slimeball who’d jumped Carl Linsky.
There were five obvious places to start, five people who knew the guy, five goons to bribe and threaten into telling the truth.
All Tex had to do was punch in the correct navigation codes (each address in the state has an address code) and let the autopilot take the strain. Gone were the days of incriminating telephone numbers on matchbooks, now it was all about Nav codes.
21st century travel still took time so Tex always used the phone to gather some background dirt on suspects while in transit. Vanessa, his secretary, was a smart dame. He’d lay one Vid call on her and minutes later she'd fax the info back. Then, of course, there .sas always the stunning Lee Chm, his grass. Lee Chin by name and leeching by nature - any street talk she passed on cost an arm, a leg and a few other body parts besides - but thafs another story.
Interviews were just a stagger in the park to Tex. He slobbed through the door and got grilling.
Tex didn't exactly have the gift of the gab - he made Hemingway look wordy. He’d only ever ask "What do you know?" Then threaten, bribe or leave. All he ever tacked on the end of his questions were full names, company titles or places. Blunt, brutal and effective, just like Tex.
Tex also loved searching suspects' homes. People invariably had some dirty laundry tucked away and rooting through it was like taking a holiday in the dark side of their souls. He always kept any hard evidence he found - he also kept any hard cash.
Tex walked the Mean Streets packed, his one constant companion a '45 automatic. His cannon was the one partner who wouldn't walk out on him after a light. In the nether regions of California where law and order seldom dared to tread, and if it did it ran quickly, he needed his persuader. Pimps, pushers, pros, perps and perverts just loved to take pot shots at Tecs. Tex either shot back or hid behind crates, slowly working his way across to his destinabon.
One slip was near deadly - a few hits and he'd have been vulture bait for certain. But these shoot-outs were always good practice for bounty hunting, a fun task that kept the wolf from the door, the rent paid and the State Coroner on overtime.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Mean Streets has style. It's Blade Runner meets Mike Hammer, space age sllmeballs with a nice line in downtrodden urban junk. The digitised pictures are animated and ooze sleaze, giving the characters real, solid personalities. The searches are easy - the large animated houses are easily scoured using the joystick and menus.
Even travelling to and from places is smart thanks to the great 3D car-flying section.
The music evokes the right sense of late-nite TV and bad Marlowe remakes. The car sections are annoyingly silent and this ruins what could have been one of the game's strongest points. Throughout the interviews and searches, though, there is some well-thought-out digitised speech, which adds atmosphere and humour. Mean Streets alternates between neat samples and total silence, but when there is noise it's good stuff.
One of the more useful out of cockpit views from the hovercar.
LASTING INTEREST Mean Streets is packed with clues, locations and suspects.
The first few encounters just serve to make you aware of how vast the mystery surrounding Carl Linsky's death really is, with political pressure groups, ditched fiancees and leads by the bucket load. There's a large map to explore and bounty-hunting shoot-outs as a sub-game. The various styles combine well to make this an absorbing and atmospheric adventure. On the down side, though, there are two main sticking points. Firstly Tex spends too much time in transit, especially when the call of duty takes him down the coast.
Secondly, as seems to be the case with most graphic adventures. There's just too much disk-swapping for the single drive player.
JUDGEMENT Mean Streets is a tough, hard- nosed adventure. Its not a game you take on and beat In a few hours. It has slow moments and requires the usual pedantry to ensure success, but the satirical bent more than makes amends.
The detective character is well designed and well defined in what he can and cannot do: so when conversing with suspects, he doesn't spend weeks trying to tind the correct syntactical form to elicit an answer. All aspects of the game follow logical detective patterns, which helps in piecing together the scattered notes and solving the crime. Evidence pops up regularly enough to keep you Interested while the plot is cotn- piexly vague enough to maintain real suspense. Trento- AeOO The map is used for finding your leads - after you’ve found them!
I_________1 GRAPHICS n SOUND 7 INTELLECT 9 ADDICTION 8 OVERALL f) 51 DECEMBER 1990 Ironman of Road Racing'. The competition is stadium based, which makes it impossible to appreciate the scale of the Ironman's cross-country exploits: instead, four laps of the track are all that's required.
There are nine lap designs, each of which has its fair share of obstacles: large craters, sand dunes, ramps and water holes.
Another seven lap designs are achieved by changing the direction to run anti-clockwise, which can be taxing on the keyboard controls for the less ambidextrous.
Enticing you to get around the track as quickly as possible are occasional Bonus Bags of US dollars and containers of Nitro Fuel which will, by a swift application of the fire button, boost you substantially ahead of the competition. Beware, however, as not only is Nitro Fuel definitely not unleaded or environmentally friendly, but it can also be a hindrance on the twisting, sand-dune-and-chicane- riddled circuits which will leave your all-wheel-drive 'Cherokee Chief' wrestling with the scenery.
The reward for collecting your Bonus Bags is a shopping spree in Ironman's Speed Shop, where you can obtain tyres, Nitro Fuel, extra acceleration and better shock absorbers, all contributing to maximum efficiency around the track.
JUDGEMENT Ironman attracted the punters in the arcades and no doubt will do the same on disk, its limitations probably being due to the fact that Virgin have tried to stay faithful to the original. Certainly If they had added a few more personal touches it would add to the attraction, but on the whole you'll enjoy trying to be the Ironman - or indeed the Iron Lady! - of speed. Gary Lord SUPER ROAD RA VIRGIN £19.99 ¦ Keyboard or Joystick Experience the trials and tribulations of off-road racing and the delights of four wheel drive, but don't expect Range Rovers and Suzuki Vitaras racing and
meandering around green and pleasant lands: instead you are transported to the dry, hard, heat- soaked desert terrain of South West and Central America.
Your objective? To match the talents of Ivan Stewart (apparently a well-known sports personality in the States, which probably means he hosts the American equivalent of Sporting Triangles) whose macho ability allows him to withstand 250-mile marathon treks through uninhabited badlands, earning him the title of "The GRAPHICS AND SOUND There is never really any opportunity to make the most of the Amiga's graphical abilities because each race, being stadium bound, is tied to the same monotonous landscape Although the animation as the trucks career over the sand and through the watersplashes is
well detailed, the effects would be enhanced with superior sound.
The plain diddly-dum soundtrack does not evoke feelings of exhilaration and speed.
52 AMIGA FORMA' BMC SOFTWARE • Unit 27 • CVI.tctH.rch Mustrii fm 4 Driva ¦ WaaMstona - Harrow - Middlesex MapAaaa OS1 SSI IMS • Fax 0818611773 Deep in the heart of darkness lies a swamp. In the centre of the swamp there stands a castle. And deep inside the castle the Necromancer waits.
His history is steeped in blood: A feud between the kingdom s heirs, a battle won by magic and a massacre that stained the battlements red with blood. In the aftermath many adventurers tried to unravel the enigma. None returned alive. ___ But fare has nurtured a hero. No valiant knight or swarthy soldier but a liar, a mercenary and a thief. Karadoc the dwarf is destined to go where men have failed, to come face to face with the Necromancer and probe the darkest mystery Inown to man. His motive? Not honour or love or a personal feudi not a crusade against evil or a deep hatred of Necromancy:
but treasure! And Castle Wulf is bursting at the seams with it... Cadaver is the interactive fantasy adventure you've been waiting for. Stamblc through a labyrinth of age-old passageways, explore the mystic contents of Wuws secret rooms, battle to the death with hi ous monsters, grapple with supernatural traps and puzzle over the enigmatic spells oflNccromancy.
• A complex interactive game environment with hundreds of
different rooms and locations.
• Mind-bending puzzles.
• A wide variety of available weapons.
An array of spells and mysterious magic potions, st menagerie of monsters, ng mutated rats, man-size lizards and gigantic fire- breathing dragons.
I: iter I Ca iver survive it and it's an ience you'll never forget.
Idavi ptrii forks Irwin House, nhwark Street, Image 118 Londc Telei Fax i Sel OSW, te 071 928 1454 583 3494 all Irom Atari ST version tirrortoll Lid t 1990 The Kidnap Brulhcrt Screen | + mo s c Somewhat of a puzzler is Level Four. Not too much at stake, though - only the total annihilation of the entire civilized world if you go wrong. You must reprogram Stromberg's missile targeting computer by matching the code symbols with those you find from tapping away on a keypad.
The to Level Five: and by this time the action is hotting up. Bond leaps on to 0’s specially-modified Wet Bike and takes off across the waves in an attempt to burst through the defences of the island Atlantis, Stromberg's HQ. Before the Arming up in O’, lorry. You can collect whole place goes up. Pick up the packages Q has dropped along your route and you’ll be able to mash all comers.
Level Six (phew) and you’re not far off now. It's another Op Wo f-style shoot-em-up section, this time with enemies leaping out of doorways at you. At last you come face-to-face with that man with dentistry problems - Jaws... GRAPHICS AND SOUND The graphics are bright and clear with no real cause for complaint - except that your sprite doesn't turn all that convincingly. The animation on the driving and sailing levels, however, won't exactly set the world alight. The sound is good, consisting of a decent Bond-style soundtrack and some excellent effects - especially the thumping’ sound of
traffic cones being sent flying and the agonised shrieks of pedestrians flying over your bonnet.
THE SPY WHO LASTING INTEREST The variety of levels gives The Spy Who Loved Me the edge over typical shoot-em-ups and the escalating difficulty as you advance through the levels is pitched just right. You'd have to be a very handy joystick waggler indeed to beat It, but a complete novice not to be able to knock off the first level on your second or third attempt. All In all, there Is enough difficulty and variety keep you going for quite a time.
Don’t expect anything new, just good, solid fun.
DOMARK £24.99 ¦ Joystick and Keyboard Bond is back. Again. This, the fifth licence from Domark, drive up a set of ramps onto a moving Q-truck. This is where those Q-tokens come in handy.
With them you can fix up your battered car as well as buy missiles, lasers, smoke canisters and all sorts of Bond-like goodies.
Follows the now standard format of game levels made out of various scenes from the film.
In Level One you drive the Lotus Esprit Bondmobile along a twisting course collecting things called Q-tokens - you'll need them later - avoiding pedestrians, oil patches and the roadside scenery. Not too taxing if you take it slowly and keep an eye on your car's armour level.
Halfway through the level you reach a jetty where your Lotus is magically transformed into a motorboat. You spend the rest of the level slicing through the water, mangling careless swimmers and holding off marauding enemy coats. There are yet more of those Q-tokens to collect.
In Level Two you're back on the road again. Straight away, life : 'ougher as there are lots more e'wrves. In the midst of all this
v. nen you have to attempt to Level Three takes place in the
giant cargo vessel Stromberg has used to capture the two
missing subs. Bond slides precariously along the ceiling while
baddies pop up out of the water and the scenery taking
pot-shots at him.
Bond’s task is to top them in an Operation Wo f-style blast.
GRAPHICS 6 SOUND 8 INTELLECT 4 ADDICTION 8 OVERALL 80% A .
55 '90 New York was never the most pleasant of cities, but by 2014 things are a whole lot worse than anyone thought possible.
Organised crime has taken over the city and is bleeding it dry. One group in particular has become strong: the Church of the Third Coming, known simply as C3C to its devotees, who are a nasty lot out for total control of the city.
Only a brave few stand up to the criminals and gangs. The Warriors are the last remnants of law and order in the city - and they're looking for new recruits.
You are a Warrior who has |ust been detoxicated and kitted out in the latest hi-tech weaponry. Your mission is to battle your way through the streets of New York to the World Trade Centre, where some suitably deranged individual has planted a very unpleasant nuclear device on the roof.
The game is a multi-directional blow-em-up, played in a variety of urban locations. Obstacles, such as holes in the ground and derelict buildings, all conspire to stop you making it to the World Trade Centre within the deadline.
Each screen consists of one particular type of New Yorker, such as the star-chucking Assassins or the heavy-duty machine-gun-pumping Ramboids.
These enemies lurk behind trees and machine gun emplacements and have a nasty habit of running out of buildings showering a hail of bullets down on your bonce.
LASTING INTEREST It shouldn't take a hardened gamer too long to complete this one. However, this shouldn't mean that it's never brought down from the shelf again. It works equally as well as a quick blaster, or as a game to finish.
The two player option is a lot of fun and leads to the adoption of a rugged combat style of play where each player covers the other's back.
The main problem with New Vork Warriors is the fact that it can very easily be eclipsed by much better games. Ikari Warriors and Leathernecks both did the job much better - and those are old hat now anyway.
VIRGIN £19.99 ¦ Joystick JUDGEMENT Not original, but it does follow a time-honoured tradition of bloodletting en masse and it certainly has that "one more go" appeal.
The various weapons crop up at just the right moment, namely just before eight or nine large barbarians appear on screen wanting to shake hands with your liver. The screens are just about the right length, so that just when you think you're about to kick the bucket you can move on. The main problem is just a complete lack of originality. This type of game has been ruthlessly overused. Andy Hutchinson GRAPHICS AND SOUND New York Warriors uses a very peculiar perspective, from a high altitude, which means that buildings slant outwards and the enemies look slightly squashed. The cityscape
itself appears gritty and run-down, with holes in the road and barbed wire in the windows. The enemies are detailed and large enough to be easily destroyed, but the animation is slightly off in that the Warrior's sprite tends to moonwalk when there's a lot happening on the screen. Some of the best graphical effects are the weapons. Amongst the tasty gizmos on offer are a grenade launcher, a missile launcher and a flame thrower. With large numbers of the enemy on the screen and all the explosions going off, things get a bit hectic and visibility becomes a bit of a problem. Sound is very much
what you'd expect. Lots of explosions and bangs rattle the speaker and these add to the bloodthirsty appeal of the game GRAPH! 8 SOUND ] 7 INTELLECT 4 ADDICTION 7 O VERALjT- -65% AMIGA £24.99 The Chinese called it Shih Too. The ancient Celts called it Kuna luthark. The Mayan Indians called it Kami a lota. And the lapancse called it Ishida Yet, regardless ol origin, when translated the names all mean one thing, The Way of Slones. From the first move, this ancient game and beautiful puzzle recalls the depth of chess and the simplicity of Go Ishido will call upon your deepest puweri oI strategy
and concentration as you match 72 stones on a hoard of 96 squares.
As you merge with the game's many pn.Mbdjties, you will have . A chance to discover the heart of Mudo, and why, to some, The Way of Slones is more than juaea game.
Designed by MichaCI Fcinberg actual sama loams Vom 18V PC VGA ana Mac R *s»orB ol tfsprns Oil* varslora may wiy Gama tl 1990 kVchael Furtwg «« Saltm* Rtowm IrmvnelW *11OW mat* an r 1990 Accafaoa. Ir». AiuVerewwe. An oroaUa ana ccnwitanamaa are «•*«**»
• no f Wvao Badsmaaia ol in* iwesevw omsn Available on: PC £29.99
rrm vnr’ out soon• !nv_v_vjLnL L The best in entrrtainaeat
lilhnre.*- ACCOLADE EUROPE LTD., The Lombard Business Centre.
50 Lombard Road. Lundon Swtl »U. Telephone 071 738 1391 5Kg 3S«
5 MB W c OO CO z 2 “ s “Sg “If s-s sir S5« I!!
i£ 1=81 sg“2 i“s||aiiaS!
OEEStQ ,o3: .“. c
- * a I §§Y 1 s~ 4- D 1 I i l r- V V h 1 ?
O' O' 00 Ut u uj u-5 !C ® “ ft £ | |j;£ 8 I 5 rf
* -is p is I ) v_ • V. i= o 8258 Sjf 33 _.
;i§ = Is
- J Pi «* I as O : =__ rl *2 SB-** «iii ii-Ns- iiii Splfl!
IillJ* ? wv-» h-v 2 = 0 4 ¦Ul g
- H- ®- “til §= =o,
1. .ii.ll ; !!!!»» i a. y» *o
• %o m 1 a imil*1 yj .%=£ % xiraii.. I X = I ¦* S* "TT ° . 2 “
3 5 »*ssy t ¦ | 5 »- 1.
* =! Gili!!
?S| llgl £ 5 Io: o tf eoS“o : t SsoSs"11 £t22SS| _4 SoeSjfc 0- Jt5-1*5§ ¦|[ w a.Qu h- ’«E S ¦a _ So (A e=» S co ea ¦f2"S s s SE “ £ l -gf i = “ 52 “ o i-e * s, «• ¦= a .2 a t Z * i H 9* S UJ © * « o . . .41 i=l ll ?JiJMfff 1*1 s? S .
11 1 £ ? 1 S nij,i ill -11 llllil Z S2| 1-5 2 4iii si % £-T!|l
- f I® i Vrf 3 »*f S 511
M. 5-S!. u sir 2 ® 52 .S= 5 -X . © “ S is i-g g = i ” “ - oS
lil"| Q- iZ = £ Q 3 “-o.iii'l 0 j. ; o.-g s 2 5 '-' _S = °
.2 € ‘S o------ 5s*£ iJ* i -.J 1 Ijflllt Skills* T 1 T 3 T
5 Ip ?
?
?
?
?
?
VO VO VO o VO °t CO *r c 1 O' , *• O' ¦ £
* O' CO CM VO o . O* UJ UJ UJ iUJ UJ -Z PAGE e u o* 1.
= 2l kJa?
¦i" = i cs w o-oS 5«-2 . Eog [ o«G o = g2§,
- 5s2«
• 11 SI x:.2 o-H*
- 5 S ~ -
* -=-£ s «A a. tx £.5 B|j m sJli N. o g&l“ 5 = a x e** is2 S£ J3|
• £ to E -3 ~ g.*t J ififi nm fls'Ils »3e" - s !|1||| s * pifi?
»“ ° ill'. II ig.l~ J Sea c g;,3;-nl 41 UT 5' 1 § 2f ° » £¦§¦¦»• S| f * OS 1 £¦ = 1 E 1 i* til =i U* c**Ij glfli c = c *4fS.
St st=j
o 5 .5 S’S .= 3 M iiS ¦= S 5 E S| gj 5=1 Hi l§!tlll « “SsM-s
KS.iS m in ii
- s a a o a stir?
¦ O-KOl C
* rs
* *
• n %rt IAIA1A O; Cb s O; ¦ P O O' S O; O- Oi c+ c* c*« u Ui u
Ui u uuu Hi II] 5 " ilIK £53 Iff Ml i * 31 ?
Li ?P 3 !MU5* PAGE r Ksl!
Flili IhvillSB
- i -J i i i!« jj *,i:i jiSrgJsgssas 2»s-J iO j !
3h=lslsfesiflll
* i* .lliiiifi all SsSSSSstaSS-S is-* «* UJ a UJ * O- s
* ? o o C£ 1 UJ o O- ?
?
Un u-» O' O' O' UJ UJ 4 O' ?
O' ?
O' i o i CM CO CO 4 C+J QJ QJ ss = § 5“ ° si III 1|?
Il- ig i So? SgS ul ¦ u O
- *2® **2® ~o * ~q * §2i g2j§ |2s|2s l=-i S2-3 S2i ini il ‘h m xk
ilxi Zn||S23| «?» -
* -¦ For this bold new attempt to re-mould the tired computer
‘ootball management game, CDS ought to be commended. It’s a
‘ormat which has suffered dreadful standardisation and an
accusing nnger can confidently be pointed at the lack of
imagination from those who think the world begins and ends with
Kevin Toms' tired ¦ootball Manager.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM TDDAVS HATCH BETMEEH RAHGERS AND AC HILAH HOLD ESCAPE TO SHIP THE HIGHLIGHTS This Is what it’s all about. You'll slog your heart out and frazzle your brain compiling the correct formula of class players, shrewd tactics and balanced morale. The actual match sequence la short and sharp, there's little opportunity to change strategy. Familiarise yourself fully with the opposition before kick-off.
The revitalised appeal of European Superleague doesn’t s-mply rely on the fact that it 'eatures AC Milan instead of Charlton Athletic. The difference ¦as in approach. Rather than opt ‘or strategy - the heavyweight
- ember-crunching of usual games
- CDS have decided on a genuine
• ootball management simulation.
It's based within a point-and- Kk graphical environment and set at a football ground. You are re manager and from your office can summon or visit players re staff. You can also contact nrer managers and even the ress via the telephone.
The real idea is to interact successfully with everybody, to be ; :oJar as well as cunning. To hell ear the hackneyed jibes of "the acs gave a hundred percent, 5rar‘ - football management is
• c ; -eeze. If you fail to comply me certan social mores, the
ejects mi work their way through to the dressing room and, more
problematically, to the pitch.
You are also working against the clock. European Superleague is based on the working week. On Monday you must arrange training schedules and lay yourself bare before the unpleasant chairman (is there any other kind?) On Thursday you must pick the team, on Friday you must work out Saturday’s tactics in anticipation of your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
But it’s what you don't have to do that seems to count. Going down to training sessions, rather than arranging them from your office, will not harm morale. Telling the chairman to stick to his own business puts your job on the line, but the players will love you.
It is this level of genuine human interaction which makes European Superleague such a novelty. When talking to your coach, groundsman, scout or the press you will be offered various replies to click on. Say the coach reckons you are pushing the lads too hard. You can agree with him, suggest he’s over-reacting, or decide that this kind of pressure is exactly what the boys need.
Another delight is that all the teams feature real players. So Waddle plays for Marseille, Grobelaar for Liverpool, Ancellotti for AC Milan and Walters for Rangers. You can call any other manager and offer any fee for any player - this is much better than waiting for all the rubbish to turn up on the transfer market.
Each player has a file (with an inaccurate picture) detailing the normal attributes and faults. It is your job to patch up weaknesses and encourage strengths of individual players. This is achieved by arranging each player’s training schedule for each day of the week. This can become rather a tiresome chore, but is important.
Tactically, Euro Superleague offers simple graphical options.
So if you click on a flashing 4:4:2 option you will then be offered 16 different strategic plans (presented graphically). For example, you may wish to play the midfield wide, mark hard in defence, and encourage forwards to run at the opponents’ defence. This would be a good idea when playing Rangers at Ibrox, The game will allow you to pick five such options.
Superleague's main fault is that after an exhausting week being the boss, the match itself fails to create much excitement.
Matches last about 30 seconds and, while being pretty representations, fail to conjure up butterflies in the stomach, or the kind of rage displayed by players of other footie management games.
LASTING INTEREST It doesn’t take long to get into the swing of things and. If you can handle the drawn-out process of setting training schedules, you’ll probably have a lot of fun. The only problem is that, being set around a working week, the game does begin to feel like a slog, especially when things aren't going well.
JUDGEMENT The user-friendly interface has left little room for the plain, stolid strategy of older management games: it is actually to CDS's credit that you are left wishing that the game could offer more interaction. No doubt this effort will be seen as desperately limited in a few years, but its a step in the right direction now.
Check it out. Colin Campbell GRAPHICS 6 SOUND M A INTELLECT 7 ADDICTION 8 OVERALL 74% AmkjA 43 DECEMBER 1990 ELECTRONIC ARTS £24.99 ¦ Joystick, Keyboard and Mouse South of the Great Lakes and Kalamazoo, a few miles west of Cincinatti, lies one of the world’s most famous gladiatorial arenas. But the chariots here are a far cry from El Cid: this is the home of the Indianapolis 500, America's less brutal but far more dangerous sport. For a backbreaking 500 miles, with the roar of engines constantly in their ears, America's car-crazy combatants hammer it out till death - or mere retirement -
overtakes them.
There's nothing manifestly different about Indy 500 when compared to Formula One or any other motor race, although every hot- blooded American will tell you that Indy is The Most. The Biggest, The Toughest... and all the usual superlatives. As you'd expect, this is an exaggeration But not totally.
From the moment you take your place in the cockpit, you know you have a powerful, barely controllable machine of death at your command. You appear in the pits faced with innumerable options to alter, check and generally fiddle about with. Your most likely course of action is to forget the array of wing tweaks, tyre swaps and suspension mods, and just put the hammer down. With automatic gear-changing as standard, you accelerate up to 150 mph just in time to smash into the wall at the end of the pit lane. A quick change of underwear later and you're ready to give it another go, this time
saving the power until you're actually on the track.
It's then that you can begin to appreciate the real excitement of racing. Flying around the circuit, clipping bends and bouncing off the walls Donnelly-fashion, you gradually muster the skills needed to tame this beast. Mouse control, with its analogue input, is far more responsive than other methods and provides true car feel.
Screeching tyres and a sideways look at the world outside mean you're over-cooking the bends. Don't hit the brakes or you’ll spin uncontrollably. Instead, ease yourself back onto the track by easing off the throttle and steering into skids and wait until the car has settled down before blasting the turbo-boosted engine back into life. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it back to the pits!
To enter a race, you must first qualify for a position on the start grid. This means much practising, to find the perfect balance for your car, followed by a stab at four lightning-fast laps to get a high average lap time. Once you're happy with your start position, it’s time for the real thing.
As with the rest of the game there are options: you can choose a short race without fear of car damage, or go for a full-length epic battle, complete with yellow- flag rules and the risk of engine failure or burst tyres.
Whichever race you choose, you can be sure that there'll be trouble. Cars litter the track, lurking behind corners just when you power into them with quite spectacular results, and leaders plough into your tail as they attempt to lap you. Chaos reigns supreme: unless you keep a cool head, a watchful eye and, most importantly, in front.
1 ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ I ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ ¦¦ I SCREENPLAY LASTING INTEREST Prepare to end up like Dick Dastardly more times than is healthy, for the first few hundred laps. You'll spin, bounce, fish-tail and get punched all the way round the track before you master the technique and set the car up correctly. But frustration gives way to a need for revenge just as soon as you've got the hang of it.
And from that moment on.
There's no turning back. You've just got to win, to show those rednecks that you're the best on the circuit, and this could be the race that clinches it... maybe.
JUDGEMENT Car-racing games have been around since the earliest days of computers and. Until now have been predictable derivative and less exciting with each iteration But Indianapolis 500 captures the speed, excitement and seat- grabbing realism of racing far better than any of its predecessors. Fast 3D vector coding and awesome sounds make your stomach heave and have you leaning into bends holding your breath in anticipation.
Without doubt. Indy 500 is the best race game money can buy. A realistic, totally believable example of an old idea given new life, it comes as a breath of fresh air in what was a stagnant genre.
If you've ever been remotely into real racing you'll not be disappointed. If, up to now, you've been happy with the multitude of tacky Out Run clones, now's your chance to get behind the wheel of a large automobile and have your pants scared off! Hikers, ramblers and couch-potatoes will hate it. But you're not one of those... are you? Neil Jackson f Vv- 'Z GRAPHICS ¦GOUNPag INTELLECT T AD LpnhON 9 OVEWL1,.1' 92% GRAPHICS AND SOUND Indy features some of the fastest, most detailed 3D graphics ever seen anywhere and you have plenty of opportunity to check them out using the vast range of camera
views supplied - if you have a 1 Meg machine. The level of detail can be offset against speed, but even at its most colourful, Indy is gaspingly fast.
Combine the superb vector-generated racing cars with the throaty roar of their engines and you have all the atmosphere you need. You can sense the presence of faster cars by the increasing pitch of their engines. If a check in your mirror shows one there, overtaking, you hear the full doppler-effect as it whistles by. Not for the faint-hearted!
AS DECEMBER 1990 GRAPHICS AND SOUND Beyond a loading tune of mediaeval inclination, sound in Battlemaster is limited to the hack of blade on armour, the ozone-devouring whoosh of a flying fireball and, of course, the screams of the dying. But the graphics work wonderfully, especially in a party of Ores: all those round-shouldered green guys shuffling up t WS behind the boss has to grab a giggle from even the weariest cynic. The mW backgrounds are all I Vlm1, colourful but clear and the stats screens are 1 111 I wL at)°rned w|tb a'l
1. 1 In kinds of implausible §][,'¦ weaponry. To top it ¦ i*
all. You can actually tell what everything is CTI | on the
screen, a criterion fJ tj T often ignored for the sake of
effect.
The heat of the battle can look confusing. Your hero (in this case, a Dwarven wizard) is beneath the tree with the red arrow hanging over it. The bearded guy with the axe is a follower, while the fellow in green is an Elf.
Dwarfs hate Elves and Ores.
Elves hate Dwarfs and Ores.
Humans don't like anyone but despise Ores the most. Ores hate everyone. Now then, who do you want to be?
PSS £29.99 ¦ Mouse In Battlemaster, the hero you play is chosen from a roster of sixteen, four from each race. You might be a merchant, a fighter, a wizard or a thief but whatever or whoever you are your task is the same. Four kingdoms that have warred and crumbled now face complete extinction, unless a hero who can prove his worth and gather an army can conquer all four nations and take take the crowns of each race to the nmortal Watcher who resides in me "orth-eastem wastes.
You may start with a number of foiowers, which is partly deter- ~r.ee by your character: war- nors. For instance, always begin alone. Your hero is kitted out with one ranged weapon and one close-combat weapon and promptly plunged into the midst of the first scenario. This may be based on a puzzle, combat or negotiation: there are a good many scenarios and they vary considerably in style.
Most play occurs on the leftmost two-thirds of the screen, on which you view all characters present. The rest of the display is given over to icons for accessing other features. Followers tag along in formation: they might engage enemies in combat, should morale be high, or try to leave the scene of battle if they don’t think much of your leadership. You can ask them to wait while you go ahead, or call them to you: these commands are made via a group of icons on the right of the screen.
Other icons lead to nested screens, dealing with character status, parleying or travelling across the world map from one scenario to the next. You can only leave the scenario you're in after completing it but, depending on where you are in the game, you can get to a number of others by calling up a beautifully-detailed map. Action on the main screen freezes while you access icons.
To help you figure out what needs to be done in each scenario there is a message window at the bottom of the screen. Some are easy. Others demand good tactics and planning and will cost you at least a follower or two. But as you go, you'll face traps (and tricks) and will find rewards in the form of artifacts, treasure and food: all three of which are the staple diet of every hero in the making.
LASTING INTEREST Though it’s hard to survive at first, the number of different openings will call you back for long enough to want to sit down and start a serious bash. A large party engaged in combat with a similarly large group of opponents sometimes proves difficult to control via the mouse, but the keyboard controls (which are redefinable) are easy to master. Once you make an iota of progress you'll be fumbling for the save game option right away.
JUDGEMENT Take a plot that's longer in the tooth than a dragon's incisor and then apply a unique approach to turning it into a game. It's not as static as Laser Squad and is more visually appealing than anything in the Ultima vein. It has a good sense of humour, too, thank goodness (this isn't given away much by the tame and tired documentation but boot up and there it is).
Battfemaster, thanks to some clever design, has both instant and lasting appeal. This way, grunts! Sean Masterson 66 DECEMBER 1990 (m yam localdealer, contoct: Mindscope International Limited, The Coach House, Hooklands Estate, Scaynes Hit, WestSusse* *h 17 X, tet 044 486 761 foe further information on Mindscope products and new releases please catt 0898 2i4214 AVAILABLE FOB AMIGA. ST AMO IBM PC COMPATIBLES AT £24.99 MAIL ORDER AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM: ELECTRONIC ZOO: THE WALLED GAROEN HYDE CHALFORD. STROUD. GLOS. GL6 8NZ 0453 887008 Published by Karadoc the dwarf is a thieving, lying, low- down
scumbag with only one thought in his head: treasure. The fact that is that he has been sent by one warlord to take out another is only a side issue to him.
Basically the guy has not had a good time of it and instead of accepting human warmth he has to compensate by rushing around Castle Wulf in search of gems, helmets, potions and gold and trying to beat things up before they get a chance to have a go at him.
Unhappily for him, his exit from the castle appears to be blocked and the evil Neuromancer awaits. Not the kind of entity you would want to take home to your mother, the Neuromancer is one of those monsters which does a nell of a lot of lurking - in the oackground that is. He, she or it
- as been in some pretty heavy bat- res in the past and so is
obviously protecting an already fragile oysche by beating the
life out of anyone or anything which crosses ts. His or her
path.
EWORKS £24.99 ¦ What we have waiting here is a potential disaster for the poor
a. ancious dwarf and lunch for the '?euromancer. Or do we?
Much depends on your hand
• : eye coordination. Not only are r«re severe amounts of
joystick
• aggiing to be done but there are
* =c several icons to be used.
These are abysmally described in the manual so, for the most part, you have to experiment.
The icons help you pick things up, drag them, open them, push and pull them, and generally act like a sentient being. The controls at first are not the easiest in the world, but after a few plays they become second nature and you begin to be able to enjoy the sumptuous graphics.
The downside, at least for the lilly livered, is that you also get to meet some gruesome opposition: small black spikey blighters who seem okay until you get up close, then they drain your very life force away leaving you as a husk; putrid little white fellas which are all legs and torso, who bounce all over the place with a nasty sound; long, yellow worms which can be killed but simply regenerate and come back at you.
Dragons lurk in various pools and ponds just waiting to get you.If that isn't good enough you have to avoid the green fluid which passes for water, in the same way as the sea off most English seaside resorts does - in other words it’s highly toxic and will damage you beyond repair.
Pausing along the way you will find various life enhancing potions and one particular brew which is clever in its effect but not to hot if you need to move fast in the right direction. Remember to examine everything before playing with it, boys and girls.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Nice ones both. As you would expect from the Bitmaps, the sound is not overdone: it is also fairly effective with some beefy 'creatures dying in explosive agony' sound effects. The clink- clanking sound when you pick things up is a little tiring after a while but is not so irritating as to interfere with the gameplay.
Thankfully all the audio works on a level which enhances the atmosphere of the game Graphically the game is wonderful. The backgrounds are rendered in luscious 30 isometrics which are not marred by garish colours - the whole thing has a strangely sepia feel to it. Movement suffers a little with this form of graphics: you can find yourself hanging in midair or losing some perspective, but this is true of most 3D isometrics, so we won’t quibble.
LASTING INTEREST Quite a lot of this. While the opening screens are fairly simple with a few puzzles to tax the newer adventurers, the game only really gets going after you've managed to backtrack - won't say where - and have flicked a few levers. Once into the main body of the game there is enough digital gore to keep Sam Raimee (Who he? Ed) happy, and there is also a deal of brain power required.
While the manual does nothing to help in playing the game, this merely acts as an incentive to beat the damned thing. A definite plus factor in keeping on with Cadaver is that Karadoc is such a great little guy: endearing and fawty hard with it.
JUDGEMENT Cadaver is one of those games which has taken a great deal of working and will be fun to play from now until you finally finish the damn thing. There are a few illogicalities in the play, such as losing a key, or being pinned inside three spikes. Moans aside for a moment, there is no way in which the adventuresome type, the strategist or the arcade freak (or even Karadoc the Dwarf himself) won't get some real enjoyment out of this game. Not a classic, but most certainly an excellent game. Tim Smith OCEAN £24.99 ¦ Joystick times in the day. The game itself involves balloons which
bounce around screens scattered with platforms and ladders. Our heroes shoot their harpoons skywards, attempting to burst the balloons.
Once a balloon is hit they split into two smaller ones, which in turn split into two even smaller balloons which can then finally be destroyed completely.
The smaller the balloons get, the lower they bounce, which starts to cram the screen after a while (hence the Scottish verb connection) and makes the going dangerous - if a balloon touches a player he loses a life (and this is where the pain comes in).
Additional weapons gradually become available to make the going a little easier, such as double harpoons and the stunning mega-fast Vulcan Gun. However, colliding with any of the various creatures that wander on to the screen disables your new weapons for a short while.
All the balloons that appear at the start must be destroyed within the time limit or it's back to the beginning of the round.
Apparently, 'pang' is a transitive verb of Scottish descent meaning to stuff or cram. It’s also defined as a short period of pain.
Well, Ocean's latest conversion of a Taito coin-op incorporates both of these elements!
The game plots the adventures of two harpoon-wielding heroes who must travel, via 18 different locations, from Japan to the island of Paques shooting balloons en route. Sound strange to you? Well it is!
A number of rounds is played at each of the locations at various Cloek »ITJ «H Anchor Harpoon OooMr Harpoon ShMd Mrican Can Dynamite Freezes all Mows extra time.
Attaches itself to Fires two streams Protects against Cant destroy Pops all the nasties the ceiling for a at once.
One hit from platforms, but balloons to for a while.
Short time.
Bubbles but not flings out loads their smallest from creatures.
Of bullets.
Size - very hairy!
70 AMIGA FORMAT DECEMBER 1990 Right then... line yourself up with the gap and... POP! That's it!
GRAPHICS 8 SOUND 7 INTELLECT 2 ADDICTION 8 OVERALL 87% GRAPHICS AND SOUND Ocean have come up trumps again with the accuracy of this conversion. Both the sprites and backgrounds have been superbly designed, using full colour to capture the bright and cheerful appearance of the original coin-op. Even when the screen is crowded with balloons and creatures, the action is still swift and smooth. The sound is in the jangly, cutesy style you’d expect in a game of this type, boppy music with some nice-popping effects. Very jolly!
LASTING INTEREST Pang s gameplay is very easy to get into, but despite the simple action the game is incredibly difficult to put down. You'd think that popping balloons would become tedious after a while, but it doesn’t. It’s one of those 'Oh I'll just have a quick game' jobs that turn into three hour joystick- wibbling sessions.
JUDGEMENT Simple and enjoyable games like Pang don't come along too often.
Most of the time the emphasis seems to be on getting the biggest, hardest, meanest warriors to leap and career around the screen spraying leaden death around. So it's nice to see an amusing little jaunt like this pop up every now and then.
The cutesy sound and colourful graphics make it entertaining, but the sheer addictiveness will keep you coming back for 'just a quick couple of hours of gaming'.
Altogether now..."I'm forever po-o-o-opping bubbles! Deadly bubbles overhead". Maff Evans MM EUROPES BIGGEST 16 BIT DEDICATED EVENT 4-5-6 JANUARY 1991 SHOW OPEN 10-6 EVERYDAY CLOSES 4PM SUNDAY 6th NEW LARGER VENUE NOVOTEL 3tcl HOTEL HAMMERSMITH LONDON W6 NEAREST TUBE STATION HAMMERSMITH (PICCADILLY,METROPOLITAN & DISTRICT LINES) ORGANISERS WESTMINSTER EXHIBITIONS LTD SURREY HOUSE, 34 EDEN STREET KINGSTON, SURREY. KT1 1ER PHONE 081-549-3444 FAX 081-547-1311 THE ONLY EUROPEAN SHOW DEDICATED TO THE SERIOUS & ENTERTAINMENT SIDES OF THE ST & AMIGA OVER 140 EXHIBITORS INCLUDING AQAUSOFT. ADVENTURE
SOFTWARE AUOtO VISUAL RESEARCH CASPELL COMPUTERS, CAVENDISH DISTRIBUTION CHECKMATE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER MANUALS DS&K DESIGNS. ENSONIQ ECLIPSE COMPUTER SUPPLIERS FRONTIER SOFTWARE. GFA MEDIA DATA GASTEINER TECHNOLOGIES
H. B. MARKETING, HI-SOFT. HI-TEC MODEMS INFOGRAMMES, INTERCEPTOR.
KUMA LOGIC SALES. MEMORY EXPANSION SYSTEMS MICRO MART
MICRODEAL. MUTANT SOFTWARE NADI SYSTEMS. PANDAAL MARKETING
POWER COMPUTING. PROTON SOFTWARE PSYGNOSIS. RAD TECHNOLOGY
RIVERDENE PDL. SILICA SHOP. ST CLUB SIREN SOFTWARE SOFTWARE
SELECTION STAMPEDE. TAKE CONTROL U S ACTION U S GOLD. VIDEK
SAVE TIME & MONEY BY PRE-PURCHASING A FAST LANE TICKET BEFORE
DECEMBER 17th SAVE £2 PER TICKET FAST LANE TICKET HOLDERS HAVE
THEIR OWN PRIORITY ENTRANCE A " FAST LANE TICKET HOLDERS ONLY-
ENTRANCE WILL BE SITUATED ON THE 1st FLOOR OF THE HOTEL
ADJACENT TO THE RECEPTION DESK TAKE NO NOTICE OF THE QUEUE
OUTSIDE SajPLY WALK INTO T C HOTEL LOBBY REGULAR TICKET PRICE
£5 (At door or after December 17th) FAST LANE TICKET £3
(Purchased before December 17th ) CHILDREN UNDER 10 ADMITTED
FREE WITH ADULTS POST TO - 16 BIT FAIR, P.O.BOX 68 ST AUSTELL,
PL25 4YB PLEASE SEND ME FAST LANE TICKETS AT £3 EACH CHEOUE
P.O. ENCLOSED FOR £ .....MADE PAYABLE TO 16
BIT FAIR ADDRESS.
....POSTCODE OR PHONE 0726 68020 With Credit Card No.
And how you're going to get out!
lrUV.lrWv. L. 1 1 ; _ Lwj And Bunty the poodle was soon safely back with her owners. That concludes the news for this evening, so without further ado, let's go across to the studio for the latest instalment of the Killing Game ShowT PSYGNOSIS £24.99 ¦ Joystick "Thank you very much, Dan, and a hearty welcome to our viewers out there in TV land! You’re tuned into the most dynamic game show in the Galaxy, so sit back and enjoy the slaughter!" Cue the morbidly jolly intro music... This is the television of the future. Gone is the homely charm of Telly Addicts, no longer can you see families
making fools of themselves on programmes like The Generation Game, lost are the jocular jolly japes and antics of Beadle's About. Perhaps it's not such a bad thing, then... The television companies have come up with the answer to two problems. Firstly, viewers want more dynamic game shows with much more at stake than just a holiday in the Bahamas, so more dangerous challenges are needed.
The second problem is the rising crime rate: the authorities have no real way of dealing with convicted felons. The solution to both of these dilemmas is the Killing Game Show. The TV companies use the captured criminals as... er... 'lucky contestants’ and transform them drastically, using plastic surgery, into MUGs - armoured, weapon-packing cyborg creatures suitable for the game.
The Game Show is ready to begin as the MUGs are placed in the Pits of Death, specially- constructed game arenas full of platforms and climbable walls. The MUG must make his way to the top of the pit, reach the exit and move on to the next round and another death pit.
This isn’t as easy as it sounds, though, since some of the routes are occasionally blocked by barriers, which have to be unlocked with the relevant key. This isn’t made any easier when you have deadly HALFs (Hostile Artificial Life Forms) trying to bring you to a quick demise. Oh, and as if that wasn't enough, the pits gradually fill up with DOLL, Deadly to Organic Life Liquid, a strange kind of acid which is lethal to touch.
Who said quiz shows were bland?
THE AMAZING SPI Web-head is back in town, beat seven buckets out of Spiderman can walk on wails robo-zombies. With only one and this time he's Mysterio. Spiderman must or ceilings and fire webs, life the Wall Crawler must brought his wife! Or at least he methodically work through which are useful for reaching make reaching the six energy would have, if she hadn't been each and every room in the high ledges or swinging over refreshing clapperboard rooms snatched by arch-bad guy film-studio complex searching dangerous holes in the his prime objective - they also Mysterio. Now our friendly for
his good lady. Scenery. Even these abilities act as game save points - if neighbourhood wall crawler* Naturally the place is aren't enough - are they ever? He's to be in any condition to has to -%ave her from a fate crammed full with of old film - to guarantee success and its win. Will Spidey reach Mary worse than death. Well, just sets, and each section of the up to you to supply the split- Jane in time or will she be the plain, simple, death actually. Game takes a famous movie second timing and perfect first heroine to meet the sticky In traditional supervillain theme for both its decor and
jumping to see him through end promised by the villain?
Manner, Mysterio has told traps. Most of the dangers are this test of superheroism. , .
Spidey the exact address, tele- deactivated or diverted by Webby has to overcome f phone number and zip fcode of switches which Spidey can hit zero gravity space sets, vul- I A the Mm stutfio hideout where with his hands, feet or webs, ture-culture Wild West scenes G he is hidmg Mary Jane. All that The trick is finding the right and Indy Jones zones filled Spidey has to do is break in, switches, in the right order, with burning floors, rolling avoid a mass of traps and then quickly enough. Balls, electrified fences and GRAPHICS AND SOUND Killing Game Show has been blessed with an intro
by the Psygnosis in-house team - and I can safely say that it is the best and most atmospheric intro sequence yet seen on a computer game. The dark graphics and manic sound effects capture perfectly that violent, futuristic TV feel. The game itself maintains the superb, polished feel, both in sound and graphics. Some clever programming has gone into making the game look excellent and the sound effects have to be heard to be believed, with racketing gunfire, shrieking laughter and clear speech samples. What more can I say, other than brilliant!
LASTING INTEREST Initially the going is incredibly tough, but soon enough the frantic gameplay pulls you in and pathways through to the exits start to emerge. Many a time you’ll find yourself saying "What the hell is this? I can't do it at all!" Perseverance is the key, so just keep trying!
JUDGEMENT Just when you thought all the polish and ideas in shoot-em-ups belonged to arcade conversions and big licenses, along come Psygnosis with another audiovisual gem to delight your eyes and ears Moreover, it isn't just all flash and no go - the gameplay is superb too. The action is frantic, the puzzles are difficult and it has a hook which could wind in a killer shark Watch the superb intro, then play the game and be blown away! '¦'2~ E'.ar; 75 DECEMBER 1990 Torvak was miffed. Having nipped out to buy a packet of Polos and fight a quick war, he returned to find his house a smoking
ruin. The destruction was the work of the Evil Necromancer.
Angry, embittered and homeless.
Torvak swore to avenge his fallen kinfolk by slaying the wizard who did the dirty deed.
Torvak is another one of those fur clad heroes who bears a grudge badly. He has to battle through five, four stage levels to reach the Necromancer and get even. Each level is packed with its own blend of foes, who are all eager to take the Torvak treatment. Individually these monsters aren't that tough, but they kill by whittling Torvak’s power points down with repeated small hits.
00119300 05 00!' I'lll 03 Jfi *tv L Vi *tVj ? Tv I +ft EeeeK! It's the attack of the killer-zombie slime creatures. They are easily beaten with a few well-timed blows. The goggly-eyed tree monster in the background sets the scene well for level three.
Strategically-placed tombstones can be found all over the place which Big T can smash to collect treasure, extra health and potions. Lying in inconspicuous places are weapons of varying power that help fend off the growing legion of monsters. His first weapon is an axe but this can be upgraded to a sword, war hammer or morning star, each of which is useful at certain moments.
Unlike most joystick warriors Torvak doesn't fight as fast as the fire button. Initially he’s beaten to the punch by even the slowest foe, which makes the fighting awkward but not exciting. Only by collecting speed-ups and better weapons can his reactions be improved.
There’s also the chance to pick up long-range shot potions, give the furry fella five or ten blasts of distance blade power. These are few and far between and are best saved for use against the end-of- level beasts, who are far tougher than their level-based brethren.
In a further variant to the hack- and-slash formula the exits of I each level get progressively harder to find, hidden away in subterranean vaults or on high ledges.
This makes mapping your route essential if you're going to find the quickest and safest way to the Necromancer. Torvak is not fighting a single battle here, but a drawn-out war of attrition. On top of slicing the Necromancer's lackeys, Torvak must negotiate the usual array of floating platforms, lethal lava pits and fatal waterfalls.
Torvak is a test of timing, where speed of sword stroke is not always the primary concern.
The stag is an end of level beast, who's easily killed with a potion.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Torvak is a heavy metal hero, complete with barrel chest and flowing locks. The backdrops grow more menacing by the level and show a healthy variety in design. Monsterwise Torvak's opponents never make it into the big league: they are well drawn but never reach terrifying status.
Finding the treasure tombstones can cause problems, because sometimes they are hidden behind the immediate foreground. But once you know what to look for there's precious little mystery. The on-screen slaughter is supported with a good range of tunes, but none captures the mood of a grief-stricken warrior on the vengeance trail.
CORE DESIGN £24.99 ¦ Joystick LASTING INTEREST Torvak effectively has fifteen levels to explore and five guardians to bash. Initially his lack of fighting speed hinders the killing, but power- ups soon cure that. The repetitive and weak monsters mean Torvak is a game for dogged battlers, exhibiting few nail-biting moments. Progress is simply a matter of repeatedly playing levels until the fastest and safest route becomes obvious.
JUDGEMENT Torvak the Warrior follows in the fabled footsteps of Rastan and chums. The formula has been followed rigidly, with few extras thrown in. The levels are subdivided into three with a guardian forming the fourth and final part of each section. The energy- eroding enemies are familiar friends, as is the ease with which they are dispatched. Generic similarity is not necessarily a bad thing, Rastan was a good game in its day, yet that was long ago and little has been added to help things evolve. This limits Torvak's gameplay to just a lot of leaping and chopping, a fact that seri
ously hampers the game's staying power. Trenton Webb GRAPHICS f| 7 SOUND ' J5 | INTELLECT 1 I ADDICTION 4 OVERALL 69% EPIC - A LEGEND BEYOND TIME A legend is born, a supremely advanced one-man slaifighter ol awesome power and destructive capabilities that, in the lighl hands will wreak havoc amoungst inter-galoctic liansgiessors - that legend is EPIC.
From Ihe development team which brought you F29 Retaliator now emerges EPIC - a sci-fi W extravaganza featuring I ¦ spectaculai graphics and si ur ining game- play. V ATARI ST ¦ CBM AMIGA OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL; 061 832 6633 FAX 061 834 0650 Amiga Repair within 12 days airs A500 £49.95 inc. VAT The official Commodore repair centre is now open for business At the Commodore National Repair Centre we hove over 100 highly trained technicians committed to repairing and maintaining your Amiga and C64 computers.
C64 £39.95 inc. VAT Free Software Our expertise and experience ensures that your computer is repaired to the highest standard for the lowest cost. And we will repair your equipment within 12 days.
One low payment covers diagnosis, repair, parts, labour and return carriage.
And as on extra bonus, if you reply before December 10th we'll send you an award winning software title.
To schedule a repair simply call the number below.
Be ready to give us your name, address, computer type, serial number and type of fault.
Call the Commodore National Repair Centre NOW on 0733 361216 Payment occepted by cheque, PO and credit cord. The charges are £39.95 for the C64, and £49.95 for the Amiga 500 ond remember, all calls prior to December 1 Oth receive FREE SOFTWARE c- Commodore s c XIPHOS ELECTRONIC ZOO £24.99 ¦ Joystick, Mouse or Keyboard Qons both welcome outsiders who want to help them in hunting the other side, rewarding successful killers with cash. This is how you will earn enough pennies to fuel your ship’s five-system star trek.
You also have to buy missiles and other weapons in order to earn money, in order to buy weapons, to earn money, to... The words “I quit!” blipped up on the screen in every Xiphon home one morning. The message came from their central controlling computer, Xiphos, which governed everything from their five-level, self-contained universe through to their pizza delivery service. In the resulting chaos what the Xiphons did was what any self-respecting civilisation would have done in the circumstances: start a civil war.
Disguised as a mercenary, you must fly a ship into the heart of the Xiphon galaxy, find the central computer and trash it. Information is sketchy, but what is known is that there are two main Xiphon factions, the Pios and the Qons.
From their starbase installations in orbit around the planet they fight in small-scale skirmishes. Pios and anything in sight. Initially your ship’s weapons are limited, as is the fuel supply, so economy of travel and careful preying on wounded battlers is advisable. You must also maximise the ship's resources, building up the credits that will allow you to get to the next star gate and one step closer to the planet Xiphos.
Trade is at the heart of the game: only by bartering for the best prices will the mission be feasible. When you want to trade, hail the nearest station and they will hook you up on the tractor beam to drag the ship in. Then it’s haggle time. You can't just pay the asking price, or you will end op getting burnt. Besides which, no- one will respect you. Xjphons only ever respect strength.
Ifs OK to bag victims from either side of the warring Xiphon factions and store the kill value to trade in at the opposition’s space stations, spending Pio kills at Qon bases and vice versa. Never, ever, under any circumstances, forget whose station you're on, because both races get touchy if they are offered their own dead.
Xiphos isn't just about zapping around the universe blasting at THE WONDERFUL WORLDS OF XIPHOS UO is space as we know it. Ul-5 are the five layers of the Xiphon system. GO (Gate 0) gives you access to U1 (Universe 1) and explorers must make their way to G1 in order to pass into the second-layer U2 system. Each gate exerts a 'gravitational' field effect. This means more energy is expended flying towards an exit gate than an entrance. For ease of comprehension among human pilots the two are viewed GRAPHICS AND SOUND This is a seriously smooth trip into the land of all that’s weird.
The 3D universe lets you ning off in all directions at eye-befuddling speed. The graphics make combat realistically tough No long laser duels here: ships flash past, making anticipation firing essential until you can afford homing missiles. The ships are well drawn in the vector style, as are the bases, and the further you get into the game, the more varied the designs become.
The control panel is laid out in classic Elite fashion, with the all- important radar clearly visible in the centre. Other controls are not so easily deciphered and make it tough on the monitoring front.
LASTING INTEREST There are five different universes to explore, which means there's plenty of flying and fighting before you finally have a chance to waste the computer. With the arts of war and commerce to maste' • -es leran potential by the score. Yet getting rich enough to buy the more exotic goodies is hard going - many pilots will be lost before you leave the first galaxy. Earning cash is directly dependent on killing, and since killing is , Mlcult. Initial appeal is limited.
Plus the ship starts out seriously weak so you must bag a couple of Xiphons just for a fuel top-up.
JUDGEMENT In the beginning there was Elite.
The software houses looked at it and realised it was a winner. With the genre now established many have tried to produce an Elite beater. Xiphos has better graphics, a stranger universe and great subtlety. Yet somehow this doesn't heip it beat its archetypal forerunner. The tradmg options are initially too limited with pilots caught in a never-ending cycle of killing and refuelling, unable to gather enough credits to make exploration possible. Realty it is a space-trading sim that is only for the seriously committed. Others will find it monstrously testing on the stamina front, even when they
are just trying to maintain enough energy to keep the ship running. Trenton Webb GRAPHICS 8 SOUND 3 INTELLECT ¦ ADDICTION OVERALL 80% Some cars, especially red ones, just sit there and beg “drive me” and the new, curvy Lotus Esprit Turbo is just such a motor. But if you take Gremlin's Challenge you won’t drive one at all - you'll drive two.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge sets a thoroughbred car in a head- to-head charge to the finish line.
You take the wheel of a spiffy shiny red sportster that’s racing against 19 cars of exactly the same spec, so winning is down to skill and not horsepower. Your task is to finish first after a preset number of laps, a possible stop for fuel, a few gut-churning hills, numerous hairpin bends, quite monumental amounts of atrocious driving by the computer cars and vast quantities of outrageous cheating by other human racer.
The two human-controlled cars have half a screen each. If the other guy gets ahead, you can see him scream off into the distance. If he's just behind, you can sneak a quick peek at his half of the screen to help avoid collisions. The white drone cars must be considered just as dangerous as, if not more dangerous than, their red human counterparts.
Designed to protect their racing line, they sweep out in front of you and slide into corners, cutting off overtaking routes.
LOTUS TURBO H ESPRIT CHALLENGE Winning isn’t the most important thing - it is the only thing. You start the first meeting placed last on the grid and must work your way through the field to finish at least 10th to qualify for the next race. This is no mean feat when there are cars blocking good starts and mad geeks cutting you up at every turn.
On longer courses there's the challenge of negotiating fuel stops and maintaining your place in the face of ever stiffer competition.
Your position in the last race determines your starting place for the next. Win a race and you kick off from the back of the grid. As you compete for the Lotus licence the tracks get ever more tortuous with sharper bends, nasty roadworks. Big rocks and huge signposts - all out to prang your car.
Damage is not a problem, but the ensuing loss of time is. If you tag a tree then your engine takes time to build the revs back up. The Lotus has legendary acceleration, but it's not fast enough to keep pace with those lucky people who manage to avoid the danger and stay on the road.
As the pressure to win builds, you have to try more outrageous passing manoeuvres and risk those time-devouring shunts.
Luckily your Lotus handles well, but everybody has these advantages so you must exploit them fully to get ahead.
To help players get the most out of their red speeders there is the choice of either manual or automatic gears, as well as two different styles of joystick control and a mouse option.
Four levels of difficulty (though that’s including practice) lend the game great variety, as does the number of totally insane race tracks. You’ll never notice them, though, because the car’s so swift everything becomes a blurr. Even the background and sound effects are completely ignored by drivers whose attention is locked into a race, because you’re too busy shouting obscenities at drone cars driven by nutters!
GREMLIN GRAPHICS £24.99 ¦ Joystick or Mouse Team Lotus get wnous they have to H they want to win. Look at the loser* trailing around in 15th place! It’s outrageous, you give a guy a shiny new ultra-fast supercar and what does he do? Drive it at a speed that makes Miss Daisy look reckless. Still, he does have another four laps to catch up. Even using all of the car’s power, manual gears and drift steering he still has to contend with the dangerously deranged computer drivers, who move into your way the split second you hoped they wouldn’t.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Lotus looks and sounds like the best straight racer ever to hit the strip. The cars are large but move with real speed. 160 mph actually looks like 160 mph, without any loss of control. The split-screen choice Is Inspired, allowing two drivers to go head- to-head and giving twice as much game without hindering the speed or view. With the action linked by some beautiful incidental screens showing the Lotus in its full glory. Turbo Esprit Challenge lives up to its great pedigree.
Sonically the game's no slouch either, offering a choice of in-game music - on the Lotus CO system, naturally. Best of all is the squeal of tyres as you push traction to the limit.
LASTING INTEREST Most racing games fall down hwavtfy here Blasting round a track amT fun for everyone and the rrovgfty wears thin after you've seen the same circuit 58 times Lotus has three levels of actual racing and wrth each degree of difficulty new tracks are added - easy has seven raceways, medium ten and tough fifteen. To win the entire game you have to score the most points over the fifteen-race hard' season, where even seeing the next track is an achievement. Yet even with all this variety, if you don't find high-speed high jinks massively appealing then the game will not weave its
spell on you.
JUDGEMENT Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is the best racing game yet. In a world filled with Out Suns and Chase Hqs it takes pole position without a doubt. The car itself, in real life, is in a class of Its own and the game captures that hand-crafted quality too. It Is a complete racing exercise with high-quality sound and pictures: but without the ability to adapt the car, or the curse of permanent crash damage.
Lotus remains simply a two player race game. Even so, it’s a race game that leaves all comers trailing in its tyre smoke. Trenton Webb Player One attacks, trying lor sighth place while Now, juat when you've got the hang of this racing Player Two atop* oti in the pita for some petrol. Lark they have to put rocks on the road. Not Fair!
GRAPHICS 9 SOUND 9 INTELLECT 2 ADDICTION S OVERALL 99% GRAPHICS AND SOUND James has style. The backgrounds are a sumptuous blend of coppers that span the spectrum and the sprites are colourful and exceptionally cute.
James swims smoothly - except when drunk on Jack Daniels - and picks stuff up with ease. The visuals have the backing of an excellent theme 'tuna' and brilliant underwater effects. Pond is a fish with class and the game shares his sophisticated look.
LASTING INTEREST James has 12 levels and the later ones are real sharks. Good players who are dead-dead-good gamers will finish it within weeks.
However, Pond has a secret up his scaley sleeve. In the very best Rainbow Islands tradition the whole game is littered with secret caves and gameplay touches that will both bemuse and amuse you.
In the same way that the graphics have been polished until they shine, the gameplan has been carefully worked, reworked and worked again, so although James doesn't win in terms of the game length stakes, he certainly does in depth'.
James Pond is a 'lakeonic’ secret agent with a ‘tail’ to tell. 'Pond’-er this, as the world’s greatest underwater agent he must 'sea' that the 'scales’ of justice are tipped in the good guys' favour. Cool and ef-'fish'-ent. He is licensed to 'gill'. (Good 'Cod' what a lot of fish jokes - Reader's voice).
Now Pond faces his greatest challenge yet: 12 missions that would even make a Great White blanch. A View to a Spill sets James against oil magnates as he has to plug a leaky pipeline, in Fishftnger it’s a battle to stop smugglers looting a sunken wreck, while Orchids are Forever sees the fearless fish fight the foes of the forests who are foraging for some frightfully fragile flora.
Licence to Bubble is Pond’s first mission. Dr Maybe, the world- famous mad, evil, megalomaniac the sea-bed is a treasure trove of trinkets and traps. Most turn into points at the touch of a tailfin but some, especially on the later levels, prove fatal.
The missions have time limits that are generous enough to encourage exploration, which is just as well because there's more to James Pond than meets the eye. James can nip home to save special items for use on later missions: there are also three styles of secret caves full of extra points, short cuts to higher levels and more hidden bonus points than it's possible to collect. James Pond will have to ‘trawl' every inch of the playing screen if he’s going to 'net' even a fraction of the points that need to be ‘hauled’.
JUDGEMENT James Pond is the first ot the Christmas cuties. He looks good, plays well and sounds spiffing too. The cute tone is backed with a sense of fun, which is what it is all about. Gargantuan brain- twisting games have their place, but so do the amusing tests of joystick control. Pond treads that 'fin' line between overt cuteness and tough game design: play it and you're ensured a 'whale' of a time! Trenton Webbed Feet JAMES POND UNDERWATER MILLENNIUM £24.99 ¦ Joystick scientist, has imprisoned six of Pond's lobster friends in pots and sent a crack team of restaurateur divers to pluck
them up from the sea-bed. James has to set his fishy friends free before the entrees are served.
Swimming around this underwater wonderland you'll notice it's full of junk and nasties. The overall playing area is surrounded by cliffs and caves, while the surface has small islands, which house pick-up points. The fish on a mission can swim in all directions and grab objects between his front fins. In this case he’s after the keys that will open the door to freedom for his crustacean chums.
James is forever blowing bubbles, which trap his enemies and a quick swish by the fish turns them into collectable point style goodies. The debris that lies on Gadus Morhua can be found in both the North Atlantic and the Baltic. Coloured brown with grey spots they can grow up to 1.5m in length and were formerly a staple foodstuff. Overfishing has led to a decline in numbers and an increase in price. Cod are a lonely breed and are renowned for their poor dress sense. The result of this is that they are only ever invited to dinner parties for all the wrong reasons.
Kay POWER'S FULL HOUSE OF TOP QUALITY SOFTWARE.
AVAILABLE NOW FROM POWER!
THE AMAZING AMIGA 3000 Our extensive range of Amiga software currently includes: We are proud to present Commodore's new workstation which comes with a full range of exciting features.
* * » ¦ i. • VfV • • vrfl, All Amiga 3000 machines come with
2MB of RAM, a built in hard disk and the high speed Workbench
v20. Ideal for the serious user or professional.
Features include: ¦ 16 & 25MHz Processor Speeds ¦ 40 or 100MB Hard Disk as standard I Workbench v2-0 included!
¦ 2MB RAM expandible on-board to 6MB!
¦ 68030 Processor with coprocessor ¦ Superhires Graphics with 1 MB RAM!
¦ Built in SCSI Interface Amiga 3000 16MHz40MB £2495 Amiga 3000 25MHz 40MB £2995 Amiga 3000 25MHz 100MB £3195 4MB RAM Expansion £195 WE ARE THE SPECIALISTS WHEN IT COMES TO PROGRESSIVE SOFTWARE. CANT SEE THE TITLE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR? CALL 0234 273000 AND OUR SALES TEAM WILL BE PLEASED TO HELP YOU.
16MB RAM Expansion £1195 The prices include VAT and 24 hour delivery* Art and Graphics Animagic .. £69 Comic Setter £49 Deluxe Photolab . £59 Digipaint3 £49 Elan Performer ... £30 Fantavision .. £29 Kara Fonts £49 ProVideo Plus .. £169 Pro Draw 2.0 ..... £100 Sculpt 4D Junior ..... £149 SCULPT-ANIMATE 4D ... £229 Turbo Silver . £99 X-Cad Designer .. £75 X-Cad Professional .... £229 Deluxe Paint III .... £85 Deluxe Video III .. £79 Digiview Gold V4 .... £100
Pixmate .... £35 Vista ... £50 Distant Suns £35 Word Processing, DTP 81 Business Home Accounts .. £29 Digicalc ..... £29 Excellence .. £160 Kindwords ... £45 Pen Pal ...... £79 Pagestream £139 Pagesetter 2.0 ..... £69 Pro Write 3.0 £89 Languages and Development Devpac Amiga .... £45 Lattice C V5 £149 Lattice C ++ ..... £250 Power Windows . £45 Hisoft Basic .. £55 Benchmark Modula 2 .. .....
£99 Utilities DOS 2 DOS ..... ..... £29 Cross DOS ...... ..... £24 X Copy . ..... £24 Quarterback 4.0 .... ..... £34 Workbench 1.3 ..... ... £15 Educational Math Talk £23.95 Math Odyssey ...... £24.50 Math-Amation...... £39.95 Math Wlizard £24.50 Arithmetic ...... £24.50 Algebra £24.50 Learn French .. £14.95 Letters for you ...... £19 95 Learning the Alphabet .
£14.95 Kinderama ..... £24.50 World Atlas .... £29.95 Word Master .. £24.50 Talking Storybook ... £14.95 Spell-A-Fari .... £19.95 At the Zoo ...... £19.95 Aesops Fables...... £24.50 Many more in stock - phone for details COMMODORE Call us now for more information or drop into our showroom for a demonstration.
* If stocks allow Monitor is not included Power Computing Ltd •
44a Stanley Street • Bedford • MK41 7RW Telephone 0234 273000 •
Fax 0234 270133 Orders and dealers enquiries welcome by
Telephone or Fax ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT • PRICES SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ' t.
THE AMIGA 2000 SPECIALISTS SOLE UK DISTRIBUTOR FOR GVP 16MHz, 28MHz, 33MHz Accelerate your Amiga up to 10 times normal speed!
Up to 8MB High speed 32 bit "nibble" RAM.
On-board AT interface for lightning fast hard disk access Optional 68882 Coprocessor 68030 POWER FOR YOUR AMIGA 2000 50MHz Now available!!
68030 ACCELERATOR BOARD 16MHz £499 28MHz £599 68030 WITH 4MB 32BIT RAM 28MHz £1495 33MHz £1795 50MHz £2199 AT HARD DRIVE for 68030 CARD 40MB £359 80MB £689 200MB £999 Phone for other combinations GVP SERIES 2 Fully SCSI Compatible Up to 8MB FAST RAM on-board High Speed "FAASTROM" controller Auto-boot from any FFS partition All combinations available Leaders the Home and Busi ers for the A2000 HARD CARDS 40MB £499 84MB £699 100MB £799 200MB £999 RAM MODULES 2MB £129 4MB £219 8MB £409 : R O M POWER ness Mar!
C e t Amiga B2000 £899 Extra internal floppy £49 XT Bridgeboard £299 AT Bridgeboard £699 600MB Optical Drive £3299 200MB Tape Streamer £699 VIDTECH SCANLOCK STATE OF THE ART AMIGA GENLOCK ¦ Broadcast quality video output ICD ICD ¦ PAL, NTSC, SVHS Compatible HARD CARDS RAM CARDS ¦ Handles all Amiga Graphics 40 MB £429 2MB £239 modes 84MB £649 4MB £349 ¦ Completely Eliminates video 100MB £759 6MB £459 dot crawl 200MB £949 8MB £549 SPECIAL OFFER !
BUY ANY B2000 SYSTEM & GET A 40MB HARD CARD FOR ONLY £349 NOW ONLY £759!
Power Computing Ltd • 44a Stanley Street • Bedford • MK41 7RW Telephone 0234 273000 • Fax 0234 270133 Orders and dealers enquiries welcome by Telephone or Fax ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND AMIGA 2000 PRICES INCLUDE 24 HOUR DELIVERY • PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Power's exclusive range of offers on floppy drives!
The Famous PC880 Power Drive! £55 NEW IN!
The dual 3.5" drive with power supply N v 1 I Special NEW circuitry to prevent that annoying click when the drive is empty I Isolating on-off switch I Thru' port for daisy chaining I 880K formatted!
ONLY £110 I Comes with free utility disk 112 Month warranty We also stock fully guaranteed Verbatim disks and a range of boxes, including: 40 Disks with lockable storage box - ONLY £29.95 15 Disks with storage box, for an unbeatable £9.95!
The A500 Internal drive kit £4 External 5.25" drive £9 MEMORY EXPANSIONS PRINTERS LC200 Colour £23!
LC24 10 £25!
XB 10-24 Colour£49!
Flexidump Amigi now available £CALI RAM card without clock: £29.95 M clock card with PC880 Power Drive £95!
RAM chips for the upgrade specialist!
1 x 1 Mbit RAMS £6.99 256 x 4 RAMS £5.99 Kickstart 1.3 ROM £39 GARY ROM £49 Plugs easily into your Amiga (Kickstart 1.3 & above) to give you the memory you need. Simple internal fitting NOW ONLY £89.95 The A500 Clock Card The Power Computing 512K RAM expansion Includes Battery Backed up clock!
VERY LOW PRICE £34.95 ICD ADRAM Memory Expansion The 1.5MB Expansion Board 1MB £139 2MB £179 4MB £249 6MB £489 Also in stock, an impressive range of automatic sh feeders, replacement ribbons and printer stands.
ILC200 Colour model I Parallel Cable 1200 sheets paper 1200 address labels I Delivery and VAT We are proud to present an offer you'll be proud to accept!
Glorious Colour Kit!
The new LC200 Colour Printer!
LC10 Colour Fabric Printing Kit ONLY £24.95 PLUS ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE POWER JJ0VSE DIRECT Power House is the fast expanding direct sales arm of Power Computing Ltd. With competitive prices, backed by large stocks and a trained sales and technical department. Our high speed computerised service makes Power the first stop for the Amiga enthusiast.
Call us now on 0234 273000 for advice on the very latest in software and peripherals.
..or Telephone 0234 273 POWER - the potential for your Amiga!
0 00 Basic Pack Super Pack Ultra Pack Mega Pack Hyper Pack With PC880, As above With PC880 Drive With PC880and512K With PC880 and 1.5MB LIMITEDTIME ONLY Hard Drive!
£379 £439 £465 £509 £879 Power Computing Ltd, Power House, 44a Stanley Street, Bedford, MK41 7RW.
1. 5MB and A590 SCREEN GEMS PACK ALSO AVAILABLE COMMODORE A590
20MB Hard Disk £379 NEW GVP SERIES 2 HARD DRIVE NEW!
.MTH UP TO 8MB RAM EXPANSION The "PPS" Framegrabber 0MB ¦ 20MB £499 ¦ 45MB £599 ¦ 80MB £849 2MB £619 £719 £969 ONLY £599 INC VAT 8MB £939 £999 £1289 ¦ Real-time Digitiser ¦ From Mono to 4096 Colours ¦ Many Image processing functions ¦ Compatible with major art packages Poslcode I Telephone i .
System owned ACCESSORIES The finishing touch Keep it covered! With this new hard wearing dust cover specially designed to fit snuggly over the Amiga Video Master now in stock Call for details Replacement 2 button mouse £20 Naksha Mouse £35 Optical mouse with pad £35 Anti-click' board for your internal or external drive - introductory offer £19.95 Power technical helpline Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm 0234 273248 Signature_ I would like to order Make Cheques Payable to Power Computing Ud I enclose a cheque PO tor £ MICROTEC
- flat v RFZESErs TS In con unction with Mutation Software mjtw!
Please rush me a copy of Bug-Bash Nudeus I enclose a cheque postal order for £12.99 plus £1.00 post and packaging NAME ADDRESS To order by Access or Visa RING POSTCODE Also available from your local computer store MICROTEC ENTERTAINMENT. 61 STROUD GREEN ROAD. LONDON N4 3EG.
S c be used. The unit can be moved anywhere within the ship, using its onboard laser to destroy droids and raiders. Additionally, any droid can be controlled temporarily by taking over its brain functions, allowing you to take advantage of its improved weapons and armour for a limited penod of time.
At the Space Shipping Federation control centre, disturbing things are happening.
Over the past few days broken, garbled messages have been coming through from the fleet.
Apparently, a strange force has taken over the systems that control the fleet’s droids and has turned them into renegades. The messages speak of ensuing panic as the droids wander the decks, blasting anything that moves. The crew has little chance of survival, but as long as there is sbl hope something must be done.
A rescue cruiser has been sent out to the fleet in an attempt to try and save any survivors, but primary scans of the ships show that all the crew members are dead. That’s not the only problem The fleet has also been invaded by pirate raiders.
This highly volatile situation means that beaming a standard attack force on board is much too risky, so an alternative plan has been devised. A remote control unit called an Influence Device wi In order to switch control to another droid, the Influence Device has to battle the host’s brain in a transfer sequence’. This is in the form of a two-sided circuit, with a column of lights in the centre. The object is to send energy pulses through the circuit to try and turn as much of the central column to your own colour as possible.
Success gives you control of the droid, but failure means that you are chucked off your current host and left as an Influence Device. If, however, you aren’t controlling a droid, you will be burnt out, thus endrg your mission.
If you manage to clear all the flecks of droids and raiders, then you can zoom off to a teleporter, ready to take on the next ship.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND The overhead scrolling view employed is strange You can pass under some of the scenery and the enemies don't appear until you turn a corner1 The graphics are very well drawn, with some excellent use of shading to make the droids and decks look suitably hard and metallic.
Those of you lucky enough to have one meg of memory - something of a must these days - have the added bonus of an enhanced droid library, with full-colour drawings of the robots along with their data.
The sound isn't quite as strong as it could have been, though. The tune and effects sound decidedly weedy at times, rather than having the booming sci-fi feel the game calls for.
LASTING INTEREST Your first instinct when playing the game is to storm in and blast everything in sight, but it soon becomes clear that all this manages to do is get you dead! Once you've got the grasp of both shooting and transferring, storming through the decks becomes far more fruitful and enjoyable. But even if you manage to clear one ship, there are still more to keep you playing for a while - and they’ve got vicious pirates on them. Arrgh!
JUDGEMENT On the eight-bit machines it has long been considered a classic game but now. With the extra power of the Amiga, new life has been injected into the game. The pace is more frantic, the game is bigger and the look is more polished, but all the gameplay that made the original a hit has been retained. If you haven't played the game before it may not be what you'd expect from your usual blaster, but have a try and you'll soon see what all the fuss was about. Maff Evans SOUND 5 INTELLECT S ADDICTION 8 OVERALL at%
• 9 90 The FOOL’S ERRAND GRAPHICS AND SOUND Graphically the game
is quite a treat. There are sections which entail rearranging
pleasantly drawn pictures from a jumble of constituent parts.
Others require the screen to be illuminated with all the
colours of the rainbow for no particular reason. As for sound,
well that's another story entirely. Dull, dull, dull. Loads of
late 1970s beeping and farting with not much else. It's a shame
really, because the mediaeval feel of the piece could have
benefited quite strongly from some lute music, or even the
occasional human voice.
LASTING INTEREST Once you've cracked the really easy, fairly simple, and reasonably cunning puzzles, which make up 60 per cent of the game, you have two choices: either plough through the word searches and other frustrating outings in order to complete the map: or wait for a torrentially rainy day and get back to them.
The game is undoubtedly addictive for the first day or two, after which it begins to wane.
Not to be binned, however, as the card game makes an interesting section in itself.
MILES COMPUTING £24.95 ¦ Mouse and keyboard Did you ever invest time and money in one of those puzzle mags which litter the shops at airports and railway stations? Well, this mystical version contains some 80 puzzles with everything the dedicated solvo-freak could wish for, from anagrams and word searches to reflex-testing and code-breaking.
Theoretically at least, there is a plot. There’s a bunch of reading to be done but don't skimp on this, otherwise you’ll merely find yourself moving from puzzle to puzzle with no rhyme or reason. Not unsurprisingly the story centres upon the fool and his errand.
At the beginning of the game you. The fool, are presented with the Sun’s map. The Sun is a tricky chappie and doesn’t want you to have all the clues in one go.
Unfortunately there are only 21 sections of the map available, they are all m chaos and they mean doodiey-sauat without the remaining 79. Qute simply, you have to solve 80 puzzles to complete the chart. On completion of each one several others are opened up to you and new pieces of the map come to light.
You can either move through the puzzles in the order in which they appear, or you can use the menu bar, at the top of the screen, to flip between the five sections, each of which contains a number of tricks.
Three of these puzzles really do catch the attention. One should be avoided by anyone who has an adverse reaction to strobe lights, or quick pelican crossings for that matter. It involves chasing numbered squares around the screen and then clicking on them with the mouse pointer.
The second sees you competing with an 'old man' at an arcane game of cards in which the rules are never explained.
The third sees you avoiding the red blob of death as it comes shooting out at you from the hidden recesses of the screen.
Again you have to click on it with the pointer. A hint here is to remember the menus.
The other 77 puzzles are a mixture of the absurdly easy - make an anagram from the letters OWOD, fer gawd's sake - to the irritatingly irritating: word searches with vegetables, would you believe. Still, pitching conundrums at a level which everyone will appreciate is a difficult task.
Once you've completed all the tasks and made sense out of the Sun's map you are treated to a lengthy animated end sequence, which chronicles the history of the Fool and gives you a warm tingly feeling inside.
JUDGEMENT There is supposed to be an element of strategy to it but this only really becomes apparent after the puzzles are solved.
The most positive feature of The Fool's Errand is the sheer number and variety of the puzzles. Get some mates round for the evening and see if you can crack it in one go. Aside from some qualms about the thin graphics and sound, the game is an intelligent use of the machine and should fire the imagination of any seasoned adventurer or student of the not-quite-so- straightforward in life. Tim Smith SOUND 3 INTELLECT 8 ADDICTION 8 OVERALL 70% rl dragon, K' Ivr.irrI n earjs.pl' Ihc fitnrlui i ALL PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE AND PACKING STATE OF THE ART FREE POSTAGE Amiga A500 Every Amiga sold
includes: WorkBench 1.3, Extras disk.
Tutorial disk all with manuals, Full one year warranty and mouse, free TV modulator with cable £349 inc. + free game Claim FREE game when you buy a SCREEN GEMS PACK Amiga Packs Flight of Fantasy F29 Retaliator Rainbow islands Deluxe Paint II Escape from the Robot Monsters £358 inc. Screen Gems Back to the Future II Shadow of the Beast II Days of Thunder _j A Vl-v Night Breed . NEW!
Deluxe Paint II vVVx £359 inc. POWER COMPUTING 2nd Drives Enable Disable Switch Through port.
£69 inc. CUMANA cax354 2nd Drives Enable Disable Switch Through port.
£75 inc.
M. E.S. RAM Upgrade
0. 5MB Exoansion enapie c saole switch plus £5 for cioc* £49 inc.
SPECIAL OFFERS Deluxe Paint II.£9.99 Blasteroids £4.99 FREE
GAME OR MOUSE MAT.
With every software order over £40 CAETWADE NEW SHOP PAI 1 FRS vHLLLnJ WELCOME 688 Atiack Sub.. .
£18 90 Jumping Jack Son £16 99 APB .... £1090 Knalaan £18 90 Adidas Champ Football £18 90 Kick Off £11 99 Adidas Tie Break... ... . £1890 Kick Off 2 (World Cup 90} £16 90 Altered Beast £12 99 Kick Off Extra Time £7 90 Anarchy £1799 Kid Gloves . £1099 Ant Heads (Data Disk ...... £12.99 Killing Game Show .
£18 90 Apprentice £16 90 Kings Quest IV.
£24 90 Aquanaut ...... £1890 Kings Quest Triple Pack £26 99 A'malyle ......£16.99 Klax £15.90 Axel's Magic Hammer . £9.99 Knight Force £1790 Baal £9.99 Knights of Crysiallion £21 99 Back to me Future 2 .. £18.90 Knights of Legend £20 90 Bad Company £18.90 Krystal .... £1490 Balance ot Pawe'1990 ...£21.90 Kult ... £1790 Barbarian 2 (Psygnosis) £ 18.90 Laser Squad..... £12 99 Bams Taie £10.99 Last Ninja 2. .
£1890 Bards Tale 2 ...... ...... £1890 Legend of Faerghaii £1890 Batman the Movie £1790 Lei5uresuii Larry 2 £24 90 Battle Master £21 90 Leisuresuit Larry 3 . .
£28 90 Beach Volley £11.99 Life and Death £21 90 Billy the Kid .
£18.90 Light Force. ... ...... £1790 Black Tiger ..£18.90 Lords ot the Rising Sun .... £14 95 Blade Warner .
.£18.90 Lost Dutchmans Mine . . £21 90 Blasteroids .. . £7 99 Lost Patrol ...... £1790 Blood Money .£11.99 Magic Fly .. £16.90 BlOCd wyCh ... £10.99 Magnum 4 £20 90 Bloodwycn Data Disk £9 99 Manchester Ulo £1790 Blue Angels . £1790 Manhunte' New York £21 90 Bomber . .... £21 90 Manhunter San Francisco ..... £22 99 Bomber (Data Disk) ..£1399 Matrix Marauders £1890 Breach?
£1890 Mncroprose Worldcup Soccer .....£16 90 BSS Jane Seymour ..... £1890 Midnight Resistance £1790 BudOkan £18.90 Midwinter ...... ..... £17.90 Cadaver £18.90 Might and Magic 2 ...... Millenium 2 2 ... £21 90 Captain Biooo ..... £6 99 ......£12 90 Capt ve £1890 Monty Pythons F|ymg Circus... £1890 Cartoon Capers .£1599 Mr Do Run Run £1790 Cast's master £18 90 Murder ......£1790 Cham,Dions Of Krynn ( MB) ..... £21.90 Neuromancer ... ... £18 90 Cnaos Strikes Back £1890 Nightbreed .. £16 90 Chase HQ
... £16 99 Ninja Spmt . .. ......£1690 Chronoauest . ... £14 99 Ninja Warnors ... ... £17 90 Chronoquest 2 £?t 90 Nitro £1890 Cloud Kingdoms ......£11 99 North ana South ..... £17 90 Codename lceman £24 99 Nuclear War ...... . £21 90 Colorado ...... £17 90 Operation Stealth ...... ..£1890 Combo Racer £17 90 Operation ThunderboH ..... £1790 Concueror £58 90 P47 Thunderbolt ..... .£17 90 Conquests of Cameio .....£27 90 Paradroia 90 ..... .£1790
Corpo'ation . £18 90 Pipemania ...... ..... £1790 Crack Down £17 90 Pirates.
..... £1790 Crazy Cars 2 £17 90 Pol.ce Quest 2 ..... £24 90 Cyborbali £16 99 Powerdnff ..... £1090 Damocles £18 90 Power monger .£2190 Dan Dare 3 £16 90 Projectyle £1790 Days of Thunder Defenders of ine Earth £21 90 Rambov islands ...... .... £1690 Ell 99 Reach For The Slars.. ... £18.90 Dragon Force .
£21 90 Red Storm R.stog . £18.90 Dragon Wars £18 90 Resolution 101 ..... . £17.90 Dragons Breath £21.90 Rick Dangerous II .. £1890 Dragons Lair (1 MB) £28 99 Robocop . £15 90 Dragons of Flame £18.90 Robocop 2 . Rocket Ranger ..... ..... £1890 Dungeon Master (1 MB| £16 99 £13 99 Dynasty Wars £17.90 Rorkes Drill £1790 E-Mot 0n £17.90 Roiox .
£16.90 E scape F«om Singes Castle £28 99 Escape Fmm the Robot Monsters £ 14 99 RVF Honda ...... £1699 Seven Gates of Jamba la £9 90 F16-Combat Pilot.
£17.90 Shadow of the Beast £1799 Fl9-Stealin Fighter £21 90 Shadow of the Beast 2 ...... £24 90 F29-Retaiiator £18.90 Shadow Warriors ..£18.90 Falcon . . . £19.90 Shoot Em Up Construction ...£20.90 Falcon Mission Disk £15.90 Sim. C.ty ..... ..£1999 Falcon Mission Disk 2 £16.90 Sim City Editor ... £11.99 Falcon Plus Mission Disk ... £29.99 Simulcra . £1890 Ferrari Formula One £16 90 Skidz ..... £1690 Final Battle.
£18.90 Sly Spy ...... Snow Strike ...... £17.90 Firo arid Brimstone £18.90 £17 90 Flight of me Intruder £21 90 Space Ace £29 90 Flimbo s Quest £18 90 Space Quosi 3 . .£24 99 Flood £18.90 Space Rogue £20.99 Future Basketball ....£16.99 Speeaball £14 90 Future Wars £17.90 Speedball2 £17 90 Ghost Busters 2 £17.90 Star Trek V ... £22 90 Ghosts and Gobims £18.90 Steel .
£11 90 Goblins and Ghouls £1890 Stnder .. £17 90 Gold ol me Americas .....£18.90 Stunt Car Racer £14 90 Grand National ..£1690 S ubbuteo. . £1790 Gravity ... ..£1399 Super Cars ...... ..... £1690 Gremlins 2 me New Batch £18 90 Super OH-Road Racer ... £16 90 Gunship .
. ... £15.99 Supremacy ...£21 90 Hammerfist £17 90 Switch Biaao . £12 90 Hard Dnvin .
...£11.95 Swords of Twilight . £t7 90 Haney Davidson .£2190 TD2’Califorma ..... .... £11 90 Heavy Metal ....£18 90 TD2-Musclecars £1190 Heroes . .....£20 90 TD2-Supercars ... ... £1190 Heroes Quest £24 90 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles £1990 Hillsfar . .....£18 90 Test Drive 2 ... .... £17 90 Hot Rod .... £17.90 The Coionols Boauest .
£28.90 Immortal .
£18.90 The Cycles.
£1390 Imperium ...... ..... £18 90 The Keep £1890 Indy Jones Action £13 99 Tne Plague ..... £17 90 indy Jones Adventure £1890 The.r Finest Hour .. .. £21 90 Infestation £18 90 Theme Pa'k Mystery..... £11 90 interpnaso iron Lora ...... £9 90 Thundersmk.o ... £1790 £18 90 Time Machine ..... £17.90 It Came From The DeseriHMeg) ...... £16 90 Toobln ... £11 99 Haiv 1990 ....£1790 Total Recall £18 90 Italy 1990 Winners Edition . £16 99 Tower of Babel ..... £1090 Ivan hoe ... £1790 mad Voi 2
£1790 Jack Nickalus .. £1890 Triad Vol 3 ..... £21 90 Jack Nicklaus Courses ... £1190 Turbo Outrun .. £1690 Judge Dredd .. £1690 Turrican ... £1790 Ring Now! Save Now!!!
