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PD Update 153 What s the best in the newest free software releases Having problems stomping the spiders and cleansing the sewers in Eye of the Beholder? You need some Gamebusters hot help on Page 103!
Workbench 173 More good advice than ever before for seekers of help Subscriptions 178 Make it easy for yourself: get your mag delivered1 Special Offers 186 Check out a few of the special bargains on offer in AMIGA FORMAT 26 SEPTEMBER 1991 Editorial department EDITOR Damien Noonan Features and general enquiries SCREENPLAY EDITOR Trenton Webb Games and entertainment software reviews REVIEWS EDITOR Paul Lyons Serious hardware and software reviews TECHNICAL EDITOR Pat McDonald Workbench, Coverdisk and technical enquiries STAFF WRITER Maff Evans Gamebusters and games enquiries PRODUCTION EDITOR
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ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT ADVERTISING MANAGER Jennie Evans SENIOR SALES EXEC Duncan Ferguson AD SALES EXEC Jackie Garford Advertising sales, problems with advertisers ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Fiona Milne Typesetting, ad layout, deadlines, ad film PROMOTIONS MANAGER Michele Harris Coverdisk space Competition arrangement Sue Hartley Kate Hodges availability problems News 9 Commodore announce the new Amiga 500 bundle Previews 43 What's on the way in games Rodland and Utopia Gamebusters 103 Get a step ahead Eye of the Beholder tipped to death REGULARS Aniga Format 30 Monmouth street Bath, AVON, BA1 2BW
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Registered Circulation ABC 115,158 Jan - June 1991 REVIEWS AA IOS 3D and Compiler 114 If you want to program your own games, check this!
Create full 3D games, make stand-alone programs Design Works 120 Discover the easy route into print-perfect line art with the latest structured drawing software If you've ever wanted to make an imaginary landscape out of a Julia set, you're probably mad.
If you don't want to after reading about VistaPro on Page 140, you're definitely mad!
Art Department Professional 124 How to work in 24-bit colour on a standard Amiga... image processing grows up and leaves home GVP Combo Board 132 Get up to speed with a very fast accelerator that could be the answer to your ray-trace blues!
Concept Keyboard 137 Simple control system for younger or less able hands: an exciting educational hardware release A unique idea: that's the Concept Keyboard, aimed at special needs and educational use but a very flexible piece of kit. Find out what it does on Page 137.
VistaPro 140 The sexiest graphics programs ever to hit your screen?
Create realistic fractal landscapes in 24-bit colour TechnoSound Turbo 147 Catch the sounds with this revamped sampler, now featuring a sequencing system and MIDI support Mac and DOS to DOS 149 Talk to Pcs and Macintoshes with these handy utilities that can read and write other computers' disks SPECIALS Deluxe Paint IV 22 The year's most exciting release: but can it make the grade?
Making Music With the Bitmaps 31 The secrets of in-game music revealed by the experts Magic Pockets ¦ 'T- Deluxe Paint IV not only brings 4096-colour HAM painting and animation, it can also still work with less. But is it any good at it?
If you've ever wondered how in-game music was made, we tell you courtesy of the man who put Betty Boo's songs into Magic Pockets.
You've seen it on telly, now try it yourself! As ever, we bring you the top games in playable demo form. Check out Renegade's amazing new platform romp and stuff your magic pockets with goodies.
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REVIEWS THUNDERHAWK How come flying a chopper is suddenly easier and more fun than falling off a log?
Get airborne and keep your finger on the firebutton on Page 82.
LLAMATRON It's old-fashioned, it's obscenely garish, it's sickeningly noisy and it's more fun than fishing. Get weird on Page 66 Atomino Navy Seals Bart Simpson vs the Spaceman Llamatron Sliders Battle Chess II Swap Frenetic Cardinal of the Kremlin Challenge Golf Hero Quest Data Disk Arcade Trivia Quiz Armalyte Charge of the Light Brigade Striker Manager Billiards II Simulator Stack Up This is the big one! We bring you an exclusive demo of the year's biggest non-game release Create your own 4,096-colour pictures with the amazing new HAM paint package from Electronic Arts and find out for
yourself how good it is... The new HAM-supporting DeluxePaint IV will do more than turn a few heads.
It will also turn them inside out, upside down, spin them on an axis, or metamorphosise them into hairy rock stars before you can say "Tutankhamen".
With Hold And Modify (HAM) video mode, DeluxePaint IV offers a staggering 4096 colours. This means gradients that arc smoother, more versatile and easier to define.
Not only can you paint in HAM, you can animate in it, too.
Imagine brilliant images, rendered in 4096 colours, moving effortlessly across the screen.
DeluxePaint IV makes animation easy for you.
The special LightTable feature allows you to review the last frame of animation while previewing the next.
Or choose two different images - say a caterpillar and a butterfly - and DeluxePaint IV will carry out an amazing metamorphosis between them in as many frames as you wish.
All these features arc directed from a new video-style Animation Control that makes animating as easy as pressing a button.
So whether painting or animating, you can now achieve smooth, seamless effects of unbelievable subtlety.
But don't take our word for it.
Steve Franklin, Managing Director of Commodore Business Machines, described DeluxePaint IV as "a stunning innovation and probably the best software package for this market".
Available 27th September 1991 £89.99 TO UPGRADE from previous versions of DeluxePaint. Send the front cover of your manual with a cheque ot postal order to the Direct Sales Department at Electronic Arts Ltd. An upgrade from NEW AMIGA 500 BUNDLE THE STRONGEST EVER?
Cartoon Classics deal includes 1Mb, Lemmings, Bart Simpson, Captain Planet and Deluxe Paint 3 The new Amiga 500 'Cartoon Classics' bundle, which Commodore will be selling throughout this year, over the busy Christmas period and into the new year, is widely expected to be the strongest yet. But doubts have already been raised as to the appeal of the cartoon characters central to its success, and to the quality of the games based on them.
There is no doubt that the core of the deal is very strong indeed, with an expanded Imh Amiga (it includes the A50I RAM expansion at no extra cost) and. For the first time. Deluxe Paint III Electronic Arts' top-selling graphics package in its ultimate non-HAM version is an extremely powerful selling point: no doubt EA have decided to include it because the release of Deluxe Paint IV (see the exclusive first review on Page 22) has given them a possible upgrade market and because a I Mb Amiga can make decent use of its features.
The fact that Psygnosis's hugely successful and widely-praised puzzle game Lemmings has been included is also cause to think that the bundle w ill shift in quantity. It's been received as the best game of the year in almost every quarter, making an impact and earning a reputation far beyond the normal computer scene, and may possibly even bring the Amiga a character which could do for it what Mario has done for Nintendo. Lemmings breakfast cereal, anyone'.’ Bui doubts have been raised over the other two games, licensed from the cartoon characters who are expected to make the same kind of
impact that the Turtles made last year. Captain Planet, the ccologi- cally-awarc TV cartoon superhero who rushes around saving the earth w ith his amazing powers, has had an awful lot of hype from a Turtlcs-conscious media looking for this year's big thing.
If they are right, anything with the Captain's name on will sell big to a younger audience. But there arc signs that Captain P will fail to live up to everyone's expectations: a straw poll that we carried out revealed that the character lacked the kind of street w ise appeal that made the Turtles a hit.
A further problem lies with the game itself, written by veteran Tony Crow liter for Mindscape. The version of the game that appears in the box will be a different one from the one that actually goes on sale in the shops and has its flaws: it seems that the deadlines for inclusion in the Commodore bundle did not allow time to tweak the game to the levels of playability demanded by the sophisticated Amiga market. We've played the bundle version and it certainly lacks a spark.
Bart Simpson has no credibility problems and it looks likely that the cult hit cartoon will sell many a product over the next six months. But Ocean's conversion of the game seems to have hit problems, and rumours emanating from the Manchester software house give an impression of dissatisfaction at the quality of the game. With die reception that Mirrorsoft's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got at the hands of the press (35% in Amiga Format's review, for example) still ail loo fresh in the memory. Ocean will want to be very careful about releasing a less-than-satisfaclory game. As ever, watch
this space... Despite the inevitable doubts over the quality of games from big-namc licences, there is every cause for optimism over the prospects of the bundle as a whole.
The free RAM expansion, the known quality of Deluxe Paint III and lemmings and the lure of the year's two top names mean that every aspect of this bundle is an excellent selling point. We. And many other commentators. Believe it will be the most successful Amiga deal to date.
Commodore confidently expect to sell 200.000 new Arnigas in this bundle between now and the new year, which means we could go into 1992 with around three-quarters of a million Amiga owners across the UK.
And there is one other ray of sunshine for the Cartoon Classics bundle: each one sold will come with a free Special Edition of Amiga Formal.
Introducing new users to all the delights of the Amiga.
Sort Simpson: doubts over the quality o the gome.
NEWS AMIGA FORMAT TO ORGANISE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR CHANNEL 4 HOSTS GAMESHOW Amiga Format and Commodore combine to create the show of the year November will be a big lime for all Amiga owners. The Iwo biggest shows for the Amiga, the Commodore Show and the Ami-Expo. Have been combined under one banner and. What's more. Amiga Format will be in charge of making it the biggest and best show of the year.
Many of the details have yet to be confirmed, but our influence will be pul into making the show not just an exciting place to be. But also a comfortable and pleasant experience. We've found at too many shows in the past that the people who attend somehow seem to be put low on the list of priorities. We want everyone to enjoy their day out this lime around.
Many of the top games software houses including Electronic Arts. Mindscape. MicroProse and Psygnosis have already confirmed that they will attend, so you can expect to gain hands-on experience of the Christmas games releases as well as enjoying the glamour and glitz of their stands. We also expect a number of exciting new product announcements, including the UK launch of the Amiga CD-ROM drive, the gadget that will bring CDTV-style software to the Amiga.
Many events throughout the show will include question sessions with top programmers, the CDTV City where the new CD stuff will be shown, a games arcade so you can play all the top new releases, technical seminars and a multimedia theatre where experts will pass on advice about this growing field. There will even be a Christmas Shopping mall where you can actually buy the latest stuff.
The show will run from Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th (trade-only day on Thursday 14th) and entrance will cost £6 for adults. £4 for under-14s. We've arranged a special discount if you book in advance - details next month - and everyone who goes will get a free show guide.
Last but not least, we'll all be there all the time so you'll be able to find us and have a bit of a chat. See you there!
All this and Earl's Court 2: the venue lor the biggest Amiga show ol the year will be the most modern in London.
AMIGA FORMAT mm SEPTEMBER 1991 ICD GET CARRIED AWAY WITH A500 INTERNAL HARD DRIVE IDEA New high-storage drives make ultimate Amiga 500 possible Not content with the new Novia 20i internal hard drive for the Amiga 500 (see News, last issue) ICD of America have now announced the release of a further range of hard disk drives that can sit snugly inside the Amiga where the internal floppy drive normally belongs.
While the Novia 20i is a two-inch disk that offers only 20Mb storage for £359 (it's available from Power Computing.
0234 843388). The new Prima scries of drives arc 3.5-inch units offering 52 or 105Mb of storage space. They are constructed using the latest in low-power 11 millisecond technology from Quantum, the name behind the best hard drive units. US prices are S650 and $ 900 for the Prima 52i and PrimalOSi respectively. But no UK prices are yet available (distribution should be via Power Computing. 0234 843388).
You will need I Mb of RAM to use the drives, which are installed using a ribbon cable connecting to an AdlDE interface system which plugs in under the 68000 chip. Also included with each drive is a ShuffleBoard adaptor which allows an external floppy drive to be treated as DF0:. Essential if you are to avoid problems booling from floppy disks.
Following the release of the Prima drives. ICD have had Americans drooling over their magazine adverts which feature the ultimate in Amiga 500s. It contains a 105Mb Prima internal hard drive, an AdRAM 540 giving 5Mb of RAM and a Flicker Free Video curd to cut Interlace flicker. All we need now is a matchbox-sized power supply and you could have the ultimate A5(X) system and carry it around w ith case! Estimated price of that lot: including the Amiga, round about £ 19(H)!
The latest releases for the CDTV include the Guinness Disk of Records and a new golf game based on Accolade's existing Jack Nicklaus licence.
Launched in London just a couple of weeks ago.
The Guinness Disk of Records will bring us all those facts and figures we already know and love in the multimedia form of digitised pictures, sampled sounds and speech and, of course, on-screen text. Rumours that it will also feature a digital Roy Castle are very much exaggerated.
Accolade's golf game will take an entirely fresh approach, being based around digitised images of a golf round. While this should give it stunning looks, it remains to be seen w hat it does to the playability.
Another exciting CDTV announcement is that a third-party developer is to release a keyboard for the system, leaping in ahead of the official product.
CDTV GETS PURE GENIUS AND GOLF Conte on down for the first real gameshow on telly: a computer game show, that is! Channel 4 have commissioned a series of ten half hour programmes under the name Gamesmaster. To start showing in January next year. The series will feature compelitons between top players (whoever they are), reviews of new games, international sales charts and tips showing players how to crack the tricky bits of their favourite games.
BBC Scotland’s game show Catchword has also received a boost from the Amiga, courtesy of Amiga Centre Scotland's Harlequin 32-bit colour card. The Amiga was used to produce animation links and graphics for the show, as well as stereo sound effects, catch the programme on BBC2 in the Autumn.
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SEPTEMBER 1991 If you're having any trouble getting hold of a copy of Pixel 3D. The bitmap-to-3D conv erter featured in the last issue, we recommend that you go to the guys who import it. Contact Contp-U-Save on 081 848 7398.
PIRATES STUNG BY FAST SUCCESS Continuing their camapaign against piracy, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) have announced the successful prosecution of a computer dealer in the midlands, who was copy ing leisure software in his shop, The man received a sentence of three months' imprisonment.
We've recently heard of many cases of newly-released games being sold in pirated versions, and it is this kind of large- scale commercial piracy that FAST is out to prevent. During the month of June sixteen raids in England and Wales netted a total of over 10.000 illegal disks. FAST's only problem may be that in some cases they 're up against the kind of people who solve problems by hitting them over the head with half a brick.. gamers and produced by Oxx-Aegis of America, best known in this country for the HAM animation and paint package Spectracolour and the sound sampling software
Aitdiomaster. Visionary is a simple system for putting together your own graphic adventures and the nice thing about the system is that it allows graphic point-and-click’ interaction as well as having a powerful text parsing system. Full review soon.
NEW PROTEXT ANNOUNCED TURBONUTTER MODEM Possibly ilie fastest modem ever to hit the market, this is the Supramodem 9600. It has V.32 and V.42 bis support, allowing it to transfer data at rates up to
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SHARP PRINTER PRICES If you were fascinated by the DTP feature in the last issue and rushed out to find a Sharp printer like the one we used, you should note that the prices we quoted for Sharp printers in the feature were actually incorrect. Please telephone Silica on 081 309 1111 to find out the correct prices.
SHARP SCANNER NEWS This is a real Stop Press, this one. But w e've just had details through from ASDG in America of their new Professional Scanlalt II package that will allow you to use the Sharp range of scanners from the JX-300 right up to the JX-650. It provides a full WYSIWYG interface on the Amiga 2000 or 3000 for full-colour scanning and is compatible with Art Dept Pro (see Pages 124-5). For details either phone ASDG America on 0101 608 273 6585 or w ait till next issue.
Protext 5: now updated to Version 5.5. The moin addition is a thesaurus, but there are other tweaks too.
Amor have once again upgraded their top-flight word pax'essor Protext. Taking it to version 5.5. The major improvement is the inclusion of the long-awaited and much-needed thesaurus. Based on the Collins Pocket Thesaurus, this will offer writers the choice of 827.000 alternatives picked from 43.000 head words - cross referenced by type and usage.
Other improvements and fine tuning include an option to run the program in a custom screen: automatic hyphenation: widow and orphan control: analysis of text by word redundancy; viewing of files by date and size: and mail-merge linked directly to the database Prodata. The spelling checker has also been enhanced to catch simple grammatical errors such as repeated words ("the the spelling...") and lack of capital letters at the start of sentences.
Prote.xt 5.5 will retail at £152.75. with upgrades costing £30 from version 5 and £60 from 4.3 or 4.2. But is Protext getting too expensive? Amor's Doug Thompson commented. "Since the early days. Protext has been the 'writer's choice'. At the expense of fancy graphics it offers speed when manipulating even a very large document, logical keystrokes, and a wide range of other facilities such as allowing the user to modify or create printer drivers." Expect a full review soon.
.---T' : 1.. . U* -II . *»T-- An upgrade of Prodata has also been announced. The new version 1.2 offers enhancements such as pulldown menus, control from either mouse or keyboard, label printing, automatic record numbering and a merge database facility. Prodata 1.2 costs £ 99.88. An upgrade for 1.1 users is available for £35.25. Amor 0733 68909 CLEVER CARD Here's a sensible idea: you can now buy blank cardboard keyboard overlays and write in your own key codes on them. It's dead useful for remembering the key commands of any thing from paint programs like Deluxe Paint to flight sinis like
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Whether you simply need to sequence animations, or you need to integrate full motion video with Toaster effects and MIDI, ShowMaker can make you a professional. And it’s compatible. "For independent producers, ShowMaker is a big step forward." - Television Broadcast magazine 7 90.
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creating your own HAIM pictures and animations is on p26 Electronic Arts The latest version ot Eas top paint package is probably the biggest non-games release ot the year. Exciting new additions help you use the 4.096 colours ot HAM to the full, providing a heap of new palette tools and multi-colour drawing techniques.
The exclusive Coverdisk demo contains most ot the program tor you to use. But naturally a tew features have been omitted. You can t actually access the range-setting option and all loading-and-saving operations have been disabled.
In order to bring you this exclusive peek, we have a rather early version ot the excellent Deluxe Paint IV and you have to be a bit carelul of one thing. In order to operate windows, such as tile requesters, properly without causing the machine to hang up. Make sure that the program has finished drawing the box on screen and is ready tor your input before you try to do anything. II you don't, the program may 11 - 11 TkT* j tiu r.TTT" ¦ .m ... decide it doesn t like you and go oft in a sulk! Note that the demo will only work properly on tJ .. machines with 1 Mb or more.
GETTING STARTED You'll need to load your Workbench disk to access the Deluxe Paint IV demo. Once Workbench has loaded. Insert the Coverdisk in the drive and double-click on the disk icon.
When the window appears, double-click on the Deluxe Paint icon and the program will load.
Now turn to Page 26 to follow the step-by-step guide to using the program!
Magic Pockets Find out how to control the Bitmap Kid and guide him to his bike on p32 Renegade The Bitmap Brothers have a reputation tor creating excellent games. The first release on their Independent label. Gods, was a huge hit... and it was also an amazing Amiga Formal Coverdisk 22 demo Now we bring you another exclusive playable demo, the second Renegade release, and it looks set tair to be as big a hit as the first.
Magic Pockets is the game that was featured on ITV s Motormouth, where players phoned in and shouted instructions to make our hero, The Bitmap Kid, move around the screen. With all that experience, the game has been massively improved: and controlling it with a joystick is a hell ot a lot better too!
The one thing you ought to know before you start is don't plug in an autofire joystick: the weapons system relies on you being able to hold down the tire-button.
GETTING STARTED To load Magic Pockets, turn on your Amiga and insert Coverdisk 26 when the Workbench prompt appears After a tew seconds a menu will appear offering you the choice of all the goodies on the Coverdisk. Type in a Y and press the Return key tor Magic Pockets.
Some wild colour lines will Hash about the screen, but don't panic: it's just the game decrunching After 30 seconds you'll see the Intro screen. You are now in demonstration mode, so press Fire to start the game with you in control. Turn to Page 32 to find out how to control the Bitmap Kid as he wanders through his pockets!
NoiseTtacker and Bitmap Samples A complete guide to making your own musical masterpiece appears on p36 Mahoney and Kaktus. Northstar and Silents Bitmap Samples by Richard Josepn You couldn't ask tor a more straightforward way ot creating your own music.
Richard Joseph, the man who creates the music tor the Bitmaps' games, has created a backing track using the PD sample sequencer NoiseTracker.
NoiseTracker is a sample sequencer: it lets you create songs by playing samples (rom the Amiga's keyboard, recording them as you go and then, when you're happy, saving your tune onto disk. To get you going, Richard has also provided a set of samples which are edited and prepared, all ready tor you to set about making your own tunes.
The only minor drawback with the program is that it will only work with Amiga 500s. Apart trom that. It s excellent for playing around with.
GETTING STARTED To load NoiseTracker. Turn on your Amiga and insert Coverdisk 26 when the Workbench prompt should appear. After a tew seconds a menu will show offering you the choice ot all the goodies on the Coverdisk. Type in an N and press the Return key to choose NoiseTracker Wait for just a few seconds and the program screen will appear. Now you're all ready to mix some sounds: turn to Page 36 to find out which buttons to press!
Note that there is also a read me' instruction tile with the program. You'll need to load your Workbench disk to access it. Once Workbench has loaded, insert the Coverdisk in the drive and double-click on the disk icon. When the Using Your Coverdislf
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is
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3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk l-'irsl I urn on your machine and load Workbench lone of ihe disks everyone gels wilh Iheir Amiga). Once lhe Workbench screen appears and Ihe drive light goes out.
Remove your Workbench disk and insert the Coverdisk. Once ihe After the computer has read pari of ihe Coverdisk. It will once again display a requester box asking for the destination disk to be pul into dlt):. Pul the disk that you want ihe Coverdisk copied to in is.,.
- ML, ihe drive. This procedure of swapping disks will continue
until all of ihe disk has been duplicated.
Nexl. Move the mouse pointer to Ihe Coverdisk icon and click once wilh ihe left mouse button - Ihe icon will highlight Press ihe right mouse button and keep ii down. The words 'Workbench'. Disk' and Special' will appear at Ihe lop left of the screen. Move Ihe pointer to Ihe word 'Workbench', and a menu will drop down. Select Ihe ‘Duplicate’ option: you should have got I his far.
Livcntually. You will end up wilh two Coverdisk icons, one has Ihe name 'Copy of Coverdisk 22'. Click once on this with Ihe left mouse button to highlight it. Bring down ihe 'Workbench' menu again (by holding down the right mouse button and moving Ihe mouse pointer to the top left) but this time select 'Rename' from the menu. Let goof the right mouse button 10 select the Rename option.
SEPTEMBER 1991 The computer will ask you lo insert ihe Workbench disk again - n needs to read the command to copy disks. Alter you've done this, a boxed message (a requester box) will appear, asking you to insert Ihe source disk. Insert die Coverdisk once again and click on the ’OK* option with Ihe left mouse button.
The name of the disk will appear in an elongated box - you don't need lo insert Workbench again because die Rename command is built into die machine. Press die Del' key (which is nexl lo the Help' key) to remove die 'Copy of part, and press die Return key lo make the computer put die new name lo copy.
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First try using the DiskDoctor utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it before sending it off for a replacement. In-full details of DiskDoctor can be found in the user's manual that came with your machine.
However, if your Coverdisk is faulty, you should send it back INCLUDING AN SAE for a free replacement within a month of the cover date to: Amiga Format September Disk Disk Copy Labs Unit A. Westmarch London Road Daventry Northants NN11 4SA Remember to include that stamped, aodressed envelope' The easy Way There is another way to back up your disk, but because it involves using the typed-in instructions ot the CLI or Shell, a lot ot people are wary of it.
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NEED HELP? CAU THE DELUXE PAINT HAS long been considered the industry standard as far as paint packages are concerned, with Deluxe Piiinl III being used by more Amiga artists than any other program. However, even Dpoint III had one serious limitation: the lack of HAM mode support. If you wanted to create 4.096 colour pictures, then you had to use something like Digipaint or Photon Point. Now these programs are all very well, but the problem is that they ONLY work in HAM mode, so you can't create standard 32-colour pictures or work in high resolution.
Now those days of swapping from program to program to create artwork will disappear thanks to Deluxe Point IV. The latest version of Electronic Art's superb art package not only gives you the ability to create and animate HAM pictures, it also supports all the other screen modes, including super-bitmaps and overscan screens.
After previews galore in the computer press, Amiga Format can now bring you a full review of the long-awaited update to the highly successful Deluxe Paint series.
Mafff Evans sharpens his bitmap pencil and gets his digital paintbrush ready to start creating some HAM masterpieces.
Deluxe Multi-mode Art and Animation Package £89 99 ¦ Electronic Arts on m 3 cc m 70 •o In theory, this ability should make Dpoint IV one to watch, so let's have a look at some of the new goodies.
PAINTING The ability to work in all screen modes isn't the only refinement that Dpoint IV has to offer. There's much more. Much MUCH more. A number of the changes have been implemented to allow you to get the most out of HAM painting, such as improved colour mixing and a rather ingenious w ay of creating colour ranges.
Mixing colours can still be done via the old red. Green, blue values and hue. Saturation, valence sliders to create shades, but when your working with a 4.096 colour palette this may nol be enough. What you can now do is draw colours directly on a mixing plate to create a new shade and plonk it wherever you want in your palette.
Setting colour ranges is far more friendly on the new version. Instead of just marking start and end points within your palette, you take your stan and end colours from anywhere and place them on a range bar. The program then takes the stan and end points and picks the required number of in-between shades to create the range.
Another useful point worth noting about the new palette and range control is that you can mess around with them and still draw on the screen with the windows active. This means that you can test out your dabbling before your committed to using the settings.
So once you've got your colours sorted out and your ranges set up. What can you do with them? Well Dpaint IV has taken the idea of gradient fills and gone berserk. As well as I i_„ ID COTVl«IMMDlMtXI mil I MIX AND MATCH As with the earlier versions of Deluxe Paint, you can create colours by altoring various sliders. In addition to this, there is a Quantel-like mixing panel, where you can scribble blotches of colour over others to create new shades and place them where you want in your palette.
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Hwwml PS Cltnn 1 MTC rHH 0 OITHCR I MN00M RCVWI UNOO 0« LONG RANGE TARGETS To allow the artist to get the maximum effect from the subtle shading possible in HAM mode, a new method of creating ranges has been introduced. Instead of bracketing colours in the colour-mixing section, you can now create up to eight ranges using colours from anywhere in the palette to create colour gradients.
Line Fill Draws «• '.Iraij hl line yradivnt at the s»et direction and aiu le Shape Fill Works as Line Till except for* curving to the edges 0 Circle Fill Fills concentric cincles fror» a set centre point • Contour Fill Fills radiating colours to the shdpe's edges • Highlight Fill Monks out the best hij hlij?ht point ft'oti a given centre MAKING THE GRADIENT You can now create strange shading and shaping effects using a host of now gradient tools. These include line shading, shape filling, concentric cirde-fills, contour effects and highlighting.
By setting a range, you can use any of these modes to create spheres, curves and reflections with ease.
Horizontal and vertical gradient fills, you can create line shading, contour gradients, highlights and concentric circle fills. All these effects are created by taking the filled shape you draw and calculating the positions of the edges. It then uses the current range to create a graduated tint across the surface of the shape.
Right. So you can create smooth ranges and use them for special gradient fills. What else?
Well this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also carry out what are called Process Effects. By selecting an option from the PROCESS menu, you can tint areas with a new colour range, change the hue of on-screen colours or make areas darker or lighter.
Another effect new to Dpaint IV is Transluccncy. This allows you to draw or place brushes over the current picture so that the colours appear to be partially transparent.
HAM SANDWICH The main feature that previous versions of Deluxe Paint lacked was a HAM option.
Dpaint IV features HAM painting and animation, with a range of new tools to make use of 4,096 colours.
One system that regular custom-brush users may find interesting is the fact that you can store two brushes at the same time. By selecting BRUSH - SPARE' from the BRUSH menu, you can put the brush you've just picked up into a temporary ' storage bank.
You can then pick up another brush and use it until you want to use the original again, at which point you just call up BRUSH - SPARE to swap the old brush with the current one and Bob's you're Uncle! It's there ready for you to use again.
Want some more effects? Well how about automatic anti-aliasing for smoother lines and intelligent colour-mixing as you paint for starters. In fact there arc almost more painting effects than you can shake a slick at! The only problem is that the new effects take a lot of processing for the program to work them out.
In HAM mode, carrying out any kind of processing. Perspective or gradient operation takes an age. If you're going to be using Dpaint IV's special tints, fills and effects for professional work, then an accelerator card is almost a necessity. Still, with patience the results yielded from the long waits are usually very impressive.
SEPTEMBER 1991 ANIMATION Painting effects aren't the only thing that have been added, revised and updated on Dpaint IV.
The animation section has also undergone a fair amount of improvement.
Animpainting (a system of automatically flipping frames of an animation as you paint) has naturally been earned over from Dpaint
III. But whereas the original version only carried animpainting
for animated brushes.
Dpaint IV gives you the ability to carry this out by simply holding down the Alt key as you draw . Using this method, you can create linear movements by simply picking up your brush, selecting a dotted line from the straight line options and holding dow n Alt as you draw the line. The program will then automatically flip through the frames pasting the image on each screen as it goes.
Controlling animations is a much easier process too. Instead of only having play, frame edit and so forth available as key presses or a pull-dow n menu item, you can now call up an Continued Overleaf animation control panel. This contains all the frame-editing and action functions, including controls for a new feature that cartoon animators will find invaluable - a light-table or 'onion-skin' effect.
The light-table shows other animation frames behind the one you are working on.
Allowing you to gel movements in your clips smooth and precise. By clicking on various options, you can view the previous one or two frames, the scratch page behind the current screen, or make the alternate image dimmer so you can see exactly what's going on.
Most of the functions arc similar to those found in Dpaint III apart from a few refinements to make animation operations more fluid. For a start, a new method of intelligent' cursor control has been incorporated in the move requester for a start. This means that once you've entered a value in one of the distance or angle windows, pressing return automatically moves you on to the next window. Much simpler and much appreciated!
A MASTERPIECE OR A DAUB?
Seeing as Dpaint III was such a massive success and widely acclaimed product. Am attempt to update or improve it is bound to have 40 live up to some high expectations and a substantial amount of excitement. When the news of Deluxe Paint IV hit the streets, with its promises of improved colour handling, increased animation power and ability to tackle any mode including the mighty HAM beast, a fair few Amiga artists wet themselves with glee. So now that the full product has arrived, can it hope to match up to the lofty hopes of Dpaint III fans?
SEPTEMBER 1991 Well, there arc a few niggling details. Even though the ability to use Dpainl's superb interface with HAM mode, the fact that all the options work so slowly is pretty frustrating. To render a large area with a gradient fill can take anything up to a few minutes!
One of Dpaint Ill’s strong features was the stencil. This is also available in its original form on Deluxe Paint IV in most colour modes, but the HAM stencil system has been totally changed. The new system isn't explained too well in the manual, and it gels extremely confusing at times. There is a way around this though which saves the day.
Instead of using a colour mask to create the it As well as retaining the animation and movement systems employed in Deluxe Paint III, IV also contains some new effects. One fea- ture which is a completely new method of creating Dpaint Animbrushes is the 'Metamorphosis' option.
The function is similar to the 'Tweening' system used by professional computer animation systems, where one shape seems to mutate, becoming something totally different.
Instead of only being able to use a single custom brush (as in Deluxe Paint III), you can store a 'spare' brush to use later on. When you select METAMORPH from the menu, Dpaint IV looks at the spare brush and the current brush and calculates a series of inbetween frames to create a metamorphosis effect (obvious really from the name).
All you have to do is pick up the picture you want as the start point as a brush and place it in the spare slot, pick up the picture you want to end at as a brush and select METAMORPHOSIS from the SPARE section of the brush menu. The program will ask you how many frames you want the mutation to run over and then automatically work out the inbetween changes.
Once the program has finished the calculations, you will have an animbrush set to the length you want which features the 'tweening' effect. Now you can animate it as a normal Animbrush in your own fullblown animation sequences.
Video Post Dpaint IV comes with some useful utilities, so that you can make the most of your creations.
R Slides handflarh.br in Utilities-Deno In the past. In order to put animations onto your owin stand-alone disks you had to either do some pretty hefty coding or splash out on another animator program.
Deluxe Paint IV has done away with the need to use any other editing system by Including a couple of utilities from the highly successful Deluxe Video III in the package. By loading the Instant Slideshow editor from the utility disk, you can assemble pictures and animations into a sequence, along with Information about how to move from one animation to another. All you have to do is specify SjSfcf&s gradient effects, such as mottled backgrounds By using the gradient fills, you can create a range of New complex HAM artwork can be easfty moved around effects, such as mottled backgrounds and
aretuRk surfaces. To create superb anematian sequence!.
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illustrate Ihe Video Ployer utility, the disk contains this
strange clip. The sequence is mode up o(
o series of short animations, which are loaded from disk in the
correct sequence to create an entire cartoon.
BOTTOM RIGHT: One of Dpalnt IV's programmers juggles with the complexities of coding HAM mode options (all right! That's enough crap HAM gags - Ed).
BELOW: The Instant Slideshow creator, which allows you to run pictures and animation in sequence, so that you can create free-standing demas for yourself.
SEPTEMBER 1991 the tile names of the artwork you want to use and place them in a cue-list' to arrange them In the required order. You can then set the first and last parts to be displayed, the loop position and whether to wait for a button press or a delay before moving on to the next clip. Clicking on MAKE VIDEO will then save the list along with any other information to any specified disk. All you have to do now is copy the pictures and animations to a blank disk along with the Video Player tool and the Video list, make the disk bootable and call up the animation from the Startup-Sequence.
There you have it! Your very own cartoon film on a stand-alone disk! Now you can take it around your mates and impress them.
Stencil, you can actually paint your stencil on screen by hand. This means that you can mask out exactly the area you want no matter what colour it is. Thank goodness for that I Another quibble is the fact that the extremely useful blend function (which I tended to use for a whole host of effects in Dpaini Ilf) has become almost unusable.
Instead of creating a smooth blend between colours as you draw, the program takes a while to calculate the required effect, resulting in a strange and particularly non-smooth result.
These few quirks aside, what's the program like to use? Well, putting it simply. Deluxe Paint IV is one hell of a programl Everything that was good about Dpaini III has been earned over along w ith a whole host of additions and improvements. The new functions are a joy to use. And the ability to use Dpaini in HAM mode is a dream come true.
The new paint functions, such as the improved colour fills and the impressive new process effects, yield extremely impressive results. By using your imagination and plenty of patience, you will soon be able to create superb pictures with little effort. Couple these functions with the most friendly animation editing system available and you'll be creating excellent cartoons in no time. In fact if you're at all interested in producing Amiga graphics, get Deluxe Paint IV immediately! O SPEED • • • In normal screen modes the effects are speedy enough, but HAM operations take a long time.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Extensive, bul such a complex program needs a lot of explaining, sometimes skates over stuff.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Users of Dpalnt III will have no problem adjusting and new users will quickly get going.
FEATURES • • • • • The program contains everything that made Its predecessor such a hit and much more.
VALUE • • • • • A tad expensive, but old users can get a discount and It IS the best art program after all!
_ SOLI) 92% Deluxe Paint IV This futuristic Terminolor-style animation consists of voti- oas sections posted together and animated in Dpaini IV.
Getting to grips with Deluxe Paint IV Are you ready to try it out for yourself? Check out the loading instructions on Page 17, then get in the mood by applying some Van Gogh Vanishing Cream' to your ear or donning the end of a mop from the Addis 'Andy Warhol' range of cleaning products. Now prepare to follow Maff Evans on a step-by-step tour of the program... Othe first screen you get is the mode screen, where you choose what graphics mode you want to work in. Click on the HAM button then hit OK to finish loading. Select red from the palette to paint with and select Filled Rectangle (Filled
shapes are selected by clicking in the bottom right-hand corner of their icon). Hold down the Shift key to keep the shape square and drag out a block about an inch square. Select white from the palette and draw a square right next to the red one. Repeat this underneath the first two squares to create a four-by-four chess-board effect.
Press F10 to recall the menu bar and select PROCESS » TINT from the EFFECTS menu. Hold one of the Alt keys down and press P to switch the Process mode on. Select Filled Rectangle with the right button to call up the fill options once again and click on SOLID. Click on OK to exit the window. Pick the first blue in the palette and press F10 to remove the menu bar. Draw a block over the rather gaudy sky and wait patiently for it to turn a nice tasteful mottled blue.
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::C3 rvi -W w_ mmk -j W * ¦ ¦ O Press F10 to bring up the tools and select Brush Pickup. Pick up a reasonably-sized area from the middle of the screen and press J to swap screens. Click on CLR to clear the screen and press Alt and P to turn off Process mode. Select Filled Circle with the right-hand mouse button, click on WRAP then hit OK. Now draw a circle about the same size as the brush you picked up. The program should now draw your brush wrapped onto a sphere.
Getting into HAM animation Now that Deluxe Paint supports HAM mode, you can even create animations using the full 4000-and-more colour palette.
Again, to get a real hands-on feel for how it all works, follow this simple step-by-step practice sesh... O First of all, we need to force the program to give us a grey gradient. To do this, load up the program as normal and hit OK to access 32 colour mode. Once the program has finished loading, go to SCREEN FORMAT in the PICTURE menu and click on HAM and OK. The computer will now adjust the colours, giving you a grey-scale gradient to use.
Select Filled Circle with the right button, click on CON and hit OK. Now draw a circle about two inches across. When the circle appears, move the end of the line that appears to the top left quarter of the circle and press the left button.
(5 TRYING OUT DPAINT IV O Select Brush Pickup and move to the top left-hand corner of the squares. Hold down the Shift key and drag the box so that it just picks up the four squares. Press J to swap screens, then go to the menu bar and select PERSPECTIVE DO from the EFFECTS menu. Move the brush to the centre of the screen, then press 7 on the keypad to the right of the keyboard until the first angle on the menu bar reads -75 degrees. Next select PERSPECTIVE FILLSCREEN from the EFFECTS menu and... er... wait.
Othe top section of the ground looks rather messy, so you'll have to get rid of it. Select filled rectangle again and press F10 to get rid of the menu bar and tools. Draw a block using the right mouse button, starting above the horizon and dragging down to the opposite side of the screen until you've cut out all the messy distant squares. Press F10 to bring back the tools and select Fill with the right button. Click on the button with the up and down arrows then click OK. Press F10 again and click on the black area at the top of the screen to fill it in.
O Press J to swap screens and select Filled Ellipse. Move to near the bottom of the screen, about two thirds of the way across, and use the right-hand mouse button to draw a black ellipse that horizontally reaches the middle of the screen. Press the right button to stamp it down and press J to get back to the spare page. Pick up the circle as a brush and swap screens again. Now stamp it down in the middle of the screen so that the bottom of the circle is over the point of the ellipse.