(0742) 758100 or 700310 AFTER 6PM PHONE THE HOTLINE ON (0742) 424230 DELIVERY Tusker .£18 90 TV Sports Baseball £2190 TV Sports Basketball £1790 TV Sports Football ... .... £17 90 Ultima V £21.90 Ultima VI The False Prophet ..£21.90 UMS ll . . £19.90 Unreal £21.90 Untouchables .£1790 Vaxme . ...£ 18.90 Venom Wing ... £16 90 Venus Fly Trap £16.90 War Jeep £18.90 Warneaa £17 90 Weird Dreams .... £11.90 Wings £21 90 Wings Ol Fury ... £1890 Wioeojt ....
. £16 90 Wonderland £21 90 World Cup Soccer italia 90 £16.90 X-Out £17 90 Xenomorph £17 90 Xonon 2 £11 99 Xenopnobe £9 90 Zak McKraken ..... £17 90 Zombi £18 90 ART, LANGUAGES & VIDEO AMIGA AMOS STOS ..... £34 99 AMOS'STOS Vdi Digitize' . . .£79 99 Animagic . £66 99 Comic Setter £39 99 Deluxe Pamt 3 .. £49 99 Deluxe Photolab £49 99 Deluxe Print 2..... £39 99 Deluxe Video 3 ..£69 99 Digipaint 3 . €54 50 Digiview Gold V4 0 .... £ 119 00 Movie Seiler £39.99 Pagell'pper . F X
.£81 00 Pixmaie £39 99 Pro Video Plus ... . £169 00 Turbo Silver £99 00 TV Snow 2 . £59 99 TV Text Pal... £59 99 TV Text Professional £96.90 Video Title' .... £72 99 Vidi Amiga ST . £98 90 DTP, WORD PROCESSORS AND BUSINESS SOFTWARE OUR PRICE Excellence ....£155 00 Kmdwords V2 0 £34 99 Maxiplan 500 £59 00 MaxiplanPlus £109 99 Pen Pal . £99 00 Professional Page VI .3 .... £169 00 Protext V4 2 .. £69 99 Prowrite V2 5 £69.99 Publishers Choice ... £78 00 Scribble Platinum £39 99 Superbase 2 £59 99
Superbase Professional V3 c 159 90 The Works Platinum . £135.00 Transcript £32 99 Word Perfect V4 1 E159 00 JOYSTICKS A OTHER BITS..... 10 3 5' Unbranded KOA Disks ..... £5 20 100 3.5'Unbranded KOA Disks ...... £80 00 Mouse Mats (Blue,fled Grey |...... £4 50 Dust Cover (Amiga or ST) . £4.50 Dust Cover (Philips C MB833) £6 99 Disk Box 40 Cap. Lockable £5 99 Disk Box 80 Cap Lockable . £7 99 Navigator Konix .....£1299 Speedking Konix’Auto-Fire ... £11.99 Cruiser Black ......£9 99 Multi Coloured Cruiser £10.99 Qulckshoi II Turbo ... . £7 99 Quicksho! Ill
Turbo NEW £9.50 Ouickioy III Supercharger . £11.99 Ouickioy Jortrghter..... £13.95 Ouickjoy Suporboard £15.99 Compemtion P-o Extra-Clear £ 12 95 Philips CM6833 Colour Monitor £253.00 Philips TV Tuner lor CM8833 £39.00 Printer Cable ..... £6.99 Citizen 120D-- Printer £128 00 Star LC10 Printer . £159 99 Sta' LC10 Colour Printer ..£201 00 Slate Of The An has someone to answer your call from 9am to 10pm Ring now for the best service around.
Amiga, ST & PC Club News about new products, games, reviews and reduced prices.
All this for £5 when you buy from us. Newsletter is produced every two months.
Unreleased titles will be sent within 24hrs of release date.
To order send postal order or cheque to: State Of The Art 39 Hereford St, Off The Moor, SHEFFIELD, S1 4RR GRAPHICS AND SOUND Each course fits onto one screen, so many of the graphics are small. The cars look (and act) like little cartoons as they bounce around. Everything is smooth, however, and there are nice spot-effects for explosions, obstacles and so on. There is little in the way of post-holocaust atmosphere, though: it all seems rather jolly.
Vou're racing around an oil refinery. The red car's about to collect a spanner. This can be spent on missiles or turbos. Anything, in fact, to make your car faster and more dangerous than the others.
Sound is fine. A tense little tune attempts to remind you of the recent fate of mankind. The sounds of weaponry unleashed are OK, and enhance the cartoon feeling surrounding the game.
The sonics don't detract from the gameplay. But don’t add a great deal either.
LASTING INTEREST Each new circuit poses its own hazards, and your opponents often take some beating, so there is instant addictiveness. However, once you have seen the courses and survived, there is nothing else to do except go round again.
On later levels the computer cars speed up to Senna-like velocities, making it virtually impossible to win. Even with missiles.
Racing a flesh-and-blood opponent is more satisfying, as it can develop (or degenerate) into static warfare. But ultimately this DOMARK £19.99 ¦ Joystick and Keyboard too is of limited enjoyment.
Once again, nuclear war has broken out. The planet Earth is trashed. Staying alive has become the ultimate struggle. But the Badlands survivors can’t be bothered with finding sufficient food and shelter to enable them to continue the human race. Instead they build very powerful and dangerous cars, take them to hazardous racing circuits and use them to try to kill each other.
There are eight of these perilous circuits bulldozed through the Badlands, the derelict remains of the previous civilisation. Each circuit can have eight hideously blasted backgrounds. Not the sort of place you’d let your kids romp around after dark.
The first circuit is right in the wasted heart of the city. The three competing cars line up, waiting for toe off. Suddenly the race is .nder way. Full power sends you swdding into the first bend. You avoid the oil spills on the course, only to slide into live electrical cables which have fallen into your path. You grind to a halt as your enemies stream past. Open fire with the roof-mounted cannon (fitted as standard) and you might still be in with a chance!
Either one or two players may participate, with the other carls) being controlled by the computer.
You can select the joystick configuration that you prefer: the fire button can either be used to loose off weaponry, or to accelerate. You can, of course, opt for keyboard control instead.
Each race is over four laps and you must collect the spanner symbols which appear around the track. These are also the prizes awarded to the winner and runner-up. Collect enough, and you can afford the optional extras to enhance your vehicle. Guided missiles come in packs of four; they destroy any car within range, forcing a new one to be airlifted in to where the old one died. This takes valuable seconds, giving everyone else an advantage. Shields can, however, be purchased. These are temporarily impervious to missiles.
Other equipment enhances the performance of your set of wheels. Speed boost, new tyres and turbos all enable you to burn past those which you haven't already destroyed.
The next circuit is an oil refinery. Using your weapons here might cause fires of Red Adair proportions, so be careful. If you survive, you'll get to race around a volcano, a military compound and even a prison. All have unique and rather nasty hazards.
JUDGEMENT This form of highly dangerous sprint-racing in an (irrelevantly) radiation-blasted world is addictive and fun once you start to win. But, further on, when you start to lose, and when all the circuits start to look the same, you find the thrill palling somewhat. There isn’t that much gear you can buy for the car, so you don’t really progress: you just try to keep surviving through to the next race. Badlands is quite a fun little arcade game, but.
Unfortunately, has a rather short half-life. There just isn't enough variety. James Leach GRAPHICS 5 SOUND 5 INTELLECT 3 ADDICTION 4 OVERALL 46% 93 DECEMBE R 1990 Mogwai don't get mad, they get silly. Way back in the mists of time (1984!) The lovable rogues terrorised a town after getting wet and turning into Gremlins. Gizmo (hurrah!), the original Mogwai from whence the Gremlins sprang, has now been captured by an evil scientist (boo!)
And - guess what? He's been and gawn and got soaked once more (gasp!) The only hope is to collect the five parts of Gizmo's magic box, which could just save the day.
SCREENPLAY Now Billy (yipee!), the human hero of the first outing, has to stop the Grems overrunning a shopping mall. Using a torch (bright light!) He has to clear the place store by store. Dashing horizontally about each floor, picking up different weapons (tomatoes, frisbees and phones), he must clear a path to the next lift, leaping on desks.
Filing cabinets and platforms to avoid the Gremlins’ attacks.
The Gremlins are wild, wicked and witty. Once they have finished ransacking the shopping mall they have masses of death-dealing tricks up their furry sleeves.
Skateboarders, rocket riders, pogostickers, jetpackers and bomb throwers are just some of the creatures that are both hilarious and invariably fatal.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Sound effects rarely make a game but the Gremlins' giggles lift it gloriously. Deaths are accompanied with a growled “Bye bye, Billy!" And a chorus of evil laughter. Backing up the realistic Gremmo tittering are some brilliant Gremlin sprites, they actually look real. They move in mischievous ways, which makes up for the functional scenery, supplying an eye-catching focus for the game.
Gremlins has one major graphic fault, a flick-scroll system that irritates in the way only flick screens can. The screen can be clear of critters, with Billy one pixel away from the edge of the screen, when a Gremlin decides to bounce on. The result is a death that you could not foresee or avoid, which makes the game considerably harder and massively more frustrating.
LASTING INTEREST Killing Gremlins is hard going.
They are unpredictable little tykes who always home in on Billy. The toughness of the gameplay and the clumsiness of the scrolling combine to make collecting the five parts of Gizmo's box, each of which lives on its own level, a practical impossibility. It's fun but too frustrating. Especially as they keep laughing at your every mistake!
Spot on in both the graphic and sound departments. The Grems translate perfectly into sprites and their anarchic antics are amusing and annoying. Elite may have fallen victim to a Gremlin themselves because it's way too tough, protecting the Gremlins from Billy's bright light forever.
Trenton Webb MILLENNIUM C24.99 ¦ Joystick or keyboard Tits world's gone mad. All the the squares to make them needy dimmed lawns have revert one stage closer to turned fimy colours, the duck normal. Some patches may pond has become toxic and take multiple bounces to clean bombs are fading out of the up, others take just one.
Sky. Fmart, our yellow blobby The tricky bit is controlling Filbert get* mad when his garden gee* from green to wierd. Now he hero, must bounce around the bounce of our Fil' and mu*t bounce on each and every patch to gel it beck lo normal, putting every square foot of working out which of the bits Mannix can be a puzzle game, diverting game but never turf back die nay it ought to that drop from the sky are a a two-player competition or an really captures that mad addic- be - namely gram. Help: cups of tea, for example, ongoing challenge to clean up tive hook alluded to in the title, The
gardens are isometric make everything seem all the whole garden. There are which is a shame - young 3D areas cid ado small right, while both the Ninja and 128 different screens to clean. Filbert certainly has promise, screen-sized Mocks. You play Viking Warrior chaps are an plus a variety of soundtracks but he doesn't really shine, screen by screen, bouncinc on obvious danger, and a customise option. It’s a Trenton Webb GRAPHICS 7 SOUND 7 INTELLECT 5 ADDICTION 4 OVERALL 69% 94 AMIGA RTRfvPJ DECEMBER 1990 Joysticks EUROPE’S TOP SV120 JUNIOR STICK Twin Fire Buttons Handheld _ __ SV.
401-SG Fighter For Sega 6 Microswitches Autolire
L. E.D. Function Indicators £14 95 SELLING RANGE SV 12SSUPERBOARD
10 Microswitches Digital Stopwatch Autolire £17-95 SV 127 TOP
STAR Steel Shatt Microswilches Autotire £23 95 SV126JETFIGHTER
6 Microswitches New Pilot Grip Autotire £13-95
SV.I28-MEGABOARD 8 Microswitches Stopwatch 8 Countdown Timer
Autolire £24-95 SV.119JUNIOR Twin Fire Buttons £4-95 SV
124-TURBO 6 Microswitches Autolire
* Now available Irom Selected Branches ol ____.
W11 SM I I I I • MT*l |,|,|-l«l • BOOTS • PLUS When the Kriegsmarine U- boats prowled the seas during World War II, they hunted like a wolfpack. Attacking in waves, they would first wound and then sink their prey. By interrupting the flow of materials vital to the war effort, U-boats sought to siege Britain into submission.
For submarine captains this was the 'Happy Time’ when convoys provided easy pickings and the Wolves’ ruled the waves. After D-Day the introduction of sonar and radar systems forced a change of tactics and the packs started hitting military targets, often at the cost of their own lives.
Submarine warfare is a game of cat-and-mouse played with 1000-ton ships. In Wolfpack you can take command of either the ships or the U-boats. The submarines must second guess the surface shipping's every move and set up ambushes. The surface sr os must anticipate the sub- and either flee or fight.
As commander of the sub, you must use your vessel’s limited capabilities - which vary as the war continues - to maximum effect. Surface ships' captains use new technology, improving weaponry and their knowledge of sub formations to keep the Wolves away from the civilian ships.
Each battle is fought as an individual scenario. Victories for the Allies are scored when the convoy reaches its destination or the time limit expires. The U-boats win by sinking at least 50% of the ships. The odds may seem stacked against the submariners, but they always strike first.
A strategy element is added to the simulation with each commander having control over a number of vessels, rather than being stuck with just the one. The ships in your charge run on preselected orders, which they follow until you take the bridge. Submarines with a human at the helm can sneak in for a torpedo shot or surface for a pop with the deck cannon. Drone sub- mariness can only anchor, patrol and shadow the convoy. Some commands, though, may be disobeyed by the occasional computer captain if a ship makes itself a target. Surface shipping has a similar limited list of 'group com
mands', the brevity of which actually helps make the larger convoys manageable. The only orders that seem to be disobeyed is sinking without permission!
Over a series of preset missions commanders can explore the possibilities of underwater warfare, with the chance to play both the hunter and the hunted. After these have been beaten it's time to delve into the construction set and build some serious scenarios.
Using the parameters explored in the pre-set modules you can build stupid one-sided battles that would test the mettle of the best. It even allows for duels between two captains, with one hunting the other on the open seas.
GRAPHICS AND SOUND Clear and easily-accessed controls are vital if a sim is to succeed. In Wolfpack all the commands are clicked onto the various dials and gauges. Once you’re used to their positioning, orders can be sent far faster than it's possible for the ships to respond. The window on the world, which represents a periscope view, is small but clear enough for lining up shots.
Stirring music introduces Wolfpack, the kind of tune that accompanies all those xenophobic war movies, setting the scene perfectly for some 'Jerry' or 'Tommy' bashing.
LASTING INTEREST The limited number of preset missions shouldn't be used as a measure of Wolfpack's depth.
Most of the gameplay parameters are touched upon in these ready-built missions, but are far from fully explored. As trainers, the ‘ready to run' modules are complex enough to teach the basics of naval war, yet playable enough to be fun. Even when the tactics become obvious, there's always the tricky task of implementing them.
WOLFPACK MIRRORSOFT ¦ £24.99 Mouse or keyboard JUDGEMENT Submarine sims will always be curious beasts as they lack the gut-wrenching sensations associated with flying or driving. The hunting is tough enough to stop players destroying the cream of the Allied navies first time out.
But with practice it is distinctly possible. Luckily Wolfpack is free from the technophile tendencies that sinks so many simulators, where gameplay is sacrificed to absolute accuracy. Wolfpack, quite correctly, uses the multiple ship strategy elements to supplement its gameplay quotient and is not an in-depth investigation of WW II diesel engines. The sub simulator itself is strong enough to justify the game and the strategy is an excellent second string to its bow. Trenton Webb GRAPHICS 7 SOUND 6 INTELLECT 9 ADDICTION 7 OVERALL 83% X-COPY PROFESSIONAL The essential package for all your
BACK-UP needs!
Now includes HARD DISC BACKUP & FILE BACKUP.
CV-HOT
* The most comprehensive back up utility includes floppy disc
backup, hard disc backup and file backup. *Also backs up ST,
IBM etc discs. *Checks discs for errors. Optimises data for
faster loading. *Fast formatting. Copies up to 4 discs in 48
seconds. *Full update service available.
X-COPY PROFESSIONAL caters for all your needs, included in the package is a small hardware interface that plugs into the external disc drive port at the rear of the Amiga and your external disc drive (if you have one) plugs into the back of the interface. This allows the DIGITAL BIT IMAGE COPY MODE to use the ADAPTIVE PULSE WIDTH MODULATION routines to backup virtually all known discs.
AVAILABLE NOW ONLY £39.99 PLUS £1.00 POSTAGE AND PACKING 1988 COPYRIGHT ACT. Siren Software neither condones nor authorises the use of its software for the reproduction of copyrighted software. The facilities offered by X-Copy Pro are intended to back jp users own software, PD Software & other such programs where permission had been given. It is illegal to make copies of copyrighted material without the permission of the copyright holder.
X-COPY PROFESSIONAL IS THE BEST, GUARANTEED OUR GUARANTEE:- At time of purchase, if your can find a program that is more powerful than X-COPY PRO we will refund your money.
Ordering X-COPY PROFESSIONAL Name ... Address.
Access Visa orders con be placed by telephon- ig 061 228 1831. For moil order, fill in the order form and send with o cheque or postal o-der to:- Siren Software, 84-86 Princess St. Manchester Ml 6NG. England TtsT ...RESTS ON OUR NAME!
When it comes to mice and scanners, Naksha clearly lead the way. Naksha build mice and scanners with high precision designs and the very best components.
RFORMANCE & SUPERIOR QUALITY... The Naksha Upgrade Mouse is silky smooth, operating at a high 280dpi resolution. Supplied with Mouse Mat and Pocket. No Cables No Fuss. Simply plug in and go.
Naksha Scanners with a switchable resolution between 200 and 4(M)dpi halftones and dual roller tracking, remain straight and true. Naksha Scanners come supplied with interface, "express IT" software and either Degas Elite* or Deluxe Paint 11*.
The Naksha Mouse and Scanner are available for both the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST range of computers.
For further information call (0925) 56398 OR any of our distributors listed below for your nearest dealer OR visit any Dixons, Harrods, Selfridges. Bentalls or Makro store.
Degas Elite supplied for Atari Deluxe Paint supplied for Amiga.
Naksha (U.K.) Limited, 29 The Wharf, Warrington WA1 2HT. Tel: 0925 56398 Fax: 0925 574375 GEM (02794428421 CENTRES! ET(021 625 3399)• SD1.(081 3003.399)-ZCL(0543 414817) LAZER(0404 46660) HBMARKETING (0753 686000) GARWOOD(0245460 ’) AVSIIIMA t'K (0376 502050)-ADDONS(070.3 620202) I.EISI KESOFT(0604768711) MULTIMEDIA(0908261010) LIBERTY (0753 586805) LIGHTWAVE (051 6,30 5003)-COLl Mill s(045" 860.300) MCD(0268590091)- AV MARKETING (0279 452733) ' hide marks and Registered Trade Marks are acknowledged DN YOUR DISK ULTIMATE RIDE he ‘astest, smoothest bike game in a long ¦» Can't wait until
Mindscape get the waned copy with ail the courses and bikes awr from the States? Try it here first... HUMANS SAMPLER M Things specialise in producing high- Moty animations. If you own Deluxe Paint L you'll find this quite an eye-opener when
- eating your very own animations.
HISOFT BASIC EDITOR you've never got on with Ed, the text Ator that comes with the Amiga, you'll find B very useful for writing and editing text let It’s just a sample of the power of (Soft's Basic tools.
PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGER bos keep track on expenditure and may at convince you that recording your debits
• C credits is a good idea.
SEARCH conjunction with his feature on ngaDOS directories on Page 209, Paul ¦wraa boldly goes where no Dir command b gone before.
ERR hat's up, Doc? Not too sure of what all lese Lattice C error messages mean? This wad help and might speed up your devel- p-ent time considerably.
PIC OF THE MONTH »y tracing strikes again, with a hi-res HAM icture that will amaze you with its quality.
GETTING STARTED w Ultimate Ride playable game demo is ¦f sooting: all you have to do Is turn off ¦ machine, insert the Coverdisk and ¦tch on. If only It could all be that simple!
I get to the rest of the programs on the r»erdisk. You will have to load in your »r« bench disk first. For readers with one »*« disk-swapping has been kept to a mmum and generally isn’t necessary Mr a program has finished loading.
¦ UP TO I £800 tark you've got what it takes to write tor
* Amiga Format Coverdisk? Get your rtc-amming tools out and prove
what bl can do, and earn yourself some cash r me process. We re
after Workbench ¦cxs. Demos, utilities, games, game Hats... You
could earn up to £800! Turn I -age 105 for details.
BACK UP YOUR COVERDISK IMMEDIATELY!!!
CON'T KNOW HOW? SEE P 105 FAST!
ENSURE YOU WRITE-PROTECT YOUR DISK BEFORE USE!
EXTRA From motorbikes to moving men, from programming in Basic to personal finance, this month’s Coverdisk is packed with 880K of variety. PAT MCDONALD is your techie-inclined guide to the goodies.
ULTIMATE RIDE PROGRAM: MINDSCAPE. FILES FAR TOO MANY TO UST!
Grab your leather and your lid, press the starter and ride free!
This is a sneak preview of a real big biker's game, which eventually will feature lots of different bikes, circuits and features.
On booting, the program will display a few screens showing the options of the full game. Only when a rider's view is displayed can you start doing things - it's a race on British roads with typical countryside hazards astride a Yamaha FZR400.
Controls are easy - just push the joystick forwards to accelerate, pull back to brake and tilt to lean the bike around the corners.
Be warned that staying at 183 MPH cuts down on manouevrability and you really do have to ride the machine properly.
Don’t be surprised if you encounter a flashy sports car - them trendies get everywhere.
Just lean a little, hit the throttle and watch them disappear on your rear-view mirrors.
Remember, you are riding on the country roads of our own Sceptred Isle, so quite apart from the twist and turns and ups and downs of the landscape you will also have to avoid the sheep and cows that have an unpleasant tendency to wander onto the roadway. Go carefully!
EXTRA HUMANS SAMPLER PROGRAM: RGB STUDIOS FILES: 1 WILOMAN. ANIM 2.SHORTS.ABR. 3.NEWHEAD.ABR, 4.RE-HEADING.PIC, 5.BROLLYBITS.PIC,
6. STREETSCROLL.ABR. 7.BUS.BR, REALTHINGS.DOC,
REALTHINGS.DOC.INFO If you're impressed with that and would
like to see the animation transformed into a man running after
a bus, load up Workbench, put your Coverdisk into any disk
drive and doubleclick on the realthmgs.doc icon. This contains
a complete tutorial on loading js the extra files into DPIII.
Please note: since we have a very limited amount of space, there isn't a 'Humans Sampler' drawer on the Coverdisk
- all the Coverdisk files are in one big directory, along with
every other file. Apologies, but there was very little
alternative.
Okay, okay, so this is only any good if you’ve got Deluxe Paint III.
However, it’s a very intriguing set of files that might get you to dust off an unused paint package and start using it to create your own animations. The IFF files could be used in other paint programs.
The first thing to do is load Deluxe Paint III. Select the lowest resolution with 16 colours. Then go to the ANIM menu, and then load l.wildman.anim from the Coverdisk. After it’s loaded, press the number [4] key at the top of the keyboard (not F4) and you'll see him jogging merrily along.
PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGER PROGRAM MICRODEAL FILES: PFM.DEMO, PFM.DEMO.INFO. PFM README, PFM README.INFO, EXAMPLE.MNY Personal Finance Manager is a new kind of database program specially created to handle personal bank accounts, savings accounts, credit card transactions and many other similar applications. Standing Orders are automatically posted to your account without you having to remember them and you can create over 100 budgets, for evaluation with instant graphical reports.
When it’s time to check PFM against an official statement, it will even work out which transactions have not yet cleared. In short, PFM takes the hard work out of managing your accounts. You enter the data, PFM does the rest.
The demo on this disk has been created to give you a flavour of PFM. What follows is necessarily a brief tutorial with extracts from the manual. For the full explanation of the program’s features and procedures, refer to the product manual. To get into the program as quickly as possible, follow these instructions: 1: Run PFM and click [OK] in the credits box.
2: Confirm the system date with [OK] or enter your own, then (OK].
3: Double-click on "Example.MNY” in the file selector box.
4: Select 'Budget Comparison' from the REPORT menu and then decrease the size of the resulting window to gain some space.
5: Select 'Entry Distribution' from the REPORT menu. Decrease and move this window too.
6: Select 'Balance Plof from the REPORT menu. Ditto.
For this and lots more information on how to get the best out of the demo, plus more information on the full-sized product, take a look at the readme file on the disk. It’s very comprehensive indeed. The curious might also wish to see the full review of PFM on Page 219.
SEARCH AUTHOR: PAUL OVERAA FILES: SEARCH. SEARCH.C. SEARCH README. SEARCH README.INFO Wassis then? There’s no icon for it, which means that you have to use it from the dreaded CLI or Shell.
But that's on a Workbench disk!
Yep, you've guessed it, no space for a CU on the Coverdisk, so the first thxig you have to do is copy it onto a Workbench disk.
But what is it? Search is a very clever recursive C program (the source code for it is the file Search.c. for cunous readers and programmer types). It searches through disks for particular kinds of data files, namely graphics or sounds files. This is very handy for finding files that you know are on disks, but are hidden in some obscure directory.
Right, so how about copying it onto a Workbench disk - not the original, just a working copy of Workbench? Go into the CU (click on the Workbenchl.3 icon, click on the system drawer, and there's the CLI) and type: COPY FROM COVERDISK 17:SEARCH TO WORKBENCH1.3:c The drive will spin, a requester for the Coverdisk will appear. Pop the Coverdisk in the drive (any drive if you have more than one) and the file will be read. Put your Workbench disk back in when requested, and the program will be placed in the c directory, where all the CLI commands live.
Search looks for MIDI files and a number of common IFF file types (ILBM pictures, 8SVX sound samples, SMUS files etc). To use it just type SEARCH followed by the disk drive to be looked at.
SEARCH DFO:, for example will search drive zero, the internal drive of an A500.
If you are searching a hard disk, or even a floppy with many files and nested directories, then Search may take a minute or two, but it'll be a lot quicker than any other method! Redirect the output to a disk file if you happen to need a permanent copy: SEARCH RAM:output DFO: This will send the results to a ramdisk file called 'output'.
More information on what Search is and does can be found in the piece on Page 209.
EXTRA BASIC EDITOR PROGRAM: HISOFT FILES: POWER BASIC, POWER BASIC.INFO. READ ME, READ.ME.INFO, PBASIC.INF This Is a demo version ol the editor Included with Power Basic.
Thetull version ol Power Basic gives a fully integrated editing and compilation environment. The compiler is invoked by selecting compile Irom the program menu.
After the compilation, any errors which occured are reported back to the editor, so that each one may De corrected simply by pressing Amiga-J or selecting Jump to Error' Irom the Program menu.
The editor is easy to use, with many commands, including: Cursor commands: Use the cursor to move about your document wherever you desire Page up - Ctrl-R or Shitt-up arrow Page down - Ctrl-C or Shitt-down arrow Word left - Shift-left arrow Word right - Shift-right arrow Goto start ol line - Ctrl-left arrow Goto end of line - Ctrl-right arrow Goto top of file - Right-Amiga-T Goto end ol lile - Right-Amiga-B Goto to a line - Right-Amiga-G Delete Commands: Delete line - Ctrl-Y UnDelete line - Ctrl-U Delete to end ol line - Ctrl-Q Delete all text - New Irom Project menu Block Commands: Begin
block - Ft End block - F2 Save block - F3 Copy block - F4 Delete block - Shift-F3 Paste block - F5 Remember block - Shitt-F4 Print block - Right-Amiga-W Disk Commands: Load text - Right-Amiga-L Save text as - Right-Amiga-S Save text - Shlft-right-Amiga-S Insert text - Right-Amiga-I Search & Replace: Search - Right-Amiga-F Replace - Right-Amiga-R Find next - Right-Amiga-N Find previous - Right-Amiga-P Miscellaneous Preferences command - Preferences Irom Options menu Tab setting - Set tab spacing Text butler size - Maximum text butler size Backups - Selects whether backups are made Auto indent -
Auto-indentation mode End ol line - Cursor wraps stops at end ol line Auto lull size - Window is autoopened full size when started Save - Save preferences to disk ERR AUTHOR: BRIAN COBURN OAC) FILES: ERR. ERR.DOC. ERR.DOC INFO This is one for the techies or even, to be yet more precise, techies who program using Lattice C. There's no icon for it, because it's not usable as is - it needs to be copied onto a Lattice C work disk.
Right, over to you Brian - in your own words, in your own time... "First thing is to place this program on your Lattice C working disk in the C directory where it can be called as a standard CLI command. To use the command type ERR ( opt),( opt),( opt) where each option (opt) stated is a number between 1 and 94 separated by a comma, ie: ERR 1,2,3 which will give the result of displaying the errors 1, 2 and 3 from the Lattice manual. On the CLI screen you can, of course, use only one or two options with the same results.
_l have kept the description of the errors as they come in the Lattice C Manual. If you make an error in typing or used the standard question mark (?), the program will give you the usage.
The whole box of tricks costs Just £469rrp from your nearest Roland CM dealer.
“Please note that the text data used in this program is still under the copyright of Lattice C Inc. If you sell this program you are breaking the law. If you give it to a friend please include this file.
Roland “If you would like to see other program utilities written and enough requests come in to me I will be glad to oblige. I can be contacted using the address below.” The address is: QAC Deal Cottage, Bridges Luxluyan, Nr Bodmin Cornwall PL30 5EF We've got your act together All you need to make music on your Amiga.
Roland have put the world s leading synthesizer technology Into a series of computer peripherals Anyone wtth an Amiga becomes a musical wizard - no need for a concert pianist s technique, no need to read music.
To get you started, we've packaged the CM-32L LA sound module (the equivalent of an 8-piece band plus drums) with Dr T's Tiger Cub L sequencer and Copyist Apprentice score-wrtter software, a desktop accessory disk and all the leads you need to run the system _ through your hi-fi.
THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AMIGA this and more... The Amiga's History Software Creativity guides for beginners and experts: Word Processors • DTP • Graphics • Digitisers • Scanners • Music • Databases • Spreadsheets • Accounts • Video • Education • Multimedia The Amiga Inside and Out: Beginners • The Chips • Easy Workbench and CLI • Hardware Upgrades
• Printers • Programming Languages • Games Programming •
Communications • Emulators • Odd uses for the Amiga The Public
Domain Scene Workbench: Top Tips for Software and Hardware
Gamebusters: 100 top games tipped Get the Most out of Your
Amiga has been hand crafted by Amiga Formats Deputy Editor
Damien Noonan to be the most complete guide to using the Amiga.
In 172 information-packed pages it aims to provide advice on all aspects of the Amiga scene: what software to buy, how you can get it free through the PD libraries, how to solve those tricky technical problems, where you’re going wrong with a game you can’t beat.
You can get all this for the bargain price of only £9.95. Alternatively, for a mere £4 more you can also have two 880K disks absolutely packed with the most useful utilities and the most entertaining programs, carefully picked to be the essential collection from the PD and elsewhere.
Start getting the most out of your Amiga!
Name: BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE) Address:_________________ Postcode:.
Telephone:___________ I enclose a cheque for £ .. My credit card number is: Expiry date:_________ Signed: ____________ ?
I wish to pay by Access Visa" Cpiease delete as appropriateI ?
PRIORITY ORDER FORM LIMITED PERIOD OFFER: This money-saving offer is open !o AMIGA FORMAT readers only until 31 October 1990. After this date, GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AMIGA will be available at full price only.
Please send your order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Yes. I would like to order_________copy copies of GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AMIGA at the recommended price of £9.95. (Please add £1.45 per copy to cover p&p.J SAVE £1.50 Yes, I would like to order _ copy copies of GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AMIGA plus two disks at the special reduced price of £12.45 (Please add £1.45 per copy to cover pip.)
If paying by cheque, please enclose payment with this card in a sealed envelope addressed to: AMIGA FORMAT Book Offar, FREEPOST. Future Publishing Ltd. The Old Barn, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7BR. (No stamp is needed if the letter is posted in the UK.) Please allow up to 28 days for delivery.
DISK ¦ EXTRA I PIC OF THE MONTH The best art entry received was Cosy from Phil Camp who lives in Bristol. Original in its full glory, just click on the COSY icon on the Workbench. It Because magazine printing techniques can't keep up with the Amiga, the you think you can do better, send your pictures to us at 30 Monmouth picture below is actually cut down in terms ot quality - but to see the Street, Bath BA1 2BW. Keep them graphics coming!
Eal hings JL m JL ANIMATION RealThings HUMANS £29.95 vat RealThings 3IRDS £29.95 vat RealThings HORSES £24.95 vat
- ralThings PAL to run in leiuxe Paint III "They've done il
again!" This time. HUMANS.
Hard to capture, but easy to use. Realism in human movement is "on file" in the latest RealThings issue.
Big subject, humans. So begin with Adam - and.
Of course. Eve. Then go on. Creatively, from there.
HUMANS Credit Cards Telephone 082 581 2666124 hours) Mail Order CASH WITH ORDER cheque or P.O. to address oelo* with your name, address, tel. No. And products required in dear CAPITALS please Our response is as speedy as poss-OW Out dease allow lor Xmas post Send only CORRECT money Orders outside EC. O*ease add £3 00 stertng per i«t ky postage RGB STUDIOS. (F3) GABLES, BUXTED, E. SUSSEX. TN22 4PP. ENGLAND Energetic, relaxed, robust, sensitive... each mood strikes a chord in us humans.
The interpretation is yours. So collect RealThings, the growing series of exciting animation kits YOU bring to life.
From your Amiga dealer or direct from RGB STUDIOS EXTRA BACKING UP YOUR DISK For many reasons, it is important to make a backup ot the Coverdisk as soon as possible. Copying the disk may sound like a complicated task suitable for techno-buffs only, but it is surprisingly simple provided you read the following instructions carefully:
1. First, turn on your machine and load Workbench. Once the
Workbench screen appears and the disk-drive light goes out.
Remove your Workbench disk and insert our Coverdisk.
2. Next, click once on the Coverdisk icon and then press the
right mouse-button and the Workbench menus will appear.
Now, while keeping the right mouse-button depressed, move the mouse pointer over to the 'Workbench' heading and a menu will drop down. Move the mouse pointer over the duplicate’ menu option and then press the left mouse-button.
3. After a few seconds' disk access, the Workbench DiskCopy tool
will be loaded and run. Now just follow the onscreen prompts
and your Amiga Format Coverdisk will be copied to a backup
disk. When the machine asks for the destination, insert your
blank disk into the drive. Further instructions are in the
user’s guide that comes with your Amiga.
USING THE PROGRAMS All programs on the Amiga Format disk are specially set up to make them as easy to use as possible. If you can use the Amiga's Workbench then you can use our Coverdisk! If you do have problems with a program, full instructions on loading and using the programs are included in Disk Extra and these should get you up and running. If you still have problems, you should read the documentation file (.DOC) that is included with every program. To run any of the programs on this month’s Coverdisk, follow a simple procedure: unless specified differently within Disk Extra, just
double-click on the program's icon on the Workbench and it will load and run. Full details on how to use the programs once they have loaded EARN UP TO £ 8 m Brief description Name Address Telephone iDaytmi . (Evenings! My program name is.
Approximate total size of files in kilobytes K (we cannot use programs longer than 200K; shorter submissions, under 100K, stand the best chance of publication). It is a: Game C Technical tool are included as a documentation (text) file with the program.
To display a documentation file, just double-click on the appropriate .DOC file and a window will open containing the file’s contents. Pressing the space bar will advance the text a page at a time.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE Unless specifically stated, the programs on the Coverdisk are not in the public domain and the copyright remains with the author. Selling or distributing these programs without the author’s permission is against the laws of copyright.
DISK PROBLEMS?
Flummoxed by files? Dumbfounded by disks?
Paranoid about programs? It you have a problem with the disk - and you're sure the disk is in full working order. Then what you need is the disk help page. From now on there will be a page devoted to any problems you may encounter with the disk.
Sadly, we cannot deal with enquiries by telephone as it is just too time consuming. If you have a problem then send it to us in writing stating the model of your machine and anything you've got attached to (or plugged inside) the computer. It will then be dealt with on the help page in the magazine.
NB the previous disk hotline number is no longer in operation and any problems should be sent in writing to our Bath offices at the usual address. However, if you have a faulty disk then please follow the instructions on this page for its return because we do not have replacements at our Bath office, they have to be obtained from the disk duplicators Checklist (please tick): I Stamped, addressed envelope for return README.DOC explanation file on disk Printout of README.DOC file (if possible) Name, address, machine type written on label Disk certified virus free IMPORTANT Please sign this
declaration: This program is submitted for publication by Amiga Format. It is wholly my own work and I agree to indemnify Future Publishing against any possible legal action should copyright problems arise.
IS YOUR DISK FAULTY?
USING YOUR FORMAT DISK IMPORTANT! Before using the Amiga Format disk, you should back up the master as soon as possible.
We have done our best to check that the programs on the Amiga Format Coverdisk are simple to use. Error- free and have no known viruses.
However, we cannot answer telephone queries on using the software, and we do not accept liability for any consequences of using the programs on the disk.
If your Amiga Format disk is faulty - and out of the tens of thousands duplicated, some are unfortunately bound to be - you should send it back for a free replacement within a month of the cover date to: Amiga Format Discopy Labs Unit A, West March London Road Daventry Northants NN1f 4SA If your Amiga refuses to accept the disk, try using the DISK-DOCTOR utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it before sending it off for a replacement. Full details of DiskDoctor can be found in the user's manual that came with your machine.
WE WANT YOUR PROGRAM If you’ve got any programs for the Amiga which you think other readers would find useful, interesting or amusing, we'd very much like to know about them 1 Make sure your program is foolproof to use 2 Create a file called README DOC on the disk which explains exactly how to use your program 3. Fill in this form, sign it, and send it without delay to: Coverdisk Software, Amiga Format. 30 Monmouth Street, BATH BA1 2AP You could win a share of up to £800 prize money for the best programs each month Business utility Music program Novelty Art program Educational Other Signed
Date combination, olshoot-
- ZX" "t iaLuoo e if atfe-inspir § J 8S £ 1Se- rcyB| tpue zg
Jjjgp •i-’ -r,'l pFSK-oas Zt, ,|E s:Uf n'iM 10 MARKETPLACE ST.
ALBANS HERTS AL13DG TEL (0727) 56005 41396 THE GALLERY ARNDALE
CENTRE LUTON, BEDS LU1 2PG TEL (0582) 457195 411281 GAMES PACKS
BATPACK, FLIGHT OF FANTASY, SCREEN GEMS FULL AMIGA 500 PACK,
PLUS: Botmon Pock Softwore: Batman,F18 Interceptor, New Zealand
Story, DeluxePomt II OR flight of fonolsy software: f 29
Delator. Rainbow Islond, Escape from the Planet of the Robot
Monstets. Deluxe Poet II OR Screen Gems softwcce. Shadow of the
Beast II, Bad to the future II, Days o' Thunder. Nightbceed,
Deluxe Point II any ore £349 any tv. £369 oil three £389 ANY
SOFTWARE UPGRADE PACK for exsting AMIGA ownecs £25 THE LOT!!
EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER NEED!!
BATMAN, FLIGHT OF FANTASY OR SCREEN GEMS GAMES PACK AS LEFT, PLUS: 10 GREAT INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED GAMES phone to choose from our current SOPER list of 15, oc leave it to us!
IS DISC HOBBYTE PD GREATS PACK, «WrgVrusOen.
It* BtSI So M Imedd filter. Fkncds.Comeuier CoiArt. Bmokout and ctvswcnon Kit. Birred ond other gomes, Arcade Cksscs. Band Classics. Shoorem-Up Oossns. Best ot it* mimes, Home pod mludmg Word Plocesso Spel Check. Spreadsheet. Dotobose Dust covet, 10 Blonk discs. 80 copocily disc box. Mouse Mat, Mlcioswilch Tuibo Joystick £399 TURTLES PACK FULL AMIGA 500 GAMES PACK, PLUS: Choice of Screen Gems or Flight of Fantasy Softwore, plus Mirrorsoft's Teenage Mutant Heto Tuttles IS DISC HOBBYTE PD GREATS PACK nckringWinders, he BEST Ss» fei. EmoM foW. Bawds.CompuW Confct. Breokcut 3* ccnsnxtior Krt.
Birred ed oe*i gomes, inode Oosscs. Bood Cesses. ShooKnHtp (teas. Best ot the U**s. Hon* pod nkidng Wort Procssse.'SpeS Ched, Spreadsheet Dotobmt Tuttles T shirt (or sweatshirt • add ES) (stole diestsize) Tuttles Mug, Turbo Joystick, Mouse Mot, Dust Covet, 10 Blonk discs and disc box. £399 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS PACK ' FUU AMIGA 500 PACK, PIUS: POSTMAN PAT OR PAPERBOY FUN SCHOOL 2 FUN SCHOOL 3 (specify under 6 years, ! Specify under 5 years, 6 to 8 years, or 8« years) 5 to 7 years, or 7 - years) 12 sti nng UK edeohonal gomes with beourtd pdures. Erotfig demotion ond muse itai help w dmek* lumber,
wad ond ocher skits.
Up to 6 sk levels Contemn lo Hocemol (umcuien teqwemems HOBBYTE EDUCATIONAL PACK,fwimgupiol2Teom whie you ploy' gomes (roiies according looge group) HOBBYTE 30 EASY CHILDREN’S GAMES, 10 disc pod UK. Train Sol Gamp. Kylie Mmogue Demo, Mehoel lodson Demo, Spore Blob, floslibiei, Joystick- £399 CDTV- INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS PLAYER THE ULTIMATE IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT The smort Mod box looks hke o video reeorder. Anvgo based, with hrk quatfy CD-ROM drrve ptayei tor ploying Cds ond CO Graphics discs, lor the uhimote interacts musir-plusgraphirs dfflettoinment ond education Complete wilti inhotod lemote
control, wekome disc ond moo.
VERY LIMITED STOCKS EXPECTED OCTOBER, RESERVE YOURS NOW £ . Phone ORDERING: TELESALES NO: (0727) 56005 Neil doy delivery for credit cord orders placed before 4.00pm subject to ovoilabilty. Alternatively send cheque, postal order bonkers draft or official order (PLCs Education ond Government bodies only) to; Dept. AFI, Hobbyte Computer Centre, 10 Market Ploce, St. Albons, Herts AL3 5DG. Flense ollow 7 working days lot cheque deoronce Subtect to availability, despatch is normally within 24 hours of receipt of cleoied payment.
DELIVERY CHARGES: UK Mainland (not Highlands) Small comsumobles 8 Despatched by post, please check software items charges when ordering Other items, except losers hen day ewer servrae. £10 per box laser primers Next doy awer service. £17 50 Offshore ond Highlands hottra rote pus £20 - VAT per box In oddtion we offer the foflovwng express servers Saturday deitvenes hoard mN pis El 0 - VAT surcharge Zom to Ram next doy Normol rote pus £10 - VAT surcharge | Am next doy Noimd rote plus £5 - VAT sutdtotge FIRST STEPS EXPANDED EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS PACK FULL AMIGA 500 PACK, PLUS: A501512k RAM
expansion lets Spell at Home, Musk Mouse, Prowtire WP, Infofrle spreadsheet. Deluxe Point II, Deluxe Print, Musk Mouse.
LOGO. Talking Turtle, BBC Emulctoc.
5 BBC programmes, 10 discs, Dos ond DON’Ts poster, Resource file. In Pock Video, NAPE Booklet.
HOBBYTE EDUCATIONAL PACK, teaming * to 12 'loom «t* you pkry'pmes (vwies occonfeig to oge group) HOBBYTE 30 EASY CHILDREN'S GAMES, 10 dor pock me, Tram Set Game, Kyke Mmogue Demo. Michael Jackson Demo, Space Blob, fkshbiei £529 VIDEO GRAPHIC PACK Everything you need lo grab colour imaaes from your domestic VCR (needs composite output) foe inclusion in your own graphics design FULL AMIGA 500 PACK, PLUS: VidiAMIGA, VidrChiome, Deluxe Point!
15 DISC HOBBYTE PD GREATS PACK ntudng V«us Men. It* BfSI Sl» kek fmerak) lotei, Bromcds,Computer Canlhl, Breakout and constvucnon Kit, Bhroid ond other gomes, Aicode Classics, Bond Cloaks, Shoohenrfjp Ctacs. Besi of the Utilities, Home pock including Woid Ptocesso Spell Ch«k, Spreodsheel Dolobose 15 DISC HOBBYTE PD GRAPHICS GREATS including demos -Como, etc, dip art, TV ond Video graphics, graphics utilities £489 AMIGA B2000 & 3000
- THE EXPERTS CBM Premier Dealer A500 TO B2000 TRADE-IN INC FREE
2MB RIM £499 B2000 base unil starts ot £734 lor full oi
port-time students PHONE US LAST FOR BEST POSSIBLE DEALS NO
DEPOSIT CREDIT FACILITIES (UK mainland) Credit terms at 34,8's
APR (variable) con be arranged for puchoses over £ 150, suttee!
Lo status Competiive leasing schemes ore dso ovmloble for
businesses, ncWng sole traders ond portnershps lust tel lor
written detods end oppfeebon form.
Commodore 1084S colour monitor and leads, with any pock £220 CLASS OF THE 9C EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS PACK FUU AMIGA 500 PACK, PIUS: A501 512k RAM expansion MIDI Interferface, Deluxe Paint II, Supeibose Personal, Moxipfon 500, Publisher's Choice, Dr T's MIDI Recording Studio, LOGO, BBC Emulotor, 5 BBC programmes, 10 blonk discs, mouse mot. Disc wollet.
H088YTE EDUCATIONAL PACK,tatumgtfilol2 teem wteie you piny' gomes ivanes cxcardng to age gcoup) HOBBYTE 30 EASY CHILDREN'S GAMES, doc pock me; Train Set Some, Kylie Mmoj* Demo, Muhoel lodson Demo. Spoce Blah. HashMei.
F 18 Interceptor, Turbo Joystick £519 CUSS OF THE 905 UPGRADE PACk lor existing Amiga ownets £ 1 9 5 TELE -ORDER (0 7 2 7) 5 6 0 EXTRAS inc VAT Commodore I084S Stereo colour Monitor, with lends.- • £229 Phillips 8833 monitor ond leods ...£249 A501 the Official CBM 512k RAM Expansion * Dungeon Pacster- .... £89 512k RAM exponsion + clock ...£49 AMIGA 590 Hord drive + extra 1MB £329 AMIGA 590 Hord drive + extra 2MB .£369 10 blonk discs in box . £9 Complete range of Roland Music products £
phone PRINTERS ex VAT All UK versions Star 1(10 .. £149 Stor LclOMk II .....£169 StorlC 10 Colour ....£189 Star LC200 Colour ...£195 StorlC 24-10- ......£229 StorlC 24-200- .. £239 Stor XB 24-10 ......£459 Citizen I20D £135 Citizen Swift 24 .....£299 PotKKonk 1180 ....£149 Panasonic 1124 ....£239 Olivetti PG306
loset . £949 Olivetti PG306 loser postscript ... £1649 Stocscript loser 8 ppm ......£1995 Full Amiga 500 pock All A500s leoture FAT AGNUS, ond ore lull ond complete UK spec, pocks with mouse, softwore, leods, modulator (except whete ordered with o monitor) and documentation. Beware of imports which CBM(UK) will not support or upgrade with enhanced chip set COMMODORE PREMIER DEALER Hobbyle proudly announce ibis highest (BM accolade, avoided to only the lop few dozen (BM dealers offering the best in expeitise and support The FS630 it one of
two recent releasee from Kawal. For El 90 you get a full-sized keyboard with 61 notes, as well as a large range of drums.
Keyboards and Synthesisers Hotly tipped for favourite in the simple keyboard stakes is the Yamaha PS590. With a full four- octave keyboard and 100 sampled sounds, it is seriously good value at only C 149.99. Roland are bundling the CM 32L tone module with Tiger Cub and Apprentice. This is a promising hardware and software mis, but has no keyboard.
LEFT: The Casio CT470 keyboard has full-size keys, 110 different notes and costs C229.
TT E3 Pick of the Pops Hi, Pop Pickers! Wondering what you should ask Santa to deliver on Dec 25? JON BATES casts a keen eye and ear over the year's best musical releases.
Well. You are certainly spoilt for choice here and the final selection really does depend on your budget.
If you are starling off in the world of MIDI and music then you will need an instrument that covers everything: drums, the ability to play several sounds simultaneously, maybe pltchbend control, and obviously a keyboard to play it all in from.
The first port of call on your quest should be the world of single keyboards, those self-accompanying machines. As long as they are equipped with MIDI ports they are the ideal starting place, since MIDI lets you gain access to the multi-tlmbral chip and use it just like a tone module. There may well be disadvantages in that you might not be able to create your own voices and it might not be fully touch-sensitive. Like most things in the hi-tech world over the past few years, the unit cost tor facilities has tumbled down: you get more tor your money each year. This year's crop Is no exception.
Casio have two keyboards for £229, the CT470 and MT750. The 470 has full-sized keys and 110 sounds, the 750 has a pitch bend wheel and mini keys.
Kawai entered this market a couple of years ago after their successes with the K series of synths. They have two new keyboards, the FS630 and FS680. The 630 costs £189.99 and has a 61-note full-sized keyboard,100 sounds and a large drum department. The 680 is extremely smart and lets you dump user-programmed sounds out to sequencers, program auto patterns from any sequencer and give you 5 channels of sound all at once. The 680 costs £269.99. My best bet, however, is a Yamaha PS 590 or PS790. The 790 has 100 sampled sounds, five-octave keyboard. 50 sampled drums, vector synthesis joystick,
pitch bend control and stereo output for £229.99. The 590 has a four octave keyboard, 100 sampled sounds and 20 drums, but Is only £149.99 which is serious good value.
On the synth stakes, Roland are doing a package which is a CM32L module, capable of eight music tracks plus drums, Tiger Cub sequencing and Apprentice scoring software plus leads tor the reasonable price of £469. However you still lack an inputting keyboard. Amongst their range of computer music-orientated hardware Is a 49-note velocity sensitive mother keyboard called the PC-200, which retails at £175.
My bet tor the most popular synth this Christmas is on the Yamaha SY22. Multi tlmbral, touch sensitive and kitted out with a staggering range of voices for a tew pence off £800. Not cheap, but the quality is reflected in the sounds. I await a modular version armed with an open cheque book (but closed account), luncheon vouchers and several begging letters.
• Junior Funlab Some time back - April, actually - we reported
that Kawai had joined torces with Steinberg to produce a
complete sequencer and voice programming package with a Kawal
keyboard to boot. The 'Funlab' proper will hit the shops about
the same time that Santa rounds up his reindeer. Available now,
however, is the junior version called, not surprisingly Junior
Funlab'.
Using a Kawai MS710 keyboard it has a tive-channel sequencer and is downwardly compatible with all Funlab song tiles, although apparently not the other way round. It operates a little taster than Funlab since there are less routines for It to run but it does not otter the customised voice-programming facility.
Junior Funlab costs £179 and this Includes the MIDI interface, MS710 keyboard, software and MIDI cables. Its big brother is set to retail at £329.
ABOVE: This is Junior Funlab, the new lower-priced integrated Amiga music bundle tram Kawai.
LEFT is the MS710 keyboard which comes with the Funlab package.
Y Samplers Because the Paula sound chip has pretty good sound converters and can be made to produce a quite presentable sound the market is flooded with a vast array of sound samplers from about £40 upwards.
Top of the shop is the all-singing, all-dancing and all-talking Audio Engineer which very smartly manipulates and edits stereo samples and dumps them out In IFF form. The quality of the sampling hardware Is about the cleanest you can get and B retails for a shade under £200.
There is absolutely no doubt as to which is the best sound sampler currently available: it is Audio Engineer. Both the hardware (pictured RIGHT) and the software are excellent. The only real problem is that It is also the most expensive, retailing at £199.
I ABOVE is MasterSound, probably the best sampler to buy if you can't quite afford the full splash for Audio Engineer, the software end of which is pictured RIGHT.
Bits n' Pieces Subscribe for another 12 months to Amiga Formal. Having done that you could have a look at the Music Matrix disk-based music magazine which produces tour Issues a year, each one packed with articles and info plus free voices for most of the popular synths, tunes, and PD music programs. Each disk will set you back £10 or It's £35 for a year’s sub.
There is also an Amiga PD library service that runs along with this as well as disks of professional voices for popular synths, like the M1. All at very reasonable prices indeed.
Spectacular scenery, rich native colours and exotic animated sequences,,.. (2l ampion oj Control any one of six different rulers, in this the ultimate arcade strategy challenge.
' VLTA THE ftWLL OF THE EAST IS STAINED WITH BLOOD Ioclia at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century. The Emperor’s grip is weakening. AH over the country rival factions bid for power. I _ax K This is your chance to change the course of history. Take the role of any one of the six contenders for the Empir and prepare to make India your own. Captufe opposi nutates, grapple with brutal riots, stigelavish processions tftimpress your*rivals and counter assassination attempts.
The future of the Empire is in jour hands Epic cinema-style presentation.
Stunningly atmospheric soundtrack.
Stage elephant races and tiger hunts.
Face natural disasters: earthquake, flood and famine.
Rrmrinrr America's best selling sound digitizer is now available in Europe with new features and a new price! The Perfect Sound™ 3.0 hardware records up to
32. 000 samples sec in mono or 12,000 in stereo. A built in mic
jack allows easy microphone hookup. An advanced A D circuit
provides a "sample and hold” with a hardware sampling clock
for precision sampling. Digital gain lets you adjust input
sound levels with easy software controls.
On board voltage regulation ensures low noise operation and clean samples.
To complement the Perfect Sound
3. 0 hardware is the new Perfect Sound editor. Use your mouse to
cut, copy, and paste sound. Advanced tools such as digital low
pass filter, ramp up, ramp down, resample, looping, and real
time echo are standard. You can also use Perfect Sound to
create IFF instruments.
- • Fast analog to digital converter with track and hold' can
sample at 32,000 samples per second Custom digital gain circuit
allows you to alter audio gain with software control Regulated
voltage reference and hardware sampling clock ensure low noise
operation Left and right line level inputs tor mono or stereo
sampling
• Microphone input and on board pre-amp allow easy sampling of
voice The sound you are currently editing is graphed here. You
can easily mark sections to edit by dragging your mouse
over the graph.
Easily loop sections of a sound.
You can even adjust the looping section while the sound plays.
Common tools t as delete, paste, and insert are available by clicking on buttons. Other tools are available via menus.
The status window displays information about your sounds such as playback speed and size.
Zoom in on your sound. Individual samples are shown for precise editing.
Distributed in the UK by HB Marketing Ltd, Unit 3, Poyle 14 Newlands Drive, Colnbrook. Slough SL3 ODX Tel: 0753-686000, Fax: 0753-680343
- ! Unti tled.Pep?
SEQUENCER »|C| 0* CUE1 CUE2 CIIE3 CUE4 SET S 44 ? PLAY » RECORD 1 111 A TO01 .01 .OOO ii xj:00:00.00 SIORE on (ELITE PREVIDi 0122 Evtnts 4$ Mm Jjrs U2 _1 huinels CST C- Tint Srqurncr Hu* Out (( » Rel Hr honor* Sequenct Dll ABOVE: Both Music X and its Junior version could well be a good choice for Christmas 1990. They combine sequencing with other features and the Junior version can be upgraded.
Sequencing Really It's a toss-up between Trax, Junior Music X and Tiger Cub. Tiger Cub is a good simple program with fabulous editing and controlling features and it uses the internal voices. Trax is rather cleverer In having movable windows and slightly more tracks than Tiger Cub for you to record on, but It has no Internal voice support.
Junior Music X is the cut-down version that misses out on the voicing part of its big brother as well as one or two other bits and pieces. It uses the internal voices and can be upgraded later on.
Trax is £99. Tiger Cub is £99 and Junior Music X is now £75. If you figure that Music X is constantly upgradable as more versions appear, it is probably the best bet. On the other hand the editing on the others is a mite more friendly, but Trax is MIDI-only.
CM 0001.01.000 00:00:00.00 i; n* on ! n- 77 mm BIBtiH l~i etc !V9 !i* Stwcito Dfl " m ;
• •
• •
- •
* •
• •
• - -
- • _~ If you aren't into MIDI but want to use the internal sound
chip rather in the manner of a games soundtrack, then maybe
TFMX Soundtool is the one to go for at £44.95 with its copious
ways of setting up samples, patterns, tracks and macro
features. TFMX Is a serious piece of kit but it does produce
the goods.
For pure tun the winner has to be Instant Music for £18.90 or thereabouts. It's been around tor a few good years now but it is a program that enables the complete novice and musical ant-brain to gel a lorra latfs and get interested in visually creating pieces without much trouble at all thanks to the colourful presentation and brilliant concept of the program. No MIDI possibilities but no experience necessary either.
Festive Phone Numbers: Trax, Dr T and Tiger Cub are all available from MCM, who answer to: 071 258 3454 Junior Music X is from The Software Business on: 0480 496497 TFMX and Audio Engineer are from HB Marketing: 0895 444433 The Music Matrix: 0592 714887 Casio: 081 450 9131 Kawai: 0202 296629 Roland: 081 568 1247 Yamaha: 0908 371771 Voicing Software As It stands at the moment. Gadjits win If you have Roland equipment. Music X is starting to get its act together on the library software but it is still a bit backwards in coming forwards with piles of new sounds.
Don't forget that Dr T have a prodigious range known as Caged Artist which covers 14 (at the last count) popular synths and modules for about £85 each.
Tone edit :2 nult bank F3 perf bank F4 rthn edit F5 tinbr tbl :6 systen :7 load flie F8 save file F9 copy 18 nove 11 swap 12 store 13 load sect 14 send all 15 get all 16 print 17 fteuO.1 18 quit E ARTIST’S
• 21 EDITOR ’68,9 by »w: Kelvin js d Silver 5 105 DeepStmgs . Syn
Plano 6 i86 XnodStmgs 3 i03 FulloutOrg 7 i87 Velo-Brass 4 i84
Moss Organ 8 108 Soft Brass
- TOC Bmft 49 Tinbales 58 Conga Set 51 Hetal Drun 52 NativePerc
53 Snare Drun 54 Rich Ride 55 Splash Cyn 56 (Drun.Set) 57 Space
Mar 58 'Connando' 59 Very Busy' 68 ThndrStom 61 Ironworks 62
Bubble Gun 63 LonelyWolf 64 Seashore.. LEFT: When it comes to
voicing software, Dr T s Caged Artist series covers the most
comprehensive range of different synths and modules.
Perhaps all this may help N Atkinson who wrote in Issue 16 to bewail the lack of serious music software for the Amiga and also the lack of patch creating software.
What he failed to mention was that although you can do digital direct to disk' recording on the ST. Mac and PC it will cost you a minor fortune at present.
Sampling on any machine, if using the internal chip, is still low grade by professional standards and certainly not 16-bit: it may sample In 16-bit and store in 16-bit.
But unless it has 16-bit D-to-A converters as additional hardware there is no way it can do it.
Looking at the positive side, you get truly I tive music soflware programs at a very reasonai cost and, as one of the recording studios who use I Amiga pointed out. Given the number of i ing at the moment there has to be a : of budding musicians who are growing ipoaE F'MX Peering into the Future... £29.
95 AMIGA 500 STANDARD PACK ? A500 computer ? 512k RAM ? 1Mb disk drive ?
* mouse * modulator ?
? Power supply * operation-manuals * ? Workbench disks, etc. ?
Clock Version £34.95 ..£19.95 Box of 50 Box of too .....£37.95 i 2 HIGH £339,5 QUALITY Rol, of 1000 ,abels .£5.99 ONLY DISKS
* 100% certified * Individually wrapped
* ’Made in Japan" media * Fully guaranteed PLUS PACK £64.
ALL THIS FOR JUST ALL THIS FOR JUST 95 ™! L ULTIMATE GAMES PACK Choose any of the above three packs and add the following: EXCLUSIVE Dowling Mega Ten Game Pack comprising: R JF Honda, Datastorm, Dungeon Quest, E-Storm, Grand Vlonster Slam, Kid Gloves, Powerplay, Shufflepuck Cafe, Vlicroprose Soccer, Tower of Babel.
TOTAL RRP OVER £250 (of games) ALL THIS FOR THE UNBEATABLE PRICE OF: £389 .95
* Amiga as in standard pack
* Batman the Movie
* F18 Interceptor
* New Zealand Story
* Deluxe Paint 2
* Megablaster joystick
* Dust cover
* High quality mouse mat
* Wicked ten game pack Inc. Invaders. Pacman, Bouncer.
BATMAN £369.
* Amiga as in standard pack
* F29 Retaliator
* Rainbow Islands
* Escape from Planet of Robot Monster
* Deluxe Paint II
* Megablaster joystick
* Dust cover
* High quality mouse mat
* Wicked ten game pack Inc. Invaders, Pacman, Bouncer.
ALL F%s £369,5 JUST FLIGHT OF FANTASY SCREEN plus "GEMS" PACK
* Amiga as in standard pack
* Days of Thunder
* Shadow of the Beast II
* Back to the Future Part II
* Kmghtbreed
* Deluxe Paint II
* Megablaster joystick
* Dust cover
* High quality mouse mat
* Wicked ten game pack Inc. Invaders, Pacman, Bouncer.
£369,5 9 VIDI-AMIGA SCOOP At last a complete system enabling you to connect your Amiga computer to any standard video recorder and start frame grabbing!
Features include:
* Perfect freeze frame from any video
* Utility to incorporate real life objects into your favourite
design
* Dynamic cut and paste
* Ability to take snapshots in 16 shades live from video
* Multiple frame store
* Plus lots, lots more!!!
What you get.. VIDI-AMIGA (PAL version) Hardware interface plus software ..rrp £114.95 V1DI-CHROME Upgrade kit enabling you to digitise stunning full colour pictures in seconds rrp £19.95 E180 VHS BETA High quality video tape to get you going rrp £6.95 ALL THIS FOR THE INCREDIBLE PRICE OF CUM AN A * Latest slimline design RRP £89.95 CAX 354 * Quiet, high precision r»|r(7 head positioning LJIS 1 * High speed access DRIVED * Acknowleged as ’the best' 95 COMMODORE *
Stereo colour monitor IflSaQ * Can be used as T.V. with tuner
* Includes cables OR PHILIPS 8833 £249.95
* Official Commodore hard drive A590 HARD DRIVE
* Sockets for 2Mb RAM
* Complete with free software pack
* Built-in
P. S.U. coolmg fan £269 95 PHILIPS * Converts your 1084S 8833
into a colour T.V. JV * Complete with aerial and plug
* Free 1 years on-site TUNER maintenance £69.95
* Replacement mouse by contriver AMIGA * free mouse"iat
* Free mousehouse RRP £34.95 OUR PRICE £19 .95 unncr * Full 1
year guarantee MOUSE nimPRir AMIGA PERIPHERAL PACK A must for
every Amiga user ? 1 2 Meg upgrade board RRP
£49.95 Giving your Amiga a full 1 meg of RAM ? CAX354 CUMANA
DISK DRIVE RRP £89.95 Renowned as the "best" on the market ?
Box of 50 DS DD disks .RRP £39.95 High
quality, individually wrapped disks Total RRP £179.95 °URoHCE
£99.95 An ideal gift this Christmas COMPUTE UNITS 48-50 TYNE
ROAD, SANDY, BEDS, SG19 ISA Being Star registered dealers we
only sell official UK machines which come with a full 1 year
guarantee. Beware of inferior imported products.
Nib || .
Ifear COMPUTER PRINTERS Ml PRINTERS RRP Star LC10 Mono 144 36 cps Star LC10II 25% faster version Star LC10 colour, 7 colours Star LC24-10 - 24 pin multifont Star LC24-15 wide carriage version of LC24-10 . Star FRIO 300 76 cps, 31K buffer, 16 NIQ fonts
• Star FR15 wide carriage version of FRIO . Star XB24-10
professional 24 pm series. 27K buffer , i Star XB24-15 wide
carriage version of the above with 41K buffer . Star LS08 LASER
PRINTER 1Mb Ram. 300 x 300 dpi Star LC10 sheet feeder (auto)
Star LC10 mono ribbons Star LC10 colour ribbons Star LC24-10
ribbons | Star LC10 quality dust cover »12 months on-site
maintenance THE NEW 200 SERIES FROM "The best printers just got
better!"
D « 9- £239.95 ORIGINAL COMMODORE PERIPHERALS TELESALES ORDER LINE 0767 681760 (8 lines) MEMORY CLOCK EXPANSION increases the power of your Amiga 500 and allows you to use even more sophisticated software.
FEATURES
• 512K RAM (user memory)
• Real time battery backed dock calendar remembers date and time
even when Amiga is switched off
• Easily fitted INCLUDES
• Captive '91% Amiga Format' OUR PRICE £99.95 £59.95 LC-200 FACT
FILE
- V Multipurpose 9pin, 80 column dot matrix printer with colour
- V Black and colour ribbons included as standard .V Electronic
dip switches (see LC24-200) .V 180 cps draft elite 45 cps near
letter quality .V High speed draft facility 225 cps at 12 cpi
- V Swivel selectable push or pull tractor
- V Bottom feed .V Advanced paper parking with sheet feeder
installed .V Eight resident NLQ fonts: Courier, Sanserif,
Orator, Script and italic versions OUR PRICE RRP £297.85
£199.95 MUSIC-X JUNIOR 'provides everything that the average
amateur musician could possibly require' AMIGA FORMAT
N. B. Fully compatible with Music X RRP £79.95 OUR PRICE £49.95
NEW X- HARD DISK DRIVE 20MB Hard Disk Increased software
storage - each hard disc can carry the equivalent of more than
20 floppy disks. Faster access to your Amiga 500 software.
FEATURES
• Autoboots your Amiga 500 (with Kickstart 1-3)
• Fast access time
• Sockets for up to 2Mb of RAM
• Built-in fan RRP OUR PRICE Standard £299.95 £269.95 1 Meg RAM
349.95 £299.95 2 Meg RAM £399.95 £349.95 LC24-200 FACT FILE A
Versatile 24pm 80 column dot matrix printer 200 cps in draft
elite 67 cps in letter quality mode A 10 resident LQ fonts A A
high speed draft facility of 222cps at lOcpi A Swivel
selectable push or pull tractor A Bottom feed A Advanced paper
parking with sheet feeder installed A The economy of first and
last line printing A 7 K-byte buffer expandable to 39Kbytes A
11.7' carriage (A4 in landscape format) A Multi part mode for
1+4 copies OUR PRICE MUSIC-X Enhanced 1.1 Version Widely
acknowledged as the best music package available. Now with even
more enhancements it cannot be beaten
N. B. Be wary of older versions being sold cheaper RRP £149.95
OUR PRICE £89.95
- X NEW X- RRP £366.85 EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISKDRIVE Makes your
Amiga software easier and quicker to use.
FEATURES
• Compatible with all Amigas (500, 100372000,30001
• 880K Bytes formatted capacity
• No external power required INCLUDES
• Gremlins 2 The new batch OUR PRICE £99.95 £89.95 LC24-200
COLOUR FACT FILE A Multi-purpose colour version of the 24-pin
LC24-200 A Seven colour printing - black, purple, orange,
green, pink, blue andyellow A 30 K-byte buffer expandable to 62
Kbytes A 10 resident letter quality fonts: Sanserif, Times
Roman, Courier, Prestige, Script and italic versions A
Eelctronic dip switches operable from the push button front
control panel (as the LC24-200 mono version) A Optional font
cards including Russian A Standard black nbbons available for
economy purposes OUR PRICE RRP £424.35 £279.95 MIDI INTERFACE
Our own beautifully designed product, colour co-ordinated and
designed to sit on your Amiga.
Features: 1 x in, 1 x thru, 2 x out.
Comes complete with midi lead (extras: £2.99) RRP £29.95 OUR PRICE £19.95 £229.95 £149.95 £263.35 £169.95 £297.85 £189.95 £343.85 £229.95 £573.85 £389.95 £527.85 £369.95 £688.85 £459.95 £688.85 £459.95 £907.35 £599.95 £2172.35 £1399.95 £74.75 £59.95 £5.95 £3.95 £7.95 £5.95 £7.95 £5.95 £7.95 £5.95 OUR PRICE
- X NEW
- IL WHY CHOOSE DOWLING?
? ESTABLISHED OVER 4 YEARS With a growing reputation for 'putting the customer first. We intend to satisfy many more customers for years to come ? TECHNICAL SUPPORT ON-SITE ENGINEERS Employing over 20 specialist staff, we are equipped to deal with the majority of queries ? FULL TESTING PROCEDURE All computer hardware is tested prior to despatch, proving Dowlings commitment to customer care So choose Dowling and put our reputation to the test!
Simply call our head office quoting your ft Access Visa number on (0767) 681760 (8 lines) BY POST Make cheques, building society drafts or postal orders payable to: Dowling Computers DELIVERY (UK Mainland, most areas) Please add £6 courier delivery for orders over £100, add £2 p&p for orders under.
? ????????????
GOLD CLUB SERVICE ? 7 day money back guarantee if not completely satisfied ? 30 day exchange for new policy should a fault occur ? 1 year guarantee giving FREE collection and delivery service should a fault occur ? Exclusive gold card with personal membership number entitling you to special offers ? All this for a nominal £10 per item over £100 PRICE PLEDGE We know the majority of you prefer to buy from us but are sometimes tempted by smaller companies offering a £1 or so price difference. That is why we have now introduced our "PRICE PLEDGE" "WE WILL MATCH ANY PRICE OFFERED ELSEWHERE ON A
SAME PRODUCT BASIS"*
* Subject to stock BY PHONE Cajits iTTTTTW cnnuAir CZIVl
AfNiiorsj HH Roland am SEVEIQPHENT MUSIC Musical Companion
Gadjits have worked with Roland on their voicing packages for
the D series of synthesisers and modules. JON BATES accompanies
you through the results.
LoU | jFrtclJ Amy I I PCX 1 __Ionr_| Imiythwl Hain | |G5T* Kay Shift: I n con is nn
(c) Cajits m Programming synths and tone modules is about as much
fun as watching a plank of wood warp. It’s slow and you can’t
see anything happening.
Good voicing software gives you nice, clear, simple graphic displays of the sound: envelopes, structure, filtering, amplitude and all the other twiddly bits. The sounds created need to be stored as files to form a library which can be called into the synth or into computer memory, Gadgits' Gift The Gadgits programs are on two disks available separately. 40 Companion is designed to work with the D5. DIO and D20 synthesizers and the D110 module. Cmpamon works wth the sound modules - MT32 and CM32L. CM32P and CM64
- which are made specifically to work with computers It will also
work with the RA 50 Intelligent arranger and maybe with E-10
and E-20 keyboards.
On loading up you get the main menu screen. This is where you initially decide which module the program will default to. It also transfers the entire memory of the instrument between computer and disk and helps you around the rest of the program.
Common Sense The program is divided into several areas, not all of them applying to every instrument. The Tone Edit screen is for the creation of sounds from scratch. Gadjits have gone in for a very common-sense approach here and although the screen is littered with numeric data, it is not as complex as it seems.
The graph to the right of the screen applies either to variations in volume of the sound, or the changes in tone, as you hold the note down.
For sounds that slide around you can also alter the pitch from here. Since each sound has four separate parts you have to choose which part you are viewing and hearing, but you can link parts together, so that any change made on the graph is copied to any of the other parts you choose.
Randomise This still leaves what seems like a mighty complex set of operations, as sounds can be created in a multitude of structures, combining samples 3 0 3 3 ?D 2D ZD CD LEFT: Creating sounds. The sheer amount of numerical data present is not too bad.
Since much of it can be altered either by dragging the graph or by using the randomize factors which take a lot of sweat out of the job.
LEFT: Setting up sounds eight at a time in the Configuration Edit screen. Notice that reverb, volume and pan settings can be adjusted from here.
Each configuration can be saved as a file and then ‘squirted' into your sequence.
ABOVE: Any drum sound can be put on any key, at any volume, and panned anywhere with or without reverb.
With wave forms in literally thousands of possibilities. The program comes into its own here as there is a randomize feature. This works by superimposing a set of masks on top of the sound. You can create your own, but the program comes with a whole set.
Each mask takes a particular feature of the sound: scaling, brightness, pitch envelope, detuning, velocity and so on. All you do is keep hitting randomize until a sound appears that you like. Much more to the point than other random sound creation facilities I have seen on other programs: I found it a great help in creating the unusual sounds. If you wanted to create a lifelike instrument, though, it is probably not the way to go about it.
Any sound alteration you make is sent to the instrument and can be played either by the right-hand mouse button - the position on the screen determines the pitch and velocity - or from a keyboard. The new sound can be saved on to disk and called at will.
Cross Edit Depending on your instrument you will need to use one of the configuration screens. These either set up eight sounds as one multiple patch, or set each sound on a different MIDI channel. Not only that but the overall reverb, which is very comprehensive indeed, can easily be set up as well as pan control, the degree to which the sound is biased towards the left or right speaker.
If you have one of the keyboard synths there is also a performance edit page which selects sounds and tones for the upper and lower keyboard sections. If you have one of the PCM synths or modules - that is, one that replays pre-sampled sound - you will need the PCM edit page which lets you pick and edit six parts, choose a MIDI channel for each and sort out reverb and other effects.
All the instruments have a drum kit which can also be edited and any sound put anywhere with any volume, switched reverb and pan control. All you do is pick a note on the screen keyboard and call up a sound to fit to it. In this way you can match up one drum kit to one from another instrument - handy if you are doing quite a lot of sequencing work.
Refreshing the Parts If you have any of the Roland range of synths I would say that Gadjits' 4D and CM software are essential. Nobody is pretending that you can understand the peculiarities of synthesis straightaway but the Gadjits software makes the problem much easier and delves into parts that ordinary software simply cannot reach.
GADJITS 4D COMPANION GADJITS CMPANION All Amigam ¦ C99 ¦ Gadjits 061 434 2768 WHAT IS MASTER SOUND?
MASTER SOUND is a low cost, high quality sound sampler for the AMI A range of computers featuring advaru CT Sampling Editing Sequencing software. MASTER SOUR’D enables you to record sounds ,ff? m devices such as Personal Cassette or Compact Disc players Stjto the AMIGA.
When in theft: omputer, MASTER SOUND'S unique editor will enable you to e y the sound in practical I v©m»y way you can imagine. Once you have the sample how you uanfiot, you may incorporate it into your own Demo's or programs or use MASTER SOUND’S owntsBL'ILT IN coprent and volume with ease and heTp-yjnito ensurpAfiat the sample quality is at its k* THE MASTER SOUND SEQUENCER* Allot** yu to play hack samples in a sequence. Multiple samples can he held in memonAlt once and sequences are as simple to record as tapping keys on the computer’s keyboard. OnceYecorded, the Seque vbc r can save the
samples and sequence file out onto disc so that the files cart tie used in your own demo’s.
* PLAY
* PREVIEW
* LOOP
* COPY ? OVERLAY
* WIPE
* FADE OUT
* VOLUMR
* REVERSE * ? FILTER ? MAGNIFY
* TRIGGER “
* SAVE ? RAW FORMAT
* IFF FORMAT 0 ? FFT
* VU MEJER
* SEQUENCER O’!
|------- realtime Spectrum Analyser and Oscilloscyffe enable the user to monitor frequency ofectured in Sound sampling Hardware and SOFTWARE for the AMIGA THE MASTER SOUND DEMO Allows you to play b ick your own sequenced sounds Irom the sequel picture files. This is great for creating your own public domain demo Jit computer programmer! CRnnFAL w* tmTrT satliritgAequenccr to play back the sample along with a number of others too!
THE MASTER SOUND inf fporates the following facilities ftffcUT
• fS-'ADE IN * FADE OUT * VOLUMB * REVERSE 1 “SHRINK * FILTER *
MAGNIFY * TRIGGER “ ?S.OAD * SAVE * RAW FORMAT * IFF FORMAT 0
«$ COPE * FFT * VU MEJER * SEQUENCER ?, used hile displaying
IFF ithout having to be a MASTER SOUND EDITOR © MICRODEAL 1990
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MASTER SOUND ORDER FORM Master Sound is
£39.95 post & packing £1 (all prices inc V.A.T.) I (0726)68020
BY PHONE WITH CREDIT CARDS BY POST: with Cheque • Postal Order
• or Credit Card _ Name
..
Address
...
...Post Code
Credit Card
Type ......Expiry Date ...
Number ....
Please allow 28 days for delivery Send to: Microdeal PO Box 68
St Austell Cornwall England PL25 4YB r«rr SYNCRO EXPRESS IS
A HIGH SPEED DISK DUPLICATION SYSTEM THAT WILL PRODUCE COPIES
OF YOUR DISK IN AROUND 50 SECONDS!!
Syncro Express requires a second drive & works by controlling it as a slave device & ignoring the ST or Amiga disk drive controller chip whereby hirjh speeds & great data accuracy are achieved.
Menu driven selection for Start Track End Track - up to 80 tracks. 1 side, 2 sides.
Also duplicates other formats such as IBM. MAC etc. Very simple to use. Requires no user knowledge Ideal for qlubs. User groups or just for your own disks No more waiting around for your disks to copy.
Probably the only duplication system you will ever need!
By using an on-board Custom LSI Chip, Syncro Express has the power to transfer an MFM image of the original disk directly to your blank disk - quickly, simply and without any user knowledge. One external disk drive is required1.
IRO EXPRESS IS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH THE ST AHD AMIGA SYSTEMS - PLEASE STATE WHICH REQUIRED WHEN ORDERING WARNING 1988 COPYRIGHT ACT WARNING
• • :s Ltd neither condones nor authorises the use of i's
producis to' me reproduction ot copyright material
• i: • as of ?h.s product are des gneo to rep oduco only software
such as Public Domain
- : :w' programs or software where permiss on to make a backup
has been clearly given I
- - • :s»s even for your own use of copynght material without the
e-press permission o'I
• he copyright owre or the eencee thereof If you don't have a
second drive we can supply SYNCRO EXPRESS together with a drive
for ONLY £104.99 (AMIGA) ONLY £119.99 (ST) TELEPHONE (24 Hrs)
HOW TO GET YOUR S"Y|0C7JO EXPHEES" II 0782 744707 WE W»LL
DESPATCH YOUR ORDER QUICKLY & EFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE YOU TO
START RECIEVING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PURCHASE WITHIN DAYS. NOT
WEEKS ORDERS NORMALLY DESPATCHED WITHIN 48 Hrs. ALL CHEQUES
POSTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO- DATEL ELECT OpiCS LTD., ¦¦ GOVAN
ROAD, FENTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FENTON, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST4
2RS, ENGLAND TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324
• A top quality stereo sampling system at a realistic price.
The NEW Sampler II software has been completely re-written in 100% Machine Code and incorporates faster routines, bigger displays and a host of new editing features such as Cut. Copy. Insert. Replace. Mix. Erase, etc.
• Separate zoom windows and controls for left and right channels.
• Multi-bank facilities for 1 Meg users. • Stereo lock control
for ease of use.
• Adjustable trig record level and sound monitor.
• Separate buffer for editing waveforms and improved wave-editor
with instant update. • Save flies in Raw or single,
multi-octave IFF format.
• Envelope control panel for ramping up and down re-scale
amplitude, noise filter and scan waveform • On screen display
of filenames sample rate, length, etc.
• Inputs for microphone or line 1 4 jack and DIN connections
ONLY £79.99 PLEASE STATE A500 1000 2000 CUMANA CUMANA CAX 354
3.5” DISK DRIVE
• Legendary Cumana quality now at an even lower price!
• Throughport allows daisy-chaining other drives.
• A full 1 meg unformatted capacity (860K formatted).
• Good length cable provided for convenient positioning on your
desk etc
• High precision head positioning.
• On Off switch
• Extremely quiet click free operation.
QUALITY DISK DRIVES NEW LOW PRICE I ONLY £69.99 IF NEXT DAY COURIER DELIVERY IS REQUIRED THEN PLEASE ADD C5 512K RAM EXTENSION CARD
• If you can obtain your own Ram chips, we ran supply the card.
• Accepts 16 x 41256 D Rams.
• Available with without clock option.
• Switch disable feature.
NOW ONLY £17.99 NOW ONLY £24.99 FOR VERSION WITH CLOCK CALENDAR
N. 6. THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE RAM CHIPS.
• High quality direct replacement for mouse on all Amigas.
• Teflon glides for smoother mov ement
• Rubber coated ball for minimum slip
• Optical system counting - 500 mm Spacial offer ¦ FREE House Mat
• House House I worth £7.99) NOW ONLY £24.99 COMPLETE : • Full
Midi Interface for A500 1000 2000 (please state model). • Midi
In - 3 x Midi Out plus Midi Thru.
• Compatible with all leading Midi packages .
• Fully Opto isolated.
NOW ONLY £29.99 INC. 2 FREE MIDI CABLES Ml ICROMIDI 4
• Fully compatible Midi Interface for A500 2000. • Midi In - Midi
Out - Midi Thru.
Fully Opto Isolated.
NOW ONLY £19.99 ¦M BOOT BLOCKER ONLY £14.99 HOW TO GET YOUR ORDER rAS‘7... TELEPHONE (24 Hrs) ¦ CREDIT CARD ORDERS WE WILL DESPATCH YOUR ORDER QUICKLY I EFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE YOU TO START RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PURCHASE WITHIN OAYS. NOT WEEKS ORDERS NORMALLY DESPATCHED WITHIN 48 Hrs UK ORDERS POST FREE EUROPE ADO £1 OVERSEAS ADD £3 PWCES AND SPECIFICATIONS CORRECT AT TIME OF PRESS ANO SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CALLERS WELCOME - Piesse reserve goods by telephone pnor » ntf ALL CHEQUES POSTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO... DATEL ELECTi OpiCS" LTD., GOVAN ROAD, FENTON INDUSTRIAL
ESTATE, FENTON, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST4 2RS, ENGLAND TELEPHONE SALES ONLY 0782 744707 FAX 0782 744292 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324 J MO Hz NOW YOU CAN ADD UP TO 1.5 MEGS TO YOUR AMIGA AT THE LOWEST PRICES EVER!!
UNIQUE FASTMEM CHIPMEM OPTION* PRO-RAM 7 £US THE FIRST RAM UPGRADE CARD TO OFFER THE UNIQUE FASTMEM OR CHIPMEM OPTION AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH*. NOW YOU CAN HAVE THE EXTRA SCREEN HANDLING ABILITY OF THE A2000 - PLUS LOTS MORE!!
• Simply plug into your Amiga A500 and upgrade to a full 1 Meg in
minutes!!
• Features the latest 1 Meg Drams. Low chip count means very low
power consumption.
• Top quality high grade PCB and connector to give unmatched
reliability - 12 months guarantee.
• Switch to enable disable plus "ChipMem" option*.
• Now you can nm ALL Amiga Imeg programs.
• Also available with clock calendar option.
• Easily fitted into the slot under your A500 - does not affect
warranty.
V: NOW ONLY £29.99 £39.99 FOR CLOCK VERSION
* CHIPMEM OR FASTMEM OPTION WITH FREE 1 MEG OR 2 MEG DEMO DISKS
• Yes. If your Amiga was bought in the last 12 months and has
K1CKSTART 1.3 then It probably has the fatter1 1 Meg AGNUS
Chip.
Even though thia waa not publicised by Commodore, those machines with the ’02’ AGNUS, have 1 Meg Chip Ram ability. The PRORAM PLUS'M board can be configured to give 512K of extra Chip Memory OR Fast Memory at the flick of a switch.
• With 1 Meg of Chip Memory you cun do lots of things previously
only available on the A20O0 - more HiRea screens, multitasking
graphics programs. CAD. DTP. Larger sound samples, etc.. etc.
• Remember, no other cards offer this unique feature.
• One elm pie soldering Job is required to enable the ChipMem-
feature
• Opening your A5O0 may invalidate your warranty ¦ VIM If YOU
DOST HA Vi THE LATEST AGNUS CHIP THE PRORAM PLUS ' WILL ETILL
GIVE YOU THE fASTRAM OPTIONS OffERSO BY OTHER BOARDS A NO AT AN
UNBEATABLE PRICE YOU JUST CANT BEAT THESE OBALBtl RAM-MASTER II
• IF YOU NEED EVEN MORE POWER THEN THE RAM-MASTER II™ IS FOR
YOU!!
• Adds an extra 1.5 Megs to your A500 (giving a total free memory
of 2 Megs).
• Uses the latest 1 Meg Drams resulting in extra low power
consumption.
• Needs Kickstart 1.3 onwards.
• Complete with onboard clock calendar.
• Top quality connections used throughout.
• Comes with 12 months guarantee.
• Easily fitted into the slot under your A500 - requires no
soldering (the cover of your A500 must be removed for fitting
plug in" connector ) NOW ONLY £1 1 9.99 WITH 1.5 MEGS OF RAM
UPGRADE YOUR A500 TO 2 MEGS!
ONLY £39.99 FOR CARD WITHOUT RAM HOW TO GET YOUR ORDER rASTT... TELEPHONE (24 Hrsl - UTTTVUJrTTl ¦ CREDIT CARD ORDERS WE WILL DESPATCH YOUR ORDER QUICKLY & EFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE YOU TO START RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PURCHASE WITHIN DAYS. NOT WEEKS ORDERS NORMALLY DESPATCHED WITHIN 48 Hr* UK ORDERS POST FREE EUROPE ADD tl OVERSEAS ADD C3 ALL PRICES INCLUDE V A T PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS CORRECT AT TIME OF PRESS AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CALLERS WELCOME • Please reserve goods by telephone prior 10 visit. ALL CHEOUES POSTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO... DATcL oLECT OplCS" LTD.,
GOVAN ROAD. FENTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FENTON, STOKE-ON-TftENT, ST4 2RS, ENGLAND TELEPHONE SALES ONLY 0782 744707 FAX 0782 744292 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324 AMG MEM COMPLETE HARDWARE SOFTWARE SCANNING COULDN'T BE SIMPLER... NEW FEATURES... IFF Buffer Save 1600 x 1024 pixels, dual buffer and scan matching for 1 Meg users, view Buffer and NEW interlace version of software. Full keyboard control of most functions. Includes hard disk transfer to run under Workbench.
• Unmatched range of edit capture facilities and keyboard .
Ontrol simply not offered by other scanners at this unbeatable
price.
• An easy to handle Handy Scanner featuring 105 mm scanning width
and 400 dpi resolution enables you to scan graphics and text
Into your Amiga.
• Adjustable switches for brightness contrast levels.
• Powerful partner for DTP that allows for cut and paste
• •lilting of images etc.
• Gcnlscan gives you the ability to easily scan images, text and
graphics and even offers 200Dpl Dual Scan Mode.