©Select PROCESS VALUE from the EFFECTS menu and press Alt-P.
Pick the thickest round brush and the first grey in the palette and draw an Empty Circle just inside the edge of the wrapped brush you just stamped down. Pick the second thinnest brush and a darker grey.
SEPTEMBER 1991 Draw a circle just over the previous circle. For the final touch pick white, select Filled Circle with the right mouse button, click on SOLID and OK. Then press Alt-P to turn Process off. Draw the two highlight circles and you're done!
Select Filled Rectangle with the right button, then click on SOLID and hit OK. Select red as your colour from the palette and draw a rectangle about half an inch wide and the height of the circle.
Pick up this rectangle as a brush and hit Z on the keyboard to rotate it 90 degrees. Place it over the middle of the first rectangle and stamp it down to form a plus- type shape. Now pick this shape up as a brush. Select PROCESS » TINT from the effects menu and press Alt and P to turn Process mode on.
O Line the brush up so that it Is exactly over the circle and stamp the brush down. After a short wait, the program will tint the areas under the brush red, so that you have a picture of a ball with red stripes. Select Brush Pickup and pick up the ball. Be careful to get the brush size to just capture the edges of the ball, otherwise the animation will adopt a strange wobble. Press Alt and P to turn process mode off and hit J to swap screens.
Go to FRAMES » SET in the ANIM menu and enter the value as ten frames, then hit OK. Once the frames have been created move your brush so that It just fits on the left of the screen about haHway up and stamp it down. Select MOVE from the ANIM menu to call up the Movement Requester. Enter the X distance as 230 and the Z angle as 360, then hit DRAW. Once the frames have finished rendering (it takes a while, so be patient) press 6 on the keyboard to see your bouncy rolling ball in action!
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Tel 081 330 7166 Fax 081330 2089 Ever listen to some really good game music and wonder how it was created? Ever heard something really average and thought "I could do better than that"?
Now's your chance to learn the secrets and try it yourself. As Damien Noonan persuades top pop star programmers The Bitmaps to spill the beans... THIS MIGHT SOUND like a nghl old pile of pigeon droppings lo you. But I reckon Ihc lop games programmers are artisls. Thai's nghl. Artists. Why? Well, if you think about the kind of skill, inspiration and humour that's gone into the graphics, the animation and the gomeplav of something like Lemmings or The secret of Monkey Island, you're up there with the best cartoonists and film-makers. Hell, there ought to be Amiga games Oscars!
If there's one field of game-making that's particularly open to an injection of artistic talent. It's the music. Yet music often gets left .Hit of the limelight nowadays. In a sense this i' quite right and proper, because you decide
* hat games to buy according to how well they piay. Not how giHxl
they sound. But why do people buy games with great graphics and
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add an awful lot to a game. The best music is appropriate to
the type of game, adding atmosphere and intensity, making a
shoot-cm-up hectic, a psatform game jolly and an adventure dark
and TS'tenou'. And music can also give clues to Making Music
with the Bitmaps SEPTEMBER 1991 the player about what to
expect, actually enhancing the gameplay: such as the ominous
chords that sound as you finally approach the tender mercies of
the end-of-level guardian.
But above all. If you don't keep an ear out for the latest in game music, you're missing out on the work of a talented bunch of people who arc showing off the ama ing Amiga's abilities. Let's find out how they do it... Tilt Bitmap Brothers have always been known as the pop star programmers', perhaps because they insist on wearing sunglasses every time someone points a camera at them.
But there's two very good reasons why they have now earned the title that was once a friendly jibe and can wear it with pride.
First reason, their soundtracks. Thanks to a unique tie-in with record label Rhythm King, each game The Bitmaps have released on their independent label Renegade has featured a music track adapted from a song by a top band. It all started with the Bomb the Bass soundtrack for Xenon 2. And if you think it will end with the Betty Boo track that accompanies Manic Pockefs. You're wrong.
Second reason, their attitude. The Renegade label was set up to give the people who create the games full credit - as artists - for what they do. In much the same way a band gets the credit for their music or the actors and director get the credit for their film. Which naturally kinda commits them to doing something pretty darned good and using only the best people in every aspect of their development work, including the music.
So w ho better to get to explain the ins and outs of creating game music than the man w ho created the Renegade sound, the man behind w hat is w idely accepted to be some of the best in-game music ever made, the man who put Nation 12 into Speedhtill 2 and Betty Boo into Magic Pockets.
Richard Joseph is a professional musician who just happened to find his way into the computer games scene in the dayd when the Commodore M was a pretty cool machine, and has since cam! A reputation as one of the best. He doesn't just work with the Bitmaps - you'll have heard his wild banjo music on Hillbilly Moonshine Racers for Millennium, his atmospheric reworking of Jupiter from Holst's Planet Suite on Mega-lo-Mania, and you will soon hear his mediaeval pipes and lutes putting you in the mood for Millennium's Robin Hi"i l lilm conversion from.
But when he's working with the Bitmaps on a soundtrack like the Mayie Pockets one.
Featuring a famous chart song. Richard has a distinct advantage. He is given access to the Megablast (On Precinct 13) was the soundtrack for Mirrorsoft's Xenon 2, produced by The Bitmap Brothers and programmed by The Assembly Line.
Tim Simenon of the band actually went back into the studio to recors a special remix of the track for the CDTV version of the game, where naturally it is on full hi-fi quality audio.
SNAP This German club music band have their studio in the same building as Demonware, so it was natural for their rap-dance songs The Power and Oops Up! To be plugged into the games of the same name.
Original studio tapes of the song he's converting and sometimes even the samples themselves. "For the Betty Boo thing I have the studio 24-track on DAT (compact digital tape, if you haven't heard of it before) with all the samples separately." He has. And he's brought it along to play to us.
It's quite weird hearing a liny snatch of piano, a James Brown sample or a ten-second hurst of Betty Boo singing unaccompanied and knowing that these are the pieces from which that Betty Boo song you've heard on the radio was made up. But that’s the way it's done: and that's exactly the way you do it on the Amiga, too. The Amiga has the ama ing ability to work with samples, slices of music or noise stored as digital information in the computer.
This ability puts it up there with the latest in music technology, and lets you use the techniques that made Acid House and many other modem styles possible.
“It s quite ama ing what you hear on the studio tapes sometimes." Says Richard. "Very often there's lots of things in there you never normally hear on the record." Sometimes Richard is even luckier than having the studio tapes: when he's working with Simon Richards from Nation 12. As he did on the Coils soundtrack, he actually gets the guy's original samples on disk. They're all done on a Macintosh and can just be transferred straight across to the Amiga as computer data.
But with the Betty Boo tape, the next step Richard has to take is to get the samples from the tape onto the Amiga... 32 How to play Magic Pockets SEPTEMBER 1991 The demo of Renegades latest game is there on the Coverdisk for you to play... but first, you might like a little advice from Trenton Webb to help you speed through the game.
The Bitmap Kid has the most Incredible. Tardls-like Magic Pockets. They are so massive, he's managed to lose his bike In them. Now. He's going In hlmsell to get it back. The problem is that his pockets aren't tilled with the usual small boy kit - sweets, string and (luff - but a huge maze crammed with monsters.
The young Bitmap walks and jumps round his Pocket domain, throwing whirlwinds to catch or kill the nasties, and when he wins through to his bike, he must cycle to the Pocket's exit. He has four lives and as much time as he wants: but the aim is not just to reclaim his wheels, but to get a high score. In a world where an Impressive toy-car collection no longer gains kiddie credibility, high scores are important... I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE! NOW!
• The arrow shows the direction ot the bike so follow It. But not
too rigidly.
• When bonus sweets pop out of a cloud they bounce, but you can't
pick them up until they've stopped.
• You can kill enemies with shots that go off screen. Listen for
the crunching!
• You can jump through platforms, but as BK leaps in a high arc
this means an accidental jump can sometimes cause him to
contact a beast above him.
• Auto-fire makes the game unplayable, because whirlwinds can't
be built up.
• If all else falls watch the demo all the way through and take
notesl CHILD CONTROL This is how the Bitmap Kid walks, jumps
and does his thang... Pushing left or right, without pressing
fire, gets the Bitmap Kid wolking. To jump, press the stick
diagonally upwards. To leap vertically, press the joystick
straight up.
To initiate a twister press and hold fire. Then, lean the joystick in one of the six directions shown and it will be launched, killing or trapping the first creature it hits. If no monster is hit, the whirlwind will bounce around for a few seconds and then dissipate.
There ore three different power twisters on offer: the longer fire is held, the more pokey the whirlwind. The power is shown by the size of the kid's pocket ond the hand in the lower-right corner.
Large whirlwinds have two uses: jumping ond trapping. To use one for jumping, hurl a large whirlwind diagonally down at the floor. Wolk into the cloud while it's still spinning ond pull down. The Bit Kid will then spin off into the sky. His direction is roughly controllable with the joystick. If be hits anything while spinning he'l kill it, bat take core using this technique os the spin con stop suddenly, leaving him vulnerable. Practice this as it is vital.
Beasts can be turned into bonus sweets if they are caught. Hurl a large whirlwind so it lands on any creature that's currently touching the floor. The whirlwind will then surround the creature. Quickly run up and step into the cloud to kill the monster ond create a bonus set of sweets. Let them land ond scoop 'em up for extra points. If the cloud isn't borst, it simply disappears after a few seconds killing the monster.
Samples are the key to the way Richard's game soundtracks are made. From the 24-track Betts Boo tape he samples the samples into the Amiga using the Future-sound sampling hardware and AudioMaster II software. Then, with the samples lined up and ready to go. All he has to do is put them together into a song.
Which is not as easy as it sounds.
This is done using a PI) tracker program of Mime kind: Richard uses SoundTrackrr.
niseTracker and SlarTrekker. Depending on which is easiest for the particular things he wants to do. From here on in it's nine tenths perspiration and one tenth inspiration getting the song composed. The first of these is a little tricky to get hold of. Hut the others you can buy from any good PI) library. But you don't need to. Because we've given you ni eTrticker on this month's Covcrdisk.
"The biggest problem is the length and the pitch of the samples” says Richard. If you want to make a sample shorter, it usually goes up in pitch. You need all the samples to be in the same key for the song, as well as being the right length It's a tricky process, but Richard uses the Audiomastcr II software to edit the
- ainples until they're all in the key he needs and the right
lengths. Once again, you don't need to do this tricky part of
the process: because for our Covcrdisk demo. Richard has
prepared all the samples for you.
I he game soundtrack that Richard develops trom the Betty Boo song isn’t just a slavish miitaion of the original record: it is actually a NATION 1 2 Featuring Ultravox founder John Foxx and one-time Fall member Simon Richards, Nation 1 2 have yet to release their first album, but they're well keen on the computer connection and have already contributed three tracks off the album to Renegade games: Into the Wonderful for Gods, Brutal Deluxe in Speedball 2 and an as yet un-named track for the latest Renegade project. The Chaos Engine.
BETTY BOO The spacy mistress of rap pop is another Rhythm King artist. She's now off making it big Stateside, but her first hit single 'Doin the Do' has been turned into the soundtrack on Magic Pockets.
This bouncy little song fits the fun feel of the game nicely and will no doubt work well.
Remix and intended to be different. Although the song has been carefully chosen to he appropriate for the game - the upbeat Boo for Puckett. As opposed to the more sombre and thoughtful Nation 12 track on Gods - the Amiga remix has to be tweaked for maximum in-game feel. And there will be several distinctly different versions to play along with various bits of the game. The idea is to make- new tunes which are appropriate to the game as a whole and. More specifically, to various bits of the game: the intro music might be quite different from the hit that plays between levels, for instance.
When Richard is happy with each piece, it's ready to he sent to the programmers who will put it in the game. Richard saves it as a module, but w hen the programmers get it they have to take all the samples out of the module and effectively rewrite the tune again, with their player system calling the right bits at the right lime. This stage involves much writing of copious notes and drawing of rather bizarre diagrams, as well as constant contact between the games guys and the musician. And then, with luck and skill, it's all ready!
It's a hit mad if you think about it. Betty Boo makes a song up in the studio from lots of different samples. Richard gets it broken back down into samples and then samples the studio samples onto the Amiga, then makes up the samples into a song again. Then he saves the song out as a module and the programmers just break it back down into samples... 33 MOUNTAIN BIKING, OK!
SEPTEMBER 1991 E3 in ZOO S THAT?
FROGGERS - These stripey swines are quite tough and use their exceptionally long tongues to kill.
SUMERS - Little lumps of green stuff, they're real wimps. Two hits with a small twister is enough.
BATTERS - Tough flying beasts that make using the bubble gum bonus very dodgy indeed. Beware the batter beasts, my son!
ROCKERS - These are smart and will follow fleeing kids. They throw rocks and have a fair range.
BUBBLE BOBBLE!
Chewing gum may irritate some, but it's a life- saver for the Kid. When he finds the gum machine he must stand behind it and pull down on the joystick. This causes a bubble to be blown.
Now the kid floats upwards, his direction can be controlled using the joystick. NB There are a large number of aerial nasties here, and the Kid can't fire, so dodge the batters!
HIDERS - These guys are invulnerable when they hide in their shells.
If you stand next to one, though, it just cowers. Watch It peek out!
WOTS ON THE BOX?
Pulling down on the joystick to use the TV scans the surrounding area and shows you where the beasts and routes are. To get back to the game, press fire or pull down. All Items found lying around used by pulling down on the joystick. Some, like the bag of nails, work repeatedly: others are 'one shot' only.
IF YOU WANT TO GET AHEAD... ...Get a hat! This is the laser helmet, and once you've put it on
- by pulling down - pressing fire launches laser beams. It shoots
through walls and lasts until you take it off (pull down).
SWEET LITTLE THING The bonuses are awarded for specific moves, so different tactics yield different rewards. All the bonuses are sweets or treats the Bitmap Kid wants. The more exotic or expensive the better.
Working out how to gain certain Items is an essential pari of a good high score.
AMIGA IN ROCK STAR SHOCK 1 We've recently discovered that the Godfather of Goth, Sisters of Mercy supremo Andrew Eldritch, is an AMIGA fon. Apparently he uses it mostly for ploying games. Can we get him to do the music for Terminator 2?
PHIL WILCOX Design for The Chaos Engine.
SEAN GRIFFITHS Programming and Design for Magic Pockets.
STEVE TALL Programming and Design for Gods.
4 STEVE CARGILL Programming for The Chaos Engine.
TOM WATSON Managing Director, Renegade.
MIKE MONTGOMERY Technical Director.
SEPTEMBER 1991 CADAVER (ImageWorks) Coverdisk game. Issue 13 A strange original composition to accompany the last Bitmap Brothers game before Renegade.
MOONSHINE RACERS (Millennium) Coverdisk game. Issue 21 Appropriately crazed down-home country banjo music, created with banjo samples from the Cajun weirdies who kill the city dudes in the cult film Deliverance.
Still, before you go crazy, the important bit as far as we're concerned is taking the Amiga samples and making them into an Amiga song.
That's ihe bit al which Richard excels, that's the bit which is the core of the game musician's an and that's the bil which you should concentrate on if you'd like to be a game musician yourself It's also the most enjoyable pari of the process! And the best way to learn how to do it is to try it yourself, so we've given you all the stuff that you w ill need.
On the Coverdisk you'll find a full set of samples put together by Richard along w ith a copy of the NttisvTracker program that you'll need to create a song w ith them. The samples that Richard has prepared are actually from a soundtrack he created for a custom car video, so watch out for it. Richard's even edited the samples so they're all the right length and put in a backing track lo give you the beat: all you have to do is make a song. Turn over Ihe page now and gel on wilh il! O And the invisible Mark Coleman, Graphic Design for Gods and Magic Pockets.
And Steve Kelly. Programming Director.
A Richard Joseph Coverdiskography You might not realise it. But master musician Richard Joseph's compositions have featured on many an Amiga Format Coverdisk demo game. Here's a list of just some... So how many flippin' Bitmaps are there anyway?
Every time Renegade announces a new Bitmap Brothers production, there's a lot of talk of who's working on It. And every time there seems to be another Bitmap on board. If you're getting a little confused about who does what, you need the Amiga Format complete guide to Bitmap spotting... MEGA-LO-MANIA (ImageWorks) Coverdisk game, Issue 25 The full soundtrack is an appropriately threatening version of Jupiter, from The Planets by Gustav Holst.
MAGIC POCKETS (Renegade) Coverdisk game, Issue 26!
There's only a tiny snatch when you finish the level, but the full intro will be a remix of Betty Boo s hit.
GODS (Renegade) Coverdisk game.
Issue 22 A weird, atmospheric and surprisingly catchy tune from the song Into the Wonderful by Nation 12.
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Machine support Written specifically lot the Amiga Fully supports WBV 1.3 and V’ 00 Supports all medium or high resolution modes (mono and colour) Requires I MB at memory Digita International Ltd Black Horse House Exmouth EX8 1JL ENGLAND Tel: 0395 270273 Fax: 0395 268893 THE THEORY Rather than just playing one very long sample (which would take up tar too much space in memory and on disk), NoiseTracker lets you build up music by arranging small samples Into patterns. Then you can arrange the patterns into the lull song.
When you first load NoiseTracker, the tour columns ot numbers represent the tour sound channels ot your computer. All the columns are tilled with zeroes, because the program starts up blank every time. Every pattern has 64 spaces tor notes to be entered GOING TO DISKOPS This is the first screen you'll see once you've loaded NoiseTracker. For the moment, just click on the DiskOps button using the left mouse button.
TO GET STARTED, just follow through the instructions on these pages. If you have any problems, these little hints might help... If you find a sample is too low in tone, hit the F2 key. This should raise it up a bit Similarly. FI brings the note down in lone.
If the mouse pointer goes purple, then you have accidently pressed the right button to edit some text (a file name. Say). Press the left mouse button or Return to get hack to normal.
When mixing (he supplied samples, it s easiest to start with adding a Scratch sample.
Just play about with it (don't bother recording) until you gel a reasonable set ot scratches.
Then record them. Then try the Pop. Which is a tiny bit trickier. The drums come next - there's a Snare and Bassdrum in there.
The hardest part to NoiseTracker is understanding the commands. This involves typing a number or letter immedictly to the right of the music note. To break to the next pattern, for example, you would have to pul a I) towards the end of the pattern - sec the example commands. Don't forget to adjust the length "1 the song by one. Otherwise you won't hear the two patterns in succession.
Have fun and take your time. Thanks to the PD programmers who have worked on the software, for no financial reward itoo many to name here, but you know who you arc).
Finally, thanks to Richard Joseph and Tom Watson of Renegade software for providing the example on disk - it's from the music setup as used by the Bitmap Brothers, you know!
S SONG: Save Song.
Once you've created a masterpiece, you'll probably want to save it onto floppy disk.
D SONG: Delete Song. Wipes a song file from a disk. Use with carel L Song: load Song.
Loads any NoiseTracker or SaundTracker song into the program, but you won't have any yet.
CO m 3 ¦o MIXTHIS: Name of the module. It w* o« EXIT: Once you have loaded the MixThis LOADING THE MODULE When you click on DiskOps, the top-right part of the screen changes and buttons tor the various disk operations appear. Time to load a song! Just click on L Module, then on MixThls (which will appear). Then click on Exit.
L MODULE: Load Module. Click on this first! You will see the name Mixthls appear. Click on the name, the module will load.
S MODULE: Save Module. Out to floppy disk, naturally.
D MODULE: Delete Module. Use with Corel Now that you know the basic idea, have a go yourself! When you've loaded up the NoiseTracker program from the Coverdisk, you're all ready to take the samples that Renegade have provided and make a tune.
Pat McDonald shows the way... Doing the Do Yourself L SAMPLE: Load sample.
NoiseTracker can load both IFF samples ond raw binary samples.
S SAMPLE: Save sample.
Not a lot of point, unless you're taking aport someone else's song to nick the samples. The currently selected sample is saved.
D SAMPLE: Delete sample.
Again, be carefull DO IT'S POPULAR!
There are two main strengths to NoiseTracker (or SoundTracker. Or ProTracker.
Or StarTracker - there are many variations). The first is that it s easy to learn how to use the program |ust by playing around with it. Musicians tend to like simple, uncluttered systems that let them jam until they find the song.
Another point is that It s (airly easy for a competent machine code programmer to incorparate NoiseTracker modules into programs. This is why the program Is used by many protesslonal games software houses - they just hand the program to a musician, wait until some decent music is produced, and then slap It Into the game. The same goes tenfold for PD machine code wizards.
IT'S UNPOPULAR!
NoiseTracker gives you very few hints as to how to do things. It's one of those programs you either like or dislike - certainly it's proved its usefulness many times over, but quite frankly it’s not everyone's cup of tea. It doesn't like hard drive systems or living on a disk that Isn't called ST-00, and It uses hexadecimal numbers for just about everything.
Another very important point is that It only works properly on A500s. It loads and runs on A2000s A1500s, but the keyboard doesn't work, which renders the program useless. The joys of PD... Still, at least it’s cheap and widely available and used, so it does have some things going for It.
Od making music PLAYING WITH SOUND The main NoiseTracker screen changes again after you have exited DiskOps - the Spectrum Analyzer appears. The musical notes on NoiseTracker are played a bit like a musical keyboard, but on the Amiga's keys. The keys Z through M play the lower notes (with sharps above and to the right) and Q through P play the higher notes, again with sharps. Play about with these keys - the Huh’ sample that loads up first you can play it at different tones and speeds.
UP DOWN ARROWS: Click on these to chonge the selections.
PATTERN: This is the current pattern for playbock and editing.
POSITION: NolteTrocker'i current start playback.
LENGTH: Change the length if you create extra patterns.
PRESET: The preset sample list requires you to configure NoiteTroiker using machine code.
Don't bother with it.
SAMPLE: The current sample you are ploying. This should start off as Huh, but there are others lo listen to. Click on the up and down buttons to hear them all.
VOLUME: Click here to adjust how loud the sample will play (maximum of 40).
LENGTH: The length of o sample.
Adjusting the length can create some interesting variations.
REPEAT: How many times the sample loops.
REPLEN: Erm... Your guess is as good as ours!
SONGNAME: The name of the track you ore working on is displayed here.
SAMPLENAME: Check here for the name of the sample you are currently using.
00: This is the pattern number. It's handy to know which patterns you are editing.
DISK STATUS: If there's a problem with your floppy disk drive, it will be displayed here.
TUNE: How much memory does your music take up? Check here!
FREEMEM: How much memory have you got to play with? This is where to look.
VOI1, 2, 3, 4: By clicking on these buttons you can stop any sound from being played on any sound channel.
PLST: Preset list. Don't worry about ill PLAY: Listen to the whole song by clicking here. Note that the Pattern, Position and length govern what is played. Select it now - the backing track by Richard Joseph will play.
STOP: Stop ploying the music by clicking here.
PATTERN: Play the current pattern only.
CLEAR: Wipe NoiseTrorker clean by clicking this button. It's the way to start again if yoa've messed the whole song up.
EDIT: Don't play around with this yeti It's used to manually set notes in a pattern. You have to do this sometimes, just to tidy it up.
USE PSET: Not supported, leave it.
RECORD: Rather than editing your by hand, you con ploy the keyboard live stroight into a track.
DISK OPS: You olreody know what this one does, because you've used itl SPECTRUM ANALYZER: Gimmicky but cute, this will show you graphically the tone of the sample you're playing.
COMMANDS You may notice that there are some numbers after the sample note. These trigger NoiseTracker to do something to the note, apart from playing it neat. To alter them, use the cursor keys while the program is In edit mode (the cursor is blue).
To deactivate the command, you have to enter a zero (0) Into the command space. Here's a list of the available commands. Note that all the numbers are hexadecimal: that Is, you can specify numbers from 10 to 15 by using the letters A to F: SEPTEMBER 1991
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bar) to fine-tune your creations. This allows you to move up
and down the column of numbers with the cursor keys, ond across
them as well. Use the Delete (Del) key to blank unwanted
samples, and piay the note to enter it. Simple. Press the left
mouse button (or the Space bar again) to exit Edit mode - when
you're editing, the mouse pointer goes blue.
0 ARPEGGIO - 0 ? Second halfnote-add ? Third halfnote-add This command will produce a one-channel chord.
C-3 00037 produces a minor-chord C-3 00047 produces a major-chord 1 PORTAMENTO UP - 1 + portamentospeed This slides the pitch up.
C-3 00103 1 is the command. 3 is the speed.
2 PORTAMENTO DOWN - 2 + portamentospeed This command slides the pitch down.
C-3 00203 2 Is the command, 3 Is the speed.
3 TONE-PORTAMENTO - destlnatlon-note + 3 + speed This will automatically slide from the old note to the new. To keep on sliding, just select the command 3.
C-3 00305 C-3 is the note to slide to, 3 the command and 5 the speed.
4 VIBRATO - 4 + vibratospeed + vibratoslze Make the sound oscillate (bounce up and down) C-3 00481 4 is the command. 8 is the speed ot the vibrato and 1 is the size of the vibrato.
D PATTERN-BREAK - D ? Nothing This will end your pattern and go on with the next one.
C-3 OODOO D is the command, all others are a waste.
A VOLUME-SUDE - A + upslidespeed ?
Downslldespeed Adjust volume up or down gradually C-3 00A05 5 is the speed to turn down the volume C-3 OOA40 4 Is the speed to slide It up.
B POSITION-JUMP - B + song-positlon to continue at Jump to a different position in the song. Mostly used for restarting the song.
C-3 00B01 1 is the place to restart the song at. This command will also perform a pattern-break.
C SET VOLUME - C + new volume Sets the current volume to your own selected. The highest volume is 40. All volumes are represented In hexadecimal.
C-3 0OC10 C is the command, 10 is the volume.
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Request for further information at protar Ltd. • Park House • Greenhill Crescent Watford Business Park • Watford Herts WD1 8QU Tel. 092 354 133 24 23 07 • Fax 092 321 20 46 Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. PREVIEWS Coming Looking for the shape of gameplay to come, Trenton Webb drives a Ferrari, beats up the odd ninja and even goes in for a bit of fondling.
Attractions Short stuff I- 43 SEPTEMBER 1991 the English Channel, ride a Yamaha Grand Prix bike through France and take a turbopowered boat to cross the Med. A strong mix of race ideas. Outrun Europa should have a real edge over one-vehicle racers.
Double Dragon 3 The Rosetta Stone Publisher Storm Release To Be Announced li was an excellent arcade machine, but the game has a tarnished reputation on the Amiga after a couple of poor conversions. This should change for the better w ith the third conversion in the series: the graphics are sharper and so is the gameplay. Power-up extra moves can be bought to help slap down more troublesome foes, there's a puzzle element and a choice of characters to play
* hen you use a 'credit'. The Amiga needs a new hcat-em-up champ,
and this could be it.
The tamous Out Run Ferrari gets a bit of rest this time around: the faithful red speedster is just one of :he wavs you avoid a continental criminal conspiracy w ho are out to capture you. As well as the Ferrari F40 or a Porsche 911, you get the chance to race a high-powered jet ski over Outrun Europa Publisher US Cold Release Late September Normally software houses light tooth and nail to get the latest, newest and most costly movies - but Gremlin have to be different. They've just signed the licence to a movie that’s universally agreed to be the worst ever made. Plan ') from Outer Space.
Fortunately it has far more going for it as a game than it did as a film, because the programming team in charge of the conversion is the excellent Pixel Productions (who used to work with C inemawarc) To them falls the task of 'shooting' and squeezing over 50 digitised scenes from the movie into the game. Horrendous alien invaders should be landing early next year.
Electronic Zoo's controversial Geislui will be sold in a brown paper wrapper marked "Adults Only". Seriously! It's the plot that makes it a bit dodgy: you arc trying to save your girlfriend Eva who has been kidnapped and “during your efforts to save Eva you will take part in a number of frenzied erotic episodes... such as seduce, caress and excite". And these are the more polite ones! Geisha's gameplay is clean enough, though: a series of puzzles and tests of mental agility. No naughties there!
Supplementary game disks are all the rage again. Hera Quest Disk I goes out this month, as does a rather bizarre golfing extra. Filling out the substantial Jack Nicklaus collection comes Clip Art. Which supports Jack's Course Design, allowing you to add extra cacti and ball-vvashers to the course of your dreams.
Oooh! What a lovely cactus! That would look ntco at the 14th tee. Continued overleaf Big Run Publisher Storm Release December January The cynics who reckoned ihat I S Gold's Godfather licence couldn't possibly make a good game may yet be prosed wrong. Delphine. The graphic adventure specialists behind Cruise for a Corpse (sec the review on Page 64). Are to be in charge, giving it a great chance of making the grade.
The ferocity of the Parts Dakar Ralls has already hit the arcades with Jalcco’s Big Him and soon Amiga rally drivers will be piling round this car-destroying course loo. It'll be a toughie to convert, but if Storm can do it there's some cracking winter racing ahead.
Keep death off the roads, drive in the desert!
Thunderjaws Publisher Domark Release Late Summer 1991 This is a mix of arcade blasting styles, taking the best ideas from the Rolling Thunder genre of horizontally-scrolling, balcony-leaping, enemy-shooting two-player action plus a shoot-em-up sty le swimming section where divers go up against cy ber sharks and worse.
Authentic arcade graphics are promised along with a custom theme to add atmosphere.
Final Blow Publisher Storm Release September Cardiaxx Publisher Electronic Zoo Release Autumn 1991 SEPTEMBER 1991 Robin Hood Publisher Millennium Release October Italian software house Idea has been showing out with a new concept puzzler Clik Cltik. It’s sort of a Crystal Maze meets Pipe Mania, where you have to try to put together the working parts to make a clock, while working against a tricky time limit.
There's a curious plot twist as well - you're building the clocks on famous monuments!
This one is strange enough to work as a test of lateral thinking and mouse speed. Orange clockworks - only less violent!
Alcatraz - Infogrames: two months to go. With good behaviour!
Megaphoenix - Dinamics: Almost ready to fiy.
Arachnophobia - Disney Empire: Still spinning the code Dragon Fighter - Idea: The first bout has now been rescheduled so expect it to come out of its corner fighting in September.
Zone Warrior - Electronic Arts: lias time-warped to late 1991.
Mad TV Rainbow Arts: To be broadcast shortly.
Another additional disk on the w ay will please fans of the hugely good Their Finest Hour from Lucasftlm Entitled Their Finest Missions, it contains 23 new. And incredibly tough, jaunts into the wild blue yonder
- including a delightfully named 'Suicide' mission for the real
pros. If you're still having trouble getting your Spit back to
base, though, don't worry, a proficient pilot for each plane is
also prov ided.
Previews update Fortune favours the brave, and fate has smiled on Rohm Hood with the coincidental release of two major movies. Millennium claim the real-time adventure system Robin Hood uses has been seven years in the making! All the characters have histories and a purpose: so players can roam a totally free environment picking up clues, at the same time as robbing the poor to give to the rich - eh?
Taito's pugilistic arcade game could be a real contender on the Amiga. Usually arcade features get lost in the conversion to computer, but Storm are actually adding two new opponents to this gentlemen's beat-cm-up. Ten fighters are ready to punch you out with a gamut of boxing blows - you just have to stay standing until you find their weak spots!
This puzzler is a race against time to clear a board by identifying matching pairs of tiles and the route between them The gameplay gets more complex as you progress, with the introduction of multiple layers of tiles on the same hoard and a time limit. Simplicity is the basis of any puzzle game and Sarakoit scores there, the only thing that remains to he seen is how Virgin twist this game on the later levels: and that w ill decide its fate.
At last there is a game that will bring
l) efenderst le action into the 1990s. Using texlured metallic
graphics and masses of samples. Instead of piling through a
one-way system shooting all and sundry, you patrol an area -
shooting all and sundry! A cyber feel and Amie-style speech
add extra threat.
Sarakon Publisher Virgin Release September ACTUAL SCREEN SHOWN The original Silent Service was Simulation of the Year around the world in 1986. Now it's back, making World War II submarine combat more exciting than ever. _
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Can Storm's cute coin-op really take the top spot?
O cute it'll make you ill" boasts the press release - which may not sound like a compliment, but it is! What's more it stands every chance of being true!
Ever since they finished SWIV. The Storm crew have been undergoing lessons in being cute, as they try to convert the Jaleco coin-op classic on to the Amiga.
The tale is of everyday fairy folk who are on a mission to save their mom - who went and got herself kidnapped by a passing eagle.
The trail leads them to a tower filled with platforms. Flowers, ladders and monsters. The kids must dart up ladders, to reach the platforms, to collect the flowers and avoid the beasts.
As with all cute heroes Tam and Rit have a special power. In Rodders it is the ability to create a temporary ladder to any platform Tam, half of thf hero team. Is under attach from a potato monster. This will call for some swift footworh and nifty use of the magic rod. If she can catch the beast and bash It s head on the floor then It will turn Into a bonus which will help wipe Its fiendish friends.
Rodland Publisher Storm Release September 1991 SEPTEMBER 1991 Tears of a clown Supporting the gameplay is a strong - tongue- in-cheek - sense of fun. The creatures look humorous, but have a psychotic glint in their eyes. Starfish wibble. Wobble and giggle but throw a mean boomerang. Sharks break down into bouts of tears, but these are tears of the crocodile kind.
Rodland looks set to be Storm's third arcade-stylc smash in a row. Following in the shoes of Si Dragon and SWIV. Its strength can only be judged in depth by serious play, then it w ill be clear if it can live up to its promise and challenge the cute greats of gaming. Could it be Rainbow Islands' days are numbered?
If you look at Storm's previous releases as a guide, their preferred game forms look. Well, vicious. Both St Dragon and SWIV were celebrations of excessive overkill, where you impressed folk with the size of your power-ups. So it seems highly improbable that such dedicated followers of fire-power fashion could trade their ‘super-fast spread fire' roots for cuteness so easily. Storm's previous releases, though, had some truly vicious game tricks under their not-so cuddly exteriors. Maybe there are tricks even a Special Weapons Interdiction Vehicle will have trouble beating!
Over the Rainbow Rodland has that Rainbow Islands feel about it. But not in any derivative sense. Both share the same bright look, but it's in the way they play that binds them together. Both allow their heroes to reach higher further up the screen in order to escape monsters and reach bonuses- Rodland with it-, ladders, Rl with rainbows.
Immediately above or below. On top of this they hav e a magic w and which can catch or kill heaslics. This combination of special pow ers and perils makes for some massively frantic climbing and bashing, when the nasties come cn masse.
How can these people be cute?
More importantly, both games stress standing next to creatures in order to capture them. This enforces good timing and guarantees plenty of credit threatening close calls. Furthermore, to get bonuses you have to manipulate the trapped monster. An act which roots you to the spot for several dangerous seconds.
It is NOT a Rainbow Islands clone though. The similarities arc only those of strong gamcplay. Rodland adds further spice to the mix with its large sprites. They don't just look spectacular but also effectively shrink the playing area. And with less space for you to hide in when the going gets tough, precision is essential.
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(T-, Currently in progress is a game that «iil sei players the challenge of building a dream world 011 a barren alien moon. The ultimate aim is to bring the jualnv of life up by 90 percent, which should prove to be a real, but enjoyable, problem.
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It is totally mouse driven and the aim is to 'ring the logistic challenges of colony creation
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- pice while the strategic side adds depth At the time of going
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It's already clear, though, even on a
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What makes a good god game? Gremlin think they've found the answer in good housing and alien bashing! But is it paradise?
Utopia Publishei Gremlin Release Late September SEPTEMBER 1991 Finance - This leads to one of the major ‘sub-game’ sections. Here you balance the colony budget and can also trade commodities to raise more dosh.
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Have ImageWorks gone mad with Mega-lo-Mania? Is this gaming's new top God or a delusion of grandeur?
Powermongers battle for Supremacy on P. 54
- -' Gunning for Gunship! P.BO udi classic meet: 1 iTcenplay Is
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The reviews arc written by the Amiga Format staffers as well as sea- soned professionals, drawn from Future Publishing's crop of market-leading computer titles. Tills month's reviewers .ire: Trenlon Webb. Maff Evans. Paul Lyons. Frank O'Connor. James Leach.
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White's Sneokei Virgin's Whirlwind get: 15 on the Beaufort Scale Join the cue on P.5J Atomino P.61 ¦ Navy Seals P.62 ¦ Sliders P.68 ¦ Swap P.72 ¦ Cardinal P.77 Challenge Golf P.83 ¦ Spoutro and Charts P.85 First choose your island. Three make up an Epoch and can be played in any order. Then select the number of men you wish to commit to the struggle.
You're given 100 new troops for each Epoch and you have to decide how many and where they'll fight on that island.
Mega-lo On arrival you see the chosen sector with your base tower. To the left of the tower is an open-cast mine, from where your minerals are extracted. At the moment it only yields a few, but it can be improved to give a wider range of resources.
Click on the light- bulb icon in the cluster and you are presented with a list of possible inventions. To invent this shield, click on the picture. When the equation appears, add researchers with the right button. The clock tells you how long it will take to research.
The Creen team are ahead In the mining field. They have a covered mine and an open-cast affair.
These allow mineral extraction and weapons construction. The
• cast mine is less efficient than a mechanised one. But will do
until the Creens rise through tech levels. A covered mine needs
building and this takes manpower away from the main war effort.
Ferocious leader of the Red Army.
She is one nasty lady!
The Blues have advanced a tech level ahead of everyone else. This will make both alliances and attacks more likely as the competitors fight to nullify this advantage. The high tech level will allow them to build much better weapons (if they have minerals) and therefore gain an edge in combat - if they manage to live long enough to use it!
Two faced and very sly.
Caesar is the leader of the Green Team.
54 While waiting for the invention to be finished, there's time to look around the island. Click on any sector of the map (top left) to move around. Oh look. Yellow and Green are scrapping, which means your two worst enemies are actually killing each other! Ha!
The numbers by the shields show how many men any team has out in the sector currently being viewed. You can also ask for an alliance by clicking any shield - Yellow here as he has most men the leader will then appear and give a simple 'yes' or 'no* answer.
The invention is finished and as a result the Blue team advances a tech level. This opens up new avenues - better minerals and weapons! The tower changes design to reflect this. The bricks and mortar icon shows that a mine can now be built.
SEPTEMBER 1991 It looks like Populous and has the tactical edge of Powermonger. Is it trying to beat the gods at their own game, or is the similarity just skin deep?