• Save Images in suitable format for most leading packages
including PHOTON PAINT. DELUXE PAINT, etc. Package includes
GS4500 scanner. Interface.
Power Pack and Scan Edit ill software.
SgniScan GS 4500
• Comes complete with Photon Paint Illustrator Software.
• Huge range of features.
• Top selling graphics package.
FREE PHOTON PAINT COMES WITH ... NOW A TRUE OPTICAL MOUSE!
FOR THE AMIGA (lot IM-inI MAGE ar
• YES A FULL FEATURE OPTICAL MOUSE FOR YOUR AMIGA - THAT MEANS NO
MOVING PARTS!
• Moulded to fit the hand, perfectly ergonomic design.
• Comes complete with moulded 9 pin connector.
• Supplied with FREE mouse holder.
• No more to buv!!
• Incorporating full optical tracking and counting - no ball so
no problems with clogging, slipping, etc. . High count output
for very line movement.
• Two button microswitch action.
. Direct replacement for all Amlgas.
. Comes complete with special Optical Pad".
• Superbly styled - supcrsmooth shape.
Complete ONLY £39.99 HOW TO GET YOUR ORDER rASTT... TELEPHONE (24 Hrs) - [HTFZQrEfl ¦ CREDIT CARD ORDERS WE WILL DESPATCH YOUR ORDER QUICKLY & EFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE YOU TO START RECEIVING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR PURCHASE WITHIN DAYS. NOT WEEKS “*DERS NORMALLY DESPATCHED WITHIN 48 Hr* ALL PRICES INCLUDE V.A.T UK ORDERS POST FREE EUROPE ADD £1 OVERSEAS ADD £3 PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS CORRECT AT TIME OF TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE CALLERS WELCOME Plea»e reserve goods by telephone prior to vlstt ALL CHEQUES POSTAL ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO P«*£SS AAC SLMCT DATEL ELECTlfOpiCS" LTD., GOVAN ROAD. FENTON
INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FENTON, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST4 2RS. ENGLAND TELEPHONE SALES ONLY 0782 744707 FAX 0782 744292 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324 SCAN WARNING 1988 COPYRIGHT ACT WARNING Dalel Electronics Ltd , neither condones or authorises the use of it's products tor tho reproduce 0 copyright material The backup tucilitios ot this product are des-gned to reproduce only software such as Public Domain material the users own programs O' software wnere permission to make backups has been clearly given it is illegal to make copies ever, tor your own use. Of copyright material without the clear
permission of the copyright owner, or the hcencee thereof FREEZER-UTILITY CARTRIDGE BCTTCDrr -J&.
TiSeA faWft WAY o STILL ONLfY £09.99 POST FREE FOR THE A500 1000 A2000 VERSION AVAILABLE £69.9$ PLEASE STATE WHICH COMPUTER.
YOU HAVE WHEH ORDERIHG NEW MK II VERSION IS HEREI THE NOW WITH A MASSIVE 128K OPERATING SYSTEM IN ROM OFFERING EVEN MORE COMMANDS... AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay II preference screen you can now set up artofire from 0 to 100%. Just imagine continuous fire power?
Joystick 1 and 2 are set separately for that extra advantage!
DISKCODER ¦Hh the new "Diskcoder' option you can now tag' your disks with a ¦rique code that will prevent the disk from being loaded by anyone ¦Me. 'Tagged* disks will only reload when you enter the code.
Vary useful for security.
• PREFERENCES , Action Replay II now has screen colour
preferences with menu setup. Customise your screens to suit
your taste. Very simple to « DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk
monitor - displays disk information in easy to understand
format. Full modify save options.
• DOS COMMANDS Now you have a selection of DOS commands available
at all times - DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE, etc.
• DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button ¦ faster than Dos
Copy. No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
• BOOT SELECTOR Either OFO or 0F1 can be selected as the boot
drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able
to boot from your external drive.
PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
• ORE FEATURESjjNCLUDING 80 COLUMN DISPLAY AND 2 WAY SCROLLING...
Full M68000 Assembler Disassembler • Full screen editor • Load
Save block • Write String to memory Jump to specific address •
Show Ram as text • Show frozen picture • Play resident sample
Show and edit all CPU registers and flag • Calculator • Help
command 9 Full search feature Unique Custom Chip Editor allows
you to see and modify all chip registers - even write only
registers! • Notepad Disk handling - show actual track, Disk
Sync, pattern etc. • Dynamic Breakpoint handling Show memory as
HEX, ASCII. Assembler, Decimal • Copper Assemble Disassemble -
now with suffix names REMEMBER AT ALL TIMES YOU ARE
INTERROGATING THE PROGRAM IN IT'S FROZEN STATE WITH ALL MEMORY
AND REGISTER
- INVALUABLE FOR DE BUGGING OR JUST THE INQUISITIVE O GET YOUR
ACTION REPLAY II FAST... TELEPHONE (24 Hrs) - 0782 744707
CREDIT CARD ORDERS WE WILL DESPATCH YOUR ORDER OUICKLY 4
EFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE YOU TO START RECEIVE I*!***!!* OROERS
NORMALLY DESPATCHED WITHIN 48 Mrs ALL PRICES INCLUDE V-A.T. ALL
CHEQUES POS
- -ri vrsA GOVAN ROAD, FENTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FENTON,
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST4 2RS, ENGLAND ' ' _
"" Lrfr fECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 0782 744324 YOUR PURCHASE
WITHIN DAYS, NOT WEEKS ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO.,. .. BACK ISSUE
SERVICE Few in stock, selling out fast
- get your copies while they last!
All issues only £3.45*, Coverdisk and full postage included n An A n A n A n A n A n A n A n A n An An An An An An An ahaiLA n A AMIGA * STAR MONITORS AUTHORISED DEALER FOR AMIGA (UK MODELS ONLY) B2000 Systems Fully Configured trom: Amiga B2000 with 1Mb Chip RAM .779.00 2090A 20Mb A'boot Drive .219.00 2091 40Mb A'boot Drive Card (RAM Expandable) ......399.00 Supra 30 48 80Mb A'boot Drive Cards ...339 359 459 SUPRA DRIVES INCLUDE EXPRESS COPY BACKUP S CLIMATE A2088 XT Bridgeboard . 5.25"
Drive .....219.00 A2286 AT Bridgeboard . 5 25" Drive .....559.00 Supra 8Mb RAM Board Pop 2Mb ...229.00 Supra 8Mb RAM Board Pop 4 6 8Mb ....349 459 559 Hi-res Video Card lor Hi-Res Monitors .299.00 Amiga 1500 (B2000 • 1084S * Twin Floppies) .1069.00 A500 First Sleps Education Pack......539.00 A500 Screen Gems pack (NEW) ...359.00 PRINTERS Citizen 120D .129.95 Commodore MPS 1270 Colour InkJet (NEW) .189.00 Star
LC-10 .159 00 Star LC-200 Colour (NEW) ......209.00 Star LC24-10 ..239.00 Star LC24 200 (NEW) ..259.00 Star LC24-200 Colour (NEW) ..299.00 Star XB24 10 24 pin .....481.85 Okimate 20 Ribbons Heads'Paper ..PHONE Commodore 1084S Stereo ......249.00 Philips 8833 Stereo Colour .....249.00 Philips 8833 Monitor Stand P&PE2 15.95 Quadram Hi-Res Multi-Scan ....329.00 DISK DRIVES A590 Autoboot 20Mb . S W ....279.00 A2000 Internal 3.5"
P&P £2 69.95 A500 Replacement Internal 3.5‘ ...P&P £2.
High Quality Amiga Ext 3.5" Metal Cased ...P&P £2
69. 95 ...69.95 MISCELLANEOUS A500 RAM Clock 512Kb with Disable
Sw A500 RAM Clock 1.8Mb (Internal
connect) ..149.00 RAM Chips lor
A590i2091 per 512Kb ... 29 00 A500 Compatible Power
Supply 49.00 Kickstad V1.3 ROM tor A500 2000 .28.00 1Mb
Fat Agnus 8372A ....69.00 CIA Chip
8520 ..15.00 Rendale 8802
Genlock 199.00 Vidi-Amiga PAL Frame Grabber
inc filters ..129.00 RGB Composite
Video Splitter ..69.95 Surge Protector 4-Way Block 3
Way Adapt ..15 95 19.95 Midi
Interlace .34.95 .39.00 ALL PRICES
INCLUDE 15% VAT CARRIAGE £5 (EXPRESS £10) SOFTWARE £2 Prices
subject to change without notice E & O. E. a 'Delta *Pi
Softuwte Atd 8 Ruswarp Lane, WHITBY, N Yorks Y021 1ND
TEL FAX: 0947 600065 (9am - 7pm) AnAnAnAnAnAnAnAnAnAnAnA
CUSTOM DESIGNED FOR YOUR AMIGA CLIP ART IN 32 COLOURS ISSUE
10 TWO playable demos on the disk - Hammerfist and Wipe Out.
Inside - a graphics special and getting down to some serious
stuff with a feature on databases.
ISSUE 9 A special on the latest buzzword in computing.
Multimedia, and how the Amiga is ideal for it. Pipe Mania provides an extremely addictive disk demo.
ISSUE 11 Disk and mag combine to take you on a guided tour of fractals and chaos theory. There's a playable demo ot the stunning Tower ot Babel, which is just one of four Format Golds Inside.
ISSUE 12 Massive Music special featuring a step-by-step guide on how to write your own tunes, plus free music tape. Dan Dare III on Disk along with useable demo of new music program Quartet.
. 4 ft i ¦ n HOUSE BUILDER is a comprehensive library’ of graphic elements which can be selected and combined to reproduce IN CORRECT COLOUR. SCALE AND DETAIL, the elevations of almost any house built In the past or present. Over 750 individual pieces of clip art can be cut and pasted in infinite permutation to create virtually any house built or dreamed about.
¦ ISSUE 16 Huge feature on the CDTV, the future of home entertainment.
Four Format Gold games including Rick Dangerous 2 and Captive, which also features on the disk.
Plus flight sims, stunning animations.
ISSUE 13 The glamorous story of how movies become games, plus programming languages, AMOS in full and ProDraw 2.
The Bitmaps' Cadaver is a playable demo on the Coverdisk.
ISSUE 14 Public Domain special issue: what it is. And how to make the most of free software. Plus Yolanda demo and a complete PD game on the disk, programming tools, genlocks and more in the mag.
ISSUE 15 Disk: Flipit and Magnose a brilliant playable demo from Imageworks.
Inside: How to protect yourself from viruses.
How professional studios use their Amigas for music.
I. lllll-ll irrirn!
All graphics share the same 32 colour palette.
Requires Dpaint or similar PAL art package.
Over 750 compatible graphic elements.
2 full disk package.
• All graphics are to a standard scale.
£30.oo FULLY INCLUSIVE (Outside the UK add £3)
• UK price only Overseas prices: Europe £5 Rest of World £7 To
order your back issues use the subscriptions order form
opposite.
DON’T MISS OUT MEUN Y GARTH. BUILTH WELLS POWYS LI 4 4AW Tel: (05912) 242 FREE SOFTWARE!
WHETHER YOU’RE IN BUSINESS OR A GAMESTER, SUBSCRIBE TO AMIGA FORMAT AND CHOOSE ONE OF THESE TOP TITLES PLUS... DAYS OF THUNDER The game of the film of the sport.
Mindscape bring NASCAR racing to the Amiga. Take your Chevy to the limit till the petrol tank's dry!
DAY BY DAY YOURS FREE Comprehensive life-organiser for hobbyists, home users, business users and educationalists alike.
A superb utiliity from DIGITA International.
6(1 the week by *ttk ... month by month ... year by year organ net INTERN ATIONAl RESOLUTION 101 You guarantee yourself a regular copy of Britain’s leading magazine for the Amiga, absolutely jam-packed with all the information you need to get the most out of your machine.
PIUS... You make sure you get the tremendous Coverdisk every month, bursting with exciting programs, utilities and playable demos.
12 ISSUES OF YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE PLUS THE FREE COVERDISKS PLUS YOUR FREE SOFTWARE
- ALL THIS FOR ONLY £39.95!
Or. If you're a bit hard up this month... 6 ISSUES FOR JUST £19.95 (but sadly no free software) Simply complete the coupon below and return it to us ASAP CANT WAIT? Then phone our CREDIT CARD HOTLINE on 0458 74011 and ask for Trevor Witt for a fast and friendly service.
YES!
Please enter renew my subscription to Amiga Format My choice of software is (Only applies to 12 issues - tick one onlyl DAY BY DAY RESOLUTION 101 DAYS OF THUNDER Please enter my subscription to Amiga Format (Masappropriate) UK (12 issues) ..£39.95 UK (6 issues) ....£19.95 Europe (12 issues) ...£64.55 Rest of World (12 issues) ....£89.55 To ensure you get the best possible service all overseas subscriptions are sent Air Mail Please also send me the following back issues (see opposite page) 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 (please circle) Name.
Address.
YOURS FREE Crack crime as you race around a futuristic city in your high-powered, heavily-armed ground skimmer dealing death to the local drug barons.
From Millennium YOUR NO RISK GUARANTEE You can cancel your subscription at any time and we will refund you for all unmailed issues.
Post Code..... My method of payment is Total payment £ Cheque (make payable to Future Publishing Ltd!
Visa Access Expiry date Card No Enclose this coupon (together with your cheoue if applicable' r re ere-cce crcvcec cr r ~rssj send to Amiga Format Subscriptions. FREEPOST. Somerton. TA11 7BR ED UP b remote control d a copy of Team Yankee Wi tank wort PAIUZERKAMPFUUAGENUl.TIGERn (Sdkfz182)AusfB GERMAN HEAl Y TANK TYPE 171 KING TIGER Team Yankee is the excellent new tank simulator from Empire, based on the Harold Coyle book of the same name. Last month we reviewed it.
Giving it a highfy-recommended rating of 81% and saying 'If you long for the thunder of a 30-ton destroyer then join Team Yankee’.
Now, you not only have the chance to join Team Yankee by winning a copy of the game, but you can also win your very own remote control tank, if of a slightly lower tonnage.
The tank we'd like to give away is a classic, the German King Tiger. It’s a 1 16th scale model of the real thing but it's still pretty big, measuring 64cm long, 24cm wide and 20cm high. It has a 360 degree rotating turret and wil roll right over any sort of terrain, from the bedroom carpet to the garden rockery.
The model does come in kit form (with the remote control unit and battery suppled) so you wil have to build and paint it yourself - which is half the fun, as far as we re concerned.
The model is quite complicated, though, and you will need to know what you’re doing to put it together - so be prepared to spend a good deal of time making it (or effort getting someone else to).
As well as the tank the winner will get a copy of Team Yankee the game and book, as will 10 lucky runners-up.
HOW TO ENTER Write the answers to the following three questions on the back of a postcard or stuck- down envelope and send it to: Yankee Tank Comp, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
All the entries should reach us by 10th December at the latest and don’t forget to include your name, your address and phone number on the postcard as per usual.
QUESTIONS 1 What sort of tracks do tanks usually get about on?
A) Record tracks
b) Caterpillar tracks
c) Kangaroo tracks 2 What is a T-34?
A) An offensive formation for the Miami Dolphins
b) The main road through Czechoslovakia
c) A big, nasty Russian tank 3 Which of these is the name of a
type of tank?
A) Reagan
b) Abrams
c) Heseltine RULES Employees of Future Publishing and
Entertainment International are not allowed to enter. The
judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered
into.
DOUBLE DARE YOU.
Blue max ACES OF THE GREAT WAR WWI Air Combat Simulation Take control of one of eight classic WWI fighters and find out how good you really are. Fly with the best Richthofen, Fonck, Mannock. Ricken- bacher and learn their tricks and techniques.
• Action dogfight, solo, ond teom missions for one or two ployers
using o single computer with ony combination ol keyboard,
joystick, or mouse.
• Strotegy Dogfight: For the skilled purist, Blue Max otts like a
highly-intelligent strategic board game, allowing you and your
opponent to work out detailed battle sequences and play bock
the moves in ‘realtime’ 3D.
• VGA 256 3D COLOR GRAPHICS,
• ORIGINAL MUSIC, SOUND EFFECTS FOR GAME BLASTER, ADLIB
SYNTHESIZER 8 airplanes to choose from, each with its own
highly-detailed flying characteristics.
Perform missions with, as, or against the Aces of the Great War.
Dozens of historical missions around 4 different locations within France.
CARDS VJF A . . .
Do you think well under pressure?
How about 300 pounds per square inch of pressure? Take a deep breath, captain.... Winter, 19-41. The icy waters of the North Atlantic. The deeper you dive, the greater the pressure. Depth charges explode around you. Banging on the hull of your U-boat like iron fists. Nerve and cunning make you the terror of the Allied convoys.
Yuperiscope rlewafaemy aircraft
• 3D submarine warfare: for the first time, o sub warfare gome
lets you deal with threats below and above the surfoce in a
true three dimensional environment.
Real communications: Use the German Enigma coding machine to send ond receive information.
YU Jit color mimefleU MwfcrVwt* Many missions to choose from into the North Atlantic ond Arctic, inland along the coast of Norway, into the Boy of Biscoy, ond through the Straits of Gibralter.
3 different levels of difficulty, from beginner to realistic.
3D grophics in 256 VGA colon, with multiple internol andexternol comero views in o complete 3D world.
. - :-r.
MINDSCAPE for your local dealer, contact: Mindscope International Limited, The Coach House, Hooklonds Estate, Sc ay ties Hill, WestSusset Ml 7 7NC. Iet 044 486 761 For further information on Mindscope products and new releases please cat: 0898 214214 Haunted Castle.
Scotland : Help little Tommy ircscue his mother in this thrilling, chilling arcade ~ adventure game ! k.Only il you darc.. fl H UBISOFT L EnMainmrtSck- f You are Zad. Plan your strategy combat evil, 9 and become the supreme ruler of Va Euroland ! M WBI SOFT (U.
The crazy reflex game that will drive you loony ! GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE !
Jj rrace the ultimate challenge of the universe that pushes you to the very frontiers of space itself.
A new kind S3 of adventure... Leave the world of mortal far behind and enter a world where logic, a good memory, and * white and black magic l- , BRAIN BLASTER The latest on the demos scene is checked out by MAFF EVANS, while the low-down on all the newest free software comes from PAT McDONALD FONT2SCULPT Version 4.3 GEORGE THOMPSON SERVICES This is a very handy little utility indeed. It’s the very latest version
- what do you expect in this column, the Juggler demo? - and has
had a few bug fixes.
Font2Sculpt is only useful to those people who possess a copy of Sculpt 3D or 4D, the ubiquitous ray-trace rendering programs.
Font2Sculpt converts any Amiga bitmapped font into Sculpt objects. The result is that you can ray-trace huge messages in any font into any scene.
Ray-traced images look very impressive, but people often find them a bit too arty without any words or messages. With this gadget you can include anything you want, lending a surreal aspect to your graphics.
ACC1 AMIGANUTS Well strange title - but it's going to be a popular disk. Ever wanted a book that could teach you assembly language programming?
Buy this floppy instead - it's the first of the Amiga Coders Club disks, and includes information for programmers both experienced and novice, written by people such as Francois Nico, Mike Cross and Dave Edwards.
ACC l consists of written exercises that start at ground level: "think of the 68000 as the computer brain and its memory as a series of lots of pigeon-holes".
Also on the disk are plenty of example listings and data.
The whole shebang revolves around using Devpac 2. It lists the entry-level system for writing assembly language - at least l Meg of memory and two floppy disk drives - plus the optional extras, like a Pink Floyd album.
Highly recommended if you’re interested in the subject.
UTILITIES AMIGANUTS 790 Begorrah you know, an' all an’ all an' all - this one’s got me confused. It appears to contain three well-known PD programs, namely Noisetracker, Diskmaster and Fraxion's Module Ripper V7. Also on there is Protracker VI.0, which bears a distinct resemblance to the infamous SoundTracker.
Clicking on the Noisetracker option from the menu actually gives you StarTrekker, which again looks extremely like Sound- Track er. What's going on here, then? StarTrekker turns out to be Noisetracker V2.12, rewritten by a Norwegian who goes by the alias Exolon of Fairlight.
What more is there to say? If you want some very cheap sampling and sequencing software, this is the most up-to-date disk to buy. No two ways about it.
The sample modules for playing include the widespread Crockett's Theme, Maximmimum, Shadows and Threat. All very good stuff, and a noble continuation of the 'Tracker saga.
MAGNETIC PAGES NO UK LIBRARY YET This is hot. It’s fresh, young, and unfettered, mainly because the author sent it straight to me to send out to the PD libraries scattered around the Sceptred Isle (that’s the UK to Richard II haters).
AmsMag is a magazine on a disk. No, ifs actually quite a good one. It has the facility to combine graphics, text and music into a set of pages, with a contents page at the front. You can flick through it and you don't need to do disk swapping. I understand it’s popular with Amiga owners down under.
Now, the PD part of all this is that Mark Gladding has put the editor for his magazine - Magnetic Pages - into the Public rogram beiecior i : .uvli .iuiu X£ASh£ Select A Directory Tmr«Uc was cotpHffl fdffc.feiv AHIGWUTS (HITED
- --.v - leal sssrt Mirlili iWhMN ItttWllll - WtfllM HllMl ll I
HH ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦a It you uisli to contribute mterizl for
inclusion in a future edition IHmHBI It crunch SoiiBt 11 -
HIHH HI Selsctsr iso Fils - ¦ - riHsM lee lilt ,;ry.,¦¦
¦!'¦*»*¦ II I WW II U Us.mt 1II1II 1 a0a :.r. i Mail INI
1 Ml l crtmwn nov v Cflutlianpton. IH evu II'*' l)' s v 1 1
¦¦¦¦HpnmHH PI.EASF sacci Frofn’an Selector liy TrancciE The
ACC1 disk from Amiganuts contains lots of document, source code
for would-be machine coders.
.AMIGANUTS. UNITED 95 trictly OFFICIAL l K DISTRIBUTORS OF THE FANTASTIC T B A C DISKS FROM MERLIN I SA FOR ONLY £1.80 EACH LIBRARY PRICES START AT ONLY £0.50p (WITH DISK) NO MEMBERSHIP CHARGES NOW INTO OCR 4lh YEAR per disk Free blank disk with 5 or more orders!
ALL NEW STAR TREK, with AUTHORISED English instructions 12 DISKS) £4.00 C MANUAL In Anders Bjcrin. A three disk set. Containing 200 pages ol instructions on opening windows screens graphics gadgets spritrs etc. Loads of examples source progs. (FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CLI IS REQUIRED) £6.00 BUDBRAIN Excellent TW O DISK MEGADEMO. IFOR ADULTS ONLY) 8 GAMES The train set game makes this one a MUST for the kids WORD SQUARE SOLVER Solve magazine puzzle squares wtth this one.
AMI FX ISSUE I Special three disk set for fractal enthusiasts. This secies will hr arriving on an Infrequent basis. (1 MEG MIN) FRANTIC FREDDIE A C64 conversion bv Uignonia Software * TWO DEMOS £2.00 TETRACOPY. An EXCELLENT copier program by the team that did XCOPY £2.50 AM I BASE PROFESSIONAL A new Database prog, by K. Grant.
(IJCENCEW'ARE) 3 NICE GAMES bv PH Software THE TURN. TRICKY AND MARBLE SLIDE MUSIC DISK with 53 tracks lasting OVER 90 MINS' (A MUST) 11 IE EXCELLENT BOOT SHOP plus iflmaster bootklt. Dlskscan etc. MED V2.13. The VERY LATEST version of this FANTASTIC music utility has been re vamped with a host of new additions, with arced samples.
NorthC VI.2. Updated version from Steve llawlln. This new set comes on TWO DISKS and Is packed with extra progs examples advlcc on bugs. £5.00 SUPER C COMMANDS DISK from Twilight (FAST REPLACEMENT C DIR PROGS) £150 PSEUDO COP. A very hard to play PD game, vcrv well done. £2.00 Hie FANTASTIC Crionics Auto-run demo called NEVERWHERE £1 50 Letter wTiting disk by GRIZZLY, set up and ready for your letters £1.50 PROFESSIONAL SOUNDTRACKER VI 0 is here*, it is EXCELLENT. Just press the HELP key. Whilst running, for full Instructions. Disk also contains latest Ntrarkcr V2.12. subtitled THE STARTEKKER
by Exolon of Fairllght. Also the FINAL version of DISKMASTER (V3). A 100% CLI REPLAC EMENT TOOL. £2.50 521: 639: Strictly Public Domain Prices!!
£3.00 £2.00 £2.00 649: 640: 680: 681: D075 D090 D105 D095 D107 M006 MOM M031 U026 U024 U025 G005 G009 G017 G025 G001 G027 G021 _js in Space Star Trek animations Saraon Mega Demo Turtlemania Watership Down Digital Concert VI Genesis The Wall (Pink Floyd) C Manual (3 disks) Sid VI .6 TV Graffix (2 disks) Blizzard Flaschbier Pacman D007 D012 D014 deastie boy: D015 Budbrain Mega Demo (2 disks) Fillit the Fish Alt Demo Assassins Demo Mix 8 £5.00 699: 700: 705: D150 * £2 50 £2.50 £2.00 £2.50 706: 717: 728: 740: £2.50 V 741: 755: Tennis (1 meg) All New Star Trek Game 756: 759: 760: 790: Fraxion
Horror Equaliser Demo Intuition Megademo Kefrens Mega demo 8 (2disks) Kick Off 3 D036 D106 D151 D051 Wraithed One Return to Earth D103 D050 D061 D070 D074 Knight Demo (1 meg) Mighty Druids AT IASH HERE IS A NEW DISK THAT ALL CODERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
ACC-1 4: The first 4 compacted Issues ol a new disk for coders, even If you arc new to the coding, It s the one to get If you Intend using devpak. Advice source and more.
Edited bv Mark Meanv INTRODUCTORY OFFER £1.50 PD Spectacular Probe Sequence ACC-5: AMIGA CODERS CLUB issue 5 is packed with advice sources etc. £3.00 NOVEMBER COMPETITION ISSUE CATALOGI E DISK IS NOW AVAILABLE. YOU COULD WIN £100 WORTH OF PROGS (3 PRIZES) SEND £1 00 AND ASK FOR YOUR COPY NOW!!
SORRY. TO KEEP OUR PRICES AS LOW AS POSSIBLE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS ALL PRICES QUOTED ABOVE INCLUDE RETURN POST AND PACKING Please add 50p lor p&p Send S.A.E. for tree catalogue All cheques postal orders to: STRICTLY P.D., 11 York Place, Brandon Hill, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 5UT.
Per disk!
Vi Make chcques Postal Orders payable to: AMIGANUTS UNITED
169. DALE VALLEY RD. HOLLYBROOK.
SOUTHAMPTON SOI 6QX. PHONE 0703 785680 PLEASE NOTE: Some demo* contain lanfuaJe that may be considered offensive FOR 11 OR MORE ORDERS RIVERDENE PDL % SWD for the Amiga j 30a School Road. Tilehurst. 9ej * Reading. Berkshire RG3 5AN.
Telephone: (0734) 452416 Fax: (0734) 451239 Prices 1-5 £1.00 6-20 ..£0.90 21 + ...£0.80 DEMO PACK 1: NEVERWHERE, UP-FRONT S REBELS MEGABLAST DEMO PACK 2: DIGITAL CONCERTS 3.4. S 5 ART PACK 1 : NASA. STAR WARS & ROGER DEAN SLIDESHOW ART PACK 2 (I MEG RAM): WALKER 1, WALKER II & THE RUN HOME UTILITIES PACK: WORD WRIGHT. OUICKBASE & BANK N GAMES PACK: QUIZ MASTER, TRACK RECORD & BREAKOUT MUSIC PACK: SOUNDTRACKER. SOUNDTRACKER SAMPLES & OCTYLIZER All Packs only C5.50 each inclusive of 1 st Class Postage & Packing Please state Amiga when ordering FREE PD CATALOGUE ON
DISK :cess (please state Atari ST or AmigaI r~~ as when you send a blank disk and I7F-1 SAE to RIVERDENE PDL I- BLANK DISKS 40p EACH INC LABELS SIX OF THE BEST TRIANGLE GIGA DEMO MONTY PYTHONS NUDGE NUDGE PINK FLOYD BRICK IN THE WALL NASA PIX BLIZZARD WORLD DATABANK Full list with order or write. Send cheques Pos to: SWD PD 27 Axwell Terrace, Swalwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 3JS Strathclyde P.P. Public Domain From North Of The Border Sagittarian PD FOR THE AMIGA - 99p PER DISK PLUS 50p P&P PER ORDER SAE FOR FREE PRINTED_CATALOGUE_ CATALOGUE ON DISK 70P TEL 081 520 3858 Top 10_______ ' A-
Star Trek Gome 2 kdWc n Megodemo 3 Crutooerj Boc»erio 4 5 A o*a2 Megodemo 8 6 Scocom Menial Hangover 7 ’ pTo Mors 8 Wofcer yemo 2 (I meg) 9 Concert 3 10 & Mohooey Music We can order any available Public Domain disks and supply them to you ot our low prices.
So why not buy them from us.
Prices:- 1-5 £1.50 6-10 £1.35 11 ? £1.20 Opening Offer All top 10 disks only £1.10 each ind.
PAP * disk.
Free catalogue with orders over 5 disks , 10 PO
l. T.VGraSRe 2 Video Appfccatxyis 3 i*iz Bench 4 Leam and Play
5. Med V2.01
6. C2C Compder Fish 314
7. Mandel Mountains Fish 295
8. PCQ Pascal Compiler
9. Noise Tracker VI.2 10 Divine Slideshow Catalogue Send SAE (V-
x6 28p) ? 50p for full list. Disk catalogue ? SAE £1 00-
SAGIDEM 44 - Disorder Megademo SAGIDEM 45 - Decimation demo
Fleh 23 - Lattice C v3.03 with include tiles Fish 337 C Manual
Fish 344 ROM Kernal Reterence Manual Companion SAGIGAM 10 Mona
V3.0 ’ SAGIGRA 9 Exodus Real 3D slideshow Fish 328 -
Analytical Spreadsheet V24.018* SAGIGRA 10 • Digi Wheels
slideshow SAGIGAM 13 Kingdom at War RPG * SAGIGAM 11 - Lam
RPG. Odysee Alpha RPG SAGIDEM 46 Dragons Megademo SAGIDEM 47 •
Cryptobumers Megademo 2 Fish 143 -RIM-5 DataBase SAGIDEM 24 •
Kelrens Megademo 8 (2 disks) SAGIDEM 25 - Agatron Amm 25
(Lotus Car Chase) SAGIDEM 28 - Cool Cougar Demo SAGIDEM 29 -
Glass Ball (Starship) raytraced animation
* 1 Meg required Send cheques PO’s payable to: STRATHCLYDE PD 23
Timmons Terrace, Chapelhall, Airdrie, ML6 8UT Please Address
Mail To: Paul Brown, (AF4) 104 Wood Street,London, E17 3HX
Cheques P.O.'s payable to P.A. Brown SENLAC SOFTWARE PD
(*£4755093 W OAKLEA CLOSE OLD ROAR ROAD ST LEONARDS ON SEA EAST
SUSSEX TNB7 7HB tec Om 753070 dialogue At.00 NL IL ORDER PUBLIC
DOMAIN UBHW Cabiog* -free* vib Oder TOP TEN MOVERS © ESA
Utilities © Battleforce V3.6 © Soundtracker V4.0 ® Jeopardy * ®
Fullforce III 0 Clerk V3.0 © Stealthy II * ® Monopoly Cluedo (D
Direct Action * O’ Station at Kheme GRAPHICS UTILITIES :ff Pixs
i Fantasy VI :ff Pixs ii Photomontage I IFF Pixs III
Photomontage II :FF Pixs IV Photomontage III IFF Pixs V
Forgotten Realms Fantasy I Paradise Slides Fantasy II Joe II
Slideshow Fantasy III Nasa Digipixs I Fantasy IV Nasa Digipixs
II Fantasy V Disney I • GAMES Flaschbier Cribbage Hack Tvainset
Earn PC Chess utobahn 3000 Breakout Zerg Frantic Freddie asino
Craps Eatmine Moria V3.0 * Computer Conflict Empire Drip!
A a CD w @ CO CO ¦o Virus 4.1 Disksalv 1.42 ESA Utilities FullForce III Ghostwriter D-Copy Cophers I TV GFX 1 Fonts (2) Bootblocks (2) Video Progs (2) Graphics Apps (2) Amiga 1 Atari GFX Convertors Energy Utilities SID VI.06 Aardvark Utilities Mandle Generators Archive Utils ARP. 1.3 Installer BUSINESS FINANCE Word wright Bank’n Analyticalc • Amibase RIM Spread Qbase VC Clerk Inventory Memopad Journal Analyticalc 3D (src only) MISCELLANY take any five disks @ 99p r: CD . O. OO pe1" diskl plus 50p P P per order s: take any five disks @ 99p Rayt racing Sampled Sounds Demo Creator Dope Intro
MCAD V1.25 Rot Jazzbench Celtics Demo Maker (not 1.3 Roms) Halloween Sample (2) Direct Action • Utopia Postcards Cando Support I Cando Support II Fractal Flight ANIMATION DEMOS I MEG Dexion Megademo Highclass UK) Rebels Megademo Amazing Demos VI ESA Demos Phenomena Megademo Complex Bobs Pulsifiers Hardcrack GFX JCS-Shellshock Alcatraz Demo Scoopex Demos Triange Demos Tetragon Megademos Deathwarp I Kefrens Mega Coma Red Sector (2) Red Sector Cebit Mental Hangover Puggs In Space Universal + Demob I Demob II Vision Music Vision Megademo IV Vice Workbench Vangelis * S'ewtek ("2 ED) Sewtek III
(’2 ED) Science 4.51 Xorth Star (2) Stealthy II Walker II Kuli (Pen) Knight II Rotating Ship Shark Gymnast Walker I Jet F15 Robo Radio II Italia Cinema Congaman Showbiz TREKKERS!!
All new StarTrek (2) StarTrek (• 3 ED) StarTrek V2.0 (• 2 ED) StarTrek Fleet Manoeuvre Anim • StarTrek Dry Dock Anim • StarTrek Enterprise Reliant Anim StarTrek Miscellaneous Anims • Trektrivia I 1 2 MEG
- At the Movies - 2 MEG Vauxkiller (2) Station at Kherne (3) Lost
In Scape (3) 3+3 1 2 MEG Sentinel (2)
* = Requires 1 meg
(2) = no’ disks in set (ED) = extra drive required
* UPGRADE ?
By Dr Gandalf requires 5 meg Memory hard disk + Fatter Agnes - 6 disks OVERSEAS - Australasia Please add 50r per disk to cover Airmail costs OVERSEAS - EEC Please add AZOO to cover postage costs MUSIC Soundtrackers 2) Soundtrackers V4.0 Future Composer Games Music Creator Perfect Sound Sound Editor Compact Disk Hi Fi Player • Instruments ST-02 Instruments ST-03 Instruments ST-04 Instruments ST-06 Instruments ST-07 Instruments ST-08 Instruments ST-09 Instruments ST-10 RIP Eruptions Flash team Music Crusaders Freed Out Crusaders Audio X Crusaders Back to Base i not 1.3 Roms) Med V. 12 BD0©(7©
Instruments ST-05 Sonix Play.
Dor i, i r i Shown below a halo selection Iroai over 500 PO titles calamity chosen tor their q jility content and Hlet IMCeohomt Pnces Phone tor listings NOW’ everything horn Oemo s to tut mown programmes OUR sets are umque and at BARGAIN PRICES' m ‘TOP 10' DISKS Shown m this mag PHONE MOW FOR „„ „ FULL LISTINGS' E9.00 GAMES SET 1 5 Disk Set RISK. MONOPOLY. TETRIS.
2x10 FANTASTIC GAMES DISKS 23 GREAT GAMES! £4.95 GAMES SET 2 SdiskSet STAR TREK 1&2. COLOSSAL WORLD ADVENTURE BATTLEFORCE TENNIS.
MORIA £4.95 A500 .MIG SCREENOEMS Std. Amiga A500 with 'somo Great New Software... BACK TO TflF FL r»»»AST II. DAYS OF THUNDFR 'NIGHTBRFtD, DELUXE PAINT I IJS AMAZING V O GAME RAC (fsaat ‘VeUru OeeUf... £369 SCREENGEMS TRAC 1CPAK As above but with a TRACKPAK exclusive to Track Computers...YOU get EXTRA VALUEI TOP 5 OEMO's Updated Daily UTILITIES SET MESSY DOS. POWER PACKER. VIRUS KILLER, EUROPA DISK, ARP (Brilliantl) BUSINESS PACK BANK. SPREADSHEET DATABASE. WOROWRlGHT e AMIGA SPELL • CLERK £4.95 5 Disk Set £4.95 5 Disk Set kYS OF THUNDER. NIGHTBRFED, ELUXE PAINT II. 70 GAME PACK kl Disk
Storage Box. 1 -Mouse Mat 1 Joystick. 1-Dust Cover.
5-PD Disks , 5 Blank Disks, Free Track Membership £339 SstVwrnm ¦7tnc4 £4.95 5 Disk Set RE INK YOUR MUSIC 5 Disk Set PROGRAMS GAMES MUSIC CREATOR.
SOUNDTRACKER (All Vers).
OKTALIZER (8 Channels).
NOISETRACKER V2 (Midi Compatible) M. E. D £4.95 Highly Recommended!
MUSIC SAMPLE FILES (FOR ABOVE) 99p El.
£11 AMIGA 'ACCESSORIES At P' ' SUPERBASE PERSONAL Irrp £59.95) 115.00 SUPERBASE II Irrp £99.95) £99.95 ' SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL I SUPERPUN (rtp £350.00) £ 149.95 BBC TRANSFER UTILITY A Real Translation Program to get those £24.95 kBBC files to an Amiga, complete with cable to ink both machines together.
TRACK BBC TRANSFER UTILITY * BBC EMUUTOR S W £49.95 TRULY FANTASTH ...Irom Track . 5I2K MEMORY UPGRADE GRAPHICS SdiskSet MANDLEBROT MOUNTAINS.
MANDLEBROT SHOW GRAPHICS UTILITY DISK VIDEO APPLICATIONS DISKS 1 & 2, Progs tot the Graphics Enthusiast £4.95 ANIMATION SET s Disk Set SOOT. SPACE CHASE (Great!).
STEALTHLY 2. STAR TREK MANOEUVRES THE RUN £4.95 £44.95 Phono our Fan Order Une using your Access, Visa or Lombard Charge Cards or tend us a ChequePostai Order with your order details Credit terms are avadable to customers over IB (subject to status), lust phone lot written details 4 an application form Requests (or credit die required in advance and are available to UK Mainland residents only APR S6.SX (Variable) Postal delivery and VAT ore included In the pnces shown, but Neil Working Day courier sendee Is available at an additional cost of S7 SO large Item (UK Mainland Only) All goods are
despatched same day payment Is confirmed, but note cheques need bonk clearance before goods can be despatched.
0332 OLD FAVOURITES SotskSel PUGGS IN SPACE. SPACE ACE.
FLASH DIGI CONCERT 3. RED .
SECTOR MEGA DEMO t & 2' £4.95 LANGUAGE 5 Disk Set NORTH C. SOZABON C. PASCAL COMPILER. C UTILITY DISK, VC • A68K ASSEMBLER £4.95 EOUCATION 1 to 5 5 Disk Set The Best selling education around £4.95 Learn & Play 1 -2 (under ? S 99p E a rRACK COMPUTER SYSTEMS AMF F P 3 ocKsmiths Yardi a er Gate Derby DE13PD epnone (0332) 41817
• X No (0332) 44001 AMSMAG * PUBLIC DOMAIN Domain, with the
exception of the organiser program. This is a necessary part
of the system, and costs $ 25 US. Contact Mark at 66 Churchill
Road, Murrays Bay, Auckland 10, New Zealand. As yet the
displayer and editor programs are not available, but I dare say
they will find their way into most of the libraries.
AMSM m 1 1C A i The AMSMAG front cover - not the most amazing piccie I’ve seen, but it's the fact that it’s there at all that matters.
UTILITIES AMIGANUTS 793 There's a weird and wonderful collection on this one. Crobots is a game played by C programmers
- you write your own program in C to provide an on-screen robot
with intelligence, which then fights other robots to the death
with cannons and missiles. Originally written on the PC by Tom
Poindexter, this Amiga version was written by David Wright.
Note that it needs arp.library version 34 or higher on your
Workbench disk to work correctly.
If you've ever encountered GIF picture files and want to display them on your Amiga, HAMsharp by Ken C M Lau will do the |ob.
Amgif by Steve Bennett will perform the opposite translation, converting standard Amiga IFF files into GIF format.
Continuing the line-up is the full set of updated Kramden Utilities by Bill Barton. These are quite useful if you want to include such clever things as a clock or a memory meter display in your Startup-sequence for use on your Workbench.
At the tail end, IconJ is Rich Franzen’s rewritten version of IconX that's fully compatible but includes a few new features, like output to files, full support for conditional execution, interaction from the keyboard and Arexx support without running another program.
Corner Hello to Nutts, Ste, Stevie, Ben, Bym, Skippy, Alyn and Clare. Now just wobble the page backwards and forwards and you’ve got a scrolly greets message. Dead easy, isn’t it? Now that’s out of the way, we don't need to do it on the Amiga.
Right, on with the good stuff.
- 57.
SPACE SLIDESHOW MP VISUALS For those of you with for outer-space type stuff, fcttie slideshow from MP could be just the ticket, ome rather oiun, uuo and NASA Growl control to Major Maff.
Ho* do you boot this?
Space station and two sh locked in a deadly chase c station's surface. The disp incredibly detailed and the a bit on the short side, sci-fi battle atmosphere worth digging the disk out C-DRYK SLIDESHOW 17-BIT DISK 761 This neat little disk some very nicety drawn ranging from the Flying C via science fiction sc ad *aad ad aa*d ad aaad a*d yncromatic O CL
P. D. P.D. P.D. P.D. P.D Q 0l 6 q: ¦ Q q: ONLY £1.25!
Per disk inc. p&p!
This offer cannot last long!
Send SAE for FREE catalogue to: 12 Meadway, Haslemere, Surrey, GU271NW Q q:
P. D. P.D. P.D. P.D. P.D. P.D. P. Dr ALL P.D. SOFTWARE ONLY £1.25
PER DISK!
Alcatraz Megademo 4
(3) Fractal Flight Demo
(1) Best Demos of 1990
(1) Fraxion Horror Video
(1) It's Obscene 5
(2) Digital Concert 5
(1) Club Mix Music 2
(1) D-Mob Music 4
(2) 202 Utility Disk
(1) All New Star Trek Game
(2) Home Business Pack
(3) JTS Soundtracker Set
(5) Digital Concert 6
(1) Child Education Disk
(1) Drip - The Game
(1) Raiders of Lost Ark Anim 1 meg (1) PHOTON PAINT V2.0 + 5 free
P.D disks only £19.99! (rrp £89.99) 512K RAM expansion with
clock switch for A500 only £39.99 Includins 5 free 1Meg P.D
disks!!!
SEND A BUNK DISK OR 70p FOR OUR FUU CATALOGUE. MINIMUM ORDER 2 DISKS Plerse moke cheques or postel orders poyoble to JTS PD end then send roar order to: 2, ASHFIELD, WETHERBY, LS22 4TF.
TELEPHONE: 0937 63834 AMIGA PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE Introductory pack only £5.00. Contains catalogue disk, virus disk (packed with virus killers), Utils disk (packed with utilities) and an intro disk (selection of demos).
* All our disks are £2 each. 10 or more £1.50 each •
• A wide range of disks rapidly growing *
* Immediate despatch on all orders *
• Full range of discount commercial software *
• Special hardware discounts *
* Amiga specialists * FREE PD CATALOGUE or send £1 50 for
catalogue disk S’ Magnetic Media aMIga public domain ¦"N AMIGA
- ATARI ST - C64 - PC ¦r’ Essentials 22 Fern Avenue, Mitcham,
Surrey, CR4 1LS We have the most comprehensive pd library in
the U.K. You too can become a member by simply sending a cheque
or postal order for £1.00 (refunded on first order) and we'll
send our full list of software.
Compile your own disk, choosing the programs you want, (max 500k) using our easy to read catalogue which states the amount each program takes up on the disk.
All disks are £2.50 + 50p P+P and 100% error free guaranteed.
V (order over 5 disks and we'll pay the postage!)
SOUTHERN P.D. ® Amiga P.D. library open 7 days 9am-7pm Tel 0273 517147 A005 A009 A013 A019 A023 A024 A038 A039 A059 A082 A083 A081 A112 A116 A109 A100 A071 A036 A117 A119 Turtlemama bv Red Devil A101 Game Music Creator Mig D-Mi Postage Inc. except tor Hardware, as stated.
A090 A070 A017 A044 A027 A004 A136 A131 A127 AIM A065 A121 £379.95 £379.95 £174-95 £224-95 £254.95 £339.95 £199.95 £254.95 £269.95 A141 A135 Catalogue on Disk 99 pence. We also stock Fred Fish Disks Blank disks 70 pence each or 10 for £6.50 All P.D. disks are now only 99 pence each + 60 pence PtP (please note some demos are 2 or more cfisks) Please make cheques postal orders payable to Southern Computers 31 Hanson Road, Newhaven, East Sussex. BN9 9EQ.
Please send a stamped addressed envelope 9x4 for a free catalogue A small selection from our vast range 359 360 Star Trek 3 1 Meg 443 Coma Demo 1 Meg 444 Dope Intromaker 0.5 Meg 445 Magnetic Fields Music 0.5 Meg 453 Cryptic UK Demo Comp 0.5 Meg 459 Time Circle Demo 0.5 Meg SPECIAL OFFER! ALL 7 DISCS - Cl 1.50 LOOK!!!
• HUNDREDS OF TITLES'
• STARTER PACKS*
• FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE* NOW ONLY £1.80 each or £15.60 10 inc
VAT Courier Delivery, 1 item £15, 2 items or more, £17.50 per
item.
Posso Deluxe Storage Box, inc. Pi P. £19.95 512k memory upgrade Including PiP lor £54.95 AMIGA Batpack + 10 blank discs AMIGA Flights of Fantasy + 10 discs STAR LC-10 Printer & Lead STAR LC-10 Colour & Lead STAR LC24-10 24 Pin & Lead NEC P2 Plus 24 Pin & Lead Epson LX 400 & Lead Epson LX 850 & Lead Epson LQ 400 24 Pm & Lead VICTORIA ARCADE, ALDERGATE, TAMWORTH, STAFFS S79 7DL TEL 0827 59566 Puggs in Space Predators Megademo. (2 disks) Kefrens Megademo 8. (2 disks) AO 12 Alcatraz Megademo 4 (3 disks) A015 Star Trek Game 1 (2 disks 1 Meg Powerlords Powermix 1 (1 Meg) Vangelis Demo (1 Meg)
Digital Concert 2 Digital Concert 3 Digital Concert 4 A078 Budbrain Megademo (2 disks) A080 RSI Megademo (2 disks) Shadow of the Beast Demo A093 Ace Demo Disk 2 A089 Ian & Micks Megademo Link First Megademo RAF Megademo Eatmine (boulderdash Game) Space Blitz (4 space games) A047 Flash Flit The Road (2 disks) A133 Music Maestro 6 (9 tunes) A130 ITV Demo (Mega music demo) AMO F.D.S. Demo 6(7 top names) Vox Dei Megademo Phoenix Demo Comp Disk A042 Amiga Chart 3 A061 THRDemo A053 Crusader Bactera A054 Amiga Music 1 A058 Crusader Audio X Vision Megademo IV Rebels Megademo Space Ace Demo Amazing
Music 1 Madonna: Spanky Uedit (W Processor) Kefrens Jukebox Yahzee (dice game) No Limits Demopack Nasa Pictures Reflections 1 Clapping Demo Robocop Demo A048 Avenger Megademo A046 BAD (M Jackson) A073 Darkstar Utility 3 A110 Amiga Chart 5 Dcopy Sonix House 3 :e gai Demo disk 55 Mayhem Demo lob Music 4 use Hi to all you Amiga Fteaks Worldwide I Our PD is Still only Oh no . .. The Public Domainloc s ore bock' START COMPUTER SYSTEMS DEPT AFI7 • BARBICAN HOUSE BONNERSFIEID • SUNDERLAND SRG OAA FACSIMILE 091 564 1 005 TELEPHONE 09 1 564 1400 ’ how do you Oo it so cheap ?" " Brilliant I- Vou ate
completely Donkers I * ‘Great service 1 Please put your prices up to 53 ' "Vou are the maddest PD company about •
• Any cnance of 300 ttee disks " '¦ No I ¦Roving mod. Pal-' Yes I
do think you're oonrrers • • Rest assured as to your sonlty R9p
tor PD is Brill' 'No you are not oonkers lust complety MAD'
'Nahhh keep your disks at 99p forever So We will stay at 99p •
Forever IIIIII or a* east until we get bored START COMPUTER
SYSTEMS • STREETS AHEAD OF THE REST DEMO DRIVE b04 Network
port- pock • Very good demos 503 Suntrockers • heavy metal
muse demo 501 502 Crusaders pock • by Bustman cool!
498 The JCS • Very we*d demo very we*d 497 W*d Copper • Od but ste very good ' 478 Dawn Megodemo • its just dawned on me 475 Hypno» • Nkce new demo pock 472 Crusoders • New demo pock with ED-2CW 453 tp«c • Superb Preview of Ocean s Gam© 445 Anarchy CES Musk: pock • By 4 Mat Cool 444 Start Demo Pock 5 • Nee new demo pock 443 Start Demo Pock 4 • More great new demos 4401topical Sunset • Groat demo by Stents 437 Anorchy pock • Superb demo pock Get it 429 DJ D*sco Lerf • Great house music remixes 426 CnonCs Neverwhere • Wicked megodemo 1 423 Cod Fridge • Wild demos from Upfront 416 Pf demos 68 •
with the Donald duck anim • 394 Unique Vectors • Brilliant vector demo 314 Mirage Megodemo • Superb' but I Meg 313 Mag.Fields History • Nice collection of demos 305 Warfalcoos Purple •WhVPurp4e?
304 Flash Darush Know How • And they do 303 Scoopex Demos • Alton I and Green Supnso 301 Savage Domo 4 • A nice magodemo 300 intuition Megodemo • When a your next one 292 Mannys l Meg Collection • Nice big demos 261 Cryptoburners 2 • Ace demos from CRB 258 Rebels Condyiand 11 • My favorite comp I 257 Crkxvcs Mogodomo • Starring Madonna ' 254 lomsoft Tiipl to Mars • A great vector Trip' 252 253 Budbron Megodemo - Just BRILL!
251 Sllents Megodemo *1 like it dont 19 173 174 Rod Soctor • When n you next Mega ?
164 Scoopex Montoi Hangover • W*d I 148 Gate Megodemo • Superb music and Gfx 142 143 Start 3 • Comp with Cebu 90 ondComa 140 Dragons Megoemo • Stll very good » 136 Fraxlon Honor • Stii Bleugh S*ck 109 110 Start 2 • Old but still gold nahhh I 101 102 Start 1 • Demo corrp oldor but bolder 7 We get loads of new demos amvmg doily so why not fry out out incredible new idea MUSIC MEWS 499 SiabOy Music • Totcdy bnfcant muse demo 486 Kraftwerk. Bn* Music demos 483 Jesus loves ood • Erm i dont ttvnfc re aoes 425 Digital concert 6 • Fabulous rerra I 424 Sound o‘ Sdents • I love it BrtSant stuff I 296
Alt • Music from the crary 286 Rebels megaWast • Supah musxc do* 272 Crusoders Protect Beat • Great music 263 Sun Connection • Coookoo muse 246 Adam M Music 1 • Crap Music dak (haha) 245 Beast Music • From scoopex coooi i 242 100 64 tunes • Just get this disk SUPERB 111 231 Darkstar Music 7*8 Great songs 230 Darkstar Music 6 • mere npoed music 229 Darkstar Music 5 • Hello i*i How are you “ 228 Darkstar Music A • More great music stuff 227 Jane Docklands • Brtmont muse from Mr jars 226 Beochboys meet pooeve • Mad scrrcie 1 225 Digital Concert 5*4 Fabulous chart scngi 224 Digital Concert 4 •
Four more chart songs 223 Digital Concert 3 • 12 Mrute m©gamn 222 limeclrcfe • loads of great r mc 220 221 Dmob mi&c 4 • Bnfcy.t sorgs 219 Technotrona • Ge» -JC and Pv r© up « am.
218 Kefrens wkeoo* • Abscsuperb • 197 Queen and 8»ock box rerroes 194 Crusoden 'reeled out • Grea* m»«es iB6 Digital Concert 2 • * great i2rr«nuTes 1 145 Mahoney ana Kafrtus • Great music dsk 141 Soundtrack or Muses • A.ei FdocSl 133 Boctena • BF8LUAM muse from crusoders 107 VongeSs Demo • Scoerb demo I Meg GAMES WAY 471 ST bosn • Kill mow Grey slabs of iunk HI 449 Computer Conflict • New game by Dr.Graffrx 447 Rec rea -on Games • including Ctuodo 283 Pvjedo Cop • Shooty starrng ED-209 282 Popeve Gam© • An LCD gome on the Amiga 280 Mechforce • Good strategy war game 277 Board games •
Backgammon and otheBo 276 Holy Grew • Great text adventure 274 The Golden Fleece Adventure game ANIMATION ALLEY 474 Spocecnase Anim • Very me*ear*© Meg 458 Star Trek Manoeuvres • totctv trt' Meg 457 Tron and Spaceship • Brttonf Arr» ' Meg 456 Stealthy 2 • Fixviy onmc C-r 455 Agatron 15 • £ arkms me m© r©a are- 452 Enterprise eavryg Dock • Amafrg 1 Meg 419 420 Star Wars Movie • Gu-’e good ' Meg 398 Fractal Fhgnt • N»ce scenary demo Meg 215 Real things demo • Horse animator*
213. 214 Mason • A 4 Meg ontnohon "•* 212 Stor Trek Anmotons •
vorous 512* enr* 207 Luxo ’eeroge' • The Lamp arvm 1 Meg 206
Newtons Oade • era mo»e ameers 202 203 Star Wars Anm. • ¦
«rg r« Meg- 20' Tvdana jcres • Craoarg good *'0 Meg 196 The
Plt. • 3C ccr crose b» * ' M*g ’92 Aaher 1 • Th© netcccMr
.encr 'Mg ¦93 Aaker 2 • The A23X berg 3"XrtO Meg !°C .Lgge •
Co» & g de 199S rrof • twrgrg yr I Meg 'oi Ajgg--e • Mrs
jjgge armcncr :53 Pijgc* rspx • Greet aenxwarwn ' 3 MaycKr
and aogger • Good cm i Meg i12 Scacesn© Ar«m • F»*rg rcMKJ a
3D gobe 106 The Pgato and .ugger A.vom • 1 Meg '¦04 Happy
Men Anrra • Wwh more 503 Ghcst pool and Dripping Tap • Good
1 Meg SLIDESHOW WALK 493 Vox Picture show • pics token from
a Vax i 489 Doxo • Garbage patch kid Slideshow 488 Traveller
• Excellent HAM Fantasy sides 484 Color Cycles • Totally
brilbant color cycling 461 Yabba Dabbo . The Fllntstones'
Supah • 454 N-ghtbreed • Superb Nasty Slideshow' 205 Agatron
8 • Excellent stuff from Tobias Richter 200 Roger Dean •
Pics by mis suporb Artist 191 Forgotton Realms • Hobgoblin
Skdeshow 183 Nagel Pics • Pics from ftvs talented artist 158
Agatron 6 • The definitive Slideshow I Superb 139 Peat 3d •
Very impressive 3D sbdes 137 138 Suents Skdeshow • Bnfcant
dgehow 5 34 135 FraxKjn Drvine Varans saeshow • Great
UTILITY STREET w Ma; c*c an • Superb cioort from o Mac .K* •
An rrxvewe spreoomoet 9M • A -ec-orvai -database
* 5* ajc , 3 • * -igaOOS replacement protect W 3**; • music
creator ete • - r-onn.ef Noisetrocker t WtkJ1 4BC rn 482 **« WL
f- sJator • Emulate a Qi :« Cip art • very good stuff 4c4
Xgt-x good C compiler
* 5C ccrrov: • Mky ccAecHon of icon* uffts «5« xroco* • Ch.p
sound music uti Ail a-o* • . ©r, ir( *0 use database !.*i 3*5
38C C Maroa • 5x© t Eg i and texts JT" *cr C Crtfk • rw ve'von
l I W'r 2Sc • CC.»« JO .eta* -arja mor© 35c M»- -mm file
system XA SO 1 i • »ec*c»-, whr, Ge’ 4 n0w 5«L Me Aaeo leckdk'i
• ge-r t;n*» and utHs 5C XBDTC* • J »AI ne. «crtrer - 354
DanaXd um 2 • Great m 3b»? -.ono'«a IX Dawa u* 3 • by Peo 333
Sonar or M 4 • *4 Oat how *o»r’ 332 Pen e 5 • Mcxe keer koo
331 Penrde Utii 6 • Sd Teeocoov newTap 332 Per.de um 7 • The ST
28 superb uteties 328 329 Boottdock co»ect on • fo* boot edrtng
100 Wordwnght • with Sgcaic and Labelpflnt 129 Mystlx DIV
Hardware modlftcarcn* disk i 127 128 TV Grotnx • Groat Dpamt
utils and fonts 123 ST-91 • Samples disk for music utils by
Start 122 ST-90 • More great samples by Start 120 ST-02 • lots
of Nice synthy samples 119 STOl • The original samples disk i
118 Noisetrocker • So Qood ©von I use it 117 Euture Composei •
Good mus»c maker 114 Intromaker • Make sooty music demos
Remember we have got tiundreds ot dtsks in ou» ilbrory so get
our monthly .jpdated rdsk catalog fkiea wtm loads ot
demos.utilities and a full Hstmg of our latest PO softwore Disk
No 998 • issue 5 Introducing the Start Hot Pack .. 5 Disks of
the LATEST and BEST demos updated every week ! So stay ahead of
the rest get a Hot pack Now !
Hot Pack No.l -5 disks - the LATEST demos .... £4.99 inc.P+P This months Crazy Offers from the Hardware Hut!
E. g. 60 Capacity Card 3.5“ Disk boxes • 99p !
10 Capacity box • 99p 50 Cap. Boxes • £6.95 Munchy Mouse Mats • £2.50 Dusty Dust Covers £2.99 Rainbow Disk Labels per 50 • 99p
3. 5" DS DD Disks inc. Labels, Sleeves, P+P 10-£5.50 25-£12.95 50
- £24.95 100-£42.95
• EASY ORDERING • BY PHONE. FAX OR POST •
• ALL PO DISKS ARE 99p PER DISK • PLEASE ADD 60p POST AND PACKING
TO TOTAL ORDER VALUE
• BY PHONE - CALL OUR CREDIT CARD ORDERUNE ON 091 564 1400 AND
GET YOUR DISKS QUICK' . BV FAX SIMPLY FAX YOUR ORDER TOGETHER
WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS- . BV POST JUST SEND YOUR NAME
ADDRESS AND ORDER DETAILS TOGETHER WITH A CHEQUE OR POSTAL
ORDER TO OUR ADDRESS ABOVE CHOOSE AN EXTRA PD DISK FREE WHEN
ORDERING OVER 10 PD DISKS • COME AND SEE US ON STAND 125 AT th£
COMMODORE CHRISTMAS SHOW THE NOVOTEL TOP TEN DEMOS Start
Computer Systems
3. Sid VI.6
3. Enterprise Leaving Dock(l Meg)
5. All New Star Trek
5. Noistracker
7. Rendle Europa 6
7. Fraxion Horror
9. TV Graphix
9. Sound of Silents FISH BUSTERS?
George Thompson Services are collaborating with MegaDisc ot Australia and JumpDisk in the USA to make a new collection tor worldwide distribution. Called the Best ot British, the new label' will feature Font2Sculpt as number three in its forthcoming catalogue.
Is all this going to break the Fish monopoly on international PD libraries? Probably not, but then as the size ot any PD library is theoretically infinite and is available to anybody anywhere to give to anyone else, it s not really a valid question. That is. Fish don't have a monopoly: it s just a good PD library that does a lot ot business.
SUPPLIERS The following companies all contribute to the distribution of Amiga public domain software in this country. For their full addresses check the advertisements in Amiga Format or give them a ring on the numbers listed here.
A Bit on the Side PD: 0302 887332, Amiganuts: 0703 785680, Amiga PD Library: 0742 750623, Arakis PD: 20 Ashwood House, Victoria Road, Hendon, London NW4 2BD, Beat This Amiga PD: 5 Fullarton Drive, Troon, Ayrshire, Bed-Rock PD: 061 652 1366, Blitterchips: 0535 667469, Capricorn Computers: 021 7070381, Crazy Joe's: 0709 829286, CYB: 081 542 7662, Deeper Domain: 081 204 3954. Dominion PD: 54 Palmerston Rd, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5LH, EMPDL: 0602 630071, EPROM Services: Freepost, Leeds LS27 8YA, George Thomson Services: 0770 82234, ICPUG: 081 346 0050, JTS PD: 0937 83834, Lorenzo’s Domain, 30
Colouhoun, Helensborough, Scotland, G84 8AQ. Magnetic Media: 0827 59566, NBS: 0983 529594, New Image PD: 40 Appleby Gardens, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Newtons PD: 14 Beech Grove, Beverly Rd. Hull, HU5 1LY. Nova: 0295 262029, PAS Enterprises: 3 St Johns Walk, St. Ives, Cornwall, PD Essentials: 132 Wentworth Way, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 9ET, PD Rebels: 12 Cornfield Rd, Jump Farm, Devizes, Wiltshire, PD Soft: 0702 612259, Power Domain: 21 Sylvanus, Roman Wood, Bracknell, RG12 4XX, Premier PD : 15 Croxteth Rd, Rainford, Purple PD: 0279 757692, Premier S W: 0101 415 593 3207, Recoil: 0372 721939,
Sagittarian PD: 081 520 3858, Sector 16: 0865 774472, Senlac Software: 0424 753070, Seven Seas PD: 60 Canary Rd, Dungannon, County Tyrone, N Ireland, Softville PD: 0705 266509, Southern PD: 0273 517147, Start Computer Systems: 091 564 1400 ext 206, Strathclyde PD: 23 Timmons Terrace, Chapel Hall, Airdrie, Scotland. Strictly PD 11 York Place, Hotwells. Bristol BS1 5UT, Supervision: 3983 812867, Track: 0332 41817, Syncromatics: 12 Meadway. Haslemere, Surrey, G27 1NW, Unbeatable Prices: 051 924 0200, Virus Free PD: 23 Elborough Rd, Moredon.
Swindon, Wilts, SN2 2LS WCA 0792 772745.
DEPECHE MODE DEMO All you Depeche Mode Ians out there make a careful note of the disk number and leave it well alone! Cyclone have managed to get together some fine songs and murder every single one of them. Hearing this rendition ot Never Let Me Down Again was just too much to bear. Aargh!
TURN IT OFF!
UPFRONT DEMO AMIGANUTS DISK 765 A rather wevd and wonderful vanabon on the copper theme Instead of just bouncing another pan-pipefike pattern around, this disk features some incredibly psychedelic moving patterns from undulating mathematical surfaces to blooming and spreading shaded squares. Wow!
Freak out, maaan!
DIGITAL CONCERT 6 Agh' It’s a scroHy message!
Never mind, just close your eyes and ignore the dull visuals because this demo contacts an excellent 'Mega Mix' What does that mean' Mega Mix'’ What you really mean is medley, isn’t it? Go on. Admit it!
Oh, all right then a medley. But C64 MUSIC DEMO 17-BtT DISK 756 Ihts is for those of you who moved up to the Amiga from the classic Commodore 64. The demo starts off playing a little ditty backed with some classic C64 game loading screens. Hit the mouse button and you are presented with an extensive list of games, from which all the tunes have been hacked ready for you to listen to. Ah... takes me back to the days when I’d sit there for hours listening to the Pazalax music1 GARY TOWER SLIDESHOW 17-BIT DISK 727 If you want to see rayTracog n full effect then simpty cneck out this disk. No fancy
coppers, no mega-loaders, just those simple, superb pictures. Well, what a refreshing change!
BRUCE LEE SLIDESHOW Hayaaa! Heeee Haawaaaah! Thud!
Ow! Never mmd, if actually doing KungTu sounds hke too paaifu an experience, then just admire the master himself with this little slideshow. The pictures are greyscale digitised shots from the Bruce Lee book, bacned by a boppy tune scattered with aH manner of Woodcjrdhig shrieks z::i: PI) Soft.
I Bryant Avenue, Southend-on-sea, Essex SSI 2YD.
B-SOFT ana Credit Card Hotlines *0* AA (0702) 612259 466933 41 PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE FOR ALL MODELS OF AMIGA & ST Alcatraz Tv Movie @3 Puggs in Space Mahoney & llaktusll Final Ecstasy XXX Escort May Edition 1989 XXX The Addams Family * The Ncigh.ughs Slide Show Dragons Mega demo Oagirtt l ong Sample Disk 2010 The Year made contact Tamcan Playable preview The Run Animation Disk Catacomb* Playable preview [hvme Visions Pictures @2* Badge Killer demo Contest ers Collection Irm Animation* Bonus Van Gails Demo* Olpmcmc Number One XXX OtpvK. Sbde show S¦Haitii Preview TEA Mane sampic disk PC Boy z
Uw Disk Gafaaey Musk Show Game Scare cams «or» Lag* Ode* : : Get so ike i Trend UrpaDmof) Sen?** C4ku are No 70 hdreti D» Barer *11 Deadly Prats No 42 Pbwcrlonk Power Man II* Vangch. Demo* Mcrey Python, Nudge hedge 62 DeNae Gtwa Elaine Youth 2 Ipeceve Muse Powcrlordi Power Music No 1 laurel and Hardy show Real 2 Scoopex collection disk No 71 Too Much 3D Animation disk Maniaci of Noise music pack III Pnme 90 Music @2 Maniacs of Noise music pack II Bionu II. The Challenge Onyx Muse disk Playboy Augus Issue* @2 100 Ongial C64 Titles Donna Edmonson Animation Porky Pig Animation disk* Disonlel
Mega Demo Disk Maniacs of Noise Mu,* pack No I Revelation Playable Preview Blonde Beauties XXX Patrol boat animation Jail break Slideshow Wildlife Playable Preview Rosanne Arquette Sbdeshow * Gold of the Aztecs Preview Balhinc Bcantics @2 Days of Thunder Animation Plotting Playable Preview Ihc Flame Arrows Vocal Attack ALL DISKS £2.00 EACH, INC P&P.
OVERSEAS ADD £1.50 TO TOTAL. SEND PAYMENT TO: B-SOFT. 33 CORSHAM ROAD. CALCOT. T~ ™ READING. BERKS. RG3 5ZH Is TEL: ORDERS + ENQUIRIES (0734)416492.
SAE FOR FULL DETAILS 612 614 616 618 620 623 500 - Mental Hangover By Scoopex 624 625 626 628 629 630 632 635 638 640 Lorenzo's Domain Amiga P.D. & Shareware A SMALL SELECTION FROM A GREAT COLLECTION V38 - C OS Solutions; solutions to all Sierra gamci V39 - Siartrackcr; 8 Channel Soundtracker' V47 - JamTrackrr. Music, Editor. Player. Ripper V48 - TV Graphics. 4 V52 Video Graphics. @4 V56 - DiskMaster V3 0. Styling like AmigaDos 2.0 V57 - Icons A Icon Clip Art; @2 V59 - Fletcher Fonts Colour Fonts Example Disk V60 • Fletcher Fonts B W Fonts Example Disk V61 • VIRUS X Version 5 LICENCE WARE
(JAMES £3.00 each SPACE BLOB - Cross between Bomb Jack & Manic Miner MR DIG (1 Mb) - The famous Atari Dig Dug Q-BOID - The Coin-up Game Vulcan. Tetris Variant.
These are the best pea I've seen yet ONE DISK FREE WITH EVERY 10 ORDERED PLUS EXTRA SURPRISES CATALOGUE DISK I FRED KISH PAPER I PRICES HOI A three disk collection includes Word Processor. Spreadsheet.
Database. Spell Checker and other utilities useful tor senous work £5.00 tor the suite.
H0A7 MICRO FICHE DATABASE different.
But ever so versatile H0A9 HOME BANKING a home finance package and HomeHe© a shopping list creator and advisor H0A10 SCALC good workhorse of a spreadsheet H0A11 RIM a superbly capable relational database FF314 A68K. A 68000 assembler K & R 'C*.
A C compiler FF315 AMIGAFOX text processor with graphics capabilities CLA1 A 2 TWO DISKS of dip art tor insertion m DTP etc £4.00 pack BGA2 BACKGAMMON. YAHTZEE.
MISSILE COMMAND. Excellent BGA4 CRIBBAGE. OTHELLO. CLUEDO.
And card patience games GGA25 PAC MAN This is excellent Better than the original GGA8 BLIZZARD excellent shoot em up Good as £25 games GGA10 11 STAR TREK. Oh this is beautiful superb game Two disks Needs 1 meg £4 00 FF336 CAR. Super© scrolling car racing game, simitar to Super Sprint, but AT A3 DELUXE DRAW, lovely paint program. SPRITE MASTER, very good EDA PACK1 EDUCATION PACK of 5 disks.
| MUSIC Definitive Docklands OyHCC F» CO*Our pctures and munc Rave Demo (1 meg) Dy
H. C.C I 114 NEW music demo Oy H C C 5 great new tunes with a
cool menu screen I 118 Digital Concert 5. By Rash Productions
I 119 Derek & Clive Live (2 disks) X-rated Hilarious dtgitsed
comedy I DEMOS, INTROS & I MEGADEMOS I 209 Scoopex Mental
Hangover I 210 Alcatraz Megademo 4 itosfcs) I 212 The Kerens
Megademo 8 (2 dsks) I 213 The Dragons Meoademo I 214 The
Shents Megademo 215 The Predators Megademo (2 daks I 218 The
Sdems Fantasy 2 dsk* Great pictures 221 Popeye Meets the
Beachooys 'f 9 ravin mad pal 222 BudBram Mega demo X (2 dsks)
223 Deathstar Mega demo (2 d«k») 228 Robocop demo 229 RAF
Megademo 2 daks) aome great | GRAPHICS PICCYS AND ANIMATION
Newtek Demo Reel 3 (1 meg) (2 dsks I 307 Luxo Teenager
animator i megi A very j animation of desk)amp covers
Evolution. World Geography.
Languages. Metric Conversion, Elements Weather Forecasting £8 00 pack EDA PACK 2 LEARN & PLAY. Two disk pack, covers simple maths, painting programs. Word puzzles etc £4 00 pack ADA1 THE GOLDEN FLEECE amazing text adventure. The is brand new and very deep Superb FF254 SLOT CARS one and two player arcade action UEDIT. The standard best text editor processor UTA1 ICONS for you to use. Including NAUGHTY ICONS UTA3 DEMO CREATOR, creat your own auto loading demo's UTA4 SID the versatile WorkBeoch replacement UTA5 The best of the PD COPIERS but needs two drives UTA18 TUTORIAL DISK for CLI users
Learn all about it UTA20 QUICKCOPY auto loading disk copier UTA25 VIRUS X. the latest and best virus killer PCA3 These are really beautiful pictures, by Bons Vallengo DMA4 REAL THINGS Birds, lovely animated pictures of birds in flight DMA14 15 TWO DISK DEMO the very best Deathstar mega demo Runs fine on 500 £4 00 DMA21 THE PROBE, lovely demonstration of Amiga's abilities 311 Vu Sdeahow 12 great dgitised pea from Viz 1990 calendar 313 Space Bubbles Sideshow Defonefy above average sideshow 407 Walker 1 Animation (1 meg) Been around for a while A classic 408 Walker 2 Animation (1 meg) Yep1 You
got it 1 another classic 412 The Education of Cod Cougar (1 meg) Brilliant 413 The Probe ' Sequence 415 F*et The F«h Ammaton by Jester Bros 'international 416 Stealthy 11 anrmaton (1 meg) Beautifully dawn and quite funny 417 Lotus & Urvcyde animation (1 megi You’ll ike this one 4,0 k comes lo life GENERAL 500 Jazzbench Jazz up your Workbench 502 Wordprocessor 503 Spreadsheet 504 Database 506 Dope intro wrier 508 Tetra Coper New and very very good 510 ESA uUity dsk Tons of very usekA utmtes GAMES 701 Fish 347 Dnp Game Pure dead Bnient 702 Star Trek 3 (2 dsks) absolutely fantastic 704 Blizzard
Game 707 Paranoid. Arkanoid like game with its own screen editor 26 • llot Girls XXX 535 28 Knight Demo* 542 31 - Fashions!mg Mega demo 543 38 - Soden Tech Tech Demo 544 71 - Sculpt 3D Animations 545 80 - Newtek Demo Disk $ 2* 547 111 Walker Demo* 548 112 - Luxo Teenager Animation 549 114 Walker Demo II* 125 • Vnfcoscapc Animation 168 • NASA Pictures Disk 554 185 - Frog Animation 186 - Star Trek Animation @2* 556 221 Playboy Slideshow XXX 551 232 - ANT! ST Disk 560 242 - Plasma force And Mega Demo Wia 252 - Eddie Murph) Dclmous II XXX $ 2 561 266 - Mars Cops Preview 562 267 -Utopia XXX 564 268
- Kylie Mmogue Demo @2 565 272 - FmJdy Krugar Demo 56* 318 • Joe of Scoopex Picture Show 575 343 - Forgotten Realms by Fraxxion 510 PC Bor 349 R A F Mega Demo@2 511 354 - Space Ace Preview 512 377 - Sound Tracker ($ 6 583 380 - The Juglcr Demo 586 381 - Cool Cougar Demo 588 411 Newtek Demo Real III * @2 590 414 • Dragons lair II Demo 591 454 PD-SOFT Collection No 1* 592 458 PD SOFT Collection No 2 593 460 Kefrens Mega Demo VID £2 594 467 - Dragons Music Inferno 596 468 Get Up Sample 59“ 469 Digital Concert 3 S* 470 Vinon Music Masters t€C 471 AMOS Prr.it. «C1 472 Crypto Bon*n Mawc Pare I«0 t£2
473 Drxson M ax Lxtk 6C3 474 Reteh Mega Demo Dssa 475 [kwLa«lk.)k M 476 The Poo KXXX 477 - Fractal Hxgfa Dx Z1 As reviewed AF bar 12 *B 412 Trade Mega Demo 495 TDB Sound Disk 496 Mae urn Jams Volume One 497 - Ivan hoe Preview 498 - Frantic l-rcddy Full Gamcb 499 - fiaxxion Horror Show 501 Playboy Slideshow* @2 504 Vocal Attack II. Get It Up 505 Music Maestro VI 508 - It Mega Demo Disk 510 - Darkness Mega Demo Disk 511 - Brainstorm Mega Demo @2 513 - Mean Break Machine Music 517 • Home & Away Pictures 519 - Animation Collection Disk 520 - Predators Mega Demo @2 523 - Gymnast Animation 642 524 -
Gas Gu Jcr Preview 643 525 - Escape From Singe* Castle Preview 644 526 - Twisted Dreams Vlll (The 646 Revenge) XXX M8 527 • Mad Pom Animation XXX 649 528 Sccuntanir Music Disk 650 529 Crytobumcrs Mega Demo II 652 530 • Time Circle Music Disk 653 531 - Revolution Music Disk 656 532 - Highlander Sword Animation 657 533 - Trackball Animation 658 PACK I lo 3: 6 Disk Pack full of colour fonts (palette of 16 Colours) complete with instructions to load them in DPAINT compatible an packages.
PACK A or B: 6 Disk Pack full of Black & While Fonts for use as above.
£12.00 Per Pack. Exclusive To PD SOFT FLETCHER FONTS 659 - Final Assult II 660 End of the Century 1999 II 661 • Flash Productions Digital Concert 5 662 • Cnoracs mega demo disk 664 • Bud brain Mega Demo disk ®2 666 Brainstorm mega demo disk 667 Cremes ‘Ncverwhere* Mega Demo 668 • Rebels Candyland Volume 19.0 669 II--gar the Horn Me Preview 671 • Digitial Concert 6 672 Scoopex Dano Collection disk No SO 673 - Battle Command Playable Iycvkw 674 - Epic Animation* 678 - Good Moring Vieiham Remix 679 - More From the BK Demo Competition Sec Disk 560* 681 Night Breed Picture disk 682 Big Als The Gris
of Sport XXX 683 Bash one Daty Picture disk XXX 684 Ecstasy Pleasure Pack No 30 686 Sound of Silents 687 James Pond Preview 688 Back to the future III Playable Preview 689 Tcchnotroruc Remix 690 Popeye meets the Beach Boys 692 Wrath of the Demon Preview 693 Sam Fox Slideshow XXX 695 Dragon Lord Preview 696 Murder Preview 697 . Canine Preview 698 Super Off Road Racer Preview 699 3D Intcmation Soccer Preview “'OP Horror Zomtwc Preview
* )'• Anarchy Collection 772 Charles Dance Music collection 7Q1
Have a laugh pictures XXX
7) t Awesome Preview 705 Wolfpack Preview 70b Eli cm music
collection 707 Prr*«ew Pack collection TO D.ts.Pis*v@2 711
Gcd* Goblins mime 712 Beach Volly Demo b Puedo.
713 - Pwfc cop Game 7M kudos at the toss at aiimaim 715 • Enl Deal II Sarnie Dill 62 717 Retail Megabinsl 7IH Midnight Sun 720 • Vaxine playable preview 721 - Wmgs of duth playable preview 722 Anarchy Demo collection 725 • Ghost pool animation 726 Partners m crime demos no 27 730 Scoopex 84 collection 731 • Silkworm 4 playable preview 732 • Billy The Kid Preview 733 PMC Fractal animation 734 - Clothes peg animation @n = n represents number of disks required All others are single disk,
• ¦ I Mb Required
* B ¦ Bonus programs for I Mb but 512K will ttill work Send A
large SAE for a Free extensive last of all our disks Wc stock
AH Fred fish, TBAG AH Orders 48 Hour Turnaround Simply The
Holiest Amiga PD Library!
VARIOUS No membership. FREE catalogue with every order. When you choose from Lorenzo's Domain you can be sure of getting the best VIRUS FREE P.D. around We aim to have your order back in the post within 2 hours. Send your order with a cheque or P.O. and 50p towards p&p to: LORENZO S DOMAIN, 30 COLQUHOUN SQUARE. HELENSBURGH, G84 8AQ Tired of bonng catalogue disks'* Get the unique, easy to use PD SOFT Dai abase Catalogue Disks They contains details of over 1000 disks available directly from stock from us A multitude of options including Search A print. 2 Disks Only £1.50. Free Updates.
Ever wanted a complete description of all the Fred fish disks on Paper"* Well, the entire list is now ONLY available from PD SOFT Approx 60 Page* revealing everything about every program in this range as described by Fred Fish Only £1 50 I-5 Disks £2-50 6-10 Disks £2-25 II-20 Disks £200 21* Daks £1.75
* A cxcrptKm c Lkraceware a*i Sefeocd Packs XXX pica* ut you are
over 18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!
On November 1st 1990, CRAZY JOE’S P.D. reached it's FIRST anniversary! Thanks go to all our customers of the past year - we couldn’t have done it without YOUI The next year looks even better, with over 1,000 disks already and even lower pricesl IS ONE YEAR OLD!
MORE THAN 1,000 AMIGA P. D. DISKS!
NOW EVEN LOWER DISK PRICES!
1 - 9 = £1.50 each 10-19 = £1.25 each 20 + =£1.00 each INCLUDES P & P IN UK EUROPE ADD £1.50 ELSEWHERE ADD £2.50 DEMOS & ANIMATIONS 920 Prologic Demo Compilation MUSIC 932 Pain Is Just The Beginning 936 Not Nine O'Clock News 1 (2) 187 Crusaders Audio X 944 Magnetic Fields CD Demo 237 Zee's Hip Hop Music Disk 946 Subway Clapping Hands 285 Godbrain 's House Disk 947 Mars Flight Animation * 409 Crusaders: Freakd Outl 954 Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles 497 Amiga Chart 5 964 Operation Vark!
518 Bopus Poiupus Muisc Disk 971 Not Nine O'Clock News 2 (2) 552 Music Invasion 3 (2) 989 Intuition Megademo 654 Powerlords Power Musix 2 713 Flashl - Queen (2) GAMES 722 Beatm aster Club Mix 724 Technotronic Remix 036 Games Disk 1 746 Crusaders Bacteria 016 Space Ace Demo 065 Red Sector Megademo (2) 107 RAF Megademo (2) 157 Cool Cougar Animation * 161 Kylie Minogue Demo (2) 165 Freddy Kruger!
240 Puggs in Space Cartoon 261 Deathstar Megademo (2) 288 AMOS Demo 298 Unicycle Animation * 483 Elvira Demo 557 Sildnts Megademo 570 Avengers Megademo 574 Laurel 4 Hardy (2) 615 Science 451 Megademo 646 Predators Megademo (2) 711 Arcadia Megademo 744 Red Sector Cebit Demo 747 Popeye Meets the Beachboys 748 Busy Bee Tree Frog Anim . * 749 The Boings Animation * 756 Scanners Animation (X) (2) * 762 The Run Animation * 771 Congam an Anim ation • 772 Applecus Animation * 773 Shark Animation • 779 Brainstorm Demo Disk 819 Yakuza Demos 1 821 Popeye Demo Game BLANK DISKS 10 FOR £4.99 WITH DISK BOX
£5.99 50 FOR £23.50 WITH DISK BOX £28.00 100 FOR £45.00 WITH DISK BOX £50.00 822 The Giggles Demo 825 Budbrain Megademo (X)(2) 853 Dragons Lair Demo * 854 Bread Home 4 Away Demo 860 Cxjal Crew Megademo 865 Coma Demo 879 Giants Megademo (2) 881 Flash Megademo (2) 884 Alcatraz Megademo (3) 888 Treacl Megademo (3) 895 Trip To Mars 897 Scoopex Mental Hangover 903 Shadow oI the Beast 2 Demo 906 Madonna Cartoon Animation * 913 Elvira Activities Disk 919 Katharis Megademo SEND S.A.E. FOR FULL UST OF TITLES, PLUS ACCESSORIES, GAMES AND MORE!
037 Moria V3.0 * 038 Paranoid 045 The Golden Fleece Adventure 068 Adventures Disk 1 069 Games Disk 2 117 Monopoly 135 Classic Board 4 Card Games 151 Chinese Chequers * 172 Flaschbier Game 251 Blizzard 268 Games Disk 3 277 Games Disk 4 314 Breakout Construction Set 315 Return to Earth 498 Wanderer Game 500 Star Fleet 588 Games Disk 5 502 Venus Playable Demo 618 Games Disk 6 689 Eat Mine GAMES PACK (1-8) Asteroids. Backgammon. Chess.
Missile Command. Tiles, Bally 2.
Space Invaders. Fruit Machine.
Bull Run, Othello, Block OH, Yachlc, Sys. Gravity Wats. H Ball.
Shoot Oul. Pool. Moonbase.
China Challenge. Peter's Quest, plus many more!
8 Disk Set £10.00 690 Marathon Mine 3 727 Tobias Richter 's Star Trek (2) 766 Treasure Hunt 775 Games Disk 7 823 Pseudo Cop Game 938 Computer Conflict 957 Pipeline 962 Drip! • 967 Snakepit 991 Jeopard * 992 Games Disk 8 1004 Games Disk 9 WE ALSO STOCK FRED FISH &
T. B.A.G. DISKS SOUNDTRACKER SPECIAL The great PD music creator,
plus rippers, songs, instruments, modules and module players
Great pack for beginners 8 Disk Set £10.00 765 Ipeceue Music
Madness 824 Digital Concert V 852 Slipstream Music Disk 5 856
Vocal Attack 2 866 Pan III Music Disk 870 Bruno's Music Box 2
910 Darkling Lords Music Disk 2.5 914 Special Brothers Music 2
922 Phalanx Beatbox 924 Game Boy Music Disk * 930 Rebellion
935 Madonna: Hanky Panky 976 Scoopex: Beast Sonix 993 PSA
Music Demodisk 1 995 Energy: Sound Splash 3 SU DESHOWS 725
Diggy Piggys Slideshow (2) 742 Madonna Slideshow 814 Viz
Slideshow 831 Utopia Cartoon Slideshow 863 Scream Queens (2)
878 Sun Connection: Sun Slide 3 891 Creep6how 899 Madonna
Slideshow 2 (2) * 907 Bruce Lee Slideshow (3) 915 Apol's Digi
show 934 Fractal Factory 1 942 Gartield Slideshow 968 Gorezone
Slideshow (X) 975 Heroic Dreams Vol 2 980 Heroic Dreams Vol. 3
981 Dez DigiShow 3: Grand Prix (*) = 1 MEG REQUIRED FIGURES IN
BRACKETS INDICATE NO. OF DISKS
(X) = OVER 18’s ONLY REALLY USEFUL 014 Gamas Music Creator 081
Uedit Word Processor 119 Amiga MCAD 152 Virus Killers Disk
181 Perfect Sound 182 Mandlebrot Explorer 210 Icons!
329 Pseudo-Ops Virus Killer V21 343 Intromaker 346 TV Graphics (2) 536 Red Devil Compacting Utils.
537 Red Devil Uilities Disk 3 546 Iconmania!
571 Jazzbench 580 Dope Intro Maker 661 Programming Disk 682 Sound Applications (2) 684 Video Applications (2) 692 Full Force Mega Uilities 2 697 Graphics Management (2) HOME BUSINESS PACK Nag, Bank n. Journal. Qbase.
Spread. Wordwnght, AmigaSpell. Inventory.
MemoPad. Plus more.
8 Disk Set £10.00 709 ANC Uilities Disk 20 712 Slipstream Virus Killers 718 Rastan Uilities Disk 2 729 8 Track Soundtracker 752 AMOS PD:STOS to AMOS 812 MEDV201e 834 Nightftyers Uility Disk 1 901 THE Comms Disk 902 QED Text Editor 941 S Tracker Module Jukebox 943 AMOS Sound Player V1.0 950 Mercenary Virus Killers Disk 1022 AMOS Update 1.2 Please send your order to: CRAZY JOE’S DEPT. AF 145 EFFINGHAM ST ROTHERHAM SOUTH YORKSHIRE S651BL Telephone (0709) 829286 ES NBS Public Domain 132 Gunville Road, Newport, Isle Of Wisht PO30 5LH Tel (0983) 529594 Fax: (0983) 821599 THIS IS THE SMILE OF A
PERSON WHO HAS EXPERIENCED THE NBS PUBLIC DOMAIN SERVICE!
Amiga P.D. Software 1-5 disks at E1.50 each 6-10 disks at E1.25 each 11 Plus disks at E1.00 each £5.00 membership per year ¦ which includes free Fanzine, free PD disks and 4 updates per year and 10% discount on all PD software ST Amiga Fanzine E1.20 + 20p P&P ISSUE 8 with FREE Disk FREE P.D. List Picture Digitizing for the Amiga' £4 SO per disk (6 pictures) Sound Sampling Service for the ST Amiga £2.50 per dish (10 samples Sampling dishs now in slock For details contact us at:- O VALUE SERVICE SPEED RELIABILITY OUT NOW: PD UPDATE N° 5. Full Catalogue Incredible competition Over 70 prizes me
50 commercial garland NBS products It IS the best' A SciccnoN Or T* Latest Amo G*«at*st In Our PO IistN.
DU6 RSI MEGA DEMO Still prooa&y the oest ever (2 OlSKSl D f S3 PUGGS IN SPACE Maybe best ever PO dak 0180 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER A fantastic Wht meg* D001 ALCATRAZ MEGA DEMO * Great demo cOlectotrt3 DISKS) DO34 BUDBRAIN MEGADEMO Temf* graprt.cs & Coma clone (2 DISKS) 0037 TOMSOFT DREAM PACK The best fromThomas Landsbora D040 GIANTS MEGADEMO packed with great demos (2 DISKS) D048 OPERATION VARK Micky taKe ot Operation Wort Funny D052 ANARCHY NEW DEMOS Compilation of August releases 0074 RED DEVIL COMP 8 me. Amazing F airtight Vector funnel (1MEG) D078 CRIONICS NEVERWHERE a must for Madonna
fans D080 KATHARIS MEGADEMO another good megademo D081 INTUITION MEGADEMO me amazing aoid demo D084 STD TURTLES DEMO best Tunies yet1 but its the demo
* uggs m Space’ D332 GORILLA SKETCH From Not The 9 Ockxk News (2
DISKS) D342 A GAT RON SLIDES 10 a must for TREK fans D510 THE
RUN Totkas Renter's poi.ee chase anim (i MEG') D516 WALKER DEMO
2 Casse popular demo (1 MEG) D519 RAIDERS FILM ANIM Dig.
Extract from The Lost Ark' (1 MEG) D520 Fractal FLIGHT very
clever animator |1 MEG) D528 STAR WARS THE MOVIE fEXCLUSIVE) 1
MEG 2 DISKS 2 DRIVES DS37 EPIC GAME DEMO Amazmg graphos don’t
mss 4 DS38 PASSION AniMS 3 more 'wooden- animators (1 MEG) (NO
F A) M063 DEPECHE MOOE Get the Mcro treatment M069 D MOB MUSIC
4 The long awated muse demo 2 DISKS) M070 CRUSADERS BACTERIA
Hohly rated, brti muse M088 HCC DOCKLANDS DEMO JMJ at dockJands
sJOeshow T017 WWF GAME HINTS TIPS AND CHEATS X110 FRAXION
HORROR . Absolutely brilliant cartoon horror disk" GAMES G107
STAR TREK The all new ToOas Richter Game (2 DISKS) G133 GAMES
COMPO me Wefltn* G134 INTACT Amazing quality shoot em up Get if
ALL ABOVE DISKS ONLY £1 35 PLEASE ADD 60p P&P TO TOTAL ORDER
FULL LIST OF UTILITY AND ADULT SELECTION IN OUR LATEST
CATALOGUE S Sector 16 160 Hollow Way Cowley Oxford Tel: 0865
777146 774472 ) (vrvt 62pE c c d ' DS DD Sony DISKS . 62p
EACH or 100 for £46 Please make Cheques P.O.'s payaoe to ANDREW
HAMILTON and SIMON GLEED 512K Ram UPGRaDE5 without clock £47 95
wtth clock £5000 (3 free demos)_ VIRUS FREE PD We slock all the
latest Demo s 8 Utilities etc., as we® as ait the classics.
At only £2 00 a Orsk inclusive ot postape arc packing.
OVER 100 NEW DtSKS ADDED EVERY MONTH
* DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS * All disks are distributed Virus Free
and most orders are dispatched within 24 hours THOUSANDS OF
SATISFIED CUSTOMERS--- Here's just a sma serecsor ot our
popular titles
513. IF ONLY I COULD 1 Meg 558 THE POWER REMIX STAR LC10 MKI &
MK2) PRINTER RIBBONS Black £3 30 Colour £5 75J A use )
Contriver replacement Mouse c w mat and pocket £22
611. JAZZBENCH 643 UEDIT 56? NoiSE TRACKER 644 DOPE INTRO MAKER
613 202 imuTIES MORE THAN 800 DtSKS CATALOGUED Unman order
ot 2 dsks For a catalogue *sk send £1 50 or a Wank Wsk S
S0p VIRUS FREE PD (Dept. AF). 23 Elborough Road. Moredon.
Swindon. Wilts, SN2 2LS England.
Overseas orders welcome miga 3.5” external drive switch am thru cor £64.95 c 585 FEEL THE RHYTHM iMec 899 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART 600 THE FUNKEY DEE i Meg ChetjevFO oevece to n 3 S mckiclc 60p cost eng c«».ngic tcca yac-
* or c«taiogu* c«w mi r i«‘:nr stanxed '7iv re*
* *¦ :M I JX*ar ra *cr 3 Cfom Eiycce Xc oc Oi* mnfcS X: Scp or-
9 nrUCO VAT Res VD 566539404 Public domain like you’ve never
seen... SvrvslTrrj in Public domain like you've never seen...
2) Harv Laser's 3) MegaDemos 4) Something "Top 20" EXCLUSIVE! For
Nothing Noted Amiga expert European anim picks the 20 best w
uh free dcm 4 disk set £12.00 5 disk set £ 11.00 11 Star Trek
EXCLUSIVE!
New from Europe w ith vourKl effects.
2 disk set £5.00 Desktop xidco.graptiK ami animation tools 2 disk set £5.00 Games uEg.l a
* 11 "PREMIER ¦M JOFTWARE
P. O. Box 3782 Redwood City, CA ‘ 4064 USA
(415) 593-1207 m 61 Ytandel Mania A collection of Mandelbrot Sel
programs 2 disk set £5.00
5) (James Seven games lor beginners ami experts Single disk £2.50
The 10 Best of Public Domain Special offers from llte premier
public domain and shareware source for the Amiga.
Please add £3.00 per order for shipping and handling Over 125 disks available!
Disks organized by topic.
Buy only ihe software you want!
Animations, games, tools, utilities, pictures, icons and much more...
I. SfcHIbS .1 f|* ICON TOOLS * uEBt:.
8) Desk Bench Work Bench 1 'with Desk Bench icons.
3 disk set £7.50
7) Toolkit Disk. Icon, print, system ami desktop utilities 5 disk
set £11.00 Send £3.00 for catalog on disk to: Premier Software
P. O. Box 3782 Redwood Cits. CA 9I0M or call: (415(593-1207
Payment Terms: Bankdralt or International Stones Order
9) Fontl.ih For technical support write or call |0) Animations
Four dozen fonts. 0101415-593-1207 Dozens of dcmov Easy Work
Bench control All will run in I meg.
Single disk £2.50 Denier & User Group inquiries invited 5 disk sel £ 11.00 Dealer Inquiries Welcome Amiga friendly! Every program is runablc from workbench!
The Run Anim- Trip to Mars Anim Fractal Flight Darkstar Utils 6 Raiders Anim ESA Utilities 1 BASIC Compiler Golem Slideshow Darkstar Utils 4 Darkstar Utils 2 Pendie Utils 6 Pendie Utils 7 Countach Anims I Power Musi* II Jarre Concerts Jeopardy Direct Action1 Oktaiyzer Learn & Play (2) MED 2.12 Video Tools (2) Education Pack(5) Fillet the Fish Tetracopy Killer Demo’ Wild Copper Battleforce Tennis- ARP 1.3 Lam RPG Sozobon C Blizzard Showtime FiaschBiet Nudge Nudge Pacman 87 TMHT Demo wi mm mmm DECEMBER ISSUE SPECIALS THE FOLLOWING DEMO DISKS ARE ON OFFER FOR AN AMAZING 50p PER DISK - THIS MONTH
ONLY!
Intuition Mega Demo CeBit 90 Warfalcons Purple Upfront Mega Demo Rebels Megablast Anarchy Pack Crionics Neverwhere Silents Mega Demo Danish Know How Mircge Mega Demo Alcatraz Mega (3) Silents Tropical Sunset
• Indicates 1 Meg. Numbers in brackets indicate number ot disks
Some day despatch for orders received before 4:00pm FISH.
AMICUS, TBAG AND AGATRON COLLECTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE SEE OUR
THREE DISK CATALOGUE FOR DETAILS - ONLY £2 DECEMBER SPECIALS
SUBJECT TO MINIMUM ORDER OF £3 CC OVER FOUR YEARS AMIGA
EXPERIENCE II I PcSage and packra FREE ' ¦ Over BX dsn n Sock
pkis FREE ordering service CrerSt cord orders are sjpect to 0
mnrman croer ot BOO due to bar* restrctior* (Dept AFA), 30
Parsons St, Barbury, Oxon 0X16 8LY Tet(0295)262029 Fax:0295
275044 BBS:0295 275045 Q THE FOLLOWING DISKS ARE ON OFFER AT
75p PER DISK Moria (RPG)- Power Surge Music DBW Rervger Walker
Demo I* Walker Demo II* Busy Bee Arum' NorthC RIM DataBase Eat
Mine Stealthy II Miami Vice Theme OFFERS END 16th DECEMBER 1990
Sound ot Silents Clip Art I Nightbreed Slideshow 100 C64 Songs
(2) ALL OTHER DISKS ONLY £1 EACH PRINTED LIST NOW AVAILABLE REB
121 Trooper Fonts. 3 asks of great *onts use with Dpamt etc
REB 122 Vision megademo 4 feahxes R«d on Tim* Got To Get.
Elc REB 123 Med V2 1. Great mus program wen ful m*» suppon
REB 124 ' D Mob 4. Brtliant muse is* wonh trre wait REB 125
Freddy Demo, great Krvohtmare on Eim St demo REB 126
Fiashtyer. Reatiy great RO jMflorm* game REB 127 Fesh Games.
3 (*sk cokecton of ff«e best of Fish disk games REB 128
Packman 07. Great verson of in ciassc game REB 129 Roger
Dean Slideshow a OrJham an sudeshow RE B 130 Bacteria demo,
bnlltant demo from the Crusaders REB 131 Messy DOS. Read and
write MS DOS dsks RE B 132 C Manual. 3 disk manual covenng
afl aspects of *C‘ £4 00 REB 133 Monopoly and Ciuedo fwo
cassc games on one disk REB 134 Am.pase, a really good F»D
database REB 135 Como Demo. Bnlliant'"t»' "'""'" REB 136
Teenage Mutant hero Turtles Demo Pendie Europa. Great REB 137
Dck Tracy Demo taken from the fitm 12 osksi REB 130 Red Devil
Crunchers • Packers Osfcs great como4at»on REB 139 Trooper
Demo Coflecnon 12 Sost'eam Equaiogo 2 - more REB 140
RedDevSUtfrfyCcaecton PusworUigSTemUaior"" REB 141 ’ RAF
Megademo a great mus . Graphcs demo (2 dsks) REB 142
Northstar And Fairight Megademo ace demo (2 *sks) REB 143
Juggene Demo, a great uggier demo REB 144 Star Trek a oreai 3
disk game neeos 2 drives 1 meg REB 145 Star Trek, a 2 disk
game, greai game play, super game REB 100 * AH n*w Star Trek
bnfliant wilh English docs (2 disks) REB 101 Fractal Fighi.
Fcrihani graphics damo 1 meg) REB 102 Jazzbencn areat new
desktop REB 103 Education of Coo Cougar brtlltami animation
11 meg) REB 104 Adams Famrfy great demo o» the tamous TV
programme REB 105 Tour of DuTy demo demo from The Trooper REB
106 C Compeer »mi wonung C compiler REB 107 • Predators
megademo 2 asks 11 pans, a real mega demo"1 REB 106 • BuJbr*n
mega demo great graphics dut ous taste (2 asks) REB 109 Viz
Sudeshow nan cxtur v-deshow from v.z ca»eodar REB 110 Puggs
tn space a great ar mated siory REB 111 Fratuon horror demo
brthant horror demo REB 112 • Newite* demo 3 year Ngh
resgraphcs (1 meg. 2drr»es) REB 113 Ajcatru megademc 4 great
demo (3 disks speoal £4.50) REB 114 The GokJen Fieece Tert
Adventure tyrant adventure REB 115 The Hofy Gras, ten
adventure bnMni adventure (1 meg) REB 116 Bankn. Great home
frtance program REB 117 ‘Kyfte demo, a realty good demo of
Kyite's hits )2 disks) REB 110 Virus X4 1 the PD Am*a wus
ktHer REB 119 ¦ Business word processor spreadsheet. Dbase (2
disks) REB 120 Cl I Hefp Disk, toads o* hwp wtih the dreaded
CUHM WE AIM TO GIVE THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE WHILST GIVING
SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY. WE HAVE SET OUR PRICES AS FOLLOWS:
1-9 DISKS £1.75 PER DISK INC. P&P 10+ DISKS £1.50 PER DISK
INC. P&P 2 DISKS FREE WITH EVERY 10 DISKS ORDERED SEND OR
PHONE FOR YOUR FREE DISK CATALOGUE!!!!!
FI) %‘BB‘LLS wmls¦»: m w. Wmts v x trti-M maximatm vi wot Cfuqua. 'P.O. s. Access. ‘I Ua to: PD REBELS. 12 CORNFIELD ROAD. JUMP FARM, DEVIZES. WILTS.
‘Personal callers by appointment only Wt STOCK 'THE PULL Mxffl 07 PrpV 'TISH 'IBMj. 'FRpOPL'R, 500. TtpPZLS e Fast, efficient, friendly and reliable service at all times e We always use top quality disks at NO extra cost e FREE catalogue updates e if we don't have the disk you want, we will get it for you. Just add 60p extra per disk, e Buy TEN disks and get ONE absolutely FREE AMIGA PD ONLY £1 PER DISK!
We also stock quality AMIGA accessories at very reasonable pnces 01 CRUSADERS BACTERIA 02 NOW MUSIC 11 04 AGATRON ANIM 2S 11 SILENTS MEGADEMO 26 RSI MEGADEMO (2 disks) 27 THAMES TV & DEMO'S 28 DRAGONS MEGADEMO 29 MENTAL HANGOVER 30 GATE MEGADEMO 2 31 PUGGS IN SPACE 321 KEFRENS 33 VIII Quality 3 S' DS DD disks 100% certified error free 79p each or 10 for £7 NEW IMAGE P.O. i 5 DISKS OF CLIP ART only £6.00 CLIP ART VOLUME 2 INCLUDES: Zodiacs, Cartoons, Borders, Christmas, Sport, Flags, Animals, Signs, Valentine, Halloween, Trademarks + much morel Two and four colours, ideal for use in DTPI
STILL AVAILABLE: CLIP ART VOLUME 1 (7 DISKS) £8.00 AMOS PUBLIC DOMAIN: We now stock a large range of these disks at only £1.50 per disk. Details on the catalogue disk!
CATALOGUE - ISSUE 2 - ONLY £1.00 PLUS SOFTWARE Normal PD Prices: Disks are only Cl .75 each including post ? Pocking!
SEND SAE FOR YOUR FREE CATALOGUE!
(Please add 50p for P&P to total order value) Cheques P.O's payable to: 'PAS ENTERPRISES' 3 St. Johns Walk, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2JJ CHEQUES P.O’s payable to: NEW IMAGE SOFTWARE, 40, APPLEBY GARDENS, DUNSTABLE, BEDS, LU6 3DB Why not spoil yourself this Christmas?
Quality 3 Tfjr 1 2" disks 1 v ¦ including labels and DISKS S’1'*' 37p PLASTIC TYPE THROUGH COVER MODEMS £9.99 (Inc. P&P) COME AND SEE US AT STAND 157 OF THE THIRD 16 BIT COMPUTER FAIR, NOVOTEL, LONDON. JAN 4th - 6th 95 P&P How to place your order: by telephone with credit card numbers on 051 -924 0200 or by fax on 051 -931 3857 (both numbers 24 hrs) Alternatively by post send your card number + exp date ?
Signature or cheques or postal orders to: UNBEATABLE PRICES LTD., TOT
P. O. BOX 5, LIVERPOOL, L23 OXG DATAPHONE PRO 4 Speeds of
300 300.
1200 1200, 1275. 2400 plus MNP 5.
Package includes everything you need lo gel on line within minutes1!’ £399.99 (Including P&P).
KCS PC Board Turns your Amiga into a PC Compatible and gives you extra memory loo. Just plugs in under the trap door!
£320.00 (Including P&P) PD SOFTWARE!
10 DISKS OF PD & SHAREWARE GAMES £9.99 10 DISKS OF SHOW OFF DISKS £9.99 (Including P&P) One Month Only All PD disks 85p each Updated Home business Pack - 8 disks - £8.00 Sound Tracker Pack - 8 disks - £8.00 Add £1.00 P&P to all orders minimum order 10 disks (except for 8 disk packs) Offer ends 15th December 1990.
Send SAE for P.D listsl Make cheques payable to: BEAT THIS AMIGA P.D 5 FULLARTON DRIVE, TROON, AYRSHIRE KA10 6LE & ?*****»*»****»***»*********** _*•«**?** 17 Bit Software That Bit Better Than The Rest!!
PO Box 97, Wakefield Wfl IXX, England. 0924 366982 The UK's Largest Amiga Only PD User Group, over 1000 Top Quality Public Domain Disks and over 16,500 members in our friendly club PACK ATTACK!!
ALL These packs give lifetime memberships to 17-BIT Ancl open up a whole new world in Public Domain.
CLASSICAL MUSIC PACK Three superb music disks, and a catalogue. Brilliant value at only £6.50 MUSIC CREATION PACK 5 music disks to help you get the best out of your AMIGA sound system. Included disks are 740 MED V2.01. 440 SOUNDTRACKER RIPPERS AND PlAY ROUTINES.
482 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR. 478 SOUND MON. AND DISK 479 SAMPLED INSTRUMENTS FOR ALL THE ABOVE DISKS, SUPERB VALUE AT ONLY £7.99 QS+CD The ever popular OS + CD pack is a superb way to get into public domain. Featuring great utilities, great music and great games. If you're new to the AMIGA this is the pack!!!
ONLY £6.50 ASTRONOMY PACK only cs.oo A 3 Disk pack including the latest catalogue, and 2 superb astronomy disks.
173 AMIGAZER 223 STAR CHART A fine astronomy program.
MEGA DOS Mega Dos is an AMIGADOS Manual-on-disk designed to be an easy to use self help reference and tutorial for understanding the CLI and workbench.
MEGA DOS IS NOT PD AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM 17-BIT SOFTWARE Amazing value at only £6.95 17-BIT SOFTWARE ARE OPEN From 9.00 am to 8.00pm Mon to Friday and 9.00am to 5.30pm on Saturdays. We take all major credit card orders over the phone.
TEL: 0924 366982 Postal orders and cheques should be made payable to 17-Bit Software.
10 disks arc £18.00 oranv one disk £2.00 WE ALSO STOCK FISH-1 TO 360 AMICUS-1 TO 26 AMIGAN-1 TO 23 T-BAG-I TO 42 All these including the whole range of PD in our library are only £2.00 EACH ESSENTIAL PD FROM OUR LATEST DISKS 747-Sculp 3D Fighter animation by John Smith 746- Excellent commercial quality PD shoot em up!!
745- DEXION Freddy demo, very original.
743-MIRAGE Prime 90 mega demo (Lovely font) 741-Intro's 47, more specially compiled demo's.
740-Nic Cusxvorths MAD MAD MAD MAD mix!!!
736-Agatron star trek slide show (very nice).
735-Agatron animations disk no 34 734-Agatron animations disk no 33 733-SCOOPEX beast music demo (absolutely brill!!)
731-Sidney and Friends utility disk (great utils) 730- Beatle mania, 34 SONIX beatles tracks (great) 728-Two disk Laurel and Hardy disk as featured 729-In COMMODORE USER (great fun) 727-Garv Tower ray traced slide show (only available from 17-BIT SOFTWARE.
726-intro's 46 More lovely demo’s to impress.
724- intro's 45 Do these demo's ever run out? NO!
723-intro's 44 More specially compiled graphics.
722-AMAZE music disk with 56 tunes in all, and a long play feature. (THIS IS TRULY AMAZING) 721- DISORDER Mega demo, great music and graphics.
719-SYNTHIA 2 Music util demo (GREAT FUN) 718-Fractal slideshow. (Yummy graphics) 717-CASP, music disk (the guy responsible for the bat dance remix in our library, 4 more super tunes).
714-RED SECTOR Martin Galway music disk.
710-BUDBRAIN DEMO (outrageously funny disk).
687-CRIONICS MEGA DEMO, featuring the best anim I've ever seen (of madonna walking).
GREAT.
681 - WARFALCONS MEGA DEMO (stunning).
684- FRACTAL FLIGHT demo 685-KEFRENS music juke box, (don't miss this one) 688- Horror slide show (SPOOKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
696- DEPECHE MODE music disk (GREAT STUFF).
[Yydec ram”expansion"] I Upgrade your Amiga 500 to I Meg I of memory with the Zydec 512K I expansion. Fitting neatly into your I Amiga this compact unit comes I I complete with a one year guarantee I 1 and an on off switch.
| OXLY £32.95 J Or £39.95 with special 5 disk I Meg .
' PD pack!!!
DON'T DELAY ORDER A PACK TODAY Pdom PD Amiga Public Domain & Shareware Software Suppliers of Public Domain and Shareware software for over 4 years, watch out for immitations!
Games Utility Application Miscellaneous AMP3 - Graphics Pack 1 Clip It! Clip any pan of rhe screen and save to disk.
Filter Pics manipulate pictures with enhancers, edge definition, colour and size shifters, Amiga MCAD excellent CAD package. IFF to pieces jigsaw program, ROT 3D drawing prog, Vdraw VI,19 brilliant painting program, Ray Tracer Generator.
A 3 disk pack only £7.50. AMP21 - Graphics Pack 2 - DBW Render a very good Ray Tracing utility, Mandelbrot Explorer.
Excellent lull features mandelbrot designer, ST2IFF convert Atari ST pictures to Amiga IFF format. HAM Editor drawing program. HAM to IFF convenor.
A 3 disk pack only £7.50. FFISH 295 - Mandel Mountains V1.1. Mandel Brot Generator.
FFISH 334 - FBM is an image manipulator and convenor: Sun, GIF, IFF, PCX, PBM bitmaps.
Can input raw images, and output PostScript & Diablo. Also does rectangular extraction, density and contrast changes, rotation, quantization, halftone grayscaling etc. etc. etc. Utility Stop Press!
We have loads of excellent utility disk compilations.
Our DiskCat has a fast search option for the best!
Full details of all our 1300 disks are in our L v 7 Op disk based catalogue To order, simply quote the disk code number given in bold.
Prices: 1 to 5 disks are £3.00 each, 6 to 10 £2.75 each, 11 or more £2.50 each.
.All orders sent by first class post. .
AMP8 - Game Pack 1 - Clue as in Cluedo, Othello, Klondike, Canfield, Cribbge, ackgammon, Yahzec, Tvision, Missle ommand, Cosmo 2, 3D Breakout, Empire, Gravity Wars, Hanoi, Hockey, ikoff, Jackland, Othello Master, Pacman, all rilliant PD games. 3 disks only £7.50!
AMP22 - Games Pack 2 Amoeba space invaders, CosmoRoids, Stone Age a Boulder Dash type. Back Gammon, Chain Reaction, Master Mind, Reversi, Blackjack, Crazy Flights , Klondike, Jig Saw, Kcno, YachtC, Daleks, Ratmaze, Monopoly and Escape From Jovi the excellent game.
A 3 disk pack only £7.50. PDOM 90 Tennis! The best shareware game on the Amiga. Excellent!
Requires 1Mb of RAM.
PDOM 79. PDOM 80 & PDOM 81 - Star Trek 3 disk game. Amazing graphics! Fully working.
Brilliant! Requires 1MB RAM & 2 drives.
PDOM 215, PDOM 216
- Star Trek 2 disk game.
Totally different, and even better excellent game!
Requires 2 drives.
PDOM 233 - The Holy Grail Adventure Requires 1MB RAM. Excellent adventure!
PDOM 234 - The Golden Fleece Adventure.
PDOM 283 - Callisto, Daleks, Pontoon, Puzz, World & Zerg.
FFISH 327 - Msh handles MSDOS ST formatted disks. You can use files on such disks in almost exactly the same way as you use files on native AmigaDOS disks.
This is a fully functional, read write version.
PDOM 62 - The Public Dominator Anti Virus Disk contains all you need in the fight against viruses.
FFISH 342 - IE V 1.0 is an icon editor up to 640x200 pixels in size also dual render. Fully featured.
FFISH 244 - Boot Block Champion V3.1 load, save and analyze boot blocks. Boot Intro
VI. 2 you specify The headline text of upto 44 characters and the
scrolling text of upto 300.
PDOM 278 - LHARCa V0.99a the file compressor 100% compatible with MSDOS LHARC VI. 13c.
AMICUS 22 Printer Driver Generator V2.3. TBAG 28 - Machll features: configurable, your help screen, mouse accelerator, PopCLl, Screen Blanker, Mouse OFF, Sun Mouse, Click To Front, Cycle, Window and Screen Shuffler, Clock. Alarm, Beeper etc. TBAG 30 - MyMenu create your own menu on WB to run any comands.
Icon Meister V1.4 THE Icon editor.
TBAG 31 - ShoWiz V2.0 show ANY picture with or without a script 1 picture or several disks full, also play a music fde in the background! Also show text files in any colour!
PDOM 279-ESA utility disk 1 the excellent compilation of 3 dozen utilities!
AMP1 - Home Business Pack : Uedit word processor, Visicalc spreadsheet, RIM and Hyperbase databases and spell checkers etc. 3 disks only £7.50!
APDC 17-2 Miens Emac editors: Micro GnuEmacs MicroEmacs.
FFISH 144 - Analytical V22.3D is a large fit powerful spreadsheet program requires 1MB RAM and one floppy.
AMICUS 17 - Communications: COMM vl.33, Aterm V7.2, VT-100 V2.6, Vtek V2.3.1, Amiga Host V0.9 for CompuServe.
FFISH 195 - Mien) Emacs V3.10 the editor which is very comprehensive. Includes source and extensive on line documentation.
FFISH 219 - Deep Sky V5.0 is a database containing info on 10,368 non-stellar objects, 600 colour contrasting easily resolved double stars, 70 stars for setting circles and miscellaneous white dwarfs, red starsetc. The whole lot is ZOOd (archived) down to fit onto the disk and will unZOO to 1.2 Mb of info.
ZC30 is not supplied.
PDOM Clip It! Voll.
Nearly 3Mb of clip art in standard IFF format.
Subjects covered are varied but are mainly: sports, flags, animals, cartoons, humorous, Christmas, Jewish, borders, Halloween, Valentines, horses, eyes, alphahets, hands, 1930's trade marks, zodiac, cars and many more. All compatible with Dpaint II. All in black and w hite. 5 disks full.
All prices are fully inclusive. To order please send a cheque or postal order payable to I’dom PD Amiga or Access & Visa credit card details to: Pdom PD Amiga Afj P O Box 801, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3TZ.
Tel 0279 757692.
PDOM 211 - NorthC the latest all features excellent C compiler.
Suitable for beginners and the know ledgable alike.
Fully comprehensive.
FFISH 337 - Cmanual V1,0 is a complete C manual lor the Amiga which describes how to open and work with screens, windows, graphics, gadgets, requesters, alerts, menus, I DC MI’ sprites, etc. includes huge manual file and over 70 fully executable examples with source code. When unpacked fills up 3 disks.
FFISH 314 - A68k v2.61 the 68000 macro assembler. Excellent.
FFISH 339 - PCQ Vl.lcis a freely redistributable, self compiling, Pascal compiler. The only major feature of Pascal that is not implemented is sets.
FFISH 349 - MED V2.0 is a music editor much like SoundTrackcr with MIDI sequencing.
AMP11 - 5 disks full of Sonix files with the PD Sonix plaver. £12.50!
AMP23 - 5 disks full of Soundtracker files includes Sound Tracker versions 1 A3 and 4. £12.50!
PDOM 285 - Game Music Creator. Supports MIDI, can handle all types of samples -IFF with loops, Raw etc., both contignous and pattern recording, Note half stepup down function, 64 patterns in memory, can load both Soundtracker & SoundFX songs (converted with GMC conv.). Replay routine brutally much faster than Soundtrackers, Includes Pattern break, Position jump etc etc... PDOM 212 - Red Secto.
CEBIT '90 demo.
Another excellent demo from RSI!
PDOM 213 - Rebels Coma demo an absolutely brilliant non stop demo totally different, and very original!
PDOM 214 - Fractal Flight. Created by HyperCube Engineerings' fractal landscape generator Requires 1MB RAM BRILLIANT!
PDOM 148 - Escape from Singes Castle another amazing animation demo of the interactive game. Excellent follow up to Space Ace!
PDOM 1 - The Walker Demo I is a mega animation demo that requires l.MbRAM. PDOM 2 - The Walker U the mega mega animation demo that requires 1Mb RAM.
FFISH 196 - Stunning digitised HAM pictures.
Excellent! The quality is astounding.
PDOM 27 - Alcatraz Mega Demo II. Mega!!
PDOM 65 & PDOM 66 Red Sector Mega Demo.
THE best demo on the Amiga! Amazing graphics, fabulous sounds, astounding vector graphics!
73 - Star Trek PDOM Enterprise Leaves Dock.
PDOM 74 - Star Trek 4 animations of Star Trek craft.
PDOM 76 - Star Trek Shuttle landing on a Star Trek craft.
PDOM 83 Space Ace demo. Excellent aniamtion with excellent sampled sound!.
We’ve always got the latest Music anc Graphic demos.
Our DiskCat has a fast search option for the best!
Who is Roy Tretheway’ No. He's not a comic book character, but already it's questionable whether he exists in this 3D reality which we're all so familiar with.
He runs a PD library, but not just any PD library: possibly the best-quality library anywhere.
Premier Software is one of the best-packaged and the most sensible catalogues around. UK PD libraries frequently have hundreds of different titles. Roy gets away with just 85.
The secret? Specialisation.
Each set of disks is aimed at one specific use and no other. There are a few compilations of utilities, but even these are tied together somewhere down the line. There are none of those bouncy-wobbly- wibbly demos which do absolutely nothing except send greetings from one obscure illiterate software pirate to another.
For instance, the "Something for Nothing" series are always compilations of graphics and video tools. Each disk has a list of the contents printed on a colour label (which Roy designs himself).
No scrawled, obscure disk numbers with unknown contents. The label also has the title printed on the edge, which makes flicking to the right disk an undemanding job.
One of Premier's home-grown “own products" is Deskbench. It's exactly compatible with Workbench, with the exception that it looks better - a couple of expansion disks let you set up your own Deskbench systems with relative ease. More of that later.
How do you get hold of Premier’s software? At the present time, they don't have a UK distributor. In theory, this means sending off an International Monetary Order to California for the correct cost in dollars.
And how much does it cost?
Roy charges $ 5.75 per disk to foreign customers (ie us Brits), plus an Air Mail delivery charge of $ 5. At around $ 1.94 per £1, that's... erm... a reasonable charge really. Actually, he’ll happily accept bankdrafts or IMOs for pounds sterling. The rate is £2.50 for a single disk, £5 for a two disk set, £12 for four disks or £11 for five. Don't forgot the £3 delivery charge. Here's a brief look at just what Premier offers: DESKBENCH FACTORY Deskbench itself is a dead ringer for Workbench. The difference is that Deskbench offers a much more attractive layout and display system. Rather than the
Workbench method of displaying Stateside Special A privileged look at an American PD library with PAT McDONALD, who likes what he sees at Premier.
DES kbench Version_1.3 Deskbench offers an attractive and simple alternative to Workbench.
T anpa B ay Amga Group Freom the Something for Nothing collection, Introducer is good tor designing program introductions - surprise, surprise!
AMSMAO PUBLIC DOMAIN separate icons in different directa ries and windows, Deskbench offers an integrated look that’s not easy to describe.
Each icon makes up part of a recognisable whole. Deskbench looks like a desk: the communications software is a telephone icon, sitting on top of the desk. The trashcan is stuck underneath. The drawers on either side of the desk contain further desks and pra grams. Check out the picture to see just what I’m talking about.
Deskbench Factory comes on two separate disks crammed with cleverly-designed icons and windows for making your own disks look like desks, rather than windows with icons on.
What's the point? By using such a display system, somebody who has never used a WIMP system lor a computer) can see just what is available, in a form which they can recognise. There is an argument that says "Deskbench is just a toy", but for somebody who isn't familiar with Workbench it's a lot easier to work with.
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING SFN is an invaluable collection of tools for messing about with graphics. It comes on two disks: the first contains an impressive list of gadgets. For animation, you get Capture, StrpAnim and Display.
Video tools are BarsnTone, Lace, Lacer, TimeCalc and WOT.
Graphics widgets are the famous ScreenX, SuperView, Cube, Planet, Scenery, Dfilter, TitleGen and Peel. Finally come the diagnostics: Monitor and VPG. What a list! What a bargain!
Disk Two contains "only" Introducer, Showiz, IFF-Display.
SportsText, Abridge, and TV- Graphics. Of course, these are much bigger programs for actually producing pictures and demos, rather than the tools for simple fixes included on Disk One.
The only problemette with this lot is that they are all for NTSC format. That is, on European PAL Amigas only the top 200 lines of the display are used.
If you want to get in touch with Premier or order from them, the phone number to contact them Stateside is as follows: Premier Software 0101415 593 1207 SOFTViLLE COMPUTER SUPPLIES Unit 5, St rat field Park, Eldtra Arenue, Waterlootille, Hants. P07 7XN Xtel: 0705 266509 Fax: 0705 251884 These are brict dcsaptons. Dsks may contain much more GAMES UGAkEI - COSMAROETS RotLERBALL. ORRU 30 & LADYBUG UGAME2 - FLASCHBER 250 Irmtic levels' UGAME3 - LUGO Ral LY. HGHTVYORKS & YOUPt SOF44 - PU77LE PRO cuts I F pieties. You put it logetier1 SCT68 - CLASSIC card Board games rxAxhxj CRIBBAGE SOF69 - ClASSIC
arcade Board games ndurWig MISSION COMAA7E) SOF78 - PACMAN. Tie al line classic scrip - EMPtr. AwmRS. Hanol 3400 AND etc SOT IB - GRATA] JACK. BULLRUN WORt D etc SOF B6 - LAM (the giant) ADVENTURE SOE396 - TEWS great shareware PRC, (tneg) SOF501 - (2dsks FS STARTREK brmanl PO version (tmeg 2DRIVEs) SOT521 - PSEUDO COP great game Irom Pseudo-Ops Scf530 - SkyfyhL Bleed Shholoul fid vt37) FF357 - EMM II . New version mdti player game Keyboard a modem FF347 - ORE arcade style game dodge Ihc p* es etc Good FF320 - AMKft GA smlar to Mac* but more complex FF3I2 - CHNACHALLENCE. Shanghai game MOONRASE
knar lander FF259 - Escape From Jori Iasi action game md It levels PUBLIC DOMAIN & SHAREWARE for the A SOOS ange (ATARI ST. PC tlm utihbk) 1 Hjge selection over 2000 dsks 2 Over Fan Yeats Experience 3 Same day service (Mat & phone tax bet ore 12aml 4 Pay by Access. Visa Cheque PO or Cash 5 Order by Phone Mat or Fax 6 OtHcal Gaverrmenl orders accepted 790 page catalogue FREE 8 Prdesstona! Service mg lor advice1 Send 37p SAE for FREE catalogue, state AMIGA MUSIC X MIDI ScftO - TAOutL MiXP. PANI2 07101 C7L • DMCS TAD songs SOFtt - Hixteds ot new nstimcnls lor C7 smiths Sof 12 - 40 SOLU) EFFECTS
plus a player program SOF105 - POPHTS • pctures at MdSKm PetShopBoys. Madoma etc SOF 106 - AMIGASOLNLS 2 by A Starr. 3 tmes SOF 107 - CROCKE TTS THMF. Great sample SOF 08 TAATA VICE - DIGITISED bdkant SOE146-5 more by A Starr 18 mnutes d bttrance SOF MS Be si d SONX Tubdar Bets Its a Sn SOF02 - Amga PCWEFMUSIC Nol ten great songs SOF 155 - SOLNCMACHtE 123 an one rtsk' SOF 160 - GRAND TAX sampled by the Future DoS SOF225 - KYLE TANOGUE and I(XfJMOBON FF349 - MET) V2. Musical crtkr - vrry good hdced' CLASSIC DEMONSTRATIONS Sof 3 - Fred tie Baker Roses Flower Shop classes' Sof - TTE PROBE demo
so good was on TV' SOF33 Hmt StS HEEL. Viacom Wavebench etc SOF34 - ROCKER KAHNANKAS BERSERK SOF40 - mi KNG LEGS bdkanty done!
SOF54 - (PdsksYdnves T5) NEWTEK, ongrial (tmeg) Sof 56 - DOCS DEMON demo, original bul goodI SOF70 BONGL SPRONGL JUGGLER TIT etc etc SOF 154 - EL GATO RED BARON. FSW (tneg) SOF219 - 2 risk 2meg vers tie WALKER demo (C5) SOF254 - tneg version d tie classic mLKER demo SOF255 - tmog version d mLKERZ tie tatow 141 SOF4I4 - PUGGS N SPACE, cute amm wet done SOF546 - FRACTAL FLIGHT, brttanl arrmaton (tneg) SOF467 - H WTIK demo rod3 new produchon (2rtsks dr!vcs. Tnog C5) NEWTONS PD CHRISTMAS SALE all disks £1 each all inclusive (offer ends 31-12.90) Disks include Jungle Command 1-3 (3 is 2 Disks!!
Fruxion Horror Digital Com.cn Crionits cvcrwhere Agatron Animations 1~ Budbrain Megadcmo I Viz Slideshow Juggctic Animation Kefrens Megadcmo s 1 Miller Lite Ad Gate Megademo 2 Soundtracker Instruments 1-10 Crionics Megademo
• 31 Agatron The Run 2 Disks) D Mob Music 1-4 Scoopex Mental
Hangover Mindblasters Demos 1 (inc. Coma.
2 Disksl Nudge Nudge Demo 12 Disks) Scoopex Bacteria I’uggs In Space NOTE: SOME AGATRON DEMOS ARE 1MEG OR MORE.
R DISKS SEND AN SAE OR A BLANK DISK TO: Beech Grove. Bcrverlv Road. Hull. Hi s 1LY FOR A LIST OF AI L Ol NEWTONS I'D la DOMINION PD JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING PD LIBRARY BN THE AMIGA Ail disks £1 + Sop postage and packing _ • (phone now to gat yours) Discount on bulk orders (5+ disks) Froo catalogue Disks swapped as wail as sold Here is just a couple of examples from our constantly updated catalogue:
- Crionics Mega Demo - Fillet the fish - Horny Mouse Slideshow
- Agatron Slideshow - Si enfs Mega Demo - Budbrain Meg a Demo
- SAE Demo Compo - Scoopex Mental Hangover - RSI Cebit 90
- Puggs in Space - SteaWiy II - NewTel l-lll - Walker II
- Digital Concert l-V - Froxxion Revenge - Fractal Flight
DOMINION PD 54 PALMERSTON ROAD. BUCKHURST HILL, ESSEX Tel: 071
-253 9320 (LEE, 8am-3pm) PICTURES Sof 16 - 18 bgksed HAM
pieties, classics Sof 20 - NASA OQ-VEW stdeshow 14 quatly
pieties SOF79 - SAM FOX St Of SHOW n her usual stale d dress'
SOF 90 - Vatengos FANTASY PICT LIES Vd3 SOT 108- PAG 3 PICTURES
Selection d good (tensed pres SOF 119 - ADULT GRAPHCS 9 t&i-res
picS SOF 124- PLAYBOY stdeshoW SOF 125 - PLAYBOY stdeshow SOF
127 - Pictorial ttxile lo PATRICK NAGEL SOF 143 - Deal stdeshow
d hand drawn pic s SOT 145 - FANTASY type pictures, dainty bemg
rescued?
Sof T47 - FANTASY pictures, tiese are tic BEST you 1 seel SOFT49 - TIE ADVENTURE CONTNUES stdeshow d the SpaceShutle Sof B2 - BFTASSART pieties arranged n a stdeshow SOF B3 - BRASSART pxrhies as above SOF 197 - BARBAHAN ladies. Tabdousty drawn Sof385 - JOE StdeshowP. Ever 20 pictures and great tne Sof454 - TAG Strtcshow witi tantkar tieme Fft96 tie absdute BEST seamed pic s youI LANGUAGES FT351 - POC puttdy rtstrtxitobte C complete FT347 - CLRSCH &ass ArrtgaBASIC comp4er FF340 - NORTH! C mvwonment based on SontxrC FT339 - PCQ s*A carxAng PASCAL compier FF337 - (MANUAL candete C manual & 70
soice examples FF3H - A68K asserroer 7C C compier FF247 - ASSEMTOOLS AC -ooHes la ascmOey programmers FF140 - SlcneyOook FEKXOG - needs bolt1 dSis (below) FFHt ask two at above Scf B4 - MODI A2 carries complete with doonvntahon Scf549 - ARP 13 complete with doamentatxn APOC25-FORTH MOOULAZ LISPS LOGO SOUNDTRACKER Sof458 - New 8 Track Somdtackcr SOF4 4 - NOISE TRACKER vth bus documentation Sof262 - SOUNDTRACKER vers 123 & 4 plus instuctons & 40 songs plus MEGATRAX (2dsks. C5) SOF384 - (Sdisks - TO) ST-02 to ST-04 nstnmenls SOF433 - Complete SOUNDTRACKEH set ST-01 lo ST-08 (Sdisks Ct6) SCF434 -
Alternative ST-00 dr* cmOhs CMC.
Nose vi Doc v2l elc etc UTILITIES - TEXT HANDLERS FF359 - TEXTPLUS wad processor FF32B - ANALYTICALC la omened malysrs.
Notifies spreadsheet elc Scf500 - Sisk set d CEP ART various (CB) FF3t5 - AMK2AFOX text processor graphic lactties FF228 - JA77BFNCH mit-Bskng workbench FF210 - CALC sacnthcYprogrammer cakxtakr Loaded wit lealues APDC23 - Wad processor 2 spet checkers. 4 databases Scf 15 - CLP ART DISK la pagesetter SOF 17 - Ray Tracing Constructxn Set S0F2I - OP ART DISKS la Pagesetter PAN48 - WOPEWRtGHT wad ptocessa Sof 123 - MCAD antga CAD program SOF 05 - LED T. manpxjate you lies n cental Sof 169 - Cosmopdttan FONTS Id Dpant SOF T70 - FANCY FONTS as above SOF 171 - PUBUStEHS FONTS as above SOF 172 -
VARKXIS FONTS as above SOF 191 - AFENDER v3 ray tace pat*agc Scf240 - ChET SCLACE DISK. 26 utthes cn one ds*' Plus we have 11 disks of UGA utilities, full of all those ’hard to get' utilities.
Plus WC have OVER 400 DISKS FULL d demo s the largest cotecton wound PLUS we slock He FULL RANGE at FRED FISH tksks. • AEDC. Sipped Disk FAUG Tbag cctectms and are EXCLUSIVE cksitxrlds d Be tamous Unled Graphic Artists cdcchon If you can't see it here just RING AND ASK!
BLITTERCHIPS
P. O. BOX 64 KEIGHLEY BD21 4NB TEL FAX (0535) 667469 10am-7pm
Mon-Friday 9am - 4pm Sat XMAS PRICE BLITZ ON AMIGA PUBLIC
DOMAIN 1-4 DISKS ONLY £1.15 EACH BUY 5 DISKS OR MORE ONLY 95
PENCE EACH ORDER TEN OR MORE CHOOSE ANOTHER FREE SPECIAL OFFER
TO ALL NEW CUSTOMERS SEND A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE (33
pence) FOR OUR LATEST LISTS OF OVER 500 P.C DISKS AND YOU CAN
Cl IOOSE YOUR FIRST DISK FROM US ABSOLUTELY FREE FROM THE LIST
OF DISKS BELOW.
Elvira (game demo), Amos (game creator demo). Puggs in Space dem or any disk from our previous adverts in Amiga Format Magazine SEND FOR YOUR FREE LIST AND DISK TODAY Blitterchips "Cliffe House". Primrose Street, Keighley. West Yorkshire BD21 4NN OFFER APPLIES TO U.K ONLY Tff MAIL ORDER ONLY mmm The Cumana Pedigree Includes C AX 354 CAX1000S 3V2", SUM 25mm DRIVE UNIT FORMATTED CAPACITY 880K AMIGA DOS COMPATIBLE DAISY CHAIN CONNECTOR DATA ENABLE DISABLE SWITCH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION QUIET, HIGH SPEED ACCESS ACTIVE INDICATOR DATA LEAD 514", SLIM 42mm DRIVE UNIT FORMATTED CAPACITY 360 880K AMIGA
DOS & MS-DOS COMPATIBLE DAISY CHAIN CONNECTOR DATA ENABLE DISABLE SWITCH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION QUIET, HIGH SPEED ACCESS ACTIVE INDICATOR DATA LEAD 40 80 TRACK SWITCH Designed and manufactured in the UK to the highest standards, all Cumana disk drives include 12 months warranty and are available from area distributors and a national dealer network.
Look out for the distinctive packaging in your high street, today!
CUMANA The best name in memory CUMANA LIMITED, THE PINES TRADING ESTATE. BROAD STREET, GUILDFORD, SURREY GU3 3BH TEL: GUILDFORD f04S3» 503121 All trademarks are recognised and acknowledged en eas e v OUR PRICES ARE MAGIC AMIGA A500 SCREEN GEMS ONLY £365.99 COMMODORE 1084S 14” £230.00 PHILIPS CM8833 14" £250.00 NAKSHA MOUSE £34.99 COMMERCIAL AND P.D. CATALOGUES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST SEVEN SEAS 60 CANARY RD DUNGANNON.
CO. TYRONE,
N. I. BT71 6SU TELEPHONE: 08687 84540 AMIGA SCREEN GEMS PACK
£379.99 AMIGA 500 ONLY £379.00 INC BATMAN PACK Amiga Flight of
Fantasy .....£379.99
1W TirJI Bts MJDJ CaSJO AJ*r 240 ArJ ZJ. C2LL2riY LOW COSY
hJJDl KfifBOAfJD *60.00 OYWijn Casio .s boards also available
1 MEG 3.5" DISK DRIVES ST AND
AMIGA £75.00 ATARI STFM 1
MEG INTERNAL DRIVE UPGRADE ......£74.99
Special Offer on Amiga Upgrade Without
Clock ...£49.00 With
Clock .£59.00 The above drive
ia an eaay to fit 2nd drive complete with mounting tray facia
* STAR LC 10 COLOUR PRINTER ....£215.00 J
STAR LC10 MONO PRINTER ..£169.99
* STAR LC10 COLOUR HEAT TRANSFER RIBBONS - IDEAL * J FOR PRINTING
YOUR OWN T-SHIRTS ETC £17.99 J BLAH' . DISKS AY A jVJ A 2! J
j I G3 LOW PRIDES 10 3.5" DS DD life time
guaranteed ......£7.50 10 5.25" DS (per
10) £3.50 Bulk buyers please phone for bulk prices WE
STOCK MANY ITEMS NOT LISTED HERE PLEASE PHONE FOR ANY ITEMS NOT
LISTED All prices include VAT and P & P PLEASE NOTE ATARI 8-BIT
OWNERS WE SUPPORT YOU PLEASE PHONE FOR DETAILS MERLIN COMPUTERS
62 Chester Road East, Shotton, Deeside, Clwyd CH5 1QB Tel: 0244
822597 All prices rclude VAT and P&P in U.K. For Europe and
Eire add £1.50 per item"!
ART - ANIMATION t GRAPHICS Aegis Animation .£62.99 Aegis Draw 2000 (CAD).....£149.99 Aegis Video TiDer .£89.99 Aegis Videoscape 30 V2.0 £109.99 Comic Setter .....£39.99 Deluxe Paint 2 . Print ...£49.99 Deluxe Paint 3 ...£57.99 Deluxe Photo Lab ..£49.99 Deluxe Prxtt 2 ...£35.99 Deluxe Productions ......£99.99 Deluxe Video VI.2 .£49.99 Deluxe Video III ..£57.99 Digi Paint 3 0 PA .£59.99 Dynamic CAD V2.3 ..£329.99
Fantavtsion .£29.99 Intro CAD ....£44.99 Movie Setter .....£39.99 Photon Paint 2 ..£69.99 Parnate ....£39.99 Printmaster Plus .....£34.99 Pro Video Plus £189.99 Sculpt 3D XL ...£99.99 Sculpt Animate 4D ...£319.99 Sculpt Animate 4D Jnr ..£79.99 Turbo Silver ......£99.99 TV Show ....£55.99 X CAD Designer .£89.99 X CAD Protesional .£309.99 ACCOUNTS t SPREADSHEETS Accounts Payable ..£39.99 Cashbook
Con Trnal Accounts £54.99 General Ledger £39.99 Home Accounts £22.99 K Spread 2 .....£45.99 Personal Accounts Plus.....£29.99 Small Bus. Accounts Cash....£59.99 Samll Bus. Accounts Extra ...£89.99 Small Bus. Accounts Plus...£179.99 Superplan ..£69.99 VIP Professional £69.99 EDUCATIONAL AB Zoo ..£3.99 Distant Suns ......£47.99 Fun School 2 (state age)......£14.99 Fun School 3 (state age)......£15.99 Micro English ....£17.99 Micro
French .....£17.99 Micro Maths ......£17.99 Planetarium £29.99 Puzzle Book 1 ...£12.99 Spell Book 46 years .....£14.99 Spell Book 8 years • ....£14.99 Things To Do With Numbers. £15 99 Things To Do With Words......£15.99 WORDPROCESSORS I DTP Excellence ......£139.99 Kindwords V2.0 .£34.99 PageSetter 2 .....£79.99 PageStream .£109.99 Pen Pal ......£99.99 Professional Page VI.3......£199.99
ProText ......£79.99 ProWnte 2.5 ....£79.99 Publishers Choice ..£79.99 Publisher Plus ....£77.99 Textcraft Plus ...£34.99 Transcnpt ..£29.99 Word Perfect 4.1 .£159.99 DATABASES Acquisition VI.3 ..£199.99 dB MAN .....£99.99 K-Oata £39.99 Organize .£79.99 Prodata ......£59.99 Superbase Personal ......£47.99 Superbase Personal 2 ...£69.99
Superbase Professional.....£199 99 MUSIC Aegis Audiomaster II .....£69.99 Aegis Sona V2.0 ...£49.99 AMAS .£82.99 Deluxe Music Con. Set ..£54.99 Music Studio 2.0 ...£17.99 Music X ......£99.99 Rock n' Roll .£9.99 Soundscape Pro Midi ..£154.99 Ultimate Sound Tracker .£29.99 PROGRAMMING AC Fortran .....£219.99 AMOS Games Creator ...£34.99 Argasm ......£49.99 BSC Basic Emulator ......£29.99 Devpac
V2.0 .....£44.99 GFA Basic 3 Interpreter .£39.99 GFA Basic 3 Compiler ...£24.99 Hisoft Basic Amiga £67.99 Hisott Forth ......£29.99 KsekaV1.6 ....£39.99 Lathee CV5.0 .£179.99 Lathee C ......£259.99 Modula - 2 Developers £110.99 'ViituU THE ALL NEW AMIGA ANALOG ZOO MEW . _ Precision analogue sail centering yoke with cuatom potentiometers Two tire buttons and trims Includes digital mode with precise switching. Nylon construction, Long ceible Analogue compatible with F19, Flight
Simulator 2 and Mlg 29 Fulcrum. P C. version with throttle available Ideal Gift for Christmas.
LOOMER® Foot pedals available soon Beehive Trading Estate, Crews Hole Road, St. George, Bristol BS5 SAY Telepone 0272 550900 A & A SUPPLIES Wide ranqe of Commodore and Atari products including Screen Gems Flight of Fantasy Pack at very competitive prices Please ring Jason for details 0908 216312 14 The Green, Newport Pagnell, Bucks MK160JW S FAX: 0908 21 1057 24 Hour credit hotline O 0908 216312 VISA * £a MICRODIAL ATARI 520STFM DISCOVERY PACK ....£279.00 520STE TURBO PACK ..£369.00 1040STE BUSINESS PACK .£460.00
PORTFOLIO .£229.00 LYNX ..£165.00 COMMODORE 500 SCREEN GEMS .£369.00 A500 FLIGHT OF FANTASY PACK .£369.00 A500 CLASS OF THE 90'S PACK ...£515.00 M501 1 2 MEG UPGRADE INC CLOCK & GAME £75.00 C64 WORLD CUP PACK ......£150.00 PC STARTER PACK .....PLEASE PHONE PRINTERS STAR LC-10 ..£169.00 STAR
LC-24 10 ....£249.00 MANNESMANN TALLY MT81 .....£147.00 CITIZEN 120D .....£125.00 SEIKOSHA SP2000 ... £199.00 SOFTWARE UP TO 20% OFF RRP THIS IS A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR WIDE RANGE - PLEASE PHONE - WE WILL TRY TO MATCH ANY PRICE All prices include VAT and P&P, Courier Delivery add £8.
Please make cheques, P.O.'s payable to 'MICRODIAL" and send to: o B THE OLD CAMP SHOP, WARRINGTON LANE, ADQEN WHARF, LYMM, WARRINGTON, WA13 OSW.
All items are subject to availability, prices are subject to change without notice. All goods despatched upon cleared payment.
Proprietors: Mike Todd and Mai Neary. E. & O. E. 24 HOUR ORDER LINE 0925 75 7696 a It's getting towards Christmas and all those new goodies, SHADOW OF THE BEAST II After breaking ground with the cheat mode for this impressrve sequel, Amiga Format is proud to present... (cue music) DA-DA- DAAA...! The solution! Okay, let’s get down to it, boppers... From the start head left, watching out for the hands throwing the crystal balls from the trees. Cross the bridge, carefully judging the timing to avoid the leaping fish, and shoot the demon to save the man trapped in the field. Ask him about TRAPS
and he will be able to tell you about either a higher or lower switch.
But don't you think it would be good to get to grips with the games you have already? Clear away those half-finished Go left and down (watch for the bats). Land on the left ledge and duck to avoid the flying demon.
Chase him to the right and kill him before he can cut the rope. Let the man pushing the block get close to the edge, then kill him. Go left avoiding the falling blocks and kill the demon on the hill to the left. Go back to the right and the demon will have dropped a key.
Head back to the left and drop off the edge, but watch out for the flying demon.
Game blues with MAFF EVANS.
Go up the rope, head right and use the key to open the door. Now go right watching for another falling block. When you eventually come to the switches, hit whichever one the man you freed told you about.
Go up the lift, go right (avoiding the bats) past the chain leading down, through two open doors to the next chain. Go up the chain into the alcove and collect the bonuses. Go back down the chain and continue right to collect the key. Go left and down the chain, taking care not to wake the sleeping guard. Use the key to let the beast free from the cage and hit the lower switch on the right. Now head back to the lift and board it to head down.
The switch that you hit should have caused a bodge to appear.
Go left across it and use the three levers on the nght to operate the claw. Pick up the rock with the claw and drop it on the spike in the floor on the nght.
And now push the remaining, smaller rock onto the see-saw over to the right and climb the rope, jumping off to land on the other side of the see-saw.
Run to the other lift and you will go up.
Go right to kill Ishran, then free the prisoner, who will tell you the password. Go to the gateway to Barloom’s domain and whisper the password. Go right to collect a bonus then up the rope to collect a parchment from Barloom. Leave and head left past the rope. Look out for the giants with maces and collect the bonus.
Enter the hut and go right to collect the ale, then leave the hut and return to the game’s starting point.
Head right, watching for the pygmies (remember the cheat mode here, kids) and head diagonally up to the left on the stepping-stones.
Watch out for the jelly-firing monster on the bridge and collect the bonus. Kill the monster to get the axe and head diagonally up to the right for another bonus. Go back down the way you came and head left unbl you find a covered hole.
Jump on the cover (taking care not to land on the platform above) and you should drop through.
Go left, dodging the crystals that pop up from the water and collecting all the bonuses on the way.
Chase the goblin to the left until you reach the drawbridge. Switch to axe and jump to shoot at the bloke winding up the bridge, but remember the time limit on the axes and keep piling them at the bloke. Switch back to the mace to kill the other goblin and smash through the door.
GOT A 64? GET A COPY 100 pages packed with unmissable reviews, tips, guides, previews, cheats and Ge th mos out 0 you 64 news Games explained not just described Free cassette!
Every issue has at least one complete game and a fistful of demos!
The world' best guide to 6- gamin
* Ut sort'® l U° -To Ur macrt'rt1 Commodore Format: It'll be
quite good. Probably NEXT ISSUE ON SALE OCT 18TH * TELL THE
WORLD THE GOOD NEWS WARNING!
Do not play this game Mk if you are of a nervous disposition
- 1
* 3, Life & Death and you will have the responsibility of holding
a human life in your hancs as you cut into living flesh A in
this - the world’s first interactive meaicai movie - you'll
enter the tension-filled atmosphere of a busy hospital Talk
with your paten: Read charts Order X-rays, blood tests and
other laboratory reports. And when the time comes you will pick
up the knife' In the operating theatre, your skill will
determine whether your patient goes to recovery or the mortuary
Available for IBM ana compatibles, Apple ll Mackintosh Amiga
a-c A:a- $ r M I N D S C A P E For further information on
Mindscape Products and your local dealer contact Mindscape
International Limited, PO Box 1019, Lewes, East Sussex BN84DW.
Tel. (044 486) 545 547 G Never mind about that. Miss. Miss? I'm
sorry I have a cold. Anyway, on with the hint. Does that little
tree that follows you around annoy you? Well, never mind - it’s
just Mr Johnson trying not to be seen. If you really want to
get rid of him, though, just go to the right until the screen
starts to scroll, then run towards the left of the screen. Then
the tree will be dead. It will cease to be. It will be an
ex-tree.It will snuff it. That's enough! Ft isn't a parrot.
Ah, the Norwegian Blue, lovely bird, beautiful plumage. That may be the case but it ain't a parrot.
SHUT UP! Bloody Vikings.
Ben Cowdall, Cirencester, Gloucestershire SPHERICAL This amusing little puzzle game, which according to games-playmg myth and legend was 'inspired' by Solomon's Key, can be a mite tricky at the best of times, not to mention frustrating when you want to get straight to a particular level.
Want to stop all that hassle? Want to make your life about fifteen squillion times easier? Then listen carefully to this tip... All you have to do is type BladeRunner on the title screen and you can use the left and right cursor keys to move forwards and backwards through the levels.
Tim and Matthew Whitby, Buckhurst Hill, Essex CRASCRENBON FRIED DIGGERD- INGLEDANGLEDONGLEDUN- GLEWURST BURSTEIN VON KNACK- ERTHRASHER APPLEBANGER HOROWITZ TICOLENSIC GRANDER- KNOTTY SPELLTINKLE GRANDLICH MITTLER AUCHER OF ULM There should be no spaces (except the ones between some of the words). This will cause the kiwi to fly upwards while painting itself purple and playing When Will I be Famous' on the banjo.
We couldn’t get this to work on the pre-pro copy we have in the office, but possibility it only works on the version in the Batman pack.
Jonathan Longden, Bingley, West Yorkshire NEW ZEALAND STORY Yes, I know there's already been quite a lot of stuff on the Kiwi epic from Ocean already, but this is worth some space.
All you have to do while playing the game is find a place with spikes and jump towards them.
When you are about half a centimetre away (on one of the early series monitors, like the 1084B - the one without the ratch- etted V-hold button, of course) type the following: JOHANN GAMBOLPUTTY DE VON AUSFERN SCHPLENDEN SCHLITTER HAMMERFIST Right... into this room... belt these monitors and... what's going on?
Let me through! Damn! Got it wrong.
If this is a familiar scene to you when you’re playing Hammerfist then this tip is for you! Just play the game enough to get onto the score table, then die. Enter your name as TAEHC OT TNAW I, then start a new game. Now all you have to do to skip levels is press F7.
Kenneth Pryde, Middlesbrough, Cleveland Go left and up, then hit the switch to turn off the spikes. Go left and crouch to hit the switch on the right. Go right, down, left and down, then kill the the goblins. Go right, collect the key, then go left and under the cage. Oops!
Captured! Never mind... To escape from prison, offer the ale to the goblin and use the mace to break the cage door. Go up to the top and go left. Kill the goblins to collect the ring, then go down and kill the sleeping guard to collect the key. Go back and release the remaining prisoner in the cell above yours. Go back down to collect your mace again, then go up and to the right. Use the remaining key to open the door then go right looking out for the spikes. Leave the caves and return to the surface.
Go right, down, then right and kill the giant head. Go right, up the rope and right, looking out for the bats. Go down the rope then right across the bridge. Get the giant lizard-man to follow you left back across the bridge so that he falls through. Go right (lumping over the hole the lizard-man has just made) and carry on heading right until you reach the old man. Offer the old man the ring and the parchment and collect the weapon he makes - this is the one to use from now on.
Go left and drop through the hole in the bridge. Head right watching out for the bats, then go down and collect the bonus. Go right onto the rope, then right again onto the ledge to collect the horn. Go back left and down the rope, then quickly |ump out of that nice healthy acid and head right. When you reach the snail, ask him about KARAMOON and answer ’yes' to both his questions.
Head off back to the surface and once there go right, looking out for the twin giants hurling axes. Go right, over the cliff edge, then right, killing the giant toads. But look out for the giant serpent in its nest Now walk to the sea edge anc use the horn to call the sea- beast Climb onto its back, then right anc enter the tower. Go right, down the stairs then up the adjacent stairs to collect the bonus.
Go down. Tner right and it's time for the big bathe’ If you can defeat Zeiek the Beast Mage, then you've completed the adventure. If you can't then... err... you’re dead. I suppose S Csoka, Andreas, Isle of Man IS2 AMIGA FORMA BYTEBACK Ring us now! 0636-79097 we're programmed to help DELIVERY SERVICE ....and the keenest prices FIND OUT WHY MOST AMIGA USERS PREFER BYTEBACK! GAMES |MEGA DEALS ONLY! | ACCESSORIES | PUBLIC DOMAIN "II AMOS • Games Creator ....34.99 13 99 Astate ......13.99 Atomic Robokid ..17.99 Back to the Future 2 .. Bar Games ..
....16 99 ....16 99 3 AT ....16 99 Battle Master . ....16.99 Battle of Britain ....19 99 Shadow of the Beast 2 ....24 99 BSS Jane Seymour .. ....15 99 Cadaver . ....16 99 Captive Chess Champion 2175 .... ....15.99 ....19 99 Corporation .. ....15 99 Damocles ... ....15 99 Days of Thunder ... ....15 99
Debut .. ....16 99 Distant Armies ...... Dragons Breath ....17 99 ......17.99 Dragonstrike 19 99 Dragonflight ....18 99 Drakkhen ....17.99 Dungeon Master .. ....15 99 Falcon - Mission 2 . ....15.99 Fmal Battle ..... Fire and Brimstone .. ....16.99 ....15.99 Fire and Forget II .. F 29 Retaliator ...... Gold of the Aztecs ....15.99
....15.99 ....16.99 Gremlins 2 ..... Immortal .. Kick Off 2 ..... Killing Games Show .. Kings Quest 4 Magic Fly ...... ....16 99 ....16.99 ....13 99 ....17 99 ....24 99 ....16 99 Midnight Resistance M-dwmter Monty Python ....17.99 ....19.99 ....14 99 Nightbreed .... ..... 16.99 17 QQ
FREE - ONE PUBLIC DOMAIN DISK WITH EVERY GAME FROM THIS COLUMN Pick from list opposite I Pool ol Radiance .19.99 THRILL TIME .....16.99 Live 8 Let Die. Battleships, Beyond Ice Palace, Bombiack. Ikari Warriors, Thundercats. Space Harrier, Buggy Boy ELITE .. Galaxy Force .
9. 99
4. 99 Infestation .. .....9.99
Kid Gloves . ......9.99
Lombard RAC Rally ..
Pacmania .. 9 99 .....6.99
ft QQ r aUalKJ ..... Tower
of Babel ..... ......0.33
9. 99 Vovaaer .... 4 99
CHILDRENS X-COPY Professional ...34.99 The BEST
Backup utility!
Dinosaur Discovery Kit .....17.99 First Letters and Words ....17.99 Kid Talk .....17 99 Plotting ......17.99 POWER MONGER ....16.99 Renaissance (4 games!) ....15.99 Rick Dangerous 2 16.99 Rorkes Drift 15.99 Second Front ...19.99 Sim City .....17.99 Space Quest
III 24.99 Spellbound .14.99 Subbuteo ...16 99 SUPREMACY ..19.99 Teenage Mutant NinjaTurtles .22.99 Turrican ......15 99 U M.S. II .....19.99 Universe 3 17.99 Warhead ...17 99 Welltns 16.99 Alan LYNX Games
System ..159.99 16 Bit Hand Held with FREE: California Games Fun School 2 (Under 6)...... ......1299 Fun School 2 (6 to 8) ..... Fun School 2 (over 8) ....
12. 99 ..12.99 Fun School 3 (Under 5) Fun School 3
(5 to 7)...... 15 99 ..15.99 Fun School 3 (Over
71 .... ..1599 Micro English (GCSE) .....
....18.99 Micro Maths (GCSE) ....
....18.99 Micro rrencn lococ) ...... Postman
Pat . ....lo.yy
....8.99 Robot Readers
.18 99 The Three Bears
Adventure .17.99
Wings ..1899
Blue Lightning ..22 99
Gates of Zendocon ..22.99 Electro
Cop .....22.99 Chips
Challenge ..22.99 Gauntlet
III .25.99
Rampage ...22 99
AmiRAM 1000 Memory Expansion ?
FREE: Four 1 Mb demo disks 500k RAM Expansion! ....39.99 500k RAM • DUNGEON MASTER 49 99 500k RAM . KICK OFF 2 (MB) ..49.99 500k RAM * DRAGONS LAIR 59.99 Any ol above with CLOCK add 6 99 Citizen 1MB DISK DRIVE ..89.99
* FREE: Over £100 software!
Shadow of the Beast. Kick Off. Battle Squadron and RVF Honda!
HARD DRIVIN' + 10 DISKS. .. ..11.99 AMIGA SOUND SYSTEM...... ..44.99
* FREE: Corporation
* FREE: Jumping Jackson Midi
Master ....34.99 Phillips
CM8833 monitor . 259 99 Hardware Reference manual
19.99 Bootselector ...14 99
Hardware Virus protector .19.99 CONTRIVER
MOUSE * .17.99
* Mouse Mat *¦ Mouse Bracket NAKSHA
MOUSE ...29.99 . FREE: Mouse Mat .
FREE: Mouse Bracket FURRY MOUSE COVER!... .699
(with eyes, ears and nose1) SALE ? SALE ? SALE ? 1
Archipelagos ....4.99 Blood
Money .9.99
Bloodwych 9.99 Colossus Chess
X 9.99 Chrono Quest
II 9.99 Centrelold
Squares .....9.99 Deluxe
Paint .....3.99 Deluxe Strip
Poker ......9.99 Dragon's Lair
2 ...24.99 Locking Disk Box
(40*) ... 6 99 Locking Disk Box
(80+) .....- .8.99 Media Box (150 -
stackable)......19 99 Mouse
Mat .... 3 99 Keyboard or
Monitor Cover .....5.99 PODSCAT Digitising Tablet 159.99
• Driver ..39 99
• Cursor -22.99 SONY
bulk disks with labels!
10 disks .....6 49 50 d.sks . 29 99 100 disks ... 54 99 SONY Boxed with labels1 Box of 10 9 99 Box of 10x5 ...... 47 99 Box of 10x10 .. 89 99 Amiga Appetizer ...... 24.99 Amiga Graphics Starter Kit ...24.99 Audio Master (3) .54.99 Deluxe Music Con. Set .....49.99 Deluxe Print (2) ..34.99 Deluxe Paint (3) .59.99 Instant
Music ..18.99 Mastersound ..29.99 Professional Draw (2) 99.99 Pro Sound Designer ..59.99 Quartet .....39.99 Real Things - Birds 1 8 2 .23.99 Real Things - Horses 19.99 SOUND EXPRESS ...34.99 The Arl Department ...54.99 X-Cad Designer ..89.99 BBC Emulator ...39.99 Devpac 2
..44 99 DigiCalc ....29.99 Distant Suns ...34.99 Family Tree ....54.99 Gold Disk Office .99.99 Pagesetter (2) 49.99 PRO Clips (Clip Art) ..19.99 Professional Page (1.3) ..159.99 Publishers Choice .....79.99 Scnbble Platinum ......42 99 Workbench 1.3 ..1499
Works Platinum ..79.99 Joystick 8 Mouse extension ...4.99 Joystick lead -3 metres! .....4.99 Quicksho! Python 1 .....9.99 Quickshot III Turbo ......9.99 Quickjoy III Supercharger .11.99 Quickjoy Jettighter .....12.99 Quickjoy V Superboard ....15.99 Cruiser (Multicolour) ..13 99 Competition Pro Extra ......15.99 Arcade joystick ...16.99 1 disk = £1.99. 6 disks
= £9.99 10 disks, tile box = £15.99 This is |ust a selection from our large Public Domain Library Ask for our NEW catalogue!
AU.01 Jazzbench Superb Workbench replacement; fully multitasking!
AU.03 QL Emulator - plus 2 disks lull ot programs (3 disks: £5.99) AU.12 Music Editor, Soundtracker style nx®c creator! User friendly!
AU.13 Visicalc; spreadsheet.
AU. 17 Sound Monitor; (. Instruments) 20 demo scores m this high quality sound pacfcage1 (2 disks £3 99) AG.01 Star Trek.1 Version ot the ST adverture game (3 disks: £5.99) AG.02 Games; Pacman, Othello, Hanoi, Gravity wars Jackland. Empire, etc. AG-03 Agatron Star Trek Space game, Superb sxnutabon' (2 disks: £3.99) AG-04 Monopoly; classic board game!
AG.05 Pacman 87; Multi level game AG.06 Games Cosmoroids, Backgammon, Amoeba Slone Age Cham Reaction, ... AG. 10 Space Invaders The Classic!
AG.13 Adventure solutions; Over 100 including Dungeon Master.
Rainbird, Infocom, Sierra. Ultima, Bards Tale, Future Wars.(2 disks: £3.99) AG.14 Flaschelber; Prolessional quality Boulderdash style game!
AG.16 Castle ot Doom; Adventure AG.22 Return to earth; Prolessional quality Space trading game!
AG.24 Drip; Superb addictive 15 level arcade quality arcade game!
AW.02 Workbench Plus; TVText demo, Fractals, Virus X, Clip It, Dmouse AW.03 Icons; tOOs including the amusing Naughty Icons. Ram icons. Music Icons ..plus Icon utilities.
SND.01 Soundtracker; Four versions ot this superb PD music program plus various music utilities!
SND.02 Soundtracker 4; Alternative blue version, coupled with complete instruments disk! (2 disks: £3.99) ST1.01 - 08 Instruments; 100's on each disk, use with Soundtracker!
STS.01 - 02 Samples; Superb sound samples, use with Soundtracker!
AD.01 Walker demo 1; animation ot Star Wars Walker (need 1 MB) AD.04 Probe Sequence; Simulation ot video pictures Irom an interstellar probe landing on an alien planet!
AD.21 Busy Bee; Amazing 3D Ray Traced animation!. Tree Frog!
AD.25 The Run; Superb 3D car chase AC.02 Pagesetter Art; 100's of protes- sional quality clip an pics AC.04 IFF Fonts; 30 screens ot high quality tonts plus surfaces AS.22 Viz; Complete set of pictures Irom the very funny Viz calendar!
AX.01 Samantha Fox; 12 high qualily digitised pictures!
AX.04 Playboy 1; 16 digitised pics AX.08 Bra Busters; Digitised film samples from Electric Blue Video!
All prices include VAT and FIRST CLASS POST!
GUARANTEED RETURN OF POST DELIVERY ON ALL STOCK ITEMS!
BYTEBACK Cheque, postal orders or credit card facilities are available DEPT A F, 6 MUMBY CLOSE. NEWARK. NOTTS NG24 1JE KICK OFF 2 greatly enhances the gameplay of KICK OFF, winner of the THE GAME OF THE YEAR in the
U. K., and similar awards right across Europe. A host of new
features have been added to the ones that enthralled players
the world over.
- BLISTERING PACE
- PIXEL PERFECT PASSING
* FuD size multi-directional scrolling pitch with the players,
markings etc in correct proportion.
ST ACTION - The best game ever to grace the ST Highest accolade I can give.
AMIGA USER INT - The best computer game ever 97% THE ONE - Ultimate soccer simulation. 96% THE ACE - Brilliant Buy, Buy. Buy 930.
AMIGA FORMAT - Best footy game to have appeared on any machine 945 ST FORMAT - What a game! Gem to play Magic 90% C fk VG - Championship winning material. 95% GAMES MACHINE - Probably the best sports game ever. 92% COMMODORE USER - No other footie game can touch it 90% AMIGA ACTION - Surpasses all other football games 93% POPULAR COMPUTING WEEKLY - Nothing short of brilliant.
NEW COMPUTER EXPRESS - Computer football event of the year.
* 1 to 4 players option (Amiga and ST only)
* 2 players TEAM option against the computer or 2 other players.
Hundreds of players each with a unique combination of attributes (stamina, pace, etc.) and skills (passing, shooting, tackling, etc.)
* Instinctive Kick Ofifjoystick controls to drtbble, pass, shoot,
head or chip the ball and do sliding tackles.
* Set piece. FREE KICKS including dummies and the ability to dip
the ball or bend the ball round a defensive wall.
* 9 types of comer kicks with full control of shot power. Long
and short throw ins.
* Team selection from a squad of 16 with substitution and a
choice of tactics.
AMIGA & ST £19.99 EXP. AMIGA £24.99 IBM (AT & XT Turbo. EGA & VGA) £24.99 CBM 64 - SPECTRUM - AMSTRAD £9.99. £14.99
* League and cup competitions with Extra Time, Injury Time and
sudden death penalty shoot outs.
* Facility to view, edit and save the Action Replays and create a
Golden Shots disc.(ExcL IBM & CBM 64)
* Facility to load Player Manager teams and tactics for a single
or league game.
* Red and yellow cards. 16 different referees, iqjury time and a
host of features to create an atmosphere for a game whic h is
real fun to play.
An International class player takes charge of a third division club as Player Manager. His brief is simple
- Bring Back The Glory Days.
His success depends on his playing skills on the pitch and managerial skills in devising winning tactics, aquiring the right players from the transfer market and building a team worthy of the highest honours.
• Unique facility to design and implement your own tactics.
• Over 1000 individual players, each with a unique combination of
attributes and skills.
* A lively transfer market. Haggle for the best deal.
* 4 division league and a cup tournament wtth sudden death
penalty shoot out.
The Player Manager brings the every day realities of a manager's life, his talents as a manager and a player, his triumphs and his failures into a sharp FOCUS.
ST. ACTION A stroke of pure genius.
THE ONE - An exceptional football management simulation. Astounding depth. Most involved, rewarding and playable THE ACE - Successfully blends challenging soccer management with frantic end to end arcade action 920 NEW COMPUTER EXPRESS - The sheer depth is incredible A definitive management game COMMODORE USER - Ai last a management'game that requires true management skfik - a winner. 94% AMIGA - ST £19.99 ST FORMAT - BnllianL 93% AMIGA FORMAT Enthralng and addictive. 93% ZZAP - Best football management game ever written. 92% A NEW D SOCCER £
- SUPERB TACTICAL GAMEPLAY THE FINAL WHISTLE Amiga - ST £12.99
(Rei. Nov.) Raises the skills required and gameplay of KICK OFF
2 to new heights.
:nsion in :ULATIONS Two extra kits.
Look at any player stats, (attributes and skill) before selecting squad.
Totally new comer kicks with full control of the power, height and trajectory of the biin.
Enhanced throw ins and penalty shots.
Provision to flick the ball in the air and do a blinding header or a spectacular overhead kick.
New two players team mode. Player 1 in position or nearest to the ball and player 2 in position or keeper.
Linesmen and referee on the pitch.
A new player attribute FLAIR. A player with a high level of flair will try a solo attempt at the goal.
4 new pitches - Wembley - Icy - Muddy - Non-League And Lot's More WINNING TACTICS (£6.99 - Rei Nov) - A collection of tactics for use in Player Manager or K02 with full explanations RETURN TO EUROPE (£9.99 - Rei Dec) - Three European cup competitions. UEFA cup - European Cup - Cup Winners Cup.
GIANTS OF EUROPE (ReL 1991) Best teams of Europe on one disc.
Draft specifications. Subject to changes without notice ANCO SOFTWARE, UNIT 10. BURNHAM TRADING ESTATE, LAWSON ROAD. DARTFOPD. KENT.
TELEPHONE No-. 0322 92513 18 FAX No: 0322 93422 GAMEBUSTERS YOLANDA COVERDISK DEMO It looks like there are one or two people out there who have a soft spot for this frustrating platform game, so we've got some tips for the little demo piece we featured on the Coverdisk. Much needed they are, too!
LABOUR ONE Walk left and jump onto the platform on the left-hand side, then jump onto the rope. Climb to the top of the rope and jump onto the platform, then onto the next two ropes. Jump to the right, so that the platform you land on disappears. Just as you touch the next platform, press fire. The platform will now vanish and if you were quick enough on the fire button you should jump.
Repeat the steps for the next platform and a new platform should appear under you as you begin to fall. Walk right along this platform and jump off the end to the small rope. Jump to the big rope, climb up and jump for the doors. Phew, that’s tricky!
LABOUR TWO Walk along to the right and jump up to the long rope. Climb to the top of the rope and jump along to the row of small ropes, continuing to jump along the row until you reach the end. Drop onto the platform below, which will disappear, but don’t worry - a new platform will appear to break your fall.
Walk off to the right so that you fall down. As soon as you touch the platform it will disappear, so do a quick diagonal jump to the left to reach the doors.
LABOUR THREE At the start of the level jump up onto the long rope and climb to the top. Jump along the row of ropes to your right and stop on the one above the end of the bottom platform. Fall onto this platform, timing it so that you miss the creature that walks up and down.
As soon as you land, jump diagonally to the left onto the rope next to the doors. Now all you have to do is jump into the exit.
LABOUR FOUR Jump to the platform on the left, where there is a moving creature, then onto the small rope. Now you have to time your next jump so that when you leap diagonally to the left, you land just to the left of the moving creature.
Quickly jump to the long rope and climb to the top, then jump along the ropes to the middle platform. Next, jump to the ropes on the right until you are above the bottom platform. Now just fall off and walk in through the doors.
LABOUR FIVE A simple one this. Just walk right, off the platform, to drop next to the exit, then hit the doors.
LABOUR SIX Jump over all the creatures so that you get to the end of the platform, then jump down to the platform to the lower right. Jump diagonally left onto the platform under the one you started on.
Walk left until you fall off the end onto the platform below, then jump onto the ropes and make your way towards the doors. When you reach the end of the platform jump for the middle section, then onto the platform on the right.
Now all you have to do is jump for the doors.
LABOUR SEVEN This is one of those deceptive screens with loads of invisible platforms, so extra care is needed.
Jump onto the small rope above the platform by jumping diagonally to the right, then jump right again, off the rope. You will now be falling down towards the flames, but a platform will appear just before you hit them. Walk towards the right and jump diagonally off the end onto another platform which will appear.
Repeat this process until you are over on the far right of the screen. Jump up so that another platform appears, then do a diagonal left jump to land on another magically appearing platform.
Walk off the left of the platform to land on another invisible floor, then jump for the doors.
LABOUR EIGHT Jump onto the first platform from the left, then go right and jump onto the first platform on the right.
Now jump to the platform to the left and keep going left until you get to the top.
Jump up onto the rope, then continue right, jumping from rope to rope until you reach the top- right platform. Now you can make your way to the doors.
LABOUR NINE There are two quick ways of doing this, but it’s incredibly tricky.
1. Walk to the right off the end of the platform JUST as the
flying creature is going down past the platform you are
standing on, then hit the doors.
2. Jump off the platform towards the right and once in the air
pull the joystick left. You should fall to the left and land
on the doors to finish the screen.
LABOUR TEN Jump up straight away to avoid the fireball that flies in from the right, then fall off the rlght-ffbnd side of the platform to land on the one below. Jump across to the right, avoiding the fireballs, until you reach the last platform. Watch the timing of the fireballs, then jump straight up. A series of platforms will appear until you reach the top, then jump for the doors.
LABOUR ELEVEN Jump onto the platform which is just to the right of where you are standing, then (this is the tricky bit) jump so that you land between the two creatures. Jump to the right over the creature, then quickly jump right again. If you are too slow, then the flying creature will kill you.
Jump over the two creatures on the platform, then jump for the long rope. Once on the rope, climb up so that you can jump onto the next platform,' but wait until the creature is moving away from you before you do so. When ready, jump onto the platform, then straight away jump for the doors.
Simon Hadley, Nuneaton, Warwickshire Fleetway Publications 1989 90 Virgin Maatertromc 1990 '• ¦ --ulTW- VraxHv SMVOHMK**" mph COMPUTER SPECIALIST 10 Chandlers Court, Eaton, Norwich NR4 6EY Telephone: Norwich (0603) 503382 DISKS!
DISKS!
DISKS! DISKS!
10 3.5” Disks .... £6.75 10 5.25" Disks .. .....£3.80 25 3.5" Disks ... 50 3.5" Disks... ..£15.00 ..£28.00 25 5.25" Disks . 50 5.25" Disks . £9.00 ...£17.00 100 3.5" Disks .... ..£54.00 100 5.25" Disks . ...£32.00 80 Capacity Boxes ...... £6.50 100 Capacity Boxes . .....£6.50 ALL DISKS COME WITH 2 FOR 1 LIFETIME
GUARANTEE: 3.5" MADE BY SONY CALL FOR PRODUCTS NOT LISTED WE CAN OBTAIN ANYTHING WITHIN 48 HOURS ST PD CATALOGUE DISK £1.00 GAMES RRP MPH £19.99 £14.50 ATARI LYNX NOW ONLY £157.99 LYNX GAMES RRP MPH £29.99 £22.00 £34.99 £25.50 £24.99 £18.50 MOST RELEASED GAMES IN STOCK NEW GAMES SENT ON DAY OF RELEASE AMIGA 500 MAMMOTH 7 MEG UPGRADE LATEST DESIGN INCORPORATES 'CHIPMEN' OPTION AT NO EXTRA COST!
§ Increases computer memory from normal' ? Megabyte to 1 megabyte § Includes disable switch incorporates high quality silver coated pin connector
• 16 bit technology
• Fit in minutes i Direct replacement of Commodore A501 expansion
I Includes “CHIPMEM OPTION" - Phone for details 0 12 month
warranty In stock now!
Price includes VAT and post and packing Tel: 0582 491949 Send order with payment to: WTS ELECTRONICS LTD, Chaul End Lane, Luton, Beds LU4 8EZ mu nil Bools Barker has had a had day. Stranded in the heart of darkest Congo, he is hounded on all sides by wild animals, natives, jungle gods and the malevolent Witch Doctor Perhaps things will improve when night falls' "Voodoo Nightmare is huge, it will keep you occupied for ages. Well worth the money ." "Superb ... check it out!" Amiga Action. AA awarded "Its enormous." "Really addictive ... you'll find vourself playing it weekend alter weekend
until you've finished." C A VC. C * VC Hit "Exquisite graphics ... a plethora of thoughtful touches." "Voodoo Nightmare is a cracker!" The One "Spellbinding graphics will entrance all gamers for ages." Cl1 Amiga. Vrrrnfir This huge isometric if) arcade adventure contains some of the most cute and colourful graphics you will ever see Instantly Playable with simple controls, the game will take you months to complete Explore the five underground temples, battle through a vast expanse of jungle, buy exotic items at the native shops, gamble your prizes away at the casino, embark on secret mis
sions and that's not even mentioning the legendary Pan II Voodoo Nightmare: It’s a jungle out there!
QUALITY STEREO SOUND The SOUNDBLASTER is a 5 watt per channel stereo amplifier that comes complete with high quality 50 watt 3 way speakers, power supply and leads and instructions to allow it to be quickly & easily connected to your computer.
The SOUNDBLASTER adds an extra dimension to your games, imagine super stereo sound effects, crystal clear samples and terrific tunes.
The SOUNDBLASTER makes your games come to life, increasing playability and giving greater lasting appeal.
FREE pair off stereo HEADPHONES with every SOUNDBLASTER!!!
ORDER YOURS NOW VISA VISA FOR CREDIT CARD ORDERS, TELEPHONE: 061 228 1831. ACCESS VISA.
PLEASE SEND ME A SOUNDBLASTER FOR MY ..... COMPUTER I ENCLOSE A CHEQUE FOR £52.99 OR CREDIT MY ACCESS BARCLAYCARD No.
NAME .. ADDRESS POSTCODE SIREN SOFTWARE, 84-86 PRINCESS STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 6NG, ENGLAND. TELEPHONE: 061 228 1831 GAMEBUSTERS This game caused a lot of consternation when it was originally released, ooh, ages back, since a lot of people took a huge dislike to it because it was too hard. Well, it's about time I threw my golden penny's worth into the sewer with some interesting tips to make it a little less traumatic.