Political influence i' OK. And mililary muscle "ill Jo. But true megalomaniacs lust after absolute power.
Mega-lo-Mania focuses on this grim pursuit, but with a smile on its face and with its tongue firmly in the check. Have Sensible Software managed to crack it and create a strategy game that's amusing, or are the laughs being used to disguise light-weight gameplay?
Of cabbages and kings Mega-lo-Mania is a game of minerals, technology and people. Minerals are what's used to build weapons with, technology provides the designs they are built with, while your people go out and use them on the enemy.
Managing all three properly can prove difficult though, in this four-way arms race, because victory is far more important than quality.
Mega-lo-Mania is a battle to dominate 28 islands. Each one is divided into sectors and it is here that the minerals come into play. Only one warlord can control a particular sector and extract minerals from it. Because each sector has different minerals, controlling the ones with the best range of elements is important.
Without minerals you cannot develop weapons and without weapons: well you're history!
Technology is the driving force behind Mega-lo-Mania. Man's trip through the art of The scroll Icon will tell you which elements are needed lor an invention to be built. The shield icon shows your shield invention can now be built. The 35 men allocated to the bricks-and-mortar mine icon are the folk who are currently employed in building the mine.
Oh look, a mine!
That little building next to your tower replaces the opencast pit of yesteryear. This building is obvious to all the other players, so they will know o your potential mineral wealth and may attack. It's time to start thinking about weaponry.
Move the hand cursor to the numbers below each icon and press the right button to instruct your people to do a job.
Here 10 are digging for Planetarium, and seven are mining Moonlite. The other 36 are sat in the tower breeding until they are given an instruction.
Back in the design cabin, your researchers now have plans for a crossbow defence.
Having pulled out some miners means there Is a potential force of 47 Inventors. The equation shows that this many men will take aero game turns to invent the bow.
Now the bow's finished check out what It's made of.
The logs are collected automatically but the Planetarium has to be mined, so some people will need to be put on the case If bows are to be built. The bin at the bottom is used for scrapping redundant designs.
The bows are beginning to roll in. Hence the appearance of the bowman icon, signifying armed bowman defenders for your tower and mine. Grey arrows show which kons you can currently access, so as Blue has no offensive weapons the sword icon isn't a SEPTEMBER 1991 aggressive enemy will simply sneak i an early attack with basic weapons while you are labouring away on the high-level stuff.
Alternatively, lower-tech equipment often proves to be all but useless when up against high- tech defenders.
Island records Mega-to-Mania is splii into 10 levels or Epochs. Each Epoch has three islands, and they share the same starting tech level. It's possible to advance three tech levels above this, so a clever warlord can battle bows with biplanes. All an Epoch’s islands must be dominated before you move up to the next Epoch.
Knowing which weapons to expect from which minerals at any given tech level forms a vital part of the Mega-lo-Mania learning curve, essential if you're to win an Epoch.
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levels'. At first you can only use sticks and stones to break
bones. But as the little people gather more minerals, they make
scientific breakthroughs and so advance through tech levels.
This allows you to build better weapons and gain that vital
edge. If you've a cannon then a guv with a stick ain't much
hassle, if on the other hand you've got a nuclear missile the
man w ith a cannon's dead meat.
The people you command are stupid, Left to their own devices they'll just collect rocks or sticks and reproduce. It's how you use them that matters - where, when and for w hat task - that seals your fate. They can be left in the tower (your home base) to procreate, or go out and mine for minerals, work in factories building weapons, research new battle systems or go to war If you make the wrong call then an
- Mania Yellow Is playing a strong game.
They have a mine and are getting ready to send out a raiding party.
If they are going to war. Their lack of sophistication (they look like cavemen!) Will make them easy meat. They could colonise the sectors below them, though, and If they will not able to build. This a handy tactic when you want to stop another team expanding before you're ready to meet and kill them!
They have been unlucky in their choice of sector. Going for good minerals they find themselves surrounded by Green and Yellow.
Unless they form an alliance with one, or both of them, they will not be able to move out any troops without going to war.
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35 0 SI 47 0 Each defender has to be placed in a turret. Just dick on the master-defender icon and then pick the weapon (here it's bows) and place them there. They are well protected and so should see off any wandering villains who try to have a crack at the Blue tower.
A quick check on the minerals situation.
The hands show that a mineral is collected automatically and the men Indicate that people have to go and dig them out.
Unfortunately even the 30 miners produce very few of the minerals, necessary to build Blue's defensive bows .
Looking at the state of the whole island is worrying. Yellow is well ahead of the game with two towers (squares) and one wandering army (dots). Green is on the hoof too. And they are coming this way! Is K time to go to war or perhaps It's better to just sit and hide?
A quick inventing session has yielded a spear for Blue, an offensive weapon at last! The sword icon leads you here. Click on the number below the weapon to start an army.
Eleven high-tech weapons (spears) are better than loads of rock throwers, so lets fight.
Once an army has been built the hand changes to a sword, dick in any adjacent sector to advance them there. The army is on the march and is looking for an army to fight.
Time has been advanced (the man is running) to speed up events dick on him to slow it down.
Into the Yellow sector! They were waiting with an equally-armed force of greater numbers.
Run away! The numbers by the shields tell the sorry story.
This battle is already lost but there will be another day. Another battle, another go at Mega-lo-Mania!
"Icons systems have to be designed with the player in mind if they are to work well. Mega-lo-Mania's control system is clear, intuitive and witty."
SEPTEMBER 1991 Icon systems have to be designed with the player in mind if they are to work well. Mega- lo-Mania's control system is clear, intuitive and witty, each icon leading logically to a more detailed breakdow n of what's happening in the area it commands. These controls arc also reassuringly constant w ith the right button increasing manpower commitment to an icon, the left decreasing it. Which is just as well as the clicking soon becomes frantic.
Mega-lo-Mania literally speaks for itself in the sound department. Anyone who played Ah'25's Coverdisk will already be familiar with ''Zee dezinc is feenished." And similar phrases. The full game runs with the speech and either music or sound effects simultaneously. All at no cost to speed. The code loads from disk one. And all the noise is packed onto disk two. Which lives in the drive during play
- avoiding the need to swap disks. There's masses of sampled
speech, all professionally recorded by radio actors who bring
real personality and comical speech defects into play.
And every time something important happens, the game tells you. Personally.
Nowhere to hide It's not the effects though that make Mega-lo- Mania. It's the gameplay. Each island, tech level and Epoch has its own tricks. As the Epochs start to fall and the tech levels advance, more has to be done, but faster.
Furious bouts of clicking, waiting and battling are necessary as the islands begin to get tougher to capture. The computer enemies get more devious, weapons take longer to build and the islands themselves get bigger, offering more places to run and control for all parties.
But the gamcplav changes as Mega-lo-Mania progresses and new tech levels are reached.
Aircraft arc the first quantum leap, because with an airforce you are freed from simply advancing and attacking enemies in adjacent sectors. Now you can fly planes to attack anywhere in the island world. Some islands aren't even joined by land and must be attacked this way. On these islands there's a period of relative safety, w hen defences can be built and alliances made to ensure your survival. The initially slow pace is then suddenly drow ned in a frenzied series of air attacks.
When the tech levels reach the nuclear stage, the gameplay once again undergoes a metamorphosis. If you don't develop and use nuclear weapons first then you're radioactive ash. It's a straight first past the post race and Graphically striking. Mega-lo-Mania paints quite a misleading picture: it looks like a sprite game I. The weapons, aircraft and little people animate humourously 011 the full-screen 1PAL1 display. Yet. Although they dominate two thirds of the screen, they only serve as a visual shorthand to relate important information graphically. The game is won or lost with the icons, the
miniature map and your fellow megalomaniac's faces.
Ths gods fight for control of this new sector of the universe. This Is the setting for Mega- lo-Mania, as the winner will become the ever-lasting deity of the people. Theology can wait though, first you have to win all the islands and the mother of all battles!
Pace and the enjoyment. This is Mega-lo- Mania's true strength: the 'one more go' factor. When this is combined with a never- ending trail of technological carrots, jet fighters, nuclear weapons, spaceships and toys that tempt you into yet more hours of play, then Mega-lo-Mania becomes a ferocious strategy challenge but contains an addictive arcade appeal.
Trenton Webb 'I) after these bouts of brinksmanship. Missile defence networks cut in and the game takes on a far more serious hold. It's a stem test of pure pow er.
Lear we go!
Mega-lo-Mania is contagious. A finely balanced test of logic and logistics, it grows in complexity without you noticing. The graphics give this tough tactical test a humorous edge.
Which is further honed by the speech samples.
They don't try to disguise the game's true nature - strategy, not god game - but add real personality to what normally is a dull genre.
Mega-lo-Mania pulls you in. Its neat segmented nature means that islands can be played quickly and repeatedly, upping the Slowly the great orb becomes surrounded by all wnner of creatures Many celebrities have lent both their names and credibility to crass games and must die of embarrassment each time they pass a computer. Jimmy White, though, can hold his head high, because the game entitled Archer Maclean's 147 3D Snooker has now become Jimmy While's Snooker. The result is a rare mix of a big name, with a big game to back it up.
This latest arrival into the sports arena is a 3D green-baize spectacular. Essentially it's a polygon representation of everything that makes snooker a test of nerve, skill and imagination. It provides an environment where you can check angles, line-up and play perfectly accurate shots. It's not a snooker game, but a true snooker simulator.
When lining up a shot. It's best to use the viewline feature.
This projects a line ahead of the cue ball to show which direction it will take if it's hit squarely. If you ask it nicely the Amiga will even show the angle of deflection from the first cushion.
Jimmy White himself and three decreas- ingly skilful pros wait to test your snookering skills in the one-player mode. There's also a trick-shot editor and of course a two-player feature, so you can try your cue against a Jimmy White's Snooker Welcome to a packed auditorium, where ex-champion Typhoon Trent takes on newcomer Whirlwind White.
Friend. The score-board even tells you if you need to play a certain colour, and if so w hich one. So an encyclopaedic know ledge of the sport isn't necessary before you start potting.
The structure of the game isn't what makes the game great though, it's the play ing.
Player name - SEPTEMBER 1991 Ball raqulrad Current score Break score J Opponent name 1 Co to cue ball 2 View line 3 Disk options 4 Chalk cue 5 Add follow through 6 Score Info Compute best shot TRENTY 8 BREAK O 2 : i i 3 s fry
o 7 Wm TO" i m. a 7 Left hand tide 8 Take shot 9 Right hand side
10 Overhead icons 11 Add screw back 12 Select plan view Change
cue power A shot in the dark?
Snooker has a crisp feel to it. The table rolls swiftly in unison with the mouse, so any area or ball can be fully checked out before a shot is taken. A zoom function is only an icon or click away, for a close-up examination or a long-distance look. The table can csen be tipped for over-the-top views or an cdge-of- the-cushion perspective.
Play ing a shot is icon intuitive. Click on the cue ball (or any other ball for that matterl and you're whisked to bridging distance behind it. Using icons or the mouse, you can rr roll the table left and right, or up and down to check the angle. Any doubts about the cue ball's line of travel, or how it will bounce off a cushion can be answered by simply selecting the projected line from the menu.
Snooker's about more than cueing in straight lines, though, and the best players will use side or top spin to control the impact and final position of the cue ball. After a squeaky chalk session, you're ready to manipulate the way the cue ball's addressed. Again it's the simple and flexible icons option which adds playability and realism without hampering Win, win, win!
Even as a single-player game, though, it has a strange and powerful hook. The only thing pulling you into the game is the desire to master the system and win - be it either a computer or a human foe. You want to get better. You want to make bigger breaks, you want to be able - one day - to beat Mr White.
Hours and entire evenings melt away unnoticed. Though, as you play and play again, gaining an ever better understanding of this snooker system and its particular rules.
With the cue ball on the baulk cushion, you're in trouble.
This Is where the mouse driven flexibility of JW's Snooker comes in to its own. Rolling around the table you can check the shot from any conceivable angle. If you’re in a real tight spot though, it won't make the shot easier to play. You'll just know exactly why you missed!
Jimmy White's Snooker is not without its foibles. The only downer is the slightly unsound potting effect. It doesn't quite capture the sound of a ball falling into a pocket, but you're so relieved it's happened you don't really notice. The lighter side of Mr White's game is odd. But reassuring. If you leave the table unattended then you'll find software flies across the screen. Balls too don't like being left alone for too long as they begin to poke fun of inactive players w ho are taking to long over a shot. They bring a levity to a serious sim and while they seem somewhat out of place they
are endearing.
FOUL . TRENTY CHOOSE - R CONTINUE N1TM SHOT B OR HRKE T OH PLRV NON 1N h f ’ Even the computer fouls up. The fool potted a colour instead of a red. At last some points on the board, even If you didn't score them.
The strong 3D effects make it all possible "Expect to spend countless hours unconsciously creeping closer to the monitor, muttering to yourself about top, side, screwing back and kissing balls."
SEPTEMBER 1991 The balls tire quickly of slow players. Inactivity causes some strange behaviour. This Is a composite shot of a few of the antics of the snooker spheres. Silly but endearing K underlines the character of the game well.
A trick-shot editor, where you can arrange the balls In any order on the table Is also on offer. First this serves as a useful trainer, where you can chase a red ball around the table until you've mastered the finer points of potting. Later you can build and save outrageous moves, testing the physics of both the game and the coding to the full. In both this and the practise mode the computer can even be asked to calculate the best shot for you!
Unfortunately both this and the Undo feature can’t be used when you play for real.
Speed. After that all you have to do is pick how much power you want to wind into the shot. Then it's time to find out if all the planning was worth the effort.
Pot luck Setting up a shot quickly becomes second nature, as does reading the perspective for longer-range efforts. And it's here that Jimmy White's Snooker pulls clear of the impressive effects and becomes a game. This is not just a pot and hope job. You have to plan if you want to win. Shots have to be evaluated, assessing to the risk of missing, the safety options and what your next ball will be. These factors have to be taken into consideration, because they are always at the forefront of the computer opponent's simulated mind!
The computer opponents - Tom. Dick.
Harry and Jimmy - provide a flexible response to your growing snooker skill. Tom is reasonably useless, only being able to string a small break together and he miscues with regularity.
Dick and Harry are pretty sharp, but neither of them will make the cut as hustlers. Jimmy, on the other hand, is unbeatable. He's as good on disk as he is in real life tif not better) and !(X) breaks are every day occurrences.
The computer plays a devious game, calculating every move visibly. This adds character to the opponents and can be used as a source of amusement in its own right. In practise mode the computer can be asked to calculate the best way to pot a ball. If deliberate obstacles are put in its path, you can force the most infeasible shots out of the machine.
It's impressive but terrifying, because the same logic is used by Jimmy when he plays you! No snooker can ever be considered safe!
Snooker is a game of touch and judgement. One pixel can make all the difference between a huge break and a shameful defeat.
This makes it ideal to play against friends, because both players agonise about a shot's potential success and laugh at its failure.
And ihe crafty coding brings it alive. It looks and feels like the real thing. Don't expect to swan straight in and score a 147. It won't happen! Do expect to spend many hours unconsciously creeping closer towards the monitor, muttering about side, screwing back and kissing balls to yourself. Jimmy While's Snooker is an absorbing real snooker environment brought onto the Amiga. The sport even seems to benefit from the treatment, as more outrageous viewing angles are offered than the TV could ever dream of. It's the next best thing to dragging a 12 x 6 table into vour computer room and
doing it for real Trenton Webb O
• Plays, feels and looks just like the real thing.
• A big name with a real game to back it up.
• Serious code with underlying wit.
• Competition, two player and a trick shot editor.
• Incredibly smooth 3D makes for an ultra-playable snooker
simulator.
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FAX 081-566 6678 Do you remember school chemistry lessons? All
that talk of atoms, molecules and valences when all you wanted
to do is mix things together and sec what happens (preferably
from a safe distance). Well with the first puzzle game from
Psygnosis since Lemmings you are given the power to mix your
own molecules, without all that tedious attention to real
chemistry and its unpredictable consequences.
Your lask is to combine atoms lo form molecules and there are four kinds of molecule, each with a different number of connectors (or valence number). To create a molecule all you have to do is connect two or more atoms together so that all the connections are made and it's as simple as that. Well actually it's not quite that simple at all. To add a bit of life to the game you have to add the atoms to the playing area in the order that they appear in the supply chute.
Molecular madness There arc two modes of play: in one you simply have lo create as many molecules as possible, competing only against the steadily- increasing flow of atoms. In the other mode.
Each level has a specific lask lhai has lo be completed before you can advance on lo ihc next level. 'Create X molecules wiih al least Y atoms' is self-explanatory. The 'Remove the given atoms' challenge involves crealing molecules around already present atoms, often screwed lo the board preventing ihcir movement. The mosl fiendish task is 'Complete ihe given pattern' one. Where you have to create a single molecule that fills the whole of the playing area.
As the game progresses through the levels, the playing area gets smaller and changes shape so the atoms have to be placed faster and faster - if the seventh ball falls into the supply chute, then the game is over. It may- Atom i no all sound terribly complicated, but after a couple of levels everything becomes clear - if no less frustrating.
61 On the down side it lacks the attention to detail that is usually attached to Psygnosis' releases. The difficulty factor of the levels is pretty uneven and the fact that passwords are only given every 10 levels makes advancing from levels 50-80ish a needlessly frustrating task. The soundtrack and background could have benefited from the occasional change 4 la Terns Most annoyingly, there is no facility for mouse control, an option that would increase the playability no end.
SEPTEMBER 1991 If you're a serious puzzle fan. Or if you're looking lo add a good-quality puzzle game to your collection, then Alomino has much lo recommend it. Unfortunately il doesn't quite have ihe hook lhal makes a good game into an essential buy.
Paul Lyons O Atomic atrophy In the long term, like many puzzle games.
Atomino's lastability suffers because of the game s repetitiveness. Although coming back to the game is an enjoyable experience, it lacks the ability to make you want to pick it up again. On the w hole, though, it is a fast-paced and deeply absorbing game.
Atomino Psygnosis ¦ £25.99
• A fast-paced puzzle game requiring good forward planning.
• Pleasantly functional graphics and spot effects.
• Sadly there is only one tune throughout the game.
• There Is not an option for mouse control, which would of
helped.
• It all becomes somewhat repetitive after a while.
Meet the molecules.
»* 1. The single valence atom, useful lor capping the ends of chain molecules. Among the most reactive of elements, single valence atoms include hydrogen and sodium.
2. The red two-valence atom is particularly useful in form- atom
- pretty reactive under the right conditions.
3 The green three-valence atom is very good against the side walls, but they should be kept out of the comers.
They are dull but useful, three-valence atoms include boron and aluminium.
4. For that truly porky molecule, lots of four valence atoms are
very handy. In real life these are represented by silicon
and carbon, two of the most plentiful elements in the world.
Ocean's latest is based on the Godawful movie of the same name. The movie tells the tale of a group of lop- secret super agents, much in the same mould as Britain's SA.S. The game follows the plot of the movie fairly loosely and sees you controlling a group of live American soldiers. There are two main objectives: to rescue the occupants of a recently shot down helicopter and then destroy a stockpile of missiles.
The game is set in the Gulf region, possibly bad timing in light of recent events there.
Basically, it involves a lot of platform action.
It's basically a platform shoot-em-up.
But the second level is a lot more maze- llke than the first and it may be wise to make a map.
Here a massive explosion ensues as you shoot an unfortunate Arab geezer with an unfeasibly dangerous bazooka.
Navy interspersed with some noisy shoot-em-up bits. The screen scrolls in four directions and most levels are fairly complex.
The American Dream As vou wander around the screen, you will come across crates that are stamped with an American flag. These contain missiles.
Walking over these crates activates a limed explosive device. To complete a level, you must find all of the missiles and plant the explosives 011 them.
Hampering your progress in this matter, are lots of Arabian soldiers. These guys will shoot you 011 sight, but only if you arc directly in their line of vision. Your Navy Seal dude Crawling away from the bad guys, like the damned coward you are. You should kill that bloke and get hold of the juicy weapon hidden inside the crate.
Weapons range from crap sub-machine- guns, to an impressive flamethrower. Babes flip for flame-throwers.
SEPTEMBER 1991 Navy Seals isn't a bad game at all. But there are so many niggling problems, it seems a shame more time wasn't spent tin it. With some thought and good design, this could have been a brilliant platform game. As it is. Navy Seal* is average.
Frank O'Connor O Navy Seals Ocean ¦ £25.99 NAVY SEALS vs SAS Everyone knows how hard the SAS are. They are often to be found scaling walls, fighting Russian kung-fu masters and biting the heads off Doberman pinschers. SAS troops tend to live life to the full, seeking danger and excitement wherever they may be.
In light ot this, we thought It might be a nice Idea to run a comparison between the SAS and the Navy Seals.
Having no idea what the Navy Seals actually did. We contacted their top-secret HQ in North Carolina and spoke to agent Dave "Spanky" Schelnfeld. We told him about the SAS and asked him how he thought the two sides compared.
"Frankly." He said, "We really enjoy sitting in and watching a bit of Oprah Winfrey. All that danger stuff Is a bit stressful for us.". Pausing for a moment, he added. "The action In the movie Isn't like us at all. We much prefer a bit of male bonding. We're also very keen on personal hygiene".
So there you have it. The authoritative guide to the world's most dangerous secret agents.
Can perform some fairly athletic manoeuvres 011 the obstacles and platforms. It s quite easy to knock out one of the enemy by jumping on him or swinging down right onto his bonce from a platform.
The main problem with the game is the difficulty level. If an Arab dude spots you and opens lire, it s almost impossible to avoid the bullet, mainly because your sprite is so slow to respond. The instructions on controlling your hero are a little misleading, but once you figure it out it gels to be quite enjoyable.
Sights and sounds The graphics are pretty, but they lack variety and the urge to see what lurks on the next level. The sound is line, neat spot effects and decent samples. It think it could have benefited with some in-game music though.
• Variation between levels is almost non-existent.
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51-47 lacy Road. London SW15 1PR Living on Sky TV has hardly earned Ban Simpson mass exposure, but the yellow peril is still popular. The Simpsons, it seems, can sell everything, from T-shirts to satellite dishes, a fact which led the more cynical members of the press (Damien included!) To voice doubts about the potential quality of the game. Ban himself may be an "underachiever and proud of it", but the game most certainly isn't!
This is a real cruel little timer to got right. The mutant right eithor side of the drinking fountain. Bart has to sneak in and get spraying. He's not as fast as the mutant, though, so go real, real careful or you'll find out where cartoon kids go when they die! Probably to the BBC!
Radical man The Simpsons comes in console flavour, packed with Super Mario-siyte platform leaping. Timing traps and hidden bonuses. Few console games have made the transition to computers with grace, losing their playability somewhere between cartridge and disk, but Bart retains his charm.
Bart, resplendent in garishly bright cartoon colours, has a simple mission - to save The Simpsons SEPTEMBER 1991 Big name hunting can be a perilous task these days.
Has Bart Simpson vs the Space Mutants survived?
The Earth! Having watched aliens invade his back yard he sets oul to become the saviour of Springfield. The aliens have bodysnatched' a whole bunch of people nol only this but they have planted a number of baby monsters who bounce around on guard The final pan of the attack is far more subtle, the Space Mutants are building a super weapon' For this they need purple stuff and all manner of curious kit.
Don't ask daft questions like why? This is the Simpsons and the logic is natural, even if it’s not exactly sensible.
Bart, while leaping and running along a horizontally-scrolling town, has to spot the bodysnatchers in a They Live parody.
Whenever he pulls on his X-ray specs he can see the tentacles looming out of what looks, in regular vision, to be a normal human head.
Jumping on the head in question kills the 'proof and wins him a gem. (Obviously "The Simpsons isn’t a brilliant game: it is a good game which uses its licence well."
SEPTEMBER 199!
Jumping on the skull of a normal human is frowned upon and so costs Bart half a life.) If enough gems can be grabbed then the other Simpsons can drop in one by one to lend a hand at the end of the level: and in force 011 Level Five.
Don't have a cow!
Bart s platform leaping is a test of joystick dexterity and timing. And it's here that Bart really scores. The puzzles are simple but feature fiendish variations around a common theme. Well judged in distance and tempo, these push Bart's leaping and running abilities to the limit. They also ensure that even when a level has been explored inside and out, you'll still be leaning in your chair to encourage the sprite to safety.
Painting things 'unpurple' provides The Simpsons with its puzzle platform. Bart can grab spray cans and then use it to change a dangerous item's hue. Life, especially for Bartman. Is never that easy because every item is guarded by a space mulie.
Certain items it seems are unreachable, even with the bravest leap. These have to be manipulated by remote means, forcing Ban to visit shops and buy and use tools to change their hue. All the active objects on a level have to be rendered safe if Ban is to proceed, again adding an extra tweak to the gaming process.
The Mutants are after purple kit on Level One. Later they hunt hats, balloons, exit signs and other weird items as Ban systematically playable. Its pretty front-end graphics demand you watch, then the well balanced gamcplay cuts in. First, the puzzles intrigue while the timing tests add tension, then as expertise grows and the level's brushed aside, exploration and experimentation become possible.
The hidden bonuses and disguised traps are worth hunting for. As are the warp screens.
There's even a safety net system, which allows observant players to recover from earlier mistakes. These features don't make Barr vs lire Space Mutants stunningly original, just solid, with enough varied elements to ensure that attention is paid to each new screen.
The Simpsons isn't a brilliant game, but it is a good game which uses its licence well. It draws on the resources introducing 'real' Simpsons incidents. On top of this it has an addictive edge, even to folks who have never seen a living Bart m their life stops them building a super weapon. Each requires different skills to keep and collect if the aliens are to be robbed of their ingredients.
Aye carumba!
Bart isn't perfect. The sprites are small, the colours relina-damagingly bright and a rendition of the Simpson's TV tune echoes throughout the entire game. These are niggles don't hinder the playing of the game, which is where Bart's strong points lay.
Above all else The Simpsons is highly
• Looks and feels like a console game: a good console game.
• Intro captures the flavour of the Simpsons well.
• Small sprites and garish colours are a tad hard on the eyes.
• Infuriatingly good timing and platform puzzles.
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Jeff Minter has long-professed his admiration of early 80s coin-ops. Particularly Williams games such as Defender and Robotron 2084, and was the man responsible for the Amiga version of Defender II. Minter thought that it was a crime that there wasn't a version of Robotron available on home computers so he put his talents to the task of producing his ow n interpretation.
Sorry! There's no time for a toilet break, you've still got a whole hoard of Zyaxxian mutant invaders to blow away and a herd of friendly beasties to rescue before the level’s over. Don't be tempted by those cool, refreshing cola drinks either.
They're really deadly alien invaders trying to infiltrate our 20th century lifestyle, so I wouldn't trust them If I were you.
Furry monsters and laser creeps You take control of a laser-spitting llama (yes.
A llama) who travels through a scries of 1(H) zones attempting to rescue innocent stranded creatures from alien mutants. In order to rescue the camels, goats, llamas and sheep the Llamatron 2112 heroic animal must walk around the screen picking up the creatures while tending off attacks from the aliens.
To help you kill the enemies, is a directable laser-weapon. Which can be locked in one direction by holding down fire. This allows you to attack in one direction.
SEPTEMBER 1991 % It r - - 1 X 1 ' ,4 % b (V K (1 V ' K $ As H the marauding enough, they've started sticking lasers into the affray. Hardly fair!
Still that's furry All that Glisters helps your Quest Van can get an edge over the alien mutants by picking up the icons that they occasionally drop. These give you extra tools and weapons to help defeat the foe.
1-WAY SPLIT - Gives you a spread three laser streams.
HOT BULLETS - Fires a faster stream of more deadly shots.
BOUNCE SHOTS - Allows you to ricochet shots off the walls.
EXTRA LLAMA - Adds a life to your supply.
The creatures fall in love with you and rush towards you.
WARP - Adds SO.OOO to Once you’ve managed to clear all the mutants from a screen, you can usually progress to the next and if you collect all of the lovely creatures before you finish, you get a bonus score! However, some waves arc classed as "Herd Waves', which require you to collect all the friendly creatures before you can finish the level.
Free for all Not since PGA Tour Golf has a game managed to grab the attention of the entire Amino SHARE AND ENJOY Llamatron occupies a strange position In that It isn't a commercially available game. It's essentially a public domain program, so once you've got hold of It you can distribute it freely among your friends. However, If you have a copy of the game and enjoy playing H, you are obliged to send £S to ieff Minter for his trouble. It's a good idea to be honest and shell out the dosh (after all. Look at the quality of the game for the price) since good programmers deserve to get some
thing for all their hard work. It may even induce other writers to come up with great games under the Shareware scheme.
Format staff, with much joystick-wrenching and swearing lo be witnessed. Even though the game is pretty old fashioned with its frantic sound effects and simplistic graphics, it packs a hell of a punch in the gameplay department.
The game is very easy to get into due to its simple nature, but it's very difficult to pul the joystick down once you've started, so be prepared for some long nights of game playing!
There are a few quirks, such as the odd glitch in the sound and graphics every now and then and the fact that the collision detection tends to go rather awry from time to time, but even this doesn't detract from the highly enjoyable and furiously addictive gameplay.
Since the game is shareware, the only asking price is a plea from Jeff to send him a fiver for his efforts, this game shouldn't be missed.
So get those fivers out!
Maff Evans '! LLAMATRON 2112 Llamasoft ¦ £5
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- J.l I. L Balls have always held a strange fascination for
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cybemetically. Directlv in to some The yellow square in the top
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You have to drag the ball across it to score. You have to coax the ball to move your way. It's easy when the other guy isn't around but when you're scrapping for possesion... In two player mode you share a split screon. It's fine when viewed like this but when you are going at it head to head you'll need good sea legs.
Screens are going this way then that and ... excuse me I think I'm going to be ill!
The targets are trampolines. Hit one of these and you're thrown into the air.
This is annoying on a high gravity situation, but if you've tweaked the play- field set up then it can send Sliders sailing off into space.
The trampolines are particularly nasty here as the puck is affected too.
SEPTEMBER 1991 may even he applied to a single player, giving them a particular advantage or handicap And while initially amusing, it is a little pointless.
Get personal All sport games are best in two-player mode, as beating a human opponent is far more satisfying than vv hupping a computer-generated one. And this is a particularly gixxl ball game against friends because it requires both skill and luck to be in the lead when time kicks itself out. Two players jostling, running and shooting is Sliders at its best. When you just megalilhic ether net In reality it’s a ball game of attraction. You control a large coloured sphere, that roams a rectangular grid. Also making its presence fell is your opponent's sphere of. A puck and a few
terrain-based surprises, just to keep things rolling along.
Use the force The aim is to magnetically drag or shoot a puck across your opponent's goal area.
Controlling the magnetic force with the fire- hutlon. You simply have to shepherd the puck to the small coloured square that the other sphere started in. After you have scored a goal you're whisked back to your end and the whole show starts again.
It's simple to play: joystick commands following logical lines and with an obvious objective. What makes life difficult are the manifold ways each ot the 12 pitches are set up. Some are littered with ice that robs spheres of control, one-way tiles that lorce balls 111 specific directions and slopes that sap speed.
The tougher, later pitches even have trampolines to send pucks and players sailing into the air. Often way over the goal.
The way each pitch, player and puck will behave are offered as options before the game is played. Everything from ball speed to gravity can be affected, which makes it a useful utility for first time Sliders. These modifiers play in I lie one-player mode, though, there in something that is sadly lacking. There's no personified opponent and victory feels strangely hollow.
There is graphic style hut no real glory.
The sereens scroll smoothly, slopes and special tiles are easily visible, but there's nothing breathtaking or even inspired. Slulers is functional. But not flashy, doing little to try and draw von in liven goal's are only faintly lavished w ith sound effects, which is just a quiet Marilyn Munroe-lype sound sample.
Sliders doesn’t really offer enough, despite a huge list of options. It has no visual magic and only 12 different playing fields to explore. Played by two people it becomes a frantic race for puck control, a race only interrupted by insane geography Play it alone and the interest quickly flags.
Trenton Webb O Sliders
• A wealth of options to affect play.
• Lacks the necessary definition to pull players in.
• The graphics work well but lack any personality.
T Only 12 different zones to play in.
• Seriously Improves when played against human opposition.
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But not the way you'd expect. The Knight is the Samurai character leaping into the air to dodge the Dragon s breath.
The Dragon is actually the Rook, which transforms into this mythical beast when adminstering the coup de grace.
However, in Chinese chess, it's always the character on the right which wins.
Eat heat and fry.
Shogun!
Have more restrictive movement pattern** and the knights can no longer jump, this in left to the cannons. Well, they don't actually jump, they just lob cannon balls over the heads of other pieces to move around the board.
All in all. The game is more ruthless and barbaric than chess. Pieces are traded a lot earlier and because there are fewer pieces the whole game is generally quicker to play It's difficult to learn the game and cope with the obscured 3D at times, and this is where the 21) window really comes into its own. There's even a selectable help mode which highlights all the legal and illegal moves that pieces can make, to really spell it out if you're unsure.
Slow boat to China The animations are similar in style to those in Hallle Chess, anti sadly, they suffer the same drawbacks too. Disk-loading is triggered every Chess II 71 SEPTEMBER 1991 lime a piece is taken, because the animation has to be loaded into RAM. This is a real pain for floppy -drive owners, hut hard-drive users can install the game to speed this aspect up dramatically. The animations themselves are attractive and often highly amusing Bach piece has its ow n attack and defence sequence against each other piece. Obviously, there are a finite number of possibilities, but only the
most frequent ones become bonng.
Neil Jackson O for each piece. These are quite cute at first, as their Chinesc-style koto sounds arc atmospheric and appealing However, the smaller number of pieces means you get to hear them more often than is healthy. A lad repetitive, once the initial hu has worn off.
Samurai strategy The game ot Chinese chess itself has been well-implemented, and follows the rules exactly las you'd expect). It's a good deal different from chess, and unless you know how to play it you're going to be spending the first 10 or so games just getting your head around it Kings cannot move more than two spaces from their start-point: queens and bishops are replaced by counsellors and ministers which Battle Chess II Interplay ¦ £25.99
• Good fun. But a bit derivative.
• Too diverse to be mainstream.
• Too clumsy and slow for beginners
• Loads of different viewpoints to show where everything is
• Fantastic if you know the game and have a hard drive.
While not as detailed in strategy as normal chess, Chinese Chess is still no easy game. You can actually take pieces on the first move, but doing so puts you at an immediate disadvantage. Confused? You will be.
Roughly two years ago. Electronic Arts thought it would ho a nice idea to add some new spice to one of the oldest games in the world: chess. This they did in the form of liaiile Chess, an animated action-version of the old masters' lave. Now they have turned their attention lo a little- known v ariant of the game: Chinese chess, and revitalised this loo.
This version features many of the qualities that made Hallle Chess such gixvd fun: there's the ubiquitous modem serial link, for playing head-to-head games long distance: you can load and save games at any stage in their development: there are nine different ability levels, giving scope for newcomers and grand masters alike and. Of course, there are the detailed death sequences, which is the game's main attraction.
Several new features have been added, :uvt to show that EA aren't slacking. For instance, there are no less than four versions of the board, a 3D. Two 2D and a 2D window on the main 3D screen. By using these it’s a lot cj'icr to clarify where pieces are located, because Ihe 3D board has a habit of obscuring vour view. Music has been added, with a tunc Battle
- Chinese Chess Clicking on the edge of any triangle causes the
shape the flip poistlon with the piece H shares that border
with.
If this brings two similar colours into contact they disappear leaving a hole on the board.
Swapping costs points if no match results, so for the first few moves of any level your hands are tactically tied.
In.
Swap Puzzle games come and puzzle games go. But few make a real mark. The successful few have all combined pressure. Mental agility and control dexterity.
Rather than stressing speed, the emphasis is on intensive forward planning, to make players sweat out a solution. A brave departure from the normal puzzler format. Swap is initially so bewildering to play it's not entirely clear why you should play.
72 SEPTEMBER 1991 Multi-coloured swap shop You are presented with a wall of multicoloured tiles. The tiles range in shape from triangles to hexagons and come in six different colours. The tiles can be manipulated by clicking on any touching edge, which causes them to swap position, by pivoting around the clicked side. If a swap causes similar colour tiles to touch, they disappear: scoring points and leaving a dirty great hole in the middle of the wall. Clearing a wall ends that level.
Swapping routes have to be calculated, so that similar tiles aren't isolated when its neighbours disappear. This is complicated by the variety of sizes and shapes. Each one needs specific playing tricks if too many tiles aren't to be left hanging space and unable to swap.
Avalanche!
Swap isn't a fast game: even the timed levels arc temporarily generous. It's a cerebral test of thinking ahead, working out which tiles will disappear as a result of any particular swap.
You are rarely stranded with unswappable tiles at the end of a level, though, as there arc a number of points debiting cheats on offer. An avalanche introduces gravity to the situation, pulling all the remaining tiles to the bottom of the screen and removing any resultant matches. Some spare tiles can ev en be bought at a direct points cost, to match up lonely solo tiles and make them v anish. Even these cheats aren't limitless and real caution is needed if you want to leap through the levels and clear that wall.
Progress throughout the game isn't sequential: the more efficiently you clear any screen, the more points you earn and the higher the next level you have to face will be.
If this isn't to your taste then a level designer is on hand for some self-constructed practice.
In fact it is quite curious, fascinating and forgettable. The game doesn't work hard to pull (ouches in design. Its simple concept allows for few real embellishments, but the game's simplicity can prove absorbing.
To hook or not to hook?
The puzzles are formed by the limited movement and the disappearing nature of the tiles which combine to form this strange puzzler.
Swap doesn't develop these inherent gameplay strengths, but it doesn't really need to. It merely dishes out more complex permutations with far fewer cheats. The unfortunate side of this is that if it doesn't hook you straight off.
It never will.
There are few traditional puzzle-game trappings to be found. It is truly different, not stressing action or time, just thought. This can be considered a failing as the slow pace implies a lack of intensity, but it does not lack depth. It does not even lack intensity, the focus is just on the brain and not swift mouse or sprite control.
The lack of physical interaction with Swap, gives it a cool if not cold feel though.
There's little excitement while play ing, a factor which could be easily balanced with big pay offs elsewhere. Yet. No such pav-offs are to be found and the interest in completing levels wanes. And without player interest Swap's longev ity is limited.
Trenton Webb O
• Simple but strong puzzle formula.
• Supporting effects are sparse.
• Non-sequential levels allow quick advance for better players.
• Requires forward thinking rather than fast reactions.
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Loonies from the planet Mozone have been attacking Earth for over 200 years and the Earthlings are just about sick of it. So you.
Whilst languishing in the comfort and security of the Space Cadet lounge, have been called upon to save Earth from the alien filth. Your bosses feel a bit sorry for you and have decided to kit you out with a massive great gunship. With it. You must clear a path to a safe planet, destroying any aliens which get in your way.
Get yerself tooled up fer a rumble SEPTEMBER 1991 Luckily, as the screen scrolls upwards, buitcr- linger space monsters drop extremely powerful weapons when you shoot them.
These can he picked up and bolted onto your craft. The weapons include spreading lasers, meaty cannons and homing-missiles. Some of these weapons, such as the side-firing electro phaser. Tag along behind you like drones as you move around. They usually return to the centre of your craft when you 'top. Hut a neat power-up causes them to trad permanently You can collect speed-up pod' iju't a' well because you start off very slowly) and if you collect too many, you can pick up 'low- down pods to counter the effect. Sadly, if you lose one of your lives, you lose all the weapons you have collected.
The game features the usual cnd-of-level bad geezers, very big and requiring huge amounts of fire-power to destroy. There are Frenetic Mankind is making yet another last stand in the latest vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up. Frenetic may be frantic, but is it fun or simply forgettable?
Now on the second level and the planet is coming alive around you.
Startlingly fast alien sprites zoom toward you at breakneck speed. Lots of extra weapons are required If you want to progress.
Really jump out and grab you. Though, and some of them have been strongly influenced by the game s peers in the genre.
But what about the graphics?
The sprites are often attractive, but again never outstanding. The aliens don't vary too much, but they're all well animated and smooth. One problem which surfaces a little too frequently is the slowing-doun when lots of things are moving on screen. This is especially noticeable in two-player mode and can get quite dreadful.
The scrolling is a little jerky, but not to the detriment of the game. Sound is really cool. Heavy guitar soundtrack, backed up by eight levels in all. Featuring differing terrain, getting more and more alien the further you get. The attack waves are tricky and often frustrating, but there arc no real surprises.
Two bloke action!
One neat feature is the two-player mode. You play as a team, doubling the amount of firepower available, but the competition to collect weapons and bonuses is intense. It does become a little easier in two-player mode, but is more fun just the same.
The end-of-lcvcl baddies are fairly easy, they take far too long to kill, though, and they're kind of dull. The graphics on the other hand are actually quite nice. The backgrounds are well drawn and fairlv effective. Thev don't "Sound is really cool. Heavy guitar soundtrack, backed up by extremely porky sound-effects."
SEPTEMBER 1991 extremely porky sound-effects. Gamcplay wise, the game falls into the category of mediocre. It's not dreadful, but it doesn't offer anything you haven't seen before In fact, this game blags so many ideas from other games, that the main feeling after playing it. Is one of dcj.i vu. By its very nature. Frendu cannot afford to be too original, but m the light of competition like SWI ' and Battle Squadron, it falls in a very dark shadow Frank O'Connor O Frenetic Core Design ¦ £25.99
• Lots of levels and things to destroy, but not much to do at the
end of the day.
• Graphics suit the game, but no prizes for originality or style.
• Cool music and superb sound effects add some atmosphere.
• A reasonable game, but in a genre full of better shooters
Frenetic opens with a cinematic-style intro that shows a
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to be you, getting ready for battle.
Glorious cinematic openings used to be the domain of Psygnosis and the occasional high-profile game. Now everybody is getting in on the act. The net result can only be good news for Amiga game players as visual treats galore are dished out before a game begins.
The problem with this approach used to be that you ha to wade through the entire intro every time you croaked, take Shadow of the Beast for instance. Frenetic sidesteps this by allowing you to boot the game directly from the second disk, while the intro lives on disk one!
Sure, no amount of pretty piccies can save a lame game but they establish atmosphere and really show what the machine can do when K lets rip - and It's useful for impressing your Gran and other folk who think computing is still in the Speccy age.
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THE NATIONAL REPAIR CENTRE £57.45 COVERS ANY REPAIRS 0733 391234 FMG House Newcombe Way, Orton Southgate Peterborough PE2 0SF The Wall has fallen. Democracy has swept into the liast and the World is becoming a far safer place to be in.
But behind the public handshakes and smiles the Cold War is still going on. The Bear and the Ragle never sleep.
The USA is still developing its Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) but the Russians are closing fast. Bright Star' is a Soviet laser defence system to rival SDI. It's proceeding apace and only you can stop it. You're in control of the SDI project, which encompasses everything front hiring and firing the staff to arranging for enemy scientists to be liqui dated’. It's not an easy job.
Star wars The majority of the game is mouse or joystick run and you control everything from a main menu. Sub-menus take you to the detail and the whole thing works smoothly, simply and well. It needs to because it runs in real time and you'll have to make some quick decisions about where to place your spies, assigning people to top jobs and conducting naughty espionage in the USSR.
Cardinal of the Kremlin Bar graphs display everything from team efficiencies to the danger your operatives in the field are in. Slowly, as you manage your people, the SDI project comes together and (hopefully) Bright Star runs into big US- initiated hassle. The knowledge of your team increases as you test all the latest devices. You must determine how well the devices worked and what changes need implementing. Then you get some bods in to carry the changes out.
Chew the asses of those who've failed and keep the project rolling. This is simultaneous plate-spinning and juggling territory .
Dealing with the RBI and CIA spooks requires a deft touch. They jump at shadows and just love to open lire. But their intelligence is vital if you're to trip up the Russians.
They also look after your own security. Leaks cost lives, and worse, make the President look bad in front of the cameras.
You can talk to the Russians, and even negotiate with them (the tlesh creeps...I. but the game really hinges on how you play your two trump cards. One is the Archer. This is an elite Afghani rebel who is fighting for his homeland (which lie’s since had back, incidentally). "Bright Star" is close to the Afghani border, so a stray missile might perhaps be
1. The laser research team.
Watch for your eggheads burning out (due to hard work), and make sure they don't blab about their Jobs.
2. The laser testing team.
These guys try the lasers out (what on exactly isn't specified) They also write the software (and the odd virus when they're bored).
J. The CIA.
The spooks look after your 'overseas interests'. They all wear shades and have large armpit-bulges. So whatever you do never annoy the CIA.
Choose your department heads carefully. Logically this would mean avoiding people with dark glasses.
Strange hair and foreign names, but since that rules out 90 per cent of the USA's scientific community, you'll have to have some pinko weird-beards in. Just keep a close watch on them, that's all.
If you want more reconnaissance satellites, then simply commandeer the Shuttle, chuck out all the civilians and get the press out of the area.
Bung your satellites in the hatchback and off to the stratosphere you go.
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The Empire strikes back Then there's the central character: The Cardinal. He's a Red Army Colonel but luckily for you lie's also an American spy. Believe what he tells you because it'll he vital to whether you w in or lose.
The Cardinal. A deeply religious man, he likes nothing better than golf, social drinking and betraying his country's most important secrets to the inferior Western capitalist warmongers. But if you ask too much of him he could get caught and be given a severe ticking off from the KCB. It might even limit his chances of promotion in the Red Army.
4. The FBI.
The FBI look after the security of your project. If there are any leaks or defections then it's the FBI who should get it in the neck. If you can find them, that is.
The game is based on (he I'M 7 Tom C'lancv novel of the same name, bui the atmosphere Clancy imbues his hooks with is sadly not repealed here. Whal we have is possibly the ultimate management sim. The detail (all lified from ihc impressively accurate book) goes some way lo instilling the feeling of Superpowers on a knife-edge, hul it's mainly a case ol compromise and learn, until experience tells you what settings to select and who to hire. The arcade sequence doesn't help much because it's restricted by memory and is too simple in presentation Tin’ Ciiriliiuil Of The Kremlin is nicely put
together. It's pleasant lo use but still complex and taxing. However, the Cold War is being forgoltcn. And this is one management game that already feels out of date 79 SEPTEMBER 1991 James Leach O Cardinal of the Kremlin Accolade ¦ £24.99 9 Clearly written game and manual.
It's definitely a slick piece of work.
• Time limit and huge number of variables make it a tough game,
and one which can be solved in many different ways.
• Atmosphere of international intrigue and governmental inter
vention is lacking, especially since it the Cold War has passed
us by.
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Rotary club Once you lake a look at the spec, it becomes obvious this is not a real aircraft, but has been built by the programmer (Mac Avery) as a combination of both current design and projected military technology. It's a fictional helicopter that must fly realistic missions in a bid to hold together a fragile peace.
Ir. Thunderhawk has been undergoing iesi flights and the findings are outlined below. The opinion of all iesl pilots is unanimous, this bird was bom to fly. There's one thing all Amiga-based airforces will want to know before procurement takes place though: does it clip the wings of MicroProse's Apache GunshipT' Flying 10 themed missions in six scenarios. The Thunderhawk has to live up to its billing as a multi-talented attack chopper. Its roles encompass that of bomber, rescue craft.
Flying missile platform and submarine killer. _ ____ Each campaign starts out as a single mission Thunderhawk edges in for a landing at Ice Station Omega, making Apocalypse Now look like Terms of Endearment, which opens a 10-flight story: a tale you have What will it find? The answer to this mystery will provide the imputeus for the next following sorties, so let's hope to see right through to the end ‘t s somethin9 really violent! Then there will be an excuse to shoot that truck which is locked in your sights.
Th under kawk As each mission unfolds the pressure is slowly upped. Raids go deeper into enemy territory, new information alters your objectives and retributive strikes turn simple missions into a hardware hell.
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Missile madness!
Before take off you get to choose which ordnance you’ll take out on the killing spree. Just select the weapon you want from the stores and stick it on the hard- point of your cholce.Thundertiawk can carry a load of kit, but special tools are needed for special tasks.
With a crafty combination of button clicks and holds, the helicopter can be flown almost entirely via the mouse. The keyboard commands that remain are for chaff, flares and the 'toggleable' systems, such as night sights. The main guidance comes from the mouse so there's always a free hand available to stab at the necessary keys when the missiles start to rip. Effective control is never lost as hands transfer from joystick to keypad. Panic, when under fire remains the only problem.
SEPTEMBER 1991 The weapons systems need practice before they can be used effectively, and many Thundcrhawks will tumble before it's mastered. Competence comes quickly and then the game changes from a futuristic helicopter simulation to a deadly battle for survival.
Thunderhawk is all about action: a non-stop shooting war where there are only the quick and the dead. Missile batteries have to be blasted or avoided, radars ducked or destroyed, while fighter planes and hunter- killer helicopters of the opposition prowl.
Using the mouse, the Thunderhawk soars smoothly with a reassuringly realistic lag between command and response - a factor good Thunderhawk pilots will quickly assimilate and build into their flying technique.
Flexible and fast, the mouse system allows a thorough exploration of the helicopter flight experience, which is just as well because the 60 missions lest the Thunderhawk well outside its performance envelope.
Slick stuff Any flight simulation has a limited appeal if the world it inhabits presents no threat or challenge. Thunderhawk doesn't suffer here, if anything it overdoses on action. You've hardly lime to orientate yourself on the first flight before unpleasant things start hitting the fan.
Unpleasant things like anti-aircraft fire and missiles, the fan being your rotor blades.
Slick polygon work and graphic effects ensure that the feel of flight is dramatically Thunderhawk is trying to blast Gunship from the Amiga sky and grab the mantle of the top chopper sim. Can a revolutionary control system and 60 sequential missions give it sufficient lift?
Rclold. Rolling smoothly with every command the world can quickly become a swirling mass of HUD lines and hills if concentration and control is lost. Yet even when the deadly yellow triplc-A fire pierces the night sky. And you're using the night-sight. Everything remains clear. The HUD and computer-control screens relay flight information calmly, readable at a glance, just the way they should.
The polygons used to create the actual world over which Thunderhawk hovers arc solidly constructed and move well. Mountains and vehicles arc nothing new. But the effects are. Explosions are a swirling sphere of stippled red and yellow spots, that fade to grey when the fire bums out. A small effect but it adds vastly to the realism of the situation.
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Thunderhawk, being an object of fantasy, has to build and maintain its own mystique. The clever animated briefings and reports that fall between each mission help to establish a inythos. There's even a cartoon intro sequence explaining the unit's inception, a dressing that only arcades or adventures have had to date.
This package is a complete one. Establishing Thunderhawk as the hybrid it really is.
"Thunderhawk is a nonstop shooting war where there are only the quick and the dead."
Really?
The biggest problem is that it plays for keeps and it plays fast. There's no flying to-and- from missions, you're delivered within striking distance at the start. So. Good pilots will find themselves progressing rapidly through the 60 missions simply because each sortie tends to be a short, swift exercise: a factor which limits lesser pilots' progress.
Reality fans may claim Thunderhawk lacks 'serious military credibility'. This is a mistake: sure, everything isn't accurate down to the last rivet, but in terms of playability and speed it's leagues ahead. Gunship now looks its age and can't hope to match state-of-the-art 1991 3D work. If there is one thing that hasn't been simulated, though, it's any flaws. Even the best modem technology has at least one foible - a 'flight characteristic' - that has to be worked around, but Thunderhawk has none.
Thunderhawk creates a thrilling 3D environment. Filled to the brim with bullets, blasting and battles. Its unique control system promotes fast learning and allows the game itself to start at a sprint. Trick flying and quick firing arc the only routes to survival from the word go. Segmented well with animated briefings. Each campaign is a story that you create with brave deeds and hot flying.
SEPTEMBER 1991 Trenton Webb O Thunderhawk Core Design ¦ £30.99
• The excellent control system frees the game from the normal sim
constraints.
• Six campaign stories, each with 10 tough sorties.
• The animated intro and briefing screens add continuity.
• High-speed simulation with more hostile Are than you could
possibly care to imagine.
• Futuristic violence in a fast vector world, an action adventure
in every sense of the word.
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Hands up who remembers the golf game Leatlerboard! Only the excellent PGA Tour Golf has managed to match its stylish and addictive golfing gamcplay. So how does the latest golf sim shape up m a lairway of games which hav e attempted to go one better than the Leiuler, which is now showing its colours on the budget circuit?
It's a game of 18 holes Brian You know exactly what to expect from a golf game. The conditions have got to be realistic, the club selection's got to be easy and the graphics need to look something like a large area of greeners with IS flags sal on it. On the surface Challenge Golf follows these criteria, but start playing the game and a very different impression is formed.
85 SEPTEMBER 1991 Hole One at Sotogrande and there's a massive challenge on. Simply keep hitting the ball up the fairway until you reach the small smooth area of grass, then you hit the ball a bit softer until it goes into the little hole!
The menu screen is where conditions are chosen. Names entered, players loaded and saved, sounds turned on anil off and the skill level chosen. The screen itself is tatty and you soon realise that things don't bode well for the actual game. Having set up your options you can choose to either shoot al the driving range or take part in a bit of strokeplay.
Additionally, computer-controlled opponents can be selected, simply pick the one that looks like lie’ll get the beers in after the game.
The driving range is entirely bland, but then you could level that criticism at real driving ranges. Different clubs can be chosen, enabling you to perfect your swing, though perfecting your swing is the least of your problems with this game.
But why are the balls that funny shape?
The main play screen presents you with a behind the shoulder' view of Ihe fairway w ith your golfer sat in the middle straddling a large red arrow. On the left-hand side of the screen is a miniature map of the golf course, the currently selected club, a wind meter and the load, save and exit options.
To choose a club all you have lo do is simply click on the club screen and cycle Don’t ask me how you're meant to concentrate on your putt when there's a huge great red arrow obscuring the cubist abstract green. Faldo never had these hassles.
Through until you find the appropriate stick you'd like to hit the funny while ball with.
When the wind lixiks like it has subsided from gale force you can change the general direction of the ball by moving the large red arrow in the appropriate direction.
Whacking the ball down the fairway (or the sand in my case) you get to choose a different club and have another crack at the pin.
Sink the ball and a sample of a goldfish hitting a pavement echoes about and the ecstatic phrase "HOLE" greets your amazing feat.
Oh, so that's a putting green is it?
Unfortunately this golf sim is extremely lacklustre. The gameplay is slow, riddled with annoy ing pauses and bland. The game brings nothing new to the arena of computer-simulated golf except a bail feeling that people actually want you to pay money for this game.
In a flight simulator you have realistic combat conditions, in a racing game you have pitstops. But in this golf simulation you have large red arrows and some dreadfully simplistic gamcplay.
If Challenge Gulf had turned up in the public domain then, no doubt, it would have received rave reviews and a large pat on the back. But it isn't public domain and it isn't a challenge. Either go and bus PGA Tour or I .emlerbaanl (the supcr-dooper 27 zillion course pack), or wait for MicroProse's golf game, because Challenge Go brings about as much credibility to Amiga games entertainment as Japan does to w hale conservation.
Andy Hutchinson
• Tame graphics and sparse samples.
• Gameplay is lacking. Lasting interest is minimal.
• Clumsy shot direction controls.
• Annoying pauses every time an overhead view is shown.
• Massively simplistic graphic depiction of a putting green.
Mk) 45% Challenge Golf On-line Ent. ¦ £25.99 Epilogue time, or in other words: time to wrap up the Screenplay pages by mentioning the games that just squeezed in and to fill you in on the important chart news... Spoutrottl Hero Quest - The Return of the Witchlord Gremlin ¦ £14.99 Gremlin's spiffy conversion of the low-level hack-and-slash board-game now has more quests.
Return of the Witchlord is part two of the sword-waving, spell-casting tale of warriors and wizards. Ten new missions are on offer, to test the mettle of even the best qucstcrs.
These new quests are tough stuff, w ith hordes of hard nasties inside the very first door. So those saved parties from Hero Quest, complete with all their purchased weaponry and magic armour is going to be essential if you arc to make a successful assuait on the Witchlord 10 new challenges await the party and all are proper Hero Quest (the board game version) adventures so you can be sure that all have a few surprises tucked up thdeir armoured sleeves. Yet they all use the same interface established in Hero Quest, so play w ill be just as slick.
Previously when you played the game it was so easy (even for the solo player) that managing four characters was a cinch, so the data disk has arrived just in time to catch the preliminary buzz of the original release. There has to be a huge number of hcros questing out there already, with the original riding high at number seven in the charts (sec overleaf) and this data disk deserves to be an equal success. Hero Quest is needed in order to run Return of the Witchlord. But it has to be an absolute must for any Barbarian . Elf Wiz or Dwarf who want who want more Chaos Warriors to kill, zombies
to slice, skeletons to slice.... 87 SEPTEMBER 1991 A magical history score, or that was the month that was... THIS MONTH’S SCORES Manchester United Europe 80% Flightpath 737 10% Mega-lo-Mania 91% Barbarian 76% Jimmy White's Snooker 91% Proflight 75% ONE YEAR AGO Thunderhawk 90% Germ Crazy 75% Operation Stealth 90% Bart vs the Space Mutants 81% Mercs 72% Supremacy 90% Llamatron 89% I c ?
O 72% Monty Python 88% Frenetic 67% Impossible Mission 72% Magic Fly 88% Atomino 72% Life and Death 70% Shadow of the Beast II 87% Navy Seals 65% Chost Battle 69% Extase 86% Challenge Coif 45% Sharkey's Moll 69% Time Machine 85% Battle Chess II 76% Frost byte 69% Tie Break 84% The Cardinal of the Kremlin 59% Prehistorik 68% Plotting 81% Swap 59% Tangram 60% Simulcra 80% Sliders 60% Bill and Ted's Ex. Adventure 58% Venus the Fly Trap 79% Armalyte 51% Champion of the Raj 57% Thunders trike 77% Striker Manager 53% John Lowe's Ultimate Darts 55% Unreal 74% Billiards II Simulator 58% Crime Doesn't
Pay 54% Cold of the Aztecs 73% Arcade Trivia Quiz 57% LED Storm 46% Bomber Mission Disk 71% Stack Up 80% Hails of Montezuma 43% Ziriax 68% Hero Quest Data Disk 85% Bionic Commando 43% Starblade 67% Interceptor 42% Codename Iceman 64% A MONTH AGO Beastbusters 41% The Colonel's Bequest 60% R-Type II 88% Thai Boxing 16% Web of Terror 48% RBI 2 84% Protector 13% Yolanda 46% The Games: Summer Edition Kixx ¦ £7.99 Arcade Trivia Quiz Zeppelin ¦ £7.99 Dear Points of Vie* , why.
Oh why.do people still keep producing quiz games where you win pretend cash? Despite the obvious flaw (you don't get the dosh) they are still massively intriguing, especially when played by a group, with everybody yelling wrong answers. Arcade Trivia Quiz spoils this advantage with a dodgy joystick system that you don't so much control as react to. The catagories flash past while the timer kicks down so you're penalised for waiting for a topic you can answer, which seems a bit unfair. The questions are varied and offer some reasonably outrageous answers. The game looks pretty but can't
escape its own essential pointlessncss. A reasonable example of a strange genre Arcade Trivia Quiz isn't horrendous it just isn't that hot.
Ah yes! I remember when these multi-event sports simulation games were all the rage.
Unfortunately the idea had been pretty much wrung dry by the time the Summer Edition of Epyx's The Games series had been reached. It follows an earlier proven formula, with 16 different sporting events to try, all controlled from the joystick. The game itself is well presented with a number of varied sections, but the whole thing seems like a bit of a waste of time. The controls are complex and confusing and the loading is painfully slow. Still, it's fairly cheap and worth a look if you REALLY have to have an Olympic simulation. Otherwise. I wouldn't bother if I were you.
Striker Manager D&H Games ¦ £25.99 Armalyte Thalamus ¦ £25.99 There are already a host of soccer management games on the market, with Ancos Player Manager.
Without a shadow of a doubt, at the top of the heap. So can D&H hope to knock this classic from its position? The answer is actually no. Striker Manager has some nice menu graphics and option screens, but that's about it really. Instead of trying to create a frantic and realistic soccer atmosphere it bombards you with lists of attributes and options that only go to confuse the player. Although it seems quite a deep game, the lack of explanations soon become frustrating. Another point is that the 'arcade highlights' (the game's attempt at atmosphere) are tragically hilarious!
This frenetic space blast was originally released a few years ago on the C64 to massive critical acclaim. Now that an Amiga version has arrived, you'd expect improved audiovisuals and more fluid gameplay. But unfortunately, the sound is weak, the graphics are gaudy and the game itself is rather unplayable. As far as the appearance goes, the brightly coloured scenery leaves the background looking rather flat, instead of the futuristic image that it should have. It's quite a struggle lo get the ship to respond to the controls, so the movement just doesn't feel right. Armalyte's programmers.
Arc also wrote R-Type II. Which is a much better game than this will ever be.
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- ** r, ? * ** a ** • ** • SEPTEMBER 1991 Stack up Zeppelin ¦
£7.99 Billiards II Simulator Infogrames ¦ £1 9.99 Isn’t it
strange that as soon as one unusual style of game appears,
another similar game seems to quickly follow .
Elsewhere in this issue you'll find a review of the superb Jimmy White's Snooker (Page
58) . And what should also appear? A billiards simulator! What a
coincidence. There's an attempt to flesh out this
lcast-exciting-of-ali baize sports up with a number of
variants and modes. In between sit a number of static screens
to create the impression of being in a casino. There's even a
choice of overhead and 3D mode but neither are massively
convincing. Unfortunately. Infogrames' version looks rather
scrappy and dated next to Virgin's somewhat slicker product.
If you have to play a game based on the old 'green' table, it
has to be said that Jimmy White's your man. The variety and
options offered here can't compensate for Jim's class.
Basically a variation on the Tetris Columns genre. You control sets of traffic symbols as they drop from the top of the grid. The idea is to form lines of three or more matching symbols running vertically, horizontally or even diagonally.
Forming row s of four symbols counts as two lines, making it easier to reach the target. Later levels feature more hazardous obstacles. Such as randomly generating blocks that fill the empty gaps on the grid. As you would expect from this type of game, the actual gameplay is extremely simple.
Despite this, the going is pretty good fun and you'll soon find that it's strangely addictive - more so than many full-priced games. At the budget price of less than eight quid it's well worth any puzzle game fans having a look.
Contact!
Congrats all round for Wakefield's globe trolling Team 17. Who have stomped, punched.
BUDGET TOP TEIV 1() Full Contact Team 17 2(3) Lombard RAC Rally Hit Squad 3 ) Xenon 2 Mirror Image 4(4) North and South Action 16 5(1) Fantasy World Dizzy Code Masters 6(2) Defender of the Crown Mirror Image 7(5) Miami Chase Code Masters S(-) Run the Gauntlet Hit Squad 9(10) 3D Pool Mirror Image 10(8) Little Puff Code Masters I®.
Rr~nr. 11 kicked and nutted their way to number one with Full Contact. The glorious graphics more than make up for the few flaws in the game- play. They've set new standards for original budget games and their entrance into the full-price sector, w ith Alien Breed, is eagerly awaited.
The Hot Spot The new Number One - F- 15 - has (desert) stormed in. Can it match the illustrious F-19 for staying power? Both leapt in to the lop of the charts the month after their release. F-19 is still stalking the lower reaches of the Top 30 to this day (although it's hard to spot), but only time will tell if it can deliver its chart ordnance as effectively.
Game maker You cannot be serious! Well you can actually, because 3D Construction Kit has built itself a strong chart position. Despite its £50 price tag its interactive potential has already catapulted it to number 24 and it's sure to go higher. It will also provide the ideal retort next time a dour faced ST techie lays the "games machine" trip on you.
Staying Power?
The brilliant Monkey Island continues to hang in there al Number Three, a stunningly high position for an adventure. With Eye of ihe Beholder. Lemmings. Gods. Railroad Tycoon.
PGA Tour Golf. F-l 5 II. Spcedhall 2. Kick Off 2 and F I9 it proves that quality always wins out. All have been on sale for absolutely ages and still they are dominating sales. Strange, but has anvone seen a Turtle reccntlv?
SEPTEMBER 1991 Below Ah. You noticed! Well, we were hoping, that being such nice folks you wouldn't ask. But since you have, here's why we haven't reviewed some of the games that are currently in the chart.
Kick Off 2 - Winning Tadics - Anco Despite the best efforts of our scouts we have not been able to negotiate a transfer deal.
Cricket Simuahor - Soundwarc International. The review has been rained off due to bad light and our need for software before review (SBR) which is a bit like LBW but less conclusive.
Spirit of Excalibut - Virgin. Ah no excuses, we let this one slip a few months back. No excuses it's our fault. We have played it though, so here goes: it's a slowish (well very slow) knights game, with some spiffs pics and neat plot Verdict 62% THE AMIGA FULL PRICE CHART 1 l(-) New F-15 Strike Eagle MicroProsc £29.99 EG90% 2(-) New Manchester United Krisalis £25.99 80% 3(2) ?
The Secret of Monkey Island
l. ucasfilnt liS Cold £29.99 FG92% 4(1) ?
Eye of the Beholder SSI TS Cold £30.99 FG92% 5(4) T PGA Tour Golf Electronic Arts £25.99 EG90% 6(6) ¦ Lemmings Psygnosis £24.99 EG92% 7(5) T Hero Quest (iremlin Graphics £25.99 85% 8(3) ?
Kick Off 2 - Winning Tactics Anco £12.99 See Below 9(14) ?
Switchblade 2 Gremlin Graphics £25.99 70% 10(9) ?
Gods Renegade £25.53 EG 90% 11(-) ¦ Toki Ocean £25.99 78% 12(11) ?
Railroad Tycoon MicroProsc £34.99 FG92% 13(7) ?
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Life and Death Mindscape £25.53 70% 15(8) ?
Speedball 2 Image Works £24.99 FG94% 16(15) T Chuck Rock Core Design £24.99 80% 17(16) T Cricket Simulator Soundware International £24.99 See Below 18(21) ?
MegaTraveller Empire £29.99 70% 19(-) New Mercs I S Gold £25.99 72% 20(24) ?
Supercars 2 Gremlin Graphics £19.99 80% 21(25) ?
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SAMPLERS & SEQUENCERS EXPLAINED SAMPLE » sound that has be*-, loaded rto a computer. Art) s represented by numbers (digital) rather man noises (analogje) SAMPLER Usuaby a smat cartridge that akrws you to take sounds trcm a microphone (with amphftabon). Tape CO etc and recc'd ta tize) men rto your computers memory Once m tne memory a sample (sound) can be changed using the sampling software SAMPLING SOFTWARE Allows you to alter sounds that nave been digitized by the SAMPLER Normal functions wttn sampfcng software nckude loading and savrg a sample to disk, altenng the sample by cutting, speeding
up'down. Fading Wool lommg to other samples and much much SEQUENCER A sequencer allows you to take samples and play them back m an order (sequence) that you determine For eiample. If you sampled a piano note, a sequencer wouks alow you to play that note bat* at different pitches and m a sequence you deode Your one note loaded into a sequencer can become a complete piece of piano music QUARTET A-MAS THE ADVANCED MIDI AMIGA SAMPLER Sour top lev© sampler tor the Amiga 5002000 and 1000* ('special order) combines top of the range electronics with a sensto* pnce Our unique wedge shaped carnage
ncudes a bmlt m MIDI interface (n. Out 6 thru) eliminating the need to swap between sampler and mu* interface Other ports include microphone input arto phono lefl 4 nghi n Our software is a ’wmmnfl package’ as described by AMIGA WORLD magazine, and incorporates a state of the art stereo editing suite with virtually every feature youd want to lay your hands on A separate MIDI control panel allows utilisation of the bmlt-wi interface wrth the possibility to piay back up to 10"' different samples pitch shifted on your MIDI keyboard Don t think A MAS is a toy either, our pnce policy bnngs high
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GRAND TOTAL ENCLOSED Game Busters Winners Box The wonderful Eye of the Beholder maps and lips are well worih this month's prize, so a mail-order voucher is on it's way to Paul Hardy for the tips and another goes out to Mike Kershaw for the maps. Well that's the big stuff sorted out. What else?
Oh yes! Lee Patterson and Bryan Miller win £25 vouchers for their Helping Hand cheats! Enjoy your prizes, folks!
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Well, it's getting late-on in the holidays, and you're all obviously trying to get that last mad thrash out on your favourite games before you have to pack away your joystick and start working again. The problem is, how are you supposed to finish off that tricky level before you quit? Well all you have to do is read Maff Evans' hot tips in this month's latest thrilling installment... GEM-X Pondering over a puzzle game can be great fun. Especially when the presentation is as lovely as this one's.
However, it can Ik frustrating to slung out of the game just because you can't get the knack of one screen! If this is the case then here's a treat for you: a list of the level codes to help you bash through to the end of the game.
LEVEL CODE SEPTEMBER 1991 PP HAMMER More puzzle game mayhem! This time featuring pneumatic tools.
Whatever next? These tools arc dangerous things, and they should only be handled by experts. This could explain why you can't get vers far in the game! Never mind, try these codes for size and romp through with ease!
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P. GAME?."?: S ZAXAS Murray Clarke.
Snlihul. esl Midlands 3a 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 SWI V This is a good shoot-em-up. Is it not? Well, obviously we thought so. That's why we gave it a Formal Gold! Still, as is the nature of shoot-em-ups. They arc a little difficult once you gel stuck into them! Fortunately, a whole host of you helpful readers have sent in this little cheat to help you along.
Start the game as normal and press P to pause, then type in NCC-1701. The game will be so impressed at your know ledge of Star Trek it w ill give you infinite lives! Not bad. Eh?
IBIWHFJD 45 GEHRBIRr AA3VJEAC 46 CDESSHFE FzJVJIDSB 47 VCUSUGTE 5VHICBR3 48 CARIHEHD UTEJEAFA 49 EWDJGDC-C 3SUJUWTA 50 SVAJIC3C FJRRWUGW 51 STJUCAIB BIDSJTFV 52 DSGUDWDB UHASTSAV 53 DRWFUVCA BFREGJIV 54 SJTa7"JTX FEHFIIDT 55 SHFWRSDW 3DACCHCT 56 DQCVTRW UCUBEGUS 57 DFTBGJVJ BAGBVEES 58 SDJBIHJU GWDABCWR 59 SCCBCGAT C7THSCVJ 60 DBWBEFST 7TJHUAJJ 61 EWICWDRS CSCGGWAI 62 TVFDBCFP.
IGRWFVSH 63 TUVDSBTR CIIECTRH Martin Devlin.
IGIT'a'RTG Knightsuood. Glasgow SHADOW DANCER A lot of people enjoy ed this martial-arts thrash, but I have lo say I found it pretty frustrating What’ You did too? Well why not try this cheat for size?
Dunng the game, press pause and type in GIVE ME INFINITIES You will now be blessed with infinite credits and magic. That should make all those baddies easier to kill off!
Malcolm Davies.
Evesham. W orcestershire Eye of the Beholder Not since Dungeon Master has there been a game that has stirred the adventure-game scene so much. In fact it has been winning fans all over the place due to its superb presentation, rich atmosphere and sheer depth. However, this adventuring lark can be difficult for novice game players, so here are some hints and maps to get you going.
Entrance 104 SEPTEMBER 1991 A - Thl* is where you will find a dwarf who Is willing to join your party.
B - There are a lot of Inscriptions written on the walls for you to read.
C - This room where you will find some clothes and a medallion to use later on.
D - When you search this room, you will come across a Dwarven Shield.
E - A sealed-off entrance with a note warning of the evil beyond. You should use the Stone Medallion here.
F - This room Is labelled as the 'Oracle of Knowledge'. It is where you can find out about all your magical Items.
C - The Stone Sceptre can be located in this room. It is the item that works the fireplace teleport systems.
M - This ring improves your armour class by three points.
Exit THE MAPS Maps lo the firs! Few levels are included in the package, so you only need addilional maps from Level Four. Here are guides lo three of Ihe sewer levels to get you started. If you still have trouble, we'll try and bring you more as we get them, so keep watching this space!
CREATING YOUR PARTY There are only four basic character classes for you to choose from and these are: Warriors.
Clerics. Mages and Thieves. In order to complete sour quest successfully, you will need at least one of each character type to join you in your party.
Warriors iFighters. Rangers and Paladtnst are highly skilled with weapons and will be extremely useful at the front of your party, where they will be able to handle most of the melee fighting.
Thieves are only average fighters, bui they come into their own in certain locations, since they are the only character class with the ability to pick locks.
Mages and Clerics should stay at the back of the party, so that ihev can cast spells without fear of being wounded in battle. Mage spells are mostly offensive, with Clerics casting spells of mainly a defensive nature. Clerics arc particularly useful, since they are the only class (except for Paladins) with the ability to turn' undead monsters.
Demi-Humans are initially more powerful than their human counterparts, since they can become multi-class characters.
When selecting characters beware of the Class Restrictions, because a Dwarven Cleric.
Can only proceed to Level 10. Once the maximum level for a character has been reached, they may not increase any further in rank. For example, a Halfling Fighter isn't as good as a Dwarvcn Fighter, since the Halfling can only proceed to Level Nine. Bear these restrictions in mind when sorting out your team's attributes.
Half-Elves seem to be a good choice, because they are semi-resistant to certain spells and poisons. They also have the greatest number of available KEY g LADDER % KENKD EGG o 0 DDDR * RDCK n HDLE SCROLL PRESSDRE PAD FALSE WALL M SPIDER WEB ¦¦ ¦¦ FDDD LEVER 6 RING * PDTIDN "'y ARROW KEY classes and have no level-reslrictions.
However. DON'T select Elves as Player Characters! They do have certain advantages over other classes, hut they can't be raised from the dead by any means!
MEMORISING AND CASTING SPELLS As you can sec in the manual. Clones and Mages cast rather different types of spells. You have to know what spells are initially useful and how to proceed w ith the various kinds of magic.
First level Mages will find DETECT MAGIC and MAGIC MISSILE spells useful to begin with.
DETECT MAGIC reveals any magical items the team may he earn ing, while MAGIC MISSILE is las you may have gathered! A low-level offensive spell. As a Mage increases in level, he will gain much more effective attacking spells such as MELF'S ACID ARROW.
LIGHTNING BOLT and CLOUDKILL.
Clerics should select CURE LIGHT WOUNDS and BLESS spells to benefit the party in combat. Clerics' ranks increase so they will gain more powerful spells like CREATE FOOD AND WATER. NEUTRALISE POISON.
FLAME STRIKE and RAISE DEAD.
Both types of magic users need to memorise or pray for spells in order to commit them to memory. Once you have selected the spells you want to memorise, rest your group for a while and the spells will he remembered ready for easting. If there are any creatures nearby, you won t be able to rest, so move away from any nasties so that you can't even hear them.
Spells may be found on scrolls which are throughout the sewer systems and may be for either Clerics or Mages.
Spells for Mages can be used directly from the scroll or transferred to their spell book using the SCRIBE command Ironi the CAMP menu. Whichever you select, the scroll will vanish from the Mage's hands when used. Note that you can only Scribe spells into the book that the Mage doesn't yet have!
Clerics, unlike Mages, don't have spell books Therefore Clerics can only use spells directly from the scrolls, so they can only be used once.
FEEDING TIME You must always make sure that your characters are well fed! You will notice that there arc both small and large food packages, offering according amounts of nourishment There are also some potions which, once drunk, can drive away hunger. The best way to nourish your party is to get a Mage to cast a CREATE FOOD AND WATER spell when they can. This will restore all the team members' Food bars to maximum.
LET BATTLE COMMENCE Most of the other characters you will come across will be hostile, so it's vital to adopt a good combat technique.
Position any Fighter-type characters you employ in positions one and two and any Clerics or Mages in positions three and four. This way your Fighters will be able to battle on the front line while being backed up by spells east from the back of the formation.
Continued overleaf A«L a n entertainment, inc ACCLAIM'" AND MASTERS Of THE GAME'" ARE TRADEMARKS Of ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT INC. THE SIMPSONS'" TM 4 ® 1990 TWENTIETH CENTURY fOX f ILM CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A - Operating this lever will reset all the holes found in the room below.
A magic ring is to be found here with an unspecified use. Experiment to try and find a useful place to use it.
C - There are a few useful items to be found here including a Scroll containing the Spell of Invisibility, a 10-foot rod and also the Plate Mail armour.
N - This is where you will find the Scale Mail armour and a key.
E - You will come across a dwarf at this point, he will give you a mission and will tell you how to use the portals.
- This is the Cleric Dwarf. Me comes in extremely useful, since
he can heal your party and raise the dead.