FEDERATION OF FREE TRADERS One thing that could cause big problems for would-be traders is buying up stock that you can't shift. Here is a list of things to steer clear of:
• Simple Manuals
• Arcturan In-Flight Space Jackets
• Class 4 Missiles
• Watches (you can't even shift them on the street corner, me old
china)
• Starport Blasters
• Sirius Cybernetics GPP Robots
• Exotic Space Lingerie (oo-er!)
• Sub-Etha Chronographs As always, the things that won’t shift
are balanced out by things that fly out like snot off a hot
buttered shovel. These include: very useful tool for Galactic
Hitch-Hikers)
• Sens-o-tape copies of Playbeing (phwoar!)
• Arcturan Mega-Gin
• The Book (and we all know which book, but don't panic!)
• Algolian Cigars (very hard to come by)
• Qualactin Hypermint Extract (yumj
• Algolian Claret (very hard to come by)
• Bath Towels (a really hoopy frood always knows where his towel
is) For some pretty nifty trading, whack into communications
mode by pressing FI, then get a ship to pass the sights, press
F8 and enter the net as usual. Now press T followed by Return.
WINNERS This month's prizes should go out properly this month. There were a few problems recently, due to the fact I was deeply involved in a major car crash and so had other things on my mind... like my back! And nasty phone calls DON’T help! Still, the winners of this month's vouchers are S Czoka for the Beast 0 solution, Ben Cowdall for his big list of tips and Monty Python and Alan Hunt No, not thanks to Ben for Monty Python and Alan Hunt, Alan Hunt wins the third voucher!
Now that’s sorted out, I can ask you to send in your best tips. Er... send in your best tips, please! If you've got something decent for goodness' sake get it in an envelope and post it to GAMEBUSTERS, Amiga Format. 30 Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2BW.
Now instead of chatting to the alien as usual, just keep hitting return until he replies. When he does, he might have something to sell or otherwise will ask you if you have anything to trade. If he just ignores you and logs off, just get into the net again and repeat the process until he loosens up.
This provides you with an easy way to trade on the Black Market, as you don't have to work out anything to type in.
Alan Hunt, Norwich, Norfolk You know how it is. You're just about to dump off that last piece of litter, your skateboard hits a bump and you've had it. What?
That doesn't happen to you? You're obviously not playing Skidz. Then.
Start the game, hold down fire and the Alt key. While doing that, press C to gam extra energy or M to skip a level. Dead easy, that! Where’s me wheels... Ben Cowdall, Cirencester, Gloucestershire If you are playing Skidz and finding it difficult going, then just PROMPT DELIVERY 85a MANSFIELD RD, DAYBROOK, NOTTINGHAM, NG5 6BH._ COMPUTER HARDWARE AMIGA PACKS inc. Modulator Workbench The Very First Extras Amiga Basic.
Flight of Fantasy Pack £349.00 Screen Gems Pack ..£349.00 Class of the 90 s Pack £499.00 First Steps Pack ..£499.00 Amiga 2000 please ring for best prices Amiga 3000 please ring for best prices NEO-GEO Please ring for best discounts on hardware and software - the very best games machine in the world today!
SEGA MEGADRIVE Megadrive ....£149.00 Software all at discounted prices, please ring for details.
PRINTERS Star LC10 .....£156.00 Star LC10 colour .£197.50 Star LC24-10 £235.00 Commodore MPS 1230 ...£140.00 MONITORS Atari SM124 high res monitor .£140.00 Philips S8833 .....£255.00 SOFTWARE We carry an extensive range of software for all machines, all at discount prices - at least 25% off RRP.
For latest releases for example: Our RRP Price Badlands ...£24.99..£18.50 Cadaver £24.99..£18.50 European Super League.£19.99..£15.50 FI9 Stealth Fighter £29.95.£22.95 £24.99..£18.50 £24.99..£18.50 £24.99..£18.50 £19.99 £15.50 £24.99.£18.50 £24.99. £18.50 £19.99..£15.50 £24.99.£18.50 Gremlins II .... Indie 500 ..... Lotus Turbo Esprit New York Warriors Night Breed .. Paradroid 90 .. Spy Who Loved Me.
Voodoo Nightmare .
ORDER BY PHONE OR FAX (0602)673674 or (0602)673672 Order by cheque made payable to Computertab Delivery - Please add £6.50 courier delivery tor orders over £100 Add £2 00 p&p for orders under £100 ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT 24 HOUR ORDERLINE TELEPHONE: NOTTM.
(0602)673674 673672 PUBLIC DOMAIN DISKS We have an extensive range of public domain and shareware programs. Please ring for details of our Amiga and Atari libraries.
SEVEN DISK SPECIALS ONLY £10.95 AMIGA DEMO PACK 4 All of the best latest demos. Pack changes all the time but never has same demo twice.
AMIGA BUSINESS PACK Spreadsheet. Wordprocessor, Database, Journal, N A G . Inventory.
AMIGA UTILITY PACK 2 • Virus killers. Copiers, Disk Managers. Rippers, Bootcopiers. Plus loads more.
C compilers. Assemblers. Source Codes.
Pascal, LISP. C manual.
AMIGA PROGRAMMERS PACK BLANK DISKS
3. 5' QUALITY DISKS £12.00 FOR 30 FULLY GUARANTEED DSDD 100%
CERTIFIED SONY BRANDED 10 FOR £7.99 MUSIC PROGRAMS PERIPHERALS
Amiga 1 2 meg upgrade .£35.00 Amiga Second
Drive .£65.00 Naksha
Mouse .....£33.50 Linnet
Modem ....£145.00 Linnet 1200
Modem ......£212.00 A590 20 MB Hard Drive .£365.00
Please enquire for the latest prices on Ram upgrades lor the
A590 Hardware Virus Protector .£14.95
R. R.P OUR PRICE Music X .£199.00 ....£148.50
Music X Junior......£79.99 .£63.50 Pro
24 ..Please enquire KCS 3.0 Dr T.....£299.00.
Please enquire Master Tracks Pro £289.00. Please enquire
TFMX .£44.95 .£39.50 3 Y
BENCHMARK DISKS AND BOX OFFER 50 Cap Box......£10.95 50 Cap
Box £18 95 50 Cap Box £23 95 50 Cap Box £28 95 50 Cap Box £33
95 100 Cap. Box ....£19.95 100 Cap Box £29 95 100 Cap Box £34
95 100 Cap Box £44 95
• 100 Cap Box £55.95 £5 25 £650 ....£3.50 £10.00 ..£1500 DISK
BOXES BOTH ABOVE INC LOCK & DIVIDERS 3 5‘50 CAPACITY 3 5‘ 100
CAPACITY CO BENCHMARK DISKS DS DD 135TPI 25
£15.95 50
....£27.95
100. ..£49.95
200. . .. £92.95
400. .£177.95 Inc.
Labels SEE US AT THE 6-S DECEMBER 1990 WEMBLEY CONFERENCE
CENTRE STAND No. G10A UNBRANDED DS DD 135 TPI All disks 100%
cert. & guaranteed
100. ....£35.00
200. ..£68.00
400. .£128.00
600. .£180.00
800. .£370.00
1000. £295.00 Inc. Labels DATA SWITCHES
AND CABLES 2 way 36 pin Cent £14 50 2 way 25 pm D-Type £12
50 X Over 36 pm Cent £19 22 X Over 25 pm D-Type £18 22 All
lines switched Amiga Printer Cable 2 mtr £7 25 36-36 Cent
nvm 2 mtr £8.25 25-25 D-Type m m 2 mtr £7.25 All lines
connected MANOR COURT SUPPLIES LTD would like to wish all
our customers a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a PROSPEROUS NEW
YEAR 100 3 5- LABELS... 500 3 5- LABELS 1000 3 5" LABELS.
EXTRA LABELS 3.5"
3. 5‘ 10 CAPACITY LIBRARY CASE IN PACKS OF 5 ...£4
75
3. 5- 10 CAPACITY WALLET CASE IN PACKS OF 5
.£4.75 NEW
3. 5" 240 CAPACITY STACKABLE DRAW DISK BOX INC. LOCK ONLY £17.99
c s MICE Replacement Mouse for Amiga .....£19.99 Rigid Double
Sided Mouse Pad ......£4.50 Mouse Pocket...... £2 50 Rigid Pad
& Pocket together £6.00 ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT & P&P. UK
ORDERS ONLY Cheques and mmm vs Postal Orders to: P 1 24 HOUR
ORDERLINE 0597 87784 Manor Court Supplies Ltd OFFICE
9AM-5.30PM Mon-Fn Telephone: 0597 87792 Fax No: 0597 87416
Dept AF12, Glen Celyn House,Penybont, Llandrindod Wells,
Powys, LD1 5SY EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS WELCOME
• Advanced 32-bit design 0
• 32-bit Kickstart - Six times Faster •
• Three models - 16.67 20 25 Mhz 0 CPU 16.87 Mha Asynchronous
MC68020RC16 2 3 MIPS (8 MIPS peak) FPU 12 6 Mhr - SO Mhr
Asynchronous MC6888 IRC or MC68882RC RAM. 4 Megabytes ol 32-bit
nro-weit-state 256 4 80ns ORAMs SHADOW ROM Move your **kMect
into 32 bit SUPER FAST RAM SOFTWARE 68000 Fallback mode lor
100% software compatibility HARDWARE 100% compatible wtb Anuge
50CV2000 and add-on cards INTERFACE- Plugs into 68000 processor
socket inside your Amiga 68881 - £99 I Mb RAM - £69 £399 (INC
VAT & DEUVFIC1 ) BASIC MODEL - 68020 ( 16 Mhz ) + I Mb RAM
Solid State Leisure Limited BO FlNCOQN ROAD. IRTHLINQBQRQUQH,
NORTHANTS N N 9 5TZ. TELEPHONC! (0933) 650677 INTERNATIONAL: +
44 933 650677 MICROSMART Titles marked ' are not yet available
and will be sent on day ot release. Please state make and model
ot computer when ordering P&P Inc. UK on orders over £5.
Less than £5 and Europe add £1 per item. Elsewhere please add £2 per item tor airmail. These otters are available mail order only.
Tel orders: 0908 564369 (24 hrs) ? BLOOD MONEY + INFESTATION PACK £14.99 * * AMIGA 512K RAM + CLOCK £44.99! * SHADOW OF THE BEAST II £24.99 GAME AMIGA GAME AMIGA 1 2 Meg Upgrade with clock 49 99 Fooballer Of The Year 2 ..1399 Addidas Football 16 99 Full Metal Pianete . .1699 688 Attack Sub 1699 Fun School 2 (6-8) ... .11 99 AMOS 32 99 Fun School 2 (over 8) .11 99 Anarchy 1399 Fun School 2 (under 6) .11 99 Assault on Alcatraz* 16 99 Future Wars 1699 Austeriitz 16 99 Ghostbusters 2 1699 BAT* 16 99 Ghosts ana Goblins 1399 Back To The Future 2* 16 99 Ghouls ana Ghosts 1699 Back To The
Future 3* 18 99 Golden Shoe* 1699 Balance ot Power 90 1699 Grand Prix Circuit 1699 Bards Taie 2 16 99 Gravity 1699 Bards Taie 3* 1699 Gremlins 2* 1399 Batman The Mov»e 1699 Gunship 1499 Battle Of Britain 1699 Hard Dnvm 1399 Battiechess 1899 Heavy Metal 1699 Battle Command* 1699 Heroes* 1699 Battiemaster* 1699 Htgnway Patrol 2 1699 Beocn Volley 1699 HiltSfar 1699 Betrayal* 1999 Hounas Of Shadow 1699 Billy The kid* 1699 Impenum* 1699 &ade Warrior* 1699 impossamo*© 1399 Biooowych Data Disk 999 Indy Jones Action 1399 Bomber 21 99 may Jones Adventure 1699 Boxing Manoger 13 99 mrerpnase . .16 99 BSS
Jane Seymour* 1699 int Champ Wrestling 1699 Budokan 16 99 int Soccer Challenge* 1699 Cabal 1699 non Lord 16 99 Carrier Command 14 99 Italy 1990* 1699 Castle Master 1699 it Came From The Desert (1 Meg) . . .1799 Cavaaar* 1699 it Came From The Desert Data’
8. 99 Chase HQ 16 99 ivanhoe 1699 Chase HQ 2* 1699 Jack Nichlaus
Extra Courses
8. 99 Chuck Yeager* 1699 Jack Nichlaus Golt ..... . .16 99
Combo Racer 1399 Jack Nichlaus Unlimited Golf 19 99 Codename
Ice Man 1 Meg) 29 99 Jumping Jackson . 16 99 Colonels
Bequest (1 Meg) 29 99 K Quest 1. 2 3 .4 Hint Book 5 99
Commando War* 1899 keef The Thief ... . . .16 99
Conauesf Camelot (1 Meg) . . . 26 99 Kennedy Approach
.14 99 Conaueror 1899 Kick Oft ..... .....11 99
Continental Circus 1399 Kick Off 2 12 99 Corporation 1699 Kick
Off Extra Time .7 99 Crackdown 1699 Kid Gloves 1699 Crazy Cars
2 1499 Killing Game Show* 16 99 Cyberball 1399 Kind Words 2 34
99 Damocles 1699 Kings Quest 4 21 99 Dan Dare 3 1399 Kings
Quest Triple 26 99 Dark Century 16 99 Klaxx 1399 Days Ot
Thunder* 19 99 Knight Of The Crystatiion 21 99 Deluxe Music
Con Kit 69 99 Kult Hint Book 1499 Deluxe Paint 3 59 99
Leoderboard Birdie 1899 Deluxe Photoiab 59 99 leisure Suit
Larry 2 26 99 Deluxe Print 2 69 99 Leisure Suit Larry 3 26 99
Deluxe Production 89 99 Licence To Kill 1299 Deluxe Video 3 79
99 Life Ana Death* 1999 Dick Trocy* 16 99 Light Force 1699 Dr
Doom 1699 Lombard RAC Rally 1499 Drogons Lair 2 26 99 Loom
1699 Drogon Ninja 1599 lords Of Chaos* 1699 Dragon Spirit 1299
Lost Patrol 1899 Dragons Breath 21 99 Mognum 4 1699 Dragons
lair (1 Meg) 26 99 Manchester utd 1699 Dragons Of Fame 1699
Manhunter in New York 21 99 D'akken 21 99 Manhunter Hint Book
699 D ..ngeon Master 16 99 Manhunter in San Francisco 21 99
Dudgeon Master Editor 799 Manioc Mansion 1699 Dw-geon Master
Hint Book 999 Matrix Marauders* 1399 Dvnom te Debugger* 16 99
Microprose Soccer 1499 C ,~as*v Wars 16 99 M1 Tank Fhatoon* 21
99 Ed ’iO'' One...... 16 99 Midnight Resistance 1699 E:*e 14
99 Mia Winter 1999 Em:,' ~_ghes 13 99 Murder* 1699 Emiyr -
.ghes Quiz* 1399 New Zealand Story
16. 99 Esc ace ;,-.m Vobot Monste's 1399 Night breed* 1699 F-16
Comtxr Pilot 16 99 Ninja Spirit 1699 F-19 ?‘e3*" 1 ghier 19
99 Ninja Warriors
13. 99 F-29 Rea a*cf 1699 Nitro’
16. 99 Falcon . . ... 1999 Nohh and South . 16.99 Falcon. MissOh
D'Sk 1399 Off Road Racer* .13.99 Falcon. MiSO-n D-Sk 2* 1399
Operation Harrier*
16. 99 Farey *a*e Adventu'e 1399 Operation Stealth*
19. 99 Ferrari • 16 99 Oriental Games* 1699 Fighting Socce' 1699
Operation Harrier’ . .....16.99 Final Battle*
1699 Operation Thunderbolt .16 99 Fireball* 1699
Operation Wolf . .14.99 Fire And Forge’ 2' 1699 Pang* . .16
99 Fire And Brims! Or* ’ 1699 Paradrold 90* . .1699 Flight
Simulator 2 26 99 Paperboy . .12 99 Flight Of The intrude**
1999 Pipemama . 16 99 Fit Disk 7 or 11 1399 Pirates . .1599
Fit Disk European 1399 Player Manager . 1299 Fit Disk Japan
1399 Pioting* 1699 Football Director 2 1299 Police Quest 1699
Football Manager 2 G*ft fv ! 2 99 Police Quest 1. 2 Hint Book
699 Police Quest 2 Populous 16 99 16 99 16 99 1599 1699 1699
16 99 1699 16 99 1599 16 99 1399 1599 1699 1799 1899 1599
1499 699 1999 1699 24 99 24 99 1899 1299 1999 1399 1999 1399
16. 99 . 1699 1499 1699 34 99 1699 26 99 26 99 1399 1399 1699
1699 599 1499 16 99 1599 1399 1299 19 99 1399 16 99 599 24 99
1899 999 999 999 1699 1699 1699 1699 999 1699 1699 1699 1699
1699 1299 1399 1999 1699 1999 1999 1699 1699 1499 1599 I I 99
I I 99 1699 1899 1399 1399 1699 16 99 1699 1499 1699 1999
1399 1899 1699 1699 1699 Populous Promised Land Powerdrome
Powerdriff Powermonger* Precious Mefai Pro Tennts Tour
Rainbow islands Red Storm Rising Resolution 101 Rorkes Drift
Rick Dangerous Rick Dangerous 2* Risk Robocop Robocop 2*
Rocket Ranger 2 Roto** Run The Gauntlet RVF Honda S Quest 1
2. 3. Hint Book Secret Of Monkey Island* Shadow Warriors
Shodow Of The Beast Shadow Of The Beast 2 Sherman M4 Shinobi
Shoot em Up Con Kit Silkworm IV* Sim City Sim City Terrain .
Silkworm Skate or Die* ...... Sleeping Gods Lie Sly Spy* Sound Express Stereo Sampler Snowstrike* Space Ace Space Quest 3 .
Space Harrier 2 Spy Who Loved Me* Star Wars Trilogy Star Flight . .
Star Flight Hint Book Star Glider 2 Strider Stunt Car Racer Stun Runner* Subbuteo Supemacy* Supercars Swords Of Twilight Swords Of Twilight Hint Book Teenage Muntant Turtles Test Drive 2 Test Drive 2 California Chan Test Drive 2 Muscle Cars Test Drive 2 Supercors The Cycles The Jetsons The Plaque Theme Park Mystery* The Knstal The Plague Thunderstnke Time Machine Toki* Totoi Recall* Tracksuit Manager Tramed Assassin Triad Vol 3 Turbo Outrun TV Sports Baseball TV Sports Basketball Twin World UN Squadron* UMS UMS 2* UMS Scenario I . .
UMS Scenario 2...... Unreal* Untouchables Verminator Vortex . Walker*..... Warhead Waterloo.
Wayne Gretzky Hockey Wild Streets Wings* ..... Wings Of Fury* World Cup soccer 00* Xenomorph Xenon 2 Megaoiast Zombi MICROSMART MEGA DEALS!!
Half Meg Upgrades 5I2K Upgrade inc. clock with It Came From The Desert £54.99 5I2K Upgrade me clock with Gold Of The Realm £49 99 512K Upgrade me clock with Dragons Lair - £69 99 512K Upgrade inc clock with Spoce Ace - £69 99 5I2K Upgrade me clock with Dungeon Master £69 99 512K Upgrade me clock with Mannunter 2 - £69 99 Naksha Mouse inc mouse mat.
Mouse house and Deluxe Paint - £26.00 Contriver Replacement Mouse inc Deluxe Pamt • £19 .99 Quality Second Disk Drive £59.99 Bldnk Disks Sony Unbranded with idbels 69p Each KAO Unpranded with labels 60pEach
* AMIGA SPECIALS Blood Money
.1 Never Mind
. ...'
Infestation
.....
Chronoquest 1 '
Chronoquest 2 '
leaderboard ...
Rocket Ranaer 1
Marble Madness ...
Bards Tofe
I .....' TV
Sports Football ..1: Galaxy
Force .. _ , Brian Cloughs
Football . 4 F-16
Interceptor ....J
Eliminator ......
Fish .
Trivial Pursuits New Beginning ., Sami ond
Greavsie ..
Knstol .'
E mmonuelle .. Lords Of The Rising Sun ...... 1 Batman The Movie ------ ; Fernondez Must Die - Hunt For Red October .. Focland______________________________ * Pocmonlo _______ , Slorohder 2 Conflict In Europe ... Joon Of AlC .... Trivial Pursuit .... Nebulus Cybernotd . Hollywood Poker
Pro Gold Of The Reolm (1 Meg) Boal Menoce ... Balltstix Shadow Ot The Beasl .1 Loser Squad . Passing Shot 3 Stooges Tonfc Attoch Seven Gees Ot omooio Chomoers Ot Shoaiin Bloodwych interphose Gounttet 11 Spy v Spy Spy v Spy 2 ......
Spy v Spv 3 ...... Centrefold Squares .... Phobia .. Italia 90 . ISAS Combat . I Captain Blood ... I Barbarian Psygnosis Drum Studio . Sidewinder 2 . SOUND EXPRESS STEREO
SAMPLER C34.99 Mease send orders and cfceqoc PO Acccss Visa No. And expiry dale to: Microsmart, 195 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MKI1 1AT.
MAIL ORDER AMIGA MEGA DEALS!!! FREE HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION For two people Voucher with every Machine Purchase.
Resorts available are Florida, Majorca, Malta, and Southern Spain.
AMIGA A500 BAT GAMES PACK £399 inc VAT & next day courier BAT Games Pack Includes:
• Amiga A500 5J2K Keyboard with buit’m t Megabyte Disk Drive
• ree TV Modulator worth £24 99 allowing you to use the Amiga
with a normal IV
• DELUXE pAINT 11 GRAPHICS PACKAGE
• ;PEE only ;usf released BATMAN The MOVIE games software
• E ZEALAND STORY arcade games software
• : 16 INTERCEPTOR - ama mg 3D flight simulator software
• -REE JOYSTICK MOUSE MAT AND 10 BlANK DISKS
• 0 TREE games me Wizboii Buggy Bov Menace Barbar an
• AMIGA BASIC Amiga EXTRAS I 3 Workbench 1 3 PLUS the Am-go S'eo
by Step k j • An leads manuals Plus MOUSE and Momsp ug'_ FLIGHT
OF FANTASY PACK A500 £369 Inc VAT and Next day courier
Includes:
* F29 Retaliator * Modulator
* Rainbow Islands * Power Supply Unit
* Deluxe Paint II * Work Bench 1.3
* Escape From The Planet * Amiga Basic
* Of The Robot Monsters * Mouse MICROSMART SOUND & VISION A500
PACK £399 INCLUDING: Amiga A500 512K keyboard with 1 Megabyte
disk drive. Free TV modulator worth £24.99 allowing you to use
the AMIGA with a normal TV. Deluxe Paint II graphics package.
Fantavision - animation package Sound Express - state of the
art stereo sampling, includes free software and hardware.
Batman The Movie - games software.
New Zealand Story - arcade games software. F-16 Interceptor - amazing flight simulator. Free joystick mouse mat.
And 10 blank disks. Amiga Basic. Amiga extras. Workbench 1.3, plus Amiga Step By Step tutorial All leads and manuals plus mouse and mains plug. Plus 5 FREE games FEATURES:
* Amiga A500 - TV Modulator
* Midi Interface - Software
* Kind Words 11 word processor
* Page Setter DTP
* Super Base Personal Database_ r Yaxpian 500 Spreadsheet r
A- iga Logo BBC Emulator De‘uxe Pamt ii r Vo-.se Mar 10 Blank
Disks a" a a-sk wallet ACCESSORIES AMIGA A500 CLASS OF THE
1990'S BUSINESS + EDUCATIONAL PACK £499 inc VAT & next day
courier Quickshot II TurPo Joysfic* 999 9 99 12 99 999 .3.99
19. 99 Quickshot ill Turbo Joystick Competition PRO Extra
Joystick .. Speed King Autofire Joystick Mouse Mats
... Contriver Replacement Mouse
... (Inc Deluxe Paint, Mouse
Mot & Mouse House) Moksha Upgraae
Mouse ... 26
00 (inc Deluxe Paint, Mouse House. Mouse Mat) Half Meg
Upgrade me clock
44.99 Disk Boxes 3 5' holds
40 ...6.99
Disk Boxes 3 5' holds 80 8.99 MONITORS Commodore Amiga A1084
Stereo Monitor nc lead ...
£269.00 Phillips CM8833 stereo colour monitor inc lead
• or ST or Amiga .. £259.00 AMIGA 1 MEG
BAT GAME PACK £499 Inc VAT and next day courier Meg Bat Games
Pack Includes Fitted I Megabyte Memory Expansion + Real Time
lock Card Everything listed for the A500 Bat Game Pack DRAGONS
LAIR l MEG MEGAGAME1 PRINTERS Star LC24 1024 Pin inci leaa
ST Amiga Star LC10 including lead for ST Amiga Star LC10 colour
including mferfdce lead for SI Amiga 249 00
169 00 21900 MICROSMART + A500 PSYGNOSIS PROMOTIONAL PACK
£419.00 Blood Money. Infestation. Menace. Baal. Chronoquest,
Never Mind+ everything in the A500 Batgames Pack.
MICROSMART, 195 HIGH STREET, STONY STRATFORD, MILTON KEYNES, MK11 1AT MICROSMART 24 HR HOTLINE 0908 564369 TITLE COMP PRICE TOTAL COST £: YES NC? | I Have you ordered from us before?
Nc e ... ..... I Address .... | I Tel No EARTH. 22nd century.
You are about to embark on an exciting and dangerous adventure. The Bureau of Astral .Troubleshooters has selected you as their special agent.
Your mission : to find and destroy Vrangor.
The evil geimis who is threatening the people of the |ftnet Selenia.
f i H rjkja i BIT 14* m COMPUTER S DREAM ' UBI SOFT UK Saddlers House 100 Reading Road SURREY GU17 7RX Tel. X0252) 860 299 I f you've never played a game which uses more than one floppy, you may be blissfully ignorant of the tiresome process of disk swapping: that is, having to change disks mid-way through a game. Sierra Online are notorious for the amount of disks needed to play just one game, but they're not the only ones. Multi-disk packages simply contain more game, so they will become increasingly common.
There’s more to extra storage than extra floppy drives to play bigger games. If you use your computer for serious purposes (like art and design, word processing, number-crunching or a million and one other things that are not playing games) then you need lots of storage available at once to get the most out of the system, rather than spending years swapping disks. In other words, a hard drive.
I Hard drives seem like expensive luxuries to many people. They cost hundreds of pounds at a time and they represent some of the most fragile computer peripherals around.
You have to treat them with a lot of care, or else they go wrong.
What are they exactly? A hard drive is a similar concept to a floppy, except that the disk part of it is sealed into the drive mechanism. The tolerances and manufacturing quality are amazing and, as a result, even a small hard drive can store 20 Megabytes of information, data or programs. A big one can manage up to 100, 200 or even 300 Meg of files. A floppy holds only 880K.
You can also plug in RAM chips to give your Amiga extra memory, so a hard drive doesn’t just give you more storage: it can also give you more memory. Don’t get muddled up, here: the RAM expansion is just like any other part of computer memory - if you switch the computer off, anything in the extra memory is lost. All data on the hard drive is remembered, though, because it’s magnetically stored, right there on the disk.
For those who want the ultimate disk, optical drives are now becoming available. These are, at the present time, horrendously expensive (£3500 plus). They are similar to CD music players, except that they can record onto the Compact Discs as well.
Usually, you can take the disk out and put another one in - just the same as a floppy drive. How much can you store at once? Up to 600 Meg per disk is the usual muddled figure.
A500 IMPACT II Great Valley Products Inc Imported by Power Computing A500 only ¦ C499 for 20 Meg 45 and 80 Meg also available This unit is just entering production, so it should be available very soon.
The original GVP Impact has been TESTBENCH Hard Disk Drives Still using your Amiga with just the one floppy disk drive?
PAT MCDONALD politely suggests that you should get more storage space and checks out the options.
Around for quite some time now, but this new unit is a big improvement.
The casing now makes it look like part of your computer rather than just being an unpleasant metal box glued on at the side. There's a switch on the front so that you can select boot from hard drive or boot from DFO: (the internal floppy drive). You can fit up to 8 Meg of RAM to it, which makes it expandable enough. The Impact II comes with a power supply, so it won’t overload the computer’s.
Impact II also supports SCSI, one of the industry standards for connecting hard drives and other expensive devices. You can ‘daisy-chain’ SCSI devices together - this drive features a custom-made SCSI interface from GVP, called the DPRC (Dual- Port RAM Controller). In addition to the internal drive up to seven more drives can be connected in a daisy-chain.
The GVP A500 Impact II is a real chip off the old block, styled to fit with the Amiga.
So far, this is all fairly standard stuff: but one new article included in this device is something called the GVP MimSlot. Exactly what this does is anybody's guess. The Impact II series (see the hard card review elsewhere on these pages.
2000 owners!) Are the only devices currently available to have it so well just have to wait and see what GVP have got up their corporate sleeve - a transputer interface? A digitiser? Well just have to wait and see.
Small Computer System Interface. In theory, it's a way of connecting eight totally unrelated pieces of computer hardware together, so long as they all have SCSI interlaces.
Practically all Amiga hard drives use SCSI, rather than the PC ST506 format (sometimes called AT format). That's why they cost more - SCSI is much more flexible. You can connect more than just hard drives to your Amiga with a SCSI Interface. And when you buy a hard drive, you always get a SCSI interface.
All very well In theory. The problem is that to use some ot the wondrous SCSI technology (things like real-time frame grabbers, laser printers, scanners - all sorts of junk) then you must have some sort ot driving software on your Amiga. This is a little bit thin on the ground at present, but I daresay people will be developing new toys to connect to SCSI In 50 years time. In the long term, then, SCSI is the way to go.
To sum up, the Impact II is the latest in A500 hard drives. It has the exterior style to make it look like part of your system, together with enough expandability to suit most people.
Prepping (preparing the disk for use) and formatting are not tricky with the supplied software on floppy (Faast Prep) and the manual just about copes - most people will find it too technical. Otherwise a good buy.
THE DISC COMPANY Make The Amiga Work For You!
WordProcessor. Database and Spreadsheet all in one package, for one low price.
KINDWORDS 2.0 Word Processor
• Powerful and Easy to Learn and Use
• Color Graphics with Text
• High Quality Printing MAXIPLAN PLUS Spreadsheet
• Spreadsheet Analysis
• Business Graphics including Charts
• Lotus 1-2-3 Capability I N F O F I L E Database
• Graphic Storage and Retrieval
• Flexible Database Structure
• Powerful “Forms" Capabilities THE DISC COMPANY - 60 RUE DE
MARCEL DASSAULT, BOULOGNE 921 00 FRANCE, PHONE:
33-1-49-10-99-95 A2000 HARD DISK CARD - SERIES II Great Valley
Products Inc Imported by Power Computing
* 2000 only ¦ £399 with Sony 40 Meg (on special offer for limited
period only) C499 with Quantum 40 Meg 100 and 200 Meg versions
plus extra RAM also available This is the sort of kit to aim
for if you want a hard disk for your A2000 - or even several
hard disks! It shares many of the features of the Impact II for
the A500, with one important exception - the software to drive
the whole kit is on ROM (stored on a chip) , which means that
you don’t need to use floppy software to customise the thing
all the time.
It comes in two versions - one with the ability to mount up to 8 Meg of RAM, the other without. Each comes fitted with a 3.5-inch hard drive on the card - which makes it a bit on the large side. I’m not quite sure if it will fit inside the A3000. It almost certainly will, though.
The manual is of the same slightly daunting complexity as the A500 version. It’s very helpful if you want to get stuck in to the system using the CLI, but first-time users will find it a bit of a slog.
Mind you, the software makes up for' it to a large extent. Faast Prep is blessed with many automatic functions, leaving the manual-delving for those who wish to connect the latest in CD technology to be done at a later date. You can also use the manual to look up all the features. If you are lucky enough to have a PC Bridgeboard, then you can configure the system to boot up to PC emulation without too much hassle.
Or a Mac system, for that matter.
All things considered, this board is excellent. It features the same SCSI ability as the A500 version, and can be adapted to fit your needs as you upgrade your system to the stratospheric limit possible on the Amiga.
Well done, GVP.
5. 25-INCH OPTICAL REWRITEABLE DRIVE Great Valley Products Inc
Imported by Power Computing ¦ £3299 for 600 Meg (with one
compact disc only) ¦ Extra discs £239 ¦ SCSI only (GVP Hard
Card 2 recommended) Assuming that you have some kind of SCSI
interface and want to possess the ultimate in storage systems,
this is the product to examine. It doesn’t look at all
impressive - just a big, heavy grey box with a couple of leads
and a power socket - but that’s because it’s a SCSI drive and
needs to be connected to your Amiga with a SCSI interface.
You'll also need some pretty impressive formatting software before you can do anything - the latest version of Faast Prep from GVP can easily cope, but so can most other SCSI driver software with some tweaking.
The idea is really simple. It behaves much like a floppy drive, except that you can store up to 600 Meg on just one of the discs. Each of the rewriteable Cds costs £239 and they are easily damaged, so don't buy one of these unless you’re willing to see the system is treated with the respect it needs.
A few other words of warning.
The thing is apparently supplied without a manual, but connecting it is a matter of plugging it in to your SCSI controller. It is covered by COCOM and is labelled accordingly, which means that you'll be in lots of trouble if you ‘lend’ it to the Russian Embassy or similar people.
It's good news for people with big imaginations and applications, but I can't really see it becoming common as muck this side of the 21st century.
ADSCSI 2000 ICD Inc Imported by Third Coast A2000 only ¦ £349.99 for 22 Meg 32, SO, 65, 85, 106 and 330 Meg also available This is an alternative to the GVP Hard Card. It's similar in many ways and different only in terms of the software needed to get it working and the interfacing system. Advantage use AdPrep to make their product behave, again supplied on ROM.
The big difference is in the interface (surprise surprise, it’s a SCSI unit). ICD have gone for raw performance and the ADSCSI can outrun any other SCSI unit around in terms of getting the data to and from the hard disk and the the computer.
If you have an accelerated Amiga with some 32- bit memory, then the transfer rate doubles again. All this raw speed gives the product a vital edge in terms of performance.
There’s not really a lot to be said apart from that. The manual goes in for a more useable mix of technical data and help than do those of the GVP efforts, but the difference between the units is essentially very slight - except that you can’t plug extra memory into an ADSCSI. If you want maximum speed and are not too bothered about the possibility of connecting several drives or devices, then this is the one to go for.
ERRATA I'd just like to apologise to TriLogic tor getting their name and address wrong, along with the price ot their 0.5 Meg RAM expansion board tor the A500. They can be contacted at Unit 1, 253 New Works Road, Bradtord, BD12 OOP - 0274 691115. The price ot their expansion was recently dropped to £34.99 without a clock, £39.99 with a clock. And it comes in an anti-static bag to avoid damage to the onboard CMOS chips. End ot grovelling.
(an you moke it through 100 levels of joystick wrenching oction os you attempt to avoid and destroy a screenful of CU AMIGA: "Furiously addklive.. highly entertaining original gome that will hove you returning to it time and time again."
One of the most compulsive pieces of computet entertainment you ore ever likely to encounter... sound is • impressive... ONCE PLAYED FOREVER ENGAGED!” Overall score: 91% Featuring SNAP's top ten smash hit as the backing sound track - Ooops Up will have you hooked the moment you play and won't let go!
(U Screenstar: 85% Here is what a couple of the magazines had to say: © 1990 Demonware Softwarehous Gmbh. All rights reserved.
To order any of these gam please call or write to: .
The Softwore Business limited, ’ • Brooklands.Jiew Rood, Available now on Amiga - £24.95. Coming soon for all other computer St Ivej, Huntingdon,
* Cambridgeshire, PI174BG.
Tel 0480496497 Fax: 0480 495605 Access and Visa accepted.
Take a journey to o mystical land where Arch Mages battle lor supremacy ol 0 magical new worlds - battle to become the LORDS OF CHAOS.
Produced by the designers ol Laser Squad, Mythos Gomes hove packed excitement and strategy into a game bursting with features: 1 - 4 players con bottle against each other or highly intelligent computer opponents, make potions, cost up to 45 different spells, YS "Megagame", Amstrod Action "RAVE" collect treasure and light mystical Commodore Format "CORKER", creatures in this multi-level odventure. Available on: Spectrum, Amstrod, C64 Cnss £9.95, Disk £14.95. Coming soon on ST, Amiga and PC - £19.95 - ST, £24.95 Amiga PC.
BOMBER An outstanding playable shool-em-up Ziriax will have you battling your way through 4 gigantic levels ol non-stop action. Parallax scrolling, hundreds ol sprites, superb music and effects ¦ joystick disintegrating oction!
90% Joystick "Megostor", Amiga Kickstort *1'
• •' •’ % ' rated, 90% Amiga Joker - these are just ~ some ol the
accolades Ziriax has received so far.
'Bomber Bob ploys brilliantly -1 wouldn't be surprised if it appeared in coin op form
- its THAT good... graphically top doss... instantly lovable... 3
cheers lor original product!"
CU SCREENSTAR 88% Available for Amiga only - £24.95. Available for Amiga only - £24.95. 9 Meet Bob - he's jtV hos large floppy ears, lovable lace and he's got a talent lor flying. Brilliant orcode oction will have you addicted Irom the start and plenty ol extra weapons, 6 levels and a variety of action will keep you hooked.
The first thing that strikes you about the Xetec drive is that it's big. Very big. The drive itself is a (yawn!) SCSI device that plugs into the FastTrak interface that plugs into the side of your A500. You can also expand the memory capacity inside the interface.
Quite a set-up, really.
The Xetec is fast. No doubt about it, if speed of access is your main buying point, then go for this. You can also daisy-chain hard drives together, although I reckon you’re going to need an oversize desk if that's your plan.
The Xetec drive is so big we couldn't fit the interface in the picture.
Included with the package is a set of utilities and so forth to get you going. Indeed, getting started is relatively simple compared to some of the set-ups under review. The manual itself, though, is a bit skimpy, the IVS TrumpCard being much better from this point of view.
Sizewise, you can easily throw a bigger hard drive into the same box if you feel limited. You could then daisy- chain your old drive into the back of the box - but then you can do that with practically all SCSI systems.
What if you want to connect a drive that isn't SCSI, but the alternative ST506 (IBM PC) type? The Xetec offering can cope with this too. To round up, this is an excellent piece of kit - just so long as you can fit it in with your present system... IVS TRUMPCARD 500 Interactive Video Systems Imported by Third Coast A500 only ¦ C399.99 for 32 Meg 50 and 106 Meg also available This is an old product, but still remains popular. Up to 4 Meg of extra RAM can be plugged in: a bit of a come-down from, say, the Xetec, but this is still better-endowed than the official Commodore A590 which has 2 Meg.
The metal case has been styled a little to look like part of the computer, but it doesn't have nearly the same look and feel as the Amiga or the Commodore A590.
Diskwise, it’s all pretty standard stuff. Inside there's a 3.5-inch SCSI hard drive, and you can daisy-chain other SCSI bits onto it. The software is a little down on connecting things that aren't hard drives, but this shouldn't be a problem.
The software is easy to use and is clearly illustrated in the manual.
The two work together very well to give people unfamiliar with hard drive fundamentals a working knowledge of how it all works, without bogging them down in jargon. If only every manual were that informative... For those who might one day wish to trade in their A500 for a 2000, the good news is that the TrumpCard can be configured to work with a 2000. It can even be made to work with the A-Max Mac emulator - most people will have to upgrade to A-Max II for that privilege.
If you're a little sketchy on how hard drives work, then this package will provide the best solution. It doesn’t rely on existing knowledge and can take you up gradually.
Admittedly it's a little ugly and it is not the fastest drive around, but it gives you the storage that you want, so who is complaining?
A QUICK NOTE ABOUT EXTRA FLOPPIES If you're just looking for an extra floppy drive, Cumana's CAX354 is extremely good. Ifs slim, elegant, quiet and efficient. At between £65- £85, it’s worth shopping around for one (or more: the Amiga can have up to three external drives, joined up in an - altogether now - daisy-chain!
Personally, when it comes to a supplier I am happy to recommend Ladbroke Computing International, because they do seem to be fast at sending orders out and because their price of £64.99 (plus £3.50 unless you order over £100 worth of goods) is quite competitive. ¦ SUPPLIERS Third Coast Technologies, Unit 8, Bradley Hall Trading Estate, Standish, Wigan, Lancs WN6 OXQ » 0257 472444 Power Computing, 44a Stanley St, Bedford, MK41 7RW ® 0234 273000 Ladbroke Computing International, 33 Ormskirk Rd, Preston, Lancs, PR1 2QP, ® 0772 203166 Commodore's official 20 Meg A590 was originally reviewed in
Amiga Formal Issue 2. It is a very solid unit, the design integrates well with the look of an A500 and it Is highly recommended. But It was rather expensive.
It is now to have a price cut to £299 Up to 2 Meg of extra RAM can be bundled into the boxof the A590 and the capacity of the drive can be increased by getting Third Coast to put a bigger 3.5 inch hard drive in it.
O Commodore 0628 770088 CARTRIDGE ATARI ST AMIGA OCEAN SOFTWARE 6 CENTRAL ST MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 FAX: 061 834 0650 BIACK MOON COMPUTERS BIACK MOON STOS Basic Music Maker 11 Hyperpamt II Indiana Jones impossible Mission H Human Killing n Super cycle Outrun Dragons breath.
Bloodmoney Disk box 35 40 holder with 10 3.5 d s.d.d 11.99 35 40 holder with 20 35 d.s dd 1599 35 40 holder with 40 35 d s d d 2799 35 80 holder with 10 35 ds.dd 1399 All OUT 35 80 holder with 40 35 d id d 29 99 35 so holder wnh 80 35 dsd.d 4999 hardware comes with Chee,ha 125 .....799 1 years GUARANTEE Cheetha starprobe 14.99 cdcc Pro 5000 extra ..14.99 and hHtt Konix navigator .14.99 delIvery Replacement mouse .... 29.95 ATARI LYNX HANDHELD CONSOLE Colour handheld Console High definition graphics Multi-player Capability CommS link cable 4 Channel Sound Power Adaptor
California Games Pallette of 4096 Colours Cartridges to 8 megabyte CM 8833 Colour stereo monitor
249. 95 1 megabyte OS.
External drive
79. 95 SM12L monochrome monitor
99. 95 Megafile 30 hard drive
499. 99 Megafile 60 hard drive 68999 Sega megadrive
189. 95 ATARI 520 STFM DISCOVERY PACK 512K 16 bit Computer
Pallette of 512 colours 16 on screen 2 Joystick ports Midi
ports Printer ports GEM operating system complete with:-
STOS Neochrome First basic St tour Carrier Command Outrun
Space harrier Bomb jack Disk box Mouse mat Dust cover 10
blank disks 2 superb joysticks BLACK MOON PACK ATARI 520 STE
TURBO PACK 512K 16 bti Computer Pallette ol 4096 colours 16
on screen Upgradable to 2 meg Stereo sound Hardware
Scrolling Genlock Capability Blitter chip fitted Analogue
Joystick port complete with
399. 95 BLACK MOON PACK ATARI 1040 STE EXTRA PACK 1 Megabyte 16
bit Computer Pallette of 4096 colours 16 on screen
Upgradable to 4 meg Stereo sound Hardware Scrolling Genlock
Capability Blitter chip fitted Analogue Joystick port
complete with:- ST Word ST Calc ST Base
S. T.A.C. Hyperpaint First Basic Prince Disk box, Mouse mat, Dust
cover, 10 blank disks, 2 superb joysticks BLACK MOON PACK 36A
Osborne Street, Colchester, Essex. C02 7DB PHONE (0206) 560638
VISA CHEQUES AND POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE TO BLACK MOON. POST AND
PACKING FREE IN UK. Overseas charged ai cost.
Sub;ect to availability and price change without notice. Some titles may not be released at time of going to press. Shop prices n-jy vary but personal callers can claim advertised discounts on production of cut-off slip. All prices include VAT.
Name I I Address I I I I Tel No.
Have you ordered from us before (yes no) TITLE COMP PRICE TOTAL E I- BLACK MOON COMPUTERS BLACK MOON + BLACK MOON PACK 5I2K RAM, I MEGABYTE OISK ORIVE. TV MODULATOR, MOUSE, MANUALS & TUTORIAL DISK, KICKSTART 1.3, WORKBENCH 1,3 BACK TO THE FUTURE II. DAYS OF THUNDER, SHADOW OF THE BEAST II, NIGHT BREED, DELUXE PAINT II. DISK BOX, MOUSE MAT.
OUST COVER, 10 BLANK DISKS AND TWO SUPERB JOYSTICKS AMIGA
399. 95 AMIGA 500, KICKSTART 1.3. WORKBENCH 1.3, MANUALS &
TUTORIAL, MOUSE. MODULATOR.
BLACK MOON COMPUTER CLUB The prestigious members only club for computer software, blank media and peripherals. What you get: Free membership card exclusive to you.
Free updates on all new releases.
Free advice and helpline.
No obligation to buy.
(Unlike other clubs) Big Big discounts. Look at these examples.
Robocop 11 16.99 Kick off 11 12.99
3. 5 40 holder with 10 3.5 d.s.d.d 11.99
3. 5 40 holder with 20 3.5 d.s.d.d 15.99
3. 5 40 holder with 40 3.5 d.s.d.d 27.99
3. 5 80 holder with 10 3.5 d.s.d.d 13.99
3. 5 80 holder with 40 3.5 d.s.d.d 29.99
3. 5 80 holder with 80 3.5 d.s.d.d 49.99 Cheetha
125 ...7.99 Cheetha starprobe
.14.99 Pro 5000 extra .14.99
Konix navigator 14.99 Replacement
mouse 29.95 F19 stealth fighter 19.99 Days of
thunder 19.99 Midnight resistance 16.99 Night breed 16.99
Annual membership £5.00 MEMBERS ONLY
399. 95 All our hardware comes with 1 years GUARANTEE and FREE
delivery ? BLACK MOON PACK 5I2K RAM. 1 MEGABYTE DISK DRIVE,
TV MODULATOR. MOUSE MANUALS & TUTORIAL DISK KICKSTART 1 3
WORKBENCH 11 F29 RETALIATOR RAINBOW ISLANDS. E FTPOTR M
DELUXE PAINT II. DISK BOX MOUSE MAT DUST COVER. 10 BLANK
DISKS AND TWO SUPERB JOYSTICKS
599. 95 CM 8833 COLOUR, STEREO MONITOR I MEGABYTE d.S. EXTERNAL
DRIVE 512k MEMORY EXPANSION
* CLOCK 24995 6995 4995 COMMODORE GS GAMES CONSOLE SEGA MEGADRIVE
9995 189 95
* BLACK MOON PACK AMIGA 500 MOUSE MODULATOR.
MANUALS A50! MEMORY EXPANSION, PRO WRITE 2 5.
D PAINT II 0 PRINT II. INFO FILE.
LOGO. MUSIC MOUSE. TALKING TURTLE. BBC EMULATOR. BOX OF 10 DISKS. MOUSE MAT. RESOURSE FILE, INTRO VIDEO, LET'S SPELL AT HOME, OUST COVER AND TWO SUPERB JOYSTICKS.
399. 95 . BLACK MOON PACK 20 MEGABYTE HARO ORIVE WITH 1 MEGABYTE
UNPOPULATED BOARD DISK BOX MOUSE MAT AND DUST COVER FOR
AMIGA 500 SPRITZE.
COMIC SETTER, FANTAVISION 36A Osborne Street, Colchester, Essex. C02 7DB PHONE (0206) 560638 CHEQUES AND POSTAL ORDERS PAYABLE TO BLACK MOON POST AND PACKING FREE IN UK. Overseas charged at cost.
Subject to availability and price change without notice Some titles may not be released at time of going to press. Shop prices may vary, but personal callers can claim advertised discounts on production of cut-off slip. All prices include VAT, VISA Name Address I I I I Tel No.
Have you ordered from us before lyesnol TITLE COMP PRICE AF DEC TOTALC L
- sS HARD PKIVe INSURANCE v* BYTFN'BACK V2.2 the fastest hard
disk back-up utility ITS BRITISH- has just got better.
It also stores more per disk and has an easy to use front end screen, just point and click.
ONLY £19.95 (post free) with full support CHITS WITH eveKYTHIHC CMOS 256 x 4 80 nanosecs for A590 each 512K £28 256 x 1 m(B2000) eg drams £119 for 2 megs
- 256 x 4 ZIP STATIC COLUMN 80 nanosecs for A3000 £65 for 1 meg 1
meg x 4 ZIP STATIC COLUMN for A3000 £299 for 4 megs SUPER FATER
AGNUS CHIPS £55 (with instructions) 68010 CPU £24 68020 CPU's
16Mhz£49 20 Mhz £79 68030 CPU's 25 Mhz £195 33Mhz £299 Math
Co's 68881 12 Mhz £49 16 Mhz £54 68882 25 Mhz £129 33 Mhz £149
50 Mhz £399 (all post free) 68030 & 68020 KACEKS We are over
the moon to be selling what is probably the best 68030 card and
it is from a market leader C.S.A.- that's right we are the
exclusive distributors. “All boards fit inside the A500 or
B2000 and depending on the board you fit will actually give you
up to 25% more I processing power than the new Amiga 3000! 25
Mhz 68030 card with 68882 £699 33 Mhz version with 68882 £850
33 Mhz with 50Mhz 68882 £1,100 Also available is 32 bit Static
ram to shadow the operating system into 32 bit ram for blazing
fast execution of the operating system 32 bit Dram board 2 meg
£199 8 megs £699 There just isn’t enough room to tell you
everything. I.e.you can drop back into 68000 mode and many more
features. NOW a 68020 board for £199. Mis board uses your
existing memory, has a 68020 clocked at 12 Mhz & a socket for a
68881 2 up to 50 Mhz with speed increases of up to 56% on the
68000 Shortly to be available is a 6 meg memory card with a
68881 co-processor on board.
When fitted this will configure around your populated A590 or 2091 Hard Drive to give you a full 8 meg and will be fully compatible with these, and other DMA devices. ALL BOARDS FIT the A500 and the B2000.
So send for full specification in our brochure which is FREE! (Post on Accelerator cards £3) COT A COOP A eA*OKY?
Ram boards by SPIRIT TECHNOLOGY one of the leaders. We are their exclusive UK Distributor A500 501C TRAPPER 512K no clock £29.95 with clock £34.95 (post free) JUNIOR EXTANDER 512k convertable to 2 meg in trap door C49.95 THC EXTANPER 8 meg internal with 2 meg £199.00 ItMftATS an 8 meg internal board with a 68881 co-processor and a scsi hard drive inter£ace all on one board. For 500 2000 INTRODUCTORY OFFER...BUY THE INNATE NOW AND GET A 68881 CO-PRO FREE!. WITH 2 MEGS INSTALLED £299 SIN500 internal board zero K to 2 meg. £185 for 2 meg X-RAM (A500 A1000) 8 meg board external as 2 megs £279 8
megs £529 OCTABYTE 8 up board for B2000 2 megs £249 8 megs £499 P&P memory boards £3 AKE VOU A SOFT TOUCH* X-COPY V2.9 software & hardware with printed manual £15 (post free) X-COPY PROFESSIONAL WITH HARDWARE £33 (Post free) & BEEFY BOY 150 watt fan cooled power supply for A500 £69 XEKOJC 4020 COLOOK INK JET FKINTEK This is the most superb colour ink jet available and normally retails at £1199 SAVE £500 but hurry only limited stock at this price and you get a new preferences printer driver for even better results.
The quality from this printer is renowned and completments the Amiga output. £699 & free carriage A1300 ay CHECKMATE THE DELOX CONVeKSION We are pleased to be able to sell theCheckmate. With rave reviews it takes all our expansions and then some. With an A500 flicker fixer, why go to a 2000. From £199 Tthe PROFESSIONAL Expansion All our prices include VAT & 12 months warranty, see notations for postage charges. TJJHH SHOW TRICES WITHOUT THE SHOW FROA& BYTES * TIECE© 37 Cecil Street, Lytham, Lancs, FY8 5NN Tel 0253-734218 Fax 0253-736035 11am to 6pm Mon thro' Friday callers welcome by
appointment. Ask for our FREE brochure with articles on Hard Drives and the 68020-68030 and 68040 chips and turbo cards ELECTRONICS X CAD Destgnor 79 50 MUSIC APPLICATIONS 35 90 49 90 79 90 79 90 e 5 pods 32 95 U Lead 2 99 BUSINESS & EDUCATION antaoe 79 50 (iMBi 11950 Numbers ! (each i 13 99 § AM1GA PACK 3 As m lor 2 wtlh 10 C Amiga A500 & Cumara 3 Oven cdow* AtoncePCerr Star LC-iOCc ATARI LYNX Portable Game Console SPECIAL OFFERS (while slocks last Ameoas lA Vanord done) 5 99 An ot Chess Barbanan (palace) Battle Vaiiey F 29 F 5 99 c .
599 fns Ba“- 8 99 FnsAHx M6C 'j0™» 'IS T T g 99 'rrcrj MeO 0 99 Souffwm LALE c* 1 2 only 11 99 Kin0 * C 599 LSWf 8 99 Worn 999 MudJer Bermuda Protecl Cybemod ll Exolon Heroes ot the Lance Ikan Wamors Netherworld Phantom Fighter Terrorpods Wizbaii Zynaps LEISURE AMOS Game Creator Altered Beast Awesome BATTLE CHESS Beast II Cadaver Cantiaoe Caste Maste- Corporator DAMOCLES Days o' Thjnd*' Dragon Fiqn* Rood Heroes Cor*X» tor inwnjhase Kcfc O* ‘I - Word 9C K*e« Game Sno* I Sz* ¦ aXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXZXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXZXXXXXC IF YOU WANT NAKED LADIES CUT
THROAT PRICES COWBOYS TRY ELSEWHERE, BUT IF YOU WANT Good prices, good service and a good product range covering all leading Midi Music packages, education, art and graphics packages plus business packages please contact us.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT DON'T THINK CHEAPEST IS ALWAYS BEST DON'T BUY GREY IMPORTS DON'T PAY UNTIL YOU'RE SURE DO REMEMBER THAT AFTER-SALES SERVICE IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD REPAIRS: NO PROBLEM WE HAVE OUR OWN SERVICE DEPARTMENT SGM Electronics, 54 Wigan Lane, Wigan, Lancs WN1 1XS TEL: (0942) 321435 FAX: (0942) 821273 KAO MF2DD Double sided 1 Mb capacity Ir T 'i' p-rvm 1750 „ . 17.20 niercepior New Zealand P*om«sed Lands Deluxe Paml II 23 PD P&we'n-oogef ..... 369 00 R«Jri o' Rohan PACK 2: Space Hamer II ngM O' Fantasy inc TV rrtoo F» Soeedbai Rambow islands 23 P0 So»Tx jr j 369 00 Start.*
17 Supremacy ‘20 369 00 TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES. 21 Time ScmMt .15 399 X T'vaon 15 ,19 00 I*** ¦ 19 'CY.«» T*W Wa*rd- 17 Ur»ea 20 Imoucftaoes ADVENTURE RPG & SIM Bane Uas'r BLOCCWv:h BSS Jar* Seym*, Cnaos Sback 11 MEG Oxgw Mas.*' • MEG) '•or Muscr O*k ii F 1« COAABA’ P'LOT B HJMBSFT B MAIL ORDER SOFTWARE SPECIALIST HARDWARE U.K. ONLY. MIDWINTER. 1950 TVSH0W2 IRAllll MBI 58 90 iFree delivery) (Court ' E5 00) Moo .alZef ..15 00 TV TEXT PRO (PALI 109 90 r English Processor
* Database (PALM 1MB 24 90 PROTEXT V4 2 (rec 1 MB| 65 20 99
Protexl Version 5 (I MEG) 99 17 50 Pagesetter II
.....|PAL)(1MB|48 17 50 Professional Page 1 3 II MB) 159 90 16
50 PUBLISHERS CHOICE 68 50
• 19 99 Transcript _ 32 90 '9 99 Wo-d Perleci 4 1 Current Vet 159
90 amiga works platinum 9950
• Workbench 1 3 Software Manual 14 90 04 90 QUALITY JOYSTICKS A
ACCESSORIES Comp Pro 5000 13 90 Como Pro Extra (clear auto) 14
90 Sjoer Professional (auiofire) 13 90 A500 Dust Cover 4 95
Mouse Mat 5 95 Mcaoact. 'ocfcaWe *sfc box 9 50
• : . 3 5 DSDO Osks . Labels 7 95 TDK AUDIO A VIDEO TAPES ADX .5
6 ’5 E240 MS (x2) 8 99 AP9C .5. ' 45 E180H Grade 4 99
• 95 9C SAX «5 5 99 E240 M. Grade 5 99 lit 00 SAA9C 0.6 49 El80
HiF. 5 99 22 x *3 8 55 E240-HF. 6 99 30 9C Mt 90 8m.
I very) AMIGA PACK 1: Pie*** M (kMOdmt ta.
HAMMERSOFT. (DEPT F) 47 MILL ROAD.
HETHERSETT. NORWICH.
(OCVOCCM W (ViDO IOC OROER NOUVBES TEL (0603)812416
• = Available on Release Pnces ae "tkxj. VAT 8 1st Class
p©**c?oou * 2TC&STadd Post Service on Slock Items | Access.
Vise. Eurocard 4 Mas tee card Accepted. Cheques Subject to
clearance NOW CONTAINS 1990 NFL TEAM PLAYER DATA!* Midnight Oil
"From my point of view, the game has kept me sitting up at
nights and through holidays and weekends for up to 12 hours at
a stretch, with miniscule breaks for food and other necessities
It is a game I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone
with_even the slightest interest in Arr ATARI USER REVIEW
American Football.1 OUR PRIORITY: GAMEPLAY M HEADCOACH V.3 THE
GAME Headcoach is the complete American Football simulation.
You take charge ot the latest recruit to the National Football League, and through skilful design ot and the use ot the college draft, build uo a 45 happy and win the Superbowl, ig players, produce a realistic to keep your seasons, and fluctuating THE MATCH The match is a game in itself taking about 40 minutes to complete. With 26 offensive plays and 21 defensive plays, there is ample scope to match your gameplan to the skills of your squad, and exploit the weaknesses of your opposition. It’s here where the strengths and weaknesses ol your own players are highlighted.
TRAINING CAMP Here is an opportunity to assess your players before I take the field. The appropriate coach will give you his ol the current form of any ot the players and how f performing in training. The current sharpness player can be assessed from their time in the dash. Wide receivers, comerbacks, running backs and linebackers are all positions where speed oft the crucial.
¦75 IBM PC : All monitors 3 5'and 5.25" disks: £29.95 Atari ST : All ST STEs, all monitors : £19.95 Amiga : All Amiga monitor combos : £19.95 AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM: COLLEGE DRAFT During the 16 match season, plus whatever playotl matches you achieve, you will find yourself praying tor a second classy running back or wide receiver, or need to beet up your offensive line (too many sacks). There can be many weaknesses. The college draft should be used to find those stars of the future and make sure that they're playing for you.
STATISTICS The statistics section will encapsulate your team s and your players' season. Total yards, rushing yards, passing ' kick-off returns, punt returns land averages for itf interceptions, sacks....all these are kept for each the whole season, for the team and tor each '. American Football is a game of stats and we -et»r fir i i i i i i i ?
?
?
IBM PC ST AMIGA 721936 i stevena je, 32 8RX Telephone Sales: £3 0438 1 The Midnight Oil i Dept. AMF3 ! 18 Hazlemere Road, ! Herts, S Name ...... Address .. Get youlhands In a huge 4 megabytes of extra mernory, worth £300 There are times when half a meg or even a full meg of memory just isn't enough, when you really want your A500 to have a memory-busting 4.5 meg at its disposal. The lucky winner of this compo won't have those low- memory blues, because he will have the 4Mb BASEboard courtesy of European Peripheral Distribution.
HOW TO ENTER Write the answers to the following three questions on the back of a postcard or stuck-down envelope and send it to: I’d Like a Large One Comp, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW. The entries should reach us by 10th December and don't forget to include your name, address and phone number on the postcard.
RULES Employees of Future Publishing and European Peripheral Distribution are not allowed to enter. The iudges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
QUESTIONS 1 What is amnesia?
A) Loss of memory
b) The food of the 3ods
a) Loss of memory
2. Which of these animals is supposed to have a sood memory?
A) Goldfish
b) Spiny echidna
c) Elephant
3. How much memory does the standard A500 have?
A) 512K
b) £2.30
c) Potassium Sulphate The board fits into the slot underneath
the A500, has a battery-backed- up clock and can be attached
to a daughter board to add a further 2 meg of RAM The board is
compatible with all software. Fat and Fatter Agnus chips,
supports Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3 and plugs in easily without the
hassle of soldering.
The prize board will arrive fully populated with the DRAM chips to bring the A500 up to the 4.5 meg level - easily enough to cope with the most memory-hungry of programs. It comes with a one-year warranty as well, so no problems there.
Musique Non-Stop Techno Pop Areas of the waveform are selected for editing by two pointers, which are controlled by holding down the left and right mouse buttons and dragging them across the display. This takes a little while to get used to if you've used other sampling systems, but for a relative newcomer this is a fairly logical system.
All the usual edit functions are included along with a few more specific commands. These include the normal cut, copy and paste, along with splice, insert, mix, delete, chop and flip to mirror the sample. All the functions are carried out on the area between the two pointers, including playing, recording and loading samples, which can be confusing at times
- particularly when you can’t work out why that sample you saved
earlier doesn’t seem to fit any more!
Can I Say Something?
After you’ve nicked all the bass sounds, drum noises and film cut-ups you could ever want, what else can the sampler do for you? Well, once you've got your sequencer playing your samples and dumped it to tape, you may want to sing over it - so what about some effects?
TechnoSound boasts some pretty nifty real-time effects which you can use to beef up a vocal, including various reverbs, an echo and a pretty impressive phaser, which matches for performance some of the pedal units available. Carrying some of these functions out on a backing track can produce some pretty psychedelic effects, I can tell you!
Ahead of the Crowd?
Last month’s review of Sound Express threw up the expected trade-off between sound quality and the simplicity required of an entry-level sampler. TechnoSound manages to keep things nice and simple (and the tutorial tape makes the going even easier), but the sound quality is not bad at all. The samples are clear enough even at the mid-range sample rate and the real-time effects retain a clarity which enables the system to rival some established effects pedals.
Some aspects of the performance are a touch annoying, though, the most obvious problem being the surprisingly small edit buffer. Only 50K of data can be stored in cut and copy operations, which can be very frustrating when you're trying to shift long phrases around.
Still, the ease with which the operations can be used and the surprisingly clear sample quality make Technosound an ideal starting place for budding sample freaks.
TECHNOSOUND All Amigas ¦ C34.99 full package, C24.99 software only ¦ Centresoft 021 625 3399 Still confused about where to start in simple sampling?
MAFF EVANS investigates another entry-level sampler.
Last month saw the appearance of Sound Express, a new mid-priced, entry-level sampler to allow those with little knowledge of the technology to get to grips with the wonderful world of sound on the Amiga. As with many things, particularly buses, no sooner has one appeared than another comes along. This time, the goods arrive in the form of TechnoSound from independents New Dimensions.
And the sample time. In the bottom half of the screen are the various function buttons and other windows, including the sample rate, sampling mode and input signal displays.
The general form of the program is very similar to Harlequin’s Sound Express, with the editing modes, disk menus and effects modes displayed as individual strips. These are called up by clicking on the relevant button on the right-hand side of the screen.
The package comes in two forms
- either as a complete software and hardware package or, if you
fancy a cheaper option, without the sampling hardware. Both
versions come with two disks (one containing the program and
the other containing a set of demonstration samples) and a
tutorial cassette, which leads you gentty through the program's
functions Unfortunately the package doesn't contain any
leads, so a quick tnp down to the electrical shop is in order
rf you want to plug your sound source nto the sampler - which
would be a pretty good idea.
Close to the Edit As with most sampling packages, the top half of the screen is taken up with the mam waveform display, with an information stnp above containing such information as the number of bits the sample uses, the filter status Experience MUDS, the ultimate sporting event for all tacticians, managers, coaches and roughnecks.
Lead a team of 13 condemned compulsarv players ftautfow
* rtrts ¦ AVAILABLE FOR AMIGA - ATARI ST - IBM PC £24.99 ...PLAY
DIRTY!
HOW TO GET RICH WITH YOUR MICRO COMPUTER New THIRD EDITION - This bestselling cassette reveals many of the new, highly- profitable, computer-related businesses that you can operate from your home with minimal investment. In fact, you can even begin without a computer of your own.
Each business approach is already tested and successfully in use. Many of them require only minutes of hands- on computer experience to learn. Here are a few examples of the approaches discussed.
• Word Processing Services
• Software Publishing
• Computer Supplies Sales
• Mailing List Services
• Computer Game Development
• Computer Repair
• Computer Rental Many consider this to be one of the most
complete discussions of computer-related opportunities
available. It is professionally presented on a high-quality
extended play cassette, and represents a valuable addition to
your information library.
SPECIAL BONUS Special source information for high-demand software that you may duplicate with your home computer m unlimited quantities and resell without the payment of royalities (a $ 200 00 value 1 Included free with this new Third Edition release Send your order to UNLIMITED & PROHIBITED KINGSWAY, ULVERSION, CUMBRIA. LA12 9AX, ENGLAND.
£19.95 INCL. P&P send SAE lor price list of other software The Most AUTHENTIC MULTI-MANAGER Football Game Has Finally Arrived AN 2 Years Research & Development The Ultimate Game Is Ready And Waiting To Tea Your Skills FEATURES INCLUDE - Multi-Manager Game for 1 10 4 Players Full UK and European Cup itmary including FA. League. Zemih Daia, Leyland Da European. Cup Winners and UEFA Cups All Cup matches are played to the preca rules eg 2 Leg Ties Extra Time Away Goal Rule. Seeded Draws. Penalties, et Complete league line up with 201 si division teams and 24 m the 2nd. 3rd and 4r End of season
Play-offs with e pulsions All team surnames are the real ones lor all 92 clubs (CURRENT 89 90 SEASON Historic Records are maintained for 6 seasons with the ability to call up all previou results against your next opponent A Lively Transfer Market lo Buy and Sell Players with an end ol season deadlim Player Loans. Free Transfers with Approach & Otters on players or trainees Managers can be sacked or offered jobs at better teams All screens are updated very quickly and displayed in a pleasant format, which is eas to use and comfortable to read High quality PRINTER facilities also exist Complete
Instructions, lor the beginner are provided in a 16 page booklet and would you believe it doesn1 stop there1 We have included many other fm details which are just impossible to list In this space They include all the reguS features you would expect like loading & saving your game, player injuries plus mud much more. The most genuine implementation ol a Football Managers hec» season awaits you for only £19.95. (3UIJ joqip) XBJ -9869?* ‘8*9Z££ (9?60) PI IHIHSTOIWHYAV 'cds uoj8utujb31 ieAojj uopuojB|j 89 S3HVdS - 3SV33 - S33VS 5pojs UI selli(3 $ 1 uris (.-)!M WVH 069V anaviivAY hhciho iivi
ojolu Aurui pun ‘N3ZI1D DINOSVNVd MVIS I IV1V SdniHcI W9I CIVdlSNV ‘3HOCIOWWOD :JOJ sjajEap inniv 3J1U33 ;p!IV Vi3 dNVIOH pasuoqinv 3JJU33 ssauisng
- nnd,3 i 3H0a0WW03 pasuoqiny iiiiiiiiiiS33«d Suizuury ve.
3JCWJJOS SJEJ3IjdlJ3cI JO fOOJS 3AISSB J [
o. ni|s |.' iAviE Xv ui jsiinioods VOIIVV 8uipE3| Ol|j, J3jndui03
Bds TELEPHONE ORDERS ST USER Review May 1990 Ratings (Out of
10) Playability 8, Value For Money 9 & Overall 8 Take Your
Team To The Top And Win The Double.Or Are You Good Enough To
Win The Quadruple Crown. Never Yet Achieved By A League Team
Manager Available for the Amiga S All Atari ST’s.
PC Version Coming Soo- MAIL ORDERS Send £ 19.95, Guaranteed Cheque Postal Order Credit Card Details to ESP Software.
AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DISPATCH Cleared Funds ONLi J 32B Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2ND.
PLEASE ALLOW '0 DAYS TO CLEAR UNGUARAN’EED CttQUES NON UK SURFACE DELIVERY PLEASE ADD CI 00 AIRMAIL ADD £2 00 H (0702) 600557 FAX (0702)613747 Out Ot hours Answer Phone THIRD COAST TECHNOLOGIES Unit 8, Bradley Hall Trading Estate, Standish, Wigan, Lancashire, WN60XQ Tel; (0257) 472444 Fax; (0257) 426577?
'Xetec hard drives offer the ultimate in terms of performance for the Amiga A500 'Faster than any other competitor 'Transfer rates ot upto 800K S 'Supports tape backup & networking under SCSI 'Support of up to 8Mbytesof auto-configuring ram 'Compact host adapter with 1 metre connection cable 'Comes complete with 40 management utilities & manual Xmlao A500 Hard Driva ft; Ram Prigintg leiec SOMB 25 Milli Head Pork . . £59999 Xelec Bam. . .£129.99 reiec 65MB 25 Milli Head Park. . . . £69999 Xelec 1.5MB . . £229.99 ¦elec 85MB 25 Milli Head Park. . . . £799.99 Xelec 2MB .. . £349.99 telec 106MB 15
Milli Head Park. . . £999.99 Xetec 4MB . . £499 99 relec 330MB 15 Milli Head Park. . £1999.00 Xetec 8MB . . . £999.99 |VS Trum 9°»td ' Supports all embedded hatd drives ' supports up to 4Mbytes of last ram r2- 3 times faster than the A590 ' Autoboot toms as standardises fastfile Compact design dips into side of Amiga A500 Memory expandable in 512K. 1MB, 2MB steps 'Unique design alows controller & drive to be jted with an Amiga 2000 should you ever upgrade 'Supportsany 3.5'SCSI drive J2MB Trumpcard 25 Milli Aulo Park A500 £39999 Trumpcard Kit £19999 Mela 4-2MB £299 99 Mela 4-4MB £49999 SDMB
Trumpcard 25 Milli Aulo Park A500 £47999 06MB Trumpcard 25 Milli Aulo Park A5QO. £79999 tm ICD AdRAM f Faster Than Any Other Competitor 'Amiga Computing' ICD AW 2000 Hard? Drives- Advantage 2000 SCSI performance hard drive controller. Svqiports transfer rates ot up to 900K S. Fully autobooting supporting all embedded SCSI drives & SCSI ST506 controllers. The ADV controller also supports optical drives, tape streamers & removable media drives. Cache buttering & 20 nanosecond GAL logic make this the fastest controller commercially available lor the Amiga 2000 series. Programmable memory cache
buffering Is also available.
ADV will support a drive in the landing bay or on the side of the card.
100 ADV 2000 Hard Driwa Prioing SMVOT 22M6 25 MIS outo tooa pat » ock £39999 22MB 25 M 5 aulo tood port k lock SOMB 25 M S outo hood pork & lock 85MB 25 M 5 outo hood pari * lock £44999 65MB 25 M 5 outo heod port & lock £54999 £59999 106M8 15 M 5 aulo heod po-fc k lock £49999 330MB 15 M S outo toad park » lock £199999 31504 contralto! (MfM » RU) £9999 16MHz 68000 turbo accelerator (or the A500 and AcO»l*rttOr A2000 Otters minimum 95% speed Increase 6B6k Accelerator Owen peer across the boa id on all software. Fully compatible k» detaa & unlike a 68020 a fraction of the cost ?
Amiga Pfoppy Drlvaa Internal floppy drive equire* no cate modification external 64 (rock ilimiine drive with cable & switch Internal floppy £5999 External floppy £5999 AdRAM A2000 2MB installed AdRAM A2000 6MB installed AdRAM A2QOO 8MB installed .£89999 All prices are subject to change without notice.
Ad RAM 540 unpopulated. £ 79.99 AdRAM 540 with I 2MB £8999 AdRAM 540 wilh IMB £109.99 AdRAM 540 with 1.5MB £12499 ICD AdRAM; AdRAM A2000 Urtpopuloled AdRAM A2000 4MB installed AdRAM 540 with 2MB . .£16999 AdRAM 540 wilh 25MB £19999 AdRAM 540 with 3 5MB. £29999 AdRAM 540 with 4.5MB £339 99 £284 99 £69999 “ £99-99 X-Specs 3D glasses. Allowing 3D images on your Amiga. Supplied to modify existing games & applications.
A must (or CAD & Digitising software.
Aenlocm £249.99 Pro-Genlock offering video in & out.
RGB & PAL out. Built in fader.
External colour & contrast controls.
Su pi lied with manual and features that leave the Rend ale standing Pro-Genlock with buUt In PSU. Buih to RGB splitter. Video in & out also RGB A PAL out. Built In key Inverter. Allows digitised results to be stored and overteyed onto any VHS recorder. Tide and anaw any video.
Dias! Into the far-flung future with an all-new, premium role-playing adventure game from SSI's a Special Projects Team! A Create a team of space- hardened pros and join Buck Rogers and his daring band of rebels in the fight to free the Doomsday.
THIS FUTURE WAR, THE BEST WEAPON IS A BLAST FROM from a powerful, SCIENCE FICTION ROLE-PLAYING COMPUTER GAME. VOL I government!
Available For: IBM, AMIGA, I C-64 128.
? CLUE BOOK!
Available ata_;
U. S. Gold Ltd.. Units 2 3 Holford Way, Holford.
Birmingham B6 7AX. Td: 021 625 3366.
BUCXBOGOS and XXVC at traaerovs used md* IconMfeomlhtMeFamdyTrufl 19901hoWtofamty Trud 1990 Swtgc Smdrton. Inc 1990 T9. Inc AO ft 0 and lh» T9 logo a* tademahu owned by 19. Inc lakt Gontva Wl USA aid used under keen* term Swtgc Smuicdom Inc. Surmyvde. CA. USA GST's GOLD genlock comprises of a nine inch square matte-black slab of electronics an inch and a half thick. In essence the device is simply a means of synchronising the horizontal and vertical scans of your Amiga with those output by a videorecorder so that superimposed images from both can be combined for display on a single
monitor.
Since the genlock can be used as an output device too, this means that Amiga images can be recorded to video. For this purpose, the unit comes with a separate Scart to Scart lead to hook-up video in out on a recorder and a plug-in adaptor which sits in your Amiga's RGB monitor socket. Your monitor lead plugs into the adaptor and a Scart lead feeds the signal from the genlock via the adaptor to your monitor. The unit itself also includes a PAL Out phono socket and Video-In phono socket for video decks without Scart interfaces, S-VHS input and outputs and also a phono audio input. So, you don't
need any expensive leads or video players to get up and running - but as this little baby costs £500 perhaps thafs not such a bad thing.
Standard Yet another genlock for the Amiga? Certainly is - and as we're now in double figures, what can GST's GOLD offer over the comptetition? ANDY STORED wires his Amiga up to his video recorder to tape his impressions... Black and Blue Once hooked up, the unit sits quietly doing its job of mixing the two signals but surprise, surprise, on booting into Workbench you won't see any incoming video image at all! This is because the genlock can split signals too - allowing you to flip between micro and video monitor output.
Direct and Inverse control buttons on the front of the unit allow you to choose which signal, when mixed, will superimpose over the other. These two buttons allow you, therefore, to choose between what are known as foreground and background masking or 'keying' - where everything that is black or blue on the Amiga's screen will be replaced with the incoming video signal in 'Direcf mode and the opposite in 'Inverse' mode.
So although the unit appears to have merged two distinct signals in the keying process, in fact this is not the case - so you can’t save the video image to disk, for instance, but you can direct the same output appearing on your monitor back to another video recorder. If, then, you have another deck, you’re all ready to start getting a little televisual.
Believe it or not, this same genlock unit is identical to the first genlock ever appearing for the Atari ST!
At the time the price was thought to be fair because the ST requires hardware modifications to synchronise the clock pulses generated by its CPU with incoming video feeds. With the Amiga, the sync is already built in so perhaps the same pricing level would seem to be unwarranted.
However the unit does its job admirably - rock steady superimposi- tions are generated and direct and inverse signal switching is instantaneous. The resulting signal mix is stable and ideal for laying down to videotape. Further control over signals is afforded by separate control knobs for luminance, contrast, colour and phase and individual Red, Green and Blue components can be cut into or out from the incoming signals.
The Complete picture But of course, a genlock is only hardware and to make effective use of its potential you really need videographic software. A titling package like Title Page, reviewed elsewhere in this issue, is ideal for annotabng video mixes and a paint package like Deluxe Video III is excellent for animating Amiga sequences to tape.
But ideally another piece of hardware, in the form of a digitiser, would complete the picture. It's something of a surprise then that GST doesn't include a digitiser in the genlock unit in order to maximise its value for money. If the SuperPic genlock can combine a digitiser and frame store for an extra £75, for GST’s GOLD to do the same for an identical price would be a better deal because the build quality is preferable.
Another useful feature on a genlock not included here is a slide fader for precise adiustment of the level of superimposition as found on G2's £595 Videocentre. This would allow you to create real-time mixes and fades through hardware alone - essential when you can't punch onscreen icon controls precisely because that's the screen you’re videotaping! So there's a couple of inclusions left out which at this price- point could have stitched up the opposition. However, we're left with a good, reliable, no-frills device that does exactly what its intended to and looks pretty stylish too. Pity
then it’s not a hundred quid cheaper GST GOLD GENLOCK All Amiga* ¦ £500 ¦ Third Coast Ta 0257 4724*4 PHONE ANYTIME FOR FAST FRIENDLY SERVICE THE MEGA AMIGA PACK A500 AMIGA 512K RAM Computer - Built- In 1Mb Disk Drive, Workbench 1.3, Mouse, A520 TV Modulator, Speech Synthesis DeLuxe Paint II Art Package, Basic 1 3 Disk, Extras and Tutorials Disks, Joystick, Tailored Quality Monogrammed Antistatic Dustcover, Mouse Mat, Mouse Holder, 10 Blank Disks, 40 Lockable Disk Bo* All leads, three manuals and even a 13A plug1 PLUS FREE SOFTWARE PACK EITHER: FLIGHT OF FANTASY PACK CONTAINING F29 Retaliate*,
Rainbow Islands A Robot Monsters OR SCREEN GEMS PACK CONTAINING Back to the Future 2, Shadow of the Beast 2, Knight Breed and Days of Thunder PLUS!!! GUARANTEED NEXT DAY DELIVERY IF ORDERED BEFORE 2 30pm ALL FOR ONLY £389.99 STATE WHICH FREE PACK REQUIRED £13.99 £13.99 £16.99 £18.99 £13.99 £24.99 £17.9 £21.99 £24.99 £17.99 £17.99 £17.99 £21.99 £21.99 £11.99 £17.99 £17.99 £17.99 £13.99 £24.99 £17.99 £17.99 £17.99 £13.99 £27.99 £17.99 £17.99 £17.1 £17.99 £21.99 £ 17.99 £17.99 USTED PRINTERS Star LC10 Mono Star LC-200 Colour ...... Star LC24-900 Mono .... Star LC24 200 Colour ..
Panasonic KXP1124 24 Pin CITIZEN 120D+ . CITIZEN SWIFT 9 MONO CITIZEN SWIFT 9 COLOUR . .. CITIZEN SWIFT 24 MONO ... CITIZEN SWIFT 24 COLOUR Swift 24 Colour Kit ...... All complete with FREE Lead, Ribbon, Connecting Cable and Plug CASPEIL RIBBON REFRESH - INK IN A TIN'" £4.95 £139.99 £209.99 £239.99 £299.99 £249.99 £134.99 £194.99 £219.99 £299.99 £324.99 £39.99 £11.49 £17.99 £14.49 £27.99 £20.99 £12.49 £22.99 MONITORS £27.99 Commodore 1084S Stereo Inc leads £249.99 PHRJPS CMB833 Stereo me leads £229.99 AUDITION COMPUTER SERVICES, 9A St. Peter* Street, Stamford,
Line*, Peg ZPQ.
Send Cheque or phone Credit Card Details for same day despatch or come and Drowse in the shop. All prices include VAT and Delivery.
Telephone 0780 55888 Shop Hour* - 078O 7X0531 Out of Hour*.
ALSO AT LINCOLN 1Mb - 3J* DISK DRIVES CUMANA CAX354 Disk Drive FREE WITH EVERY AMIGA PURCHASED 16 DAY HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION FOR TWO PEOPLE - CHOKE OF 250 HOTELS EXTRA SPECIAL - AMIGA EXTERNAL SECOND DRIVE - SLIMLINE AND FULLY GUARANTEED - MADE BY CHINON. ONLY......£57.99 DISKS - DISKS - DISKS Fuu» Gumahtud DSD0 Buut Osrl 100% Certlfied-either SONY, TDK or MITSUBISHI Unbranded-all mdMduaffy wrapped & with labels Pack Of 20..... £9.99 HARD DISK DRIVES Pack of 20 in our Top Quality Lockable 40 Disk Holder ... £13.49 AMIGA *520 20Mb Plug In Onve 069.99 12 Flip Top Disk Holder
... £0.89 40 50 Dtsk Holder lockable Top Qualrty £3 99 RAM EXPANSIONS 80 Dtsk Holder lockable Top Ouaiity.X3.99 Spare labels, assta cotoun 60 for C1 00 5I9K RAM EaparaKm. Clock ana Swncb (Total 1Mb Memory Capacity) £39.93 EDUCATIONAL &r CHILDRENS] GpiLQCtt KKSDALfc 8802 Genlock .... C159.99 NEW Fun School 3 • Under 5 £16.49 NEW Fun School 3-5-7 Yews £16.49 NEW Fun School 3 - 7 and Over £16.49 Junior Typist £12.99 Mini pm upmfnt Better Maths 12-16 (GCSE) ..... £19.99 Micro English (GCSE) £17.99 DATEl MkJi Master Interface £29.99 Midi leads . . Per pair £3.98 Micro
Maths (GCSE) £17.99 JOYSTICKS Micro French (GCSE) ... £17.99 Mega Maths (GCSE) ..... £17.99 Primary Maths £17.99 Things to do with Numbers £13.99 Things to do with Words £13.99 AB Zoo £3.99 CHEETAH 125* .. £6.99 CHEETAH Exterminator .. £3.99 CHEETAH Machl ..... £10.99 CHEETAH Swprobe £19 99 KONIX Speedking £9 99 First letters and Words £19.99 ZlPSTICK Scperpro ------------ £11.30 Kid Talk . £19.99 ZIPSTKK Scperpro Auto £11.99 QUKKSHOTQS127 INFRARED £34.99 Spen
Boo. 4-9 ..... £13.99 lets Spen at Home .....- . £14.99 ACCESSORIES Puzzle Book Vo! 1 . £14.99 Amiga L090 £39.99 Mavts Beacon Teaches Typing £18.49 Answer Back Junior ... £13.99 Answer Back Senior ..... £13.99 TOP QUALITY COLOUR CO-ORDINATED DUST COVERS TAILORED AND WITH PIPED EDGING AMIGA Keyboard Dust Cover £4.99 AMIGA Monitor Dust Cover t4.99 STAR Printer Dust Cover £4.99 Quality Sort Boxed Mouse Mat £4.99 Mouse Bracket (to hold mouse).... £1.99 SERIOUS SOFTWARE
Kind Wbrds V2.0 ... £29.99 PREMIER CONTROL CENTRE - Sits over Amiga Scribble Platinum .. £33.99 Pen Pal £94.99 Holder £43 °9 Protext V5 0 £64.99 CONTRIVER TrackbaB £34.99 Advantage £69 99 n The Works - Plabnum Edition £79 99 Gold Dtsk Office £99 99 Home Accounts £19 99 Dtgrta System 3 ... £31.99 Personal Accounts Plus £21.99 Small Business Accounts £33.99 Small Business Accounts Extra £79 99 Persona Tax Planner £23.99 Page Setter V2 ..... £49.93 Publishers Choice ... £63 99 Deluxe Print £9 99 Home
Ofhce Kit £94 99 HiSort Bas £33.99 ?kSort Basic Extend £1493 lattice C V5.0 . £173.99 AMOS Game Creator Plus FREE Disk £37.99 Deluxe Paint III £39 99 Deluxe Video III £69.99 Spntz High Quality Pamt Pack £24.93 Dr T's Midi Recording Studio £38.99 DOS 2 DOS .... £2699 Music X Jnr . £49.93 Music X £89.99 Advanced Amiga Bas 3D Graphics Programming Amiga Applications .... Amiga Assembly Language Program ...... Armga Base - Inside and Out Amiga C For Beginners Amiga C For Advanced Programmers ... Amiga Disk
Drives - Inside and Out £24.99 Amiga DOS - A Dab Hand Guide £13.99 Amiga DOS Quick Reference Guidel£4.99 Amiga for Beginners ..£11.99 Amiga Graphics Inside & Out £23.99 Amiga Hardware Reference Manual .... Amiga Machine Language Amiga Programmers Handbook Amiga ROM Kernel Libraries & Devs .... AMIGA BOOK SPECIALS £16.49 Basic £16.99 £14.49 Amiga System Programmers Guide £28 99 Amiga Tncks and Tips . £11.99 Amiga More Tncks and Tips £16.49 Computes First Book of the Amiga £13.99 Computes Amiga Programmers
Guide ...£13.99 Beginners Guide to the Amiga £11.99 Elementary Amiga Basic £12.49 Inside Amiga Graphics £14.49 Kids and the Amiga • Kids 8 to 80 £13.49 Programmers Guide to the Amiga £22.49 Usmg DeLuxe Paint 2nd Edition £17.49 Amiga Desktop Video Guide Kickstart Gixde to the Amiga Leaning C - Programming Graphics inside the Anvga with C .. Becoming An Armga Artist NEW Amiga Printers Inside & Out ? Disk ... Making Music on the Amiga
* Dtsk Back to the Future
H ... Battle Master
... Beast U with Free Tee Shirt
. Cadaver .