- In order to operate this portal, you need to use the necklace
found at point M. H - This is the Stone necklace which is to be
used with portals and it is what you need to use at point C.
- Mere Is where you will find an extremely useful spell to add to
your magic - the Wand of Cone of Ice.
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- The Bracers can be found here. You can use this piece of armour
to deflect shots fired at you by enemies.
SEPTEMBER 1991 il - Mere is a hostile Mage who will attack your party. Also to be found here is the 'Cone of Cold' Wand and some potions.
- In order to operate this portal you will need to use the Stone
Ring, which you can find at point F. rt - Should you look
around at this point, you will find an extra piece of weaponry
in the form of an Adamantite Dart.
I - A useful magical weapon - the 'Magic Missile’ Wand - can be found here.
- The Stone Ring that you need to operate the portal at point C
is here.
KEY I ADDER 0-0 DDDR H HOLE PRESSURE PAD PI SPIDER WEU LEVER 4 PDTIDN
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you to injure monsters by closing doors on them. Instead you
have to hold your ground and fight it out with an enemy.
Alternatively you can swipe at your opponent, step back and swipe again and so on until he is slain.
Don't be afraid to execute a 'tactical retreat' - all right, run away if that's what you want to call it! It is sometimes easier to close yourself off in a room to cast healing spells than it is to try and heal a player while fighting.
Undead creatures arc usually pretty easy to overcome, providing you have a Cleric handy! Use the Cleric to turn the creature, then follow it as it runs away, striking it in the back with your weapons and spells until it drops.
Giant Spiders and Mantis Warriors are another kettle of fish completely.
These creatures arc VERY dangerous!
Spiders arc poisonous, and poison is fatal unless you cast a NEUTRALISE POISON spell or find a Potion of CURE POISON. SLOW POISON spells will postpone a character's death, but the next time you rest your party, the poisoned character will die in their sleep.
Mantis Warriors will paralyse a character if they manage a successful strike. Paralysed characters can't attack or cast spells and will be useless during combat unless a Cleric casts a REMOVE PARALYSIS spell on them With both these creatures, your best method of combat is to cast offensive spells from a distance. If you have to take part in close combat with them, use the swipe and retreat method as detailed previously. Make sure that you don't back into a dead-end though, because this is likely to be certain death!
ADVENTURING It's a good idea to make sure that you select characters from different races for KENKU EGG
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since you will find massages (Shouldn't that be messages? - Ed)
on some sections of walls in the sewers.
Some of these will be in Common (so anyone can read it), but others may be in Dwarfish. Elvish or another language.
Unless you have someone who can understand the language, you will be unable to decipher the writing, which is often important w hen solving puzzles.
When you find some writing and a character utters. "What a strange marking lo place here." Insert a dagger in to the crack in the w all and this will open a secret door.
You will find two skeletons on the earlier levels, both of which you must take. Later in the game you will be able to resurrect the dead adventurers, which will then join your party as non-player characters. As they say - six heads are better than four... don't they?
Agree to help the Dwarves on level four and allow Dohrun the Dwarven Fighter to join your party. You may now' visit the Dwarven Cleric, who will heal wounded party members and resurrect any that have been slain.
Whenever you find new items, use a DETECT MAGIC spell to see if they have any magical properties. This won't actually reveal what they do (you can only find that out by experimenting), but it will give you some indication of what magical items you possess.
Never fight the Rust Monsters hand-to-hand. Instead use missile weapons and long-range attacking spells such as MAGIC MISSILE and MELF'S ACID ARROW. Rust Monsters don't injure characters when they strike, instead they dissolve a metallic object the character is carrying - usually armour or weaponry!
Tips from: Paul A Hardy, Wales. Sheffield Maps from: Mike Kershaw, W eeks. Winchester «laim entertainment, inc ACCLAIM" AND MASTERS OF THE GAME" ARE TRADEMARKS OF ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT INC. THE SIMPSONS™ TMSC1990 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PLAYING TIPS Stj isr Helping Hand Once more Maff Evans tries to help out all those struggling games players. If there is a problem that he can't answer, maybe you can help? You could win yourself £25!
Too much monkey business I have just bought the game Toki. Hut I'm having a bit of a problem: basically I cannot get past the first section. Can y ou tell me the cheat code?
Joshua Kntuhistlc.
Manchester Well tmlav's your lucky day! Here's a solution cour- tesy of Bryan Miller in Elantyre. Glasgow . All you have to do is start the game and type in KILLER. You will then he lilessed with infinite credits and the ability to select levels by pressing I'l to FK What more could you possible ask for .’ In space, no-one can hear you whinge SEPTEMBER 1991 I was wondering whether your magazine has ever done a full solution to the game Space Ace by Readysoft. If you have, could you tell me how I could get hold of a copy?
Lewis Mackenzie.
Alness, Rosshire Well we did print a full solution way back in issue
10. But this is unfortunately no longer available.
However, all is tun lost because it was reprinted in the Screenplay book.
Looks like a job for weedol!
This may be a totally stupid question to ask you. But how the hell do you get the last two stones on Level 10 of Archipelagos'!
Simon Harrison, Salford Priors. Worcestershire A stupid question? In Amiga Formal? Perish the thought! In order lo gel all of the stones, you have to follow one fundamental rule. You have to be able to reach the stones by a CLEAR land-patlt. That is by straight, not diagonally, connecting squares w ith green land (not sandI on them. Once you've set up your land-patlt, you can then destroy the last two stones and go on lo take out tlte Obelisk.
Helping hand and the last cheat mode Please could you print a cheat for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, because I am totally stuck!
Paul Reeves.
Polegate. East Sussex A lot of people have been asking about this, and I m glad to say that I do have some maps and a solution, so a full set of hints will be printed soon. How soon ?
Well how does next issue sound'.’ All. I thought that would make you happy!
Cruise for a cheat In Issue 23. You asked for a cheat on Days of Thunder. I have just discovered this weird cheat First, enter the qualifying race as normal and press P to pause the game. Now type COMEFLYWITHME.
The screen should Hash to confirm the code, and w hen you unpause the game you can pull back on the joystick to soar into the air. Use the fire-button to ' move forward and the function keys to get a view of yourself fly ing through the sky.
Lee Patterson.
Iturscough, Lancashire Well done. Lee.
Thanks for yout help! A £23 Helping Ham.
Voucher will be on its way to you soon!
Divine Inspiration A lot of people have been writing in wondering about the pass codes in Renegade's Gods.
Unfortunately, the manual doesn't explain how to find them very well' The game is divided into Levels and Worlds, with three Worlds per Level. To get a password, which will allow' you to begin at the start ot a Level, you must have completed at least the first World of a Level AND reached the shop which immediately follows. When you eventually die the password will Ire displayed on the high-score table. If the second disk is write-enabled the password will have been saved to the score table on the disk. Just inputting the password, though, won't take you to the shop, it will only take you to
the beginning of the Level reached. Due to the strange font. U and V tend to look similar - so don't get confused!
Another thing to note is that the codes only apply to the copy of the game they were found 011!
Any attempt to use them on someone else's copy of the game won't work at all. So don't bother sending them in! All those people that have already sent me codes, sorry but their just no use to me!
Well that's it for another month. I'm afraid Sorry if your letter wasn't answered, don't worry though, because the solution may come up in a future issue.
Before I finish, a note to all those people asking for photocopies of maps and solutions. I'm sorry , but we just don't have the time to reply to letters personally, so I can't send any letters out. Even if they come with a stamped-addressed envelope. All I can do is print tips in Gamcbusters and Helping Hand or tell you w here you can get help.
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I AH3AI130 V 1VA BQDIDNI SBDIHd 77V [S0J5IUU1EUS3A31 Ad3AH30 V 1VA SomDNI SBDIdd 77V There is no easy way to learn games programming, but you can cut a lot of the hassle if you start off with a language specially designed to do some of the nastier jobs for you.
Jason Holborn shows you the AMOS short-cut to success.
So you want to be a games programmer?
SEPTEMBER 1991 SO YOL' WANT lo be a games programmer eh? I'm nol surprised. After all. Who could resist the lure of the lifestyle that these seemingly super-human coders seem to enjoy. Fast cars, mountains of cash and. To top it all. You get to wear those silly shades that are standard equipment for every games programmer.
So what is a budding games programmer to do? You've got two choices. Either you can swot up on assembler language for about five years, analyzing every piece of code that comes your way. Or alternatively there's Mandarin's AMOS. Badgcd as 'the Number One games creation tool'. AMOS certainly looks like the answer to every coder's dreams.
Like all things in life, however, the reality is somewhat less attractive.
Many people fall into the trap of thinking that AMOS will write your games for you.
Unfortunately, this just isn't true. Just like an assembler or any other programming language. AMOS is nothing more than a tool that is only as effective as the coder that uses it. If you’ve got little idea of how a game ticks, then there's simply no way that you'll produce even a half-decent game in your first few weeks of AMOS programming. Noughts and Crosses maybe, but Rainbow Islands 21 Forget it.
What AMOS does deliver arc the tools to make the process of games programming that bit easier. Previously, about 8091' of the time a programmer spent coding a game was wasted writing routines that might do little more than redraw the screen display and sprites or play music and sound effects on cue. AMOS takes away these boring tasks, allowing you to concentrate almost exclusively on the mechanics of the game itself.
To make things even simpler. AMOS includes a number of extra utilities that cover the many aspects of games coding. For starters, there's a powerful sprite editor that takes away much of the hassle involved in producing the objects that you'll want to have moving around the screen - the player's ship and attacking aliens, for example. There's also a Map Editor, which lets you create huge multi-screen levels that eat up a minimal amount of RAM - something that is important if your game is to run on a basic 512K Amiga.
Just about the only utility that AMOS doesn't offer is a music editor, but even this is covered with AMOS's powerful music conversion program. You can produce your music in any one of a number of commonly-availablc music packages and then have AMOS play the tunc under interrupt while your game is left to run at full speed.
AMOS is most certainly an impressive piece of software, but it has only one limitation - you. The user. If you're prepared to put in a lot of hard work learning to use it. Then go for it.
If you expect the Amiga lo do all the hard work for you. Then steer clear. O THE STORY OF AMOS (tarts in September 1988 with Hi* launch of a game-creation system called STOS for the Atari ST. Created by French software developer Jawx and published by Mandarin, it gave an unparalled level of control over the ST hardware and sold like hot tuna.
Jawx had no plans to produce an Amiga version, but the success of STOS convinced Mandarin it would be a good idea. Chris Payne, the man in charge of the project, soon realised that the Amiga version could go an awful lot further If it used the Amiga to the full~
- .so programmer Francois Lionet, one of the Jawx team, was set
to tinkering and became a convert to the Amiga almost
overnight. Since that day, Francois has concentrated his
efforts on putting all the power of the Amiga hardware under
AMOS's control.
AMOS was announced in 1 989 and caused a stir among Amiga owners keen for an east way to program, but as project co-ordinator Richard Vanner tweaked the quality the release was delayed. Only in July 1990 did AMOS finally go on sale, eight months after the first news of it was released.
AMOS proved its worth with four great little demo games (free with the system) and Mandarin intended to produce full-price games with AMOS. As far as we know none has ever appeared, though the top-selling educational package Fun School 3 from sister label Database, was partly programmed in AMOS.
Anything you make with AMOS can be set up as a stand-alone program and distributed wherever you like. A flood of AMOS-built programs quickly appeared in the PD and there's now even a special AMOS PD library with hundreds of disks on offer. Contact AMOS PD on 0942 495261. For some reason, there's heaps of educational stuff. AMOS seems to have tapped a rich seam of parents with good ideas who want to do it for themselves.
The latest update of AMOS has just arrived, along with a Compiler to speed up your programs and, most exciting of all, AMOS 3D.
Programmed by Voodoo Software, the guys behind the game Xfphos, the 3D system will let you create spectacular filled-vector games and demos. Now read on!
BAD CRAZINESS IS the best description of the way AMOS forces you lo go about making a stand-alone program that you can pass to your friends. You have to include the RAMOS mn-time module, which takes up masses of space, has to be obtained separately from AMOS PD if you're not a registered user and never quite seems to work properly anyway.
You may think that RAMOS does the job perfectly well as it is. But the advantages of a compiler have to been seen to be believed. If you’re using AMOS to write software that you wish to share with your friends, give to any one of the AMOS-relatcd PD libraries or even send into Amiga Format for publication on our Coverdisk, then a compiler is an absolute must. And now. At last, there is one!
Because the program no longer needs either the AMOS Interpreter or RAMOS to run. You can distribute your programming wares much more easily. Indeed, once it is compiled, it's perfectly likely that no-one would ever know that your programming masterpiece was even written in AMOS!
Probably the most striking feature of the AMOS Compiler is the extra speed that it gives your programs. Because the compiler converts your AMOS programs to high-speed machine code, programs are turbo-charged beyond recognition. In fact, it's all to easy to end up with a compiled program that actually runs too fast! In general, though, you can expect your programs to run at least two to five times their original speed.
There is a belief that compilers are terribly complicated beasts, but this most certainly isn't the case with the AMOS Compiler.
Whether you're running it from the CL1 or from within its beautifully-designed front end.
You'll find The Compiler child's play to use.
With its big. Bright presentation and logical design, you'd have to have the intellectual capacity of a cornflake to go wrong.
Operating The Compiler is a pretty simple task. Once it's loaded into memory, all you need do is to tell The Compiler whether to compile direct to disk or to RAM. Select 'Compile', give it the filenames of the source and destination files and you're away. Then in a matter of seconds your AMOS program is If you've got AMOS,you need to know about this.
It promises to speed up your creations and make them into proper standalone programs at last.
Jason Holborn clicks the Compile button and sits back to se what happens... The AMOS Compiler Program compiler for AMOS ¦ £29.99 ¦ Mandarin Corviled progran st
- Include rrror nessigvs? Yrs
- CrtJtr defaul t screen’ No
- Send WOS TO BACK upon booting’ He
- CLI progrons to run in the bickground’ No
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- Copy 11 libraries onto ran-dise? No
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compiled into super-fast machine code. Once compiled, the
resulting files still have a habit of being rather large in
size. To combat this.
The Compiler has built into it some very fast and very effective compression algorithmns that crunch the program down in size. The crunched programs automatically decompress on loading, although this has the inevitable side-cffcct of slowing things down somewhat.
Customise your compiler to suit your own needs.
Tht AMOS Compiler E29.99 Mandarin 0625 859333 It's been a long time coming, bul I can safely say lhal Ihe wail has most certainly been worth it. Mandarin have managed to produce a compiler system that is not only powerful, but is also easy to use. If you've sussed out how to use AMOS, then there's no question of whether or not you could get to grips with the AMOS Compiler. Just a couple of mouse- clicks arc all that is needed to set the compilation process in motion.
Should you buy it? Well, pul it this way - if you're an AMOS owner, then you'd be a fool not to. The advantages of having your AMOS productions in a compiled form most certainly outweigh! The cost.
115 SEPTEMBER 1991 And even for those people who don't have AMOS, the release of The Compiler has suddenly made AMOS a much more attractive proposition, because it finally lets you create applications and games that actually look as if they were written for the Amiga. Who knows, perhaps now we’ll fihally start seeing AMOS- produced games appearing in the Screen Play section of the magazine! 'Zj WHAT'S NEW IN AMOS 1.3 AMOS Compiler speed • • • • • If you thought Amiga compilers were slow, then you're In for a pleasant surprise.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • You don't really need the manual, but it contains everything you need to know.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Load It up, click on compile and that's It Compiling programs has never been so easy.
FEATURES •• • Perhaps not as comprehensive as the techies would like, but It does the |ob well enough.
VALUE • • • • • At £30. The AMOS Compiler Is dirt cheap. What else could you buy for that kind ot money?
Supplied with the AMOS Compiler le a special Updater disk that upgrades your AMOS master disk to the latest release. Version 1.3. The Updater operates on working copies of your AMOS disks and converts them to the new version automatically. Written by Gary Symons, the upgrade Includes several new and Improved features that push AMOS still further. Here's a rundown of what's on offer.
IMPROVED MULTVTASKING SUPPORT - AMOS Is now multl-tasklng friendly, allowing you to run other programs simultaneously. This is supported by three new AMOS commands.
LOAD AMOS FROM A DIRECTORY - Hard disk owners will be pleased to know that AMOS can now be installed anywhere on a hard disk.
INTERLACE SUPPORT - Now you can open both hlgh-resolution and low-resolutlon interlaced screens with SCREEN OPEN'S new HIRES option.
REQUEST - A new REQUEST command generates a requester which can be handy for getting quick yes no answers from your program's user.
FASTER GRAPHIC COMMANDS - Gary Symons' new turbo-charged routines speed up both Bob and Screen copy operations considerably, making your games run much faster.
IMAGINE BEING ABLE to create a 3D universe within your computer. It could be anything you like, from little more than a 3D aircraft skimming through space under your control, to a whole new world of virtual reality. Imagine too if you could create this universe yourself in just a couple of hours, with no crash courses in assembler language and advanced 3D mathematics required. With a copy of AMOS 3D and some good ideas, this dream can become reality.
Mandarin have delivered the tools to dream with the arrival of AMOS 3D. Possibly the most exciting programming utility ever to hit the Amiga. Written by leading game developers Voodoo Software, authors of the 3D extravaganza Xiphos. AMOS 3D is an extension to the existing AMOS programming system that will allow you to create just about anything that requires complex three- dimensional graphics. Whether you’re hoping to create SlarGlider 3 or explore the exiting new world of virtual reality. AMOS 3D gives you the power.
When AMOS was released, the most ambitious aim was the addition of a 3D games programming system for it.
Now, finally, the ambition has been realised. If you've ever wanted to create your own 3D worlds, this is your big chance. Jason Holborn shows you the way.
AMOS 3D 3D programmming system ¦ £34.99 ¦ Mandarin SEPTEMBER 1991 AMOS 3D consists of two totally separate modules. The first is an extension to AMOS that adds no fewer than thirty new commands to the already impressive command set of the programming language. These new commands allow you to pull together your 3D universe, move around it and even animate the objects within it. The second module is a powerful 3D object modelling program that makes the process of creating 3D objects simplicity itself.
The heart of AMOS 3D is OM. A sophisticated solid Object Modelling program that is used to create all the objects that you wish to use within your programs. Without this all- important utility the AMOS extension is virtually useless, so you can expect to spend an awful lot of time sitting in front of OM.
Using OM is a little daunting at first, but despite its complexity you quickly come to understand its way of working and creating objects becomes an absolute joy. Until then, though, it's well worth taking time out to at least read through the tutorial in the manual.
That should be all you need.
Objects are created within OM by building them up using five basic shapes or 'primitives'.
These Lego-like building blocks can be modified in any number of ways to create the object you require.
Obviously in their basic form the primitives may not quite be what you're after, so you'll be pleased to learn that they can be modified in an almost infinite degree to suit your own particular needs. You're still restricted to the basic dimensions of the object (you can't warp a flat surface, for example), but you can pull out points, expand and shrink faces, scale and rotate the object to your heart’s content.
AMOS 3D Some quite complex objects can be created by £34.99 combining primitives to form larger objects. In Mandarin Software theory, this should allow you to create objects 0625 859333 of infinite complexity, but the reality is somewhat different. For starters, a restriction has been placed on the number of primitives (or ’blocks' as OM calls them) that a single object can contain. I managed to create a fairly hefty object from a maximum of eight blocks, which hardly leaves much room for creating very complex objects.
To avoid problems, it's well worth planning out your 3D objects before you try to create them within the object modeller. You may end up being able to cut out a few blocks by modifying existing ones. Not only will this give you greater room for manouevre, but also your programs will run faster.
3D BY COMMAND The demo of AMOS 3D shows off the kind of things it con do.
The ifisk and the AMIGA on the right, for instance, are good examples of using surface detail.
The workhorse ot AMOS 3D Is a language extension that contains no fewer than thirty new commands designed specifically for the manipulation of 3D objects. Here's a rundown of some of the more obvious commands on offer (note that all start with the prefix -Td’).
Td DIR - Sets the directory that AMOS must use to read in 3D objects created within OM.
Td REDRAW - Redraws all visible 3D objects and any background.
Td LOAD - Loads a 3D object into memory.
Td OBJECT- Invokes a loaded object and displays It at a given position In 3D space.
Td MOVE - Moves a 3D object by either an absolute or relative value.
Td FORWARD - Simply by specifying which direction the object Is pointing, Td FORWARD pushes the object in that direction at a given rate.
Td SET ZONE - This command defines an Invisible 'zone' around the object which Is used for collision detection between 3D objects.
Td COLLIDE - Checks for a collision between two specified objects.
Td ANIM - Animate your objects by pulling out a point by a given amount.
AMOS 3D Despite the tact that all objects must be created trom live fairly simple graphic primitives, a little bit of experience and a lot of experimentation is all you need to start crafting some quite complex 3D objects. Some of the more complex shapes may need to be created by combining multiple objects, but on the whole the primitives will suffice.
The jet aircraft below is a prime example of a fairly complex 3D object that could be created within a matter of minutes. It consists of just two basic shapes, both of which were crafted from the cube primitive. The wings were created by stretching out a cube and then flattening It to form the basic shape. Then, simply by selecting the left most face, the wing was shaped by pulling the edge of the face to the right. Once this was done, the finished wing was then stored in one of the temporary shelves'.
The fuselage was the simplest object to create. The nose cone was created by flattening a cube on one side to produce a sort of wedged shape. This was then attatched to a stretched cube. Once all this was done, it was only a matter of attaching the wings to the fusilage to produce the final jet. Clever ehl CREATING A SIMPLE OBJECT Another powerful feature of AMOS SI) is its unique Surface Detail facility. Using up to four colours you can etch a pattern onto any face of any object. If you use colour zero, you can even create transparent 'holes' within a face, allowing you to actually look
into and even through a 3D object.
Clever use of surface detailing can create the illusion of a far more complex object than you have really created. And because surface detailing makes extensive use of the Amiga's Blitter, you can achieve much greater speed with decorated objects than you could by attempting to achieve similar results using lots of blocks. Indeed, if surface detailing is used effectively, the resulting object can look as if it is built up of many smaller primitives. As always, experimentation is the key.
AMOS 3D certainly won't put professional 3D programming teams like Argonaut Software, Realtime and The Assembly Line out of a job.
But it's a revolutionary piece of software nonetheless. Up until now. The likes of you and I could only dream of writing games that utilise 3D graphics, but AMOS SD has truly delivered the tools to make this possible.
You may find working with 3D graphics rather confusing at first, but after little more than a few hours you should be churning out 3D demos at a blisteringly rate. The combination of what is undoubtedly one of the friendliest 3D object editors ever developed and a very powerful language extension makes AMOS SD a virtual must for AMOS programmers. Even if you don't own AMOS, perhaps now is the time to finally take the plunge. *5 SPEED • • • • The AMOS Interpreter is the basic AMOS programming language and is required to use both AMOS 3D and The Compiler.
£49.95 Mandarin Software 0625 859333 117 Tho 30 Is not the fastest and smoothest I've seen, but It rattles along at a good enough rate.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • The manual Is very clear and easy to read, but SEPTEMBER 1991 then it definitely needs to be.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • You won't have problems If you read the manual, but even then it takes some getting used to.
FEATURES • •• • Packed with features. AMOS 3D Is rather an impressive achievement.
VALUE • •• • If you've already got AMOS, then It's great value.
It not. A total of CSS Is still not at all bad.
AT THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM: THE OBJECT MODELLER The AMOS 3D Object Modeller is a fairly simple program to use once you've sussed out what all those Icons do.
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Space Ace Order form I would like to order copy copies of SCREEN- Name _ PLAY at the price of £9.95. (please add £1.45 per copy to cover p&p.) Address If paying by cheque please send payment with this order form in a sealed envelope to: AMIGA FORMAT SCREEN PLAY book FREEPOST Future Publishing Ltd, The Old Barn.
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7BR No stamp required if posted in the UK Please allow 28 days for delivery Post Code Telephone_ I enclose a cheque PO for £_ Please debit my AccessA isa card.iDeietr as appropnaiei My card no is: _ Expiry date:_ Signature £99.95 SEPTEMBER 1991 Design Works £99.95 Silica 081 309 1111 Design Works loads into an uncxpandcd Amiga 500 with no problems, aside from a good few Program disk-Workbcnch disk swaps. Once loaded the program runs quickly and smoothly, but there is not a lot of space left for the creation of large pictures. Adding an additional disk drive without
expanding the RAM causes the program to refuse to load.
A nice feature of the package is that it can be launched by double-clicking on the icon of any document that has been created using it.
Many Amiga applications deposit an icon w ith any document file they create, but few can actually load the program by selecting the document in this way. On the Apple Macintosh all applications can be opened this way. And programmers should endeavour to make Amiga programs work in the same way if the machine is ever to rival the Mac's friendliness.
Once you are up and running, all of the functions you would expect from any decent drawing program are displayed in the tool palettes at the top right of the screen. These w indow s can also be closed to enable more of the picture to be seen.
As well as the usual shape- and polygon- drawing and freehand tools, there are palettes to control the pen colour and fill colours.
Changing the pen colour will alter the colour of the lines that things arc made up of while the fill alters the colour of the flood that automatically fills every shape that is drawn.
SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE Whenever you buy a graphics program, be It a pixel paint package like Deluxe Paint IV or a CAD program like AutoCAD, you will find, If you look hard enough, that somewhere on the disk there are some examples of what the program can do.
These documents are there to give you Ideas and encourage you to leam how to use the program so that you too will be able to do similar or better things. But also they are so the programmers can show off a little bit, since they know how the program works better than anyone else.
But H you load up the examples that come with Design Works, you will see images of the quality shown at right. Not exactly a Picasso, Is It? If this is the best they could get out of It, what are you to expect?
Structured drawing programs enable you to output your pictures at the highest resolution your printer can handle and impressive results can be achieved if you use the right program. Marcus Dyson takes a look at a new runner in the field.
Design i won COSTING MORE THAN your average painl package, offering fewer features and at the same time being more difficult lo use.
Structured drawing programs do not seem to have much going for them at first inspection.
Why would anyone splash out for a package that apparently offers less for more? The answer lies in the way that structured drawings arc made up.
Instead of the picture being composed of hundreds of little coloured dots, it is made of separate objects which are stored in the document as pure mathematical information.
Because the positions of the points arc stored as co-ordinates and the lines as directions, this types of program is sometimes known as a vector drawing program. It's the same kind of system as 3D games.
When the Amiga comes to output the image, it tells the printer where the points are that make up a shape and w hat thickness and colour the lines are that join those points together. The printer then goes about drawing the shape at the highest resolution it is capable of: so if the picture is greatly enlarged, the lines and curses still stay very smooth.
Structured draw ing software for the Amiga is not inoredibly common. Potential buyers of a pixel paint package would have to decide between Deluxe Paint A'. Photon Paint 2.
Spectracolour and DigiPaint 3. To name just the options that offer HAM. Whereas Amiga owners wanting a vector drawing program had. Until very recently. Hobson's choice.
Until now Professional Draw 2 from Gold Disk was the only structured drawing software for the Amiga worth a mention: but now a contender in the shape of New Horizons' Design Works has emerged.
Structured Drawing Package New Horizons The colour and pallem of a fill can be easily changed by sclecling an object and clicking on the fill palette.
Design Works supports HAM and will allow you to create drawings in up to 4.0% colours, but will only display things on screen as the nearest available screen colour. RGB (red. Green, blue) or HSB (Hue, Saturation.
Brightness) sliders are used to set up a colour which will then be displayed in the handy palette on screen. If you need more colours than there is room for in the palette, don't worry: colours that have been used can be replaced without affecting the colour of shapes that were drawn using those colours. But memory restrictions prevent changing the screen colours in a half-Meg machine.
Ac DRAWING BY NUMBERS One of the first things newcomers to structured drawing should know is that once something is on the page, it can still be changed, no matter how long ago it was put there. Parts of the picture that arc behind other elements can be brought to the front and shapes can be changed almost as easily as the colours can. If you want more of one thing in your picture you can simply duplicate the first one you drew and resize and recolour the subsequent copies.
Even after the picture has been saved to disk, it can be loaded back into memory and played around with. This is another advantage of vector over bitmapped drawings. Most of the program's functions are available through U To make a structured drawing, you start with the outlines of things in simple black-and-white. At this point colour is irrelevant, but the shapes have to be more or less correct. Doslgn Works features a grid to help you get things lined up: you can define the size of the grid and switch on a 'snap to grid' function to make sure things are exactly level.
Once the shapes are sorted out, it's time to add some colour. This is dene by selecting the object to be coloured, then clicking en a square en one of the palettes at the top right of the screen. The top palette defines the pen colour and will change the colour of a shape's outline: the one underneath defines the colour and pattern of the fill. Mere colours are available than can be diplayed at one time (4,096 to be precise), so it's just a matter of mixing a new colour ever one yeu have finished using.
Changing a colour in the palette will net affect objects that have already been drawn in that colour.
- ----- © _L After the colours come the fine details.
The wallpaper is just a filled rectangle placed behind all the ether objects; the deck hands are created using the freehand drawing teal.
The blind is moved into the correct position and has a pattern added to it.
Doslgn Works enables yeu to use text in your pictures, but cannot resize it, so yeu need to have the right font at the size yeu want to use.
The lack of graduated fill* can loavo drawings looking a bit flat, but adding highlights on the windows and shadows can help them look a bit more realistic. Shadows are created by duplicating an object and making a dark fill for It. Then you use the Arrange menu to send the shadow back so that it is behind some things and in front of others. This is quite easy to do, simply because until you got it right it looks it looks vory wrong!
The keyboard, which saves time on having to go up to the menu bar every time you want to change something. When something does have to be changed, the requesters arc very clear, leading even the novice through such operations as setting Preferences or opening a document wiih the minimum of fuss.
Design Works is limited in its ability to manipulate text. Admittedly it can be rotated, but only through increments of 90 degrees.
Making text flow around the path of a curve is not possible, and resizing text is limited to the sizes of fonts installed on your system.
Ao © ¦Q At output stage the program looks for larger fonts and scales them down to improve the quality of the printed results, but this depends heavily on you having the required larger point sizes. Using outline fonts would probably improve this situation though.
Objects can also only be rotated through right angles, but this is less of a problem, since they can be drawn at the desired angle in the first place, or manipulated to it if necessary.
The other opportunity that New Horizons have missed is the failure lo include graduated fills, or a blend function like the one in ProDraw 2. This means that all areas of colour end up being fiat, or filled with one of the user-definable patterns, it can be difficult to give pictures any feeling of depth.
In its favour Design Works is fast and easy to use. Which makes it suitable for the younger Amiga user, or for entry-level exploration of the structured drawing arena.
It seems strange that software which has several enhancements for AmigaDOS 2. The operating system of the mighty A3000. Should not offer features that users of much more modest Amigas have come to expect from such a program. For the record, if you have Workbench 2. One such enhancement is the support of AREXX macros, which enable you to write short routines and assign them to a key. Offering user definable keyboard shortcuts. This is all well and good, but I cannot help wishing that they had spent less time making it Workbench 2 friendly, and more time coding useful functions. Design Works
is left as an entry-level program written with an extremely high-level machine in mind. © SEPTEMBER 1991 Design Works BfBID_l » Very last: even on an unexpanded A500 the program boots, loads and redraws quickly.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • • The manual explains every feature ot the program In a clear and concise manner.
ACCESSIBILITY •••• Using Design Works la just a matter ol booting It up and giving It a go. Totally simple.
FEATURES • • No graduated fills and very limited text manipulation will consign this to beginner status.
VALUE • • • It costs more than, for example, Deluxe Paint IV without delivering the kind ol features.
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Plus 1 2 pages off solutions to Amiga problems in Amiga Answers AMIGA SHOPPER - FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SERIOUS AROUT THE AMIGA Ait Department Image Processing Software ¦ £ 199.95 ¦ ASDG CUTTING IT UP The deserl background ond the figure were digitised separately using DigiView, which outputs on RGB file format that is very close to being 24-bit colour. I then cut the runner, pasted her in ond colour-balanced Ihe whole thing.
Notice the dodgy edges around the runner: this is currently Art Dept Pro's main failing.
Keeping it flexible. Art Dept Pro uses separate Loader Modules so new ones can he added in as new image formats appear. All Amiga IFF formats as well as ?D rendering formats for Sculpt. Turbo Silver and Imagine are covered. TIFF. GIF and many others are available, making il possible lo pinch sluff from Macs or Pcs. So finding images is easy.
Art Department Professional El 99.95 Silica 081 309 1111 Available September COLOUR CONTROLS Balance controls: Red. Green and Blue levels. Brightness.
Contrast and Gamma correction Six Dither methods including Random ensure a good balance between speed and accuracy.
The Palette can be locked.
Enhanced and Edited.
IMAGE OPERATORS Load - Displays requester for raw data input according to Loader. Orientation, and whether you are compositing.
Save • Requester allows raw data to be saved in the Saver format or any screen rendered according to Screen Controls.
Image processing just took a big step up.
Once it meant converting files from HAM to 32-colour or adding corny special effects.
Now, for the first time, you can cut 24-bit True Colour' images seamlessly together into a perfect photo-montage. Brian Larkman yells Gotcha!’ as he airbrushes Maggie out of the Downing Street press photos... REALISM? DON'T TALK TO ME about realism! It's a tricky task for a computer artist to get an image exactly right. Usually you choose the best picture you can find to digitise, or you create the most accurate model you can to render, or you paint to the best of your ability. But then the colour, contrast or size is not quite right, or you need a special effect, or... something! Al this
point you turn in dcspara- tion to an image processing programs.
Nowadays, to gel the very best images possible from the Amiga you just have to hang the expense and work w ith 24-bit colour. Even if it's a HAM picture you're working on. You only get great results if all the processing is carried out using the greatest amount of information possible - the 16-million-colour palette of 24-bit 'True Colour'.
Art Department Professional will accept image dala from almost any source, convert il lo 24-bit. Process it. Mix it with any other image and save it in almost any common - or uncommon - image format, all in True Colour.
Loaders and Savers that can handle a heap of different file formats and Amiga screen modes make file conversions easy. It comes with most Amiga. Mac or PC formats Including PostScript, but because the Loader Saver system is modular, new ones can be added. Backdrop creates simple gradient backgrounds.
COMMAND GADGETS The Image Processing Operators are modular allowing new You can select screen resolution and number of functions to be added later. A reasonable range is offered colours for rendering 24-blt data when the Execute Including Negative. Flip, colour-to-grey and Dynamic range. Gadget is pressed. IncludesHI-res HAM modes.
THE CONTROL PANEL INPUT AND OUTPUT OPERATIONS An increasing number of programs save 21 -hit or 24-bit files as well as the normal IFF images. NcwTek's lop digitiser Digi-View. For instance, is a good source of almost True Colour material.
Though Art Dept Pro has no proper draw ing tools, simple rectangular backgrounds wilh vertical, horizontal or diagonal colour gradations can be created and saved w ithin the program, so you're not at a loss for something else to do with a great picture on top of an uninspiring background.
You're spoilt for choice when you've finished playing with your image loo. Output is just as flexible as input, allowing An Dept Pro to be used as a versatile file conversion system. As well as all the image formats used for the Loaders, you can also save Postscript files i.n either Fncapsulatcd or Non- Encapsulated form, so high-quality prim output is guaranteed.
Three control screens offer you a wide range of adjustable parameters so that you can output the stuff direct to a Postscript printer.
Similarly, images can be sent direct lo any graphics peripheral that has a Saver module.
Both the Mimetics and ACS Harlequin framebuffers are supported in ihis way. If all this is a little out of your league. Art Dept Pro will also 125 SEPTEMBER 1991 PASTING COLOUR INTO GREY IMAGES The room was converted to an 8-bit greyscale and then back to 24-bit so that coloured objects could be pasted in where I wanted them.
Output yer ordinary HAM. EHB 16-colour or even four-colour images with better dithering than any other program, bar none.
"But what happens inbetween the input and output?" I hear you cry. Aha! We're coming to the crunch. What Art Dept Pro is really all about is not only Tile conversion, but also image processing and digital photo-montage.
Let's look at the image processing first.
Any picture file you load in is converted into raw 24-bit data. This uses up huge amounts of memory, so at least 4Mb is recommended. Making this a real top-end prospect.
Now the program can apply any or all of a number of functions, repeatedly if necessary.
The overall colour balance - red. Green or blue level, brightness, contrast and even gamma correction - can be altered with simple sliders. The image can be rotated, flipped and resized, cropped, turned made negative or monochrome, and converted to line art. Video colour ‘smear’ can be reduced by 'modifying the dynamic range', or in plain English cutting the number of colours slightly to get rid of the intrusive ones. The possibilities are endless.
Now for the clever bit. Once the various components of your montage have been processed individually, you can start sticking them into "SO WHAT IS THIS 24-BIT COLOUR ANYWAY?" You may well be wondering. Well, it's actually quite simple. Each bit is an on oft switch. Two-colour screens use one switch tor each pixel on the screen - on or off, black or white. Four colours use two switches, eight colours use three, sixteen use four and sos on, the number of colours doubling with each extra bit or on off switch. 24 switches - or, to use the correct terminology, 24 bits per pixel - provides a
pallette of over 16 million colours for each pixel.
WHY USE 24-BIT COLOUR? Well, exciting as it was using HAM's 4096 colours while the Mac was still bAw and the PC had four colours, times have changed. Macs and Pcs now have millions of colours
- at a price - leaving the Amiga HAM-strung.
Affordable 24-bit systems are appearing • like BlackBelt's £300 HAM-E - cheap 'true colour' for all.
The difference? - 16 colour dithered top right, undithered top left; HAM dithered bottom right, undithered bottom left; 24-bit in the centre.
MASKING, MODELLING AND A BACKGROUND Mere elaborate masking plus Hie Background Loader make Hie window transparent for the sun (modelled In Stulpt4D and rendered in R»al3D) to shine through. The ghost-like runner is pasted at 40% mix so she seems almost see-through. Lining things up without seeing them was quite difficult, needing several attempts.
Place, a task known lo Ihc experts and within the program as 'compositing'. Areas you want to be blank or transparent must be masked using a paint program first. Even allowing for masking, compositing is fairly straightforward, as long as you keep a careful track in your mind of the 'layering' of the montage: in other words, which picture is on top of which.
If you've got the COMPositing button pressed, when you select an image to load the program passes you straight to the compositing screen to decide how and where it will be loaded. Positioning is a rather hit-and-miss affair, however, with only an outline box of each object for guidance.
Time for some constructive criticism, here.
The next upgrade of Art Dept Pro really needs some simple drawing tools and a more friendly interface for compositing. Even just a greyscale or 16-colour on-screen representation of the 24-bit picture would be much better than this blank rectangle.
But you're not left completely in the dark.
At any time during image processing or during compositing, you can view the picture so far in any of the normal (and some abnormal) Amiga modes. The dithering methods used are so good that even a 16-colour hi-res version gives a pretty darned good impression of what the final 24-bit picture will look like. Work in progress can also be saved in 24-bit or Amiga mode as you go along.
So. Does it cut the mustard? Well, the competition to An Department Professional is pretty limited, provided you don't start making comparisons with Mac software. The classic Amiga image processing programs. Pixmate and Hatcher, are too old for 24-bit, but there's a lot of new stuff on the way and True Colour image processing is bound to be one of the big growth areas on the Amiga.
For now. Art Department Professional has three distinct advantages. One. It's the first of its kind, so there's nothing else you can get to do this job. Two. It really does give excellent results - with the one exception of the edges around images. And three, its modular form will let it keep on improving. Art Depanment Professional is the best there is and is well set up lo stay that way. O SPEED • • • Reasonable - but an accelerator and lots ot memory are essential tor prolessional work.
DOCUMENTATION_ A eoM rtng-bMder with plenty of reference but not much tutorial help.
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Compositing Is a stab In the dark though.
FEATURES • • • Good, with many unique aspects. Easy to add updates. Only major fault Is edging.
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The 6X030 chip and its accompanying 6XX82 If you are seriously into graphics on your Amiga, you must have thought about buying an accelerator card. So check this out: a 68030 with bags of extra RAM and a SCSI controller that has the reputation of being the fastest on the market. Brian Larkman presses the loud pedal... maths co-processor bang through the complex mathematical calculations at many times the speed of a standard Amiga.
Over the past year I have slung plenty of different accelerator cards into the trusty 2000.
When they didn't crash they all definitely speeded up the machine, but the differences between them were really minimal The GVP Combo is a different kettle of fish. It's claimed to be the fastest accelerator card around, and it certainly piles on the speed.
The Workbench windows slide about silkily.
Imagine's modelling views update almost instantly and you get through much less tea when you're waiting for a 3D render.
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(Tp EDUCATION REVIEW YOU COULD BE FORGIVEN for thinking the Concept Keyboard is some new idea in multi-voice, polyphonic, velocity sensitive MIDI keyboards as it costs the thick end of 250 quid. Sorry, music fans: this is one item of hardware that won't help you arrange The Planets Suite in one movement. But it will enhance just about every application that requires QWERTY keyboard input.
Not everyone finds the Amiga easy to use, but a new kind of input device promises to change all that by allowing access to all.
Mark Smiddy pushes the button that opens doors for people with special needs.
The original Concept Keyboard, designed by the then Star Microterminals, started life almost ten years ago as a Special Needs education peripheral for the Acom BBC Micro. The idea was to provide an input device usable by children and adults with limited co-ordination or cognitive abilities.
The problem is that such people can have difficulties using conventional methods of communicating with a computer because they often cannot manipulate a keyboard accurately or more frequently even read the letters. Even the mouse, another recent innovation, requires a certain amount of co-ordination. Similarly, touch sensitive screens are rarely accurate enough to be of any use. This left programmers (and at the time I was doing just that) with a paradox: how do you design a program to educate people who cannot easily respond to questions?
Concept Keyboard Programmable Keyboarc ¦ £246.40 ¦ Concept Keyboard Company UNTIL QUITE RECENTLY, people were taught by the 'rote' method, where subjects are taught by constant repetition of information.
This can be applied to many areas of education because little or no user interaction is required
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classroom then you were probably taught by rote.
The Concept Keyboard changed all that with an impact that was felt throughout Special Needs education. Quite simply it was a breath of fresh air. Opening doorways no-one even imagined possible. However, when the BBC Micro developed into the powerful - and expensive - Archimedes, the idea was almost lost for all time.
Interestingly, in the early development stages of Commodore's BBC Emulator, it was suggested a hardware add-on - to emulate the BBC's User Port - should be designed to make use of existing BBC hardware such as the Concept Keyboard. This was eventually decided lo be too expensive so when Star Microtcrminals (now The Concept Keyboard Company) decided to developed the keyboard for the Amiga, they had to choose a different method of interfacing.
SO HOW DOES IT WORK? The Concept Keyboard is. In essence, a plain keyboard with, 128 or 256 individually programmable, touch-sensitive areas. One obvious advantage of this design is its robustness and resistance to spilt cups of tea.
The whole thing initially looks like an odd idea, but in effect you have a touch sensitive area with a resolution of 16-by-8 or 16-by -16.
This allows you to design keyboard layouts ('overlays') tailored to the needs of individual programs. Overlays can be anything from numbers and letters to pictures: anything. One enterprising programmer I know , created overlays by sticking real objects - coins, cut-outs and the like - to overlay sheets and using them in educational programs.
WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL is the incorporation of an overlay manager. This allows anyone to design overlays and use them with existing software. The system works well with almost anything that can be run from the Workbench or CLI. Though auto-booting software cannot be used. The overlay designer is.
To say the least, very clumsy, but a new version is said to be imminent.
THE CONCEPT KEYBOARD £246.40 (£178.25 plus VAT for educational users only) HB Marketing Unit 3, Poyle 14, Newlands Drive, Colnbrook, Slough SL3 ODX.
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0962 843322 I tried the keyboard with AMOS-crcated programs like Treasure Hunt (AMOS PD) and Hooray For Henrietta (Scetlander) plus Kosmos'. Answer Back Quiz. Although the AMOS stuff had to be started from a CLI. It proves the keyboard works, and works well, opening up a vast range of existing applications to special needs clients. I wonder who will be the first to incorporate a Concept Keyboard interface as standard?
For the sake of old-timers and new users alike, the new unit does not rely on the old design's use of a hardware bus, using the existing serial port hardware instead. Although the port only supports a fairly slow baud rate (4800) it is quite fast enough to cope.
Although a lot of existing software can benefit from the Overlay Designer, writing software for the keyboard is theoretically simpler than ever before.
137 Since the 23 way "D" serial connector is now standard on all major micros, production should hopefully go up allowing the still prohibitive price to come down. By the middle of
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SEPTEMBER 1991 Product Name speed • • • At lust 4800 baud, it could hardly b« called a fast serial device... DOCUMENTATION • • The overlay designer’s is borderline; the user guide is good though.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The appalling software interlace contrasts with the brilliant hardware like coal In a blizzard FEATURES • • • • A fairly wide range of options - tor those prepared to program.
VALUE • • • Most readers will have no use for this devlco whatsoever. Those that do will find It invaluable.
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Rendale Super VHS Upgrade £420.00 Fractal graphics techniques and 24-bit colour combine to allow you to create three-dimensional landscapes of stunning realism. Paul Lyons shapes the land... This is how o VistaPro image looks when H is rendered in the maximum possible resolution with all the tweoks turned on ond output as 24-bit colour to o Postscript device.
It’s pretty stunning.
140 SEPTEMBER 1991 £79.99 HB Marketing 0753 686000 NOT JUST A FLY-AROUND landscape toy.
This. Virtually every feature of a vista is user- definable. Change the angle, direction and intensity of the lighting; add rivers, lakes and raise or lower the sea level; change the colours of the land and sky; move the tree and snow lines; smooth, shade or sharpen the landscape.
The way VislaPro works is by taking the US Geological Survey Digital Elevation Models (USGM DEMs| and rendering them using its own version of artificial intelligence.
A number of these landscapes are provided with the program and literally hundreds more are available from as Vista Scenery Disks.
However. VistaPro also has a fractal landscape generator which creates scenery just as spectacular as anything on Earth. If you just change the seed number. Vista will create over four billion different fractal landscapes from islands to canyons.
The rendering of a landscape is really very simple. Using the mouse, you position the camera (your viewpoint) and the target (the point you want to look towards). Decide what resolution you want to render at. And click the Render button.
If you have an A500 at this point you should go and get something to eat. Have a bath, watch some TV and perhaps visit a few friends. The point I'm trying lo get across here is that it's slow. Much faster than the original Fractal scenery generator Virtual Reality Labs Vista it may be. But on high resolution it takes a seriously long time to render on an A500.
The high-rcsolution 24-bit images on these pages took well over an hour to render on a standard A2000.
If you need extra speed more tham you need extra cash there are ways to decrease the time it takes to render an image. Because creating three-dimensional landscapes is a very maths-intensive task, the addition of an accelerator board with a maths co-processor can reduce rendering limes of 80+ minutes to less than five.
Rendering an image in detail is a serious undertaking and unsurprisingly VistaPro does not work in real time. However, the program has a bulit-in animation scripting system that allows you to create high resolution HAM fly-throughs of a landscape.
To create an animation you first set up the landscape just as you would for a single-frame render. Once you're sure of the colours and lighting, you create a script - a list of different camera and target positions - by simply moving the target and or the camera very slightly and saving the new position.
If you tire of the landscapes provided with VistaPro (and the lour billion others that can be created using the in-built fractal generator), there are literally hundreds more available on disk from the UK Distributors, HB Marketing. Scenes are as wide and various as the Moon, the Grand Canyon and large chunks of the Rocky Mountains.
Plans are afoot to have a set of UK landscapes created, but as yet there is no date fixed. Really keen Vlstarlans can obtain the Vista DEM format specifications to create their own landscapes by sending S5 to VRLI In California.
For a continuous loop of animation, repeat this task until you have a closed loop of target and camera points. Now check that you have enough disk space (30-40K per frame will be needed for low res HAM) and click 'Script.
Execute’. For a 10-second anim at 10 frames per second in low-res HAM you need about 4Mb of disk space and between 60 and 70 hours on a non-accelcratcd Amiga. We set ours up on Friday night and let it run... The package also includes a proprietary animation player called VANIM which allows you to view your creations at up to 13 frames per second. To use it all you have to do is enter the CLI and type: Viewer name of the animation The animation will automatically load and run
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VislaPro is instantly enthralling. Visitors to the AMIGA Formal office have found the sight of half the team crowded round a monitor puzzling. To say the least. But the expectation of another new landscape coming into view is so strong that after a few hours you even begin to believe the Califomia-spcak' in the manual - “VislaPro will free humanity from its current boundaries..." There's a strong compulsion to see what the landscape looks like from over there, or higher or at night, or at sunset... Using the fractal landscape generator you can also create landscapes based on particular
numbers such as dates of birth. In all it's a facinating program that delivers high-quality results and a lot of fun combined with a good deal of educational value The only other program on the market that really compares to VislaPro is its predecessor Vista. Even between such close relatives thea' really is no comparison: VislaPro is faster, more heavily-featured and produces results of a vastly improved quality. At £80 it's not a cheap program, but the polished interface is a joy to use and the quality of the results it produces speak for themselves.
Add to this an almost overwhelming degree of control and an animation engine that is child's play to use and there you have it - VislaPro is most definitely a winner. O SEPTEMBER 1991 VlstaPro SPEED • • Er, slow. But then at top resolution each image contains 130,000 polygons In lull 24-bit colour... DOCUMENTATION • • • • An excellent manual that tells you all you need to know about landscape generation.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Load the program, load a landscape, click render. It's that easy to get going FEATURES • • • • • Sub-menus and dialogs give Incredible control over every conceivable aspect ot rendering.
VALUE • • • • At £80 It's not cheap but the results speak lor themselves Have patience and en|oy!
M 90% CREATING LANDSCAPES IN FOUR EASY STEPS.
ONE: Open VlstaPro and load a map in from disk, or click on the fractal control to gonorato a artificial mathematical one. Move the target and camera to the desired position in space and enter the desired heights in the dialogue boxes on the left. Add rivers, lakes, waterfalls and sea by clicking the correct button and clicking on the map where you want the feature to start. Sea raises the sea level to that point; lakes fill the surrounding are to that point; rivers start at that point and run downhill forming lakes where the water pools.
TWO: Click on the lighting panel and adjust the angle and direction of the light using the mouse. Adjust the angle of view using the lens control.
FOUR:Set the resolution at the desired level and add Blend, Smooth and Gouraud Shading as necessary (these are added last because they greatly increase the rendering time). Click Render, wait and there you have it - in this case a large chunk of the Grand Canyon appears before your very eyes.
THREE: Do a low-resolution test render to check the angle and lighting by selecting '8' on the render panel. Repeat stage two as necessary until you are satisfied with the result.
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Ovorni nht rnnripr Inpf vnnr nnnrL tnmnrrnwll £7.99. Minimum nrrlpr vnliiP- PIO nn nil nrrlorc (Tp SAMPLER REVIEW TechnoSound Hirbo Sound sampling package ¦ £35.99 ¦ New Dimensions SEPTEMBER 1991 3
• : PLHY UIPE PROC NODE C REE ( NIX HACK IN ISSUE 17. We reviewed
a sampler hy ihe name of TechnoSound. Despile Ihe relatively
cheap asking price and simplified functions, the package marked
a new market for 'entry level' samplers - a system whereby even
novices to Amiga music could start to experiment with sounds
and tunes.
These days advances in technology wait for no man. So after eight months on the market it’s well worth updating established systems. This is exactly w hat New Dimensions have done by releasing a new version of their package under the name TechnoSound Turbo The hardware is unchanged and Ihe basic form of the software is the same as the original. In that most of the functions are based around the same interface system. The controls are laid out in pretty much the same way. With Ihe main play, record, zoom and mode controls being placed in their own positions on screen.
The extra functions, such as editing, looping. Disk control and real-time effects, arc called up by clicking on buttons to the right of the screen. Each button will make a different strip appear at the bottom of the screen, containing a series of controls which can be used in combination with those on the main screen Recording a sound is pretty simple. Just start your input to the sampler, adjust the level until the input scope display doesn't overload and press the Record button. The program will then monitor the input until you hit the left mouse button to start sampling.
Actually editing a sound is a much more complex affair. The only way to .(Kim in on a particular piece of a waveform is to move the start and end pointers, which also control the loop. This sounds easy enough, but the fact that you have lo use the left and right buttons to move the start and end pointers respectively and that there is only a two-level zoom makes editing a far from fluid process. Also, a niggle from the original TechnoSound is still present.
There is only a 50K edit buffer! This means that you can only snip away pieces of your waveform a little bit at a time, which is hardly conducive to intuitive sample editing!
The most significant addition in the Turbo version is the sequencer. This comes in two forms - the first is a simple sample sequencer which allows you to string sounds together to form rhythm patterns. The second editor is MIDI-based, allowing you to set up full MIDI compatible tunes.
Unfortunately, the full potential of this system hasn't really been realised. The editing screens for both sequencers take up about an eighth of the total screen, with small, fiddly controls which aren't obviously marked.
If you really want to include samples into your own tunes, you'd be better off going for a dedicated entry-level sequencer, such as Aegis' SonLx. Rather than struggling with this rather simplistic system.
TechnoSound's major strength is that it is a no-nonsense, low-cost, easy-to-use system aimed at beginners to the world of sampling.
Unlike other entry-level systems, the sound quality manages to measure up favourably EXTENDED REMIX - TechnoSound Turbo offers a number of refinements and additions over the original version to bring the package up to date.
PLAY TYPES - Instead of simply having the option to play a sound, you can now scan the waveform as it is played, play back in HiFi mode with a blank screen or play at the default sound rate.
REALTIME ECHO - A series of new echo settings has been included, along with the ability to program your own echo set-ups in full stereo.
This entry-level sampler may be cheap, but in our round-up four months ago the hardware came out very well. Now the software's been updated to add a sequencer, so you can make samples into songs.
Maff Evans cops an earful and passes judgement.
VOICE SYNTH EFFECTS - As well as echo and phasing effects, you can also use a series of strange vocaliser effects including pitch-shifting and 'Dalek' effects.
MULTITASKING - You can now load TechnoSound via the CLI and access Workbench from the main program.
¦ ¦ SEQUENCING - Samples can be constructed into rhythm patterns or a full-blown MIDI sequence written within the sampling program itself.
S cHRnnELsEQUEnccf rrrrrrrrrr C H r n n E L = 0 PD5ITI0fl= 0002B MODE = I10RMAL N N £ Mi Mi Mil tfl MODE= nORnftl SAMPLE n :'= 02 FEELIIIC CR00UY wilh many more advanced and more expensive systems. TechnoSound Turbo continues the tradition of a low-cost, entry-level sampler and hcKists ihe package by adding some very nice real-time effect options.
Unfortunately this is the only real improvement over the original system - the sequencers do not cut it - and established users may not think it worthwhile to pay another £6 just for a few new effects.
But if you are new to the world of sampling the package is still an extremely giKxl place to start, particularly with the new additions. If you're thinking about updating lo the new system, then I suggest that you try the new version out before you buy: but then again. £6 isn't a great deal to pay for an effects unit in this day and age!
Tcchnosound Turbo C35.99 New Dimensions0291 690933 speed • • • Mostly pretty good, but some options, such as disk commands, seem to take an age.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Good tutorials and manual, but a lew example tunes on the disk would make things clearer.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Pretty straightforward, but some options are rather fiddly to use. The manual does help.
FEATURES • • • Pretty ropy editing and sequencing functions, but the real-time effects are excellent.
VALUE • • • • A cheap system, tor the price it otters novices a good spnngboard Into Amiga music.
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149 IF YOU'RE INTO Graphics. DTP. Word processing or music, if you're in education or if you're working in the publishing or design worlds, sooner or later you'll come into contact with Apple Macintosh computers.
Macintoshes are fine machines, but unfortunately (for Mac owners!) Everything costs three limes as much as it does in the Amiga world. However there are times w hen it would be very handy to be able to read and write Mac files from the comfort of your own Amiga.
Which is w here Mac-2-Dos comes in.
With the aid of a Macintosh disk drive Mac-2-Dos allows you to read and write I ties in Macintosh format. Not only that, but the program will create icons for transferred files allowing them to be opened on a Mac or Amiga just by clicking on the icon.
Text files, clip art. IFF files, SMF (standard MIDI files) can be transferred I. even database files can be passed between one application and another. Most interestingly on the DTP side. Mac-2-Dos gives you access lo a vast number of Mac DTP bureaus. PostScript files generated by an Amiga DTP program can be saved onto a Mac disk and output lo film on a high quality imagesetter just as if they were Macintosh files.
Installation and operation is pretty simple.
Plug the Macintosh drive and hardware adaptor into Ihe disk drive port of your Amiga.
Double-click on Ihe icon from Workbench (or use the CLI) and enter Ihe application.
Unfortunately, if you have partitioned your hard disk you have to place a copy of the If you have any good reason - and there are quite a few - for wanting to transfer files between your Amiga and a Macintosh.
Then listen up as Paul Lyons describes a utility to do just that.
Mac-to-Dos C79.95 Silica 081 309 111 I Mar disk drive £149.95 Silica 081 309 1111 Mac-2-Dos Mac-Amiga file transfer £79.95 ¦ Central Coast Software Dos-2-Dos Amiga-PC file transfe- ¦ £44.95 ¦ CCS Anyone wanting to transfer tiles trom Amigas to IBM-compatible Pcs has a much wider choice of translation software than in the Mac world. Both CrossDOS and UessyDOS (PD) are excellent and well-established programs. Dos-2-Dos works In pretty much the same way as Mac-2-Dos. Except that where the MaC'2-Dos has a Mac-style graphical interlace, Dos-2-Dos has a CLI-style box, much beloved of PC users.
Unfortunately, like its Mac counterpart. Dos-2-Dos has one distinct disadvantage when compared to the other commercial program, CrossDOS.
To use Dos-2-Dos you have lo go to the Shell and run the program with all subsequent commands being typed In a separate window. Compare this to CrossDOS. Which runs in the background and allows the user to address it trom Ihe Workbench, the CLI or - most usetully - trom within any program.
CrossDOS can be obtained trom Silica 1081 309 1111) lor £25.
70% DOS-2-OOS program into every partition from which you wish to copy files. Exchanging files is very simple. Insert a disk into the Mac drive: format and name it as necessary (remember this is a Mac disk and can have up to 31 characters in Ihe name). To copy files, just click on the name of the file to ho copied and the copy arrow will change to face in the direction of copy. Check that any conversions required are turned on and click copy. Er... lo coin a phrase... that's it!
One of the nice touches of Mnc-2-Dos is that rather than just doing a straight data port, the program can also do file conversions and create icons. For example, if you have an IFF file that you want to paste into a Mac DTP program rather than just doing a straight transfer of the file. Mac-2-Dos will convert the file into MacPaint format.
In addition, the Macintosh creates icons for all files automatically, using the type of icon to determine which programs can open the file.
Mac-2-Dos allows you to allocate a Mac icon to outgoing Amiga files (and vice versa). This means that when the file arrives on the receiving computer (say a text file from Protext appearing on a Mac), it appears with the icon of the receiving application (say. MacWriie).
Ready for use.
Mac-2-Dos is a fine package with a number of good features and nice touches Unfortunately, you can't read and write Mac files from the CLI or from w ithin other programs. Unlike its sister program Dos-2-Dos which uses standard Amiga drives, the Macintosh drive cannot be used to read and write standard Amiga files. There was a version which allowed you to do this, but Central Coast software have been unable to secure a sufficient number of the unique disk drive that made the operation possible, so the pack is not longer available.
SEPTEMBER 1991 There are cheaper ways of doing the same task - we use CrossDOS to save Amiga files to a PC disk and then read those on the Mac.
While Mac-2-Dos can’t match this system on price it is an elegant one-step solution to the problem of Amiga Mac file exchange, Mac to DOS SPEED • • • Not fast, but still much quicker than using comms software or Amiga-PC-Mac systems.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Acceptable documentation that could have been improved by the addition of screen-shots.
ACCESSIBILITY ••• Reasonably easy to understand, although the text-only manual doesn't help matters.
FEATURES • • • • Automatic Icon creation and tile conversion greatly enhance the basic task of conversion.
VALUE • • £80 lor the sottware plus £150 tor the disk drive makes this a pricey conversion system.
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(Offer applies to personal callers to showroom only) O PUBLIC DOMAIN LIBRARY O MEGADEMO MANIA Wt'vt been ashed recently for more megabemos So « requested here's the definitive list of the greatest Please note Our numbering system started at 100, so earty 100 are about 2 years old' D 001 ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO 4 (3 DISKS) Brilliant! One of the biggest D 002 TRIANGLE MEGADEMO Good scrolls and vectors Bit dated now D 004 DARKNESS MEGADEMO Ongmal loader, but otherwise bland D 008 STATIC BYTES MEGADEMO St* parts, clever stuff D 014 CRYPTOBURNERS MEGADEMO 2 Contains some good demos worth a look D 030
CAVE MEGADEMO Certainty not one of the best Colourful though D 034 BUDBRAIN MEGADEMO! 2 DtSKS) A classic'Not to be missed but beware of the very risque cartoons D 035 CRIONKS MEGADEMO Another great' Famous for the Madonna part 0 046 ACU MEGADEMO An earty demo from Oz They had more to learn D 061 POSSESSED MEGADEMO !2 DISKS, Good animated space intro D 067 MIRAGE MEGADEMO (1 MEG) Yet another good one Some good FX D 078 CRIONICS NEVERWARE (1 MEG) Famed for the boil Madonna graphic 0 080 KATHARIS MEGADEMO From Poland! Famous X-Copy demo, plus 0 081 INTUITION MEGADEMO Includes the flashiest ever
acitd demo 0 091 FILLET THE FISH Similar to PUGGS, but not as good, still bnll D 123 FASHION MEGADEMO Earty stuff' Better was to come D 125 DEXKQN MEGADEMO Underrated at the time Old but good D 127 SCOOPEX MEGADEMO Showed great promise of the future D 132 ARCADIA MEGADEMO Ok iv forgotten what it's kke try It' D 135 REBELS mEGaDEmO Excellent for its time Good demos D 136 ALCATRAZ mEGaDEmO Again underrated at the time but very good D 138 RAF MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Still fresh after an this bme' D 140 KEFRENS mEGaDEmO Collectors item’ Great programming D 141 PHENOMENA MEGADEMO BnHsan: group today,
always been good D 146 RS MEGADEMO (2 DtSKS) An an time great' Still good today' Great music and graphics a must!!
D 150 IAN * MICK MEGADEMO Inc classic toilet door demo 0 151 DEATHSTAR MEGADEMO Bnlliant cosmic explosion as Intro 0 153 PUGGS IN SPACE Not generally classed as a megademo, but not to be missed Great for the kids D 160 TRILOGY MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Includes game, a classic, contains a Joke, or Is It a bug’ You decide.
D 161 PREDATORS MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Don't miss this one, great sound, graphics and game Another classic D 162 KEFRENS MEGADEMO 8 Yet another classic! And not to be missed D 166 SILENTS MEGADEMO Earty Silents, the brilliance Is bom!
D 180 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER Another classic which pushed the boundaries of the Amiga light years on D 211 KEFRENS PYRAMIDS MEGADEMO Clever but so so D 214 GOLDFIRE mEGaDEmO Not at all bad for beg ners N»ce Ups' D 223 BUD6RAIN MEGADEMO 2 Not quite as good as the first, stiligood1 D 225 HORIZON mEGaDEmO (Sleeping Bag) Superb ray traced arwn Great D 033 TOMSOFT trip TO MARS Vector grapn s with a theme • D 186 COMA DEMO Flashy ac«J demo, together with more great D 190 RSI CEBIT DEMO Terrific demo, with the best ever music * D 290 PAH' SIMPLE STUFF VOL 2 - NBS Demo compo me crusaders cine fex,
great D 291 PAH'SIMPLE STUFF 3 Dragons Lair, TimeWarp demo and more D 929 CRIONICS TOTAL DESTRUCTION (1 MEG) Some great 0 936 GOLDFIRE ULTIMATE FX. This group continues to improve" D 238 ANARCHY PRESENTS DEXION PARTY DEMOS 1 Recent good demos D 939 ANARCHY SMOKER COMPILATION And some more' D 241 ANGELS MEGADEMO Good but not mega D 249 3-D DEMOS Get out your 3-D glasses and CHECK THESE OUT' D 943 KEFRENS • THE WALL Great mtro' Good grafft*, then so so D2S9 phenomena ENIGMA Absoiutefy Awesome'" Fantastic.
Get «t D 960 6 Of 1 PRISONER DEMO) Not meg but great subject for a demo 0 96’ SIMPSONS DEMO BY DECAY ProbabY the best so far (1 MEG) D 964 ANALOGUE mEGa DemO Great mtro and novel demo tetecbor 0 265 GAUCNr MEGADEMO Pwe Hare'Great colours, fae demos D 966 ajKXLa mEGa DemO Dramatic mtro. Good muuc. Ham Bobs” 0 267 BASS m£Ga DemO G'eat nousey mus»c throughout 0 968 CHAOS BOCK a fantastic bghtshow based on Fractal pat 0 269 PUUING THE TrjGGER loved the musrc' Well presented demos (1 meg) 0 272 SIMPSONS DEMO Bv EQUINOX toadsa p s and music mix 0 973 SIMPSONS DemO Bv FREEHAND Great slides and sounds
0 294 SILENTS ICE MEGaDEmO (i m£G; BrMi demo, More interesting for coders 0 995 TOMSOFT VIRTUAL WORLD (1 MEG) its a classic Best this yeai D 996 MAGNETIC FIELDS HYSTERJSIS Good demo, now loader friendly I 5 377 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HI RES SUD£SHOw ;i MEG) p OS from the ads S 380 ADOAMS FAMILY SUDESHOW Collection from the cult series S 381 FRAKION FANTASY SUDESHOW Greet presentation great ptccys NBS PD UPDATE 7 IS NOW ON THE STREET. Past customers already have their copy to receive yourt just send a stamped addressed envelope S 386 BLOODSPORT SUDESHOW For oriental sports fans'' S 390 LM
CORRUPTION-NAPALM DEATH SUDESHOW Heavy' S 393 4 5 DEFINATNE MADONNA SUDESHOW (3 disks) 1 meg 4 2 drives S 441 INVISIBLE WORLD SLIDESHOW See it and itch Micro bugs H 545 JET FIGHTER ANIM Similar to The Run, but far far better (1 MEG) H 546 AGATRON AUM 10 Enterprise leaving dock Superb (1 MEG) H 547 STEVE'S ANIM No 1 Some super little anims Have a look H 548 STEVE S ANIM No 2 More cute little anms I kwe em H 549 AGATRON AMM FLEET MANOEUVRE (1 MEG) Tob*S best yet Very tmpresstve H 555 BATMAN THE MOVIE ANIMATION (1 MEG) Good fimny cartoon H 559 MAGICIAN AND JOGGER ANIMATIONS (1 MEG) Ra. Traced
anens H 560 CAR & UMCYClf AnkMATKQN (1 MEG) Bn« arum. A must for fans' H 561 STEVE'S AMMS 3 (1 MEG) More cf these cute Kte an«m H 569 STEVES AFAMS 4 (1 MEG) From Steve Packer (asfeahred H 563 STEVES AMMS 5 (1 MEG) bneffy m tms magarme H 564 EVIL DEAD DEMOO m£G) Get the goubes. Before they get rosPs H 565 RGB 4 FOCUS (1 MEG) The famous rtretehng nose arwnebon' H 5701 TROn animation (1 MEG 2 DISKS) Great anen based K on the Nm H 579 FRANKLVN THE FLY (1 MEG) Simple but effects and Kmry H 607 WR4GS ANIMATION Bnttant stuff and long too' (1 MEG )Good H 573 TOO MUCH 30(1 MEG) The specesh© fl-es out
of the screen' H 576 *AQ DemO Amusing animation of what rrwght have been H 577 MORE AEROTOONS More m the senes of Stealthy cartoons H 578 ROBOCOP ANIMATION Vou have 15 seconds to comply etc m ColOur H 579 MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS More cute arums from Steve Pack*- H 582 BATTLE CHESS DEMO Great game demo ;even if you cannot play chess) X 110 FRAXION HORROR Great cartoon graphic demo of nasty stuff POWER DEMOS (AH demos m this section require loads of memory) P 001 9 WALKER DEMO 1 (2 MEG 2 DISKS) P 003 4 WALKER DEMO 2 (2 MEG 2 DISKS) P 005 6 7 LOST IN SPACE (2 MEG 3 DISKS) P 008-9 THE SENT INAL (3
MEG 2 DISKS) P 019 90 VAUX KILLER (2 5 MEG 2 DtSKS) OK Out not bnB amm P 021-026 UPGRADE 1-5 MEG 2 DRNES 6 *t 6 **$ »') mjRi pat arwr P 01011 HEADKKK ANIM (2 MEG 2 DISKS plus HARD-DRM) p 019 3 4 STATION AT KHERN (2 MEG 3 DtSKS) P 030 1 DRAGONS LAJR 2 GAME DEMO Superb (3 MEG. 2 DtSKS P 032 34 BUZZED Great Ray traced anm (2 m£G, 3 DISKS) p 033678 AUTOMATED UGHT BATTLE STAR GALACTKA) (3 MEG. 4 DtSKS P 0443 ANTI LEMMING DEMO (2 M£G)ExceBentEncShwart2 a MUSIC M 005 MAHONEY 4 KAKTUS Bnlliant music Osk M 030 DtGfTAL CONCERT 2 Over 12 rmrts of mixed house mus* M 070 CRUSADERS BACTERIA Stunning sound
and grapfxs M 170 NEWTRONS MUSIC DISK HEADBANGER' You wiH not Oebeve thts'i M 197 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Good re-mix of chart h*t M 20G1 2 SAE AMAZING TUNES 2 (3 DISKS 1 MEG). Superb' M 219 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESnvAL Another huge collection M 2167 RAF MEGA MIX 9 (2 DISK SET) Good quality mmic mu M 226 DYNAMITE BEATS 4 Another very classy music disk from MAX M 230 DEXION PARTY MUSIC AND P1CCYS A good disk as always M 232 ALCATRAZ MUZK Classy presentation, 3 good tracks'" M 269 ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC Superb, thought slightly bugged UTILITIES ; U 103 ULTIMATE V*US KILLER Updated now knows 124
viruses j U 107 VIRUS CATALOGUE What ft does, how, and where from U 225 AMIBASE a good database Start a Osk catalogue now U 233 UEDfT Good Pi* * Domam Worcprocessor U 967 ELECTROCAD DEMO (1 MEG) Circuit digram desvgn tool No sa*e m demo U 280 LABEL PRINTER Heps pnnt ybur custom labels U306-U312 Cup Art Cokecbon of cl© art for DTP etc U 505 to U506 SOUNOTRACKER SAMPLE DtSKS Inttnment OsAs U 611 MED 3 11 Latest wvon of thrs great mus uWty U 613 ICON MAGK Loads of on ubiibes U 616 DESK TOP PUBLISHER Dont know rf its good its a! M Genna- U 619 mESSYSIO Dreams answered Wortung Mcssydos plus $ 10 U
621 4 C-MANUAL Latest 4 disk C Manual by Anders Bjerm U62930COMMSPILADON 2 Disks packed modem unities GAMES G 107 STAR TREK GAME Good graph* adventure, Best with 1 meg (2 ®s*s G 109 BUZZARD Good horizontal Shoot em up G 133 PD GAMES COMPO Good selection me Welltru and Breakout G 136 DRIP very tricky painter type game Almost commercial quanty- G 137 THE TURN and TRICKY A couple Of good puttie games by Peter Handel G 138 MARBLE SUDE A cross between Pipe mania and sliding blocks Great!!
G 141 MAYHEM GAME FROM ENSIGNIA Spaceshp in cave ms. tricky butadOctive G 149 PD GAMES COMPO 3 Great Pacman plus 2 others G 143 JEOPARDY (1 MEG) version erf the Ooard game Risk' G 152 PD GAMES COMPO 9 BaTOemcch. Bu'kun [Battle Sim) and more G 154 BATTUFORCE (1 MEG) Strategy bathe game G 159 ANTEP (1 MEG) RPG abo SLOTS, a good car chase game G 170 MEGABAU The ultimate P0 Breakout game?
G 171 ZEUS Simple but addctrve puzzle game Great G 175 CU0UIUS Great Rutxs Cube type puzzle Exccftcnc G 178 WBZYS QUEST (1 MEG) Super game for P0 (Shareware G 179 LLAMATRON By Jeff Mnter, bast the ocasbcs Shareware) G 197 NBS GREAT GAMES VOL 3 Sioer new games G 198 PATIENCE CARD GAMES Superb games and 9raph s EDUCATION E 0067 LEARN AND PLAY Games plus maths and words ikidi aged S* E 008 TALKING COLOURING BOOK Draw me p*tures then colour them FISH, T-BAG, AND GLAMOUR DISKS We now hold all Ash disks up to 500 The FISH AQUARIUM catalogue has been updated to include all the new disks Although
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Many moons ago. There was an arcade game called Asteroids. It featured line drawings in glorious black- and-white-o-Vision. It had you controlling a starship and blowing up lots of asteroids and aliens. The asteroids were shot into boulders, then into pebbles, and finally into nothing. Doesn't sound like much today, but back then it was state-of-the-art and the punters flocked to put their farthings in the slot.
AJVIIGOIDS VIRUS FREE PD 1648 This updated version makes full use of the Amiga's capabilities without changing the game al all. You play it with just a joystick (the original used keys), the sound is good, the graphics are in full colour and very smooth. The gameplay is just as fast as the original, if not faster. You can also play in two-player mode, which is good if both players are using the same joystick - a formation of two spaceships blasting and moving perfectly together.
I thought this sort of game had no hook any more.
Fifteen minutes later on Level Ten I had extreme difficulty putting the joystick down. Simple, fast, noisy and dangerous. AMIGAids is an arcade classic brought bang up to date without unecessary frills. Excellent stuff.
Marc Lafontaine!
MULTIRIPPER 17 BIT 1080 What is a ripper. I hear you ask? It's a program which tries to rip useful old data from the Amiga's memory.
When a program finishes or you reset the machine, a lot of information isn't wiped from the memory straight away. For nicking other people's samples, graphics, text or even SoundTracker modules they’re extremely useful.
MulliRipper is the best I've seen, purely because it's simple. It doesn't have lots of flashy graphics or weird Copper effects, just good plain text telling you what pressing each key does - search for this, look for that, save it to disk and so on.
Also on ihe disk arc two copiers. Boih of ihem are up lo ihe usual standard (they'll back up some disks, but not every disk) but they have a couple of unusual features. RaltleCopy has a built-in game of Pacman - while you're waiting for a disk to be copied, you can have a quick run around a maze with the old manic muncher. Although the graphics are small, it's quite a good version of the old game - the mazes change every few levels.
The second copier is called SanityCopy. This doesn't have a buit-in arcade game, but will password- cncrypt disks so that you can only use them if you know Ihe password. Although lacking any other feature of note, it's such a useful idea I had to mention it.
BEGINNER BENCH VIRUS FREE PD 1654 llll version I was written by the Sundance Kid. And I must admit it's pretty good. All it really consists of is a set of utilities, but the way in which you use them is highly ingenious and yet ultra-simple.
A conventional Workbench screen loads, with an icon in the middle and a Shell window open. How do you use the programs? When you hold dow n the right mouse button, the usual menus appear: Workbench.
Disk and Special. If you keep moving the mouse to the li Sfe 1 B 11 A£C«I tw «'llt dick III l « Uctkfetck disd.-, r *r fetch !cm 1. Jut' lu 1»... ImtallItt •* M • ** •*»r u *1.1 If only all software were as easy to use as Beginner Bench. Just one press, hold, let go and you're there.
Right, there are three more menus... The Utilities menus has a list of program names. These utilities can be loaded just by moving the mouse down so that the name highlights and then letting go of the mouse button. In addition to the usual PowerPacker. DiskMasler.
ScreenX and so on. There are a couple I haven't come across before. TaskX gives a list of programs running, and lets you set the priority (to slow down ‘hog’ programs which insist on being more important for no good reason at all).
Of the other two menus, one consists of virus killers (nothing special, but you can never have too many of them) and the other will bring up the documentation files for the utilities. Like I said, very easy-to-use and highly inventive - I hope other collections of PD w ill use the system.
DRAW MAP V2.3d PD SOFT V263 SEPTEMBER 1991 Draw Mop has been mentioned before in these pages, but this is a new release with a couple of bug fixes. It only draws one thing: maps of planet Earth, in high resolution using four colours (which you can change).