Corporation .... Distant Arrmes
(Chess) ... Dragon
Fbght F19 Stealth
Fighter ..... Falcon Mission Disk 2
Future Classics (Compilation of 5) Gremlins
2 ... Jane Seymour
.... Judge
Dredd Kings Quest
4 ...... Life and
Death ....
Loom . Magic
Fly .. Monty
Python .....
Murder ..... Night Breed
....
Nitro .. Oriental
Games ...... Secret Agent Sly
Spy ..
Supremacy ... Teenage Mutant
Nm a Turtles The Spy Who Loved Me PLEASE ASK FOR
ANY ITEM NOT LEISURE SOFTWARE £24.99 ADVANTAGE!
THE CHELTENHAM ATARI & AMIGA CENTRE OUR PRICES INCLUDE VAT * POSTAGE FOUR WAYS TO BUYt- pj-| PHONE 0242 224 340 with your Access or Visa no.
[I] FAX 0242 226755 I 3 I POST your cheque (payable to Advantage) COLLECT FROM OUR STORE AT 56 BATH ROAD,CHELTENHAM OUR STORE IS PACKED OUT WITH BRAND NEW STOCK ? All Amiga Packs available from £349 ? External Drives and Hard Discs ? Upgrades and Ram Expansions ? Colour and Monochrome monitors ? A wide range of printers ? Loads of joysticks
* Hundreds of software titles ? New releases arriving daily I
SPECIAL OFFER: 100% GUARANTEED BLANK 3V DISCS
1. .....70p
15. ....
50. .... ..£13.95
10. ..£5.95 ..£25.95
100. ..£49.95 • With FREE disc bo* worth £8.95 COME
AND SEE EOR YOURSELF ¦ OR CALL OUR MAIL ORDER DEPT. We are
open 9am * 6pm Monday to Saturday.
RBONUS~mSCOUNJ-(coupon!
Bring this coupon to our store before 24 December and benefit from the following discounts:- SPEND £5 - £24 - GET £1 BACK SPEND £25 - £49 GET £2 BACK SPEND £50 - £99 - GET £3 BACK SPEND OVER £100 • GET £4 B ACK
* PLUS * CLAIM YOUR FREE ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE WITH ANY COMPt TF.R
PURCHASED!
ADVANTAGE PD PACKS Each pack contains 3 discs of popular tried and tested programs for the Amiga ? ARCADE CLASSICS Space Invaders, PacMan, 3D-Breakout. Bally II. Egyptian Run.
Triclops. Light Cycles. Mirror Wars. Battleship.
Lander. Asteroids. Block Off.
* AMIGA CHALLENGER Chess. Solitaire.
Backgammon, OXO, Multi-Level TicTacToe. Picture Puzzle. Othello, Klondike. Tetrix, Monopoly.
Shanghai. Five In A Line. NutHouse.
* AMIGA ADVENTURES featuring three full length adventure games -
Hack. Lam Dungeons & Dragons. Moira ? THE GRAPHICS PACK
featuring Drawing.
Rotating. Rendering. Computer Aided Design and Utilities.
? STAR TREK Amazing new version of this cult classic. Needs two drives and 1 meg memory.
Playable demo with great graphics and sound.
? THE MUSIC PACK 1 A large collection of sound effects and samples, new instruments for the CZ synths, MIDI utilities and songs.
? SOUNDTRACKER Make your Amiga more musical with this high quality program. Includes full instructions, songs and instruments.
* KERMIT & FRIENDS A selection of communicalions programs and
terminal emulators including Kcrmit himself.
* UTILITIES TOOLBOX We have selected whal we believe lo be the
best, most useful utilities for the Amiga
* HACKERS TOOLBOX Sector Editors. Archivers, Virus Killers.
Formalter. UnDelcte. Password Prolection and much more.
* LEARNING C A complete C compiler, and assembler plus loads of
tools and program source code.
* THE PROGRAMMERS PACK featuring Prolog. Forth.
Modula - 2, Lisp, Logo.
* WORD PROCESSING The best Amiga WP plus Spelling Checker with
Editor and Printer Driver Generator.
* HOME & BUSINESS featuring Database. Spreadsheet, VisiCalc. Home
Accounts, Banking. Home Inventory. Home Help. Mortgage. Mail
Manager. Hypertext Shell.
* THE DEMO PACK I The latest top quality demo programs
* THE DEMO PACK 2 Popular demo classics
* THE IIF.MO PACK 3 A selection of entertaining Music Demos ?
THE DEMO PACK 4 A further set of musical demos ? PICTURE SHOW
41 High quality hi-res slide show ? PICTURE SHOW 2 More hi-res
pictures to sec for yourself.
We also stock Atari computers, software. PD. PC’s. PCW's.
Sega and Nintendo consoles and game cartridges
* SON IX A large collection of ready-to-run tunes for the Sonix
music program (a commercial package) ONE PACK - £9.95 TWO PACKS
£15.95 THREE PACKS £21.95. FOUR OR MORE PACKS - £7.50 EACH.
INCL VAT AND POSTAGE.
ADVANTAGE (AF) 56 BATH ROAD CHELTENHAM GL53 7HJ. TEL 0242 224340.
Rick Dangerous II.
The Man in the Hat is Back uSSbbl ¦ &WSs$ * IN A FLASH !
College Foot Total P Z iu, tltlir More than T JOIN 77 just a mere titling program, Title Page can alao uie backgrounds from other paint packages and manipulate them to produce a complete screen image.
Titles A whole wealth of video titling and presentation features are on offer in Eschalon's all-new video titling package.
Title Page. ANDY STOIYEIt tests it to the full... I n simple terms, Title Page allows I you to generate and manipulate text before sequencing the results to form a slideshow. Although you could, for instance, simply annotate animations produced in Deluxe Paint III, the package really comes into its own when used in conjunction with a genlock. Over 40 graphic transitions (fades, mixes and wipes) can be scripted and text can be overlaid on live or recorded video to produce a range of titles limited only by the user's imagination.
But Title Page is good for far more than just fancy text. It’s also a paint package, graphics editor and animator all rolled into one.
Backgrounds imported from other paint packages are treated as brushes, so they can be modified with additional skewing, rescaling and stretching horizontally or vertically, before being filled or having effects such as shadow and depth added.
You can also adjust the justification, outline and even the angle of light illuminating an object.
As the usual mouse-driven cut, copy and paste commands found in all art packages are present, screen brushes can be quickly and precisely positioned and duplicated. A full complement of graphics tools is included to facilitate the fast production of bnes and shapes such as rectangles, efcpses. Parallelograms and the like.
Special Effects Once the required background has been composed from the wealth of tools on hand, various effects can be brought to bear Built-in effects include extrusion or depth, embossing and engraving - and you can customise your own using the effects editor and save them m libraries.
I Effects stored in RAM can be applied by hitting the function keys to which they were previously assigned, which allows instant trial-and-error testing.
If this weren't enough, all the above transformations can also be brought to bear on foreground text.
Initially fonts, styles, colour and spacing are chosen from the Typeface and Size lists before being treated to bold, italic and underline stylings.
These can then be picked up as brushes and treated to the same effects as the backgrounds. Also very ABOVE: The range off (onls on offffer is wide, which does much to increase the appeal off the titles. These static backgrounds demonstrate the shadowing efffects which can be applied (the scales in the top image and the cars in the lower one), but titles overlaid on moving video look a lot more impressive.
Handy is the small program Viewtext which allows you to display and print text files from within the program.
Transformers Perhaps the best part of the package is the TPMake component which acts as a scripting area for the slideshow program TPPIay. The latter uses up to 45 different display transitions to show IFF pictures in sequence and determine which screen format should be in operation for each image. Variable transitions between IFF screens include spirals, merges, shades, drips, stretches, checkerboards, splits, sweeps and slides.
Edit Extras At the heart of the package lies the EXT standard which underpins the Pattern Editor, Effects Editor and Dlist Editor. The Pattern Editor is a simple tool used to create and edit 16x16- pixel screen areas from a palette of up to 64 on-screen colours, while the Effects Editor offers treatment of effects elements. Both background and foreground brushes can thus be customised and the results saved out as IFF files.
The Dlist Editor allows you to create your own display lists so you can assign different colours to each of the Amiga's scanlines and further edit them with the kind of gradation, cycling and rainbow effects seen in all those innumerable demos. Yep, Title Page is even cool for producing the odd fancy demo.
Screen Scene Title Page offers HiRes and Interlace either on or off with manual adjustment of width and height so that titling areas can be precisely positioned over an genlocked video background. Overscan and interlacing in LoRes screens can also be brought in when you wish to transfer your work to film and video. In addition, test- card patterns and Colour Bar screens are also included so you can centre your screen for video work and adjust your monitor for perfect square screen rendition.
Conclusion The range of effects makes Title Page easily one of the best, if not the best, titling effects package on the market. Indeed, even if you have no use for a titling package per se, the stand-alone TPMake and TPPIay programs are worth the cost in themselves since all your favourite gallery art can be treated to a whole range of sequenced presentation with a great breadth of effects.
TITLE PAGE All Amigas ¦ extra RAM and storage advised ¦ £139 ? VAT ¦ Eschalon Developments, via Precision 081 330 7166 A trap so deadly that it has remained inviolate lor five centuries, so ingenious that it gently lures an intruder to a certain death, a trap worthy of Shankriya, the magician king, a tyrant and absolute ruler of vast lands.
The trap is set in a multi level labyrinth deep in the bowles of the earth and populted by creatures vile, vicious and venomous. Within it lay hidden the magic scrolls, source of Shankriya's power Only a very brave man, dexterous, with exquisite sense of timing, versed in martial arts and a flair for mixing potent magic potions, can ever hope to survive the infamous DEATH TRAP.
AMIGA & ST £24 99 ANCO SOFTWARE. UNIT 10, BURNHAM TRADING ESTATE, LAWSON ROAD, DARTFORD. KENT r C r TELEPHONE No 0322 92513 92518 FAX No 0322 93422 ww Christ mas U from Hi Soft 0 HiSoft Devpac I Assetibler Debiisger:
* Devpac has it all plus a lot morem ¦ sr Format, Dec aa
Consistently acclaimed as the Oest assembler development system
for the Amiga.
Devpac Version 2 is a complete package including Powerful, extremely fast assempier with macros, conditional assembly, include, optimisations local labels, multiple nunks. Producing execulable or linkable o p Advanced, multi-window symbolic debugger witn single-step, dynamic conditional breakpoints, full expression evaluator, disassembly 10 disk etc Integrated, fasi and easy-to-use editor so that you can create, assemble, debug edit, assemble etc. all without leaving the editor CLI versions are also included for those who have strong editor preferences y Fast Linker, standard 1.3
Include files and full documentation With lull technical support and constant improvement, Devpac has no rivals • most ol the top software houses who develop on the Amiga use Devpac - why don't you9 ? SAS Lattice C ver 5,18 New!: “...a very professional package" - Transactor May 89 Quite simply. SAS Lattice C 5 is Ihe best C system you can buy lor your Amiga Having sold more than 12.000 copies worldwide. Ihe package is used by professionals & hackers alike. Upgrades from version 5 Ox cos! £34.95 - send your master disks back y Powerful, enhanced C compiler with lull 68020 68030 68881 68882
support plus screen editor, faster linker, assembler, librarian, code profiler, disassembler & more y Advanced global opt miser which gives your programs performance improvements of up to 40% You can optimise for execution speea or program size y The CodeProbe source level debugger with 4 separate windows, allowing you to single-step through source code, set source line breakpoints, examine, modify and continuously monitor your C variables and much, much more - invaluable y Workbench 2.0 support and environment, AREXX support, C++-style comments SAS Lattice C 5 has improved ANSI compliance,
function prorotypmg. Is multi-tasking & reentrant. Has nearly 300 library (unctions and comes complete with lull lechnical supporl.
Hi 0 HiSoft BASIC Version i.85 with Extend: "HiSoft BASIC is an excellent choicem ¦ ST Amiga Format March 89 HiSoft BASIC is the answer to your programming prayers, an extremely fast, interactive, standard and easy-to-use system, used by many top software houses all over the world y Modern, structured programming with long Ifs. Multi-line functions, subprograms. REPEAT. DO. CASE, full recursion, local 8 global variables elc y No limits to your program size and no limits on tne size of any variable, memory permitting, plus the ability to link easily with C and assembler programs y Totally
interactive system with easy-to-use Intuition editor allowing mistakes to be corrected simply and quickly, substantially reducing development time y Extremely close compatibility with AmigaBASIC and Microsoft PC QuickBASIC 3 Complementing HiSolt BASIC HiSoft Extend is a comprehensive set of library routines lor IFF files, gadgets, menus, sub-menus, sound. HAM mode and more Normally costing £19.95. we are including this package, tor only C5 extra unlil 1 January 1991, if you use Ihe order torm below SpecifClrt'stmas Ofifer to Amipa Format Reader Jse the order form below to order any HiSoft
products and we will send you, totally free o‘ charge, an Amiga Starter Pack consisting of: a mouse mat with the Amiga ASCII character set, a stylish disk wallet holding up to 8 disks and 4 quality double-sided diskettes: a package worth over £14 if bought elsewherei Please rush me the following software together with my free starter pack tar prices nctude 15% VAT and postage and packing within UK Please phone for export details) High Quality Software The Old School. Greenfield Bedford MK45 5DE UK Tel: (0525) 718181 Fax: (0525) 713716 Signature.
I I Devpac Amiga * £59-95 D SAS Lattice C S-IO tz29-00 £84-95 I wish to pay by.
F~~] Cheque POs Q Access CD Visa [“I HiSott BASIC L-J «Extend Card No: Expiry Date- In these enlightened times just about everyone has at least some appreciation of what a word processor is - even if they don't know quite how to define one. For the uninitiated, here's a short resume.
Take a letter Miss Jones. To Amiga Format Reader, Amiga Format, Bath.
"Dear Reader, a word processor is the modern equivalent of a typewriter. The typewriter was first patented by one Henry Mill in the 18th Century, but the first practical design did not appear until 1867, when two Americans (Glidden and Sholes) sold the design to Remington. The first commercial electric typewriter (the real precursor to the word processor) did not appear until 1937 when IBM started producing them in earnest.
But it took another 13 years until the machines became widely available.
"A word processor has all the features of a typewriter. That is, it allows someone to construct a document in a typewritten form. In addition, it allows the easy correction of mistakes, the generation of a wide variety of layouts, and allows common templates to be stored for later retrieval and modification. They allow even inexperienced typists or writers to produce a professional, well-written document with the minimum of time and effort. Many modern word processors check spelling, offer alternative words (thesauruses), send personalised letters to hundreds of people (mail merge) and so
on.” Leaving Miss Jones to her manual typewriter, the word processing revolution has given us a bewildering ranges of options - and given birth to a lot of dreadful buzz phrases. Before looking at the current rash of word processors, it’s worth looking at some of the variations:
1) Basic word processor: Entry and correction of text, printing.
2) Advanced word processor: Advanced layout and basic WYSIWYG.
3) Document processor: With font options and better WYSIWYG.
4) Page layout system or Word Publisher: Simple desktop
publishing.
These four options do not represent all the possible levels, but rather are meant to give a basic idea of what to expect from a system. For instance, someone who only writes a very occasional letter to a favourite relative or government department would be crazy to invest in anything more than a very basic, and therefore very cheap, system.
Aspiring authors intending to write a book or do a lot of writing would be better off with an advanced word processor - one that includes at least a spelling checker - but would be foolish to buy a document processor or page layout system. Why?
Because the extra facilities slow
* A word processor is the modem equivalent of a typewriter. The
typewriter was first patented by one Henry Mill in the 18th
Century, but the first practical design did not appear until
1867, when two Americans sold the design to The cheapest
introduction to word processing comes from the masters of
budget software. At the price, MicroText can only be regarded
as a comparatively entry-level piece of software. On the minus
side there is no support for fonts and no on-screen formatting.
On the plus side, the package integrates with Anco's MicroBase
to form a simple but workable mail-merge.
It would be unwise to expect a spelling checker or thesaurus at this price, since just licensing one could add 50% or more to the cost.
Overall, MicroText has all the advantages of being useable, cheap, and good enough for simple applications. Anco claim that it was designed with children in mind, which gives some idea of the level of complexity.
It seems likely that children wi find it easy to cope with whereas aaits wd no doubt find it too Imtng.
With ever smarter graphics and presentation, the range of word processors is becoming quite bewilderingly large.
MARK SMIDDY checks the choices and picks the best.
Things down and cost more money.
Writers need to concern themselves with generating decent text, rather than deciding which font to use.
That's what typesetters and layout artists are for.
Students, scientists and even businessmen preparing complex reports, however, would probably find the facilities of even an advanced word processor too limiting. They will need the extra facilities provided by a document processor to get presentation of the highest quality. This is also true of page layout systems, because there are times when the report can be written on a simple word processor and the final tweaks - presentation and graphics - can be added in the page layout system.
When choosing a word processor, it is vital to pick the one which best fits your needs. The range of choice is actually quite good, especially considering that a simple word processor is supplied with the Amiga in the form of Notepad.
HERO? CBM AmlSMHy HESTER M2 5NS ¦ TEL: 061 832 6633 • FAX: 061 834 0650 ARI ST SCRIBBLE II Microsystems Software C49.95 Scnbb e is one of the old faithfuls, so its continued survival amongst such stiff competition as has appeared in recent years must say something.
Compared td recent competitors of similar price. Scribble II looks crude.
The user interface is quirky, the spelling checker is poor, the printing is limited to basic Amiga printer drivers and even on an 16Mhz Amiga 3000, speed is not its greatest asset.
Nevertheless, Scribble is almost as popular now as it was when it was first launched.
It is not usually wise to speculate on why one product succeeds where another - often a better one - fails.
Even the name Scribble hardly suggests awe-inspiring power. This impression of overt simplicity is probably the key to Scribble's success.
For all its rough edges, Scribble gets the job done and does so with the minimum of fuss.
For many jobs - writing letters, doing mail shots and almost everything Mr Average chooses to do on a word processor - Scribble can do it.
The mail merge facility is simple but efficient and integrates well enough with Organise, which comes from the same software stable.
OFFICE WRITE Gold Disk C 129.95 Office Write, previously known as Transcript, hardly had time to gain a following before being dropped as a separate item and bundled. Gold Disk's reason for including it in a pack is not clear until the strength of the competition is considered.
On its own, Transcript could be regarded as |ust another budget word processor, but added to the muscle of the other offerings in this pack it’s almost unbeatable in the home office stakes. £129.95 buys not just the word processor, but also DTP package Pagesetter 2, a complete flat-file database and the much-vaunted Advantage spreadsheet.
This effectively overrides the classic problem of defining where word processing stops and word publishing (or document processing) begins. Office Write (Transcript) is a simple and effective word processor suitable for many tasks. Where supreme quality, complex layouts, multiple fonts etc. are called for Office Page (Pagesetter II) is always at hand. The bonus to the user is speed when you need it most, for raw words. The 'word publishing' systems (Pro Write, Pen Pal and Kind Words) all trade speed for fancy graphics to some extent.
Taking account of the overall cost, the pack price may prove a little prohibitive, so it would be nice to have Transcript available as a standalone product. At its original selling price of under £40 it was an affordable and quite excellent product.
PROTEXT 4 Amor £99.95 Protext has just been released in Version 5 (see below), but even so Arnor have chosen to continue to produce and support Protext 4. Protext, as the name implies, is written by professionals, for professionals.
Proof positive that it can do the job - and do it well - is given by the fact that Protext's voluminous ring-bound manual was written entirely using the word processing package.
As for user-friendliness, Protext 4 simply isn't! The benign and friendly user interface offered by the vast majority of Amiga programs has gone, supplanted by a stark four- colour window adorned by a headband of confusing data.
However, once new users get the hang of things like multiple rulers, macros, programmable mail merge, or even just the odd way of moving through the text they will be left in an unfussy environment to get on with what they do best - writing. Many professional computer authors woiid be loath to use anything else.
Protext scores unequvocalty n two important areas: first, the size of a document is only limited by the available disk space. Few Amiga word processors can boast that. Second, and more important for anyone who does a lot of writing, it can spellcheck the whole doci nent in one go.
Protext takes the document in large chunks, sorts al the words, finds the suspect spefings and displays them ready for edrtmg. In practice, this speeds up spdkheckmg considerably over the normal method of finding a suspect speftng. Correcting it and only then moving on to the next one. Protext offers both methods, plus check-whrie-typmg mode.
Still confused about that headband? It’s where Protext keeps all the important information about the document status: size, markers, insert mode, page number and so on.
Incidentally, menus are supported by all Amiga versions of Protext, but for Version 4 at least, the keyboard short-cuts are usually faster*.
"Exrerts are not born.
• hewn Iron the bedrock of endeavour, ind the granite of
experience.
PROTEXT 5 Arnor C 149.95 The biggest improvement for Protext 5 is the timely inclusion of a new dictionary. The original 70.000-word spelling checker was usable but nothing special. The new version is licenced from Collins Proximity with legal and medical supplements from Merriam-Webster and contains in excess of 120,000 words.
TOP: Scribble is cheap, cheerlul and popular.
UPPER MIDDLE: Office Write comes as part of a great package.
LOWER MIDDLE: The all-new Protext 5 is swift and professional.
Uhen this deci I I started work on planned to constr referenced append thinf in one tuna hack space, the U the next two nont eventually breaki forcing Mastering Pur mg that na scripts and othe volimes, the firs found knowledge.
Iction to his ; : readers fail tiled to undrd ns text . Hoi ; also fail to| lend the neani ii'e true than SPECIAL This also accounts for the huge jump in price, but it was worth it. The phonetic look-up is arguably the fastest and most accurate around.
Better still, it can spot capitalisation errors Cengland' instead of 'England'), hyphenation, ellipses usage and even some contractions, like 'they're'.
Also new for this version are: some rather snappy commands for generating content and index listings; mulbple-file editing, with split screen ffa,.
I k.d CmvWtfl __|ttin* die whole 4 effort to claw ¦progressed over 1TkM»lf larsir - | deciding factor ow is.
_ into producing IjHsnEaal h ,i!”"" AT LAST!!
A PREMIER TRADE SUPPLIER COMES DIRECT TO YOU - THE PUBLIC!
R m o iii H O m 33 - o r m o 31 2" DISKS Large or small users - we have the prices for you!
SONY D S D D 135 tpi .95 each .00 each .50 each .95 each .30 each .95 each .50 each £15.95 £9.95 ..£6.50 £9.95 £9.95 £69.95 £12.95 £3.95 £7.90 £2.95 £1.95 ..£1.95 ..£5.95 ..£1.95 £2.95 £12.95 £7.50 £9.95 AMIGA XMAS CRACKERS NO NEED TO SHOP AROUND 4-*-V it-S*
R. R.P £679 Star LC-10 Printer ......£158.85
Star LC-10 Colour Printer ..£199.95 Philips
Colour Monitor £249.95 (ret. CM8833) 11 «
91 2 S.P plain 70 GSM Micro per paper Pack
100 ..£2.50
Pack
250 ..£3.95
Pack
500 ..£5.95
Pack
1000 £8.95
Pack
2000 .....£16.95
A saving of £190.00 | DISK DRIVES H SOUNDBLASTER | 31 2'
External disk drive for Amiga, Slimline design colour
co-ordinated throughport connector. 1 year guarantee ONLY
£59.95 n ONLY £38.95 ? * 1-, I-1 MICE |- .-1 lOY TIPK 1- i3
Amiga mouse, two button fully compatible 1 as replacement..
£19 95 Ju I O 1 IV rXO 9 Atari ST mouse, two button fully I
compatible
replacement ..£19.95 ¦
.neetan 1 0 .1 .vd 1
Quickshot III Turbo ...£9.95
Naksha ...£39.00
1 IBM
cordless ......£49.95
I KoT i Speedkmg .....£11.95 I Pro
5000 ...£13.95 "OMC MOUSE
DEAL" Replacement mouse + 1 Compettion Pro (auto
fire) ..£14.95 ONLY £22.95 CHEQUES AND P.O.'S
PAYABLE TO OMC LTD AND SEND | TO ADDRESS BELOW.
CREDIT CARDS SIMPLY TELEPHONE YOUR ORDER ON 0530 813591 (8 LINES) FAX 0530 813595 FOR OUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION zz TO ORDER Printer Stands (80 col) Printer Stand with tray Tilt n' turn monitor stands for Amiga ... Monitor Arms (fully ad|ustable with keyboard keeper) ... Data Switches (2-way serial or parallel) . Copy Holders (Thmgi III) .. A4
Desk Top Holder ... Mousemats (boxed 8mm) red, blue, grey . Mousemats 5mm packaged ... Mousebrackets ... Amiga printer leads .... 31 2' cleaning kits ..... Amiga Dust Covers ..... Amiga Screen
Filters ... Roll of 1000 3 1 2' labels ..... 1000 Tractor feed labels Fastrack II (attaches to side of monitor for easy swapping of diskettes)...£2.95 Keyboard Cleaner ..£2.95 50 s 100 s 400 s ...... 800 s ,.41p each...... 39p each...... ...,36p each...... £41.00 £156.00 £288.00 1200 s ..... . 35p each...... £420.00
MITSUBISHI 50's .. . 39p .....£19.50 . 38p . £38.00 400's
• 35p . ...£140.00 800's 1200
s ..... ...32p . ...30p .
£256.00 £360.00 All disks are PIN numbered and carry a 100%
quality control no quibble guarantee. Disk labels supplied 1 2
meg upgrade ... .. (without
clock) ....£34.95 1 2 meg upgrade (with
clock) ..£39.95 Features
include: ON OFF memory switch, auto-recharge battery backed
clock, 4 low power fastrams.
4 MEG RAM EXPANSION (POPULATED) Gives a total memory of 4,5 Mb 1 year warranty. No cables, soldering etc. Compatible with Fat or Fatter Agnes, fits in A501 slot.
100% compatible with all Amiga software RAM EXPANSIONS ACCESSORIES ONLY £299.95
* *: POWER SUPPLY Fully compatible replacement jj Power Supply
for Amiga 500 Amstrad DMF 2000 3000 QTY1 £2.90.
QTY5 £2.60...... QTY10 £2.20 Amstrad DMF
4000 ..... . £3.90. £3.60..... £3.20
Amstrad PCW 8256 8512 £3.50 £3.20 £3.00 Amstrad
PCW 9512 ..... £2 90 £2.60 £2.20
Brother HR15 20 25 35 .. Brother
Ml009 1109 .. Citizen
1200ASP10 .... £2.50. .....£3.90 .....£2.90.
£2.30...... £3.60...... £2.70...... £2.15 £3.20
£2.40 Epson MX FX80 85 800 . Epson
FX100 105 1000 . £2.90 £3.60. £2.70
£3.40...... £2.40 £3.10 Epson
LX80 86 .... Panasonic KXP 1080 81 82
£2.90 .....£3.90 £2.70...... £3.70...... £2.30 £3.20
otar ll- i u .. Star LC10 4
colour ...... .....L2.SJU. .....£5.90.
12.70...... £5.30 .£2.40 £5 00 PLEASE NOTE THAT
THIS IS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF OUR LARGE RANGE.
TELEPHONE 0530-813591 FOR PRICING ON OTHER RIBBONS NOT LISTED j~ 31 2' (10 capacity box) 'Slimpak' ......£0 31 2' (10 capacity box) see through Vision 10' ..£1 31 2' (40 capacity box) lockable disk storage box ......£3 31 2" (50 capacity box) lockable disk storage box .....£3 31 2' (80 capacity box) lockable disk storage box ....£4 31 2' (100 capacity box) lockable disk storage box ...£4 31 2' (120 capacity box) lockable disk storage box ...£6
31 2' POSSO stackable box (holds 150) ..... 31 2' BANX lockable stackable (holds 90) .. diskettes OMC All inclusive 1 (40 cap) lockable storage box price of l mousemat £489.00 inc. VAT 1 mouse 1 mouse bracket 1 joystick 1 Amiga dustcover PLUS the usual 4 great software titles PHONE FOR DETAILS ON CLASS OF 90 s PACK 50 watt 3-way speakers 3' woofer 2' mid range 1‘ tweeter power supply Mhnstructions £44.99 iflC VAT All disks boxes are anti-static, Amiga beige, contain keys, dividers and rubber feet (with the exception of 10's) COMPRISES: 500 Flight
of Fantasy Screengems 1 2 meg additional RAM upgrade 3 1 2' external disk drive 10 3 1 2' D S D D 135 tpi PRINTER RIBBONS OMC AMIGA STARTER PACK STORAGE BOXES BB THE ORIGINAL MEDIA COMPANY LTD j£ FVTZ - DEPT AF, MEDIA HOUSE, UNIT 14, ASHBY ROAD, 1 COALVILLE, LEICS LE6 2LA TEL 0530 813591 FAX: 05 30 813595 Trade a cs welcome. All prices include VAT. Corporate, education orders welcome. Personal callers welcome DEAL DIRECT = DEAL DIRECT ®
E. S. mail orde UK. All prices are fully Inc. of VAT + postage.
BA C.O.D. add £5.00. Overseas (software only) please ¦ ¦ add £2.00 per item. Payment: By phone quote your a Access Visa no. & expiry date. By post send ? Cheques Postal Orders to:-Enchanter Software r dPDt Oesign (mail order dept) 53, Danes Drive, A Hessle, N. Humberside, HU13 0BW M I Games Discount 1 Discount I Discount Price I Games Price | Books Price £2195 £16 87 AMIGA 30 Graphics Prog (abacus)...f 16 61 Amiga Bow inside 6 out (abacus) £17.06 PHOTOFIIlE ST & Amiga Digitising Service AWESOME . Advanced Tortical Fighter *.
BAT .. Botlie Command...., ..... Batliemastei ...... Betrayal . Billy Tin Kid____________________ Codcvei .... (orthoae Chaos Strikes Bock . Chtonidet Of Omega .... Corpwotion ...... Domain Doyi Of Thunder______________ Dragons Of Rome (AD4D) .. Erietminata ‘________________ F19 Stealth fighter at Of The Intruder' . Of Theaters ... Gremlins ?___________________ Immortal______________
Impetium____________ Judge Dtedd .... Kings Quest IV .. lost Ninja II . let s Tell Kmos Storin ‘ Loam_____________________________ lads Of Choos ‘ Lotus Turbo Challenge ’_______ Ml Tank Platoon Midnight Resistance .... Midwinter ... )v Python ’ . Nightoreed (action gome)... Nightbreed (The Movie) Operation Stealth ... Porodroid 90 ..... £24.79 Powermonger . £20 19 Kid Dangerous II ....118.27 1 abaca
7 £18.21 Kogue hooper . £21 36 STUN Banner .... £19 99 ihodow Of The Beast II £1831 Shooo. Worriors ..... £18 29 Shod Wave £21 IS Srmukrs £1988 £1398 £18.29 TNT £18.84 The Spy Rhe Lo»ed Me £16.89 The* fieat Hour £18 27 Tme Guar Jo- ¦ £18 29 Total terot ....£1943 UXS II ....£1995 UltmoV £18 20 Wmgs £18 29 Wolf Pock Not only do we digitise your pictures (up to A4 size) in any Amiga format or resolution, we send your pictures back to you as an auto-booting slideshow!
Over 1000 satisfied customers including Psygnosis (Shadow of the Beast) and KGB Studios (Heal Things).
£18.29 AMIGA D O 5 inside 8 out lobocusl £16.61 £1661 SI 7 48 Amiga Desktop Video lobaus) £18 29 Amiga Hoidwore Bel.
£24 69 Manuol (a w) . £18 29 Amgo BOM Ketnol Bel £16 89 Monuols (a w) each .. £16 89 1st 8 2nd Book of AMIGA £1463 (compute s) eoch ..... £21 95 Amiga Tricks & Tips (abacus) £21 95 £14 63 £2195 Artec C 68K Professional £19 43 0eluieVideo3_____________ £18 29 Dekue Productions_______ £21 50 Devpoc AMIGA V2 ... £19 92 fonlovision ... £2195 Home Accounts_______ £18 27 Power Windows ...... 21 95 Publishers Choice ______ Quarterback ..... Sculp' Annate 40 Jnr Ironscript .... £69 95 hue Basic -------------------- I Cod
Designer . £374 94 £892 42 AMIGA DOS Inside i Out (book). 1 2 £41119 Meg • Clock fiponsion. 80 capacity Disk £180 84 8 ” Mouse Mol. Oust (over i 10 £316 23 91** Dnks £86 00 all items £774 82 581 65 without erponsion £97 18 £25 00 without eiponsion 4 book £93 55 £97 50 AMIGA 3000 s CDTV s' available, most £194 91 items of softwore cony o 20% 25% £97 46 discount from B B P £20 85 £28 45 £15 26 £13 46 Discount Non-games Price £99 33 £63 96 £11196 £44 96 £31 96 £22 46 £59 80 £79 96 £4135 £87 20 £3196 £55 96 £9108 ...£16.95 Wonderland £17 93 £17 93 Hardware Discount 1 Price 1 ...£14 93
1 2 Mm vv Ooc* Almost 2000 mono IFF line art pictures on 7 disks! Ideal for DTP.
Deluxe Paint. Photon Paint. Pen Friend, animations etc. Hundreds of subjects covered! Available only from Photofile for Just £35.00 tt 69 3 MT Drives ham £17.95 A500 Games Pack ex £18 95 4 eitro gomes FK!
£3153 Ammo 2000 s ham £18 98 Amiga 500 Gomes Pock £2134 *1 2 Meg ... £23.50 Amiga ITOnce * £18 29 AMIGA Hotd Drives ham £16.86 Commodae 1084s MonrW £15 72 Genlocks from .
£17 97 Modems from £17 99 Printers from £18 29 5 onn*rs from..... £18.29 Video Digitisers horn AMIGA STARTER PACKS Digitising costs • £1.75 per colour picture and £1.25 per b&w. Picture. HAM. Hallbrite. Lo-res. High-res.
Interlace or Overscan if required.
Please add £3.00 per order for setup, disk and P&P.
Send £3.00 lor our demo disk of digitised images or an SAE for our advice and information sheet.
Please make cheques P.Os payable to Photofile.
PO Box 503. Headington. Oxford, OX3 STL Phone (0865) 742182 for enquiries or Access Visa orders.
Gmphl ‘* Ihmsr :t ( ('oIIIiiwimnI Ko.itl llmdmgiun. Oxford Please allow 10 workings days lor delivery. Chegues subject to cleoronce Stock items sent withm 24 hrs.' items dispatched on release Enquiries orders. Tel: (0482) 646167 answer phone service between 7 30pm 4 9 Ooom full range of Amiga. S T. 4 PC. Hardwore softwore peripherols ovoiloblo. Pikes subject to change without notice, correct at time of press.
SOFTMACHINE Peripherals Books Amiga Hardware SOFTWARE Adv Amiga Basic
• Adv Sys Prog Guide
• 30 Grach Prog Basic Amiga Applications......
• Assam Lang Prog..... Amiga Basic Inside & Out Amiga C tor Adv.
Prog.... Amiga C tor Beginners ... Amiga DOS
Amiga DOS Inside 8 Out Amiga DOS Quick Ret Amiga DOS Ret Gde
Amiga Desktop Video..... Anwga Desktop Video Gde £18 45
• Desk Doves Inside 8 Out ..£27.95 Anwga tor Beginners £12.95
• GoeGra Sound Comm £17.45 Anwga Gra InskJe 8 Out £32.45
• Mardwa’e Ret Man £2195 Anwga Mach Lang Guide £21 95 A-wga
Machine *ang £14 95
• UcrosokBas P-og Gde £18 45 ’ P-og KandBoo Voi ’ £24 95
- Pmg Mandboow Vol 2 £23 95 Anwga P-og Gde Coe-cute £17 45 Anwga
Prog Gde 'Aeoer £20 45
• ROM kemei Rer Ma- me £28 55
• RCM Kem* Re U*- Ut £29 95 Anwga Sys P-og GjOs £3295 Anwga
Tncks anc Tips. £ta95 Becomwig ar A-iga Arnsr £'6 45 Begnners
gude to Anwga £16 95 Computes'st Boc* of £1695 Compiles 2nd
Book of £16.95 Edemerwary Anwga Basic £14 95 tnsida Anwga
Grapfwcs Inside the An ga wkh C Kids 8 the Anwga .... Mappmg me
Anwga Prog Guda to Amga £18.95 £32.45 £18.45 £16.95 £14.45
£18.95 ..£32.45 ..£18.45 £14 95 ..£18.45 £8.95 £14.95 £18.45
£369 99 £539 99 £369 99 £259 99 £89 99 £279 99 £59 99 £24 99
£34 99 £244 99 £169 99 £21499 £249 99 £69 99 £11999 £44 99
£21999 £112 50 £9 50 £434 99 £2$ 4 99 £97 50 £187 50 £479 99
£196 99 £104 99 £144 99 £244 99 £359 99 £164 99 £29 99 £29 99
£79 99 £7499 £34 99 £67 50 £22 50 £34 99 £6 99 £10 99 £1299 £5
99 £7 99 £1999 A500 Batman Pack A500 Class ol the 90's A500
Fight Ot Fantasy 108AS Colour Montoc AtOtt Disk Dnve A590 20Mb
Hard Drive A50t Ram EipCtOCk A520 MoOulator AI352 Mouse Ph*es
8833 Mon.iror StarLC-tO Star CC-10 Colour Star LC24 10 Cumana 1
Mb 3 5* Dnve Cumana 5 2S- Dnve 0 5 Mb Ram EjgCkx* Hitachi
Camera • »ns Dgrnew 4 Vo Anwga CotOUfDC TgjiQ Handy Scanner
Rendate 8802 Gertock Cherry A3 Tat** Podscat 12* 112* tablet
Designer Modem ..... Linnet Modem . Lrtiet
1200 Modem Unnet 2400 Modem , WS 4000 Modem ... Mu*
Master interlace Omega Midi interface AM AS
.. Futuresound Maslersound
...... Perleci Sound ... Contriver Mouse
Optical Mouse ... 1(5* Sony Bulk 3 5* 10 * Sony
MFD2 DD 10 * TDK MF2DD 3 5* 3 5* 40 Cap Lockable Bo.
3 5* 80 Cap Lockable Bo* 3 5* 150 Cap Posso Bo.
Utiliites TV Text Prof £104 95 Video Genenc Master £54 95 Video Titter £85 95 Video Wipe Master £54 95 X CAD Des ner £86 95 Zoetrooa £74 95 Word Processing E*cafl«nca2 Kind Words 2 £132 50 £35 95 Pan Pal---------- Protert VS_____________ Pro WnteV.3 Scrbbia Platinum Transwnte _______________ Word Perfect £104 95 £102 50 £102 50 £4150 £32 50 £176 95 Databases AcquMOht 3 ... £16995 Prodata Suoerbase Person* Suoerbase Person* 2 Suoerbase Profession* £56 95 £42 50 £69 95 £169 95 Spreadsheets Aovantage DG Cate K-Soreao 2 Sooerota-r £79 95 £27 95 £42 50 £69 95 Languages Comrlami Etc
Disney Anim Studio p ease i V2.5 Quarterback Superback X-Copy X-Copy • Hardware 30 Professor* ArvnapC Can do Come Seder Come Seder C*p An De»_i® Pam in Deluxe Photoab Dek.«e P-r n Dex*«* « oec m Bach lo the Future n Days o* Thunder Shadow of the Beast " Nghttxeed Dafuia Pawn n BAD £32 50 BBC Emulator £39 95 Cafiigrapher £67 95 Oskmaster £39 95 Oos» Dos V4 £28 95 Dos 2 Dos £2995 Gomf V3 £27 95 inter change £39 95 Kara Fonts £46 95 Digcalc 3 mc Cad graphics DeskTop Pubushwg] God Cxw Office Dageseder v2 Page«rear_________ Pro«es$ ton* Page C04 95 £*9 95 £'27 95 £•59 95 PP Oullkw
fonts ...... GO Type Decorative GOType Des n* GO Type Pubksher GO Type Voeo PP Structured Clc Art PP Tempates .* .. £104 95 £32 50 £32 50 £32 50 £32 50 £35 95 £35 95 Procjpe______________________ . £20.95 Music Audio Master 3 Bars and Pipes .. Defu*e Music Dr Is Copiest App Dr Ts Copiest DTP Dr Ts KCS Dr Ts MRS ..... Dr Ts Tioer Club ..£57.50 £184 95 £54 95 £72.50 £184 95 £229 95 £47.50 ..£79.95 Instant Music ..£19.95 Music X ..... Quartet ...... Sonu .. ..£74.95 £35 95 ..L4t |
Communications BBS PC GP Teim. .. K-Comm 2 Ruby Comm £9'5C £5“ 5C £34 96 £34 95 Accounts Deki*e Pa«m II & Deluxe Pnnt II Prownte 2 5 Info Fite lOttanhOahs ise nog £137 50 £54 95 £39 95 £41 95 £1695 £26 95 CAD Graphcs Anmatwn €394 95 €54 95 €101 95 €39 95 €1750 €59 95 €54 95 €36 95 €74 95 €62 95 €54 95 €33 95 RING €32 50 €81 50 €39 95 €69 95 €81 50 €29 95 €39 95 €104 95 €193 50 €47 50 €27 50 €57 50 A1500 with 1Mb Rant 10MSMoorto»
* atmum Works Datuia Part ill Poputout. S8TT9 c*ty Batna Chaw
Thaw Hour A 2 of Computer Jergon Getting the Most iwn your
C1050.99 AMCS A R«a _ Argasr A ecCDe ooer Anec C P tesscrva
Benchmark Modua 2------ B*rcmaf« Ovanes Devpac
2------------------- GFA Base V3 Compiler GFA Basic V3
interpreter H«oft Bas .._ Hsoft Extend
... K-Seka Assembler .... Lathee C
V5 .... lattice C* ? .... £35
95 £32 50 £42 50 £199 95 £11295 £137 50 £72 50 £43.50 £22 95
£39 95 £56 95 £1595 £34 95 £17495 £259 95 Dgh D maia 3 neeos a
Osney A-vm Studc ntroCADPka Move Seder Page Fi«er. F X Paga
Rendar 3D Photon Paint 2
PlXmaia ... Profess*onal Draw V 2 Pro Video
Pius The D*reclor The Director's Toolkll TV Show V 2 RUF Honda.
Shu«e Puck C Tower of BaDai Mtaopvoaa Soccer Only C25 • £1695
£2450 £1595 £20 95 £23 95 Softmacmm Starter Pack Deluxe Mouse
Mat Ta«xad Dual Covar Drive Heed CLEANER 10 TDK MF2DO Disks 80
Cap Lockabia Storage Box Only €20 * An ga in Title Please ring
for prlc«a avallabfllTy on any hardware sottware peripberaIs
not listed. (Full prlca list on request) Cashbook Combe
Cashbook Control* Final Accounts Home AccortJ Small Bus*nees
a*x Car Small BuVeu Acc m Sma» Busm Act js Syssem 3 5C £34 95
C* 95 C 95
• :« s: 95 £*MS: 1£34 95 Please make cheques postal orders
payable to SOFTMACHINE. All items subject to availability.
All prices include VAT & UK Delivery All prices subject to change without notice E.&O E. SOFTMACHINE Dept. AMF 12, 20 Bridge House, Bridge Street, Sunderland SR1 1TE. Telephone: 091 385 7426 Whan purchased wilh any AmtQa computer Ofler limtlad lo 1 Power Starter Pack pa' Amiga po'chasad „A L, Ron Hubbard nidt in interesting observation in part of his introduction to his study of Dianetics. In essence what Hubbard says is this: readers fail to grasp the weaning of uhat is written because they failed to undrestand the weaning of one of the words in the preceding text. However, it stem Hubbard
overlooked sowething, readers also fail to garsp a concept or idea because they failed to comprehend the weaning of the concetp that gave ryse to it. Nowhere is this wore true than in specialist subjects like cowuting.
T lr .X&ratoafc an itsrtranj ebsermst in sac sfhs nrotan tshs study . GfDiacncs. In essence vhx Hubbard saysinlns: readers , r . M » gap S* bo®! Of , ( . JwteiiTOtm ' became ffleyfaied
o understand ie zcinn::::fAt oords z it preeting tsc However,:
seeas Hubbard overbakeosoBecnj readers also fan a grasp a
ocaeept or idea because fzilcfl *o ccnyrchend it cf the
::r.:ep-s iargave nseai Nownerss is tore Troian i specair
subjects fc iction to his ; : readers fai tiled to undi'e ncf
text . Ho ; also fail to lend the neani ii'e true than SPECIAL
feature; ARP file selector (at last); and a timed save
facility. Last, but not least, the printer drivers get (yet
another) update. The new ‘intelligent' versions of the drivers
allow everyone to get the best from their printer by selecting
the correct font and style from an accessible menu.
WORDPERFECT 4 WordPerfect Corp CN A Being American in origin, WordPerfect has not been well received in the UK.
Like Protext, it takes much of its features and functionality from its PC origins. Amiga folk have come to expect all-singing, all-dancing applications that look great. Rather like Protext, WordPerfect looks a little HlKtndHouds - kindorbi !¦:» a a. Smartness and slickness of presentation is the hallmark of the ‘new breed' of word processors, often called word publishers because they have some of the features of a desktop publishing system. Being able to import, shape and resize pictures is important, as is the ability to run text round the illustrations to make odd shapes.
RIGHT and BELOW TOP are examples of the fairly basic work offered by KindWords.
BELOW MIDDLE and BELOW BOTTOM: the hogher price of Pen Pal is repaid not only in ease of use, but also by the sophisticated handling of graphics and clever text flowing.
Observation in part of study of Dianetics. In says is this: readers fa what is witten becaus the meaning of one of =i aioi laiei staid. Unlike Protext, however, it does not enjoy the backing of the ‘popular' computer press - and in this respect it has suffered.
By way of putting the record straight, like Protext, WordPerfect is designed with professionals in mind.
It is fast, powerful and hideously complex. Like Protext, WordPerfect can seem about as friendly as a rabid, cornered rat. Experienced users and anyone willing to plough through the masses of documentation, on the other hand, will find it extremely powerful and remarkably intuitive.
For immediate needs - write, spell, print - WordPerfect is far from ideal since the system takes time to get used to. Before attempting to write anything more than a very simple letter, at least four or five hours should be set aside to get to grips with some of the multitude of features. Writers will find WordPerfect's spelling checker, and especiajly its thesaurus, a real boon.
The checker consistently offers the widest choice of alternatives.
Similarly, the thesaurus offers the widest choice of words in a very organised fashion. It’s so good, in fact, there is a danger of following every hypertext-like lead just because they are there. WordPerfect is an excellent professional tool, which is reflected in the price, but beginners should leave it alone.
WORD PUBLISHERS KINDWORDS The Disc Company £49.95 KindWords is the cheapest true document processor for the Amiga, has the lowliest overall specification and has been largely superseded - in terms of pure performance - by recent offerings like Pen Pal and Prowrite. However, low cost also implies affordablity.
The checker is excellent and consistently offered the same alternative phonetic spellings as Protext 5.
KindWords also scores over Protext by having a Thesaurus with 470,000 synonyms, while its other competitor Prowrite can only refer to 300,000 synonyms. Only?
That’s the good news. The bad news is that even for the smallest of documents KindWords is incredibly slow. Even running under Workbench
1. 3 on an Amiga 3000 it was sluggish. Printing quality is
claimed to be enhanced using the Superfonts feature, but
these were a disappointment using a simple 9-pin (Star LC-10)
and the range of font options limited to those supplied with
the package.
KindWords is a brave attempt to make a user-friendly word publisher with some very powerful features, yet keep the price under £50. It would have succeeded if it were about ten times faster and could use Amiga fonts. For pure word processing it's usable and easy to get to grips with.
As a word publisher it falls several grades short of the required mark.
PEN PAL Softwood Inc. C1 29.95 Anyone paying over £100 for a single piece of Amiga productivity software expects to get something special and, without beating around the bush, this is very special. This review was compiled without referring back to the extensive documentation once: Pen Pal's strength is that it leads the new user through every function without over-complication.
For instance, along each side of the screen is a set of document tool icons: graphics drawing, show page, drawing colour and so on. As the pointer passes over each tool, a miniature help bar describing its function appears as part of the mouse pointer sprite! Similarly, when Pen Pal is busy the pointer changes to a sliding bar animation showing how much time the program expects the operation to take.
Another strength is the graphics import. Pen Pal can import almost any standard IFF picture file including HAM and even hi-res HAM. Once the picture (or brush) is loaded, text can be flowed around the contours of the Feature Packed Action and Strategy As a Carthagian hero you must not only repel Roman invasion by successful troop strategy but also maintain your armies' ever-waning supplies by running the gauntlet on your chariot to deliver much-needed money.
PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Survey the detailed North African landscape and zoom in on your troops to administer strategy. Decide which of your armies needs a cash injection then grab the reins for a mind-boggling first-person-perspective 3-D chariot race to deliver the money . . .
Strategy and arcade action superbly combined to give you a taste of ancient history so real you can almost smell the elephants!
Screen shots from the Amiga SEEING IS BELIEVING PUBLIC WE GET BIGGER BECAUSE
M. D. Office Supplies would like to apologise to all its
competitors in this magazine. We shall be offering direct to
the public GENUINE SONY DISKETTES at prices which are simply
unbeatable.
JUST LOOK AT THESE UNBEATABLE OFFERS DSDD 135TPI DISKS £44.95 DSDD 135TPI DISKS £84.95 DSDD 135TPI DISKS £164.95 100 GENUINE SONY 200 GENUINE SONY 400 GENUINE SONY 800 GENUINE SONY _ DSDD 135TPI DISKS £324.95 1000 GENUINE SONY DSDD 135TPI DISKS £379.95 These diskettes come in Sony outers to prove authenticity so you can be 100% certain you are getting the real thing at such LOW, LOW PRICES.
Buy with complete confidence this is the real thing GENUINE 100% CERTIFIED SONY DISKS.
WHY risk your data on cheapo diskettes when you can have what is probably the best diskette in the world at these UNBEATABLE prices?
Each diskette is supplied with label and there are NO HIDDEN extras such as postage etc. The price you see is the price you pay. PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST QUOTE AF SONY OFFER WHEN ORDERING SO WE CAN GIVE PRIORITY TO YOUR ORDER.
To take advantage of this VERY LIMITED OFFER call our telesales hotlines now.
RING 0689 61400 ORDERS BY POST TO:
M. D. OFFICE SUPPLIES,
v. o 18 CRESCENT WAY, :ARNBOROUGH, KENT, BR6 9LS DO NOT DELAY -
ORDER TODAY (All offers subject to availability - E O.E.)
APOLOGY YOU THINK WE ARE BETTER For our regular customers and
those of you who are thinking of trying us here are some
sensational offers on our own brand of diskettes
3. 5" DISKS & BOXES 35 DSDD 135TPI with 100 Capacity Lockable
Storage Box .£21.95 45 DSDD 135TPI
with 100 Capacity Lockable Storage
Box .£27.95 55 DSDD 135TPI with 100
Capacity Lockable Storage Box .£32.95
65 DSDD 135TPI with 100 Capacity Lockable Storage
Box .£38.95 75 DSDD 135TPI with 100
Capacity Lockable Storage Box .£42.95
100 DSDD 135TPI with 100 Capacity Lockable Storage Box
.£49.95 150 DSDD 135TPI with 2 x 100 Capacity Lockable
Storage Boxes ..£69.95 200 DSDD 135TPI with 2 x 100 Capacity
Lockable Storage Boxes ..£79.95 Our 3.5 disks are VERY
CAREFULLY SELECTED to give UNQUESTIONABLE RELIABILITY and
VALUE FOR MONEY. Each diskette is certified 100% error free,
lifetime warrantied and supplied with labels.
COLOURED 3.5" DSDD DISKS These diskettes are very useful for colour coding files, programs, etc., etc., or allocating colours to people. By popular demand we re-introduce them.
25 Rainbow 3.5 DSDD plus deluxe storage box ......£17.99 50 Rainbow 3.5 DSDD plus deluxe storage box ......£34.99 75 Rainbow 3.5 DSDD plus deluxe storage box ......£49.99 100 Rainbow 3.5 DSDD plus deluxe storage box ......£62.99 Supplied in packs of five colours i.e. orange.
ACCESSORIES 100 capacity lockable storage box £7.95 250 capacity (stackable box) for 3.5, locks together, horizontally or vertically ...ONLY £17.95 10 capacity library cases 5 FOR ONLY £4.75 Tilt 'n' Turn monitor stands ......£12.95 Deluxe mouse mats £2.95
3. 5 disk drive head cleaner £2.95
Universal printer stands .....£6.95
Amiga slimline disk drive .£64.95 BULK
BUYERS We cater for every need and for all you BULK BUYERS our
massive buying power enables us to offer our superb media at
the following unbeatable prices: 250 DSDD 135TPI... £90.00
1000 DSDD 135TPI. £295.00 500 DSDD 135TPI..£170.00 1 500 DSDD
135TPI £449.00 750 DSDD 135TPI .£250.00 2000 DSDD 135TPI
£580.00 These diskettes are far in excess of A.N.S.I.
standards so you can be sure you are getting the very best
product money can buy. As always we absolutely guarantee it.
We also stock a full range of 5.25" diskettes and high density in both formats. As ever we offer the best possible product at the best prices possible . Please ring for details PRICE & QUALITY GUARANTEE
M. D. Office Supplies prides itself on offering the HIGHEST
QUALITY products at what we believe to be the best possible
prices. Our guarantee is simple. In the unlikely event you can
find a COMPARABLE product advertised anywhere in this magazine
at a lower price DO NOT HESITATE give us a call because we
will not match that price WE WILL BEAT IT- WE ABSOLUTELY
GUARANTEE IT.
THE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY REMEMBER Education and Government orders welcome Somewhere in the desolate and freezing wastes of the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Kola Peninsula, a Soviet battle fleet is lurking, ready to pounce on its prey.
As NATO Task Force Commander you must deploy your fleet of submarines, ships and aircraft to locate, engage and defeat the Kremlin’s finest.
£ USSR Produced by LARRY BOND the Naval Analyst. HARPOON portrays the superpower’s final confrontation. Now it's up to you.
- v u. With graphics that make everything else look like finger
painting and an arsenal of weaponry that comes up to your
armpits. HARPOON'S non-stop action, relentless intensity and
chilling responsibility will leave you gasping THE WORD
ACCORDING TO SPELLING CHECKERS Everyone makes typos - theat's
tysping mistooks, to the uninitiated - so to ensure that none
ot the checkers got an unfair advantage, two tests were
devised. The lirst test took the first option offered by the
guessing facility when a suspect word was flagged. At the end
the summary percentage of accuracy was calculated and entered
In the comparison chart.
In a second test a series of words were introduced with deliberate errors. These were Incorrect vowel, transposed letters, missing consonant, incorrect use of lower case, phonetic spelling, missing vowel sound, incorrect use of contraction (apostrophe missing), missing hyphen. Two percentages were calculated from this list. First, the percentage of words offered incorrectly. Secondly, the percentage of words baffling the checker (in other words, no alternative spelling was ottered).
To calculate the final score, the two percentages In the second test were subtracted from the percentage "hit rate" from the first test. This gives an overall score which separates the men from the boys. These values appear here and in the summary table elsewhere in this feature. These are just typical values calculated from a random set of words. Using a different set of words, WordPerfect could supplant both Protext and KindWords. Like all statistics, these should only be used as guidance - never as gospel.
A% B% C% D Protext 5 89 0 6 83 Kindwords 2 90 0 13 77 WordPerfect 85 0 25 60 Pen Pal 84 19 6 59 Office Write 92 13 25 54 Protext 4 85 19 19 47 Prowrlte 81 ' 13 25 43 Scribble 2 78 13 31 34 Score key A: Percentage accuracy of phonetic check B: Percentage ot words contusing the checker - no alternative found C: Percentage of words offered incorrectly - no correct alternative D: A-(B+C) The following paragraph demonstrates just how good (or bad) some spelling checkers can be. Spelling checkers can only find words which already exist In their dictionaries, but the guessing feature is the nub of
this little gem.
There is at least one simple mistake none of the spelling checkers could spot, though - see if you can - because while the word Is correctly spelt, it’s the wrong word! This test reinforces the argument that there’s no substitute tor reading carefully the printed version of what you wrote. Always edit on a draff quality hard copy BEFORE committing It to letter quality or incorporating graphics.
THE ORIGINAL
L. On Hubbard made an intiresting observashun in part of his
introdcutlon to his study of Dlanetics. In escence what
Hubbard says is this: readers fail to grasp the meenlng of
what is rttten because the failed to understand the meenlng ot
one of the words In the preseeding text. However, it seems
Hubbard overluked somethin, readers also tail to grasp a
consept or idae becos thay failed to comrpehend the meenlng of
the concepts that gave ryse to it. Nowhere is this more tru
than In speshultst subbjects like computin.
BELOW: Graphics import in Prowrite is less powerful than Pen Pal, but the cleaner presentation of the user interface will be preferred by some.
PROTEXT V4
L. on Hubbard made an Interesting observashun in pan of his
Introduction to his study of Diabetics. In essence what
Hubbard says is this: readers fail to grasp the meaning of
what is rotten because the tailed to understand the meenlng of
one of the words In the preseeding text However, it seems
Hubbard overluked something, readers also fan to grasp a
concept or idea becos hay failed to comprehend the meaning of
the concepts that gave rye to it. Nowhere is this more try
than in speshulist subjects Ike computing.
PROTEXT 5
L. On Hauberk made an interesting observation In part of his
introduction to his study ot Adenitis. In essence what Hauberk
says is this: readers fail to grasp the meaning of what Is
written because the failed to understand the meaning of one of
the words In the presiding text However, it seems Hauberk
overlooked something, readers also fail to grasp a concept or
idea bodes than tailed to commorient the meaning ot the
concepts that gave rise to It. Nowhere Is this more true than
In specialist subjects like comptAmg.
KINDWORDS 2
L. On Hauberk made an interesting observation in part ot his
introdcutlon to his study of Adenitis. In essence what Hauberk
says is this: readers fail to grasp the meaning of what is
written because the failed to understand the i uii nuuu ict
ion to his : readers fai tiled to undr»e ns text. Ho i also
fail to tend the neani i*e true than SPECIAL image with ease,
though with large images this can take some time.
Mail merge freaks will find the built-in database a real breeze. It's a very simple flat card database with few fancy features, but more than sufficient for jobs which require a mailshot facility.
Professional writers will find the package easy to use and fast enough
- if a little too cute - but document size is limited by
available memory.
The spelling checker is adequate, with the added bonus that the program will calculate a readability index for you - this article, for instance, has a readability index of 12.27, suitable for someone with a college education. There is little to fault Pen Pal and it deserves to do well.
Prowrite is (by a short head) the most expensive word publisher for the Amiga. Protext 5 and WordPerfect cost more but they are aimed at a different market altogether. At first glance, it could almost be confused with KindWords, yet it’s everything KindWords should be but isn't.
Furthermore it lacks the cute features found in Pen Pal. This should not be viewed as belittling Prowrite. Far from it, this cleanliness should win it favour Buy with confidence from one of the longest established ’ companies in Ihelr field, with a reputation for good service and prices. We have invested heavily in a computer system lo enable our Telesales staff to provide up-to-the-minute slock intormalion. Coupled with highly efficient order processing. Our fully equipped Workshop enables us to carry out almost any repair on our premises. We feel sure that you , ' on t be disappointed il you
choose Evesham Micros. .
Ct AMIGA ft V SPECIAL DEALS V Wordwright (w processor) Nigel Mansell s Grand Prix Better Dead than Alien Super Huey All our A500 Packages ?“k include the following : laaT™' Goldrunner Jaws Leatherneck Deleon 5 Karate Kid II High Steel Battle Squadron Night Walk Amiga 500 512K SCREEN GEMS Pack Includes Night Breed’, The Beast 2', 'Back to the Future 2’, 'Days ot Thunder', 'Deluxe Paint 2’ and TV modulator ...E 379.00 Amiga 500 1MB Screen Gems Pack includes our 512K RAM upgrade with clock fitted £409.00 Amiga 500 512K Screen Gems Pack With Drive includes our 3' ,’ External
Drive £430.00 Amiga 500 1MB Screen Gems Pack With Drive features our 512K RAM upgrade plus our 3Va" External Drive ....£465.00 Amiga 500 1MB CLASS OF THE 90 s Pack includes A501 512K RAM Upgrade.
TV Modulator, 8 software titles, 10 Disks, Mouse Mat, Video Tape and more ...£549.00 Amiga 500 1MB CLASS OF THE 90 s Pack With Drive includes our 3'!, External Drive £600.00 AMIGA ACCESSORIES Philips CM8833 colour monitor inc. cable £249.00 Vidi-Amiga video digitiser package .£95.00 Vidi-Chrome colour accessory lor above £16.00 Vidc-RGB splitter accessory unit lor VIDI £59.95 MiniGEN Genlock Adapter £95.00 KCS Power Board PC emulator package £289.00 5' External Floppy Drive 40 80 track switchable (360 720K) with throughport...
£99.00 Naksha Mouse Package (also compatible with Atari ST and Amstrad PC) ...£28.95 TnjeMouse superb quality replacement mouse.
Excellent value tor money £ 17.95 Kickstart 1.3 Upgrade pack ......£29.95 Amiga Replacement Power Supply Unit (Genuine Commodore Amiga Type) £39.95 Amiga A500 Dust Cover ..£ 4.95 RAM UPGRADE AMIGA A500 SOLDERLESS RAM UPGRADES ONLY £37.95 including VAT & delivery COMMODORE A590 HARD DRIVE Good quality Commodore Hard Disk unit. Including its own PSU and built-in cooling tan. Features sockets for up to 2Mb of on-board FASTRAM expansion (see below). 80ms Access time, with up to 2.4Mb sec transfer rate. Autoboots when
used with Kickstart 1.3. A590 Hard Drive (20Mb) ..E 289.00 40MB A590 Hard Drive Specially upgraded model for only £409.00 A590 RAM UPGRADES Upgrade Kit comprising ol D RAM FASTRAM IC s. We will til the upgrade free ol charge when bought with an A590.
A590 512K RAM Upgrade kit £31.95 A590 1Mb RAM Upgrade kit ....£59.95 A590 2Mb RAM Upgrade kit ....£99.95
1. 5MB RAM BOARD PHILIPS 15" FST TV MONITOR (MODEL 2530) With Its
dsdicstsd monitor Input, this model combines the »dvantages of
a high quality medium resolution monitor with the convenience
of remote control teletext TV - st sn excellent low price I ?
Ful Infra red renxxt c«no ? SC ART InpuVOutput Connector ?
Audio Composite Vdeo Inputs ? FASTEXT Teielexi ? 60 TV uner
presets l ? Headphone private Waning |*9 ONLY £269 price
includes delivery * A Fully populated board Increases the
total RAM In an Amiga 500 to 2MB !
A Plugs Into the trapdoor expansion (as with 512K unit) and connects to GARY chip A Includes Auto-recharglng Battery Backed Real-Time Clock A Socketed FASTRAM Ics tor accommodating up to 1.5 MB RAM Unpopulated RAM Board with Clock-£39.95 RAM Board as above, with 512K FASTRAM Installed _ £59.95 RAM Board as above, with 1 Mb FASTRAM Installed £74.95 RAM Board as above, fully populated, with liUb FASTRAM Installed-----£89.95 N 8 The expansion board Requires Kickstart 1.3 to operate -
• jCTKarl 1.3 Upgrade available from us lor £ 29.95 512K
RAM CLOCK UNIT FEATURES : A Direct replacement for the A501
expansion A Convenient On Oft Memory Switch A Auto-recharging
battery backed real-time Clock A Compact unit size : Ultra-neat
design A Only 4 low power consumption FASTRAMs 512K RAM
Expansion also available without clock for only £32.95 Star
LC10 lop-selling 9-pln
printer .£159 00 Star LC10 Mk II
improved speed i60 44cps .C199.00 Star LC200
replaces LC10 colour, features bottom feed option and push
pull tractor. I80 45cps £209 00 Star LC24-10 24 pin. Excellent
value ..... C239 00 Star LC24-200 Improved version of
LC24-10 200 67cpS bottom feed option and push pull tractors
...... £249 00 Star LC24 200 Colour version ot above
LC24-200 £209 00 Star FR-10 9pm 300 76cpS 10 NLQ loots
.. £369 00 Star FR 15 as FR-10. Wide carnage
.. ... £429 00 Star XB24 10 24pm; 4 SLQ. 25 LO
fonts .... £429 00 Star LC15 wkJg carnage
vers of LC10 £299 00 Star LC24-15 wide
carriage vers of LC24-10 £369 00 Star
Laserprinter 8.
8ppm 300dpi £1329 00 Olivetti
DM1OOS 9 pin primer 200 30cps pnee includes 1 year on-site
warranty I .£129 95 Osvetti cut sheet feeder
for DM 10OS ...... £79 95 Olivetti PG
306 laser; 512K RAM. HP compatible £976 35 Okvetti PG 306 as
above, with PostScript tried ... £1749 00 Epson LX400 budgel
10“..... £159 00 Epson LO550 10*
24pin £349 00
Epson L0400 24pm primer
. £229 00 Panasonic
KXP1180 mufti-feature 9 pin ......£179.00
Panasonic KXP1124 24pin
printer .£259 00 Panasonic
KXP1624 24pn wide carr printer . £399 00 NEC P2*
i92 64cps multifont 24 pin printer___________£239.00 Hewlett
Packard Deskjet 500 includes 3 years Return to Hewiett-Packard'
Warranty ...£489 00 Hewlett Packard LaserJet
III supenor 300dpi laser £1595 00 Top value package including a
high quality 100 400 dpi scanner with dither options. Scanner
Includes viewing window with backlight, plus a start control
button, for accurato scanning evory time. Scans either line art
(mono) or one of three greyscale options, at 100 200 300 400
dpi. The package Includes the amazingly powerful,
feature-packed TOUCH UP* graphics program which drives the
scanner directly as one ot Its many facilities Includes many
image enhancement toon.
ONLY £149.00 and delivery | PRINTERS Prices include VAT. Delivery and cable EVESHAM MICROS SPECIAL OFFER - ALL STAR PRINTERS INCLUDE 12 MONTHS ON-SITE MAINTENANCE !
GOLDEN IMAGE HANDY SCANNER WITH TOUCH-UP PACKAGE AMIGA SOFTWARE 3y2" EXTERNAL DRIVES Superb low price!
£59.95 including VAT and delivery Very quiet
• Slimline design Cooling Vents Sleek, high quality metal casing
Suits any Amiga Quality Citizen drive mechanism On Off switch
on rear of drive Full 880K Formatted capacity
• Throughport connector Long reach connection cable
5. 25” External 40 80 Track Drive also available, only £99.00
Amiga Accessories REPLACEMENT A500 P.S.U. HEAR THAT STEREO!
Genuine CBM Amiga A500 type replacement power supply unit.
Good quality switch mode type.
Super low price!
ONLY £39.95, TESSA’ twin ergonomic stereo speakers, amplified TRUEMOUSE WE GUARANTEE that this is the smoothest, most responsive and accurate replacement mouse you can buy lor the Amiga.
Excellent design, incredible low price!
ONLY £17.95 MIDI INTERFACE GET CONNECTED !
Our new fully compatible, high quality MIDI Interface connects directly with the Amiga serial port and provides IN, OUT and THRU ports for good flexibility.
Features LED Indicators on each port to assist ease of use and also for diagnostic purposes. Superb compact design.
ONLY £19.95 KRAFT TRACKBALL EFFICIENT MOUSE OPERATION - IMPROVED GAME PLA Y !
Very high quality tr**bali, directty compatible to any » Amiga. ST or CBM64. Plus many others Operates Irom the mouse or joystick port, and teatures selectable Orag control autofire button lor versatility and better action Left or nght hand use, with total one handed control.
Top quality construction and opto-mechanical design, dekvenng high speed and accuracy every time. No driver software required I ONLY £44.95 STEREO SOUND SAMPLER S-S-SAMPLE THIS!
Oflehng ful compohbWty wtth almost any Amiga oucSo digitiser software our Sound Sampler features e«ce»ent circuitry. Yielding professional results Ihe main A A) converter gives a rigfttsXsg resolution of up to 50 Kht. With a fasl slew rale. Two phono sockets ore provided for stereo kne input, pkss an option for microphone Adjustable gain Is ochleved with bult-n control knob Complete wtth pubtc domain duk containing sound sampling opplcabons utilities.
ONLY £29.95 63 Bridge Street rW TTnfTTtTTO Evesham Worcs WR11 4SF
• B 0386 -765180 lax 0388-19781 V Oppn Mon - Sal. 9 00 5 30 , 5
Gllsson Road Cambridge CB1 2HA ¦O 0223-323898 lax: 0223 322883
Opan Mon Sal. 9 30 6 00 . Sp*cmxsl Education Conir*.
1762 Pershore Road Cotterldae Birmingham 630 3BH
• B 021 -458 4564 lax 021-433 3825 Opan Mon - Sal. 9 00 - 5 30,
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND DELIVERY Same day despatch whenever
possible. Express Courier delivery £5 00 extra.
¦RETAIL SHOWROOMS ] Unit 9 !
- MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT- it Richards Rd, Evesham, Worcs WF Call
us now on © 0386 - 765500 e lines. Open Mon-Sat. 9 00-5 30 Fax
3386-76S3S4 S Technical support (open Mon I r , Send an Order
wilh ( hequt. Pottal I [)*Cj °rder or ACCESS VISA card dciaili
Allow 10 days personal che xje deaf once Fn. 9 30 - 5 301
«3a*-*C303 Ail prafeca . By 12 Me AJ pnk mAjoci «d a a.lat»l
xders welcome whs Warranty ty. E.AO.E. ict ion to his ; :
readers fai li led to undre text. Ho ? Also fail to »end the
neani d'e true than SPECIAL with professional people (perhaps
used to Windows on a PC) who want to get down to the job.
What it loses on the curves, Prowrite makes up for on the straight with a powerful thesaurus. In terms of speed, although fast for what it does, Prowrite appears slightly slower than Pen Pat - until graphics are used.
Graphics import is less powerful than in Pen Pat and it lacks the facility to flow text around pictures, let alone to contour it. Text can be forced to flow around windows with little effort but this should have been made an automatic option.
Suppliers: The author wishes to thank the following for their support: Protext v4 A v5 Amor (07331 60909 WordPerfect, Pen Pal, Office Write, Platinum Works, Prowrite, KindWords, HB Marketing (0733) 606000 Prowrite also offers features such as automatic columnation. This makes it ideal for producing newsletters and reports. The multiple line headers and footers are easily reached - kept separate from the document to aid editing. However, it lacks any form of full-page preview feature, which seems an oversight.
This sort of overview is essential when producing a document with complex layouts and a variety of styles, to ensure the whole thing gels together before committing it to print.
Cavils aside, Prowrite stands up well in the face of some stiff competition and it's hard to choose between it and Pen Pal since each has its virtues and vices. If fancy layouts or a built-in database are prerequisites then Pen Pal would have to be first choice, always remembering that Prowrite has the extra benefit of a thesaurus and on average tends to be faster. ¦ meaning of one of the words In Ihe presiding text. However, It seems Hauberk overlooked something, readers also fall to grasp a concept or Idea bodes than failed to comrpehend the meaning of the concepts that gave rise to it.
Nowhere Is this more true than In specialist subjects like computing.
SCRIBBLE 2 L Ron Hovered made an interacting observant In part of his intrinsically to his study of Diane. In escaping what Hovered says is this: readers fall to grasp the meaning of what is rhythm because the failed to understand the meaning of one of the words in the precautions text. However, It seems Hovered overlooked smitten, readers also fall to grasp a conceived or I’d bases thal failed to comrades the meaning of the concepts that gave rug to it. Nowhere Is this more tray than in specialist subbing like computes.
PRO WRITE
L. Ron Hubba made an inserting observashun in part of his
Introduction to his study of Dieticians. In essence what Hubba
says is this: readers fall to grasp the meninges of what is
rite because the failed to understand the meninges of one of
the words in the proceeding text. However, It seems Hubba
overdue something, readers also fall to grasp a concepts or
Idea beacons thy failed to comprehend the meninges of the
concepts that gave ryes to it. Nowhere Is this more true than
in speshullst subjects like computing.
OffiCE WRITE
L. Ron Hubbard made an interesting observation In part of his
Introduction to his study of Diabetics. In essence what
Hubbard says is this: readers fall to grasp the meaning of
what is rltter because the failed to understand the meaning of
one of the words in the preceding text. However, It seems
Hubbard overlooked something, readers also fall to grasp a
concept or Ida backs thal failed to comprehend the meaning of
the concepts that gave rise to It. Nowhere Is this more tau
than in specialist subjects like computing.
PEN PAL Al. Iron Hubbub made an interesting observation In part of his Introduction to his study of Diabetics. In essence what Hubbub says is this: readers fall to grasp the meaning ot what is rotten because the failed to understand the meaning of one of the words in the reseeding text. However, it seems Hubbub overly something, readers also fail to grasp a concept or Ida bec- querel hay failed to comprehend the meaning ot the concepts that gave rase to it. Nowhere Is this more tau than In spew subjects like computing.
WORDPERFECT
L. Rain Highboard made an interesting observation in part of his
introduction to his study of Diabetics. In essence what
Highboard says Is this: readers fail to grasp the meeting of
what Is radian because the failed to understand the meeting
of one of the words In the preceding text. However, It seems
Highboard overlooked something, readers also fail to grasp a
consent or idea bacchus than failed to comprehend the
meeting of the concepts that gave rise to It. Nowhere is this
more true than In specialised subducts like computing.
Package WYSIWYG Graphics Mail Speed RAM Clmns Ease of Display Multi Spelling A% B% C% D% Thesaurus Name Import Merge Rqd use Fonts file Checker (see text) Cross-refs Pretext 5 Partial M«w wwlin with tots more N features!
Y 3-5 1MB N 45 N Y 120,000 U 6 83 N Kindwords 2 Y Vary slow - but easy to use Y Y 1 512K N 72 Y Y 100,000 90 0 13 77 470,000 WordPerfect Partial Fsst ~ not foe bofllonori N Y 5 512K Y 30 N Y 115,000 85 0 25 60 Big! - Pen Pal Y Built-in database!
Y Y 0-5 1MB N 88 Y Y 100,000 84 19 6 59 N Office Write Partial Fast, simple and cheap N Y 5 512K N 91 Y Y 90,000 92 13 25 54 N Protext 4 Partial Hard to use - but powerful N Y 4-5 512K N 35 N Y 70,000 85 19 19 47 N Prowrite Y Y Y Y 1MB Y 74 Y Y 100,000 81 13 25 43 300,000 Scribble 2 Partial N Good enough for simple jobs Y 3 512K N 75 N Y ?
78 13 31 34 N Microword Preview Cheap and simple - but OK N Y 3 512K N 64 N N NA NA NA NA NA N Notes: Ease of use: Marks out of 100 for how much time it takes to get into a system without reading the manual first. This includes file selectors, cutting and pasting, font selection and so on.
Speed: 5=Quick like a snake: 0=Slow like molasses in January RAM: Word publishers usually work better with more RAM. Protext 4 requires 1MB for full features.
ARMOUR-GEDDON PSYGNOSIS FREEPOST LIVERPOOL L3 3AB UNITED KINGDOM Tel: 051-709 5755 Post-Holocaust: A power crazed entity desires control of earth. They develop an energy beam and intend to bounce it off a custom-built satellite back to earth . All unprotected life will be wiped out.
You select and control up to six diverse hi-tech vehicles at once in a race against time to seek and destroy enemy power lines and eventually knock out their beam generator.
Build up your arsenal by collecting enemy resources to help develop and create your own new weapon systems.
Featuring a sophisticated head-to-head serial link enabling 'being-there' realism between two players.
Armour-Geddon: Strategy and simulation synthesized to perfection.
Screen Shots from the Amiga version.
SEEING IS BELIEVING MINIAMP 4 STEREO SPEAKER SYSTEM STEREO SAMPLER MK II THE BEST SOUNDING 1 OUR MINI HIFI SYSTEMS ARE IDEAL FOR YOUR AMIGA ATARI STE, ARCHIMEDES 4 PERSONAL STEREOS ETC, SAMPLER YOU 1 CAN BUY!
WHICH OTHERS HAVE A PRINTER THROUGH PORT?
• SUPERB LOW DISTORTION STEREO SOUND
• NEW MPRWED BRIOGE DESIGN STEREO AMPLIFIER
• MORE POWERAPPROX 5 WATTS PER CHANNEL
• 2 PIN DIN SPEAKER SOCKETS (SUITABLE FOR MOST HIFI SPEAKERS!
• COMPACT DUALITY TWIN CONE SPEAKER UNITS WITH 6 LEADS
• MAINS POWER PACK - D0ESN7 USE ANY COMPUTER POWER J
• SIMPLE TO CONNECT -JUST PLUG INS SWITCH ON A
• PLEASE STATE COMPUTER WHEN ORDERING M
• FREE MAINS POWER UNIT WORTH E5 99 MINIAMP 4 COMPLETE . £44.99 ?
MINIAMP 4 SPEAKERS £29 99 ? .xfl STEREO SAMPLER MK II INTRODUCTORY 9 PRICE £39 99 SAVE £5.00 (rrp ?
SAMPLER - AuDIOMASTER III SPECIE CK'£«-199 99 r SAVE £29 99 L AUTOMATIC PRINTER r ADAPTOR £1* 99 L Ok MONO SAMPLER K IN MUM OW* £27 99 L
• USES LATEST STATE OF THE ART AO CHIP
• VERY SHORT CONVERSION TIMEcluSEC
• VERY HIGH SAMPLE RATES 500KH2 (Amiga & solTware dependent] •
SUPERB QUALITY ESPECIALLY WITH CO AUDIO
• EASILY ADJUSTED INPUT LEVEL CONTROL % YL'e*:' Hi
• PRINTER THROUGH PORT - A MAJOR INNOVATION"
• CONNECTS TO PARALLEL PORT ONLY
• COMPATIBLE WITH MOST SAMPLER SOFTWARE me AudomaBtr I i II.
Parted Sound. Future Sound Profound. Quasar Sound, etc etc
• FREE PD DISK t CONNECTING LEAD THIS MAJOR INNOVATION Mi AN'
THAI TH£ SAAtPLER CAN B( LETT CONNECTED At ALL TIME St SEN AMEN
NOT IN USE - j.-.ijg TRILOGIC ISENI FR£E WITH EVERY OROERl
* AuTOMAT-C PRINTER AOARTORt- 48 PAGE AMIGA V SUPERMARKET V
CATALOGUE WRITE OR PHONE FOR YOUR COPY NOW1 LISTS VIRTUALLY
EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT FOR YOUR AMIGA INCLUDING - W •
MONITORS i PRINTERS
• DISK DRIVES .
T DUST COVERS (Without dak 4 battery!
NAKSHA MOUSE
• FULLY COMPATABlE
• V£W RELIABLE
• IREE MOUSE MA' 1 • FREE MOUSE HOLDER £32 99 AMIGA "
TRACKERBALL YOU'LL NEVER USE r A MOUSE AGAIN' £
• PRECISE CURSOR CONTROL
• EFFORTLESS FINGER TIP OPERATION
• RAPID POINT TO POINT MOVEMENT
• QUALITY ENGINEERING - DEVELOPED FROM AEROSPACE VERSIONS A
• POSITIVE ACTION PUSH
B. TJNS IN MIDI 1 INTERFACE £34 2 EXTERNAL
3. 5" DISK i DRIVE i £59.99 ?
• BOX FORMATTED • ONOFF SWITCH (ME-: .-.FORMATTED • SLIMLINE CASE
• ¦•ooloport • low power consumption FOR CONNECON • extremely
quiet operation OF AOO’OvA, DRIVES •VERY RELIABLE MECHANISM W
ALSO AVAILABLE CUMANA CAX354 £84 .99 ?
F QTEC AMIGA 514- DRIVE £99.99 ?
INTERNAL REPLACEMENT DrivE Chinon type only) £79.99 ? I AMIGA TV & MONITOR LEADS As recommended by Commodore & Sony It your tv has an RGB socket - throw away the modulator 6 connect one of our leads for a tar superior picture aji our read* give an 4096 co*ours. & tit most TV Monitors including most Sony models The audo read a .nciudeo giving stereo w*tn stereo tvs Ap leads appro* | 5m long add f! 50 per metre tor onger made to order reads These leads are suitable tor an Amigas All AMIGA TO SCART PLUG ..£11.99 ?
AL2 AMIGA TO 7 8 PIN DIN PLUG FOR FERGUSON Mc0TMc05etc ...Ell 99 ?
ALA AMIGA TO HITACHI GRANADA 7 PIN DIN PLUG ....£11.99 ?
AL6 AMIGA TO AMSTRAD CPC MONITOR 6 PIN DIN SOCKET ......E10 99D ALII AMIGA TO MULTISYNC MONITOR 9 PIN DPLUG .£10 99 ?
AL13 AMIGA TO MULTISYNC 15W HD D SOCKET .....£12 99 ?
MODULATOR EXTENSION LEAD - reduces modulator overhang £9.99 ?
AMIGA A500 2000'3000 PRINTER & MODEM CABLES AMPl PARALLEL 15m LONG E799G AMP2 PARALLEL 3m LONG £9 99 ?
Mil AMIGA TO 25W MODEM LEAD .....£10.99
• PLUGS INTO THE SCART SOOET Of ’ tOUR TV OR MONITOR A
• DUAL SCART SOCKETS fOR TWO COMPUTERS OR *
• COMPUTER • Vcft OR
• COMPUTER * SATELLITE RECEIVER ETC V
• PUSH BUTTON SWITCH SELECTS INPUT 1 W OR INPUT 2
• NO AOOtTlONAi lEAOS REQUIRED - 1 WJR EXISTING SCART LEADS JUST
1 PLUG INTO THE SHARER 1 yMONITOR SHARER £15.99?
R • - I •; MO h$ OC*F ttUl'CWiMlD "
• : AO ~*tXOSCOr .•©(XTSOCKT JO : a WON* KwfNTS ©V*G «THUKiorrs
EFFSCT*El*3(Xf*Oe3T*u,C»?C» MUSC 5C*I PS
• ADO'TOWn J"M0 ;t*D£3 5 CONNECTS IN PLACE Of MOUSE (OR JOYSTICK
• FEATURES TWO SOCKETS WITMPUSH K BUTTON SELECTION Of MOUSE OR
JOYSTICK
• SWITCH CAN BE OPERATED AT ANY TIME £• SUITABLE fOR USE WITH
MOST DCNGIES K • DOES NOT USE ANY ROWER
• REDUCES WEAR 4 TEAR CN COMtVTfRS PORTS
• MAKES ACCESS EASIER
- •SUTTABLEfORAAllGASTETC
• CLOCK 4 BATTERT
• ONOEF SWITCH
• USES LOW POWER CMOS DRAMS
• EASY TO FIT
• ALL CHIPS SOCKETED (With clock I battery) £39 99 0 NO MORE .
UNPLUGGING A THE MOUSE SIMPLER VERSION WITH 1 EACH Of MIDI IN
OUT ( THRU SOCKETS TRILOGIC Dept. AF„ Unit 1, 253 New Works
Road, Bradford, BD12 OQP Tel 0274 691115 Fax 0274 600150
UGAA5 EMS .U UWORKBENCn :|KM3VO.SKOR.VE
• MOUSE | • all manuals cables pi,iwx TO THE FUTURE" :sssss®?»
r(L0G1C
• FREE"fSfoWAL VIDEO WORTH AMIGA A500 SCREEN GEMS ? _ PACK 1 PLUS
PHILIPS CM8833 COLOUR MONITOR
• 14- SCREEN
• MEDIUM RESOLUTION
• OVER 4096 COLOURS
• RGBS VIDEO INPUTS
• TWIN STEREO SPEAKERS
• STEREO HEADPHONE SOCKET
• GREEN SCREEN SWITCH
• CONNECTING LEAD £599.99 ?'
ooscreengems I AMIGA UdiTl PLUS*AR*5 PRINTER & CABLE i £524.990 £574.99 D«l AMIGA A500 SCREEN GEMS ?
PACK 1 PLUS CM8833 MONITOR STAR LOO I --1___ PRINTERS AMIGA A500 SCREEN GEMS CABLE r - | PACK 1 PLUS CM8833 MONITOR STAR LC10 COLOUR PRINTER £369.99 Q ¦39&S . E7C, nn . £754-99 £804,99 £ ITRILOGICI peripheral* naCh o' ava'iaoie sew tv EXTRA SAVINGS FOR AMIGA BUYERS | Buying an Amiga from us entitles you to e»tra savings off ou' normal mail order price; on popular items as shown oeiow | RAM CHIP PACKS FOR THE A590 AVAILABLE AT SPECIAL PRICES a i J *590 20Meg HARO DRIVE E369 99SAVE £10.00 ?’ EXTERNAL 3.5" DISK DRIVE £54 99SAVE £5 00 Ol QTEC 5. "EXTERNAL DRIVE £94 99SAVE £5.00 ?’ ,-MEG
UPGRADE with clock A battery £29 99SAVE £10.00 d| .•MEG UPGRADE without dock* battery £24 99 SAVE £10.00 ?, MARCONI MARCUS TRACKERBALL E49 99SAVE £5.00 ?!
PACE LINNET MODEM & CABLE £144 99SAVE £10.00 ?.
DIGIVIEW GOLD £109 99SAVE £10.00 ? j MINIAMP 4 STEREO SYSTEM £39 99 SAVE £5.00 Qj £144.990 cps dra*: 4 24cds S-ng* sheets o* £344 99 ?
R V rr’.er 160COS
• ir»& cs s."*«e JUVW CALLERS WELCOME Cabers are welcome
phone to check ava i ; flSJSiwEs E3»»a Ull 3 J ’J&oMPMIBLE
saBESSi - sjb have a extension , holes 10' ’ mou* * JJTJ
.u0DOrt any si« cables it 7 99 e-vai 'unde 01 ,v 01 Tfo
external d.sk drives etc the monitor tor exte re, ooO with tree
lead STAR LC10 E159.99D 9 Dm neafl 4 fonts 144cps draft 36cds
NLQ.
Condensed double A quadruple s es 240dp- graphics smgle sheets or continuous paper Excellent print quality & uses ow cost ribbons STAR LC10 COLOUR £209.99 ?