Why would you need this program? Well, for one thing the maps are proportionately scaled - you can magnify them without getting lots of jagged pixels.
You can also wrap them around a globe, or have an orbital shot as seen from space, stars and all! Also, you can choose between normal and Mercator projection, and lay a grid pattern on top.
Still not interested? Well, if I said that you can save out the pictures in IFF to load into a paint program like DeluxePaint IV. You might get the idea. Maps are not easy to draw with a paint package on its own - they tend to look very inaccurate.
If you do your maps in Draw Map and then import them into other programs they look a lot better without taking ages to draw - it's pretty fast as well. Oh yes.
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DELIVERY SERVICE ..and the keenest prices THE BEST OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN SOUNDTRACKER UTILITIES DISK PRICES 1 disk £1.25 10 disks ? Lile box .£9.99 additional disks ....99p (2D = 2nd Drive required) (Mb » 1 Megabyte required) GAMES AG.01 Star Trek; Superb strategy game Digitised graphics1 (2D-Mb-3 disks) AG.02 Various; Gravewars. Jackland.
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AG.05 Pacman 87; Multi level version ot this addictive arcade classic AG 06 Vanous; Cosmoroids. Amoeba. Crazy Eights. Blackjack. Backgammon.
Daleks, Yahtzee, Stone Age etc... AG.07 Board and Card games; Cluedo, Othello. Klondike and Cribbage.
AG.09 Puzzle Maker: Jigsaw puzzles trom IFF tiles Plus Puzzle Pro.
AG.10 Space Invaders; Arcade Classic version! Plus: Lander, Amoeba.. AG 11 Tennis; excellent shareware sports simulation (Mb) AG.14 Flascheiber; Boulderdash style game Almost Commercial quality!
AG.15 Paranoid game: Arkanoid style.
Including a screen designer.
AG. 16 Castle ol Doom; Adventure game with graphics - beginners level.
AG. 17 ST Bash; Space Invaders style shoot- em-up. Aliens are Atari ST'S.
AG.18 Golden Fleece: Infocom standard advanture. Plus: Tron; 2 Player Light cycle game. Tram; Railway designer.
Star Fleet. Kamikaze Chess etc... AG.22 Return to Earth: Elite style Space trading game, digitised sound.
AG.24 Drip; Arcade quality game with digitised sounds and smooth sprites!
Plus: China Challenge. Frogger etc. AG 26 Zerg; Ultima style Role Play Plus: World; Intocom type adventure.
Daleks. Callisto, Puzz, Pontoon. .
AG.27 Star Trek (USA); Strategy game Captain the Enterprise. (2D-Mb-2 disks) AG.28 Quattro; Tetris style. China Challenge; Shanghai style puzzle game Plus: Breaker and Asteroids.
AG 29 Chess: Superb Multi Featured1 Titles.
Tetnz Two. Battleships etc... AG.30 Twmtris; Superb Shape dropping game1 MUCH better than original!!!
AG.31 Simpsons; vertical scrolling shoot-en- up style game! (SEUCK) AG.32 Legotns: another Tetris style game.
Amusing digitised sound effects AG.34 Tile Game; AMOS games creator vacation on the old 16 puzzle AG.35 Cave Runner: Commercial quality Boulderdash style game1 Excellent!
AG.36 Wizzys Quest: Protessional quality arcade puzzle game.
AG.37 Rings o! Zon (Vol. 1) Ultima style fantasy strategy game... AG.38 Star Trek - Arcade game; SEUCK produced scrolling Shoot Em Up AG 39 Wacko in Wonderland: Platform game with large Graphics1 Cute1 AG.40 Metagalactic Llamas: Classic Commodore 64 game by Jeff Mmter1 AG.41 Wet Beaver; Version ol original tennis game with digitised sound (Mb) Jazzbench: Workbench upgrade with many indispensable features!
«u ui AU 02 AU 03 AU.04 AU.08 AU.09 AU.10 AU 11 AU 13 AU.14 AU 15 AU 17 AU.18 AU.19 AU.20 AU.21 Uedit. Excellent file editor, a vast improvement on Ed1 QL Emulator; plus 2 data disks packed with tiles. Superb! (3 disks) Amiga Spell; Spelling checker, compatible with most Word Processors.
Various: Starchart: 600 stars & galaxies. TXED: editor word processor Midi Tools: Midi Keyboard; Five octave, mouse operated keyboard. .
Prochange: change Midi channels etc. Graphic utilities: Fontfixer, IFF Converter, Palette Converter... Boot utilities: Bootext. Bootup. Plus: Memcheck. Disksalv, Dragpack Starcharl; Astronomy program giving positions and movements of all mator constellations!
Visicalc: Superb full featured Spreadsheet with manual on disk.
Various: Amcat; cataloguing system.
Icontype. Change Icon type, Recoverable RAMdisk, Spell Checker.
Black Book. DX Synth voice library... Dope Intro maker: Create Demos with this user friendly, package.
D Copy: Excellent disk copier similar to X Copy. Good Nibble model Nonh C: Complete C Environment lor the Amiga1 Amazing value!
SID; Workbench replacement with easy lile handling, improved Dmouse window control and many more features K O The Virus; Virus delectors and killers! Includes: Virus X 4.1 Avoding CLI: Lots ol uselul utilities otherwise only obtainable through CLI; FixDisk. QuickCopy.
AU.22 Texl Plus: Word Processor (v2 2) Very protessional program wilh many commercial quality features' Word Wright; Word Processor. Plus: Amiga Spell; Spell checker!
AU.23 AU.24 AU 26 Spectrum Emulator; Run some Spectrum games on your Amiga1 CM Complete C Manual; packed with info on C programming. 11 chapters plus 70 executable examples1 (3 disks) AU.27 Amibase (v3.76): Prolessional quality, multi-featured database program... Recommended!
CLIP ART AC.01 Deluxe Paint; lots of quality pictures in low. Medium & high res AC.02 Pagesetter Art: Animals. Food.
Computers, Fantasy. Holidays... AC.04 IFF Alphabets; 30* screens of character sets and surfaces... AC.05 Animals. Anatomy, Buildings.
Christmas. Construction... AC 06 Cartoons; Comic pictures ol people.
Animals, funny objects AC.07 Holidays. Home. Flags. Flowers.
Miscellaneous... AC.08 Music. People. Places. School.
Religion. Symbols. Weddings... AC.09 Signs; Titles, Logos. Headings.
Athletics. Bowling, Boxing, Football.
Cricket. Racing. Fishing. Horses... AC. 10 Teddy Bears; ideal for Present Labels.
Greetings Cards etc.. Plus: Silhouettes; lots ol shadow pictures AC.11 Nightclub, Vintage Cars. Bikes.
Computers, Boats. Office. Industrial.
AC. 12 Colour; Occasions, Transport. Signs.
Electrical, Architecture... SND.01 Soundtracker; Four versions of this tavourite Music creation program.
SND.02 Soundtracker 4: alternative version * instruments disk (2 disks) SND 03 Sound Monitor; 20 Demo scores * instructions in this superb sound package! Exlra RAM and Drive uselul. Plus: Instruments disk. (2 disks) SND 04 MED Music Editor. Soundtracker style music creator! Easy to use!
SND 05 Soundtracker 8 Track; Superb! Plus convener lor 4 track files... STI.01 10 STI.08 Digital Soundtracker samples! 8 disks packed with 100's ol tiles! (Buy one or all 8 lor £7.99) STS.01 Sampled sound effects lo use instead ol instrumenls!
STS.02 Longer samples many from films.
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Maths Test. Puppypi* i Age 5*) AE 03 Fractals. Desktop Calculator. Function Plotter, Evolution (Age II.)
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Airfoil... (Age 11.)
AE 05 Work) data Bank. CIA world map with political boundaries, view trom anywhere, any height! Plus 3D Plot. Calendar Factory, Sherlock (Age 11*) AE.06 Talking Spelling Tutor. Speech Toy.
German Language Test. Study File. Card System. Globe. Elements. Geoiime. Texl UhMies (2disks) (Age it.)
AE.07 Educational graphics. Technical illustrations: Biology. Astronomy etc. Some animated (eg pumping head) Includes viewing programs. Or load into Deluxe Paint etc (Age 9*1 FONTS AF.01 Cosmopolitan. Rangers. Pegnat.
Avant Guard, Aidous. Celtic etc. AF.02 Fancy; Hollywood. Park Avenue.
Broadway. Camelot. Couner. Ham... AF.03 Publishers: Helvetica. Akashi.
Andover. Bookman, Boxie, Times... AF.04 Various: Unusual. Videolonts. Large & Small fonts... Utilities.
WORKBENCH AW.03 Icons: Music. Ram. Naughty. Jet Icons. Plus: Utilities. Colourbench AW.04 Icon Development. Design Icons with Deluxe Paint! Examples included!
SLIDESHOWS AS 01 AS 05 AS .06 AS 12 AS 20 AS 21 AS 22 AS 23 Boris Vallejo 1: Protessional quality graphics in interlaced HAM1 Exodus Real 3D show; 9 very impressive Ray traced pictures Swimsuits; Great pictures Irom the U.S. Sports Illustrated mag.
M. C. Escher: Animated slideshow ol Eschers paradoxical
artwork... Slideshow Construction; Pictures scroll up'down,
tade inout' etc .
Fantasy; Stunning lull screen pictures and superb soundtrack' Viz; Digitised pictures Irom the wonderful Viz magazine Agatron Slideshow 10; Ray Traced pictures of Star Trek ships including shots Irom T Richters impending video AH.01 Adventure Game Solutions: More than 100 including: Dungeon Master.
Future Wars. Ultima 1 to 5. Sierra.
Infocom. Bards Tale. Zak MacKracken. Maniac Mansion.
Rainbird...Every Adventure players dream! (2 disks) AD.01 Walker 1; Digitised animation ol Star Wars Imperial Walker (Mb) AD 02 Walker 2; Digitised animation ol Walker and helicopter' (Mb) AD 04 Probe Sequence; Incoming video pictures Irom an interstellar probe landing on an alien planet! Amazing!
AD. 13 Walking Cat; Amazing Revolving digitised animation ol walking cat!
AD 16 Ghost Pool; Animation ol a pool game with invisible players' AD 18 Puggs m Space; Amusing cartoon of alien creature exploring Earth!
AD 21 Busy Bee; Amazing Sculpt 3D animation ol a large flying Bee! (Mb) AD.22 Democreators. Create your own demo's with; Bootwriter. Bootmaker, Bootboy. Boot generator etc... AD 23 Ship and Sphere: Ray Trace lilm ol space ship and glass sphere. (Mb) AD.24 NewTek Demo Reel 3: Incredible professional demo of NewTek product range features superb sampled sounds, digitised animations... (Mb 2 disks) AD 25 The Run; 3D lilm ol Lotus chase through traffic with police car! (Mb) AD.28 Stamp Collector; Animation ol magnifying glass and naughty stamps!
AD 29 Predators Megademo: Bnlliant demos including 2 games! (2 disks) AD 32 Vision Megademo IV; Superb Digitised music and sound ettects1 AD 36 Kelrens Megademo VIII; 10 demos including; Kill Ihe Beasl (Shadow ol the Beast meets Xenon 2)... (2 disks) AD.39 Agatron animations: 3D film ol USS Enterprise attacking USS Reliant.
AD 40 Luxor Teenager; Variation on the classic with 2 anglepoise lamps' AD.41 RGB; Badgekiller competition winner' Produced with Director! (Mb) AD.42 Comic on a disk; whole graphic novel, page by page, on screen!
AD.44 Laurel and Hardy: Digitised clips Irom various films! (2 disks) AD.45 Star Trek, Dry Dock demo: The highly praised Ray Trace masterpiece!
AD 46 Stealthy Manoevre II; Cartoon style Stealth Fighter animation.
AD 47 Walker Demo; The incredible 2 Megabyte animation (2Mb - 2 disks) AD.48 Amy V Walker; Amy the Squirrel chases AT-AT with Monkey Wrench' (Mb) AD.49 Budbram Productions; Quality animations including Movie! (2 disks) AD.50 Budbram Demo 2; Great sound, great graphics, another classic!
AD.51 Fishtank demo: Animation ol sea creatures miming in time to music!
AD.52 Popeye meets Beach Boys; Very amusing singing combination... AD.53 Iraq demo; Mini lilm involving Saddam Hussain and John Major!
AD.54 Simpsons; Digitised: Do the Bartman plus great Bart slideshow!
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016 Space Ace Demo 085 Red Sector Megademo (2) 089 Gymnast Animation * 107 RAF Megademo (2) 157 Cool Cougar Animation • 161 Kylie Mmogua Demo (2) 240 Puggs in Space Cartoon 280 Tree Frog Animation • 288 The AMOS Demo 399 NewTek Demo 3 (2) • 483 Etvira Demo 646 Predators Megademo (2) 744 Red Sector Cebrt Demo 747 Popeye Meets Beach boys 773 Shark Animation • 825 Budbram Megademo (X)(2) 853 Dragons Lair Demo * 854 Bread Home & Away Demo 865 Coma Demo 895 Trip To Mars 897 Scoopex Mental Hangover 906 Madonna Cartoon * 954 Teenage Turtles Demo 964 Operation Varkl 1001 Station at Khern ** (3) 1033
At the Movies Anim “ 1034 Stealthy 1 Animation • 1093 Dpaint 3 Demo (2) * 1105 Crionics Neverwhere Demo 1110 Fractal Right 1188 Filial The Fish 1200 Raiders ol Loel Ark Anim • 1229 Budbrain 2 1235 Kickboxer Demo 1238 Evil Dead Domo (X) • 1246 LSD: Comix Disk 1 1256 Killing Game Show Demo 1271 Legend ol Billy The Kid * 1280 Horizon: Sleeping Bag 1287 Wrath o( Ihe Demon Demo 052 Awesome Sounda 061 J M Jarre - Definitive 166 Vangelis* 187 Crusaders Audio X 407 CD Player Demo* 409 Crusaders: Freakd Out I 497 Amiga Chart 5 552 Music Invasion 3 (2) 654 Powerlords Power Musix 2 713 Rash! - Queen (2)
724 Technotronic Ftemix 746 Crusaders Bacteria 824 Digital Concert V 866 Pan III Music Disk 914 Special Brothers Music 2 935 Madonna: Hanky Panky 941 Soundlracker Jukebox 969 100 C64 Gamea Tunee 970 The Comic Strip Remix 976 Scoopex: Beast Sonix 982 E 4 L: Get Upl 986 Amaze : Ftevoiutons 993 PSA Music Demodisk 1 1026 Digital Concert VI 1107 Slop Right Nowl* 1243 Chip Music Festival 1248 LSD: Supreme Music 1 1284 Cave: Synthetic Power 1292 Crusaders Does Genesis 1630 Accession: Sun Wind 1685 Depeche Mode Musk: Disk 1694 Art of MED Muse Disk 1695 Seal: Crazy Ftemix • 1755 Amazing Tunes 2 (3) *
1763 Aamond Gallant Knight (3)* 1772 Taipan Muse Disk (2) 1776 Crusaders: Sheet Music 1777 Beatmasters:Technology 1787 Magnetic Beats 2 1788 Magnetic Beats 3 051 Visicalc Spreadsheet 081 Uedit Word Processor 110 Disk Utilities 111 Gafix Utilities 1 118 Grafix Utilities 2 119 Amiga MCAD 180 Pagesetler Clip Art 210 Iconsl 259 Ultimate Boolblock Coll. (2) 343 Intromaker 346 TV Graphics (2) 348 APOC 25 (Programming) 353 ShoWiz 2 0 354 PowerPacker 2 2a 410 Dpaint Cartoon Brushes 442 Dpaint Fonts Disks (4) 456 Chet Solace Extravaganza 458 HAM Radio Special (5) 495 ClickDOS (CU Helper) 516 A68k
Assembler C Compiler 536 Red Devil Compacting Utils 546 Iconmania!
571 Jazzbench 580 Dope Intro Maker 591 Business Card Maker 595 Amateur Ftedio Disk 632 Messy DOS 633 Analytical 642 C Manual 643 SIDvt 06 661 Programming Disk 682 Sound Applications (2) 684 Video Applications (2) 697 Graphics Management (2) 901 THE Comms Disk 902 OED Text Editor 1022 AMOS,-RAMOS Update 1.21 1023 Future Composer 1058 Zero Virus V3 0 1071 Noseplayer V3 0 117 Monopoly 135 Classic Board Card Games 195 Electric Train Set 251 Blizzard 314 Breakout Construction Sal 315 Fteturn to Eanh 496 Holy Gail Adventure * 648 Star Trek (USA) (2) • 680 Learn 4 Play (2) 727 Star Trek (Rrchter) (2)
957 Pipeline 962 Dnpl 987 Snakepit 991 Jeopard * 1004 Games Disk 9 1230 Dragon Cave 1245 Flings of Zbn * 1408 A59: Super Quiz 1411 A62: Arcadia 1510 Pick Up A Puzzle (2)* 1512 Picture It (2) • 1517 At 10: Crossfire* 1520 A115: Balloonacy 1528 A130: Wooden Ball* 1531 Simon Says Space Maths 1532 A137: Tile Trie) * 1533 The Jar* 1539 Megaball * 1544 Seven Tiles 1558 Adventure Solutxzns (2) 1573 A142: Pair Crazy 1577 At 46: Fruit Machine * 1579 A148: Demolition Miaaon • 1580 A149: Gobbet Pontoon • 1584 A153: Missile Command 1591 A160: Quizmaster • 1606 A178: Mastermind Pair Up ' 1610 A180:
Dungeon Delver (2) 1612 A182: Pixie Kingdom (2) 1614 A184: Towers of Hanoi 1668 Tomtespelel 1670 Wheel ol Fortune 1690 Hints Disk One 1700 Terror Liner 2 (X) 1711 Mental Image Games One 1715 Frantic Freddie 1720 Cabaret Asteroids 1746 Word Games Volume 1 • 1747 Word Games Volume 2 * 1748 Startegy Games * 1749 Truckin' (2)(2 drives) • 1780 Arcade Game Cheats 1 1781 Serena II P D PACKS DEMOS & ANIMATIONS SLIDESHOWS UTILITIES DISKS ACCESSORIES 8 disks for £8 A great way tor new Amiga owners to check out what p d.
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GAMES PACK 37 Titles on 8 disks including Asteroids, Tiles,
Bally 2, Sys, Pool, YachtC. Invaders, H-Ball. Fruit Machine,
Block Oh Shoot Qjt Peter’s Quest and many more!
DEMOS PACK Some ol the most popular demos in the library: Coma Wild Copper Cebrt 90 Elvira.
Mental Hangover. Rebels Megademo 2. Pan Is Just The Beginning, and Popeye Meets The Beachboys!
SOUNDTRACKER SPECIAL The great PO music maker.
Plus instruments, songs modules, rippers and morel Make music of just have fun!
HOME BUSINESS PACK A suite of programmes for those who want to dabble in Ihe serious side: Nag, Bank'n, Journal, Qbase, Spread.
Wordwright AMIGASpell.
Inventory, MemoPad 8 morel 1400 A51: Weird Science 1453 More Aerotoons * 1474 System Violation Demo * 1477 Ecstasy Demos * 1507 At 00: AMOS Demo 2 1516 A109: Weird Science 2 1518 Panthorus Mogademo (2) * 1524 A124: Bob Maniacs* 1525 A125: Benson Demo 2 * 1529 Armageddon Demo * 1540 Amy vs Walker Anim * 1541 Batman Animation * 1542 Pogo Anim (1.6 meg) 1548 Jochen Hippel Sound Demo 1551 Too Much 3D * 1552 Magician Anim V2 0 * 1553 Sieve s Anim Disk 1 1554 Sieve's Anim Disk 2 1555 Steve's Anim Disk 3 1556 StevesAnim Disk 4 1557 Steve s Anim Finale Disk 1560 Phenomena Enigma Demo * 1586 A155:
Panthorus Demo 2 1598 A168: Curos 6 Stauros (2) 1628 ‘Do The Bart Man' Demo * 1650 Cnonics: Total Destruction * 1664 Slants: Blue House (2) * 1667 More Classy Animations 1692 Basketball Animation * 1701 Tron Animation (2) * 1703 Total Respray 1704 Total Recount 1705 Total Restyle 1706 Tolal Ftelrial 1707 Decay: Simpsons Demo * 1753 Ufa ol Brian (2) 1774 Magnetic Fields Demoa 90 * 1775 Total Confusion • 078 Valle|0 Fantasy Art (2) 163 NASA Sideshow 167 Dgiview Slideshow 171 Patrick Nagel Pictures 185 Escher Slideshow 238 TV Sports Basketball 282 Forgotten Realms 617 Neighbours Sideshow 725
Diggy Piggys Slideshow (2) 742 Madonna Slideshow 767 Cinemaware Slideshow 814 Viz Slideshow 831 Utopia Cartoon Sideshow 891 Creepshow 899 Madonna Slideshow 2 (2) • 942 Garfield Sideshow 966 Gorezone Slideshow (X) 1051 Total Recall Sideshow 1062 Golems Gate Sideshow 1073 Fraxion Fantasy Sideshow 1085 Comic Slideshow (X) 1103 Gris of Sports Illustrated 1210 Turtles Sideshow 1272 Nemesis: Prologue 1277 Fraxion: Drvine Visions (2) * 1279 Forgotten Ftealms '90 1475 Nemesis: Chapter 1 (2) • 1480 The Age of Sadr 1523 A121: Nik Williams Demo 1546 Skywalker Digishow 1 1547 Skywalker Dig,show 2 1549
Dpaint Colour-Cycled Pics 1561 Demons Sideshow 3 * 1666 Mages Staff 1693 WWF Slideshow 1708 invisible World Slideshow 1719 Vabba Dabba Cartoons 1781 Reflections Slideshow 1095 Catalogue Workshop (2)
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1385 Art o( Virus Killing 1432 A83: AMOS Paint 1450 New SuperKillers Disk 1451 ElectroCAD 1452 AmiBase 1473 ARP 1 3 1534 MEDV3 0 1535 Master Virus Killer V2 0 1536 North CV1.3 (packed) 1537 North C V1 3 (unpacked)(2) 1543 Quantum Tool Disk 12 1545 SpedraPamt V3 0 "CRAZY JOE'S" LOGO T-SHIRTS (M L XL) White . . . £3 99 SWEAT SHIRTS (M L XL) White . . £8 99 (PLEASE STATE SIZE) 1550 FlexiBase V2 0 1569 A138: Spanish Tutor 1587 At 56: Rippers Disk 1606 A176: Database Master V2 0 1629 ZX Spectrum Emulator 1663 Dynamite Cul 6 Paste Fonts 1778 Stolen Data Magazine *5 PUBLIC DOMAIN can change, he
points out again) then that leaves you lots more colours for your pictures. Right on. Bryan Brown and Ulrich Dcnker. A shame the documentation is in German, but all the same it's quite easy to get the result you want.
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QuitkBose is ideal for keeping track of your nearest and deorest. And the bank manager, and the poll tax office... So. You have a PD text editor. What do you do for a spelling checker or simple database? You buy this disk, of course! This disk has one of the most easy-to- use databases I have ever come across. QuickBase. By Kevin Harris, uses just one screen with lots of colours and large text for easy reading. It's very simple and good for storing names and addresses for mailing lists, and it's an absolute cinch to use.
AmigaSpell (from Mike Berro) has one or two annoying quirks for a spelling checker program. The dictionary is virtually empty, so you'll spend a lot of time at first teaching it the correct spelling of words. It also can't find the same mistake twice while checking, so if you consistently misspell it's not very good. The good thing about it is the actual checking procedure - the best I've ever seen.
After AmigaSpell has analysed a text file for errors, it scrolls the whole file from left to right across the screen. Any errors are highlighted - you can make the program learn them or ignore them. Because you can see the words on either side, you know whether or not the word is the wrong one because it's out of context - for example. "Look over their".
Xspell lacks the good and bad points of AmigaSpell - again, you’ll spend a while teaching it new words. However, if you register it (send a donation to Hayes Hodgcn. The programmer) he will send you a 40,000 word dictionary plus a new version with an Undo command - after all. We all hit the wrong key from time to time.
The Manager scries from Hal Carter is on there as well. This includes MailManager. HouseHold and Reference Manager (a card database) all share the same basic layout, but differ as to what they can store.
However they are looking a wee bit long in the tooth now - they date from 1986!
PD TOP TEN UTILITIES LOW ALCOHOL PUBUC DOMAIN
1) ProTracker V1.1
2) Demon Games Vol 6
3) ZeroVlrus III
4) Three Player Tetris
5) European Charts disk
6) Tobias Richter Star Trek
7) Kefrens Utilities 4
8) Messydos
9) WeHTrlx
10) MCP V0.9 AMIGANUTS 1093 GOLF RECORDER VI .6 Would you like to
keep all of your golf scores on your Amiga? Well then look no
further, because this program has been custom written to
help you do just that.
It will happily keep track of your course averages as well as your match play.
Using this demo is pretty easy. First, you have to tell it about the course that you want to keep records for: how long the whole course is. The pars of each hole and the length, and the scratch score (the average score for the course).
It may sound dull as ditchwater. But there are a couple of noteworthy features. For one thing, the program is very well error-trapped - if you type in a number that's a bit silly (a par one hole, or a course that's 200 yards long) then the program brings up a message saying it doesn't believe you. You can override this and have some pretty weird score cards, but more often than not you won't because most golf players like to keep honest averages.
The other factor is that all the options are controlled by clicking with the mouse - there arc no menus to hunt for the correct option. You can print out the scores, of course, if you have a printer.
What really impressed me were the digitised images of professionals mixed in with the program. It's a cheap trick to jazz it up. But perfectly valid. Why don't more serious programs try to be light-hearted, rather than plain and boring? Thank you Peter Wilson.
TSB VECTOR DESIGNER UNIQUE COMPUTING UT-107 The Special Brothers. Ivan and Alloc, have been working hard on this extremely interesting vector designer.
If you have seen a few demos, you'll know what a vector is: a two or three-dimensional shape with straight edges that can be spun, moved, coloured and generally whizzed around the screen.
Being public domain, it's not exactly Sculpt 4D.
There's not much on-screen help and the text used by the program is a bit too small for easy reading. Having said that, it's extremely quick - with a bit of practice you can bang out vectors quickly.
A few other points to mention arc that the on-disk documentation is pretty thorough and is written in fairly reasonable English. Also included is an example demo, showing off just what you can do. The best thing is that the program can save vectors out in a form which is suitable for use with the Red Sector demo maker, for extremely fast and unprofessional-looking results (by unprofessional I mean of the best PD standards - don't take it personally, it's a joke aimed at professional programmers).
RCQED AMIGANUTS 1113 PCQ is one of the few versions of the Pascal computer langauge available on the Amiga, and is certainly one of the cheapest. Many educational establishments use Pascal or the similar Modula-2 for teaching how to program. The name, incidentally, is just the initials of the programmer. Patrick Quaid.
One of the problems with PCQ is that it's just a compiler - usually you have to buy another disk for the linker and use a text editor (from another PD disk unless you have a word processor that can save in ASCII). Mark Meany has been working away to put a few bits together on just one disk.
Happily, this disk is all you need. It contains all the programs, the environment is waiting for you as soon as the disk has booted and it's a convenient way to start programming in Pascal. OK. So maybe it's nothing new. But I'm all in favour of hassle-free PD. The documentation is reasonable enough for a beginner in the language, and overall it's worth getting if you need to use the language as a part of your studies.
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If its hip sounds you want, then PD is the place to look. You've got This demo should please all ihe Beatles Ians The disk your hip dance, your ethereal soundtracks and spiffy visuals to boot, comains various pieces sampled from the Sergeant Pepper album, accompanied by some wonderful Want to know more? Then read on... psychedelic images. If Sixties imagery is your cup of lea. Then this is definitely worth checking out.
LANDING EVOLUTION Amiganuts United, Disk 1 103 SLIDESHOW A disks - Requires A Aaeg 1 7 Bit, Disk 1070 THE INVISIBLE WORLD The Disk 162 When it comes to futuristic scicnce-fiction animations, then Tobias Richter is well in front of the field. With his Agatron label he has brought us some of the most impressive ray-traced space clips ever to be seen on a home computer, and iMiulinfi is no exception. It starts in a landing bay. The demo follows the launch, flight and docking of a shuttle craft. There is no sound, but this doesn't matter because the visuals arc of such an incredibly high standard.
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SEPTEMBER 1991 plots the evolution of life on Earth using a series of digitised HAM pictures, from a single-cell animal via fish-life to lizards and mammals. The pictures are pretty good, being clear and colourful, but it's not v ery interesting apart from that. Still, all you budding anthropologists may find it intriguing.
MR POTATO HEAD 17 Bit, Disk 1091 This is one of the strangest demos to come along for some time If you're one of those people that finds bugs and other creepy craw lies too horrible to contemplate. Then this disk is most certainly not for you. The demo features some superbly digitised pictures, ranging from magnified pictures of grubs, lice and mites to free e-framc pictures of bullets fired through objects.
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It's good to see demo coders injecting humour into their demos every now and then, and Mr Pnuito Head is a prime example of this. The vegetable star of the title makes his premier stage performance in this clip, doing his best to entertain the audience. A fact which is made difficult by his inability to dance! A funny little cartoon which will cause a smile or two.
20 SECONDS TO CofVtRLY 1 7 Bit, Disk 1 1 A3 This is what we want lo see! Hard-core rap music in the PD scene! This disk contains two versions of Silver Bullet's 20 Seconds to Comply. One of them is a standard version for 5I2K Amigas. Whereas the second mix is designed for users only w ith I Mb of chip RAM available. I suggest you get hold of it. Load it up and crank up those decibels.
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Manoeuvres, great cortoon (") 625 Juggler II, the Juggler meets o bdy (") 631 Steves animations 1, hos 8 cute amms 632 Steves animations 2, has 6 cute onims 633 Batman the Movio, funny ond amusing (") 762 Porky Pig animation, funny cartoon (*) 763 Basketball player, superb ray tracing (") 789 Stevos animations 3, hos 6 cute anims 790 Steves animations 4, has 5 cute anims 791 Steves animations 5. Hos 6 cute anims 805 Franklin the Fly. Hibrious and funny (") 863 Iraq demo, rather comical animation 865 Coyote Strikes bock, poor Roodrunner (") 866 Ami versus the Walker as reviewed (") 913 Mars,
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716 Bomb tho Baso, 8 fob tracks to listen to 718 Revolutions by Jeon Michelle Jarre 722 Vocal attock the sequel, thumping music 723 Sounds of DOB II. 17 tracks of music (*) 767 The 900 Oxygen remix, collect it now ( ) 770 Arcane musk, 11 trocks for you to play 794 In a Silent Way. Don't miss this disk!
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Vivaldi's Four Seasons more of Rob Boxters superb classical music (2 disks) 10791 love Technology by the Beatmaster 1080Meon Machine, good music (2 disks) 1081 Groove is in the Heart, sample (") 1082 Walk this way. Remix by N Henfhorn 1084 The Golden Stars top twenty (2 disks) 78 The Holy Groil, a very good odventure 223 Moria Another adventure game (*) 317 Star Trek Please note, 2 disks 362 Callisto, Daleks, Puzz and Pontoon 363 The Golden Fleece, a text adventure (") 374 Colossus, onother odventure type gome 418 Frantic Freddie the PD game, good fun 441 All New Psuedo Cop game, a shoot em up
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After reviewing a couple of sample disks last month featuring some of Steve Wright's humourous versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger, here is yet another one!
PD DEMOS (T) The disk plays two clips over a set of pictures digitised from The Terminator. If you're a Radio One fan or you want a quick laugh then it's worth having a look.
KGB MEGADEMO PD Soft, Disks 1618 and 1619 MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS VOL. S MBS, Disk D613 Yes he's back! That cute little fella called Chuck has returned in some more short but entertaining little cartoons. The subject matter ranges from skiing, to Days of Thunder through to intense violence. Also included is another superb rendition of one of the torture screens from the Creatures game.
THE DATING GAME Public House, Disks 1 103 and 1 104 No issue of Demo Zone would be complete without an Eric Schwartz animation. This one has to be loaded from Workbench and it takes a pretty long time to get going. Still, it's worth being patient, since the cartoon is an excellent Tom and Jerry-style farce, featuring a rather harassed frog on route lo his dream date. If you haven't seen a Schwartz cartoon before, then this little gem is a pretty good place to start.
I know that megadcmos are usually pretty repetitive and boring, but this one is put together with a touch more class than most. After a strange test-eard intro, the demo continues with some superb wire-frame images and flash-frame effects over a groovy acid track. Sound dull? Well have a look for yourself and you'll be impressed.
SEPTEMBER 1991 ANIMATIONS 1 7 Bit, Disk 1095 Fealured on this disk arc three ray-traced animations.
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3D ANIMATIONS 1 7 Bit, Disk 1 1 88 This disk contains two little ray-traced animations. The first clip is pretty dull, featuring a spring with a ball bouncing inside it (holding down the mouse button causes a nice strobe effect though). The second piece is pretty sweet though, featuring two traffic cones juggling three trucks between them. Sound weird? It is!
NOTECH DEMO 1 7 Bit, Disk 1149 This is a pretty standard whizzy demo, but the graphics are quite pretty! The main feature is the powerful dance-music backing, which will have your toe tapping along to the beat. All techno-freaks have a look and decide for yourself.
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monthly questions-and-answers session, hosted as usual by Pat McDonald, our part-time circus clown and Amiga guru.
SEPTEMBER 1991 I am a science student and I often have to write out reports. Next year I will have to type up a rather long project and I want to use my Amiga. Could you please recommend a word processor, or a similar program, which allows the import of graphics and more importantly allows me to use special scientific characters.
Ideally. I would like to design them myself.
I was very impressed with the Wordworth demo on your Coverdisk. And all-round it seems exactly what I'm looking for. But can it handle the special sy mbols?
JOHN NUNEZ. LONDON more commonly known) is pretty easy to do. You can use the Fed program that is on your Extras disk, plus there arc many PD font editors too. W hich can be used to create scientific symbols, or just about any other kind of character.
The pitfalls occur when you try to print them out. Unless the printer program knows how to translate w hat you sec on the screen in to w hat you're printer can reproduce on paper, then you might indeed have a few problems - some printers are stuck with their own built- in fonts, and so they cannot handle the Amiga graphics fonts (which look like characters but are actually printed as graphics).
Happily, all but the very cheapest printers can print graphics, and so I adv ise you to go to it if your printer is a nine-pin dot-matrix type or better. As for Wordworth. I think you will find it's one of the best programs for laying out designs, and using fonts with odd characters.
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It's an idea to telephone them first and arrange a time and date, because they’re busy people.
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CUSTOM ICONS l ntil reading the letter from SS Basel in your August issue. I
K. t M hadn't used the IconMerge pro- gram. In a pure
recklessness I thought. "What would happen to the solar system
if the sun disappeared with the blink of an eye?". So I set
about making some split icons for use with my Workbench disk.
After successfully creating a new split System icon. I started on the Trashcan icon. This single icon worked fine until I tried to split it into two different icons. I got error message 212. Although my disk did have the Trashcun.info file and the Trashcan directory containing the -info file.
After much messing about and hair pulling. I finally managed to sort it out this way. All clicks are with the left-hand mouse button:
1) Start the Workbench disk running as usual la working copy of
course).
2) When the disk stops and the Workbench and RAM icons have
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3) Then double click on the RAM disk icon to open up its window.
4) Double click on the Extras disk icon and double click on the
Tools drawer icon.
5) Click once on the IconEd icon, hold the button down, and drag
the icon onto the RAM disk window. This copies the program
into the RAM disk.
Do this again w ith the IconMerge program.
6) Close the Extras window and the Tools window tclick on the
small box at the top-left corner of each window). This saves
some memory.
7) Take out the Extras disk, and put in the W orkbench disk
again.
8| Then double click on the IconMerge icon in the RAM disk.
9) W hen the computer asks if you want to merge or split, simply
type s.
10) At "Icon 1:". Type dfO:Trashcan.
IDA! "Icon 2:". Type Trashcan I.
12) At "Icon 3:". Type Trashean2.
13) Now close the Workbench window, then douhle dick on it again
to open it. You should have icons for Trashcan I. Trashcan2.
IconEd and IconMerge.
You may have to click and drag, to rearrange them and see them all.
14) Double click on the IconEd icon.
15) Select "Load Data", and type Trashcan).
16) Highlight another editing box tclick on it) select "Load
Data" and type Trashcan2.
17) Edit them to your heart's content.
18) W hen vou have finished, save both icons under their original
names tTrashcanl and Trashcan2).
19) After you have saved the icons, close IconEd to get hack to
Workbench.
20) Close the RAM disk window, and reopen it again. Sou may have
to rearrange the icons, but you should see y our new ones
there.
211 Double click on the IconMerge icon in the RAM disk window.
22) This time, when the computer asks if you want to merge or
split, type m. 231 At "Iconl:". Type Trashcan 1.
24) At "Icon2:", type Trashcan2.
25) At "lcon3:", type dflhTrashcan. Make sure that that Workbench
disk is write-enabled, that is you can't see through the hole
in the corner of the disk.
26) Double click on the Workbench disk icon. You should now be
able to see your new Trashcan Icon!
27) Double click on the Trashcan icon to see if it works - which
it should, if you’ve followed these instructions correctly .
I hope that this tutorial on splitting, editing and merging icons is of some use to your other readers.
It has taken me ages to go through and work it all out. Hut the actual operation doesn't actually take more than about five minutes to do. (except for the actual icon editing).
HYWEL JENKINS. NEW PORT Thanks for your excellent step-by-step guide Hywel - have a £50 mail-order voucher, please!
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BAD DISKS Most of the I’D disks and Coverdisks that I possess now won’t load! I keep getting the message, "Volume has a read write error". Can you please explain to me what this means? Also, what is the Diskdoctor? Where can I get one? Sometimes I get Ihe message. "Disk is corrupt, use Diskdoctor to correct it".
G MCKEE. SOMEWHERE Gelling lhal message means, quite simply, lhal your Amiga can no longer read ihe disk. For il lo appear occasionally (and I mean occasionally) is no worrying thing, but il sounds like you've either got a badly knackered disk drive or a serious case of virus infection. I suspect that it's the latter.
A computer virus has two functions. Firstly, to copy itself to different disks automatically, and secondly. To activate itself after some time and perhaps wipe disks clean, display a message or even move a large amount of money into a Swiss bank account!