I Same spec as IC10 out uses 4 colour ribbon tor superb colour Teat 4 graphics _ | STAR LC24 10 £239.990 I 24pm neafl 4 6 res Oert touts g .* arr,a .ng Quality print - UOIO 36000 grapn.CS CITIZEN 120D- NLQ - 2 Continuous pat*- LO* COST '¦ SWIFT 24 COLOUR Excellent o* cost 2*0* Ccxo ASOcpsNLQ us»360cou3 sheets * continuous woe- 2 - * -¦»-¦ _ PRINTER DUST COVERS £5 99 PLEASE STATE PRINTER Goon CxrOget 9 on pr.nte- .2 2 fonts Hen sits We are renowned lor our last & efficient mail order service, bul so that youcan nave total confidence in purchasing from us, we promise that Should any computer,
printer or monitor prove detective wilhm 30 days ol purchase, il will be collected & exchanged for a new one (providing warranty seals are intact).
Thereafter, all repairs will be carried oul free of charge under the terms ot the manufadurers warranty.
All other faulty items should be relumed & will be repaired or replaced free of charge by return of post.
Wzr HOW TO ORDER ? ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT Fax line 0274 - 600150 CARRIAGE. Orders under £ 15 00 add 75p postage Orders over £ 15 00 are post paid Optional Express delivery add £ 1 99 for orders under £35 00 £3 50 for orders between £36 & £139 or £6 00 lor orders over £ 1391 Usually next working day UK mainland only, excluding Scottish Highlands) ? FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £75000 EXPORTS a speciality add £1 99 tor surtace mail ot £3 99 tot airmail (Computers, monitors & printers & phone tor carnage charges ) TO ORDER BY MAIL - PROMPT DESPATCH • Please tick box next to the items you
wish to otdet. Till m your name, address & postcode * send with your payment by Cheque. Pos (payable to TRILOGIC cr c card number to the address oooosite 10 ORDER Bf PHONE OR FAX - PROMPT DESPATCH Simply quote your c card details, name & address & your Older & leave tne test to us Ybu are not charged until the goods are despatched ENQUIRIES 0274-678062 £ .
LJ ?
I*4 ? ?
C o Please supply the items tched - totalling DELIVERY CHARGE IF REQUIRED I ENCLOSE TOTAL PAYMENT Of Or please debit my Access or Visa card. _ Signed. __ Access Visa no I I L NAME_ ADDRESS _ Daytime phone no.
POSTCODE
• NB For ccard orders name & address given above must be the
cardholder s Please allow 5 working days for cheque clearance
or add £5 00 for express clearance TRILOGIC. Dept A.F.. Unit 1.
253 New Wbrks Road.
Bradford, BD12 OQP NO HIDDEN EXTRAS _ Expiry date f3 CREATE A COURSE AND PLAV- THE SAME DAY non hif a cm “Like me, I thins this simulation d complete golf ex sculpting iandsc magnificent finii
- this is truly gol the ground up. ” With a design based on the
system Nicklaus uses to create courses, players can now have
unlimited golfing fun only playing some of the greatest
existing golf courses in the world but also by teeing off on
self created architectural masterpieces.
Not SPECIAL FEATURES
• Create unlimited courses, save them or pass them onto friends.
• Instant and "Reverse Angle’ shot replay. • Flying divots and
spraying sand. • Build hills, add valleys, move mountains.
• Impressive fast drawing speed. • Supports all Jack Nicklaus’
Course Disks.
ACCESSORY DISKS
• Jack Nicklaus Championship Col IBM PC - £11.95, Amiga - £11 C64
Disk - £8.95 Jack Nicklaus International Courses IBM PC -
£11.99, Amiga - £11.99, C64 Disk - £8.99
• Jack Nicklaus 1990 Championship Course IBM PC - £11.99 Other
formats to follow ec£99 Accolade Europe Ltd., The Lombard
Business Centre, 50 Lombard Road, London SW11 3SU. Tel:
071-738-1391.
C jfe&sss w„ O'Or a „ 3!
iSSS?
* 3©?® °~ c 9 ,f rn °" nni ?•''», c*cF°?d%i r« r*s- -
* ««o OR Everybody s Looking for Something o„ *** V x ** ***
W sTn If you, spend t mgcft''tiri looking is, through disks
trying to find elusive files, «&«. OVERAA can put me solution'
Have you ever used a program which can display IFF picture
files, such as CLImate, just to check whether a disk actually
contains any pictures? Have you used your sequencer just to see
whether a disk has any MIDI files on it? If you have then
you'll know that if there are a lot of files on the disk it can
take longer than forever.
The solution? Automate the whole process. And that, by way of an introduction, is exactly what the Search utility does. Given only a disk drive name it will search every directory on the disk in that drive and look at every file present. At the end of the day it identifes a number of useful file types and gives you their full paths and filenames.
Search is a CLI utility and it’s dead easy to use. To search a disk in drive DFO: you'd just open a CLI and type... SEARCH DFO: After a short delay (which depends on how many files are on the disk) back will come the required info. You'll find other usage details in Disk Extra on Page 99, but if you want to know about how Search was written and how it works, then keep reading... AmigaDOS Fundamentals The bulk of the program uses AmigaDOS functions to look at directories and files: So, before we can talk about the program, there’s some preliminary explaining to do. The AmigaDOS resident
library consists of a small core of routines which simplify the interface between a program and the Amiga's disk filing system. In short, its simply not possible to wnte routines which search AmigaDOS directories or file structures unless these disk access functions are understood.
Locks and Lock() You'll come across the term 'Lock' quite often in the AmigaDOS literature. It’s a data structure used by AmigaDOS and, if you look in the 'dosextens.h' header file, you’ll see this particular definition: struct FileLock I BPTR fl_Link; * A bcpl pointer to next lock • LONG £l_Key; * disk block number * LONG fl_Access; * exclusive or shared * struct MsgPort *£l_Task; * Handler task's port * BPTR fl_Voiume; * A bcpl pointer to device list • You don’t need to know much about these structures in order to use them but, for the curious, here’s a brief run-down.
For starters, ‘flJJnk’, fl_Task and fl_Volume contain information which is really only of interest to AmigaDOS itself - you’re unlikely to need these fieids and you certainly should not interfere with them. There are two fields which you may find occasional use for... these are the fl_Key field, which is the location on disk of the directory or file header block, and the fl_Access field, which shows whether the lock is for a ’shared read’ or ’exclusive write’.
The AmigaDOS routine which initializes such structures for you is called LockO and has the following format: lock_pointer = Locklname, mode) The first parameter, ‘name’, is a normal C string pointer, ie the start address of a null terminated string. The second parameter, ’mode’ can take one of two values ACCESS_READ or ACCESS_WRITE. The values for these items are defined in the dos.h header file with SHARED_LOCK and EXCLUSIVE_LOCK being defined as acceptable synonyms.
The LockO function will return either a valid pointer to a FileLock structure, or it will return a zero indicating failure. If, as an example, you want to get a shared read lock on the root directory of DF1: you could use LockO like this... RoocDirLoek = Lock CDF1:', ACCESS_READ) ; The zero failure convention is convenient because it allows us to use implicit conditional testing. This means that instead of having to write this type of code... Soo-_D-.rLock = Lock CDF1:', ACCESS_READI; :f (RootDirLock!=NULL
• actions to be performed; ) we can use the more concise implicit
test form... :£ (RootDirLock - Lock (*DF1:*,ACCESS_READ)I
actions to be performed; } In both cases the call to LockO, if
successful, results in RootDirLock containing a pointer to
the appropriate FileLock structure. Once such a FileLock
pointer is available there are two routines, Examined and
ExNextd, which enable detailed information to be obtained about
the directories and files present in this part of the file or
directory structure.
Examine!)
This routine uses your lock pointer to complete a 'FilelnfoBlock' structure. The FilelnfoBlock structure is defined in the dos.h header file and, because it holds some very useful information, is worthy of special attention: Firstly let’s look at the layout... AMIGA ATARI & PC SOFTWARE Tire Tipster This HORSE RACING soft wart1 was used to select the 100 1 NORTONS COIN outsider in this years GOLD CUP. Data for this program requires the RACING POST. An INTERNATIONAL version is available for AMIGA & ATARI computers using the DAILY MIRROR for data on UK races.
£29.95 ® The punter Let your computer WIN THE POOLS for you with our latest software. We have used the same sums that the TIPSTER proves can beat the odds to give you a better chance with on anv pools coupon. The AUSTRALIAN version is included on the disk which also contains the LATEST ENGLISH leagues.
1 1 £29.95 H
* ? * SPECIAL OFFER * * * Save £5.00 if you buy both THE TIPSTER
and THE PUNTER at the same time.
TAM Marketing 7 GD UNITS Marsh Barton Trading Estate Exeter, Devon Telephone: (0392) 215485 LIVE IN LEEDS?
LET'S GET SERIOUS!
Why not visit Leeds' no.l Amiga Dealer?
We specialise in DTP. MIDI, GRAPHICS, and BUSINESS applications and always have in stock a great choice of serious software plus, of course, the full range of Amiga computers and related hardware. All on demo, so you can TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. And if you want competitive prices, we've got them too... CDTV .....CALL US FOR THE LATEST NEWS' A 500 Screen Gems .£369 A 500 Screen Gems 1 Meg ..£415 Philips 8833
Monitors ......CALL 2nd Drive ...£ 65 Star LC 10 Mono .£159 Star LC 10 Colour ......£209 Star LC 24 .....' ..£249 Rendale 8802 .£189 Mini
Gens ..£105 All prices include VAT and are subject to change without notice PLUS for the MIDI MUSICIAN... an exciting range of Yamaha.
Roland and Cheetah synths. Keyboards and four tracks. Why hop between computer and music stores when you can get the best advice and deals under one roof?
Miditech MIDITECH, THE COLOSSEUM COOKRIDGE STREET, LEEDS LS2 3AW r »c«jd 0532 446520 c=n L Al Access & Visa Welcome DISKS UNBEATABLE PRICES BULK DISKS WITH 2 FOR 1 LIFETIME WARRANTY
3. 5" DISKS & BOXES WITH LABELS 20 x 3.5' MF2DD 135 TPI disks
with free storage box ..£12.95 25 x 3.5"
MF2DD 135 TPI disks in 40 cap. Lockable
box ..£15.95 40 x 3.5" MF2DD 135 TPI disks in 80
cap. Lockable box ..£24.95 75 x 3.5' MF2DD 135
TPI disks in 80 cap. Lockable box ..£39.95 BULK
DISKS WITH LABELS 50 x 3.5' MF2DD 135 TPI disks in
box £24.95 100 x 3.5'
MF2DD 135 TPI disks in
box ....£46.95 250 x 3.5"
MF2DD 135 TPI disks In
box ....£96.50 500 x 3.5"
MF2DD 135 TPI disks in
box ..£175.00 BRANDED
PRODUCT MitsoDishi 10 x 3.5' MF2DD 135 TPI
disks ..£9.95 Mitsubishi 30
x 3.5' MF2DD 135 TPI disks with 40 cap. Box ....£28.95
MitsuDiShi 10 x 3.5' D S HD
disks ......£16.50
Mitsubishi 30 x 3.5' D S HD disks with 40 cap.
Box .....£47.95 Soldmaster 10 x 3.5" MF2DD
135 TPI disks £7.95
Goldmaster 30 x 3.5' MF2DD 135 TPI disks with 40 cap. Box
£22.95 Goldrraster 10 x 3.5' D S HD
disks ....£12.95
Goldmaster 30 x 3.5' D S HD disks with 40 cap.
Box ..£38.50
5. 25" DISKS IN POLY BAG WITH SLEEVES AND LABELS 25 x 5.25" D S
DD 48 TPI
disks .....£8.95 25 x
5.25" D S DD 96 TPI
disks ...£10.95 HIGH
DENSITY DISKS 10 x 3.5" D S HD disks with free storage
box £12.95 20 x 3.5' D S HD disks with
free storage box £22.95 30 x 3.5" D S
HD disks in 40 cap. Lockable box ....£34.95
50 x 3.5" D S HD disks in 80 cap. Lockable
box ....£55.95 25 x 5.25" D S HD 1.6 meg
disks in 50 cap. Lockable box £18.95 50 x 5.25" D S HD
1.6 meg disks in 50 cap. Lockable box £28.95 ACCESSORIES
Deluxe Mouse
Mat £2.95
3. 5" Disk Head
Cleaner £2.50
50 x 3.5' Disk
Labels ..£1.50
Mouse
Holder ......£1.99
3. 5' stackable 80 cap. Disk
box .....£9.95
Remember all disks or* certified 100% error free and arc
supplied with full user sets, plus our amazing 2 for 1
Lifetime Warranty Send or phone your order to: Mansfield
Computers 33 Albert Street, Mansfield, Notts NG18 1EA Tel:
0623 631202 23043 Fax: 0623 422968 All prites indude VAT &
delivery in UK.
Struct FilelnfoBiock ( LONG fib_DiskKey; LONG fib_DirEntryType; * Type • char £ib_FileNameil08); * Name of the file or directory • LONG fib_Protection; * Bit mask • LONG fib_EntryType; LONG fib_Size; * File size in bytes * LONG fib_NumBlocks; * Number of blocks in file * struct DateStamp fib_Date; * Date file was last changed * char fib_Coro ent[1161; 'Comment associated with file
• ); The 'fibJMntryType' field enables you to distinguish
between a directory and a file. If fib_DirEntryType 0 then
the information relates to a file, if fib_DirEntryType 0 then
we have information about a directory.
Although the filename has a current maxium of 30 characters the extra space in the structure may be used by AmigaDOS at a later date - so it’s best not to regard the extra space as being available for your own use. The fib_Protection field is currently only ‘partly implemented' - the lower four bits of the mask have been defined for some time and now bit 4 itself has been designated as an ‘archive’ bit (cleared whenever a file which has been written to is closed, or a directory is updated).
Archive bit bit 4 reads not allowed if bit 3 is set writes not allowed if bit 2 is set execution not allowed if bit 1 is set deletion not allowed if bit 0 is set You do, incidentally, have to be careful when you set up a FilelnfoBiock structure because it must be long word aligned. The standard approach is to use AllocMemO to allocate the memory like this: £define FILEBLOCKSIZE = (LONGI(sizeof(struct FilelnfoBiock)) info_block_p = (struct FilelnfoBiock •) AllocMem(FILEBLOCKSIZE,MEMF.PUBLIC ; The Examine!) Routine itself takes the following form: Boolean success fail = Examine (file_lock_p,
file_info_p) To use the Examined function you provide the pointers to both the file block and a FilelnfoBiock structure. Examined attempts to fill your info block with details of the first file or directory associated with the lock and will return a zero if it fails.
To step through the entries associated with a particular lock we use the ExNextO function. This takes the same parameters as Examined but uses and modifies your existing FilelnfoBiock so that its data reflects the next entry found. If there are no further entries then ExNextO returns a zero indicating failure. It's usually best to check that any error return is of the type you are expecting and there's a general error routine to help... loErr() As a rule, when an AmigaDOS function fails you can get additional information about the cause of the failure by calling a routine called loErrO.
The format of the call is straightforward, error = loErrO The complete list of the error codes which are returned are available in the dos.h header file, but here are the most useful ones... Error Flag Actual Value £define ERROR_NO_DEFAULT_DI R 201 £define ERROR_OBJECT_IN_USE 202 £define ERROR_DI R_NOT_FOUND 204 £define ERROR_ INVALI D_LOCK 211 £define ERROR_DISK_NOT_VALIDATED 213 £define ERROR_D 1 SK_WRITE_ PROTECTED 214 £define ERROR_D I RECTORY_NOT_EMPTY 216 £define ERROR_TO_MANY_LEVELS 217 £define ERROR_DEVICE_NOT_M3UNTED 218 £define ERROR_S EEK_ERROR 219 £define ERROR_DISK_FULL 221
£define ERROR_DELETE_ PROTECTED 222 £define ERROR_WRITE_PROTECTED 223 £define ERROR_R£AD_ PROTECTED 224 £define ERROR_NOT_A_DOS_DISK 225 £define ERROR_NO_DISK 226 Edefine ERROR_NO_MORE_ENTR IES 232 When we get a 'lock' on a particular directory we effectively obtain access to a particular ‘node’ of the selected file directory tree. Examined and ExNextO provides us with the means of identifying the components of that node, ie of identifying both the files present and any further directories present.
To illustrate the type of code you would use to search such a ‘node’ I've written a short CLI-based program which obtains a shared read lock on a directory, allocates the necessary FilelnfoBiock memory, and then use Examined and ExNextO to step through the entries that are present.
It uses the fib.DirEntryType to decide if an entry is a file or a directory.
Locks must be always removed before a program terminates otherwise AmigaDOS will never realise you’ve finished with the file. The routine which does this is called UnLockO - it’s an easy routine to use as you'll see from the program.
The Search Program The code for Search splits nicely into four parts. Firstly comes the section which details the include files, prototypes, fdefines and globals variables which are being used. Secondly, there is the main code which looks like this: maindnt argc, TEXT 'argv[l) ( printf(error(O)); * sign on message * if (argcU2) (printf (error (1 ]);) else ( CreaceLevel(argv(l)); if(global_error) (printf(error[globai_error]);) ) } • logical end of program V Not much to it, is there? A sign-on message is printed and, providing the correct number of CLI arguments (that is, two) have been
given, the program then carries out a routine called CreateLeveld. This routine takes as its parameter the second CLI argument (which is hopefully the device name types by the user).
The CreateLevelf) and FileCheckd Routines CreateLeveld is the routine which does most of the work. It’s fairly short, needing around 30 lines of source code, and it operates like this: it takes a pointer to a name (which could be a filename, directory name or a drive name) and attempts to obtain a lock on it. If it succeeds it then tries to allocate some memory for a FilelnfoBiock and, if that also succeeds, does an Examined and checks the details filled in by AmigaDOS.
At this time a local copy of the name provided as the original name parameter is modified to reflect the pathway to the current lock and all entries are then examined using AmigaDOS's ExNextO function. Two things are possible.
One: an entry may be a file. Our program then has to open the file, partially read into a buffer, and look at enough bytes to recognise the file type. I've opted for an almost trivial routine here - FileCheckd opens the file and loads the first 12 bytes into a buffer - just sufficient to read the Standard MIDI File Mthd identifer or an IFF FORM and a secondary identifier so that the normal types of ILBMs, 8SVXs etc can be recognised.
You'll find the code in the source version of the program.
It's a routine that took five minutes to write and it does its job well enough, considering the intended purpose... so please, no complaints about not looking deeper into the IFF chunk structures!
Two: an entry may be another directory! Here's where the clever stuff comes in. If we’ve found another directory we've got to examine that m exactly the same way that we are examining the current directory. We'd have to lock it, examine it and search through the node entnes. If r doing this we found yet more directories, then the same procedures would again need to be re-started.
The solution to the problem is described in the box and the piece of code which appears over the page... The answer is... Recursion. Write the AmigaDOS node-handling routine in a way which allows it to call itself. This is exactly what I did for the CreateLevelO routine - you'll see that the moment it find a reference to a directory it calls itself, passing a copy of the path to the newly-found directory as the new argument. Here’s the code.
This type of recursive search approach is a bit complicated the first time it’s met, but it is worth learning about - when used with data structures that can be recursively defined (such as AmigaDOS's tree structure directory system) a little bit of code can do an awful lot of work for you!
Anyway, that's enough of the techie rubbish for this month!
Void CreateLevel(TEXT *imported_path) ( .
TEXT exported_path[300); struct FileLock *FrameLock_p,'Lock(I; struct FilelnfoBlock *fib_p; if (FrameLock_p=Lock (imported_path, ACCESS_READ) I if (fib_p=(struct FilelnfoBlock *)AllocMem(FlB_SIZE,MEMF_PUBLIC)) ( if(Examine(FrameLock_p,fib_p)) ( while(ExNext(FrameLock_p,fib_p)) ( strcpy (exported_path,iiqported_path); * copy name * if(exported_path[strlen(exported_path)-1]!=’:’) strcat(exported_path,* •);) strcat(exported_path,fib_p- fib_FileName); if(fib_p- fib_DirEntryType 0) * FILE FOUND SO LOOK AT IT * FileCheck(exported_path); ) else * SET UP A NEW FRAME *
CreateLevel(exported_path); ) ) ) else (global_error=4;) * Examined failed * FreeMem(fib_p,FIB_SIZE); ) else (global_error=3;) * AllocMeml) failed * UnLock(FrameLock_p); ) else (global_error=2;) * LockO failed * 0530 411485 YOU NEED 51 2K NOW HOW MUCH WILL YOU NEED TOMORROW?
8372 A FATTER AGNUS £59.00
1. 3 KICKSTART ROM £28.00 ONLY £59.95 for 512K version.
Expander Board £15.95. Expanded to 1Mb £99.95 Expanded to 1.5Mb £1 28.95 Fully expanded to 1.8Mb only £154.95 ASHCOM 512K RAM EXPANSION WITH REAL TIME CLOCK CALENDAR AND DISABLE SWITCH ONLY £39.50 WITHOUT CLOCK £34.50 Gives 1Mb chip RAM with Fatter Agnus THE NEW ASHCOM RAM EXPANSION IS EXPANDABLE TO
1. 8Mb GIVING YOU 2.3Mb OF SYSTEM RAM FEATURES: ? Real Time
clock calendar with high capacity Nicad battery backup ?
Memory disable switch ? Low power consumption ? Buffered Data
Bus (Essential for high capacity Ram boards) ? Plugs in as
A501 NO SOLDERING!!
? 12 Months warranty ? Configures to 1Mb chip ram when FATTER AGNUS is enabled BOOT SELECTOR WITH ANTI CLICK ONLY £19.95 All prices include VAT and delivery Rams only £30 per 512K Selects DFO or DF1 as boot drive and eliminates that annoying click when drive is empty.
Easy to fit - just plugs in 0530 411485 READ THIS FREE REGISTRATION WITH THE ASHCOM USER CLUB Fill In the coupon below to register with the Ashcom User Club and receive exclusive information on new Ashcom products. With each free mailshot you will receive a massive 10% discount voucher.
10% discount off any order received with registration. No more endless sifting through adverts for a good deal.
NAME . ADDRESS ..... ...POST CODE...... WHEN REGISTERING, Only from ASHCOM, 10 The Green, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE6 5JU MON-FRI
9. 30 • S.30 SAT 0.30 - 4.00 .Telephone: (0530) 411485 Fax:
(0530) 414433 Victory celebrations for the success of the
mission X-OUT which anhilated the satellite of the planet
Alpha Centauri ended abruptly as the long- range scanners
showed intense activity on the planet itself - an ATTACK
from die planet is IMMINENT.
___% m 'w ,-V f i Jz V’ I k a ¦ X - •» __ * lO _jr .
1* I BBS L 1 -j f ESBBf
* i ftamOow
* Arts
v. V AA s WWU LEISURESUIT LARRY II IN STOCK NOW ONLY £15.9 _K
BLOODWYCH . DATA DISC BOTH ONLY TUKK&SOFT SIM CITY*' TERRAIN
EDITOR BOTH ONLY £22.99 MICROPROSE SOCCER i- OHLY £8 99 5 99
' Back to the Future 2 £17.99
Battlernasier ....€19 99 Budokan
.....£16.99 Chase
HQ £1699 Conquest ot
Camelot .. £26.99 Corporation . £16 99
Damocles .... £14 99 Days ot Thunder .... £16 99
Escape From Singes Castle €26 99 F19 Stealth Fighter
...€18.99 F29 Retaliator
....£16.99 Final
Battle ......16.99
Flood ..€16.99 Hero’s
Quest (1 Megi ..£23.99 Immortal (1 Meg) £16.99
Impenum £1699 International 3D Tennis .... £14 99 Iron
Lord £16 99 It Came From The Desen 11 Megi £16 99 Kick
0"2 ...£1299 Kick Ott 2 .
World Cup ..£15.99 Leisure Sun Larry
3 .£26.99 Lost
Patrol £16 99 Magic
Fly ....£16 99 Midnight
Resistance ..£16 99 Midwinter £18 99 €16 99
€1699 €16 99 €1699 €1699 €1399 €1699 €1699 €1699 €13 99 €13 99
€13 99 €1699 €1699 €1399 €1699 €1699 €1799 €16 99 €16 99 €16
99 €12 99 €16 99 €1699 €1699 €1699 €1799 €1699 €1699 €1699 €16
99 €16 99 €13 99 €1699 €1899 €1699 €1699 €1699 E1699 €1699 €16
99 €19 99 €15 99 €1799 €1999 €1699 Slar Wars. Empire Stnkes
Back.
Return ot the Jedi COMPUTER HITS II - ONLY £8.99 Tetris, Black Shadow. Golden Path. Joe Blade Mercenary Custodian. Eliminator. Backlash Eiiminaioi Skycnase. Strike Force Mainer.
Lancaster Skyloi II HEROES • ONLY £17 99 Barbarian II. Running Man. Licence to Kill.
Return ot the Jedi Xenon 2. Bioodwych. TV Spons Football.
Lombard Rally C6 99 €599 €7 99 €13 99 €1799 €7 99 £4 99 €6 99 £9 99 €7 99 ..£22.99 £69 99 C2 99 €3 99 €399 £29 99 €1099 £1299 £1299 €9 99 £9 99 EDITION I ONLY £17 99 Double Dragon. Xenon. Silkworm. Gemini _Wing_ arcuiAL Ur 3 Stooges Airborne Ranger Annals ot Rome Ant Heads Art Of Chess . Austerlitz .... Baal Balance of Power Ballistix Barbarian 2 (Palace) BiasteroKls Blood Money Bioodwych Boulderdash Const Kit Brian Clough's Football Captain Blood Centrefold Squares Chambers of Shaolm Cloud Kingdoms Commando CybemoKl II Daily Double Horse Racing Deluxe Stnp Poker
Dizzy Dice Dragon Spirit Drakken Drum Studio Pacmama £7 99 Passing Shot £4 .99 Powerdrome €7.99 Quest tor the Time Bird £9.99 Rick Dangerous Running man ...... Shuftlepuck Cafe Silent Service Sim City Spy Vs Spy Spy Vs Spy II Spy Vs Spy III Swords of Twilight Tank Attack The Cycles ...... Theme Park Mystery Time Machine Tower of Babel Treasure Island Dizzy .£8.99 £4 99 £4 99 £9 99 £1499 £4 99 £499 £4 99 ..£7.99 ...£7.99 £8.99 £6 99 £9 99 £899 £4 99 Trivial Pursuit New Begin. £6 99 Meg 1 2 Meg Meg Tusker TV Sports Football Weird Dreams Xenon
II . Zany Golf £9 99 £1299 . £8.99 . .£8.99 . £7.99 Dragon Breed Dragon Wars Dynamic Debugger European Superleague Falcon Mission Disc II .... Golden A*e Gold ot the Aztecs Indianapolis 500 Judge Dredd Ml tank Platoon Mad Professor Mariarti Murder Myth ... NAR.C ..... Obitus Oops Up! ...... Plotting.
Robocop 2 ... Saint Dragon Satan Snowstnke S'ySpy Speedbali 2 . Starfiight .... Star Trek V ..... Street Hockey Super Oft Road Racing Team Suzuki .... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Keep The Punisher Tie Break Total Recall Tournament Golf Tusker .. Ultima V U M S. II . Vendetta Wonderland Zmax ACCESSORIES 2M
Joystick. Mouse ext lead 40 Lockable Disc Box .... 80 Lockable Disc Box ... 94 Banx Stackable Box . 150 Posso Stackable Box Amiga 4 player Adaptor . Amiga 500 Dust Cover Box 10 Bulk Discs Box 10 Sony Branded Discs Cheetah 125. ..... Contriver Mouse ...... Cumana External Drive Disc Cleaning Kit ...... Mouse House Mouse Mat 6mm Naksha Mouse Navigator with Autotire Pro 5000 .
Quickly Jettighter Roll 1000 labels 3 5" Speedktng with Autotire 1 2 Meg Upgrade Only ....£39.991 1 2 Meg ? Clock Only £42 991 1 2 Meg ? Dungeon Master £49 991 i 2 Meg * Dragons Lair £69 99 j i 2 Meg . Singes Castle £69 99, t 2 Meg • Space Ace £69 991 Hero's Quest £69 991 it Came From the Desert £54.99 J Wings .£59 99 , NB if any of the above games are required I 2 plus clock, please add €3 00 FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS Adidas Golden Shoe ...C16 99 A T F
2 .€16 99 BAT €16 99 Barbarian II (Psynosis) ....€15 99 Blade Warrior .. . Bomber Bob Captive Chaos Strikes Back Chuck Yeagers AFT V2 ..... Della Armaiyle .. Monty Pythons Flying Circus £13.99 Niqht Breed £17.9?
Operation Stealth £179?
Operation Thunderbolt £169?
Oriental Games £169?
Paradroid 90 £169?
Player Manager £11 99 Pools of Radiance £20 9?
Powermonger .... £1999 Projectyle . £1699 Rainbow Islands ... £16 9?
Rick Dangerous 2 .. £16.99 Shadow of the Beast 2 ... £22 9?
Shadow Warrior ... £16 9?
Space Ace £26 99 Space Quest II (t Meg) ...... £22 99 Subbuteo £16.9?
Super Cars (Gremlin) ... £16 99 Their Finest Hour . £19 9?
Turrican ...... .....£13 99
T. V Sports Basketball ......£14 9?
Unreal ...£16.99 Wings (t Meg) ..... £19 99 Wings of Fury ...... £1799 X-Out .. . £1399 €9.99 F,ball Manager li k €8.99 Exp Kit ...€12 99 €7.99 Galdregons Domain .€5 99 £4.99 Gauntlet II .€7 99 £9.99 Gin S Cribbage .€9 99 €4.99 Grand Prix Circuit .. €9 99 £8 99 Gravity €6 99 €4 99 Hammertist ..£9 99 £7.99 Hound ol Shadow £7 99 ..£4.99 Intestation ... €9 99 £9.99 Ingrids Back .. £8 99 €9 99 Interphase ...£7 99 £4 99 Klax ... €9 99
€699 Krlstal £9.99 ..£4.99 Laser Squad ...£6.99 £7.99 Leaderboard ..£6.99 £7 99 Lombard RAC Rally £9 99 £4.99 Lords ot the Rising Sun £11 99 ..£4.99 Manic Miner ..£7 99 £4 99 Marble Madness ..£7 99 Menace ...... £4 99 ..€9 99 Millenium 2.2 . €9 99 £7.99 Mi Hell €8 99 £4.99 Nmia Spirit £9.99 ..£4.99 Netherworld ...£4.99 €14 99 North And South......£9 99 £4 99 P 47 Thunderbolt .....£7 99 FERS • SPECIAL OFFERS • Afterburner. Double Dragon. Operation Wott.
Batman Caped Crusader TOP 50CHART MOLLYWOOO COLLECTION ONLY €20 99 Robocop. Ghostbusters 2. Indiana Jones & Last Crusade. Batman the Movie WORLD CUP COMPILATION - ONLY £ 14.99 Tracksuit Manager, Kick Ott. International Soccer HOYLES BOOK OF GAMES - ONLY £14 99 Soklare OKI Maxi G*r- Rgrvny. CrChage Craay »s Means TRIAD 3 • ONLY £19 Rocket Ranger. Speedbali. Blood Money MIND GAMES - ONLY £t7 99 Austerlitz. Waterloo.Contiict in Europe WICKED GAMES PACK ONLY £7 99 Bouncer Paccie Backgammon, invaders Ball Haider I Swooper Spaceoalle' Diatvo. Zitrai Othello CLASSIC COLLECTION 3D
Pool .£13 99 688 Attack Sub .£16 99 Ant Heads Data Disc .£10.99 Austerlitz ..£16.99 Battlechess ...£16.99 Batllehawks 1942 ...£16.99 Balance of Power 1990 .£19.99 Bomber ......£19 99 Bomber Mission Disk £13 99 Borodino £19.99 Bridge Player 2150 £19.99 Carrier Command ..£10.99 California Challenge (T.D. II Disc) .£8.99 Castle
Master ...£16.99 Champions of Krynn ...£19.99 Chess Champion 2175 ...£19 99 Codename Iceman ......£26 99 Colonel's Bequest £26 99 Colossus Chess X ... £12.99 Conqueror ......£16.99 Demons Tomb ...£12 99 Dragons Breath ..£19.99 Dragons Lair (1 Megj ...£26.99 Dungeon Master |1 Megi ....£16.99 Dungeon Master Editor ....£7.99 Emlyn
Hughes Soccer .. £16.99 European Challenge (TD II) ......£8.99 European Space Shuttle £24.99 F 16 Combat Pilot £16.99 Falcon £19.99 Falcon Mission Disc ...£13.99 Fiendish Freddy's Bg Top Fun .£16.99 Fight Simulator II .£24.99 Forgotten Worlds ......£13.99 Front Line ......£16.99 Ghosts And Goblins ...£13 99 Gunship £12.99 Heroes ot the Lance ......£16.99 Hillsfar
£16.99 Horse Racing £16.99 Indy Jones The Adventure ....£16 99 tvanhoe £1699 Jack Nickiaus Golf ...£i 6 99 Jack Nickiaus Courses vol 1 ...£9.99 Jack Nickiaus Int Courses ....£9.99 Jumping Jackson ....£13.99 Kick Ott .£9.99 Kick Off Extra Time .£5.99 Kings Quest Triple
Pack ...£24 99 Kings Quest 4 £20.99 Knghts of Crystallion . £20.99 Last Ninja 2 ...£16.99 Leaderboard B.rdie £17.99 Leisuresuit Larry I £16.99 Manhunter in New York ...£19.99 Maniac Mansions .....£16.99 Microprose Soccer ....£8.99 Might & Magic 2 £20.99 Muscle Cars (T D II Disc) .£8.99 Pictionary ....£16.99 Pipemanta £14.99 Pirates ..... £16.99 Police
Quest ..£18.99 Populous ....£1699 Populous Promised Lands .....£7 99 Postman Pat ....£6 99 Pro Tenms Tour ...£16.99 Red Lightning ..£19.99 Red Storm Rising £16.99 Risk ..£13.99 Robocop .. ..£16 99 Rorkes Drift ..... £16.99
R. VF Honda . ......£16.99 Scenery Disk 7. 9 or 11......
£11.99 Scenery Disk Japan or Europe £11.99 Sherman
M4 ...£16.99 Shoot em Up Construction
Kit ....£19.99 Space
Rogue ..£18.99 Space
Quest .£18.99 Space
Quest 2 ....£20.99 Steve
Davis Snooker .....£9.99 Super Cars (T
D. II Disc) .....£8.99 Test Drive
II .....£16.99 Times ot
Lore .£16 99 Turbo Outrun
.. ...£12 99 Ultima
IV ....£16.99 Ultimate
Goff ..£16.99 Warhead
..£16.99 War m Middle
Earth .£13.99
Waterloo £15.99
World Tour Golf ...£7.99
Zak McKraken £16.99 Please
charge my Access Visa
No: ...
Expiry date:.
JORDER FORM E jPlease supply me with the following for iComputer ... ¦Title? Price Please make cheques & PO payable to Turbosoft Customer Number DATE: . NAME: ADDRESS: .Post Code.
TEL: AMIGA FORMAT DEC ’90 Orders under £5 please add 50p per item. Over £5 p&p FREE in UK. Europe add £1.50 per item. Rest of the World add £2.00 per item.
N. B. Please state clearly mode of computer & also cassette or
disc when ordering EDUCATIONAL Answer Back
Junior £13 99 Answer Back
Senior £13.99 D nosaur Discovery
Kit £14 99 Discover
Chemistry .£13 99 Discovery
Maths ......£14 99 Discovery
Spelling ...£14.99 Discover
Maths £13 99 Discover
Numbers ...£13.99 Discover the
Alphabet £1399 Fust Letters &
Words ......£14 99 French
Mistress ......£13 99 Fun School 2 (under 6)
. .. £13 99 Fun School 2 (6-8) ..£13.99 Fun
School 2 (8*) ....£13 99 Fun School 3 (under
5) ... £16.99 Fun School 3
(5-7) ..£16.99 Fun School 3
(7+) ....£16.99 German
Master £13.99 kalian
Tutor ......£13.99 Kid
Talk ..£14.99 Malh
Talk ...£14.99 My Paint
£22 99 Puzzle Story
Book ...£14.99 Rhyming
Notebook ..£14.99 Spanish
Tutor ...£13.99 The 3
Bears ......£16 99 Magic Maths
(4-8) ...£16.99 Maths Mama
(8-12) .£16.99 Junior Typist
(5-10) .£12.99 Better Spelling
(8-14) ..£16.99 Belter Maths
(12-16) ...£16.99 Discovery Add on Disc's Trivia
1 .....£6.99 Trivia
2 .....£6.99
Geography ..£6.99 Spelling
1 £6.99 ‘palling
2 £6.99 laths 1
...£6.99 Malhs
Concepts .£6.99
Science ...£6.99
History .....£6 99
Language £6 99 Donald's
Alphabet Chase £13.99 Goofy's Railway Express ....£13.99
Mickey's Runaway Zoo ......£13.99 Mickey’s Crossword
Maker £13.99 Postman Pat £6.99
A-Max (Mac-Emulator) £109.99 A-Max with 128K Roms £209.99
Devpac 2 .....£44.99
Digicalc £27.99 Hisoft
Basic .£59.99
Kmdwords ...£37.99 Lattice
CV5 .....£169 99 Mavis Beacons
Typing ..£19 99 Pagesetter 2 ......£49
99 Protext V4 ...£59.99 Superbase
Personal 2 ..£24 99
AMOS ......£32.99 Can
Do .£69.99 Deluxe Paint
2 ......£9.99 Deluxe Paint
3 ....£59 99 Deluxe Print
2 ....£34.99 Deluxe Music Const. Kit £49.99
Deluxe Video 3 ...£59.99
Fanlavision ..£26.99
Mastersound ......£32.99 Photon Paint
2 ...£14.99
Quartet .£34.99 Home
Accounts ..£22.99 Animation
Studio £79.99 Dig! Paint
3 ..£59.99 Sculpt 4D
Junior .£89 99 Sculpt
4D ..£399.99 Music X
Junior ...£49.99 Musix X 1.1 Version £89.99
Pen Pal £99.99 Pro Write
3.0 ....£109.99
WordPerfect ....£179.99
Superplan ....£79.99 Sound
Express ...£34.99 Digiview
Gold ...£119.99 MONITORS & PRINTERS Commodore
1084 Stereo Monitor ...£259.99 Star
LC10 Mono £159 99 Star LC10
Colour .....£189 99 Star
LC24 ......£239.99 Star LC200
Colour ...£229.99 AMIGA SCREEN GEMS PACK 1 Featuring:-
Nightbreed, Days of Thunder, Back to the Future 2, Deluxe
Paint 2, Shadow of the Beast 2 All for only £375.00 inc. VAT &
courier delivery AMIGA SCREEN GEMS PACK 2 Featuring:-
Everything in pack 1 PLUS 10 blank discs with labels, mouse
mat, dust cover, 40 lockable box, Wicked 10 games pack, disc
cleaning kit All for only £389.99 inc. VAT & courier delivery
AMIGA SCREEN GEMS PACK 3 Complete Computer Centre. Featuring
everything in pack 1 PLUS Commodore 1084S Monitor, Star LC200
colour printer, 20 blank discs with labels, mouse mat, Amiga
dust cover, 80 lockable disc box.
All for only £849.99 inc. VAT & courier delivery Turbosoft (Personal callers welcome) HOW TO FIND US...... Unit 6 & 7 Acacia Close Cherrycourt Way Industrial Estate Stanbridge Road Leighton Buzzard Beds. LU7 89E Office hours are Monday to Friday
9. 00am to 5.00pm Saturdays
10. 00am to 4.00pm All prices include VAT Tel: (0525) 377974 Fax:
(0525) 852278 Independent Stockist.
Riomhaire Software.
Dublin Bazzaar, Unit 34 Thomas St, Dublin 8 Eire. Shop prices will vary. Personal callers only Maps showing direct routes from the motorway and A5 See us on stand 49 at the Commodore Christmas Show 16th - 18th November 1990 at The Novotel, Hammersmith, London.
A1500 LIMITED.
3rd Floor, 21 Great Portland Street, London WIN 5DB.
Telephone: 071-637 2281, Facsimile: 071-637 4002.
Richard & Angela Howe: Applied Research Kernel Corve Farmhouse, Corve Lane, Chale Green, Ventnor. P038 2LA, U.K. Visitors are always welcome by appointment POST UK CO (1st Recorded Spectf DeOrery £2 »c* Mkn 1pm) Socuncor C6.90 (cad before 1pm).
Registered Ak Mai to Etsope Cstv". Wond Ci2ft*K at about carnage on heavy Items
V. A.T. PrtcM Indude UK %PT at 15% an* tar boefcs Books era zero
rated CHEQUES London Staring payable to AJUC pa HgW re*j»
oiWnary rfiequee may require clearance EXPORT ft BFPO Remove
UK 0(T b noa'i *5) e-Mon books •*** are zero rated
AVAILABILITY Most aoms fcsad are m Ml Oft can uauWy be
obtained within 48 hours.
DESPATCH WiWn 24 horn on «kx* a**o 4* houi on nondoc* but I y be sufrsatP change q r ic O TEL 0983 79496 3£ This is a switchable voice fax line which is open 10am to 7pm. Monday to Saturday 84 87 99 82 459 77 379 96 129 95 64 86 54 97 79 81 34 96 199 87 29 90 109 94 99 82 54 97 99 82 68 77 59 80 99 82 26 22 23 46 26 68 24 84 11983 49 91 36 80 34 96 149 96 23 92 29 90 34 96 299 92 54 97 79 81 44 85 29 90 69 92 11983 34 96 569 94 34 96 1495 34 96 69 92 129 95 99 82 49 91 129 95 159 85 36 80 15 87 24 84 34 96 74 96 52 90 22 77 34 96 34 96 24 84 29 90 99 82 Query 44 85 39 79 39 79 59 80 99 82 47
84 27 83 139 84 99 82 84 87 94 99 19 78 79 81 1695 16 95 1845 24 95 24 95 32 95 1895 18 45 32 95 18 45 2795 1295 32 45 17 95 24 84 32 95 1495 895 18 45 1495 21 95 1695 1495 1595 1495 24 95 18 45 23 92 28 95
29. 95 129 95 34 96 19 78 99 82 64 86 99 82 41 86 32 89 164 91 74
98 29 90 59 80 29 90 32 89 34 96 31 97 99 82 28 98 39 79 29
90 34 96 54 97 24 84 69 92 31 97 39 79 69 92 34 96 27 S3 69
92 19 70 39 79 1970 39 79
* :COURTS
a. • i r**egrsied Accounts
* v*«OOfc ComdnatKXT nhOOOk Controller
- V Too Budget
- -edge's integrated
- cm Accounts
* *S0n3 Accounts Plus
- •'son® Ta« Planner
- Kvce industry Accounts aA Cash ;3A xtra . 800KS
• Book CM Amga .. I'd Book Ol Amiga ' Gtn
Programming Base
- 4000 Asm Lan Programming
* .4000 Assembly Language.
I - ga Adv Sys Progrs Guide
* -ga Basic Inside & Oul ‘ ga C For Beginners
* ~gaC For Adv Progrs ‘-ga Desktop Video Guide
* -ga Disk Dnves In 4 Out ‘-ga For Beginners ‘¦-ga Graphics In 4
Out c-ga Machine Language ‘-ga P-ogrs Handbook Vof 1 L- ga
System Progrs Gmde ‘-ga T'cfcs And Tgs ‘-gaDOS 0*ck Ref Gu*Je
‘-gaDOS m**de 4 Out
* - gaDOS Reference Gu*de
- vdware Reference Manual s-de Amga Graphics
• ;*start Guide To Amga
• d» And The Amga
* -ga ASM Lan Programming Mapping the Amga More Tncks And Tips
°’ogrs Guide To The Amga JOW Kernel mcs 4 Docs
- DM Kernel Libs 4 Devs CABLES AMD CONNECTORS Amga To Z88 _n* 34
96 Cao* D2SP 025P 9W 2M 1081 Cabw D2SS D2SP 9W 2M MdmiO 81 Cab*
D2SP 02SP 2SW 2M 12 88 Caere D2SP 02SP 25W 3M 18 86 Caere D25P
C36P 2M Pnnter 6 90 Caere D25P C36P 5M Printer 14 95 Caere D25P
D2SP 25W 5M 21 85 Catre D25P-C36P 3M Pnnter 11 96 Caere D2SP
D25S D2SP 025S 23 92 Caere DW5p dinsp MIDI 4 83 Cross Over Bo.
025 34 96 Gender Changer Mai© Male 8 05 Gender Changer Fml To
Fml , 8 05 Monitor CatMe To NEC Multi 14 95 Monitor Cable To
Open End 10 81 Monitor Cable To Scan 13 80 Plug 23 Pm D W.th
Hood 4 83 Plug 25 Pm D With Hood 4 83 RS232 Mim Tesier 12 88
RS232 Nub Modem .8 97 RS232 Patch Bo. 12 88 Socket 23 Pm D Wnn
Hood 4 83 Socket 25 Prn D Wrth Hood 4 83 Switch Bo. D25S 2 Way
24 84 Switch Bo. C36S 4 Way 39 79 Switch Bo. D25S 4 Way 36.80
COMMUNICATIONS A Tafc 3 69 92 K Comm 2 24 84 Paragon BBS 109 94
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN Design 3D 1MB 57 96 Professional Draw 2
99 82 UltraDesgn . 239 89 X Cad Desgner 79 81
X Cad Professional 1 5MB 339 94 DATABASE MANAGERS Mailshot Pius
37 95 Microbase 19 78 Microfiche Filer 59 80 Prodata 54 97
Superbase Personal 29 90 Supert»ase Professional Superbase
Personal 2 DESKTOP PUBLISHERS Cm An (7 PD Disks) GokJ D»sk Type
DTP E cm* Structured An Masterpiece Fonts Outline Fonts
PageSener 2 1MB Pagest'eam 1MB Professional Page i SMB
Structured Chp An EDUCATION Fun School Systems GCSE Tutors My
Pamt EDITORS CygnusEd Professional 2 EMULATORS BBC Emulator
Printer cep! Epson E mutator GRAPHICS (Also See Videoi 3D
Professional Animation Studio (Oanoy) Art Department Animag*:
Ednor Effects Awa*d Maker Plus Clght Comic Seller Deiu»e
Photolab 1MB Deki.e Pamt 3 1MB Detu.e Pont II Dig Pam! 3 Elan
Performer GokJ Disk Type Artist GokJ Drsfc Type Desgner Imoec?
Presentations Pi.mate Real 30 Ray Traong Real 30 Pnyesamn* Reel
30 Turbo Sculpt 30 XL Sculpt Anm ao HARDWARE A4 Flat Bet
Scanner A590 20MB Hard Disk Onve D«k Dnve 5 25 Inch Exl Disk
Dnve 3 5 En Metal Disk Dnve 3 5 mt A2000 MAC 2 DOS Naksha Mouse
Podscat 12*12 Inch Tatret PACKAGES Appetizer GokJ Disk Office
Amga Vision . Graphics Starter Kit.... Home Office Kit
Publishers Choice Starler Kit . The Works Piaimum
.... PROGRAMMING AMOS Basic Artec C Professional Benchmark
Moduia 2 Benchmark utyar.es 2 GPA Bas-: Comp.* GFA Base
interpreter ¦sscrn Base Comp-wr Panasonic 1174 (6) ....
Star LC10(6» Star LC10 Colour (4) SlW LC24 10 (6)..... SOUND AM
AS Sound Sampler Dekj.e Mus c instant Mum: MasterSound Samo*er
MIDI Mastw interface MIDI Pkg miertace MIDI Synergy inc Source
Music X 1 1 Musk: X Junior Quartet Sonix Sound Trap 3 Sampler
Tger Cub SPREADSHEETS Advantage DGCaic Superplan UtlLmES Amikit
For Beginners Are«. Macro Interpreter Award Maker Plus BAD Disk
Ophnvser Can Do Mj*Med«a Cross DOS File Transfer Doctor Am.
Dnve Analyser DOS 2 DOS Fre Transfer DUDE D.sk Manager Dun lap
UM Mav s Beacon Typ.ng Vyger Phrec? 0 Back-gEtktor Suoertreo 2
¦ Copy Hardware
• bx Fame* Tr** 2 Mmgeo Genlock The Director
The Director Toolkit Title Page TV Text Professional Video
Tiller V*1i Amga PAL Dgitiser VidiChrome ...
Zoetrope 1MB WORDPROCESSORS Excellence 2
KtxJwords 2 M*yote«i PenPM Prole «1 Pro Write
3 ...... ScnbbB Platinum Transcript .
.. WordPerfect M«crobo!
Desgn VdeoScape 19 70 Moduia 2 99 82 Pooukxts Promised Lands 9
89 Spntz Pamt 29 90 Starter Kn 59 eo Studc Mag-: 39 79 The
Works 64 06 VIDEO (Also See GRAPHICS) C'edn Text Scroser Dekjxe
V*Jeo 3 Dg View GokJ 4 Fantavsion FrameGrabber GokJ
Drsk Type Video CLEARANCE 6 SECOND HAND A Ma» Mac Emulator No
ROMs99 82 Dekjxe Pamt 2 Deluxe Productions K Comm 2 ......
Lghts Camera Action Hitachi Camera 4 16mm Lens 199 87 MATRIX
SOFTWARE CLUB TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!
,Y Hundreds of titles for Atari ST, Amiga and Amstrad systems to review without obligation.
,Y Generous member discounts on recommended retail prices on all brand new software.
For full membership details send large SAE stating your machine to: Matrix Leisure Services, Dept AMF, Unit 10, Mill Studio Business Centre, Crane Mead, Ware, Hertfordshire SGI 2 9PY FREE MEMBERSHIP OFFER!
FULLY QUALIFIED ENGINEERS ON SITE TO UNDERTAKE REPAIRS OF, COMPUTERS, DISC-DRIVES, PRINTERS AND MONITORS ALL WORK GUARANTEED FOR 3 MONTHS. FREE ESTIMATES.
Tel: MARK OR MARTIN (0597 85) 3374 BUSINESS HOURS Mon-Sat 9am to 8pm AMPOWER 4f COMPUTER REPAIRS 15a ALCESTER ROAD. STUDLEY, WARKS B80 7AG COMMODORE AMIGA ¦ MIGA A500 Screen Gems ...£369 ?*Hocts anf, AMIGA A500 First Steps ....£499 AMIGA B2000+1084 .....£1299 x? O AMIGA A3000-16-40 £2199 AMIGA A3000-25-40 £2599 AMIGA A3000-25-40 + A1950 ...£2899 « AMIGA A3000-25-100 .....£2899 S PS AMIGA RAM EXPANSIONS A500 Cortex 8MB (2MB Pop) £299 A500 Cortex 8MB (4MB Pop) £419 1- A2000
Cortex 8MB (2MB Pop) £269 Compu»r Sytem A2000 Cortex 8MB (8MB Pop) £599 n 0reenw' y. Omr. Lane. Bradshaw, Halifax.
A3000 1 MB 256 x 4 DRAM ...£65 T,‘ ,0422 246788 A3000 4MB 1MB x 4 ZIP RAM ....£299 We also stock Amiga AtariST IBM PC products. Please call for a price AMIGA PERIPHERALS
3. 5" External drive .....£69
1084 14" Colour Monitor ...£249 A590
20MB HD 2MB RAM (0 Pop) .£399 A500 Vortex 40MB
Autoboot HD ..£499 A2000 Microbotics 40MB HD
19ms ......£599 A1950 Multi-Sync
Monitor ..£489 A2630 68030 68882 2MB
RAM ...£1299 Panasonic KXP-1081 9 Pin
Printer ..£179 Panasonic KXP-4420 Laser
Printer £1199 KCS Power Board
A500 PC-XT ...£320 DISKS
3. 5” Unbranded 100% Error Free ..from 35p
3. 5” Unbranded Sony 100% ......from 39p We sell
JVC 3M DysanADK KAO disks list. ALL PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF
VAT.
PRICE-BUSTING THE LEADING BRANDS Amiga specialists COMPUTERTEC HIGH QUALITY AMIGA ST SPECIALISTS HOTLINE (0502) 584908 Commodore dealers since 1985 Our Own Service Division Scot lands Leading Micro Specialists T II E COMPUTER DEPOT 205 Buchanan Street, GLASGOW 041-332-3944 55 Clerk Street EDINBURGH 031-668-4146 Inshops Wellgate Centre, DUNDEE 0382-29653 Licensed Credit Broker *Mail Order * AMIGA DIGITIZING SERVICES Your pictures digitized in any Amiga resolution and returned on a free disk!
Digitizing costs are £1.30 for each colour picture, and £1.00 for B W Please wake cheques P.Ospayable to A.D.S or telephone 0903-210279 to discuss your individual requirements Please ' W Cheques Postal miters I DF PAYABIM TO: COMPUTERTEC COMPUTERTEC. I Lowwvll Road .,11 hr UrI,; vat & P.pI k
* . *. A it v fcimnv pk*a.M.* .idd L2.00 pci ilom Lowcsloll,
Sllt( ilk. NR33 (IRQ Ruiutn 1 post .scrviic on slink iicmv
TEL: (0502) 584908 Cheques subject In clearance 7 Park
Crescent, Worthing, West Sussex HARDWARE U K ONLY (Free DWWV)
(Court** C5 00) Am a A500 c O F P» rx TV ModMator. F?9 Rooot
Wcrs'rs R*rtx » tMnOs • 10 Mr* Mas C368 95 AA500 Scree' Gems
Pack X Bee* » the Futxe 2 Days o* Thunder Shac»e o' The Beast
Kr*ghl Breed D Patnt II E368 95 Amiga A500 Oass of 9CTs Pac* nc
TV Modulator Educator-a Pac* £512 00 yONfTORS & PRINTERS
Ph*ps6833 14* CO Mon £248 94 Commodore 1084S 14’ Coour Mow £235
95 Epson LX400 9P* £’79 95 Epson LO 550 24*v E348 95 Se*o*he SP
2000AJ 9fV £21895 Se*osha SL 92A) 2*Pr £308 95 StarlCl0 9P*
£158 95 SUWLC10 9 Po Co*Our £208 90 LC24 10 24 Pit £256 00
QUALITY JOYSTICKS & ACCESSORIES Competitor' Pro Dear Exlra auto
£14 50 Competitor' Pro SOOO £13 50 0»AC*|Oy Vi Jettpmer SV126
£13 50 Amoa 1 2 m g uograde wth ooc* £46 00 Anga t 2 meg
jograde
* Hhout ooc* £43 00 Am a t 5 meg jpgraoe £138 95 Amuga A500 8 meg
ram Doard wth 2 m g* pop ated £168 00 A-»ga 3 5* ’ -eg enemai
on* £65 00 Cumana E rterna Dnve nc Swrich £78 00 Niks ha Mouse
£31 50 Mouse Ma: £4 50 100C D&ank *sks 10*3 5 10*3 5 DSOO Sony
osfcs £8 50 £5 50 :-5oer-000 AMIGA £34 50 £12 75 £17 50 £13 50
£1695 £19 95 £12 50 £1790 £17 90 £1790 £1790 Amos Games Oeaior
Ant Meads 688 Anac» SuC BafW Squadron BatCe Chess Barrie o»
Bntan Boodeych BSS Jane Seymour Cadaver Captve Cast* Master
Conqueror £1750 Corporation . ________ £1790 Doubt Dragon u
£1550 Dragon* Br*atr £20 50 Dragon* L* tMb' £32 50 Dragon* lap
ll £32 50 Drakhen £1850 Dungeon Master Mmo* £1550 Emotion £1750
F16 Falcon £1750 Fatcon Mission D sk 1 O'2 £13 50 F 29 Retailor
£1690 F *ndish Freddy £1750 Fi.m©o » Quest £1750 Food £1690
Ghosts A Gobims £14 50 Hard Dnvm £1550 ¦mmortet ... £18
50 r Game From The Deseh £16 50
* *o« 2 • WonoCup £15 75
* *0" Piayer Manager £15 75 K-log Game Show £18 50 Leisure Suit
Larry i23 each C21 50 North ft South £1550 Opera!on Stealth
£1790 Operation Thjnoerbon £1750 Operation Wof £1690 Powe*
Monge' £1850 Pokce Quest 2 i iMbi £1750 PopuOus £17 75 Promised
Lands £8 75 Pass g Shot Teor«s £1350 Ptcrttxg £1790 Preoous
Meta £17 75 P'C«ecT*'e £16 90 Robococ 2 £1750 Roto.
£1750 RVF Honda £1690 Red Storm Rising £1750 Resofuton 101..... £1690 Rorke s Dnfl £1690 Sargon ill Chess £1790 Stunt Car Racer £1690 Shadow o' the Beast u £23 75 Sen C-ty £1850 Sow** £1300 TV Scots FocXDad (US) £1750 TV Sports BasketD*: £1625 Thre ome Platinum 2 £1650 Tnad Vtt 2 £1650 Thunoerbiros .. £1650 Turncan ...... £1690 Teenage Mulant Turtles £21 50 Untouchables £1750 UMS2 ..... £1750 Uftima V ..... £1990 Venus Fly Trap £1490 We-d Dreams £1790 Wings of Fkxy ________ £1750 Wngs £1995 Xenomorph £1690 X-Out £1650 Xenon 2 MegaOast £15 90
GRAPHICS ft VIDEO Aegis Vdeo Tm©r C82 75 Credit Tex Scroaer £20 90 Dpamt ill (Pal 1MB) £57 50 Real Things B rds £20 90 Deluxe Vdeo ill |Pa'1MBI £67 75 D gipaint 3 0 (Pal) £58 90 Photon Pa nt (Pal) .. £12.50 Photon Paint IMPail MB) £2150 Protessional Draw 2 (1 MB I £ 158 50 Pro Video Plus Cl77 90 Sculpt 3DXL (Pa' 1MB) £11200 Tno A Tron. £21 75 TurOO S-ver £97 50 TV Show 2 i Pal 1MB i £57 00 TV Tex Pro (Pal) £98 50 voeo F'ame Grabber (PalS.W) £98 75 Video Colour Upgrade £16 25 Xcad Designer £79 50 MUSIC APPLICATIONS Aegis Somx 2 0 £45 75 DeTu.e Music £50 25 Muse X U K Version) £94 50
Mastersound Digitizer £34 90 Future Sound Oflitizer £77 90 M *master Interlace (5 Ports)£31 90 M* Lead £3 00 BUSINESS ft EDUCATION Ad«amage £77 50 Arena Int Accounts i 1MB i £115 00 Discover Maths Discover Numoers Discover Chemistry Discover ApnaDei (EACH) £13 90 Fun School 2 Under 6 s Fun School 2 6 8S Fun School 2 Over 8s (EACH) £12 50 Robot Readers 3 Bears £22 90 SpelibOOk 4-6 or 7. (EACH) £18 50 Hrsoft Bas.c £56 00 Home Accounts £20 75 Home Ohce Kit £97 50 K ndeords2 0(1MB Recommended) £38 75 Mav« Beacon Typing Tutor £19 75 Mcro GCS6 Maths Micro GCSE French Mooted Word Microbase Database
Pen Pal (Pal 1MB) £19 25 £96 90 £54 00 Prodata ... P'Oteat 4 2 (IMB Recommended) £64 90 100 * of other title* available!
Please phone for price!
Liras, make cheques postal ordars rtc pas able to: POST EXPRESS HILLCREST HOLSE SI ITE S
49. A VICARAGE ROAD LONDON. E10 5EF TELEPHONE 08! 518 7494 Your
computer is ¦ the only teacher I which YOU CONTROL!
Ml prices include VAT & delivers All computers are genuine I K specification All computers include a free holida) pack K T Proprietor: Mark Cameron POST EXPRESS SI AMIGA 5INI SCREEN GEMS PACK AMIG 5INI B TM N PACK £399 99 £49 95 £24 95 £24 95 £24 95 f+5 GJ ON 4- OUR PRICE
* +: -U Ol'R PRICE Kosmos Software Ltd, FREEPOST (no stamp
needed) DUNSTABLE, Beds. LU5 6BR Telephone 05255 3942 or 5406
AMIGA 500 £399 99 Days of Thunder £24 95 Shadow of the Beast
£24 95 Gu ON Back io the Future II £24 95 Knight Breed £24 95
Deluxe Paint II .... £49 95 -U AND MORE"!
TOTAL RRP OVER £600 00 OUR PRICE AMK*A 54M FLIGHT OF FANTASY AM GA 500 .. Dei-*e Pa nt ll .... £399 99 £49 95 ?+5 GJ c29 Retaiiator ... £24 95 Ra noow islands...... £24 95 Os Rooc" Mobsters ..... £24 95 AND MORE"’ TOTAL RRP: £519.79 OCR PRICE AMIGA 500 0399 99 EoucalOAa Sd-*a-e £660 00 Upon registration eacr- pufcnasei an« recuse a ' e containing Over 200 pages oI ac. e gunJance & womsneeis relating to tne National Cumctjlum AND LOTS MORE!!!
TOTAL RRP: £1054.40 AMIGA 500
11. ASS Of THE 90 s P ( K Please phone or write lo us for your
free calalogue. There are some lernfic bargains to be had.
Amiga 2000 up to £500 off. Atari mega ST up to £300 off. Stacy up to £200 off. Roland musical equipment up lo £80 off.
Educational. Entertainment, creative & home office software available.
A FREE 2 YEAR WARRANTY WITH ANY AMIGA PACK!!
AMIGA 500 Defuxe Paint II . Interceptor New Zealand Story Batman the Movie ... AND MORE1" TOTAL RRP: £524.00
* I HIS Will I I) NORM VI.IA COST Mil NEXTRACX«.no Whatever your
age, whatever your subject
- let your computer help you learn.
Subjects include ... French, German, Spanish, Italian, English History, Geography, Science, General Knowledge, Football, First Aid, Sport, England, Scotland, Natural History, Junior Spelling and Arithmetic Available for most popular home & business computers Kosmos are specialist producers of Educational Software designed to help you enjoy learning from your computer. Our programs even allow you to add your _own lesson material._ Write or telephone for a FREE 20-page BROCHURE of our Educational & Leisure software _Please slate your computer type I n the days when virtually everyone received
their wages in cash and paid all their bills in exactly the same way, keeping track of personal finances was considerably less complicated than it is today.
Now the trend is for everyone to have at least one bank account and probably a couple of credit cards.
More and more people spread the cost of large bills by standing order and direct debit payments and almost everyone is now paid either by cheque or bank transfer.
I The Money Program Anyone who finds working out bank and credit card balances a nightmare is likely to welcome Personal Finance Manager. It has been designed by MichTron to handle bank, credit card and similar transactions both by easing the reconciliation process when the statement balance doesn’t agree with your own calculations and by providing budget information in a variety of formats so that you can easily see where you have underspent or, more likely, overspent.
The heart of the system is a list of all transactions on a particular account, such as a bank account.
Individual transactions are entered manually while standing orders can be set up which will automatically be entered at the appropriate date. As each transaction is entered into the system, the program sorts it into date order and shows the current balance on the screen.
Cheque Mate It’s most unlikely that your monthly statement will agree exactly with this balance, since cheques will normally show up on your statement several days or even weeks after being written. In order to check the accuracy of the statement it is necessary to reconcile the two balances.
Here the program can be very helpful. Simply feed the date and statement balance in, then sit back while it works out which entries in your list make up the balance on the statement. Assuming all goes well, listed items which do not appear on the statement will be shown ghosted on the screen for easy reference. To remove the ghosting while still recording balanced items, the system will then put a red tick by each checked entry. Then by switching off the ghosting your list will show all items appearing on the bank statement with a red tick beside them.
Lit Sometimes the program will be unable to make a reconciliation, in which case you will have to resort to manual methods. The same system of checking entries can be done individually by either ticking or ghosting as required. Since ghosted entries are then removed from the running balance, this can be a quick method of reconciling your balance with the bank's opinion, without having to match each individual entry across to the bank statement.
Budget Games The other feature of the program is the budget. As each item is entered in the main list it is allocated to a particular predefined category such as motor expenses, mortgage or gas and electricity. These categories are user-definable and are identified by a single key-press. Although orty ten may be used at any bme mrfien defining the budget, these can be changed as required for chedong less usual categories.
The categories are ubfcsed in several ways. One of the most useful is to select only the entries for a particular category. Wtach can then be listed to screen or pnnter. This would be useful for a (very) small business as a partess expenditure analysis method. Other uses for the categories concern the budget.
Both pie and bar charts can be produced showing up to 10 categories at a time. The pe chart simpfy Personal Banking If you have trouble keeping track of where you money goes, your own Personal Finance Manager might help. PAT WINSTANLEY tries to find out precisely how... shows the relative proportion for the various categories while the bar chart shows actual against budget expenditure. The third graphical display is a plot of the account balances between chosen dates, showing where and by how much you’ve dipped into the red.
In each case the start and end dates can be adjusted, as can the categories involved. Unfortunately there seems to be no good way of actually printing these charts out.
LEFT: Pie charts are available to show the proportion of your expenditure that has been spent on each part of the budget.
Summing Up LEFT: Equally, bar graphs can be constructed to show graphically the state of your balance over a period of time. Try not to go so far into the red again, pleasel Anyone running a small business could find the program useful both commercially and in personal matters, particularly if accounts are sometimes used for a mixture of business and personal transactions.
The categorisation is both flexible and friendly, data entry and manipulation is clear and simple, and the budget system is easy to use. A good program for those who simply want the job done but don’t need go-faster stripes to complicate things.
PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGER All Amigas ¦ C29.95 MichTron 0726 68020 DATAPLEX COMPUTERS LTD.
Hlblfilex 129 Bath Road- 19 Hi8h Street For Top Quality Products And Top Quality Service . We Welcome You To...... Cottayc Corwj t*£t1} Mul S-of&vA-te Swindon, Wiltshire Tel: 0793 488448 PRIZE DRAW ALL CUSTOMERS WHO BUY FROM COTTAGE SOFTWARE RECEIVE A UNIQUE NUMBER WHICH IS ENTERED IN OUR MONTHLY SOFTWARE GAME PRIZE DRAW £28.99 £1799 £1799 £1799 £28 99 £20 99 £1799 £20.99 £17.99 £1799 £17.99 £1799 £24 99 £28.99 £28.99 MONITORS
S. A.E FOR PRICE LIST AND INTRODUCTORY LETTER ALL PRICES INCLUDE
VAT PLEASE ADD £1.00 TO YOUR TOTAL SOFTWARE ORDER TO INCLUDE
FIRST CLASS POST AND PACKING CHEQUE POSTAL ORDERS AND , CREDIT
CARD . ,
U. ;r J FACILITIES r~“3 AVAILABLE LfiLJ your Games ana Serious
software from us and recieve ...... and advice with Tips.
Reviews, Cheats and General Information whenever possible on
any Software or Hardware purchased from us Cottage Software
AMIGA Top 15 Chart COTTAGE SPECIAL SCREEN GEMS AMIGA A500 PACK
Includes: Shadow of the Beast II, Back To The Future II,
Nightbreed, Days of Thunder. Deluxe Paint II.
Game Reviews and Helo all for £379.99 COTTAGE COMPUTERS J. SOFTWARE
P. O. BOX 34 ROMSEY HAMPSHIRE S031 8YW 0703 740349 Battle Master.
Chaos Strikes Back Corporation Days Of Thunder F I 9 Stealth Fighter Hollywood Stars Midnight Resistance Midwinter Murder Nightbreed lactionl Ooerahon Stealth Rck Dangerous I Shadow of The Beast H Their Finest Hour Wings (1 meg] Game Cheats Tips Reviews and information sent on request. Just write or phone for AMOS The Creator only £35.99 Order Now1 CLASS OF THE 90 S AMIGA 500 PACK Includes BBC EmMator.
Publisher s Choice DTP Wordprocessor. Database.
Spreadsheet. Define Pant II.
Disk Wallet, Power Pack, Dr Ts Midi. Manuals. 18 Blank Discs Game Reviews and Help All this tor £559 99 We otter a fnendty. Reliable serv-ce suporyng Computers and Peripherals Leisure and Serious Software 0*rseas orders very welcome Fi4 back up advice service If we can help we wil Aa letters answered ASA.P. Please enclose 38p S AE Thank you Leisure Serious Software available for: Amiga, Amstrad, Atari.
Spectrum, Commodore 64, IBM PC compatibles Game Consoles ORDER ADVICE HOTLINE 0703 740340 COMMODORE AND AMSTRAD SPECIALISTS ANSWERPHONE AFTER MOORS 10AM UNTIL 7PM Amiga A500 1 Mb Pack -Choose any Amiga A500 from above and we will give you 512K RAM + clock, mouse mat at only....£355 Amiga Class of 90's .....£439 Atari 520STFM discovery pack includes 4 games .£240 Atan 520 STE Turbo Pack includes basic STOS and 7 games £310 Atari 1040 STE extra pack Includes ST Words. ST Calc. ST Basic, ST Graphics. Hyper-Paint, STOS, 1st Basic. Print Game £399 1 Meg 3.5'
internal .£49 1 Meg 3.5" external £60 1 Meg 5.25" external ..£90 Amiga A500 Batman Pack + free box of disks £317 Amiga A500 Flight of Fantasy + box of disks ......£317 Amiga A500 Screen Gems Packs • free disks £317 Slough.
Berkshire.
SL1 3UW Tel: 0753 35557 AMIGA A500 HARDWARE SPECIAL OFFER 512K Ram ? Clock .£45 Joystick £10 10 Blank disks in library box £6 Mouse Mai .£3 Naksha Mouse £32 Philips CM8833 - Colour Monitor + leads only ....- £189 SM 1224 (Atari) ...£205 SM 124 (Atari) £85 Star LC10 Mono ..£129 Star LC200 Colour (9 pm)......£180 Star LC24 200 (24 pin) ...£219 Star LC24 200 Colour .....£259 Panasonic KXP1124+ lead
....£199 Panasonic KXP1624 £329 Citizen 120D * .....£120 Citizen 124D .£189 Citizen Swift 24 + Colour Upgrade .£265 Citizen Swift 9 Colour Upgrade .£185 Epson LX400 £526 Epson LQ400 (24 pin) ....£199 Epson LQ 500 ......£269 SHOWROOM open: Mon ¦ Fri
9. 30 - 5.30 Saturday
9. 30 - 4.30 MAILORDER Consumable* £1.50 Hardware £8.00 Prices
excluding VAT ACCESSORIES RIBBONS PLEASE CALL FOR PRICES
WANTED USE YOUR UOICE TO OUTDRAW THE GUNFIGHTER USE YOUR VOICE
TO LOCATE THE v TREASURE CASH PRIZES 089831 3599 MFODIAl POBox
36 LSI 4TN Col charges 33p Per Mn Cheap 44p Per Min All Other
Tmes del PO Box 36 LSI 4TN Col Chorges 33P Per mr Cheap Rate
44P ol other times rc
- FIRST AID FOR TECHNOLOGY Simply send your machine with a .i. 15
diagnostic fee you will be sent a wrilte quotation for ihe cost
of repairing your machine.
* TYPieHTTY £45. 1 WEEK TURNAROUND *
W. T.S. ELECTRONICS LTD. CHAUL END LANE. LUTON. BEDS. LU4 8EZ
0582 491949 (4 LINES) OMPUTER REPAIRS ATARI ST AMIGA ATHENE
COMPUTERS 16 Stoke Rood, Gosport, Hants P0121JB Telephone:
(0705) 51 1439 Fax: (0705) 511646 THE AMIGA COMPUTER PACKS GEM
PACK FLIGHT OF FANTASY BATMAN A500 Computer A500 Computer A500
Computer TV Modulator TV Modulator TV Modulator Mouse Mouse
Mouse D Paint II D Paint II D Paint II Days of Thunder F29
Retaliator Batman Shadow of the Beast II Rainbow Island FI 8
Interceptor Back to the Future Escape from the Robot Monsters
New Zealand Story Night Breed £379 £379 £369 All the above
packs ore available with the Athene Computers add on pock
which includes: NINE SOFTWARE TITLES: Archipelagos,
Eliminator, Quadralien, Mercenary, Cybernoid II, Backlash,
Battleships, Custodian, Vortex.
ALSO Mouse mat, dust cover, joystick, 5 blank disks, 3 public domain software ALL FOR £399 PRINTERS Star LC10 ..£165.00 EXTRAS DISC DRIVES f AYQC Cnmnnn CQC AH Star LC10 Colour £209.00 Star FR10 ..£379.00 Star FR15 ..£495.00 Star XB24-10 ....£496.00 Star
XB24-15 ...£655.00 Colour kit for FR10-XB24 .£46.00 laajjh lumono .itoj.uu NEC Drive .....£79.00 A501 512K extra £99.00 A590 20mb hd .£379.00 MONITORS CBM 1084S 'D' ......£269.00 ™E Star LC200 Colour .£229.00 inc. STAR Star
LC24-200 ......£299.00 inc. PRINTERS Including lead Philips 8833 £259.00 NEC Multisync II £479.00 ATHENE COMPUTERS FOR BUSINESS + FOR PLEASURE Excellent Service, Best Prices + Full Support All our products UK spec. Say No to Grey imports CONSPIRACY on the droid httie idiots Ace Powers Star Police s a Matter? You wannaj doormat? Outta wy ¦ ission briefing: you will be transpc-e: ‘ pirate IVI base, wtiere you must make your way to the treasure vaults and 'liberate' the money that is stashed away inside. Along the way, the base’s defences must be
destroyed or they will destroy you.
LIGHT FORCE You are in control of a tank which fires fireballs from its gun: these fireballs can be bounced off various mirror-like surfaces in the base to reach their targets. Warning: if you are careless with the fireballs' target- ting, you may destroy the treasure vaults or the nuclear reactor that powers the base. In a worst-case scenario you will have only fifteen seconds to exit the base.
In the first of two unusual educational games just in from Australia, DAMIEN NOONAN zaps aliens while learning about light rays... It doesn’t sound much like education, does it? It certainly doesn't sound like secondary school Physics, either - but that's exactly what it is.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember Physics as being cursed with the worst teachers on the curriculum and an interesting Physics lesson involved sticking a piece of paper tape to the back of a piece of wood with wheels attached and watching it roll down a short plank.
No, we never zapped aliens in Physics in my day... Light Work Light Force is an excellent example of the idea of integrating a ‘fun’ concept with a specific area of learning. The package is intended to teach some of the basic principles of light and its behaviour: reflection and refraction in particular, but also how colours work.
The clever thing is the way it does it.
The package comes on two disks and consists of three parts: a game, a tutorial and a set of exercises. The tutorial teaches the basic principles needed to master the subject at 'secondary school’ level, which in this case certainly seems adequate for exam level up to the age of 16. The exercises are in the form of sets of ten multiple-choice questions, with an assessment at the end of each set.
An incentive to work through the slightly more Tedious’ part, the tutorial and take the brief tests is provided by the game. If you manage to pass one of the tests with a score of nine or ten out of ten, you are promoted to a higher rank within the game. Ifs a simple enough idea, but it certainly works.
¦3H, Th« tests take the form ol a series ol multiple choice questions on the topics in the tutorials.
Light Guns The game is quite elegant in its simplicity, subtly involving and putting into practice many of the lessons of the physical principles of light. The tank the player drives is armed with a gun to shoot the fireballs. This gun can be rotated by a degree at a time or through angles of 10 or 45 degrees. The fireballs can be bounced off reflective walls to reach the target, but all targets must be hit from long range because the tank can only travel down the road and because the defences zap' the tank if it gets too close.
The game is played, in the manner of most computer games, as a senes of levels which must be negotiated in turn. Progress is rewarded not only by movement to newer and more exotic levels, not only by the amassing of an ever-greater number of points, but also by the ability to use ancillary ships in addition to the tank and by promobon to a higher rank of skill and competence.
The ancillary ships can be of several knds to negotiate different knds of orvscreei terrain, but the most important thing about them is the way they are armed. An earty promotion, for instance, bears the rank 'Mirror Master'.
The player can now use an ancillary ship carryng a rrwror.
From which fireballs fired by the tank can be reflected towards their target.
Not only does this give the game more variety, it also reinforces the lessons of reflection that the game is trying to teach.
Good educational software should be to entertain first, to the attention of hild or young person, and then to slip the learning in as discreetly as possible. Seldom is this done as well as by Light Force.
The game is highly entertaining and enjoyable and the lessons are well integrated, while remaining clearly educabonal and practical.
Ifs rare, too, to find an educabonal program which is aimed at older children and succeeds: rarer sbll to find one that could be used happily in schools at this advanced level, as well as at home. The game was written by degree students with some knowledge of teaching techniques - and it shows. An excellent package and highly recommended.
LIGHT FORCE All Amigas ¦ C23.99 ¦ TS A Marc am 081 941 6117 DEAL DIRECT 24 HOUR HOTLINE 0533 471485 OR 0533 545732 Minimum order for free delivery £29.00. All orders under £29.00 add £3.90 PSP MEMORY EXPANSIONS - SEE US AT THE SHOPPER SHOW STAND NO G5 Amiga 0.5Mb A501 RAM expansion and clock (Commodore's own brand)£89.99 Amiga 0.5Mb RAM expansion, memory disable switch, 16 chips on board includes chipmem option - version without battery backed up clock £34.99 version with battery backed up clock £39.99 Amiga 0.5MB RAM expansion, memory disable switch, video retail packaging version without
battery backed up clock 4 chip board ...£34.99 version with battery backed up clock includes chipmem option ......£39.99 Amiga 3.5" top quality disk drive external ....£64.99 1,8Mb RAM upgrade board, including clock and disable switch COMPLETE 1.8Mb board fully configured to 1.8Mb with lead .Af i rvi iB £214.00 SEPARATES 1.8Mb board configured to 512K .S' S' £89.00 Gary lead (needed if configuring greater than 512K) PRODUCTS £19.99 Additional 512K RAM
expansion chipsets p _ ......£35.00 Amiga 0.5Mb RAM expansion chipset for A590 hard drive unit ...A ......£35.00 Amiga 500 4.0Mb RAM upgrade populated to 0.0Mb .FULL-1-2 £99.99 Amiga 500 4.0Mb RAM upgrade populated to 4.0Mb £299.99 Amiga 8.0Mb external RAM upgrade board populated to 2.0Mb ..MOUTHS ....£299.00 Atari Ste 0.5Mb RAM expansion boards, fitted
internally .fil l ARAMTP'P ..£49.99 Atari ST3 2.0Mb RAM expansion boards, fitted internally Sr.V .£148.99 (We may be able to pay you for your existing Ste internal memory) AMIGA PERIPHERALS Amiga "Fatter Agnus" chip (8372A) enables up to 1 meg chip RAM .....PQH. A.FULL £60.00 Amiga 1.3 Kickstart ROM upgrade for A500 2000 (hard drive auto boot) .P-ATA-l-TVf l-IF £33.00 Amiga Vidi, video frame grabber
unit .... „... 77 7..77 £99.95 Amiga Virus Protector hardware, protects from bootblock virus ...OF--OUR .....£14.99 Amiga Boot Selector Cards (choose to boot from DFO or DFI . £12.95 Amiga Electronic Boot Selector (boot from DFO to DF3) .PRODUCTS .£39.00 Amiga Kickstart Selector, supplied with Kickstart ROM (1.2 or 1.3) a c ..£49.00
Amiga Kickstart Selector, supplied without Kickstart .9.-. F- .£20.00 Amiga MM3000 midi interface (in, thru, out) ..-TQ-AO DRESS ...£22.99 Amiga Action Replay Cartridge, backup cartridge, inc. Mcode monitor ..7 .. £59.99 Amiga Syncro Express II - Duplication system requires a second drive including second
drive £104,00 without second drive .£34.99 AMIGA 500 COMPUTER DEALS - FREE DETAILS AMIGA 500 Standard Pack includes A500 computer, 512K RAM, 1Mb disk drive, mouse, TV modulator, power supply, operation manuals & workbench disks.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START ONLY £339.95 Amiga 500 Batman Pack - (as standard pack) plus Batman the Movie, F18 Interceptor, New Zealand Story, Deluxe Paint 2 - SPECIAL PRICE ..£359.95 Amiga Flight of Fantasy Pack - (same as standard pack) plus F29 Retaliator, Rainbow Islands, Deluxe Paint 2 & Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters - SPECIAL PRICE ...£359.95 Amiga
500 Screen Gems Pack (same as standard pack) plus Days of Thunder, Shadow of the Beast II, Back to the Future Part II, Nightbreed, Deluxe Paint II - SPECIAL PRICE ...£359.95 Amiga 500 Class of the 90's Educational Pack - same as standard plus all educational extras ...£519.00 Amiga 590 hard disk drive ....£359.00
AMIGA TENSTAR SOFTWARE PACK Software ncludes the following titles: Mercenary, Insanity Flight, Amegas, Art of Chess. Thundercats, Barbarian, Terrorpoas. Wizball, Buggy Boy & Ikari Warriors ..£22.95 All goods subject to availability.
POWER SUPPLIES ibjei Please allow 5-28 days delivery.
Please make cheques payable to: Amiga power supply 30% more power drives more disk drives ......£39.99 Amiga power supply - standard ..£37.00 . Atari ST internal power supply (direct replacement) P.C.B. Unit .....£39.99 C.D.R. LTD, UNIT 22. AFD, SYKEFIELD ~ - ; ’ AVENUE. LEICESTER. LE3 0LB Amiga 1.5 Meg RAM upgrade board works in 1.3 machine unpopulated £49.99 other payment methods: ACCESS. VISA BACS ......512k semi-populated £79.95 postal order.
......1 meg semi-populated £99.99 To speed up delivery please write cheque All upgrade boards inc. lead to Gary chip 1.5 meg fully populated £119.99 guarantee no. On back of cheque.
That represent their flight paths are simple straight lines too. Each line can be tilted or moved up, down and sideways to define a flight path from the hero’s hand to the target.
As each parkful of baddies is cleared, the hero undergoes an increase in Brainpower which allows him to use a more sophisticated weapon on the next round. Moving up to a proper boomerang, for instance, the flight path becomes sophisticated enough to bend round corners but the graph is a more complex parabola, so the mathematical knowledge being tested is a stage more complex too.
Certain shape: to achieve this, you must adjust the numbers in the equation that describes the line. As you do so, the line shifts on screen to represent the correct plot. When you are happy with it you bang the 'Mark' button and the program says if your effort was right or wrong.
The test progresses through the increasingly more difficult subjects of the tutorial, but you can give up at any stage. Good progress in the test is rewarded (once again) with a boost forwards in the game: you are given a code to enter which increases your Brainpower, allowing you to use the more sophisticated boomerangs in the game and so score more of those valuable points.
Happy Returns The system of rewards and incentives in Boomeraid is quite comprehensive.
Naturally success at the less intellectual task of playing the game is rewarded by progress through the levels and the ability to use more powerful boomerang weapons, but also, when the hero eventually succumbs to the attacks of the hoodlums, a check on how many types of graph were used successfully is displayed along with a certificate of general hardness, starting out at 'Dingo Bait’ if you die on the first level.
The reward stimulus is, of course, carried on into the tutorials and the exercises. The tests take the form of a graph display (called 'Mathbench'l, beneath which is shown an equation describes the line in terms Cartesian coordinates, are set the task of making line on the graph pass through a certain point or create Conclusion Boomeraid is an earlier effort than Light Force by the same programmers and in a few little ways it shows.
The whole thing does not seem to hang together with quite the same tightness, the test exercises are just slightly less clearly presented and the game is perhaps a little less natural in its integration of the teaching principles. But these are really quite minor gripes. On the whole it is another clever package, wittily combining an enjoyable game of the kind that may appeal to young people whose educations are more biased to TV and arcades than to textbooks with a good, solid grounding in the topic under discussion. This is as much fun as algebra is ever going to be' BOOMERAID All Amigas
¦ C23.99 ¦ TSA Marcam 081 941 6117 The second of this month's Down-Under Duo deals with complex mathematics in a very Australian way. DAMIEN NOONAN investigates.
BOOMERAID Gday, mate! Step back, now, a couple of years into the dim but not-scMlistant past, to a time when a film called Crocodile Dundee starring a certain Paul Hogan did more to make being Australian cool than a whole troop of smooth- talking Clive Jameses and smooth- looking Jason Donovans ever could.
Even though the current ideal of Australia may be a small, blonde woman who thinks she's the next Madonna, the Aussie programmers at Lemmingsoft hark back to the good old days when men were men, crocodiles were victims and the Esky was always full of tinnies. The hero of Boomeraid is a tough, stocky Paul Hogan type with the black hat and the big knife, but he is armed also with the most traditional of Aussie weapons, the boomerang.
And this is where the story really starts. Like Light Force, Boomeraid is essentially a game of the kind best calculated to appeal to the children of the video age. Alongside the game there are tutorials and marked, multiple-choice tests: and again, reading and learning is encouraged by the fact that good results in the test will aid progress in the game.
Come Back!
So why boomerangs, for goodness sake? Well, the idea is that the path of a boomerang can be described on a computer screen by a graph. In order to throw the boomerang correctly, the player must be able to manipulate the graph that represents the flight path with some skill. Graphs are an important part of the study of mathematics, as are the algebraic functions, the formulae to place x and y Cartesian coordinates that describe them.
The scenario for the game is that an inner-city park in a major city has become the preserve of murderers, rapists, bikers, flashers and other perverse deviants. In an effort to wipe out the problem of crime once and for all, the city authorities have put up a large electric fence around the park and sent our hero with the boomerangs in to sort them out.
Initially the hero is armed only with spears. Since these have a simple straight-line trajectory, the graphs YOUR ONE STOP SHOP MORE SOFTWARE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE!
MORE HARDWARE THAN YOU CAN USE!
MAIL ORDER:- HOTLINE (0782) 204639 or FAX (0782) 202269 Carriage: All goods sent by post. Add EXTRA £8 per major item for Courier or £10 for Next Day POST to Unit 7a Oldham St., Hanley, STOKE on TRENT, ST1 3EY. Callers welcome at our shops Get the most from your AMIGA ? Memory Expansion ? Lockable Disk Box ? Dust Cover ? Mouse Mat ? Drive Head Cleaner ? Zip Stlk Joystick ? Ten Disks full of Amazing lmeg Demos Only ££Q-99 the 1 MEG MMQA pack Exclusive to Sofawvte Socfiesvrf&ie With EVERY Amiga A500 ? SCREEN GEMS ?
? FLIGHT OF FANTASY ? OR ? BATPACK ?
(see left for individual pack details) you get - ? 1 Meg ot Memory + clock ¦ fitted and tested ? TV Modulator ? Mouse ? Workbench ? Mouse mat ? Lockable disk box ? 10 blank disks ? Microswitched Joystick Legendary Quality Great Styling Total Compatibility Fully Guaranteed Outstanding Spec IV . 99 Carriage & insurance £2.00 ? F29 Retaliator ? Rainbow Islands ? Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters ? Deluxe Paint II f AMIGA Expansion Kit SHEFFIELD ST HELENS 6 Waingate Sheffield 27 Baldwin Street FLIGHT OF FANTASY Exclusive Connoisseur Software Collection Airborne Ranger Infestation
Dynamite Dux Menace St Helens Manager Adrian Tel 0744 27941 Closed Thursday BAT PACK ? Batman - The Movie ? F-18 Interceptor ? New Zealand Story ? Deluxe Paint II Universal Military Simulator Baal km or ftirakr lor ) PRICE CL' NOV AMIGA 512K MEMORY EXPANSION
* Brings your Amiga up to 1 Mog In seconds.
* Enable disable switch. Now you can run ALL software.
* Easy to fit • DOES NOT INVALIDATE YOUR GUARANTEE.
* Reliable, fast, high quality chips on a robust through plated
P.C.B. Do not confuse with cheaper, inferior products.
* NEW!! I’llU-II.DI PJ7 5 ChipMem Option A590 RAM £34 ONLY .99
+£2 Postage OR WITH CLOCK CALENDAR EVERYTHING you could
possibly need for your AMIGA £39 ONLY Blank Disks We sell only
the highest quality blank disks 100% certified and made in
Japan. Each disk is guaranteed for life.
PLUS Kick Off Barbarian II IK+ Tetris Carriage FREE CUMANA aebbqa DRIVES the BEST NAME in Disk Drives NOW Only £64 ©Gat? LC10 "Best Buy" budget printer.
Only £169 .99 New Colour Printers ©Gat? LC200 Only £219 .99 ©Gat? LC24 - 200 Only £279 .99 "ABC IAVCABD STOKE-ON-TRENT 11 Market Square Arcade Hanley Stoke on Trent Manager Adrian Tel 0782 2G8620 Open 6 Days STOCKPORT 6 Mealhouse Brow (Off Little Underbank) Stockport Manager Ray Tel 061 480 2693 Open 6 Days Manager Den Tel 0742 721906 Open 6 days LEEDS (0532) 637988 UNIT 8, ARMLEY PARK COURT, OFF CECIL ST, ARMLEY, LEEDS LS12 2AE ] ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND DEUVERY ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE GENUINE UK SPECIFICATION FULL REPAIR SERVICE AVAILABLE FREE ESTIMATES MIDI MUSIC PACK Brought together
specifically to meet your Midi recording sequencing requirements Package contains A500 Pack. Midi Interlace Midi leads. 1 meg memory exp. 10 disks.
10 capacity box and Music X (full UK version) inc 250 track sequencer, patch editor library, extensive Midi filtering and key mapping, powerful editing and much much more £509.00 COMPUTERS | SCREEN GEMS PACK | CHRISTMAS 1 PACK CLASS OF THE 90 S| DIIblUFCP nani 1 AMIGA AbUU FALK Inc Workbench 1 3. Amiga Basic, Mouse. TV Moduiatcx Leads, Extras Disk, PSU Manuals and Tutorial ONLY £349 99 FLIGHT OF FANTASY PACK £369.00 BATPACK £369.00 A500 PACK AS STD PLUS Back To The Future II. Days ot ThtkxJer. Kmghtbreed. Shadow Ot The Beast II " And Deluxe Paint II fJEWN £369.00 WITH ANY AMIGA PACK YOU HAVE
THE OPTION TO BUY THE AMAZING ASTRA PACK 10 ncretMke games. Inc E-Mobon.
Ke Gloves Powerpiay. RVF Honda.
Tower of BaDel. Shuttlepuck Cate and many more TAKE THE HEADACHE OUT OF BUYING A COMPUTER THIS CHRISTMAS No need to shop around, we'll make sure you get everything you need in one superb value pack.
Comprises any Amiga Games Pack PLUS a top quality Cruiser joystick, mouse mat.
10 disks. Amiga fitted cover AND 3 EXTRA GAMES nonn QO NOW WITH 1 MEG OF RAM AS STANDARD!!
A500 Pack plus Kindwords 2.0. Pagesetter. Artists Choice. Head Line Fonts Pack. Amiga Logo.
Superbase Personal. BBC Emulator, Deluxe Paint II. Maxiplan Spread sheet, or Dr Ts Midi Recording Studio. Midi Interlace. Mousemat.
10 disks and Diskette Storage Wallet.
£549.99 NEW IN STOCK "First Steps Pack" similar to Class of the 90 s Pack but aimed at a younger Loyy.yy age group ALL OUR PRINTERS INCLUDE A STD CENTRONIC CABLE FREE!
PRINTERS STAR LC10 MONO The excellent LC10 is packed with features normally found in much more expensive printers
* 9 pin print head
* 144 CPS draft
* 36 CPS NLQ
* 4k buffer
* multiple built In fonts £159.99 STAR LC200 COLOUR 9 pm pm head.
180 cps ora* 225 cps hign speed draff '6K buffer, 8 resident
loots. M 7* carnage that can take landscape tormat.
Optional senai interface comes wth a mono and colour npton only £214.99 STAR LC24-200 24 pin head. 200 cps draft Elite. 222 cps high speed draft, 67 cps LQ, 7k buffer expandable lo 39K. 10 resident fonts.
11. 7" carriage (landscape) serial interface option.
(NE iV) only £259.99 STAR LC24-200 COLOUR The 7 colour version ol the new 80 col 24 pm LC24-200 ONLY £307.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 24 Superb quality 24 pin machine
* 24 Pin pnnt head
• 192 CPS drat!'64 CPS NLO
• 8K butter expandable lo 32k ' Optional colour capability 360
DPI ' Add £34.99 lor colour option
* 2 year warranty £289.99 EPSON EPL-7100 LASER ' A4 page laser
pnnter ’ Multiple built in fonts
• 512k memory ' Expandable to 6Mb
• 300*300 DPI graphics
* 6 pages per minute
* Small footprint £919.99 HARD DRIVES minimi DISCOUNT SOFTWARE
AMIIGA B2000 Music X the most comprehensive music package ol
the Amiga.. .£79.00 FANTAVISION Create your own movies with
great animation £19.99 COMIC SETTER The great DTP package for
comic strips £19.99 Dig view Gold Version 4 ......£124 99
Vista Landscape Graphics S'w £49 99 Aegis Somx Midi Music
Package £29 99 Aegis GraphicsCad Starter Pack £29 99 Aegis
Video Titter ....£89 99 AudioMaster 2
.. £39 99 Superplan Spreadshee! . £39 99 Superbase
Personal 2 .£39.99 SBA cash accounts
sw £69 99 The Works Platinum Edition ... £84 99
Scribble WP Platinum Edition £43 99 Integrated Package £99 00
£74 99 AMIGA A590 20 MEG The Commodore A590 has a built in
unpopulated Ram board so you can easiiy upgrade your Amiga
memory by up to 2 megs without invalidating your warranty
(autoboots from Kickstart 1.3 only) | NEWPRICEII If 299-99 Add
£40.00 for each 1 meg of expansion AMIGA A590 POPULATED with 2
Meg of Ram NEW PRICE!! £379.99
3. 5 INCH BULK DISCS SONY VERBATIM 100% error free, 135 TPI
Lifetime Guarantee QTY £
10. ... ..5.99
25. ... 13.99
50. ... 25.99
100. .. 47.99
200. ... .79.99 300
... ......115.99
400. .. ......149.99 500
. ..179.99 1000 .... 349.99 s«
Laces . ......500 ..7.99 3-iS* Lac* s
.....1000 .....13.99 AMIGA B2000 HD20a Amiga 2000
latest Rev. mouse, keyboard, operating software. 20 meg
autoboot hard dnve plus Publishers Choice. Deluxe Painl II
or Pholon Paint II £1099.00 AMIGA B2000 HD40a Same spec as
above but with 40 meg hard drive installed £1299.00 Many
other specifications available including internal Genlocks-
AT or XT IBM compatible Bndgeboards Call lor latest pricings
or come in tor a demo DRAM chips (256K'4) Toshiba. Intel.
Etc. Quantity = 4 ..£5.49 each Quantity =
8 ..£5.19 each Quantity =
16* ..£5.00 each I ACCESSORIES Amiga Scart
Leads .
. .£9.99 Amiga RGB Leads £9 99 Midi cables 2M £3 99 Midi cables 3M £4 99 Mid- cables 5M £5 99 Prmiei cables i 5 metre £5 99 Printer cables 2 0 metre . £8 99 A500 cover £4 99 LC10 cover .£4 99 LC24 10 cover . . . £6 99 Swiit 24 cover £699 12* monitor cover ...£5 99 14* monitor cover . £6 99 14* tilt and swivel monitor siand £1499 Universal printer stand £9 99 Mouse mats 8MM high quality ant: static £4 99 100 caoac ty lockaoie 3 5' disk Pox £“ 99 50 capacity as above £5 99 2 MEG EXTRA RAM BOARD Take your Amiga A500 up to 2.3 Megs total with this easy to tit board. Uses existing expansion
slot. This board can be supplied partly or fully populated Unpopulated £34.99 512K Populated £56.99 1 Meg Populated £93.99
1. 5 Meg Populated £114.99 Fully (2 Megs) £129.99
* Additional "Gary" board supplied with 1 Meg configurations or
above * 1 MEG UPGRADE Top Quality memory expansions inc.
Battery backed Real Time Clock and convenient on off switch 12
month guarantee £39.99 MONITORS PERIPHERALS |COHUOOOR£'384SO
Ssrec Sound 6*0 * 286 ¦esoueon are pare screen PHILIPS CM8833
Stereo Sound 600 ' 286 resolutidn green screen facility ' yr on
site warranty CUMANA CAX 354 1 MEG DRIVE £71
3. 5" .99 Midi Interface ...£22.99 Naksha Mouse .
...£29.99 Minigen Genlock ...
...£99 00 Rendale 8802 Genlock ..£189.00 Rombo
RGB Splitter ....£67.99 Amiga Modulator ...£1999
Pnnter Sharer (3 wayl .£20.99 Amiga Control Station
....£43 99 FANTAVIStON OR COMIC SETTER ONLY £15 00 WHEN
YOU BUY ANY BAM EXPANSION MAIL ORDER REMEMBER WE OFFER
• FAST Man order service
• FREE postage UK mainland
• FREE 2-3 day delivery (next day delivery only £3| ALL GOODS
TESTED BEFORE DESPATCH CALL INTO OUR SHOWROOM ¦ SPACIOUS FREE
PARKING FULL REPAIR SERVICE - FREE ESTIMATES ORDER BY TELEPHONE
QUOTING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER IF PAYING BY CHEQUE PLEASE MAKE
PAYABLE TO
• FIRST CHOICE • TEL: 0532 637988 FAX: 0532 637689 IT COSTS
LESS AT FIRST CHOICE! OPEN MON-SAT SUNDAY OPENING THURSDAY
NIGHT
9. 00AM-5.30PM
10. 00AM-3.00PM LATE TIL 8.00PM corn NEW TITLES SENT DAY OF
RELEASE 1 UPPER PARK STREET, HOLYHEAD, GWYNEDD LL65 1HA ALL
PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND DELIVERY BY FIRST CLASS POST (UK &
BFPO) GAMES 688 Anack Sub £16 75 £16 75 £34 90 £16 75 £16 75
£16 75 £16 75 £24 90 £16 75 £1990 £16 75 £16.75 £16 75 £1990
£16.75 £16 75 £1675 £9.90 ...£16.75 £1990 ...£16.75 . £1990
£16 75 £16 75 ..£16 75 £19 90 £16 75 £1675 £1990 £27 95 .
£1990 £39 99 £1675 £16 75 £16 75 £1675 £16 75 £13 75 £16 75
£16 75 £16.75 £16 75 £1675 £16.75 ..£13.75 ..£16.75 ...£19.90
£19.90 £31.90 £1675 £16 75 £1990 £16 75 £16 75 £16 75 £16.75
£16 75 £16 75 £31 90 £16 75 £1990 £13 75 £1990 Adidas
Champ*)nsh« Football AMOS Anarchy Armour Geddon ATF 2 Alom
RoOOk 5 A**som* Bac* to ih® Future 2 Bat BatM Master Bane o'
Austend* Battle Squad'on Betrayal Bity The Kkl BliUkreig May
1940 Bloodwych Bloodwych Data Ouk Bomber Bob Bridge Player
2150 BSS Jane Seymour Buck Rogers Countdown to Doomsday
Cadaver Captive Castie Master Ctiampons o' Krynn Chaos
Strikes Back 11 megi Chase HQ Chess Champion 2175 Coyne's
Bequest Chromo Quest 2 Codename iceman Coo* ado Coossus Chess
K Comoo Racer Conqueror Corporation Crackdown Cnmewave
Oamoces Dark Century Days o' Thunder Deathtrap Debut
Defenders o1 the Earth Dick Tracy Dragon
Flight .. Oragons Breath Dragons Lair Dragons
ol Flame Dragon Wars Drakkhen Dungeon Master Dynasty Wars
El'te Emtyn Hughes Int Soccer E Motion ?P-C Escape From
S nges Cashe F16 Comqat Pilot Fl6 Facon Falcon Mission D sk 1
or 2 F19 Stealth F her GAMES F29 RetakatO' £16 75 Fighter
Bomb*' £16 75 FtghieT Bomb*' Data D«sk £9 90 Final Ban** £16
75 Fire and Bnmsione £16 75 Fire and Forget 2 £16 75 Fnmoo s
Quest £16 75 Fkp H and Magnos* £16 75 Food £16 75 Footoan
Manager .E«p Kit £13 75 FootOa-1 Manager Wond Cup Ed £13 75
Future Basketball £16 75 Ga«a £16 75 Ghostbuste's 2 £16 75
Ghosts n GoOhns £13 75 God of the A tecs £16 75 Gremlins 2
£16 75 Grand National £13 75 Harley Davidson £16 75 Helter
Skelter £13 75 Heroes ol the Lane® £16 75 Highway Patrol 2
..... £16.75 Hillsfar E16 75 Horror ZomOes £16 75
I. C F T D Data Disk (Ant Headsi £9 90 Immortal it megi £16 75
Impe'ium £16 75 indy Lasi Crusade Adventure £16 75
Indianapolis 500 £16 75 international 3D Tenms £16 75
Internationa' Soccer Challenge £16 75 Italy 1990 lUSGj £16 75
It Came from re Desert 11 -n*g orty £1990 tvanhoe £16 75 James
Bond £16 75 Judge Dredd £13 75 Kick Oil t or 2 £13 75 Kick Off
Extra Time £6 90 KO Gloves £16 75 Killing Game Show £16 75
Kings Quest 4 1 meg; £24 90 Kmghttorce £1675 Knights o'
Crystailion £1990 Last Ninia 2 ... £16 75 Legend ot Billy
BoukJe' £1675 Legend ot the Lost £16 75 Leisure Suit Larry 3
£27 90 Life and Death £1990 Lombard RAC Ra»y £16 75 Loom £1990
lost Patrol £16 75 Ml Tank Platoon £1990 Manchester United £16
75 Manhunter 2 £19 90 Mage Fry £16 75 Mean St'eets £16 75
Midright Resitance £16 75 MtdwJTter £19 90 Nitro £16 75 Monty
Pythons Fying Circus £13 75 Murder £16 75 New York Warriors
£16 75 Nightoreed £16 75 GAMES Nuclear War £13 75 Obit os £24
90 Ommcron Conspt-acy £16 75 Operation Hamer £16 75 Operation
Stearth £16 75 Oriental Games £16 '5 Pa-adro-3 90 £16 75
Fronton Storm £13 75 P©emana £13 75 Pirates £16 75 Pague £16
75 Ptayer Manage' £13 75 Populous £16 75 Populous Promised
Lands C6 90 Powe'monger £1950 Proiecty'e £16 75 Pryamax £13 75
Rainbow islands £16 75 Ran«..... £16 75 Red Storm Rismg £16 75
Resolution 101 . .....£16 75 Rick Dangerous 1 or
2 £16 75 Robocop 1 or 2 £16 75 Rogue Trooper £16 75 Rourke s
Drift £16 75 Roto*..... £16 75 RVF Honda £’6 75 Shadow o' the
Beast £16 75 Shadow o' the Beast 2 £24 90 Shadow Warriors £16
75 Sherman M4 £16 75 Sim City £1990 Sim City Terram Edtor £9
90 Simukcra £16 75 SfySpy £16 75 Snowstnke £16 75 Space Ace
£31 90 Space Hamer 1 or 2 £1675 Soei«ound £13 75 Spy Who Loved
Me £16 75 Startxade £16 75 Street Hockey £16 75 Stunt Car
Racer £16 75 Supercars .
£13 75 Supremacy £19.90 Swiv . £16 75 Team Yankee ...... ... £1375 Teenage Mutani Hero Todies .....£16 75 Tennis Cup £13 75 Test Drive 2 £16 75 Their Finest Hour ... £19 90 Theme Park Mystery £16 75 Thunderstnke £16 75 Treasure Trap £16 75 Time Machine £16 75 Treble Champ* ns £13 75 Torvak The Warro- £16 75 Totai Recai: £16 75 Tournament Go" £16 75 Tumcar £16 75 TV Soorts Basketban £1990 TV Sports Footbaw £19 90 Urtimate Go" £16 75 Ultimate Ride £16 75 Ultima V £1990 Un-verse 3 £16 75 UMS2 £19 90 J N Squadron £16 75 Unreal £19 90 Va* n* £16 75 Venom W-ng £13 75 Venus Frytrap £13
75 voodoo N ghtmare £16 75 Wamead £16 75 Wa- Jeep £16 75 Wayne Gret Ky Hockey £1990 Weo of Terror £13 75 We«rd D-eams £16 75 Wings £1990 Wings Of Fury.
£16 75 Wipe Oui £13 75 Wort pack 11 meg i £1990 Wonderland £1990 World Championship Soccer £16 75 Xenon 2 megablast £16 75 Xephos £16 75 Yolanda . £16 75 AMERICAN DREAM ......£16.75 Hostages. Bubble Ghost. Operation Neptune Super Ski EDITION ONE ..£16.75 Double Dragon. Xenon. Gemim Wing.
Silkworm PRECIOUS METAL £16.75 Crazy Cars. Zenon. Arkanoid. Revenge of Doh. Captain Blood WORLD CUP YEAR 90 .£16.75 Kick Off. G Lineker Hotshot. Tracksuit Manager
T. N.T £19.90
Xybots. Toobm. APB. Dragon Spirit, Hard Drivtn
HEROES £19.90 Licence
To Kill. Star Wars. Running Mad.
Barbarian 2 HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION £19.90 Robocop. Ghostbusters 2. Indiana Jones.
Batman TRIAD 3 .£19 90 Speedball. Bloodmoney. Rocket Ranger WHEELS OF FIRE ..£19.90 Turbo Outrun. Chase HQ. Hard Dnvm' Power Dnft JOYSTICKS Discover Chemistry ... £13.75 Discover Maths ......£13.75 Discover Numbers .. .£13.75 Discover Ihe Alphabet .. .£13.75 Fun School 2 under 6 . .£13.75 Fun School 2 6-8 .. .£13.75 Fun School 2 over 8 ......£13.75 Fun School 3 under 5 .£16.75 Fun School 3 5-7 ..... £16.75 Fun School 3 over
7 . £16.75 M Beacon Teaches Typing ......£19.90 Micro English .£15.95 Micro French £15.95 Micro Maths £1595 Cheetah 125 ..£6.95 Cheetah Mach I Aulofire .£8.96 Cheetah Slarptobe .....£11.95 Competition Pro 5000 ...£11.95 Competition Pro 5000 Clear ...£12.95 Competition Pro Extra £12.95 Competition Pro Gio (Red Of Green) £13 95 Competition Pro Phantom .£12.95 Konix Navigator .£11 95 Konix Speedking Autotire £8.95 Quickjoy
2 £6.50 Qurctgoy 3 Supercharger ......£10 50 Ourckjoy 5 Supetboard £15 95 SBA Cash .... SBA xtra Sope--ase Personal 2 Superoase Professional Supe'sa- .... Ourckjoy 6 Jettighter £11 95 Quickshot 2 TurOo £8 95 Quickshot 3 TurOo £9 95 UK AND BFPO DELIVERY FREE. £2.00 PER GAME FOR EXPRESS AIRMAIL PLEASE MAKE CHEQUE PO PAYABLE TO KEY SOFTWARE BLANK DISKS DOUBLE SIDED DOUBLE DENSITY
3. 5" Box of 10 .... ..£7 90
3. 5" Box of 20 .. ......£14 90
3. 5" Box of 50 £34 90
3. 5“ (TDK) Box of 10 ... ......£14 50
3. 5" DISK STORAGE BOXES WITH LOCK 40 Capacity £6 90 80 Capacity
£7 90 Disk Drive Cleaner 3.5" £595 A500 Dust Cover £4 95 A1000
Dust Cover £4 95 Four Piayef Adaptor Joystick Extender £5 95
£5 95 Contriver Mouse . Mat £20 90 Naksha Mouse . Mat . Pocket
£34 95 Mouse Mat (Red or Bluei £5 95 ORDER FORM (PLEASE PRINT)
NAME ADDRESS TEL
......
TOTAL AF 12 90 SEND TO: KEY SOFTWARE, 1 UPPER PARK ST.,
HOLYHEAD, GWYNEDD LL65 1HA UNIVERSAL OVERNIGHT DISTRIBUTION
LTD TEL: 0228 42373 (ext. 53) Fax: 514484 DISKS DISKS DISKS
10+: 48p 50+: 37.5p 100+: 37p 250+: 36p 500+: 35p 1000+: 33p
Individually wrapped 100% certified and guaranteed 3.5" DSDD
135tpi disks with labels Add 1p for Access & Visa orders on
above prices
3. 5" DISKS WITH BOXES 25 Disks with 40 cap
box: ..£14.95 35 Disks with 80 cap
box: ..£19.95 45 Disks with 80 cap
box: ..£23.95 55 Disks with 80 cap
box: ..£26.55 80 Disks with 80 cap
box: ..£38.95 160 Disks with 2x80 cap
boxes: ......£68.95 240 Disks with 3x80 cap
boxes: ....£122.95 Our claim: We are probably the
cheapest disk and accessory supplier in this magazine!
Individually wrapped 100% guaranteed DSDD disks Remember - Prices INCLUDE VAT AtJD POSTAGE DISK BOXES Lockable high quality disk boxes at unbeatable prices: Qty: 40 cap 80 cap 12 capacity library cases 1 + £4.99 £5.99 £1.65 3+ 6+ £4.25 £3.99 £5.25 £4.99 £1.40 £1.00 DUST COVERS Amiga and Atari Dust covers.
High quality covers protect your Amiga or Atari keyboard 1+ 3+ 6+ . £3.50 £3.25 £2.99 QUALITY COMES FIRST AT UNIVERSAL!
' = ACCESSORIES Mouse Mat: £2.99 X Me ...... £1 99 3 .£2 •
5. 25' Cleaning Kit: .£2.95 IBM or AMIGA parallel printer
cable: ..£6.95 Universal plastic printer
stands .£6.95 Extra disk labels (3.5‘) per
100 .£0.85 HZ DON'T RISK STORING DATA
ON OTHER TYPES OF DISKS - OURS ARE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED, 100%
CERTIFIED AND ERROR FREE MONITOR STAND The monitor stand
enables you to swivel your monitor in nearly any direction.
1 + £11.95 - unbeatable High quality 14" Universal monitor stand takes any monitor from 12" to 16" DATA SWITCH BOXES Dur quality switch boxes use only the BEST connections: 2 parallel type ..£15.95 2 serial type .....£14.95 rols High tech. Rotary con ¦ 7-7- CARPHONE OFFER... Spend over £30 and we'll send you a FREE earphone voucher for a £299 RRP earphone! Cheap billing etc. While stocks last!
~7~ ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND POSTAGE!!_ To order via telephone simply quote credit card number and expiry date To order via mail make cheque or PO payable to: UNIVERSAL OVERNIGHT DISTRIBUTION LTD Trade customers, call for spot prices. Bulk buyers - we have great prices.
Overnight courier (get your goods tomorrow!) £7.99. Min order value: £5 WESTONING LTD Screen Gems ..£355 First Steps ......£490 Class 90s ..£490 External Drive ....£57 1 2 meg upgrade with Clock £35 1 2 meg upgrade without clock £29 1 1 2 meg upgrade ...£99 520 Discovery .£260 520 Power £350 1040 Extra £420 Portfolio £210 .049.95 _ £.35.00 £69.95 £349.95 £79.95 £6.95 FREE SAME DAY POSTAGE & PACKING on all U K orders (Europe add Cl per item) Please send guaranteed
cheque or P.O. lo:- H R. SOFTWARE. Amiga Dept
P. O. Boi 1523. Gitlord Gds. London. W7 3AX. Staling computer
make and model Tel enquiries: 081-575-6598. Mail Order only.
No callers please.
| OUR XMAS SPECIALS !!! J Ai Music X Vll - 1 2 meg with clock ..£9995 Bj Amiga 500 screen gems' + 1 2 meg with clock £369.95 O Amiga 500 «• 1 2 meg + Music X + 2nd Drive £49995 PRICES INCLUSIVE OF VAT a AMIGA PRICES: P 2 meg boards - populated + switch .. 1 2 meg boards .
35' External Drive - with thru port . Amiga 500 - 'Screen Gems Pack' Music X Version 1.1 - with voucher for tuition Monumental Samples vol l - 60 drum samples in IFF Format . (MONUMENTAL MUSIC] WESTONING LTD 19 SANDERSON ROAD, WESTONING, BEDFORD MK45 51V TEL: 0525 718668 0836 775060 k recording - with all the gear! .....£11.00 P Hr ir track on vynl - inclusive price, with
ording production .. £175.00 Tuition - lull day ..£4000 TEL:(0634)576353 ALL PRICES INCLUDING V.A.T MUSIC PRICES: PROCUPS PRO Clips ' Ls a se t of structured Clip An that can be used to improve the impac t of your documents The drawings ean be used in colour or black & white, and can be resized or stretched to suit your needs without loss of quality They can be used in any Amiga st frware that supports structured artwork, eg Professional Page. Pagesetter II. Etc £24.95 inc VAT KIDSTYPE
I sing large characters, bright colours and easy to use controls. Kidstypc is the ideal staning point for youngsters to both gain confidence in using computers and to create their stones Kidstypc lets your youngsters add "letters associated pictures into stories. They can be encouraged to type* about the pic tures and. If you want it to. Kidstypc* will speak what his been typed.
£24.95 inc VAT (512k needed ) WEATHER WATCHER Based on Weather Report on the BBC. Mocro and updated for use on the Amiga X cat her Watcher allows the user to keep and analyse weather data Data can Ix* analysed by month or by the whole year Monthly avaragc data tables are automatically calculated I wo different graphs c an be- displayed and analysed simultaneously. Comparisons of data given dates can be- made £24.95 ine VAT (1 mb needed) DISTANT SUNS The' astronomy prtiduel for Iht Amiga
2. 201) Mars. -ISO deep sky objects in an authentic
astronomically correct sky ( hihim- any place on
earthforyourobservatory fromH.OOOBC lo li.ootiA I)
(9. 100 star expansion disk available) it's really beautiful
especially when the lights are' ff tin tutally auvtt by
ubatyttu bate Untie!' Quoit from Arthur C Clarke, author of
2001: A Space Odyssey £44.95 inc VAT (1 mb needed) GENISOFT
GENISOFT brings you a new range of Amiga software. Software
to learn with, to play with, to use in desk top publishing or
artwork software to help you get more out of your Amiga.
VISTA ista is one of the most powerful landscape gene rating packages available lor the Amiga The user has full control iiccr the scenes generated, controlling target and camera (XMiioning Add lakes, rivers, snow . Haze, stars or change the position ol the sun Animate scenes and mine around the terrain you create Vista creates landscapes in t resolutions and displays in lOdb colours ( HAM mode ) C omes complete with i real landscapes £59 95 inc VAT (I mb needed).
(imlticl yruir Until detder far further details (u nivift pmduels are disirihuled in the I k hy (.I M DiMribunon ltd. 0279 41244 1 111! Marketing I id o”S3 686000 Icisuresoft Ltd. - own "68” I1 Solica Disiribulion l id 081-300 3399 VECTOR CHAMPIONSHIP 3D driving game ever seen on a 16-Bit computer. Stunning vector graphics portray the action as you jostle for position against the other cars, with onl- one thought on your mind - Pole Position.
7 s’ot since the early 1990's has the World's balance of power been so fragile. ()nly this time the technology to tight back has been developed - THE CLASS ONI HOVER HAWK.
Each one of the World’s top racetracks has been painstakingly reproduced to bring you the ultimate in speed, accuracy and playability.
I sing some of the fastest filled edor graphics ever seen.
Hover Hawk bridges the gap bet w een gamesplaying fantasy and frightening reality.
VER HAWK: 'ore You Live It!
AVAILABLE ST & AMIGA IMPUI.ZE brings vou the ultimate in 3D Vector Graphic simulations.
IMPULZE - P.O.Box 17, Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, DH4 6JW. Tel: 091 385 77 55 First, a confession. The FrameGrabber, created by Progressive Peripherals and Software in the States, was reviewed in Amiga Format Issue 7.
But, although the hardware is much the same, the software which runs it has been extensively updated and supplies of the hardware have been limited, so much so that a new review was really the best course to take... For those not in the know this is a real-time digitiser, which means that you don't need a still image to grab - you can capture stills from moving video at the touch of a key.
How it Works You don't get everything you need to use the product in the box: a standard Amiga printer cable is also needed to connect up the gadget.
Attaching it is a bit fiddly, because you need to fit the supplied power source, plug a cable from your computer's video output to the unit, the printer cable to the parellel port, and finally another cable from the FrameGrabber to your monitor.
Never mind. Once it's all connected, you run the supplied software. You will need at least 1 Meg of memory, although 2 Meg is recommended if you really want to get the best out of the it.
You can flip between looking at the video picture going into the grabber and your Amiga display, which is what the strange arrangement of cables is for. You see a moving image on the screen, and after playing around with the intensity and colour saturation controls on the front of the box to get the best image, just press the grab button and hey presto the picture is held.
A few seconds' wait is necessary, because although the grabber will snatch any image instantly, rt takes a while to download the information into your Amiga and then the software has to do lots of clever tricks to give it the best look possible.
Once it's there, you can have some real fun with it. The enhancements to the software mean that you can now save pictures as 24-bit files or other protocols, such as Newtek’s 21-bit image format, RAW format (which is most useful for programmers who want to mess about with the graphics) or standard IFF ILBM files. Also supported are IMG8, or the old-style 12-bit which is used by the old software, or quite a few others.
File compatibility is no problem at all with this system.
Speedwise it's a bit cumbersome, but there is a 68020 version of the program included on the disk, just for all those lucky people who have accelerator cards.
Verdict It’s expensive, and yet very desirable.
Quality wise it’s really impressive in any mode. Definitely not aimed at the hobbyist or home user, it’s a professional product that really does solve the problems inherent in capturing video information. If you can afford it and need high quality grabs it is worth getting hold of.
Frame After a long delay, Marcams star performer FrameGrabber digitizing system is available. This black magic box of hidden delights is scrutinized by PAT McDONALD MOVIES TOO ABOVE: The Marcam Frame Grabber looks very ordinary, but can capture perfect images from video recorders (RIGHT) and also from video camera (BELOW RIGHT). The camera used was the Vicon VC2BS, fitted with a super macro lens - the original subject was a fantasy figure one inch tall! The camera is available from Rombo (0506 414631) for C649 One ol the best features about Frame Grabber V1.0 was the animation system.
This let you build up a sequence of frames at your own speed, and adjust the playback and looping. This feature is still in there, although it's not as speedy as Vidi-Amlga (you wouldn't really expect it to be, because Vidi-Amiga is black and white only). You import such animations into Deluxe Paint III for final retouching, but you'll need a lot of memory to get hl-res, colourful animations.
It's worthwhile mentioning the screen resolutions possible. For black-and- white usage these range from 320-by-200 up to 640-by-400, Including overscan at 384-by-240. HAM mode (that’s the 4096 colour mode) can handle 320-by-200, 384-by-240 overscan or 320-by-400 interlace. If you want 640-by-400 high resolution, you'll have to make do with 16 colours. Translation: although the Frame Grabber can grab at 640 by 400 resolution in 16.7 million colours (24-bit format), you won't be able to appreciate such a high resolution while using just a standard Amiga, you'll need additional hardware.
Mind you the hardware is becoming available to let Amigas manipulate and display such images. Check out the Graphics pages for more Information... EXTRAORDINARY PRICES » no commitments
* no obligation to buy
* no fuss replacement
• free call hotline
• free game for every new member (P.Plague RRP £14.95) ONE YEAR
MEMBERSHIP £7.00 NUMBER IM AMIGA CLUB SPECIAL OFFERS DISKS •
DISKS Direct from West-Gcrmany the N I branded selling dink on
the market 'Edixa' Top top quality, and every Edixa disk
carries our lifetime warranty.
We can offer to all members these branded disks at unbeatable prices.
Price per box 10
3. 5 inch DS DD I meg ...£
4.99
3. 5 inch DS HD I
meg ...£11.99 CLASSIC
SOFTWARE RRP MEMBERS Deluxe Paint
3 ..£54.99 ... Deluxe Video
3 £74.99 ... Digieview Gold
4.0 .£94.95 ...
Excellence ......£119.95... Pen
Pal ..£94.99 ... Pagesetter
2 ......£49.99 ... Pagcstream
2 ....£89.99 ... ...79.99 ...99,99
.149.99 .189.95 .129.99 ...79.99 .149.99 WordPerfect
4.2 ....£149.99 229.99 GRAPHICS STARTER PACK
4 Fantastic graphics packs, ideal for beginners at a price you
just can't refuse: AEGIS ANIMATOR: The classic animation
software programme that gives you the ability tocontrol both
the colour and the speed of the animation.
AEGIS IMAGES: Similar to Deluxe Paint. A great start for the person w anting to get into paint program.
AEGIS DRAW: A computer aided design programme for creating scaled draw ings.
AEGIS ARTPACK: This programme is for use w ith Animator and Images. Essential pictures for people that draw.
All this as one special offer for all club members.
OCR MEMBERS PRICE: £29.99 (RRP£99.oot DISK DRIVES MADE IN W. GERMANY - SUPERB QUALITY
• ON OFFSWITCH • SLIMLINE DESIGN • ONE YEAR WARRANTY MUSIC X The
No. I music softw are package We can offer you at a never to be
repeated price RRP £129.95 MEMBERS PRICE £39.95 incl. VAT
• THRU PORT
3. 5" external A500 1000 2000
3. 5" with "track display"
3. 5" internal A2000 £54.99 £74.99 £59.95 ALL f PRICES » t
INCL. I VAT * TOP AMIGA GAMES members rrp members rrp 6XX at
lack sub......
16. 95 29 95 22 9s
34. 99
24. 99 Apprentice ....
13. 95
19. 95 Magic Fly ..... ......16.99
Baltic Chess ..
15. 95
24. 95 Midnight Resistance......
15. 99 24 99 Battlemaster ......
18. 95
29. 99
17. 99
29. 95
29. 95 29 99 Baltic of Britain ...
16. 49
24. 99 Midwinter......
17. 99 Back lo Future 2 ..
14. 95
24. 99 1 Tank Platoon......
19. 99 Blade Warrior ......
15. 95
24. 99
15. 95
24. 99
34. 95
24. 95
24. 99 Chase HQ......
15. 99 34 99 Police Quest 2 1 Meg) 20 49 Chess Champion
2175 .... Codcnamc Iceman 11 Meg)...
18. 95
24. 99
29. 99
39. 99 Populous Pro Tennis
Tour......
15. 95
15. 95 C’onq Camelot 1 Meg i .... Corporation
..
24. 99
15. 99
39. 99
24. 99 Pipemania ..... Pirates
.....
15. 99
15. 49
24. 99 24 99 Dick Tracy ....
15. 99
24. 99 Rick Dangerous 2
15. 45
24. 95 Ferarari Formula 1 ...
15. 95
24. 99 Red Storm Rising
14. 99
24. 99 FI6 Combat Pilot F29
Rctalialor ......
14. 95
15. 49
24. 99
24. 95 Resolution 101 .... Shadow of Beast
2 ... .15.49
19. 99
24. 99
34. 99 FI9 Stealth Fighter ..
18. 99
29. 99 Shadow Warriors......
15. 49
24. 99
34. 95 Flight Simulator 2 ...
19. 95
29. 95 Space Quest 3 ......
20. 49 Flight Sun Scenery ..
13. 99 24 99 Supremacy ....
18. 99 29 99 Flood .
15. 95
24. 99 Starflight 2 .
15. 95 24 95
16. 99 24 99 |s 9s
24. 99 24 99 Gremlins 2 ....
15. 95
24. 99 Teenage Mut. Ninja.Turtls ....
16. 99 Harley Davidson ..
16. 99
29. 99 Lllima 5 ..
17. 45
29. 95 Heroes Quest. • 1 meg) .....
21. 99
39. 99 I MS 2
18. 99
29. 95 ¦ impcnum ......
16. 99
24. 95 Venus-fly trap ......
13. 99
24. 99 J Niikla Golf ..... ...... 15.99
24. 99 Welltris
15. 49 24 95 Kick otr 2 * World ('up .
14. 99
24. 99 Wings
18. 99
29. 95 Kings Quest 1. 2 & 3 ...... Killing Game
Show . 2(1.95
15. 95
34. 99
24. 99 Wind walker ..
Wonderland .. 17.99
16.99
29. 95
24. 99 DELIVERY CHARGES Software: UK £1.50 EEC £3.00
C. Service hardware: UK £6.00 EEC £10.00 Normal delivery 1-7
working days.
All price* and wpplic* aubjecl lo change wilhuul notification.
Trading divicion oT Nortel Computer* lid CALL FREE 7 0800-898219 Number One Amiga Club, Trafalgar Hou«. Grenville Place. Mill Hill. NW7 3SA QUANTITY DESCRIPTION PRICE DF4.IVERY MEMBERSHIP TOTAL PRICE BUSTERS Interceptor ...
L. Suit Larry1 2 ... Micropose
Soccer ..... 9.99
.....14.99 ......X.99
Omega ..... ......7.99 Pow
...
9.99
Powerdrome
9.99 pool
3D ...
X.99
Quart .....
7.99
Rockford .
6.99 Siarhla e
.
......6.99 Space Harrier
2 .. ......7.99
Soldier 2000 Silent
Service ..... ......X.99 Shoot Const
Kil . ......9 99
Warn 6.99
Wicked ....
......6.99 Aims
Golf
......9.99 After the W ar Bards Tale 2
Blasteroids Battle Valles Bail Com pans Barbarian 2 ....
Balance of Power Chrono Quest 2 Drivin Force ....
Dynamite Dux . Fifth Gear .. Future
Sport Football Manager 2......
Gravity Hoyle Book of Games .
Hunt Red October . Inml Wrestling ...... . 5.49 .9.95 .5.95 . 7.95 . 5.95 .. 7.99 . X.99 . X.99 .6.99 . 7.99 . 7.99 .7.99 .9.99 . 9.99
15. 99
10. 99 6 99 I enclose cheque PO tor £_ or charge my Access Visa
No: Exp. Date_ inc VAT Q Signature Address Postcode Tel No AH
Prices inc VAT Please add £2.96 P&P per Order Next Day
delivery £10.00
U. K. ORDERS ONLY QUALTTY GUARANTEE All our products carry our
full replacement no quibble guarantee REMEMBER !!!
We only supply Quality Beware of cheap imitations TELESALES HOTLINES 0782 208228 STACKABLE STORAGE BOXES AMAZING OFFERS ON
3. 5" DSDD DISKS 25 DSDD 135 tpi ....£10.95 50
DSDD 135 tpi ....£20.95 75 DSDD 135
tpi ....£30.95 1 00 DSDD 135
tpi ..£39.95 SPECIAL OFFER 200 DSDD DISKS &
£o -j gc 2 X 100 CAP. BOXES ' ~ ~ BANXBOX holds 90 3.5'disks
can be stacked horizontally and vertically 1
off ......£9.00 each
3+ ..£8 50 each
5+ ..£8.00 each THE AMAZING POSSO BOX
holds 150 3.5' disks & can be stacked horizontally or
vertically only £15.95 DISK STORAGE BOXES
3. 5' 100 CAPACITY £5.50
3. 5' 50 CAPACITY £5.00 FOR BULK BUYERS
3. 5" DSDD 135tpi DISKS
500. .£187.50
750. .£269.95
1000. ......£330.00
5. 25' 100 CAPACITY....£5.50 All the above have lock & dividers
3. 5' 10 CAPACITY £0.95 or 10 for .£7.50 £1:00
off
* * Standard 50 or 100 capacity boxes when ** purchased with
disks a 5" HIGH DENSITY DISKS All dieke 100% cert & error free
10. .£9.96
25. ...£24.45
50. ...£47.50
75. ...£69.75
100. ...£89.95 inc. Labels LIMITED OFFER ONLY
BRANDED DISKS SONY or VERBATIM 100 3.5" DSDD SJ25m DSDD
DISKS All disks 100% cert & error free
50. .....£12 95
100. .....£23 96
150. .....£35.25
200. .....£45.95 Labels &Envelopee supplied
only £69.95 100 5.25" DSDD only £59.95 5 5" DSHD DISKS All
disks 100% cert & error free
50. .....£22.45
100. .....£43.95
150. .....£62.95
200. .....£79.95 Labels Envelopes supplied
SWITCHES AND CABLES 2 WAY DATA SWITCHES:- SERIAL £12.95
PARALLEL £12.95 PAR. PRN CABLES...£7.95 SONY BULK
3. 5"DSDD
25. ..£13.25
50. ..£24.45
75. ..£36.95
100. ..£46.95
200. ..£89.95
500. £199.95
1000. ...£369.95 RAINBOW PACK DISKS (Red, Green,
Blue, Yellow, Orange & White)
3. 5' PS DO (100% error free) 25 DSDO 135tpi £15.45
50 DSDO 135tpi £29.45 75 DSDO 135
tpi ......£42.95 100 DSDO 135 tpi ....£55.95
5. 25 DSDD (100% error free) 25
DSDO £10.45 50
DSDO £18.95 75
DSDO £27.95 100
DSDD .....£34.95 COLOURS AND QUANTITIES OF
YOUR CHOICE AMIGA 512K (0.5 meg.)
RAM EXPANSION only £35.00 (including battery backed clock & disable switch) WCKSTART CARD £19.95 VIRUS PROTECTOR...£19.95 BOOT SELECTOR £14.95 DATEL ACTION REPLAY (The ultimate cartridge) only £57.95 DISK DRIVES AMIIGA 3.5' EXTERNAL DRIVE Slimline and very quiet onfy £59.95 ATARI 3.5' EXTERNAL DRIVE Slimline and very quiet (Requires no external power supply) only £59.95 GENERAL ACCESSORIES QUALITY MOUSE MATS...... ...E2.5C MOUSE POCKETS .
3. 5' CLEANING KIT . ,...£1.8(
5. 25' CLEANING KIT ...... ...E1.8C AMIGA DUST COVER......
£3 9t ATARI DUST COVER ..... £3 95 2 PIECE PRINTER
STAND. .. ....£6 9f LABELS oer 1000 TILT AND
TURN MONITOR STAND £12.95 JOYSTICKS PRO
5000 ... .£12 95 NAVIGATOR...... £12
95 KONIX SPEEDSTICK ..... £9.95 RIBBONS STAR LC10
MONO ..£3 50 STAR LC10COLOUR ... ...£6.95
AMIGA PUBLIC DOMAIN UTILITIES, GRAPHICS & MUSIC GRAPHIC &
MUSIC DEMOS 100's of disks from £120 per disk 10 Public Domain
disks in storage box £9.95 SEND FOR FREE CATALOGUE
P. D. disks are inclusive of p&p ] oeeAxackSuo AcMOS TheOeatcr
1699 34 99 Jack N M*a Charr© Cartes 1990 Jocky Wihcns D*ts
Karate Kid?
K«efThcTh*f --------------- 10c* Off 899 New 699 399 Spec*Offer 699 .1399 Anarchy------------ Art He** R Carrie from Deet eddor) New 13 w 999 A prertice Act Mr New 13 99 New 1399 Kick Off 9 --------------------- Kct Off 9 Cmahd Cup Ed ) . Newl399 1699 BSS Jane Seymour ocludes free ccpy of Federation of free Trader* - while stocks last) 1699 (Oct Off Extra Time Add On ...... KHIng Game Show ..... Kindwords 9 (word processor) 699 1699 ..34 99 Back To The future 9 lacklash New 1699 New Price 4 99 King s Quest 4
. Kjax 94 99 1399 Balance of Pow«r 1990 1699 Knghts of Crystalhon 1999 AA (YT Bangkok Kmgrts ------- Bar Games Special Offer 9 99 New 1699 le*soe Sud larry 3 Loom yo w New 1999 Ivtfs tale?
Special Offer 699 Lost Patra 1699 latrren The Mo*e . Battle Chess---------------- Special Offer 9 99 16 99 lotus Esprt Tobo Challenge M1 Tar* Platoon ----------------- New 1699 19 99 iatnemastr ...- ...... Battle of AuMttZ .- ... Battle of Britain (The* Fmest Hot*) Blastercxh Blinkys Scary School ... Blitzkrieg May 1940 Bjoddwych ..... 1999 .1699 . 91 99 Special Offer 6 99 New 699 New 1699 Special Offer 19 99 Magcffy Marhunter in
San Francisco Man Urrted --------------------- Mar«c Miner Matnx Marauders Mans Beacon (Typing Tiaor) MK*»ght Resistance .. New 1699 1999 16 99 699 .1399 1999 ..1699 1999 1999 Special Offer 6 99 999 59 99 1799 New 1399 1699 Bombjack Bouklerdash Breach?
»Td9f ?1» kxtokan Buggy Bo.
Cacxr* Camer Command .....6.99 499 1699 1999 1699 699 New 1699 Special Offer 1999 Midnanter .. M»grt and Mag 9 Mocrkwaftrr MrDofc ifcn MAC x Xncr (Make Mus ) Nf craxn (1 Meg orty) New W«mors New Zealand Story------------------- Castle Master 1699 Nrgnt Breed . New 16 99 Centrefold Squares .... Chamoornof Krym(1 Meg) Chase HQ ..... Chess Champtons ?175 .. Chess Master 9000 Cloud Kingdoms --------------------- New Price 9 99 1999
16 99 Nm* Spirits ... Ninja Warrior ... Nucle* War ......1699 ...1399 . 1799 1999 Special Offer 999 Special Offer 699 OnSafan Operation Stealth ... .. Operation Thcnderbo* .....4 99 1699 .1699 Codename Ice Man Co*cneh Bequest 97 99 97 99 Oriental Games Oumr ----------------------- New 1699 699 Combo R*er Conquest Cameiot 1699 97 99 O hander Pang 1399 New 1699 1699 New 16 99 PapertXTY Pnball Mag- 1399 1699 3»fy DouStHorse Racng ....
Damocles 999 1699 Ppeman* Pirates 1699 1699 [Jays of Thunder .... New 1699 Pia»er Manager ...... 1399 Deluxe Pnrtt ..... ... New Price 9 99 Police Quest 9 94 99 Deluxe Strip Poker ... .. Devpac? .... Double Dragon 9 .. OagonStnke------------------ WWI . Dlrgecn Master Dxigecn Master Edtcr ----------
- --. I f New Pnce 9 99 39 99 .. 1399 Pool Of Radiance (1 Meg
only) Populous Populous New WxkJs 1999 1699 699 New 1999 1999
1699 699 'A QQ Pcv*rc*cme Termn T x . PubTrrwa
C jbkshenOoce R-T«rv Special Offer 699 1699 499 69 99 SpecW
Offer 6 99
- vavt wars East v«*st Elf IO VY 1699 499 Rarbor. Island Red
Storm Rismg . 16 99 .17 99
BK . ..
Ehmnalor .... Emf*rt Hughes
Irt Soccer Escape fobc* Mcnaers Spec ai Offer 19 99 New Pnce 4
99 1699 1399 QQ QQ Rick Dangerous
..... Rock St* Ate My Hamster Rorkes
Dnft Rotox
.... Shade** of the Beast
------------------ Shadow of the Beast 9 Shadow Wamor Sherman
M4 Shnobi Shoot 'em up Construction K* 16 99 699 499 16 99 1699
Escape from Singes Castle f 16 Combat
Pilot F-99 Retailor
..... falcon Miss*n Disc
-------------- . falcon Misskyi 0»sc 9 fastianc
----------------- ferran FarrtiaOne rv.w 1699 16 99 1399 New 13
99 499 Special Offer 699 1699 New 94 99 1699 1699 1399 1999
f-yterBcmber ‘• ter Bomber Mrssxx Dsc ‘¦g'tng Soccer 1999 999
Special Offer 699 SanOty Sm Cky Ec*tc» Sn**cra -------------
CWH 19 99 999 New 1699 13 99 ‘ -na' B*tte
... s,rr Bnoade (1 Wi
Amtda) New 16 99 1999 snaz Soace Ape 13 W 99 99
Himbo's Quest 1699 Space Hamer 1 a 9 1399 flood football
Manager ......
..1699 499 1 A Yl Space Quest 3
.. Space Rogue
viAu. I---- . 11.
94 99 1999 New 1399 499 499 1999 499 fortban Manager Vlfarid Cup Ed foctbai' Orectck 9 .. .. footb* Manager 9 * Expansion W footb*« of the ye* 9 . Am Qnr &V*1 Pnx 16 V9 1399 1399 6-99 499 bpy wno lorea Me Spy V Spy 1 or 9or3 St* Ray ---------------------------- Storm Across Europe . Simmer Omrp*d 1 Nr r aj . » "-------------- ..... ¦- .* f* Meta anet 1799 1699 Stxrt C* Siper Cart (Gremln) ------------ 1699 1399
• r rr i wn 1699 Swords of Twilit ---------- Spec*Offer 699
Gadtgn Ocr a n Special Offer 699 Special Offer 999
......6 99 6.99 1399
1699 1399 499 New 1699 New 699 1699 TV Socrts Bas«tb*i TV
Sports Football 19 99 Spec* Offer 14 99 4 99 jar. .vnn «c yxxs
Qmxtxti Ghent aro Goonns 1 Meg) Targhan
.. - - Tennis Cup
... Test Dnve 9 (The Duel)
... Thundercats
.. T* Break
.. Time Machine ...... Torvak
The Wbmor ToAerof Babet Trebe Chanpons T TT 1699
1699 A QQ Ghixrt ard Groses
. Gr*d S*- 'eTvs
. Grorxra i ...- ... G v
O YY 1699 New 1699 New 1699 Soec* Offer 9 99 13 99 hbty-«** Hvo
vr • : r-»» SCS 1699 1999 TuboCip Tuto Outnn 499 1699 ¦WdOW i
HBW Da»Okcr ¦ e’Xi iur* 1699 .. .1999 94 99 TianR
Tumcan ..... UM.S
9 .. 1399 1399 New 1999
H*Mar KreChct«
* 701 W* 75C 1699
109. 99 1699 Ultima S Ultimate Golf Greg Norman .. Unreal
.... 1999
......1699 .19.99
Hcne larg
* ne 4* «*g Stab* re", wxWe MotTO Of Sf*» ka *rtn rrota1' Meg
or*) IBBSWR rccwoeWMcr i
• xcswor rqraJxesfeAd ot ......16.99 999
Special Offer 699 699 1699 1699 699 1399 1699 New 1699 The
Untouchables ... Venus fFy Trap Viglante
VitongChild ------------------------ Vukan warhead w»»ne
Gretzky Hockey
* WerVjo Wings (1 Megcnfy) Wings of hfy .16 99
...1399 999 16 99 1399 1699 1699 1699 19 99 New
1699 Kuicr 1699 Spec* Offer 699 Wdndertand Stbhd Bo*ir g
Manager New 1999 1399 rtematcn* 3-D Term rte*iaf ma
Charnp«cnship'l*estme ir*gr**ta* Soccer 1699 999 3 99 vtbrtd
Class leaderboard ttdd Soccer Xout . 699 New 6
99 1399 It Came from The Desert (1 Meg) hamoe '999 1699
Xenomcrph ... xenen 9 Megablast
1699 Spec* Offer 19 99 Jac* N «aus Goff j*.
*« naus irt Ccx ses-Ada cn jack rackiaus Ext Cones M* 1 1699
899 899 Zany Golf Zorrt e Spec* Offer 699 1699 AMIGA
COMPILATIONS ACCOLADE IN ACTION 4th and inches, Fastbreak,
Grand Prix Circuit, Bine Ansels.
£19.99 PLATINUM Strider, Black Tiger, Forgotten Worlds & Ghouls and Ghosts.
£19.99 SEGA MASTER MIX Super Wonderboy, Dynamite Dux, Crackdown. Turbo Outrun & Enduro Racer £19.99 3d inch Double Sided, Double Density with Labels 1 10 25
0. 69 5.99 13.99 40 piece 3.5 disc box 6 99 80 piece 3.5 disc
box .7 99 SPORTING GOLD California
Gaines, The Games Winter or Sommer Edition £19.99 Mouse
Mats .2.99 ST & AG
Extension Leads ....5.99
T. N.T. Hard Drivin1, Xybots. A.P.B., Toobin & Draeon Spirit
£24.99 Naksha mouse ST Amisa PC .....29.99 NEW PRICE ON
EXPANSIONS Amiga 1 2 Meg expansion .39 99 GREMLIN
TRIPLE PACK Axels Magic Hammer, Switchblade
* Sr Mindbender £16.99 Amiga 119 Meg expansion ? Clock.... 49.99
Amiga 1 2 Meg expansion + Kick Off
2 ..49 99 Amiga 1 2
Meg + clock + Kick Off 2 .59.99 HINT BOOKS Bards Tale 1 or 2 or
3 ..... . 5.00 Champions of
Krynn .....7.99 Codename Iceman 8 99
Colonels Bequest .....8.99 Conquest of
Camelot ....8.99 Curse of Azure
Bonds .7.99 Dragons of
Flame ..4 00 Dungeon
Master ...9 99 Heroes of the
Lance ...4 00 HEROES Licence to Kill,
The Running Man, Barbarian 2 & Star Wars £19.99 TRIAD VOL 3
Rocket Ranger, Blood Money 6c Speedball £19.99 EDITION ONE
Double Dragon. Xenon. Gemini Wing and Silk Worm £16.99 Heroes
Quest ....899
Hillsfat ... 7.99 Indiana Jones
the Adventure 4 99 Kings Quest 1 or2or3or4 ...8 99
Leisuresuit Larry 1or2or3 ..8.99 Might and
Magic 2 5 99 MAGNUM FOUR Operation Wfolf, Afterburner, Double
Dragon fr Batman The Caped Crusader £19.99 Police Quest
2 ....8.99 Pool of
Radiance 7.99 Secret of the
Silver Blades .7.99 Space Quest 1 or 2 or
3 ...8.99 ORDER FORM AND INFORMATION OFTWARE
CITY Unit 4, B.D.C, 21 Temple Street, Wolverhampton WV2 4AN
Tel: 0902 25304 Call us on: 24 Hour Credit Card Hotline 0902
25304 BSE BK3 All orders sent FIRST CLASS subject to
availability. Just fill in the coupon and send it to:- Software
City Unit 4, BDC, 21 Temple Street, Wolverhampton WV2 4AN.
..ORDER FORM (Block Capitals) Name .
Address Name of game Computer Value Postage TOTAL POSTAGE RATES - Plsase add Sop lot posl ana packaging on « ordais unda ES EEC countnas add Cl pac asm Non EEC Countnas add C2 50 par Ham Paytng By Ch qu« Cheques payabe lo SofTwsrs City CARD TYPE EXPIRY DATE AMF12 ? ???????????????????
EUROPEAN ORDERS ACCEPTED SIGNATURE DATE Software reviewers are always wittering on that "it’s simplicity itself to read video images into your computer with a video digitiser".
Not from the digitiser's point of view it isn't, mate.
So far, there are two different types of digitiser. One is the single signal type like Vidi-Amiga. Videon and DigiView. This is fine for taking video images in one colour: black-and-white.
With the right software (which is an optional extra for Vidi-Amiga - it's called Vidi-Chrome) and a set of blue, red and green filters, you can use a black and white camera to read in the different colours, one at a time, and produce a colour picture.
Alternatively, you can splash out £500-£600 to get hold of Marcam’s FrameGrabber or Superpic to read in colour signals.
The theory of using cheap digitisers for colour images may sound simple, but actually doing it is a time- consuming process which relies on hit-and-miss to a large extent. The problem is that there isn't a standard method of transmitting colour composite signals, which means that with all the different kinds of video cameras and recorders, you need some impressive hardware to sort out the different red, green and blue signals for decoding into pixels to display on your computer.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Connect to loadsa different types of video kit with the Features Connector, the full powers of which are described in ‘Wait, There’s More' below.
Rombo's Answer There is a solution: use a colour video camera, instead of a black-and-white one. The tricky bit is that unless you want to splash out on a super expensive frame grabber, then you're stuck, especially if you don’t want to sell your aforementioned cheap digitiser.
Rombo's black box (the Vidi-RGB) fits mbetween the video signal and your digitiser. It replaces using those silly filters by selectively sending red, green or blue parts of the whole video signal. That takes a few seconds, so you can only use it with a colour video camera or a video WAIT, THERE’S MORE Apart from using standard digitisers with colour cameras instead of coloured filters. Vidi-RGB has other uses. Rombo cleverly put an extra socket on the beastie, called the feature connector. This is a bog-standard 25 pin DIN connector (the same shape as for RS232C) but it's quite interesting...
honest!
If you have a cable made up for you (which Rombo will do) then you can connect the Vidi-RGB to a lot of different standard video equipment. You're not limited to composite video: S-VHS or RGB can be input into the box. Plus you can connect a monitor to it to view the picture before it enters your digitiser.
For the dedicated video techies, here's a full list of the connectors. Mainly because I'm sure you'll be able to think of lots more uses for It than I will: 1) S Lum Inp 2) S Chrm Inp 3) S Gnd 4) Decoded Red Out 5) Decoded Green Out 6) Decoded Blue Out 7) RGB Gnd 8) SYNC' Out (Buffered TTL Comp) 9) Video Inp 10) Video Out 11) Burst- Out 12) Subcarrier Clock 13) 9V DC @ 100 mA 14) Gnd 15) S Inp Select 16) Red Inp 17) Green Inp 18) Blue Inp 19) Gnd
20) Sync- Inp 21) External Inp Select 22) Gnd 23) Sync
(compliment of pin 9) 24) Gnd 25) Regulated 5VDC (50mA max).
Phew!
Splitting Image Capturing the everyday world with yet another black box - PAT McDONALD judges Rombo's latest gadget to make full- colour video digitising easier.
Verdict On its own, the RGB splitter can do quite a lot for video engineers who want to mix different signal types.
With a colour video camera - Rombo sell the Vicon VL285L for £649 - and any half-way decent digitiser, you need never use tacky plastic filters again. It's in a class of its own as far as peripherals go, because nothing else will do the job for the price.
Serious about digitising for as little outlay as possible? Give this a look.
VIDI-RGB All Digitisers ¦ C69.9S (power supply not included) ¦ Rombo Productions Ltd 0506 414631 recorder with an impressively clear freeze frame.
It works best with Vidi- Amiga plus Vidi-Chrome - VI. 10 or later. Just select Grab HAM from the menu and it will tell the splitter to send down all the colour information separately. You can still grab red, green and blue signals one at a time (to get the best grab) but you don't use anything but the mouse.
Other digitisers will work with Vidi-RGB, but you have to press a button on Vidi-RGB to select which colour to send. An LED on the top tells you which signal is presently being transmitted - red for red. Green for green, and yellow for blue. Blue LEDs are not exactly common.
THE BEST IN AMIGA SHAREWARE Largest Selection Latest Programs Fastest Delivery Lowest Prices No Minimum Order Freephone Ordering Access, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard accepted 51 4" or 31 2" Format CALL US BATTLEFORCE V3 02 THE GEMINI COLLECTION JR COMMW STARLIGHT WHEEL OF FORTUNE PACKMAN 87 APPLICATIONS t LAND OF CONFUSION MICHAEL JACKSON POP MUSIC DEMO MAIL MANAGER NORTHSTAR DEMO BUSINESS PROGRAMS 1 HORROR DEMOS AMOEBA INVADERS FUTURE SOUND DEMO BASIC GRABBAG 1 DEREK AND CLIVE AMIGA BASIC PROGRAMS SINNERS DEMO SINKING ISLAND II VIDEO EFFECTS 30 TOILET PAPER AD INSTRUMENTS 1 BAC* GAMMON
WORKBENCH DEMOS INSTRUMENTS 2 SN NG SAAC PO’POuRRi * TUTORIAL DCS* * TUTORIAL DCS* 2 JUGGLER STAR TREK THE GAME A MG 103 Computer version of Miles Bournes AMG 106 CosmoroKJs dike MteroKls I and Gravity Wars highlight this disk M of games AMG 106 Better than the original Great grapn.cs sound, and options AMG112 indudes tabei maker , grocvy i*st maker and Am a er a disk cataloger viewer tor stars (t*e Planetanum) AMG113 Great programs for desktop pubkstvng and Video allows you to run AmigaDOS commands or programs for Icon AMG114 Amowspatr spknmg douWe Jown etc Bar«*t play the Hot machines AMG
115 Civtl War strategy game tksk also includes a small database Reminder. Grocery Construction Set Wi* Kit. Anc LabeiMaker AMG 116 VirusX stops viruses dead m their tracks AMG117 Another in the great series of slide shows with C artwork noes game with impressrve graphics Also Ttc-Tac-Toe. Drawing and Molecules AMG 119 More great animations AMG 120 Very popular game wiht great graphics This disk is fulllt has Othello. Life3 and many useful utilities.
AMG121 For people who noed a mail list manager to store names and addresses of friends clients, members, etc AMG 127 Around 25 programs of various types AMG 128 More great games including Vegas Slot Machme. Pegboard and Reversi AMG 129 Programs include an address book.
Amortization program, talking mail manager label pnnter and more Label pnnter S great for making return labels * large Quantities AMG 130 Ttus fantastic game plays |ust i*e th ongmal arcade dasse. But with enhanced cokx and digitized sound AMG 131 Another great digitized sound demo ndudes the wickad witch of AMG 132 Almost 60 programs written in Basic includes games, utilities and educational programs AMG 133 Ove* 50 games uWdet applications entertainment and finance AMG 134 A Very good personal calendar for birthdays Holidays meetings bills etc AMG 135 Denved from the okJ popular game of
Qbert Superb graphcs1 Other programs include MakeLabei Nutty 9 game. Softball Status.
HusOe AMG 137 The adventure begins Texigraphes game with 4 map scenes, underground chambers and much more Two drives recommended 92 (frsks. AMG 137 A and B) AMG 138 Ten superb selections You won t believe that digilzed sound is coming from your Amiga AMG 139 A version of the old favorite Play agamst the computer AMG 140 17 beautifully digitized Rockwell paintings AMG141 Missile Command. 3 0 Tnciope. Cosmo and asteroids clone. Brakeout. Yabtzee Hack and more AMG 142 A ful-teatured computer a ded design program AMG 143 A great board game wiht excellent graphics Superb cokxs and resolution AMG
144 Complete with graphics and sound AMG 147 Take on the computer1 AMG 148 VC Spreadsheet HP 10C calculator and several diversions for when the boss isn't ookmg AMG 149 This word processor e complete with a speffcng checker and dictionary plus Vdraw a shareware pamt program A MG 150 Return to Sinking island is an excellent adventure game AMG 151 ATRONhkegmae Also mercenary simulation game « included Great graphics" AMG154 More of the best Amiga information AMG 155 Full of mfo and programmers and users AMG 156 Famous demo that shows the beautiful sculptured graphics of the Amiga AMG 158 Great 3
D graphics enable you to experience this war version of Flight Simulator AMG 159 12 disks) A brilliant masterpiece, one of the best Amiga programs we have. Extraordinary digitized sound and graphics lead you to believe that this is the real thing Complete your 5 year mission aboard the USS Enterprise A must tor Trekkies1 (1 MEG Amiga** 2 drives min ) AMG 160 E xceiient text editing program for the Amiga AMG101 TV version done with complete speech AMG 161 ideal for Battietech players 1 -4 players can challenge each other or play against the computer AMG t62 For making backup copies of just
copying anything AMG 163 This »s our oest Amiga communications package AMG 164 (3 disks) A wealth of software for MIDI musicians and were previously released m Keyboard magazme Support tor all popular synths with edtor librarians utilities, sequences etc includes vanety of music videos and animation sequences not available on other disks AMG 165 Digitized music with voce and some graohcs demo' The song "Land of Contuscn’is by Phd Coftns AMG 166 D tized muse with voce1 Contans the song
* 1 Think We're Alone Now' by teen pop star Trftany AMG 167
Digitized music with voce and pctu'e of Madonna Contains some
of Madonna s popular muse' AMG 168 Digitized muse with voce
Comans popular songs by mega-artist Michael Jackson' AMG 169
Contains some excellent synthesized Euro- pop music' Great for
showing off your Amiga sound!
AMG 170 Contains music of David Bow»e' AMG 171 2 Disks) Remember Eddie Murphy s video
- Delirious?* Well, this itl it shows a peture of the comedy
king. You select a topic from the menu and you will get the
digitized version (of the video)' It's great' A must see. Must
hear demo' Don't forget the 2nd part ol this (disk B)i AMG 173
More of the Eddie Murphy Delirious1 Check it out' Contains 2
disks!
AMG 175 The disk contains a whole bunch of awesome synthesized muse, grapnc demo and messages' f shows some creatv special effects too' AMG 176 Contains 4 very different graphics and sounds demo The first two are very gruesome' The third and fourth demos are muse and graphc messages for those strange European programmer hackers out there It s nothing horrifying But the first two are the best1 Unoekevatke arwnabons' AMG 177 2 disk set' This * part A Contains digitized voces of Derek and Ckve Te&s jokes for a Ong time AMG 178 The 2nd disk' AMG 179 Contains lots of synthesized muse' Selecl them
by pressing me functor keys At the same time, it shows some interesting graphics effects of you moving on a 3D plane Use your joystick to control it.
AMG 180 1) Sinners II Demo • Synthesized muse' 2) Iron Maiden Demo - synthesized muse with Iron Maiden picl 3) Sound Machine muse
4) Digilech's Autobahn • muse and game at the same time! 5)
Hulkamania demo Plays Obsession by Animation • Cool1 AMG 181
3D special effects of titles and graphics It twists, flips,
rotates the titles for videos Awesome demo in hi-res!
AMG 182 Interesting and creative demo of TV commercial with digitized sounds AMG 184 Make great introductions with muse and pictures on your sett-booting disks AMG 185 Muscal instruments for your workbench demo AMG 186 Contains several uBkty programs includes Arc. FuncKey. Overscsan. Sprite Ed Quick Flu. SysMontior. And SMSes.
AMG 187 induces speech, muse, pctures. Arwnations and more for your workbench AMG 188 More instruments for your workbench d Sk demo AMG 189 More iMftes program for your Amga' AMG 194 Contains rayvaced pctures and The Baby a cute long mome' AMG 195 Contains animations Kahnankas. Rocker Marketrob AMG 196 Over ten pctures of Patnck Nagef s famous art' Entrepreneurs! Join our growing list of dealers.
Your investment in a Gemini dealer distributorship is your key to an exciting and rewarding future.
Telephone (0272) 637033 for details.
TODAY NAGEL PICTURES THE GEMINI COLLECTION AMG ’9? ' megabyte » nm tfw awesome BASKETBALL ANIMATION STAR WARS WALKER PICTURES 1 30WLING SCORE KEEPER EDUCATIONAL DISK CASINO GAMES PAINTING USEFUL PROGRAMS PLAY AND LEARN SLIDE SHOW 1 MICROEMAC PROGRAMS JEAN-MICHEL JARRE CRYPTOBURNER 3ACH LOVERS DISK GRAVATTACK VARIETY PACK VARIETY PACK 2 SAMPLE ICONS VARIETY PACK 3 EASY BANKER & THINKER POINTER ANIMATOR VARIETY PACK 3 FREEKED OUT' SPACE WRITER POP MUSIC MILLER LITE COMMERCIAL ACID DEMO ACTION' THE GOLDEN FLEECE JACK FROST CHINESE CHECKERS LARN V12.01C CLERK 4 0 COMPUTER BIBLE MADONNA SLIDESHOW
KIDS SLIDESHOW PIRANAHAS CASTLE ADVENTURE FREEWARE UTILITIES NAGEL BENCH TV 8ASKETBALL GAME RALLY CROSS GAME
* vneo" Aso cowans RocMr?
AMG 196 Peoure 2 -'?'gabytxn memory to nm this awesome demo ot a stow wafts' from Empr* Strftes Bacw it wafts around an a «ga 2000 and sTOofs laser at you1 One of the oes i we ewer seen"1 Contains 2 disks AUG 207 u oeaut J pctures onck. Butterflies.
Checker oragon. And more1 AUG 2t3 keep track of team scores, weekly scores.
'xSvyfciai scores, and many other features1 AUG 214 StarChart - Useful lor astronomers Middle East Quiz ¦ Test your knowledge of the Middle East.
AUG 2f 5 indudes many fun card and casino games AUG 216 [Ultra Paint] A very good painting program With many capabilities Plus Simple Paint, PatternEditorjand a short animation of a Coca-Cola can AUG 218 [OirMaster] A useful program fo' organizing your library and disks (Access 1 4] A powerful terminal program [HP] Hewlett Packard calculator (PatEdrt) Patter editor.
[Pkax] An archive program AMG 219 This disk contains 3 fun games and 4 educational games Great for tods' AMG 220 Many pictures run on this slide show' AMG 221 Various micro-emacs programs Word Processor, Mail Manager. Spell Check. X- Spell, and House Inventory, and more' AMG 222 Jean-Michei Jarre is a popular European musician. This disk contains his pictures (slideshow) and music. Excellent digitized graphics and music!
AMG 223 This one contains several excellent demos (scrolling text, graphics, and music) AMG 224 This one contains excellent classical (no digitized) music put together with Synthia and Sonix. A true classic' AMG 225 A Winner' An addictive game where you maneuver your rocketship through different screens to pickup parts Great graphics and sound!
AMG 226 [730x478] Convert your Workbench screen to 730x478 high resolution [Icon Tools] Tools to fix up you' icons [Midi] MIDI tools, plus Coooo. FoodConv, Icon Meister. Unzip and more!
AMG 227 [DiskUti! 5] Update of DU VI [UtMas] Lets you read text files, copy single files, showpic.
De-arc. Etc. JumUtil] Unset, lockdisk. Load icon, and more. Plus CLI Wizard. Disk X. Thames TV Demo. Mouse Graph and morel.
AMG 228 A disk full of sample icons.
AMG 229 3 fun games aro in th«s drawer. 15 Puzzles.
Concentrate, and Towers AMG 230 [Easy Banker] Excellent financial program that keeps track of your bank account.
[Thinker] An idea Processor with 20 pages of documentation included And more' AMG 231 Many animated pointers and Design Grid, a program that lets you design your own AMG 232 [Clip] Clip pictures from the work bench screen. [Your Money] An expanded checkbook program [Planets] 2 pictures of planets. [Nakamoto] Fun arcade-type game like Jumpman And more' AMG 234 Another Euro-Demo' Excellent sound and graphics.
AMG 235 Well made Introduction program. You can make your own boot-ups with scrolling text and incredible music. The songs sound like its coming from a synthesizer AMG 236 Some pop songs Including She Drives Me Crazy’ (FYC). 1 Should Be So Lucky1 (Kyfie Mmogue). Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson), and more' Good sounds!
AMG 238 Another nice demo from Europe It plays slides of the Miller Lite commercial along with the music Neat1 AMG 239 European demo of Acid Music Plays music (excellent quality sound) and picture animations AMG 240 This program uses text format, scene description to present pctures. Sound and speech simultaneously AMG 241 Large text adventure that allows you to save games S m4af to infocom games AMG 242 An electronic come book based on me com strip of the same name AMG 250 Chinese Checkers Pay up to six payers m this classxc strategy board game Emulators Commodore 64 and IBM ‘ok*- emulators
AMG 253 A Dungeons & Dragons type game AMG 259 A great user-fnendly business acocato" *or small to medium sized businesses AMG 260 A 7 disk set o the King James Vernon of T* Bible m text format AMG 278 A Wack & white sideshow of Madonna n her usual poses Great for Madonna fans- AMG 292 Watersh.p Down - Cute sideshow program with rabbits and other cute picture AMG 299 Piranahas Demo A bnhant demo mMar to the scene from Monty Python's ‘Mearvng o' Life.' The F«htank A temftc demo of an aquanum AMG 303 Castle of Doom A simpie adventure game with graphics for beginners AMG 320 An excellent d sk
full of utilities and toon AMG 321 More Nagel pictures, with a sideshow and more1 AMG 326 Cinemaware Basketball Slideshow P-ene* TV Sports Basketball wrth this sideshow & the game before you buy AMG 328 Rally Cross Demo • A 4 player super-spnnt type game with new tracks and rbght driving' Try before you buy' These are just a few of the remarkable programs we have for Amiga! Call today for our catalogue!
FREE catalogues available for: Atari ST & 8-bit, IBM, C64, Apple II and Macintosh M = = === = = Shareware Limited Order only FREE LINES!
O 0800 373 000 O All other enquiries andfor FREE catalogues call 0272 637033NOW!
Fax Orders: 0272637030 MAIL ORDER AND RETAIL Gemini Shareware Limited 42 Cannon Street Bedminster BRISTOL BS31BN Callers are welcome at this retail address Buy Pay (Ea.)
1-4 £3.00 5+
2. 75 10+
2. 50 20+
2. 25 30+
2. 00 50+
1. 75 100+
1. 50 300+
1. 25 Refer lo pnee table at left to calculate cost per disk
(note some programs comprise multiple disks).
Postage and packing please add £2.50 per order.
Foreign orders total £5.00 air mail.
UK residents please add 15*4 VAT. All goods sent by First class post. Telephone orders taken before 3pm are usually sent the same day.
VAT and P&P extra. All disks warranted readable.
No returns without prior approval, t No limit lo the number of disks purchased Call 0272 637033 NOW to be on our FREE catalogue mailing list!
Our sales hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sat 9:00-5:00 pm.
An answering device will be available at all other times - please leave your name and number and we'll call you back, or leave your order for prompt attention.
MEGA POINTERS AMG 339 Over 150 pointers for you to use on your Workbench GAMES 1 AMG 349 Antep • Excellent Ultima-like role playing game BTII Maps - 4 high resolution town maps of the Bard s Tale II game Slot Cars - Simple game of driving a car through a maze GAMES 2 AMG 350 DM Maps I Maps to levels 1 -7 in Dungeon Masters game DM Spelts • Lists priests and wizard spells in Dungeon Master game Mouse Bounce - A challenging game piayeo on Work Bencn with a mouse pointer GAMES 3 AMG 351 DM Maps if -Maps to levels 8-14 for Dungeon Masters game Metro Be a c*y planner GAMES 4 AMG 352 FUE • ’Deluxe*
Ftr* Power game map e Wor Mona C“«J - information on objects found on afferent «ve«s Zerg - A fantasy ro*e Oaymg game hke Urima - sharp' BCXNG FP£NZY AMG 357 Four Bomg related animations Bdng Throws, Botng Bounce. Bong Flight, and Botng Machine Requires at least i MB memory ANIMATIONS AMG 361 Two nice animations are on this d«k [GeoTime] A demo showing the change In time ot all the time zone in the world (with map of the world). [Ripples] Nice animation demonstrating rotation around an Amiga flag.
ANIMATIONS AMG 362 This disk contains three good animations: BolngCheckmark. Flybye. And Floyd.
ANIMATIONS AMG 363 This disk contains two animations: OS2 and Zeusi ANIMAlTONS AMG 364 This disk contains three animations: Drumbck. EIGato. And Zeus2 (Improved version with sound).
ANIMATIONS AMG 365 This disk contains four animations: 7J7.
FanEngine, Harrier, and Zoom KLINGON PHASERS AMG 366 This animation shows Star Trek s Kiingon ships fly toward and past you Great 3D effects!
MARS FLIGHT AMG 367 This animation shows a spaceship fly into a Martian oty. Excellent 3D effects' GODZILLA ANIM AMG 368 This disk contains three animations GodzHla. Birds, and ReWind.
MIDI HOOKUPS AMG 369 This is a short demo that shows you how to hook up your MIDI system it was created with the Director.
GHOSTPOOL AMG 370 2 excellent animations requiring at least t megabyte [Ghostpool] Watch a game of pool played by nobody [Stamp Collector See Dr Gandalf's interesting stamp collection FOOTBALL HELMET AMG 371 This disk contains the two animations Dragon and Helmet (shows the Seats* Seahawks football helmet spinning around AMG 185 or animation shower s needed « order run these two animations ’These Son* disks should autoboot, if not. Use Son* SONIXSCORES1 AMG372 Many songs Amaz-ng G'ace Anre S rg View To A Kill A*e Foiey Dam C*y Country Roads. Cuts LA* A Knie Dasng Game Theme and more Five
years lo the month offer Protexl version 1 wos launched Arnor are pleased to present version 5, on enormous leap forward in both ease of use ond performance.
Protext 5.0 introduces a completely integrated system of pull down menus and dialogue boxes. The menus are among the many operations that may now be carried out with either the mouse or the keyboard. Protext really does give you the best of both worlds.
Protext 5.0 handles printer fonts flexibly and accurately. You can make full use of any number of proportional printer fonts, mix them freely within any line, centre them in headers, use automatically formatted footnotes. And Protext correctly formats your text as you type it, no matter how many font changes you use, showing you line and page breaks exactly as they will be printed.
Protext 5.0 is still the fastest word processor around. Even though we have made all these major improvements we have taken great care to ensure that text editing is as fast as ever. The menus work smoothly and quickly even with high resolution displays. But of course, you can use Protext's efficient set of commands and keys just as before and 5.0 remains compatible with all eorlier versions from 1.0 onwards.
The Features ienu system with dialogue boxes and olerts; file selector; mouse dragging to set blocks. Menus complement existing commands and keyboord shortcuts, do not replace them. Menus moy be used with mouse or keyboard. AMIGA version follows Intuition guidelines.
Supports multiple proportionol fonts; mixing of different font sizes on the some line; proportionol formotting whilst editing; side margin, headers ond footers independent of moin text font, fobs, decimol tobs ond centre tobs. Extensive range of printer drivers supplied.
Editing - up to 36 files moy be open; split screen editing.
Protext 5.0 is a worthy successor to version 4, which was described as "the best word processor ot any price", "the best text processor on the Amiga" and "the most powerful word processor on the Atari ST" (AUI, ST Amiga Format, ST User).
E support on PC allows use in virtuolly ony text or graphics mode including 132 column or 75 line VGA modes; user defined characters ond on screen bold, italics ond underlining now on all versions; use of 13 different accents on ony character.
Protext 5.0 heralds a new era of multi-lingual European software, in time for 1992 and the opening up of Eastern Europe. Protext may be used in at least 27 different languages and has 10 different national keyboard layouts de ; Albonion, Bosque, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Flemish, finnish, french, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Lotin, Lithuonion, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumonion, Serbocroation, Slovak, Spanish, Slovene, Swedish, Welsh. (Note: some printers do not support all longuoges).
Language suppoi built in (plus the capability to define generation. Indexer takes marked words or phrases; contents entries automatically taken from titles wrapped in control codes; many options for style of contents output.
Heckei features completely new 110,000+ word Collins dictionary with very fast phonetic lookup. Anagrams and find word pattern, foreign language dictionaries (German, Swedish available now, others to follow).
Mcemenls including multi-line footnotes and endnotes; automatic timed save; add column or row of figures; indent tabs; find word at cursor; 40 column mode support; sentence operations; inter- paragraph space; much improved expression evaluator; self incrementing variables; Roman numerals; newspaper-style column printing; file sorting utility with special options for names and addresses; revised manual plus new tutorial guide.
And don't forget Protexl still indue, background printing; box manipulation; macro recording; exec files; headers and footers; find and replace; mail merging; undelete; file conversion utility; configuration program; auto reformatting; on screen help; time and date; typewriter mode; line drawing; disc utilities.
Protext 5.0 may be purchased from any good computer shop or directly from Arnor Upgrades from earlier versions are only available from Arnor ond the original discs should be returned with your order PC Amiga ST TT Archimedes £149 95 £149 95 £149 95 £149 95 £60 £60 £60 N A £75 £75 £75 N A £99 95 £99 95 £99 95 N A £79 95 £79 95 £79 95 due 1991 01 Arnor Ltd fAMFj, 611 Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PEI 3HA. Tel: 0733 68909 (24 hr), Fax: 0733 67299 MegaPack 2 5 blank disks, disk storage box. Dust cover, mouse mat, joystick, 5 mystery games WORTH OVER £120!!
0 0 Out O 0 0 o f o . r • O 0 Seikosha SP2000 .£199 Citizen 120D with FREE Starter Pack .....£179 Citizen 1240 with FREE Colour Kit ....£249 Citizen Swift 9 with Colour Kit £210 «il ottos uihihct lo availability Inferface Software reserve fhe right lo change or twlhr raw any otto without pnor ooftce Quadtam Muttiscan £499.00 Commodore Multiscan £450.00 ooo O 0 O to O F*LEASEgffi ME INFO ON ..... * x o 0 4 o 5 9 o p. J Productivity o Software V Defuxe Pant II ... £64 00 o : Light £39 00
o C’gioant I ...... £64 00 o ' V Show £59 00 to Deluxe Video II .
£64.00 0 Pro Video Plus ..... ...£199 00
o xCad Professional ......£350 00 o ! X Cad
Designer . £95 00i ¦ to Sculpt Animate 40 Jnr.....
.....£89.00 1 Sculpt 30 XL .. ......£105.00 jo
Sculpt Animate 40 ..... £330.00 o Aegis Video
Titter .£90.00 to
TirpATron ..... £24.00 o Small Business
Accounts Plus . .£170.00 to Home Office Kit
......£119.00 o Superbase Professional.... £199 00 1 ¦O Data
Retrieve .... £42.00 Prodata ......
......£65.00
o Small Business Manager ......£95.00 o i Cash Book
Contro«er...... ...... £55.00 D Superplan £79.00 o Home
Accounts ..... £24 00 p 36 Man . £119 00 Ol ¦Comm
2 ...... £?4 00i 1 O Professional Page ....
£209.00 °l
- uWisher s Choree ..... £85 00| I
o "be Planetarium . £32 00 Ol Mavis Beacon Teaches
Typing ....£24.00 1 0 Distant Suns . £49.00 °|
r Micro English . £22.00 & Micro
French .. £22.00 Ol Micro
Maths . £22.00
o Word Perfect v4.1 .... £190.00lol 1 Word Perlect
Library .. £93.00 0 Kmdwords V2.0 ..
£39.00 Becker Text .... £64.00
'•anscriot . .....£34.00 ° Midi interlace with
s w...... £24 99 0 CirMate . £34.00 r Power
Windows V2.0 . £65.00 u Dos 2
Dos ..... £34.00 Disk 2
Disk ... ......£29.00 0
K-Roget ... £39.00 Enhancer
..... £1299 Amas
£84.00 Aegis Somx V2.0 £51.00 L
kcs . .....£160.00 r Pro 24
Amiga V3.0 .... .....£220.00 0
Argasm ... £49.00 r Oevpac
V2.0 .. £45.00 L Lattice
C . £199.00 r
AC*Fortran ...... £239.00 ¦ Cambridge
Lisp .. .....£12500 Modula
2 £84.00
- Hisoft Forth ... £31.00 BBC Fmulatnr £32 00 o
Hardware 0 Rendale 8802 Genlock...£209 Mimgen
...£99.00 P Digiview..... .£139.00 „ Amas Sampler .
...£84.00 1 Cameron Handy |° Scanner Type 2 .£199.00
o Cameron Handy f Scanner Type 10 .... .£265.00 Naksha
Mouse ...£37.00
o Midi Master Midi o Interface .. ...£34.00 “ Master
Sound .. ...£34.00 c A-Max Mac Emulator (with
Roms) ...... r .£230.00 o

Click image to download PDF

Merci pour votre aide à l'agrandissement d'Amigaland.com !


Thanks for you help to extend Amigaland.com !
frdanlenfideelhuitjanoplptroruessvtr

Connexion

Pub+

35.4% 
16.1% 
6.7% 
5.1% 
4.2% 
3.5% 
3.1% 
2.2% 
1.6% 
1.2% 

Today: 26
Yesterday: 101
This Week: 127
Last Week: 630
This Month: 2103
Last Month: 3072
Total: 66243

Information cookies

Cookies are short reports that are sent and stored on the hard drive of the user's computer through your browser when it connects to a web. Cookies can be used to collect and store user data while connected to provide you the requested services and sometimes tend not to keep. Cookies can be themselves or others.

There are several types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies that facilitate user navigation and use of the various options or services offered by the web as identify the session, allow access to certain areas, facilitate orders, purchases, filling out forms, registration, security, facilitating functionalities (videos, social networks, etc..).
  • Customization cookies that allow users to access services according to their preferences (language, browser, configuration, etc..).
  • Analytical cookies which allow anonymous analysis of the behavior of web users and allow to measure user activity and develop navigation profiles in order to improve the websites.

So when you access our website, in compliance with Article 22 of Law 34/2002 of the Information Society Services, in the analytical cookies treatment, we have requested your consent to their use. All of this is to improve our services. We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistical information such as the number of visitors to our site. Cookies added by Google Analytics are governed by the privacy policies of Google Analytics. If you want you can disable cookies from Google Analytics.

However, please note that you can enable or disable cookies by following the instructions of your browser.

Visitors

Visite depuis
03-10-2004
Visite depuis
23-02-2014