Usually, they screw up disks.
Here's what you do. Give Amiganuts (0703 785680) a ring and ask them how much a copy of Master Virus Killer version 2.2. This is the best virus killer around for going through a disk collection and w iping out the computer viruses. It recognises 153 different types of virus.
Unfortunately your disk collection is probably now useless. Removing a virus with a virus killer is one thing, but it has already struck. Some viruses merely prevent a game from working. Your case is probably different - your disks just got destroyed. Sec the Answerfjle advice on getting replacements for games.
As for your Coverdisks. You should have backed them up which I advise everyone to do each month.
To safeguard against acquiring any future viruses use MVK 2.2 on every new disk that comes into your possession. Also write protect your disks (move the tab in the comer so that you can see through the hole I no virus can get past this.
Using Diskdoctor: switch on your machine, start up a copy of your Workbench disk, double click on the Workbench icon with the left button, again on the Shell icon, and type: DISKDOCTOR DFO: The computer will then prompt you to insert the disk to be corrected in DFO: tthe internal disk drive) and to press the Return key once it is in the drive. For the program to work though, the write-protect tab must be off (this means that you cannot see through the hole in the comer of the disk). It reads all of the information off it that it can. And then puts it back on again. Don't bother using it w
ith games disks that produce the "Not a DOS disk" message - it almost certainly will not work.
Similarly, do not try to use it on original disks - only use it on copies.
If Diskdoctor is unable to repair a disk then it w ill mask out the bad bits of a disk, and rename it Lazarus.
It is fairly pointless really, but then again Diskdoctor rarely manages to fix a disk.
174 SEPTEMBER 1991 TINY TIPS In case the internal disk drive lets you down and your computer is out of warranty, the following is well worth testing before you send it away to be repaired.
E I M Open up your computer and swap around the two 8502A chips, then put the Odd chip where the Even chip is and vice versa. If the disk drive starts working again, then even you're CIA 8502A chip has died on you, and you know exactly what to replace.
However, do not attempt to tamper with your machine if you’re not fully confident.
If you use NewZap to peek at binary Tiles, you will often find that there isn't any useful information. This is because these files are often compressed with PowerPacker, and need to be uncompressed with the same program to be comprehensible to the human eye.
Pov.rPjok.r 3.«j by Nico Francois _lltld Ifefl ~ " ~ m ¦ - M • B - Mi: n f 0 r i i rzs Insert 1 risk MVK 2.2 is now very hard-drive friendly, ond it can find and kill 153 viruses and hos had the bugs taken out - well done, Xavier LeClerq (the author).
NO FASTMEM Chaos Strikes Hack doesn't work on my A1500. The company (Mirrorsoft) say that it was written before the release of the machine, hut Dungeon Master and other games work. What’s wrong?
P01mtP?r-£r£££fOFThi- M BENNETT. WEST W ICKHAM Version 3.6a Free Chip Largest Free Fast Larsest File Ham : File Length : (De)Crunched : I'm guessing, but... the AI5Q0 comes with I Mb of memory as standard. Unfortunately, this memory is all accessible to the graphics chips - so called chip memory. The A500 is set up to have 0.5 Mb of chip memory , and 0.5Mb of fast memory (only the processor chip, the 68000 "decision maker" can access this).
Scanning file 'fhl:Iiuge-Iools Art&rpt A&h*o'... Loading conrund file... So I guess Chaus Strikes Back (and probably some other I Mb games) need some fast memory to w ork properly. I advise you lo get a memory expansion of some kind, if you really want to play the game.
12252 bytes, • BSS) Press left and right nouse button to abort.
33 crunched. (57 . Gain) A similar problem occurs when you modify an A500 to have I Mb of chip RAM. If no fast memory is available, then animation is impossible on early releases of Deluxe Paint III and lots of other programs become similarly changed.
PowerPatker is now a Licenseware product, available from Soltville PD (0705 366509) for E9.20. It compresses decompresses programs and data so that they take up less space on a disk.
And the moral of the story is: having plenty of chip memory for graphics and sound is all very nice, but hav ing no fast memory is far too high a price to pay.
Tire problem is that it makes your computer less useful, and A15(X)s or B2000s suck without having any extra memory .
NON-COMPATIBLE I ant having difficulty with compatibility between my KCS Bitcon PC Emulator and my oldish Supra Scsi hard drive. It's not the 500XP version - the hard drive is in a separate box. If the hard drive starts up. Then the Amiga freezes after displaying a lot of hex digits. If I leave it off (don't assign it) then the board works fine.
I've talked to Bitcon many times, and now I'm writing to you to see if you can help. Maybe anyone with a similar setup could write in (A500. KCS, SupraDrive 500XP).
ROBERT BEATTIE. HARROGATE The problem with older hard drives is that they are often incompatible with new products. Rather than depending on Bitcon. It might be an idea to call Supra (0101 503 967 9081) to talk about how much an upgrade would be to a better hard drive, or perhaps just some new software. Have your computer handy when you phone up. The KCS board is sold in North America, so I dare say they'll have some ideas - the 500XP is a far cry from the hard drives of old.
BETTER COVERDISKS How do I get the utilities to autoboot from your Coverdisk? I would like to have them on a separate disk so that I wouldn't need to use Workbench. For example I think the Hacktrick.60Hz program is really good, but I don't want to load Workbench every time I use it. The same goes for TextEngine.
Sometimes you include icons to install programs onto other disks. Could you please do this more often? Workbench takes so long to load, and surely it's largely unnecessary .
Please print this letter, because my friend and I have made a bet as to whether or not this letter will be printed, and I stand to lose cash over it.
MICHAEL GODBER. BURNT’WOOD Hmm. Sometimes Workbench is necessary , sometimes it's not. Here's what you do. On the backup that you make of the Coverdisk (and you had better - old Coverdisks are irreplaceable), write the names of the programs on the label.
Now, bootup with the Coverdisk. And keep the Control and D keys held down. The stanup-scquencc to load the main game demo should stop, and you will be left w ith a little prompt (l ).
Type in the name of the program, for instance HackTrick.60HZ. and press Return. It should load and run Some programs will not work, because they need some bits from Workbench (which I can't always put on the disk because they take up space - space on the Coverdisk is rare).
Do not despair. 1 hav e taken note of your criticism, and I vv ill try to make the programs less dependent on Workbench. It's always a fine edge between usability and usefulness - it could be simple city lo use but there wouldn't be anything worthwhile on it.
Any chance of a cut of your w innings? Only joking.
If your word processor (usually KindWords) keeps printing odd letters at the top-left of the screen, then make sure that there are two versions of the printer.dev ice file. This lives in Ihe Devs directory.
The good version is 26.904 bytes long, while the bad (version 35.563) is
26. 962 bytes long. Look through your floppy collection - you'll
probably find a few copies of each.
ANON.
Thanks very much for the tips. Sorry for not printing your name - either I've lost it or you didn't say what it was in the first place. In either case, please w rite in again to claim your £50 mail-order voucher. I'll be checking handwriting.
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LOTS OF OUESSIES 1I I've mummed lo create a stand-alone version of the Text Engine program (nice one Nick Harvey - hope you don't mind) hut I have encountered a few small problems. When it boots. I am left with the Commodore Amiga copy right message and a "1 " prompt to type at. W hen 1 type TextEngine and it loads fine - hut how do I make the startup-sequence to run the program without ty ping its name?
2) I've included a copy of the Preferences program on the stand
alone TextEngine disk, hut I still can't access the printer.
Help.
3) The A69(1 CD-ROM drive for the A500 - will it play ordinary
music Cds. What upgrades will be required for the computer,
will it need I MB of memory and a new processor, plus how much
w ill it cost?
4) What are the technical specifications of your average arcade
machine compared with an A500?
(Processor, memory. Speed I.
5) Can you turn ofTtrap-door 5I2K memory upgrades without
touching the switch, that is use a program?
6) Suggest a good-quality and cheap 3.5-inch external disk drive.
7l Is there an emulator which costs less than £40 which lets you use IBM PC programs, or Nimbus programs. Or Mac programs?
X) Do vou know how to wire up a Cl B 452 BBC monitor to an Amiga?
JOHN SMITH. PORTGI.F.NONE ALARMING LACK I have written a program in Amiga BASIC for an alarm, and whilst wiring up a switch to pins six and eight of the joystick port was easy enough, and they worked OK. It won't, unfortunately, work in the background while Deluxe Painl III is running.
Photon Paint doesn't cause any problems, so do I have to redirect a file or something?
IAN AIRI.EV. ANON When DeluxePaint III loads, you may notice two options: Load all' or 'Swap'. Normally, you would select Load all. Which saves Dpaint the hassle of hav ing to load different bits from disk as it needs them.
If you select Swap, then it w ill do this. The problem is that Dpaint is a very memory -hungry program, so it closes down your program before starting itself. You may find this doesn't work - if so. A bit more memory added to y our computer should cure the problem.
I) Very easy! Boot up with Workbench, double click on the Shell
icon and type: You arc now in Ed. The Workbench text editor.
Type: Press Esc. Then X. then return, and it should work OK
NameotTextEnginedisk refers to what the stand alone TextEngine
disk is called - avoid using DEO:. DF1: and so on. Alw ay s
use the name of disks before the colon.
2) You need some other files and directories from Workbench.
Start Workbench, double click on the Shell, and ty pe in the
following: copy all from Sysidevs to Nameo f Tex t Eng i ned i
s k:devs copy all from sysil to NameOfTextEr.ginedisk: 1 copy
all from systlibs to NajneOfTextEnginedisk:libs copy all from
sysic to NameOfTextEngtr.edtsktc SEPTEMBER 1991 After several
thousand disk swaps, you'll be there! Actually, you only need
to type the first line for your problem, but Workbench really
needs five directories: c. devs, I. libs and s (but you've
already got the startup-scquence answer). If you don't want to
have to keep doing this, make one disk with those directories
on. And copy it when you want (o make a stand-alone program.
Alternatively , buy an extra disk drive.
3) Yes il will play Cds and no upgrades are required bul they are
useful (the CDTV has IMB of chip memory as standard, the A500
does not), it's unlikely to need a new ROM chip inside the
Amiga because it will probably be inside the A690. Yes it will
probably need I Mb. No y ou don't need a new processor and it
will cost you about £300 or maybe less.
4) It really depends on the arcade machine. Recent arcade games
have lots more memory (15 Mb plus stored on ROM chips rather
than disk), faster processors (16 Mhz) and lots more custom
graphics hardware. Of course, a suitably expanded Amiga knocks
spots off anything (40 Mb RAM. 24-bit graphics.
68040 processor, read write magnetooptical hard carts and so on).
5) Yes: lots of custom bootblocks thal are in the public domain
can do this. Ask a PD library for a disk with such a boot-
block. And VirusExpert or Zero Virus III to copy the bootblock
onto your disks.
6) I've never actually seen a duff expensive extra floppy
drive. Look out for the Power Computing series (Power
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stock it
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7) No. They cost more than that.
8) If you had sent me the w (ring diagram LOTS IVIORE MEMORY I
was most interested in your reply to M llillcrhy (AP25)
regarding the replacement of existing memory chips with
larger memory chips, especially when your reply explained that
this will work with the A5000 accelerator card.
Could you possibly clarify, though, whether your comment: "you populate all the sockets at once." Is in fact correct or can I increase the memory in stages? I realise that I cannot mix the two kinds of chip. (Your SupraRAM review says it is added in 2Mb increments). Also, what type of chips do I need?
MIKE LEACH. GOSPORT Going from memory (it's the weekend. Solid Stale Leisure are unobtainable and this page is being primed Monday morning) the A5000 does need lo have all of the sockets populated at the same time with large capacity RAM chips.
The reason I believe this to be the case is that the memory addressing is fooled by having 16 Mb of RAM available, rather than the maximum four.
Normally the board will not take very large RAM chips, unless the whole board is occupied.
It's a bit of gimmick really , but if you really want to splash out on 16 Mb of extra RAM (accelerators boost the Amiga's RAM potential amazingly) then I suggest you telephone Solid State Leisure on 0933 650677 for further information because I’m afraid I honestly don't know.
As for the SupraDrive. Well you can't mix the type of RAM chips that are on that either - you can use either 256 X 4 chips and expand in 0.5Mb increments, or I Mb X 4 chips and expand it in 2Mb increments.
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MATRIX - WORKING FOR MEMBERS ONLY £ 31p HIGH QUALITY TYPE, 100% GUARANTEED ERROR FREE 40 cap disk box .£3.25 80 cap box .£3.75 Dust Covers £3.95 Mouse mats £1.75 PLEASE ADD POSTAGE AND PACKING £3.50 Tel: 0008 818500 ABS DISK SUPPLIES l l 193 Brampton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9AX WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN A £50 MAIL ORDER VOUCHER DIAL 0898 886 900 NOW , U. O. D. Ltd CA2 5BB f Calls charged_at_34p per_mincheap 45p peak _ Qwhat is the difference between hardware and software?
A Hardware is a term which covers anything physical related to computers. So printers, computers. Silicon chips, disk drives and so on are all regarded as hardware. The technical definition of hardware is. "You can kick it".
Answerfile Are you in need of some quick answers to common queries?
Pat McDonald comes up with the goods in this month's question- and-answer session.
Software is the term used for programs and data. It really is nothing more than a particular sequence of numbers and it can exist in many different forms.
These sequences of numbers can be stored on disk, read into a computer, backed-up to a tape streamer, or printed out. However, the software remains the same - a sequence of numbers. It doesn't matter whether it's a picture, a sound sample or a program - these are regarded as software.
The difference between them is that hardware is unchangeable - it cannot be reprogrammed, changed or tweaked without completely changing it. Software, on the other hand, can be altered and twisted around: software is much more flexible than hardware. That's why one is soft, and the other is hard!
SEPTEMBER 1991 There is one other category, firmware. On some computers (the Amiga included) you can plug-in cartridges which contain programs. These programs are stored on chips called ROMs (Read Only Memory) and cannot be changed without changing the chip.
Ql'm annoyed as hell because my Amiga has had to be sent back to be repaired. It was still under warranty and it's been away for ages.
What should I do?
Alt's simple: COMPLAIN. Commodore's repair company FMG have never had a particularly good reputation (they had an A500 of ours for over six months!). Commodore appoint their own repair company and so they should have some say in the matter, so I suggest you write to them regarding the problem.
If enough people complain, something might actually get done. It's no good just belly-aching to anybody
- talk lo the people who are responsible for the long delays. The
address to write to is: Steve Franklin.
Commodore UK. The Switchback. Gardner Road.
Maidenhead. Berks SL6 7XA.
Ql've got a lot of program disks that don't work anymore. They are originals, not copies. How do I get them working again?
A The best thing to do is to go back lo the shop where you bought the product from. Normally they'll be only too happy to replace il with the same program, assuming that they have a replacement in stock. They might have to send it back to the distributor. But you should do this as early as possible.
If it's a game that's a year older or more, then the distributor may not be able to find a copy. The best course of action in this case is to get in touch with the software house. Nearly all of them prim their address (and usually the telephone number) in the manuals, usually in extremely small print.
Ql bought a second-hand printer dirt cheap without a manual, and I can't get it to work with nty Amiga. Help!
A Buying anything second-hand is a gamble.
You've no guarantee that it works in the first place: if you see it working in one place, it might break on the way home. The manufacturer might have gone out of business, the printer may not even plug into the mains (it could be for use in another country for all you know) and without a manual, you're stuck.
If this happens to you. Then you've got do some detective work. For a start, inspect the printer very closely. Usually, ihe manufacturers name and address will he on their somewhere. Write to them and ask for the price of a manual (and it will cost you. Not forgetting the postage and delivery charges).
Look at the connector where the Amiga connects to the printer. If it's marked "centronics" or parallel, and is wide and flat with a tongue running across the centre. Then it's a parallel printer and you should get a normal Amiga printer cable.
If it's got 25 holes or pins. 13 on the top row and 12 on the bottom, it's probably a serial printer (it might be marked "RS232"). Get an Amiga serial cable, sometimes called a null modem cable.
Ql've heard that my Amiga is a 16-bit computer - what exactly does this mean?
A Inside every computer there is one chip that tells all the others what to do. This chip actually takes all the decisions and gives all the orders - it's called the central processor unit, micro processor unit or sometimes just the processor.
In the Amiga, the central processor unit is a Motorola 68,000 chip. And inside it. All information (whether pictures, programs, data. Text, animations, blah blah) is stored as binary numbers - little logical on and offs of electricity.
The 68.000 can handle binary numbers of up to 16 digits long without any fancy tricks, so it's called a 16- bit chip. And that's the reason why the Amiga is a 16-bit computer.
However, when you have a different processor (a 68020. 68030. Or 68.040) (hen (he picture changes.
These chips are 32-bit. That is (hey can add. Divide, multiply and subtract binary numbers of up to 32-bits long. That's why they're so good.
Not just twice as good - every time you add a binary digit, the number doubles, so they can process numbers 65.536 times greater than a standard 68.000 without resorting to exotic programming.
Qis it worth buying a head-cleaning kit for my floppy disk drive?
Alt depends. I would only use a drive cleaning kit about once every two years because they tend to gradually abrade the heads in the disk drive. The real problem w ith them is after putting the cleaning fluid on the cloth disk, because once you insert the disk into the Amiga the drive stops rotating! By continually rebooting your Amiga, though, with the cleaner in the drive, you should do the job.
What is an emulator?
A An emulator is usually a piece of hard or software which will let you use programs, that is designed for other computers, on your Amiga.
Normally you're Amiga can only use Amiga programs.
Emulators exist for the Mac (AMax II - Entertainment International 0268 541126*. ST (Medusa and Chameleon - No UK supplier yet) and IBM PC (ATOnce. Vortex Silica Shop. 081-309 1111 *.
An alternative PC emulator that is extremely good and easy to fit is the KCS board, but it only works on an A500 (Bilcon Devices 091-490 1919*.
In addition, there are many software-only emulators available through the PD libraries. Ones for the ST. Commodore 64. ZX Spectrum and even the Sinclair QL can be bought on disk for a few pounds, (although normally you need some extra hardware too* and is available from the program writers.
QI have heard of programs that let you use PC and ST disks with the Amiga (not to run programs, just to swap Tiles*. What are they and where can I get them from.
A Yes. They do exist. DOS 2 DOS and VDOS (pronounced "cross dos") are available from various software retailers - check the adverts in this issue. An alternative PD version exists, called The ATOnce emulator is one of the trickier emulators to fit
- it invalidates your worronty.For experienced users only.
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QI hase an Action Replay II cartridge and I would like to get a hard drive that works with it (my cartridge is plugged into the hard drive, which is plugged into my A500). Can any hard drive do this?
They work by assigning different names to your disk drives. So if you put a PC disk into your internal disk drive, you would call it "PC0" rather than "DF0:". Of course, they only work w ith Workbench- friendly programs, but for virtually all word processors, paint programs, databases and so on they w ork very well.
A Sadly, no. No hard drive I've ever tested can do this - even the SupraDrive 500XP. Which has a connector apparently suitable for the Action Replay. The reason for this is uncertain, but it could be this... Both the freezer cartridge and the hard drive contain ROM chips, where they store their programs. If you connect two ROMs to the same connector, then they clash. Unfortunately, the A500 only has one connector, on the left-hand side, so you've got a bit of problem.
Now you know what they're called. I suggest you peruse the adverts in this magazine to find a local supplier. They will be able to help you both with selling you a product and setting it up (they require alterations to your startup-sequence).
Qwhat is a sound sampler - hardware or software? Do you know where can I get hold of one for my A1000?
A Strictly speaking, a sound sampler is a piece of hardware. It's a box that plugs into the Amiga (usually through the parallel port*, and it's to read in sounds from the real world, and 'digitise' them - tum them into numbers.
To actually do this reading in of sounds, you need a program. Most sound samplers have the software on a disk, which you load up to start sampling sound.
However, because sound samplers arc all so similar, you can use different sound samplers with different sampling programs.
In short, if you are thinking of buy ing a sound sampler. Then make sure that it comes supplied with some sampling software as well. The best sampling software to get is AudioMasler III. Also, if you have an A1000.
Then make sure that y ou get a sound sampler that is compatible w ith your machine, because most of them are not. Datel still do A1000 sound samplers.
Date I 0782 744324 QI have just bought a printer, and I can't seem to find a driver for it with Preferences.
I've tried every different driver, what do I do?
A First, don't panic Some printer drivers are so obscure that tracking them down can take months. You can't really blame the computer - there are so many different makes and types of printer.
The good news is you do get some extra printer drivers w ith your Amiga. They re hidden on the Extras disk - so dig out the back-up that you made of it.
The first thing to do is start the compute* up with Workbench, and make another copy of Workbench to alter. Once you have a copy (see the Coverdisk pages for how to copy disks), make some space on it. The easiest way to do this is to drag a few of the less than useful icons to the Trashcan - things like the calculator. The Say program.
Don't forget to click on the Trashcan to highlight it.
Then select 'Empty Trash' from the Disk menu. Now you should have some space on the disk.
Next, double click on the Shell icon. Printer drivers always live in a directory called Printers, which is always in a directory called Devs, which doesn't have an icon - you can't see it from Workbench. You have to use the Shell.
To do the actual copy ing, just type in this one line and press Return at the end:- Copy all from Excrasl.3idevs printers co '.'(orkbenchl.3:devs princers This copies all of the printer drivers from Extras onto your Workbench disk. If you specify different disk names, you can copy them onto any disk. For example: Copy all from Extrasl.3:devs printers to DeluxePaintIV:devs printers To get rid of the Shell, type this and press Return key: endcli You'll notice I've used disk names, rather than device names (DF0:|. It is wise to specify the exact name of a disk followed by a colon, then the
directories separated by backslashes. If any names have a space in them, then you must put quotation marks around the lot: You may find that you have not made enough space on the Workbench disk - the computer may come back with a "Volume Workbench 1.3 is full." Message. In which case make more space on the Workbench disk by disposing other utilities. Then try again.
SEPTEMBER 1991 Once you have all the drivers, test them out by using Preferences to alter the driver. If none of them work, then it's quest time: phone PD libraries, talk lo everyone you know, write to the printer manufacturer and either get hold of one or die try ing.
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USELESS INFO Do you know that if you work 9-5. Five days a week in front of a computer you spend 2,080 hours a year in front of a screen? "You might gel square eyes." Said the Auntie to the boy! Do I get a prize for that incredible piece of information?
MATTHEW LEAKE. POTTERS BAR No. You don't. Bui as I work about twice as much as that in front of a computer, you have reminded me to gel one of those weird cacti that are supposed to soak up radiation. Anyone know if they work?
NICE TRY If it's games immortalised in song you're looking for.
Then look no further than the album 'X 00 Multiplies' by Yellow Magic Orchestra. It has a track entitled ‘Invader’ which has no lyrics but includes sounds from Breakout. Space Invaders. Bool Hill and some more that I can't identify. The rest of the album's also worth a whirl if you like the idea of a Japanese Kraftwcrk.
MARTIN SMITH. HOOKWOOD Thanks for the gen, hut don’t really think it counts unless the name of a game is specifically mentioned in the words of a song.
CONVERT For three years I saved up to buy an Archimedes until I had seven hundred pounds, and one day last year I walked into a shop with cheque book at the ready. Just as I was about to write the cheque. I heard the sweet sound of my favourite song, 'Hotel California', from across the room. I smiled and complimented the shop assistant on his good taste in music. "Yes," he said, “it's our Amiga 500." I stopped. "Hang on." I said, "computers can't make sound like that!" “Oh yes they can!" He replied.
Ten minutes later I walked out of the shop with an Amiga under my arm and £300 still in my pocket. My only regrets are that the Amiga is so goddamned ugly and that they have such a godawful reputation. Why do all other computer owners despise Amiga owners as gamcsplayers who never do anything serious? I know, because I used to. But the Amiga is great as a serious computer as well.
DAVID WIGNALL, WEST LINTON find il incredibly hard to believe that all other computer owners don’t want to own an Amiga. think it must be jealousy tlial makes them put llie Amiga down.
Probably the Amiga has something of a reputation as a games machine because il has a bigger range of games produced for it than any other, including the consoles.
Bui we’re also talking about the only truly multi-tasking home computer, llie only one that has had stereo sound since launch, the only one that now gives you access to the latest in computing technology, such as 24-bit graphics. You can't get more serious! Right. I’m off for a game o Llamatron... WHAT’S THE SECRET OF GOOD... Why is it that Deuteros. Previewed in the December 1990 edition with a claimed ETA of December, and reviewed in the April 1991 issue of Amiga Formal, is not. According to Amiga Power, going to be released until late August!!! 1 was most upset when I trotted down to my
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DARREN HOBBS. GERRARDS C ROSS Timing! We are normally very careful to ensure that game reviews are in an issue of the mag that is out about the same time as ihe game. The trouble with this one. Though, is that we reviewed it and sent the mag off to be primed just a few days before it was announced that Activision UK was to close. It seemed to take an age for Deuteros and the also-excellent Hunter to be released by Activision France, the new label established by the people who bought out the UK software house. Nothing we could do about that. I’m afraid. We were victims of circumstances.
SEPTEMBER 1991 COMEDY Just letting you know that piracy rules the air. Just thought i'de tell you 1 ripp off the software industry.
You, will here from me Again.
BOB I've printed this illiterate scrawl just as it appeared in Bob's letter. What a poor. Sad. Pathetic no-hope.
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YOUR OPINION A lot of the games that are being released at the moment are a load of rubbish. Although the games may seem good, with fancy graphics, they tend to be very short on lasting appeal.
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Lemmings and The Secret of Monkey Island are just two good examples.
Remember, we don’t review games just for our own persona! Enjoyment: Screen Play is there to help you pick out the real goodies and avoid the real losers. And I'd really like to hear anyone's views on the current state of games.
FAIR DEAL WANTED Some months ago I sent a game t back to a software house because it | had stopped working after a month's play. I pointed out that I the game to the place it was bought as it had been a present, and I sent only the disk, not the box or instruction booklet, to save on postage. Since then I have heard nothing at all.
Could not return This is in sharp contrast to Gremlin Graphics, who promptly exchanged a disk and apologised into the bargain, and that was from a budget compilation!
If software houses make disks that cannot be backed up. I do think they should be prepared to change disks that develop faults. After all, the first thing that we are told to do by Commodore is to back everything up!
DENIS GREGORY, RICHMOND I don't know if you're aware, but there's been a definite increase lately in the pressure exerted by the software houses to oppose such things as copying devices While we agree that piracy is a problem which we all share - the more of it goes on. The more we all have to pay for our software - we also believe that we buy data, not disks, and that we have the right to continue enjoying a game even if not the magnetic medium on which it is stored packs up. If we can’t back the disks up because they are copy-protected, then w e must be entitled to free replacements.
If you do have a disk that you can't hack up and it stops working, then you should send it hack to the software house keeping the box and the manual, just like Penis here very sensibly did.
Last but by no means least. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has any praise for or complaints about the sen’ice provided by particular software houses. We may start up an awards system for the best and the worst software houses!
ARCHIPELAPOLOGY!
Oh dear! It seems I owe you an apology for suggesting that you were peddling dud games on the Coverdisk. I must write out a hundred times "If all else fails, please read the instructions..." TI) Bl'RGE, BANSTF.AD Apology accepted, and you needn't do the lines.
Naturally we don't expect you to have to guess how to use the Coverdisk. So we do our best to give you clear instructions: but it does help if you read them!
And we wouldn't dream of putting dud games on the Coverdisk. So in case you are one of the few people whose disk refuses to work every month, please be patient. I know there’s always a few disks that seem to take an age to be returned but we’re streamlining the system now. If you can bear in mind that we now duplicate 160.000 disks even month and that a few are bound to go wrong, we d be grateful.
THE END You asked for interesting endings to games. Well, after what seemed to be an eternity of playing my time away, night after night and nearly all of my spare lime, to the annoyance of my wife. I eventually got to the end of Cinemaware's Wings. It was such a feat to achieve: it was also quite a pleasure to sec that so much effort had been put into it. Smashing stuff! By the way. The secret lo finishing Wings is saving a lot.
ANDY GUNN, LINTHORPE YES. BUT WHAT HAPPENS? Believe it or not. I haven't actually finished every game played, which is why I’m so curious about the end game sequences. I want to know what happens! Come on. You readers, send in the details of your favourites! There may be a prize in it... US BONDS I had the joy of discovering your magazine on a recent business trip. I am not sure how you can pack so much, including one or two disks and shipping from Britain, into a magazine that retails in the States for about 30*?
Less than our domestic magazines with disks. It was a delight to once again read an Amiga magazine that addresses all types of users and is not totally filled with video usage!
1 have two questions: how can I subscribe over here (I may never sec another issue otherwise) and why (my son asks) do you call your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game Hero Turtles !
BARLOW SOPER. RI STON. LOUISIANA Very pleased to hear you like it: I reckon US magazines with disks overcharge. Of course the problem we have occasionally is that our magazine is produced mainly for European PAL users and some programs may not work on the American NTSC system.
Fortunately, this doesn't seem to be too much of a problem with most Coverdisk software.
Simply look at our Subscription pages for details: this issue's are on Pages 178-9. Overseas subs go by air mail, so they are a shade expensive. I’m afraid, and believe you should pay with an International Money Order if possible. As for the Turtles: well, it seems that when the TV cartoon was imported by the BBC they insisted on the name being changed because 'Ninja1 had excessively violent connotations. The T ' version over here even has a Hero Turtles' version of the theme song. The Hero tag has stuck to some licences, including the computer game.
YOU LITTLE MONKEY!
My parents bought me The Secret of Monkey Island because I had chicken pox. But they wouldn't allow me to sec the guide you show in Issue 24 until I'd nearly finished the first part.
Now I find once I've finished the first part that you've got two things missing.
The first one is that the Voodoo shop is not just as far as the chest with the chicken. If you go to the edge of the screen after you've completed the three trials, you will find that there is a voodoo lady and she will tell you about your journey ahead and about the only thing that can destroy Captain LeChuck.
The second thing is that it's much easier to find the swordmastcr by following the shopkeeper after you ask him to show you the way to the swordmastcr. As soon as he has left, go out of the door and you will see him going through the archway. And if you follow him lie will show you a much quicker route through the forest.
JOHN WALLEY. AGED 9, SWANSEA PS Dictated by John and typed by Mum on her PC.
The whole family think that this game is absolutely brilliant - it even repays playing over and over again.
And any game I can do better than my children just has to be brilliant... Well. John, of course being absolutely mad on Monkey Island, we just had to agree with you and your mum and I think you deserve a T shirt. Just tell your mum she shouldn't be using a PC. Would you?
THE ICEMAN COMETH... Here in Iceland, many computer freaks fell into the PC pit. But a few of us sensible ones have Antigas. We've formed a club called Promo, counting 53 members at the moment. As the entire nation only consists of
260. 000 humans this should be considered remarkable!
FREYR NJARDVIK. REYKJAVIK Only 260.000 humans, eh? So what are all the nonhumans? If there's anyone else out there in the wide world outside the UK, please write in. We'd love to hear from you and. If you live in Florida, we d like to come and stay for a couple of weeks... SCARLET TREE FISH There is a chicken inside my Amiga and it can speak "English", and without fail every Tuesday it says "I am going to get you on your nineteenth birthday". It knows my father's name and what kind of cigarettes my grandmother smokes.
Sometimes I hear the voice of Adolf Hiller when I am on the toilet. I am scared as I will be nineteen soon.
Am 1 going mad. Or does this happen to everyone who is learning Assembly language?
197 RODGER The philosopher Wittgenstein was walking down a corridor one day with a friend. He turned to his friend and said. "Tell me. Why do people always say it was natural for primitive man to assume the sun went round the earth?" "Because it looked that way" answered the friend. "But what would it have looked like."
Responded Wittgenstein, "if it had looked as if the earth went round the sun?"
SEPTEMBER 1991 CDTV QUESTION I have been greatly impressed by the potential of the CDTV. And after reading your feature I am very tempted to buy my own ‘black magic box'. However. I feel this may be a rash move w ith the imminent arrival of the Amiga CD-ROM unit. I already have an A500 expanded to 1 Meg and I would save a considerable sum by purchasing the CD-ROM instead.
Could you please tell me the advantages of buying the CDTV over the CD-ROM unit? I was also wondering about the reactions of the people who have already bought a CDTV... are they still glad they did?
JLI.IE-ANNE SPARKES. WIMBLEDON CHASE I've been wondering about people who've bought a CDTV too: please do write in and tell me what you think about it. If you have got one. Now. As far as I am aware, the CDTV has only two advantages over the Amiga-plus-CD-ROM combination, and that’s its looks and a MIDI interface. The CD-ROM drive for the Amiga should - and I emphasise the should, because we don’t yet know - should enable infra-red remote control to be used and play Hi Fi Cds back. This would actually leave the Amiga massive advantages: you already have a keyboard, a disk drive and standard
joystick ports (some CDTV games, like Xenon 2. Do not perform well under infra-red control and need the wire-connected controller). How much of the should do’ becomes does' in the CD-ROM drive remains lo be seen. I’d certainly hang on to your Amiga.
CDTV REACTION "So remember: ihe future of ihe CDTV depends on you..." you said al (he end of your CDTV feature in ihe July issue. A big invite to comment, I thought.
I'm looking forward to multimedia and all that. I'm not a computer buff - I don't even own one. Can't even operate one - but when I was only halfway through your piece on the Commodore CDTV I was just busting to know where I would have to phone the next day to buy one. 1 could hardly contain my excitement at the prospect of having one - and so reasonable a price too!
What a let-down it was. Then, to read the 4th para on the picture on p34: "not a CD player for the Hi Fi buff..." So it's useless! Well, that's my view anyway, make it Hi Fi and for. Say. £650 and they'll sell very well, but like it is there'll be few takers.
MAURICE SAWYER. BEACONSFIELD I’m fascinated that you are reading Amiga Format if you're not a computer buff anyway! But that actually makes your comments all the more interesting, because you. More than us Amiga fans, are the sort of person Commodore would like to see buying the CDTV.
About the Hi Fi thing: what I actually meant is that the quality of the CDTV's CD audio is not up there with the top CD players: it's still a 16 times oversampling system that's in there with the sort of stuff most of us would buy. It's not great, it's not awful.
But what surprises me most is that this is one of only four letters we've had on the subject of the CDT ; 198
- and two of those were from the same person! Don't you lot care
at all? Are you looking forward to paying CD software on your
Amiga, or not? Come on. Let’s hear your views.
SMART COOKIE I would like to make a suggestion to all new Amiga owners: check that all the ports on your Amiga are working. When I’d saved enough money to buy my printer. I was like a kid in a sweet shop with a tanner to spend. Imagine my disappointment when I got it home, read the instructions twice, plugged it all in and... nothing but garbage!
Back to the shop 1 went, grabbed the shop assistant politely by Ihe throat and said in a most polite voice that it didn't work, the printer was checked and found to be in working order... could 1 bring my Amiga in?
I had to have a new motherboard and parallel port.
Luckily for me it was just six weeks before the warranty ran out. If I had bought the printer six weeks later I would have had all the expense of the repair, even though the port might not have been working when 1 bought the machine.
GORDON SUTHERLAND, LEICESTER That's a very good point. I don't believe it's one I've heard before. Ten Brownie points lo you. Old chap!
MIXED METAPHORMOTOSIS Just recently. Commodore have received criticism from Atari and Sam Tramiel in particular about the CDTV launch (I refer to the interview in New Computer Express). Also Atari are launching new consoles and updating their somewhat old ST. Isn't it about time Commodore stopped treading the minefield in the dark and got their finger out?
JOHN BURGIN, LINCOLN Err... got their finger out of what?
GET REAL!
You have got yourself into the ridiculous situation where you are distributing the August edition in the first week in July! Isn't it time you got back in the real world? I suggest you call the next issue 'August extra' and carry on from there... CAPT ERIC STARLING, W KILBRIDE Magazines always publish their August editions in July: it's a tradition dating. I’m told, back to magazines that would carry diaries of events for the next month, anyway, it's all right for you... you don't have to work on the September edition, the one that comes out in August, during July... it gets very confusing.
What day is it?
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TIM MEADER, NEW ASH GREEN The first, believe it or not. We reckon this particular gimmick is getting a bit tired, but it must work for the boys at Hart otherwise they'd stop doing it pretty quickly, wouldn't they? Certainly it just got them some free publicity... WANTED!
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It's Mad Max meets Chipperfieid's with plenty of trashed cars!
SOUNDBYTES "There's no damage lo ihe ear: except. Ol course, lo ihe car itself."
Murrav Walker notches up unoiher classic during Ihe British Grand Prix. 14 Julx.
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W ||US Ml) IIIXI? 4 Ihe quote on the Contents page of Issue 24. "The luturc is. And always has been, an interesting place”, is Ironi Andy Smith, onc-timc Reviews Editor ol Annya for nun. In his review of the game Inlrrphtisr in Issue 4.
Well wuddya know, eh? There was only one single person who got it right: I is,i ( ‘( 'onnor of Trow bridge. And she w ins the pci e VMIfIS ||) IIUI?6 To win a special Anaya toniuii T shin, identity the quotation on the Contents pages and send an accurate, amusing or imaginative dcscnptum »*l where it comes lr«»m to Who Said That?b. Amipa format at our Bath address before September 13.
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TOP EVENT Ihe Amiga format World of Commodore Show’ We’re working .»ur little bottoms nil preparing some special surprises, and wc look forward to seeing y »u all in pcrw»n al Earl's C«*urt II in November' WOKimoKIII WINNERS!
Ihe answers to the ten questions arc a bit involved to print here. We'll just name the eight lucky people who won a Ircc copy id Digita's new word processor Ihey are John Prior. High Wycombe SR Price.
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And ol course Issue 27 is likely to sell out even more quickly than the magazine normally does. It'll be carrying a special report on 24-bit True Colour, including the details of the latest high-end kit and a review of the first affordable 24-bit system.
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If * U zEjg L-. ¦ GH4 ft Available in August on Amiga & Atari ST It is the end of the 31st Century. Nearly one thousand years ago man colonised the moon, and from there created a range of human mutations which were left to develop other planets. At the same time, life on earth was destroyed by a cataclysmic climatic change.
Now the mutant races are at war with each other, and man has returned to Earth, rebuilt civilisation, and forgotten about past adventures.
Deep in Earth City, plans have been made to explore space again. The race has started to develop Earth's resources, to research new technology, to build for future adventures.
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